Casa Perla Del Mar Top Vacation Rental Winner 2011 & 2012
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Tulum house description
TripAdvisor awarded Casa Perla del Mar Top Vacation Rental in Tulum in both 2011 & 2012. 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
• Paddle Boarding
• Wildlife Viewing
Turtles – 3 species lay their eggs directly in front of the house
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.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- 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
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking Off Street:
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- Linens Provided:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Music Library:
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access:
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Fly Fishing
- Medical Services
- Freshwater Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Massage Therapist
- Eco Tourism
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Theme Parks
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
This is a spectacular home to rent. It really is as good or better than the photos. The old adage, “it looks too good to be true” just doesn’t fit here. We had three families and a total of ten people ranging in age from seven weeks to sixty years and there was plenty to see and do for all of us. The upstairs and downstairs kitchens, the four really large bedrooms (all air conditioned), the upper and lower balconies and even the rooftop offered us lots of places for great conversation or solitude if you wanted to nap or read. The place we spent the most time at was the pool; perfect size for floating, conversation and a nice shallow end for little ones. Italy, the housekeeper was a joy. Her meals were lovingly prepared and presented. She shopped for us and prepared everything from scratch. If you don't speak Spanish, bring a phrase book to help communicate with her and Elias the landscaper. If you go in late June/early July as we did, bring lots of sunscreen (pretty hot and humid) and mosquito repellent (lots of those little buggers and sand fleas as well). If you need to go to town or want to visit the nearby tourist attractions allow a little extra time to go slowly down the dirt road and jump on the highway. But with the ocean across the street, a cenote down the road, big sea turtles migrating in at night, the pool, Wi-Fi and cable television (maybe for the kids) wonderful food and refreshments, great beachcombing and walks nearby, you’ll find lots of excuses to just sit back and enjoy Casa Perla del Mar.
- Guest Denver Dave (Denver, Colorado)
- Date of stay 06/26/13
- Review Submitted 07/14/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+.
Our group of long-term friends had an wonderful stay at Casa Perla. We couldn't have asked for more amenities or comfort. Every last detail was considered from the intriguing art on the walls in the bedrooms down to the selection of beverage glasses in each of the two kitchens. We especially loved the tiling and stenciled walls everywhere, and the upstairs porch balcony overlooking the Caribbean sea. The pool offered refreshment during the heat of the day. The ability to prepare our own meals and have plenty of space to do so was an added benefit. We loved all the patios and lawn chairs to enjoy the natural surroundings. Italy, the housekeeper was very gracious and prepared breakfast for us on more than one occasion. Victor, the owner was extremely helpful and responsive to all our questions and inquiries. Although we didn't swim in the sea across the road, we ventured to the local casa cenote and the cenote at labnaha, which were both terrific and very different from one another. We also visited the beaches at zona hotelera a few times, which are gorgeous. I think we would all agree that we could easily have extended our stay and continued to enjoy Casa Perla's appeal. And indeed we hope to return one day so we can do so.
- Guest Trotamundo (Brooklyn, NY)
- Date of stay 03/31/13
- Review Submitted 05/24/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
The place is better in real life than what it looks like in pictures. We were 10 people staying there, and we still didn't need to use all the available space. We loved all the decoration details and a very custom feel of the place. We took advantage of the house-keeper's cooking on several occasions, and it was superb - highly recommend it! The views from nearly every window were splendid. The pool was very refreshing and clean (thanks to the grounds-keeper, who cleaned it every day. He even inflated all the pool toys for our kids on the first day - very thoughtful.) I pretty much agree with all previous comments about the house. :) Definitely, if we go back to Tulum, I'd stay at the same place again. General comments about the area: The nearby cenote is really beautiful. The beach, even though it's right across the street, isn't all that nice - very hard to walk on barefoot; we couldn't swim there either. Regardless, really nice beaches are a short drive away. The BlueSky pizza place (down the road) is super expensive for what it is, in my view. We went there on our first day and ended up paying over $90US for 2 pizzas (medium), 2 beers, 2 coctails, one side dish of potatoes and one appetizer (guac w/ chips).
