Consists Of 2 Spacious Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, On 2 Levels (Loft)
About Gretchen Vrotsos
My husband and I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I work as a kindergarten teacher. My husband drives for UPS. We love being able to escape our busy lives and relax at the beach, ocean and pools. We've supplied our condo with everything we could think of to make it so easy to visit!
Gretchen Vrotsos purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Gretchen Vrotsos chose El Cortecito
My husband and I have always loved traveling. Punta Cana is one of our favorite destinations. We love the people, the turquoise water and the endless beautiful beaches.
What makes this Condo unique
Our favorite feature is our rooftop terrace. We love being able to relax under the stars with a drink in hand listening to local Dominican music.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Fabulous Family Vacation stay
Our family of five enjoyed a wonderful stay at Playa Turquesa. The furnishings, balcony view, and natural light in the condo were excellent. All of the resort grounds, landscaping and pools were in wonderful upkeep, as was the beach. The tropical water color was spectacular, and the beach bar restaurant came as an unexpected surprise- the food quality and service are rated 3rd from Trip Advisor in all of the area.
On top of the lovely condo and setting, property manager, Brenda proved to be part of the top-notch experience, going above and beyond her role, by taking us to the hospital, during a medical emergent issue. She not only drove us, but kindly waited throughout the admission process.
We were provided with detailed restaurant recommendations and other various excursions fro the owner, to round out our stay. Check-in and check-out process was quite smooth. All in all this was an excellent accommodation and would highly recommend it to others. We hope to come back again.
We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to the DR! Brenda is absolutely amazing! So happy she was able to help during your time of need. We would love to host you and your family on your return trip to the Dominican!
Thank you Gretchen for sharing your wonderful condo with us. Our stay was for the month of February and we had a wonderful time exploring the area.
The condo itself is well-decorated and up-to-date. Our favorite spot was out on the balcony, overlooking the ocean and we spent most of our time sitting out there. We very seldom sat inside. We also enjoyed heading upstairs to the expansive rooftop balcony to catch the sunset and watch the area coming alive as tourists headed out for dinner.
We met so many wonderful people during our stay, both visitors and locals alike.
The staff at TOC, the onsite, beachside restaurant were wonderful. A big shout out to Erick and Guillermo, who always took great care of us and became like family.
We booked a few tours, including ATV, catamaran, whale watching and Saona Island. All were fantastic, especially the Samana trip (whale watching, etc) that we booked through Tony, down on the beach. He was a wonderful resource during our stay.
We hope to return soon and will certainly try to book this unit. We visited other units during our stay (where friends were staying) and this was by far the best.
We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to the DR. TOC beachbar is definitely a gem. The staff and food are amazing! We look forward to hosting you on your return trip.
Fair price & great location!!!
Beautiful property with a great beach bar! Short walk to great French bakery with amazing food, Coffee & wine! Around the corner from grocery store and Don Pio restaurant (loved the food, prices & staff)!. Very clean & well kept pool bathrooms on property as well as great security! Will definitely come back!❤️
This place was great! Clean with everything you need for a great vacation.
This condo was amazing! We where 4 adults and 3 children and 2 floors with outdoor living space on both. Great view of the beach, short walking distance to grocery store and restaurants and beach. The pool and grounds where Immaculately maintained. Security around the unit, front gate and beach. The bonus was the beach bar with great service food and drinks! We will be back!
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! TOC beach bar is amazing. We look forward to hosting you on your next trip!
Great place, safe location!
My friends and I stayed for a week the end of April. Our time was great! Close to a lot of restaurants and a market where you can get anything you may need. Close walk down to the beach and relaxing by the pools is great. Restaurant on the beach had good food and drinks (cash only). I would 100% stay at this place again. Very safe location, walking around day or night you feel comfortable because there is security at the main entrance and at the entrance to the beach. The people in the Dominican were lovely. Would definitely recommend doing an excursion. We booked a party boat day trip where we snorkeled and went to a fresh water pool through Hispianola travel and tours. Great experience and lots of fun! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing get away! I found it was easier to have cash rather than pay with a card because not all places accepted credit cards. Also the electricity is pretty expensive but we ran the air all night and basically any time we were in the condo and we still got some of our security deposit back. You could easily save money by only turning it on at night and just using the ceiling fans throughout the day when you are in the condo. It was very easy to contact Brenda the property manager if we had any questions and she always responded promptly. Our a/c unit broke down one night and by early morning it was fixed. Great place to stay and very easy people to book with!
We loved our stay ! This apartment is located in the heart of El Corticido with restaurants and shopping next door. The beach is gorgeous and well maintained with a great little restaurant / bar right on the water. There are two pools and they are clean and sparkling. The apartment itself has everything you need! We will definately be returning to this little gem!
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in Bavaro. We would love to host you on your next trip!
Playa Turquesa has 24 hour gated security at the street and beach, a beautiful lobby, elevators in each building, 2 large swimming pools (1 with a swim up bar and a bathroom at each pool), 2 kiddie pools and it's own private beach on the famous Bavaro Beach.
Our condo is located in the heart of the El Cortecito section of Punta Cana. It is considered one of the safest and friendliest tourist destinations in the world! Plaza Turquesa attached to the condo offers 5 restaurants, a convenience store and a duty free shop. Our two favorite restaurants are Citrus (they have sushi specials on Monday and wine specials on Friday) and Don Pio's (they have mojito and sangria specials every evening from 6-9 pm plus karaoke).
Plaza El Dorado (across the street) offers a bakery, grocery, pharmacy, a vet/pet store, laundry mat, spa (massages, hair, nails, etc.), sports bar with billiards and several restaurants (Happy Hour, Nam Nam, Le Petit Jardin, and Muchos Gracias Por Favor). Also be sure to visit Huracan Café.... fresh seafood in a beautiful beach front setting.
A five minute walk will take you to the Los Corales section with several more restaurants (D'Angelo's, Balicana, and Tronco Beach) along with a gym, yoga studio, and spa.
There are many other restaurants within an easy 5 to 15 minute walk. A must try is Pastrata...Food is made fresh to order. They specialize in Mexican and Italian. By far the BEST restaurant in the area!!
NO CAR NEEDED! Day & night entertainment for all tastes and ages nearby.
There are two large shopping malls that are a 5 to 10 minute drive away. The Palma Real Shopping Mall- home to HARD ROCK CAFE, TONY ROMA, OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE and several other international high end stores. The Palma Real also offers a free shuttle service. Inquiries about the free shuttle can be made at the condo's front desk.
The San Juan Shopping Mall-home to very large (and cheaper grocery store) Pola, Starbucks, movie theater (english w/spanish subtitiles), Chef Peppers, Pizza Hut, Haagan Daz, IKEA and other factory outlet stores.
There are many world class golf courses in the Punta Cana area. The closet to our condo is the Cocotal Golf and Country Club--a championship golf course. All of the golf courses offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the condo.