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CASA TORTUGA: LUXURY Villa, Lg Pool, 250m to Beach, North end of Playacar

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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. 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 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! Combined with other privately owned/managed villas within Villas del Mayab, larger groups can be accommodated so you and your extended family or friends can be in the same vicinity....please contact us for further information.

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.

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Villas del Mayab Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NO additional guests than stated on contract. You will be asked to leave with no refund if violated.
  • If owners resident card is lost or not returned upon checkout $200 deducted from damage deposit.
  • PLEASE CONSERVE ELECTRICITY. AC's found left running with doors/windows open or villa unoccupied may forfeit damage deposit.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walkin shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walkin Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Main floor
  • 3.5 banos! All showers have special non metal large rain shower heads that actually allow for good water pressure (a common problem due to the hard water/low pressure in the region).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Walkin Shower Ensuite
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Walkin Shower Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bath/Shower Combo Ensuite
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size futon. 1 ADULT OR 2 small kids under 12
  • King size beds (2) In 2 upstairs bedrooms, Twin/Single Beds (2) In downstairs bedroom can be pushed together for king size, Baby Crib (1) Pack n Play (some baby linens provided), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size foam mattress futon in loft area. Can accomomodate 1 adult or 2 smaller children.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2400 sq ft of space to enjoy including 2 covered patios on main floor and 1 uncovered patio off master b/r. Instead of having to use AC, Enjoy a lovely through breeze off the ocean as all windows are flyscreened. Reclining beach chairs, Umbrellas and sand free beach mat. Some beach/floaties and toys for kids. Hairdryer in each bathroom. Extensive shared Garden area with large pool palapa that can be used for gatherings. Combine with another villa to accommodate larger groups. 2 Wall Safes. 24 hour security. 24/7 Concierge service available. NON-SMOKING. No pets. Maid service 2x/week and bottled water supplied. Comprehensive Local area Information and Activities binders in villa to help aquaint you with the area and plan your days if needed. Welcome package upon arrival.


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CASA TORTUGA: LUXURY Villa, Lg Pool, 250m to Beach, North end of Playacar
average rating of 4.857143 based on 33 reviews

The best kept secret in Playacar

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! All I can say is "Thank you" and we look forward to you returning!
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Richfield Minnesota

Amazing Place.Awesome Location.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Burlington, VT

Fantastic Vacation, Great Place

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, had a great time.

  • 4 of 5

Nice house and great location, close to everything. Pool is very close and gardens are clean. Brick management team was excellent and very helpful. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo close to 5th avenue

  • 4 of 5

Loved the condo. 5 min to 5th avenue. Walk to the beach is more like 10 min, not 5.

Only drawback is constant traffic noise during the night.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: During Peak Holiday seasons (Xmas/New Years week/Easter) night traffic tends to increase as partying hotel guests return late at night via taxis down the road to the All Inclusives. This stay was one of these weeks...Playa's busiest time of year. For clarity Casa Tortuga is a free standing house/villa not a condo.
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Property Manager

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Annabel

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

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thankyou to all our guests who have left such kind words in our villa guestbook at Casa Tortuga.....all these comments are quoted directly from past guests, before this online book was up and running. If you have stayed here and would like to add your own comment - please feel free to do so. Gracias!
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Nearest Ferry
0.25 Kilometres
To Cozumel
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Playacar Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Fishermen's Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Start of 5th Avenue.
Nearest Point of Interest
12th T-box of the Playacar Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Xaman-Ha Tropical Bird Aviary
Nearest Point of Interest
Entrance to Playacar Golf Course and Spa
Nearest Point of Interest
The Reef Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Playacar Phase 1
Nearest Point of Interest
Paseo Xaman-Ha
Nearest Point of Interest
Playacar beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Xaman-Ha condos
Nearest Point of Interest
Cozumel Ferry Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Mega (grocery store)
Nearest Point of Interest
Gran Porto Real All Inclusive Hotel (yellow)
Nearest Point of Interest
Mamitas and Kool Beachclubs
Nearest Point of Interest
Mahekal Hotel (used to be Shangri-La)
Nearest Point of Interest
Coco Beach (no facilities)
Nearest Point of Interest
Playacar Entrance Gate
Nearest Point of Interest
2nd Playacar entrance from highway.
Nearest Point of Interest
Sam's Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Centro Maya Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
1st Playacar Entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
Chedraui (groceries)
Nearest Point of Interest
Marzan Fruit & Veg
Nearest Point of Interest
ADO Bus Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Scotiabank ATM machine
Car: not necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.