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Beachfront tranquility with beautiful views of Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Fully renovated 2 bedroom, 3 Bath condo right on Playas Gemelas

The condo is located on what is known as the South Shore. This area is tranquil and has the feel of seclusion, yet is close to downtown and everything it has to offer, about a10 minute ride. Mostly residential, the sweeping views of the Bay, lush jungle backdrop, and tranquility are what it´s all about.

The property is located right on the beach, at Playas Gemelas, nestled on the Sierra Madre mountains with beautiful, green tropical forest vegetation. It is built in typical Puerto Vallarta old-style, never letting you forget that you are in our beautiful mexican Gold Coast.

- Amazing views overlooking Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta.

- Beachfront, on Playas Gemelas

- Convenience store on premises

- Friendly, helpful staff

- Poolside/beachfront bar and restaurant. It sits on a rocky area and is just wonderful for watching colorful sunsets, listening to the waves hitting the beach, watching the pelicans fishing right in front of you and whales passing by during season.

The condo has been fully renovated by the Duarq architecture firm. Decorated in an ecclectic-mexican-contemporary yet cozy style, the condo has two floors and is smartly distributed. On the main floor there is a full bath, a fully equipped kitchen, and a living and dining area with balcony. The second floor has two master suites, each with a full bath. One with a king size bed and balcony, the other with two double beds.

More Details

Owner
Karina Martínez del Sobral
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

Why Karina Martínez del Sobral chose South Zone

My husband and I live in Mexico City. Growing up I spent my summers in Puerto Vallarta, and now with my family continue to spend our vacations there. We love Girasol Sur and we hope our home brings you as much relaxation and happiness as it has given us. Enjoy!

What makes this condo unique

Girasol is a residential building, yet you have available amenities right on the property

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in South Zone in Puerto Vallarta

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Lower level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Oceanside - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Mountainside - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Oceanside - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Mountainside - 2 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

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Beachfront tranquility with beautiful views of Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews
5

Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 recently stayed at Karina’s condo at Girasol Sur Condominiums. With 2 young children, it was an easy holiday with 2 fantastic beaches close by and the pool. What we enjoyed was the fact that there was a restaurant on site and a convenience store. They carried everything - almost a small grocery store really. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They serve a lot of fish and seafood dishes, traditional Mexican food and some “American” food as well. The servers are very friendly and attentive. They serve some great margaritas. Happy hour is from 6-7 every day and its 2 for 1. They have live music every Friday and Monday evening which packs the restaurant. The view from the restaurant is unbeatable and we were happy to eat many meals Oceanside. Karina’s condo is well equipped with everything you need. There wasn’t one thing it was missing. It is exactly as you see in the pictures with beautiful furnishings and an unbeatable view from 2 balconies. We saw whales, dolphins, turtles, manta rays and fish from the balcony. The water is so perfectly clear. The beach to the north was the one we spent the most time on as it had a few trees for shade. The sand is perfect and the water is turquoise - quite different from the beaches in town. This north beach is public but only seemed to see a lot of action on the weekends when the locals visited. This meant there is a local man who sets up a table to serve drinks - I saw fresh pineapple and coconut with him as well. The beach is typically quieter during the week but still never gets very busy. Swimming for little ones is a little difficult as the waves are big, but for adults - no problem. The beach to the south is private and used for the resort and condos on it - still also very nice. We watched crabs crawl all over the rocks nearby. The pool is a good size and is never very busy. There are always available chairs and loungers poolside. The sun doesn’t hit the pool deck until about 12:30-1pm so it is a tad cool in the morning but then the afternoon is nice and warm poolside. The servers will bring you food and drink, however, you cannot bring your own food and drinks. There are signs up notifying you of this. We took the local bus into town - very easy. Drops you off as soon as you get into town and one stop and you can navigate from there. Overall - a fantastic stay. We would highly recommend Karina’s condo - can’t be beat!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

You can't go wrong with this rental!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 had a Fantastic time at Girisol Sur. We have been coming here for 20+ years and this unit is by far the most comfortable/elegant one we've stayed in. We could not help but spend hours on the decks overlooking the ocean and surrounding beauty. The gardens and amenities and staff are all Five Star!

