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Layla Guesthouse 'Selva'

Bedrooms 1
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

One-bedroom Apartments Very Close To The Beach

Layla is happy to present ---> our new Sky Pool, our third floor dipping pool overlooking the Caribbean...lovely view ! Layla apartments integrate local tropical hardwood interiors with relaxing vacation style indoor/outdoor living : king size bed, kitchenette, a/c, WiFi, interior tropical garden with shower, patios...And in your hammock under a palm tree in our dune garden or up on the terrace overlooking the sea you will find the time and space to re-create yourself. The on-premises salon and spa will allow you to attend to your Body, and the short talks, fascinating tours, and peaceful mediation practice will bring your Mind and Spirit to a new level . If your dates appear booked, try checking our other listing # 3659907. We also have a 2BR apartment and a 3BR beach house available, just contact us for more info. Come enjoy the new Sky Pool, third floor overlooking the sea !

Robin Brown
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, japanese a bit
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Robin Brown

After living and teaching around the world for a couple of decades in New York, Kyoto, and Paris, we decided to integrate all our travel experience in Europe, Asia, and Africa into one comfortable, fully-functioning guesthouse. We built it from the ground up using both local Mayan techniques and design help from a Mexico City trained local designer.

Robin Brown purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Robin Brown chose Puerto Morelos

The guesthouse overlooks a beautiful beach and local schoolyard, so we built the studios each with their own gardens, and left space for the beach breezes to caress the patios. We offer a delightful look at the Mexican beach life.

What makes this apartment unique

Layla is just steps from the beach, and 2 mins walk to the central square, the heart of the village. This charming fishing village offers a true Mexican experience, beyond the All-Inclusives, and affords optimal relaxation. We offer a RE-creation vacation where you can unwind and enjoy the hair salon services of New York/Paris stylist Steve, delve into the delicious cuisine at our cafe, and explore short vacation classes in languages ( including Mayan) , culture and local ecology. We like to say our guests return home more 'zen', more knowledgable, and more beautiful.....


Puerto Morelos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , bathroom adjascent to interior tropical garden
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size bed with desk nook overlooking tropical garden in the bedroom, and sofa bed in the sitting area.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Layla is a tranquil spot located within striking distance of many local cultural and sports activities. We offer an exceptional cenote tour reviewed on Trip Advisor : Layla Guesthouse Mayan Experience Cenote Tour; a day trip off the cost to underground caverns with stalactites, stalagmites and crystal clear water, snorkeling tours, sports fishing, cultural events all abound ! At Layla, we offer you a RE- creation vacation where you can enjoy the hair salon services of New York / Paris stylist Steve, delve into the delicious cuisine at our own Layla Cafe, and explore the short vacation Talks on local history, culture and local ecology with a stable f local experts. Our goal is to send each and every guest home more 'zen', more knowledgable, and more beautiful !


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Layla Guesthouse 'Selva'
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews

Cozy and comfortable with an eye for design.....

  • 5 of 5

King bed is very comfortable and the kitchenette very practical, though the food in the cafe out front is even better !

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Plan to stay at Layla Guest House Again

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay again! The property looks exactly as depicted in the VRBO photos - if they attracted you attention, you'll like the property. Also, a great way to experience the local culture, and a convenient location. We rented bikes, but the walk to the town square is less than 5 minutes. Very much enjoyed the company of our hosts, very gracious and knowledgeable of the area. Strongly recommend Layla Cafe; the breakfasts we ate there were exceptional.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect for the NOT A RESORT crowd

  • 5 of 5

if you want to stay in a real home among local people and still be well taken care of, Layla Guesthouse is for you. we loved our attractive and comfortable garden studio and the location only a couple of blocks from the plaza in Puerto Morelos, but still far enough for privacy and quiet. Robin was overseas during our stay but he made sure that all of our needs were attended to, and he gave us some great advice about enjoying the area. the "sky pool" on the fourth floor overlooking the ocean is fabulous! we can't comment on the cafe as it was closed for Semptember, but i'm betting it's good, and there are lots of good restaurants nearby. Puerto Morales itself is a wonderful place to stay. overall, highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toledo, Ohio

Just lovely

  • 5 of 5

What a great last minute find. Couldn't have asked for a better place. Cute and comfy room. Attached cafe -food was delicious. The dipping pool was a great get away and offered wonderful view of ocean. Everyone was delightful and helpful. Hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We await your return with rings on your fingers and bells on your toes...!
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Nice space - disengaged host

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at Robin's house in Puerto Morelos. We arrived on time with a taxi from Cancun. There was nobody to greet us, just a chalk board in the entrance with my name and the number of the unit. We found it and settled in. Great bed, good space, nicely decorated. Very much like the photos. One of the owner's big dogs walked right into the suite which was no problem since we're not afraid or allergic, but some people might not appreciate it. What we didn't enjoy was when the dogs relieved themselves outside our patio door. The gardener cleaned it up very quickly, but it was a bit off putting. We ended up staying only 2 nights out of the 7 - not because there was anything wrong with the place, but we decided we wanted a livelier town - Puerto Morelos seems to have turned into a retirement community.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you made a decision to have a happy vacation....Hope you found a livelier spot.... Cheers !
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Beautiful stay at a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

A modern touch to an authentic Mexican casa. We thoroughly enjoyed our home away from home. The owners, Robin and Steve, were definitely the main factor in how great the stay was. They were always available to help make your stay even better. Beach is truly steps away. Something that must be experienced by everyone. So grateful to have found this place and will be back as soon as we can. Thank you for such a wonderful time!!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you found us as well !!! Hurry on back now, ya' hear !
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Bara Bara
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt 307
Nearest Restaurant
The Soup Kitchen @ Layla
Nearest Beach
Puerto Morelos
Car: not necessary

Layla Guesthouse is rated #1 B&B in Puerto Morelos! It offers our guests the perfect REcreation vacation, with time to explore and recreate the interests and relaxation of previous less stressful times. Layla includes a Sky Pool with view of the Caribbean from our thirs floor, a full hair salon with a spa team offering manicure/pedicure, waxing and massage services, a fresh and healthy world cuisine cafe on premises, and a learning center for short vacation-style classes in ecology and Maya and local history. It is our chosen challenge to send our guests home more zen, more knowledgable, and more beautiful ! Come recreate with us in Puerto Morelos.... !


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 16.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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