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Custom Built Ocean Front Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Bath Main House and a Studio Apartment

Our beautiful home features a master upstairs with bath and a private patio overlooking the gardens, pool and the beach. The second bedroom downstairs has views of the courtyard and plants with bath in the main hall. The kitchen is spacious and stocked with everything you will need to create wonderful flavors of the area. We created an outdoor cooking area (charcoal grill) for intimate entertaining. The patio outside the main floor is fully covered with a beautiful Palapa roof. Great place to enjoy some shade and just relax or watch the dolphins and whales playing in the bay.

The pool is always inviting!

On the street side of the house, upstairs is a fully furnished studio apartment with bedroom, bath, full kitchen and a private patio with ocean view.

More Details

Pam Harper, Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Pam Harper, Owner

We built our home in 2004.

We worked with our architect and builder to keep a very traditional mexican feel to the home.

We have traveled to many different cities throughout Mexico to furnish our home and add unique custom pieces

Pam Harper, Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why Pam Harper, Owner chose Melaque

We had been vacationing in the area for many years prior to making the decision to build. Having oceanfront property come available was a dream come true! We fell in love with the small town, the people, and the culture of the area. This is truly a slice of paradise!!!!!!


Melaque House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) Additional queen bed available for rent with the apartment
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Weekly maid service


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(6 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Exceptional Ocean Front Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from a week in Melaque at Casa Tortuga. It was our first trip to Mexico and it did not disappoint. We were traveling with our special needs daughter and Pam was so accommodating in opening her arms to our daughter and wanting to make things incredibly easy for us. The house is stunning as well as the ocean beach view, swimming pool and yard. Honestly it was so much more than we expected ... from the house to Pam's neighbors to the amazing local residents . We do not speak Espanol but had no problems getting ourselves around. Fernando the property manager was so helpful as well as the others that help Pam maintain this gem. Food was incredible, Barra de Navidad was a special treat. We were unable to use bikes with our daughter but we walked everywhere day after day and felt we saw something new each time. Cannot wait to come back and explore more of the surrounding area. Such a special trip, Thank you Pam for opening your home to our family.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional and Accommodating

  • 5 of 5

This is truly an amazing vacation home that is truly loved and lived in. From the moment you get into the gated secured property, you have a feeling of being home. The tasteful art and furniture are no match for the natural wonders at your doorstep. The perfect family vacation destination in the best part of town. Pam is an amazing hostest :) Cant wait to some back again soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding. Best HomeAway We've rented so far.

  • 5 of 5

We have high expectations. This exceeded our expectations.This is the owners 2nd home not just a rental. Every detail is reflective of that. Right on the beach, go for a run to either Barra de Navidad or Melaque. All the appliances you need to stay refreshed in customer cocktails, a tile grill for a stay in dinner.A good safe street. The good sized pool is great for families. Her local property manager Frenando can help arrange anything you need.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the comments about our home. We really hope you might be able to return sometime.
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Roberts Creek, BC

Tranquility, Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Everything we could have asked for and so much more. This wonderful home was so tastefully decorated and boast artwork at every turn. Having our own pool was so decadent and the beach just outside the gate was heaven. Fernando, the manager, was super accommodating and Pam made sure we had everything we need. I almost didn't want to comment as I don't want it to be booked when we go to book again.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Unbelievable and best value on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

I was a little hesitant coming to Melaque for the first time, but I was put at ease right away by Fernando, the Property Manager. He was able to direct us to everything we needed and, after meeting the neighbors and other helpful folk, we quickly became familiar with the area. Casa Tortuga itself, was awesome. Plenty of room for more than four in the house and the additional apartment was great for our other two. The apartment was completely private, with it's own kitchen, bathroom, and patio. Awesome views from the patio, backyard, and beach for sunsets and swimming. It was incredible being able to swim in the pool and walk through the gate onto the beach. We were also able to rent bikes to ride or walk to all of the restaurants in Melaque and Barra de Navidad. Working with Pam made it incredibly easy as well. She is a great communicator. We were able to walk around and look at other homes while visiting and we've decided we'll be renting Casa Tortuga again next year! Easy living at it's best.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico

A Beautiful, Tranquil Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent the last twelve days at Casa Tortuga, and it was all and more than we expected. This house has wonderful Mexican charm from the architecture to the beautiful tiles to the obvious hand-picked Mexican art throughout. The kitchen is fully equipped, and the outdoor grill is just outside the kitchen door. It also has a wonderful garden and yard. There are plants everywhere, and the pool is delightful. As if all of this wasn't enough, we only had to unlock the gate at the back of the yard to be on the beach. Every night after dinner we sat on the patio enjoying our wine and listening to the sound of the surf. Fernando, the property manager, speaks excellent English and was very helpful when we had problems with our car. We look forward to returning again next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nestled on a beautiful bay which is part of the Costalegre, of Mexico, you can enjoy all that the tropics have to offer. All ocean activities at your doorstep, enjoy biking to town, walking the beaches, bird watching on the lagoon, hiking, and much more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Use of Air-Condition/wk $120

Must contact owner for availability prior to booking

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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