Colorful, Tropical Sunsets Are Always In Season

Our beach and homes, January 2008
Our beach and homes, January 2008Casa Luna, Playa Las TortugasView to the beach from living areas and terracesComfortable, sunny bedrooms with terracesHaving a cool drink at the poolTraditional talavera tile in sunny kitchenKayak surfing and boogie boarding in the wavesBathrooms in each bedroom suite, plus 1/2 bathAerial photo of Playa Las Tortugas and PlatanitosCasa Luna dining area, adjacent terracesBaby sea turtle ready to releaseWalking to the beach through the palmsCanoeing and bird watching in the estuaryGoing for an evening swim at the poolSunrise over the estuaryMeasuring an adult female sea turtleJust before sunset, through the palms

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
'Each day, I would ride a boogie board in the perfect surf, kayak the pristine estuary that borders the property, do a little birding or horseback riding, and tour by car and foot the scenic Sierra mountains. Then, about 9 p.m. each of the three nights I was there, I 'd walk a few hundred yards from my villa to the research station. There, I worked alongside trained staff, spotting nesting turtles, then digging up the eggs for incubation ... The Washington Post

The lovely, vine-draped, "Casa Luna" (Moon House) at Playa Las Tortugas offers a wonderful tropical experience.

Playa Las Tortugas lies on the west coast of Mexico just 70 miles north of Puerto Vallarta and the Bay of Banderas, in a setting with miles of sandy beach on our west and hundreds of acres of mangrove estuary on our east, nesting habitat for sea turtles and more than 125 species of birds.

Your scenic drive north through areas of old-growth jungle which border the coast is simply spectacular. Before arriving you might select a variety of fresh fruits and coconut products in stands along the road. Optionally we can arrange for transportation for you to and from the airport, and meals prepared by our wonderful cooks can be arranged.

Our Casa Luna is the perfect spot for those interested in visiting a quiet area amidst great natural beauty; for being away from crowds and traffic of the resort beaches in a cleaner environment; where you can enjoy one of the most favorable climates in the world; and, a place that your children and families will enjoy visiting.

Arriving you'll find each of the two large bedroom suites, decorated with rustic furnishings from the artisan community of "Tonalá, has a view directly down through the rows of the coconut palm grove and gardens to the beach. The suites are complemented with colorfully tiled bathrooms in the "Puebla" and "Dolores Hidalgo" talavera tradition. King-sized beds, desks, and access from each bedroom to the beckoning gardens, pool, and ocean help to make your visit enjoyable.

The main floor is comprised of living room, dining area, a well-equipped kitchen including dishwasher, breakfast bar, and a half-bath, designed with comfort in mind. Take the opportunity to enjoy a traditional meal prepared by one of our cooking staff, or make yourself at home in our complete kitchen.

Individual shaded terraces, with that "big blue" Pacific ocean view, connect to the living and dining areas providing a nice space for a relaxed breakfast or afternoon nap.

Up above you'll find a peaceful terrace that spans the entire rooftop, with its own woven-palm shade "palapa". This is a fabulous spot for enjoying the sounds and views of the ocean and estuary, sunbathing, and grilling lunch or dinner. Add a margarita or piña colada and every element is in place for the perfect tropical vacation.

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 warm 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 (PVR) 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 ... stylishly designed villas for rent to vacationers or for sale ... Entree Magazine

Visit us to enjoy miles of warm sand beach at Playa Las Tortugas!
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jan 08 2014 May 31 2014 $260 $260 $1,650 - -
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 - -
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 0%
Deposits: Security Deposit of $350 required. Couples Rate Regular Season (Oct - May) ... $1375/wk or $220/night for couples (max. 2 guests) Couples Rate Summer Season (Jun - Sep) ...... Sea Turtle Nesting Special Rate $1250/week or $200/night for couples (max. 2 guests).......... 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. ..........A 50% deposit will confirm your reservation.
Payment Options: Visa, Money Order, Mastercard, Cashier's Check, Personal Check
Other Fees: 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........... Cancellations and Refunds: All rental deposits are 100% refundable until 45 days from the reservation arrival date. Within less than 45 days of arrival deposits except deposits against damage are not refundable unless the property can be re-rented for the dates canceled.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Boogie Boarding, Shelling, Bird Watching, Walking and Running on miles of sand beach

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

Great beach view!

Bottled Water

Ceiling Fans

Dining Room Seating for 6

Entertainment: Books, TV, 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 kitchen with cooking accessories and cooking utensils, Blender, Dishwasher, Coffee Grinder, Coffee Maker, Oven, Large Refrigerator, Lobster-Pot, Microwave, 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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