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Rick Brackins

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish

Intimate Boutique Hotel

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday hotel in Bahia de Arena - 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.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Rick Brackins (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)
Intimate Boutique Hotel
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Great Boutique Hotel

  • 5 of 5

Rick and Indira are great people to deal with. Their units are very clean and have everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

The resort is maintained very well and in a convenient location. Janet's Supermarket is within close walking distance at the end of the street. The beach restaurants are a short easy walk along the beach with beautiful sunsets as you stroll to dinner. Or Victor's at the resort is a nice place to enjoy dinner oceanside as well.

Thank you Rick and Indira. Until next time!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic 60th Birthday Celebration!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 12 fantastic days at the Velero Beach Resort in June 2016. This little piece of paradise was the perfect spot to be; away from the traffic of downtown, but yet so close to everything you needed or wanted to have a wonderful vacation. Although the choice of restaurants are many and within walking distance, we chose to eat in most of the time. With the grocery store - Janet's - being right next door, it made it easy to buy the things we needed to make breakfast, lunch or dinner. The pool was fantastic and most times we had it to ourselves to enjoy as we pleased. If you love to sit and watch the sunset, you couldn't ask for a better location. We loved everything about our junior suite and plan to return very soon. Thanks again to Rick and Indira for taking good care of us right from the start by picking us up at the airport and having that chilled bottle of champagne ready for us to enjoy upon arrival to start my 60th birthday celebration in style. Cheers!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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

BEST PLACE IN CABARETE!!!!

  • 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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5

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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5

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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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday hotel in Bahia de Arena, Dominican Republic North Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low season
20 Apr 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£216
for 3 nights
From
£72
£1,329
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£608
£1,899
 

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel in Bahia de Arena in Dominican Republic North Coast

Property Type:
  • hotel
  • floor 1
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Two bedroom/two bath units available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Units available on the first or second floor.

Partner Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot

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