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Family Friendly Fun with 2 Swimming Pools and Breathtaking Terrace Ocean Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 3,700 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful 4 bedroom, 6 bath, fully equipped Mexican Villa On the Caribbean Sea.

More pictures and information on our website:

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...

4 large bedrooms, each with a private en suite bathroom and ocean view balcony. Perfect for families. Spend time together in the living areas and pool and retire to your own bedroom at the end of another memory filled day together.

Visit our Puerto Morelos Visitor's Guide:

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 Channels

DVD Player in living room and all 4 bedrooms

Large refrigerator in kitchen with ice/water dispenser

Small refrigerator in dining area for beer and soft drinks

Small refrigerator on terrace level 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.

More Details

Eddie Bell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

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 Puerto Morelos

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.


Puerto Morelos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Swimming is allowed from 6 am until 10 pm. Leave the community pool in the same condition you find it in.
  • There are other homes nearby. Please respect our neighbors by limiting the volume and noise at the house.
  • Electricity is very expensive on the coast. Please turn off Air Conditioners and lights when rooms are unoccupied and when you leave the house.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 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 , Bathroom just off the rooftop terrace
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 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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average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

Casa Mateo

  • 2 of 5

The house shows as the pictures show. Beautiful house but as they say in Real Estate, "Location, Location, Location". Out in the boonies, hard to find, off a beaten dirt road path. You definitely need transportation/rental car to get around. Nice jacuzzi on the roof but unable to use. Owner disconnected heater did not want it used which should of been an option for what they charged to stay there. The 3rd floor shower only had extremely hot hot water had to go into one of the other rooms to shower. Beautiful view of the beach but unable to access due to there's no path and too much debris/seaweed which was piled up to the perimeter wall which smelled horrible and made it hard to stay outside to enjoy the yard with pool which makes sense why BBQ grill was located in front of house and not in the yard. Beautiful big house that accommodated our family of 10 (6 adults/4 kids) comfortably but unfortunately unable to enjoy the house to its full capacity.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 suites, a roof top terrace and our own private pool? Magical multi-generational vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space to spread out and enjoy games, naps, pool time, meals.....we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Villa Mateo was exactly what we expected after reviewing the web site. It was large, comfortable, and relaxing. The view of the water was second to none. We had as many as 8 adults for some of the nights there, and everyone had a great time. It was close enough to Puerto Morelos with a car, so that going out to dinner was never a problem. We used the kayaks, and the bikes. The well equipped kitchen made it easy to make breakfast, and we cooked one big feast when two of our guests brought back over a dozen snapper from their fishing trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

It was a beautiful house with amazing sunsets and tremendous views. It was very spacious and the owners were very helpful with all the information that they sent out. We spent Christmas there with our two daughters and there husbands and our grandchildren . A total of ten people and we had plenty of space. I know the grandkids had a marvelous time and will remember it forever.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Stay at Villa Mateo!

  • 5 of 5

My family, family friends and I traveled to Mexico to stay at Villa Mateo and to celebrate my father's 50th birthday just before the Holidays this year. To say we had a great time is an understatement! Upon arrival, everyone was in awe of the location on the water as well as the house that comfortably accommodated our party of 9 people. We enjoyed days out on the water swimming, sun bathing, and kayaking. In the evenings we visited the little town Puerto Morelos for dinner and then enjoyed the beautiful rooftop of Villa Mateo (especially the large hot tub!). For my father's birthday celebration we had Juan and Gabby visit the Villa to cook a Mexican/Mayan traditional cuisine. The food was delicious, and both Juan and Gabby were so kind and welcoming! This was definitely the best meal we had the entire trip. Villa Mateo was the perfect place to celebrate this special occasion, and we were able to create memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lot of space and very good amenities

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 12 (6 adults + 6 kids) and stayed at Villa Mateo from 11/22 to 11/26. The Villa was quite spacious for our group and was very well equipped with all amenities. Location was secluded and away from all the hustle and bustle, so if you are into privacy, it's ideal. At the same time, it was not too far from airport or civilization (PM village is only 3-4 miles away). Do note that while the house is on the beach, it has a seawall and not an actual beach. And also the beach near the villa is not quite as clear as other parts of Playa Del Carmen.

Finally, the owner and caretaker were quite responsive. The microwave mal-functioned and the owner responded fairly quickly and got it replaced.

