|This unique 2 level Villa is located within a new and prestigious gated community. It offers a spectacular 180 degree view of the Ocean and Mount Isabella. The ground floor has 2 bedroom (one presently used as an office) both with fitted wardrobes and A/C, separate shower room and toilet. Open plan fully equipped kitchen with high quality continental appliances. Open plan living and dining area leading on to a large terrace and pool area… The upper level features a very large master bedroom with A/C, separate dressing area, bathroom/shower and separate toilet, terrace overlooking the swimming pool, garden and view of the ocean… Only minutes away from Puerto Plata International Airport and nearby Playa Dorada facilities and Golf course.|
Bargain Priced Cabarete Beachfront 2br—Terrific Beach. A great deal on a ground floor two bedroom beachfront unit next to a Kite boarding school and on one of the best beaches in the area. 24/7 key management, on premise restaurant, pool, this one has it all and What A Price!!
Huge Cabarete 3rd Floor Beachfront Condo—Can be Made 2 br. for 5K!!!. Look at this one because it’s a deal. Very large one bedroom 2 bath beachfront but with the option to add a 2nd br for only 5K. Terrific beach, Rental Pool available, Onsite restaurant, 24/7 key management and management, excellent location, this property is a perfect winter getaway for the snow weary or the kite boarding enthusiast. Now this one has some flexibility and VALUE!
A wonderful Ocean Front opportunity. This is the last Oceanfront Condo with an adjoining lot in Cofresi. The condominium sits in front of Cofresi Beach and 500 ft from the entrance to Ocean World Theme park, Casino and Marina. The Condo has 4, 2 bedroom 1 bath units which are 165 M2. It also has 2, 1 bedroom 1 bath units which are 65 M2. All units have a balcony area which looks out to beautiful Cofresi Bay. Where you can sit and enjoy the Ocean Breezes and the wonderful colors of the water. The property also comes with an adjoing vacant lot 502 M2 Which would be great to build additional Condos or your Dream Oceanfront Home. Deslinda is in progress. The property is located appx.9 Km from Puerto Plata with shopping, restaurants and nightlife all close by.
Large and spacious Villa with fantastic view of the mountains and Ocean. A few minutes drive to the beach, restaurants and International Airport. Fully furnished and equipped, ready to move in. Double garage, maid’s quarter, laundry room, alarm system, central air (2 units of 4 tons each – separate use), one split unit in downstairs bedroom, sprinkler system, 24 hour security and electricity (no backup power needed), well water. Large 56″ flat screen and two 36″ flat screen stays with the house… This house is a must see !!!
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Luxurious Caribbean Villa Nothing to add to this property. There is simply everything in its place. Nothingmissing. Let me show you around in this mansion and point out how the ownerof this magnificent property spells: Luxurious Caribbean Villa !!!Owners of most prestigious homes in the area copy what they would find here.You will just love it!Ask us for more details and call 809-571-9990 -Ocean Front with Ocean View from all RoomsExtra Poolside Buiding with outside Bar and Dining -Expansive Swimming PoolAll bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms -Finest Buidling Materials and Finishing -Coral and Natural Stome Wall Accents -Separate Buildng with (over sized) Garage for 2 Cars and Deposit with Plenty of Extra Space -Sweeping Stair Case in Lounge Leading to the Upstairs Bedrooms -Fantastic Kitchen with Expansive Dining Area -Advanced Alarm System… and all of this in a Gated Residential Secure Community close to Puerto Plata and Sousa -Golf and other amenities close by.
There is no denying that one of the major draws of a vacation in the Dominican Republic is the beaches. The thought of spending your days relaxing with your feet in the sand with the sun warming your body interspersed with trips down to the shoreline to frolic in the surf, swim, and snorkel is certainly a tempting image. A trip to the North Coast, which features miles upon miles of gorgeous and diverse beaches, allows vacationers to fulfill this fantasy without having to compromise on their chosen accommodations during their trip.
The small beach village of Cabarete is a unique environment, not only because it is quaint and quiet while remaining hip and desirable amongst a younger crowd of travelers, but also because of the lay of the land. The village is shaped in a semi-circle that surrounds the beaches which are laden with sun-kissed, golden sand. Just behind the village is a shockingly blue lagoon. The steady winds make the surf perfect for a number of watersports, but most especially windsurfing.
Though considered by many local islanders to be home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic, Cabrera is often overlooked in favor of some resort towns located nearby. This bodes well for vacationers who are interested in enjoying their beach days without having to fight the crowds. The beaches in Cabrera range from calm and shallow for quite a distance into the water, with soft sand on flat grounds, to small, shady coves sandwiched between striking cliffs. Most of the beaches are safe for swimming, and snorkeling and diving can be done at Cabrera area beaches as well.
Puerto Plata is the largest town along the north coast, which lends itself to being one of the largest tourist draws – and this extends to the areas beachfront. The beaches in Puerto Plata are clean and feature white sands dotted with coconut palms and clear waters. An off-shore reef formation makes this area a great choice for snorkeling, but other watersports are popular as well. Despite their popularity, the beaches are relatively uncrowded compared to other top beaches in the Caribbean, especially if you head to Guarapito, which is one of the most quiet and peaceful beaches in the country.
