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3 bedrooms, WiFi, linens

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4.7 out of 5 Exceptional
11 reviews

Popular amenities

Kitchen
Gym
Outdoor Space
Hot Tub
Barbecue Grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays

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Explore the area

Popular LocationTulum Beach35 min drive
Popular LocationMuyil Lagoon72 min drive
Popular LocationNopalitos Lagoon74 min drive
AirportTulum, Quintana Roo (TUY)117 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Tulum Beach "elefante Volador" Pristine Beachfront Designer Villa

    Delightful beach villa with a spa tub
    The Elefante Volador is surrounded only by uncontaminated wild nature, 19 km drive from the 'hot' Tulum Playa . Amazing white sandy beach with nobody around. Every object in the house has its own story and soul; it was found and brought there. The house has its own personality that you can feel as soon as you step inside. Everybody falls in love with it: once there, they never want to leave! During my first Christmas there, I fell asleep listening to the soothing ocean sounds and the smelling the wind; these memories stayed with me for weeks after I returned home. The colors define spaces and volumes. Skilights and windows at each side, give a 360 view of the entire Sian Kaan reserve, and a small pool on the top terrace gives a breathtaking view of the nearby lagoon and towards the unforgettable sunsets. A very big round 'palapa' is the natural continuation of the inside towards the outside, with its spacious sofas, chill out areas and open kitchen. The sky over Tulum is a special. Some say it¹s closer to the earth. Actually, Mayan people were good astronomers! Lying down on the terrace, you feel that you can touch the stars. The house is wrapped around in natural features, and from morning to night you feel stunned by beauty. A walk along the bay takes about one hour and a half of strolling with your feet in the water. If you prefer to be still, you can lay on the hammock looking at the waves until dusk, and then you can move on to the terrace to watch the sun disappear into the lagoon. Herons, Pelicans, Frigate birds and Iguanas are our daily guests, as well as Panchita and Chakeron and the illustrious half-breed Mayan dogs. From May to September, the world¹s biggest Tortoises come to lay eggs on the seashore in front of the house. We counted 24 tortoises that came to lay eggs on our beach! 15 minutes North the house you can rent a boat to visit the lagoon and watch crocodiles, manatees, flamingos, eagles and Mayan ruins.
    Guest accommodations at this villa offer coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
    Recreational amenities at the villa include a spa tub and a fitness center.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    Giuli Cordara
    Speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish

    Cleaning and safety practices

    Enhanced cleanliness measures

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property
    High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
    Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
    Follows regional sanitization guidelines of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)
    Follows industry sanitization guidelines of European Holiday Home Association (EHHA - Europe)

    Social distancing

    Contactless check-in
    Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
    This information is provided by our partners.

    Property amenities

    Beach

    • On the beach

    Pool/Spa

    • Spa tub

    Internet

    • WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking
    • Car required

    Kitchen

    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Dishwasher
    • Blender
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Paper towels
    • Spices

    Bedrooms

    • 3 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided

    Bathrooms

    • 3 bathrooms
    • Shower
    • Soap
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Dining room

    Entertainment

    • Stereo
    • Books
    • Games

    Outdoor areas

    • Balcony
    • Barbecue grill
    • Garden

    Laundry

    • Near laundromat

    Pets

    • No pets allowed

    Suitability/Accessibility

    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Limited housekeeping
    • Chef

    Location highlights

    • Near the ocean
    • Near the sea
    • On the waterfront
    • Near a hospital
    • Near the bay

    Things to do

    • Fitness center
    • Fitness facilities nearby
    • Kayak on site
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Whale watching nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby
    • Snorkeling nearby
    • Theme parks nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Swimming nearby
    • Birdwatching nearby
    • Scuba diving nearby

    General

    • Sleeps 7
    • Unit size: 2153 sq ft (200 sq m)

    Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in time starts at Flexible
    Minimum check-in age - 25

    Check-out

    Check-out before Flexible

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions

    Pets

    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

    We should mention

    A car is required for transportation to and from this property

    Property is also known as

    Elefante Volador Secluded Pristine Beachfront Designer Villa
    Tulum Elefante Volador Secluded Pristine Beachfront Designer
    Elefante Volador Secluded Pristine Beachfront Designer
    "elefante Volador" Pristine Beachfront Designer Villa
    Tulum Beach "elefante Volador" Pristine Beachfront Designer
    "elefante Volador" Pristine Beachfront Designer Villa
    Tulum Beach "elefante Volador" Pristine Beachfront Designer
    "elefante Volador" Pristine Beachfront Designer

