“Cielo” at Avalon, Tulum is a beautiful brand new loft studio space boasting a large private roof terrace, outdoor dining area, queen-sized bed, kitchenette, bathroom, garden and pool. Designed to be light and airy, it has ceiling fan, large windows and A/C should you find you need it.
Located in magical Tulum on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Avalon was designed and created with love as a peaceful haven amongst the trees; a comfortable home-away-from-home in which to relax, recharge and nourish the spirit. Conceived of and built by the owner, the apartments are set in the same grounds as her home, and include a shared pool area. The grounds are gated, walled-in and secure, and the buildings are nestled among the original jungle trees and wildlife.
Situated in the popular new La Veleta residential area on the south side of Tulum pueblo, it is a unique brand new self-catering rental option consisting of three comfortable apartments in one building; two 2-double-bedroom apartments with garden and open plan living space, and one loft studio with private roof terrace.
A short walk, bike ride or drive from the centre of Tulum pueblo, Avalon is a wonderful vacation rental option for those seeking peace and tranquillity. It is far enough away from the hubbub of town to relax and enjoy the jungle, but close enough for convenience, and a great base from which to explore all the area has to offer: incredible wildlife, fascinating archeological sites, pristine Caribbean beaches, breathtaking cenotes and caverns, lush jungle and peaceful lagoons, to name but a few ideas...
There are many nice restaurants and bars a short distance away, and a fully equipped kitchen / diner is provided in each apartment for home dining (or kitchenette in the case of the loft studio).
Natural therapies / treatments, yoga classes, massage, etc. can be arranged on or off site, and eco-tours happily recommended and arranged.
Having had the privilege to call Tulum home for around nine years, the owner is happy to share her local knowledge, contacts and tips. She will be pleased to try to accommodate any special requests you may have in order to make your stay as wonderfully memorable as possible.
Please note that this property is not suitable for party-seekers and there is a reason we don't provide TVs... We lovingly suggest you sit instead in front of one of our enormous jungle-garden-facing windows or under one of our beautiful trees if you wish to unwind at home. Avalon is about helping you to reconnect, rather than to disconnect! :) We also require that, as our guest, you comply with some simple house rules to help us minimise our environmental impact.
Cath has a beautiful place and was a very thorough, but flexible host! We loved staying at her gorgeous Tulum apartment. Many thanks, Jody
Nous avons été très bien accueillis par Cath qui n'a pas ménagé les informations sur Tulum, le pueblo, les plages et les sites intéressants dans les environs. Elle nous a aussi référé un chauffeur de taxi fiable, chose très utile vu que cet appart est quand même relativement loin du pueblo et, surtout, des plages. Et surtout, elle a une personnalité très liante.
Cath is a wonderful and welcoming host.
We stayed in her studio for a week and would recommend it to anyone who wants to experience the town of Tulum, have access to the tourist beaches, and visit the amazing world of the Yucatan. Cath's place is comfortable, clean, and tasteful. She has lots of contacts in the community and can guide you to the best Tulum has to offer. Definitely eat at Cetli (one of the best restaurants in Tulum or anywhere else) and Mangler (the pizza restaurant just a short walk from the studio).
If you want to visit the Yucatan, Cath's place is a perfect starting place. She will treat you well.
What a dream!! My boyfriend and I stayed at Caths place for a week and we could not fault this beautiful home away from home. Very clean, comfy bed, great location and lovely loft balcony for sun baking or eating breakfast in the morning sun. The real gem of this great BNB is the owner Cath. She was incredible!! From the best tips for restaurants and site seeing to calling taxi's, a doctor and just generally caring about her guests. Cath could not do enough to help us and make our stay easy and fun. Highly recommend this great find.
We just returned home from an amazing experience at Avalon in Tulum! Cath was so helpful and welcoming even before we arrived at Avalon. She was an excellent host who went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and was quick to answer any questions or requests we had. She well exceeded our expectations.
Her space is absolutely lovely, a perfect oasis nestled in the jungle. What a relief to cool off in the pool after biking to the beach and around town. She was also kind enough to loan us her two bikes, very generous.
The rooftop terrace is a great place to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset.
