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Your HOME in Tulum: Private Enclave of 6 Casas: Safe, Secure, Well-Equipped

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms (1 Ensuite), Queen Futon, 2 single beds: Sleeps 4-7

Far from the maddening crowd, but close to everything: A cosy home on its own land - Not a condo apartment or multiplex. We are just S of the downtown strip, on a road of Boutique Hotels & private homes. Our's is an enclave of just 6 houses, all with their own gardens & off-street secure parking, surrounding a large Lazy-L pool, with jacuzzi built -into the elbow. The 10m² 33 sq.ft. shared palapa is the ideal setting for outdoor eating, reading, chatting & games. The all concrete house boasts Mayan architectural touches, local hardwood furnishings, clean ceramic floors & deck, with bright airy windows and cathedral (3.8m) ceilings throughout. Full A/C & Pressure Water System. The kitchen blends technology & convenience - full sized fridge, gas stove, microwave, toaster, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, new cookware & service for 8. Dine at the table or breakfast bar. We have on-site Maint/Security 24/7, eager to make your stay perfect, or just open the gate. Safer than any beachfront house.

Our guests say it is more like visiting a friend's Home than a vacation condo development.

Enjoying the Rivera Maya & Yucatan:

Working as a guide locally, I have in-depth knowledge of how to enjoy your time on the Yucatan Peninsula and other parts of Mexico. I have shared that knowledge in detailed guides, available to rental customers. I can personally help you tailor your trip to what you want to see from the touristy to real Mexican pueblos and food. I have camped and 5* Hotel-ed it.

I have escorted tour groups to:

Calakmul (tallest pyramid to climb), via Laguna Bacalar, Chetumal and the Duty Free Shopping Zone in Belize;

Ruta de Puuc and Routa de Conventos - from Merida to Carillo Puerto - the best Mayan and Colonial sites: Uxmal, Loltun Caves, Mayapan etc

Rio Lagartos via Ek Balam including cenotes to rappel into for lunch, a 3.5km long dry cave complex (ancient underground river channel); flamingo & birding tour; Mayan Clay Bath; and lobster dinner in picturesque San Felipe.

Local cenotes, Ruins of Tulum, Coba & Chichen Itza, including Valladolid with its art houses, museums, superb local market and even hammock shopping where the best ones are made: at the Yucatan Prison factory!

1 week+ treks to Palenque & Chiapas -San Cristobal, and more!

Family and baby friendly including playpen cot, highchair, baby bath, child seat for the bicycle, booster seats available from car rental companies, We also have inflatable beach/pool toys and the fun of the small pool - the jacuzzi insert off the main pool, with or without jets and bubbles!

No need to bring everything with you: beach towels provided plus we have available masks, snorkels, fins, floaties for every age/size.

The available bikes range from a 20 inch wheel child's bike to 27 inch 12 speed road bikes. We rent them at a fraction of the cost of single speed bikes offered in town.

More Details

Alan Marshall
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, I understand Portuguese & Italian, but not fluent
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Alan Marshall

Born in N Ireland, raised in Canada, travelled in 45 countries and worked in 12 different countries, Alan brings a worldly view to his rental and tour business in Tulúm.

Alan Marshall purchased this house in 2008

Why Alan Marshall chose Quintana Roo

We looked at places 1 hour or so from airports in Cuba, Dominican Republic and both Puerto Vallarta and Acapulo in Mexico before selecting Tulúm as our holiday home site. The town is 10 years behind Playa Del Carmen and still has the charm of a real Mexican village with the added benefit of one of the 10 best Beaches in N America. We have great shopping and services, are closer to Chichen Itza and other great natural attractions than the big destinations here, but without the throngs of tourists, giant hotels, exclusive shops & casinos that destroy other versions of paradise for us.

What makes this house unique

Houses are built to Florida Category 5 Hurricane Standards.

