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

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

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Last updated: 03/24/2015

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 5 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

  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    In a residential family area with little shops, tacos stands, and fruit/veggie stands nearby. You can walk to main ave. Taxis stop on the corner. Bike ride to the beach in 20-30 minutes....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • 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

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
May 31 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$95
$625 $2,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$108
$698 $2,295
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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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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Location

80 Miles
Nearest Airport
cancun
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Tulum

Car: Recommended

Mayan ruins, cenotes - jungle fresh water swim holes, underground caves and cave diving, Sian Kaan reserve, reef diving

 

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:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

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

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

  • 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 of property: colorful tile patio table, cabin, and jungle garden.

    Back of property: colorful tile patio table, cabin, and jungle garden.

  • Front entrance and jungle garden.

    Front entrance and jungle garden.

  • Outdoor kitchenette and tropical garden with palapa covered roof.

    Outdoor kitchenette and tropical garden with palapa covered roof.

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

    front entrance, colorful tiles, buddha, and flowers.

  • back patio table and garden 2013.

    back patio table and garden 2013.

  • Colorful tile patio table in back garden.

    Colorful tile patio table in back garden.

  • very colorfully tiled back patio table with zacate grass umbrella

    very colorfully tiled back patio table with zacate grass umbrella

  • Screened in front porch with hammock and yoga mat!

    Screened in front porch with hammock and yoga mat!

  • Diego Kitty on back rainbow tiled patio

    Diego Kitty on back rainbow tiled patio

  • One of the amazing world famous Tulum beaches!

    One of the amazing world famous Tulum beaches!

  • Back of the private property and rainbow tile patio table

    Back of the private property and rainbow tile patio table

  • bathroom colorfully tiled. Separate from the cabana.

    bathroom colorfully tiled. Separate from the cabana.

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

    Front gate street entrance and wall - the yellow wave!

  • Colorful traditional cabin with porch at Casa Pastel in Tulum town

    Colorful traditional cabin with porch at Casa Pastel in Tulum town

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

    Cabin and back garden view from the open air kitchenette!

  • Front screened in porch May 2013

    Front screened in porch May 2013

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Inside cabin at night. Closet and beds.

    Inside cabin at night. Closet and beds.

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

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

  • Example of the Tulum beaches near restaurant of Maya Tulum.

    Example of the Tulum beaches near restaurant of Maya Tulum.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 03/24/2015
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