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Beachfront Luxury Villa Tortuga - Family Friendly

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Villa Tortuga viewed from the beach at dusk


Last updated: 01/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

“The next morning… I find my Shangri-La, the place I could recommend without reservation or caveat… I’ve been in search of the perfect beach since I first saw the ocean, decades ago. Now I’ve found it.” ~ The Washington Post

“A charming, ecologically minded property on an otherwise uninhabited stretch of pristine beach ... a true tropical paradise.” ~ Alaska Airlines Magazine

“The villas at Playa Las Tortugas, 70 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, share 5 miles of creamy beach with nothing but a coconut plantation.” ~ Ranked #2 in Top 10 Spring Flings, Sunset Magazine, March 2008

We could not have said it better ourselves…a truly special place, secluded and tranquil, nestled among the palms of a coconut plantation, Villa Tortuga is your beachfront hidden treasure on miles of pristine, uncrowded beach.


Villa Tortuga,(formerly Casa Amarilla), is a private beachfront residence in the exclusive gated development of Playa Las Tortugas on the Riviera Nayarit - a scenic drive of less than two hours from Puerto Vallarta through old growth jungle, beautiful countryside and quaint towns. Villa Tortuga’s secluded location, assures your peace, privacy, and a vacation like none you have had before.

If you have ever dreamed of getting away from it all to your own private paradise, this is the real-life equivalent. You would need to search far and wide to find the combination of privacy, serenity and yet activity possibilities that await you here. Villa Tortuga is easily accessible by car or a private shuttle we will be happy to arrange.

The beach is an eco-preserve with an adjacent 1100 acre estuary. Villa Tortuga is one of only 13 homes there. Gently nestled amoung beautiful tropical gardens and coconut palms, at over 3700 sq. ft, it is one of the most spacious, well-appointed and luxurious homes in the development.

The house is big, open, airy and right on the beach. The open floorplan lends itself to hosting families and multiple couples up to a maximum occupancy of 8 people including children. The 3 bedroom suites are spacious, beautifully decorated and well-separated from one another. Each bedroom suite is separately air-conditioned and has its own unique magnificent views, private bath and terrace/balcony. Upgraded linens, rbes, pillows and hand made organic soaps are found in every room.

The Grand Master Suite, is located on the second floor with a commanding view of ocean. It is decorated in a carefully designed Safari theme with a King size bed. Spa-quality plush robes and disposable slippers are there for your convenience. The bath has “his and her” custom made marble sinks and the spacious shower has a magnificent view of the palms and ocean below.

The beautifully decorated Serenity Suite has a King bed and is located on the lower level with a garden view. The bath is large and the shower has wonderful views of the beach.

The Surfer Suite also is located on the lower level of the house with views on two sides to the beach. It has a Queen bed and is the most private of the suites with an independent access just off of the pool.

The private pool is located on the beach side of the house, just outside the living room, with incredible 180 degree views of the beach and crashing surf. You can watch the kids play in the pool from the palapa, outdoor living room or inside the house.

The gourmet kitchen has most modern amenities including granite countertops, a stainless steel, side-by-side refrigerator and freezer, dishwasher, microwave and numerous small appliances. Bottled water for drinking and cooking are provided.

The dining room seats 6-8, has dramatic ocean views, and opens directly to the beach.

The outdoor dining palapa represents the best in “laid back” outdoor Mexican living. Enjoy the views, fresh air and tropical breezes while you dine al-fresco or sip your favorite drink as you leisurely converse with friends or family. You can use it as a quiet shady retreat to lounge or read a book. If you have more ambition, you can also fire up the gas barbeque and watch the spectacular sunsets in the evening.

A large outdoor living room is located between the house and the pool. Shaded by the overhanging roof it has a large cushioned bench with plenty of seating.

Don’t think being in a remote paradise means being unattended. You will be secluded, yet pampered. Gabriel, the property manager, can arrange everything - from in-house massages, excursions, meals to just about everything else you are likely to need. There is a satellite wireless internet connection and a phone that you can make and receive calls using a prepaid phone card available from Gabriel. Your cell phone will probably not work here at the house itself, but you can usually get a signal on the beach. There is a television and a DVD player with a large selection of DVDs with many suitable for younger children. For those with very young children, a "pack-n-go" portable crib and highchair are available. Standard daily maid service is included. Meal preparation, de-luxe maid and laundry services are available as well for an additional cost.

PLAYA LAS TORTUGAS Turtle Beach) is the nesting habitat of several species of sea turtles. Playa Las Tortugas enjoys a mild tropical climate with an average year-round day temperature of 77° F (25 ºC) and 350 days of sunshine a year.

In season, Humpback whales migrate just offshore occasionally breaching and dolphins play nearby both easily visible from the beach. The birds and wildlife are abundant. Tropical birds and flowers such as the blooming plumeria add sounds and aromas to complete the scene. Spectacular photo opportunities abound, so bring your camera!

