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Tulum Bliss, Closest to the Beach & Amenities, Comfy Clean Private End Unit*****

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 2 bath Private patio facing the lovely pool

Welcome to Casa Pelicano at Aldea Zama! We now have discount cards for our guests to a couple of excellent local restaurants.

Tulum is all about the stunning caribbean beaches, laid back vibe, friendly people, delicious cuisine, fabulous cenotes, snorkeling and diving, incredible Mayan ruins. Whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure, Tulum is the place!

Real Zama is situated between the beach and the town of Tulum and is the ONLY residential development closest to the beach.

Your home away from home is our lovely and comfy, private end unit located in a small building within the safe and beautiful ALDEA ZAMA development. We are located in the jungle just 5 minutes to the spectacular sandy caribbean beaches. These are the closest condos to the beach and it is accessible by foot, bike path or car. Our home is very open and airy, with a nice cross breeze. We have a lovely outdoor patio with a ceiling fan! Surrounded by palms for privacy with the refreshing pool just steps away - we have the best pool at Aldea Zama! You can swim from one end to the other.

Both bedrooms are spacious with comfy queen size beds and the master has an ensuite bath. The second bedroom has direct access to the main bath. Each bath has a large walk-in shower and both bedrooms have ceiling fans and their own air conditioning. The main living area also has air, a ceiling fan and large sliding doors that open up to the patio facing our beautifully tiled pool. The unit is meticulously maintained and our local management is the best!

There are miles of gorgeous sandy beaches to explore and we're just 20 minutes from the entrance to the Sian Kaan biosphere. The beaches are dotted with charming beach bars and restaurants. Did I mention how spectacular the beaches are?!! Downtown Tulum with shops and more restaurants is less then a mile away. The Tulum ruins are minutes by car or bike and Gran Cenote is a few kms away. XelHa is 10 minutes from Tulum. Akumal is a 15 minute drive, 30 minutes to Playa del Carmen and Coba is an easy 45 minute drive. Valladolid is one hour by car.

There is so much to explore or you can hang out by the quiet pool and do nothing at all. Come stay with us for a relaxing and wonderful vacation. NOTE: construction next door is now complete as of November 2016.

We are happy to help with special requests and can also assist with car rentals, airport transfers, child care, groceries, catering, proposals, private tours to cenotes, ruins, jungle, photographer for engagements or family portraits and more. Just ask!

Casa Pelicano is a non-smoking unit.


More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, czech,
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Ildi

We are a family from Vancouver, BC who love spending time at the beach. Tulum is our second home where we relax and recharge from the rat race in Vancouver. We want you to make yourself at home and we are sure you will love it as much as we do.

Ildi purchased this condo in 2014

Why Ildi chose Aldea Zama

Our lovely and peaceful building is the most welcoming in Aldea Zama! Friendly people, a great pool and palapa to relax poolside. Our management is just minutes away should anything need attention. We are the closest apartments to the beach and within minutes to all amenities.

What makes this condo unique

Casa Pelicano is our home away from home. You will find all the comforts of home in a condo perfectly located between the beach and town, where you will find everything you could possibly need. We love our end unit location facing the beautiful pool. There is 24 hour security and we have a wonderful manager who is available to assist with questions or problems should anything come up.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful experience at Casa Pelicano!!! Everything was exactly as described in this unit, from driving instructions to the condo to whom to contact for check in. There were lots of communication between us and the owners both beforehand and during the vacation, when we instigated it. We have been to Tulum many times before, but this is the first time staying there, as we tended to drift to that beach on all other trips and then wonder why we didn't stay there. I must say that if you are a fan of helpful, friendly people, beautiful beaches, excluding the sea grass that happens to be there this trip, this is a great central location for vacation fun! If you are a fan of locking yourself into the Mega resort and never leaving, this is not your spot. Edger at ISIS car rental was wonderful and made us a great deal on a car, which made the trip even better. I would recommend renting a car to get the most out of this condo location, but if you are young and enjoy bicycling, it is close enough to go from the beaches to the Tulum on them. Fastest WiFi connection we have every had when in Mexico and it was seamless connections with phones and laptop. No television stations, but the owners do provide a TV with a DVD player, but we didn't even turn it on, it was not missed.
Jul 2015
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Aldea Zama Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No smoking No flushing paper Garbage must be disposed daily AC and lights must be turned off when not in the unit.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have a large walk-in shower. Hair dryer provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each room has its own air conditioning and ceiling fans. Good quality air mattress available.
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We have new beach loungers and an umbrella! Electronic safety deposit box. The large Chedraui grocery store is less then a mile from the condo.


