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NEW POOL! AUTHENTIC MAYAN PALAPA

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

A private home with stunning new pool in one of the most beautiful settings in Puerto Morelos. A stay in our two story Beach House offers “the best of all possible worlds”

Combining a 'traditional' Mayan Palapa with a modern Adobe home, great snorkeling and swimming with easy beach access. Large front sundeck and back terrace deck with heavenly outdoor shower and gorgeous completely private pool.

We are located in the town of Puerto Morelos, only twenty minutes south of Cancun and ten minutes from the main highway leading to historic Mayan sites, popular tourist attractions and modern shopping and dining.

The upstairs 'Palapa' has a twenty-foot high thatched peaked ceiling with varnished wood beams and tiled floors, a king size bed and hammocks, a private bathroom and two outdoor sundecks – one facing the ocean where you can sunbathe and enjoy the Caribbean breezes – fabulous sunsets over the jungle from the back terrace. You can watch the sun rise from your upstairs bed or luxuriate in an invigorating outdoor shower surrounded by palms and bamboo trees.

The town plaza of Puerto Morelos is only five minutes by car, taxi, an easy bike ride or a twenty-minute leisurely walk along the beach. Puerto Morelos, a small unassuming town with all the conveniences you could desire and no tourist congestion, boasts fine restaurants, a pizza parlor, cafés, a playground, church, beaches, a grocery store, a bookstore, a travel agency, and a dive shop (if you decide not to snorkel from the beach in front of the Palapa) and once a week an outdoor fresh produce market.

You can also sun and shop and play in Cancun or Playa del Carmen or tour the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum. The entire coast (the Mayan Riviera) is one long stretch of beautiful beaches, cabanas, and ecological environmental parks where you can horseback ride, swim in ceynotes and underground caves and visit the historical Mayan Ruins. Taxis are plentiful and reasonable for trips up and down the coast. There are also tour buses to various Mayan sites that can be booked in Puerto.

The biggest problem? You'll never want to leave!!

Keywords: Villa two story private home

More Details

Owner
Colleen McKay & Nora Jacobs
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hola, Buenes Dias Colleen,

Sadly, we are home now.

Nosotros gusto Mexico y Puerto Morales y La Palapa muy buen.

Muchios grachias para una casa bonita y jardin. (apprendo espanol-----Elaine, pero para ahora esta pequeno. Losciento!).

Your house is wonderful, 'fantastico'. Very comfortable and relaxing. Wonderful setting. We ate at David Lau's restaurant most evenings and met the lovely 'Valerie'. She fixed us up with snorkelling for the terrified, with 'Charlie Brown'. He was superb and we were amazed to find ourselves in the open seas, swimming with confidence!

We loved Tulum, Isla Mujeres, Uxmal and the art of Diego Rivera and Friedo Kahlo in Mexico City. Yes, Merida was 'mucho calor' and we did find Chichen Itza very touristy.

John adds:-,

Yes, we had a wonderful time. Mexican people are so friendly. Everywhere we went we were met with warmth & courtesy. I was pleasently surprised by Mexico City. I had grown up with an image of congestion & pollution from the 70's. It was actually a much more comfortable city to visit than London, with a fantastic Metro system, clean streets & a brilliant one way traffic system in the centre. Highlights for us were the Museo de Belles Artes, the whole Coyoacan area, tracking down Rivera murals & our trip out to Teotihuacan.

We would love to return next year and wondered if there is ever a cooler time of year? John will probably be retiring in the summer, so we will have more flexibility with our travel dates. There is still much we would like to see, eg Palanque & it would be great to end the trip with a another relaxing stay at La Palapa.

