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Romantic Hideaway Cabañas on the Ocean, Near Tulum.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 316 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabanas in Paradise on a beautiful Caribbean beach.

Our private cabanas ( we have 2 available) are approximately 300 square feet each, and have great views of the ocean, two beds (queen and full), a private bathroom, mini-fridge, a dinning table, chairs, and a closet. We furnish purified drinking water and offer free WiFi. The cabanas are steps from the Caribbean Ocean (20 ft). They offer the perfect mix between the Robinson Crusoe adventure you want, and the comforts of home that you need. There is a shared outdoor kitchen with a stove top and a bbq grill you are welcome to use. There are 2 restaurants/watering holes on the bay, within walking distance, that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and a third that is open for breakfast only. There is a mini-super on the bay for essentials but Tulum, with full supermarkets is only 6 miles away.

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Our property is located in the cove of the Tankah Bay by the point. It is extremely tranquil and secluded, with wonderful ocean views. Imagine stepping out of your Cabaña onto a sandy beach and the beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea inviting you to step into her warm clear waters. In the evening enjoy the magical stillness on our moon lit cove and watch the stars come out to play. Nature welcomes you home to your 'Slice of Paradise'.

SECLUDED COVE

Keywords:

Caribbean Ocean

Riviera Maya

Tulum

Casita & Cabañas on the Beach.

Ocean Front

Swim, Snorkel, Stand Up Paddle

Outdoor Kitchenette

Secluded, Peaceful

More Details

Owner
Monika Rajala
Member since: 2003
Speaks: german, english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Monika Rajala

We are a retired couple from California that have been living the good life in Mexico for over 30 years. We would love to share our little 'Slice of Paradise' with you.

Monika Rajala purchased this cabin in 1987

Why Monika Rajala chose Quintana Roo

When we discovered Tankah Bay, we just fell in love with it. We have always joked that you can see 27 shades of turquoise when you look into the bay. We were drawn to the area because of its magical energy, and the sweetness of the Mayan people. The beauty , after 30 years never ceases to amaze us. It is truly a SLICE OF PARADISE.

What makes this cabin unique

Pristine beauty away from the hustle and bustle of the big resort areas. Slice of Paradise is located near the end of a road that gets VERY little traffic. The morning sun rises and evening sunsets are breathtaking. You wake up to the sounds of the ocean and the tropical birds signing. It does not get any better than here In Tankah Bay, near Tulum.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We love this place. We have come back now 3 times. We will be back many times more. It's quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. Joelle falls in love with the cats everytime. Thanks June for taking such good care of us this time. I think you're kind and gentle and wise.

love Joelle and Neal

Dallas Tx.
May 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Cancun, Mexico - 90 Minutes
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Tulum
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bahia Principe
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Tulum
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Carretera Federal - Highway 307
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Blue Sky, Casa Cenote, Tankah Inn
Nearest Beach
Oceanfront - Steps away from the Cabanas
Car: recommended

Tankah is a great area - it's off the beaten path but close to everything. The Cabana is on a gorgeous stretch of beach on the sparkling clear turquoise wates for the Caribbean. It is protected by a barrier reef. You can swim, snorkel or Stand Up Paddle (SUP) off of our beach. There are 3 restaurants in the area within walking distance. There is fresh water Cenote to swim in. There is a dive shop in walking distance where you can arrange trips to snorkel, dive or fish, rent snorkel gear and kayaks. There are miles of beach coastline to explore. Tulum, 6 miles south, is nearby and has 2 major grocery stores and plenty of shops and restaurants. There are several attractions and ruins nearby. Swim with sea Turtles (year round); Sea Turtle Nesting/Hatching (May to Sept); Swim with Dolphins: Experience Cirque du Soleil; Explore Mayan Ruins; Climb Pyramids at some of Mayan Ruins; Visit Cenotes and Explore Caves; Float down Underground Rivers; Zip Line over the Jungle and into Cenotes and Caves; Snorkel; Scuba Dive; Visit Sian Kaan' Biosphere Reserve; Swim with Whale Sharks (May to September) and see Manta Rays in the wild; (off of Cancun)

Amenities

Tulum Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 316 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , each unit has it's own bath and mini frig.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Detached Unit - 2 double , max occupancy 4-persons
  • 2-dbl.beds,private bath,mini frig and great views of the ocean from each Cabana.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The CABANAS have an out-door kitchenette & Utensils, Gas stove,Weber Gas Barbecue Grill,coolers,.Beach lounges,tables and chairs for outside dinning.& Relaxing on the beach under the many Coconut trees,and palapas. The Snorkeling is great right in front of the property. See many tropical fish and beautiful Coral.

Reviews

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Romantic Hideaway Cabañas on the Ocean, Near Tulum.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 17 reviews
5

Nothing short of perfection!!

