IMG_0095.JPGI had the pleasure of staying at this condo in February. I left single digit cold temperatures in NY to arrive in 80 degree Dominican Republic paradise, and Seas the Moment was the perfect venue to enjoy it. Deborah met us on our arrival and guided us not only through the property, but gave us tips on the DR in general. The condo is beautiful top to bottom. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is fully stocked for making your own meals, or you can travel right down the beach to a few excellent restaurants. The balcony overlooks the ocean, and the breeze is so refreshing. I will never forget having a cup of coffee and breakfast overlooking the beautiful blue waves. We did not want to leave, and we will certainly be back.

Tom Alberico

Experience Paradise at Perla Marina

Guest Review, Seas the Moment, Dominican Republic Vacation RentalsOnce I arrived and drove through the gates of Perla Merina where Macquay apartments resides–I instantly felt at home. As I exited my vehicle from the parking lot; and eyed the beautiful tropical landscaped grounds of Macquey, they overwhelmed me with a complete feeling of serenenity and Paradise. I love this place with the ocean front waves crashing with power juxtaposed against and its peaceful majesty. I have returned to this condo again and again, and will come again soon! Everything is nearby, yet with a sense of “being away from it all.” Deborah is a super hostess, and all is clean and in good order. Love the purified water!

Jamel Richardson

Looks Exactly Like the Pictures!

MiketestimonialThe house is great. Deborah gave us a tour as soon as we arrived and gave us plenty of great info about the town. The place looks exactly like the pictures and everything was clean and in nice working order. The house is very secure with guards and two gates, who are all friendly and helpful. You can hear the ocean throughout the entire house with the windows open, the place is perfect!

Christmas Break

MonicaimageNice oceanfront views! Enjoyed our stay and love Maquey compound. Deborah was a great host and was very helpful. She responded quickly and promptly to our inquiries.

Monica Eleazar


Screen-shot-2015-12-06-at-9.33.40-PM-239x300This condo is perfect! I have stayed here 3 times now! It’s a surprisingly spacious open loft with a view of the ocean while doing dishes! This modern, clean condo is steps from the beach. One smaller bedroom includes 2 beds and ample closet space. The master bedroom has a large bed and tons of storage space as well as a bathroom. There is also a beautiful quiet pool in the community that I enjoy reading a book at. Situated in a guarded community full of other tourists and transplants, the community is safe and full of other English-speaking people. Natura Cabana restaurant and resort is a 5 minute walk away and includes an affordable breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I leave the doors open for a breeze throughout the day and night. The bugs are pretty much non-existent, so this didn’t give us any problems and I wasn’t bitten by mosquitos at night either. The sound of the ocean and crickets make you really feel like you’re in the jungle or a tropical paradise and are wonderful to fall asleep to. WiFi works well and our host provided password, keys, and some local info to help us out. Thanks for everything. It was paradise!

Jamie Nelson

Beyond Dreamy

Screen Shot 2015-12-07 at 11.34.56 AM.pngStaying in this home, was one of the best vacations of my life. The sound of the ocean wave lulling me to sleep, the bright tropical light, the beach literally in your backyard, glorious tropical plants and wildlife, horses roaming around on the beach; this all felt like a magical dream. I don’t think I put shoes on for 3 days. The apartment itself is spacious, bright, airy, clean and modern, tastefully decorated. It’s proximity to a yoga cabana, an open air restaurant, the beach, all literally within walking distance was a huge plus. I felt sort of like a celebrity at a private retreat. This was truly one of the most luxurious and relaxing vacations. I recommend strolling on the beach, riding the horses, having dinner and breakfast at Natura Cabana; the Dominican Breakfast is quite good. And doing yoga in the morning literally on the beach in the open air is a real treat. You could spend days and days on this compound happily and not need to leave. Deborah is a jewel of a woman as well. She’s warm, sweet, attentive and accommodating. She will make your time something truly special. I can’t wait to come back. Lynda

