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Beachfront Condo located on Playas Gemelas beach, in Puerto Vallarta

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Conchas Chinas Condo Rental Photos and Description

- 1 Bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps four comfortably

This beautiful beachfront condo is located about 10 minutes south of downtown. This lushly landscaped complex with 3 pools, including a large children’s wading pool, boasts one of the best beaches in the Bay of Banderas. Ideal for long-term stays!

This tastefully decorated side unit has 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen, balcony overlooking the ocean & jungle, air-conditioning, 2 TVs including premium English language channels (HBO, Cinemax, ESPN, ABC/CBS/NBC/Fox etc.), DVD player, high speed Internet (upon request) and stereo unit. The complex has 24 hour security, & a friendly English speaking staff.

The unit has many brand new appliances (TVs, DVD, Refrigerator, AC etc.) and updated furnishing and decorations.

The condo is a side unit that is located on the 8th floor. Full ocean views still enjoyed!

Many activities nearby, including sun-bathing, hiking, horseback riding, snorkeling, fishing, whale-watching, boat tours, golf, shopping, wonderful restaurants etc

Additional information: Great restaurants and beaches abound on the south side of the Bay of Banderas. We highly recommend Le Kliffe for a romantic sunset dinner. The fishing is also spectacular. We recommend renting local a local boat in Mismaloya. Puerto Vallarta has many activities - you can inquire at the front desk for more information.

Word from the owners: We will do our best to ensure that your stay at our condo will be a pleasurable one. This condo is our 'second home' and we've had many memorable experiences in the time that we've been owners. We look forward to serving your vacation needs in Puerto Vallarta!

General usage guidelines: Maid service is available upon request for an additional daily fee. If you have chosen not to use the maid service, linens will be provided for you and can be laundered at your expense in the laundry area. We are responsible for cleaning the condo prior to your arrival, and upon departure.

Linens are provided to all of our guests that do not choose the maid service. Guests are required to launder all linens (except bedspread) before they leave. We ask that the linens are left folded on the bed. An additional fee of $150 will be charged if all linens are not washed, and folded before departure.

Telephone usage in the condo should be limited to local calls only. Long distance call rates are VERY EXPENSIVE and are discouraged.

We prohibit smoking of any kind in the unit, or on the balcony.

Check out time is 11am, and check-in is at 3pm. Any exceptions must be requested beforehand.

All guests are expected to fully comply with the above. Thank you.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Greg M
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Condo located on Playas Gemelas beach, in Puerto Vallarta
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
Everett, WA USA

Comfortable and Great Value

  • 5 of 5

I disagree with the previous review. My family and I have stayed at Playas Gemelas every year for the past 10 years. We stayed in this condo last year. I found it very clean and accommodating.

The staff is wonderful. The Condo grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The Condo itself was perfect for our visit. It had everything we needed. Plenty of linens, towels, kitchen supplies etc... It was very comfortable and well kept. It's very inexpensive to use the facilities washer and dryers. Not a big deal to take the laundry down to the central building to launder your clothing and linens.

As for the internet comment made by the previous reviewer: Who cares if the internet is having's a vacation! There are plenty of internet "cafe's" in town that are super cheap to use if needed. I personally have never encountered internet problems while staying at Playas Gemelas.

Keep in mind, this unit is a vacation rental. The owners do an excellent job to insure that their guests have a comfortable stay. The owner is extremely responsive and professional. The building is clean and beautiful. It really is the best place in PV! The beaches and pools are unbeatable and the entire staff is wonderful.

I will and have recommend this unit to my family and friends. I will also rent from Greg again.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada

Awsome vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I love Puerto Vallarta, it's such a nice small and reasonably safe town! But I don't like all inclusive resorts for their noise (at the pool all day long loud music) or late night parties.

So this year we rented this wonderful condo south of Puerto Vallarta. No regrets. The condominium complex is very well built and maintained. The buildings are very clean and beautiful. Elevators,swimming pools, beach, everything was really outstanding!

