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Layla Guesthouse 'Selva' SUMMER SPECIAL

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Puerto Morelos Apartment Rental Photos and Description

One-bedroom Apartments Very Close To The Beach

Layla is happy to present ---> our new Sky Pool, our third floor dipping pool overlooking the Caribbean...lovely view ! Layla apartments integrate local tropical hardwood interiors with relaxing vacation style indoor/outdoor living : king size bed, kitchenette, a/c, WiFi, interior tropical garden with shower, patios...And in your hammock under a palm tree in our dune garden or up on the terrace overlooking the sea you will find the time and space to re-create yourself. The on-premises salon and spa will allow you to attend to your Body, and the short talks, fascinating tours, and peaceful mediation practice will bring your Mind and Spirit to a new level . If your dates appear booked, try checking our other listing # 3659907. Come enjoy the new Sky Pool, third floor overlooking the sea !!

  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Robin Brown
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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About Robin Brown

After living and teaching around the world for a couple of decades in New York, Kyoto, and Paris, we decided to integrate all our travel experience in Europe, Asia, and Africa into one comfortable, fully-functioning guesthouse. We built it from the ground up using both local Mayan techniques and design help from a Mexico City trained local designer.

Robin Brown purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Robin Brown chose Quintana Roo

The guesthouse overlooks a beautiful beach and local schoolyard, so we built the studios each with their own gardens, and left space for the beach breezes to caress the patios. We offer a delightful look at the Mexican beach life.

What makes this apartment unique

Layla is just steps from the beach, and 2 mins walk to the central square, the heart of the village. This charming fishing village offers a true Mexican experience, beyond the All-Inclusives, and affords optimal relaxation. We offer a RE-creation vacation where you can unwind and enjoy the hair salon services of New York/Paris stylist Steve, delve into the delicious cuisine at our cafe, and explore short vacation classes in languages ( including Mayan) , culture and local ecology. We like to say our guests return home more 'zen', more knowledgable, and more beautiful.....


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Layla Guesthouse 'Selva' SUMMER SPECIAL
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Every thing you need all in one stop. Information, tours, food, massage and a hair cut.

  • 5 of 5

very friendly owner and staff at this modern bed and breakfast. Walk across the street and swim in the ocean.

For 24 pesos you can take the bus to playa Carmen or Cancun and shop till your pockets are empty.

I recommend the Layla in Puerto Morelos as a quiet tranquila base. You can access all your excursions in either direction and get away from all the annoying tourists at the end of your day.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with other travelers with clear and informative comments. Love the " tranquila" was our goal !!! And yes, just across the street is the Caribbean, glad you enjoyed your stay, warms the heart !!
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Great getaway condo... You'll never want to leave

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival Robert greeted us and made us feel at home at Layla Guesthouse. The condo featured an open floor plan with an outdoor/indoor feel. The condo was truly beautiful and unique. As part of the guesthouse there is a small cafe where you can grab fresh coffee and a bite to eat made with fresh organic ingredients by chef Lucas. The condo is just steps from the beach and only a few blocks from the center of Puerto Morelos. We were sad to leave but we will be back very soon. If you are looking for a great place to stay that provides a local feel, Layla Guesthouse is for you

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the recommendation Jessica ! I hope you enjoyed the new SkyPool as well...on the third floor overlooking the sea, a great chill out spot where you can consider the horizon with reckless abandon !!
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Funky place, very friendly & attentive, will only get better as the garden gets finished

  • 4 of 5

Cool place, nice big comfortable rooms, yard will be nice when finished. Owners are present & knowledgeable, lots of activities, great cenote tour, fun open mic night, other stuff we didn't do. Nice shaded cafe for breakfast & lunch - try the Green Machine veggie drink! Walk everywhere in town, beach good but access could be easier, neighbourhood dogs sometimes noisy. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the thumbs up ! The garden stage is complete, and the bar renovation as well.....Paella Flamenco Night planned for May !!
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Great place and great people.

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely great place! The rooms are absolutely fantastic! Robin and Steve, the owners, couldn't have been nicer and are extremely active in the community! If you get a chance to go on the Wednesday cenote tour - DO IT! The cultural experience with the Mayans, together with the unbelievable cenote on the tour, will blow your mind!

