About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Air conditioning is now available for the master bedroom for an extra fee.
My apartment and the property suffered no damage from either hurricane Irma or Maria and I recently had granite counter tops installed. I am ready to go for the winter of 2017/2018.
Located 3 Miles west of the City of Puerto Plata in quiet Costambar. Nicely furnished 2 bedroom, one bath unit on the second 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.
Wifi, Cable TV, daily maid. Maid will do your laundry for a reasonable fee. Towels and linens supplied. Maid cleans floors, and empties the trash, you are responsible for everything else. The towels are changed every 3rd day and sheets once a week. No Phone , no air-conditioning. We have a generator that runs on a schedule for maintenance and a battery backup for fans,lights and fridge as emergency backup. Deposit and signed rental agreement necessary for reservation. I answer e-mails promptly on weekdays.
Keywords: affordable caribbean
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Thomas Cambra
I bought my apartment in 1989 when I lived in Rhode Island. I always enjoyed being away from the telephone and the pressures of life at home. Winter vacations are not as important since I moved to Clearwater, Florida but I still like getting away from the USA and enjoying the Puerto Plata attitude to everything, 'No Problem'. I am a retired mailman.
Thomas Cambra purchased this Condo in 1989
Why Thomas Cambra chose Costambar
I bought it in 1989 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.
What makes this Condo unique
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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Felt like home away from home
We arrived to a clean organized apartment. Lodi (the caretaker/manager) explained a few simple regulations and it was as easy as that. All the appliances worked as they should. Clean bed sheets and towels were delivered on a regular basis as well as the floors being cleaned at least 3 times a week. The pool was always clean and the property was managed professionally. Lodi was very helpful with internet questions, restaurants and any other inquiries we might have had. All the neighbors are friendly. We had a wonderful view of the mountain from our balcony and we were only a 5 min walk from de playa costambar. This is the second apartment we’ve rented in costambar for the duration of a month or more. We would return in a heart beat. Thomas was very accommodating. My wife and two daughters were very comfortable here at the Seabreeze. We quickly made this apartment our home for 45 days. Cabinets were well stocked with cutlery, dishes, glasses, pots, pans and Tupperware. I would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone looking to stay in Costambar. Thank you for making our stay one to remember
Justin I wish all my renters were as nice as you and your family. You can come back anytime.
Very comfortable apartment. Very close to the golf course, short walk to the beach. I was a little surprised that there was no electrical plug in the bathroom. Area was very clean and well maintained. When I found a problem it was rectified immediately. The couch does need to be replaced as you sink into it. People who maintain the apartment are very nice and helpful.
This has nothing to do with the owner or place but the road leading to the beach was a disaster area when it rained. The community was working on the road as I was leaving so hopefully that has been fixed as the area did get unusual heavy rain this past season.
Great location. Well kept condo and grounds
We stayed at Tom's condo for the months of Jan. and Feb. The condo had everything we needed to make our stay great. The beds were comfortable and the bedding was changed every Friday. The housekeeper Marian kept the condo clean and the groundskeeper kept the pools sparkling. Lodi, who managed the condos, was fantastic. If any little thing went wrong she had it rectified immediately. She answered all our questions concerning our stay and even suggested sites to visit. She is definitely irreplaceable. I would recommend this condo to anyone. My only suggestion is that Tom, the owner, should consider replacing some of the pots and dishes although they were certainly usable for the time that we were there. I hopeing to rent this condo again in the future.
Beau condo très bien situé près de la mer
Nous sommes demeuré 4 semaines. Dans le condo il y a toutes les facilitées. Balcon intime alors nous avons pris tout nos repas sur le balcon. Le condo est à une minute de marche de la plage. La plage est bien. Nous avons passé des moments très agréable à la piscine en compagnie des autres locataires sur le site. Plusieurs bon restaurants à Costambar donc pas besoin d'automobile......
Thank you for your review. I don't speak French but was able to understand your comments. Please come back.
Wonderful home away from home!
We stayed here in 2012 for a month. This year (2014) we returned for another month. It was a comfortable, clean apartment in 2012 and this year it was even better with the improvements that Tom, the owner, has done. We enjoy our time on the beach...only minutes away...and our time in the pool.
The numerous restaurants and bars in Costambar are excellent serving Dominican, Canadian, Italian and German fare at reasonable prices. We ate most breakfasts and some dinners at the apartment but eating out is so reasonable we took advantage of being spoiled. The kitchen is very well stocked with cooking equipment and the local corner store is very accommodating if you choose to eat all of your meals in.
The apartment and property is very clean and well maintained by Myrium and management.
The owner explains his place and surrounding area perfectly, that is all you need to read!
Thanks for the comments. Hope you come back. Repeat renters get a discount.