For sale in Cabarete, only one unit. As low as $140,000, 2 bed, 3 bath townhouse finished, unfurnished.
Sabine Mertes offers real estate services with a focus on villas, farms, land and condos for sale on the north coast of the Dominican Republic
SELECT CARIBBEAN PROPERTIES LAUNCHES NEW DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REAL ESTATE WEBSITE AS THE FIRST BABY BOOMERS TURN 65 IN 2011.
As the economic market stabilizes, Baby Boomers are looking again for retirement properties, Select Caribbean Properties launched their new interactive real estate website this week providing, a complete resource for buyers and sellers with comprehensive access to the Luxury Dominican Republic Real Estate market.
The site’s launch comes at an optimal time, with the North American housing market currently showing signs of stabilizing. “We hope buyers, sellers and even current homeowners will find the site to be a handy guide to the market and the properties available,” says owner Sabine Mertes-Urbahn. The site has been designed with a streamlined user interface and features a wide variety of real estate tools, property listings, community information and other resources.
“It’s good that the site was launched just as the real estate market here is regaining its equilibrium,” says Select Caribbean Properties. “As a whole, the market in Cabarete and Sosua saw heightened activity during the first quarter of this year, with home prices and the number of home sales greatly improved as compared to the same period last year.
This year the first Baby Boomers turn 65 and many are looking for lifestyle changes, they are retiring from careers and shifting to part-time employment, volunteer activities or finding full-time work they enjoy. They are “in it” for the joy of the job, fulfillment , the activity and the social interaction. They start to imagine that it is possible to sit and look at the beach and use the advanced communication tools available to all of us today for doing business.
They are also turning to the hobbies and activities they love, but had little time to indulge in during full time careers. Boomers are younger in spirit, healthier and more physically active than previous generations of retirees. They are redefining what retirement is. With the numerous variety of activities available on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic and the easy access with many direct flights from the USA, Canada or Europe, the Boomers desires can take them to an ocean view Condo in the Dominican Republic‘s lush mountainous regions or to a beach front home on the North Coast.
Retirement is a 20th century trend and an evolving 21st century lifestyle and Select Caribbean Properties and their new website can help find this for all Baby Boomers.
Occasionally, a property is offered that is nearly perfect for thoughtful residential/hotel development. This is such a property. Measuring approximately 400,000 square meters (about 120 acres) the parcel boasts 675 meters (over 2000 feet) of ocean frontage along white sand beaches backed by mature cocoanut groves. To the north, away from the sea, the property fronts on the north coast’s main highway giving quick access to the Puerto Plata International airport.
An intermittent coral reef offshore breaks larger waves creating a relatively calm lagoon. This same reef prevents the beach erosion common to many oceanfront properties worldwide and ensures a tranquil environment for swimming, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing and kiteboarding. The ubiquitous tradewinds provide constant cooling of this tropical environment.
The property offers potential developers a range of options. One may purchase the entire property, or may elect to acquire a smaller portion of it. The 400,000 square-meters have been divided into seven pieces, each with unique features. These development parcels, ranging in area from 33,000 square meters (about 9 acres) to 56,000 square meters (about 15 acres) are priced according to their location within the carefully planned whole. Prices vary from US$70 per square meter for inland parcels to US$265 for parcels fronting on the sea. The overall development plan was carefully and intelligently laid out by one of the world’s premiere project master planners, a renowned firm from florida with extensive experience in the Caribbean Basin.
While the development of property in the Dominican Republic requires many of the same steps familiar to developers in Europe or North America, i.e., conformance to environmental and public safety regulations, the process here is much more streamlined. Added to this is the fact that the property is fully titled and provides assurance of uncontested boundaries. The time needed for compliance here will be measured in weeks rather than months or years.
Have you travelled to the Dominican Republic a few times and liked it enough to possibly live here, but remain unsure whether a purchase of property is right for you at the moment? All kinds of Dominican Republic rental properties are available and may afford the prospective buyer or those seeking long-or-short-term vacation rentals a viable alternative to hotels.
Vacation rentals in the Dominican Republic are offered for every budget. House rentals in major towns such as Sosua or Cabarete are popular, as are condo rentals, particularly on the beachfront in Cabarete and Sosua. Stunning villas are also available, some fully staffed, offering fabulous amenities such as horseback riding, private beaches and mini-spas. A villa rental in the Dominican Republic will create memories that will last a lifetime.
If one is considering living in the Dominican Republic, it is advisable to rent in the area in which one believes they will eventually settle. Selecting the type of residence, whether condo, small house or substantial villa, is important as it will provide a more realistic living experience. Select Caribbean Properties lists many long-term rentals in Cabarete, Sosua and Cabrera….and everywhere in between.
Many clients prefer to rent in established projects either on the beach, in town or in the hills behind Sosua, Cabarete or Cabrera. Selected country projects offer rentals of smaller condos, houses or villas for very reasonable rates. Many offer pools and community amenities such as tennis courts and shady kiosks for gathering with friends.
