So you want to live in Tulum... Well, you have come to the right place. In the following pages we will share with you an opportunity to acquire a gorgeous, green-built home in the master-planned ecological residential community of Los Arboles Tulum. Live In Tulum will not only inform you about this unique property, but will also let you in on some "local secrets" about living in Tulum, such as where the best beaches are, the most delicious restaurants, and other area attractions that make this place an exciting adventure to live in.
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This custom designed, colonial hacienda-inspired 1 bedroom/1.5 bath home was built in 2009 and is situated on 5 private acres of lush old-growth forest in the Los Arboles Tulum eco-residential subdivision. There are 1900 square feet of air conditioned space, and at total of 2750 square feet under roof, when the outdoor porches and patios are included.
The community features gated entrances, with 24x7 security personel, but the home itself also has a private gated driveway, and also a gated front courtyard. This front courtyard area, as well as the back patio are highlighted by custom limestone walkways and flower gardens filled with locally sourced, native ornamental plants.
In the spacious kitchen, you will find custom cabinets, hand-crafted from local hardwoods, stainless steel GE appliances, and a dining table nook that together offer ample space for entertaining. An adjacent walk-through pantry leads to a large laundry and storage area.
Off the kitchen and dining nook, you will find a common area half-bath, and then down a few steps into a cozy living room, with large french door that open out to the patio, creating a nice flow between indoor-outdoor areas.
Continuing up stairs, you pass through the loft area that easily converts from office/study to tv room. This area can also flex into a guest sleeping space with a fold-out couch bed.
Beyond that you will find one of the more spacious master suites in the region, with king-size bed, generous His and Hers walk-in closets, imported marble double sink vanity, and luxurious walk-in shower cabinet with whirlpool tub enclosure.
A large screened porch just off the master suite allows you to leave the patio doors open for a fresh air sleep. This elevated deck is also the perfect spot to watch the spider monkeys and exotic birds pass by at the end of the day.
Out back, and just a few steps from the kitchen is an amazing backyard for entertaining, with a hardwood deck/lounge area, a 15'x7' splash pool, yoga platform, custom limestone outdoor shower with clawfoot tub, and even an imported pizza oven!
The smaller pool is easier to maintain, but large enough for several adults to taking a cooling plunge.
A custom limestone wall, built from the on-site rock made available while prepping the site for construction, provides privacy for the outdoor shower and soaking area.
Satellite TV service and high-speed wireless internet keep you connected to friends and family abroad, as well as your favorite digital entertainment and weather information. A 10x15 outdoor storage shed was constructed off the parking area to match the architectural style of the main house. Approved guest house plans and cleared space for this additional construction are included in the sale.
This green-built home is powered by a 2.5 kilowatt solar array, in a completely off-the-grid configuration, with a 5 kilowatt LP gas generator configured into the system for backup power. The house is designed for passive-cooling, minimizing the need for power-consumptive features (like the installed air-conditioning). You will always have power when you need it, but the smart design ensures that most of the time, the only sound you hear are the exotic birds passing through your garden.
Fresh water is delivered to the house via a rain-water catchement system on the roof, combined with access to the Los Arboles Tulum well-water system piped to the front of the lot. A self-contained, naturally processing wastewater treatment system, that uses local native plant species to break down the harmful bacteria in the wastewater from the house is also installed.
This spacious residence sits on a 5 acre lot of old-growth canopy level tropical forest. With only 5% of the lot developed, and 95% left untouched in a conservation easement, in perpetuity, not only will there always be ample plant and animal habitat on the property, but also there is ample buffer space and privacy.
All of the homesites in the entire Los Arboles community are being developed in the same ultra-low density, residential only program, protecting the quality and value of your investment forever.
This home makes its own power, treats its own waste, and operates in a very efficient, low-impact way, without sacrificing any of the features you expect from a custom built luxury home.
Tulum Pueblo, Quintana Roo, Mexico