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Kathie or Mike Holt

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish, dutch, Property Mgr speaks Spanish 829-549-9516
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Kathie or Mike Holt

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Puerto Plata House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom 4 Full Bathroom ALL NEW UPSTAIRS Fully Equipped Kitchen

ALL NEW UPSTAIRS!!, NEW HUGE Master bedroom with en suite. NOW FOUR bedrooms and FOUR full bathrooms!!!

One of the ONLY OCEANFRONT PRIVATE HOME Rentals in gated village of Costambar (3 mi west of Puerto Plata). Newly renovated, newly furnished OCEANFRONT QUIET PRIVATE HOME. Sandy Beach 5 minute walk. Feel the ocean breezes & hear the waves just 50 yds away while you drift off to sleep; enjoy the QUIET PRIVACY of a single family HOME ON THE OCEAN (NOT a loud resort, NO timehare hardsells to bother you!). 9 hole golf course. UNCROWDED sandy beach with friendly beach bars/restaurants. Many wonderful eateries within walking distance. Community of local Dominicans along with expats from US, Canada, Italy, Germany -- which is why all the food is so good! Two small grocery stores. Internet cafes. Taxi stand. Independent Bus tour group for safari/chocolate/coffee tours, Casino and Oceanworld 5-10 min drive to next village, snorkeling, horse riding, catamaran cruise,etc- but you have all the necessities right inside our village. WALK TO EVERYTHING !

ENJOY OUR PEACEFUL PARADISE and home away from home!

This is not just a house; this is our HOME and our PRIDE AND JOY !! We absolutely LOVE IT HERE!!

See our you tube VIDEO !! We will update it soon with views of our NEW second floor!

What to do: Main sightseeing attractions in nearby city of Puerto Plata include historic fort San Felipe, the Brugal Rum Distillery, where you can take a guided tour of how they make their rum, the Amber Museum, and the Malecon where you can find typical Dominican restaurants and enjoy views of the port and Atlantic Ocean. Take a cable car to the top of Mount Isabel de Torres (you can see Mount Isabel from our community) to see botanical gardens and statues and have a SPECTACULAR views of Puerto Plata and surrounding areas. The famous 27 WATERFALLS (Damajagua) - get the video - it is SO worth it! Freestyle Catamaran will pick you up at the gate of Costambar. GREAT DAY trip!! COFRESI next village to the west there is a brand new casino, OCEAN WORLD and Marina. Independent bus tour group in village. See rural cigar or chocolate makers or go into mountain/waterfalls.

Easy To Do As Much Or As Little As You Want on vacation!!

This is a VERY QUIET village and best suited for those looking for quiet and relaxation. This is NOT A RESORT area and there is not too much for nightlife. BUT you do NOT have to sit through timeshare hardsell and there's NO loud, annoying music blaring !!!

Costambar monthly newsletter available online


POP Report available online

No outside visitors allowed due to very bad past experiences.

BONUS: Our Property Manager is a MASSEUSE!!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Kathie or Mike Holt (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish, dutch, Property Mgr speaks Spanish 829-549-9516
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

About Kathie or Mike Holt

We are just two 'working stiffs' that saved our money over many years to invest in our DREAM! We know you will treat our home like it was your own and we appreciate it!

Kathie or Mike Holt purchased this house in 2006

Why Kathie or Mike Holt chose Puerto Plata

Friends of ours own the house next door in Costambar and invited us down in 2006. They have been spending their winters in Costambar for over 20 years. They knew the house next door was for sale so we took a look at it. Frankly it was an unfinished, complete mess! But we could see that the 'bones' and structure of the house were great. We were able to negotiate a terrific price and KNEW we would regret it if we passed up this amazing OCEANFRONTopportunity. So we did it!! We fell in love with Costambar and feel SO 'at home' there right from the start ! Other than being with our children and beautiful grandchildren, it is our absolute FAVORITE place to be in the world ! We just have to pinch ourselves that it's really our home.....such a dream come true for working stiffs from a small town! The food is great, the people are friendly, it is so quiet and relaxing there, we just love it so much and look forward to when we can retire and spend our entire winters there.

Please No outside visitors allowed due to very bad past experiences.

What makes this house unique

After owning this house for 8 years, we put an additional second story on with two additional bedrooms and bathrooms (for a total of four each). This includes a HUGE Master Suite with sitting area and en suite bathroom all with spectacular views of the ocean! I LOVE watching the huge rock in the ocean right from our deck or Master Suite sitting room! I love watching the waves splash against it; how it changes colors; etc !

BONUS: our Property Manager is a MASSEUSE!

