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Casa de Ensueno, the best value villa around! On Tankah Tres Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Sleeps up to 6 Adults and 4 Children

CASA ENSUENO: This is a spacious semi-secluded villa in quiet Tankah Beach near Soliman Bay. It has a dramatic and unique open air floor plan, with a center palapa roof, and a stunning rock wall in the living area that drops right into the stunning outdoor pool! A full kitchen, living room and dining room are on the main level. There are three adjoining private lockable air conditioned bedroom suites, all similar. The 3 suites are spacious and simple, yet offer ocean/beach views, seating areas, a/c, ceiling fans, en suite bathrooms and closets, and, a safe. It is adventure and resort living all morphed into one wonderful beach villa rental!

VALUE: You will find you can rent this private rustic beach villa with a pool and staff, for the price of a condo! It is an incredible value for those who are not looking for a luxury villa, and love the outdoors! It has recently had a ton of cosmetic issues fixed without much increase in rate (eg, new paint, replaced pool tiles, updated palapas, new gate, new sconce lights etc.) This villa rents out almost every week of the year due to its exceptional value, mixed with a charming onsite staff, and incredible location! Don''t miss out.

LOCATION: This villa is all about location, location, location..... Built as an open air villa on the beach of Tankah Bay, north of Tulum, just south of Akumal, Playa Del Carmen and Cancun. You can taunt friends and family back home with your Instas and postings from Ensueno, it is set in paradise! Check out the Tankah cenote just a few lots away! And no worries, if you don't have a rental car to explore with, the staff can call a taxi, or there are some great restaurants and a small tienda for sundries right down the beach, a short walk of 5+ minutes. Tankah Bay has a security gate, and the staff live on site here, so they are there for the guest's needs. They can be hired to cook a meal - always a client favorite experience.

AMENITIES: The photos are all recent, taken in 2017, and there have been even more improvements since! The architecture and views from this home are awe inspiring. This villa comes with 1-2 kayaks, air conditioned bedrooms, kitchen appliances, 4 bathrooms, an outdoor shower, large rooms, a palapa roof, beach loungers and your own personal staff, who live on the compound in the casita.

THE SCOOP: The main level of Casa Ensueno includes the open air circular living area with large built in sofa and raised kitchen and dining areas, and the pool starts in the living room! The cushions are vinyl since it is an open air setting. Each of Casa Ensuenos’ spacious air conditioned bedrooms are enclosed areas, constructed of conventional block and concrete, and have their own bathrooms and large terrace. The bedroom suites are designed for privacy and security, simply furnished with king beds, one single futon and have beautiful views of the Caribbean and Tankah Bay. Think of this house as an open air lobby with 3 private hotel room suites attached. Families with small children need to know the pool is open, and the bedrooms are not attached to each other, but ironically, most of our guests are families with small children! Also on the main level, with access from the central living area is a large master suite, large and equipped with everything you might need including a open tiled bathroom, walk in closet and private patio area facing the pool. There are two single futon chairs which can easily be moved to other rooms as well, or are great for kids to sleep on.

RENT CASA DE ENSUENO! Guests will feel connected to the world outside by internet while enjoying the creature comforts of a private vacation rental beach villa. This is classic Riviera Maya! A coral sand beach, cool ocean breezes, and the turquoise ocean against a blue sky as far as you can see. Coral rubble on the edges of the beach keep the traffic low in front of the house. The bay in front of the house is coral filled and fabulous for snorkeling. Paradise surrounds you.

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa, Toni, Sibley, Michelle & Lenora
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Lisa, Toni, Sibley, Michelle & Lenora

The owner's family built this house out of their family's passion to Mexico.

Lisa, Toni, Sibley, Michelle & Lenora purchased this villa in 1989

Why Lisa, Toni, Sibley, Michelle & Lenora chose Tulum

As one of the first owners to choose a lot on this bay, they have one of the best locations for the beach, bay, airflow and views! Due to the needed maintenance, if you can overlook it, you will get the best value on any villa in the area.

What makes this villa unique

The open air concept of the living area is dramatic, especially with the 2 story palapa roof - all designed by a local architect. There is nothing like it!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you all so much for assisting my party of 6 with one of the most wonderful vacations we have taken in a long time. The house was beautiful and it was everything we imagined it would be. The caretakers were very helpful and considerate of our privacy, we appreciated their daily assistance very much. Tankah bay provided excellent beach combing, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking - and some very beautiful sunrises. We were never bored:-)

