CASA TORTUGA: LG POOL, 250M TO BEACH, NORTH END OF PLAYACAR

Annabel

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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CASA TORTUGA: LG POOL, 250M TO BEACH, NORTH END OF PLAYACAR

Playa del Carmen Villa Rental Photos and Description

Large Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

CASA TORTUGA is in the perfect location, conveniently situated at the northern end of the private gated community of Playacar (phase 2), immediately adjacent to Playa del Carmen. Located in VILLAS DEL MAYAB, the closest group of villas to 'Town' and the only ones in Playacar built with ample spacing between houses amidst a large shared garden area, Casa Tortuga backs onto the 3rd hole of the Championship Playacar Golf course designed by Robert van Hagge. It is just steps away from a large shared pool and palapa, turtle pond, and only 250 metres from Playa's quietest beach, with Playacar's only Phase 2 access path to the beach right opposite our driveway. The Villa is within walking distance (less than 5 min) of the vibrant 5th Ave, the heart beat of Playa del Carmen, so you get a quiet location yet the close proximity to all you need.

MAIN LEVEL

*If you don't feel like eating out, make yourself at home in the fully equipped kitchen complete with granite counters, handmade custom mahogony cabinetry, modern appliances including 2 fridge/freezers and front loading Laundry. The living room has an open high dome ceiling. There is also a Half bath, Spacious 3rd bedroom with 2 TWIN beds plus ensuite full bath with a tub/shower combo.

It'll be hard to pull yourself away from either of the covered patios that have ample comfy seating, extending your living space outdoors in any weather.

UPSTAIRS

*There are two large bedrooms upstairs complete with KING size beds in each and ensuite full bathrooms with walk-in showers and wall safes in each closet. The master bedroom includes a large private balcony...a great place to enjoy watching the sunset on the loungers or just relax and take a nap anytime away from everyone else!

*There is a queen size futon in the open loft area above the living room separating the two upstairs bedrooms. Although not as private, it can accommodate 1-2 people.

*All beds have comfortable memory foam toppers and European style light-weight feather duvets....we believe your beds on vacation should be comfy!

*A/C and ceiling fans thruout the villa.

Maid service every second day, fresh bottled water and an American property manager will ensure a smooth vacation. You will be met by one of our Property Manager's staff on or shortly after your arrival at the Villa. They will help orient you and get you up to speed with the basic information required to kick start your holiday. As well, there is a binder in the villa full of local information and tips of places to go and things to do. If you can't quite leave behind the real world, there is secure Wifi access in the villa.

A short 3-5 min stroll along a direct stone path (accessed from the end of the driveway), surrounded by tropical greenery, will take you to Playa's quietest beach. The main shopping area, ferry to Cozumel and loads of fantastic restaurants are 5-10 minutes walk north. In the opposite direction, a 10-15 minute walk takes you to the Reef Club, where Casa Tortuga guests can use the facilities of the resort (beach chairs, pool and towel service), or for a daily fee, can enjoy the all inclusive privileges (prices, rules and services subject to change according to the resort). Opposite the Reef Club is the entrance to the golf course.

Casa Tortuga is set back from the road behind the tennis court and is a short walk away from the tropical Aviary (bird sanctuary). The ample sized palapa next to the pool provides an alternative perfect venue to host friendly gatherings, weddings, or just hang out in the shade with your morning java or evening cocktails! Combined with other privately owned/managed villas within Villas del Mayab, larger groups can be accommodated so you and your extended family or friends can be in the same vicinity....please contact us for further information.

Well equipped grocery stores are readily accessible to meet any food and drink requirements. Private transportation from the Cancun Airport can be arranged on request for an additional fee, as well as any other special requests you might have, such as crib availability, or groceries upon arrival.

CLICK ON THE SHAW PHOTO LINK BELOW and run the slideshow to see more pictures! Now showing, NEW pictures reflecting our latest renos (paved driveway, new windows, covered patios and furniture)...Check out where we are on the Google map below!

