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Stone Tree Tulum-Sleeps 2-14 People

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Last updated: 05/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Tulum house description

STONE TREE TULUM is the first Vacation Rental in Tulum and is located in the original Maya neighborhood. Be local or tourist as you like in this culturally rich and friendly place. The high stone walls surrounding the property create a very safe and private garden with a pool to return to after excursions. The pool has a fountain and built in seating. The location is central yet secluded. It is one block from where the jungle begins, separating the town from the beaches. If you rent a car, it is a five to seven minute drive to the Beaches and the Tulum Ruins. On street parking is close to the entrance door to the property. .. Bank ATM restaurants, bars, cultural center, town plaza and markets are a short walk from the house. It is three blocks from the main bus terminal, bike rentals and Taxi's. It is ten blocks to a lovely bike path leading to the beaches, a twenty minute bike ride.

STONE TREE has two houses, a MAIN HOUSE and a COTTAGE. Together they sleep 14 people. The houses are stone-built. The windows, doors and most furnishings are hand-crafted by local Maya craftsmen. All windows and doors on both houses are screened so mosquito nets are not needed. The thick stone walls, many large windows, and high ceilings with fans in every room provide excellent ventilation. All bedrooms and each cottage studios have air conditioning. It is rarely needed or used.

The MAIN HOUSE has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, a living/dining area, 2 large terraces on the second floor and a roof terrace. It will sleep 9 people.

The COTTAGE has 2 studio rooms, one on the first floor and one on the 2nd floor and it has a roof terrace above. Each of the Cottage studio units has a full service kitchen with stove and refrigerator, bathroom and walk-in closet. COTTAGE BAJA is the first floor unit. It has a Double and a Single Bed. and sleeps 3. COTTAGE ALTA is the second floor unit has a queen bed and sleeps 2.

The MAIN HOUSE is private from the Cottage and each studio private from the other. You can enjoy your privacy or mingle w/other guests as you wish. The pool and front patio area are shared with other guests along with an outdoor shower for de-sanding after beach excursions.

Taxes. Wifi, Cable TV, Cleaning after 3rd night, 5 Gal. Jug of purified water that can be refilled across the street in a small store that also sells beer, alcohol, chips and ice. All cotton sheets and towels, beach towels and umbrellas. The three kitchens have blenders, coffee makers, and are fully equipped with all that is necessary to prepare your own meals.
Tips: 10 pages of my tips based on 25 years in the area

Air Conditioning: $7.USD per A/C per Night. The Main House has A/C in each bedroom and each of the Cottage Studio Rooms has A/C. Pay Soco as you use it/them during your stay.
Catering: Meals prepared by Soco - Her 'mole' is to die for! Also highly recommend are her pre-hispanic vegeterian offerings. $5.-$6.USD per meal per person include tortillas,beans, rice and a fruit drink.
Shopping ahead for your arrival: $15.USD + cost of groceries.
Massage: $50.USD for one hour massage. We have an excellent Maya Massage person who will come to the house and give you a 1 Hr. Massage for $50.Usd.
Laundry: $5.USD per load
Additional House Cleaning
Babysitting: $7.USD per hour for 1-2 children

For smaller groups, The MAIN HOUSE and each COTTAGE Studio can be rented separately all year with the exception of 'Holiday Season' Dec 16-Jan 5.

MAIN HOUSE Rates for 6 people in USD: $200-250/night, $1200-1500/week depending on 'season-normal or high'.
COTTAGE Rates for 2 people in USD: $80-100/night, $500-$600/week

STONE TREE has been a site for weddings, family reunions, honeymoons and single travelers. It has always been a great pleasure of me when I am in Tulum to meet the guests. They come from all walks of life and ages and from all over the world; backpackers, doctors, farmers, filmmakers, divers, anthropologists, teachers, cooks. It has been a great pleasure for me when I am there to meet such interesting and wonderful folks.

