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

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights


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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 February, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

Special Rate for April - September 27 at $79 per night!! (Applies for 2 people)
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews
Walla Walla WA USA

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: May 1, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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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drop dead gorgeous view!

  • 4 of 5
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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: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 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: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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
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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: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 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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Beautiful, relaxing week in paradise!

  • 4 of 5
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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: Dec 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 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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By far the best place to stay in Puerto Vallarta

  • 5 of 5

Playas Gemelas is by far the best place to stay in Puerto Vallarta! With sweeping views of the ocean and a private beach, what could anyone ask for.

I've stayed here many times and I will continue to go back! The staff is also wonderful and very accommodating.

The property was clean and the grounds are very well maintained.

The owner was a delight to the work with!

I love waking up in the morning and enjoying my coffee while sitting on the spacious patio looking out at the beautiful ocean just below me. It also has 3 pools to meet everyone's needs.

I also love the central location to downtown PV and to the all rain forest activities. Canopy zip line tour, botanical gardens, great restaurants and boating excursions to name a few!!

In a word, this is paradise!! Can't wait to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review repeats what other guests have stated for many years. The view is unsurpassed with mountains surrounding,jungle behind, one of the best beaches in Puerto Vallarta to the left and the twinkling lights of Puerto Vallarta to the right at night.The staff is outstanding.There are only 3 condos each floor.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Puerto Vallarta Airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
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:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
13 Jan 2017 - 1 May 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
low seasons
2 May 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
19 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Personal Expenses/taxes £121
Refundable Damage Deposit £60

Special Discount for open weeks in June - September.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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.

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