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Casa Tortuga - Spanish Style Ocean Front House

17 reviews
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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
14 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Everything you need in a vacation awaits you at this beach front home. From the beautiful sand of Playa Dorada to the private pool with swim-up bar, all your needs are catered to. Whether you are a couple ready for quiet time or a large family looking for your next reunion spot, the home can accommodate you. We are located at approximately KM 91 one mile off the coastal Highway CA-2. This is in the County (Departamento) of Sonsonate. Please see our website for additional house details, pictures and area attractions. Sea Turtle Farm at Playa Dorada: Our beach is one of the most active sea turtle beaches in all of El Salvador. There is a new turtle farm on the beach. Our care takers can bring you to the farm and you can help bring the turtles to the sea at sunset or early in the morning. An ...Everything you need in a vacation awaits you at this beach front home. From the beautiful sand of Playa Dorada to the private pool with swim-up bar, all your needs are catered to. Whether you are a couple ready for quiet time or a large family looking for your next reunion spot, the home can accommodate you. We are located at approximately KM 91 one mile off the coastal Highway CA-2. This is in the County (Departamento) of Sonsonate. Please see our website for additional house details, pictures and area attractions. Sea Turtle Farm at Playa Dorada: Our beach is one of the most active sea turtle beaches in all of El Salvador. There is a new turtle farm on the beach. Our care takers can bring you to the farm and you can help bring the turtles to the sea at sunset or early in the morning. An amazing experience. Meal Preparation: Ana Rosa is one of the on-site care takers. For a small fee she will prepare meals upon request. Some of her specialties include ceviche, fish, shrimp, lobster and chicken served along with rice, beans and fresh tortillas. Ana gets the ingredients directly from the local fisherman and farmers which keeps the meal costs very reasonable, for much less than you would pay in a local restaurant and quite possibly less than you would pay preparing these meals yourself. Surfing: Roll out of bed, grab your board, walk past the pool and catch a wave before breakfast. It's that close. It's that convenient. If you want to explore a different scene, head out to Playa Mizata, a 5-minute drive away, or Playa El Zonte 40 minutes to the East. Both places have right-point breaks and sets that according to the locals line up “machine-like, with so much open wave face, it is like a skate park.” Water temperature is between 80°F and 85°F year-round. Winds are offshore and light in the mornings, and turn into light-to-moderate sea breeze (5-15 knots) by midday. Many of the breaks are well protected and surfable all day, because of the headlands and points. We can arrange surf tours and surf boards rental. Day Trips: One of our favorite day trips is into the mountains to visit the hill towns of Apaneca, Ataco, and Juayua. The drive takes approximately 1 hour to reach the first of these towns. The trip takes you along the popular La Ruta de las Flores (Route of the Flowers). Once here, you can stroll the cobblestone streets to visit local artisan galleries and old churches, hike to waterfalls or have lunch overlooking coffee plantations and volcanoes, or take a canopy tour. We can recommend professional bilingual guides for various tours. Snorkeling, Diving & Fishing: Playa Los Cobanos is located 1/2 hour from the house. El Salvador's best diving is found here. You will see a major coral formation. It's not a reef, but thousands of rocky heads covered in coral. Two shipwrecks are found at about 35 feet. Go at low tide for outstanding snorkeling. We can arrange diving trips and deep water fishing tours upon request. Transportation: We can arrange transportation - airport pick up, car rental, van with driver for large groups.More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Air Conditioning
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Children's Pool
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Water Views
Blender
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

The property is beautiful with a beautiful ocean view and lush green areas. The beach is clean and quite great for families and safe but if you have children there is no entertainment for children other than the pool and ocean. No tv or radio...More

Date of stay: December 2017
1  Thank Patricia W
Management response:Responded 26 January 2018

Thank you for your nice review. We do have games and books. Unfortunately before your group checked in, the TV and the radio just broke down. I doubt that you founded that the towels and the linens are in bad condition. We do replace them...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016

This place was amazing my family love it!!!!!!! will back next year Marius was excellent and the caregiver was really nice !!!!More

Date of stay: November 2016
2  Thank Expedition651697
Management response:Responded 30 December 2016

Ana, We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed staying at Casa Tortuga. We are putting a lot of passion and pride on maintain and making it a top notch vacation destination. We're looking forward for having you again at Casa Tortuga !...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great beach house. Very clean. Ana is awesome. She was very attentive to everything. We asked to cook us a feast and she went all out. We got lobster,shrimp, crab, and fish. She will go to the fishing port to get all the seafood u...More

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank cesarmenjivar
Management response:Responded 30 December 2016

Hello Cesar, Thank you very much for your nice review. We're glad that you enjoyed staying at Casa Tortuga. Ana is indeed a very skilled and creative cook, she's preparing very delicious meals. We're looking forward for having you again at Casa Tortuga. Best regards,...More

Reviewed 19 April 2016

We decided to take a week getaway from the routine. So Playa Dorada in El Salvador and the Casa Tortuga was picked. The staff are wonderful and the house has everything we needed for both parents and kids to enjoy. We did our own cooking,...More

Date of stay: February 2016
4  Thank NickyBeachFan
Reviewed 11 April 2016

What can I say, just perfect!!! If you want to relax and enjoy the best of El Salvador and still feel like you have the comforts of home, stay at Casa Tortuga. The property is beautiful, secluded and we felt very safe. Casa Tortuga is...More

Date of stay: March 2016
3  Thank vivian802016
About the Owner
Marius F
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2015
Interaction with guests
Our care takers will wait you at the house, so you don't have to worry about the property' keys.
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Casa Tortuga is located on Playa Dorada, La Libertad Beaches, El Salvador. We're off the scenic coastal highway CA 2, that goes through the mountains with stunning views of the Pacific ocean. Nearest airport is San Salvador International Airport located at 57 miles distance. Playa Dorada is a quiet and tranquil fishermen village, with very friendly habitants. The beach has dark volcanic sand. We are very fortunate to be geographically located to benefit the stunning views of the sunrise in the mornings and sunsets in the evening year round.
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The easiest way is to travel by car, but we can also arrange car with driver or van with driver service for larger groups.
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