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Playa Las Tortugas (Turtle Beach) villa description

Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Magazine lists Villa Del Mar as one of 5 'standout rentals' in their 'Dream Trips' (March '10 issue, pg. 30).

BEACHFRONT VILLA DEL MAR IS THE ONLY FOUR BEDROOM VILLA IN PLAYA LAS TORTUGAS! It sits in a serene stand of coconut palms and tropical gardens on a spectacular 5 mile pristine undeveloped beach. Our soft sand flat beach is perfect for swimming and long leisurely strolls and is designated as a protected Sea Turtle nesting habitat. Witnessing mama sea turtles as they come up to our beach to lay eggs or joining volunteers at our neighboring turtle rescue center to release baby turtles back to the sea are truly moving experiences.

One of the best surfing spots on the coast, bring your own board or enjoy the waves on the Villa's boogieboards. Canoes and sea kayaks are available for exploring the spectacular adjacent estuary, home to hundreds of bird species and other wildlife.

The villa's interior features hand-crafted Mexican furnishings and Central American artifacts, showcased under a soaring 20 foot traditional palapa ceiling, creating an ambiance that reflects our serene setting. Each of the four private bedrooms opens to its own beach facing patio. Traditional Talavera tile accents a gourmet kitchen that is fully equipped for the casual or more serious chef. For those seeking total relaxation, meals can be provided by our cook, highlighting the delightful local cuisine. Or freshly caught and grilled seafood can be enjoyed at nearby seaside open-air restaurants.

For those who want to stay connected, we offer wireless internet and an indoor/outdoor Ipod friendly sound system.

Our on-site property manager can assist with any needs you may have during your visit, such as arranging transportation, food provisioning, meal service, fishing and other excursions, horseback-riding and other activities.

Our private Tahitian-inspired 200 sq.ft. beachside palapa is the perfect spot to practice yoga, hammock lounge, whale watch, or gather for sunset drinks to toast the end of a perfect day in paradise!

This spacious single-level, beachfront home is the ideal gathering spot for family, friends, or small groups, and provides the perfect environment to relax and rejuvenate in this magical beach paradise! Email or call for more pictures and information!


Keywords: Beachfront Villa

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Bedroom 4

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              • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has King Bed, Queen size Beds (1) Bedroom #2 & #3 have a Queen bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) Bedroom #4 has 2 Single beds that can be converted to 1 King bed, Baby Cribs (1) port-a-crib provided...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Beach/Pool Towels also provided...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Air Conditioning
              • Washing Machine
              • Covered Parking
              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Separate Private Beachfront Palapa! Air Conditioning in bedrooms, Ceiling Fans throughout, Ipod speakers, Laundry services, sea kayaks and canoe provided, surfboards available, indoor/outdoor dining, complete maid service service, cook option...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Complimentary wireless internet access. (Bring your own laptop)...moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Shared freshwater pool is adjacent to property...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        All bedrooms open to beach-facing patios with separate entrances!...moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        Covered outdoor dining!...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                      • Oceanfront

                      Car

                          • Not Necessary

                          Activities

                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Fishing
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Swimming
                          • Surfing
                          • Hiking
                          • Shelling
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Walking
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Whale Watching

                          Other Activities

                              • Birding, Whale Watching, Jungle Cruises, Explore Local Waterfalls, Canoeing, Boogie Boarding, Nearby Sea Turtle Preservation Camp offers volunteer activities during turtle nesting season (June-Feb)...moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Undeniably perfect in every sense

                                Undeniably perfect in every sense

                                • Guest Sarah Paul (Vancouver, BC)
                                • Date of stay 01/31/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/04/14
                                We have recently returned from a two week stay at Villa Del Mar in Playa Las Tortugas. Our group consisted of two families, with two children each, ages 7, 4, 3 and 18 months. I had read a travel review of this property several years ago, and had kept it saved to my ‘favorites’ ever since, in hopes that we would one day get there, and thankfully we were finally able to make it happen. I have just finished writing a very thorough review of everything we loved about this house and this area, but didn't realize I was limited in characters on this site, so if you are interested in the whole review, please check out Playa Las Tortugas on Tripadvisor. In summary, this is without a doubt the most beautiful, peaceful, safe, family-friendly destination we have ever travelled to. All I think about these days is how and when we are going to be able to return. Before we arrived, I was a bit worried about what we were going to do with our time, and how the kids were going to manage, but all my concerns were totally invalid. Our family has never enjoyed such a beautiful vacation, and one another's company on holidays, as much as we did here! This house is perfectly laid out for a large family, and we had a TON of space. With the enormous patios, the sprawling yard and the private palapa, we had endless options of where to spend our time. in terms of food, I cannot stress enough how amazing the meal service was, and the staff in general were so impressive. I'd get up each morning, put on a pot of coffee, walk on the beach, play with the kids and be back for 9:00, just in time for an amazing breakfast served outside, and enjoyed with a spectacular ocean view. Dinners were equally amazing, and made for such a stress free experience. This house has everything you could possibly need and then some. The owners are lovely, helpful and gracious, and have set up an amazing vacation home in PLT. We spent our days playing in the pool, splashing in the ocean, or traveling to neighboring villages and having awesome adventures. The beach is spectacular and the gardens surrounding this property are exquisite. Basically, picture the most beautiful, natural tropical setting you can imagine, and combine it with all the luxuries that make life a little easier, and that's what you'll find at PLT. Without hesitation, without reservation, all I can say is: you MUST experience this place at least once in your lifetime!! We'll be back!!!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.

