Tankah Tropical Beachfront Getaway,Snorkel &Relax,Affordable!
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Tankah villa description
Un-plug, relax, and reconnect with family, friends and nature at Casa del Perro Feliz.
A favorite of many visitors to the Tankah area, Casa del Perro Feliz is a well appointed, and very comfortable beachfront villa. Located on quiet, security gated, Tankah Bay in the Mayan Riviera, this 3 Bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home, is available for rent to guests who also appreciate beauty, quality and nature.
Tucked into the curve of the bay, the villa is built amongst the palms and the indigenous trees on a half acre lot, behind a large, gated, stone wall. Casa del Perro Feliz has one of the larger lots on the bay with 99’ of beach frontage. The house is very comfortable and open, and has many windows with magnificent views. Our sand beach is quite private and is the perfect place to launch your kayak, go snorkel, or just take a dip in the warm Caribbean waters.
The culmination of many years of planning and dreams, the house is over 2400sq.ft. and features Mexican tile floors, Mahogany trim and doors, and a “cooks” kitchen with granite countertops and Bosch gas stove. The handmade, custom, dining room table seats 8 and the breakfast bar seats 3. If you don't feel like cooking, you can also have Maria, who is an excellent cook, prepare your breakfast or dinner for a very reasonable fee. In addition to our caretakers, Ulises and Maria, who live on-site in a separate house, our American property manager lives nearby on the bay.
All bedrooms have private baths, large closets and comfortable beds with Serta pillow-top mattresses, box springs and high TC cotton bed linens. The floor plan is very user friendly and all bedroom suites have their own baths and privacy. One bedroom is on the first floor, the other two are located on the second floor. The villa has marble and tile in the bathrooms, a second floor balcony and patio, and lots of windows in the house so you can take advantage of the beautiful views of the ocean and the sea breezes.
Designed to be environmentally friendly and not require air conditioning, the passive solar design, 9 1/2 ft. high ceilings, Hunter ceiling fans, and strategically placed, screened windows, provide soothing sea breezes along with views of the ocean and keep the house cool and comfortable. Enjoy the sound of the waves lapping on the shore, and the breezes rustling in the palm leaves instead of the hum of the air conditioner. Shaded by the native palm trees, the front of the house, and our palapa, are ideal spots for relaxing in one of the hammocks with a good book.
Casa del Perro Feliz has five Ocean Kayak brand kayaks and three bike shop quality bicycles for guests to use. We have found the kayaking and snorkeling in front of the villa is some of the best in the area. We see a multitude of various fish every time we snorkel including, Queen Angelfish, Permit, Trunk, and Parrot fish.
The rooftop features a large open area with a built-in sofa which seats 8, and has a million dollar view. Relax on the rooftop sofa with a Margarita or your favorite drink, and enjoy the stunning views of the turquoise Caribbean, and watch the indigenous birds and the sunset over the jungle. It is the perfect way to end a great day at the beach!
If you’ve never visited Tankah before, you’ll be delighted to see that it is a small community in between Tulum and Akumal which has nice beachfront homes, three small hotels with restaurants, and is situated on a quiet, sparkling bay, with white sand beaches. Kayak, bike or walk to Casa Cenote for a snack or a cervesa and a swim in the Cenote, or visit the Tulum Mayan Ruins, 8Kms. away. The options are all yours!
We have been visiting the area for over 25 years, and feel that Tankah offers the best of both worlds; nature & seclusion with nearby amenities such as shopping, restaurants and cultural sites. Casa del Perro Feliz has been the home away from home for many, many, satisfied guests. We have found that the volume of repeat guests is by far the best testimonial we could ask for! We invite you to visit Casa del Perro Feliz! For more information visit our website as listed below.
This is a NON-SMOKING house. Smokers are asked to smoke outside only. No smoking on the roof due to the materials used on the roof’s surface, or in the palapa due to it's flammable nature.