I am prompt in answering emails and phone calls if guests have any particular questions before or during their stay. My Manager Soco will be there for you if and when you need her assistance.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


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

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Massage
      • Private Chef
      • Staff


      • Wheelchair Accessible
      • Pets Considered
      • Events Allowed

      Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

      • Other (See Description)


      • Bedroom 1: 1 double

        Downstairs bedroom-Main House...moreless

      • Bedroom 2: 1 king

        Master bedroom-Main House-2nd Floor...moreless

      • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

        Main House-2nd Floor...moreless

      • Living/Dining Spare bed: 1 double

        Main House, 1st Floor-Living/Dining 'Memory Foam' Bed...moreless

      • Main House 2nd floor

        Room between 2 Bdrms & Bath w/small frig...moreless

      • Bedroom 4: 1 double

        Cottage 'Baja', 1st Floor Unit...moreless

      • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

        Cottage 'Alta', 2nd Floor...moreless

      • Main House:Each upstairs bedroom has outside stairways leading to them. Bedroom #2 has a small balcony and also a large tiled Terraza. Bedroom #3 has a smaller Terraza. Mattresses are pillowtop/high quality. King beds are comprised of 2 singles. They can be separated depending on your group's needs for sleeping arrangements. We have a CRIB for guest use....moreless

      Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Kitchen:

        (3) All 3 kitchens (each Cottage Unit and Main House) have what you need to prepare meals. Coffee makers, grinder, blenders, cooking utensils etc. pots pans and dishes etc. Microwave, Purified Water cooler/heater in Main House. 5 gallon jugs of purified water provided in each house at check in and refills can be purchased at tienda across the street for about $2. Each. Ice chests/coolers provided....moreless

      • Catering Available:

        Soco, my Manager for 7 years is a chef. Prepared meals delivered as ordered. She charges $5.00 per person per meal. Here mole with 16 ingredients is to die for! ...moreless

      • Refrigerator:

        (3) Each Cottage Unit and Main House have full size refrigerators and upstairs Main House has a small refrigerator...moreless

      • Cooking Utensils:

        Blenders, Coffee Makers, Juicer, Coffee Grinders & Garlic Presses, Etc....moreless

      • Dishes & Utensils:

        Full service kitchens in Main House and each Cottage unit...moreless

      • Coffee Maker:

        3-each house has coffee maker & coffee grinder...moreless


      • Air Conditioning:

        Addn't Cost is $7./day per a/c. The Main House has A/C in each bedroom and each Cottage Unit has A/C. All rooms in both houses have ceiling fans....moreless

      • Clothes Dryer:

        The constant carribean breeze and clothes lines on the flat roofs is our clothes dryer..very quick dry and sweet smelling results! ...moreless

      • Linens Provided:

        Sheets and towels are all cotton with high thread count sheets. Beach towels are provided.. ...moreless

      • Washing Machine:

        In-house Laundry Service for additional charge....moreless

      • Parking:

        On street parking in front of property....moreless

      • Hair Dryer

      Other Amenities

          • BABY SITTING: Soco, my manager is a grandmother and children love her. Everybody loves her. Children will want you to leave! She charges $5.00 per hour for child care in-house or to accompany you on excursions. MASSAGE: Our maya massage man will give you a massage for one hour for $35.Usd. Guaranteed, you will be amazed. He has cured ailments of mine and other guests that Doctors had said required surgery. CHEF: $5.00 per meal per person delivered on order. Added charge if served and cleanup after. Mexican menu: meat fish or vegetarian. PRE-TRAVEL SHOPPING: We will shop for food and drink or have a prepared meal for your arrival for an added charge. ...moreless


          • Books:

            We have an assortment of books to choose from. Sit by the pool or swing in a hammock alongside it or on a terraza and read the book you never had time for at home!...moreless

          • Television:

            Main House has Cable TV Each Cottage unit has a Cable TV...moreless

          • Foosball


              • Wireless Internet:

                WIFI: Access to internet in both houses and garden and terrazas. ...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Float/Sit pool w/ built in seating, a cascading waterfall, maintaining a cool refreshing temperature all year. A perfect spot to dip into after excursions. Children will never want to leave it. ...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Main house has 2 terraces; One is 14x23' and other 20x11', Cottage Alta small balcony, flat roof decks on each house great for yoga or star gazing. Hammocks and Lounge chairs provided. ...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    The Upper Cottage 'Alta' has a small balcony overlooking pool & garden. 2nd floor Main House has small balcony and 2 large terraces. Flat roofs/both houses provide added deck space....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Well maintained tropical garden with many trees and birds. Our pet land turtle lives there and if you put a banana in her dish, she may come out of hiding....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Beach umbrellas and beach towels...moreless


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Village


                      • Churches
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Kayaking
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shelling
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Ruins
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 7 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      May 1 - Dec 15, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $89
                      • Taxes Included


                      RATES Based on OCCUPANCY 10 PERSONS-$20.USD for each extra person

                      No charge for Children Age 2 or Under.

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                      Last updated: 05/15/2014
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                      Car: Recommended

                      I highly recommend walking about town in the evenings. I love the neighborhood. Where else can you go where you might pad outside the gate and see an elephant and camel being led down the road announcing the circus has come to town? There are all sorts of street venders selling from their tri-cycles. You could never leave the neighborhood and have the freshest of vegies, fruits, honey, spices, etc...or walk a few blocks to the Cultural Center and find a world famous opera singer performing in the outdoor theatre at no charge. Or you want a beer, some ice, chips, walk across the street to the little in-house store to get them and head for the beach!


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1985

                      About the owner: In 1985, I discovered Tulum by accident. I allowed a friend to pressure me into going there and made my first non-work-related travel trip. HEL-LOW!!! question of myself many times. Let's just say I had fallen in love with the people and the place.

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                      Speaks: spanish, english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Main House Living Room

                        Main House Living Room

                      • Main House Kitchen-Dining Bar Pass through

                        Main House Kitchen-Dining Bar Pass through

                      • Main House Kitchen

                        Main House Kitchen

                      • Main House 1st Floor Bathroom

                        Main House 1st Floor Bathroom

                      • Main House 2nd Flr Terrace 14'x23'

                        Main House 2nd Flr Terrace 14'x23'

                      • Main House 2nd Floor Bedroom

                        Main House 2nd Floor Bedroom

                      • Main House Door to Roof Terrace

                        Main House Door to Roof Terrace

                      • Garden Path from Cottage to Main House

                        Garden Path from Cottage to Main House

                      • 1st Floor Cottage Studio

                        1st Floor Cottage Studio

                      • 2nd Floor Cottage Studio 'Alta'

                        2nd Floor Cottage Studio 'Alta'

                      • Pool Waterfall

                        Pool Waterfall

                      • Pool fun!

                        Pool fun!

                      • Garden


                      • Main House Living/Dining Room

                        Main House Living/Dining Room

                      • Main House-1st Floor-Bedroom

                        Main House-1st Floor-Bedroom

                      • Main House 2nd Floor Maser Bedroom

                        Main House 2nd Floor Maser Bedroom

                      • Main House 2nd Flr Terrace

                        Main House 2nd Flr Terrace

                      • Main House Stairway to Roof Terrace

                        Main House Stairway to Roof Terrace

                      • Main House Roof Terrace

                        Main House Roof Terrace

                      • 1st Floor Cottage Studio 'Baja'

                        1st Floor Cottage Studio 'Baja'

                      • 2nd Floor Cottage Studio Bathroom

                        2nd Floor Cottage Studio Bathroom

                      • Cottage Stairway down from Roof Terrace

                        Cottage Stairway down from Roof Terrace

                      • Float pool w/built in seating   Water remains cool all year.

                        Float pool w/built in seating Water remains cool all year.

                      • My favorite Tulum Beach

                        My favorite Tulum Beach

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                      This listing was first published here in 2003.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, May 15, 2014

                      $364 - $500 per night (USD)

                      5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 14

                      View calendar: Updated 05/15/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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