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Rental opportunities in the Dominican Republic

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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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

Why Sosua/Cabarete in the Dominican Republic vs. Punta Cana?

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is why would someone buy property in the Cabarete/Sosua area instead of on the other side of the island, the place most North Americans know as the “All-Inclusive Capital of the DR,” Punta Cana (PC).  The question itself reflects the marketing bias that has always presented the eastern end of the island as a fabulous beach and golf destination, but recently positive attention is being diverted to The Dominican Republic’s (DR) north coast as more and more Baby Boomers and vacation property buyers search for the very best beachfront bargains.

The real difference in considering the area east of Puerto Plata vs. Punta Cana real estate comes down to what kind of experience a person wants.  Punta Cana is on the Caribbean, tranquil waters with sandy beach dominated by large All-Inclusive hotels.  For a few days of sun and golf it is a fabulous destination, but for escape from winter cold and for more long term residency offerings, the Atlantic facing north coast is a far better choice.  Below are just a few reasons the two areas might as well be on different islands they are so different:

  • The Atlantic brings year round wind off the ocean producing world class wind sport opportunities such as kite boarding and wind surfing.  The wind also keeps the climate cooler and more bug free thus creating pleasant living conditions for the growing expatriate population roughly divided into third proportions among Canadian, American and European citizens.  Punta Cana on the other hand is calm and sunny with less vegetation and without the exotic mountain vistas where the mountains ripple down to the sea on the north coast.
  • A more interesting climate and scenery on the north coast also combines with more cultural experience as there are real towns here to enjoy.  Cabarete is largely a tourist town having grown up by the incredible growth of Kite Boarding in the area whereas Sosua is both a working Dominican town and a tourist destination.  Residents and tourists freely move about on bus and taxi systems or rented cars and find countless restraunts, beaches, shops and tours whereas in PC the hotel experience governs most contact with the island and its residents; in fact, there really isn’t even much of a town of PC but rather a region populated with hotels.
  • Another important difference is hurricane vulnerability and again the two areas differ greatly.  Most storms hitting the DR come up from the south or east making the southern and eastern ends of the island such as PC more vulnerable to the more destructive storm surge.  The north coast has three things in its favor regarding hurricanes:  1) three mountain ranges in the center of the island (the highest peak being 10,400 feet from sea level) tend to disrupt storms passing over the island leaving heavy rain to the north coast but not storm surge, 2) Puerto Rico to the east and Jamaica as well as Haiti to the west work in conjunction with the mountain ranges to break apart storms that might pass over the north coast, and 3) deep ocean water to the north of the DR do not favor the development or sustenance of hurricanes and serve as an additional assets in our protection.  You can see old growth palm trees all up and down the north coast illustrating natural factors very much working to our protection here.
  • Many other reasons abound ranging from heavy governmental investment in North Coast infrastructure (roads, sewage treatment, beaches, full time electrical grid, expanded International Airport in Puerto Plata with many direct flights to the US, Canada and Europe, security, etc.) but perhaps the most compelling reason to consider the north coast for second home or retirement property is value—prices and selection on the north coast simply cannot be beat and offer the most affordable beachfront and ocean facing mountain properties in the Caribbean.  Take a look below as just a few choices:

BL6020AB – Great buy on a Cabarete beachfront lot with miles of sand to walk:

AP6126AB – Brand new Cabarete apartment listing and a great price on quality; natural stones, wood, and really cool design—first one of this model closest to the beach:

AP6094AB – Stunning Cabarete beach front penthouse finished with marble, granite, mahogany one bedroom condo:

AP6098AB – Lovely 2 bedroom fully outfitted Sosua condo in 185 acre complex with full service gym, restaurant, water park for the kids, and gorgeous ocean vistas.

AP6026AB – Terrific 3 bedroom beachfront Cabarete condo for less than $US300,000

HG6063AB – Absolutely immaculate Cabarete house with pool and it comes with a Nissan Murano that only has 45 thousand miles and is pristine:

HG6041AB – Incredible tropical Cabarete villa for rental return or luxury living at a great price:

There are great bargains available right now in Dominican real estate in both Cabarete and Sosua; Sally and I can help you find your own little slice of paradise, it’s more affordable than you think.

Contact Arthur and Sally Byrd.

Looking for somewhere special for your next vacation?

Look no further!  This beautiful oceanfront condo in located in the heart of Cabarete and directly on the beach.  Perfect for a dream vacation.  The photograph shows the view from your private balcony.

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