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
Annabel (Property Manager)
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About Annabel

Hi, welcome to my little piece of Paradise! I live in Calgary, Alberta but Canadian winters are far too long and I love to be where it is guaranteed to be much warmer! I have travelled to many places worldwide and find that The Riviera Maya has so much to offer to travellers. My family has been coming here for 10 yrs and there is still so much to see and do.

Playacar is a private gated community, (located immediately adjacent to the town of Playa del Carmen), of villas, condos and about 10 large hotels set around the Playacar Golf Course amongst lush tropical jungle.

Annabel purchased this villa in 2003

Why Annabel chose Playa del Carmen

I am not the kind of person who generally likes to go to the same place twice, nor do I like big crowds! However, our first trip to Playa del Carmen with friends who had been there before, enlightened us to what was available outside of the all inclusive hotels, which we were not fans of! It is such a diverse, vibrant, yet relaxing and charming place to be, and forever changing in some ways, yet remains the same in others. It is hard to explain the magical nature this area has and its ability to keep drawing you back. No trip is the same.

We literally stumbled on Casa Tortuga, and couldn't believe how conveniently located it was. We fell in love with it and have enjoyed it ever since as we hope you will too. Every time we visit, it is like coming home to our family and friends.

We love to wake up to the sound of tropical birds, and the ocean breeze blowing in thru the windows. You can be as busy or as lazy as you want to be and we find the biggest decision of the day is 'where to eat tonight'!

What makes this villa unique

Casa Tortuga's location really is great. It is SO close to the hubbub of Playa del Carmen's famous 5th Avenue, yet far enough away to give you peace and quiet, right on the golf course amongst lush tropical gardens and jungle - quite unlike the larger hotels in the area. In fact, staying in a local villa will give you more of a feel for the local culture. The beach is only 250m from the driveway, and the pool which we seem to mostly have to ourselves is just steps from the back patio.

We have tried to provide every amenity you could possibly need while on vacation so you don't have to bring as much with you. We are constantly upgrading and changing things that could make the experience better - for you and us! A much sought after item in the villa is my comprehensive information binder that will probably answer most of your questions and quickly get you oriented to the area. I put it together keeping in mind what it was like for us on our first trip - not knowing where anything was!

As I have kids, there is a variety of beach/sand floaty toys (which adults can use too!) and even some wee life jackets. The kitchen is well equipped if you like to cook. You can even arrange for a caterer to cook a splendid meal right there. But if you are like us and love to experiment with many different cuisines, then Playa is the place to be....the huge variety of restaurants here are simply amazing, from cheap local hole in the wall type places to high end establishments....we supply a comprehensive list that is updated monthly.

We have chosen in our opinion, the very best Property Management/concierge company (Bric International) in the area to take great care of our place and you as our guests. We hope you really enjoy your stay, and we'd love to hear back from you about your experience. Gracias! Annabel McDougall

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thankyou to all our guests who have left such kind words in our villa guestbook at Casa Tortuga.....all these comments are quoted directly from past guests, before this online book was up and running. If you have stayed here and would like to add your own comment - please feel free to do so. Gracias!
Nov 2008
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
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Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

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CASA TORTUGA: Lg Pool, 250m to Beach, North end of Playacar
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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CASA TORTUGA: Lg Pool, 250m to Beach, North end of Playacar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p38421vb
403-503-0435 Calgary Canada
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Calgary, Alberta
5

Feels like home

  • 5 of 5
The care and attention to Casa Tortuga is evident the minute you walk in. You feel at home with all the amenities and cleanliness. Everything you need is there! The outdoor living areas are very comfy with the pool a few steps away. A close walk to the quiet clean beach - Casa Tortuga provides you with beach chairs, umbrellas and coolers for your day. The close proximity to 5th Avenue gives you a smorgasbord of restaurants at your leisure.
I would recommend Casa Tortuga to anyone looking to relax in comfort!
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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CASA TORTUGA: Lg Pool, 250m to Beach, North end of Playacar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p38421vb
403-503-0435 Calgary Canada
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Wheaton, IL
4

