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Spacious Boutique Condo ('Mini Penthouse')-Ocean Views Cabarete Dom. Republic

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Modern fully finished large 1 bedroom air conditioned condo (called a 'Mini-Penthouse') a short 75 yards to a beautiful and deserted swimming beach. Enjoy the benefits of locating 1.5 miles from the center of the famous and eclectic Beach Front town of Cabarete, Domincan Republic. Condo can sleep 2 adults and a third adult or child-Unique second and third floor layout with an interior spiral staircase to a large Master Bedroom. The Condo is perched on the top 2nd and 3rd Floors so no noise above from neighbors and is the most secure and quiet of all the Condos in the Building.

James Dickinson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2017

About James Dickinson

I have travelled to the North Coast of the Dominican Republic now for over 15 years after spending other years searching for the my second home in the Caribbean. The constant cooling trade winds of the North Coast along with the friendly people of Cabarete, DR sold me on relocating here for my retirement years. I love Cabarete and the unspoiled beaches all along the North Coast. You will fall in love as well.

James Dickinson purchased this condo in 2009

Why James Dickinson chose Dominican Republic North Coast

This spacious 1 bedroom condo has fantastic Ocean views and the building's dedicated 75 yard path leads directly to a mostly deserted and expansive swimming beach. The Condo is a quick 20 minute drive from Puerto Plata's International airport (A short 1.5 hour flight from Miami) and is located 1.5 miles east of Cabarete. If you want the fun and excitement of the small and unique beach town of Cabarete with the tremendous weather of the North Coast and yet retire each night to the solitude of this condo with the only sound being the steady waves rolling into the close by beach, this is the place for your DR Adventure. This condo is the most private elevated corner 'mini penthouse' on the second and third floors in the building of only 10 units (no one above you). Our Bilingual Building Administrator will assist with your every request and transfers from and to POP Airport available on request for an extra charge.

What makes this condo unique

Spacious 1 bedroom 'mini penthouse' condo with two balconies and fantastic views of the Ocean and Beach, spanning the second and third floors with constant cooling North Coast Breezes-also drives away the bugs and keeps the sounds of the nearby surf wafting in.

Close to a mostly secluded swimming beach

Only 10 units in the whole building

Great staff on site and only minutes to the Center of Cabarete and a short 20 minute ride to the Puerto Plata Intnl Airport.

Experienced Bilingual Building Administrator to answer and assist you with any needs. Other staff on site as well to assist. Owner available to answer and guide potential guests prior to departure.


Cabarete Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Convenient second half bath with sink, toilet and mirror
  • Full Bath with shower, sink, mirror and storage en suite to Master Bath; Second Half Bath with toilet, sink and mirror on lower level as well off living room
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), We purchased an air mattress which can sleep 1 adult or child.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Condo is run by a Bilingual Building Administrator who lives all year in the DR. The Head Maid and gardener are superb and receive compliments from all of our guests. This staff can arrange for a safe and reliable cabbie to be on call for you. I can arrange for car rental from a trusted rental company who will deliver the car to you at the airport upon arrival or to the Condo itself and provide free airport shuttles.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Spacious Boutique Condo ('Mini Penthouse')-Ocean Views Cabarete Dom. Republic
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Montréal, Quebec , Canada

Very nice place , ocean view fully equipped with great neighbors :)

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to James and his wonderfull Cabarete Ocean view 2 floor condo,

We are living a month in heaven. My girlfriend, my newborn (4 months old Henri) and I are treated like friends here. Absolutely perfect. 

First, communication was A++. Very precise and detailed responses from James.

Second,  the pictures are exact, with the one exception that we are actually closer to the beach than we expected.  You can definitely hear the waves and feel the breeze coming from the ocean.


Nice one bedroom with a bathroom and an extra sunny room to chill, read or just look at the ocean. The living area has a second half bathroom and a large balcony. It is very nice in the morning to see the sun come up while you plan for the day. You can surf good waves right in front of the building, for beginners it is a 5 minute walk away.

It is very clean and the staff has been cleaning the property non-stop.

James is awesome, he is new to Airbnb but he will have many fans soon :)

He arranged for someone to pick us up at the airport (POP is 20 minutes away). Since we arrived late, he managed to have a nice big papaya waiting on the counter, juice, cold water and coffee for us.

The next morning he took us around town and showed us the key points of interest, very useful when you are new in town.

For the rest all the staff here are very friendly and not intrusive. Cabarete is 5km away, it is a nice walk along the beach or a quick mototaxi ride.

It is a quiet neighborhood and very safe for everybody.

The pool is just cute and so refreshing. The weather has been just good for us :))

I strongly recommend the place, there is a lot to do and see. I recommend renting a car as well to visit neighbouring towns and drive along the coast. Be advised that the driving is scary but you'll find great spots and since you are 5km from a town you won't always want to walk. Ask james for the rental.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ferd and Marie Lise: It was absolutely wonderful having you here. You dove right into many of the local sights and activities. Marie's laughter was a joy to hear and inspire. Thanks for staying with us and the entire Staff have asked about your return and all say please come back soon. James Dickinson James Dickinson
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Winnipeg, MB Canada

Cabarete Charm!

  • 5 of 5

Upon deciding on the Dominican Republic once again for our winter break, we chose Cabarete for the cooling breezes. While I love the heat my husband doesn't fare as well, so we felt Cabarete would be the best of both worlds. We contacted the owner and to our delight he responded very quickly! Between multiple emails and conversations he was very helpful and provided invaluable information about the condo, beaches, restaurants, and transportation as well as info on the towns Cabarete and Sosua. Impressively, he even vacated his own condo, taking another during the time our stay at Serenity del Sol overlapped! As we split a car rental during that time, he was gracious enough to pick us up upon airport arrival as well. He was also very attentive to issues when they arose, addressing them immediately. The condo itself is very comfortable, perfect for a couple, tastefully decorated and I'd say the best view and location within the 10 unit complex. There is a great view of the ocean from just about every window! The complex itself is set back a tad, however has it's own private, short and well maintained walkway directly to the unobstructed beachfront. Wonderful walking beach...long, easy to walk and, as typically walk alone, I always felt safe. This was important for me as I love my daily beach walks!!! There are always waves, making it better for certain water sports and not so much for either swimming or just relaxing on the beach. As afore mentioned, we loved being in the mini-penthouse which is located on the end of the building, there are no condos above, making it very quiet and giving the main floor balcony privacy. This unit is also on the better end of the complex for both views and breezes! Having a bathroom on both floors is an absolute plus. The pool, BBQ and courtyard are well maintained and secluded for privacy and a break from some of the stronger winds we experienced. The staff here at Serenity are absolutely wonderful! You won't find friendlier staff anywhere and they are quick to respond to any need or request, wanting to make your stay comfortable and memorable. You will need a car or motorcycle go get into either Cabarete or Sosua as it is located on the outskirts of Cabarete. There is grocery shopping in both towns, however we preferred a grocery store in Sosua, where there is a great meat market for all your BBQ'ing needs.

Happy vacationing!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Maureen & Bruce: Thanks so much for choosing our Condo for your Cabarete experience.The Staff has indicated you folks were a real joy to have at the Condo. Please come again next year.
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Excellent vacation rental with peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

I had the privilege to stay at this rental for 2 months, and am happy to write this positive review for your consideration. The suite is in excellent condition, with all amenities available, as well as, fully equipped. It should be noted that there are in fact two bathrooms (not one) and that there is a fully functional gas stove and oven (not seen in pictures). That said the condo is tastefully decorated, clean and exactly as depicted in the photos. Jim has been an excellent host. Speaking with him has been a pleasure and he is incredibly helpful and accommodating. The unit is among 10 other units in a well-maintained building which has three full-time staff members and night-time security (status-quo for the area). The building staff are very helpful as well. All of your needs will be looked after including bottled water, cleaning and laundry services. The area is quite a bit out of town (5-10min), you must have transportation. But that said, being away from the city center may be just what you are looking for. The ocean is in plain view, obstructed by a few trees, but is less than a hundred meters away – the surf is easily heard crashing on the beach. If you are looking for a place that is out of the way, and wish to relax without the hustle and bustle of town (which you can easily get to by car, taxi, motorcycle)…I highly recommend this location for your stay in Cabarete.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mike for the review...You have been a fabulous Guest and we appreciate the care you have shown to our second home. Although we are just outside Cabarete... the trip by car is actually less than 5 minutes from the center of Cabarete to the door of the Condo. Thanks for staying with us...
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Blenheim,On, CANADA

1 Bedroom Ocean View condo,Cabarete, Dom. RepublicRental#424486

  • 5 of 5

The condo is very clean and well- maintained. Very nice beach; close to many good restaurants and the staffs are friendly and very helpful!We stayed four months and the year before and we plan on coming back again.Lots of sport activities nearby.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Harry & Roae You were delightful and we wish to thank you for the care you showed to our second home for 4 months. We are anxious to have you back next year.
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dallas, TX, US

Beautiful Condo!

  • 5 of 5

Highly suggested!!!

My boyfriend and I stayed in this cute little condo for a month, and we really liked it. It very tastefully decorated and has amazing views. I loved that while I was taking a shower I could look at the ocean and the palm trees. It had everything you can possibly need. The owner was also very helpful and accommodating. The staff was also very nice and helpful. An overall good experience. The only thing, a car is needed!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Mel Thanks for staying with us and glad you enjoyed the Condo. We appreciated your excellent care of our second home while you were with us.
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Quiet getaway close to Cabarete

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed this secluded condo very much. The description is accurate and the owner is very helpful and quick in communicating.

This unit is on the first floor of a small 10 (or so) unit building that is off the main highway about 5 minutes. It was very quiet when we were there as no one else was in any of the other units. This may make some people nervous, but we enjoyed the privacy and the day staff of the gardener and maid were friendly and so was the night-time security guard. We felt safe the entire time.

The ocean is hard to see from this unit since it is on the first floor (although it is elevated about 6 feet above ground level in the back) but as noted in the description there is private access to the beach that is only a short walk (75 yards or so). Go up the stairs off the building and the ocean is easy to see from the stair landings.

Inside, the condo is well furnished with everything that is needed including a kitchen full of utensils, plates, glasses, etc. There are two ceiling fans and a couple of floor fans as well. The living room has a TV and DVD player and the bedroom had a TV with satellite connection. The bathroom is modern and very clean. The bed was comfy and there were extra pillows. Everything was very clean.

There is air conditioning, but only in the bedroom, not in the living area or kitchen. We were fine with that because of the cool sea breeze and the fans, but is something to be aware of.

There is wifi internet. The speeds weren't stellar but pretty average for the Dominican Republic in my experience. Somewhere around 2 or 3 mb/sec download when we were there.

Cabarete is about 5 minutes down the highway by car, so you'll need some kind of transportation if you want go into town. Public transportation is available on the highway and there are plenty of taxis and moto-taxis in the area too. We had our motorcycle and I felt safe having it parked at the condo.

Overall, it was a great deal and well worth the value.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the Condo. We have traded the unit you booked for a "Mini-Penthouse" second and third floor unit so our unit is no longer on the ground floor. You were there in the Low season and there are more guests in the units starting in December through April, although never crowded.
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Rates & Availability

Cabarete Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
May 15 - Oct 31
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45

Low season rates are $70.00 per night from 15 May to 31 October each year. High Season rates are $125.00 per night from 1 Nov to 14 May each year. Low season monthly rental of $850.00 per month. All low season and long term rentals have an add on electrical surcharge to cover the use of the air conditioner (not needed in high season with stays of 2 weeks or less) and a one-time cleaning fee-$35.00

Payment of all rents must be paid in advance and collected into Owners bank before occupancy. The only exception to this are long term renters of 4 or more months.

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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Puerto Plata
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several Golf Courses close-see Playa Grande
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Walk to several restaurants with others close by
Car: recommended

Fully furnished 1 bedroom 'Boutique Mini Penthouse' in serene and quiet Condo Project a short 75 yards to a deserted swimming beach and only 1.5 miles from the Center of Cabarete, Dominican Republic-A short 20 minute ride from Puerto Plata Airport-Small 10 unit condo building provides quiet rest and a mere 1.5 miles to the quaint and famous Beach Town of Cabarete. Fantastic Ocean views from a two level second and third floor unique floor plan-Security service and great on site Staff. The Condo is perched on the top 2nd and 3rd Floors so no noise above from neighbors and is the most secure and quiet of all the Condos in the Building.


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