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Tulum Beach, Ruins, Pool, Great Food, Cenotes, Comfy and Private 2 Bedroom!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

2 bedroom 2 bath facing the pool. Canadians get the same rate!

Canadians - contact us for a special rate prior to booking!

BOOK EARLY FOR NEXT FALL / WINTER! Our small building is situated between the beach and the town of Tulum and is the ONLY residential development closest to the beach.

Tulum is all about the stunning caribbean beaches, laid back vibe, friendly people, delicious cuisine, fabulous cenotes, snorkeling and diving, incredible Mayan ruins. There is no doubt about it, Tulum is a pretty amazing piece of paradise.

Welcome to Casa Pelicano, your fantastic home away from home! Our lovely and comfy, private end unit is located in a small building within the safe and beautiful ALDEA ZAMA development. We are located in the jungle just 5 minutes to the spectacular sandy caribbean beaches. These are the closest condos to the beach and it is accessible by foot, bike path or car. Our home is very open and airy, with a nice cross breeze. We have a lovely outdoor patio surrounded by palms for complete privacy with the refreshing pool just steps away - we have the best pool at Aldea Zama!

Both bedrooms are spacious with comfy queen size beds and the master has an ensuite bath. The second bedroom has direct access to the main bath. Each bath has a large walk-in shower and both bedrooms have ceiling fans and their own air conditioning. The main living area also has air, a ceiling fan and large sliding doors that open up to the patio facing our beautifully tiled pool. The unit is meticulously maintained and our local management is the best!

There are miles of gorgeous sandy beaches to explore and we're just 20 minutes from the entrance to the Sian Kaan biosphere. The beaches are dotted with charming beach bars and restaurants. Did I mention how spectacular the beaches are?!! Downtown Tulum with shops and more restaurants is less then a mile away. The Tulum ruins are minutes by car or bike and Gran Cenote is a few kms away. XelHa is 10 minutes from Tulum. Akumal is a 15 minute drive, 30 minutes to Playa del Carmen and Coba is an easy 45 minute drive. Valladolid is one hour by car.

There is so much to explore or you can hang out by the quiet pool and do nothing at all. Come stay with us for a relaxing and wonderful vacation. NOTE: construction next door is now complete as of November 2016.

We are happy to help with special requests and can also assist with car rentals, airport transfers (we have the best rates), child care, groceries, catering, proposals, private tours to cenotes, ruins, jungle, photographer for engagements or family portraits and more. Just ask!

Casa Pelicano is a non-smoking unit.


More Details

Ildi Hards
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, czech
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Ildi Hards

We are a family from Vancouver, BC who love spending time at the beach! Tulum is our second home where we relax and recharge from the rat race in Vancouver. We know you will love it as much as we do.

Ildi Hards purchased this condo in 2013

Why Ildi Hards chose Quintana Roo

Our lovely and peaceful building is the most welcoming in Aldea Zama! Friendly people, a great pool and palapa to relax poolside. Our management is just minutes away should anything need attention.

What makes this condo unique

Casa Pelicano is our home away from home. You will find all the comforts of home in a condo perfectly located between the beach and town, where you will find everything you could possibly need. We love our end unit location facing the beautiful pool. There is 24 hour security and we have a wonderful manager who is available to assist with questions or problems should anything come up.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful experience at Casa Pelicano!!! Everything was exactly as described in this unit, from driving instructions to the condo to whom to contact for check in. There were lots of communication between us and the owners both beforehand and during the vacation, when we instigated it. We have been to Tulum many times before, but this is the first time staying there, as we tended to drift to that beach on all other trips and then wonder why we didn't stay there. I must say that if you are a fan of helpful, friendly people, beautiful beaches, excluding the sea grass that happens to be there this trip, this is a great central location for vacation fun! If you are a fan of locking yourself into the Mega resort and never leaving, this is not your spot. Edger at ISIS car rental was wonderful and made us a great deal on a car, which made the trip even better. I would recommend renting a car to get the most out of this condo location, but if you are young and enjoy bicycling, it is close enough to go from the beaches to the Tulum on them. Fastest WiFi connection we have every had when in Mexico and it was seamless connections with phones and laptop. No television stations, but the owners do provide a TV with a DVD player, but we didn't even turn it on, it was not missed.
Jul 2015
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Tulum Beach, Ruins, Pool, Great Food, Cenotes, Comfy and Private 2 Bedroom!
average rating of 4.892857 based on 29 reviews

A perfect location between beaches and pueblo

  • 5 of 5

Ildi's condo is lovely. Well kept and very comfy. The property manager, Rosy, who greets guests upon arrival is fantastic as well. The whole experience from booking to checking out was very pleasant & comfortable. Ildi was so very accommodating!

The experience in Tulum was better than expected and I cant wait to return!! Thank you Ildi and Rosy!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Cece for taking time to leave your comments. We're happy that you enjoyed yourselves and hope you can stay longer next time. We love our location and our management is the best!
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Berlin, Germany


  • 5 of 5

The whole trip was amazing! The owner was in contact and sending tips and since day one. She made sure we had a ride from the airport to the flat and between her and the flat administrator made sure we had enough activities and transportation to them (they have a list of trusted taxi drivers and the standard fare to places). They have a folder full of ideas and places to visit ranging from natural wonders to places to eat! The flat is perfect for disconnecting, its right in the middle between the town and the beach and it's fully equipped to stay at home if that's what you're looking for. Also just a short bike or taxi ride to anywhere! All super clean and taken care of, like a home away from home :) It couldn't have been more perfect, highly recommended!! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Alma! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again for your next vacation. It makes us happy to hear that our guests appreciate our vacation home and all the effort we put into it. Take care!
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Tulum Trek

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed at the condo for 10 days. The condo was as advertised and the owners and property manager were helpful from the start. Condo is clean, quiet and well equipped. Location is perfect to access all possible activities in and around Tulum. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for staying with us! It was our pleasure to have you. We take pride in the quality of our vacation home and outstanding management. Hope to see you again. Saludos!
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Our recent stay at Casa Pelicano

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I recently (August 2016) stayed for one week at this lovely condo.