WORDS OF CAUTION: The dogs that live right next to Layla bark for substantial amounts of time throughout the night. I did have trouble sleeping because of it. Also, the same goes for the number of cats, next door - many cat fights and loud meowing throughout the nights

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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friendly hosts and a great location

  • 3 of 5

The location of the guesthouse, the equipment of the room and the hosts are great. Unfortunately the guesthouse was in construction during our stay. It is going to be a dream, once the constructions are done. We can imagine to come back one day.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review of Layla Guesthouse, we appreciate your willingness to review us. I am sorry to say the 3 stars you gave us because of the temporary construction can do permanent damage to our rating. I am not sure if you intended to do that. Your comments sound like a five but the number 3 will drop our average and damage our ranking. I believe you expect us to be a five so I wonder if you can do anything about changing the numbers in this review. So sorry to bother you, but that it the system we use and it can have a very negative effect from a positive review.... We too hope to see you back at Layla one day soon..... Cheers
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In a word "Superb!"

  • 5 of 5

The Layla Guesthouse was in a word, "superb"

A friendly note and cold beer in the fridge, from the moment my partner and I walked in we knew we booked the right place.

You can tell the studio was designed with comfort in mind, right down to the outdoor shower, where a gecko was sure to greet you in the late evening. The open layout of the studio gives a spacious inviting feel. We were so pleased with the comfortable king sized bed and soft sheets. Each day we enjoyed a relaxing morning and cooked breakfast at the kitchenette.

Robin was an excellent host from the first booking email until the day we departed. He is a great resource, to discover the local gems of Puerto Morelos. Our schedules didn't allow us to go on his cenotes tour but you could tell by his pictures and by the excitement in his voice, that it was an experience you don't want to miss.

Layla Guesthouse has so much to offer. My partner went up stairs to receive a fabulous haircut by Steve. We enjoyed the fabulous fresh juices and smoothies by Richard in his cafe located below the hair studio. At Richard's cafe we enjoyed the best juevos rancheros I have ever had. You can also book massages, meditations, and culture lessons on site as well.

The town is welcoming, safe and there are plenty of things to do, or you can enjoy a leisurely read on the hammocks at Layla.

We definitely plan and staying here in the future! Many thanks for the wonderful memories!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: natalie...! Can't wait to see you two back here again, soon! The cenote awaits, as it has for oh, just amillion years! Thanks for your kind words...
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Bara Bara
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt 307
Nearest Restaurant
The Soup Kitchen @ Layla
Nearest Beach
Puerto Morelos
Car: not necessary

Layla Guesthouse is rated #1 B&B in Puerto Morelos! It offers our guests the perfect REcreation vacation, with time to explore and recreate the interests and relaxation of previous less stressful times. Layla includes a Sky Pool with view of the Caribbean from our thirs floor, a full hair salon with a spa team offering manicure/pedicure, waxing and massage services, a fresh and healthy world cuisine cafe on premises, and a learning center for short vacation-style classes in ecology and Maya and local history. It is our chosen challenge to send our guests home more zen, more knowledgable, and more beautiful ! Come recreate with us in Puerto Morelos.... !

Rates & Availability

Puerto Morelos Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early High 2016-17
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
High 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early High 2017-18
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 16.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Puerto Morelos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , bathroom adjascent to interior tropical garden
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size bed with desk nook overlooking tropical garden in the bedroom, and sofa bed in the sitting area.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Layla is a tranquil spot located within striking distance of many local cultural and sports activities. We offer an exceptional cenote tour reviewed on Trip Advisor : Layla Guesthouse Mayan Experience Cenote Tour; a day trip off the cost to underground caverns with stalactites, stalagmites and crystal clear water, snorkeling tours, sports fishing, cultural events all abound ! At Layla, we offer you a RE- creation vacation where you can enjoy the hair salon services of New York / Paris stylist Steve, delve into the delicious cuisine at our own Layla Cafe, and explore the short vacation Talks on local history, culture and local ecology with a stable f local experts. Our goal is to send each and every guest home more 'zen', more knowledgable, and more beautiful !

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