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Fabulous Cabarete Vacation/Holiday House/Home Rental/ Pool, on Cabarete Bay!

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 - 10 nights


Cabarete House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Casa Bonita is a beautiful 3 bedroom villa for rent situated right on Cabarete Bay! It is a short term or medium term rental-Available weekly or monthly. It has its own private pool and 6-person outdoor jetted jacuzzi. Casa Bonita is in a gated beach community with 24 hour security. The house is perfectly situated in the center of the development, 60 seconds from the beach. It isn't on the perimeter so it is away from any street noise and has a lot of privacy. There aren't many houses steps away from the real Cabarete Beach on the north shore of the Dominican Republic but Casa Bonita is one of them!

We have a private Roof-Top Deck with an Ocean and Mountain View! It is the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday or an active one. Our beach and trade winds make the perfect launch spot for kite surfing or windsurfing. You can sunbath on the beach or sit up above under the palm trees overlooking the ocean on our neighborhood's private green space. We are in between Kite beach and the town of Cabarete! We are also a short ten minute drive from the surf spot of Encuentro beach. Cabarete is only 20 minutes away from the Puerto Plata International Airport. Our home is in a lovely beachfront community, which has 16 Caribbean style homes in an extremely picturesque setting. It is a gated community with 24-hour security and a tennis court next door! You can hear the ocean waves from the house, which is only steps from the beautiful, golden-sand beach of Cabarete Bay with palm trees for shade if you wish, if not there is plenty of sun!

The village of Cabarete is spread out across the center of a gorgeous, semi-circular beach. We are a ten-minute walk from the heart of the international town of Cabarete with its quaint restaurants, casual and fine dining, and its infamous nightlife. The distance to Cabarete is close enough for convenience but just the right distance away for enjoying the tranquility that Bahia de Arena offers. You may have heard a lot about the Dominican Republic lately in the New York Times, CNN and many other nationally syndicated publications, it is being touted as the next undiscovered hotspot. Well I can tell you that it is being discovered but it is still very affordable and not crowded.

Nestled amid Cuba, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, the island of Hispaniola (Little Spain) is divided between Haiti, on the westernmost third of the island, and the Dominican Republic, which has a lush landmass about the size of Vermont and New Hampshire combined. In the Dominican interior, the fertile Valley of Cibao (rich sugarcane country) ends its upward sweep at Pico Duarte, the highest mountain peak in the West Indies, which soars to 3,125m (10,417 ft.).

Much of what Columbus first sighted still remains in a natural, unspoiled condition. One-third of the Dominican Republic's 1,401km (870-mile) coastline is devoted to beaches. Columbus sighted its coral-edged Caribbean coastline on his first voyage to the New World and pronounced: 'There is no more beautiful island in the world.' The first permanent European settlement in the New World was on November 7, 1493, and its ruins still remain near Montecristi in the northeast part of the island.

The Dominican people are some of the friendliest and happiest people in the world, unlike some destinations, they welcome tourists and go out of their way to ensure a great vacation. Cabarete is also world famous for being one of the top windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, SUPing and now sailing destinations. Any activity that you want to do in Dominican Republic is possible either right in Cabarete, or a short distance away. Besides the watersports, there is horseback riding right on the beach, canyoning, kayaking, waterfalls and yoga!

Casa Bonita is a 3-bedroom, single-dwelling 2200 square ft home and as compared to any other house in Cabarete bay it is considered a luxury house rental; it is beautifully decorated with premium furniture, indoor and outdoor eating areas, large open living room/kitchen concept with 21 foot vaulted ceiling, a panoramic view of a private tropical garden with private swimming pool and in-ground 6-person Jacuzzi Tub (non-heated, suitable for cooling down while you relax and/or fun tub for kids)! Quality mattresses on all beds, screens on all windows, private outdoor shower for rinsing after the beach, very large roof top Ocean and Mountain view Deck. It is a Gated community with 24 hour security. Maximum occupancy 7 people. Master bedroom, King-size bed/ Air-conditioned. Second bedroom, Full-size bed/ Air-conditioned. Third bedroom one-twin, one-full bed/ Air-conditioned. Ceiling fans, stainless steel appliances; dishwasher, microwave, gas oven/stove, full-size refrigerator, blender, toaster, coffee maker, all necessary kitchen supplies, ipod speaker dock, Cable TV, DVD, Wireless internet, a safe, 2 bathrooms, the master-bedroom bathroom has a large 2-person jetted tub and the other has a bathtub and shower. All linens, including beach towels, 6 day a week maid service. Meals prepared, if desired, nominal fee, Driver available, if desired, negotiated fee depending on time and distance.

Travel expert Lonely Planet describes the Dominican Republic as a great place to party, relax or explore, saying: 'The white-sand beaches, impressive mountain ranges veined with spectacular rivers and waterfalls, and saltwater lakes teeming with exotic wildlife are just part of the appeal.'

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016

Why Joe chose Dominican Republic North Coast

There is nothing like having your own private house and pool for your tropical island vacation. There are few private houses on Cabarete Bay and Casa Bonita is one of the nicest! It is a wonderful home with a great vibe -- it is very special! It is open and spacious and beautifully bright. The birds, flowers and trees are plentiful. Perhaps you will be here when the banana trees are ripe and you can get the organic bananas right off the tree! You will feel an incredible sense of peace and freedom here.

