Despite another winter storm hitting the northeast last night, spring officially starts tomorrow and baseball is surprisingly already heating up. At the start of March, 16 teams from Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and North and South America began a quest for baseball supremacy in the third installment of the World Baseball Classic.
The dust has settled and Puerto Rico and the star studded squad from the Dominican Republic play tonight for the title and ultimate bragging rights. We’re excited to watch tonight’s game but It’ll be hard to feel bad for the team that loses, because we know from experience that players from both squads will go back home to pristine beaches, year round perfect weather and absolutely fantastic homes.
Here’s a look at some of our favorite homes from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on coldwellbanker.com.
1. A Piece of the Caribbean Sea in Humacao, Puerto Rico – $1,799,000
You’d probably never want to leave home again if you owned this property located in one of the country’s most sought after private resort communities. The home offers panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, infinity pool with Jacuzzi, walking access to a private white sand beach below and over 6,200 square feet of interior living space. Sprinkle in world class amenities like 2 golf courses, an equestrian center, 18 restaurants, 20 tennis courts, scuba diving and much much more, and you’ve got tropical living at its finest. Listed by Katherine Figueroa with Coldwell Banker KF Real Estate.
2. Country Living Close to the City in Guanica, Puerto Rico – $1,100,000
Just a short two hour drive from Puerto Rico’s largest and most famous city San Juan, this home nestled in the country hills offers a quieter lifestyle but big city and beach action are mere minutes away. This custom built 1 story home has a luxury pool, sits on 1.3 acres, has 5 bedrooms with 3 full baths, and offers all the luxury amenities you’d want while retaining old Puerto Rican traditional charm. The town of Guanica is also home to a small speck of land a few miles off the coast called “Gilligan’s Island” that happens to be one of my favorite places in the world. Listed by Katherine Figueroa with Coldwell Banker KF Real Estate.
3. A Spanish Condo in the Heart of Old San Juan – $200,000
The influence of Spain’s 400 year “ownership” of the island of Puerto Rico are most evident when walking the streets of Old San Juan, the tourist hot spot of the country. This extremely affordable condo is located in the heart of the oldest settlement in the country, mere blocks to the Atlantic Ocean and old Spanish Colonial forts. The home features that quintessential old Spanish architecture with an interior courtyard and large wooden bay windows to let the warm tropical breeze in. Listed by Katherine Figueroa with Coldwell Banker KF Real Estate.
4. A Stunning Oceanfront Villa in Cabrera, Dominican Republic – $4,500,000
This luxurious oceanfront villa is something out of a movie. This truly unique and private villa located on the unspoiled northern coast of the Dominican Republic offers 15,000 square feet of living space and 8 bedrooms that have their own full en suite bathrooms. The luxury home has hand-painted detailing throughout and is highlighted by its massive 80,000 gallon / 3,600 square foot pool that might almost make you forget the ocean is mere steps away. Listed by Jacques Noirhomme with Coldwell Banker Amber Coast Realty.
5. An Architectural Marvel in Loma Bonita, Dominican Republic – $3,800,000
You can certainly tell that this sumptuous Villa is the home of an architect. The 4 level home offers unspoiled views of the sea and mountains along with an outdoor entertaining space that could make you forget you lived in doors. Not to be topped, the interior offers a dance room, massage parlor, multiple terraces and sports hall. With 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, this trophy property is one of the country’s most luxurious and finely appointed homes. Listed by Alexandre Houisse with Coldwell Banker Coast to Coast Real Estate
6. A Taste of Hollywood in Sosua,Dominican Republic – $2,500,000
This art deco inspired tropical masterpiece echoes the glamour of Hollywood in its most opulent era. The 7,200 square foot home is located in an exclusive gated resort community which offers horseback riding, a tennis club and private beach access. The home was decorated and furnished with contemporary pieces that radiate a real modern but relaxed tropical ambiance As fantastic as the interior of the home is, I’d spend most my time in the circular infinity edge pool and shaded island gazebo; soaking in the sun and ocean breezes. Listed by Coldwell Banker Amber Coast Realty.