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Luxury Family Friendly Beachfront Condo on Kite Beach - SPECIAL RATES APRIL 7-22

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Fully renovated oceanfront condo with 2 well-appointed Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms

This fully renovated and tastefully appointed condominium will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the laid back pace of beachfront island living. The condominium is located on a beautiful stretch of sandy shoreline internationally renowned for its consistent onshore kiting breeze. Unlike many properties listed in Cabarete, the beautiful sand beach and reef-protected break in front of our condo provide a great place to swim and paddle board. Our small, six-unit complex provides a tropical oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the energetic community of Cabarete and a hidden pool surrounded by beautiful gardens provides a great escape from the mid-day wind and sun. Please note that Cabarete has strict laws prohibiting prostitution and our condo security will immediately evict any tenant suspected of inviting prostitutes onto the property.

Our condominium was recently transformed by a complete remodel and the combination of beautiful woods, stone, and tile have created a stunning space to rest and relax. The condominium has two well-appointed bedrooms and two newly renovated bathrooms with glass enclosed showers. Each bedroom has a comfortable King Size bed and there is an available hotel-quality rollaway twin available if needed. Each bedroom also has quiet and efficient ceiling fans, access to a small poolside balcony, and A/C units if needed for warmer nights.

The Palacio Atlantico condominium complex is under new management as of June 2016 and is staffed 24 hours a day for your comfort and security. In addition, our personal condo unit is managed by a wonderful woman named Kathy Santos who will provide an on-island, English-speaking, point of contact for you throughout your stay. Kathy is a veritable encyclopedia of local knowledge and will be eager to assist in making your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Many of her services are included with your stay but she will be more than pleased to assist in providing groceries upon your arrival, airport pickup, or a personal tour of the area for an additional charge if desired. Kathy’s level of service is beyond that of any local we have ever encountered and we feel that she is a tremendous asset for our guests.

The renovated mahogany and granite kitchen is equipped with a 36” propane range, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, blender and a number of other small appliances. There is a new stainless steel Weber grill on our ocean-front balcony for your use and all of the necessary utensils, pots, pans, plates, bowls, glasses, and mugs will be available for your use throughout your stay. We have intentionally not installed a large oven in the unit as the added heat is undesired and have instead used a stainless countertop convection oven for baking bread and or the occasional pizza as needed.

For your convenience and entertainment, we recently installed a new 50” LED television in the living room and there is WiFi available. The television has HD cable that includes a number of US programs but the view from the deck typically means the TV is rarely used. Please note that the internet in the Dominican Republic can be sporadic at times and we honestly try to view active WiFi as a bonus and not a given. Our neighboring restaurant and lounge, Mami's extreme, typically will have good WiFi if we happen to be down for some reason.

Each weekly rental includes mid-week maid service to include delivery of new towels, and general cleaning of the unit. Longer rentals will include weekly visits to change linens and provide general housekeeping in addition to the mid-week service. If you would prefer more frequent maid service it can be arranged in advance of your trip or during your stay by contacting our manager Kathy. On site guest aundry services are not presently available but we will be happy to assist you in finding a great off-site service that will launder your clothing and deliver back to the condo for a reasonable charge. Although we trust our building staff implicitly, we provide a programmable lockbox for storage of your personal items in the master bedroom for your peace of mind.

It is important to note that Cabarete is prone to occasional power outages as with many small third world communities. Our complex is equipped with a diesel generator for use in the event of a prolonged outage and our unit has battery-based inverters to supply electricity for shorter duration electrical outages. We also ask our guests to understand that electricity is quite expensive in the Dominican Republic and costs spike exponentially after a certain kW threshold is reached. That said, we encourage our renters to avoid overuse of the A/C units throughout the daytime hours and reserve the right to withhold a portion of the damage deposit for electrical costs if there is a gross overuse during a given stay (2x our normal kW usage). Our guests have always respected this policy and we have never needed to withhold any funds for an electrical overage to date.

