Casa Tortuga: Lg Pool, 250m to Beach, North End of Playacar
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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 Hard Rock 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.
*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/rain 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.
*There are two large bedrooms upstairs complete with KING size beds in each and ensuite full bathrooms with walk-in rain 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 (1 adult or 2 smaller kids under 12).
*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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- 2400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
- King size beds (2) In 2 upstairs bedrooms, Twin/Single Beds (2) In downstairs bedroom can be pushed together for king size, Baby Crib (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
- 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
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- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
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- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
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- Seating for 6 people
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Fall High Season 2015
Nov 21 - Dec 17, 2015
4 night min stay
Xmas Holiday Season 2015/2016
Dec 18 - Jan 17, 2016
7 night min stay
Winter High Season 2016
Jan 18 - Mar 22, 2016
4 night min stay
Easter Holiday Season 2016
Mar 23 - Mar 27, 2016
4 night min stay
Winter High Season 2016
Mar 28 - Apr 16, 2016
4 night min stay
Spring Low Season 2016
Apr 17 - Jun 30, 2016
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 19%
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 - Contact Owner.
Xmas Holiday Season - min 7 nights for Xmas week and New Year week, each week to consist of either 25 Dec or 31 Dec to allow 2 full week rentals over Peak season.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. CAD quotes can be requested.
19% Mexican tax may be included. Contact owner.
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$300.00 deposit to confirm reservation. Balance due 30 days prior.
Full payment required by 01 Oct for Holiday reservations.
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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.
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
- Primary: 403-503-0435 Calgary Canada
Casa Tortuga backing onto beautiful tropical garden area, pool and golf course
Large pool overlooking 3rd Tbox of Playacar Hard Rock Golf Course
Front of Casa Tortuga...ample driveway parking
Kitchen - fully equipped for cooking at home.
Dining area leads out to covered patio....
Plenty of comfy seating.
Big screen with DVD, iPod, CD stereo system
Downstairs b/r. Twin beds can be pushed together. Ensuite bath/shower attached
Master b/r with large balcony and 2 loungers
2nd Master Upstairs. Kingsize. TV/DVD (no cable). Walkin shower ensuite attached
Covered patio off dining area.
The closest beach - Playacar. 250m from villa
Large pool and palapa mere steps from Casa Tortuga (in background)
Covered patios provide a sheltered haven to enjoy some relaxation anytime
Dining room and Kitchen, laundry is behind kitchen with stacked washer/dryer.
Front entrance - lovely ocean breeze blows thru villa with screened windows open
Open plan domed ceiling Living room, Dining area.
View from the loft area looking down onto domed living room.
Loft overlooks open domed living room.
Master Kingsize b/r Upstairs. Walkin shower ensuite attached.
Open loft area sleeps 1 adult or 2 small kids on queen futon.
2nd bathroom upstairs. All showers have large rainshower heads.
Covered patio off living room, with ample seating
Aerial of Casa Tortuga showing proximity to the beach (250m) and Golf Course
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Sunday, November 22, 2015
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