Water Softening and Pressure Water System on site -this sounds minor but if you have had to run around the shower to get wet in 2nd and 3rd world countries, this is very nice. We have tried to balance Western conveniences in an eco-sensitive jungle & beach environment. The short distance to town provides you with quiet enjoyment here but only a brief walk to the pubs and music of town.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Your HOME in Tulum: Private Enclave of 6 Casas: Safe, Secure, Well-Equipped
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful, tranquil vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this tranquil location in Tulum. It is far enough from the craziness of town to give it a secluded feel, but close enough to all of the action to make for an exciting stay. Miguel and his sons were absolutely fantastic and accommodated all of our needs. They keep the property in tip-top shape and went out of there way several times to ensure we were enjoying our stay. One morning they climbed the on site coconut trees and poured us a fresh jug of coconut milk before chopping the fruit for our enjoyment. The house itself is wonderful with comfortable beds, a modern design, and wonderful air conditioning. The pool was a great asset which we used regularly.

I would highly recommend this casa as a vacation spot and I am confident that I will return here in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Erholung pur !

  • 5 of 5

Sehr saubere, ruhige Wohnanlage mit Garten und Pool inkl.Whirlpool. Das Haus ist liebevoll eingerichtet mit allem was man braucht, wie z.B. eine funktionierende Klimaanlage und immer warmes Wasser zum duschen. Es sind nur 5 Minuten nach Tulum Stadt, wo man viele kleine Geschäfte, Cafè`s, Bar`s, Banken etc. findet. Alan,der Hausbesitzer,ist immer hilfsbereit und hat tolle Tipps für Ausflüge, da er selber auch, als Reiseleiter arbeitet und sich auf der Yucatán Halbinsel sehr gut auskennt. Meine Freund und ich hatten einen tollen Urlaub. Wir werden wiederkommen !

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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christmas in tulum with my sister

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. The place was clean and comfortable. The location was perfect, it was great to be on the quiet end of a busy and vibrant town, the best of both worlds. Alan was a great resource and Miguel was helpful and friendly. It really was perfect.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Comfortable & Pleasant Stay

  • 5 of 5

Alan, the owner, came to meet us at the bus station, it was very helpful because it was our fist time in Tulum

We rented a bedroom in his house, with shared kitchen and house, so we had time to talk together and have some drinks.

The garden is a great place, perfect for relaxing and the swimming pool very clean.

thank you to Miguel, the gardener.

Alan takes time to answer your questions and give a lot of information on what to visit and how to go.and even he drops us to Akumal showing us the best places to snorkel.and so we found easily 3 big turtles and a lot of fish

I would highly recommend staying at Alan' s properties

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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very nice stay

  • 5 of 5

Alan, the owner, came to meet us at the bus station, it was very helpful because it was our fist time in Tulum

we shared a bedroom in his house using the same kitchen, so we had time to talk together and have some drinks.

the garden is a great place, perfect for relaxing and the swimming pool very clean.

thank you to Miguel, the gardener.

Alan takes time to answer your questions and give a lot of information on what to visit and how to go.and even he drops us to Akumal showing us the best places to snorkel.and so we found easely 3 big turtles and a lot of fish

I would highly recommend staying at Alan' s house

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We (a couple with a 15 months baby and two friends of ours) stayed for a week at Casa Biojote at the end of April, 2012 and we can say only good words about the villa and its host Alan.

The villa is well equipped: comfy beds, AC in bedrooms and living area, mosquito nets, kitchen stuff and laundry room - all the facilities are in good condition. The houses are clean and cozy and have everything you need for a long and comfortable stay. Also there are clean pool with jakuzzi and palapa with bbq facilities. The villas are at quite a distance from the downtown, but you can get a taxi (we never had to wait more than 5 mins, there are dozens of taxis going to and fro) or you can take a walk (it’ll take some 15-20 mins, we even managed to walk with a stroller for a couple of times).

Alan is a wonderful host, he helped us all the way through our stay with shopping, car rental, advice on sightseeing, even tried to help us find the lost at the airport iphone :) (and though we never succeeded, we really appreciate the effort!). He also met us at the airport and drove us back, though he had a busy day.

