STONE TREE TULUM-SLEEPS 2-14 PEOPLE

Donna Funicello

Speaks spanish, english
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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STONE TREE TULUM-SLEEPS 2-14 PEOPLE

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Main House and Cottage-5 Bedrm, 4 baths in the heart of Tulum close to Beaches

STONE TREE TULUM is the first Vacation Rental in Tulum and is located in the original Maya neighborhood. Be local or tourist as you like in this culturally rich and friendly place. The high stone walls surrounding the property create a very safe and private garden with a pool to return to after excursions. The pool has a fountain and built in seating. The location is central yet secluded. It is one block from where the jungle begins, separating the town from the beaches. If you rent a car, it is a five to seven minute drive to the Beaches and the Tulum Ruins. On street parking is close to the entrance door to the property. .. Bank ATM restaurants, bars, cultural center, town plaza and markets are a short walk from the house. It is three blocks from the main bus terminal, bike rentals and Taxi's. It is ten blocks to a lovely bike path leading to the beaches, a twenty minute bike ride.

STONE TREE has two houses, a MAIN HOUSE and a COTTAGE. Together they sleep 14 people. The houses are stone-built. The windows, doors and most furnishings are hand-crafted by local Maya craftsmen. All windows and doors on both houses are screened so mosquito nets are not needed. The thick stone walls, many large windows, and high ceilings with fans in every room provide excellent ventilation. All bedrooms and each cottage studios have air conditioning. It is rarely needed or used.

The MAIN HOUSE has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, a living/dining area, 2 large terraces on the second floor and a roof terrace. It will sleep 9 people.

The COTTAGE has 2 studio rooms, one on the first floor and one on the 2nd floor and it has a roof terrace above. Each of the Cottage studio units has a full service kitchen with stove and refrigerator, bathroom and walk-in closet. COTTAGE BAJA is the first floor unit. It has a Double and a Single Bed. and sleeps 3. COTTAGE ALTA is the second floor unit has a queen bed and sleeps 2.

The MAIN HOUSE is private from the Cottage and each studio private from the other. You can enjoy your privacy or mingle w/other guests as you wish. The pool and front patio area are shared with other guests along with an outdoor shower for de-sanding after beach excursions.

INCLUDED IN RENTAL RATE:

Taxes. Wifi, Cable TV, Cleaning after 3rd night, 5 Gal. Jug of purified water that can be refilled across the street in a small store that also sells beer, alcohol, chips and ice. All cotton sheets and towels, beach towels and umbrellas. The three kitchens have blenders, coffee makers, and are fully equipped with all that is necessary to prepare your own meals.

Tips: 10 pages of my tips based on 25 years in the area

OTHER SERVICES:

Air Conditioning: $7.USD per A/C per Night. The Main House has A/C in each bedroom and each of the Cottage Studio Rooms has A/C. Pay Soco as you use it/them during your stay.

Catering: Meals prepared by Soco - Her 'mole' is to die for! Also highly recommend are her pre-hispanic vegeterian offerings. $5.-$6.USD per meal per person include tortillas,beans, rice and a fruit drink.

Shopping ahead for your arrival: $15.USD + cost of groceries.

Massage: $50.USD for one hour massage. We have an excellent Maya Massage person who will come to the house and give you a 1 Hr. Massage for $50.Usd.

Laundry: $5.USD per load

Additional House Cleaning

Babysitting: $7.USD per hour for 1-2 children

For smaller groups, The MAIN HOUSE and each COTTAGE Studio can be rented separately all year with the exception of 'Holiday Season' Dec 16-Jan 5.

MAIN HOUSE Rates for 6 people in USD: $200-250/night, $1200-1500/week depending on 'season-normal or high'.

COTTAGE Rates for 2 people in USD: $80-100/night, $500-$600/week

COTTAGE AVAILABILITY: Go to VacationRentals WEBsite, LISTING #13317 'STONE TREE TULUM-COTTAGE for

STONE TREE has been a site for weddings, family reunions, honeymoons and single travelers. It has always been a great pleasure of me when I am in Tulum to meet the guests. They come from all walks of life and ages and from all over the world; backpackers, doctors, farmers, filmmakers, divers, anthropologists, teachers, cooks. It has been a great pleasure for me when I am there to meet such interesting and wonderful folks.

