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Jack Gabel

Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Prime Oceanfront in Paradise

12 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

South Zone Studio Rental Photos and Description

Condo, Studio + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

PUERTO VALLARTA - Prime Oceanfront in Paradise

Girasol Sur is located on Playas Gemelas. Two of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Vallarta are aceesable from the pool area. the water is clean and wonderfull for swimming and snorkeling. From the balcony you can sometimes spot fish swimming, watch whales, dolphins and pelicans fly by.

STUDIO CONDO - Non - smoking at GIRASOL SUR with Balcony overlooking Ocean!

* Full Size Refrigerator, Toaster/Oven, Microwave, Stove top and drapes (all new in 2011), Coffee Maker, Blender, Ironing/Board and Iron.

* Dishes, Glasses, Cutlery, Pots, Pans, etc.

* Radio & CD player, CD/VCR Player, Cable, two Color TV's – English and Spanish Stations

* Rattan Glass Top Dining Table with three Chairs

* King Size Bed, Trundle Bed, two chairs and Side Table

* Table and three Chairs on Balcony. Two Beach Chairs and Umbrella

* Bathroom with Shower, separate Hallway Powder Room/Sink with ceiling fan/light

* Air Conditioned and Ceiling Fan

* Storage Lock Box

* One Wall fully Mirrored (Provides panoramic view and makes Condo seem much larger. While lying in bed at night you can see lights of downtown Puerto Vallarta twinkling in the wall mirror and certain times of the year you can see the moon shining on the ocean.

* Operation Manuals/Books, Maps & Information located in White Cabinet

* Free use of Laundry Facilities/Room (provide your own detergent, etc.)

* Wireless router so if you want to bring a lap top this service is included in the rental price, otherwise Internet access (cost 24 pesos/hour) is available in a room behind the front desk.

* Library/Meeting Room with many Books that can be checked out

* Pool with Swim up Bar (happy hour every day),

*Mini Market attached to Girasol

* Garden area for relaxing, reading, playing games, etc.

* Great Girasol Restaurant and Bar on the Water (with dancing to live music 2 nights/week during winter months)

* Bus Service and Taxi Stand in front of Girasol. Bus stops every 15 to 20 minute’s, about a 20 minute ride to “Old Town” Puerto Vallarta, cost 6 pesos (may vary year to year).

Nearby is Puerto Vallarta’s “Old Town” where nights come alive. Among the many attractions are, Sports Bars, Art Galleries, Local Theatre, and Trendy Famous Chefs Restaurants such as Cafe De Artistes, La Palapa, Daiquiri Dicks and many more...plus lots of fabulous shops. Night Life Begins at 9:00 P.M. with Cabaret Shows, Jazz Clubs, Martini Bars far too many to Mention....

Keywords: Non-smoking 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
Jack Gabel (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jack Gabel

I live in Minneapolis, MN. Love to be on or near water. party, dance, etc.. I have five children and one grand daughter. I grew up on a farm in Southern Minnesota, served 2 plus years in the army. My career/job was fun not work. I traveled the USA repairing commuication computers. The most fun was after getting into sales I was given the the responsibilty for our sales in Europe, While doing this job for 10 years, I traveled back and forth to Europe, getting to spend time in most of the Western European Countries.

Why Jack Gabel chose Puerto Vallarta

I have vacationed around the world including Europe, Asia, Hawaii, Bahamas, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Cancun, Zihuatanejo, Florida, California, South Padre and finally Puerto Vallarta where I immediately fell in love with the people, Puerto Vallarta (the city) area, weather, mountains, ocean, food, drink and Girasol Sur plus I can get on a plane at 8am in the morning fly non stop and be on the beach by 1pm. . .

What makes this studio unique

My balcony view is the best I have a panoramic view to the south, I can see out to the Pacific and to the north I can see downtown Puerto Vallarta. In front of the building, across the road are mountains where we sometimes walk up for exercise while enjoying being able to look at all the million dollar houses. Plus all the amenities I mentiond in my descritption such as the restaurant and bar, store in front of the building, the beaches, pool and garden areas and of course the happy hours every night, live music and dancing twice a week during the Snow Bird Season.