More Details

Owner
Ben Fravel
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Ben Fravel

My wife Jenny and I would like to welcome you to our condo. Our family of five has shared ownership of this condominium with my close friend and business partner for the past five years. I am a dental specialist in Hudson Wisconsin and our family loves to visit Cabarete as often as possible. Following from some major renovations, we decided to begin renting our condo on a limited basis to share this small slice of paradise with families looking for a quality vacation that is far away from the all-inclusives that we grew so tired of. We hope that you and your family will enjoy our home away from home as much as we do.

Sincerely,

Ben Fravel

Ben Fravel purchased this condo in 2009

Why Ben Fravel chose Cabarete

My wife and I had traveled extensively before kids and our family had been stationed in a number of locations with the military over the years. We eventually discovered that all-inclusive resorts are the same whether in Phoenix, Grand Cayman, or Singapore. Our childhood memories included fond memories of old cabins in Northern Minnesota and camps that we visited on an annual basis. We decided that lasting memories often stem from a place that is visited often, and regarded as a second home. We feel blessed that we have been able to make Cabarete our second home and have enjoyed immersing our kids in the culture and people of the Dominican Republic over the last five years. If you have a heart for mission work please contact us personally and we can help create a family trip that will provide more than just a week away.

What makes this condo unique

Our small condominium complex provides a more private and family oriented experience than many larger complexes can. Although you may meet someone new at the pool, it isn't uncommon to have the entire place to yourself for the afternoon. The beachside palapa has a great view of all of the kiting action and provides a relaxing spot for an afternoon massage. Kiteboarding lessons are available as close as next-door and we have a personal contact with an instructor across the street who an outstanding teacher. Stand-up paddle boards are also quite popular and there is a beautiful lagoon behind our property that allows for hour long paddles through narrow channels filled with migratory birds. The city center of Cabarete is a one mile walk to the east and becomes a vibrant yet relaxed environment every night as the diverse array of restaurants light up for an evening of beachside relaxation and revelry.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Outdoor shower available beside the pool and another is mere steps from the ocean with a faucet to rinse of your kiting or surfing equipment.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , There is an available hotel-quality folding twin bed in room
  • Well appointed bedrooms each have room for personal storage and attached bathrooms for your convenience. Each Bedroom also has an independent A/C unit and quiet ceiling fan for your comfort. A selection of pillows are available to make your stay more comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A light cleaning will be provided once/ week during your stay. If you would like additional cleaning during your stay, please let us know. The cost is $10 per time.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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Tropical Paradise in Cabarete

  • 5 of 5

Loved Palacios Atlantico. The condo was better than described and the tropical garden overlooking the sea was outstanding. Great work by Paulino on the gardens. Excellent greetings from Kathy and Dominga was very sweet. The condo could not have been nicer...always a beautiful sea breeze while sitting on the patio. Just lovely. Cannot wait to come back and visit with Noir, Rambo and Gingerbread (the cat). Loved every minute, especially the deck on the beach. Great mojitos next door. Am looking forward to retirement and spending two months in this wonderful place!!

  • Submitted: 3-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great condo on Kite Beach

  • 5 of 5

Loved this condo from the moment we walked in ! Gorgeous patio that overlooks meticulous garden that leads to palapa on the oceanfront of Kite Beach . Condo is immaculate and very well equipped and Ben and Jen also have lots of extras that are available for sharing/replacement should you require anything . Very homey and welcoming place . Kathy the manager and the other condo staff are very helpful , warm and welcoming and do everything to make sure your stay is just the way you want it . Kathy arranged for our airport taxi and we used Marino many times throughout our stay . We loved the resident dogs Rambo and Newer and miss them already . The pool outback was sorrounded by lush gardens and the enchanting pathway around the unit was delightful . Kudos to you Abis on your labour of love ! Incredible beach walks each way and great restaurant next door should you not want to cook . Can’t wait to go back ! Thanks for sharing your condo again . Many great memories made there and looking forward to making many more !

  • Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you back again in the future. Cheers, Ben
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5

Fabulous !

  • 5 of 5

The place had everything we wanted and was right on the beach. Kathy was fantastic!! Thank you so much for such amazing hospitality. We are already trying to plan when we can come back to visit again.

  • Submitted: 23-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay at Palacio Atlantico

  • 5 of 5

Great famoily friendly condo. Steps from the beach and right next door to great food and gym facilities at Extreme Hotel. The building manager Kathy was terrific and helped us with any issues during out stay. Would definitely recommend to others.

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful condo with an even better view

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing vacation at Palacio Atlantico! The pictures are spot on, all except for the grounds. The pictures just simply don't do the grounds justice. It was like a tropical paradise and the only regret we have is that we didn't stay long enough. The staff was great and helped us with whatever we needed. Kathy was fantastic and set us up with tours, taxi rides, and anything else we needed during our stay. We truly felt like family, even more so having our own dog for a week :) Rambo is the sweetest dog and we miss him already! Lastly, Ben is great, super responsive, and easy to work with. We will be back for sure!

As for the tours, we did the 27 waterfalls tour which was awesome. We only did 12 waterfalls but we made several stops along the way where we learned to how make Dominican coffee, saw how they make sculptures and cigars.

We also went to Paradise Island (about 2 hours from the condo). It was beautiful but not worth the money. We were only on the island for a little over an hour and only snorkeled for about 25 min because we had to give our equipment back for the next group to use. We ended up going to Sosua beach twice which is only about 10 min from the condo. We rented snorkel equipment there and were free to go around the reefs on our own. We saw tons of fish, sea urchins, sand dollars, and even a sea turtle! We would definitely recommend Sosua beach over Paradise Island if you don't want to spend a lot of money or time driving.

All in all, our trip was amazing and we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We may be back

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Palacio Atlantico. The staff here: Cathy, Paulino, Freddy and Dominga were all wonderful. The view is great and the garden is unusually lush and well tended ... both poolside and beachside. In fact, we have never stayed at a property with such a fantastic garden. The beachside platform with lounge chairs was used every day! The kite traffic is lots of fun to watch. The swimming is also great right in front of the condo. Cathy --the property manager--provides exceptional service. The place is quiet and has everything you might need. If there is something missing, or something doesn't work Cathy will be there in a jiffy to take care of it. We visited with my 80+ year old parents and they just loved it, but really anyone of any age would like it. The restaurant next door is quite good and Cabarete and all it's conveniences are quite close. If you are thinking renting here, go ahead and do it ...

  • Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Puerto Plata International (POP)
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Mojito's Bar located steps away on beach
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Condo is on World Famous Kite Beach

Cabarete is a small, laid-back Caribbean beach village located only 20 minutes away from the Puerto Plata International Airport on the northern shore of the Dominican Republic. It's a perfect tropical vacation spot. With its charming, hip ambience and a combination of relaxed and adventurous lifestyles, most visitors can barely resist the temptation to extend their stay.

Our family has enjoyed a number of attractions throughout the region over the years and will be more than happy to share our experiences with you. Although the condo is a destination in an of itself, we would be more than pleased to assist you in visiting amazing destinations including Playa Grande, Playa Caleton, numerous ecotourism locations, Paradise Island, Playa Encuentro, and the list goes on. There are numerous restaurants in the region and we can help you find anything from the best beachside BBQ on the planet to perfect mahi fish tacos.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter Season 17/18
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$184
C$1,172
C$4,179
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$125
C$878
C$3,166
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$379.95

The 25% down payment confirms your reservation and is considered a non-refundable deposit for your stay. The $300 security deposit will be refunded promptly to you upon your departure in the absence of any damage to the condo. Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions or if you would prefer to discuss other payment options,.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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