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Special Rate for April - September 27 at $79 per night!! (Applies for 2 people)

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Irene Swope
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2017

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • 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
  • 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.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
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
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Bottled water not included; 2 options of cleaning available, using my linen or housekeeping package. WIFI is avaialable.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

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Special Rate for April - September 27 at $79 per night!! (Applies for 2 people)
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews
Walla Walla WA USA
5

Repeat Visitors

  • 5 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: April 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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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Milwaukee, WI USA
5

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 Facebook.com/ireneswope The ocean crashes below my 11th floor condo.with a panoramic view of mountains, Los Arcos and spectacular sunsets.
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4

drop dead gorgeous view!

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week here from Christmas to New Years Eve. We absolutely loved the view--180 degrees. We watched whales from our balcony. Magical!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Truely Is Nirvana!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a nice quiet beachfront condo in PV as we are not fans of large hotels. Irene's listing immediately caught my eye and after seeing pictures, reading reviews, and speaking to Irene directly, we booked it right away. Irene was awesome, described all amenities and details, set up transportion from airport, recommended restaurants, alerted staff of our arrival, and all other info needed for our first time visit to Playa Gemales. Irene is a long time owner and is very involved with the conservation and well being of the area and it shows. After arriving to the condo, we knew this was a great call. Everything was as described, including the view which is breathtaking! Staff was great, white sand beach and amazing sunset dinners at Palapas restaurant next door was second to none. You easily could not leave the grounds for a week! We did venture north to old town a few times (don't be afraid to use the public buses) and made the trek south to Mismaloya for shrimp and visited the Botanical Gardens in Boca. Such a cool adventure! Our only regret was one week was not enough time! We definately will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I concur with this review as all my reviews have been positive. I ,personally, have always felt rejuvenated after my stay in my condo with the spectacular view, fantastic beach,well maintained gardens ,and privacy of my condominiums plus Ada Colorina's art work in my condo. Her father was a famous Mexican artist and she has received many acclaims from the Mexican Govt. for her art work.
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4

A well cared for property in a garden setting on a tropical pristine beach - amazing!

  • 4 of 5

From the moment we arrived we were enchanted with this property. The condo had all the amenities we needed and was beautifully situated on a magnificent beach with gardens surrounding all four buildings. The reception staff were extremely helpful even interceding on our behalf to get medical attention for my wife when she got very ill and later, serving as translators, explaining discrepancies in medication to the pharmacist on our behalf. They offered advice on getting around the area, things to do and places to visit. When requested, taxis arrived in minutes to our condo. We delighted in breakfasts on our balcony overlooking Bandaras Bay with sea birds flying right by only feet away. One day we were excited to view a group of whales breaching and diving no more than a kilometre away. The room was a delight with many treasures of Mexican culture that the owner must have collected from artisans in the area. The condo is light and airy with wonderfully large windows viewing the sea. The pools were very clean and heated and never crowded. Playas Gemelas is a great place to get away for a quiet vacation in the sun and the night life and all the city has to offer are only minutes away by taxi or bus. It is also a convenient location to visit the Botanical Gardens as the bus goes right by the complex. One final comment, the owner was most accommodating to us and provided even more service at her own expense than we had contracted for. She went beyond the norm to ensure that our experience at Playas Gemelas was unsurpassed. I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review gave me a such satisfaction that my constant labor to preserve Colonial Mexico's decor were appreciated. I truly believe that my spectacular views, beach and outstanding staff are unique in Puerto Vallarta .
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4

Beautiful, relaxing week in paradise!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed the gorgeous surroundings, wonderful condo filled with Mexican decorations and two patios with amazing pots of plants! The view from the eleventh floor patio was incredible. Great restaurants nearby!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I don't understand why Donna didn't rate my condo a 5 star as she had sent me a previous email of how much she enjoyed staying there.It was a glowing compliment about my condo, the outstanding staff and surroundings. Yes, there are collections of art work ,hand made pillows ,art work on drapes, etc. by Mexico's leading primitive artist, Ada Colorina.thru the years.. I have only had 2 renters in 30 yrs. rate my condo less than a 5 star condo.so that is a good ratio.
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Location

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, 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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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Holiday
19 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
£559
for 6 nights
From
£75
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£479
for 6 nights
From
£61
£1,678
 

Additional pricing information

Personal Expenses/taxes £111.85

Special Discount for open weeks in June - September.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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