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Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

BEACHFRONT - COMPLETELY NEW AND A WALL OF WINDOWS!

23 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Bavaro Condo Rental Photos and Description

First floor beachfront condo, located in the coveted Los Corales (Sleeps 4)

BEACHFRONT - COMPLETELY NEW AND A WALL OF WINDOWS!

This first floor beachfront condo is located in the coveted Los Corales on Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana. It is a European-inspired community,, recognized by UNESCO as one of the best beaches in the world. This condo is on the beach. In fact, although you don’t need a car, if you did have one, you would actually park on the sand!

Feel like you LIVE IN PARADISE with your “regular” beach spot with the dedicated lounge chairs and umbrellas that are exclusively for those staying in the condo building.

The apartment is 15 minutes from the airport. Pickup and drop-off can be coordinated upon request including a stop at a very large grocery store to conveniently stock up on supplies.

SLEEPS 4! A large master bedroom with King bed. Two day-beds in the living area with wrap-around floor to ceiling curtains for privacy. The day beds are the length of twin beds and are each comfortable for an adult. Close the curtains at night time and still have an open common area with kitchen and comfy seating. Open the curtains during the day for a big open living space.

The KITCHEN is brand new and perfect for self-catering all meals or for coffee and breakfast in the morning if you want to enjoy the many restaurants within walking distance. It is fully equipped with everything you need for whatever cooking you decide to do: Granite countertops, full size refrigerator, microwave, convection/toaster oven, 2-burner gas stove, coffee pot, toaster, blender, a large assortment of pots & pans, utensils, and serveware. There is a 5-gallon water cooler and a backup 5 gallon jug of potable water.

The BATHROOM has a large walk-in shower with built in seat and is big enough for two. There are double sinks, and shelf space for everyone to put their toiletries.

There is a FULL WALL OF WINDOWS so you can sit at the table with your morning coffee and check out the ocean from the comfort of inside. Or, slide open one of the very large windows and still be inside enjoying your coffee but feeling the fresh ocean air.

EQUIPPED WITH: Combination Lock Safe; Hair Dryer; Air conditioners (2); Televisions (2), 1 in the bedroom and 1 by the day beds that can be watched from anywhere in the open living space as well as from the day beds if you close the privacy curtains; Ceiling fans (3) above the bed, day bed, and seating area. A DVD player.

HIGH SPEED INTERNET is available for a fee.

Los Corales is considered one of the most desirable communities in Punta Cana. It has a laid back and homey feel perfect for family fun, romantic getaways, and simply relaxing and enjoying a slice of heaven. It is a private gated community with 24-hour security and is hidden away from the main road. It boasts four restaurants: two “chill-out” restaurant/bars right on the beach and two casual eateries in the middle of the community, all within a three minute walk. Exclusive to the community, you can enjoy a large private pool, spa with acupuncture and massage, a fitness center, and an immaculate beach with dedicated chairs, and umbrellas.

Also take advantage of all that Punta Cana/Bavaro has to offer within a few miles of Los Corales:

A short beach walk to catamaran boat rides, double-decker party boats, parasailing, glass bottom boats, sports fishing, diving, snorkeling, sailing, underwater cycling, and speed boats, swimming with dolphins or sharks, spa treatments on a boat, etc. etc.

Walking distance more restaurants than you will have time to try, food markets and pharmacies. Walking distance to the picturesque town of El Cortecito, perfect place to find local art, and souvenirs.

A brand new luxury mega shopping center with world famous restaurants like Tony Roma’s and the Hard Rock Café with live concerts and a night club plus many famous designer stores . Some of the best golf courses in the world. Manatee Park, a wildlife ecological/adventure site.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.6
based on 23 traveler reviews

BEACHFRONT - COMPLETELY NEW AND A WALL OF WINDOWS!
average rating of 4.5652175 based on 23 reviews
5

