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Oceanfront, Peaceful home. Private pool. Close to all sites of the Riviera Maya

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Property Description Villa Encantamar

This Oceanfront traditional Mexican style home is located in Mexico’s most beautiful vacation destination on the Mayan Riviera. All of the rooms have large windows that face the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. We are only a short distance from the Great Mayan Reef where you will find unparalleled snorkeling and scuba diving. Enjoy the wide variety of colorful fish and other sea life. Our manager can even arrange for a snorkeling boat to pick you up behind the house and take you out to the reef.

The home features a private courtyard with swimming pool accented by a waterfall. Enjoy breakfast in this relaxing setting at one of the many small umbrella tables, or sit on the ocean-side porch and enjoy the view of the Caribbean.

The location is peaceful and private, but close to all of the attractions of the Riviera Maya. We are only 30 min. south of Cancun and 30 min. north of the popular tourist town of Playa del Carmen. Xcaret, cenotes, Tulum, Xel-ha and many other area attractions are only a short, easy drive from your vacation haven at our home. Chichen Itza makes a great day trip.

Enjoy the town of Puerto Morelos where you will find a friendly mix of Mexicans and foreigners who live in the town. There is a beautiful beach, many restaurants and small shops. A large grocery store is only minutes away across the main highway.

The home features 3 large bedroom suites each with air conditioning and private bath. All bedrooms have ocean views. A second floor balcony runs the width of the house and may be accessed from the two upper bedrooms and the sitting room that is located between the two bedrooms. The sitting room has a futon that sleeps one adult. The first floor bedroom opens out onto a porch that runs the width of the house. The downstairs bedroom and one of the upstairs bedrooms have king beds. The 2nd upstairs bedroom has two queen beds. The house sleeps 8-9. The house is perfect for 3 couples, a family, or a small group of friends.

The porch and balcony are perfect for watching the ocean and the sunrise. A third floor is a large terrace that is perfect for watching the sunset over the mangroves.

The main living space is made up of a large living room, dining room, kitchen, bath and beautiful entryway. The kitchen is fully equipped, and there is a small laundry room just off the kitchen. The living space is open and perfect for a family gathering. With a balcony, porch, sitting room, living room and beautiful courtyard, there is plenty of room to spread out and spend quiet time reading or enjoying the ocean and pool.

More Details

Robert and Lee-Ann
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Puerto Morelos in Benito Juárez Municipality

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite bathroom - Own air conditioner - Ocean View
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite bathroom - Own air conditioner - Ocean View
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , En-suite bathroom - Own air conditioner - Ocean View
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Property manager can arrange for in-home catering and more frequent housekeeping. Property manager can also arrange private sightseeing tours and even have a boat pick you up at the back of the house for snorkeling/scuba tours


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Oceanfront, Peaceful home. Private pool. Close to all sites of the Riviera Maya
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 22 reviews

Incredible Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome villa, awesome location and an incredible villa manager in Bruno! Close to a incredible town, don't miss staying at this beautiful Villa!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Monica for the kind words. We also feel that Bruno makes the villa and we are lucky to have him. Glad you enjoyed your stay and Puerto Morelos.
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Wonderful getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We were there during a tropical depression but our stay was outstanding. Located away from the hustle and bustle of Cancun and Playa del Carmen. We enjoyed the tranquility yet we were close enough to attractions. House is beautiful but could use some minor electrical updates with lighting and writing. We loved the pool but it could have been cleaner. I think the filtering system was not working as well as it should. The house could use some organization. Some closets were cluttered, and so was the yard. Decluttering would make the house more aesthetically pleasing for guests. Get rid of the junk outside too. We would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for a family holiday!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 adults and 1 young baby stayed at this very comfortable home for a 12 day holiday in March 2018, It was perfectly suited for us - each having their own private room and ensuite bathroom.

