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Gated Secure Playa Dorada Beach & Golf Penthouse Condo - Free WiFi, Cable, A/C

Cindy

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Cindy

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Calendar last updated:
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Gated Secure Playa Dorada Beach & Golf Penthouse Condo - Free WiFi, Cable, A/C

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Playa Dorada Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Floor Penthouse Sleeps 9, 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths, New Kitchen, Balcony

Located Inside Secure and Gated Tourist development

Pristine Beautiful Private Beach

Gorgeous Fully Equipped New Kitchen

Large Balcony

Bright and Airy With Plenty of Windows and Central A/C

Bar-B-Q with side burner on Balcony

Screens throughout to enjoy ocean breeze

Central Air Conditioning

WIFI Internet in Lobby, Pool Gazebo and Game Room areas

Two Flat Screen T.V.'s with Cable

Private Beach located 100 yards walk down private secure path

Beach is PRISTINE! with shady Bar, Tables and Chairs, bathrooms and showers

Beach Lounge Chairs, and Umbrellas at no additional cost

just tell security where you want to relax and they will open umbrellas for you and bring you food or drinks purchased at bar.

Owner/Renter Discounted Prices at Beach Bar on: Beer, Alcohol, Refreshments, Snacks and Prepared Food Menu

Two Private Pools (one is for infant/toddlers)

Game Building with Ping Pong, Billiards, Dominoes (See Recepton for Equipment)

Children's Playground Recreation Area

Gazebo With Tables and Chairs Overlooking Both Adult and Children's Pool

Washer and Dryer Facilities Located by pools

Towels and Linens are Washed for you for nominal charge (you must provide laundry detergent)

Housekeeping at your request for additional charge of less than 5.00 U.S. per cleaning

Just steps from the Condo reception exit you can explore the Playa Dorada Tourist Facility which contains:

Horse and Carraige tours or transportation around facility available for a nominal fee

Robert Trent Jones Designed Golf Course see web page for rates. http://www.playadoradagolf.com/

(Pro Shop and Driving Range located directly across the street from Condo Complex)

Tennis available at Golf Club

Plaza Shopping Mall (Also, Directly across the street) with:

Grocery stores

Souvenir Shops

Cigar Shops

Ice Cream Parlor,

Childrens Indoor Playground Climbing Area (Free)

Movie Theater,

Excursion Tours Agents

Car Rental (not necessary unless you want to tour the Island) Most attractions are a short taxi ride away

Bank

Money Exchange

Clothing Stores

Jewelry Stores,

Restaurants

Bars

Discoteques

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Cindy (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

About Cindy

I was born in New York City. My father is Cuban and Dominican and resides less than 10 minutes away from Condo. I come from a large very close Dominican family. Most of whom still have lunch together daily. I have 41 first cousins in every profession imaginable from doctors, to lawyers to agricultural engineers to Cigar manufacturers all of whom still live in Puerto Plata. I love the climate in the Dominican Republic as it only varies about 20 degrees year round so you are guaranteed a warm vacation. The beaches especially Playa Dorada are magnificent and very close to the airport. The food, the people and the music are all wonderful. Having a condo inside of the first major tourist complex developed in the Dominican is an honor and I look forward to each and every one of my Dominican getaways.

Cindy purchased this condo in 2009

Why Cindy chose Playa Dorada

Super Convenient only 3 hour direct flight from New York and New Jersey Airports.

Private Secure beach community with everything within walking distance. Large two story apartment with two private bedrooms, two full bath rooms and fully equipped kitchen.

