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    A Cabarete Classic Villa Opens to investors and renters alike

    Cabarete is known for its wide selection of towering apartment buildings bordering its windy bay, where most of its travelers find lodging or retirement living. Private villas are scarce near the bay, and while there`s a few clusters of small villas in the kite beach area ( Bahia de Arena, Nanny`s Beach Houses, Olas De Oro ) those are mostly small scale units and almost always booked up because demand is higher than supply.

    Almost all of the large scale, high end luxury rentals of Cabarete are found in gated communities, like Perla Marina, Sea Horse Ranch, Hideaway Beach, Playa Laguna and Lomas Mironas ( in reality, the best ones are in the second and third option ). It`s rare to find a large, luxury rental villa close to the bay and the night life, because most of the prime land is reserved for buildings.  In late December 2012, a classic beach front house was introduced to the rental and real estate market, opening a new door to those seeking to rent or buy a villa close to the heart of Cabarete:

    http://www.goldenkeymanagement.com/spc1048.htm   as a rental

    http://www.goldenkeymanagement.com/spc1049.htm   for sale

    Once just a family beach house rarely used by its owners, it has now been opened to bidders who can afford its daily rental rate of US$550/night, providing 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms ( the 5th is closed ) and promising great family vacations, wedding venue celebrations by the beach and even corporate retreat and meetings. The sale price is a generous US$1.3 million, low by any standards for a property of more than 600 square meters of construction (over 6,480 sq ft ).

    The house is built on three floors, offering 2 bedrooms in the first level, 2 on the second and a large master suite with a long balcony in the upper level. A set of panoramic windows grace the living room with fine vistas of the ocean, and a modern European kitchen sets the tone to entertain guests and family. The outdoor gazebo attached to the exterior pool side towers on top of the pool terrace and includes a brick BBQ grill and patio furniture. This property has many fine features, and the beach front swimming pool almost next to the golden sand beach is just one of the best.

    The villa was "rediscovered" by Golden Treasures Luxury Rentals, and restored to bring back its grandeur and make it available for its customers. Contact us for more information on booking and visiting this fantastic beach villa in Cabarete.

     

     

    Useful resources on travel to the North Coast:

    Puerto Plata Travel Guide

    Dominican Republic Travel Guide

    Sosua Villa Rentals

    Cabarete Villa Rentals

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    Cruise Ship Visit Opens a New Age in Puerto Plata

    The arrival in the early hours of Thursday, of the "New World" Cruise ship at the city harbor, with 223 passengers, opened a new age for tourism in Puerto Plata. The ship arrived when the clock marked 7:30 am in the morning, as planned by the authorities of the Ministry of Tourism and the Dominican Port Authority, who awaited in this city to welcome this cruise ship coming from Miami, United States.

    To say that the ship caused widespread admiration among the people of Puerto Plata is an understatement, because many cried "the cruise ships are back", in reminiscence of the 80`s when Puerto Plata was the top cruise port destination in the Dominican Republic. Others, however, welcomed the presence of these cruise tourists, executives from the company that brought it to this area, the crew and officers of the liner. The "The World" cruise ship is registered in the Bahamas (Nassau), is a boutique-style boat captained by Dag H. Saevik, Senior Captain, and Antonino Cardillo, Hotel Manager, where they travel with 223 passengers, plus crew staff and other workers.

    The visitors were received by officials of the Ministry of Tourism, Dominican Port Authority, government officials, hoteliers, tour operators, and other representatives of institutions linked to this activity, which welcomed these cruisers.

    The cruise ship "The World" is a world-class private yacht with 165 privately owned condos and suites.

    The last cruise ship to visit Puerto Plata was seen in 1986, so this visit is considered to have a strong impact on tourism for the North coast. Carnival Cruises is set to build a new hub port for cruise liners in Maimon, Puerto Plata that will start operations in 2014. Local authorities highlighted the importance of this visit, including port Administrator Juan Musa, who noted that tourists loved the natural beauty of Puerto Plata and its importance as a landmark and historical first in the Americas.

    Puerto Plata was Taino land when Christopher Columbus first came to American back in 1492. It was the first of many landmarks related to the discovery of the new world, including the first Spanish settlement in the Americas. Recently, the Dominican Republic was featured as Best of the Caribbean 2012 by Caribbean Travel and Leisure. Another cruise line ( Royal Caribbean ) was in talks with President Danilo Medina about construction of a larger port in Samana.

     

    The ship visited Puerto Plata this week and leaves on early Saturday morning.

