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Zen del Mar
Mexico 7 bedroom beachfront vacation rental villa
Mayan Riviera - Riviera Maya
for a maximum occupancy of 18 people  (owners will consider pets)


Located on beautiful Jade Bay just 20 minutes south of Puerto Aventuras and 5 minutes from Akumal.  This gorgeous Mexican vacation villa will be sure to please.

Zen del Mar
, a stunning masterpiece of a luxury villa, is situated on a gorgeous private beach in Jade Bay. This amazing villa offers every luxury one could ever wish for a special vacation on the Mexican Caribbean. The owners of Zen del Mar have designed this Villa with consideration of the experience they gained providing luxury rental service at their adjacent villa – Casa del Sol Naciente 'House of the Rising Sun'.   Here at Zen del Mar, they have thought of every detail in creating an amazing, well thought out, custom built luxury vacation home!

Villa Zen del Mar – “Calm from the Sea” – is a spacious 7500 sq ft, 7 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom, beach-front vacation home that sleeps up to 18 people.   Zen del Mar is designed to give breathtaking views of the Sea from all rooms and yet maintain an air of privacy and soulful spaces when comfortably accommodating its guests. 
On the first floor are a king-size bedroom, living room, dining room, and large kitchen with breakfast bar; upstairs are four bedroom suites with large private bathrooms. The top floor has two palapa-roofed bedroom suites with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. The Villa was designed by its owners in the spirit of “Homes of the Yucatan” with a strong influence of the famed Mexican Architect Ricardo Legorreta.  Zen del Mar was built by a local team of Mayan artisan builders.  The design marries the strong elements of modern Mexican architecture with local Mayan craftsmanship and indigenous Yucatan materials. 

Bedroom Suites and Balconies
The second floor has a foyer with seating for two overlooking the ocean through the 25 foot wall of glass.  All bedroom suites are graced with hand made hardwood double-doors. Each room has a mini-refrigerator, a safe and a satellite TV.  The large bedroom suites range from 320 to 420 square foot in size.  All five bedrooms have fine Bed linens from Europe at 400 plus thread count sheets.  Two of the six bathrooms have Mayan Stone bathtubs with glass block walls providing both light and privacy.  Showers in the other bathrooms have a view of the sea.  Covered balcony spaces were designed from the bedrooms for breathtaking views and privacy.  Shown here is a sunrise view from the Master Bedroom suite.

 The Tranquility Suite is on the ground floor and has a King sized four-poster bed made from local Tree trunks. This suite has its own entrance directly into the swimming pool area with a direct view of the Caribbean Sea.  This suite has a private bathroom with two sinks, a shower and a hand-made marble bathtub.  The bathroom’s exterior walls are made of glass blocks, providing an outdoors feeling with luxurious privacy. 

 The Dream Suite has a King size Bed set into a niche with two private windows for perfect view of the Caribbean from your bed.  The closet has mirrored doors to reflect the ocean view from your bed. The sliding glass doors open to the exterior covered balcony for a place to sit and read. There is a double bed lounging area in the suite, which can be used for additional sleeping.  This suite has a private bathroom with two sinks, and a large shower which has a direct view of the Caribbean Sea. 

Gratitude Suite
has a King size Bed set into a niche directly facing the Caribbean Sea through two large sliding glass doors.   The sliding glass doors open to the exterior covered balcony for a place to sit and read.  There is a single bed lounging area in the suite, which can be used for additional sleeping.  This suite has a private bathroom with a sink, and a large shower which has a window overlooking the Caribbean Sea. 

 The Joy Suite has a King size Bed directly facing the Caribbean Sea through two large sliding glass doors and two large windows.   The sliding glass doors open to the exterior covered balcony for a place to sit and read.  There is a single bed lounging area in the suite, which can be used for additional sleeping.  This suite has a private bathroom with a sink, and a large shower which has a window overlooking the Caribbean Sea. 

 The Serenity Suite has a King size Bed set into a niche directly facing the Caribbean Sea through two large sliding glass doors.   The sliding glass doors open to the exterior covered balcony for a place to sit and read.  This suite has a private bathroom with two sinks, a shower and a hand-made marble bathtub.  The bathroom’s exterior walls are made of glass blocks, providing an outdoors feeling with luxurious privacy. 

