About this listing
Great little 2 bedroom, one bath house on the beach road in fantastic Tulum, Mexico: cross the street to the beach, take a bike ride to a cenote, restaurant or Tulum ruins, or just relax in the shady garden hammocks.
Consider renting my casita for your tropical escape. I recently sold but the new owners are respecting my reservations and my vibe for the houses. You can contact these wonderful people on Airbnb at
The free standing palapa structure has 2 open design bedrooms and 2 baths and the house is just a short walk across the street to the marvelous Tulum beach. Up and down the road are various entrances to the cenote system Yak Chen and we are 3 km to the world renowned Sian Kann biosphere, where the ‘earth meets the sky’. Too we are a short (15 minute) drive to Tulum Pueblo and a short walk to many great restaurants and bars and several new shops. The neighboring hotel serves breakfast and has a small bar if you need to go out but don't want to go too far. You can bike to nearly everything on the Tulum Beach Road.
Solar power for 24 hour electricity, hot water and a gas stove. Kitchen is fully equipped with a solar fridge. Solar power means conservation so no hair dryers or irons, but you really don't need them here it is so laid back.
Opportunity for tours in the Sian Kaan or in the nearby areas of Coba, Muyil, Ek Balam or Valladoloid.
The house and a beautiful garden around the house.
Interaction with Guests
The new owners come by daily and we have a great caretaker named Will who is on the property 6 days a week, so if you need anything, he can help you. I you need me or the new owners, we are just a 20 minute drive away or a quick call or email.
I love the people who come here, the bikers on the roads and the laid back element where you can go anywhere in just your flip flops and shorts.
There are loads of taxis on the road. I have a couple of bikes we share and there is a van that runs on a very erratic schedule but about once an hour and goes to town. Many people rent a car but sometimes - if you can believe it - the beach road gets crowded and trafficy and parking can be difficult. If you came here to get away from driving in traffic and with hassles, think about leaving the car behind. That being said there is shared parking in front of the house.
No late night parties. We are on a shared lot and have neighbors close by. So we are considerate and close up shop by 11 pm. But if you want an all night party, there are several in Tulum Pueblo and the nearly famous Papaya Playa! I can steer you in the right direction for that.
Conserve energy. We are fully solar powered so that means no hair dryers, microwaves or irons. You really never would use them here anyway. Too, we turn lights off and unplug when not in use.
Sorry but if you break it you bought it. I require a 250 usd security fee that airbnb manages.
About the Host, Fanny
I am known here as Joanna, back to the early days when not too many people spoke English here and Spanish pronounces every sylable. My name is Joanne aka Fanny Barry, from Boston, Massachusetts. I moved to Tulum, Mexico in 2006 and built this little Jungle Beach House around clearing in the tropical jungle. Living here while I built the house in what seems like a very different era, my blood, sweat, joy, tears and art are very much a part of the property and are what make the house so special. It is installation art.
The small palapa style, or thatched roof, has a very open floor plan and a vibe that is relaxed and comfortable and both basic and I think elegant at the same time. Some might call it shabby chic but I think it is more rustic elegance.
I teach yoga at Maya Tulum and am certified by the American Aerobic Association International and the International Sports Medical Association. My Vinyasa Flow classes are derivative of my personal practice and many great teachers that I have had along the way. If I have to label myself it would be yogi, lifetime athlete, writer and artist. But change is always constant and life leads you on different paths, no? I use my yoga practice to help myself and others reach their potential physically, mentally and emotionally. Joanne, aka Fanny Barry writes and blogs at her That Barry Girl site. You can see her recent yoga video on the site under Destination Yoga.