    The widespread construction of luxury condos and villas in the North coast combine with existing hotels to provide thousands of rooms and lodging units to supply the demand for accommodation in the area, specially in Sosua, Cabarete, Cofresi and Cabrera.

     

     

    Related links:

    http://aboardtheworld.com

    http://www.cruising.org/vacation/destinations/cities/puerto-plata


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    Scratchpad Notes For Private Rental Guests Visiting The Dominican Republic

    Luxury is a global commodity these days, and nowhere does that apply more than in the exclusive world of villa rentals. Traveling to a foreign country involves more than just finding the right accommodation, since you`ll need to deal with currency exchange, transportation, entry visas ( if required ), food, drinks, tours, and other interesting aspects of local culture. Visiting The Dominican Republic is no exception, and in the eyes of rental agents like Golden Treasures, there`s a list taken from the scratchpad that will serve a good purpose to most travelers renting villas within the geographic area of the North coast that spans Sosua, Cabarete and Puerto Plata ( includes Cofresi and Cabrera ).

    IATA has a useful page on Dominican Republic Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details, showing the entry, import and export regulations, along with other useful information:

    Major Airports: When flying to Puerto Plata, the closest airport is Gregorio Luperon ( POP ) which is just 15 minutes away from Puerto Plata, 10 minutes away from Cabarete, and 7 minutes away from Sosua. followed by Santiago ( STI ) which is 1 hour away. There`s a page with full details and all the airport contact numbers at the Sosua villas travel guide. Contacting POP is just a phone call away: The web for the POP airport is http://puerto-plata-airport.com ; Telephone Numbers: 809-291-0000 ext. 221 and 809-586-0175 The airport`s VIP lounge is 809-586-0107 ext. 247 and 302.

    Pets: Cats and dogs: A Health Certificate is required issued within 15 days prior to arrival by a competent veterinarian in country of origin, stating that animals are in good health and coming from an area free from serious diseases during the last 3 months. They must be vaccinated against rabies and parvovirus within a period of more than one month and less than one year prior to arrival. No birds are allowed into the country as pets via the airport.

    Departure Tax of USD 20.- is normally included in the ticket. However, if not included, this must be paid on departure. The tax also increases depending on the length of stay.

    Airport Transfer: getting from the airport to town is fairly easy and cost-effective, since there are many drivers available at every major airport at all times. As of October 2012 the cost for a transfer from POP to Sosua costs $25-30.00 (1-6 ppl ). Add $10.00 for Cabarete or Puerto Plata, though some drivers offer deals like $5 or $10 discount depending on the traveler. Beware if someone asks for an unusually higher rate, and report to base at the airport ( located next to the passenger exit ).

    Normally the rental agency works with a certain number of taxi drivers that are experienced in bringing guests to private villas so they need to be given no directions as they are prepared with information given to them by the agency. Those drivers are designated to pick you up ahead of time, and are very trusted by the rental agency and hence chosen to do the transfer.

    Among the vans used for transporting tourists, there`s the Toyota HiAce, Hyundai Starex and Toyota Sienna.

    Golden Treasures Luxury Rentals selects the driver based on number of passengers and availability, also based on their customer service skills and bilingual prowess. Some offer coolers with free beer and water to passengers, even Wifi inside the van. In the course of transfer and even during the rental process, some groups hire the services of the drivers for the lenght of their stay as a private driver to go anywhere they want in the North Coast ( costs $100-150.00 per day to get such services ).

    The Sosua-Cabarete Taxi Association has 150 drivers, from which we often call the ones with the highest rating in terms of customer service, based on direct feedback from clients. Among the ones we use, here`s a quick list and photos, we are well known among most taxi drivers of the association and can only say these guys do a superb job, every day.

     Rafael Garcia    Tel. 809-986-2387  | Victor Sanchez Tel. 809-228-8689    |  Taxi Wilman  Tel. 809-912-5037

    Domingo Ortiz   Tel. 829-270-6768  | Jose Martinez   Tel. 829-901-8211    |  Taxi Rosario   Tel. 809-399-0427

    Jesus Garcia      Tel. 809-885-5521  | Taxi Peniche     Tel. 829-939-6355    |   Alfredo Taxi  Tel. 809-819-9095

    Taxi Castaño     Tel. 809-357-8708  | Papo Polanco    Tel. 829-820-0435    |   Lilo Reyes     Tel. 809-977-4995

     

    1- Rafael Garcia and his Dodge Grand Caravan      2- Victor Sanchez and his Toyota Sienna

     

    3- Domingo Ortiz and his Hyundai Starex             4- Jose Martinez and his blue Hyundai Starex

     

    5- Javier and his white Toyota Sienna              6- Don Papo Polanco and his black Starex

     

    Rafael Garcia is bilingual, his contact # is 809-986-2387 Taxi Service in Sosua and Cabarete, also other areas.