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Tulum Bliss, Closest to the Beach & Amenities, Comfy Clean Private End Unit*****
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 37 reviews

A little slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Can't tell you how happy I am that I found Tulum! What a wonderful town. Our property was perfectly located between the boho beach area and the pueblo area of Tulum. Both places offered a totally different experience, which made it feel like a two for the price of one! The condo was immaculate. The best part was the patio, just steps away from an amazing pool. Seriously no one ever used it, and every day we were just shocked that it wasn't packed. We swam in the morning and a night after we returned from our daily excursions. The food in Tulum could not be beat. And I really enjoyed cooking breakfast in the morning. Discovered a wonderful fruit and produce market in town and enjoyed some new tropical fruits.

We did not go to the ruins or to a nearby cenote. We just enjoyed our condo and the area so much, that we ran out of time to do anything but relax and enjoy our space and the wonderful town and beach areas of Tulum. DO! go to a beach club while you're here. For a little money for food, you get an amazing day at the beach. Sugar white beaches and your own lounger and palapa at many places. Thanks to Ildi for answering all our questions. Responded so quickly, never a problem to reach her.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed our lovely condo and pool. It's a very sweet spot! Come back soon to explore all the things the area has to offer. Saludos!
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Relaxing Paradise Full of Adventure

  • 5 of 5

From the initial booking consultation, to check out, and everything in between, Ildi was absolutely wonderful and helpful with planning our first visit to the Riviera Maya! My now fiance and I went to celebrate our 2 year anniversary of dating, I was planning on popping the question during our trip ( I jumped the gun and asked a few months prior) and Ildi was beyond excited for our trip and made sure we had everything we needed to make it extra special. From contacting restaurants to reserve a special beach-side dinner, providing car rental contacts, taxi service, to photography and suggesting activities to do during our stay : ruins, snorkeling, beaches to visit, local hot spots for authentic food, cenotes and many other The condo was very clean, well equipped with everything you need whether you are visiting for a week or several months! The A/C units worked great keeping you cool and comfortable after a long day in the hot Caribbean sun! The beds were comfortable, plenty of beach towels available for your use. There was also a safety deposit box for your passports, jewelry, money etc. Although we felt very safe and secure the entire time at the condo. The pool was very refreshing, we even got some rain during a couple of our pool sessions and it was such a relaxing experience! Rosy ( the onsite manager) lives in the unit directly across from Casa Pelicano and was readily available for anything that we needed. She also had many insider tips on what places to go for a delicious meal. Although not necessary, I would suggest renting a car to make the best of your Tulum experience, there are so many places to discover and visit in the surrounding areas. From Muyil, Sian Kaahn Biosphere, Coba, Akumal each with their own unique adventures! I highly recommend Casa Pelicano during your visit to Tulum. We are already talking plans of making a repeat visit next year during our honeymoon! Gracias por todo Ildi!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias Gabriel! We are so happy that your "engagement" vacation was filled with adventure and relaxation. Looking forward to hosting you again for your honeymoon next year!
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Great Location - Great Condo - Great Information - Great Time

  • 5 of 5

Ildi's condo was just perfect; very clean, spacious and full equipped with everything we needed. Apart from that, the pool was just a couple of steps away so the kids were able to enjoy it after our busy days visiting ruins, cenotes, restaurants and the beach.

