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Beachfront
Beach side patio
View from bedroom
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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
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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
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula

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RobertSny...
New York City, New York
2 reviews
“Relaxing post holiday family vacation in a great house and setting!”
Reviewed January 18, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We had a wonderful, relaxing stay at Villa Mariposa, a comfortable, well maintained beach home, overlooking the Tankah Bay. It is tastefully decorated, beautifully reflecting the culture of the setting. It matched the description and photos and exceeded our expectations. The owner provided us with helpful information and tips in advance of our arrival and was easy to communicate with throughout. Luis and Nery were wonderful caretakers. We explored the Tulum area by car and made trips into the village, the playa, ruins, restaurants etc. But we also enjoyed our time relaxing at the house and could have used an extra day doing just that! The hammocks under the palapa were prized spots and just steps from the bay, but the house is laid out in a way that gives plenty of privacy and options, inside and out, for our family of six (5 adults and one teen). Yes, the beach and bay are rocky as described, and we followed instructions to bring water shoes and made use of the kayaks. Possibly due to the tides or time of year, the edge of the bay was a bit closer that in the photos, but that was not a problem! (There are plenty of other beaches to visit in the area for a different sort of beach day if desired.)
If we return to the Tulum area we would definitely hope to book Villa Mariposa again!

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Liked best: Condition, decor and layout of the house. Great communication with owner and wonderful caretakers.
Liked least: Dealing with limitations of Tulum/Mexico plumbing, but that is through out the area and not specific to the house. We followed instructions and did not have issues.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jan 19, 2016
Thank you for your kind review! Glad your family had a wonderful time! A few very strong storms have eroded the beaches along the coast that's why the water is higher up on our beach. We hope to welcome you again at Villa Mariposa.
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Gaskyns
Rudgwick, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely house, right on the beach, with all amenities provided”
Reviewed January 17, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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We have just returned from a week staying in this lovely villa. We travelled from UK and met up with our son, his wife and our 21 month granddaughter along with our daughter-in-law's mother who all live in New York state. So we were five adults and one little girl. The accommodation was perfect for us and we had a lovely relaxing week. It is exactly as described and everything has been thought of and provided. It is obvious that this is a well loved holiday home to the owners and it was lovely to spend time in somewhere that felt 'lived in'. There is plenty to see and do in the area, some lovely beaches and good restaurants. All in all it was perfect accommodation for a week away from the winter weather and we would thoroughly recommend it.

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Liked best: The beautiful location, right on the beach
Liked least: Beware tummy bugs - water not drinkable, but bottled provided.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Jan 19, 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words Mary! I enjoyed talking to your husband for a bit on Friday night. Happy to hear everyone in your party enjoyed the house and the area. Hope to see you again at Villa Mariposa!
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Reviewed March 12, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed January 19, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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Your age range 35-49
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sueba3
Montgomery, Vermont
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17 reviews
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“Perfect Family Gathering”
Reviewed January 14, 2015 for a stay in October 2014
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My husband and I met our 2 adult sons and their wives at Mariposa in October. It was perfect for 6 adults. The house is designed so that the bedroom areas are private and they each include a bathroom and balcony over looking the beach. The public areas and kitchen were roomy, comfortable, wide open and nicely decorated.
The beach was very private because there were so few people staying along the strip of beach. There were kayaks to enjoy and a nice cabana for shade.
We were able to find something to do in the surrounding areas everyday, but we were happy to stay at Mariposa.

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Liked best: the location
Liked least: the access road
Traveling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
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macevebo
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A fabulous property in a fabulous location.”
Reviewed January 8, 2015 for a stay in November 2014
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We had a great time at Villa Mariposa. It is a fabulous property in a fabulous location. The flat water of Tankah Bay was great for kayaking and snorkeling. We kayaked four or five times, and snorkeled at various locations within the Bay, including the outflow area from the Cenote. Hanging out in beach palapa and hammocks was totally relaxing as well.

Location was about 100 meters from the lovely Cenote, and we dined at both the Blue Sky and Casa Cenote restaurants a few times, generally for breakfast on our way out, but also for dinner once each. Both were great.

Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to snorkel in or otherwise use the Cenote other than to watch the divers/snorkelers/paddle boarders, which is one regret for the trip, since even though I am now pushing 70 yrs. of age I have been a scuba instructor and professional diver for the last 30 years, mostly diving on shipwrecks for the US National Park Service's diving team.

The location of the villa, just a few minutes to the city of Tulum, was also great. We went several times...Amy is a professional chef and part of her vacation protocol is always to shop for, purchase, and prepare seafood and quality produce.... mission accomplished. Very fun. We also hit a couple of restaurants in the boutique hotel zone on the way out to Punta Allen... one good, one not so good.

Using the villa as our base of operations, we drove back up to Playa del Carmen (not a great experience as we are not big shopping freaks). Akumal beach (ok, but too crowded after our languid hours at the Villa), Tulum, and Coba. Both these last two were interesting for me since I am a retired archaeologist for the US NPS and have been on a couple of international teams working with the Mexican institute of archaeology (INAH) and the government of Belize.

Although the decorative elements of the villa were great, I was particularly enchanted by the Mayan glyphs hanging on the wall near the powder room, and looked all over for somewhere to purchase something like them...without success, until the drive to Coba where we found them en route, went into Alfredo Gonzales' (I think that was his name) place and purchased several to bring home after he showed me some illustrated classical Mayan archaeology texts from when he had selected the designs that he used to make his molds. Our friends bought some as well. For me, a highlight.

Returning from our travelling experiences to the villa itself...it has an elegant design, has plenty of room, and is well decorated. Airflow negated the need for air conditioning. Setting was very secure with the gate guards, and the in-bedroom safes worked great. Being steps from the beach was a real plus.

Having the driving directions and information on the grocery stores, etc. up-front was a major assist. Key pick-up was very simple and David helped lug our stuff in, since his parents had left him in charge...it took us longer to get out of Cancun than we had thought because of rental car inefficiency, which we sort of expected in spite of having a reservation. Customs itself was simple.

Luis and Nery did a great job meeting our needs, reliable, efficient, friendly, and they tended to be low profile although we were often around much of the morning. They also cooked for us one night...it was very good. A nice touch was the use of the palm fronds on the chair backs. Also, following your advice we told them it would be okay for the boys to be out and about, so we got to see those wonderful smiles from David and Luis Jr. several times. Roger came by the day after our arrival, although Amy and I were out and he met with our travelling companions.

We had a great time and would highly recommend Villa Mariposa to anyone seeking a place to stay in the Tulum area. We would definitely stay there again since it has so much to offer. You should be very proud of such a lovely home.

Traveling group: Friends
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Rekrab201...
Dorset, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolutely gorgeous”
Reviewed September 4, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed for a week with some friends and were all blown away by the property and the area. It has it all, beautiful house, sea, cenotes, restaurants, places to visit so much to do and see we are going back. Friendly staff who lived next door. The men folk did diving with the Tankah group just up from the house. Tulum was the nearest town and provided everything that we needed. We would highly recommend you visit. As it states in all the info you are on the beach and you do have dense trees behind you so do expect the odd flying, crawling, slithering beastie which in our opinion was exactly as it should be.

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