Comforts of home in exciting tropical paradise.
Submitted: November 10, 2010
Stayed: August 2010
My family and I had the opportunity to stay in this apartment in Santa Maria del Mar this past August. We recently purchased a condo in El Cortecito which is under construction, so this visit served both as a family vacation and a chance to see the progress on our own place nearby.
The location of this unit is arguably the best in the complex. Santa Maria del Mar boasts lush gardens surrounding the central swimming pool; and this third floor unit overlooks the length of the complex, facing right down the center. It is the perfect backdrop to enjoy your morning cup of world class Dominican coffee. In addition to those wonderful tropical postcard views from the living room and balcony, there is also a private rooftop terrace, tiled, nicely furnished, and topped with a terra cotta shingled gazebo. Sitting on this terrace in the evening sharing a few Presidentes, (the local Dominican beer), with the breeze blowing off the ocean a short distance away, was a special treat.
Inside the condo things only get better. Overall, the apartment is spacious and airy, aided by the ceiling fans and screened windows and patio door. There was plenty of room for my wife and myself along with our two adult children. The furniture is plush and comfy, much more like you would find in a luxury hotel, or even your own home, than the usual furnishings in rentals. The attractive decorations and artwork add to the homey feel. The air conditioning units work well and efficiently cool the apartment in the heat of the day. The kitchen is well equipped, but we ate most of our meals out at the numerous local restaurants and cafes. There is a washer and dryer located in an outdoor utility area off of the kitchen.
The condo is represented by Todd Williams of Reliable Management. Todd and his wife Maria, (who is a real estate sales agent), are wonderful to deal with. They are committed to insuring your stay in Punta Cana is enjoyable, and that everything in the apartment is as it should be. You can count on them for honest and candid information about everything Dominican, from the best beaches to the fun night spots.
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Helpful votes: 14/14
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