Casitas Kinsol Guest House - Room 8

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Avenida Zetina Gazca, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo 77580, Mexico

The room 8 is an authentic Mayan hut where Mayan people used to leave until the early 90's. It has been converted to a large room with an added private bathroom. The thatched roof was fitted with two opaque skylights.

The Space

Casitas Kinsol is a Guest House with 8 rustic rooms for rent in Puerto Morelos, on the Mayan Riviera, 25 minutes South of the airport international of Cancun, conveniently located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, and 4 blocks from the main bus stop in town. It resides in the heart of "La Colonia" (the part of the town where the locals live) of Puerto Morelos and only 2 miles to the beach: this is the perfect location for a full immersion in a Mexican neighborhood.
Surrounded by many eateries, grocery stands and stores, the guest house offers 8 romantic and rustic rooms and bungalows: 4 with kitchenettes and 4 without. All the rooms have basic amenities at low prices for double occupancy. The rooms come with private baths, hot showers, air fans and each with unique décor designed by the owners. Most of the rooms come with WiFi. 3 dogs are full-time hosts on the property.

- All our rooms are now listed on AirBnB so that you can choose the one that you really like. We may have some rooms available even when the AirBnB calendars show no availability - Please contact us to inquiry about availability -

THE ROOM 8:
- The Grand Room is (as well as the room 1) is an authentic rustic Mayan hut where Mayan people used to leave until the early 1990's. It has been converted to a large room with its private bathroom. The thatched roof was fitted with two opaque skylights. Four small windows were added to bring some more light to the room. It is a very large standalone, ground floor, hut style bungalow, accommodating up to 5 people (3rd, 4th and 5th persons are charged $12.00 US each per night). It offers a ground floor full-size (double) bed, a twin-size (single) bed to the side and a full-size (double) mattress on a loft above the ground floor full-size bed. It even has an inside hammock to siesta in. It has a private bathroom with no door (only a set of curtains), hot shower, hanging space for clothing and lots of room for you and your things. This room offers a kitchenette, a large fridge, a two-burner stove-top and dishes, utensils, pots and pans for basic cooking. No microwave or standard ovens, no dishwasher either. No WiFi reaches this room. It has a front door allowing you to exit onto a side street without having to go through the grounds but also a backdoor giving you access to the gardens and relaxation areas as well.

A DIFFERENT CONCEPT IN LODGING:
- No luxury. Rustic bungalows / huts (palapas) and rooms with a touch of sophistication that comes from the unique and personal decoration of each room. Only 8 cabins/palapas (bungalows) give a cozy ambiance and friendly atmosphere. Some rooms come a thatched roof - The breakfast is not provided -

A VERY CONVENIENT LOCATION:
- You are downtown Puerto Morelos, the town, two blocks from the main square on the West side of Highway MX307; however you will wake up to the multiple songs of the birds and the roosters.
- Less than five minute drive to the beach (2 miles). We rent bicycles (at extra cost) so that the beach appears even closer.
- Easy access to cheap public transportation (minibus or taxis). The first class long range bus stop (ADO) is 3 blocks away, within walking distance.
- Less than 8 minutes drive (5.5 miles) to the newly open convention center of CancunMesse.
- Half way between Cancun and Playa del Carmen; this is the perfect location to explore the Riviera Maya (25 minutes to the airport of Cancun, 35 minutes to Cancun, 30 minutes to Playa del Carmen, 1h45 minutes to Tulum, 4 hours to Chichen-itza).
- In the heart of the local population: this means that you can find plenty of affordable and tasty small restaurants and eateries within 2 or 3 blocks around the property. Convenient stores, mini-market stores, grocery store and also fruits and vegetables stands are nearby: get a quart of freshly squeezed juice for less than MX$15.00 Pesos -

- GPS coordinates:
- Latitude: 20°51'27.66"N
- Longitude: 86°53'58.38"W

AFFORDABLE PRICES:
- Rates starting at $29.00 US dollars per night for a couple ($12.00 US Dollars per extra person per night). This price includes:
- a clean bedroom with its private bath (with hot water in the shower).
- each room comes with one full size bed. Some rooms have also an extra individual bed.
- a fan in each room - No A/C: the natural breeze, the shade provided by the vegetation and the traditional materials used in the construction of the bungalows and the rooms help provide most of the rooms with a nearly constant temperature.
- WIFI wireless internet access reach all rooms (except the room 8): so, bring your own laptop or web enabled phone. -

