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VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
Taninah is a fully staffed exotic jungle retreat offering 5+ unique & charming guesthouses (able to accommodate 10 to 35 guests).
Our rates depend on specific reservation dates and number of guests in your party. Generally our rates range between $100 and $200 USD per person per night INCLUDING meals, ground transportation* from/back to Cancun International Airport, starter beverage package, taxes, and minimum staff gratuity. Children under age 6 (at the time of travel) stay free of charge.
Taninah is offered in its entirety to ONE GROUP AT A TIME, OUR GUESTHOUSES ARE NEVER RENTED INDIVIDUALLY.
Set on 10 Garden of Eden-like private fenced and gated acres, Taninah offers a unique experience featuring incomparable amenities in a singular atmosphere.
Taninah is ideally suited for family reunions, multiple couples traveling with or without kids, multi-generational families, weddings and/or travelers looking for an exotic experience.
Five of the Taninah's 10 fenced and gated acres have been carefully sculpted and thoughtfully developed. Terraced gardens, extensive lawns, tropical trees, and enchanting water features grace the landscape and frame our guest houses in an incomparable paradise like setting.
Friendly, helpful, and attentive on-site Mayan staff provide an authentic cultural experience. Our staff members are on site 24/7, they prepare and serve our family-style meals (which are included in our rate) , provide daily 'maid-service' and are always available to assist with any need that might arise during your Taninah experience.
Off-site property manager offers daily support & assistance including concierge services (also available 24/7).
Taninah is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya. The property is located 75 minutes south of Cancun, 25 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, and just 10 minutes away from one of the most spectacular beaches in the Mexican Caribbean called Xpu Ha.
Taninah is also within 15 minutes of fishing, diving, snorkeling, dining, shopping, spectacular cenotes, a swim with dolphins, medical services, internet services, tennis, golf, and much more.
Our installations and amenities are unparalleled starting with a spectacular private cenote (grotto) complete with 30’ underground water slide which finishes with a cool and refreshing splash into a natural crystal clear pool of fresh water; a swimming pool and Jacuzzi; game room offering pool table, ping pong, air hockey, gaming table, balls, bats, Frisbees and more; padded playroom for toddlers & kids of all ages filled with Gymboree equipment; a weight/fitness/yoga room; a library; a basketball half-court; an in-ground trampoline; horse shoe pit; tree house; sand box; zip line; Rainbow Play System; swings; a duck pond, 9-hole miniature golf course, and much, much more.
Taninah is ideal for children of all ages as there are endless activities and possibilities. In turn, parents will be able to relax and enjoy their vacation without worrying about keep their kids occupied.
Taninah has been featured on Home and Garden Television (HGTV's) Extreme Homes.
Caribbean World, a quarterly magazine, featured Taninah in an article titled 'Living in Eden' where our cover billing was, 'Dream Home in Mexico'.
In early 2006, The Travel Channel filmed Taninah for Amazing Vacation Homes.
Travel + Leisure, Family Edition featured Taninah in a two-page spread in the Spring 2008 issue.
TIME magazine featured a picture of Taninah in an article about vacation rental homes.
Taninah is the only vacation property in the Riviera Maya to be so honored and recognized.
Our location provides an ideal combination of private, peaceful, remoteness as well as easy access to all the exciting attractions the Riviera Maya has to offer.
Undoubtedly, Taninah is the most unique vacation experience and exotic rental property in the Riviera Maya. For more information, visit our web site at Taninah dot com.
Keywords: family reunion, Riviera Maya, retreat, Taninah, wedding destination
It would be a shame for anyone to miss-out on an unforgettable Taninah experience due to one or more misconceptions about our property. For this reason, we implore you to read scanned images of our previous guests hand-written reviews at taninah dot com. We have built our guest houses in a way that maximizes comfort by using cross ventilation, we've built our structures under tall trees (maximizing shade potential), and we've used proper building materials and techniques to ensure a cool environment. In addition, our guest houses are furnished with floor and/or ceiling fans. All of these make it not uncommon to have guests turn fans off (even in the summer) due to how cool our guest houses can get at night. We completely understand why people's perception would be that it might be too hot or too uncomfortable; however, we believe it would be a shame to skip the opportunity of a Taninah experience based on this misconception. ...moreless
Staff have radio phone available to guests for emergencies only. Notify your provider about travel plans to Mexico. Service availability and quality will depend on provider and specific mobile device....moreless
I’m one of the luckiest bears around, and I’ve done quite a bit of traveling, but my recent trip to the ecologically-friendly Taninah in Playa del Carmen, Mexico was both more exciting and more relaxing than I could have imagined. The layout of the property was perfect for all the members of my group, with private guest houses for us to stay in, but plenty of places for us to congregate. The older bears enjoyed relaxing by the pool and hot tub, while the young cubs hid in the private cave and pretended like they were hibernating before sliding down the water slide into the crystal clear pool. The bear cubs were able to enjoy the in-ground trampoline, basketball court, treehouse, and sandbox, plus the game room, complete with pool table, ping pong, and air hockey, while the grown-up bears took advantage of the fitness center, library, putt putt course and driving range. One of the favorite activities for us bears of all ages was swinging down the zip-line on the property and letting the cool breezes whiz through our fur. Even if we never left the house, we would still “bearly” have enough time to take it all in!
