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Paradise in Sian Ka'an Reserve - Right on the Beach

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps up to 16)

Rancho Pedro Paila (Peter Pan Ranch) is located 90 miles south of Cancun, about 10 miles south of Tulum. It consists of one large house with 4 bedrooms and two small houses with two bedrooms each, situated right on the Caribbean Sea, nestled amongst palm trees and set upon dunes of whitest sand, and an incomparable beach. A caretaker’s home is located in the rear of the houses. There is a shallow and pristine coral reef that extends all along the coast, approximately 300 meters off shore. But there is more….

The area is unique because it is within the 'Sian Ka'an Reserve', a protected area of over one million acres, so there are very few neighbors. While the front doors open onto the beach and the sea, the back of the property abuts a large lagoon, Lake Boca Paila, which is a haven for a multitude of varieties of birds and fish, with mangrove channels extending for miles, Mayan ruins, and lush tropical flora and fauna.

This property is recommended for people who want to get away from it all, relax and enjoy a holiday on the beach. This simple property is located six miles down the dirt road from Tulum to Punta Allen within the Xian Ka'an nature reserve. This public road, maintained by the city of Tulum, can be in varying conditions based on the weather, so a four wheel drive car may be necessary during certain seasons. All properties within the reserve must generate their own power and provide their own water, so it is very important that our guests conserve these very important resources. Our power consists of solar, wind and a generator. All three forms of power are required when there are large groups on the property.

Due to the remote nature of the property, we do not recommend this property to guests who are looking for a place where you can walk to dinner, hit the bars and enjoy a lot of night life. Most of our guests spend all their time enjoying our beautiful beach and property.

Rancho Pedro Paila also is home to a full-time caretaker who maintains the property. The caretaker can provide additional services like breakfast and dinner for an additional fee.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Michael

This property is owned and operated by three partners who all live in the United States. We have always had on site caretakers who maintain the property in our absence.

Michael purchased this house in 1988

Why Michael chose Quintana Roo

We bought this property because we love the remoteness and the beauty of the location. Pure white sand and one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

What makes this house unique

This is where we go to get away from it all. You may be on the beach for multiple days and never see anyone. The property's location within the UNESCO bio-sphere of Sian Ka'an affords us the luxury of a remote location but still within a half hour to one hour drive of the city of Tulum.

Amenities

Tulum House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - casa blanca - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - casa blanca - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - casa blanca - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - casa blanca - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - casa rosa - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - casa azul - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • casa blanca 1 - 1 king
    casa rosa 1 - 1 queen
    casa rosa 2 - 1 queen
    casa azul 1 - 1 queen
    casa azul 2 - 1 queen
    casa blanca 2 - 2 queen
    casa blanca 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    casa blanca 4 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews
5

Sian Ka'an Reserve Adventure

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week in paradise at the Rancho Pedro Paila with a group of friends. We had the main house and one of the casitas as our lodging for our group. What luxury! The knowledgeable staff cooked delicious meals, pampered us, and helped us with great tips for adventures during our stay.

One of the most memorable activites they arranged for us was the Sian Ka'an Reserve Adventure boat tour. The half day tour was very diverse taking us to visit a manatee area, to Maya ruins on the water along with a Mayan trading post and finally a wonderful float down a natural lazy river the was built by the Mayans as a pathway to the ocean! An adventure not to be missed!!

The attentive staff makes you feel like you are staying in your own private resort! Truly a week in paradise at the Rancho Pedro Paila!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Memorable Gal Pal Get Away and Adventure

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful private "resort" find! Recently shared this special piece of paradise with a group of my gal pals. From sunrise at the beach, sunset from the high deck, or evening private beach party, you will not be disappointed! Our personable and helpful caretaker added a special touch to our experience. Breakfasts, dinners and snacks provided by the friendly staff were always timely and delicious! Don't forget the margaritas! If you are looking for an unusual and fun adventure, ask about the Mayan Channel Float and a boat excursion. Add all this to the beautiful accommodations and look forward to a relaxing escape!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bemus point, NY
5

Perfect Week in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

It doesn't get much better than this...a well maintained and beautifully appointed house, a clean and inviting beach and a welcoming staff that cooks, cleans, arranges adventures, makes marvelous Margarita's and does just about anything else you could ever desire! Our week was simply perfect, just the right amount of relaxing, walking on the beach, kayaking with the provided vessels, boating in the lake and oh yes enjoying the sunsets with cocktails on the roof top deck. We pulled ourselves away a couple of days to explore Tulum, the ruins in Coba and swim in a Cenote, but always we were longing to return "home" to Rancho Pedro Paila"! We enjoyed having wifi readily available, but truly this is a spot where you want to unplug and relax!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Sky, Montana
5

