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NEW POOL! AUTHENTIC MAYAN PALAPA

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

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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Amenities

Puerto Morelos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • No additional overnight guests permitted only those listed on original rental agreement.
  • No parties..
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • 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
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • 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
  • 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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average rating of 4.85 based on 41 reviews
5

Third time and still love it

  • 5 of 5

Well another wonderful stay at La Palapa. This was our third time and we enjoyed it like our first time.

Weather was great the entire time, more than we could ask for as we did go late October.

Upon arrival, Carmen was working hard getting the house in perfect shape for our stay. We unpacked, relaxed and then headed to the Chedraui for groceries.

This is a $70 pesos ride from the Pearl Desire which is a short walk from La Palapa and there is always a taxi there. If you don't feel like walking to the Pearl Desire you can go to your left when leaving the house and two houses down there is a condo complex where you will see a single taxi. This is Phillipe's taxi and he too will drive you to town. Just knock on the door and see if he's home. One piece of advise to new comers. Taxi costs, we had many prices quoted to us, it was crazy. Once at the Chedraui one taxi tried to ask for $160 pesos from there to home. We have always paid $70 so we took the groceries out of the trunk of the car and before you know it, they are agreeing to $70. Also at the taxi stand in town square we had them try and charge up to $100 pesos to get home when it had always been $50. We just said no thanks and if they didn't adjust the price we would go to the end of the street where the church is and across from there is where all the taxis wait to be called up to the line at the taxi stand. The best thing to do is quote the price you will pay and not ask them "how much to .....". So to be clear, $50 from the house to town square or back. $70 to the Chedraui or back.

Once settled we noticed how much freshening was done to the house. New grout for the floor tiles, new light sconces, fresh paint and staining to the house, inside and out and newly painted patio area outside in the backyard. Not to mention the two styles of new loungers.

The pool was sparkling and we used it each and every day. Was wonderful to come home from walks on the beach and just jump in to cool down.

After three trips we finally met Nora. We had met Colleen on our previous trips but never had the pleasure to meet Nora so they made a special stop by for us to meet. These two ladies are wonderful gals All you have to do is ask and they are quick to respond to any wants or concerns you might have.

Thanks ladies for another fabulous stay. Take care and we will see you again next year.

Jennifer and John

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful place. Nora and Mary are excellent hosts.

  • 4 of 5

Our 4 children and my husband and I loved the space, pool, location and the hospitality of the owners. Wonderful to have Carmen freshen up the rooms mid stay.

The kids loved the outdoor showers. The palapa is amazing. We would definitely stay again. A couple mins walk to the beach and yummy places to eat in town. We cooked some of our meals. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at La Palapa! Beautiful house and Puerto Morelos was perfect!! Wonderful experience and will be coming back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

Great escape

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the property. Colleen was extremely helpful. I would recommend this property to anyone. The pool was amazing and we had such a relaxing vacation. The beach in Puerto Morelos is magical. We made so many great family memories during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay because the home was so comfortable and the pool was refreshing. The location gave us access to walk to town either by the shore or the street. Colleen and Nora have been thoughtful in the house plan and they are gracious hosts. We hope to return again and that says enough about Casa Palapa. Thank you. Juana , Danella and Patrick.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Idyllic. Perfect getaway home. Comfortable, well equipped. We spent 10 days here and enjoyed every one of them. Nora and Colleen are great and extremely helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $100

Extra guests over 4 .. $20.00 additional per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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