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CASA CENOTE

CASA CENOTE, in Tankah, is about ¼ miles down the road. It is a great place to put in Kayaks, snorkel, or dive. The fresh water meets with the sea and as a result you get fish from the best of both worlds.
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RIVIERA TOURS AND ADVENTURES

Riviera Tours specialize in small intimate groups, provide friendly bi-lingual knowledgeable guides, first-class transportation, top-notch sanitized equipment, an excellent (4) course meal at famous Oscar & Lalo Restaurant (depends on tour selected) and Snacks and Drinks throughout the day. They have a number of both active and relaxing tours.
 
Let them know that you heard of them from Villa Arghy and they will pick you up at the Villa.

Look at the size of that Whale!
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XPLOR

Xplor has the highest Zip lines, astonishing underground Rivers; best trails amphibious Vehicles and the coolest Rafts.  Get ready for a day of adventure!

The jungle comes to life in the best adventure Park in Riviera Maya. Xplor Park is a unique underground world where you will enjoy unparalleled adventure. During the day fly between trees and bridges, discover amazing caves and extraordinary rock formations; and at night, the moon and stars will guide your way as you marvel at the mysteries that Xplor Fuego has for you.

A great place to stay active and peddle your way through the jungle.
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CATAMARAN TRIPS

You have the Mexican Caribbean all to yourselves on a 46-foot catamaran for your private charter! You will appreciate the special service the Crew gives you on board the Paso Double.

Their most popular charter is their 4 Hour Sail & Snorkel Charter.  They take you to a private bay called Inna and anchor inside the bay to go snorkeling where you can find a family of resident turtles and many colorful fish.  If you sail in the afternoon, the beautiful Caribbean sunsets are unforgettable viewed from the ocean.
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SIAN KA’AN

Means ‘Origin of the Sky’. This biosphere reserve contains tropical forests, mangroves and marshes, as well as a large marine section intersected by a barrier reef.  It provides a habitat for a remarkable rich flora and a fauna comprising more than 300 species of birds, as well as a large number of the region’s characteristic terrestrial vertebrates, which cohabit in the diverse environment formed by its complex hydrological system.
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TULUM RUINS

Tulum Ruins is a site of a pre-Columbian Mayan walled city serving as a major port for Cobá. The ruins are situated on 39 ft tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Only 6 K from Villa Arghy.
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COBA RUINS

Coba was estimated to have had some 50,000 inhabitants at its peak of civilization, and the built up area extends over some 80 km². Agricultural was popular by the 1st century. The bulk of Coba's major construction seems to have been made in the middle and late Classic period, about 500 to 900 AD, with most of the dated hieroglyphic inscriptions from the 7th century However, Coba remained important and new temples were built and old ones kept in repair until at least the 14th century, possibly as late as the arrival of the Spanish.  There are still remains of a walk path between Coba and Chichen Itza.

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XEL-HA

“Where the water are born” is just a few miles north of Villa Arghy.  The cove is a snorkeler’s haven.  Swim with the fish, and dolphins, float the river and many other things.  It is a heavy tourist area, so come early to beat the buses from Cancun.  The best is to get the all-inclusive ticket that lets you eat and drink at any of the many places in the park.
 
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CHICHEN ITZA

Chichen Itza was a major focal point in AD 600–1200 and was one of the largest Maya cities. The city may have had the most diverse population in the Maya world, a factor that could have contributed to the variety of architectural styles at the site.

The ruins of Chichen Itza are federal property, and is maintained by National Institute of Anthropology and History. The land under the monuments had been privately owned until March 2010, when it was purchased by the state of Yucatan.

Kayaking
Snorkeling
Scuba Diving
Horseback Riding
 Aquaray Jungle Adventure
 
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All rooms have individual controlled AC.  We are on the Grid.

The 2 Master Bedrooms have secluded, private Balcony / Veranda. What a wonderful place to snuggle in their fluffy robes to take in the panoramic view of the sun rising over the Caribbean Ocean while sipping a cup of coffee.  What a way to start your day.
 
