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Escape to the Real Dominican Republic...Costambar

Bedrooms 1
Space 581 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Your home away from home awaits you in this diverse, beautiful and secure community. Costambar, a beach village shared by Dominicans and Expats from across the globe sets nestled among swaying palms lining a half moon reef-protected ocean pool. Close enough to hustle and bustle of Puerto Plata but just far enough removed to offer you a relaxing vacation with a true community feel.

Our one bedroom apartment, newly rejuvenated (freshly painted, new appliances and living room furniture) is part of Residence Atlantic One, a clean, quiet and secure residential complex located within walking distance to beach, store and restaurants with a well-maintained pool steps away. The complex is overseen by a property management company with daily maintenance for common areas and rental emergencies. Laundry and maid service is available upon request. Wi-Fi is also available with 24 hour autonomous power. Water Jugs are provided at a minimal cost. Linens and bath towels are provided. Beach towels are not provided...

We offer accommodations for two adults comfortably (new full size mattress) with futon option in living area. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils, cookware and dinnerware.

As we extend our hospitality we only ask that our home is respected and treated like it is also your new home away from home.

Please note that at the time of reservation, you will be asked for a physical mailing address, contact number and email address.

Thank you...

More Details

Gretchen Knepp
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

About Gretchen Knepp

My husband and I have been traveling to the Dominican Republic for almost 20 years. We started in Punta Cana before Punta Cana became Punta Cana. We took a chance on an charitable auction for a stay at Sam's in Puerto Plata some years ago and that led to visits to various spots on the North Coast, ultimately leading us to Costambar, our home away from home.

Gretchen Knepp purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Gretchen Knepp chose Costambar

Residence Atlantic One is a well maintained and secure small condo complex situated within walking distance to beach, store and restaurants. We had been renting for the past several years and last year noticed that the units were being purchased quickly, it became clear to us that it was now or never...

What makes this apartment unique

Relaxation, diverse beach community that offers relaxation and a "neighborly community" atmosphere. Busy during high season and quiet relaxation during low season so which ever atmosphere you are seeking, both are available to suit your vacation needs.


Costambar Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 581 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full bathroom with towels provided at time of check-in and available through maid service. Visitors should include personal beach towel in packing preparation for use at pool and beach. ALL TOILET TISSUE IS TO BE DISTRIBUTED INTO BATHROOM REFUSE CAN AND NOT FLUSHED. HOT WATER BOILER: SWITCH IS LOCATED IN HALLWAY, PLEASE ONLY TURN ON WHEN EXPECTING TO WASH DISHES OR TAKE SHOWER. IT IS TO BE IN OFF POSITION WHEN HOT WATER IS NOT REQUIRED. THANK YOU...
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Available Futon in Living Area
  • Freshly painted, new full size mattress and bed linens provided. Ample built in storage, hangers and cubical hanging rack. Iron and Ironing Pad also available. New window treatments and aircon window unit with ceiling fan. Alarm Clock Radio
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Escape to the Real Dominican Republic...Costambar
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Staying here was terrific

  • 5 of 5

Everything was here. WiFi, TV swimming pool AC, Quiet large fans, all the necessary amenities to cook your own food a safe for your valuables.

We hope to come back next year. That is how much we loved it.

It was a quiet community halfway to the beach and the Super Market.

No bugs and lots of hot water for your dishes and shower. Beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the enthusiastic words. We are fortunate to have guests like you. It was a pleasure to have you in our home and we would welcome you both on a return visit! We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and essence of what makes Costambar, Costambar! Happy travels!!!
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Nashville, Tennessee (USA)

Very clean and well maintained apartment complex close to beach.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed a week here for a vacation and really enjoyed our stay. Costambar is a very quiet little town with easy beach access, several resturaunts and a few little markets nearby. We really enjoyed Pedro's, their food was very delicious, they are located across from Jenny's supermarket. The staff here at Atlantic One and Rick's Café were very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.


  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome anytime!
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Gatineau, QC

Quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This last minute booking worked out quite well. I contacted the owner and had secured the apartment with 3 days to spare before my arrival. A last minute decision to go to the island at the end of May for a week is just what I needed.

Gretchen responded very quickly and made arrangements for the property manager to get me a key. Everything in the add is as described.

The bed was comfortable, the kitchen adequately supplied...not that I did much cooking but if I had to....I would be OK.

The fans worked great for cooling when required and the air conditioner at night was a blessing.

This is my 3rd stay in Costambar and my first stay at this location. Since it is low season the area was very quiet.

The security at the building was great. Totally fenced and a key required to get in the gate.

Enjoyed the music being played at Rick's Cafe's directly in front of the apartment. The level was just perfect for a quiet day of reading and basking in the sun.

I would recommend this location for anyone looking for a nice relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the endorsement and your observations about our condo and Atlantic One, we feel the same way. A little piece of tranquility in paradise.
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ile de france

agreable séjours

  • 4 of 5

nous avons passés un agréable séjours dans cette résidence calme, totalement sécurisée et proche de la mer...l'appartement est bien equipé et est exactement tel qu'il est décris sur le site.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your patronage and your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Atlantic One and Costambar.
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Gregorio Luperon International Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Los Mangos Golf & Spa
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

Refer to online monthly publication: Costambar Monthly

Also research activities available in the Puerto Plata area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation has been confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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