Besides the exceptional amenities and the great location, what really set this vacation home apart from other homes we’ve stayed in are the owners and on-site staff. The homeowners have really taken care to preserve the natural surroundings while offering a completely unique experience for their guests. The staff is available to take care of your every need 24 hours a day from the very start of your trip.
When we’d arrive back at the house after a day of excursions the staff was waiting with cool washcloths on silver platters – we bears aren’t used to this kind of red-carpet treatment! After a full day, we would head into our dens for the night, and find that our beds were prepared with turn-down service. All in all, the availability of the staff and the privacy of the home made for the utmost in relaxation, yet the convenience to nearby activities and all the amenities at the property kept us on the go!
The VRBO Bear
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Xmas/N.Y avg p/p 10 guests
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
7 night min stay
Prez Day avg. p/p 10 guests
Feb 14 - Feb 21, 2015
7 night min stay
Easter avg. p/p 10 guests
Mar 29 - Apr 11, 2015
7 night min stay
4th of July avg. p/p 10 guests
Jun 27 - Jul 11, 2015
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Rates are based on 1 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
All reservation payments are non refundable. Please visit our web site for more details (property name.com)
Initial reservation deposit of $1,550 to secure dates. First 50% of reservation total due within 15 days of securing dates. Reservation balance payment due 60 days prior to arrival.
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Beaches & Beachcombing, Reefs, Mayan Ruins including Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza, Mayan Village of Pac Chen, Ecological Theme Parks such as Xcaret & Xel Ha, Ecological Biosphere, Si+ín Kaan, Scuba Diving, Cenote Diving, Harley Davidson Motorcycle Tours, ATV Jungle Tours, Yachting, Deep Sea Fishing, Marina, Fly Fishing, Swim with the Dolphins, Hidden Worlds - Cenotes, Golfing, Restaurant Dining, Birdwatching, Museums & much.
Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: My name is Marino in 1998 I began building in what I envisioned would become a family getaway set in the midst of a nearby pristine jungle. In 1999, I completed the first incarnation of Taninah. Over the course of 4 glorious years my family and I enjoyed Taninah as our private and secret retreat. During this time we continually added elements transforming Taninah into our version of paradise. In 2003, we decided to turn Taninah into the most unique vacation experience and exotic rental property in the Riviera Maya.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
In 1997 we decided to look for property in Mexico's famed Riviera Maya near Playa del Carmen. At the time, we lived in Playa and our initial intention was to buy a small parcel we could develop for a weekend home...a place we could go to escape from Playa del Carmen’s ever growing popularity and explosive growth. In October of 1998, despite the fact we still did not have an access road, we started clearing our property. This meant hiking nearly two miles through dense jungle on narrow surveyor's paths while carrying whatever tools and supplies were required to get the job done. Just eight months after the first underbrush was cleared, we finished the initial incarnation of our dream which included the Casa, basic landscaping and our original pool area. Over the years (guided by the desire to create the perfect, most ideal place for our own family) we have continually made improvements and added elements to Taninah. On the surface, we are certain that you and your family will enjoy our unique and exotic guest houses along with all the fun and exciting installations and amenities we've added; however, our deepest desire is that the natural beauty, peaceful atmosphere, and unforgettable ambiance of Taninah will revitalize your souls as it has ours. It is with great honor and pride we offer our private jungle retreat, our passion, our paradise to you and your family. Sincerely, The Tomacelli Family
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Taninah is truly incomparable, a singularly exceptional vacation experience you and your entire family will never forget.
The Casa is beautiful inside & out and just 1 of 5 guest houses on the property.
Fully equipped game room w/plenty of options to keep kids & adults entertained.
Interior of Cabaña furnished with 2 king beds
View of extensive grounds from pool-side lounge - tree house seen in distanace.
Pool-side where meals are served, guests lounge, & bar is located. Foto skewed
Private grotto on property complete with 30' underground water slide!
Taninah is ideal for extended family groups or multiple couples with kids.
Kids and toddlers padded playroom filled w/Gymboree equipment is enjoyed by all.
Romantic bedroom in one of five guest houses on the property.
Pool surrounded by kitchen & dining palapa where families tend to lounge.
View of Jacuzzi, duck pond, deck and grounds.
Pool-side dining and loung area overlooking extensive lawns and grounds.
Our 9-hole mini golf course will keep you & your family entertained for hours.
1 of 5 unique & charming guest houses at Taninah - none offered individually.
All bathrooms are clean, large, airy, ecologically friendly, and comfortable.
The tree house & sandbox...just one of many amenities on site.
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9 Bedroom / 6.5 Bathroom
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