It was equipped with everything you could possibly need especially the kitchen but of course we didn't cook anything with all the restaurants available in the area. For anyone staying longer there was everything you would need to prepare meals. The bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious, very clean and perfect. Rosie the property manager was available, professional and very charming.

The proximity of the pool right outside the patio door was excellent for cooling off. Although neither of us rode a bike like many we saw, we managed to get around by walking and/or taking taxis (50 to 70 pesos to Tulum village or the beach). The area was excellent for sightseeing, taking tours/trips and not crowded on the beach nor were there any vendors at the beach. I actually came home with many pesos left.

This was a side of Mexico (the Riviera Maya) that I hadn't seen before, however hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Linda. Happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves and hope we can host you again during your retirement! We will be updating a couple of things to make the place a 6 star! Saludos!
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Amazing host

  • 4 of 5

The place is a little paradise. Everything is perfect but keep in mind that you are not a walking distance from the beaches. Ildy is a great host very reliable and thanks to her for all the tips and suggestions. One last thing I had to mention is that there was construction in the building next to Real Zama. Anoying yes. Temporary I guess! But overall, I would recommend!! Thanks for everything Ildy!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you and your family stay with us! Just a few more weeks and the annoying construction next door will be finished. Hope you can make it back to paradise and enjoy the peace and quiet. Saludos!
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Good location

  • 4 of 5

This condo is in a good location, halfway between the beach Zona Hotelera and the downtown. The unit was a clean and comfortable two bedroom - a good size for our family of four. Ildi, the owner, was very responsive and friendly via email throughout the booking process and during our stay. The onsite manager, Rosy, is great. She had good recommendations for restaurants and beach clubs and was readily available via Whatsapp when we had questions. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable and the bathrooms were new and very nice. The pool area was great, but note that this condo unit is part of a much larger development that is still under construction. If you plan to spend time at the pool during the day you will hear building noise - hammering, etc. We left most days so was not a problem for us. Also note that there is a TV in the condo but no cable service. We hooked up our laptop and used our own Netflix account to watch movies - so again not a problem for us. The wifi worked fine. The one thing we did not like was that the unit had a slight mildew smell which was most noticeable when first entering. I let the owner know and she said they would look into it. Most likely a result of not running the air conditioners for awhile in the tropical climate. Not a big deal but full disclosure here. There is a large Chaudraui grocery store very near by (although a far walk) and a Red Cross office which we had to use unfortunately for an injury. The doctor there was great and the cost was very low. Overall, the unit was very comfortable and worked well for us.

Regarding the area - when you first drive into the town of Tulum it does not look very nice. Don't let that discourage you. Get out and walk up and down both sides of the main drag and some of the busy side streets. You will find many great restaurants and bars. The owner provided an extensive list of her favorites! We had great food at El Milagrito - chicken wings were fantastic as was the Camerones al coco (Coconut Shrimp). And do not miss Panna & Ciocolato for great gelado! Look for the little bright red and yellow shop on the main drag.

The main attraction here for me was the beautiful beaches. We spent 3 great days hanging out at Rosa de Viento - the last club on the road. If you spend $300 pesos per person on food (fantastic!) and drink (not so great) you can use beach beds, chairs etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We work very hard to make sure everything is perfect for our guests. When there is a lot of rain, its impossible to keep the mustiness away. We will run that ozone more often during the rains! We do not advertise that we have a TV and it is there for our guests to use Netflix etc. Happy to hear you enjoyed the beautiful beaches around Tulum. Saludos!
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Tulum Ruins
Tulum Beach
"Some of the best beaches in the world. Truly!"
Antojitos La Chiapaneca
"Two can dine for just a few pesos. One of the most popular local joints."
Azafran Restaurant
"Our fave breakfast place with a German flare!"
"Likely the best beach view deck and amazing 2 for 1 margaritas daily from 1:00 pm. "
El Batey
"Not to be missed!"
Mateo's Mexican Grill
"Nice atmosphere and place to watch sports. Great fish tacos!"
Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.3 Miles
Car: recommended

The beaches, Sian Kaan Biosphere, Tulum ruins, cenotes, restaurants, yoga and snorkel parks nearby.

Casa Pelicano is lovingly looked after. We enjoy the peace and privacy, large pool and many amenities nearby. The property is beautifully maintained and the full time residents are friendly.

* This is a safe area of Mexico. *


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $228

Weekly rates are 7 nights for the price of 6! Out cleaning is included. If you would like cleaning during your stay, please arrange on check-in for a cost of 500 pesos.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Tulum Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have a large walk-in shower. Hair dryer provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each room has its own air conditioning and ceiling fans. Good quality air mattress available.
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Electronic safety deposit box. The large Chedraui grocery store is less then a mile from the condo.

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