Universal Access Homes

WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY REAL ESTATE IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Buying a wheelchair friendly house or vacation villa near the beach in the Dominican Republic is now possible thanks to the new concept of villas introduced by Golden Treasures Real Estate.

People with disabilities can now custom order a vacation villa or  beach house designed to match their every need, with special wheelchair access to all the areas inside and outside. The villas are available for construction in fine residential communities of Sosua, Cabarete, Cabrera, Puerto Plata and Cofresi.

villa ultima in Sosua is a perfect vacation house to fit for wheel chair friendly living

Villa Ultima is one of the most customizable vacation houses in the Dominican Republic. It can be built with various sizes and layouts, and allows for full wheelchair access configuration.

The model seen here have 4 bedrooms centered around a large swimming pool, in the modified model for wheelchair users the clearance of all the thresholds and doors is wider, with a special access in the pool. Some existing villas can also be adapted for wheelchair use, and make it fully barrier-free units.

Villa Ultima Features:

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Ample living room
  • Swimming pool
  • Gated Community

  • Custom built for wheelchair users
  • Wider thresholds on request
  • Zero steps model design on request
  • Disabled person friendly cabinets
  • Jacuzzi and other features on request

 

A  person that uses a wheelchair is not handicapped by his/her condition, but because the building and surroundings are not as accessible as they should be. The extent of the handicap relates to accessibility, and a person can be very independent if the housing was built with more accessible, universal features that meet a broader range of needs. A barrier-free house must have special built-in features besides the fixtures, such as:

  • lowered window heights

  • sliding doors in cabinets, closets and storages

  • recessed sliding door tracks

  • large turning radius for wheelchair use inside the bathrooms

  • wide doors and thresholds, double doors

  • lower cabinet heights in the kitchen and bathrooms

  • adapted appliance switches to match wheelchair’s height

  • lower height vanities in the bathrooms

  • clear path from the house to the garage

  • ramps and grab bars as needed

  • Raised electrical outlets for easy reach

  • large door handles made of stainless steel, grab bar type.

Golden Treasures is the only real estate agency that caters to people with special needs, and also does wheelchair access vacation rentals in the North coast of the Dominican Republic. We design a layout for your villa if the existing ones are not adaptive enough to your needs. The whole house can be designed from scratch to match your specifications so you can own a nice wheelchair accessible, access-friendly holiday home near the beach in the Dominican Republic.

Prices to build custom design wheelchair friendly villas in Dominican Republic:

1-  A 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms as the villa ultima above  $380-390,000.00*

2- A 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms Sunseeker villa $230,000.00*

Other disabled friendly villas can be as low as $150k with 2 bedrooms and swimming pool.

*yearly maintenance/HOA fees apply if built on a gated community.

OTHER VILLA MODELS AND LAYOUTS CUSTOMIZABLE AS BARRIER-FREE VILLAS:

FROM AFFORDABLE TO VERY LUXURIOUS, WE ARE ALL ABOUT PERSONALIZING

 

We have a wide selection of properties for sale that are originally built for wheelchair mobility, and also one level villas that can be adapted with grab bars, wheelchair ramps and other minor changes. Currently we are implementing barrier-free condo and villa vacation rentals for disabled persons who use wheelchairs and other mobility-related support gear.

STAINLESS STEEL GRAB BARS FOR A UNIVERSAL ACCESS HOUSE

GRAB BARS AND RAILS MODELS FOR THE TOILET AREA

bathroom grab bar

GRAB BARS FOR THE SHOWER AND BATH TUB AREAS

bath tub grab bars

VILLA ULTIMA LAYOUT - Click image to view larger photo

The layout of the Villa Ultima was conceived with accessibility in mind, and for large groups of visitors. Its four bedrooms are comfortably designed for privacy, and as you can see this is a one floor villa with flat surfaces, easily custom-built for wheelchair users. The width and length of the areas are roomy enough throughout the house, and can be ordered following your personal instructions as to how high we should place the kitchen counter, cabinets, appliances and other details. The same principles are applied in the bathrooms and bedrooms. We can fit your holiday or retirement villa in the Dominican Republic with one, two or all the bathrooms with grab bars, foldable shower seats and other access-critical fixtures for special care persons including the elderly.

disabled friendly real estate floorplan
Wall mounted adjustable folding grab bars

Wall mounted adjustable folding grab bars placed next to the toilet in both sides.

mounted adjustable folding grab bars placed next to the toilet

A shallow sink with single lever faucet provides easy access for wheelchair users.

The bathtub has grab-bars, folding seat and flat back

The bathtub has grab-bars, folding seat and flat back. Additionally the tub has 42” long basin at sump.

transfer seat

An electric bathtub transfer seat lowers into the tub for easier access. This product needs to be shipped from the USA.

walk/wheel-in shower with a low threshold for easy access

A walk/wheel-in shower with a low threshold for easy access. The shower also features an overhead light, a folding seat, grab bars and a collapsible water dam.

the Toilet elevator elevates the existing toilet 3.5 inches

The addition of the Toilet elevator elevates the existing toilet 3.5 inches in a unobtrusive, aesthetically nice way for use by all in the family.

Stand holds dryer steady

Stand holds dryer steady for one-handed styling.

walk/wheel-in shower with no threshold

A walk/wheel-in shower with no threshold for easy access.

walk/wheel-in shower with a low threshold for easy access

A remote flush for the toilet can be wall or floor mounted for hand or foot usage.

BARRIER-FREE, WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY VILLA DESIGNS AND BLUEPRINTS

barrier free home design for the villas in Dominican Republic
our second choice barrier free villa design
collage of disabled friendly essentials for the home

These photos are meant to give you an idea of how a custom-built vacation villa or retirement house would look like in the Dominican Republic, though the exterior look of Caribbean villas are built with a more open look and facade. We work with well established construction companies in the area. With a proven track record in villa and houses development in Sosua, Cabarete, Puerto Plata and other areas closer to Cabrera, Cofresi and Samana.

We plan to establish a wheelchair-friendly community in the North coast of this beautiful Caribbean island. Design # 2 is an original of the USA, we added a smaller villa front picture as an example; the original one is much larger but can be built in any dimension desired by the client.

ADA-COMPLIANT UNIVERSAL ACCESS HOUSE DESIGN AND BLUEPRINT
universal access house design for sosua villas

 This Mediterranean style villa design incorporates a zero-step entryway from the garage to the house, with a total of 1785 sq ft. featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage, gathering room, laundry room, master suite, patio, porch and other extras. Fully customizable as a beach or oceanfront property if you buy a piece of waterfront land.

handicapped friendly house plan

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