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Andrew Leigh

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Puerto Aventuras Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)



Come enjoy the beautiful Caribbean Sea along the Riviera Maya in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Villa Ixchel is just steps from the beach. Ixchel, pronounced 'ee-SHELL', is the Mayan goddess of health and happiness. The water is warm, the waves gentle, and the breeze keeps you refreshed in this tropical paradise.

The ocean has colors of blue and purple you won’t see anywhere else in the world, and the fine white sand is never hot on your feet. The ocean deepens gradually and the currents are light, so the beach is great for children, but there is plenty of adventure, such as snorkeling and scuba to see the fascinating underwater creatures in the coral reefs, kayaking (free use of 2 kayaks), and parasailing.

Villa Ixchel is located 1 hour south of the international airport in Cancun by car or taxi, via multi-lane highway. It is a new condo offering the best beach front access in the Villa Del Mar II complex, located in the gated community of Puerto Aventuras, in the State of Quintana Roo. The surrounding coastal area is called the Riviera Maya.

Puerto Aventuras is a unique jewel in the Riviera Maya. It is a thriving international community, with a harbor, a marina, and beaches, and yet it provides privacy and exclusivity. Throughout the community you will find people of all ages, walking, running, riding bikes, skateboarding, riding golf carts, or in their cars. The biggest V.I.P.s of the Mayan Riviera, who can afford to live anywhere, choose to live in Puerto Aventuras with their families, because of its natural beauty, amenities, tranquility, and safety.

Villa Ixchel is one of the gems of the community, because of its comfort, its luxury, and its spectacular proximity to the beach. At 2200+ square feet with marble throughout, it offers 2 master bedroom ocean-view suites with king beds (furnished with high-end pillow-top mattresses), and a third bedroom suite with 2 queen beds. Each bedroom affords the privacy of a luxury hotel room, with its own private bath, television, and independent controls for very quiet air conditioning. Each bedroom can be locked and has a safe for valuables. In addition, there is a half bath near the main entrance equipped with a washer/dryer.

Villa Ixchel is perfect for a family reunion or a business gathering, and is fully equipped for entertaining. The full-service kitchen has all the amenities you'll want. The beautiful living/dining room has a panoramic view of the ocean, with huge glass sliding doors you can open completely to your terrace and the ocean. You are immersed in the beauty just sitting in your living or dining room. Enjoy sitting out on your terrace, and relaxing in your personal jacuzzi. From your terrace, you are only about 15 steps to the sand or to the pool. There are full length sheer as well as opaque curtains you can draw for softer light or privacy.

For the times when you are not gazing at the water, palms, and sand, or listening to the waves, there is a wide-screen television and DVD player. A selection of popular DVDs is provided, or you can bring your own favorites, or rent them in the village. Bring your laptops and stay in touch with High-Speed Wireless Internet. There is a telephone for free long distance to the USA and Canada,.

You can walk along the beach to the kid-friendly marina village, where you will find shops, services, and many fine, but reasonably priced restaurants. Swim with the dolphins in the marina (or watch the action while sipping a margarita at one of the outdoor cafes). Check out the dive and snorkel shops -- arrange a lesson if you wish. You will also enjoy the art and gift shops. You can play at the Puerto Aventuras golf course, and the kids will love the skate board park.

Major attractions of the Riviera Maya are 15 minutes away by car or taxi, including Xel-Ha (“shell-HAH”), where the underground rivers flow into the sea, the splendors of the cenote caves of Aktun Chen, and Xcaret. Xcaret (“ish-ka-RET”) is a huge ecopark that is as much fun as Disneyland or any major theme park, but it is also far more interesting and educational. It truly lives up to its reputation of being the premier attraction in the entire coastal area. It is a delight for all ages!

Visit Mayan pyramids and archeological sites of major significance. Tulum is only 30 minutes away, and tours are available for nearby Chichen-Itza, Coba, and other sites in the Yucatan. Did you know that there are five UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, waiting for you to explore?

Want more excitement? The city of Playa Del Carmen, about 20 minutes by car or taxi, has shops, art galleries, and night life, and it is where the ferries depart for the island of Cozumel. Playa Del Carmen also offers major shopping such as Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, Office Depot, and Centro Maya shopping mall on the road to Puerto Aventuras.

You can go to Cancun for a day trip or an evening, and enjoy the fabulous shopping malls and restaurants, or the world-famous night life.

When you are at home in Villa Ixchel, you can take advantage of concierge services upon request, that include delivery directly to your fridge and cupboards of beer, fine wine, and groceries; shopping and meal preparation; child care; taxi; rental car; tours; and recreation at surprisingly reasonable prices.