 Roof top Suites:  The rooftop has to palapa thatch roofed suites with fabulous Caribbean views.

General Layout:
The Palapa-roofed entranceway soars 25 feet high to reveal the natural stone Mayan archway inviting you into the Villa.  There is a synergy of indoor/outdoor Living and Dining rooms.   Your walk slows as you enter Villa Zen del Mar on the hand-made Mayan terra-cotta tile floors and your eyes fixate on the soaring 25 foot high glass window revealing the Caribbean Sea at the garden’s edge.  The large indoor Dining room doors open to the adjacent exterior Dining Room and grill area. The spacious kitchen consists of a serving area with a cocktail bar / breakfast bar with stunning views of the sea, two sinks and a dishwasher, a large cooking area with state-of-the-art restaurant-style amenities.  There is a covered outdoor kitchen with Grill, bar and service area next to the kitchen and the outdoor dining area.

The Sunken Living Room has a seating and entertainment area. The living room has TV with satellite service that includes American News channels as well as several movie channels.  The entertainment center also allows viewing the library of 30 DVDs and VCR videos.  Music CD’s are played on a 5-Disc changer with four sets of inside and outside speakers.

Outdoor Barbecue Kitchen & Dining:
Zen del Mar has a full outdoor kitchen / grill area located right outside the main kitchen food preparation area, where you can prepare full meals grilled.  Grill Fresh Fish or a meat of your choice on the 4 foot built-in charcoal barbecue and serve the meal on the built-in bar next to the grill – directly overlooking the outdoors dining room. 

The Kitchen
is equipped with two sinks and appliances that include a dishwasher, an oven, a toaster oven, a microwave and a blender. Upon arrival, refrigerator is stocked with Soft Drinks and Cold Beer.  Condiments and cooking staples such as sugar, salt, spices, sauces etc. are replenished by the staff.   Restaurant quality dishes and utensils are provided.  Bottled drinking water is provided and refreshed daily by the staff.  Chef Service is available upon request – to be coordinated with the Hospitality Manager.

The 60 foot Pool:
The pool is a swimmer’s delight at 60 feet in length with an infinity edge, a waterfall cascading onto a bench at the infinity edge and two lounge chairs built in to the pool.  The pool is perfect for family play, lounging in the water and…. for Swimming laps.  Custom-built Hardwood lounge chairs grace the pool edge and the separate Sand lounging area. 

 Spa services have a home in the Zen Spa-Palapa.  The secluded elevated 300 square foot palapa is home for Spa privacy overlooking the pool and the sea.  The Spa Palapa has a shower and bathroom.  This can be a perfect hideaway to read a book or nap for non-Sun lovers.

Ocean Kayaking:
On calm days you may take out the two 2-person ocean kayaks….. the water is  transparent you can just see the fish and the coral reef from the surface…  You can go out there and catch a wave passing the Riviera Maya reef as it reaches for the beach.  For snorkelling – Jade Beach is a “fish hotel” – please be respectful in the water as it is a living reef.


The first floor
has an open-floor design and includes:

2 - story Entrance Foyer overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the sunken Living Room
Marble bar area to serve drinks and Hors D’oeuvres
Large kitchen area with a pantry,  two sinks and a dishwasher
Breakfast counter and bar that can accommodate 8 people
320 sq. ft. dining room with a custom-made hardwood tree-trunk dining table serving 14
400 sq. ft. sunken living room with built in seating, Satellite TV DVD/VCR and music system
340 sq. ft. Master Bedroom suite with a king bed, a seating area and a private bathroom with hand-made marble bathtub and a personal entrance to the pool and patio area
Separate artisan hand-made Bathroom
A full outdoor kitchen with a 4’ wide charcoal grill, cooking area and a service bar
Outdoor dining area under a roof graced with hardwood beams, with a table for 14
Outdoor observation / seating area overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

Amenities of Zen del Mar

      Fully equipped kitchen including:

Refrigerator (stocked with condiments)

o           Dishwasher

o           Oven

o           Microwave Oven

o           Toaster Oven

o           Toaster

o           Blender

o           Coffee maker

o           Full set of cooking dishes

o           Restaurant-style dinnerware

      Cocktail bar and Breakfast bar

      Indoor dining room with hand-made dining table made of Local Hardwood

      Outdoor Dining table

      Outdoor kitchen area with charcoal grill 

      Five luxury bedroom Suites each includes:

o           King-size bed

o           Separate seating area

o           Air conditioning

o           Ceiling Fans

o           TV with Satellite service

o           Luxury bed linens, mattresses and pillows

o           Full closets

o           Laptop-sized Safe

      Sunken Living Room and Entertainment:

o           Luxuriously appointed Living Room

o           TV with Satellite service

o           Entertainment center with VCR / DVD player

o           30 movies to chose from

o           Music system with 4-zones indoor and outdoor speakers

o           50 CD’s to chose from

      Outdoors, pool and activities:

o           A 60 foot lap pool with infinity edge and cascading waterfall bench

o           Two in-pool built in loungers

o           12 loungers around the pool area

o           Two 2-person ocean kayaks (please use life vest provided)

      12’ X 18’ Elevated Spa Palapa for massages with its own private bathroom

      Rooftop palapa lounging area and a separate star-gazing outdoors lounging areas

Two-person Observation deck

Complimentary Services at Zen del Mar

      Guest Services Manager / Concierge:

o           Will greet you on arrival and introduce you to the Villa

o           Will coordinate the five complimentary massages

o           Can arrange for your local activities

o           Can arrange for Chef cooked dinners at the Villa

o           Will take care of all your needs

      Maid and Grounds Keeper – Six day service:

o           Prepares daily Breakfast and daily Hors D’oeuvres

o           Clean the Villa, make the beds, freshen towels and change bed linens

o           Your clothes can be laundered with a small fee to the maid

o           The Grounds Keeper maintains the Villa, garden and pool.

      Upon arrival refrigerator will be stocked with Beer and Soft drinks

o           Refrigerator is stocked with condiments such as mayonnaise, ketchup, salsa etc.

o           Kitchen is supplied with staples such as sugar, salt, butter etc. so that you need not buy these for your stay

      Complimentary Daily Breakfast Service includes:

o           Coffee and tea, juice and milk

o           Freshly cut tropical fruit platters

o           Assortment of breakfast cereals

o           Toast and preserves

      Complimentary Daily afternoon Hors D’oeuvres:

o           Salsa Mexicana

o           Fresh Guacamole

o           Tortilla chips

      Five Complimentary massages by Misael – the masseur of the Casa

o           Additional massages can be arranged with Misael


        * Jade Bay
(click on link for more info) Akumal Area, Riviera Maya Mexico
                * 1 hour 15 minute drive from Cancun airport
                * 20 minutes drive south of Puerto Aventuras
                * 20 minutes drive north of Tulum
                * 10 minute drive to Akumal commercial center
                * 15 minute walk down beach to Akumal commercial center
        * Sandy beachfront with some rock outcrops
                * protected bay ideal for snorkelling & kayaking
        * Aerial view of all Akumal area
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        * Aerial view of Jade Bay
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        * Aerial view of villa
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        * Information about Jade Bay area of Akumal
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        * Riviera Maya map
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        * Akumal and Area Attractions
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        * Akumal and Area Restaurants
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        * Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
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NOTE: (the owners of this villa also own House of the Rising Sun which is right next door.  They will allow guests to move between these two villas but will not allow any other visitors onto the property unless it is for a wedding group.

* Wedding Restrictions

         Party will rent both House of the Rising Sun and Zen del Mar for a week at the full published weekly rental fee;
         Maximum number of persons at both villas = House of the Rising Sun = 18 + Zen del Mar = 14  total 32
         Maximum number of additional guests = 18 for a total event of maximum 50 people.
         Maximum number of servers, band, wedding planner etc. = 12
         Event fee for the wedding = US$5,000.00 to be paid in full with the rental;
         Wedding planning / assistance in wedding planning is NOT provided by Villas.
         Wedding service (food and beverage) is NOT provided by Villas;
         Villas Hospitality Manager and Villas’ staff will be on site during the wedding.
         Villas will be cleaned by wedding planner’s staff at the end of the event;
         Additional Security Deposit = $1,000 for a total of $3,000.00 (fully refundable)
         Commitment for a minimum tip to staff of $300 / week / villa

To minimize wear and tear on our luxury facilities, we will limit the weddings to three per year.

