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Casa Tortuga: Lg Pool, 250m to Beach, North End of Playacar

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Casa Tortuga backing onto beautiful tropical garden area, pool and golf course

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Last updated: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Villas del Mayab villa description

CASA TORTUGA is in the perfect location, conveniently situated at the northern end of the private gated community of Playacar (phase 2), immediately adjacent to Playa del Carmen. Located in VILLAS DEL MAYAB, the closest group of villas to 'Town' and the only ones in Playacar built with ample spacing between houses amidst a large shared garden area, Casa Tortuga backs onto the 3rd hole of the Championship Playacar Golf course designed by Robert van Hagge. It is just steps away from a large shared pool and palapa, turtle pond, and only 250 metres from Playa's quietest beach, with Playacar's only Phase 2 access path to the beach right opposite our driveway. The Villa is within walking distance (less than 5 min) of the vibrant 5th Ave, the heart beat of Playa del Carmen, so you get a quiet location yet the close proximity to all you need.

MAIN LEVEL
*If you don't feel like eating out, make yourself at home in the fully equipped kitchen complete with granite counters, handmade custom mahogony cabinetry, modern appliances including 2 fridge/freezers and front loading Laundry. The living room has an open high dome ceiling. There is also a Half bath, Spacious 3rd bedroom with 2 TWIN beds plus ensuite full bath with a tub/shower combo.
It'll be hard to pull yourself away from either of the covered patios that have ample comfy seating, extending your living space outdoors in any weather.

UPSTAIRS
*There are two large bedrooms upstairs complete with KING size beds in each and ensuite full bathrooms with walk-in showers and wall safes in each closet. The master bedroom includes a large private balcony...a great place to enjoy watching the sunset on the loungers or just relax and take a nap anytime away from everyone else!

*There is a queen size futon in the open loft area above the living room separating the two upstairs bedrooms. Although not as private, it can accommodate 1-2 people.
*All beds have comfortable memory foam toppers and European style light-weight feather duvets....we believe your beds on vacation should be comfy!
*A/C and ceiling fans thruout the villa.

Maid service every second day, fresh bottled water and an American property manager will ensure a smooth vacation. You will be met by one of our Property Manager's staff on or shortly after your arrival at the Villa. They will help orient you and get you up to speed with the basic information required to kick start your holiday. As well, there is a binder in the villa full of local information and tips of places to go and things to do. If you can't quite leave behind the real world, there is secure Wifi access in the villa.

A short 3-5 min stroll along a direct stone path (accessed from the end of the driveway), surrounded by tropical greenery, will take you to Playa's quietest beach. The main shopping area, ferry to Cozumel and loads of fantastic restaurants are 5-10 minutes walk north. In the opposite direction, a 10-15 minute walk takes you to the Reef Club, where Casa Tortuga guests can use the facilities of the resort (beach chairs, pool and towel service), or for a daily fee, can enjoy the all inclusive privileges (prices, rules and services subject to change according to the resort). Opposite the Reef Club is the entrance to the golf course.

Casa Tortuga is set back from the road behind the tennis court and is a short walk away from the tropical Aviary (bird sanctuary). The ample sized palapa next to the pool provides an alternative perfect venue to host friendly gatherings, weddings, or just hang out in the shade with your morning java or evening cocktails! Combined with other privately owned/managed villas within Villas del Mayab, larger groups can be accommodated so you and your extended family or friends can be in the same vicinity....please contact us for further information.

Well equipped grocery stores are readily accessible to meet any food and drink requirements. Private transportation from the Cancun Airport can be arranged on request for an additional fee, as well as any other special requests you might have, such as crib availability, or groceries upon arrival.

