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5 STAR RATING FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS!
Tankah Bay, Quintana Roo, México
10 guests · 5 bedrooms · 8 beds · 4.5 baths
Turtle Heart Villa sits directly on the beach where hundreds of turtles (Loggerheads, Greens and Hawks-bills) nest annually. This spectacular and unique location combines both breathtaking beauty and the natural wonders of an intriguing environment unlike any other along the Riviera Maya.
If luxury and privacy is your desire... Turtle Heart Villa offers the finest of all amenities, providing a spacious 5000+ sq. ft floor plan on two beautifully appointed floors. Enjoy an additional 2,500+ sf of rooftop views, open terraces and relaxing patios to enhance your outdoor entertaining experience.
Comfortable private sleeping accommodations offer three individually styled theme master suites surrounded by windows and terraces, an additional private bedroom for the kids and a fully equipped casita overlooking the jungle and pool. Daily maid and pool service provided.
The Gourmet Kitchen – fully equipped to create a fabulous meal with all professional-grade Viking appliances, superior accessories, and handcrafted dining table for twelve. Private chef services can be arranged offering an authentic Mexican dining experience.
The Yucatan Room – offers a comfortable king bed artistically designed with wrought iron, plenty of closet space and private safe. Choose from the huge native stone bathtub or open stone shower to wash away the sun and salt. Enjoy the twin onyx sinks with mahogany details accented with hacienda style flare. This first floor walkout bedroom opens right to the beach.
The Mexican Room – offers a comfortable king bed and one additional daybed. This tastefully very spacious room features a high ceiling with a brick cupola and romantic mood lighting. Enjoy the large walk-in sea view shower, private bidet and toilet, accented with Mexican art, wall textures and hand-carved furniture. This amazing room opens to a private balcony overlooking beautiful Caribbean water and a warm sandy beach. There is plenty of closet space and private room safe.
The Bali Room -offers a luxurious Balinese handcrafted king bed made of tropical woods and one comfortable daybed perfect for a friend or lounge sofa. Enjoy the soothing experience of a zen-like custom bathtub with a hand shower. There is plenty of closet space and private room safe. Views from the private balcony overlooking the Caribbean and beach are spectacular.
The Kids Room – offers two comfortable twin beds, TV with DVD and plenty of videos to keep the kids entertained. For those desiring to stay fit while on their luxury vacation, some exercise equipment is also available in the room.
The Casita – offers a private turnkey guest house overlooking the pool and jungle. This quaint studio apartment is the perfect place for a couple wanting a little more privacy from the main villa. The casita has a full kitchen, sitting area, bathroom and queen bed.
The Rooftop Patio – boasts breath-taking panoramic views of the Caribbean with plenty of casual seating, sunbathing beds and the romantic charm of a million stars on a clear evening. The rooftop is the perfect place to totally relax in the sun or shade with complete privacy. Turtle Heart Villa rooftop is one of the premiere places in the world for viewing turtles right on the beach where they nest and hatch. Many guests consider this the best room in the house.
The Poolside – a quiet place to lounge around, chill and read a great book amid lush, tropical vegetation while enjoying an icy drink. The sundeck is a great venue for a BBQ fiesta. BBQ Grill can be moved to where you desire.
Heating and cooling
Kitchen and dining
Dishes and silverware
Cooking basics – Pots and pans, oil, salt and pepper
Dining table for 12
Large soaker bathtub
Bedroom and laundry
Essentials – Towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper
Wifi throughout Villa
Pack ’n Play/travel crib (Upon Request)
Private Pool (Unheated)
Rooftop Sundeck with Sun beds
Balcony and Patios
Parking and facilities
Free parking on premises
Carbon monoxide alarm
2021 Season Rates – BOOK DIRECT AND SAVE BIG!
|LOW SEASON||August 1st – November 1st||$4,300/ Week|
|MID SEASON||April 15th – August 1st||$5,300/ Week|
|HIGH SEASON||November 1st – December 15th|
January 15th – April 15th
|HOLIDAY SEASON||December 15th – January 15th||$9,300/ Week|
BOOK DIRECT and avoid paying expensive VRBO and Airbnb fees!
Veteran and Flash Sale discounts
Special ITEX member rates
Maximum occupancy: 12 people
Note: NO SMOKING INSIDE VILLA
While visiting Turtle Heart Villa, hiring a personal chef can make your vacation experience more authentic and fun – not to mention, incredibly convenient and cost effective. You can hire a personal chef for a few days or your entire stay.
No need to be concerned about which restaurant to select or which dish to choose – just sit back, relax and let Chef Antonio Chin Sosa or chef Emilio Talancon and their staff of amazing chefs make your dining experience memorable.
Both Chefs offer extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu items featuring lots of authentic and tasty Mexican cuisine options. Upon request, Chef Antonio will even create your favorite dish specific to your taste and desire. You will love it!
Relax and enjoy homemade margaritas while your meals are being prepared and cooked.
