Villa Luminosa, invites you to enjoy sunrises and sunsets on a full privacy .
Villa Luminosa, invites you to enjoy sunrises and sunsets on a full privacy~~~~~There are no words in any language to express the experience. A truly amazing setting, Villa Luminosa faces south overlooking Tankah Bay and the reef ? with views on a clear day of the Tulum ruins and beyond. You can enjoy breathtaking sunrises and sunsets and experience the serenity that comes from privacy, the lush gardens, the music of birds in the palm trees, and the soothing sound of the waves over the reef . Villa Luminosa?s unique location on Tankah Bay provides for an always gentle breeze with no strong west winds. Because Tankah Bay has its own reef that acts as a breaker, the bay is tranquil with only lap waves at shore making snorkeling unbelievable in the calm clear waters. Tropical fish, rays, and sea turtles are seen in the bay and coral heads. This is some of the safest, easiest, and best snorkeling on the bay. A walk along the coral and sand beach is perfect for exploring the tide pools and for shelling.********************** As an added plus, there are three restaurants on the bay?all within walking distance. Villa Luminosa is an expansive tropical paradise where inside and outside become one?a beautifully designed and decorated beachfront home with all the amenities you need for a perfect vacation. The rooms are spacious and decorated in a modern Mexican motif. A wide palapa roof porch with jungle tree supports (each its own piece of mother natures wondrous art) traverses the entire front of the main floor overlooking the beautiful vegetation of the grounds, palm tree tops, pool, beach and bay beyond. Reforested Tzalam wood Adirondeck lounges and a long dining table with chairs (made by local craftsmen in Bacalar) allow maximum enjoyment of this wonderful shaded outdoor space.- Behind are two generous bedrooms and baths on each side of a central great room furnished Mexican Equipale furniture along with a flat screen TV and DVD player. The dining area of the great room is furnished with a handmade dining room table designed by a local Mexican Architect, The focal point of the great room and the fully equipped kitchen is a naturally sculptured jungle tree that extends from the floor, through the Ticul marble counter, to the ceiling. There is also an office area with WiFi available throughout the house. -One of the highest rooftops on the bay allows for viewing the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets over water, stargazing, sunbathing, or dining.************** The pool level features an open courtyard with a giant gathering table for 12, outdoor kitchen with refrigerator, gas grill, and two more expansive bedrooms and baths that open to the pool deck. The large pool and pool deck provide ample space for swimming, playing in the water, relaxing, sunbathing, and enjoying a drink on the built in pool bench. The deck offers shade for those who prefer to be out of the sun. <<<<Alicia and Francisco (an experienced chef) impeccably maintain the property daily and will provide the most delicious meals of pollo fajitas, tacos pastor, pollo en mole, or your selections from the extensive menu?and they will do all the shopping required. Your only cost for two meals a day (if you want them) is the cost of the food and tip for service. They live on the grounds and provide care and security throughout your entire stay. Parking is available in a secure garage.----Villa Luminosa?s lovely and private setting along with the impeccable service will make your stay memorable. You will leave Villa Luminosa renewed, rejuvenated, relaxed, and dreaming of your return.
Bedding Configuration: 3 King, 2 Queen, 2 Twin
Additional Features: * Business: Nearby ATM, Nearby Bank, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Money Exchange, Nearby Post Office * Convenience: Fishing, Golf course nearby, Medical services, Restaurants, Scuba diving, Shopping, Snorkeling, Yoga/fitness * Culture: Archaeological sites * Entertainment: CD player, DVD player, Satellite TV, Wireless Internet * Geographic: Beachfront * Indoor: A/C in bedrooms, Crib(s), Maid service Mon-Sat, Safe(s) * Kitchen: Blender, Coffee maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Full kitchen, High chairs, Microwave, Purified drinking water, Toaster, Utensils * Outdoor: Gas BBQ grill, Hammock(s), Lounge chairs, Rooftop observation deck, Swimming pool
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Villa Luminosa April visit Larry S. from Central Point, OR recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in April, 2016 This is a wonderful place to unwind and relax. The onsite staff, Alberto and Lucy, are wonderful people who always kept the villa spotless and are fantastic cooks. They greeted us with fresh Guacamole, chips, and salsa and the 2 meals we had them prepare were great! The car rental they arranged for us was the best experience we have ever had in Mexico. I would highly recommend the Villa Luminosa and the staff at Akumal Properties for your next visit to this area.
Villa Luminosa was Perfect for our Family Amanda B. from Indianapolis, IN recommends this property.