The condo itself is just as described, clean, spacious, it has a nice balcony to sit and eat your dinner and watch a sunset. Or to have your coffee in the morning. The bed is comfortable as well as the couch in the living room. We cooked most of our meals. There is enough pots and pans. You have everything you need.

Two bathrooms with showers are awesome. There are beach chairs to use. Beach is so good!!! Local people are using it too but its fair.

I would recommend to pay for maid service, so you don't have to do the laundry at the end of your stay but you also get fresh towels and garbage removed every day and cleaning every other day! Its nice especially if you are there only for 7 days. The made was awesome, she even did the dishes and insisted on doing it. That was a treat. The staff are so nice there, security, office, the maid they make a difference. Water delivered within minutes of you request.

People around were very nice, lots of kids around so our 6 year old always had a buddy to play with at the pool. But quiet enough for the afternoon nap on the lounge chair.

I would come back and stay at this condo in a heartbeat and I would recommend it to my friends.

Thanks Greg and Faviola!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This gated, guarded condo complex was much more than we were hoping for. The unit that we rented from Greg was super livable. From the fully equipped kitchen, to the 2 full bathrooms, to the comfy bed, this unit has it all. This residential condo complex is much quieter and calmer than the ordinary week to week tourist condo. The beautiful pools were almost always uncrowded and the beach is one of the prettiest in all of PV!!! Each time we were asked by locals where we were staying, the answer of Playas Gemelas brought the response of " That's the best beach here!" The staff are some of the friendliest and most helpful of anywhere we have stayed in all our years traveling the world. With a covered bus stop right across the street, getting into town is a very cheap, quick ride.

We have stayed in this unit several times because of the location and the fact that the owners are committed to helping you enjoy your stay. Any question was quickly and satisfactorily answered.

Not only have we enjoyed watching whales and manta rays from the balcony and snorkeling in the clear water, but the condo complex has a very dedicated Sea Turtle program. They incubate the eggs in a secure nursery, and each day as they hatch, they involve guests and beachgoers in the release of the babies back into the bay.

Life in town is everything that you could wish for in a Mexican vacation. From 5 star restaurants to quaint 4 table local eateries, the food is awesome! There is so much to see and do that time runs out way before your interest does. World class fishing( I caught a giant Black Marlin and many Dorado), tours, and all kinds of activities.

I highly recommend this location and this unit in particular to anyone wanting a great vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David and Donna, Thanks for your kind review! We are so glad you continue to stay with us and always make the most of your vacations in Puerto Vallarta. Thanks again, Greg & Faviola
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Waycross, GA

GREAT place to stay in Puerto Vallarta

  • 5 of 5

Greg and Faviola have created a charming place to stay in Puerto Vallarta. I love the art work in the condo. The condo is on the side of the building, so if you look right you see the beautiful mountains and if you look left, you see the beach and ocean. The balcony has a table and chairs and it was so nice to be able to have breakfast looking out over the ocean.

There is plenty of space in this condo with the living room being on the other side of the kitchen from the bedroom. It was terrific having the two bathrooms and most unusual to have this in a one bedroom condo. The living room and dining room furniture were nice and the bed was soooo comfortable. There is a lot of storage and closet space and plenty of hangers (always a nice thing)! Greg and Faviola provide beach chairs and an umbrella. My husband and I bought two fun noodles and left them there for the next renters. The kitchen is fully equipped and water and ice are provided for free. I could not think of a thing that was missing!

The grounds are beautifully kept and the beach is perfect. If you want to have full loungers, you can reserve them from the front office. Loungers, tables, and umbrellas are available for all days except for holidays when the owners have first dibs. This made it good that there are chairs and the umbrella in the condo. The staff working the front desk were all helpful. There is a laundry facility right next to the office. Although there is no restaurant on site, the place next store has a restaurant and a small store. It is a quick walk from the beach or road. If you plan on being in Puerto Vallarta over New Years, do be aware that the restaurant will not be open for breakfast on New Year's Day, so stock up for your breakfast at home.

