Where Yoga meets Caribbean -studio

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Cabrera, Cabrera, Maria Trinidad Sanchez, Dominican Republic
Gabriele
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Baoba Beach is a private beachfront community in the Dominican Republic between Samana and Cabrera. A little more than 1,5 hours from Santo Domingo International Airport, about 1 hour from Puerto Plata International Airpor and 35 minutes from El Catey International Airport.
Studio, Duplex apartments and Penthouses are nestled in tropical gardens with coco palm trees and a variety of exotic flowers and plants. Just on the white sand beach.
The studio apartment ( about 60 m2 ) has direct access to the swimming pool and beach, private outdoor space and afully equipped kitchenette. Towels and linens are provided. We offer daily breakfast and maids service to keep your studio clean and tidy. Baoba offers a wide range of amenities like swimming pool, tennis court, horseback riding, relaxing massages with different kinds oil, a restaurant with italian and local dishes, fresh fish and lots of fruits and juices. Frequently we do organize Yoga retreats, Detox and beauty weekends. On request you may hire your private Yoga teacher. Baoba Beach offers the beautiful nature you imagine when thinking of paradise, the project is located in a secluded private bay. The small town of Cabrera is 10 minutes away and offers everything you may need like supermarket, banks, hairdresser. Santiago with its cigar fabrics, cocoa plantations, shops, modern commercial centres, movie theatres and restaurants is about 1 hour away. Cabarete, one of the worlds kite surf centres is to reach in 45 minutes. The 24 holes Robert Trent Jones Golf Course of Playa Grande ( located on a rock over the Ocean ) is a short drive of 15 minutes away.There are several unspoilt white sand beaches to discover close by as is the lagoon Dudu, a natural sweet water hole with mangroves around. You may jump in from the 10 meter high rock. We do recommend to rent a car or motorcycle unless you want to deconnect completely and just feel the soothing sounds of the Caribbean.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $673 /week
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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  • Gorgeous secluded beach and clean, nicely renovated accommodations. Dinner was delicious.

    A bit bizarre to be the only guests, though, and the guard dog went nuts barking for hours at 3am- slightly frightening when in a questionable part of DR. The drive in through the neighborhood is a little intimidating and leaves guests wondering about the security of the place especially in the middle of the night.

    The saving grace was a peaceful sunrise swim.

    February 2014
    Gabriele
    Response from Gabriele:

    Baoba Beach consist of different kinds of apartments right on the beach in
    a secluded bay. No tourists, no all-inclusive, all nature, sand, palm
    trees, the sea and the amenities we offer like a pool, tennis court, common
    spaces to dine among others.
    There is a very small village close by ( Cabrera is about 15 minutes away )
    where locals live. Dominicans are peaceful, happy people and we NEVER had
    to face a security or other problem. My children go horseback riding in the
    village, buy a Coke in the local grocery store and have friends in the
    little wooden flats where the locals live ( a few minutes away from the
    gated community ).
    This is part of what some guests call " paradise ". Others may not
    appreciate the beauty of this country, the nature with just palm trees,
    tropical flowers and sand beach with its calmness so much but rather look
    for busy centres.
    I did have some communication problems with Lauren as she changed the
    booking dates a couple of times without informing me before. Maybe she ist
    used to a different kind of places and handlings and Baoba didn't suit her.
    Clearly so this is NOT a questionable neighborhood.

    As for the doggy, yes Coco barked that one night, I admit. She is a puppy
    and my son who she is very attached to had just left, I guess she was sad.
    Also, she was locked as I didn't want to bother guests with a dog on the
    land and being a baby she wasn't used to that. Sorry about that.

    February 2014
  • Baoba Beach is stunning. Once we arrived, we really couldn't believe our eyes. The staff was very caring and considerate and dealt fairly well with our poor Spanglish. The property is beautifully designed, and very well kept. We were surprised to find out that we were the only ones there for the whole week- our own paradise. Leading up to our arrival, Gabriele was very responsive and answered all of our questions. Fortunately, tropical storm Chantal didn't upset our travel plans. This place is great for decompressing; a little off the beaten track, but with access to other beautiful beach towns. We were planning on using WiFi, but had some problems connecting, mostly I think because the infrastructure in the DR is still undeveloped. This place is a great, hidden treasure.

    Stefan

    The staff were so thoughtful. The beach itself was stunning and during our stay, they made sure there were always two beach chairs under a gorgeous palm tree by the ocean for us. They did their best to accommodate all of our needs and even prepared elegant place settings for dinner each evening. The horses that were casually roaming around the property only added to the feeling of being in paradise so I would definitely recommend staying there.

    Chernise

    July 2013
  • Excelent experience. Me and my girlfriend loved it. private, romantic, very sweet.