Great

  • 5 of 5

We spent 9 wonderful days here...Virginia, Michael and Galya were all great to work with !!! Michael was able to get us discount tours on almost everything we wanted to do, including Catalina island tour !! He also was for real a phone call away..I'm sure we called him with questions and what not at least a dozen times lol always answered or got back to us within minutes. The condo itself was great and as pictured and was nice and clean !!! We always felt safe and food, groceries, money exchange etc is all just a few blocks away ! Beach was awesome !!!! We normally go to more remote or smaller areas, so being in more of a city type setting was not really for us but if you don't mind...excellent place to stay !!! Mary-Ann D's is also accurate on suggestions and such...we also enjoyed Kats for lunches !!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I have returned from a very enjoyable 2 week stay at this condo. For 10 years have done all-inclusive Punta Cana resorts. After this stay, no more all-inclusives! Virginia, the owner, was extremely helpful with all questions we posed to her before our vacation began. Michael & Galya (condo manager) were always very helpful: Michael picked us up from the airport, took us grocery shopping, to the bank, quick tour - we thought we knew the area but Michael showed us spots we never knew existed, then onto the condo where Galya greeted us - such a wonderful young couple! The condo, light & airy in colour & decor, was so clean & very well laid out. Cupboards well stocked with mugs, glasses, plates, bowls, left-over containers, cooking pots & fry pan; drawers filled with all utensils required & all appliances in good working order; large fridge easily held all our groceries. Large bedroom, ample clothing storage space, king size bed way too comfortable! Excellent sized washroom; ample room for toiletries & cosmetics; large shower with hot water always. Rarely used the A/C - multiple fans & windows open created perfect breeze. Ocean view from dining area - so lovely. Private beach - perfect size, debris free, plenty of palapas and palm tree shade. Bamboo Beach Bar - beside condo complex, free Wifi, full food & beverage service. From the condo - lovely walk to the many restaurants, bars, & small grocery markets. A few suggestions: Garry's Good Times Bar - fun sports bar, great food, gets hopping after 9ish; Balicana - excellent Thai food, great ambience, reservations recommended for pool side seating; Pranama: authentic Indian food, excellent samosas; Citrus: good food, reservations recommended as usually a long wait; Pastrata - excellent Mexican food, ~15 min. walk (close to Barcelo Dominican Beach resort); D'Angelos - Italian, good pizza, slow service. Very safe to walk about day or evening as streets are filled with visitors and locals. 30 pesos will take you to the San Juan Shopping Centre (palm tree across road from Bam market is the bus stop!) - has Pola grocery market, plus trustworthy bank (stand alone building) - make sure to take passport for money withdrawal. Small grocery stores in condo area - very competitive prices. Veggie & fruit truck - such deliciously juicy fruit & tomatoes - so tasty. We had such a wonderful time, didn't want to leave & highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Byron MN USA
5

Great has gotten even better!

  • 5 of 5

Hello again! Got back from another fantastic trip to Punta Cana. This was my 5th time staying in this condo. I arrived on Dec 23rd and left on Jan 2nd so was there for both Christmas and New Years. Setting up the trip was again a very easy process. Virginia has always been a pleasure to work with. She is prompt with her responses and very friendly. In my last review, I mentioned the efficiency of the new airport terminal and this trip was no different. I think it was about 15 minutes from the time I got off the plane to when I was picking up my luggage. Michael, the property manager, was waiting at the airport to take me to the supermarket and on to the condo.

I was excited to see the remodel of the condo. Let me tell you, I was very impressed with the changes that Virginia had made. The biggest change was incorporating the terrace into indoor living space. This change really opened up the inside and gives the inside a sense of spaciousness. The 'wall of windows' is very effective in providing a connection with the outdoors and you can now have the sense of sitting on the terrace while enjoying the comforts of air-conditioning! The kitchen has been reconfigured into a much better layout which aids the overall feel of openness in the condo. The sink was relocated for easier access and the cooktop now has a built-in ignition system so there is no more need for matches. The bathroom has been completely remodeled and provides a sense of elegance with new tile work and stone vanity. The bedroom has been slightly upgraded and refreshed and has a new bed. I slept very, very well the whole time there.

Michael and Galya were fantastic hosts and were readily available throughout the Holidays to assist me with any questions I had.

I strongly recommend this property based on proximity to the beach, distance to restaurants and markets, the ease of booking reservations, the responsiveness of the Hosts and the warmth and attractiveness of the upgrades.

I plan on getting back down there again and will definitely book my stay in the same condo. For those who have stayed there before, I recommend going back again if you revisit the area. New travelers will be very satisfied choosing those place as well.

My only disappointment was being unable to bring home the 85 degree temperatures to Minnesota where the temperatures have been below 0 degrees F.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Connecticut, USA
5

Fantastic hideaway steps from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from staying two weeks in this lovely spot! This first floor apartment is well suited for two people, very efficiently laid out, and a good base of operations. It was also very clean, although sand was easily tracked in (it is ON the beach!). The little gas stove was fun to cook with and we ended up making nearly all of our meals in the kitchen. The local Thai restaurant was nice, but we preferred the Italian place, D'Angelos, when we did go out to eat. Both were an easy <5 minute walk from the apartment.

