New & Modern 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom condo
|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
|Living space||1040 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
This New & Modern 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom condo is very cozy, and boasts granite counters, hardrock coral floors, new and modern appliances (including an oven), and even a separate laundry room with a double wash sink & stackable washer/dryer.
The condo is well equipped with everything you'll need to enjoy a relaxing vacation, including WiFi internet, 2 TV's with cable,, 2 safes, plenty of linens, abundant kitchenware and extra small appliances to name a few.
Located in a quiet, gated community offering 2 community pools, with grilling areas, 24/ security, and beautiful, well-manicured grounds.
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New & Modern 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom condo
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Additional Location Information
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$75 - $105||$75||$525 - $675||$1,250 - $1,600||5 nights|
|Nov. 16 2011 - Apr. 15 2012||$85 - $95||-||$625||$1,450||5 nights|
|Sep. 1 2012 - Nov. 15 2012||$75 - $85||-||$525||$1,250||5 nights|
|Dec. 15 2012 - Jan. 15 2013||$95 - $105||-||$675||$1,600||5 nights|
|All Other Dates||$75||$75||$525||$1,250||5 nights|
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- Cleaning fee - $65 / stay - Other
Additional notes from owner
Note - Electric is included for up to a 3 week rental (monthly or more rental does not include electric usage)
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 19, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Newer condo, comfortable enough, but we had hot water tank probl
This condo complex is newer and pretty nice. Ours had 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. The kitchen was well stocked and had everything you might need including tons of pots and pans, margarita glasses, and a blender, which we used nightly to make blender drinks. The apartment was well- stocked for towels and blankets as well. And there were also a couple of beach chairs.
I used the pool several times, and although not heated it was fairly warm. They also had a couple of lounge chairs at pool side that aren't in the pictures they show. The complex has a security guard or 2 at all hours of day and night and nobody gets in without a key, so you feel pretty safe. The guys working there are pretty good about bringing you the big jugs of water when you need them. In fact, everyone we met that lives in the complex was very nice. The security guy and his buddy climbed up a tree and got me a fresh coconut and opened it for me.
The condo itself had a balcony overlooking the pool, which was nice. I never really noticed any bugs, although something was biting my son. We also made use of the washer and dryer. The place was decorated with lots of local art, and pictures of the owners, so it gave it a homey feel. There was also a condo notebook, where people wrote where they ate etc, and how to get to places. which was useful so we could look for the good places that people mentioned. The condo was superficially clean and tidy, but I found myself skeeved out by areas like under the kitchen sink, laundry room and the area rugs. My standards of cleaning are slightly higher. The apartment had various area carpets made of rags and pleather strips that were stinky dirty, and we removed them all and put them in the laundry room until we left. Just full of filth. Probably never cleaned ever.
We watched the few English TV channels, but found the living room furniture did not comfortably accommodate 4 people and wasn't all that comfy, but it's the same style as most places there have -- wicker furniture with cushions. We did enjoy movies every night, however, and made popcorn. We never could figure out how to get the TVs in the bedrooms to work. There was a nice big table with lots of chairs for meals. We even went up on the roof and barbecued up there, and made use of the roof patio. The beds were standard el cheapo beds, and although not horrible, I was still pretty happy to come home to a real bed.
The wi-fi internet was sporadic and worked sometimes and other times didn't work. It was frustrating when you had a bill to pay online and you couldn't get internet. But sooner or later it usually worked again.
The beach was a 5-10 minute walk away. The beach was gorgeous, and we regularly camped out in front of El Pulpo Cojo restaurant because you could use their beach chairs, palapas, and tables for free. It was not far to the beach, but there are several big overgrown lots full of trash along the route that we were a little leery about walking past in the dark, as there are no street lights. We mostly tried to make it home before dark, as we were on foot. This place is do-able on foot, but there were a few times when a car would have come in handy to get to restaurants slightly too far to walk to and also to go to the big grocery store at the San Juan Mall. We never had the guts to try the moto-conchos (motorcycle taxis). We did end up walking past the empty lot in the dark several times, and never saw anything, so I guess it's safe. There was an abandoned building down the side street about a block away from the condo that had many vagrants in it, and I did not feel safe walking past that at night. They definitely stared us down as we walked past. But again, nothing actually happened so maybe it's my imagination running away with me.
