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Stairway to Heaven and More

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Sleeps 4

Modern 1 bedroom, 1 bath 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 apartment is the perfect location. It boasts an ocean view from its own private patio, perfect to have a quiet breakfast or something cold to drink. There is an infinity pool on the roof, tables and chairs and comfy seating with a magnificent view of the ocean. There are several stairs to reach this delightful unit, and worth every step as the views are second-to-none. The building contains just four units.

Elaine Edington
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, A little French
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 31, 2016

About Elaine Edington

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 remodel the existing lower part and build up higher with new units. Its beautiful and we cant wait to share it with our guests.

Elaine Edington purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Elaine Edington chose Downtown (Viejo Vallarta)

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 unit 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.


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Stairway to Heaven and More
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Palm Springs

Fabulous rooftop panoramic view of the bay

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous rooftop panoramic view of the bay!!!

The property was spotlessly clean, a wonderful renovation. The property owner was very friendly and responsive to any requests. Always available prior and during my stay to answer questions. I would definitely stay there again and recommend

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Amazing view, perfect location, beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented the amazing one studio apartment as well as this beautiful property from Elaine and her husband. This property was everything we hoped for and more, it was at a perfect location from town, three blocks from el Malecon and the beach. Everything in this property was really taken care of, nice, and clean, there really wasn't anything I would change, not even all the steps we had to climb because every single step one was worth it since the property has an amazing view of the beach and of the town. Elaine and her husband are supper nice people, and their staff was amazing, they will do anything they can to make sure you feel at home. I hope to be back to Puerto Vallarta and stay in this property again since it is so perfect and it had all the amenities out home has back in the states. There is a small swimming pool at the top of the building as well as a patio and a grill that we took advantage of to cook meals. Everything was perfect and we hope to be back one day.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Langley, British Columbia

Outstanding from booking to our last day!

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing, a fantastic experience from the moment we booked....I'm writing this review on the day before we leave because my wife and I are absolutely enamored with this beautiful place.

Elaine and Rick have put together a perfect home away from will want for nothing, every creature comfort is here. Luxurious beds, huge towels by the pool, very well appointed kichen, big comfy chairs to watch sunsets in, and a pool that is to die for!!!

They have a warm and wonderful staff that keep everything clean and tidy daily. It helps if you speak some Spanish....(my wife does) and we figured it out easily. Petra and Ricky were awesome!!!

Things to know:

There are stairs and a hill....both easily navigable but on hot days with groceries it's more of an effort.

Costco is close by...grab a cab

The street vendor food is great! Try it!

There are some amazing restaurants close by...try Barcelona Tapas, Cafe des Artist and Vista Grill, you won't be dissapointed

Fireworks from the pool every night is magical

Everything you need is close to the locals...they are so friendly

The church bells are beautiful

All in all we can't say enough about this property it is a gem...thank you Elaine an Rick you've created a wonderful spot, resplendent in traditional Mexican flavor, modern convenience and beautiful style.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego, Caifornia

Worth the climb

  • 5 of 5

We spent a delightful week in the Apollo unit and were pleased with everything. The unit is comfortable with wifi, outlets wherever needed, full kitchen better equipped than our home kitchen, luxurious linens and complimentary wine and beer in the refrigerator. The owners are nearby, helpful and have thought of everything. The rooftop pool and lounge has amazing views. The location is excellent--we walked to restaurants, galleries, shops and the Malecon.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Stairway to heaven vacation

  • 5 of 5

This place was by far the best vacation spot. It was immaculate. They provided a phone to make international calls and the condo overall was clean and made the stay very comfortable. The location is central to Puerta Vallarta, allowing you to easily walk downtown. The wine was a nice surprise! Elaine and Rick really go above and beyond to be sure their guests enjoy the vacation. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Dayton, Ohio, USA

Stairway to Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location within a few blocks from the ocean, Malecon and all the restaurants and downtown activities. The owners were very personable, available and responsive to our needs.We had a good view of the ocean and is a good place for people who like to walk and not be dependent on other transportation. However it is in a residential neighborhood and people would have to tolerate some noise. It is also quite a hike up the stairs to the units and would not be appropriate for people with knee leg or other limitations since the walk up to the units is strenuous. But I enjoyed it and am rebooking. The people in the other units were quiet and considerate but it is not as private as other places I've stayed in PV so the experience in part would be dependent on the considerateness of the other guests at the time of the visit. It is difficult to find a decent place in the downtown area, as they tend to book up years in advance and this property has the location and view that would be difficult to find in the downtown area. I enjoy walking and it would especially be good for people who enjoy exploring on foot. As I said I am rebooking for next year. Don

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles

Within three blocks of the ocean and boardwalk. Perfect walking distance to everything you could want to do. Magnificent ocean views. Brand new in December 2014.


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Colonia 5 de Diciembre Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , located at the pool area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Sofa bed in living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In living room
  • King size wrought iron bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • 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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