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Casa Pelicanos Tulum, luxury beachfront Villa, private virgin white sand beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Master Bedrooms, 1 Bunkroom, 4 Baths (Sleeps 2-12).

This listing has moved! Please vistit our new Home Away listing # 4951477.


Escape the crowds in a luxury eco-chic beachfront villa located in the stunning Sian Ka'an bio-sphere nature reserve in Tulum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Set on a breathtaking 100 meter private virgin beach (with an additional 1000 meters of privately owned unoccupied beachfront) with pristine fine white sand and warm clear turquoise Caribbean ocean; amid lush tropical vegetation; and flanked to the west by the beautiful blue Campechen lagoon. The world's second largest barrier reef is just offshore.

Perfectly situated only 6km into the Sian Ka'an bio-sphere reserve - far away enough to feel like a secluded tropical paradise escape, yet close enough to Tulum's relaxed bohemian chic beach hotel zone where boutiques, cafes, Riviera Maya's best restaurants, and cold-press juices are only a 10-15 drive away, which attracts at thoughtful traveler.  This private community is accessible via the arch at the top of Tulum's beach strip


At Casa de los Pelicanos, full daily housekeeping and an off-site Villa Manager/Concierge are included.


Our in-house Chef Chari is a wonderful cook and has received numerous rave reviews praising her fresh, authentic, home style cuisine.

Uniquely, we charge differently than other villas, charging only a modest service fee service and you only pay for the actual food and drink you want. We provide all the services of an all-inclusive experience but also offer clients flexibility with with half-board, select meals, pre-stocking or do-it-yourself board basis options because one size doesn't fit all.

Our hosts, Felipe and Chari can shop, prepare, cook, and serve meals for you; freeing you for a relaxing and stress free vacation in paradise.


Our Villa Manager/Concierge can assist you in coordinating  transfers, any meals (including your welcome meal), activities and treatments.


The villa boasts three spacious, master bedrooms with king size beds in each and two of the suites have an extra daybed.

The two upper level master suites open to their own private terraces and enjoy expansive views of the Caribbean on one side and the lagoon on the other. The beach level bedroom opens onto the beachfront deck, just steps away from the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean.

No one draws the short straw at Casa de los Pelicanos; each couple has a generous master suite to choose from. There is also a Maya style bunkroom with 2 queens & 2 twins (usually for overflow).


The house has separate areas indoors and outdoors where one can relax, read, sunbathe and dine. Curl up and read a book under the palapa roof beach deck while admiring the ocean view. Escape to the tropical jungle side with its outdoor seating. Have lunch brought to you while relaxing under the gazebo on the beach. Indulge with a sunset cocktail on the rooftop terrace with its adjoining viewing deck with 360 degree views of jungle, lagoon and Caribbean; with its wildlife such as pelicans diving into the crystal clear ocean, frigates gliding overhead, herons, egrets, manatees, sea turtles, and even an occasional spider monkey.


Casa de los Pelicanos is a totally self-sufficient ecologically friendly home generating its own electricity through wind and solar energy, a wetland septic system, and boasting a state-of -the-art water filtration system to provide you with unlimited purified drinking water. The Villa is testament that one can live consciously respecting one's surroundings yet still benefit from the modern conveniences that we have grown to expect from a luxury hotel. The house is has all the mod cons including air conditioning, WiFi internet access throughout, audio, satellite television, and more. Our on-site staff are there to ensure that you have everything that you need. Casa de los Pelicanos is the ultimate in eco-chic for the modern day environmentally conscious vacationer!


There is something for everyone and within easy reach.

Nearby activities include: scuba diving the world's second largest barrier reef (Mesoamerican Reef) just offshore from the villa; snorkeling the Maya Riviera's famous cenotes; world class water sports: kiteboarding, windsurfing, parasailing, kayaking; world class fly fishing in the lagoons of Boca Paila that extend all the way to Punta Allen (over 30 miles of lagoon fishing known for the triple threat: Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish); local excursions like a nature tour by boat along the ancient Mayan canals, or exploring Punta Allen by the lagoon side; touring the ancient Cobá Ruins; hot air ballooning; or simply browse the boutiques and frequent the cafés and restaurants of Tulum's relaxed boho hotel zone... then chase it with a in-home massage.

Back on dry land at Casa de los Pelicanos, enjoy swaying palm trees, wonderful authentic home cooked cuisine on the beautiful, secluded, peaceful beaches of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

Our Villa Manager/Concierge can introduce you to our local guide that has years of experience and is great for both types of fishing (deep sea fishing and saltwater flat fishing); as well as guides for snorkeling and sightseeing in the lagoon.  