Stayed for 9 days in October, 2015 The management copy was extremely helpful, from our initial inquiry, to questions during booking and preparing for our trip, to the property manager who visited us at the house when we arrived. The on-site caretakers, Francisco and Alicia, were marvelous. We took advantage of the chef service, and meals were great. It was so nice to spend the day as we wanted, knowing we could get cleaned up just in time to have a home-cooked meal by candlelight on the balcony. We loved the beach. It was a bit rocky, but great for exploring, nice snorkeling, and fantastic view. The pool was a huge hit - kids loved it, and we could relax while they played. A/C in the bedrooms was definitely a necessity, even during October when we traveled. I can't imagine how we would have slept without it. House is just a few minutes drive from other beaches if you want a different vibe. Akumal was fantastic (snorkeling with sea turtles), and we loved the small beach at Zamas (in the Tulum beach zone). Punta Laguna is a must-see, as well as the Tulum ruins (take your swimsuit so you can swim in the sea beneath the ruins). We drove to Chichen Itza (staying in Valladolid to break up the trip). It was awe-inspiring (be sure to get there early to beat the crowds and heat). Anywhere you go (ruins, turtle snorkeling, Punta Laguna), the local guides are 100% worth it. Not expensive, and the information they give is priceless. We found that there was always a local guide who spoke enough English for us to communicate, but brushing up on your basic Spanish will be very helpful if you're staying in this area. Everyone is so kind and accommodating if you're willing to try.
Best Birthday Spot Ever! Jennifer D. from Round Rock,, TX, recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in July, 2015 This place was amazing! The views on every floor were breathtaking! There was a group of us and we couldn't have been happier. The housekeepers Francisco and Alicia were so wonderful! Their hospitality and amazing food was so great! I would definitely recommend this house and would absolutely come back in the future.
Great Time Christopher M. from San Francisco, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in May, 2015 We had a group of 12 people and this rental was great. Close to everything but still private enough to be mellow and relaxing. The view from the roof was amazing. The other floors were also great. It was a large place and it gave everyone enough space. The housekeeper did a really good job of keeping the place clean. I would definitely stay here again. Only complaint was that the stove and oven never really got hot enough. There was only one burner strong enough to really cook. The other burners were really weak and so was the oven. It took forever to cook things.
Lovely location A guest from Taos, NM recommends this property.
Stayed for 8 days in January, 2015 This is a fine rental with a staggering view from the roof or Tankah Bay. There are some fine restaurants and a cenote nearby and the meals made by Francisco and Alicia were excellent. It is a good rental for a large group.
Short Term but Very Real Problem Julia Denny C. from Princeton, NJ recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in December, 2014 Everything about the property was perfect--property and staff--except there was MASSIVE construction going on RIGHT NEXT DOOR. Grinding rock, breaking up slate, electric saws, hammering....all day long. So while the property was perfect, I would make sure there was NO CONSTRUCTION that close before I would go back. We paid top dollar for this the week after Christmas and the noise was a major factor in our reaction.
Anniversity Savery and Caroline N. from Palos Verdes Estates, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in August, 2014 We had 12 family members (including us) for 7 days, coming from Palos Verdes Calif., New York, Jackson, Wyo. Wonderful facility, manager and chef and staff; great location. Could not have been better.
One grandmother, three sets of parents and four grandchildren! A guest from VICTORIA,BC, Canada recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in March, 2014 Well I cannot think of one negative thing, we all enjoyed ourselves immensely the pool was a complete hit with the parents in the shade watching the children leap in it was great fun as both balconies pretty much all day were in the shade so there was no problem escaping the hot sun but plenty of places to sunbathe if that's what you were doing. I appreciated the screens on all the windows. The help were wonderful, the food plentiful and well prepared ...next time and there will be a next time we'll just order more salads than before. Having the drinking water in all the rooms and throughout the house was great no running around after little plastic bottles. The kids enjoyed the ocean, they were snorkeling and all had those special shoes to protect their feet. Any suggestions would be to replace the scratched nonstick pots/pans with s/steel. We are already talking about returning next year. We each and everyone of us had a grand time we finished the trip at an all inclusive and there was no comparison much nicer to have your own villa, no lines for food, no saving the shaded table or spot, and having your favorite people around to catch quiet moments over coffee or wine.
Great porch, great pool. Sean M. from Oakland,, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 14 days in February, 2014 This place is pretty great, the pool is fantastic, the beach is great and the staff keeps it really clean and well maintained, the porch upstairs and the roof both have great views of the bay and the proximity to casa cenote is cool. There are some non-positives as well. It's open air downstairs, so you'll need that bug spray in quantity and there is lizard poop all over the stairwell. One of the A/Cs is broken, so it just heats up the room which is unfortunate. The cook is ok, but I wouldn't call him a "chef". There are a few dishes he can make, and the price is reasonable but there is exactly zero flexibility even if you speak decent spanish.
Laid back. Paul S. from Houston,, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 15 days in August, 2013 Beautiful view. Easy beach entry into the bay. Nice pool and two large covered verandahs. Comfortable and quiet. Super staff in Elyssia and Francisco.
Too short a stay in this wonderful house Mary Beth P. from Santa Fe, NM recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in November, 2012 This was the perfect house for 4 couples and a fantastic location on Tankah Bay - very private as it's the last house on the far end of the bay. Francisco and Alicia were wonderful and took great pains to clean up after us. We were amazed that they even took washed our dirty dishes (honestly, we almost felt bad about that...almost!). The beach is beautiful right even in front of the house. It's a little too rocky to enter the water for snorkeling right there but easy to walk down the beach a bit for better access. We snorkeled in the bay and in Manatee Cenote and loved them both, plus tide-pooling is amazing. I would come back to this house in a heartbeat and I will definitely stay longer next time.
