About This Listing
Unwind and step into paradise. The perfect mix of nature, comfort and Caribbean feel to make your holidays the escape of a lifetime.
With modern décor, this 2 bedroom loft is equipped with everything you could need for the perfect Caribbean vacation. The main bedroom is a full private room with private bathroom on a mezzanine level. The second bedroom is in the main floor with a queen bed and a private bathroom. Both rooms have their own air conditioning. The living room also has an air conditioner capable of cooling the kitchen, dining room and living area. The kitchen is fully equipped, also with a washer. Walking distance to all shops, and just steps away from the beach. There is a TV in the living room and a second TV in the main bedroom.
Bathroom Amenities | Private Check in at property | Concierge Service | Cable TV | Private Security
*Airport Transfer with additional payment.
Interaction with Guests
We provide private check-in for our guests. As such, we kindly ask that you maintain communication and inform us of your arrival time so that our concierge can greet you at the entrance of the complex and avoid any delays for your travels. She will provide you with the keys and a warm welcome to our little piece of paradise! She will show you to the villa and answer any questions you may have. Although we do not personally reside in the area, you can contact us 24/7 with any queries you may have. We strive to get back to you as soon as possible.
Los Corales is a condo community with private security, located in a prime location on one of the top 10 Caribbean beaches in Bavaro in the town centre. Take a swim in the most beautiful stretch of Punta Cana/Bavaro Beach. Quieter than resorts or hotels, your apartment will quickly become your home for the week. The beach, grounds, buildings are well kept and clean. The turquoise waters of the Caribbean are never out of sight, with the beach located just steps from your apartment.
The complex has a private pool for residents, which is surrounded by a very zen atmosphere and lush vegetation to relax your spirit and indulge your senses. There are a number of shops and restaurants within the complex, including a Thai restaurant; an authentic Italian restaurant, offering wood-fired pizzas and home-made gelato; a Spa offering massages, sauna, hot stone therapy and reflexology; hairdresser and boutique shops.
The area is full of vibrant life with activities to suit everyone. Water activities include parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, kite surfing, fishing, and boating. For the golfer, there are a number of world-class golf courses in the area to choose from. Many beachfront restaurants are just a short walk away. Also located close by is a sports bar, bakery, pharmacy, and several mini-grocery stores are all within walking distance. A short drive away is the Palma Real Village Mall, which boasts cinemas, the Hard Rock Cafe, and a host of other stores. Casinos, nightclubs, and an ecological reserve are also a short drive away.
Everything you need is located a short walk or driving distance. If you'd like to visit further places, we recommend hiring a car or getting a cab. For the more adventurous traveler, you can catch public transport. There are many buses and 'motoconchos' on the main road a 5 minute walk from the complex, which are a fun way to experience the 'real' Dominican culture. We do however advise caution to our guests if you opt for this.
Other Things to Note
Please note that the cost of electricity is paid by the guest. A meter reading will be performed prior to check-in and another after check-out. This information will be provided to you. A 10KWh maximum per day is allocated during your stay. Anything above this amount will be claimed via AirBnB's Resolution Center after check-out. The local cost of 1 KWh is US$0.30 cents.
Soles chill out bar is the closest bar/restaurant to our apartment. The food is delicious, and you can enjoy the beautiful Bavaro beach while having a nice lobster or a chilled Presidente beer. Be sure to stop by on Sundays, as its the best day to go there.
Huracán Café is also a short beach walk away. The Café offers lunch and dining, and has a vibrant nightlife after 10pm.
If you like to let your hair down at the disco, Jewel NightClub is a short drive away in the Palma Real Shopping Village. The night scene is probably the most fun you'll have in Punta Cana!
* Please note that the cost of electricity is paid for by the guest. A meter reading will be performed prior to check-in and another after check-out. This information will be provided to you. A 10KWh maximum per day is allocated during your stay. Anything above this amount will be claimed via AirBnB's Resolution Center after check-out. The local cost of 1 KWh is US$0.30 cents.
* Turn off all electronic devices when not in use, especially air conditioners.
* Turn off water heaters after use.
* Please note that this is a self-contained and self-catered apartment. We only offer cleaning services during your stay depending on the length of your reservation. Should you wish to have towels and sheets cleaned daily or frequently, please use the washing machine provided.
* No pets allowed.
* Only outside smoking is allowed.
* Ensure the villa is locked on your way out.
* Take care of kitchen supplies and linen. If anything becomes faulty, please advise us as soon as possible so we can arrange a replacement.
* Smile, relax, unwind and have fun!
Everything was perfect! We loved the house and the location. We escaped the typical resort experience and got to get a little taste of what it's like on the island. The walk to the beach was pleasant (maybe 2 minute walk) and every meal for 4 days was within walking distance. We only used our rental car to get from the airport to the villa and back!
House was comfortable and clean, nicely decorated, what you see is what you get. The neighborhood is very nice, Cynthia who checked us in was extremely helpful and friendly. She showed us places to eat and helped us feel at home in the foreign country.