What makes this house unique

Maria our housekeeper is wonderful and comes to clean 2-3 hours per day, 6-days a week. We can also arrange for her to prepare your food for a small charge if you wish. Best residential villa development on Cabarete Bay. Best kite surfing location. Gorgeous beach and very tropical. This house is located in the center, closer to the ocean, of the development, not on the perimeter, sides or road.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Fabulous Cabarete Vacation/Holiday House/Home Rental/ Pool, on Cabarete Bay!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Cabarete March 2014

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Cabarete the first being in December 2013 where we rented a very nice villa a little further down the beach. As it turns out the very nice villa down the beach is not in the same league as Casa Bonita and I would argue not even the same sport.

This villa is fantastic every little detail has been thought of (at least everything we could think of) The owner is very responsive to any enquiry and Marie the maid is great.

Thanks for a great week out of the snow Joe, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I am so glad you loved your stay in Casa Bonita. I hope you will be back soon. Regards, Joe
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Camp Lake, Wisconsin

Not your Fathers all inclusive!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Bonita is, of course, not an all inclusive resort, but rather a very nice 3 bedroom home with the best features of an all inclusive (pool, hot tub, 6 day per week maid service) without all of the structure.

Eat when and where you want, sit on a beach that is never busy and somtimes yours alone, walk an easy fifteen minutes on the beach to shopping, ride horses on the beach, sail board,fish with Freddy, learn to kite board etc.etc.

The owner lives near by...while we had very little reason to call him, he and his wife were most respinsive but never obtrusive. The maid has been with the house for a number of years and is absolutely perfect, "muy simpatico"

The house is in a sub division known as Bahia Arena....very secure and all other houses are as nice as this one.

My wife and I spent January and February of "13 in this house...hope you enjoy your visit as much as we did.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

A Week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Review Submitted: 01 March 2012 Date of Stay: February 2012 (This review has been re-posted by the owner of Casa Bonita from client, Mary G who rented Casa Bonita and wrote this review from a different rental site --

Our son has just sent photos and videos of our week in Cabarete---they could be right out of a tourist brochure. The skies were blue, the weather was perfect, the beach was unbelievable, the kites were a colorful distraction each afternoon---all in all, it couldn't have been better. Casa Bonita was airy and spacious, attractively decorated, and well maintained by Maria and the owner, Marc, who was instantly responsive to our vacationer questions. We were asking a lot; we were a group ranging from 6 months old to 76 years. The families with small children stayed next door at the Nanny Estates---we all went back and forth, stopping frequently at the good coffee shop near the gate. Casa Bonita was Command Central, with some delicious dinners, and many quiet moments spent reading by the pool. It was a tropical treat in the middle of February!

Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I am so glad you and your family had such a wonderful time! I hope you will come back and stay at Casa Bonita again soon. :)

Rating5 out of 5

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jackson, WY

Casa Bonita

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Bonita was great. We found the property to be well maintained. Maria came every day but Sunday to clean up which was a huge bonus as the sand from the beach would inevitably track in no matter how careful we were. Marc was very helpful and all suggestions/recommendations were great. Instructions to the house addressed all needs and Marc was very quick at responding to questions. Walk to the beach was 2 minutes, walk to restaurants along the beach was 10-15 (even with kids). House perfectly accomodated us and we had 5 adults and 3 kids for part of our stay. Everything we needed was there and is reflected in the description. We would definitely recommend the house to friends/family and would stay there again on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house in great location

  • 4 of 5

My family stayed at this home for aweek in mid March, our College spring break time. We had agreat time; the house has a full kitchen, 2 baths, and a pool.There is a communal tennis court; although we never had enough time to play. We had trouble deciding as a group where to eat; there were too many choices. A favorite was the Cabarete Cafe, which was at the entrance to this development. Tricia the owner, can also set you up with fishing trips, an estuary river cruise, a Cocoa trip in the mountains, or a full day of coffee bean harvesting. House is within three houses of the ocean.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, we really appreciate it and hope you come back again!
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Villa Bonita

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful villa on a nice stretch of beach in cabarete.. The villa is very short walk to the beach (~ 1 minute), and far enough from the road so not noisy. The location between town and punta goleta is far enough from town to be quiet but close enough for easy an walk in, even with young ones. Perfect location for kiteboarding as you can rig right in front, but with a short walk on beach it is easy to be far away from the kiting action if desired. The owners maintain the house really well and were very helpful in our stay. Would definitely stay there again if available.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice to have met you and your beautiful family. I wish you all the best and hope you will one day return. Marc
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Puerto Plata
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Cabarete Beach
Car: not necessary

Bahia de Arena is a gated community with private beach access for residents and renters only. There is a beautiful grassy area with palm trees and chairs overlooking Cabarete Bay with steps down to the beach. Truly one of the most beautiful spots on Cabarete Bay! Also, if you are a kitesurfer or windsurfer you can be assured this is the best, least crowded launch spot on Cabarete Bay, with the perfect tack to the best waves on the reef!


Rates & Availability

Cabarete House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 4 2017
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Check In -- 4:00 pm/Check Out -- 11:00 am. A generous electricity allowance of 40 kilowatts per day (don't worry, no renters have ever gone over this amount, we only put it in to protect against abuse of the electricity which is very expensive in the D.R.). Refund Policy: If you would like to cancel, we will do our best to re-rent the house for the same time period. If we are successful we will refund you your money after we have received the money for the new rental from VRBO or other sites we use (which usually takes 5-7 business days after the renter has checked in).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Cabarete House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) High quality pillow-top, Double Beds (2) High quality pillow-top, single-bed, high quality, Child Beds (1) Queen-size blow up mattress if needed., Baby Cribs (1) A 'pack and play' portable crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) If needed (arrange ahead of time please)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The best location, the best house at the best price on Cabarete Bay!

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