Build the Caribbean Villa of Your Dreams

Do you want to be the one who decides what your Caribbean Villa Dominican Republic will look like? If so, this development is for you.

Situated on a gentle slope, each Caribbean Villa in this development offers either an ocean view or a view of the mountain of Puerto Plata.

The downtown area of Sosua is within walking distance. This provides access to numerous conveniences including restaurants, medical services, food shopping and of course, the beach. In addition, three private English schools are within a 5-minute drive away.

Sosua, Dominican Republic

Caribbean Villa Dominican Republic, Sosua

As part of your villa purchase, you can choose from a large selection of colors, tiles, bathroom equipment, windows, and door designs.

Do you have certain specifications for your kitchen? Choose from the array of options for design, appliances, and colors.

In addition to the above, each of the bedrooms will be equipped with air conditioning and completed to your specific taste and choices.

Of course, every dream villa must have a pool! Price packages include a pool with a surface area of 30 m2 (322.80 square feet). The deck area around the pool is built with natural stones. You are offered a variety of pool models and shapes to choose from.

Imagine what’s possible when landscaping your property. For example:

  • harvest your own fruit trees
  • grow your own coconut trees
  • mix your drinks with limes from your own backyard
  • relax in the lush surroundings of your choosing

And the best part is that this dream could become a reality very quickly. Construction is generally completed within seven months, providing new owners peace of mind on timelines.

Your investment could become a vacation home, a second home or if you are ready, a forever home. Are you ready to build your Caribbean Villa Dominican Republic?

With management offices on site, owners are given access to private management and rental services, if needed. In addition, they also offer pool, garden, and cleaning services. Their own beautiful restaurant is located in the development and open to homeowners and the public.

Caribbean Luxury Villa With Ocean Views

Located in the residential community, the management is committed to caring for the well-being of your home and surrounding area. Peace of mind is a top priority at this development. Because of this, security service is extensive and is available 24 hours a day.

Also included is access to electricity and water service, cable TV, High-Speed Internet and garbage collection.

Finally, the best part: the price!

In this residential villa development, prices range from $183,000 USD for a  2-bedroom villa up to $230,000 and more for a 3-4 bedroom villa (depending on the size and model).

Maintenance fee is $303 USD per month. These fees include water, security 24 hours, garbage collection, maintenance and illumination of all common areas, generator power and administration of development.

This fantastic real estate is offered by Select Caribbean Properties. We want to help you find and develop the villa of your dreams! Contact us today to find out more.

Caribbean Villa Dominican Republic

Aerial View of Caribbean Villa Development

 

Five Reasons to Consider a Luxury Villa on the North Coast of Dominican Republic

Investing in a Luxury Villa in the Dominican Republic is an opportunity not to be missed.

Luxury Villa for sale in the most prestigious community on the north coast, DR

Beautiful Luxury Villa in Sea Horse Ranch

Luxury Villa Dominican Republic – Especially if it’s in this prestigious, gated community on the north coast called Sea Horse Ranch are many choices of Luxury Villas!

First, consider the value of tranquility, beauty, and privacy of being in such a special location.

Serene ocean side pools with lush tropical surroundings create the perfect location to simply sit and be present to life. However, when you need to be moved by the power and beauty of the ocean, it is only a moment away.

Here are 5 reasons why YOU should consider a luxury villa in this prestigious location in Dominican republic:

1. Convenient Location

Conveniently located only 15 minutes from the international airport in Puerto Plata, these luxury villas are also close to the towns of Sosua and the famous surf town, Cabarete.

Surf Camp Lot, Cabarete, Dominican Republic

El Encuentro Surf Beach

Great windsurfing, kite boarding, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, biking, and hiking are minutes away outside your front door. These are all very good reasons to make some travel plans.

2. You will be surrounded by the best views in the Dominican Republic.

This is Luxury Villa Dominican Republic living at its best!

With gorgeous mountain views and magnificent breezes from the east, the location of this Caribbean Villa is a timeless classic.

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Caribbean Dream Villa in Sea Horse Ranch

In addition, this gated community preserves the natural beauty of the region. With 250 acres of lush terrain, this community is private and exclusive.

3. There are first-class amenities for every taste.

Enjoy extensive first class amenities such as:

  • an equestrian center
  • tennis club
  • seaside pool
  • Beach Club Restaurant With Stunning Ocean Views
  • even bike paths to explore throughout the gated community
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Beach Club Restaurant in Sea Horse Ranch

4. This community boasts Award-winning design with luxury finishes

This community of luxury villas in the Dominican Republic is designed by award-winning architects.

