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Jean or Andrew

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Luxurious 2 Bedroom Condo Directly on Punta Cana's Most Beautiful Private Beach

60 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Punta Cana Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo 2 Bedroom + Sofa Bed, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 7

Consider our piece of paradise, your piece of paradise. My name is Jean, and my husband Andrew and we happily invite you to enjoy our quiet, secluded, Caribbean getaway condo nothing like the common tourist resorts and packaged experiences.

As featured on House Hunters International, our roomy second floor condo is perched just above the beach, the ocean's edge murmuring less than three hundred feet from your private terrace. This is the real Caribbean, the real Dominican Republic: casually, easily enchanting. Perfect. Dreamlike. No need for anything loud or over the top. The beach and the breeze are more than enough.

Nevertheless, our apartment is new, tasteful and lovely, with all the comforts you might expect at a high end resort, but without all the people or puffery. It has two delightful master suites, each laid out to best capture the magic the Caribbean delivers day and night. One has a king size bed and the second suite has two queen size beds. The couch pulls out to a comfortable queen size bed.

Wake up in the morning and enjoy a sleepy, unobstructed, unpopulated view of Caribbean paradise. Sleep with your terrace door open and feel the ocean breeze through the screen. Listen to the lulling ocean waves breaking on the beach. Live simply. Dream. Be.

In the evening, enjoy a cocktail on your private terrace. It's wonderfully appointed and roomy, and nobody would blame you for just sleeping there, right above your beach. Relax in a magnificent and expansive infinity pool. Gaze at the star-filled sky and take a stroll on the white sand of your private Caribbean beach. By the pool there are comfy lounge chairs, beach lounge chairs and palapas. Everything you could want. Nothing more.

In the daytime, watch your children play in the sand or in the shallow children’s pool. Beach toys are happily provided. Lounge by the pool and sip fresh coconut juice with a view of the beach and Ocean or enjoy your own private indoor Jacuzzi, which magically has a perfect view of your beach.

Whatever time of day you choose to walk out to the beach, you'll never encounter more than a handful of people. You'll never have to jockey to claim a chair for the day or sit chair-to-hair with dozens of tourists. This private, groomed, palm-topped beach is wonderfully your own.

The condo is a 20-30 minute, scenic ride from the airport, away from the hustle and bustle of Bavaro - but close enough to drive. Or you can phone our on-site manager and arrange an airport pick up and rental car at competitive rates. Alternatively, you can take a taxi in the evening if you want to go to a club or casino.

This is a gated community with 24/7 security ensuring privacy and safety. Regardless of how you get there, you will be warmly greeted!

From your door, you're within walking distance of 2 local restaurants, 2 gift shops filled with works from local artisans, and you are right around the corner from a convenience store with groceries and ATM. Your own on-site concierge can also arrange for authentic food to be cooked in your kitchen by a local chef at a very reasonable price. It's an experience you'll never forget.

The apartment has everything you could want: 600 thread-count linens, spa-quality towels, free, high speed internet access, a phone available with free calls to the US and Canada, a cell phone with $20US prepaid minutes that you can travel with, stereo/CD player, ipod port, DVD, large flat screen TV, DVR, a fully equipped kitchen, water dispenser and door-to-door delivery of bottled water, dishwasher, washer and dryer, microwave, convection oven, George Foreman grill outside and inside, games, cards, books, and much more.

And if you start to think you might just melt away for over-relaxation, all manner of activities can be arranged on-site: golfing, snorkeling, dune buggies, massage, windsurfing, glass bottom boat, para-sailing, fishing, ultra-lite flights, horseback riding on the beach, 4-wheeling, swimming with dolphins, a trip to a large and brand new supermarket, shopping trips and more. ??You will be dealing directly with us, the owners (Andrew and Jean), for all of your booking needs. We have enjoyed the condo many times and are happily prepared to answer any of your questions. Whatever we cannot answer, we will quickly find the answer.

Once you arrive at the condo, we'll be available to help with any questions you might have, as will our on-site property manager.

We'd love for you to experience and enjoy the real Caribbean the way that we do, and we've done everything possible to create a space where that can't help but happen. So hurry down. We promise: you'll never be the same.

Keywords: Located in Uvero Alto, Punta Cana, Private Beach, Safe beach condo, Quiet beach, High-end, Exclusive, Home away from home, Gated Community, Villa Condominium tropical Dominican Republic.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jean or Andrew (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Jean or Andrew

We are the condo owners, live in Texas and are excited to share our beautiful, comfortable, magical place with you. We took our time furnishing this condo and focused on the small details that make it extra comfortable like pillows, beds, towels, etc. We have stayed in it many times and have furnished it based on our own needs during rain and shine. We love to cook so the kitchen is furnished with state of the art appliances and most everything you need to cook a delicious meal. We have traveled all over the world and this place continues to call us back. We hope you enjoy it!

Jean or Andrew purchased this condo in 2012

Why Jean or Andrew chose Punta Cana

We chose this property after looking at many properties in this area. We kept coming back to this condo and just fell in love with it. It is a magical place to unwind and relax. Since we are worldwide travelers, we have had the opportunity to compare it with lots of other places. On a scale from 1 to 10, it is a 10 and that is part of the reason we bought it and love coming back. The other reason is the breathtaking scenery, beauty and friendliness.

