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Taninah...Featured on Extreme Homes & Amazing Vacation Homes

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The Casa is beautiful inside & out and just 1 of 5 guest houses on the property.

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Last updated: 08/25/2014
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Taninah is a fully staffed, ecologically friendly private jungle retreat.
ideally suited for multiple couples traveling with or without kids, multi-generational families, family reunions, weddings and/or parties looking for an exotic venue to celebrate other special occasions.

Taninah offers five unique and charming guest houses, incredible installations, and incomparable amenities.

Taninah can accommodate up to 35 guests and is only offered in its entirety to one group at a time.

Our guest houses are never offered for rent individually.

Five of the Taninah's ten 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.

Helpful, friendly, and attentive on-site Mayan staff provide meal service, daily maid service, maintain and clean grounds, lounge areas, and kitchen. Our on-site staff is available 24/7 to assist you with any need that might arise during your Taninah experience.

Off-site property manager for daily support, assistance, and concierge services also available 24/7.

Our nightly, per person rates depend upon specific reservation dates and the number of guests (ages 6 and older at the time of travel) in your party.

Generally speaking, our standard, non-holiday nightly rate falls between $100 and $165 USD per person per night.

Children under age 6 (at the time of travel) stay free of charge.

Seven night reservation rates include round trip ground transportation, private Mayan Chef preparing up to three exceptional daily meals (including cost of food), a starter beverage package, minimum staff gratuities and taxes.

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,

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Guest House

          Meals

              • Catering Available

              Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included
              • Daily Maid Service
              • Massage
              • Private Chef
              • Concierge
              • Staff

              Suitability

              • Nude Beach
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35, Beds for 30-35

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              • Detached Unit

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              • King size beds (8) La Casa is furnished with one king bed and one double bed. Additional beds may be arranged downstairs and/or upstairs.
 
 La Quinta is furnished with two king beds and two double futons. 
 
 La Casita is furnished with one king and one queen bed.
 
 La Cabaña is furnished with two king beds.
 
 El Bungalow Is furnished with two king beds on the first floor and two queen beds in the loft.
 
 The Library is furnished with three double futons.
 
 The Multipurpose Room is furnished with two double futons.
 
 We also have additional individual and double beds, two cribs, and various air mattresses that can be placed as needed.
 
 In some cases, we are able to re-arrange beds in different locations to better accommodate your needs.
 
 , Queen size Beds (3) La Casa is furnished with one king bed and one double bed. Additional beds may be arranged downstairs and/or upstairs.
 
 La Quinta is furnished with two king beds and two double futons. 
 
 La Casita is furnished with one king and one queen bed.
 
 La Cabaña is furnished with two king beds.
 
 El Bungalow Is furnished with two king beds on the first floor and two queen beds in the loft.
 
 The Library is furnished with three double futons.
 
 The Multipurpose Room is furnished with two double futons.
 
 We also have additional individual and double beds, two cribs, and various air mattresses that can be placed as needed.
 
 In some cases, we are able to re-arrange beds in different locations to better accommodate your needs.
 
 , Double Beds (1) La Casa is furnished with one king bed and one double bed. Additional beds may be arranged downstairs and/or upstairs.
 
 La Quinta is furnished with two king beds and two double futons. 
 
 La Casita is furnished with one king and one queen bed.
 
 La Cabaña is furnished with two king beds.
 
 El Bungalow Is furnished with two king beds on the first floor and two queen beds in the loft.
 
 The Library is furnished with three double futons.
 
 The Multipurpose Room is furnished with two double futons.
 
 We also have additional individual and double beds, two cribs, and various air mattresses that can be placed as needed.
 
 In some cases, we are able to re-arrange beds in different locations to better accommodate your needs.
 
 , Twin or Single Beds (5) La Casa is furnished with one king bed and one double bed. Additional beds may be arranged downstairs and/or upstairs.
 
 La Quinta is furnished with two king beds and two double futons. 
 
 La Casita is furnished with one king and one queen bed.
 
 La Cabaña is furnished with two king beds.
 
 El Bungalow Is furnished with two king beds on the first floor and two queen beds in the loft.
 
 The Library is furnished with three double futons.
 
 The Multipurpose Room is furnished with two double futons.
 
 We also have additional individual and double beds, two cribs, and various air mattresses that can be placed as needed.
 
 In some cases, we are able to re-arrange beds in different locations to better accommodate your needs.
 
 , Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2) We have two baby cribs...please bring your own linen., Sleep Sofa or Futons (7) La Casa is furnished with one king bed and one double bed. Additional beds may be arranged downstairs and/or upstairs.
 
 La Quinta is furnished with two king beds and two double futons. 
 
 La Casita is furnished with one king and one queen bed.
 
 La Cabaña is furnished with two king beds.
 
 El Bungalow Is furnished with two king beds on the first floor and two queen beds in the loft.
 
 The Library is furnished with three double futons.
 
 The Multipurpose Room is furnished with two double futons.
 
 We also have additional individual and double beds, two cribs, and various air mattresses that can be placed as needed.
 
 In some cases, we are able to re-arrange beds in different locations to better accommodate your needs.
 
