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Tropical Oasis with your own Private Chef and Extraordinary Ocean Views!

Jackie Morris

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Tropical Oasis with your own Private Chef and Extraordinary Ocean Views!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms with en suite baths, Ocean Views, expansive pool deck, outdoor grill

Villa Tortuga is a 4 bedroom, 4 full bath and 2 half bath luxury vacation rental located right in the heart of Manuel Antonio. Walking distance to nearby restaurants, coffee shops, banks, bakery, sport bar and bus stop. It is a quick 4-5 minute bus ride to the the national park & public beach, this magnificent villa is everything you are looking for in a home away from home. The Villa also has one of the finest chef's in Manuel Antonio, he will prepare your fresh catch or cater your meal to your liking. He is of Italian decent and will bring you around the world in his cuisine, a true dining experience.

Upon arrival, your personal concierge will greet you with a welcome beverage and snack and assist in carrying your luggage from the car to your suites.

Villa Tortuga will dazzle you with it's expansive views from all 6 of it's incredible balconies, and outdoor relaxation pavilion (a private patio in a jungle setting, with views of the ocean).

Enjoy the company of a sloth, toucan, or capuchin monkey while sitting around the pool or taking in nature at the private pavilion, just steps from the front door of Villa Tortuga.

Cool off in the afternoon by taking a dip in your own private salt water pool. The 1200 square foot teak deck offers ample tanning space and includes plenty of chairs to accommodate your family and friends. Rinse the sand from your toes by taking advantage of the outdoor shower located on the pool deck.

Interested in white water rafting, zip lining, or surfing lessons? Ask Victor, the villa manager! He is available to make your stay as comfortable, easy going, and exciting as you want! And he knows just who to call!

Interested in taking in the beautiful Costa Rican sunrise with a private morning yoga class? No problem! The pool deck overlooking the ocean is the perfect place for that!

Comfort is our forte at Villa Tortuga. You can Relax in the large bathtub inside the master bathroom, or cozy up in the plush robes provided to each guest during your stay. Luxury toiletries make your stay even more enjoyable by taking away the travel anxiety associated with packing 'liquids'.

Villa Tortuga's kitchen comes equipped with top of the line appliances, so whether you are feeding 2 or 12, our chef style kitchen can accommodate it! Sit back and let our private chef prepare your meals! Fresh fruit, salsas, fried plantains, and fresh fish are only a sampling of the wonderful meals that can be provided during your stay.

Or have dinner outside! Villa Tortuga comes equipped with two outdoor grills so you can watch the tide roll in from your own private pavilion.

At night, curl up into bed with one of the books from our private collection and relax. Our beds have brand new mattresses and divine bedding that will keep you cool and comfortable throughout the night.

Daily maid service is provided so you won't have to lift a finger! Bedding is changed at your request, and personal laundry service can be provided.

Villa Tortuga has AC throughout the house to keep you comfortable on even the hottest of Costa Rican nights, and each bedroom and common area has it's own controls.

Enjoy a night in with the family and watch a movie from our collection on one of the many flat screen HD televisions located throughout the house.

If you are interested in staying at Villa Tortuga, we are only a phone call or email away! Our job is to make your stay as memorable as possible.

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Other Amenities:

Outdoor kitchen


Wifi & Cable

Washer and Dryer


Private Chef (included 1-2 meals per day)

Board Games

Take a book/Leave a book


Beach towels

Boogie boards

Air Conditioning

DVD Player

Outdoor Stereo System

HD Televisions



Villa Tortuga is a short 4-5 minute drive to the beach, but don't worry, you don't need to rent a car if you don't want to, the bus stop is only a couple blocks away from the house.


Villa Tortuga can comfortably sleep 11 people.


Absolutely! Several restaurants are within walking distance of the house, our favorite being Agua Azul, where you can take in the incredible views, and have the BEST fish tacos!


Yes! Monkey's visit almost daily when there are guests, but we also have a sloth that likes to make appearances, several tropical birds, and an iguana named Mr. Sanchez. You can get a great view of even more through our telescope too!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jackie Morris (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Jackie Morris

Villa Tortuga has been a dream of ours since we first got married. Well, at least the idea of owning property within close proximity of the ocean was. Being from the landlocked state of Oklahoma, our visits to the beach came in the form of family vacations, most often to Florida or Mexico. In 2011 our family decided to take our Christmas trip to Costa Rica. Immediately we fell in love with the nature, the culture, and the people. Costa Rica is unlike any place in the world. For us, it was just developed enough to be comfortable, but untouched enough to remain a idillic paradise. After 3 years of Christmas vacations spent in Manuel Antonio, our family decided to take the plunge and buy property on our favorite street! We are taking every measure possible to make this home feel like a dream vacation home, and we hope that your family will enjoy it as much as ours does!