The top quality construction meets the highest standards with luxurious finishes, such as:

  • mahogany doors and windows
  • cedar lined closets
  • exotic hardwoods
  • native and European marbles
  • custom ironwork and moldings and high quality
  • European bath and light fixtures

5. The rental market is strong on the north coast 

Owning a luxury villa in the Dominican Republic is a profitable investment thanks to the strong rental market.

Select Caribbean Properties has many years of experience in property management to help protect your investment and give you peace-of-mind.

Ready to find out more about this luxury villa community on the North Shore?

We would be happy to help you find the vacation property or second home of your dreams.

6. Stay Here

When visiting the Dominican Republic staying in one of the great villas at Sea Horse Ranch is necessary for full immersion, plus you will discover the whole residential community.

Here is one of the great luxury rental villas which can be booked daily, weekly or per month.

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Villa Windward, Sea Horse Ranch

Contact us today to find out more about this exceptional investment opportunity.

7 Reasons Why Luperon Ocean Estates is The Luxury Resort Community You’ve Been Looking For

Dreaming about ultimate luxury resort getaway in the Caribbean? Look no further than Luperon Real Estate Villas!

A prestigious oceanfront resort community in the Puerto Plata/Luperon area on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. Select Caribbean Properties is very happy to be part of the sales team.

The Luperon Real Estate Villas are designed by award-winning architect Eric Urbahn. The residential development Luperon Ocean Estates is offering a collection of villas featuring ocean view lots. With full amenities, recreational activities, boutique shopping and trustworthy concierge services, this is your chance to experience luxury resort living at its finest.

Luperon Ocean Estates, Dominican Republic

Luperon Ocean Estate

Here are the top 7 reasons this exceptional gated community is a great opportunity to own property in the Dominican Republic.

1.You can’t beat the views.

Luperon Ocean Estates features unobstructed ocean views.

Whether your villa is framed by beautiful mountain vistas or a secluded beach, you will be surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Caribbean.

2. The location is the Dominican Republic’s best-kept secret.

Talk about paradise!  With white sandy beaches, lush vegetation, and calm, clear blue waters, this is an area of the Dominican Republic that locals have kept a secret for many years. Because of its shape and location, Luperon Bay is largely protected from storms.

In fact, it’s believed that Christopher Columbus had to enter the bay to protect his ships from a storm. As a result, Columbus named it Bahia de Gracias, or Thanksgiving Bay, the current official name.

Luperon Ocean Estates gives you access to the secluded Playa la Ballena. Located between two natural plateaus, it keeps access to the beach quite private.

Playa la Ballena is ideal for fishing, snorkeling and offers amazing views of the annual migration of whales.

Luperon Real Estate Villas, Dominican Republic

Playa La Ballena

3. Get exceptional value for top quality villas.

This resort community of villas meets the highest levels of North American standards. Properties in this development cost up to 50% less than other island resorts. 

In addition to this, the six different villa models on offer can be customized to your preferences.

Luperon Ocean Estates, Dominican Republic

Villa Frangipani

4. There are activities and amenities for everyone.

Whether you’re looking for adventure, or want to just sit back and relax, Luperon Ocean Estates offer a full selection of amenities.

 Want to keep active? Enjoy surfing, golfing, horseback riding or kayaking in the bay.

Looking for a little “me” time? Take advantage of the spa, yoga salon, gym or full-service beach club.

There’s something to keep everyone happy!  

5. You don’t have to go far for world-class shopping and entertainment.

Luperon Ocean Estates has everything you need to enjoy your time to the fullest:

  • Shop locally grown produce, seafood, beef, poultry and more at the market.
  • Sip on the very best of Dominican coffee and tea at the cafe.
  • Browse the boutique shops that conveniently offer all the items you may need for your stay.
  • You can even enjoy world class entertainment every weekend at the beach club and residence club.

6. Hospitality-inspired concierge services make you feel at home.

In addition to the above, Luperon Ocean Estates offer property management services that suit your needs.  The knowledgeable and trustworthy villa management team, maintenance staff and property rental service crew are on call 24/7.

Are you wondering how the concierge team can make life easier?

Here are a few examples of how the concierge team can help:

  • shopping for groceries and other essentials for your villa before you arrive
  • hiring a private chef and/or child-care services
  • arranging for transportation to and from the airport
  • setting up ocean and land activities or sightseeing excursions
  • offering restaurant suggestions and reservations

7. Get peace-of-mind with 24/7 security. 

Above all, you can be assured that your villa is safe and secure, even when you’re away.

Along with gated and secured entry/perimeter and surveillance systems, Luperon Ocean Estates employ security staff to ensure all visitors and properties are in good hands.

