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Casa Tranquillo - a Caribbean Beach Retreat

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Last updated: 12/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tulum house description

Welcome to Casa Tranquillo. A beautiful beach house located on the pristine, white sandy beach near Tulum.

The house is situated at approximately the 6.7 kilometer point on the main beach road. This is the road that runs south along the beach to Punta Allen. The road was recently resurfaced with asphalt and is easy to drive. We are a relatively short 10 to 12 minute ride from Tulum and it is easy to find. Just look for the blue posts with round, red reflectors. Another reference is that we are just past the Arifices Resort and just before Ana y Jose’s Hotel and Restaurant. You will pass the Anna y Jose's Beach Club on the way to our house.

Casa Tranquillo is a spacious, 2000 square foot house that has 30 meters or about 100 feet of beautiful, white sand beach frontage, facing the majestic Caribbean Sea.

Casa Tranquillo has 3 spacious bedrooms, all with king-size beds. Each bedroom has easy access to one of the 2 restrooms, with one on each level. Both restrooms have showers. There is also an outdoor, cold water shower and foot wash for you to rinse off, after you have a swim in the rich, blue-green, Caribbean Sea or after a morning or evening stroll down the tranquil, white fine limestone sandy beaches. The third level roof, with easy access off the thatch covered balcony, offers great views of sunrises, sunsets or star lit skies.

I encourage you to rent a car to get around. Taxis run from $7 to $10 each way from town to the house. If you elect to not rent a car, you could consider renting bicycles in the nearby village of Punta Piedra.

Your private beach-front home is surrounded by tropical and beach plants, including palm trees with coconuts, beautiful white beach lilies and many other native trees and plants.

This area of the Caribbean Sea is the home to many types of sea life, but of interest to you are the sea turtles. The turtles return to the beach where they were born to lay their eggs in the mid to late summer. If you are fortunate to be here during that season, you will be able to see these majestic 300 plus pound giants exit the sea and dig their nest.

The downstairs of the house is designed to be an open and friendly living area. The kitchen service bar separates the kitchen from the dining or leisure space. You can sit on a bar stool and sip your morning coffee, talking with those preparing breakfast. The kitchen is well equipped with a variety of appliances, including a gas stove with an oven and a gas refrigerator with a freezer. We also have a selection of cooking utensils, pots and pans, plates, glasses, cups, a electric juicer, coffee maker, toaster, and a blender for mixing the margaritas in the evening. Service for six is provided. We will provide plenty of bottled drinking water during your stay. The European propane gas refrigerator is spacious enough to store your fresh meat and produce purchase in town. The freezer is large enough for ice trays and several quarts of your favorite Mexican Ice Cream.

As a house warming gifts, we will stock the refrigerator with a case of cold Mexican beer or pop for you upon arrival. We will also provide a bountiful fruit basket for your enjoyment.

If barbequing is your thing, we have a propane gas grill that can be rolled out the back door to grill hamburgers, hotdogs, steaks or fresh fish you purchase at the local fisherman’s market in town.

We have several nice hammocks and hammock chairs for you to hang inside or outside. Lounge around and read your favorite book you brought along, or pick one from our library, or use them to take a traditional Mexican Siesta or nap.

One of the owners will be in Tulum during your stay, to personally attend to you and your group, in the event you have any questions or encounter any unforeseen problems. To make your stay less stressful and make contact with us easy, we will loan you a Mexican prepaid cell phone with our numbers pre-programmed to make reaching out easier.

Since there is no electrical service along the beach road, electricity at Casa Tranquillo is provided by a bank of solar panels. The power is stored in a bank of batteries and then converted using an inverter, so the house has US Standard 120v power. We use eco-friendly low wattage bulbs and try to conserve as much as possible. Please help us conserve electricity at all times.

Casa Tranquillo is equipped with a satellite dish antenna and we have Shaw Satellite television out of Canada but it has the major US networks for your evening entertainment. If you bring DVDs, you can watch them on our DVD player.

To help you enjoy the beach, we have 4 beach chaise lounge chairs, 4 Adirondack chairs and three palyapas (one with swings), out in front of the house. Do not forget the hammocks too. We also have 2 sea kayaks and 5 boogie boards for you to use in the surf during your stay.

You can prepare your own meals in your own kitchen after shopping at the various open markets and shops in Playa del Carmen or Tulum.

We hope that this will help you plan and prepare for a great stay at our house. There is a Mexican saying 'Mi Casa Es Su Casa', which translates as 'My House Is Your House'. We truly want you and your group to enjoy your stay in your house.

Keywords: Beach House, Tulum Beach, Beachfront House,


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Children Welcome:

                Great house for families but house is not childproof....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                We have ashtrays and encourage you to set outside to smoke....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Mexican law does not permit pets to run free on the beach. Contact us to discuss your pet options in paradise....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                300 sq ft on upper level...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

                300 sq ft on upper level...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 king

                200 sq ft on lower level...moreless

              • Other (See Description)

                We can set up air beds for children on upper level...moreless

              • King size beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) We have a new crib and high chair for those with little ones., Air beds for children in parents bedrooms....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                This bathroom on upper level has 2 sinks...moreless

              • Bottled water is provide for medication and teeth brushing.

