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Paradise in Sian Ka'an Reserve - Right on the Beach

Bedrooms 8
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps up to 16)

Rancho Pedro Paila (Peter Pan Ranch) is located 90 miles south of Cancun, about 10 miles south of Tulum. It consists of one large house with 4 bedrooms and two small houses with two bedrooms each, situated right on the Caribbean Sea, nestled amongst palm trees and set upon dunes of whitest sand, and an incomparable beach. A caretaker’s home is located in the rear of the houses. There is a shallow and pristine coral reef that extends all along the coast, approximately 300 meters off shore. But there is more….

The area is unique because it is within the 'Sian Ka'an Reserve', a protected area of over one million acres, so there are very few neighbors. While the front doors open onto the beach and the sea, the back of the property abuts a large lagoon, Lake Boca Paila, which is a haven for a multitude of varieties of birds and fish, with mangrove channels extending for miles, Mayan ruins, and lush tropical flora and fauna.

This property is recommended for people who want to get away from it all, relax and enjoy a holiday on the beach. This simple property is located six miles down the dirt road from Tulum to Punta Allen within the Xian Ka'an nature reserve. This public road, maintained by the city of Tulum, can be in varying conditions based on the weather, so a four wheel drive car may be necessary during certain seasons. All properties within the reserve must generate their own power and provide their own water, so it is very important that our guests conserve these very important resources. Our power consists of solar, wind and a generator. All three forms of power are required when there are large groups on the property.

Due to the remote nature of the property, we do not recommend this property to guests who are looking for a place where you can walk to dinner, hit the bars and enjoy a lot of night life. Most of our guests spend all their time enjoying our beautiful beach and property.

Rancho Pedro Paila also is home to a full-time caretaker who maintains the property. The caretaker can provide additional services like breakfast and dinner for an additional fee.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2017

About Michael

This property is owned and operated by three partners who all live in the United States. We have always had on site caretakers who maintain the property in our absence.

Michael purchased this house in 1988

Why Michael chose Quintana Roo

We bought this property because we love the remoteness and the beauty of the location. Pure white sand and one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

What makes this house unique

This is where we go to get away from it all. You may be on the beach for multiple days and never see anyone. The property's location within the UNESCO bio-sphere of Sian Ka'an affords us the luxury of a remote location but still within a half hour to one hour drive of the city of Tulum.


Tulum House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 16
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - casa blanca - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - casa blanca - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - casa blanca - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - casa blanca - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - casa rosa - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - casa azul - toilet , shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • casa blanca 1 - 1 king
    casa blanca 4 - 2 twin/ single
    casa rosa 1 - 1 queen
    casa rosa 2 - 1 queen
    casa azul 1 - 1 queen
    casa azul 2 - 1 queen
    casa blanca 2 - 2 queen
    casa blanca 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Paradise in Sian Ka'an Reserve - Right on the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
Big Sky, Montana

Tropical Escape with Excellent amenities and Fly Fishing

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent 5 days at the Rancho. We were greeted by the friendly staff and shown to our room with a great tour of the property. The caretaker speaks great English and very willing to help with anything you may need. The house has everything thing you need and the meals that are prepared by the caretakers are excellent. My main focus was fly fishing and I was set up with guide Chico who was very good at spotting the fishing and getting me on the big ones. There are big fish to be caught in the lagoon, and plenty of bonefish to keep an angler entertained for days. I was with my sister who enjoyed the house and walks on the beach. There are cozy spots to hang out in the hammock and read a book or on the beach to catch plenty of sun. You can walk for miles on the beach and feel like it is all your own. If you are planning a trip to this area it is the place to stay, a short distance to Tulum if you want all that. I will take Ranch Pedro Paila myself.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. I too am an avid fly fisherman and love fishing for bonefish, tarpon, permit and snook in the lagoon. Our caretaker can help you find an excellent guide. So glad you had a wonderful time!
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San Diego, CA

Rancho Pedro Paila, Your Own Private Resort

  • 5 of 5

Although I had heard of Rancho before, this was our first stay. We were lucky enough to get the whole place. That's the Main House and both Casitas. Perfect for the 12 of us with room to spare. It was absolutely just like our own private resort.

The description and pictures were close but in person was amazing. So many beautiful views. Sunrise from any of the three Palapas, any porch or the most amazing deck on the main house where the sunsets were just ablaze. Sunsets, where fresh Guacamole, Pico De Gallo & Chips were served by the Staff.

We opted for the meal package (dinners) and were never disappointed. 6 meals that were every bit as good as any restaurant. The caretakers were amazing and really treated us well. It was obvious how much they cared for the property. Plenty to do in the area like Fishing with Chico (one of the local fishing guides) or a trip into Tulum for a nice Cenote Snorkel (a must). We also spent a day shopping, eating and drinking in town, about 20 minutes away, near the local resorts. Too much fun. The ride back and forth can be a bit bumpy but they were fixing the road while we were there. Mike, the Property Manager was very informative about what to expect regarding everything from the road condition to travel time from Cancun etc... Listen to him and maybe go with a jeep. Much more fun than a car.

