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Family Friendly Condo in Gated Community. Private Palapa in Your Back Patio.

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 bedroom, 3 bath condo close to restaurants, ruins, shopping and beach. WiFi/TV

This cozy two-story condo has 2 bedrooms, is fully furnished and comfortable for 5 people with pool (including a wading pool for small kids), palapa and childrens playground in the common area and a private palapa, with lush tropical plantings, in our back patio.

It is located on the south edge of Tulum in a gated community, away from the noise of the town center. The condo is close to downtown with a variety of shopping options and many restaurants to choose from. There is a good variety of Mexican and international dining options in Tulum. You will enjoy a true local experience staying in a neighborhood development such as ours.

The beach is only a short drive away (about 10 minutes). It offers the most wonderful silky sand, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and more. Our home is diver friendly.

Bicycle rentals are available in Tulum Centro and there is a new bicycle path to the ruins and beach.

Description of the house and common area:

Main Floor
Living room, dining room, kitchen, ½ bathroom and small extra room.

Master bedroom with queen size bed, bathroom and balcony.
Second bedroom with queen size bed, and hallway bathroom.
There is an inflatable mattress available for additional guest which can be set up in the extra room on the main floor.

Back Patio:
Private palapa, table and stools made by a Mayan friend, hammock chair, lawn chairs, clothes washer, clothes line and native plantings. Two ceiling fans.

Car Parking:
Parking is available in front of the house inside the gated community.

Common Area:
Common area with pool, palapa and childrens playground.
The swimming pool has a wading pool for children to play.

Additional description:
Bedrooms and living area are equipped with air conditioners and ceiling fans.

Linens, towels and bath soaps provided.

The kitchen is fully equipped including full-size refrigerator, gas stove, microwave and small appliances.

Entertainment system consists of TV, DVD player, DVDs, WIFI internet, and satellite TV. There is a second TV in the master bedroom.

Property management and other services:
The house is managed by John Killeen, a native Canadian who speaks English, French and Spanish and lives in the same community. He will be glad to assist you during your stay in Tulum.

A licensed physiotherapist, Belen, lives directly across the street and she offers deep tissue and Swedish massage by appointment.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • 875 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome:

    Children will enjoy the wading pool and play area in the common area. I offer a DVD player and videos for both adults and children plus puzzles and games....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is permitted in the private palapa but not inside the condo....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 1 and 2 have queen beds. There is an inflatable twin size mattress for an additional person. This fits in the third bedroom which is also used for storage. If you want to book more than 4 occupants, please note that it must include children who will sleep on the inflatable single mattress or couch. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Be sure to download my hospitality app after you book. It contains our recommendations for restaurant, tours and our favorite taxi driver, with contact information. ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, deck of cards and puzzles. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    SKY TV with several English speaking channels. Be sure both SKY modems are plugged in order to get reception in the living area....moreless

  • Television:

    2 TVs; one in living area and a second small set in the master bedroom. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVDs for adults and children....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Condo is located just south of Tulum Centro. You will see jungle trees right behind the walled-in back yard and enjoy watching the beautiful birds, geckos and an occasional iguana....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Enjoy eating in the private palapa. Seating for 6 or 8. Table and 4 chairs in the dining room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditions are located in living area and bedrooms. Ceiling fans in the kitchen and living room, both bedrooms and two in the private palapa....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Clothes line is strung around the perimeter of the palapa in the back yard. Clothes pins are in the storage room....moreless

  • Internet:


  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Couch and chair. Large screen TV and DVR. DVDs for adults and children....moreless

  • Parking:

    Designated parking pad in front of the condo....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Loaner (local) cell phone is available at check-in....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Located outside the kitchen door. May need to be plugged in behind the machine....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press coffee pot and coffee grinder available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    If you are planning a Christmas vacation you will enjoy eating on the Christmas plates and drinking coffee or cocoa from a holiday cup. Holiday lights and decorations are also available....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen including everything you need to prepare a wonderful Mexican meal....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    There may be spices, flour and some other items in the freezer. Feel free to use what is available. There is a juicer in the cupboard and a mini food processor for making fresh salsa!...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Private palapa in the back yard. Includes table and 6 stools for outdoor dining. Hanging hammock chair and lawn chairs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Native tropical plants around the palapa and in front of the condo. Plantings in the common area. Additional chairs are provided to relax in the private palapa or take to the pool....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal. Use only in open area....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Just steps from the front of the condo. Be sure to bring your beach towels and sunscreen for time at the pool and beach!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.5
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Apr 10 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Early Winter
Nov 1 - Dec 15, 2017
7 night min stay

Dec 16 - Jan 7, 2018
7 night min stay

High Season
Jan 8 - Apr 8, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$550 $1,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Property Damage Protection $59


Internet services and satellite TV are included. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cancun International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
City of Tulum
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 307
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
City of Tulum
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico

Car: Recommended

Tulum is a beautiful village on the south end of the Rivera Maya that enjoys a deep rooted history in the important culture of the ancient Mayan people. In recent years, Tulum has flourished in trades that stem directly from the skills utilized by the ancestors of the area. To appreciate the history and making of Tulum, one must understand the history of the Mayan people.

The Mayan people are part of an amazing culture that had flourished in the lower regions of Mexico and what is now Guatemala, Honduras, Belize and El Salvador, during what is known as the classic period from about 300-900 CE. Recent discoveries in Guatemala show that this society was extremely well advanced as early as 300 BCE, prominently 600 years before the classic period began. These highly developed societies built pyramids and temples, developed a form of writing through hieroglyphics, and were highly skilled in mathematics and astrology. For reasons unknown, around 900 CE there was a major decline in the Mayan people in the area. They later began to flourish once again in the southern tip of Mexico, now known as the Yucatan Peninsula.

