|Minimum Stay||1 - 2 nights|
Looking for a relaxing family vacation or a romantic moment in a quiet corner of the Caribbean? I offer an amazing beach apartment in Juan Dolio, on the fourth floor of the luxurious Marbella Towers, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the beach, a beautiful landscape and a huge crystal clear pool.
Its two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, kitchen, corridors and balconies are decorated in contemporary style, with contrasting colors of the Caribbean, and a maritime theme in the paintings and decorative crafts with special attention to every detail to delight the eye of the guest.
The quiet gated community where the apartment is located has a long, wide, clear, winding pool with two jacuzzis, restaurant, gazebos on the beach, play areas for children, gym and spa services, strict security and permanent staff in all areas.
The Marbella Condo is made up of three towers with 12 floors each, conveniently located just 10 minutes from Las Americas International Airport and 45 minutes from the vibrant city of Santo Domingo, where you can enjoy the exciting nightlife and return the same night to your apartment and sleep peacefully, lulled by the sound of waves and the sea breeze.
Nearby are two excellent golf courses (Guavaberry and Metro), and just a short distance away you will find restaurants, bars, pharmacies, supermarkets, ice cream parlors, and everything you need for a vacation in paradise.
I am a business consultant in communication and marketing, with more than 20 years working for banking, insurance, energy, education, tourism an mass media, among others industries. I was born in the Dominican Republic, where I grew up. I live in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic.
Melvin Peña purchased this apartment in 2011
I bought this property as an investment with the purpose of resale later, but I liked it so much that I've decided to keep it for my enjoyment and for friends and family. Because the stillness and beauty of the condominium and beach, Marbella is the ideal place for recreation and relax.
The unique contemporary, cosmopolitan and Caribbean style of my apartment makes this a place unique to stay and to see, plus to beautiful beach and landscape that bordered the luxury towers. Marbella is just 40 minutes from Santo Domingo, 20 from the airport and 5 of two golf courses. It also has many bars and restaurants nearby, pair go on foot or by car.
We took a chance on booking this property. At the time there weren't many reviews. From beginning to end, we have nothing but terrific things to say both about the property & the owner, Melvin & his assistant, Marie. The pictures speak for themselves, the property is gorgeous, decorated with local art tastefully displayed everywhere. The apartment is so open it almost reminds me of a lanai in Hawaii. You feel one with nature. Four of us were there for 12 days and didn't want to leave. If you book be sure & visit the Jumbo Grocery in the adjoining town. The prices are similar to what are available here in the US, but the fruits & vegetables are much more fresh. We enjoyed fresh pineapple, banana pina coladas made using the apartment blender every day.
Evening comes and the views out the apartment balcony are gorgeous. Soft palm trees are silhouetted against the ocean, the beautiful pool in the forefront. This complex has two twin pools & one of the pools is right in front of your unit. Soft breezes flow through the apartment all day long this time of the year & we didn't feel the need to turn on the air conditioning, not even once. It is there if needed though which is comforting.
In case you don't want to cook, there are several restaurants right across & down the street. We had a car & used parking provided at the unit & drove everywhere. And yes, the driving is crazy. There is so much to do I can't begin to list what is available.
One day we toured Santo Domingo & met up with Melvin & Marie for coffee. My sister said it best about Melvin, "What a charmer". We snorkeled, went diving and hiked in Bayshibe. Went to Carnival in Punta Cana, went whale watching on the Samana Bay, went to a national park south of the Samana Bay & of course took time to just relax at Marbella.
This is an owner owned property which means during the 12 days we were there, during the week, there was hardly anyone there except staff. We felt we had our own private place to enjoy. No jostling for chairs here. Just a peaceful, beautiful environment to enjoy. The weekends had a few more people, but again just a handful.
I can't say enough about this place & the Dominican people in general. Unlike many places in the Caribbean, we noticed no one who had a attitude, other than to be helpful & pleasant. You won't be disappointed if you choose to stay here.
We liked them so much we have invited them to come & stay with us, anytime. They feel like family.
Had an amazing weekend, the apt was fantastic and spacious (we were four), had plenty of towels, wifi worked great and the view was breathtaking. We had issues sending the payment to Dominican Republic however the communication with Melvin was superb he was awesome and made things super easy for us. So our trip was actually stress free!. In regards to places to eat we had a restaurant downstairs and prices were good and the food was excellent. I know there are several restaurants nearby but my trip was short and was not able to check them out. My parents did like the italian place nearby. There was some water issues as we only had water at certain times however this did not affect us as the water timing made sense and this is not a permanent problem. Overall we had a fantastic weekend and I plan to come back and stay at this apt. Would definitively recommend it to family and friends.
