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Stairway to Heaven and More

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bath close to beach

Modern 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom unit with all the amenities of home. Close to beach, Wifi, Air-conditioning, cable TV, dishwasher, purified water system, stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, full-sized refrigerator, washer and dryer, granite countertops and lots of closet space. Located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, this wonderful unit is the perfect location. It boasts a ocean view from the large front patio perfect to have a quiet breakfast or something cold to drink. There is an infinity pool on the roof and comfy seating with a magnificent panoramic view of the ocean. There are a couple of flights of stairs to reach the entrance of this delightful unit. Worth every step as the views are second-to-none. There are just four units in the building.

More Details

Elaine Bustos
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, A little French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Elaine Bustos

We first came to live in Puerto Vallarta in 2004 and bought 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 everything so we sold the townhouse and bought a house. We are so happy with our decision. In 2014, we decided to buy another house and completely remodel it. It's beautiful and we can't wait to share it with our guests.

Elaine Bustos purchased this apartment in 2014

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 house is comfortable, extremely clean and well maintained. And because we live across the street, everything will be taken care of.

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 problems with the unit, they will be taken care of immediately. In-house fishing and sightseeing charters are 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:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master shower has two shower heads & separate toilet areas
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Has a tub for children or those who prefer it.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Master bath is all marble and granite. The shower has two heads for couples showering. Separate toilet area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Master bedroom boasts a king size bed and two closets. The other two bedrooms have queen size beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Stairway to Heaven and More
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

A fabulous spring break family holiday for us all!

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a one week family holiday in PV and rented a 3bdrm /3 bathroom apartment in a great location. In the heart of Old Town but just enough on the edge to have totally privacy. Less than a 5 min walk to the beach and Malacon, endless restaurants, nearby grocery stores and transportation.

Amazing views of the entire bay from the rooftop patio and pools. Our 3 bd/3 bath had everything we could want and more.

Our host Rick was great and nearby if we needed assistance. The apt has entertainment & adventure information brochures that are very helpful as we were there for only one week. We booked our own sail boat cruise at the beach which was a high light of the trip.

The complex is located about halfway up a cobblestone road (as pretty much all of Old Town is) and it's pretty steep. If you don't mind lots of walking up and down the roads of Old Town and getting some great exercise along with the fantastic cultural experience this place is perfect. Lovely staff to keep the place clean and immaculate.

The complex has 6 different sized suites and we met different vacationers from all over North America.

We would highly recommend this vacation property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Great peaceful place to relax.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Angels Camp CA

It was indeed a little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the 3 bedroom Zeus apartment. It is very spacious and airy. The outside front and back patios make it feel even larger. The unit is well stocked and very clean. You can easily cook dinner and have everything you need to do so. The hosts were very attentive and had someone waiting for us upon arrival. He was great and even took our luggage up the many stairs. Two things to note, if you have any kind of trouble with multiple stairs, this is not the unit for you. They are steep and there are over 65 of them to get to the front door. For us, it was not a problem and the stairs were worth the views and comfortable apartment. Secondly - if you are noise sensitive, there is a loud barking dog (barks through the night) that you can hear in the back bedrooms. If you sleep with the A/C it is not a problem. It is also a good idea to have Uber set up on your phone for pick-up service if you don't want to walk to where you are going. They always arrived within 2-3 minutes and are very affordable. I would definitely recommend this apartment and would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, exactly what we expected it to be

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Ricky for the being a great host. We loved staying in Adriana. Exactly what we expected it to be. There is about 70 stair steps to get to the house, which was hard for my aunt since she has a bad knee. But that did not stop her. It was nice and quiet, very peaceful. Maria and the maintenance man were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay. The BBQ and pool area has a gorgeous view. The parking situation was a little tricky but we managed.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had the best time. Everything was perfect. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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incredible place

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Within three blocks of the ocean and boardwalk.

Perfect walking distance to everything you could want to do. Magnificent ocean views. Brand new unit. Newly remodeledy in late 2014.


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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