Beach Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)
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About Laurina Holte
We are a retired couple who fell in love with Punta Cana, and after an extensive search found Villa Mare. We immediately decided that this would be where our vacation condo would be. We now have three condos in Villa Mare.
Laurina Holte purchased this Condo in 2008
Why Laurina Holte chose Bávaro
This is more like a Villa than a large, multi-family apartment building. It has only 14 units. We liked the perfect location across from the beach, the spacious and beautifully landscaped exterior, the generous size of the units, and the convenience to restaurants & shops and a gym.
What makes this Condo unique
Quite, comfortable first-floor condo with a large terrace to relax on. All windows and terrace doors are secured with iron bars. You can cook in the spacious, well equipped kitchen or walk to nearby restaurants. The beach is 25 meters across the road. Our able administrator will help you select tours, or you may select a tour company from a list which you will find in our condo, along with restaurant information, golf course information, etc. Our administrator is very friendly and is always willing to help our guests. There are no hidden charges.
Pool / Spa
owners are non-smokers - smoking not allowed
pets not allowed
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Things to be aware of
We rented this unit for 5 weeks this March 2020. When we arrived the unit was clean and everything seemed in order. Immediately we noticed cockroaches. We informed Laurina and her response was “ you can buy spray at the corner store, unfortunately pests are a part of tropical life. So WE purchased spray and over the next week dispatched a minimum of 20 adult roaches. It was always a question of what you might see when the lights were turned on at nite. The water is terrible. I would not wash my clothes in it because of the residual smell. Washing clothes was done in the kitchen sink with cold water and bleach to alleviate the odour. The screens in both bathrooms and sliding doors do not fit properly so there is always a mosquito problem in the unit. You can solve this problem by using the AC constantly. This unit receives no direct sunlight and is very dark . The unit is tired and at the tail of rental use before some much needed upgrades are necessary. The grounds are well kept and very pretty except for the pool. There are new glass tiles at the bottom of the pool daily. These tiles are falling of the sides because of the age of the pool. All 5 reclining chairs around the pool are cracked and broken and unusable. It is also important to note that this property is not beachfront, but across the street from a public beach. The beach is wonderful, you can walk or people watch all day. Restaurants and grocery stores are close and very well stocked. This letter is based on this unit only, the remainder of the complex was clean and very nice
Thank you for your input. Indeed, pests are part of tropical life, but do not routinely appear, and I am sorry for your experience, but glad you resolved the problem. I don’t understand why the water smelled as we have an Osmosis system. I will check into that. If you had reported this and the screens to my administrator, he would have helped with these problems. The screens were custom made and must not have been attached properly. It appears you do not like the traditional décor of this condo. I have two other condos in the complex with contemporary décor which you may prefer. Please look at the listings to view the photos: 4350373 and 4350398 on both VRBO and HomeAway. The falling tiles into the pool did not prevent use of the pool by the other guests. The tiles will be replaced. It was decided not to drain the pool and replace the tiles until all the many guests who were staying there checked out. Otherwise, the pool would not be available to guests. The small road running in front of the condo allows access to this, 2 other complexes, and a restaurant, but the condo is considered beachfront.
Lovely condo and a great beach
We very much enjoyed our stay. The condo was beautifully equipped, well maintained, and suited us well. My only caveat would be the level of noise, particularly the loud music from the beach, but that wasn’t the fault of the condo management. We found the management to be helpful and responsive, doing their very best to give us all the amenities of home. The beach is busy and beautiful. Many thanks to Laurina, Ilian, and Wendy for all their help.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our condo. We pride ourselves in offering the very best service and in providing comfort to our tenants.
Dominicans love their music, so you will hear it all over the island.
We would love to have you as our guests again.
Loved the location, extremely close to the beach and close to shopping and restaurants. Laurina, is great to work with and any issues are addressed quickly. The condo has everything you would need for a short or long stay. The grounds are beautiful and the staff there (Wendy) is very helpful and nice. This was our third winter in the DR and I'd have to say this stay was the best.
Very Comfortable, Great Location!
My wife and I stayed at this condo recently (mid-January) and thoroughly enjoyed it. The owner (Laurina) went above and beyond to make sure we had all the information and help we needed to ensure the stay was enjoyable. The place is just as advertised. It is very comfortable, clean and well stocked. It is just a few steps to a nice, sandy beach that goes on for miles. When heading to the beach for a walk, you can take your pick on going to the left or right and then be able to walk for miles along the shore. It is great because either way you go it is a most enjoyable walk and there are shops, restaurants and bars each way if you care to take a break and enjoy some food and drink along with an ocean view. A few minutes (or more) at the pool is also enjoyable in that it is clean, comfortable and away from the busy beach scene. It is also very enjoyable to talk with the other folks staying at the complex to share stories and points of interest, including recommended restaurants. Many are down there for extended stays and can provide some insight into life in the DR. Bars and restaurants are in easy walking distance, and cabs are readily available if needed. We would certainly go back again. Many thanks Laurina for sharing your place with us!
You and Cindy are the ideal guests. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our condo and the surrounding amenities. We hope that you will stay again. We welcome you back.
With kind regards,
GREAT PLACE TO ENJOY AND RELAX
A very comfortable, secure, and well equiped place to rent. The owner Laurina went out of her way to assure that we were well treated and she lived up to every part of the agreement. The administrator (manager), was equally helpful and professional. The permanent residents (neighbors) were very friendly and helpful. The security guards not only made you feel secure, but they also were helpful. I have nothing negative to say about Villa Mare. I will probably return. Charlie Backman
I am happy that you had a wonderful experience while staying at our condo, and the neighbors enjoyed having you there -- had so many nice things to say about you. We look forward to hosting you on your return.
Beautiful, quiet & safe two bedroom, two bath condo
We had a wonderful time staying at the condo, the grounds keeper Wendy was very helpful with questions and would bring us water when we needed it. The daytime guard was wonderful, would watch the place very closely and would sing while touring the grounds. The public beach is conveniently located right across the street and a large variety of restaurants & convenience stores are all within walking distance. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone who asked.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our condo. We take great pride in taking care of all our condos at Villa Mare, and the groundskeeper ensures the grounds, the pool and the osmosis system are well maintained. Please come again.
This is a 14-unit condo community located across from the beach (25 meters). It is in the heart of Bavaro, Los Corales/El Cortecito Beach. There are a French bakery and 2 supermarkets -- BAM and Ciccolella nearby, and the Pola Supermarket is a short bus ride away. This unique location is close to a pharmacy, banks, shopping, casinos, disco, cinema, world-renown golf courses, and numerous water sports. Claro & Orange mobile phones are available for purchase at a reasonable cost. Dalias Pastry Shop is a short walk away; as are many restaurants: D'Angelo (Italian), Huracan (Italian), Citrus (International), Bali Cana (Thai), and Soles and Bamboo are on the beach; many other internatonal restaurants are nearby. There are numerous water sports, boat rides and tour buses close to the condo.