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VRBO Stayed Here! Tropical Oasis with Private Chef & Extraordinary Ocean Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms with en suite baths, Ocean Views, expansive pool deck, outdoor grill

Villa Tortuga is a 4 bedroom, 4 full bath and 2 half bath luxury vacation rental located right in the heart of Manuel Antonio. Walking distance to nearby restaurants, coffee shops, banks, bakery, sport bar and bus stop. It is a quick 4-5 minute bus ride to the the national park & public beach, this magnificent villa is everything you are looking for in a home away from home. The Villa also has one of the finest chef's in Manuel Antonio, he will prepare your fresh catch or cater your meal to your liking. He is of Parisian decent and will bring you around the world in his cuisine, a true dining experience.

Upon arrival, your personal concierge will greet you with a welcome beverage and snack and assist in carrying your luggage from the car to your suites.

Villa Tortuga will dazzle you with it's expansive views from all 6 of it's incredible balconies, and outdoor relaxation pavilion (a private patio in a jungle setting, with views of the ocean).

Enjoy the company of a sloth, toucan, or capuchin monkey while sitting around the pool or taking in nature at the private pavilion, just steps from the front door of Villa Tortuga.

Cool off in the afternoon by taking a dip in your own private salt water pool, it gradually descends from 3.5' to 4.5' with built in seating to enjoy your favorite cocktail from the pool bar. The 1200 square foot teak deck offers ample tanning space and includes plenty of chairs to accommodate your family and friends. Rinse the sand from your toes by taking advantage of the outdoor shower located on the pool deck.

Interested in white water rafting, zip lining, or surfing lessons? Ask Victor, the villa manager! He is available to make your stay as comfortable, easy going, and exciting as you want! And he knows just who to call!

Interested in taking in the beautiful Costa Rican sunrise with a private morning yoga class? No problem! The pool deck overlooking the ocean is the perfect place for that!

Comfort is our forte at Villa Tortuga. You can Relax in the large bathtub inside the master bathroom, or cozy up in the plush robes provided to each guest during your stay. Luxury toiletries make your stay even more enjoyable by taking away the travel anxiety associated with packing 'liquids'.

Villa Tortuga's kitchen comes equipped with top of the line appliances, so whether you are feeding 2 or 10, our chef style kitchen can accommodate it! Sit back and let our private chef prepare your meals! Fresh fruit, salsas, fried plantains, and fresh fish are only a sampling of the wonderful meals that can be provided during your stay.

Or have dinner outside! Villa Tortuga comes equipped with two outdoor grills so you can watch the tide roll in from your own private pavilion.

At night, curl up into bed with one of the books from our private collection and relax. Our beds have brand new mattresses and divine bedding that will keep you cool and comfortable throughout the night.

Daily maid service is provided so you won't have to lift a finger! Bedding is changed at your request, and personal laundry service can be provided.

Villa Tortuga has AC throughout the entire home, even in the Living, Kitchen & dining area, which is a must and very rare to find in Costa Rica. We want to keep you comfortable while dining and on even the hottest of Costa Rican nights.

Enjoy a night in with the family and watch a movie from our collection on one of the many flat screen HD televisions located throughout the house.

If you are interested in staying at Villa Tortuga, we are only a phone call or email away! Our job is to make your stay as memorable as possible.

Other Amenities:

Outdoor kitchen


Wifi & Cable

Washer and Dryer


Private Chef (included 1-2 meals per day)

Board Games

Take a book/Leave a book


Beach towels

Boogie boards

Air Conditioning

DVD Player

Outdoor Stereo System

HD Televisions




Villa Tortuga is a short 4-5 minute drive to the beach, but don't worry, you don't need to rent a car if you don't want to, the bus stop is only a couple blocks away from the house.


Villa Tortuga can comfortably sleep 11 people.


Absolutely! Several restaurants are within walking distance of the house, our favorite being Agua Azul, where you can take in the incredible views, and have the BEST fish tacos!