RATES before 19% tax                                   Zen del Mar


2018 Dates

7 Bedroom
Base Rate
for up to 14 people
add $150/night/person to maximum of 18 people

Winter 2018 January 8 - February 17, 2018 $2,000 /night
PRESIDENTS WEEK 2018 February 17-25, 2018 $2,700 /night
Winter 2018 February 25 - March 24, 2018 $2,000 /night
EASTER WEEK 2018 March 24 - April 1, 2018 $2,600 /night
Spring 2018 April 1 - May 11, 2018 $2,000 /night
Summer - Fall 2018 May 11 - November 17, 2018 $1,500 /night
THANKSGIVING 2018 November 17 - 24, 2018 $2,600 /night
Pre Christmas 2018 November 24 - December 22, 2018 $2,000 /night
HOLIDAY Note: 14 day minimum December 22, 2018 - January 5, 2019 $5,200 /night

Seasonal Rates

RATES before 19% tax

7 Bedroom
Base Rate
for up to 14 people
add $150/night/person to maximum of 18 people

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* All prices in US Dollars and subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
** Base Rate is for up to 14 persons using 7 bedrooms.  Add $150 per night + tax for each additional person up to the maximum occupancy of 18 people. 
*** Owner prefers Saturday to Saturday bookings but will consider others
**** There is a refundable $1000 Security/Damage deposit on this villa that is payable in cash or travelers check at arrival
***** Access to this property is limited to the persons indicated on your confirmation.  Exceeding this limit is a direct violation of our rental agreement.  Parties, dinners, get-togethers, drop in guests, or any other form of non registered guest access will result in a forfeit of the security deposit and could be reason to ask you to leave unless prior permission has been granted.

We are very pleased to share but a few of the many positive COMMENTS from our guests:

We 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

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 out. The pool is fabulous- a lap pool and infinity pool which we used daily. The beach and ocean are virtually private and lovely.
The staff is great and goes the extra mile. Although we took a few excursions away from the house we didn't stay long because everyone wanted to get back to "our" house. We are hoping to stay at Villa zen del Mar again!

Zen Del Mar is a colorful and beautifully designed beachfront home that easily accommodated our family of thirteen, ages two to eighty. Different seating areas even allowed teenagers to have their own space.  The swimming pool was heaven for little ones and the scuba and snorkelers enjoyed the ocean and had their choice of cenotes. A local chef prepared excellent meals and the inside and outside staff was the equal of a five-star hotel. Four hours after a fishing afternoon, our tastefully prepared catch was served on the outside patio.  The little town of Akumal is a twelve minute walk on the beach, and the local area had entertainment for all. The owner stopped by several times to make sure we were happy.  We're going to do this again for sure

Truly an impressive and memorable place to stay. Extraordinary design with unique attention to details that can accommodate various moods and moments from group laughter on the main level to quiet serenity and indulgence in the bedrooms and luxurious baths. Waking up in my bedroom was one of the best experiences ever. Was given the royal treatment by the highly qualified staff. Definitely suggest the in room massages... one of the best I ever had. A beautiful refuge with magnificent panoramic bay views.

From the moment you pass through the gate of this marvelous property, you're embraced by verdant tropical gardens, the turquoise sea, and the villa itself, which is so thoughtfully and artistically designed that you'll spend as much time marveling at its details as you will gazing at the Caribbean's gentle waves. Each of the villa's six bedrooms is a masterwork, not merely private but appointed with furniture and crafts that continually draw the eye, including spacious soaking tubs which are polished to a creamy luster by making use of the sap from an indigenous tree. During our stay we availed ourselves of local chefs who prepared tasty Yucatecan and traditional meals, and the staff saw to the upkeep of the rooms almost invisibly. The newest suites, on the third floor, are crowned in the Mayan fashion with high wooden roofs thatched with palm and grass. Between you and the sea sits a delightful pool, and of course shady areas hung with hammocks. Down a few steps brings you to a sandy beach that can be walked for half-an-hour in either direction, to Akumal center or gorgeous sites for wading or swimming. The sea's cooling breeze rarely abates

Hi Doug – We had a wonderful time at both Zen del Mar and House of the Rising Sun! The staff was really great and accommodated all of our needs, and both villas were incredibly beautiful. Hopefully, we’ll be able to return to Akumal in the near future.  Best regards,  Betty

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