70 year old man lives in Tulum Mexico. Visiting granddaughter in Mount Sinai. If you have any questions about my listing feel free to contact me.
We spent four nights here with our 9 y/o son during spring break.
Beautiful beach, perfect for relaxing away from the crowds. We enjoyed playing cards on the beach, building sand castles, and riding the inflatables that were provided by the hosts. The cabanas are attractive, and our son loved sleeping under his first mosquito netting, although he did get quite a few bites. I brought bug spray, but didn't bother using it as the mosquitos were not that bad.
A large tank of drinking water was provided, which was great. The beds were comfortable, and the bathroom was a very interesting design.
We enjoy cooking for ourselves while on vacation. The kitchenette served an adequate purpose, as we grilled fish and made chicken tacos for dinner, cut up fruit to complement the pastry breakfasts, and while we had to improvise a little because the kitchen is a bit limited in supplies, we were almost able to do what we needed, and June offered to get us anything we needed. The tiny fridge in the hut was sufficient to keep a few bottles of beer and drinks cool, however, didn't hold much else.
The property is well kept, feels pretty secluded and safe (we hardly locked our door), and is perfect to get away from the crowds. There is a house very close next door that was rented by a large family that got very noisy (one exceptionally loud woman kept shrieking). We joked that we would have to send our son over dragging a teddy bear to tell them he couldn't sleep. They were having fun though so we were understanding, and we have a pretty high tolerance. The noise never went past 10pm, and one night they had a mariachi band which we enjoyed listening to through dinner.
Drawbacks, the fridge is very small and June and Art supplied us with a cooler one night to keep our food. As this place is out of town a bit, it seems to lend itself toward a bit of self-sufficiency. A larger fridge would be nice, along with a better equipped kitchen if you plan to cook full meals. Also, the cabanas are rather dark in the evening-- they are not very well lit (two small lamps). I would have appreciated a bit better lighting. The water pressure in the hut shower was low and the shower could drain better to avoid a soap lake at your feet. Snorkeling wasn't very good.
Positives: Location, beach hammocks and furniture were great, outdoor shower/toilet for easy/quick use, easy parking, delightful setting-- very calm water great for kids, beautiful cenote right down the road within walking distance, gracious hosts--even got hot chocolate for us when they heard our son liked it.
I don't know what to say... It was just perfect. Casita is third building from the see, but anyway you have sea view laying on the bed :)
Fully equipped kitchen. Privacy, beach with hammock on coconut palms. Just fantastic.
Need to have car.
A really beautiful location, with what is - in all but name - a 'private beach'. The water remains shallow for a long way (you DO need reef shoes however!) and so it's great for kids. There's some good snorkelling out towards the reef. Nice to have the beach chairs, and a few basic inflatables/body boards - although our kids looked longingly at the kayaks etc. belonging to the next property!
Our cabana was comfortable enough, with decent beds and a nice bathroom with the best shower we had in our whole Mexico trip. The cabana we were given however was not the one that we had booked - because of the children we had deliberately booked Cabana One (right on the beach), but we're given Cabana Two (OK, there's not much difference really, but the kids were excited about being 'on the beach'...). Didn't feel we could make a fuss at the time, so as not to get things off to a bad start, and anyway there was another couple already installed in Cabana One... But if the choice matters to you, make it very clear, that's what you want!
The breakfast was a real disappointment – just tea/coffee and one small cake/baked good each. The outdoor kitchen was good to have, but very basically equipped.
"Cabanas in Paradise" stand true to its name. Our experience at Art and June's was lovely and we would highly recommend it to others seeking a stay off the beaten track of Tulum's strip of beautiful beaches. The only thing to be aware of is that the site is 10 minutes by car from Tulum town and 15 to 20 to the restaurants along the Tulum coast (although there are three places you can eat within walking distance). The distance is not an impediment, but cabs are quite expensive so you should figure that into your budgeting. It would have been nice to have a car to allow more exploring.
We loved this place. We stayed in the casita that had a kitchen and still had a view of the beach. All of the places to stay were super close to the beach, but if you want to be right on the beach with nothing obstructing your view stay in cabana 1. In the casita the curtains were shear which made it feel less private, it you are there for a romantic holiday maybe choose the cabanas. The place was cute and clean, there were lots of lounge chairs and hammocks to choose from on the beach. If you plan to get in the water definitely bring some reef shoes. The water is shallow and there are some rocks and shells beneath your feet. Overall I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast!
Nous avons séjourné à la cabana N1, celle la plus proche de la place et le lieu porte bien son nom. " tranche de paradis ". Tout était magnifique comme annoncė dans la description . L accueil des hôtes était super , lieu ultra paisible. Littéralement les pieds dans l eau.
We stayed 4 nights in one of Art & June's cabanas and we had a lovely time. They were great hosts and the location was beautiful.
We would love to come back some time.
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June and Art were fantastic! The house ON the beach never got old, that is why we stayed here for two weeks.
We are pretty sensitive renters, and really everything was pretty great. I'm going to leave a detailed review, because I feel like it is very important and fair on a site where you pay lots of money for something, and is all the more important considering its your vacation.
The property is located on a strip of land that holds boutique vacation homes with the intention of renting to tourists (most of them). This house had by far the nicest beach out of the row of houses. It is secluded and it will be really quiet unless you have neighbors but even then its not an issue.
The beach itself is literally 10-30ft from where you sleep, depending on which Cabana you take, the closer or farther one from the beach, and five feet further if you stay at the Casita, which has a kitchen and is an actual fully concrete structure. We slept in both a Cabana and Casita and found them both great. Obviously sleeping in the Casita was much more enjoyable because it resembled more of a home and less of a hut. The bathroom in our Cabana (not the casita) did not have a 'door' but I saw a space fora curtain so maybe it had broken and was being fixed.
There is a Dive shop, small convenient store and great restaurant a few houses south on the row of houses, called Casa Cenote.
The location is 15 minutes north of Tulum, and we were happy to be far from the city and in seclusion. It was really an amazing experience. It is important to understand that as an area with weather issues, the internet should not be counted on. We got by fine actually because we got 4g on our cell phones via TelCel, and tethered our data connection from our phone to the laptop.
I wholeheartedly recommend this place, and if you pass it up you are passing up one of the most beautiful vacation spots of your life!
Absolutely breathtaking...one of the doctors I worked with had recommended airbnb.com and that is what led us to Art's door step...my favorite things include: the view, the private setting, the quaint morning breakfast, the service, the fact the beach and water were just steps away from our door, snorkeling all day right in front of the cabana, amongst many others!!! Art was knowledgable and helpful...I will take my family back there anytime, and I hope it's soon! Oh, it was very safe!! Love, Claire
June and Art are exceptional guests--kind, considerate, quiet, and all around nice people. We were pleased to host them while they visited with family, and we welcome them back anytime. Maybe we will have the pleasure of a trip to visit them sometime.