Visit a Hidden Tropical Beach, Playa Las Tortugas

"Casa Maria" at Playa Las TortugasLooking south down the beachCustom-designed bedroom suitesIncredible sunsets includedMaster bath with stone and onyxAerial photo of Playa Las TortugasGormet kitchan with all accessoriesSunrise over the estuaryColorful entry and nichesWalking to the beachDining areaVisiting "El Cora" waterfallOur homes and beach, Jan 08Volunteer preparing baby turtles to releaseHaving fun at the poolKayaking in the estuary

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps 6
Per night $235 - $260
Per week $1,500 - $2,495
Type: Home
Description of the vacation home rental
"Casa Maria", completed in 2007, is one of the newest additions to the villas at Playa Las Tortugas, and one of the most beautiful, characterized by unusual and luxurious finish materials, artwork, and furnishings.

"Playa Las Tortugas is a small, environmentally aware residential community that features rental options on a handful of the striking properties, which range in size from 1,600 to 3,400-square feet, built on what was once a coconut plantation ... " Coast

Come visit Casa Maria to experience the incomparable variety of color combinations at sunset, sometimes best enjoyed as you stroll down the soft, warm sand beach.

We invite you to pass through our entry to a colorful home where you'll find two spacious and restful bedroom suites. Each bedroom has more than ample closet space, a comfortable padded-top king-sized mattress and it's own full bath. Our custom-decorated bedrooms accommodate up to four adults, while two more guests are welcome in the living area which has an adjacent half-bath.

You'll love the granite countertops from South America, the custom cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances of our classy kitchen which is conveniently placed adjacent to the dining and living areas to create a friendly socializing atmosphere.

For those who'd prefer to have meals cooked for them (you are on vacation, after all!), a cooking service is offered where our talented cook will come and prepare delicious traditional Mexican dishes in your home.

In the early mornings you can hear the sounds of tropical birds such as the "chachalaca" inhabiting trees at the edge of the adjacent estuary. In late afternoons you can see flocks of many different species of birds, some quite rare, going to the estuary to feed; and, at night you can sleep to the sound of the waves.

Whatever your activities, Casa Maria is a beauty in which you can enjoy them.

Adriana Ortiz

Area Info
Our entire state of Nayarit area enjoys one of the most favorable climates in the world. Average daily year-round temperatures range from highs of 80-85 degrees (perfect beach weather) to lows of 60-70 degrees (perfect sleeping weather). Swim year round, but consider packing a light sweater for the evenings in the winter months. Rain, when it falls, generally occurs between June and September as night-time or pre-dawn thundershowers.

You can visit small typical Mexican villages, enjoy fresh fish and other local seafood at small rustic beachfront restaurants, tour a tropical river and waterfalls, see historic San Blas, and drive up through the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains to colonial Tepic where crafts of the Huichol Indians are found.

Playa Las Tortugas has kilometers of uncrowded, clean sand beach, and a number of activities both on property and nearby such as Surfing, Wave Kayaking, Boogie Boarding, Fishing, and Shelling, Canoeing, Whale Watching, Bird Watching, Walking or Running on Miles of Sand Beach, and Sea Turtle Conservation activities (during season) at the Sea Turtle Conservation Camp.

Frequently there is one festival or another in small towns within an hour of our location. There are a number of excursions you might take, with or without a guide.

Playa Las Tortugas is located on a section of coastline which is nesting habitat of several species of sea turtle in the beautiful state of Nayarit, Mexico 70 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta (PVR) International Airport and about 50 miles west of Tepic, the colonial capital of Nayarit.

We are happy to arrange transportation for you in our private shuttle, you may rent a car and drive your self which a large number of our guests do, or if you'd like to be more adventurous you may decide to come by bus and local taxi. We can send you details on the numerous car rental companies, or instructions on which buses and local taxis to take including approximate costs.

It's quite easy to find your way from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport to Playa Las Tortugas, and the roads are normally well-maintained. Your valid driver's license is accepted in Mexico, and the driving rules are virtually the same as most countries. Write us for a copy of detailed driving instructions and a map. Your scenic drive north from the airport takes less than 2 hours and goes through areas of old-growth jungle and coastal hills.

