We stayed one week in Andrey's place in Costambar, which is a nice, quiet place far from the trendy, all inclusive feeling and locations in the South or North as well. Puerto Plata is a few minutes drive (we suggest to rent a car or use public transportation and taxi, if you want to maximize the value of your stay) and you can reach Sosua in 25 minutes. Costambar beach is 5-10 minutes walk. You can make excellent tours to Punta Rusia, the Blue Lagoon, Samoa Island or make rock climbing and river jumping adventures nearby. It is an outstanding value for money option, Everything was working, you will have hot water and electricity 24 hours due to a backup battery system. If you are prepared to accept, that you will have basic furniture in your huge bedroom and that due to minor electricity problems, typical in Dominica, your fridge will not always work, you will not find better options around. Andrey and Nikita, his brother are very nice guys, when we requested an additional lamp, dustbins and some cleaning after our arrival, they immediately arranged everything, so we really felt at home. You can use a WiFi as well, A Bakery is right next to the the villa, you can get coffee, breakfast, boiled/fried sausages, fried rice there and there is a small supermarket, a bar and pharmacy in 2-3 minutes walking distance. The area is protected by gated security, so no worries, enjoy your stay here, we will return as well.
The house is nice and big, only some amenities and cleaning needed. The beach is about 10-15 min away walking and is not in the best shape. Great breakfast in the cafeteria next door.
the house itself is quite nice and the price is great. they just need to provide a few more amenities. right across from the golf course so it is private as well.