The Concept of Dream View Estate
Dream View Estate: country living with city services
Dream View Estate is for people who like living in the countryside, in a well-built, comfortable home with a great ocean view in a green, natural, quiet environment, without being hemmed in by walls and bars. Puerto Plata is a ten to fifteen minute drive, then five to ten minutes more to get to the centre and the Malecón, the beautiful ocean front boulevard. Coming from Puerto Plata the last ten minutes of road is gravel: a SUV is recommended, but a regular vehicle will also get you there. There is good hope the road will be asphalted again (it was in the past) in the coming years.
For now the lesser condition of the road also has its advantages. It means land and property prices, including those in Dream View Estate, are much lower than elsewhere, in developments with asphalted roads in good condition. One agent told us the villa we have for sale is half the price of similar homes in commercial real estate projects with good quality access roads. Another advantage is the peace and quiet: a top quality road could mean more development and traffic in the area, and in the long run the partial disappearance of the rural character of the area.
The Dream View Estate Community
We are looking to build a relaxed kind of community of which we ourselves will form part – with open-minded, environmentally aware and above all friendly and social people. People who, like us, prefer to live away from the crowd, in a natural, rural, forested environment, quiet, with fresh ocean breezes. With food from our own land: organic vegetables and other crops and, from our forest, mango, citrus, avocado, cacao, coffee, and more. But with cable TV and internet service. The best of both worlds!
We have 20 building lots for sale – build your own home or let us build it for you! Two villas are ready and are for sale and rent. Both villas have two floors and two bedrooms. They are built for use either as a single four bedroom home or for use as two apartments. We, the owners, live in one of the apartments. Both villas are made for comfortable living with all amenities, and have large windows and doors letting in lots of light and offering spectacular views.
One of the villas and three of the four apartments are for rent. We’re on Airbnb, and like to cater especially to digital nomads: we offer excellent internet and easy living in the warm climate and wonderful nature of the Caribbean!
A say in further development
If we do not sell the project to a sympathetic developer but do sell land and homes we are looking to form some kind of Home Owner’s Association. This way you can have a say in the further development of the project. For example, we can leave the forested area as it is if other home owners would also like to see this happen and are willing to contribute.
Overall our idea and hope is to form an environmentally conscious group of home owners which will jointly develop and manage the property. But no obligations. If you just want to buy a home or a lot and not be bothered with anything else regarding the management of the property, and are willing to pay a very reasonable fee for security, other shared services and management, you are most welcome at Dream View Estate too.
For security and maintenance of the communal areas you will pay a monthly association fee. We can help you arrange for a gardener and other services, or you can do so on your own.
We have a communal pool with terraces and a gazebo, which were finished in November 2018. If you prefer your own private pool that’s fine too, there will be more than enough space on your lot to build one.