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Private Retreat Cabin & Garden in Tulum - 5 Min. from Beaches, Walk to Avenue

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Colorful cabin and front porch with eating area at Casa Pastel in Tulum town.

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Tulum cottage description

Casa Pastel is a world of color and and experience of a different way of living. Located in the town of Tulum on a real life residential street among Mayan and Mexican neighbors. The gorgeous Tulum beaches are just a 7 minute drive away, or 1/2 hour bike ride. Casa Pastel will have the real life sounds and sights of a town, not a contrived resort - so don't expect silence most of the time here! Tulum is a lively town! You must be okay with hearing dogs, birds, roosters, children, neighbors, street vendors, and music at various times. We have free WIFI and two bikes you can rent for $5 per day.

Newly added is a front screened in porch so you can relax in the garden with fresh breezes day or night.

Also, check out recent videos on youtube.com. Just search Casa Pastel, Tulum, MX.

Casa Pastel was built in 2002 by Stephanie Pappas, a yoga teacher, author, and massage therapist from NJ.

The bedroom is a cabin with thatched roof on a large 10m x 30m enclosed property all to your self. The colorfully tiled bathroom and kitchenette are placed separate from the bedroom in this garden compound design (like those found in Bali, Indonesia where the owner once lived).

Casa Pastel is punctuated by vibrantly tiled walls, floors, bathroom, and patio. The tropical garden was planted over the years by the owner and includes fully grown coconut, mango and palm trees.

The property was designed for those who prefer to be outdoors in the sun and gardens. The casa has an open air kitchenette, and pretty tiled patio table, and a covered front porch to eat and relax.

Tulum is characterized by its wealth of sunshine, crystal blue Caribbean waters, large white beaches, and balmy breezes. The colorful adobe & mosaic tile decor of Casa Pastel complement the local tropical flora and fauna.

Tulum has an abundant street and night life with cafes and live music filling the air.

Casa Pastel is for those who want to taste an experience of living in the town. A short 5 minute walk to the main avenue takes you to all the food and entertainment you could want. And only a ten minute drive to the ancient mayan ruins of Tulum, Xel-Ha, Muyil. And just a half hour drive to the tallest climbable ruins of Coba.

A local artist and flamenco dancer Manuel Cano will meet you and introduce you to the Casa.
Other local English speaking hosts can answer your questions and offer you massage therapy services at the house.

Keywords: cabana, cabin, palapa, casita, retreat house, bungalow, cottage

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Would prefer to rent to tourists over age 22....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility:

            There are no stairways on this property. There is one step up to bathroom and eating patio though....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Sorry there is an outdoor cat living on the property named Sylvester and I don't think he would appreciate other animals visiting!...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            smoking allowed outside in garden and outdoor areas...moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Shower only, no bath tub. Bathroom is set away from the cabin and so you must walk about 10 feet to this private bathroom....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Locking closet, 10m x 30m private enclosed property with tropical garden, tile patio table, open air kitchenette, screened in front porch , hot water, hammock. A friendly outdoor kitty to greet you named Sylvester....moreless

              Entertainment

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        You can dine outside at patio table for 4 or inside the cabin for 3 or inside the porch for 3. There is also a table and chairs in kitchenette area....moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      • Internet:

                        provided by Cablemas...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        lots of towels of varied sizes and sheets and pillow cases. All cotton sheets, no synthetic material....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        on the street in front of house....moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        lots of towels including 2 beach towels....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        INTERNET with wifi wireless secure...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        should be everything you need there to cook and clean....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        plenty of dishes, pots, pans, and utensils....moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Outdoor kitchenette with stove and sink. Refrig is inside cabin to protect from the elements....moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        Small hotel / dorm style refrigerator...moreless

                      Outside

                      • Bicycles:

                        For rent $5 per day with locks. Please lock bikes at all times....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        colorfully tiled covered patio table for eating in the garden. Covered patio area in front of casita as well. See photos....moreless

                      • Gazebo:

                        Kitchette is under palapa roof in the garden. See photos...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        full large tropical garden in front and back with mango, coconut and palm trees....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa
                       

                      Reviews

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                      from 16 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $119
                      $775 $2,500
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $119
                      $775 $2,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      With a home rental, cancellations result in great loss of revenue for the home owner as reservations are turned down. This is not a hotel where rooms can be filled last minute.

                      Refund policy: No refund given if cancellation happens within one week prior to arrival. 50% refund if cancellation happens 45 days prior. 75% refund if cancel 2 months prior to arrival. Full refund with 2 months notice.

