Tulum Vacation House Rental
Welcome to Villa Arghy—Tankah pramod
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 sunraises.
Bhakti(Sherman Oaks, CA) Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Arghy. Rose, Lesly, Alfredo, and Angel were extremely helpful. We enjoyed riding the bikes on the dirt road, swimming in the cenotes just down the road, and hanging out and chatting at the local bar/restaurant by the cenotes. The house was very clean. The pool was wonderful. The view divine. Lesly's cooking is fantastic -- in fact, once we were back in the states, my 4-yr old grandson told us that we need Lesly! How we all wish! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. John (Blanchard, PA) This was a family vacation with our daughters and there families. The ages ranged from 60 to 1 year of age, for a total number of 11 people.The house was more than big enough for all of us. The house was fantastic! Everything was just as it appeared in the photographs on the web page. Leslie the house keeper was great; she actually got upset with us on our first morning when we did the dishes. ……. BJ (Sulphur Springs, AR.) Villa Arghy is without a doubt the vacation of a lifetime. ……..
The panoramic ocean views from the floor to ceiling windows are better than any television. The waves sing you to sleep every night. Afternoon walks along the beach followed by late afternoon swims in the pool, poolside meals or just lounging on the beach or around the pool—always something to do. Excursions into the neighboring towns including Mass at Valladolid, visiting the ruins at Coba and shopping in Tulum, Akumal, Playa and even Cancun were great but the villa was my favorite of all. Just can’t say it enough, love it, love it, love it. On the morning of departure be sure to go down to the beach and leave a foot print for luck. A foot print in the sand means you will return. DeeJDee(Seattle, WA) My wife and I stayed here in April 2009 and had a fantastic experience. The villa is larger than it might seem from the photos. It is quite new and is kept in sparkling condition. The building is solidly constructed , with high quality materials through-out and it has an overall feeling of quality, melding contemporary design (butt-jointed floor to ceiling glass) with local tradition (lots of stucco & tile work; a Palapa roof and wooden columns over the pool area). Air conditioning and ceiling fans are provided in every major space. There is a second brick domed living room on the second floor with a view across the pool to the water. This room had a large flatscreen TV with satellite and DVD player. There are bathrooms for every bedroom and additional half baths for the living room and pool. The beds were extremely comfortable and the staff cleaned and made them up daily. The villa is set on a quiet headland beach which is only accessed by a few other private villas. …. so there is a real feeling of seclusion when you are in the house or on the deck. We rarely saw another person. The infinity pool and large terrace are truly most exceptional with the edge of the water only 50 feet away. We ended up staying at the house more than we had intended as this setting was so special. This pool area is an extension of the main floor living area with a large connecting pass-through bar, and an outdoor barbeque area. The pool area even has its own shower and bathroom. Although we were only two, there are a variety of places for a larger group to hang out, with two balcony terraces, a roof terrace, the beach, the two living rooms, the entry terrace with fountain, etc. The staff were charming and always ready to assist in any way that you might wish. They live on the property in a casita by the entry gate which in no way impacts the privacy of the villa. There is plenty of room for secure parking in the gated and walled yard. We would highly recommend renting this property. Spartacus (Dallas) Just returned from stay at Villa Arghy and just cannot say enough about this hidden gem. Not only is it a beautiful place but the location was ideal for those who enjoy the privacy of a secluded location while still having the convenience of local sights nearby….. The on-sight staff at Villa Arghy were fantastic and you never notice them even there unless you need them since they live on the grounds but totally separate from the Villa itself. They take care of everything you need including cooking some fantastic meals if you choose to have a meal at home. I did breakfast out by pool. ….. Villa Arghy is no doubt a first class getaway. I very seldom saw anyone walking by out on the private beach (which by the way also has very comfortable chase lounge chairs with cushions and an outdoor shower). When they did however, they would stop and take pictures of the villa probably since it looks like somewhere travel a lot and have been to many beautiful places but rarely go back again just because I like to try something new all the time. This is definitely the exception and I am already looking forward to next time I can get back down there. a movie star would be staying! It is much more beautiful and spacious than the pictures on the website which is rare based on my experience and a very pleasant surprise. I highly recommend Villa Arghy.
Todd(Plano, TX) Just came back from my annual trip to Villa Arghy..3rd time there! As usual it was a safe and fantastic trip. The house was in excellent shape and the staff was most friendly and very helpful. We wanted for nothing! Short trips in to Tulum and Akumal to visit those incredible beaches were highlighted by a wonderful evening in area restaurants and night spots. Oh, and the pizza down the street made for a great dinner! I can't seem to get enough of the sound of the waves as they crash upon the right outside the window. If you're looking for a safe place to take the family, this is it! They will love the peace and solitude the area brings with some fun for the whole family.