We stayed 7 days in Casa de los Pelicanos in March 2014. Absolutely fantastic. I would highly recommend this home to anyone.
We found this place on the internet and all the reviews looked good so we went ahead and booked it. We usually stay in hotels so this was our first time to stay in a private villa and rent directly from the owner. Needless to say, it was awesome. We had high expectations and this exceeded them.
The location is great, you are fairly close to Tulum, but far enough away to be away from it all. There are 6 kilometers of dirt road to get to the house and it's a bumpy road, so that stretch is about a 15 minute drive. But you are all by yourself. On a 'busy' day we might see 10 people total the entire day. Some days we would see two or three people walking on the beach the entire day. There aren't many places left where you can get that kind of peaceful seclusion. And the beach itself is fantastic, truly world class.
The house is very well decorated, very nice, very clean and makes you feel like you are staying in a really luxurious place. We are a family of eight and we had plenty of room. There are basically 3 master bedrooms and a bunk room with 4 beds in it. So this home would work well for 3 couples with one or two kids each as well.
The service was excellent as well. The owner was very responsive and very helpful. The housekeepers were very polite and made some really good meals.
There really wasn't any negative aspect to our stay. One of the best vacations our family has ever had. We would definitely stay here again.