|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Ocean breezes greet you at this luxury penthouse condo. Stanza Mare is located on beautiful Bavaro beach in the Los Corales neighborhood of El Cortecito. Enjoy the ocean views from our 4th floor terrace. The master bedroom suite has custom made furniture with a king size bed, en suite bathroom with tub/shower. Access to the terrace is through glass sliders from both the living area and master bedroom. There are two twin beds in the second bedroom. A short walk will take you to a bakery, grocery store, money exchange, sports bar, pizzeria, and several casual and fine dining restaurants. For the serious shopper, Palma Real Shopping Mall with cinema is nearby.
Transportation and Tours: Airport pick-up and drop-off can be arranged with our on-site representatives, Linda & Vicente Rivera, who can also provide custom tours and activities. They are fluent in both English and Spanish.
We had a great vacation. Your condo is as wonderful as we remembered, well equipped, spacious and with a killer view! The addition of WiFi was very helpful also. Linda and Vicente very conveniently took care of the airport rides and the supermarket stop. They were also very helpful during the stay.
Your place in Stanza Made is at the top of our list for any future trip to Punta Cana.
My wife and I stayed for a week with our 2 year old daughter. We were extremely pleased with both stanza mare in general and the apartmentin particular. We would return again.
A few noteworthy points:
1. There were no mosquitos. This is something we were worried about. There was an almost constant breeze from the ocean to the terrace. We were able to sit outside during the day and the evening and not get bitten. Linda (manager) said that there was a storm far away in the Atlantic that was causing abnormally large waves so perhaps the constant breeze is abnormal and our timing was lucky . I don't know. But the only time we got bitten was when we went to a local restaurant.
2. Neither the beach nor the pool were crowded. There were times that all the chairs were taken but these times were relatively rare. And nobody was "saving their spot" with towels.
3. The beach is wide and large. And I went running on the beach daily and felt lucky that our "area" is not at all crowded. Other hotels had narrower beaches with many more people in them.
4. It felt safe. We saw employees/security at both the gate and beach at all times.
5. It is convenent to both grocery stores and restaurants. The grocery stores aren't huge but have everything you'd need (deli/coffee/alcohol/yogurt/cleaning supplies etc.)
6. The apartment itself felt roomy. We used the terrace for meals and lounging. The couch was comfortable. And the fact that it's a top floor meant that the celiling is high, which is nice. We used A/C in both bedrooms during the night and our total electricity usage was $45, under the $50 limit. The internet was slower than at home but mostly reliable. I just had to unplug the box a couple times that it wasn't connecting to the internet and that fixed any problems.
6. We did not do any activities. We just spent time at the pool and beach.
7. Children under 4 are not allowed in the big pool. This ended up being fine, we just used the child pool and fortunately our daughter enjoyed it. But FYI. We didn't know about this restriction until we arrived.
The condo is well equipped (lots of beach towels!) and the surroundings are gorgeous. We found the condo so comfortable for us and our four children and the view is stunning. Linda and Vicente, the property managers, helped arrange our transportation from the airport, including a stop for groceries, as well as a number of unforgettable activities for our family -- zip lines, snorkeling, Ojos Indigenous at Punta Cana resort, souvenir shopping. Linda met us on arrival and helped familiarize us with the unit and the surroundings. As we walked the beach, we passed several of the resorts, where the beaches were crowded, and marveled at the tranquility and quiet at Stanza Mare. The complex and grounds were well cared for and we found people to be friendly and helpful. We often had the beach or the pool to ourselves. Our visit to the D.R. couldn't have been more relaxing and memorable for our family. At Linda's recommendation, we ate at, and really enjoyed d'Angelos for pizza (eat on upper level) and Citris. Pranama (Indian cuisine) right around the corner was delicious and we really liked Sweet Bella Napoli patisserie. Thank you Jerry, Linda and Vicente. We loved Punta Cana.
