My boyfriend and I stayed at Cabana 1 that faces the ocean for 11 days in mid July. Our first night was sweltering without any a.c, but we adjusted quickly and utilized the 2 large fans when we slept. This was after a long travel day from NYC however and when we woke up the next morning we found we were actually in paradise. July is probably the hottest season in Tulum but we got perfect weather for the entire 11 days. It rained maybe once or twice but very hot. There is plenty of shade in front of the cabana. I suffer from a skin condition known as Melasma and I have to stay out of the sun for extended periods of the day. I was able to sit in total comfort right in front of the beach and swim in the early morning and evening when the sun is not too hot. June and Arturo are very gracious, accommodating hosts, and my boyfriend especially enjoyed chatting with Arturo about history, politics, and different things to do in the area. The shared kitchen is very well set up with everything you need to have small meals. The pictures on the website to not do the place justice. We took photographs that were amazing of the cabana looking out into the ocean, and the snorkeling is excellent right out front. My boyfriend and I saw Morey eels, lion fish, stingrays and all sorts of fish just 50 feet into the ocean. We ate at least five or six times at Casa cenote upon Arturo's suggestion and went to the Sunday barbecue. We had a lot of barbecue in our life but the owner who is from Texas made the best ribs we have ever had. There is an outdoor shower, and Tulum is only about ten minutes away. We are both very seasoned travelers who have been to many countries and this was one of the most beautiful places we've ever seen. Every morning June and Arturo put a little bit of pastry and coffee out right in front of the cabana for us. After early morning snorkeling there it was. It was such a sweet touch to a perfect trip.
Jessica - Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure hosting you in Paradise. We hope you will visit again.
My boyfriend and I stayed in a couple different locations for our first trip to Tulum. We figured it'd be fun to check out a couple different areas, and started our trip here for a few nights.
When we first arrived, we were blown away by how beautiful it was. The pictures really don't do it justice. The cabana we stayed in (#1 I think?) is like right on the water. It was a gorgeous sight to see upon waking in the morning.
June, Art, and Stephanie were such amazing hosts, too. They put out coffee and pastries for us every morning, which I really didn't expect. It was a total joy sipping my morning coffee on the beach staring out over the water.
Speaking of sitting on the beach, when we went (first week of May), Tankah Bay was practically empty. It was a perfect location for anyone looking for a little bit of personal paradise.
Loved it, I highly recommend it to anyone.
Such a beautiful and peaceful spot. If you're looking for a serene and quiet spot then this is it. Yes, there are other houses next door and all up and down the street but we were almost the only ones ever on the beach and in the water. Far from the crowded beaches of Tulum. Went snorkeling right out the front door to see sting rays and many other colorful fish. June was always asking if there was anything we needed and we felt very well taken care of. The cabana was sweet (#2) and perfect for our family of 4..10 year old and 6mo old. Just steps to the beach. I bet #1 was even better receiving more of an ocean breeze at night. It was great to have a kitchen to cook in (while not fancy we were able to make it work and I believe June would lend you anything you needed) and we made many meals to enjoy by the ocean. Everyone we met was lovely and we wished out 3 days were 3 months...
Super experience. We enjoyed the peace of this bay, the beach area is very nice too and also the kitchen (Very useful with kids). Very helpful staff too.
A perfect quiet relaxing spot. Cabins were both lovely. The cabin 2 is more charming, and better bathroom, but cabin 1 is right on beach front. Great location to stay fit exploring Tulum. Having a car was ideal as could access to tulum beaches and all local activities easily. We hired car at airport and it's an easy drive.
Super relaxing, quiet and beautiful! Very well-maintained beach area with plenty of chairs and palm trees. We were in cabana 1 which I would highly recommend. Despite a very bad bout of food poisoning, we loved our time here and found it hard to leave.
The lack of AC was a little challenging, even though there were strong ocean breezes it was still extremely humid and sticky all the time (probably just takes some getting used to). The was also a cockroach and a couple of scary looking spiders, but they certainly weren't enough to spoil the novelty of staying right on the beach! Would definitely recommend renting a car since this place is a little remote (which is what we loved about it)
We were welcomed warmly as expected, and the property was as described.
The property is Mexico-casual and well-maintained. The on-site representative is available and responsive. The area is lovely, with good access to many activities, both active and laid-back.
We enjoyed using the shared cooking facilities for tea, grilled-cheese sandwiches, breakfast eggs. There are a couple of nice meal options within walking distance on the beach.
Guests should know that this property may be more densely occupied than they anticipate. There are four units at chummy distance onsite (two cabanas -- one feet from the shore and the other tucked behind the first; one large casita on the beach and a second casita occupied by the on-site representative.) There also is a large neighboring rental house a few feet to the north. It's a very quiet bay, but if there's an unhappy baby or a middle-of-the-night medical emergency or a hired mariachi band in one of those adjacent accommodations, you will be participating.
This place was perfect for us!
We like traveling independently and we are not into resorts and organized tours. June's place was just the thing. The scenery is spectacular. right on a beautiful private beach in a lovely cove. Both we and our kids loved it. Watching three young pelicans dive for fish all day long provided for hours of entertainment. walking over to the tide pools to the north was interesting. Snorkeling "right from home" is a luxury. It was also great to have an outdoor hot shower so that we could wash off salt and sand without bringing it into our rooms. We used the outdoor kitchen and grill quite a bit. All the staff was friendly, helpful, attentive and kept the rooms and property clean. We'll be back.
It was a real privilege to stay at June and Arturo’s home. It was an extra treat to meet them before they left and learn a bit about the house, hear some stories and receive advice. They were so kind and flexible, even after I messed up our travel dates. They went above and beyond the call. The house is gorgeous, peaceful and comfortable. The beach is lovely with comfortable chairs and palm trees for shade, if desired. Snorkeling right out the front door is cool, although the entry into the ocean is full of hard coral. Do bring water shoes to walk on the beach or in the ocean. Don’t miss the cenote down the road. It is worth a swim – amazingly peaceful and beautiful.
Their staff is great – Stephanie manages the listing and is extremely responsive. Cleaning and maintenance people took care of all our needs so we truly felt we were on vacation.
There are three restaurants in walking distance. We were completely satisfied with the quality and options of the menus available at the two we visited. Watch out for the margaritas at Casa Cenote. They don’t taste strong, but wow! We cooked two meals a day and ate out for the third—sometimes walking down the road and sometimes driving in to Tulum.
Theoretically you could do this place using taxi or colectivo (public transport), but that would be a lot of walking. For us, renting a car worked well, especially for easily going to the grocery store and other beaches. They have off street parking, so there is no problem in having a car.
We can’t say enough great things about this place, and we definitely want to come back!
As soon as we parked our car in the driveway, we knew this was going to be an unforgettable visit. We were thrilled to be in Cabana 1, also known as the honeymoon cabin, which is steps from the water. The room had everything we needed for a comfy stay and we used the great outdoor cooking area every day. June and Arturo are lovely hosts and we had great interactions with Stephanie, the reservations manager. While this isn't a location for miles of white sand beaches, we really loved beachcombing and walking out on the rocky point. Snorkeling is fun in the bay, and we appreciated the nearby restaurants. It's just a short drive back in to Tulum so we were very happy with our choice to rent a car. This is truly a Slice of Paradise and we hope to return soon!
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.