Beach Front Vacation Rental Property
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About Ashley Hildreth
Michael and Glynis live in Vancouver, BC Canada. We have travelled the world but settled on the undiscovered area of Tulum and have had property in Mexico for over 5 years. We found Casa Playa Maya through friends who live on the Bay. Bill, the previous owner had been here for 18 years and wanted to retire and travel. We made Bill's dream come true and he made our dream come true. We instantly fell in love with the property, it's impossible to not LOVE the bay's beauty, but it needed some TLC and a bit of a facelift. As property developers back home, we had the skills to do major upgrades such as painting everything, new hotel quality beds, linens, towels, kitchen items & appliances, blinds and more. We completely renovated the bathrooms and added some Mexican style colour and art. We also built a lovely warm fresh water pool with a shallow section for the little ones. We added a 2nd Casita building with a studio and a 1 bedroom suites. We also completely redid the garden landscaping with colourful Mexican flora. We just want to share this amazing part of the world with those who love a peaceful, relaxing holiday on one of the worlds most beautiful places on earth.
Ashley Hildreth purchased this Studio in 2016
Why Ashley Hildreth chose Tulum
Soliman Bay is the best kept secret on the Riviera Maya. The Casa Playa Maya property is situated in the central location on Soliman Bay which is rock free with only soft, white sand beach. The beach is at your doorstep and largely undiscovered so the beach is never crowded. When you arrive, you will wonder how this beautiful bay and Casa Playa Maya remains so undiscovered. Soliman Bay is the hidden gem of Tulum. Just a few minutes north of Tulum center, it is exclusive and private. Entry to Soliman Bay is protected by our Security checkpoint staff. The bay is protected by the second largest coral reef in the world, we have the safest snorkelling, calm, warm water and abundant sea life.
What makes this Studio unique
The Casa Playa Maya property is situated in the central location on Soliman Bay which has a rock-free beach with only soft, white sand. The location was hand picked long before it was developed to ensure its prime location. Largely undiscovered, many days you will find you have the bay to yourself. Because of the sandy bay, you can walk the length of it for great exercise.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Quiet, great beach and bay.
Quiet surroundings. Nice beach for swimming and snorkeling.
Simple, charming, and perfect
The snorkeling off this beach is amazing; we have been back several times to enjoy the incredible undersea flora and fauna. If you're a strong swimmer, you can swim directly out to the reef, or take one of the many kayaks available on the property. Our casita was well stocked with essential kitchen equipment, simple but functional furniture, and steps from the beach. Luis, the caretaker, was welcoming and helpful, and the property is lovely and well maintained.
Perfect little property
We stayed here for a week and what a wonderful week it was. Luis and Annabel take very good care of the place and the rooms and grounds are very clean and up kept.
The pool is small but very nice for 7am or 9pm dip. The beach and Solimon Bay are great!! The snorkeling is prime with so much to see in the water just a couple hundred yards out on the reef. We did have our refrigerator stocked with some items and that is a great service. We will be back.
Beautiful Property with a beautiful bay steps from your door!
The studio apartment was not to difficult to find and was only about 20 min north from the town of Tulum. The apartment is small and the shower stall is small but it has everything you need. There are several windows outlinng the apartment with beautiful landscaping just outside with wonderful ocean breezes. The windows easily lock and the shades were easy to pull down for privacy. There is a small AC unit right above the bed for you to cool off if needed. There is a nice small outside table by front door for eating as well as a outside shower to rinse your self off before entering. The property manager, Luis and housekeeper were very attentive, friendly and helpful. The beach is literally 20 steps from your door step but is shared right in front of another house rental so you sort of feel like you are in their space but the people that were staying there were very gracious and sweet people. The bay is very calm and easy to snorkel and Kayak. We were able to see all variety of sea life. They have complimentary kayaks, paddle boards, life vests for you to use. There are two places to eat on the bay that are walkable. One is fancy dining and the other is a very causal outside restaurant. There is also a small store a few yards down to get beer and snacks.You have to try their coconut popsicles! The restaurant across the street on the road before you enter Solomon Bay is very good too, but not walkable. We felt safe and they even had a gas detecter in the apartment which gave us extra security. There was some remodeling going on the property during the day that was a bit noisy but you could not hear it from the beach. I would recommend this apartment for two people that do need a lot of frills and like peace and quiet. I would defiantly stay here again.
Perfect weekend getaway
Casa Playa Maya is Tulum’s best kept secret. We absolutely loved the laid back vibe, the cozy studio apartment & the great shoreline. It was peaceful, relaxing & rejuvenating. It literally felt like we had the beach all to ourselves. Luis was an excellent host, he stocked our fridge w/ our grocery list, gave us great recommendations for restaurants nearby & even went out of his way to give us a ride to Oscar & Lalo’s. We enjoyed kayaking, walking on the beach, sunbathing, watching the pelicans hunt for their food & drinking copious amounts of cerveza, wine & tequila. We loved hanging out with Waldo, the resident beach dog. Would come back to this place in a heartbeat.
A little piece of heaven
The most wonderful little gem ..unpretentious, spotless and beautiful in the most exquisite setting. Luis is a lovely person and he took the most excellent care of us.
Cannot recommend this highly enough...
Our concierge service will help you make the most of your holiday by helping you book some amazing things to do near Casa Playa Maya.
Tulum, fast becoming the “it” place to be on the Riviera. National Geographic named Tulum Beach 4th best beach in the world. Here you can find a selection of restaurants, and shops. Like any town, there will be banks, pharmacies and other useful things like car rental, a medical clinic, and convenience stores.
The Mayan city of Tulum stands 130 km south and 700 years away of Cancun. But the contrast between the two can be measured in more than just distance and time. The Tulum Ruins are a perfect day trip for those who tire of idly lounging around the pool. What sets the site apart from other ruins in Mexico is both the fact that it is well preserved and it boasts its own, inviting beach.
SIAN KAAN BIOSPHERE RESERVE
A guided tour of a sublime area of natural beauty, Sian Ka'an is home to thousands of species of flora and fauna, which is why the region became a designated Biosphere Reserve in 1986. Tours available.
XEL HA PARK
What do you expect when you hear “world’s largest natural aquarium”? Well, it’s not Wet N Wild or Sea World, it’s Xel Ha. I think you could say it’s a snorkeller’s Mecca. If you want to spend the day with water-based activities and all inclusive food and drink this is the spot for you (great snorkeling, all you can eat buffet and bar, aquatic zip lines, jumps and rope games.
Enter the world’s longest underground river of this Tulum excursion, explored and recommended by National Geographic. Ride through the jungle on our all-terrain Mercedes Benz Unimogs. Rappel down into a cenote (underground cave) and swim in a unique natural pool. Enjoy nature flying over the jungle’s foliage on exciting zip-lines.
The Yucatán peninsula is also well known for its water activities, both in the Caribbean sea and in the cenotes, which are natural freshwater pools underwater caves and caverns that make a great place to swim, snorkel, or scuba dive.
SWIMMING WITH THE DOLPHINS
Why not make your dream come true? Many swims to choose from, smiles guaranteed.
SOLIMAN BAY TURTLES
Between July and October is turtle season. Because Soliman Bay is quiet, abundant sea turtles choose Soliman Bay to make their nests. Many of our guests have had the once in a lifetime opportunity to view this amazing natural phenomenon.