Soliman Bay Sandy Protected Beachfront-4 BR. 4 Baths. Warm Sea, Cool Drinks.

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Casa Playa Maya view from the Caribbean Yes it's there behind the palms.


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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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Prices indicated are for MAIN BEACH HOUSE ONLY. Please contact us for great rates on individual Studio Casitas or for a great deal on 'the whole enchilada'!


Children, dogs, extraterrestrials all welcome. Do visit! You will love it Best Private Bay & snorkeling on the coast.

Since 1998... Authentically designed and beautifully maintained private Beachfront Vacation property near Tulum on pristine and coveted Soliman Bay!

** Two air conditioned King Master Suites & Meditation Loft with 2 twin beds. Kitchen, Great Room **

Always free WiFi everywhere.

** One queen bedroom, Air conditioned, Kitchen and Private Bath. **

Why do so many guests come back time and again?
Because for 18 years Casa Playa Maya has been the perfect and perhaps most popular family vacation spot on the Riviera Maya!

Rates shown are for MAIN BEACHFRONT VILLA.
Be sure to contact us for special rates and availability. We respond really quickly!

Sshhhh... want the secret for getting the best price? Ask Bill for 'the whole enchilada'.

$ Upper & Lower Casitas available separately... SUPER VALUE $

MAIN VILLA: Traditionally designed and hand crafted with 2 air-conditioned master suites (king beds), Meditation Loft (2 twin beds), fully equipped family kitchen, outdoor beach shower, TV Sat System Platinum, balconies, patio.

CASITA SUITES: Private master suite (queen bed), air-conditioning, full kitchen, balcony/patio.

All rentals include: BBQ, Beach Chairs & Palapas, Kayaks, Daily Housekeeping, free WiFi, Parking off road.

Private and secure gated community, a world apart yet just 10 minutes to both Tulum and Akumal on the Riviera Maya.


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Last Minute Deals... Check Availability in the Casitas, just $150 night and tax.

** Main Villa has Kitchen, 2 Master suites w/King Bed and AC and loft 2 twin beds. **

** Casitas have a Queen Bed, Bath & Shower, Kitchen, Air conditioning. **

Full Property offers total 4 bedrooms plus sleeping loft.
Occupancy: 14 (Just about perfect for a family gathering!)


Each casita is a very modest extra charge.

** Don't need 4 Bedrooms? Write for pricing and details for Main Villa Only or for one or more of the Casitas. **

Check with us for availability of just One bedroom rental or one Casita. You might get lucky! Its happened before...Hey call me NOW from USA at 011 52 1 984 157 9555. We can talk.

Bring your DVD's. Great room with full family Kitchen, SAT TV and all Movie Channels, New hardwood furniture, 5 kayaks, 10 Beach Chairs, Covered shaded beach palapa, rear patio with Hammocks right on to the powder sand beach and the best snorkeling on the coast!

'Casa Playa Maya is a wonderful Beachfront Villa located about halfway between Tulum and Akumal, Mexico on the Riviera Maya.
It is just about an hour south of Cancun. Located on tranquil Soliman Bay, it boasts a private setting directly on quiet, secure gated and protected Soliman Bay.
Yet it is not entirely isolated, as there are a number of neighboring houses along the beach and a charming and casual restaurant just a stroll down the beach.'

'Casa Playa Maya is full of sun and light. Large sliding-glass doors lead to a covered patio right on the beach. Sunlight streams in many large windows. Yet the traditional Mayan architectural structure blends into this wonderful piece of Caribbean Mexico. Perfection!'

This entire vacation rental is fitted with air conditioning in the bedrooms. There is a full kitchen with appliances. There are two bedrooms each with King-Size beds, and a Loft with two twin beds that can join to make a king. Maximum occupancy is six guests but we have an inflatable Queen for extra kids on the floor. The each Casita (extra Charge) with queen, A/C, kitchen, Bath and new water Pressure system..WOW Hot showers with super pressure!

Excellent snorkeling can be found right out front of the villa, dive facilities are very nearby. You will love exploring our great Coral Reefs and Cenotes.

