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Paulette Zdanow

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Puerto Vallarta Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Master Suites + 1 Loft Studio + Children Suite + 9 Full Bathrooms - sleeps 12

Welcome to Villa Tortugas! Located directly on the Ocean in Mismaloya; just an absolutely beautiful 15-minute drive along the coast from Downtown Puerto Vallarta sits this Ocean Front Estate. Integrating the lush tropical gardens and the ocean into its design, this amazing Villa is an oasis of Tranquility, Peace, Privacy, Sunshine and Breathtaking water views. Walkways line the lush tropical gardens, connecting the different parts of the house, further enhancing the serenity of the home. The Villa is decorated in fine style, complimenting both comfort and functionality. Beautiful artwork from local artists adorn the cathedral walls throughout the six story estate (don’t worry there is an elevator). There are 4 En-suite bedrooms, one with an adjoining chlldren's suite, with expansive terraces and personal climate control, 1 loft studio with private ocean view balcony, 9 bathrooms, two infinity swimming Pools, Steam Room, and Out-door Bar with full Kitchen and Barbeque.

During your stay you will be pampered by the fantastic staff, which includes an on-site living House manager, full time Chef, Private driver and maids to assure your stay is comfortable and unforgettable.

A fabulous state of the art kitchen occupies part of the top level, that your chef will employ while preparing you and your guests gourmet meals using local, fresh ingredients.

The Villa offers many out-door sitting areas, sunny terraces and ocean views from every room surrounded by waterfalls and fish ponds~ Truly one of a kind!!

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Paulette Zdanow (Owner)
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Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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based on 7 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Amazing House + Amazing Staff = Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

A group of co-workers decided that we all needed a Mexican vacation one fall day, and it was up to me to find the place. After searching high and low for the right property, I found a gem outside of Puerto Vallarta. That gem was Villa Tortugas, which turned out to be the perfect place to just get away from it all and forget that the US was freezing this time of year.

What can I say about Villa Tortugas, the house was amazing, and uniquely situated a little over 20 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta, which was easily accessible by taxi. Looks can be deceiving at first, as when you pull up to the house, it looks like a little 1200 sq. ft. bungalow. After walking in you soon realize that you are walking in to the FIRST living area. A great space where you will enjoy all of your meals and even relax by the smaller of TWO great infinity pools.

The house stretches six stories, on the first level that you walk into, there is a great little private office with a comfortable pull out couch. All of the rooms at Villa Tortugas have balconies and the tall skinny nature of the building means that it is easy to find a nice little place to read a book. The four master rooms were great and each had a queen sized bed, spacious appointed bathroom, and one had a nice children suite with two twins.

What also made the trip unforgettable was the staff. Muy, the porter and all around handy man, was constantly cleaning up the property and the pool. He met us all at the airport with a smile and was great to talk to throughout the trip. Gloria, the chef, was super sweet and more importantly an excellent cook. We only ate out in town one evening because we were so impressed with the food. Muy and Gloria wouldn’t hesitate to help us restock meals, snacks, or any type of beverage.

The only cons to the place were easily overcome. The beach is a little bit of a walk away in Mismaloya, but Muy doesn’t hesitate to arrange drop-off and pick-ups from there. Also, because the beach is small and the nearby road crowded, there wasn’t a good area for the exercise enthusiast. My colleagues made do though by running up the steep stairs that wind through the beautiful garden that runs up and down the side of the house.

Everyone in our group would return again without hesitation, and many of us would like to arrange trips here with our families as well. I can’t thank Paulette, the owner, enough for having us, and also for being very understanding during the booking process.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Excellent property in well kept condition

  • 4 of 5

We were 3 families with kids and Seniors and we stayed for a week. The overall experience was fantastic, it was thrilling for the kids to catch glimpses of Dolphins, Whales, Turtles right from the pool on the property. The staff and the cook (Gloria) were excellent and they were extremely patient and helpful, especially with kids running around.

Overall it was a delightful and relaxing experience, the property is quite big with many rooms so for a group of 15 it was a perfect fit. One word of caution for families with little ones, some of the edges of the stairs/balconies are open so you will need to keep an eye on them always. We did a couple of snorkeling trips along with zip lining and horse riding. We also got a local (Pedro) to take us on jungle hike up a local mountain - it was spectacular!.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I needed a getaway from the hustle of the big city and we seriously got it.

The house is just beautiful. Well kept and decorated to feel like home and very comfortable.

Besides the obvious amazingness of having TWO infinity pools to choose from their are just so many nooks of serenity. Wether it's on the swing outside the balcony or the small hut on top of the look out section by the pool or in the gorgeous landscaping nature walk along the side of the house.

We had the options to either lay by the pool or stay home and have the most delicious home made food prepared for us or head into town for dinner.

The house is located very close the beach and zoo (which we were really impressed had a TON of animals). I mean who would have the thought the zoo in PVR would be stocked with wild animals. The kids also got to play with baby tigers and monkeys for a little more money. The beach was very cute. Stocked with so many cute places to sit down and have margaritas and food right on the beach. There is also water excursions if you're interested. Downtown PVR or the boardwalk / marina and such is about 30-40 mins away.

Some very key points: The house had wifi available on every floor. There is a live in handy man who will do everything from fix your TV to head into town to stock the bar.

All the water in the house is filtered so have no worries of montezuma's revenge.

