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Bungalow Sabor de Africa
Riviera Maya
Beach Bungalow on Soliman Bay near Tulum Mexico
for a maximum occupancy of 6 people
NOTE: there are 2 friendly dogs that live outdoors at the property

     

This pet friendly bungalow that we have lovingly named 'Sabor de Africa' really will provide you with a 'Taste of Africa' but this one is served up with a great big slice of tropical Caribbean desert.

Nestled amongst the palms just a few steps back from the white sandy shore of gorgeous Soliman Bay near Tulum, this 1 bedroom plus loft bungalow is charming, eclectic, and fully self contained with everything one might want to escape from it all without giving up the basic creature comforts we have all come to appreciate.

The bungalow Sabor de Africa enjoys the great privilege of being a beachfront property so guests have exclusive use of the bungalows private chaise lounge chairs, hammocks, large thatch palapa for shade and kayaks to explore the bay.

With a thatch palapa roof, rich wood furnishings and finish, plus animal print fabrics, the interior of the bungalow has a rustic, earthy charm that is accentuated by the owners' collection of collectables from her visits to Africa.  It is not too difficult to imagine that you are in a safari lodge on the Serengeti plains.  That is until you look out the window and see that deep blue Caribbean ocean calling you to come for a swim.

On entering Sabor de Africa, you will take one step down into the living and dining areas.   The living room has 2 futons and a couple of arm chairs for relaxing.  Bifocal doors open up to the bedroom or can be closed for privacy with a conventional door providing access from the hall.

A dining table is on the other side of the room just in front of the kitchen.  A breakfast bar with 3 stools is between the kitchen and dining area.  To the side of the kitchen is the bathroom with shower and the entry to the bedroom.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need to prepare meals in but we highly recommend that you sample Jerry's wonderful cooking.  Jerry and his wife Gisela are the lovely couple that live on the street side of the property in a little casita.  They are responsible for maintenance and cleaning.  Jerry is also an excellent cook who is available to prepare you a special meal for an additional cost.

An interesting design feature of the bungalow is the loft which extends above the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.  It looks down into the living and dining areas which are vaulted with views up to the palapa ceiling.  Access to the loft is up a fairly steep ladder.  It should be noted that this might not be for the faint of heart.

The loft has with all of the rich woods and thatch, creates a warm, romantic ambiance.  A Queen size bed on one side with a futon sitting area on the other makes this a comfortable place to hang out.

A wooden bridge walkway connects the loft to an arched door leading out to a private oceanfront terrace.  A most inviting place to relax which you enjoy the refreshing sea breeze.

Back on the ground.  You can step outside and find an outdoor dining area plus gas grill.  From here a sandy pathway through the palms leads you to your beach.

 

MAX. OCCUPANCY: 6 persons

BEDROOM:  1 + loft 
* Master:  Queen bed, A/C, security safe, ground floor
* Loft: Queen bed and Double futon, elevated and open to living and dining areas.  Note: ladder and open railing not suitable for young children.
         * linens provided
         * ceiling fans
        

BATHROOMS:
1    
    Full bathroom with shower
         * bath & beach towels provided 

AMENITIES:
*
Full kitchen with microwave, blender, coffee maker, etc (no dishwasher) 
* Attached dining room with seating for 4 + kitchen breakfast bar with seating for 3
* Outdoor dining table and chairs
* Purified bottle drinking water provided
* Wireless internet (there may be an additional charge)
*
Gas grill/bar-b-que (charcoal)
* Satellite TV (Spanish with some English programming)
* Air Conditioned bedroom
* Ceiling fans throughout
* Stereo CD/DVD player
* 2 Kayaks
* Linens & towels 
* Housekeeping Service provided Monday - Saturday 
* Cellular telephone available for emergencies (ask staff)
* Pet Friendly

EXTRAS:
*  Laundry service provided by housekeeper for additional charge
Cook Services with advance notice for additional charge (click on link for additional info)

NOTE:
* There is NO SMOKING inside the villa
* NO Weddings

*  There are 2 friendly dogs that live outdoors on the property

LOCATION:
        * Soliman Bay
(click on link for more info) area 10 minutes from Tulum
                  * sandy beachfront
                  *  protected bay, ideal of snorkelling & kayaking
                 * only commercial activity on the bay is a mid to high end restaurant.  A car is recommended in case of a medical emergency and in order to access the nearby services and activities. 
        * 1.5 hours drive south of Cancun airport
        * 15 minute drive north to Akumal
        * 15 minute drive south to Tulum 
        * 15 - 25 minute drive to:
                  * grocery stores
                  * restaurants / bars
                  * pharmacy
                  * ATM / banks
                  * medical services  (45 minutes to hospital)
                  * golf
                  * deep sea fishing charters
                  * scuba diving shops
                  * Mayan ruins
                  * boutiques / handicraft stores
                  * numerous adventure tours such as zip lines, ATV jungle tours, dry caves, water parks
        * Aerial view of Soliman Bay to Tulum
(click on link for more info)
        * Riviera Maya map
(click on link for more info)
        * Akumal and Tulum Area Attractions
(click on link for more info)
        * Akumal and Tulum Area Restaurants
(click on link for more info)
        * Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
(click on link for more info)

 