We will definitely be returning for another wonderful stay at Casa de Ensueno.
Jul 2010
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Tulum Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
    Bathroom 1 - shower , outdoor shower , Oudoor shower is next to the pool.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite Master Bath with walk in closet.
  • Hair dryers in bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king , 2 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Twin futons and cribs can be moved from room to room
    Suite 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ensuite Master Bath with walk in closet. Twin futon.
    Suite 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ensuite bath with walk in closet. Twin futon.
  • Master Suite: King, 2 fold out twin futons, ensuite bath , pool entrance from the slider, fan, walk in closet & shower, safe, room for cribs and more. Suite 1 w: King, 1 fold out twin futon, ensuite bath, coffee pot, fan, kitchenette, walk in closet & shower, seating area, safe, room for a crib and more. Suite 2: King, 1 fold out twin futon, ensuite bath, coffee pot, kitchenette, fan, walk in closet & shower, seating area, safe, room for a crib and more. High chair, 1 kayak available.
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Casa de Ensueno, the best value villa around! On Tankah Tres Beach
average rating of 4.645161 based on 32 reviews

lovely home on the bay

  • 4 of 5

Hi there,

Casa de Ensueno is a lovely home, right on Tankah Bay with great water views from every room. My son absolutely loved the pool-- it has a section that is just the right depth for little kids. The caretakers are great-- mariella prepared lovely dinners for us which we highly recommend. the thing to be aware of is that the living room and kitchen are covered but open to the elements, so this is not a great place to be when there's a lot of rain. we had a huge rainstorm one day and everything got completely soaked. luckily the bedrooms are large and enclosed so we were fine hanging out in there, but this is something to keep in mind if you're visiting during the rainy season. The house is in need of some renovations and generally shows signs of wear and tear, but that was fine with us. it's great to have a private beach, although the beach here is nowhere near as nice for swimming as the beach in nearby tulum. We ended up going to tulum every day to go to the beach but it was great for our son to be able to go to the pool and play on the beach at the house in the morning and evening.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Candace, Thank you for your review! Casa de Ensueno certainly does have wonderful water views and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed the location. As you witnessed our caretakers are amazing and they are busy working on many updates! We hope to work with you again on your next visit! Your Caribbean Fantasy, Inc Team Jill, Toni, Amanda, Michelle, Sibley and Lisa
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Excellent location, layout and personnel

  • 5 of 5

This house is totally open to the sea, i.e. without any interior wall/doors facing the private outdoor pool and beach. This gives a sense of openness that we have not experienced in other villas in the Tulum area. The three oversized bedrooms all have king size beds and their own bathrooms. Service from housekeepers Armando and Manuela was kind and heartwarming - we asked them also to cook one dinner for us and to wash our clothes before moving to a resort for the following week. They were very thorough in cleaning the place, keeping the pool sparkling clean and removing daily the sargassum seaweed from the beach. Jumping out of the pool and into the sea just ten steps away was great. All about this place makes it desirable and just right for relaxation. The first 10-20 yards into the water are rocky, so reef shoes are very handy if not necessary. There is a kayak available on the premises (not in pristine shape). At a walking distance from the house there are two small hotels and a family-run cenote. We tried the restaurant of the closest hotel but service and overall ambient were disappointing - much better to ask Armando to cook! The cenote is unassuming with its often crowded parking lot but it is worth the 120-200 pesos fee to snorkel in it as one meanders among mangroves and enjoyes a close encounter with the single juvenile (1-2 year old) morelet crocodile who lingers among the mangroves. We recommend it. We also recommend a full day trip to Xel-Ha and ignore instead Xcaret - grossly overcrowded and "more Disney than Disneyland". Xel-Ha maintains more its original character although who visited last 20 years ago should be ready for a big commercial-oriented change

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marco, Thank you for your detailed and beautiful description of Casa de Ensueno. Your review will assist many future guests! A stay at Casa de Ensueno IS truly paradise and we are thrilled you enjoyed everything about your visit! Caribbean Fantasy, Inc. looks forward to working with you again, we can't wait to have you return! Your Caribbean Fantasy, Inc Team Jill, Toni, Amanda, Michelle, Sibley and Lisa
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Amazing villa. Amazing staff. Amazing vacation.

  • 5 of 5

I'm honestly pretty hesitant to say much about this place, lest we not be able to get back on the calendar. We are literally already planning our next trip to Casa de Ensueño! We were 2 couples, one with two kids (10 year old boys) and no one had a single complaint.

We've visited Tulum several times in cabanas or hotels, and have stayed in a vacation home on Tankah Bay once previously. This was our favorite home away from home by far.

I was initially uncomfortable with the idea of having caregivers around and Armando and Mariella put me instantly at ease. The house was cleaned thoroughly everyday, and goodness - the hot coffee when we woke up (and I wake up early, early) was just a brilliant touch.

The house is poured concrete with a fully open living area, kitchen, and indoor/outdoor swimming pool all under a beautiful palapa. The bedrooms are charming and beautifully kept. I loved the firm mattress (my husband wanted a bit more cushion). We shopped and cooked every meal, except for a lovely ceviche the caregivers made from the lobster, octopus, and conch the guys speared out at the reef!

