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Cabarete Luxury Villa

3162 Cabarete Luxury Villa

Have you ever heard the advice that for a great investment you should buy the cheapest property in the most expensive location?  Well, this could be it.  A highly luxurious villa with many exceptional features offered at US$699,000 in the most prestigious gated enclave on the north coast, where most properties are in excess of a million dollars.  As if that weren't enough, this superb property has been totally renovated inside and out and represents an exceptional deal with excellent rental potential.

Contact us today to snap up this superb offer.

Cabarete Luxury Villa

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PROPERTY OF THE WEEK - Family villa between Cabarete and Sosua in gated community

Cabarete Villa

3595 Lovely Cabarete Villa

Beautiful property, just on the market, in very well presented gated community between Cabarete and Sosua.

This is a lovely family home or excellent rental property and is being offered at the very competitive price of US$299,000 for a quick sale.  Sold fully furnished and turnkey ready.

Please contact us to view as soon as possible.

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Cabarete circa 1990 as sponsored by West Indies Real Estate

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West Indies Real Estate was founded in 1986 and you can see how things were way back then in Cabarete in a video sponsored by our company in 1990.  To view the video, click here.

Things have changed a lot since then, but Cabarete still has the same relaxed feel and water sports are bigger than ever.

To view our listings in Cabarete, visit our website to see what is on offer today.

Cabarete Bay

 

 

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DEAL OF THE WEEK - New Townhouses in small project close to downtown Cabarete, reduced in price

  3101 Cabarete Townhouses

With over half the units sold, this new project, located just a third of a mile from the main highway in Cabarete, is a great deal.  With just eight townhouses and a small condo complex, this project offers privacy whilst being within easy reach of all the amenities of Cabarete.  Now these units became even more affordable, coming down by a massive US$35,000 to $110,000.  A low maintenance fee is an added attraction.

The accommodation of 138 m2 provides an open plan living/dining area, fitted kitchen, two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms and would be great as a permanent home, vacation property or investment for rentals.

With communal pool, tropical gardens, gazebo and parking space, this project represents excellent value for money. 

For more details or to arrange a viewing, please contact us and we will be happy help with your Caribbean purchase.

 

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Yacht in exchange for Cabarete property

Yacht exchange for property on or near the beach in Cabarete

We have heard from a client wishing to trade his super yacht for a property on or near the beach in Cabarete.

Here are brief details of what he is offering:

63' Sea Ray 630 Super Sun Sport Hardtop

  • Year: 1993
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel

If you have a property for sale in Cabarete and would be interested in a part exchange or if you would like us to list your property, with or without an interest in the yacht, please contact us

We have been operating on the north coast of the Dominican Republic since 1986 and have a wealth of knowledge and experience. 

 

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Cabarete Classic Windsurfing Competition starts next week

Dominican Republic Property - Cabarete windsurfing

Cabarete still the windsurfing capital of the Caribbean

The leading windsurfing event in the Dominican Republic - Pablito Guzman's Cabarete Classic - will take place this year in Cabarete from July 13th to July 17th, 2011, offering racing and freestyle categories for competitors of all ages and abilities. The Cabarete Classic was first held in 2006 with the goal of keeping the spirit of windsurfing alive in Cabarete and to introduce a new generation of windsurfers to fellow competitors from around the world. Over the past years, through reuniting friends and attracting both international and local upcoming and top windsurfers, the Cabarete Classic has attracted every year many competitors.
 
For a range of Dominican Republic property for sale in Cabarete, see our listings.

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Independent appraisal of Cabarete by Margaret Summerfield from The Pathfinder Alert

Cabarete Dominican Republic Real Estate

Cabarete offers something for everyone

Dear Reader,
 
If I say the word "Caribbean" to you, I'll bet the first image that comes to your mind involves ribbons of coral sand beach, brilliant-blue tropical seas, and swaying palm trees. The Caribbean's sultry charms are familiar to many. Equally familiar is the feeling that the Caribbean is no longer affordable...that it slipped out of the price range of mere mortals more than twenty years back.
 
You expect to pay a premium for that Caribbean combination of sun, sea and sand...right?
 
That's what I set out to investigate on a recent scouting trip to the Dominican Republic. This small island is just a short 2 hour flight from Miami...with sun, sand, Caribbean Sea...and a friendly, good-natured charm.
 
