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Romantic Hideaway Cabañas on the Ocean, Near Tulum.

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cabin in Tulsayab - Slice of Paradise

Cabanas in Paradise on a beautiful Caribbean beach.

Our private cabanas are approximately 300 square feet each, and have great views of the ocean, two beds (queen and full), a private bathroom, mini-fridge, a dinning table, chairs, and a closet. We furnish purified drinking water and offer free WiFi. The cabanas are steps from the Caribbean Ocean (20 ft). They offer the perfect mix between the Robinson Crusoe adventure you want, and the comforts of home that you need. There is a shared outdoor kitchen with a stove top and a bbq grill you are welcome to use. There are 2 restaurants/watering holes on the bay, within walking distance, that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and a third that is open for breakfast only. There is a mini-super on the bay for essentials but Tulum, with full supermarkets is only 6 miles away.

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Our property is located in the cove of the Tankah Bay by the point. It is extremely tranquil and secluded, with wonderful ocean views. Imagine stepping out of your Cabaña onto a sandy beach and the beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea inviting you to step into her warm clear waters. In the evening enjoy the magical stillness on our moon lit cove and watch the stars come out to play. Nature welcomes you home to your 'Slice of Paradise'.



Caribbean Ocean

Riviera Maya


Casita & Cabañas on the Beach.

Ocean Front

Swim, Snorkel, Stand Up Paddle

Outdoor Kitchenette

Secluded, Peaceful

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Monika Rajala
Member since: 2003
Speaks German, english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 May, 2016
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About Monika Rajala

We are a retired couple from California that have been living the good life in Mexico for over 30 years. We would love to share our little 'Slice of Paradise' with you.

Monika Rajala purchased this cabin in 1987

Why Monika Rajala chose Tulum

When we discovered Tankah Bay, we just fell in love with it. We have always joked that you can see 27 shades of turquoise when you look into the bay. We were drawn to the area because of its magical energy, and the sweetness of the Mayan people. The beauty , after 30 years never ceases to amaze us. It is truly a SLICE OF PARADISE.

What makes this cabin unique

Pristine beauty away from the hustle and bustle of the big resort areas. Slice of Paradise is located near the end of a road that gets VERY little traffic. The morning sun rises and evening sunsets are breathtaking. You wake up to the sounds of the ocean and the tropical birds signing. It does not get any better than here In Tankah Bay, near Tulum.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We love this place. We have come back now 3 times. We will be back many times more. It's quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. Joelle falls in love with the cats everytime. Thanks June for taking such good care of us this time. I think you're kind and gentle and wise.

love Joelle and Neal

Dallas Tx.
May 2009
  • 1 of 5


based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Romantic Hideaway Cabañas on the Ocean, Near Tulum.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Perfect romantic, private, peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I stayed in the casita for 6 nights this July and were in heaven. The casita has amenities we were seeking that the cabanas did not offer, like a full kitchen and air conditioning. Though, after seeing the two separate cabanas I think we would have been perfectly happy in one of them as well.

First, we were greeted immediately by Art, the owner. He and his wife were both kind and available to ask questions of, but they were very respectful of our privacy and did not interfere at all with our quiet times. They reside on-site in a detached home near the casita.

We had daily maid service and she was amazing!! Considering the enormous amounts of sand we tracked in along with little bugs and who knows what else, we always returned to a clean and neat home.

It is hard to convey just how special this place is, but it was exactly what we wanted for the right price. I looked from Akumal down to Tulum, and had stayed in Soliman Bay twice before, but the prices were not within our range, and we only needed a bed, bath and kitchen, not an elaborate mansion or pool. This fit the bill. The bay just steps from your sliding glass door is calm and fun to snorkel in, and there are three decent restaurants just south walkable along the beach or road from the casita and cabanas.

I would hope anyone booking here understands that Tankah is nothing like Cancun...the restaurants close up at nine, and they are far from fancy. People come here for peace and to soak in the beauty of this area not for partying or late nights.

A car rental is probably necessary to 90% of visitors, and it was nice for us to have one since we bought groceries in Tulum (huge market[s] there) and went to a couple nearby areas for the day. Having the full kitchen in the casita was handy and we prepared almost all our meals in the casita since it is equipped with everything you need.

If you feel the need for a little pampering there is a big resort 5 minutes drive south called Dreams. We got the 1/2 day pass for $50 per person and got all you can eat and drink, from 12 to 6pm. They have a swim up bar, several restaurants, kayaks for borrowing, you name it. It was fun to have the little luxuries, but everywhere we went we just wanted to get back to this little Slice of Paradise in Tankah!