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Speaks: english, With internet translating, any language is fine.
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/18/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age is 25 for financially responsible individual....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Other (See Description)


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • King size beds (1) Grand Master and Serenity suites. Soft matress pillowtop in each suite. Upgraded linens and pillows - soft to firm., Queen size Beds (1) Surfer suite. Soft matress pillowtop. Upgraded linens and pillow selection, from ultra-soft to firm, Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 2 Inflatable mattresses available for children...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Premium beachfront location with comanding views 2 pools : private pool and community pool Professionally appointed and decorated Daily maid service included (except Sundays) De-luxe cleaning service available All kitchen utensils and appliances Cook available upon request Provisioning available Laundry service available Airport pick-up and drop-off available Personal Masseuse available On-site property maintenance manager Satellite TV Wireless Internet available DVD movie library Books and games Independent remote-controlled Air conditioning systems in each bedroom suite SPA-quality robes Disposable sleepers 600 tread-count linens Plush bath and beach towels Hair dryers in every bathroom Hand-made organic soaps Shampoo, Conditioner, shower gel, lotion presented in environmentally-friendly mounted caddies Beach chairs and umbrellas Pool lounge chairs Relaxing hammocks Pack-n-go crib High chair Toddler booster seat Additional Inflatable mattresses Canoe,...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Spanish only....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Two kayaks and surfboards for your use. Boogie boards for your use....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Over 30 DVD's available. Plenty suitable for kids under 13....moreless


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


  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Pristine sandy beach just a few steps away....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Beachfront . Beautiful views from all rooms ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Separate air conditioning units for every bedroom suite...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundry service available....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Upgraded linens. 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, pillow selection from ultra-soft to firm. Plush spa-like robes and disposable slippers. Hand-made organic soap . Shampoo, body wash and hair conditioner supplied in shower mounted self-dispensing caddies....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell phones will not work predictably in this location, but most of the time you can get a signal on the beach....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    2 Parking spaces adjacent to the Villa...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Including beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry service available....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    Meals can be prepared for you by our in-house cooks with advance notice....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    granite counter tops, custom cabinets, fully stocked with dinnerware and utensils....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee filters, paper towels, basic spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side stainless steel refrigerator/freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Each suite has own balcony/terrace with gorgeous views....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    Outdoor thatched 'palapa' with sink and barbeque offers shade, breeze and the best of outdoor living....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two kayaks....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered outdoor living space with a large seating area adjacent to the pool...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lovely gardens surround Villa Tortuga...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:


Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Larger community pool available just a short walk from the house....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Private pool just outside with spectacular views of ocean and beach. Easy to watch kids in pool from house or palapa. Solar heated for your comfort....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $120
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 01/18/2017
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9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Las Varas-San Blas HYW
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Kayaks and canoes are available for rent at the property, walk or run along miles of sandy beach, Visit the turtle camp and release baby turtles in season, Whale watching, excellent birding in estuary,


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Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/18/2017

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  • Villa Tortuga viewed from the beach at dusk

    Villa Tortuga viewed from the beach at dusk

  • Outdoor covered patio

    Outdoor covered patio

  • Paradise at your fingertips

    Paradise at your fingertips

  • View from the pool

    View from the pool

  • Dine al-fresco under the palapa to the sounds of the waves

    Dine al-fresco under the palapa to the sounds of the waves

  • Grand Master Suite: Luxury and romance in the perfect setting!

    Grand Master Suite: Luxury and romance in the perfect setting!

  • Serenity Master Suite with a view to the gardens

    Serenity Master Suite with a view to the gardens

  • Surfer Suite with direct beach access through its front terrace

    Surfer Suite with direct beach access through its front terrace

  • Releasing baby turtles on the beach.

    Releasing baby turtles on the beach.

  • Miles of pristine beach

    Miles of pristine beach

  • Going, going, gone...............

    Going, going, gone...............

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Relax in our terrace overlooking the surf

    Relax in our terrace overlooking the surf

  • Indoor living room overlooking the beach

    Indoor living room overlooking the beach

  • Grand entry foyer

    Grand entry foyer

  • Indoor dining room overlooking the beach

    Indoor dining room overlooking the beach

  • Granite countertops, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances in kitchen

    Granite countertops, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances in kitchen

  • Grand Master en-suite bathroom w/ custom marble sinks & shower overlooking ocean

    Grand Master en-suite bathroom w/ custom marble sinks & shower overlooking ocean

  • Serenity Suite - en-suite bathroom has a window overlooking the beach

    Serenity Suite - en-suite bathroom has a window overlooking the beach

  • Sunset by the pool

    Sunset by the pool

  • Sea kayaking

    Sea kayaking

  • Spectacular colors!

    Spectacular colors!

  • Canoeing on the ocean or the estuary

    Canoeing on the ocean or the estuary

  • Horseback riding along the beach

    Horseback riding along the beach

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017

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