I wanted to find good properties, in good areas, that wouldn't break the bank...properties that would appeal to a broad cross-section of readers.
 
On this trip, I focused on three locations: Cabarete, Bavaro, and Las Terrenas. And, in case you're wondering, I did find affordable properties...
 
Today, we'll look at Cabarete.
 
Cabarete is a town of sharp contrasts. Old hippies ambling round town rub shoulders with a younger crowd looking for adventure sports. Hotels past their prime sit beside gleaming-new residential blocks. Beer and billiards joints (ringing to the sound of dominoes slapping on hotly-contested boards), fill with crowds of locals, while tourists head for hip nightclubs and restaurants specializing in world cuisine. Properties range from super-cheap lots...to multimillion dollar homes in exclusive communities.
 
Located on the north coast of the island, Cabarete started as a resort destination back in the 1980s. A half moon of golden sand curves around a wide bay, with year-round Atlantic breezes. Over the years, the town's seen its fair share of ups and downs. The resort scene declined, with those fickle tourists heading to the more glamorous Punta Cana and Bavaro in the south of the island.
 
Today, you'll see older hotels, their glory days firmly in the past, sitting alongside sites earmarked for luxury residential development. Those developments have set their sights firmly on the new breed of tourist in town: independent, not interested in the bland-vanilla all-inclusive experience, and obsessed with adventure sports.
 
And when I say obsessed, I'm not joking. The afternoon skies over Cabarete fill with kite surfers (almost 200 on the day I counted), and the seas with windsurfers (75, on the same day). These adventure sports fanatics don't want an all-inclusive resort, or even a hotel. They prefer short-term rental apartments as close to the beach--and the action--as possible. They mostly come from Europe (the Nordic countries in particular) and Russia.
 
Kite Beach--rather obviously--is the focal point. If you're not an expert in this particular type of sport, don't worry; plenty of local schools offer training and equipment rental.
 
Other attractions include deep sea fishing, diving, mountain biking (excursions range from a relaxed couple of miles to a grueling 50km course), white water rafting, and horseback riding. The Master of the Skies competition takes place here. You surf, wind surf and kite surf, and whoever gets the highest average score in all three sports, wins the competition. It's a tough challenge...
 
The town's already buzzing nightlife scene just got better, with the recent opening of the Nikki Beach nightclub. The club sums up the new flavor of Cabarete, with curtained "opium" beds on the beach, champagne, guest DJs, and partying until dawn under the starry skies. It's all aimed at the younger adventure crowd set, well-heeled and sophisticated, that comes to Cabarete today.
 
The town's restaurants vary from little Italian places and pizza parlors, to the Asian-fusion Miro, and the trendy Casanova. I enjoyed the atmosphere in Casanova. Right on the beach, the Eastern decor of carved wood, gilded slim Buddhas, gentle background music and mood lighting blended harmoniously with the swoosh of the waves, creating a magical atmosphere.
 
The town's storekeepers are somewhat less relaxed than the atmosphere at Casanova, however. Seasoned when it comes to tourists, they don't hang back. Passersby are charmed, cajoled, and wheedled in to their stores with promises of discounts, superior wares and shameless flattery. But it all feels friendly, and a refusal is met with a simple smile or a wave.
 
Properties vary enormously, reflecting the town's checkered fortunes. On the outskirts (east and west), you'll find small new residential developments and mini-malls clustering close to the beach.
 
Further out, you'll come across Sea Horse Ranch with its $750,000+ homes, super-private setting, a beach club, equestrian center, tennis courts and helicopter pad. Off-beach, no-view, lots run from $150-350 a meter in Sea Horse. One house on the market has a list price of $9 million. For the added touch of celebrity, Glenn Close reputedly owns here.
 
In the lush hills close to Sea Horse overlooking the ocean, small private developments offer non-view lots from $15-20 a meter. These communities don't offer fancy social areas, or cobblestone streets. Roads are packed gravel, and beyond a security gate, you don't get any communal areas...just large private home sites for a fraction of the price of those beachside or in high-end communities.
 
One impressive new development caught my eye. The beachfront units had the nicest finish quality I saw in the Dominican Republic, with sleek, clean, modern lines. Studios started from $175,000 for 58 square meters. These studios should rent for at least $45-55 a night, with a higher rate in holiday season. Opening the large windows or terrace doors allows the fresh sea breeze in, and the soothing noise of the waves.  Larger units are also available.
 