Guestbook comments from the owner

WE ARE THE OWNERS of this property. our son recently was transfered to Hawaii through the military. He is based at Hikam Air Force Base. We would like to SWAP a week at our OCEANFRONT private home in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC for a week at your property in Oahu, Hawaii. please contact us at
Feb 2011
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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Paradise Awaken

  • 5 of 5

I really wish I knew where to start. Kathie was the easiest person to work with considering this was my first experience the lasting impression will most definitely require me to return and encourage others to visit. The description of this paradise was right on point. Everyone that Kathie arranged to accommodate me was so helpful. The property manager, Ton who's also a masseuse, the taxi driver who provided transportation from STI airport round trip and the night watchman that watches the property from 7pm to 7am made sure the local pets didn't have their way with me. LOL! I ate at the local eateries and along the beach the chicken cordon blue at Syl's was terrific along with the game of "quiz" that my team lost and had to buy drinks for the winning table. It was a blast! My days were filled with the hot sun, the beauty of the land and my nights were filled with laughter and merengue, bachata and new friends! I can't wait to return and I will most definitely be staying at Kathie's home away from home! Pls be sure to book your stay soon the location and accommodations awaken your paradise! The only place I've ever been alone and was surrounded by friends,laughter,adventure and fun everyday!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Adrienne! It was a pleasure having you. I am SO happy that you enjoyed your stay at my home in Costambar! Please come again any time!

A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this home for a week and can report that it exceeded our expectations. It has an unobstructed view of the water. It was so great to sleep to the sound of the waves.

The house itself is spotlessly clean and well outfitted with everything we needed and more. We spent a lot of time enjoying the view from the upper and lower terraces. A five minute walk takes you to a low-key swimming beach with several restaurants and a couple shops where we had breakfast and lunch most days. The main village of Costambar, with more restaurants and shops, is a short walk up the hill. The city of Puerto Plata and a short drive. For anyone planning a trip to DR, the north coast is not to be missed.

We enjoyed relaxing at the house and in Costambar so much we never made it to the Damajaqua Cascades, reportedly a place not to miss in DR. Next time. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Paradise revisited

  • 5 of 5

WoW! All I can say is thankfully this owner cares about her property. I was able to contact her at the last minute from the D.R.and rent this clean, airy, bright, spacious location with a fabulous view.

Several changes have been made since my visit last year, a new safe,new lounge chairs, new linens, fresh paint and more are in the works.

I made the mistake of renting at a different location and was absolutely miserable. The other location had mold in the fridge,linens and shower curtains were moldy, no potable water,no coffee maker or toaster. Took 3 days to clean it!

As soon as the renters in Kathie's place left, her crew came in, did a complete clean and I was greeted by her property manager.

I arrived early but was able to leave our suitcases, place our groceries in the fridge and go for lunch as the cleaning continued. Even had ironed sheets!

Any item we required was dealt with quiclky and efficiently by the property manager.

The internet was up and running as soon as I logged in and finally I felt like I was on vacation.

Of course adding to the feeling of well being was our next door neighbours J & D and their kindness and the security services provided by Antoine as he patrolled the area throughout the night.

Lesson learned...don't wait till the last minute to book and you get what you pay for. This location has great value for the money and will be sure to help you create great memories.

Thanks again Kathie for accommodating us at a moments notice.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Aylmer, Quebec

Brown like a coconut

  • 4 of 5

Jan 30 to Feb 27, 2011. We spent a month at this lovely location listening to the sound of the waves and the ocean breeze. Some days we were port masters watching the cruise ships, ocean transports and sail boats cruise by and in the evening we sat on the upper deck watching flights come and go to the gentle sounds of the ocean and watching the constellations.

2 bright bedrooms with plenty of closet space....because a woman needs more than 3 pairs of shoes,clean, comfortable and plenty of space for everyone, loved the on site laundry. Made everything so much easier. Loved cooking with a gas stove.

Lovely beach just around the bend, We rented lounge chairs for the month at a reduced rate but keep in mind that the beach is seperated into sections and chair renters have a defined area so chose your location before you make your deal.

Great food at the Catamaran Restaurant at the end of the beach,easy access to the grocery store and anything else you needed in the community. Would recommend SoloMios as well as the German Bakery for great meals.

Safe, friendly environment, our neighbours D & J were great and it was nice to see the flashlight of the security guard patrolling continously all night. Thanks Anton!!

Brought some school supplies as well anything we did not use cereal, rice, pasta, shampoo, bug spay....etc, to the orphanage just outside the gates of Costambar on the left. Also a good place to drop off your left over pesos.

We met some great people in the area and felt very secure walking back and forth to the store even when the power was out. Kathie and Mike, you have a great place and thanks for all your advise prior to the trip and everything you did to make your stay so enjoyable.

