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Colorful, Tropical Sunsets at Casa Luna in Playa Las Tortugas

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Lovely Casa Luna. Pefect for relaxing, with ample room for privacy.

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

“Each day, I would ride a boogie board in the perfect surf, kayak the pristine estuary that borders the property, do a little birding or horseback riding, and tour by car and foot the scenic Sierra mountains. Then, about 9 p.m. each of the three nights I was there, I’d walk a few hundred yards from my villa to the research station. There, I worked alongside trained staff, spotting nesting turtles, then digging up the eggs for incubation ... ” The Washington Post

The lovely, vine-draped, 'Casa Luna' (House of the Moon) offers a wonderful tropical experience. Casa Luna is one of 10 beautiful Villas for rent at Playa las Tortugas.

Playa Las Tortugas lies on the west coast of Mexico just 70 miles north of Puerto Vallarta and the Bay of Banderas, in a setting with miles of sandy beach on our west and hundreds of acres of mangrove estuary on our east, nesting habitat for sea turtles and more than 125 species of birds.

Your scenic drive north through areas of old-growth jungle which border the coast is simply spectacular. Before arriving you might select a variety of fresh fruits and coconut products in stands along the road. Optionally we can arrange for transportation for you to and from the airport, and meals prepared by our wonderful cooks can be arranged.

Our Casa Luna is the perfect spot for a relaxing vacation. It is nestled amidst palm trees and beautiful gardens. Listen to the surf as you have your morning coffee, or fall asleep to gentle waves at night.
Each of the two king bedroom suites is decorated with rustic furnishings from the artisan community of 'Tonalá. Sliding doors open to patios with views of the coconut palm grove and gardens to the beach. The suites are complemented with colorfully tiled bathrooms. King-sized beds, desks, and ample closet space and drawers help to insure your comfort.

The main floor is comprised of living room with additional sleeping for two, dining area, a well-equipped kitchen including dishwasher, breakfast bar, and a half-bath. All designed for your convenience in your vacation home. Take the opportunity to enjoy a traditional meal prepared by one of our cooking staff, or make yourself at home in our complete kitchen. Individual shaded terraces, with that 'big blue' Pacific ocean view, connect to the living and dining areas providing a nice space for a relaxed breakfast or afternoon nap.

Up above you'll find a peaceful terrace that spans the entire rooftop, with its own woven-palm shade 'palapa', with overhead fan. Take your favorite book and beverage. Listen to the surf, and the sounds of the many birds. It is also the perfect spot for sunbathing, grilling lunch or dinner and watching a spectacular sunset. Add a margarita or piña colada and every element is in place for the perfect tropical vacation.

Surrounding Area
Our entire state of Nayarit area enjoys one of the most favorable climates in the world. Average daily year- round temperatures range from highs of 80-85 degrees (perfect beach weather) to lows of 60-70 degrees (perfect sleeping weather). Swim year round, but consider packing a light sweater for the evenings in the winter months. Rain, when it falls, generally occurs between June and September as night-time or pre-dawn thundershowers.

You can visit small typical Mexican villages, enjoy fresh fish and other local seafood at small rustic beachfront restaurants, tour a tropical river and waterfalls, see historic San Blas, and drive up through the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains to colonial Tepic where crafts of the Huichol Indians are found.

Playa Las Tortugas has kilometers of uncrowded, clean sand beach, and a number of activities both on property and nearby such as Surfing, Wave Kayaking, Boogie Boarding, Fishing, and Shelling, Canoeing, Whale Watching, Bird Watching, Walking or Running on Miles of warm Sand Beach, and Sea Turtle Conservation activities (during season) at the Sea Turtle Conservation Camp. Frequently there is one festival or another in small towns within an hour of our location. There are a number of excursions you might take, with or without a guide.

Playa Las Tortugas is located on a section of coastline which is nesting habitat of several species of sea turtle in the beautiful state of Nayarit, Mexico 70 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta (PVR) International Airport and about 50 miles west of Tepic, the colonial capital of Nayarit.

We are happy to arrange transportation for you in our private shuttle, you may rent a car and drive your self which a large number of our guests do, or if you'd like to be more adventurous you may decide to come by bus and local taxi. We can send you details on the numerous car rental companies, or instructions on which buses and local taxis to take. It's quite easy to find your way from the Puerto Vallarta (PVR) International Airport to Playa Las Tortugas, and the roads are normally well-maintained. Your valid driver's license is accepted in Mexico, and the driving rules are virtually the same as most countries. Write us for a copy of detailed driving instructions and a map. Your scenic drive north from the airport takes less than 2 hours and goes through areas of old-growth jungle and coastal hills.

