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Stunning 3 Bdr Beachfront Paradise, Chic & Relax

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Last updated: 08/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Tankah villa description

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We offer a spacious, and unique home on the beach with three separate en suite guest bedrooms. Two bedrooms have a king size bed, the third one has two twin beds with canopy. They all are tucked away for privacy. Each has its own bathroom and deck or patio and enjoys a full view of the Caribbean. Situated on over 80 feet (25 meters) of quiet beachfront with hammocks swinging from the palapa. It is the ideal location to relax, snorkel, or explore the Riviera Maya.

Located an hour and a half south of Cancun, minutes from Tulum, Tankah Bay is a small paradise. Our private access beach road has 24-hour security. Quiet and very safe while amenities are easily accessible on foot or in a ten-minute car ride.

We designed a house where everyone can enjoy the spacious common areas and yet retire to their room for complete privacy. Each bedroom has ample closet space, a safe and a high quality Hunter fan.

As you enter the house you are stunned by the view of the Caribbean and the expansive ground floor.

You will take in the dramatic, circular living room with custom designed palapa (thatched) roof. A series of French doors open to the beach, yet the living room retains privacy. To the left is the light-filled dining room, with large French doors, which extends outside to a furnished patio.

Conveniently, the well-equipped kitchen is directly adjacent to the living room, making entertaining a delight. It features black granite counter tops, All-Clad cookware and all major appliances. A central island is the perfect place for a quick snack or to gather cooks and guests. From the kitchen you may look out to the water or turn around and face the luxurious garden.

On the opposite side is the beach level master suite, with a king size bed, private bathroom and a deep blue tiled shower. A sliding door connects this shower to a protected outside shower. The room’s French doors open to a patio with a hanging hammock and lounge chairs.

As you wind up the circular stairway you reach the wide-open second floor landing with an interior balcony overlooking the living room. On each side is a bedroom. The master suite has a king size bed, a private furnished shaded deck, a private bathroom with two sinks and a white and green tiled garden shower with local plants.

The other bedroom has two canopied twin size beds, a private furnished shaded deck, and a turquoise tiled bathroom. Each bedroom has ample closet space, a safe and a high quality Hunter fan.

The second floor stairway takes you to the roof where you can enjoy views of Tankah Bay, the jungle, or you can watch the ospreys and pelicans dive. You may also enjoy the sunset with a Margarita in hand or make it your private sunbathing area.

On the garden side of the house is a palapa covered outside kitchen with a wood table, gas barbecue, sink and counter space. You will have easy access from the kitchen door. It is an ideal place to cook any time of day.

Villa Mariposa is tastefully decorated with local artifacts, well maintained, and in excellent condition. All the woodwork (furniture, windows, doors, closets etc.) in the house is handcrafted of mahogany, giving the house a warm comfortable yet sophisticated atmosphere. Throughout the house the floor is “conchuela”, a 42 million years old fossil stone from the Yucatan. We carefully designed the house to provide views, natural ventilation, privacy and large living areas. From any room – even your shower! - You can enjoy the changing shades of the Caribbean.

From the white sand beach just footsteps away you may swim, snorkel, or take the two kayaks on the bay. You will love sunbathing in hammocks and lounge chairs, or enjoy the ocean view sitting under the shady beach palapa.

Our caretakers, Luis and Nery, live on site in a separate home on the property. They provide five day a week maid and gardening service. They can prepare delicious Mexican meals for an additional fee.

The villa is located between Akumal and Tulum, offering the convenience of shops and entertainment while staying on a quiet secluded and safe beach. We are steps away from 2 restaurants and swimming at the magical Manatee Cenote (swimming hole).

We are only a 10-minute drive to restaurants, shops, Tulum ruins, and other gorgeous beaches (Sian Kaan). Coba ruins are a 45 minute drive, Valladolid, a small colonial town, is a wonderful day trip and famous Chichen Itza is a 3 hour excursion. The region is renowned for its fly-fishing opportunities. We have spotted bonefish in our own bay!

Villa Mariposa is a quiet, peaceful sanctuary surrounded by extraordinary beauty where you will have an easy and relaxing tropical vacation.



Keywords: Beach House, Beachfront Home, Villa, Casa, Romantic, Kids friendly, Couples, Friends, Views, On the water.

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included
              • Massage
              • Private Chef
              • Staff

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Roof is made of palm fringes, absolutely no smoking inside....moreless

              • Pets Considered
              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                some steps to get in the house, wooden ramp can be installed. Ground floor bedroom. ...moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • 24 Hour Security, Cenote Swimming Nearby (Fresh Water Inlet), 2 Kayaks with Life Jackets, Local Cell Phone Allows International Calls (Purchase a Pre-Paid Phone Card), Purified Drinking Water Provided. And the service of our wonderful caretakers. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library:

                    Universal plug into main stereo system for iPod and MP3 players. ...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    We have DVDs, mostly classic and family movies....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    Beautiful sandy beach just steps from the house. No neighbors to the south and very quite to the north offers peaceful and private beach area....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided:

                    High thread count sheets, cotton and wool blankets. No synthetic....moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Mexican cell phone, need to purchase a calling card....moreless

                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    Home cooked meals by Mayan couple...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Local coffee and filters provided...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    All Clad pots and Pans...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Ample supply of dishes and utensils...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Granite counter top and beautiful lay out. Toaster oven, blender, coffee pot, etc....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Staples provided, salt, pepper, rice mayo. Bottled water....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Each bedroom has a deck with full view of the Caribbean. ...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Patio covering the width of the house on ground floor, and ground floor bedroom. Water views...moreless

