STUNNING 3 BDR BEACHFRONT PARADISE, CHIC & RELAX

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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STUNNING 3 BDR BEACHFRONT PARADISE, CHIC & RELAX

Tankah Villa Rental Photos and Description

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

December 1 to 14, 2013 SPECIAL DISCOUNT 20% any new reservation!

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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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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hello Veronique!....I just want you to thank you for everything, we had a great time in your house, it is absoulutely beautifull and allso the weather helped us...hope to return.

Best regards....Alicia.
Jul 2010
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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.

The Owner purchased this villa in 1998

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.

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!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Stunning 3 Bdr Beachfront Paradise, Chic & Relax
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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Tankah Quintana Roo
5

PERFECT VACATION VILLA AND AN INCREDIBLE VALUE

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from a week-plus stay and I write this review to confirm it is everything described in the listing and so much more. The Villa is certainly clean, well-maintained and the Veronique, the owner, provides guests with all the information needed to make this not only a stress free rental but offered us specific advice that allowed us to tailor our stay to our preferences.

Our party was two adults and two teenagers with a preference to relax and hang out in a comfortable place. Once we stocked up on groceries at the local supermarket we found little reason to run around the Yucatan, we were already enjoying a huge property with 3 beds, 4 baths, very solid wifi, multiple hammocks, a private Palapa, a massive common area with tons of seating and loungers only steps from the white sand beach and calm waters protected by the world's second largest barrier reef.

So many things are just right about this place, a few examples: the beds all face the ocean (small but important detail), massive windows for views to no end, outdoor shower for fast transitions, two sea kayaks for your unlimited and private use, outdoor gas BBQ to grill pungent food, windows in showers, tons of natural woods and stones which make the property feel tranquil and moderate the temps, lovely landscaping...the list goes on.

I would recommend this property because the fact is we got excellent value and the property and effort put forth by the owner and the caretakers merit a thriving business. Just don't book it when I want to return, deal?

Obviously when you book something like this from the states you naturally worry to varying degrees that something might go wrong or that you must investigate the rental in due diligence to make sure you don't arrive to find an empty lot or a locked door. The main thing I can offer you in this review is that will not happen, the place is legitimate, well-managed and its everything we wanted to enjoy a large comfortable Villa in a really interesting area.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy your family found the perfect place to relax and enjoy each other. Thank you for the wonderful review!!
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Stunning 3 Bdr Beachfront Paradise, Chic & Relax
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Tankah Quintana Roo
Puebla (Mexique)
5

PERFECT STAY IN BEAUTIFUL BEACH HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
The house was even nicer than on the photos. Everything is perfectly organised for a convenient stay (kitchen, kayaks, hamacs, barbecue,...) and the house is well-maintained (daily).
The bathroom of the main bedroom is excellent ! It makes you feel you are in a cascade in the forest :-)
The view on the lagoon and on the forest on the other side (which seems a green sea) are amazing. You can't miss it at sunrise and sunset !
The location is perfect to visit a lot of places: Tanka Bay itself is nice for snorkling (lots of coloured fishes), a cenote at 5 minutes walk distance, beaches with turtles and other coloured fishes (Akumal,...), beaches for kite surfing, archeological sites...
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning 3 Bdr Beachfront Paradise, Chic & Relax
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Tankah Quintana Roo
Houston
5

RELAXING VACATION IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent my birthday week at Villa Mariposa with a few friends at the beginning of May. The house itself is absolutely perfect. As you can see from the pictures, the backside of the house is a wall of windows. The windows all have the ability to open (and are screened) and bring in an incredible breeze with magical ocean sounds. Lounging both in the house and on the beach (just a few steps away from the house) set the tone for an incredibly relaxing trip.

The beds and linens were very comfortable, the house was very clean (and stayed clean throughout the week with the help of the house keeper that comes in once a day), and the kitchen was fully stocked with pots, pans, blender, etc. for those that want to do some of their own cooking.

The house is located about 10 minutes (driving) from Tulum Pueblo, 15 minutes from Tulum Beach and about 15 minutes from Akumal.

There is a refreshing and pristine cenote located about two minutes walking distance from the house. There is a small fee to swim in the cenote, but it is completely worth it. The water is crisp and beautiful.

There is a pizza place and another small restaurant located within walking distance from the house, but other than that you'll need to travel by car to get to restaurants, grocery stores and other attractions. (And I wouldn't recommend traveling by cab. We made that mistake once and had a cab driver charge us $75 USD to travel to the grocery store in Tulum Pueblo and back.)