First I would like to say Melvin the owner is a excelent host.quick to respond to all my e-mailsand once I arrived was there to see my check in went smooth.We loved our stay at Marbella,The condo was clean and well decorated.The view of the beach and swimming pool were stunning.the #2 swimming pools are huge,and hardly used.I would recommend this place to anyone who would visit the Dominican Republic.
Marbella is the best of Juan Dolio. Beautifully maintained with a friendly and helpful staff
The apartment was great, everything you can wish for, direct ocean views, spacious, extremely clean and a fantastic King bed and master bedroom and second bedroom with 2 small beds.
We had a blast with our 16 month old baby who stayed at the beach / pool all the day long with us. The complex has great beach beds were he napped everyday with the nice ocean breeze. The owner Melvin Pena was a fantastic host, attentive to all the details and extremely easy to work with. He was a delight, at our last day he sent us a delicious dominican treat and offer to take us around in Santo Domingo although we couldnt take his offer as we had other engagements before departing. If you are looking to relax and do nothing this is it! the area has small restaurants and convenient stores close by, even an italian deli with authentic italian products which my husband really appreciate it to cook his italian meals. In addition a great masseuse on the premises we got the best massage ever with Lady!!! The staff is very attentive and the complex is super clean and secured.
Juan Dolio and its neighbor beach town Guayacanes are for those who seek a couples or family restful vacation but like being able to take many excursions. If you are staying in Juan Dolio, you are equidistant from the culture, shopping and dining and nightlife of Santo Domingo, great beaches, scuba diving and other attractions in La Romana, and just half an hour away from busy and crowded Boca Chica. The small towns of Guayacanes and Juan Dolio are following the shoreline.
Juan Dolio has a boulevard and a main street where most hotels and restaurants are located. So you can walk, jog or cycle in safety here. This destination is perfect for those looking for a quiet escape with the comforts of home.
What else is nearby?
Almost anywhere you could possibly want to go is accessible from the coastal highway which cuts through the town of Juan Dolio and follows the shoreline. Villas Del Mar is an area of Juan Dolio where many restaurants and all-inclusive hotels are located. Going west from Juan Dolio you’ll find the fishing village/beach town of Guayacanes, then the pretty cove-like beach of Playa Caribe, followed by Boca Chica about 20 minutes from Juan Dolio. Santo Domingo is less than a 40 minute drive to the west of Juan Dolio.
About 15 minutes further east is the baseball city of San Pedro de Macoris, home town of Sammy Sosa. Shopping is good in San Pedro at the Jumbo store. Another 40 minutes beyond that is the La Romana/Bayahibe area, two interesting touristic destination.
Everybody walks in Juan Dolio. The beach road is quiet and has very little traffic.
Those seeking action can head for the area's casinos, discos, 18-hole golf course or participate in the water sports programs offered by the many large all-inclusive complexes.
The Cueva de las Maravillas should be included in every visit. Down under, browse at the very good collection of pre-Columbian art amidst spectacular stenography created with lighting against stalagmites and stalactites.
Guided tours are an excellent way to experience this region, since there are relatively few attractions within walking or busing distance. Some of the excursions available are: Jeep Safaris, Santo Domingo City Tour and Half Day Tour, Santo Domingo Night Tour, Altos De Chavon artists village/River boat ride, Cueva Fun (and its seven-kilometer long underground river), Los Haitises and the mangroves park, Saona and Catalina Island.
A reputation for excellent cuisine has taken hold in Juan Dolio and Guayacanes. Sophisticated palates can choose from a variety of fine restaurants ranging from informal to casually elegant, even a few with noteworthy wine cellars. Italian restaurants and steak and seafood abound here. Since most restaurants cater to domestic vacationers coming in from Santo Domingo, prices in Juan Dolio are attractive all year round.
Some recommended restaurants are:
El Meson (Spanish cuisine and seafood)
El Sueño (awarded international cuisine and seafood)
Paladart (ideal for breakfast)
El concón (excellent Dominican cuisine and seafood)
Cococane Beach (French cuisine)
Madera Wood Café (bar restaurant with life music during weekend)
There is nightlife primarily at the hotels but this is not what you would call a “party hearty” destination. Take time out to visit the many restaurants in the area and mingle with the crowd that lives there or commutes in from Santo Domingo, especially on weekends.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
15 Nov 2014 - 22 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
US275 per night in Easter
Refundable USD250 minimun security deposit is required before check in
25% booking deposit required 6 weeks before arrival
We accept payments through pay pal and bank transfers.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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