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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.
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What a pleasure it is for me to leave a review for June and Arturo. Both are exceptionally nice, interesting and helpful hosts. The cabana could not have been better. It is literally steps away from the water. The area is just north of Tulum which was a little confusing, but it's really nice to be away from the hubbub of the town. This place is completely peaceful and I felt so safe. A short walk down the beach are two good restaurants. The snorkeling in front of the cabana was so interesting to me. HIGHLY recommend June and Arturo's cabana!
We really enjoyed our stay at June and Art's place. They are very gracious laidback people. It is in a very peaceful little community outside the hustle and bustle of tulum but close to all the attractions. We especially enjoyed the guided snorkel in dos ojos cenote. Just make sure you have good directions on how to get there because we got lost on the way.
My friend and I truly enjoyed our time at Cabins in Paradise. Art and June are very interesting people to talk to and the location is simply incredible. If you are looking for a quiet spot, removed from the crowded beaches down in Tulum, here you've found it.
The only negative note was the difficult check-in. Make sure to get there before it gets dark and to communicate to the hosts your time of arrival.
Casita in Paradise - is exactly where you will be when you stay at June and Art's place. We were invited to Tulum for a wedding and we wanted to be off the beaten track away from the main tourist beaches with privacy. The location of the casita is just what we needed. 2 miles down a dirt road with a view of beautiful little cove and calm waters. The beach is literally steps away from the front door. From the bed you can look out to the sea. Our days stated with breakfast on the beach - followed by a morning swim. There is a reef in front of the casita so you can swim out to see tons of fish - bring water shoes. The casita offers a full kitchen so we bought groceries at a local store. You need a rental car -to stay at this place - and you can easily rent a car at cancun airport. From the casita you have a 5 min walk to (2) Restaurants right on the beach. Casa Cenote is the one we enjoyed the most - order the ceviche and margaritas. The town of Tulum is a 10 min drive and we enjoyed affordable restaurants. Art recommended lots of great places and checked in to see how we were doing and if we had any questions about anything - but also was polite in giving us privacy. I didn't expect housekeeping service at the casita and having the bed made and the room cleaned up a bit was a nice treat! We also enjoyed coconuts taken out of the tree by Abraham who landscapes the property - their hired staff are amazing and friendly. All in all the casita is an affordable option to the very expensive "eco tourist places" on the main beach road. I can't wait to come back! Thanks Art and June for being so welcoming.
The name says it all..."Slice of Paradise". Cabana 1 is perfectly situated for that complete get away. We loved it because it was completely away from the "touristy areas" of the Mexican Coast yet close enough to visit all the exciting places we wanted to see. A car is a must if you are going to stay at the Cabanas and still want to visit other places. Although June was on vacation during our stay we were looked after by Felizia and Abram and couldn't have asked for more attentive and helpful "hosts". We felt relaxed and safe our whole visit.
L habitation correspond totalement aux photos de l annonce : il s agit d un vrai coin de paradis, au calme ! le nom est bien trouvé !!
La chambre est tout confort : bombonne d eau potable, eau chaude, moustiquaire, ventilateur, petit frigo, glaciaire à la demande, serviettes de plage, literie de qualité.
Il y a également à disposition une petite kitchenette commune, permettant de se preparer de super pic-nic à deguster face à une eau turquoise !!
Le personnel a été au petit soin avec nous (petites attentions dans la chambre et petit dejeuner preparé sur un plateau avec café et brioches).
Bref : nous recommandons !!! :)
Art and June are so friendly and kindly, and the people who helps with the cleaning, all the experience was easy.
Get to the place was easy too, I rent a car, I think its better to get there and If you want to visit tulum and cobá ruins or get dinner at tulum or shopping time.
The place its a paradise... All my family have a wonderful time, my mom, brother and son.
This is for a forest experience... you can found all kind of animals.
The weather its wonderful, the beach amazing, high humidity, sunblock, and repelent.
Near, if you dont want to cook, 1/2km there are a nice restaurant in a little inn, and near too you have acquatic sports.
I love this place!!!!
We stayed in cabana 2 for a week in April 2014 as part of a one-month vacation at the Yucatan. We stayed in other nice places, but this really was exceptional. Not for its comfort or level of luxury - Slice of Paradise is pretty basic - but for how beautiful and serene the spot is. We travelled with a 10-month old baby and getting up early with him to watch the sun come up over the bay, see the pelicans dive into the ocean and listen to the rattle of the palm leaves was very special!
SoP is a small lot of land between the gravel road along Tankah Bay and the ocean. There are three rental houses - two cabanas (thatched-roof cabins) and one proper house with kitchen and solid roof. They're all very close to the ocean, only metres apart, really, but Cabana 1 has an unobstructed view. All three are excellent locations so it is no big deal where you stay. June's and Art's house is also on the lot.
There is a basic kitchen which we used a lot, opting to stay rather than go out for meals. It works just fine and you can borrow more utensils from the owners' house.
June and Art are very good hosts. They are discrete and leave you be, but step in to offer relevant services and knowledge about the area. The gardener set up a nice bonfire for us and opened coconuts for everybody.
We wanted to go snorkling and were not disappointed. The reef runs along the coast approx 300 metres out. You can swim towards it in the shallow waters and explore the area. We saw three different types of ray, loads of fish and one sea turtle. If you swim to the other side of the reef it gets deeper and you will see schools of fish. It can be a good idea to walk to the point and access the reef from there (10 min. walk). In short excellent conditions and opportunities for beginners/children as well as more experienced snorklers! On land the kids can find blue crab along the road, scores of iguanas and other critters.
There are a couple of restaurants down the road, one with a very nice terrace right on the beach. There is a mini-market but don't count on shopping there; it has very little to offer.
We did not bring a car. It worked thanks to the generosity of a family who offered to drive us into town (thanks, Will and Megan!). You can also walk to the highway and catch a collectivo into Tulum, but it is a half-our walk each way plus waiting. Taxi is also an option but consider to bring a rental car if your want to waste as little time as possible organizing your transportation.
All in all an excellent place to stay which we will recommend everybody who is looking for that Slice of Paradise!
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.
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.