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Beautiful Beachfront Living Overlooking Banderas Bay

Bedrooms 1
Space 82 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, Completely Renovated Apartment. Can Sleep Up To 4 Pers.

This Beachfront/Oceanfront 82m2, one bedroom, one bath condo offers spectacular panoramic views of Banderas Bay. It is situated on the southern part of Puerto Vallarta town. The balcony overlooks the ocean where you can watch dolphins at play or whales passing by during winter season. The compound has two heated swimming pools plus one separate little pool for kids with its own 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 little supermarket in the compound next door for all your basic needs as well as a wonderful Palapa restaurant which you reach through the beach. 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) to help with your questions and needs as well as security every day, all year round. The condo is totally refurbished in a modern, casual style and equipped with WiFi, SmartTV, dishwasher as well as washer/dryer. The comfortable sofa in the living room can expand to a queen size bed.

Please feel free to email with any questions or doubts you may have.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About Monika

I am Austrian and having travelled all over the world with my husband, we decided this is the perfect town with the perfect beach.

Monika purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Monika chose South Zone

Because of the beachfront location and wonderful staff.

What makes this apartment unique

The lush gardens and the friendly, helpful staff.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We hold little tigers ans lions in Mismaloya zoo, swam under waterfall in "Predator" place, and kayaked from Mismaloya beach into Arcos before the crowds. But most of the time just relaxed on the beach next to the condo after a lot of driving/hiking/kayaking/camping in Utah-Arizona. So it was perfect spot and time (not too many people), warm clear water, sunny, though a little bit hot during the day, but not in your condo - orientation is ideal, no sun till late afternoon, we even didn't use air conditioners, ceiling fans only.

Yes, I am already dreaming to come back. And I let my friends know about your nice place.

Thanks a lot again for our great PV vacation and good memories,

Warm regards,

Oct 2016
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in South Zone, Mexican Riviera

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 82 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.6875 based on 17 reviews

After spending a week in the area, I don't think there could be a better place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Monika (owner) was easy to make reservations with, and very helpful with any questions I had before and after we arrived. The condo has everything that you need for an extended stay including a washer, dryer, kitchen and on-site parking. This condo was modern, clean and very nice. The view is spectacular day and night and literally a stone's throw from the water. There are also 2 heated pools, and the beach was very clean.

I can't say enough good things about my experience, and I would highly recommend staying there.

  • Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jason and are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to have you back in Playas Gemelas sometime in the future. Best wishes and regards, Monika
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Victoria, B.C. Canada

Another spectacular week at Playas Gemelas

  • 5 of 5

We always stay in town for a week before heading down to Playas Gemelas for our second week of R&R. We were looking for a more updated condo for this trip and we are so happy to have found this was perfect for my husband and I and had everything that we could have asked for. The views are amazing from the balcony - the beach and pools are our happy place although it is easy to bus into town for a change of scene or south to Boca or Mismaloya. The tienda at the Girasol next door has a very good selection and we love the restaurant & staff there...hopefully most will be back when management changes hands in May. It was so hard to leave on the last day - we felt so at home. We will be back - thank you, Monika!

  • Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, oregon

perfect location, very nicely appointed

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in this complex, it was very comfortable and we enjoyed our time very much.

  • Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southwestern Ontario

Beautiful condo, beautiful views, super friendly hosts and staff...what more could you want!

  • 5 of 5

Monika was great at answering my questions and getting back to me in a timely manner, even though she was off travelling! The condo is exactly as shown and has all the conveniences of home - having a washer and dryer was a great option.

The staff are so helpful and friendly and will go out of their way to help you with what you need. Alex was especially kind and helped us arrange an ATV tour - Thank you!

The views are spectacular and the weather was perfect..... We saw lots of whales and got to watch skim board competitions each afternoon - the balcony is the perfect spot for morning coffee, to hang out and read, dine etc.....

Our vacation could not have been better - Thank you Monika and Luis for sharing your home with us - it was wonderful - you certainly have your little piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: 1-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ

Monika and Luis were perfect hosts and the apartment on the beach was amazing! Highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Monika and Luis were really helpful from the time of booking until our departure. They were really responsive with communication before we arrived and helped answer questions we had. Upon arrival they gave us a call to ensure everything was ok, and gave us great suggestions on restaurants and local activities which we followed and were not disappointed. They went out of their way to make our stay very pleasurable. The apartment itself was amazing. Spacious enough for 2 people with a full kitchen, large bedroom and quite simply breathtaking views of the ocean from the huge balcony. And it is right on the beach! The beach itself is small but uncrowded and the sand and sea are clean with no rocks and seaweed. The complex is in a more secluded area south of the city with a small but friendly restaurant and mini market onsite. It was perfect for us but you are likely to need to travel to town for more entertainment. The only thing I would advise is to bring cash. There are plenty of ATMs and exchange places in the city but you will need to head back there if you run out, and the onsite facilities and cabs only take cash. Anyway, we thoroughly recommend the apartment and our hosts and are already talking about a return visit next year!

  • Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great condo on the best beach

  • 5 of 5

Very nice unit with everything you need for a stay. Easy bus access to downtown or further south.

Our only complaint is the beds are very firm but that wouldn't stop us from coming back.

  • Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Puerto Vallarta
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
La Palapa Girasol
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Marina Gulf Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Metres
To downtown or Mismaloya
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
La Palapa Girasol
Nearest Beach
Playas Gemelas
Car: not necessary

Whale watching during season December to March. Birds and reptiles watching. Botanical garden. Tequila and mezcal tasting. Handicrafts and farmers markets.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in South Zone, Mexican Riviera

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee C$26.54 per person per night
Damage Deposit C$265.38

Detailed information will be emailed prior to arrival. Full information of events in the city, property rules, etc. are available at the reception desk upon check-in.
During high season (December to April) cancellations made two months prior to arrival will be charged with 50% cancellation fee.
Preferred payment by e-check. If paid by credit card 3% commission will be added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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