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“Awesome experience”
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Ahhhh, Palm trees and sunshine......does it get any better?
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Ahhhh, Palm trees and sunshine......does it get any better?
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Ahhhh, Palm trees and sunshine......does it get any better?
Living area
Dining, living area
Living area with TV and radio for your entertainment
TV and comfy side chair
View of dining, kitchen area from living room
another view of condo from living area
Comfy leather L-shaped sofa
Relax in this side chair
Entertain or just relax and this comfy space
A different view........
Dining for 4 and open concept living
Dining with view to hallway where bedrooms are located
Dining
Beautiful wood dining set
Kitchen with above stove microwave, blender, coffee maker, toaster, etc.
Kitchen appliances
View from kitchen to dining, living areas
Glass ware and dishes
More kitchen ware
Plenty of cookware
Flatware
Cooking utensils
Spacious kitchen with beautiful andean mahogany cupboards
Kitchen
Master bedroom with king bed and block out curtains
TV in master bedroom with cable services
Master bedroom with king bed
Master bedroom
Master en suite shower area
Linens and safe for your valuables
Master en suite bathroom
Tons of storage space in master en suite bathroom/closet
Master en suite bath/closet
Second bedroom with queen bed and TV with cable services
Second bedroom with queen bed
Queen size bed, ceiling fan in second bedroom
TV in second bedroom
Second bathroom with access from second bedroom
More linens
Second bathroom with plenty more storage
Laundry area including water cooler
Balcony with dining for 4 and gas BBQ
Hallway to bedrooms, 2nd bathroom, etc.
View from balcony to one of the two large pools
View to right to other large pool and common area
View from one side of balcony
Ground floor condo
Bamboo Beach Bar less than a 10 minute walk
Beautiful Bavaro beach
Bavaro beach water activities
Beach at Soles Chill out bar less than a 10 minute walk
More of our beautiful beach area
Beach, beach and more beach
Bavaro beach
Catamaran
Citrus Restaurant & Lounge just a few minutes walk
Dalia's coffee shop and bakery
D'Angelo's Italian restaurant in Los Corales
Danny's Sports Bar
Garota Brazilian restaurant
Juanillo Beach in Cap Cana - about a 30 minute drive
Los Corales pool at Balicana Asian restaurant
Pirate excursion ship
Plaza El Dorado
Plaza El Pirate local shopping
Stroll the palm lined streets of Los Corales
View from Bamboo Beach Bar
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Punta Cana, La Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic

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shannonsc...
Oakville, Canada
1 review
“Awesome experience”
Reviewed 25 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Brenda and Mark are very attentive and helpful. The places are clean, the response rate of very quick and all the comforts of home are provided.

I am happy to recommend Brenda and Mark - your vacation will be wonderful!

Your age range 35-49
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Mz_LocknL...
Bali, Indonesia
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Safe, Clean, Comfortable”
Reviewed 14 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We stayed at Estrella del Mar for six weeks. The two bedroom condo had everything we needed and more - two bathrooms, full kitchen including coffee pot, blender, microwave, oven and everything you need to prepare meals which I recommend you do if you stay for long as eating out in Bavaro gets expensive.

The condo has a small but lovely patio that has a nice gas grill. The grounds are delightful and impeccably kept. Really beautiful with all the palm trees, hedges and greenery. There are two pools that are well maintained and lovely for a daily dipping. The security guards are all nice guys, helpful, approachable and friendly. It's safe and there is ample parking.

The beds weren't the most comfortable, certainly not awful but we did wake up with back pain a little more often than not and the pillows weren't great - cheap, lumpy cotton. Other than some electricity outings (you immediately go on generator), smelly water (they went on a private well while we were there so this should no longer be a problem) and the water shutting off entirely a little too occasionally, I can't really complain about the place. It has all the amenities of home and is really comfortable. The condo has a washer and dryer as well and I have a small child so this was invaluable.

If you aren't one for the ever present, homogeneous, all-inclusive resort stay, I recommend staying in a condo especially if you value learning the local culture, mixing with Dominicans and Haitians and traveling independently. Bavaro is not a cheap place any way you dice it so expect to pay $1,200 USD for the month's rental and $80 for the cleaning deposit and $200 to $400 for electricity depending on how much you run the fans, A/C and W/D. Taxis are ridiculously expensive in Bavaro - $20 USD to go a short distance so either hop the bus, take a moto or get a car rental from the airport. It's cheaper to rent a car for the day than pay for taxis.

Our condo was managed by BrenMark (aka Brenda and Markitto). Brenda is the brains behind the operation so if you need anything done go to her. She was instrumental in helping us get wifi installed (thank god as my business depends on it and the community wifi was the worst; it's faster in Cambodia). Little things come up and Brenda was able to get things dealt with usually within a day or two. One problem we had was the shower drains clogging, not draining properly, and flooding our bathrooms. Remember it is the Dominican and things move slower. If they say the plumber is coming at 10 am expect him an hour or so later. Eventually it gets one.

Markitto, the property manager, was helpful upon arrival. After that, he never once answered his phone or returned a call. He offered to help us line up Spanish lessons and other such things but never actually delivered on any of them. All talk, no follow through. Other than a few slight annoyances, we were overall really pleased with Estrella del Mar and happy to have it as a home base for six weeks while we traveled throughout the Dominican Republic.

Of course no one warned us about the sargassum epidemic when we were booking into the area so be sure to check this out before you come! 95% of the beaches in Bavaro are inundated with the stuff right now and while it's not something the locals can control, it does make the beaches less enticing and nowhere near the picturesque version you see in the guidebooks. Do your research before you spend the money.

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Liked best: The grounds, pools and people we met.
Liked least: The nasty smelling water, the ridiculously slow wifi.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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