                  • Gazebo:

                    Palapa on the beach with hammocks and beach chairs...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    2 sea kayaks...moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer Season
                      Aug 16 - Nov 21, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $264
                      $1,850
                      Winter Season
                      Nov 22 - Dec 19, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $336
                      $2,350
                      Holidays
                      Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,100
                      High Season
                      Jan 3 - Apr 24, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $336
                      $2,350
                      Spring Season
                      Apr 25 - Aug 15, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $279
                      $1,950
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $330

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                      • Pet Fee $50
                      • Tax Rate 19%

                      Notes:

                      NON SMOKING HOUSE- NO SMOKING IN HOUSE, ON ROOF OR IN PALAPA

                      Rates Based on 6 person or fewer occupancy.

                      Sat. to Sat. rental, contact owner if different arrival and departure days are needed.

                      50% deposit required at time of booking. USD 400.00 refundable damage deposit required with final payment


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                      Last updated: 08/22/2014
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                      Location

                      70 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Cancun
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Casa Cenote and Blue Sky
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Playa del Carmen (to Cozumel)
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Playa del Carmen
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      307
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Casa Cenote & Blue Sky
                      Tankah
                      Nearest Beach
                      ON the beach

                      Car: Recommended

                      Fly Fishing, Scuba and Cave Diving from Dive Shop in the next Bay (They Also Offer Scuba Certification), Bird Watching, Mayan Ruins of Tulum, Muyil and Coba, Dos Ojos Hidden World's Cenotes (Featured in National Geographic),15 Minutes North: Akumal Beach, Xel-Ha Park, 20 Minutes South: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (World Heritage Site), 2 Restaurants Within Walking Distance, X-Small Grocery Store.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1998

                      About the owner: We are a bilingual, bi-cultural family who loves to come back to Tankah. Our first child started coming here when she was 2 years old, the youngest one made her first trip at 10 months! Now in College our daughter keeps coming back to this quiet paradise. They both learned scuba diving in our Bay. We live in San Francisco and we come to Villa Mariposa as often as possible. We love to share our home with friends and family. It has a magical effect on our souls and brings our family together.

                      Why the Owner Chose Tankah:
                      After coming back year after year to the Riviera Maya, we purchased the land in 1998. We spent time studying the climate and the location. In 2001 we built a home where materials were sourced locally. The house is perfectly adapted to the land and climate. Every aspect of the house has been carefully thought through. We take pride in its original design and unexpected features.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      We love the peace, surrounding natural beauty and the people. The water is warm, the snorkeling wonderful and the birds put on a show every day. For our daily exercise, we go swimming in Manate Cenote - a fresh water inlet-. Early morning, you'll have it to yourself and see the tiny needle fish, wild orchids, crabs etc.. Later in the afternoon you can watch the birds returning for the night and listen to their calls. You can take the kids on a kayak in the Bay or on the cenote. Children can play safely on the beach or at the water's edge. When you've had enough relaxing you can go explore the ruins, other beaches and even go on an inland day trip. There is always something or nothing to do!


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                      Speaks: english, french, spanish

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                      Photos

                      • Beachfront

                        Beachfront

                      • Welcome to Villa Mariposa!

                        Welcome to Villa Mariposa!

                      • Fully equipped kitchen with tropical garden in the back

                        Fully equipped kitchen with tropical garden in the back

                      • Kitchen bar and dining room and the Caribbean...

                        Kitchen bar and dining room and the Caribbean...

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • Deck, and sea, and hammock...

                        Deck, and sea, and hammock...

                      • Double mahogany vanity and tropical shower.

                        Double mahogany vanity and tropical shower.

                      • Deck over the beach, tropical shower, and room

                        Deck over the beach, tropical shower, and room

                      • Private deck overlooking the Caribbean.

                        Private deck overlooking the Caribbean.

                      • Steps to the tanning / viewing roof.

                        Steps to the tanning / viewing roof.

                      • View from a room

                        View from a room

                      • Relax under the palapa, enjoy the changing shades of the Caribbean.

                        Relax under the palapa, enjoy the changing shades of the Caribbean.

                      • The view from your room

                        The view from your room

                      • Outdoor kitchen and BBQ

                        Outdoor kitchen and BBQ

                      • Open living room with lots of cushions!

                        Open living room with lots of cushions!

                      • Large sofa

                        Large sofa

                      • Master bedroom, king size bed, ground floor level

                        Master bedroom, king size bed, ground floor level

                      • Main door and steps to the second level.

                        Main door and steps to the second level.

                      • Canopy twin beds, upstairs bedroom

                        Canopy twin beds, upstairs bedroom

                      • Master Bedroom upstairs and tropical shower.

                        Master Bedroom upstairs and tropical shower.

                      • Imagine: You, relaxing on the deck ...

                        Imagine: You, relaxing on the deck ...

                      • Imagine reading a book, relaxing, dining while watching the changing sea.

                        Imagine reading a book, relaxing, dining while watching the changing sea.

                      • Manate Cenote, yours to swim and explore...

                        Manate Cenote, yours to swim and explore...

                      VRBO #295183

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                      Date last modified - Thursday, October 23, 2014

                      $264 - $586 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english, french, spanish
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