Casitas Kinsol Guesthouse in Puerto Morelos - Room #6 - on the first floor of a hut, with a double size bedCasitas Kinsol Guesthouse in Puerto Morelos - Room #6 - on the first floor of a hut, with a double size bed
Casitas Kinsol Guest House - Room 6
Hôte : Christine
Christine est l'hôte.
2 voyageurs
1 chambre
1 lit
1 salle de bain
2 voyageurs
1 chambre
1 lit
1 salle de bain
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Our cheapest room with a kitchenette, for those who prefer to cook their own meals. Rustic design in a hut-style building. Well ventilated as it has no glass windows: only windows screens all around. On the ground floor.

Le logement

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 part of the town where the locals live (in a Mexican low income neighborhood), called "La Colonia" of Puerto Morelos and it is only 3 miles to the beach: this is the perfect location for a full immersion in a Mexican local 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 decor designed by the owners. Most of the rooms come with WiFi. 3 dogs and a cat 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 6:
- The Cave Room is on the back lot and is ground floor facing a quiet garden area. It is situated below the room #7. It is small, accommodating 2 persons easily. It comes with a full-size (double) bed complete with mosquito net and has a private bathroom with hot shower. No windows; only mosquito screens on all the openings. 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 CONVENIENT LOCATION:
- You are downtown Puerto Morelos, the township (not the beach / port area), two blocks from the main square on the West side of Highway MX307; however you may wake up to the multiple songs of the birds and the roosters.
- Less than five minute drive to the beach (3 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.
- 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, 1 h 45 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 stores, bakeries, butchers, and also fruits and vegetables stands are nearby: get a quart of freshly squeezed juice for less than MX $20.00 Pesos -

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AFFORDABLE PRICES:
- Rates starting at $39.00 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).
- daily maid service in the room.
- 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 smart 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") and a cat: 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 74 countries:
Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Basque Country, Belgium, Brazil, Bosnia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, 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".

Accès des voyageurs

Common areas accessible to the guests:
- the yard / garden
- the relaxation area with hammocks.
- the sitting/dining areas: 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, the ingredients and the food in our fridge 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 our common kitchen area.

Échanges avec les voyageurs

When all the rooms are not rented, we love to stay overnight at the property. We spend endless hours on the property and we interact as much as we possibly can with all our guests.
When the opportunity arises, we love to go out 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. Any proposal to go out is always welcome.

Autres remarques

- We have pets on site: three dogs (a Chihuahua / mini Pinscher and two "malich") and a cat: they work hard as hosts and they love to be petted at any time of the day or the night. If you have allergies or if you cannot stand to have animals around you, please do not book a room with us.
- We are located in a typical Mexican neighborhood, not the most good-looking one: a typical low income Mexican area. Expect kids and dogs playing on the streets, Mexican music when celebrating events (birthday, baptism ceremonies, "quincenieras"), ... loud and noisy vehicles, ...
- We are NOT located on the beach side of the town: the touristy and sophisticated part of the town.


Équipements
Cuisine
Produits de base
Internet sans fil
Animaux acceptés

Couchages
Chambre 1
1 lit double

Règlement intérieur
Pas de fête ni de soirée
Ne convient pas aux enfants (0-12 ans)
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait entre 15:00 et 23:00
Départ avant 12:00

- Check out before 12:00 pm. Check in after 3:00 pm. Late check-out and early check-in can be accommodated; ask us for details.
- No curfew: if you come back late at night, please maintain a quiet atmosphere so that the other guests can have a restoring sleep. Some rooms have only mosquito screens (no window): please, keep the volume low and maintain a quiet atmosphere.
- Candles are provided as emergency lights when the electricity goes off. You may use them for romantic purposes, however, never leave a candle unattended.
- For the safety of all residents and guests, please register any overnight visit or guest that you may have.
- For the safety of our 4 legged guests and hosts, make sure that all gates are latched and locked at all times.
- The towels are not to be used as rugs or beach towels. Beach towels are not provided.
- Some rooms do not have windows - only mosquito screens -: please maintain a quiet atmosphere.
- Toilet bowls: Only human waste! Absolutely no toilet paper, hygienic towels, Q-tips, ... !!! The basket next to the toilet bowl is for these items.
- If you drove to Casitas Kinsol, make sure that your car is parked along the sidewalk in front of Casitas Kinsol. In Puerto Morelos, the property owners think that they own the sidewalk in front of their property; as a result any vehicle that is not theirs is not welcome!!!

