If you are looking for a quite, beautiful, friendly, safe place to stay while in Puerto Plata then this is the place for you. This bungalow sits on the beautiful private property of Michael and Bertha and their family. Attached to the main huge home they rent out a couple of studios and unattached to the property was this bungalow. The upgrade for just a few dollars more to have this bungalow is highly recommended. It's perfect, like a small apartment and has everything you could want. The bungalow has a small living room area with a futon couch which provides extra sleeping space if you need, a flat screen TV, refrigerator, and kitchen area. In addition, a private bedroom and bathroom are also in the bungalow with ac. The property also had a great wifi connection. Whatever you don't have and may need are just a request away. Michael, Bertha, and their two teenagers were always happy to help us with anything we needed including any questions we had about the area. My fiancé and I also enjoyed Blackie the family dog. He was sweet and friendly and was very alert and protective of the property. Having him around was in no way bothersome and we truly enjoyed his company. The property is beautiful, covered in tropical plants and well maintained. When you relax on the patio of the bungalow you can't help but feel like you are in your own tropical paradise. On the property you also have access to a clean, refreshing swimming pool. The beach is the best kept secret. A 1-2 minute walk outside the gate of the home you will be sitting on the beautiful Costambar beach. We felt very safe along the entire beach. The beach is lined with plenty of friendly yummy restaurants and bars to enjoy. So many beautiful shells to collect and if you enjoy snorkeling, bring a mask and snorkel. We snorkeled for hours one day and found so many treasures in the ocean. Be sure to check out the Catamaran restaurant at the very end. Paul and his crew have delicious food and great prices. The first restaurant on the beach from the property, I cant remember the name exactly "Something De La Rosa" ??? had great food served all day and delicious coffee in the morning. Be sure to check it out too. In closing, I found this amazing place here at TripAdvisor. I am already planning my next trip back to the area and will for sure be booking my stay at this bungalow. Thank you Michael and Bertha for a wonderful relaxing stay! I am so envious of your situation there.
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Our family stayed for 1 week in this bungalow. It was my wife and I and our two girls 7 and 4 years old. We had a wonderful time. The house was clean and new. We felt safe there with the dog on the property that our girls loved. It was nice because Michael and his family live right there on the property and are very helpful. Whatever amenities we were short on they would bring to us. For example, we needed beach towels and dish towels and they had them for us in short time. Also, the washer was not working, so The family washed a couple of loads of laundry for us. The Internet worked great and the wifi signal was very strong. The best thing was being so close to the beach. It only took us a couple of minutes to walk down the road and enjoy a beautiful section of beach where the water was clear enough to snorkel and see some tropical fish. The worst thing was it was a little tight for our family. We knew that before we went because it only has one bedroom. (The girls had to sleep on a futon) it worked for one week, but if we were planning on staying there longer it would have been tight. The gardens on the property were beautiful. The only downfall to that was the vegetation attracted Mosquitos. We just had to be careful not to leave the door open to let them in and to keep repellent on when we were outside. Other than that, we had a wonderful experience.