What makes this condo unique

Walk 100 yards to Beach, Pool, Game Room, Golf Course. Weather temperature is always above 75 and rarely passes 90 with cooling ocean breezes. Water temperature of Ocean is always above 75.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I along with our parents and children loved the condo and the Playa Dorada complex. Something to do for everyone and the beach is beautiful. We packed way too many clothes because there is a private walkway to the private beach so we often walked there in our swimsuits. We also like that the condo has two floors so we were able to put the kids to bed upstairs and still have some private adult time downstairs. It was also niche to have two locations to watch TV as it prevented arguments between the kids regarding which TV shows they wanted to watch. It was great to have two full baths as well. Our teenage kids loved playing ping pong, foosball and billiards and loved the beach. You must be vigilant with your kids as there are no life guards on beach in the Dominican. Most restaurants are very reasonable and serve large portions. Overall, way better than all-inclusive vacations we have been on. We felt totally safe and comfortable during our stay and are looking forward to our next vacation at this condo.
Dec 2012
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

4.9
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Gated Secure Playa Dorada Beach & Golf Penthouse Condo - Free WiFi, Cable, A/C
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Started planning our Christmas vacation back in July. Cindy(owner) answered my many questions honestly and quickly. She gave us her home phone number and my wife knew that we had found a great place to stay. Upon arrival, she had her niece pick us up and get us settled. Then she took us grocery shopping so that we could stock the well equipped kitchen. The condo has an upstairs bedroom and a downstairs bedroom. That way we could put the kids in their own area. The large deck is where we spent our evenings having a cocktail or playing games. Cindy arranged for a couple of ladies to come cook for us a traditional DR meal. The food was excellent and plentiful. We enjoyed eating a few meals at the beach bar The food was inexpensive and good. The restaurants in the complex are limited. You can take a taxi to town which will cost about $30 rt. The beach is very clean. If you want to take a tour or excursion, be sure to ask for Gilbert. He walks the beach and arranges tours. Our favorite was a trip to Country world adventure park. It included a trip to Damajagua falls, with zip lining, horse back riding, a home cooked traditional meal, and a zoo. Well worth it! The condo is situated in an area with a bunch of all inclusive resorts. We became friendly with some folks staying at the inclusive next door and they paid a lot more for a smaller room with lousy food and bad entertainment. Big pool with internet. Unfortunately, a death in the family prevented us to stay the full vacation. Cindy was very understanding and we hope to return soon so that we can finish the vacation that we were really enjoying.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Our Introduction to the Dominican Republic

  • 5 of 5

April 2015, we just finished two months at San Marino residences in Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata. It was the best long term condo rental anyone could ever experience in the Dominican Republic.

The condo itself was spacious bright, clean, with up to date appliances and was well stocked with plenty of houseware items. Plenty of fresh linens and towels were provided and an onsite cleaning and laundry service was at our disposal making our stay even more enjoyable.

This was our first long term stay through the winter months. The condo owner Cindy, took all of the concerns about this sort of stay away from us. She provided all the information and assistance we needed. Any question we posed was answered timely and in detail. Knowing that we had a go to person at every step of the way was a great comfort to us.

The grounds, pool and reception area were beautiful and very well maintained. The staff was very helpful and understanding, making us feel welcomed. We felt very safe at all times at San Marino as well as the Playa Dorada complex. Transportation was never an issue as the taxi service was reasonable, very reliable and willing to go just about anywhere on the North Coast.

All in all, we discovered a wonderful area of the Dominican. From the spectacular beach and private beach bar, large pool, Ocean World, golf, drinks on the Malecon, to fine dining, our two month stay could not have been better. This was a great place to start experiencing genuine Dominican culture!

All the best,

David and Rita Carter

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review. I am so glad to know that you enjoyed my property so much! Looking forward to having you again next year! All the best, Cindy
5

Excellent Stay once again!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough great things about this apartment and the owner! I have stayed here multiple times and the last time was for 2 months. I stayed from middle of Oct 2014 until Dec 2014. Cindy is by far the best owner to work with, she is very responsive and has set up her apartments to make for a great stay.

The apartment is fully equipped with everything you need and is exactly as advertised. The balcony is huge and great for having a BBQ and sitting outside and enjoy the nice evenings. The beds are comfy too! The apartment is clean and you can get a lady in to clean whenever you want for very cheap. ( I think it was less than $5 and she cleaned for hours). Honestly, I have stayed in multiple apartments in the Dominican and this is one of the best set ups. The apartment itself is nice, and the complex has cleaning and laundry service for very cheap. The pool is great too. The beach is a short walk away!