Food Types Available:
- Oriental Cuisine
- International Cuisine
- Fusion Cuisine
- Gluten Free Dishes
- Special Menus for all Needs
Chef Antonio is a native Mayan fluent in several languages, including English, French, Italian and Spanish. Visit: www.Tulumchef.com for scheduling and pricing details.
Chef Emilio Talanco is nothing short of a fantastic chef! It is always a delight to be in his company. Visit www.chefemiliotalancon.com for more info, to book please email [email protected] or call/text +52 984 129 1227. Should there be a scheduling conflict, other arrangements can be made through our local management company.
Things to Do
Your Riviera Maya Guide
Along the Caribbean coast of Mexico, you will find some of the most stunning beaches in the world where you can soak up the sun or relax under a palm tree with a good book.
All along the Riviera Maya, the active traveler can enjoy various water sports ranging from windsurfing to scuba diving. Divers and snorkelers from around the world visit this area for its amazing cenotes, caverns and reef diving. Fishing enthusiasts rave about hooking up with big game fish just off shore while others take advantage of the incredible fly fishing from Cancun to Boca Paila.
The Yucatan Peninsula is incredibly rich in culture and archeology. Make certain to tour one of the many magical historical sites. From colorful Mayan villages and colonial towns to the breathtaking Mayan Ruins, the region has much to offer the adventurous traveler yearning to learn the local culture and its history.
The Peninsula is a colorful paradise for nature and ecology lovers. About half Mexico’s bird species are found in the region. During the summer months, sea turtles nest directly on the beach at Turtle Heart Villa, and along the entire Riviera Maya.
“We loved staying at Turtle Heart Villa. The house was beautiful and perfect for the amount of people that we had stayed there. It was great to stay right on the ocean as well and just sit outside in the mornings watching the waves come in. One morning we even had the opportunity to rescue turtles and release them that evening–an experience that none of us will ever forget!”
“Our stay was FABULOUS! And without incident. I would 100% suggest. The house was perfect for our family (kids:7,4,2). We spent SO much time in the pool (shaded so all hours of the day were comfortable and not scorching). The oceanside was a retreat with the white noise of the sea and surf and constant breeze. The beach was raked and beautiful (although no shade at all so we only played on it before @ 9am I really wish there was a thatch roof or umbrella or something to block sun so we could have utilized the ocean side more. The pool is on the street side so you do give up the natural view when you’re in the pool but like I mentioned, the shade around the pool is so nice). The house was so comfortable and accommodating. We felt secluded yet safe. Very private with few distractions. A (very) minor thing was the lack of hooks to hang wet towels/suits etc so I mentioned it to Francesca and she hung a clothes line near the pool and the problem solved. It was perfect.”
We have just returned from a very memorable 14 days stay in Tulum, staying at the gorgeous beach front villa Corazon de la Tortuga (Turtle Heart Villa). The property is just incredible with a many high-lights including secluded but safe location, lovely spaces with comfortable beds and stunning bathrooms, beautiful pool and surroundings, mins from tavernas and cenotes, but the best is being able to sit on the villa steps and watch the sea turtles makings their way to the beach to make their nests and lay eggs hatch and the wee baby turtles make their way to the ocean. A truly magical and privileged experience. The villa manager and staff were outstanding, nothing was too much trouble. The House and rooms were cleaned to a very high standard
Hi Rhett, We’re on it!!
Two nights ago we saw 6 turtles and sadly some people with bright lights standing way too close too. It makes my blood boil and I tried (in the nicest possible way) to signal to them to switch torches off! This morning the kids were awake early and spotted a turtle on the beach going back into the water. They were so good and kept their distance (almost like we were “rewarded” for respecting the turtles the night before) and then this morning all the babies! My daughter (who is coming up to 10 years old) was shaking with excitement and kept saying “this is the best day of my life”. My 2 boys (age 5 and 7) hate writing but are so inspired and made their own turtle books today. Truly so magical to be here and so special (I cried when I picked the little turtles up and then my 5 year old cried because I cried…). Thanks for your advice, just want to make sure we do what’s best for the turtles!!
Off to the nest again now!
Great location and private comfort.
Thank you so very much for the truly amazing stay. Honestly, it far exceeded our expectations. Turtle Heart Villa is just spectacular… much more impressive live than on the Internet. The bedrooms and baths were killer awesome. Everything was just perfect and very comfortable. The views were so calming. Sitting on the roof at night, star-gazing and listening to the waves crashing on the shore was very special. The beach with all the turtle nests was fascinating – it should be featured on the Discovery Channel. The house and the staff were wonderful. We just loved our vacation and we look forward to our visit again next year.
