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Villa Tortuga - 180 degree Bay View from Jacuzzi at he best surf beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Beachfront Villa at the famous Playa Maderas, 30 m above sea level, surronded by forest with direct beach access. An unforgettable place, 11 km from San Juan del Sur to relax and have the best experience with family and friends, enjoying amazing sunsets and wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean.

You can enjoy many diferent spaces around the villa. You have a bay view, a direct view to Playa Maderas Rock, watching the most amazing sunsets around this rock. Take a dip in private pool or use your own direct beach access. This place is a complete experience of both views and nature, very private with 24 hours security and housekeeping, cooking personnel at your service as you wish. Fx help you with the outside grill and kitchen, if you do not want to do it yourself.

We have very effective WIFI inside and outside, so you can always upload your pictures and be connected to us as we offer a high personalized service level.

We can arrange transportation from the airport if you wish. We will be there and welcome you when you arrive and provide all practical info. We will contact you every day personally and always be available on the phone. And through local contacts we help you arrange activities according to what interests you might have.

This is a place where you can have full privacy and at the same time have access to flexible services as you wish.

A 4WD is needed to come here because of the last part of the road and we can also help you rent this.

More Details

Ricardo Talavera
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Ricardo Talavera

It's been almost ten years since we start this project along with our partner from Denmark, who give us all the support we need to continue growing. This is a long term project and the idea is to create and unique place to relax and spend a wonderful experience surrounded by the forest and the ocean

Why Ricardo Talavera chose San Juan del Sur

Playa Maderas is a social beach still with an original nicaraguan vibe. You can go to rustic restaurants on both sides - swim - surf - ride a horse - or just lay back and enjoy the sun. Neighbors work all together and you will get different experiences and special feeling of a cooperating community. Our villa is beachfront with the best location, in the edge of a forest with trails and howler monkeys.

What makes this house unique

Most famous surfing beach in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

In front of the Villa is located the most famous surfing beach in Nicaragua. The beach has several views, each of unparalleled beauty. You can enjoy from the Villa the magnificent view known as the Majahual's Rock. To the south in the infinite you can see the mountains located in Costa Rican territory. Many people enjoy swimming in these crystalline waters.

Each evening you can enjoy a beautiful sunset


San Juan del Sur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • We can change the beds depending on the needs
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • swimming
Trails where you can see howler monkeys and enjoy the forest.


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Villa Tortuga - 180 degree Bay View from Jacuzzi at he best surf beach
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Incredible views . Location great Beach wonderful

  • 4 of 5

Interior could use some updating

People so friendly

Bathroom cleanliness lacking

Visiting Nicaragua first time great experience

You need a vehicle

Bring all the supplies you need

Power supply spotty

Kitchen utensils need updating

Felt very secure

Cooking, water provided at reasonable price

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Windsor Heights, IA


  • 5 of 5

The property is gorgeous; the staff were wonderful; the location is superb & we had awesome weather!! HIGHLY recommend this to all!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just stayed there with wife and 3 kids aged 12, 14, 17. Surf to the right, empty beach to the left. The house is comfortable and the views are amazing! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada


  • 4 of 5

This villa is perfect for families or travelling with friends. It is so close to a number of beaches and Matilda's beach hut which has the most amazing food. The one thing you need to be aware of there are lots of critters so keeps your eyes ope

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view and beach access

  • 4 of 5

The highlight of Villa Tortuga is definitely the sunset view. The house is great and the beds very comfortable. The taco shacks and casual restaurant at Playa Maderas are an easy walk and very convenient to have so close by. The house has all basic supplies like sheets, towels, soap, etc. but is lacking a bit in the kitchen. It could really use some staples like oil, salt/pepper, coffee, etc. The pots, pans and knives can use updating as well. Drinking water is supplied. Ricardo and his staff were very attentive and helpful in arranging specifics. This house is more remote than we originally thought and we opted out of renting a car. The most affordable way into town (SJDS) was to take the shuttle truck leaving from Playa Maderas about 3 times a day. Times are posted at the beach. Cost was only $3 each way or $5 roundtrip. The only drawback was the last trip back from town left before 5pm. For private transport it was $30 one way. The trip into town takes almost 30 minutes on a bumpy road. We were a group of women and never felt at risk. 24 hour security on site at the house ensured privacy as well. The pool was kept clean and the daily maid service was definitely adequate. Wifi was hit or miss. This may be because of the high winds, but we were constantly kicked off Wifi. The water in the shower never got hot, but due to the warm weather we didn't mind taking cool showers. Having a phone that works in Nicaragua is recommended. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our entire experience and would highly recommend this house for anyone looking for an adventurous place to relax and enjoy the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome! The location could not be any better, it's a 1 minute walk to the beach (which you get to yourself most of the time), the views and sunsets are to die for, and it's only a 10 to 15 minutes drive to San Juan del Sur and the drive is really not that bad. It's pure heaven for children (and adults too!) as they go from the beach which has awesome rock pools (saw angel fishes, tons of star fishes to name a few) to the jacuzzi (which is more a small pool than a jacuzzi, it's actually quite big). The house itself is really nice and has everything you need: we cooked everyday and the kitchen has all necessary items, bedrooms are spacious and A/C works really well, great water pressure in the bathrooms. The staff is very helpful with a guard 24/7, pool is kept really clean, any issue is fixed right away and Ricardo was perfect at answering emails very promptly and even greeted us when we got there.

We got lucky to have monkeys visiting us one evening, this was awesome. You will see a lot of different creatures from praying mantis to skunks! Welcome to paradise.

Yes, there is no WiFi but why would you need it in a place like this? My son, who is always attached to his iPad and his online games didn't ask for it once, way too busy with the beach, the Jacuzzi, the animals. Book without hesitation. Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
San juan del sur
Car: recommended

Your final destination is VILLAS PLAYA MADERAS. Once you get to San Juan del Sur, just follow the signs to Playa Maderas, we are right next to the restaurants at the beach, you will see the signs on the way to Maderas. We can arrange trasnportation, and in case you are renting a car, remember that it has to be a 4x4 car

Playa Maderas is a social beach with an original nicaraguan vibe. You can go to rustic restaurants on both sides , swim, surf, ride a horse, or just lay back and enjoy the sun. Neighbors work all together and you will get different experiences and special feeling of a cooperating community.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $40 per person per night

Owner'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.