PERSONALIZED SERVICES AND FRIENDLY ATTENTION:
- We (the owners) spend endless hours on the property and we love to do our best to make sure that your stay will meet all your expectations. We know most of the "out-of-the-beaten-paths" tours, excursions and hidden paradises of the area; feel free to ask for advises and recommendations -

PETS ARE WELCOME:
- We have pets on site: three dogs (a mini pinscher and two "malich"): they work hard as hosts and they love to be petted at any time of the day or the night. Your pets are welcome (at extra cost) if they are well behaved and friendly to other pets and humans. They are NOT allowed to jump on furniture, to be on the bed / to be in the bed -

VISITORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD:
At Casitas Kinsol, we have had visitors from 69 countries:
Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Basque Country, Belgium, Brazil, Bosnia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, England, Estonia, Euskadi, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, La Reunion, Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia, Monte Negro, Netherlands, New-Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scandinavia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tahiti, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, ... -

Feel free to look at our web site for more information and photos: you can find it by doing a search with the keyword "Casitas-Kinsol".

Guest Access

Common areas accessible to the guests:
- the yard / garden
- the relaxation area with hammocks.
- the sitting/dining area: if the guests order some food (pizzas, tacos, ... for example) from the surrounding restaurants, the guests are welcome to use the sitting/dining areas. Most of the eateries and restaurants in the neighborhood will have food ‘to-go’/ ‘to-take’.
- the hammocks in the yard.
- the sitting areas in the yard.

Off limits:
- the range, the utensils and the ingredients and food in the common kitchen area. The guests can use the range in the common area only to prepare coffees and teas. NO COOKING or MEAL PREPARATION is allowed in the common kitchen area.

Interaction with Guests

We interact as much as we possibly can with all our guests. When the opportunity arises, we love to go with our guests, on a tour to some local attraction, or, for a drink at a local neighborhood bar or even a snack at a local restaurant. All the proposals to go out are always welcome.

The Neighborhood

The town of Puerto Morelos is splitted in two parts: the beach area that is the touristic area and the township also known as "La Colonia". The swamp area is 2 miles wide and it divides the town between the port area (touristic area) and the township (the local area). Casitas Kinsol is located in the heart of the neighborhood called "La Colonia", 2 blocks from the main square / park of the township.

Casitas Kinsol is surrounded by many eateries, small restaurants, convenience stores, mini-markets, grocery stands and stores, bakeries, butcher, …, Casitas Kinsol is the perfect location for a full immersion in a Mexican neighborhood. Everything is at walking distance. The food is very inexpensive and very tasty (packed with local flavors). It is safe to walk at any time of the day or the night; and the locals are very friendly. The main park is family oriented: the Fridays and Saturdays nights see many kids and families enjoying a simple life (ice-creams, “churros”, creps, music, …)

Casitas Kinsol is located:
- 2 blocks from the main square / park where the nightlife on the weekends is intense and very local.
- 4 blocks from the long-range bus stop: these buses can either take you North, towards Cancun or South, towards Playa del Carmen, Tulum and the border with Belize. There are plenty of buses (first class buses from the ADO company) or small vans (called "colectivos"); they run from 5:00 am until midnight every day of the year.
- 2 blocks from the local urban buses pick-up.
- 1 block from the local urban buses drop-off.
- 25 minutes from the airport of Cancun.
- 35 minutes from Playa del Carmen and Cancun.
- 1h45 from Tulum.
- 4 hours from Chichen-Itza

GPS coordinates:
- Latitude: 20°51'27.66"N
- Longitude: 86°53'58.38"W

Getting around

- The beach area is at 2 miles.
- There are many taxis in town. We can call a taxi for you and it will be a the gate of Casitas Kinsol in less than 1 minute. The nearest taxi station is 4 blocks away and the taxis are available 24/7. A taxi to the beach is 25.00 Pesos (around $2.00 US Dollars) per ride.
- Local small buses loops between the beach area and the township until 8:00 pm. Almost every 10 to 15 minutes. 6.00 Pesos (around 50 cents of a Dollar) per person.
- We rent bicycles. 50.00 Pesos (around $4.00 US Dollars) per bicycle for 24 hours.
- We are at 4 blocks from the bus stop: the buses can either take you North towards Cancun or South towards Playa del Carmen and Tulum. There are plenty of buses (first class buses from the ADO company) or small vans (called "colectivos") that run from 5:00 am until midnight every day of the year. They cost less than $3.00 US Dollars per person (one way) to reach either Playa del Carmen or Cancun.
- The airport of Cancun is at 25 minutes (around $7.50 US Dollars per person). And Playa del Carmen and Cancun are at 35 minutes. You can reach Tulum in 1h45.

