LOVELY BEACH-FRONT HOME WITH POOLS, GARDENS, AC, VERANDA AND OCEAN BREEZES

Mark or Chris Ravera

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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LOVELY BEACH-FRONT HOME WITH POOLS, GARDENS, AC, VERANDA AND OCEAN BREEZES

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Playa Cofresi Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, sleeps 14

This lovely beach house, surrounded by over 1/2 acre of private tropical gardens, overlooks the gentle surf of Playa Cofresi on the North Shore of the Dominican Republic. Villa Del Caribe is the only private beach-front villa in Playa Cofresi and has wonderful large verandas on two floors which are ideal for parties or simply relaxing with a good book and some rum. You will enjoy our large private swimming pool and thatch-roof cabana in the back yard as well as our smaller sitting pool for non-swimmers or those who prefer to lounge in the water (often with a drink!). Of course, our two full-time maids will cook, clean and do laundry, so you have to worry about . . . anything!

Playa Cofresi plays host to many international visitors. This area offers a wonderful place to relax among a mix of friendly Dominican citizens as well as North American and European tourists and ex-patriots. There are also great restaurants within walking distance.

Our Private Tropical Gardens: Villa Del Caribe is surrounded by over 1/2 acre of private tropical gardens. Take a peaceful stroll around the pool and enjoy the colorful bougainvillea, orchids and other colorful flowers and ferns. In the front of the house, you can relax in the shade of coconut palm, almond and mango trees, or walk over to enjoy the sun-drenched 'Island Garden' in the front of the property.

More About Playa Cofresi: Playa Cofresi is a wonderful place for those who want a relaxing Dominican experience, but aren't interested in (or are tired of) the all-inclusive scene. Just walk along the beach, and you'll see and meet a wide range of people, all of whom are enjoying simply being at Cofresi. Tourists from the US and Europe mingle easily with Dominicans. On the beach, language is not a barrier -- a simple 'Hola!' and a smile are all that is needed.

There is also a thriving (and often quirky) community of expats who have washed up on the shores of Cofresi. Most of them have come from the US, Canada, Germany and the UK. Just pull up a seat at Chris & Mady's bar, or the bar at the Beach House restaurant and strike up a conversation. Everyone has a story that they are happy to share over a Margarita or a Rum & Coke. In no time at all, it will be easy to think that you're in the middle of a Jimmy Buffet song!

Beach Reading 'Library': We've stocked our home with a large number of books that are great for reading on the beach or by the pool. And we've also included a lot of books for the kids, too -- from bedtime stories for the little ones to books that the teens will enjoy. Take a good look around when you are there -- we've tucked them into various corners, shelves and niches. You should be able to find something interesting.

And speaking of interesting: Don't worry about being half-way through a great story when it is time to leave. If the book is too good to put down, please feel free to take it with you and read on way home. And if you've brought a book with you that you've finished, you can leave it at the house for another guest to enjoy.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Mark or Chris Ravera (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks english

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

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based on 18 traveler reviews

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Lovely Beach-Front Home with Pools, Gardens, AC, Veranda and Ocean Breezes
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Playa Cofresi Dominican Republic North Coast
Allen, tx USA
5

Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5
I arrived here for the first time in the Dominican Republic, but I have travelled all over the carribean. This is my second time to rent a villa, but first in the DR. This villa was amazing. The house was every bit as nice as advertised, and the staff was top notch. May not seem important if you haven't done this before, but the screens on all the windows and doors were very important to keep the Mosquitos out and the fun in. Francesca was awesome at cooking our meals and making a perfect smoothie at all times of the day for my wife and daughter. Moreno took care of the pool and maintenance and even helped me get to a baseball game, he was awesome as well. Juan was our night watchman who never misses a beat. This owner was not only responsive, but even sent us detailed directions from the airport to the house, as well as info on all excursions, etc. I will definitely return for another amazing vacation.
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Playa Cofresi Dominican Republic North Coast
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5

Another Birthday in Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5
We Came Back!! Villa del Caribe has been declared as my birthday spot!! Thanks go out to the entire staff for an exceptional job in making my return birthday trip sooooo special!! THANKS!! I did not think the trip could exceed my first visit last year, but it did. I had surprise visits from family members and that just added to the celebration and the staff made everyone so comfortable on short notice, THANKS Mark & Chris for sharing your awesome villa and staff! We are making plans to return for my 2013 birthday bash!! Pat, Friends & Family
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Lovely Beach-Front Home with Pools, Gardens, AC, Veranda and Ocean Breezes
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Playa Cofresi Dominican Republic North Coast
Delta, PA, USA
5

TEN Days in Paradise !!