THE KITCHEN IN THE COMMON AREA
It is for the only use of the owner. The kitchen in the common area is only to prepare coffees and teas. NO COOKING or MEAL PREPARATION is allowed.
However, you are welcome to use the sitting/dining areas if you ever order some food (pizzas, for example) from the surrounding restaurants. Most of the eateries and restaurants in the area will offer the food ‘to-go’/ ‘to-take’.

ROOMS WITH A KITCHENETTE:
- Please wash the kitchen utensils as soon as you used them; failure to do so, will attract all kind of bugs and vermin in the room.
- When you leave Casitas Kinsol, you are expected to leave the kitchenette and all the utensils washed and cleaned. Failure to do so, a cleaning fee will be charged.

ROOMS WITHOUT A KITCHENETTE:
- the kitchen in the common area is only to prepare coffees and teas. NO COOKING or MEAL PREPARATION is allowed.
- If you use the kitchen utensils, you wash them and store them back in their location.
- Wash the kitchen utensils as soon as you used them; failure to do so, will attract all kind of bugs and vermin.

FOOD IN THE ROOM:
Remember that Casitas Kinsol is located in a tropical area: leftovers of food will turn bad in few hours (the fruits ferments, the cookies lose their crunchy feel, the meats oxidize, …). Do not leave food in the room (even overnight) unless you want to have the visit of hungry friends (ants, cockroaches, flies, …). Use Ziploc bags and put everything in the fridge.

LAUNDRY SERVICE:
No laundry service is provided on site. However, there are many inexpensive laundries within walking distance of Casitas Kinsol (where you drop off your cloths and get them back, washed, dried and folded); you get back your cloth on the same day (if you drop it early morning) or the next day. The cost is between MXN 13.00 Pesos and MXN 15.00 Pesos per kilogram (around 2 pounds). Some laundries apply a minimum charge of 3 kilograms.

SMOKING:
- Absolutely no smoking in any rooms.
- Should you decide to smoke in the yard / garden: make sure that you do not "smoke" the guests or any room around you.

THE HAMMOCKS
If your room is not fitted with a hammock, you can always use one of the hammocks in the common areas, on the floor above the kitchen area or in the garden area. Be cautious when using the hammocks.

ENERGIES and RESOURCES:
- Help us keep our low rates: save water and electricity. Shut off fan and lights when you leave the room.
- Report any water leak (toilet flushing all day day long, ...).
Help us be environmentally responsible:
- by reducing the amount of detergent used: If you plan in re-using the towel, do not through it on the floor.
- by recycling and reusing organic materials in a compost process.
- by reducing our impact on the underground phreatic and aquifer waters: do not flush medications or any chemicals in the toilet bowl.

RECYCLING
Casitas Kinsol tries to limit our impact on the environment. Help us by reusing the plastic bottles of water: refill them with the purified 5 gallons water bottle available in the kitchen area. A cooperation of MXN 5.00 Pesos per liter or quart is greatly appreciated (please leave the money in the “green” box on the table by the water jar).
Organic waste goes to a compost system in the backyard of Casitas Kinsol; please drop the organic waste (no paper, no cardboard, no cigarette, no plastic, ...) in the appropriate bin (“green Organic”) in the kitchen of the common area.
Some of the bottle of beer are recycled: you get your deposit back when you bring the bottle back to the convenient store or to the grocery store: make sure that you go back to the same store and make sure that you bring the original receipt.
Put the aluminium cans on a side: the employees that collect the trash, are always happy to make some extra money by reselling the aluminium by the weight. One of our neighbors is an elder woman with limited income and she always look forward to collecting the aluminium cans that we have.