Keywords: Tankah, Villa, Beachfront, Tulum,
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Quiet, security gated community. Villa is steps from the ocean, the beach - sandy with normally calm waters, is great for snorkeling and kayaking. 5 Ocean Kayaks, incl. the Peek-A-Boo for reef viewing. Kayaks are for use INSIDE THE REEF ONLY. 2- Fuji MTN Bikes, 1-29'R MTN bike, Rooftop Observation Area, Great Birdwatching! Onsite Caretakers, Maid Service 6 days per week, Linens provided, incl. beach towels. Board games, Cellular Phone(with pre-paid phone cards available for purchase),stereo w/I-POD docking station, Purified Drinking Water supplied, Breakfasts and dinners can be prepared onsite for a nominal fee, plus food costs, American Property Manager nearby, Shaded Hammock areas - Hammocks provided, Walking distance to restaurants & Manatee Cenote, NO SMOKING IN HOUSE , ON ROOF, OR IN PALAPA...moreless
- CD Player
- Music Library
- Mobile Phone
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Massage Therapist
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Bird Watching
- Water Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Scuba Diving. Five Ocean Kayaks onsite with life jackets, three Bicycles for guests use, Deep Sea Fishing, Private Road for Jogging & Walking, Mayan Ruins, Cenotes, Golf nearby in Akumal and Puerto Aventuras, Great Bird & Wildlife Watching, On-site Massage Therapist available for an addtional fee....moreless
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Ann and Chuck, We must thank you again for providing a wonderful vacation for us through the rental of your home in Tankah. Last year we rode out Hurricane Wilma in the casa which proved to be a formidable opponent to the hurricane. This year was less exciting weather wise and we got to take in the sun, snorkel and kayak the bay, experience the "gathering" of the parrots in the jungle in back of the casa and just relax this time. We love the way you have preserved and respected the environment that surrounds your home, be it letting the iguanas feast upon your garden or the palm trees that stand where they have grown by themselves. Casa del Perro Feliz will always hold a special place in our hearts and memories! Shall we book a third time now?
- Guest Irene and Bobby (Old Bridge, NJ)
- Date of stay 11/01/06
- Review Submitted 11/10/06
My family and I stayed here for the Xmas/New Year's holiday and had an absolutely blissful time. The house is spacious and welcoming, and the caretakers were as sweet as can be. We hardly saw our neighbors, which meant we usually had a gigantic beach and reef to ourselves. Great restaurants in the area, but we hardly left this beautiful house.
- Guest Michael (United States)
- Date of stay 12/21/12
- Review Submitted 01/07/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.
My stay at Casa Del Perro Feliz
My stay at Casa Del Perro Feliz
I enjoyed a week with my sister, brother-in-law and nephew at Casa Del Perro Felez. I thought the house was fabulous. It was very nice and clean, and the beach was only a few steps away. Sometimes when you think you are going to stay on the beach, it ends up that you have to walk a quarter of a mile to get to it. Not so here. The beach was so close. I really enjoyed the fact that their were bikes and kayaks on the property to use. There are also a couple of restaurants within walking distance that we enjoyed. Maria cooked several dinners and a breakfast for us and the food was excellent. Another thing that was awesome was the rooftop area. I liked hanging out there and watching the sunset.
- Guest Lisa Bug (Clearwater, Florida)
- Date of stay 09/29/12
- Review Submitted 10/18/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.
Wonderful vacation spot!
Wonderful vacation spot!
