TANINAH...FEATURED ON EXTREME HOMES & AMAZING VACATION HOMES

Marino & Kathy Tomacelli

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Sleeps35
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Sleeps35
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Overview

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

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Marino & Kathy Tomacelli (Owner)
Advertiser since 2003
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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.

Sincerely,

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
Jan 2005
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Sleeps35
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Boston, MA
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5
We rented this property out with our friends for our wedding week. We had the most amazing time. There was a lot to do on the property although it was not easy getting trips off the property which had to be planned in advance and were not always on time. I would suggest each party renting a car or van that would fit all their guests and that would make it much easier. The food was absolutely amazing and the staff was extremely helpful and courteous! We actually arranged our schedules not to miss one of the delicious meals! This was the trip of a lifetime and we certainly hope to return. Our love to all the guys and the animals!
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Kathy and I can't tell you how happy we are that you enjoyed your Taninah experience as much as you did...especially considering the fact that it was your wedding week! We'll pass on your comments to our cook and staff which we're sure they will appreciate.

With regard to transportation issues, we strongly recommend our guests rent at least one vehicle if not more. Unfortunately, it is possible for even the most reputable transportation service providers in Mexico to run late.

In closing, thank you for being such wonderful guests.

We'd be honored to host you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Marino & Kathy Tomacelli
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Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Virginia Beach, VA
5

Yellowstoners

  • 5 of 5
Our group consist of 7 adults(long time friends from all over the states) and 10 children(ages 2-13). I would have to say that this vacation was the best vacation we have ever been on. Karl and his staff take care of your every need. The food is amazing and fresh. Taninah had it all for everyone. Our kids kept so busy with everything that the adults were able to relax, which does not happen on many family vacations:-) We will be back very soon.
Thanks Kathy and Marino.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Brooklyn, NY
5

An Adventure to Remember

  • 5 of 5
Taninah is a unique experience!

It is nestled far enough into the jungle to feel truly "out there" and yet features a bevy of modern amenities which makes it feel much like a modern resort, without any of the polytstone decor so common to the properties along the Riviera Maya.

The lodgings are varied and comfortable and the grounds are beautiful. Though the grounds are impressive, the amenities seemingly endless, and the private grotto awe inspiring, it is the staff that puts the experience over the top. The tireless, all Mayan staff work hard to ensure each meal is prepared when you want it, how you want it, and to a consistently delicious standard. The friendly staff walks the fine line of being readily available and yet never in the way - it's an impressive balancing act indeed.

It is important for people to remember that Taninah is an authentic experience and as it's in the jungle, you are going to hear the sounds of (sometimes loud) frogs at night, and you may (depending on the weather) deal with mosquitoes. There are bugs, and though we didn't see any, there may be snakes. Taninah is safe for sure, but if you're looking for the Disney version of Mexico, this is not it, and thank goodness for that. If you're looking for a one of a kind vacation experience, then this is the place for you. The owners and creators of Taninah have given life to something truly special in the jungle of Mexico's Riviera Maya!

We look forward to coming back at some point in the future.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marblehead, MA USA
5

Multigenerational family returns for fourth year

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from our fourth multi-generational family vacation at Taninah so tanned and relaxed we can hardly write the review! Imagine waking up in a private jungle villa to the sound of wild parrots, taking a morning swim in the fresh water cenote (cave with stalagmites and stalactites), and then walking to the outdoor kitchen for fresh squeezed orange juice, Mexican coffee and a full breakfast. Between the delicious Mexican/Mayan meals, you can swim in the pool, soak in the hot tub, walk on the jungle path or play miniature golf. There is also a game room, library, gym, basketball court, zip line, and in ground trampoline, and it is all for just your family.

My teenagers loved the water slide, ping pong and pool tables, the trips to adventure parks and beaches, and the in-home theatre. My sister’s younger kids couldn’t get enough of the jungle gyms, board games, air hockey, and playing soccer with the staff. Meanwhile, my parents loved lying in the hammocks, reading by the pool and taking long walks. For me, the magic was having all the meals, chores and planning taken care of, so that every day stretched in front of me with the question “What do I feel like doing today?”.

If you are considering a vacation at Taninah – just do it. It is a one of a kind opportunity for privacy, adventure and fun. At night, after the staff has turned down your beds and the kids are asleep, walk outside, look up into millions of stars and hear the night sounds of the jungle. I guarantee you will know you made the right choice.
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
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Our first visit to Taninah was fantastic! We can't thank you enough for the hospitality, activities and incredible food!! Leopoldo is the best! It ...
  • 5 of 5
Our first visit to Taninah was fantastic! We can't thank you enough for the hospitality, activities and incredible food!! Leopoldo is the best! It is such a wonderful place to bring children. We look forward to our next visit!!

Thanks again for everything,

The Leathers (Jack, Jan, Taylor & Parker)
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2005
  • Stayed: Mar 2005
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Main Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended

Beaches & Beachcombing, Reefs, Mayan Ruins including Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza, Mayan Village of Pac Chen, Ecological Theme Parks such as Xcaret & Xel Ha, Ecological Biosphere, Si+ín Kaan, Scuba Diving, Cenote Diving, Harley Davidson Motorcycle Tours, ATV Jungle Tours, Yachting, Deep Sea Fishing, Marina, Fly Fishing, Swim with the Dolphins, Hidden Worlds - Cenotes, Golfing, Restaurant Dining, Birdwatching, Museums & much.

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Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Non holiday
Oct 20 2014 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
$150
 

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Notes All reservation payments are non refundable. Please visit our web site for more details (property name.com)
Initial reservation deposit of $1,550 to secure dates. First 50% of reservation total due within 15 days of securing dates. Reservation balance payment due 60 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Playa del Carmen Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Catering available
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • La Quinta - toilet , shower , Double shower heads, double sinks.
    Casita - toilet , shower , sink
    Bungalow - toilet , shower , Sink
    Library - toilet , shower , Sink
    Multipurpose Room - toilet , shower , Two showers, one sink
    Casa - toilet , shower , Sink
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
  • La Casita - 1 king , 1 queen
    La Quinta - 2 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    La Cabaña - 2 king
    Bungalow - 2 king , 2 queen , Two king beds on first floor & two queen beds in loft.
    Library - 3 sleep sofa /futon , King beds from other guesthouses can be placed in Library
    Multipurpose room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , King, queen or single beds from elswhere can be placed here
    Casa Downstairs - 1 king , Additional beds may be arranged downstairs.
    Casa upstairs - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Additional beds may be arranged upstairs.
    Spa Palapa - 1 king , Beds can be arranged in Spa Palapa - no bathroom in Spa
  • Please contact us regarding the many configurations we can arrange to comfortably accommodate your party at Taninah.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Property has a truly spectacular cenote (grotto) complete with a 30ft, underground water slide, swimming pool, eight-person Jacuzzi, gym/exercise/yoga room, game room with pool table, board games, dart board, lawn games & more, basketball half-court, lawn volleyball court, 9-hole miniature golf course, in-ground trampoline, large padded playroom for toddlers & children filled with Gymboree equipment, tree house, sand box, zip line, duck pond, walking trails, horseshoe court, 24/7 onsite staff & much, much more. Additional amenities include fenced & gated property, onsite 24/7 staff, covered garage, bonfire pit, multiple hammocks, ceiling fans, all linens, Iron & Board, 3 TVs & 3 VCR/DVD players, 300+ DVD movie titles, toys and games for kids & adults, external sound system for iPod, telescope, binoculars and more.
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