"This casa is one of the best I've rented in Tulum, hands down. VERY well maintained, it's spacious & comfortable. Gianni and Sue are pleasant hosts & took care of every detail including providing bottled water, coffee, cookware, linens to a wonderful staff to clean the entire house, clean dishes and the pool area every day! Sue is a fantastic cook, we recommend ordering a few meals ($10USD) & massage for only $20USD! They have menu with all offerings.
Things to note:
- You will need a car, this house is off the beaten track.
- You will need water shoes to walk along the beach outside of the house. While the beach resort area of Tulum has white sandy beaches you can walk on, this area is noted for the coral reefs & rocky shoreline. It is great to have reefs right at our house, so we could just jump in the water & start snorkeling.
- The bedrooms all have A/C, but the main common space of the house does not. The morning hours were the hottest in the backyard & house, since it faces the east & the beautiful wall of glass allows the sunlight to come pouring in. As long as you keep the A/C on in the bedrooms and your doors open throughout the day, the common space will cool down fine.
- There is a very small bodega a bike ride or short drive down the dirt road where you can get emergency items, but it is limited. It is best to go to the Chedraui supermarket in the town of Tulum, about 10 min drive from the house. It is open until 10pm every night & has everything you will need, including clothing & electronics.
- There are three restaurants a few minutes drive back down the dirt road towards the highway. We ate at two & HIGHLY recommend them! !) Blue Sky Hotel has good thin crust pizza and fish. Ask for the milk and butter fish which is not on the menu, but a staff favorite. Erik "the Viking" was a local who had a wonderful personality and great tips for the area & sight seeing that we wished we knew when first arrived; 2) Casa Cenote where you can sit on the beach & eat fresh caught lobster and fish, amazing food and drinks. Daniel was our server & a really easy to talk to guy. It is owned by an ex pat from Texas who does a Texas style BBQ every Sunday at noon if you're in the mood.
- Coba vs. Chitzan Itza... Coba is closer (1 hr vs. 1:45 from house, not as manicured and you can still climb to the top.) If you go to Coba, definitely get a tour. You won't know what you're seeing without it & you can learn all about the flora & fauna as well."
Guest: Lauren S.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: October 12, 2016