It’s time to say “hello” again

It’s time to say “hello” again to all of you, introducing myself, Sabine A. Mertes and Select Caribbean Properties.

Select Caribbean Properties which was founded in 2001. We offer all kinds of real estate from modest, tasteful homes in well-managed gated communities to large villas in the high-end projects. We list condominiums as well, of many, varied types.

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If you wish to own a farm Select Caribbean Properties lists dozens. Ranging in size from smaller properties perfect for a home and some medium to large, oceanfront or mountain farms with hundreds of acres suitable for ranching, agriculture, or residential/hotel development. The very best of all these real estate niches are to be found in the pages of the website www.selectcaribbean.com

Select Caribbean Properties has very good working relationships with lawyers, surveyors, and town officials.

We can recommend architects and builders and suppliers of everything needed to create a home in this tropical paradise. We can even arrange to get your new farm fenced for horses while arranging that the grass of the farm’s pastures is optimized for them. In short, Select Caribbean Properties stands head and shoulders above most real estate companies in the area. The reasons are simple: honesty, a dedication to quality, and the desire to see each client satisfied with their purchase or sale.

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The Name You Trust

My absolute passion is my horses.

I am living in the Dominican Republic since 1992 and I am still very happy on this beautiful island. I am enjoying the sun, the blue sky and the wonderful Atlantic ocean on the north shore every day. Life is different here. Outdoor activities are available the whole year like surfing, kite surfing, sailing, snorkeling, golfing, horseback riding, rafting etc. All this makes this place very special.

I rescued a few of them and gave them a new home in the pasture of the Sea Horse Ranch Equestrian Center. I am not just interested in riding horses. My goal is to understand them and to listen to them. They have lots of stories to tell and you can learn a lot from them.

The most important thing for me is that their hooves are in perfect condition. A very good friend of mine who lives now in California taught me how to trim the horse’s hooves. The best example for a healthy hoof is the one of a “Wild Mustang”.

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Riding On The Beach

If you like to get more info about healthy hooves and happy horses, please look at Paige Poss website who was visiting us this Spring 2013 in the Dominican Republic to teach us more about this wonderful animal. http://www.ironfreehoof.com/ 

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Riding Magnum On The Beach

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Villa Windsong: An Exclusive Opportunity to Rent or Own in The Dominican Republic

We would like to introduce you to Villa Windsong, an exclusive real estate and rental opportunity on the north coast of Dominican Republic.

Villa Windsong is an elegantly appointed beachfront villa, located in one of the most prestigious gated communities on the north coast of Dominican Republic. In fact, we feel that it is a true reflection of the luxurious Caribbean lifestyle. Many people dream of living or staying here – are you one of them?

Villa Windsong is an amazing example of Cabarete real estate which is for rent and for sale and represented by Select Caribbean Properties.

A large part of the beauty of this home is the clever design and layout of the entire home and property. With five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, Villa Windsong is ideal for hosting large families or events. In fact, each one of the beautiful and luxurious bedrooms can be entered from a hallway along with a tropical garden or directly from the ocean side.

Spacious and well equipped, the villa’s kitchen is artfully designed and makes entertaining a pure joy.

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Kitchen of Villa Windsong

The marvel of this home, however, is the 200 square meter oceanfront living room that faces out over the Atlantic Ocean.

Sweeping, cathedral style ceilings allow the Caribbean breeze to flow freely throughout the home and out over the property. To provide unobstructed views of the ocean, all doors have also been designed to fold or retract toward the wall, adding to the unique and classic charm of this villa. It’s truly a beautiful space.

Outside those doors is an expansive infinity pool with the beach-style entrance. This pool area is surrounded by your own ocean front coco bar and outdoor pizza oven. Imagine the parties and family gatherings that could happen in this space!

Just beyond that area, the property extends out to a private beach that is also available for to explore and enjoy.

In addition to the beauty of the property, the entire building has a central water purification system. This thoughtful addition provides both peace of mind and convenience.

Beyond the principal home, there is also a staff area containing two separate bedrooms and bathrooms. Many members of the team have been working there since the beginning. All guests have enjoyed and commented on the quality of their care and help over the years.

The villa’s garage has parking space for up to four large vehicles, allowing for extra space in the driveway.

Villa Windsong is located in a very secure and welcoming neighborhood. The area contains homes and properties that are filled with locals and visitors, alike.

Nearby horse stables, tennis courts, and ocean view dining add to the charm of this location.

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Sea Horse Ranch Beach Club

In addition to all of the above, the surrounding area and the community are full of adventure and opportunities to explore. The best windsurfing and kiteboarding beaches on the island are only ten minutes away. The entire area is perfect for guests seeking different sports and ocean adventures.

