Playa Las Tortugas, Casa Maria.....Special 15% Holiday Discount! Vacation Rental InformationAdd to Favorites
"Casa Maria", completed in 2007, is one of the newest additions to the villas at Playa Las Tortugas, and one of the most beautiful, characterized by unusual and luxurious finish materials, artwork, and furnishings.
Come visit Casa Maria to experience the incomparable variety of color combinations at sunset, sometimes best enjoyed as you stroll down the soft, warm sand beach.
“I’ve been in search of the perfect beach since I first saw the ocean decades ago. Now I’ve found it.” The Washington Post
We invite you to pass through our entry to a colorful home where you’ll find two spacious and restful bedroom suites. Each bedroom has more than ample closet space, a comfortable padded-top king-sized mattress and it’s own full bath. Our custom-decorated bedrooms accommodate up to four adults, while two more guests are welcome in the living area which has an adjacent half-bath.
You’ll love the granite countertops from South America, the custom cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances of our classy kitchen which is conveniently placed adjacent to the dining and living areas to create a friendly socializing atmosphere.
For those who’d prefer to have meals cooked for them (you are on vacation, after all!), a cooking service is offered where our talented cook will come and prepare delicious traditional Mexican dishes in your home.
In the early mornings you can hear the sounds of tropical birds such as the “chachalaca” inhabiting trees at the edge of the adjacent estuary. In late afternoons you can see flocks of many different species of birds, some quite rare, going to the estuary to feed; and, at night you can sleep to the sound of the waves.
Whatever your activities, Casa Maria is a beauty in which you can enjoy them.
Our entire state of Nayarit area enjoys one of the most favorable climates in the world. Average daily year- round temperatures range from highs of 80-85 degrees (perfect beach weather) to lows of 60-70 degrees (perfect sleeping weather).
Swim year round, but consider packing a light sweater for the evenings in the winter months. Rain, when it falls, generally occurs between June and September as night-time or pre-dawn thundershowers.
You can visit small typical Mexican villages, enjoy fresh fish and other local seafood at small rustic beachfront restaurants, tour a tropical river and waterfalls, see historic San Blas, and drive up through the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains to colonial Tepic where crafts of the Huichol Indians are found.
Playa Las Tortugas has kilometers of uncrowded, clean sand beach, and a number of activities both on property and nearby such as Surfing, Wave Kayaking, Boogie Boarding, Fishing, and Shelling, Canoeing, Whale Watching, Bird Watching, Walking or Running on Miles of warm Sand Beach, and Sea Turtle Conservation activities (during season) at the Sea Turtle Conservation Camp.
Frequently there is one festival or another in small towns within an hour of our location. There are a number of excursions you might take, with or without a guide.
Playa Las Tortugas is located on a section of coastline which is nesting habitat of several species of sea turtle in the beautiful state of Nayarit, Mexico 70 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta (PVR) International Airport and about 50 miles west of Tepic, the colonial capital of Nayarit.
We are happy to arrange transportation for you in our private shuttle, you may rent a car and drive your self which a large number of our guests do, or if you'd like to be more adventurous you may decide to come by bus and local taxi. We can send you details on the numerous car rental companies, or instructions on which buses and local taxis to take including approximate costs.
It's quite easy to find your way from the Puerto Vallarta (PVR) International Airport to Playa Las Tortugas, and the roads are normally well-maintained. Your valid driver's license is accepted in Mexico, and the driving rules are virtually the same as most countries. Write us for a copy of detailed driving instructions and a map. Your scenic drive north from the airport takes less than 2 hours and goes through areas of old-growth jungle and coastal hills.
“ ... a gorgeous, coconut-producing plantation, an 1,100-acre estuary teeming with exotic birds and a turtle camp protecting the endangered olive ridleys ... stylishly designed villas for rent to vacationers or for sale ... Visitors at Playa Las Tortugas can go out on nightly turtle patrols and also help with the release of hundreds of hatchlings, or paddle out into the estuary to watch birds like the spectacular roseate spoonbill as it flies over ... ” Entree Magazine
Come visit the hidden world of Playa Las Tortugas, in the Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
We accept Pay Pal, personal checks, and bank checks.
