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Rental opportunities in the Dominican Republic

Incredible Beaches of the North Coast

There is no denying that one of the major draws of a vacation in the Dominican Republic is the beaches.  The thought of spending your days relaxing with your feet in the sand with the sun warming your body interspersed with trips down to the shoreline to frolic in the surf, swim, and snorkel is certainly a tempting image.  A trip to the North Coast, which features miles upon miles of gorgeous and diverse beaches, allows vacationers to fulfill this fantasy without having to compromise on their chosen accommodations during their trip.

Cabarete

The small beach village of Cabarete is a unique environment, not only because it is quaint and quiet while remaining hip and desirable amongst a younger crowd of travelers, but also because of the lay of the land. The village is shaped in a semi-circle that surrounds the beaches which are laden with sun-kissed, golden sand. Just behind the village is a shockingly blue lagoon. The steady winds make the surf perfect for a number of watersports, but most especially windsurfing.

Cabrera

Though considered by many local islanders to be home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic, Cabrera is often overlooked in favor of some resort towns located nearby.  This bodes well for vacationers who are interested in enjoying their beach days without having to fight the crowds.  The beaches in Cabrera range from calm and shallow for quite a distance into the water, with soft sand on flat grounds, to small, shady coves sandwiched between striking cliffs.  Most of the beaches are safe for swimming, and snorkeling and diving can be done at Cabrera area beaches as well.

Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata is the largest town along the north coast, which lends itself to being one of the largest tourist draws – and this extends to the areas beachfront.  The beaches in Puerto Plata are clean and feature white sands dotted with coconut palms and clear waters.  An off-shore reef formation makes this area a great choice for snorkeling, but other watersports are popular as well.  Despite their popularity, the beaches are relatively uncrowded compared to other top beaches in the Caribbean, especially if you head to Guarapito, which is one of the most quiet and peaceful beaches in the country.

Bavaro/Punta Cana

The Bavaro Punta Cana region curves around the north coast and into the eastern region of the Dominican Republic and remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.  The beaches are white sand and lined with coconut palms, and feature relatively calm waters.  Though these beaches are often crowded by vacationers, the real draw to the area is all the attractions and sites that the resort town has to offer, from bars and nightclubs to shopping centers which are all located along the beaches.

Samana/Las Terrenas/Las Galeras

The Samana region of the Dominican Republic, which is home to the small towns of Las Terrenas and Las Galeras is a great location for vacationers looking to escape the crowds.  Despite the snowy white sands, crystal clear waters, and gorgeous mountainous vistas, few tourists know about the area.  For this reason, visitors who do visit these beaches should be aware that the undertow can be dangerous, and lifeguards are rarely on duty.  The best way to experience the waters in this area is by participating in a whale watching tour.  Between the months of December and March, whales can often be spotted mating and calving.  Scuba diving is another popular past time in this region, for divers who are experienced in the sport.

Sosua

Sosua is a charming fishing village that has begun to see quite a bit of development in recent years.  The beaches in this area are quite diverse.  Though all are beautiful, with their ubiquitous white sand beaches and clear waters, each is known for different pastimes.  Playa Sousa is popular amongst tourist for its calm swimming waters and beachside vendors, Playa Chiquita is quiet and perfect for a day at the beach when you don’t want to fight the crowds, and Playa Encuentro’s more aggressive surf makes it ideal for surfing, kite boarding, and windsurfing.

Luxury Sosua apartment for sale

Fire Sale Luxury ApartmentFIRE SALE! The owner of this exciting, well located Sosua apartment has listed his property for sale with us for a price which deserves the expression ‘exciting’ as well! Everything is included in the price. Furniture, 42″ Plasma TV, DVD player Washing machine/Dryer, radio. Kitchen appliances, A/C throughout the condo… Call us 1-809-571-9990 and ask for the listing agent to call you back. Make an appointment to see the unit ASAP. This offer will NOT be for to long on the market. This is a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom apartment on the 3rd floor facing the ocean. It enjoys a brilliant view over the greens and the ocean. Many amenities like the Goldy’s gym, water park, children playground restaurant and more come with this condominium. Located between Sosua and Cabarete on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.

