Coming together here from different continents, the nine of us spent a wonderful two weeks in Villa La Familia in July 2014. Pampered in every way by Isabela and her assistant Mirabel, as well as go-to-man Ambiorix, we needed to do nothing but swim in the pool, go to the beach, go on several excursions, eat (too much :-) ), and play all kinds of games with cards and dice etc. with the whole family into the night. Even the little glitches here and there such as power outages turn into delightful anecdotes in a place as enjoyable and relaxed as Villa La Familia in Cofresi. Susi was always reachable by e-mail, and manager Gabino helped with the logistics, so that we never felt left to ourselves in a foreign place even though this was our first time in the Dominican Republic.
All rooms in the house are on the same level, thus easy to navigate even for people with walking difficulties. The pool in the back yard was a hit with the kids and adults alike. The beach is less than a 5 minute walk away. It can be a bit dirty especially on the weekends when it's quite popular with the locals. But the water seemed clean and we swam quite a bit in it. It was clear enough for some snorkeling when the waves were not too big; though there are better snorkeling/diving beaches along the shore but one has to drive there from the Villa. All organized tours have quite a bit of a commercial aspect to them. i.e. wherever you'll stop, you'll be able, if not urged, to buy something made and/or sold there. If you can get Ambiorix to help you organize some outings yourselves and maybe even accompany you, you may have a less commercial experience.
All in all, it was a wonderful vacation, highly recommended. Thank you Susi for making your little paradise available to other people.