1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Sleeps. Big terrace in the front with pool view.
- english, german, spanish
About Michael Hahn
We are a German, Dominican couple with 2 teenage daughters. We both have a touristic background and we enjoy hosting people from all over the world. We live on the property since 17 years and we provide you with useful information to explore the area.
Michael Hahn purchased this Apartment in 1998
Why Michael Hahn chose Costambar
We have chosen this location because we wanted to live in a safe place, close to town but quiet and next to a beautiful beach. We enjoy living in a international community and having all the ammenities in walking distance.
What makes this Apartment unique
We have one of the nicest tropical gardens in Costambar. I like walking a view steps to the beach in the morning and having the whole beach just for myself. Relaxing on the roof top terrace and enjoying the ocean view is just another unique benefit of our property.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:30 PM
only on the terrace
one child could share the same queen size bed.
The pool area is exclusive for our in-house guests, visitors are allowed only on request.
We expect our guest to talk softly on open terraces especially in the evening to avoid disturbing other guests.
Latest Check In until 10.00pm in the evening
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We had a great stay at this VRBO. This quiet property was beautiful and clean.The host and hostess were so friendly. The only drawback that I had was that the internet was spotty. This property was a three minute walk to the beach. The beach was a great swimming beach but wasn't good for snorkeling or surfing. It also wasn't as clean as a resort beach would be. There is a grocery store and one restaurant in walking distance, but you really need a car or taxi to get into Puerto Plata for more variety. If you are looking for a resort type trip this isn't the place for you, but if you are looking to experience Dominican Republic as the locals do you will love this place. This is why we loved it. We would go back in a heartbeat. Michael also suggested we go to the waterfalls and that was the highlight of our trip. Thank you for such a wonderful stay. We loved it.
Muggy and Cold
The accommodations have so many issues as does the availability of the owners.
The doors don't close, the ceiling fan in the bedroom is so off balance, the living area needs air conditioning. Internet can't reach the bedroom and is very spotty in the living room. You pretty much have to go outside to be connected. No attention to detail, just too many issues.
Owners were often unavailable, and were not friendly.
Dear Tom T.
We regret that your stay with us was not to your satisfaction, nevertheless I consider it as unfair not mentioning any of the reported issues already during your stay and giving us the chance to act immediately. For example, we do have an additional portable WIFI which we could have given you to improve the WIFI connection in the bedroom. All our doors are closing but if one is not closing smooth enough we could have fixed it immediately. Our unit is advertised as AC in the bedroom but not in the Living Room. We live on the property and we are available for the gusts every day. We even waited for you on the arrival day until 1.00am in the morning as you mixed up the arrival airports.
Garden of Paradise, and everything within eight minutes' walk.
We spent 8 nights at the Hahns' Casa Tropical. Michael and Bertha were very friendly and took care of everything we needed or asked for. They speak German, Spanish, English and maybe a few more languages. Our apartment was spacious, clean and comfortable. The casa is peaceful all day, and quiet at night, which we prefer. The pool is clean and refreshing, and gets good sun most of the day. Meals on the balcony provided a nice opportunity to mix with our neighbors and enjoy the lush tropical landscaping (plenty of room to eat in the apartment if you prefer privacy). Michael's suggestions on restaurants, shopping, activities and attractions were all very helpful, and he got us a nice discount on a group tour to one attraction. Most activities we did on our own, having rented a car. No problem parking on the street in front of the Casa Tropical. Driving in the DR demands full attention and high situational awareness. I'm used to US East Coast urban traffic, but the DR definitely steps up the game. The motos (small motorcycles and scooters used to transport individuals, entire families, an array of cargo including building supplies, 40 lb propane tanks, lumber, live chickens, and fare-paying riders) are everywhere from all directions. Taxis, vans and buses are cheap, and probably the better choice for most Norteamericanos.
No need to drive if you don't want to. Inside the gated community of Costambar is a nice beach, although a drive of an hour or more will get you to some nicer ones. There is a country club, which has monthly membership ($30) which allows affordable golf, pool, tennis and fitness center. Also in Costambar is Spa Maria, where I got a good massage while my wife got a pedicure and manicure. Jenny Supermarket sells most of what you would need. Four restaurants on the beach and several more between Hahns' and the gate. Everything within eight minute's walk. If we stay again in the Puerto Plata area, we would stay in Costambar, and if we stay in Costambar, it would be with the Hahns.
Thanks a lot for your detailed review. We are very happy to hear that you liked our place and you are most welcome to visit us again.
A hidden gem
We stayed here for only a week but enjoyed it very much. The house is partially hidden in a garden oasis. The tropical plants on the property are beautiful . Sitting around the pool , under the canopy is a great place to relax. We had the apartment with a full kitchen, dining area, spacious bathroom and bedroom. The kitchen was fully equipped and it would be easy to stay there for a month and cook all your meals. We ate our breakfast on the patio overlooking the garden and pool. Everything was well maintained and clean. The beach was a 3 minute walk and you could hear the roar of the waves from the house. Plenty of places on the beach for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Stop by Skippers for a Presidente. A great place to stay.
Very hospitable, beautiful private property, close to the beach
Beautiful quiet garden and home, minutes from the beach. Very hospitable family.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to write a review. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to host you again at our property.
Michael and family
Fun in the sun...Home away from home
Thank you Michael & Beata for 2 months here in Costambar. We enjoyed our stay here.Hope to see you again.
The gated beach front community of Costambar is ideally located between the town of Puerto Plata and Ocean World at Cofresi. The historical center of Puerto Plata can be reached by public transport from the Costambar entrance gate or by taxi in 5 minutes. Sosua and Cabarete is just a 40 minutes drive away. The cable car to Mount Isabel and the little National Park on the top is worth visiting.