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Villa Luminosa

4.8431
(51 Reviews)

Capacity

4 Bedrooms
4 Bath
Sleeps 10

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About

Villa Luminosa, invites you to enjoy sunrises and sunsets on the rooftop.
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.
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 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 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 10, 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 enjoying a drink on the built in pool bench. The deck offers shade for those who prefer to be out of the sun. The caretakers impeccably maintain the property daily and will provide the most delicious meals from the extensive menu, please ask for more details and pricing;
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 feeling renewed, rejuvenated, relaxed, and dreaming of your return.

Bedrooms
Bedroom 1 on 1st Level: 1 King and 1 daybed
Bedroom 2 on 1st Level: 1 King and 1 daybed
Bedroom 3 on 2nd Level: 1 King
Bedroom 4 on 2nd Level: 1 King
Day beds are 1.88 meters length x 90 width.
Maximum occupancy: 8 adults and 2 children

Main Features
Beachfront
Private Swimming Pool

Indoor Features
Fully-equipped kitchen.
Air conditioning in bedrooms only
Wi Internet provided
Purified drinking water
High Chair and crib
All linens, towels and beach towels provided
Maid service included Mon-Sat

*Swimming pool is NOT heated.

Please note that this region and the area of your villa may be affected by shifting seasonal currents and weather patterns causing an influx of seaweed at the beach!

VILLA LUMINOSA WEEKLY USD RATES

High season Jan 7-Apr 21           $5600

Mid Season Apr 22-Aug 18          $4700

Low season Aug 19-Nov 17         $3500

High Season Nov 18-Dec 15        $5600

Holidays Dec 16-Jan 6, 2024     $10500

Please add 22% tax.

Maximum 10 guests.
Add $250 per person, $150 for children 9 and younger over base occupancy of 8 guests.

$45 Accidental Damage Waiver is required.
Rates subject to change without notice.

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1, 1st level
1 king bed, 1 day bed bed
Bedroom 2, 1st level
1 king bed, 1 day bed bed
Bedroom 3, 2nd level
1 king bed
Bedroom 4, 2nd level
1 king bed

Features

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Full kitchen

Location

  • Tankah Bay

Outdoor Amenities

  • Private Pool
  • Gas BBQ grill
  • Hammock(s)

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Availability

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Better Than We’d Imagined!

June 2022
, Holmen, WI US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The location and house are breathtaking. The little bay made for calm waters and kept us safe from the seaweed that could be seen in mounds elsewhere.

Lucy & Alberto are beyond amazing. Our girls thought they owned the house because once we were there, they are the only people we interacted with from a rental perspective. The meals they made were the best we ate during our vacation. They kept the house and the grounds impeccable. Honestly, they are invaluable to Villa Luminosa!!

Excellent Villa in Low-Key Area

May 2022
, Kansas City, MO US

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

House was exactly as described. The neighborhood is relatively easy to find, and very quiet. Everything was clean and we loved having Maria clean daily. The property manager stopped by a few days into our stay and gave excellent recommendations on restaurants/ruins/cenotes to visit that would be less crowded. We did have an issue with the electricity. The first four nights it would go out, usually for about 8 hours before power was restored, once for a little over 24 hours. Needless to say, sleeping temperatures were uncomfortable and we had no way to keep our food usable in the fridge or have cold water. It was fixed about halfway through the trip. Overall, we loved this villa, the caretakers Alberto and Maria, and everything about the property.

Very Peaceful Setting

January 2022
, Rogue river, OR United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
4

We had a great time. The pool was perfect for the kids. The snorkeling was great. I definitely recommend having groceries delivered the day you arrive. There was a companies number on the fridge we used for bringing drinks and food. There’s a couple hotel restaurants you can walk to. Cab rides were pretty expensive for 6 to Playa Del Carmen, $200 round trip without tip and $100 to Tulum. Alberto was a great asset to the property. All in all we have never rented a house before as we always stay at resorts. This was a trade off for peace and quiet vs. all inclusive resort feel. Our only complaint is the beds are pretty stiff. It was a great way to unwind and enjoy the tranquility of the property. If your looking for a sandy beach for swimming this probably isn’t for you because of the coral be we really enjoyed because the kids loved the pool.

