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Paradise&Incredible Snorkeling,Come Bask in Our Tropical Sun!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 3-6)

Casa Caribbean Soul is a brand new home that is situated on a sandy beach in Tankah Bay. Feel free to call me or email for more details regarding the property. 210 325-3150 or 830 625-5178

Tankah Bay is one of the larger bays in the area, on the Caribbean Sea and located in the State of Quintana Roo near the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

Upon entering the front door of this dramatic 3 bedroom 3 1/2 and a half bath villa, there is a stained glass sea turtle at the front door to greet you. Once inside your eyes are immediately drawn to the spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea through the floor to ceiling doors and windows in the living and dining areas of this incredible villa. The main living area of this home has a 30 ft. ceiling with a cupola and beautiful stained glass tiffany style lamp with dragonflies that dangles elegantly from the ceiling.

Surrounded with woven reed and bamboo furniture with plush cushions in tropical prints,this home lives up to it's name Casa Caribbean Soul. Two different 4ft X 6ft paintings of Scarlet Macaws hang on this dramatic wall in the living and dining areas. and on the opposite wall a painting of Toucans in the jungle,with beautiful tropical light fixtures all around. The living room has two large comfortable sofas and two large chairs along with a flat screen TV on an adjacent wall.

The kitchen is complete with everything you need to prepare meals and all new appliances. A nice selection of pots and pans and various other necessities.Sleek jade granite countertops and special order glass tiles complete the finished look for this functional area.

The dining room has a round glass top table with a carved palm tree base and 6 woven reed chairs with cushions and a beautiful tropical chandelier for dining. There are ocean views from every room in this house and plenty of brushed aluminum framed windows & glass doors that open directly onto the outdoor patio and to the sandy beach from the kitchen, dining room and living room. This house is designed to maximize the natural light and tropical breezes and there are plenty of both throughout the house. There is a half bath- room for your convenience directly off of the living area.

The downstairs has a large bedroom with a king-size pillowtop mattress dressed in 500 count egyptian cotton sheets for your sleeping comfort. There is a glass slider that opens directly onto a patio and sandy beach. Enjoy the spacious private bath from this room and a Caribbean view as you shower in paradise.There is a new quiet mini-split a/c and a personal digital safe, and a Minka ceiling fan over the bed.

Upstairs you'll find 2 master bedrooms with king-size pillowtop mattresses with 500 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets for your sleeping comfort and large private bathrooms, all with views of the Caribbean Sea, with private walk-out balconies off of each room overlooking the beautiful Tankah Bay. One room done in caribbean turquoises and the other in rich reds and earth tones. All of the bathroom countertops are finished in exquisite marble. One vanity has above counter glass vessel sinks. Each private bedroom and bathroom has its own brand new quiet and efficient mini-split air conditioners,Minka ceiling fans and digital personal safe.

Follow the stairs topside to the roof and enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets or just tropical birdwatching with a 360 view of the ocean, bay and jungle. One of the only houses on the bay that you can enjoy the sunset over the water.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About The Owner

Enjoying a Tropical drink in Paradise.

David & Jadee Craig

The Owner purchased this villa in 2003

Why The Owner chose Tulum

It was never our intention to build this house for a vacation rental, however after building it, we decided that it would be nice for others to enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this villa unique

Because of the close proximity to the reef the snorkeling is INCREDIBLE! It is also a perfect bay to kayak in. The house itself really gives you the feel that you are in the Caribbean, as it maximzes the views & the tropical breezes. All of the glass walls that look out to the beach and ocean really bring the outdoors in, it's just a lovely place to be.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our first time renting a house in Mexico, though we've stayed in several hotels. With 2 teens & 1 tween in tow, I should have done it this way years ago! We loved having a perfect view from every room, a private beach with plenty of hammocks, and the space to spread out. Casa Caribbean Soul was not only beautiful but comfortable. The house always felt spotlessly clean (thanks to Marcus & Leydi, the caretakers who live in a cottage on the property) and it was beautifully appointed. Leydi is also a wonderful cook and we enjoyed the dinners she prepared on all but two nights. Also, having air-conditioning in the bedrooms at night meant we slept soundly. The location was perfect. Everything that we wanted to do was just a short drive away. And we were in walking distance of the Blue Sky restaurant and a cenote. Marcos called ahead to reserve a couple of the activities for us -- Labnaha & Selva Maya adventures -- because they take a limited amount of people each day. (I recommend both of those excursions.) We had an absolutely wonderful vacation, without a single glitch. I wish I was still there!
Mar 2017
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Tulum Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All bedrooms have their own private full bathroom that look out onto the ocean and the beach
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) All mattresses are NEW plush pillowtops!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Kayaks available for cruising the bay but, MUST REMAIN INSIDE THE REEF!!!, close proximity to the reef for great snorkeling, beachfront palapas on sandy beach, chaise lounges with cushions for relaxing next to the ocean, hammocks on beach great for afternoon siestas, beachside covered patio with table and chairs perfect for outdoor dining, rooftop observation with a 360 view of bay,ocean, and jungle great for viewing sunrises and sunsets.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews
Las Vegas, NV

Bravo, Casa Caribbean Soul

  • 5 of 5

My family of five were there Jan. 09 to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We had researched many many villas in the Mayan Riviera and we kept coming back to Casa Caribbean Soul as the place to stay. Solitude, location, water, amenities, and style, style, style. If we had just noticed that sea turtle that was in our video while we were there we would never have left that beautiful bay. And there are very few, if any, other villas that can boast enjoying sunsets across water, from the roof no less! It was for us 'the way' to share our family time.