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                              • Your very own 5 star resort!!

                                Your very own 5 star resort!!

                                • Guest Ryan C. (South Lake Tahoe, California)
                                • Date of stay 09/30/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/10/13
                                Being in the hospitality industry affords me a keen eye for detail and quality. "Villa Del Mar" is hands down the best value for a stay in Mexico. There are several contributing factors that validate this statement as follows: THE SET UP: The "Villa" is literally 60 yards to the high tide line on the beach with nothing but some lazy coconut trees in between. The surrounding property is meticulously kept grounds, backing to an estuary that one might find in national geographic. Needless to say privacy is a given. ACTIVITIES: With a gorgeous swimming pool that ties the community together and a private open relaxation deck with a grass roof, hammocks and lounge chairs, "tropical therapy" is in session! If you want to be active you have several options! Estuary tour on a kayak, discover waterfalls, surf (directly in front of the "Villia" alone), SUP, scuba, snorkel, explore towns and authentic Mexican culture or just take in the incredible natural setting. Did I mention the "Villa" sits on a turtle preserve. QUALITY: It's clear the owners have put thought into the property with tasteful decorative contributions and the highest level of maintenance. Housekeepers come daily providing more time for leisure and authenticating the resort feel. All and all, this property is perfect for groups and family's. I highly recommend a stay at "Villa Del Mar" to get the most out your precious vacation time.

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, pet owners, age 55+.

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                              • Very happy repeat customer

                                Very happy repeat customer

                                • Guest Oakland Ski Family (Oakland, CA)
                                • Date of stay 02/18/13
                                • Review Submitted 03/11/13
                                This year is the second year we've rented this Villa, and it won't be the last! We had a spectacular time last year, and this year was even better. We rent with another family (we are both families of four) and the layout works great for us. This is a perfect place for relaxation and lots of beach time on a beautiful beach. We also hired the property's cooks and were very pleased...wonderful Mexican breakfasts and generous delicious dinners.

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, age 55+.

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                              • Amazing location and property! All the luxury and relaxation you could ask for

                                Amazing location and property! All the luxury and relaxation you could ask for

                                • Guest Alison (Solana Beach, CA)
                                • Date of stay 06/25/12
                                • Review Submitted 07/05/12
                                We just got back from 9 days at Villa del Mar in Playa Tortuga. The layout of the house is perfect for two families, although we were just there with our family of four and had lots of space to spare. The palapa is great for afternoon naps when the sun is high and the winds pick up a bit. The mornings were perfect at the beach every day. The pool was great in the late afternoon, or anytime really for the little ones. Gabriel and Aurora were very attentive, helping us with any request we might have, including finding popsicles for the kids. The beach is just right outside the house. The most amazing way to start the day is with a morning stroll to the beach, coffee in hand, a dip in the ocean, to come back to a beautiful breakfast all laid out on the outdoor dining table. A truly perfect family vacation!

                                Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, pet owners, age 55+.

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                              • Dream vacation on an idyllic beach

                                Dream vacation on an idyllic beach

                                • Guest Anonymous
                                • Date of stay 02/16/12
                                • Review Submitted 02/26/12
                                We had a spectacular week at Villa Del Mar. What more can you ask for? A fantastic house on the most beautiful deserted stretch of beach. We ran 3 miles round trip every single morning -- 1.5 miles, and we still couldn't see the end of the beach! Two families fit very comfortably and happily in this house, and we were spoiled by our daily delicious meal service. The house is very well stocked -- stacks of dishes, glasses and silverware, comfortable furnishings, tons of boogie boards, toys, and beach towels -- with everything we needed for a fabulous stay. The palapa is a particularly lovely spot to sit and read a book. The kids loved the beach, and playing in the gentle surf at low tide. Thank you so much. We can't wait to come back!!

                                Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers.

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                              • A magical vacation

                                A magical vacation

                                • Guest Ania (Calgary, Canada)
                                • Date of stay 03/01/11
                                • Review Submitted 03/20/11
                                We stayed here for 2 weeks with our young children and friends, and at the end no one wanted to go home. The house is AMAZING, with very private rooms each facing the ocean, and a HUGE amount of space to easily accomodate our party and children. We got lost in the constant sound of the ocean, the mirad of things to do (from kayaking/surfing/horseback riding/eploring estuary/dinner at nearby fishing villages/etc) to just walking for MILES along completely unpopulated gorgeous beach surrounded by palm trees and breaching whales. All the kids loved the pool, and thrived in the stunning yard and gardens. There is a daily maid and laundry service, and a cook available if you would like to do absolutely nothing. The little fishing village has some great restaurants, and nearby town has a friendly and easy feel that made excursions a fun gettaway for everyone. We feel completely spoiled and appreciative of having the good fortune to stumble upon this gem!

