INVITING VILLA, DAZZLING OCEAN VIEWS, POOLSIDE, 5 MILE BEACH - VILLA REYES

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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INVITING VILLA, DAZZLING OCEAN VIEWS, POOLSIDE, 5 MILE BEACH - VILLA REYES

Playa Las Tortugas / Turtle Beach Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 4-6, rooftop bed!

Villa Reyes at Playa Las Tortugas. An upscale tropical paradise at the secluded “Turtle Beach” on Mexico’s Pacific shore. Entrée Magazine summed up the picturesque setting: ..... “ a gorgeous, coconut-producing plantation, an 1100-acre estuary teeming with exotic birds and a turtle camp protecting the endangered olive ridleys ..“ The area also enjoys perfect 'Puerto Vallarta weather' ... 80's in Dec, Jan, Feb

Villa Reyes beckons you to the travel experience of a lifetime in its spacious 1,750+ sq. ft. interior ... with ocean views and the sounds of waves from the bedrooms, kitchen, living room, dining room and from the 1,200 sq. ft. of decking. The pristine beach is just a leisurely 3 minute stroll through colorful tropical flowers, foliage, and coconut palms. Only yards up the beach is the mangrove estuary where you can kayak and watch 125 species of exotic birds, including the resident pelicans and roseate spoonbills.

Canoe or swim across the estuary for lunch at one of Platanitos’ six sand floored, oceanfront restaurants. Enjoy a walk or a barefooted run on 5 miles of uninhabited sand beach that is lined with palm trees and goes on as far as the eye can see. The ocean waves are great for boogie boards, surfers, and ocean kayaks. The community pool is also just steps from Villa Reyes and is a favorite of our guests. Volunteering to help the Turtle Camp research facility preserve the endangered sea turtle population is another popular family activity. Even small children can participate in the release of hatchlings - sometimes as many as 1,000 in one evening.

Villa Reyes (formerly Villa Michelle) was purchased in September, 2011, by the current owners who have updated many of the amenities to insure the comfort of guests. Villa Reyes is now the only Tortugas rental that offers air conditioning in all rooms – a special benefit when the mid-day temperature heats up. A clothes washer and dryer are located in the Villa and the staff will gladly do your laundry every 3rd day. The kitchen is equipped with full size appliances and bottled water is supplied. Bath and bedroom linens are provided.

The Villa has 2 king size beds. Both spacious bedrooms have full baths, including large tiled showers. Each bedroom opens to a covered lanai. The large closets are adequate for a long term stay. (A hairdryer and iPod dock are provided.) A rollaway bed and air mattresses are also available. Our new roof-top day bed has custom insect screening and perfect ocean/pool views. This bed can provide 'starry, starry nights' for the adventuresome.

A 'pack and play' and highchair can be requested. There is daily maid and garden service to insure your Villa and the grounds are in top condition for your enjoyment.

The dining room table seats eight. The dining room area also includes a desk and loveseat which are well positioned to retain the ocean views while you relax to use the free Internet or just read a book from our selection of novels. There are two additional dining areas – one on the second floor balcony and one on the rooftop. (For those of you who would like to leave the cooking to us, we can arrange affordable/authentic Mexican meals prepared in your Villa by our wonderful cooks. Sample menus are available at www.Villa-Reyes.com.)

The den with flat screen TV/DVD player (for movies) adjoins the kitchen and provides great ocean views/sounds. CD’s, DVD’s, books, board games and cards are provided. Colorful Mexican tiles and tasteful accent pottery will add to your enjoyment.

To reach Playa Las Tortugas, guests will travel 70 miles north from the Puerto Vallarta airport. Good roads will take you by mountain passages, small villages, roadside fruit stands, and the scenes become progressively more rural in the heart of the Riviera Nayarit. By the time you turn west toward the ocean, you will see major farming which produces tons of pineapples, large herds of cattle, and huge mango orchards. This area from Puerta Vallarta to Playa Las Tortugas has a great reputation for traveler safety and cordial citizenry.

Anne Banas (executive editor of “Smart Travel”) reminds us that “Mexico is a really large country. Just because there might be border violence in one area, it’s like saying that there’s crime in New York so don’t go to L.A. It just doesn’t make sense. Most of the tourist areas are perfectly safe.” Thomas Dale and Associates ( a leading international security firm whose clients include CNN, Walt Disney Co, NBC Universal, and Cisco Systems), recently conducted a study and declared Puerto Vallarto and the Riviera Nayarit among the safest tourist destinations in the world. (Where is Nayarit? The state is just north of Puerto Vallarta and features 200 miles of Pacific Coastline known as 'Riviera Nayarit'.Other coastal towns: San Blas, La Penita, Los Pancho, Sayulita and Bucerias.)

