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Stunning 3 Bdr Beachfront Paradise, Chic & Relax

Veronique Fourment

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Veronique Fourment

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Stunning 3 Bdr Beachfront Paradise, Chic & Relax

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


Tankah Villa Rental Photos and Description

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

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We offer a spacious, and unique home on the beach with three separate en suite guest bedrooms. Two bedrooms have a king size bed, the third one has two twin beds with canopy. They all are tucked away for privacy. Each has its own bathroom and deck or patio and enjoys a full view of the Caribbean. Situated on over 80 feet (25 meters) of quiet beachfront with hammocks swinging from the palapa. It is the ideal location to relax, snorkel, or explore the Riviera Maya.

Located an hour and a half south of Cancun, minutes from Tulum, Tankah Bay is a small paradise. Our private access beach road has 24-hour security. Quiet and very safe while amenities are easily accessible on foot or in a ten-minute car ride.

We designed a house where everyone can enjoy the spacious common areas and yet retire to their room for complete privacy. Each bedroom has ample closet space, a safe and a high quality Hunter fan.

As you enter the house you are stunned by the view of the Caribbean and the expansive ground floor.

You will take in the dramatic, circular living room with custom designed palapa (thatched) roof. A series of French doors open to the beach, yet the living room retains privacy. To the left is the light-filled dining room, with large French doors, which extends outside to a furnished patio.

Conveniently, the well-equipped kitchen is directly adjacent to the living room, making entertaining a delight. It features black granite counter tops, All-Clad cookware and all major appliances. A central island is the perfect place for a quick snack or to gather cooks and guests. From the kitchen you may look out to the water or turn around and face the luxurious garden.

On the opposite side is the beach level master suite, with a king size bed, private bathroom and a deep blue tiled shower. A sliding door connects this shower to a protected outside shower. The room’s French doors open to a patio with a hanging hammock and lounge chairs.

As you wind up the circular stairway you reach the wide-open second floor landing with an interior balcony overlooking the living room. On each side is a bedroom. The master suite has a king size bed, a private furnished shaded deck, a private bathroom with two sinks and a white and green tiled garden shower with local plants.

The other bedroom has two canopied twin size beds, a private furnished shaded deck, and a turquoise tiled bathroom. Each bedroom has ample closet space, a safe and a high quality Hunter fan.

The second floor stairway takes you to the roof where you can enjoy views of Tankah Bay, the jungle, or you can watch the ospreys and pelicans dive. You may also enjoy the sunset with a Margarita in hand or make it your private sunbathing area.

On the garden side of the house is a palapa covered outside kitchen with a wood table, gas barbecue, sink and counter space. You will have easy access from the kitchen door. It is an ideal place to cook any time of day.

Villa Mariposa is tastefully decorated with local artifacts, well maintained, and in excellent condition. All the woodwork (furniture, windows, doors, closets etc.) in the house is handcrafted of mahogany, giving the house a warm comfortable yet sophisticated atmosphere. Throughout the house the floor is “conchuela”, a 42 million years old fossil stone from the Yucatan. We carefully designed the house to provide views, natural ventilation, privacy and large living areas. From any room – even your shower! - You can enjoy the changing shades of the Caribbean.

From the white sand beach just footsteps away you may swim, snorkel, or take the two kayaks on the bay. You will love sunbathing in hammocks and lounge chairs, or enjoy the ocean view sitting under the shady beach palapa.

Our caretakers, Luis and Nery, live on site in a separate home on the property. They provide five day a week maid and gardening service. They can prepare delicious Mexican meals for an additional fee.

The villa is located between Akumal and Tulum, offering the convenience of shops and entertainment while staying on a quiet secluded and safe beach. We are steps away from 2 restaurants and swimming at the magical Manatee Cenote (swimming hole).

We are only a 10-minute drive to restaurants, shops, Tulum ruins, and other gorgeous beaches (Sian Kaan). Coba ruins are a 45 minute drive, Valladolid, a small colonial town, is a wonderful day trip and famous Chichen Itza is a 3 hour excursion. The region is renowned for its fly-fishing opportunities. We have spotted bonefish in our own bay!

Villa Mariposa is a quiet, peaceful sanctuary surrounded by extraordinary beauty where you will have an easy and relaxing tropical vacation.

Keywords: Beach House, Beachfront Home, Villa, Casa, Romantic, Kids friendly, Couples, Friends, Views, On the water.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Veronique Fourment (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
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About Veronique Fourment

We are a bilingual, bi-cultural family who loves to come back to Tankah. Our first child started coming here when she was 2 years old, the youngest one made her first trip at 10 months! Now in College our daughter keeps coming back to this quiet paradise. They both learned scuba diving in our Bay. We live in San Francisco and we come to Villa Mariposa as often as possible. We love to share our home with friends and family. It has a magical effect on our souls and brings our family together.

