Tropical Sunshine, Warm Sand, Colorful Sunsets

Villa Michelle at Playa Las TortugasView from the living areas and upper terracesSpacious, comfortable bedroom suites with bathWalk, run, or sun on over 5 miles of sand beachSunny, fully-equipped taalavera tiled kitchenTropical sunset through the coconut palmsExotic furnishings with a personal touchGoing for an evening swim at the poolKayaking and bird watching in the estuaryVolunteer preparing hundreds of turtles to releaseWalking to the beach through the palmsSunrise over the calm estuaryAerial photo of Playa Las Tortugas and PlatanitosVolunteer holding baby olive ridley sea turtleHaving a refreshing drink at the poolAnother colorful sunset, ending a perfect day

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps 6
Per night $235 - $260
Per week $1,500 - $2,495
Type: Villa
Description of the vacation villa rental
"Villa Michelle" at Playa Las Tortugas offers a wonderful tropical experience. You can take a leisurely walk, or a
barefooted run, on miles of pristine sand beach that goes on as far as the eye can see. Up the beach just a few
hundreds yards is the mouth of the mangrove estuary where you can watch numerous species of exotic birds
including the resident pelicans.

"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

Fresh fish is on the menu for lunch if you 'd like, either purchased from the fisherman on the beach or by
canoeing or taking a short swim to the neighboring fishing village of Platanitos. There you 'll find the
tasty 'sarandeado style fresh fish or shrimp barbecued over a mesquite grill, that draws locals from miles
around. Take the opportunity to enjoy a traditional meal prepared by one of our cooking staff, or make yourself
at home in our complete kitchen.

As you walk in, the bright, plant-filled entry and sun motif of our roomy villa welcomes you. Just off the entryway
are your two spacious bedroom suites with private baths, king-sized beds, desks, and a terrace with outdoor
shower.

From the bedrooms a gently-curving tiled circular stairwell leads you to the second floor living and dining areas
which open onto a shaded slate terrace. Here is the perfect place for a cup of coffee while taking in magnificent
views of the ocean down through rows of coconut palms with their gently swaying leaves.

The open kitchen, complete with a breakfast bar, is tiled with colorful hand-made "talavera tile" and decorated
with glazed pots and vases from various parts of Mexico. Exotic furniture creates a comfortable space in the
living room.

From the interior living area of the home you head up to your roof-top terrace with its own shaded "palapa" and
generous views of palm tree-lined beach. Here is an ideal place for sunbathing, for a get together to grill your
lunch or dinner, or just to enjoy the tropical ocean breezes and lovely ocean, estuary and garden views. It is
also the perfect place for taking in the unforgettable sunsets at Playa Las Tortugas.

"A charming, ecologically minded property on an otherwise uninhabited stretch of pristine beach ... a true tropical paradise." Alaska Airlines Magazine

Ask about our special summer Sea Turtle Nesting Rate!

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.

"Playa Las Tortugas is a far cry from the crowded, tourist-drenched beaches of the nearby oceanside towns. Instead it is the kind of place where the only crowds consist of feeding birds and nesting turtles ... Mexico's Playa Las Tortugas offers a unique eco-tourism getaway where visitors can help endangered turtles while enjoying a calm slice of paradise." Washington CEO

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.
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Dec 17 2014 Jan 07 2015 - - $2,495 - 1 week
Jan 08 2015 May 31 2015 $260 $260 $1,650 - -
Jun 01 2015 Sep 30 2015 $235 $235 $1,500 - -
Oct 01 2015 Dec 16 2015 $260 $260 $1,650 - -
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

âMy 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.â The Washington Post

â ... 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 ... Visitors at Playa Las Tortugas can go out on nightly turtle patrols and also help with the release of hundreds of hatchlings, or paddle out into the estuary to watch birds like the spectacular roseate spoonbill as it flies over ... â Entrée

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