DELIGHTFUL 2 BR BEACHSIDE APARTMENT, POOL & TROPICAL GARDENS

Bruce

Speaks spanish, english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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DELIGHTFUL 2 BR BEACHSIDE APARTMENT, POOL & TROPICAL GARDENS

Puerto Morelos Condo Rental Photos and Description

Two Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 5)

Our gorgeous, two-bedroom, beach-front apartment is in Villas Playasol, an intimate and secure condo complex located on the soft white sand of Mexico’s Riviera Maya. With an ocean view and just steps from the sea and the biggest blue pool in town, our modern little Mexican hide-away is a wonderful vacation choice for couples or families.

Puerto Morelos is a friendly fishing village with a good mix of European, North American, and Mexican families. The downtown square features a supermarket, gift shops, and a number of restaurants to fit most tastes and budgets. The village center is a short walk away from Playa Sol, either by the street or on the beach.

Our condo features a shady breakfast balcony, pool and ocean view, plus manicured tropical gardens. This is not just a rental property — it’s our summer home! We offer an on-site, English-speaking manager.

Ask about availability or check our website for our Blue Monkey in-town apartments.

Our guests say....: We had a great Mexican adventure! We visited Mayan ruins and Merida, and had great fun at the pool and beach. Your place in Puerto Morelos was the perfect place for us to relax. Thanks for letting us stay, it really felt like home. — Paul, Christine, Emily and Alexis, Illinois

More words...: We really enjoyed our vacation. Puerto Morelos seemed to be the Mayberry of Mexico. It was truly a gem. Quite a variety of dining options and everyone was so nice. The beach was great and very empty during the week, a great contrast to the family action on Sunday. We called Charlie Brown for a snorkel adventure one afternoon, and spent our last day hiking in the botanical garden nearby. We were amazed at the amount of birds (isbis, egrets, etc..) in the mangroves on the road into town. We enjoyed our tea on the balcony...lots of fun. Your book was a real help. We hope to return someday very soon!!! — Jennifer & Eralp, Ohio

Last but not least...: I just wanted to let you know what a fabulous week we had at Playasol. We weren't at all ambitious, and mostly hung around close to 'home'. It was Holy Week so the beach was delightfully busy with Mexican families on holiday, enjoying sun, water, and each other--a lovely carnival atmosphere that added to our enjoyment. And, how nice it was to be in a place that felt like a home, not a sterile rental. Although we didn't end up making use of them, it was nice to have all the books and movies etc. around. And only once before (in Britain, no surprise!) have I rented a place that came complete with a tea cozy! It's clear that this is a home to you, and we're glad you're willing to share it. — Alison & John, Minnesota

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Bruce

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks spanish, english

We are experienced travel guidebook writers from Hunter Publishing and Frommers so we know what travelers like.

When we thought about a place to retire to, we each made a list of our favorite destinations and Puerto Morelos topped both of them. That made up our minds to buy here.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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4.8
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Delightful 2 BR Beachside Apartment, Pool & Tropical Gardens
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Delightful 2 BR Beachside Apartment, Pool & Tropical Gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224250
Puerto Morelos Quintana Roo
5

THIS PLACE HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED.

  • 5 of 5
My family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners really have thought of everything. From beach chairs and toys to kitchen equipment to rainy day activities. It was all there. We took full advantage of the kitchen and cooked at least two meals each day. It was nice to have the condo cleaned daily as well. We had two days of rain but were able to keep entertained with the netflix, DVD's, puzzles, and books available to us. Cece the property manager is very nice and helpful as mentioned in other reviews.

Another selling point for this condo is the location. Walking to town was so easy even for my 7 year old and slow moving mother in law. We did not rent a car the entire stay and never felt the need to do so. Also loved that the beach and pool are right at your fingertips. We have stayed in large all inclusive resourts before and walked much farther to get to the beach (without a view of it from our room) than we did in PlayaSol. Each day we would load up the beach chairs, cart, cooler, sand toys, and head to the beach for the day. There we would set up a spot and play all day. We brought our own snorkel equipment and snorkeled every day. We saw many varieties of fish right off the shore. Usually by evening time we were tired and hungry. We would then walk into town in search of some place good to eat.

The property is clean and well maintained. The pictures listed on this site are accurate. Only negative I can think of is the balcony is very small and to see the sea over the large palm trees you must be standing up. Not a big deal but worth mentioning. There are plenty of beautiful sea viewing spots from the grounds of PlayaSol other than the balcony.

I would definitely return to this place and recommend it to anyone interested in Puerto Morelos.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope we can spoil you and your family again sometime.
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Delightful 2 BR Beachside Apartment, Pool & Tropical Gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224250
Puerto Morelos Quintana Roo
5

BEAUTIFUL MEXICAN PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
This condo and location were ideal. The complex is well maintained and clean. Everything we needed was on hand and more in this unit. The owners have thought of everything. The beach was magnificent the views incredible. Perfect walking, wading and swimming beach. Ideal for young children. Minutes from town. No car needed here at all. Cece, the property manager was on hand for any questions or suggestions. This paradise is a must see must stay place.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Delightful 2 BR Beachside Apartment, Pool & Tropical Gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224250
Puerto Morelos Quintana Roo
4

GREAT LOCATION ON THE BEACH AND NEAR DOWNTOWN.

  • 4 of 5
The grounds were well-maintained, the staff courteous, and the manager, Cece, a helpful resource. The unit was comfortable and cozy with a balcony overlooking the large pool and a view to the sea. The beds were extremely comfortable and the linens had a fresh clean smell. Housekeeping service was available if desired, This condo is close to everything but far enough away from downtown that it was quiet. We could walk into town to shop or dine...very convenient. There are lots of decent, inexpensive restaurants nearby, a a few very good ones. We enjoyed John Gray, Spaghettini, and Uruguaya Parilla.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful 2 BR Beachside Apartment, Pool & Tropical Gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224250
Puerto Morelos Quintana Roo
5

LOVELY BEACHFRONT APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
We love this place.

