Prime Oceanfront in Paradise
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
South Zone condo description
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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Pets Not Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Washing Machine:
- Linens Provided:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking Off Street:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Satellite / Cable:
- Pool Table:
- DVD Player:
- CD Player
- Ping Pong Table
I have a wireless router in the condo also there's a computer room behind the front desk, you can sign up to use computer & /internet. The cost is 24 pesos per hour. You can use the computers provided...moreless
- Wireless Internet:
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
Table, 3 chairs and place to hang towels, bathing suits, etc.. Sometimes see whales, dolphins, cruse ships off in the distance and the water is so clear you can see fish swimming. South view sunsets on the ocean, North view downtown Puerta Vallarta in the distance and you can see both the North and South Beach...moreless
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Jet Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Duty Free Shops
- Live Theater
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- Whale Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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A little piece of paradise! Peaceful & pristine location with awesome views!
A little piece of paradise! Peaceful & pristine location with awesome views!
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!
- Guest diphi (Oregon, USA)
- Date of stay 11/09/11
- Review Submitted 02/27/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Awesome place to stay in PV!
Awesome place to stay in PV!
My husband and I have stayed several times in Girasol Sur in different condos. I must say, this was by FAR the best condo we have stayed in. I am a light sleeper, and I found the bed to be fabulous - so comfortable and huge. I actually haven't slept that well since I returned home. The owner is totally accommodating and helpful. We were able to use the internet every day without disruption which is a rarity in Mexico. We found that there were plenty of towels and other items for our use. We have already planned to return this coming January to use this condo again and can't wait. Anyone looking for a comfortable stay for a couple would have a hard time beating this one. As well, having the restaurant and bar, as well as the pool on site is great and the beaches are never crowded. I too read reviews and cannot disagree more with the DUMP comment.
- Guest Cheryl (Canada)
- Date of stay 01/16/13
- Review Submitted 09/05/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Can't wait to come back!!!!
Can't wait to come back!!!!
My sweetie and I are still in afterglow from our stay at Girasol Sur located on breathtaking Playa Gemelas. The condo owner did an excellent job of communicating all the rental details and provided contacts for help on-site should we need it. The condo was very clean and well stocked with just about every appliance and cooking utensil we could ask for. Everything went smoothly and our stay was flawless. The view from the balcony is exquisite and we spent lots of time snorkeling and swimming at the attached private beach. The condo is located only about 10 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta and we rented an ATV to tour local villages and visit downtown when it struck our fancy. Girasol Sur is the perfect location to get away from the packed tourist scene downtown and is located near Los Arcos, the zoo, Boca de Tomatlan and lots of little villages and beaches nearby. The area is very safe and the locals are friendly and helpful. We're a 30-something couple and we'd recommend this to anyone wanting a peaceful, romantic getaway, but it's also a great destination for those traveling with small children as there is a large kiddie pool attached to the main pool. The restaurant is quite good and you definitely have to try their tortilla soup! I was quite impressed with the general store in the complex that offered just about anything one could need at very reasonable prices. My sweetie and I can't wait to go back again.....I think we're going to do a joint birthday trip next March!
- Guest Blaine (San Francisco, CA)
- Date of stay 08/05/13
- Review Submitted 08/12/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Very good studio
Very good studio
This was our seventh year at Girasol and our fifth different studio. The location within the building (third floor and center), the cleanliness, the amenities made this unit one of the best we ever had. The unit has one mirrored wall which makes it look much bigger, recent full size frig and heating plates, nice bathroom facilities, lots of towels and bed sheets, all of which made our five week stay very enjoyable. We coordinated our arrival with the owner and everything worked perfectly. A owner representative on site even inquired with us to ensure all was well. We will be back.
- Guest Rick & Clo (Gatineau, Quebec, Canada)
- Date of stay 01/27/13
- Review Submitted 03/27/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Owner response: What more can I say. This review tells it like it is, it gives credibility to the pictures and what I described/wrote in my VRBO Advertisement. Jack
I have stayed at Girasol Sur for many years and have never heard any comments like this. Perhaps this person has always stayed in high end prioperties. This condo building is very good value for the prices that are charged, The staff in this building are extremelty helpful and informative. I would suggest that anyone reading this persons review ignore it.
- Guest Em (Meota, Sask., Canada)
- Date of stay 02/28/12
- Review Submitted 02/28/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, tourists without a car, age 55+, girls getaway.