It is a fully stocked and functioning house. Everything you could or may need is already there. Made it much easier to not pack bulky things like towels Ect.

Check out Chico's Paradise. About 5 miles up into the mountains on your right hand side. Great for a day trip and lunch. Has Rock jumping into one of the fresh water rivers coming down from the mountains and zip lining.

Wether you're looking for an action packed excursion filled vacation or to just simply disconnect from life and relax you will feel very safe and relaxed right here.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire


  • 5 of 5

Upon our arrival at Villa Tortugas, we were greeted by the lovely house-manager Gloria, with margaritas in hand and delicious appetizers on the veranda. And, it only got better from there. The staff is UNBELIEVABLY attentive and thoughtful. The food was delicious, the margaritas even better ;-) The pictures simply do not it justice - the place is way bigger than we imagined. The villa exceeded our every expectation, and we WILL BE coming back.

Thank you for giving us a vacation for the ages!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

La Dolce Vita

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a week and I never wanted to leave. On the first morning, I woke up and put on my bathing suit, walked upstairs and onto the kitchen patio. Coffee and juice were already sitting out for me even though I was the first one to breakfast. I poured a cup of coffee and walked into the infinity pool. The first thought I had was, "so this is what heaven looks like" The view from the pool was majestic. Once everyone awoke and made it upstairs, an amazing breakfast was prepared for us. After breakfast, I went downstairs to grab my phone only to find my bed had already been made. I immediately felt like I was at a five star hotel that I had all to myself (and my friends) Then I went down by the main pool to read my iPad under the palapa, cold Corona in hand. The view from there was paradise. My friend plugged his iPod into the villa stereo and we could listen to it from every corner of the property, including the palapa.

After an hour of reading, my group drove down the road to the local beach (2 minutes away.) Only it wasn't your average vacation beach, since we were nowhere near the main city. This was the local beach. This wasn't a tourist vacation spot. This is where tourists wished they vacationed. After a light snack at the beach and some swimming, we drove back to the villa. Lunch was being prepared when we got back. We all changed and sat for lunch, or a feast . . . it felt more like the latter.

Day one was nowhere near over and I already never wanted to leave. The next day we chartered a small fishing boat to take us snorkeling. A local guide my friend knew took us out to swim with beautiful fish, then we stopped at a hotel beachfront restaurant for lunch. Afterwards, we went to a local village with a grand waterfall that all the locals were swimming under. You don't see places like this living in the States.

If I could repeat one day over and over again, it would be one of the days from this vacation. One day at Villa Tortugas and you'll agree!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

One of the most amazing vacations ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Villa Tortugas allowed my family and I to completely enjoy every aspect of this wonderfully cultured city. The villa is very close to town, making it easy to access the lifestyle, art, history, cuisine, etc. at the drop of a hat. When we were tuckered out from a long day shopping, hiking, fishing, snorkeling, what have you, we were so pleased to know that we had a private villa to come back to and relax in. The wonderful staff, especially Chef Gloria, made every moment spent there a breeze and hassle free. The architecture, views, pools/hot tubs, amazing waterfalls and comfortable beds, truthfully, made us never want to leave. The entire building is well maintained and clean thoroughly every day, making it one of the finest experiences we have ever had as a family. If you ever want to get away to PV for a luxurious adventure then bring your family and friends to Villa Tortugas where your every need is catered to. See you next year & Thank You!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Puerto Vallarta (PVR- Lic.Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Marina Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Route 200
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Mismaloya Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $950 Per night

Puerto Vallarta Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 20 2015 - Dec 17 2015
4 night minimum stay
Oceanfront Rates :)
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oceanfront Rates :)
Jan 11 2016 - Apr 4 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Cancellation: 60 days prior to arrival with a $1,000 cancellation fee.

After I receive the deposit by check or wire transfer, I send you a letter/contract, a copy of which you return. Then after I've received the rent, I send check-in e-mail with instructions and my local recommendations :) Enjoy!!

Also see our OCEANFRONT Penthouse in Downtown Puerto Vallarta - HomeAway # 981073

Deposit: $1500 This is separate from the rent itself. Your deposit is promptly returned when I receive my keys & cleaning service says everything is in good order

The rent itself is not due until 60 days prior 2 arrival
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Puerto Vallarta Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • River
  • Town
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Studio
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Kitchen/Dining Area
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Plus Steam Room
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , Pool Area
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower , Pool Area
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
  • At Villa Tortugas, each bedroom suite is very private, with 2 bedrooms per floor sharing beautiful furnished terraces, in a cascade down the hillside. They are 6 levels in all, and whilst this afford everyone their own privacy and space, there are plenty of steps involved. There is an outside glass elevator available that runs from the upper pool deck to the lower game room deck, they are still two flight of stairs to undertake.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The villa has 2 separate infinite swimming pools: one on the dining area terrace, with a swim to bar and palapa (tiki). Meals can be served in that area for up to 8 people. Second pool is quite large and located in the lowest deck. **Food and drinks: Meals are cooked by our Chef. We suggest to prepay $500 so you will have supplies available for your first meals ready when you arrive. Then, as needed, our staff could purchase the food and beverages for your stay; receipts of shopping will be presented by our house manager to be refunded by you on a daily basis. Or, if you prefer, you could do your own shopping. Before you arrival, we will ask you of any food preferences and or restrictions so we can prepare the menus for your stay

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