Owners have stylishly decorated the property with a safari theme, using furnishings and art from their travels around the world. Leopard and zebra print rugs, bar stools with leapard pattern upholstery and photographs taken on an African safari adorn the villa.
Sliding glass doors lead to a shaded patio area facing the private backyard and beach area. An attractive cactus garden is located near the patio. A short stroll through the palm laden backyard takes you to the glorious beach area where a palapa provides shade and has two hammocks for afternoon siestas.
Living room, dining room, full kitchen, one bath and bedroom is located on the main floor. Kitchen has gas refrigerator, small range, toaster, blender and coffee maker. Dining has seating for four plus additional seating at the lunch counter.
Bedroom on this level has one queen bed and opens to the living room which has two futons (queen and single). Full bath is located between the kitchen and bedroom. A ladder from the living area leads to the large second level loft where there is a king bed as well as a queen futon in upper living area. There is a half bath on this level. A walkway leads to an outdoor patio area facing the ocean from the loft.
The house has been designed so that there is good air flow, plus there are ceiling fans throughout and the thatched palapa roof keeps the villa cool.
The Villa Leona is absolutely charming and is perfect for a couple wanting a romantic beach getaway; two couples or even a small family. You'll love the sandy beach and the outdoor living areas. It is a very comfortable vacation rental with many personal touches. You'll feel right at home. There is satellite TV with DVD and a selection of movies. Bring your favorite CDs, too, because there is a small stereo. With the protective reef about 400 yards offshore, the bay is calm and perfect for snorkeling or kayaking. A kayak is provided for guest use at the property.
This is a fun, fun home base for your next tropical vacation. Relax and never leave the property. Or, just down the road in Tankah is the Manatee Cenote where you can snorkel (maybe you'll see one of those elusive creatures if you're lucky!). Tulum is just south and you won't want to miss the spectacular Mayan ruins built along the cliffs overlooking the ocean. Other nearby attractions include Xcaret, Xel-Ha and Yal Ku Lagoon, all within about a 10-minute drive of Soliman Bay.
Restaurants in the area include Oscar y Lalo's, Sahara for an elegant dinner, Chamico's for a casual lunch and Casa Cenote in Tankah. Numerous other restaurants are located in Akumal and Tulum. And be sure to treat yourself to breakfast or dinner made in home by the caretakers for a small charge.