Let me first say WOW! We had a group of 15 (6 adults and 9 children) stay for a week at this great house. The house and staff far exceeded our expectations. The house was very spacious and everyone felt like we had ample space. I can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed the house and we are looking forward to returning again.
Antonio, Kathy and Juana were outstanding. Antonio took care of any request we had both adults and children. The kids loved him making the virgin Pina Coladas to sip at the pool and he did a great job with drinks for adults as well. We ate the majority of our meals at the house and Kathy never disappointed. Each day started with a great breakfast. The kids were always up early waiting for the great selection of items. We loved her traditional Dominican dishes at dinner and we even had a few requests.
Juana did an outstanding job managing the daily cleaning for 15 people.
We also hired a nanny for the children which was a great option to have. Joanna did an outstanding job. She was always available for the kids and the two smallest kids missed her so much after they returned home.
By the end of the trip we felt the staff were part of our families and it was hard to say good bye.
Tatiana, thank you so much for renting us your property.
This was our 1st trip to the Dominican Republic, and I must say as time closed in, I was quite nervous about reports you read online. As a veteran Caribbean traveler, we weren't interested in a chef or rental car. Do your homework, and take Patrick's advice for tranportation and eating. We ate out 1 evening, & the cab bill was $175.00 USD. This is because everything in the Dominican is spread out & the cab waits for you (there were 9 of us). It is also difficult to get reservations at restaurants if you aren't staying on their resort. I had declined the chef/house keeper, but she stays anyway, so we gave it a try. Groceries weren't outrageously priced for an island. Nellie, the chef, quickly becomes a part of your family, and can cook anything you like, (including special orders for picky ninos!), at cooks at specific time set by you. Always coffee ready upon waking. I specifically recommend her steak fajitas! She will want to do your laundry, and cater to your every need, but she is not offended if you prefer to do your own. Nicholas also makes your stay superb. He is the grounds keeper that goes above and beyond to help keep golf carts charged & finds fun things for the kids to do. The pool is simply amazing, and he keeps is so clean! Rooms were clean and comfortable. The showers are a little slow to get hot water, & one a little hard to keep water inside the shower, but these were no biggie. Our room TV modem was down, but otherwise, Nicholas got the kids set up with their xbox & we were able to see US news when we were lounging around. I can't say anything bad about the property. The landscaping is breathtaking, and so well kept. Our stay was extra special due to Nellie & Nicholas and we won't forget them! Restaurant at clubhouse closest to us on La Cana resort was excellent. My kids added that they have the best pina coladas! Thanks Patrick, Nicholas, and Nellie for giving us a relaxing stay! Also for anyone looking for souvenirs, ask Patrick early on for recommendations. They aren't easy to find withoutsome guidance!