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BEAUTIFUL, SPACIOUS, OCEANFRONT, 3 BEDROOM CONDO, STUNNING VIEWS OF BANDERAS BAY

Bill and Rory

Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Bill and Rory

Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2014
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BEAUTIFUL, SPACIOUS, OCEANFRONT, 3 BEDROOM CONDO, STUNNING VIEWS OF BANDERAS BAY

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Playas Gemelas Condo Rental Photos and Description

Waterfront Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Air Conditioned, WiFi, 3rd Floor View

Casa Bonita is a 1600 square foot, three bedroom condo located on the beach and boasts breathtaking views of the ocean, nightly sunsets and shimmering lights of downtown Puerto Vallarta. Located on the beautiful Playa Esmeralda, just eight minutes south of all that Puerto Vallarta has to offer, Casa Bonita features classic Mexican architecture and design touches with central air conditioning throughout. Located on the third floor of a beautiful oceanfront development and above a beautiful pool and beach, Casa Bonita also includes a large private terrace perfect for morning coffee or nightly cocktails.

Casa Bonita is available year-round for daily, weekly, or monthly rentals. Perfect for 2-6 people with 2 master suites, each with their own bathroom and one with terrace access and an additional bedroom with 2 twin beds, Casa Bonita is the perfect place for your Puerto Vallarta getaway.

Keywords: Condominium, Beachfront, waterfront, oceanfront, pool, air conditioned, WiFi, Bandaras Bay, Playa Esmeralda, Los Arcos, Puerto Vallarta.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Bill and Rory (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2014

About Bill and Rory

We are both originally from the Seattle area and we still absolutely love it here. But sometimes you just need to get a break from the doom and gloom and get your fill of vitamin D.

Bill and Rory purchased this condo in 2004

Why Bill and Rory chose Playas Gemelas

Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding areas have long been among our favorite travel destinations. After having rented everything from villas to condominiums and even staying at some of the resorts in and around the region, we rented a unit in the Playa Esmeralda.

Almost immediately, we fell in love with its location, views, beaches, pool area, and other amenities. It was close enough to feel like we were in the city, but just far enough away to feel secluded. We knew that this the place we wanted to stay each and every time we returned, so we decided that we were in the market to purchase if the right opportunity presented itself. When unit 303 became available, it was exactly what we were after. That was the genesis of Casa Bonita.

Since our purchase, we’ve stayed in the unit frequently over the years. Every time we come back, we become more reassured that we made a great decision.

Our family has been enjoying Casa Bonita since 2004 . Our adult sons have grown up having Spring Break and Thanksgiving on the Beach. Over the years we have been fortunate to be able to share our piece of Paradise with family and friends.

What we love most about Puerto Vallarta are the locals. They are lovely people and always have a welcoming smile for new friends and old.

What makes this condo unique

The best aspect of Casa Bonita is its location on a beautiful, mostly private beach and a fantastic view of the ocean. We enjoy beginning each morning with a cup of coffee, out on the balcony, watching for whales and seeing the local fisherman pulling in their nets. We usually end the day in the same place with a glass of wine, watching the sunset over the ocean and the fireworks from town. Our beach is furnished with palapas and lounge chairs. The pool area is large, also with lounge chairs and tables. The beach is white sand, accented by boulders. Snorkeling is good. The condo is only a few miles from Old Town Vallarta, is a quick taxi ride or bus ride to town, and these are both available on the main road which is a 3 minute walk from our building. Old Town is our favorite part of town and is loaded with restaurants, shopping, clubs, and beaches. The streets and architecture remain old Mexican style. Very charming!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Beautiful, Spacious, Oceanfront, 3 Bedroom Condo, Stunning views of Banderas Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Beautiful, Spacious, Oceanfront, 3 Bedroom Condo, Stunning views of Banderas Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p49369vb
-(206) 286-8300 (Washington State, USA)
Playas Gemelas Jalisco
Seattle, WA, USA
5

Our New Favorite Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5
We needed a getaway to unwind, and all I can say is: Mission Accomplished! The condo is beautifully situated, close enough to everything, yet far enough to feel secluded. If you are looking for excitement and adventure, it's all around you. And if you're looking for a decompression chamber, Playa Esmeralda's pool, palapas, and surf will certainly give you the serenity you desire.

Casa Bonita is the perfect blend of luxury and comfort. It truly made us feel at home with plenty of room to spread out, catch a siesta, or sip margaritas and check out the spectacular view from the veranda.

There are some great places to eat and drink nearby, and the between the kitchen and the barbeque patio, we were able to cook meals in same the manner we do back home.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful home with us, we'll be back soon.. And often!
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Beautiful, Spacious, Oceanfront, 3 Bedroom Condo, Stunning views of Banderas Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p49369vb
-(206) 286-8300 (Washington State, USA)
Playas Gemelas Jalisco
Washington State
5

Amazing place close to everything but quiet and secluded! Perfection!!

  • 5 of 5
Thanks Bill and Rory for sharing your exceptional private getaway! My wife and I looked far and wide to find the perfect place to disappear for a week and we certainly found it at your condo rental. Your place is beautifully decorated and had all of the comforts of home. The Master Suite with a sweeping view of the see-through blue Banderas Bay was amazing to wake up to each day! The huge second master, and third bedroom as well as two large bathrooms were great as well. The kitchen had everything we could have asked for and the living room with the DVD and Satellite TV made everything perfect. We did spend quite a bit of time out on the awesome veranda that overlooked the pool and ocean!

