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VRBO Stayed Here! Tropical Oasis with Private Chef & Extraordinary Ocean Views

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Space 4,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

4 Bedrooms with en suite baths, Ocean Views, expansive pool deck, outdoor grill

Villa Tortuga is a 4 bedroom, 4 full bath and 2 half bath luxury vacation rental located right in the heart of Manuel Antonio. Walking distance to nearby restaurants, coffee shops, banks, bakery, sport bar and bus stop. It is a quick 4-5 minute bus ride to the the national park & public beach, this magnificent villa is everything you are looking for in a home away from home. The Villa also has one of the finest chef's in Manuel Antonio, he will prepare your fresh catch or cater your meal to your liking. He is of Parisian decent and will bring you around the world in his cuisine, a true dining experience.

Upon arrival, your personal concierge will greet you with a welcome beverage and snack and assist in carrying your luggage from the car to your suites.

Villa Tortuga will dazzle you with it's expansive views from all 6 of it's incredible balconies, and outdoor relaxation pavilion (a private patio in a jungle setting, with views of the ocean).

Enjoy the company of a sloth, toucan, or capuchin monkey while sitting around the pool or taking in nature at the private pavilion, just steps from the front door of Villa Tortuga.

Cool off in the afternoon by taking a dip in your own private salt water pool, it gradually descends from 3.5' to 4.5' with built in seating to enjoy your favorite cocktail from the pool bar. The 1200 square foot teak deck offers ample tanning space and includes plenty of chairs to accommodate your family and friends. Rinse the sand from your toes by taking advantage of the outdoor shower located on the pool deck.

Interested in white water rafting, zip lining, or surfing lessons? Ask Victor, the villa manager! He is available to make your stay as comfortable, easy going, and exciting as you want! And he knows just who to call!

Interested in taking in the beautiful Costa Rican sunrise with a private morning yoga class? No problem! The pool deck overlooking the ocean is the perfect place for that!

Comfort is our forte at Villa Tortuga. You can Relax in the large bathtub inside the master bathroom, or cozy up in the plush robes provided to each guest during your stay. Luxury toiletries make your stay even more enjoyable by taking away the travel anxiety associated with packing 'liquids'.

Villa Tortuga's kitchen comes equipped with top of the line appliances, so whether you are feeding 2 or 10, our chef style kitchen can accommodate it! Sit back and let our private chef prepare your meals! Fresh fruit, salsas, fried plantains, and fresh fish are only a sampling of the wonderful meals that can be provided during your stay.

Or have dinner outside! Villa Tortuga comes equipped with two outdoor grills so you can watch the tide roll in from your own private pavilion.

At night, curl up into bed with one of the books from our private collection and relax. Our beds have brand new mattresses and divine bedding that will keep you cool and comfortable throughout the night.

Daily maid service is provided so you won't have to lift a finger! Bedding is changed at your request, and personal laundry service can be provided.

Villa Tortuga has AC throughout the entire home, even in the Living, Kitchen & dining area, which is a must and very rare to find in Costa Rica. We want to keep you comfortable while dining and on even the hottest of Costa Rican nights.

Enjoy a night in with the family and watch a movie from our collection on one of the many flat screen HD televisions located throughout the house.

If you are interested in staying at Villa Tortuga, we are only a phone call or email away! Our job is to make your stay as memorable as possible.

Other Amenities:

Outdoor kitchen

Pool

Wifi & Cable

Washer and Dryer

Housekeeper

Private Chef (included 1-2 meals per day)

Board Games

Take a book/Leave a book

DVD's

Beach towels

Boogie boards

Air Conditioning

DVD Player

Outdoor Stereo System

HD Televisions

Netflix

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

HOW CLOSE IS VILLA TORTUGA TO THE BEACH?

Villa Tortuga is a short 4-5 minute drive to the beach, but don't worry, you don't need to rent a car if you don't want to, the bus stop is only a couple blocks away from the house.

HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES THE HOUSE SLEEP?

Villa Tortuga can comfortably sleep 11 people.

ARE THERE NEARBY RESTAURANTS?

Absolutely! Several restaurants are within walking distance of the house, our favorite being Agua Azul, where you can take in the incredible views, and have the BEST fish tacos!

WILL I SEE WILDLIFE AT THE HOUSE?

Yes! Monkey's visit almost daily when there are guests, but we also have a sloth that likes to make appearances, several tropical birds, and an iguana named Mr. Sanchez. You can get a great view of even more through our telescope too!

AND IN CASE THAT ISN'T ENOUGH, READ WHAT VRBO HAS TO SAY ABOUT VILLA TORTUGA:

"Villa Tortuga is the dream vacation!... Villa Tortuga offered everything that we were looking for: great location, plenty of space, beautiful environment, pool and amenities. The private chef & housecleaning services made it impossible to resist! ...It is ideal for any sort of guest – families, honeymooners, retreats, friend groups.. anybody! I would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone and everyone. I will certainly be planning a trip back!" - VRBO BEAR

**Villa Tortuga was selected by VRBO employees for a Bear Stay. The above excerpt is from her review after staying at Villa Tortuga for 1 week. The full review can be read by clicking "Read Review" next to the bear icon at the top of our listing

More Details

Owner
Jackie Morris
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Jackie Morris

Villa Tortuga has been a dream of ours since we first got married. Well, at least the idea of owning property within close proximity of the ocean was. Being from the landlocked state of Oklahoma, our visits to the beach came in the form of family vacations, most often to Florida or Mexico. In 2011 our family decided to take our Christmas trip to Costa Rica. Immediately we fell in love with the nature, the culture, and the people. Costa Rica is unlike any place in the world. For us, it was just developed enough to be comfortable, but untouched enough to remain a idillic paradise. After 3 years of Christmas vacations spent in Manuel Antonio, our family decided to take the plunge and buy property on our favorite street! We are taking every measure possible to make this home feel like a dream vacation home, and we hope that your family will enjoy it as much as ours does!

