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Robert (Ken) King

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, Any language by email!

Elegant PRIVATE Villa, Dazzling Ocean Views, Poolside, 5 mile beach - Villa Reye

8 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Overview

Platanitos Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 2 Master Bedrooms, air mattress, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 5 to 6, rooftop bed!

Villa Reyes at Playa Las Tortugas - a secluded ocean front community on a gorgeous beach near Platinitos. An upscale tropical paradise on Mexico’s Pacific shore. Entrée Magazine summed up the picturesque setting: ..... “ a gorgeous, coconut-producing plantation, an 1100-acre estuary teeming with exotic birds and a turtle camp protecting the endangered olive ridleys ..“ The area also enjoys perfect 'Puerto Vallarta weather' ... 80's in Dec, Jan, Feb. There are usually 300 sunny days per year.

Villa Reyes beckons you to the travel experience of a lifetime in our private 3000 square feet home. 2000 sq ft of this includes the air conditioned living spaces on the first and second floors plus the two covered porches which adjoin the bedrooms downstairs and the dining and living areas on the second floor. The third floor provides 1000 square feet of open deck - equipped with a wet bar, palm covered palapa, full size outdoor day bed, dining table, and lounge chairs.

You will enjoy bothg privacy and tranquility ... with ocean views and the sounds of waves from both king size bedrooms, kitchen, living room, dining room and from the rooftop deck. The pristine beach is just a leisurely 3 minute stroll through colorful tropical flowers, foliage, and coconut palms. Only yards further up the beach is the mangrove lined estuary where you can kayak among 125 species of exotic birds, including the resident pelicans and roseate spoonbills.

Canoe or swim across the estuary for lunch at one of Platanitos’ six sand floored, oceanfront restaurants. Enjoy a walk or a barefooted run on 5 miles of uninhabited sand beach that is lined with palm trees and goes on as far as the eye can see. The ocean waves are great for boogie boards, surfers, and ocean kayaks. The large community pool and the new 65 ft lap pool are just steps from Villa Reyes and are favorites of our guests. Volunteering to help the Turtle Camp research facility preserve the endangered sea turtle population is a popular guest activity. Even small children can participate in the release of hatchlings - sometimes as many as 1,000 in one evening.

Villa Reyes was purchased in September, 2011, by the current owners who have updated many of the amenities to insure the comfort of guests. Villa Reyes is now one of only two Tortugas rentals that offer air conditioning in all rooms – a special benefit when the mid-day temperatures heat up. A clothes washer and dryer are located in the Villa and the staff will gladly do your laundry every 3rd day. The kitchen is equipped with full size appliances and bottled water is supplied. Bath and bedroom linens are provided.

The Villa has 2 king size beds. Both spacious bedrooms have full baths, including large tiled showers. Each bedroom opens to a covered lanai. The large closets are adequate for a long term stay. (A hairdryer and iPod dock are provided.) Air mattresses are also available and Pack and Play are available for children. Our new roof-top day bed has custom insect screening and perfect ocean/pool views. This bed can provide 'starry, starry nights' for the adventuresome.

Highchairs are available. Close parental supervision is needed for children on the rooftop deck, near stairs, and in the water. Childcare can be arranged by the Property Manager.

There is daily maid and garden service to insure your Villa and the grounds are in top condition for your enjoyment.

The dining room table seats eight. The dining room table and computer desk are well positioned to retain the ocean views while you relax to use the free WiFi or just read a book from our selection of novels.

There are two additional dining areas – one on the second floor balcony and one on the rooftop. (For those of you who would like to leave the cooking to us, we can arrange affordable/authentic Mexican meals prepared in your Villa by our wonderful cooks.)

The den with flat screen TV/DVD player for free NETFLIX movies adjoins the kitchen and provides great ocean views/sounds. CD’s, DVD’s, books, board games and playing cards are provided. Colorful Mexican tiles and tasteful accent pottery will add to your enjoyment.

To reach Playa Las Tortugas, guests will travel 70 miles north from the Puerto Vallarta airport. Good roads will take you by mountain passages, small villages, roadside fruit stands, and the scenes become progressively more rural in the heart of the Riviera Nayarit. By the time you turn west toward the ocean, you will see major farming which produces tons of pineapples, large herds of cattle, and huge mango orchards. Arrival at Playa Las Tortugas before sunset is recommended to avoid bikes and stray cattle that could be on the roadways.

