2 Bedroom Cozy Beachfront Apartment
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About Stephannie Tolentino
Hello all and welcome! I live in the beautiful Dominican Republic with my wife and our three young children. We are excited and grateful to share our favorite beachside retreats and family vacation destinations with you and we pride ourselves on providing our guests with unforgettable vacations and excellent hospitality. As a family, our favorite moments are spent outdoors enjoying the spectacular beaches found throughout the Dominican Republic and during our annual vacation to the Disney World/Orlando area. We are privileged to have earned the titles of 'Superhost' and ‘Premier Partner’ through VRBO, Homeaway and other vacation rental platforms. We look forward to hosting many more happy guests!
Stephannie Tolentino purchased this Condo in 2017
Why Stephannie Tolentino chose Puerto Plata
➡ Beachfront location just steps from the water. ➡ Private patio with pool and outdoor furniture. ➡ Full kitchen with brand-new appliances. ➡ Samsung smart TV & free WiFi. ➡ Stunning ocean views from the master bedroom and living room. ➡ Walking distance from restaurants and resort services.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
A Hidden Gem in the DR
We are longtime VRBO users and without a doubt this was one of the most fantastic properties we have ever stayed in. This property is the real deal.
First, the pictures are accurate to a T. ....beds were comfortable, appliances up to date, everything in the condo met or exceeded expectations. The patio became our favorite spot in the condo....from Morning coffee to our mid day lunch break, to evening cocktails ...the spacious and well appointed patio area became our fav spot. Also, the small dipping pool was a nice feature to cool off a bit after a hot day under the DR sun.
Second,' you are steps from one of the most beautiful beaches you could possibly want. Pretty much uncrowded with plenty of comfortable beach lounge chairs for your use. This is one of the most beautiful and expansive beaches I have encountered in the Caribbean.
The resort staff was friendly and professional. This resort was so all encompassing you don't need to leave, but don't fall into that easy choice, get off the property and enjoy some great restaurants all within easy walking distance. Our favorite quickly became Tee Off...with a five star Michelin chef to the courteous professional host, Juan Carlos, this dining spot must not be missed. And whatever the chef is recommending, try it..also the setting on the golf course is breathtaking. Don't miss this superb dining experience. The little family run Italian restaurant inside the mall area is great also.
Finally, nothing goes without a few hiccups...and if you have ever owned property, especially rental property, you accept this, but it is how you respond that makes the difference.Our onsite go to person was Tatiana and what an asset she was. From a dimished hot water supply to internet connectivity issues Tatiana was never far away, responses came within minutes not hours and all issues resolved ...again exceeding expectations on all fronts.
This is probably the premier unit in the entire resort. From the view drinking morning coffee to enjoying the resort facilities...this is the real deal. Kick off your shoes and enjoy the sun and sand and relaxation this property brings to your life .
A true five-star place to stay in Playa Dorada
We booked this beautiful condo for our honeymoon and were not disappointed! The unit was perfect. It has just the right amount of space for us to hang out and chill. I can't tell you how many hours I spent relaxing on the deck, watching the waves, enjoying the shade provided by the umbrella, but basking in the warm air. Hanging out in our own private pool, and just relaxing! The unit was perfect.
The ocean in front never really calmed down enough for us to want to swim right there, but if you walk about 3 minutes to the east, there is a calmer area to get in and play.
As guests, we had full access to hotel events and activities. The staff at the hotel were great. We had fun with the mini-golf.
That said. A reviewer below gave a not so great review about the food offered at the resort, and I wish we had taken heed. If you think you want to purchase the all-inclusive meal package, I'd recommend you try it before you buy it. For the most part, it was not that good except the lobster on the beach - that was delicious and worth the splurge. The walk to the Playa Dorada mall is just moments away. You HAVE to go to La Tarrapa to have pizza. So good!
My recommendation? Get off the resort for great food! Stay at Wilfreds for the best unit at Emotions!
Listing did not lie! Amazing property! The owner was very responsive to any questions and concerns we had. Will definitely book again!
Beautiful beachside vacation
Absolutely beautiful location on the beach, best beachfront condo in the resort if not the Playa Dorada area. We loved the view & easy access to the beach. Having our own private pool was a luxury which we quite enjoyed. We encountered a few issues but Wilfred addressed the concerns quickly and was very attentive in making sure we enjoyed our stay.
Amazing unit and great owner
My husband and I greatly enjoyed our four night stay in March. This really is, very obviously, the best unit in the resort. It was clean and the pool was cleaned while we were there, which was nice to see how well it's kept up. The views are spectacular and we had no issues with the unit. It is definitely large enough for a small family to stay comfortably.
The reason why I could only give four stars is due to issues with the resort in which the unit is located. There seemed initially to be confusion about what we did or did not have access to within the resort. Because we were arriving Sunday evening we planned to start an all inclusive meal plan on Monday. The resort acted as if we were the first people to ever do this and it was very confusing. It also would have been helpful to know in advance that the all inclusive package does not start until noon, I don't know why this isnt made clear. If you opt in for the all inclusive food/drink the food is just OK, about what is to be expected from a not-great all inclusive. Regardless, the unit owner was helpful and extremely communicative when these minor issues arose, which was appreciated.
After a day or two we fully realized not to bother with the rest of the resort and instead to just enjoy our own private pool and outdoor seating area. We would return, but would opt out of the all inclusive option.