Jackie Morris purchased this villa in 2013

Why Jackie Morris chose Manuel Antonio

Villa Tortuga has undergone quite the facelift. While it wasn't the prettiest one on the block, we saw the potential in her. Her views are unmatched by any house on the same street. Not only that, but she is located right next door to our best friends, so it was a perfect fit for our family. In July 2014, we will be unveiling the brand new, fully renovated Villa Tortuga. Every tile, every wall, every faucet and fixture has been replaced. And while she maintains her glorious spot high upon the hill (her best feature), that's about all that remains of the former Villa. She's quite the looker now!

What makes this villa unique

You can see the ocean from almost everyone room in the house. The house has been engineered for plenty of privacy, so while there are neighbors close by, you will feel like you are in your own private paradise.

Amenities

Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Included in Price
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Guest Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
    Pool Bathroom - toilet , Located on the pool level
    Pool Shower - outdoor shower , Rinse off after a long day at the beach!
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Coral Suite - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , Single bed is located in loft space
    Jungle Suite - 1 queen
    Casita Suite - 1 queen , The casita suite has it's own private entrance
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
NOTE: Breakfast and Dinner SERVICE is included in the rental price. Our chef will cook these meals for you free of charge. HOWEVER, the price of food is NOT included. Grocery costs vary per meal and guests select what kind of food they would like to have prepared. Our chef will do all the shopping, and cook the meals. Grocery bills will be provided at the end of your stay for you to cover the purchase of ingredients.

Reviews

Great location with a pool and even a private chef.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Nov 20, 2015

Villa Tortuga is the dream vacation! I became a HomeAway/VRBO employee because traveling is my passion – I have traveled all over the world and lived abroad for over a year. I searched long and hard for the optimal place to take my vacation with 10 adventure-loving friends, and Villa Tortuga offered everything that we were looking for: great location, plenty of space, beautiful environment, pool and amenities. The private chef & housecleaning services made it impossible to resist! I can easily say without any hesitation, that my experience at Villa Tortuga was one of the best (perhaps the VERY best) travel experience I have ever had. The exceptional staff at Villa Tortuga made our travel stress-free and seamless. Victor, the concierge manager, presented us with the most popular options for Costa Rican attractions, booked all of our excursions, and facilitated the transport. We were fed like royalty – I have never eaten that well in my life. The chefs were an absolute pleasure to be around and every dish they made was fit for a gourmet restaurant. I lived in Italy for a year and they served me the best risotto I have ever tasted. The villa was absolutely beautiful and had plenty of room and amenities. It is ideal for any sort of guest – families, honeymooners, retreats, friend groups.. anybody! We were all so impressed with the villa, the location, and the staff – there is truly not a single negative comment to make. I would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone and everyone. I will certainly be planning a trip back!

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Awesome

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and spacious. It was clean and the staff was excellent. The staff made the stay even better by their kindness and attentiveness.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our FIRST time; NOT our LAST

  • 5 of 5

The property itself is amazing with the fantastic home, locations, and views. But where everything starts is the FIRST CLASS staff. From the conceirge to the chef to the housekeeper and the gardener... .that is where the real adventure starts. We surfed, did the 10 in 1 Adventure, went deep sea fishing, hit the spa, and walked the National Park. All wonderful and would do them again but engaging with the house staff really made us feel at home. The chef prepared such great meals they became the highlight of each and every day. You CAN NOT go wrong here. Matter of fact you will probably go wrong elsewhere. Our family of 8 loved every moment.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it! Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Villa Tortuga was incredible. The owner has thought of every detail and the service of the house manager and chef were impeccable and exceeded all expectations.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I'd Do It Again!

  • 4 of 5

In fact, we just did it again...third year in a row we have stayed at Villa Tortuga. Fantastic views, spacious accommodations, and a fabulous chef. We saw monkeys, a sloth, parrots, macaws and a toucan from the deck! Looking forward to going again next year.

Dr. C

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Four stars because of the steps! Five stars for the Manager and Chef.

  • 4 of 5

Must love many stairs! Property was beautiful, but not laid out for someone with any limitations.

Our house manager Victor was fabulous!! Chef Didier was the best! We were glad we chose to eat our evening meals at the house, because they were spectacular!! Food costs were very reasonable. The girls had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words regarding my staff, they are truly special. Hope to have you visit again.
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5

Breath Taking to say the least

  • 5 of 5

This property was just absolutely wonderful. "Victor" did an awesome job at making sure all our needs were met in every way. The "chef" was superb with all the meals and suggestions. Both were friendly and shared stories with us as well which was nice learning about Costa Rica and themselves.

Our cleaning lady was very nice and tried to have conversations with us but spoke very little english. But she tried.

All the rooms were clean and nicely decorated along with the main house. Very homey feeling.

We did have a visit from the monkeys, I left my sandwich and it disappeared quickly. They know how to keep you busy while the other steals.

Looking forward to a return visit here in the future. Not a bad thing to say about the Villa Tortuga and the staff. Our family had a wonderful time.

Thank you so much for all that the staff did, it made our stay!

Chris M

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

A 5 minute car ride from the beach and national park. No car? No problem! A few blocks away you can catch a bus that runs regularly to the public beach!

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Payments must be made either with a Visa, Master card, or through Paypal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.