My family of four stayed at Casa del Perro Feliz the first week of October. We had a wonderful time. The house is beautiful and in a great location. You are literally steps away from the water and have such a wonderful view from the backyard and rooftop. This was our first trip to this part of Mexico and there are so many things you can do. We stayed at the house most of the time but ventured out for a few activities. The caretaker's son Eder is a taxi driver and he drove us around all week. If you choose not to rent a car Eder can do airport pick up and drop offs too. His 5yr old daughter is so sweet. We met her on our trip to the grocery with Maria. We chose to do a day trip to Hidden Worlds and it was a lot of fun. I definitely recommend it. We also went to Yal Ku lagoon and snorkeled and it was amazing. You have to go there. Even though it rained on us at the lagoon it didn't stop us from having a great time. We brought our own picnic lunch and bought drinks. After the lagoon we headed over to the beach hoping to see some sea turtles -no such luck but I did see a huge stingray lying on the ocean floor. Maria cooked for us at the casa 3 nights and the food was terrific. We also ate multiple times at both restaurants that are within walking distance. I was pleased with both of them. This time of year is very slow and but we got excellent food and service. Back to the house. Although my husband wasn't too happy about it, I loved not having a television. We played rummy and poker and hung out on the rooftop in the evenings. With no a/c the upstairs was pretty warm the first couple of nights but it cooled down after we got a little rain. I love the balcony and rooftop and all of the hammocks. They definitely got some use the week we stayed. No matter how hot it was it was always cool in the shade where the 3 hammocks are located. We snorkeled and snorkeled and snorkeled. We found the best snorkeling at the intersection of Casa Caribbean Soul and the orange casa that is thee up from ours. We also used the kayaks and bikes on several occasions but just walking along the shoreline was a joy. We kayaked over to the Ceynote restaurant one day for drinks and snorkeled there. Pretty cool seeing the cave opening and all of the fish. Snorkeling, kayaks, and bikes are the reasons I chose Casa del Perro Feliz and I am very happy I did. All in all it was an excellent vacation. My biggest complaint is that the week went by way too quickly.
- Guest family from KY (Avaton, KY)
- Date of stay 09/29/12
- Review Submitted 10/11/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Our Family Vacation
Our Family Vacation
We are still in Aww about this trip!! Our safety, the service, staff, accomodations, cleanliness, views... exceeded far beyond our expectations! Special thanks to Marcos, Leydi, Maria, Ulises, Ered & his wife were amazing! They accomodated us with their warm hearts, respect & joy. Nearby activities we enjoyed were our own private beach cove for snorkeling, kayaking, down the street Cenote, bike riding, beaches, massage by the beach... A day full of activities such as ziplining, sky cycling, snorkeling, beautiful Cenotes... @ highly recommend "Hidden Worlds". "Blue Sky" was a delightful, convenient Restaurant walking distance from the house. The doggies @ the home were pleasant & gave much joy to our visit. Last but not least, special thanks to the Property Manager, Arlene & the Owner, Ann, who had quick responses to any question, needs, before, during & after our trip. Yes, we have highly recommended your home, Casa del Perro Feliz & will continue. Until we book again... Sincerely, La Familia Ponce
- Guest Ali (Murrieta, Ca)
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 07/13/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners, tourists without a car, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, people with disabilities.
A Piece of Paradise
A Piece of Paradise
My wife and I along with our 10 year old daughter stayed at Casa del Perro Feliz over the New Year with another couple and their two girls (ages 9 and 11). The house couldn't have been better suited for us and surpassed descriptions. With seperate bedroom suites everyone had plenty of room at night and the common areas were open and comfortable. Outside the grounds are beautifully maintained by Ulisses and Maria and really expand the living space. The girls loved the hammocks located under the palapa and the parents loved the chase lounges overlooking Tankah Bay. Speaking of Tankah Bay, it provided hours of snorkling and kayaking fun. (we saw lobsters, octopi, rays and tons of fish) Casa del Perro Feliz served as an excellent base for our many day adventures including trips to Akumal, Tulum, Sian Kaan and el Pariso beach. For day excursions, not having a rental car, we used Ulisses' friend Rueben for taxi service. Rueben was a real hit and never let us down, always offering great suggestions and taking us to fantastic local resturaunts and food stands. Within walking distance were a couple of nice casual resturaunts including Blue Sky. Also within walking distance is Manatee Cenote, which is a great and very affordable adventure. The water in the cenote is clear and fresh. Not to be forgotten was the kind service provided by Ulisses and Maria. They were very responsive and always helped us out with any questions or needs we had. We had Maria cook for us one night and it was great. Grilled fresh fish and her famous flan....We also enjoyed their dogs which were always well behaved and very sweet. The dogs really got a lot of attention from our daughters and always accompained us on our walks either on the road or on the beach. Our week at the Casa went by too fast and we were sad to say adios. We are ready to go back already and would certainly recommend the Casa to anyone including those with kids. On a closing note I would also like to say that the owners, Ann and Chuck, were superb and very helpful. Ann was very prompt with answering questions and made us very comfortable with the whole process.
