Villa Zen del Mar - the ZEN of Akumal on the beach
Zen del Mar – A Mayan red spacious 7,500 square foot Villa has SEVEN large King bedroom-suites with five Mayan-marble bathtubs. Architect Udi Saly and designer Liz Conover renovated Zen in 2014 adding two grand Penthouse suites. Celebrities and Sports stars return to Zen del Mar for its direct ocean front privacy and superior guest services.
Zen del Mar can comfortably accommodate 14 to 18 guests. Zen del Mar may also be rented with its adjacent Villa, Casa del Sol Naciente on Jade Bay for larger groups.
Both villas are located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Jade Bay is a private oasis of personal Villas and an easy beach walk into the town of Akumal.
Zen, a walled estate from the small street, welcomes you with its handmade double hardwood doors. One enters the Villa with its imposing stone archway highlighting a glass window that soars 35 feet for its picture perfect view of the Caribbean Sea. Zen del Mar captures all Ocean views by subtle elevation and angle plays so everyone has a room with a great ocean view. The Living room, with two couches, opens up to a large exterior patio adjacent to the 60 foot long swimmers swimming pool. A Palapa style structure sits above the pool for double private massages or a yoga practice. The Dining room, Granite Kitchen and one King bedroom en-suite are located on the first floor. There are two dining areas, one inside and a large al fresco patio table with its covered roof providing views of both the garden and the Sea.
Up the wooden handrail you will find a balcony overlooking the garden and four King Bedrooms with bathrooms and bathtubs en-suite. A large ocean front private balcony adjoins the bedrooms so you can enjoy your Mexican coffee from your wooden lounge chairs. As global nomads, the owners made sure that each bedroom has its own design personality and is beautifully appointed with fine European linens and towels. Enjoy the books, movies and accessories chosen from their travels around the world as these are seldom found in a beach house.
Two King Penthouse bedrooms at 1000 sq. feet and 1500 sq. feet occupy the top floor. Each room has a panoramic view of the Ocean, bathroom en-suite with a Mayan bathtub, shower and Mayan hammocks.
Akumal in Mayan means place where the turtles are born and Jade is one of their favorite beaches. Zen del Mar has a swinging bed on ropes nestled under a Palapa at the oceans edge, it is a coveted spot for reading a book or an afternoon nap.
Staff includes daily maid service and pool cleaning and maintenance. Additional services are available upon request at nominal charges: Chef Services, Van & Driver, Massage therapist, Yoga instruction, Sailing, Scuba Diving, and Tours of the Mayan ruins.TripAdvisor property ID 3077739...Read more
Left on 07/23/2015 for a stay in July 2015 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 23, 2015Stayed Jul 2015
I booked this villa for a birthday weekend with my girlfriend and our closest friends. The house is HUGE, beautiful, and in pristine condition. The photos of the property look fantastic, but it looks even better in person. The house has dozens of places to sit and relax, making it the perfect property for hosting. The owner is very helpful in helping arrange plans, book transportation, and suggest sites and restaurants. The staff are friendly, make a great/simple breakfast, and keep the place spotless. Every bedroom is spacious with its own bathroom and most have balconies and places to hang out outside and see the ocean. The upstairs master bedrooms are beautiful and very romantic. When we visited the weather was beautiful and it didn't rain. The pool is beautiful and a great place to relax. A lot of use took kayaks into the ocean as well. I would suggest bringing snorkel gear as there are a lot of cool reefs and rock formations a little ways out into the water.
We had a great time and would definitely come back for another special occasion.
Left on 04/29/2015 for a stay in March 2015 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 29, 2015Stayed Mar 2015
We shared this beautiful home with two other families. Even with 6 adults and 7 teenagers, we never felt crowded in Villa Zen del Mar. The home is beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. Rosa prepared delicious fruit with breakfast every morning, but all of us agreed that Rosa's daily guacamole was the trip favorite! Easy walking distance to the town of Akumal, security and staff on site, chef prepared meals, all made for a perfect vacation! There was something for everyone on this trip! Villa Zen del Mar was everything we could have hoped for and more!
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