Veronique Fourment purchased this villa in 1998

Why Veronique Fourment chose Tankah

After coming back year after year to the Riviera Maya, we purchased the land in 1998. We spent time studying the climate and the location. In 2001 we built a home where materials were sourced locally. The house is perfectly adapted to the land and climate. Every aspect of the house has been carefully thought through. We take pride in its original design and unexpected features.

What makes this villa unique

We love the peace, surrounding natural beauty and the people. The water is warm, the snorkeling wonderful and the birds put on a show every day. For our daily exercise, we go swimming in Manate Cenote - a fresh water inlet-. Early morning, you'll have it to yourself and see the tiny needle fish, wild orchids, crabs etc.. Later in the afternoon you can watch the birds returning for the night and listen to their calls. You can take the kids on a kayak in the Bay or on the cenote. Children can play safely on the beach or at the water's edge. When you've had enough relaxing you can go explore the ruins, other beaches and even go on an inland day trip. There is always something or nothing to do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at Villa Mariposa. It is a fabulous property in a fabulous location. The flat water of Tankah Bay was great for kayaking and snorkeling. We kayaked four or five times, and snorkeled at various locations within the Bay, including the outflow area from the Cenote. Hanging out in beach palapa and hammocks was totally relaxing as well.

Location was about 100 meters from the lovely Cenote, and we dined at both the Blue Sky and Casa Cenote restaurants a few times, generally for breakfast on our way out, but also for dinner once each. Both were great.

The location of the villa, just a few minutes to the city of Tulum, was also great. We went several times...Amy is a professional chef and part of her vacation protocol is always to shop for, purchase, and prepare seafood and quality produce.... mission accomplished. Very fun.

Using the villa as our base of operations, we drove back up to Playa del Carmen (not a great experience as we are not big shopping freaks). Akumal beach (ok, but too crowded after our languid hours at the Villa), Tulum, and Coba. Both these last two were interesting for me since I am a retired archaeologist for the US NPS and have been on a couple of international teams working with the Mexican institute of archaeology (INAH) and the government of Belize.

Although the decorative elements of the villa were great, I was particularly enchanted by the Mayan glyphs hanging on the wall near the powder room, and looked all over for somewhere to purchase something like them...without success, until the drive to Coba where we found them en route them and purchased several to bring home after he showed me some illustrated classical Mayan archaeology texts.

Returning from our travelling experiences to the villa has an elegant design, has plenty of room, and is well decorated. Airflow negated the need for air conditioning. Setting was very secure with the gate guards, and the in-bedroom safes worked great. Being steps from the beach was a real plus.

Luis and Nery did a great job meeting our needs, reliable, efficient, friendly, and they tended to be low profile although we were often around much of the morning. They also cooked for us one was very good.

We had a great time and would highly recommend Villa Mariposa to anyone seeking a place to stay in the Tulum area. We would definitely stay there again since it has so much to offer. You should be very proud of such a lovely home
Nov 2014
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Stunning 3 Bdr Beachfront Paradise, Chic & Relax
average rating of 4.96 based on 28 reviews

Excellent Value and fun fun fun

  • 5 of 5

Spring Break 2014 Actually late March 2014--just unpacked and had time to write:

Very quiet beach seemed like our very own....Nobody selling trinkets. Relatively calm water protected by a distant reef accessible via a provided Kayak or two. Good snorkeling and a cenote almost next door. The water is far enough to feel comfortable if you have small children and close enough to hear and jump in 100 times a day. The house is plenty big for six adults. The living room is very comfortable for all......... if you ever bother to come inside. The weather was so pleasant we barely had time to sleep. We cooked most of our meals on site in the well appointed kitchen and outdoor BBQ. Several quiet restaurants also within walking distance. The best was the pizza place. The tiki hut on the beach and hammock were a hit. The owners were quick with all communication, fair, and honest in all respects. The on site care takers were enthusiastic, polite, and take excellent care of the dwelling and grounds.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Lovely stay in Tankah

  • 4 of 5

We arrived at the Villa Mariposa with our teenaged girls after a short stay in the authentic town of Vallalodid. Villa Mariposa has a nice aesthetic with lovely views and grounds beautifully tended by the caretakers. Tranquil, breezy and outside the fray of a now crowded Tulum, the Villa is nicely situated for day trips to local ruins, cenotes and lagoons. A beautiful cenote with it's beach front restaurant (and killer margaritas!) just down the street, enabled us to stay and feel more like locals and less like tourists. It was wonderful to see our now "grown up girls" playing and relaxing like children again.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful Stay in Tankah Bay

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from two weeks stay at Villa Mariposa. House was just as described but even better! Excellent communication with owner prior to arrival (directions, grocery shopping and recommended restaurants) to confirmation upon arrival that everything was satisfactory! Location couldn't have been better....walking distance to restaurants for breakfast, lunch & dinner not to mention the nearby Cenote and short ride to Tulum Pueblo & Tulum Playa. However Tankah Bay is so beautiful it's difficult to leave the beach !!! Villa had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. Caretakers Luis and Nery do a wonderful job in maintaining the lovely property. Villa Mariposa MUY TRANQUILO! Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Calgary, Alberts

Perfect piece of paradise. Ali

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing stay at Villa Mariposa. It was everything and more we could have asked for. The care taker Luis and his wife Nery had the home ready and where there to greet us with a big smile despite our late arrival. During our stay they where very professional and not intrusive at all, pleasure to chat too.

