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Spectacular Oceanfront View / Summer Discount June-Sept 26th!

Irene Swope

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Irene Swope

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015
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Spectacular Oceanfront View / Summer Discount June-Sept 26th!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

Puerto Vallarta Condo Rental Photos and Description

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.

Freshest fruit and vegetables at the lowest prices in PV delivered to your door by one of our staff employees. Saves time shopping for groceries.!

Also, personal friend meets my guests with a sign at the airport at same price as taxi drivers.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Irene Swope (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Spectacular Oceanfront View / Summer Discount June-Sept 26th!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 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.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2009
  • Stayed: 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.
5

Best Beach and tremendous views

  • 5 of 5

These are some of the best views in PV. You will not find better value in a ocean front Condo.in PV.The owner was wonderful to work with, and was very helpful as so far as dining and activities are concerned.The staff at Playas Gemelas was top notch and could not do enough for you,everything you might need was available ,all you have to do is ask.The buildings and grounds are spotless,and the pools are great.The beach is terrific,and you can rent a umbrella and chair if you wish.We will certainly return

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree with this reviewer that the views are unparalleled in PV with the mountains in full view of m y patio, the ocean crashing below my 11th floor condo, the best beach in PV on my left ,Los Arcos historical arches in view, and the jungle with million dollar homes behind our complex. Our staff is outstanding in assisting guests with any questions or problems.Buses stop regularly in front of our complex and it is only a 15 minute ride to El Centro.
5

Doesnt get much better than this!!!

  • 5 of 5

Hello I just spent an amazing two weeks at irenes beautiful condo. I was a little nervous booking a place over the internet as you never really know if the pictures will be the same as what you get. Irenes place was absolutly beautiful. It has literally everything you need as if you were in your own home. We would sit on the balcony in the morning and have our breakfast and coffee looking over the amazing view. Twice we were able to see whales it was perfect! I love pv and have been going there for many years but this beach compares to no other down there. There is a restaurant right on location that places live music some nights so you dont need to go to far. Not to mention Irene was amazing, very helpful and personable. She even called after my stay to make sure everything was good. I have never met her but you can tell she is a very sweet lady.

I would definatly recommend staying here

Thanks so much Irene for sharing your beautiful condo!

Tara

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate this review greatly as the reviewer stated so concisely how I feel about my condo 's spectacular view and beach. The restaurant next door is so reasonable and excellent food. I hope this reviewer will return many times in the future.It is only 15 minutes from The South Side of Banderas Bay to El Centro .The buses run every 15 minutes in front of our complex.There are 4 excellent restaurants within 20 minutes of my complex.Our grounds are beautifully maintained.
5

Fabulous Find

  • 5 of 5

When my girlfriends and I decided to do a girls' trip to PV, we had no idea that our accommodations were going to be a 5 star condominium for such a great price! From the minute you walk into the condo you feel like you are really on a vacation........somebody pinch me. The decor is decorated in beautiful tranquil colors of aqua and rose, with the flavor of local Puerto Vallarta.

The amazing beach is at your fingertips, and could rival any beach in Hawaii with its aqua crystal clear waters and white sand. The staff at Playa Gemelas was so gracious and accommodating. My favorite thing was to call the office and order two umbrellas and three lounge chairs. The friendly security guards would have them out on the beach waiting for you by the time you could grab your beach towel and book. We spent many afternoons lying on the loungers, sipping margaritas and wondering what the working people back home were doing.

We also took the bus into town almost every night which added to the adventure of the trip. It only costs 8 pesos and was really a great way to get immersed into the Mexican culture. The bus stop is right across from Playas Gemelas. My favorite restaurants were Hacienda de Los Angeles( house of the angels) is a must! The Ocean Grill another must, only accessible by water taxi. Absolutely the best margaritas I have ever had in my life! Playa Gemelas is only about 15 minutes from the dock that takes you there. Also, don't forget the zip lining Adventure tours right up the way from Playas Gemelas, thrilling.

Now that my friends have heard about how beautiful this condominium is and my stay in PV, I have a waiting list of friends that want to go with me next year. I guess they will just

have to take a number.

