- Maid service 6 days per week
- Cook service available (extra charge)
- Linens and towels included
- Beach towels
- Purified bottled water
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Guest Safe in each bedroom
- Ceiling Fans but no A/C
- High Chair
- Soap and shampoo
- Hair dryer
- Night security
- Several restaurants located on Tankah Bay
- Cenote in Tankah is perfect for snorkeling and exploration
- Smoking outside only please
ENTERTAINMENT and COMMUNICATION
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Bluetooth speakers
- Fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, stove, microwave, oven, coffeemaker, cookware, toaster, utensils)
- Purified bottled water
- Sandy beach
- Sea kayaks (2)
- Oceanfront palapa
- Patio on the beach level
- Second level balconies
- Rooftop observation area
- BBQ grill
- Lounge chairs
Bedroom #1: 1st level, king bed, ocean views, patio, private bath
Bedroom #2: 2nd level, king bed, ocean views, terrace, private bath
Bedroom #3: 2nd level, 2 twins, ocean views, terrace, private bath
Maximum of 6 guests.
2019NightlyWeekly Jan. 6-April 27$386 $2,700 April 28-Nov. 22$280 $1,960 Nov. 22-Dec. 20$336 $2,350 Christmas/New Year's $4,800
- Rates do NOT include tax of 19%
- Rates are in US dollar for up to 6 guests max.
- Holiday and high season reservations require a 7 night minimum. Mid and low season require minimum of 3 nights.
- Non-refundable $40 damage waiver required
- No smoking inside villa
More about Villa Mariposa . . .
Think palm trees, white sand, turquoise waters of the Caribbean and playful butterflies darting amongst the garden. This is Villa Mariposa (Spanish for butterfly) on north Tankah Bay. Step out onto the sandy beach right in front of the villa and slip into the refreshing crystal clear waters where you can spend hours of snorkeling pleasure.
Villa Mariposa is dramatic house with a thatched cathedral ceiling over the circular living room giving it an open and airy feeling. Villa Mariposa was designed to offer ocean views from every room and ample ventilation. Villa Mariposa is cooled by the Caribbean trade winds and fresh ocean breezes; no air conditioning is necessary.
The second floor interior balcony looks down on the circular living room lined with windowed doors facing the sea and beach. There is plenty of sitting room in the living room which has rounded sofa, chairs and a coffee table.
Adjacent to the living area is a fully equipped kitchen with handsome black granite countertops, rounded center island with seating for 4. Of course, all of the major appliances are provided, including microwave, refrigerator, blender, coffeemaker, etc. The dining area has a table with seating for six; glass doors open to the beach side of the house and furnished patio with lounge chairs for sunbathers and a hammock or two under the fringe of the circular palapa roof.
Also on the first floor of the house is one bedroom with a king size bed, ocean view bathroom with blue tile shower and a private entrance from the beach. A sandy path leads to Mariposa's shade palapa on the beach. Settle into one of the lounges or the comfy hammock chair for dreamy views of the beach as well as a gentle ocean breeze. This is also an excellent place to enjoy a dramatic sunrise with your morning coffee or sip icy cold margaritas and watch the evening sunset. This section of Tankah beach is well suited for sunbathing with fine sand and a high degree of privacy right in front of the villa.
On the second level of Villa Mariposa are two more bedrooms, each with private ocean view decks and private bathrooms. One has a king size bed and a lovely tiled garden bath with tropical green plants for accent. There is a double vanity sink as well. The other bedroom has two twin canopied beds. Mahogany doors with large glass panels open from both these bedrooms to totally separate private ocean view decks.
The second floor landing is very open with a balcony overlooking the living room below. A winding staircase leads to the rooftop observation deck with panoramic views of the emerald green jungle, the sparkling waters of the Caribbean and the palm-fringed beach of Tankah Bay. This is the best seat in the house for sunrise and sunset!
Dining options in the area include Casa Cenote restaurant (lunch and dinner) and another at Blue Sky Hotel (breakfast and dinner). Both are located mid-bay near Manatee Cenote which is a wonderfully refreshing freshwater swimming/snorkeling spot.
Activities in the area include snorkeling in the Manatee cenote or in Tankah Bay. The bay offers protection from waves with an outer reef to break the surf on windy days. You'll find a plethora of colorful tropical fish and coral beneath the sea. Sea kayaking is also excellent in this area. Plan an excursion to the Mayan ruins at Tulum and Coba Mayan. Explore the jungle and treat yourself to a refreshing dip/snorkel in one of the jungle cenotes (freshwater pools). Visit the pueblo of Tulum (10 minutes south) or the quaint Akumal area (15 minutes north). Go beach hopping; powdery sand beaches can be found along the Riviera Maya coast from Playa del Carmen to Tulum. For shopping or lively nightlife, put Playa del Carmen on your list.
Villa Mariposa on Tankah Bay is a great location to use as a base to enjoy the entire Riviera Maya.