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Turtle heart Villa

Villa Corazon  de la Tortuga, Tankah Bay Tulum, Beachfront villa, view at Night.

Turtle Heart Villa is located directly on the beach where hundreds of turtles (Loggerheads, Greens and Hawksbills) 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. You can capture the marvels and the mysteries of turtles nesting from mid May through September from the balcony of this tastefully appointed grand villa. Turtle Heart Villa is 20 mins from Akumal, 10 mins to Tulum, 25 minutes from Puerto Aventuras and 45 mins to Playa del Carmen, by car!

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Villa Description

If luxury and privacy is your desire, Turtle Heart Villa offers the finest of all amenities. Boasting a spacious floor plan, this 5000 sq. ft., three floor, smart home is designed to surpass the desires of the most discriminate vacationer.

Two large living areas, one downstairs and one upstairs. Upstairs also has a smart TV an DVD (one with surround-sound large screen TV and SKY cable tv complete with mood lighting, and indoor/outdoor stereo with mp3 capacity, provides the perfect place for enjoying movies, sports, entertaining guests or just relaxing.

Lounge poolside in a hammock amid lush, tropical vegetation while enjoying an icy drink, surfing the net with wireless connection or catching up on your reading. The sundeck is a great venue for a BBQ fiesta. BBQ Grill can be moved to where you desire

The rooftop patio boasts breath-taking panoramic views of the Caribbean with plenty of casual seating, sunbathing beds, massage table and the romantic charm of a million stars on a clear evening. The simple, yet sophisticated, design is the place to totally relax in the sun or shade with complete privacy. This is one of the premiere places in the world for viewing turtles where they nest and hatch. Many guests consider this the best room in the house.

The exercise enthusiast can enjoy a gym available upstairs in a private studio. This room also can serve as the favorite kids room with two twin beds and smart TV with cable and DVD. Spa services such as massage, manicure and pedicure can also be arranged during your stay.

For the chef or food connoisseur, create a fabulous meal in the fully equipped gourmet kitchen with all professional-grade Viking appliances, superior accessories, and handcrafted dining table for twelve. If you desire chef services, this can be arranged with the management before your arrival or during your stay.

The sleeping accommodations offer three individually styled theme master suites surrounded by windows and terraces. The Mexican Room, with one king and a day bed, features high ceilings with a brick cupola, spa bath with walk-in sea view shower, private bidet and toilet, accented with Mexican art, wall textures and hand-carved furniture.

In the Yucatan Room you will be pampered in a huge spa bathtub created with native stone, open shower, twin onyx sinks with mahogany details. Marble floors are throughout the villa and in the Yucatan Room they are accented with hacienda style tile tapetes, or rugs. This room has one king sized bed artistic designed with wroth iron.

The Bali Room is all about soothing the soul with Balinese handcrafted furniture of tropical woods, and a beautiful custom bathtub with hand shower. The king sized bed is luxuriously comfortable and the day bed provides room for a friend or a lounge sofa.

The Turtle Heart Casita is a lock off guest house separate from the main villa. This quaint studio apartment is the perfect place for a couple that wants a little more privacy. Over looking the pool, the casita has a full kitchen, sitting area, bathroom and queen size bed.

Villa Amenities

Max Occupancy: 12
Beach: Yes
Bedrooms: 5
Pool: Yes
Bathrooms: 4 1/2
Bedrooms: 5
  • Mexican Room: 1 King and 1 day bed (large private, bath and ocean view)
  • Bali Room: 1 King and 1 day bed (large private bath, ocean view with private balcony)
  • Yucatan Room: 1 King (large private bath, ocean view with private balcony)
  • Kids Room: 2 day beds and some gym equipment (TV with DVD)
  • Private Casita: 1 Queen bed, full kitchen and bathroom with shower (jungle and pool view)

Complimentary / Main Features
  • Maid service Monday - Saturday
  • Small gym with free weights, stationary bike trainer and Yoga/Pilates
  • Chef service available on request
  • Spa services upon request

Indoor Features
  • Three en-suite themed Master Bedrooms
  • Private fully equipped casita
  • Two large indoor living areas in main house
  • Full Viking professional gourmet kitchen
  • Air conditioned bedrooms
  • Hair dryers
  • Fiesta wet bar
  • Free wireless internet, bring your laptop
  • Ceiling fans throughout the villa
  • Sky Satellite TV
  • Smart house offering mood lighting in bedrooms
  • Private safes in all bedrooms
  • Small Gym with stationary bike and weights in kids room
  • TV with free Netflix and Youtube with DVD players and Sky Satellite

Outdoor Features
  • Large private pool with charcoal grill, hammocks
  • Roof top lounge bar
  • Poolside hammock lounge
  • Outdoor shower
  • Several restaurants within walking distance
  • Five miles to Xel Ha, large fresh water cenotes for snorkeling and all day fun
  • Five miles to Tulum ancient Mayan ruins, more beautiful beaches, hopping nightlife and shopping

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Villa Rates

2021 season
HIGHSEASON 01/07/2021 - 04/16/2021 6300.00/ Week
MIDSEASON 04/17/2021 - 08/20/2021 5300.00/ Week
LOWSEASON 08/21/2021 - 11/19/2021 4300.00/ Week
HIGHSEASON 11/20/2021 - 12/17/2021 6300.00/ Week
HOLIDAYSEASON 12/18/2021 - 01/07/2022 9600.00/ Week

2022 Season
HIGHSEASON 01/08/2022 - 04/16/2022 6300.00/ Week
MIDSEASON 04/17/2022 - 08/20/2022 5300.00/ Week
LOWSEASON 08/21/2022 - 11/19/2022 4300.00/ Week
HIGHSEASON 11/20/2022 - 12/18/2022 6300.00/ Week
HOLIDAYSEASON 12/19/2022 - 01/06/2023 9600.00/ Week


Maximum occupancy is 12 people - 5 Bedrooms with day beds for 4
* Add $500 per person ($250 for children 9 and under) over base occupancy of 8 guests
** Villa Accidental Damage Fee $45 usd is required.

Villa Availability

Guest Comments

Ms Hamilton

“We loved staying at Turtle Heart Villa. The house was beautiful and perfect for the amount of people that we had stay 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!”

Ms. Lafoley.-
"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 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 problem solved. It was perfect.”

London, UK

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 surrondings, 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 thir nests and lay eggs hatch and the wee baby turtles make their way to the ocean.  A truly magical and provileged experience.
The villa manager and staff were outsiding, nothing was to much trouble. The House and rooms were cleaned to a very high standart


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 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!

Thomas Moran

Grat Sunrise
Great location and private comfort.

Gary and Mary
Fort Myers, FL

We just wanted to thank you so very much for the truly amazing stay.Honestly, it far exceeded our expectations. Your home is just spectacular… much more impressive live than on the Internet.Wow! The bedrooms and baths were just killer awesome… everything was just perfect and very comfortable.The views… they were so calming.Sitting on the roof at night, star-gazing and listening to the waves crashing on the shore was so special.Your beach with all the turtle nests is fascinating. In all our travels, we have never seen anything like it anywhere. It should be featured on the Discovery Channel or something because it is just way crazy jammed with nests.In conclusions, everything… and I mean everything was just so wonderful and so beautifully put together… the house, the staff, the food and the fun.We just loved our vacation and we look forward to our visit again next year.Again, thank you for making everything so special.

Clint & Erika

Thank you for the wonderful time you and your staff gave us during out “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 starts 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 some day 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 Corazon de la Tortuga.  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 of 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 expectation with the house, location and most of all Zubet! Please feel free to pass this on to future renters of her home.