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Keywords: Villa, house, casa, single owned dwelling, large private villa, 3 bedroom house, 3 bedroom villa, villa with large pool, house with large pool, villa close to beach, villa on golf course,

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                There is 1 Pack n Play. Extra cribs and highchairs may be requested from Property Manager at time of booking for a small fee....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Sorry. We are animal lovers but need to respect those guests who may be allergic and do not allow them inside....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                This is most definately a NON-smoking Casa....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Kids are considered to be 12 and under....moreless

              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

                Walkin Shower Ensuite...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Walkin Shower Ensuite...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                Bath/Shower Combo Ensuite...moreless

              • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Queen size futon. 1 Adult OR 2 small kids under 12...moreless

              • King size beds (2) In 2 upstairs bedrooms., Twin or Single Beds (2) In downstairs bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) Pack n Play (some baby linens provided), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size foam mattress futon in loft area. Can accomomodate 1 adult or 2 smaller children....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Well equipped kitchen with more than the basics. Also has toaster/convection oven, coffee maker, bodum and grinder, blender, hand blender plus attachments....moreless

              • Catering Available:

                May be arranged thru our Property Manager or by yourself directly with chefs we can recommend. Contact info available in villa information binder....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Small amount of pantry basics available as a convenience only, not supplied by property manager. Please replace what is used for next people....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Also supplied with table linens, crockery and glassware, patioware and plastic containers for all your needs....moreless

              • Dining:

                Seats 6 comfortably at table, 8 in a pinch or there are 3 chairs at counter also....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                (2) 2 large fridge/freezers provide plenty of space for those chilled drinks!...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Drip coffee maker AND bodum cafetieres - small and large....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Pottery and outside plastic ware...moreless

              • Toaster:

                Convection toaster oven...moreless

              • Stove:

                Gas stove...moreless

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Beach towels also supplied. European style light weight feather duvets on all beds....moreless

              • Living Room:

                High domed ceiling circular living room. Comfy seating for about 8....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Long driveway provides ample parking off street for 4-5 vehicles....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Remote controlled A/C and ceiling fans in all rooms...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                All towels including beach towels included....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                In laundry room (bodega) Front loading...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                In laundry room (bodega) Front loading...moreless

              • Parking:

                Long driveway can park 4-5 vehicles...moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                Shaded carport for 1 vehicle....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • 2400 sq ft of space to enjoy, Reclining beach chairs & Umbrella, Some beach/floaty toys for kids, Hairdryer in each bathroom, Iron and board, Extensive shared Garden area with large pool palapa that can be used for gatherings, 2 Wall Safes, 24 hour security service and video surveillance on the grounds, Non-smoking, No pets, Maid service every 2nd day and bottled water supplied....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    1 big screen TV hooked up to satellite. 1 TV screen in 2nd b/r upstairs hooked up to DVD player only....moreless

                  • Video Game Console:

                    Wii outlet available. Bring your own game equipment....moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    ipod hookup available. Bring your own attachments....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Canadian Starchoice satellite TV...moreless

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    2 Wifi accesses available. Casa Tortuga has its own secure option or there is also Wifi access at pool palapa and accessible from villa/patio....moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    A cell phone will be provided by the Concierge upon your arrival. Directions on useage in villa....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Large hotel sized free form pool just a few steps from back patio. Outside pool shower. Pool area also has large palapa for shade or gatherings....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Golf:

                        Villa and pool back onto 3rd T-box of Playacar Golf Course. (golf course recently swapped around their holes again - it used to be the 12th T-box)...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        (3) Comfortable seating for 8 on one covered patio, upto 6 on the other patio. 2 loungers on upstairs open patio....moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        Tennis court directly in front of house. Some rackets/balls supplied. Don't expect the highest quality!...moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        Off of the dining and living room with comfy seating and hammock hooks to hang your new purchase!...moreless

                      • Balcony:

                        Large private balcony off master bedroom. A great place to hide, sunbathe or take a nap!...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Large shared garden area and lawns all around villa...moreless

                      • Water Sports Gear:

                        Some beach/pool floaty gear - noodles etc...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Weber Gas (mains) BBQ...moreless

