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Stunning Caribbean Ocean Front Villa, Ocean Side Pool

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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4 bedrooms all with ensuite bathroom, powder room, sleeps 8-10

Casa Escocesa is a beautiful oceanfront villa located in Tankah, just north of Tulum. The villa boasts a very high quality finish-out and is tastefully decorated with new furnishings. It has approximately 4,000 sq.ft. of living area, 1,000 sq.ft. of covered terraces, and a sparkling 30' ocean side swimming pool (many other properties have pools located on the road side).

Features also include an enormous gourmet kitchen with large island, granite countertops and stainless appliances. The 4 bedrooms all have en suite bathrooms, and offer gorgeous views of the Caribbean. The large living room comfortably seats up to 12 people. The spacious den upstairs has a 60” flat panel Smart TV, desk, and a small exercise area with a treadmill. The villa is state of the art with a Bluetooth Sound System throughout the house including rear pool area (bring your iPod!), lighting system, and individually cooled rooms for your comfort. See below for the top 10 reasons why you should choose this villa.

Top 10 reasons to choose Casa Escocesa:

1. New….villa and furnishings in like new condition, everything works!

2. Privacy….large lot at the north end of Tankah Bay, a vacant lot the on south side

3. Pool….ocean side of property, 30’, stunning views while you swim, easy supervision from the villa

4. Beach….sandy beach in front of villa, perfect for beach games

5. Palapa….hammock, large bench seat, great reading spot with wonderful breeze

6. Roof terrace…..stunning views over Soliman Bay, large banca seating, night lighting

7. Technology….wireless internet, Blue-tooth enabled audio speaker system throughout house, lighting, flat panel TVs

8. Windows and doors….highest quality available, silent and secure

9. Caretakers…hard working, friendly, great attitude, knowledgeable…..simply the best!

10. Reviews….don’t just take our word for it, see what previous guests had to say

Spectacular Villa with Everything You'll Need: Tastefully furnished, and with everything you could possibly need for a thoroughly relaxing vacation. Sparkling ocean side pool. Fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and all appliances. Amenities include 60” TV’s, DVD, CD, wireless internet, Blue Tooth enabled distributed audio with iPod dock (bring your iPod!), the most secure doors and windows available in Mexico. Treadmill and exercise ball for those motivated to keep in shape on vacation. two Two outdoor dining tables seating eight people. Roof terrace with seating for 6-8 people to enjoy a drink and the most incredible views of the Caribbean. Please note, while the beach is nice and sandy, the entrance to the ocean is a little rocky, and bootees are recommend for swimming or snorkeling.

Our caretakers are the best, and will take care of your every need. In addition to their regular duties, they are also available to cook, do laundry, do shopping and baby sitting.

Beautiful Mayan Riviera and Caribbean Ocean: The Mayan Riviera is a great location for your vacation. Whether you want to just relax and take it easy, or be active and do and see all that it has to offer, you will love to spend time here. The Caribbean Ocean and the cenotes all over the area provide incredible snorkeling, diving and fishing activities. The area is steeped in Mayan history, with major Mayan ruin sites at nearby Tulum and Coba. The beaches in Tulum are spectacular and uncrowded. The ocean is warm year-round and safe for swimming. The local restaurants offer good food and are inexpensive. The city of Playa del Carmen about 45 minutes drive north of Tankah offers great shopping, golf, and all the night life you could ever want.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english


based on 14 traveler reviews

Stunning Caribbean Ocean Front Villa, Ocean Side Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Perfect Property

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Where do I begin? From the moment we booked this property I was confident we had make the right choice. Communication with the owners was easy and prompt. All my questions were answered. Upon arrival, walking through the front door will take your breath away as you see nothing but ocean and white-capped waves. The wide-open spaces of the villa make it ideal for groups/families. And you absolutely have to let Elda cook for you. She and Elder were so gracious and accommodating. I recommend the Arrachera, Mayan Chicken, mixed veggies, flan, and key lime pie. The Banana crepes and omelettes were awesome, too. Trust me, anything Elda cooks will be amazing. She's quick, efficient, and the food was so good.

My favorite spot was sitting on the patio beside the pool watching the waves, an occasional boater, and a few folks walk the beach each day.

The bedrooms are a great size and we loved that each had its own private bathroom. Each also had a warm and inviting balcony with perfect ocean views. My two teens took over the upstairs "family area" and each night we binged on Netflix movies.

Within walking distance is the neighborhood cenote. There are also restaurants and bars, too. I loved the fact that the villa offers privacy and exclusivity, yet a short walk takes you to the action.

You will not be disappointed with this villa!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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The house was clean and well prepared, the pool and garden well maintained,

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great stay and were looked after by the couple that were at the property with excellent service.

The house is clean and well maintained and we enjoyed everything about the house. One negative we had small children and although there was a great beach the rocks made it hard to enjoy the ocean so we went into Talum to find a great beach for the kids

Certainly a house we would recommend

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Beautiful home. Awesome view. Great location. Good restaurants near by. Home very roomy

  • 5 of 5

Elda and Elder were awesome! They made the experience even better. Elda is a great cook. Loved the private pool. Private beach. It is a very relaxing and quiet home Just what we needed. The rooms were great, great accommodations for all of us. The views were awesome. THE BEST FAMILY VACATION EVER! Thank you. Hope to see them again next year....Kadlec Family.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Simply the most relaxing vacation ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

Well, were to start....

We arrived at the airport on time picked-up our 7 passenger van from National Rental Car in Terminal 3. A short ride to the lot, filled out some paperwork and we were off to Casa Escocesa!! The drive down to the Tulum area was uneventful and soon found our way on to the road to the house. The directions given to us before our departure were perfect.