- Guest CoffeeGirl (Portland, OR)
- Date of stay 05/02/13
- Review Submitted 05/19/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
We spent 5 nights here (3 couples) and the property is really beautiful. It is a bit of a ways down a rough road with many speed bumps but the location is good if want to see the area. You must have a car. The beds are super comfortable and the house is spotless. It is very well fitted out. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon and the housekeeper did not come in until Tuesday morning. It would have been nice to have her there first thing Monday morning to for the settling in part of it. When I emailed the owner he promptly responded. The beach is rough and not a nice beach, but the Tulum beaches are close and fabulous. There is a lovely Cenote nearby, and a good Pizza restaurant. We would definitely go back!
- Guest YukonGal (Yukon)
- Date of stay 04/07/13
- Review Submitted 04/16/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Verdaderamente una perla del mar
Verdaderamente una perla del mar
The pictures on VRBO and the website are right on - this house is spacious, well appointed, and beautiful. My wife and I and two other couples stayed at Casa Perla del Mar for one week January 26 - February 2, 2013; we wish we could have stayed much longer, and we would all go back. The setting, right across a quiet dirt road from the beach, with a pool and views of the ocean in the front yard, and expansive, undeveloped, open jungle stretching from the back yard, is amazing. With three king bed suites with private baths, it is perfect for multiple adult couples (also a "kids" room with two bunks and a queen bed). The views of the sea from the second floor outdoor porch, and the second floor back porch overlooking palm tress and jungle (with binoculars and a detailed book on birds of the Yucatan) are something we will not forget (and then there are the views from the rooftop deck, three stories up :-) lItaly and Elias, who take care of the house, are really nice and extremely conscientious and respectful of your privacy and space... many people have commented that you hardly know they're there, which is true when they're there; but after they leave you do really know they were there because the house is spotless and the pool area looks like you have just arrived again. Italy's cooking is awesome; our last night she made us a feast of molé, vegetables, tortillas, chips, salsa, guacamole, salad, margaritas, and flan - delicious, really, really delicious... Couldn't believe she pulled off molé for six vegetarians - the vegetables she chose were perfect for the molé. And if you want to get out for dinner but don't want to drive, Case Cenote bar and restaurant are walking distance down the road or beach, and have great margaritas and food with excellent service (Alberto is awesome). And then the cenote is right across the street, so there you are if you want to snorkel or dive the cenote. And you are just 10 minutes from the Tulum ruins and the main beach in Tulum, beautiful beyond belief. The house and the area present a great vacation value if you want a beach getaway. And Victor and Patricia, the owners of the house, are very professional, prompt, and easy to work with (Patricia gives great input on the area, things to do, restaurants, etc.). Excellent all around. (P.S. Please don't rent it... we want it all to ourselves :-)
- Guest S & S (Grand Rapids, MI)
- Date of stay 01/26/13
- Review Submitted 02/11/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing.
It was our family dream vacation! I met my parents, my children met their grandparents after 2 years, they flew-in from Europe. It was most precious time together and we felt like we are at home... Wonderful house, daily housekeeping, cooking service; beautiful arts, great location, minutes from groceries stores, from most beautiful white sand Tulum beaches, from diving, snorkling activities, from Tulum Maya ruines and etc....Highly recomend! Thank you the owner Victor for very helpful pre-travel information/package, Thank you housekeeper/cook Italy for great service! We still living in wonderful memories..... :)
- Guest e5tera (Orland Park, IL)
- Date of stay 01/05/13
- Review Submitted 01/15/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
We spent a wonderful week at Casa Perla del Mar with friends and family (5 adults and 2 children). The house is amazing in every way and is at a perfect location for sight seeing around Tulum area. After spending all day out, it was nice to come back to a spacious, comfortable, clean (thanks to Italy) house and refreshing pool. The beach view from upstairs and 360 degree view of both beach and jungle from roof top is fantastic. Star gazing from the roof top is a must. The house layout works well for a group, people were able to spread out and do various things (swimming, reading, napping, etc.) with plenty of personal space. The house is well-appointed, down to plush beach towels. This was a huge plus for me since they take up so much room in the luggage. We highly recommend this house, it really is a perfect vacation home!
- Guest kate p.
