About This Listing
Small studio with private bathroom on a well maintained private property. Perfect for the solo traveler or 2 looking to experience the dominican republic's north coast. A bed and a bath is all you need when you explore the island. This is your spot.
Small studio with private bathroom on a well maintained private property. Perfect for the solo traveler or 2 people looking to experience the dominican republic's north coast.
The Spot is located in one of the most preferred residential communities on the north coast called Perla Marina, which offers a semi private beach, where you can find 2 restaurants, a spa and daily yoga sessions. This is just 10 minutes walking from this house through the gated neighborhood with hardly any traffic.
You will find what you need here! A clean bed, your own bathroom, mini fridge, wifi, back up power and on site drinking water.
Extra services like laundry, surf or kite lessons, and much more available upon request.
See you soon!
The studio and bathroom. parking. The neighborhood with the semi private beach.
Interaction with Guests
The Spot is an addition done to my main house. So you can always knock on my door if you need some info.
Relax on site enjoying the calmness of the community, listen to the wind and the wild parrots or walk along the coast to the famous surf beach Playa Encuentro. There you can surf, horseback ride, or just take long walks.
Two small mini markets can be found at the entrance of Perla Marina.
Perla Marina is located conviniently right in the middle of the towns Sosua & Cabarete. The house is nestled in this quiet and well known neighborhood, where the local foreigners live, and tourists are hardly seen on our empty beach. If you want to mingle you can get to Sosua (snorkeling, several beaches, local crafts, biggest supermarket) or Cabarete which is really just one road along the beach (water sports, best beachfront bars and restaurants) , in aprox. 10 minutes.
If you have a rental car you will be more mobil, but it can be done without one, just walking a few minutes and using public transportation on the main road. We will help you out of course, its quiet simple. Having lived here since 20 years I can help you as my guest with any info you might need.
THE SPOT – IN PERLA MARINA
We’re happy to see you, and we want you to enjoy your stay with us. That’s why we ask all of our guests to follow these simple rules, so that we can help to ensure that everyone’s experience is a positive one. It’s all about making pleasant happy memories of your vacation in “The Spot” in Perla Marina – so that you’ll come back and see us again.
1.Night time or Overnight visitors are not permitted. Strangers are not let into Perla Marina or the premises.
2.Guests are responsible for leaving all areas tidy and in a sanitary condition. Sorry but absolutely no paper allowed in the toilet, it WILL clog!
3.If something goes wrong, notify me. It’s okay if you break something or if something you are using malfunctions, just don’t try to hide it. Accidents are always possible, but damages need to be replaced. We will work it out. ;)
(website hidden) feeling on the whole House Rules is that my guests are adults, not children. They don’t come on vacation to be treated like children so there’s no curfew and you can come and go as you please. I ask you to lock up whenever you come and go.
5.Laundry service for guests doing extended travel is available. (US$10/load)
6.Lost the keys? – US$20
7.Please try to SAVE ENERGY! – Use electricity wisely. Do your part to preserve and protect our world. Thanks for turning off the light when leaving. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IS ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD FOR ELECTRICITY!!!
8. smoking outside only please
9.We accept no responsibility for any loss, accident, personal injury, medical expenses or property damage caused by personal negligence or by any other circumstances beyond our control.
– The Management.
It was the most enjoyable spring break ever) This place is much better than hotels.
LOCATION. It's really private, located between beautiful cottages and trees, there are lots of birds and small inhabitants of the forest around. The beach is really near, very clean, not many people (around 20 max). If you want party, you can walk 20 min to surfing beach where there are many young people, bars and water sports.
The beach is bad for snorkeling, because of waves, but you can easily go to Sosua bay (15 min on guagua bus) and take a snorkeling tour there.
ROOM. Exactly like on photos. Very clean. Bed is big and long (I'm 1.8 m). Shower is not very strong, but it is understandable, knowing about water problems in DR. I personally liked the style of the room very much.
SAFETY. Perla Marina is well-guarded. Almost no locals except stuff and guards. I travelled alone, even in surrounding towns, and no problem (but I was back to Perla Marina before dark every time).
HOST. Christin was very nice and helpful. She gave me the map, explained lots of things and tried to help in every situation. Good piece of advice is vital in new country I must say!)
Wir hatten eine sehr schöne Zeit in Perla Marina in Christins Unterkunft. Die Beschreibung der Wohnung trifft voll zu. Es war sehr sauber, das Bett bequem und wir hatten ausreichend Trinkwasser zur Verfügung. Bei Fragen war Christin immer zu erreichen.