If anything goes wrong, Cindy responds immediately and gets it fixed. We had a problem with the A/C one day and she had a repair man out that same day to see what was wrong with it.It was fixed immediately.

I would say beware of some of the other owners in this complex that try to get you to rent from them instead of Cindy. I had a few people approach me about renting their apartments next time and they said it would be cheaper than Cindy's. The problem is I have seen some of their units and they are small and not maintained as well. They are not as fully equipped with dishes, utensils, towels etc. Cindy runs a legitimate condo rental business and I have never once worried about anything going wrong with her. She advertises and pays insurance for this property and manages it really well. i would say for the few extra dollars and peace of mind it is worth renting from her instead. Just my opinion.

There is also golf a 2 minute walk away and I took full advantage of that.

This is a great place to stay short or long term!!! I will definitely be back soon :)

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Staten Island , New York
5

Great time at San Marino Beach Condo

  • 5 of 5

My self, wife and two sons stayed at the San Marino Beach Condo for two weeks.

We had a great time, our stay there was very comfortable. The staff at the development were very helpful and always there when needed. In talking with Cindy before our stay assured me that our stay would be a pleasant one and it was everything and more. The pool is well maintained, restaurants in the area were great which were recommended by Cindy and of course the beach was pristine. Our unit was simply beautiful, it was clean and well maintained and has everything you can ask for. The unit was a penthouse unit which had two bedrooms and a lot of room. While there I had looked at a few other units which were converted from one bed room to two bed rooms but the second bed room had no windows which meant no sun light in the room. I will most definitely recommend this unit to family and friends and I can't wait to return.

Frank Politi

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Awesome place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

I never write these reviews and I have rented many places throughout the Dominican. However, I felt the need to write this one because Cindy, the owner, was so awesome to deal with. Right from the beginning she was prompt in her responses and accomodating with anything I needed. The apartment is great and has everything you need. We loved sitting out on the balcony and often used the BBQ out there. The beds are also very comfortable. The pool is awesome and the beach is a short walk away. Overall, the apartment and complex is great. The only downside would be that there is no wifi in the apartment, which I would have liked, but you can get access by the pool and lobby. So not a big deal!

I will definitely be renting from Cindy again. We ended up needing to stay an extra few days, and she had no problem helping us out. I've been to Puerto Plata many times, but for anyone who is visiting for the first time Cindy is VERY knowlegable about the city and playa dorada complex. She provides you with a list of restaurants and things to do. Or if you have any questions while you are there, she responds immediately. Can't say enough great things about Cindy!!

One last thing, as I am a golfer. There is a golf course across the street from the apartment. I could walk over in the morning and be there in about 3 minutes. The course is great and the caddies there are very friendly. I even went over a couple times to just hit some balls.

Overall, we had an awesome time! From the apartment, to the complex, to the location, to the beach, to the owner, all are top notch! I will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Awesome Condo, great stay

  • 5 of 5

We were there for 2 weeks. The unit is part of the San Marino complex within the gated golf community of Playa Dorada, a short 10 min drive to DT Puerto Plata. The complex is quiet, well maintained with a large pool. 24 hr security made us feel very safe. A short 5 min walk to the private SM beach area with complimentary lounge chairs and umbrellas. This secluded beach is set in a calm bay with low surf. Beach goes a long way, good for walks. Some vendors are allowed but are not pushy at all. This three BR unit was really really nice. Newly and tastefully decorated, granite counters, modern, fully equipped with everything you need including BBQ on spacious balcony, flat screen TV's in all rooms, A/C, dishwater, you name it. The complex has very reliable power, we had no issues with power outages which are very common in the DR. Cindy, the owner, was excellent and very responsive. Early on, we had a few minor hiccups with hot water. We contacted Cindy via e-mail and she was quick to have it looked after. She was great answering any questions we had about the area, restaurants, places to go, etc which really contributed to enhance our stay in PP. We could get the free WiFI signal in the morning on the deck, but the best connection was at the pool area. There really is no real grocery store close by and you have to go to the city. Only certain cabs are allowed to enter Playa Dorada and charge "tourist rates". We rented a car for the duration and glad we did due to the freedom it afforded us. Driving in the DR is "different" let's just say road regulations are considered more like "suggestions" by the locals. Watch for missing manhole covers, I kid you not, if you drive in Costombar or around Las Terrenas. Also watch for pot holes, some can swallow you up. Expect to get fleeced by the car rental agencies as they typically will not honor on line quotes. Unlike Mexico, gas stations accept Credit Cards. If you rent a car I highly recommend taking liability insurance. Unlike Mexico, you do not need to worry about being pulled over by corrupt policemen looking for a bribe, they leave tourists alone, which is nice. All in all we really enjoyed our stay in PP and would rent Cindy's unit again without hesitation. PP is a small quiet town. The drive to Sosua, Caberette and Las Terrenas is worth it. The 27 falls is also a must

