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Beach Front and Pool, Romantic Ambiance

Karen

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Karen

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2015
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Beach Front and Pool, Romantic Ambiance

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Playas Gemelas Condo Rental Photos and Description

Brick and arches Old World charm, great location, stairs go to the beach

For the price of a hotel room, you can relax in an ocean-paradise vacation condo with its unique architecture, just steps down to the beach on the edge of Old Town Puerto Vallarta. No need to rent a car. The condominium is conveniently located close to all that Puerto Vallarta has to offer. Book today to enjoy our spacious 1600 sq ft of condo and our terrace with pool. 'The pictures don't do it justice!' is a frequent comment. Stay with us. You won't be disappointed.

Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karen (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2015

About Karen

We, Karen and Jim, have lived just outside of Seattle for over 40 years. Because we are both still working, we can visit Casa Campanitas only twice a year and did not want to waste our pearl by the sea, so we decided to share its amazing ambiance and location when we are not able to be there.

Karen purchased this condo in 1996

Why Karen chose Playas Gemelas

Over 15 years renting with 100% glowing reports back....including multiple exclamations of 'the pictures don't do it justice!' We fell in love with Casa Campanitas the minute we walked in the door when looking for a vacation property in 1996 ...the charm of the Old World Architecture, and the location were unbeatable, a combination we saw in no other properties. Every time we stay, it is better than I remember, even after all these years.

What makes this condo unique

This condo is a true find. It has three bedrooms, a great location at the beach and a pool on the terrace level right out your door, have open-air rooms with the brick and arches Old World Charm– ambiance that is becoming a rarity as high-rises and modern condos and hotels take over. Casa Campanitas is definitely a marvelously unique experience.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Beach Front and Pool, Romantic Ambiance
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
Cleveland, OH
5

December get away

  • 5 of 5

What a great location. Waking up to the ocean in front of you. Watching the sunset each night. A few steps down and you're on the beach.. We had happy hour each night in the condo watching the sunset. Then a quick walk into town for dinner. Sleeping with the sounds of the waves was so relaxing! Can't wait to get back again to PV!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Christmas holiday with family

  • 5 of 5

Casa Campanitas was just what our family was looking for - a private getaway with old Mexico character and charm, tropical beaches with all their attractions at the bottom of the stairway, and fun nightlife only a short cab ride away. Our twenty-somethings enjoyed the party atmosphere in town, and we elders enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere at the casa. Like others, we found that the pool and terrace were our own private getaway. I loved the convenience of having our own kitchen and prepared a couple of breakfasts and our Christmas Eve dinner. Hortencia, who we hardly saw, quietly ensured that we came home to a clean and tidy abode each evening, and Hugo was available by phone to answer questions about our Christmas Day excursion. We will recommend this rental to our family and friends!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Houston, Texas
4

Anniversary and my wifes Birthday 2014

  • 4 of 5

Although our stay was during the rainy season, the weather turned out great. We were able to swim in the pool with no other guests so it felt like we had our own private pool. Hortensia the housekeeper was so personable and made sure the condo was super clean. It was an easy walk down to the beach and so many different restaurants were so close. We met so many wonderful people in PV during our stay that we will definitely return. From the waiters at the restaurants to the vendors that set up our daily activities. We were busy every day. The taxis were so clean and the drivers always gave us information on the town. We brought our daughter and her friend and they were in awe of the condo, the views, the people and had such a great time. This was such a great stress-free vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

This condo was splendid, and it is the perfect location...

  • 5 of 5

This condo was splendid. It is the perfect location literally just steps to the beach and yet just a 10 minute walk to the shops and restaurants in the Romantic Zone. You feel like the ocean is in your apartment. The sound of waves all day, the beautiful sunsets enjoyed from the lovely veranda. And if you are not the beach type, there is a pool 20 feet away right outside your door. We were there for a week and nobody else used the pool. It was like having our own private pool. And Hortencia, the maid, is the sweetest woman...we loved chatting with her. I have stayed in other condos but this one is nicer because of the huge open arches and the privacy. It feels like it is just you and ocean. We would stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

No Better Deal

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't possible say enough wonderful things about the time we spent in PV. The condo is in a location that can't be beat. An easy walk down to the beach, an easy walk to old town PV with tons of restaurants. The condo itself is spacious, modern enough, while still maintaining traditional Mexican style. The living room opens to the ocean and you cannot beat the sound of the waves each night and morning. We go to PV every year and this unit is by far the best for the price. The rental process was simple and the owners excellent and responsive.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bay Area, CA, USA
5

Escape to Paradise!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Casa Campanitas with my boyfriend for a week in November and enjoyed every second of our trip! First off, PV is a vacationer's paradise with something to do for everyone! We loved the people, food, ocean, beach and jungle-like tropics. All that aside, we feel staying at Casa Campanitas really put our trip over the top! It's such a special place and far superior to any plain-Jane hotel room or large resort timeshare, as those can be found everywhere and are all relatively alike, while Casa Campanitas is one of a kind! The authentic charm of this home is unreal... Beautiful brick & tile work, curved archways, open-air living and the view! Talk about feeling like you're on the edge of the world! There's a lot to do in the Vallarta area, but after a couple excursions, we'd seen enough and couldn't wait to get back to the beach and condo.