Reviews

4.4
based on 12 traveler reviews

Prime Oceanfront in Paradise
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews
Oregon, USA
5

A little piece of paradise! Peaceful & pristine location with awesome views!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent three weeks in November 2011 at this property. Our stay here was relaxing, peaceful and care-free, with one of the nicest views and most pristine beaches in PV. Although we have vacationed in many lovely tropical locations throughout the world, this setting is our absolute favorite...

The view is awesome, you can hear the sound of the waves and watch the manta rays & dolphins from the balcony. You can snorkel, swim or kayak right off of the beach in front of this property. There is a nice pool, open-air restaurant and mini-mart on-site. We especially like the location because it is “out of town” with peace & quiet, yet Old Town PV is only minutes away by taxi or bus. And the bus stops right in front of the building! What could be simpler than that?

Over the years we have enjoyed the friendly and helpful front desk staff, always glad to recommend a good restaurant and give advice on local attractions, etc. Many welcome us by name now, we've returned so many times :) We've always felt that the condo owner was most receptive to any suggestions and has made many improvements to the unit over the years. This condo is a very comfortable place to stay in paradise, my term for this little slice of heaven just south of PV! We definitely plan to return as many times as we are able in the years to come. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best kept studio in the building with a Great owner

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many studios at the Girasol. This unit seems to be the best equipped , and has everything you need. The location on the third floor is extremely convenient. The front desk and little store are both on this floor. The king bed is very comfortable and the airconditioner is new. We will certainly stay at "Captain Jack's on the next visit to P.V. The view of both beaches are great . The owner is very accommodating and tries hard to make sure his unit is kept up to the highest standards

Thanks Jack for a great stay . We will be back soon

Frank Gallina

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spokane Valley, WA, USA
4

PERFECT CHOICE FOR US

  • 4 of 5

This was our first trip to PV and we wanted a place that was quiet and away from the hustle bustle of the tourist area. We couldn't have picked a more perfect spot if we had been there to check out the options.

Located on the 2 pristine and quiet beaches of the Playa Gemela, this studio looked out over both of them plus the pool below. It was wonderful sitting on the balcony having breakfast in the morning and watching the sunset at night.

The unit itself was very comfortable. For the most part clean and modern but probably is due for some deep-cleaning in areas. It had a nice, good-sized refrigerator, 2 burner stove and a toaster oven that provided the appliances we needed for breakfast. With the convenience store right at the complex, we were able to pick up our fresh eggs, juice, bread and fruit anytime. One wish I had was that the condo had some of the basics (salt, pepper, oil, sugar, paper towels, dish soap, etc.) Fortunately, we were able to pick all that up at the store at a ridiculously low price and in quantities appropriate for a week or two.

The air conditioner and ceiling fan were a life saver as we weren't use to the humidity and heat. It kept the unit cool and dry both day and night. The bed was very comfy and the television was a nice option before retiring. The shower was great, lots of pressure and plenty of hot water. A few more wash clothes would have been nice though. Lots of beach towels!

Girasol Sur is such a beautiful and well maintained complex. The staff was so warm and welcoming, we felt like family after just a few days. We took nearly every lunch and dinner at the restaurant there and never tired of the menu or the friendly faces. There were abundant places to lay in the sun or sheltered by lush green vegetation and flowers where they would deliver our skewered shrimp and totopos to munch. It was hard to decide whether to swim at the immaculate pool or hit one of the two beaches.

This was our first trip here, but we are already planning to return. Thank you Captain Jack, for sharing your little bit of paradise.

One word of warning about Girasol Sur. If you look at any other condos, make sure it is either to the center or north side of the building as the hotel next door runs an electrical unit frequently that's as loud as a jet engine and it most assuredly would be very annoying.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

FABULOUS VACATION RENTAL!!

