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Romantic beach view apartment, near everything!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Beach vew apartment With 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1Balcony.

Looking for a relaxing family vacation or a romantic moment in a quiet corner of the Caribbean? I offer an amazing beach apartment in Juan Dolio, on the fourth floor of the luxurious Marbella Towers, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the beach, a beautiful landscape and a huge crystal clear pool.

Its two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, kitchen, corridors and balconies are decorated in contemporary style, with contrasting colors of the Caribbean, and a maritime theme in the paintings and decorative crafts with special attention to every detail to delight the eye of the guest.

The quiet gated community where the apartment is located has a long, wide, clear, winding pool with two jacuzzis, restaurant, gazebos on the beach, play areas for children, gym and spa services, strict security and permanent staff in all areas.

The Marbella Condo is made up of three towers with 12 floors each, conveniently located just 10 minutes from Las Americas International Airport and 45 minutes from the vibrant city of Santo Domingo, where you can enjoy the exciting nightlife and return the same night to your apartment and sleep peacefully, lulled by the sound of waves and the sea breeze.

Nearby are two excellent golf courses (Guavaberry and Metro), and just a short distance away you will find restaurants, bars, pharmacies, supermarkets, ice cream parlors, and everything you need for a vacation in paradise.

More Details

Property Manager
Melvin Peña
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Melvin Peña

I am a business consultant in communication and marketing, with more than 20 years experience working for banks, insurance, energy, education, tourism an mass media, among others industries. I was born in the Dominican Republic, where I grew up. I live in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic.

Melvin Peña purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Melvin Peña chose Villas Del Mar

I bought this property as an investment with the purpose of resale later, but I liked it so much that I've decided to keep it for my enjoyment and for friends and family. Because the stillness and beauty of the condominium and beach, Marbella is the ideal place for recreation and relax.

What makes this apartment unique

The unique contemporary, cosmopolitan and Caribbean style of my apartment makes this a place unique to stay and to see, plus to beautiful beach and landscape that bordered the luxury towers. Marbella is just 40 minutes from Santo Domingo, 20 from the airport and 5 of two golf courses. It also has many bars and restaurants nearby, pair go on foot or by car.

Map

Car: not necessary

Juan Dolio and its neighbor beach town Guayacanes are for those who seek a couples or family restful vacation but like being able to take many excursions. If you are staying in Juan Dolio, you are equidistant from the culture, shopping and dining and nightlife of Santo Domingo, great beaches, scuba diving and other attractions in La Romana, and just half an hour away from busy and crowded Boca Chica. The small towns of Guayacanes and Juan Dolio are following the shoreline.

Juan Dolio has a boulevard and a main street where most hotels and restaurants are located. So you can walk, jog or cycle in safety here. This destination is perfect for those looking for a quiet escape with the comforts of home.

What else is nearby?

Almost anywhere you could possibly want to go is accessible from the coastal highway which cuts through the town of Juan Dolio and follows the shoreline. Villas Del Mar is an area of Juan Dolio where many restaurants and all-inclusive hotels are located. Going west from Juan Dolio you’ll find the fishing village/beach town of Guayacanes, then the pretty cove-like beach of Playa Caribe, followed by Boca Chica about 20 minutes from Juan Dolio. Santo Domingo is less than a 40 minute drive to the west of Juan Dolio.

About 15 minutes further east is the baseball city of San Pedro de Macoris, home town of Sammy Sosa. Shopping is good in San Pedro at the Jumbo store. Another 40 minutes beyond that is the La Romana/Bayahibe area, two interesting touristic destination.

Getting around

Everybody walks in Juan Dolio. The beach road is quiet and has very little traffic.

Attractions:

Those seeking action can head for the area's casinos, discos, 18-hole golf course or participate in the water sports programs offered by the many large all-inclusive complexes.

The Cueva de las Maravillas should be included in every visit. Down under, browse at the very good collection of pre-Columbian art amidst spectacular stenography created with lighting against stalagmites and stalactites.

Excursions

Guided tours are an excellent way to experience this region, since there are relatively few attractions within walking or busing distance. Some of the excursions available are: Jeep Safaris, Santo Domingo City Tour and Half Day Tour, Santo Domingo Night Tour, Altos De Chavon artists village/River boat ride, Cueva Fun (and its seven-kilometer long underground river), Los Haitises and the mangroves park, Saona and Catalina Island.

