Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate by islandhomes is a local Real Estate Agency that cares about service, satisfaction, and results. Established in 2004, we take pride in our reputation as a team of honest, hard-working Real Estate Agents. Our company stands apart from others because of our higher standard for the local real estate industry, and our sincere commitment to our community.
Phone (829) 947-7636
Who Are We?
Since 2004, we have helped set a higher standard for the real estate industry in Punta Cana, and we take pride in the reputation we have earned as one of the most reliable real estate agents in the area.
All team members pitch in for each other and share the team spirit. It means that if an agent is not available for a client, the client can contact any other member of the team for assistance, even if the client has been assigned to the care of a particular agent.
Koldo Ucedo Herrero
Owner / Property Sales
Born and raised in San Sebastian, Spain, Koldo handles the needs of our clients in the Spanish market. With over ten years’ experience in the banking industry - and a highly competitive background in business and sports - Koldo is perfectly suited to provide clients with the best advice on Real Estate in Punta Cana, helping people relocate to the Dominican Republic, and guiding them through the pitfalls of real estate investment. Koldo’s experience and emphasis on customer service, as well as his dedication to ethics, integrity, and professionalism, make him an ideal advisor for those unfamiliar with Punta Cana’s real estate market.
Before he arrived in the Dominican Republic, Koldo held management positions with JP Morgan Chase in London, and Bankoa Crédit Agricole in Madrid, and earned his MBA in Business Administration.
A competitive basketball player in Spain, Koldo was a member of San Sebastian’s Askatuak SBT team, and later a co-host of the sports radio show ‘Basketaldia’, as well as a journalist for several sports magazines.
Member of: National Association of Realtors (NAR), Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist RSPS certification, ePRO Certified, Certified International Property Specialist CIPS® designation and Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®).
Jocelyn Ucedo's background is in marketing and sales. Originally from New York City, she has lived and worked in Europe prior to establishing herself in the Dominican Republic in 2004. She is also licensed in Puerto Rico.
Melissa is the perfect support professional for our Punta Cana Real Estate Agency, having excellent organizational skills and fine attention to detail. Melissa’s strengths as an individual lie in her exceptional communication skills, ensuring that our business operates smoothly and efficiently.
At Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate, we strongly believe that client satisfaction is the key to our success. The following are genuine clients of ours, colleagues and community leaders- real thanks, no editing.
PHIL WEBBER- Buyer
Buying Experience: "When I started to be interested in purchasing a rental property in Punta Cana I corresponded with four real estate companies and after five or six weeks I concluded that Gary Boyd who works for the Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate Agency was the person to go with. Without a doubt I made the right decision. On my second trip to Punta Cana, with Gary's and the Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate staff's expert knowledge of the real estate in Punta Cana ,I purchased a Condo in the Cocotal Golf Resort .
The one concern I had in buying a Condo I would rent out on an Island and 2000 miles away was who would manage the Condo for me . After talking to Jocelyn I knew she was the one. After eight months I know I made the right decision. She goes above and beyond her duties as a manager. Any problems that arise are quickly and efficiently taken care of . The one thing that really impressed me was the way she helped in the closing which can be a very tedious, time consuming and complicated process. She and Gary again went above and beyond to help me get through this process. If you are looking to buy a property or having someone manage a property in Punta Cana I highly recommend Jocelyn Hernandez and her staff at Punta Cana Lifestyle. A Happy Condo Owner-Phil Weber"
WILLIAM BRUMBELOW- Cocotal Buyers
“We have been visiting the Dominican Republic for 5 years now. We wanted to try and live in the DR the winter of 2011. We tried to contact a number of local realtors and Jocelyn with Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate was the first and the only one to respond to our request. She set us up with a great place in the Cocotal Golf and Country Club in Bavaro. We found Jocelyn and Koldo to be very professional and personable individuals and willing to help us beyond just the initial rental transaction.
This year (2015) we finally decided to get serious about purchasing a property in the DR. There was only one choice to help us with the purchase and that was of course Jocelyn and Koldo with Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate. Jocelyn had several properties aligned with what she knew we were looking for so when we arrived there was no time wasted. We settled on a beautiful and spacious condo in Cocotal Country club overlooking a beautiful Par 5 golf hole. We have never purchased a property in another country and had some reservations about doing so. Jocelyn eased our concerns and made the buying process very easy and streamlined for us. She put us in contact with professionals here that she knows and trusts and as a result the buying process went extremely smooth and was non stressful.
I highly recommend Jocelyn, Koldo, and all the staff at Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate for any type of rental or buying needs in the Punta Cana area. They are people that can be trusted and are genuinely interested in your success here in the DR. They have always gone above and beyond for us over the years and have had a positive impact on our life here in the DR!!”
