This was my perfect vacation! The location of the property is only a 20 minute drive from Puerto Plata airport where the pre arranged pickup from Thomas was waiting for us with our name on a sign. We were also able to stop in Sosua for groceries and drinks at the Super Pola grocery store on our way to the condo. This was a great service. Upon arrival at the condo we soon discovered it had everything we would need such as beach towels, extra bedding and all appliances right down to the blender for those amazing frozen rum drinks. The view from the balcony was beautiful as it looks out at the pool and stunning grounds. This was by far my favorite spot to sit and enjoy my morning coffee and have a couple of glasses of wine while enjoying the evening breeze. This property is as peaceful as it is beautiful. I felt very safe in the community. It is gated as well as the complex has its own security guards. I walked around regularly to view all the Caribbean architecture. I spent many days relaxing by the very clean, well maintained and quiet pool. Many afternoons were also spent having fun in the waves of the private beach. The few people we encountered at pool and beach always had a friendly hello and language was not an issue as most spoke English. We took morning walks down the beach to Encuentro beach to watch the early morning surfers. It was one of these mornings we found Chez Arsenios restaurant that I soon discovered has an amazing hamburger on their menu. One of the previous renters had started a notebook full of tidbits of information. They recommended we use Jose Gomez Taxi service and had supplied his number and email to contact. So glad we did. He took us into Caberete in the morning and all we had to do was text/email him when we wanted picked up. We shopped and hung out on the beach during the day then had an amazing dinner at the Italian Restaurant right on the beach. Some key advantages we found to renting this apartment are the washer/dryer inside the unit, wifi internet with no power interruptions and cable television with lots of English channels. We also had plenty of hot water and water pressure for our morning showers. This condo checked all our boxes for the perfect vacation and I'm sure we will be retuning soon.