4 VILLAS – PERFECT B&B OPPORTUNITY OR FAMILY COMPOUND

4 Villas - Perfect B&B Opportunity or Family CompoundLooking for a great business opportunity? This Cabarete property has 4 separately titled villas that can be sold individually, or if you prefer, create the perfect tropical B&B – live in one villa and rent the other three. All 4 villas surround a beautiful tropical pool and gardens. Each has a very private back yard and garden area, one with its own spa/plunge pool. Includes 2 car garage, gym, large storage/work room, caretakers bedroom/bath. Visit Cabarete real estate for more property options in this area.

10 acre oceanfront estate

This prestigious property is one of the most exclusive luxury villas in the Caribbean. A stunning 10-acre Cabrera beachfront property featuring nine cottage suites, caribbean landscaped gardens, private beach access, a large heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, hard clay tennis court, entertainment centre, and multiple living areas for a wonderful, relaxing ranch feeling.

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Thinking about building a villa in the Dominican Republic? We can help

Special pricing promotional villas

This deal simply cannot be beat. 10 lots are being made available for a special section of new two and three bedroom homes. The lots are cut into a Jurassic Park type area and are beautiful with gorgeous trees, rock grotto, and old river bed for hiking.

There will be a restaurant near by as well with a waterfall built into a fascinating rock structure. These are selling fast, so do not delay.

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Pretty Home Priced to Sell

LOOKING FOR your vacation home and rent it out for the time you won’t use it?
You are not the condominium type of person, so you pick your vacation home from amongst the prettier line of villas this market is offering to you! Here is the exact right property for you. You get off the plane out of the airport in matters of minutes, that’s how close you are to Puerto Plata airport. Yet you can drive to the famous Sosua Beach within 5 minutes – same distance to well equipped supermarkets, banks and etc. This Sosua villa Put the house into the rental pool of the administration of the community and find that it will be let out through out the year. Professionals are taking care of this business for you.

Visit our main site for a legal overview on real estate purchase and lawyers in the Dominican Republic. To find out more about schools in the Dominican Republic, please visit our main website. Planning to retire? Check out our FAQ’s which also includes special Incentives for Retirees and Persons of Independent means from Abroad

Priced to Sell!!! Cabarete studio for $US49,950

Super nice and clean, second floor studio apartment in downtown Cabarete. Well-established complex with excellent repeat rentals.
Contact Arthur and Sally Byrdtoday before this one is sold!  Visit our main site for a legal overview on real estate purchase and lawyers in the Dominican Republic. To find out more about schools in the Dominican Republic, please visit our main website.

Carnival Cruise Lines Announces Construction of Two Cruise Ship Docks just Outside Puerto Plata

Tourism and the Condo/Villa Residency Market on the North Coast Just Got a Huge Boost:

Talk about big news for Cabarete, Sosua, and Puerto Plata, Carnival Cruise Lines in mid-August inked a deal that will significantly enhance the visibility of the “Part Time Residency” tsunami that in recent years has attracted such an interesting mix of expats from Canada, The United States, and Europe. Long known as a favorite destination to enjoy the year round wind sports such as kite boarding and wind surfing, the north coast (Cabarete and Sosua) has for years steadily identified itself as a premier real estate value for retirees and vacation home buyers who want to spend a few months in the tropics out of the cold weather in their home countries.

Tourism minister Francisco Javier Garcia announced that the new cruise ship port would be open before the end of 2014, less than a three year window. Carnival Cruise lines plans a $65 million dollar (US) two-berth port facility in the Bay of Maimon just minutes west of Puerto Plata and only five minutes from the Ocean World tourist attraction that has become one of the best Dolphinarium facilities in the world. This area also has a modern boat marina as well as Las Vegas style hotel/show/restaurant.

Gloria Israel, Carnival’s VP of Port Development said Dufry (duty free shops) would be a joint developer partner. Though financed entirely by the Carnival/Dufry group, port executives anticipate non-Carnival controlled ships utilizing the facility as well further increasing familiarity with this important Dominican residency/tourism market increasingly being sought out my North Americans looking to escape the grind.

Dredging of a cruise ship channel into the bay will precede construction and land purchases have recently been completed for the deal to proceed as planned.

