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Speaking of those frozen drinks....enjoy this view from every deck on the house

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Last updated: 07/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Property description

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

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Included In Price

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Master Suite: 1 king

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  • Coral Suite : 2 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Single bed is located in loft space...moreless

  • Jungle Suite : 1 queen

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  • Casita Suite: 1 queen

    The casita suite has it's own private entrance...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have a full bookcase!1 Everything from the classics to summer adventure novels! ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    One of our families favorite past times is playing Yatzee on the patio. We have SEVERAL board games and card games available for all ages of players....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Everything from classic rock to showtunes! We've got you covered!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Outdoor sound system plays throughout the house and around the pool! If you made your own playlist, we have a Bose bluetooth docking station available to use!...moreless

  • Television:

    Each bedroom and living space is equipped with HD television....moreless

  • Toys:

    Renting boogie boards and other beach toys can be costly! We have loaded the houses with all the essential beach toys for your enjoyment...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Villa Tortuga comes equipped with a Wii, and several games....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Villa Tortuga has an extensive DVD and Bluray library available to all guests....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    In addition to the indoor dining area, Villa Tortuga also has ample outdoor seating on it's patios and outdoor pavillion....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    A dryer is available to all guests. For an additional fee, laundry services may be provided by our daily maid service....moreless

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

    Enjoy top of the line clean crisp linens for that perfect not-to-hot not-to-cold feeling....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Covered parking is provided....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free US phone...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    A washing machine is available to all guests. For an additional fee, laundry services may be provided by our daily maid service....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach toys and boogie boards!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Overlook the ocean from your own private heated salt water pool! ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 26 traveler reviews
Great location with a pool and even a private chef. 11/20/2015

VRBO Bear stayed here:


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!

The VRBO Bear
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Special offer: Late Summer/Early Fall DISCOUNT - $2975 for a WHOLE WEEK

Book Now for a GREAT Late Summer Special. Max occupants for this special is EIGHT people. Come beat the heat Costa Rica style! An almost $1000 SAVINGS!!!! *7 night minimum *Book your stay for Saturday-Saturday *8 Guest Max Occupancy *Book on or before August 3rd for a stay between 9/17-11/12 of 2016 *Dates Subject to Availability

Offer for: Sep 17, 2016 - Nov 12, 2016 View calendar

Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Jan 3 - Sep 2, 2016
4 night min stay

$4,850
Green Season
Sep 3 - Nov 19, 2016
4 night min stay

$3,850
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2016
6 night min stay

$5,500
High Season
Nov 27 - Dec 9, 2016
4 night min stay

$5,350
Holiday Season
Dec 10 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$8,900
mid season
Jan 8 - Sep 2, 2017
4 night min stay
$692
$4,850

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

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Location

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!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
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.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Speaking of those frozen drinks....enjoy this view from every deck on the house

    Speaking of those frozen drinks....enjoy this view from every deck on the house

  • Pool lights at night, perfect for an evening swim!

    Pool lights at night, perfect for an evening swim!

  • Lounge chairs and patio seating with a view of paradise!

    Lounge chairs and patio seating with a view of paradise!

  • Pool Bar, perfect for pina coladas by the pool!

    Pool Bar, perfect for pina coladas by the pool!

  • Macaw Master Suite with a King Sized Bed. Ocean View

    Macaw Master Suite with a King Sized Bed. Ocean View

  • Macaw Master Suite Bathroom. Double sinks, and rain shower.

    Macaw Master Suite Bathroom. Double sinks, and rain shower.

  • Coral Suite bathroom

    Coral Suite bathroom

  • Jungle Suite Sitting Area

    Jungle Suite Sitting Area

  • Casita Suite sitting area

    Casita Suite sitting area

  • Our Private  Chef serving delicious appetizers on the beach!

    Our Private Chef serving delicious appetizers on the beach!

  • Dining Table with room for the whole family.

    Dining Table with room for the whole family.

  • Villa Tortuga

    Villa Tortuga

  • Your view of paradise!

    Your view of paradise!

  • Salt water swimming pool

    Salt water swimming pool

  • Private Salt Water Pool with Infinity Edge and Ocean View

    Private Salt Water Pool with Infinity Edge and Ocean View

  • Outdoor Pavilion with views of the ocean and gas grill

    Outdoor Pavilion with views of the ocean and gas grill

  • Macaw Master Suite View!  Wake up to this every morning!

    Macaw Master Suite View! Wake up to this every morning!

  • Coral Suite. Two Queen sized beds. Access to top floor balcony. Ocean View!

    Coral Suite. Two Queen sized beds. Access to top floor balcony. Ocean View!

  • Jungle Suite on the 1st Floor. Queen Bed. Jungle View

    Jungle Suite on the 1st Floor. Queen Bed. Jungle View

  • Casita Suite with Queen Bed. Private entry for extra privacy. Ocean View!

    Casita Suite with Queen Bed. Private entry for extra privacy. Ocean View!

  • Gorgeously appointed kitchen with bar seating

    Gorgeously appointed kitchen with bar seating

  • Living Room with expansive view of the ocean and national park

    Living Room with expansive view of the ocean and national park

  • Telescope! Get a great view of wildlife and the ocean right from the top deck!

    Telescope! Get a great view of wildlife and the ocean right from the top deck!

  • Harold the capuchin and his gang show up daily to greet our guests!

    Harold the capuchin and his gang show up daily to greet our guests!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 28, 2016

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  • Bathrooms
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