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Fantastic Oceanfront in paradise! Unit 414

Bedrooms Studio
Space 465 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

4th floor studio ocean front

Welcome to a quit undiscovered treasure. This non-smoking studio is right on the most beautiful beach (Playas Gemelas) in Puerto Vallarta with white sand and blue water! The view from the balcony is stunning. Facing north you see the ocean and can look east to see the city lights at night. During the season we see whales right from our balcony. Though this is not a 5 star resort, it is quiet and old Mexico style. Not for everyone. If you want to get away from the hustle and noise, this is the place.

Town is a short bus or taxi ride away (5 miles).

Girasol Sur is very charming with an excellent restaurant right on the water next to the pool for a romantic evening. Very quiet and relaxing. Or you can go to the market and prepare your own meals.

-Cable TV, DVD Player

-Dishes, Glasses, Cutlery, Cookware, Coffee Maker

-Refrigerator, Toaster oven, Microwave, Stove Top,

- Electric Grill (no gas)

-Air Conditioning and Ceiling Fan

-Free use of Library

-WiFi in Building

-Queen size bed

-Pool with swim up bar (happy hour daily)

-Mini Market on premises

-Restaurant and Bar on the beach

-Bus and Taxi Stand in front of Girasol

-Free use of Laundry Facilities (provide own detergent)

-Maid Service available through Front Desk for fee

More Details

Terry&Jackie Bell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Terry&Jackie Bell

We are newly retired this year and have been going to Puerto Vallarta since 1997 and have loved it all this time. We own a timeshare at Paradise Village since 1997. We have always wanted to own a place on the ocean ourselves.

We spend our summers in northern Michigan in the great City of Alpena right on the 45th parallel. We just moved back here from Phoenix AZ where we worked as nurses at the Mayo Clinic.

Terry&Jackie Bell purchased this studio in 2014

Why Terry&Jackie Bell chose Puerto Vallarta

We found this place 2 years ago while exploring real estate there. We fell in love with Girasol Sur as soon as we walked in! The grounds are well kept and a pleasure to walk through. We found as soon as we walked in to our unit we couldn't believe what we saw. Our timeshare is on the north side of the bay and it's very nice, but the beach is nothing like Girasol. There is a good sense of community here also. We see the whales right from our balcony as well as the sea rays jumping out of the water!

What makes this studio unique

Quiet, and newly updated with a great little restaurant. The staff here is so very helpful. Transportation is quite simple here. The bus stops in front about every 10-15 minutes. All the units at Girasol have great views of the ocean. Ours faces north and is one of the most desired views. So we also have beautiful night views of the city. We have already installed a new mini-split AC which also expands the view a little more. We have a nice screen door on the entrance for great cross breezes. The ocean side is all glass to take advantage of the view. The living area has a mirror that looks like a window and reflects the view while lying in bed. Of course the ocean sound is great too. Swimming in the ocean on the north beach is wonderful.


South Zone Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 465 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Toilet and shower separate from sink
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
2 adults


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Fantastic Oceanfront in paradise! Unit 414
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
Fairfax, CA

Peaceful and Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin! Terry and Jackie's place is just the peaceful retreat my boyfriend and I were looking for, close enough to downtown so that we could grab lunch and go shopping, but far enough away for quiet-time relaxation. The condo itself is very cute, and the view from the porch is absolutely stunning. We loved being able to hear the waves crash and watch the evening rain roll in (as we were visiting during the rainy season). The rain didn't bother us as it was mostly in the evening, with sunny days spent right downstairs at what I think is the best beach in the area! Condo has all the ammenities and we really enjoyed taking the bus (which stop right out front), to town and back every day. I would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Great Condo and Location!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is in a great location a short drive outside of Puerto Vallarta. Beach is pristine, pool is great, the restaurant is convenient and and there is a small grocery store out front. The condo is a perfect size for a couple and has everything you'll need. Beach chairs, cooler bag, water noodles and towels. You won't find a better value in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I love the location of the condo, the sights are amazing, we were able to see dolphins in the mornings, and a couple times we seen the stingrays. The restaurant was closed will we were there in May, The people are so accommodating, and the food of the area was delicious, we will return for another vacation for sure.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

Perfect location! Return customer!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our second visit to #414 at Girasol Sur and can't say enough! It is in a great location an easy bus ride away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Peurto Vallarta. The beach is one of the very best in the area is well kept and clean. The staff at the Girasol Sur itself are friendly and very helpful. The restaurant food is delicious and all the staff are very friendly and welcoming. Terry and Jackie are very easy to deal with and answer any questions quickly! Please consider renting this condo from them. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, CO

Completely relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a 2 week stay in the Bell's condo. The location__ 4th floor on the north side__ was great, the condo was well furnished and tasteful, and the bed was very comfortable. Terry's communication was responsive, and the one minor problem with the stove top was quickly fixed by the staff. We spent hours just watching the ocean and listening to the waves. Just what we were hoping for. The staff at Girasol Sur were consistently friendly and helpful and the onsite grocery store was very convenient. We ordered a liter of fresh orange juice there every day (less than $2). Some things we enjoyed: whale watching (through Terry's recommendation of Ricardo, located right where the orange PV south bus starts and ends); Archie's Wok in Old Town for well done Thai/Asian food; Venus Moon South for good massages; a visit to the Botanical Gardens (catch the El Tuito bus, 25 pesos, in front of the condos), and lunch on the beach at Boca de Tomatlan (the southern end of the bus line).

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you chose our place and glad you had a wonderful time. Hope you have a chance to come back!
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Had a great time

  • 4 of 5

This is a great place for a fun get away. We stayed for a week and the staff is very helpful. There is a little store when you first come in that hast most things you will need. There is a orange bus that takes you right into town that ends it's run close to many Resturants and the Malecón. We found that the Resturant in the building where we stayed to be lacking, although they had a great Sopa de Tortilla and an amazing Salsa Mexicana (the salsa you can buy and take to your room which goes well with anything) the staff was more worried about how much you tipped them than anything else. This was unfortunate as Mexicans are generally very gracious people. The unit itself was a great place. The cooking utensils (fring pana were not fit to use) maybe we are the exception wanting want to cook. The bed is very comfortable, the view is amazing. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Restaurant
Girasol sur
Nearest Beach
Playa Gemelas
Car: not necessary

kayaking and paddle boarding on north beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $30

First renter gets a 10% discount for up to the first 2 weeks in December 2014.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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