Restaurants

A reputation for excellent cuisine has taken hold in Juan Dolio and Guayacanes. Sophisticated palates can choose from a variety of fine restaurants ranging from informal to casually elegant, even a few with noteworthy wine cellars. Italian restaurants and steak and seafood abound here. Since most restaurants cater to domestic vacationers coming in from Santo Domingo, prices in Juan Dolio are attractive all year round.

Some recommended restaurants are:

El Meson (Spanish cuisine and seafood)

El Sueño (awarded international cuisine and seafood)

Paladart (ideal for breakfast)

El concón (excellent Dominican cuisine and seafood)

Cococane Beach (French cuisine)

Madera Wood Café (bar restaurant with life music during weekend)

Entertainment outside

There is nightlife primarily at the hotels but this is not what you would call a “party hearty” destination. Take time out to visit the many restaurants in the area and mingle with the crowd that lives there or commutes in from Santo Domingo, especially on weekends.

Amenities

Villas Del Mar Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • One private bathroom in the master bedroom One second guest bathroom Both with hot water, shower and tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • 1 master bedroom with private bath, king bed, fully equipped, beautifully decorated 1 bedroom for children or guests with external bathroom, two beds, beautifully decorated
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming

Reviews

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Romantic beach view apartment, near everything!
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
5

Excellent winter stay in this Condo Apartment with a great view and helpful Owner

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky to book this wonderful condo apartment for 96 days during the winter months and so sad to leave. The apartment, located on the 4th floor in tower 4 of the Marbella Condo Complex, has amazing views of the ocean and the pool. It was tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished with linens, plenty of bath and beach towels, a fully equipped Kitchen and lots of seating. All appliances were in good working order. Also included was an excellent wireless sound system and a modern large flat panel TV with English and Spanish channels. The Wifi and internet was very fast with unlimited access to download or stream movies.

The condo complex includes 5 towers built to luxury standards to not only attract well-to-do families from Santa Domingo but also foreign investment and travelers looking for short and long term rentals. The beach is amazing with soft fine white sand that you can walk barefoot along for over 5 km (even longer at low-tide). Security is an important element with staff at the entrances as well as positioned all over the beach. During the week it's relatively quiet with way more lounges, chairs, and daybeds than residents. On weekends and holidays it gets much more busy with owners and guests taking advantage of the ocean, children's playground, enormous pools, Gym, games room, and onsite outdoor restaurant and bar. There are many good restaurants within easy walking distance and even more a short distance away. Groceries can be found at two nearby smaller shops or at larger stores with better prices in San Pedro or Boca Chica. Over the winter months, there were many Canadian and American guests staying at the condo complex who were friendly and shared information that helped make our stay even more enjoyable.

Melvin, the owner of the condo apartment, was very easy to deal with and contact during our stay. From the beginning when we had many questions he responded quickly and made it easy for us to arrange for our deposit, pay the remaining balance, and settle the charges related to our electrical usage. He contacted us to see how we were doing from time-to-time and to ensure that all was going well. When we accidently broke an expensive wine glass and a small plate he told us not to worry about replacing them. He also allowed us to stay an extra day at no additional charge when our departure plans changed.

We highly recommend Melvin’s condo apartment and the Juan Dolio Marbella beach location.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great review and great people! Thanks a lot, Joe and Silvie!
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seem like a beutiful properly

  • 1 of 5

a couple days ago I reached Melvin Pena the property owner to mention I send him a message. He mentioned the days where available and suggested I send him the payment to his personal account. I mentioned I had already process the payment in the Home away from home website. I advised I was waiting on him to approve. Melvin who has been very responsive became unresponsive claiming he was out of town. He then reached back and mentioned the apartment was already taken by someone else as he had difficulties retrieving the payment from Home Away From Home. Please be mindful prior to booking properties at this website as some home owners like Melvin may seem to have issue retrieving payments asking to send to them directly. Melvin seems like nice person but I preferred using the website a instructed however that did not work out.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Icely. I am very sorry about your bad experience during the payment process. Some months before your reservation, Homeaway didn't allow online payments for owners in the Dominican Republic. Now, they do and the client can pay and do a preliminar reservation. Of course, the owner can accept or decline it, but I didn't know how to deal with the new process. Unfortunately, meanwhile I explored it, your reservation expired and another client took the apartment, given the fact the period you requested was a peak season (Easter). I beg your pardon again.
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5

Just Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We arrived Just for New Years Eve, and it was just wonderful to see, fireworks and all the activities. We totally loved the beach and the pools. We found it easy to go grocery shopping by taxi, only 10 minute drive. There are so many restaurants out front the condo and can go for a long walk and find more. Many places to go on walks as well. The condo itself is so well equipped with bedding, towels and kitchen stuff. Everything was also in well working order. It is a very nice condo, with a very nice view.

