Tankah Tropical Beachfront Getaway, Kayak, Snorkel & Relax! Affordable!

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Last updated: 10/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Un-plug, relax, and reconnect with family, friends and nature at Casa del Perro Feliz. Well appointed, and well maintained, Casa del Perro Feliz is a very comfortable beachfront villa located on quiet, security gated, Tankah Bay in the Mayan Riviera. A favorite of guests vacationing in Tankah, this 3 Bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home, is available for rent of those 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 floor plan is very user friendly and all bedroom suites have their own baths, pillow-top mattresses, box springs and cotton bed linens. 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.

The culmination of many years of planning and dreams, the villa features Mexican tile floors, Mahogany trim and doors, and a “cooks” kitchen with granite countertops and Bosch gas stove and handmade, custom, furniture. If you don't feel like cooking, you can also hire Lourdes who is an excellent cook, prepare your breakfast or dinner for a reasonable fee. Our caretakers live on-site in a separate house. They, along with our English-speaking property manager are there to help make your visit enjoyable.

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 6 comfortably, 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, Mayan Riviera, Tankah Tres, Kayak, Oceanfront villa,

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

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


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, we are no longer able to accept pets....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Can be set up as King or two twins...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2 can be converted to King), Baby Cribs (1), ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Quiet, security gated community. Villa is steps from the ocean, the beach - sandy with normally calm waters, is great for snorkeling and kayaking. 4 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, English speaking Property Manager , Shaded Hammock areas - Hammocks provided, Walking distance to restaurants & Manatee Cenote, NO SMOKING IN HOUSE , ON ROOF, OR IN PALAPA...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi ...moreless

  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided


  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2016
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2016
5 night min stay

Early Holiday 2015
Nov 1 - Dec 20, 2016
7 night min stay

Holiday 2015-2016
Dec 21 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

High Season 2017
Jan 7 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 19%


19% Tax Not Included in Base Rate


Rates Based on 6 person or fewer occupancy.

Typically weeks run Sat. to Sat., contact owner if different arrival and departure days are needed.

50% deposit required at time of booking. $500.00 refundable damage deposit required with final payment

50 % due at time of booking. Please contact owner for booking and payment information.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 10/19/2016
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway

Car: Recommended

Snorkeling, Scuba Diving. Four 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.


Owner info

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 Tulsayab, Q.R., Mexico:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Breakfast with a view!

    Breakfast with a view!

  • 2nd floor bedroom with balcony

    2nd floor bedroom with balcony

  • Upper hallway with futon and balcony

    Upper hallway with futon and balcony

  • Take a break from the snorkeling and kayaking and relax!

    Take a break from the snorkeling and kayaking and relax!

  • Great bird watching at the villa!

    Great bird watching at the villa!

  • Steps away from the ocean!

    Steps away from the ocean!

  • Well equipped kitchen with granite counters.

    Well equipped kitchen with granite counters.

  • Take a break in the shade in our palapa

    Take a break in the shade in our palapa

  • Relax at the end of the day on the roof

    Relax at the end of the day on the roof

  • Casa del Perro Feliz awaits for your visit!

    Casa del Perro Feliz awaits for your visit!

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This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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