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Romantic beach vew apartment, near everything!

Melvin Peña

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Bedrooms 2
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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Romantic beach vew apartment, near everything!

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Juan Dolio - Marbella Towers

Beach vew apartment With 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1Balcony.

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Melvin Peña (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2015

About Melvin Peña

I am a business consultant in communication and marketing, with more than 20 years experience working for banks, 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

Why Melvin Peña chose Juan Dolio

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Romantic beach vew apartment, near everything!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
New York City
5

Convenient Location, Beautiful Apt

  • 5 of 5

Juan Dolio might not be the most beautiful beach in all of DR, but it is very convenient to the capital and to SDQ and was therefore the perfect location for us for a very quick stay. Melvin's apartment is beautifully decorated and exactly as the pictures portray it and the Marbella complex was very nice. Marie, his assistant, was very prompt in her communications and helpful in answering any and all questions we had. She made the entire stay very convenient for us. If you're looking in Juan Dolio, you cannot go wrong with this rental.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vanessa: Thank you so much for your nice review. We are so happy to know you enjoyed your visit to Santo Domingo and a relax time at the apartment in Marbella. Best wishes: Melvin Peña
United States
5

Wouldn't Have Wanted to be Anywhere Else

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Speechless, Dear Norma! Thanks a lot!
5

Amazing Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andrea,   Thank you for your kind review. I am extremely pleased that my guests have a pleasant stay. I am also pleased to inform you that the circumstantial issue of water, due to changes in the neighborhood, was completely resolved. I hope that when you return with your family can also enjoy spa services, massage, gym, private chefs and everything Marbella have to offer you.   Sincerely,     Melvin
5

Stunning views from terrace

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Phillip, thanks for your excellent review. It's a real pleasure having you and Mary as guests in Marbella. My home will always be your home. I hope that when you return I can ever accompany to enjoy the fabulous cuisine and exciting nightlife of Santo Domingo, just 45 minutes from the peaceful community of Juan Dolio. When you return you will love the new gym and sauna of Marbella too! Truly yours, Melvin.
4

The Best of Juan Dolio

  • 4 of 5

Marbella is the best of Juan Dolio. Beautifully maintained with a friendly and helpful staff

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, dear Peter. Marbella is now even better, with the opening of new facilities at the Spa & Salon, where our guests can enjoy the fitness center, washing and drying hair, manicures, massages and facials. An attractive and new menu has been added to its Coco's Restaurant. I hope to see you again! Truly yours, Melvin
5

Fantastic Place to relax and unwind!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mildred, I am very impressed with your comment! You're a writer! Thanks a lot! We are always pleasing to receive you and your family here in Marbella, Juan Dolio. Hugs, Melvin

Location

Car: not necessary

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.

Getting around

Everybody walks in Juan Dolio. The beach road is quiet and has very little traffic.

Attractions:

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.

Excursions

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.

Restaurants

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)

Entertainment outside

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.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Juan Dolio in Dominican Republic East

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • One private bathroom in the master bedroom One second guest bathroom Both with hot water, shower and tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 1 master bedroom with private bath, king bed, fully equipped, beautifully decorated 1 bedroom for children or guests with external bathroom, two beds, beautifully decorated
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming

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