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DIRECTLY on Pristine Sandy Beach, Charming Oceanfront 3BR/2BA Condo

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

This Beachfront/Oceanfront 1500 sq. ft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo offers spectacular panoramic views of Banderas Bay and backs onto the verdant jungle of the Sierra Madre Mountain range. It is situated on the finest beach (away from crowds and vendors) in the Puerto Vallarta area, close to Mismaloya. Off the Master Bedroom is a balcony where you can greet the morning sun rising over the green hills with a delicious cappucino. A long balcony overlooks the ocean where you can watch dolphins at play or whales passing by during season. Nothing separates you from the white sandy beach other than the 3 inviting, heated swimming pools. These are child friendly with shallow ends and separated areas for the kids. There is also a shady kids' pool with a small waterfall.

The exquisitely maintained grounds and gardens are rich with tropical trees, plants and flowers. There is a turtle sanctuary onsite with baby turtle releases at sunset during hatching season. Reception will call everyone to let them know when this is happening.

There is a mini-mart next door for all your basic needs and well as a wonderful beach restaurant. Taxis are conveniently located and buses could not be easier, running every 10 minutes and will take you directly into town. This is a perfect location, away from the noise and the crowds but only 10 minutes from all the exciting restaurants, cafes, shops and galleries in the quaint town of Puerto Vallarta.

There is very friendly and helpful 24 hr. reception (English speaking) as well as security 24/7. Friendly staff are ready to help with any of your questions or concerns. There is a library with private phone booths and very cheap int'l rates (eg: 20 cents USD/min to Canada and US). The library is also equipped with computers with internet connection or wi-fi for your laptop. There is a nominal charge for this. We have a washer/dryer in the condo as well. Please feel free to call with any questions and we wish you a wonderful time in PV!

Be sure to take advantage of our restaurant grade margarita maker! Nothing is better than sipping your favourite drink while watching the amazing sunsets that Puerto Vallarta offers! Enjoy!!

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Cheryl Lee Andersson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018

About Cheryl Lee Andersson

Our family is crazy about traveling the world over, but our favorite place hands down is our beach condo at Playas Gemelas, Puerto Vallarta. Kent's background is in antique conservation, mostly in northern Europe while at home in Alberta he works in Oil and Gas Land reclamation. I, Cheryl Lee, love working as a home support for a young woman with multiple disabilities. Annika, 12, loves to carve wood and climb trees. Lukas 14 loves to act and sing. That's a little about us :)

Cheryl Lee Andersson purchased this condo in 2008

Why Cheryl Lee Andersson chose South Zone

We chose to buy our condo at Playas Gemelas because it is the loveliest beach, with unarguably the finest sand in the whole PV area! It is so peaceful here, the waves are great for swimming and body surfing, the pools are delightful, there is never a crowd and we are so close to the 'action' of PV - just a quick 10 minutes away by bus or taxi. Many days we never leave our place as there are restaurants and a mini mart next door. We also found PV and area to be so safe. We feel more secure walking the streets of PV than we do in our own city of Calgary.

Guestbook comments from the owner

When searching for the perfect vacation rental,

the sheer volume of possibilities can be overwhelming. At some point,

you have to take a chance. My husband and I and our 3 kids stayed

here from March 10-19 (2009) and had such a lovely holiday. Playa Gemelas

is the cleanest, most beautiful beach I have ever seen in Puerto Vallarta.

It was also quiet and allowed us to truly relax and take in the surrounding

beauty without being distracted by throngs of noisy people. The apartment

is huge, airy, and comfortable and even had a cupboard filled with drawing

paper and felts for the kids - we also found water toys which was a huge hit.