  • 5 of 5
Once I booked our vacation in February, I was anxiously awaiting the day we would arrive. Greeted by the house manager and staff, I immediately knew from their warm greeting that THIS was going to be incredible. Traveling with me was my husband, our 18 yr old daughter & her boyfriend, our 15 yr old daughter and her best friend, and our 11 yr old son & his friend...The kids divvied up the upper floor of the house and my husband & I had the first floor to ourselves... honestly, I NEVER walked up the steps again after our first 5 minutes there. Our family travels quite a bit and stay at luxury resorts world wide, but the charm of NOT being in a busy touristy area was what appealled to me most. This vacation was taken to relax and unwind and that is exactly what we did. We woke to beautiful breakfasts and the pool had already been attended to... the smells that were created by our cooks were worth millions... absolutely incredible food, for every meal. We relaxed in our pool, strolled on the beach and took several excusions during the week. The jeep tour was great seeing the countryside, but the long walk on very rocky ground to see 27 waterfalls was a bit much.. horseback riding on the beach for the kids *LOVED IT*, dune buggies on the beach *LOVED IT*, chartered a private boat for fishing, ehh.. thumbs down... they trolled, which means the staff baited and set your hook and you just rode on the boat.. didnt get to touch the rod unless a fish was on it.. which for our 500 spent, they got one fish [the upside was our housekeeper cleaned and cooked it, it was incredible], a day at Paradise Island *BEAUTIFUL & LOVED IT*... I think the BEST part was it was completely our schedule for whatever tickled our fancy the entire TEN days we spent there. The home was gorgeous, the views priceless. This was probably one of the best trips of my life. I will be returning very soon to the Dominican. I found the people to be warm and very humble. Every evening we made a dinner plate for our watchman, which he truly appreciated. any leftovers from our meals we gave to the staff the next day. They were so genuinely appreciative for our generosity. This is a vacation that I hope will stay forever with my children. It was remarkable.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Playa Cofresi Dominican Republic North Coast
Suffolk, Virginia
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5
The most wonderful vacation that we have ever taken! From the minute we stepped off the plane in the Dominican Republic (two hrs late) we were welcomed by our wonderful driver waiting to bring us to our villa. We enjoyed the ride to the villa as he explained local points of interest along the way. He even stopped at a local market and bought us all a local cerveza. As we arrived at our villa we were welcomed by a wonderful staff. Gambino gave us our tour of this wonderful villa and we found it to be even more beautiful then the pictures on the website. Francesca amazed us with wonderful meals everyday which included local Dominican fare which we requested. She took care of every need we could ever have and really made our stay delightful. Moreno took wonderful care of the pool and grounds with it's beautiful tropical gardens and was even our grill cook our last night there. He was ready to help us with anything including cutting down some coconuts from the tree's on the property which Francesca made into some delicious pina coladas. Juan watched the property at night and even walked us to the local restaurants. Gus was extremely helpful in giving us all the information we needed to plan our daily activities, including a wonderful snorkeling trip on board a 72' Catamaran called the Party Cat. We also were able to take the sky cab up to Puerto Plata's highest mountain, and visit the local Amber factory, and the cigar factory as well as a city tour and shopping at some local shop. We enjoyed dinner right on the water and more fun at the local Casino which was a few blocks walk from our villa. My favorite time was waking up every morning and walking out on the veranda to look at the beautiful ocean directly in front of the villa. The only negative was the fact that we could not stay one more week. We will forever remember the wonderful staff of Villa Del Caribe and the wonderful welcoming people of the Dominican Republic for making this the most memorable vacation we have ever had. Thank you Mark and Chris. John and Lynn Pendergast
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Playa Cofresi Dominican Republic North Coast
5