Kudos to Jadee, Casa Caribbean Soul is special.

Jay & Mary

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2009
  • Stayed: January 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have just returned from 9 nights at Casa Caribbean Soul. We had a great time. The house is beautifully furnished and equipped, everything is just as described. Marcos and Leydi were very kind and accommodating to our needs. It was great that they were so close if we needed anything. The beach was stunning and whilst the entry to the ocean does indeed need water shoes, once swimming it is gorgeous. Because of the location of the property we were far less bothered by sea weed than other houses in Tankah Bay and much less so than in Tulum.

Jadee was extremely helpful in setting up the rental and super responsive to emails and questions, it made the whole process easy and less stressful than with other properties we have rented.

I would highly recommend staying at Casa Caribbean Soul for a relaxing, luxury vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Extremely relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Cassa Caribbean Soul. It is a great house with plenty to see and do right at your doorstep. Nearby there is a "Cenote" -- a spectacular spring-fed river with great visibility and lots of fish.

The caretakers, Marcus and Laydee, are very friendly and put a lot of effort into making sure you have a good stay. They prepared two wonderful dinners for us on our arrival day and our last night. There's not a better view to be had in any area restaurant, and so convenient to just pop downstairs after watching the sunset from the roof top deck.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2010
  • Stayed: March 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Des Moines, IA

Caribean Family Dream Trip: Casa is Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The privacy and setting are superb, as are the many features of the house and the wonderful staff, Marcos and Leydi. One of the nicest places we have been - the multi-hued water, the terrific bird-watching, swimming in both the coral formations in the bay right off the beach and the fresh water "cenote" just down the quiet road, the luxe design and spacious bedrooms. We felt safe and the close proximity to Tulum beaches, Akumal, and other lovely areas just minutes away by car was a plus.

I like to look out over the water and see the sun and sunset, and this property is S-SW facing, so the sunsets looking over the bay from the roof terrace are uniquely nice in the Riveria Maya given that most beachfronts face eastward.

Everything was as descrribed or better, and the property is new and in excellent condition. Thanks for a great week, in March '10.

CL/Des Moines

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2010
  • Stayed: March 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waukesha, WI

Just returned from a week...

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week in March, 2010. Absolutely fabulous vacation in a wonderful location at a beautiful home that exceeded our expectations. Fantastic value for the price paid. The beach is beautiful, quiet, and private with some of the best snorkeling that we have experienced. It is quite rocky and water shoes were necessary until you get out a bit past the reef. We decided that Caribbean Soul has the best location on the beach, since there are no houses close by on either side and it gets full southern exposure so you get to enjoy the sun all day long. The house is nicely maintained and very clean. The on site caretakers saw to our every need and provided some excellent meals for us. Rent a car so you can take day trips to the nearby ruins and get into town (10 minutes) for shopping, groceries, and meals. You can walk to the nearby cenote for more snorkeling. There is a restaurant within walking distance and a little convenience store, but we preferred to go into town. We were 3 couples traveling together and each couple felt that they had their own space and privacy to enjoy while sharing the convenience of a kitchen and very comfortable living area. We will absolutely definitely stay at Caribbean Soul again and would recommend it 100% to anyone who wanted to stay there, except that we want to keep this wonderful property our own personal secret! The rental experience was very easy with no problems, the owner was quick to respond to any questions and prompt with our deposit refund. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2010
  • Stayed: March 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's nice to hear that you enjoyed your vacation at my home in Tankah! I am glad that your snorkeling experience was more than the average. That is what I most love about the location of my home because of the close proximity of the reef it is like snorkeling in an aquarium, you just never know what you will see! I do hope you return to Tankah and stay in my home again. Thank you for choosing Casa Caribbean Soul! JHC
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AlAin, Abu Dhabi

Casa Caribbean Soul Review

  • 5 of 5

WOW! We loved our week in Tankah.The house and location were even better than we had hoped.We swam, snorkeled, and explored the bay(and cenote) on the kayaks. Took a couple of short day trips to Tulum and Chemuyil but mostly just relaxed on this beautiful property.

Could not have been better.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2010
  • Stayed: January 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
5 minute walk from the villa
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Bahai Principe
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 307 the main artery from Cancun to Belize
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
5 minute walk from the villa
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
you're on it!
Nearest Point of Interest
tulum quintana roo mexico
Car: recommended

Mayan ruins, swimming with dolphins, jungle tours, fresh water cenotes to swim and snorkel in.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund