About the property
- Condo1560 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Maximum Occupancy 8
Located inside secure Playa Dorada gated community. Condo has it's own private path that leads to private bar and pristine Playa Dorada beach. Elegant and luxurious two level condo with: 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, fully equipped designer kitchen, large balcony, wifi, cable TV, A/C throughout, and screens throughout if you prefer to enjoy the ocean breeze.
Pristine Beautiful Private Beach
Gorgeous Fully Equipped New Kitchen
Large Balcony (smoking is not allowed inside apartment)
Bright and Airy With Plenty of Windows and A/C Throughout
Bar-B-Q with side burner on Balcony
Screens throughout to enjoy ocean breeze
WIFI Internet in Lobby, Pool Gazebo and Game Room areas
Four Flat Screen T.V.'s with Cable, one in each bedroom and one in living room
Private Beach located 100 yards walk down private secure path
Beach is PRISTINE! with shady Restaurant/Bar, Tables and Chairs, bathrooms and showers
Beach Lounge Chairs, and Umbrellas at no additional cost
just tell security where you want to relax and they will open umbrellas for you and bring you food or drinks purchased at bar.
Owner/Renter Discounted Prices at Beach Bar on: Beer, Alcohol, Refreshments, Snacks and Prepared Food Menu
Two Private Pools (one is for infant/toddlers)
Game Building with Ping Pong, Billiards, Dominoes (See Recepton for Equipment)
Children's Playground Recreation Area
Gazebo With Tables and Chairs Overlooking Both Adult and Children's Pool
Washer and Dryer Facilities Located by pools
Towels and Linens are Washed for you for nominal charge (you must provide laundry detergent)
Housekeeping cleaning of apt included 1x per week on Saturdays.
Additional Housekeeping at your request for additional charge of less than 5.00 U.S. per cleaning
No smoking allowed inside unit (smoking on balcony okay only with doors to condo shut so smoke doesn't penetrate into condo)
Located on top floor (third level up two flights of stairs, no elevator)
Low allergen environment
Pets not allowed
Long-term renters welcome
Just steps from the Condo reception exit you can explore the Playa Dorada Tourist Facility which contains:
Horse and Carriage tours or transportation around facility available for a nominal fee
Robert Trent Jones 18 hole Course, pro shop and driving range located directly across the street from condo complex)
Tennis available at golf club
Plaza Shopping Mall (Also, Directly across the street) with:
Ice Cream Parlor,
Children's Indoor Playground Climbing Area (Free)
Excursion Tours Agents
Car Rental (not necessary unless you want to tour the Island) Most attractions are a short taxi ride away
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
I was born in New York City. My father is Cuban and Dominican and resides less than 10 minutes away from Condo. I come from a large very close Dominican family. Most of whom still have lunch together daily. I have 41 first cousins in every profession imaginable from doctors, to lawyers to agricultural engineers to Cigar manufacturers all of whom still live in Puerto Plata. I love the climate in the Dominican Republic as it only varies about 20 degrees year round so you are guaranteed a warm vacation. The beaches especially Playa Dorada are magnificent and very close to the airport. The food, the people and the music are all wonderful. Having a condo inside of the first major tourist complex developed in the Dominican is an honor and I look forward to each and every one of my Dominican getaways.
Cindy purchased this Condo in 2009
Why Cindy chose Playa Dorada Beach & Golf Club
Super Convenient only 3 hour direct flight from New York and New Jersey Airports. Private Secure beach community with everything within walking distance. Large two story apartment with three private bedrooms, three full bath rooms and fully equipped kitchen.
What makes this Condo unique
Walk to Beach, Pool, Game Room, Golf Course. Weather temperature is always above 75 and rarely passes 90 with cooling ocean breezes. Water temperature of Ocean is always above 75.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Home away from home
It was a nice place to spend our vacation with friends. It is a well equipped apartment with lots of dishes and cooking supplies. A very large master bedroom with king bed and the smaller bedroom with two queens for our friends. San Marino is a very quiet place to spend a vacation.
Cindy's Condo - 2nd visit
We had a great stay at Cindy's condo. Last year we rented for 2 weeks, this time coming back for 16 days, while our traveling companions stayed for the entire month of February. Cindy responded quickly to a couple of maintenance issues. The condo was exactly as described, very clean and well maintained. The beach bar/restaurant which we enjoyed last year was undergoing a major make-over, but that should be completed soon. The beach suffered from seaweed inshore about half the days we were there, but a short walk in either direction took us to clean water. The location of the condos, so close to the shopping center is a real plus. We fixed food at the apartment half the time and ate dinners out other days. Many good and reasonable restaurants within walking distance, Jack Tar, Playa Dorada Golf Course, and the Casa Colonial.
Renting here will not disappoint you.
RDA and SAA
The condo was clean, very well equipped and felt safe. Cindy was just great! She quickly took care of a few things that came up. My girls loved the pool, spouse & I loved the beach. Everyone was friendly. It was easy getting around the city in the rental car. Driving was quite interesting, had to be 125% alert at all times. I would recommend this condo any time! We plan on returning😊 A special thanks for the home made dulce de leche, it was delicious!
Nice place to spend a few weeks
We stayed here for a month and enjoyed every day of it. The place is on the top floor and with a view of the park and Dorata mall. Very large deck with a lounge and a dinner table. The place itself used to be an all-incusive resort, but it has been converted to a complex of privately owned condos, and most condos are owned by Dominicans. As a result it is deserted during the week, so you get the pool all to yourself. And on the weekends you get to meet a lot of locals that come there for a short stay. Most of them speak good english and are a well of information on local customs.
