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Beachfront Luxury Villa Tortuga - Family Friendly

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

ABOUT THE HOUSE

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!

Keywords: Beachfront Luxury Villa

More Details

Property Manager
Marianne
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, With internet translating, any language is fine.
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Marianne,

What a surprise to find this jewel!. The villa is impecable, the guest amenities are first class, the view from all rooms, the ocean, the pool, the scenery, the canoe ride along the estuary, the staff, the food, the sunset. . .EVERYTHING :they are all sublime!! .I felt like a jungle princess!!
Apr 2015
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Amenities

Compostela Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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 twin rollaway type beds available for children
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
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,

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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Villa Tortuga is a great place for relaxation, meditation and fun

  • 5 of 5

Villa Tortuga is a smartly designed and elegant vacation place at the best location on the beach. The spacious upstairs master suite had such a nice view of the never ending water.

Our hosts had been kind, attentive and professional - we had been pampered by Sr. Gabriel, the manager and the caretakers Ramon and Lili. We had opted for food service - and it was a good choice for us.

I highly recommend horseback riding from the villa, and the local mariachis. Ramon has taken very good care of us and our requests had all been realized for fresh milk, nice flower arrangement and a good taxi driver for outings. This is a place to have complete relaxation in a healing energy beach. We definitely are returning with our family soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mpls., MN
5

Ideal Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family (myself, husband, two teen boys) spent our spring break at Villa Tortuga. I wanted privacy and luxury, my husband was looking to surf and the boys needed some good beach time and ocean activities. We got it all!

The villa and grounds are as beautiful as the photos portray. Each boy had his own suite and we all had plenty of space to ourselves. The private dipping pool was ours alone, while the community pool was nearby if we had wanted more. The surf was great for boogie boarding and body surfing and all three 'boys' got up on surfboards. We also enjoyed some time sea kayaking. I loved being so close to the beach that we could see the boys from the house.

The staff was helpful, attentive and very patient with our attempts at Spanish. I recommend the shuttle to and from Villa Tortuga. The drive is long and the guarantee of A/C in the vehicle was so nice. We had no need or wish for a car the entire week. Our walk/swim to Plantanitos for ceviche and cervesas on the beach was our only time away from the house and it was a tasty and entertaining diversion.

A wonderful retreat. I highly recommend and hope to return.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Retired

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a beautiful and spacious home to stay in, away from the crowds, on a long secluded beautiful beach with fantastic sunsets, warm very swimmable ocean, wonderful cooks, great pools, lush well maintained grounds,wifi,is very safe, then Villa Tortuga at Playa Las Tortugas is the place for you. There were mornings that I went on 6 mile walks and was the only person making tracks in the very fine sandy beach. Afternoons were spent either by the private pool or on the beach, where there were never more than 4-5 other couples or families, all at least 50 yards apart. I am almost 71 and

truly enjoyed the boogie boards in the ocean that came with the villa.

Getting to Las Tortugas is a bit of a drive, but well worth. The directions provided by Marianne are excellent. A wonderful and warm married couple, Ramon and Liliana take care of the house and grounds, and will cook fantastic meals twice a day for you, if you

choose to have that done. Some of the homeowners that stay at Las Tortugas several months a year walk the beaches daily and pick up things that have washed in from the ocean, which help to keep the beaches pristine.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh PA
5

Villa Tortuga is an excellent choice

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Villa Tortuga for a week in December. The house was spacious and more beautiful than the pictures. Each bedroom had it's own spacious bathroom. Lovely views from the house of the palm trees and beach which was just steps away. The Beach was wonderful. Our place had it's own private pool (solar heated) with plenty of pool furniture and was next to the community pool. The maid service and service people were very helpful and friendly. We had them cook for us a couple days and the meals were delicious. It was a wonderful week and I highly recommend Villa Tortuga.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oak Park, California
5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have done a good amount of traveling in Mexico. We have always stayed in a hotel/resort. This time we chose to be a bit more adventurous and stay on Playa De Las Tortugas. More specifically we stayed at Villa Tortugas. We traveled with our two adult children, ages 23 and 27. They each brought a friend. We flew into Puerto Vallarta and rather than drive we had shuttle take us to the house - it was a great drive with lots to see. The last 30 minutes of the drive was down a unpaved road - at that time I knew we were in for an adventure. We arrived (you can see photos of the house - PERFECT) to fresh coconuts with straws as our drinks - the property and beach with picturesque and the property manager, Pasquel was the best!! He checked in with us several times a day - anything we needed he made sure we had - Chella, who cooked, cleaned and picked up any groceries we needed was also incredible - The wonderful thing about this trip was you could do as much or as little as you wanted - horseback riding, canoeing through the estuary, swimming, etc! This trip might not be for everyone but give me a choice between this and a top end resort - this is my kind of trip! Can not say enough great things - can't wait to go back!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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sayulita mexico
5

Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We went to Playa los Tortugas with 5 other families and rented 3 houses, including Tortugas. We had a wide range of kids and there was something to do for everybody. While we expected the amazing beach, one of the highlights was the river running between the area and Platinitos. The river water is crystal clear and one could swim, fish and paddle board all day. We all took turns cooking dinner in the homes and it was great place to hang out, watch the sunset and do absolutely nothing. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Las Varas-San Blas HYW
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Platanitos, across estuary
Nearest Beach
in front of villa
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,

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.