This area is world famous for eco-tourism and Soliman Bay is noted for bird watching, especially in the large mangrove preserve adjacent. Less than 10 minutes from shopping and dining. It is truly magical here! Write for more info. I am on Twitter as @wdkoller and @casaplayamaya and Facebook as: Casa Playa Maya and Bill Koller (adults only). FOLLOW AND LIKE For discounts and free Shrimp during your ( you must remind me).


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    WE love kids, they love this place! We have a high Chair and TWO CRIBS including a Graco....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Most dogs allowed with notice. Please ask....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Please, no smoking in bed!! Havana Cigars available, just saying......moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Lower level Beachfront Villa and bedroom accessible. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 10-16

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Loft


  • King size beds (2) 1 in each main house Bedroom or BeachSuite ., Queen size Beds (2) One in each casita, Twin or Single Beds (2) In Loft in Main House Two of Them. Can be married to make a KING., Baby Cribs (1) Large and Wooden, PLUS A Graco. We have Swiss Army Inflatable Beds that make up just as conventional beds-mattress pads, fitted sheets etc. Queens and Twins. NO CHARGE for extra persons if renting Villa. Max 3 persons CASITAS....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Don't need an entire House? Write me for availability of just a casita or one bedroom. Beach chairs, blenders, kayaks, cook available, babysitting available, A/C in all bedrooms, SAT TV-HBO ETC, Fast Ethernet wireless LAN for your laptop--Owner, Bill Koller, can be reached directly at 52-984 128-0037 in Mexico. Casitas each with full kitchen and bath and Queen....moreless


  • Books:

    Four shelves full of books. I am a writer. Great library. Eclectic....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    SKY Satellite TV System Platinum and all NFL Sunday Games!! HBO, CINEMAX, MOVIE CHANNEL BBC, CNN ETC....moreless

  • Stereo:

    New HD Sony 400 Watt Dolby 5.1 system w/ iPod input....moreless

  • Television:

    42' Flat Screen LG Television in Main Villa. Wifi allows you to watch or stream, sometimes. Beach bandwidth can be a trip!...moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys dissappear quickly. We have some but you can buy anything the kids need at the Chedraui. We have a good volleyball net and can plant posts firmly in the sand if you want to play....moreless

  • Video Library:

    I have a few, bring your own....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Just look down, you are on the beach! Casita Arriba The Treehouse has Caribbean view as do both master suites in Casa Grande. Coconut palm garden view from Casita Abajo patio. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    'Just step onto your sand... its your beach!' Shady thatched 'Palapa' above, gentle bay waters before you and nothing to do but apply the sunscreen and sip those cold ones....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Beyond the Reef is the glorious Caribbean. The Bay is dotted with coral heads teeming with colorful tropical fish and sea life. Healthy corals of all descriptions. Bring your mask and fins!!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    MAIN HOUSE sits on perfect Caribbean dream beach. Reef tempers the waves, perfect for snorkeling! Pristine, protected residential gated Bay community. Quiet and secure....moreless

  • Water View:

    How many ways can we say it... amazing!!!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Warm, gentle and pristine bay gentles laps at your toes. Perfect for small ones, great fun for all! Kayak a little way out and see all kinds of fish. Safe!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Quiet exterior compressors...splits. AC in All 4 Bedrooms...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    We will do you personal laundry for a small charge....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless Microwave...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    And of course lots of BEACH TOWELS!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Traditional Great Room 28 foot diameter 30 foot high Central Great Room/will full kitchen. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Private on property parking, secure!...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Yes your own driveway, unique down here. We are in a small Private Gated Residential Community....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Only Cell Service here. We have cell phones for guest use during stay, ask....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    We will do your laundry for a small fee. Don't waste your beach time, vacation!!!...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Surf the web from your hammock... if you must. Bring the devices and then forget about them......moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Delicous and safe traditional cuisine! Seafood, Chicken, AMAZING GUACAMOLE 'TO DIE FOR'. Lydia shops per your order, prepares and serves... You're on vacation!...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Hot and ready each morning....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Great BBQ and outdoor kitchen... you will love it and we make it easy!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need and all that you want!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Her name is Lidia. She will wash all your dishes... vacation time!!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchens in Main Villa and each Casita, fully equipped. Everything you will need, promise! ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    One in each kitchen....moreless

