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Paradise on Earth @ Caribbean Reef Villas

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

-Beach front Penthouse with amazing view

-Bikes available and snorkel gear

-Reef for snorkelling right in front of condo with lots of fish to see

-Relaxing and very quiet place

-High quality beds and Linen and furniture so you feel like home

-Always an amazing breeze coming in from ocean

-24 hour check in and Security

-Huge terrace to relax and enjoy the view

-Fully equipped kitchen

-DVD collection

And much much more...

Welcome to Caribbean Reef Villas, a quiet atmosphere for people looking for peace and relaxation.

When entering Puerto Morellos for the first time you realize you have found something special. Located right in between Playa del Carmen and Cancun you have found the best kept secret of the Mayan Riviera. No fast cars, no multi-roomed hotels, no peddlers, incredible wildlife - you have found paradise!

Our 1 bedroom 1000 Sqft penthouse will accommodate you very well with its King Size bed en-suites as well as walkouts to a 35 linear foot balcony with a 180 degree breathtaking view looking over the beautiful Riviera Maya ocean.

Lie in bed and listen to the surf pound and the birds sing.

The living room is equipped with 42 in plasma screen, dvd ,blue ray, and cable and furnished with high end quality furniture also with a walk out on our beautifully fully furnished terrace with Hammock for 2 , two oversized sofa chairs with leg rest , rocking chair and lounge chair.

Dinning room and Kitchen with granite counter tops are fully equipped to have casual meals or elegant dinners.Kitchen is equipped with oven , coffee machine , toaster , coffee grinder, blender and as well as all glasses , cups , utensils , pots and pans.

The beach is very clean and private . Just a short swim into the ocean there lies the 2nd largest reef in the world to enjoy snorkelling or scuba diving.

If the beach isn't your thing you can always lounge around the quite pool at the villa with integrated Jacuzzi. Lie in the hammock on your terrace while sipping on margaritas and enjoying the view..

Because you are uniquely situated between Cancun and Playa del Carmen the sky is the limit for dining and shopping. Puerto Morelos

as a small fishing village 5 minutes away from the villa. You can get fresh fish daily or dine at one of the many fantastic restaurants . You can also prepare

your own meals in your villa. The kitchen is suitable for casual meals or elegant dinners your choice.

Keywords: Penthouse,Puerto Morelos,Riviera Maya,Caribbean Reef Villas

More Details

Mario Nini
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Mario Nini

I am born and raised in Montreal , Canada. I fell in love with Mexico on my first trip there and a after a few years of travelling there I purchased this condo , not long after I fell in love with a beautiful Mexican women and we are now happily married with 3 amazing boys.

We hope you enjoy our little piece of paradise as much as we do.

Mario Nini purchased this condo in 2005

Why Mario Nini chose Quintana Roo

I bought this property for many reasons , I love everything about Puerto Morelos, being situated just between Cancun and Playa delcarmen and just 20 away from the airport is really awesome . I feel im in the middle of all the action but yet when i come home it is so peaceful since this the Caribbean Reef is like an oasis of tranquility , but one of the main reason for choosing this place on the Riviera Maya was the breathtaking view. I have travelled around the world and have always rented on the ocean and i must say when i saw the view of this Penthouse I knew i had found "Paradise on Earth".

I am positive you will agree.


Puerto Morelos Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 shower/ no baths
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Infinite edge swimming pool overlooking the Caribbean,Wifi Available, Books and DVD's in Penthouse. Cell phone provided.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Paradise on Earth @ Caribbean Reef Villas
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Great location! Beautiful views of the Caribbean!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous sunrises every morning from the bedroom. Long spacious balcony to enjoy incredible views of the Caribbean Sea. The unit has everything you need for an enjoyable vacation in the lovely area of Puerto Morelos. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, cutlery, glassware and cookware. Living room is spacious and comfortable as is the bedroom. Bicycles supplied to provide easy and fun transportation 10 minutes into town. Thanks again Mario, loved the unit and hope to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Visit

  • 5 of 5

The visit to Caribbean Reefs and Puerto Morelos was outstanding. Being a long time Mexico visitor (5 decades), I am always on the lookout for the "real deal"; so many have disappeared. The town, the villas and, most outstanding, the staff are the real deal. No complaints.

Phone service is strong/Plan on using the phone lines for internet. Local internet providers are weak. Food in town is very good and not overpriced. Beautiful water and honest, trustworthy people.The location is very convenient to the Cancun airport, but PM is no big tourist resort, which is imperative for us. Do visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review Mr Claypool and it was a pleasure to have you over...Arlen really talked highly of you . And Sorry about the internet issue but the internet provider has been having difficulties .. very weak signal in the pass few weeks and choppy ,but they have been working on upgrading the service and it should be thing of the pass in the very near future. Thanks again for choosing our place for your stay.! Cheers Mario
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very nice vacation in Mexico

  • 5 of 5

I am Austrian and I was there for 11 days and it was my first time for a longer stay in Mexico. I really like this spot because specially at new year holidays all other places were very crowdy and full of people. The property is very clean, the appartments are really nice, specially the penthouse :) The pool is in very nice conditions, clean, excellent water etc. Sometimes the sea is not that nice as expected in the gulf of mexico because depending on the current from time to time a lot of see-weed and plastic is coming to the beach but the staff is fast in removing this.