If you have been waiting to find the perfect family beach vacation, with more luxury and services, at a far better value than the fancy hotels and all-inclusives, Villa Ixchel is ready for you.

Keywords: Condominium, Villa, Condo, Resort, Ground floor, Beachfront, Oceanfront, 3 Bedroom

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Andrew Leigh (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Great Time

My family & I went to Sol May with a couple of friends in July & it was Great. The condo was perfect & we were on the ground floor, all we had to do is walk outside to be on the beach. Our kids had a Great time & it was very save & made us feel good knowing it was a gated community and the could go off on their own. We most definitely would recommend it.
Jul 2012
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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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average rating of 4.888889 based on 21 reviews

Mejor que un hotel!!!!

  • 5 of 5

El apartamento estaba muy espacioso y en muy buenas condiciones. Tenía todo lo necesario para unas vacaciones. Las fotos no le hacen justicia. Muy bien equipado y limpio. Andrew, el gerente, estuvo muy al pendiente de nuestras necesidades y acudió a ayudarnos en el momento que lo necesitamos. Algo muy importante fue que el check in y el check out fue muy simple y rápido y no tuvimos que perder tiempo.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Wilmette, IL

Quiet, family-friendly unit!

  • 4 of 5

Condo was as described. Very quiet development close to everything in Puerto Aventuras. Unit has everything you could need and Andrew is very attentive and responsive. We were there in windy season (early April) so we didn't do a lot of ocean swimming, but, while the beach is white sand, the ocean floor is very rocky. You have to walk down to Villas Del Mar I in order to swim in the ocean easily. It was a very good stay for our family!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Stephanie, Hope to see you here again! Andrew Leigh SMVR
Portland, OR

Villa Ixchel- Comfortable & relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We rented this condo unit as a 2 bedroom in late October, somewhat last minute through Sol Maya Rentals to go to a friends destination wedding (which was located next door in Hacienda Del Mar & Hacienda Corazon) and to have a vacation of our own. We stayed for 7 days and enjoyed everything from the gorgeous view & sunrises, comfortable bed, and accessibility to the town and amenities. Andrew, one of the owners of Sol Maya Rentals helped make it quick and easy, was present on the grounds and accessible for questions and suggestions.

We loved the unit- it was beautiful, comfortable and a quiet respite from the celebration we were taking part in next door. The sliding glass doors opened directly onto the lawn with 15-20 steps directly to the beach. Though this part of the beach isn't the best for a swimming (ouch!), you can easily take a stroll a short distance towards Omni hotel to find a nice swimming spot. The sunrises were stunning and we utilized both the pool and the jacuzzi tub that was on our patio. It was so convenient to have a full kitchen, and though we didn't have time to make any dinners, we enjoyed cooking breakfast and making lunch. The unit was stocked with everything we needed to be at home, minus groceries of course!

The only downside is that there were a couple things in non-working order. Namely the washer and the telephone. Not a huge deal as we weren't in dire need of either (all of our friends were right next door or staying in another unit at Villa Del Mar 2!), but it was a little bit of a pain when we needed to do 1 load of laundry. Andrew and his wife were totally accommodating and took our laundry to wash for us. A little weird having someone else do my laundry, but we were grateful nonetheless. It would've been nice to know ahead of time so we could've planned accordingly (we packed light since we thought we'd have access to a washer/dryer & avoided checking our bags this way).

Andrew gave us great suggestions for restaurants and places to go around the town (in particular a farmer's market that had delicious fresh fruit and vegetables!). All in all, a great trip, a great town to visit, and a lovely place to stay. We had been contemplating staying at the Omni Hotel, and we are so happy we didn't. I would recommend it (as long as you understand that there can be some issues with rust due to the saltwater) and will most likely return!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Hannah, Glad to hear you had fun. Andrew Leigh SMVR
Monterrey, Mexico


  • 5 of 5

We just return from a wonderfull vacation.

First of all, the Condo is BIG, 2 master bedrooms, and one double queen bedrooms.

4 flat TV!, 3 full bath, plus one half with laundry.

It seems as a second home

Having 3 kids, we really enjoy the space, no fights, no discussions, no shower lines, etc.

The terrace for an sunrise or sunset is incredible.

We also enjoy to have our own grill in the terrace

The condo has a super maintenance, the pool, gardens, jacuzzi, everything was neat.

The beach has rocks, but a 300m walking you can reach a clean spot.

The good side for that rocky área, is for snorkeling lovers, such my family, allows to see a wonderful fish, rays, corals, turtles around.

For the ones that need more wide Sandy beach, Xpu Ha is just 5 minutes driving away from puerto aventuras.

