Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps
- english, spanish
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beyond our dreams of a perfect few days on the beach; exuding elegant simplicity and a haven for relaxation. Thank you!
Cozy beachfront bliss
This property was the perfect antidote to a prairie winter! It is exactly as shown on the pictures: cozy and inviting. The bedroom upstairs is large and airy. In January, nights cooled down enough to allow for a comfortable sleep, so the fact that there is no air conditioning was not an issue. The kitchen, though small, had the essentials to be able to make meals. The eating area is in a screened-in gazebo which allowed us to eat in the evening without being bothered by the mosquitoes. We were at this property with friends who had the larger house but we ate every night at our casita for just this reason.
The property itself is amazing! A large expanse of soft white sand leading to a beach which is virtually empty except for passersby. We would go into the water and sometimes be the only people there within sight. It was just the opposite of a resort, which is what we wanted.
Vicky, the property manager, was wonderful! She came by, once we had checked in, to make sure we understood everything we needed to know and to let us know she was available should we have any questions. She would respond to emails almost immediately if anything came up. She even booked a snorkeling trip for us.
The question for us is not if, but when we will be back.
Where to start? The house itself is incredible! Pulling up to the gate and seeing all that white sand and hearing the waves was so thrilling. Its like vacation and relaxation await behind the gate. The casita was perfect for my husband and I. Its very well stocked with everything we needed, including cold water in the fridge and white wine on the counter waiting for us after a long day of travel. The charm of this house is that it is truly right on the water. We had coffee every morning in the very comfortable lounge chairs and just look in this ocean scene.The house is clean, comfortable, and totally perfect for two.
Location is the next true appeal of this house. It took us (maybe) 20 minutes to get from the Cancun airport to the house. This is such a huge advantage. On our last day, being so close to the airport, meant we got to spend hours at the beach before it was time to go. While we are so close to Cancun, Puerto Morelos, is a small cute village. All the perks of being close to a bigger city, without any of the hassle! Not only are you close to the airport, we took two day trips both within a 2-hour drive from the house. It is the perfect launch point for nearby attractions ( we did Chichen Itza, Coba, and Tulum).
You are also a short 2km walk to the town center. If you choose to walk to the beach, there are tons of taxis at town square to bring you back, if you don't want to walk back.
We felt extremely safe in PM. We went to town every night, and never once had an issue. Like I stated earlier, we were so close to Cancun, but PM is like this little gem. At nights, the town square is packed with locals and tourists. People are strolling, lots of local crafts on sale in the square, and often times there were musicians as well.
If you are a foodie, PM is the place for you! The restaurant options were very surprising. So much wonderful, fresh food to be had! Every restaurant we went to buys their seafood from the local fishermen, and the quality is mouth watering. Specialty cocktails, fresh ingredients, and such creative dishes, PM's food options will not disappoint
One of the highlights of this trip, was the snorkeling of the MesoAmerican Reef. Vicky set up to have a captain come right to us on the beach and pick us up. From our little casita, we go out to the reef. The captain was great. Very knowledgeable about the reef and the town. This is a do not miss activity.
It was a FABULOUS house! We will definitely be back!
Prepare for an amazing stay at this location
The casita was exactly as expected per the description. A perfect getaway for one or a couple. Great location on the beach, close to everything, yet secluded enough for peace and quiet when needed. We had a rental car and everyday we drove to some other exciting attraction like the ruins in Tulum and Coba, quad ride and cenote tour, the ferry to Cozumel or a day in Cancun for sightseeing and shopping. Most nights we enjoyed dinner in a local restaurant right in Puerto Morelos. I suggest stopping at the supermarket right at the exit off the highway on your first day in and pick up some local fruits and danish to enjoy breakfast right out the back door enjoying the view. 1 week here was not enough time to fully enjoy everything this area has to offer. Our next stay will have to be for a minimum of 2 weeks as this is so much better than staying at a resort where everything is planned or scheduled based on the masses, while here you can do things at your own pace and on your own schedule.
Privacy on the beach, perfect little casita!
Everything you could imagine was provided, well equipped kitchen and bathroom with super fluffy towels. All was clean and in good working order. When the coffeemaker quit working on the 3rd day, Vicky was instantly out to purchase a replacement the same day and even asked if we needed her to pickup anything at the store while she was out. The upstairs loft bedroom had windows all around and made you feel you were sleeping in the palm tree tops.
Saw a few resident iguanas and a very cool stripe basilisk lizard. Very quiet and private. The gardener cut open two young cocos right from the many surrounding trees for us to enjoy the water which was wonderful. You do not need a/c with the ceiling fans and open windows it even was a little cool on some evenings. Wifi was excellent.
Unfortunately the weather created piles of sargassum on the beach and in the water during our stay, no fault of the lovely casita, just Mother Nature.
We used a local cab driver named Daniel Efraim and by texting on Whatsapp he was always ready to pick us up in 15 minutes and go to town or all the way to our next place in Playa de Carmen along with banking, shopping and stopping for lunch for a very reasonable price. Highly recommend him and he speaks good english
We enjoyed relaxing on the screened in porch and afternoon siestas on the comfy loungers in the shade. the walk along the beach to town was about 30 minutes.
PM has some great places to eat and drink and all the locals were friendly and kind.
You will enjoy your stay should you decide to book.
Quiet little cottage with a great view and beach.
We had a very nice stay here, a quiet place which is a good distance from town. Perfect if you are renting a car, but you can also get a cab to town or the store. No TV or radio in the smaller cabin right now. Internet works okay, coming from the house next door. We spent a lot of time on the screened in porch in front. Lots of stars can be seen at night on the lounge chairs in front, and also lit up cruise ships going by. Our gas stove decided to quit working while there, so Vicki lent us her electric skillet.
Great authentic restaurants
Walking the Beach
Cenotes and ecological activities
Meeting new people
Trips to Mayan archaeological sights
Close to Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel