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TULUM ELEFANTE VOLADOR Secluded Pristine Beachfront Designer Villa

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms,sleep 7

The Elefante Volador is surrounded only by uncontaminated wild nature, 19 km drive from the 'hot' Tulum Playa . Amazing white sandy beach with nobody around.

Every object in the house has its own story and soul; it was found and brought there. The house has its own personality that you can feel as soon as you step inside. Everybody falls in love with it: once there, they never want to leave! During my first Christmas there, I fell asleep listening to the soothing ocean sounds and the smelling the wind; these memories stayed with me for weeks after I returned home.

The colors define spaces and volumes. Skilights and windows at each side, give a 360 view of the entire Sian Kaan reserve, and a small pool on the top terrace gives a breathtaking view of the nearby lagoon and towards the unforgettable sunsets.

A very big round 'palapa' is the natural continuation of the inside towards the outside, with its spacious sofas, chill out areas and open kitchen.

The sky over Tulum is a special. Some say it¹s closer to the earth. Actually, Mayan people were good astronomers! Lying down on the terrace, you feel that you can touch the stars. The house is wrapped around in natural features, and from morning to night you feel stunned by beauty.

A walk along the bay takes about one hour and a half of strolling with your feet in the water. If you prefer to be still, you can lay on the hammock looking at the waves until dusk, and then you can move on to the terrace to watch the sun disappear into the lagoon.

Herons, Pelicans, Frigate birds and Iguanas are our daily guests, as well as Panchita and Chakeron and the illustrious half-breed Mayan dogs.

From May to September, the world¹s biggest Tortoises come to lay eggs on the seashore in front of the house. We counted 24 tortoises that came to lay eggs on our beach! 15 minutes North the house you can rent a boat to visit the lagoon and watch crocodiles, manatees, flamingos, eagles and Mayan ruins.

More Details

Property Manager
Giuli Cordara
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

On Dec 8, 2016, at 14:50, Diana wrote:

Hi Giuli,

Just wanted to send a quick note and let you know how much we loved staying at the Elefante Volador. The house was lovely and Fillipe and Leticia were so kind and took such good care of us while we were there. We are looking forward to visiting again, hopefully sometime in the very near future!

Happy Holidays!

Nov 2016
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Tulum Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • do not trough anythings in the toilet , toilet paper basket next to the toilet . do not live the fun on if you are not around .
  • no hairdryer, or other electrical hair tools no toster or others electrical tools always ask the caretaker .
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , open space bathroom shell shower with sea view
    Guest bathroom - toilet , shower , large window jungle view
    Beach shower - shower , if you love to have your out side shower
  • cold and hot water , extra shower outdoor .
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 queen , Glass ceiling to watch the stars at night !
    Ceci - 1 queen , very cool and fresh room with jungle and sea view
    Guest - 1 queen , very cool room with jungle and sea view
  • Master bedroom with skylight , private bathroom . Ceci and guest share the bathroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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TULUM ELEFANTE VOLADOR Secluded Pristine Beachfront Designer Villa
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

An amazing property in front of the beach.

  • 5 of 5

The house has a simple and refined decoration with beautiful objects and fabrics from all over the world .

You can lounge everywhere, from the living room with lots of multicolor pillows to your private paradise beach. I have never experienced in my life such a soft sand. My favourite spot is the terrace where you can see the sunrise and sunset light. Speechless.

Leticia, the caretaker, is an excellent cooker and Felipe, the gardener, can also prepare an amazing BBQ. Do not forget to ask them for fresh lobsters or fresh fish , they can call the fisherman and check the availability —

The best experience so far, is to swim alone within a 4 km bay, no visible neighbours and the house stands alone on the beach. It looks like a real miracle.

No people around. Just this lovely home where you can have a hot shower and in the meanwhile listen to some good music with good internet signal !

Definitely the place to be in the Sian Kaan Bio Reserve.

See you soon.


  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rocio, I often swim alone in the bay and i think exactly the same ! So please you enjoy !
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Probably the most wonderful holiday i have ever had...

been surrounded by pure nature and a beautiful beach, feeling at home since minute one in the house, having a magical energy surrounding us and the most amazing caretakers ever that with their genuine smiles made me feel part of the "family" were just a few details of this wonderful experience.

It is located in a remote area and the road is very hard but those certainly play in favor, otherwise you would be just in another "tulum playa" location with people driving up and down and invading your beach.

The feeling of looking right and left in the beach and seeing endless nature is just priceless.

Thank you Giuli for everything and a big "see you soon" to Filipe and Leticia (pancha and jackas _ the beautiful dogs), we will be back in few months!!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing house and property! Took this vacation with 2 old friends all thought it was the best vacation ever. All of us have stressful lives right now and the remote location and relaxation were just what we needed. We brought in groceries and never left. The caretakers, Felipe and Leticia, were wonderful and took care of anything we needed. Leticia cooked dinner for us every night and it was wonderful! Homemade tortillas & salsa, fresh rubia etc. Guili was super helpful as well and helped us navigate what we would need. I do agree with the previous reviewer who said it is MUCH further from Tulum than stated. The road in is really bad shape right now... if you have ever been to Costa Rica you may be familiar with roads that bumpy with potholes the size of the car. It did not bother us at all because we were content to stay at the house and relax but if you are looking to explore the area you might want to spend a few nights in Tulum playa or it just might not be the place for you. I don't know if I would bring kids or not. Maybe if we went with another family and they would have friends to play with. Otherwise they might get stir crazy. Overall, highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boulder, CO

Beautiful Secluded Home but NOT 20-30 minutes from TULUM, AT LEAST ONE HOUR ++

  • 4 of 5

We had a fabulous time at Elefante Volador. The house is beautiful and yes, you are VERY VERY isolated. The owner is not honest in the location and how long it takes to get here. Please note the following, YOU NEED AN SUV!! The dirt road from 'Tulum Central area' to the home is horrible. It took us TWO HOURS to get in and it was late and night and dark and we had NO idea where we were going. It only took ONE HOUR 15 minutes to get out but again, only to the main area of Tulum. BE SURE to buy ALL your food in Tulum and don't plan on leaving. This way, it's not a problem. Thanks to previous guests we were prepared but I didn't feel that the owner was honest. It never takes 30 minutes! The caretakers are absolutely fabulous and cook wonderful meals. My only other complaint is all the trash on the beach. it was so sad to see this. Since there is no resort picking this up, it really shows what we are doing to this ocean. Again, the home is stunning. It's a piece of art work. It is a fabulous REMOTE get away and a very very special place. My only complaint was not accurate information. 1. Get an SUV. 2. Buy all your food in Tulum and don't plan on leaving. 3. If you do need something, the caretaker can go back for you so don't sweat it, 4. You can't buy beer after 5pm on Sundays in Mexico, major problem! 5. Plan on a minimum of an hour of a ROUGH ROUGH road, really bad from Tulum beach area/action spot to the house. Again, first time in, will take longer, it took us 2 hours and my 5 year old was MISERABLE.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stockholm, Sweden

Remote and comfortable tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Elefante Volador is an absolutely stunning house in an absolutely stunning location. The ocean is 50 meters away in the middle of the jungle and you see plenty of wildlife the whole time. The house is very comfortable with a personal and intriguing style and design. Just the fact that there are electricity, hot water and even internet in this very remote location is a wonder.

The caretakers, Felipe and Letizia are extremely friendly, helpful and great cooks. We had two dinners made by them, grilled fish (huuge fish in vegetables with fajitas and salsa) and shrimps with rice… splendid food. They also cleaned every day and kept the house and the location in perfect condition…

So this house is perfect for someone that looks to come close to nature, find solitude and peace and just be at one place in a very comfortable manner. But, with that said, it is not a house that fits everyone.

First of all; it is very remote and at the beginning of the season (november/december) the road can be in a very bad condition. It took us about 90 minutes of bumpy ride from Tulum to get to the house. We had a rented SUV so we were fine, but with a more "normal" car it would probably take even longer. When the road is in good condition, it is a smooth ride, but at the time of our stay it had not been repaired yet. The good thing about the roads status is that there is very little traffic, you really are alone.

Secondly; the house is not an all-inclusive and you have to pay attention to how energy, water and waste is handled. For us this was not at all a problem since we try to be aware of how much energy, water and waste we produce and handle. But if you are not accustomed to think like that, this house and location might be a challenge. But all this is clearly described in the presentation of the house.

To summarize: for us it was perfect; a family of five with grown children, just looking for place to hang out, sunbath, swim and read books while sipping at cold wine or beer from the refrigerator. I will never forget the sunrises <3

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Xamach Dos or Boca Paila fishing lodge
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Xamach Dos or Boca Paila fishing lodge
Nearest Beach
17 Metres
Car: necessary

The Villa is one of the few in the Sian Kaan UNESCO biosphere, pristine wild nature, birds, nesting turtles in front of the villa, parrots, very close to the Maya Ruins.

40/60 (depend on the road status) minutes drive from the super hip Tulum Playa, live music, good food, lounge.



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