The Beachfront condo projects of Cabarete and Sosua offer magnificent groupings of
contemporary buildings placed around common areas, all with stunning ocean views. Your Dominican Republic vacation, whether for a week or a few months, will pass pleasurably and without stress. And the water-sports activities such as kiteboarding, windsurfing, dinghy sailing and long-or-short board surfing will fill your days with healthy fun.
The pinnacle of the Dominican Republic vacation rental market is occupied by some of the most breathtaking villas in all the Caribbean. One, a 15,000 square-foot masterpiece, occupies an oceanfront cliff top near Cabrera. From this fabulous vacation villa, one wanders down a winding path to a private sandy beach. The lighted clay tennis court will have you running in the cooler hours while half a dozen horses stand ready to take you on a mountain excursion. The trained staff of ten will pamper you. It will be just as you envisioned your Dominican Republic rental villa would be…and more!
Cabarete, with its 14 miles of coast on the north shore of the Dominican Republic, has been the surfing capital of the Caribbean for 25 years. It started with windsurfing and grew to include kiteboarding and traditional surfing.
It is one of the places in the world to hold important international and national championships like: The Kiteboarding World Tour, Master of the Ocean (the only water sports triathlon in the world), Kiteboarding 4 Kids, The Summer Fest, The Butterfly Effect (a celebration of women in water sports), Pablito Guzman’s Cabarete Classic, the Masters’ Surf Reunion, and The Midwinter Laser Regatta. Good stuff, responsibly done.
Two natural wind factors make Cabarete ideal for traditional surfing, windsurfing and kiteboarding: a low-wind morning, excellent for teaching windsurfing and excellent for traditional surfing, and an easterly wind that picks up around noon due to thermal currents.
The kiteboarding and windsurfing take place in Cabarete Bay. In order not to have collisions caused by different sailing styles, the two groups divided the bay into two sections. The one for kite surfing to the west of the main part of the bay became known as Kite Beach, which, because of the largely greater popularity of kite surfing, has become the greater part of the bay and extends for about two miles to the west. On a busy day, it can have as many as three hundred kite surfers skipping across the chop of the waves.
The shape of shoreline changes along any coast. At the western end of Cabarete is a section of coast called Encuentro Bay. This has a slow-rise bottom that creates wave breaks perfect for traditional surf boarding.
Though a reef breaks down the waves along most of the Cabarete coast, at Encuentro the shore is open to the sea. In the calm mornings waves roll in steadily and smoothly, ideal for surfing. When the wind picks up around noon and the waves get choppy, the surfing ends, and many go kiteboarding. So surfing of some sort is an all-day sport.
But there is more. Cabarete is not just salt-water sports, it is also fresh-water sports. And Cabarete is about choice—more water choice than you get at any other surfing destination in the Caribbean.
Fresh-water sports include white water rafting, canoeing, underwater cave exploration (for the brave of heart), swimming at waterfalls or going down a series of natural water slides.
Cabarete and the north coast of the Dominican Republic have the greatest variety of water sports in the Caribbean basin. They are all offered as tours with guides by such businesses as Iguana Mama, the first licensed adventure tour operator in the Dominican Republic, right here in Cabarete.
For your piece of Dominican Republic real estate on Cabarete’s beach, view this modern, fully equipped and furnished, turnkey condominium.
Imagine waking up in the morning as tropical sunlight and soft sea breezes fill your bedroom. You lie in bed and see before you a broad expanse of Caribbean waters spreading out to the horizon. It is the first part of a luxurious day of ideal tropical living in this two-bedroom, two-bath vacation home (rentable) or permanent residence.
It has marble floors throughout with ocean views from living room and bedroom balconies. The Scavolini Italian designer kitchen has a full set of appliances, complete with granite counter tops. Unit includes 120v and 220v electricity and keyless room entry.
There is a beachside pool and a roof-top entertainment area with ocean and land views of the 44 square-mile El Choco park.
Easy access from the United States to the Puerto Plata airport that is 2½ hours from New York and 1¾ hours from Miami. A 20 minute drive from there and you are home, on the beach, in Cabarete.
For more information and photos please visit the page of this property for sale in Cabarete.
It’s the time of year, the 15th edition of the North Coast Jazz Festival in the Dominican Republic is coming up. Experience a taste of deep African and North American rhythms with an added spice that is Latino beats. Special guests will be Gem Slide from Cuba, Ismael Miranda, Jerry Medina and La Banda from Puerto Rico and Turtti Druyan from Isarael. On the 9th of November, the event will take place in Sosua’s well known Parque El Mirador, on the 10th the vibe will flow into Casa Marina located also in Sosua. The fun does not stop there. Enjoy more Jazz tunes on the 11th and 12th on Cabarete’s golden stage, the beach. Local and international artists are coming together and that makes Cabarete so unique, vibrant gem of the North Coast.