Tropical Escape with Excellent amenities and Fly Fishing

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent 5 days at the Rancho. We were greeted by the friendly staff and shown to our room with a great tour of the property. The caretaker speaks great English and very willing to help with anything you may need. The house has everything thing you need and the meals that are prepared by the caretakers are excellent. My main focus was fly fishing and I was set up with guide Chico who was very good at spotting the fishing and getting me on the big ones. There are big fish to be caught in the lagoon, and plenty of bonefish to keep an angler entertained for days. I was with my sister who enjoyed the house and walks on the beach. There are cozy spots to hang out in the hammock and read a book or on the beach to catch plenty of sun. You can walk for miles on the beach and feel like it is all your own. If you are planning a trip to this area it is the place to stay, a short distance to Tulum if you want all that. I will take Ranch Pedro Paila myself.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. I too am an avid fly fisherman and love fishing for bonefish, tarpon, permit and snook in the lagoon. Our caretaker can help you find an excellent guide. So glad you had a wonderful time!
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San Diego, CA
5

Rancho Pedro Paila, Your Own Private Resort

  • 5 of 5

Although I had heard of Rancho before, this was our first stay. We were lucky enough to get the whole place. That's the Main House and both Casitas. Perfect for the 12 of us with room to spare. It was absolutely just like our own private resort.

The description and pictures were close but in person was amazing. So many beautiful views. Sunrise from any of the three Palapas, any porch or the most amazing deck on the main house where the sunsets were just ablaze. Sunsets, where fresh Guacamole, Pico De Gallo & Chips were served by the Staff.

We opted for the meal package (dinners) and were never disappointed. 6 meals that were every bit as good as any restaurant. The caretakers were amazing and really treated us well. It was obvious how much they cared for the property. Plenty to do in the area like Fishing with Chico (one of the local fishing guides) or a trip into Tulum for a nice Cenote Snorkel (a must). We also spent a day shopping, eating and drinking in town, about 20 minutes away, near the local resorts. Too much fun. The ride back and forth can be a bit bumpy but they were fixing the road while we were there. Mike, the Property Manager was very informative about what to expect regarding everything from the road condition to travel time from Cancun etc... Listen to him and maybe go with a jeep. Much more fun than a car.

In a nutshell, Rancho Pedro Paila was about as good as it gets. Just make sure your ready to kick back and relax.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to know other people enjoy this property as much as we do. The property is a bit remote being in the Sian Kaan Biosphere south of Tulum. But getting away from it all is what it is all about.
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Great Accommodation in a Unique Setting

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Rancho Pedro Paila several times for the purpose of fly fishing in the lagoons. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable, the food outstanding and the caretakers and owners gracious and hospitable. Really a wonderful experience.

The fly fishing in this area is really unique. Catching a permit on a fly is a very rare occurrence. Fishing here, catching a permit on a fly is a real possibility. This past week my partner and I caught 8 permit and landed 6 including both of us achieving grand slams (catching permit, bonefish and tarpon) on the same day. It is remarkable to site the fish from the boat or on your feet and thrilling to be able to present a fly and have the fish eat it.

The Sian Ka'an Reserve is a special place. Seeing tropical birds such as parrots, orioles, herons, egrets, ospreys, and many more is an everyday occurrence. As you travel the lagoons seeing crocodiles, manatee and schools of different fish you realize how fortunate you are to be here.

The lodge owners can connect you with fishing guides or eco tours. For anyone who enjoys an experience that is both comfortable and wild I wholeheartedly endorse Rancho Pedro Paila.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Cancun Airport
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Bars along Tulum Beach Road
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Tulum
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Restaurants along Tulum Beach Road
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
In front of house
Car: recommended

The houses are located in the Sian Ka'an Unesco Biosphere. They are quite islolated and it is a 15 - 30 minute drive depending on the condition of the road to any restaurants or bars. Most of our guests prefer to spend most of their time at our property.

In the town of Tulum a 30-45 minute drive there are large grocery stores and most anything you would need for your stay.

The Mayan Archeological ruins of Tulum and Coba are interesting sites to visit for a day trip.

It is also fun to visit Hidden Worlds or Dos Ojos to dive or snorkel in a cenote (sink hole or underground cave)

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300

Instant Quote is based on renting all three properties. If you have a party smaller than 12 you can either rent the big house VRBO listing #1014487 which sleeps up to 8 people or add on one casita VRBO listings 1027781or 1027758. For special requests - contact the property manager. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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