Villa Orquidea is one of our newest villa on Tankah Bay, Villa Orquidea is the perfect place to relax and enjoy modern accommodations on this fantastic beach. The 3 master suites in the main villa all have wonderful views of the Caribbean and Tankah Bay. The 2-level casita building has two 1-bedroom units with fully-equipped kitchens, living and dining area, and ocean views. Cool Caribbean breezes will follow you everywhere in this Spanish Colonial villa and with 3600 square feet and views of the ocean from nearly every room in the house, you will feel like royalty!
This villa is furnished with lovely hardwoods and artistic touches from renowned artists. As you come through the beautiful wrought iron entrance gate, walk up the handicap accessible entrance to the house and open the front door, you will be greeted by the turquoise blue waters of the Mayan Riviera. The entire beach side of the house is fronted with large bay windows that bring the outside in. Just a few steps away from the large, open living room and kitchen area is the swimming pool. The bedrooms are wonderfully decorated with the warm, bright colors of Mexico and you will find custom mosaics in each of the bathrooms. Step out on the Romeo and Juliet veranda and sip a Margarita on the Mahogany day bed.
Villa Orquidea is located on Tankah Bay just 6 miles north of Tulum and 80 miles South of Cancun. Not only is Tankah Bay famous for it's wonderful beach but also for the cenote just 10 minutes walk from the villa. There are also 2 restaurants near the cenote or you can relax at the villa and enjoy the fantastic cook service. Kayaking, snorkeling and swimming are just a few of the activities waiting for you at Villa Orquidea. Just 15 minutes by car are the majestic Mayan ruins of Tulum and a plethora of great restaurants, shops and more scenic beaches.
Additional amenities include: media library, complimentary cook service, nearby money exchange, hammock(s), private outdoor seating areas, bath & beach towels provided, magnifying makeup mirrors e/bath, all linens and towels provided, purified drinking water, 1 comp. dinner not on arrival, guest house available for pax, desk on each bedroom, cookware, nearby post office, spa style robes, cost of groceries not included, dinning table sittings for 10, cloth napkins and placemats prov, ipod docking stattion, gated entrance, coffee maker, cd player, handicapped accessibility 1st fl, high chairs, night-time private security, two complimentary massages, lounge chairs, unlimited vonage phone to us, nearby bank, nearby internet cafe, outdoor shower, maid service mon-sat, nearby atm, snorkeling area, electronic safe in each br, life jackets, utensils, 5 kayaks, lunch & dinner mon- sat, yoga/fitness, hair dryer in each bathroom, crib(s)....Read more
Left on 04/02/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Thomas S.Reviewed Apr 2, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
Villa Orquidea is nothing short of marvelous. The property is magnificent, with finishes of the highest quality, and furnishings to match. No detail has been overlooked. Jose attended to our every need, despite the fact that his wife Marisol was staying with her mother in Akumal, in anticipation of the imminent birth of their second child. Jose and sister Anna prepared fabulous dinners and breakfasts. Don't miss the chiles rellenos, and the huevos rancheros. Jose's Mexican Flag after dinner drink is a must do! Colorful, flamboyant, fun, and tasty. We kayaked out to the reef every day, where the snorkeling was some of the best we've ever experienced. All manner of colorful tropical fish; even a sea turtle, langosta, and several nurse sharks. Large schools of small fish (chub?), 1,000 or more at a time. With pleasant security personnel unobtrusively keeping an eye on things at night, we always felt safe. We enjoyed pizza and Caribbean Fish at the Blue Sky, where Leo runs a great restaurant. Tankah Bay is a beautiful, quiet setting. No high rises or mega resorts. Perfect! Direct access into the water is difficult, and you'll want sturdy Tevas, Keens, or surf shoes for beach walking. The beach is not really a walking beach, though we did walk all the way down to Dreams. Day trips to Akumal Bay, the Tulum ruins, and the Tulum beaches provided some nice variety; and we were always happy to return to our haven on Tankah Bay. I would strongly recommend Villa Orquidea to anyone who is seeking a luxury, beach front vacation, with all the amenities of home.