- Guest Becky and Evan (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
- Date of stay 12/26/11
- Review Submitted 01/09/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners, tourists without a car, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
New England Visitor
New England Visitor
Our family spent 11 days at Casa del Perro Feliz over Christmas 2011 and we really enjoyed our vacation. The villa and its location on Tankah Bay, which we mostly had to ourselves, was wonderful. The water and snorkeling was terrific as were the views of the bay and star gazing from the balcony and roof top of the villa. The housekeeper Maria and her husband Ulises, were very attentive and took great care of us. The villa is very spacious and had all the comforts of home that we needed. In addition, the location was very convenient to Tulum's restaurants where we had many outstanding dinners. The villa could easily be called "house of the happy dogs and people" We would definitely consider a return to this special place!
- Guest NM (Massachusetts)
- Date of stay 12/15/11
- Review Submitted 01/07/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Comfortable, Tasteful and Relaxing
Comfortable, Tasteful and Relaxing
The first thing you notice when arriving at Casa del Perro Feliz is how wonderfully the house sits in harmony with its surroundings. Instead of playing the game of one-upmanship ("our house is more gargantuan than your house!"), the owners designed Casa del Perro Feliz to complement the site. Trees were preserved that not only lend to the aesthetics of the house but help to keep it cool. The colors are tasteful and tropical without being gaudy. The house is open and airy, constructed to take advantage of cross breezes that kept it cool even on the hottest afternoons we were there. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen well-equipped. Tankah is a great place in and of itself (the bay and access to the reef are about twenty paces from the patio door), and it's located within easy driving distance of Tulum, Akumal (another great snorkeling spot), and many other places. A cenote (a sinkhole where an underground river emerges) is close by for great, refreshing freshwater swimming. The Mexican caretakers are wonderfully attentive without being intrusive, and the local property manager is close by to take care of any problems (we had none). This, simply, is a great house for a vacation. And indeed, the dogs are happy!
- Guest JMB-NLY (Kalamazoo, MI)
- Date of stay 02/26/11
- Review Submitted 03/14/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Perfect! Just Perfect!
Perfect! Just Perfect!
We just got back from Tankah. It was just perfect. Since it's a review, I'll try to cover a few areas that usually raise questions when looking for a house. We were 6 adults with my 6 months old. The bedrooms : They are spacious and have lots of windows and 2 or 3 fans in each. Sleeping was not a problem...in fact it was great and cool, even without AC. Each bedroom has its own shower and toilet. The kitchen : When you need something in the kitchen, it is there. From spices to cookware...we didn't miss anything. The caretakers : Ulises and Maria were great. We had Maria cook for us (6$ per person) on 5 different nights and her food was amazing. Ulises went to the grocery to make sure we had everything for dinner. The house and the beach was clean daily. The backyard : When you look out the window from the house you see : Palm trees, sand and water. As we walk around on the beach and in the neighborhood we often told to ourselves that we had, by far, the nicest backyard in the area. More secluded, more shade areas and a better maintain beach. One must know that the bay is more of a snorkel area. So the sea bottom is rocky and you need water shoes the enjoy the bay. If you're looking for a sandy bottom, this might not be it. On the other hand, if you like to snorkel, it's close and really nice. Activities : If you want to get around, you probably need a rental car since it's cheap in mexico. Or taxis. Tulum ruins and the beach inside Sian Kaan reserve are among the must do. There is a cenote/lagoon that is great and beautiful just 5 min walk from the house. Highly recommended. We had one dinner at the Blue Sky restaurant (again walking distance). It was not good at all and way overpriced. 30$ US for a small spaghetti with overcook seafood. The owners : Easy and pleasant to deal with Ann. They made a booklet with all the informations you want to know. We sure hope we can go back!