Three beds are Queen size with Memory Foam Toppers and the 4th Bedroom has 2 Single beds, that do NOT push together.     
 
We can sleep 10 to 12 if some of the guests are children and can sleep on one of the 2 Futons or a Pak N’ Play.
 
The closets are large with hangers and security safe above a full stack of drawers.
 
Each Bedroom has its own bathroom suite with a shower and marble topped vanities as well as basic soap, bottle of water and hair dryers available. There is also a Guest Half Bath downstairs, Rest Room at Pool Side, and an Outdoor Shower on Beach.
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Meet the Caregivers

Guest services are provided by Alfredo and Lesly. As caretakers of the property since 2008, they take great pride in serving their guests and maintaining the house, pool, beach and gardens.  Lesley knows some English, and welcomes the chance for you to practice your Spanish. For your convenience, they live with their two teenagers, Jennifer and Freddie, in the casita on the front of the property.

Dining in services at Villa Arghy is a service we’re pleased to provide to help you enjoy your vacation to the fullest.  Guests do have full accessibility to the utensils already fully stocked in the kitchen and are welcome to shop at local grocery stores and provide their own meals if desired. If you would like to cook your own meals, but have the shopping done for you, you can pay a $20, convenience fee plus the estimated costs of ingredients directly to Lesly and she will complete your shopping for that meal or day.

However, if you are planning to dine in, please discuss with Lesly the days you’d like to have meals provided upon arrival at the house so that she has adequate time to shop for the necessary ingredients.  There is a $20 USD convenience charge (payable directly to Lesly at that time) for the shopping service.

If additionally you would like meal preparation to be provided by Villa Arghy, the following rates payable for each meal to Lesly: $4 USD per person for breakfast; $8 USD per person for lunch & dinner (which share the same menu), includes dessert; meals served family style (choose one entrée, side accompaniment, and dessert). These rates include meal preparation, service of meal, and clean up—including dishes! Meals can be prepared for up to 12 guests. Meals exceeding 12 guests will require additional notice.
 
Should you want Lesley to cook for you the first night of arrival, you will need to give Rose your shopping list.  Once you have decided which meals you’d like served, you will pay Lesly the $20 shopping convenience fee plus the estimated cost of the ingredients. Lesly will complete the shopping and bring you change and a receipt for the items purchased.  Payment can be provided in USD or pesos and is given directly to Lesly at time of selecting menu.

You may want to ask Lesly if there are any special meals she can prepare based upon the seasonality of products in the area.
 “What sets Villa Arghy apart from other   rentals are the caregivers, Alfredo and Lesly.  They are friendly, thoughtful and have a magical way    of slipping in and out and always being around when they are needed."

Guest review by Tera L
Webb City, Mo
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Dining In at Villa Arghy

Dining in services at Villa Arghy is a service we’re pleased to provide to help you enjoy your vacation to the fullest.  Guests do have full accessibility to the utensils already fully stocked in the kitchen and are welcome to shop at local grocery stores and provide their own meals if desired. If you would like to cook your own meals, but have the shopping done for you, you can pay a $20, convenience fee plus the estimated costs of ingredients directly to Lesly and she will complete your shopping for that meal or day.

However, if you are planning to dine in, please discuss with Lesly the days you’d like to have meals provided upon arrival at the house so that she has adequate time to shop for the necessary ingredients.  There is a $20 USD convenience charge (payable directly to Lesly at that time) for the shopping service.

If additionally you would like meal preparation to be provided by Villa Arghy, the following rates payable for each meal to Lesly: $4 USD per person for breakfast; $8 USD per person for lunch & dinner (which share the same menu), includes dessert; meals served family style (choose one entrée, side accompaniment, and dessert). These rates include meal preparation, service of meal, and clean up—including dishes! Meals can be prepared for up to 12 guests. Meals exceeding 12 guests will require additional notice.

Should you want Lesley to cook for you the first night of arrival, you will need to give Rose your shopping list.  Once you have decided which meals you’d like served, you will pay Lesly the $20 shopping convenience fee plus the estimated cost of the ingredients. Lesly will complete the shopping and bring you change and a receipt for the items purchased.  Payment can be provided in USD or pesos and is given directly to Lesly at time of selecting menu.