We stepped out of the van and Elder was there to great us. He took us inside and the house is amazing! The pictures really do not do it justice. Stunning from floor to ceiling and impeccably clean. We made our way out to the back with the pool and the beach (because this is why you come, right?!?!) and it was breath taking. The pool area is perfect for hanging out with a cold beer or margarita. The beach was groomed perfectly and clean. The entry to the water was a bit tough due to the rocks and coral right up to the edge. There is a bit of a sand bar straight out, but pool shoes are a must to protect your feet. We didn't spend hardly anytime in the ocean at the house. The pool was a much better choice.

The best part of this week was Elder and Elda. What an amazing couple that are the caretakers of the villa as well as cooks, maids, drivers, and just all around wealth of knowledge. They took care of every need or desire. We had a group of 8 of us and they fed us nearly every meal (except Sunday, their day off) as well as they picked up all the food and beers or wine and brought it all back to the villa. At the end of the week, Elder will hand you a paper with the receipts of the week and a breakdown of the meals they cooked. If you're like we were, you are no wondering "how much does all that cost for a week's stay." We wondered the same thing! Each family is different with what they eat and how much, but we got through the week that included all the beer and wine we wanted, all the food plus picking up all that food and cooking each meal for just a bit over $1,100 for all 8 of us (no kids, all adults). As for tipping, the "house book" says one thing, but we were so impressed by their service and dedication that we far exceeded that recommendation. We ended up taking the cost of the rental for the week plus the meal bill and totaled those together and we paid 20% of that as our tip.

Read the guest book for ideas of things to do around Tulum. Very helpful. All in all, a great week at Casa Escoces!!!

Rick Davis

Chesapeake, VA

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Beautiful relaxing, loved it

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful coral beach setting

Dramatic skies

Pleasant swimming pool

So quiet, only the sound of the sea

Great looking after of us by elda and elder and family, many thanks we really appreciated it

Yummy lobster dinner

Total relaxation

We were abig family ranging from age 3 to 75 and we all loved it, possibly best holiday ever and I have stayed at lots of v nice places eg the four seasons hotel Istanbul over the summer

Only 3 small points, an outdoor shower would have been great to avoid slippery dripping in the house. Also some mechanism for partial shade over the pool would have been useful especially for children for the mornings when the pool was in full sunshine ( I am a dermatologist!)

Also in the room with 2 double beds for 4 kids the beds were a little small for 2 so a sofabed in the living room would have been really great as we were a full house of 10.

We had a full moon and the glitter on the sea and the soft night breezes were beautiful. We did yoga on the balcony, face masks and spa with my sisters. Lots of lovely beaches locally delta was good, la zebra restaurant v nice

It was a really wonderful restful holiday that we had. I am keen to return really soon if we can.

Thank you so much !

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Absolutely Perfect, Look No Further!

  • 5 of 5

This house is incredible, spacious, beautiful and comfortable. We kept saying that it would ruin us for any other vacation spots. It is MUCH more affordable than all-inclusive resorts and gives the privacy a hotel cannot offer. We also prefer renting homes here, so we can spend time on adventures in the area. We definitely want to return and are still dreaming of it. All floors are beautiful, polished stone (limestone?), with stone showers and granite countertops and it is impeccably clean. It's true that the photos don't do it justice. And as other reviews have said, the caretakers, Elda and Elder are kind and charming and so very helpful--and their cooking is excellent. They made our dinner 6 of the 8 nights and each was a delight and we really enjoyed chatting with them before and after the meals. They do maid service on the house every day but Sunday. The pool area is gorgeous, surrounded by palm trees and a constant and warm Caribbean breeze. My young children spent many hours in the pool and it was a welcome respite after long days adventuring to nearby ruins, cenotes and eco-parks. The rooftop terrace has an amazing view of the Caribbean and adjacent Solimon Bay. I recommend watching the sunrise from the roof--each was stunning. The Bay is great for swimming and the snorkeling is quite good--we saw sea turtles, lots of coral and fish. We highly recommend, the very close Cenote Manati (and many others in the area), the Mayan ruins in both Tulum and Coba, and our favorite eco-park, Xplor, will knock your socks off. They even let our 4 yr-old zipline and he loved it! Chichen Itza is about 2 hours away and is worth the trip if you are up for the drive. We also ate thin crust, wood-fire pizzas at the Blue Sky Restaurant, just down the road--it is excellent and the outdoor setting is lovely. I really don't have any complaints and will count the days until I can return.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 307
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: recommended

Tankah IV is a small, tranquil Caribbean ocean front development located between Akumal and Tulum on the beautiful Mayan Riviera. The beach is a nesting area for turtles in the months of May to September. There are three restaurants and a cenote for snorkeling and diving, all located in Tankah. The main highway is only two miles away and offers easy access to both Akumal and Tulum for shopping, banks and grocery stores.


Rates & Availability

Tankah Villa Rental Rates

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Sep 10 2016 - Oct 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 3 2016
6 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

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Cancun Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Wheelchair Accessible
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Ocean Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Double Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Powder Room - toilet
  • All bathrooms are finished with marble counters and mahogany cabinets. The Master downstairs features a wetroom shower, accessible with a wheelchair.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Up - 1 king , Cupola, Safe, TV/DVD
    Master Down - 1 king , Safe, DVD
    Ocean King - 1 king , Safe
    Double Room - 2 double
  • All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. Each bedroom has its own central air/ thermostat and features large mahogany closets for clothes storage. The Master upstairs features a spectacular red brick cupola. Two of the bedrooms have safes, one of which can be used for laptop computers, and both can be programmed with your own code.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
No smoking inside the villa.

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