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions
                      • Historic

                      Location & View

                      • Golf Course View:

                        The pool/palapa is situated between the villa and 3rd hole of Playacar golf course, just a few steps from the villa....but on the other side of the villa, Casa Tortuga is only 250m from the beach....moreless

                      • Beach View:

                        Beach is only 250m from villa. We would be able to see it if the jungle wasn't in between! ...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Zoo
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Paragliding
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Fishing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Golf
                      • Tennis
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Marina
                      • Ruins
                      • Water Parks
                      • Churches
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Walking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shelling
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Snorkeling
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Low season
                      May 1 - Nov 14, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $295
                      $2,000
                      Fall High Season
                      Nov 15 - Dec 14, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $365
                      $2,500
                      Christmas Holiday Season
                      Dec 15 - Jan 10, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,700
                      High Season
                      Jan 11 - Apr 30, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $365
                      $2,500

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Tax Rate 19%

                      Notes:

                      Mexican Tax is an IVA and Lodging tax that increased from 14 to 19% 01 Jan 2014

                      Extra nights more than 7 nights are prorated on weekly rate.

                      Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. CAD quotes can be requested.

                      19% Mexican tax may be included. Contact owner.

                      Contact owner for payment options. Credit cards accepted thru property manager.

                      $300.00 deposit to confirm reservation. Balance due 30 days prior.

                      Full payment required by 01 Sep for Holiday reservations.


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                      Last updated: 08/27/2014
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                      Location

                      0.25 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      To Cozumel
                      250 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Playacar Beach

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Playa is a walking town with Loads of Restaurants, Endless beaches. You can take Tours of famous archaeological sites, caves, cenotes(naturally occuring sink holes) and nature walks in the Jungle are offered all along the Mayan Riviera and on the islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres. A variety of activities are available for all hours of the day or night. An Activities and information binder is supplied in the villa.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      About: Hi, welcome to my little piece of Paradise! I live in Calgary, Alberta but Canadian winters are far too long and I love to be where it is guaranteed to be much warmer! I have travelled to many places worldwide and find that The Riviera Maya has so much to offer to travellers. My family has been coming here for 10 yrs and there is still so much to see and do. Playacar is a private gated community, (located immediately adjacent to the town of Playa del Carmen), of villas, condos and about 10 large hotels set around the Playacar Golf Course amongst lush tropical jungle.

                      Why Villas del Mayab:
                      I am not the kind of person who generally likes to go to the same place twice, nor do I like big crowds! However, our first trip to Playa del Carmen with friends who had been there before, enlightened us to what was available outside of the all inclusive hotels, which we were not fans of! It is such a diverse, vibrant, yet relaxing and charming place to be, and forever changing in some ways, yet remains the same in others. It is hard to explain the magical nature this area has and its ability to keep drawing you back. No trip is the same. We literally stumbled on Casa Tortuga, and couldn't believe how conveniently located it was. We fell in love with it and have enjoyed it ever since as we hope you will too. Every time we visit, it is like coming home to our family and friends. We love to wake up to the sound of tropical birds, and the ocean breeze blowing in thru the windows. You can be as busy or as lazy as you want to be and we find the biggest decision of the day is 'where to eat tonight'!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                      Casa Tortuga's location really is great. It is SO close to the hubbub of Playa del Carmen's famous 5th Avenue, yet far enough away to give you peace and quiet, right on the golf course amongst lush tropical gardens and jungle - quite unlike the larger hotels in the area. In fact, staying in a local villa will give you more of a feel for the local culture. The beach is only 250m from the driveway, and the pool which we seem to mostly have to ourselves is just steps from the back patio. We have tried to provide every amenity you could possibly need while on vacation so you don't have to bring as much with you. We are constantly upgrading and changing things that could make the experience better - for you and us! A much sought after item in the villa is my comprehensive information binder that will probably answer most of your questions and quickly get you oriented to the area. I put it together keeping in mind what it was like for us on our first trip - not knowing where anything was! As I have kids, there is a variety of beach/sand floaty toys (which adults can use too!) and even some wee life jackets. The kitchen is well equipped if you like to cook. You can even arrange for a caterer to cook a splendid meal right there. But if you are like us and love to experiment with many different cuisines, then Playa is the place to be....the huge variety of restaurants here are simply amazing, from cheap local hole in the wall type places to high end establishments....we supply a comprehensive list that is updated monthly. We have chosen in our opinion, the very best Property Management/concierge company (Bric International) in the area to take great care of our place and you as our guests. We hope you really enjoy your stay, and we'd love to hear back from you about your experience. Gracias! Annabel McDougall


