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Owner

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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NEW POOL! AUTHENTIC MAYAN PALAPA

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

Puerto Morelos Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

A private home with one of the most beautiful settings in Puerto Morelos. A stay in our beautiful two story Beach House offers “the best of all possible worlds”

Combining a 'traditional' Mayan Palapa with a modern Adobe home, great snorkeling and swimming with easy beach access. Large front sundeck and back terrace deck with heavenly outdoor pool & shower.

We are located in the town of Puerto Morelos, only 20 minutes south of Cancun and 10 minutes from the main highway leading to historic Mayan sites, popular tourist attractions and modern shopping and dining.

The upstairs 'Palapa' has a twenty-foot high thatched peaked ceiling with varnished wood beams and tiled floors, a king size bed and hammocks, a private bathroom and two outdoor sundecks – one facing the ocean where you can sunbathe and enjoy the Caribbean breezes – fabulous sunsets over the jungle from the back terrace. You can watch the sun rise from your upstairs bed or luxuriate in an invigorating outdoor shower surrounded by palms and bamboo trees.

The town plaza of Puerto Morelos is only five minutes by car, taxi, an easy bike ride or a twenty five minute leisurely walk along the beach. Puerto Morelos, a small unassuming town with all the conveniences you could desire and no tourist congestion, boasts fine restaurants, a pizza parlor, cafés, a playground, church, beaches, a grocery store, a bookstore, a travel agency, and a dive shop (if you decide not to snorkel from the beach in front of the Palapa) and once a week an outdoor fresh produce market.

You can also sun and shop and play in Cancun or Playa del Carmen or tour the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum. The entire coast (the Mayan Riviera) is one long stretch of beautiful beaches, cabanas, and ecological environmental parks where you can horseback ride, swim in ceynotes and underground caves and visit the historical Mayan Ruins. Taxis are plentiful and reasonable for trips up and down the coast. There are also tour buses to various Mayan sites that can be booked in Puerto.

The biggest problem? You'll never want to leave!!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About The Owner

My partner Nora and I bought our land in 1994 and we built the house..following the inspiration we received in traveling the Mayan Rivera and wanting to duplicate that experience for our guests..

We just completed our new pool in May 2013 and it is out of this world fabulous!

The Owner purchased this villa in 1994

Why The Owner chose Puerto Morelos

Peace, beauty, privacy..

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hola, Buenes Dias Colleen,

Sadly, we are home now.

Nosotros gusto Mexico y Puerto Morales y La Palapa muy buen.

Muchios grachias para una casa bonita y jardin. (apprendo espanol-----Elaine, pero para ahora esta pequeno. Losciento!).

Your house is wonderful, 'fantastico'. Very comfortable and relaxing. Wonderful setting. We ate at David Lau's restaurant most evenings and met the lovely 'Valerie'. She fixed us up with snorkelling for the terrified, with 'Charlie Brown'. He was superb and we were amazed to find ourselves in the open seas, swimming with confidence!

We loved Tulum, Isla Mujeres, Uxmal and the art of Diego Rivera and Friedo Kahlo in Mexico City. Yes, Merida was 'mucho calor' and we did find Chichen Itza very touristy.

John adds:-,

Yes, we had a wonderful time. Mexican people are so friendly. Everywhere we went we were met with warmth & courtesy. I was pleasently surprised by Mexico City. I had grown up with an image of congestion & pollution from the 70's. It was actually a much more comfortable city to visit than London, with a fantastic Metro system, clean streets & a brilliant one way traffic system in the centre. Highlights for us were the Museo de Belles Artes, the whole Coyoacan area, tracking down Rivera murals & our trip out to Teotihuacan.

We would love to return next year and wondered if there is ever a cooler time of year? John will probably be retiring in the summer, so we will have more flexibility with our travel dates. There is still much we would like to see, eg Palanque & it would be great to end the trip with a another relaxing stay at La Palapa.

Kind Regards,

Elaine & John
Aug 2010
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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NEW POOL! AUTHENTIC MAYAN PALAPA
average rating of 4.888889 based on 19 reviews
5

A Fabulous Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Colleen and Nora's in April and having experienced the pleasure of staying in a private villa, I don't think I could stay at a hotel or condo again. It was wonderful to be able to hop into our own pool 4-5 times a day and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. La Palapa was spacious and clean. The outdoor shower was a delight and a little daring. The downstairs bedroom with air conditioning was perfect for my Aunt. The windows are all screened so the breeze blew through quite nicely. They stock the kitchen well and the 2 fridges were perfect for our beverages and oh ya, one for food too. Colleen and Nora were easy to get a hold of if we needed anything and Carmen and Carlos kept everything tidy and clean. Puerto Morelos itself is small and charming with a true Mexican feel and plenty of great restaurants when we weren't BBQing at the Palapa. The beach just a little bit north of town is gorgeous with white powdery sand. I don't want to recommend this place too highly though, because there might not be any availability the next time we come to Puerto Morelos. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Regina, Sk, Canada
5

La Palapa

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the pleasure of staying at this property in April and had such a positive experience. The house is clean, well equipped and the pool is large and set in such a private picturesque setting. Colleen and Nora were wonderful to work with, answering questions and there to welcome us and make us feel so at home. The property is bigger than it shows in pictures. I would definitely recommend this home and hope we have the opportunity of returning again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

