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Airbnb Cozumel | 11 Pretty Homes to Rent for a Perfect Vacation

Whether you are looking for a home for your short vacation or a long “workation”, my selection of the best 13 Airbnb in Cozumel and amazing VRBO apartments and villas, will help you choose among so many incredible options.

I picked my favorite ones by style and location to offer a variety of options for different budgets.

Cozumel is a charming island, mostly renowned among the diving community and as one of the main stops for Caribbean cruises.

However, its charm and beauty attract all sorts of travelers, coming to the island for a day trip from Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya or for a relaxing week and, inevitably falling in love, as I did.

In this post, instead, I am going to talk about the amazing accommodation options that you will find in Cozumel on the VRBO platform as Airbnb has interrupted the collaboration with bloggers, and they have raised their prices outrageously.

At the end of this post I will also share practical tips on how to get to Cozumel, things to do, where to eat and more.

NOTE – Although the title says Airbnb I had to change to Booking or VRBO due to Airbnb’s change of policy and higher hidden fees with which I disagree. I am sure you will love the properties I found for you on other trustworthy platforms.


In a rush? Check out my top selection

For a big family or friends retreat: Beachfront Las Brisas
For a couple or solo getaway isolated from everything: Stingray villa Cozumel
Luxury family vacation: Oceanfront Cozumel Home with Private Pier + Pool!
Solo vacation or workation: Oceanfront Condo


The prettiest Airbnb in Cozumel and VRBO

1. Stingray villa – Relax and Recharge | Turbo WiFi | couple’s paradise

📍 Cozumel · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1bath ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

Sting ray villa room
Photo © Stingray Villa

An exquisite space in the heart of Cozumel close to the ferry and all the restaurants in the town center.

As you can see from the pictures you will stay in a beautifully designed spacious space equipped with all the most modern amenities for maximum comfort.

Your hosts Greg and Silvia will also be available for anything you need to make your stay ultra special.

Read more and check availability on VRBO

What some of the previous guests say:

Place is fantastic!!! Owners are even better!! Great location in town, but very quiet and not too far from the water. We rode our bikes everywhere. Everything was immaculately clean, room, pool, etc. Close to shopping, bars, etc.

I really enjoyed my stay here, the hosts were welcoming and informative and were very flexible around my checkout which was much appreciated! I would highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to explore Cozumel on foot, it’s right near the ferry!

“Loved our stay on Cozumel and am so glad we chose Stingray Villa. Great location, and hosts. Great room that was clean, and cozy. I will definitely return! ☺️ We really liked that they provided drinking water in the room & recycled it. Thanks!”

👉 Read more and check availability on VRBO


2. Beachfront condo at Residencias Reef-A

📍 San Miguel – Cozumel · 3 guests · 1 bedroom  · 1 private bath – ⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

BEACHFRONT CONDO GARDEN
Photo courtesy VRBO

This spacious condo located in the condo complexes Residencias Reef offers all the modern comfort and spectacular sunset views from its own private beach or from the comfy chairs on your balcony, or from the exclusive rooftop patio.

Located on San Francisco beach, Residencias Reef consists of four condo complexes which include two heated pools that guests are welcome to use

There are a few beach club restaurants within walking distance of the condo and a pier for diving pick up right in front!

👉 Read more and check availability on VRBO

What previous guests said

Great location and property. Host was very helpful with communication and information. Would definitely return”.

“Residencias Reef never fails to impress. The grounds are immaculate and the units are clean and well maintained. Susan is extremely responsive and accommodating to her guests. We consistently rent here and are returning guests to this unit. We highly recommend for a relaxing, enjoyable respite.”

“I booked Susan’s condo on very short notice for a quick solo getaway. This condo was a spectacular choice. It was exactly as you see it in the photos. Large outdoor balcony with a double water view. It overlooks the pool with the ocean just beyond. Soooo relaxing to sit out there and simply unwind. I ate most of the meals, which I was able to cook in the well-stocked kitchen, and took in the sunsets out there.”

👉 Read more and check availability on VRBO


3. Oceanfront Cozumel Home with Private Pier + Pool!

📍 Cozumel · 16 guests · 5 bedrooms · 8 beds · 6.5 bathrooms – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲💲💲

luxury home in cozumel, verandah
Photo courtesy VRBO

One of the most luxurious properties in Cozumel designed by a professional architect and decorated with a world-class taste, this spectacular property is the perfect place for a luxury family (or friends) retreat.

Boasting luxurious amenities like a gourmet kitchen for family-style meals, an illuminated infinity pool where you can perfect your tan, and a private pier to enjoy breathtaking sunsets from, this vacation rental promises a more-than-memorable stay.

