10 Bedrooms , 10 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20-24 guests. Ideal place for a family reunio
- english, spanish, italian
About Rafael Filip
Caty is a psychologist , I am civil enginner. We live in Cancun. Originally we built Sol y Luna as our second home. Our two kids are now studying overseas and Sol y Luna is too big for the two of us. We thus decided to make it a rental property.
Rafael Filip purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Rafael Filip chose Playa del Carmen
In 1987 Caty and I moved away from Mexico City after an earthquake damaged the apartment where we lived. While living in Cancun we had a chance to spend a night in our neighbor's cottage in Playa del Secreto. We fell in love with the beautil beach and decided to buy a lot and build our dream villa in this place.
What makes this Villa unique
Benefits of renting Sol y Luna : 1.- Great Location.- Within 25 minutes drive to the airport, Cancun and Playa del Carmen. 2.- Second best beach in the Riviera Maya .- 2 miles of pristine sandy beach, with no resorts nearby. 3.- Chef specialized on dietaries and food allergies restrictions. 4.- Full service villa.- You will be greeted by a trilingual concierge, availability of an international chef. You will be swimming in the ocean after half an hour drive from the Cancun airport 5.- On-site staff on call all day long.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Onsite staff available from 9 AM to 5 PM Wedding site fee varies according to the lenght of staying. Over 7 nights there is no wedding fee.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Best Vacation Ever! Don't hesitate to book! And hire the Chef!
We booked in Jan 2019 for a Christmas vacation with 8 adults and our 9 grandchildren ranging from age 1 to 18 years. I was a little concerned that the villa was to good to be true, but I am happy to say that our vacation was everything we hoped for and more!!! I honestly can't say enough good things about the Villa and the accommodating staff. Even the most picky members of our group had nothing to complain about!
--Melanie, the manager, responded promptly and graciously to our questions before we arrived. She arranged our rides to and from the airport and also for two day trips. She also set up our massage appts. (Excellent Massage Therapists at a very reasonable price!) During our stay she was only a text away!
--Chef Ishmael, his wife Norma and Rodolfo, were totally amazing, accommodating and, in the opinion of the finance members of our family, hiring them was the best decision we made! Since there were so many of us...17 in total…going out to eat would have been a logistical nightmare and incredibly expensive! Norma makes the best guacamole EVER and the French Toast was so good...we had it twice! We gave the chef free rein and he never failed...everything was delicious and authentically Mexican which we asked for. The fruit arrangements he made were delightful and delicious including 2 different Christmas trees and a Snowman! He also stocked the downstairs refrigerator with the beer, wine and sodas we asked for in advance. Don Pedro was wonderful and the children loved Coco, his dog, who followed him everywhere. He recognized our need for more life vests and provided them before we could even ask! He keeps the property in pristine condition.
--The cleaning staff, Ioida and Alba had a difficult task but did an amazing job cleaning around all the "stuff" we brought with us. I especially liked the organics recycling available!
--Our family commented that even though the staff and chef were around it never felt intrusive or awkward. Lots of beds and bathrooms to accommodate everyone! There are so many things to do that we were never bored...kayaking, boogie boards, swimming pool, beautiful sandy beach with very few people on it...just a few walkers, hammocks, bean toss, ping pong, and a tidal pool to explore just a short walk down the beach. Wi-fi was available for the little time we were on our "electronics"! This was the perfect vacation spot for our family and everyone is asking grandpa if we can do it again! Soon!
Great people and service
We had 16 family members stay for a week and the cleaners, property maintenance, property manager, chef and staff were fantastic. Many games to play that kept the kids busy when not in the pool or on the beach and everyone is very pleasant to talk to.
Thanks Monica, very kind of you to live a nice review of Sol y Luna at VRBO.
We are looking forward to host your party again.
Marry Christmass !! Rafael
Best Ocean Front Rental Property in this area to Host a YOGA Retreat!
This house has it all. The house was large, very spacious. There were 19 of us and we did not feel cramped in any room. The rooms are large, air-conditioned and very clean. The bedding's, towels and amenities were perfect for this trip. It is nestled between a few resorts but the property is very private and the beach was super clean with fun water amenities (kayaks, body boards and snorkel gear). The hammocks were super relaxing and dreamy to lie in all day! Melanie could not have been more nice and more accommodating. She even coordinated our ground transportation, excursions and local spots. Joel that lives on the property was our hero. He was always checking in with us, running for ice, moving stuff, he even climbed up and grabbed us fresh coconuts from the tree to drink and eat! He would call us out to the beach at night to help the baby turtles into the ocean which was a highlight for 3 nights of our trip! Our rooms and the house was cleaned daily by staff which were so nice. The kitchen was stocked for a cookers dream and we would definitely rent this house again for our next yoga retreat. The roof top was our yoga sessions and the view, breeze and sound of the ocean was seriously perfect. Staying at a rental house instead of a resort allows us to have more options for our guests. This house and staff were incredible! We would definitely book this house again.
Thanks for a wonderful and inspiring review of Villa Sol y Luna. We hope to see you back soon. You and your party are excelent guests. Thank you. Rafael Filip
Relaxing and beautiful!
We had a group of 15 (12-80 yrs old) and had a great vacation! The villa was just as described and to our expectations. It is secluded and in a protected area, so we didn't see many other people. Melanie was great to work with planning excursions/transportation and responded quickly when we had any problems. We even had to call for a doctor, but it was less than an hour by the time we contacted Melanie to the time the doctor was at the villa. Everything was taken care of quickly! We also elected to have Chef Ismael and his assistants cook all of our meals. Every meal was delicious and they made accommodations for us when necessary. We had one meal outside of the villa and most everyone ended up getting sick, so having home cooked meals is necessary! I would definitely recommend staying here!
Was fantastic very clean home.
The entire staff really friendly! The chef has great buffet style meal and cooks “anything you want”. They are also flexible with all the eating times to fit your needs. Price was really fair. They will bring receipts for everything they shopped for. We had 15 in our group everyone loved it. Would rent this property again!
The most awesome vacation that accommodated 17 family members; ages 5-80. Chef Ismael was bonus🥰�
A very large Villa with 7 bedrooms and 7 baths. A separate pool room; an outdoor swimming pool and beach front with volleyball net on premises!!!! Need I say more? Chef Ismael and staff were over the top accommodating and we just said, “ surprise us with menu”👍�. He never disappointed🤗�. Melanie set up anything we needed to do for yours, rides or just communicating. She was always available and gracious. We’d definitely recommend Villa Sol Y Luna!
Kayaks, paddle board, bogie boards, kayaks, snorkeling gear, beach Volleyball, camp fires, Wildlife watching, Kite surfing, Nearby, National parks, tourist parks, restaurant, Archeological Sites, Cave diving