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Stay In a Modern Tulum Villa Filled With Colorful Decor and Art

Just a short drive from the beach and archaeological ruins, the home has room for eight vacationers.


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Casa Lulu marries minimalist modern architecture with maximalist-leaning decor, and it works. Exploring the home reveals mosaic-tile bathroom walls, jewel-tone throw pillows, and woven wall hangings, for example. And you might want to skip the beach, laze around, and take in the peacock-blue walls, multicolored portrait of Frida Kahlo, and tropical plants visible through every window.

Staying home would be a shame though, because the stunning Caribbean Coast beach and Tulum's famed archaeological ruins are less than five miles away. The villa is located in Aldea Zama, an exclusive, quiet neighborhood where most new buildings have a sustainable bent, by way of energy-conscious design and attention to preserving the surrounding environment. Indeed, the natural flora appears undisturbed around Casa Lulu.

The villa's four bedrooms include a master whose bathroom is highly Instagrammable. It features a rainfall shower and contemporary freestanding bathtub with views of jungle foliage. Glass doors open onto a small terrace, which overlooks the outdoor pool below. And the pool scene is likewise photogenic, complete with modern seating and a grill on the surrounding patio. Moreover, the pool is accessed via wall-to-wall slideaway glass doors from the open-concept great room. It's a bit Palm Springs meets modern (luxurious) Tulum.

Daily housekeeping and prepared breakfast are part of the package, and you can add on a private chef, as well as planned activities and excursions, among other services. With a dining area that seats up to eight people, and all those bedrooms, Casa Lulu would be ideal for a getaway with friends. The villa's air-conditioning, dishwasher, and wine fridge make it all the more suited to group vacations.

The luxury property starts at $575 per night and can accomodate up to eight guests. Find out more, or go ahead and book your stay at this gorgeous villa, over at Airbnb.


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