We very much enjoyed our stay at Villa Mariposa and would definitely recommend it to both friends and family.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Amelia, Thanks for the nice comments about the house !!
I am glad you mentioned the taxi. Not all taxis will gauge tourists but it is a lot easier to rent a car while you're staying at Villa Mariposa. Driving in the Yucatan is lot easier than it was, roads have improved greatly and the police is a lot more reasonable than just a few years ago.
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Tankah Quintana Roo
Bath,England
5

PARADISE FOUND

  • 5 of 5
Villa mariposa is fantastic. Out family of five were delighted with our stay at this lovingly looked after place that was even better than the photos suggest. Everything was clean, beautifully presented and designed for total relaxation. The views were stunning from every room. Tankah bay is secluded and quiet which we loved but also just a short drive from many other places that were livelier if that's what you crave. We swam, kayaked from the house, walked on the beach, visited Mayan ruins at tulum and coba, snorkelled amongst turtles at Akumal, explored the cenote and totally chilled. We felt safe at all times; we were very well looked after by the caretakers who clean daily and who can also cook for you too. We ate out a lot too which was fantastic. All the Mexicans we met were friendly, helpful and welcoming. It definitely helps if you have a fluent Spanish speaker in your group!
We very rarely return to the same place twice but this place could change our minds. We fell in love with this area and the house- we would recommend it in a heartbeat. We had one of our most wonderful vacations ever here. Thanks Veronique and Bob for sharing your home and also to nery and Luis and roger who all help to make sure things run smoothly when you are there.
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So great to hear the house surpassed your expectations!
The area is really full of things to discover and adventures, or you can just stay on the beach and read...
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Stunning 3 Bdr Beachfront Paradise, Chic & Relax
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(415) 647-7949 (California, USA)
Tankah Quintana Roo
5

PARADISIAC RETREAT. QUIETNESS. BEAUTY

  • 5 of 5
Perfect location. Stunning views. Quiet unspoiled bay. Great birds. A short drive to Tulum. We loved the "natural" pool right behind the villa called Cenote. Perfect in the early morning or late in the afternoon just before enjoying sunset from the 360° roof top terrace of the Villa. Nery cooked for us great mexican delicacies in the evening while we were enjoying the views with a glass of wine. Perfect gateway with all necessaries amenities to feel serene and relaxed. Stable WIFI.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nicolas, Je suis ravie que vous ayez passé un bon moment en famille!
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Tankah Quintana Roo
San Francisco
5

GREAT PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
We just spent 10 days at Villa Mariposa. We'd been to Tulum hotel zone before, but wanted to rent a house this time. We were two families, each with two young children (3 and 1). The house was amazing. Great, spacious open layout for daytime hangout, privacy between each room with one room on first floor and two rooms on the second floor, but well separated by a hallway. Each bedroom has a private balcony/deck so you can have some quiet time if you want to. The house is decorated very tastefully with local flair, the kitchen is well appointed. The grounds are lovely, and it is ON the beach. You can hear the waves from everywhere in the house. There is a roof deck to check out the jungle side and the sunset.

The owners were very attentive to our needs before and during the stay, and the caretakers who live there were also very helpful. They come and do dishes, make beds, and tidy up every day. Did not expect that, but definitely appreciated it, with 4 kids around.

The house is located on a very quiet bay, protected by a reef, so no waves (nice for the kids)- some rocks and coral so water shoes are needed, but it's still plenty enjoyable. The spot is ideal for chilling under the palapa, kayaking (provided), snorkeling, cooking and hanging out in an awesome house while looking at the sea. There are two restaurants on the bay that are pretty nice, and it's a 10 min drive from Tulum hotels area for more restaurant choices, nighttime fun and a different beach (no corral and some waves). The thatched roof/ palapa style architecture of the house blends in with the local environment and is a lot nicer than any other house on the bay (I'm picky). It's also a nice walk on the beach to Soliman Bay, which has the best fish (completely unassuming) shack in the world.
Highly recommend this place!
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and managed to relax with the 4 kids!
I have to check out that fish shack!! Thank you for the tip!
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Playa del Carmen (to Cozumel)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
307
Nearest Beach
ON the beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Casa Cenote and Blue Sky
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Casa Cenote & Blue Sky
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.

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Tankah Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Season
Apr 27 2014 - Aug 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$279
$1,950
 
 
Summer Season
Aug 16 2014 - Nov 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
$264
$1,850
 
 
Winter Season
Nov 22 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$336
$2,350
 
 
Holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,100
 
 
High Season
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 24 2015
4 night minimum stay
$336
$2,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$330
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Tankah Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
Notes:
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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