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Colleen McKay & Nora Jacobs

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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NEW POOL! AUTHENTIC MAYAN PALAPA

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!!

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Colleen McKay & Nora Jacobs

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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!

Colleen McKay & Nora Jacobs purchased this villa in 1994
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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NEW POOL! AUTHENTIC MAYAN PALAPA
average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews
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NEW POOL! AUTHENTIC MAYAN PALAPA
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Puerto Morelos Quintana Roo
5

Ah! La Palapa

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
From the moment you open the gates to enter La Palapa you are transported to a magical oasis. The beautiful lush Bougainvillea, palm trees, hibiscus and of course the fantastic pool area where we spent a great deal of time lounging, reading, swimming. And the, Nora's charcoal grill station. Oh my, we did put it through it's paces!
Long walks on the beach; in one direction the resorts, which due to Puerto Morelos height restrictions, are low rises, the other direction takes you to lovely Puerto Morelos town where you can enjoy browsing through shops, sip a fresh fruit smoothie or an espresso at one of many cafes after you have purchased your next read at Alma Libre, restaurants, and a stroll over to the wonderful fish co-operative where you can choose your fresh fish filleted or whole (they will prepare it to your specification) to cook on Nora's grill with fresh vegetables from the Wednesday Market just off the main plaza.
There are many events in and around the town and Alma Libre, the secondhand bookstore , has a website where you can find listings and links to websites.
Back to La Palapa (must say we kept wanting to come back to our little paradise). Colleen and Nora have created a very special home that they so generously share with us, their guests. The upstairs bedroom so airy and spacious, the outdoor shower makes you feel you are in the jungle. Downstairs area is also spacious, comfortable with comfy sofas and chairs. Having two refrigerators is a huge + one for cold drinks and one for food. Luxury. The casa is sparklingly clean with an abundance of towels, sheets, beach towels and chairs.
Everything you could want for a perfect beach/pool holiday retreat or as a base for exploring the amazing Mayan Ruins all through the Yucatan, the colonial city of Valladolid, Isla Mujeres and many more activities .
Colleen has been , and continues to be, a great communicator, answering our many questions. Offering advice on car rentals, etc. an absolute joy.
We highly recommend this gem for anyone who wishes to explore the beautiful Mayan Riviera , then retreat to the privacy, quiet and beauty of La Palapa
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Puerto Morelos Quintana Roo
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canadaa
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Our Mexican Month

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We spent all of January at the Palapa House. We enjoyed the location - made the 25 minute beach walk to town every day. Having a car was handy for groceries as all but the basics required a trip in to Playa. The pool is beautiful - has a sunny side and a shady side! Owner Colleen was very attentive to our needs and questions via email. The house is huge and truly authentic. Sleeping in the palapa is romantic but made a bit less so by the regular barking of neighbourhood dogs in the early morning and the 'no see um' bites you wake up with. The house is well equipped - didn't even need to use the knives and spices we regularly travel with.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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NEW POOL! AUTHENTIC MAYAN PALAPA
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Puerto Morelos Quintana Roo
5

Une vraie maison de rêve

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Tout la famille a passé un séjour inoubliable à La Palapa, superbe maison où la mer et la piscine se côtoient. Les ados ont adoré la proximité de la mer, les parents, le calme et le caractère authentique des lieux. La maison a toutes les commodités possibles et imaginables, particulièrement la wifi, très appréciée de nos trois ados.

Nora et Colleen sont très disponibles avant, pendant et après le séjour, elles répondent à toutes les questions pour en faire une réussite. Merci à vous deux !

Pour tous ceux qui recherchent la tranquilité tout en ayant la proximité de la ville et de mer, a disposition, alors cette maison est pour vous.
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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Puerto Morelos Quintana Roo
Plainfield, Indiana USA
5

Authentic Mayan Palapa Beach House

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
My family had the best vacation we could ever have asked for. The house was everything and then some we ever could have hoped for. The house had all the amenities and we provided only the food and cocktails. I would recommend a car rental or bicycles. We taxied or walked most of the time. This was my third time to the beautiful Puerto Morelos and I can't wait to return. We felt safe and my teenage girls had a ball.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home, it is well worth it.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

Very Private & Relaxing - Perfect for Honeymoon!

Very Private & Relaxing - Perfect for Honeymoon!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
My husband and I absolutely LOVED staying at the Palapa house! We had no problems whatsoever; in fact, we preferred it over the second villa we stayed in, the second week we were in Puerto Morelos. We hope to make it back next year, and will definitely check to see if your place is available first.
Thank you!
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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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Availability & Rates

Puerto Morelos Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Winter
Dec 20 2014 - Apr 30 2015
$180
$1,260
$4,800
6 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$135
$945
$3,300
6 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Pet Fee $50.00
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Amenities

Puerto Morelos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Village
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Paper Towels
  • Filtered Water
  • Alarm Clock
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Sofa Bed
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Water Cooler
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Stove
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:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVR
Outside:
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck Furniture
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Deck / Patio
  • Yard
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Chauffeur
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • caves
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • surf fishing
  • equestrian events
  • water tubing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • snorkeling
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • 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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