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FAMILY-FRIENDLY CONDO CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN TULUM AND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACH IN MX

Mary Metz-Carda

Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Mary Metz-Carda

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014
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FAMILY-FRIENDLY CONDO CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN TULUM AND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACH IN MX

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Tulum Condo Rental Photos and Description

This new cozy condo has 2 bedrooms, is fully furnished and comfortable for 5 people with pool, palapa and children's playground in the common area and a private palapa out your back door.

It is located on the south edge of Tulum in a gated community, away from the noise of the town center. The condo is close to town with a variety of shopping options and many restaurants to choose from. There is a good variety of Mexican and international dining options in Tulum.

The beach is only a short drive away (about 10 minutes). It offers the most wonderful silky sand, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and more. Our home is diver friendly.

Description of the house and common area:

Main Floor

Living room, dining room, kitchen, ½ bathroom and small extra room with an inflatable single mattress.

Upstairs:

Master bedroom with queen size bed, bathroom and balcony.

Second bedroom with queen size bed, and hallway bathroom.

There is an inflatable mattress available for additional guest which can be set up in a extra room on the main floor.

Back Patio:

Private palapa, table and stools made by a Mayan friend, hammock chair, clothes washer, clothes line and native plantings. Two ceiling fans.

Car Parking:

Parking is available in front of the house inside the gated community.

Common Area:

Common area with pool, palapa and children playground.

The swimming pool has a shallow end for children to play.

Additional description:

Bedrooms and living area are equipped with air conditioners and ceiling fans.

Linens, towels, beach towels and bath soaps provided.

The kitchen is fully equipped including full-size refrigerator, stove, microwave and small appliances.

Entertainment system consists of TV, BLU-RAY/DVD player, DVDs, WIFI internet, and satellite TV. There is a second TV in the master bedroom.

Property management and other services:

The house is managed by John Killeen, a native Canadian who speaks English and Spanish and lives in the same community. He will be glad to assist you during your stay in Tulum.

A licensed physiotherapist, Belen, lives directly across the street and she offers deep tissue and Swedish massage by appointment.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mary Metz-Carda (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2014
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014

About Mary Metz-Carda

We bought our condo after several trips to the Yucatan. We like getting away from the cold winters in the US and enjoy the warmth and beauty of Tulum.

Mary Metz-Carda purchased this condo in 2012

Why Mary Metz-Carda chose Tulum

This area of the Yucatan is very historic from the Mayan Ruins to the Sian Ka'an biosphere. There are many cenotes in the area where you can enjoy swimming in the underground rivers. The location of the condo is private and quiet, away from the city sounds.

What makes this condo unique

TULUM GROCERY STORE Info

San Francisco: Mid Sized Grocery Store offering fresh produce and national products. Located in Tulum at the intersection of Highway 307 & Coba Road. Open Daily, 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Credit Cards Accepted.

Super Chedraui: New, and well stocked grocery store located on the north side of the road which leads from the Highway 307 to Tulum beach. This is the largest store in Tulum and includes a bakery and deli selection. Open Daily, 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Credit Cards Accepted.

Bodega Aurera: Part of the Sam's Club chain although membership not required. Located on the left hand side of the road leading from Tulum to Coba. Good selection. Warehouse style store. Open Daily, 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Credit Cards Accepted. Location: On the Coba Road 500 meters from San Francisco Supermarket

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Family-friendly condo close to downtown Tulum and the most beautiful beach in MX
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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Family-friendly condo close to downtown Tulum and the most beautiful beach in MX
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Tulum Quintana Roo
Granada Hills, CA
4

