Evolve Vacation Rental
- english, french, german, spanish
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Thanks Greg ! Great trip!!
My husband and I stayed in this condo 11 days in March, 2019. The pictures provided show an excellent representation of this property. Bed is very comfy, linens and entire property are very clean. Fantastic view of the sunrise every morning over the lush mountain view behind condo with an excellent ocean view from deck. Quiet location with a neighboring restaurant and bar a short walking distance on the beach. Caution Margueritas very potent! Owner responded promptly with helpful feedback throughout vacation. We would recommend this property. Thank you Greg for our wonderful vacation stay.
GREAT PLACE @ GREAT PRICE !
You have just found the perfect condo, with most accomodating host possible. It comes with a sea view, well equipped kitchen, security and a serious comfort factor.
Not only is the unit lovely, the tropical gardens, grounds, pools are kept in park-like condition. The bus / grocery couldn't be easier.
One problem: You won't want to leave.
Greg, 1000 thanks aren't enough
This place is great!
This was our 7th vacation in Mexico and 4th in Puerto Vallarta. Overall this is our favorite of all 7 vacation rentals. Greg (owner) was so easy to work with. We exchanged emails several times in the weeks before our stay and he always got back to me quickly, most times within 24 hours. He was pleasant and accommodating and shared lot's of local info with us. The condo was stocked with everything we needed for our stay. It is well maintained and nicely decorated. It was an extra bonus to have 2 full bathrooms! We were even lucky enough to see whales from the condo balcony a couple times. We opted for the maid service and we were very glad we did. I feel that it was worth the extra money not to have to worry about spending any of our vacation in the laundry room (by the office) or spending our last morning there washing linens.
Playas Gemalas Condominiums and properties are beautiful! The property and pools are clean and well cared for. The 2 big pools are great and there is even a 3rd smaller pool for kids. Although we personally favor swimming in the pools most of the time, we always like to spend some time in the ocean and the water temperature was really nice.
The staff at Playas Gemalas is great! Very friendly and helpful. If you know some Spanish it helps, but you can always find someone on staff who speaks English.
We would highly recommend this property. If you stay here you need to be aware that it is south of town and if you don't have a car you will need to take a bus or taxi to downtown "El Centro" or to a large grocery store. You can catch a bus or taxi outside the entrance to Playas Gemalas. It's convenient and inexpensive. We told ourselves we would take buses into town and taxi's back to the condo, but the exchange rate was so good that we took the taxi wherever we went. Much cheaper than renting a car.
Greg recommended the restaurant right next door and now we recommend it too. The food was great, the view is wonderful, the staff is friendly and the prices are beyond reasonable.
Thanks for sharing your vacation home Greg.
Sue, We are very happy you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for the detailed review - this is very helpful for our prospective guests. We hope to have you stay with us again in the future! All the best, Greg & Faviola
I love Puerto Vallarta, it's such a nice small and reasonably safe town! But I don't like all inclusive resorts for their noise (at the pool all day long loud music) or late night parties.
So this year we rented this wonderful condo south of Puerto Vallarta. No regrets. The condominium complex is very well built and maintained. The buildings are very clean and beautiful. Elevators,swimming pools, beach, everything was really outstanding!
The condo itself is just as described, clean, spacious, it has a nice balcony to sit and eat your dinner and watch a sunset. Or to have your coffee in the morning. The bed is comfortable as well as the couch in the living room. We cooked most of our meals. There is enough pots and pans. You have everything you need.
Two bathrooms with showers are awesome. There are beach chairs to use. Beach is so good!!! Local people are using it too but its fair.
I would recommend to pay for maid service, so you don't have to do the laundry at the end of your stay but you also get fresh towels and garbage removed every day and cleaning every other day! Its nice especially if you are there only for 7 days. The made was awesome, she even did the dishes and insisted on doing it. That was a treat. The staff are so nice there, security, office, the maid they make a difference. Water delivered within minutes of you request.
