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AWESOME VIEW OF BANDERAS BAY IN PUERTO VALLARTA

Ralph DiPalma

Advertiser since: 2009
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Ralph DiPalma

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2014
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AWESOME VIEW OF BANDERAS BAY IN PUERTO VALLARTA

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Playas Gemelas Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The property is located at 326 Amapas Street in the Casa Corazon Bed and Breakfast Complex. From the expansive terrace of this unit, you will be treated to amazing views of Banderas Bay, the charming town of Puerto Vallarta, and the green mountains of the Sierra Madre mountain range. During the winter months, you can actually watch whales and porpoises play in the ocean as you relax on the terrace. The terrace is what you will enjoy the most about this unit! It has a covered area that includes a full 'open air' kitchen with a dining and living area. The remainder of the terrace is open to the sky, so you can work on your sun tan or watch the sun set in the evening. If it gets a bit too hot for you, no problem. Just turn on the outside terrace fan or step inside and turn on the A/C.

The interior of the studio is decorated in a traditional rustic Mexican style. The bathroom consists of an oversized tile shower and a separate dressing room with lavatory. You will have plenty of storage with a closet in the dressing room, an antique bureau filled with many drawers, and an antique Mexican chest which has storage as well as a place to rest your luggage. Relax in the queen size bed while watching cable TV or your favorite DVD on the 32' flat screen. For your convenience, there is a desk complete with a book shelf.

Just outside the door of unit #905, is an elevator which will take you down to the beach level. Stroll through the lush gardens down to the beach where you can enjoy Ritmo's Beach Club right on the ocean front. You can relax under a palapa all day as long as you purchase a drink or food. The waiters are very friendly and accommodating. During the afternoon, you will enjoy beachside music and live jazz at night on the weekends.

If you walk down the beach toward the pier (north), you will pass many restaurants and bars. In the following order you will pass Blue Chairs Beach Club, El Dorado, La Palapa, Amapas Sunset, Cuates Y Cuetes Langostino's, Playa Los Arcos Restaurant, Daiquiri Dick's, The Blue Shrimp and A Taste of Italy.

If you exit the building at the office level on the 8th floor, head to your left down the hill on Amapas Street. A small mini-super is on the right. You can find most anything you will need here as well as delicious fresh home made local food. If you like fresh Tamales, this is where to find them! Continue to the bottom and turn right when you come to the San Marino Hotel. You will pass Cafe Bohemio.Continue on and you will pass Piazzetta Italian Restaurant and The Coffee Cup. Turn left at Trattoria Michel and you will pass by Cafe Tizoc, La Pizza Nostra, Cafe San Angel, Que Pasa, the famous Andale, Tsunami, and Kaiser Maximillian. Turn right on to Basilio Badillo and you will go by Cafe de Olla and Joe Jack's Fish Shack. As you can see, you are staying in the perfect location to walk to any number of restaurants, bars, and shops.

A 50% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit in U.S. currency is due within 5 business days of making your reservation, and the balance is due within 30 days of your arrival date. If your arrival date is less than 30 days, full payment is due within 5 business days of making your reservation.

.***REFUND POLICY: The 50% deposit to confirm your reservation is non-refundable. Also, there are no refunds due to acts of nature, religious or weather situations, mechanical failure, earthquake, golf conditions, hurricane, earthquake or any natural disaster or any other non controllable situations such as but not limited to construction in the area, unusual noise or other disturbances. Please take out trip insurance. Trip insurance is strongly recommended.***

Keywords: Condominium

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Ralph DiPalma (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2014

About Ralph DiPalma

The owners of this property came to Puerto Vallarta for the first time in 1985. It was 'Love at First Sight.' They have travelled all over the world, but always come back to this charming town to relax and visit local friends that have been made over the years. It is truly their home away from home.

Ralph DiPalma purchased this condo in 2009

Why Ralph DiPalma chose Playas Gemelas

This is a perfect location for you to enjoy the traditional flavor of Mexico. You are in a safe local Mexican neighborhood; definitely not the touristic 'Hotel Zone.' This is where you can slow down, relax, and make new friends. Walk out onto your private terrace and the Pacific Ocean greets you. However, you are just around the corner from shopping, restaurants, and night clubs!

What makes this condo unique

You can enjoy a daily breakfast on the dining terrace of the bed and breakfast section of the condominium for a very reasonable daily additional charge. Or, if you prefer to pass on this option, it is just a short stroll down to the Olas Altas area where you have access to many great restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In fact, you are within walking distance to a wide array of shopping, dining, and entertainment. If you prefer, someone at the front desk of the property will be happy to call a taxi for you, but don't be afraid to get out and explore on your own! The employees at the front desk will be available to check all guests in and out of the unit. Any balances owed at check -in or check-out may be paid at the front desk. Please consider tipping the staff if they have done something to help make your stay more pleasant. They are more than willing to assist you if you simply ask.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Awesome View of Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
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Awesome View of Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta
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Playas Gemelas Jalisco
Quebec, Qc, Canada
4

Beautiful view

  • 4 of 5
Very nice studio, well equipped. The owner is very helpful.
The area is very hilly.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay and that I was able to be of assistance to you to help make your stay more enjoyable.
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Awesome View of Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta
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Playas Gemelas Jalisco

Our honeymoon experience!

