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"Villa Tortuga" Lakeview/Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Additional Studio on Property Available. Lake Views and Pool

Villa Tortuga (the Turtle House)

This beautiful home has 9,000 square feet of professionally decorated living, with original art, crystal chandeliers and other lovely artifacts.

There are three master bedrooms, two with king beds and one with queen bed, all with en-suite bathrooms and fireplaces for those chilly evenings. The gourmet kitchen is a grand place to create a lovely meal to serve in the formal dining room or brew coffee for sipping on the large veranda which overlooks the lake and mountains. Contact us for additional photos.

The solar heated pool with its own waterfall and gardens calls for a swim or just enjoy the sunshine. The covered cabana provides a place to cool down or build a fire and have a snack and beverage.

With fountains, Koi pond, rose gardens and outdoor seating, there is always a place to get away from it all. You will also be close to the charming village of Ajijic, with numerous restaurants and galleries for your enjoyment

More Details

Property Manager
Angela Mendoza
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Angela Mendoza

My name is Angela and my family has owned this property since 2003. I am originally from California but now live in Ajijic and own a restaurant "La Mesa Restaurant." I have been living permanently in Mexico for two years and enjoy all that Ajijic has to offer. Great hiking, great food, great people, great views of the mountains and lake, and the best weather around!

Angela Mendoza purchased this villa in 2003

What makes this villa unique

Villa Tortuga was built in 1985 with an additional studio built in to provide a comfortable stay for large families and friends. There is also a condo available a block away. The condo is a four unit complex, gated, with two bedrooms and is available for rent. Please contact property manager for more information


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Ajijic, Mexican Riviera

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , All rooms have private bathrooms and fireplaces
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • The house sleep 6 comfortably and the price includes three bedrooms in the main house. There is a Condominium one street below (walking distance) that sleeps five people. It's a two bedroom two bath with one pull out.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
There is much to do in the beautiful town of Ajijic. It would be my pleasure to help plan your trip and set up tourist attraction tours or reservations to some of the most popular places in town.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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"Villa Tortuga" Lakeview/Pool
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Lovely home, beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed a week at this lovely home in Ajijic. The grounds were well-kept and very beautiful. A previous review had mentioned a hot water issue but we found that when we followed Angela's advice, we had plenty of hot water. Unfortunately, it was a bit cool to use the pool but we enjoyed some time reading and just "hanging out" at it anyway. There are so many small, pretty areas in which to relax and have meals outdoors. The staff was friendly and concerned that we had everything we needed. We certainly would return to his property.

  • Submitted: 5-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We will stay here next time

  • 5 of 5

We had two families that stayed at the Villa Tortuga for over a week. This is an amazing place to stay, beautiful home with lots of space inside and out for everyone to have their privacy. The house and grounds are spectacular with artwork throughout. The kids loved the pool!

Thank you, Angela, for working with us it was a pleasure to stay and we would love to come back next time we visit.

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great estate on hillside

  • 5 of 5

3 couples rented this house for a week and it was fabulous! The grounds and the house were beautiful and well decorated. Each day we discovered a new nook or cranny that held delightful surprises. This house and the grounds are very spacious with many places to sit and relax. The pool area is very nice but the water was a bit cool even when the gardener turned it up. The only downside was the spotty internet connection. Unless you ere near the internet connection, it was iffy. But we weren't there to do internet! Overall a very wonderful week!

  • Submitted: 22-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

This proved to be a good place to gather for a reunion in that offered a lot of space and areas to congregate .The bedrooms and bathrooms were all apart which did lend for privacy.It also was just a good walk into the town or to the next area.Neighbourhood felt safe.

However ...

Cold water is on tap at the water for showers was hit and miss...the bedsheets have seen better days despite the beds being comfortable and the decor is definitely dated .We did find the overabundance of ornaments a bit overwhelming.

This would be an expensive rent even in American dollars for the quality .

  • Submitted: 16-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We felt that everything was wonderful. Angela, the house keepers and gardeners were very helpful.

  • 5 of 5

Photographs can not capture this property. If you are a cook, the kitchen is a delight. If you are into plants, the grounds are a botanical wonder. If you are into heath, the pool and stairs are great. If you want peace a quiet and serenity, this is the spot. If you are an artist.....everything is a feast for the eye.

We were 3 couples sharing the space for the month of August and it was more than we could have asked for. A very desirable destination.


We would HIGHLY recommend the villa any time.

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had the most incredible time staying at Villa Tortuga in Ajijic, Mexico

  • 5 of 5

We had the most unforgettable time in Ajijic. Angela generously picked us up from the airport and drove us directly to Villa Tortuga, our "Mexican mansion" for two weeks. The house is beautifully furnished with lots of room for cooking, eating, and relaxing. Isabel, Maria, Domingo, and Jose were absolutely wonderful. The pool was always clean and the fireplaces throughout the house were perfect at night when the temperature cooled down. The house is in a great location; everywhere you need to go is either a walk or a short taxi/bus ride away. We will definitely recommend this house and Mexican town of Ajijic to anyone.

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Guadalajara International Airport


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Ajijic, Mexican Riviera

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Nov 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$266.34
Refundable Damage Deposit C$532.68

HOLIDAY RATES are not shown above. Please add $75 dollars for holiday rates.

I also have a two bedroom, two bath condominium one street down ( walking distance) that rents for $200 dollars a night. Sleeps five people with a pullout bed. For those wanting a smaller unit or large groups.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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