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And the Drought Continues…

And the Drought Continues…

Three weeks ago, in our previous blog, we reported it had finally started to rain. With an exclamation mark, as we had had a major drought at Dream View Estate and in the North Coast as a whole.  Well, we had a few showers, but only one good one. We collected the...

Rain, finally!

Rain, finally!

Good news – it has finally started to rain! Over the past year we have had a major drought at Dream View Estate, and of course, its surroundings. Everyone has had to buy water, even we, though only a few times and most of it for a luxury purpose: to keep the pool...

Water and Drought – Our Water System

Water and Drought – Our Water System

Here in the North Coast of the Dominican Republic we have now had less than normal rainfall for close to two years. The past year we’ve had a drought, with only some occasional light rainfall. When we decided to build the pool we though it a good idea to build...

Almonds

Almonds

Among the many good things we have at Dream View Estate are several almond trees. Not the trees producing those big Californian almonds, but a local kind, producing smaller, thinner almonds. But as tasty, and as healthy, as the American ones. We eat them raw or...

Investors, pay heed!

Investors, pay heed!

Dominicans and non-Dominicans interested in investing in real estate really should consider doing so in the Dominican Republic. It has the lowest real estate prices in the Caribbean, it’s a beautiful country, has the best beaches, good services and fun-loving people....

Digital Nomads: Rent and Perhaps Invest?

Digital Nomads: Rent and Perhaps Invest?

For renting an apartment at Dream View Estate for longer periods we offer excellent conditions, with large discounts. Especially for digital nomads – those fortunate people working in ICT who can basically work from anywhere in the world as they do all their work...

Roads inside Dream View Estate

Roads inside Dream View Estate

We’ve made a sizeable investment in our road system: our access road had deteriorated considerably, and the public (but unused) little road traversing our property had never been improved. Narrow, barely passable after a dry spell, a mud pool after a few rains! We’ve...

Guests and Pool

Guests and Pool

We have had quite a number of guests through Airbnb over the past months. For several a contributing factor to their booking with us was that the pool area was ready, and they made good use of it! One couple, from Santo Domingo, actually came back to arrange for...

Communal Pool Area

Communal Pool Area

It’s been a while since we’ve gotten around to writing a blog, but here goes. The occasion is our communal pool area: among others thanks to payments for the second home, the octagon, we’ve managed to complete it! We started in 2017, had to stop the work for lack of...

Our pool is nearing completion!

Our pool is nearing completion!

It’s been too quiet on this blog page for the past two years or so. From here on we’ll try to do better! Greatest news: we are finishing our communal pool area! We have built a 6 by 15 meter infinity pool (about 20 feet wide and 50 feet long), with a...

Mango time!

Mango time!

It’s that season of the year again – mango time! We’re swimming in mangos. All day long and if it’s a bit windy, also at night (when we’re awake) we hear the thuds of mangos dropping from the many trees we have here. We pick them up, eat them fresh, make juice, peel...

Our own farm

Our own farm

Cristina has said it from early on: we should make our land produce. Lots of room and opportunity for cultivating crops, for home use, distributing among Cristina’s family, for our caretakers and their families, and for visitors. And who knows, for sale. So now, at...

Amapolas in bloom

Amapolas in bloom

That time of year has arrived - the amapola trees are in bloom, showing off their beautiful red flowers. We've got several at Dream View Estate, but unfortunately, none at the two homes. So Carlos, our gardener, will locate a few young trees that have sprouted near...

Weather at Dream View Estate

Weather at Dream View Estate

These days the weather here at Dream View Estate is just ideal: sunny skies, but with a cool ocean breeze. At night things cool off and a sweater is in order - at least for yours truly. We have the odd day with rain, but mostly the rains fall at night, leaving...

The road to Dream View Estate

The road to Dream View Estate

Rumor has it the old road from Puerto Plata through San Marcos to Copey and Imbert will be paved in the near future. Dream View Estate is located along this road, about three miles up the mountain. This would be great news for those who like to travel on smooth roads,...

Welcome to our Dream View Estate Blog!

Welcome to our Dream View Estate Blog!

Dear reader,This is the first blog of Dream View Estate! On this very spot we will keep you informed regularly on developments at Dream View Estate, in Puerto Plata, and on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, and we’ll give opinions on what’s good and what...

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