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15 Best Affordable Vrbo Tulum Rentals & Tulum Beachfront Villas

If you are looking for the best affordable VRBO Tulum rentals or Tulum VRBO beachfront villas, you will find the perfect accommodation for your trip from the Tulum vacation rentals in this article. 

Tulum is an unmissable Mexico destination. Its dramatic Caribbean coastline is lined with imposing cliffs and pristine white sand beaches. The tropical waters and idyllic cenotes are perfect for swimming, snorkelling or diving, which is, in fact, one of the best things to do in Tulum. And if that isn’t enough reason to visit, travellers can also enjoy Tulum’s famous boho culture, which manifests in chic beach clubs, hipster cafes, yoga parlours and boutique shops. 

Vrbo Tulum beachfront villas

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TOP PICK Out Of Tulum Vrbo Rentals

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Sun-filled cottage with pool.

Set a few minutes drive to Tulum Pueblo and the coast, this specious Vrbo property offers privacy and comforts for a very affordable price tag.

Best areas to stay in Tulum

Tulum town and beach offer accommodation for all types of travellers, and it is a central location from which to explore the surrounding region. Plus you will have all the tourist infrastructure you need such as shops, restaurants and clubs right on your doorstep. 

However, the best Tulum beachfront rentals can really bust the budget. 

If you are prepared to stay a little further south along the coast or near Akumal, you will find Tulum rental villas at a fraction of the price of rentals nearer Tulum town centre or Playa Paraiso.

Alternatively, if Tulum Mexico beachfront accommodation is beyond your budget, another option is to stay at a luxury villa with a private swimming pool instead of having immediate ocean access. 

The best areas for sticking to a budget (but which still offer a good location and facilities) are Tulum Pueblo and the newly constructed Aldea Zama, a luxury self-contained accommodation complex in a very safe location. 

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All of the following Tulum rentals include bedding, towels and basic toiletries.

Vrbo Tulum Rentals & Tulum Beachfront Villas Summary

Rental nameBudgetWhy book?
Smart and Secure Luxury Studio$$TOP LUXURY PICK
2 Bed Panoramic Penthouse$$Ideal for a group/family
Designer Penthouse$$$Luxury, hot tube, pool
Beautiful 1BR Beach Villa$$$TOP BEACHFRONT PICK
Tulum Beachfront Villa$$$Beachfront location
Casa Cenote Ocean Front Room$$Beachfront location
VillasDeRosa$$Akumal
Apartment with Amazing Sea Views$$Akumal
Bright Studio Apartment With Iconic Views$$Pool, Gorgeous decor, Tulum Town
Tulum Vacation Rental with Rooftop Jacuzzi$$$Pool, Luxury, La Valeta
2 Bedroom Vrbo in Tulum$$Papaya Playa Access
Modern Sun-filled Tulum Private$$TOP PICK
1 Bedroom with Balcony & Breakfast$Tulum Town
Centric Studio$Tulum Town
House in La Valeta$Pool

Best Vrbo Tulum Luxury Villas

If you are searching for luxury accommodation (beachfront setting, of course!), then the following recommendations are for you. 

#1 Smart and Secure Luxury Studio – Luxurious Accommodation With Fantastic Communal Facilities.

If you like swimming, the two gorgeous shared pools at this property will convince you to book this luxury studio. 

Location | Playa Paraiso and Zona Hotelera are just over three kilometres by car from the studio.

Facilities | The property features a garden with two large swimming pools surrounded by an extensive sun terrace. There is also a cafe and a juice bar on site. In addition, there is a gym and sauna, free parking and luggage storage. Massages are available, and guests can make use of a free shuttle bus to a private beach area. 

Rooms | Rooms are elegantly decorated with dark wood furniture, white linens and macrame wall art. The kitchenette features a fridge and microwave. There is also free WiFi and air conditioning. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors fill the rooms with light and provide garden or pool views. 

#2 2 Bed Panoramic Penthouse – Luxury property ideal for groups or families.

This spacious luxury property is one of the best Tulum villas for larger groups. Luxury villas in Tulum don’t get much better than this stunning, light-filled penthouse. 

Location | The penthouse is three kilometres from Playa Paraiso and two kilometres from Zona Hotelera and Tulum town.