We have stayed in this lovely third-floor condo many times, and it always feels like we are truly coming “home”. This is no cold, sterile rental unit, but rather a warm, personalized space that the owners are generous enough to share with others. The kitchen is incredibly well outfitted, both with rental kitchen usuals (pots, utensils, cutlery) and some surprises (a tea cozy, a crock pot). The furnishings are comfortable, and the artwork interesting. There is large library of books extending well beyond the usual tattered collection of abandoned vacation books, an array of kids games, and an extensive collection of DVDs. The balconies, while of modest size, have wonderful views of the ocean (both balconies) and the garden/pool area (front). The apartment catches a good breeze; with ceiling fans in each room, we have rarely felt the need to use the A/C.

The staff at Villas Playasol is wonderful. Everyone is friendly and effective. The cleaning women keep the place spotless, the gardeners clearly take great pride in keeping the grounds looking terrific. The manager of the complex (who lives nearby) is an American woman, fluent in Spanish, who is readily available to help solve any glitch that may pop up. Even the iguanas that live near the pool play their roles effectively, serving as a focal point for the many American and Canadian children who visit Playasol, for whom they are a great oddity. (Don’t worry, the iguanas are harmless and will duck into their den or scurry away as your kids approach them. Think of the iguanas as the squirrels of Mexico…)

Villas Playasol is quiet, safe, and well maintained. We have never felt the need to rent a car, since the town is very walkable, and there is always the option of taxis or collectivos to get around. But, for those who do rent a car, the gated off-street parking is a plus. The pool is large and well kept, with the shallow end semi-cordoned off. There is plenty of shade available, and the lounge chairs are comfortable. The beach in front of Playasol is the best in Puerto Morelos, with a wide swath of sand and a shallow entry to the ocean.

Puerto Morelos is quiet, laid back, and safe, with a surprising number of great restaurants with reasonable prices. It's a great place for a low-key vacation (swimming, snorkeling, reading, napping, walking the beach); there are plenty of attractions in the area if you tire of Puerto Morelos itself, but we don't think you will.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Delightful 2 BR Beachside Apartment, Pool & Tropical Gardens
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224250
Puerto Morelos Quintana Roo
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
5

GREAT PLACE - GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in PM at Playa Sol for 2 weeks in March 2010. The place was neat and tidy, furnishings were up to date, and the condo is well maintained. Manager was on site daily for any questions or concerns. We had two kids under 9 and they really enjoyed the pool, grounds, and beach. The grounds person was friendly, as were the maids who cleaned the room daily. Wi fi is fast if you have a computer, or use the internet cafe a couple blocks away. The listing is accurate as are the pictures. The view is great of the pool, beach, and toward town. Of all the buildings on the property, this is the one to stay in. It is not on the main street, and no road behind it so there is no traffic or pedestrian noise. We cooked breakfast and lunch, and some dinners in the condo. Walking to town on the beach or on the road was easy, safe, and enjoyable. We tried quite a few restaurants and enjoyed them all. We were able to check the menu out at all places and had a good idea what we and the kids were going to order prior to going in. Snorkeling was awesome! Get a boat and guide from the beach! The beach was not crowded, except on Sunday when the beach becomes a local family affair for the whole day. PM is close to Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Our opinion - Playa has better shops, groceries, and is easier to get around. If you are into Wal-Mart, the Playa one is alot better. We took a taxi to Playa for 200 pesos, and took the ADO bus back for 80 pesos for 4 of us a couple of times. If you are into jogging, the beach out front is beautiful in the morning or evening. We found it very safe and clean, as well as groomed each morning. PM did not have people bothering you to buy something or purchase a tour, we were asked once in a while, but there was no pressure. I'd suggest hanging around town for a couple days before doing a tour. Tours appeared to be a little pricy, although if you are not into taking the bus, taxi, or renting a car......
We took a couple days and went to Chichen Itza and stayed at the Delores Alba - great place. Ek Balam is a must as well. Finally, don't waste too much time searching out a place to stay, you have found a great place, centrally located, with the best pool in town. You should be checking out what to do in PM and area instead. Bruce and June (owner of the condo) have great info and wrote the book as well. We highly recommend this condo and Puerto Morelos - relax and enjoy!
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Car: not necessary

If you're into wet-tee shirt contests and loud parties, this is not the place for you. Puerto Morelos is a laid-back fishing village with an appealing mix of Mexican, Canadian, American, and European residents on one the Mexico's best beaches!

Our location offers easy access to the Maya ruins of Chichen Itza, Tulum, Ek Balam, and Coba. Other itineraries can include the colonial city of Valladolid, the island of women, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, or the flamingos of Rio Lagartos. In PM you're close to fun shopping and enticing nightlife in Cancun and Playa del Carmen but away from the noise and bustle of those crowded tourist attractions. Waterpark and nature attractions of Xcaret, Xelha, and Xplor are within a half hour's drive.

Beachcombers will enjoy long walks on deserted beaches or swimming and snorkeling the colorful reef just off our shore. We have such good snorkeling that the reef has been declared a Marine National Park.

Other Activities: Parasailing, Shopping, Boating, Wildlife Viewing

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Puerto Morelos Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer / Fall
Jun 21 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$950
 

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Amenities

Puerto Morelos Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms are air conditioned and feature overhead fans, and each has a large clothes closet as well as a dresser. Our main bedroom features cable TV and a small back balcony with sea view.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • ruins
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • theme parks
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling