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3 bedroom/3 bath with Private Pool Steps from the Beach in Puerto Morelos

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Large, Airy 3 Br. Gorgeous Home in Quiet Area, Private Pool

Enjoy a relaxing tropical vacation on the Mayan Riviera at Casa Mariposa: an oasis two blocks from white sandy beaches and turquoise Caribbean Sea. Located in the heart of Puerto Morelos, a chic expat community in a vibrant fishing village south of Cancun. Walk into town and discover quaint cafes, live music, beach clubs and award winning farm-to-table restaurants (no car required). Float away the day in your private pool and enjoy a glass of wine while you watch one of the famed Mayan Riviera sunsets over the jungle from the upstairs terrace. Finish the night with a romantic soak for two in the over-sized jacuzzi tub.

Casa Mariposa is the perfect getaway for a friends, families, or a couple looking for more space. Just a two-block walk to the beach, and 10 minutes walk to the city plaza, it’s the perfect location for all travelers. The large, 3-bedroom estate has been beautifully furnished with all of the amenities you need, including high-speed wifi, a house keeper, bed linens, towels, a fully stocked kitchen, and washing machine.

Puerto Morelos is a beach town centrally located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen with easy access to the areas famed beaches and activities: Mayan ruins including, Chichen Itza and Coba, Tulum, the Crocodile Zoo, thousands of fresh water Cenotes, Ziplining, Xel-Ha, snorkeling and scuba diving, swimming with dolphins and manta rays, and so much more. Our concierge service can help you plan and arrange your vacation of a lifetime.

The photos do not do the house justice.

More Details

Property Manager
Marisa Bodell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Marisa Bodell

We are an expat family that relocated to Puerto Morelos from Washington D.C. two years ago. We've lived all over the world learning different cultures and languages and discovered Puerto Morelos after seeking refuge from D.C.'s too hot summers and freezing winters. It has always felt like our home and we wanted our children to learn Spanish while they experience the Puerto Morelos quality of life. We love it for its diverse community, European style cafes and dining, and amazing beaches.

Why Marisa Bodell chose Puerto Morelos

Casa Mariposa is a newly built 3 bedroom luxury house with a private pool and a short walk to the beach. The house is large and airy with easy access to town, and everything you need for your vacation. It is very private and peaceful, the perfect refuge to thaw out from the winter cold while discovering the Mayan Riviera.

What makes this house unique

This is a large house in the nicest neighborhood in Puerto Morelos. In addition to all of the amenities that come with the house, we have a concierge who will help arrange everything you need to enjoy your vacation. Whether you need a pre-stocked kitchen with the freshest produce and seafood in the region, or a private tour of the jungle for the whole family, our concierge knows the best kept secrets with access to experiences reserved for locals only.


Puerto Morelos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite Bathroom for Second Master Bedroom - toilet , shower , Full private bathroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Beautiful bathroom shared by third bedroom and studio.
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Luxurious modern bathroom designed with oversized bathtub.
  • Three gorgeous bathrooms. All have stand-alone pebbled showers. The master bathroom has a huge jacuzzi tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 4/Studio - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Bedroom (upstairs) - 1 double , Attached to master bath with jacuzzi and large terrace.
    Second Master Bedroom (downstairs with pool view) - 1 double , Bathroom attached. Private entrance to pool.
    Downstairs bedroom with two double beds - 2 double , Large built in closet and small desk.
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Private chef, massage upon request, bike rentals, horseback riding, tours and other adventures upon request.


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(22 traveler reviews)

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3 bedroom/3 bath with Private Pool Steps from the Beach in Puerto Morelos
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 22 reviews
San Francisco

Gorgeous house, perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second vacation at Casa Mariposa and I love it just as much as the first. The house is so perfect! It's right near the beach and town. We love to walk into town in the morning to have breakfast and walk to the beach. The house is large and airy, even with our group of 5 we had enough space. The master bathroom is a complete dream, and air conditioning in every room was a major bonus. I read a few reviews about the internet being spotty, but we had great service the entire time. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe

Charming, large with amenities

  • 5 of 5

This casita is walking distance to everything! Very quiet, with a large kitchen,pool, spacious bedrooms and bathroom. Marble and tile. Lovely!! And an attentive manager to care for you.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe, NM

Great for Families!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Mariposa was a great vacation rental. Its little pool was perfect for kids. The beach is only a few blocks away, and the plaza is an easy walk. The neighborhood is safe and peaceful. The AC in the bedrooms was heavenly at night. The manager was extremely friendly and helpful. We definitely recommend this spot!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in great location!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Mariposa was a great choice for our family of five. We stayed only three nights, but enjoyed every moment! It was great to relax at the pool in the evening after a day at the beach – which is only about a two-minute walk from the house. We especially loved the peacefulness of the quiet neighborhood, while the town square is only an 8-10 minute stroll away! Perfect location!

Along with the kitchen and living area, there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms downstairs. The upper floor is dedicated entirely to a lovely master with a big sitting room and en-suite bathroom – which is large and accommodating. Off the master’s sitting room, there is a huge second story patio/deck area which is great for an evening drink and star gazing. Air conditioning worked great, but we preferred opening the doors and having the cool Caribbean breezes flow through the house.

The kitchen did not get much use since we ate at lots of the wonderful restaurants in town, but it appeared to be stocked with anything you might need for preparing meals.

Marisa, the owner, told me that the house has been recently updated since our stay, so it is probably better than ever! She is easy to work with and responds quickly to your emails. We loved the house so much, we asked if she was interested in selling!! No such luck for us…but lucky for you! It’s still for rent…and a great place to stay while in Puerto Morelos!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Casa Mariposa

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for 10 people (three generations) and loved it. We wanted something away from Cancun chaos and found this peaceful, quiet house that is easy to get to. The kids loved the pool. The walk to the beach is short. The neighborhood is quiet. There are some good restaurants (Maricio recommended El Markito that was amazing) and able to eat in the house. We could get to tours and Xcaret easily. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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truly a villa by the sea

  • 4 of 5

The property was well located and well appointed. The pool was lovely (although I would recommend a mat by the door so as not to slip). We enjoyed the location of the beach around the corner and the town , a few blocks away.

Mauricio, the caretaker, was a phone call away, and showed up to show us the working of the entire home. I think the upstairs terrace has seen better days. Needs a good overhaul and definitely a hammock. The view of the stars is amazing but unfortunately I had no place to sit on the upper terrace. There was also no hot water at night for bathing or showering.

The kitchen , bed, furniture, and washrooms were all well used and provided much enjoyment. I loved sharing this place with 3 generations and would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Unico Beach Club
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Unico Beach Club
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Unico Beach
Car: not necessary

Beautiful house with private pool just two blocks from the white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. A ten minute walk from the heart of Puerto Morelos, the best kept expat vacation secret. Escape in a chic beach-town filled with vibrant cafes and world class restaurants using the freshest local produce and fish caught just off shore.

Puerto Morelos is 15 minutes south of the Cancun airport and a 30 minute drive Cancun and Playa Del Carmen.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

Pets may be allowed on a case-by-case basis. There is a $25 charge per person over six per night.
100KW per day of electricity is included in your booking. Any excess usage will be deducted at cost (1KW costs 3 pesos) from your deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.