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Absolutely Perfect and VIP Comfort

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful Studio with kitchen and en-suite bathroom

Modern Studio executive suite with all the amenities of home. Close to beach, wifi, air-conditioning, cable TV, purified water system, stove, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, toaster, fridge, granite countertops, lots of closet space. Located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. It boasts a limited ocean view from the large shared patio, which is perfect to have a quiet meal or refreshing drink. Manicured gardens with a running creek and comfortable seating in the garden to relax. In-house gym with elliptical trainers, treadmill, spinning bikes, Pilates equipment and weights, TV and Bose sound dock. Washer and dryer on-site. There is an infinity pool on the roof with lots of comfy seating and a magnificent panoramic view of the ocean.

Elaine Bustos
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, A little French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Elaine Bustos

We first came to live in Puerto Vallarta in 2004 and purchased a townhouse in the Marina area where we lived for six months of the year. Shortly thereafter, we realized that we wanted to be downtown in the heart of Vallarta to enjoy its vibrant atmosphere and tranquil setting. So we sold the property in the Marina and brought this property downtown. We are so happy with our decision.

Elaine Bustos purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Elaine Bustos chose Colonia 5 de Diciembre

Oh my goodness, the question has to be why not!!! You can do everything from this location or you can do nothing at all. The suite is comfortable, extremely clean and well maintained.

What makes this apartment unique

We, the owners, will be here to check you in and out. If there is something you need, we can help you obtain it. If there are any unforeseen issues with the unit, they can be resolved quickly. In-house fishing and sightseeing charters available on our private boat. Use of the upper levels of the house is included.


Colonia 5 de Diciembre Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Plus an extra half bath in the gym for guest use
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Absolutely Perfect and VIP Comfort
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews

Great time.

  • 5 of 5

Everything is provided. Location is close to Malecon, Bus stop within a block. Great views from pool area with cooking facilities. Made our reservations for next February!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week in the studio apartment. It felt like home the minute we arrived. Rick and the staff could not have been more accommodating. Very quiet and spotlessly clean. We had dinner on the rooftop patio it was so relaxing. We walked through town many times and enjoyed every restaurant we went to. It’s a great family place and we recommend it in a minute.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ault, CO

Quaint, cute little studio

  • 4 of 5

This was a great property. Quiet, and really pretty.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just booked 4th year!!!

  • 5 of 5

Already reserved for 2018 (year 4). What more can I say.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely the Best!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was fabulous. It was clean and well maintained and very quiet. The hosts were very accommodating and were always willing to answer questions and provide recommendations. The common areas were delightful and the views to die for. We could not have been any happier and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner was not accommodating or considerate.

  • 1 of 5

Although the location and rental itself are good, the owner was less than considerate when we stayed. There was jackhammer noise from construction directly adjacent to our unit every morning, and intermittently throughout the day. Morning coffee, sleeping in, an afternoon nap - none of these were attainable due to the direct banging - and it was ADJACENT - not across the way or 2 doors down. We tried speaking to the owner and asking if we could move to her other building, however she ignored the fact of the situation and offered that we could go to the other building during the day to use the pool area and nap. Just unbelievable. Not a good stay at all.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review does not apply to this unit as they never stayed in it. When these guests arrived, they were offered an upgrade at another location to a larger unit at no additional cost. They accepted this upgrade and my staff carried their luggage to the new location across the street. Unbeknownst to me, a couple of days later, a neighbor TWO doors down was having some repairs done on his pool. After they changed units, I re-rented their original unit. Therefore, they could not return to it. Instead, I offered that they could come over to the other building during the day, while the noise was going on, to relax. The noise never began before 8 am and finished by 6pm. As noted in all the other reviews, my husband and I take extremely good care of our guests. Were there something I could have done, I would have.
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Three blocks from the Boardwalk (malecon). Close to everything you could ever want. It is a perfect location for whatever you want to do.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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