On the other side of the highway, linked to the beach side via a concrete bridge, the developer had a hotel, which was leased to the Barceló group in the 1980s. In 2006, Barceló pulled out. The newest hotel building, ten years old, is being refurbished--new plumbing, wiring, windows and doors--with the same high-end interior finishes as the beach units described above.
 
These refurbished units proved popular despite the lack of a beach view, probably due to the price (38 square meter studios started at $55,000, 83 square meters condos for $116,500). Again, larger units are also available.  Most buyers opted for a back view, which will look over newly-landscaped gardens. The developer plans on building new units on this side of the property, as well as continuing the beachside development. Rental management, and furniture packs, will make these units easy for owner-renters. The target market for owners and renters...hardly surprisingly...is those kite and wind surfers.
 
Cabarete has definitely got potential--the adventure sport market is a growing one, and that should keep tourists coming here. And if you're an outdoor or water sport enthusiast, you'll think you're in heaven. The town's contrasts should gradually become less marked, as new developments spring up, offering second homes and rental apartments to those tourists. Prices remain affordable, outside of the Sea Horse level of development.
 
One issue is lack of developer financing. Only a few developers offer limited financing, but not many, meaning that for most overseas buyers, a purchase here is a cash purchase. That limits the market somewhat. North American buyers prefer developer financing, and I think some local developers will see the wisdom in offering that in the future.
 
If you enjoy spending time here, Cabarete is a good place for a second home, which should provide a modest income when you're not there.
If you want more details on properties in Cabarete,

 

Margaret Summerfield

The Pathfinder Alert

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Amazing bargain - luxury Cabarete villa at unbeatable price

Price Reduction - Cabarete Villa

Hard to believe price

This fabulous villa is located in a very popular gated community between Cabarete and Sosua, with some of the best security in the area.

Unexpectedly back on the market, this luxury property was originally offered at US$699,000 but is now down to an incredible US$399,999!  This is a bargain that does not come along every day and is sure to sell fast, so please contact us early to avoid disappointment.

Please Quote Reference: 2989

 

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Amazing deal on the north coast of the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Real Estate

Exceptional rental potential property at LOW price

This charming villa is located in a highly popular international gated community located between Sosua and Cabarete and just a short drive to several beaches and has just been reduced to an incredible US$155,000.

This secure project is especially geared to a high class rental market but also provides permanent homes to a range of nationalities.  With a rental pool and onsite management service, the worry is taken out of owning an investment property overseas.

With open plan living and dining area, well-fitted kitchen, two comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, along with outdoor living space and pool, this property is a gift for the price.  Click here for more details of the property and contact us to learn more about the project and property management services.

 

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Modern duplex condo, perfect for surfers, at very affordable price (2248)

Cabarete Dominican Republic Real Estate - Reduced Condo    View from Condo

This super, oceanview, duplex condo, located close to Playa Encuentro, THE best surfing beach on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, is now offered at the very competitive price of US$110,000, down by US$25,000 for quick sale.  Perfect as a permanent home, vacation getaway or a highly rentable investment property.

Click here for full details.

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Sea Horse Ranch even more beautiful at Christmas

Cabarete Dominican Republic Real Estate

West Indies Real Estate featured project is spectacular for the holiday season

This lovely sight now greets people travelling along the main highway as they pass Sea Horse Ranch.  Every year the decorations seem to get better and better.  Sea Horse Ranch is one of the most sought after gated enclaves on the north coast of the Dominican Republic and its entrance is especially impressive at this time of year. 

West Indies Real Estate features many luxury villas for sale and rental in this wonderful, beachside, residential community which also offers horseriding, stabling and tennis facilities.  At present, we have 20 magnificent villas listed for sale, ranging in price from US$650,000 to $3,995,000.  The most recent property to be added is a superb, Balinese style luxury villa lovingly renovated by an international interior designer, offering so many special touches that they would be impossible to list.

West Indies Real Estate Sea Horse Ranch Listing 2847

 In addition, you can build your own luxury villa on one of the lots still available, including an outstanding lot with private beach access - for details click here.

If you would like to know more about Sea Horse Ranch and the many properties available, please contact us, we know the project better than most!

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