The puerto aventuras location is in the middel of a Paradise, Akumal, Tulum, Xel-Ha, Xpu Ha, Scaret, etc are just 20 min away

The "oxxo" store is just 2 walking blocks, and "Chedraui" supermarket less tan 5 minutes away. So we can buy any provisions required.

Also we found good restaurants at a reasonable Price, in the main port, just 2 blocks away.

We rent a golf cart and we move all around puerto aventuras

Andrew our host was very kind to be attent to our needs, Thank you Andrew

I strongly recommend the place, I´m sure you wont be dissapointed, looking forward to return

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Met all our expectations and more .......

  • 5 of 5

Our first time to Puerto Aventuras and it was by far the best trip ever! From booking to departure we were looked after by Andrew, who went out of his way to ensure we had an enjoyable stay. He answered all our queries, arranged grocery delivery and even recommended a chef who cooked a beautiful meal at the condo to celebrate my husband's birthday. The location and views from this property are exceptional. Waking up to such a spectacular view each day was amazing, being only a few steps from the beach and pool made it idyllic. The short leisurely stroll into town along the beach each evening instead of having to drive everywhere was a major plus point. There is so much to see and do around this area should you choose to. Our expectations were truly met and more and we plan to return again shortly.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Glenda, The trip from the UK was a long one, but worth it after seeing you with two weeks of glorious sunshine under your belt and freshly caught Mahi Mahi in your tummies! Hope you can return. Cheers Andrew Leigh
Iowa City

Fabulous Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I spent 9 nights in your lovely condo with my girlfriends. We have been going on an annual gal pal trip for 11 years. Each year we pick a different location. I was so pleased with your condo and the community that I would not hesitate to go right back here next year. The condo was beautiful and perfectly set up for a group or family vacationing together. We were impressed with how well appointed the kitchen was. Everything we needed for cooking was readily available and of great quality. We loved the ground floor location as it made it so easy to go in and out to the pool and beach. The location was perfect. It was a quick walk down the beach to the dive shop ( or jacuzzi bar) at the Omni hotel. It was a pleasant and easy stroll into the marina area to restaurants and shops. This location is perfectly suited for a vacation of total relaxation or one filled with fun activities. I hope to go back soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kate, I know the South Pacific lured you in for 2014, but I think we can count on seeing you back in this neck of the woods in 2015, you had way too much not to!! Saludos Andrew Leigh


Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Puerto Aventuras
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Cozumel/Playa del Carmen
Nearest Golf
Puerto Aventuras
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Federal 307
Nearest Restaurant
Puerto Aventuras
Nearest Beach
Fatima Bay
Car: not necessary

Villa Ixchel is a member of the VDM II kayak club and there are 2 Kayaks available for guest use.

All Terrain Vehicles, Archaeological Sites, Eco-Parks, Caves, Cave Diving, Botanical Gardens, Adventure Parks, Ziplines, Underground Water Rafting. Snorkeling, Kayak rental, Bike rental, Deep Sea Fishing, Sailing, Speed boats, Swim with Dolphins all available in the Marina town of Puerto Aventuras. Town has many restaurants and small shops and is only a 5 minute walk down the sandy beach. Nearby to ancient Mayan ruins and other towns Tulum: 35 Minutes, Akumal 15 Minutes, Playa del Carmen 20 Minutes and Cancun 45 minutes. Puerto Aventuras has 2 tennis courts and a nine hole golf course. There are numerous other courses in the area, including Mayakoba, home to the only PGA event outside the United States. Come visit!!!!


Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Puerto Aventuras Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Sep 1 - Nov 17
2 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2015 - Dec 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2015 - Jan 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2016 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 16.0%
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Puerto Aventuras Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private bath in master suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private bath in master suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath in guest room.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , I/2 bath with washer/dryer.
  • Master suite bathrooms are well appointed and spacious. Both have open style glass block showers that are huge! Guest room bath is well appointed with a tub/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Ocean view suite with private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master oceanview suite with private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Guest bedroom with private bath.
  • King size beds (2) Deluxe Pillow-Top Mattresses for comfort and support and extra pillows in each oceanfront master suite (2), Queen size Beds (2) Two comfortable queen beds in the garden side guest suite with extra pillows., Baby Cribs (1) Available on request. High chair available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 Oceanfront Master Bedroom suites with King Beds and Deluxe Pillow Top Mattresses, 1 Bedroom suite with 2 Queen Beds, High Speed Wireless Internet, Phone for Free Long Distance to USA and Canada. Safes for valuables in each Master suite. South master suite has sliding glass doors to patio. All baths have marble countertops and block glass showers.

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