You will be transformed with serenity in this “Balinese feeling atmosphere” as you enter through the large wooden door and immediately are greeted with an almost 180 degree ocean view and gentle swaying palm trees.
The Great Room opens onto a large wrap around patio where cozy lounges and sitting areas await.
The air-conditioned Media Room is located off the Great Room and boasts a large plasma TV with cable and DVD player. The Great Room is furnished with comfy segmented sofas which offer 2 separate lounge areas and a large mahagony dining table. A powder room is right adjacent.
The beautiful tropical grounds include a Grand Gated Entrance, a 25 m/82 feet large pool, private beach cove access with sea stairs and a large lawn area including practice green. The use of a golf cart is available on request (optional).
The villa features 6 tastefully and luxurious appointed suites which can accommodate maximum 10 guests. Suites either have 1 King Bed or 2 Double (full) beds. Large, spacious walk-in closets custom built from solid cedar are a feature in all bedrooms. All adjoining bathrooms are equipped with double marble vanities, WC and bidets. The 2 Master Suites feature a jacuzzi, separate shower, toilet and bidet are enclosed. Rooms have flat screen TV’s, Air Conditioning, quiet ceiling fans, large window/doors (screened) that open up for beautiful views of the ocean and tropic gardens.
The gourmet French Country Style kitchen is equipped with a Wolf 6 burner gas range, a Subzero fridge, a Bosch dishwasher, a wine refrigerator and a large table for cozy family gatherings.
WIFI (WLAN) is available.
HOW TO GET TO LA ROMANA & CASA DE CAMPO:
from the US: Miami (daily with American Airlines), New York City (2x week withJet Blue)
from CANADA: Toronto (Westjet)
from EUROPE: GERMANY Frankfurt (Condor), TuiFly, ITALY: Rome and Milano (AirItaly, BluExpress)
or fly into Punta Cana (1 hour away) or Santo Domingo (1 hour away)
or by private jet or helicopter from Santo Domingo
GOLF AT CASA DE CAMPO
TEETH OF THE DOG
This course designed by architect Pete Dye, has consistently been ranked in the top 50 golfing courses since it opened in 1971. Construction began on the Teeth of the Dog in 1969 and it first opened for play in August 1971. This amazing course is a par 72-challenge that stretches 7,471 yards in length. In addition to being an amazing Pete Dye design with trademark challenges throughout, it boasts 7 fabulous holes on the Caribbean Sea that captivate: four on the front nine and three on the back nine. Not only do players have the challenge of a Pete Dye design, but Mother Nature also joins with constantly changing trade winds, Caribbean Sea sprays and breath taking beauty to draw focus off a game. This is one course that creates an indelibly fond, lifelong memory that golfers – if given the opportunity - don’t want to miss.
The numbers are staggering: 27 holes, 7,740 yards in length; 7 cliff-side holes dropping 300 feet to the Chavon River below; 40 mph gusting winds - and breathtaking 360 degree views. This past September 2011, Pete Dye added another 9-holes to the Dye Fore golf course making this a 27-hole experience.
The Links is the inland course and opened in 1976, after the Teeth of the Dog. Over the years, it received its annual maintenance – but last year, Pete Dye decided it was time to totally transform and remake this course. It has been closed since May 2011 and will reopen in March 2012. The course will stretch out to 6,900 yards which is not long in this modern golf era, but will require accurate drives and pinpoint accuracy with irons. Five holes are played around man-made lakes. It will be a great course to play – and still very different from the other courses in Casa de Campo.
For those wanting to improve their game, JIM McLEAN GOLF ACADEMY resides at Casa de Campo.
Casa de Campo Country Club ( by special invitation only).
Known as a serene escape providing anonymity for the affluent, the visitor list of Casa de Campo reads like a who’s who of the social registry, attracting high profi le celebrities and personalities from all over the world.
The resort is home to a Marina & Yacht Club, an Equestrian Center, a Polo Club, a 245-acre Shooting Center, a replica 16th century Mediterranean cultural village Altos de Chavón, with museums, artist workshops, a Carmen Sol New York boutique, restaurants, a 5,000-seat Grecianstyle amphitheater that has hosted renowned artists such as Frank Sinatra, Andrea Bocelli and Sting, and the Altos de Chavón School of Design, which is affiliated with the acclaimed Parson’s School of Design in NY and Paris.