Private Colorful Retreat Cabin & Garden in Tulum - 5 Min to Beaches, Live Local(26 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)
Newly added is a front screened in porch so you can relax in the hammock and enjoy fresh breezes day or night.
Also, check out recent videos on youtube. 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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Member since: 2010
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility:
- Pets Not Allowed:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Nude Beach
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Adventure Valentines Special
Feb 9 - Feb 15, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Mayan ruins, cenotes - jungle fresh water swim holes, underground caves and cave diving, Sian Kaan reserve, reef diving
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, Quintana Roo, Mexico:
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!
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Colorful back patio eating area. Coffee? Wine? Has amber lights to set the mood.
Relaxing screened in front porch.
Inside the cabin with 1 double and 1 single bed with mosquito netting.
Hammock in front porch
Outdoor kitchenette and tropical garden with palapa covered roof.
Stephanie - owner in garden on photo shoot w/ cat for yoga books she wrote there
Cabin and back garden view from the open air kitchenette!
Thatched roof cabin!
Do some yoga in the bed with calming nets for mosquito protection.
One of the amazing world famous Tulum beaches!
Church in town. Tulum is full of Mayan and Mexican culture.
Coba Pyramid, the tallest in the region, is only a half an hour drive from town
Back of the private property and rainbow tile patio table
Distinctive front yellow wave wall that surrounds the property for privacy.
bathroom colorfully tiled. Separate from the cabana.
front entrance, colorful tiles, buddha, and flowers.
Front entrance and jungle garden.
Flowers, kitty, buddha and front porch of cabin
Back of cabin. We put color and art where ever we can!
Diego Kitty on back rainbow tiled patio
Huge banyan tree is triple the size of the cabin. Many birds visit her
Gorgeous Tulum beach near Mezzanine. 5 min drive from the cabin.
Palms and calm. 5 min from the cabin at Tulum beach
Tulum encourages its artists to paint murals on walls around town
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Friday, January 13, 2017
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