Casa Campanitas has an extremely genuine Mexican allure to it, with a location that cannot be beat! We really enjoyed the convenient ocean access and would walk down to Playa de los Muertos every morning (we had no issues with the stairs, but some w/ young kids or bad knees may prefer taking a $2-3 cab ride instead). We'd find a couple chairs, stick our toes in the sand and rotate between swimming, eating, bartering, sun-bathing & drinking! We'd stay down there all day and then trek back to the Casa and get ready for our night. At night, we'd stroll into the heart of Old Town, which is just a short walk downhill. PV has some phenomenal restaurants and many are within walking distance (or a cheap cab fare). Later, we'd stumble home or cab it, depending on the amount of margaritas consumed! Every night we'd sleep soundly to the crash of waves on the beach below and wake up each morning to a view of the ocean I will never forget! We'd start our day w/ breakfast on the patio, watching the beach action begin and once we were ready, would head down ourselves and do it all again!

Hortensia (the housekeeper) really goes out of her way to make your stay as chore free as possible. Her services and thoughtfulness greatly exceeded our expectations set from staying at typical high-end resorts.

Casa Campanitas is extraordinarily special and I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to stay some place romantic, full of authentic charm, fully equipped, extremely convenient, beautiful &/or incredibly unique! We had the time of our lives and will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Regardless of your desired activity level (or lack of one), Puerto Vallarta has something for you. There is a wide variety of things to do, from sedentary to rugged land and water activities in and around Puerto Vallarta, many begin within a short walking distance of Casa Campanitas. If you like sightseeing, stroll along the Malecon north to the square for people watching (a true cultural event on Sundays when the whole family comes to town with children dressed to the nines) artwork-painting and outdoor sculptures, visit Puerto Vallarta's most famous church— Our Lady of Guadalupe, take a trolley ride tour of the city or catch one of the tours to Yalapa or Chico's Paradise where you can wade or swim in a spectacular river, or have lunch and watch others as they body surf the pools and eddies. Depending upon the season, there are neighborhood street events and bazaars with great fun, great food and great people watching. For something requiring less effort, you can relax and have Hugo arrange for a dinner prepared at the casa that includes with cleanup freeing you to dine and relax on the terrace by the pool or in the diningroom at Casa Campanitas. Walk down our steps to the beach to snorkel, swim, and sunbathe, then order drinks or a meal under restaurant palapas— just minutes away on the beach. Whether or not you like bird watching or whale watching, you will enjoy seeing dolphins and whales that winter in the bay as they dive and spout, and observe the pelicans diving for fish or flying overhead with terns, green mealy parrots and other avian creatures. Parasail, rent a fishing boat or take any of a number of specialized cruises and tours - hiking, biking, snorkeling, scuba diving, horseback riding, boating, or kayaking- that begin on our beach or just a few minutes walk north at the pier. Visit the botanical gardens by city bus or cab a bit south of town and plan for a river swim and leisurely lunch as part of your day's outing. If you want to shop you can do so on the beach. Vendors stroll the area and offer a wide variety of merchandise. For an even greater selection, walk 10-15 minutes or take a taxi to Old Town Puerto Vallarta where restaurants and shops abound. Plan a romantic evening at the beach watching the Mexico sun go down and enjoying the evening fireworks, make reservations for an ocean sunset dinner cruise on the Marigalante Spanish galleon, or party 'til the wee hours at any of a number of hotels, bars or restaurants like Puerto Vallarta's La Iguana Restaurant where you can participate in an authentic Mexican fiesta. There are MANY activities and things to do while you are enjoying the warmth and charm of the Mexican people!

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Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

Playas Gemelas Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Semana Santana & Easter weeks
Mar 27 2015 - Apr 11 2015
6 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
Summer Low Season
May 1 - Oct 31
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,015
$3,150
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 22 - Nov 30
7 night minimum stay
$1,680
 
 
Christmas/New Year Holiday Rat
Dec 20 - Jan 4
7 night minimum stay
$2,065
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$195
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Notes In accordance with Mexican policy regarding liability insurance, the owner has no liability for accidents, death, injury, etc. Individuals need to have their own insurance to cover any and all incidents that could befall them as a result of their stay in Mexico.
A deposit of 1/2 of the total stay holds your reservation. Balance must be paid 60 days (90 days for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break [March & April] and Easter) prior to arrival or forfeiture of the deposit will occur. A refundable security/damage deposit of $300 is due with the balance of the payment if no damage occurs.
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Amenities

Playas Gemelas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.25
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom and third bedroom have king sized beds, Double Beds (1) Second bedroom has a double bed and optional air conditioning, Twin or Single Beds (1) Third bedroom has a twin bed (as well as the king sized one)
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Immediate beach access down the stairs. An easy 5 minute walk to Old Town, so a rental car is generally unnecessary.

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