- 3 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
you can reach me by email or by calling in the U.S.A.: (830) 625-5178 or (210) 325-3150
Incredible Snorkeling just steps away from the Villa!
Rent this beautiful beach home on Tankah Bay, with luxury and comfort in mind .
CASA CARIBBEAN SOUL is your perfect vacation destination in Tankah!
Private, Affordable, Luxurious 3 bdrm 3 1/2 bath house, this villa has lots to offer!
High ceilings and tropical woven reed & bamboo furniture just about everywhere, CASA CARIBBEAN SOUL really lives up
to itâ€™s name creating a warm welcoming feeling of the tropics.
With floor to ceiling glass doors & windows;... balconies and
patios to bring the outdoors in, you really get a feel of the Caribbean in this home.
Spacious well appointed air conditioned bedrooms (3) each with their own private bathroom, this house comfortably sleeps 6 people.
Tropical ocean views from every room in this open airy villa with lots of light and tropical breezes.
Listen to the gentle sounds of paradise with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea on one side, and the magnificent views of the jungle on the other.
This house is situated on a white sandy beach with the ocean at your feet and has incredible views of the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world.
Perfect for relaxing under a palapa on your own quiet beach,snorkel,dive or kayak at your leisure.
Find YOUR Caribbean Soul in Paradise at Casa Caribbean Soul
DESCRIPTION OF SURROUNDING AREA & ATTRACTIONS
Only 5 miles north of Tulum and approximately
30 miles south of Playa Del Carmen,
Casa Caribbean Soul is located on the tranquil
waters of Tankah Bay, A private beach side
community that is off the beaten track; however,
only minutes from the amenities of the 2 larger
cities of Tulum & Playa Del Carmen.
There are 2 small restaurants and a
beautiful cenote, â€œ Manatee Cenoteâ€ within
walking distance from this villa to explore and
have a refreshing swim in.
Sport fishing trips, diving, or visit one of the
many attractions such as Xel-Ha or Xcaret
and swim with the dolphins. Take an afternoon
trip on a beautiful Catamaran from Puerto
Adventuras to the incredible Tulum beaches.
Visit the Tulum Ruins, the only Mayan ruins
on the ocean in Mexico is just minutes away. If
leisurely snorkeling is your choice you are within
a 100 yards of a spectacular reef teeming with
colorful tropical fish and sea turtles! Or just
kayak in the bay along the beach and check
out the incredible beauty of Tankah bay.
There are plenty of activities to keep you busy if that
is your desire. Or relax in a hammock under a
Coco Palm and read a book, itâ€™s your vacation!
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Casa Caribbean Soul Top Vacation Rental 2014
Tulum, Yucatan-Mayan Riviera, Mexico
Additional Location Information
Directly on the ocean and only an 8 minute drive to the city of Tulum
We are a one hour and fifteen minute drive south from the Cancun airport
A thirty minute drive south of Playa Del Carmen
We are located on Tankah Bay which about 5 miles north of the beautiful pueblo of Tulum
There is a reason why this villa has won the
Trip Advisor "Certificate of Excellence award for the last 4 years in a row!
It is a lovely and tranquil spot to be with the city of Tulum at your fingertips!
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Fishing nearby, Golf course within 30 minute drive, Beachfront property, Water sports nearby
Nearest shops, 5 miles
Nearest beach: you're on it!
Nearest airport: Cancun, MX, 70 miles
Nearest ferry port: Playa Del Carmen , 30 miles
Car is recommended
Last updated on November 16, 2012
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- Tax rate | 16% of rent
Additional notes from the owner
Rate does not include hotel 16% tax or $500.00 refundable damage deposit
Cooking services are available at a nominal additional fee upon request
Pack N Play or high chair available at a nominal fee upon request
- Linens Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Ceiling Fans
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Hair dryer
- Towels Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Secure parking space
- Private Beach
- Ocean or water views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- Boat available
- 6 Dining chairs
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - yes
- 2900 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
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55 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Paradise by the sea
(stayed april 23 - May 2 2014)
This is our second vacation in Casa Caribbean Soul and we had a fabulous time and wished we could stay for a month. The house is perfect for just two of you or for as many as six. There were two of us for the first few days then our friends joined and we were six (two couples).
I don't think you could find a better place to stay, if you want your own private caribbean beach house along side the luxury of a five star hotel. Each bedroom is beautiful, spacious and private. The ocean is a few feet from the house so you wake up in the morning with the sound of the waves and sea breeze. Not to mention the early morning alarm of a cacophony of bird song.
The lounge is spacious, the kitchen has everything you need to cook a slap up meal, the private beach is equipped with sun beds, and hammocks. The sea is aqua blue - a clear pool for incidental snorkeling and swimming. And there's a roof terrace with stunning views over the bay and jungle behind.
It's luxury living but not ostentatious. It's home from home.
Marco and Leydi look after you so well, and you don't notice that they are there. And Jadee is so responsive to every request, taking care that you have the best stay you can have.
When you arrive you just let go into the joy of such a fantastic place right on the ocean. Even though there's so much to see and do in the area - predominantly you just want to stay and relax at home on your own private beach. Whenever we went out we were all so glad to be back. We ended up spending most of our time relaxing on the beach.
I can't say enough to recommend this place, you won't regret it. And only hope that our high recommendations don't mean that Casa Caribbean Soul will be booked when we want to come next!
Water shoes. Swimming goggles or snorkel. Car hire (if you want to explore surrounding area - and stock up supplies from Tulum's superstore "Chedraui").
Thank you Jadee
Karibik Luxus Pur
Wir haben Ostern 2014 das Haus für uns (dt. Familie, 2 Jugendliche) und ein befreundetes Ehepaar aus Frankfurt) gemietet.
Die Beschreibung aus dem Internet stimmt 100%ig, kommt mit normalen Worten aber zu kurz.
Die Lage ist wahrlich traumhaft, ruhig und privat. Das Haus ist sehr gepflegt und sehr hochwertig ausgestattet. 6 Personen können wahrhaftig hier genial wohnen, auch über längere Zeiträume. Lediglich Stereoanlage war nicht ganz auf Stand der Erwartung. Eine Dvd-auswahl zum Teil durch Meeresluft unbrauchbar.
Maros und Leydi wohnen in einer separaten Wohnung "Casita" neben dem Haus und kümmerten sich sehr um unser Wohlsein. Sie reinigten täglich (ausser Sonntag) und hielten auch Strand picco-bello-sauber.
Da direkt am Korallensee anliegend, ist das Baden ohne Schuhe (oder festere Strandsandalen) nicht möglich. Kleines Detail, störte uns aber nicht. Dafür war die Schönheit der Natur (auch Unterwasser) phantastisch.
