Large One Bedroom Close To The Ocean. High Speed WiFi. Maid service available.
- english, french, spanish, italian
About PAOLO CERULLI
I like travelling. I visited many countries not only as a tourist. Nowadays I spend my life between Italy and Dominican Republic. I love both Caribbean and Mediterranean sea. I'm fond of sailing and water sports. People say I'm open minded, sincere and reliable. I wish to help you enjoying a pleasant vacation. My motto is: "Bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria".
PAOLO CERULLI purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why PAOLO CERULLI chose El Batey
This island, located right in the center of the Caribbean, thanks to its strategic location, has become a perfect destination for tourists and visitors. It offers a wide variety of natural, geographic, cultural, and tourist attractions, which makes it the ideal choice for a vacation or a second home. I chose to buy this property because of its position so close to town but still in a wonderfully secluded spot with a beautiful beach and lush tropical vegetation. Sosùa international community, which includes Germans, English, French, Americans, and Canadians, has contributed to the development of this region. Sosúa boasts many international restaurants, well-known hotels, cafés, internationally recognized schools and is located close to many other tourist attractions in this area. Its beaches and its bay invite you to enjoy water sports, such as snorkeling and diving among the coral reefs with their tropical fish in the endless turquoise waters of the Atlantic. The combination of friendly Dominicans, lively Latin culture, expatriates, beautiful beaches, and unspoiled countryside makes Sosùa one of the most fun and fascinating places in the Caribbean to vacation. Sosúa is a small paradise which offers you everything in one place!
What makes this Apartment unique
I fell in love with my home because of its large, comfortable spaces, the beautiful gardens, the well equipped oceanfront area with the bar and infinity pool, the reef rich in colorful fishes only a short swim away, and the closeness to downtown.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - MAX OCCUPANCY IS TWO PERSONSMAX OCCUPANCY IS TWO PERSONS
No pets - pets not allowedpets not allowed
No smoking - non smoking onlynon smoking only
Max guests: 2
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
an unforgettable spot on our vacation map....
Travelling is the best way of education...You meet different people, make new friends, discover amazing natural wonders, experience
various cultures, cities, cuisines...If you really like it somewhere, you
return one more time...However if you fall in love with a certain place,
you cannot help yourself and keep coming back repeatedly...That is
what had happened to me and my husband many years ago in the
Dominican Republic and Sosua in particular...We had stayed in several
different places and hotels overthere before finding the perfect one:
an Infinity Blu apartment owned by Paolo & Alina, the most pleasant
couple and ultimate hosts one can ever meet...Their place is simply
perfect and must satisfy even the most discriminating client : modern,
tastefully furnished, sparkling clean and regularly maintained, equipped with everything you may need even for an extended stay,
including full kitchen, AC, washing machine, cable TV, a strong private
wifi signal, a spacious shaded balcony, etc. The place is safe, gated and guarded 24/7...You overlook gorgeous tropical garden with a huge
swimming pool and a short walk to another one situated at the oceanfront...Everything outside the resort is within walking distance,
no need to rent a car: two big supermarkets, restaurants, bars, pubs,
beaches, all other services...If you have any questions or need assistance Paolo and Alina are just a phone call away, always ready to help...In general I do not like to exaggerate, but in this case it is
practically impossible to find something spoiling our complete and
full satisfaction..Quite on the contrary: If I could I would award this
place with many more than just five stars!
Thank you, Dana, for the detailed review. It has been a pleasure hosting you and your husband. Our highest satisfaction is our guests' appreciation.
We look forward to welcoming you again.
Becoming our second home....
The world is full of diverse beauty and one should try to discover , enjoy and appreciate as much as possible during our short lifetime...If you happen to find a place on this globe you fall in love with so deeply that you cannot stop coming back every year you can call yourself extremely fortunate - like me and my wife Dana...
If Sosua is a sweet spot on the map of the DR and Infinity Blu
provides the best accommodation in town, then this apartment owned by Paolo & Alina is the ultimate icing on
the very tasteful cake...Even the most demanding and spoilt
client will find everything he may be looking for at this superb
vacation destination: safety, privacy, comfort, cleanliness,
two swimming pools in the gorgeous garden and at the ocean front, dining options, two big supermarkets and
other services, etc...
In case you are missing anything Paolo and Alina will help
you immediately far beyond your expectations always trying
to improve their property and service to the absolute perfection.../ just for example: since our previous visit last
April they installed a brand new washing machine, a huge
wall mirror and a nice library of books.../
It's becoming tougher to leave this heavenly place and hospitable hosts every year going home but the vision of repeated returns makes sad adios much more bearable...
Josef & Dana
We try our best to let our guests enjoy a pleasant, carefree vacation. Our goal is to improve the apartments we manage according to our guests' requests.
Our best satisfaction is receiving a review like this one. Property management is not only our job, is our passion.
Thank you, Joseph & Dana, for being such beautiful guests and friends.
An amazing sanctuary !!!
Having travelled around the whole globe several times - looking for
places to come back during our golden years - we had discovered just
a few places meeting our high demands and expectations: some
Caribbean islands /visited 27 of them /, several spots in Mexico and
Thailand and not many more...It may sound strange to someone but
Sosua is definitely among our top 5... We had tested quite a number of
various accommodations in this Dominican paradise before finding
Infinity Blue and the apartment owned by Paolo and Alina...A huge piece
of luck simplifying our decisions for the years to come...Why? Because
we do not / and will not/ have to be looking for something else anymore...