Zum Strand sind es nur 10 Minuten und auch ohne Auto kommt man sehr einfach nach Cabarete oder Sosua. Sehr zu empfehlen sind auch die 27 Wasserfälle. Wir haben die Tour mit 12 Wasserfällen gemacht und es war eine tolle Erfahrung.
Wenn sich die Gelegenheit ergibt kommen wir definitiv wieder!
Christin was very nice and helpful but she seemed to be very busy and we didn't get too many chances to really speak with her. But she does have her own life - she wasn't on vacation like we were so that's understandable.
The room was just as advertised - clean and comfortable and we even got a big jug of clean water when we arrived.
The neighborhood was beautiful and safe and the nearby beach was great and just a short walk from the house. The attached restaurant, Natura Cabana, right at the entrance of the beach was wonderful and especially great for breakfast.
We had a little trouble getting around outside the neighborhood at first because it's not close to much (within walking distance). If you have a cellphone that works in the DR (we didn't) it may be considerably easier.
We did end up meeting an excellent driver, Angelo (Speedy Rodriguez Tours) right in the same neighborhood and he was such a great help for getting out to all the things we wanted to do.
Overall I would definitely recommend THE SPOT in Perla Marina to anyone coming to this part of the country!
The room was well decorated . The bed is comfortable . Laundry service available . A fridge but no cooking ability. I had electricity, water and Internet the whole stay !
Christin went above and beyond to ensure that I was comfortable. She provided me with maps for the town, supplied me with water, towels, soap, shampoo, etc. This lady is AWESOME! I would for sure recommend Christin. After a while I thought that I was taking advantage of her because she was so nice.
Perfect beach shack for the price. There's cold water in the mini fridge waiting for you. The Host is very nice; she asked one security guard to escort me to the house/room, and left the keys outside, since I was arriving late at night. The only two thing: the Wireless Internet and the incoming light at nights and in the morning. The internet was constrained to a little spot near one of the walls, far away from the only ceiling fan in the room--making Skype conversations and the use of internet somewhat sweaty and uncomfortable. On another note, the room has a huge horizontal window with no curtains, allowing an important amount of light to come in at night and specially in the morning. If you don't care about those things, it's your perfect place.
Thank you Malcom. Regarding the internet, no one had ever complained about bad reception before. I am sure it highly depends on your equipment too. I had a guest staying one month at the place during the world cup and he watched all the games live online on his computer with no issues. I will consider relocating or boosting the wifi router :)
Was accurated as discribe ...Christin was a great host and my wife and I love the surrounding it was beautiful island ....a lot of people go to puerto plata resorts and never get out of the resort and get to see how beautiful this country is...also this place was very safe a lot of security and the locals are very friendly ..
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About the Host, Christin
Apart from my rentals and management job, I am also a real estate investment advisor with CENTURY 21® Juan Perdomo in Sosua/Cabarete, Dominican Republic. I have been living on the north shore for 21 years, having moved here from Germany.
Life in DR is a rewarding and exciting experience- with the year-round tropical weather, laid-back lifestyle, breath-taking beautiful scenery, and friendly Dominican people.
I certainly enjoy the surfing here and manage surf contests to help unhindered access to our beaches!
Certainly there are challenges for folks who are not familiar with the culture and language and as I have successfully and comfortably acclimated into this culture, I am happy to pass my experiences along to others.
I love surfing , my son and my dogs - nature and the ocean! :)
I like to travel and have created the perfect place in my home for travelers visiting the dominican republic - the one place I am always looking to find on my travel destinations. A clean, comfortable awesome place with wifi and relaxed atmosphere, just 5 minutes from the ocean.
It seems that each of the Dominican Republic's major regions has a nickname and the North Coast is no different. Featuring the popular towns of Puerto Plata, Cabarete and Sosua, the north coast has been referred to as the Amber Coast due its the prevalence of this semi-precious gem the Discovery Coast thanks to Christopher Columbus discovery of the island of Hispaniola at Cape Isabela and the Silver Coast, after Columbus named the area Puerto Plata or silver port because of the effect the sun made on the water as he approached.
Regardless of what visitors call it, the north coast brings together some of the country's best features - lush jungle forests, rolling mountain ranges, ethereal blue waters and golden sand beaches. And it is because of these characteristics that this area is today considered the country's most versatile playground. Here vacationers can jump river beds on a mountain bike, fight the waves surfing or on a kiteboard, test their strength on a rock face or rub elbows with the rich and famous who come for the north coast's luxurious new accommodations. No matter what activity visitors choose to partake in, however, they'll find that everything here is done with legendary Dominican flair.