Facilities | There is a private, rectangular rooftop pool with spectacular jungle views. Guests can make use of a gym and an elevated yoga studio, and there is an on-site restaurant. There is a 24-hour desk, and daily housekeeping is available. 

Rooms | There are two bedrooms at this luxury villa (each comes with a king-size bed), and one of the bedrooms features an outdoor terrace. There is WiFi and air conditioning and a large living space with a dining area for six people. The well-equipped kitchenette has a fridge freezer, microwave and even a full oven. 

#3 Designer Penthouse – An outstanding VRBO Tulum Beach.

The Noctūrna is one of the most impressive villa rentals Tulum has to offer. It is a custom-designed, two-floor penthouse with stunning views of the surrounding area. The furniture in this property was specially designed and constructed for this incredible apartment.

Location | The penthouse is centrally located and is close to both nature and tourist infrastructure. It is a ten-minute walk to the nearest beach and to Tulum town. Tulum ruins are a pleasant ten-minute bike ride away. 

Facilities | There is a gorgeous terrace overlooking the jungle, a gym, a hot tub and an impressive 25-metre swimming pool. Yoginis will love the yoga area. If you prefer relaxing, check out the outdoor cinema.

The property offers private airport transfers, massages, daily housekeeping service and two bikes are included in room rates. For security, there is a monitored gated entrance and a concierge service.

Rooms | Guests at the penthouse can enjoy a private rooftop plunge pool, and their very own self-serve cocktail bar, as well as a spacious sun terrace. The apartment comes with a Nespresso machine, a slow juicer, Netflix and high speed WiFi. The spacious apartment sleeps up to 8 and is beautifully decorated in pink and blue tones with high quality furniture and modern art on the walls. The large, comfortable living and dining area has amazing jungle views thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and doors. A spiral staircase links the upper and lower floor.

Of all the luxury Tulum villas in this article, this incredible penthouse is undoubtedly one of the best. 

Best Vrbo Beachfront Rentals in Tulum

The following recommendations are some of the best vacation rentals in Tulum due to their convenient, central location. Unlike a Tulum beachfront hotel, a vacation rental offers the opportunity to stay in a smaller, quieter accommodation.

#4 Beautiful 1BR Beach Villa Tulum – A quirky Tulum beachfront vacation rental.

This unusual Tulum beachfront rental has been created from repurposed shipping containers.

Location | This property is located in the centre of Tulum’s Zona Hotelera district, so there are cafes, shops, restaurants and nightclubs within walking distance. 

The villa is steps away from Tulum’s famous white sand beaches, and Playa Paraiso is five kilometres away. 

Facilities | Guests booking this private room have access to free parking and bike hire. There is also pay-as-you-go access to a beach club opposite the property.  

Room | Each ensuite double room has air-conditioning, outdoor living space and floor-to-ceiling windows. The room includes a clothes rail and macrame wall art.

#5 Tulum Beachfront Villa – Best Tulum Vrbo Rental for a romantic getaway.

This gorgeous beachfront VRBO provides unrivalled sea views. Tulum villas on the beach don’t get much better – or closer to the beach – than this. 

Location | The villa is located literally on the beach, just steps from the Caribbean. It is a short easy walk to Tulum’s restaurants and cafes and 500 metres to Tulum National Park. Playa Paraiso is just over two kilometres away.

Facilities | The villa has a large outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean, a shared sunset deck, and there is a small swimming pool on site. A daily housekeeping service is available alongside free wifi and parking. Guests also have access to a private beach area. 

Room | The studio apartment has a wooden thatched roof, attractive ocean-themed art on the walls and sliding glass doors to make the most of the ocean views. It features a double bed, a private bathroom plus a well-equipped kitchenette (with a fridge freezer) and a small dining table.

#6 Casa Cenote Ocean Front Room – Best Tulum Vrbo Rental for comfort.

This attractive Tulum villa rental offers space and comfort in a spectacular beachfront setting.

Location | Casa Cenote is located in quiet Tankah Bay, three kilometres from Playa Paraiso. There is a restaurant immediately adjacent to the villa. Tulum town is approximately five kilometres away.

Facilities | Guests can enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and air conditioning. The property has a good-sized kidney bean-shaped swimming pool.