    Some of the villas that are often rented with driver and van can be seen in the photo below:

    Car Rental:   The other side of transportation in the island is having a car rental, which can prove convenient to some travelers. Local airports have a wide selection of car rental agencies, and POP includes international providers. Savings Car Rental is recommended, based in the Puerto Plata airport, and Ok Motors which is based between Sosua and Cabarete. Prices range from US$20.00 per day to even $80.00 based on model, type and luxury of the vehicle. Local and more informal agencies in town also provide good deals but beware of costs if the car is dented or crashed in any way.

    Chef Service: Travel and food go hand in hand and luxury villa rentals are always associated with private chefs and gourmet foods. Local restaurants provide excellent menus from International cuisine, and topping the charts in Sosua are the Morua Mai ( delicious Primavera pasta and Paellas ), Bologna ( wood oven pizzas and fabulous churrasco ) and The Waterfront ( best fish dishes in a beach front setting ). Casa 21 is a very chic restaurant set in a deluxe B&B run by a Belgian couple, a sort of Bon Vivant atmosphere where cuisine is taken to a higher level.

    Other cafés and bar restaurants recommended in Sosua are Britannia Pub, Oh La Vache, Cubanos Café, Bella Italia, Baileys, Sirloin `n Steak, Merengue Bar, Rumba`s, Piergiorgio`s, Hosteria 24 and Schnitzel`s Paradise. Having a private chef in Sosua or Cabarete means having full service from 8:00am to 8:00pm, and once you meet the chef she will have a schedule where a list of foods will be agreed to go grocery shopping, and a full menu is published online. The cost of a private chef ranges from $75-100.00 but can go lower for luxury villa renters based on lenght of rental period.

    The Morua Mai restaurant is a landmark in Sosua, also the recently remodeled La Roca.

    Grocery Shopping: El playero supermarket is the natural choice for most shoppers, as there`s a big one in the main highway and a smaller second one near the beach entrance. It features a big selection of local and international products, from France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Greece and the United States. Fine steaks, turkey, fish and other gourmet food and ingredients can be purchased there. Another choice is Sosua Supermarket, located in the main Sosua-Cabarete highway. For late night grocery shopping of more simple ingredients, the Los Tipicos supermarket is the option as it closes around midnight.

    Telecommunications: The Dominican Republic has a modern network of providers that include Claro/Codetel ( ex Verizon ), Orange, Tricom and Viva, all major players offering state of the art telecom services in the island. The cost for calling back home is fairly cheap, especially to the USA ( about US$20 cents per minute ). Buying a GSM simcard costs around $5 dollars, and if it includes a low cost phone about $12.00; Luxury Rental clients from Golden Treasures in Sosua and Cabarete can request complimentary mobile phones, that come preloaded with minutes and useful numbers to local resources ( taxi drivers, restaurants, tours, etc ). In the event of a maintenance issue in a rental, clients can directly call the concierge using the mobiles.

    Complimentary phones for villa rental guests save time and effort, keeping guests connected with providers.

    Currency Exchange: The first important piece of advice regarding money, is to never exchange at airports overseas or local, because the rates offered are very low. Foreign currencies such as the US Dollar and Euro are widely accepted, but it is better to use pesos when paying certain vendors ( restaurants, bars, cafes ). As of October 12, 20112, the exchange rates were as such:

    1 US Dollar = RD$42.35 pesos

    1 British Pound = RD$62.00 pesos

    1 Canadian Dollar = RD$39.15

    1 Euro = RD$58.00

    Taken from http://bsc.com.do  the official website for Banco Santa Cruz. Visit the bank website for up to date rates.

