VRBO Stayed Here! Tropical Oasis with Private Chef & Extraordinary Ocean Views
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
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.
Wifi & Cable
Washer and Dryer
Private Chef (included 1-2 meals per day)
Take a book/Leave a book
Outdoor Stereo System
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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Member since: 2013
- 4100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Included In Price
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Included In Price
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- 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
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Housekeeper Included
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
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 27 - Dec 9, 2016
4 night min stay
Dec 10 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay
Jan 8 - Sep 2, 2017
4 night min stay
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:
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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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Speaking of those frozen drinks....enjoy this view from every deck on the house
Pool lights at night, perfect for an evening swim!
Lounge chairs and patio seating with a view of paradise!
Pool Bar, perfect for pina coladas by the pool!
Macaw Master Suite with a King Sized Bed. Ocean View
Macaw Master Suite Bathroom. Double sinks, and rain shower.
Coral Suite bathroom
Jungle Suite Sitting Area
Casita Suite sitting area
Our Private Chef serving delicious appetizers on the beach!
Dining Table with room for the whole family.
Your view of paradise!
Salt water swimming pool
Private Salt Water Pool with Infinity Edge and Ocean View
Outdoor Pavilion with views of the ocean and gas grill
Macaw Master Suite View! Wake up to this every morning!
Coral Suite. Two Queen sized beds. Access to top floor balcony. Ocean View!
Jungle Suite on the 1st Floor. Queen Bed. Jungle View
Casita Suite with Queen Bed. Private entry for extra privacy. Ocean View!
Gorgeously appointed kitchen with bar seating
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!
Harold the capuchin and his gang show up daily to greet our guests!
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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