Villa Luminosa Bill and Meg N. from Auburn,, WA recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in April, 2012 Big house with a lot of open area. 4 floors with the caretakers on the botton floor. Each bedroom was spacious and had its own bathroom. the snorkeling was great but it was a little tough to get over the rocks.
Villa Luminosa - Feb 25 through Mar 3, 2012 Mark and Kim H. from Greenwood,, IN recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in February, 2012 What a wonderful vacation for our family (eight adults)! It was absolutely perfect for all of us. The Villa offered privacy and also plenty of areas to be together and enjoy ourselves. It was a pleasure meeting Fransisco and Alicia. They provided excellent service! The management company was very attentive and made sure our trip was stress-free. We definitely want to make this trip again. You just cannot beat the weather, location, staff, scenery, service and amenities at Villa Luminosa!
We love Villa Luminosa A guest from Toronto, Ontario, recommends this property.
Stayed for 9 days in February, 2012 This was our 2nd time at Villa Luminosa. Each time 2 families with young kids (ages 4, 4, 6, 7) rented the villa. It is a big open concept villa with spectacular views. Alicia and Poncho, who work as the maid and chef, are outstanding - the guacamole is heavenly. The beach in front of the house isn't great for swimming but the beautiful beaches of Tulum areannoy a 5 minute drive away. Having your own pool is dreamy and each time we've been there, the kid's swimming skills develop significantly. I would go back in a heartbeat!
Christmas Vacation 2011 Rebecca O. from Middleville, MI recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in December, 2011 We had a fabulous time. Fransisco and Alicia were awesome...and cooked better than the restaurants did! The house was terrific, the location awesome. We saw lion fish, stingrays, tons of coral...snorkeling right outside the house. Planning things to do outside the house in Tulum and La Isla Mujeres was easy and affordable. Gudelio, our guide, was fantastic. We will definitely be back.
Excellent Stay! A guest from Louisville, CO recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in October, 2011 We had a fabulous time at Villa Luminosa. The location and condition of the villa surpassed our expectations. Francisco and Alicia are amazing and made our stay even more enjoyable! The meals were delicious and the house was constantly spotless. They were so welcoming and kind and ready to help us with whatever. We would absolutely return to this exact spot, and hope that we get to!!
Villa Luminosa Shaun H. from Omaha,, NE recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2011 Overall we loved the house. Francisco and Alicia were amazing and very very helpful and cooked great meals.The property manager only showed up once and that was on the 2nd day when no one was there. I am not sure what he really does at all? We asked him a question and didnt really get an answer. It would have been nice to see his face at least once.The house was gorgeous and like I said before, Francisco and Alicia were awesome and much more helpful than the manager....
reality check Sam M. from San Francisco,, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in April, 2011 it was wonderful. we completely disconneted and relaxed beyond our hopes. we look forward to returning again.
Paraiso! Navid S. from Woodland Hill, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in January, 2011 House was great. Right on the beach but bring your water shoes. views from house were amazing. The caretakers were great as well; there if you needed them otherwise out of sight. Very relaxing and private vacation spot. Tulum is 5 min drive away.
Paradise in Paradise Karl B. from Basel,, recommends this property.
Stayed for 6 days in August, 2010 An outstanding villa, with exceptionally practical layout and private location at the edge of Tankah Bay. Francisco and Alicia were perfect hosts, attentive yet inconspicuous, and their meals were fantastic. Rhett greeted us the first night and offered very helpful advice to set up our week's activities. We didn't need him the rest of our stay, but when one of our party left a ring in the safe, he promptly made arrangements to ship it back - very much appreciated. We actually tried to find faults with the villa, but were unsuccessful. It was a perfect break and we're looking forward to returning.
July 2010 A guest from Salem,, Oregon recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2010 We had a relaxing time at Luminosa. Francisco and Alicia were great. The property managers responded quickly to any minor problems. We will go again!
A guest from Avon Lake, OH recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in June, 2010 House was wonderful. Alicia kept the house spotless and Francisco's cooking was the highlight of each day. Rhett gave us invaluable info on his visit the first night. Came home truly relaxed. Can't think of a single negative. If you want to relax and get away from the cruise-ship mentality of Cancun, this is the area to be.
Wonderful vacation! Larry S. from Central Point, OR recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in April, 2010 The Villa and staff at the Villa Luminosa were fantastic! If you read about the great meals cooked by Francisco they were very good and he would even do the shopping for you and bring back detailed receipts. I found the visit from Rhett, the property manager, very helpful and he was able to suggest many cool things to do and see as well as pointing out things to avoid. The villa is just as it seems in the photos on the web site and the pool was always clean and our favorite place to be. You will love your stay at the Villa Luminosa!!
First time family stay Craig B. from Golden, C0 recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in February, 2010 The house is wonderful with the caretaker couple a plus. They need some blankets when a cold night occurs. The dishwasher was not working when we were there. A bike or two would be nice as it is very hard to find them in Tulum. Those are suggestions, not criticism.