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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"We had such a great time staying there (2 weeks)! The place is very clean (Danni the caretaker cleans the place twice a week), very spacious, a good air flow, and very safe. The kitchen is well equipped, linens and beach towels. Beautiful garden, small swimming pool and gazebo at the back.
The apartment is attached to the main house yet very private.
Costambar is a very quiet gated community, very few traffic, so the area is pleasant to walk around without pollution or traffic noise. Beach is walking distance,10 min, so are the restaurants, 5 min, not a whole lot of choices but "Sole mio" was our favorite!
Getting outside Costambar you can take a motoconcho to the main road C5 or walk, and from there take a guagua (local bus) for a few pesos. 45 min to Sosua , 1 hour to Cabarete, it is worth it and gives you a real local experience!
But more importantly Yash and Hemu are the nicest hosts you can have, extremely helpful and friendly, any questions you can have, feel free to ask. They truly made our stay very special, we enjoyed sharing conversations with them. They are around minding their own life, yet available if you need need anything without being intrusive.
They do care that you are having a good time and that you are not missing anything. We had a few rainy days, actually torrential rains and Yash came to check if we needed anything or needed to go anywhere. On several occasions Yash drove us to the main supermarket in Puerto Plata and the currency exchange for best rate.
This is a place for a peaceful and relaxing stay, and we highly recommend this apartment.
We were sad leaving and of course cannot wait to be back!"
Guest: Corinne R.Date of Stay: January 2015Review Submitted: February 12, 2015
"I recently returned from a week-long paradise at Allen’s ocean-front home. It was beautiful. It is a very spacious house with all of the comforts of home including but not limited to: large bedrooms (2 that look out to the ocean), satellite TV, complimentary WIFI, telephone, roomy kitchen, and air conditioning. Every day started as you’d expect in a tropical paradise: morning coffee on the back patio while enjoying ocean breezes and taking in the view. THAT VIEW!!
Isidro will stop by daily to assure you're enjoying your stay at the house; he couldn’t be nicer. As a further indulgence, Maria-Elena will come by twice (per 1 week visit) to thoroughly clean the house. These services come at no extra cost, but tipping is appreciated (Allen was happy to offer us guidance as to how much we should give). There are plenty of clean linens and towels, the latter which come in handy after enjoying a hot shower in one of the 4 full bathrooms.
With an abundance of restaurants nearby, there is no need to leave the local area. It was lovely to spend days on end walking around the neighborhood and enjoying the local hospitality, not to mention the beaches which are only a minute’s walk from your front door. Having a rental car did come in handy, however, as there is plenty to explore outside of Costambar. The house has a driveway that can easily accommodate two vehicles.
Regardless of the time of day, I always felt safe and found the local residents to be pleasant and likeable. Knowing some Spanish proved helpful though is not required.
This was my first trip to the Dominican Republic and I wouldn't hesitate recommending this home to family and friends. Thanks to my wonderful experience, I'm already looking forward to returning!!"
Guest: RachelDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 21, 2015
"This was the best vacation that my entire family experienced from the breakfast cooked daily in our villa to the restaurants that we ate at. You will find this resort overwhelming and I am sure that we did not see everything that this resort has to offer. We will be back."
Guest: Nick R.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 23, 2015
"We got back on Sunday for the best week ever in Puerto Plata. This was our 7th time at Lifestyle but the first time in the villas. Our villa was lovely. It was not brand new but very clean and neat and so cute. Upgrading to a gold band is definitely the way to go. I can't tell you how impressed we all were with the restaurants and especially the beaches. Serenity beach was our favorite and the crepes were so delicious we could not get enough. The service we received from all the staff was beyond compare at the beaches, restaurants, bars and in the villa. We enjoyed swimming before breakfast while smelling the delicious food cooking and the golf cart that we were supplied made it possible to explore more of the resort and adjoining Cofresi Palms resort. The Sunday party was cancelled due to rain but we did get to go to Ocean World for the first time. It was really nice and the dolphin and sea lion shows were so entertaining. We also went to 27 waterfalls which is amazing. I would recommend to anyone who wants to see what the country is like in the D.R. IT IS STUNNING.
Thank you so much for letting us book through you and your family. As promised, everything was taken care of before arrival and we had no problems whatsoever in getting to the resort and checking in. We even got reservations at Jazz for our first night which was delicious. We will definitely be back and will book through you again."
Guest: Dominican LoverDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: October 10, 2014