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Tropical Beachfront On Turtle Beach-Special Summer Rate

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms/3 Full Bathrooms with Beach Views, Sleeps 8

Villa Del Mar offers a true tropical getaway!

Four bedroom BEACHFRONT Villa in a stand of coconut palms and tropical gardens on 5 miles of pristine undeveloped beach. A protected sea turtle nesting habitat, our soft sand beach is perfect for swimming and is considered one of the best surfing spots on the coast. Canoes and sea kayaks are provided for exploring the adjacent estuary and to view migratory sea birds and other wildlife. Longboard-style surfboards and boogie boards are also provided.

The villa features hand-crafted Mexican furnishings and Central American artifacts, showcased under a soaring 20 foot palapa ceiling, creating an ambiance that reflects the villa's serene setting. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped. Each of the four bedrooms opens to a beach facing patio.


REVIEWS: Environmentally Friendly: “I have the privilege of experiencing a working sea-turtle camp firsthand because I am staying at Playa Las Tortugas, a charming, ecologically minded property on an otherwise uninhabited stretch of pristine beach. Next to a tidal estuary lined with mangroves—where I spend a glorious afternoon in a canoe, spotting roseate spoonbills and great blue herons,among other bird species—this property demonstrates the value of conscientious development.” Alaska Airlines Magazine

“A residential development dedicated to environmentally conscious living”. ~ Robb Report Vacation Homes .........

“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 March 5, 2006

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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a WONDERFUL time! It is, hands down, the most relaxing vacation we

have ever taken. Everything was exactly as described and better. Elvira and

the ladies out did themselves every day with the food. We had more than we

could have ever dreamed of eating. The house was spotlessly clean and so

comfortable to stay in. There is so much room in there, and the wrap around

porch was the best. Everyone loved being able to wake up in the morning

and look out at the ocean and listen to the waves.

Andres was so helpful. He helped the boys peel a coconut and drink the milk!

He takes such pride in his job, it shows in the condition of the grounds. The

flowers were beautiful and add such a nice touch.

Great house, great beach, great staff. It was a Five Star Holiday. Thank you

so much, I am telling everyone I know about it!

Curt and Becky Knoepke

Cole, Schafer, Devin and Riley.
Mar 2006
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Tepic Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • A private full bathroom is located in the Master Suite. Outdoor shower is also available.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , can be configured to 1 king
  • All bedrooms have additional exterior doors opening to private sitting patios with beachfront views and access.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Our on-site property manager will answer questions, attend to your needs, and can arrange for transportation, activities and meal plans. It's necessary to arrange meals before arrival. There are several acres of common area gardens to wander through, with well over one hundred different types of tropical plants and trees. The ocean and pool are warm enough to swim in all year round. Playa Las Tortugas features an uncrowded, clean beach, and a number of activities both on property and nearby such as Surfing, Wave Kayaking, Boogie Boarding, Fishing, and Shelling, Canoing, Whale Watching, Bird Watching, Walking or Running on Miles of Sand Beach, and Sea Turtle Conservation activities (during season) at the Sea Turtle Conservation Camp. Villa Del Mar provides our guests the use of our surfboards, boogie boards, canoe, and sea kayaks free of charge. Maid service included. Gardener included. Cook/Meal Plan optional.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Tropical Beachfront On Turtle Beach-Special Summer Rate
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 15 reviews
Oakland, CA

Another year in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our fourth visit to Villa del Mar. We love this house and this beach. Highlights this year were venturing across the estuary to Platanitos, boogie boarding with our kids - who each year are more adventurous, releasing just-hatched baby turtles, celebrating Valentine's Day on the palapa, playing in the low tide at the estuary, and (almost) daily margaritas. As always, we loved Aurora's delicious breakfasts. The house is a perfect split for two families, with each group having a side with privacy. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Del Mar. The house was large enough for 5 adults and two children and very comfortable. It is beautifully decorated with Mexican art and sculptures. We especially enjoyed sitting outside in the comfortable deck chairs with the spectacular ocean view.

The children loved playing in the ocean waves and in the sand. Releasing the baby turtles which had hatched while we were there was a special treat for us all. We enjoyed long walks on the almost deserted beach while looking for whales which were breaching out in the ocean. One day we rented horses for a fun two hour ride on the beach.

We had delicious meals prepared for us part of the time by our housekeeper. The kayak ride in the estuary is peaceful and a chance to see many birds. Also, we crossed in kayaks to walk into the little fishing village of Platinitos to eat at a very good beach restaurant.

The drive from Puerto Vallarta is about two hours and includes a 20 minute drive down a gravel road. It is a pretty drive through jungle and farm fields, but coming at night a little difficult to find the first time. When we arrived at La Playa de Las Tortugas, what a wonderful surprise. It was a great vacation with perfect temperatures of air and water and we would like to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC

Undeniably perfect in every sense

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a two week stay at Villa Del Mar in Playa Las Tortugas. Our group consisted of two families, with two children each, ages 7, 4, 3 and 18 months. I had read a travel review of this property several years ago, and had kept it saved to my ‘favorites’ ever since, in hopes that we would one day get there, and thankfully we were finally able to make it happen.

I have just finished writing a very thorough review of everything we loved about this house and this area, but didn't realize I was limited in characters on this site, so if you are interested in the whole review, please check out Playa Las Tortugas on Tripadvisor.

