Gorgeous ocean view
Submitted: March 13, 2012
Stayed: February 2012
We rented, from the owner, this wonderful three bedrooms condo with ocean view from February 4 to March 3, 2012 and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We took most of our meals on the balcony while looking at the sea. The unit had everything promised. We did not see a single insect indoors, it was very cozy, bright, clean and the beds were very comfortable. It quickly became our home for the month.
All amenities; groceries, fresh fruits and vegetables, an awesome French bakery and several restaurants are within walking distance. The store across the street delivered bottle water at a lower price than elsewhere. The neighborhood is safe and people are friendly. For a bigger grocery, I would definitely suggest a trip to the Pola store, 10-15 minutes by bus but worth the ride. For those that are afraid not to find good food in Punta Cana, fear no more. This store has absolutely everything one needs and more. The meat; beef, pork roast and chicken are fresh and wonderful. In addition, there are several banks at this shopping center where you can safely withdraw money from your bank account from home or exchange Canadian or Us money at the best rates. We usually had 38.9 pesos for one US dollar or 33 pesos for one Canadian dollar, no added fees.
Stanza Mare is quieter than resorts or hotels. There is no activities or big party, this is not an all-inclusive and therefore, might not be for everyone but this was exactly what we wanted; it was so relaxing, we were not disappointed. The grounds, buildings and pool are well kept, clean and well secured.
The beach is in front of the condo and not crowded. Carlos; the security guard was always there with a big smile to help us with our loungers when there were some available and kept an eye on everyone’s belongings while we were taking a walk on the beach – Thank you so much Carlos.
Our only suggestion would be for the Stanza Mare’s administration to add more chairs at the pool and on the beach. Although Carlos tries his best to please everyone, there are simply not enough chairs for the number of residents.
Overall, we had a wonderful time. Thank you José for renting us this wonderful place, we will be back next year.
St-Paul d`Abbotsford, Qc, Canada
Helpful votes: 4/4
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