With three air conditioned bedrooms and an air conditioned living room this beach villa is comfortable any time of year. What could be more ideal for a great vacation than being on a beautiful tropical beach like Soliman Bay, in a dreamy villa, and all you have to do is chill out, or walk out on the sand, slap on some sun screen, tan a bit, and do a little snorkeling and kayaking?
On the lower level Casa Palmeras has an open floor plan with a glass wall on its beach side. The beach side patio is fully furnished, shady, and an outdoor grilling area is among the coconut palms for cookouts. Inside, the house's main living space has a L shaped couch, large coffee table surrounded by several chairs. Across from the living room is a dining area that seats six. Just behind it is a raised breakfast counter that separates the dining room from the fully equipped kitchen. All the accessories are provided by a dishwasher (actually the maid does dishes).
Up on the second level are two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with two queens. Both have a private bathroom and access to a furnished upper level terrace that looks toward the beach. A auxiliary double sleeper/couch on the second floor folds out and can sleep two kids (or an adult in a pinch).
Up a flight of stairs is the rooftop bedroom suite, very private, and it has a great panoramic view. This suite has has a king size bed, sitting area, ocean view and a jungle side private terrace for the sunset. This is a nice private bedroom, rather romantic with a palapa roof overhead, AC and private bathroom.
The swimming pool is on the beach side if the house and has a shade patio with dining table and chairs, and a wooden deck with has chaise lounges and other furnishings. A little closer to the beach is a built-in grill.
Out on the sand is a very nice tiled grill for cookouts. There is plenty of space to spread out since casa Palmeras is set back from the beach allowing plenty of space for the grill and relaxing at the edge of the beach. Out by the surf line are sling-back tanning chairs, chaise lounges, a thatched shade umbrella, three sea kayaks, and general bliss on Soliman Bay.
Keywords: weekly vacation villa, caribbean villa, Soliman Bay, ocean front, sleeps 10, cook service available, kayaks, snorkle, white sand beach, swim, coral reef
Working and living in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. About 3 hours from Casa Palmeras.
The Owner purchased this villa in 2001
What a wonderful experience staying here at the house. It was our first visit to the Tulum area and we couldn't have chosen a better time to come. The weather was spectacular for the entire visit. We will be back for another visit soon!
Our family of 8 stayed at Casa Palmeras for 9 wonderful nights recently, and I'd most definitely head there again the first chance I get. Other places might also be on the beach….or have several bedrooms…but whoever built Casa Palmeras got all the details just right. The bedrooms (all up some stairs) are very spacious and sufficiently separated that none of us heard the others. The furnishings are solidly built, large and comfy, which isn't always true in beach houses in my experience. One of the best things was that our family could all comfortably sit around in the evenings in the large living area and play charades or whatever. Very inviting and lovely space. Also there's a beachside patio getaway for everyone seeking a hammock or a private space, the garden is so spacious and the palms so plentiful. The kitchen is perfectly equipped and we enjoyed being able to have two meals a day at home. As for the beach, the sand beach is well equipped with comfy lounges for all plus two palapas for shade. The first few days we were there the sea weed (or whatever it's called) was plentiful where the beach meets the water, but by the third day it washed away again I guess, and we didn't see it again. Reef shoes are a necessity, however, as walking out into the deeper water or out to the reef for snorkeling will take you thru some weeds and over a few rocks. It didn't bother us. We just wore the shoes, walked out carefully, and then started swimming or snorkeling. The kayaks were a fun bonus and we made good use of them every day. Thank you, Homeowner, for sharing your beautiful home with us---obviously a well-loved home. We had a great time and we'll be back!
My wife and I stayed at Casa Palmeras in July with two other couples, and we all had a blast! The house really over delivered for the price. The pictures really don't do it justice. It was thoughtfully appointed and delivered on everything that it said it did. It was larger than we expected from its pictures and really quite beautiful. The pool was an excellent respite, but we found that we spent most of our time on the beach and in the water of Soliman Bay. Even though there are houses on both sides, it still feels rather secluded. The private beach was amazing and the water of Soliman Bay was just perfect. The bedrooms were all very large, and the on-suites were ideal for three couples. Maria and Francisco were attentive, but not overly present. They did a great job of cleaning the house each day and making sure we had whatever we needed, even helping us light the barbeque and loaning us a machete for cutting open coconuts. We scheduled dinner with Maria the first night we got there, and were really glad that we had done so after a full day of travel. The food was delicious and provided leftovers for the next day's lunch. Located 11km north of Tulum, Casa Palmeras was an excellent base for our adventures, and was a joy to return to each evening.
We were all sad to leave after seven days, and all agreed that we'd rather just move there than travel home. We had an amazing trip to the area and would absolutely stay at Casa Palmeras again.
A few notes:
1) Neither Maria nor Francisco speak English. We were able to get by with a combination of rudimentary Spanglish and Google Translate (thank you wifi!!)
2) All bedrooms are upstairs. I wouldn't recommend this property to people with disabilities or older travelers.
3) The trick to lighting the barbeque is to shave a decent amount of candle wax on the coals. Combined with an interior base of paper, it'll light right up. (Thank you Francisco!!)
4) You will absolutely want a car if staying here. We had zero issues with driving or police. Pay attention to speed limits and be careful of the speed bumps. Don't drive intoxicated, and you'll be just fine.
5) Standard gratuity for staff is 10% of rental fee. Factor this into your budget.
6) Due to the constant humidity, depending on where in the country you live, your clothes may weigh much more upon your return than when you arrive.
Great Home to stay in.
Right in front of property school of sea turles. Everyone from other properties wanting to be there.
The beach in front was cleaned every morning before we got up to start a new day. You never saw them cleaning the beach in front of the property but every morning it was super clean from the day before.
Looking forward to staying there again !!!!!!!!!!!!!