Villa Tortuga, Miles of Uncrowded Beach and Palms

Villa Tortuga at Playa Las Tortugas
Villa Tortuga at Playa Las TortugasMaster bedroom with king bed & full bath, terraceView from our living roomYour own private pool adjacent to the living roomUnder the palapaMarble vanity top and onyx sink in the half bathGreat view from the dining roomCasa Amarilla seen through the palmsLooking south down 5 miles of  beachSunset, ending another perfect beach dayAerial photo of Playa Las TortugasCanoeing and bird watching in the estuaryhaving fun at El Cora waterfallsSunrise over the estuaryAmazing roseate spoonbills at the estuarySurfing, wave kayaking, boogie boarding out front

Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.5
Sleeps 6
Per night $575
Per week $2,385 - $3,910
Type: Home
Description of the vacation home rental
Villa Tortuga, formerly Casa Amarilla, at Playa Las Tortugas is your quiet oasis on miles of palm-lined beach north of Puerto Vallarta.

'My Shangri-La, the place I could recommend without reservation or caveat ... 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

Experience indescribable sunsets while sipping something fruity and tropical from a coconut, grilling on the BBQ,
or enjoying a glass of wine by the pool. Watch a formation of pelicans fly just over the wave tops, or see whales breach and dolphins play practically in your vast front yard.

Paddle by canoe or kayak through the tidal mangrove estuary to see mulitudes of tropical birds endemic to this
beautiful state. Have a relaxing and intense massage under the palapa by our talented massage therapist. Take in the aroma of blooming plumeria and just....relax.

Enjoy a traditional meal prepared by our wonderful cook accompanied by a glass of Chilean wine or a sip of
tequila. Sample the real taste of flan or a tres leche cake or make yourself at home in the gourmet kitchen.

Villa Tortuga has spacious bedrooms with king-sized and queen-sized beds, each with their own private bath,
and accented with custom-made cedar doors and windows. Your master bedroom suite is complete with it's own
terrace looking right down on the beach.

Each bathroom has a unique and interesting design with custom sinks such as onyx or other stone, and the
master suite and second suite have great views from the showers. There's an additional 1/2 bath for your
dinner guests.

The living room's domed ceiling has incredible acoustics for your choice of music on the stereo. Furnishings were
custom made in the artisan town of Tlaquepaque and Guadalajara, and designed by the owners.

The living and dining areas open out to a large terrace and your own swimming pool.

The pool and gardens are a treat, full of color and tropical aromas. Enjoy breakfast by the pool with a cup of
robust Mexican coffee and freshly squeezed juice.

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.

' ... a gorgeous, coconut-producing plantation, an 1,100-acre estuary teeming with exotic birds and a turtle camp protecting the endangered olive ridleys ... ' ~ Entrée
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jan 08 2014 May 31 2014 $575 $575 $2,650 - -
Apr 11 2014 Apr 27 2014 - - $3,800 - -
Jun 01 2014 Sep 30 2014 $575 $575 $2,385 - -
Oct 01 2014 Dec 16 2014 $575 $575 $2,650 - -
Dec 17 2014 Jan 07 2015 - - $3,910 - -
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 0%
Deposits: A 50% deposit will confirm your reservation. The balance is to be received 45 days prior to arrival. A deposit of $500 USD is required against damages. ………. We are happy to arrange transportation for you in our private shuttle, you may rent a car and drive yourself which a 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. ......... If you'd like, our wonderful cooks can prepare you authentic traditional me
Payment Options: Visa, Money Order, Mastercard, Cashier's Check, Personal Check
Other Fees: Rental rates apply to a maximum of 6 people including children. Maximum occupancy of 8 people. Any additional person beyond 6 people must be a child under the age of 18. Each person beyond 6 people is an additional $75.00 per night/per person. No pets. Any applicable taxes are already included in the rental rate. .......... 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.
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

Beachfront: Over 120 feet of beachront and 180 degree beach view!

Bottled Water

Ceiling Fans

Dining Room Seating for 6

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

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

Internet high speed wireless available, computer 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, palm-roofed palapa

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, Private Palm-Roofed Palapa, 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

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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