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Oceanfront 2Bd/2Ba Penthouse Condo

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Consists Of 2 Spacious Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, On 2 Levels (Loft)

Our condo is a designer decorated 2 bedroom, 2 bath ocean front penthouse condo with loft and rooftop terrace. It is situated with a perfect ocean view right down the center of the Playa Turquesa community. The community has 16 buildings with a total of 188 condos of 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms with elevators in each building. It has a private beach area with chaise lounges, covered area for those who like shade, two large swimming pools, two smaller children's pools, 24 hour security, reverse osmosis water treatment system and a lovely lobby/reception area. It is located just 20 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport and has everything you need to enjoy your vacation in our little paradise of Bavaro.

This 4th floor 2 bedroom penthouse has a lovely ocean view from the large main floor balcony as well as from the dining area.The very spacious main floor balcony has a direct view of the ocean and the whole Playa Turquesa community. The balcony hosts a table and six chairs in case you wish to have breakfast or lunch with a tranquil view of the ocean. It also has two large round back wicker chairs with cushions and coffee table to lounge with your coffee or cocktail. It also has a covered pergola to protect you from the elements.

The main floor boasts a fully equipped kitchen with gas stove, above stove microwave/range hood, stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, blender, coffee maker and toaster. The living area has a flat screen TV with digital cable, blue ray player with DVD's and Blue Ray movies, several board games, priviate wifi, sofa, 2 chairs and coffee table. The dining area is set up with dining for 6 people and the solid wood spiral staircase leads to the loft that has a full size sofa bed and overlooks the dining and living rooms. Sliding patio doors from the loft lead to the huge rooftop terrace where you will find a lounge area with a 2 and 3 seater sofa with coffee table plus a couple of chaise lounges and coffee table for your sun bathing pleasure.

The master bedroom has a king size bed, a large flat screen TV with digital cable for your viewing pleasure, a master en suite bathroom, a laptop size safe in the large closet to keep your valuables and a six drawer dresser. The second bedroom has two full size beds, a flat screen TV with digital cable, a large closet and a six drawer dresser as well. Each bedroom has a programmable clock radio with hair dryers and curling irons provided in each bathroom.

In the hallway you will find a linen closet filled with Ralph Lauren bath towels, large Martha Stewart beach towels, a laundry area with combo washer/dryer, iron, ironing board, etc. This condo has central air conditioning with 3 programmable thermostats (one in the main living area and one in each bedroom) that will allow you to control your air conditioning usage as desired.

We also have two Pack N Plays (portable cribs) that are available for families with babies and small children.

More Details

Property Manager
Gretchen Vrotsos
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About Gretchen Vrotsos

My husband and I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I work as a kindergarten teacher. My husband drives for UPS. We love being able to escape our busy lives and relax at the beach, ocean and pools. We've supplied our condo with everything we could think of to make it so easy to visit!

Gretchen Vrotsos purchased this condo in 2013

Why Gretchen Vrotsos chose Dominican Republic

My husband and I have always loved traveling. Punta Cana is one of our favorite destinations. We love the people, the turquoise water and the endless beautiful beaches.

What makes this condo unique

Our favorite feature is our rooftop terrace. We love being able to relax under the stars with a drink in hand listening to local Dominican music.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront 2Bd/2Ba Penthouse Condo
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Santa Barbara, CA
5

Beautiful View & Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had reserve the driver to pick us up at the airport, which went very smoothly and the driver was great. We stopped at an ATM near the airport to get some Pesos because there really aren't any ATM's in Punta Cana. We know you can pay with US dollars but the exchange rate is not as good than using Pesos. After the ATM we went to the bigger grocery store, which was also near the airport. While we shopped the driver waited outside for us. It is worth the extra $5. The store pretty much had anything you would want A few things to keep in mind to buy, toilet paper, napkins, paper towels, tissues, garbage bags (or use the plastic shopping bags you get from the store). We have some coffee filters at the condo, but not sure how long they will last. When we got to the condo we were greeted by Brenda's son. He showed us how to work everything and all the extras that comes with the condo. It was only my husband and I so there was plenty of room with this two bedroom condo. The view from the patio was lovely. The condo had all the necessary kitchen & bedroom amenities. It was easy to walk to the beach, restaurants and shops. There is a smaller grocery store on the property, which was real convenient. It was a very comfortable place to able to relax. There is 5 gallon purified water cooler. It cost $2 to refill cooler. We did take a wonderful snorkeling trip with Hispaniola Aquatic Adventures one afternoon (highly recommend). Besides the trip being great, it was so easy to arrange everything with Gretchen and Brenda. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Place in Punta Cana

