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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.

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Fantastic Oceanfront in paradise! Unit 414
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
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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fabulous retreat

  • 5 of 5

We love this building and all the personal touches each studio has. We loved facing the public beach seeking refuge from the sun on the patio saw dolphin in the bay bonus! Studio has everything you need. The people make the place that and it's your own piece of serenity yet close enough to town and amazing restaurants. We had breakfast on the patio many times. The bed is super comfy and the best place to be after a long day in town. Can't wait to be back again. The owners super attentive and take special care to make sure your needs are met. Thank you J & T will definitely be back we love it!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic best place in the world to vacation

  • 5 of 5

We love this place. We have been there many times but only in room 414 twice. Was very pleasantly surprised. It is clean well equipped and beautifully maintained. The bed is more comfortable than the one I have at home !!! The view is breathtaking. The ocean was warm and lovely beautiful sand beach. Oceanfront restaurant was very reasonable with good food and wonderful staff. Was treated like a queen. Am looking forward to my next visit!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here from 7/27-8/2 and we will be back! This place was great! Although this place might be "basic" to some people, it has everything you will need. It had shower towels, wash cloths, beach towels, cooler, pool noodles, microwave, mini fridge, stove, all the dishes and cooking utensils (pots, pans, strainer, etc) you need... Plus more! It also had a sofa sleeper/couch, a kitchen table with 2 chairs, a lounge chair, TV, DVD player and patio furniture. We cooked most of our meals to save some money. The bed and pillows were comfortable! The A/C worked like a champ! Some nights we just use the patio screen door, the breeze was so nice! There were no bugs at all during our stay and they actually spray monthly (they sprayed while we were there, no big deal). This place was cozy and just what we needed. It had wi-fi in the room and also at the pool/lobby area. The patio was my favorite! The view was insane and was peaceful. The ocean here is super clear with white sand... Also you can swim at this beach! We snorkeled (brought our own gear) almost every day right out front. The water was clear and warm. We saw tons of fish near the rocks, a sea snake and an eel! It was awesome. There is a gate with a security guard at it who monitors who is going in and out. The gate does require a code to come back in which the front desk will give you. All the locals on the beach were so kind and nice! We ate at the restaurant once or twice and went to happy hour every day (buy one, get one free). The pool was clean and refreshing. They had people from the restaurant deliver food and drinks to you around the pool and beach. I loved having the cooler, we filled it up with drinks and brought it to the beach. All of the staff were super nice, helpful, friendly and always had a smile on their face. I'm sure I could keep going on and on about how great this place really is but... You'll have to book it and see for yourself! I have traveled to Mazatlan, Cancun x3, Cabo, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Maui x3, Oahu x2, Costa Rica and more... This view and the people definitely sit in my top 3! Check in and check out were super easy AND they let me check out later than the time listed due to my flight. Town was 10 minutes away with either an $8 taxi fee or $0.50 bus ride. Just book this place already! You won't regret it. Thanks again!! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Monic for the great review!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Girasol sur
Nearest Beach
Playa Gemelas
Car: not necessary

kayaking and paddle boarding on north beach


Rates & Availability

South Zone Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 18 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early fall
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 16 2017 - Dec 11 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 12 2017 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

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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