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Casa Pastel Private Cabin & Garden

MexicoQuintana RooTulum
Entire home/apt
3 Guests
1 Bedroom
2 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

A traditional Caribbean cabin in town with its own private jungle garden, patio, & open air kitchenette. Decorated with colorful tile work, the Casa will enliven your senses. Just 5 min. drive from the beaches & ruins. Walk to stores & restaurants.

back of cabin and patio area

back of cabin and patio area

The Space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $41
Weekly discount: 4%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

A traditional Caribbean cabin in town with its own private jungle garden, patio, & open air kitchenette. Decorated with colorful tile work, the Casa will enliven your senses. Just 5 min. drive from the beaches & ruins. Walk to stores & restaurants.

A unique and colorful cabin with large jungle garden all to yourself. In the town of Tulum, only an easy 5 minute drive to the amazing Tulum Caribbean beaches. The property is bursting with a rainbow of tiled color work.

Search Casa Pastel on the internet to see some videos!

Two bikes with locks are there for you internet with wifi, and safe box.

Enjoy the screened in porch with hammock attached to the cabin with views of buddha garden.

The outdoor covered kitchenette is romantic and fun.

Built by yoga book author Stephanie Ann Pappas in 2002, and she lived there for 11 years and still visits when possible. She wrote the books, "Yoga at Your Wall (2009), and Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting (2006)," at the Casa!

Taco stands, stores, and produce stands are 1 block away.

We have all you need to cook (small hotel size refrigerator/table top gas stover, plenty of towels and sheets, and a screened in porch.

This is a local residential neighborhood of mostly Mexican and Mayan people.

Expect plenty of bird sounds (sometimes Tucans can be seen in our trees), street vendors, and at times music fills the air. Occasionally you can hear singing of local church goers.

Guests have private access to the whole 10 x 30 meter property and jungle garden. You can use our bikes, wifi, and safe box. All you need to cook is provided in the kitchenette area. Plenty of sheets and towels too!

I would like to send you directions, maps, photos, and an invitation to the private house (website hidden) group where you can see a video on finding the key and entering the property at any time day or night. Also want to send you instructions on how to use the safe (website hidden) we need to coordinate how to do that either through the site here or exchanging files via email or (website hidden).

The managers Manuel or Carrie will arrange to come by and attend to the garden when it is good for you.

The neighborhood is a mix of houses, cabins, little stores, and wooded lots. The neighbors are friendly, yet respectful of privacy. At first it may look off-putting if you expect to see hotels and fancy houses. It is a real local Mexican/Mayan neighborhood with families.

Expect to see lots of children and animals on the streets, street vendors, and an occasional rooster.

Walk to town in a few minutes, drive to beaches in 5 minutes, or ride our bikes. Local stores and veggie stands are around the block, and taxis pass by on the corner. Downtown you can take the "collective" vans around the Mayan Riviera (also called "combis") The ADO bus station is a 10 minute walk or quick taxi ride. Cancun airport is 1.5 hours drive north.

We have an outdoor kitty named Diego. Sometimes his mom comes around too.
They are very friendly and playful and are spayed and have their shots.
We would love it if the guests would interact with them by giving them some food in the morning and evening and freshen their water.
All the food is provided in a plastic bin in the cabin. If for some reason you're traveling and cannot do it just communicate to the manager named Manuel and we can come over and feed them.

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House Rules
Check-in is after 3PM

Parking on street only.
Smoking allowed in outdoor areas only.
Please use bike locks whenever you leave the bikes unattended.
Extra nights must be paid by paypal ahead of time of extra stay.
Dispose of garbage properly in plastic bags provided and hang up on hooks around the kitchen, and on the front wall of the property so small animals do not get into it.
Keep kitchen area clean and free from dirty dishes which attract unwanted insects and animals.

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Safety Features
Safety Card

2 nights minimum stay
Front gate yellow wave entrance

Front gate yellow wave entrance

Your Host

Stephanie Ann

Stephanie Ann

Yardley, Pennsylvania, United States · Member since May 2012

I live part of the year near Philadelphia, PA in the USA and have lived on and off for 12 years in the home and garden I created in Tulum, Mexico.

I am an author of yoga books which can be found in online bookstores like amazon and teach yoga teacher trainings for 16 years.
I am also a licensed massage therapist in the state of Pennsylvania.
I dedicate lots of time and money to animal rescue and care.
In fact, at my rental in Tulum, Mexico there are one or two cats that live outdoors that will love you up while you stay at my property.

I love to travel.

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