This area from Puerta Vallarta to Playa Las Tortugas has a great reputation for traveler safety and cordial citizenry. Top security firms have found Puerto Vallarto and the Riviera Nayarit among the safest tourist destinations in the world.

The weather in Riviera Nayarit is widely recognized as some of the best on the Planet. Average year-round temperatures range from highs of 80 to 85 degrees to lows of 60 to 70 degrees. Most rain occurs from July through September and even then, most rain occurs at night or during pre-dawn thundershowers. Much of the year is characterized by deep blue skies and ocean breezes.

There are multiple options for transport from the airport. Many guests choose to rent a car from companies like Gecko Car Rentals (they pick up and return you to the airport/they include insurance in the rental price). Some guests use bus/taxi transportation. We also offer a private shuttle that will stop for grocery shopping in Puerto Vallarta, when requested. (Our staff can provide provide next day delivery of grocery items you may have forgotten.)

A Washington Post reporter called Playa Las Tortugas his 'Shangri-La, the place I could recommend without reservation or caveat.” Our secluded beach community will indeed take you back to the 'old Mexico'.

The well appointed Villa Reyes will provide comfort, privacy, serenity and memories to last a lifetime. (For optimum privacy, remember that Villa Reyes is a free standing dwelling ... not a duplex or condominium.)

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Robert (Ken) King (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, Any language by email!

About Robert (Ken) King

My wife and I are 'seniors' who traveled the world before finding our paradise on this five miles of secluded beach in rural Mexico. I was a Navy pilot and am a retired attorney from South Carolina. Currently, we divide our time between Georgia, and Mexico. We love being immersed in nature and fully support the conservation of Mexico's abundant turtle population. We are adventure seekers and we love the stimulating environment which we have found in rural 'old Mexico'. The people are especially friendly ... they are very tolerate of folks who do not speak Spanish.

Robert (Ken) King purchased this villa in 2011

Why Robert (Ken) King chose Nayarit

Playa Las Tortugas is the most pristine natural environment that we have found in 50 years of extensive travel. We have a five mile beach that is virtually uninhabited. A fresh water estuary provides miles of mangrove lined waterfront that is ripe for exploration by kayak. At times, the butterflies add a further colorful dimension. The weather is phenomenal. The closest restaurants are 20 minutes away by kayak and a little longer if you drive. They have sand floors and the fresh red snapper is cooked on open charcoal grills. Our home is located in a grove of coconut palms and tropical flowers which line the beach access. A large and refreshing community pool (lighted) and a 65 ft lap pool are only steps from our Villa. In combination, these natural attributes spell 'PARADISE'. For visitors, these amenities will provide the most memorable vacation of their life.

What makes this villa unique

The culture in rural areas of Mexico has remained true to tradition. Many aspects of life are slow and akin to 'yesteryear'. Often, farmers on horseback are contrasted with huge tractors that foreshadow the changes that are in progress. However, when the sun retreats at day's end, virtually all of the town's people come out to socialize with their neighbors on street sides and town squares. Nearby, vendors push carts laden with diverse food and beverages. Tiny 'mom & pop' stores sell vegetables and necessities from sidewalk displays. All in all, visitors can still experience the cultural warmth of old Mexican when visiting this area of Riviera Nayarit.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such an amazing time here! Just what we needed - a holiday in the sun. The house is amazing; we have never felt more comfortable staying in someone else's home. The beach is absolutely wonderful, it's so great to get some privacy! We spent many days enjoying the surf and the sun, along with many of the countless activities that Playa Las Tortugas has to offer. This was such a unique experience and we loved every second of it. The staff was wonderful and helpful, and they helped make sure that our stay was fun and rejuvinating. Thank you for opening your home to us! (Reproduced verbatim from the Villa's guest book by the new owners of Villa Reyes.)
Jan 2010
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Elegant PRIVATE Villa, Dazzling Ocean Views, Poolside, 5 mile beach - Villa Reye
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in Villa Reyes in March 2016 and had an incredible time. The house is very well appointed and our family of five was very comfortable during the stay. We had a cook for the week and found the food to be incredible. We live in Mexico City and the cooking was some of the best Mexican food I have experienced. Playa Tortugas is a hidden gem in Nayarit and I highly recommend this property. If you are looking to get away to a secluded tropical beach that still has all the amenities of daily maid service and a private cook this is the place. We hope to be able to visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Vacation in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for renting your wonderful home to us. We just returned from a truly relaxing and beautiful trip to Nayarit. I highly, highly recommend this lovely vacation rental. It was perfect for our family of 5: 2 adults and 3 young children. The beach is gorgeous, the water felt so lovely. This is a truly well appointed home with comfortable, large, beds. The sound of the waves and the perfect sea breeze lulled us to sleep each night. Miriam prepared some absolutely delicious meals for us. Kayaking to the estuary in the mornings was an amazing, national geographic type experience. I highly recommend arranging meals. Not having to make shopping trips or cook was one of the best parts of the experience. I have already begun recommending this spot to many of my friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Villa Reyes. We intend for our corner of paradise to provide a wonderful and memorable vacation for each guest. This makes your confirmation personally gratifying for Carolyn and I. Please come back anytime. (P.S. - I believe your children would also love to release baby turtles during the nesting season ... and then there are the horses as they get older!)
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5