The staff is very friendly and helpful and the place is very safe. All point of interests are close, Maya-Temples, cinotes, etc.

We really love the small town of Puerto Morelos. Nice little restaurants, local excellent food, nice snorkeling spots and you feel like home.

I can really recommend this spot specially when you compare it to the high-volume-resorts nearby!

A rental car is a good idea for traveling around!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A private paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently returned from 10 days at Caribbean Reef Villas in a one bedroom penthouse. The moment we opened the door, we realized we were in a private paradise. Unobstructed views of the Caribbean from the expansive balcony were breathtaking. Even though it was quite hot out, because of the breeze, we never had to turn on the air conditioner. The condo was fully equipped with just about everything you would need. There was a large flat screened TV with plenty of movies to watch (we didn't). However, we couldn't watch regular TV. Maybe we were doing something wrong. I also wanted to try and find a music station on the TV, but was unable to do so. It was about a 15 minute walk to town, either by beach (a little tricky) or walking on the road (narrow with a lot of traffic). A taxi was only 50 pesos, which was what we did coming back later in the evening. You could also rent bikes in town. There was a mix up with housekeeping, but once the owner was notified, it was quickly rectified. My only complaint was that we were there for 10 days and the sheets were never changed. Some guests might want to know in advance that this condo is on the third floor, with access being a winding staircase with 46 steps. A good workout! All in all, we loved this condo and hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Wonderful Vacation!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week at the Caribbean Reef #200 penthouse condo; Mario made it an easy process. The condo comes with everything you need from towels, dishes, full size fridge, comfortable bed and linens, even books and DVD’s as well as a safe to lock up your valuables. It is a short cab $3.00 ride to the center of town (we walked once but it is quite a hike- but can be done). The pool and beach are right there and there were only a few others around at all times. One of the most peaceful get-a-ways we have ever had. The ocean breeze is amazing; we had the windows/doors open most of the time (they have screens on them). The town has some awesome food; we did not have a bad meal while we were there! It was perfect! Thanks again Mario; we will back!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We are from CA and booked a last minute getaway and chose the Qunitana Roo area because Hawaii had hurricanes at the time. Neither of us had been to that part of Mexico. We found this condo and it had great reviews. All the reviews are true, it's an exceptional condo and property.

We went during off season and we were the only ones at the Villas so once we got past wondering what the catch was we settled in for a week of relaxation. The view is amazing, the grounds are well maintained, aside from some pool tile that needs some repairs. The people were very nice and balanced well between leaving us alone and making sure our needs were met. The local people in Puerto Morelos are very nice and we were there for the Mexican Independence Day celebration and chose to get a local experience over flocking to tourist spots. It was really fantastic. We are vegan so there were good restaurant choices in town and a grocery nearby.

I only have two small nits. One was that the fridge was out of commission in the condo which we were bummed about because we expected to cook more meals for ourselves. However, they had a small fridge bright in, counter sized and we were given access to use one in one of the other rooms to store our stuff. Not a deal breaker for us alone but could have been if we had brought kids.

The second problem was the seaweed. Read up on it before you go. The Villas staff cleaned it one day but honestly it's a full time job for about 10 people. We walked on beaches at a resort, in Playa and Paradise Beach in Tulum and this is a major problem for the entire area. That Caribbean blue in pictures is now brownish yellow and the beaches are piled high with the stuff. Workers are using heavy equipment and nets to try to control it but it's not possible. We opted to settle back at the villa with the infinity pool to ourselves and one patch of beach that was relatively under control. It's really sad to see and doesn't smell great either.

Again, the condo was amazing. If I were in the market to buy one, it would be this one! Don't miss Chitza Itza, we rented a car and drove ourselves it was super easy. There are tolls so bring pesos.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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John Gray's Kitchen
Merkadito del Mar
Cantina Habanero
El Nicho
Café de Amancia
Ruta de los Cenotes
Aquanauts Dive Adventures
Ixchel Jungle Spa
The Little Mexican Cooking School
Al Chimichurri
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Puerto Morelos
Nearest Point of Interest
Caribbean Reef Villas
Car: not necessary

Snorkelling and diving along the second longest reef in the world (Mesoamerican Barrier Reef) 500 meters offshore right in front of our penthouse. Kite surfing also available and nearby are Eco Parks (Xcaret, etc. with native flora, fauna, surface and underground rivers and natural pools), pre-Columbian Mayan ruins (e.g., Tulum, Chichen Itza), a reptile/crocodile zoo. Also found throughout the area are the cenotes, fresh water swimming holes formed by collision of an ancient meteor, and the foundation of the Mayan civilization.


Rates & Availability

Puerto Morelos Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 12 2017 - Apr 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Season
Dec 14 2017 - Jan 11 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

Please take note that all prices may appear in C but they are in US currency.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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