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Casa Tranquillo - a Caribbean Beach Retreat

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Last updated: 04/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

FOR THE MONTHS OF MAY , JUNE , JULY,AUG AND SEPTEMBER, CONTACT ME FOR POSSIBLE LAST MINUTE DEALS TO FILL THE CALENDAR!!!! Welcome to Casa Tranquillo. A beautiful beach house located on the pristine, white sandy beach near Tulum.

The house is situated at approximately the 3.2 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 Aricifes Resort and just before La Luna and Ana y Jose’s Hotel and Restaurant. You will pass Maya Tulum, Amansala, los Aricifes before getting to us. We have a red private house sign on the two blue posts.

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. We have wifi in the house so you can send pictures to your friends back home and make them jealous.

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 ten 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

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 a hammock between a couple of coconut trees and chairs to lounge around on the second deck and more chairs on the top to enjoy your favorite beverage watching the sun come up or the moon and stairs. 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 6 beach chaise lounge chairs, 12 Adirondack chairs and three palyapas (one with swings), out in front of the house. Do not forget the hammock 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. Or we have a couple of companies that can cook all your meals and cater to your every wish. We have an arrangement where you can have a private chef come in and prepare all your meals for you. Let us know if this is an option and when you book with us we will have you get in contact with him.

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

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Great house for families but house is not childproof. The beach is 'kid friendly', no rip tides or currents to worry about. Only pure white sand. We have an assortment of kid's beach toys also. One of the palapas have three swinging chairs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We have ashtrays and encourage you to step outside to smoke. The upper roof deck is ideal for those who want to enjoy a cigarette and see the view....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Let us know what size and what kind. We can work around if your pet is well behaved....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Too tough to push a wheel chair on the sand. Sorry....moreless

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. If you want your own personal chef or concierge service we have folks who can take care of you and furnish all your meals for a true 'all inclusive' but with your private beach!!!!...moreless


  • Books:

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

  • DVD Player:

    yes, we have one....moreless

  • 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:

    We have a portable stereo system in the living area...moreless

  • Television:

    24 inch flat screen...moreless

  • Toys:

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

  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach:

    We have boogie boards, sea kayaks, and toys for the little ones to enjoy the white sand and build sand castles....moreless

  • Beach View:

    -We are an Eco friendly house. We use solar power, no electricity on the beach. You will have plenty of power 24/7. Our water for bathing comes from our well that is part of a cenote. ...moreless

  • 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, sit on a beach chair, watch the waves and the seagulls flying....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    If you are here from May to October, you have a good chance of seeing a mother sea turtle lay her eggs or the little ones hatch. Each year we have some 25 nests on our property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly 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:

    We have wifi that will allow you to surf the net, use your Netflix and Skype....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bed sheets and pillow cases, bath and beach towels are provided for each registered guest. We do a change of linens half way through the week....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living area with sofa couch, two chairs and an entertainment center with english speaking tv, vcr and cd player...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. Plenty of room for up to 4 cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    We have off street parking for up to 4 cars. We have a driveway lined with coconut trees up to the house and parking area....moreless

  • 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:

    Yes, we have one....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All the pots and pans you will need to cook any meal....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and Glassware for 10 guests...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Bottled water provide for cooking, drinking. Full kitchen with all you need to prepare a snack or a full gourmet meal....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Propane Refrigerator with ice trays....moreless

  • Stove:

    Large six burner gas stove with oven....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Yes, we have one....moreless


  • 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. Sun tanning or 'optional clothing' area....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    We have three palapas, one with 3 swings, for those who want to get out of the sun for a bit....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Nothing but white sand and coconut trees!!!!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

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

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Upstairs bedroom veranda has 6 lounge chairs to watch the water, read a book or take a siesta!!...moreless

  • 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 57 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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
Holiday Season
Dec 15 - Jan 13
7 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:

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Last updated: 04/30/2015
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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cancun International
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
La Estrella
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bahia Principe
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 307
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
La Luna

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 others through VRBO. Craig 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. Nothing but white sand and coconut trees. The beach is 'kid friendly'. No undertow, no currents, no rocks only the waves and the white sand. Boogie boarding with the waves, sea kayaks when the ocean is flat.

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, spanish

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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