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Tankah Tropical Beachfront Getaway,Snorkel & Relax,Affordable!


Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Tankah Tropical Beachfront Getaway,Snorkel & Relax,Affordable!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Tankah Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6 maximum)

Un-plug, relax, and reconnect with family, friends and nature at Casa del Perro Feliz. Well appointed, and well maintained, Casa del Perro Feliz is a very comfortable beachfront villa located on quiet, security gated, Tankah Bay in the Mayan Riviera, this 3 Bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home, is available for rent to guests who also appreciate beauty, quality and nature.

Tucked into the curve of the bay, the villa is built amongst the palms and the indigenous trees on a half acre lot, behind a large, gated, stone wall. Casa del Perro Feliz has one of the larger lots on the bay with 99’ of beach frontage. The house is very comfortable and open, and has many windows with magnificent views. Our sand beach is quite private and is the perfect place to launch your kayak, go snorkel, or just take a dip in the warm Caribbean waters.

The floor plan is very user friendly and all bedroom suites have their own baths, Serta pillow-top mattresses, box springs and high TC cotton bed linens. One bedroom is on the first floor, the other two are located on the second floor. The villa has marble and tile in the bathrooms, a second floor balcony and patio, and lots of windows in the house so you can take advantage of the beautiful views of the ocean and the sea breezes.

The culmination of many years of planning and dreams, the house is over 2400 sq. ft. and features Mexican tile floors, Mahogany trim and doors, and a “cooks” kitchen with granite countertops and Bosch gas stove. Dining area includes our handmade, custom, dining room table and the breakfast bar. If you don't feel like cooking, you can also have Maria, who is an excellent cook, prepare your breakfast or dinner for a reasonable fee. Our caretakers, Ulises and Maria, live on-site in a separate house. They, along with our English-speaking property manager are there to help make your visit enjoyable.

Designed to be environmentally friendly and not require air conditioning, the passive solar design, 9 1/2 ft. high ceilings, Hunter ceiling fans, and strategically placed, screened windows, provide soothing sea breezes along with views of the ocean and keep the house cool and comfortable. Enjoy the sound of the waves lapping on the shore, and the breezes rustling in the palm leaves instead of the hum of the air conditioner. Shaded by the native palm trees, the front of the house, and our palapa, are ideal spots for relaxing in one of the hammocks with a good book.

Casa del Perro Feliz has five Ocean Kayak brand kayaks and three bike shop quality bicycles for guests to use. We have found the kayaking and snorkeling in front of the villa is some of the best in the area. We see a multitude of various fish every time we snorkel including, Queen Angelfish, Permit, Trunk, and Parrot fish.

The rooftop features a large open area with a built-in sofa which seats 6 comfortably, and has a million dollar view. Relax on the rooftop sofa with a Margarita or your favorite drink, and enjoy the stunning views of the turquoise Caribbean, and watch the indigenous birds and the sunset over the jungle. It is the perfect way to end a great day at the beach!

If you’ve never visited Tankah before, you’ll be delighted to see that it is a small community in between Tulum and Akumal which has nice beachfront homes, three small hotels with restaurants, and is situated on a quiet, sparkling bay, with white sand beaches. Kayak, bike or walk to Casa Cenote for a snack or a cervesa and a swim in the Cenote, or visit the Tulum Mayan Ruins, 8Kms. away. The options are all yours!

We have been visiting the area for over 25 years, and feel that Tankah offers the best of both worlds; nature & seclusion with nearby amenities such as shopping, restaurants and cultural sites. Casa del Perro Feliz has been the home away from home for many, many, satisfied guests. We have found that the volume of repeat guests is by far the best testimonial we could ask for! We invite you to visit Casa del Perro Feliz! For more information visit our website as listed below.

This is a NON-SMOKING house. Smokers are asked to smoke outside only. No smoking on the roof due to the materials used on the roof’s surface, or in the palapa due to it's flammable nature.

Keywords: Tankah, Villa, Beachfront, Tulum, Mayan Riviera, Tankah Tres, Kayak, Oceanfront villa,

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ann (Owner)
Member since: 2003
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About Ann

We bought our land in 1999. After working on the land and learning about it we designed the house and had it built in 2003 and have been enjoying it ever since!

Ann purchased this villa in 1999

Why Ann chose Tankah

We had been visiting this general area since the mid 1980's and found Tankah to have what we were looking for - a quiet area with astounding natural beauty, yet close to so many conveniences, attractions and places to visit and explore. We feel very fortunate to have a home in this magnificent area and enjoy sharing it with others who can also appreciate it.

What makes this villa unique

We love the quiet, natural beauty of our land and all of our trees, the bird watching, and our beautiful ocean and jungle views. We also love the great snorkeling and kayaking that we can do right in front of our own house, along with listening to the waves at night as they lull us to sleep.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Ann,

I returned to California late last night and am currently going through Casa del Perro Feliz withdrawals. Your home is wonderful: the location, the views, the dogs, Ulises & Maria; wonderful, wonderful.

The Tulum ruins are incredible, its beaches amazing. Thanks for the tips on the best timing, everywhere we went we seemed to be two steps ahead of the crowds. We especially loved the snorkeling in Cozumel and Luca at the Blue Sky and margaritas on the beach.

Katie, Gray and I had a great vacation. Thank you.

We hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving and wish you very Happy Holidays.

