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Villa Zen del Mar - the ZEN of Akumal - luxury on the beach

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7 bedrooms
8 bathrooms
18 guests
4 nights minimum
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DIRECTLY on the sandy beach of Jade Bay, Akumal–Tulum, Villa Zen del Mar is a Mexican-Modern inspired luxury villa. The 7,500 sq. ft. seven-bedroom villa is designed with luxury, privacy and ultimate pampering in mind. Stunning hardwood doors open up to the foyer with three-story high glass window presenting the Caribbean Sea. Rich, hand-made Mexican terra-cotta tile floors with four stairs that invite you to a sunken oversized living room, with ample seating for 18 guests. The living room opens directly to the pool patio with sliding glass doors that disappear into the walls – giving the entire villa a feel of indoor-outdoor luxury. A generous dining room boasts a specimen dining table crafted of a single slice of salvaged hardwood trunk. The indoor dining room opens into the outdo...DIRECTLY on the sandy beach of Jade Bay, Akumal–Tulum, Villa Zen del Mar is a Mexican-Modern inspired luxury villa. The 7,500 sq. ft. seven-bedroom villa is designed with luxury, privacy and ultimate pampering in mind. Stunning hardwood doors open up to the foyer with three-story high glass window presenting the Caribbean Sea. Rich, hand-made Mexican terra-cotta tile floors with four stairs that invite you to a sunken oversized living room, with ample seating for 18 guests. The living room opens directly to the pool patio with sliding glass doors that disappear into the walls – giving the entire villa a feel of indoor-outdoor luxury. A generous dining room boasts a specimen dining table crafted of a single slice of salvaged hardwood trunk. The indoor dining room opens into the outdoor dining room where al-fresco breakfast is served by the villa staff and lunch or dinner may be ordered by the Villa chef. OUTSIDE BY THE BEACH there are multiple terraced patios, along the 20-meter (65’6”) infinity-edge swimming pool with built-in lounging area – great for kids learning to swim or adults sipping a cold one. Down six steps from the elevated pool patio is the lush tropical beach-front garden with paths leading to the beach-front palapa and the beach. Three ocean kayaks are available for villa-guests. Villa Zen del Mar is fully staffed by a dedicated concierge, two maids and a caretaker / butler. ALL SEVEN BEDROOMS are gracefully designed with Saltillo-tiled floors, hand-honed walls and seven custom-hardwood king-size beds. Ultra-luxurious crisp and cool Egyptian cotton luxury-linens are draped with Mexican artisan bed-coverings, embroidered bed canopies and authentic Yucatecan hardwood doors. Zen style showcasing a blend of ancient Mayan, Spanish colonial and modern Mexican craftmanship. The living and dining areas, with their hidden sliding glass doors offer a wonderful space for family and friends to enjoy the view of the terrace, pool and interior all at once; adding a spark of fun to the peaceful flow of the villa. These beautifully designed bedrooms do their part for your Zen experience with their luscious king-sized beds and shaded balconies. Two oversized penthouse suites offer tropical elegance as you sleep under a thatched roof and wake up to magnificent views of the ocean. Each bedroom has a unique bathroom and some with hand-made bathtubs. COMPLETE SECLUSION offered by the walled garden ensuring complete privacy from the outside world, where the only bustle you’ll see might be from the many birds that visit the flowers and trees. THE SPA PALAPA sits at the far end of the long pool where you can relax with an expert stress dissolving massage – four one-hour complimentary massages are included with a one-week rental. RECHARGE…. Sitting on the terrace sipping your morning coffee, looking out to sea, hearing the rolling waves come to shore and the gentle breeze gliding through the coconut trees, you can truly understand what “Zen” means. Nature seems to be echoing a relaxing mantra all about you. This spot is definitely a practice that needs to be experienced – external realities melt away. Our seven-bedroom villa on Jade Bay in Akumal, Zen del Mar, is just that – a place of serenity on the water. The villa´s three garden terraces with dining and a pool lead you down to one of the Coast´s most important sea turtle nesting beaches. You can stroll along the shore, snorkel the surreal bay or chill in the shade of the beach-palapa on a hanging beach bed. STAFF includes daily maid service and pool cleaning and maintenance. Additional services are available upon request at nominal charges: Chef Services, Van & Driver, Massage therapist, Yoga instruction, Sailing, Scuba Diving, and Tours of the Mayan ruins. More
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About the Owner
Udi S
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
Interaction with guests
We want to listen carefully to guests’ interests and desires for their vacation and we will guide you through tailor-made experiences and fitting vacation properties. We have an experienced concierge who will help you make the most of your time with us. She can recommend personalized tours to ruins and cities, spa treatments, make restaurant recommendations and reservations for you, make appointments for massages on the beach or in your room at the villa, organize transportation or car rental, she will work with our chef to design special meals based on your preference and will coordinate any other service you might desire. We have in-house staff that will care for you.
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Reviewed 7 June 2019

My husband and I along with our 4 children have just returned home for a week long trip to Mexico. The highlight of our trip was having our 10th anniversary vow renewal at Zen Del Mar... we are still in absolute awe of the property...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank HollyandRodolfo
Reviewed 11 February 2019

Villa Zen del Mar is a beautiful villa, perfect for a multi-generational family reunion (Our family ranged in age from 4-87!) There's a pool, ocean swimming and snorkling for kids and stunning views and luxurious, classy bedrooms for the adults. The villa is definitely large...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank Sue C
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Three families with 9 "big kids" ages 18-25 and six parents spent a week at Villa Zen del Mar in July 2017. We previously stayed there in 2016.We came back to Akumal and Villa Zen del Mar because it is the perfect place for our...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Pattimiramon
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I had the most amazing stay. Udi and his staff went above and beyond. The accommodations were incredible and 5 Star!! We're high maintenance NY'ers and we were happy with all of our services. I want to go back next year

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank Hanbaghoney
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Our "beach family" of 15 - six parents and 9 kids ranging from 17 to 24 stayed at Villa Zen del Mar in July of 2016. The house is stunningly beautiful. There are big spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, plenty of spaces to lounge inside or...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank Pattimiramon
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Highchair
Water Views
Safe
Blender
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Dishwasher
Freezer
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
Corporate Bookings
Microwave
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Patio
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Within the municipality of TULUM, town of Akumal, directly on Jade Beach - Exit: 'Las Villas Akumal' from the Federal. Nearby attractions include the town of Akumal with its restaurants, bars and shops - all within a 10-minute beach-walk from the Villa. The Villa is 10 minutes from one of the best cenotes – a world-renowned diving and snorkeling underground clear-water river; A 27-hole golf course is just five minutes across the highway; Tulum Mayan Ruins are just a 15-minute drive; Tulum beaches with their eclectic restaurants and bars is 25 minutes from the Casa; Sian-Kaan Biosphere is 30 minutes away; Playa del Carmen’s bustling night-life is a 25-minute drive. The question remains whether you can fit it all in one week….
How to get there
105 KM South of the Cancun Airport - outside of the hustle and bustle of Playa del Carmen or the overcrowded beaches and beach-road of Tulum is Jade Beach - a quaint bay just south of the main entrance to Akumal. Drive to Jade Bay, Akumal, Tulum, or we will have a van pick you up at the Cancun Airport.
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