Lisa_T - your plan may work. You'll have to find your puppy's routine. If your puppy is younger, it may need two potty breaks each night. It is nice of you to be thoughtful of your neighbors.
I just brought home a 13 week old puppy 6 days ago and he is only waking up once a night. Between 1 and 2 AM. Then the next time is between 5 and 5:30 AM. And that second time is fine, because I used to get up at 5:30 AM, so this isn't much different than my old routine.
I have one more idea to give you. The way I handle the puppy, is that he sleeps with me. I am a very light sleeper and he sleeps right next to me. When he starts wiggling or stands up, I know he is awake and I take him outside to pee. Then I take him back upstairs and we go back to sleep. The other dogs sleep in my bedroom too and they follow us downstairs and then back upstairs to sleep again. It seems to be working for us. But you have to be a light sleeper and know when the puppy is moving on the bed.
Charleen and Cav's: Pippin (ruby male), Merry (b&t female), Luke (blenheim male) & Jolly (tri male puppy)