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Beachfront
Beach side patio
View from bedroom
View from Terrace 1
Hammocks, beach chairs, palapa and peace...
Beach
Beach palapa and hammocks
Living room from open first floor
Living Room
Living Room
Living Room
Open living room with lots of cushions
Living Room
Living room opens to patio and beach
Living Room
Large sofa in living room
Kitchen bar and dining room AND the Caribbean
Fully equipped kitchen with tropical garden view and Carribean view
Open Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Dinning Room
Dinning Room
Dinning Room
Dinning Room
Master Bedroom 2
Ground floor blue master bedroom 2, French doors to patio and beach
Master Bedroom 2
Master Bedroom 2
Master Bedroom 2
Master Bedroom 2
Master Bedroom 2
Ground floor blue master bedroom 2 - large closet
Blue master bedroom 2
Outside the blue master bedroom
The Room 2
Blue bathroom in blue master bedroom 2
Blue Bathroom, Master Bedroom 2
Half Bathroom first floor
Living Room
Stairs
Main entrance and stairs to second level
Second level
TV Room
Stairs to roof
Upstairs hang out corner
Green Master bedroom with deck overlooking the Carribean
en suite tropical bathroom
Master Bedroom 1
Master Bedroom 1
Master Bedroom 1
Terrace Master Bedroom 1
Terrace Master Bedroom 1
Terrace Master Bedroom 1
Master Bedroom 1
Master Bedroom 1
Master Bedroom 1- Private deck over the beach, a glimpse of the tropical shower
Master Bedroom 1
Terrace Master Bedroom 1
Master Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Tropical shower in Green room
Tropical shower in green room
Master Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Master Bedroom 1 Tropical Shower
Master Bedroom 1 Bathroom
From your room, serenity...
Twin Bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Canopy twin beds upstairs bedroom
Tropical shower Twin Bedroom
Tropical shower Twin Bedroom
Tropical shower
Terrace Twin bedroom
Terrace Twin bedroom
Terrace Twin bedroom
Terrace Twin bedroom
Outdoor Kitchen / patio
outdoor kitchen
Outdoor kitchen /Patio
BBQ -outdoor kitchen
Beach side patio
Beach side patio
Beach side patio
Beach side patio
Beach side patio
Beach
Steps to the tanning roof
Beach
Roof with private sunbathing and sunset Margaritas
From the roof, a very quiet and private beach
Roof Top
Roof Top
Beach
Beach
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula

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macevebo
San Francisco, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A fabulous property in a fabulous location.”
Reviewed 8 January 2015 for a stay in November 2014
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We had a great time at Villa Mariposa. It is a fabulous property in a fabulous location. The flat water of Tankah Bay was great for kayaking and snorkeling. We kayaked four or five times, and snorkeled at various locations within the Bay, including the outflow area from the Cenote. Hanging out in beach palapa and hammocks was totally relaxing as well.

Location was about 100 meters from the lovely Cenote, and we dined at both the Blue Sky and Casa Cenote restaurants a few times, generally for breakfast on our way out, but also for dinner once each. Both were great.

Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to snorkel in or otherwise use the Cenote other than to watch the divers/snorkelers/paddle boarders, which is one regret for the trip, since even though I am now pushing 70 yrs. of age I have been a scuba instructor and professional diver for the last 30 years, mostly diving on shipwrecks for the US National Park Service's diving team.

The location of the villa, just a few minutes to the city of Tulum, was also great. We went several times...Amy is a professional chef and part of her vacation protocol is always to shop for, purchase, and prepare seafood and quality produce.... mission accomplished. Very fun. We also hit a couple of restaurants in the boutique hotel zone on the way out to Punta Allen... one good, one not so good.

Using the villa as our base of operations, we drove back up to Playa del Carmen (not a great experience as we are not big shopping freaks). Akumal beach (ok, but too crowded after our languid hours at the Villa), Tulum, and Coba. Both these last two were interesting for me since I am a retired archaeologist for the US NPS and have been on a couple of international teams working with the Mexican institute of archaeology (INAH) and the government of Belize.

Although the decorative elements of the villa were great, I was particularly enchanted by the Mayan glyphs hanging on the wall near the powder room, and looked all over for somewhere to purchase something like them...without success, until the drive to Coba where we found them en route, went into Alfredo Gonzales' (I think that was his name) place and purchased several to bring home after he showed me some illustrated classical Mayan archaeology texts from when he had selected the designs that he used to make his molds. Our friends bought some as well. For me, a highlight.

Returning from our travelling experiences to the villa itself...it has an elegant design, has plenty of room, and is well decorated. Airflow negated the need for air conditioning. Setting was very secure with the gate guards, and the in-bedroom safes worked great. Being steps from the beach was a real plus.

Having the driving directions and information on the grocery stores, etc. up-front was a major assist. Key pick-up was very simple and David helped lug our stuff in, since his parents had left him in charge...it took us longer to get out of Cancun than we had thought because of rental car inefficiency, which we sort of expected in spite of having a reservation. Customs itself was simple.

