Casitas Kinsol Guest House - Room 7

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

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 7:
- The Skylight Room is the second floor above #6 and is hut style construction. It has a stucco roof fitted with 3 large skylights that bring a lot of light in the room and let you enjoy a view of the moon and the trees from your own bed. It has many open, screened windows allowing ample light and is well ventilated thanks to the position of the window across the room. It comes with a very large balcony so you can have a romantic dinner outside or just relaxing either in a hammock or chairs enjoying the gardens of the back lot and the fresh air. It offers a full-size (double) and a twin-size (single) bed so it will accommodate 3 persons ($12US per night for the third person) and a private bath with hot shower. This room offers a kitchenette, a fairly large fridge, a two-burner stove-top and dishes, utensils, pots and pans for basic cooking. No microwave or standard ovens, no dishwasher either.

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 $28.00 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 the 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
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $12 / night after 2 guests
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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  • Very nice people Christine and Alain loved their dogs.
    very clean facilities . they were very helpful anything you need to know they will do their best to help you . I like the room balcony hammock it was great.
    Muchas Gracias!

    February 2014
  • Casitas Kinsol, the place to be at the Riviera Maya! We were looking for a stay outside of the big and crowdy places like Cancun and Playa del Carmen and found this Guesthouse 25 min from Cancun Airport. We spend the four days there and enjoyed it a lot! The rooms and the whole Area is unique and incredible beautiful. While we were stepping in, we felt comfortable. So many little details that makes it from a good place to a wonderful place. Its clean and you feel like home. The talks and the recommandations from Christine and Alain were nice and helpful for planning our trip through de Yucatan. So thats why we are glad to coming back for two more nights, before we leave the yucatan. Thank You guys, it was awesome!

    February 2014
  • This guest house is in a real Mexican neighborhood quite far from the beach. It seemed a little off-putting at first but once you walk through the gate you are in a magical place. Everything has been built with so much love and creativity - wonderful tile work and landscaping. The room has an incredibly healing, nurturing feeling and all the little touches made the time spent there feel like a retreat. There are bikes available for an invigorating ride to the beach so I did not feel in any way isolated from the Puerto Morelos experience. Casitas Kinsol is very special place.

    February 2014
  • See last review, we stayed earlier that week.. Great place.

    November 2013
  • We had a wonderful time in Casitas Kinsol, Christine and alain were the perfect hosts and helped us with anything we needed. The dogs are lovely too especially "Taxi!" The room itself was very nice, we stayed in rm 7 with the lovely balcony and hammock. When the windows are open with the mosquito nets the breeze is nice coming through the room. The water in the shower was always very hot and didn{t run out. It is really easy to get to the beach from here and there are snorkelling tours and you can swim there. We saw a crocodile on the way to the beach which was nice! The area is very friendly and safe, I wqas travelling with my young daugher and was a little nervous but it is very family friendly and people inthe area are polite and helpful. I recommend the homemade ice lollies by the park in the next street they are excellent. There are also some nice resteraunts around for basic food and if you take a taxi for about 25 pesos to the beach there is a bigger choice. The best place is Cabenero. They do really good food at a cheap price. I would definately come again and would recommend this place as very good value for money and a good place to stay. I am glad we avoided Cancun as it is horrible, too busy and polluted. Puerto Moroles is away from the tourist zone but still very accessible. I recommend visiting Crococun zoo to meet the monkeys and hold a baby crocodile! We had such a great time. Thank you Christine and Alain you are very lovely people. Also the cleaner left the room so clean I wish he would come and live in my house!

    November 2013
    Christine
    Response from Christine:

    Please read Carbonero instead of Cabenero.

  • We loved our stay at Casita Kinsol!! The place is in a beautiful spot and it feels like you are in a jungle. Kinsol is close to everything you need and a cheap cab ride to the beach (we walked it a few times) the rooms have everything you need and is a great home base for exploring the coast. We highly recommend staying here and we will be back in December.

