Jungle Beach House in Tulum, MX

House - Entire home/apt · Carretera Tulum Boca Paila Km, Tulum, Quintana Roo 77780, Mexico

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.

The Space

Consider renting my casita for your tropical escape. The free standing palapa structure has 2 open design bedrooms and 1 bath 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. There is a bar with a pool two lots to the south that is open from 11 am to 7 pm that serves lunch. They play music that you can hear but in the night it is quiet and the mornings are peaceful. You can bike to nearly everything on the Tulum Beach Road including the now famous Hartwood and the Sunday Salsa Party at la Zebra.

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Monthly Price: $2500 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Loved the Jungle House. It had a very homey feel and was perfect for myself, husband and 13 year old daughter. It was great having Fanny available to answer questions about the Tulum area. The only reason I gave it less than 5 stars was due to some noisy neighbors in the area - this certainly is not a reflection on Fanny or the beautiful home.

    January 2014
  • Despite the rainy week, Fanny's jungle beach casa was always a welcome sight when we returned from our touring. The home is well stocked with all necessities. The solar power was only a small problem once, due to lack of the recharging sun!
    Fanny is a wonderful host, and a wealth of knowledge.

    Tulum is a great town to visit, try the jungle beach casa for authenticity. You will love it!

    January 2014
  • She is a great host! Thank you for your hospitality during our stay. The property is excellent, we would definitely stay here again when we return to Tulum.

    January 2014
  • The location is great–just across the street from the beach with access through a couple of hotels (some wouldn’t let us through but we were there during peak week between Christmas and New Year's). The garden is beautiful as is the bungalow. The beds are super comfy and the sheets soft. Fanny had someone come in and change the sheets after a couple of days which we appreciated as it was so humid they felt damp. We cooked in the kitchen for many of our meals. Fanny provides lots of clean water and there are good pots and pans. There are adequate cooking prep and serving utensils. We had to buy basics like olive oil and coffee. Fanny provided nice beach and bath towels. She was super-friendly, easy to access via email and gave us great recommendations for a birding guide and restaurants.

    On the downside–the bar next door runs a generator for most of the day into the evening. No problem if you aren’t around but we like to come home mid-day when the sun is hottest. There are other bungalows very nearby so there isn’t much privacy (didn’t see the other people often but felt conscious about the level of noise we made). The living room has a hammock and bench against the wall with a bottom cushion and cushions on the back for two but no really comfortable place for a group to lounge around. Not an issue if you plan to be outside most of the time. The long table and chairs on the covered deck were great for outside meals.

    January 2014
  • We were a family of four adults and we really enjoyed the stay. The house worked well for us. Waking up to the sounds of waves, palms leaves moved by the breeze and bird singing was just great. Even though there are many hotels/hostels in the area, the house feels sort of secluded and private. So you get the best of two worlds.

    Yes, you do get some bug bites, but that is part of the package living like that. Joanna was helpful and ready to give advice whenever we needed it.

    December 2013
  • The jungle beach house was heaven! I stayed with 3 friends for 3 nights and as soon as we arrived I knew it wouldn't be long enough. The house is gorgeous and beautifully decorated. The upstairs bedroom plan is open so not great if your looking for privacy but for us it was perfect. If you 're going to stay here you should know that the others houses where residents live are very close and given that the house is fairly open it's not a good idea to make noise after 11. It's a very peaceful part of the beach! Fanny is a magnanimous host, very friendly and helpful! Thank you fanny I hope I can come back soon!!

    December 2013
  • Fanny/Joanna was an amazing host! The jungle house in her photos are even more magically amazing in real life! We didn't want to leave.. Our first morning we were sitting outside enjoying a cup of coffee (she provides coffee, french press, all cooking supplies, etc) on the front porch when her friendly gardener Rafael brought us over 2 fresh young coconuts that he opened for us to drink! How awesome?! The house is a short walk across the street and we rented a daybed and umbrella at a local boutique hotel. They only asked we spend $10 US dollars per person and it was ours for the rest of the day! I have traveled all over the world and I have never in my life met the nicest and most friendliest people. Joanna left us 2 bikes to use as well. We rode them all the way to the Mayan Ruins and back. It's about 8-10 miles away one-way, maybe? But who cares it gives you a chance to drive along the beach and get to discover more of the beautiful little town. So many restaurants/bars are walking distance from the house too. I think we only took a taxi once because riding the bikes at night, unless you're wearing a flashlight on your head, is a little dangerous. There are tons of taxi's available at any time. The house is very open and the mosquito nets around the beds are not just for decoration! You'll be happy to have them. Yes there's lots of mosquitos but they never bothered me. Before you go bring a small bottle of bug spray AND a flashlight. We used to flashlight as we walked the street at night. Overall our stay was extremely too short but well worth every minute and peso. Hospitality was the very best and we hope to come back in the future. Thanks Joanna for making our stay so wonderful!!

    December 2013
  • We arrived in Tulum a little late and had a little trouble finding Fanny's place but once we found it, we knew we couldn't have stayed at a better place! The house was in the midst of everything - from the forest to the beach across the street! And the area is very safe at almost all times (i wasnt out past 1-2am so I dont knw after that but we never felt unsafe while out and about). We had no problem using the beach or getting to it. Fanny's place is a haven in the forest, so beautifully decorated and super clean (and Im a freak about cleanliness)!! I loved the hammocks :) Fanny was super friendly and accomodating to every request we had. She was a delight to meet as well and I am for sure never going to stay anywhere else when I'm in Tulum except her little haven. She gave us guides on where to eat and what to do around Tulum, which were amazing. There are also bicycles for you to ride around town if you dont have a car. Tulum is a beautiful place to visit and Fanny's place makes it perfect!

    November 2013
  • Arriving two hours late due to lost luggage and car rental complications, we were delighted to be greeted by Fanny who was completely understanding and very welcoming. Her knowledge and passion for the region are evident from the first second you arrive and she has fantastic advice on local food and attractions. She also provided us with excellent coffee, something I rarely encounter at hotels or bnbs while traveling.

    Also, be sure to ask her about the solar power system, it's fascinating! And the view from the roof is spectacular :)

    Flash lights and bug spray are recommended for this region of the world.

    November 2013
  • What an amazing adventure! We arrived in Tulum to find Fanny's amazing home in the jungle. We were greeted by Fanny and I knew immediately that we had made the right choice in renting her jungle beach house. The home was equipped with everything we needed and we immediately felt right at home. Fanny even arranged for us to have a short cut to the beach with a neighbor. Her groundskeeper Raffa was absolutely meticulous about keeping the surroundings absolutely tidy. He even brought us fresh coconut directly from the palms above! We had an amazing two week stay and would most definitely return to this house when visiting Tulum. Thank you Fanny for being such a wonderful host and making us feel like family! We miss you already!!

    November 2013
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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.
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