Tulum New Listing -3 Bedroom Private Home with Pool, Minutes to Beach

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Last updated: 10/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Casa Luna Roja is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, private home with a private pool. We offer WiFi throughout the house. It is our private home, not a condo or townhouse. The house is a modern two story concrete house of 1800 square feet interior space with an ample private pool in the backyard that includes a patio and charcoal grill. The entire property is surrounded by a high wall for privacy and security.

Our master bedroom and bath are located up a winding stark-white staircase. The master has a king size bed with built in closet, a programmable security safe suitable for a 15 inch laptop, air conditioning and ceiling fan. The master bath has double sinks, toilet, a huge tub and separate shower. The master bedroom overlooks a terrace towards the front of the house that is perfect for watching the sun rise or for practicing yoga. The opposite bedroom wall features windows the length of the wall and it overlooks the pool below and the jungle in the distance. A second rooftop terrace overlooks the pool.

Downstairs are two bedrooms. Bedroom 2 features a king size bed, and a built in closet complete with a programmable security safe large enough to fit a 15 inch laptop, air conditioning and ceiling fan. This bedroom opens to the second bathroom. The second bathroom is equipped with a shower, sink and toilet. That bathroom also opens to the hallway across from Bedroom 3,. The third bedroom is equipped with two double beds, a built in closet, air conditioning and ceiling fan.

The living room, kitchen and dining area are open concept. The living area has two couches and an HD, flat screen television equipped with SkyTv (dish TV) and Netflix. The kitchen is fully equipped and opens to the dining area.

The pool and backyard are visible from the entire inside living area. A rock patio overlooks the pool and tropical plants. The large tree adjacent to the pool with the X marks on it is a Sapote tree. This is a tree that has been 'tapped' in the past to harvest a resin used to make chewing gum (Chicle). The ancient Maya considered this a sacred tree.

We are located in a residential area of Tulum, within walking distance of the diverse restaurants and funky shops of Tulum.

We are 2.5 miles from the beautiful beaches of Tulum and about the same distance from the Mayan ruins of Tulum. Other Mayan ruins in close proximity include Muyil, which is approximately 20 minutes away, and Coba which is approximately 40 minutes away. The Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza are 95 miles away from Tulum.

There are many other outdoor attractions close by. Numerous cenotes ring the Tulum area, with Cenote Dos Ojos and the Gran Cenote two of the more popular choices near Tulum. Two 'eco water parks,' Xel Ha and Xcaret are located between Cancun and Tulum, with Xel Ha being only approximately 10 minutes north of Tulum.

The beaches in Tulum are beautiful, with many hotels offering a 'beach club' where you can enjoy their facilities for the day for the price of a drink or meal. Public beaches are also available and beautiful and some of these located on the north portion of the beach also provide views of the ruins of Tulum from the beach.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 10/11/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Children Welcome:

    Steep stairs, roof top terraces and pool are not suitable for young children...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Closet includes safe large enough for 15' laptop...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master upstairs with roof top patios. Safe for 15' laptop...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Master Upstairs, double sinks, separate shower and huge tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Downstairs, opens to hall and bedroom 2...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Housecleaning will be provided twice a week, pool cleaning three times a week. Additional housecleaning available upon request....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    SkyTV Dish with internet ready TV and NetFlix...moreless


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Open concept, dining adjacent to kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Mini splits in each room. Ceiling fans also included...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Ask owner to connect the gas. We usually use clotheslines that dry the clothes quickly in the local breeze and provide a fresh feel to our clothes...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Room for yoga on outdoor patios. We have two yoga mats...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Can make available a local prepaid cell phone for your convenience at no extra charge...moreless

  • Towels Provided:


  • Washing Machine:



  • Coffee Maker:


  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Equipped for eight...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Equipped with island. Double sink, stove, oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, juicer, blender, plates, etc...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Rock patio adjacent to the pool. Roof top solarium and yoga space...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The house is surrounded by a high wall on all sides ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber grill for cooking out...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Private pool in high walled backyard provides privacy. Pool is maintained three times a week...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 - Jan 15, 2017
5 night min stay
$2,600 $8,000
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Extra maid service $40


Guest must provide a copy of passport prior to receiving keys from the manager. Full refund minus a 10% fee will be charged for cancellations made 30 days in advance. A 25% cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations made between 7 and 30 days. No refunds will be made for cancellations made in less than 7 days. We will work with you towards applying payments for future dates.

