What could be more ideal for a great vacation than being on a beautiful tropical beach like Soliman Bay, in a dreamy villa, and all you have to do is chill out, or walk out on the sand, slap on some sun screen, tan a bit, and do a little snorkeling and kayaking? With three air conditioned bedrooms and an air conditioned living room this beach villa is comfortable any time of year.
On the lower level Casa Palmeras has an open floor plan with a glass wall on its beach side. The beach side patio is fully furnished, shady, and an outdoor grilling area is among the coconut palms for cookouts. Inside, the house’s main living space has a L shaped couch, large coffee table surrounded by several chairs. Across from the living room is a dining area that seats six. Just behind it is a raised breakfast counter that separates the dining room from the fully equipped kitchen. All the accessories are provided by a dishwasher (actually the maid does dishes).
Up on the second level are two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with two queens. Both have a private bathroom and access to a furnished upper level terrace that looks toward the beach. A auxiliary double sleeper/couch on the second floor folds out and can sleep two kids (or an adult in a pinch).
Up a flight of stairs is the rooftop bedroom suite, very private, and it has a great panoramic view. This suite has has a king size bed, sitting area, ocean view and a jungle side private terrace for the sunset. This is a nice private bedroom, rather romantic with a palapa roof overhead, AC and private bathroom.
The swimming pool is on the beach side if the house and has a shade patio with dining table and chairs, and a wooden deck with has chaise lounges and other furnishings. A little closer to the beach is a built-in grill.
Out on the sand is a very nice tiled grill for cookouts. There is plenty of space to spread out since Casa Palmeras is set back from the beach allowing plenty of space for the grill and relaxing at the edge of the beach. Out by the surf line are sling-back tanning chairs, chaise lounges, a thatched shade umbrella, sea kayaks, and general bliss on Soliman Bay.
Grilling for pool-deck and beach cookouts
Rooftop bedroom bathroom
Rooftop main house
Soliman bay beach in front of Casa Palmeras
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"Soliman Bay is just the best place outside the crowd"
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From: Queretaro, Qro
About me: Seeking a Family Vacation/DestinationInterested in Cultural & Nature ActivitiesEnjoys Beach & Water Sports
Soliman Bay is just the best place outside the crowd
By: Russ and his snorkeling family
From: Durango, CO
About me: Looking for Quiet & RelaxationSeeking a Family Vacation/DestinationEnjoys Beach & Water Sports
Beautiful, well designed home. Excellent location between two luxury homes. The staff is excellent. The pool is excellent. Overall, the house was a bit pricey for our budget, and the home could use some money put into updates. If we were more affluent, we'd stay there again.
From: denver CO
About me: Looking for Quiet & RelaxationGolferEnjoys Beach & Water Sports
Good Staff. Great beach for boats and snorkeling.
A bit far back from the beach. Could not see the ocean from the ground level patio or the 2nd floor bed rooms and porch. It would be ok if a lot of the plants and trees were cut back allowing a view and a bit more of a breeze. It would also be nice to have a gas grill.
From: North Little Rock, AR
About me: Interested in Cultural & Nature ActivitiesEnjoys Beach & Water SportsSeeking a Family Vacation/Destination
We had stayed last year in a house on Soliman Bay that was a few houses down from Casa Palmeras. We love the location. Casa Palmeras is a great house -- very spacious, neatly decorated, and is set up well for a family vacation. The deck is lovely and the small pool was a delight for cooling off. The kitchen was nice and well-equipped. The bedrooms were plenty big and the beds were actually comfortable! We would stay here again. However, the "cons" are that one of our group had 400 pesos taken from his pocket early the first morning we were there -- while the cleaning staff was there cleaning. We dismissed it as perhaps a wrong cash count. The next morning, everyone was more watchful, and counted money before going to bed, and counted money when arising. And during the morning while cleaning staff was in the house, two more of our group had money stolen from inside pants, a backpack, and a wallet (which was down inside a purse). Total hit for our group was about $200 U.S. We called Loco Gringo that second day, and a property manager was sent to see us. He spoke with the nice folks who tended the house, and the theft stopped that day. No other problems the rest of our 7 day stay. The only negative about the beach is that there is an area about 10'x10' right as you enter the ocean from the path from the house where something bad was happening. The sand was gooey and the stench was horrendous if you stepped into that small area. If you skirted it, no problem. The area looked no different from the rest of the beach, and there was nothing up to indicate that this area was soft, rotten, or otherwise different. The smell was like rotten eggs and if disturbed, the smell would come up the path and permeate the house. When we first arrived at the house, and the kids bailed off to the beach, they immediately entered in that area, and were turned off to the beach for a couple of days. We entered the water in a different area, and had no problem, so thereafter everyone knew to just avoid that area. If that is something that cannot be helped, it would be nice to put a sign up, or otherwise provide notice that the "bad" area is there. The smell was really, really bad if you went through that area. The staff on-site were very nice. The location is great, and the house lovely. We would stay here again.
From: Ontario, Canada
About me: Enjoys Beach & Water SportsSeeking a Family Vacation/DestinationLooking for Quiet & Relaxation
Terrific short stay- wish it was longer! We met our university-age kids here for a few days before a resort vacation. Wonderful, clean spacious house. Staff were very helpful. Maria made a wonderful meal for our arrival dinner and did thorough cleaning daily. Great beach- some sea grass and rocks in water- water shoes would have been a good idea. Walked to next bay to snorkel in Casa cenote, kayaked. Good meals at Sahara Cafe. Beach snack shack is only open in afternoon/ odd hours- never worked out for us.