A Dump is a Dump
A Dump is a Dump
Future guests beware! We spent over two months in this unit, with the assurance of a 5-star accommodation. Reality looks quite different. Here are the facts: The unit is neglected and shabby. Paint flaking off from woodwork or badly scratched. Many necessary kitchen utensils are missing, no hairdryer. Old towels and old and stained dish cloths. We had to buy all fresh cloths. No vacuum cleaner. Though promised, no info available from the owner. When we arrived, we had to ask all the information at the reception desk and other people. Didn't even know how to use the phone, where to throw the garbage, which buses went where, how far and where the nearest shopping center is, and many other details that would have made life easier and us felt more welcome. There is something permanently wrong with the Internet connection. The worst thing, though, is the bed. The mattresses are old, they sag through. We were not been able to sleep through ONE night for the first 2 weeks because of this. In fact our backs have got worse. The old mattresses also drop a lot of dust and other particles that my wife and I have started having breathing problems and are developing a proper allergy. The owner confirmed that the bed was in order! This is the worst bed we have slept on in years of travelling abroad. Unlike a lot of units here in PV, the owner is never present so that any complaints are simply brushed aside and shrugged off. Money matters most,so it seems, and to hell with the comfort of the guests. This appears to be the motto here. I would not recommend this unit to anyone.
- Guest peterpan (Italy)
- Date of stay 12/01/11
- Review Submitted 02/18/12
Owner response: I have limited space & a lot to say so I am forced to leave out some punctuation & additional info. Most of what he wrote is not true. He wrote that I said Girasol was rated Five Star, I have never mentioned ratings. He first complained that the bed was too soft. I know a person can’t mention names, so call this person Vee, who lives at Girasol and helps me when a problem arises. When we heard about the bed problem Vee bought a new mattress, he then complained this mattress was too hard, Vee then gave him a less hard mattress. The bed was his first complaint & even though Vee responded quickly most of his review has to do with the bed, couldn't sleep, breathing problems, dust caused allergy, backs are worse. Not sure but it sounds like all three of these mattresses are the worst he slept on while traveling abroad for years. Regarding me being present for problems very few owners are present when guests are staying in their condo, they are mostly home in Canada or the USA. Vee living at Girasol really helps us get problems solved quickly and properly. The other stuff he complained about like towels, I think Vee recently purchased new towels and sheets, kitchen utensils, he complained about one kitchen utensil (a spaghetti strainer) that Vee provided ASAP, buying cloths, I did not hear of this, but I am sure if Vee knew, the problem would have been solved. Hair dryer and vacuum cleaner, very few if any condos provide hair dryers or vacuum cleaners, the floors are tiled. No info available didn't know how to use the telephone, internet, where to shop, put garbage, buses, that we ignored and brushed aside his complaints are not true. I tell everyone to call or go to the front desk if they have questions, want to go on tours, etc. and that they can call Vee and call or email me. I make condo improvements every year, over the last two years I had new bathroom faucets installed, new living area drapes installed, all the plugins and light switches replaced, purchased a new refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, stove top and had the balcony railing repainted. Prior to my current guest's I have had minor complaints which Vee and I would take care of (no negative VRBO reviews). When I filled out my VRBO Advertisement Rental Features & Amenities Section and inserted the 16 current pictures (with brief descriptions under each picture) into the Photo Section, I tried very hard to accurately explain/portray what my Condo, Girasol and Puerto Vallarta offer.
Rates (US Dollars) *See (below) there is also a one time cleaning & laundry fee Dec 19-Mar 31 ................. $95/night .. $620/week .. $2300/month. Apr 01-Apr 30 ................. $60/night .. $380/week .. $1400/month. May 01-Sept 30 .................$55/night .. $350/week. $1200/month Oct 1-Nov 18 ................. $65/night .. $420/week.. $1600/Month Nov 19-Dec 19 ................. $75/night .. $490/week $1800/month * A one time condo laundry and cleaning fee of $25 is to be paid at the front desk on or beore checkout. This fee may vary depending on the exchange rate..
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About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose South Zone:
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. . .
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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.
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Girasol Sur is located on two of the finest Beaches in Puerto Vallarta
Efficiency Kitchen and Condo entry
Bathroom Vanity, Closet area, Ceiling Fan, Toilet and Shower entry door on left
Balcony (watch whales, dolphins, water clear enough to see fish swimming)
Pool, Restaurant and Bar View
Garden Area and North Beach Access
King Bed - Extra Bedding in Cabinet.
Trundle Couch/Bed bottom pulls out sleeps two, Cable TV, VCR/CD Player
Watch sunsets and see cruise ships off in the distance from Balcony,
Balcony South Beach and Pool View
Balcony North Beach and Puerto Vallarta View in the distance
Restaurant with swim up Bar, happy hour every nightl
Garden Area quietgoodfor relaxing, reading, visiting, playing table games, etc
Girasol Sur Location PV South Shore, Ocean in front and Mountains in back
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