Villa Mariposa

Tankah Bay, Tankah Bay, Mexico

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  • Serene and Airy Villa on Tankah Bay north of Tulum

    Nothing says “Caribbean vacation” more than a stunning ocean view right outside your window, framed by slender palm trees and finished with a palapa-thatched roof.

    Villa Mariposa has it all – a superb location on Tankah Bay, unbeatable views of the sparkling waters of the Caribbean and an impressive cathedral palapa ceiling that towers over the uniquely-shaped circular living room.

    Stepping inside the villa you will find a large open-floor living space. Calling it “grand” would be an under statement.

    Grand interior spaces that fully utilize the great views

    Just imagine a dramatic two-story high living space with expansive panoramic glass doors running along the entire perimeter of the ocean side wall. Higher up, the second-floor interior balcony gives you a full view of the living room that, with its large semi-circular sofa and two coffee tables, looks like a smiley face making you smile back.

    A deluxe fully-equipped kitchen with silky-smooth black granite countertops is located just off the living room. This is very convenient, as you always want to have your crispy chips and salsa and chilled ‘cervezas’ close by.

    And for serving more elaborate meals, Villa Mariposa offers you two options: a more formal indoor dining room that sits 6 people and a cozy outdoor dining area (both facing the calm turquoise waters of Tankah Bay).

    On the opposite side of the living room, you will find the first Master suite with a king-size bed and private access to the patio. The uniqueness of this master bedroom lies in its en-suite bathroom. Not only does the shower feature a window that faces the ocean, but it is also connected through French doors with a protected outside shower. So when you are done swimming and sunbathing, you can quickly hop into the shower without having to walk through the house.

    The second floor of the beautiful Villa Mariposa hosts two more bedrooms: a guest bedroom, furnished with 2 canopied twin beds and the second Master bedroom, featuring a comfortable king-size bed. Both bedrooms come with charming en-suite bathrooms, a private furnished palapa-covered deck and ample closet space (so you can take as many new summer outfits as you like).

    Make your way up to the rooftop patio or hang on the beach

    From the second-level a wide stairway leads to the rooftop observation deck of Villa Mariposa. This is a great spot to enjoy the elevated views of the Tankah Bay and the Jungle, as well as watching pelicans dive, searching for fish.

    Other ‘must-try’ activities when staying in this amazing vacation villa include relaxing in one of the hammocks or lounge chairs under the beach palapa, swimming, snorkeling and kayaking in the shallow and protected waters of Tankah Bay or organizing a cookout party for your family and friends (especially since the garden side of the house boasts a palapa-covered outdoor kitchen with a gas barbeque).

    For other delicious, sizzling and zesty specialties of Mexican cuisine, check out the two nearby restaurants – Casa Cenote (serving lunch and dinner) and the  restaurant of the Blue Sky Hotel (serving breakfast and dinner). More dining, shopping, beachcombing and sightseeing options await you at Pueblo of Tulum – 10 minutes south, Akumal located 20 minutes north from Tankah Bay and Playa del Carmen – 40 minutes north.

    The Bottom line is: Villa Mariposa has so much to offer that you really don’t want to let this opportunity pass you by! So hurry and book this little slice of very serene and tropical paradise.

  • Property Features

    • Beachfront house
    • Private ocean terraces for 2nd floor bedrooms
    • 1st floor bedroom with private beach side entrance
    • 3 bedrooms

    Indoor Features

    • Full kitchen
    • Breakfast bar – seats 4
    • Livingroom – open concept
    • Dining room – seats 6
    • 3.5 bathrooms – ensuite

    Outdoor Features

    • Barbecue – gas grill
    • Outdoor wet bar
    • Furnished beach side patio
    • Rooftop terrace
    • Outdoor dining – seats 8

    Service Features

    • Villa Mariposa Menu
    • Please no smoking in the house
    • Staff lives on-site in seperate building by the road
    • Gardener daily
    • Maid service 6 days/week
    • Light laundry sevice, 50 pesos per load to be paid directly to maid

    Indoor Amenities

    • Ceiling fans
    • Linens, towels & beach towels provided
    • Purified drinking water
    • Safes for valuables

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Hammocks and lounge chairs
    • Shade palapa on the beach
    • 2 kayaks
    • Life vests for adults and children
    • Some beach toys for kids

    Entertainment & Communications

    • Internet connection
    • TV
    • DVD player and selection of DVDs
    • Stereo
    • = Property is Available
    • = Property is Not Available

    NOTICE: Just like the sand on our beaches, availability shifts constantly. We coordinate reservations and availability with local people here. Add Villa Mariposa to your inquiry so we can reconfirm that your preferred dates are still open.

    Rates

    Rates per week
    2014 Dates Rates
    Jan 3 – Apr 25 $ 2,640.00
    Apr 26 – Aug 22 $ 2,200.00
    Aug 23 – Nov 14 $ 2,090.00
    Nov 15 – Dec 19 $ 2,640.00
    Dec 20 – Jan 2/15 $ 4,840.00
    • Rates are in US dollars per week for 6 people.
    • Security deposit: $400 in US dollars or US travelers checks required up arrival and returned at check out barring any undue damages.
    • Rates subject to change without notice.

  • Area Resources

    Fun Activities Close By

    Vacation Resources

    Soliman Bay LocoGringo Travel Itineraries Kayak safety tips
    Tankah Bay Aktun Chen Snorkel safety tips
    Eco Parks Xel ha FAQ’s
    Mayan Ruins Akumal Airport Transportation
    • Local Business Directory Tulum Ruins • Money Exchange
    • Diving and Snorkeling Coba Ruins • What to Pack for your trip
    Fishing • Passports
    Riviera Maya and area maps • Driving Tips
    • Local weather

    Restaurants in Soliman Bay and Tankah Bay

    There are lots of places to sip a margarita, enjoy some tacos, or have a romantic dinner on the beach.
    • Chamico’s- Soliman Bay
    • Casa Cenote – Tankah Bay
    • Sahara Cafe – Soliman Bay
    • Oscar & Lalo – Soliman Bay
    We have made some suggestions but there are more places to enjoy and discover in Soliman Bay and Tankah Bay. Read our Local Scoop stories or jump on the forum to find other recommendations.