Their place is simply perfect, no need to describe all the amenities
/ all the pictures on this website depict the reality/ providing everything
one may need for a short stay or an extended vacation...If you happen to be picky and find a missing item you contact Paolo and anything is
addressed in a matter of minutes....There is no comparison to this
ultimate pair of hosts constantly trying to improve their unparalleled
service to their clients...They are uniquely charming, pleasant and
dedicated without equal...
It would not be fair to other potential guests not to mention a very
unusual event that had occurred earlier this March when the incredible
forces of Mother Nature took away the sands of Playa Imbert robbing the
adjancent resorts of the semiprivate beach...Inspite of an obvious disappointment one must admire the immediate response and positive attitude of the owners' association headed by our determined Paolo...
Even though they hope some of the sand will get back eventually
they took a very active action to revitalise the damaged waterfront area,
rebuilding the walls, putting in a new lawn and constructing a safe
entry into the ocean offering the best swimming and snorkeling on
the north coastline of the whole Hispanola..
The overall value of this tropical oasis has been hit but remains supreme
and superior to others...The location in town is ideal, you do not need
a car, everything / supermarkets, pubs, bars, beaches, alll the
services/ is withing walking distance...It is totally safe, gated, guarded...
You live in the middle of a lush botanical garden with an enormous
swimming pool /with another infinite one by the sea/, your utterly
private balcony provides views , shade and constant breeze /why to
Can't continue, come and see yourself, Josef
Thank you, Joseph, for the time you spent to write this thorough and exhaustive review. It will really help future travelers in their choice. Thank you also for the nice compliments towards us, we really appreciate. It is a great satisfaction when we succeed in providing a good experience to our guests. I must add that has been a pleasure having such good guests like you. We know you will come again and we already look forward to welcoming you.
NO beach was a huge disappointment
Let me start by mentioning that i cannot fault my hosts for acts of nature. Shortly before my stay storms stripped away all the sand on the private beach leaving very jagged coral. During these storms the infiniti pool was badly damaged and being repaired. The private beach was the only reason i booked at this facility and paid the additional cost. Ive been to this area many times and stayed at comparable facilities for 30-40% less. Sadly i cannot post images to reflect what it actually left of the beach but there is nothing left and there is substantial erosion of the property as per long time inhabitants i met. Only Mother nature knows when the sands will be restored so govern yourself accordingly. I am rather disappointed that the ad for the facility and the daily rates have not been adjusted to reflect the actual circumstance at the facility. Perhaps its being divulged at the time of booking.
Dear Mark, we are sorry for your review. Of course, we regret that, as you state, shortly before your stay a strong storm hit the Atlantic Coast with a wave surge and heavy rains so that Sosùa was all flooded and the properties on the shore have been heavily damaged. As you admit yourself we cannot be taken responsible for the acts of nature. You fail to say that we informed you of the disaster and the rental rate had been adjusted accordingly. As we did with you, we have informed all our future clients that we don't have anymore a private beach at the moment and the closest beach is just five minutes walk away from the complex.
In spite of the temporary loss of our private beach and the damage to the infinity pool on the beach, our complex features beautiful gardens and one more big pool right in the middle of the property. Besides that our unit is perfectly equipped and nicely decorated. You enjoyed the comfort of the apartment, the cable with international channels, the high-speed internet, the AC at a much lower rate than the usual rate we charge.
We are very sorry for your disappointment. We are happy when our clients enjoy a good time in our properties, we understand that there is a big expectation for the time of vacation and relax and always try to do our best to supply our guests with a great experience. We regret that this time we didn't succeed even if not for our fault.
Best location in Sosua!
This apartment is exactly as described. But there are two things I would share that are not adequately covered in the description.
First, the owners are the best we've encountered during our 4 years of full time travel. They were easy to communicate with from the time we inquired. They met us at check in with a very warm welcome. They provided a tour of the property, gave us recommendations, and answered all of our questions. They even provided us with fruit, pastries, and juice for breakfast! Throughout our stay, they were always available. We can't say enough good things about Paolo and Ally.
Second, the location is spectacular! The complex has lush landscaping. The pools are well-maintained. The infinity pool has the most amazing sunset view. The private beach is by far the most beautiful beach in Sosua and one of the prettiest in all of the DR. You can swim a short distance for excellent snorkeling just off the shore. The water is calm, perfect for floating and swimming. We spent most of our time lounging at the pool and the shady area above the beach. But you can walk to anywhere in Sosua from the apartment. There are two great supermarkets nearby.
The price and location of this apartment make it ideal for anyone visiting Sosua.
Thank you very much for your nice words and for the detailed review.
Meeting you guys has been a pleasure for us too.
We are happy when our guests are satisfied with their choice and enjoy a pleasant stay at our place. We do our job with passion and like to cuddle our guests. Your satisfaction is our satisfaction!
Thanks again and hope to see you again soon.
Located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, between white beaches and blue waters, Sosúa is one of the most attractive places near Puerto Plata, with a large European and American population who, for three decades, have considered it the best tourist destination.
Sosua is a Spanish-Caribbean town full of life. Three powdery white beaches invite bathing and various water sports in the turquoise-blue sea. Beautiful coral reefs lie just offshore and provide an impressive underwater habitat. The corals and colorful tropical fish can provide hours of entertainment for snorkeling and scuba diving.
The combination of friendly Dominicans, lively Latin culture, expatriates, beautiful beaches and unspoiled countryside makes Sosùa one of the most fun and fascinating places in the Caribbean to vacation.
In Sosùa you can find International restaurants from all over the world, bars, discos, shops and supermarkets, a lively nightlife and the beautiful nature of North Coast.
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