We asked Nery and Luis to prepare a meal for us and it was well worth it, tasty and lovely presentation, flowers and all.

The home is clean and well kept,met and exceeded our needs, spacious rooms with private bathrooms. Having a small safe in the room made it easy to leave valuables and not worry.

We where able to cook out own meals and every thing we neede was there from bottle openers to cooler bag.

Location was great for us ( you do need transport to get to Tulum) however there are taxis at the end of the road if you so choose.

You step out on to your own little piece of paradise, beach and palapa with hammocks just perfect. They bay is calm and safe and snorkelling was great. There is a lot of coral so water shoes may be helpful. We snorkeled in the cenote and it was safe and definatly an experience. It does get pretty busy so either early in mornig or later in the day.

Veroniques detailed list of place to shop and eat was great help as well as the Retornos (turn around as there are no overpasses) much excitement.

Roger the maanger was great help to locat fishing spots and local areas of interest. We were able to visit the ruins of Telum and fit in some shopping as well.

It truely was a little bit of heaven and we certainly hope to return to Mariposa and Thankah and will recommend this to friends.

Thank you for sharing your home with us and making the stay so special will many little details.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Beautiful setting, Relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to Tankah Bay and it's pretty hard to beat our first stay. This was definitely comparable. The house was beautiful, clean, spacious and perfect for what we wanted. The caretakers were absolutely wonderful and very accommodating for our needs. I recommend taking advantage of their cooking skills, it will add to your relaxing experience and the food was excellent. Everyday you can stroll on the beach, take a swim, snorkel and kayak. Everything is right there, almost no need to leave the property. Within walking distance you have the Manatee Cenote, I highly recommend, just go early because it can get busy. Also, within walking distance, you have two bar/restaurants. My favorite part of the day was relaxing under the palapa, right on water, watching the birds hunt and dive. The beach side of the villa also offers privacy with a patio and lounging areas sheltered by hedges. I'd like to give a special thank-you to the property manager who provided us with fresh eggs from a local farm when the grocery store ran out of them just before Christmas. The Tulum ruins are a must see, as well as the Coba ruins. If you are adventurous, you can climb largest ruin in Coba and get an amazing view of the jungle. I could go on and on about how amazing this place is, but, you'll have to find out for yourselves! We will definitely be back and highly recommend this stunning villa. A much needed escape from the gray and cold of winter.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laura! So glad your stay was everything you were looking for. Luis and Nery's cooking is really a treat! The farm eggs are amazing, I have a hard time eating anything else when back in SF, even the organic eggs don't compare.
Akron, OH USA

Vacation of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

This vacation to Villa Mariposa was a reward to myself and my wife for a very challenging year which I had a tough battle with cancer. We could not have asked for a better vacation. My brother and sister in law went with us, and we all had a great time. The propery was very spacious and very well kept by the caretaker family that live in a separate home on the property. They did anything that you asked of them, including arranging in home massages, and are excellent cooks, if you want them to prepare a meal for you. My only advise if you want a meal is to come Hungary. The fee for the meal is minimal, and they will also do the shopping for the food. There is a menu at the Villa for any meal that you desire. The home is beautifully decorated, and the beach area is amazing for treasure hunting. I can't say enough about the Villa, just try it, you will Love it!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments! Glad the house met your expectations. We are so lucky to have Luis and Nery as our caretakers. They are a gem!


Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Casa Cenote and Blue Sky
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Playa del Carmen (to Cozumel)
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Casa Cenote & Blue Sky
Nearest Beach
ON the beach
Car: recommended

Fly Fishing, Scuba and Cave Diving from Dive Shop in the next Bay (They Also Offer Scuba Certification), Bird Watching, Mayan Ruins of Tulum, Muyil and Coba, Dos Ojos Hidden World's Cenotes (Featured in National Geographic),15 Minutes North: Akumal Beach, Xel-Ha Park, 20 Minutes South: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (World Heritage Site), 2 Restaurants Within Walking Distance, X-Small Grocery Store.


Rates & Availability

From $264 Per night

Tankah Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Season
Apr 25 2015 - Aug 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Aug 15 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Nov 21 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 2 2016 - Apr 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 19.0%

Rates Based on 6 person or fewer occupancy.
Sat. to Sat. rental, contact owner if different arrival and departure days are needed.
50% deposit required at time of booking. USD 400.00 refundable damage deposit required with final payment
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Tankah Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) low trundle bed can be added if needed, Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
24 Hour Security, Cenote Swimming Nearby (Fresh Water Inlet), 2 Kayaks with Life Jackets, Local Cell Phone Allows International Calls (Purchase a Pre-Paid Phone Card), Purified Drinking Water Provided. And the service of our wonderful caretakers.

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