One word of caution- my husband was bit by a dog far out on the point to the south while walking on beach. Spoke to 2 others also bitten in same area as well as a woman at the resort. Could happen anywhere but I've never heard of 4 people bitten by dogs on any other vacation. Not a con for this property but the entire area- more dogs running lose than I have seen elsewhere in Central America.
By: Sonja, Andrew, An & Luca
From: Greenport, NY
About me: Seeking a Family Vacation/DestinationEnjoys Beach & Water SportsLooking for Quiet & Relaxation
We loved our stay at Casa Palmeras. We would definitely go back...and hope to!
A few things....
The beach is not perfect for people who want to swim because of the grasses - that being said it is wonderful for snorkeling.
Our house was listed as having wifi. Both my husband and I needed to work from Casa Palmeras in order to even take the trip. There was a plug in internet connection that was very spotty and slow and I could not use my IPAD because there was no wifi. It was frustrating but we became ok with it because it allowed us to slow down a bit. Someone else might have been very upset if they were counting on that.
We really loved Maria, Miguel & Francisco. They were very nice and accommodating. There is a language barrier but it was only a problem when discussing $$. We ordered a few meals through them -- we were three people but we realize we had to pay the minimum. The first 2 meals were at 600 pesos. Simple, but very good meals and priced per the menu. The third meal was 1200 pesos and it was less food than the other two because we had leftovers. When I asked Maria she couldn't explain why because of the language barrier. For $100 we would have gone out to dinner. As well, we asked for some provisions for when we got in, a few bottles of white wine (they bought red) some beer and some cereal, milk and fruit. This cost us 2400 pesos. We went shopping the next day and bought twice the amount of food and drink for 1200 pesos. When I asked about the costs, again, Maria could not explain.
This did not upset us AT ALL. We were on vacation and we loved it and it didn't make a big difference to us. I just think for future guests there should be a price chart for everything you may ask for including taxi costs etc...so that you know what to expect.
All in all it was wonderful!! An incredible house, beautiful beach --- and the ceviche shack on Soliman Bay may be my favorite place on earth.
Thank you for everything. We will recommend Loco Gringo and Casa Palmeras to friends.
Sonja, Andrew, Ann & Little Luca who learned to walk in the the sand!
By: Ryan Bean
Casa Palmeras is a beautiful home, located in beautiful Soliman Bay. The house was in good condition and comfortably furnished. The bay is not as pristine as other beaches in the Tulum area, but still beautiful. It is located a little bit of a drive from any real conveniences - restuarants, grocery stores, town, etc. However, there is a great restaurant located in Hotel Jashita in Soliman Bay and a great lobster shack for lunch at the south end of the bay. The house was not cleaned nearly as frequently as the 6 days per week that were advertised, which was a little frustrating and disappointing. Maria, the housekeeper, lives in the back unit and was helpful in arranging taxis to town when asked and also cooked our group a decent dinner one night of our stay. Overall, our experience was pretty good aside from the lack of cleaning.
By: Maureen Miller
The thing I liked most about this property was getting up in the morning (or late at night) and wandering down to the private beach and relaxing with a book or cocktail. The house is nicer than the pictures show and perfectly taken care of. Francisco & Maria couldn't have been any more helpful. Loved the snorkeling & using the kayaks. We flipped our kayak & couldn't get back in but it didn't matter. We just swam/walked it back into shore. Felt perfectly safe in the bay. Would recommend a car.
By: David Hare
Casa Palmeras is a beautiful property on Soliman Bay. The house is nicely appointed and has all of the conveinences you would except. Being somewhat isolated from other than beach activities, e.g. resturants, site seeing - the extremely pot holed road becomes tiring and annoying very quickly. The natural beach is great and a small grassless access is available. The house keeper was home but did NOT greet us or give an overview of the house upon arrival. We had to trakh her down to find keys, air condition remotes etc. The house keeper and grounds keeper speak NO english which was difficult. We also had to track her down to initiate any cleaning, dishes, etc... Maintenance is nile: light bulbs, Fridge will NOT cool to keep pershables, Propane leak on oven, one safe inoperable, one air conditioner broke down, etc... I would recommend spending a few more dollars and get what you pay for. Property Manager Never showed up for meet and greet
By: MARIA FILATOV
Overall, we liked our stay at Casa Palmeras a lot (4 adults and 3 children under 5 yo). It is a beautiful, spacious and comfortable property, ideal for a family vacation with small children. It is set back a little from the beach, providing some privacy. There is a large spot clear of seaweed in the water on the property 's beach, and the kids had a blast in the clear, calm and warm water. We walked along Soliman Bay in both directions and liked Casa Palmeras the best. 5 stars for the reservation process, I talked to the agent (Katie) and she gave me exceptionally detailed and accurate description of the property and answered all my questions. My only minor criticism is about cleaning/management of the property. Maria is lovely, and she and her husband did a great job cleaning inside, but the beach was cleaned from the seaweed only twice during our week-long stay, and it was done daily on the adjacent properties. In our pictures there is a pile of seaweed that ends abruptly on two sides, marking property 's borders. Also, the property is not called Casa Palmeras for nothing, there is a beautiful palm garden and most palms had ripe coconuts that were falling all around, on sand as well as on the trails. We were very concerned about falling coconuts because the kids were playing in the garden and in the palms ' shade on the beach. I asked the manager to chop down at least the ripe coconuts, but nothing was happening for the next 2 days. In the end, my husband and his friend did it themselves, which was very hard without proper equipment Again, very enjoyable stay overall and I would certainly recommend Casa Palmeras to friends
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