    The best places to exchange money in Sosua are Banco Santa Cruz, Vimenca, Playero Supermarket and Casa De Cambio Ortega. There`s guys on the street for afterhour exchange, most are known in the community but it`s always safer to ask before dealing with any of them ( some offer really bad rates ). Among the ones that stay open late and are very trusted are Domingo Ortiz at Pedro Clisante Street, and Winston ( across Domingo`s ). Dominican money is best carried in $100`s and $500`s bills, because the larger $2,000 bills are harder to circulate in some cases. Here`s a photo of local peso currency:

    Tours: The North Coast of the Dominican Republic offers some of the best tours in the island, that can be booked through tour operators and other providers. A full list can be found at http://www.sosua-villas.com/tours-in-sosua and among the best ones there`s horseback riding, golfing, fishing, surfing, dirt bikes, buggies, damajagua waterfalls, paradise island snorkeling, diving, trekking, El Choco national park, paddle surfing in the Cabarete lagoon, kite surfing, zip lining, Monkey jungle, Ocean World and whale watching in Samana. Mel Tours and Iguana Mama are preferred providers of tours in Sosua and Cabarete.

     

     

    Golfing: Playa Dorada in Puerto Plata is the natural choice, since it is located just 20 minutes away from Sosua and Cabarete. 18 holes of challenging, 72 par golf among ocean and mountain view landscaping. Rates start at $50.00 for 9 holes and $75.00 for 18 holes in winter, and $35 / $60 in summer time. Visit the Playa Dorada Golf Course online for full details.

    Language: Spanish is the official language of the Dominican Republic, and many of its inhabitants also speak English, French or German. Learning some words can be fun, and shows a deeper respect to local people in any country. Dominican Spanish is not 100% pure, as it has evolved over decades -if not hundred of years- since the first Spanish settlement discovered the island on October 12, 1492 on the voyage led by Christopher Columbus. There`s an online list of Dominican Slang with very curious words at http://dominicanspanish.com/dominican-expressions.htm

    Security: Tourists are generally safe in most Dominican destinations ( East or North ) but normal precautions should always be followed as in any other country. Local Tourist Police ( Politur ) are always close by in Sosua and Cabarete, and most crime is associated with pickpocket chicas in certain bars and clubs ( seeking out single men ). A safety deposit box is usually provided in all luxury villa rentals, recommended to keep money, jewelry and passports safe. 24hr security is provided in every villa rental as part of the rental cost, including maid service.

    Music: Merengue is the national rythm, although it`s been influenced and partially replaced by other newer rythms such as Salsa, Bachata, Regaetton and North American music. Since most guests bring their own music in their phones or ipods, we keep a stock of cables and adapters in every villa we rent. If the stereo does not include ipod/phone input jacks, we bring a replacement for the duration of the rental at no additional cost.

    Electrical Power: the power grid in the DR supplies 110v and 220V, and in any case we keep a supply of power adapters so guests can use European made appliances, including voltage converters.

    Villa Certification: In order for a villa or condo to make it to the listings at Golden Treasures Luxury Rentals, a visual audit and testing of facilities is carried out, such as swimming pool, air conditioners, kitchen appliances, audio/video equipment, and even electric gate motors. It is understandable that after years of use by renters, any equipment can break down at any time ( water pumps, light bulbs, swimming pool equipment ) so it is in the agency`s best interest to get things fixed as soon as possible in the event that it happens during a rental period. In order to qualify as a luxury rental, there`s a list of minimum standard requirements to be met by the property:


    1- Accesible Location  2- Security in the premises 3- Good condition 4- Daily maid service 5- Wireless Internet  6- Cable TV

    7- Power Back Up System  8- Swimming Pool or Jacuzzi 9- Fully equipped kitchen 10- Air Conditioning in bedrooms.


    Some of the rental listings are already bearing the new certification sign that shows the WiFi, mobile phone, security icon and certified status:

    REAL ESTATE: Golden Treasures also offers one of the largest catalogs of luxury villas, condos and vacation homes in the North Coast, within the five major towns of Sosua, Cabarete, Puerto Plata, Cofresi and Cabrera. With the added benefit of generating rental income, the units are managed by management agencies we closely work with, guaranteeing a trusted circle of cooperation for the benefit of all. Visit http://www.goldenkeymanagement.com for more information on listings for sale.

                          1-809-377-2038   1-829-477-2038

     

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    The Villa Rental Experience in Sosua, Dominican Republic

    Traveling to the Dominican Republic has been in the bucket list of many people, and once learning of places like Sosua ( in the Northern area of Puerto Plata ) it becomes a trend that lasts for years. Once known for its many resorts, Sosua went through many transformations over the years, due to changes in tourism. Nowadays, more and more people choose to stay in private villa rentals or condos that offer a self-catering alternative complemented by many international and local cuisine restaurants.

