Casa Linda, beachfront at Playa Las Tortugas

Casa Linda, Playa Las TortugasView from Casa Linda, Playa Las TortugasSpacious master bedroom, Casa LindaCasa Linda's custom kitchenTerrace to living room, Casa LindaSunset at Playa Las TortugasMiles of beach at Playa Las TortugasKayaking in the waves, just out the front doorPreparing to release a baby sea turtleHaving a cool drink at the poolView from our master bedroom suiteTaking a dip at the El Cora waterfallsAnother indescribable sunset, ending a perfect dayAerial photo of Playa Las TortugasGoing for an evening swim at the poolKayaking and bird watching in the estuary
Nayarit, Mexico

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps 6
Per night $425
Per week $2,200 - $3,500
Type: Villa
Description of the vacation villa rental
"Casa Linda" is one of Playa Las Tortugas' most luxurious beachfront homes. From Casa Linda's well-appointed interior your ocean views are incomparable. This 3,400 sq. ft. beachfront home with over 1,000 sq. ft. of upper terrace is the very definition of "beach vacation"!

"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

Just steps from the ocean, Casa Linda is a large two bedroom home with loft, three baths, a more than ample custom kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and with maid service included. Landscaped gardens surround our home, and there is a community pool for guest use.

The main interior living area of the house has a two-story ceiling, giving an atmosphere of openness. From the living room you walk out to a covered sitting and dining veranda just steps from the beach. Carefully selected furnishings and decorative pieces throughout the home, joined together by native marble floors, spectacular onyx bath countertops, and highlights of "tikul" stone create a comfortable and eye-pleasing atmosphere. Custom built cabinetry in the family room adjacent to the kitchen contains a television, VCR, DVD, and stereo system, with a supply of recent movies for your enjoyment.

The granite countertops, maple cabinets, and stainless steel appliances of the gourmet kitchen accommodate both casual and more serious chefs.

Four adults can sleep comfortably in the two bedroom suites, with a fifth adult or two children (6 years and older) in the loft. The large master suite has its own private bath, with dual shower-heads, an incredible view to the ocean and it's own ocean view patio and separate beach entrance. Two additional full size baths serve the second bedroom and loft.

From the loft walk out on to your upstairs terrace with sunning areas, kiosk for shade, and a custom BBQ grill and wet bar. From here you see the two hammocks hanging just up from the sand of the beach.

Just bring a book and a bathing suit or, if you are a sportsman, we have kayaks and boogey boards for your use. We can send you information on where to rent surfboards if you don't bring your own. You can also fish in the boca or in the surf. We are adjacent to a turtle sanctuary. During turtle hatching season, you can participate in the nightwalk and assist in guiding the baby turtles to the water. To our east just behind the property are 1100 acres of mangrove estuary with many species of birds.

If you would enjoy a beautiful, serene, remote setting in a coconut grove on the ocean in central Mexico, you will love our home at Playa Las Tortugas.

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 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 mangroves where I spend a glorious afternoon in a canoe, spotting roseate spoonbills and great blue herons, among other bird species... this property demonstrates the value of conscientious development." Alaska Airlines Magazine
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Oct 01 2014 May 31 2015 $425 $425 $2,500 - -
Dec 17 2014 Jan 07 2015 - - $3,500 - 1 week
Apr 11 2015 Apr 26 2015 - - $2,800 - 1 week
Jun 01 2015 Sep 30 2015 $425 $425 $2,200 - -
Check In: 3 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. .......... If you'd like, our wonderful cooks can prepare you authentic traditional meals.
Payment Options: Visa, Money Order, Mastercard, Cashier's Check, Personal Check
Other Fees: Any applicable taxes are included in the rental rate. **Ask for our special "Couples Rate"
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, 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, computer available

Iron and Ironing Board

Kitchen: Full Gourmet Kitchen: Complete custom 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, Private Upper Terrace, 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!

Children under 6 years of age not permitted at Casa Linda

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

I 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 mangroves, where I spend a glorious afternoon in a canoe, spotting roseate spoonbills and great blue herons,among other bird species, this property demonstrates the value of conscientious development. Alaska Airlines Magazine

The 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. The Washington Post

A residential development dedicated to environmentally conscious living. Robb Report Vacation Homes

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

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