Casa Perla Del Mar Winner Tulum's Top Vacation Rental 2011, 2012 and 2013

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Last updated: 11/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Casa Perla del Mar awarded Top Vacation Rental in Tulum again in 2013 ; making it three years in a row, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Designed by acclaimed architect Ismael Diaz, Casa Perla is a premiere Mediterranean-style villa along the Mayan Riviera. It is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or an unforgettable vacation with family and friends. This unique and spacious home is nestled between the blue Caribbean and the luscious Mayan jungle. To insure your total relaxation, our staff is available 6 days a week to clean and prepare dinner upon request. Cost of food is not included.

With meticulous attention to detail, Casa Perla reflects the rich color, texture and artistry of the Yucatan. It features unique hand stenciling throughout the home as is traditional in the beautiful haciendas of the region. All of the doors, cabinets and furniture are locally handmade with the finest craftsmanship.

Three of the 4 bedrooms have king-size beds and the 4th has 1 bunk bed - perfect for children. Each has a picture postcard view of the sea or jungle, top-of-the-line Sealy Pillow Top mattresses, custom handmade draperies with blackout lining, and air conditioning for a restful sleep on imported 600 thread-count sheets.

Every bedroom has a private bathroom with sinks and countertops cut from local stones and exquisite fossilized shells. Each is appointed with the highest quality 100% Turkish cotton towels.

Casa Perla boasts two well-appointed kitchens with gorgeous Mexican granite countertops. You will arrive to find each fully stocked including a coffee maker, blender and microwave. The downstairs kitchen is poolside so you are just steps away from an ice-cold Mexican beer or chips and freshly made guacamole.

Each of Casa Perla’s kitchens have a view of the jungle and the stunning Mayan sunset. It’s not unusual to see an amazing array of colorful birds. Our binoculars and books will help you to identify them though it will be easy to spot our gorgeous pink flamingos!

The upstairs dining room seats 8 comfortably and 6 can be seated downstairs.

Each of the two large family rooms features a 42” flat screen TV and opens to one of our four outdoor verandas.

In addition to our verandas, Casa Perla has a rooftop deck with stunning 360-degree views. Wake up early and listen to the waves crashing on the shore as you watch the sun rise over the Caribbean. In the daytime the verandas are a perfect place to appreciate the flora and fauna of the Mayan jungle. There are literally thousands of rainbow-colored flowers and birds. And to see the sun set over the ancient Mayan jungle is breathtaking.

Casa Perla is only 50 meters (165 feet) from the water’s edge. Guests enjoy great shelling along the secluded beach or spectacular snorkeling and scuba diving directly in front of the house. If you visit between mid-May and November you can experience one of nature’s most unforgettable sights – Loggerhead, Green and Hawksbill turtles come ashore to lay their eggs in May and the hatchlings dash for the sea in November.

If you don’t feel like visiting the beach, our dark-bottom pool is as refreshing as it is beautiful. Comfortable lounge chairs were custom-made to enjoy a great book or relax with a chilled margarita. A wall surrounding the perimeter of the house assures total privacy as you bathe in the sun or enjoy a poolside bbq fiesta. Don’t worry about packing beach towels or pool toys for the kids; Casa Perla has them for you.

Free WiFi is available throughout the house.


• Mayan Ruins of Tulum & Coba
• World famous bone & fly fishing
• Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
• Shelling
• Paddle Boarding
• Kayaking
• Windsurfing
• Boating
• Kayaking
• Spelunking
• Cenotes
• Wildlife Viewing
Turtles – 3 species lay their eggs directly in front of the house
• Dining
• Shopping

There is a fully refundable damage/reservation deposit of $300.This is required within 7 days of booking the reservation.It is not applied toward rent and will be fully refunded within 7 days of departure provided the provisions on the rental agreement are met.

Keywords: Mexican villa with ocean and jungle views,close to Tulum and Playa del Carmen,close to turtle nesting, close to beach, ideal for honeymoon.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome:

    Great spot for kids. They love the beach and surf is very gentle....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome, but have to be careful with the local dogs; they are protective of their properties....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • King size beds (3) The most comfortable king size mattresses are featured in three of the bedrooms. These are Sealy Restonic and they are truly exceptional., Double Beds (1) This is a gret bed in the kids room adjacent to the bunk beds.Very comfortable mattress and great for a teenager., Bunk Beds (2) Not typical bunk beds. They are not on top of each other, but rather apart, and also feature great mattresses....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The back of the house sits on the edge of the jungle with spectacular views of different kinds of flora and fauna. A bird's lover's paradise ! All furniture, doors and cabinets are handcrafted by local artisans. ...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Some CD's available to be played in one of the two DVD/CD palyers located in the living rooms....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) There are two 40" HD TV's , one in each living room and a third TV, a 32" HD in one of the master bedrooms....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some DVD's available to be played in one of the two TV's....moreless


