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'Private Beach' Playas Gemelas-Luxury at Affordable Rates

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Beautiful 10th floor of the Jacaranda building (best location) 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo, corner unit with breathtaking south-side ocean views of Los Arcos and Banderas Bay. Watch the sunset over Los Arcos from the separate master bedroom or take in the vast views of the Mexican Riviera jungle rising above the Pacific Ocean.

The condominiums building is meticulously maintained with 24 hour security, on-site administration, Concierge Service (you can call them up and ask for your loungers and umbrellas to be put on the beach @ $2.50 each, reserved with your unit number on them - it is very cool Please ask about availability as they do have limited) and full maid services. Maid service is additional for stays 7 days or less. Longer stays will have complementary weekly cleaning included. The common areas consists of parking, lush tropical gardens, 3 large pools, entertainment area and direct access to one of the nicest, if not the most desired beach in Puerto Vallarta called Playas Gemelas. This purely sandy beach is well maintained with ample swimming, fishing and snorkeling opportunities. There is also a nursery adjacent to the beach where the endangered Olive Ridley turtle's eggs are protected and then released into the wild. Conveniently located on bus route and taxi stop. Grocery store nearby. Enjoy Puerto Vallarta's many recreational opportunities all close by.

The spacious unit is furnished with comfortable, traditional Mexican furnishings along with the conveniences to make your stay enjoyable. If you are looking for the charm of Mexico, combined with superb tropical beachfront living you have found your paradise vacation home.

Keywords: Condominium

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Colonia 5 de Diciembre Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 10
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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'Private Beach' Playas Gemelas-Luxury at Affordable Rates
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
Oroville, Wa

Perfect! The views, balconies and all the details of this condo are perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Janet is a very kind and generous host to offer such a property at such a reasonable price. My family enjoyed her hospitality and her beautiful condo on the beach. We saw both whales and dolphins from the balcony and enjoyed other friendly and pleasant guests. Mary, the maid was so friendly, we enjoyed having her! Thank you so much Janet for sharing your piece of paradise with us, you've been a pleasure and would definitely book again with you!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review.
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Wonderful and friendly property

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. We enjoyed the space in the condo and the great views from the balcony! We visited during a great time to enjoy whale watching almost every morning from the balcony. The staff at the condo was friendly and very helpful. We enjoyed dinners at the Girasol, right next door. Also, Janet was very accommodating and great to work with.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent view, great pool.

  • 3 of 5

The beach, pool, and condo view are excellent. The beach is public, and will have extra people on Saturday/Sunday, but the rest of the week it’s mostly deserted. The pool was well heated, and was nearly empty all the time. The complex itself is well taken care of. We did see dolphins swimming near tour boats, a few hundred yards past the beach!

The next-door restaurant and small convenience store are wonderful. There is a taxi stand right at the entrance, and cabs are usually there. If not, the security guard will help. The cab ride into town (the Malecon) will cost 130 pesos, or about $6, takes about 20 minutes.

For the condo itself, there are some items renters should be aware of. First and foremost, the waves crashing on the beach are LOUD, and there is a speed bump on the road with cars braking and revving. These two, in combination with windows that wouldn’t close brings the bedroom noise level quite high. We thought we’d get used to it, but had a week of terrible sleep. Additionally, the curtains are thin, so when the sun comes up, the bedroom is bright. Maybe ear plugs and eye masks would help.

The condo needs some repairs. Windows don't close, and the patio screens fall off their tracks constantly. There was a sewer smell from the 2nd bathroom. During showers, the instant hot water heater would suddenly turn off, leaving only cold. Internet service was spotty, but the kids were OK with it.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin, Thank you for your review. It is good to have your thoughts and suggestions. I am very glad that you addressed the issues that need fixing. Because I am not onsite I don't know about things like the water heater unless someone tells me. We strive to have condo in order for our guests comfort. Sorry about the noise. The ocean is loud and some folks comment how much they enjoy it.
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Victoria, B.C., Canada

a lovely family condo in great location

  • 4 of 5

The Playas Gemelas was lovely for ourselves and family who joined us. Photos show rooms well and views are spectacular. Friendly staff and fellow visitors who made adults and children feel welcome. Beach was clean and snorkling good. Pools were warm and good for swimming and play. Easy bus rides to town, Botanical Gardens, Boca and Mismaloya. Enjoyed the restaurant at Girasol Sur property next door a few times and found the convenience store there to be handy.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing family vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! Wonderful family time! Condo was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The beach is absolutely beautiful and so much fun!! We would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope you made lots of memories and got your well deserved respite from the cold. Thanks again for being great guests. Janet
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Simply the best condo in PV

  • 5 of 5

we arrived July 3rd 2015. We are a family of 4 with two boys 11 and 8. This particular condo is so wonderfully located and was such a pleasure to stay in. Janet was a pleasure to work with. Everything worked as Janet and other reviewers have described. Air conditioning in every room as well as the living room was a blessing. There is a 55 inch LCD TV in the master bedroom which was such a pleasant surprise. Janet was so modest, never boasted about it plus you have all the channels as well as HBO included. I am specifically mentioning this because my kids were happy about it so much. Pool at the property was excellent and views from the 10 th floor were gorgeous. I will stay nowhere else whenever I go to PV. Town was quite close and we took the bus every time. We also asked for beach chairs and umbrella couple of days and it just cost 5 dollars for the whole day. The restaurant nearby was great and we are quite a few meals there. Loved it all! Great place to stay. Very reasonable rates. Janet was prompt and so professional to deal with. Go ahead, rent this condo. You will be so happy you did!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Janet Schori Dodge
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2017



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $400

Payment through VRBO is dictated by VRBO, which includes their fees, etc. $400 security deposit is paid at the time of booking and is refunded within 14 days less any deductions for damage or charged items such as phone calls, ice, pool chairs and umbrellas.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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