Less than a 10 minute walk away was a small grocery store (Ciccolella), which came in pretty handy. There were also a fruit stand, bakery, sports bar, and a fabulous little gelato place (chickeeta bonita), which had yummy ice cream and a nice owner. The French bakery food all looked better than it tasted. Kinda expensive and disappointing. The donuts taste like bread. A 5 minute walk away was the bank machine, in front of the Barcelo employee entrance. Walking was a bit treacherous as there were rarely sidewalks. They seemed to have some under construction, so this comment may not be relevant soon. Outside Inn Restaurant was probably a 8-9 minute walk away and was excellent, tasty food. El Pulpo Cojo, bad food, bad service. Really!! We regularly walked up the beach about 1/2 hour and went to beach club acqua which had good appies and drinks. The Greek restaurant and sports bar had awesome atmosphere, service and food, but extremely expensive. We found a little "Cafeteria" on av Francais (not sure if I have the name right on the street - go up av alemania until it ends, I think it ts into av Francais, turn right, a few doors down on the right). Basic local homemade food that was good and really cheap. Right near Cafeteria is a souvenir shopping area that goes down right to the beach that was pretty good.
So, here's the part we hated about this condo: we had no hot water in our condo for 8 days, which was the downfall of staying there. We went and complained everyday at Reliable Realty, and they'd make it seem like it would be taken care of, yet everyday we'd come home and still have no hot water. They definitely had crappy service that way. Todd was very good about responding to emails in a timely way before we got there, though. I give credit where credit is due. I hate cold showers, so I wasn't impressed. Our second day there we had no water at all all day. I'm not sure what that was about! The repair guy finally showed up on day 7, took out the burned out element from the hot water tank, turned off the water, left, said he'd be back,and then never came back! It was 8:30 at night that he came back after we made many phone calls, running up our Canadian cell phone bill with extra charges for the calls and the roaming charges. But he still didn't fix the heater! He finally came back a day later and fixed it. We had been told we would "definitely be compensated" for not having hot water, and then when we asked about it again, we were told that they'd be out of business in a day f they had to compensate people every time something went wrong. So when I told him his wife had indicated we would be compensated he said he'd have to talk to her about it. In the end they waived the $65 cleaning fee. Frankly, this fell way short of the compensation I was expecting. I probably spent a chunk of that just on the cell phone calls I had to make. The whole thing put a real damper on our holiday. I came back from a massage at the beach, covered in oil, sunscreen and sand, expecting that the hot water tank had been fixed, and couldn't even wash as we had no water. I couldn't jump in the pool, as I was too oily. I had to try to towel off to get all the crud off me.. All I can say is it should have been corrected sooner, it shouldn't have taken so much effort everyday from us to get them to fix it, and we should've had better compensation for the inconvenience. I spent 20 minutes a night boiling pots of water for dish washing and for baths for those of us that just couldn't tolerate the cold showers. I feel like it should've been free for everyday we had no hot water. If you advertised a newer condo, near the beach, for free, but no hot water available, I wouldn't take it, not even for free.
On the upside, the taxi driver used by Reliable Realty, Alejandro (Alex), was super nice,and spoke good English. He even waited for us when we went grocery shopping. And in general, we met many helpful people in the Dominican Republic.
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
I recently took my wife just got around to writing this review! Back in December we spent our Christmas in the Dominican Republic! This condo that we stayed in was amazing! It had everything the description said it would! The rooms were very well decorated, the kitchen was fully stocked, we even enjoyed a movie night in the living room! The locals in the surounding area were also super friendly. The local grociery store was nothing like back home but had everything we needed! The shops were filled with ton of Dominican culture. But back to the condo, being on a higher up floor we had an amazing view of the entire complex and the pool was right there at our disposal! This condo, the whole trip, everything, was truely amazing! Thank You.