The Bavaro Punta Cana region curves around the north coast and into the eastern region of the Dominican Republic and remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The beaches are white sand and lined with coconut palms, and feature relatively calm waters. Though these beaches are often crowded by vacationers, the real draw to the area is all the attractions and sites that the resort town has to offer, from bars and nightclubs to shopping centers which are all located along the beaches.
Samana/Las Terrenas/Las Galeras
The Samana region of the Dominican Republic, which is home to the small towns of Las Terrenas and Las Galeras is a great location for vacationers looking to escape the crowds. Despite the snowy white sands, crystal clear waters, and gorgeous mountainous vistas, few tourists know about the area. For this reason, visitors who do visit these beaches should be aware that the undertow can be dangerous, and lifeguards are rarely on duty. The best way to experience the waters in this area is by participating in a whale watching tour. Between the months of December and March, whales can often be spotted mating and calving. Scuba diving is another popular past time in this region, for divers who are experienced in the sport.
Sosua is a charming fishing village that has begun to see quite a bit of development in recent years. The beaches in this area are quite diverse. Though all are beautiful, with their ubiquitous white sand beaches and clear waters, each is known for different pastimes. Playa Sousa is popular amongst tourist for its calm swimming waters and beachside vendors, Playa Chiquita is quiet and perfect for a day at the beach when you don’t want to fight the crowds, and Playa Encuentro’s more aggressive surf makes it ideal for surfing, kite boarding, and windsurfing.
Tourism and the Condo/Villa Residency Market on the North Coast Just Got a Huge Boost:
Talk about big news for Cabarete, Sosua, and Puerto Plata, Carnival Cruise Lines in mid-August inked a deal that will significantly enhance the visibility of the “Part Time Residency” tsunami that in recent years has attracted such an interesting mix of expats from Canada, The United States, and Europe. Long known as a favorite destination to enjoy the year round wind sports such as kite boarding and wind surfing, the north coast (Cabarete and Sosua) has for years steadily identified itself as a premier real estate value for retirees and vacation home buyers who want to spend a few months in the tropics out of the cold weather in their home countries.
Tourism minister Francisco Javier Garcia announced that the new cruise ship port would be open before the end of 2014, less than a three year window. Carnival Cruise lines plans a $65 million dollar (US) two-berth port facility in the Bay of Maimon just minutes west of Puerto Plata and only five minutes from the Ocean World tourist attraction that has become one of the best Dolphinarium facilities in the world. This area also has a modern boat marina as well as Las Vegas style hotel/show/restaurant.
Gloria Israel, Carnival’s VP of Port Development said Dufry (duty free shops) would be a joint developer partner. Though financed entirely by the Carnival/Dufry group, port executives anticipate non-Carnival controlled ships utilizing the facility as well further increasing familiarity with this important Dominican residency/tourism market increasingly being sought out my North Americans looking to escape the grind.
Dredging of a cruise ship channel into the bay will precede construction and land purchases have recently been completed for the deal to proceed as planned.
Carnival Cruise Line is the world’s largest cruise ship operator with ten cruise lines that own over 100 ships that visit over 169 ports world wide, an ever expanding universe of connections. The lines include Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn. Carnival and sister ship line Costa each dock at the La Romana port. Construction begins in 2012 and the first cruise ship arrival is scheduled for summer 2014.
Carnival will build and operate the cruise terminal and is expected to have complete control over the ship scheduling, passengers and arrival area. Parking and facilities for the taxis and tour buses will be provided under the terms and procedures set forth by Carnival to maintain an efficient cruise ship port operation. This development is expected to be a significant financial boost for the Puerto Plata region with the construction itself generating numerous jobs that later will be supplanted by new jobs generated to service the ships and visiting passengers.
The port will be prepared to receive two ships with around 2,000 passengers and 500 crew members each at the same time.
Re/Max Coral Bay currently sees a window of opportunity for securing high value low cost properties before natural market forces drive prices higher. Now is the time to look at properties to suit a variety of retirement, second home, and rental investment need and this opportune timing is made even more appealing by the recent expansion of the best gated new villa complex on the north coast, only 15 minutes east of the Puerto Plata airport and located between the two charming towns of Cabarete and Sosua.
For a “Catalogue of Homes” or a copy of “The DR Welcome Guide” contact Arthur or Sally. We will be happy to schedule an appointment for you to find your piece of paradise while it is still so amazingly affordable. Contact us today.
Friday, the Dominican Republic’s tourism minister Francisco Javier Garcia announced that construction of a modern cruise terminal just west of Puerto Plata in Maimón Bay will begin soon.Carnival Corporation, known the world around for their cruise lines, has invested $65 million to have the terminal and the town around it turned into a “cruise destination”, to include retail shops, restaurants, and a recreation complex for cruise passengers.When finished, the terminal will be large enough to berth two large cruise ships, and is expected to bring in around $30 million in its first year in operation.The terminal with take up about 50,000 square meters at Maimón Bay, with construction starting October 1 and lasting two years. It will create 800 direct jobs, and as the town becomes more popular, more jobs will likely be created.