Clint & Erika
Thank you for the wonderful time you and your staff gave us during our “short” stay. Our 12 days were not long enough and the time passed much too quickly. Every part of Corazon de la Tortuga was special to us: the view from the roof was heavenly. We were fortunate to be here during the full moon which illuminated the ocean so beautifully. Our last night, the stars illuminated the heavens in all their glory.The 2nd floor balcony and 1st floor veranda provided an unbelievable panoramic view (almost 180 degrees!)/ The soothing sounds of the waves and cooling breeze really provided the relaxation we so desperately needed from the fast and demanding pace of the East Coast.They seemed to melt away the tension we came with — walks on the beach, swims in the pool, swings in the hammocks and just lazing our bodies around the villa soaking all the details that make Corazon de la Tortuga so special.Zubet, thank you for the welcome beverages and snacks, as well as the special, cooked meals, helpful advice and booklet of information which made our stay easier.Alfredo and Maria are a joy to have around and really take care of the villa with such pride and devotion. They are truly an asset to have as part of the staff.We wish we could stay longer, but we hope to come back someday again.
Dan, Berhanne, Michael, Tara
We brought our family together for a respite and a visit and your home amply lived up to our hope for this vacation.The house is comfortable and elegant and it is such a beautiful site. The starry roof, driftwood and hardwood furniture and those great tiles with fossilized shells|!The staff was absolutely terrific and so pleasant and accommodating. Francesa’s towel sculptures were a treat — every day something new!We also loved Miele who made the place extra homey.When it comes to food, we thank Zubet for her restaurant recommendations, which were great, but after we tasted our first home-cooked meal by Jose we didn’t want to eat out any more.We thought he was outstanding on all counts, flavor and quality of the dishes, presentation, and accommodation of menu to our tastes. We can’t say enough about his meals, which were a highlight of the day.Tortilla soup (any soup), fish with spinach sauce, shrimp skewers, and desserts to accommodate our sweet teeth. We thank Zubet for her care and quick response whenever anything was needed. She made us very welcome and at home. We are feeling great after a wonderful week at Corazon de la Tortuga.
Santa Monica, CA
A beautiful home, a stunning beach, perfect weather, amazing food – there truly is no other place like Corazon de la Tortuga.You have created a haven, a paradise in paradise.Every little detail form Josua’s delicious meals to Francesca’s towel animals to the wireless Internet service and those amazingly sexy & deep bathtubs in the rooms. It’s a gorgeous place to relax and wonder at the beauty of the sky and sea.I personally loved the privacy of your location and still having the ability to get to Tulum, Playa and Akumal so quickly. Being near Casa Cenote — able to walk there – for an easy day on the beach and snorkeling—but without having to deal with other tourists – it’s a blessing!I’ve been to Mexico many times but this was by far my best experience. I’ll be back soon!
I wanted to let you know that we had an unbelievable stay at the Villa Corazón de la Tortuga (Turtle Heart Villa). The location in Tankah is a perfect setting to get away from it all. Being right on the ocean is such a beautiful setting and catching the sunrise over the ocean is spectacular. Zubet’s home is an exquisite home. The materials she used to the layout of the house she put such detail and artistic touches throughout the home — it very comfortably accommodated two families with plenty of space for all to enjoy our vacation. Zubet was an unbelievable concierge, cook and host. She provided us with plenty of brochures with activities around the area. She was helpful in guiding us to interesting and fun places to eat and explore. Zubet is an amazing cook—who provided us with 3 delicious meals with local seafood and produce from the area. She also makes awesome margaritas, too! She gave us helpful tips on managing around the area. She truly helped make our vacation so easy and fun. We obviously can’t say enough great things about the Corazon de la Tortuga House and Zubet. This vacation went way beyond our expectations with the house, location and most of all Zubet! Please feel free to pass this on to future renters of her home.
Tankah Bay, Quintana Roo, México
Cancun Airport 90 min drive
Grocery Store 10 min drive
Tulum 10 min drive
Exercise Facilities 10 min drive
Tennis court 20 min drive
Town (restaurants and shops) 10 min drive
Hospital 45 min drive
Directions: Turtle Heart Villa (Corazon de la Tortuga) is located approximately 90 minutes from the Cancun airport, taking highway 307, south. It is the only highway running north and south so you can’t miss it.
* Follow 307 south for about 80 minutes toward Tulum. You will see large overhead Tulum signs along the way.
* About 8 kilometers (not miles) after Xel-He (shell-ha) are two large overhead road signs – “Blue Sky 500 meters” and another sign “Casa Cenote” showing a “U” arrow.
* Get into the left lane after passing the “Casa Cenote” sign.
* Get into the left turning lane when you see the “RETORNO” sign and make a “U” turn heading north on 307.
* Head north about 1 (mile) and make a right turn at “Casa Cenote” and “Blue Sky Restaurant” signs. The is Tankah Tres road which takes you to the beach and Turtle Heart Villa.
* When stopped at the guard gate, indicate you are staying at Turtle Heart Villa and the guards will allow you to pass.
* Turtle Heart Villa (aka Corazon de la Tortuga) is about 1.5 miles up the road on the right. Depending on the time of year, the road can be very bumpy, given it is not a paved road. * Look for a mosaic sign – Corazon de la Tortuga at the entrance. There may be a paddle and rope across the driveway.
* If needed, Google O Tulum Hotel. THV is just 100 meters before the hotel.