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Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Costambar Villa Rental Photos and Description

BEAUTIFUL VIEW! 4 Bed/4 Full Bath HUGE NEW MASTER SUITE Fully Equipt Kitchen

ALL NEW UPSTAIRS!!, NEW HUGE Master bedroom with en suite. NOW FOUR bedrooms and FOUR full bathrooms!!!

One of the ONLY OCEANFRONT >>PRIVATE HOME<< Rentals in gated village of Costambar (3 mi west of Puerto Plata). Newly renovated, newly furnished OCEANFRONT QUIET PRIVATE HOME. Sandy Beach 5 minute walk. Feel the ocean breezes & hear the waves just 50 yds away while you drift off to sleep; enjoy the QUIET PRIVACY of a single family HOME ON THE OCEAN (NOT a loud resort, NO timehare hardsells to bother you!). 9 hole golf course. UNCROWDED sandy beach with friendly beach bars/restaurants. Many wonderful eateries within walking distance. Community of local Dominicans along with expats from US, Canada, Italy, Germany -- which is why all the food is so good! Two small grocery stores. Internet cafes. Taxi stand. Independent Bus tour group for safari/chocolate/coffee tours, Casino and Oceanworld 5-10 min drive to next village, snorkeling, horse riding, catamaran cruise,etc- but you have all the necessities right inside our village. WALK TO EVERYTHING !

ENJOY OUR PEACEFUL PARADISE and home away from home!

This is not just a house; this is our HOME and our PRIDE AND JOY !! We absolutely LOVE IT HERE!!

What to do: Main sightseeing attractions in nearby city of Puerto Plata include historic fort San Felipe, the Brugal Rum Distillery, where you can take a guided tour of how they make their rum, the Amber Museum, and the Malecon where you can find typical Dominican restaurants and enjoy views of the port and Atlantic Ocean. Take a cable car to the top of Mount Isabel de Torres (you can see Mount Isabel from our community) to see botanical gardens and statues and have a SPECTACULAR views of Puerto Plata and surrounding areas. The famous 27 WATERFALLS (Damajagua) - get the video - it is SO worth it! Freestyle Catamaran will pick you up at the gate of Costambar. GREAT DAY trip!! COFRESI next village to the west there is a brand new casino, OCEAN WORLD and Marina. Independent bus tour group in village. See rural cigar or chocolate makers or go into mountain/waterfalls.

Easy To Do As Much Or As Little As You Want on vacation!!

This is a VERY QUIET village and best suited for those looking for quiet and relaxation. This is NOT A loud RESORT area so you do NOT have to sit through timeshare hardsell and there's NO loud, annoying music blaring !!!

POP Report available online

No outside visitors allowed due to very bad past experiences.

BONUS: Our Property Manager is a MASSEUSE!!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Kathie or Mike Holt
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, dutch, Property Mgr speaks Spanish/Dutch 829-549-9516
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2016
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About Kathie or Mike Holt

We are just two 'working stiffs' that saved our money over many years to invest in our DREAM! We know you will treat our home like it was your own and we appreciate it!

Kathie or Mike Holt purchased this villa in 2006

Why Kathie or Mike Holt chose Dominican Republic North Coast

Friends of ours own the house next door in Costambar and invited us down in 2006. They have been spending their winters in Costambar for over 20 years. They knew the house next door was for sale so we took a look at it. Frankly it was an unfinished, complete mess! But we could see that the 'bones' and structure of the house were great. We were able to negotiate a terrific price and KNEW we would regret it if we passed up this amazing OCEANFRONTopportunity. So we did it!! We fell in love with Costambar and feel SO 'at home' there right from the start ! Other than being with our children and beautiful grandchildren, it is our absolute FAVORITE place to be in the world ! We just have to pinch ourselves that it's really our home.....such a dream come true for working stiffs from a small town! The food is great, the people are friendly, it is so quiet and relaxing there, we just love it so much and look forward to when we can retire and spend our entire winters there.

Please No outside visitors allowed due to very bad past experiences.

What makes this villa unique

After owning this house for 8 years, we put an additional second story on with two additional bedrooms and bathrooms (for a total of four each). This includes a HUGE Master Suite with sitting area and en suite bathroom all with spectacular views of the ocean! I LOVE watching the huge rock in the ocean right from our deck or Master Suite sitting room! I love watching the waves splash against it; how it changes colors; etc !

BONUS: our Property Manager is a MASSEUSE!


based on 12 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I've been coming to the Dominican for about 11 years now and have rented numerous places. This property is by far the best place I have ever rented. It is beautifully kept and the surrounding area is peaceful and well kept as well. My son loved playing at the nearby beach. The surrounding restaurants having amazing food and are inexpensive. The property manager and the night guard were amazing and really took care of everything. The property was located so close to everything. It was just wonderful waking up to the sound of the waves crashing on the ocean. Make sure to bring some bug spray or buy some at the local supermarket because the Mosquitoes can get bad at times because of the Lagoon across the street. My son loved feeding all the ducks and geese at the lagoon! This property will be our new place to stay whenever we visit family here in Puerto Plata. Thank you so much Kathie and Mike for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the glowing review, Jessica! I know you told me that you have been coming to the Dominican Republic for a long time, so it is EXTRA wonderful to hear how much you liked our house and the area!! Our house is not just a house; it's HOME......with better weather and a better view!! :) Please come again!! Kathie & Mike
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¡Bienvenido al paraiso! (Welcome to paradise!)

