COLORFUL, TROPICAL SUNSETS AT CASA LUNA IN PLAYA LAS TORTUGAS

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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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COLORFUL, TROPICAL SUNSETS AT CASA LUNA IN PLAYA LAS TORTUGAS

Playa Las Tortugas / Turtle Beach Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

“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' (House of the Moon) offers a wonderful tropical experience. Casa Luna is one of 10 beautiful Villas for rent at Playa las Tortugas.

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 a relaxing vacation. It is nestled amidst palm trees and beautiful gardens. Listen to the surf as you have your morning coffee, or fall asleep to gentle waves at night.

Each of the two king bedroom suites is decorated with rustic furnishings from the artisan community of 'Tonalá. Sliding doors open to patios with views of the coconut palm grove and gardens to the beach. The suites are complemented with colorfully tiled bathrooms. King-sized beds, desks, and ample closet space and drawers help to insure your comfort.

The main floor is comprised of living room with additional sleeping for two, dining area, a well-equipped kitchen including dishwasher, breakfast bar, and a half-bath. All designed for your convenience in your vacation home. 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', with overhead fan. Take your favorite book and beverage. Listen to the surf, and the sounds of the many birds. It is also the perfect spot for sunbathing, grilling lunch or dinner and watching a spectacular sunset. Add a margarita or piña colada and every element is in place for the perfect tropical vacation.

Surrounding Area

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. 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... Entree Magazine

Visit us to enjoy miles of warm tropical sand beach at Playa Las Tortugas, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico! Andale!!

Keywords: Single-Family Beach Villa

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
A beautiful week in the beautiful Casa Luna. Tranquil views, lovely staff, and friendly fauna. A great place for our group vacation...talking, touring the area, cook/eating at the local restaurants in Platanitos. A day trip to San Blas was great fun. It's been a very special time for us, we are sorry to leave.
Mar 2013
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Marianne

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We met in Mexico 34 years ago. It took until 2001 to find the perfect place! We have 4 grown kids, recently moved from Truckee, CA. to Reno, NV. and spend at least 2.5 months down at our lovely Casa Luna. Plan to retire at least half time at PLT in the near future. Casa Luna is the only place where we can spend time

at and Not need a vacation when we get back to our home in the US.

Marianne purchased this villa in 2001

We looked for a long time to find a place in Mexico...in various areas. The developer of PLT had a real vision when this place was built. It is pristine and quiet...no vendors to hassle us and every villa has a wonderful view of the ocean. It is an eco friendly resort, and the efforts to rescue endangered sea turtles are just outstanding.

Peace and quiet. Read those books you've been putting off. Enjoy your family and friends. Everything slows down so you really enjoy your surroundings!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Colorful, Tropical Sunsets at Casa Luna in Playa Las Tortugas
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SIMPLY AMAZING

  • 5 of 5
A group of friends and I wanted to all go on a beach vacation together, but in a more intimate setting that a bunch of hotel rooms. A friend of my boss had told him about a beach community they stayed at and had a great time releasing turtles, soaking up the sun, and not being bothered by beach vendors. So we checked out the website, likes what we saw, and ended up booking four houses. We had so much fun.

We spent most of our time at the pool or the beach. We did venture across the estuary one day to a small beach town called Platanitos. Had awesome seafood, loved the empanadas, and the ballenas(32 oz ice cold Pacificos). We then walked/swam(the tide had come in) to our little 'town'. We took turns eating at each others houses, playing games, bbq ing. I proposed to my now wife :) This was one of the most relaxing and fun trips I have ever been on. As our group of friends gets older and has children, we all plan on returning as often as we can to enjoy this amazing place. We would only do one thing differently. We loaded up our suburbans at the Costco in Puerta Vallarta with tons of food and beverages and only had the onsite staff cook for us twice. Next time, we are only getting drinks in PV, and leaving all the cooking to the staff. Their authentic food was SO GOOD! And you got tons of it, so you could just have them do dinners and there were plenty of leftovers to snack on. All in all, great time, great people, highly recommend!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review of Casa Luna and Playa las Tortugas. I fell in love with this place over ten years ago and it is wonderful to hear those feelings shared by a happy guest!
Look forward to having you and your friends return.
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Kuna, Idaho
5

ANOTHER GREAT MEMORY CREATED

  • 5 of 5
On our second visit to Las Tortugas, we were as happy or happier than our first. I you are willing to take the time and effort to get away from the normal tourist areas, this place is well worth the work. Casa Luna is clean, well decorated and laid out perfectly for a great Mexico getaway. Trip three will take place next year!
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Boise, Idaho
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CASA LUNA PARADISE!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful place to spend our time! We were fortunate enough to have our best friends travel with us and Casa Luna provided the perfect accommodations for two couples. This is our fourth vacation at Tortuga and Casa Luna lived up to and exceeded our expectations! We will be back!
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
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5

MOM'S 70TH BIRTHDAY GET-AWAY... COUDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE PERFECT!