  • 5 of 5

THIS WAS SUCH A FUN PLACE TO STAY. EVERYTHING YOU NEED FROM SKILLETS TO A BLENDER. BEACH CHAIRS, WONDERFUL TOWELS AND A COZY BED. THE BEST OF ALL IS THE VIEW FROM THE BALCONY!! THAT IS WHY WE WILL KEEP COMING BACK. THE CONDO OWNER JACK IS GREAT TO WORK WITH!! YOU FEEL SO SAFE AND RELAXED IN THIS UNIT. LOVE IT AND WILL COME AGAIN AND AGAIN.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
4

A lovely spot that combines convenience with tranquility

  • 4 of 5

I travelled to PV for ten days in November 2014 to get some R&R after an intense period in my life. The vacation I needed included some low-key pool/beach time and I got all I could hope for at the Girasol. The view from the unit and from the delightful restaurant allowed for stress-free, go at one's own pace, quiet time. No loud music, no obnoxious partiers and nothing that needed to be done.

But what made this spot even better was the dual access the condo provided to hectic and wonderful Old PV as well as the more rustic communities to the west. The location is a short and incredibly cheap bus ride from town and a short and equally cheap bus ride to Mismaloya and Boca, the latter of which is the jumping off point for water taxis to water access only communities such as Yelapa. I explored a couple of days in each direction and had wonderful times people watching, eating, enjoying the tropical ambiance and grabbing a drink or three.

The condo itself is a lovely and comfortable studio with everything you could hope for. Clean, well stocked and quiet. For the price it was a great deal. The complex was filled with friendly staff and regulars. People were very welcoming, ready with a recommendation if wanted for sites to see, activities to do or places to eat. I also received numerous invitations from residents for meals and excursions. The people are really welcoming.

I would not recommend the Girasol for people eager for convenient night life or constant social interaction opportunities. The complex is not bustling and it is not adjacent to pubs beyond the very convenient and wonderfully-staffed poolside restaurant. Rather it is perfect for individuals or couples looking to do things at their own pace and comfortable with taking independent excursions. There is opportunity to strike up conversations with other restaurant goers or poolside loungers but this is no all-inclusive resort. And that's just what makes it the best of all worlds.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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camas,wa usa
5

AWESOME

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this unit for 2 weeks.May 2014.The view was the best,the unit was nicely appointed,it has everything you could need.Its right on the bus line so you can go either direction.Short distance to town.Nice twin beaches on either side.Wonderful staff. Flowers are beautiful.Love the pool area and little restaurant was so awesome they would cook special dishes for us that were not on the menu. we are coming back for sure.Love this property! The rates are awesome dont know how you could ever beat this. We have been coming to PV for 40 years,so we have stayed in many of the properties this for the price this beats all of them. pv lovers

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

See my pictures, my condo balcony overlooks the ocean and in front of Girasol are mountains. I have already covered the attractions, available activities, etc.. in my VRBO Advertisement.

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Rates & Availability

South Zone Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$350
$1,200
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$400
$1,500
 
 
High Season
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$630
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Laundry Fee $28

I rent to a maximun of two adults.

To avoid problems I do one continuous email. Once I receive notification via email saying you have decided to rent and will mail a check for 50% of the total rent in US Dollars, I will mark your dates off on my calendar. Then you mail a check for the remaining 50% 5 weeks prior to checkin date. I will complete a Girasol Occupancy Form. Email a copy to Girasol front desk and a copy to you.

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Amenities

South Zone Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Toilet and shower in one room. Sink, linen cabinet and closet outside shower and toilet area. Look at pictures.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • See Picture King bed ocean view (very romantic) (See Descrip - 1 king , King bed and Trundel bed/couch. I rent to 3 people maximum.
  • Its a Studio with a king size bed (see pictures) Listen to the waves and sometimes see the moon shining on the water (doesn't get any better). Extra bedding in cabinet., (1) Trundle bed (1). This is a studio, look at the pictures.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
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 ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
In the area you can go fishing, snorkling, deep sea diving, para sailing, horse back riding, visit the zoo, mountan climbing, zip line thru mountain areas, golfing, play tennis, go on tours, go to concets, casinos, movies, etc..

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