My Best Vacation Ever

October 2021
, Charleston, SC United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Our stay at Villa Luminosa was nothing shy of perfect. The house is beautiful and provides ample space and convenience for large groups. The bay where the house sits it’s extremely beautiful and captivating. The most special part of our stay were the house managers Alberto and Lucy. They were so helpful and kind and their dinners were so delicious. We truly loved them! They made the trip so much more special. I have nothing bad to say about this rental. We all were so sad we had to leave. Anyone who gets to stay at Villa Luminosa is very lucky.

Best vacation, ever

June 2021
, Star Valley Ranch, WY US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Villa Luminosa is fantastic. Our stay was one of the best experiences we've had in a long time. We were originally supposed to go in March 2020, but COVID hit. We were able to reschedule it over a year out, and that year finally came.
The house is roomy and comfortable. We had 3 couples and two kids, so the four bedrooms and four bathrooms were just what we needed. The AC works great - always important in a humid climate.
There has been an epidemic of seaweed inside the reef, and all the beaches were absolutely unusable EXCEPT the one right out our front door!! The mild water current moves in such a way that there is no seaweed in the ocean in front of the house. Unbelievable. The water was so warm and crystal clear, we spent hours and hours in it. The reef is about 200 yards out, and that's where the beautiful fish are. The water is very shallow and calm, even at 200 yards you can stand up.
The highlight of the trip was Alberto and Lucy, the caretakers who cooked for us. They made us breakfast and lunch every day, and it was 1000 times better than anything we could get in restaurants or make for ourselves. French toast, fresh fruit, eggs, bacon in the morning. Enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, salads, fruit in the evening. And, they did the shopping for us. Words cannot express...
If you are thinking seriously about going here, take my word for it and go. I cannot wait to go back.

Relaxing beach vacation!

May 2021
, Pearland, TX United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5

Property is beautify and clean. Alberto & Lucia are very sweet and accommodating to your needs. The meals they prepared were amazing & delicious. We would definitely return!

Paradise family sized villa on beach!!

March 2021
, Newton, MA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Snorkeling really nice right off the beachfront property. Loved having yoga come to the house. Alberto and Lucy amazing job with the cooking and cleaning.

february 2020

February 2020
, Richmond Hill, ON CA

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

i will be short: the villa is excellent. better than the pictures. the area is superb (go to the cenote down the road). i was happy to find out area is safe to run in the morning. you need water shoes but the sea was absolutely amazing.
many thanks to Alberto and Lucy for taking care of every requests we had and actually even things that i really dont think were in their job description.
we appreciate your assistance in making our vacation perfect. the food they cooked: perfect !

Fantastic Rental

June 2019
, Atlanta, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We had a fabulous 11 day stay at Villa Luminosa. Everything the other reviews said about Alberto and Lucy was true—they are fantastic and their food was delicious with a beautiful presentation every meal. They do a great job cleaning and caring for the property each day & were readily available for anything we needed. Lucy can also wash laundry for a very small fee, which we greatly appreciated. For the meals we had them prepare, we chose items off the menu provided at the home. We also paid the $25 USD service fee to have them do the shopping for us (and money for the groceries as well.). It was well worth it. There is a suggested 3-5% of your stay tip for all of their care during your stay, and I would highly recommend planning that into your budget, because they deserve it. We took multiple small toddlers, and we did not have any issue with the safety of the stairs once we taught them to touch the wall. The AC units worked really well and cooled the rooms down quickly. There is a lovely beach cabana with a lounge bed, as well as 6 beach lounge chairs. There is also very comfy outdoor furniture by the pool. The snorkeling was great, and we didn’t have any seaweed problems like the area because of the home’s position on the bay. The reef is about 150-200 yards off the shore, almost directly in front of the house. It would be hard to reach from the interior of the bay, but was great from the house! We saw stingrays, squid, lobster, and an abundance of tropical fish. We loved the home location, easy access to Tulum and Akumal and yet a nice quiet location. It felt very private like we had the whole beach to ourselves. The pictures don’t adequately capture how close the water is or the beautiful views from the pool area. We would 100% choose this home again. Side note: on a whim we stopped at the Cielo Maya hotel just down the road for their advertised massages. It was a reasonable price and they were done on a beautiful

Outstanding house

April 2019
, Chicago, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The pictures of the house don’t do it justice. It’s well maintained and the views don’t get better. Stay here!