I am prompt in answering emails and phone calls if guests have any particular questions before or during their stay. My Manager Soco will be there for you if and when you need her assistance.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you for renting us your beautiful house in Tulum! It was the perfect way to ring in the New Year! We noticed on the day of the 31st that the neighbors had started to set out stuffed men on the street. We made our own stuffed man (stuffed with balloons)and set him out. We then discovered that they were meant to be burned, and furthermore had firecrackers embedded in the stuffing! We had such a great time wandering around the neighborhoods at midnight amid all the burning men and wishing everyone feliz ano nuevo! Everyone we met in Tulum was SO nice and helpful--Soco was amazing--gave us much advice, helped arrange for two friends whose luggage had been lost by the airline to have their bags delivered directly to the house, and did such a beautiful job tidying up after us and she even made us a flan for our last night. We went swimming with turtles in Akumal, to the secret beach you recommended (everyone's favorite), snorkeling in the Grand Ceynote, to Coba and the Tulum ruins, and best of all, just relaxing in hammocks and cookiong delicious dinners at the houses. Everyone loved your place so much. It was the perfect spot to return to at the end of each day's adventure. Thank you for all your helpful advice and tips and for being so responsive to all of our many emails.
Dec 2008
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Donna Funicello

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2003
Speaks spanish, english
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In 1985, I discovered Tulum by accident. I allowed a friend to pressure me into going there and made my first non-work-related travel trip. HEL-LOW!!!

question of myself many times. Let's just say I had fallen in love with the people and the place.

Donna Funicello purchased this house in 1985
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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STONE TREE TULUM-Sleeps 2-14 People
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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STONE TREE TULUM-Sleeps 2-14 People
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p22437vb
(415) 435-1512 (California, USA)
Tulum Quintana Roo
Novato, CA
5

Engaged @ the BEST Vacation Rental EVER!

  • 5 of 5
This review is long over due. It has been one year exactly to this day that my lovely Fiance, Jonathan, proposed to me. Donna, the owner, was kind enough to upgrade our reservation from the cottage to the house for this special occasion...(which we don't even know her personally which means- she's just that nice!) Soco, the sweetest and most helpful property manager, even set up the upstairs room with a swan made from a towel, rose petals all along the stairs leading up to the room, and all over the bed. She even put rose petals in the shape of a heart on the bed and there was candles all through out the room. She set it all up when we went out on a wonderful adventure to Coba. All of this came from the kindness in Soco's heart. Soco also treated us to her restaurant and cooked for us, which we invited her to stay and eat with us. Soco and Donna both gave us tons of recommendations to places we should eat, visit, and see. Soco and Donna are both genuine, kind, and very giving people and exactly the kind of people you want to support. Oh, and of coarse, the house was BEAUTIFUL! The house was authentic and centralized in the downtown area. It was walking distance from the heart of the town but just far enough where you can still get peace and quiet. The house was perfect for when we came home, beat, tired and hungry from a long day of adventures. It felt homey and was fully equipped for any family home cooked dinner. There are hammocks that can be set up for relaxing, especially with the windows open, you can get a great breeze. Not to mention is perfect for a cat nap after you've been drinking and just need a little snooze before your out having fun again ;) I highly recommend this location if you are someone looking for a home away from home that has fantastic hosts and is walking distance from all the greatest restaurants, music, cafes and shopping in downtown Tulum. Lastly, the beaches are only about 2 miles from the house. Also, the Ceynotes are even closer and just as fantastic to experience. Thank you Soco and Donna, you both are gems and we look forward to our next visit at Stone Tree!
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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STONE TREE TULUM-Sleeps 2-14 People
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p22437vb
(415) 435-1512 (California, USA)
Tulum Quintana Roo
Capitola, CA, USA
5

Unforgettable holiday in the tropics of Tulum!

  • 5 of 5
My family of 11 ranging in age from 1 to 75, stayed at Stone Tree for 1 week and we had the time of our lives. We absolutely loved the house and the two studios. They fit our family's needs well. The house is large, the bedrooms roomy, and the kitchen fully equipped. The beauty of the house and gardens exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed a lot the location as it is in a real neighborhood so we felt we had an authentic experience of Mexico. We will never be able to say enough about Socorro, the manager, as she was available daily for questions, concerns and suggestions. She went completely out of her way regarding my one year old granddaughter as she was ill and so she took us to a pediatrician and stayed with us from seeing the doctor to picking up her medicine at the farmacia. And this was after she worked all day in her restaurant. We are already planning the next vacation to Tulum and would stay at Stone Tree again. You can call me or write me anytime if you want to know anything else about the house.
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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STONE TREE TULUM-Sleeps 2-14 People
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p22437vb
(415) 435-1512 (California, USA)
Tulum Quintana Roo
Oregon
5

In the heart of Tulum!