Jadee hat uns viele nützliche Unterlagen, Tips und Empfehlungen per e-mail zugeschickt, die ehr geholfen haben. Die Hunde waren aber nicht mehr da...
Wir haben mehrere Tagestouren mit den Mietwagen unternommen ( Chichen-Itzá, Cobá, Tauchgänge, etc.) und freuten uns jedes Mal zurück in diese paradiesische Unterkunft zurückkehren zu können. Wir fühlten uns immer sehr sicher und wohl.
Der abschied fiel am Schwersten...wir hoffen irgendwann wieder zu kommen.
Können Casa Caribbean Soul nur wärmstens empfehlen !
Vielen Dank Jadee.
Relaxing and Fun-filled
Our family of five had a super vacation. We travel a lot and have been to many resorts and also rented many houses. This house met all of our expectations and then some. The caretakers were "silently present" which I appreciate a lot. We have stayed other places where the caretakers were too present to feel like we had privacy. Anything and everything we needed, they were there, but they respected our daily schedule (or lack thereof). They worked around us. The house was exceptionally cleaned every day and the area had a surprisingly huge choice of things to do. We actually needed another week! We would definitely go again and we would absolutely rent the house again. Highlights of our trip included snorkeling off of akumal Beach and going to Xel-Ha for a day. What a super week!
Luxury in the sun
We were greeted by Marcos and his wife upon our arrival and enjoyed a feast of a dinner: the best ever homemade guacamole and enchiladas. The stars shone on the water and white sand just outside. We luxuriated in the warm breezes and the soft sounds of sea waves as we ate. And, that was only the start of a wonderful week!
The house is spacious, open, airy and clean. We spent our days swimming, reading and generally relaxing outside by the sea. Snorkeling and kayaking (and eating) completed our lazy days.
We loved exploring the beach town of Tulum and it's varied restaurants as well as the nearby ruins.
It was always a pleasure to return to the house and relax in our well appointed bedrooms.
My only complaint is that we didn't want to leave!
A bit of paradise
Caribbean Soul was a wonderful place to stay and relax. Marcos and Leydi keep the property beautifully groomed and cleaned, and when Leydi cooks, wow, the meals are great.
We enjoyed snorkeling every day, but you do need water shoes to work your way into the bay easily. The bay was very calm, with great reef protection. Highlights of our sightings included a large southern stingray, a lesser electric ray and lots of trunkfish. One day we snorkeled at nearby cenote manati... where 3 foot tarpon were hiding in the shadows.
Because the house is towards the end of a controlled access road there is very little street traffic and even less beach traffic. Nice and quiet. Great sight lines from the roof.
Travellers looking for the miles of sugary sand in Tulum won't find it here... but it is just a 15 minute drive away if you want the variety of beach experiences.
5 of us stayed at Casa Caribbean Soul over New Year and had a wonderful time. The house is spacious, spotless and has everything you could need. The private beach was perfect with palm trees and hammocks and the snorkleing right in front of the house wonderful. If you are looking for a modern fully equipped house in a quiet location to get away i cant recommend it enough!
Wow! The view from the back is breath taking. We had pre-ordered ceviche and beef fajitas the first night there. The caretakers were very welcoming. Cold beer and margaritas ,eating ceviche while watching the waves roll in with the delicious smells from the kitchen... Fantastic. Next time we want to stay longer. Peaceful and quiet. Perfect!!
Awesome view, beautiful rooms, welcoming caretakers and playful dogs. Great vacation! No ambient noise just the sounds of waves and the occasional bark of Peggy or Dulce. Highly recommend having the caretakers cook for you. The chicken enchiladas were the best I ever had and I"ve lived in Texas all my life. Can't wait to go back.
Absolutely wonderful experience, can't wait to be back
My parents were visiting from India and we could not have found a better place to spend quality time with them than Casa Caribbean Soul. The villa is beautiful, with a stunning view of the sea. It is a perfect place to unwind.
With the detailed directions and instructions that Jadee gave us it was a breeze to find the villa.
The villa is at a great location. Tulum Ruins are just 10-15 minutes drive. We did a day trip to Chichen Itza, it's about two and a half hours away.
There are numerous cenotes (underground cave systems) around the area, great for snorkeling and diving. Cenote Manatee is just walking distnace from the villa, we had a great time snorkeling there. After snorkeling we went to Casa Cenote for margahritas, they were really potent, both my husband and I were buzzed the whole evening with just a margharita each.
The first evening we arrived we chose the option of having a home cooked meal prepared by Leydi. We had enchiladas which were really delicious. It was great to just have the meal at home and relax by the beach, definitely recommend doing that atleast one of the evenings.
Both Marcos and Leydi were great, always smiling and ready to help us with anything we needed.
My husband and I had a great time snorkeling, we ended up seeing a giant sting ray, a sea turtle and lots of fish just steps from the beach.
Jadee gave us some great restaurant recommendations. We tried Posada Margherita, Mezzanine, Ziggy's, we loved all three. We also tried a vegan place called Restaurare which was excellent too.
Having Chedraui supermarket at close proximity was really convenient, we ended up going there pretty often.
We also had Pedro and his wife come over to give us a massage. It was really relaxing.
It was a wonderful vacation, even better than we expected...we just did not want to leave...we hope to plan another trip soon with friends.
Can't thank Jadee enough for making our stay so comfortable and wonderful.
Response from Jadee - 08/12/2013
Thank you Megha for taking the time to leave a review, it is much appreciated! I do hope you come back to visit Tankah again soon and I am happy that you think as much of it as we do! It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay in our home! Jadee
Linus and Ros
This could not have been a more perfect Holiday
Everything about the house is delightful,inviting and user friendly. The space allows you to relax and make it your own and having a private beach is wonderful. After a few trips to Tulum we realized that we had it better at Casa Caribbean Soul and stayed home. Markos and Ledhi are helpful and unobtrusive and we loved having the two sweetest dogs that live on the property as our daily companions. What more can we say when everything you need is under one beautiful and comfortable roof. And Jadee ( The owner) took such care to make sure that all our questions were answered so that we could just sit back, relax and let go. So grateful to have found this Gem in the Caribbean.
One word of warning...beware of the Margarita's at the local Casa Cenote... Just one can send home happy but spinning.
The perfect trip
Everything was perfect, the area is so nice and safe, the house is spectacular! The 3 bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, as well as the bathrooms. Marcos and Laydi (caretakers) are fabulous; they are always there in case you need them. The beach was nicely raked every morning, and the beds were made while we were eating breakfast. Although we mostly cooked for ourselves, on the two occasion we asked them to cook for us, the food was amazing. This was definitely one of the best trips; we could not have had a better time. The beach is nice if you want to stay at home and relax. The house is also close to several great places, including two beautiful restaurant/bars, the pyramids at Coba, Tulum. Cenote Manatee is at walking distance, and Cenote Dos Ojos is 15 minutes by car, and it was an incredible experience. It's nice to be 10 minutes ride to Tulum because you can find great supermarkets with everything you need. It's 60 km to Playa del Carmen, another great local town with good night life. We have two little kids age 1 and 2 and they had a great time there as well, playing on the beach. All in all, it was the perfect trip to the perfect house.
