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Zen Del Mar - Seven-Bedroom Beach-Front Luxury Villa on Jade Beach

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Zen Del Mar - Seven-Bedroom Beach-Front Luxury Villa on Jade Beach

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Akumal Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 7 Bedrooms, 7.5 Baths, (Sleeps 18)

Zen del Mar – A Mayan red spacious 7,500 square foot Villa has SEVEN large King bedroom-suites with five Mayan-marble bathtubs. Architect Udi Saly and designer Liz Conover renovated Zen in 2014 adding two grand Penthouse suites. Celebrities and Sports stars return to Zen del Mar for its direct ocean front privacy and superior guest services.

Zen del Mar can comfortably accommodate 14 to 18 guests. Zen del Mar may also be rented with its adjacent Villa, Casa del Sol Naciente on Jade Bay for larger groups.

Both villas are located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Jade Bay is a private oasis of personal Villas and an easy beach walk into the town of Akumal.

Zen, a walled estate from the small street, welcomes you with its handmade double hardwood doors. One enters the Villa with its imposing stone archway highlighting a glass window that soars 35 feet for its picture perfect view of the Caribbean Sea. Zen del Mar captures all Ocean views by subtle elevation and angle plays so everyone has a room with a great ocean view. The Living room, with two couches, opens up to a large exterior patio adjacent to the 60 foot long swimmers swimming pool. A Palapa style structure sits above the pool for double private massages or a yoga practice. The Dining room, Granite Kitchen and one King bedroom en-suite are located on the first floor. There are two dining areas, one inside and a large al fresco patio table with its covered roof providing views of both the garden and the Sea.

Up the wooden handrail you will find a balcony overlooking the garden and four King Bedrooms with bathrooms and bathtubs en-suite. A large ocean front private balcony adjoins the bedrooms so you can enjoy your Mexican coffee from your wooden lounge chairs. As global nomads, the owners made sure that each bedroom has its own design personality and is beautifully appointed with fine European linens and towels. Enjoy the books, movies and accessories chosen from their travels around the world as these are seldom found in a beach house

Two King Penthouse bedrooms at 1000 sq. feet and 1500 sq. feet occupy the top floor. Each room has a panoramic view of the Ocean, bathroom en-suite with a Mayan bathtub, shower and Mayan hammocks.

Akumal in Mayan means place where the turtles are born and Jade is one of their favorite beaches. Zen del Mar has a swinging bed on ropes nestled under a Palapa at the oceans edge, it is a coveted spot for reading a book or an afternoon nap.

Staff includes daily maid service and pool cleaning and maintenance. Security. Additional services are available upon request at nominal charges: Chef Services, Van & Driver, Massage therapist, Yoga instruction, Sailing, Scuba Diving, and Tours of the Mayan ruins.

Keywords: 7-Bedrooms, Villa, Luxury, beach-front, direct-beach, ocean-front,

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2014

About The Owner

We first came to Cancun as harried New York City executives seeking a weekend escape full of sun and sand. On each trip we drove further and further south, eventually falling in love with the area now called the Riviera Maya.

Seeing a piece of property for sale on the beach, we used our dental floss to measure out the length of the site we wanted. We decided to buy it and proceeded to design and furnish our dream house. Since we both had demanding careers, we agreed to rent out our villa several times a year to a few friends.

That was a decade ago. Since then, we have designed and built 10 other villas nearby for people who have similarly fallen under the Mayan spell. Many guests who have rented our villas have become friends — and then fellow villa owners themselves.

As visitors and now part-year residents of this magical place, we are deeply committed to sustainable tourism. We are only too aware that in this place of great beauty, rich culture and natural wonder, many people struggle to make a living, and the environmental balance itself is threatened. The very name 'Akumal' means 'place of the turtles' — creatures that are, sadly in danger of extinction. .

The Owner purchased this villa in 2005

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Zen Del Mar - Seven-Bedroom Beach-Front Luxury Villa on Jade Beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
5

A little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week both weather wise and activity wise. Had a chance to fish on a small Panga from the down town fleet. Caught a couple sizable Dorado and your Master Chef cooked them up Veracruz style. Really great. Went to Aktun Chen for a neat tour of the Akumal caves and Cenote as well as Ya Kul for some great snorkeling in that bay.

So thank you for building such a great place. The staff were great and the location excellent.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
New York, New York, USA
5

Beautiful ZEN - luxury experience - something for everyone

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Villa Zen del Mar was in fact a zen experience. We landed in Cancun in May 2014 where a car was arranged to pick us up. It was an easy drive to “Zen” and upon arrival we immediately began to shed the stresses of the prior many months. Any concerns I might have had about sharing a Villa with multi-generations of 12 people were put to rest as the villa and surrounds were better than advertised to accommodate our large group. The pool, the furnishings, and the large kitchen were made for large groups or intimacy – whatever one’s needs – such was the attention to detail throughout the Villa. Very important to us was a level of privacy afforded by retreating to any of the en suite rooms, a secluded spot on the beach or in one of the Adirondack chairs positioned around the Villa to take in the waves and turtle watching (turtles nest here – really amazing to see). I spent many hours swimming and then sitting poolside sipping a delicious cocktail with the freshest fruit, a great view of the sea, and a good book.