The weather in Riviera Nayarit is widely recognized as some of the best on the Planet. Average year-round temperatures range from highs of 80 to 85 degrees to lows of 60 to 70 degrees. Most rain occurs from June through September and even then, most rain occurs at night or during pre-dawn thundershowers. Much of the year is characterized by deep blue skies and ocean breezes.

There are multiple options for transport from the airport. Many guests choose to rent a car from companies like Gecko Car Rentals (they pick up and return you to the airport/they include insurance in the rental price). Some guests use bus/taxi transportation. We also offer a private shuttle that will stop for grocery shopping in Puerto Vallarta, when requested.

A Washington Post reporter called Playa Las Tortugas his 'Shangri-La, the place I could recommend without reservation or caveat.” Our secluded beach community will indeed take you back to the 'old Mexico'. The well appointed Villa Reyes will provide comfort/ serenity and memories to last a lifetime. Our rates for 2014 have been reduced due to global economics. Enjoy now!

For greater detail and more pictures, go to:

www.villa-reyes.com

More info for Spanish speaking guests is available from connie_monroy@ hotmail.com

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed

R. Ken King

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Speaks english, spanish
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My wife and I are 'seniors' who traveled the world before finding our paradise on this five miles of secluded beach in rural Mexico. I was a Navy pilot and am a retired attorney from South Carolina. Currently, we divide our time between South Carolina, Florida, and Mexico. We love being immersed in nature and fully support the conservation of Mexico's abundant turtle population. We are adventure seekers and we love the stimulating environment which we have found in rural 'old Mexico'. We always feel safe in the State of Nayarit, Mexico and the people are especially friendly ... they are tolerate of and amused by our dreadfull lack of fluency in the Spanish language.

R. Ken King purchased this villa in 2011

Playa Las Tortugas is the most pristine natural environment that we have found in 50 years of extensive travel. We have a five mile beach that is virtually uninhabited. A fresh water estuary provides miles of mangrove lined waterfront that is ripe for exploration by kayak. At times, the butterflies add a further colorful dimension. The weather is phenomenal. The closest restaurants are 20 minutes away by kayak and a little longer if you drive. They have sand floors and the fresh red snapper is cooked on open charcoal grills. Our home is located in a grove of coconut palms and tropical flowers which line the beach access. A large and refreshing community pool (lighted) is only steps from our Villa. In combination, these natural attributes spell 'PARADISE'. For visitors, these amenities will provide the most memorable vacation of their life.

The culture in rural areas of Mexico has remained true to tradition. Many aspects of life are slow and akin to 'yesterday'. Often, farmers on horseback are contrasted with huge tractors that foreshadow the changes that are in progress. However, when the sun retreats at day's end, virtually all of the town's people come out to socialize with their neighbors on streetsides and town squares. Nearby, vendors push carts laden with diverse food and beverages. Tiny 'mom & pop' stores sell vegetables and necessities from sidewalk displays. All in all, visitors can still experience the cultural warmth of old Mexican when visiting this area of Riviera Nayarit.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

Inviting Villa, Dazzling Ocean Views, Poolside, 5 mile beach - Villa Reyes
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Inviting Villa, Dazzling Ocean Views, Poolside, 5 mile beach - Villa Reyes
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Playa Las Tortugas / Turtle Beach Nayarit
5

Great place, good surf, peaceful, good service!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We traveled to Puerto Vallarta with our two kids (9 and 6 year old girls) for Spring Break March 2014. We rented a car at Gecko Car Rental kindly recommended by Villa Reyes owner – would also recommend them. A quick stop on at the Mega at Bucarius and then on to the interesting road to PLT!

The PLT location has a good beginner/intermediate beach/river mouth surf break, I surfed a few times every day with a decent 9 foot Mexican long board! Superb for me and the kids also joined in with bogey boarding and relatively safe beach compared to other places I have been in Mexico. Of course, there were no crowds, just a few locals and some other PLT vacationers.

