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Beachside Vacation Condos at World-Famous-Cabarete's Vecinos

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights

Description

Cabarete Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Cabarete's own 'Vecinos' brings you that personal touch - the feeling of neighborhood, serenity of a tropical paradise, and the comfort of home. This beautiful jewel on the north shore of the Dominican Republic provides an incomparable island getaway, 'home-away-from-home' and excellent vacation destination! It has gorgeous mountain and ocean views, tastefully designed interiors and beautifully landscaped with many mature fruit trees and flowering plants.

Pick mangos, guavas, bananas, almonds, oranges, coconuts, breadfruit, or chinola from the gardens, when in season. Enjoy being surrounded by the beauty of orchids, bromelides, hibiscus, and inhale the exotic perfume of plumeria blossoms.

The complex boasts a fresh water pool and unique open-air common area. Relax in quiet , serene tropical ambiance, while enjoying your favorite beverage or surfing the net poolside, or at the thatched roof bar.

Our brand new condos come furnished with fridge, stove, cookware and dishes, bathrooms with tubs and unlimited hot water. Central a/c, high-speed internet Wi-Fi, and cable TV provide you with all the comforts of home while on your tropical vacation.

Cleaning materials are also provided or you can have a maid come in for $18/day. All you need to bring is a suitcase, your personal effects, and you're ready to move in and enjoy!

A gorgeous sand beach that stretches for miles in both directions, awaits 100 meters from your front door - perfect for long romantic walks or hunting for driftwood treasures.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Les & Lynda Lehmann
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, computer translation for languages not English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2016
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About Les & Lynda Lehmann

We are Les + Lynda - a Canadian expat baby-boomer couple - sharing our beachside condo resort home + experiences of meeting tourists from around the world on vacation or a romantic destination wedding. See how we followed our dream of Caribbean living, and how you can too.

Les & Lynda Lehmann purchased this condo in 2007

Why Les & Lynda Lehmann chose Dominican Republic

We bought this property because of its' exceptional location! At the east edge of world-renown-Cabarete, this tranquil acreage is minutes from the hustle of downtown and only 100 meters from the deserted golden sand beach stretching for seemingly endless miles. Your eye is drawn to the mature landscaping gracing the gardens, the mountain view inland past the lagoon, and the ocean out front.

What makes this condo unique

Our unique location lets you enjoy peaceful tranquility, minutes from the busy downtown commerce and nightlife. The international airport at Puerto Plata (POP) is only 40 minutes west, and the DR's 'Pebble Beach' style golf course at Playa Grande is an hour east. A dozen beautiful beaches are within an hour's drive, as well as Ocean World Water Park, Marina and Casino where you can swim with the dolphins. Samana's whale watching is a few hours east along the coast. Numerous ancient caves dot our area where you can explore and swim in crystal clear underground pools, under stalactites overhead which ring like chimes when 'pinged'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect getaway

GeneW Bronx, NY, USA

Review Submitted: January 6, 2010 Date of Stay: December 2009



The property is very well maintained, and ideal for independent travelers. I came to Villa Vecinos with my wife and children, and the owners went an extra mile to accommodate our needs. Lynda and Les provided us with all necessary info about the environment, and gave a lot of insider's tips on traveling around.



The place is serene and very relaxing, rooms are clean and spacious beyond expectations. We enjoyed many walks on the beach and around Cabarete (it takes only 20 minutes to get there on foot, or 5 min in a cab). The beach is virtually across the road, with very decent bar and restaurant nearby.



Since there are only 4 units in the villa, you hardly feel presence of other guests and can quietly relax at the big pool, which is very clean and refreshing.



The kitchen is well equipped and fully functional; groceries may be easily purchased in Cabarete and fruits (amazingly tasty!) from street vendors.



We would be happy to come there again, and recommend Vecinos to all our friends.

Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Dec 2009
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Beachside Vacation Condos at World-Famous-Cabarete's Vecinos
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 33 reviews
Charlotte, North Carolina
5

really love it there will go again

  • 5 of 5

me and my family love it there was a great place the host was nice and was there when we needed him will recomend it to anyone to go there if they will let us will lobe to go again

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elizabeth and her family had so much FUN, it was a joy to see how much they enjoyed the pool and playing with the inflatable raft for hours - laughing and having a ball! We welcome them back again anytime and appreciate them telling all their friends about us too! It's great to have such respectful guests who enjoy their stay so much! Looking forward to having them back next time they're in our area - cheers!
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4