From the moment we drove up to the incredible Casa Caribbean Soul and were being greeted by the caretakers Marcos and Leydi, we knew we were in for a treat. Walking through the front door and into to the expansive open plan living/dining/kitchen area with huge windows looking straight out into Tankah Bay, I was overcome with emotion, this was a much needed vacation!For the week we snorkeled,swam, walked on the beach, sunbathed, kayaked and enjoyed each other's company. We rented a car at the airport and were able to explore the surrounding area quite easily, visiting many of the local attractions (visit any of the cenotes, they are awesome)on the days we got tired of sunbathing and snorkeling.We had plenty of room to spread out if we wanted alone time but we mostly spent time hanging out in the communal areas.Each bedroom was spacious with full bathrooms and nice size closet space. The upstairs rooms have balconies, while the downstairs room has a sliding glass door directly to the beach. There is also an amazing roof top deck that we didn't take as much advantage of as we should have. Stunning views of the bay as well as inland, it is a great place for relaxing with drinks at sunset. Marcos and Leydi were excellent caretakers, cleaning most days, setting up lounge chairs each morning, raking out the sand and making sure we had what we needed. They will also cook for you for a nominal fee and I highly recommend you take advantage of this. The food is amazing and elegantly presented. It's nice to sit back and relax and have the cooking done for you! Jadee, the owner, was excellent as well. From setting up the dates, to sending us a ton of information on just about everything you needed to know about the area,to checking in and making sure everything was to our liking,she was beyond accommodating and pleasant to deal with. We are already talking about when we can return! Thank-you Jadee, Marcos and Leydi for making our vacation one of the best vacations ever!
Trip of a Lifetime
The photos of this home do not do it justice. It is stunning in every way. We stayed 8 nights with another couple and cannot wait to return. The location is great, about 10 min from town on a secluded stretch of beach with a cenote and restaurant within walking distance.
The house is well appointed, very clean, elegant and well cared for. Each couple felt like we were in a private suite. There is fresh water to drink throughout the home. There are doors, fans and windows throughout that allow for a great sea breeze and the bedrooms have a/C if needed. The rooftop views are fantastic.
The beach is amazing. We went kayaking and/or snorkeling each day and I saw a ray! It is safe to walk down the beach or the caliche road leading to the home. There are tons of shells and creatures to find!
But probably the best part was Marcos and Leydi who live in a little home onsite. They were so kind and welcoming. They raked the beach each morning, swept the sand from the patio, cleaned the house thoroughly each day, cooked amazing food, and are just lovely people.
I would highly recommend staying at this home, you will not want to leave! Read more
Response from Jadee - 03/27/2013
Hi KB , thank you so much for choosing our home! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your trip so much. It is a delight to have nice people as yourself that stay in our home. Thank you! JC
Exceeded Our Expectations
Upon arrival we were greeted by Marcos and his family, which made us feel very welcome and at home (especially making us feel comfortable with our after dark arrival). Dinner was ready for us, we had fajitas and they were delicious. Each day the house was cleaned by Marcos and Leydi, even the dishes, which we did not expect! The the king size rooms with huge bathrooms and closets were so nice. The beds were very comfy and each upstairs room had its own porch, the downstairs room with direct access to the beach front. We loved that there were cards and games in the house, we used them every evening.
The white sand beach was beautiful and the bay was perfect. Each day we sunbathed, kayaked and snorkeled right in front of our home. There was also plenty of shade for those of us who needed it. Definitively bring water shoes because it is rocky when you enter the water, which is why the area is so great for snorkeling. We saw a large variety of fish and coral, I even saw a huge stingray swim by! Just down the road (10 min walk or 3 minute drive) is a beautiful, meandering cenote, which we enjoyed and was usually quiet compared to the others we visited. Also, right across from there is a great little store for last minute food or toiletries that were forgotten.
We also loved this home and its location because it's so close to Tulum, which is a great, small town. We had many delicious lunches in town and were not overwhelmed with tourists. The Mayan ruins at Tulum were also a wonderful experience and the Grand Cenote, just east of Tulum was a must do (arrive early to avoid crowds).
We could not have been happier with Casa Caribbean Soul and the surrounding area. We hope to return and enjoy this home again.
Baltimore, MD USA
8 Days in Paradise!
Great house, very comfortable inside and out. Everything worked...Tv, DVD (great library), wifi and ipod docks, we worked the blender pretty hard making pina coladas but we could not kill it!
Great location on Tankah, private with lots of shade and sun. Great snorkeling right out front. All kinds of tropical fish, turtles, cool coral looks to be coming back.
Do: call Pedro for a beach massage (best I've ever had), have Marcos & Leydi cook for you (chile rellenos, empenadas, lobster,delish!) take kayaks out to tour the bay, stop off at Casa Cenote for a great margarita, eat at Chimicos shack at end of Soliman Bay Rd. Hit Dos Ojos cenote and Tulum ruins (if you've never been). Drive to Sian Kaan bridge, park and hike out to the point. On the way back stop at Zama's for a quick lunch. Chill out and relax at Casa Caribbean Soul. You will have an awesome time...we sure did! Read more
Response from Jadee - 03/08/2013
Thank you Carol!
It makes me feel really good to know that you enjoy this house as much as we do!!
Fantastic Vacation Home
The pictures do not do it justice. Casa Caribbean Soul is amazingly beautiful. We traveled to the home over the christmas holiday's. There were six of us four adults and two children. The location of the house is great, it is quiet and secluded, yet less ten minutes form the town of Tulum. The house itself is fantastic for families or friends traveling together. Lots of big common areas, but also tons of privacy. The kids could be up on the roof top deck, and adults in the living area or outside overlooking the ocean. The caretakers were very gracious, and also they prepared great food. We spent lots of time trying to come up with what we would do different and no one could come up with anything. They even have two very happy dogs to hang out with. We have been coming to the Tulum area for many years, this was the first time we rented a house. I would highly recommend it, it is great to get up make coffee hang out on the beach, read, maybe get a massage. Then if you feel like go see the ruins or a cenotye or just continue to hang out and have a margarita. One of the most important things about Casa Caribbean Soul is it's owner Jadee. From the moment we spoke on the phone she was so helpful and concerned that we would have a good time. She has tons of love for the home and it shows. We can't wait to go back
Can't wait to go back!
