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“I left my heart at Casa Caribena.”
Villa Includes Chef, 6 Master-Suites, Roof Pool, Reg. Pool, Best Snorkeling and Kayaking and More!!!
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Villa Includes Chef, 6 Master-Suites, Roof Pool, Reg. Pool, Best Snorkeling and Kayaking and More!!!
View Looking North From Rooftop Living Room and Rooftop Pool.
Just Beautiful!!! Roof Pool - Spectacular for 14 People.  Best Snorkeling & Kayaking in the Bay!
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Villa Includes Chef, 6 Master-Suites, Roof Pool, Reg. Pool, Best Snorkeling and Kayaking and More!!!
View Looking North From Rooftop Living Room and Rooftop Pool.
Just Beautiful!!!
Roof Pool - Spectacular for 14 People.  Best Snorkeling & Kayaking in the Bay!
Lovely Pool with Lush Gardens
Enough Space For Everyone to Sun, Splash or Relax with Bar and Bath.  360 Views
Roof Top Living Room with Bar, Roof Pool & Bath
Al-Fresco Dining for 14 People.  Swing in Hammocks and Enjoy The View!!!!
Huge Living Room with Seating for Everyone! US/Canadian TV.  Fix Drinks For All!
Belly-Up to the Bad Dog Bar and Make All Of Your Favorite Tropical Drinks!!
Dining Table Can Seat 14 People So Everyone Can Eat Together
Dining Room That Seats 14 People.  Everyone Is At The Same Table!!!
Downstairs Beachfront Master-Suite, King Size & Queen Size Beds, Bath & Views!
Downstairs South Beachfront with Private Bath
Downstairs Beachfront South Corner Bedroom with Private Bath.
Upstairs Beachfront Master-Suite South with Private Terrace, Bath & Views!
Upstairs Master-Suite North with Private Terrace, Bath & Views!!!
VIEW!!!  Upstairs Master-Suite North
Downstairs Master-Suite Jungle with Bath & Lovely Lush Garden & Pool Views
Upstairs Bedroom with Lovely Pool and Lush Garden Views & Bath Across the Hall
4 NEW BATHROOMS! Vessel Sinks, Beautifully Tiled Glass Showers.  Each Bedroom Has Own Bath!
Upstairs Living Room With Spectacular Views
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Villa -
6 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula

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William M
Katy, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“I left my heart at Casa Caribena.”
Reviewed 10 March 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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Casa Caribena is a fantastic place to spend a week with family and friends at any time. If you want to be on the water in a wonderful villa this would be it. Casa is well equipped to meet all your needs. No stone is unturned. The bedrooms are laid out nicely on the first and second floors and the common areas are great. It accommodated our 4 families with children and grandparents with disabilities. The lanai facing the water is a super place to hang out to watch the birds, ocean, and just have a great time as the sun goes down. The location on Tankah is so convenient to the local attractions such as Casa Cenote, Labnaha, Xcaret, Tulum town and ruins, Explor, Xel-Ha, etc. The cook (Lily) was great and we had her prepare food morning and night and she shopped for the food. The owner (Lisa) answered many questions before we arrived and while we were there. It's a marvelous place and great value for the neighborhood!! Most importantly we visited during football bowl season and the TVs brought in all games. Yea Ohio State!! We ate in all nights but one. The Blue Sky pizza just steps away was great.

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Liked best: It was all superb..The closeness of the beach was the best. Casa sits at the water's edge.
Liked least: Nothing. All was great.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MTadvis0r
Ennis, Montana
1 review
“This is an amazing house!”
Reviewed 23 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Casa Caribena was everything we hoped for ... and more. As we planned our trip, the owners were very easy to communicate with and quickly responded to all of our questions. Upon arrival, we were giddy with how lovely everything was. The house and grounds were beautiful and very well-maintained. The layout generously accommodated our group of 14 and we always felt very safe and well cared-for. The staff was wonderful ... helpful with anything we needed but never intrusive. Our favorite part was having the staff cook for us ... the food was absolutely delicious and it was wonderful to have our whole group at one large table as we discussed our adventures of the day . We also enjoyed the close proximity of the house to the ruins and cenotes. The beach was nice and just steps from the door. The water was quite shallow and had lots of coral and rocks (good for the snorkelers, but not as fun for the kids). Everyone in our group agreed they would definitely stay in this house again.

