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Beachfront Villa in Soliman Bay with 2 BR, loft, 3 BR, swimming pool, caretaker

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Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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About the property

Private beach house located directly on the white sandy beach of Soliman bay

Authentically designed and beautifully maintained private Beachfront Vacation property near Tulum on pristine and coveted Soliman Bay! These beaches are rated in the top 10 in the world protected by the worlds second largest coral reef.

Newly remodeled with high end, hotel quality mattresses, linens, curtains, towels, , swimming pool, beautiful gardens, full time staff, secure parking, free wifi, lots of extras!


Two air conditioned King Master Suites & Upstairs Loft with 2 twin beds. Kitchen, Great Room, patio.


3 Studio Apartments and 1, 1 bedroom suite

Rent Separately or as a group. All with full kitchens and patio or terrace dining.

Casa Playa Maya is perfect and the most popular family vacation spot on the Riviera Maya!

All rentals include: BBQ, Beach Chairs & Palapas, Kayaks, Daily Housekeeping, free WiFi, Parking

Private and secure gated community, a world apart yet just 10 minutes to both Tulum and Akumal on the Riviera Maya.


Casa Playa Maya is a wonderful Beachfront Villa located about halfway between Tulum and Akumal, Mexico on the Riviera Maya. Soliman Bay is protected by the second largest coral reef in the world for great snorkeling and abundant sea life.

This area is world famous for eco-tourism and Soliman Bay is noted for bird watching, especially in the large mangrove preserve adjacent. Less than 10 minutes from shopping and dining. Book your magical tropical getaway today.

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Ashley Hildreth
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, spanish, italian, Catalan
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017

About Ashley Hildreth

I grew up traveling. After spending several years in NYC, I relocated to tiny Tulum to enjoy the good life. Here I set up my property management business and started my family.

I'm the property manager and am happy to share your vacation with you. My staff and I do everything we can to make sure your time here is a relaxing, unforgettable experience. We can help arrange special requests before your stay, such as airport transportation or grocery shopping. We work with the staff on site to assist with anything you need during your stay. Our office is conveniently located in Tulum town, but we look forward to greeting you at the beach house.

I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family, exploring, and a good road trip.

We look forward to seeing you down here soon and sharing some of our insider secrets with you.

Ashley Hildreth purchased this villa in 1997

Why Ashley Hildreth chose Quintana Roo

Casa Playa Maya was developed in the PRIME location - protected in the centre of this reef-fringed, protected bay. Soliman Bay is still largely undiscovered so the beach is never crowded.

Year round you will enjoy gentle cool sea breezes, white, sandy beaches and warm water temperatures.

It's the perfect location for private holidays, family gatherings or weddings.

This is a kids paradise, better than Summer Camp we are told by lots of kids and parents too!

Abundant sea life. Come swim with the turtles.

What makes this villa unique

The Soliman Bay area is filled with attractions from Chichen Itza, Coba, Tulum, and Cozumel with ancient ruins and excellent diving and snorkeling. Soliman Bay is considered a world class beach with powder sand and reef-protected snorkeling. Nearby you will find world class dining.

Other day trips can include other local attractions such as: Xel-Ha Eco Park (4 km) and Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve (12 km), and Trent Jones 36 hole golf course (10 km). Full concierge services are available throughout your visit.

Casa Playa Maya is your affordable base for your family or group exploration of this still largely undiscovered paradise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have to say this is one of the best vacation rentals I have ever stayed in! The property managers made you feel incredibly welcome and well taken care of for our entire stay. The location was perfect, right on the beach in Soliman bay, which was a little slice of Heaven. We had full access to all beach amenities you would need- kayaks, beach chairs, both shade and sun, paddle boards and snorkel equipment. It was the ideal place for families with small children as it made our beach vacation effortless. We loved every minute and are already planning to go back. Highly recommended!
Dec 2016
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Beachfront Villa in Soliman Bay with 2 BR, loft, 3 BR, swimming pool, caretaker
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Perfect Mellow Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Playa Maya for a week. The house was comfortable and the beach was uncrowded and peaceful. The house was exactly as seen in the pictures and the beds were very comfortable. Everything was clean and the very friendly caretakers are there for any questions or needs. The beach was wonderful, hardly any people and those that lived there were easy going. The water was beautiful, super clear and great for swimming. The shoreline has some rocks, coral and reef grass so water shoes would be helpful. The snorkeling was best as you get closer to the reef break. You can swim or take the paddle boards or kayaks that are always available and in great condition. We saw sea turtles every day, found conch shells, saw a sting ray and colorful fish near the reef. The restaurant down the beach is an easy walk, has great seafood (amazing ceviche) and a perfect atmosphere with tables under the palms by the water. You can go in your bathing suit. We stayed at the house with my college age kids and my mom and we were all very happy at the house. The local Cenotes are really cool to explore and the downtown Tulum is 8 minutes away by car and a fun place to eat and shop. Everyone is really friendly and we always felt safe, even at night. In fact, Lois the caretaker found my mom's necklace and contacted us for its return - we never used the safe in the house. The only small complaint we had at the house is that the water pressure in both showers was really low, but it was hot :) They provide fresh drinking water. We really enjoyed our stay and would go back again, everyone involved in the rental was honest and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best spot on the bay for a fabulous beach vacay!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 10 (2 families, 8 kids ages 4-17) just had the best vacation at Casa Playa Maya (CPM) and an adjacent casita. We will definitely be back! Over the years I've rented a home in Playacar (now hyper expensive and crowded), a condo on Half Moon Bay (N Akumal, now also very crowded and beach access can be difficult, IF you want to fight the seaweed invasion), and a home on Jade Bay (S Akumal, very pricey and the rocky beach access means you have to go elsewhere to enjoy that); CPM outshines them all.

