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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 rustic 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.), and a few more things on the list to do, but none that will take away from your enjoyment. 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! This villa is all about location and value. 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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Lisa, Toni, Sibley, Michelle & Lenora

How it works.... Start to finish, our Akumal, MX vacation experts handle everything for your lodging.

We've done it for almost 25 years. We're good!

1. You get us the details ...

Give us your dates & # guests (note kid's ages) for your Akumal, Mexico Caribbean rental. Shoot us your budget and goals too if you know them.

2. We send you links ...

We do the legwork and select the most fabulous and reliable properties. Oh yeah, did you know, we also secure the best rates? We do.

3. You choose ...

and we will lock it down. We'll send you the invoice. We can book one rental or ten, whatever you need.

4. You start dreamin' of your R & R ...

We book and confirm your property, take care of all the details for you. You start packing!

5. We are here for you ...

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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average rating of 4.5555553 based on 37 reviews

Bad attitude of the people that help with cleaning. Rude. Returned the tip given to them.

  • 2 of 5

The place is fantastic. The property requires more maintainance than expected. Bad attitude of people that helped with cleaning. Rude and foolishly proud. Returned the tip given to them. I suggest overseeing this. Guests left with a bad flavor due to this

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you loved Casa de Ensueno! Our apologies that there was some upsetting confusion for you with the staff. Normally Armando and Mariella are as highly praised and one of the favorite parts of the experience by our guests, so please note ( by our comment here, and in most of the other reviews), this was an unusual circumstance. I think there was sadly a lot of mis-interpretation between the guests in this party (a large group of 10), and the staff. We're so glad that you kept the communication on your many additional expectations open with the staff, us the agents, and in turn we got the owner involved so we all together could try to help Mariella and Armando meet your goals. The staff is paid by the owner to prep and maintain the property for the guests each day, and I know they tried to adjust their hours to meet your party's late sleep in hours and other numerous extra requests. Due to all their pre-determined responsibilities, they don't have the option to be on hand for the guests all hours of the day for their personal requisitions. In general the staff does their best to try to help each and every thing they are asked to do if at all possible. In regards to the tip, again we think there was confusion. The staff states they did not ever return any tips, and indeed were only tipped $500MXN total (~$27USD) on their last day when they did some extra cleaning and changed their schedule to support a late check out - both things requested by the clients. No other tips were given, even though the woman who departed first (who seemed to be the planner for the group), told them the people leaving after the check out time would handle the tips for the whole group of 10 for their week long stay. The rest of the adults were always complimentary in general and very kind to these 2 caretakers; so they of course were crushed to not be tipped for their other 6 days of work. The owner has been made aware of the full situation, and in turn she has coached the staff, both during this stay, and again since, on how best to try to handle their daily duties properly and still be available to make sure they are doing their best to create a wonderful experience for all their guests. We all send apologies that their performance did not meet your expectations. We do thank you very much for your rental, and keeping us informed so we could try to help reach your goals. We hope your memories of your holiday will be bright and happy ones!
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was right after a five day stay at 5 star all inclusive resort about 40 miles north.

House is as described and exactly what we were looking for. Armando and mariela did a great job keeping the place clean and cooked a bit for us. Language barrier was a challenge at times, brush up on your Spanish, or get a good translation app. Armando had a cab driver who spoke English come to assist. We didn't have a car, so we had him take us on a couple day trips. Our favorite place to eat and drink margaritas was the beach joint right across from the cenote. No frills, good food, great maragaritas and affordable.

The pool is beautiful, although it was cooler than usual so we didn't us it much. No problems with critters or insects, other that a couple mosquito bites. Very private and completely different than a resort or condo on the beach.

A couple suggestions, more than 1 kayak would be nice. Not much fun by yourself. It's quite a long swim out to the reef if you want to snorkel and the beach is rocky (but beautiful)

Only one hammock, 2 lounge chairs and 2 plastic chairs for out door use. For a house that is meant for 6 that is not sufficient.

Overall we had a great time and would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning View

  • 4 of 5

I rented the house for 1 week with my husband, 2 children under 3 years and my parents. Private beach and pool is amazing. Armando and Mirella the caretakers are wonderful. We asked them to make 3 dinners and 2 breakfast and everything was great, fresh and authentic. I highly recommend people to sign up for meals. The bedrooms are large, beds are firm, and cleaning is done regularly/daily. Beach towel are provided. The reef is not in great condition so those who have snorkeled extensively will not be impressed. The ocean access is hard on the dead coral, water shoes a must. Bring mosquito spray. Its a quick walk to Casa Cenote, a great snorkeling experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brooke, Thank you for your review of Casa de Ensueno, it will certainly be helpful for many future guests! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Please hurry back, we look forward to working with you again on your next trip to Mexico! Caribbean Fantasy, Inc Team Toni, Amanda, Michelle, Sibley and Lisa
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The beach and the pool are worth the price alone!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful view and awesome staff that maintains the villa. It is very no frills, and you will need to pack bug spray because of the open air concept. This place is located within a short walk of three restaurants and a beautiful cenote. The snorkeling in the bay is great! We saw manta rays, sting rays, and a huge variety of fish. Be sure to bring water shoes and lots of sunscreen...the Yucatan sun is intense! I'm only giving it four instead of five stars because the showers had no hot water when we were there. I believe they were working on the problem when we were there.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Thank you for taking time to review Casa de Ensueno, Your detailed review will assist many future guests. We will certainly contact the manager/owner and verify that the hot water is indeed back on! Caribbean Fantasy, Inc is delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and the surrounding area, we look forward to working with you again on your next trip to Mexico! Your Caribbean Fantasy, Inc Team Jill, Toni, Amanda, Michelle, Sibley and Lisa
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Reunion on Tankah Bay

  • 5 of 5

7 lifelong friends gathered at Casa Ensueno to celebrate their 50th Birthdays. The house was perfect for our needs and the location is amazing. The caretakers, Armando and Mariella, were extremely helpful and attentive. We hope we can make it back for our 60th!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terry, Thank you for taking the time to review Casa de Ensueno. We are delighted to hear that Casa de Ensueno was perfect for your celebration! Caribbean Fantasy, Inc looks forward to planning the 60th, until then may the memories last! Your Caribbean Fantasy, Inc Team Jill, Toni, Amanda, Michelle, Sibley and Lisa
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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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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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