Great place, good surf, peaceful, good service!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Puerto Vallarta with our two kids (9 and 6 year old girls) for Spring Break March 2014. We rented a car at Gecko Car Rental kindly recommended by Villa Reyes owner – would also recommend them. A quick stop on at the Mega at Bucarius and then on to the interesting road to PLT!

The PLT location has a good beginner/intermediate beach/river mouth surf break, I surfed a few times every day with a decent 9 foot Mexican long board! Superb for me and the kids also joined in with bogey boarding and relatively safe beach compared to other places I have been in Mexico. Of course, there were no crowds, just a few locals and some other PLT vacationers.

The house was great, clean an fully equipped with everything needed. The TV area couches could be more comfortable, but the WiFi bandwidth was excellent - Netflix a real bonus for evening relaxing in front of the box. The PLT caretakers - Gabriel and Pascual - were really helpful and always present for any questions or guidance. We did the Kayak trip up the river estuary to the mud flats, saw a croc on the way among many cool looking birds, kids loved that!

We stayed at PLT over 7 nights so did two trips to Sayulita which was great breaking the trip up a bit. We also went over to the nearby village of Plantanitos.

The PLT pool was well kept and close to Villa Reyes, one or two evenings the bugs became an issue so bring some repellent just in case. We also used the meal service provided which was good value, providing fresh breakfast and lunch/evening meals at a good price.

Overall we had an excellent time here and would recommend it to those looking for something more peaceful with a bit of Surf. Rent a car/jeep if you want to be mobile – the place is remote.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for capturing the essence of so many of the activities available to our guests; the natural and secluded setting; and the amenities offered by Villa Reyes. We trust your young daughters had some really unique and exciting stories to tell their friends when returning from Spring Break.
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Vashon Island, Washington
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Villa Reyes was fabulous! The owner's description of the house and property were exactly as we found. Every day was swimming in the ocean, kayaking in the estuary, and relaxing on the daybed on the rooftop palapa. In addition the staff was very accommodating and helpful and you cannot beat the dinners we had cooked for us! We are going back!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our goal is for our guests to have a wonderful vacation. We really appreciate our renters taking the time to share their positive commentary and we look forward to seeing this traveler again in the fall when our turtle eggs will be hatching!
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West Vancouver
5

Villa Reyes, Playa Las Tortugas

  • 5 of 5

We are just back home from our incredible stay at Playa Las Tortugas, feeling refreshed and ready to take on the rest of winter. This was a wonderful place to appreciate the very best of Mexican scenery and hospitality while enjoying a beautiful villa in a coconut plantation 2.5 hours north of Puerta Vallarta.

Playa Las Tortugas is a 5 mile beach where you can wander for hours enjoying the pelicans, snowy egrets, frigate birds and,eagles fishing at the shoreline; and most often without ever seeing another human. In addition, we were allowed to participate in the release of newly hatched turtles (hence the name Tortugas) from the two turtle conservation centers on the beach.

The resort is an assortment of beautiful villas situated at the north end of the plantation. Built at the turn of the century the houses are luxurious and provide more than just the comforts of home. All of the paraphernalia necessary for a fun filled holiday is made available by the owners (beach gear, barbecues, blenders, juicers, chaise lounges and “day beds” on the roof!). For those wishing a more inclusive holiday, staff is on hand daily to provide scrumptious Mexican meals. A beautiful pool provides the center piece for the resort and welcome respite in the heat of the day. Fun in the surf is as close as crossing the beach and diving in; something that quickly became a daily routine for the entire family from grandparents to the little ones.

