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Irene Swope

Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks English
People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Irene Swope

Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks English
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Within a few days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
31 October, 2014
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People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday condo in Puerto Vallarta

1BR/1BA Luxurious Condo with Breathtaking Ocean Views`

Luxurious, non-smoking, 11th-floor one bedroom (king-size bed) decorated by well-known Puerto Vallarta artist, Ada, with breathtaking south-side ocean views of Los Arcos and Banderas Bay, and is the best beach in Puerto Vallarta.

Large children's wading pool. Beautifully manicured tropical grounds. Picnic, jogging, and barbecue area. 24 hour, gated security, Excellent palapa restaurant on beach. Also grocery store nearby on the bus route. Local boats for fishing. Sightseeing always at beach. The most successful turtle preserve in P.V. Perfect honeymoon atmosphere. Only three condos per floor. Very quiet, private, and exclusive private owner condominium.

Excellent references. English-speaking and friendly staff.

Internet service and WiFi is provided in condo.

Amenities: Phone, Air Conditioning, Cable TV, Satellite TV, Stereo, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Cooking Utensils provided, Linens provided, Pool (shared), Gas Grill (BBQ), No Smoking, Pets Not allowed.

Activities: Hiking, Golf, Tennis, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Swimming, Snorkeling & Diving, Boating, Water-skiing, Surfing, Kayaking, Professional Masseuse at Condominium for $35/hour.

Freshest fruit and vegetables at the lowest prices in PV delivered to your door by one of our staff employees. Saves time shopping for groceries.!

Also, personal friend meets my guests with a sign at the airport at same price as taxi drivers.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Irene Swope (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

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Discount Special Thanksgiving to Dec. 16th
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
business
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http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p309761
-530 672-8300
Puerto Vallarta Jalisco
Walla Walla WA USA
5

Repeat Visitors

  • 5 out of 5
There is no location in Puerto Vallarta that comes close to Playas Gemelas. It is the most secluded and clean of all the beach areas. The owner is a long-time environmentalist who is concerned about the cleanliness of the ocean and beaches, and actively works to that end. Her 11th floor location not only has a stunning view, but is protected from road noise by it's location in the center of the tower. All pools are kept sparkling, the grounds are a tropical park, security is absolute. Daily lunches at the neighboring palapa restaurant are a treat.

We find the local bus to town fun and convenient, and if our return from a Puerto Vallarta restaurant (many international choices) is late, taxis are inexpensive and readily available. Galleries are varied and interesting for those who find they enjoy contemporary Mexican artists.
  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I agree that there is no better beach and spectacular view than Playas Gemelas Beach. All the locals have always felt that this beach is the best in PV. Also, it is centrally located on the bus route to a 10 min. ride to Old Town Puerto Vallarta.
The Palapa Restaurant on the beach has outstanding fish dishes, spectacular ambiance, and reasonble prices as $10.00 a dinner.
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Puerto Vallarta Jalisco
5

Fabulous Find

  • 5 out of 5
When my girlfriends and I decided to do a girls' trip to PV, we had no idea that our accommodations were going to be a 5 star condominium for such a great price! From the minute you walk into the condo you feel like you are really on a vacation........somebody pinch me. The decor is decorated in beautiful tranquil colors of aqua and rose, with the flavor of local Puerto Vallarta.

The amazing beach is at your fingertips, and could rival any beach in Hawaii with its aqua crystal clear waters and white sand. The staff at Playa Gemelas was so gracious and accommodating. My favorite thing was to call the office and order two umbrellas and three lounge chairs. The friendly security guards would have them out on the beach waiting for you by the time you could grab your beach towel and book. We spent many afternoons lying on the loungers, sipping margaritas and wondering what the working people back home were doing.

We also took the bus into town almost every night which added to the adventure of the trip. It only costs 8 pesos and was really a great way to get immersed into the Mexican culture. The bus stop is right across from Playas Gemelas. My favorite restaurants were Hacienda de Los Angeles( house of the angels) is a must! The Ocean Grill another must, only accessible by water taxi. Absolutely the best margaritas I have ever had in my life! Playa Gemelas is only about 15 minutes from the dock that takes you there. Also, don't forget the zip lining Adventure tours right up the way from Playas Gemelas, thrilling.

