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Privately-Owned, Exquisite Oceanfront Villa located 10 min. from Tulum

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront, Infinity pool, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, Sleeps 8-12

All 6,000 square feet of this privately-owned, exquisite oceanfront villa is available for rent throughout the year. Located in Tankah, only minutes away from Tulum, Mexico Villa Escapar is the perfect setting for a family vacation, excursion with friends, or a quick romantic getaway. This luxurious villa offers enough space to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests. Our three-level beachfront home features a magnificent open grand entryway complete with a picturesque fountain and two winding stair cases leading to lavish common areas and private bedrooms. Villa Escapar includes 3 private bedrooms with king beds, 1 bedroom with a queen bed, 5 ½ bathrooms, a fully equipped chef’s kitchen, living area with a flat screen TV and Bose surround system, and a Casita 50 yards from the front door. The spacious upper-level terrace offers incredible ocean views from our private bedrooms and comfortable outdoor accommodations. The rooftop lounge is the picture-perfect setting for romantic sunsets/sunrises, evening libations or stargazing. Enjoy a breathtaking full ocean view and walk-out access to the beautiful infinity pool complete with built-in lounges and swim-up bar overlooking the private white sand beach. Relax in the covered veranda with 2 full sofas, covered palapa, dining area and a hammock. Our beachfront palapas include teak lounges. Conveniently located, this one-of-a-kind villa is a 75 minute drive south of Cancun airport, 40 minutes from the lovely Playa Del Carmen, and a short drive to the city of Tulum. Our exceptional on-site caretakers are ready to take excellent care of you. So whether you just want to relax and enjoy the serenity of Villa Escapar’s oceanfront bliss or indulge in all the adventure that surrounds her in Tankah, Tulum and Akumal; we welcome you to our villa!

John Haworth
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a marvelous time and the last 5 days were a dream come true!! Your home is fabulous. Your attention to detail is exquisite. The new chandelier is breathtaking. The pool, the views of the ocean, the rooftop patio, and the fountain were even more beautiful than we expected. Manuel and Luisa added an authentic flair to our Mexican experience & were such a pleasure to be around.
Apr 2010
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Tulsayab Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Coffee Bar, Changing Area, Dual Sinks, Vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Vanity
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Vanity
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Vanity
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Vanity
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Optianal Rollaway
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Optianal Rollaway
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Full Kitchen & Bath
  • There are two King bedrooms and 3 Queen bedrooms and two double rollaways in main house. The 5th bedroom is ten feet from main house and has full kitchen and bath as well.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Privately-Owned, Exquisite Oceanfront Villa located 10 min. from Tulum
average rating of 4.969697 based on 34 reviews

Believe the Hype - A Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I booked this amazing home for 4 couples. The owner, John, encourages telephone contact for questions, and I took him up on it - unbelievably responsive. I texted John with questions ranging from transportation logistics to tips on restaurants to groceries, etc. He called me back immediately after each text. Two of his many tips:

1-buy your liquor, duty free, at the airport - much cheaper and better than in town.

2-Send John a grocery list of essentials/mixers/snacks, etc, and he will have the house stocked for you.

Transportation - We got a round trip Shuttle ride ($185 R/T+tips) through USA Transfers (Not "TRANSFER USA" - different company) I've used USA Transfer 6X now. We immediately had the driver stop at a local gas mart for beer for the ride; much cheaper to do it that way than pay for a prestocked cooler. I did a lot of research on a shuttle v. renting a car, and John was helpful in this as well. There are lots of cabs local to Villa Escapar, it's only a $12 taxi to Tulum, and we saved a lot of $ and aggravation by not renting a car.

The House - I'm not sure the pictures here actually capture how beautiful the house is, and how breathtaking the views are. The house is big enough so that we could all have our own space, yet still intimate. I had the primary master bedroom, and the sunrise from our panoramic window was exquisite.

Luisa and Manuel - impossible to adequately state how perfect they made this trip for us. John had noted that they would be as present or absent as we wanted, meaning they could simply do the housecleaning, or they could do all the cooking and keep bringing us cold drinks. We chose the middle. Luisa cooked us 6 dinners and 7 breakfasts - all authentic Mexican/Mayan dishes per our request. Her cooking is amazing, the food fresh and plentiful. We also requested her guacamole every day at 3:00. There is an extensive list of what she can cook, although we told her to cook whatever she wanted for a few nights. Manuel made daily runs for whatever we needed, and the two of them kept the house/grounds/beach immaculate. They are also two of the most hardworking and friendly people around. Luisa doesn't speak English - at all - but it was never a problem.

The beach is pristine. Going in the water requires water shoes - believe it!

Try out the awesome new beach bar at O Tulum, just 100 yards north. They also let us use their bikes for free!

As one of my friends said, "Best. Trip. Ever!"