Rose & Jo

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Our stay in Costambar

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and in a perfect location. All the arrangements went as planned we had a wonderful vacation. The Dominican people are very friendly and helpful. We will definately return.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
West Ny, NJ

The Perfect Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this home. It is kept in pristine condition and is the newest home on the street. It is in a quiet gated area, where there was not even a thought of safety. The beach was so close, we had no trouble heading there after lunch in the gorgeous patio. Everything that we ever needed was available and we would definitely stay here again. Shops and a pharmacy is within a pleasant 10 minute walk. Relaxation was definitely the word of the vacation.



  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
20.6 Miles
Puerto Plata (POP) 20m;Santiago (STI) 60m
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
9 hole course in villlage
Car: not necessary

Friendly international gated community of Costambar 5 miles West of Puerto Plata City; 2 miles East of Cofresi (Oceanworld & Casino). 30 min from Puerto Plata (POP) AIRPORT. 1 1/2 hour from Santiago (STI) AIRPORT. We do NOT recommend you fly into Santo Dominigo airport as it is 4 hours away. Lots of great eateries within walking distance. 9 hole golf course with new Clubhouse, gym, beauty parlor, etc. Jenny's Grocery Market. Internet Cafes. Many locally owned shops. Taxi Stand. Bus Tour Group. Quiet beach 5 min walk. Reefs for snorkeling. Oceanfront patio & second floor outdoor deck. Newly Renovated 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms (3 are ensuite). Fully furnished and equipped kitchen. TV, cable, DVD, closet safe, coffeemaker, microwave, blender, books, games, videos, etc. BATH linens provided -- please bring your own BEACH towels and prepare to RELAX! BONUS: our Property Manager is a MASSEUSE! No outside visitors allowed due to very bad past experiences !

Golf: 9 hole locally run course on site in community. Other courses nearby in Santiago, Playa Dorado. Playa Grande is a Robert Trent Jones designed 18 hole course 2 hours east in Rio San Juan golfers call it the Pebble Beach of the Caribbean. 10 holes of the golf course being along the cliffs, overlooking the Atlantic ocean. We saw whales when we golfed there !! Awesome scenery !!



Rates & Availability

From $1,200 Per week

Puerto Plata House Rental Rates

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Jan 1 2015 - Jun 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
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7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes HOLIDAY weeks rate = $1,500.
damage/cleaning deposit may be required.
NO outside visitors allowed due to bad past experiences !
BONUS: our Property Manager is a MASSEUSE!
deposit of 1/2 due in order to reserve your dates. balance due two weeks before arrival. damage/cleaning deposit MAY be required. Additional charge per person in parties of over 4 adults. NO outside visitors allowed!!
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Puerto Plata House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , PRIVATE ATTACHED TO MASTER BEDROOM
    Downstairs Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom 3 attached to bedroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs MASTER Bathroom attached to Master bedroom - toilet , shower , NEWLY built open, walk in shower
  • All bathrooms have nice, full force hot showers. Three of the bedrooms have private attached bathrooms. Upstairs Master bathroom has beautiful walk in open shower! All newly remodeled. BATH towels are provided but please bring your own BEACH towels. YOU TUBE VIDEO :
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Bedroom 4 with full bath - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 with full adjacent bath - 2 twin/ single , Can combine for King
    Downstairs Master Bedroom 3 with full bath - 1 queen , OCEANFRONT!
    Upstairs MASTER Bedroom with full bath - 1 king , OCEANFRONT! GORGEOUS VIEWS! with sitting room, HUGE closet
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , couch
  • Both Masters bedrooms are on the OCEANSIDE. Fall asleep to the soothing sound of ocean waves. Huge closets in ALL bedrooms with a safe installed in Master downstairs. Both Masters have adjoined full private bathrooms. Guest bedrooms; upstairs with queen and adjoining full bathroom, closet and downstairs with 2 twin beds,closet. Full guest bathroom. Two living room areas - one with a foldout couch to sleep two more. Fully furnished/equipped newly remodeled kitchen on oceanside (doing breakfast dishes isn't so bad when you can look at the ocean at the same time!). PRIVATE, spacious OCEANFRONT PATIO with barbeque area. UPSTAIRS OUTSIDE DECK WITH BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEWS ! Friendly residents. Nice easy walk to sandy beach within minutes. Many great eateries at surprisingly reasonable prices !! Enjoy cerveza on the beach with new friends!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
GREAT BEACH FOR KIDS since it is QUIET and has shallow areas and for those who want quiet, restful and relaxing vacations! House has wheelchair accessible entrance.....don't know for sure about bathrooms, but downstairs toilet is raised for the elderly and showers have handicap rails. I have furnished the house with some games, books, photo album of our reconstruction, and area info. WIFI Do as much or as little as you want !! FACEBOOK page: YOU TUBE VIDEO Additional deposit for use of air conditioner (due to high cost of electricity). PLEASE NO outside visitors! TAXI Jose Cambero 829 884 6155 Spanish or Elena 829 336 8501 for English or email BONUS: our Property Manager is a masseuse!!

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