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Ocean facing exterior of Casa Sophia with private pool

Ocean facing exterior of Casa Sophia with private pool View of the Sian Ka'an Reserve (lagoon) from rooftop gazebo Upstairs bedroom with view of the ocean Secluded beach accessible by private staircase - with 2 shade providing palapas Private pool with room for laps and separate, shallow "toddler" area Living area and kitchen Poolside dining area - seating for 10 Mezzanine game room with pool table, ping pong, satellite television Roof terrace overlooking ocean 4th bedroom with 2 double beds Upstairs bedroom veranda Casa Sophia entrance Casa Sophia's private staircase to the beach Master Bedroom with king bed, flat screen tv, and desk area Master Bathroom with large tub Children's sandbox located steps from the private pool, visible from living room Private pool - at night

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Last updated: 04/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tulum villa description

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

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

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

      Onsite Services

      • Private Chef
      • Staff
      • Housekeeper Included
      • Massage

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Not Allowed

      Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Catering Available:

        Please inquire for chef service and/or restaurant delivery from nearby Cesiak restaurant...moreless

      • Dining Area Seats:

        10...moreless

      • Kitchen
      • Stove
      • Refrigerator
      • Coffee Maker
      • Child's Highchair
      • Dining
      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Ice Maker
      • Cooking Utensils

      Amenities

      • Air Conditioning:

        3 bedrooms + Studio have air-conditioning - NOTE: if air-conditioning is preferred there is a surcharge of USD $300 per week...moreless

      • Linens Provided:

        Pillow top mattresses and high-thread count sheets...moreless

      • Covered Parking
      • Parking
      • Towels Provided
      • Living Room seats 10
      • Washing Machine
      • Clothes Dryer
      • Babysitter

      Other Amenities

          • 360 degree views of ocean and inland bay, proximity to Cesiak's tours & activities & restaurant/bar, private beach...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            (2) Sky Satellite HD cable...moreless

          • Television
          • CD Player
          • Stereo
          • Ping Pong Table
          • Game Room
          • DVD Player
          • Pool Table

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet:

            Wireless access is available throughout the house...moreless

          • Internet
          • Telephone

          Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                Private pool with toddler wading area...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Featuring covered dining area that seats 10 and lounge chairs...moreless

              • Balcony:

                Featuring lounge chairs and hammock...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Family

              Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

                    Casa is situated on the dune overlooking the Caribbean ocean and Sian Ka'an beach...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Golf
                  • Cycling
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Shopping
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Other Activities

                      • Cesiak float tour, Cesiak sunset tour, Cesiak bone-fishing guiding - all within the Sian Ka'an Reserve...moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Lovely home...but boy is the road there rough

                        Lovely home...but boy is the road there rough

                        • Guest Sally N.
                        • Date of stay 12/14/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/02/14
                        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!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway.

                        Owner 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!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Superb--again and again!

                        Superb--again and again!

                        • Guest the family gatherering (Pittsburgh, Seattle, Brooklyn)
                        • Date of stay 03/29/13
                        • Review Submitted 04/15/13
                        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.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.

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                      • What a getaway!

                        What a getaway!

                        • Guest the family gatherering (Pittsburgh, Seattle, Brooklyn)
                        • Date of stay 04/13/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/19/12
                        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

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • A great vacation spot!

                        A great vacation spot!

                        • Guest Jane (Pittsburgh, Seattle and Brooklyn)
                        • Date of stay 04/23/11
                        • Review Submitted 05/11/11
                        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.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • Hidden Treasure

                        Hidden Treasure

                        • Guest Family Getaway (Arvada, CO USA)
                        • Date of stay 07/19/10
                        • Review Submitted 08/29/10
                        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!!!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

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                      • A wonderful vacation!

                        A wonderful vacation!

                        • Guest Relaxed and wishing I was still on vacation! (Albany, CA)
                        • Date of stay 04/10/10
                        • Review Submitted 04/23/10
                        We are so relaxed and happy after our wonderful week at Casa Sophia. Who knew that travelling with 3 families and 6 children could be so relaxing?! Only wish we could have stayed longer! The house is huge and well appointed with everything one could need on vacation. We loved the pool, the beach, the restaurant at CESIAK next door, snorkeling out to the reef, margaritas on the roof and the super comfortable beds! The kids loved the swimming pool, the pool table, the DVD player and playing hide and seek in the huge house. Everything was so very clean too! We'll miss the gentle sound of the waves, the view from the roof, the iguanas and birds, and the peaceful/uncrowded beach. It was so nice to vacation away from the crazy resort scene of Cancun! We can't wait for our next trip!

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+.

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                      • I want to go back!

                        I want to go back!

                        • Guest heathertoo (Berkeley, CA)
                        • Date of stay 04/10/10
                        • Review Submitted 04/17/10
                        We just spent a glorious week at Casa Sofia. We were a large group (three families with six kids!) and the house was absolutely perfect. Plenty of space, wonderful pool (it has a divided shallow area to make it super easy to relax with a young non-swimmer in the pool), lots of games, great beach-combing beach, proximity to fun activities (tours at Sian Ka'an, Tulum ruins...) The house was really thoughtfully designed to make it great for kids - but is luxurious enough to make it a wonderful place for a women's retreat or a couples get-away....think hammocks, your book and margaritas on the roof deck!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.