Besides the gorgeous furniture guest will enjoy an array of outdoor equipment and services such as an illuminated infinity pool, private pier, oceanside thatched-roof terrace (palapa) w/ hammocks, covered patio, outdoor ceiling fans, outdoor lounging/dining spaces, gourmet charcoal grill, sunbeds, rafts, paddleboards, fire pit.

👉 Check out rates and availability on VRBO

What previous guests have to say

“This property was one of our most amazing stays with an extraordinary Host. Will definitely love to stay there again

“We stayed for 8 nights for diving and relaxation. Everyone associated with the property from hosts to the cleaning staff were absolutely wonderful and a pleasure to work with. The dock was perfect for the dive boat for pick up and drop off. We shall definitely return for our next Cozumel dive trip. Don’t think twice! Book the trip. You will not be disappointed. The worst part was leaving…”

👉 Check out rates and availability on VRBO


4. Oceanfront condo on the bluest ocean of Cozumel island

📍 Cozumel · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath – ⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

Pool cozumel condo apartment ocean front
Photo courtesy Airbnb

Great apartment, close to downtown but away from the noise, equipped with the most modern facilities, and with a stellar view of the ocean! unbeatable location.

👉 Read more and check availability on VRBO

What other guests have to say

We had a wonderful time at Tito’s Paradise! The location was perfect, the place was clean and comfortable, the view and the snorkeling were wonderful, and it was an easy walk to town. Best of all waa Spela, who was so helpful and responsive. She had great advice and contacts for getting around to doing the things we wanted to do. A wonderful host and a great stay!

Homey and cozy place….. near downtown and an awesome snorkeling area if you are an avid fan…. thanks to eloisa for being always ready to help…. she helped a lot…. the staff are all super nice… thanks for making our stay Amazing….

The building itself has been renovated a few years back. The grounds and rooms are clean and some units are bright if you pick the right one. Some tucked back with little outdoor space. Not lavish by any means. The pool was not up to par on this trip so we couldn’t use it, but hopefully, they got it fixed. Eloisa was a PURE PLEASURE to deal with and made check-in and out a breeze. Her kindness and friendly personality were a highlight of our stay. The pool/sand area could use a few more chairs but is comfortable on a whole. We’re in the water most of the time so not a huge issue. We come to snorkel – oh and dine out – which is an easy mile walk to the plaza.

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5. Beautiful Contemporary Home With Pool

📍 Cozumel · 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3.5 bathrooms – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲💲

This beautiful spacious house is located in a quiet neighborhood of Cozumel at a close distance to the ferry, shops restaurants, and tour pick-up points.

It’s a two-story house with a swimming pool, and garden with palm trees, and guests can enjoy an outdoor gas grill and a large rooftop terrace.

There are three bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, television, king-size bed and private patio. All bedrooms have big walk-in closets.

The living room has two sitting areas, a modern kitchen with all the necessary appliances and a custom-made dining table for six.

We are away from the busy tourist area but it is only a few minutes drive to the waterfront, the restaurants, and supermarkets. Sam’s Club is within walking distance and the beaches are 15 minutes away, the drive to get to them is beautiful.

👉 Read more and check availability on VRBO

What do guests say about this condo? Read the previous reviews

This was hands down the nicest property we have stayed at in Cozumel! The house is beautifully designed and close to everything you need. The private pool is amazing and the neighborhood is quiet. We will definitely be returning to this property.

Lots of room and amenities. Had fun sitting by and in the pool. Great relaxing time.

Loved the house. Although it was just the two of us, this would be great for several family members too. Beautiful and clean.

👉 BOOK IT ON VRBO


6. Palmar 5F- 2Br / 2 Bath ocean view condo

📍 Cozumel · 6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds  2 baths– ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

A luxury apartment with spectacular sea views from the terrace and the living room.

It’s located in the town center at walking distance from the beach Playa Caletita and others.

It’s elegantly decorated and equipped with all the modern amenities including High-speed internet, 2 Smart TVs.

A personal concierge is available for booking tours, car rentals cooking, or grocery shopping among others.

Situated in a complex where guests can enjoy a tennis & basketball court, pool, jacuzzi, 24 hr security, parking, clubhouse, and gym.

Guest reviews

Second time staying here and it once again was perfect! Working with Enrique was great! Very responsive and helpful with arranging excursions, massages, etc. Kitchen is very well stocked and the shower pressure is amazing! Beds were comfy. Already miss THE VIEW!! Will definitely stay here again when we return to Cozumel”

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7. Luxurious Condo in Cozumel – Penthouse

📍 Cozumel · 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 3 bathrooms – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

Spectacular luxury Penthouse on the 8th floor with a large corner terrace, from where guests can enjoy panoramic Caribbean Sea views.