    The process of getting a villa for rent in Sosua is fairly simple and can be resumed in a few steps:

    1- finding out how many bedrooms you need
    2- determining the budget for the rental period
    3- selecting the desired property from the rentals list
    4- contacting the agent to verify availability
    5- contract and deposit payment

    Step 1 relates to the number of people that will be accommodated in a villa rental, normally there`s a limit of 2 people per bedroom. In some cases a sofa bed or double beds are provided to extend that limit. If the limit is overexceeded, the house resources ( water, bathrooms, furniture, back up power, supplies, etc ) will be overburdened and might result in failures or broken furniture.

    Step 2 is the stage when the group determines how much they can afford per day, say there`s a 4 bedroom villa shared by 4 couples. If the price is $400.00 per night, each couple pays $100.00 dollars per night out of a $1600,  4 -night rental.

    Selecting the villa is fairly easy, though it is always best to ask the agent for suggestions. He/She knows the cons and pros of all the villas and will add a lot of helpful advice.  The rentals page has a large selection with all the needed details, see the list here.

    Contacting the agent can sometimes be the first step, though it`s far better to get all the information of steps 1 and 2 before making initial contact. Remember that the agent is a busy person and can`t stay on the phone for more than 10-20 minutes max per call.

    Once a decision has been reached and the proper information provided,  the rental contract and invoice is sent to the provided email, which must be followed by the deposit payment either via credit card, bank payment or other methods. The advantages of renting a private villa for a holiday vacation are numerous, such as having the swimming pool with no strangers, a full kitchen, linens, towels, and control over who goes in and out of the villa.

    Types of villas:

    There`s various types of villas, and many clients call to request beachfront villas in Sosua because they don`t know that there`s no rentals facing the bay. However, there`s oceanfront ones with magnificent locations and beachfront ones 5 minutes away from the center of town.

    Our classification is based on property size, location, amenities and price:

    1- Small Villas
    2- Affordable Villas
    3- Luxury Villas
    4- Ultra Luxury Rentals

    Small villas start as low as US$155.00 per day, include 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, swimming pool, garden and the basics such as air conditioning, cable TV, Internet, power back up, BBQ, security, kitchen, gas, maid service and gardening/ pool cleaning. This is an example ( below ) of a nice small villa rental in Sosua ( includes a Jacuzzi by the pool ):


     

    Affordable ones are larger than the small ones, usually 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with better looking furniture and layout. Prices start around US$220.00 and include all the basic amenities as small ones, and can be found with ocean view and beach front locations. The one below includes an outdoor Jacuzzi and BBQ area:

    In a higher end of vacation rentals, luxury villas can cost between US$350.00 and 1,400 per night, offering 4-6 bedrooms and wider range of styles, amenities and locations. Some are oceanfront and might have super suites with flat screen TVs, stereos, ipod docking, small fridge, safe deposit box and lounge area with sofa bed. The example below is a villa ultima with 4 suites:



    Since every rental is built for an independent owner, most will have customized features and architectural styles. Luxury features such as outdoor or indoor Jacuzzi are found in all 4 types of villas. Some oceanfront homes like spc0429 are luxury rentals that can be available at a discount if discussed with the agent ( specially in low season ): imagine getting a place like this for $800.00 per night, with 5 suites and 7 beds.

     

    Ultra Luxury rentals refer to the type of villas that cost from $1,500.00 to $3,500.00 per night, usually large ones with more than six bedrooms and up to 10. That kind of villas are found in Cabarete and Cabrera ( North Coast ) and Punta Cana and La Romana ( East ). Decorated with expensive furnishings and offering a more exclusive atmosphere, an ultra luxury rental is a lifestyle for people traveling to Caribbean destinations like the Dominican Republic. These type of villas are perfect for corporate groups and large family reunions, weddings and celebrations. The one in the collage below has a cost of US$3,000.00 per day:


    Rules & Security Deposits:

    Since there can be damage to the property or its furniture, art or electronics, a security deposit is always a must. In smaller villas it`s usually $100-200 and for larger villas it ranges from $500-1000.00 or an open credit card voucher. Some of the rules in the villas are the same as in any respected neighborhood:

    1- Low noise levels ( not loud music allowed, varies from villa to villa ).
    2- No pets without permission.
    3- no fighting in the premises.
    4- no local visitors ( local bar females, some villas do allow them ).
    5- no nudity in the outdoor ( unless the grounds are walled ).

