Try it out for yourself. Take a Test Drive of one of our properties.
Watch this video of Bernie Tietz, co-developer, who describes what you’ll experience during your Test Drive.
Ready to book your Test Drive or want more info? Fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
Live Like an Owner
Wondering about the Test Drive experience? Here’s how it works:
- Stay at one of the homes in our community. Rent for a weekend, a week, or longer and enjoy a great vacation.
- Experience firsthand what living in a North Coast vacation home is like. Get a feel for each of our communities and a better understanding of everything the North Coast lifestyle has to offer.
- We’ll pick you up and drop you off at the Puerto Plata airport.
- See everything you’d need as an owner. Go for groceries, visit beaches and restaurants, shop and meet your neighbours.
- Meet developer Bernie Tietz and the rest of the Villas Marinas team. See the great support we provide our owners when they’re here AND when they’re away.
- Absolutely no pressure to buy. We give you the space to relax and enjoy yourself. We’ll help you do your research so you can make an informed decision.
Does Dreaming DR Pay for the Test Drive?
No, we don’t pay for either flight or accomodations. The Test Drive is intended only for serious buyers.
Some places do cover some of the costs of a trip. But in return you’re agreeing to be bombarded with intense sales pressure.
We prefer to do things differently.
We give you the information you need and let you decide based on your experience here.
Recent Test Drivers: Jane & Kevin
Jane Skeffington and her husband Kevin visited in February, 2018 for a Test Drive. Here’s what she said about her experience:
How was your arrival in Dominican?
“Great! Bernie [developer Bernie Tietz] met us at the airport in Puerto Plata and drove us back to Villas Marinas. That was a nice touch. We immediately felt comfortable with Bernie. He was so relaxed and friendly.
It was only a 20 minute drive from the airport. The drive was smooth, we were impressed by how good the roads were. We’d heard the DR government has really invested in infrastructure and we could see it right away.”
And how did the Test Drive go?
“The whole experience was absolutely fantastic! Bernie gave us the space we needed to relax and enjoy ourselves. But we also wanted to do our research, so he made sure we saw everything we needed and wanted to see.
Our focus was on what we’d need for day-to-day living, so within a 10 mile radius. Restaurants, bars, beaches, grocery stores, and other shopping. We met fantastic neighbors and were also introduced to many staff members that we will soon get to know”
Enjoy All the On-site Amenities
During your stay, you can enjoy all of the amenitities within the community. Everything is within walking distance, including:
- private beaches
- infinity pool and hot tubs
- fitness center & spa
- restaurant clubhouse
- basketball & tennis courts
See the Community from the Air
Where Will You Stay?
Ideally, you’ll stay at one of our owner’s homes within our community (Sosua Ocean Village), availability permitting. This will allow you to experience our homes just like an owner.
Prices vary based on time of year and distance to the shore:
- A 3-bedroom villa at Villas Marinas is typically around $185/night ($USD).
- A 3-bedroom villa at Ocean View Delux is typically around $220/night ($USD).
- A 2-bedroom villa is around $165/night ($USD).
- A 1-bedroom condo unit is around $145/night ($USD).
Some Test Drivers also stay at nearby boutique hotels just off-site. No matter where you stay you’ll still get the same Test Drive experience.
Take a Tour of One of Our Villas
Book a Test Drive…
…or get in touch to learn more about Villas Marinas. We look forward to chatting—and hosting you!