|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
To anyone who has wanted to live overseas, learn a new language and culture, this is the place for you!! I am offering my newly built and now furnished Dominican republic house to those who want to get out of the typical 'touristy' vacation. I can also offer you massage and facial services to come direct to the house.
It is in a international rustic gated community, so it is secure!
This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom (2 master bedrooms) house sleeps 4-5 people as there is 1 sofabed. It is an open concept house (kitchen, living and dining room are together) - with cathedral high ceilings, so everyone is always together and the house is kept cool. Both the living room and 1-master bedroom lead to the outside porch. Each bedroom has a closet (main master bedroom has a walk-in closet).
There are also ceiling fans and every room as well as screens on all windows and doors. The master bedroom has now an AIR CONDITIONER installed! All guests will have bath towels, bedding and beach towels as well as plates, pots and pans, etc... to live like you are in your OWN HOME!!
Enjoy being outside in the big backyard complete with a BBQ grill and table and chairs. New addition, there is a white tarp and hammock for the outdoor back patio.
After dinner enjoy the game room in the garage including a full size ping pong table, table top Foosball, dart board and board games! We have had many late nights having ping pong competitions!!
Perhaps take the 3 bikes available in the house and go for a bike ride around the town to visit the marinas or local beaches. Lots of options, even relaxing at the pool and tiki bar at night after a nice game of basketball.
The house also has hot water and we have done our best to ensure that water and electricity will be available most of the time. There is also a washer and dryer included with the house located in the laundry room.
We have done our best to ensure you will have a pleasant stay!!
Luperon is also a town on the coast, which of course has local beaches (Playa Grande, Playita, El Castillo, El cambiaso y Punta Rusia) some as close as 5 minutes away. They are not lined with tons of tourists. Take out the 3 bikes and explore these local beaches and a river!
Luperón is known to be a safe Hurricane hole surrounded by breathtaking scenery, whose residents are friendly and forthcoming
It also has lots of fresh seafood that is available at the local restaurants as well as typical dishes. The town has other 'foreigners' who fell in loved with the town and decided to stay.
I can easily arrange for transport to any location using a discounted taxi service.
I grew up in PA, USA and have lived in the Dominican Republic & Ecuador for a few years. I have built up friendships with the locals and since it's outside of the 'typical' touristy spots, I couldn't resist to build a house here.
Danielle purchased this house in 2013
I wanted to build a house in this rustic town since I like to be in a relaxed, quiet local town yet close to the beach. But hey, don't let it fool you, it's close enough to major cities and beaches when you want a change. Its an island!!
Hanging out with the locals and getting to live like you are in your OWN modern home is a plus.
The house has a lot of land around it - so no, you will not look through your window and see what your neighbors are doing!! You can relax in this house as it is comfortable and modern and from the outside porch while grilling, you may see cows walking by!
Take the 3 adult bikes and 1 kids bike (for 9yr olds) out on the town. I also can offer you facial and massage services that will come right to the house to make it a complete vacation experience.
Plus there is a great pool area with a tiki bar, BBQ grill, brick pizza oven and a small building with bathrooms and changing rooms.
There are no crowd beaches lined with tourists, cheap licor cocktails or nobody selling you overpriced items as you relax with your family and friends. However, some local beaches do sell drinks and food. Feel free to bring your own food and cocktails to the beach!!
Danielle was a gracious host. She sent a thorough welcome packet listing great places to visit and eat in the area and detailing important information, as well as answered all of our questions as they arose. When we arrived, the house was clean and beautiful (this says something knowing how many bugs can accumulate each day in the tropics) and we found everything we needed to feel at home- even bikes to get around more easily. The house is a bit off the beaten path in a magical port town called Luperón which we found to be more peaceful and relaxed than Puerto Plata - the nearest large city about 1 hour a way. Luperón is a small town where everyone knows each other and welcomes you in like family. We had a great time and felt very well cared for. Highly recommend.
We loved staying in Danielle's beautiful home! You will enjoy living in the real Dominican Republic but have an accommodation that will suit American standards. Danielle made sure to have mostly anything that you will need in her house. The place is clean and spacious. You will feel at home right away, we did! We loved it so much we are planning to return as soon as possible!
the yellow house is the perfect place where you wanna stay to rest and anjoy because you can see the nature face to face. no noice arround. friendly people in town. The beach is 5 minutes driving etc. My wife and I stayed for a week on danielle"s house and we" d love to be back soon. We recommend it 100%.