ENCARNACION COPADO- Cocotal Buyer, Local Business Owner
“Jocelyn became more of a friend than a realtor. She was down to earth, well-spoken and educated and was very knowledgeable about the local real estate buying process, the neighborhoods, etc. and put me in touch with all of the right people (mortgage brokers, painters, etc…) The best part was that she understood what I was looking for, suggested the perfect apartments for me, and was patient through the entire process.
There was no pressure to take just any apartment. Jocelyn gave the pros and cons of each viewing and what would be involved each step of the way. making it an enjoyable and stress less experience.”
ANNE PALMER & DON FRABUTT- Cocotal Renters
"My wife Anne and I first visited the Dominican Republic at the invitation of my son as a "recovery" vacation after being hospitalized. The ten day vacation was not only beneficial for my health, it was an eye opening experience to the warm people, wonderful climate, and the variety of activities available in the DR. We were hooked. She said, "Hey, honey, how would you like to live down here?". I jokingly said yes. And that started an extraordinary change in lifestyle which we have not regretted.
Back home in Virginia, Anne started an extensive search for rentals via the Internet and, luckily, came across Jocelyn at Punta Cana Lifestyles. Through Jocelyn's efforts, we found the perfect place in the Cocotal Golf and Country Club complex. What impressed me most was the time and effort she put into helping us even though we were leasing, not buying. Within six months, we had sold, auctioned, or given away literally everything we've owned, including Anne's wonderful horses, and made the move. We have lived in Cocotal three and a half years now and still enjoy our every day in paradise. We continue to have contacts with Jocelyn and other staff members for lease renewals, maintenance reasons and occasional repairs. The followup services they provide are always timely and professional. An unbeatable combination."
ANNETTE CALDER- Stanza Mare Beach Condo Buyer
"As a Canadian Investor from British Columbia, I can say that the services provided by Punta Cana Real Estate Lifestyle and Homes exceeded my expectations. I appreciated the candid advice and professional honesty and the service that continued long after an investment deal was completed. My expectations are sometimes considered to be too high and many other companies had difficulty to meet the standards I have been continually seeking to find. I was very happy that this company excels in a very challenging business and industry. I have been able to recommend this company to others and I would not hesitate to do business with this company once again in the near future. Honesty and reliability and communication are the key elements that have made this company an exemplary model for the real estate business industry."
MARIA POSTELL- Local Resident, Artist and Business Owner
"Jocelyn, Koldo and their staff have proved themselves over and over as a professional, knowlegable and full service realty agency with their client's interest always coming first. They are well-connected and well-informed of the Punta Cana Bavaro area. Also, their magazine, Punta Cana Lifestyles, written in English, Russian and Spanish informs locals, snow birds and ex-pats alike to the ongoings, events, and exciting innovations and attractions."
RITA FOX- Local Resident and Teaching Volunteer
"I've known Joc and Koldo for 3 years and they are not only great people they are also terrific realtors! They tell you the truth and align themselves with the best attorneys' in town to protect their clients' interests! They specialize in certain properties and really know their stuff! They also are bi-lingual which is a big help in a Spanish speaking country! Highly recommend!"
JOSE LUIS RIJO GONZALEZ RM Real Estate Collaborator
"Punta Cana Lifestyle is a great staff of partners and colleagues working in perfect harmony with clients and associates, in an atmosphere of honesty and transparency."
RENE KEMPF- Seller Villa Coral
"Thanks Jocelyn, you did a perfect Job selling our Villa in Cocotal. We like working with you in the future.
All the best for you. René and Annett"
HELEN WHIGHTMAN & JOHN WOODING- Sellers
"Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate really is the agent you must do business with !!!!!!!! "
"Our experience with them was exceptional. Quite simply the whole team were a pleasure to deal with going "far beyond the call off duty" In our case they secured the sale of our villa overcoming many difficult problems but always showing total professionalism.
They are a credit to the real estate industry. A team that you can trust and completely rely on. We will always look to them and no others in the future when dealing in real estate in any capacity in the DR."
LESLEY ANN KEMSLEY, USA- Sellers of Mare Golf, No. 22A, Cocotal
Our relationship with Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate has been stress free!
"Jocelyn Hernandez from Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate has been representing us for over two years now. We have been nothing but incredibly grateful to have her on site dealing with the maintenance and sale of our apartment. Our relationship with Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate has been stress free and we have always felt that nothing has ever been over looked leaving us feel our best interests are always put first. Thank you again for everything."
LUIZ GOMEZ, BENIDORM- Seller Villa 322
"Dear Jocelyn: Thank you for all of your efforts throughout the year. Luis"
JUAN PAYERAS COLL, ANDORRA- Sellers Quintas Cocotal 21 and 28
"Dear Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate Team, We wish you a Happy New Year 2013 and hope this year bring us all prosperity as people and as professionals in our affairs. We are happy to work with you and we look with optimism a continued professional relationship in 2013."