About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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 Tulum
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.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Fabulous family vacation
My family just returned from a fabulous stay at this property on the beautiful Mexican Carribbean coast in Sian Ka'an Preserve. We had such a relaxing vacation with 3 of our children, their spouses and 4 of our grandchildren that it was hard to leave, especially to return to frigid northern temps and snow! We rented this entire property (main house and 2 casitas) for our biannual family gathering. The houses were furnished with everything we needed, including life jackets, masks and snorkels and children's beach toys. The property is truly beautiful and private with lovely coconut trees and other vegetation plus a private fine white sand beach that stretched for miles along the warm turquoise sea. The setup was perfect for our multiple generations. The kids loved playing in the sand and water, the grown ups loved kayaking, snorkeling, playing volleyball and relaxing on the beach. But what really set this stay apart from our other rental experiences was the staff. Edgar is a truly exceptional host willing to do anything for us, including grocery shopping and arranging a fun boat trip in the preserve. His wife Anna is a fabulous cook. We enjoyed margaritas with guacamole and Pico de Gallo on several occasions as well as three really delicious home cooked meals. Plus Elisa did a wonderful job with housekeeping and Javier kept our beach pristine.
We truly loved our vacation here and we'd love to stay here again! The only thing I would do differently is to stay a night or two in Tulum before or after a week at this property because the 10km of road in Sian Ka'an was truly dreadful. Edgar had warned us that the road was bad, but it was far worse than I expected. I had anticipated that we would make day trips to cenotes and ruins, but because of the holiday traffic and road condition (so many potholes!), it took 1 1/2 hrs to drive 20 km from the grocery store to the property, so we only left the property once and therefore didn't do as much exploring as I'd like. However, when we left last weekend, the road regrading had begun, so hopefully the journey will be more tolerable for the foreseeable future.
This property truly is a little piece of paradise. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Thank you for the very kind review. We love the property too and spend as much time there as we can. The property is perfect for family reunions. The road in the Sian Ka’an reserve can be very bad. Usually once a year it is graded but we can never predict when. That is why make sure our guests understand the remoteness of the property. Our caretakers will do everything they can to make you comfortable during your stay.
We hope to see you again in the future.
Absolutely beautiful property. We had an amazing time here. The house has everything you need. So many different places to sit and relax or play games. You can easily spend a whole week here and never really feel the need to go into town because the place is so great!
Rancho Pedro Paila
The house is beautiful and nicely furnished. The staff is excellent and attentive to any of our needs. The meals were very good. The house is also well equipped with snorkel gear, games and kayaks. The Beach is pristine white sand and very private. We felt totally safe and secure. The only downside is the awful park road of 10km from Tulum to the house. You need a sturdy vehicle to navigate the numerous jarring pot holes and bumps.
Sian Ka'an Reserve Adventure
I spent a week in paradise at the Rancho Pedro Paila with a group of friends. We had the main house and one of the casitas as our lodging for our group. What luxury! The knowledgeable staff cooked delicious meals, pampered us, and helped us with great tips for adventures during our stay.
One of the most memorable activites they arranged for us was the Sian Ka'an Reserve Adventure boat tour. The half day tour was very diverse taking us to visit a manatee area, to Maya ruins on the water along with a Mayan trading post and finally a wonderful float down a natural lazy river the was built by the Mayans as a pathway to the ocean! An adventure not to be missed!!
The attentive staff makes you feel like you are staying in your own private resort! Truly a week in paradise at the Rancho Pedro Paila!!!
Memorable Gal Pal Get Away and Adventure
What a wonderful private "resort" find! Recently shared this special piece of paradise with a group of my gal pals. From sunrise at the beach, sunset from the high deck, or evening private beach party, you will not be disappointed! Our personable and helpful caretaker added a special touch to our experience. Breakfasts, dinners and snacks provided by the friendly staff were always timely and delicious! Don't forget the margaritas! If you are looking for an unusual and fun adventure, ask about the Mayan Channel Float and a boat excursion. Add all this to the beautiful accommodations and look forward to a relaxing escape!
Perfect Week in Paradise!
It doesn't get much better than this...a well maintained and beautifully appointed house, a clean and inviting beach and a welcoming staff that cooks, cleans, arranges adventures, makes marvelous Margarita's and does just about anything else you could ever desire! Our week was simply perfect, just the right amount of relaxing, walking on the beach, kayaking with the provided vessels, boating in the lake and oh yes enjoying the sunsets with cocktails on the roof top deck. We pulled ourselves away a couple of days to explore Tulum, the ruins in Coba and swim in a Cenote, but always we were longing to return "home" to Rancho Pedro Paila"! We enjoyed having wifi readily available, but truly this is a spot where you want to unplug and relax!
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.