In a nutshell, Rancho Pedro Paila was about as good as it gets. Just make sure your ready to kick back and relax.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to know other people enjoy this property as much as we do. The property is a bit remote being in the Sian Kaan Biosphere south of Tulum. But getting away from it all is what it is all about.
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Great Accommodation in a Unique Setting

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Rancho Pedro Paila several times for the purpose of fly fishing in the lagoons. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable, the food outstanding and the caretakers and owners gracious and hospitable. Really a wonderful experience.

The fly fishing in this area is really unique. Catching a permit on a fly is a very rare occurrence. Fishing here, catching a permit on a fly is a real possibility. This past week my partner and I caught 8 permit and landed 6 including both of us achieving grand slams (catching permit, bonefish and tarpon) on the same day. It is remarkable to site the fish from the boat or on your feet and thrilling to be able to present a fly and have the fish eat it.

The Sian Ka'an Reserve is a special place. Seeing tropical birds such as parrots, orioles, herons, egrets, ospreys, and many more is an everyday occurrence. As you travel the lagoons seeing crocodiles, manatee and schools of different fish you realize how fortunate you are to be here.

The lodge owners can connect you with fishing guides or eco tours. For anyone who enjoys an experience that is both comfortable and wild I wholeheartedly endorse Rancho Pedro Paila.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned to Rancho Pedro Paila for a week of bliss. This was our third trip to this perfect, secluded piece of paradise. This is truly a get away from it all type experience. We had a group of families with young kids - kids and adults alike had a wonderful time. We spent most days relaxing on the beach, in the palapas and on our porch while the kids played happily in the dunes, on the beach and in the water. The caretakers are lovely - we had them prepare our breakfasts and dinners most days - a huge treat for the parents not to cook all the meals! The house(s) are well stocked and layed out - clean and fresh and situated right on your own beautiful beach. There are some great adventures to do for day trips (cenotes, fishing, ruins, shopping and eating in Tulum) but we were so relaxed and happy at the Rancho we could barely get ourselves to go anywhere else. Can't wait for our next trip to Rancho Pedro Paila!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paraíso en Tulum

  • 5 of 5

Esta casa es perfecta para pasar una linda semana en familia, disfrutando las paradisíacas playas de Tulum. Nosotros llegamos de noche porque nos llevó bastante tiempo llegar hasta Tulum, hacer las compras en el supermercado y hacer el trayecto de ripio hasta la casa. Pero a la mañana siguiente nos sorprendimos de la belleza del lugar. La casa está muy bien equipada, la cocina tiene todo lo necesario para cocinar, no tiene aire acondicionado, pero la verdad que no hace falta si se duerme con las ventanas abiertas ya que siempre hay un aire fresco que viene del mar. Nosotros tenemos 3 niños muy chiquitos, de 1 a 4 años de edad, así que hay partes de la casa que son un poco peligrosas como la terraza o la escalera. Pero Laura y sus ayudantes nos ayudaron a fabricar una puerta de madera al final de la escalera para que los chicos no pudieran bajar la escalera solos. El tema de la terraza no fue ningún problema porque simplemente dejamos la puerta ventana que da a la terraza cerrada. Laura y sus ayudantes nos ayudaron en la cocina prácticamente todos los días, siempre muy solícitos y amables. La playa es increíble, es muy extensa y hay muchísimo lugar para que los niños jueguen y corran. Este es un lugar en el que pueden convivir muchas personas en paz y sin molestias, ya que hay muchísimos lugares para estar como la palapa, las lidas galerías que tiene la casa, la playa. Cuando nosotros estuvimos había muchas algas y basura, que quizás opacaba un poco la belleza del lugar. Pero Laura y sus ayudantes hicieron un muy buen trabajo sacando las algas y limpiando la playa. Las actividades que puedes hacer no tienen fin. Nosotros fuimos en los kayaks hasta el banco de corales, los anclamos y nos dedicamos a hacer snorkel. Fue un placer poder disfrutar del lugar y de nuestra familia sin tener que preocuparnos de la limpieza de la casa o de cocinar. Laura nos hizo una compra de supermercado a la mitad de la semana y con eso bastó. La verdad que no puedo esperar para volver a esta linda casa rodeada de esta reserva natural y playa paradisíaca.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Cancun Airport
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Bars along Tulum Beach Road
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
12 Kilometres
Restaurants along Tulum Beach Road
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
In front of house
Car: recommended

The houses are located in the Sian Ka'an Unesco Biosphere. They are quite islolated and it is a 15 - 30 minute drive depending on the condition of the road to any restaurants or bars. Most of our guests prefer to spend most of their time at our property.

In the town of Tulum a 30-45 minute drive there are large grocery stores and most anything you would need for your stay.

The Mayan Archeological ruins of Tulum and Coba are interesting sites to visit for a day trip.

It is also fun to visit Hidden Worlds or Dos Ojos to dive or snorkel in a cenote (sink hole or underground cave)


Rates & Availability

Tulum House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low season
May 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holidays
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $300

Instant Quote is based on renting all three properties. If you have a party smaller than 12 you can either rent the big house VRBO listing #1014487 which sleeps up to 8 people or add on one casita VRBO listings 1027781or 1027758. For special requests - contact the property manager. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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