Kind Regards,

Elaine & John
Aug 2010
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Amenities

Puerto Morelos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort
  • Village ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) upstairs palapa has king size bed. 1 Queen size Beds (1) Downstairs bedroom has queen bed, private attached bath and air conditioning, Living Room: (2) sofa beds and futon are double/queen size 1 indoor shower. 2 outdoor terrace showers. ,
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Only registered guests are allowed to sleep overnight in the house.. No parties permitted.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.857143 based on 43 reviews
5

Everything was fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been better. Wonderful private pool...close to town...well stocked kitchen...clean. Bikes to ride into town. Gracious hosts...pictures don't do it justice. Wonderful small town feeling. Thx to the great restaurants and the local beach bars for your hospitality...anything you could ask for. (Unico Beach...you guys are the best) Would highly recommend this casa. Thank you Collen and Nora for making us feel welcome. Thx to Carmen and Carlos for your excellent work. We will miss this place.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Property!

  • 5 of 5

We just loved this comfortable and well equipped home with easy access to the beach, plus a refreshing pool that we really enjoyed on hot, lazy afternoons. Perfect owners are great communicators, always available and never under foot. Puerto Morelos is a very manageable size with all the amenities, super friendly locals, and less of the hub bub of bigger centres. Over all a perfect vacation spot that we highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Third time and still love it

  • 5 of 5

Well another wonderful stay at La Palapa. This was our third time and we enjoyed it like our first time.

Weather was great the entire time, more than we could ask for as we did go late October.

Upon arrival, Carmen was working hard getting the house in perfect shape for our stay. We unpacked, relaxed and then headed to the Chedraui for groceries.

This is a $70 pesos ride from the Pearl Desire which is a short walk from La Palapa and there is always a taxi there. If you don't feel like walking to the Pearl Desire you can go to your left when leaving the house and two houses down there is a condo complex where you will see a single taxi. This is Phillipe's taxi and he too will drive you to town. Just knock on the door and see if he's home. One piece of advise to new comers. Taxi costs, we had many prices quoted to us, it was crazy. Once at the Chedraui one taxi tried to ask for $160 pesos from there to home. We have always paid $70 so we took the groceries out of the trunk of the car and before you know it, they are agreeing to $70. Also at the taxi stand in town square we had them try and charge up to $100 pesos to get home when it had always been $50. We just said no thanks and if they didn't adjust the price we would go to the end of the street where the church is and across from there is where all the taxis wait to be called up to the line at the taxi stand. The best thing to do is quote the price you will pay and not ask them "how much to .....". So to be clear, $50 from the house to town square or back. $70 to the Chedraui or back.

Once settled we noticed how much freshening was done to the house. New grout for the floor tiles, new light sconces, fresh paint and staining to the house, inside and out and newly painted patio area outside in the backyard. Not to mention the two styles of new loungers.

The pool was sparkling and we used it each and every day. Was wonderful to come home from walks on the beach and just jump in to cool down.

After three trips we finally met Nora. We had met Colleen on our previous trips but never had the pleasure to meet Nora so they made a special stop by for us to meet. These two ladies are wonderful gals All you have to do is ask and they are quick to respond to any wants or concerns you might have.

Thanks ladies for another fabulous stay. Take care and we will see you again next year.

Jennifer and John

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful place. Nora and Mary are excellent hosts.

  • 4 of 5

Our 4 children and my husband and I loved the space, pool, location and the hospitality of the owners. Wonderful to have Carmen freshen up the rooms mid stay.

The kids loved the outdoor showers. The palapa is amazing. We would definitely stay again. A couple mins walk to the beach and yummy places to eat in town. We cooked some of our meals. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at La Palapa! Beautiful house and Puerto Morelos was perfect!! Wonderful experience and will be coming back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great escape

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the property. Colleen was extremely helpful. I would recommend this property to anyone. The pool was amazing and we had such a relaxing vacation. The beach in Puerto Morelos is magical. We made so many great family memories during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Map

Car: recommended

We are in a quiet residential area - 5 minutes by car or bike from the town plaza of Puerto Morelos and a 20 minute walk on the beach to town.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250

Extra guests over 2 additional $20.00 per person per night charge
Only registered guests allowed to sleep over in the house.
No parties permitted without permission of owner and extra security deposit paid in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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