All around fabulous

  • 5 of 5

La Palapa is a piece of paradise. The property is exactly as pictured and described. The house is spacious, immaculate and well equipped. It can easily accommodate a large family or be great for just one couple as we were. Two couples would also do quite well. There is plenty of room for everyone. Within a few hours of arrival it seems like home. We spent most of our time in and around the gorgeous pool. It is so very private and serene that you don't want to go anywhere else. The location was perfect for us. It is a leisurely 25 minute stroll into town, either along the beach or the main road. The beach is only a 3 minute walk away. La Palapa will always be my first choice when traveling to Puerto Morelos. The town is so quaint and friendly you can't help but fall in love with it. Obviously, I would highly recommend La Palapa.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful experience - marvelous house

  • 5 of 5

Our week long vacation at La Palapa was a unique experience! The house was spacious, clean and well equipped (lots of clean towels, fully equip’d kitchen etc). All the doors and windows had screens so we could leave them open all the time to enjoy the breeze. Sleeping upstairs in the palapa was delightful- huge tall roof with so much light. The house is situated on the edge of town and very peaceful, but still easy enough to get into town ($6 cab fare). Large private outdoor space with nice garden and pool, pool guy came twice during our week long stay. We enjoyed sitting out eating (and drinking) at the large table under the shade-sail, then jumping into the pool to cool off. We are both painters and found much inspiration around us, either sitting poolside or indoors to paint, and with so much space we could leave our equipment out.

The town of Puerto Morelos is about 10 minutes by taxi, or a 20 minute walk along the beach. Locals are all friendly and helpful- our very limited Spanish was not a problem. Lots of choices to eat out, one restaurant even arranged a special private party on their rooftop palapa for us and a large group of friends.

Colleen, the owner was wonderful- the booking process was so easy and she provided us with lots of advice and tips on what to do there. Her love for La Palapa, the town and its people was obvious and infectious. She went above and beyond to ensure our vacation was enjoyable and relaxing. We will be back soon 

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Los Angeles, California
5

Best Place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Palapa is beautiful!! We really enjoyed staying at the Palapa. We had so much fun! Pool is great! Thank you so much Colleen and Nora for making our stay at the Palapa the most amazing!! Our stay at puerto morelos will be unforgettable!

If you need a place to stay at Puerto Morelos, The Palapa is the best! Great service and great people. Very comfortable and clean place. I recommend The Palapa to anyone visiting Puerto Morelos, you will not regret it:)

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Enjoyed this unique rental immensely

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 from Minnesota including three children (7 yrs, 5 yrs & 7 months) stayed here for a week in May 2014. What a wonderful time we had at Colleen and Nora's Palapa.

The house was clean, well maintained, in a nice area (we felt completely safe) & just as gorgeous as you might imagine after seeing the photos. We just couldn't wait to experience staying here & sleeping under the big palapa roof upstairs. Amazing!

This place could definitely accommodate a couple of small families. There is tons of space & the bedroom on the main level has an air conditioning unit if needed. The pool is FANTASTIC - seriously very nice & perfect for our kids as our older child could touch the bottom throughout and our younger child could touch bottom I'm the shallower section. Yet, the pool was deep enough for them to jump in (feet first) with reckless abandon for hours on end.

Nora and Colleen were unbelievably responsive & accommodating through the whole process of renting, arrival & during our stay as well.

For future renters, I just thought I'd clarify the location of this place (we had trouble understanding before we arrived). As noted, this house is not directly on the beach, it is across the street with a row of houses just in front, so you can see the ocean from the upper front balcony. To access the beach from here, you do need to walk down the street and around (maybe a 1-2 minute walk, it's quite near) and you're on a nice stretch of beach. We enjoyed a few walks down the beach near the property, but as the beach in town is even nicer (we love the Puerto Morelos beach in town), we went there for our actual swimming days. Most days, we just swam at the pool because it was so nice & we could easily soak up the sun while finding adequate shade (or nap time) for our baby.

Definitely keep this place on your list to choose from, it's pretty amazing.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cancun Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Playa Del Carmen
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 307
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Wide beach access path 3 minutes walk.
Car: recommended

We are located in the town of Puerto Morelos, only 20 minutes drive south of Cancun airport and 10 minutes from the main highway leading to historic Mayan sites, popular tourist attractions and modern shopping and dining.

We are on a small beach road Calle Carey 5 minutes north of the town plaza of Puerto Morelos and 8 houses past Desire Resort/spa in Puerto Morelos. 3 min walk to the beach access.

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Rates & Availability

From $135 Per night

Puerto Morelos Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Dec 20 2015 - Apr 30 2016
6 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$135
$945
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100.00
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Notes Rates listed are for 2 person occupancy.. Guests over 2 pay an additional $20.00 per person per night.
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Amenities

Puerto Morelos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , We have 2 bathrooms with showers upstairs and down
    2 outdoor terrace showers - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , plus outdoor terrace shower
  • We have 2 bathrooms and 3 beautiful showers.. 1 indoor private bathroom/shower attached to downstairs bedroom and 2 outdoor terrace showers - 1 up and 1 down...
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The upstairs “Palapa” bedroom has a twenty-foot high thatched peaked ceiling with varnished wood beams and tiled floors, a king size bed and hammocks, a private bathroom and two outdoor sundecks – one facing the ocean where you can sunbathe and enjoy the Caribbean breezes – fabulous sunsets over the jungle from the back terrace. The first floor is a beautiful adobe brick with wide expanse windows and a private bedroom with air conditioning, queen-sized bed and private bath. Futons and sofa-beds available in downstairs living room area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have one fully air conditioned bedroom downstairs with queen bed and private bath. Living room, dining room and upstairs palapa areas cooled by fans/ sea breezes. We are only 2 minutes from Desire Resort on Calle Carey in Puerto Morelos.. .. There are many lovely resorts in Puerto Morelos that offer day passes for swimming and therapy treatments..

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