  • 5 of 5

We are so glad we chose this condo for our 15th anniversary vacation. The condo was fabulous and the grounds and staff were 5 star. We loved being able to experience the local markets, shops, and restaurants as it made us feel like we were experiencing a foreign country. Our 12 year old boy said this trip was better than our trip to Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos (except for the pool slides). We enjoyed the view from the balcony and stayed out there every night playing UNO and sipping on cocktails. We met people on a couple of Island excursions and they all complained about the food and buffet lines at the big resorts. I am so glad we booked this condo instead of going to the all inclusives. The local restaurants were fabulous with unbelievable food and service. We exchanged all our money for Pesos and it made paying for everything so much easier than using US dollars. I highly recommend you book this condo instead of one of the resorts. Wood Family 2016

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Centrally located, private, secure condo stay

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a two week stay in Punta Cana. I selected this property because it is gated, secure and private living within walking distance of grocery stores, restaurants, shopping and nightlife. The complex has 2 salt water pools where we spent the greatest amount of time. The outside living areas included a patio that overlooked the two pools and had a full-on view of the ocean. We spent time there eating, playing board games, reading and enjoying the wonderful breeze. The upper terrace was perfect for morning stretching, afternoon private sunbathing and evenings under the stars. The well appointed 2 bedroom condo was spacious, and had everything we needed in the kitchen to make our stay pleasant. We cooked a lot and the kitchen was well furnished. Plenty of towels were available for our use. We also used the services of Hermes Torres as our driver and took a sailing/snorkeling excursion with his company that was the highlight of our trip. The unit is air conditioned and has fans in every room for comfort from the heat when needed. There is an elevator to the 4th floor for easy access. The only complaint is that the bedroom side of the condo faces the nightlife and loud music can be heard until around 4:00 a.m. most evenings. I wore ear plugs to bed so I could sleep.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Punta Cana. The condo is located near many restaurants and souvenir shops. You can see the beach from the balcony with a great view. The condo had so many things to make our packing easier. We played games such as Yahtzee on the balcony every night with our kids. The beach towels, sand toys, movies and books allowed us to travel lighter.

Working with Gretchen was so easy. She always responds quickly and is extremely helpful. Brenda, Marcus and Hermes were also all so friendly and helpful. Once arriving they made sure we had everything we needed and helped us with anything!

We stayed in July so the beach and pools weren't busy at all, it was great! The binder is the condo with information on the surrounding area was a huge help. We referred to it many times throughout the week.

The condo itself was perfect. It's decorated beautifully, comfortable and as mentioned above, has many extras to use while staying. The rooftop terrace is peaceful at night to sit and listen to the local music. The balcony is perfect for lunches or reading during the day.

We loved everything about our stay. We would recommend Punta Cana and this condo to anyone interested in traveling to the Caribbean. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prairie du Chien, WI
5

Awesome vacation

  • 5 of 5

Came with my two sons. Dominican Republic great place to visit because of varied activities. First condo. Very comfortable enjoyed it a lot. Bath towels luxurious. Did not use roof terrace much except to dry clothes, faces parking lot and very hot in June. Note dryer vents into condo so it really heats up the place. Do not use since you have to pay to cool it. In June it was very hot and I thought we used air too much but only cost us 71 dollars so it was worth it. Air conditioner wiring futzed and no air for one night. Fixed next day really fast and gave me a rebate for inconvenience. Local manager even came and sat in our condo while it was fixed as we were away just to make sure everything was safe. He even drove us to a movie on his own and also took us to get a phone. Hermes at Wisdom travel is awesome too! So helpful. The best people. If they cannot make you happy, no one can. Water off at complex for a few hours as we were leaving on a trip. they came in and flushed our stinky toilets for us when water back on. Superb service.

Sea Pro divers right next door.

Cons: No garbage bags, spices, or auto dish washer cleaner. I just used the sink. Beach is cleaned regularly but seaweed does wash up. Did not bother me, mainly just at edge of water. Rest of beach quite nice.

