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Nancy

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

BEACH FRONT, 6500 SF , 6 AIR COND ROOMS, WHITE SAND BEACH, SOLIMAN BAY, TULUM

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Tulum Villa Rental Photos and Description

Luxury villa, 6 Air Conditioned bedrooms, 8 baths, Sleep up to 14, chef service

Villa MarCaribe in Soliman Bay, Tulum, south of Cancun, 6 air conditioned bed rooms, 6 full baths, 2 half baths, 6500 sf of luxury yet comfortable living space sitting on white sand beach, soft & private, 20 meters away from the shore, with panoramic view, located at 10 min south of Akumal, 75 miles south of Cancun and 10 min. north of Tulum. Soliman Bay is enclosed by the reef, safe for snorkeling and a great variety of fish at the reef. You may encounter turtles, rays, and school of blue & yellow tangs. Or go kayaking in the blue, warm water. This well appointed villa can accomodate 12 people comfortably up to 16 people. Every room is air-conditioned and has a king size bed with its own full bath room. There are 2 double sized sofa beds.

Chef service can be arranged: inquire Chef Jose, 011-521-984-1381972 (6 days and 3 meals a day, Sunday excluded)

2 master bed rooms: The master bedroom is on the beach side with its glass sliding doors inviting you out to the Caribbean sea below. The glass sliding doors allow the wonderful tropical breeze in your room. Balcony is elegant and the view is absolute gorgeous,].

2 garden rooms: To the right of a bright and airy foyer under the chandelier, there is a garden room downstairs with privacy. This beautiful, well-appointed bedroom is bright and airy looking out the massive windows. With a comfortable king size bed with wonderful oil paintings and double sink, private bath, this bedroom is very comfortable for any vacationer. You will love bath room with double sinks and the colorful colors of the Caribbean.

2 jungle rooms: Going up the stairs, you find a very large bedroom overlooking the gardens with a king size bed. It also has a lovely private bath with hand painted Mexican double sinks and Mexican tiles. The heavy rich wood bedroom furniture gives the room a very royal feeling.

The terrace/sun-deck on the rooftop is magnificent. This is where you can read your book in privacy or gather for great small talk among your group. At night, stargazing is amazing. The roof can be accessed only by staircase inside the villa. Here is where you have spectacular views on the entire bay and the jungle. Watch the sunrise and more importantly, the sunsets from here. Take your piña colada up and enjoy the magnificent views in all directions.

back down on the first floor, go through the arch into the living, dining and kitchen area. Here is where you can make your margaritas and enjoy watching the satellite TV. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you will need during your stay. You can also have Elena cook you breakfast or dinner for a fee. She used to be a chef. Dine inside on a great table overlooking the beach or on the terrace next to the pool, the choice is yours. This terrace by the pool is very large and covered for those needing a bit of shade. The pool has lounge chairs all around, along with footbaths to rinse your feet after coming up from the beach. On the beach there are more lounge chairs and hammocks to enjoy.

Keywords: LUXURY Villa, Beach Front, Soliman Bay,

Cancun, Tulum, Caribbean, sand beach,

chef service, cook, air conditioned, snorkeling, akumal, scuba, fishing, mayan ruins

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Nancy (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Why Nancy chose Quintana Roo

I fell in love with Soliman Bay on my first trip to this area for its vibrant colors, warm breeze, white sand beach, crystal clear blue ocean, sound of Palm trees and hospitality of Mayans. Come and share my love for the area.

What makes this villa unique

Beach living on white sand with elegance and comforts of your home; snorkel and swim in your huge private crystal clear ocean

Guestbook comments from the owner

We recently stayed at Villa Mar Caribe for our daughters wedding and it was a fabulous place to stay. It is roomy and beautiful, right on the beach with a nice pool and plenty of shade and privacy. The rooftop deck is spectacular and the 6 bedrooms allowed us to have lots of friends and family visit. Soliman Bay has wonderful swimming and snorkeling and you can walk to a beach side restaurant for a nice meal. Highly recommend and would give 5 stars! Jodi 2/10/16-2/17/16
Feb 2016
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Reviews

4.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)
BEACH FRONT, 6500 SF , 6 AIR COND ROOMS, WHITE SAND BEACH, SOLIMAN BAY, TULUM
average rating of 4.4 based on 7 reviews
5

Solomon Bay Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Soliman Bay in Villa MarCaribe included six couples in our thirties. We each had our own bedroom and attached bathroom. We would highly highly recommend going with the chef services. Not only is it cost-effective but the food is excellent. Our chefs Guillermo and Miguel were amazing. They prepared three Mexican-style meals per day. We chose the menu the day prior. They were also willing to mix a cocktail of the day for us. We were extremely happy with this service and again would like to recommend it. If you are someone who enjoys excellent-quality food than there is no doubt that you should choose this service in order to eat great local food without spending an astronomical amount at local restaurants. If you love teal, warm ocean water with amazing views and top-notch accommodations; relaxing beach strolls; water sports and pool or ocean swimming than this is your place. Nancy, the owner in CA was easy to work with and the caretakers are onsite and responsive to our requests. Cheers and hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer. It was such a pleasure to have you and your friends as guests.
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Bay Area
2

Soliman Bay Retreat

  • 2 of 5

The Good:

The Chefs - Get them! They were great!

