Playa del Carmen Villa Rental Photos and Description
Villa, 9 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 7.5 Baths, (Sleeps 30-35)
Taninah is a fully staffed, ecologically friendly private jungle retreat.
ideally suited for multiple couples traveling with or without kids, multi-generational families, family reunions, weddings and/or parties looking for an exotic venue to celebrate other special occasions.
Taninah offers five unique and charming guest houses, incredible installations, and incomparable amenities.
Taninah can accommodate up to 35 guests and is only offered in its entirety to one group at a time.
Our guest houses are never offered for rent individually.
Five of the Taninah's ten fenced and gated acres have been carefully sculpted and thoughtfully developed. Terraced gardens, extensive lawns, tropical trees, and enchanting water features grace the landscape and frame our guest houses in an incomparable paradise like setting.
Helpful, friendly, and attentive on-site Mayan staff provide meal service, daily maid service, maintain and clean grounds, lounge areas, and kitchen. Our on-site staff is available 24/7 to assist you with any need that might arise during your Taninah experience.
Off-site property manager for daily support, assistance, and concierge services also available 24/7.
Our nightly, per person rates depend upon specific reservation dates and the number of guests (ages 6 and older at the time of travel) in your party.
Generally speaking, our standard, non-holiday nightly rate falls between $100 and $165 USD per person per night.
Children under age 6 (at the time of travel) stay free of charge.
Reservation rates include round trip ground transportation, private Mayan Chef preparing up to three exceptional daily meals (including cost of food), a starter beverage package, minimum staff gratuities and taxes.
Taninah is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya. The property is located 75 minutes south of Cancun, 25 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, and just 10 minutes away from one of the most spectacular beaches in the Mexican Caribbean called Xpu Ha.
Taninah is also within 15 minutes of fishing, diving, snorkeling, dining, shopping, spectacular cenotes, a swim with dolphins, medical services, internet services, tennis, golf, and much more.
Our installations and amenities are unparalleled starting with a spectacular private cenote (grotto) complete with 30’ underground water slide which finishes with a cool and refreshing splash into a natural crystal clear pool of fresh water; a swimming pool and Jacuzzi; game room offering pool table, ping pong, air hockey, gaming table, balls, bats, Frisbees and more; padded playroom for toddlers & kids of all ages filled with Gymboree equipment; a weight/fitness/yoga room; a library; a basketball half-court; an in-ground trampoline; horse shoe pit; tree house; sand box; zip line; Rainbow Play System; swings; a duck pond, 9-hole miniature golf course, and much, much more?
Taninah is ideal for children of all ages as there are endless activities and possibilities. In turn, parents will be able to relax and enjoy their vacation without worrying about keep their kids occupied.
Taninah has been featured on Home and Garden Television (HGTV's) Extreme Homes.
Caribbean World, a quarterly magazine, featured Taninah in an article titled 'Living in Eden' where our cover billing was, 'Dream Home in Mexico'.
In early 2006, The Travel Channel filmed Taninah for Amazing Vacation Homes.
Travel + Leisure, Family Edition featured Taninah in a two-page spread in the Spring 2008 issue.
TIME magazine featured a picture of Taninah in an article about vacation rental homes.
Taninah is the only vacation property in the Riviera Maya to be so honored and recognized.
Our location provides an ideal combination of private, peaceful, remoteness as well as easy access to all the exciting attractions the Riviera Maya has to offer.
Undoubtedly, Taninah is the most unique vacation experience and exotic rental property in the Riviera Maya. For more information, visit our web site at Taninah dot com.
Keywords: family reunion, Riviera Maya, retreat, Taninah, wedding destination
- Events Allowed
- alternative lifestyle
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
About Marino & Kathy Tomacelli
My name is Marino and along with my wife Kathy, daughter Alana, and two sons, Anastazi and Kiani we created and operate Taninah.
In the Mayan language, “Taninah” loosely translates to “first home.” It seemed the perfect name, as we were the first to build a home in the pristine virgin Mayan jungle.
Taninah started out as our private family weekend retreat. The more time we spent on our property, the more we liked it and the more we developed it.
In creating Taninah we were very mindful and respectful. Our simple goal was to enhance the natural beauty of this magical place with as little impact as possible.
Ultimately, we limited development to just 2.5 % of our property’s total surface area.
We purposefully utilized naturally present and renewable material whenever possible.
In an effort to be as ecologically responsible as possible, we also incorporated the use of solar energy, built zero discharge composting toilets, utilize energy efficient lights and appliances, compost organic kitchen and garden waste, and recycle as much paper, plastic, aluminum and glass waste as possible.
After years of enjoying Taninah as our private retreat, it seemed a natural transition for us to offer Taninah as a rental property so others could enjoy it as much as we do.
Taninah is the most unique vacation experience and exotic rental property in the Riviera Maya.
In addition, guests can feel great about supporting an environmentally responsible, low impact resort helping sustain this beautiful region of Mexico for generations to come.
Marino & Kathy Tomacelli purchased this villa in 1997
Why Marino & Kathy Tomacelli chose Playa del Carmen
In 1997 we decided to look for property in Mexico's famed Riviera Maya near Playa del Carmen.
At the time, we lived in Playa and our initial intention was to buy a small parcel we could develop for a weekend home...a place we could go to escape from Playa del Carmen’s ever growing popularity and explosive growth.
In October of 1998, despite the fact we still did not have an access road, we started clearing our property. This meant hiking nearly two miles through dense jungle on narrow surveyor's paths while carrying whatever tools and supplies were required to get the job done.
Just eight months after the first underbrush was cleared, we finished the initial incarnation of our dream which included the Casa, basic landscaping and our original pool area.
Over the years (guided by the desire to create the perfect, most ideal place for our own family) we have continually made improvements and added elements to Taninah.
On the surface, we are certain that you and your family will enjoy our unique and exotic guest houses along with all the fun and exciting installations and amenities we've added; however, our deepest desire is that the natural beauty, peaceful atmosphere, and unforgettable ambiance of Taninah will revitalize your souls as it has ours.
It is with great honor and pride that Kathy, Alana, Anastazi, Kiani, and I offer our private jungle retreat, our passion, our paradies to you and your family.
The Tomacelli Family
What makes this villa unique
Taninah is truly incomparable, a singularly exceptional vacation experience you and your entire family will never forget.
Guestbook comments from the owner
What a marvelous jungle paradise – much fun was had by all – young and old! The zip line was a favorite! A fantastic place for our big and growing family to meet up and share time together. Impeccable service, terrific food, and lots to explore under a canopy of trees! We’ll never forget our time here!The Smiths