Jackie Morris purchased this villa in 2013

Why Jackie Morris chose Manuel Antonio

Villa Tortuga has undergone quite the facelift. While it wasn't the prettiest one on the block, we saw the potential in her. Her views are unmatched by any house on the same street. Not only that, but she is located right next door to our best friends, so it was a perfect fit for our family. In July 2014, we will be unveiling the brand new, fully renovated Villa Tortuga. Every tile, every wall, every faucet and fixture has been replaced. And while she maintains her glorious spot high upon the hill (her best feature), that's about all that remains of the former Villa. She's quite the looker now!

What makes this villa unique

You can see the ocean from almost everyone room in the house. The house has been engineered for plenty of privacy, so while there are neighbors close by, you will feel like you are in your own private paradise.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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based on 10 traveler reviews

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Tropical Oasis with your own Private Chef and Extraordinary Ocean Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Absolutely perfect stay at Villa Tortuga in Manuel Antonio!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 8 of us stayed at Villa Tortuga for 4 nights during our weeklong trip to Costa Rica, and we couldn't possibly have loved the place or enjoyed our stay more! We were so very sad to leave; Jessie was the most wonderful host, she welcomed us with drinks and snacks the first night, and was always available and so friendly and helpful with anything we needed. The villa itself is just majestic and incredibly well furnished and equipped - words and pictures do it very little justice. The pool deck, multiple grills and dining areas, and the patios were just some of our favorite parts of the house. We highly highly recommend this place, and certainly hope to go back there sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

Villa Tortuga!! My husband and I (fiancé at the time), had a blast during our 10 day stay. Not only was it a fantastic vacation, WE GOT MARRIED! ��

We can't thank Villa Tortuga enough for creating the most amazing and unforgettable wedding experience. It was absolutely perfect, above and beyond anything we ever imagined, complete and stress free. When we arrived at the villa, we were greeted with fruity drinks and snacks. This immediately put everyone in vacation mode. The house itself was really impressive, everything was clean and bright, with absolutely superb views of the ocean. We saw pictures, prior to our trip, but none of them did any justice to the view. It was outstanding and impossible to capture on camera. The Villa was super inviting and we took advantage of all it had to offer. We hung out on the pool deck a lot, especially at night, when the temperature was perfect. We had two days to relax and enjoy Manuel Antonio, prior to our wedding. From drinks on the beach to boogie boarding to amazing dinners over looking the water. It was perfect.

Friday came and it was wedding time! The ceremony took place near sunset, 15 feet from the beach, with a view of the ocean. We were both blown away by the backdrop nature provided. The sunset filled the sky with vibrant colors, complimenting the plush greens and browns on the beach. It was gorgeous. Immediately following the ceremony, everyone at the wedding was served incredible hors d'oeuvres and champagne, right on the beach. The food was outstanding, 5 stars, hands down. We waited for the sun to set before setting off lanterns over the ocean. They were beautiful and really cool. Perfect. We returned to Villa Tortuga, for our reception. Flowers and candles lined the stairway up to the pool deck where the tables were set with gorgeous flower arrangements. The bar tender entertained everyone, as the chef brought down the first of a 5 course dinner. The rest of the night we listened to music, laughed and drank. Eventually everyone ended up in the pool and had a blast. It really was an amazing all around fun day.

Our guests left over the next two days and we had the Villa to ourselves for a whole week. We relaxed by the pool, went to the beach, ate freshly made meals 3 times a day, always beautifully plated. We spent hours on the rancho hanging out and feeding the monkeys, which was super fun. Everything we could possibly dream of came true thanks to Villa Tortuga and it's wonderful staff! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

I celebrated my 60th along with some other fun loving friends in this amazing home, and it was truly memorable. Along with the amazing view and lush surroundings, updated, tasteful and colorful decor, was the attention to every detail...mats for the beach, awesome chef, helpful staff, a crystal clear pool, several decks and porches to just hang out and take it all in-who could ask for more?!?!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susanne, We are so happy you stayed with us for your Birthday celebration. I so appreciate your comments about the grounds, Leonel works very hard to keep the flowers beautiful. One of our many goals at Villa Tortuga, is the attention to detail, with hopes that all of the extra's will allow your trip to be care free. Please make this your yearly trip, as we so enjoyed you and your girlfriends...Oh and Taylor says Hi...Pura Vida Jackie

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! we will be back:)

  • 5 of 5

My family (6 adults and my 6-month old niece) stayed here for 7 nights in January and absolutely LOVED it. We had an amazing time- I still find myself wanting to be back there on a regular basis! The pictures are a very accurate representation of the house….and the views are just as beautiful (if not even more beautiful!) as shown in the pictures! Views from every balcony and the bedrooms are BREATHTAKING. We saw two different types of monkeys on multiple occasions as well as a sloth that lives in a tree next to the house. We had never experienced anything like this before!