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Casa Tortuga backing onto beautiful tropical garden area, pool and golf course

                        Casa Tortuga backing onto beautiful tropical garden area, pool and golf course

                      • Large pool overlooking 12th Tbox of Playacar Golf Course

                        Large pool overlooking 12th Tbox of Playacar Golf Course

                      • Front of Casa Tortuga...ample driveway parking

                        Front of Casa Tortuga...ample driveway parking

                      • Kitchen - fully equipped for cooking at home.

                        Kitchen - fully equipped for cooking at home.

                      • Dining area leads out to covered patio....

                        Dining area leads out to covered patio....

                      • Plenty of comfy seating.

                        Plenty of comfy seating.

                      • Big screen with DVD, iPod, CD stereo system

                        Big screen with DVD, iPod, CD stereo system

                      • Loft area with queen size futon - accommodates 1 adult OR 2 small kids.

                        Loft area with queen size futon - accommodates 1 adult OR 2 small kids.

                      • Master b/r Upstairs (ensuite attached) King size bed and large private balcony.

                        Master b/r Upstairs (ensuite attached) King size bed and large private balcony.

                      • 2nd King b/r upstairs (ensuite attached). 2nd DVD/ TV screen

                        2nd King b/r upstairs (ensuite attached). 2nd DVD/ TV screen

                      • Covered patio off dining area.

                        Covered patio off dining area.

                      • The closest beach - Playacar. 250m from villa

                        The closest beach - Playacar. 250m from villa

                      • Large pool and palapa mere steps from Casa Tortuga (in background)

                        Large pool and palapa mere steps from Casa Tortuga (in background)

                      • Covered patios provide a sheltered haven to enjoy some relaxation anytime

                        Covered patios provide a sheltered haven to enjoy some relaxation anytime

                      • Dining room and Kitchen, laundry is behind kitchen with stacked washer/dryer.

                        Dining room and Kitchen, laundry is behind kitchen with stacked washer/dryer.

                      • Front entrance - lovely ocean breeze blows thru villa with screened windows open

                        Front entrance - lovely ocean breeze blows thru villa with screened windows open

                      • Open plan Living room, Dining area.

                        Open plan Living room, Dining area.

                      • View from the loft area looking down onto domed living room.

                        View from the loft area looking down onto domed living room.

                      • Open plan showing loft area in relation to Living area and Kitchen

                        Open plan showing loft area in relation to Living area and Kitchen

                      • Downstairs b/r - 2 twins (can be pushed together for kingsize) Ensuite attached

                        Downstairs b/r - 2 twins (can be pushed together for kingsize) Ensuite attached

                      • Private large balcony off master bedroom with 2 loungers.

                        Private large balcony off master bedroom with 2 loungers.

                      • 2nd bathroom upstairs. All showers have large rainshower heads.

                        2nd bathroom upstairs. All showers have large rainshower heads.

                      • Covered patio off living room, with ample seating

                        Covered patio off living room, with ample seating

                      • Aerial of Casa Tortuga showing proximity to the beach (250m) and Golf Course

                        Aerial of Casa Tortuga showing proximity to the beach (250m) and Golf Course

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                      $295 - $529 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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