Fully renovated oceanfront condo with 2 well-appointed Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms
About Ben Fravel
My wife Jenny and I would like to welcome you to our condo. Our family of five has shared ownership of this condominium with my close friend and business partner for the past five years. I am a dental specialist in Hudson Wisconsin and our family loves to visit Cabarete as often as possible. Following from some major renovations, we decided to begin renting our condo on a limited basis to share this small slice of paradise with families looking for a quality vacation that is far away from the all-inclusives that we grew so tired of. We hope that you and your family will enjoy our home away from home as much as we do. Sincerely, Ben Fravel
Ben Fravel purchased this Condo in 2009
Why Ben Fravel chose Cabarete
My wife and I had traveled extensively before kids and our family had been stationed in a number of locations with the military over the years. We eventually discovered that all-inclusive resorts are the same whether in Phoenix, Grand Cayman, or Singapore. Our childhood memories included fond memories of old cabins in Northern Minnesota and camps that we visited on an annual basis. We decided that lasting memories often stem from a place that is visited often, and regarded as a second home. We feel blessed that we have been able to make Cabarete our second home and have enjoyed immersing our kids in the culture and people of the Dominican Republic over the last five years. If you have a heart for mission work please contact us personally and we can help create a family trip that will provide more than just a week away.
What makes this Condo unique
Our small condominium complex provides a more private and family oriented experience than many larger complexes can. Although you may meet someone new at the pool, it isn't uncommon to have the entire place to yourself for the afternoon. The beachside palapa has a great view of all of the kiting action and provides a relaxing spot for an afternoon massage. Kiteboarding lessons are available as close as next-door and we have a personal contact with an instructor across the street who an outstanding teacher. Stand-up paddle boards are also quite popular and there is a beautiful lagoon behind our property that allows for hour long paddles through narrow channels filled with migratory birds. The city center of Cabarete is a one mile walk to the east and becomes a vibrant yet relaxed environment every night as the diverse array of restaurants light up for an evening of beachside relaxation and revelry.
Pool / Spa
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Smoking allowed outdoors on patios
Great family location
Zero Tolerance for Prostitution - will result in immediate eviction without refund
Zero Tolerance for Loud Parties - Family Friendly environment
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Garden of Eden
We loved our stay at this beachfront condo! The gardens are absolutely beautiful. They surround the pool and border the walkways making it all feel like Paradise. The unit, which is just steps away from the ocean, has a spacious balcony for enjoying the beach views and breezes. The condo itself is nicely decorated and well appointed, with a full kitchen, large dining table, spacious living area, and 2 bedroom/bath combinations with king size beds. Both the owner and the manager are friendly and responsive, as are all of the staff. Right next door to the condo is a little restaurant with delicious food and great drinks. We walked along the beach to Cabarete almost daily; it's such a beautiful walk (about a mile). Honestly, we couldn't have had a better time nor been more impressed with our accommodations. We look forward to returning next year!
As good as it gets
We had an absolutely amazing experience at the Apt. It's located directly oceanfront in the heart of Kite Beach. The Apt is beautiful, clean, fully stocked, and has everything you might need, and Kathy (the property manager) is always on call if there's anything you might need during your stay. Ben (The owner) was extremely helpful and patient during the booking process making sure we are absolutely satisfied. I will absolutely stay here again the next time we are in Cabarete. Thanks again for an amazing experience!
Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Hope that you were able to enjoy some kiting over your long weekend. Thanks for the great review and we would love to have you back to stay with us again.
The condo is comfortable, well stocked and the location is perfect. The gardens are amazing and the view from the condo is awesome. Loved listening to the waves and watching the kite surfers. I felt safe and would stay again. Thanks!!
So glad that you enjoyed your stay! We would love to have you back again next year for another visit.
Paradise in Cabarete at Atlantico Palacio!!
