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Tulum Dream Vacation Villa- Unique 4story Design With Pool And Privacy

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Casa Blanca is a stylish yet affordable vacation house in the chic Mexican Caribbean town of Tulum. Tulum is famous for some of the most beautiful beaches in the world as well as for its cliffside Mayan ruins and prevalent cenotes (from the Mayan 'dzonot', meaning 'well'),caves that contain pools and underwater passageways in their interior, and form a unique recreational backdrop of snorkeling and diving exploration throughout the Yucatan region.

Enjoy your sundrenched beach vacation in the privacy of your own home. Casa blanca is a large, uniquely-designed private house tucked away from hectic city life yet conveniently located within walking distance from downtown shops and restaurants and just an easy 5-minute drive (or enjoyable bicycle ride) to Tulum's pristine beaches. With oversized windows and minimalist detail, this 4 story house was created with complete relaxation in mind; great for a family, couple, or group of close friends. Polished Grey cement interiors keep the house cool year round. The modern kitchen is accented with cool colored glass tiles and a large built-in dining fixture divides the living room and the kitchen, lending an open feel to meals and socializing.

The living room and kitchen face the swimming pool; through a set of double doors the view of the pool is framed by lush, indigenous landscaping. Enjoy an incredible sunset on our spacious roof terrace, high above the treetops...perfect for bird watching and star gazing after dark, or, with it's shady palapa, for daily yoga practice or just hanging out. This stylish private house has 3 separate bedrooms, outdoor showers (poolside), swimming pool, 2 1/2 bathrooms, outdoor grill, TV with streaming Netflix, DVD player, refrigerator, stove and oven. We provide pots, pans and dishes, and utilize the spice rack.

If you would rather avoid overcrowded tourist areas like Cancun or Playa del Carmen you will love Tulum. The pictures of the beaches in the listing are taken from Tulum beaches just five minutes away, wide, glistening stretches of beach that go on for miles. You will be able to enjoy Mayan culture and natural wonders in and around the incredibly unique town of Tulum. We are 1 hour and 45 minutes drive from Cancun airport but you will feel like you are a world away. Our guests enjoy a well balance vacation that includes the beach, relaxing by the pool, cooking and dining at home as well as dining out.

The house will be made ready (with clean sheets and towels) for your arrival. The rates include 1 midweek house keeping for a stay 7 nights or more during the peak season (please schedule this in advance). Low season rates do not include midweek house keeping. Additional maid service available (please book in advance) for an additional fee.

The house sleeps up to 7-8 people (children included), with a king sized master bed, two additional bedrooms, each with a matrimonial sized bed and one with an additional twin, and a pull-out sleeper sofa. Additionally, there is a comfortable hammock on the rooftop, and two cots stored in the master bedroom closet.

We thank you in advance and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you home in Tulum:)

More Details

Property Manager
Erika Johnson
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Erika Johnson

Our family discovered Tulum in 2010, when, having heard a quiet buzz about the place for several years, and seen an article here and there in National Geographic, we finally made the trek, speeding quickly past the Cancun city limits on our way to our hoped-for paradise. As soon as we drove into Tulum, in our rental car, even before we found the beautiful beach, we were in love. Tulum is small and still largely 'undiscovered,' but nonetheless (or maybe because of this) alive with culture and fresh possibility. It has a safe, friendly, but still edge-of-the-world paradise feel to it. As much as we love traveling to new places, we knew Tulum was a place we wanted to return to many times, and, as luck (opportunity met with preparedness!) would have it, circumstances fell into place around our desire. Our family- Erika, Kris, Tristan (15) and Chloe (10) now resides in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Virginia for most of the year, and escapes to Tulum when we need a refresher, or at times a reminder, of the breadth and depth of the ocean, and of history, culture, and the broad horizons of our world... or just some family time in the sun and surf!