“ ... a gorgeous, coconut-producing plantation, an 1,100-acre estuary teeming with exotic birds and a turtle camp protecting the endangered olive ridleys ... stylishly designed villas for rent to vacationers... Entree Magazine

Visit us to enjoy miles of warm tropical sand beach at Playa Las Tortugas, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico! Andale!!



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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 1750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of fun, boogie boarding, pool, beach, perfect for families....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the home please or your security deposit can be forfeit....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 2 twin/ single, 2 baby crib

    Trundle bed, with two twins, in living area. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    Safe located in closet for guest use....moreless

  • King size beds (2) Comfortable king beds, full baths, terraces, Twin or Single Beds (2) Living room has twin bed w/additional twin trundle bed underneath., Baby Cribs (1) Pack n Play type cribs available....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Activities Guide, Local Activities, Local Maps, Bottled Water, Canoes and kayaks available for nominal charge, Ceiling Fans, Cook available, Daily maid service, Dining Room Seating for 6, Gardens: Private and large common area gardens with hundreds of tropical plants, Housekeeper Included, Internet high speed wireless available for nominal charge, Iron and Ironing Board, Lounge Seating for 6, Massage available (extra charge), Outdoor shower, Patio, Private Palm-Roofed Palapa, Large Tiled and Partially Covered Sunning Terrace, Pool: Large pool with palapa for the homes at Playa Las Tortugas, Private cook available, Restaurant dining guide, Soap and toilet paper provided, beach towels provided,hair dryer. Walkway to Water, Pets considered. Smoking Not Allowed: No smoking inside please!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and cards....moreless

  • Music Library:

    I-pod connection to stereo....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Boogie boards, some children's sand and pool toys....moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    Available for use from the property manager...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Available for use from property manager....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Extensive video library (over 70) for adults and children....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Great pool, beach, and ocean view...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Lovely ocean views from 2nd and 3rd levels....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Adjacent to kitchen. Additional dining area on covered kitchen deck and also upstairs under rooftop palapa with ceiling fan....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Super quiet mini-split air conditioning for bedrooms...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundry service available on request...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided, including beach towels. Linen change at mid-stay or every 3 days...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Tv, dvd player, ipod deck w/speakers. Large dvd and book library. Board games for children and adults. Seating for 6-8, plus trundle bed that is doubles as additional sleeping....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking spaces on the property...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels, including beach towels/...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry service available on request...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Available in the villa....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Enjoy meals prepared in your home by our wonderful cooks!...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for eight, plus serving dishes, pitchers, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    with all cooking accessories, Blender, Coffee Grinder, Coffee Maker, Paper Towels, Spices, Toaster, Microwave, Juicer....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee filters, basic spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Covered and uncovered balconies overlooking the pool and beach, great for coffee, drinks, reading, relaxing...moreless

  • Boat:

    Canoes available through property manager....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 decks and rooftop palapa area....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Traditonal palm-roofed palapa on the roof terrace, our favorite spot in the house...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available from property manager....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lovely flowering gardens surround the villa....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill on palapa deck, also wet bar. Table & chairs for dining, w/ceiling fan under thatched palapa roof....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Minimum of two boogie boards for guest use....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Large pool with shade 'palapa' for Playa Las Tortugas villas. Many lounges and umbrella tables. Shallow wading area for small children....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$175
$1,100
Regular Season
Oct 1 - Dec 18, 2015
2 night min stay
$210
$1,350
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,850
High Season
Jan 4 - May 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$210
$1,350

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Second payment for Holiday reservations is due 90 days prior to arrival. If reserved less than 90 days in advance, full payment is due at time of booking.

Full refund, minus $100, if reservation cancelled more than 45 days prior to arrival. Full refund, minus $100, if HOLIDAY reservation is cancelled more than 90 days prior to arrival.