This was my second time staying at this beautiful home, and I am so excited to come back again next year. The location is wonderful, and the accommodations are spectacular and decorated so beautifully and tropically! We discovered that right down the road in Tulum, there is great night life and food, so, you dont have to go to Playa to get out. I highly recommend this place...feels like paradise!
Casa Caribbeansoul Review
This is the third vacation I have stayed at the Casacaribbeansoul. There's a reason for doing so, and I'll return again as soon as I have vacation time!
Besides the majestic beauty of the home, the convenience of the location is excellent, the view is spectacular, and the privacy is worth the rental rate alone! Being located between Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, there are tons of things to do that are easily accessible, if one so chooses! Being located on the waterfront of it's own protected bay, the snorkeling is fantastic as well.
As far as amentities, it's like being at home, or better! The full kitchen provides the ability to prepare any mean you might cook at home; enetertainment includes everything you have at home; stereo, TV, DVD and iPod hookups along with a beautifully decorated Great Room/ Living area! I was even able to get some work done, as it includes an internet connection!
Living quarters are equally spectacular with king size beds and beautiful decor! Huge bathrooms and showers are larger than my own! Frankly, if I owned the place, I'd never leave! I will return everytime I can do so!
Jadee is a pleasure to do business with, and will make you feel right at home! She even helped arrange a great deal on a rental car! Her on-site staff of Marcos and Leydi are as friendly as can be, and will do anything asked. They even prepared a couple of dinners for us that were nothing short of a 5 star restaurant, for a fraction of the cost! I give the entie experience a 10 out of 10!
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
We felt immersed in beauty and comfort.
Casa Caribbean Soul is an amazing home in a lovely place. It's also in a perfect location: close to adventures but quietly secluded. In addition, Marcos and Leydi were wonderful. They took care of everything, so we didn't need to do anything but relax.
Because of the rockiness, I would be hesitant to bring very young children to Casa Caribbean Soul. But we completely enjoyed living so close to the reef. Beach combing, snorkeling, kayaking, watching waves, tide pooling--it was all fascinating and fun.
This was our third trip to the Yucatan Peninsula and the best by far.
Perfect holiday in a fabulous property!
From the moment we rounded the corner first view of Casa Caribbean Soul, we knew that we had found a jewel of a property & that it was going to live up to our high expectations - the photos and reviews on the web and the reality are a perfect match. So if you are wondering if the property could be as good as it looks, the answer is a resounding 'yes'.
The design, decoration and furnishings are of a high standard and a style in keeping with the beach front - the colours of the sea, sand and tropical setting are reflected back in the interior, a perfect holiday setting. The house and beach were beautifully maintained by Marcos & Leydi, who took pride in their work:beach raked each morning,house cleaned from top to bottom 6 days a wk, catering on offer if required.
The climate was lovely with a gentle breeze, the beach enticing with comfortable hammocks & loungers, kayaks & good snorkelling to hand. The coral in the bay is a bit beaten up by hurricanes but is slowly recovering, with plenty of interesting fish & the occasional turtle. We also saw nesting and hatching turtles in the moonlight on the point nearby - a remarkable experience.
Owner Jadee was very pleasant to deal with and the administration of our booking went through very smoothly - wiring the money over from the UK to USa took 3-4 days, but the process worked fine.
The property is in a good situation for exploring the Yucatan. The Mayan temple at Tulum is about a 20 minute drive - you can see it across the bay perched on a cliff top; nearby is a freshwater cenote where you can snorkel through the mangrove roots plus 2 nice restaurants on hand; Coba with its jungle-festooned Mayan temples is about 45 mins away & well worth it to climb a Mayan pyramid (forbidden at many sites now). There is great scuba diving only 20 minutes' drive away in the beautiful bay at akumal, which we did on 2 days.
Casa Caribbean Soul delivered 100% on all aspects and we would certainly like to make another visit!
Stunning! The perfect getaway! Hidden Paradise!
If you're looking for a getaway in paradise, this is it! this Villa has all the comforts of a 5 Star Hotel! It's stunning view overlooking the sapphire blue water and white sand beach of the Caribbean, only steps from the back door, are too beautiful for words. No detail overlooked regarding convenience and comfort. True luxury lifestyle. A very friendly staff, a local couple that not only provides daily Maid service and maintenance, but also will cook upon request, and very inexpensive! Cheaper than going out to dinner, and far better! We had several meals prepared, and I must say, it was like having a private Chef and Butler serving us! All in all, I give this Villa, it's beautiful setting and service, a 10 on a 1 to 10 scale! I will be returning for another stay soon!
This was a great place to relax and unwind!
Stayed here 11 days. Jadee has created a beautiful atmosphere for her home...very well equipped and nicely decorated. The sea Kayaks were fun to take out. It's a little rocky right in front of the house so it's sometimes hard to get in and out for snorkeling. It's easier if you walk down the beach a ways. The snorkeling wasn't as good as some places I've been but it was still good by the reef. I got to see a huge Manta Ray! It rained some while we were there but it was still beautiful. Leydi and Marcos were great. They are great cooks! Some local fishermen stopped by the house one day and Marcos came and got us to see if we wanted to buy some. We bought a kilo of Lobster!...yum...doesn't get much fresher than that! The only thing I had problems with was the oven. It seemed to get unusually hot and the numbers were very hard to read so I wasn't even sure what temperature I had it set on...Maybe a big red dot signifying 350 degrees might be helpful. All in all a great vacation...not at all like staying in the glitzy resorts of Cancun which is what we wanted. There are plenty of good restaurants not far away if you have a car. El Camello in Tulum was a great little seafood place...Not fancy, but great food and cheap ice cold beer! The house was a little bigger than what we needed cause we only had 4 people. It would easily accomodate 3 couples with each having their own bedroom and bathroom. My favorite spot was the rooftop. I sat up there a lot and took in the beautiful scenery. Check this place out...you will definitely not be dissappointed!
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Fantastic in every way!!!
Our stay at Casa Caribbean Soul was absolutely fantastic, in every way! It was the best vacation experience we've ever had... in Mexico or anywhere else in my various travel experiences in the Caribbean and Europe...and we can't wait to return again. Everything from the warm and very hospitable staff - Marcos and Leydi (who also cook and serve wonderful meals upon request), are quietly there (unobtrusively) to help with anything you need; the property manager, Arlene, who checked on us frequently to make sure everything was 'in order' with the house and property; the incredibly clear and colorful turquoise/blue waters; the beautiful soft white sand beach (which was perfectly groomed every morning before we even woke), the palm and coconut trees swaying in the breeze and offering lots of shady spots to sit under with your favorite book, drink, or favorite friend, or significant other... and then there is the house!! It's very beautifully designed and decorated, offering luxurious comfort in every room. One of our favorite spots was the rooftop palapa bar area, for watching sunsets and sunrises, spending 'happy hour', or sitting under the stars for a romantic evening. We also very much enjoyed the fantastic snorkeling just off the beach, and kayaking when the bay was calm.