What makes this condo unique

Relaxing, Private, People very friendly, Directly on white sand beach,Beautiful ocean view, coconut palms can be seen while you relax on the second floor terrace or walk on the beach. Good food nearby. A book in the condo lays out where to eat & what to do to choose from. A 'real' vacation for singles, marrieds or families.

This place has a private beach which is unusual for a popular vacation spot. There is a panoramic view of the turquoise ocean. Fully equipped apartment - kitchen with state of the art appliances, washer & dryer, big rooms decorated with real wood furniture and with an eye for detail. We loved the large, clean & beautiful infinity pool and hot tub in a colorful and fresh environment. Living room has comfortable couches as well as a comfortable & unusual 'cow chair' and ottoman since the owners are from Texas. A large flat screen TV is provided as well as a DVR, iPod speakers, telephone, internet, books and games. Buckets & scoops are provided for children to build sand castles. Master bath has large jacuzzi. Owners have stayed in the apartment many times & have added or changed things based on their own experience and comfort. Good food nearby and fabulous place for a moonlight stroll or early morning walk on the beach. Beautiful, comfortable terrace seating - great for a barbecue or relaxing with a cup of coffee while enjoying the scenery in a private setting.

Reviews

4.9
based on 60 traveler reviews

Luxurious 2 Bedroom Condo Directly on Punta Cana's Most Beautiful Private Beach
average rating of 4.9 based on 60 reviews
Dallas, TX
5

I HAVE NEVER BEEN TREATED QUITE SO ROYALLY!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time. Thank you for allowing us to lease your home for this past week. The staff here is the very best that I have ever experienced in all of the times that I have rented condos/homes when I vacation. We are not a couple who really likes vacationing in a hotel – I travel a tremendous amount for my job and spend much more time than I care to in them – hallways are one of my least favorite thing ever!

The condo was so very well appointed and a better location would be hard to come by.

The fabulous lady (‘Vita’) who made our dinner in the condo was absolutely magic! The place smelled magnificent and the dinner was truly enough food for more than 3 days….cannot say enough about her. Thank you so much for the recommendation and for having such a wonderful resource.

Thank you again for being a wonderful property owner from the perspective of keeping us informed. We rent condos/homes through VRBO/Home Away for nearly every vacation that we take and have for several years. I have never been treated quite so royally.

We told Marcia that we fully intend to come back – I will keep your contact information. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you soaked up every ounce of the beauty, splendor and fun this tropical gem has to offer. I enjoyed the emails while you were there. Your enthusiasm jumped off the page and made me want to jump on a plane. Thank you & please come back!
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4

A week of Tranquility

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed a week (7/3/16 thru 7/10/16) of bliss at Las Dunas. The Condo is quite large with furnishings that are a step above. The location is a bit off the beaten path - but it was exactly what we were looking for. We both work a hectic schedule and were looking for a place to recharge. The condo, the facilities and the location are first class. Its a 30 second stroll to the pool and an extra 30 seconds to the beach. The beach is pristine and secluded.

It takes a day or two to get accustomed to the use of bottled water - but you quickly get past it. We did have the traditional dinner prepared for us and highly recommend it. Do not waste your time and money at the Hard Rock. The seafood paradise place was just OK. We went to dinner at "Jellyfish". It was the finest meal and setting we've experienced in recent memory. Sorry we did not discover it sooner. The Grocery shopping is a must as I mentioned the location as being off the beaten path. Jean & Andrew were very helpful and accommodating. We have intentions of returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bill - I am glad that you and your wife had a good time and would consider coming back. You would certainly be welcome. Andrew and I both enjoyed your fantastic stories! Yes, it is unfortunate that the tap water on the entire Island is not safe. That was also an issue with me in the beginning but now I think it is part of the charm. Please do come back! Jean
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5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Jean & Andrew's condo is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax in paradise. The pictures are accurate...the view is breathtaking and the condo is wonderful. The complex in Uvero Alto is amazing..it is away from the craziness of the Bavaro beach area but still close enough to enjoy all the Dominican Republic has to offer. The condo is such a deal - to have a large 2 bedroom condo with full kitchen, balcony, 2.5 baths, washer/dryer, etc. - all in the privacy of a small condo complex instead of an overpriced hotel with tiny rooms! The beds were very comfortable and the entire condo is furnished nicely with everything you could need. Jean was incredibly responsive and helpful. They sent us tons of information on transportation, activities, restaurants, etc. We did not rent a car but instead paid the complex on-site manager pick us up at airport and take us to the grocery store on the way to condo. We stocked up for the 5 days and never had to leave the condo, which makes for a very relaxing vacation! The pool area and the beach were well taken care of and very private. We will absolutely be going back and recommend Jean & Andrew's condo.

