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From July to September 27th $85 a night!! (Applies for 2 people)

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 30 nights


About the property

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

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

More Details

Irene Swope
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Colonia 5 de Diciembre in Downtown

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 32
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No loud parties as this complex is primarily for retired people.No drugs,smoking or excessive alcohol There are only 3 condos each floor.
  • Renters have to obey the Complex rules and pool rules,as no alcohol ,smoking,etc. in the pools.
  • there is extra fee is for personal expansiveness and taxes
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower and toilet separated from decorative lavatory commode dressing area.
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Small Cooler
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
Bottled water not included; 2 options of cleaning available, using my linen or housekeeping package. WIFI is avaialable.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

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From July to September 27th $85 a night!! (Applies for 2 people)
average rating of 4.894737 based on 38 reviews

What a tranquil spot!

  • 5 of 5

Coming in to this trip you feel like a welcomed guest. Irene is very generous in sharing information and insight - especially the best places to go. Feeling prepared, the trip was made easier using her offered transportation. Alone, I was a little nervous, yet Mario made it totally easy. Holding up a sign, I found him easily, swinging by Walmart for groceries on the way home. The fridge/freezer was a normal size, easily accommodating my purchases. This was a good thing, as the restaurant next door was temporarily closed, however I soon found the bus to be right outside the complex, and easy to access. The staff on site was wonderful, particularly Alex.

I was delighted to find myself very high up (right below the penthouse), one of 3 units on the floor. There were no bad views . While I tried Le Kliff for dinner (their happy hour did not exist), the view from Irene's was superior and I can't imagine finding a better sunset anywhere. I did find it helpful to spray my legs with bug spray when leaving the condo, particularly down by the pool and at restaurants (even Le Kliff) -- there were a lot of no-see-ums, and I served as a meal for insects until I got the spray.

Also, most nights you can see at least 2 fireworks displays to the north, in additional to the mass of stars.

Irene's condo is like stepping into her home, which is decorated with cultural treasures including art work and unique, specially designed textiles that reflect the folk culture of the city. I left both doors open all the time as I enjoyed very much the sound of the waves, and was constantly surprised to see the flocks of pelicans go by once or twice a day (never when I had my camera at hand).

I found 2 favorite restaurants: - the River Cafe (fabulous chicken enchiladas for breakfast, zucchini and pineapple bread, and great margaritas in the afternoon), and also Pipi's. While the Guadalajara Pharmacy is popular, I did had 3 unpleasant experiences (twice traveling with friends, once alone), where we were treated very rudely by separate individuals behind the counter, ignored while others who'd come later were helped first 2 out of 3 times, and a general lack of interest in being nice -- not the norm for people in this city. Alone the third time, I left and found a small pharmacy a few doors down to the south where the lady was wonderful.

My only disappointment was looking ahead to next year - she's really booked up already!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want this review a featured review. Such a detailed, outstanding review of my condo and surroundings. I am booked for April of 2019 since 2017 but certainly will help this reviewer to find another condo in my incredible complex. The staff is outstanding and speak English also.We have the best beach in Puerto Vallarta.
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Absolutely Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We love visiting PV, we were lucky to find Irene's condo available for our dates. It is located in one of the best buildings on the perfect beach.

We loved all the traditional mexican decor, down to the cute painted rocks used as door stoppers, our son named them all. Thank you very much Irene, we felt very welcomed and at home in you fabulous condo. Sunsets from the 11th floor are absolutely gorgeous! We felt very safe at all times, the security and staff are wonderful. We will definitely return!!

Thank you, The Acosta's

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree with this excellent review. Ada Colorina, Mexican's leading primitive artist, has decorated everything in my condo,furniture, walls, bedspreads, drapes,etc. in The Mexican Colonial period.These were excellent guests also.
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Perfect in every way!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much Irene. We had an incredible month. The accommodations, weather, and especially the view from the balcony were perfect. Can't wait to return!!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really enjoy the response from renters when they have an incredible stay in my condo. I do feel that the view from my lanai is extraordinary of the ocean, mountains, Los Arcos,etc.These renters were wonderful.
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A slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

This condo is a perfect location. Great view, lovely swimable beach, safety and comfortable bed. Everything you need to relax and refresh. We are frequently at the palapa on the beach and the staff there was so friendly and helpful. Taxis easy to grab to go downtown. We will definitely be back. Thanks Irene.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Pictures do not do this lovely place justice. We’ve never taken so many pictures and videos. Every sunrise, every sunset was magnificent, the whales, the porpoises... breathtaking beauty surrounded us on every side. We did nothing but rest and luxuriate in the pools, eat delicious meals from the Palapas next door and watch the baby sea turtles being released practically every night. The local charm of the interior kept us in the vacation mood, and the perfect temps left the ocean walls of the condo open 24/7 - as I say.... paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that outstanding review I have always felt the same about my settings and condo. My beach is the best in PV and we are surrounded by mountains and the jungle. Please make this a featured review. I have had so many 5 star reviews thru the years and have been blessed to have so many excellent renters. Irene Swope
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Nirvana indeed!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from a 8 night stay at Irene's condo. Heavenly is the best word we could use to describe our experience. We were picked up at the airport by Mario- who Irene recommended. We stopped at Walmart and picked up some provisions for our stay and then were taken to the condo. Wow as we opened the front door. Only 3 condos per floor which led to a very quiet stay! The living room and bedroom look out onto the ocean and a deck that was filled with beautiful flowering plants. Absolutely gorgeous!

I don't believe we have ever slept more comfortably than on her king size bed with the sound of the ocean lulling us to sleep. The grounds are immaculate and so well kept. The condo provides everything one would need for an extended stay. Taxi's and buses are steps away and were always available to get us to town.

Irene's condo can't be beat! We can't wait to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review states it all as i have always felt that my condo location is breathtaking,the staff excels in accommodating guests,and close proximity to excellent reasonably priced restaurants.Bus service stops in front of complex to town and to Boca. With only 3 condos each floor, it is very quiet.Many photos are on Homeaway com and my The ocean crashes below my 11th floor condo.with a panoramic view of mountains, Los Arcos and spectacular sunsets.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Puerto Vallarta Airport
Nearest Beach
Playas Gemelas Beach
Car: not necessary

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, 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Colonia 5 de Diciembre, Jalisco

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
low season
14 Jun 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Thanksgiving 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 1 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
High Season 1
2 Jan 2019 - 15 Apr 2019
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Thanksgiving 2019
23 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Personal Expenses/taxes £129.44

Special Discount for open weeks in June - September.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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