And then there is the location. It's splendid - offering privacy and quiet serenity, with absolutely beautiful views, and close enough to see and enjoy so many other scenes and activities within just a few minutes/miles, if you choose to. Our favorite spot was Casa Caribbean Soul - each time we ventured out to see something else, or do something else, we were happiest when we returned. We highly recommend it for everyone (couples, friends or families) - it's perfectly suited for anyone who wants a much nicer experience than the typical resort or hotel.. no matter how nice they are!
Santa Fe, NM
Our 10 day trip to paradise was a dream! The house could not be situated in a better spot, with a constant indirect breeze and no blaring direct sunlight - there's always some nice cool shady spot on their beach under the palm and coconut trees. The reef is right in front of the house for exceptional snorkling in the clear blue and turquoise waters. The views of Tankah Bay and the stars at night were to die for! (especially from the rooftop palapa bar area). The exceptional personal service and authentic home cooking from Marcus & Leydi, the two very friendly and sweet dogs - Peggy and Dulce, the property manager (Arlene) and "locals" personal insight and information were great! The home is spacious and beautiful inside and out. Everything is very nice and very comfortable. Another nice surprise was the privacy and quiet sereneity it offered, but so close to everything if you choose to go anywhere. We loved staying right there the most though... and we hope to visit again and again! Everything about the experience was fantastic - much better than any other vacation experience we've ever had in Mexico (or anywhere else for that matter).
Luxury relaxation aaah the breeze and the surf
The home is located a short 12minute drive from Tulum and the beach . Its on a very Quiet bay, 30 feet from the water. Do not expect a sandy beach, all of the homes on the Water North of Tulum have a rocky water front. We swam in front of the house and snorkeled. Get Clear on this point . For us it was perfect, we went to the beach in Tulum every day to Kite board. There is a quiet cenote to swim in within walking distance. I would trade this level of quiet and relaxation for the more public sandy beach hotel options any day. This 3 bedroom home has all the amenities we were looking for and is perfect for 3 couples or a family.
The furnishings , linens , appliances and art are all new and of very high quality and tastefully selected. It is a well cared for Home , the care takers live in a small house on the property and are friendly , ready to assist, very professional and trustworthy and are almost invisible. The owners are very easy to deal with and trustworthy. I would stay there again. In fact I can't wait to stay there again. Read more
Response from Jadee - 04/25/2011
Hi Keith, and thank you for taking the time to leave me a trip review as well as the positive comments you have left. I am so glad that you ejoyed Tankah Bay and Casa Caribbean Soul! I would like to address the comment about the beach. As you can clearly see in my photos that my home does have a beautiful white sandy and private beach on which we are located. Because of the close proximity of the house to the reef (the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world) there are some coral and rocks along the edge of the water upon entering. There are many areas north of the Tulum beach that offer sandy beaches as Tankah Bay does as far north as Cancun! This is partly why the snorkeling is so incredible in this bay. This is where the beautiful tropical fish, turtles and other abundant marine life live, and feed along this reef and the coral heads that are scattered throughout this bay. I would like to clarify that once you enter the water and swim out a very short distance there is a nice sandy bottom. Tulum is not known for fantastic snorkeling as is Tankah bay making it an excellent choice for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and just about anything else without all of the crowds. I do hope you can visit our "paradise" again, thank you! JHC
New Braunfels, Texas
Fabulous Breathtaking Spectacular Exquiset
The House Staff were very considerate and the most accommadating people. Their meals were all wonderful and fresh.Their food was so good I wanted to have them cook every meal! The House was just beautiful as well as the furnishings.The mattresses were expecially astonishing. I never slept so good. The bathrooms were perfect! The views from all rooms were absolutely breathtaking. The beach was right out the living room and very relaxing. I have been in Mexico every year but I will never stay anywhere else but here. I have never had so much fun and yet been able to relax and rest. Thank you so much for your beautiful home. I will be back soon.
This is the most beautiful vacation house I've ever stayed in so I had to come back. The privacy, comfort and service are simply unparalleled and this property could easily become addictive.
We opted for meals while there and were really impressed at the wonderful presentation and the skill of the cook.
Management was accomodating, making everything very easy for us. We will definitely make this our vacation getaway over and over again.
absolutely fabulous! I did'nt want to leave!
from the second that I laid eyes on the house, I was awestruck,it was so beautiful outside and inside was just as fabulous.I especially loved going out on the kayak and discovering cool places to snorkle,I could'nt believe the variety of marine life,and the water was so wonderful to be in.I can't wait to go back!
Exceeded our expectations!
My husband and I had a wonderful week @ CaribbeanSoul. The house and grounds are lovely and well maintained. Very quiet area and beautiful bay. The house staff will cook excellent meals if you want. We travelled with a group of friends and found the house to be a perfect setup.
Beautiful and tranquillo!
My second stay at Caribbean Soul was even more wonderful than the first as my stay was longer allowing for more relaxation in a most beautiful setting with all the amenitiesand attention to detail. Leydi and Marcos took great care to make our stay most comfortable and their dinner presentations should not be missed! The aqua room was heavenly and I would like to reserve it permanently. But my favorite was just lounging out front with the beach underfoot, the sea beckoning and a chilled cervesa at hand.
We will be back!
Oasis by the sea an understatement
As a musician, I have been all over the world...and am the first to admit that I can be very 'particular' when it comes to my vacations and down time. Right from the onset, Casa Caribean Soul exceeded all of our expectations!!! It was like having a slice of paradise to enjoy for just the two of us...from the breath-taking sunsets we viewed from the rooftop patio, to our own private stretch of white sand beach to enjoy. There was such a tranquility at the property, no dealing with loud, crowded beaches over-run by screaming tourists...the snorkeling was amazing as were the sunrise strolls on the beach! Everything was at your fingertips from swimming in the warm blue waters of the bay, to just swinging in the hammock strumming my guitar. It was the perfect blend of privacy, yet close enough to see attractions like the ruins of tulum without going out of your way. Casa recharged our batteries like no other vacation we have ever taken and it will be the vacation that all others will be judged by...we can hardly wait to go back...and we will, again and again!!! Words are not adequate to describe how amazing our stay was...I would rate this higher than the 5 stars allotted if I could!!! A definite must stay when venturing to the rivierra maya!
Comfort and beauty.
We would happily rent Casa Caribbean Soul again. It is very comfortable, immaculately clean, and situated right on the beach. I think the beds are always important, and these are excellent mattresses and nice sheets. The air conditioning worked well and the bathrooms were beautiful.
The view over the water is gorgeous, and the beach is lovely. It is a rocky walk going into the water and one must wear shoes or booties. The water inside the bay is turquoise, clear, gentle and not too deep. What we could see of the reef shows much silting over by the hurricanes in the last decade, but I think that is true all over the upper Caribbean.