RATES  Before 19% tax                                      Sabor de Africa   

Season

2018

Base Rate
see NOTES for details

nightly

weekly

monthly

Winter 2018 January 6, 2018 - April 28, 2018 $350 /night $2450 /week $7800 /month
Spring 2017 April 28, 2018 - June 2, 2018 $250 /night $1750 /week $5600 /month
Summer 2017 June 2, 2018 - August 25, 2018 $350 /night $2450 /week $5600 /month
Fall 2017 except USA Thanksgiving Nov 18-25, 2017 August 25, 2018 - December 15, 2018 $250 /night $1750 /week $5600 /month
Thanksgiving 2017 November 17 - 24, 2018 $350 /night $2450 /week N/A
Holiday 2017/18 December 15, 2018 - January 6, 2019 N/A $4000 /week N/A

Season

2019

Base Rate
see NOTES for details

nightly

weekly

monthly

Winter 2019 January 6, 20198 - April 28, 2019 $350 /night $2450 /week $7800 /month

click here for CURRENCY CONVERSION $$

NOTES:     RATES do NOT include 19% Tax

* Rates are in US dollars, and subject to change until reservation is confirmed
** Base rate is for up to 4 people.  Add $25/night per extra person.  Maximum occupancy is 6 people
*** This property will allow pets.  Add $100/week fee
**** Minimum 2 night rental except holidays which are 7 nights
***** There is a $40 Accidental Damage Waiver Fee for this property which provides up to $1000 in coverage. 
****
Access to this property is limited to the persons indicated on your confirmation.   Exceeding this limit, parties, dinners, get-togethers, drop in visitors, or any other form of access involving non registered guests is a direct violation of our rental agreement and could be reason to ask you to vacate unless prior permission has been granted.  

 

We are happy to share some GUESTS COMMENTS from previous guests

This is a small gem that is one of the few affordable single villas in an increasingly upscale area.   It had everything we needed...an adequately stocked kitchen, air-conditioned bedrooms, satellite TV (actually we never once turned the TV on in two weeks, but I know that'll be important for some folks), and Wi-Fi (be aware that Wi-Fi in the area is pretty slow, so no Netflix, but this is not the fault of the villa, it's endemic of Mexico in general).   It's very clean and the staff is polite, friendly and unobtrusive.   The villa is liberally supplied with fans as well, but we didn't really need them with the lovely breeze coming off the bay.   You have your own beach, your own beach chairs, your own hammocks...it's just a whole world away from staying at an all-inclusive resort.   You also have your own dog, if you're lucky (send Sparky our love...what a sweetie!).   Great snorkeling is just out your back door, as are a very upscale restaurant at the Hotel Jashita which is a small and quiet boutique hotel about 4 minutes walk down the beach.   The hotel also has a boat that can be hired to take you out to the reef.   There is a little convenience store in the back alley (The Bob Store), and the famous Oscar y Lalo is about 5 minutes' drive away.   You can use the 2 kayaks provided for the villa to kayak over to Chamico's on the other side of the bay for lunch.   Don't forget to hire Jeremias to make dinner for you, he is an amazing chef and it costs next to nothing.   We were sorry we didn't do it more often.   Very convenient to Tulum and Akumal, you still feel like you're in your own little insular world in Soliman Bay.   Xel-Ha eco park is just a few minutes away, as are several cenotes that you can visit.   This was our second trip to Soliman Bay.   Last year we were perfectly happy hanging around the bay and enjoying everything to offer there and we left the grounds very seldom.   This year we wanted to explore the area more.   You can relax or be as active as you want, it's the perfect place for it.   I hope we'll be back again soon!

'Paradisiacal Place'  Our family of four had a fantastic stay.  The cottage, nestled in the palm trees, is really cosy and well-appointed with everything one might need.  The upstairs, with its ladder and bridge and thatched roof, feels like a tree house.  Jerry the property caretaker and his family were wonderful, but we didn't need their help much; everything went really smoothly.  The sand and the palm trees at the beach are beautiful--the kids just loved the experience of waking up, opening the door, and walking right out onto the beach and into the sea in the morning.  The parents loved having our morning coffee in the hammocks by the sea.  We enjoyed fabulous swimming, snorkelling and kayaking out into the calm, turquoise blue bay.  And our favorite visitor was, of course, Coco, the neighbour's dog, who gave us endless hours of entertainment.

'Can't Wait To Return'  This is the perfect little beach house!   It is set back from the other houses so you don't have to stare at the neighbors.   You have your own private beach and palapa and easy beach entry.  The staff is great and he's a great cook, you must have him make you at least one meal.  The house is so cute and perfect for family or friends, all you need is there.   Solomon Bay is one of the best in the area, and not as crazy busy as others.  We will return as soon as possible!

ONLINE REVIEW:  "Great Place to Stay, Clean, Pet Friendly"  This was a very lovely House with great African features.  The Beach was a real trip..clean , plus an added plus is they were dog friendly,  The staff at The House were very helpful.  This is a gem.  would stay again ..

ONLINE REVIEW: "Outstanding Place to Stay - Great Beach"  The owner and property managers are excellent. Super helpful. The house is set up wonderfully. It has everything thing you need ....and a great BBQ area. The water is super clear with a great beach. Good snorkelling and having the kayaks to paddle out to the break is awesome. Excellent restaurant on the beach within walking distance too. Not far to Tulum...You will not wanna leave this place!




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