Before we arrived, we opted to have the local driver pick us up at the airport and take us to the supermarket at the San Juan shopping center (about halfway between the airport and apartment). This was a very good idea as we were able to stock up on groceries that lasted most of the visit. The driver Cesar was prompt, courteous, and did not rush us with the shopping. The property managers, Michael and Galya, were extremely lovely people who provided an excellent introduction to the area and some basics for getting around. Additionally, Virginia was easy to work with while arranging our stay.

The apartment is located in a gated residential area with a mix of locals, ex-pats, and tourists in a neighborhood that felt secure. The private beach is mere steps out the door and is perhaps the cleanest in the area. Be warned that capitalism is alive and well on the beach. Local agents will approach you on the beach to try and convince you go into their shops or book activities. They are persistent, but will back off if you are firm with them. Caveat emptor. This annoyance is offset by the overall jovial nature of the beach.

Because it was so hot during the day, there was a very active and loud nightlife. The Dominicans seem to like their music played at 110 decibels! We visited in June, so this may not apply during other times of the year. The two air conditioning units in the apartment allowed it to become a cool, quiet (or at least muffled) hideaway.

Our favorite activities included long walks up and down the beach, lounging on the nice beach chairs, and exploring the local markets and shops. We were particularly fond of the French bakery and the BAM grocery store, both about a 10 minute walk from the apartment. For diving, we used Dressel Divers who operate out of the Iberostar resort. They are excellent and very professional.

We would definitely go back to this apartment and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Byron MN USA
4

Piece of paradise

  • 4 of 5

Sorry that I am so late in submitting a review. Getting back to work is tough after a great time, in a great residence, in a beautiful location. This past trip was my 6th time on Bavaro Beach and my 4th time in Flor del Mar. I am already planning my next trip back. Each time I go I look forward to reconnecting with people I have met and the chance to make new friends. Michael and Gayla are great hosts and are always available to make your stay a great experience. The entire trip is easy to set up and navigate. Virginia is great to work with making the reservations, the new airport terminal with jet-ways and separate customs stations goes much faster than it used to be, Cesar is waiting at the airport to give you a ride to Flor del Mar (with a stop at the supermarket if desired) and then Michael and Gayla meet you to get you settled into the residence. There are many fine restaurants a short walk away and small stores nearby that provide all that you need. The larger shopping centers are a short 30 pesos bus ride away or you can travel by taxi or motos. In the evenings there are several nightspots within walking distance or on the beach. Speaking of the beach, it is awesome! Fine sand, great ocean breezes, clear warm water and friendly people. There is a wide variety of activities provided on the beach that will keep you entertained if you want more than basking in the sun. The residence is clean, comfortable and, best of all, just steps from the beach! The people are friendly and helpful. I know that some visitors are uncomfortable with the locals who are selling things or asking for money but all you have to do is be straight forward with them, stand your ground and they will move on. I have never felt unsafe no matter the time of day or night. I have rambled on here so will end my review. I just hoped that the Flor del Mar condo is available for my next visit.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston
5

Perfect spot on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Having had really good results using VRBO to book are previous vacation residence, we decided to try again when looking at going to the Dominican Republic. This condo lived up to all of the pictures and reviews. It was a fantastic living space that was just 100 feet from the beach and maybe just 300 feet from the water.

The kitchen was fully functional with a decent sized refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, and all of cooking/eating necessities. The living space was comfortable with a TV, cable, and available internet/phone access. The bedroom was spacious and the bed comfortable with a safe in the closet for storing valuables. The bathroom was fantastic with a shower big enough for two.

The beach was exactly as advertised. White powder sand, beautiful turquoise water, and tons of shops and bars close by. Just a few minutes walk from the condo there are no less than 10 restaurants. We didn't eat at all of them but were very pleased my the large majority of them. Citrus was our favorite but DeAngleos, Balicana, and Danny's were also quite good.

The property managers, Michael and Galya were fantastic. They really helped us get acclimated to the DR. Showed us all around our immediate area, helped us get on the bus, and took care of getting taxis to and from the airport. If we go back to the DR we will definitely visit the condo again.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Punta Cana (PUJ)
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Bavaro Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
May 14 2016 - Nov 12 2016
4 night minimum stay
$120
$600
 
 
High Season
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$190
$950
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$170
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Administrative and Cleaning $140

Electricity charge based on usage.

50% Deposit at booking. Payment in full 30 days prior to arrival. Refundable damage deposit.

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Amenities

Bavaro Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double Sinks, Walk-in Shower big enough for 2 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedrrom - 1 king , Large master bedroom with King bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Full privacy curtains convert living area to bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Water Cooler with a 5 gallon drinkable water bottle plus backup 5 gallon jug. Air conditioner in bedroom, dinning room and living room and kitchen.

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