Hasta la vista!

Melanie Reibin

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I think this review is such an excellent one as she evaluated the surroundings, condo and Puerto VallartaI. I am always so rewarded when guests have such a great vacation at my condo.I think our staff is so outstanding and so willing to assist any guests with any questions, problems, and can arrange tours for them. I feel so blessed that I have had so many 5 star reviews through the years. Irene Swope
5

Fabulous Find

  • 5 of 5

When my girlfriends and I decided to do a girls' trip to PV, we had no idea that our accommodations were going to be a 5 star condominium for such a great price! From the minute you walk into the condo you feel like you are really on a vacation........somebody pinch me. The decor is decorated in beautiful tranquil colors of aqua and rose, with the flavor of local Puerto Vallarta.

The amazing beach is at your fingertips, and could rival any beach in Hawaii with its aqua crystal clear waters and white sand. The staff at Playa Gemelas was so gracious and accommodating. My favorite thing was to call the office and order two umbrellas and three lounge chairs. The friendly security guards would have them out on the beach waiting for you by the time you could grab your beach towel and book. We spent many afternoons lying on the loungers, sipping margaritas and wondering what the working people back home were doing.

We also took the bus into town almost every night which added to the adventure of the trip. It only costs 8 pesos and was really a great way to get immersed into the Mexican culture. The bus stop is right across from Playas Gemelas. My favorite restaurants were Hacienda de Los Angeles( house of the angels) is a must! The Ocean Grill another must, only accessible by water taxi. Absolutely the best margaritas I have ever had in my life! Playa Gemelas is only about 15 minutes from the dock that takes you there. Also, don't forget the zip lining Adventure tours right up the way from Playas Gemelas, thrilling.

Now that my friends have heard about how beautiful this condominium is and my stay in PV, I have a waiting list of friends that want to go with me next year. I guess they will just

have to take a number.

Hasta la vista!

Melanie Reibin

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great place and great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

First time in this kind of setting-renting a condo and being out of all-inclusive resort deal. This is for more adventures folks loving experiencing authentic local life and being on their own.

To make long story short, we loved the place, loved the ocean, loved long walks in old PV. For those who don’t know the area and don’t speak Spanish, or just don’t want a hassle with a taxi ride to the condo, the owner (Irene) arranges a pick at the airport and a personal chauffeur to the Playas Gemellas. At the condo complex staff is very helpful and courteous. Grand view of the ocean from 11th floor, 3 nice pools just downstairs and of course the beach! Clean and nicely decorated one-bedroom condo with a full kitchenette (you can cook if you want).Local bus running every 15 minutes takes you to PV for just 8 pesos per person. Make sure you visit local Zoo and restaurants. We travelled with our 2 year old and we felt pretty safe around the area. Just like I said we visited local villages and took long walks in old PV away from crowded tourist areas. Overall we had a great vacation and would recommend this place to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review accurately describes the Playas Gemelas setting of being surrounded by mountains, with the jungle extending to Puerto Vallarta's best beach, Playas Gemelas Beach and the easy access to bus service to town every 15 minutes. Playas Gemelas has an outstanding staff ,always with a desire to accommodate guests.The view from my condo is spectacular.Check my 24 photos on Homeaway.com My personal chauffeur is the same price as any taxi driver and willing to stop at super markets on the way to Playas Gemelas and helps with luggage to my 11th floor condo,which the regular taxi drivers don't .. There are only 3 condos each floor.All the walls,furniture,drapes,walls,cushions,bedspreads,etc. are decorated by Mexico's leading primitive artist,Ada Colorina, who received "The Spirit of Mexico" award. All my renters state that it is such a happy place with turtles,seagulls, dolphins, and flowers everywhere..

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Puerto Vallarta Airport
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles

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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Rates & Availability

From $82 Per night

Puerto Vallarta Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
low seasons
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
6 night minimum stay
$82
$574
$2,170
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$82
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Personal Expenses/taxes $150
Notes Special Discount for open weeks in June - September.

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Amenities

Puerto Vallarta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • 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
  • Shower and toilet separated from decorative lavatory commode dressing area.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 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
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/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.

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