This house is in the perfect location, b/c you are in the middle of nature but you are a close drive to everything! There are tons of great restaurants within walking distance. The beach is a bit of a hike (~20 min walk or 5 min drive) but this didn't bother us at all…especially since the pool is so relaxing and really all we needed. We had more than enough room in the house, and we didn't even use the additional bedroom next door. The common areas/living space were also perfect for us. There are indoor and outdoor dining tables, multiple balconies and a large lounge area outside as well. The air-conditioning worked well and was throughout the house-everything was very clean (house keeper comes daily).

One last thing I have to comment on is DIDIER, our chef!! He is a MAJOR part of why we enjoyed our vacation. The small cost of having a personal chef daily was totally worth it . Not only does he do the grocery shopping, cleaning and prepping of all meals but he is an extremely talented chef- every single meal was incredible and gourmet (from seabass to ceviche to steak, etc). Plus, he knows so much about the area and he’s a lot of fun too!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christina, Thank you so much, your family was a pleasure to host. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful chef, he is truly amazing. I am so happy to hear you loved the location of the Villa with the close proximity to the wonderful restaurants we have in Manuel Antonio, as well as our incredible views. If you chose to make Costa Rica another vacation spot, please consider Villa Tortuga and allow us once again to be part of another memorable vacation. Pura Vida Jackie
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma/USA

A 5 Star Getaway

  • 5 of 5

To start the trip we were met at the airport by a shuttle that provided drinks and snacks for the ride to the villa. Our driver was very kind, informative and accomodating when it came to stops and questions.. Upon arrival we were met by Jessie (the house manager) who was also very helpful.. Let me tell you, if you've seen the pictures, they don't do the house justice! It's set on a beautiful hill and has the most spectacular view with many patios, some that are even visited by monkeys! You can also see the resident sloth, which is definitely a unique experience! The deck with the pool has the perfect set up... Large luxurious deck chairs, a big table for meals or gatherings, a pool bar with refrigerator, restroom, plenty of towels and of course the salt water pool (which is the perfect size and depth for lounging). If you need anything at all while you are there, you just talk to Jessie and she will make it happen. She is always kind and more than ready to assist in whatever it is you want, whether it's booking excursions, calling a cab, checking on flights, ordering beer or food...anything in her power! The personal chef is amazing! Unfortunately we were only lucky enough to enjoy one of the meals that he prepared, but let me tell you - it was to die for! I would say it was the best meal I have enjoyed since a trip to Paris, where we dined at multiple Michelin Star restaurants.. So if you're trying to decide whether to spend the extra money on the personal chef, DO IT!! This is certainly one of the most beautiful places I have visited and I would (obviously) highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kendra, Thank you so much for your kind words, we loved hosting our first wedding at the Villa and so happy you were in attendance. Chef Didier is so talented and truly loves what he does, and it shows through his food. It is not only delicious, but pretty to look at as well. The Villa does have amazing views and we love to hear how our guest enjoy them. Its always fun to see our little visitors come by to say hi. We hope to see you back at Villa Tortuga, when you can stay a little longer. Pura Vida Jackie
Los Angeles

Perfect escape from city living, without sacrificing comfort

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect week in paradise, right between the jungle and the beach. We had 5 people and EASILY could have doubled that and still been comfortable in the great house. The place is very tastefully appointed and modern, and the kitchen is fabulous. All of the rooms are comfortable and worthwhile, and the views are spectacular. I highly recommend getting the kitchen stocked by the staff before you arrive. Jessie the manager is very friendly and helpful, but also knows how to stay out of the way when you want ;) a customer service ninja! The pool is ideally sized, and sometimes you are joined by monkeys and sloths on the pool deck. So much fun. The house is minutes from all of the sites and activities and food, but still feels secluded. It's an incredible house, very modern from a westerner's perspective, they even have Netflix ;D

Just a heads up that this place has beautiful mountainside views of the ocean, and this means a few stairs, so heads up if there are any elderly people or injured people with crutches, etc.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Max! Thanks so much for your review of the property, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay! We are glad you appreciated everything from the views to the Netflix! While we know the main reason people come to visit Costa Rica is to get out of the house and enjoy the beautiful landscape, it is also nice to have some of the comforts of home available if you so choose! It is important for us to have this place feel like a home away from home! We hope to have you back soon! Penelope the sloth sends her best.


Car: not necessary

A 5 minute car ride from the beach and national park. No car? No problem! A few blocks away you can catch a bus that runs regularly to the public beach!


Rates & Availability

From $479 Per night

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 26 2015 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 15 2015 - Nov 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 19 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2015 - Dec 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 23 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Notes Payments must be made either with a Visa, Master card, or through Paypal
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Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Guest Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
    Pool Bathroom - toilet , Located on the pool level
    Pool Shower - outdoor shower , Rinse off after a long day at the beach!
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Coral Suite - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , Single bed is located in loft space
    Jungle Suite - 1 queen
    Casita Suite - 1 queen , The casita suite has it's own private entrance
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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