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is actually for my 3 bed room unit listing number 3650995 not the 2 bed room unit. Also, To clarify taxi comments...Taxi service originating from inside of Playa Dorada is slightly more expensive than Taxi service providers located outside Playa Dorada Gates. You are allowed to enter complex in a Taxi from outside the gates. You are not permitted to call a Taxi to enter complex from outside the gates to pick you up. If you want to use Taxi from outside the gates, which is cheaper, you must walk about 1 mile to gate. The other option that I offer is private car service that is allowed to enter complex and is less expensive than Taxi service inside Playa Dorada. Also, I have rented cars on several occasions via online car rental web sites, and have never had an issue.

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
(POP) Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperon Airport
Nearest Barpub
On Premises & Several in Plaza Across The Street
Nearest Golf
Playa Dorada Golf Directly Across The Street
Nearest Restaurant
On Premises & Several in Plaza Across The Street
Nearest Beach
Private Beach & Pool Bar On Premises
Car: not necessary

Spacious Two Floor Penthouse has Central Air Conditioning, Hot Water, Free WIFI in Lobby and pool area, Free Cable TV . Game Room with billiards, and ping pong, with flat screen TV located across from pool.

Walk to everything:

Casinos

Restaurants

Spa Treatments

Discoteques

Shops

Golf

Grocery Stores

Cigar shops (Don't bother with these, I can arrange for Don Gonell, The owner of the finest Dominican hand rolled, cigars to meet you at my condo for personalized cigar selection at a much lower cost than shops located at the plaza)

For more information about Puerto Plata and Playa Dorada visit:

http://www.moon.com/destinations/dominican-republic/the-north-coast/puerto-plata-and-playa-dorada

For ideas on things to do while visiting Puerto Plata visit:

http://www.moon.com/destinations/dominican-republic/discover-the-dominican-republic/explore-the-dominican-republic/where-go

For more information about the Dominican Peso Currency Exchange rate visit:

http://www.welcome-dominican-republic.com/Dominican-Republic-Currency.html

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Playa Dorada Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Rates
Nov 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$145
$900
$1,800
 
 
Peak Rates
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$150
$925
$1,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$125
$800
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Notes RATES INCLUDE: ALL UTILITIES, CABLE, MAINTENANCE, WIFI
5 GALLON WATER BOTTLE COST IS 60 PESOS UPON REQUEST
LAUNDRY SERVICE OF LINENS 150 PESOS UPON REQUEST
CLEANING OF APARTMENT 150 PESOS UPON REQUEST
AIRPORT TAXI SERVICE TO CONDO FROM (POP) PUERTO PLATA COST $35.00 U.S.

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Amenities

Playa Dorada Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , second floor level
  • Tub/shower and toilet area private from Vanity sink area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor level
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1sr floor level
  • Penthouse Condo is two levels with two large bedrooms and living room sofa/bed Sleeps a max of 9 adults/children Great for family vacation Great for romantic getaway Great for golf vacation
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Linens and towels washed at your request for nominal fee Personal Items will be washed if detergent and small tip House keeping avail at your request for additional 150 pesos a visit (less than $5 U.S.) Umbrellas and Chairs available on beach and around pool at no charge Beach Bar open Wed- Sun and sells drinks and food at reasonable prices 5 Gallon filtered water bottles for 60 pesos (less than 2 u.s. dollars)

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