- Date of stay 09/08/12
- Review Submitted 09/19/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
family visit in Mexico
family visit in Mexico
Stayed at Casa Perla Del Mar for a week with my husband, son who lives in LA, daughter, her husband and their two young children who live in Guadalajara. We all met up at Casa Perla for a family vacation. Had a fabulous time! So much to see and do in this beautiful area. The house is in a nice quiet safe area away from the hustle and bustle of a very touristy Mexico. We enjoyed that very much. We would venture out in the morning and come back in the afternoon to spend the rest of the day playing in the pool with the kids and resting. The house itself is spacious, beautiful and very comfortable! We did see the giant turtles on the beach right in front of the house and helped launch a batch of newly hatched baby turtles! The guest book in the house had lots of wonderful and accurate suggestions for where to go and what to do. Would definitely recommend this place!
- Guest oma (Carmel California USA)
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 08/01/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Beautiful, comfortable place to land in Tulum
Beautiful, comfortable place to land in Tulum
We loved our stay - the house is great for hanging with a larger group - ample common spaces and also equally lovely bedrooms with a/c. Italy, the housekeeper, is as wonderful as the reviews predicted - she is invisible until the dishes need to be washed and suddenly. she appears! Elias the groundskeeper is equally nice and friendly. (FYI, neither speak English.) We thoroughly enjoyed Italy's cooking - better than going to a restaurant and she took our special dietary needs into consideration. The house was impeccably clean, the furnishings are absolutely lovely and the mattresses are the BEST. This is the first place we've ever stayed where the mattress was actually better than we have at home. The listing is quite accurate in its description. This is a great place to be if you want to do things in Tulum Pueblo, like shop, or go to the many water parks and cenotes in the area (e.g., Xel Ha or swimming with the dolphins) as it's close to the main road - also easy access to Playa DelCarmen about 45 min. morth. We stayed here for pre-wedding prep while we drove around to the florist, bakery, etc. and organized things - then moved to the beach proper (Boca Paila Road, about 10 km south) for the wedding, which is a world unto itself. We thoroughly enjoyed both locations. It's hand to have a car if you stay here - the Colectivos won't drive in but private cabs will. We loved the pool at the house and the beach is exactly across the street. We also liked the feeling of security of the guard station at the entrance to the road the house is on. We loved that there were beers and some supplies left behind by others before us (since you can't get any after 2 pm on Sunday. the day we arrived.) Blue Sky brick oven pizza is one minute down the dirt road if you need a snack and don't want to drive out to the store, which is about 20 min. away. Highly recommend the house, we really felt like it was our home while we were there. Thank you so much Victor!!
- Guest happymom (United States)
- Date of stay 06/17/12
- Review Submitted 06/27/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Magical Mexican Holiday
Magical Mexican Holiday
I had the pleasure of staying at this wonderful home. The attention to detail and artistry made the stay. The authenticity was remarkable. My friends and I wanted to escape and have a private secluded week at the beach. We felt free and easy and able to enjoy every room, every nook, every lounge chair. Our conversations and time were heightened. Watching the stars from the pool at night was my favorite. Although going to sleep in the finest of linens and ultimate plushness was hard to top as well. If you like the best snorkeling in the world... and a wonderful place to stay... book this home now.
- Guest waterlover (Sausalito, CA /USA)
- Date of stay 01/05/11
- Review Submitted 02/08/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Jan 6 - May 31, 2014 .. $3000/Week June 1 - August 31, 2014 ....$ 2700 / week September 1 - October 31, 2014 .. $2300/Week November 1 - December 13, 2013 ... $ 2800/Week December 14, 2013 - January 5, 2014 ..... $ 4750 / Week
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Tulum is a magical place and we had the chance to first experience it 20 plus years ago…...it 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.
- Primary: (415) 407-5746 (California, USA)
- Secondary: 415 453 6736
Night View of Front of the House
Upstairs bedroom facing ocean
Upstairs bedroom facing jungle
Downstairs living and dining rooms
Downstairs Patio by the Pool
One of the Upstairs Bathrooms
Front View of the House
Upstairs living room
Downstairs bedroom facing jungle
Pool view from upstairs veranda
Upstairs veranda looking into ocean
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