Our Month Stay in Tulum

  • 4 of 5
My family and I were traveling throughout southern Mexico for two months. We stayed at Mary's condo in Tulum for one month. The home is comfortable and spacious for our family of 5. We have three kids under 6 years old. There were a few little problems here and there, but John the property manager took care of it quickly. If you plan to visit Tulum during the summer, make sure you prepare for the heat and humidity. It gets very hot and humid. We had to spend most of our time indoor since the kids were too young to be exposed under the sun for any long period of time. Our main past time was going to the different beaches and swimming in the condo's pool. Tulum has one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. It attracts a different type of tourist then the Cancun area does, but I wouldn't recommend spending more than a week here. Everything you want to do can be done in a few days leaving you a day or two to relax before moving on to other adventures. Also, you definitely will need a car. Mary gave us a contact person in Playa del Carmen that beats out all car rental company I have research.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing my property. I appreciate the feedback and am glad to hear John took good care of you during your stay. It also sounds like Ramon also took care of your family with a reasonably priced car rental.

I agree that is it is very hot and humid during the summer months but am glad to hear you enjoyed staying in my condo and, of course, the beautiful beaches and a comfortable pool.

If you decide to travel in the Yucatan again I invite you to stay with me again. John says you are a lovely family and he was happy to have you there, as was I.
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Family-friendly condo close to downtown Tulum and the most beautiful beach in MX
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p572420vb
+1 -6053664333
Tulum Quintana Roo
Abbotsford, British Columbia
5

Absolutely Excellent!!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this Condo for the entire month of Feb 2014. We are pleased to say that we could not have been any happier!! Although it is listed as a condo to us it is a townhouse. The place was much bigger than we were expecting. It was VERY clean and up to date. We really enjoyed the peace a quiet we had at this place. The center of town is minutes away so to us it gives you the best of both worlds. Jump in the car drive minutes and you have everything you could want or need food wise, gift wise, restaurant wise and of course the AMAZING beach!! It was so nice having everything we would have at home as well. The place has full size appliances, air conditioning everywhere, tv (on satellite so many English channels), internet etc. Another AMAZING feature of the place is a MASSIVE palapa built in the back yard. Sitting inside of it was like being in paradise. It kept things very cool and pleasant outside and just the feel of being out there laying in a hammock or kicked back in a comfy chair with the nice breeze flowing and looking at the trees, plants flowers etc was amazing. On a couple of occasions we were visited by wild parrots. It was amazing to see them!! We found Mary and Darvin to be very helpful in answering any questions we had prior to going down to Mexico for the month. She was able to help us with so may questions we had. The beds in this place were amazing as the ONLY thing my wife and i have never enjoyed about going to Mexico are the hard as rock beds it appears all resorts have : ) Well this place has pillow top mattresses that were better than the ones we have back here at home!! It was also great to have 2 televisions. Again this place exceeded all of our expectations. Also something to keep in mind is that this place is managed by a fellow that lives in the complex named John Killeen. He is a wealth of knowledge on EVERYTHING and helped us many many times with questions we had about where to buy this or that or what places to eat at or what things to go see etc. Not only that but he can help anyone that is looking to buy a place in Tulum as he is a very knowledgeable Realtor. Him being there and the fact that he has lived there for many years is VERY helpful as he knows the ins and outs about everything. The owner of this place has obviously put a LOT of time and effort into ensuring that their guests have a GREAT time. We HIGHLY Recommend this place and will be going back for sure next year!! Heidi and Mike
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Heidi and Mike. It was nice to meet you and we look forward to you and your family revisiting again. Keep warm in BC or, better yet, come back to Tulum for a warm swim in the ocean.

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
City of Tulum
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 307
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
City of Tulum
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

Tulum is a beautiful village on the south end of the Rivera Maya that enjoys a deep rooted history in the important culture of the ancient Mayan people. In recent years, Tulum has flourished in trades that stem directly from the skills utilized by the ancestors of the area. To appreciate the history and making of Tulum, one must understand the history of the Mayan people.

The Mayan people are part of an amazing culture that had flourished in the lower regions of Mexico and what is now Guatemala, Honduras, Belize and El Salvador, during what is known as the classic period from about 300-900 CE. Recent discoveries in Guatemala show that this society was extremely well advanced as early as 300 BCE, prominently 600 years before the classic period began. These highly developed societies built pyramids and temples, developed a form of writing through hieroglyphics, and were highly skilled in mathematics and astrology. For reasons unknown, around 900 CE there was a major decline in the Mayan people in the area. They later began to flourish once again in the southern tip of Mexico, now known as the Yucatan Peninsula.