First, location, location, location... Casa Playa Maya is in an ideal spot on Soliman Bay--right in the center with direct access to calm, clear, warm turquoise water and incredible snorkeling. We saw turtles, rays, eels, and too many species of colorful fish to count. We were in the water or on it the whole time. The seaweed invasion plaguing the area this year is barely noticeable at CPM, while the mansions at the ends of the bay (particularly south) are inundated with the stinky stuff. Hardworking caretakers raking and hauling simply can't keep up.

Second, you couldn't ask for more diligent, attentive, and kind caretakers. Pedro meticulously cleaned the beach and grounds early each morning, and cut coconuts from the trees for the kids to enjoy. Lidia's cooking is incredible--don't miss her mixed seafood ceviche and guacamole. We enjoyed it with dinner on arrival after a long travel day, and had her prepare it again a couple days later for our happy hour. She also does dishes and makes beds, cleans baths, and most importantly, gets the sand out of the house daily. Bill, the owner, is SO helpful, laid back, and accommodating--his one-page rental agreement is a true testament to his nature to keep things simple, as well as the trust he has in his visitors.

The home is cozy, comfortable, clean, and well maintained. It's a beach bungalow, not fancy by any means but has everything one needs for a comfortable stay that provides the optimal beach experience. I love the local architecture and how the home blends in with the area; our kids thought it was SO cool to sleep in the loft right under the palapa. Kitchen is well equipped. Internet is mostly reliable. The bedrooms are air conditioned and HUGE, with great patios and fridges. Inflatables available to accommodate any sleeping arrangement. There is no "common" bath though, so everyone has to use the ones in the bedrooms.

We simply loved it and can't wait to return. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anna for your kind review! We really enjoyed hosting your group and do hope that you will come back soon. Cheers, BIll
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Aliso Viejo, CA United States

Tropical Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My sister's family (2 adults, 4 children) and my family (2 adults, 2 small boys) rented Casa Playa Maya for five days in March 2015. We rented the main house and one casita. This property is not luxurious, but it is exactly what you need for one of the best vacations you will ever have. Not only is the house charming and comfortable, but it is situated in the exact perfect location in Soliman Bay. Walked along Soliman Bay and saw many more extravagant houses unfortunately situated on stinky parts of the beach where the dead seaweed washed ashore, or with rocky beach areas that were unsuitable for any fun directly from the beach. We snorkeled daily, saw wonderful and amazing underwater scenes of life! Turtles, rays, fish of all kinds, gigantic sea fans, conch, hermit crabs, needlefish, and so much more! You literally can walk into the water and within 20 feet from shore you can explore coral outcroppings. If you are more adventurous, take a sea kayak out a few more hundred yards. The entire bay is protected by a barrier reef. The house is conveniently situated outside of Tulum and minutes from Xel-Ha, another natural wonder. Lydia and her husband are wonderful caretakers and will cook for you, for an extra charge. They clean daily and will get you fresh coconut from the trees right on property. My boys were in the water all day every day and absolutely loved this house, as did I! There is something magical about the sun down here - it warms you to the very core. And Casa Playa Maya is the perfect place to soak it in.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had a wonderful time hosting your getaway and hope to do it again. Thanks for choosing Casa Playa Maya and for this fine review. Next time, giant squid? No, I don't think so. Cheers, Bill
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Brooklyn, NY

What a Wonderful Week!