Rooms | The ensuite bedroom has a queen size bed and sliding glass doors onto a private patio area overlooking the ocean. The unit comes equipped with a washing machine and tumble dryer. The tiled floor room is nicely decorated with blue and yellow tones and has a seating area. A floor rug and wall art give the property a homely vibe.

Tulum Vrbo Villas Near Akumal Beach

As previously mentioned, houses for rent in Tulum vary according to where you stay. Akumal Beach is more budget-friendly than Tulum, but it still offers some excellent Tulum villas. 

#7 VillasDeRosa – Best for water enthusiasts. 

This gorgeous Tulum house rental is part of a large accommodation complex and offers guests fantastic value for money

Location | The villa is located in Aventuras Akumal bay. It is approximately 100 kilometres from Cancun, and Tulum town is a 30-minute drive.

Facilities | There is a rooftop bar serving international and Mexican cuisine, and room service is available if you prefer private dining. There is a good-sized figure of eight shaped swimming pool with a poolside cafe. Guests can enjoy a private beach area, and the property also offers a paid airport shuttle and a daily housekeeping service. 

The property also has an on-site dive centre, and guests can enjoy reef and cenote trips and diving courses. Guests can also use kayaks and snorkelling gear.

Room | The villa features an ensuite bedroom which comes with a television with cable channels, a ceiling fan and air conditioning. The room has a private balcony offering stunning sea views,  a well-equipped kitchen and a spacious living and dining area with an L-shaped sofa. Parking and WiFi are also available. Guests even have access to a washing machine and dryer. 

#8 Apartment with Amazing Sea Views – Best for active visitors.

This colourful, comfortable property is one of the best Tulum beach villas for guests who like activities. 

Location | The villa is located in a convenient yet quiet central location on a white sand beach in Aventuras Akumal. Both Akumal Beach and Chemuyil Beach are a five-minute drive away (just over one kilometre on foot). Tulum town and waterparks are just a few minutes by car. There are cafes and restaurants within walking distance. 

Facilities | The property features a funky z-shaped swimming pool and a pretty garden. Guests can enjoy snorkelling on the nearby reef or daily beach volleyball sessions. There is a large patio lined with colourful tiles and plants overlooking the ocean. 

Rooms | The rooms come equipped with a king-size bed and a kitchenette with a grill, microwave and fridge freezer. There is a terrace with a hammock and seating. Air conditioning, parking and WiFi are also available. 

Vrbo Tulum Mexico Villas With Pool 

If hotels in Tulum beachfront or Tulum houses on the beach are out of your price range, a good option is to rent a villa or room with a private pool. 

#9 Bright Studio Apartment With Iconic Views – Best facilities for families.

This family-friendly apartment is located in the fabulous Mistiq Tulum resort. 

Location | The apartment is within walking distance of Tulum town, and Tulum ruins and Grand Cenote are just 15 minutes away by car. Playa Paraiso is three kilometres from Mistiq Tulum. 

Facilities | Guests can make use of the two fabulous shared swimming pools or sun terrace on site. There is also a cafe, juice bar, gym and sauna. Free parking and luggage storage is available.

Rooms | The studio apartment offers pool views, a private terrace, air conditioning, and WiFi. Rooms are spacious and light and are pleasantly decorated with wooden furniture and white linens. 

#10 Vrbo Tulum Vacation Rental with Rooftop Jacuzzi – Best for privacy and space.

If you are looking for a slice of luxury, choose to stay at this high-end Tulum vacation rental. Its rooftop sun terrace is as good as any of the Tulum beachfront hotels. 

Location | The apartment is in La Veleta, an up-and-coming residential area within walking distance of Tulum town. The nearest beach is four kilometres away, and Playa Paraiso is just over four kilometres by car. There are several restaurants within walking distance. 

Facilities | Shared facilities include two large swimming pools, a barbecue area, a gym and free parking. 

Rooms | This property will wow guests with its private rooftop sun terrace and whirlpool. It is a spacious, light-filled apartment which offers a king size bed, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge freezer, stove and microwave, plus a breakfast bar. 

The large lounge area has an L-shaped sofa, and the private balcony also has a seating area. The property has air conditioning and Wifi and can sleep up to four, but children are not allowed. 