Perfect Villa for a mixed groip

March 2019
, Longmont, CO United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

Villa Luminosa provided us with a fantastic home base for eight days in Tankah Bay. It’s off the beaten path, away from the swank of Tulum and the excess of the all inclusives. This bay has many houses, small resorts and restaurants, but is quiet and private.

We were just minutes away from breath taking cenotes and ruins. Combined with snorkeling at the reef, which is immediately off the beach from this house, we had adventures every day, but didn’t have to drive long distances to get there!

Alberto and Lucy took such good care of us. We had them have dinner prepared the evening we arrived, so we could wait to go to the supermercado the next day. The dinner they served was so good we had them do three more over our eight day visit. Alberto is so willing to help and has a smile that makes others smile as well. One day he cut cocunts from trees on the property and served them to us with straws!

The house is more rustic than its neighbors, which we loved. It is an open house, so bugs, lizards (and even birds) can be in the house. There is air conditioning, but we rarely needed it during our late March visit. The mix of bedrooms was good as we were four dfferent families. I found my king sized bed to be very comfortable. I hear one of the twin beds is not. There are several places to congregate and hang out, which was nice for game playing, watching the sun rises and sunsets, finding a place to read alone, etc. The pool was very well used by our four teenagers, it’s about 5 feet deep and well maintained.

We would very much like to return to this lovely place.

A piece of paradise

February 2019
, Cavan Monaghan, ON Canada

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We came to villa luminous with two families with adult children. Upon arrival we were all very excited & felt like the villa exceeded our expectations. What a great place for a large group. First day we decided to order a couple of dinners & a breakfast from our hosts Alberto & Lucy(because of others reviews). What a kind couple & the food they made was amazing & way cheaper than eating out at a restaurant. We ended up getting more meals prepared by them & it was sooo worth it. Highly recommend! Morning coffee on the rooftop patio overlooking the ocean was so nice. Only negatives were that a bunch of us got a lot of very itchy bites- not sure if they were sand fleas or mosquitoes & you definitely need water shoes to even get in the water. The rocks are right up to the beach & you have to get past a section of that to get in to the sand bottom. There were a couple of restaurants down the laneway that you can walk to & we had some nice meals there too. House is on a dead end road with security at the entrance so we felt totally safe walking at night. Tulum beach is a close car ride & has a great beach. Xel-Ha water park was a highlight & is also a close car ride. All in all it was a wonderful experience & we would all highly recommend.

5+ stars

February 2019
, Belvidere, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This was an amazing vacation!! Rhett the property manager was great. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the property. The house was amazing and very well maintained. The onsite staff Alberto and Lucy were amazing! We have never had a better staff. They are great cooks of authentic Mexican food and would highly recommend using them for a few meals! They views from the house are breathtaking!!! You get the sunrise and sunset!! If I could give it a ten I would. We will definitely be back!!!

We would rent again!

January 2019
, Champaign, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Honestly, the best part of this rental were our caretakers Alberto and Lucy. They made the most amazing pico for us whenever we had a craving which was almost every day. They also cooked for us one night and made amazing Shrimp. They were attentive and kind. We certainly gained 2 new friends.

The location is awesome too. We have stayed in Tankau bay a mumber of times and love being able to walk to so many funplaces to eat and drink.

Magical vacation

November 2018
, Portland, Or United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We loved our stay at Villa Luminosa and hope to return one day. Alberto and Lucy took great care of us and made sure we were comfortable and had all that we needed. The house was perfect for three families with kids - everyone had plenty of space and the kids loved the pool. We saw every sunrise and sunset which is not typical in Tulum. We were impressed with this beautiful house and the quiet location on Tankah Bay was perfect for us. We can't wait to come back!

