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Private Colorful Retreat Cabin & Garden in Tulum - 5 Min to Beaches, Live Local

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Colorful back patio eating area. Coffee? Wine? Has amber lights to set the mood.

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Last updated: 03/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

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 three bikes you may use.

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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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Would prefer to rent to tourists over age 22....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • 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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility:

    There are no stairways on this property. There is one step up to bathroom and eating patio though....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

  • Village

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 4.9
from 26 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$88
$585 $2,088
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$98
$655 $2,365
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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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, 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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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

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Photos

  • Colorful back patio eating area. Coffee? Wine? Has amber lights to set the mood.

    Colorful back patio eating area. Coffee? Wine? Has amber lights to set the mood.

  • Relaxing screened in front porch.

    Relaxing screened in front porch.

  • 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.

  • Hammock in front porch

    Hammock in front porch

  • Outdoor kitchenette and tropical garden with palapa covered roof.

    Outdoor kitchenette and tropical garden with palapa covered roof.

  • Stephanie - owner in garden on photo shoot w/ cat for yoga books she wrote there

    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!

    Cabin and back garden view from the open air kitchenette!

  • Thatched roof cabin!

    Thatched roof cabin!

  • Do some yoga in the bed with calming nets for mosquito protection.

    Do some yoga in the bed with calming nets for mosquito protection.

  • One of the amazing world famous Tulum beaches!

    One of the amazing world famous Tulum beaches!

  • Church in town. Tulum is full of Mayan and Mexican culture.

    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

    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

    Back of the private property and rainbow tile patio table

  • Distinctive front yellow wave wall that surrounds the property for privacy.

    Distinctive front yellow wave wall that surrounds the property for privacy.

  • bathroom colorfully tiled. Separate from the cabana.

    bathroom colorfully tiled. Separate from the cabana.

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

    front entrance, colorful tiles, buddha, and flowers.

  • Front entrance and jungle garden.

    Front entrance and jungle garden.

  • Flowers, kitty, buddha and front porch of cabin

    Flowers, kitty, buddha and front porch of cabin

  • Back of cabin. We put color and art where ever we can!

    Back of cabin. We put color and art where ever we can!

  • Diego Kitty on back rainbow tiled patio

    Diego Kitty on back rainbow tiled patio

  • Huge banyan tree is triple the size of the cabin. Many birds visit her

    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.

    Gorgeous Tulum beach near Mezzanine. 5 min drive from the cabin.

  • Palms and calm. 5 min from the cabin at Tulum beach

    Palms and calm. 5 min from the cabin at Tulum beach

  • Tulum encourages its artists to paint murals on walls around town

    Tulum encourages its artists to paint murals on walls around town

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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