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Cabaña Mar: a perfect TULUM escape

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Cute and simple little cabaña surrounded by lush gardens, steps away from the Caribbean Sea. This room has a double bed perfect for a solo traveler but comfortable enough for two.

Please note: Shared bathrooms are nearby. There is no kitchen access. The hot water can be unreliable. The wifi is unreliable. Our neighbors are currently building so there may be noise from 7am-5pm. We have taken these factors into account in our pricing.

The space

Cozy, cute and simple rustic cabaña on small property with garden view. Just a few sandy steps from the gorgeous Caribbean Sea. Great place to relax and disconnect. This cabaña is in a unique space in great part of Tulum’s famous white sand beaches.

Cabaña Mar sits on a lush garden property with a beach club next door. It is a great private place to call home while exploring all Tulum has to offer. The room has beautiful thatched roof and simple amenities such as one double bed, chairs, closet, lamp, mosquito net and fan.

Cabaña Mar is ideal for independent travelers. This is the Tulum you were meant to discover.

Please note there is no kitchen access and no hot water. Shared bathrooms are close by.

Guest access

The best thing you will have access to is the white sand Caribbean beach just steps from your room.

The beach access is through our affiliated beach club located on the same property. Use of Akiin Beach Club facilities, such as furniture, outdoor showers, etc. are included. The beach club is usually open for breakfast and lunch. They also have an easy-going beach bar. The beach club is open to the public and often hosts groups and weddings.

You will also have access to the lush jungle garden, which features hammocks and a picnic table. The garden is for guests of our eight accommodations, so it's pretty private (on wedding days and a few other rare days the beachclub guests walk through this area to access the beach).

There are sea kayaks on the property that are available for your use.

We offer Wi-Fi, though it is slow and often unreliable. If constant Wi-Fi access is important to you we are unable to provide it at this time. Many Wi-Fi locations at nearby beach clubs and restaurants are available.

Interaction with guests

It is unlikely that we will be there for check in/out. We try and meet our guests at some point during their stay, but we don’t always coincide. If you have a question or concern please let us or our staff know as soon as possible; don’t wait to run into us.

We work with a small staff to ensure you have a relaxing and positive experience. The cleaning staff will stop in every day, and there is a property manager on site all afternoon. We cater to independent travelers that look for privacy and are happy to explore on their own. In an emergency our property managers are available by phone; also the head of maintenance lives on site, though he does not speak English.

We are always happy to help, but until we develop mind reading abilities, please let us know if you have any questions or issues as they occur. We appreciate having the opportunity to address them.

Other things to note

All of our properties are non-smoking. This is strictly enforced as it is a serious fire hazard for our thatched roof palapas. We would also prefer that our guests stay safe.

We recommend you bring a flashlight or headlamp, mosquito repellent and sunscreen with high SPF.

Many establishments on the beach are cash only. ATM's are located in various locations throughout the beach road, including one on our property. However the ATM’s located in town and at grocery stores are less prone to being out of service and have lower fees.

Please do not throw toilet paper in the toilet, use the wastebaskets provided instead.

Rooms are cleaned daily; fresh towels and sheets are provided every third day unless requested. Keep in mind that all water and electricity must be brought in or generated so please be mindful of your consumption.

All rooms have 24hr electricity.

Well-behaved children are welcome.

You may want to ask if there is a wedding or event planned at the beach club during your stay. Weddings occur some weekends throughout the year and can go until 2am. On those occasions the beachfront area is cordoned off so that you have a private beach separate from the wedding party.

The sinks and showers drain to a grey water garden so please use biodegradable soaps if possible.

We do not have hot water on site.

There is no kitchen access.

Our property is not baby-proofed.

Please keep these limitations in mind before you book.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 7PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $26
Security Deposit: $309
Weekly Discount: 18%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 7PM

Please check in after 3pm and before 7pm.

IMPORTANT: If you are checking in after 7pm you must coordinate closely with us as there is no reception or staff working in the evenings.

Toilet paper must be thrown in bin, not in the toilet.

No smoking inside.

No candles, no incense, etc.

Avoid bringing food into your room. We are in the jungle, food attracts insects and other critters you may not want to share the space with.

Do not wash clothes on the property. Clotheslines are for bathing suits and towels only.

Please remember we are off the grid so please be mindful of your water and electric consumption.

WiFi onsite is unreliable. If constant internet access is essential consider staying elsewhere. There is usually wifi available at nearby beach clubs and restaurants.

Be kind to the blinds.

Take the time to fully explore and read through the property listing, as there is a lot of information here that will prove useful during your stay.

If you have an issue, let us know so we can address it.

Please be respectful of neighbors, keep noise levels to a minimum. No loud music after 10pm.

Check out is before 12pm.

Have fun!