Left on 02/14/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | Renee B.Reviewed Feb 14, 2012Stayed Feb 2012
Villa Orquidea is a perfect escape from the hussle & bussle of many popular vacation destinations -- a true hidden paradise! The villa is close enough to many exciting excursions, but also allows for total relaxation if that's what you need.
Left on 12/13/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 13, 2011Stayed Nov 2011
We had a great time. It went mostly very well. I would have rated it higher if the service had been more professional. However, being a remote beach area in Mexico, I should have adjusted my expectations accordingly. All in all, we enjoyed our vacation very much and the house was wonderful.
Left on 06/22/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 22, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
The family of twelve had a great time. The Casitas were also used. The house was well equipped to entertain the group.
The location was great for water activites and adventures. We did a lot of the cooking and enjoyed shopping in Tulum and Aukmal.
Left on 01/05/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 5, 2011Stayed Dec 2010
We loved our stay!!Your home is truly wonderful. We traveled with my 93 year old father and 89 year old mother who found it totally comfortable relaxing and enjoyable. My 30 year old and 25 year old children loved staying in their own private quarters in the casita. The home's design, layout and furnishings are super lovely and very comfortable..bedding , linens ,tableware ,furniture. First class all the way. Loved the cross ventilation in the interior, the views, just everything was terrific!!!
Thank you so much.
Just to give you room for improvement..we did have trouble with the internet more often than not. my folks were disappointed that you lost dish network as they were planning on watching the packer game..but my brother had brought Cd's down so we were able to entertain ourselves that way when in need of our tv fix.
Jose and maria were lovely and made some tasty Mexican lunches for us . it was great having the maid service which usually doesn't come with a rental home , in my experience.
I have visited the area before but can confirm for new guests to the area -there is much much to do in the mayan Riviera and one never needs to travel more than 30 minutes from the house to take it all in!
Happy new year and thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us. we will have great memories of our vacation at villa oquidea!!
Left on 12/28/2010 for a stay in December 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 28, 2010Stayed Dec 2010
this is a very beautiful and exceedingly comfortable new home that has every amenity . it is a total delight to stay in. the traveller should know it is down a bumpy gravel road(that runs along tankah bay (where other luxury homes are located). a reef surrounds the bay so entrance to water for swimming is not ideal but typical for Akumal and Soliman Bay. This location holds much interest for those who want to kayak, snorkel and dive or explore nearby ruins, adventure and eco-parks or sunbathe on the flawless beaches of tulum. I doubt there is a more wonderful home base from which to enjoy the many pleasures of the mayan riviera than villa orquidea!
Left on 11/15/2010 for a stay in November 2010 | Charles M.Reviewed Nov 15, 2010Stayed Nov 2010
Please read these as areas the owner could improve - not criticisms (we did enjoy the tripa and the property:
Hot water was only warm. asked Jose to turn up but little change
Kitchen knives way too dull for any cooking
Dogs barked all night on several days. kept several in our party awake
Complementary meals and cooking services not clear. Jose does not understand or explain well. ( we missed the complementary meal )
On a positive note the bedding, towels, cleanliness were all excellent.
Left on 10/18/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | James K.Reviewed Oct 18, 2009Stayed Oct 2009
Fantastic house in a wonderful location with (almost) everything you could possibly need provided. The only things missing were a dishwasher and snorkeling equipment which is a must to enjoy the undersea life in the bay and on the reef near the house. The house was not ready when we arrived (some confusion over dates), but the on-site staff quickly remedied that situation. Occasional problems (wi-fi and safe combination setting) were quickly resolved. Expect the occasional power outage - normal for the region. Close to wonderful beaches at Tulum and in Sian Ka'an Biosphere. Overall, very highly recommended.
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