Luis and Nery did a great job meeting our needs, reliable, efficient, friendly, and they tended to be low profile although we were often around much of the morning. They also cooked for us one night...it was very good. A nice touch was the use of the palm fronds on the chair backs. Also, following your advice we told them it would be okay for the boys to be out and about, so we got to see those wonderful smiles from David and Luis Jr. several times. Roger came by the day after our arrival, although Amy and I were out and he met with our travelling companions.

We had a great time and would highly recommend Villa Mariposa to anyone seeking a place to stay in the Tulum area. We would definitely stay there again since it has so much to offer. You should be very proud of such a lovely home.

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Rekrab201...
Dorset, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolutely gorgeous”
Reviewed 4 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed for a week with some friends and were all blown away by the property and the area. It has it all, beautiful house, sea, cenotes, restaurants, places to visit so much to do and see we are going back. Friendly staff who lived next door. The men folk did diving with the Tankah group just up from the house. Tulum was the nearest town and provided everything that we needed. We would highly recommend you visit. As it states in all the info you are on the beach and you do have dense trees behind you so do expect the odd flying, crawling, slithering beastie which in our opinion was exactly as it should be.

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Mommacass...
Gillett
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112 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Exquisite home”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This house is absolutely beautiful and decorated perfectly. If ambiance is as important to you as it is to me, I would highly recommend Villa Mariposa. We ended up saving money because it was such a beautiful spot that we didn't need to venture out every day. Nettie and Louis, the caretakers, were great. They made 2 delicious meals for us and kept the house and grounds spotless.

We did rent a car and found is very easy to travel to Tulum, Akumel, and Playa Del Carmen. And the restaurants down the road were easy to walk to for a meal or drink. We felt safe having a guard at the end of the private road.

There was no air conditioning in the bedrooms and at times it was uncomfortable but when there was a breeze, this wasn't an issue. Also, please note there is a reef so there are no waves on this beach. In some spots there are rocks and weeds, making it difficult for swimming. However, it was nice for wading, snorkeling and kayaking. The water is clear and warm.

All in all, this was a wonderful place for our family to vacation and we would highly recommend it! Hoping to come back soon.

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Management Response
31 Jul 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review. I am so glad you had the "perfect" vacation. Summer nights may get hot and the fans work hard all night if there is no breeze. Thankfully we have the ocean breeze on most days.
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METALawye...
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Full Sized Villa Delivers Spectacular Views and Totaly Relaxation”
Reviewed 17 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
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Just returned from a week-plus stay and I write this review to confirm it is everything described in the listing and so much more. The Villa is certainly clean, well-maintained and the Veronique, the owner, provides guests with all the information needed to make this not only a stress free rental but offered us specific advice that allowed us to tailor our stay to our preferences.

Our party was two adults and two teenagers with a preference to relax and hang out in a comfortable place. Once we stocked up on groceries at the local supermarket we found little reason to run around the Yucatan, we were already enjoying a huge property with 3 beds, 4 baths, very solid wifi, multiple hammocks, a private Palapa, a massive common area with tons of seating and loungers only steps from the white sand beach and calm waters protected by the world's second largest barrier reef.

So many things are just right about this place, a few examples: the beds all face the ocean (small but important detail), massive windows for views to no end, outdoor shower for fast transitions, two sea kayaks for your unlimited and private use, outdoor gas BBQ to grill pungent food, windows in showers, tons of natural woods and stones which make the property feel tranquil and moderate the temps, lovely landscaping...the list goes on.

I would recommend this property because the fact is we got excellent value and the property and effort put forth by the owner and the caretakers merit a thriving business. Just don't book it when I want to return, deal?

Obviously when you book something like this from the states you naturally worry to varying degrees that something might go wrong or that you must investigate the rental in due diligence to make sure you don't arrive to find an empty lot or a locked door. The main thing I can offer you in this review is that will not happen, the place is legitimate, well-managed and its everything we wanted to enjoy a large comfortable Villa in a really interesting area.

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Management Response
31 Jul 2014
Thanks! It was my pleasure to help you figure out your stay. I hope you come back with your own bike someday!! :-)
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Virginie...
Puebla, Mexico
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect stay in beautiful beach house”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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people found this review helpful

The house was even nicer than on the photos. Everything is perfectly organised for a convenient stay (kitchen, kayaks, hamacs, barbecue,...) and the house is well-maintained (daily).
The bathroom of the main bedroom is excellent ! It makes you feel you are in a cascade in the forest :-)
The view on the lagoon and on the forest on the other side (which seems a green sea) are amazing. You can't miss it at sunrise and sunset !
The location is perfect to visit a lot of places: Tanka Bay itself is nice for snorkling (lots of coloured fishes), a cenote at 5 minutes walk distance, beaches with turtles and other coloured fishes (Akumal,...), beaches for kite surfing, archeological sites...

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Liked best: the beauty of the house and the lagoon just in front
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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