The Mayan people descend from earlier civilizations such as the nomadic hunter -gathers that came to this area as far back as 5000 BCE. It is possible that the Mayan descended from civilizations such as the Olmecs, thought to be the very first true civilization to develop in this area around 1500 BCE. Both the highly developed written language of the Maya as well as the complex calendar that they developed were both based on the Olmecs earlier version.

As the Mayan people began to flourish so did their many skills. In addition to being regarded as the inventors of many Meso-American cultures such as the first calendar and the most highly developed hieroglyphically written language in the northern hemisphere, their mathematical achievements and amazing accuracy with advanced astronomy has earned this culture an important place in the development of the western hemisphere. Highly advanced in art and trade they continued to share the bounty of their knowledge until the late 16th century after the Spanish Conquest.

The religion of the Mayan people is based on a structure of various gods. The Mayan believed that these gods had direct influence on events that happen each day, month and year and would do rituals and sacrifices to earn favor with the gods. Although not as much as the Aztecs, blood sacrifice was a part of the Mayan culture but did not always include loss of life. In many occasions a personal offering of shed blood, flowers, art and food were offered to the Gods.

Tulum, meaning wall in Mayan, was named such when it was discovered and first explored in the early 1800s by Juan de Grijalva's expedition to the area. This fortified Mayan city had been utilized during the Post classic period around 1200-1450 CE. And the site remained occupied until the late 16th century when it was finally abandoned after the arrival of the Spanish.

This ancient walled city was, in its time, a thriving civilization. Originally thought to be called Zama, Mayan for dawn, Tulum was a major crossroads of trade from both land and sea managing trade from Honduras and into the Yucatan. This is evident by the large amount of artifacts from all over Mexico that have been uncovered at this site. Tulum is one of the only fortified Mayan sites and is one of the best preserved coastal sites in all of Mexico. The ruins of Tulum have brought travelers from all over the world into her walls and shown them the splendor of her city.

Tulum’s wall for which it is named is 5 meters (about 16 feet) thick and as many as 8 meter (about 26 feet) in some areas and provided the perfect protection for the Mayan people that lived here.

Tulums most common depiction is that of the diving god or descending god. This god is depicted as an upside down figure and is seen among many doorways on the ruins in Tulum. The waters around Tulum, mostly cenotes, were believed by the ancient Mayan to be the entrance to the underworld.

The City Square sits in the center of the city and is bordered by El Castillo to the west. This breathtaking structure sits atop a 12 meter (about 39 foot) cliff and is one of the most photographed sites in the Rivera Maya.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: We bought our condo after several trips to the Yucatan. We like getting away from the cold winters in the US and enjoy the warmth and beauty of Tulum. We call South Dakota home, where there's plenty of snow and extremely cold temperatures during the winter onths. Coming to Tulum is often our saving grace (and bone warmers).

Why Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico:
This area of the Yucatan is very historic from the Mayan Ruins to the Sian Kaan biosphere. There are many cenotes in the area where you can enjoy swimming in the underground rivers. There are new bike trails to the ruins and beach and taxis are available around the condo community. The location of the condo is private and quiet, away from the city sounds.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Tulum Mexico has sugary white sand beaches, warm turquoise waters in a laid back, rejuvenating atmosphere. Be sure to visit Tulum's majestic Mayan ruins, perched high on a cliff, overlooking the blue waters of the Caribbean. it’s a must to spend a day at the stunning Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka’an, a place where wild lagoons meet the Caribbean Sea, and thousands of species of birds and animals, turtles, and dolphins roam freely in wetlands.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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  • Kitchen is fully equipped.

    Kitchen is fully equipped.

  • Enjoy a dinner for four in the dining room.

    Enjoy a dinner for four in the dining room.

  • Local art in the living area.

    Local art in the living area.

  • Comfortable master bedroom with TV.

    Comfortable master bedroom with TV.

  • Master bath.

    Master bath.

  • More local art.

    More local art.

  • Our home is the second one in. Great placement to the pool.

    Our home is the second one in. Great placement to the pool.

  • Parking pad in front of the condo.

    Parking pad in front of the condo.

  • Sand as fine as talcum powder!

    Sand as fine as talcum powder!

  • Tulum Mayan Ruins.

    Tulum Mayan Ruins.

  • Good food and drinks.

    Good food and drinks.

  • The Beauty of Tulum

    The Beauty of Tulum

  • Enjoy a glass of wine while cooking that wonderful Mexican meal.

    Enjoy a glass of wine while cooking that wonderful Mexican meal.

  • Relax in the main floor living area.

    Relax in the main floor living area.

  • Local art in the upstairs hallway.

    Local art in the upstairs hallway.

  • Balcony off the master bedroom overlooking the pool.

    Balcony off the master bedroom overlooking the pool.

  • Second bedroom upstairs.

    Second bedroom upstairs.

  • Hallway bathroom on the second floor.

    Hallway bathroom on the second floor.

  • View of the common area from the balcony off the master bedroom.

    View of the common area from the balcony off the master bedroom.

  • Private patio with palapa.

    Private patio with palapa.

  • Tulum Mayan Ruins.

    Tulum Mayan Ruins.

  • Sian Ka'an Biosphere

    Sian Ka'an Biosphere

  • Mexican appetizers...GOOD.

    Mexican appetizers...GOOD.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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