  • 5 of 5

There aren't enough words to describe our feelings for this gem!! We spent 9 magnificent days in this SLICE OF PARADISE. We had an amazing time. We had the entire place to ourselves and we're under the watchful eye of of Gordo the cat. We made no plans at all when booking this trip as we are very spontaneous so this was perfect as our days were spent eating pan dulce left by Felicia on the beach and snorkeling then having lunch at a restiraubt down the street and then paddle boarding in the late afternoon. We loved getting to know Abraham who quickly made sure we were taken care. We fell in love with Tulum which was literally 10-15 minutes from Tankah Bay and normally we'd have dinner there. our Cabana was Cabana 1 which was nearest to the ocean and has no AC and I won't lie it was hot but it was ok bc when it got too hot we'd jump in the ocean. We are already making plans to come back to June and Arturo's place in March/April. it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picture Perfect!

  • 4 of 5

Slice of Paridise is very nice place! Arturo was very kind and helpful. It's a peaceful place that's quiet and clean. The only negative I have to say is the shower in cabana 1 lacks decent pressure. Their is an outdoor shower which works well though. The location was perfect for conveniently getting to all points of interests. Their are 3 restaurants within walking distance as well as a beautiful cenote. I look forward to returning one day.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: welcome back anytime, thanks
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5

An escape from the hustle and bustle of Tulum town but close enough to be in the party.

  • 5 of 5

A slice of paradise is quaint, quiet and truly a slice of paradise as the name says! Art and his wife June are kind aware and thoughtful hosts. Their property lacked nothing. Although the Cabanas were in close proximity to eachother we felt like we were on our own property. Tankha Bay is amazing for snorkeling for the whole family, completely enjoyable and empty has we saw only two other people in the water for the entire length of our 11-day trip. I would recommend, and will, this property to anyone and everyone! - Samm

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely spot. Just want we needed, hoped for, and expected.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you! House was great. Shared kitchen was key. We love this bay.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: They r welcomed back anytime
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picture postcard

  • 5 of 5

you really have to pinch yourself when you look out from your breakfast table over the coral shelf and the glistening waters. It really is paradise.

When we first arrived and looked at the view it took our breath away, the location for a relaxing break is perfect. Or if you want to explore a little there is plenty to do around Tulum or north up the 307. we swam with Turtles, in numerous cenotes, in lagoons and even did some zip lining in the jungle.

The cabana was perfectly comfortable and had everything we expected we had cabana 1 with the view right on to the beach :-). June and Art are there if you want them but not if you don't, they were very helpful for us Brits.

There are 3 restaurants 10 minutes away which are fine and there are some good places on the main Tulum strip although a taxi will cost about 200 Mx peso and unless you book you may need walk down to Pavo Real to get one, but that's only 20 minutes so really not a problem. although in the jungle we didn't suffer from bites at all we were careful with repellent and fly screens but don't think you'll be eaten alive.

our last breakfast on the beach was something we took our time over, we wanted to absorb as much as possible before we left paradise and went back to reality!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: lovely couple welcome back anytime.
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5

Perfect romantic, private, peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I stayed in the casita for 6 nights this July and were in heaven. The casita has amenities we were seeking that the cabanas did not offer, like a full kitchen and air conditioning. Though, after seeing the two separate cabanas I think we would have been perfectly happy in one of them as well.

First, we were greeted immediately by Art, the owner. He and his wife were both kind and available to ask questions of, but they were very respectful of our privacy and did not interfere at all with our quiet times. They reside on-site in a detached home near the casita.

We had daily maid service and she was amazing!! Considering the enormous amounts of sand we tracked in along with little bugs and who knows what else, we always returned to a clean and neat home.

It is hard to convey just how special this place is, but it was exactly what we wanted for the right price. I looked from Akumal down to Tulum, and had stayed in Soliman Bay twice before, but the prices were not within our range, and we only needed a bed, bath and kitchen, not an elaborate mansion or pool. This fit the bill. The bay just steps from your sliding glass door is calm and fun to snorkel in, and there are three decent restaurants just south walkable along the beach or road from the casita and cabanas.

I would hope anyone booking here understands that Tankah is nothing like Cancun...the restaurants close up at nine, and they are far from fancy. People come here for peace and to soak in the beauty of this area not for partying or late nights.

A car rental is probably necessary to 90% of visitors, and it was nice for us to have one since we bought groceries in Tulum (huge market[s] there) and went to a couple nearby areas for the day. Having the full kitchen in the casita was handy and we prepared almost all our meals in the casita since it is equipped with everything you need.

If you feel the need for a little pampering there is a big resort 5 minutes drive south called Dreams. We got the 1/2 day pass for $50 per person and got all you can eat and drink, from 12 to 6pm. They have a swim up bar, several restaurants, kayaks for borrowing, you name it. It was fun to have the little luxuries, but everywhere we went we just wanted to get back to this little Slice of Paradise in Tankah!

In closing, be prepared to fall in love here. With nature, with yourself or your partner all over again, and with just being still!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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