Ready to live the dream in Luperon Ocean Estates? We can help you find a luxury villa in the Dominican Republic of your very own. Get in touch with us to take advantage of this exceptional investment opportunity.

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Here’s our Top 8 Reasons To Visit Sosua

Sosua is a fascinating place for so many reasons.

Sosua is tied to both the past and present and is rich and meaningful. In fact, they are significant on both a local and a global level.

First of all, the name “Sosua”, comes from the Tainos, who once lived and ruled the areas of the north coast of the Dominican Republic. It meant “small river” and it referred to the river that crosses over behind what is now the city of Sosua.

Sosua’s shores have welcomed many visitors over the years. Centuries ago, they welcomed ships from Spain. Then, in the 20th century, they welcome boats again from Europe, but this time they held Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria. In fact, between 1940 and 1945, 750 Jewish refugees settled in Sosua. This simple fact alone helped to open Sosua up to the world of tourism and commerce in many ways.

Over the years, Sosua has grown and developed from the beautiful and enticing bay area out to the surrounding areas and foothills towards the river. Along with the development has come many new opportunities for adventure, community, and tourism.

Sosua, Dominican Republic

Sosua Bay at Sunset

The following list is simply a taste of what you can experience when you visit Sosua:

  1. Beach life

    Of course, beaches are attractive, but few beaches in the Dominican Republic have the local flare of the Sosua Bay. From artisanal vendors to British themed beach bars, there is something for everyone seeking some great beach experiences. Snorkeling in the bay is at the top of many must-do lists and for good reason. Coral reefs and calm waters offer something for everyone seeking an afternoon out playing in the ocean.
    Around the bend, to the east of the bay, Playa Alicia offers a much more serene and quiet escape from all the action. With crystal clear waters and cold drinks close by.

    Sosua, Dominican Republic

  2.  Sunsets

    Sunsets are a beautiful part of life – but in Sosua, they are always guaranteed to be epic. The sunsets over the mountain of Puerto Plata and seems to stretch out longer than anywhere else on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The ocean view from some properties along the Sosua bay is spectacular. A walk along the beach at sunset is the perfect way to end your afternoon playing at the ocean.

    Sosua Sunset, Dominican Republic

    Sosua Sunset

  3. Art Galleries

    For a taste of true Dominican art that is carefully curated, stop in at 571 Art Gallery by Leo Diaz.
    For a taste of Haitian art and a challenge to your visual senses, check out Castillo Mundo King.

  4. Lessons and Workshops

    Want to learn to dance? Check out Emily Watson School of Dance and discover how much fun salsa, tap, and hip-hop classes can be.
    Perhaps this time you want to finally learn how to play tennis? Check out the International Tennis School, located in Sosua Ocean Village.

  5. Dining

    Is there anything that compares to a great sunset with a refreshing drink? From drinking fresh beach made coco loco to perfectly mixed cocktails at one of the many beach view restaurants around town, you are in for a treat.
    Sosua has known also for its great local fares such as plato fritos and cangrejos con vinaigre.
    You won’t be disappointed by the options and the locations. Enjoy!

  6. Take in some history.

    Whether you want to dive for a wreck or check out our Museum of Jewish heritage, you will be able to get in touch with the living history that will help you see Sosua in a new and insightful perspective.

  7. Find a place to worship in English or Spanish

    Sosua has two English speaking churches and both are easy to find and are in beautiful settings. Oceanside Christian Fellowship is located at the top of a cliff, facing out over the warm waters and beyond. New Life Church is tucked back into nature, only a few hundred meters off the main highway. New Life Church offers services in both English and Spanish.

  8. Festivals Festivals Festivals!

    Is music your thing? Then the DR Jazz festival will be the event you will not want to miss! Every year the lineup on stage is filled with entertaining and exciting artists and bands from around the Caribbean.
    Perhaps you might want to take part in one of the many street festivals and markets throughout the year as well.
    As well, numerous seasonal markets happen throughout the area, creating a strong sense of welcoming into the community.

With so many things to offer, it’s hard to pick just one reason to want to visit Sosua. So, why not decide to visit it and experience it for yourself!

Find out how we can help you find the vacation home of your dreams by contacting us today.

A Freelancer’s Perspective on Working and Living in Cabarete

Kristina Paider

Cabarete Freelance Writer

Meet Kristina Paider, a Cabarete freelance researcher, writer, and editor based out of this famous surf town in the Dominican Republic.