Ask about our special "couples" and summer turtle nesting season rates
We are glad to send you more information on activities and meal plans. It's necessary to arrange meals before arrival if you would like to have one of our friendly local cooks prepare traditional Mexican meals for you.
We are happy to arrange transportation for you in our private shuttle, you may rent a car, or if you'd like to be more adventurous you may decide to come by bus and local taxi.
There are several acres of common area gardens to wander through, with well over one hundred different types of tropical plants and trees.
The ocean and pool water is warm enough to swim in all year round. There is a property manager on-site to help you with any questions or needs.
Deposit and Final Payment: A 50% deposit will confirm your reservation. The balance is to be received 45 days prior to arrival. A deposit is required against damages.
Check In and Check Out: Check In is available after 4 p.m. on the arrival date of your reservation, or could be earlier the same day by arrangement depending upon occupancy. We will do our best to be flexible with Check In and Check Out times, again depending on occupancy, as we know flight times vary. For travel purposes please take into consideration that Playa Las Tortugas is on MST while the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) is on CST, one hour later.
Length of Stay: All requests will be considered based on availability.
Cancellations and Refunds:
Once booked, your Villa has been reserved just for you. You can start dreaming right away! Playa Las Tortugas does not “double book” or “over book” accommodations. Because Playa Las Tortugas is a not a large, volume hotel operator and provides an individualized, intimate and private experience for our guests seeking to get away from it all, we have developed the following policies regarding cancellations, refunds and security deposits.
A deposit of 50% of your total estimated rental amount is required to reserve one of our Villas. That deposit is due at time of making your reservation and is refundable (less a $100 cancellation fee) up to 45 calendar days prior to your arrival date (90 days for Holiday rentals). Deposits can be paid by credit card, PayPal or cash. The final payment of the rental amount, and the security deposit, are due 45 days prior to your arrival. This final payment of the rental amount balance is not refundable. Cancellations that occur with less than 45 days notice are not refundable.
You may change your reservation dates if you make the change more than 45 days prior to the arrival date of your initial reservation, without penalty. Reservation dates cannot be changed 45 days or less from the arrival date of your initial reservation. In case of a second change of reservation dates, a fee of 15% may apply for reservation date changes.
The security deposit is due, along with the balance of the rental amount, 45 days prior to your arrival (90 days for Holiday rentals) The security deposit is refundable at any time prior to your stay if you need to cancel. Your security deposit will be refunded within 14 days of the date of checkout less any amounts due for property or contents damage or loss.
If there are uncertainties regarding your ability to use your vacation time with us, or if you just want to insure your vacation against unknown events that may come up, you may want to obtain travel insurance. Sites such as InsureMyTrip.com offer and compare travel insurance policies from major insurers. You may check with them or alternative sites on the Web.
Non-Smoking Villas: Please remember that our home is “Non-Smoking” and that your security deposit may be forfeited in its entirety if you choose to smoke inside of the home.
Third Party Visitors: The policy of Playa Las Tortugas is to permit only owners, their guests, and rental guests to make use of the facilities. Rental guests are not permitted to invite third parties to visit the property or to use the facilities of Playa Las Tortugas.
Holiday Rentals at Playa Las Tortugas: Normally only rentals of at least 7 nights will be considered for Christmas, for New Year’s, and at least 5 nights for the Spring Break at Easter. Christmas and New Year’s rentals cannot include both Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve unless the rental is for at least 10 days. Other holidays may require a minimum stay of three nights.
Mexico and U.S. Holidays: Christmas/Navidad & New Year’s Day/Año Nuevo weeks from December 19th thru January 4th; Easter/Semana Santa y Semana de Pascua; Día de la Independencia (weekend and Monday of 16 September); Día de la Revolución (weekend and Monday of 20 November).
Maid Service: Light maid service is provided every day. Linen changes and more thorough cleaning occur every three days or mid-stay for weekly rentals. There is no maid service on Sundays. Full maid service can be provided on a daily basis for an extra charge.