    About this area

    Tulum

    Located in Tulum, this villa is near theme parks and on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve and Tulum Beach. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and snorkeling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and ecotours.
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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Tulum Beach - 35 min drive
    • Punta Allen Dock - 50 min drive
    • Muyil Lagoon - 72 min drive
    • Nopalitos Lagoon - 74 min drive
    • Las Palmas Public Beach - 103 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Is Tulum Beach "elefante Volador" Pristine Beachfront Designer Villa pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at Tulum Beach "elefante Volador" Pristine Beachfront Designer Villa?
    Check-in begins at Flexible.
    What time is check-out at Tulum Beach "elefante Volador" Pristine Beachfront Designer Villa?
    Check-out is at Flexible.
    Where is Tulum Beach "elefante Volador" Pristine Beachfront Designer Villa located?
    This Tulum villa is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Tulum Beach and Playa Akun. Sol Caribe Beach is 9.6 mi (15.5 km) away.
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    5/5 Excellent

    Delightful, stylish home on the beach
    We had a wonderful experience at Elefante Volador. We walked for miles without seeing a soul, snorkeled and bogey-boarded and ate well. Alex and Gabi we’re friendly, very helpful and great cooks.

    5/5 Excellent

    Perfection in every way
    We had the most marvelous vacation with our 2 adult boys and their wives at Elefante Volador over Christmas and New Year. The house is ideally located on 2 miles of empty beach with white sand and turquoise sea. The attention to detail was evident in every way. There were new hammocks, snokeling equipment, towels and bedding. Everything was beautiful and easy to use. The caretaker Alex and his daughter Gaby were descret and exceedingly helpful. They attend to all the details making our stay special. We loved the elegant camping by the beach aspect of this very magical house. All 6 of us agree that this was the best vacation we have ever had.

    5/5 Excellent

    Thank you!
    It was an incredible experience! Thanks so much to you, Alex and Gabi.

    4/5 Good

    Great property, the beach unusable
    First, Leticia and Felipe, the on-site team, we’re excellent, friendly, efficient and overall great. If you bring the ingredients, Leticia and Felipe can grill steaks, make chilaquiles, guacamole, beans, salads, fresh juices. The property is really nice, open, in great condition. But, same as most of Quintana Roo beaches, this one, unlike the property description, is loaded with sargassum. Deep with sargassum. And plastic trash. No long walks on the beach until it’s cleaned.

    5/5 Excellent

    Arriving at Elefante Volador is like arriving in Paradise
    This is the most beautiful house in the middle of nowhere with a stretch of beach and coastline where you will not see another soul. Elefante Volador is a work of art, an architecturally designed house with incredible sense of shape, style and colour with interesting Mayan artefacts. Lying in the hammock in the palapa gazing out across the secluded garden and swaying palms to the Caribbean is really one of life's great experiences and a memory I will carry with me for a long time. The caretakers Letitia and Felipe are delightful and nothing is too much trouble for them. They are on hand to look after you whenever you want and will produce wholesome, home cooking. I recommend their fish dishes. For more exotic food the restaurants and bars in the boutique hotel stretch in Tulum are fabulous, particularly in the Southern end. Elefante Volador is a 30-40 minute drive from this stretch and over an hour from Tulum town. We did not find the road in the Biosphere too difficult at all. We would recommend you get cash in Tulum town on the way to Elefante Volador as when we were there most restaurants along the boutique hotel stretch would not accept cards and the ATMs were not working. The sea was rough when we were and this stretch of coastline has a vast amount of seaweed and a lot of plastic rubbish. It did not spoil it for us but was a reminder that we must try to reduce plastic waste. One of the great highlights was a boat trip in the lagoon to see crocodiles, spoonbills and other nesting birds and to swim in the mangrove canals. I could not recommend this more highly. It is about a 4-5 hour trip in a small boat for max 6 people and can be organised by the house via email. Absolutely wonderful! Staying at Elefante Volador was perfection and being in the Biosphere gave us a window into what this stretch of coastline must have been like 30 years ago before the arrival of mass tourism. I cannot believe our good fortune in finding this house. I wish I was still there.....

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