                      50% deposit to hold the reservation and for long term rental of 3 weeks or more, balance is due in full one month prior to arrival. Short term rental balance is due 2 weeks before arrival. Payments by paypal.com are preferred. Checks by special arrangement.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 12/19/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2002

                      About the owner: The owner of Casa Pastel, Stephanie Pappas, is a published author of yoga books and a yoga teacher/trainer for 23 years. She lived at her place in Mexico for over 8 years in between teaching gigs in the USA. Her yoga books were written at the cabin! She was born in New York City in 1960 and grew up in central New Jersey. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, Douglass College. After graduating from college, she worked for 10 years as a trainer, technical writer, and technician in the telecommunications industry. Stephanie (a.k.a. Stefani) Ann Pappas has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation since 1992. She is the founder and director of the Devalila Yoga Teacher Training, a registered 200 hour level training with the Yoga Alliance. Stephanie has certified over 200 teachers in North America and holds teacher trainings once a year. Her yoga books 'Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting' was published in 2006 and 'Yoga at Your Wall' was published in 2009. All her books are available on the internet. She is also a massage therapist, interfaith minister, belly dance teacher, aspiring web designer and ESL teacher. Stephanie is available to lead workshops and trainings. She hopes you enjoy your stay in Tulum, and have an interesting experience living local with your Mayan and Mexican neighbors!

                      Why the Owner Chose Tulum:
                      Tulum is amazing. The beaches have an unprecedented beauty. It is great to eat outdoors in a tropical environment and on the beach. There are lots of local artists and musicians. Tulum has a funky-chic, yet mystical quality about it. Many comment on the intense spiritual energy coming from the nearby ruins, mayan influence, and underground waterways/caves.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Miles and miles of classic caribbean beaches that are largely empty, funky night life and eating outdoors, mystical experiences visiting the mayan ruins, cenotes, and underground caves. Again, this property is in the town of Tulum on a friendly street. You will experience local liiving, which means you will hear roosters crowing, vendors riding their bikes, and your neighbors playing music or singing now and then!


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, spanish

                      Links to more information:

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                      Photos

                      • Colorful cabin and front porch with eating area at Casa Pastel in Tulum town.

                        Colorful cabin and front porch with eating area at Casa Pastel in Tulum town.

                      • Casa Pastel Cabin entrance and front porch area in the morning sun.

                        Casa Pastel Cabin entrance and front porch area in the morning sun.

                      • Front gate street entrance and wall - the yellow wave!

                        Front gate street entrance and wall - the yellow wave!

                      • Outdoor kitchenette and tropical garden with palapa covered roof.

                        Outdoor kitchenette and tropical garden with palapa covered roof.

                      • bathroom colorfully tiled. Separate from the cabana.

                        bathroom colorfully tiled. Separate from the cabana.

                      • New front screened in porch with hammock. Front of house and Sylvester kitty.

                        New front screened in porch with hammock. Front of house and Sylvester kitty.

                      • Colorful tile patio table in back garden.

                        Colorful tile patio table in back garden.

                      • side of cabin and garden

                        side of cabin and garden

                      • inside view of front wall and entrance gate. Yellow wave wall!

                        inside view of front wall and entrance gate. Yellow wave wall!

                      • Front screened in porch May 2013

                        Front screened in porch May 2013

                      • 2014 owner Stephanie Pappas at back door of cabin freshly painted wave design.

                        2014 owner Stephanie Pappas at back door of cabin freshly painted wave design.

                      • back of property tile patio table and cabin

                        back of property tile patio table and cabin

                      • Inside the cabin with 1 double and 1 single bed with mosquito netting.

                        Inside the cabin with 1 double and 1 single bed with mosquito netting.

                      • back patio table and garden 2013.

                        back patio table and garden 2013.

                      • Cabin and back garden view from the open air kitchenette!

                        Cabin and back garden view from the open air kitchenette!

                      • front entrance, colorful tiles, buddha, and flowers.

                        front entrance, colorful tiles, buddha, and flowers.

                      • Colorfully tiled shower and bathroom sink - Mexican style.

                        Colorfully tiled shower and bathroom sink - Mexican style.

                      • Front inside of cabin with small refrig and locking closet.

                        Front inside of cabin with small refrig and locking closet.

                      • back patio and garden at night. Plenty of ambient lighting.

                        back patio and garden at night. Plenty of ambient lighting.

                      • very colorfully tiled back patio table with zacate grass umbrella

                        very colorfully tiled back patio table with zacate grass umbrella

                      • Front wall is shaped in a yellow wave design.

                        Front wall is shaped in a yellow wave design.

                      • Owner Stephanie Pappas & Junio. Property enclosed by stone walls with color tile

                        Owner Stephanie Pappas & Junio. Property enclosed by stone walls with color tile

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                      Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

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                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Speaks: english, spanish
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                      • Calendar last updated: 12/19/2014
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