Originally from Wisconsin, Kristina, a Cabarete freelance writer, has worked and lived in many locations around the globe. We wanted to find out what drew her to Cabarete and how she keeps her work/life balance when living abroad. Her answers might surprise – and encourage – you!

1. What drew you to Cabarete? 

I first came to Cabarete to do the “27 Waterfalls” as immersion therapy. After leading a rescue of two drowning boys, I developed panic attacks. I had tried several things (unsuccessfully) to quell them, and in 10 years, nothing had worked. I stayed because of the wonderfully diverse and supportive community of ex-pats, locals, entrepreneurs and water enthusiasts – it felt like home.

2. What do you do? 

I’m a writer, researcher, and editor. I help storytellers of all kinds – fiction and non-fiction, personal and business, craft their message to attract and engage a wider audience.

3. What’s a highlight of your life/work balance?

It’s hard to pick just one! It seems that here, time passes at a more relaxed pace, and there is always time for the things I want to do. Specifically, I love the mornings when I walk and swim with a friend from my writing group. Not only is it efficiently working multiple muscle groups, but we also get our brains in gear and problem-solve the next move in whatever material we’re working on.

Plus, we are in Cabarete Bay and use an infinity pool overlooking the ocean. We usually end up laughing hysterically at something – or everything. It’s hard to beat that. These are the most productive hours of my week.

Cabarete Real Estate, Dominican Republic

Cabarete Bay

4. What’s one or two tips you have for people seeking to make a move such as yours? 

Bring an open mind and a good attitude. Embrace and learn as much about your new surroundings as possible. If you try to re-create everything you had exactly as you had it at home, a move like this will be frustrating.

However, if you can embrace new things and entertain your curiosity, it could be the time of your life.

Also, you can do a gut-check with this question: “What would I regret more: DOING it, or NOT DOING it?” That’s usually a good barometer.

Kristina is one of the many freelance professionals that make up the growing mosaic of Cabarete. Our community is active, friendly and engaged in local connections.

Contact us now to find out more about how Select Caribbean Properties can help you relocate or enjoy a long term stay in Cabarete and the surrounding area.

Find out more about Kristina’s work at www.kristinapaider.com.

This Organic Farm With a Beautiful House is the Ultimate Caribbean Property for a Visionary Owner

Are you looking for a tranquil, inspiring farm space to create the life or business you long for? Or, perhaps you have a vision of creating a retreat center or ranch?

This organic farm in Jamao al Norte could be your idea of the ultimate eco-tourism or agricultural business spot!

 

Farm

This Organic Farm With a Beautiful House is the Ultimate Caribbean Property for a Visionary Owner

It’s possible that you simply long for the luxury of a spacious farm to be free to explore and enjoy that space on horseback or other adventures. In Jamao al Norte you will find what you are looking for. It is the perfect location to enjoy nature, enjoy all the animals you always wanted to have and live a sustainable lifestyle.

We are incredibly impressed by this organic farm and home with three additional guest houses which is for sale. We are confident that you will be as well.

The whole farm with 61.78 acres is priced at US$ 989,000 but it is also possible to purchase the property with only 7.66 acres for a price of US$ 599,000. 

It all begins with a private, gated entrance that leads down a driveway. This driveway crosses fields passes a laguna and even a tropical jungle on it’s way to the main living area. A royal palm plantation and the numerous fruit tree and orchards add to the wonder of this location.

When you enter the main residence via the reception level, you will come upon a grand room overlooking the tropical canyon and pool area. The second level of the house offers two master suites, bathrooms, and an office. The third level is the private grand room. This main house is 840 square meters.

Within this main residence is an oversized, industrial grade kitchen that is stocked with restaurant grade equipment and gourmet utensils.

Farm For Sale, Jamao Al Norte, Dominican Republic

This kitchen in this beautiful home is stocked and ready to go:

  • a True Fridge with stainless steel inside and out
  • a Wolf-8 burner gas range with grill and double oven
  • three deep sinks with two commercial plunger faucets
  • stainless steel working tables and all cupboards with sliding glass doors

Outside of the main residence are three separate houses, all artfully appointed and waiting for guests. Each of these houses is 150 square meters and have two bedrooms and their own living rooms.

Farm For Sale, Jamao Al Norte, Dominican Republic

In total, the residence has 9 bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms, adding up to 1300 square meters of living space!

In addition to this, there is also a superintendent’s home at the entrance to the property that is 145 square meters and two employee homes that are 65 and 50 square meters.

But wait – there’s so much more to discover!

Around the property are a variety of inspiring organic gardens, greenhouse, and trees. In addition, there is a successful honey production (13 hives) already in operation.

