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“Great house close to Tulum”
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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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kziehn
Oakland, California
1 review
“Great house close to Tulum”
Reviewed June 14, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

My family and I were lucky enough to spend 8 nights in this beautiful house near Tulum. The house has lots of space, nice finishes and lots of light. The water is close by, as are 3 restaurants and a really exceptional cent that runs through the mangroves. The house is about 10 minutes from Tulum which made it very convenient. We loved the kayaks and the hammocks near the water. The caretakers are very friendly and did an amazing job keeping the house cleaned up each day of our trip.

Two major things to be aware of:
1. This house has no AC. Nights can be HOT
2. The beach has retreated since most pictures were taken, including the street views on Google Maps. The beach and water is very rocky and did not offer much in the way of snorkeling.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it as a very nice home base to use for exploration of the Tulum area.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Jun 2017
Thank you for your kind review!
We have fans in every room and some summer weeks can be hot at night.
The beach has changed dramatically in the last months. Fortunately, this the nature of beachfront and we hope the sand will come back very soon. There are a few amazing snorkeling spots in our Bay, accessible from the shore or with the kayaks. I can help you locate them for your next trip!
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DRRickett...
Vancouver, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful place, quiet but very accessible to the action if you want it”
Reviewed May 16, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Your place is great! Very nice bedrooms and interesting architecture. Outside spaces also very relaxing and great to have a private beach place to sit. We really enjoyed Villa Mariposa and the area, particularly how it is much quieter away from the Tulum beach area and certainly Cancun. Really enjoyed being close to the cenote and enjoyed the patio and drinks at Casa Cenote a number of times. Really enjoyed Chamicos at Soliman Bay as well – great place to sit. Luis and Nery were very nice and very thorough. Taking taxis everywhere worked out well too.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 May 2017
Thank you David! It is lovely to hear that the house met your expectations and that you took advantage of all the great spots in the area!
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Julie W
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Paradise”
Reviewed February 22, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

The house was delightful, the ocean breezes kept us from overheating, and the location was quiet and relaxing. It was everything we had hoped for and more.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Feb 2017
Thank you Julie! Just what we hope our guests will experience!
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Daydream3...
1 review
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed February 13, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Our family of four really enjoyed our stay at the Villa Mariposa - it was even too much space than we needed, but it sure felt nice not to be in each other's way on vacation. The house is right on the beach, so whoever wanted a dip could have it any time, while someone else could have some peace and quiet with a book in a hammock. The house is very well maintained, the local caretakers were there when we needed them, and stayed discreetly away when we wanted privacy. The breeze and the sounds of the ocean lulled us to sleep every night. Tulum is minutes away, and we had fun visiting the Mayan ruins, cenotes (there is one down the road), and Sian Ka'an Nature reserve. The whole experience was very relaxing and we felt safe and comfortable. Thank you to the owners for letting us use their little piece of paradise!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Feb 2017
Sounds like everyone had a very relaxing vacation! We do enjoy sharing our house with family and friends because everyone can find a quiet place to retire if need be.
we are delighted to welcome you again next year!
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Londonut
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Superb, well-designed, spacious and relaxing villa”
Reviewed January 7, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

We stayed here for a week over the Xmas period and we loved every minute of it. The villa is spacious, with well-spacd out large bedrooms, each with en-suite. The central area is gorgeous and looks onto a little beach with hammocks and beds, and once you find a path through the stones into the deeper part of the sea (not hard), the swimming is wonderful. One of the best places we have stayed in, and the housekeepers were friendly and helpful. Near to the Cenote for fresh water swimming, diving and snorkelling, and plenty of eateries nearby, although with a fully-equipped kitchen and outdoor BBQ, you might choose to eat at home.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Jan 2017
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family. We are delighted your stay met your expectations.
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njmalone
Greenville sc
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Such a lovely, relaxing place to enjoy the beach!”
Reviewed October 18, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

My husband and two of our friends spend 5 days at Villa Mariposa. We so enjoyed the house and especially the restaurants located very close to the house. We swam in the local cenote, hung out on the beach in front of the house, found a lovely "secret" beach with a fun place to eat and snorkel, and enjoyed the local Tulum ruins. Luiz and Nery were great caretakers and cooked a lovely ceviche dinner for us. Thanks to Veronique, Luiz, Nery and Roger!

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
20 Oct 2016
Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed our house and the area! Glad you found a "secret" beach too. We hope to welcome you again at Villa Mariposa!
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Becky L
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Perfect Choice”
Reviewed March 27, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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Villa Mariposa was the perfect choice for our girl's vacation. We loved everything about life on Tankah Bay - the house and all its amenities, leisurely mornings, walking the beach, kayaking in the bay, relaxing under the palapa and yes, the hammocks were delightful. One night we watched the sunset and the moon rise from the rooftop.

Close to home we made great memories and enjoyed great drinks and food at Casa Cenote and Blue Sky, and Casa/ Manatee Cenote is a magical place just steps away from the villa. If you walk south along the beach you'll be rewarded with a gorgeous stretch of sand and see where the cenote and ocean meet.

We rented a car so took trips into Tulum for groceries, shopping and lunch in the pueblo, to the ruins and an afternoon at Ziggy's on the beach. At the recommendation of a local, we spent a late morning/early afternoon at Xcacel beach, which was gorgeous. The cenote there is small but refreshing.

Luis and Nery are lovely people who added so much to making our week both comfortable and carefree. They keep the grounds and the villa beautifully, and we asked them to cook a couple entrees, salsa and guacamole early in our stay. Everything they made was delicious and the leftovers were great. We really appreciated that Nery did the dishes for us.

Communication with the homeowner both before and during our stay was excellent, and I really appreciated Veronique's assistance setting up surprise massages at the house for my friends. The description of the villa and its amenities is accurate, and its location provided the peace, tranquility and space we were looking for.

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Liked best: Location, all the fun spaces to be together or alone, the beauty both inside and outside the villa.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
28 Mar 2016
Dear Becky, thank you so very much for your review. We are delighted your vacation was relaxing and that you enjoyed a lot of what the area has to offer. I am always happy to help set up massages or dinner for our guests. How sweet that the massages were a surprise for your friends! Hope your memory will carry you into summer time!
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