Since we reserved our vacations, Ildi kept in contact with us to provide details about car rentals, money exchange, Tulum services and recommended places to visit. Her rules to use her place and instructions to get to the condo were very detailed and accurate. We were greeted by Rosy which gave us all the information about the surroundings and even got beer for us to start our vacations! We felt like staying at a friend's place :-)

The supermarket is 5 minutes which was very handy as we were able to enjoy breakfast at the condo before starting our day trips. We rented a car which wasn't a problem as we found parking options everywhere we went; even to access the beach, we enjoyed lunch in a hotel/restaurant with the benefit of then staying at the beach for the rest of the afternoon. It gave us the opportunity to drive to different ruins like Muyil, Chichen-itza and Coba; we also went to a couple of cenotes, but I have to say that the best one was Sac-Atun. Another place to recommend is Kann-Luum laggon, it was so beautiful. We even went to one of the theme parks.

If we ever go back to Tulum we would definitely rent Ildi's place.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments! Great to see that you explored some very special places. It was our pleasure to host your family!
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Stress free stay!

  • 5 of 5

Ilid's prompt replies, clear instructions, check-ins and well kept condo helped make our stay in Tulum the relaxing and carefree vacation we were seeking.

Perfect location situated between the beach road and downtown. Quick bike ride and cheap cab fare to get to both. Couldn't imagine staying elsewhere.

The pool was also a major plus after long days at the beach!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you. Thank you very much and come back soon and check out the new ceiling fan on the patio!
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Vancouver, BC

Truly amazing place to stay in Tulum!

  • 5 of 5

We spend 2 amazing weeks staying at Ildi's condo and enjoyed it immensely. It stocked with all you need to feel home away from home. The condo is spotless, very well located and we can recommend to stay there to anyone with open hearts.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such great guests! We welcome you back anytime.
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Best experience with host

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had originally booked a 4 night stay at this property. I received an email from IIdi right after booking to confirm our trip and I let her know we were headed to Mexico for a short vacation before the arrival of our baby in a few months. Already having booked and paid for the property for four days, IIdi let me know about some precautions I might need to take being pregnant in the area (recent Zika cases have been found which can severely affect the baby if the mother is bitten). After doing some of my own research, I decided to cancel the trip instead of risking any harm to our baby and IIdi was absolutely understanding and politely refunded our trip. I am so thankful she shared this important information with me, even if it meant a cancelled reservation. This just shows that she truly wants her guests to have a safe, enjoyable trip in her lovely place. I am so very thankful for her caring advice and genuine concern for the health of our baby. Not many other hosts would care to accommodate or go out of their way to provide this kind of information. We will definitely be coming to stay once our baby is here and can travel with us. Thank you so much IIdi, we can't wait to visit next time!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ashley for your kind note. Absolutely, our #1 priority is our guests enjoyment. We look forward to hosting the 3 of you in the future. Take care!
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Tulum Ruins
Tulum Beach
"Some of the best beaches in the world. Truly!"
Antojitos La Chiapaneca
"Two can dine for just a few pesos. One of the most popular local joints."
Azafran Restaurant
"Our fave breakfast place with a German flare!"
"Likely the best beach view deck and amazing 2 for 1 margaritas daily from 1:00 pm. "
El Batey
"Not to be missed!"
Mateo's Mexican Grill
"Nice atmosphere and place to watch sports. Great fish tacos!"
Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.3 Miles
Car: not necessary

The beaches, Sian Kaan Biosphere, Tulum ruins, cenotes, restaurants, yoga and snorkel parks nearby.

Casa Pelicano is lovingly looked after. We enjoy the peace and privacy, large pool and many amenities nearby. The property is beautifully maintained and the full time residents are friendly.

* This is a safe area of Mexico. *


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35.02
Damage Deposit $155.67

House Rules:
Enjoy your stay.
Do not drink tap water.
Please do not flush paper or floss in the toilet (all of Tulum).
Keep AC and lights off when not in the unit.
Dispose of garbage daily. Wipe all crumbs, spills to avoid insects.
Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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