Thank You Karina for yet another wonderful visit to your beautiful spot in paradise! We will defiantly be returning in the years ahead!

Doug Howie Patti & Mike

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

beautiful condo, great location, lacked nothing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Karina's condo provided a memorable vacation!! Karina's condo lacked nothing!! Beach chairs, towels, comfortable mattress, additional sheets, lovely kitchen, plenty of towels, plenty of dishes, pots and pans.. Again her condo had everything, and beyond to make our stay most enjoyable!! The view from our decks allows us to view whales, dolphins, birds and the beauty of watching the waves crash on the rocks!! The cleaning service was a great perk!! We will return to her place over and over! The best Homeaway/airbnb we've ever stayed in!! Being on the 6th floor in her unit provided us to view waves hitting the rocks for water beauty, then viewing beaches on both sides of the rocks, kept us in awe of how spectacular her condo was!! We LOVED Karina's condo!!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

More than satisfied

  • 4 of 5

From the beginning communication, I found that reserving, staying and checking out went better than expected.

We enjoyed the clean and modern unit, finding nothing that we could complain about.

I appreciated the up to date emails with the needed information - simple but accurate and well taken care of.

Thank you for a pleasant stay! Janelle

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great for our family of 4 with 2 small kids

  • 5 of 5

The view is great, the place had everything we needed, the bus is convenient from hotel to town, and the beaches you can access from the hotel are awesome, one was so good for our kids!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't imagine staying anywhere else in PV!

  • 5 of 5

This was exactly what our family was looking for in a Puerto Vallarta vacation. Here's a summary:

1. Remember the Alamo -- We won't ever rent a car from Alamo again.

2. Enjoyed the 25-30 minute drive through PV Centro and Romantica areas on our drive south.

3. Friendly front desk staff to greet us and quickly get us access to the room.

4. Condo room was better than the pictures.

5. We opened the blinds to a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean to the west, PV city scape to the north, Sierra mountains to the southeast.

6. Tranquil is a great description. Breakfast with my coffee, a good book, my iPad, and an amazing panoramic view made my mornings refreshing and life giving.

7. Because of the mountain backdrop and the tall condo, the sun doesn't hit the pool deck very early which for some might be a negative. The sun did hit the beaches to both the north and south by mid-morning though.

8. The restaurant (on the pool deck) was very good and reasonable in price. It was also convenient (with poolside service) during the day offering food and drink.

9. The condo itself is laid out nicely. The kitchen, living room and a bathroom on the main floor. A circular staircase takes you upstairs to two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. The Master Bedroom is spacious and a sliding glass door away from another patio with another beautiful view.

10. The owners communicated well with us and were concerned that our needs were taken care of.

11. There is a small grocery store in the main lobby that was convenient but only had limited supplies. The owner had some home cooked items (tortillas, desserts, etc) that were definitely worth the purchase. We went into town and shopped at Walmart / Sams for a larger selection of items.

12. There was easy access to the PV Centro & Romantic zones, which will give you access to a nice ocean front walkway, great selection of restaurants, shops, etc. A great place to watch the sunset... (but probably not better than the condo's balcony).

13. Our family enjoyed the wifi and televisions provided. We brought our Apple Tv and plugged in so that we could have a variety of English speaking television & movie options. Wifi was adequate for streaming.

I feel fortunate that I came across this rental. It was ideal for us. Some families will want the high activity, resort life of the north side of PV, but if you prefer "chill", "relaxed", "low-traffic", "tranquil"... you'll definitely want to land here.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
19 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta Airport
Nearest Restaurant
3 Metres
Right on premises, poolside-beachfront restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
Right on Playas Gemelas, one of Vallarta´s best
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £186.77

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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