The many villages and towns in the area were a treat to visit and are sure to restore the faith of the many skeptics who believe that the real Mexico has been lost to the dangers and sprawl of the big tourist centers. Fifteen minutes from the villa is the quaint village of Plantanitos. You get there by walking north on the beach, swimming across a narrow estuary and then climbing over a small hill to arrive at some of the best seafood in the area. It is perfect for an adventurous lunch. The city of San Blas is less than an hour north by car along a great coastal highway and includes, amongst many other attractions, a tour of the everglades where you are definitely going to see wildlife, including many a crocodillo. An evening in the town centre of Zaqualpan was the perfect place to enjoy a local hamburguesa for dinner and shopping for tomales and churros. Finally Thursday is market day in the town of La Panita. Everywhere we travelled we enjoyed the warmth and friendliness of the Mexican people. We can't say enough about PLT.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for providing this strong endorsement of Villa Reyes and Playa Las Tortugas. Your "word pictures" allow us all to enjoy your stay vacariously. Thanks for posting pictures of the new Villa Reyes exterior paint job on www.facebook.com/VillaReyesAtPlayaLasTortugas. Salute also to you and your Canadian neighbors who share our love for Global travel.
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Laredo, Texas
5

Playa Tortugas

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place in a beatiful setting.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Platinitos by kayak, canoe, car
Nearest Beach
5 miles of secluded beach on-site
Car: not necessary

Volunteer to help release turtle hatchlings & participate in turtle conservation, migratory bird watching via canoe or kayak, massage therapy, photography, experiencing rural Mexican culture/cuisine, surf fishing, deep sea fishing and whale watching in season. Golfing opportunities available at Tepic, Punta Mita, Litibu, and Puerta Vallarta (each facility is about 1.5 hours from Tortugas). Jungle adventures and waterfall excursions can be arranged from Playa Las Tortugas. Deep sea & surf fishing opportunities. Aquatic opportunities abound. Horseback riding on the beach for all ages & skills (inexpensive). The natural (eco-friendly) setting of Villa Reyes makes it a great destination for all age groups and the privacy is perfect for romantic occasions. The setting is also perfect for family reunions and yoga groups.

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Rates & Availability

Platanitos Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
$173
$1,200
$4,500
 
 
Fall Delight
Oct 15 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,250
$4,500
 
 
Christmas/New Yr.
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
$292
$2,000
 
 
Escape from winter
Jan 8 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$221
$1,500
$4,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,250
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

1. SPECIAL OFFER: Act now to save on this premium tropical vacation! Make your Villa Reyes reservation in October 2016 to get 20% off any reservation rates listed above. BONUS, free massage for each adult and unlimited use of our kayaks. Your quote will be revised when you make contact to confirm availability.

2. Seven night minimum stay for Easter rentals.

3. Contact owner for longer stays and for any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Platanitos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The tiled bathroom is large, incl. a storage cabinet.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , The tiled bathroom is large, incl. a storage cabinet.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , The 2nd floor bath is convenient to living areas.
  • The two full bathrooms are roomy and the showers are especially large. The staff keeps bathroom towels & mats well supplied. Beach towels are also plentiful for your many outdoor activities. There is also a 1/2 bathroom on the second floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large suite w/full bath, opens to deck, ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Large suite w/full bath, opens to deck, ocean view.
    Other (See Description) - 1 baby crib , Also, cot + 2 twin & 1 queen air mattress.
  • The two roomy King Sized bedroom suites have tiled bathrooms, ocean views, deck access, and much privacy. The closets in both bedrooms are large. There is a safe in one of the bedroom closets. An outdoor, rooftop canopy bed is provided on the third floor roof. Enjoy the comfort & breezes of a day bed. Romantics can enjoy the starry, starry nights. We also provide a sturdy cot and air mattresses with auto inflate and linens.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Our rates are for your own private house and include daily maid service. Our beach setting is a thing of beauty and off the beaten tourist bath. It allows 100% relaxation with all the creature comforts. An opportunity to see real Mexican culture in a setting that is not focused on tourism. If you like privacy, a tropical beach setting, being close to nature, and have a little sense of adventure ... you will love Villa Reyes!

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