You may want to ask Lesly if there are any special meals she can prepare based upon the seasonality of products in the area.

Be sure to let Virginia know you heard about them from Villa Arghy.

OSCAR & LALO is located on HWY 307 about 2 miles before you get to Villa Arghy turn off as you travel to Tulum.  The food at Oscar and Lalo is outstanding and very reasonably priced.

Virginia of, Oscar and Lalo, goes out of her way to make sure Villa Arghy's guest get extra TLC, but you need to let Virginia know.

She emailed me an update about some things she is adding on special for guests that tell her you are staying at Villa Arghy.  Here is a part of her email.

Please note that from 4pm to 6pm every day, Oscar & Lalo will have Happy Hours  hours 2 for one Well drinks, beer and wine.  Please note this excludes the House Specialty drinks and high end liquor.

On Tuesday and Thursdays Oscar & Lalo’s have $20 USD foot massage in the Bar with a well drink. Includes 5 to 10 minute soaking with mayan mud, a 20 minutes foot massage and you will also receive a medium drink or a house wine or a house beer.  The girls will be here from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  You may want to make a reservation. Otherwise it is first come first serve. (In the future she may have manicures and pedicures. The men can watch sports while the ladies get pampered.

For those guest on a Budget, we also have a special menu of items under $120 pesos that come with a water or a fruit water.

Oscar and Lalo also has homemade chocolate cake, flan, apple pie and tres leches for dessert. All their guests love the desserts.

GARY’S
Mexican with a Texas flavor.  Gary, the owner, does a Sunday Texas BBQ with all the fixings.  It is very quaint and nothing fancy, but is known for their potent margaritas.  The view and sea air is fantastic.    Across from Casa Cenote, a short distance from Villa Arghy.

BLUE SKY
Primarily Italian with great brick oven pizzas, pastas and “fresh catch.”  The owner and his wife are very nice and have great information on the area.

 
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All Family Rooms and Bed Rooms have their own controlled AC and fans.

The House Book has a lot of information and phone numbers of people that have provided services to our guests in the past either at the Villa or in their establishment, included are Masseurs & Yoga instructors that will come to the Villa.

Daily Maid and grounds service, except for Sundays

Concierge
Gated Community
Local Maps
Activities Guide
Private Chef available
Water Cooler for Drinking & Cooking
Paper Towels
Telephone to the States
Safes in Master Bedrooms
Linens provided
Hair Dryers
Towels provided
Basic Soaps
Toilet Paper
Shampoo
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Completely Furnished Kitchen

Refrigerator
Refrigerator Freezer
6 Burner Stove / Oven
Cooking Utensils
Microwave
Coffee Maker
Water Cooler for Drinking & Cooking
Walk in Pantry
Serving Dishes
Table setting Dishes
Blender
Toaster
Out Door Grill
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Leisure Activities

Eco Tourism
Kayaking
Swimming
Walking the Beach
Sight Seeing
Boating
Paddle Boating
Wildlife Viewing
Bird Watching 
Boating
Eco Tourism 
Gambling Casinos
Horseback Riding 
Miniature Golf
Outlet Shopping 
Paddle Boating
Scenic Drives 
Shopping
Sight Seeing 
Sledding
Walking 

Some of our visitors have enjoyed:
Cenote Freshwater Pools
Kayaking
Snorkeling
Scuba Diving
Horseback Riding
Chichen Itza Ruins
Aquaray Jungle Adventure
Selvatica Adventure
Ziplining, Cliff Diving & Mountain Biking
Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Eco-Park Excursion
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Mi Casa Es Su Casa

The location of Villa Arghy allows you to enjoy nature’s air conditioning – the Trade Winds or the fans in each room!  However for those warm evenings, air conditioning units are located in each room with a remote control on the bedside table.
 