Local diving not great but okay. However Saona excursion for diving awesome. Great diving there. Catalina better than local but not as good as Saona. Other excursions dune buggy, great time doing El Farallon zip line and Hoya Azul cenote. Recommend that highly. Rented power boats at sea pro for a power boat trip and snorkel. that was a blast too. Fishing unfortunately was a bust. Overall one of the best trips I have ever had and the people there are simply superb. I would go back in a minute. Grounds are gorgeous, nice shade at beach. No need for car, everyone picked us up. Cannot say enough how great Hermes and the local managers were. Hermes picked us up, took us to grocery store and helped us shop, organized two excursions. not only did I tip him (well deserved) but my sons tipped him too. I am a seasoned diver and been to many Caribbean locations. Many of them I enjoyed but would not return to. I would return here in a heartbeat. This truly was a great island to visit and an awesome condo to live in. Still a third world type country in many ways but I felt very safe. Dominican people and all the tour and group operators truly excellent.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim, Thanks so much for the feedback. We are looking into the dryer vent issue. Again we apologize about the issues with the AC and water. We are so glad Brenda and Markus were able to get things fixed quickly. They are absolutely wonderful and prompt with any issues! We are so glad you and your sons had a great time! Sounds like you were busy everyday with wonderful excursions! If you plan to return to the Dominican, we would love to have you back! Gretchen & Pete
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Canonsburg PA
5

Love Punta Cana

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 10 days (5/21 - 5/31/2015). It was low season there - that was a plus for us. We had 6 people stay. Everything we needed was already at the condo. It was like being home away from home! The owners have prepared a binder with everything you need to know in the area from shopping, beer, food, entertainment, transportation etc. The area was very safe. We had a lot of fun walking to the restaurants (one was better than the next). Had the best time at Garry's Sports Bar (right across the street)! We are already planning our return visit for 2016. Doubt we will ever return to Myrtle Beach or the US Beaches again!! Thank you for making our vacation extra nice!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad everyone had a great time! We love Garry's Good Times Sports Bar as well! We are looking forward to hosting you again this winter! Gretchen & Pete
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Punta Cana International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Liquid Lounge & Danny's Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cocotal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
Citrus Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Bavaro Beach - directly in front of condo
Car: not necessary

Playa Turquesa has 24 hour gated security at the street and beach, a beautiful lobby, elevators in each building, 2 large swimming pools (1 with a swim up bar and a bathroom at each pool), 2 kiddie pools and it's own private beach on the famous Bavaro Beach.

Our condo is located in the heart of the El Cortecito section of Punta Cana. It is considered one of the safest and friendliest tourist destinations in the world! Plaza Turquesa attached to the condo offers 5 restaurants, a convenience store and a duty free shop. Our two favorite restaurants are Citrus (they have sushi specials on Monday and wine specials on Friday) and Don Pio's (they have mojito and sangria specials every evening from 6-9 pm plus karaoke).

Plaza El Dorado (across the street) offers a bakery, grocery, pharmacy, a vet/pet store, laundry mat, spa (massages, hair, nails, etc.), sports bar with billiards and several restaurants (Happy Hour, Nam Nam, Le Petit Jardin, and Muchos Gracias Por Favor). Also be sure to visit Huracan Café.... fresh seafood in a beautiful beach front setting.

A five minute walk will take you to the Los Corales section with several more restaurants (D'Angelo's, Balicana, and Tronco Beach) along with a gym, yoga studio, and spa.

There are many other restaurants within an easy 5 to 15 minute walk. A must try is Pastrata...Food is made fresh to order. They specialize in Mexican and Italian. By far the BEST restaurant in the area!!

NO CAR NEEDED! Day & night entertainment for all tastes and ages nearby.

There are two large shopping malls that are a 5 to 10 minute drive away. The Palma Real Shopping Mall- home to HARD ROCK CAFE, TONY ROMA, OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE and several other international high end stores. The Palma Real also offers a free shuttle service. Inquiries about the free shuttle can be made at the condo's front desk.

The San Juan Shopping Mall-home to very large (and cheaper grocery store) Pola, Starbucks, movie theater (english w/spanish subtitiles), Chef Peppers, Pizza Hut, Haagan Daz, IKEA and other factory outlet stores.

There are many world class golf courses in the Punta Cana area. The closet to our condo is the Cocotal Golf and Country Club--a championship golf course. All of the golf courses offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the condo.

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Rates & Availability

Bávaro Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$220
$1,500
$3,200
 
 
Low Season
Apr 23 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
$925
$2,700
 
 
Holiday Pricing
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,500
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Taxes are included in the rental amount!

Electricity and an exit cleaning fee are extra. The cost of your exit cleaning fee ($80) and electricity usage will be deducted from your Damage Deposit. The remaining amount of your deposit will be refunded to you assuming there are no damages. Typical electricity usage is between $5-$20 per day.

We request a deposit of $500 for rentals of two weeks or less.
We request a deposit of $1,000 for rentals longer than two weeks.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Bávaro Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Loft Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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