We wished we could have opened windows at night to hear the surf, but we were advised to keep them locked. I'm sure that is true for any private home in the area, and we always felt perfectly safe.
The Mayan couple who cook and clean are lovely people and we had wonderful fresh fish dinners several nights.
We would go back tomorrow if we could! Read more
Response from Jadee - 02/08/2011
Susan, thank you for choosing Casa Caribbean Soul and it sounds like you did enjoy yourselves.
I feel bad that you did not sleep at night with your bedroom doors and windows open! When I advised you to keep things "locked up" I meant if you were to be leaving the property to be sure that all is locked up. And at night when everyone turns in to their respective bedrooms to be sure that all the windows and doors are locked just as you would do at home.
Believe it or not some people think that just because you are in "paradise" there is no reason to lock things up when leaving the property or going to sleep at night! Just as in any place there is a risk in not locking up and it makes it very easy for those that are looking for this type of opportunity .
I am so sorry for this miscommunication as sleeping with the bedroom windows and doors open is perfectly lovely and would not have been a problem. Sorry for the confusion and I hope you do return sometime so you can experience this for yourself!
Thank you again, JHC
Mujere de la Tequila
Luxurious, comfortable vacation right on the beach.
My friends and I spent an unforgettable Thanksgiving week at Casa Caribbean Soul. The caretakers, Marcos and Lady, were exceptionally thoughtful and caring. Everyday our beds were made up, house was cleaned and before the sun starts to rise, Marcos and Lady are out on the beach raking it and putting all the cushions out on the lounge chairs. The, us bought, Cali King size beds were the most comfortable imaginable and each room opens to a balcony or terrace with a spectacular view of Tankah Bay. We Kayaked and snorkeled right from the house...the ocean is only a few feet away. Casa Caribbean Soul is absolutely the most beautiful house on Tankah Bay and I will definitely be going back. Can't recommend it enough!!!
Without reservation I'd recommend this home to anyone who likes a vacation home with all the upgrades. The staff was discrete and attentive to our needs. The home itself, the grounds, the beach area in front are perfectly maintainedf. For those interested in dining at the home we tried four meals from the menu and found each prepared fresh, presented professionally and delicious.
It was a quiet beach and we did not see many others during our stay. We walked both Soliman Bay and Tankah Bay, comparing all of the villas and grounds and this villa stood out as the best one to choose. Just the right amount of landscaping, to both offer views and provide a little privacy. Also, it is ideally situated to hear the rolling surf and capture the ocean breezes.
I could go on and on, but the bottom line is everything is easy to do from here and doing nothing is easy to do from here. As day time enthusiasts we drove to Tulum Centro to walk the neighborhoods and eat downtown. We drove to Tulum Beach for Salsa lessons and dancing at La Zebra on Sunday nights. We went to the Tulum and Coba ruins both along well maintained roads. A day trip to Playa del Carmen for sight seeing, and over to Cozumel for some grand snorkeling using a small tour outfit booked at the ferry pier. We also snorkeled and dove in a cenote nearby. All the roads were good, we always felt safe and no pre-planning reservations were required for anything we sought to do during our stay.
The only thing I did not prefer is the lighting on the patio dining area. I prefer incandescent light with a dimmer or candlelight for my meals. It is an easy fix, the recessed fixtures are there. The solution for us was to dim the interior dining room fixture (incadescent) and this provided us with enough light to eat by. A hurricane lamp for candles outside would be a nice touch.
Destination: Relax and Recharge
What a wonderful villa that is just beautifully decorated and has all the necessities of home! What you see is what you get - it is as attractive as it looks online - maybe more so. Roomy, quiet seclusion will keep us coming back; not to mention the attentiveness of the staff and owner. Every detail was taken care of prior to our arrival, including destination suggestions, which made for an easy transition from the daily hustle to total relaxation and peace. We were close enough to enjoy the delights of Tulum and akumal and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our stay at Casa Caribbean Soul.
Best of Both Worlds
The Villa provided My husband & I with the seclusion and privacy in a beautiful setting we were looking for with still plenty to do for my young adult children. We had a great time and every need was met by the wonderful staff. The villa was beautiful and so comfortable. I have stayed in several lovely villas in the area and I have to say, this was my favorite. The wireless internet access was wonderful to keep tabs on home and work and what a view you have from every room while you check on home. The rooftop observation deck is amazing and a perfect spot for an evening cocktail or early morning coffee. I have to say my #1 pleasantry was the beds. Usually the beds in Mexico are very hard, (don't confuse with firm) even in the nicest resorts the beds are not that comfortable but Carribean Soul has very comfortable beds and as I have problems with a stiff back, it was a wonderful bonus. Every room was so great, it was hard to call one the master. The staff was attentive to our every need but never intrusive. I would highly recommend this vacation rental to anyone. My whole family had the a wonderful time, ages 18 to 52, so that is quite a range to please. The setting is pretty secluded, which is what I love, but if you are looking for crowds, glitzy lights and non stop action with 4 lane highways and shopping malls, go to Miami, but if you are looking for the true amore of the Carribean, seclusion with still plenty near by, in a comfortable, beautiful villa with total privacy and a wonderful staff to attend to your every need, Carribean Soul is what you are looking for.
Relaxation and rejuvenation
What a wonderful retreat from the hustle of everyday llife and in such a beautiful setting. The comfort and serenity offered in this beautiful home makes you want to extend your stay indefinitely... I did not want to leave! The attention to detail and creating a treasured experience is beyond what I imagined and I hope to share it with more family and friends.The service and ammenities helped to make a most memorable vacation.
Vacation in Paradise
This lovely home on Tankah Bay absolutely offered the best of everything. The snorkeling was amazing! The coral reef is just offshore, and we were delighted to be able to see a gorgeous variety of marine life just by wading into the crystal clear water. We are accustomed to paying to go out on chartered snorkeling tours, but we were amazed to find that it was completely unnecessary as the beauty of the Caribbean coral reef was at our doorstep. The home was very private and we rarely saw other vacationers. Usually there were no other people in sight in the entire bay, and we had our own private beach. There are no large hotels or resorts on this bay which mainly consists of private homes. Jadee's home has the prime lot on the bay as it is so private and has the best views.The house itself was clearly not built primarily as a rental property. Every detail, down to the light fixtures, is extraordinary in quality and aesthetically pleasing. The linens are fine quality and the bedrooms are so luxurious you just want to pile up in bed and gaze out over the balcony at the sea. The kitchen is extremely well stocked, but don't bother to cook for yourself when Leydi can prepare the most sumptuous meals, and she and Marcos will serve you like royalty. (That was one of my favorite parts!)With all the privacy, you might think there is nothing else to do, but that is certainly not the case. This home is much closer to the major attractions of the Riviera Maya than Cancun, and I was amazed at the delightful restaurants and shops on the beach in Tulum just minutes away. The ruins at Tulum are a must do, and the Coba ruins are under an hour by car. We snorkeled in a cenote just by walking down our lane. We were so glad we decided to vacation in this fabulous home instead of staying in Cancun or a resort farther north. We felt completely safe during our stay, and we were able to experience Mexico at its best instead of an american vacation transplanted into the Yucatan.
