Sorry admin, I don't come here as often as I used to!! I have only been renting for two week periods, more due to amount of time allowed from work and finances being a little tight! I was there for two weeks at the start of November, rented a house in Puerto Plata first week and an appartment in Cabarete the second.
I managed a trip over the island to Punta Cana to visit two friends, one on holiday there, the other a Dominican friend of many years who is now working there. Got up at five, taxi into town $200, metro bus to Santo Domingo $400, taxi across SD $200 Bavaro coach to Punta Cana $400, taxi to resort $2000!!!! Yes it cost more for the last leg than the rest of the journey!! But there are no Moto-concho's there so bit the bullet and paid, I figured it evened out over the whole journey. Spend the afternoon/early eve with one friend, then rest of eve overnight with second. Next morning returned by the same bus,taxi,bus,taxi route!! Only problem....they like the air con on COLD!!! I had a fleece and a coat on in the coaches!!!
This time as my guest list was reduced I looked at smaller beach front places but they were a lot smaller and lot more expensive so in PP went back to The Three Sisters. Check it out on Trip Advisor, three double bedrooms one ensuite and a bathroom between other two, maids single room with shower/toilet ensuite downstairs plus another toilet downstairs, kitchen diningroom/living room BIG, balcony and roof top sitting area, and around £250 per week depending on time of year.(WIFI included just have to pay for electricity used) I have stayed here several times now, my Dominican friends know where to find me and the local colmado's deliver no problem. I always get a Dominican sim to be able to call friends, colmado's etc. Any question feel free to ask here or by email.