The reef, by the way, (about 300 yards off of your private sand beach) is absolutely incredible for snorkeling - the best I've experienced in the area, hands down. We saw tons of rays, tropical fish of all shapes, colors, and sizes, octopuses, lobster, anemone, and more. The sunsets are beautiful and the night sky just takes your breath away.

I really can't say enough good things about our new favorite spot in Mexico!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emily, It was wonderful to hear that you love Casa de Ensueno and the staff as much as we do! This review will be very helpful to many future guests. It will be a delight to work with you again on your next trip!! Lisa, Toni, Sibley, Michelle, and Lenora Caribbean Fantasy, Inc.
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This place is amazing. The view alone is worth the trip.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it here. The view and beauty of the property are outstanding. There are a few small things that need to be fixed (the tub in the master bedroom and the freezer), but I would still stay here again. Armando and Merialla are so wonderful. You must have them make the chicken for you. If you are looking for privacy, with wonderful house care givers, with beach for days, then this is your place. We hope to make it back in a few years.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight to host you, and we heard rave reviews from Armando and Mariela too. We are so happy to know you will be returning - the villa will be just that much better by then too! Lisa/Caribbean Fantasy, Inc. for Casa de Ensueno
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Fantastic Family Vacation - Sun, Water and Fun!

  • 5 of 5

Casa de Ensueño is an ideal location for anyone who is looking for sun, water, and pure relaxation. The location is in close proximity to Tulum, a fun town with many restaurants, shops, and night life. Also, it has easy access to ruins, cenotes, and various places such as Xcaret, etc. Strongly suggest renting a car.

The staff at Casa de Ensueño are tremendous. They keep a very clean place and are willing and able to assist in any way possible. We asked them to prepare dinner one evening, and the Pollo Pibil was absolutely fantastic; watching it being made was an experience as well. BTW - Their breakfast is very good. For a minimal fee per person, in addition to the food, they will prepare any meals you want. This was a very nice touch! As a coffee drinker, it was awesome having coffee ready and waiting each morning when I woke up.

The snorkeling right in front of the house was good. Within walking distance along the beach is the entry to Cenote de Manati, where you can snorkel and check out caves where many tropical fish reside. Our son loved having easy access to this area, and there is a restaurant/bar right there, making it very convenient to have a quick bite and some beverages. If you have snorkeling gear...definitely pack it. Make sure to bring water shoes because the rocks and coral can really hurt you feet.

If you are adventurous, in the town of Akumal there is a lady who sells fresh tamales and helotes. She sets up on the corner across from the police station. Truly a local experience.

We are very inclined to return to Casa de Ensueño. Most likely will bring friends as there is plenty of room in the 2nd and 3rd rooms. Big thumbs-up for this vacation home!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a detailed and perfect review of Casa de Ensueno! As you experienced, our caretakers are wonderful! We look forward to having you return and stay with us again, the area is very addicting! Until next time, Michelle Your Caribbean Fantasy, Inc Team Jill, Toni, Amanda, Michelle, Sibley and Lisa
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Loved the design,

  • 4 of 5

Open air means you are cooking, relaxing or whatever and you are never inside until you go to sleep. With a/c or fan and open windows. It is the perfect relaxing beach holiday . Yes you have to kill a couple scorpions or deal with a stray dog, but the help is great, the pool is perfect and you are close enough to tulum or Akamai to enjoy it all!!!!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We agree, Casa de Ensueno is the perfect place for a beach holiday! We will check on the pests you experienced with the owners. Caribbean Fantasy, Inc is delighted to hear that you had a relaxing holiday and we look forward to working with you again on your next trip to Mexico!!
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Casa Cenote and Blue Sky
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bahia Principe Resort North of Tankah
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 307
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Casa Cenote and Blue Sky Short Walk From Ensuneo
Nearest Beach
On Tankah Tres Beach
Car: necessary

Tankah Tres beach is located just over one hour's drive south of the Cancun airport. Tankah is 10 minutes north of Tulum city and the ruins on the beach, 10 minutes south of Akumal, and 25 minutes from Playa Del Carmen. Activities and near by attractions are the Mayan ruins of Tulum, Muyil and Coba, Xel-Ha park, swim with dolphins, snorkeling, Hidden Worlds Cenotes cave and cavern diving as well as snorkeling and Sky Cycle through the jungle and cenotes, World class fly fishing in Punta Allen and the Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve, mangrove and bird watching tours in the biosphere, X'caret ecological park 45 minutes north of Tankah, scuba center located on Tankah beach, Italian restaurant within walking distance of the villa.

Other Activities: Water Sports, Diving and snorkeling, Eco parks such as Xel Ha Park, Dos Ojos and Hidden Worlds Cenotes, Mayan ruins of Tulum, Akumal dive center


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Tax Rate 19.0%

These are SALE prices. There will be an additional Guest Agreement Document sent which will include a Security Deposit, which will not be cashed unless there is damage. Final arrival documents can't be sent until this filled out and signed form is returned to us.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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