"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
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jun 01 2014 Sep 30 2014 $235 $235 $1,500 - -
Oct 01 2014 Dec 16 2014 $260 $260 $1,650 - -
Dec 17 2014 Jan 07 2015 - - $2,495 - 1 week
Jan 08 2015 May 31 2015 $260 $260 $1,650 - -
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 0%
Deposits: Please remember that our villas are “Non-Smoking” and that your security deposit may be forfeited in its entirety if you choose to smoke inside of the home. ...... Deposit and Final Payment: A 50% deposit will confirm your reservation. The balance is to be received 45 days prior to arrival. A deposit is required against damages of $350. ...... Cancellations and Refunds: All rental deposits are 100% refundable until 45 days from the reservation arrival date.
Payment Options: Visa, Money Order, Mastercard, Cashier's Check, Personal Check
Other Fees: Any applicable taxes are included in the rental rate. Special Couples Rate Regular Season (Oct - May) ... $1375/wk or $220/night for couples (max. 2 guests) Special Couples Rate Summer Season (Jun - Sep) ...... Sea Turtle Nesting Special Rate $1250/week or $200/night for couples (max. 2 guests)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Boogie Boarding, Shelling, Bird Watching, Walking and Running on miles of sand beach, Boating

Sea Turtle Conservation activities, Activities Guide, Local Maps

Air Conditioning: Super quiet mini-split air conditioning for bedrooms

Baths: Full baths in all bedroom suites

Bottled Water

Ceiling Fans

Dining Room Seating for 6

Entertainment: Books, TV (Satellite), DVD, CD Player, VCR, Radio, Video library, Stereo System

Gardens: Private and large common area gardens with hundreds of tropical plants

Internet high speed wireless available

Iron and Ironing Board

Kitchen: Full Gourmet Kitchen with cooking accessories and cooking utensils, Blender, Dishwasher, Coffee Grinder, Coffee Maker, Oven, Large Refrigerator, Lobster-Pot, Microwave, Paper Towels, Spices, Stove, Toaster

Large covered terrace and sunning terrace

Lounge Seating for 6

Massage available

Meal Catering Available: Enjoy meals prepared in your home by our wonderful cooks

Off Street Parking: Parking spaces on the property

Patio, Large Tiled and Partially Covered Sunning Terrace

Pool: Large pool with palapa for the homes at Playa Las Tortugas

Private cook available

Restaurant dining guide

Soaps and Shampoo provided

Toilet Paper provided

Walkway to Water

Washer and Dryer: Laundry service and laundry soap available on request

No Pets Allowed

Smoking Not Allowed: No smoking inside please!

We are happy to arrange transportation for you in our private shuttle, you may rent a car and drive your self which a large number of our guests do, or if you'd like to be more adventurous you may decide to come by bus and local taxi. We can send you details on the numerous car rental companies, or instructions on which buses and local taxis to take including approximate costs.

If you'd like, our wonderful cooks can prepare you authentic traditional meals.
Owner Supplied Testimonials
Guestbook

âThe next morning, about 15 miles down the coast, I find my Shangri-La, the place I could recommend without reservation or caveat. I almost miss it as I vacillate about whether to follow a dirt road because of a sign that simply states Playa Las Tortugas.â The Washington Post

âI have the privilege of experiencing a working sea-turtle camp firsthand because I am staying at Playa Las Tortugas, a charming, ecologically minded property on an otherwise uninhabited stretch of pristine beach. Next to a tidal estuary lined with mangrovesâwhere I spend a glorious afternoon in a canoe, spotting roseate spoonbills and great blue herons,among other bird speciesâthis property demonstrates the value of conscientious development.â Alaska Airlines Magazine

âA residential development dedicated to environmentally conscious livingâ. ~ Robb Report Vacation Homes
âPlaya Las Tortugas is a small, environmentally aware residential community that features rental options on a handful of the striking properties, which range in size from 1,600 to 3,400-square feet, built on what was once a coconut plantation ... â ~ Coast

âIt's an idyllic spot for eco-loving families, located at the end of 11 miles of pristine white-sand beach, between the beach and an 1,100-acre salt-water tidal estuary that's home to more than two dozen species of birds including herons, egrets, pelicans, and storks.â The Sunday Republican, Springfield, MA.

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