Erika Johnson purchased this house in 2012

Why Erika Johnson chose La Veleta

At home, in the mountains of Virginia, we live in Yurts- a ancient design of round, canvas 'tents,' of a sort, dating back to the Mongolian tribes, who would pack them on their yaks when they moved to stake out a new place in the desert. We love the worn wildness of the Appalachian mountains, and the simplicity of yurt living. For us, Casa Blanca, with it's polished concrete, un-curtained windows, and four floors of stark, artistic simplicity, represented an opposite form of the same things we liked- uniqueness, simple lines (or, in the case of our yurts, curves), and the clean, natural salt-washed beauty of the ocean and it's surroundings. Tulum itself reminds us of the small community of Floyd, Virginia, that we call home in the States- a mix of friendly locals and engaged visitors, drawn to a place for the quality of life it represents. At home, this 'quality of life' takes the shape of a community of organic farmers, music and art as integral aspects of daily life, and an effort to live intentionally. In Tulum, these qualities also exist, in a similar-but-different way; we love the 'international' feel of the Tulum community- the visitors that come from the States, Europe, other parts of Mexico and South America, Australia and many other parts of the globe. We love the emphasis on healthy living, but also the friendly groundedness of the pervasive laid back vibe.

What makes this house unique

When we brought our kids from Virginia, in the United States, to Tulum to show them the house, and get their blessing on the place, Chloe, 10 years old, ran straight upstairs in her polka dot dress and jumped from the second story balcony into the pool! Although she is something of a daredevil, it didn't make us nervous, as we'd done it repeatedly ourselves! The former house owner had built the balcony, and indeed planned the depth of the pool, with this sort of fun frivolity in mind. It's that 'lightness-of-being' that drew us to this particular property, with its view of palm leaves shimmering in the slight breeze from the stairway window, and the prehistoric, peeling, banana-loving iguana that invariably saunters across the concrete wall every morning, as we sip coffee by the pool, entertaining us as he makes short shift of the fruit that is nearly as big as he. Casa Blanca is pure tranquility. It's simple modernity, with the lovely twist of being located off a dirt road. It's quiet and private, while completely accessible to some of the best restaurants you can imagine. It's beach life, amidst a uniquely cultured community.


La Veleta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
  • 4 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , The Casa Blanca bathrooms feature uniquely deep tubs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , The 2nd story batroom is spacious; shared between bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , the first floor has a half-bath tucked beheath the stairs
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , both the pool and rooftop have an outdoor shower
  • The polished concrete of Casa Blanca's two full bathrooms feature uniquely deep tubs and combination tub/showers, as well as double sinks and window views.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , The master bedroom has a king bed and down comforter
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , All the beds have comfortable down comforters and duvets!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This spacious second story bedroom shares a large bathroon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Two comfortable couches, one is fold-out bed
  • The second-story master bedroom features a comfortable king bed and bedding, cable television, and large adjacent bathroom and walk in closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Tulum Dream Vacation Villa- Unique 4story Design With Pool And Privacy
average rating of 4.5 based on 32 reviews

A Lovely Home for a family to enjoy Tulum

  • 4 of 5

Elegant home. The property information was clearly communicated by the owner and the local property manager was responsive to our one issue. As an American family with four kids, we couldn’t have felt more at home at Casa Blanca. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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House need some improvements

  • 3 of 5

We got to Tulum at night and could find the house because no address and it didn’t help that house light was off. The fan in the living room was not working and one of the showers water didn’t flow through.

Oven top grate are rusted, coffee pot was burned, pot and pans were very old. WiFi was very slow..

A large 8 ft mirror not anchor fell down near where by son was sleeping..We did enjoy our stay in Tulum

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house with a fun bohemian vibe! Pool, close to town and neighborhood feels safe.

  • 4 of 5

The photographs of this house do NOT do it justice. We were so happy when we arrived after a long red eye and found it to be more spacious and has a great decor and feel. The outdoor areas are wonderful to relax in and upstairs to watch the sunset and meditate. The proximity to town made it easy to grab a cheap cab or we had a car and could drive in. SOOO many great restaurants and way more affordable then the hotel zone. Thank you for all the recommendations Malu. We had a lot of wind with the trip and the water heater pilot light kept going out and Malu and Pablo were incredible attentive to helping us. The only complaint is the bed in the second bedroom is unsleepable and NEEDS to be replaced. Even our 19 year old college kid couldn’t sleep on it.

