Paradise in Los Altos
I'm somewhat hesitant to write this review as my instinct is to keep this hidden gem for myself. The property is extraordinary in every sense. The condo itself is well appointed and demonstrates thoughtful attention to every detail. This characterization encompasses EVERYTHING about the condo-- the kitchen, the bedrooms ( especially the master bedroom), the living room with bose equipment to stream music throughout the house, the multiple terraces, the clean,spacious and bathrooms-- todo.
Bobby was a most attentive property manager and attended to all of my needs prior, during and post holiday. Dominga, the housekeeper and AMAZING cook, made the trip extra special.We escorted her to the market, requested our favorite meals, and she prepared five star gastronomical wonders. I say this as a New Yorker who has lived around the world and enjoys amazing food. From her chicharrón de pollo to her arroz con gandules, her food is second to none. ( And she knows it!)
Casa de Campo itself is a world-class resort, although we personally didn't use the resort much as we came to rest. We did, however, frequent the beach ( where we took our own cooler of cosmos, gimlets and other drinks as the beach prices for cocktail rival even Manhattan's most costly bars).
One piece of advice: RENT A CAR. You wlll not be able to do anything without a vehicle. Car rental is quite affordable and Bobby makes the process seamless. While there is a lovely pool outside the apartment ( which we also used as a heated jacuzzi at night), you will need a car to drive to the beach. There are a few restaurants on the Casa de Campo property, but Dominga's cooking was far superior. This is not a slight to the restaurants, but rather an indication of her cooking.
Main questions that you'd want to know-- The video and photos don't nearly do the place justice, but it's impossible to capture scale and details unless you're on the premises. The apartment is spotless and well-maintained. I travel around the world a fair amount for work and pleasure. I recommend this place rental without qualification.
PS Do remember that you are coming to the Dominican Republic, a Spanish-speaking country in the Caribbean. Casa de Campo is one of the most coveted and prestigious vacation areas in the Spanish speaking world. If you are looking for English-speaking Disneyland, then this is not the place for you. I would recommend an American-owned resort. Or perhaps America. :)
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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