We booked this apartment on short notice and were delighted with our choice. The apartment is about 1 km E of Cabarete, and in a guarded compound (Victorian) along the main road along the coast (but no worries, you do not hear cars, the sound of the waves takes care of that!). The apartment is on the 3rd (US) or 2nd floor (European count!) and provides a great 180˚ view of the sea. It also overlooks the pool. We were there in August, which is the low season, and as far we are concerned the perfect season: few tourists. The beach in front of the apartment is never occupied: people walk along the shore but no one settled. The beach area is clean. The access to the beach is easy: cross the lawn, go down the stairs and you are walking on sand. You can swim in the sea here, but it is perhaps too rough (or you cannot go far) if you are not a "good" swimmer. If you like long chairs and calmer water, you can easily reach the main beach in Cabarete: you can walk there along the shore (perhaps a 30 min walk) or drive. There the beach is wide, (and still sandy), and since the beach is a bit secluded, the water is calmer. You can enter and have foot for a distance.
Back to the apartment: the balcony (where we spent much of our awake time while in the apartment) is large enough to hold four chairs and a low table. The main open area includes the kitchen, dinning table and couch [with coffee table]. The kitchen is well equipped and seems to offer everything needed to prepare a descent meal (but we never cooked - we were on vacation after all!). We used only one bedroom and one bathroom (I assume that the second bathroom is attached to the second bedroom; but we never entered that). The bed was comfortable, and the closet was large [but could have more shelving]. The bedroom is air-conditioned. Beach towels are provided. The bathroom was fine [ shower-head could be less greedy in distributing water]. Everything was clean upon arrival and the cleaning lady came once during our stay on a scheduled day. The wifi was very good, and reliable. A safe was installed while we were there, and the bedroom can be locked.
During the time we were there, the area was quiet. Pool attendance sporadic and low; on the weekend, more activity occurred and a birthday party took place in a nearby apartment, with entertaining singing going on, but it all shut down either by chance or respect for the neighbors, before midnight. This is not a hotel resort with all the "action" taking place at bars and in dining areas on the first floor; we liked this, this is why we chose an apartment to begin with.
We honestly have no complaints about the apartment and see no shortcomings that would be worth mentioning here. If we did complain about anything, it would reveal more about us than the apartment! This is an excellent choice.
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