If you are interested in a dune buggy adventure, we would highly recommend the company Fun Buggy. The buggies were way better than the metal pipe frame kind the other companies run. The owner, Kurt, is fantastic and has lived there for 25 years so he shares a lot about the history of the island and its industries (cigars, chocolate, rum, coffee, etc).

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled that you had a great time. You were absolutely a pleasure to work with...the perfect Guest...you made our job easy. Please come back!!
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5

Beautiful, comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

We will never go back to the resorts! It's so much better to have your own place. This apartment is spacious, comfortable, and has everything you need. It is right on the water, very quiet, and the pool is perfect. It has a lovely, large balcony. Jean, Andrew, and the staff at Las Dunas were wonderful. We will be back.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad your family had a nice time. Thank you for the kind review. It always makes us happy when our Guests expectations have been met especially when you arrive having already experienced an all-inclusive resort. That pretty much summed it up! As always, you were a pleasure to work with. Thank you! You are welcome back any time!!
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5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Jean and Andrew are the consummate hosts. They leave no detail unaddressed. The condo and property were just as Jean described it. You are only steps from the beautiful beach and the view from your private balcony is amazing! The beach is very private. You never have to worry about finding a beach chair; there are plenty to choose from. You can lay in the sun or move your chair into the shade of one of the many coconut trees on the beach. The snorkeling is good just a few yards directly out from the shore in front of the condo complex. The pool was very nice, and never crowded. The hot tub was not working while we were there, which was a little disappointing. There is some current construction on a new complex adjacent to Las Dunas. However, we really only heard any construction noise while we were at the pool, and it was not very distracting. Jean & Andrew's condo is very well appointed with beautiful, modern furnishings and every kitchen utensil you could imagine. We had 6 people in our party, and we were very comfortable. The Wi-Fi was very reliable (both in the condo and at the pool). Jean provides instructions (in amazing detail) regarding the condo as well as the surrounding area. We dined at two of her recommended restaurants, and we were NOT disappointed. Our favorite was Seafood Paradise, just a 10 minute walk up the beach. The open air setting right on the beach was amazing! They had some of the best seafood I have ever had. It was amazing. (They also had great fried chicken for the kids.) We ate there three different times...twice for dinner and once for breakfast. After dinner each time, it was dark when we were heading back to the condo. We used our cell phone flashlights, and to our amazement, the resident dog at Seafood Paradise (named Big Boy) escorted us back to our room at Las Dunas. Rafael, the owner of Seafood Paradise, said Big Boy often provides Las Dunas residents an escort back after dinner. What service! We had a rental car and drove into the Bavaro area (about a 20 minute drive) a couple of times for dinner. We really enjoyed the location of the condo. I have stayed in several rentals before, and I have NEVER had owners as good as Jean & Andrew. They were always available (both by email and phone) before and during our trip, and went out of their way to make sure we had an enjoyable stay. We would definitely come back here and stay in Jean & Andrew's condo. We loved this beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the generous and well written review. You and your family made it easy for us as hosts. We enjoyed your sense of adventure and desire to make the trip all it could be. We are very happy that you had a great time and invite you back any time!
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of six and the condo was perfect! Managers at the complex and owners of the condo were attentive and very helpful. The location could not have been better--exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend and would return with our family no doubt! Thank you, Jean, for all of your help!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. You made our job easy! What a pleasure to have your family as our Guests. You are welcome back any time!
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Punta Cana (PUJ)
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
10 minute beach stroll--DELICIOUS food+cocktails
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Brand new highway from Punta Cana Airport to Condo
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Seafood Paradise -within walking distance on beach
Nearest Beach
Already on the beach
Car: not necessary

Very Private. Spectacular ocean view from living room and master bedroom. Stress-free environment and relaxing. Stroll along the white sand beach in the moonlight or enjoy the infinity pool under the stars.

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Rates & Availability

Bavaro Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 15 2016 - Nov 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
 
 
Special
Dec 15 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$170
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security (Damage) Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Punta Cana Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Spacious bathroom, large towels, roomy closet, ocean view
    Powder Room - toilet , Sink, counter, mirror, hand towels
    Second Suite - toilet , shower , Private bath, spa-grade bath towels, glass shower
  • Very large, private bathrooms, lots of spa-grade towels, soap, vanity area, hair dryers, etc. Master has a separate, private toilet area. There is also a large picture window so you have an ocean view from this luxurious and private space.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa converts into a comfortable, queen size bed for 2.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , New king size bed/bedding, fluffy pillows, reading lamps
    Second Suite - 2 queen , Full, private bathroom, comfortable bedding, reading lamps
  • Very comfortable beds, bedding and pillows. This aspect was very important to the owners so on a scale from 1 to 10, the bedrooms are a 10! Both bedrooms have large, private baths as well as a large closet with hangers, shelves and more than enough room to store your luggage. The master suite has a jetted tub in the bathroom complete with an ocean view. Luscious bath and beach towels provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The onsite manager can arrange pick up & drop off at airport for a competitive price. He is also a great resource to answer pretty much any question you have about the area. He and his assistant speak fluent English. Onsite mgr can also schedule a local chef to cook traditional Dominican Republic meals very inexpensively in your kitchen.

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