Farm for Sale, Jamao Al Norte, Dominican Republic

Consider the numerous uses of what a property like this could represent a business or socially minded project:

  • An Organic farm and eco-lodge
  • A Retreat center for meditation, yoga and wellness
  • A language and/or cooking school
  • A destination-based education center
  • A safe haven for charities and organizations that work with vulnerable people groups
  • A recovery center for addictions or otherwise
  • A family or business retreat center

In reality, the possibilities are limitless and truly inspiring to consider.

The entire farm has a size of 250,000 square meters (61.78 acres).

The 600 feet deep well is connected to the 30,000-gallon gravity cistern with a 1/2 HP low surge submerged pump. It doesn’t require electricity.

In regards to electricity on this property, there is a 5.5 KW Xantrex SW55 inverter with a generator auto-start module. As well, there is a 27.5 KW Deutz Matz generator.

Furthermore, there is a reverse osmosis system for drinking water and a drip drop rainwater system for the garden and orchard.

At an enticing price of US$ 989,000, this truly is a property that is ready and waiting for the right owner to come along and enjoy what it offers. However, it’s also possible to purchase this property with only 7.66 acres for a greatly reduced price of US$ 599,000. 

It is a wonderful place to relocate or to retire.

Want to know more? Contact us today and we would be pleased to share more about the details and potential of this once in a lifetime opportunity.

 

7 Fascinating Facts about Cabarete

Once Cabarete on the north coast of the Dominican Republic is experienced, it’s never forgotten.

Life on the north coast of the Dominican Republic is unique, vibrant and full of cultures from all over the world. There is a steady, upbeat rhythm to life in our community and it can be seen in the strong connections that are built, the diverse cultural opportunities and the familiar faces that return here, time and again.

Cabarete is the poster child for how to create a work/life balance – and we are not scared to show it!

1. Cabarete hosts various world class events throughout the year.

Many of them linked to water, waves, and wind. Events such as the Master of the Ocean, Cabarete Classics, and the always popular Butterly Effect. These events draw visitors from all over the world who come for both the competition and showmanship, as well as to relax and enjoy the laid back lifestyle of the community.

Surf Beach - Cabarete - Dominican Republic

El Encuentro Surf Beach

2. We are proud to say that we have a vibrant and lively local “scene” for music and the arts.

Sunday nights bring the popular craft market to our beaches. Long weekends often involve music and cultural festivals such as the Jazz Festival, various art shows, and craft markets.

In addition to this, live music can be found almost ever night of the week and the performers are diverse and well-loved. From Jazz to Classic 80’s rock, we have it all.

Jazz Festival Cabarete - Dominican Republic

Jazz Festival 2016 – Dominican Republic

3. Our community knows that we thrive when we support each other.

From the popular Butterfly Effect (in support of women and girls in water sports around the globe) to community mentorship programs using Jiujitsu, performing arts, fine arts, and sports, we love to support each other.

Our local residents wholeheartedly get behind local businesses and are quick to give recommendations whenever asked. 

Cabarete - Dominican Republic

Community Support – The Butterfly Effect

4. We are always open to new faces.

We celebrate visitors and new residents – and it shows in how we treat them. Help or suggestions for where to find what you need is only a simple text or community post away from being resolved. Questions can be answered through community forums and simply by asking a neighbour.

5. Cabarete has a fabulous selection of restaurants for every possible dining budget and taste.

Cabarete Dominican Republic restaurants vary from burgers, tacos, Sushi, and roadside pop up stands, to exclusive European fusion menus and wine cellars. We have it all.

In addition to this, don’t forget that happy hour is every day all along the beach and the drinks never disappoint!

EZE BAR in Cabarete - DR

Cocktail Time at EZE

6. Life is always happening outside!

The beach is a community of its own. Stretching out over 6 km’s, Cabarete beach and bay area is a playground for all things water and beach related. The weather is stable and you are guaranteed to run into friendly and familiar faces as you are out and about.

You might even catch a glimpse of some of our homegrown professional kiteboarders and windsurfers as they are out daily practicing in our backyard.

In addition to this, there are daily opportunities to get in on yoga, cycling, circus arts and even organic farming markets and wellness classes.

Kiteboarding - Cabarete - DR

Kites in the Sky

7. The Cabarete Dominican Republic condo market is growing and expanding.

New hotels and condos are steadily rising, yet the small town charm has remained strong. The people who live here understand the value of building a community.

Because of this, Cabarete real estate is considered a very desirable place to own properties and reside in. From villas to investment properties, there is something for every budget.

We have some favourites of our own. Check out this Luxury Condominium in Cabarete and this two bedroom Ocean Dream Condominium.