  • Oven:

    Range, oven and grill top....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic items to get you started. No worries!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Yes, of course! Gotta keep the coconuts cold and the bebidas frosty! ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Pots and pans too!...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Pops up and everything. ...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    We have the nicest Palapa (straw thatch gazebo) with hammocks and lounge chairs. Perfect Mexican Beach Experience!...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Lounge chairs, hammocks... just relax!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Robert Trent 36 holes 5 minutes away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    5 kayaks... no instructions required, just go out there and paddle. Awesome!!...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Coconut Palms (ask for a fresh one for a refreshing drink) and native exotics... glorious!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New Commercial Gas Grill with lights and sink....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Best front porch on the bay... covered and right on the beach....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 68 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2015
Sep 7 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
Winter 2016
Jan 4 - Apr 2, 2016
3 night min stay
Spring/Summer 2016
Apr 30 - Sep 10, 2016
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
  • Security Deposit ASK . $2,000
  • Tax Rate 16%


ALL PRICE ARE FOR THE MAIN BEACH HOUSE ONLY. WRITE ME. Lets come to an agreement. It is gorgeous here!!! Let's make a DEAL! Make me an offer! Just awarded Trip Adviser's Highest Award: BEST VACATION RENTAL: SOLIMAN BAY 2014 FIVE STARS! Read guest comments VISIT! Write to me! CASITAS FROM $120/NIGHT and tax! WE CAN TALK ABOUT THE DAMAGE SECURITY DEPOSIT. HONOR SYSTEM?

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
400 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Sahara Cafe or stroll up beach Chamicos Fish Shack
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bahia Principe a Robert Trent 36 holes and a par 3
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Cancun-Tulum Super Highway
400 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Sahara Cafe, Oscar y Lalos, Chamico Fish Shack
1 Metres
Nearest Beach
Step off the deck... ahhhhhh

Car: Recommended

Minutes away from famous Xel-ha, X-plor and Xcaret nature/amusement parks.

Underground River and Cave exploring at nearby Dos Ojos Cenotes. (underground fresh water rivers and sinkholes). Great for diving, snorkeling or just visiting.

Kite Boarding School at Tulum Beach.

Diving, Snorkeling, Birding, Kayaking, Sailing, Fishing...

Area is famous for spectacular Mayan ruins of Tulum, Coba and the amazing Ek Balam and Chichen Itza.

Ecological park Sian Kaan near Tulum Beach.

Sea turtle preserve and snorkeling in Akumal.

Dolphin Swimming at Xel-Ha.

We are at KM Marker Cancun-Tulum Highway 241, just a sand road entrance across the street from Oscar y Lalo's Restaurant! 10 Min North to Akumal, 10 Min South to Tulum. Best Private gated residential community of the Riviera Maya.

For more than 18 years this has been the perfect family vacation destination with a spacious main house and two private Casitas.

Sleeps 10 in beds and 4 on air mattresses... and then there are always the hammocks for napping. This is La Buena Vida!

Friendly, knowledgeable staff and the most comfortable and clean accommodations are waiting right now for you and your family!

Don't Need all that Room?

Write for me for availability for just one casita.

Palapas, Beachfront Patio, BBQ grill, 5 Kayaks, 10 beach chairs, A/C in bedrooms, blenders for those tropical drinks... We have everything to make your beach vacation perfect!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: I have been Self-Employed since I was 7. Now I approach my 70th year of life as I like it. I am a Writer, Actor, Diver, Filmmaker, Photographer, Tap dancer (need to brush up) bartender, cab driver and ointment sales rep. I carved this Soliman Bay out of an uninhabited cove in January 1997. No roads were here, no power, no cats nor dogs just the indigenous wildlife, coconut palm trees and one loco gringo. Come here for a safe haven and enjoy the area. Close to everything yet off the beaten path. Secure, sandy road on coveted Soliman Bay. Now booking all the way into 2016. Just write to me. We love large groups and families. Weddings and Honeymoons too!!! Join us! Cheers, Bill