    October 2013
  • We had an amazing time at Casitas Kinsol, and wouldn't hesitate a second in writing them a review! It's hard to pinpoint exactly what made our vacation so perfect. It could have been that the Casitas are located in a town that is soooo charming and tranquil compared to the tourist traps at either end of the highway. The food was amazing, the people friendly and it's a very safe place for us female travellers and families. It could have been that our suite was equipped with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. We cooked at least one meal everyday, and the beds were super comfy and the fans made the room always the right temperature. Anything we requested was provided for us that wasn't already there including a beach cooler for us to keep our beers cold at the beautiful beach stretching along the entire coast of the town. No, I've got it, it has to be that we were lucky enough to have made friends with one of the most interesting and lovely couples we have ever met. I have done my share of travelling and know the real deal when I see it!!! Thank you Christine and Alain for sharing your vision with us, we love you and the Casitas and look forward to returning next year with our friends and family....maybe a wedding at the cenote....heehee...we miss you! Kaleah and Stacy

    March 2013
  • What can I even say about this place?

    First the context: this was a place some friends and I booked for a few extra days stay in Mexico after a work training/retreat.

    The decor was a welcome change from the polished and prim feel of the mega-chain, disney-like resorts in Cancun. I generally feel uncomfortable travelling somewhere exotic if it's only to end up in a chain hotel to be waited on hand and foot by the locals. I'd only read about the host's opinions on green-living and partaking in true local experiences after the fact, but the way the place was designed was a perfect reflection of that.

    Everything was handmade; I was terribly impressed at how well constructed things were, considering, and how clever the builders were in their reuse of materials. Any fans of green-living and eco-anything should definitely check this out as they will looove it. Windows were made with bottles in some cases, the water was warm and had decent pressure, and the doors actually locked...haha.

    There were bugs but - besides my friend whom the mosquitoes found delicious for some reason - neither myself nor my other friends had a problem since they seemed to be of the harmless variety. Each room had mosquito nets so sleeping was not a problem for this reason either.

    After much debating with some friends as to whether or not we should stay here - they looked at the (website hidden) street view of the block outside the Casita's gated house/village thing and freaked out. It's on the outskirts of town and is kind of run-down. Ultimately though, the worry was for nothing; As we sat on Casita's patio above the street, we generally saw couples walking w/ strollers and little children playing late into the night. Some of the waitstaff from the resort we'd just left actually lived in the town and said hello as well :)

    Unfortunately we only made our way to the town square/the beach on the last day - we'd been missing out. There was a restaurant with delicious food, a great band, and a professional salsa dancer. We met a lot of american ex-patriots along the beach who were making their way to a monthly beach party under the full moon :) It really was all very cinematic. Haha.

    There seemed to be some socializing in the common areas, but my friends and I were bouncing around so much during the day that we'd probably missed a good deal of it. The hosts, especially Christine, seemed like they'd have a lot of good stories, and despite seeing other guests very little they were quite friendly.

    March 2012
  • Christine and Alain were excellent hosts to my friend and I on our trip! We started and ended our week-long vacation to the Yucatan peninsula at Casitas Kinsol, which was the only place we booked ahead of time on the trip. Alain gave us advice on each town we visited in our rental car, where to stay, what not to miss, etc. The neighbors across the street had a wonderful cafe where we got our cafe con leche each morning and chatted with them, the plaza was bustling with life and delicious street food at night, and everyone was so fantastically friendly. Room 7 was perfectly large enough with a bed for each of us, kitchenette with a fridge and cooktop, and bathroom with a bathtub and shower. The palapa-style room stayed surprisingly breezy and cool during the day, and was a great place to plan our trip. I would recommend Casitas Kinsol to anyone looking for an out-of-the-ordinary, quiet, aesthetically beautiful, affordable, very clean, friendly, treat-you-like-family place that instantly feels like home. :) Puerto Morelos was a great place to be lazy on the beach and start/end our trip, as it is close to so much and easy to navigate. We had a wonderful time, and hope to return soon!

    May 2011
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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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