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

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Tulum House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016

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 maintains 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.


based on 39 traveler reviews

Paradise in Sian Ka'an Reserve - Right on the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

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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Lush and serene getaway

  • 5 of 5

Situated on a picaresque beach in the Sian Ka'an Reserve, Rancho Pedro Paila is a serene getaway with lush views. We felt like we had our own private paradise with the tropical landscaping and secluded beach. It was so relaxing to laze on the patio, taking in the sea vista, the sounds of the surf a lullaby. But adventure calls and we answered, taking the kayaks and snorkel gear out to the nearby coral reef, checking out the colorful fish, stunning rays, and occasional turtle. We also ventured onto the lake, a great place for either a short paddle or a substantial tour among the mangroves on the vast and diverse lake. The bird watching is fabulous. We saw osprey, herons, egret, roseate spoonbill, and others. When the day’s adventures were done, we relaxed in the comfortable, stylish house maintained by thoughtful caretakers. Sleep came easy in the comfortable, airy bedrooms. What a fabulous getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Mexican Paradise on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Pedro Pan Rancho is a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend a week away from the hustle and bustle. Flying to Cancun at the beginning of December, renting a car and driving south, made it an easy trip from the southern part of the United States. Turning toward the ocean, just north of Tulum, you will pass a good size grocery store where I would recommend buying groceries and libations, before continuing your trip. The final leg of your journey to the ranch can be a bit bumpy through the Sian Ka'an Reserve but it is worth it!

Driving through the gates of Pedro Pan, you will see palm trees and the inviting waters of the Gulf of Mexico with all the beautiful color changes. Your choice of accommodations is the main casa or one of the two smaller casitas (cottages). The paths leading to the beach are lined with multi-sized coconut palms and every morning you will wake to freshly racked paths. The caretakers take excellent care of the place and will bring freshly cut fruit for breakfast and prepare tasty dinner each day, if you wish. We enjoyed a variety of fish, beef and chicken meals during our stay.

Walking to the edge of the beach directly in front of the ranch, you are able to turn and view the sandy beach in either direction as far as the eye can see. Beach combing, walking along the water's edge were daily activities during the day while one can not miss the colorful and inspiring sunsets each evening. Kayaking to the reef is a short trek directly in front of the property and if you walk across the street, kayaking on the back waters of the lagoon is an adventure that is also available. Whether you choose to sit on the veranda, in the swing, in the hammock or on one of the loungers, you will have breath-taking views -a perfect setting to read or just relax.

May I suggest, if you are an adventurist, seek out and walk around the Tulum Ruins, bike within the Groupo Coba Ruins, swim in the underground Cenotes located in this area or have lunch in Tulum or at one of the resorts located the down the road. This is a quiet get-a-way that you will surely enjoy!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from 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
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.

In the town of Tulum a 30-45 minute drive there are large grocery shores 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
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season-main house
May 15 2016 - Nov 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Standard rate - main house
Nov 20 2016 - Dec 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Years -
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Standard rate - main house
Jan 8 2017 - May 14 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning small house $100
cleaning large house $200

Instant Quote is based on the large house only and up to 8 guests. If you have 9-12 people in your party, you will be required to rent the large house and one casita. If you have 13-18 people in your party you will be required to rent the large house plus two casitas. Rentals of less than 7 days are pro-rated at the high season rates.
Casita rental fees
Christmas - $3500 per casita per week
Low Season - $2000 per casita per week
Standard - $2500 per casita per week

Payment may be made by Paypal or Bank Wire Transfer.
Fifty percent of the rental amount is due at the time of booking with the balance due 90 days prior to the check-in date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Tulum House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • 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 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    casa blanca 3 - 1 queen
    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
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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