                                Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.

                                Owner response: Ania, Thanks so much for your feedback. It was great that you enjoyed our little piece of paradise as much as we do. Hope you can come back and visit us again sometime, maybe during the turtle nesting season- it is a fantastic experience! Pat, Villa Del Mar

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                              • Spacious villa on beautiful beach

                                Spacious villa on beautiful beach

                                • Guest Mhairi (Michigan)
                                • Date of stay 12/22/10
                                • Review Submitted 01/17/11
                                Thank you Pat for answering all my questions earlier. It was all as you and your listing said and more! Spacious villa on the beach with plenty of inside and outside common areas allowing us to gather as a whole family comfortably or have a quiet private space. I am so glad that we had the PLT van pick us up and also had our meals catered. Miriam's cooking was excellent! The highlight of our trip! All the Mexican dishes were delicious. It made our family Christmas holiday so relaxing for all of us when we did not have to purchase food or cook. PLT is a beautiful area and the staff work diligently looking after all the vegetation which is so pleasing. The kids loved the surf and all the water toys you supplied. All of us loved the distance of the villa to the beach where we could hear the surf all the time and watch the most fantastic sunsets from the porch.Gabriel and Pascual responded to our every request and need. Their English skills were greatly appreciated!! We all felt very much at home in your villa with your beautiful art work and large supply of Mexican dishes giving it that extra feeling. It is my hope that we will return.

                                Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+.

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                                • Guest Jane Tracy (Newport, RI)
                                • Date of stay 02/22/10
                                • Review Submitted 02/22/10
                                Hi Pat! Just wanted you to know that we had a FABULOUS time at your villa over the Christmas holiday. I've attached a photo my son took one evening when the moon was so bright you could practically read outside! The warm glow coming from the villa quite nicely sums up the feelings we all had while we were staying there -- it was a home away from home...and more! Aurora prepared wonderful meals -- we loved trying to figure out which meal was which from the sample menu list. Gabriel was always helpful and we enjoyed chatting with him. He and the staff do a wonderful job of keeping the villa and grounds beautiful and clean. During our stay our younger son proposed to his girlfriend -- while they were surfing (he had the ring in his pocket)! So, that added to the special time we were already having together. My 90-year old Mom, who never really had Mexico on her wish-list of places to go (!), enjoyed it as well. She especially enjoyed being lulled to sleep each night by the soft sound of the surf, and being able to walk such a short way to the beautiful beach and pool. We loved that the distractions were so few -- we played games, worked on puzzles, read, rode horses, relaxed...and oh how we enjoyed those meals! The three surfers in our group had expected to be driving around to find surf spots and were pleasantly surprised that the surf was quite good right at "our" beach! I have shared your VRBO listing info with friends and hope they will one day rent your villa and have a similar, wonderful experience. It is a unique and special place and I hope it can stay that way. Peace -- Jane & Dick Tracy

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                                • Guest Debbie Craig (Lake Oswego Oregon)
                                • Date of stay 01/18/10
                                • Review Submitted 01/18/10
                                This has been an incredible month for us. Dave and I both are celebrating the big 60 and our gift to one another was to rent your place and enjoy it with our family. It has been beyond our expectations. This house is really not a rental..,.it feels like a home and is so well supplied with water toys, games, books, cooking utensils. We found everything we could have ever needed. Thanks for sharing your beautiful paradise with us. We can't thank you enough. Dave and Debbie

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                              • August Vacation

                                August Vacation

                                • Guest FJ (Dallas )
                                • Date of stay 08/04/08
                                • Review Submitted 08/31/08
                                The location was fantastic. Very secluded and right on the beach. The sunsets were great every day! The beach is clean with great soft sand. Bring insect repellent during the summer and make sure you have all the food and stuff you need before you get there. Stores are not near by! The house was clean and well maintained. Make sure to look for turtles !

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 9/10

                               
                              REGULAR RATES: $2,300/week, (or $350/night- 3 night minimum)
                              HIGH SEASON: Dec.15-Jan 8th $3900/week   
                              Special 2 person rate (using 1 bedroom): $1800/week
                              SUMMER SPECIAL RATE: JUNE 1- SEPT 30 $1900/week
                              SUMMER SPECIAL 2 person rate (using 1 bedroom): $1700/week
                              

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                              • Garden entrance of villa

                                Garden entrance of villa

                              • Living Room with 20' palapa ceiling

                                Living Room with 20' palapa ceiling

                              • nighttime outside dining

                                nighttime outside dining

                              • side garden

                                side garden

                              • shared pool with villa in background

                                shared pool with villa in background

                              • view of villa from the beachside palapa

                                view of villa from the beachside palapa

                              • Living room

                                Living room

                              • one of 4 bedrooms facing the beach

                                one of 4 bedrooms facing the beach

                              • Dining al fresco

                                Dining al fresco

                              • private 250 sq ft beachside palapa

                                private 250 sq ft beachside palapa

                              • View of our beach

                                View of our beach

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