Villa Arghy was designed with comfortable group settings with two large central common areas.   the upstairs Family Room houses satellite TV, DVD, VCR, CD, Stereo system, WIFI with all sorts of games, movies and books to read.   You may want to put your phone on air plane mode if you do not have free Mexico roaming fees. 
 
Many of the unique furniture pieces have been custom made.
 
Complimentary pico de gallo or guacamole will be provided for “happy hour” (except Sunday), while you enjoy the famous sunsets over the jungle. 
 
Dining in is a service we’re pleased to provide to help you enjoy your vacation to the fullest.  Guests do have full accessibility to the utensils already fully stocked in the kitchen.    However Chef Leslie can present authentic home cooked Mexican Cuisine at your request for a fee to be paid directly to her.  She will also shop for that meal for a fee as well.
 
Water is a precious resource that is brought in by truck and then stored in a below-ground cistern.   Drinking and cooking water is provided by the large water container in the kitchen.  Additionally, carafes of fresh water will be provided in the bathroom for brushing your teeth and rinsing your mouth. 
 

There is full unobstructed viewing on first and second floors with viewing area on roof as well and great for stargazing, private sunbathing or a great place to watch the sun set over the jungle.
 
Towels will be provided for showers, beach and kitchen use.  
 
Laundry Services are available for 60 pesos per load, to be paid directly to Leslie. 
 
House phone to call the States
 
Use the safe located in the bedrooms to store your valuables.
 
We will gladly help you arrange other excursion such as private Massages or Yoga at the Villa,
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Local Business & Services

Grocery Stores

Farmers Market in Akumal
San Francisco Tulum – right hand side as you drive into Tulum
Super Chedraui – Tulum North side of beach road
Chedron – Playa del Carmen off of Highway 307
Walmart – Playa del Carmen – downtown
Sam’s – Playa del Carmen – off of Highway 307

OSCAR & LALO is located on HWY 307 about 2 miles before you get to the Villa Arghy turn off as you travel to Tulum. The food at Oscar and Lalo is outstanding and very reasonably priced.

Virginia of, Oscar and Lalo, goes out of her way to make sure Villa Arghy's guest get extra TLC, but you need to let Virginia know.

Happy Hour is from 4pm to 6pm every day, 2 for one Well drinks, beer and wine.  Please note this excludes the House Specialty drinks.

On Tuesday and Thursdays foot massage in the Bar with a well drink. Includes 5 to 10 minute soaking with Mayan Mud, a 20 minutes foot massage and you will also receive a medium drink or a house wine or a house beer.  The girls will be here from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  

Oscar and Lalo also has homemade chocolate cake, flan, apple pie and tres leches for dessert. All their guests love the desserts.

GARY’S
Mexican with a Texas flavor. Gary, the owner, does a Sunday Texas BBQ with all the fixings. It is very quaint and nothing fancy, but is known for their Best Margaritas in Mexico. The view and sea air is fantastic. Across from Casa Cenote, a short distance from Villa Arghy.

BLUE SKY
Primarily Italian with great brick oven pizzas, pastas and “fresh catch.” The owner and his wife are very nice and have great information on the area.


RIVIERA TOURS AND ADVENTURES
Riviera Tours specialize in small intimate groups, provide friendly bi-lingual knowledgeable guides, first-class transportation, top-notch sanitized equipment, an excellent (4) course meal at famous Oscar & Lalo Restaurant (depends on tour selected) and Snacks and Drinks throughout the day. They have a number of both active and relaxing tours.

Let them know that you heard of them from Villa Arghy and they will pick you up at the Villa or contact Rose to book for you.

CATAMARAN TRIPS
It is hard to get better than your private charter on a 46-foot catamaran in the beautiful Caribbean Ocean. The Paso Double Crew will give you that will make you feel so extra special.

Their most popular charter is their 4 Hour Sail & Snorkel Charter that will take you to Inna, a private bay and anchor inside the bay.   You can snorkeling among large resident turtles and colorful fish. If you sail in the afternoon, the beautiful Caribbean sunsets are unforgettable viewed from the ocean. For more information phone Rose at 417 592 2106.

CEDAM MUSEUM – Akumal - artifacts found in the area waters.