In closing, be prepared to fall in love here. With nature, with yourself or your partner all over again, and with just being still!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tulum's best kept secret!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed in the casita and cabana 1, each for 5 nights. it was amazing! Arturo & June are the most gracious hosts, and have created an incredible

"slice of paradise" for any traveller. The cabanas are so cute! nothing fancy, but very clean and comfortable. There are fans to keep you cool at night, and the ocean breeze kept the temperature down as well. The outdoor kitchen was great! all you need to make simple meals. Fresh water was provided in all the rooms, and the staff are wonderfully attentive and kind, keeping the property neat as a pin. The casita has its own kitchen, and A/C if you need it, though we never turned it on once. We used the ceiling fan, and let the ocean breezes keep us cool. the beach is fantastic, rarely had to share it with anyone! we spent our days lying on lounge chairs, under the palms, reading books, watching the pelicans and other sea birds, and going for walks. The water is crystal clear, and the snorkelling AMAZING! saw a sea turtle, mantarays, stingrays, and a myriad of spectacular fish! i've never seen colours like that, nor have I seen fish like that! it was truly the best snorkelling I've done. For the more adventurous, you can go out past the reef and have an even more exciting adventure! We highly recommend this property for anyone wanting an alternative to the busy beaches and tourist traps that you find in most other places. It was peaceful, and fun, and a pure joy to stay there. Kudos to Arturo and June for creating this perfect little slice of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Cumberland, PA

Wonderful Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great time staying at Art & June's slice of paradise. Right on the beach in Tankah Bay: we woke up and watched the sunrise, snorkeled and did yoga. The Casita is homey and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Syracuse, New York

An Amazing Birthday Trip at a Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

I was trying to decide where I wanted to be when I turned 60 and I was so lucky to find A Slice of Paradise in Tulum, Mexico. We rented the Casita for a week and it far surpassed my expectations. The facility is charming, Art and June are fabulous and the ability to walk ten steps to the most beautiful beach is a real gift. Tulum is a wonderful community with interesting beaches, restaurants and shops but each day we hurried to get home to our casita and beach. We loved having breakfast outdoors and sitting on the chaise lounges for "happy hour" and just enjoying this amazing spot. I have traveled a lot and I keep repeating that this was the best vacation ever. We will be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kamloop, B.C. Canada

Missing Our Slice of Paradise Already !

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay & can't wait to go back ! Art was away but we loved June, what a wonderful lady, always there to help & yet never once intrusive. Our casita was great, this is not a resort & not for everybody but it's exactly what we wanted! Peaceful, Quiet and Wonderful. A Cenote, a brick oven pizza place at the Blue Sky & a Sun afternoon BBQ at Gary's, all just steps away. We had 2 nights in Cancun, one on the way to Tankah Bay & one on the way home, next time we will not even bother.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dawson Creek, BC, Canada

Aptly named

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely exactly what we were after, peace, quiet and warmth. Art & June are delightful hosts who go the extra mile to ensure your vacation is one to remember. The beach and bay are tranquil and if not for the daily breeze might have been unbearable (heat wise). Close to all sightseeing venues and most will pick you up right at the end of the driveway. As stated enjoyed the quiet, comfortable and serene location. Would highly recommend this "romantic" vacation spot to those wishing to relax and unwind in such a peaceful atmosphere. Thanks again to Arturo and June for making our stay so enjoyable even though it seemed we didn't do much but laze around all day. Best vacation ever!

April 10-24th 2011

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Cancun, Mexico - 90 Minutes
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bahia Principe
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Carretera Federal - Highway 307
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Blue Sky, Casa Cenote, Tankah Inn
Nearest Beach
Oceanfront - Steps away from the Cabanas
Car: recommended

Tankah is a great area - it's off the beaten path but close to everything. The Cabana is on a gorgeous stretch of beach on the sparkling clear turquoise wates for the Caribbean. It is protected by a barrier reef. You can swim, snorkel or Stand Up Paddle (SUP) off of our beach. There are 3 restaurants in the area within walking distance. There is fresh water Cenote to swim in. There is a dive shop in walking distance where you can arrange trips to snorkel, dive or fish, rent snorkel gear and kayaks. There are miles of beach coastline to explore. Tulum, 6 miles south, is nearby and has 2 major grocery stores and plenty of shops and restaurants. There are several attractions and ruins nearby. Swim with sea Turtles (year round); Sea Turtle Nesting/Hatching (May to Sept); Swim with Dolphins: Experience Cirque du Soleil; Explore Mayan Ruins; Climb Pyramids at some of Mayan Ruins; Visit Cenotes and Explore Caves; Float down Underground Rivers; Zip Line over the Jungle and into Cenotes and Caves; Snorkel; Scuba Dive; Visit Sian Kaan' Biosphere Reserve; Swim with Whale Sharks (May to September) and see Manta Rays in the wild; (off of Cancun)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Tulsayab, Quintana Roo

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall / Winter 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
Holiday 2016
18 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £41

50% of total fee required to confirm deposit. Balance due no more than 60 days prior to arrival date. For reservations less than 60 days prior to arrival, payment in full required.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Tulsayab in Quintana Roo

Property Type:
  • cabin
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 316 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , each unit has it's own bath and mini frig.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Detached Unit - 2 Double Bed , max occupancy 4-persons
  • 2-dbl.beds,private bath,mini frig and great views of the ocean from each Cabana.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The CABANAS have an out-door kitchenette & Utensils, Gas stove,Weber Gas Barbecue Grill,coolers,.Beach lounges,tables and chairs for outside dinning.& Relaxing on the beach under the many Coconut trees,and palapas. The Snorkeling is great right in front of the property. See many tropical fish and beautiful Coral.

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