We were absolutely thrilled with our time spent at Avalon, this place will hold a special place in our hearts always. We are already trying to plan a trip next year!
Thank you a hundred times Cath, the world wold be a better place if there were more people like you!!
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Muchisimas gracias, dear Natalie & Michael! You are such a wonderful, delightful, adorable couple - we were so thrilled by your betrothal and absolutely honoured that Avalon provided the scenery for the special moment! We absolutely loved having your presence here - it contributed so much to the magic and good energy of the place - thank you! We miss you and are really looking forward to seeing you again some day! Love and blessings to you both, Cath XXX
Thank you Cath!
We spent 5 nights in the loft studio and it was the perfect start to our Mexican holiday. The loft is surrounded by tree canopy with a variety of bird life which creates a great atmosphere. We even saw an Agouti sniffing around the property: testament to how quiet that part of town is.
Cath is as good a host as you can get: lovely, there for you, very helpful with all of our questions, pointing out places in town to eat and places on the hotel belt to get onto the beach. She even lent us bicycles which we enjoyed immensely (and used thoroughly) and spoke to a car rental firm to help us arrange further transport.
I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again on my return to Tulum.
yes the host made us feel very welcome, and yes we would consider that the listing was accurately described. the neighbourhood was not as quiet as we would have liked, at night, but we were only there for two nights.
Thank you again for your stay with us, Denis and Eileen, it was a pleasure to meet you and I’m so glad that you felt welcome here and that my listing was accurately described.
I'm so sorry that the Riviera Maya in general was such a disappointment to you and not what you were hoping for, though - I agree wholeheartedly with your observations that Cozumel, Puerto Aventuras and Akumal where you chose to stay for most of your trip are too superficially groomed for tourists - I prefer to keep it real and I hope Tulum will escape the same fate… And yet what inevitably comes along with that is that occasionally a neighbour will throw a noisy typically-Mexican-style birthday party, for example, as unfortunately happened on the first night of your two-night stay with us. We can only hope that they enjoyed their birthday celebration more than we did! :)
We are located in a real Mexican town, not a groomed resort, and I try to ensure the guests who choose to stay with us are aware of and suited to that, otherwise I direct them to places better suited to their needs. Had you stayed for longer, you would have realised that that kind of occasional noise is outside the norm here (we are usually lulled to sleep by crickets, as I assume you were on the second night of your stay?) As deeply frustrating as it was for me (I too was disturbed by the noise), it was unfortunately completely beyond my control, and as I already explained to you, I did do everything in my power to try to have the volume lowered, albeit fruitlessly. As a result of your feedback, I have decided to provide earplug sets in the apartments in the future, just in case of such extenuating circumstances, and I’m so sad that my apologies and additional complimentary gifts and services did not help to make up for it for you on this occasion.
Thank you also for your more positive comment that you left in the private feedback. And on the other points you made about the lack of a toaster and that you didn’t see the point of the check-in chat, please allow me to connect the two points – I reiterated at check-in that if you needed anything else at all, I hoped you would let me know so that I could have the opportunity to provide it for you. Had you mentioned that you would have appreciated a toaster and extra chairs, for example, I would have had the pleasure of being able to provide you with them for your stay, as I happily met your requests for complimentary beach towels and bicycles.
If there’s anything else I can do to ease your apparent disappointment, I really hope you will let me know – as I told you, my only wish is that my guests leave Avalon completely happy, and I’m very concerned and sad that you apparently did not. Can I do anything else at all to sweeten the bad taste in your mouths? I hope so, and I look forward to hearing from you on it.
Thank you once again and my very best wishes to you both,
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Originally from Wales, I have been blessed to call Tulum my home for nine years, and more recently to have designed and created Avalon: my dream home and three self-contained self-catering apartments with shared pool area, nestled amongst the trees and amazing local wildlife. I put my heart and soul into the project, and a lot of thought into the details, and am now delighted to be able to share them with lovely people like you, so that you can appreciate the magic of Tulum too! It's an ideal place for those who want to reconnect with themselves and with nature, and a wonderful base for exploring the marvels that Tulum has to offer. I'll be happy to share my local knowledge and contacts with you to ensure you have a wonderful holiday to remember!