              Other Amenities

                  • Linens, Pillows and Blankets (yes, you may need a blanket in January) and we will supply both bath and beach towels for the registered guests. We do not offer daily maid service but will change out towels and linens mid stay. If you have an emergency just call and we will take care of you....moreless


                  • Books:

                    We have a library with assortment of Clive Cussler and other authors....moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    We have Shaw satellite system. It is a Canadian company but has all the US networks and lots of hockey....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Toys:

                    Beach toys for building sand castles or dragons....moreless

                  • VCR


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Beachfront:

                    You are on the water's edge with the most beautiful beach in all of Mexico. The sand is fine white beach sand that won't burn your feet....moreless

                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Dining table seats 6 Breakfast bar has 4 stools...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Bottled Water
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Bed sheets and pillow cases, bath and beach towels are provided for each registered guest....moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    A prepaid Mexican cell phone is provided to reach out to the owners if you need anything....moreless

                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking:

                    Off street parking behind house....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone:

                    We provide all guests a prepaid phone to facilitate calls to us for assistance....moreless

                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided:

                    We provide bath, beach, hand towels and wash cloths. We also have dish towels in kitchen....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    We NOW have WiFi at the house and there are numerous restaurants that will let you surf from your computer if you buy a drink or snack. Ask for details....moreless


                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Dishes and Glassware for 10 guests...moreless

                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen:

                    Bottled water provide for cooking...moreless

                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Propane Refrigerator with ice trays....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Propane gas stove with oven....moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Balcony:

                    Baclony runs entire length of house....moreless

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Bicycles:

                    Bicycles are available to rent at various shops along the beach and from stores in Tulum...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Patio runs full length of house. Roof top offers a great lounge area for cocktails at sunset....moreless

                  • Gazebo
                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    We have 2 available for your use....moreless

                  • Large Cooler
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Propane BBQ grill for preparing your fresh fish or other items....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Porch Furniture
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    We have boogie boards and life jackets available for our guests....moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 54 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Holiday Season
                      Dec 15 - Jan 13
                      7 night min stay

                      High Season
                      Jan 14 - Jun 30
                      5 night min stay
                      Low Season
                      Jul 1 - Oct 30
                      4 night min stay
                      High Season
                      Nov 1 - Dec 13
                      5 night min stay
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                      • Taxes Included


                      Our rates are inclusive of taxes!!!!!!! We offer discounts for last minute reservations to fill open blocks but we may require payment in cash in Mexico at check-in. If your stay is less than 30 days and we have openings on the schedule, ask for a discount. We also offer discounts for extended stays over 7 nights.

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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                      Last updated: 12/26/2014
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                      100 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Cancun International
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Ana y Jose Hotel
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Highway 307
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Ana y Jose Hotel

                      Car: Recommended

                      While visiting the Mayan Riviera and the Ancient Tulum Ruins and the village of Tulum you are our guest and we want you to enjoy your vacation! I recommend that you purchase one of the many tour guide books such as the Lonely Planet Guides to Mexico and preplanned some activities, If you are a AAA member, stop by your local AAA office and pick up the Mexico Guide for a listing of attractions in the area, There a number of great restaurants located within walking distance of your Beach Retreat, I cannot pass up the opportunity to plug my own place, There are also a number of enjoyable places in town such as Charlie's, La Nave (for good Italian pizza and pasta) or Don Cafeto's.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1998

                      About the owner: We built the house for our families to stay in when the visited and decided to remodel the house and make it available to other through VRBO. One owner lives in Tulum year round and the other lives in Colorado Springs, CO and visits frequently.

                      Why the Owner Chose Tulum:
                      The Beautiful Beach says it all.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The Tulum Beach is ranked as one of the top destination beachs in all of Mexico and the world. Just look at the pictures and read the client critiques and you will see what we mean.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Casa Tranquillo on Caribbean Sea

                        Casa Tranquillo on Caribbean Sea

                      • Downstairs Bedroom with Shells

                        Downstairs Bedroom with Shells

                      • Beach Activities for Fun

                        Beach Activities for Fun

                      • Great Beach for Children

                        Great Beach for Children

                      • Tourist Walking Along the Beach

                        Tourist Walking Along the Beach

                      • Father and son on the beach

                        Father and son on the beach

                      • Guests Watching Turtle Return to the Sea

                        Guests Watching Turtle Return to the Sea

                      • Mayan Ruins of Tulum

                        Mayan Ruins of Tulum

                      • Upstairs Bedroom with Calendars

                        Upstairs Bedroom with Calendars

                      • Upstairs Bedroom with Masks

                        Upstairs Bedroom with Masks

                      • Upstairs Balcony off two Bedrooms

                        Upstairs Balcony off two Bedrooms

                      • Sunrise Over Caribbean Sea from Casa Tranquillo

                        Sunrise Over Caribbean Sea from Casa Tranquillo

                      • Roof top Viewing Area

                        Roof top Viewing Area

                      • Dragon Sand Sculpture

                        Dragon Sand Sculpture

                      • Pristine White Sand Beaches

                        Pristine White Sand Beaches

                      • Newly Decorated Kitchen and Breakfast Bar

                        Newly Decorated Kitchen and Breakfast Bar

                      VRBO #101853

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Friday, December 26, 2014

                      $490 - $695 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

                      View calendar: Updated 12/26/14
                      Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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                      Member since: 2006
                      Speaks: english
                      • Response time: Within 12 hours
                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/26/2014
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