Jack and Carol
This was the most relaxing place that my husband and I have vacationed at in a very long time. The location could not have been better, close proximity to great food and many interesting sites to visit if you wanted to. The home is beautifully furnished, comfortable with staff to do cooking if you choose to stay at the home for the entire time. I cannot think of anything negetive to say. We cannot wait to go back.
Dream vacation - serene and luxurious
What a fantastic place to vacation! Casa Caribbean Soul and the beautiful setting wqs incredible. The house and furnishings are magazine-perfect. The beach, with turquoise/emerald green water, is right out the back door, and beckons to you to snorkel, kayak, walk, tan, or just relax and read. The cartakers live in the pretty casita on the property and every morning rake the sand, sweep and/or mop the beautiful mosaic tile patio. They do the housekeeping, etc. and are just delightful - they even cooked two beautiful and delicious meals for us. The accommodations were superb and Jadee made sure our stay was comfortable and memorable.
This is definitely a place to re-visit!!
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.
Des Moines, IA, USA
Our stay at the gorgeous Casa was splendid! Overlooking the bay, beautifully situated not far from the breaking waves on the reef, the shoreline is inviting to swim, snorkel through and around coral formations, and kayak (2 provided) around the amazingly clear multihued waters of Tankah Bay, located just a few miles north of Tulum. The Tulum Mayan temple is faintly visible in the distance across the bay. Just down the very private and low traffic access road are two excellent and mellow places to eat and drink and soak up the Caribean beachfront ambience, and also a super-cool "cenote" freshwater swimming hole that must be the nicest place for a dip we've ever experienced. The house is very clean and staffed by a wonderful couple, Marcos and Leydi - you will be very glad if you have a dinner or two that they prepare. The whole experience was really fantastic and we would not do anything differently for our family spring-break week vacation. CL/DesMoines
Fort Worth, Texas
Our Tulum Experience
I suppose the best test to apply to any experience is, "would you do it again"? The answer is yes, absolutely!
To begin, the villa was ideal. The spacious bedrooms were sparkling clean, large closets, bathrooms and showers with a wonderful view of the beautiful bay just a few yards from the grounds.
The roof top with an open bar area provided magnificent views of the tropical evening sunsets across the bay and of the surrounding area.
We took advantage of the two kayaks provided to paddle all over the bay both inside and outside the surrounding reef and to snorkel the warm waters.
The meals prepared by the wife of the groundskeeper were delicious and an unexpected pleasant surprise.
When we felt the need to return to "civilization" to shop, eat out and just sightseeing the town of Tulum was in easy reach. I might add the locals were all very friendly and accommodating. Other popular sightseeing destinations such as the Mayan ruins which provides many "Kodak moments" was within easy driving distance. We did get caught outside during one of the tropical rains on this visit with one umbrella and four people to share it with. This just provided us with another experience to laugh about later.
The only real downer for the whole trip was the day we had to pack to leave this wonderful place.
and return home.
beautiful, relaxing, exactly as advertised
Our stay was wonderful. The home is very private and secluded on a beach that is all private homes or very small hotels. The home itself is one of the most private, as there are no neighbors directly on either side. The reef in front of the house is definitely rocky, water shoes were necessary. However, we experienced some of the best snorkeling that we have ever seen, and if you go out a bit further the water is deep enough to swim but calm enough that we felt safe the whole time. The homeowner has 2 kayaks available which were a lot of fun. There is a cenote within walking distance which also was one of the most amazing snorkeling experiences that we have ever had. There are some small restaurants that you can walk to but it is worth it to rent a car so that you can drive to town (10 minutes) for groceries and food. The housekeepers were wonderful, attentive to everything we needed but staying mostly out of the way unless we asked them for something. Leydi is a fantastic cook and Marcos procured some amazing fish and lobsters for us. The home itself is beautiful, comfortable, and was nicer than some hotels we have stayed in. The rental experience itself was problem free, the homeowner was very prompt in answering all of our questions and dealing with the contracts and payments. All in all, we feel that we got an excellent value for the money that we spent and will definitely absolutely return again.
lovely propert in excellent quiet location
From first contacting Jadee to enquire about the property to finally arriving the transaction went extremely smoothly. Jadee responded to my many e-mails with amazing promptness throughout the process.
On arrival we were met by Marcos and Leydi who were delightful and were attentive without being intrusive.
The house was beautifully kept (by Leydi and Marcos) and had the most wonderful views from all the bedrooms.
The outside space was also beautifully maintained - even down to Marcos "raking" the sand daily! The dogs were also very clean and friendly!
Snorkelling in the bay was not as good as we had hoped but we feel this was due to the windy weather and churned up waters. This did not deter us and we had wonderful swims in the nearby cenote, at Akumel beach(10 minute drive) with the turtles and Tulum beach - spectacular coastline. Also a wonderful trip snorkelling in the caves.
This was our first time to the Mayan riviera and we loved it - fascinating history, wonderful beaches, good mexican food and delightful friendly people.
We just hope Tulum will not be spoilt in the years to come by mass tourism.
All in all a wonderful trip - I am sure we will return one day! Read more
Response from Jadee - 03/02/2010
I am truly glad your experience in Tankah and at my home met your expectations! I am so sorry the weather conditions during your stay prevented you from having the ideal snorkeling experience in the bay!
We are having uncharacteristic "winter" weather in Tankah this year and as a result of that have had a great deal more wind and cooler temps than what is normal for us for this time of year.
I do hope you visit Tankah again as the snorkeling is really fantastic and would love to have you back anytime!
Yes, they describe it correctly: it really is a beautiful beachfront villa with incredible snorkeling.
We had a great view of the beach from our bedroom, with a walk-in shower, and lots of counter space. We watched sunsets from the roof, sipped margaritas, and read novels in the lounge chairs and hammocks.
A short ways down the road is a cenote (underground water supply), where we snorkeled, too. About six miles away is Tulum, where we explored Mayan ruins (the only ones on the coast). We also explored the ruins at Chichen Itsa a couple of hours away, and there are lots more in the region. Down the coast is Belize, where English is the official language. Up the coast is Cancun, where we took a ferry to Isla Mujeres. The whole coast has one incredible resort after another, with lots of things to do, things to buy.
