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2013 across jacuzzi to Casa 5, now that palms, almond & gardens all grown up!

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Last updated: 04/15/2016

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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Far from the maddening crowd, but close to everything: A cosy home, not condo or apartment, just S of the town, on a road of Boutique Hotels & private homes, is our enclave of just 6 houses, all with their own gardens & off-street secure parking, surrounding a large Lazy-L pool, with jacuzzi built -in. The 10m² 33 sq.ft. shared palapa is the ideal setting for outdoor eating, reading, chatting & games. The all concrete house boasts Mayan architectural touches, local hardwood furnishings, clean ceramic floors & deck, with bright airy windows and cathedral (3.8m) ceilings throughout. Full A/C & Pressure Water System. The kitchen blends technology & convenience - full sized fridge, gas stove, microwave, toaster, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, new cookware & service for 8. Dine at the table or breakfast bar. We have on-site Maint/Security 24/7, eager to make your stay perfect, or just open the gate. Safer than any beachfront house. More of a Home than a vacation condo development.


Enjoying the Rivera Maya & Yucatan: Working as a guide locally, I have in-depth knowledge of how to enjoy your time on the Yucatan Peninsula and other parts of Mexico. I have shared that knowledge in detailed guides, available to rental customer. I can personally help you tailor your trip to what you want to see from the touristy to real Mexican pueblos and food. I have camped and 5* Hotel-ed it.
I have escorted tour groups to:
Calakmul (tallest pyramid to climb), via Laguna Bacalar, Chetumal and the Duty Free Shopping Zone in Belize;
Ruta de Puuc and Routa de Conventos - from Merida to Carillo Puerto - the best Mayan and Colonial sites: Uxmal, Loltun Caves, Mayapan etc
Rio Lagartos via Ek Balam including cenotes to rappel into for lunch; flamingo & birding tour; Mayan Clay Bath; and lobster dinner in picturesque San Felipe.
Local cenotes, Ruins of Tulum, Coba & Chichen Itza, including Valladolid, hammocks (Yucatan Prison factory)
1 week+ treks to Palenque & Chiapas -San Cristobal, and more!

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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 83%
Calendar last updated: 04/15/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Size...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Single & Dbl Matress Avail...moreless

  • We have extra Single Bed and Double Bed Mattress plus 2 hammock hooks in the Master, 1 in the 2nd Bedroom, suitable to 'Mexican Bunk Bed' sleeping, or simply reading and relaxing. We can set up the house to suit your family/needs. All hotel quality bedding, variety of pillows from soft feather/down to synthetic and foam. Though rarely required, blankets are also available. Desks, 3 drawer chest of drawers, shelves, ample hanging space (& hangers) are present. A safe is anchored in the shelving area for guest use....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Make up mirror in Master...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    Beach Rince-off Shower...moreless

  • Ceramic Tiled enclosure makes for large clean shower area (instead of curtain or tub). Telephone shower on long hose. Pressure (40 psi) water system throughout, with ample hot water (instead of gravity-fed trickle that is normal in Mexico); Water softener and our own well and source of water (better than the town's system)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of books in each house and bedroom - borrow or swap books including Mexico travel guides, popular authors....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, backgammon, cribbage, and soon a domino game called Mexican Train...moreless

  • Music Library:

    An eclectic variety of music CD's available to browse and borrow from owner. Laptop stereo miniplug connection from guest's laptop provided to play your own music....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DishNet upon request including music stations. No Cable TV connection is available in this corner of paradise!...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Includes iPod/MP3 connection and PC video-in connection to play movies from laptop...moreless

  • Television:

    TV (37' Casa 6 & 20' Casa 5), Satellite, DVD player & stereo with iPod/MP3 connection and PC video-in connection to play movies....moreless

  • Toys:

    Variety of inflatable and foam beach toys and floaties to suit adults and children....moreless

  • Video Library:

    130+ movies, plus music CD's available to browse and borrow from owner, including many popular kid's and animated features....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Nude Beach
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Tulúm boasts one of 10 best beaches in N Am. The Carib. waterfront is all public but the best 2.5 km is betw. the ruins & a rocky shore at Mezzanine hotel. South lies 22km into Sian Ka'an Biosphere....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Tulúm Village is 2km from the beach rd & its hotels. Electricity utility has been disconnected from all beach biz since '01, ensuring that only boutique hotels exist there (solar, wind & generators)....moreless

  • River:

    Thanks to raised Carib plate we have no surface rivers - they are all 5 -15M underground - from cenote cenote & out to blue holes: filled with stalagtites/mites & other formations not to be missed!...moreless

  • Town:

    Great choice in grocery, food, banks & souv. shopping. Superstore, Chedaraui is E of main lights on road to beach. Bodega Aurerra (Walmart) - 300M West of San Francisco Store. Scotiabank, HSBC, ATMs...moreless

  • Village:

    Casas Biojote are quietly South of the commercial, bar and concert venues of Tulúm. Great restaurants stretch along the highway to within 100M of our road. Town is easy walk or bike ride from us....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Paragliding
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    High chair should be booked in advance 3 Breakfast bar stools and 1.2M circular dining table with 4--6 chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Industrial roof-top unit (very quiet in doors) linked to 20 ton minisplit for living area, and 2 x 12 T minisplits in each bedroom. Window and Ceiling fans also provided for good ventilation....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Frigidaire Gas Dryer plus drying lines (& lots of clothes pegs) in laundry room and behind each house....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Yoga/Exercise Mats, Exercise Ball, Bicycles available....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    not really needed, but available on the Carrier mini-splits in each room...moreless

  • Internet:

    Basic wifi internet is provided and shared, but separate internet is available upon request....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds double sheeted on laundered mattress cover protecting the best mattresses we could buy.. Variety of synthetic and feather pillow styles available to suit your needs. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Airy almost 4M Cathedral Ceiling, 10 ft Patio Door. Complete with TV, Satellite, DVD player & stereo with iPod/MP3 connection and PC video-in connection to play movies....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Secure off-street parking, within the gates of the property - one spot for each house: - no need to empty all the beach gear each evening! The on-site gardener can open & close the gate for you!...moreless

  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Each guest gets 2 large beach towels (for beach and pool), plus bath towel, wash cloth, hand towels (kitchen & bathrooms), and lots of bath mats....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    12KG Fridgidaire unit. Washing liquid provided for at least 3 loads...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    ideal for email and web browsing. Limited for downloads and streaming....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Filters provided. Often ground coffee from previous tenants left to get started. Coffee Grinder available from owner....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Stainless Steel pots and TFal non-Stick Fry pans. All with glass lids. Collander, salad spinner, pressure cooker and electric juicer available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully catered for 8 or more in plates, bowls etc. Corel set plus plastic glasses and bowls for use on deck and around pool. Juicer, Blender, Toaster Oven provided. Plastic containers for leftovers....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Above the fridge with own door. Ice trays & storage (Ice-maker disabled as it is too slow and ice cubes too small)...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with modern Stainless Steel pots and TFal Fry pans, Condiments, olive & veg oil, salt, peppermill, foil & plastic wrap. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Including grill below. Needs lit each use. As it is so hot here, we use oven for pot storage....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Condiments, olive & veg oil, salt, peppermill, foil & plastic wrap are used and replaced by each renter. Soya Sauce, Hot Sauce and mayonaise (if new) are also left between renters....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    15+ CU Ft - N American Sized Fridge/Freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    5 Burner Gas Stove with Glass Lid for extra counter space....moreless

  • Toaster:

    And a Toaster Oven to save lighting the big gas oven for snacks....moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Available at a nominal charge (1/2 the cost of agencies in town). Child's seat available. 7 bikes in total including kid's size. All with Quick-Adjust seat height, rear carriers and gears...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Shady Deck on front of each house, plus steps away from large shady palapa with tables for eating out, games. Hammocks for reading, relaxing, chatting or watching kids in the pool....moreless