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Location

Car: Recommended

'Casa Luna' and Playa Las Tortugas feature an uncrowded, clean beach, swimming pool, and a number of activities both on property and nearby such as Boogie Boarding, Canoeing, Whale Watching, Bird Watching, Walking and Running on over 5 miles of sand beach, Deep Sea Fishing, Sea Turtle Conservation activities, Children's Pool, Excursions to waterfall and other sights, Wave-surfing in the kayaks or on boogie boards, Canoeing in the calm waters of the estuary, Surfing or Surf-fishing in front of the property, Enjoying a boat ride for Coastal Sightseeing, Ocean Fishing trips, Horseback Riding down several miles of the beach, Bird watching in our 1100 acres of tidal mangrove estuary; The El Cora Waterfall is found just outside the small mountain village of El Cora where you'll discover several beautiful waterfalls...the highest is over 100 feet and has a wonderful pool at the bottom of it, The closest golf courses are at Tepic (about 1 hour 15 minutes)

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2001

About: We met in Mexico 34 years ago. It took until 2001 to find the perfect place! We have 4 grown kids, recently moved from Truckee, CA. to Reno, NV. and spend at least 2.5 months down at our lovely Casa Luna. Plan to retire at least half time at PLT in the near future. Casa Luna is the only place where we can spend time at and Not need a vacation when we get back to our home in the US.

Why Playa Las Tortugas (Turtle Beach):
We looked for a long time to find a place in Mexico...in various areas. The developer of PLT had a real vision when this place was built. It is pristine and quiet...no vendors to hassle us and every villa has a wonderful view of the ocean. It is an eco friendly resort, and the efforts to rescue endangered sea turtles are just outstanding.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Peace and quiet. Read those books you've been putting off. Enjoy your family and friends. Everything slows down so you really enjoy your surroundings!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, With internet translating, any language is fine.

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  • Lovely Casa Luna.  Pefect for relaxing, with ample room for privacy.

    Lovely Casa Luna. Pefect for relaxing, with ample room for privacy.

  • Ample counter space with all the amenities of home.

    Ample counter space with all the amenities of home.

  • Relax in the living area w.full media center including ipod deck and dvd library

    Relax in the living area w.full media center including ipod deck and dvd library

  • Spacious, colorful, comfortable bedrooms w/king beds, & en-suite bathrooms.

    Spacious, colorful, comfortable bedrooms w/king beds, & en-suite bathrooms.

  • Rooftop palapa for an intimate setting.

    Rooftop palapa for an intimate setting.

  • View from Casa Luna at Playa Las Tortugas

    View from Casa Luna at Playa Las Tortugas

  • Our unspoiled swimming beach and homes at Playa Las Tortugas

    Our unspoiled swimming beach and homes at Playa Las Tortugas

  • Take a kayak or canoe and explore the estuary. Our area is one of the top birding spots in the world!
World renowned birding!!

    Take a kayak or canoe and explore the estuary. Our area is one of the top birding spots in the world! World renowned birding!!

  • Our cooks sure make life easy...and delicious!

    Our cooks sure make life easy...and delicious!

  • The thrill of releasing baby turtles into the sea.  Our turtle conservation program has been very successful in helping to preserve the sea turtle.

    The thrill of releasing baby turtles into the sea. Our turtle conservation program has been very successful in helping to preserve the sea turtle.

  • Ride horses along the beach!

    Ride horses along the beach!

  • Another perfect day gone by.

    Another perfect day gone by.

  • A full kitchen with breakfast bar and dining table makes a great gathering area

    A full kitchen with breakfast bar and dining table makes a great gathering area

  • One of many decks to enjoy!

    One of many decks to enjoy!

  • Master bedroom with king bed.

    Master bedroom with king bed.

  • Second master bedroom, with outside terrace.

    Second master bedroom, with outside terrace.

  • The rooftop terrace is a great place to read and watch the sunsets

    The rooftop terrace is a great place to read and watch the sunsets

  • Six miles of tranquility

    Six miles of tranquility

  • Sparkling pool with shade palapa. Has children's wading area.

    Sparkling pool with shade palapa. Has children's wading area.

  • Sea kayaking...thrilling!

    Sea kayaking...thrilling!

  • Enjoy a massage while listening to the surf.

    Enjoy a massage while listening to the surf.

  • Surfing in front of Playa las Tortugas.

    Surfing in front of Playa las Tortugas.

  • Ten miles of private beach...

    Ten miles of private beach...

  • A baby Olive Ridley making it's way to the ocean. Our conservation camp helps!

    A baby Olive Ridley making it's way to the ocean. Our conservation camp helps!

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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Villa
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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, spanish, With internet translating, any language is fine.
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 70%
  • Calendar last updated 06/27/2015
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If calling from Mexico use 001 530 412-3004.

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