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Experience

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Villa Escapar. John was easy to get a hold of in setting up our rental and the house caretakers Manuel and Luisa were top notch in every way. My whole family whole heartedly recommends Villa Escapar and will be looking forward to repeat visits.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nothing but the best

  • 5 of 5

I have to say the this property is the best we have rented on Home away. The property is set at the North end of Tulum on a secluded beach. A couple of houses share the beach but no big hotels or high rises near your private location. Manuel and Luisa are perfect hosts tending to whatever you need. We had a big group and Luisa was up for the challenge to prepare some unbelievable meals. The property has every amenity needed. Would highly recommend you stay here.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin. With a large group like we had and 4 babies, it's impossible to find a vacation home spacious enough to keep you from killing each other. Villa Escapar, made our vacation a dream vacation. More than the amazing home, the amazing caretakers Manuel & Luisa made life so simple. Don't get me wrong, the home is more amazing than the photos and every inch of it is very well maintained inside and out. If you're lucky enough to get one of the 2 master bedrooms with the large curved windows, I recommend sleeping with the windows open. When it gets dark, it reveals the stars and you feel like you are sleeping in a planetarium... AMAZING.

I agree with all the reviews, the cooking is better than any restaurant. Hands down the best pico de gallo I've ever had, which was made fresh every day for our large family. If it's not on the menu, just ask, they can more than likely make it... like my craving for octopus. We went fishing one day and Manuel did all the cleaning and cooked them up 2 different ways. I wanted to treat the kids to lobster on the last day, and YUP, fresh caught lobster arrived. In short, the level of service is as good if not better than any five star resort.

We were also lucky enough to be there for turtle hatching season, so if you can somehow plan your trip for that, it truly is an experience of a lifetime.

The rocky water did not allow us to swim in the ocean safely, but the swimming pool was a much better option and safer for the little ones. But if you're an adult that have to swim in the ocean, be warned, a few of us tried going out and got cut up pretty bad.

In short, take it from someone who read all reviews and write many on tripadvisor, this place is all that and more. And, yes we gave them a great tip when we left, and they deserved every penny of it. We will absolutely return... if they'll have us. Haha. Te amo mucho Manuel y Luisa y gracias para todo.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and pool. Very bouncy access road.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house. Just as pictured. Large and extremely well maintained bedrooms and baths. (Four bedrooms in the main house and a fifth upstairs in a second building, with the two caretakers staying downstairs when guests are in residence.) Lots of great common areas for family or group gatherings both inside the house and outside - very large kitchen table, couches in the living room and the upstairs balcony, another seating area on the roof, etc. And the pool is great, especially for kids but adults too. We had eight adults and three small children and there was always plenty of room, to be together or to be separate.

The beach in front of the house is well graded and very well maintained. A good deal of seaweed washed up while we were there, but Manuel was out there every day raking it up. Unfortunately, only some of adjoining property owners do the same. Some of the other properties are left ungraded and with plastic bottles and other junk washed up. So a long walk along the beach is certainly possible, but not as enjoyable as if all the beach areas were equally well maintained. As others have noted, there are stones in the water (not on the beach, just in the water). If you want a sandy swimming area, there are a number of possibilities in Tulum itself. We spent a very pleasant half day at Ziggy Beach (a restaurant and beach area) in Tulum -- the tables and lounge chairs are free if you buy lunch (and the food is very good).

At least when we were there, the dirt road from the highway to the house was in bad shape, with lots of potholes that you couldn't avoid, making for a very bouncy and unpleasant ride (especially, of course, if you're sitting in the third row of a minivan, as I was a good deal of the time). That's not a problem if you're going to stay at the house most of the time, but you'll probably find that you won't want to drive back and forth on this road more than once a day.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Home Rental for Group Celebration and Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had an amazing time at Villa Escapar. We went for my 40th birthday and everything was seriously perfect. ALL of the bedrooms are very spacious with very well appointed bathrooms. This made it easy assigning rooms as everyone had a special space of their own. The public spaces have so much space and give you a lot off options for hanging out, relaxing, playing games, enjoying food, and whatever else you could desire. Having the gorgeous pool overlooking the ocean was extra special. Though it's rocky in the water on this part of the beach, the water was lovely. Walking North down the beach there is a great spot for snorkeling with coral.

We had SUCH a good time and I sincerely hope to go back and stay again. The hosts, Manuel and Louisa, could not have been more accommodating - from doing grocery shopping, to cooking, to making suggestions in the area. Having some Spanish conversation skills certainly helped with this :) I researched forever before deciding on Villa Escapar. I can save you a lot of time - just book it! You will be so happy you did :)

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Tulsayab Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
April - August
Apr 1 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
May 13 2017 - May 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
April - August
May 21 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
August - October
Aug 20 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest
New Year's
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Car: recommended

Viila Escapar is located 10 minutes from the city of Tulum in a secluded residential area right on the beach. Diving, Snorkeling, Fishing, Shopping, Grocery Marts, Ruins, Cenotes and Restaurants minutes away.


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