    A lot of the villas in gated communities are strict on these rules, understandably so because of the neighbors. However, there`s rentals that erase these rules because of location, some very ideally set such as a private hilltop, see example ( spc0245 ) or walled beach property ( spc0975 ). In any case, talking to the rental agent will yield a lot of information regarding each individual villa as there are a lot of exceptions to each different rule.

    Once the villa is rented, all that`s needed is food and drinks to make it a memorable vacation. Airport pick up services are available through the agency, also some extras such as private chef, car rental, driver, bodyguard, and tours. The vacation rental industry is rising worldwide, and so it`s positively affecting islands like the Dominican Republic. The new Carnival Cruise Port being built in Puerto Plata will bring an estimated 2 million visitors in the first 2 years of operation, starting in 2014.

    The full selection of villas for rent in Sosua can be seen by clicking the banner below.

    Many tours available in Sosua can be found in the following links:

    Tours in Puerto Plata

    Ecotourism in Dominican Republic

    Tours in Sosua

     

     

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    An overview on location of villas in Sosua and Cabarete

    Having a great vacation in the Dominican Republic might involve renting a private villa or condo for the conveniences it offers. Most travelers contact us requesting beach villas in Sosua and while there`s a lot of villas advertised as beach villas for rent or sale, the reality is that most of the rental ones are not really on the beach, except for a few ultra luxury properties set on the ocean front or in neighboring residential communities. Over 95% of the most demanded villa rentals in Sosua are set on gated communities as seen in the map below showing the main beaches numbered 1 to 6; to keep private villas as such, we`ll classify the villa locations from A to J:

    Location A has the most villas below US$300.00 per day, a 20 min. walk or a 3 min. drive in a car, includes free daily shuttle 5 times per day to Sosua and Cabarete beach. Location B has some small villas too, mostly booked up.  The C has the SPC0575 /SPC0576 which is a top rental for groups, within walking distance to town and can offer a total of 7 bedrooms or rented as a 2, 5, 6 or 4 bedroom villa ( configured with 2 attached villas or 1 ). D has two oceanfront listings: spc0255  and spc0429 which could be available at a deal on low season.

    THESE TWO ARE GREAT OCEANFRONT VILLAS FOR RENT IN SOSUA, IN THE LUXURY LISTINGS.

    CLICK THE SOSUA MAP TO VIEW LARGER IMAGE

    Location E has some condos and villas for rent, best if a rental car is at hand.  F has some of the finest villa rentals in Sosua, starting around US$850.00 per night and much higher for beach front properties. The I has luxury beachfront condos for a low deal, starting around US$145.00 per night, code SPC0591 and frequently used for bachelor parties because it`s a private area within walking distance to town and there`s good availability most of the year.

    THESE ARE SOME OF THE VILLAS IN LOCATION A OF THE MAP ABOVE.

    All the villas we list are certified to be good as a vacation rental, and testimonials attest our dedication for quality. If we ever face an issue with a villa not being up to our standards, we place it in a special list pending re-certification once the issues are corrected. Airport transfers are available for all the rental guests, the current cost is US$30.00 for a van that fits around 10 people.

    Other locations such as H and G in the map below also offer excellent beach front villa rentals, one of them is spc0873 which has 3 bedrooms and located right on the beach. The distance from these two locations is about a 6 minute drive to Sosua`s main center, same for Cabarete beach. Quite easy just to rent a car, there`s drivers available and rates as low as US$34.00 per day. Location J in the map has a magnificent mountain view villa, code spc0661. which has 4 bedrooms and takes just 7 minutes from the center of town to the villa.

    THE LARGEST CONCENTRATION OF LUXURY OCEAN FRONT AND BEACH VILLAS IS FOUND IN LOCATIONS F, H AND J.  - CLICK IMAGE FOR LARGER SIZE

    VILLA SPC0661 HAS AMAZING VISTAS OF THE MOUNTAINS, JUST MINUTES AWAY FROM ALL THE BEACHES.

    There are many good deals available, specially with the one bedroom option rental club that applies to some properties that will let you rent one or two bedrooms for a fraction of the price, letting you rent a luxury villa and just use what you need. Just make sure you ask the rental agent before if you plan to host a bachelor party, so the proper vacation villa is booked, since there`s some properties not fit for parties due to neighbor`s proximity.

    Call Golden Treasures Vacation Rentals for more information at 809-377-2038 / 829-477-2038 or email us.

    SOSUA BEACH, NUMBER 1 IN THE MAP

    WATERFRONT BEACH, NUMBER 2 ON THE MAP

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