  • 5 of 5

I and 10 friends/family had the pleasure of staying at Casa Playa Maya for my 40th birthday. Each day, someone in my group hugged me and thanked me for organizing our trip to this utterly perfect spot. It had the perfect balance of the beach to relax or do activities, a casual property that we immediately felt at home in and the most incredible staff. Every day we woke early to watch the sunrise and each night we looked at the stars. Lidia cooked us amazing meals and we had plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day! The property is absolutely pristine and I couldn't believe how affordable it was for what we got.

Future guests, please treat Bill, Lidia and Pedro well for us. They are spectacular hosts and we can't wait to return. Thank you all for making my birthday trip a dream come true!!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We everyday should be your birthday! We love happy guests and do hope that you will return. Thanks for taking the time to write this review! Cheers, Bill
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Poit Pleasant Beach, NJ

Great visit !!!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Senor Bill,

What a great visit, the house was wonderful and the bay was peaceful and just what we needed. We will be back in the future, it was good to get away.

Tanks again for all you did yo make our stay perfect. Please give our best to Lidia and Pedro

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always LOVE IT, when our Dear Friends from Jersey COME TO VISIT! DO COME BACK SOON. Next TINE, free shrimp!
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Santa Fe, NM

Snorkeling, reef, private... the best!

  • 5 of 5

Our second trip to this magical spot. The folks that were leaving as we arrived were so sorry to go, already making their own plans to return.

This is that kind of place, you feel it when you get here and it stays with you when you get home.

Beautiful, relaxing, completely equipped, clean and ready to make you feel right at home.

Of course that assumes that you can feel at home on a pristine and nearly private Caribbean beach with the pelicans winging through the sunrise sky as you sit on the coral sand with your morning coffee.

Said it before and saying it again... I will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Anne, we do try to make each guest visit a memorable one. Come back anytime as you and your friends and family are always honored guests. Thanks also or the Zip line videos, it seems the girls had a blast hanging upside down speeding across the jungle! Do come back.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Sahara Cafe or stroll up beach Chamicos Fish Shack
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bahia Principe a Robert Trent 36 holes and a par 3
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Cancun-Tulum Highway
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Sahara Cafe, Oscar y Lalos, Chamico Fish Shack
Nearest Beach
Just in front
Nearest Point of Interest
Dos Ojos Cenotes
Car: recommended

Minutes away from famous Xel-ha, X-plor and Xcaret nature/amusement parks.

Underground River and Cave exploring at nearby Dos Ojos Cenotes. (underground fresh water rivers and sinkholes). Great for diving, snorkeling or just visiting.

Kite Boarding School at Tulum Beach.

Diving, Snorkeling, Birding, Kayaking, Sailing, Fishing...

Area is famous for spectacular Mayan ruins of Tulum, Coba and the amazing Ek Balam and Chichen Itza.

Ecological park Sian Kaan near Tulum Beach.

Sea turtle preserve and snorkeling in Akumal.

Dolphin Swimming at Xel-Ha.

We are at KM Marker Cancun-Tulum Highway 241, just a sand road entrance across the street from Oscar y Lalo's Restaurant! 10 Min North to Akumal, 10 Min South to Tulum. Best Private gated residential community of the Riviera Maya.

For more than 18 years this has been the perfect family vacation destination with a spacious main house and two private casitas.

Sleeps 10 in beds (additional 4 on air mattresses, if needed).

Friendly, knowledgeable property management staff will greet you and assist with any of your vacation needs. We are happy to arrange airport transportation, babysitting services, or book a tour. On-site caretaker and cleaning lady ensure that you feel at home during your stay. They are available for laundry service, cooking, grocery purchases, and more.

Don't Need all that Room?

Contact us to rent one casita.

Palapas, Beachfront Patio, BBQ grill, 5 Kayaks, 10 beach chairs, A/C in bedrooms, blenders for those tropical drinks. We have everything to make your beach vacation perfect!


Rates & Availability

Tulum Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Spring Rate
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 16.0%

Prices for casitas are additional. Please inquire by email.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Tulum Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Super clean, traditional Mexican tile with walk in, large shower with rain shower heads.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • Main beach house has 2 bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and king size bed. Upstairs loft has 2 single beds which can be converted into a King bed. Twin or Single Beds Baby Cribs (2) We have Swiss Army Inflatable Beds that make up just as conventional beds-mattress pads, fitted sheets etc. Queens and Twins. NO CHARGE for extra persons if renting Villa. ADDITIONALLY, YOU CAN ALSO RENT A CASITA (4 on the property) One Casita Building with 2 Studio Apartments. One Casita Building with a 1 Bedroom Apartment and 1 Large Studio Apartment.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs, blenders, kayaks, cook available, babysitting available, A/C in all bedrooms, SAT TV-HBO ETC, High speed WIFI.

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