From booking to checkout of this amazing property, everything was flawless. The people: The owners, Ben and Jennifer were extremely prompt and patient in responding to my numerous emails and Ben calling me directly and providing me with information on the area was invaluable. The experience starts there. Then you are introduced to their wonderful house manager, Kathy. She is a national treasure and is also prompt in responding to requests and always available to help with whatever needed to be done. Thanks for the tangerines and the rum Kathy! I absolutely adore her. She is my new friend in Cabarete. Kathy keeps that unit running like a well oiled machine. Her only goal is that you have a wonderful vacation and she exceeded that goal. The lovely Dominga kept the condo so clean and comfortable. She truly cares about the guest experience and comfort and is a sweet lady. Pedro Jose and Paulino took excellent care of the grounds and were always smiling and helpful. Now about the property - Everything is in this condo. It is beautifully decorated and has all utensils, dishes and cookware you need. It is extremely quiet. Although kite beach can be windy in the afternoon which is no big deal it’s warm, the patio is never windy and it’s shaded. You have a beautiful view of the kite surfers right from comfort of patio or if you want, you can watch from the palapa which is sunny all day! Don’t be afraid to take a Guagua into Sosua or Puerto Plata. It’s easy and fun. Also don’t be afraid to take the 3km walk down the beach to Janet’s to get groceries. The exercise is great and you can buy fresh so we walked every day. La Rosa is a closer walk for groceries but not as good of options. Our favorite was Super Pola in Sosua and also Playero in Sosua is great but we preferred Pola. Also walk the other direction down the beach to Playa Encuentero - it is a beautiful surf beach and stunning walk down beach and through the pathway in trees. It’s a bit of a trek but worth it to walk there and beyond to some stunning beaches with little or nobody around. We will be back to Atlantico Palacio! Thanks to all of you for making this retirement trip so wonderful and relaxing!
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your vacation and we hope that you will be back. Your kind words about our staff are greatly appreciated and they are a remarkable team. Thank you for the thorough response as it certainly helps our future guests learn a bit more about the property.
Great trip! Unbelievable location and hosts! Hope to return soon!
Thank you Kathy and Ben for a great Family Vacation! This place is absolutely perfect and on a beautiful location!
We were there for 7 nights with the plans of continuing our kiteboarding lessons, practices as well as doing some sightseeing.
The location was next to gokite school, who assisted us with all we needed to know. The apartment was equipped with everything we normally need and much more; beach gear, maps, guides, and much more. Kathy was a phone call away the entire week, and was wonderful with apartment related assistance and general guidance throughout Cabarete and DR.
I highly recommend this place. Please know that this is coming from someone who usually does not write reviews as the majority of the time I am unhappy about something! lol
Once again, "Thank You" Kathy and Ben!
We hope to be back with family and friends next time!
Kite in Kite Out at the best location possible
My friends and I have wanted to visit Kite Beach/Cabarete for a couple years now and are so happy we found this gem. The location is perfect, the kitchen well stocked, and the staff extremely helpful. Responses from Ben were super fast. Kathy is more a woman of action, my texts went unanswered but all of my wishes came true :) Even our neighbors in the condos were great. We will definitely be coming back again and again. The kite school next door is perfect. Thanks Ben and Kathy!
Cabarete is a small, laid-back Caribbean beach village located only 20 minutes away from the Puerto Plata International Airport on the northern shore of the Dominican Republic. It's a perfect tropical vacation spot. With its charming, hip ambience and a combination of relaxed and adventurous lifestyles, most visitors can barely resist the temptation to extend their stay.
Our family has enjoyed a number of attractions throughout the region over the years and will be more than happy to share our experiences with you. Although the condo is a destination in an of itself, we would be more than pleased to assist you in visiting amazing destinations including Playa Grande, Playa Caleton, numerous ecotourism locations, Paradise Island, Playa Encuentro, and the list goes on. There are numerous restaurants in the region and we can help you find anything from the best beachside BBQ on the planet to perfect mahi fish tacos.