    July 2013
  • Baoba Beach is beautiful! We very much enjoyed the privacy and excellent hospitality. Staying here was part of our honeymoon DR experience and as we did not rent a car, we had dinner and breakfast at Boaba Beach all three days. Make sure you communicate clearly which nights you will be wanting dinner. This is definitely a place to unplug and relax. We even had the grand experience of hearing the wild horses talking in the night through the ocean breeze. It rained 2 of our 3 days there and we played cards, tennis, pool. I recommend bringing some snacks or having a car in order to go out into Cabrera as Baoba Beach is at the end of a little dirt road among the locals. There is a mini mart to walk to if you need Rum or juice or chips.
    My only regret about our visit was that we had no idea about the local holiday week leading up to Easter Sunday. Our little paradise was infultrated by locals from the South wanting to party it up loudly. Next time we will not choose the last week of March.
    Sincerely,
    Allison and JD

    March 2013
  • We stayed here 5 days in february, 2013 and highly recommend it. It has everything anyone could need for a relaxing vacation by the ocean (or the pool) . The breakfasts were healthy and delicious, the staff were lovely, and there is plenty to do if you want to explore the nearby area. The place was spotless and everything was provided. It's one of the few places in the Caribbean I would have no hesitation in returning to.

    February 2013
  • Our stay at Baoba Beach was an absolute dream and we are already thinking of when we could return.
    We had some troubles connecting at first when we arrived in Santiago but we were contacted by the host and after some unfortunate car troubles we easily found our way to the meeting point and were guided to paradise.

    February 2013
  • Vacation in Baoba Beach/ December 2012.

    The Baoba Beach is a fantastic place surrounded by the beautiful park designed (I guess!) by the very talented gardener and the magnificent turquoise blue Atlantic Ocean! Me and my fiance loved everything about our vacation - sandy beach close like few feet from our room, ocean, garden, yoga shala, tennis court and restaurant and bar (breakfast/dining) area. All rooms/studios are awesome and deserve to be published in an interior design magazine as are so smartly designed by a natural corals and shells in the Mexican/Latin style.

    I would highly recommend to my close friends only! as I really want this place to stay as tranquil, clean and untouched as it is now. If you want to enjoy the Caribbean/Island escape vacation, you would surely have a great time with no TV, newspapers and internet. Although there is an internet in the bar/restaurant side, you would not really need that at all. In addition, we had a small car from rental and had a great time to explore some beautiful cities/villages around like Cabrera and funky, touristic Cabarete!

    December 2012
  • A perfect, clean spot if you're looking to escape the touristy scene! It feels out of a movie with the horses along the beach... what a great view from our balcony! My husband and I booked this place a day before we arrived, and Gabriele was so sweet to have everything lined up in merely hours. Make sure you have good directions or ask to arrange transportation, as my husband and I got quite lost in the dark! Maria rescued us and led us to the property, so after that mess, we could truly enjoy our vacation. Maria is the on-sight manager who went above and beyond to help me with a birthday surprise dinner (and cake!) for my husband's birthday. We were given free massages and treated like royalty. When our rental car wouldn't start, Maria took us all the way into the next town to find a repair place. Our only complaint was the constant rain - we fortunately packed cards and extra wine! I'd recommend bringing extra snacks; we ate most of our meals at the restaurant next to the condos (excellent!), but you won't want to meander off the property for other meals. This place was so great that we stayed an extra 2 days!!

    November 2012
  • Spent three nights here and can’t describe it in any way other than paradise. If you like white sand, blue water, and palm trees this is the place for you! Gabriele was a wonderful host and made sure we had all the information we needed to find the place and enjoy our stay. And the onsite staff could not have been more lovely.

    July 2012
  • Myself and My girlfriend came here for my Birthday getaway.....

    If you are looking for the perfect getaway where the Sea is Clear, the beach is un-spoilt white sand, there are no crowded bars or roads and you really just want to get away from EVERYTHING and relax...then this is the ideal place.

    As the other reviewer has quite accurately put "Something out of Robinson Crusoe" I can vouch that this is that kind of place.

    The apartment was ideal, very clean and very tidy. Very well kept grounds (Palm Trees and Grass) leading down to the beach (in 2 weeks stay only a few local people walked across the beach, it was ours)

    Horatio cooks up some great meals at a very very reasonable costs which were fantastic. We ate there for 2 weeks every night and not once did we regret that decision....the freshest local produce was served up in a delicious way, time and time again.

    Take everything you need, but Caberete is a 20 min drive away. There really is nothing about.

    A fantastic place to get away, Looking forward to a return trip ASAP!

    James and Heidi

    A small message from Heidi..........
    It was truly a paradise, replete with stunning sunrises that I thoroughly enjoyed photographing. I could not have predicted our holiday to take place in such a breathtaking and deliciously isolated haven. The staff was amazing, friendly and wonderfully patient with my limited Spanish (after taking so many courses in university, you'd think I would have retained more than 'chicken', 'fish', and 'birthday'). Maria helped me, with much creativity and enthusiasm, arrange a lovely surprise on the evening of James' birthday - it made for a special evening that completely surprised him. It was so sweet of everyone to go above and beyond for the occasion. I sincerely hope to find myself back at Baoba Beach in the not-too-distant future....Heidi.

    February 2012
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