More Details

Property Manager
Michelle McErlean Nunez
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, Michelle's spouse speaks Spanish.
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Michelle McErlean Nunez

Michelle, Fabian and Jesse all reside in Los Angeles. Michelle originally hails from London, England; Fabian is US born and of Mexican descent; and Jesse is Mexican. Jesse is a documentary maker and designer who travels the world and has a deep appreciation of nature. He was set to purchase land in the Amazonian rainforest to enjoy, preserve and protect... that is, until he discovered an unspoiled paradise in his very own homeland. He introduced his friends, couple Michelle and Fabian, to Tulum and they instantly fell for its magic, particularly the beauty of the remarkable and awe-inspiring Sian Ka'an nature reserve.  It is a dream come to true to have our very own two acres of eco-villa, virgin beach on the Caribbean, amid tropical jungle that borders a blue lagoon. We feel privileged to share our very own slice of paradise in the 1% of the reserve that is privately owned; a place we regard to be one of the most beautiful, unspoiled places on earth!

We are nature lovers but being city folk, we also appreciate the wide variety of activities available (should we be inclined to do anything here other than watch the palms trees sway, listen to the waves and enjoy Chari's wonderful cooking) and the proximity Tulum's relaxed bohemian beach zone with its chic restaurants, boutiques and cafes just a 10-15 drive away, which attracts a thoughtful traveler.

Now you can share in this amazing experience in Tulum and specifically Sian Ka’an, Mayan for "where the sky is born".

Michelle McErlean Nunez purchased this villa in 2009

Why Michelle McErlean Nunez chose Tulum

It's paradise. Need we say more?

What makes this villa unique

The beach is private and secluded. Clothing is optional.

Just a short distance from the house is a Mayan lighthouse. This lighthouse was used for night fishing hundreds of years ago to exactly pinpoint the location of a cenote in the lagoon where bountiful fish awaited. The Mayans would light a small fire in the lighthouse and when lined up directly in the line of sight of the fire, they would be directly over the cenote.

Our live-in staff, Filipe and Chari, are there to cater to your every need! If pre-arranged, they will await your arrival with a welcome meal. Our staff live in separate quarters on the property (affording you privacy) and provide 24 hour security.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Tulum, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Every bedroom has its own bathroom stocked with soap, shampoo, and hair dryers. From June 2018, guest will receive complimentary welcome Malin & Goetz toiletries.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 large double bed , 2 single bed , Mayan bunk room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed
  • 3 spacious master style bedrooms with a king size bed in each and their own private bathrooms. The two upper level master suites open on to their own terraces that connect to the main terrace and have expansive views of the Caribbean and the Campeche lagoon. The lower bedroom views the Caribbean and opens onto the large beach deck and is just a few steps to the beautiful white sand beach of the Sian Ka'an. All three rooms are so spacious that they have plenty of space for two additional queen size beds in any one of the three. We now have a newly completed bunkroom with 2 queens and 2 twins.
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • sand pit
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 8 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
WATER SPORTS EQUIPMENT For your enjoyment we have kayaks, two singles and one double, two stand up paddle boards, boogie boards, snorkeling sets for both adults and children, and sand toys. PRIVATE BEACH Casa de los Pelicanos is secluded and clothing can be optional.


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Car: not necessary

Perfectly situated only 6km into the Sian Ka'an bio-sphere reserve - far away enough to feel like a secluded tropical paradise escape, yet close enough to Tulum's relaxed bohemian chic beach zone where boutiques, cafes, Riviera Maya's best restaurants, and cold-press juices, banks, ATMs, grocery stores are only a 10-15 drive away.  This private community is accessible via the arch at the top of Tulum's beach strip

The inland town of Tulum Pueblo itself is only a 20 minute drive. 

Cancun Airport is a 120 minute drive.

Our Villa Manager/Concierge is on-hand to help you arrange your airport transfers, or we can direct you to transfer and car rental companies preferred by our guests. 


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Tulum, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season 2018
5 May 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season Late 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
High Season Early 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 3 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season 2019
4 May 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
High Season Late 2019
16 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$79.92

Sales Tax: 11%

Other Fees:
*Rates based on occupancy of six guests. Additional guests charged at $250/week for age nine or over and $150/week for children under age nine. No charge for children age two and under.
**Additional fee if your reservation falls on Thanksgiving Day.

Check-in and check-out day: Saturday (unless alternative day authorized by the owner).

Guests will be asked to sign a simple rental agreement prior to booking which outlines our rental terms (and house rules) to review and sign.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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