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Great views from anywhere in the upstairs....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Great views from anywhere in the upstairs....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    House is located some 150 ft from the beach. Just a walk across a gravel road and you are there....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Air Conditioning:

    All four bedrooms have air conditioning plus drapes with blackout to keep the rooms cool and comfortable....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    We use a broadband router that can be connected to your laptop for easy connection. Signal is super strong and speeds are very manageable....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located in laundry room and operated exclusively by housekeeper...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All three king size beds feature 600 thread count cotton sheets....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Your car can be parked inside the gate for ease of access and additional security. Room for one car only....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Located in laundry room and operated exclusively by the housekeeper....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    In addition to our housekeeper, we utilize the services of an outside chef who, for a minimal cost, prepare delicious meals....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    We have cooking utensils in both kitchens and we feature just about any kind of utensil needed for cooking...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    (2) One upstairs, one downstairs, both fully equipped....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave oven in the upstairs kitchen only....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) Two identical refrigerators where you can store your drinks and groceries....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Best spot in the house. Great view of the Caribbean, sunrise, and just a wonderful place to relax....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Downstairs patio is a great spot to relax after a swim or just have a drink. Overlooks the pool....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Beautiful large pool to relax and dring some beer or margaritas....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Fall
Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2016
7 night min stay

Jan 5 - May 31, 2016
7 night min stay

Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
5 night min stay
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2016
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tip for housekeeper $150
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 11/02/2015
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cancun International
0.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Casa Cenote; Blue Sky
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ferry to Cozumel
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 307
0.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Casa Cenote; Blue Sky

Car: Recommended

A beautiful Cenote can be found 1 km from our house. A Cenote is an aquifer with crystal clear water and are uniquely found in this part of Mexico.

Casa Perla is located 50 meters from the water's edge and May through November, you can experience one of nature's miracles. Over 150 Leatherback turtles come to nest and hatch at the beach in front of our house. The Leatherback is an endangered species and these turtles have been nesting in this same spot for hundreds of years. You can check them out in some of our pictures or through a video on you tube :


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Tulum is a magical place and we had the chance to first experience it 20 plus years ago… remained in our heart and mind for another 13 years. When our son was born we would often take him to the very chilly beaches we have here in Northern California – one day my little frozen child looked at me and asked “mommy, do they have warm beaches?” A few months later we planned our trip back to Tulum and rented a house on Tankah Bay. We purchased the lot that week and began to build our slice of heaven, in October of 2009. The artistry and beauty of the great haciendas of Merida, and the Yucatan were our inspiration for Casa Perla del Mar. The inspiration for the name of our home however, is our dog Perla. We are of course, pet friendly! The Yucatan has something unique to fall in love with on every visit. Having been blessed with the opportunity to travel the world – Tulum remains at the top of the list.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

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  • Night View of Front of the House

    Night View of Front of the House

  • Upstairs bedroom facing ocean

    Upstairs bedroom facing ocean

  • Upstairs bedroom facing jungle

    Upstairs bedroom facing jungle

  • Downstairs living and dining rooms

    Downstairs living and dining rooms

  • Downstairs Patio by the Pool

    Downstairs Patio by the Pool

  • Upstairs kitchen

    Upstairs kitchen

  • One of the Upstairs Bathrooms

    One of the Upstairs Bathrooms

  • Beach in front of the house

    Beach in front of the house

  • Baby turtles heading to ocean

    Baby turtles heading to ocean

  • Back yard view from downstairs bedroom deck

    Back yard view from downstairs bedroom deck

  • Front View of the House

    Front View of the House

  • Upstairs living room

    Upstairs living room

  • Downstairs bedroom facing jungle

    Downstairs bedroom facing jungle

  • Kids bedroom

    Kids bedroom

  • Downstairs kitchen

    Downstairs kitchen

  • Pool view from upstairs veranda

    Pool view from upstairs veranda

  • Upstairs veranda looking into ocean

    Upstairs veranda looking into ocean

  • Baby turtles hatching in nest

    Baby turtles hatching in nest

  • Pergola with hammocks in the back yard

    Pergola with hammocks in the back yard

  • Pergola with hammocks

    Pergola with hammocks

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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