#11 2 Bedroom Vrbo in Tulum Mexico + Papaya Playa Access – Best for groups seeking privacy and comfort.

This private villa delivers on comfort, privacy and space at an affordable price tag

Location | This gorgeous property is an 11-minute walk from Tulum National Park, and Tulum Beach is a ten-minute drive away. Tulum town centre is 30 minutes on foot, whilst Playa Paraiso is just over two kilometres away.

Facilities | This is a private villa, so there are no shared facilities on site. 

Rooms | The apartment has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and can sleep up to six people. There is an outdoor pool, an attractive garden and a patio area with seating and a hammock. Fully opening sliding doors add to the indoor/outdoor sense of space. 

Inside there is a large living and dining room. The air-conditioned property also has a kitchen equipped with an oven, stovetop, and fridge. It even offers a rare washing machine and dryer. 

Guests can either self-cater or make use of local food delivery services. The property is one of the best and most private Tulum beach rentals.

#12 Modern Sun-filled Tulum Private Villa – Best Vrbo Tulum Rental for nature lovers.

This cottage-style property is an ideal choice if you like to be surrounded by nature. 

Location | The property is centrally located and is two minutes by car to the nearest cenote, 10 minutes to Tulum town and just 15 minutes to Tulum ruins and beach.

Facilities | There are no shared facilities here. 

Rooms | The one-bed, one bath air-conditioned villa can sleep up to four people. It has a small kitchen with a stove and fridge freezer, which is adjacent to a living room area. The living room is surrounded on two sides by floor-to-ceiling windows. There is a fully enclosed deck with seating, a hammock and a plunge pool. The wooden floor property is simply but tastefully decorated.

Budget Vrbo Tulum Rentals

Although Tulum is a popular destination, it is still possible to find basic, budget-friendly accommodation. 

#13 Vrbo Tulum 1 Bedroom with Balcony & Breakfast – One of the better, budget VRBO beachfront rentals.

This one-bedroom rental is part of a larger complex consisting of 15 rooms. If you are looking for budget, value for money Tulum beachfront villas, this rental is a good option.

Location | The property has a central location in Tulum town, so bars, cafes and restaurants are within walking distance. Both Playa Paraiso and the Mayan ruins are three kilometres away.

Facilities | The complex features a large rooftop sun terrace, a bar and a good-sized swimming pool. Guests can enjoy free access to the beach club, which offers hammocks, beach beds and umbrellas.

Rooms | The black and white themed room comes equipped with a comfortable bed, a small kitchenette, a breakfast bar and a balcony. There is air conditioning, a ceiling fan and free WiFi. Rental rates include breakfast. 

#14 Centric Studio – A no frills, centrally located budget Vrbo Tulum studio apartment.

If you like to have everything you need within walking distance, stay at the Centric Studio.

Location | The studio is located in the heart of Tulum town, a few minutes walk from Main Street, so cafes, shops, bars and nightclubs are on your doorstep. The nearest beach is a 10-minute drive. Zona Hotelera is nearly four kilometres away, whilst Playa Paraiso is three kilometres from Centric Studio.

Facilities | Parking is available on-site.

Rooms | The studio has a basic decor but offers a king-sized bed, air conditioning, high-speed Wifi and a television with Netflix. It also features a tiny kitchenette. There is outdoor seating and a hammock.  

#15 House in La Valeta – Tulum Vrbo Rental with best budget facilities.

This centrally located, smoke-free vacation rental is part of a larger house comprising individual rental apartments. 

Location | The apartment is a 10-minute drive from Tulum National Park. It is on the western edge of Tulum town and is approximately 1500 metres to walk to the town centre. Playa Paraiso and Zona Hotelera are four kilometres away. 

Facilities | There is a small heart-shaped swimming pool set in a leafy courtyard with sun loungers and hammocks. Bike rental is available on-site. 

Rooms | The ensuite bedroom comes with a king-sized bed, free WiFi, air conditioning and a small kitchen with cooking equipment and a fridge. There is also a dryer for guests to use. 

Vrbo Tulum Rentals & Tulum Beachfront Villas Final Word

I hope this guide to the best beachfront VRBO in Tulum and its surrounding areas has helped you find the perfect apartment rentals and beach villas Tulum has to offer, and you are well underway in booking your next vacation!

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