Melvin, the owner was so great to deal with, that it really made our stay so wonderful. We hope again to return as it is one of our favorite places we have visited. Thank you so much .

Eric and Theresa Canada

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Theresa and Eric, for your beautiful review. It was a real pleasure to meet you and have in my house as guests. You are a lovely couple! Juan Dolio is becoming increasingly a more interesting destination, with new activities for visitors while retaining its traditional peaceful atmosphere. I hope you repeat your visit to the Dominican Republic and I hope to visit you in Canada. Best regards, Melvin
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Santo Domingo
5

Perfect place for relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spend last holiday weekend in this apartment, it has nice decoration as shown in the pictures.

We found everything we need it, as towels, cookware, wifi, tv with cable service, central air condition system etc. The place was very clean too.

It has beautiful beach front view, pools, restaurant , gym ect

We received a very special customer service from the owner and his assistant.

Marbella is a very good place to stay and you will find very nice restaurants near in Juan Dolio Beach area to go out for a lunch or dinner.

I recommend this Apartment in Marbella Juan Dolio Beach , Dominican Republic to spend a special vacation or weekend.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! It was a pleasure being your host!
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New York City
5

Convenient Location, Beautiful Apt

  • 5 of 5

Juan Dolio might not be the most beautiful beach in all of DR, but it is very convenient to the capital and to SDQ and was therefore the perfect location for us for a very quick stay. Melvin's apartment is beautifully decorated and exactly as the pictures portray it and the Marbella complex was very nice. Marie, his assistant, was very prompt in her communications and helpful in answering any and all questions we had. She made the entire stay very convenient for us. If you're looking in Juan Dolio, you cannot go wrong with this rental.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vanessa: Thank you so much for your nice review. We are so happy to know you enjoyed your visit to Santo Domingo and a relax time at the apartment in Marbella. Best wishes: Melvin Peña
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United States
5

Wouldn't Have Wanted to be Anywhere Else

  • 5 of 5

We took a chance on booking this property. At the time there weren't many reviews. From beginning to end, we have nothing but terrific things to say both about the property & the owner, Melvin & his assistant, Marie. The pictures speak for themselves, the property is gorgeous, decorated with local art tastefully displayed everywhere. The apartment is so open it almost reminds me of a lanai in Hawaii. You feel one with nature. Four of us were there for 12 days and didn't want to leave. If you book be sure & visit the Jumbo Grocery in the adjoining town. The prices are similar to what are available here in the US, but the fruits & vegetables are much more fresh. We enjoyed fresh pineapple, banana pina coladas made using the apartment blender every day.

Evening comes and the views out the apartment balcony are gorgeous. Soft palm trees are silhouetted against the ocean, the beautiful pool in the forefront. This complex has two twin pools & one of the pools is right in front of your unit. Soft breezes flow through the apartment all day long this time of the year & we didn't feel the need to turn on the air conditioning, not even once. It is there if needed though which is comforting.

In case you don't want to cook, there are several restaurants right across & down the street. We had a car & used parking provided at the unit & drove everywhere. And yes, the driving is crazy. There is so much to do I can't begin to list what is available.

One day we toured Santo Domingo & met up with Melvin & Marie for coffee. My sister said it best about Melvin, "What a charmer". We snorkeled, went diving and hiked in Bayshibe. Went to Carnival in Punta Cana, went whale watching on the Samana Bay, went to a national park south of the Samana Bay & of course took time to just relax at Marbella.

This is an owner owned property which means during the 12 days we were there, during the week, there was hardly anyone there except staff. We felt we had our own private place to enjoy. No jostling for chairs here. Just a peaceful, beautiful environment to enjoy. The weekends had a few more people, but again just a handful.

I can't say enough about this place & the Dominican people in general. Unlike many places in the Caribbean, we noticed no one who had a attitude, other than to be helpful & pleasant. You won't be disappointed if you choose to stay here.

We liked them so much we have invited them to come & stay with us, anytime. They feel like family.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Speechless, Dear Norma! Thanks a lot!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

US275 per night in Easter

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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