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              Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                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

              • Washing Machine:

                We are more than happy to take guest laundry to a local Laundromat for washing and return to Taninah when ready (usually 24 hours). Please ask us for details. ...moreless

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                We are more than happy to take guest laundry to a local Laundromat for washing and return to Taninah when ready (usually 24 hours). Please ask us for details. ...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

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              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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              • Parking Off Street:

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              • Linens Provided:

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              • Towels Provided
              • Fitness Room / Equipment
              • Parking
              • Garage
              • Iron & Board
              • Fireplace

              Other Amenities

                  • Property has a truly spectacular cenote (grotto) complete with a 30ft, underground water slide, swimming pool, eight-person Jacuzzi, gym/exercise/yoga room, game room with pool table, board games, dart board, lawn games & more, basketball half-court, lawn volleyball court, 9-hole miniature golf course, in-ground trampoline, large padded playroom for toddlers & children filled with Gymboree equipment, tree house, sand box, zip line, duck pond, walking trails, horseshoe court, 24/7 onsite staff & much, much more. Additional amenities include fenced & gated property, onsite 24/7 staff, covered garage, bonfire pit, multiple hammocks, ceiling fans, all linens, Iron & Board, 3 TVs & 3 VCR/DVD players, 300+ DVD movie titles, toys and games for kids & adults, external sound system for iPod, telescope, binoculars and more....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Game Room
                  • Games
                  • Piano
                  • Toys
                  • Video Games
                  • VCR
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • DVD Player
                  • Pool Table
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Video Library
                  • Television
                  • Foosball
                  • Air Hockey

                  Communications

                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Telephone

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool
                  • Sauna
                  • Hot Tub
                  • Jacuzzi

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Bicycles
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Balcony
                  • Gazebo

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Adventure

                  Location & View

                      • Resort

                      Activities

                      • Theme Parks
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Parasailing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Spelunking
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Shopping
                      • Restaurants
                      • Zoo
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Pond
                      • Rain Forests
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Water Parks
                      • Coin Laundry
                      • Reefs
                      • Ruins
                      • Waterfalls
                      • Caves
                      • Cinemas
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Walking
                      • Boating
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shelling
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Basketball Court
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 5
                      from 5 traveler reviews
                      Just one of the cozy inviting rooms at Taninah 09/29/2008

                      VRBO Bear stayed here:


                      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!

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                      Nightly p/person rates depend on specific dates & number of guests in your party.
                      Non-holiday rates range between $100 and $165 USD per person per night.
                      Fully staffed property includes off-site property manager/concierge.
                      Rates include cook preparing up to 3 meals per person per day including
                      cost of food. Seven-night reservations also include r/t ground transportation &
                      starter beverage package. Taxes included in all rates.
                      Please contact us for specific rate quote based on your desired dates and party
                      dynamics.  Children under age 6 (at time of travel) stay free of charge.
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Last updated: 08/25/2014
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                      Location

                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Cancun International Airport
                      13 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Playa del Carmen
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Main Highway
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      beach
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant

                      Car: Recommended

                      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.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1997

                      About the owner: My name is Marino and along with my wife Kathy, daughter Alana, and two sons, Anastazi and Kiani we created and operate Taninah. In the Mayan language, “Taninah” loosely translates to “first home.” It seemed the perfect name, as we were the first to build a home in the pristine virgin Mayan jungle. Taninah started out as our private family weekend retreat. The more time we spent on our property, the more we liked it and the more we developed it. In creating Taninah we were very mindful and respectful. Our simple goal was to enhance the natural beauty of this magical place with as little impact as possible. Ultimately, we limited development to just 2.5 % of our property’s total surface area. We purposefully utilized naturally present and renewable material whenever possible. In an effort to be as ecologically responsible as possible, we also incorporated the use of solar energy, built zero discharge composting toilets, utilize energy efficient lights and appliances, compost organic kitchen and garden waste, and recycle as much paper, plastic, aluminum and glass waste as possible. After years of enjoying Taninah as our private retreat, it seemed a natural transition for us to offer Taninah as a rental property so others could enjoy it as much as we do. Taninah is the most unique vacation experience and exotic rental property in the Riviera Maya. In addition, guests can feel great about supporting an environmentally responsible, low impact resort helping sustain this beautiful region of Mexico for generations to come.

                      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 that Kathy, Alana, Anastazi, Kiani, and I offer our private jungle retreat, our passion, our paradies 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.


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                      • The Casa is beautiful inside & out and just 1 of 5 guest houses on the property.

                        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.

                        Fully equipped game room w/plenty of options to keep kids & adults entertained.

                      • Interior of Cabaña furnished with 2 king beds

                        Interior of Cabaña furnished with 2 king beds

                      • View of extensive grounds from pool-side lounge - tree house seen in distanace.

                        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

                        Pool-side where meals are served, guests lounge, & bar is located. Foto skewed

                      • Private grotto on property complete with 30' underground water slide!

                        Private grotto on property complete with 30' underground water slide!

                      • Taninah is ideal for extended family groups or multiple couples with kids.

                        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.

                        Kids and toddlers padded playroom filled w/Gymboree equipment is enjoyed by all.

                      • Romantic bedroom in one of five guest houses on the property.

                        Romantic bedroom in one of five guest houses on the property.

                      • Pool surrounded by kitchen & dining palapa where families tend to lounge.

                        Pool surrounded by kitchen & dining palapa where families tend to lounge.

                      • View of Jacuzzi, duck pond, deck and grounds.

                        View of Jacuzzi, duck pond, deck and grounds.

                      • Pool-side dining and loung area overlooking extensive lawns 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.

                        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.

                        1 of 5 unique & charming guest houses at Taninah - none offered individually.

                      • All bathrooms are clean, large, airy, ecologically friendly, and comfortable.

                        All bathrooms are clean, large, airy, ecologically friendly, and comfortable.

                      • The tree house & sandbox...just one of many amenities on site.

                        The tree house & sandbox...just one of many amenities on site.

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