Affordable Caribbean - Costambar, Puerto Plata
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Puerto Plata condo description
Located 3 Miles west of the City of Puerto Plata in quiet Costambar. Nicely furnished 1 bedroom, one bath unit on the first floor. One minute walk to beach. Daily maid, casinos nearby. Good base for exploring the North Coast of the DR. Much to see and do.
Check out the Puerto Plata report and specifically, Costambar Monthly, for tons of info on Costambar and Puerto Plata.
Nice coral protected beach which is great for children. At a low tide you can walk way out and there is lots of sealife to investigate. Be careful when walking because openings in the coral can go 50 feet deep. Great for snorkeling or diving. Locals fish and snorkle with spearguns and sell their catch, the more spanish you speak the less you pay.
Newly refurbished, Cable TV, daily maid. Maid will do your laundry for a reasonable fee. Towels and linens supplied. Maid cleans floors, bathroom and makes your bed and empties the trash, you are responsible for everything else. The towels are changed every other day and sheets once a week. No Phone , no air-conditioning. Daily power outages. We have a generator that runs on a schedule and I have a battery backup for fans, lights and fridge which together provide 24 hour electricity. Deposit and signed rental agreement necessary for reservation. I answer e-mails promptly on weekdays.
Keywords: apartment, casita, suite, 1 bedroom condo, 1 bedroom flat
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Queen size Beds (1) Brand new pillow top with contour pillows.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Daily Maid, equipped kitchen
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool & Spa
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Golf Course Front
- Golf Course View
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
ReviewsWrite a review
Just as we expected!
Just as we expected!
We recently enjoyed a wonderful, simple, quiet, relaxing vacation. We didn't know anything about the area before, but found it to match our expectations and needs perfectly. It was a natural beach and the area was safe and friendly. It did not have that overwhelming tourist feeling, but had everything that we needed for a wonderful vacation. A nice beach for swimming or long walks and many small restaurants with excellent food options for when you didn't feel like cooking. The apartment had all we needed for doing some cooking and was very clean and sufficient. The power inverter system worked so efficiently that we were not even aware that we were loosing power and we always had water for showers, toilets etc. The maid service was great. The place soon became our home away from home. The new bed was very comfortable. We paid $40 US to get to the apartment from the airport and then rented a moped for the remainder of the week. If you like walking, you can walk around this whole community to discover restaurants and a small grocery store. We were there in early December, so the beach wasn't too busy - and that was ok with us. If you want a quiet, relaxing, uncomplicated vacation - then this place will be a fit for you. As I write this review, I am already longing for the quiet moments that I enjoyed at this vacation spot and wondering when I will find my way back there.
- Guest Clayton A. (Cranbrook, BC Canada)
- Date of stay 12/03/13
- Review Submitted 01/15/14
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Gary's commentsGuest comment entered by manager
The apartment and Costamber was fine. Very quiet..not may people... I made many new friends / expats from canada mostly at the Catamaran Resturant. They were very informative about important information regarding actually living in D.R. i looked at a few properties to buy (curiosity )and also several apartments and small houses to rent by the month or more long term. Sea Breeze and you apratment was fine..very comfortable...and quiet... it was fine...Lodi and Myriam were quite helpful. Bruno as well. No real problems to speak of. The power was off more than it was on. The inversor worked perfectly....did not miss the electric at all. I did no even use the hot water.....the water was not cold so it was fine. The only problem was that out on your patio ......there was always a ton of mosquitos.....
- Guest Gary C
- Date of stay 09/06/13
- Review Submitted 10/08/13
My wife and I had a magnificent time. The Condo complex was awesome and it''s employees were wonderful!!! The negatives were that Costambar has become less and less of a vacation destination in the past few years. This is because the electricity has been very sporadic to say the least. Unfortunately there was no Tenaco in this condo complex ( this is were water is stored and works with a back up generator called Imbersor ) Without the Tenaco there is no water when the electricity goes, and this happened for over 5 hours at a time daily. The other thing was that there are not many restaurant and bars left in business. There are many signs for sale and rent. Just not enough to do there anymore. But if you are looking for R&R this is the place. I'm gonna go back to the Sosua & Cabarete scene are were there is much more action. I have been traveling to DR for 10 yrs and the last 2 times Costambar. This is my last until it goes back to what it was 10 yrs ago. If you are in Costambar and want action head over to Puerto Plata and it's almost like being in Sosua or Cabarete!!!1
- Guest Selene (Bronx, NY USA)
- Date of stay 06/15/12
- Review Submitted 07/12/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, tourists without a car.
