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Gated Secure Playa Dorada Beach & Golf Penthouse Condo - Free WiFi, Cable, A/C

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Playa Dorada Beach & Golf Club Condo Rental Photos and Description

San Marino 2 Floor Penthouse Sleeps 9, 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths, New Kitchen, Balcony

Located Inside Secure and Gated Playa Dorada Tourist development

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 Central A/C

Bar-B-Q with side burner on Balcony

Screens throughout to enjoy ocean breeze

Central Air Conditioning

WIFI Internet in Lobby, Pool Gazebo and Game Room areas

Three Flat Screen T.V.'s with Cable

Private Beach located 100 yards walk down private secure path

Beach is PRISTINE! with shady 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 at your request for additional charge of less than 5.00 U.S. per cleaning

Just steps from the Condo reception exit you can explore the Playa Dorada Tourist Facility which contains:

Horse and Carraige tours or transportation around facility available for a nominal fee

(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:

Grocery stores

Souvenir Shops

Cigar Shops

Ice Cream Parlor,

Childrens Indoor Playground Climbing Area (Free)

Movie Theater,

Excursion Tours Agents

Car Rental (not necessary unless you want to tour the Island) Most attractions are a short taxi ride away


Money Exchange

Clothing Stores

Jewelry Stores,




More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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About Cindy

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 Puerto Plata

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 two private bedrooms, two 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I along with our parents and children loved the condo and the Playa Dorada complex. Something to do for everyone and the beach is beautiful. We packed way too many clothes because there is a private walkway to the private beach so we often walked there in our swimsuits. We also like that the condo has two floors so we were able to put the kids to bed upstairs and still have some private adult time downstairs. It was also niche to have two locations to watch TV as it prevented arguments between the kids regarding which TV shows they wanted to watch. It was great to have two full baths as well. Our teenage kids loved playing ping pong, foosball and billiards and loved the beach. You must be vigilant with your kids as there are no life guards on beach in the Dominican. Most restaurants are very reasonable and serve large portions. Overall, way better than all-inclusive vacations we have been on. We felt totally safe and comfortable during our stay and are looking forward to our next vacation at this condo.
Dec 2012
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Gated Secure Playa Dorada Beach & Golf Penthouse Condo - Free WiFi, Cable, A/C
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Cindy's Condo - 2nd visit

  • 5 of 5

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.


  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nice place to spend a few weeks

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Introduction to the Dominican Republic

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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, Cindy
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Excellent Stay once again!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough great things about this apartment and the owner! I have stayed here multiple times and the last time was for 2 months. I stayed from middle of Oct 2014 until Dec 2014. Cindy is by far the best owner to work with, she is very responsive and has set up her apartments to make for a great stay.

The apartment is fully equipped with everything you need and is exactly as advertised. The balcony is huge and great for having a BBQ and sitting outside and enjoy the nice evenings. The beds are comfy too! The apartment is clean and you can get a lady in to clean whenever you want for very cheap. ( I think it was less than $5 and she cleaned for hours). Honestly, I have stayed in multiple apartments in the Dominican and this is one of the best set ups. The apartment itself is nice, and the complex has cleaning and laundry service for very cheap. The pool is great too. The beach is a short walk away!

If anything goes wrong, Cindy responds immediately and gets it fixed. We had a problem with the A/C one day and she had a repair man out that same day to see what was wrong with it.It was fixed immediately.

I would say beware of some of the other owners in this complex that try to get you to rent from them instead of Cindy. I had a few people approach me about renting their apartments next time and they said it would be cheaper than Cindy's. The problem is I have seen some of their units and they are small and not maintained as well. They are not as fully equipped with dishes, utensils, towels etc. Cindy runs a legitimate condo rental business and I have never once worried about anything going wrong with her. She advertises and pays insurance for this property and manages it really well. i would say for the few extra dollars and peace of mind it is worth renting from her instead. Just my opinion.

There is also golf a 2 minute walk away and I took full advantage of that.

This is a great place to stay short or long term!!! I will definitely be back soon :)

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
(POP) Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperon Airport
Nearest Barpub
On Premises & Several in Plaza Across The Street
Nearest Golf
Playa Dorada Golf Directly Across The Street
Nearest Restaurant
On Premises & Several in Plaza Across The Street
Nearest Beach
Private Beach & Pool Bar On Premises
Car: not necessary

Spacious Two Floor Penthouse has Central Air Conditioning, Hot Water, Free WIFI in Lobby and pool area, Free Cable TV . Game Room with billiards, and ping pong, with flat screen TV located across from pool.

Walk to everything:



Spa Treatments




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

Playa Dorada Beach & Golf Club Condo Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Beach Access Per Person $3
Refundable damage deposit $300


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Playa Dorada Beach & Golf Club Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , second floor level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor level
  • Tub/shower and toilet area private from Vanity sink area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor level
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1sr floor level
  • Penthouse Condo is two levels with two large bedrooms and living room sofa/bed Sleeps a max of 9 adults/children Great for family vacation Great for romantic getaway Great for golf vacation
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Linens and towels washed at your request for nominal fee Personal Items will be washed if detergent and small tip House keeping avail at your request for additional 150 pesos a visit (less than $5 U.S.) Umbrellas and Chairs available on beach and around pool at no charge Beach Bar open Wed- Sun and sells drinks and food at reasonable prices 5 Gallon filtered water bottles for 60 pesos (less than 2 u.s. dollars)

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