Getting here is effortless. The Puerto Plata international airport is a quick 15-minute drive to the east. This allows for convenient and affordable access to and from the villa.

Does your heart want to call this your new home? Although Villa Windsong is currently a coveted vacation rental home, it’s also available to buy.

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Backyard of Beachfront Villa

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Living Room of Villa Windsong

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Pool at Night

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Vacation Rental Villa with a private beach

Could This be YOUR Caribbean Dream Home?

If you have ever wondered what your own Caribbean dream home could look like, this might be the home for you!

Many people dream of owning a home in the Caribbean – are you one of them?

As real estate agents, there are aspects of different properties that capture our attention as well. This particular property has many things to appreciate, but we thought we would give you some of our personal favorites.

Here are the Top 5 Things we Love About this Caribbean Dream Property

1. This dream home is located in a luxury gated community, in the hills between Cabarete and Sosua

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Panoramic Mountain View

What this really means is peace of mind, both when you are home and away. The luxury is evident when you see the property and the added peace the owner will have allows them to enjoy that aspect at all times.

2. This Caribbean Dream Home is situated in a spectacular natural environment 

High on a country hill and surrounded by over 10,000 square meters of beautifully landscaped property, it’s hard to beat the location of this beautiful home. The land is well preserved and maintains its natural beauty.

The surrounding area is perfect for trail riding. Because of this, some residents keep horses on their property. You don’t need a horse to enjoy it, but you might find yourself looking for one as soon as you move in!

3. The home is designed by an award-winning architect and built to the highest standards.

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Kitchen of the Caribbean Dream Home

It was built by the well known Nazario Construction Company from Puerto Plata.

Designed to be very low maintenance, it’s engineered to exceed local structural standards. It’s also complete with solar panels and inverter/battery bank.

It contains 3 bedrooms and 3-1/2 baths. The spacious open-plan living and dining area includes a luxurious custom mahogany kitchen with granite countertops. The building size is approximately 350 square meters (about 3650 square feet) including terraces and utility spaces.

As a bonus, the location of the house produces refreshing breezes to all rooms!

4. The surrounding area is showing strong economic growth and a thriving property market.

The green hills behind Cabarete and Sosua are home to a select few luxury gated communities.

Prices right now in the Dominican Republic market are still modest compared to most of the Caribbean. Now is the time to invest in property and this might be the perfect place to do that.

There is also a strong, lucrative tourist market in the area. Because of this, many owners rent their properties during certain seasons.

5. This Caribbean Dream Home is a perfect fit for a Caribbean lifestyle and a great investment property.

This villa would suit many lifestyles. It’s a perfect size and easy to maintain. It’s also set up for privacy for the owner yet has enough space to entertain several dozens or just a couple.

AND it may be the perfect dream villa for you!

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Pool and Terrace Area

Sea Horse Ranch Equestrian Center between Sosua and Cabarete

Sea Horse Ranch Equestrian Center is located between the towns of Cabarete and Sosua on the north shore of Dominican Republic, on Route 5.

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Sea Horse Ranch Equestrian Center between Sosua and Cabarete

The private ranch not only features lovely privately owned homes which Select Caribbean Properties has for sale and rent, but also a beautiful Equestrian Center. The center is open to the public for horseback riding tours on over 7 miles of bridle paths, trails, and beach.

The horses are all well cared for, well trained and patient and are appropriate for novice or experienced riders. Local and visiting horse enthusiasts may hire world class instructors for lessons in riding, dressage, and jump, catering both to advanced riders and novices alike.

The Equestrian Center is situated in a luxury residential gated community called Sea Horse Ranch and offers Luxury Caribbean Dream Villas for Sale.

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Happy Horse Owner

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Round Pen at the Ranch

One the grounds you will find an enclosed training round pen, jumping arena and two large riding arenas, enclosed stalls and horse bathing areas for the utmost care of the horses. Outdoor horses are allowed to graze freely on large pastures. The center is professionally staffed with full time experienced grooms and farriers and is now managed by Alexandre de Wazieres, from France.

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Trail Riders

Alexandre started his work at the center in January of 2015 and has extensive experience in the horse world, having owned and operated two horse ranches in France. He is a member of the French Equestrian Federation and former president of the regional committee of Nord-Pas de Calais. He is also a medal-holder of the sportsmanship 1999 CDO Olympic departmental committee.
The Sea Horse Ranch Equestrian Center office is open from 8 am to 5 pm on weekdays.

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Alexandre, the manager at the ranch