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

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 March, 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.
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 -
(35 traveller reviews)

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Special Rate for April - September 27 at $79 per night!! (Applies for 2 people)
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews


  • 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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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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Milwaukee, WI USA

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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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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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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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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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.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Personal Expenses/taxes £108.31

Special Discount for open weeks in June - September.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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