Yes! Monkey's visit almost daily when there are guests, but we also have a sloth that likes to make appearances, several tropical birds, and an iguana named Mr. Sanchez. You can get a great view of even more through our telescope too!


"Villa Tortuga is the dream vacation!... Villa Tortuga offered everything that we were looking for: great location, plenty of space, beautiful environment, pool and amenities. The private chef & housecleaning services made it impossible to resist! ...It is ideal for any sort of guest – families, honeymooners, retreats, friend groups.. anybody! I would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone and everyone. I will certainly be planning a trip back!" - VRBO BEAR

**Villa Tortuga was selected by VRBO employees for a Bear Stay. The above excerpt is from her review after staying at Villa Tortuga for 1 week. The full review can be read by clicking "Read Review" next to the bear icon at the top of our listing

More Details

Jackie Morris
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2017

About Jackie Morris

Villa Tortuga has been a dream of ours since we first got married. Well, at least the idea of owning property within close proximity of the ocean was. Being from the landlocked state of Oklahoma, our visits to the beach came in the form of family vacations, most often to Florida or Mexico. In 2011 our family decided to take our Christmas trip to Costa Rica. Immediately we fell in love with the nature, the culture, and the people. Costa Rica is unlike any place in the world. For us, it was just developed enough to be comfortable, but untouched enough to remain a idillic paradise. After 3 years of Christmas vacations spent in Manuel Antonio, our family decided to take the plunge and buy property on our favorite street! We are taking every measure possible to make this home feel like a dream vacation home, and we hope that your family will enjoy it as much as ours does!

Jackie Morris purchased this villa in 2013

Why Jackie Morris chose Puntarenas

Villa Tortuga has undergone quite the facelift. While it wasn't the prettiest one on the block, we saw the potential in her. Her views are unmatched by any house on the same street. Not only that, but she is located right next door to our best friends, so it was a perfect fit for our family. In July 2014, we will be unveiling the brand new, fully renovated Villa Tortuga. Every tile, every wall, every faucet and fixture has been replaced. And while she maintains her glorious spot high upon the hill (her best feature), that's about all that remains of the former Villa. She's quite the looker now!

What makes this villa unique

You can see the ocean from almost everyone room in the house. The house has been engineered for plenty of privacy, so while there are neighbors close by, you will feel like you are in your own private paradise.


Manuel Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Guest Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet
    Pool Bathroom - toilet , Located on the pool level
    Pool Shower - outdoor shower , Rinse off after a long day at the beach!
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Coral Suite - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , Single bed is located in loft space
    Jungle Suite - 1 queen
    Casita Suite - 1 queen , The casita suite has it's own private entrance
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
NOTE: Breakfast and Dinner SERVICE is included in the rental price. Our chef will cook these meals for you free of charge. HOWEVER, the price of food is NOT included. Grocery costs vary per meal and guests select what kind of food they would like to have prepared. Our chef will do all the shopping, and cook the meals. Grocery bills will be provided at the end of your stay for you to cover the purchase of ingredients.


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VRBO Stayed Here! Tropical Oasis with Private Chef & Extraordinary Ocean Views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews

Simply amazing

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing we've visited a lot of different places and this by far is the best the food the chef prepared was some of the best we've ever had can't say enough

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joseph...the staff said you and your group were just the best! Come back and see us.
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Tuvimos una muy mala experiencia principalmente por qué se nos cobro adicionales

  • 1 of 5
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Desgraciadamente tuvimos una muy mala experiencia ya que se nos cobro una serie de cargos adicionales que no estaban en el contrato, a raíz de eso no se le dejo tips al personal. Por último y por la molestia de no haber dejado tips se nos invento cargos para no devolver la garantía. Cuidado no es gente honesta