The owner also has an informative website with a lot of tips about local attractions and chefs (we have used Juan for a couple of days and he was awesome!)

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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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

Relax at Villa Mateo; in the pools, on the roof-terrace, on the elevated beach or along the coast, both north and south within a five minutes walk. Have quiet time inside with TV, DVDs, internet and reading.

Puerto Morelos

The nearest village is Puerto Morelos, a charming fishing village which has been escaped the ravages of construction and tourism. Previously the center for the production of gum for the US chewing gum market cultivated from the chicle, Puerto Morelos is now better know for having the second largest coral reef. This is protected by the National Marine Park and local commitment to preservation of the environment which has kept development of the area to a minimum.

Puerto Morelos has numerous restaurants, bars and stores. The fishing boats are moored along the seafront and local fishermen bring their catch to the pier

Take a course in Mexican Cooking and join in yoga on the beach at 8.15 each morning. There are many yoga centers in Puerto Morelos.

Have a massage on the beach or make an appointment for the masseuse to come to your holiday home.

There is a variety of shops in and around the town square. Souvenir items, jewelery, and clothing are all available. The handicraft market shows and sells regional folk art, clothing, and crafts. View hammocks being made at one family’s craft booth.

Alma Libre Libros –the largest English-language bookstore on the coast holds thousands of English language books and is useful for guide books. Trade in your used books for credit. Open October – April.

Snorkeling – See the fantastic coral refs just offshore from Puerto Morelos. Hire a boat and guide from the various businesses in Puerto Morelos.

Diving – Explore the world’s second largest reef. Hire a boat and guide from the village of Puerto Morelos and float above the glorious corals, fish, sting rays and turtles.

Fishing – The fishing boats can pick you up on front of Villa Mateo and take you for a few hours of deep sea fishing. You can catch barracuda, grouper, and billfish. Cook your catch at home in the evening.

Croco-Cun Zoo – At the turning point from Highway 307 to Villa Mateo is the Croco-Cun Zoo with a collection of crocodiles and other indigenous animals . Offers immensely informative tours (available in English) and opportunities to hold baby crocs and feed the deer.

Close to Villa Mateo

Villa Mateo is an ideally situated for further exploration of the Riviera Maya.

From the highway to the coast, you will travel though peaceful mangroves full of herons and white ibises. At the coast, watch the pelicans flying overhead and diving for fish.

1 kilometer south of the turning point to Puerto Morelos is the Yaax Che-Jardin Botanico Dr Alfredo Barrera for native Yucatán plant life, spider monkeys and birds. Labels are in English, Spanish, and Latin. There is also a nursery, orchid garden, a reproduction of a chiclero, a Mayan house, and an archaeological site. A nature walk through the mangroves makes for excellent bird watching and occasional monkey sightings. A tree-house lookout also provides an sensational view.

Further south, take the Ruta de los Cenotes inland to Central Vallarta and Leona Vicario. Along the way are many cenotes, limestone sinkholes, some developed for visitors and other still hidden and unused. The Mayans considered cenotes to be scared gateways to the underworld. These are both underground and open. Swim, snorkel and scuba dive in them either as part of a tour or independently. Many of the cenotes have been developed with zip wires, All Terrain Vehicles and jumping boards. There is a charge for these. See Boca del Puma at the 16 km mark on the road to Central Vallarta but there are others. The Selvatica zip line resort consistently wins awards for best theme park in this area.

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen – Located just 25 minutes south of Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen is definitely worth visiting. Its main street, 5th Avenue, is teeming with shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Playa is also home to beautiful beaches and the ferry to reach Cozumel. At least plan on spending one afternoon enjoying the town and having dinner at one of its great restaurants.


Villa Mateo is located within easy distance of Cancun airport, a 20 – 30 minute drive and just beyond that is Cancun centro itself.

Cinepolis VIP, in the Plaza las Americas Mall in Cancun, has large leather recliners, waiters, and restaurants. Most movies are in English with Spanish subtitles. Yak is the finest Bingo you’ll ever play. As numbers are called they light up on giant number boards (convenient for those who are not familiar with Spanish numbers) and every round has several winners. You can also bet on horse and greyhound racing upstairs in the sports bar.

Golf – Whether you brought your clubs along or want to rent some for the day, there are several fine courses available for public play.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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