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6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula

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Evergreen, Colorado
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“Wonderful & quiet, yet only blocks from the action!”
Reviewed April 11, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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If you've stayed in Cozumel before, this is the place for you; close yet quiet. This condo only a few shorts blocks from the bustling of the San Miguel Civic Center and shops. The condo has two single rooms and a two bedroom. The "L" shaped two bedroom is on the 2nd floor. The two one-bedrooms (large hotel room style) are side by side in a hallway that leads to the kitchen and swimming pools.// My, wife, son and I stayed in the two one-bedrooms. Both had nice, large bathrooms, comfy beds, and the room was nicely appointed. Semi private porch deck with hammocks on ground level. Also had a college dorm room sized refrigerator.

The pool is perfect for one or two families to play in after eating on the garden porch is lovely in the evening overlooking the pool (watch for the two turtles near the pool). The kitchen part of the garden porch. Other than some spices and coffee, all food items you need will have to be bought at Mega, two blocks away. Full sized refrigerator is available for your use. Five gallon water jug is provided in the kitchen.

The rooms are nice. Even nicer were Henny Watts and her grandson Joe Watts. The owners make the Summerplace Inn truly relaxing and comforting. Henny books the reservations from her home in Canada. She was a delight to work with and provided me some good, locals only information of places to eat. Joe met us at the Summerplace Inn. Throughout our stay, Joe was gracious, outgoing and helpful, and genuinely friendly and interested in helping.

There are a number of different sized bicycles in the garage. I recommend you check the air pressure on the bike you choose the day before any excursion, as we found a couple of bikes with low or flat tires. Most of the bikes are usable.

Joe Watts has a good relations ship with Magarita (make sure you roll the "Rs") form ISIS scooter & VW rentals. By chance, I had already reserved on through this company because they give online discounts. Joe call Margarita (roll those RRRs), verified the rental reservation and had someone at Summerplace in to take us the pick up our scooters the next morning. ISIS was prompt and did not ask for a pickup fee (tip anyway).

I already spoke with Joe about it, however, after making your reservation through Tripadvisor, Henny may soon after send you an email. Her email address that I received was from Mrs. Watts "@CozumelInn"... It was not "@Summerplace".... I tell you this because our cabdriver wanted to see address email that I received Mrs. Watts. The cab drivers know the names of places more that the are given an address to go to. But,....we made to the right place.

Summerplace Inn is the way to split the difference between quite, serene accommodations, and fun tourist bars and restaurants. Stay at Summerplace Inn because it is inexpensive and lovely. The rental cost for both of our rooms was a bargain for the rooms only. The pool, kitchen, quietness, friendly owner and nice landscaping added the lime and salt to our margarita getaway.You will then come back because of Henny and on-site grandson Joe help provided a wonderful experience. Thank you.

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Liked best: Mrs. Henny Watts the owner and her on-site grandson Joe Watts
Liked least: Condition of the bicycles. (Remember they are provided for FREE)
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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rayjeanne
Ottawa Canada
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25 reviews
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“Excellent accommodation in Cozumel”
Reviewed January 9, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We reserved two double rooms for ourselves and out sister and brother-in-law, with access to a well equipped kitchen and a lovely pool for a two week stay in Cozumel. The managers anticipated our every need and the accommodations more than met our requirements. Close to grocery stores for self-catering and walking distance to the ocean. Perfect for our vacation.