We would absolutely return to Casa Biojote and recommend it highly!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Cancun International
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Many to choose from in Tulum Pueblo
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Bahia Principe Golf Resort & Spa
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Hwy 307 Cancun Chetumal
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Many to choose from in Tulum Pueblo
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Tulum Public Beaches and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Resv
Car: recommended

The house is located at the South end of downtown Tulum. We are trying to get the address to appear properly on the Google Map listing, but you can simply key-in Map Coord: 20.204323, -87.474337 with Google or Google Earth, and zoom in and see our enclave & pool the Satellite Photo view: 300 M south of the divided boulevard or main street of Tulum town; then 300 M to the East.

It is an easy walk to the restaurants, internet cafes, bus station and tourist shops in the town. The three main grocery supermarkets (Chedaraui, San Francisco de Assis y Bodega Auerra are near the main stoplights corner (Beach one way, Coba the other). Several "Mini-Supers", convenience stores are 200M awa and a very good fruit stand is also near us - just 600 M walk on the way into town. Personally, I walk or bike virtually all my trips and the beach. But with family and a cooler full of refreshments, I take the car to Playa Maya or the free parking near the Mezzanaine entrance to the public beach. There are 4 beach clubs in that 2.5 km stretch of beach to the ruins, and another 10+ ones on the beach road to the south, past all the boutique hotels on the beach and up to entrance to the National Park Biosphere: Sian Ka'an.

Other Activities: Cenote Cave Diving, Snorkeling and Exploring, Cycling on the flat! One of world's best Kite-Boarding beaches. When there isn't enough wind for that, paddleboarding inside the reef or on the lagunas inland (those without crocs!)

Golf: There are signature golf course from near the Cancun airport -Faldo course all the way south, past MayaKoba PGA stop each November to one just 18km from Tulum - the Trent Jones course at the Gran Bahia Principe. Local property owners get special local booking rates - which can be arranged through Alan, your host.

I have 1 set of clubs available for rental to interested guests.


Rates & Availability

Tulum House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Peak: Easter Pasqua
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 25 - Sep 15
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

We have a very well equipped, beautifully maintained property with a live-in maintenance/gate man and secure off-street parking. These are not normally available for holiday rentals in Tulum and never for a small enclave of only 6 houses. You get to enjoy a quiet under used pool and gardens at a fair price, so feel free to ask about special rates, but know that it is too nice to "give it away".
The prices quoted are for 4 persons in 2 queen bed bedrooms. Additional double bed, queen futon, single bed and baby cot are available at an additional charge: $10/night/bed.
The condo association asks us to collect and 10/person/night for all adults exceeding normal occupancy of 4 persons. Infants and young children are not charged.
We offer very competitive nightly and weekly rates.
These are based on "sensible" air-conditioning use overnight in the bedrooms and in hot months (May-October) over dinner hour and evening usage in the living area.
Electricity for 24/7 air-conditioning at low temperatures (<5 degrees C below ambient) will accrue additional electricity charges.
However, be assured that we include more than enough for you can be comfortable without any surcharge. It is rarely applied, and usually a few dollars only.
This policy exists because, unfortunately we have had guests run (and freeze) all the A/C units set at 17' C (62' F), with patio door and windows open, totalling $30-45/day in electricity alone!
Thanks for your understanding, we only want to be fair.

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Tulum House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Make up mirror in Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Beach Rince-off Shower
  • Ceramic Tiled enclosure makes for large clean shower area (instead of curtain or tub). Telephone shower on long hose. Pressure (40 psi) water system throughout, with ample hot water (instead of gravity-fed trickle that is normal in Mexico); Water softener and our own well and source of water (better than the town's system)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Single & Dbl Matress Avail
  • We have extra Single Bed and Double Bed Mattress plus 2 hammock hooks in the Master, 1 in the 2nd Bedroom, suitable to 'Mexican Bunk Bed' sleeping, or simply reading and relaxing. We can set up the house to suit your family/needs. All hotel quality bedding, variety of pillows from soft feather/down to synthetic and foam. Though rarely required, blankets are also available. Desks, 3 drawer chest of drawers, shelves, ample hanging space (& hangers) are present. A safe is anchored in the shelving area for guest use.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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