Set back from the highway #5 Puerto Plata-Cabarete into a slight slope with views to the ocean and the mountains of Puerto Plata, this oceanview villa provides a very tranquil living not far from either sunny beach town Sosua to the east and Puerto Plata to the west. Puerto Plata airport is just minutes away.
The location of this Caribbean Villa is unbeatable, less than 20 minutes by car from the International Airport of Puerto Plata on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.
The closest beach is Encuentro Beach, perhaps the best SURFING beach in all the caribbean. Between the Villa and the beach, less than five minutes on foot, there is nothing except ocean views and open fields full of palm trees and free-roaming horses. Visit Cabarete real estate
for more property options along the north coast of the Dominican Republic.
One of the most frequently asked questions we get is why would someone buy property in the Cabarete/Sosua area instead of on the other side of the island, the place most North Americans know as the “All-Inclusive Capital of the DR,” Punta Cana (PC). The question itself reflects the marketing bias that has always presented the eastern end of the island as a fabulous beach and golf destination, but recently positive attention is being diverted to The Dominican Republic’s (DR) north coast as more and more Baby Boomers and vacation property buyers search for the very best beachfront bargains.
The real difference in considering the area east of Puerto Plata vs. Punta Cana real estate comes down to what kind of experience a person wants. Punta Cana is on the Caribbean, tranquil waters with sandy beach dominated by large All-Inclusive hotels. For a few days of sun and golf it is a fabulous destination, but for escape from winter cold and for more long term residency offerings, the Atlantic facing north coast is a far better choice. Below are just a few reasons the two areas might as well be on different islands they are so different:
- The Atlantic brings year round wind off the ocean producing world class wind sport opportunities such as kite boarding and wind surfing. The wind also keeps the climate cooler and more bug free thus creating pleasant living conditions for the growing expatriate population roughly divided into third proportions among Canadian, American and European citizens. Punta Cana on the other hand is calm and sunny with less vegetation and without the exotic mountain vistas where the mountains ripple down to the sea on the north coast.
- A more interesting climate and scenery on the north coast also combines with more cultural experience as there are real towns here to enjoy. Cabarete is largely a tourist town having grown up by the incredible growth of Kite Boarding in the area whereas Sosua is both a working Dominican town and a tourist destination. Residents and tourists freely move about on bus and taxi systems or rented cars and find countless restraunts, beaches, shops and tours whereas in PC the hotel experience governs most contact with the island and its residents; in fact, there really isn’t even much of a town of PC but rather a region populated with hotels.
- Another important difference is hurricane vulnerability and again the two areas differ greatly. Most storms hitting the DR come up from the south or east making the southern and eastern ends of the island such as PC more vulnerable to the more destructive storm surge. The north coast has three things in its favor regarding hurricanes: 1) three mountain ranges in the center of the island (the highest peak being 10,400 feet from sea level) tend to disrupt storms passing over the island leaving heavy rain to the north coast but not storm surge, 2) Puerto Rico to the east and Jamaica as well as Haiti to the west work in conjunction with the mountain ranges to break apart storms that might pass over the north coast, and 3) deep ocean water to the north of the DR do not favor the development or sustenance of hurricanes and serve as an additional assets in our protection. You can see old growth palm trees all up and down the north coast illustrating natural factors very much working to our protection here.
- Many other reasons abound ranging from heavy governmental investment in North Coast infrastructure (roads, sewage treatment, beaches, full time electrical grid, expanded International Airport in Puerto Plata with many direct flights to the US, Canada and Europe, security, etc.) but perhaps the most compelling reason to consider the north coast for second home or retirement property is value—prices and selection on the north coast simply cannot be beat and offer the most affordable beachfront and ocean facing mountain properties in the Caribbean. Take a look below as just a few choices:
BL6020AB - Great buy on a Cabarete beachfront lot with miles of sand to walk:
AP6126AB - Brand new Cabarete apartment listing and a great price on quality; natural stones, wood, and really cool design—first one of this model closest to the beach:
AP6094AB - Stunning Cabarete beach front penthouse finished with marble, granite, mahogany one bedroom condo:
AP6098AB - Lovely 2 bedroom fully outfitted Sosua condo in 185 acre complex with full service gym, restaurant, water park for the kids, and gorgeous ocean vistas.
AP6026AB - Terrific 3 bedroom beachfront Cabarete condo for less than $US300,000
HG6063AB - Absolutely immaculate Cabarete house with pool and it comes with a Nissan Murano that only has 45 thousand miles and is pristine:
HG6041AB - Incredible tropical Cabarete villa for rental return or luxury living at a great price:
There are great bargains available right now in Dominican real estate in both Cabarete and Sosua; Sally and I can help you find your own little slice of paradise, it’s more affordable than you think.
Contact Arthur and Sally Byrd.
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