Our Dominican Republic Beach Resort Home

Ever dream about living on a tropical isle (like the Dominican Republic)?

It got me through many winter mornings, scraping ice off my windshield so I could go to work.

"Fast-forward" to ten years later, and.....we're here!!!

Living beach-side in the Dominican Republic! and the only thing I'm washing off our windshield is salt from the ocean breeze.

Hola, I'm Lynda. My husband (Les) and I moved to Cabarete (on the north shore of the DR) in 2004.

We came to enjoy the climate and make some money with an affordable real estate investment with a superior return (ROI).

Our adventures in that pursuit make us laugh (a lot! - I've never laughed so hard in all my life) and also shake our heads in total bewilderment.

Ready to live your dream life in the Caribbean ?
Find that perfect Caribbean property deal - that sounds almost too good to be true?
If you want to see how we did it to decide if it's the right fit for you, let's go.......

Relocating abroad and living overseas can be a daunting challenge, especially in a third-world environment. It's much easier when you know more about what to expect and some "rules of engagement!"

We're often asked, "What's it like living there?"

This website gives you our answer to that question, sharing our experiences of living here.

Instead of shoveling snow, we take our dogs for beach walks.
Winter is our favorite season now.

Year round temperatures feel like summer did back home. Big! Win!

Dropping out of the rat race to live in the land of "manana" has certainly slowed our pace and taught us a lot.

I took a lot of things for granted - like having full-time electricity and clear running water - until I didn't!

There's nothing like "doing-without-them" to help you appreciate the basics. I know now (if you have to choose), having water is more important than power - who knew?!?!?

Thankfully both are now in good supply, so we can offer our condos as "vacation rentals by owner" with confidence. That's a big in the "win" column, and we love to celebrate those!

As our younger son would say, "keep going till you have a story."

Here's ours....."our Dominican Republic".


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Les and Lynda - About Us
About us - Les and Lynda, 2 Canadian expat baby boomers find good times and challenges in manana land.
Our Home
Enjoying la vida loca at
Cabarete - Our Hometown
Who are the people in you neighbourhood? Our hometown of Cabarete changes year-round, hosting tourists from all over the world.
Dominican Republic, Our Island Country
The Dominican Republic, our Caribbean island nation of vast diversity and charm.
Vacation Rentals at Vecinos in Cabarete
Cabarete's own Vecinos brings you vacation rentals with that unique personal touch that makes your holiday the best.
Reviews from Vecinos Guests
Vecinos past guests' reviews of their experiences staying at our unique resort
Affordable Destination Wedding at Private Caribbean Resort
A destination wedding can be scary expensive. Looking for an affordable beach wedding and have money left over to start your new life together in fine style???
Sale-ing @ Vecinos Saturday Market
We missed our beloved garage sales of back home so much, we created our own DR version - Vecinos Saturday Market
Vecinos For Sale - Affordable Caribbean Home That Earns Money
See how you can afford this resort, Vecinos for sale - a slice of Caribbean life. It's your dream home that vacationers are happy to pay you for sharing with them.
Homes For Sale - Factors to Consider Before Buying
With so many homes for sale, how do you find the one just right for you? There are many factors to consider. Let's walk thru some of the most important ones.
Local Artwork Showcases Our Talented Artisans
Talented artisans thrive here - as you can see by their local artwork showcased here.
Favorite Photos
If a picture is worth a thousand words....our favorite photos must speak volumes!
A Day In The Life
A day in the life, our adventures in opposite land supply many stories.
Dominican Republic Blog
The DR Blog keeps you up-to-date with all additions and changes to the Our-Dominican-Republic.com Web site. Subscribe here.
Interesting Links
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Best-Travel Stories in the World - Yours!
What are your world's best-travel stories.... share your favorite places and good times!
Retire Overseas
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Scuba Diving in Dominican Republic
Underwater ocean world invites you to come scuba diving + meet our coral reef community !