Slow wi-fi, no Netflix and bugs were all to be expected so we just didn’t care. The house definitely needs a deep cleaning as well. For the cost of weekly rental you cannot beat this fantastic oasis. We ❤️ Tulum and will be back to Casa Blanca! Thank you for everything.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Lodging in Tulum

  • 5 of 5

We enthusiastically recommend this Villa to all travelers coming to Tulum. Located on the south side of town, it is a short walk to restaurants, stores and about a 20 minute walk to the bus station. This is a very airy, sunny, well maintained house adorned with interesting and fun art work. The pool is nice for hanging out and cooling off in. There is a roof top space that offers a great view of Tulum and the night time shy. Check it out! You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home which is well equipped and can be enjoyed by 6 people.

There are lounge chairs in the patio and a nice swimming pool to enjoy.

It is only a 15 minute walk to downtown Tulum where there are many good restaurants.

There is free cleaning once a week. The owner and manager are very helpful.

Highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming authentic home for adventurous groups

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here!! I’ve been to Tulum many times, and have always rented a house or apartment. This is by far my favorite rental home I’ve enjoyed. It is in a quiet out of the way neighborhood, but walking distance to town and all of the quaint restaurants and shops. I’ve noticed some negative reviews, but these seem to be by people who don’t understand the nature of traveling in a third world country and venturing from the resort zone.. If you expect consistent strong WiFi a jungle hideaway is probably not for you. If you desire super strong water pressure, ice cold air conditioning, and to never be bothered by an insect, you’ll find that you’re better off paying three times as much for a fraction of the space at one of the luxury resorts that’s been washed of authentic charms... Tulum is a fast growing jungle village that experiences periodic energy saving black outs, the streets don’t all have names, the WiFi is often quite poor, roosters will crow in the morning, stray dogs may bark at night, and sometimes there are insects. You are in the jungle, and cannot expect it to have all of the first world ammentities that you are accustom to. This has nothing to do with the property or the management of it. This is an incredible amount of house for the price. The best I’ve ever seen actually. The grounds are beautifully manicured with palms, aloe, flowering trees etc. The pool is relaxing to laze around, and refreshing to jump into from the second story balcony after a hot day at the beach. The concrete bathrooms are unique and beautiful. The enormous kitchen island is the perfect place for your group to congregate for breakfast, and then again for drinks before bed to discuss the days events. The roof top has an amazing view and serves a great place to quietly meditate, bird watch, or engage in some self guided yoga. The beautiful artwork around gives the place character that makes it feel like home. I was so sad to leave. We will definitely book again next time we have a larger group visiting Tulum together!!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downtown-walking distance
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown-walking distance
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Tulum Beaches
Car: not necessary

The town of Tulum essentially offers a two-for-one experience; 'downtown' and 'The Beaches.' They are within a mile distance of one another, but completely different settings. Casa Blanca offers easy access to both. From Casa Blanca you can walk downtown; have coffee and check your email, or borrow a book at the local coffee shop, frequented by locals and tourists alike. Visit the Mexican bakery, or the Italian version, Mot Mot Cafe, for a pastry. Shop the many unique boutiques for art, jewelery, Mexican pottery, masks, and the like, and plan your outdoor adventure at one of the many storefront guided tour companies. The Shantala Spa offers one of the single hour and a half massages you'll get anywhere, and one could easily eat at a different fabulous restaurant- from the most authentic Mexican to Argentinian steakhouses, take-out Thai, brick oven pizza, street-side tamales and tacos and all varieties of assorted fusion cuisine. A short taxi, bus, car or even scooter ride and you can be swimming with sea turtles or swimming through underwater caves, or 'cenotes.' Meanwhile, at La Playa, the Beach, known as the 'Zona Hotelara' or Hotel Zone, is a several-mile stretch of boutique eco-hotels, many of which are solar or wind powered, as Tulum's still developing electrical infrastructure doesn't stretch too far from town. That only adds to the beauty and charm of this uniquely beautiful stretch of beachside cabanas, restaurants, bars, spas and shops, however, and one could easily pass long stretches of time just sauntering down the beach or the narrow street, sunning, people-watching, and just soaking up the relaxed, laid-back, and beautifully non commercial vibe of this extraordinary pocket of the Yucatan.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

A 50% deposit is due with your reservation; reservations will not be confirmed until deposit is received. The rental balance is due 14 days prior to arrival. Rates are based on 2-4 persons; additional guests are $25/person/night. Payments can be made using a credit card, or by paypal. To use Paypal, please contacting me directly via email at for account information.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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