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Secluded - Luxury - Beachfront - Best Beach, Views, Activities

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Tulum Villa Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Studio (see description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Casa Sophia is an alternative energy four bedroom (+ studio) beachfront villa. A 3,500 square foot house set on an idyllic, privately owned five acre lot surrounded by tropical foliage and directly fronting on the gorgeous white sands of the Caribbean inside the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

Casa Sophia is located approximately 4 kms inside the Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka'an, and is nestled between the world's second longest barrier reef, which is just at swimming distance, and the Campechen lagoon - which may be explored by kayak or boat. The Casa's beach is one of the most pristine and tranquil in the Riviera Maya with flour-like white sand - and no rocks.

The living room and entertainment areas of the villa provide open and spacious gathering areas that maximize the views of the lovely gardens, private pool, and ocean. The house functions well for larger families or families/couples traveling together.

Airy and well ventilated, Casa Sophia is cooled by constant trade breezes. Optional air conditioning can be provided in three of the Casa's 4 bedrooms (as well as the studio) for a weekly surcharge (see details). The villa has a fully equipped kitchen, open dining area, and large living room. Chef Service, meal delivery service, or grocery delivery service are available by advance request. Daily housekeeping service is included in the nightly/weekly rate.

Bedroom descriptions:

*MASTER BEDROOM: with king size bed and private bathroom (with large bathtub) has a vaulted ceiling, flat screen television and ample closet space and ocean views. The air-conditioning option is possible in this bedroom.

*UPSTAIRS BEDROOM: has a queen size bed and private bath, with direct access to the Casa's 2nd level roof terraces - with hammocks and lounge chairs. Views of the both the ocean and lagoon are visible from this bedroom.

*THIRD BEDROOM: has a king size bed, ocean view, and shares a full bathroom (with tub) and walk-in closet with the FOURTH BEDROOM: which has 2 double beds. The air-conditioning option is possible in these two bedrooms.

*STUDIO: (with separate entrance, attached to the Casa by a covered walkway) has an ensuite bath and queen bed with forest views. The air-conditioning option is possible in this bedroom.

All bedrooms have ceiling fans and optimize the ocean breezes with maximum ventilation.

This property is a unique oasis that offers ultimate privacy and seclusion. Explore the house's many open areas, pool area with hammocks, three terraces with stunning panoramic lagoon and ocean views and find your favorite place to bird watch, read a book or sun bathe. Families and friends traveling together will be able to enjoy vacationing together, while also taking advantage of the various thoughtfully designed spaces for privacy and relaxation.

Keywords: Privacy, Beachfront, Beach, Tulum, Pool, Views, Family, Kids, Children, Couples

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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What makes this villa unique

Absolute privacy on one of the world's most exquisite beaches inside the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. Soft, flour-like sand, gorgeous turquoise waters, proximity to incredible Mayan sites: Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba. Close to Tulum with good restaurants and cultural attractions. Access to Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve activities such as bone-fishing, kayaking, kite surfing, manatee observation, bird watching, and cenote diving.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Secluded - Luxury - Beachfront - Best Beach, Views, Activities
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
London UK

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Sophia for a week in December 2014, and will return if we can. It's a unique experience in a a unique location. The house is comfortable and the beach is gorgeous and perfect for long walks. The views from the terraces are dazzling. The staff is absolutely lovely -- inobtrusive and yet always there when we needed them, or were just about to need them. Of course the flip side to the sense of being far from civilisation is that it is a bit of a hassle to get to civilisation when you want it (or even to get it to come to you). However, the road was in good shape during our visit and there are some fantastic places to eat just a few kilometres up the road, just outside of the reserve. The hotel next door has now closed, so going there for meals is no longer an option and expect to pay a surcharge for chef services or grocery deliveries, etc. but for us, this was well worth it just for being where we were.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home...but boy is the road there rough

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Casa Sophia for a week this December. The home is lovely and the staff is the BEST!! Be warned however, that the Boca Pailla road once you pass the arch in the Sian Kaan is TERRIBLE!! It doesn't improve with work either. You MUST have an SUV or high clearance vehicle to drive to this home. The pot holes are the width of the entire road and their depth measures in feet not inches.

