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Stanza Mare
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“great vacation at Stanza Mare”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

My sister and I stayed in unit F201 for a week, from Oct 30-Nov 6, 2012, and had a wonderful vacation!!! We had a large balcony which was in the shade all day and also had a lovely view of the ocean. We had everything we needed to do our own cooking, and it was a short walk to get beer or wine, or a few fruits and vegetables. There is a large beautiful pool in the middle of the complex too!! We had pizza twice at the Petit Jardin, (only a 5 minute walk ) and I have to say that it was one of the best pizzas I have ever had.
The complex is very well maintained and there is great security. Oscar the security fellow keeps his eye on everything, and keeps vendors from bugging you while you relax in your lounge chair on the beach!! The complex is well situated on Bavaro Beach, and the beach is so beautiful.....very wide with gorgeous white sand, and you can walk for miles in either direction. There are beach bars along the way, so you can buy a beer if you get thirsty!!!
The property managers Linda and Vicente are fantastic!!! I have travelled a lot, but have never stayed anywhere where the manager/managers have been so responsive. Linda showed us around and gave us a run down on the various restaurants close by. They are both so friendly and welcoming, and always greet guests warmly when they are out and about during their day.
They encourage you to just knock on their door, anytime if you have any problems or concerns, and they give you their business card, with their phone numbers in case you need anything.
If you want a safe, well maintained, beautiful condo, on the beach, with no worries, this is the place!!!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012 via mobile

The new management completely turned things around and has significsntly upgraded this choice vacation community. The staff is responsive and friendly. The private beach and huge free-form pool are awesome. French bakery and Italian pizzaria within easy walking distance offer a wide variety of tempting cuisine.

  • Stayed August 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2012

Gorgeous place. Located in one of the best places in Playa Bavaro. Clean, safe, tranquil. Wonderful pool. All you may need at a little walk.
You can enjoy of a different vacation. Buy fresh fish and libster from fishermen. Daily fruit brought to your condo. And if you want fun it is close to cool places.
The best alternative to all inclusive hotels

  • Stayed August 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

I reserved this condo from July1st-31st, 2012. This vacation was the best I've had to date and I do this every July. The condo is exactly as pictured and the people at Stanza Mare are the best I've met; from the grounds people to the property management, the entire team makes you feel at home from the 1st day on the property. Vicente and Linda Rivera, the on site property managers are ABSOLUTELY, hands down the best ever and made every day of my stay memorable. They are people that genuinely care and are nice for no other reason than that is the kind of people they are, which is hard to find sometimes in the hectic world we live in. This condo is literally steps from the beach, and Carlos, the security that is on the beach entrance; will make sure you have a chair and your choice of views :D he was GREAT too! This is the quietest spot on the beach, you walk in either direction and you can tell that the people at Stanza Mare (Vicente!) have made sure that this is not a tourist attraction but a home where you can relax and unwind. If you're looking for food, fun, or activity it is just steps away. You can not go wrong with this property! I usually pick a different destination every summer in July.... I'll be back at Stanza Mare next July, I've found my haven.

*I have to mention that I was a single female on vacation, without a car, and have never felt safer walking on the beach, around the complex, or to any of the many restaurants, bakeries, or stores outside of the property whether it was morning or night for the entire MONTH I was there...FANTASTIC PLACE!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

We have been to Stanza Mare three years in a row! Once in December, March, and earlier in May for nine days. And we are just happy to be able to take a vacation here! Our condo(s) because we stayed in more than one! Last years, and this year, we stayed in same lovely, well cared for, abundantly stocked with everything by the owners Bonnie and Sam. These owners have even installed a washer and dryer! And yes the complex is going through some changes, but the place is cared for. The pool is beautiful and perfect for a little night swimming which I did with our daughter. And yes the restaurant was closed, but I didn't see a lot of people utilizing it in the first place. We ate there once three years ago and it was fine, we were hungry. We much prefer going to the market, bakery and big grocery store in El Corceto. We love experiencing everything while in the DR! Went out two nights for dinner at Outside In that is in walking distance. And yes there are some bugs that need to be maintained, which the complex does take care of and I'm glad they do! We never had any problems with our condos with Don (owner of one) and Bonnie and Sam (owners of another) they have all been flexible and accommodating. I feel sorry for those that have had bad experiences, but maybe you should look at the sunny side of things instead. It's nice when people pull together for when they need things...and maybe talk directly with owners (like I do) before renting! We will return, and like everything, things need to have maintenance from time to time, it's not the end of the world or for Stanza Mare to say the least!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Stanza Mare, Dom. Rep.
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

Firstly, for an honest, down to earth review of Stanza Mare, I would ask you to read "Not All Paradise" and "Not Ready For Prime Time" as they have both truly stated the problems of this vacation spot. Then I would like to add: There is no restaurant on location. It was closed down while we were there. The stoves, fridges, (all appliances), the sinks that were attached to the walls, right down to the salt and pepper shakers were taken by the previous management. They also removed all furniture, plants, pictures, chairs, and anything else they could possibly lift out, from the once was, beautiful entrance way. The old and new management teams obviously have a bad taste in their mouths for each other. With all the things that need to be fixed there, from the pool to buying new restaurant everything, etc. etc. it would take a large sum of money. There is no money there to buy anything, they are broke. So besides all of this and again the two reviews you should read, a couple more things you should know are: When Easter holidays are there, it is an eye opening experience. They celebrate for a week. In a condo they will have as many people as they can squeeze into it. The people below us had approximately 20 people in it. They party as loud and as long as they want, every night. This can mean up to 3:30 a.m. or whatever. Don't even try to get near the pool, as they come in hordes with their coolers of booze and drink from morning till the wee hours of the next day, with absolutely no consideration for the vacationers who have paid good money to be there and who are trying to enjoy their holiday. All rules are ignored at this time (only for them) but the rest of us are to obey the rules outlined by the condo association.

Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

We have spent one week here. In spite of the varied opinions, we can just say positive things.
The place is nice, a kind of funcional architecture that melts in the enviroment. The flats are spacious and convenient. God value for the price. There are shops and a french coffe near by. Lots of restaurants on the beach. We have found a nice cuple for playing beach wolly. The beach is quite windy, good for swimming and taking bath. There is not much to see under the water here. There are some dive operators who run dive trips. The trips are somewhat overpriced as they are in Caribbien.
The people are nice and friendly. A taxi driver run after us with my left camera... That is difficult to find a working ATM here!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Stanza Mare
Address: El Cartecito Bavara, Punta Cana 00000, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 61 Speciality Lodging in Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Stanza Mare 3*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Minutes away from the Punta Cana Intl’ Airport, Stanza Mare brings the privacy and comfort of a summer home, with the services of your favorite hotel, crystal clear beaches, tall palm trees and soft white sands are the scenery of our fully furnished apartments of 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms. ... more   less 
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