The location - 10 min drive away from the town of Tulum (and ruins), and 15 mins away from the 'hip' part of town.

Hammocks - Enough said!

Chamico's - Best seafood right down the street from the house! Amazing hut on a beach serving fresh ceviche, fish, and lobster!

Hotel Jashita - Another great hotel/restaurant down the street. A little more upscale than Chamico's, but worth it. Book early, as they fill up.

The So-So:

The House - Lots of little touch ups needed here and there. Broken screens, jammed doors, chipped/peeling paint - The place just needs some TLC. The House is huge, and each bedroom has a bathroom. The AC in each room worked. As stated in the ad, there is NO AC in the main part of the house, so it leads to a lot of stale/stagnant air during the summer months. Some of the rooms smelled a little moldy, but maybe that comes with the territory.

The Ugly:

Seaweed - Apparently the area is being hit with a LARGE swell of seaweed. There was so much of it that you had to wade through a lot just to get into the ocean. I don't think it's typical, but it's a good question to inquire about. The seaweed sits on the beach for days at a time, and starts to rot, so you have high temps, mixed with rotting seaweed, which all adds up to a great odor-ific party. To the point of several guests feeling nauseas during a strong breeze.

Owner Communication - It was fine before the trip. Some emails took a while to answer, but she was accommodating. Once the issue with the seaweed started, the emails because very accusatory/defensive. We just wanted a clean beach. Several other houses on the bay had people cleaning up the beach daily, but for some reason, ours did not. After dealing with the smell for 5 days, we decided to take matters into our own hands, and shovel it up ourselves. We never got an apology or 'thank you' for the clean up, only requests for photographs to prove my friends were doing it themselves, and then a response that 'seaweed is an act of nature, and not covered as stated in the agreement.' This was after several polite emails requesting that something be done to help with the seaweed. For the amount we paid for a week, we'd expected to have a little more assistance to clean up the area. In the end, we were offered a small refund (<3% of the total).

We wouldn't recommend this house to any friends based on lack of accountability/communication with the owner.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My apologies to you that the house was not a-list property. Sorry about the seaweed and I had communicated with Santos, caretaker, to get the help he needs to get the seaweed cleaned up as fast as they came. The whole region was fighting unprecedented amount of seaweed and it was hard to find workers to clean up. They are cleaned up nicely now. Yes. You are right. The paint is 3 years old and needed a freshen up and it is getting done. I could not get to it last year due to family issues. The house is getting painted. With the salt in the air, the house needs to be painted quite often. When I asked Santos why the house was no in impeccable condition, he told me that dealing with the seaweed was a lot to handle. . Regards, Nancy
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
5

Lisa

  • 5 of 5

We frequent the area because it is easy travel for us and predictible. We live in the northern U.S., so it is a great winter getaway. The weather has always been close to perfect. The Cancun airport is easy, as is the travel from the airport to this home. We always rent a car. There is a decent grocery store in Tulum, but there are many great restaurants closeby. Our favorite little joint between Cancun and this home is Turtle Bay Cafe in Akamal. My daughter thinks they have the best smoothies anywhere hands-down (perhaps just nostalgic, but they are good!) We eat at most restaurants without concern (but we always ask if they use purified water/ice). We are a little more careful cooking with food/water when at home (use iodine to clean everything). This is an absolutely Lovely Home. Everything was as it looked in the photos. We visited and stayed with only four of us(2 adults, 15 yo and 11 yo). It would be a great spot for multi-family gatherings or other larger group. The description says 6 bedrooms, which is accurate. However, two of the rooms also have separate sitting rooms with a couch that converts to a comfortable bed, which is separated from the main bedroom by heavy curtains, so each could be easily used for another sleeping room. The private outdoor space makes this home even more special. We did not use it, but the roof top deck is huge and would be a great place for a party. It is very convenient to have the pool, hammocks, paddle boarts, kayaks and life jackets all availbale for your use. it is very peaceful. The caretakers on-site and owner, (Nancy in CA) are both responsive and good to work with. The wi-fi is a little hit or miss. Also, there are lot of weeds off shoreline, so you need to paddle out a distance to swim. It is a calm bay, which is great for boating, snorkeling. Don't anticipate riding waves here. There are several fun activities in the area if you are looking for adventure. We love the beach at Tulum. There are some good restaurants there. We prefer the ruins at Coba over Chichen Itza. We also recommend the 4 in 1 tour with zip lines, skycyle, cavern rappal and cave snorkel and XPLOR. We did the XPLOR Fuego (night time with fire) and would highly recommend it (avoid the lines & the heat and it is fun to do at night). I would pick the latter if just picking one. Enjoy. It's a beautiful place!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
5