PETS:
- Pets' owners: pick up IMMEDIATELY after your pet. Make sure your pet does not jump on furniture and on guests' laps.
- Non pet owners: make sure that all gates are closed and locked at all times for the safety of our 4 legged guests.
- Casitas Kinsol’s dogs are NOT allowed OUT of the property without supervision or a leash: do not let the dogs out even if they beg you.

THE INTERNET
For those of you using free music or free video and movies downloads: you are most likely using a PPP (point-to-point protocol) applications where you allow this application to use the hard disk of your computer or of your electronic device for storage for other users. By allowing these applications, you surely get free music and movies, but you are also allowing the application to use the whole bandwidth of the internet connection, therefore leaving almost no internet connection for the other guests. Please disable (temporarily) these applications, while you are at Casitas Kinsol.

THE KEYS
Your room comes with two (or more) keys: one for the door of the room and one for the padlock on the main gate. We do not operate a front desk: please take the keys with you when you leave the room or the property.

INVITED GUESTS
For the safety of all residents and guests, please register any visitor or guest that you may have. Maintain the doors and the gates locked at all times. If your guests stay overnight, a third, a fourth or fifth occupant in the room will be charged $12.00 US Dollars per night (per person); make sure to notify us so that we can provide the extra persons with the towels and amenities needed.

SERVICE / TIP / GRATUITY:
- The gratuity, also called tip or "service" is NOT included.
- It is NOT mandatory, however, your maid will surely appreciate it (should he/she deserves it).
- It is left to your appreciation and it is completely discretionary.
- 10 to 15 % would be an excellent tip.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
If no one of the Casitas Kinsol’s staff is on the property, you can reach either Christine or Alain on their mobile phones. You can call them free of charge from the desk phone that is located in the common area, below the information panel. An information sheet is by the desk phone so that you can quickly dial the numbers. This phone is for emergency use ONLY. This phone is NOT to make or to receive any personal or business related phone calls. This phone is NOT to call any 800 numbers in the USA or Canada, or in any other country (it will route your call to an 800 number in Mexico, being therefore a different company that you would reach).

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Profil utilisateur de Sarah
février 2016
Highly recommended! We spent one night at Casitas Kinsol on our way south to Tulum and loved it. Christine and Alain were great hosts with tons of good information about the area and delicious restaurants in the neighborhood, we had one of the better meals of our trip at a small family run seafood spot down the street. The casita we stayed in was cozy, clean and well equipped (gas stove, fridge and coffee maker). Taxi and Nena (the dogs) kept an eye on everyone and were super friendly. The property is very cool and the common area is a great place to meet other guests and hang out. We didn't stay long, but truly enjoyed Casitas Kinsol!

Profil utilisateur de Aaron
janvier 2016
I only stayed here for one night, but Alain made me feel at home right away and gave me great suggestions for places to eat and getting around town and places to check out. The room was super comfortable and cozy and the garden was so beautiful and peaceful. The location is perfect if you don't mind being away from the beach. I appreciated that they had bikes to rent as it was a quick and pleasant ride to the beach and 'downtown' area. I would definitely stay here again the next time I'm in Puerto Morales.

Profil utilisateur de Allison
janvier 2015
HIGHLY recommended to all travellers! Christine and Alain (and their adorable dogs) were the perfect hosts - the went above and beyond for us at every step of our stay and are some of the most interesting people - we were very lucky to spend time with them during our visit. Casitas Kinsol is no less than stunning. The rooms are immaculately clean and decorated beautifully by Christine herself. We could not have asked for a better vacation and are grateful to have made some wonderful new friends. Thank you Christine and Alain, can't wait to see you next time! :) Allison & Emerson

Profil utilisateur de Allison
janvier 2015
HIGHLY recommended to all travellers! Christine and Alain (and their adorable dogs) were the perfect hosts - the went above and beyond for us at every step of our stay and are some of the most interesting people - we were very lucky to spend time with them during our visit. Casitas Kinsol is no less than stunning. The rooms are immaculately clean and decorated beautifully by Christine herself. We could not have asked for a better vacation and are grateful to have made some wonderful new friends. Thank you Christine and Alain, can't wait to see you next time! :) Allison & Emerson