A true piece of paradise

August 2018
, Pensacola,, FL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Villa Luminosa was an oasis, tucked away along a beautiful stretch of water! The house was cozy and clean with beautiful views from the pool, the balconies and the roof top deck. It was very easy to find and it is an easy drive into Tulum. Right outside the house there are beautiful spots to snorkel. I just recommend bringing some water shoes to get over the rocks, but once you are out its very easy to swim in. Along the road, there is case cenote and several small bars/places to eat. We caught great live music at the Blue Sky Tulum right down the street. Most importantly, Alberto and Lucy are fabulous! Highly recommend using them for their chef services. Not only was it delicious, but the presentation was beautiful. We had dinner 2 nights and breakfast and it was better than any food we had out in town. Lucy makes an amazing Pico and Guac. They served us chips and salsa on the roof top and then had the table on the balcony all set for us. It was so relaxing, and we wish we had done it more nights! Alberto and Lucy are always there at the house for anything you may need. Rett, the manager also stopped by and gave us so much helpful information for our stay! We absolutely loved Villa Luminosa and we will be back!

Nine Friends in Mexico

June 2018
, Loveland, CO US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Villa Luminosa was the perfect vacation rental. The description of the house--bedroom configuration, amenities, outdoor space, location and everything--was very accurate, and everything was clean and in working order. Alberto and Lucy were very gracious, friendly, and respectful of our privacy. The location was perfect for us--none of the seasonal seaweed/algae problem that plagued so many locations around us, near to Casa Cenote, our favorite restaurant/beach bar with fantastic margs and food (although they were battling the odor issue), and enough room, privacy, and togetherness space for 2 couples and 7 single friends. The pool was a life-saver and the roof top deck was breath-taking and very comfortable for evening gatherings. The management even honored our request and brought a brand new floor fan for use in the living area. The week was a slice of heaven!

Great Vacation Rental

April 2018
, Atl, GA US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We had an overall wonderful experience with Rhette and his team! The staff was amazing, the house was comfortable. All the recommendations were amazing. Great vacation!

Dream home for family vacation

February 2018
, Minneapolis, MN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This house is exactly as described. The layout is perfect for a family of 6 adults and 3 teenagers. Each room has an en suite bathroom and the rooms are separated to give each bedroom privacy. Tip: the two on the upper floor are much more private feeling! The two on the lower level open to the pool area, which is where our family liked to hang out.

The villa was kept very clean throughout our stay. It is nicely stocked in the kitchen with basics such as oil, vinegar, sugar, coffee, some spices, etc.

From our wonderful greeting with guacamole to the end of the trip, the caretakers Alberto and Lucy were fantastic. They not only kept the house spotless, they were extremely helpful if any questions arose. It was a treat to have them cook dinner for us a few of the nights!

There are three restaurants around a half mile away, perfect for a saunter down the beach for afternoon margaritas or dinner!

The property manager gave us some extremely helpful tips when he stopped by our first day to welcome us to the house. He also went above and beyond in helping return an item that was left behind!

We would definitely recommend this property.

gerat !

February 2018
, PARIS, France

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
4

great property,great view, great customer service, many thanks to Alberto & Lucy.
Great family vacation in this property;
only 2 minus:
beach: difficult swimming due to rocks
weak wifi

relaxing stay

February 2018
, Fairmont,, WV United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

The location of this house was wonderful. It is located on a relatively rural road but within walking distance to at least 2 restaurants. It is also within walking distance to Casa Cenote. Very safe area. The house was just as described. It was kept very clean by Lucy and Alberto (who are wonderful by the way). The water pressure was good. The beds were semi firm and comfortable. The air conditioners in the bedrooms kept it nice and cool. The kitchen was fully stocked for all your cooking needs. The beach was beautiful. You will need water shoes to enter the water as it is a coral beach. It is nice for snorkeling though.