The house was great, clean an fully equipped with everything needed. The TV area couches could be more comfortable, but the WiFi bandwidth was excellent - Netflix a real bonus for evening relaxing in front of the box. The PLT caretakers - Gabriel and Pascual - were really helpful and always present for any questions or guidance. We did the Kayak trip up the river estuary to the mud flats, saw a croc on the way among many cool looking birds, kids loved that!

We stayed at PLT over 7 nights so did two trips to Sayulita which was great breaking the trip up a bit. We also went over to the nearby village of Plantanitos.

The PLT pool was well kept and close to Villa Reyes, one or two evenings the bugs became an issue so bring some repellent just in case. We also used the meal service provided which was good value, providing fresh breakfast and lunch/evening meals at a good price.

Overall we had an excellent time here and would recommend it to those looking for something more peaceful with a bit of Surf. Rent a car/jeep if you want to be mobile – the place is remote.
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for capturing the essence of so many of the activities available to our guests; the natural and secluded setting; and the amenities offered by Villa Reyes. We trust your young daughters had some really unique and exciting stories to tell their friends when returning from Spring Break.
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Playa Las Tortugas / Turtle Beach Nayarit
Vashon Island, Washington
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Everything about Villa Reyes was fabulous! The owner's description of the house and property were exactly as we found. Every day was swimming in the ocean, kayaking in the estuary, and relaxing on the daybed on the rooftop palapa. In addition the staff was very accommodating and helpful and you cannot beat the dinners we had cooked for us! We are going back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Our goal is for our guests to have a wonderful vacation. We really appreciate our renters taking the time to share their positive commentary and we look forward to seeing this traveler again in the fall when our turtle eggs will be hatching!
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Playa Las Tortugas / Turtle Beach Nayarit
West Vancouver
5

Villa Reyes, Playa Las Tortugas

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We are just back home from our incredible stay at Playa Las Tortugas, feeling refreshed and ready to take on the rest of winter. This was a wonderful place to appreciate the very best of Mexican scenery and hospitality while enjoying a beautiful villa in a coconut plantation 2.5 hours north of Puerta Vallarta.
Playa Las Tortugas is a 5 mile beach where you can wander for hours enjoying the pelicans, snowy egrets, frigate birds and,eagles fishing at the shoreline; and most often without ever seeing another human. In addition, we were allowed to participate in the release of newly hatched turtles (hence the name Tortugas) from the two turtle conservation centers on the beach.
The resort is an assortment of beautiful villas situated at the north end of the plantation. Built at the turn of the century the houses are luxurious and provide more than just the comforts of home. All of the paraphernalia necessary for a fun filled holiday is made available by the owners (beach gear, barbecues, blenders, juicers, chaise lounges and “day beds” on the roof!). For those wishing a more inclusive holiday, staff is on hand daily to provide scrumptious Mexican meals. A beautiful pool provides the center piece for the resort and welcome respite in the heat of the day. Fun in the surf is as close as crossing the beach and diving in; something that quickly became a daily routine for the entire family from grandparents to the little ones.
The many villages and towns in the area were a treat to visit and are sure to restore the faith of the many skeptics who believe that the real Mexico has been lost to the dangers and sprawl of the big tourist centers. Fifteen minutes from the villa is the quaint village of Plantanitos. You get there by walking north on the beach, swimming across a narrow estuary and then climbing over a small hill to arrive at some of the best seafood in the area. It is perfect for an adventurous lunch. The city of San Blas is less than an hour north by car along a great coastal highway and includes, amongst many other attractions, a tour of the everglades where you are definitely going to see wildlife, including many a crocodillo. An evening in the town centre of Zaqualpan was the perfect place to enjoy a local hamburguesa for dinner and shopping for tomales and churros. Finally Thursday is market day in the town of La Panita. Everywhere we travelled we enjoyed the warmth and friendliness of the Mexican people. We can't say enough about PLT.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for providing this strong endorsement of Villa Reyes and Playa Las Tortugas. Your "word pictures" allow us all to enjoy your stay vacariously. Thanks for posting pictures of the new Villa Reyes exterior paint job on www.facebook.com/VillaReyesAtPlayaLasTortugas.
Salute also to you and your Canadian neighbors who share our love for Global travel.
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Inviting Villa, Dazzling Ocean Views, Poolside, 5 mile beach - Villa Reyes
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Playa Las Tortugas / Turtle Beach Nayarit
Laredo, Texas
5

Playa Tortugas

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
Beautiful place in a beatiful setting.
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Inviting Villa, Dazzling Ocean Views, Poolside, 5 mile beach - Villa Reyes
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Playa Las Tortugas / Turtle Beach Nayarit
Brooklyn, NY
5

Perfect Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
We stayed here for Christmas week, 2011; my two sisters and our mother, together with our families. Our group ranged from 16 to 84 and we came together from all over the map: Brooklyn, Seattle, Albuquerque and Sacramento. It was just a perfect place for us all to gather. There were 12 in our group so we used Villa Reyes and another house at Playa las Tortugas.