Why the Owner Chose Soliman Bay:
I built Casa Playa Maya on the PRIME spot on the unoccupied bay named Tankah IV. I needed a project with a physical result as I had driven a typewriter for decades. Worked out perfectly, I've enjoyed 18 years of happy guests and gentle living. UPDATE Your dollar goes more than 30% further than just 6 months ago with the Peso around 15 to the Dollar. THE best time to travel to the Riviera Maya is NOW! Anytime is great but the 'low season' is quiet and much more affordable. In summer airlines are begging for travelers. Fall early winter spectacular. And here is the wonder of it, it's more comfortable and cooler here than almost anywhere in the USA or Canada. Enjoy gentle cool sea breezes with friends. In the fall and winter the water temps hovers around 86 degrees F. Some folks come every year with extended family to cool off in our tranquil turquoise bay. Hurricane Season, trip insurance? Ask. Sept, October, November early December 2014 HALF OFF MAIN BEACH HOUSE INCLUDING THANKSGIVING 2014. 'The best bang for the buck.' Yes we have bananas and the Sunday Ticket HD TV. This is a kids paradise, better than Summer Camp we are told by lots of kids and parents too! Central Bay Lot, sand entrance. Not rocky.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
This Area is so filled with attractions from Chichen Itza and Cozumel Diving Wonders of the world to powder sand beaches and world class dining it is unique in all the world. Casa Playa Maya is your affordable base for your family or group exploration of this still largely undiscovered paradise. There is far to much to do here to list. but folks are delighted to return to CPM after a day trip to one of our amazing sites or attractions such as Xel-Ha Eco Park (4 km) and Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve (12 km). Can arrange Day trip to Scuba Dive on Cozumel. Etc. Write to me. Day Trip to Chichen Itza and Ek Baalam.

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Speaks: english, Espanol Asi asi

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Casa Playa Maya view from the Caribbean Yes it's there behind the palms.

    Casa Playa Maya view from the Caribbean Yes it's there behind the palms.

  •  Looking 'down bay' at day's end from your own back porch.

    Looking 'down bay' at day's end from your own back porch.

  • Great Room Showing on Right Sliding Glass Doors to Patio and Beach.

    Great Room Showing on Right Sliding Glass Doors to Patio and Beach.

  • Master Suite with full bath to left and balcony over beach.

    Master Suite with full bath to left and balcony over beach.

  • Upper Casita Studio, renovated with new AC, high pressure showers!

    Upper Casita Studio, renovated with new AC, high pressure showers!

  • Looking down from Upper Casita at Bar-B-Que

    Looking down from Upper Casita at Bar-B-Que

  • Typical 'crowded' afternoon on the beach.

    Typical 'crowded' afternoon on the beach.

  • Private on Property parking-secure.

    Private on Property parking-secure.

  • It's MY sandy bay entrance!

    It's MY sandy bay entrance!

  • Moonrise from your beach.

    Moonrise from your beach.

  • Traditional great room is light and open to all the gentle sea breezes.

    Traditional great room is light and open to all the gentle sea breezes.

  • Upper Master Suite, Main Villa

    Upper Master Suite, Main Villa

  • Sleeping Loft with twins beds. Kids Love it!

    Sleeping Loft with twins beds. Kids Love it!

  • A view from upper Master Suite bedroom balcony.

    A view from upper Master Suite bedroom balcony.

  • Morning with your coffee, view 'up bay' with kayaks ready!

    Morning with your coffee, view 'up bay' with kayaks ready!

  • Children Overboard !

    Children Overboard !

  • The whole enchilada! Surf the net or get out in the water!

    The whole enchilada! Surf the net or get out in the water!

  • Dawn from one of our Hammocks

    Dawn from one of our Hammocks

  • Take only memories... leave only footprints.  Come back soon!!

    Take only memories... leave only footprints. Come back soon!!

  • Salutation to the Sun

    Salutation to the Sun

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