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Newly remodeled luxury Condo - South Zone Private Beachfront with All Amenities

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom/2.5 Bath 7th floor oceanfront condominium in a gated community

This Beachfront/Oceanfront 1800 sq. ft. , 3 BR, 2.5BA condo offers spectacular panoramic views of Bahia de Banderas Bay. It is nestled into a peaceful cove, surrounded by lush and colorful tropical plants. It is situated on the finest private swimming beach in the Puerto Vallarta area. This is a gated community with 24 hr. security and a highly service oriented English speaking staff. Our unit is located on the 7th floor of an end building. The views are panoramic and unobstructed. The condo was fully renovated during the Summer of 2015 in a comfortable high end modern style. It now boasts Crema Nevada marble floors throughout, custom tiled bathrooms, onyx and marble counter tops, all new appliances and fixtures, and a beautifully updated decor. The unit is completely equipped with everything you might need. Dishes, utensils and cookware are plentiful. The bedrooms feature comfortable beds with hotel quality mattresses and linens. There are two King suites and one double with its own half bath. Each bedroom has its own air conditioning unit. Off the Living Room and the Master Bedroom is a spacious balcony where, at the end of another day in paradise, you can watch the dramatic sunsets that are typical in PV. During the day, it is your perch to watch pelicans, dolphins or whales passing by.

Nothing separates you from the white sandy beaches other than the 3 inviting, heated swimming pools. These are child friendly with shallow ends, and there is even a separate area for toddlers in the infinity pool. The impeccable manicured grounds and gardens are rich with tropical trees, plants and flowers. One of the gardens features a common area with grills. The beach is beautifully maintained, and the staff provide beach chair and umbrella service on request.

There is a mini-mart next door for basic needs, including beer, wine and tequila, and a wonderful Palapa beach restaurant, built on the rocks, at the waters edge. They feature a great happy hour, delicious food, and reasonable prices. One short walk across the sand and you are there!

Taxis are called for you through reception and buses run every 10 minutes to take you to town. This is a PERFECT location: away from the noise and crowds but only 10 minutes away by car from all of the great restaurants, nightclubs, cafes, shops and galleries in the quaint El Centro.

Daily maid service is available at a small extra charge. A private chef can also be arranged. There is a library with private phone booths, and computers with internet connections. The condominium has private WIFI and a wireless Bose sound system to play your iTunes or internet radio. We also provide a CD changer. Parking on the premises is free for guests.

One stroll down the "Malecon" in the center of town, and you know this area is a haven for artists. Our condo reflects this, and is extensively decorated with original paintings by Mexican artists. It offers upscale furnishings, indoor/outdoor seating areas, and comfortable entertaining space. The lighting is designed to make evenings in this condo enchanting!

It is an idyllic launching pad for your Puerto Vallarta vacation!

Keywords: 3 Br / 2.5 Ba condo, oceanfront, completely renovated in Summer 2015, private beach, 3 pools, gated community with 24/7 security

More Details

Property Manager
Bruce Moore
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Bruce Moore

We are a professional couple living in Atlanta, GA, and are co-owners of this property with my brother, who is a physician in Denver. We both have large families, with 8 kids between us, and are not able to visit Puerto Vallarta as often as we would like. We have decided to open our home to discerning vacation renters.

Bruce Moore purchased this condo in 1995

Why Bruce Moore chose South Zone

My family has been vacationing in Puerto Vallarta since the 1980's. This town has always held a special attraction due to its great blend of old world Mexican charm and access to upscale, modern amenities such as great restaurants and fabulous art galleries. Playas Gemelas is in the perfect location, with easy access to town, yet, the atmosphere is peaceful and unhurried - a perfectly private little slice of paradise.

What makes this condo unique

Since previously my parents lived in PV several months out of the year, this condo is appointed and equipped as a home, not a rental unit. You will not find bare cupboards and a few utensils here. Most everything you will need is provided. This Summer we completed a total renovation of the unit, and it is new and crisp. There are locally owned supermarkets and fish vendors in town, and a WalMart, Sam's Club and Costco by the airport. The fresh seafood is not to be missed! For some quick, basic items there is a small grocery in the Girasol building across the beach - yes, they carry beer, wine and tequila. If you are not interested in cooking, there are many wonderful restaurants within easy reach.


South Zone Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • All bathrooms newly renovated with custom tile, and Kohler fixtures.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (1) - new mattresses and bedding. High end linens.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Newly remodeled luxury Condo - South Zone Private Beachfront with All Amenities
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
Grass Valley, CA

Best kept secret!

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate in writing this review for selfish reasons, I wish I could keep it all to myself! This property is beautifully maintained, the people who work there are helpful, the pools are quiet and lovely and the beach is our favorite! We haven't found nicer water and even snorkeled a bit. Taking the bus to town is an adventure, don't worry you'll get the hang of it. We never rent a car in PV, the taxis and busses are reliable and cheap. We make most of our meals and never get sick but we do take Pepto regularly. I can't wait to return to this peaceful place!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous apartment in a great condominium complex.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The apartment and all of the amenities are fabulous.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 Stars Across the Board!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough to express how beautiful this property is! The view, the appointments and the amenities were all extraordinary! We were 4 adults traveling with 2 children (ages 2.5 and 7 months) and the condo was impeccably clean, safe and perfectly laid out for our family. The grounds, pools and surrounding area are incredibly well-maintained. The entire complex is gated and guarded, and we felt very safe throughout our stay. The adjacent market and restaurant at Girasol Sur were very convenient and made it easy for us to grab a quick bite to eat or items we forgot in town.

Monika and Bruce were very easy to work with and answered us promptly every time we contacted them. You can tell that they truly care for their property and wish their guests a pleasant trip! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of the Best!!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was recently remodelled and it shows! Everything was just excellent and in perfect working condition. The decoration is beautiful and the views are awesome and the pools are refreshing and ready for a dip anytime. The owners are very nice to work with and the rental prices very reasonable. All in all this place is just amazing and truly a paradise on earth!!! We plan on returning as soon as possible!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful condo, amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed at Bruce & Monika's gorgeous condo, and we had an amazing time! The property (both the condo and the complex itself) was wonderful. It was so lovely to have a variety of pools, be right on the beach and have access to the Girasol Sur restaurant next door (simple but great food, very affordable and a wonderful staff). We could have stayed on the property for our whole vacation and had a great time. Though the condo is a bit south of Puerto Vallarta, it was so easy (and affordable) to get a cab at any time. The staff on site were helpful, and we felt very safe here. The condo itself is beautiful and very comfortable, with lots of upgrades and amenities. The owners were very easy to contact and were very helpful, when we had questions or needed something. The only minor thing I can think of is that the sink in the half-bathroom (in the small bedroom) didn't get very hot. Everything else was perfect! I was so impressed that I almost don't want to leave a review because I want the property to stay my little secret. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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British Columbia, Canada

Review of Playas Gemales

  • 3 of 5

This was the first time we had stayed at a VRBO property. The suite was lovely and the view was magnificent. There were a few items that could have made our stay a bit more enjoyable, and although they come under the category of "picky" they are worth mentioning so they could be fixed. We knew going in that the third bedroom was small. It could have been greatly improved however if the chandelier was replaced with a ceiling fan and a light, and if the locked cupboard could be located somewhere else in the unit and that space be used for a small closet. As it was, we hung our clothes on the chandelier! The oven had only one rack, and we don't think it was the proper rack for the size of the oven -- it tipped dangerously toward you when pulling it out. There were no suitable oven proof dishes or pans for roasting, so we went and purchased an inexpensive cookie sheet. The last comment is about the bed pillows, which were stained. Replacing them frequently or purchasing pillows that could be washed regularly would fix that. On the positive side, the furniture was comfortable, the beds were comfortable, and the paintings and fixtures were lovely.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. My husband and I are travelling to Mexico at the end of this month to assess the condition of the condo. We are planning to replace much of the furniture and have a plan in place for remodeling this Summer. We hope you otherwise enjoyed your stay in PV.
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Girasol restaurant
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Girasol restaurant
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Playas Gemelas
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

A 50% deposit is due upon completion of agreement, the final payment is due about 4 weeks prior to arrival. Payments are through PayPal. PayPal accounts and Credit Cards are accepted.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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