Other Things to Note

- We have pets on site: three dogs (a mini pinscher and two "malich"): they work hard as hosts and they love to be petted at any time of the day or the night.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $12 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • We enjoyed our stay at Casitas Kinsol, in Room 8. We kept quipping, "there's no place like hut" and "home sweet hut" while we were there. It is the cutest, coziest place. Beds were comfortable, the kitchenette was nice, though we only made coffee daily there and stored cold foods in the fridge. It was quiet and the hosts could not have been kinder nor more understanding about our dog, who is not the most social. They know dogs and were very, very kind with ours. My husband and I highly recommend Casitas Kinsol!

    April 2014
  • Casitas Kinsol was a great spot for us. We rented #8. With our 2.5yr old it was nice to be situated in the back of the property where she could play around. The house was great with everything we needed. Alan was helpful answering any questions or giving good advice if needed, easy going nice guy. We kind of liked being in the colonia part of town were we could find good cheap eats!

    March 2014
  • Awesome stay at Casitas Kinsol ! I loved the place. If you can get it I fully recommend staying in room 8. Christine and Alain were very hospitable and they did a great job in decorating and providing all the necessities of living. The Casitas is in a great part of town with a ton of character. If you need any recommendations on things to do, places to eat and restaurants to try ask Alain and he can help you out.

    I loved my stay at the Casitas Kinsol and so did my girlfriend Ellen. The neighborhood is vibrant with families, sports, shopping, delicious food and everyone is extremely friendly. Make sure to carry cash though, very few shops/restaurants accept cards.

    One thing to note: if you're tired from a long day of swimming/snorkeling and exploring and just want to relax at night and watch a movie on your laptop you won't get internet signal in room 8. However, there is a great DVD rental shop about two blocks West of Casitas Kinsol that's only 10 pesos/night.

    Also, there is a local yoga/dance studio about 1 block southwest by the Library and the roasted chicken a few doors down is incredible. The Mesquites Carnitas taco stand on the way into the neighborhood is something you need to check out.

    Thanks again for the awesome experience! So much fun! In case you couldn't tell we loved the place.

    February 2014
  • My place was very nice and the price was great. The hosts were kind and helpful and the place had a very pleasant vibe to it. The place was cleaned every day and that was always appreciated. I was very busy during my stay and only got to hang out over the weekends, but these were very nice weekends and the Casitas compound was peaceful and perfect for relaxation. The doggies were an added plus.
    The only complaints I have, and they are pretty important, is that 1) the bathroom did not have a door and 2) the wireless internet did not work in the room. The lack of bathroom door may work when sharing with a loved one, but I was sharing with a colleague and this was not ideal. Also, since I was working from early morning to night, it was a hassle for me to have to leave my room to go out and log on to the internet to catch up with email and talk to my husband. Doing so meant loading up on bug spray and having conversations that were not private.
    Other than these two details, the place was great and I would recommend it to anyone! If either of these issues I had are a problem for you too, just choose a different casita.

    February 2014
    Christine
    Response from Christine:

    Thank you so much Angela for your feedback.
    We surely will improve the description of our rooms and we will focus the description on the rusticity of our "authentic Mayan" huts. We will make sure that the description of this room specifies that the private bathroom comes only with a curtain, but without a door.
    As for the WiFi: the description already says that "the WiFi signal can be weak to nonexistent" in this specific room. Most of our guests have been able to catch the signal just outside of the room, at the table set outside for picnic or for reading. In most of the case, this setting has provided enough privacy for their conversations.
    If AirBnB allows us such function, we'll use capital font and the bold function to catch the attention of our readers on these specific points: lack of door on the bathroom and no WiFi signal in the room.
    Thank you again for helping us improve our listing with AirBnB.
    All modifications to the listing will be implemented in the coming week.

