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Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata Province, Dominican Republic

Host: Sabine and Francis B.
Published August 09, 2018

General description

  • Main home
We live on the North coast of the Dominican Republic, in a hamlet called "Guzmancito", located some 15 miles west of Puerto Plata. We get to our house after a 5 or 6-mile drive (9 or 10 km) on a dirt road. It features 2 large bedrooms (more or less 350 or 400 sq ft), each with its individual full bath. It is independently powered by a solar system which produces more electricity than is needed. There's a large water basin on the terrace, with contains aquatic plants. The view from the house is a composite of hills and ocean. You will not be disappointed: someone asked us once how it felt to be "living in a postcard".

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • Big garden
  • A dog
  • A cat
  • Fish
Our dog "Nougat" is a pure breed GBI (i.e Good Bastard of the Island). He's quite tall, very affectuous, and will easily bond with you, providing that he's fed and that he can enjoy his daily morning walk. He will be 6 years old at the time of your stay. He's healthy, vaccinated. Lili the cat is very independent, and you will mostly see her at the sacrosanct morning and dinner times.The sloppy garden doesn't need a lot of care, but needs be watered on a regular basis. There grow some trees that are still too young to bear fruits (avocados, cocos, mangoes, star fruits...), but you should be able to enjoy limes, guavas, and perhaps some papayas, bananas and plantains. There are aslo many ornamental plants such as bougainvilleas, crotons...

Practical life

  • Isolated
  • 150 - 500 m² (1590 - 5290 sq. ft.)
  • More than 1000 m² (1060 sq. ft.)
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Deep freeze
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ground floor
  • No disabled access
Life around here is quite laid back, tranquil. Our immediate neighbors are friendly, and even better, they are calm and do not play loud music at night. This said, they own a donkey and some roosters. These may be ill-timed.
Please note that if you like to walk in busy downtown areas, close to touristic action, bars and restaurants, or if you enjoy night life, there nothing like this here, your closest hot-spot being Puerto Plata. At the contrary, if you like a calm life in a rural setting, you will enjoy walking the many tracks and paths, and the beach that's located about one half-mile down the lane. (There, you will hardly ever meet anyone.) To get by, there are 2 "guaguas" per day (typical taxi pick-up trucks ), between Puerto Plata and Guzmancito, or you can call a local "motoconcho" (motorbike taxi) Daily and long term car rentals are available in Puerto Plata.

Comfort and Luxury

  • 2 floors
  • 3 rooms of which 2 bedrooms
  • Contemporary
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Car parking available
  • Landscaped garden
  • Veranda
  • Television / DVD library
  • Fitted kitchen

Tourism and Leisure

  • Sea
  • Mountain
  • Countryside
  • Beach
. You can hike, swim, horse ride around the house. Puerto Plata is only 25 Km away and you can find a lot of distractions available around : falls, surf, snorkeling, 4 wheel drive tours ....

Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata Province, Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic

Available

From Monday 2019

To Thursday 2019

firm dates

Our date are not firm yet, but it will be more or less for this period

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Sabine and Francis B.

Registered since 07/08/2018

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