The beautiful apartment is decorated with tasteful artwork and furnishings, a waterfall feature, and modern amenities.

The kitchen is fully equipped if you decide to cook.

The condo is also ideal for longer stays since it has a separate laundry room with plenty of storage and a stackable washer and dryer.

All three bedrooms have breathtaking ocean views, flat-screen TVs, and a terrace.

The master bedroom suite includes a jetted bathtub and shower with an adjustable head plus a multiple shower head panel below.

In the common area, guests can enjoy an Olympic-sized swimming pool and clubhouse among other facilities.

The condo is located about 10 minutes away from the downtown center on the island of Cozumel, and snorkeling is just across the street!

Guest Reviews

This condo was almost exactly what my husband, son and I were seeking. It is in a great location with several easy-to-walk restaurants and very friendly and helpful building staff. The condo has great views from every room and a wrap-around deck overlooking the ocean as well as the north and south of the island. The condo supplies were also first-rate. The one downside is that the pool was being repaired the entire week of our visit. This was a major setback for us however I still am providing a 5-star rating because the building maintenance is out of the control of the owners. You will absolutely enjoy your stay here!!

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8. Spacious, fully equipped, Clean Oceanfront condo, North Shore, Great Snorkeling!

📍 Cozumel · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bathroom – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

One of the prettiest and yet most affordable condo apartments in Cozumel.

It’s a one-bedroom apartment with cozy and modern decor. Guest love their breakfast on the private ocean front balcony and the swimming pool or jump on the sea at walking distance.

Equipped with all the modern amenities including high-speed WIFI

Guest reviews

We had a total of five nights and the property was fantastic has everything that you need and was a really good location

“Location is great. The ocean is very clear and access to the ocean is very easy. Perfect view of the sunset. Not too bad of a walk to a small grocery store and nice restaurants OR a quick taxi ride into the center of town

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9. Minimalist Designed Studio w/ Pool & FREE Scooter!

📍 Cozumel · 3 guests ·  studio · 1 bed · 1 bath ⭐⭐⭐- 💲💲💲

A modern studio with minimalistic decor is a great base for a vacation in Cozumel if you don’t want to splurge but still stay comfortable.

The kitchen is fully equipped with utensils, and appliances necessary to cook if you don;t feel like going out.

Although I would suggest you try all the delicious Restaurants in Cozumel.

Guests are welcome to use the owner’s scooter bike for FREE during their stay.

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11. Casa Bonita

📍 Cozumel · 4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath – ⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲

Simple but cute house in Cozumel is suitable for budget travelers who enjoy a private space with a cozy and local atmosphere.

Located in the Cozumel Down Town area at walking distance from bars and restaurants and close to the seaside.

Among the amenities guests enjoy Free WIFI and Free parking.

Guest reviews

the house was extremely clean and everything worked perfectly. the bed was comfortable and the extra amenities like popcorn sodas and water made my stay extremely comfortable. Also, the communication was exceptional and the host answered any questions and provided information about places to go and eat when I asked. I will definitely stay here again the next time I return to Cozumel. thanks for everything

👉 Read more and check availability on BOOKING.COM


Stunning 6th-floor luxury condo! Large wraparound terrace – Palmar 6A

📍 Cozumel · 8 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 4 baths – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – 💲💲💲💲

Spectacular Luxury Condo on the 6th-floor corner of a beautiful building.

Because of its strategic location, guests can enjoy incredible coastal views of the island, especially at sunset.

The spacious condo can host up to 8 people and it’s equipped with amazing artwork, high-end furnishings, and modern amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen.

In the common area, guests can enjoy an Olympic-sized swimming pool, clubhouse, among others.

The condo is located about 10 minutes away from the downtown center on the island of Cozumel, and snorkeling is just across the street!

👉 Read more and check availability on VRBO


How to get to Cozumel

Getting to Cozumel is very easy. If you are coming from abroad you would be better off flying into Cozumel so that you spare yourself the hassle of the busy Cancun Airport.

If you are already in Mexico you can get to Cozumel by Ferry from Playa del Carmen. If you are in Cancun or Tulum or Isla Mujeres you will need to get to Playa del Carmen first.

➡️ Read this post about how to get to Cozumel for more detailed information.

MOVE AROUND COZUMEL

Cozumel is a small island and you can easily move around either by car rental or by bike, if you are feeling sporty.

You can also rent a scooter or hire a taxi. The town of San Miguel is very walkable but to reach the best beaches, beach clubs or the other side of the island you will need one of the previous mentioned mean of transportation or you can join a tour.

Hotels in Cozumel

If you don’t feel like staying in an apartment, there are many other kinds of accommodation in Cozumel for any style and budget. Here I have included a few.

