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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 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:
April 28, 2017

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Quiet beach, turquoise snorkeling water, come relax in paradise
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 20 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: Dec 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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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

Thank You Bill for renting your beautiful home. We rented the main house and the casita for a family vacation and loved every second. We were fortunate to see the baby sea turtles hatch and find their way to the sea. It really was magical!! Bill is so helpful with my many questions about the property. The pictures don't do the house justice. We were more than comfortable. There are many homes along Solomon Bay but they are designed in such a way that you have total privacy and you have your own little slice of beach real estate. We enjoyed swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. Flor did an excellent job of caring for the details of the house as well as providing us a wonderful home cooked meal. She also dined with us along with her husband and adorable kids. It was a real treat! Rosa was also helpful during our stay and had lots of good suggestions for excursions in the area. And don't forget to take care of the adorable little dog, Timmy, that comes around. He is a stray, but is very friendly and affectionate. He stole our hearts. We can't wait to return to paradise some day! There is so much to do and explore in the area as well. Great location!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased to hear you had a relaxing stay! Your family was able to enjoy a very unique experience of watching the baby turtles hatching. This year we had 5 nests on our 30 meters of beach. That may well mean that the turtles enjoy swimming in the bay as much as our guests enjoy snorkeling in the beautiful waters. Our team of house manager and caretaker/cook work hard to make sure that our guests know of the options for fun and interesting activities to do in the area before having a nice meal waiting for them after a day of sightseeing. Soliman Bay is a quaint and private oasis just 10 minutes north of the ruins and town of Tulum. We hope to share with our guests all that the area has to offer so they go home with memories that last a lifetime. Thanks again for your kind comments, and rest assured that Timmy the dog is getting lots of food and attention.
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Best place on Solimanan Bay

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Los tulipanes was amazing. This home is beautiful and so well kept. The staff is top notch. We are so blessed to have spent two weeks making memories with our children here. The snorkeling was amazing right in front of the house. We kayaked almost daily and enjoyed two magnificent meals cooked by Flor right at home. The area is safe and the locals are very inviting. I highly recommend this property. Thank you again Bill for allowing us the opportunity to enjoy a piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you and your family had another great stay on Soliman Bay at Casa Los Tulipanes! With the kids getting bigger each year your family is making memories you will always enjoy talking about in the future. Remember your slice of paradise is here for you so when you all need a recharge just come on down. All the best! Bill
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Spectacular home and location!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from the best vacation we have ever had. The view from the top deck of this home is simply stunning. The lower deck is such a great use of outdoor space and we spent the majority of our time there if we weren't on the beach. We brought our children ages 2 and 4 along for our two week stay. The bay is ideal for children as the water is very calm. The snorkeling is safe and there are kayaks provided for use. Bill, the owner is so great to work with. Very friendly and accommodating. Flor is the Gardner and maid and she is truly one of a kind. She is meticulous and an amazing cook. Our best meals on this trip were the ones she prepared. Be sure to have her cook at least one meal for you during your stay. Rosa, the property manager, is fantastic as well. She is so helpful in planning activities and helping with whatever you might need. We are so thankful to have found this place and hope to return to this majestic paradise.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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We love this home and location!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to Soliman Bay and we love the quiet and beauty here and how uncrowded it is. It's still easy to get to the sights and adventures, other beaches, stores and restaurants. Los Tulipanes is a lovely home which feels very private, surrounded by palms and other plantings you are in your own little sanctuary just steps away from the beach and swimming. The owners clearly care for both the home and the ecology of the area. The beds and pillows are comfortable. The furniture inside and out is comfortable-- not often the case in Mexico. The house is well equipped including a coffee grinder and much appreciated shampoo and conditioner. My husband and I were here alone - but the house and casita would be fine for a family or 2-3 couples. Caretakers Flor and her husband are wonderful and make terrific food. We would definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burleson, Texas


  • 5 of 5

Casa los Tulipanes is fabulous! The accommodations were perfect for our family of four w/two teenage boys, and we were very well attended to by the caretakers and property manager. This was our 5th stay on Bahia Soliman (we are in love with the bay!), but our first in the lovely Tulipanes. What a gem! Located in the center of the bay, it's an easy swim to a couple of coral heads literally right in the "back yard." In addition to a variety of fish, we saw several rays and turtles. When we weren't on the beach or in the water, we were enjoying the beautiful patio or balcony, each with its own incredible view. (Star gazing from the balcony hammock is about as good as it gets, and I saw several "shooters!") A highlight of our trip was a visit to nearby LabnaHa Ecopark. We spent a day with them exploring a couple of cenotes, including zip-lining, swimming, cliff jumping, and cave snorkeling. It was awesome! We couldn't have written a better vacation script!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Tulum House Rental Rates

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Jan 3 2017 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 30 2017 - Nov 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay

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.)

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