Now that my friends have heard about how beautiful this condominium is and my stay in PV, I have a waiting list of friends that want to go with me next year. I guess they will just
have to take a number.
Hasta la vista!
Melanie Reibin
  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I think this review is such an excellent one as she evaluated the surroundings, condo and Puerto VallartaI. I am always so rewarded when guests have such a great vacation at my condo.I think our staff is so outstanding and so willing to assist any guests with any questions, problems, and can arrange tours for them.
I feel so blessed that I have had so many 5 star reviews through the years.
Irene Swope
business
Discount Special Thanksgiving to Dec. 16th
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p309761
-530 672-8300
Puerto Vallarta Jalisco
5

Fabulous Find

  • 5 out of 5
When my girlfriends and I decided to do a girls' trip to PV, we had no idea that our accommodations were going to be a 5 star condominium for such a great price! From the minute you walk into the condo you feel like you are really on a vacation........somebody pinch me. The decor is decorated in beautiful tranquil colors of aqua and rose, with the flavor of local Puerto Vallarta.

The amazing beach is at your fingertips, and could rival any beach in Hawaii with its aqua crystal clear waters and white sand. The staff at Playa Gemelas was so gracious and accommodating. My favorite thing was to call the office and order two umbrellas and three lounge chairs. The friendly security guards would have them out on the beach waiting for you by the time you could grab your beach towel and book. We spent many afternoons lying on the loungers, sipping margaritas and wondering what the working people back home were doing.

We also took the bus into town almost every night which added to the adventure of the trip. It only costs 8 pesos and was really a great way to get immersed into the Mexican culture. The bus stop is right across from Playas Gemelas. My favorite restaurants were Hacienda de Los Angeles( house of the angels) is a must! The Ocean Grill another must, only accessible by water taxi. Absolutely the best margaritas I have ever had in my life! Playa Gemelas is only about 15 minutes from the dock that takes you there. Also, don't forget the zip lining Adventure tours right up the way from Playas Gemelas, thrilling.

Now that my friends have heard about how beautiful this condominium is and my stay in PV, I have a waiting list of friends that want to go with me next year. I guess they will just
have to take a number.
Hasta la vista!
Melanie Reibin
  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Discount Special Thanksgiving to Dec. 16th
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p309761
-530 672-8300
Puerto Vallarta Jalisco
5

Great place and great vacation!

  • 5 out of 5
First time in this kind of setting-renting a condo and being out of all-inclusive resort deal. This is for more adventures folks loving experiencing authentic local life and being on their own.
To make long story short, we loved the place, loved the ocean, loved long walks in old PV. For those who don’t know the area and don’t speak Spanish, or just don’t want a hassle with a taxi ride to the condo, the owner (Irene) arranges a pick at the airport and a personal chauffeur to the Playas Gemellas. At the condo complex staff is very helpful and courteous. Grand view of the ocean from 11th floor, 3 nice pools just downstairs and of course the beach! Clean and nicely decorated one-bedroom condo with a full kitchenette (you can cook if you want).Local bus running every 15 minutes takes you to PV for just 8 pesos per person. Make sure you visit local Zoo and restaurants. We travelled with our 2 year old and we felt pretty safe around the area. Just like I said we visited local villages and took long walks in old PV away from crowded tourist areas. Overall we had a great vacation and would recommend this place to our friends and family.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review accurately describes the Playas Gemelas setting of being surrounded by mountains, with the jungle extending to Puerto Vallarta's best beach, Playas Gemelas Beach and the easy access to bus service to town every 15 minutes. Playas Gemelas has an outstanding staff ,always with a desire to accommodate guests.The view from my condo is spectacular.Check my 24 photos on Homeaway.com My personal chauffeur is the same price as any taxi driver and willing to stop at super markets on the way to Playas Gemelas and helps with luggage to my 11th floor condo,which the regular taxi drivers don't ..
There are only 3 condos each floor.All the walls,furniture,drapes,walls,cushions,bedspreads,etc. are decorated by Mexico's leading primitive artist,Ada Colorina, who received "The Spirit of Mexico" award. All my renters state that it is such a happy place with turtles,seagulls, dolphins, and flowers everywhere..
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http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p309761
-530 672-8300
Puerto Vallarta Jalisco
5

What a wonderful place to visit!