Lynda Lucas

5 Stars!

FullSizeRender2.jpgI cannot praise my DR experience here enough-it was truly magnificent, perfect in every way. I stayed in this condo with 4 other girls, very comfortably. The condo is clean, bright, modern, and safe. There was a really good breeze going through the condo especially with the door open, and with the ceiling fan in my room, it was never too hot. There is a large balcony that faces the ocean, with ample seating, towels, and dishware. not to worry about that! The view is pretty spectacular from the balcony, and so are the really high ceilings inside. You can hear the ocean as well as the crickets singing at night, but if you’re a sensitive sleeper all you need are ear plugs! Everything flushed down as it should, the water temperatures were always ideal even despite 5 girls renting out the space during the trip. I stayed in the smaller room, which has 2 single beds, and ample storage spaces available to you. a bathtub, shower, and toilet, next door. On the other side of my room, is the master bedroom, with a queen-size bed, a futon, and a larger, fancier bathroom. The condo location is secluded enough, but not too much which might actually be creepy. The lawn outside was perfectly manicured, and arrangements might be made to have horses come meet you by the entrance to the beach–practically right below the condo! A short walk from the condo to one side offers a really nice restaurant, which offers plenty of vegetarian/pescatarian options, and even some vegan choices, should you be interested. Not far from that there’s yoga available! Lastly, safety was bar none. In a country where your safety might be a concern, it was very comforting to know that when you enter the premise, you are required to go through two security points. The wonderful owner of the space is also the sweetest and kindest, and I am  certain she will do her very best to accommodate and make your trip of utmost enjoyment and relaxation! This place is like paradise; you won’t want to leave! Iwould love to come back here again!!

julie yi


val-croppedI cannot say enough about our location and the awesomeness of our view. Wake up to ocean — super clear blue water… This place is right on the beach!!! Super Tranquil and clean. Upon arrival you can’t help but hear the waves. If you’re with someone who snores don’t worry the sound of the waves totally drowns out any snoring. There are plenty of activities walking distance from the condo seriously only a 5 minute walk on the beach to a super farm to table restaurant, Natura Cabana. I recommend the Mahi-Mahi for dinner and the avocado cake for desert. This condo does have a pool, but I was mostly at the beach. There are also various yoga classes (again only 5 min walk on the beach) as well as horse back riding on the beach (special arrangements can be made for pick up is at the condo). You can even get a massage in the condo for around $20 US Dollars. I felt we were super close to everything — Cabarete and Sosua. The cab ride from the airport is super quick — like 20 minutes or less. I had a great time and can’t thank the hostess enough for accommodating our group! Valerie Figarella Business Owner Brooklyn, NY

Valerie Figarella

A Time that Will Stay in my Heart Always!!!

The minute I arrived Maquey Condos, I heard the sound of the waves crashing onto the shore, and I felt like I had stepped onto the set of a movie. As I walked to our quarters, I took in the beauty of the expertly manicured grounds, the flora and fauna like none I have seen before! Even before I stepped foot into the condo, I knew I was in paradise! As I walked into the rental, I noticed the view immediately. I could see for miles out into the ocean, and watching the waves crash onto the shore was hypnotizing. I could’ not believe that I was going to spend the next 10 days, literally steps from the ocean. I came with my very good friends, we were all in awe of not only the views, but the beauty of our living quarters. The bedrooms were spacious, the bathrooms gorgeous, and I loved the way the kitchen and dining area were set up so that the ocean was there lulling us to let go of our worries, and to just relax! AHHHH! This was all made possible by our most kind, gracious, and accommodating hostess Deborah Nelson. She made sure, always, that we had everything we needed to have a most amazing stay. With special arrangements previously made, our Spanish-speaking tour guide had horses waiting at the gate on the beach below. We walked into our condo, dropped our bags, and were on the back of a horse galloping down the most spectacular beach within 20 minutes of arriving. It was just absolutely incredible!

Adrianne Louise Mamet

Tranquillo Ocean View

_MG_0177I stayed in this unit for a couple of years, and wrote several books while living there. I can say that it is one of the nicest CONDO UNITS that I have ever stayed in. Waking up to the morning sun streaming in ample windows in a massive master bedroom with vaulted ceiling in this third floor penthouse is something I’ll never forget. The layout includes an open floor plan in the kitchen/dining/living area which feature an ocean view from the terrace situated in a grove of almond trees.

This CONDO development was nicely done, and is solidly built with lots of extras such as tile, and miles and miles of closet space. I love that the 2 bedroom included a master bathroom and another bathroom more convenient to the rest of the home. The sound of the Ocean and crickets lulled me to sleep every night, and my sleep was restful.

I love walking next door to Natura Cabana to eat at the lunch or dinner restaurants. They serve freshly made food, including fresh greens and veggies from the garden on site. If you want peace, quiet, and the sound of the Ocean at your beck and call this is an amazing spot. Natural and upscale at the same time! The staff, maintenance, and security are excellent and their service is above and beyond.

Deborah Nelson