This vacation was the best we have ever had, and we have had quite a few very nice vacations. The condo was beautiful, kept in great condition, and the view was outstanding. The pictures don't even do it justice. It was great to have a view of both the pool and the beautiful turquoise water. The Stanza Mare association keeps the property in excellent condition. The property managers Linda & Vicente were extremely helpful and always available. They offered great excursions at good prices, and reasonable transportation from and to the airport. We also got to stop at a market to get supplies on the way to the condo. Linda was waiting for us on our arrival with the security man, Carlos to help us with our luggage. Carlos was also wonderful. He was always there to find us a spot for us on the beach, and kept an eye on my children while we were on the beach. I can honestly say that this was a vacation of ease with the proximity of restaurants, a local market, and ATM within walking distance. Sharkey's restaurant in the Tiki Hut right on the property, next to the pool was yummy, and we had most of our dinners there. Jerry, the owner was great to work with and was quick to respond to our email. This is definitely a vacation that we plan to do again in the future, and will definitely stay in this unit.
We returned to Stanza Mare for the second year in a row. The location of this complex is wonderful, right on the beach. Views from the balcony are breath taking. The grounds of the complex are very well maintained. The condo had everything we needed for our vacation. Carlos the security guard was very entertaining. There is now a beach bar and new restaurant on the property. We enjoyed breakfast at the bakery every morning, just a short walk away. Ate lunch a couple of times at Nam Nam, sandwiches were great, homemade bread was delicious. There was a new restaurant that just opened a short walk away, Il Toscano. Food there was outstanding! We actually ate there two nights in a row. Their pizzas are great and all pastas are made fresh there. Also ate at Balicano, food and service there was very good. There are a couple of stores within walking distance to get groceries and Rum!
The property is managed by Linda and Vincente (LVR tours), and they are located on site. They were very helpful and will arrange excursions for you if you want. They set up our airport transfers and will even exchange US dollars into RD for you. If you need anything or if there is a problem they are always available!
This is a very relaxing place to drink and eat! The beach is beautiful, clean and private. A lot of adjoining complexes have little to no beach, not here. There is nobody on top of you, lots of space.
Would definitely go back and would recommend this to anyone looking to getaway and enjoy a relaxing beach vacation.
We had such a great time. We call this holiday "White Sand Christmas"
The weather was perfect. Great walks.
Jerry's condo is super. Being on the top floor is a treat. Calming breeze for all of 2 weeks. Getting out of our cold winter, sleeping comfortably without airconditioning is just what we needed.
Stanza Mare is home from home. There were 10 of us in our party and renting different condo units is the perfect way to do it. We were together and yet, we were not on each other's space.
G, Y, H and A
This is such a charming condo and a perfect place to spend a vacation. The terrace looks out to the ocean and the pool and was one of our favorite spots to be at sunset. The ocean breezes fill the condo and are simply delightful. What truly makes this place wonderful though are the people. Linda, the property manager, is truly a gem. She greets you upon arrival, shows you around the condo, and answers any questions you have. During our stay she was always there to help in any way we needed. The restaurant on premise is very decently priced and the staff extremely pleasant. Carlos takes care of bringing down beach chairs near the ocean and is also very friendly. We walked daily to the small store, the French bakery, and the gelato shop. The beach was immaculate and the sand like sugar. We loved the friendly, safe, clean, and laid back feel of the entire place. Thanks everyone for making our stay so wonderful!
Many activities including sailing, surfing, parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and kite/boat flying are readily available for your enjoyment. For the golfer, several fine courses are just a short ride away. Want to dance away a few hours on a party boat?... take a tour driving a speed boat?...watch the sea life from a glass bottom boat?... swim with the dolphins?... it is all here… just walk out to the beach! For those who want to see more of the Dominican country, custom guided tours can be arranged. Stanza Mare is a gated secure complex with laundry facilities on the premises. The condo is a top floor end unit which provides more privacy and cross ventilation with side windows in the bedrooms. Of the 108 units in this complex, the ocean view from our terrace is one of the best.
Other Activities: Shopping
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Note: $10 additional per person per night will be charged for parties over 4 persons.
Booking Deposit: $500
Security Deposit: $500 CASH refundable security deposit is required. Final Payment: Your full balance (including security deposit) is due upon arrival and must be paid in CASH (USD). Rates for periods of 2 weeks or more are negotiable. Unless confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
$50.00 electricity allowance. Actual usage is determine by meter readings.