  • Golf:

    Several Golf courses available 20-30 min N of Tulum. An in-town course is planned but not yet developed...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Inflatable boat available upon request to use as a snorkel platform for exploring the reef off Tulum's public beach....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    9M² (40x40 ft) thatched Palapa with two tables and seating areas just off the pool deck for shady reading, outdoor dining or hanging out in a hammock or hammock chair....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Private gardens between and behind each detached house. Complete with drying lines for out door fresh laundry...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large charcoal grill and smoker....moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available on request: masks snorkels and fins. Boogie board, beach umbrella, assorted balls....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Large Lazy-L sports pool depth, with full stair entry. Jacuzzi with air and jets set into elbow of 'L'...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Jacuzzi with air and jets set into elbow of 'L' shaped pool. Not a HotTub, but dark tiles make it often warmer than pool....moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
Jun 25 - Sep 15
4 night min stay
$115
$665
Peak: Christmas & New Year's
Dec 16 - Jan 7, 2017
6 night min stay
$140
$950

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Jan 8 - Apr 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$125
$850 $2,550
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$95
$650 $1,650
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 16%

Notes:

We have a very well equipped, beautifully maintained property with a live-in maintenance/gate man and secure off-street parking. These are not normally available for holiday rentals in Tulum and never for a small enclave of only 6 houses. You get to enjoy a quiet under used pool and gardens at a fair price, so feel free to ask about special rates, but know that it is too nice to "give it away".

Flexible to suit your needs and travel Plans:

25% - 50% upon Booking by PayPal or Cheque (N Am) or e-transfer (debit card)

Balance 30-60 days in advance for High Season and Peak Season or by prior arrangement, upon arrival/check-in.

US$, Cdn$, Euro, Pounds Sterling are all accepted.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cancun International
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Many to choose from in Tulum Pueblo
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cozumel
23 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Bahia Principe Golf Resort & Spa
300 Metres
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 307 Cancun Chetumal
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Many to choose from in Tulum Pueblo
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Tulum Public Beaches and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Resv

Car: Recommended

The house is located at the South end of the town, but the address does not appear properly on Google Map on the property listing. You can simply key-in Map Coord:20.204323, -87.474337 with Google Earth, and zoom in and see us on the Satellite Photo view: 300 M south of the divided boulevard or main street of Tulum town; then 300 M to the East.

It is an easy walk to the restaurants, internet cafe, bus station and tourist shops in the town. The three main grocery supermarkets (Chedaraui, San Francisco de Assis y Bodega Auerra (small stores owned by Walmart)) are near the main stoplights corner, but the small version of San Francisco store, is near us - just 600 M walk on the way into town. Personally, I walk or bike virtually all my trips and the beach. But with family and a cooler fulll of refreshments, I take the car to Playa Maya or Mezzanaine free parking.

Other Activities: Cenote Cave Diving, Snorkeling and Exploring, Cycling on the flat! One of world's best Kite-Boarding beaches.

Golf: There are signature golf course from near the Cancun airport -Faldo course all the way south, past Maya Coba PGA stop each February to 18km from Tulum - the Trent Jones course at the Gran Bahia Principe. Local property owners get special local booking rates - which can be arranged through Alan, your host.

I have 1 set of clubs available for rental to interested guests.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Born in N Ireland, raised in Canada, travelled in 45 countries and worked in 12 different countries, Alan brings a worldly view to his rental and tour business in Tulúm.

Why the Owner Chose Tulum, Q.R., Mexico:
We looked at places 1 hour or so from airports in Cuba, Dominican Republic and both Puerto Vallarta and Acapulo in Mexico before selecting Tulúm as our holiday home site. The town is 10 years behind Playa Del Carmen and still has the charm of a real Mexican village with the added benefit of one of the 10 best Beaches in N America. We have great shopping and services, are closer to Chichen Itza and other great natural attractions than the big destinations here, but without the throngs of tourists, giant hotels, exclusive shops & casinos that destroy other versions of paradise for us.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Houses built to Florida Cat5 Hurricane Standards. Water Softening and Pressure Water System on site -sounds minor but if you have had to run around the shower to get wet in 2nd and 3rd world countries, this is very nice. We have tried to balance Western conveniences in an eco-sensitive jungle & beach environment.