A Decent place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Worked well for us as we enjoyed the 40 minute walk into Caberette. Either road or beach. Taxi or motor at night is a better choice for most. Great restaurants and great one right across the road. Property is accross the road from the beach. Price is fair for what you get, nor a deal but fair. Of you are looking for 3.5 plus star keep looking. If you are looking for a comfortable safe place at a fair price you may have found what you are looking for. Refreshing pool and showers are also refreshing some mornings but all in all no complaints. Suggest you always have TP in your travel pack.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay at Vecinos and the restaurants in Cabarete....not quite sure what was meant by saying to keep looking for a 3.5 and then giving us an overall rating of 4 ..? If TP stands for toilet paper, I guess that's always good advice when traveling in the DR as not all restaurants and bars are always up to Canadian standards. Yes the pool is refreshing at this time of year and I always tell people the ocean is always much more comfortable to swim in temperature wise. We are quite fortunate to have a high end condo complex across the street with a comfortable restaurant, Martinis, right on the ocean...georgeos sunrises and full moon rises as well. We felt fortunate to get you a condo reserved for you after the several date changes and hope you enjoyed the upgrade to the two bedroom . And yes, we do agree, it's a very decent place to stay in Cabarete. Hope you come visit us again.
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Ottawa, Ontario
4

My awesome vacation at Vecino's

  • 4 of 5

I loved staying at Vecino's! I was there for 3 weeks over New Year's and into January, and it started to feel like home. I was made to feel welcome the minute I arrived, and Les addressed any small issues as soon as I identified them. Vecino's is not in the centre of Cabarete, but the walk (super healthy walk along the beach) and/or Motoconcho ride (50 pesos!) added to the adventurous feel of my trip. Saturday markets at Vecino's were so much fun, with artisans and vendors from the area as well as Les' amazing breakfast sandwiches and cinnamon rolls. And the dogs and cats were just so friendly. The pool is immaculate, the grounds are beautiful, and the atmosphere is welcoming. We got our fill of coconuts, avocados, bread fruit falling from the trees, amazing! Thank you Les, it was a memorable vacation for me and for my family and friends, one that I will never forget. I miss the sound of your guitar and singing in the evenings, and your friendly "good morning" every day! And the memory of you walking me to the top level of Voy Voy's on New Year's Eve so that I could get a better view - fantastic! It was a great New Year's Eve. In fact, I loved it so much, I might just come back next year! It certainly beat the boredom and protectionism of staying at an all-inclusive resort - Vecinos made me feel like part of the community! Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynne fit right in at Vecinos.....either catching a motoconcho into town, meeting other expats at the Saturday Market, or just hanging out by the pool. Was great meeting her son, and later her daughter and boyfriend, then other friends that stayed at the next door condo, and finally another travelling companion for the last week. New Years Eve was certainly a memorable evening as I was singing at the Kahuna Bar and Lynne and her family came to listen and then before midnight we ran next door ,in the rain, to the VoyVOy Bar which was packed full of young party goers from all over the world. Truly a party atmosphere and after awhile no one seemed to notice if it was raining or not. I think my greatest pleasure is meeting so many people from different countries and never having to travel because they all come to stay at Vecinos , either for a few days, a week or a month, or more. By the time Lynne left it really felt like saying goodbye to a friend and I hope she and her family do come back for another stay.... I'll be sure and save a Jumbo BLT just for you. A Friend, Lester
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5

Amazing Service Provided

  • 5 of 5

We decided to rent the whole condo for a group of Approx. 20 for a very fun weekend in Cabarete. Lynda was a love throughout the whole process, ensuring that each and every one of us had the proper sleeping accomodation and making sure everything went out smoothly. Always prompt to reply, always kind, and we had a BLAST!

Would definitively book again, the best way to enjoy Cabarete !

Haronny S.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a joy to see Haronny's group of 25 young people rent our entire resort and enjoy the privacy of having the whole property to themselves for their very own private party place! It's an ideal set-up for a group like theirs, and they really enjoyed their time with us :) They were able to use the pool anytime they wanted to - and have it always open when they wanted to swim. We have an inflatable boat that they spent hours on - floating around the pool, laughing and trying to see how many would fit onboard - so much FUN!!! They really enjoyed the condos too, playing their music, singing, cooking and partying all day - great FUN! Since my husband & I live on site, we're available to help with any requests our guests may have. This group asked for some large cooking pots - which we provided - so they could cook large quantities for their group. The fully stocked kitchens in the condos, complete with full sized fridges and stoves came in very handy when they were cooking and preparing food for everyone :) Our location is perfect to relax (or party) in all day, where it's peaceful and quiet, with easy access to all the happening downtown night life. At night they'd go into town where they danced the night away at the hopping discos. They returned in the early mornings and were able to sleep as long as they wanted in the tranquil condos nestled in our tropical gardens. This group really enjoyed a wonderful group BBQ - using our large charcoal burning bbq we offer to our guests - to bbq delicious chicken and pork chops for everyone - yum!!! Our tropical acreage with the 4 beautiful condos, large pool with a dozen sun loungers and large charcoal-burning BBQ are a perfect place for a group party or celebration. We can accommodate 25 people (who don't mind sharing bathrooms) as this group experienced in relative comfort. We were so happy to watch them having so much fun, and welcome them back again anytime! (and bring their friends too :)
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New Hamburg Ontario Canada
1

NOT WHAT IT IS MADE OUT TO BE!