Katie, Gray & Colleen


I have a crush on Blackie. That dog is absolutely adorable :).
Dec 2008
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Tankah Tropical Beachfront Getaway,Snorkel & Relax,Affordable!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Old Bridge, NJ

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Ann and Chuck,

We must thank you again for providing a wonderful vacation for us through the rental of your home in Tankah. Last year we rode out Hurricane Wilma in the casa which proved to be a formidable opponent to the hurricane. This year was less exciting weather wise and we got to take in the sun, snorkel and kayak the bay, experience the "gathering" of the parrots in the jungle in back of the casa and just relax this time. We love the way you have preserved and respected the environment that surrounds your home, be it letting the iguanas feast upon your garden or the palm trees that stand where they have grown by themselves. Casa del Perro Feliz will always hold a special place in our hearts and memories! Shall we book a third time now?

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2006
  • Stayed: Oct 2006
  • Source: HomeAway

Idyllic Location, Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was my second trip to Tankah Bay and I couldn't be more pleased with the trip. On this journey, I invited my entire immediate family to come celebrate the holidays. I was nervous at first whether they would love it as much as I did, but they did. No complaints here! The house is perfectly set at the bend in the bay. The 3 bedrooms and 3 and 1/2 baths are perfect for a large group, with plenty of room to move around and not be in each other's space. The entire property is perfectly situated with lots of private spaces (hammocks, lawn chairs, tables, etc.) to spread out. The bay is pretty much right outside the back door, where you can spend the day swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or beach combing. There are also bicycles you can use. The road outside the house is a dirt road, but flat, so you can bicycle to Manatee Cenote, Blue Sky Pizza, Casa Cenote or (I think) over to Soliman Bay. Also, I cannot say enough about the owner or the caretakers. The caretakers kept the place immaculate and provided wonderful cooking services. I requested to the owner to have a meal on our first night after a day of travel and they did not disappoint. Take advantage of this as much as possible! Although we ended up not going out much; really just a few hours trip to the Tulum Ruins and Coba Ruins, this location is a perfect for seeing many sights of the area. Plenty of cenotes, ruins, shopping in town, close to grocery stores. Honestly, we spent the week around the house and couldn't have been happier! Thank-you for having (and sharing) such a beautiful home in an idyllic location.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderul House with Great Staff!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Perro Feliz over the Christmas holiday with two other couples. The house was amazing and had the modern touches that you would want from a place if you are staying a week. Anne provided so much information to make our time in Tankah great. There are tons of activities right in the bay or a short drive into Tulum and the surrounding areas. We especially loved the Coba ruins as well as the restaurant that Anne recommended we try on the way home. Maria is a wonderful cook and we really took advantage of having her cook breakfast and dinner. We have stayed at a couple houses in the bay and this was by far the best! Be sure to bring swim shoes if you want to walk out into the water as it is a little rocky right on the beach. Overall we will LOVED the trip and are looking forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Meagan, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay on the bay and at my house. We feel very fortunate to have a home in such a great area. I am flattered that you consider my house to be the best of the homes that you have stayed at while vactioning in Tankah. I hope to have you and Chris as guests again soon! Ann
West Chester, PA

Spring Break 2014

  • 5 of 5

Tankah Beachfront was everything we expected and more! Wonderful, clean accomodations. Helpful staff that was nearby but never bothersome. Spectacular views from rooftop. Walking distance to a couple restaurants. Owners provided detailed info re: travel tips and local points of interest. Recommend water shoes because beach is more rocky than expected. Weather was 100% terrific. Local Cenote was fun and great for novice snorkelers.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Denver, CO

Wonderfully Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family just returned from an incredible stay! The home is well appointed and in a terrific location. My children (ages 8 and 6) were able to snorkel literally right out the back door. We had everything we needed and would highly recommend this vacation rental. The owner is fantastically helpful and really went out of her way to make sure we had the best information for maximizing our time in the area.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
United States


  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for the Xmas/New Year's holiday and had an absolutely blissful time. The house is spacious and welcoming, and the caretakers were as sweet as can be. We hardly saw our neighbors, which meant we usually had a gigantic beach and reef to ourselves. Great restaurants in the area, but we hardly left this beautiful house.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Scuba Diving. Five Ocean Kayaks onsite with life jackets, three Bicycles for guests use, Deep Sea Fishing, Private Road for Jogging & Walking, Mayan Ruins, Cenotes, Golf nearby in Akumal and Puerto Aventuras, Great Bird & Wildlife Watching, On-site Massage Therapist available for an addtional fee.


Rates & Availability

From $236 Per night

Tankah Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season 2015
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Early Holiday 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Holiday 2015-2016
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2015
Jan 4 2016 - Apr 30 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%
Rates Based on 6 person or fewer occupancy.
19% tax not included in base rate.
Typically weeks run Sat. to Sat., contact owner if different arrival and departure days are needed.
50% deposit required at time of booking. $500.00 refundable damage deposit required with final payment
50 % due at time of booking. Please contact owner for booking and payment information.
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Tankah Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Can be set up as King or two twins
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2 can be converted to King), Baby Cribs (1),
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Quiet, security gated community. Villa is steps from the ocean, the beach - sandy with normally calm waters, is great for snorkeling and kayaking. 5 Ocean Kayaks, incl. the Peek-A-Boo for reef viewing. Kayaks are for use INSIDE THE REEF ONLY. 2- Fuji MTN Bikes, 1-29'R MTN bike, Rooftop Observation Area, Great Birdwatching! Onsite Caretakers, Maid Service 6 days per week, Linens provided, incl. beach towels. Board games, Cellular Phone(with pre-paid phone cards available for purchase),stereo w/I-POD docking station, Purified Drinking Water supplied, Breakfasts and dinners can be prepared onsite for a nominal fee, plus food costs, English speaking Property Manager , Shaded Hammock areas - Hammocks provided, Walking distance to restaurants & Manatee Cenote, NO SMOKING IN HOUSE , ON ROOF, OR IN PALAPA

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