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Stephanie Pappas

Member since: 2010
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Speaks english, spanish

Private Retreat Cabin & Garden in Tulum - 5 min. from Beaches, Walk to Avenue

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of the Tulum vacation cottage rental

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Casa Pastel is a world of color and and experience of a different way of living. Located in the town of Tulum on a real life residential street among Mayan and Mexican neighbors. The gorgeous Tulum beaches are just a 5 minute drive away, or 1/2 hour bike ride. Casa Pastel will have the real life sounds and sights of a town, not a contrived resort - so don't expect silence most of the time here! Tulum is a lively town! You must be okay with hearing dogs, birds, roosters, children, neighbors, street vendors, and music at various times. We have free WIFI and two bikes you can rent for $5 per day.

Newly added is a front screened in porch so you can relax in the garden with fresh breezes day or night.

Also, check out recent videos on youtube. Just search Casa Pastel, Tulum, MX.

Casa Pastel was built in 2002 by Stephanie Pappas, a yoga teacher, author, and massage therapist from NJ.

The bedroom is a cabin with thatched roof on a large 10m x 30m enclosed property all to your self. The colorfully tiled bathroom and kitchenette are placed separate from the bedroom in this garden compound design (like those found in Bali, Indonesia where the owner once lived).

Casa Pastel is punctuated by vibrantly tiled walls, floors, bathroom, and patio. The tropical garden was planted over the years by the owner and includes fully grown coconut, mango and palm trees.

The property was designed for those who prefer to be outdoors in the sun and gardens. The casa has an open air kitchenette, and pretty tiled patio table, and a covered front porch to eat and relax.

Tulum is characterized by its wealth of sunshine, crystal blue Caribbean waters, large white beaches, and balmy breezes. The colorful adobe & mosaic tile decor of Casa Pastel complement the local tropical flora and fauna.

Tulum has an abundant street and night life with cafes and live music filling the air.

Casa Pastel is for those who want to taste an experience of living in the town. A short 5 minute walk to the main avenue takes you to all the food and entertainment you could want. And only a ten minute drive to the ancient mayan ruins of Tulum, Xel-Ha, Muyil. And just a half hour drive to the tallest climbable ruins of Coba.

A local artist and flamenco dancer Manuel Cano will meet you and introduce you to the Casa.

Other local English speaking hosts can answer your questions and offer you massage therapy services at the house.

Keywords: cabana, cabin, palapa, casita, retreat house, bungalow, cottage

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Stephanie Pappas (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks english, spanish


Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
tulum ruins
Nearest Point of Interest
beaches of tulum
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Akumal Diving
Nearest Point of Interest
Coba Ruins
Nearest Point of Interest
Pino Suarez Lagoon
Nearest Point of Interest
Muyil Ruins
Nearest Point of Interest
Si'an Kaan Biosphere Reserve Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Punta Allen
Nearest Point of Interest
Posada Yum Kin Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Azafran Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Maya Tulum Yoga Retreat
Car: recommended

Mayan ruins, cenotes - jungle fresh water swim holes, underground caves and cave diving, Sian Kaan reserve, reef diving


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Tulum, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

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Low Season
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

With a home rental, cancellations result in great loss of revenue for the home owner as reservations are turned down. This is not a hotel where rooms can be filled last minute.
Refund policy: No refund given if cancellation happens within one week prior to arrival. 50% refund if cancellation happens 45 days prior. 75% refund if cancel 2 months prior to arrival. Full refund with 2 months notice.

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Tulum, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only, no bath tub. Bathroom is set away from the cabin and so you must walk about 10 feet to this private bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double Beds (1) with mosquito netting, Twin or Single Beds (1) with mosquito netting
  • Books ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Locking closet, 10m x 30m private enclosed property with tropical garden, tile patio table, open air kitchenette, screened in front porch , hot water, hammock. A friendly outdoor kitty to greet you named Sylvester.

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