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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 83%
Calendar last updated: 04/15/2016

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Photos

  • 2013 across jacuzzi to Casa 5, now that palms, almond & gardens all grown up!

    2013 across jacuzzi to Casa 5, now that palms, almond & gardens all grown up!

  • View from Casa 6 Across Pool to Neighbours. Path on Left Past Palapa to Parking

    View from Casa 6 Across Pool to Neighbours. Path on Left Past Palapa to Parking

  • Living Room Casa Biojote - all locally-made jungle hardwood furnishings (Tzalam)

    Living Room Casa Biojote - all locally-made jungle hardwood furnishings (Tzalam)

  • Dining Area & Archway to Master Suite on right, 2nd Bathroom & Bedroom 2 on L

    Dining Area & Archway to Master Suite on right, 2nd Bathroom & Bedroom 2 on L

  • 2nd Bedroom & 'MexBunkBed':= Hammock! Desk, Drawer Unit, Ventilated Closets.

    2nd Bedroom & 'MexBunkBed':= Hammock! Desk, Drawer Unit, Ventilated Closets.

  • Clean, Airy, Ceramic, Modern Bathroom & Shower - Full pressure water system H &C

    Clean, Airy, Ceramic, Modern Bathroom & Shower - Full pressure water system H &C

  • Hamaka Lounger & Footstool -  Enjoy!

    Hamaka Lounger & Footstool - Enjoy!

  • Laundry Rm5: 12kg washer, gas dryer, storage. Drying lines here & behind houses.

    Laundry Rm5: 12kg washer, gas dryer, storage. Drying lines here & behind houses.

  • Clothes Washer and Gas Drying in Laundry Room off Kitchen

    Clothes Washer and Gas Drying in Laundry Room off Kitchen

  • Next Door - Casa 6 Shady Patio - Rented as One-bedrm/1 bathroom house.

    Next Door - Casa 6 Shady Patio - Rented as One-bedrm/1 bathroom house.

  • Close to Mayan Ruins, Top 10 Beach in N America, 2nd longest Reef & Sian Ka'an.

    Close to Mayan Ruins, Top 10 Beach in N America, 2nd longest Reef & Sian Ka'an.

  • 6 toucans in our Pecan trees-daily in Dec & January.

    6 toucans in our Pecan trees-daily in Dec & January.

  • Kitchen, Breakfast Bar, big fridge, 5 burner stove, microwave, blender, toaster.

    Kitchen, Breakfast Bar, big fridge, 5 burner stove, microwave, blender, toaster.

  • Master Bedroom - Queen bed, desk, storage drawers, walk-thru closet to bathroom

    Master Bedroom - Queen bed, desk, storage drawers, walk-thru closet to bathroom

  • Ample Ventilated Hanging & Storage + Safe

    Ample Ventilated Hanging & Storage + Safe

  • Secure Off-Street Parking for each house, no need to empty all the beach stuff!

    Secure Off-Street Parking for each house, no need to empty all the beach stuff!

  • If two queen beds doesn't suit, we can offer single bed, crib & double mattress

    If two queen beds doesn't suit, we can offer single bed, crib & double mattress

  • Rustic Desk in each Bedroom, 3 drawer units, + shelves with books to borrow!

    Rustic Desk in each Bedroom, 3 drawer units, + shelves with books to borrow!

  • Secure Off-Street Parking for each of only 6 houses on large 50M² enclosed lot

    Secure Off-Street Parking for each of only 6 houses on large 50M² enclosed lot

  • Desk Chest of drawers and saloon doors to closed and ensuite baño in Casa 5

    Desk Chest of drawers and saloon doors to closed and ensuite baño in Casa 5

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