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Luxury Oceanfront Residence. Rent the whole residence or just a room

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, sleeps 10 maximum

The Taj Majahual, a private luxury residence, is situated in one of the world’s most unspoiled beach locations on México’s beautiful Yucatán Peninsula in the eastern state of Quintana Roo.

It is located in the intimate community of Placer, where sky and sea merge, and soft creamy sand is kissed by the ebb of sparkling clear aqua-colored water. This romantically remote residence caters to those who wish to ‘hammock’ and beachcomb their days in paradise.

For those who seek an active agenda, a world-class coral reef is located very close to shore, and the Taj Majahual is 20 minutes from Mahahual, and Cancún is a 4-hour drive. Both offer a myriad of maritime and tropical adventures, as well as shopping, dining, and sight-seeing

Ammenities: Gourmet Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, including a Dishwasher

Furniture Fashioned by Local Artisans, featuring Local Woods (Equipal, Zebra wood, Bambú)

European Hurricane Windows and Stilt Design

Mosaic Plunge Pool with custom Starfish designed by a Local Artist.

Pillowtop Mattresses in all Bedrooms

Al fresco Dining Temple with Zebra Wood Table and Stunning

Ocean Views

Features: Onsite English-speaking Caretaker

Solar and Generator powered Electricity

Optional Air Conditioning in Upper Level Bedrooms

Beach Palapas and Lounge Chairs

Imported Fabrics

Hand Painted Talavera Tile

Hand Made Saltillo Tile

Original Oil Paintings

Imported Bronze Dolphin Fountains

Meditteranean Terraces with Private Balconeys off of each Bedroom

More Details

Property Manager
gabe zarnoti
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, spanish, hungarian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in El Placer, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Motel
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soaps basic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Solar Panels
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outdoor - outdoor shower
    Sultan's Suite - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Fruit Room - toilet , shower
    Jungle Room - toilet , shower
    Beachy Ceviche - toilet , shower
    Powder Room - toilet
  • The Powder Room is off the main living area. All bathrooms have filtered, potable water faucets Soap and shampoo provided Bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths provided
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Sultan's Suite - 1 king
    Fruit Room - 2 double
    Jungle Room - 1 queen
    Beachy Ceviche - 1 queen
  • All Bedrooms have attached, private baths. All Bedrooms have a small refrigerator All bedrooms have pillow top BEDS. No futons or air mattresses
  • Books
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • beach chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio stone/concrete
  • porch/lanai
  • Porch Furniture
  • sand box
  • Terrace
  • unscreened porch/lanai
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • long term renters welcome
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Use of blow driers, curling irons, and any electric heat generating appliance is strictly prohibited Children over 12 welcome, younger by permission The main living area and 3 bedrooms are upstairs. Difficult for some elderly people. One bedroom downstairs is wheelchair accessible. There are two friendly dogs on the property. Service dogs are allowed Air conditioning is available for an extra fee Use of the indoor jacuzzi is subject to water availability at the caretaker's discretion


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

An Awesome 25th Anniversary!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our 25th Anniversary at Taj Mah. and it was just what we were looking for. It was very private, our own private beach. During our stay we were the only two guests so it felt as if we had the entire home. We stayed in the Sultan Suite and it was decorated very nice, not with cheap items but very nice items most made from the area. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we could possibly use. The home is also very wonderful for unique photo shoots of any kind due to the privacy and the decor and arrangement of the home. I did several photo shoots for which I had brought costumes for. Plan to take your food and drinks and necessities with you as it is a long way to town. We rented a car and I would recommend that as we drove from the Cancun airport and once we arrived we were able to drive anywhere we wanted to go allowing us to drive the beach road from one end to another (took 2 days to do). There are alot of areas to pull off and swim, picnic or take pictures. Thank you Gabriel for being a wonderful host!

  • Submitted: 15-Nov-2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a glorious place!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned to snow and cold after a week in the paradise of Taj Majahual and the Costa Maya.

We decided to pull out all the stops for our 50th wedding anniversary and took our children and grandchildren on the trip of a lifetime. Gabe’s Taj Majahual was the perfect spot! We had plenty of room for all three families—and in luxury accommodations.

The beach, the silken sand, the deliciously warm water, and the sunrises! What more could one dream of? Well, to top it off, the most beautiful setting. The house, with its gorgeous tiles and mosaics, is breathtaking. With porches all around, we had delightful breezes to cool us. The grandchildren frolicked on the Caribbean shore and in the sea—and so did we all (for me, it was the first time I’d set foot in the sea for over 50 years!), and afterwards, they swam in the darling 13’ wide plunge pool, which was just large enough for the three of them. In fact, the two smallest ones gained enough confidence there to stick their heads into the water and start swimming instead of dog-paddling. They delighted in resting in the hammocks provided. The kitchen is very well-equipped (and very prettily done, again in talavera tiles), and we fixed all but one of our meals there. It was fun buying our food from the “grocery truck” that comes on Thursday and Sunday (the kids were about to run screaming from the kitchen when they found that our 2 half-chickens came with heads and feet!—good learning experience). We were very sad to leave.

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful home, Gabe and Cindy.

  • Submitted: 14-Feb-2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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We Had A Ball!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of families from Belize City that visited the Taj on Easter vacation 2013. The entire stay was fabulous. The property is well maintained, very private and beautiful. The caretaker was the best . Definitely we will return!

  • Submitted: 4-Jan-2014
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
300 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Wrack
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Local Restaurant
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Car: recommended

Taj Majahual is a secluded beach residence that is hundreds of yards from its nearest neighbor, on an uncrowded beach. Days will go by with no one but the local fisherman walking by.

While secluded, the property is secured by being fully fenced, having two four legged security guards, and a full time onsite American caretaker. He lives in a casita that is removed from the main house.

The beach is in a bay that is protected by a barrier reef, so the surf is minimal. Snorkeling is available right off the beach, with world class snorkeling about 1/2 mile away.

From the west side of the house you can see a large lagoon,jungle, and sunsets over the lagoon. From the east side, the ocean, beach, and sunrises.

There is a restaurant a short walk up the beach. Restaurants, bars, and shopping are in the town of Mahahual (Costa Maya Port) about 20 kilometers away.

One guest described the property well- 'It's like arriving on a deserted island that happens to have a 5 star hotel'.

Other Activities: While not actually an activity, one unique event is the local fishermen coming up to the front gate almost every afternoon with whatever they have just speared. The property was once a coconut plantation and has coco palms through out

Bacalar laguna is beautiful and about 1.5 hours away. The town of Mahahual is charming. Or just relax at the villa. A local food truck comes right to the gate twice a week with produce, local fruits, hot tortillas and the best homemade tamales wrapped in banana leaves.

Looking for a swim partner? One of the property dogs will swim with you in the ocean surf. You can have it all, nature, amenities in one the most beautiful villas in the area with the only plunge pool designed by a local artist. The same artist designed a Arabic inspired tile rug out of Mexican talavera. When not rented, many in the area stop just to admire the custom art, unique architecture and design of the villa which are a close tie to the stunning views.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in El Placer, Yucatan / Mayan Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$643.9

Rates do not include air conditioning, which is available for an extra USD 25 per night. Air conditioning runs from 9 PM to 6 AM only
Rooms are clean when you arrive and will be cleaned and linens freshened after one week. Water is our most precious resource and towels will be replenished on request.
10 persons maximum occupancy

Security Deposit due 30 days before rental

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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