Luxury Rental on Pristine Solomon Bay

  • 5 of 5

My family of 10 ranging in ages from 26 to 76 rented both sides of Villa MarCaribe for 4 nights. With 6 bedrooms and 6+ bathrooms, we were all afforded our own privacy, as well as, many common gathering areas. We tended to gather in the kitchen and livingroom on one side or on the large patios by the pool. This villa has air conditioned bedrooms and large windows and fans in the common areas to allow the sea breezes throughout the downstairs. We were greeted by the onsite caretakers, Elena and Pancho, who brought us delicious margaritas when we arrived.

In the mornings we hiked around the ruins of Tulum, Coba, and Muyil. Our afternoons were spent shopping in Tulum, and snorkeling and kayaking in Soliman Bay, and then relaxing around the beautiful beachside pool or swinging in the hammocks under the beach palapas.

One afternoon we went north to Akumal Bay (Turtle Bay) to check out the turtles in the bay. We were delighted with all of the sea life there! An afternoon downpour didn't deter us from having a fantastic time!

Each evening we chose to use the large BBQ grill for our dinners. We shopped in Tulum at the Bodega which is actually a WalMart. The prices there were cheaper than at the San Francisco grocery store. Due to the make-up of our family, we didn't have Elena cook for our family. We really wanted to, but we have a lot of picky eaters and getting together one menu to appease everyone would have been impossible!!! Each of the kitchens both had plenty of dishes, glasses, silverware, etc. for us to cook, prepare, and store our meals in.

We did eat out at Oscar Y Lola's and really can't recommend it. It had extremely high prices and the majority of my family didn't like their dishes. They did like eating lunch at Urge Taquito in Tulum. They absolutely loved the fish tacos. A word of warning though....their meats are all breaded and fried, but they were delicious.

The villa has 2 kayaks with backrests, 1 without, and 2 paddle boats. The paddle boats were tried, but parked after a quick spin, too much work for a vacation!!! The villa has a large supply of life jackets and fins. We didn't see any masks. The coastline is covered with seashells so seashell hunting is a must!

The bay is gorgeous on sunny days. Unfortunately we had a couple of rainy days, but we didn't let the rain stop us from snorkeling in the bay.

All in all, this home was an awesome vacation rental. I couldn't be more pleased and would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saco, ME
5

We just rented Casa Krist...

  • 5 of 5

We just rented Casa Kristie & Jihae-it was perfect for our large family group. The pics on the internet do not do it justice. It is comfortable, well equipped and appointed with lovely art work. The location is awesome! The pool, kayaks ,hammocks are great amenities . The caretakers are excellent and helpful. We would highly recommend this rental.It is exceptional!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
CANCUN
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
BAHIA PRINCIPE
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
HIGHWAY 307
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
HOTEL JASHITA
Nearest Beach
Soliman Bay/ Tankha 4
Nearest Point of Interest
Cancun Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Highway 307
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Del Carmen
Nearest Point of Interest
Villa MarCaribe, Soliman Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Tulum
Car: recommended

XEL-HA, X-CARET, ECO PARK, CENOTE SWIMMING AT AKTUNCHEN, DOS-OJOS, TULUM RUINS, YAL-KU, COBA RUINS ALL NEARBY

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Rates & Availability

Tulum Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
LowSeason
Aug 21 2016 - Nov 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
High Season
Nov 13 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
 
 
Christmas & New Year's
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$13,500
 
 
HighSeason
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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Amenities

Tulum Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
    Bathroom 9 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , MASTER BED WITH OCEAN VIEW
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , MASTER BED WITH OCEAN VIEW
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , GARDEN VIEW UPSTAIRS
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , GARDEN VIEW UPSTAIRS
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , BED ROOM DOWNSTAIRS- NO STAIRS
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , BED ROOM DOWNSTAIRS- NO STAIRS
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 double
  • King size beds (6), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
SNORKLING RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE VILLA, FISHING BOAT RENTAL IN AKUMAL, TULUM MAYAN RUINS, XEL-HA ECOLOGICAL PARK, DOS OJOS CENOTE SWIMMING, ALL NEAR BY

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