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Eddie Bell

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Oceanfront Family Fun with Rooftop Terrace and Private Pool

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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4 Bedroom, 6 Bath Villa On The Caribbean Sea 4 km north of Puerto Morelos

Villa Mateo is a beautiful freestanding oceanfront villa on a quiet stretch of beach along the northern coast of Puerto Morelos. 20 minutes from the Cancun airport but a world away in atmosphere...

Situated on a 1/2 acre lot with over 90 feet of oceanfront, our home offers complete serenity from the hustle and bustle of a typical tourist destination. The villa is located on a cul-de-sac beach road with very little car traffic and a small amount of beach activity.

Steps away from a secluded beach, Villa Mateo is truly a Caribbean oasis from the modern world. Sit back, relax & enjoy.

A caretaker is on-site and will meet you when you move-in and is available to help with any problems you have during your stay. Maid service is provided mid-week for week long stays.

Shirley and I take great pride in maintaining Villa Mateo just as we do our home in Lubbock Texas. Villa Mateo has modern inverter air conditioners in all bedrooms and living areas as well as tankless water heaters, US style satellite TV and toll free phone service to the USA and Canada.

Our home includes:

4 large bedrooms w/ensuite bathrooms and private oceanfront balconies

A Sofa/sleeper in 3rd floor bedroom private foyer (sleeps 2)

Queen air mattress in 2nd floor bedroom private foyer (sleeps 2)

All bedrooms and living areas have air conditioning (new in 2014)

1 infant porta-crib

Ceiling Fans throughout the Villa

An Upper Terrace with incredible ocean views

Terrace level refrigerator and cold water dispenser

Fully equipped kitchen for cooking

Mid-week Maid Service

Coffee Maker

Reverse Osmosis Water System with UV filter

Rooftop Plunge Pool

Beach Chairs

2 Kayaks

2 Bicycles

Beach Towels

High Speed Internet

Large Selection of DVD Movies

Flat Screen TV's With USA and Canada

DVD Player in living room and lower master bedroom

Large refrigerator in kitchen with ice/water dispenser

Small refrigerator in dining area for beer and soft drinks

Villa Mateo is a fully furnished vacation home rental. You provide and cook your own food during your stay. This home is ideal for those wanting a quiet, self-service style vacation with a few trips to town for shopping and eating out at restaurants.

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eddie Bell (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Eddie Bell

Hi, we're Shirley & Eddie Bell, the owners of Villa Mateo. We live in Lubbock Texas and come down to Puerto Morelos as often as we can.

Having grown up and raised our family on the plains of Texas we've learned to love the warm breezes and wonderful sounds of the ocean we enjoy from our Mexican home.

We've traveled all over the USA as well as to Panama, Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras and many others. After looking for years for a second place to call home, we found the village we love on our first visit to Puerto Morelos in 2010. Finally, in early 2013, we were able to buy the oceanfront home we'd always dreamed of.

We look forward to your stay with us and hope you love Villa Mateo and Puerto Morelos, the little fishing village by the sea...and Cancun, as much as we do.

Eddie Bell purchased this villa in 2013

Why Eddie Bell chose Quintana Roo

Villa Mateo offered everything we wanted in a vacation home. Oceanfront living with breathtaking views. Secluded, yet only a 20 minute ride to the bright lights of Cancun. 15 minutes drive to the Cancun airport. We stayed in and around Puerto Morelos on several occasions before we stumbled upon the Punta Caracol complex and Villa Mateo. Just a 10 minute drive from our home to the town square in Puerto Morelos, it has been perfect for us!

What makes this villa unique

Secluded ocean front villa only minutes from Cancun and the international airport or the shops and restaurants of Puerto Morelos. Beautiful grounds and convenient to all of the Mayan Riviera.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Family Fun with Rooftop Terrace and Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 8 days in Villa Matteo with our three adult children and spouses. We had a wonderful time in this beautiful villa on the ocean. The four fully contained bedrooms were absolutely perfect for our group. The villa has everything you need and it is so very easy to get to Puerto Morelos(we took the back roads...more fun!) The beach isn't the greatest but we managed to swim almost every day and we were also able to do some snorkeling although you have to go quite far out to do that. PM was a lot of fun. Good restaurants, especially Richard's Bistro. The rooftop patio with plunge pool is a great place for serious sunseekers as well as star gazers at night. The property manager Leo is available when you need him, but never in the way. Eddie was a pleasure to work with. Great job Villa Matteo!!

P.S. You have to have a car. Recommend Avant in Cancun

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great Getaway.

5 of us rented the house in March. We spent a week soaking up the sun and the local culture. The house is well maintained and the pools well kept. Everything about the place is top notch. My favorite part of the day was waking up early and watching the sunrise from the hammocks and then sneaking into town for some breakfast. Relaxing in the rooftop pool with some adult beverages and watching the ships sail by in the afternoons was a close second.

Puerto Morelos is just the perfect size. If you are looking for the nightlife and the social scene stick to Cancun, this isn't the place for you. The young, hip crowd will not be found here. But there is no shortage of local friendly faces willing to offer advice on where to eat, what to do and how to get your relax on. The restaurants in town were nice and the farmer's market was delightful. The town could easily be mistaken for a Mexican Mayberry.

