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All in all a very nice condo. Air conditioning worked well and condo was clean. View and breeze from balcony really nice, open front and rear balcony doors and no need for air conditioning. Had full kitchen but never used. Nice flat panel TV but also never used. Power was out one evening for a few hours so no lights but still had hot water for shower (Power outages still a normal occurence in Costambar) Morning I left I took a walk upstairs to where the jacuzzi is, nice views and shaded area to relax, next trip will definitely use. Darrien was good at replying to my emails. Having my Dominican cell phone was a definite help in communication during check in.
We were very pleased with this property. It was ideal for our party: secure, ocean view, nicely kept pool and grounds, steps to the beach with calm sheltered waters ideal for playing in the ocean. Most people will want to use water shoes because there are a lot of broken coral and shells that make walking barefoot uncomfortable. The area is a mix of snowbirds and locals and overall we found the local businesses friendly and welcoming. The water is calm being protected by a reef that has created pools with gentle waves good for young and old for enjoying the water without the open surf that can cause anxiety for parents and people who are not strong swimmers. There are other beaches in the area that provide conditions for open water sports that are nice for days trips. We mostly staid on the beach which provides ample shade from several types of trees accommodating both sun bathers and those who prefer to mostly keep out of the sun and enjoyed the water and steady trade wind breezes.
The kitchen at the property was well equipped for our limited experience with this type of rental. The only thing missing was a blender. We never had to use the air conditioning because the apartment was situated to capture the ocean breezes. We had a lovely time and recommend this property for those who are seeking a quiet, relaxing vacation at the beach.