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned home after a week's stay in the lovely Alta Cottage and could not have had a better time! Donna was a wonderful host and guide, sharing her list of places to visit which became the framework for our trip, and even taking us to her private beach! Soco provided 2 amazingly delicious meals for us, one when we arrived tired and hungry. The cottage was charming, clean and so close to the downtown activity which we loved ~ every night we strolled downtown to a different restaurant, enjoyed the carnavale going on, and just people watching from the sidewalk cafes. The beach was a quick drive from the house also . . . . all in all, an A +! We'll definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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STONE TREE TULUM-Sleeps 2-14 People
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p22437vb
(415) 435-1512 (California, USA)
Tulum Quintana Roo
-
5

Lovely Cottage in Tulum

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent eight nights in Alta Cottage. Everything was perfect for us. The views into the courtyard and off the rooftop were especially charming. It was great to have the convenience of walking to restaurants, shops and the central plaza. We enjoyed spending relaxing time at the beach with Donna who was great at providing good tips for day trips. The cottage was clean and even the small kitchen had everything we needed to cook in. Thanks Donna...we'll be back.
  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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STONE TREE TULUM-Sleeps 2-14 People
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p22437vb
(415) 435-1512 (California, USA)
Tulum Quintana Roo
Mexico City
5

Review July 2011 - 11 persones

  • 5 of 5
My family and I have stayed at Donna's house during 7 nights in July 2011. We were 11 persons and we rent the big house + the 2 small independant rooms. We inmediatly loved the place, it's quiet, charming, secure and Socoro gives an excellent extra service (she cooks great, she delivered us some quesadillas and we went to her resturant too). We highly recommend this place.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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STONE TREE TULUM-Sleeps 2-14 People
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p22437vb
(415) 435-1512 (California, USA)
Tulum Quintana Roo
Summerville, SC USA
4

Tulum in-town accommodations

  • 4 of 5
The room is comfortable and cozy.Everything was in working order. I would add a microwave to expand food preparation options.
I would also suggest to the owner to include the available (already existing) WiFi in the published rate. The additional $15.00 for the use of WiFi makes the room a bit expensive when compared to other similar places in Tulum.
I was fortunate to have the owner on the premises while I was there as she provided a great source of information about Tulum and the area in general.
The place is a good choice for a person who seek peace and quiet in a safe and convenient setting in Tulum. It is NOT close to the beach. One will need transportation to get to the beaches.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: I differ with David's remarks that the room is a "bit expensive". The going rates for rooms only in Tulum are the same as what DC paid for the Cottage Unit he rented including the added charge for wifi access in the unit and my cottage units are not "rooms only" but include full service kitchens with stove frig etc. and are air conditioned.

The beaches are 2 miles from the house. Most guests rent cars but like DC, a few do not. Taxi's - to and from the beaches, if you go every day amount to about the same as a car rental, if your-to and from-Cancun airport is factored in. There is a bike path to the beaches and bikes or scooters can be rented.

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Car: recommended

I highly recommend walking about town in the evenings. I love the neighborhood. Where else can you go where you might pad outside the gate and see an elephant and camel being led down the road announcing the circus has come to town? There are all sorts of street venders selling from their tri-cycles. You could never leave the neighborhood and have the freshest of vegies, fruits, honey, spices, etc...or walk a few blocks to the Cultural Center and find a world famous opera singer performing in the outdoor theatre at no charge. Or you want a beer, some ice, chips, walk across the street to the little in-house store to get them and head for the beach!

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Availability & Rates

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Tulum House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Normal
May 1 2014 - Dec 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$364
$2,200
 
 
Holiday
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
High
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Notes RATES Based on OCCUPANCY 10 PERSONS-$20.USD for each extra person
No charge for Children Age 2 or Under.
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Amenities

Amenities

Tulum House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Outside Shower - Great for de-sanding and for divers to de-salt equip.
  • Main House has 1 Bathroom on 1st Floor and 1 Bathroom on 2nd Floor. Each Cottage unit has a Bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Downstairs bedroom-Main House
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master bedroom-Main House-2nd Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Main House-2nd Floor
    Living/Dining Spare bed - 1 double , Main House, 1st Floor-Living/Dining 'Memory Foam' Bed
    Main House 2nd floor - Room between 2 Bdrms & Bath w/small frig
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Cottage 'Baja', 1st Floor Unit
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Cottage 'Alta', 2nd Floor
  • Main House:Each upstairs bedroom has outside stairways leading to them. Bedroom #2 has a small balcony and also a large tiled Terraza. Bedroom #3 has a smaller Terraza. Mattresses are pillowtop/high quality. King beds are comprised of 2 singles. They can be separated depending on your group's needs for sleeping arrangements. We have a CRIB for guest use.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Foosball
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
BABY SITTING: Soco, my manager is a grandmother and children love her. Everybody loves her. Children will want you to leave! She charges $5.00 per hour for child care in-house or to accompany you on excursions. MASSAGE: Our maya massage man will give you a massage for one hour for $35.Usd. Guaranteed, you will be amazed. He has cured ailments of mine and other guests that Doctors had said required surgery. CHEF: $5.00 per meal per person delivered on order. Added charge if served and cleanup after. Mexican menu: meat fish or vegetarian. PRE-TRAVEL SHOPPING: We will shop for food and drink or have a prepared meal for your arrival for an added charge.
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