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Rick Brackins

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks English, Spanish

Intimate Boutique Hotel

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday hotel in Cabarete - Velero Beach Resort

One and two bedroom apartments available.

The Velero Beach Resort is the top rated hotel in Cabarete. You will feel very comfortable at our small intimate facility. We are convenient to a supermarket that is well supplied with all the items necessary if you wish to do some cooking during your stay. In the two bedroom units you can have your choice of a bedroom with a king size bed or two queen size beds. All units have flat screen TV's. You are only a five minute walk down the beach to the many restaurants and shops as well as the night life.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Rick Brackins (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks English, Spanish

About Rick Brackins

I am a retired businessman that took up kitesurfing at the age that most guys take up shuffleboard. I am always interested in meeting new people. Velero is a condo/hotel which means each unit is individually owned of which I own 6 units which can be rented as 6 two bedroom two bath units or as 12 one bedroom units. Some owners have their units in a rental pool which you can rent by going directly through the hotel.

Rick Brackins purchased this hotel in 2004

Why Rick Brackins chose Cabarete

Our facility is very quiet and offers a nice green area surrounding our infinity pool. We have a private parking area although a car is really not necessary here.

What makes this hotel unique

You will be met and escorted by a young dominican lady that is fluent in English to show you around and answer any questions that you may have.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Intimate Boutique Hotel
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
New York

Great Place / Great People

  • 5 of 5

The location of this resort is absolutely perfect, at the southern point of Cabarete. It is perfectly out of the way of most general foot traffic, but right next to where everything is happening (less than 5 minutes stroll). It has its own little beach area and a great pool and restaurant to boot. Everything you could ever require is right at your finger tips.

I found this place by looking at the reviews on VRBO and everyone is spot on. The owner (Rick and Indira) could not be more pleasant and attentive. They have a great pickup and drop off service and great to sit and have a chat in the evening.

I am not sure you could ask for more than this. I will definitely be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have come to Cabarete a number of times for the surf, wind, and sun.

We accidentally stumbled across Velero and Rick, and can categorically say it was one of the best accidents to have happened. We have not returned to another resort since - not a single one is a touch on this place

Rick and Indira are such kind and genuine people that will ensure your stay is amazing. Many an evening we have spent a few hours sitting beach side having a beer watching the sun go down.

Indira is categorically one of the most helpful individuals you will ever meet. From the moment you are picked up from the airport to the drop off, your stay will be made easy.

The resort is perfect, nice and quiet yet less than 5 minutes walk down a beautiful beach to the happening spots. Having an onsite restaurant is great for those nights you don't want to fair out and about, and having the town supermarket a few minutes away is incredible. The rooms are comfortable and consistent, with A/C and all the amenities you require.

Its not a question of would we come back, we do come back!!!!

Definitely give this place a go if you go to Cabarete

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It doesn't get any better than this place

  • 5 of 5

This place is a real gem. Rick and Indira are really special people who go out of their way to make sure you have a great trip.

They start by picking you up at the airport when you arrive and then dropping you back off when you leave. Once at the condo they are always around for any questions you might have.

The condo itself was really nice. It was very clean and modern with a bit of a Spanish feel to it. The bed was very comfortable, the A/C worked great and the view from the balcony was amazing.

You are also very close to anything you need. The big grocery store is about a 3 minute walk away and to get to the main part of the beach with the bars and restaurants it is maybe a 5 minute walk.

I will definitely be coming back.

Thanks again Rick and Indira!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Seaside Resort!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well appointed Condo with wood grain finishes, and beautiful oceanside central court with infinity pool and direct access to the beach.

A 5 minute walk down the beach to the famous Cabarete Restaurants and Bars. Rick and his partner were great hosts. Will book again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Claremont, CA

Great place, great location, great service

  • 5 of 5

It is not often that I go to a vacation rental and smile as soon as I open the door. It is hard to describe a feeling but I can tell you that the view is spectacular. The grounds are very well maintained, the help is first class and the owner of the condo is very helpful, answers questions very fast and has great communication skills. While I was there for a week, I walked around town and there is no other place I would have rather stayed at. I will definitely rent this condo again when I go back to the DR.

Thank you Rick! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation in years!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Valero went above and beyond our expectations. The condo was lovely with a beautiful view of the pool, ocean, and on-site restaurant/bar. The location was perfect with easy access to Cabarete's many restaurants and night life but just off the beaten path enough to feel very private and secure, and with a well stocked market just a five minute walk away, we wanted for nothing more than a longer vacation. The community was warm, welcoming, and bent over backwards to make you feel comfortable---Indira's pick up at the airport was just the beginning of the hospitality and kindnesses that were extended to us throughout our stay. We would highly recommend Rick's place for anyone looking for a carefree visit to Cabarete. Thank you so much, Rick and Indira, for making our first visit to the north coast such a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Puerta Plata (POP)
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Latin Cafe
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Playa Grande
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
La Otra Cosa
Car: not necessary

Cabarete is one of the top ten kitesurfing locations in the world. Save airline fees on kiteboards - I have several for free use.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday hotel in Cabarete, Dominican Republic North Coast

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Low season
20 Apr 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel in Cabarete in Dominican Republic North Coast

Property Type:
  • hotel
  • floor 1
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Two bedroom/two bath units available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Units available on the first or second floor.

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