The pool is sparkling clean, the grounds around the apartment are lush with

flowers and immaculate lawns. There is a restaurant right next-door which

offers good food, excellent drinks, and warm service. If your children are

old enough, you can even have a quick "date night" without the kids as you're

literally in whistling distance. A short bus or cab ride takes you into town

where you can spend the day shopping, eating, and enjoying a real cultural

experience. And at the end of the day, it was so nice for us to return to our little spot

in paradise, put the kids to bed, and sit on the deck with a

cup of tea, looking

up at the stars and hearing the waves crashing the beach right below.

I am so looking forward to returning to this place. We took a chance renting

this condo and are so glad we did - the owner, Cheryl-Lee, is an enthusiastic

host and was always available to answer any questions or concerns. If you

rent this condo and are not completely satisfied with your holiday, I would

be truly shocked. This is perfect for families - I will never stay in a hotel again.
Mar 2009
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South Zone Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
3 heated pools include toddler pool with shady area available, marine turtle hatchery with sunset release program, small mini-mart next door, palapa restaurant next door, bottled water provided, pre-purchased groceries can be arranged, very friendly English-speaking staff 24/7 that can help with all your questions, taxi and bus serviced very conveniently located, condo has eating area on balcony with panoramic ocean and jungle view, dining room seating for six, blow-up camping bed available for one extra guest; minutes by bus to the charming town of Puerto Vallarta or to quaint fishing villages


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average rating of 4.810811 based on 38 reviews
British Columbia Canada

Gorgeous view/Great location

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to Playas Gameles. The view is beyond description. There is a bus just across the street that for 8 pesos (about 65 cents CAD) takes you right into town in the Romantic district. You can also catch it and go the other way to Mismaloya where the zoo is, or into Boca where you can catch the water taxi to Yelapa or just enjoy lunch on the beach. If you go to the zoo a must stop is Tony's Hideaway to eat. Our whole family's (6 of us) favorite place to eat in Puerto Vallarta area. The condo itself is large and well equipped and beautifully furnished. We had 4 adults and two children and there was lots of room for everyone. The deck is spacious with an area to eat outside

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needs work.

  • 2 of 5

“This unit is in a great location, easy access to Puerto Vallarta, secure and on a great beach. Overall, the unit is quite dated and needs a lot of attention to the amenities and interior condition. This unit was not up to our expectations.”

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were great. As nice as described. it met all expectations & more.

We would highly recommend it.

The staff at Playas Gemmelas are great too. I hope to be able to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Condo was everything as described

  • 5 of 5

The condo is great. It has 3 nice bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a family room, a dining area and 2 balconies. It is tight on the beach and there are 3 pools in the complex. It was nicely furnished with everything that we needed.

There is a good restaurant and a mini market next door that had everything that we needed. There is a nice zoo nearby and the area where Night of the Iguana is just down the highway.

My only recommendation would be to go there in the fall, spring or winter when it would be cooler.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Port Angeles

Just gotta come back!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay, and this time for a month. It's the perfect location away from tourist zone, but close to town. The staff is so helpful and friendly and Cheryl Lee is always very accommodating. Grandkids loved the pool and the condo has everything beach needs and pool. If you like snorkeling and fishing connect with Javi at Mismaloya. Can't wait till next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Charleston, SC

Perfect! Off the beaten path!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 5 night stay and would recommend it to anyone looking for the perfect beach just off the beaten path. We rented a vehicle and loved how easily accessible everything was from Playa Gemelas! Security gated access with free parking was a huge plus.

Very comfortable accommodations with tons of space for the 5 of us. Loved everything from the clean spacious grounds to the super clean pools to the wonderful staff ready and willing to make suggestions on travel distances and best places to eat.

Cheryl was great to work with and always communicated/answered questions in a timely manner. Would recommend this condo to any and everyone and look forward to coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Point of Interest
Palapa Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Convenient Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus stop
Car: not necessary

canopy tours - zip lines; swimming in river; deep sea fishing; horseback riding to waterfalls, water-taxi, parasailing; snorkeling; swimming with dolphins


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $236.87

A minimum booking of 2 weeks is needed for Christmas holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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