perfect for us

January 2018
, Narragansett, RI United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

We were 3 couples and enjoyed our stay at Villa Luminosa. The location is perfect for snorkling. We saw some awesome species of fish. Water shoes are essential as Tankah Bay has a rocky shore and bottom. You will need to drive to go to a traditional beach. Casa Cenote is a 10 minute walk from the villa and very good adventure. Fins are essential and can be rented.
The villa is older but well maintained. We enjoy cooking some of our own meals and found the cooking appliances fair. Alberto and Lucy are the caretakers on premises and were there for us as needed. The rooftop deck was great for sunrise and sunsets but too hot for daytime. We took a shuttle from the airport and rented a car during the week. Cabs are easy to get and Alberto was available to give rides as well. Overall we all had a great experience and would not hesitate recommending this villa.

Xmas Vacation 2017

December 2017
, Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Everything about this house was amazing. We were two families totalling 10 and the house was the perfect size with all the amenities you could hope for.

It is on a very remote road but within walking distance is a Cenote as well as a little grocery store for basic needs. We didn't have any cars so we found this extremely useful for snacks. Alberto and Lucy were great and prepared delicious authentic meals for us. Their guacamole and pico de gallo are top notch!

The location is situated between Tulum and Xel Ha park, both places we visited so we found the location to be perfect to have our own privacy while very close to other attractions. It is about a 3km walk to the main road where you can catch the bus that goes between Tulum and Playa which only costs 20 pesos per person otherwise cabs will come to the villa to pick you up.

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at Villa Luminosa!

The perfect vacation in Mexico

November 2017
, Hamburg,, Germany

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5

We have been with a family party of 6 adults in the Villa Luminosa and all of us rated it just as perfect. In particular Lucy and Alberto were a major part of the sucess of our stay. They are realy outstanding people and we enjoyed their care taking during our time in the villa. We would highly recommend Akumal Properties and the Villa Luminosa for a perfect time of vacation in Mexico!

A great place.

February 2017
, Seattle,, WA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We hosted a yoga retreat and used Villa Luminosa to house some students, as well as a practice space downstairs. Everyone who stayed loved their rooms and the beautiful house overall. The caretakers cooked meals for us, and were incredibly attentive and easy to work with, even as we negotiated our language differences! I would highly recommend you stay here, a quiet refuge away from the busyness of Tulum. We enjoyed visiting the Tulum Beaches, but having the quiet of Tankah cove to return to. Daily sunrise and sunset from the balcony were so sweet. Highly recommended.

Villa Luminosa April visit

April 2016
, Central Point, OR United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

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

October 2015
, Indianapolis, IN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

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!

July 2015
, Round Rock,, TX, United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

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

May 2015
, San Francisco, CA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3

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

January 2015
, Taos, NM United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5

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

December 2014
, Princeton, NJ United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

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

August 2014
, Palos Verdes Estates, Ca United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

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!

March 2014
, VICTORIA,BC, Canada United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

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.

February 2014
, Oakland,, CA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
3

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.

August 2013
, Houston,, TX United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

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

November 2012
, Santa Fe, NM United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

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

April 2012
, Auburn,, WA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5

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

February 2012
, Greenwood,, IN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

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

February 2012
, Toronto, ON Canada

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

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

December 2011
, Middleville, MI United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

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.

2nd house

November 2011
, Houston, TX, United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
4
Property condition
3

apparently the service was less than standard

Excellent Stay!

October 2011
, Louisville, CO United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

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

July 2011
, Omaha,, NE United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
1
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

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

April 2011
, San Francisco, CA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5

it was wonderful. we completely disconneted and relaxed beyond our hopes. we look forward to returning again.

Paraiso!

January 2011
, Jacksonville Beach, FL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

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

August 2010
, Basel,, Switzerland

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

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

July 2010
, Salem, OR United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

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!

June 2010
, Boise, ID United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

June 2010
, Avon Lake, OH United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

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!

April 2010
, Central Point, OR United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

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

February 2010
, Golden, C0 United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
3
Property condition
5

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.