  • 5 out of 5
What a wonderful place to rest and relax! From the moment that you open the door to Irene's Nirvana, you are captivated by the view, the sound of the ocean, and the bright Mexican motif of the condo. The pictures of the condo and it's location provide you with an accurate depiction of what to expect. However, once you walk through the door, your "Ah,hah" moments begin.
The condo is conveniently located on a beautiful beach and only a short bus ride to "Old Town" in Puerto Vallarta. Don't miss taking the bus...lots to be learned about the warm and friendly people who live and work in the area.
The restaurants in Old Town are not to be missed...Hacienda San Angel, The Riverfront Cafe, La Posta, Ocean Grill, and the many smaller Mexican restaurants all over the area. The food at every restaurant was so delicious!
Irene is a fantastic hostess. She is very knowledgeable about the area and the condo complex. The condo has everything that you might need for your stay. The condo is so bright and cheery, you just smile every time you return. The complex itself is beautifully landscaped. The pools are heated and lovely. Everything is very well maintained. The staff could not be more helpful. They assist with everything from advice on what to do, as well as, the day to day things like beach chairs and umbrellas. We can't wait to return!
  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so rewarding to receive reviews constantly like the above. I have tried thru the years to preserve the "colonial Mexico" period with colors, antique furniture that is nonexistent anymore due to high labor costs, decorations by Ada Colorina , awarded "The Spirit of Mexico" for her primitve style art.and being mesmerized by the ocean crashing on the rocks below with a long stretch of white sand to the left ,mountain view to the left and across The Bay plus Los Arcos view.The staff is and always has been incredible to assist guests.
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http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p309761
-530 672-8300
Puerto Vallarta Jalisco
5

Fantastic Views - Great Condo!

  • 5 out of 5
Best views in Puerto Vallarta! We saw orcas, dolphins and manta rays - it was spectacular. The condo is in great condition and has all the amenities you could want. King size bed was very nice and extra blankets, towels - seriously everything you could need, cooler for the beach, etc. The kitchen is very well appointed also with everything you could possibly need, lots of dishes/glasses/pots/pans/cutlery, etc. Nice gas stove and having a dishwasher was a nice touch! You get a lot of hot water for the shower which is a great shower - lots of water pressure. Transactions were easy - I hope to rent this condo again next year! (fingers crossed!)
  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so rewarding to receive great reviews as this one as I do focus on making improvements every time that I am there to add to guest comforts.Yes, the view is unparalleled in Puerto Vallarta with the ocean crashing below on the rocks,,gorgeous maintained gardens to my right and best beach in Puerto Vallarta to my left with mountains surrounding the area. The rainbows over the mountains are always inspiring and the sunsets spectacular.

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Puerto Vallarta Airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles

My condo is located on Playas Gemelas Beach, ranked top beach among the natives, view of Los Arcos, next tor the new Garza Blanca Resort and Beach,

South Side of Banderas Bay on route to Mismaloya, 15 minutes from town by bus,

excellent restaurant, La Palapa, on the beach, Intercontinental Restaurant,Garza Blanca Restaurant, all walking distance.Small grocery store in Girasol, excellent jogging trail, incredible snorkeling at Los Arcos, local boats docked for tours, etc.in front of my complex.

Other Activities: kayaking, jet skies,etc.

Golf: Golf is not directly on property but there are several courses in the North area.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday condo in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High Season
1 Oct 2014 - 25 Nov 2014
6 night minimum stay
$634
for 6 nights
From
$89
$723
 
 
Thanksgiving
26 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
5 night minimum stay
$600
for 5 nights
From
$100
$800
 
 
High Season
1 Dec 2014 - 20 Dec 2014
6 night minimum stay
$634
for 6 nights
From
$89
$723
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
6 night minimum stay
$700
for 6 nights
From
$100
$800
 
 
High Season
1 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
6 night minimum stay
$634
for 6 nights
From
$89
$723
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$520
for 6 nights
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Personal expenses $100
Notes Special Discount for open weeks in June - September.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower and toilet separated from decorative lavatory commode dressing area.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King size bed in spacious one bedroom condo. The Sleeps Maximum includes 2 children.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bottled water not included; 2 options of cleaning available, using my linen or housekeeping package. WIFI is avaialable.

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