Manager response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm happy to report the tinacos (rooftop mounted water reservoir) have now been installed and our guest will have running water even during power outages. Thanks for sharing your experience and I hope you visit us again some time.
One Bedroom Condo In Costambar
One Bedroom Condo In Costambar
I rented this place within walking distance to the 9-hole golf course, Las Mangos. Just can't beat the price, condo was clean, bed was comfortable and the neighbors were great. A quick walk o the beach, nice restaurant on the beach with excellent food, I believe called was Cattamaran. Great vacation, nice and relaxed....
- Guest Philip J.
- Date of stay 04/26/12
- Review Submitted 05/09/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
Manager response: Thanks for sharing. What a great review! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Our staff is really friendly and they will do anything within their means to make your stay enjoyable. We really like the beach,too. Sun, shade, breeze, tide pools, music, beverages, friendly waiters, fresh local food, great stories, etc. It has it all. We hope you visit us again some time.
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2014
7 night min stay
|Easter (Semana Santa)
Apr 13 - Apr 20, 2014
8 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2014
8 night min stay
Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2014
8 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
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- Nearest Airport: Puerto Plata at 15 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Costambar Beach at 0.05 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: El Catamaran at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Los Mangos at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Los Mangos at 0.1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2001
About: Born and raised in Germany and sailed the Caribbean for over 6 years on Windjammer type Ships. I got married and settled in Florida to continue working in the marine industry designing Yachts and outfitting commercial vessels.
Why Puerto Plata:
I decided to purchase the property 2001 because for me it was the affordable Caribbean. Puerto Plata is a charming town, the people are very friendly and the weather is reliably warm in the winter. Florida in the winter is not a reliable beach vacation. It seemed as though everytime we vacationed in Florida we caught a cold front. Not the case in Puerto Plata. The water is 80 degrees in the winter and 85 in the summer. My unit is on a short street, Calle Padre Bilini, that ends at the beach. There is a green area behind the complex. The mountain in the background is Mt Isabela which has the Caribbeans only cable car. I always enjoy getting away from the hustle and bustle of life in the USA.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Newly refurbished...My unit is in a small 18 unit complex called Seabreeze Suites which is located in Costambar a community 3 miles west of the City of Puerto Plata. Costambar is rural and the DR is third world. My place is nice but it is for experienced travelers. The DR is not the US. You will know you have been on vacation out of the US. The people are very nice and it is safe to go wherever you want taking the precautions you would take anywhere else. I can recommend a Spanish tutor for those of you that have an interest in learning a little espanol or want someone to work with your children. She could also serve as a guide and her rates are very reasonable. She will come to your apartment. If you don't speak spanish and haven't been to Puerto Plata before she would save you money. Rental cars are cheaper in the DR than here in Flordia. I've stayed in the Playa Dorado complex several times and the rooms there weren't impressive in relation to my unit. So the difference in renting my place from a hotel is that you are on your own. The benefit of being able to cook your own food is two fold, it is cheaper and you don't get sick.
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Costambar Beach is only a one minute walk from the apartment.
The newly refurbished bedroom, pillowtop mattress and contour pillows.
The living room with flat screen TV player and small library.
Patio with breakfast nook. The pool is merely feet away.
The breezeway up to the apartment
Seabreeze Suites has three buildings with 6 units each.
Costambar Beach Casettas
Just another perfect day at the beach in Costambar
Costambar Beach looking to the East
Map of Costambar and Location of Seabreeze Apartments
Take the high road and cool off overlooking the North Coast and Puerto Plata.
Downtown Puerto Plata.
The kitchen with gas stove and fridge
The pool with my apartment in the background
The breezeway from my apartment to the parking lot.
Our street leading to the beach
Costambar Beach with Cofresi, Casino and Yacht Club looking West
Aerial photo of Costambar Beach
Ocean World is a 5 minute drive away and worth a visit
Take a leisure walk along the Malecon in Puerto Plata.
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Date last modified - Monday, March 03, 2014
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