The house was everything pictured and beautifully equipped. PLT is a hidden treasure, the grounds are beautifully maintained, and the staff extraordinarily helpful. We were so happy to be out of the hustle of the large resort scene but wanted for nothing.

We tended to start our days at Villa Reyes with coffee, breakfast and yoga on the palapa with nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law straggling in as they awoke (even Mom made it over!), before transitioning onto our activities for the day and to the other house for lunch and dinner. In varying combinations, we took full advantage of what was offered... surf and boogie boarding, kayaking and using the stand up paddle board (on both the estuary and the sea), walking (and wading) over to Platanitas for lunch, horse back riding on beach at sunset (now that will be a memory for a lifetime!) and, of course, sharing in three releases of turtle hatchlings. "Off campus" we enjoyed the bird-watching jungle cruise near San Blas (perfect with our mother) and a day trip to Sayulita (perfect for the teens and 20 somethings...). We also took advantage of the meal preparation and enjoyed delicious dinners almost every evening.

It was a just a great place for a family vacation!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate knowing that our guests appreciate the comfort and amenities offered by Villa Reyes. We also love to see such a diverse group participate in the abundant adventures offered by Playa Las Tortugas. This great review confirms our belief that Villa Reyes can readily accommodate families, adventure seekers, couples looking for peace/tranquility, and friends of our sea turtles & the associated ecosystem.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Sayulita Beach
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Platinitos (by kayak or canoe)

Volunteer to help release turtle hatchlings & participate in turtle conservation, migratory bird watching via canoe or kayak, massage therapy, photography, experiencing rural Mexican culture/cuisine, surf fishing, deep sea fishing. Golfing opportunities available at Tepic, Punta Mita, Litibu, and Puerta Vallarta (each facility is about 1.5 hours from Tortugas). Jungle adventures and waterfall excursions can be arranged from Playa Las Tortugas. Whale watching excursions available in season. Deep sea & surf fishing opportunities. Aquatic opportunities abound. Horseback riding is inexpensive. The natural (eco-friendly) setting of Villa Reyes makes it a great destination for all age groups and the privacy is perfect for romantic occasions. The setting is also perfect for family reunions. For much greater detail, see our Website: Villa-Reyes.com

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Playa Las Tortugas / Turtle Beach Villa Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Notes 1. Holiday Rates for Dec. 21 - Jan 4, 2015 = $250 per night. Minimum 7 days. To combine both Holidays in one reservation - minimum is $2,500.

2. Seven night minimum stay for Easter rentals.

3. Contact owner for longer stays and for any questions.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The tiled bathroom is large, incl. a storage cabinet.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , The tiled bathroom is large, incl. a storage cabinet.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , The 2nd floor bath is convenient to living areas.
  • 2.5 - The bathrooms are roomy and the showers are especially large. The staff keeps bathroom towels & mats well supplied. Beach towels are also plentiful for your many outdoor activities.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large suite w/full bath, opens to deck, ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Large suite w/full bath, opens to deck, ocean view.
    Other (See Description) - Also, 2 twin & 1 queen air mattress. Crib avail @ office.
  • The two King Sized bedroom suites have tiled bathrooms, ocean views, deck access, and much privacy. An outdoor, rooftop canopy bed is provided on the third floor roof. Enjoy the comfort & breezes of a day bed. Romantics can enjoy the starry, starry nights. Air mattresses are also available. Two are twin size and one is queen size with auto inflate and linens.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • surfing
Notes:
Our rates are for your own private villa and include daily maid service. Our beach setting is a thing of beauty and off the beaten tourist bath. It allows 100% relaxation with all the creature comforts. An opportunity to see real Mexican culture in a setting that is not focused on tourism. If you like a tropical beach setting, being close to nature, and have a little sense of adventure ... you will love Villa Reyes!
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