In summary, this is without a doubt the most beautiful, peaceful, safe, family-friendly destination we have ever travelled to. All I think about these days is how and when we are going to be able to return. Before we arrived, I was a bit worried about what we were going to do with our time, and how the kids were going to manage, but all my concerns were totally invalid. Our family has never enjoyed such a beautiful vacation, and one another's company on holidays, as much as we did here!

This house is perfectly laid out for a large family, and we had a TON of space. With the enormous patios, the sprawling yard and the private palapa, we had endless options of where to spend our time. in terms of food, I cannot stress enough how amazing the meal service was, and the staff in general were so impressive. I'd get up each morning, put on a pot of coffee, walk on the beach, play with the kids and be back for 9:00, just in time for an amazing breakfast served outside, and enjoyed with a spectacular ocean view. Dinners were equally amazing, and made for such a stress free experience.

This house has everything you could possibly need and then some. The owners are lovely, helpful and gracious, and have set up an amazing vacation home in PLT. We spent our days playing in the pool, splashing in the ocean, or traveling to neighboring villages and having awesome adventures. The beach is spectacular and the gardens surrounding this property are exquisite.

Basically, picture the most beautiful, natural tropical setting you can imagine, and combine it with all the luxuries that make life a little easier, and that's what you'll find at PLT. Without hesitation, without reservation, all I can say is: you MUST experience this place at least once in your lifetime!! We'll be back!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Lake Tahoe, California

Your very own 5 star resort!!

  • 5 of 5

Being in the hospitality industry affords me a keen eye for detail and quality. "Villa Del Mar" is hands down the best value for a stay in Mexico. There are several contributing factors that validate this statement as follows:

THE SET UP: The "Villa" is literally 60 yards to the high tide line on the beach with nothing but some lazy coconut trees in between. The surrounding property is meticulously kept grounds, backing to an estuary that one might find in national geographic. Needless to say privacy is a given.

ACTIVITIES: With a gorgeous swimming pool that ties the community together and a private open relaxation deck with a grass roof, hammocks and lounge chairs, "tropical therapy" is in session! If you want to be active you have several options! Estuary tour on a kayak, discover waterfalls, surf (directly in front of the "Villia" alone), SUP, scuba, snorkel, explore towns and authentic Mexican culture or just take in the incredible natural setting. Did I mention the "Villa" sits on a turtle preserve.

QUALITY: It's clear the owners have put thought into the property with tasteful decorative contributions and the highest level of maintenance. Housekeepers come daily providing more time for leisure and authenticating the resort feel.

All and all, this property is perfect for groups and family's. I highly recommend a stay at "Villa Del Mar" to get the most out your precious vacation time.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very happy repeat customer

  • 5 of 5

This year is the second year we've rented this Villa, and it won't be the last! We had a spectacular time last year, and this year was even better. We rent with another family (we are both families of four) and the layout works great for us. This is a perfect place for relaxation and lots of beach time on a beautiful beach. We also hired the property's cooks and were very pleased...wonderful Mexican breakfasts and generous delicious dinners.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Solana Beach, CA

Amazing location and property! All the luxury and relaxation you could ask for

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from 9 days at Villa del Mar in Playa Tortuga. The layout of the house is perfect for two families, although we were just there with our family of four and had lots of space to spare. The palapa is great for afternoon naps when the sun is high and the winds pick up a bit. The mornings were perfect at the beach every day. The pool was great in the late afternoon, or anytime really for the little ones. Gabriel and Aurora were very attentive, helping us with any request we might have, including finding popsicles for the kids. The beach is just right outside the house. The most amazing way to start the day is with a morning stroll to the beach, coffee in hand, a dip in the ocean, to come back to a beautiful breakfast all laid out on the outdoor dining table. A truly perfect family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Puerto Vallarta

Villa Del Mar is located on the beautiful Nayarit coast, a scenic hour and a half drive north of Puerto Vallarta at Playa Las Tortugas. “Riviera Nayarit' is largely undeveloped and is being carefully planned to ensure the natural resources are protected. Our 5 mile stretch of pristine undeveloped beach is designated as a protected sea turtle nesting habitat, where, in season, guests can witness this magical nightly event or take part in nighttime baby turtle releases! Our adjacent natural salt water estuary is home to thousands of migratory birds and other wildlife. The nearby villages reflect the spirit of Mexico's charm, where locals farm the rich soils for the produce and tropical fruits they sell at local markets and roadside stands, as well as markets displaying locally made handicrafts. Nearby excursions include a spectacular waterfall, Indian ruins, and a wildlife river boat ride.

Other Activities: sea kayaking, activities at nearby turtle conservation camp


Rates & Availability

Tepic Villa Rental Rates


  • Special 2 person rate (using 1 bedroom) $2000/week (regular season only)
  • Maid and Gardener included.
    Meal/Cook option
    On site massage available
  • Available all year round.
    Jan.5 - April 15:$2600/week
    April 16- May1; $3000/week
    May 2-Dec. 14; $2600/week
    Dec. 15- Jan.8: $3900/week
    ***SPECIAL SUMMER RATE: JUNE 1- SEPT 30 $2100/week
    SUMMER 2 PERSON RATE (using 1 bedroom): $1600/week

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