Zorba House Manual


Thank you for choosing Zorba! We are happy to share our place with you.  Living on the beach is special. Please familiarize yourself with our house manual & Zorba property policies for a harmonious stay. We hope you find this information helpful and you enjoy the connectedness of staying directly on the beach. It is a magical way of living.


Living on the Beach is Special

Zorba exists directly on the beach, only steps from the sea. We are in an area that is off grid. We generate our own power, import potable water, and use a septic system. This style of living requires extra care and attention. 


There is 24hr electricity for all your needs and we will soon have Fibre Optic so it may not feel off-grid, but we are very close to nature.

We ask you to minimize your impact on the precious ecosystem that surrounds us by practicing conservation and mindfulness. 


Please turn lights and fans off when you are not home and only use AC at night with doors and windows closed.


Our septic system is designed to process organic material only. It is customary to place toilet paper in the waste basket provided to ensure our system runs smoothly. They are emptied daily. 


We understand this may be different than at home but living off grid lends to Tulum’s unique charm. 

Drinking Water

Do not drink the water from the tap. We provide purified drinking water for you during your stay. Use the purified water for drinking, cooking, washing vegetables and brushing your teeth. There is a large bottle of drinking water in the kitchen and smaller carafes of purified water in each bathroom for you to use. We replenish these daily.



Your house comes with up to 2hrs of daily housekeeping, except Sundays. Beds are made daily and sheets and towels are changed every 4 days, or as needed.  Beach and bath towels are changed every second day. Additional towels available by request. 


Chef Services, Massage, or Childcare

We are happy to arrange for chef, massage, or childcare services for you.  We work with great people, so you can fully relax and enjoy your time.  Irma, our chef, is wonderful. She can prepare a romantic meal, cater a dinner party or provide full time cooking services. We also have a masseuse who can provide a relaxing treatment at the house or on the beach - your choice. Let us know if you are interested in any of these services to compliment your stay and we can arrange it for you.