People around were very nice, lots of kids around so our 6 year old always had a buddy to play with at the pool. But quiet enough for the afternoon nap on the lounge chair.
I would come back and stay at this condo in a heartbeat and I would recommend it to my friends.
Thanks Greg and Faviola!
This gated, guarded condo complex was much more than we were hoping for. The unit that we rented from Greg was super livable. From the fully equipped kitchen, to the 2 full bathrooms, to the comfy bed, this unit has it all. This residential condo complex is much quieter and calmer than the ordinary week to week tourist condo. The beautiful pools were almost always uncrowded and the beach is one of the prettiest in all of PV!!! Each time we were asked by locals where we were staying, the answer of Playas Gemelas brought the response of " That's the best beach here!" The staff are some of the friendliest and most helpful of anywhere we have stayed in all our years traveling the world. With a covered bus stop right across the street, getting into town is a very cheap, quick ride.
We have stayed in this unit several times because of the location and the fact that the owners are committed to helping you enjoy your stay. Any question was quickly and satisfactorily answered.
Not only have we enjoyed watching whales and manta rays from the balcony and snorkeling in the clear water, but the condo complex has a very dedicated Sea Turtle program. They incubate the eggs in a secure nursery, and each day as they hatch, they involve guests and beachgoers in the release of the babies back into the bay.
Life in town is everything that you could wish for in a Mexican vacation. From 5 star restaurants to quaint 4 table local eateries, the food is awesome! There is so much to see and do that time runs out way before your interest does. World class fishing( I caught a giant Black Marlin and many Dorado), tours, and all kinds of activities.
I highly recommend this location and this unit in particular to anyone wanting a great vacation!!!
David and Donna, Thanks for your kind review! We are so glad you continue to stay with us and always make the most of your vacations in Puerto Vallarta. Thanks again, Greg & Faviola
GREAT place to stay in Puerto Vallarta
Greg and Faviola have created a charming place to stay in Puerto Vallarta. I love the art work in the condo. The condo is on the side of the building, so if you look right you see the beautiful mountains and if you look left, you see the beach and ocean. The balcony has a table and chairs and it was so nice to be able to have breakfast looking out over the ocean.
There is plenty of space in this condo with the living room being on the other side of the kitchen from the bedroom. It was terrific having the two bathrooms and most unusual to have this in a one bedroom condo. The living room and dining room furniture were nice and the bed was soooo comfortable. There is a lot of storage and closet space and plenty of hangers (always a nice thing)! Greg and Faviola provide beach chairs and an umbrella. My husband and I bought two fun noodles and left them there for the next renters. The kitchen is fully equipped and water and ice are provided for free. I could not think of a thing that was missing!
The grounds are beautifully kept and the beach is perfect. If you want to have full loungers, you can reserve them from the front office. Loungers, tables, and umbrellas are available for all days except for holidays when the owners have first dibs. This made it good that there are chairs and the umbrella in the condo. The staff working the front desk were all helpful. There is a laundry facility right next to the office. Although there is no restaurant on site, the place next store has a restaurant and a small store. It is a quick walk from the beach or road. If you plan on being in Puerto Vallarta over New Years, do be aware that the restaurant will not be open for breakfast on New Year's Day, so stock up for your breakfast at home.
The location of the condo is perfect; being out of town means that you get lovely ocean breezes and peace and quiet. It was very easy to pick up a bus or taxi to go to town or to other places in the area. We took the bus pretty much everywhere as it is cheap (7 pesos) and easy to use. The entrance to the zoo or to Mismaloya Beach is a quick bus ride.
Just a note: Mismaloya Beach was recommended to us, but we were not impressed with it - our own private beach was much nicer! The zoo is well worth the price of admission. It is family owned and the staff from the Director down to the cleaners cares about their charges. They have a terrific breeding program and there were lots of baby tigers.
I highly recommend this condo!