The location, beach, and residence exceed my expectations. Just a minute walk to the beach through a landscaped area. Beach had lounge chairs and a small bar/cafe with good service. Many small restaurants nearby as well as a mini market on the premises. The condo was well equipped.
Being it is a group of private condo's it is much more subdued than some of the big resort locations. This is exactly what we were looking for. We were there for a week, the location had it all, great place to stay, great beach, small grocerie store and lots of quaint restaurants near by. You cannot go wrong staying here and Leah the Owner was always in contact before, during and after the stay making sure you had everything you needed for a great memorable stay.
Had a great time with my family in Bavaro. Our stay at Turquesa couldn't been more perfect! The apartment is beautiful with a lot of space and had everything we needed. Our view was espectacular, waking up every morning was a dream.
We also had the beach a few steps away and a pool. What I loved the most is that is kid friendly!
The service that Lia gave us was more than we could ask for. Everything was super clear and easy to follow through.
Thank you so much for this amazing time.
Recommended a 100%!!
The location is amazing, right on the beach, walking distance to a lot of reastaurants and bars. It has a very nice pool, and the apartment is beautiful. It was great before renovation and now is even better!
This is the first year we took our 3 teenage kids out of the country for a summer vacation. We decided on Punta Cana because it's on the east coast and we could get a reasonable, non-stop flight from the DC area, and not spend an entire day to get there and another entire day to get home. We decided to try flip key and found this amazing place. This 3 bedroom condo was incredibly spacious and comfortable. The granite kitchen is updated with new appliances and everything you would need to cook your own, full size meals, and then some. it comes complete with full size fridge, stove, toaster oven, microwave, blender, toaster, dishes, towels, etc. Our maid, who was wonderful, came every other day and washed our towels if we needed her to. The view from our balcony was absolutely gorgeous. The condo is only one building away from the beach and the picture you see on the website is absolutely what you see from the deck. We had plenty of room for the kids to play on their phones (Wi-Fi worked great!) on the couches, and many games of UNO were played at the table outside. The rooms had plenty of drawer space and closet space for clothing and suitcases. For excursions, we used the one recommended by the owner for our zip line trip - she was fantastic. She's been there on the property for at least 8 years and knows the island well. There are also other places on either side of the condo complex that offers excursions, but I highly recommend the one that the condo owner uses. Each bathroom had a nice large shower and they had plenty of towels for everyone for beach and bath. There's a tiny room off of the kitchen that also has a small shower and toilet area that can be used as a 4th bedroom in a crunch. The weather was fantastic every day with a rain shower almost daily, but later in the day. It's hot and humid, but not unbearable because the island breezes are fantastic. Every day was a post card. One of the best things about this place is the owner. She is incredibly kind and responsive. She will send you a packet filled with useful information. When we were there we had a couple tiny instances where we needed to contact her and she got back to us right away - and she was on vacation too! I was very impressed with her responsiveness. She also contacted us during the week to make sure we were all set and having a good time. We highly recommend their place. They also have another gorgeous condo one floor up in the same building if you want to travel with multiple families - equally as gorgeous. We give it 5 stars. Oh, there is also a beach side bar that serves both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The restaurants nearby are fantastic and friendly. There's a min-grocery on the complex should you need to pick anything up during the week.
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I don't even know how to articulate the beauty in this place. The view is exactly like the picture. Everything was literally right there. I wish I could have stayed like forever. The neighboring restaurants were amazing. Ilia (owner) and Mary (maid) were perfect. This was my first time staying in a vacation rental and I must say it was the best choice I could have ever made. My friends and I we're celebrating my birthday. BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!!! Thank you Ilia for making my trip one I will never forget.❤️
From the moment we landed in Punta Cana, and met Manuel (Candela) our vacation was unbelievable. Ilia has a great team of people that are all there to make sure your vacation is as relaxing and pleasurable as possible. There is nothing that they can't help you with.
The apartment is gorgeous. It is located within the Playa Turquesa complex and is situated only 100 feet from the beech with an absolutely gorgeous view. The unit is beautifully furnished and easily accommodated our party of 7. Air conditioning worked fantastically as there are 4 separate units if you'd like to run certain parts of the condo. It was very windy during our stay so we would leave the windows open and be completely comfortable. The kitchen was the perfect size and well equipped with everything we needed to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The housekeeper, Mary, is also a sweetheart and will come every other day to do a general clean-up and dishwashing.
Candela was probably the best part of our stay. He was the most attentive and dedicated person I've ever met, and truly cared for us like we were family. He drove us all over Punta Cana no matter the time of day. He even took us out at night and waited outside the club until we felt like leaving. Talk about service. And all for very affordable prices. He does more then just chauffeur. He is very well connected throughout all of Punta Cana and can arrange nearly any activity or accommodation you may need. He set up a full-day excursion to Saona Island for us, for half the price that other companies were offering.
There are a few convenience stores in the area that are very well-stocked. They only charge slightly more than the larger supermarkets which Candela can take you to. If you do plan on doing a lot of your own cooking, I recommend asking Candela to stop at a supermarket on the way home from the airport. He gave us his membership card and we made a huge purchase on the first day which lasted us nearly the whole trip.
The staff at the bar on the beach were very kind, and the drinks are well-priced. There are also a few good restaurants right outside the property. We fell in love with a restaurant called "Citrus" where we became good friends with our waiter named Warling. The service is fantastic, the food is incredible, and the prices are so so cheap. At least when compared to where we're from. We ate a three-course meal and drank two rounds of mojitos (careful because they are delicious and strong) for under $25 each. If you're there on a Wednesday, they have a happy hour special on their delicious mojitos for $2 each.
All in all, our vacation blew away every expectation we had going in. We had other friends staying at some of the all-inclusive resorts in the area and we had a far better time then they did, for almost half the cost. If you're thinking about renting this condo, please do, you will not be disappointed!
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