About this listing
Large room with private bathroom steps away from beach. The balcony and terrace have Caribbean Sea and jungle views. Comfortable, basic room with king size bed and a small dining set. Located on second floor.
Large suite style room with king size bed, closet, dresser, large full-length mirror, dining table and chairs, closet, floor fan, A/C and private bathroom. You also have a small balcony and a large deck. The deck is technically shared as it is used to access another room, but functionally it is exclusive to the Caribbean Suite.
The room is steps away from the Caribbean Sea and has a nice view of the water between the roofs of the palapas in front of it. It's cool, clean and light-filled. This room is big and has a moon themed mural. Our Luna Suite is simple but you don't need much when staying so close to Tulum's natural beauty.
The large deck is ideal for watching the stars at night; on a moonless night you can easily make out the Milky Way.
Please note, the room itself is a converted storage room and there are some noises associated with the solar powered batteries located behind the room. Most guests find this a minor issue. There is no mini fridge and no kitchen 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 exclusively for guests of our eight accommodations, so it's pretty private.
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 I will be there for check in/out. I 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 me or my 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 manager on site from 10am to 5pm (and usually longer). We cater to independent travelers that look for privacy and are happy to explore on their own. In an emergency I am 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.
Great beach location, a quick 10-15 minute drive from Tulum town and highway 307, minutes from local cenotes, Tulum's ruins and the Sian Kaan Biosphere.
We are also very close to all the hip jungle side boutiques, restaurants and bars.
Our property is in an ideal part of Tulum's wide palm strewn southern beaches between Ahau Tulum and Coqui Coqui. Some of our neighbors include Hartwood, Casa Jaguar, Cenzontle, Uno Astrolodge, Shiva, Yoga Shala and Il Barino.
La Zebra is a great place to take a free salsa dancing class on Sundays. They also have great mojitos made with fresh sugar cane juice.
There is a great little wine store on the property. It also has a nice selection of mezcal and tequila. What better way to take in the natural beauty of your surroundings?
Several bike rentals are nearby so you can explore the area.
We are happy to make additional recommendations once you have arrived.
The full moon lights up this world-renowned beach whose white sand reflect the moonlight so well you can almost read by it. There is very little light pollution so the stars are endless and amazing.
Visit us from May to September and experience the joy of turtle season, there are a few mamma turtles that come up on our beach each year. Arrive in August-September and you are almost guaranteed to see some babies heading out to sea.
Tulum is a small community so it's easy to discover your own favorite spots.
Rent a bike. Many local attractions like cenotes and the Tulum ruins are in biking distance. Closer to home you will find many great restaurants, bars and boutiques. Remember to wear a helmet and ride single file when on public roads.
Renting a car is another great way to get around the area, especially for longer stays. We recommend getting one at the airport when you first arrive. There are also rental companies in Tulum. Downtown Tulum is less about ten minutes away by car, and you can find many great places to eat and shop that are more budget friendly once you leave the beach road. There are many other cool things to do in the surrounding areas, like climbing the Coba ruins, snorkeling with turtles in Akumal, walking the colonial streets of Valladolid, swimming in crystal clear cenotes, and more. All of this becomes accessible with a car.
Please be aware and alert when purchasing gas as the attendants are infamous for giving the wrong change and using sleight of hand to switch your bill for a lower denomination one.
There is a parking lot for your use on the property.
Taxi cabs are easily hailed and should have a price list you can ask to consult. If haggling, do so prior to getting in the cab. Tipping is appreciated but not expected (except for airport runs or all day excursions when tips are standard).
In town you will find the ADO bus station, an inexpensive way to get to the airport as well as various archeological sites.
Public transportation vans, a.k.a. "colectivos," can be hailed from the main avenue in town as they go up to Playa del Carmen (they will drop you off anywhere along their route too). There are also vans that go to the beach, but these must be taken from specific stops in town. You can hail these down on the beach road as well, though they are primarily for those commuting to and from work on the beach and they sometimes won't stop for tourists.
Tour companies are another great way to explore the area. The Sian Kaan Biosphere is Mexico's largest freshwater preserve. As such it is best explored from a boat or kayak. With a guide you can see the tremendous number of birds that nest here, float down canals used by the ancient Mayans and watch the sun set into the lagoon at the end of the day. Let us know and we can help set you up with a tour.
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 most 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.
If you're not getting hot water, let us know. The pilot light on the heater often blows out with the sea breeze and must be reignited manually.
There is no kitchen access.
Our property is not baby-proofed.
WiFi is very unreliable.
Please keep these limitations in mind before you book. No refunds will be provided for the issues mentioned here.
Toilet paper must be thrown in bin, not in the toilet.
No smoking inside.
No candles, no incense, etc.
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.
Be kind to the blinds.
Please close windows and doors when not in use.
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.
Please be respectful of neighbors, keep noise levels to a minimum. No loud music after 10pm.
Please check-in between 3 and 10pm.
Check out is before 12pm.
I am a young entrepreneur overworking myself in paradise.
On the beach I operate a second floor suite and a third floor rustic perch with sea views. We also have a gorgeous beach front home. Our simple properties are run more as guest houses than as a hotel and cater to independent travelers that want a simple, rustic, and relaxed Tulum experience. Bikes and taxis can be hired easily in this fabulous part of Tulum's Southern beach zone. The beach listings are located ON THE BEACH between Ahau Tulum and Coqui Coqui hotel. The beachfront listings are part of Akiin Beach Club.
Please note that events and groups use the beach club space on a regular basis and weddings occur most weekends throughout the year (especially November through June). Please keep this in mind prior to booking.
*Beach listings: PLEASE CHECK IN between 12 and 8pm and NO LATER than 10pm.*
I also offer spaces in town, including five fully furnished studio apartments and a three wonderful rooms that share a kitchen. These are all located in downtown Tulum, about a 10-15min drive from the beach and walking distance to many restaurants, dive shops, supermarkets, etc.
Our place has continued to grow and we are quite busy with other projects and often work remotely. Our beach properties are part of Akiin Beach Club and we have helpful staff members who work with us. Our new downtown studio apartments are an ideal base to explore the area with more modern comforts like A/C and strong WiFi. My aunt Claudia is the current property manager; she helps respond to inquiries and takes care of most of our in town guests.
We update our calendar regularly.
Well behaved children are welcome.
We hope you enjoy your stay in Tulum!