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Safety features
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

35 Reviews

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Joseph User Profile
May 2017
Richard's place was very straightforward, and exactly what we had expected. The location was ideal, perfectly situated in the middle of the strip by the beach. It was also nice to have beach access without having to worry about buying a drink or food at another hotel/restaurant. Right next door there seems to be a wedding event place, named Akiin, where we saw and heard a couple of events go on, but never a problem.
Richard User Profile
Response from Richard:
Thanks for staying with us! We hope to see you again soon.
May 2017

Tabitha User Profile
May 2017
Lovely place that is literally right on the beach and close to all the best restaurants in town. Richard was easy to get a hold of and responded quickly to my questions. I would definitely recommend this place and stay here again.
Richard User Profile
Response from Richard:
Thanks Tabitha, come back anytime.
May 2017

Ana User Profile
May 2017
The place is just as described, the cabaña is located perfectly in front of the beach. Walking distance to many restaurants, other hotels and beach clubs. The price worked for my budget and I had a really good time. The shower could be better, but if you are used to camping you will be fine! Being in front of the ocean is def worth it! Thank you Stephanie for a great stay!
Richard User Profile
Response from Richard:
Thanks Ana! Glad you enjoyed your stay.
May 2017

Alix And Johnny User Profile
April 2017
This is an amazing location. Being able to wake up and wander out to the beach and sit on a comfy chair with my feet in the soft sand was lovely. It is located right in the main beach strip, so there are lots of nearby restaurants, coffee shops, juice bars, that kind of thing. The strip can get a bit noisy on the weekends. Richard and Stephanie are very kind and helpful hosts. The rooms are basic which we expected! Definitely a good value!

Matthew User Profile
April 2017
If you are looking for a great spot on the beach then this is it! I had no issue with hot water, the beach is seconds from your door along with all "the" places to eat and drink. You can easily walk to Hartwood, Gitano, and all the best yoga places. There is also a little grocery 5 min walk away. Plus, you are still secluded in your own little cabana village! Perfect!
Richard User Profile
Response from Richard:
Thanks Matthew! Come back anytime.
April 2017

Katrin User Profile
March 2017
Reasonable accomodation for staying at a pradise beach. The room was okay to sleep in, just make sure the kitchen closes before you want to go to bed, then you have the paradise on your own.....

Rayane User Profile
March 2017
A couple of days at Akiin and we left feeling like we were going away from home. This is the ultimate Tulum experience, the little private bungalows being literally on the beach (your feet are in the sand as soon as you walk out the door). Richard provided everything we needed - fresh clean towels and linens, shower gel, shampoo/conditioner. We had a small check-in issue to which Richard responded to by coming directly in a few minutes to assist us! Having such secluded and easy access to the beach was a big plus, and the juices/smoothies and ceviches served in the restaurant are delicious. Location make it really easy to walk around, and catching a cab to the center of Tulum is a breeze. Do not hesitate! Thank you again Richard, we cannot wait to be back.
Richard User Profile
Response from Richard:
We can't wait to have you back! Thanks for staying with us.
March 2017

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Tulum Municipality, Mexico · Joined in June 2010
Richard User Profile

I am part of a family of entrepreneurs overworking ourselves in paradise. I take care of most rental inquiries and am happy to help in any way I can during your stay. When I'm not responding to airbnb requests I train for an event called Travesia Sagrada Maya, swim in local cenotes, play ultimate frisbee and hang out with my fiancee and our dogs.

On the beach I offer accommodations at my father's beach club. A second floor suite and a third floor rustic perch with sea views and a few rustic cabañas with shared bathrooms. We also have a gorgeous beach front home. Our simple properties are run as guest houses and cater to independent travelers that want a simple, rustic, and relaxed Tulum experience. The beach listings are located ON THE BEACH between Ahau Hotel and Hartwood Restaurant on the southern end of beach zone. The beachfront listings are part of Akiin Beach Club.

I also offer spaces downtown, including five fully furnished studio apartments and a three wonderful rooms that share a kitchen. These are all located about a 10-15min drive from the beach and walking distance to many restaurants, dive shops, supermarkets, etc. Our final accommodation is a three story, three apartment building with a pool in the fast growing La Veleta neighborhood just south of downtown.

Our place has continued to grow and we are quite busy with other projects and often work remotely. The beach properties are part of Akiin Beach Club and we have helpful staff members who work with us there. Stephanie, our property manager, is your main point of contact.

Our downtown properties are an ideal base to explore the area with more modern comforts like A/C and WiFi. Our town team is made up of my aunt Claudia (property manager), Laura (check ins & inquiries), Lidia and Carina (housekeeping), Beto (maintenance) and yours truly.

We update our calendar regularly.

Well behaved children are welcome.

We hope you enjoy your stay in Tulum!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

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