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Liked best: The accommodation and owners
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jan 8, 2014
Hi Jan, Thank you so much for your review. It is much appreciated.
I always find it difficult to ask for reviews but in the wake of savey computer users, some of the run down places have a higher review for staying, than at our place . Each review helps bring up our rating for staying.
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Alice G
Hillerod, Denmark
1 review
“Peace and quiet quality with pool, close to city center and the beach.”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

My husband and I have for the last 10 years visited and stayed at Summerplace Inn, Cozumel between 14 days and a month. We have always been very satisfied, so clean and tidy, nice things to look at and a lovely pool. Situated at a quite road, close to the two largest super markets on the island with ATM’s, laundry and everything you need. Lovely outdoor kitchen well sheltered for the sun and any weather in direct connection to the pool area. A sweet harmonic little place.
Henny Watts and her family provide excellent service and we always felt welcome. The hosts, having the background from Canada as well as Denmark/Europe, understand what the visitors need and expect.
Summerplace Inn is absolutely a place we would recommend to others and we look forward to come back.
Alice and Kjell Glorvigen
Hillerød, Denmark

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Wiegers
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“Home sweet home”
Reviewed January 14, 2013 for a stay in February 2012
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Summers place Inn is like a 2nd home to me! I luv it. This year my family are visiting the hotel for the 2nd time. It was offordable and a huge bang for your buck. I have no idea what the people are talking about when they give terrible rates? I think the hotel is awesome. I felt very safe with my family there, and I can not wait to visit it again!

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Candace_1...
Burnsville, Minnesota
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“Minnesota Golden Gophers Visit Summer Place!”
Reviewed January 8, 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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This was our 5th trip to Summer Place and we love it. We rent the whole place (condo upstairs and three rooms downstairs) and it works great for our group (grandparents, kids, grandkids), coming from Minnesota, New Mexico and Virginia. We make use of the downstairs kitchen almost every night to sit around the pool with 'ritas and guacamole. Summer Place is located on a quiet side street away from the cruise ship crowds, but only 2-3 blocks away from Margaritaville and all the action. We love going to the local grocery store - Chedraui - with fresh bolillios and tortillas. Since last year there has some some remodeling and upgrades to the outside area by the pool and it is roomier and very tastefully done. This year the maid cleaned our rooms spotlessly and left towel "animals" on our beds! Very cute. We feel safe there and it's easy to park and get around. It's a quick trip to the other side of the island to get to Chen Rio, one of our favorite underused beaches. It's a walk to the Zocolo, but we love walking through the local neighborhoods, versus the cookie-cutter restaurants on the ocean side, which can be fun as well. Summer Place is a gem situated in a local neighborhood and the hosts are so helpful with recommendations of things to do, and also calling pizza places if we need, because we don't speak Spanish, arranging taxis as needed to get back to the airport. We feel safe with the grandkids walking to the Zocolo or biking to town for fish tacos (bikes provided by Summer Place). We also use their boogie boards at the beach. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay!

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Mark C
Modesto, California, United States
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4 reviews
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“Summer Place was good/better, Summer Breezes just ok.”
Reviewed October 18, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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This October's trip was our 12th to the island and our 4th stay at a Summer Place property. (There are two)

In the past, we've stayed at the Summer Place which is on 10th Av between 17th and 19th St and up from the Chedraui (think Super Walmart) a little ways. Our first visit was in 2000. Because of extensive remodeling to this property, the owners put us in the Summer Breezes Condos (managed by the Watts family) which are a few blocks further back into the Corpus Christi area of San Miguel. Corpus is actually one of the more upscale areas of town.

The Summer Place is a 8-10 minute walk from the Chedraui and 15 - 20 to the central square. The Summer Breeze is too far to walk comfortably, but we had a car anyway. Never had any issues with parking or "riff-raff" as indicated by others.

Having staying in various condos around the world, we're used to this kind of living and have come to expect certain things that were lacking. While no one thing listed below were deal breakers, the sum of them made for no more than an "OK" stay... thus the 3 / 5 rating. Past stays at the actual Summer Place were always much better.

THE GOOD

- Spacious two bedroom condo with a full beds in both rooms, shared bath. Beds are typical of most Cozumel hotels/inns. (thinner mattress on a hard foundation. If you have back problems, seek higher-end accommodations)

- Complete kitchen with coffee pot, microwave, oven, gas cooktop, and big refrigerator.

- Nice little 4' deep pool, a shade small for our liking, but clean and well kept.