We cooked all our meals and found the kitchen was adequately stoked. It could probably use an updated large frying pan, a few sharp knives or a good knife sharpener and a few shot glasses. We've added a peeler and a couple of knives to the inventory.
The furniture is a bit dated, the sleeper sofa is not very comfy to sit on for extended period of time, and one of the balcony chairs is on its last breath, but on the other hand, you aren't there to sit inside.
Because of the position of the building (closest to the mall with a night club and a disco-tech in an open courtyard of the mall) there were a few nights when we could hear very loud music in the condo until 4am, but hey, you are on vacation, just sleep it off during the day :-)
Cindy (the owner) is very responsive and accommodating. We had 2 minor issues which were resolved very quickly.
Overall we are very happy with our vacation.
Thanks for taking the time to review my property.
Since I manage property from afar, sometimes condo inspector misses minor issues. I appreciate you letting me know about missing knives, frying pan, chair, etc. as I was not aware of these items needing attention. This is why I send a departing email to every guest asking that any issues found during stay be brought to my attention. I will certainly have condo inventory restocked with a few new large pans, new chair and new shot glasses LOL. Unfortunately, the pans seem to keep disappearing :(
With regard to music, while I am not in control of this situation, most people... like you said, understand that condo is located in beach vacation resort area that has a great night life so with that there maybe some occasional music playing. Thus far, none of my guest have mentioned that music was a problem. The good news is that disco only operates on weekends and the condo association has informed me that they have already filed paperwork to get noise level lowered. However, I may suggest packing ear plugs to future guest that might have an issue.
The sleeper couch will be reupholstered with more cushion over the summer so it will be more comfortable as well.
Thanks again for your valuable input!
Great place to stay!
Started planning our Christmas vacation back in July. Cindy(owner) answered my many questions honestly and quickly. She gave us her home phone number and my wife knew that we had found a great place to stay. Upon arrival, she had her niece pick us up and get us settled. Then she took us grocery shopping so that we could stock the well equipped kitchen. The condo has an upstairs bedroom and a downstairs bedroom. That way we could put the kids in their own area. The large deck is where we spent our evenings having a cocktail or playing games. Cindy arranged for a couple of ladies to come cook for us a traditional DR meal. The food was excellent and plentiful. We enjoyed eating a few meals at the beach bar The food was inexpensive and good. The restaurants in the complex are limited. You can take a taxi to town which will cost about $30 rt. The beach is very clean. If you want to take a tour or excursion, be sure to ask for Gilbert. He walks the beach and arranges tours. Our favorite was a trip to Country world adventure park. It included a trip to Damajagua falls, with zip lining, horse back riding, a home cooked traditional meal, and a zoo. Well worth it! The condo is situated in an area with a bunch of all inclusive resorts. We became friendly with some folks staying at the inclusive next door and they paid a lot more for a smaller room with lousy food and bad entertainment. Big pool with internet. Unfortunately, a death in the family prevented us to stay the full vacation. Cindy was very understanding and we hope to return soon so that we can finish the vacation that we were really enjoying.
Our Introduction to the Dominican Republic
April 2015, we just finished two months at San Marino residences in Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata. It was the best long term condo rental anyone could ever experience in the Dominican Republic.
The condo itself was spacious bright, clean, with up to date appliances and was well stocked with plenty of houseware items. Plenty of fresh linens and towels were provided and an onsite cleaning and laundry service was at our disposal making our stay even more enjoyable.
This was our first long term stay through the winter months. The condo owner Cindy, took all of the concerns about this sort of stay away from us. She provided all the information and assistance we needed. Any question we posed was answered timely and in detail. Knowing that we had a go to person at every step of the way was a great comfort to us.
The grounds, pool and reception area were beautiful and very well maintained. The staff was very helpful and understanding, making us feel welcomed. We felt very safe at all times at San Marino as well as the Playa Dorada complex. Transportation was never an issue as the taxi service was reasonable, very reliable and willing to go just about anywhere on the North Coast.
All in all, we discovered a wonderful area of the Dominican. From the spectacular beach and private beach bar, large pool, Ocean World, golf, drinks on the Malecon, to fine dining, our two month stay could not have been better. This was a great place to start experiencing genuine Dominican culture!
All the best,
David and Rita Carter
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review. I am so glad to know that you enjoyed my property so much! Looking forward to having you again next year!
All the best,
Spacious Two Floor Penthouse has Central Air Conditioning, Hot Water, Free WIFI in Lobby and pool area, Free Cable TV. Private Beach with free use of lounge chairs/umbrellas. Beach bar/restaurant with showers and bathrooms. Game Room with billiards, and ping pong located across from pool. Walk to everything: Beach Pool Casinos Restaurants Spa Treatments Discoteques Shops Golf Grocery Stores Cigar shops (Don't bother with these, I can arrange for Don Gonell, The owner of the finest Dominican hand rolled, cigars to meet you at my condo for personalized cigar selection at a much lower cost than shops located at the plaza)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
RATES INCLUDE: ALL UTILITIES, CABLE, MAINTENANCE, WIFI 5 GALLON WATER BOTTLE COST IS 60 PESOS UPON REQUEST LAUNDRY SERVICE OF LINENS 150 PESOS UPON REQUEST CLEANING OF APARTMENT 150 PESOS UPON REQUEST AIRPORT TAXI SERVICE TO CONDO FROM (POP) PUERTO PLATA COST $35.00 U.S.