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Oscar, As it was explained to you in the email response we already provided you - you were charged for an additional maid and chef because you brought more people than were in your contract, and in fact, more people than our "max occupancy" policy permits. This is not a "hidden fee" - this is a fee that would have been clearly explained to you if you had been honest with us about the number of people in your party at the time of booking. It is you who is dishonest. We have had nothing but positive reviews from our guests. It is very unfortunate that you felt like you had a right to come write a negative review, when the only person to blame for your experience is yourself, for not being forthright at the time of booking. And yes, after the amount of damage caused by your family, we are now having to make repairs. Because your party was incredibly destructive, you will not be receiving your damage deposit back - which of course was already explained to you. We can not allow your destruction to cause a negative experience for future guests, so remediation is needed. We have a damage deposit in place for exactly this reason. We can not be held financially responsible for damage caused to OUR house by YOUR group. Rightfully so, we have asked your group to not return. We are not dishonest. We are not hiding fees. If you had treated our home as it if were your own, and had been upfront about the number of guests in your party, we would be having a very different conversation today. And shame on you for taking your dissatisfaction in your own dishonesty out on our incredibly hard working staff by not tipping them out of spite. Sincerely, Villa Tortuga
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  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! It felt very luxurious and had beautiful views.The staff was great and helped us out a lot. There was a lot of fun activities to do both on and off the beach. There was also a lot of good places to eat near the house. I am already planning my return trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sabrina. We are looking forward to having you guys on your return trip in two months! Thanks, Villa Tortuga
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  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing. Victor was especially helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience on my first trip to this wonderful country. It was close to everything. Did a zip-lining/repelling excursion and spent a good amount of time on the beach, even learning to surf. We even had monkeys come visit us on the property! Great views, great pool, great house. I would recommend this for anyone looking to visit costa rica! I will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern CA

Awesome place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome! The house is huge and fit our larger sized party perfectly. It's clean and decorated very nicely! The views were amazing and there is a private pool if you aren't feeling like leaving the house. The staff was great! Victor was very helpful! My fiance and I stayed in the casita while we were vacationing with our friends and we loved it. Infact, we loved it so much that we are going to be staying at Villa Tortuga for our honeymoon as well. While we were there this time we did the ziplining tour and it was really fun. If you want some time in the jungle with some cool views you should try it out. Anyway long story short, I would highly recommend staying at Villa Tortuga if you want an awesome place to stay while you are in Manuel Antonio.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved Villa Tortuga through and through!! From the owners to the staff, ALL are super professional and amazing. We couldn't imagine staying anywhere else and having the same wonderful experience as we did our first time in Costa Rica. We looked at many homes on vrbo before deciding on this one. After we arrived, we knew we had made a perfect choice. The pictures do NOT give this place justice. The house is so clean and has so much character. The views are to die for!! Every morning, my husband and I sat out on the top balcony and watched the sun come up. It was just beautiful. We are frequent guests of the Florida panhandle and love vacationing at the beautiful beaches, but there's something about Villa Tortuga that allows you to experience

Costa Rica in a way that is simply unforgetable. Not to mention that you can see practically ALL of Manuel Antonio from the balconies. We had 2 different groups of monkeys visit us on more than one occasion. One time, we had about a dozen on the rancho surrounding my entire group of 12. I've never seen my kids so quiet!! We were all taking it all in!! It was the coolest thing! We also saw a gorgeous sloth in the tree on the property. The staff is so sweet and so helpful. Victor made us feel like royalty. The maid and groundskeeper were always smiling and busy working. Dedeire the cook was so much fun for my entire family....he let several of my kids help cook! The food was incredible! Everything was super fresh and "5 star" restaurant quality. We are already talking about when we can come back next year. You cannot go wrong staying at Villa Tortuga!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Allison, thank you for sharing your experience! We are thrilled you enjoyed the house as much as you did. Come back and visit us again soon! Thanks, Villa Tortuga
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Car: not necessary

A 5 minute car ride from the beach and national park. No car? No problem! A few blocks away you can catch a bus that runs regularly to the public beach!


Rates & Availability

Manuel Antonio Villa Rental Rates

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mid season
Jan 8 2017 - Sep 2 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Payments must be made either with a Visa, Master card, or through Paypal

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