  • I had to cancel my trip, so i never got a chance to meet Christine. Otherwise, she was very helpful and responded very promptly when i had emailed her about details, etc. Seems like a great place to stay!

    November 2013
  • My boyfriend and I stayed in Room 8. We enjoyed it very much, this room is a little bit more private being at the back and has a small kitchen which we used every night, buying local produce from the fresh food market around the corner. Alain was very helpful and gave us alot of information about the town. My advice would be to research the town and make sure it is the kind of place you want to stay. It is very different from Cancun and Playa Del Carmen. Once you are in Casitas Kinsol you feel very relaxed and comfortable, so don't be put off by the neighbours as you arrive! The common areas are great and nicely decorated with a Mexican feel and fairy lights all around. We enjoyed our time here

    May 2013
  • We had a lovely stay at Casitas Kinsol, the place was nice and clean and had all we needed, except aircon. This is a rustic Mayan palapa so expect a more natural experience than aircon :)
    Christine and Alain were helpful with tips and arrangements.
    Comfortable beds and mosquito nets. Bring your earplugs though - with no windows and lots of animals living nearby, it's quite noisy around the place.

    January 2013
  • Excelente trato, con el plus invaluable de la calidez. A parte de procurarnos una muy agradable estadía, nos ayudaron mucho con tips, sugerencias e información sobre lugares, actividades, transporte, costos, etc. La casita es muy linda y está en excelentes condiciones, un lugar perfecto para descansar y relajarse. Recomiendo al 100% Casitas Kinsol y no dudaría en volverme a hospedar con ellos al visitar Puerto Morelos.

    December 2012
  • Casitas Kinsol is a great place to stay. It is located close to the bus stop and you can get to the beach cheaply and easily. The houses are spacious and relaxing. The hosts give great advice on food/activities/sights in the area and are friendly in general. I will look foward to visiting Casitas next time I stay in Puerto Morelos.

    August 2012
  • Beautiful room, excellent hosts, an amazing experience! :)

    March 2012
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Born in 1962 in Germany, my mom was from Columbia, my dad was from Germany. Since the age of 5, I moved from country to country and was exposed to many different cultures: Spain, Columbia, Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic, Belize, Guatemala, Switzerland, France, USA … My parents would never speak to my brother and myself in German, therefore, I never learnt German. My mom, Luz Acevedo was an artist who exposed her oil paintings in major permanent expositions such as “El Jardin del Arte” in Mexico City, and Tepozotlan (Mexico State). I studied to be a biochemist engineer and I discovered at a young age that I love paintings. I self taught myself different techniques such as oil color, water colors, acrylics and collage. My love for arts and my passion as a bio-engineer bring me to my current project: acrylic painting on natural leaves from plants found in the Yucatan peninsula (by Cancun on the Mexican Riviera) in Mexico. I have worked in the eco-archaeological park, Xcaret, as a project leader in 3 major departments: the botanical garden, the aquarium and the cultural events. I am an active member of an Aztec dancing group, the “Concheros”: these dancers aim at preserving the traditions of the natives and they strive in providing the coming generations with the values and philosophy of life of the native ethnic groups that show deep respect to the nature. My current project combines the essence of nature with the techniques of acrylic painting, depicting the expression of native cultures in their traditional costumes and attires. The main challenge of the project resides in the diversity of supports on which I paint. The uniqueness of each leave leads to an ad-equation of the painting technique and therefore each piece is unique cannot be reproduce. EXPOSITIONS - from (phone number hidden), “Galeria Azteca“, Costa Careyes Hotel in Jalisco, Mexico - from (phone number hidden), “Galeria del Sol” San Carlos , Guaymas in Sonora, Mexico - from (phone number hidden), “Xcaret” Museum of Cultures Eco-Archaeological park Mayan Riviera, Mexico - from (phone number hidden), “Quinto Sol” Fine Mexican Art, Cozumel, Mexico - from (phone number hidden), “Maroma” Hotel on the Mayan Riviera, Mexico - from 2000 to Today, “Casitas Kinsol”, Puerto Morelos on the Mayan Riviera, Mexico - from (phone number hidden), “Ceiba del Mar” Hotel & Spa Resort in Puerto Morelos, Mexico - from (phone number hidden), “Acorn Benevolent” gallery, Grand Avenue, Saint-Paul, MN
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