Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Beachfront tranquility with beautiful views of Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Fully renovated 2 bedroom, 3 Bath condo right on Playas Gemelas

The condo is located on what is known as the South Shore. This area is tranquil and has the feel of seclusion, yet is close to downtown and everything it has to offer, about a10 minute ride. Mostly residential, the sweeping views of the Bay, lush jungle backdrop, and tranquility are what it´s all about.

The property is located right on the beach, at Playas Gemelas, nestled on the Sierra Madre mountains with beautiful, green tropical forest vegetation. It is built in typical Puerto Vallarta old-style, never letting you forget that you are in our beautiful mexican Gold Coast.

- Amazing views overlooking Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta.

- Beachfront, on Playas Gemelas

- Convenience store on premises

- Friendly, helpful staff

- Poolside/beachfront bar and restaurant. It sits on a rocky area and is just wonderful for watching colorful sunsets, listening to the waves hitting the beach, watching the pelicans fishing right in front of you and whales passing by during season.

The condo has been fully renovated by the Duarq architecture firm. Decorated in an ecclectic-mexican-contemporary yet cozy style, the condo has two floors and is smartly distributed. On the main floor there is a full bath, a fully equipped kitchen, and a living and dining area with balcony. The second floor has two master suites, each with a full bath. One with a king size bed and balcony, the other with two double beds.

More Details


South Zone Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Lower level - toilet , shower
    Oceanside - toilet , shower
    Mountainside - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Oceanside - 1 king
    Mountainside - 2 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

84% Complete
16% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Beachfront tranquility with beautiful views of Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews

beautiful condo, great location, lacked nothing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Karina's condo provided a memorable vacation!! Karina's condo lacked nothing!! Beach chairs, towels, comfortable mattress, additional sheets, lovely kitchen, plenty of towels, plenty of dishes, pots and pans.. Again her condo had everything, and beyond to make our stay most enjoyable!! The view from our decks allows us to view whales, dolphins, birds and the beauty of watching the waves crash on the rocks!! The cleaning service was a great perk!! We will return to her place over and over! The best Homeaway/airbnb we've ever stayed in!! Being on the 6th floor in her unit provided us to view waves hitting the rocks for water beauty, then viewing beaches on both sides of the rocks, kept us in awe of how spectacular her condo was!! We LOVED Karina's condo!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

More than satisfied

  • 4 of 5

From the beginning communication, I found that reserving, staying and checking out went better than expected.

We enjoyed the clean and modern unit, finding nothing that we could complain about.

I appreciated the up to date emails with the needed information - simple but accurate and well taken care of.

Thank you for a pleasant stay! Janelle

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great for our family of 4 with 2 small kids

  • 5 of 5

The view is great, the place had everything we needed, the bus is convenient from hotel to town, and the beaches you can access from the hotel are awesome, one was so good for our kids!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Nappanee, Indiana

Can't imagine staying anywhere else in PV!

  • 5 of 5

This was exactly what our family was looking for in a Puerto Vallarta vacation. Here's a summary:

1. Remember the Alamo -- We won't ever rent a car from Alamo again.

2. Enjoyed the 25-30 minute drive through PV Centro and Romantica areas on our drive south.

3. Friendly front desk staff to greet us and quickly get us access to the room.

4. Condo room was better than the pictures.

5. We opened the blinds to a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean to the west, PV city scape to the north, Sierra mountains to the southeast.

6. Tranquil is a great description. Breakfast with my coffee, a good book, my iPad, and an amazing panoramic view made my mornings refreshing and life giving.

7. Because of the mountain backdrop and the tall condo, the sun doesn't hit the pool deck very early which for some might be a negative. The sun did hit the beaches to both the north and south by mid-morning though.

8. The restaurant (on the pool deck) was very good and reasonable in price. It was also convenient (with poolside service) during the day offering food and drink.

9. The condo itself is laid out nicely. The kitchen, living room and a bathroom on the main floor. A circular staircase takes you upstairs to two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. The Master Bedroom is spacious and a sliding glass door away from another patio with another beautiful view.

10. The owners communicated well with us and were concerned that our needs were taken care of.

11. There is a small grocery store in the main lobby that was convenient but only had limited supplies. The owner had some home cooked items (tortillas, desserts, etc) that were definitely worth the purchase. We went into town and shopped at Walmart / Sams for a larger selection of items.

12. There was easy access to the PV Centro & Romantic zones, which will give you access to a nice ocean front walkway, great selection of restaurants, shops, etc. A great place to watch the sunset... (but probably not better than the condo's balcony).

13. Our family enjoyed the wifi and televisions provided. We brought our Apple Tv and plugged in so that we could have a variety of English speaking television & movie options. Wifi was adequate for streaming.

I feel fortunate that I came across this rental. It was ideal for us. Some families will want the high activity, resort life of the north side of PV, but if you prefer "chill", "relaxed", "low-traffic", "tranquil"... you'll definitely want to land here.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing two level condo with a view!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this two level beach front condo at Playa Gemes. First off the location was perfect for venturing off to see what the PV area has to offer. You can catch the bus out front for 8 pesos to get to old town near the Romantica district, from there you can walk the Malecon and enjoy PV! Take the bus further south and you can visit Boca or Mismaloya. Still just 8 pesos! There are two small beaches right out front of the condo. The beach to the south is the tourist beach and it never had more than 10 people on it at a time. It was very quiet and clean. It seems most the visitor secure their chairs by the pool and bring a book and rarely hit the beach. The beach to the north is a mix of locals and a bit crounded but both are accessible from the locked fence on the property. We chose the beach to the south and brought our beach chairs and towels. The pool is warm and quiet but nothing special. The restaurant had great food and good prices. They also had live music on Monday and Friday and a happy hour two for one that runs everyday. The servers and bartenders are very nice and will get you a beautiful location waterside for dinner if you reserve it in the afternoon. We chose to get reservations on Monday and Friday and during happy hour and enjoyed the sunset. There is a small convenience store in the building which has preppy much anything you forgot or need during your trip. The condo itself is two story and very spacious with beautiful ocean views! Look to the south and you'll see Los Arcos and to the north PV. We stayed with another couple which allowed great privacy. Every room has AC although we just used the units at night in the bedrooms. Having three bathrooms with four people was prefect. Overall we just loved this place for its privacy from PV and its takeoff location for adventures. We would highly recommend this VRBO unit at Girasol Sur!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great condo at the best beach.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was comfortable and fully furnished. I would love to stay there again. My grandchildren loved the beach and pool. Staff and restaurant were accommodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Karina Martínez del Sobral
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

Why Karina Martínez del Sobral chose South Zone

My husband and I live in Mexico City. Growing up I spent my summers in Puerto Vallarta, and now with my family continue to spend our vacations there. We love Girasol Sur and we hope our home brings you as much relaxation and happiness as it has given us. Enjoy!

What makes this condo unique

Girasol is a residential building, yet you have available amenities right on the property


Nearest Airport
19 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta Airport
Nearest Restaurant
3 Metres
Right on premises, poolside-beachfront restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
Right on Playas Gemelas, one of Vallarta´s best
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.