  • of 5
This room is perfect for a couple! The view is amazing! The bed was very firm which was awesome for me and my achy back but not so much my wife. Lol. The location is within walking distance to tons of great restaurants and shops. We very much loved our stay in Puerto Vallarta! Ralph was super helpful in many ways and always a quick email away!
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very gracious review of my property. It is great to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and honeymoon! I have found that being accesable to my clients for their questions during their stay is always welcomed and appreciated.
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Playas Gemelas Jalisco
Sun Valley, CA
5

I felt at home.

  • 5 of 5
As soon as I opened the door I felt relaxed and at home. All of the staff members are excellent and always eager to help in any possible way. The staff at Ritmo Cafe which is affiliated with Casa Corazon also are excellent. Ralph has a wonderful condo. It was exactly what I needed for a month stay. Ralph is great at communicating. He made me feel comfortable to ask for anything. If I had any concerns, questions, or whatever it was Ralph was an email away and replied quickly.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is always a great feeling to know that my guests felt comfortable and enjoyed their stay! I believe that being accessible to my guests is key in their satisfaction. I am always available to answer a question or help with a problem
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Awesome View of Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta
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Playas Gemelas Jalisco
la jolla ca.
5

from san diego

  • 5 of 5
great little place, fantastic patio, had everything we needed very comfortable really enjoyed being in zona romantic only complaint was bug spray odor when we first arrived I understand the need, but I wish they had aired out the place before we arrived first day odor was scary strong. don't miss Jorge's hideaway, Chenan2, and pancho's takos three of the best restaurants in town
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: As always, I am pleased to know that my unit was comfortable and had everything my client's need. I do apologize for the heavy bug spray odor! There was evidence of termites in some of the wooden furniture so I had to "emergently" treat. So sorry the smell was strong, but I am always appreciative of valid constructive criticism. I hope you will consider visiting with me again. Also, my friend Jorge will be pleased you liked his great little restaurant!
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Awesome View of Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272881vb
-(615) 377-6358
Playas Gemelas Jalisco
5

Authentic Flare

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we walked into the condo, we fell in love with it. It is very well decorated and so very comfortable inside and also on the huge patio. Great location and we will return here again!
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review of our condo on Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We encourage all feedback and especially enjoy learning when a customer had a pleasant stay. Please come back to see us!
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Awesome View of Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272881vb
-(615) 377-6358
Playas Gemelas Jalisco
4

Wonderful Views, Very Helpful Owner

  • 4 of 5
We really had a great time at Casa Corazon. Ralph is an amazing host and was prompt at answering all our questions (which were numerous). His condo is well appointed, nicely decorated, and convenient to restaurants, beaches, night life, and shopping. The little pool is perfect for a quick swim. As with everyone else who stayed here, we particularly enjoyed the deck and the view, which is spectacular at sunset!! It is a perfect place for one or two people to spend the week. The only drawback is that the area surrounding the unit is undergoing significant renovation, which means lots of construction noise during the day. This did more to add to the unique charm of the area rather than being an annoyance, and we spent our days at some of the many hotels/restaurants that have chairs on the beach. Once all the construction is finished, the area will truly be lovely.

A few suggestions for people coming to Casa Corazon. Be sure to bring insect repellent with lots of DEET (I’d suggest Deep Woods OFF) since there are stealth bugs in the sand that like to dine on your legs. Also, make sure you take your keys with you when you leave the unit! If you don’t, you’ll need to go to the bar across the street and get them to let you in. Finally, take time to locate all three entrances/exits to the building since the main entrance on the 8th floor is frequently locked. It took us five days to finally locate a very convenient entrance/exit on the 7th floor.

Overall, we would highly recommend this unit for people wanting a taste of everything Mexico has to offer (as opposed to a luxury resort). We had a very enjoyable week.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I appreciate the positive responses from my clients! Casa Corazon will certainly give you a taste of traditional Mexican flavor. It is the total opposite of a luxury resort, but very comfortable with lots of charm. Unfortunately, there is a lot of construction right now, but once it is finished, it will be worth the wait. No doubt, you will fall in love with the terrace and the view. The one thing that I try to do best is be accessible to my clients at all times for their questions. I understand how important it is to be able to know some insider tips of the place you may be visiting for the first time.

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Casa Corazon #905
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Blue Chairs Hotel & Beach Club
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Blue Seas Resort
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Hotel Tropicana
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San Marino Hotel
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La Piazzetta Italian Restaurant
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Los Muertos Pier
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Cafe San Angel
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Cafe de Olla
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Joe Jack's Fish Shack
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No Way Jose Restaurant
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Los Amigo's Bar
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Paco's Ranch
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Club Manana
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Anonimo Bar
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Antropology Bar
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Apaches Bar
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Frida Bar
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La Noche Bar
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No Borders Bar
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Vallarta Cora Pool Bar

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Rates & Availability

From $70 Per night

Playas Gemelas Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas/New Year 2014-2015
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
High Season 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$130
$850
$2,000
 
 
Low Season 2015
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$70
$455
$700
 
 
High Season 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
$130
$850
$2,000
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2015-2016
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
High Season 2016
Jan 4 2016 - Apr 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$130
$850
$2,000
 
 
Low Season 2016
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$70
$455
$700
 
 
High Season 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
4 night minimum stay
$130
$850
$2,000
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2016-2017
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
High Season 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$130
$850
$2,000
 
 
Low Season 2107
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$70
$455
$700
 
 
High Season 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$130
$850
$2,000
 

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Amenities

Playas Gemelas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 9
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
If you book the unit for 3 weeks or more, you will receive a complimentary maid service once every two weeks.

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