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

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Last updated: 10/11/2016
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82 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Our house is located in the La Veleta neighborhood which is in the town of Tulum. It is within walking distance of restaurants and shops. We are about ten minutes from spectacular beaches.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: We are a family of four. I was born in Yucatan, and have lived in the US since I was a child. I am an archaeologist that works in the Greater and Lesser Antilles and the Southeastern USA. My wife was born and raised in the USA and is a geologist. My wife and I met in college, married and have two children, who are now grown and happy to have a family vacation home in Tulum! Our primary home is in South Florida.

Why the Owner Chose Tulum, Q.R., Mexico:
Since I am originally from Yucatan and still have family here, we have always traveled to the area. We brought our children to Tulum when they were little and we have continued to travel to the area for 30 years. When we started looking for a vacation home, we traveled from Cancun south to Mahajual, Xcalak, and the Belize border and back, looking at properties and felt that the funky, bohemian nature of Tulum was for us. The residents tend to be young and free spirited. We looked at various houses before picking this house to purchase. We wanted a free standing home, not a townhouse or condo and we liked the La Veleta neighborhood, as it offers a mix of both locals and expats. You see small commercial businesses in the area, and people riding their bikes to school or to work. The neighborhood wasn't like the condo and apartment complexes that we saw that tended to be mostly empty during the week and then flooded with loud tourists on the weekend. The house itself we liked mainly because of the floor plan that is open and overlooks the private pool outside. As of now, we have no neighbors on either side of our property,so the feeling is almost jungle-like when you look from the roof to the distance. We have a large chicozapote tree in the backyard. You will notice large X scars on the tree. These scars are where the tree has been 'tapped' for the resin that is used to make chewing gum (chicle). These trees have been used for their gum since Mayan times. We also have many birds that visit the property. We feel like it is a special place and we love that we are so close to stores and restaurants.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Tulum is what the rest of the Riviera Maya used to be. It's a destination where you still hear the Maya language spoken, where the locals take pride in the natural environment. The town is bordered by the Maya ruins on the north and the biosphere of Sian Ka'an on the south, meaning that future development will always be limited in this part of the coast. This is a town where you can see the walled city Maya ruins of Tulum, a site that was of major economic importance to the commerce of the entire Yucatan Peninsula and beyond in the late 13th century. Most of the beach area is still 'off the grid' using only solar and/or wind power to generate electricity, and the building code limits the height of the buildings to 3 stories. Though only an hour and half away from the busy tourist destination of Cancun, it feels like another world. Tulum sits on a karst platform, providing numerous nearby cenotes (sinks) and caves for you adventurous or passive enjoyment. The area also contains large expanses of protected habitats with a rich flora and fauna for you to explore and appreciate. Not enough can be said as to the eclectic mix of the people from all over the world coming together to share in the unparalleled beauty, uniqueness and friendliness of Tulum. We hope that you have the opportunity to experience it as our most respected guest.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 10/11/2016

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  • Tulum Beach

    Tulum Beach

  • Backyard pool

    Backyard pool

  • Door to master bedroom upstairs

    Door to master bedroom upstairs

  • Master bath, washing machine in corner

    Master bath, washing machine in corner

  • Second bath (downstairs)

    Second bath (downstairs)

  • Kitchen


  • Dining


  • Front door

    Front door

  • Full Moon on the nearby Tulum beach

    Full Moon on the nearby Tulum beach

  • Beautiful beaches of Tulum

    Beautiful beaches of Tulum

  • View of house from the street

    View of house from the street

  • Staircase to second floor

    Staircase to second floor

  • Shower in master bath

    Shower in master bath

  • Third bedroom with two double beds (downstairs)

    Third bedroom with two double beds (downstairs)

  • Second bedroom (king sized bed) downstairs

    Second bedroom (king sized bed) downstairs

  • Kitchen


  • Living area. HD, Internet ready TV, has SkyTv and Netflix

    Living area. HD, Internet ready TV, has SkyTv and Netflix

  • Swim, snorkel and dive in a cenote

    Swim, snorkel and dive in a cenote

  • Sunrise on the beach

    Sunrise on the beach

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 23, 2016

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