The Mayan people descend from earlier civilizations such as the nomadic hunter -gathers that came to this area as far back as 5000 BCE. It is possible that the Mayan descended from civilizations such as the Olmecs, thought to be the very first true civilization to develop in this area around 1500 BCE. Both the highly developed written language of the Maya as well as the complex calendar that they developed were both based on the Olmecs earlier version.

As the Mayan people began to flourish so did their many skills. In addition to being regarded as the inventors of many Meso-American cultures such as the first calendar and the most highly developed hieroglyphically written language in the northern hemisphere, their mathematical achievements and amazing accuracy with advanced astronomy has earned this culture an important place in the development of the western hemisphere. Highly advanced in art and trade they continued to share the bounty of their knowledge until the late 16th century after the Spanish Conquest.

The religion of the Mayan people is based on a structure of various gods. The Mayan believed that these gods had direct influence on events that happen each day, month and year and would do rituals and sacrifices to earn favor with the gods. Although not as much as the Aztecs, blood sacrifice was a part of the Mayan culture but did not always include loss of life. In many occasions a personal offering of shed blood, flowers, art and food were offered to the Gods.

Tulum, meaning wall in Mayan, was named such when it was discovered and first explored in the early 1800s by Juan de Grijalva's expedition to the area. This fortified Mayan city had been utilized during the Post classic period around 1200-1450 CE. And the site remained occupied until the late 16th century when it was finally abandoned after the arrival of the Spanish.

This ancient walled city was, in its time, a thriving civilization. Originally thought to be called Zama, Mayan for dawn, Tulum was a major crossroads of trade from both land and sea managing trade from Honduras and into the Yucatan. This is evident by the large amount of artifacts from all over Mexico that have been uncovered at this site. Tulum is one of the only fortified Mayan sites and is one of the best preserved coastal sites in all of Mexico. The ruins of Tulum have brought travelers from all over the world into her walls and shown them the splendor of her city.

Tulum’s wall for which it is named is 5 meters (about 16 feet) thick and as many as 8 meter (about 26 feet) in some areas and provided the perfect protection for the Mayan people that lived here.

Tulums most common depiction is that of the diving god or descending god. This god is depicted as an upside down figure and is seen among many doorways on the ruins in Tulum. The waters around Tulum, mostly cenotes, were believed by the ancient Mayan to be the entrance to the underworld.

The City Square sits in the center of the city and is bordered by El Castillo to the west. This breathtaking structure sits atop a 12 meter (about 39 foot) cliff and is one of the most photographed sites in the Rivera Maya.

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Rates & Availability

From $500 Per week

Tulum Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday
Dec 14 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Apr 7 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$625
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Jul 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning Fee $30
Notes Internet services and satellite TV are included. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Tulum Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 875 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There is a half bath on the main floor and 2 full baths on the second floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 1 & 2 have queen beds. Inflatable twin size mattress for additional person.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Restaurants in Tulum (we recommend) El Camello(Excellent FISH) Charlie’s(Mexican) Buenos Aires(Brazilian Steak House) El Capitan(Mexican) Don Cafetti(Mexican with entertainment) Baguettes(On the Coba Hwy -300 meters from San Francisco Supermarket) Kinich (Authentic Mayan food at the south edge of Tulum) El Paraiso - on the beach (good food and drink and a relaxing, romantic evening out) Tour of Sian Ka’an and Muyil Ruins Contact: Pastor Caamal Witzil (Mayan - speaks good English - Excellent guide and affordable tour) pastorcaamal@gmail.com (English or Spanish) 984-105-8220 (Spanish only) Taxi Driver Contact: Felipe (lives in our development and is very dependable - speaks good English) 984-119-9734

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