INDULGE YOURSELF

  • 5 of 5
You know the game, pictures always look so good. Well this home exceeds your expectations and is much better than any pictures can capture. Never before have my husband Bill and I been so relaxed and pampered! No sleepless nights here, the beds are perfect, the ensuite bathrooms are perfect, the air conditioning in the bedrooms are quite, cold and need I say, PERFECT! Francisca cooked whatever we had a whim for and kept the house clean, comfortable and cheerfull. Moreno kept the fabulous pool clean and ready to go. He even cut us coconuts and mangos (the sweetest you'll ever eat) from the trees on the property. As an avid gardner myself, I can fully appreciate the time, effort and expense spent making the grounds of this lovely Villa TRUELY beautiful. Moreno was always busy (with a smile on his face) tending the plants and grounds and pool. If you want perfection, relaxation and pampering, come to Villa De Caribe. The second week we spent at the "Villa" we never went any further than the pool! No reason to, perfection was here! Thank you Chris and Mark for all you kindness and assistance in making our long awaited vacation a dream come true. We recieved value way above the cost of this home for two weeks. It wasnt long enough! Hopefully we will be able to return to Villa De Caribe next year. We are already making plans for a family get together and this would be the perfect place.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Playa Cofresi Dominican Republic North Coast
New York
5

We didn't want to leave!

We didn't want to leave!
  • 5 of 5
We literally just arrived home today (June 25th) and we couldnt wait to sit down to write our review of Villa Del Caribe. We would like to thank Mark and Chris for the attention to detail and quick responses to all of our questions and requests. if it werent for their attentiveness and genuine concern that all our needs were met, our trip would not have been the success it was!! THANK YOU!
The home is absolutely amazing! the layout and spaciousness was planned with perfection in mind! there are so many places to just disappear if you want a moment to yourself! AND yet, the terraces and overall layout is perfect for entertaining large groups which we did!
everything in and around the home is in working order. the bedrooms are spacious, the home is spotless. Mark and Chris provide everything you will need. we felt as if we were staying in a luxurious hotel but with the comfort of home!
Now onto the AMAZING STAFF!! Mark and Chris, you are so very lucky to have such wonderful and caring people working at the Villa...we did not lift a finger the entire trip...I tried to sneak into the kitchen to help with the cleaning and cooking and Francesca and Maria summoned me back to the pool while they prepared our pina coladas! LOL...Absolutely AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING....we really didnt want to leave and our trip was WAY too short. We WILL BE BACK! thank you again!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Puerto Plata (POP)
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Playa Cofresi
Car: not necessary

Cofresi Beach, named after a famous pirate, is about 4.5 km west of Puerto Plata. The coral sand at the beach is cool on the feet and soft to the touch. On one end of the mile long beach are rocks and coral that invite snorkelers. There are usually breakers for body surfing in some areas but the rest is just right for wading. There are no rip tides, no dangerous under tows and no jelly fish at Cofresi. Quaint Dominican souvenir kiosks and nice restaurants are set along the beach area but you will not be hassled by hawkers on the beach itself. After the sun goes down, the nightlife picks up, with musical shows, discos and a casino all just a short walk away.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Playa Cofresi Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2014 Spring, summer, fall
Apr 16 2014 - Dec 15 2014
4 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
2015 Winter
Dec 16 2014 - Apr 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
$290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
2015 Spring, summer, fall
Apr 16 2015 - Dec 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 Winter
Dec 16 2015 - Apr 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
$290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes PLEASE NOTE- For an accurate rate quote, please input the total # of guests as "Adults" (even the kids). This is due to a limitation of the rate quote system on this website.
To this amount, please add staff tip of $5 per person per night.

Rate includes: household staff and one R/T airport transfer per group.
3 payments
1st payment: 30% deposit to reserve Villa del Caribe
2nd and 3rd payment: 50% of remaining amount
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Amenities

Amenities

Playa Cofresi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet , Main Level
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , En Suite, Handicapped Friendly, Main Level
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , En Suite, Upper Level
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , Upper Level
    Kid's Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , En Suite, Upper Level
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , A/C, Handicap Accessible, Main Level
    Bedroom - 1 queen , A/C, Upper Level
    Bedroom - 1 queen , A/C, Upper Level
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , A/C, Upper Level
    Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , A/C, Kid's Room, Bunk Beds, Upper Level
  • Ceiling fans and air conditioning in each bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We ask our guests who smoke to please do so outside on the verandas or around the pool and not in the house.
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