- Guest Guboua (Montreal Canada)
- Date of stay 01/02/11
- Review Submitted 01/11/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, people with disabilities.
Happy Travelers at the House of the Happy Dogs
Happy Travelers at the House of the Happy Dogs
We loved our two weeks at Casa del Perro Feliz and appreciate all the owners have done to make the casa so special. Ullises and Maria, our on-site gardener and housekeeper, were incredibly helpful in spite of their limited English and our even more limited Spanish. Always available but inconspicuous, their kind assistance made for an enjoyable and comfortable stay. The house worked perfectly for our vacation; just big enough when everyone was in Tankah, each suite private enough and the social space more than adequate. We were down on the beachfront chairs by 6 a.m. every day and made good use of the palapa and outdoor, shady areas later in the day. It was wonderful to have so many choices of where to relax. The location on the bay is terrific...quiet, protected and beautiful. And there is plenty to do both in the 'neighborhood' and in the surrounding area. We had an adventure every day! The property owner's advance information and preparation for our trip was extraordinary. I plan a number of trips each year for myself and for several others so I'm very familiar with the booking process with private property owners. I ask a lot of questions and know what to watch for when I'm selecting a lodging facility. The amount of information these owners provided and the level of care is exceptional. I don't think I had to ask more than about 5 questions in advance of the trip, and the packets of info provided before our arrival, not just left in the house, gave us so much advance preparation I felt like we probably gained a day or two just in orientation to the property and the surrounding shopping, sights and activities. I found these owners have set the standard high for my future private home reservations. Everything from start to finish has handled professionally and with our vacation happiness at the forefront.
- Guest Shari T (Plymouth, MN)
- Date of stay 03/06/10
- Review Submitted 03/29/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.
High Season .... Jan. 02,2013 - Apr.30,2013 .. $2500/week* Mid Season ...... May 01, 2013 - Aug.31,2013... $2200/week* Low Season ..... Sept.1, 2013 - Oct.31,2013... $1650/week* Early Holiday.... Nov.1, 2013 - Dec.21,2013.. $2200/week* Holiday ........ Dec 21, 2013 - Jan 3, 2014 .. $4600/week* NON-SMOKING HOUSE *Rates based upon 6 person or less occupancy. 14% Tax not incl. Add $150/ each add. person* Max. occup.8 persons. $500.00 damage deposit required
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Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: We bought our land in 1999. After working on the land and learning about it we designed the house and had it built in 2003 and have been enjoying it ever since!
Why the Owner Chose Tankah:
We had been visiting this general area since the mid 1980's and found Tankah to have what we were looking for - a quiet area with astounding natural beauty, yet close to so many conveniences, attractions and places to visit and explore. We feel very fortunate to have a home in this magnificent area and enjoy sharing it with others who can also appreciate it.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
We love the quiet, natural beauty of our land and all of our trees, the bird watching, and our beautiful ocean and jungle views. We also love the great snorkeling and kayaking that we can do right in front of our own house, along with listening to the waves at night as they lull us to sleep.
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Open floorplan with living room, dining area, and kitchen
Well equipped kitchen with granite counter tops
Bedroom with king bed
1st floor bedroom-- can be twins or a king
A great place to relax and enjoy!
Take a break in the shade in our palapa
Relax at the end of the day on the roof
Take a break from the snorkeling and kayaking and relax!
Unbelievable views from the rooftop
Living room with great views of ocean
2nd floor bedroom with balcony
Upper hallway with futon and balcony
Built within the trees
Great Birdwatching at the villa!
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