After our arrival, the rest of our group of family and friends began trickling in, each immediately kick-starting their retreat with either a very short walk into town, in and around the pool or on the beach. The staff was unobtrusive, seeming to appear whenever needed, were friendly and polite and took great pleasure in taking care of us. The chef services were better than a good restaurant, so we only ate out twice at La Lunita for dinner and the Bakery Café for lunch.

Some of the “parents” were concerned about safety but that was quickly dispelled with security on the street and a few walks around the very peaceful and gentle environment.

While I vow to be tech-free when away, good wifi is essential, and I had connectivity throughout our stay.

I have had great experiences at 5 star resorts but ZEN stands out as one of my best vacations and this was seconded by one and all of our diverse group. There was something for everyone. We will be returning to this Villa next year for two weeks.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Magical - Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

The vacation was way over my expectations. The villa was beautiful, clean and well-maintained and the staff was always available. The location to the town of Akumal and the surrounding locations was very convenient. The highlight of our trip was swimming with whale sharks. We also went snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and visited Tulum and Xelha. I loved getting up in the morning and swimming laps in the pool. I highly recommend a stay at Zen del Mar.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

One of The Best Vacations I Have Ever Had!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I spent a wonderful week at Villa Zen del Mar in January 2014. The house is large enough for all 10 of us and we had fabulous Chef made dinners for five of our seven nights there. The Villa is directly on the ocean and we all had our favorite spots in the garden by the Sea. I enjoyed kayaking directly in front of the Villa as it comes with a two person kayak and life vests. We saw turtles in Akumal Bay a short beach walk from the Villa into town. The bedrooms are all king size and the rooms are very tastefully decorated. It is clear that the owners take excellent care of their property and the staff was friendly and helpful. The pool was the longest in Akumal and we all swam in the pool and the ocean.

I have stayed at two "all- inclusives" on the Riviera Maya and staying at Villa Zen del Mar beats any hotel by far. We had privacy, perfect weather, massages and our family enjoyed a perfect vacation.

Thank you for making this Villa for us our home away from home, we hope to come back next year for the same week.

Christine P

New York, New York

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect Girl's Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I visited Zen Del Mar for a girl's trip in November and the experience could not have been more perfect. The pictures of the house do not do it justice. It is magnificent and seemed like it was out of a magazine or a movie. The owner took care of all of our requests and needs and then some. He could not have been more gracious, welcoming or hospitable. The house is as comfortable and tranquil and as it is beautiful. We visited the cenotes and Tulum while we were there and both were magical. For our big night out we hired a car service to take us into Playa. The restaurants in Akumal were excellent and we had dinner cooked at the house two nights which I highly recommend. I can't wait to go back and I would and have suggested this place to everyone I know.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Connecticut, USA
5

Mayan Magic

  • 5 of 5

Zen del Mar was a magical vacation. Located on the ocean, with walking access to the lovely Akumal, a village that is safe, welcoming, with cafes, boutiques and surf shops. The house itself sleeps 14, has 5 bedrooms and is designed beautifully with amazing water views and an array of unique items made by local craftsmen partnered with unusual and interesting fabrics. The effect is stunning. The staff is warm and friendly. The food delicious. The massages were top of the line. Activities such as snorkeling, scuba, swimming with whale sharks and visiting local temples were easy to arrange. We were fully engaged the whole week. To top it all off, the owners live nearby and were able to give us the inside tips on where to go and what to do. We loved every minute of it.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Many in Akumal
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Bahia Principe Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 307 - private access road is 0.25 miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Many in Akumal
Nearest Ski
1000 Miles
Far Far Away!
Nearest Beach
In front of the villa
Car: recommended

Cave diving, scuba diving, archaeological Maya ruins.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,350 Per night

Akumal Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2015
Jan 4 2015 - May 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Summer 2015
May 4 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays 2015-2016
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Winter 2016
Jan 3 2016 - May 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2016
May 2 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 19.0%
Notes Nightly Rates for base use of three bedrooms and up to six guests. For additional bedrooms up to 5:
Winter: Add $200/night up to 10 guests total;
Summer: Add $150/night up to 10 guests total;
Add $75/night for each guest above 10 guests up to a total of 14 guests;
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Amenities

Akumal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Hand-made marble double-bathtub
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En-suite bathroom and private exit to pool and patio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , En-suite bathroom with bathtub + outdoor shower in balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , En-suite bathroom and large balcony on the Caribbean Sea
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , En-suite bathroom with shower and large balcony
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 double , En-Suite bathroom with large balcony
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1,000 sq. ft. bedroom wiht soaring palapa and hand-made bath
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , 1,500 sq. ft. wiht two balconies and soaring palapa
  • Seven King size bedrooms - three with additional beds. All bed-linens are of highest quality 400+ thread count. All seven bedrooms are air-conditioned. Two roof suites are 1000 sq. ft. +. King beds (7), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib and high chair when needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • health/beauty spa
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Two 2-person ocean kayaks, 5 complimentary one-hour massages with rental, refrigerator stocked with beverages upon arrival, complimentary breakfast daily and more. Villa is fully staffed. Villa Concierge will provide assistance with local activities such as scuba diving, cave diving, golf, tennis, restaurant reservations and any of the guests' needs.

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