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Liked best: The chef service - The food was amazing!
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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conibral
Needham, MA
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Great house and amenities”
Reviewed 28 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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We just returned from Casa Caribena where we stayed over Christmas week. 4 grandparents, 2 sets of parents and 4 kids aged 14, 12, and 11 year old twins. We loved the house and overall experience.
1. Lisa (owner) was very proactive and communicative during all facets of the rental and provided tons of helpful tips about the house and area. An A+ renter.
2. The house itself was perfect for 12 people (we rented both the upstairs and downstairs units. Spacious and comfortable - very "beach-y" vibe. It has wifi and 2 TVs.
3. Its set right on the beach - with views of the ocean from 4 of the BRs. The porches and verandas were just the right place for pre and post dinner cocktails and general lounging.
4. The beach itself was wide, though the immediate entrance to the water was fairly covered with coral - walking 20 yards north allowed for a more comfortable access to the water. The water itself was clear and when calm (it was windy on a few occasions) easily swimmable and great for snorkeling.
5. I, at first, thought having the pool in the front of the house was strange, but when the wind blew, it became the perfect refuge and the kids spent many hours cavorting and having fun.
6. The kitchen was well appointed and had everything you needed if you chose to cook (more on that in a second). The dining room sat 12 people quite comfortably.
7. Taxis were plentiful and came in 10 minutes if you needed to get to town and we rented a car just to have in a pinch.
8. Lily and Bere (the cooks and cleaners) were cheery and helpful - the fact that Lily spoke no English and we no Spanish never created a problem. Ask them to cook breakfast and dinner and they'll do all the shopping and cleaning for you. Her gauc and salsa were excellent. I'd say her overall cooking abilities were fair (and I feel almost guilty writing this as she was so sweet and efficient), but we were on vacation and ate everything she made.
9. There is a dive shop 100 yards north of the house for snorkeling equipment, a cenote across the street from the dive shop and a restaurant called Blue Sky a few yards further north that we ate at 3 times. They make excellent pizzas. For slightly higher end meals, head to the beach at Tulum and you'll have a wonderful experience. Very laid back/eco-chic but not pretentious in the least.
10. We did a day trip to Coba to see the ruins which was great for kids and parents alike. You can walk to the top of a pretty steep pyramid which provided terrific views.
11. All in all - it was a tremendous experience and I can't recommend Casa Caribena more highly.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Birthdayg...
Moline, Illinois
2 reviews
“Great Casa, Great help, and beautiful surroundings!”
Reviewed 24 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

It was a wonderful environment for my 2 brothers, one who lives in California, the other in Illinois, my 4 children and their spouses, coming from Illinois, Arizona and Alaska to get together for my 70th Birthday. All 12 of us were amazed at the cleanliness, and the care we were given at Casa ! Lilly, Betty & Preeci were wonderful and so very helpful...We had Lilly cook for us several times, and it was excellent! We are are a family of great chefs, so we had the availability of preparing some of our own meals in a very well stocked kitchen...The house is spacious and allows everyone their own space when needed....The grounds are perfectly maintained and the pools spotless! The views from the roof top pool & patio were spectacular! I also want to mention the owner Lisa, who was totally on top of answering all of our questions in the 3 months after making our reservation. She resp onds quickly and gives all the information that was needed...Thanks, Lisa.....I would recommend this to anyone seeking a wonderful vacation spot! We already have friends asking about this rental just from the pictures we posted.....I already miss the beautiful beach and sunrises & sunsets!

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Liked best: The privacy of a home right on the beach of Tankah Bay
Liked least: They need a 4 slice toaster,,,,HaHa
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dale S
Sarasota, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“I am so refreshed and relaxed. : )”
Reviewed 11 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Soaking in the bright beautiful sun, listening to the waves calmly lap against the shore while a lovely breeze caressed my skin was a wonderful experience. My stay was completely relaxing and very enjoyable. The house and the grounds were very clean, fresh, and comfortable. My favorite part was the delicious meals cooked by Lilly and Betty. Everyone was very hospitable and kind. I have to thank Lisa and Andre for making a dream of mine come true.

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Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 25-34
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Tracy M
Stockton, California, United States
1 review
“Amazing vacation experience”
Reviewed 30 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Our group of six stayed the second week in September. This is our 3rd time here and won't be our last. As usual Lilly had the house immaculatly clean and prepared an awesome meal for us.Having Lilly around is a God send. We love having the second largest coral reef in the world right out our back door. The snorkeling is amazing. The third night while relaxing on the porch overlookking the sea we saw a sea turtle come out of the water up on the beach next door. Wow! The proximity to so many Mayan ruin sites makes day tripping really fun. Wandering just a coule minutes up the beach to one of the restaurants for a cool mid day mojito and icy beer became a daily ritual that I still miss. This villa and surrounding area are tropical and elegant, historic, fun and adventurous with a nutural flavor. Our favorite feature of this house is the seaside porch is the closest to the water of any other house we see in the area. We never even turned on the TV!

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Liked best: close to the water
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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JenandSte...
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Another return trip to True Paradise!!”
Reviewed 28 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We just returned from our 7th vacation at Casa Caribena!
Although we used to love to explore other rental properties and areas, we immediately changed our minds after our first visit to the magnificent property over 7 years ago!
The home offers top of the line amenities, unlike no other rental property we have visited before. In addition, the villa's setting, just a mere few steps to the tranquil turquoise waters of Tankah Bay, will take your breath away!
Lily and her staff are amazing, and the cuisine that she offers up is truly topnotch!
Lisa and Andre, the property owners, are more than accommodating, and always willing to give advice on attractions and restaurants located in nearby Tultm, which is only a short cab ride away!
We have already reserved our return visit next year, and are anxiously counting down the days until we are once again, at what we have lovingly nicknamed, our "True Paradise"!!

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Liked best: Absolutely Everything!!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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