That said, the home is great and has everything you could possibly need. The beach is reached by going down a set (about 20) of fairly steep stairs and the beach itself is very narrow with no room to place beach chairs above the water line (except in the foliage). However, you can walk a few yards either way and have room for a blanket or towel if you choose. The beach is totally secluded and in our week there, I think we only saw about 6 or 8 people walk by or in the water nearby.

Ladies...don't plan on bringing a hair dryer or curling iron to this home - it will not support the wattage needed to run either of those appliances, so just go au natural.

Our family had plenty of room to spread out and still each have our own "space". I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if the road to the house was better. With that said...we will be staying on the paved portion of the Tulum Beach road north of the Arch from now on. However, in all fairness...if you don't care about going out to dinner at night and are happy to stay in - this is a fantastic place (clean, beautiful, secluded, quite) and the staff is WONDERFUL!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing Casa Sophia for your family's vacation and we're delighted that you enjoyed the Casa and its wonderful staff! Indeed, the 4 kms of dirt road inside the Reserve were in bad shape during your stay. This was due to the abnormally excessive amount of rainfall the region received during November & December prior to your arrival! Typically the road gets graded periodically throughout the year, however the municipality chose to wait out the rainfall before attempting to regrade this time around. We apologize for the road's condition (and the massive amount of rainfall before you arrived!) and want to assure you that should you decide to stay at Casa Sophia again the road will be in its usual condition of repair and accessibility. Thank you again and we wish you a very Happy New Year!
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Pittsburgh, Seattle, Brooklyn

Superb--again and again!

  • 5 of 5

This is great for our family---the pool for adults and 2 small children--the ocean to swim and boogie board in--great staff and owners. Couldn't be better.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, Seattle, Brooklyn

What a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had our second vacation here with our family and it was fabulous---staff and owners are very helpful and the site and home are amazing

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, Seattle and Brooklyn

A great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful family getaway for us--plenty of room so each group had privacy yet so many spots to enjoy each other's company.

The home was clean and well maintained with all the amenities we wanted. The staff was very helpful and attentive. The location was great--out of the way, but close enough to venture out to see the sights.

We had most meals at the house but there are many restaurants right outside the biosphere grounds.

We've booked our stay here for next year already, so you can see we really loved it.

Thanks, Kelley, for all your help.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arvada, CO USA

Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an AMAZING trip to Tulum. The entire experience was truly a "once in a lifetime". The house is settled in the Sian Kian Biosphere and is a block away from the CESiaK Ecological Preserve. The staff at the hotel was so kind and helpful. We had daily housekeeping services and access to the restaurant daily. The biologists at the hotel provided us with a wonderful trip through the lagoon and also supervised the most phenomenal turtle watch we had seen. Their knowledge of the flora and fauna brought new appreciation for us all (especially the 11 year olds on the trip).

Casa Sofia is a beautiful home that is perfect for the multi-family get away. The pool is just steps from one of Tulum's white sand beaches and we found, to our surprise, that the pool was stocked with pool toys, beach stuff (boogie boards, sand castle necessities, life jackets and more). The palapa on the beach was the perfect place for the Adults to sit and watch the kids play in the ocean.

We CAN'T wait to get back to Mexico. We will definitely stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Tulum "hotel zone"
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Tulum Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Apr 23 2016 - Nov 11 2016
4 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season 2016
Nov 12 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2015/16
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Dec 31 2016 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Optional A/C $350
Tax Rate 17.0%

Rates are subject to change without notice and cannot be guaranteed without executed and signed rental agreement

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Tulum Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
    Other (See Description) - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), (1) Pack & Play
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
360 degree views of ocean and inland bay, proximity to Cesiak's tours & activities & restaurant/bar, private beach

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