Very Well Equipped, Ideal Location

  • 4 of 5
Casa Tortuga provided the Riviera Maya home base for our family's Spring Break Vacation of 2013. The Villa is in an ideal location, truly within walking distance to 5th Avenue, nice easy walk to the fantastic Playacar beach, and easy access to grocery stores and the main highway 307.

Our family was very pleased with the Villa. It is extremely well equipped, anything that you could hope that a vacation home would be equipped with, it is. Indoor Furniture, Outdoor Furniture, 2 refrigerators, plenty of bath and beach towels, fully equipped kitchen, plentiful bedding, local cell phone, wireless internet, nice community pool, etc., it's all there, and all in very good condition. An excellent example are the awesome beach chairs, of which there were 6, that are able to be carried as backpacks, very much appreciated.

The only downfalls were the main refrigerator not working upon arrival (which resulted in some of our food spoiling), although it was fixed within 36 hours of notifying the Management Company, the bugs (door guards underneath the two doors would no doubt help resolve this issue), the pass/membership to the Reef Club which is advertised is expired and only good for 4 people and it does not include towel service, and the cleaning people not showing up for their 3rd scheduled visit. Other than that, the Villa met or exceeded all of our expectations, which I think are quite high. If these minor nuisances had not existed, I would easily rate this as a 5 star property.

I would not hesitate to highly recommend Casa Tortuga for anyone looking for an ideal home base from which to explore Playa Del Carmen and Riviera Maya.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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CASA TORTUGA: Lg Pool, 250m to Beach, North end of Playacar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p38421vb
403-503-0435 Calgary Canada
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Laval, Québec
5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5
Great house, great beach. Everything was as described. Everything is near by. We will return for sure.
La maison était propre, confortable et très bien équipée. Serviettes de plage, chaises de plage et jeux. Tout était à distance de marche. Plage superbe, tranquille et toute indiquée pour de longues marches. Endroit sécuritaire pour la famille. Le seul point négatif est l'épicerie qui est un peu éloignée. Nous allons certainement y revenir. Les propriétaires étaient très disponibles pour répondre à toutes nos nombreuses questions.
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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CASA TORTUGA: Lg Pool, 250m to Beach, North end of Playacar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p38421vb
403-503-0435 Calgary Canada
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Bowen Island, Canada
5

An Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5
We rented the house with another family with kids, and we enjoyed Casa Tortuga tremendously! There are spaces for privacy as well as for socializing. The nearby pool was particularly great for our young kids (two different shallow levels); and the short walk to the beach, through the quaint Mayan ruins, was wonderful for the older kids during the day, and for the adults for romantic midnight walks! And 5th Avenue (for eating, shopping, and dancing) being in walking distance, wonderful! I could not recommend this place more highly. The BRIC service was helpful and thorough before, during, and at the end of our stay. We will definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your lovely comments. I am thrilled you all enjoyed your stay, and managed to keep everyone happy in your group. Especially with families it makes such a difference to have enough space to relax in. We look forward to your return.
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CASA TORTUGA: Lg Pool, 250m to Beach, North end of Playacar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p38421vb
403-503-0435 Calgary Canada
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Charlotte, NC
5

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5
This villa is without question, perfection. The location, the size, the comfort, amenities, and service were more than we could have ever hoped for. Staying at Villa Tortuga is something I would want to do every year and am telling everyone I know to do the same. It was incredible. The owners were great to work with, as was the staff. Transportation picked us up at the airport, took us directly to the villa, and we checked ourselves in. We are minutes from the beach and from town in a quiet, lovely place with a pool. The maid was incredibly kind, and came three times. It truly was the best vacation ever.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We work hard to maintain a high standard and I'm thrilled you experienced that and had a great time.
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CASA TORTUGA: Lg Pool, 250m to Beach, North end of Playacar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p38421vb
403-503-0435 Calgary Canada
Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
5

