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Layla Guesthouse 'Selva'

Bedrooms 1
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

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 !!

Robin Brown
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

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.....


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.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
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
  • 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 !

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Layla Guesthouse 'Selva'
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Nice space - disengaged host

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at Robin's house in Puerto Morelos. We arrived on time with a taxi from Cancun. There was nobody to greet us, just a chalk board in the entrance with my name and the number of the unit. We found it and settled in. Great bed, good space, nicely decorated. Very much like the photos. One of the owner's big dogs walked right into the suite which was no problem since we're not afraid or allergic, but some people might not appreciate it. What we didn't enjoy was when the dogs relieved themselves outside our patio door. The gardener cleaned it up very quickly, but it was a bit off putting. We ended up staying only 2 nights out of the 7 - not because there was anything wrong with the place, but we decided we wanted a livelier town - Puerto Morelos seems to have turned into a retirement community.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you made a decision to have a happy vacation....Hope you found a livelier spot.... Cheers !
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Beautiful stay at a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

A modern touch to an authentic Mexican casa. We thoroughly enjoyed our home away from home. The owners, Robin and Steve, were definitely the main factor in how great the stay was. They were always available to help make your stay even better. Beach is truly steps away. Something that must be experienced by everyone. So grateful to have found this place and will be back as soon as we can. Thank you for such a wonderful time!!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you found us as well !!! Hurry on back now, ya' hear !
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Easy to love, hard to leave

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I chose to spend Christmas and the following days at the 'Selva' studio of Laya Guesthouse in Puerto Morelos. It happened to be a very good choice!

At just 25 minutes from the extravaganza of Cancún’s colossal beach hotels you find this tranquil hideout in a fishermen’s town that is quiet enough to relax but that also offers enough options to not get bored. (And the beach is a minute walk from the guesthouse!)

‘Selva’ means ‘jungle’ in Spanish, and indeed is the studio surrounded by a lush patio garden with hammocks, as well as a porch with tropical design rocking chairs. It’s a great and quiet spot to hang out, read or have a drink. Next to a kitchenette, the well-designed studio is equipped with a dining spot for two, a sofa bed and a huge and comfortable bed. The bathroom is located outside at the back of the room. Although it is partially covered and surrounded by walls, so no one could peak in, you are literally taking a shower in the outside air, which feels great!

Very convenient is the Cafe Layla, a great place for fresh juices, breakfast and lunch. We had breakfast there every morning and could easily choose a different, tasty breakfast dish every day. We had lunch there several times too. The quality of the food was always good and the staff very friendly. For dinner options you will find some good restaurants at walking distance. Robin & Steve gave us a few suggestions and they were all great!

Next to the above and the outdoor pool with a view, Layla Guesthouse also offers interesting nature and culture tours, and Robin could advise you on other things to do in the area as well. As we already traveled the area before, we did not book a tour with them this time. But maybe next time, as we definitely would like to return!

Thanks Robin & Steve & staff for your great hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very thorough and kind review. We really do enjoy sharing this great place with our visitors.... Looking forward to your return...and yes, lets go out to the cenote - a wonderful day in the modern Mayan world....
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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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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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
High 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 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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