AKUMAL offers many conveniences – tennis courts open to the public, boutiques, general stores, bicycle rental, ice cream stand, excellent restaurants and bars, large marina, shops, and restaurants.

PLAYACAR - 18 hole golf course
9 HOLE GOLF COURSE - Puerto Aventuras - 10 minutes north of Akumal.

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Fish Pedicure at Paraiso
A must try!  Put your feet in this Fish Tank and they come out with the smoothest pedicure you have ever had.  What a unique way for that great once in a life time Fish Pedicure.   This Fish Spa is located at Paraiso.

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Out Doors

Every effort has been made to strike the delicate balance between offering modern comforts while maintaining the authentic and pristine environment. 

Infinity Pool
· Out your back door
· Fan area in pool is shallower where little people can stand
· Rest of pool is great for playing games, such as Volley Ball, but deep enough to swim.
· Pool side bathroom.
· A midnight  swim is a must

Deck
· Roof to deflect the sun
· Lots of seating area
· Bench seating                  
· Lounges
· Table and chairs for dining outside
· Gas BBQ grill and tools for barbequing
· Rest Room
· Right next to the Caribbean Ocean

3rd floor Observation Deck
· Plenty of seating
· Great place for “Happy Hour”
· Great to watch the sunset over the Jungle
· Watch the Stars

Beach
· Beach is maintained and manicured daily
· Lounges and Papule great for reading favorite book, watch a boat sail by or just take a nap
· Beach side shower
· Loggerhead Turtles come back after 25 years to lay their eggs, from late May through October
· Yoga on sight available  (Check House Book)

Caribbean Ocean
· Out your back door
· World’s 2nd largest Coral Reef all the way to Central America
· Water shoes recommended
· 2 Kayaks
· The best place to put in is at Casa Cenote

After 25 years the large Loggerhead Turtles return to the beach where they were born to lay their eggs on our beach June to October. 

Garden & Lawn Grooming!
Bar B Q   Gas
Bar B Q Equipment

Hammock on 2nd floor
Observation Area on 3rd Floor

2 Kayaks 
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Onsite Entertainment

Board Games
Books
Computer
DVD Player
Internet
2 Kayaks
2 Living Rooms-multipurpose areas
Lounge Chairs & pal
Movies
Private Pool
Pool Toys
Satellite / Cable
Stereo
Television
Wireless Internet
WiFi
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Onsite Services

Bar B Q   Gas
Bar B Q Equipment
Beach Shower
Bench Seating out doors
Chef Available
Deck
Garden & Lawn Grooming
Hammock
Lounge chairs
Maid service
Massage’s on sight available  (Check House Book)
Observation Area on 3rd Floor
Papula Lounges on Beach
Pool
Restroom at Poolside
Table & Chairs Out Door
Yoga on sight available  (Check House Book)
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Villa Arghy France

The origins of Villa Arghy begin across the Atlantic Ocean. The sister house to Villa Arghy-Tankah was built in 1937 by Anne Marie Pasgrimaud, a self-made and self-taught French entrepreneur in the coastal community of La Baule, France. The house was originally built as a retirement home in this mild weathered tourist and fishing community.

As in Mexico, it is tradition to name homes in France. Ms. Pasgrimaud named the house Villa Arghy after her two granddaughters, Arlette and Ghyslaine. The combination resulted in “Arghy” (Ahr-ghee).

The house remained in the family when Ms. Pasgrimaud passed away, inherited by her daughter Simone Rousseau who lived there for 42 years. Both Ms. Pasgrimaud and Ms. Rousseau were very strong and independent women—not willing to relinquish the house even when the town was occupied by Nazi Germany.

Many of our design elements were taken from the original Villa Arghy and incorporated into Villa Arghy—Tankah. These include the house name script, the fountain in the front of the house, stucco and red brick trim.

Our hope is that Villa Arghy’s distinct history is revived in our Caribbean getaway, and that each Villa continues to serve potential visitors as a retreat for those wanting to enjoy an escape of surf, sand and fabulous sunset and sunrises.

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