  • 1 of 5

I have travelled extensively and my experience here was the worst experience I have ever had. The bedroom floor was flooded on the night of my arrival. This was ust the beginning of two bad weeks. The air conditioning did not work, missing tiles in the ceiling of the bathroom, door handles falling off, no hot water and water pressure so low that you could not use the shower in the second bedroom, the aluminum edge of the patio door came off exposing the sharp edge of the glass, the dishes in the cupboards were filthy dirty and had to be washed, dogs and cats defectating all over, someone building wooden tables at 7 am using power saws etc. mould all over, a swimmng pool that was not clean and the deck cluttered with old tables and chairs and pool equipment, linens for the beds and towels that should have been replaced years ago. The last thing was the cockroaches I found in the kitchen. I know that if you go to the Caribbean you must expect them, but that still does not mean you want to find them in your apartment.

This sounds like a nasty disgruntled client but I will say this, the onsite managers and I talked several times and they are frustrated as well. The owners do not want to spend the money to maintain this property and I suggest that you avoid it. There were several other guests there at the same time and they feel the same as I.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank Dave for his feedback and are sorry to hear he didn't enjoy his stay. It's unfortunate he didn't let us know about his concerns until several days after he'd left, so we could've addressed them at the time, and made his stay more enjoyable. Our property managers who live on site told us they had a hot water problem when Dave first arrived. They fixed it and asked Dave to confirm it was working properly. They told us Dave hadn't told them about any further problems with it, so were surprised to learn he'd complained of it after leaving. They'd also checked the air-conditioner and said it was working fine. As soon as Dave had told them about the wobbly door knob, they'd replaced it entirely with a new one. We'd just finished repainting + refilling our gorgeous pool, so it was sparkling clear and inviting for our guests, who've told us they really enjoy it! Our employees don't arrive for work until 8am, so we're not sure what he's referring to regarding building tables and power saw noises at 7am. Several days after he left Dave emailed us with a list of complaints, asking us to refund at least half of his money to compensate for all his inconvenience. We checked with our property managers who confirmed they'd addressed all the issues Dave had told them about, and had asked him to let them know if there was anything further they could do for him. Since he didn't bring up any further issues, they believed he was satisfied. We know our property managers do their best to make all our guests as happy as possible, and are confident they did the same for Dave. When we informed Dave our investigation of his complaints didn't support his request for a refund, he threatened “the power of the internet” in retaliation. We understand that our small Vecinos community (only 4 rental condos) doesn't suit everyone. People who enjoy large all-inclusive resorts with crowds of people around, where you need to reserve your poolside lounger early in the day, will not find the same experience with us. We wish Dave well, and all the best on his future vacations!
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Winston Salem, NC, USA
5

Relaxing and Beautiful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our 2 week family vacation was a great at Vecinos! Son (21) daughter (16) and I had a wonderful time catching a gua-gua (20 pesos each) into Cabarete to shop and eat dinner at one of the many restaurants on the beach. The ocean was full of wind and kite surfers at Cabarete beach! We never needed a car because transportation was always available. The first week we just relaxed, swam at the pool, and walked across the street to the beach and lived on "Dominican-time". The second week we took a day trip to Santa Domingo and a jeep safari to the mountains of Puerto Plata and the 27 falls. There is so much to do - if you want to - and Vecinos is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the beauty from the back porch. And Les is quite the singer - we enjoyed hearing him sing at some of the local places! My kids and I loved the cats, dogs, and birds on the compound and feel like we have found another home - just a more exotic one, and Lynda and Les could not have been more helpful or better hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Pueto Plata (POP)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Martini's
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Playa Grande
Nearest Motorway
20 Metres
#5 Calle Principal - Main Highway
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Martini's
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Vecinos Beach / Cabarete East Beach
Car: not necessary

Cabarete is world-renowned wind-water sports destination, with all the amenities a vacationer looks for - beach sports, souvenir or grocery shopping, bars, dining and night life.

Book a dune buggy excursion, beach horseback riding, jungle or river boat safari, mountain/waterfall rappelling or whale-watching tour from main street vendors. A walk through the Cabarete Caves feels like traveling back in time.

Windsurf lessons or kite-boarding classes and equipment are readily available from beach-side shops with instruction from the local pros.

World class golf is 50 minutes east at Playa Grande.

Ocean World Marina, Water Park + Casino is an hour west.

The historic San Felipe Fort at Puerto Plata was built by Christopher Columbus.

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Rates & Availability

Cabarete Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low season
May 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
1 night minimum stay
$84
$513
$1,518
 
 
Peak season
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
High season
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$106
$646
$2,119
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter peak rate
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
$874
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$95
$581
$1,937
 

Additional information about rental rates

We're exempt from paying ITBIS + VATax the hospitality industry here is subject to + pass these savings on you our guests, making our prices are even more attractive + offer Best Value per dollar spent!!!
We accept credit cards online via Paypal, or money sent by Western Union, e-Transfers from a Canadian bank, or BHD Bank deposits.
Stays longer than 7 nights include complimentary airport pickup from Puerto Plata(POP)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Cabarete Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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