The location of the condo is perfect; being out of town means that you get lovely ocean breezes and peace and quiet. It was very easy to pick up a bus or taxi to go to town or to other places in the area. We took the bus pretty much everywhere as it is cheap (7 pesos) and easy to use. The entrance to the zoo or to Mismaloya Beach is a quick bus ride.

Just a note: Mismaloya Beach was recommended to us, but we were not impressed with it - our own private beach was much nicer! The zoo is well worth the price of admission. It is family owned and the staff from the Director down to the cleaners cares about their charges. They have a terrific breeding program and there were lots of baby tigers.

I highly recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa fe, New Mexico

What a great vacation I had

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful , wonderful!! I stayed in this condo for almost 5 weeks and had a fantastic time. The condo was very comfortable and allowed for privacy in two areas so my visitors and I were not on top of each other. Each area had its own TV, bathroom and sleeping area. The kitchen is in between and fully equipped. The heated pools are a real treat and well taken care of by a friendly and competent staff. And if you prefer the ocean, Banderas Bay is just a matter of feet away. The condo owner provides beach chairs and an umbrella so you don’t even have to rent them. The views are incredible from the balcony—the ocean on one side and the jungle mountain on the other. What a breathtaking way to watch the whales play while you have your breakfast and enjoy your happy hour margarita!!! The grounds are beautiful and there is even a secret garden where you can quietly read your book, meditate or perform your yoga routine. It is great fun to take the bus to the romantic zone for dinner. It costs less than a dollar for a roller coaster ride down the hill that takes about 15 minutes. Of course, there are so many outstanding restaurants that I wouldn’t attempt to try to name them. This condo is what I would describe as a down home Mexican comfy and clean condo which is what I want on a relaxing vacation. I absolutely loved my time at Playas Gemelas and plan to return there again and again. Thank you very much, Greg and Faviola!!!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future! Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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Highly reccomended!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this condo for a family vacation in February. The setting was superb. The condo is located right on Playas Gemelas Beach which is gorgeous, uncrowded and safe. The owners and staff were very helpful. We appreciated that the complex was located in a quite, pristine setting but only a short drive away from the city of Puerto Vallarta. The Condo is very convenient to Mismaloya and the rest of the Mexican Riviera.

Here are a few highlights:

-Balcony was on the side of the building and the view was great with daily sightings of humpback whales.

-Snorkeling off the beach was superb with many tropical fish and small swells.

-Kids enjoyed the beach, body surfing and jumping from pool to pool.

-Condo residents were friendly and take great care of the complex.

-Clean, comfortable and safe accomodtions including a lifeguard on the beach.

- The restaurant on the beach was excellent, convenient and a great place to watch the sun set and whales.

- The room was comfortably furnished, well equiped and very clean.

- These accomodations are a great value and exceeded our expectations!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy to see that you and kids had a nice time! Thanks for taking the time to write a review.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Puerto Vallarta International Airport
Car: not necessary

Playas Gemelas is located in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico. This property is on the south side of the Bay of Banderas, about 10 minutes south of the downtown area.


Rates & Availability

Conchas Chinas Condo Rental Rates

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Mar 24 2017 - Apr 30 2017
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May 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $200

Accepted Forms of Payment: Personal check, cashier’s check, and PayPal (plus applicable fees).

All unused deposit funds will be returned immediately upon verification of no outstanding charges or damages.

If reservation needs to be cancelled, 100% of monies will be refunded if cancelled 6 months prior to reservation. If cancelled within the 6 month window, the owner will attempt to rent to another guest(s). If another guest(s) reserves the same dates, 100% of the deposit will be returned minus a $100 administrative fee.

Please inquire about rates for amenities (IE, maid service, beachwear, Internet, phone etc.).

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Conchas Chinas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 4 sleep sofa /futon , 2 sofas/2 portable mattresses
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • coin laundry
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The property has laundry facilities, beachwear rentals, Internet & phone services at an additional fee. Nearby Palapa restaurant and small grocery store for your convenience. Rental includes: bottled water, all linens, and garbage bags.

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