Carnival Cruise Line is the world’s largest cruise ship operator with ten cruise lines that own over 100 ships that visit over 169 ports world wide, an ever expanding universe of connections. The lines include Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn. Carnival and sister ship line Costa each dock at the La Romana port. Construction begins in 2012 and the first cruise ship arrival is scheduled for summer 2014.

Carnival will build and operate the cruise terminal and is expected to have complete control over the ship scheduling, passengers and arrival area. Parking and facilities for the taxis and tour buses will be provided under the terms and procedures set forth by Carnival to maintain an efficient cruise ship port operation. This development is expected to be a significant financial boost for the Puerto Plata region with the construction itself generating numerous jobs that later will be supplanted by new jobs generated to service the ships and visiting passengers.

The port will be prepared to receive two ships with around 2,000 passengers and 500 crew members each at the same time.
Re/Max Coral Bay currently sees a window of opportunity for securing high value low cost properties before natural market forces drive prices higher. Now is the time to look at properties to suit a variety of retirement, second home, and rental investment need and this opportune timing is made even more appealing by the recent expansion of the best gated new villa complex on the north coast, only 15 minutes east of the Puerto Plata airport and located between the two charming towns of Cabarete and Sosua.

For a “Catalogue of Homes” or a copy of “The DR Welcome Guide” contact Arthur or Sally. We will be happy to schedule an appointment for you to find your piece of paradise while it is still so amazingly affordable. Contact us today.

“Privacy Concept” Villa a Big Success in the Dominican Republic

The north coast of the Dominican Republic (the “DR”) is of course a strong residency market for expatriates, a place to spend several weeks or months a year out of the cold.  As such many buyer lean towards a villa purchase rather than condo as they prefer the individual residency model they are so familiar with in North America or Europe.In the Cabarete/Sosua real estate market, we are seeing this trend accelerate around “Privacy Concept” villas.

Many buyers find that building a villa in a non-gated community doesn’t suit their need to lock the door and return to their home country for a few months after winter is over, so they tend towards high quality, gated villa developments that offer the full range of villa management and rental services. That practical phenomenon now has an added dimension of privacy that is receiving great attention and proving to be one of the most successful new approaches in this area.

Take for example this extremely well managed development between Cabarete and Sosua. European ownership and project management, high quality building materials including energy saving designs, complete package purchase with lot, villa, pool and landscaping all included and yet with a strong eye to individual home owner privacy.

This respect for the home owner sanctuary comes in two versions, both affordable and appealing on many levels. The “Ultima” is the top of the line 4 or 6 bedroom villa for less than 400K incorporating living areas both outdoor and indoor merged into one open life style design ideal for entertaining or for just living the tropical second home experience you’ve dreamed of owning:

www.coralbayrealestate.com/search/show.php?id=1757 HG6041AB

Now, here is the same idea played out on a smaller, more affordable scale, the “Tranquila” or as I call it, “Son of Ultima.” Same concept of bedrooms and living areas surrounding the pool with landscaping filling in the open end of the U-shaped open-ended courtyard. Same high grade building materials and project oversight.

www.coralbayrealestate.com/search/show.php?id=1971 HG6067AB

The aim of creating an enclosed, personal experience for homeowners and yet situating that within a gated community with all the appropriate services represents the best of both worlds and is a winning combination. Add to that the developer’s rental guarantee for two years, rent free villa usage while your home is being built, and free shuttle service to town and beaches a half mile away then you have an amazing package that simply can’t be beat.

Contact Arthur and Sally for both the “DR Welcome Guide” and the “Info Package” for this outstanding north coast project now in its 14th year of success. There are also many other villa designs and the developer has an in-house architect so modifications to your exact needs are easily managed. This is the complete package; come and see!  Also, ask us about the developer’s “Try it, Buy it, Free Airfare” super discounted rental packages.

Apartment Rental in Sosua

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  • 200 Meter to the Beach
  • Very quite location
  • Gated condomoinium
  • Onsite Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Internet AV
  • XXL Swimming Pool
  • Maid/Cook/Babysitter – service available
  • Bank 60m
  • Supermarket 50m
  • Restaurant 30m
  • Onsite Laundry available Soon
  • Furnished
  • Generator
  • On Site Management