TOP ALL-INCLUSIVE HOTELS IN COZUMEL

All-inclusive hotel with a private beach – Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort
Luxury All-inclusive hotel for Adults Only in Cozumel – Secrets Aura Cozumel

Luxury All inclusive hotel in Cozumel for Families – Sunscape Sabor Cozumel

➡️ Read more in our article on the top All inclusive hotels in Cozumel

TOP BOUTIQUE HOTELS IN COZUMEL

Luxury boutique hotel for Adults only – Ventanas al Mar
Mid-range boutique hotel – Casita de Maya Boutique Hotel
Budget hotel – Kinta Kan Boutique Hotel

Cozumel Practical Tips

How long is the ferry ride from Cancun to Cozumel?

There is no ferry ride from Cancun to Cozumel. You will need to get to Playa del Carmen from Cancun and get the ferry from there. The ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel is just 20 minute’s ride.

How much does the ferry cost from Cozumel to Cancun?

From Cozumel to Playa del Carmen is 250 MXN per adult and 200 MXN for kids.

Should I buy Cozumel ferry tickets in advance?

It’s not necessary to buy the Cozumel ferry tickets in Advance. You can buy it at the pier before boarding. There are two companies that travel to Cozumel so you can get the first one that is leaving when you get there.

How much is a taxi from Cancun to Cozumel?

A taxi from Cancun to Playa del Carmen should be around 700 MXN, then you must take the ferry which is 250 MXN.

How many days do you need in Cozumel?

It really depends on what are your plans in Cozumel. There is so much to do that you can stay a month. However, I would say 3 days is enough to see the essentials.

Top Things to do in Cozumel

✅ Rent a car and explore the island, stop by Punta Sur, visit the archeological site of San Gervasio stop by the beautiful beaches in Cozumel.

✅ Snorkel in the top snorkeling spots in Cozumel. Join a top-rated Cozumel boat trip

✅ If you are a diver book a diving trip in one of the best diving spots in the world.

✅ Relax in one of the Cozumel Beach Clubs.

✅ take a private jeep tour of the island including punta Sur Eco Beach Park, the San Gervasio archeological site, a beach club, and a snorkeling trip. Book it on VIATOR

Is Cozumel safer than Cancun?

Both Cozumel and Cancun are equally safe and at the same time require some awareness and common sense.

Unpleasant situations can happen anywhere but if you are careful and avoid putting yourself in dangerous situations, you will be just fine. You can read my post on safety in Mexico to learn more.

Also, you can read my post “Cancun vs Cozumel” to learn about the main differences and similarities between the two destinations.

Airbnb in Cozumel FAQ

What is the best part of Cozumel to stay?

The best part is definitely around the main town of San Miguel because you are at a walkable distance to shops and restaurants and yet you get to enjoy an amazing sea view.

What part of Cozumel has the best beaches?

All beaches in Cozumel are incredible but keep in mind that the side where the beach clubs are located is the best for swimming.

The east/south coast of Cozumel is more suitable for surfing than swimming as it’s more exposed and the sea has dangerous currents. In fact, that side is one of the top surfing spots in Mexico.

Can you swim at the beaches in Cozumel?

Yes you can definitely swim in Cozumel but be careful on the East cost as you can find lots of current and rip tides.

Can you walk to the beach from the port in Cozumel?

Yes, there are some beaches near the port that are nice and good to swim (not too close to the port)

Do they take US dollars in Cozumel?

Yes, they do, but the exchange rate is outrageously high. You should have some Mexican Pesos with you that you can exchange at a bak at a better rate.

Is it safe to explore Cozumel on your own?

Yes indeed. Cozumel is a pretty safe island. You can check my full article on safety in Cozumel.

Does Cozumel have a free beach?

Yes, all the beaches are free in Cozumel, however, some of them have limited access for being in proximity to hotels. However, the majority of Cozumel beaches are accessible. Some of them have amazing snorkeling as you can access the coral reef from the beach.

Check out my post on the best snorkeling spots in Cozumel.

Airbnb in Cozumel: final thoughts

As you can see there are a lot of beautiful apartments in Cozumel for all budgets. The majority of them are located in front of the water which offers the perks of amazing sunsets.

All of them are near downtown which gives you easy access to all bars and restaurants but also not far away from the beach.

My best advice is to go out and explore the island either on your own or with guided tours. The island is quite safe so you will be ok on your own as well even as a solo traveler. However, the best snorkeling spots are reachable only by boat . Don’t miss it!


Read my Cozumel Travel Guides to learn more about the island

Unmissable things to do in Cozumel
Fun Fact About Cozumel
Best diving sites in Cozumel
Best time to visit Cozumel
Driving in Mexico: all you need to know
How to rent a car in Mexico
Mexico travel tips