Mom's 70th Birthday Get-Away... Coudn't have been more perfect!
  • 5 of 5
We chose to visit Play Las Tortugas after hearing glowing reviews from a colleague who visited for her honeymoon. My sister and I promised our mother a special 70th birthday girls trip and chose this property for the location, privacy, access to nature and beauty. It did not disappoint!!! The house was adorable and well maintained. We canoed in the estuary at sunset, enjoyed authentic Mexican meals (and a private massage) on the rooftop, lounged by the pool, jogged and walked on the beach, watched the pelicans flying over the waves and looked forward to sunsets over the ocean. During the hottest part of the day, we watched movies and drank margueritas. My only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer. We WILL be back to participate in the turtle project next time.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Reno, NV
5

THANKS FOR GREAT VISIT!

  • 5 of 5
Very comfortable and well equipped home; perfect for a relaxed and restful stay; friendly local hosts; property was so peaceful; beautful pool; amazing beach-front neighborhood; home is just steps from the beach; tranquil river and estuary near-by for easy kayaking; natures beauty everywhere you look!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
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HOME AWAY FROM HOME BUT SO MUCH BETTER!

  • 5 of 5
This is my second stay in Casa Luna at Playa Las Tortugas and, once again, was not disappointed. The quality of accommodations is superior from the 2 separate master suites which give you total privacy, through the fully outfitted kitchen, to the rooftop palapa. We started our mornings with a brisk walk down the beach before the heat set in followed by a quick dip in the pool. There isn’t a better way to start the day than walking barefoot on the beach and collecting the most amazing shells! Coffee and breakfast on the roof palapa was the perfect way to start the morning, and again end the day with happy hour watching the sunset and listening to the ocean. It was so much fun to watch the geckos running around the inside of the palapa at night as they hunted for their evening meal. The views were just as amazing as I remembered them and kept taking pictures, as if I didn’t have enough. The extensive collection of DVD’s gave us the opportunity to have a nightly dinner movie, a luxury I don’t get at home. Also, swimming across the estuary to Platanitos is an experience everyone should try. Amazing food and so much fun. I did bring the “big guns” in bug protection remembering the “no’see’ums” who like to feed on the uninformed, but there is a basket of sunscreen and bug spray provided in case you forgot yours. Once again, Playa Las Tortugas and Casa Luna exceeded my expectations and hope to return in the near future. Thank you to the homeowner for sharing a wonderfully comfortable home to vacation in.
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'Casa Luna' and Playa Las Tortugas feature an uncrowded, clean beach, swimming pool, and a number of activities both on property and nearby such as Boogie Boarding, Canoeing, Whale Watching, Bird Watching, Walking and Running on over 5 miles of sand beach, Deep Sea Fishing, Sea Turtle Conservation activities, Children's Pool, Excursions to waterfall and other sights, Wave-surfing in the kayaks or on boogie boards, Canoeing in the calm waters of the estuary, Surfing or Surf-fishing in front of the property, Enjoying a boat ride for Coastal Sightseeing, Ocean Fishing trips, Horseback Riding down several miles of the beach, Bird watching in our 1100 acres of tidal mangrove estuary; The El Cora Waterfall is found just outside the small mountain village of El Cora where you'll discover several beautiful waterfalls...the highest is over 100 feet and has a wonderful pool at the bottom of it, The closest golf courses are at Tepic (about 1 hour 15 minutes)

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Playa Las Tortugas / Turtle Beach Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Regular SeasonL
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,350
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
High Season
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,350
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$155
$950
 

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Amenities

Playa Las Tortugas / Turtle Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full bathrooms attached to each bedroom. Half bath on main living area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 twin/ single , 2 baby crib , Trundle bed, with two twins, in living area.
    Bedroom 2 - Safe located in closet for guest use.
  • King size beds (2) Comfortable king beds, full baths, terraces, Twin or Single Beds (2) Living room has twin bed w/additional twin trundle bed underneath., Baby Cribs (1) Pack n Play type cribs available.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books
  • Toys ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Activities Guide, Local Activities, Local Maps, Bottled Water, Canoes and kayaks available for nominal charge, Ceiling Fans, Cook available, Daily maid service, Dining Room Seating for 6, Gardens: Private and large common area gardens with hundreds of tropical plants, Housekeeper Included, Internet high speed wireless available for nominal charge, Iron and Ironing Board, Lounge Seating for 6, Massage available (extra charge), Outdoor shower, 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, Soap and toilet paper provided, beach towels provided,hair dryer. Walkway to Water, Pets considered. Smoking Not Allowed: No smoking inside please!
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