My wife and I had an excellent time staying at Danielle's beautiful home in Luperon. This is not a tourist/resort destination, so it may not be for the less adventurous, but for those interested in the real Dominican Republic, you will be richly rewarded. There are several excellent beaches within a short drive. Some of the green mountainous scenery is so beautiful it is almost painful. The people are extremely friendly and gracious. There are several day trip options also available. Danielle was also an excellent host. She has a beautiful 2-bedroom home that looks exactly like the photos. We stayed for 6 weeks and regret it wasn't longer. The pool is gorgeous for peaceful afternoons. The night sky is filled with stars. This is around a farming community, so I must say we really enjoyed seeing the cows, chickens, turkeys, donkeys, etc. Coming from Chicago, I initially wasn't sure I would be able to buy sufficient food in Luperon. But once we started exploring the little shops and restaurants, we actually never left Luperon to buy anything. If you are a good swimmer, the beaches have impressive coral reefs with lots of sea treasure (small conches, urchin shells, white shells, fish, brain corral, fan corral, etc). I only took dead shells without inhabitants. The tourist areas around Punta Cana or Boca Chica have many annoying hustlers trying to make money. You won't have any of this is Luperon. We had a hard time spending more than $6 a day on food and grocery shopping. A guy fixed my flat tire for $2.50. We mostly went to the beaches (Playa Grande, Playa Chiquita, Playa Cambiosa, and Playa Isabella/Casillo), The closest airport would be Puerto Plata - about an hour away. Weather was perfect. I highly recommend Danielle and Luperon for someone looking to get away for a quiet adventure.
My husband and I enjoyed our vacation in the DR so much that I have to tell you about it. We traveled the whole country from top to bottom on public busses and gua gua's. It was a blast and we are not young, ages 65 and 53. I would highly recommend the public transportation to everyone and we don't speak Spanish. It is safe and very efficient. Everyone is friendly and willing to help. You will have a lot of laughs at the unique experience. We still chuckle about it until today. The positives about staying at Danielle's house is that it has everything you need for your stay. The house has plenty of space. I loved the shower. The queen size bed is new and comfortable in the master bedroom. I loved that it is near to the 27 waterfalls and easy to get to. All you need to do is walk to the end of her street (5 min.) just stand there and wait for a gua gua to come along and pick you up. They drive by frequently just hold your finger out. It takes you to Imbert and from there it is 5 minutes away either by a moto (someone who will give you a ride on the back of his motorcycle) or another gua gua. We did all 27 waterfalls but you can opt to do less which is fine because the best ones are near the finish. Book to eat lunch there when you purchase your ticket. You will be very hungry after and the food is good and all u can eat. Wear old shorts and shoes for the water. The best thing we loved about Danielle's house was the pool area. There was never anyone there. We would relax by the pool every evening alone, not a person in sight and watch the sun set with a bottle of wine. It was fantastic. Every night we would ride the bikes into the town and have dinner at a restaurant. The bikes are in great condition and we asked if we could bring them into the restaurant while we ate and they agreed since there are no locks for the bikes. The town is laid back. The beach is pretty with very few people. The kind woman who lives in the 1st house outside the entrance gate sold us some of her freshly laid chicken eggs for our morning breakfast. Try the butter from the market in town. It was the creamiest I've ever had. We did not see one mosquito the whole time in the house, by the pool area or at the 27 waterfalls. The sky is filled with stars at night. Thank you for the lasting memories! We'd love to return again sometime.
We cant thank you enough for letting us stay at your place. Not only was it beautiful but we had a wonderful time at the river and the beach. The town was so nice and everyone was so warm and friendly. We were nervous at first because we thought we were lost but found the place without a problem. We actually found a Colmado that played mexican music/rancheras and danced a few songs. That was a treat.
This is not your typical Dominican vacation. Get away from the resort type of vacation and live like a local!!
Luperon is a town on the coast, which of course has local beaches not lined with tons of tourists. It also has lots of fresh seafood that is available at the local restaurants as well as typical dishes. The town has other 'foreigners' who fell in loved with the town and decided to stay.
While you are there, take out the 4 bikes and explore!!
Outside of the town, nearby attractions are 27 waterfalls, a must see when coming to visit. Also visit the mountains in Jarabocoa - go mountain biking, hiking and if you are feeling really adventurous, then go hiking up the tallest mountain in the Caribbean - Pico Duarte.
Lastly, visit Santiago - which has all the modern chain restaurants, super markets as well as movie theatres. The opposite direction there is Puerto Plata, Sosua and Caberete.
The house is in a great location, as you are in the middle of both the mountains and the coast. Get out and see the 'REAL' Dominican Republic!!
Just off the main highway, before you reach El Castillo, is the entrance to Parque Nacional La Isabela (Mon–Sat 9am–5.30pm, closed Sun; RD$150), which takes up much of the village’s shoreline and preserves the ruins of La Isabela, the second oldest European town in the New World. Discover the place where the 15th century settlement of explorer Christopher Columbus has decided to call home.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
|Notes||Reservations are considered booked when the credit card or check number have been received.|
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