Profil utilisateur de Beka
janvier 2015
They accommodated us with an early luggage drop off and the room was really cute. However, their customer service having to do with resolving problems is terrible. We came home at midnight ready to go to bed, only to find that the electricity was out. Kind of a big deal because there's no AC and without the fans it is HOT. We called and they came right over (great right? just wait) and started working on it. 1.5 hours later it was repaired and we went to bed. We were exhausted and had an early morning planned but, what are you going to do? They never apologized for the inconvenience but maybe they planned to the next day, right? WRONG! They next day they just acted like it never happen. Okkkkk. Still not a huge deal. We would just bring it up. We said hey, wanted to let you know that last night was really inconvenient and we're not totally happy with our stay. (This is where it started going down hill) The first words out of Christine's husbands mouth was "what do you want?" in a very rude manner. We said, what ever you think is fair (maybe an apology? Then it got bad) 45 min. later after being told MAYBE YOU SHOULD JUST LEAVE NOW, it wasn't a big deal, wasn't their fault, they don't see what the problem is, THEY ACCUSED US OF TRYING TO GET MONEY FROM THEM FOR NO GOOD REASON (multiple times), said we were making them uncomfortable, pressuring them, talked about the years of experience that they have dealing with customers, and how sometimes things just happen, then looped back to "Maybe you should just leave now" and went through the whole thing again. We started getting upset and said we'll resolve it through Air BNB and went to our room. In the end, they issued a credit for half day. That would have been really nice, if they just did that straight up. After all the drama, the insults, the rudeness - it doesn't mean much. They would have been better off if they had just said "hey, we're really sorry that happened." I think Christine might be OK but her husband is a jerk. It's really too bad because the place is cute. But if you have a problem, don't WASTE YOUR TIME BEING DEGRADED AND INSULTED. Go directly through Air BnB(URL HIDDEN)
Profil utilisateur de Christine
Réponse de Christine :
We are very sorry that you feel insulted, degraded, treated with rudeness, ... At no moment, this was our intention to make you feel that way. We did apologize to you that same night for the technical problem that we experienced. And we did everything in a timely manner to resolve the problem. We did ask you straight forward “what you want from us”: this was not in an attempt to be rude, but just to get the point. When you commented that “we're not happy with our stay”, we offered you a full refund and the option to leave whenever you wanted : this was in an attempt to let you know that you were not trapped in an accommodation that does not fulfill your expectations. We also asked you “How much do you value the inconvenience of last night”: to which you answered with a monetary value equal to the price of the night. And to be sincere, we also feel very much insulted when you wrote in a private message “Take a customer service class and make your husband stop being an insensitive unpleasant jerk.” We do believe that it is VITALLY important that you are proud of your comments and they are fair; the moment you are aware you exaggerated them, that you had unfair expectations or you were being dishonest, then your review has only one purpose: anger management! Many reviews say more about the people who write them, than the establishment; if you fall in this category, then it might be time to learn how to write objective reviews on an establishment and not an introspective review! Bad reviews can kill. A review is online to help other travelers make a smart decision about their next travel experience. A review should not be online to take someone down; a review is not a tool to manage your anger.
janvier 2015

Profil utilisateur de Jessica
décembre 2014
Christine and Alain were great. Both offered as much support in choosing our daily plans as we wanted, with lots of advice on the best spots. Alain helped us tremendously in figuring out how to transfer money to ourselves since we had run out of cash. We are already figuring out how to stay there in our next trip.

Profil utilisateur de Katie
février 2014
Just what we were looking for on our quick stopover in puerto morales. Relaxing garden setting, nicely decorated room with well thought out amenities. Beach is a short drive or inexpensive taxi ride away (around 2 miles or $3 usd each way by taxi) each room offers slightly different amenities, ours with a kitchenette, all unique and very charming

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Born in 1962 in Germany, my mom was from Colombia, 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 parent…
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