The beach was very nice.. it was fairly lively throughout the day and evenings were very calm and relaxing. Everything you might want to do is within striking distance from the home. (We went deep sea fishing, Jeep safari, walked and swam at the beach, ate great food and of course relaxed plenty). The only thing I would change next visit, is bring some friends... there was room for 4 adults EASY! More wouldn't be out of the picture.
The villa was great - absolutely perfect location to be out of a stuffy resort zone but in the safe surrounding area just steps from the beach. Surrounded by tons of little restaurants, a fresh fruit stand, shops, supermarkets, everything. Also, if you're worried about the heat - it is INTENSE - the air conditioning units in the villa worked amazing and Vanessa arranged our transport and stayed in touch during the visit. We'll totally be back!
Spent the month of March in Vanessa's villa. It is located in a very quiet, beautiful, well maintained area in Los Corales. Guests who visited with us also found the villa very nice. As many others have posted, the beach is very close by, an easy 5 minute or less walk. Walking to the shopping center area is about 10 minutes away. Many restaurants to chose from in both areas.
We had a couple problems, the upstairs air conditioning failed and the bathroom downstairs had a shower faucet that would not turn off. Both items were quickly repaired, however the shower head replacement did not reach the holder so we had to hold it when in use. The cable TV system was fuzzy and channels intermittent but don't know if that is a cable company issue or not. There is no WIFI in the unit and the WIFI system at D'Angelo's was found to be spotty. Sometimes it wasn't working. Fortunately, WIFI is found in almost every bar/restaurant in the area.
We will definitely ask to stay here again if we return to Bavaro. The Los Corales neighborhood is the best place to be and Vanessa is a very responsive and responsible owner. The value of that cannot be overstated!
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Daphne. We really appreciate it. We are also very grateful for your patience as we tried to resolve the minor issues you brought up. We have definitely taken your constructive feedback into account and corrected the above. Unfortunately, the cable system is a company issue due to the remoteness of the area. And although the villa is advertised as having no internet, we are considering installing this in the future.
Thanks again for staying with us, Daphne. We would love to host you and your husband again if you're ever around. :)
Our stay in Vanessa's villa last week was more than wonderful. Ness was in constant communication w/us and arranged for Benjamin to pick us up at the airport and take us to the villa. This was very helpful and convenient. The villa was lovely, clean, spacious and looks exactly as the photos. The kitchen has everything you need if you choose to prepare meals and dine in. We made our breakfasts and lunches each day. At the end of the evening on some nights, we were able to relax and watch cable t.v. which my husband appreciated b/c of the NFL playoff and hockey games.
The villa is situated in a clean, beautifully landscaped and safe grounds and located very close to the beach and the pool. We went to the beach each day and then finished the day at the pool. The beach is so relaxing and this cute terrific little bar, The Bamboo Bar.
There is also a nice Italian restaurant, D'Angelo's, within the villa compound serving yummy pizzas and Italian cuisine. The cafe has free wifi. You will not need to rent a car b/c the villa is within walking distance to the local markets, restaurants and shops. Take advantage of the concierge office, Rosanna is there to answer your questions and she even helped us arrange for an excursion to Isla Sanoa which was a super fun time and a beautiful relaxing island to visit.
We cannot say enough fantastic things about our time in the DR and especially at Ness' villa. Our vacation was fun and memorable. Thank you Ness! We will definitely come back and stay at Ness' home when we visit the DR again. We highly recommend that you stay here, you will have an amazing time.
Everything was excellent! We were met and brought home Benjamin. He showed us the house, left tank of drinking water and helped when we had a problem with the air conditioning. Description of the house is fully consistent with the description on the internet. The path to the ocean is 5 minutes. On the territory of the restaurant and pool. Close (10 minutes walk) is a large supermarket. If we spend time on the island again, we will have a stop only in the home of Vanessa.
We had a great time at Vanessa's house. It was just 2 min away from the beach! It's a beautiful villa complex and the house was clean and functional.
Vanessa is a great host, she assisted us with everything we needed- trips, things to do, airport pick-up etc.
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, Elena. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially at such a special time like the Christmas Holidays. Please contact us again if you're ever in need of hosting when in the DR. Many blessings for this new year. :)
Our stay at Vanessa's apartment in Punta Cana was a success from the beginning. We were picked up at the front gate from Benjamin who not only showed us the apartment but also helped us with all our questions. The interior is wonderful and just as beautiful as on the pictures. In about 2 minutes you can reach the beach. We can fully recommend the Villa.
About the Host, Vanessa
Dominican based in Brisbane, Australia. Environmental scientist / marine ecologist wanna-be. Can't live without a good book, teddy, scuba diving, friends and traveling.
Favourite destination so far: New Zealand. Next Adventure: Fiji or Bahamas.
My style of traveling is having an open-mind and treating every stranger as a friend you haven't met yet. My religion is kindness.
Laid-back and vibrant atmosphere. It is the go-to restaurant for locals and tourists alike. Chilled beers, chill-out music and a beautiful beach combine for the perfect afternoon!Avenida Barceló Bavaro La Altagracia