THE SPACE: Apartment 1 at Casa Sally is a clean and modern apartment with 1 bedroom, a separate living room and full kitchen. The bedroom has an incredibly comfortable king size bed and a little patio just off the room. The living room has a futon sofa that makes it possible to accommodate an additional two guests. The adjoining kitchen comes equipped with full size appliances, and quality cookware and tableware....Everything that you need to cook all that you may want. The kitchen has plenty of counter space and is designed to be much more than a kitchenette. The bathroom is a clean, modern design with a rain shower and riverstone flooring. Sliding glass doors enter into your apartment from a covered patio that has a table and chairs where you can share your meals and a nice hammock to relax in after. Steps away from the patio is a lovely shared garden with a nautilus shaped (filtered) plunge pool. The garden has two comfy lounge chairs and some super comfy beanbags so that you relax in the garden by the pool. Casa Sally also has a private parking area and plenty of street parking available.
Tulum is a small town that used to be nothing more than a highway, a few palapas and a bunch fishermen. It has grown into what is today in only the past 20 years, and it consists of essentially two distinctive parts, the town (pueblo) and the beach, which is about a 10 or so km stretch of hotels and restaurants and their corresponding beaches. The development in Tulum has been pretty random, and when I bought my land where Casa Sally is now it was the jungle and a crappy dirt road with about a 15 min bumpy ride to the town centre. My neighbourhood, La Veleta as it is now called, surprisingly became one of the fastest growing and most quickly developing neighbourhoods over the past 5 years. That said, I’m trying to give you a feel of what to expect here now. The neighbourhood, being on the south side of the Pueblo is about 6 km from the beach. La Veleta still has many dirt more and more are being paved all the time. The neighbourhood now has an eclectic mix of modern condos/hotel’s, luxury private homes, regular private homes, little Mayan palapas and a few “abbarotes” (Mexican corner stores). There is still a ton of jungle and green space and it is just generally a mix of foreigners and Mexicans, tourists and locals. From my house it is now only about a 3 minute drive to town, 5 to 10 by bike and a leisurely 20 min or so walk. After living here for over 7 years, I find the hood to be pretty safe and friendly, at least that’s been my personal experience. Hopefully you have a good idea of what to expect so there are no surprises. Personally, I love the fact that I am just a little away from the town centre, where I can still see and hear the birds in the morning a have a little taste of the more natural surroundings that La Veleta offers.
GETTING AROUND: The neighbourhood is fairly close to town, about a 20 min. walk, 10 min. by bike, or 5 min. by car. Tulum Pueblo is, about 3km (north side) to 7 km (southern side) from the beach, and Casa Sally is about 7 km from the beach. I do recommend that you organize either a bicycle (many rentals are nearby) or car in order to make getting around easier. The other option is to use a taxi service. I will have phone numbers to give you if you choose to use this option.
EXTRA GUESTS: The suite has a very comfortable futon sofa in the living room which can accomodate another couple or guest.
GUEST ACCESS & OTHER THINGS TO NOTE: You have access to your apartment, it's two patio's, and the garden and plunge pool at Casita Sally, just a few steps away. The kitchen is supplied with quality cookware, appliances, and everything you may need in a kitchen to cook meals.
HOST/GUEST RELATIONS: I am available to give you any tips and advice you may need. My goal is to help make your vacation as easy, relaxing, and as enjoyable as possible.