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Luxury 5 bedrooms 4,000 sq ft Ocean front Private Villa with Solar Heated Pool

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Beachfront, Solar Heated Private Pool, Roof Beds

Palazzo Paradiso is just 23 minute drive south from Cancun Airport....Palazzo Paradiso is situated on 1/3 acre, with lush gardens, out-door beach shower, and was designed for comfort, luxury, privacy and security.

Palazzo Paradiso has 5 bedrooms, one of which is located on the ground floor. We have 4 new king size beds, and 2 queen) each with its own top of the line Panasonic high efficiency mini split air conditioning units, and private bathrooms. There is a sitting area on the second floor with comfortable seating, also can be a sleep area for children. All bedrooms are very pretty. Four bedrooms have balconies. Three of the bedrooms face the ocean and two face the jungle at the rear of the property. The rooftop terrace has two built-in sunbathing beds (or somewhere to sleep out at night) facing the sea. To the west, facing the jungle you'll find a queen size sun lounger in our sun-trap area. Great place to get away and relax. At night, sleep under the stars and listen to the waves.

Palazzo Paradiso is decorated nicely, and is well equipped, so you shouldn't need to bring very much with you. We have bikes, board games, 3 kayaks, lifejackets, walkie talkies, pool equipment, boogie boards, snorkelling gear, Ipod players, Shaw satellite TV, Flat screen TVs, DVD players/ DVDs, and books.

The kitchen is well equipped, with all necessary appliances, including an icemaker, wine fridge, and beer fridge. We also have new silverware and dinner service.

You can keep in touch with broadband internet access throughout the house and pool area. The 60 inch Smart LED TV is Internet and Skype enabled. We have a mexican cell phone for your use. In addition, we have a VOIP phone that allows free calling to the US and Canada.

Each room has mini-split air-conditioning, but it is mostly not needed, because there's nearly always gentle breezes blowing.

We have a solar heated private pool, 14 sun-loungers, raised sand area for young children to play, out-door beach shower, palapas, and two hammocks. Take a few steps down to a quiet beach.

If you wish, we can organize someone to shop, and cook for you, allowing you to spend more time on the beach. We can even organize tours, fishing trips, snorkeling or scuba diving. Our objective is for you to have a safe, comfortable and relaxing time.

There are tons of things to do in the area. The fishing village of Puerto Morelos is a delight, with lots of inexpensive restaurants and entertainment. We are located about half way between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, very convenient for activities, including:

Snorkeling and fishing the protected reef in PM

The Little Mexican Cooking School in PM

Crocacoon Zoo in PM

Waterpark in Cancun

Horseback riding

The Cenotes

Xplore, Xcaret, Selvetica and XpuHa adventure parks

A trip to Isla Mujeres is a 'must do' hire a golf cart and tour the island.

Various 'swim with the dolphin' locations

Mayan ruins at Tulum, Coba and Chitzenitza

'Swimming with the Turtles' at Akumal Beach

Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen

A trip on the ferry to Cozumel

Golfing at one of the excellent local courses

.......and many others

This is a great location to take advantage of everything that the Riviera Maya has to offer.

More Details

John and Carole Keating
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About John and Carole Keating

My husband and I were both born in England, but moved to Canada in 1988. We now have 6 grandkids and have (sort of) retired. We love to travel and have been to many places in the world, but still love to spend time down here in Puerto Morelos because it is so relaxing and yet, if we want to reconnect with the world, we can pop into town, or drive into Cancun or Playa Del Carmen and enjoy all the entertainment and shopping. We love the neighbourhood feeling, which, for us, enhanced by the fact that there are a couple of lovely beach dogs that pop round from door to door for a bit of affection and a bite to eat, hanging out with the people who provide the best food. Hahaha.

John and Carole Keating purchased this house in 2012

Why John and Carole Keating chose Puerto Morelos

We always liked Mexico, and the people here are very friendly. We decided to buy on the ocean in the Mayan Riviera, because there is so much to do here and because we really enjoy going out and exploring what Mexico has to offer. We'd been looking for about a year when, by chance, we ended up in an all-inclusive hotel in Puerto Morelos. We immediately fell in love with this quaint fishing village. I said ''This is the real Mexico. This is where we need to be'. To wander by the locals fishing, to see the kids playing in the town square, to hear the church bells ring every day, to eat great food in inexpensive restaurants, to sip a cappucino on the sidewalk, to pop into the Canadian owned bookstore and to listen to talented musicians at night after walking the beach in the day. What more could you want?

What makes this house unique

Palazzo Paradiso is situated in the North end of the town, so it is quiet and relaxing. It's at the end of a fairly private beach road, and because we have a velador living on site, and lots of neighbors we have got to know keeping an eye on things, we all feel very, very safe here. This really is a home away from home. It's not available for rent all the time because we're here as often as we can........kicking back, taking it easy, and enjoying life again. Claudia, our Property Manager is a lovely, Mexican lady who speaks very good English. She owns a travel and rental business in the village. When you have settled in, Claudia will stop by to introduce herself. She will be happy to organize things for you, and will resolve any small problems you may have.


Puerto Morelos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Ground floor, near living area
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , For use by guests relaxing on the roof
  • All 5 bedrooms have private bathrooms, plus two rest rooms, one on the ground floor and one on the roof.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ocean view with balcony
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Ground floor with jungle/garden view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Ocean view with balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , Jungle view/Gardenview
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Honeymoon Suite, Ocean view, access to roof top terrace
  • In addition to the 5 bedrooms described above, we have 2 'pack-n-plays' for babies. (others may be obtained, upon request). We also have two queen size air mattresses
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We can provide a chef who will cook two meals a day. We can put you in contact with a very reliable company who can provide car hire (either at the house or at the airport), or simply pick you up and return you to the airport.


