Beautiful new 73sq.mtr studio with off-street parking, 24 hour security, laundry room, right on the beach! Please note: Long-term rentals (28 days +) have gas, water, weekly maid service included, but additional charge for actual electricity used.
Brand new luxury 73 sq.mtr. beachfront studio apartment in the heart of Cabarete, the wind-, kite-, and paddle-surfing (SUP) capital of the beautiful Dominican Republic's North Coast. In Cabarete you will find European style patisseries and Dominican "parada tipica" serving traditional Dominican style foods, a host of international travelers, and a dedicated group of local surfers enjoying the brilliant blue waters of the Caribbean.The studio is next door to world-renowned Carib Wind Laser training center, where 28-2012 Olympians trained; and a great fresh juice bar. Minute's walk on the beach to bars, world-class restaurants, discotheques, board rental shops, Janet's grocery store, car rental centers, Iguana Mama Tours, and more. Fully outfitted with galley kitchen, including refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, toaster, and coffeemaker; breakfast bar; dining table; king-size bed; 32-inch flat screen TV; cable with international programming; in-room safe for your valuables and lock box outside of door to leave keys ; wi-fi; air-conditioning (and ceiling fan if you don't want a/c); private 3rd floor balcony overlooking beach with the best view of the sunset and Cabarete Bay! 24 hour security and electricity with back-up generators; private secure parking. 2 lounge chairs on the beach and beach towels included. Palachinka Restaurant on the first floor serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, specializing in crepes and great local, organically grown fruits and vegetables. Taxi service available, but establish the price before riding! Direct flights via JetBlue, American, United, and US Airways to Puerto Plata with free transportation to and from the airport (!) Welcome to Paradise!
There is a laundry room on the first floor, 2 free beach lounge chairs, and a private parking lot with security, if you rent a car. Outdoor shower on the beach to rinse off. Restaurant on the first floor. Building manager 5 1/2 days a week. There is always someone around who can help if you have questions. There is also a lovely private sun patio for your use. Enjoy! I can provide you with references for reliable water sports instructions and rentals; dance instruction if you want to learn bachata, merengue, or salsa; yoga instruction; taxis; restaurants; money changers and banking ; tours; shopping; souvenirs; tour guides; and activities. I will stock the fridge if you'd like, take you shopping, help you change money (DON'T DO IT AT THE AIRPORT! Too expensive.)and help you feel as comfortable as you should!!!
Interaction with guests
We are always available by cell phone to help you out, and I am often in Cabarete. Because I am not always on the island, my assistant, Barbara, is also on call 24/7. If I am in the DR, I may stop by and say hi! We are always available by cell phone unless in a telephone "dead spot". You can (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) or text us as well, and we will respond asap! If you need transportation to and from the airports, we can arrange a saf, reliable taxi from Santiago or Santo Domingo, and we can pick you up from Puerto Plata.
Other things to note
DON'T change money at the airport. There are several banks in Cabarete where you can change money, and a money exchange called Wally Cambio. Dollars are also accepted most places, but you may get nicked on the exchange. The water from the faucets is NOT drinkable. It is fine for bathing, but not for drinking, unless boiled for 5 minutes first. So, be safe and have bottled water only!!! Wash all fruits and vegetables with soap and water before eating. Trash should be brought down to the first floor bins, which are outside. The building employees can show you where! The condo should be left in good order with dishes done, trash removed, doors locked, and keys left in the lock box outside the door to the studio. We provide some snacks and bevvies plus some bottled water and some sundries for cooking. We can stock the fridge for you (you can reimburse us) or we can take you grocery shopping at Janet's supermarket. Between Barbara and me we speak English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.
First and foremost, relax and enjoy your Caribbean vacation. There are only a few things that we ask. Take care of the studio as if it was your own. Cleaning service comes once a week. If you wish to have additional service, it is $12.50 a day and may be arranged through Barbara. (No cooking services provided.) ALWAYS lock your doors and NEVER give anyone else the codes to the building, for your safety. Leave your valuables at home and do not carry more cash than you need when you go out. DO NOT DRINK THE TAP WATER---USE BOTTLED WATER ONLY! We will have some for you when you arrive. No smoking in the apartment, but you may smoke on the balcony. No pets. Please respect your neighbors and keep it fairly quiet after 11 PM. Always wear sunscreen. Most important, relax and have a good time!