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Tulum is fast becoming one of the world's preferred destinations, and it's not hard to see why. Tulum is the perfect combination of culture, cuisine, and stunning Caribbean blue water and white sand beaches.
Casa Sol y Luna is a beautiful, true oceanfront 4 bedroom home located in the heart of the best beaches in the Mayan Riviera. Full time caretakers ensure that the home is clean and well maintained. The home runs on clean solar energy and it's open design allows ocean breezes to keep the house cool and comfortable. A lower and upper deck offer beautiful views and the wide, sandy beaches are right in front of the home.
The famous Tulum ruins, many excellent restaurants, shopping, the Xel Ha eco park, cenotes, and much more are just a short drive from this home. Take advantage of all that Tulum has to offer at Casa Sol y Luna!
The loud thumping music that was previously reported continued the whole week we were there. Trying to sit on the beautiful patio or beach and read a book or sleep was impossible unless you like loud techno music all the time. It's a shame because the property has so many positives such as a beautiful deck and grounds, beach with chairs, spacious house and convenient to restaurants. The kitchen is not really set up for cooking and an outdoor grill would be a big plus.
The security guard was around frequently and kept the gate locked and the grounds neat. The beach is beautiful but the ocean is full of seaweed so if you like to spend a lot of time in the ocean this could be a problem.
Would not go back again because of the loud music from from the house next door which does not seem like an isolated incident.
We booked this house with friends for a week. We have been to Tulum many times and knew the location of the property well. The house is great with plenty of room to spread out and relax. The lower and upper porches are great! The kitchen is a bit sparse in terms of cooking pans and there are no spices/oils as we had been told there would be. We will not be renting this house again!! A new large guest house has opened up next door that has lots of amenities, including an outdoor sound system. If you are looking for quiet, it's not going to happen! Some days it was non-stop thumping music all day long and played into the early morning hours (1:30 am and later). We tried emailing the management company for this house and got no response on how to deal with the situation. The owner of the neighboring property did respond and said they would ask that the music be turned off when the "guests go to bed"! Not very helpful at all when you'd like to sleep before 3 am.
1) The beach is amazing
2) Lots of space in the house
1) You will not get sleep unless you can sleep through blasting music from next door
2) Lack of security. The grounds keeper does not keep the front gate locked and allows random people to walk through the property to access the beach.
3) The grounds keeper does not respond to requests for help. There is a door bell we were told to ring and they only came 1 time.
4) Awesome beach - sleep = No fun
IF there was no seaweed. We chose to come to Tulum because of its beautiful beaches and cool, funky vibe. The cool vibe was still there (yoga, great restaurants, off the beaten path "feel") but the beaches have been swamped by endless, unrelenting seaweed. Although you can swim, it is irritating and definitely makes it NOT one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Crews of locals are out every day (we counted 13 workers every day at the hotel down the beach) raking up the seaweed, which is an incredibly futile task. We can blame climate change, but unfortunately Tulum is suffering. Apparently it's been bad for months now, and it's getting worse.
ALSO, IF the house was a little bit more loved. The kitchen had drawers that wouldn't close and rusty flatware and ancient cutting boards. Also, there is a mouse problem :(.
It is a beautiful house, with lots of room, and an incredible second floor porch where you catch the ocean breeze all day and night. The caretaker, Pablo, was responsive to our requests (for instance, replacing the toaster oven quickly when it stopped working). His wife cleaned our house and did a load of laundry for us mid-week.
Granted, we were there in off-season, but there are a lot of empty properties at that end of the beach, which makes for a bit of a weird vibe with the guards. We are wondering whether the seaweed is affecting the tourist trade.
The Great: Fabulous oceanfront views from three of the four bedrooms. The upper patio or "lido deck" as we called it, had a great variety of comfortable furniture and great ocean breezes. The location is on the quieter end of the Tulum beach road but was close to plenty of restaurants. The house was much roomier that I was expecting and was perfect for our group of 6. There are many other beachfront houses in the area that rent for a LOT more than this place. And sure, you can get a condo in Aldea Zama for a bit less, but then you are always having to schlep out to the beach. This house was the right mix of money and location.
Needs a little work: I'm not sure I'd call them 'queen' size beds- maybe they come smaller in Mexico. But the beds were comfortable enough and our group all slept well. As noted in other reviews, the kitchen is a bit tired but it had all of the necessaries, the coffee maker worked and the fridge was large enough to hold our extensive supply of drink mixers. Solar power is always an iffy proposition in Tulum and we did have an issue with it while there but they fixed it pretty quickly.
If you have a larger group and/or want to do some eating in, I would definitely recommend Sol y Luna as a great beachfront option.
This was our second year staying at Sol Y Luna. Lots of seaweed this year - making swimming less enjoyable. Sad to see Dos Ceibas next door closed - as well as some other restaurants nearby. There was a fire 2 doors down that burned a lovely hotel. Since Hotel Be Tulum doesn't allow children, the choices are now more limited. Pablo did a great job burying the seaweed every morning and keeping the place in top shape - he is very nice and very helpful.. We did have a lot of power outages - the problem appeared to be fixed by the time we left. Surprised to see the rental rates are rising here for next year. It's a nice place, but I can't see paying any more.
We had a great three day stay in Tulum at Casa Sol y Luna. We enjoyed the freedom and flexibility of staying in a house rather than a resort. The house itself was a little worse for wear but overall had everything we needed and was pretty clean. The linens were gross and had suspicious stains on them... we brought our own sheets and it made for much more comfortable sleeping. I would say the same thing about towels if you are sensitive to harsh detergents. The property itself is absolutely gorgeous and the stretch of beach just outside the back gate is heaven on Earth. The best swimming we had all week! I would definitely rent this house again, for the price and location it can't be beat.