CASA TORTUGA HAS MY VOTE

  • 5 of 5
I recently stayed in this beautifully appointed villa and couldn't have enjoyed myself more! The house was spotlessly clean and in excellent condition; the kitchen was equipped with everything I could possibly need for my Mexican vacation; the bedrooms were roomy, airy, and sumptuously dressed; all bathrooms were in perfect working order; the living room was casual-comfy---a pleasure to relax in and enjoy the view of the back gardens. A well-maintained swimming pool was only a few yards away, surrounded by beautiful trees, flowers, and hedges, and backing onto the scenic Playa del Carmen golf course. The palapa near the pool had wi-fi access (as did the villa itself) and offered welcome shade and comfortable furniture to lounge in, cool off, and check my email.

The flawless beach of the Mayan Riviera was a three-minute walk through jungle and Mayan ruins---the walk was a pleasure in itself! And, of course, once I hit the beach ..... well, need I say more: paradise needs no elaboration....

Perched right near the heart of Playa del Carmen, Casa Tortuga is a short, pleasant walk to wonderful restaurants, clubs, local attractions, and the Collectivo - a fleet of mini-vans that will cheaply transport you to all the tourist haunts that are out of town.

If you're looking for a place in Playa to spend a couple of heavenly weeks, look no further. I know I won't. And I can't wait to go back to Casa Tortuga!
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow..thank you for this. We are thrilled everything you needed was at your fingertips so to speak!
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Map

Map

Nearest Ferry
0.25 Kilometres
To Cozumel
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Playacar Beach
Car: not necessary

Playa is a walking town with Loads of Restaurants, Endless beaches. You can take Tours of famous archaeological sites, caves, cenotes(naturally occuring sink holes) and nature walks in the Jungle are offered all along the Mayan Riviera and on the islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres. A variety of activities are available for all hours of the day or night. An Activities and information binder is supplied in the villa.

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Availability & Rates

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Playa del Carmen Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
May 1 2014 - Nov 14 2014
4 night minimum stay
$295
$2,000
 
 
Fall High Season
Nov 15 2014 - Dec 14 2014
4 night minimum stay
$365
$2,500
 
 
Christmas Holiday Season
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
 
 
High Season
Jan 11 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$365
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 19.0%
Notes Mexican Tax is an IVA and Lodging tax that increased from 14 to 19% 01 Jan 2014
Extra nights more than 7 nights are prorated on weekly rate.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. CAD quotes can be requested.
19% Mexican tax may be included. Contact owner.
Contact owner for payment options. Credit cards accepted thru property manager.
$300.00 deposit to confirm reservation. Balance due 30 days prior.
Full payment required by 01 Sep for Holiday reservations.
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Amenities

Amenities

Playa del Carmen Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walkin shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walkin Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Main floor
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Walkin Shower Ensuite
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Walkin Shower Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bath/Shower Combo Ensuite
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size futon. 1 Adult OR 2 small kids under 12
  • King size beds (2) In 2 upstairs bedrooms., Twin or Single Beds (2) In downstairs bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) Pack n Play (some baby linens provided), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size foam mattress futon in loft area. Can accomomodate 1 adult or 2 smaller children.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • churches
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • fly fishing
  • paragliding
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
Notes:
2400 sq ft of space to enjoy, Reclining beach chairs & Umbrella, Some beach/floaty toys for kids, Hairdryer in each bathroom, Iron and board, Extensive shared Garden area with large pool palapa that can be used for gatherings, 2 Wall Safes, 24 hour security service and video surveillance on the grounds, Non-smoking, No pets, Maid service every 2nd day and bottled water supplied.
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