Sadly, the sargassum weed problem at this time of year made the ocean unswimmable here (its a very narrow beach at the best of times) but that was offset by the very nice pool and garden area at the back of the house, which we made good use of. We also enjoyed watching sunsets from the rooftop deck and looking out at the ocean from the swing and the hammock.

This is a very spacious home and very comfortable - beds were great! We were able to sleep with the doors open to the sound of the wind and ocean - with no pesky bugs - but the air conditioning was available and worked very well for each of the bedrooms.

The property manager, Bruno, was great to deal with and he responded immediately to help sort out any issues. He very kindly set us up with groceries prior to our arrival - so very much appreciated after a long flight! Bruno also arranged a snorkelling excursion where we were able to be picked up directly from the beach in front (and for an excellent price too.)

Villa Encantamar is nicely appointed with everything you need to do your own cooking - every gadget imaginable and we managed to perfect our margareta recipe. We very much enjoyed our stay and would recommend this property for a family gathering or group of several couples. Although we felt that a car was really a necessity unless you don't plan to go anywhere - it's a fair distance into the town of Puerto Morelos and almost 30 minutes from the Cancun airport.

Thanks very much Robert and Leanne - we appreciated your thoughtfulness in arranging a local cook for us one night and also for the birthday cake upon arrival!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall it was good.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and Bruno was there when we arrived and came to the house twice more during the week. The pool was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steve for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay and accommodations!! The house fit our needs perfectly. We had three couples and each had our own private area with an amazing ocean view. We took full advantage of the pool when we were at the house. The house was stocked with beach and snorkel gear, extra fridge for all of our food and drink.

Bruno was very attentive and was willing to help us with whatever we asked for.

Miss the ocean breeze already and can't wait to visit again soon. The Fenster's

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tonia for the kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. And thanks again for the suggestions offered to improve the overall guest experience. We appreciate these as we want our guests to enjoy their experience.
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Great Location.....needs work...good air-conditioning

  • 2 of 5

We arrived to a very unkemp dirty home and pool. The living room furniture is stained and the dining table is an outdoor table with a plastic cloth thrown on it. Torn screens on doors leading to outside which was not conducive to leaving it open for the ocean breeze. The laundry room was full of damp towels and sheets, but there plenty of clean linens in the house to use. The kitchen had many ants and more than one rusted appliance. The flatware was rusty and in need of a good wash...should be replaced along with good cooking knives. Purified water was always available. The inside of the refrigerator and kitchen cabinets were filthy and both had dead bugs inside. The outside area surrounding the home had broken chairs tossed into a corner, cleaning rags, and empty paint cans.

We called the owner and he offered to send a cleaning woman, but we cleaned it ourselves. The pool was fixed and ready to go in about three days. Most of the other debris was removed.

The house could be a great family vacation home. but updating and repairs are badly needed....all of which should have been done before we arrived. A more invested caretaker, housekeeper, and owner could make all the difference for renters. Have never had an experience with VRBO like this before and we have rented all over the world for many years including Puerto Morelos.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel bad that this guest did not get the experience they were hoping for. Much like the restaurant and hotel industry, sometimes expectations are not met for whatever reason. We have been doing a lot of construction on the house and there was cleanup that needed to be done. Unfortunately, the renters did not want to work with our caretaker which made things more difficult for us to address. We do constantly repair screens and that would have been an easy fix for our caretaker to perform. Also, being ocean front takes its toll on fixtures and appliances. We do constantly update these items. We ask that potential renters look at the reviews of those who stayed previously for other opinions. We think you can see from past reviews that we are very responsive owners. Also, our caretaker has always received wonderful reviews from guests. We think it is unfair to say that a more invested caretaker and owner would be what the house needs to make it better. We enjoy this home with our family and friends and take pride in improving its character and ambiance.
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Cancun International Airport
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Puerto Morelos, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Middle 2018
18 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Holidays 2018
23 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2019
7 Jan 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2019
28 Apr 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Middle 2019
17 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Holidays 2019
22 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2020
5 Jan 2020 - 25 Apr 2020
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £190.67

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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