About the property
- Villa2400 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
2400 sq ft Villa, 3 B/R + Convertible bed, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-8) Close to beach
CASA TORTUGA is in the perfect location, conveniently situated at the most northern end of the private gated community of Playacar (phase 2), immediately adjacent to Playa del Carmen next to the 10 Ave Playacar Entrance. 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 Tbox of the Championship Hard Rock 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 (4-10 mins depending on your speed!) 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.
*If you don't feel like eating out, make yourself at home in the fully equipped kitchen complete with granite counters, handmade custom mahogany cabinetry, modern appliances including 2 fridge/freezers and front loading Laundry. Or hire a chef (ask owner for details) to come in and cook a special meal for you.
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/rain 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.
*There are two large bedrooms upstairs complete with KING size beds in each and ensuite full bathrooms with walk-in rain 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 (1 adult or 2 smaller kids under 12).
*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 throughout the villa.
Maid service 2x/week, fresh bottled water and an American property manager with Concierge service, will ensure a smooth vacation. You will be met by one of our Property Manager's Concierge's 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 4-10 min stroll (depending how slow you walk!) along a direct stone path (with steps) 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 3-10+ 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 cobbled road behind the tennis court and is a very short walk north of 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! Let us know if you are travelling with a larger group of friends/family that want to be in the same vicinity.
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/highchair availability, or groceries upon arrival.
Check out where we are on the Google map below! The NORTH end of Playacar is closest to 'Playa del Carmen' town. Just a short walk to everything.
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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 15 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 Villas del Mayab
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
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The best kept secret in Playacar
Location: Perhaps the best location possible. Just inside the Playacar gate. 10 Min walk to 5th Avenue. 10 Min walk to beach. 5 min walk for food/snacks. 1 min walk to pool. Yet very quiet.
Property: The house needs nothing. All the necessary supplies. We rented bikes and it even has a place to lock them up! Tennis is just outside the front door. Casa Tortuga even has tennis racquets.
Experience: The overall experience that is provided from the moment you rent is first class. The property management company - Bric, takes all the guesswork out. It made our stay completely worry free.
Overall: We have been to the area several times and after staying at Casa Tortuga, we will not stay anywhere else.
Wow! All I can say is "Thank you" and we look forward to you returning!
Casa Tortuga was perfect in all ways.
Casa Tortuga was perfect in all ways. The location was so convenient. Getting to the beach was a very short walk. Downtown Playa del Carmen was the perfect distance as being too close would result in more noise and traffic. The private pool for the few houses in this small development was just a few steps away, but far enough to not be disturbed by other guests. The casa afforded complete privacy from both the road and the common area of this small development. The décor and the amenities of this house were above and beyond most rentals we have experienced. The kitchen was fully furnished (even a milk frother!), beds and bedding were exceptional and beach towels as well as beach/pool toys were all there to use. The management company was very efficient in responding to any questions or concerns. We plan to be back next year.
Amazing Place.Awesome Location.
Most amazing trip ever. The Villa had everything and more. Do not hesitate to stay here,close to beach,close to town could not ask for anything more. The Villa is so well set up for your vacation. You will find almost everything you need. Property is very well maintained. The Villa has folders of info that is so well laid out you can find everything to do in most of Mexico. I give it the highest recommendation. The pool is large and friendly and inviting. Best place to stay in Playacar/Playa Del Carmen.
Thankyou for the glowing words! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and found almost everything you could possibly need. We strive for our guests to have the most positive, comfortable experience possible. Home away from home!
Fantastic Vacation, Great Place
We enjoyed staying at Casa Tortuga! The home is well kept and well stocked. Our group consisted of 2 families with teenagers. The girls shared the downstairs room and parents each took the upstairs rooms- very private and quiet. The house had lots of "extras" such as great beach towels, beach chairs, beach toys, pool noodles, snorkel equipment and even life jackets for little kids. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes and kitchen gadgets- even spices in the cupboard. Its only downside is no dishwasher- but we were fine washing by hand. Issac at Bric hotel was very accommodating bringing extra bottled water when needed and offering great advice on which cenotes to visit. The owners are doing a great job keeping up this house and it was very convenient to 5th street- we enjoyed evening strolls on 5th after dinner and felt very safe the whole time. We enjoyed our trip very much- we are already planning our trip for next year! Owner gives great information when you rent with her- we used here tips on where to visit each day- priceless information!
Thankyou for your kind words. I'm so glad you had a great time and found Casa Tortuga well equipped. That is my intention - home away from home! Regarding the dishwasher - very few places have one or one that functions! (many are just decorative taking up precious space!) The high cost of running it combined with the hard water are not dishwasher friendly and we think having a 2nd fridge for drinks is far more valuable!
This weeks upgrades include an alkaline water system, a new steam convection toaster oven (my apologies for the half broken toaster oven - I had to bring down from Canada!) more gadgets and a bodega screen door so the lovely ocean breeze can blow thru the kitchen now. Its heaven. Improving wifi is next up.
My family stayed at Casa Tortuga in January. We were a party of 8. My husband, our two kids (ages 1 & 4.5), his parents, brother & wife. It was a really great experience. The house was perfectly suited to all of us, with plenty of space and privacy. The house was really clean with two great patios for lounging. The pool was great and we enjoyed bbq'ing (walmart had everything we needed). The location was fantastic - a short walk to the centre of everything. PDC is a very touristy place, which we generally don't like but knew what we were getting into before going. It was what we needed for this vacation and the property provided us enough serenity away from the busyness. We took a day trip to Tulum (rented a car - book online, it's much cheaper than walking in to a rental place) which was easy and fun. Highly recommend this property and BRIC who were super helpful as a company. My son talks about going back every single week!
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.
Additional information about rental rates
Mexican Tax may be applied. It 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 - Contact Owner. Xmas Holiday Season - Min 7 nights for Xmas week and New Year week, each week to consist of either 25 Dec or 31 Dec to allow 2 full week rentals over Peak season. Contact Owner for final payment amounts as auto quote may differ.