1 Bedroom, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Bathroom Condo with Relaxing Views
Why Rick Iddings chose El Cortecito
I love coming to Punta Cana. It's my Home Away from Home. The people, beach, ocean and lifestyle fit me. I wanted to purchase a property where I love going to visit and make it just like "Home" for others, also. Hope you enjoy your stay! Please know that the guest must pay for the Electric at time of checkout: $0.30 per Killowatt Hour.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The overall property was extremely well maintained, with 2 huge pools and private beach access. Almost always saw someone from the property. Very friendly and helpful. Several restaurants and a couple of grocery stores within walking distance. All excursions will pick up in front of BAM market. We had a fantastic time on our 25th anniversary trip!
The one thing you see out of the (8) reviews published is talking so highly of the property manager, Cesar, so highly and all that he provides and basically insinuating everything you need just ask Cesar! Oh boy if you are mistaken. I am going to tell you everything you need to know about my stay so that if you decide to stay here you can take what I say seriously and proceed with caution.
This property is in a great location if you chose not to stay in an all- inclusive resort, I definitely would recommend staying in one of the condos Playa Turquesa has for rent. There are many restaurants right outside this property, a grocery store, security, and to my surprise the last day of my stay the restaurant and bar at Playa Turquesa was finished and open with live music and an AMAZING menu and service. It was one of the highlights of my trip and exactly what this property needed. Most of the other condos on the beach has restaurants on the beach except Playa Turquesa when I first arrived it was pretty quiet and I felt it could use a restaurant, bar but I was blown away by how amazing they put it together and the ambience.
This specific unit was nice. There were two flat screen TVs which has NO cable to my understanding & when I asked the property manager Cesar on my first day about the cable he made it seem as there was none, which I was highly disappointed because sometimes you just want to relax and watch a movie or tv because there’s only so much beach and pool you can do. To my surprise when I complained on my last day about numerous of things regarding Cesar to the owner, I was told in fact there is cable television. But did Cesar help with that? Of course not.. problem number one.
Now let’s get to the big issue here. This property and it’s reviews make it seem like this is a one stop shop. As if they provide you with a vip service of having Cesar at your call and as if he’s going to offer you with many things to make your trip easier and safer. This is actually why I decided to book. Cesar is a hustler and The only thing I would use him for is your ride to and from the airport for 35$ each way which is cheaper than what the airport people will charge. Don’t use him for excursions or anything else because he is hustling you and overcharging you! Dropping me off at airport h insinuating not having change as if I should give him a 15$ tip! I didn’t like him AT ALL! Watch and see, do your research on excursions prices and you will see!!
This condo was very nice and clean and Caesar and his family couldn’t be more gracious and helpful.
Everything you need is here( bring spices if cooking)
The location is very quiet with a great beach and many dining options.
Beware of the taxis, they are ridiculously expensive, a 5 minute ride is 30-35 dollars
I’ll probably rent a car next time if I’m going out much. But here’s not much reason to go anywhere and many of the excursions like the fishing that Caesar arranged for me, pick you up and drop you off. It was perfect!
Very good accommodations and good location. Direct access to the beach. I will be beach!!!
Close to everything. Clean and near the beach
I really enjoyed the property and the pools etc. Met great people who rent there ( American and foreign ex patriots who are retired etc.)...will be life long friends! Very easy to walk to great dining, stores etc. If you walk the beach this property is definitely the best maintained. FYI: Didn't seem to bother others maybe my skin is sweeter but pack bug spray forgot it and got a lot of the "no see-um bites" , also really liked Captain Cook restaurant you can take a cab or have Cesar drive you. We rented a boat ourselves to go snorkeling. Cesar is really helpful ( Rick's property manager) if you need anything. We will be back!
There are several nearby beach-bar-restaurants all within a 2-15 minute wall from the main street. It's just a 2 minute walk to the El Dorado Shopping Plaza where you'll find a grocery store, 4 restaurants, a sports bar w/billiard table, a bakery and shops. Playa Turquesa itself has its own commercial area with Bakery/Cafes, Restaurants, Bars and Grocery Store. Other nearby plazas offer even more dining options, spas, cash exchange and ATM.
Only a 5-minute drive to other amenities like 30+ restaurants, nightclubs, casinos, golf courses, and the Palma Real Mall which houses the Hard Rock Cafe Punta Cana, Outback Steakhouse, a movie theater, brand name stores, wine-tapas, sushi, pizza and more!
A 10 minute drive brings you to the brand new San Juan Shopping Mall. Here you'll find a grand supermarket, several brand name stores, a Pizza Hut, IMAX Theater and more. Easy public bus transportation from Cortecito and Los Corales available. There are 9 championship golf courses just a 5-45 minute drive away!