We just got back from a fantastic stay at Villa Leone and the trip was amazing.There were 8 adults and two toddlers and there was plenty to do for everyone. We are still tanned, happy and already longing to go back.
The house itself is nice, clean and spacious. We had all the comforts of home including a good kitchen, nice bathrooms and good wifi. The staff was great and very attentive. The home is great for adults but also kid friendly. There is a gated back patio preventing small children from wandering into the pool area or onto the beach. This was key for us to be able to relax. The bedrooms are a good size and the beds are all comfortable. The two master suites on the second floor have great views and are really nice. The master suite on the third floor has that and more... a gazeebo with panoramic views. Amazing!
The house opens right up to the beach which was never crowded or busy. The surf is high at this part of the coast and there is a nearly constant breeze. This means we never got too hot out in the sun. The wind dies down in the evenings which makes eating outside very pleasurable.
The nearby town of Cabarete, 5 mins drive away from the house, offers fantastic dining and shopping. There is also a decent supermarket that has most everything you want or need. However if you really want to go to grocery store that has everything we are used to finding at home then a simple 10-15 min drive west will take you to a SuperPola that is like the equivalent of Whole Foods in the DR.
Definitely hire the chef the villa offers. Catalino made us great food using local ingredients and local recipes as well. We were so pleased!
The owner, Frank, was very quick to respond to any questions and his recommendations were great. He is organized and professional.
Close to the airport, close to town and a reasonable drive to other attractions. THIS is the place you want to stay. The Marcus family vacation was a hit. Thanks Frank!