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                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 07/11/09
                        • Review Submitted 07/11/09
                        The Casa Sofia is well-appointed, consummately situated, and full of discreet charm and creature comforts. The unthinkable proximity of the private beach - one of Mexico's cleanest and loveliest - renders the spot alone one in a million. But on top of this, the villa (for, it is no simple house) features capacious, airy spaces, seemingly infinite terraces and views, and cozy living areas. The living room and kitchen's high ceilings - opening with large windows onto the private pool area - are truly pleasurable. To top it all off, there is the (seemingly too-good-to-be-true) rasp of the waves as a built-in soundtrack. This house, and the pleasure of the lagoon and sea that frame it, should not be missed!

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                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 07/05/09
                        • Review Submitted 07/05/09
                        This place is HEAVEN ON EARTH. Whether having cocktails on the roof deck at sunset, taking a nap in the outdoor hammock (rocked by the ocean breeze), lounging by the pool or simply reading in one of the tastefully done, simply chic rooms - you will be in paradise. Activities include a float trip down the river (with a stop-off at a mayan ruin), bone fishing, playing in the ocean waves, or snorkeling/diving by one of the many cenotes. There are also many funy restaurants near by and plenty of cultural activities. Go. You won't regret it.

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                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 07/03/09
                        • Review Submitted 07/03/09
                        Casa Sophia is perfect! After our first stay there we were almost too scared to go back and spoil an ideal memory-- but we took the chance and love it even more! It is has the holy trinity of relaxation, good food, and interesting local activities. The house: plenty of room for three families (including four energetic kids!). There are wonderful spots for privacy (the various terraces, the carefully placed bedrooms) as well as natural gathering points (the living/dining area, the courtyard formed by the house and the pool). Furnishings are simple, practical and tasteful. Mexican modern. We never had any need for air - conditioning because the house is sited & ventilated to take advantage of the ocean breezes. The area: It really is paradise on earth. The ocean is a Caribbean cliche: warm, clear, blues/greens topped by a coral sand beach (perfect for kids to build sand castles!) and truly private. In the late afternoon, there might be a few people about 200 yards south in front of the restaurant. The lagoon is just a short walk (100 yards) from the house, through lovely vegetation and offers a great alternative if you ever get bored (yeah, right) of the ocean/pool. The first time we were there, we did the Mayan ruins tour. Second time, the great lagoon tour offered by the management. The management: Totally unobtrusive but responsive. The house was cleaned each day, taking into account our schedule (e.g. napping kids). The restaurant at the "main" part of the hotel is delicious-- going out to eat without having to get into the car. In short: watch the sunrise over the ocean, swim, eat, nap, watch the sunset over the lagoon, repeat. And never leave. The second time we went, we rented a car from Cancun to get here and then didn't use the car until we had to go back to the airport! It really is an eco- house-- off the grid solar & wind power and then it convinces you to give up your car! This is the place for a vacation.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season 2014
                      Jan 4 - Apr 25
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,800
                      Low Season 2014
                      Apr 27 - Nov 15, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $486
                      Shoulder Season 2014
                      Nov 16 - Dec 19, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,500
                      Peak Season 2014/15
                      Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $7,500
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $686

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                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 14%

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

                      *50% non-refundable deposit due to confirm reservation

                      *Balance due 60 days prior to arrival


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                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      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.


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                      Photos

                      • Ocean facing exterior of Casa Sophia with private pool

                        Ocean facing exterior of Casa Sophia with private pool

                      • Upstairs bedroom with view of the ocean

                        Upstairs bedroom with view of the ocean

                      • Private pool with room for laps and separate, shallow "toddler" area

                        Private pool with room for laps and separate, shallow "toddler" area

                      • Poolside dining area - seating for 10

                        Poolside dining area - seating for 10

                      • Roof terrace overlooking ocean

                        Roof terrace overlooking ocean

                      • Upstairs bedroom veranda

                        Upstairs bedroom veranda

                      • Casa Sophia's private staircase to the beach

                        Casa Sophia's private staircase to the beach

                      • Master Bathroom with large tub

                        Master Bathroom with large tub

                      • Private pool - at night

                        Private pool - at night

                      • View of the Sian Ka'an Reserve (lagoon) from rooftop gazebo

                        View of the Sian Ka'an Reserve (lagoon) from rooftop gazebo

                      • Secluded beach accessible by private staircase - with 2 shade providing palapas

                        Secluded beach accessible by private staircase - with 2 shade providing palapas

                      • Living area and kitchen

                        Living area and kitchen

                      • Mezzanine game room with pool table, ping pong, satellite television

                        Mezzanine game room with pool table, ping pong, satellite television

                      • 4th bedroom with 2 double beds

                        4th bedroom with 2 double beds

                      • Casa Sophia entrance

                        Casa Sophia entrance

                      • Master Bedroom with king bed, flat screen tv, and desk area

                        Master Bedroom with king bed, flat screen tv, and desk area

                      • Children's sandbox located steps from the private pool, visible from living room

                        Children's sandbox located steps from the private pool, visible from living room

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