"I would not hesitate to rent from this individual/company again. Derek, the owner, keeps you up to date prior to your arrival so, by the time you arrive, it is a seamless transition. You are made to feel welcome to this beautiful condo in Puerto Morelos.
First for the cons: the location is not ideal, but is not unpleasant either. There is a shipping yard a few doors down and you cannot walk along the beach to get to town. You must go via a dirt road in back of the shipping yard. I did not think this would bother me, as I had read about it prior to booking, but it did. It was so hot and humid, we had to take a taxi and we would have preferred to just walk along the beach. There is also a large abandoned boat partially sunken to the left of the condo and it takes away from the view (that, and you also have a view of the port). To the right, you can walk down the beach quite a ways, and it is really quite lovely, except for the seaweed, which is smelly in the heat. We rented bikes but only used them once, as we found ourselves always leaving the area.
Pros: everything else is a pro, except for the location. The condo is beautiful and has everything you need, except food. There are two kayaks available and there is snorkeling equipment for two. There are also four very large, fluffy beach towels for use. Derek also has a computer for use, with free wifi. The Wifi worked great and was fast. There is a comfortable king bed with a TV and air conditioning in the bedroom. There is also air conditioning and TV in the living room. It is exactly as advertised. Taxis are abundant and efficient. We loved taking a taxi up to the main road and either taking a collectivo or an ADO bus to our destination. There is a small grocery store right in town and another larger Chedraui up on the main road, about 2 miles away. We spent one day snorkeling out on the reef, one day deep sea fishing, one day in Isla Mujeres, one day on Cozumel and one day in Tulum and cenote swimming. If you only have a week, you really need to cram a lot in, so I would recommend at least 2 weeks. The town of Puerto Morelos is a lovely little bohemian "ish" place where locals, expats and tourists meet. Go by the vacant lot by the police station and look for the crocodile and the coati. Eat, drink, be merry and explore!
Bottom line for this specific property? Good home port if out traveling."
Guest: Danetta V.
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: June 10, 2015