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Quiet beach, turquoise snorkeling water, come relax in paradise

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Casa Los Tulipanes is a well appointed, two bedroom, two and one half bath home on the beach of Soliman Bay near Tulum Mexico. The home was built with an eye toward traditional Mexican architecture and the goal of being very comfortable. Soliman Bay is a gated community with 24 hour security.

Each of the two upstairs bedrooms is air conditioned for extra comfort. The Master Bedroom has a king bed and attached bathroom with double showers. The Second Bedroom has two queen beds, air conditioning, and an attached bath with single shower. Each of the bathrooms has a security safe for your valuables.

We also have a crib for infants and an inflatable queen-size bed that can be placed in the master bedroom for small kids or downstairs (near the half bath) for larger kids or adults. With all beds in use the home can sleep eight people and a child in the crib.

A large porch in front of the upstairs bedrooms and is a wonderful place to read or watch the birds in the coconut palms that grow wild in the front yard.

On the main floor, you are welcomed by a open floor plan with high ceilings that includes a raised dining area and attached living room. The dining table can accommodate six people. The living room area has a couch, and a large coffee table. The kitchen is separated by a large breakfast bar with three stools.

The kitchen is well equipped with a blender, microwave, coffeemaker, stove, and oven. We also keep a 48 quart ice chest at the house for those who would like to use one during their stay. We provide some food staples in the refrigerator for our guests upon their arrival. Bottled water is available in the Kitchen and in both bathrooms upstairs.

For entertainment we have a selection of DVDs and CDs (but bring your own favorites too). We have an Ipod Docking Station for our guests to enjoy. We have a TVs DVDs and Satellite service in the living room and each bedroom. We also have some board games for the kids and adults. The home has over 300 books we have specially selected for our guests to read while down on vacation. The open floor plan is great for entertaining and enjoying this slice of paradise. We also provide a WIFI signal for our guests who desire access to the internet.

Out the front door leading to the beach,we have a patio and seating area outside of the house. On this patio we have a large box that is full of various water shoes, life jackets, and snorkel equipment for your use during your stay with us. Do not hesitate to bring an inflatable raft or your own gear. Anything you want to leave, like a raft, will be enjoyed by future guests.

As you walk down the short sandy path to the beach, seagrapes create a green tunnel you walk through before emerging into the brilliant sunshine on the beach. We offer lounge chairs and hammocks under the shade palapa.

Two sea Kayaks are available for you to explore the bay or tie up on the bouys near the reef to enjoy some fine snorkeling in this protected bay. Walking the beach early in the morning is a wonderful way to see various marine life close to shore.

For groups who need an extra bedroom we make an air conditioned casita available that can accomodate two adults and an infant in a crib. This casita boasts sea views and guests enjoy their own private 15 meter beach, palapa and sea kayaks for exploring the bay.

Keywords: Vacation Home, Soliman Bay, Tulum, Mexico, Casita for rent

More Details

Bill Hitt
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Bill,

I was just thinking about you this morning and sending you an e-mail!

Our trip was wonderful, and the accommodations were fabulous. Vincente was so pleasant and kind and always helpful when we had questions or needed anything.

It was a very relaxing setting. We loved both Tulum and Akumal. We also enjoyed snorkeling in the bay right in front of the home. We would definitely do the trip again, and if it is ok, we would love to save your contact info to

forward on to family & friends considering travel to Mexico.
Feb 2008
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Tulum House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • Bedroom one has a comfortable bathroom with large double shower with soap, shampoo, bottled drinking water, and hair dryer provided. Towels for bath and beach are provided as well. Bedroom two has a nice tiled bathroom with shower. Shampoo, soap, hairdryer, and bottled drinking water are included for your convenience. Each bathroom has a personal safe for your valuables. A half bath is located on the main floor for your convenience. In this half bath we include various first aid supplies, flashlights, and other items to make your stay more comfortable.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Bedroom 1 has a king bed. This bedroom can also have an inflatable queen bed installed for additional guests (or it can be used on the main floor). In addition, a crib for infants is available. The second bedroom has two queen beds. Both bedrooms have Cable TV and DVD player. Both bedrooms have air conditioning and each has its own bathroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Upon your arrival you will be greeted and assisted with your luggage by our caretaker. After a night of rest, our manager will stop by to welcome you and give you additional information about activities, and answer any questions about your vacation. We maintain an up to date guestbook with information on the house, area activities, restaurants, chef and massage services available and other information to make your vacation memorable. Laundry service is available, just ask our caretaker or manager about this service. Delicious local cuisine can be prepared for you by the finest chef on the Bay. These services can be scheduled and paid for directly with her. Just see our guestbook for a menu and costs for this service. We have WIFI Internet access available to our guests and have an iPod docking station in the living room. Kayaks await you to explore the reefs scattered about the bay. Soliman Bay is a gated community with 24 hour security.


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Quiet beach, turquoise snorkeling water, come relax in paradise
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 25 reviews
Spencer, Iowa

Excellent vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Soliman Bay is a quiet, private beach with little traffic other than the pelicans an a few kayaks. We enjoyed getting to know some of our neighboring beachcombers and the easy access to many of the top tourist locations. Although our family of 6 had their dream vacation at Los Tulipanes, on Soliman Bay, one week did not give us enough time for all the snorkeling, scuba diving lessons, temple climbing, and sun bathing that is offerred at this heavenly spot. We need to book again! Thank you Bill for making your home available to us and Gracious Vincente for taking care of us.

