This was our first visit to Punta Cuna and we were happy we decided on this condo. The third-floor balcony was large and provided a mesmerizing view of the beach which we spent hours enjoying. There is an elevator that opened right outside the condo door. The condo was clean and provided everything we needed in the kitchen, even though we ate out every night. The only time we used a taxi was coming and going from the airport and we used the driver recommended by the owner. We walked everywhere and had a huge choice of restaurants all of which we enjoyed. A maid, Mary, came several times and cleaned the bathrooms, mopped, etc.
A big drawing card is the wonderful beach bar/restaurant at the condo. We spent every day there on a mission to try every one of their delicious, distinctive drinks. Kiwi mojito was one of our favorites. The owner/chef is incredible and took great care to make all his dishes delicious and presented in a creative way. He often served complimentary tapas- onion rings with tamarind sauce, and fish croquettes are just a couple. His TOC burgers were probably our favorite meal on our trip. We made the acquaintance of Sol and Magda, who worked there and were always pleasant and engaging and answered our questions about the area. One night we were lucky enough to hear Ashley Perez and her band perform at the bar.
We picked this condo because of its location to restaurants, shopping, having two king beds and a queen, three baths, location on the beach, and great view from a large balcony. The owner was very easy to work with and would answer our emails quickly. We did go over our electricity allowance by $130.
This condo was a great place for us - a family of 4 with 2 teenaged girls and all their clothing/hair products/electronic devices - we need room to spread out! The condo is clean and beautifully decorated, has everything you need - a beautiful view, quiet, a fabulous large deck, very close proximity to the private beach and the pool, maid service every other day by Mary - who is kind and professional. I cannot say enough good things about the owner Ilia - she is fantastic. She responded quickly to us when we needed help with a few minor things, and is very professional and kind. We did not rent a car here as there are a few good places to eat within walking distance (CITRUS was magnificent, we went there per Ilia's suggestion and returned multiple times because the food was amazing and the prices surprisingly inexpensive). I highly recommend working with Ilia to arrange a cab with Candela (who speaks some English and is also very kind, prompt and professional) to and from the airport - I recommend you allow 3 hours to get through the airport lines. Also Hispaniola Aquatic Adventures Catamaran semiprivate excursion was a blast. Tips - bring some local currency with you, it is easier at some of the smaller food places and for shopping. Also be aware that the electricity in the area is very expensive so you need to manage your usage in the unit (A/C, washer/dryer, etc.). The week we were there there was a huge influx of seaweed in the water which was a drag and cannot be prevented, but we enjoyed ourselves anyway and got into the water. Overall, we are very grateful to Ilia for our wonderful vacation!
The owner delivered with everything she promised. The condo had a perfect view of the ocean. It was very comfortable and the deck was oversize. It came fully equipped. We had our first meal prepared by the maid, Mary, and it was delicious. Great way to start off the vacation after the long day traveling. Mary was so sweet. She was willing to help us with anything we needed. The restaurants around the complex were great. We had some fabulous Dominican meals. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The beach bar in front of the complex offered some wonderful meals also. We had a great time there while we waited out the overcast sky's on our first full day there. The taxi service that the Condo owner had us in touch with was top shelf. He went above and beyond duty helping us get around Punta Cana. The condo owner was very responsiveness on the little problems we experienced. She always responded very timely and it was very much appreciated. We had a great experience on our first ever trip to Punta Cana!
Great condo just steps from a beautiful beach, and in walking distance from grocery stores, restaurants and bars. Also it has a pool and a kids pool. You will remember the sunrise for the rest of your life right from the balcony.
I really love this condo, Its the 3rd time I book an apartment with Leah and all of her apartments are great. Five Star
Everything about this rental was as described in owner information and all other reviews I've seen posted. If you prefer a condo over an all inclusive this is the Way to go. Ilia, the owner, could not have been more helpful or responsive. The condo is spacious with great balcony and amazing view. The beach in front of condo is beautiful and chairs were plentiful. The area felt safe and super convenient to have small market and several restaurants right outside of the condo complex.
Myself, husband, and 2 young children spent almost a week at the condo, and loved it! Before booking, I was going back and forth on what's better staying at an all inclusive where we are crammed in one room but you have food and entertainment included, or doing the condo where you have the space but on your own for the other things. We decided that space was most important to us, and booked the condo as it's a nice hybrid.
The complex where the condo is situated is big, and nice. The condo itself is beautiful! Nicely decorated with white modern furniture. The kitchen and living room have an open floor plan, the balcony overlooks the ocean, and all 3 bedrooms are a comfortable size. The condo also includes beach towels, and beach toys (a must with kids). Also the maid comes every other day, which is nice because it didn't make me feel like i had to do all the cleaning while on vacation, but also for the owner, I'm sure it helps in keeping the apartment as clean and in as good shape as it is.
The night we got there was our travel day, so we pre arranged for Mary to cook for us. Best idea ever! The food was delicious, and well received after a long day on the road. Tip- we asked our driver to stop at the supermarket before getting to the condo, and bought the big items like gallons of water (you'll need this!), plus other basic for the week that would be to heavy to carry on you own. The area outside of the condo within 5 minutes walking distance also have bakeries, restaurants, and a small grocery store.
During the day, we alternated between spending time at the beach, the pool, or inside the condo (to escape the heat). One day we did a water catamaran excursion with Hispaniola Aquatic Adventures (look them up, and thank me later), and they were fabulous! The condo and the water excursion made our trip.
The owner, Ilia, is also very responsive. You never know what you're getting when you book online, or whether the reviews you're reading are legit, but those concerns quickly disappear when you realize how responsive Ilia is. Even while on vacation, she was able to get back to us with a few minor question that we had. Overall, we loved our stay, and if we're back in the area, would stay here again!