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Zen Del Mar - Seven-Bedroom Beach-Front Luxury Villa on Jade Beach

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Villa Zen del Mar with its 66' pool and patio


Last updated: 04/30/2014

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:7.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Villa, 7 Bedrooms, 7.5 Baths, (Sleeps 18)

Zen del Mar – A Mayan red spacious 7,500 square foot Villa has SEVEN large King bedroom-suites with five Mayan-marble bathtubs. Architect Udi Saly and designer Liz Conover renovated Zen in 2014 adding two grand Penthouse suites. Celebrities and Sports stars return to Zen del Mar for its direct ocean front privacy and superior guest services.

Zen del Mar can comfortably accommodate 14 to 18 guests. Zen del Mar may also be rented with its adjacent Villa, Casa del Sol Naciente on Jade Bay for larger groups.

Both villas are located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Jade Bay is a private oasis of personal Villas and an easy beach walk into the town of Akumal.
Zen, a walled estate from the small street, welcomes you with its handmade double hardwood doors. One enters the Villa with its imposing stone archway highlighting a glass window that soars 35 feet for its picture perfect view of the Caribbean Sea. Zen del Mar captures all Ocean views by subtle elevation and angle plays so everyone has a room with a great ocean view. The Living room, with two couches, opens up to a large exterior patio adjacent to the 60 foot long swimmers swimming pool. A Palapa style structure sits above the pool for double private massages or a yoga practice. The Dining room, Granite Kitchen and one King bedroom en-suite are located on the first floor. There are two dining areas, one inside and a large al fresco patio table with its covered roof providing views of both the garden and the Sea.

Up the wooden handrail you will find a balcony overlooking the garden and four King Bedrooms with bathrooms and bathtubs en-suite. A large ocean front private balcony adjoins the bedrooms so you can enjoy your Mexican coffee from your wooden lounge chairs. As global nomads, the owners made sure that each bedroom has its own design personality and is beautifully appointed with fine European linens and towels. Enjoy the books, movies and accessories chosen from their travels around the world as these are seldom found in a beach house

Two King Penthouse bedrooms at 1000 sq. feet and 1500 sq. feet occupy the top floor. Each room has a panoramic view of the Ocean, bathroom en-suite with a Mayan bathtub, shower and Mayan hammocks.

Akumal in Mayan means place where the turtles are born and Jade is one of their favorite beaches. Zen del Mar has a swinging bed on ropes nestled under a Palapa at the oceans edge, it is a coveted spot for reading a book or an afternoon nap.

Staff includes daily maid service and pool cleaning and maintenance. Security. Additional services are available upon request at nominal charges: Chef Services, Van & Driver, Massage therapist, Yoga instruction, Sailing, Scuba Diving, and Tours of the Mayan ruins.

Keywords: 7-Bedrooms, Villa, Luxury, beach-front, direct-beach, ocean-front,
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2014

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 7500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 18
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

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


  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    En-suite bathroom and private exit to pool and patio...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    En-suite bathroom with bathtub + outdoor shower in balcony...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    En-suite bathroom and large balcony on the Caribbean Sea...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    En-suite bathroom with shower and large balcony...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king, 1 double

    En-Suite bathroom with large balcony ...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 king

    1,000 sq. ft. bedroom wiht soaring palapa and hand-made bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 king

    1,500 sq. ft. wiht two balconies and soaring palapa...moreless

  • Seven King size bedrooms - three with additional beds. All bed-linens are of highest quality 400+ thread count. All seven bedrooms are air-conditioned. Two roof suites are 1000 sq. ft. +. King beds (7), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib and high chair when needed....moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Two 2-person ocean kayaks, 5 complimentary one-hour massages with rental, refrigerator stocked with beverages upon arrival, complimentary breakfast daily and more. Villa is fully staffed. Villa Concierge will provide assistance with local activities such as scuba diving, cave diving, golf, tennis, restaurant reservations and any of the guests' needs....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Caves
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    High Quality 450 thread count ...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    unlimited complimentary use of wifi...moreless


  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Chef Services Provided Upon Request...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    (2) Expansive private balconies with loungers...moreless

  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    (3) Separate spa palapa for massages, rooftop bar palapa, beach-front palapa with swinging bed...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 10 traveler reviews
High Season .. Winter ....             $12,950/week.
Low Season ... Summer     ............ $ 9,950/week.
High Season  .. Winter........... .... $12,950/week.
President's Day & Thanksgiving Weeks .. $14,800/week.
Christmas & New Year ......... ........ $26,000/week.
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Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cancun International Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many in Akumal
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bahia Principe Golf Course
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 307 - private access road is 0.25 miles
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many in Akumal
1000 Miles
Nearest Ski
Far Far Away!
Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Nearest Beach
In front of the villa

Car: Recommended

Cave diving, scuba diving, archaeological Maya ruins.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We first came to Cancun as harried New York City executives seeking a weekend escape full of sun and sand. On each trip we drove further and further south, eventually falling in love with the area now called the Riviera Maya. Seeing a piece of property for sale on the beach, we used our dental floss to measure out the length of the site we wanted. We decided to buy it and proceeded to design and furnish our dream house. Since we both had demanding careers, we agreed to rent out our villa several times a year to a few friends. That was a decade ago. Since then, we have designed and built 10 other villas nearby for people who have similarly fallen under the Mayan spell. Many guests who have rented our villas have become friends — and then fellow villa owners themselves. As visitors and now part-year residents of this magical place, we are deeply committed to sustainable tourism. We are only too aware that in this place of great beauty, rich culture and natural wonder, many people struggle to make a living, and the environmental balance itself is threatened. The very name 'Akumal' means 'place of the turtles' — creatures that are, sadly in danger of extinction. .

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2014

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  • Villa Zen del Mar with its 66' pool and patio

    Villa Zen del Mar with its 66' pool and patio

  • Open-air Dining at Zen del Mar

    Open-air Dining at Zen del Mar

  • Luxury linens, pillow selection, view of the sea and decorator's touches around

    Luxury linens, pillow selection, view of the sea and decorator's touches around

  • Zen del Mar at sunset

    Zen del Mar at sunset

  • Zen del  Mar Spacious Living Room

    Zen del Mar Spacious Living Room

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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  • Calendar last updated 04/30/2014