We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2010
  • Stayed: December 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Becky, I am glad you and your family had a great time. Mi casa es su casa. Come back any time. Bill
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Comfortable home in a relaxing environment

  • 4 of 5

Casa Los Tulipanes is a wonderful beach house. Perfect for 2 couples and the proximity to the beach is perfect. Just step outside and you're on the beach. Snorkeling in the bay is amazing....we saw turtles, sting rays, barracuda and dozens of others. Highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, UT


  • 5 of 5

Casa Los Tulipanes can truly be summed up in one word: paradise. Just imagine stepping out from your own back patio directly onto a pristine beach in the middle of a serene, quiet bay of turquoise water. Watch pelicans diving for their breakfast while the sun rises over the Caribbean. Spend the day relaxing on what is for all intents and purposes your own private beach, then eating a delicious meal prepared by a chef in your home. It doesn't get better than this.

We stayed here for a magical week - myself, husband, 2 young kids, and grandma. We all agreed this was one of our best vacations ever. The kids (aged 6 and 8) could not get enough of the calm, warm bay waters, seeing fish through crystal clear water, and spotting turtles. The grownups loved lounging in the palapa, the comfortable, clean house, and talking over our next excursions with Rosa, the fantastic property manager and all around guide. Carlos is the chef and his coconut shrimp and flan were the best I've ever tasted. Bill, the owner, was also so helpful answering questions in advance.

We visited Akumal and Tulum on our trip and were so glad we decided to stay here instead. This beach here is just as beautiful and so much quieter and more relaxing. We are also not all-inclusive types - when we travel we want to get AWAY from crowds and structured activities. This was absolutely perfect for us, and if you're okay with a little shopping, cooking, and driving, this will be great for you too.

A few tips: have Carlos cook you dinner on your day in. It was wonderful to arrive to a home cooked meal and not have to worry about shopping or finding a restaurant after flying in. Ask Rosa for restaurant and trip ideas, she never led us astray! Our trip highlights were biking at Coba at dawn and Cenote Labnaha. However, there is so much to do here, you can't go wrong.

We have stayed at many VRBOs over the years and this is our #1. Thank you so much to Bill, Rosa, and Carlos for a fantastic week!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet, great for a family

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, quiet beach. We loved snorkeling right out front and saw many fish among the small coral reef. I loved the hammocks under the shade. My kids played in sand, collected shells, played in the waves. Very close to Tulum, we enjoyed Coba ruins and seeing a Mayan village, kids liked Xel-ha. This is a great base for a visit to the area. I enjoyed it much more than the town of Tulum itself.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Solid spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. We were here for about 9 days. Great property, right on the beach. House was cleaned daily, which was great to keep the sand level down! Fresh towels, beach towels, etc. Cleaner even made us rice pudding one day, which was awesome and my kids loved it! Great management too, Rosa was available if we needed anything at all. The beach is very private (for Yucatan Peninsula at least), great little cabana roof, beach loungers, hammocks, kayaks, and fantastic snorkeling in the bay in front. We saw turtles, stingrays, barracuda, lobster, and a ton of other species. Highly recommend this spot, although please don't overbook it so it's available when I want to come back! :)

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic All Around!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Los Tulipanes for a week and loved it! The house is beautiful, very well kept, and a great size. We had 2 families (4 adults, 3 kids and 2 babies) stay in the main house and had plenty of room. Plenty of space for hanging out inside and outside, even putting whole families in the bedrooms was fine. The beach area was beautiful and also well kept. Steps from the house, plenty of chairs, hammocks, shade, kayaks, etc. The house also had a lot of extra's (plenty of dishes (including plastic for outside), paper towels, some condiments, coffee, sugar, etc) that just made the vacation that much easier. Bill and Rosa (house manager) even started us off with some food basics! They definitely went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Rosa was almost like a concierge offering restaurant ideas, booking massages, coordinating the chef, and even coordinating a babysitter for us! We saw Rosa almost daily and she was fantastic! We had a medical emergency and Rosa called a local doc, escorted us to his office and was willing to escort us to the hospital. Even offered her clothes for our injured daughter. She absolutely went above and beyond. I can't say enough good things about Rosa and Bill and their efforts to make our stay incredible. We would stay at this house again in a heartbeat and would highly recommend it. Also, definitely book the chef, he was amazing!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. I always love to hear when our guests have a fabulous time at Casa los Tulipanes. Remember that when the memories of your last trip make you feel like coming down again for a recharge, your paradise awaits you and your family. All the best. Bill
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Car: recommended

The fabulous Mayan Ruins of Tulum are just 15 minutes away by car. Blue water fishing, golf, and cave diving (and cave snorkeling) and dry cave exploring are just minutes away as well. Terrific restaurants are in walking distance and others are a short car ride away. The wonderful town of Tulum, a small Mayan village near the ruins, is just 10 to 15 minutes South by car. The village of Tulum has internet access, banking, grocery stores, and shopping for all your needs. An awesome chef, who lives on the Bay, is available to prepare local cuisine for you. Just check out our guest book when you arrive to see how to contact her and arrange for a feast of your own. We also update our guestbook regularly so you know the latest of what is going on in the area. Our house manager will greet you a day after you arrive and can answer questions you may have and offer suggestions of fun excursions to local sites during your stay. Our goal is to have all of our guests enjoy a memorable vacation.




Additional information about rental rates

Cancellations are effective on the date written notice is received in our office or email acknowledged by Owner. The following assessments will apply on cancellations: 61 to 90 days prior to arrival = 30% or rent / 60 days or less prior to arrival date = 100% of rent. (Forfeited funds less $100.00 can be applied to a later reservation within two years of original reservation.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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