- Beautiful roof top common area with gas BBQ and washer/dryer. GREAT VIEWS of town, especially at night.

- Outdoor dining area with table right outside the unit, great for morning coffee and evening meals, though not private at all.

- Joe and Henny were amenable to our requests, always friendly and eager to please. They even gave us some children's DVDs to help us keep our young son occupied when we were taking one of our many siestas.

NEEDS WORK / IMPROVEMENT (none by themselves is a deal breaker)

- There are AC units for each room controlled by handheld remotes. All of the batteries in the remotes were dead when we arrived. None of them had their respective battery covers so the AAA batteries were constantly falling out. More than one remote failed to work properly therefore the room was either hot or cold with little in between.

- Coming to Coz through DFW/CUN/PDC and the ferry, we spent a good part of our day traveling. When we arrived, the unit was very hot inside and the AC units took more than an hour to cool the place down. We were hot, wet (from the heavy showers that day) and tired and it would have been nice to arrive to an already air conditioned unit. The shower also lacked a hanging curtain... we found one in a closet and put it up.

- There were no condiments in the unit to speak of. When you rent a self-contained unit, you expect to find non-perishable incidentals such as aluminum foil or plastic wrap, salt, pepper, a small variety of spices, paper towels, etc. We had to purchase all of this and consequently had to leave much of it behind when we left. Many of the dishes and silverware were put away (slightly) dirty and had to be washed before use.

- The TV connections in the front room were in complete disarray. The DVD player didn't work and we couldn't get any cable stations because all of the cabling in back was disconnected. I was able to fix the cable and Joe lent us a working DVD player. Again, not a deal breaker... just a bit of a hassle.

- There were no lamps in ANY of the rooms. My 8 year old son sometimes sleeps with a nightlight or low wattage lamp, especially in new places. The overhead lighting is more than adequate, but way too intense to leave on at night. We like to read in the evenings and there was either too much light or not enough. We watched more TV in our 8 days here than we usually do.

- If you scuba dive and bring your own gear, the area to rinse is small with only one hook. We often had to leave our gear hanging over the rail of our second floor balcony. We had a few things fall over the edge more than once.

- Even though we're not new to the island, we couldn't find any kind of island guide or frequently called phone numbers. We ended up using the Internet for most things, which worked out, but was a bit of a hassle to find as many Cozumel businesses have either gone under in recent years or don't have working web sites.

- In our 8 days there, other tenants / owners had two large events on the roof-top common area .. a 50th anniversary party and a wedding reception. Both had at least 30 people. We were NOT notified of either event and as such, had large groups of people walking past our door. One night, we had planned to cook some fresh fish we'd caught earlier that day up on the roof top BBQ, only to find out that there was a large party going on. My family was looking forward to this fresh BBQ'd fish for a week and had we known ahead of time that there was going to be a party, we'd have scheduled our fishing trip for another day.

The noise wasn't bad, the soft music they played was actually quite nice.

Again, no one thing above was a deal breaker and the price for the unit was right, but the culmination of all of these things led us to make several phone calls for help and more than one extra trip back to the super market for things we expected to find.

We would stay again at the Summer Place, which is being remodeled this year, but we'd have to think twice about staying at the Summer Breeze Condos. For the same money, I know of two or three other places that are as nice or nicer than these units and lack the hassle we experienced.

I hope these items were no more than oversights caused by the remodel at the other place.

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Steve S
Little Rock, Arkansas
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22 reviews
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“Great location, friendly staff.”
Reviewed March 14, 2012 for a stay in March 2012

My wife and I travel to Cozumel 3-4 times a year and have tried different places at different times. We recently stayed at Summer Place Inn and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is located in a quiet neighborhood with an easy walk to downtown, and an easy walk to the dive shop that I use. The rooms our large and cleaned daily you can smell the freshness in the air. And the staff is very friendly and helpful. If you are looking for a quaint, clean affordable place you should look no farther than Summer Place Inn.

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