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Luxury 5 bedrooms 4,000 sq ft Ocean front Private Villa with Solar Heated Pool
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful, spacious, peaceful and private!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing stay at Palazzo Paradiso. We had 9 in our group (5 adults, 2 teens and 2 kids). The home is very spacious with plenty of room to spread out and grab a quiet siesta on one of the many upper balconies and decks, or in a hammock by the pool as you look out over the gorgeous Caribbean. My elderly father has some mobility issues (uses a walker) and the first floor bedroom/bath was perfectly accessible for him.

We celebrated our 25th anniversary with a small vow renewal ceremony on the edge of the property with the ocean behind us, surrounded by our family. Chef Fernando cooked delicious meals for us most of the days we stayed. Neri, the groundskeeper, greeted us each morning with a friendly smile. He kept the pool and beach tidy and made sure we had everything we needed. House manager Claudia helped us with taxi/van arrangements, hired a photographer for our vow renewal, and helped with dinner reservations in Cancun and Playa del Carmen. The owners, John and Carole, were extremely helpful and responsive to any questions we had.

We loved the quiet and privacy of the location. The house is tucked away in a neighborhood nestled along the coast. The stretch of beach in front of the home was on the shorter side due to some erosion and rocks. But this created a very private beach area with few visitors from neighboring homes/resorts.

It was a truly magical vacation and everything we hoped it would be! We plan to return in 2018! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Denver, Colorado

Perfect family beach stay!

  • 5 of 5

We can't thank you enough for sharing your fabulous house with our family! We all had an amazing time and everything was perfect; beyond our expectations! Palazzo Paradiso accommodated our family so well and Nerry met all our needs from bicycles, to kayaks, to arranging for a snorkeling boat to pick us up. Our only regret is that this was my youngest niece's first time at the beach and we may have set the bar too high for next time! She gathered 39 seashells in one day at your beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family get-away

  • 5 of 5


Yes, we had a wonderful time at Palazzo Paradiso. Your home is an excellent place for making memories with family and friends. We were very pleased with everything. The well-stocked kitchen made it easy to prepare our food, the layout was perfect for our family of 12, Neri was an excellent help when needed and Claudia was always helpful. No complaints from us at all. We will “pass the word” about the ease of booking, using and enjoying Palazzo Paradiso.

We wish you a healthy, happy 2017 also.

Our best,


  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, family friendly beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We visited with family and had an amazing vacation. The house is perfect for kids and loaded with fantastic pool toys. The sandy raised area was a great spot to hang out with our kids safely.

We hired Chef Fernando for the week and it was a great decision. His food was some of the best we've eaten in a long time. I'd definitely recommend getting someone to cook; the town is a 10-15 min drive away.

The man who takes care is the home is such a gem! So helpful and welcoming. We felt so comfortable and safe.

Since we have little kids, we ended up doing laundry in town. It was cheap and easy.

Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palazzo Paradiso...the perfect beach hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

Palazzo Paradiso was the perfect beach hideaway for our two-families vacationing in Mexico, we loved everything! Four adults and eight children thoroughly enjoyed the spacious and beautifully maintained Villa. The patio, pool, beach and verandas were ideal for the children and adults to spend the entire day playing outside…disconnected from the outside world.

John and Carole were excellent to work with and offered suggestions from places to dine to local activities and events. We especially enjoyed Carole’s recommendation of our amazing chef, Fernando. He prepared some of the best local lunch and dinner dishes we have ever enjoyed while vacationing in the region. Fernando also did our grocery shopping for the week so when we arrived, the beer was cold and the snacks were ready for the children. Perfect!

We would definitely recommend this beautiful vacation home to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN


  • 5 of 5

We just returned from the most amazing 7 night stay in this villa. We had a big, three generation, group including 7 adults, 1 toddler and 1 baby and the place was perfect for us. The house itself is spacious, amazingly decorated and one of the best equipped rentals I've ever seen. Neery, the caretaker, was so friendly and helpful. Every morning he always had a smile for each of us.

The owners were so friendly and helpful in answering my constant questions before we left, I am very grateful to them. They helped us arrange a cook, Fernando, for a day and I would recommend doing the same.

The views from even just the front door of this villa take your breath away. I told my husband we are ruined from staying elsewhere because this place was absolute perfection. The pool temperature was perfect for being in constantly (see above regarding the toddler...) and the ocean was great. I read that there was a lot of sea grass in the area, while there was some it did not inhibit swimming in daily and Neery did an amazing job of clearing the beach everyday.

I cannot think of one bad thing to say about this place. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Puerto Juarez (to Isla Mujeres)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 307, Cancun to Tulum
Nearest Beach
Punta Caracol
Car: recommended

You can walk the white sand beaches with the ocean in front being a protected reef, which is famous for its snorkelling. This is the second largest coral reef in the world, and is only 500 meters away from Palazzo Paradiso.The charming laid-back fishing village of Puerto Morelos is a 12 minute drive away and has lots of inexpensive restaurants and usually live music. Crococun wildlife zoo is at the end of the road and is great for kids (big and small.) We have a quiet beach with palapas and hammocks for you to enjoy. Riviera Maya is full of attractions and things to do including famous Mayan ruins, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Cenotes, swimming with dolphins, zip-lining, underwater rivers, theme parks etc. etc. Cancun and Playa del Carmen are both 30 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Standard rates are up to 8 guests, additional guest's $40 per person, per night.
Low Season rates up to 10 guests, additional guest's $35 per person, per night.
Xmas/New Year's Celebration up to 12 guests, additional guest's $60 per person, per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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