The pool was spectacular and the beach was fantastic with my wife and I having it all to ourselves each of the days we decided to stay close to home. On the days we decided to explore, everything was so close. A quick cab or bus to town was easy and enabled us to enjoy the great recommendations from you both! Joe Jacks, PiPi's, The Vista Grill, and Barcelona Tapas (ALL EXCEPTIONAL!). The other direction to the incredible Los Animos Beach was a day to remember. A bus to the end of the line and then a short pango boat ride to the isolated beach with awesome food and cheap drinks was a great day away from it all!

And the fishing...what a great day fishing with Manuel and Viking Charters. He picks you up right off the beach. Amazing few hours landed a 120 lb sailfish and an 80 lb Dorado (Mahi Mahi). Truly an amazing experience!! I sent you a few pictures that hopefully can make it on your picture section.

Your place is awesome and we look forward to our return.

Thanks again for making our week in Mexico so enjoyable.

Ken and Elaine
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful, Spacious, Oceanfront, 3 Bedroom Condo, Stunning views of Banderas Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p49369vb
-(206) 286-8300 (Washington State, USA)
Playas Gemelas Jalisco
5

Puerto Vallarta home away from home

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I recently stayed at Casa Bonita in the Playa Esmeralda. The condo is gorgeous, spacious with wonderful local decor. We enjoyed the pool and the ocean right out front. People in the building were very friendly and the building manager was quite helpful with tips for our trip.
The location worked really well for us...right on the beach and downtown of Old Vallarta was a quick bus or taxi ride away.
We had a awesome time exploring downtown, relaxing at the pool and especially enjoying some amazing restaurants! Joe Jacks Fish Shack, Mama Rosa's, La Palapa and Cafe des Artistes were a few of our favorites.
If you are looking for a classy and comfortable vacation condo, this is the place for you.
Casa Bonita was truly our home away from home in Puerto Vallarta. We can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful, Spacious, Oceanfront, 3 Bedroom Condo, Stunning views of Banderas Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p49369vb
-(206) 286-8300 (Washington State, USA)
Playas Gemelas Jalisco
Seattle, WA, USA
5

Several stays at Playa Esmeralda

  • 5 of 5
I have been staying at Playa Esmeralda since I was 11 years-old and have had so many different experiences. I can honestly say that the trip is always grand and the experiences change with every new adventure. When I was just a boy going with my family I would play in the sand and swim in the pool. Sometimes we would go snorkeling around the rocks right off the beach. I had fun small adventures with my brother. As I got older I found it more pleasurable to go on a fishing trip for the day or to lie down in the sun and read a book, knowing that I had almost endless possibilities of activities to choose from. On my latest trip I attended with a few of my friends for our Spring Break, it seemed like a great idea to go down to Mexico and have a relaxing week on the beach. During our stay we consistently took the short bus ride to town and walked around since my friends had never been there before. It was a lot of fun being a tour guide for my buddies. We would walk for hours up and down the beach, always finding new and exciting things to admire. Then when night came we would go out and have a few drinks at the nightclubs or local bars, we would do our best to stay out of trouble. It turned out to be a great week long trip with my friends and we were reluctant to leave the warm sandy beaches and ocean breeze only to return to the damp Pacific North West.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful, Spacious, Oceanfront, 3 Bedroom Condo, Stunning views of Banderas Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p49369vb
-(206) 286-8300 (Washington State, USA)
Playas Gemelas Jalisco
Seattle, WA, USA
5

Awesome stay at Playa Esmeralda

  • 5 of 5
I went to Puerto Vallarta with a few of my friends for our Spring Break trip. We had an awesome time staying at Playa Esmeralda and could not of asked for a better time. From the private beach to the great location all of our needs were met. I highly recommend staying here with family or friends!
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful, Spacious, Oceanfront, 3 Bedroom Condo, Stunning views of Banderas Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p49369vb
-(206) 286-8300 (Washington State, USA)
Playas Gemelas Jalisco
Rancho Mirage Ca
5

Second trip back even better than the first...planning third trip ASAP.

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I got married on the beach directly in front of this unit while staying in this unit! We had two younger daughters at the time and they had a blast playing in the huge pool while we watched them from our comfy patio. We love the fact the huge front window stays open 24/7 and the cool ocean breezes fill the home coupled with the calming ocean in the background. Super easy bus ride to town for all the tourism you'd want. Take a bus the other way to visit La Jolla de Mismoloya for lunch, fishing, hair braiding, etc ( bus stops in front of building for either way ), walk up the beach to el presidente for a bite and hotel amenities if you chose ( had a 2 hr massage!). Our second trip without kids was fantastic and equally as memorable. Engaging owners easy to contact- love to share their favorite places to visit. Turned us on to Joe Jacks which is now a favorite spot to eat. Steph and Kris
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Vallarta Adventures
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Playa Esmerelda Beach, right on the property.

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Rates & Availability

From $150 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
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
Easter Pricing
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,549
 
 
Cinco de Mayo
May 1 2015 - May 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,549
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
$199
$1,299
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Playas Gemelas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Primary Master Bathroom, private full bath. - toilet , tub , shower , This bathroom features intricate local tile work.
    Secondary Master Bath, a shared bath with two entrances - toilet , shower , This is a large 3/4 bath with two entrances.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Primary Master, with private bath and balcony access - 1 king , Although this is a dual master condo, this room is preferred
    Secondary Master with master/shared bath - 1 king , This bedroom has a private entrance to the second bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This is the perfect third bedroom for kids of any age.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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