Everything about the house and the town were to my liking. However, I think you should know three things before you go. Mind you none of these are complaints, but things you should take into account: 1) The house itself is a few miles from Puerto Morelos and I don't think it is possible to get by without a car. It would be difficult and dangerous to walk into town on the road and probably impossible to walk the beach into town. 2) The house is ocean front but there is a complex right behind it and an identical house right beside it. While the house comes with a private pool, you share the beach and the hammocks with the neighbors. It isn't uncommon to see a few others around the house, but everyone else was on vacation and seemed friendly enough. 3) The beach in front of the house is elevated and behind a sea wall. Swimming in the ocean right in front of the house seems a little dicey and I would not advise it. However, the beach and ocean to the left of the place are much more inviting. On top of that, the private pool always satisfied my midday desire for a swim.

Overall it was just a great getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was the perfect location for our family

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely perfect location for our family get away. The house has tons of space, is maintained beautifully, and has all the things you need. We had a young family and the pool toys were put to good use. Having the beach a few steps away made for great opportunities to build sand castles and splash in the ocean. Puerto Morelos has lots of great restaurants and a lovely square to walk around after dinner. Highly recommended for people seeking a quiet vacation. We look forward to coming back :)

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week in Puerto Morelos. Lot's of sunning, shopping and sightseeing. My Son and I drove to Chitzen Itza and it was worth the trip. It's not every day a person gets to see a Wonder of the World. Playa del Carmen's 5th Ave. was a great day trip also. We visited downtown Puerto Morelos numerous times and did our fair share to support the local economy. We also found time to snorkel the reef near Puerto Morelos and visit the local zoo.

This vacation home is beautiful. As Leo gave me the welcoming tour on day one, I must have said WOW at least 4 times. Everything is over the top cool. Some of the 6 bathrooms / showers are like something you've never seen before. Leo and the staff are busy straightening up the exterior every day, typically before we even woke up. The owner, Eddie, was very helpful in answering my questions and mailed my deposit refund about a week after I arrived back home. To Eddie - thank you once again! PS - We rented from Hertz at the airport. No problems, no surprises, no extra charges.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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College Station, Texas

Family Vacation for Texans, Californians and French

  • 5 of 5

Villa Matteo was just perfect to accommodate our family vacation. We had people from France, California and Texas from 18 months-old to 60 years-old and everyone had a great time. The location is idyllic, right by the beach, and very quiet. The proximity to Puerto Morellos and Cancun make it easy to do grocery shopping and the kitchen is well equiped to cook -- although local restaurants are great. The groundkeeper, Leo, is helpful and very friendly. It is easy to drive to Tulum and to a lot of cenotes. We absolutely loved this place and would 100% recommend it!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Charlottesville VA


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and two of our children and their families stayed at Villa Mateo Dec.27-Jan 3, 2014. The house is beautifully appointed, well stocked and Eddie was most helpful in answering questions by email even after we arrived. The house, pool and ocean view made this property an extraordinary experience. The rooms are spacious; the groundskeeper, Leo was quietly gracious and the nearby area was serene. We loved nearby Puerto Morelos' charm. We also hired a great cook, Juan Loya who prepared meals for us 4 of the 7 evenings we were there- highly recommend him.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Many bars in Puerto Morelos
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Playa del Carmen ferry to Cozumel
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Moon Palace Resort
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Highway 307 goes from Cancun to Playa del Carmen
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Puerto Morelos
Car: necessary

Nestled between the two bustling tourist cities of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos gives you the chance to dance to a different beat. Villa Mateo is 4 km(2-1/2 miles) North of Puerto Morelos, a 10-15 minute car drive, depending on road conditions.

The quaint Mexican fishing village rests within the northern part of the “Riviera Maya” and boasts the world’s second largest barrier reef. It’s location inside the National Marine Park inspires the local community of Mexicans and foreigners to be active in the preservation of the reef and keep development of the area to a minimum.

Puerto Morelos offers a tranquil and safe atmosphere for families, friends and couples alike.

Puerto Morelos' location offers you the opportunity to appreciate the many different faces of Mexico. Only 20 minutes from the Cancun airport and 5 minutes from the bus terminal, it's a prime location for exploring the Yucatan Peninsula.

Whether you decide to travel to the near-by ruins or simply stay in Puerto Morelos, you can swim in cenotes, explore the jungles, snorkel in the reef, soak up the sun, and walk on the beach among plenty of other activities.

Ultimately, you determine the pace of your own visit. You can stay local in the serene beauty of nature or explore all the historical sites in the Yucatan. You can go out dancing or you can stay in and enjoy a beautiful dinner on the beach or in the Villa. Whatever you decide, welcome to Puerto Morelos!


Rates & Availability

Puerto Morelos Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
May 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Year Weeks
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Villa Mateo is located on a cul-de-sac beach road 4 km (2-1/2 miles) North of Puerto Morelos. 10 minutes drive in a car. A caretaker will meet you when you move in and help with any problems you have during your stay. 1 time maid service is provided midweek for week long stays. You provide your own groceries and cook your own food during your stay. Villa Mateo is a fully furnished vacation home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Puerto Morelos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bedroom #2 bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Bedroom #3 bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bedroom #1 bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Bedroom #4 bathroom
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Bathroom just off the rooftop terrace
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom just off the kitchen
  • All bathrooms have beautiful custom tile work with quality fixtures.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Queen air mattress available in private foyer sleeps 2 extra
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • All bedrooms have beautiful ocean views from their own private balcony and ensuite bathrooms with showers. The 2 master bedrooms have private foyer entrances with 1 sofa/sleeper and 1 queen air mattress. Sleeps a maximum of 12 people.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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