The on-site caretakers kept the house and grounds immaculate, and we highly recommend you hire the cook, who prepared the best Mexican food we have had anywhere.
We recommend that you use the ATM to get pesoes, because you get a better exchange rate. The taxi drivers charge by the zone, not by the mile, so you can haggle with them. The food you buy in the grocery stores is a lot different from that of the USA, and getting a great cup of coffee with pastry is a little difficult.
But all in all, we had a great time. The weather was sunny and warm, but not hot, and the breezes coming in from the sea kept the air circulating. Clouded over maybe once or twice during the two weeks we were there. Surely it was a very relaxing vacation.
We would definitely return.
My Favorite Vacation
I loved every minute of my time here. Excellent service - Leyte & Marcos were charming & attentive without being obtrusive in any way. we opted to have meals prepared by them - which turned out to be better than many restaurants we've been to. In fact, the food was really great and it was tough not to be tempted to eat too much.
The house was impressive in just it's design, but it was also beautifully decorated. Far from ordinary, it was comfortable, sparkling clean and gives a feeling of spaciousness while maintaining cozy areas. The rooftop bar was one of my favorite places, though the beautiful private beach is tough competition. The trouble with hammocks is you just don't ever want to get up, not when you're looking at the sunsets we were seeing!
There is plenty to do in the surrounding area, ruins at Tulum and Chichen Itza, Isla Mujeres, cenotes...a lot to see and do in just 2 wks so I'll guess we'll have to go back to do the rest. Somehow I don't think I'll have to twist any arms.
New York, New York
Myself and two friends spent a week here in February 2010 and enjoyed everything about it. The house is lovely, well appointed and spotlessly kept. The caretakers, Marcos and Leydi, who live in a small home on the property, were wonderful and helpful. The location is perfect, conveniently close to town for all supplies, restaurants, etc., yet away from it all (a 10-minute drive) when you so choose. We loved it and highly recommend Casa Caribbean Soul.
Best Vacation Ever
My family and I had a fabulous stay at Casa Caribbean Soul. The house was the nicest vacation home I have ever rented and the staff were extremely helpful. The location is perfect whether you want to take day trips to explore the area or just stay put and enjoy all the villa has to offer.The thing I liked least was having to leave.
San Francisco, California
Very luxurious and comfortable house. The pictures, if anything, do not do it justice. It was perfect for 3 couples and the snorkeling in the "backyard" (the lagoon bordered by the coral reef) is amazing. Really an idyllic place. The only very minor downsides: the access road isn't very well maintained and was riddled with pot holes when we were there. Also, we had to be careful getting into the water because of the abundance of sea urchins.
The property manager (and owner) Jadee was very nice, helpful and made the rental process painless.
The caretakers Marcos and Leydi were super attentive and kept both the house and the beach spotless.
Overall a really wonderful experience. Highly recommended. Read more
Response from Jadee - 01/25/2010
Thank you Mathilde I am so glad you enjoyed your stay!
The road into the bay from the Federal hwy(307) can become a bit annoying. The summer months are our wettest months normally during the year and with the traffic in and out of our road this is normally when it starts to deteriorate.
We as homeowners in Tankah do collectively maintain the road and this is done on an average of about 1 time a year and have the road graded and more road base laid down. It is usually about this time of year(January) that all of these repairs happen.
Unfortunately for you the repairs were started the week that you returned back home and the road is really nice and smooth now!
The situation with the sea urchins is such that it changes regularly.
Because of the close proximity of my house to the reef there is always going to be more marine life just steps away from my beach into the water. The sea urchins are not always as plentiful as they have been in the last couple of months and with most things goes in cycles, so does this. There are sometimes very few of them at all! I guess it is just one of the little things that you have to tolerate when you are in a great snorkeling area! I hope that you and your family come back again to Tankah soon! Jadee H. Craig
Beauty and tranquility
What a beautiful house. Every detail top notch. Each bedroom with a view over Tankah Bay. Sit on roof deck and watch the sunset. Tulum has all the sights; snorkeling, caves, ruins, restaurants, ziplines, and beaches all within a 10 minute drive.
The caretakers clean the house, rake the beach, set up the chairs, and pull out the kayaks. For $6.50 have them make a fabulous dinner. Well worth the money.
So plan on a relaxing and soaking in the beauty!
Fantastic Holiday. Superb Accommodation
This house is superb. Three master suites - all facing the ocean. Beautifully decorated and equipped with more than you will ever need.
Walk a few steps to the aquamarine ocean and snorkel, take the sea kayaks out and spend hours on the water...
If you like privacy this is it. We walked down the road and swam in the Cenote - just truly idyllic.
You will not be disapointed. We loved it.
The sunrises and sunsets from the roof top was breath taking. The snorkling was so much fun and all the fish such beautiful colors. I can't wait to return. This house lived up to all my expectations and more. Thank you for a great vacation.
Beauty, comfort, luxury and hospitality!
My husband and I spent a simply delightful vacation at a beautiful beach front home just outside of Tulum, Mexico. The area provides much to do and plenty to see.
The ruins at Tulum are fascinating. We were amazed at the building skills of the ancient people, not to mention the sheer size. A visit there should certainly be part of your stay. It is very well organized and transportation and fees are quite reasonable. Don't miss a day on the Tulum beach. It's unbelievable. Powder white sand and palm trees and huge.
We dined at several charming restaurants in the area and found the food exceptional and the service outstanding. Several of these were places that we simply wandered into with no foreknowledge and still we were very pleasantly pleased. Especially since neither of us speak much Spanish. However if dining out is not your cup of tea, you couldn't do better than having breakfast, dinner or lunch on the patio, in the dining room or on the rooftop at Casa de Caribbean Soul. The view is fabulous and "Lady", one-half of the couple that kept the house tidy and well run proved to be an outstanding cook as well as an organized housekeeper. Her husband had the beach clean and cushions on the chairs every morning and hammocks ready for a
siesta. They live on site and we found them attentive, helpful, willing and friendly, but never intrusive. Actually I would have been content to relax at the house more, but we wanted to experience the area's culture while we were there.
We had a few days of unseasonably cool weather and so chose not to scuba in the beautiful bay. We were disappointed to miss seeing the reef up close and personal, but being Texan, we don't do cool very well. Ahh--something to look forward to on our next visit.
We were able to arrange for massages on the beach at the house. The two that came to do them were remarkably good. I can critic this service honestly, as we have been salon/spa owners for years.
Go, you'll be glad!!
A week in paradise!
A week at this beautiful beach front villa was just what my husband and I needed. We snorkled with sea turtles in crystal blue water just outside our doot every morning.The grounds keeper and maid live on the property and treated us like family with authentic mexican quisine and the most personal assistance with anything we needed.We hated to leave this colorful home sitting in paradise, but will most assuredly return on our next visit to Mexico!