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 7 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.com. 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
The owner of Casa Pastel, Stephanie Pappas, is a published author of yoga books and a yoga teacher/trainer for 20 years. She lived at her place in Mexico for over 8 years in between teaching gigs in the USA.
She was born in New York City in 1960 and grew up in central New Jersey. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, Douglass College. After graduating from college, she worked for 10 years as a trainer, technical writer, and technician in the telecommunications industry.
Stephanie (a.k.a. Stefani) Ann Pappas has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation since 1992.
She is the founder and director of the Devalila Yoga Teacher Training, a registered 200 hour level training with the Yoga Alliance. Stephanie has certified over 200 teachers in North America and holds teacher trainings once a year.
Her yoga books 'Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting' was published in 2006 and 'Yoga at Your Wall' was published in 2009. All her books are available on the internet.
She is also a massage therapist, interfaith minister, belly dance teacher, aspiring web designer and ESL teacher. Stephanie is available to lead workshops and trainings.
She hopes you enjoy your stay in Tulum, and have an interesting experience living local with your Mayan and Mexican neighbors!
Tulum is amazing. The beaches have an unprecedented beauty. It is great to eat outdoors in a tropical environment and on the beach. There are lots of local artists and musicians. Tulum has a funky-chic, yet mystical quality about it. Many comment on the intense spiritual energy coming from the nearby ruins, mayan influence, and underground waterways/caves.
Miles and miles of classic caribbean beaches that are largely empty, funky night life and eating outdoors, mystical experiences visiting the mayan ruins, cenotes, and underground caves.
Again, this property is in the town of Tulum on a friendly street. You will experience local liiving, which means you will hear roosters crowing, vendors riding their bikes, and your neighbors playing music or singing now and then!
Mayan ruins, cenotes - jungle fresh water swim holes, underground caves and cave diving, Sian Kaan reserve, reef diving
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Refund policy: No refund 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 2 months notice
|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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