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a Caribbean getaway that would allow me time to relax on a sandy beach with a cool, rum-laden beverage in my hand. But I wasn't interested in a resort atmosphere. I wanted something off the beaten path that would give me a true taste of island life, not a wristband for watered down drinks by the pool.

This peaceful and immaculate property was my base of operations for that first trip. (Not to mention two subsequent trips.) I was completely sold on the first morning, when I woke to the sound of waves crashing on "Kathie's" rock and saw the gorgeous color of the Atlantic a stone's throw from the back patio.

Beautiful Playa Costambar, a number of fabulous restaurants and Jenny Market (where you can purchase all sorts of supplies) are all an easy walk from the house. And Ton, the property manager, can provide recommendations if you are looking to explore further afield.

I would have loved to have stayed in the house again, but alas, the building project was underway on my next trip, but I had the opportunity to watch the transformation and tour the house since the work was complete. The second story - with its giant master bedroom and a really lovely second bedroom perfectly positioned to catch the cool mountain breeze at night - is an amazing addition. I love the butterfly details on the ironwork and the mural on the front wall. They make the house more than just a generic rental - it's truly Kathie and Mike's home away from home.

So what are you waiting for? Visit Costambar. Stay at Kathie's. Hunt for sea glass at the beach behind the house. Sleep in and enjoy coffee on the patio. Eat breakfast at the Anchor. Play golf at Los Mangoes. Enjoy the plate of the day at El Farolito or any of the specialties at Estrella Del Mar on Playa Costambar. Go to Power Hour at El Catamaran or Happy Hour at Vic's. Get a pizza at Sole Mio. Spend a Sunday afternoon dancing the bachata at El Carey.

Enjoy all this and more while staying in this beautiful seaside home. It's where I found my paradise. Maybe you will, too.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

The villa was absolutely amazing , clean , modern and every possible amenity one could ask for. There are so many wonderful restaurants within walking distance for the freshest seafood possible . We enjoyed riding the cable car up mt. Isabella , snorkeling off the catamaran , white water rafting and sliding down the 27 waterfalls. Can't wait to go back , thanks Kathie and Mike for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Come back any time!
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Great get away without being a tourist trap

  • 5 of 5

Had a Great stay while winter had its way with the north east. Great house, neighbors, beach's and locals. Going back at the end of July to see what the DR is like in the summer months! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise Awaken

  • 5 of 5

I really wish I knew where to start. Kathie was the easiest person to work with considering this was my first experience the lasting impression will most definitely require me to return and encourage others to visit. The description of this paradise was right on point. Everyone that Kathie arranged to accommodate me was so helpful. The property manager, Ton who's also a masseuse, the taxi driver who provided transportation from STI airport round trip and the night watchman that watches the property from 7pm to 7am made sure the local pets didn't have their way with me. LOL! I ate at the local eateries and along the beach the chicken cordon blue at Syl's was terrific along with the game of "quiz" that my team lost and had to buy drinks for the winning table. It was a blast! My days were filled with the hot sun, the beauty of the land and my nights were filled with laughter and merengue, bachata and new friends! I can't wait to return and I will most definitely be staying at Kathie's home away from home! Pls be sure to book your stay soon the location and accommodations awaken your paradise! The only place I've ever been alone and was surrounded by friends,laughter,adventure and fun everyday!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Adrienne! It was a pleasure having you. I am SO happy that you enjoyed your stay at my home in Costambar! Please come again any time!
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A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this home for a week and can report that it exceeded our expectations. It has an unobstructed view of the water. It was so great to sleep to the sound of the waves.

The house itself is spotlessly clean and well outfitted with everything we needed and more. We spent a lot of time enjoying the view from the upper and lower terraces. A five minute walk takes you to a low-key swimming beach with several restaurants and a couple shops where we had breakfast and lunch most days. The main village of Costambar, with more restaurants and shops, is a short walk up the hill. The city of Puerto Plata and a short drive. For anyone planning a trip to DR, the north coast is not to be missed.

We enjoyed relaxing at the house and in Costambar so much we never made it to the Damajaqua Cascades, reportedly a place not to miss in DR. Next time. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20.6 Miles
Puerto Plata (POP) 20m;Santiago (STI) 60m
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
9 hole course in villlage
Car: not necessary

Friendly international gated community of Costambar 5 miles West of Puerto Plata City; 2 miles East of Cofresi (Oceanworld & Casino). 30 min from Puerto Plata (POP) AIRPORT. 1 1/2 hour from Santiago (STI) AIRPORT. We do NOT recommend you fly into Santo Dominigo airport as it is 4 hours away. Lots of great eateries within walking distance. 9 hole golf course with new Clubhouse, gym, beauty parlor, etc. Jenny's Grocery Market. Internet Cafes. Many locally owned shops. Taxi Stand. Bus Tour Group. Quiet beach 5 min walk. Reefs for snorkeling. Oceanfront patio & second floor outdoor deck. Newly Renovated 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms (3 are ensuite). Fully furnished and equipped kitchen. TV, cable, DVD, closet safe, coffeemaker, microwave, blender, books, games, videos, etc. BATH linens provided -- please bring your own BEACH towels and prepare to RELAX! BONUS: our Property Manager is a MASSEUSE! No outside visitors allowed due to very bad past experiences !

Golf: 9 hole locally run course on site in community. Other courses nearby in Santiago, Playa Dorado. Playa Grande is a Robert Trent Jones designed 18 hole course 2 hours east in Rio San Juan golfers call it the Pebble Beach of the Caribbean. 10 holes of the golf course being along the cliffs, overlooking the Atlantic ocean. We saw whales when we golfed there !! Awesome scenery !!



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Costambar Villa Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

air conditioning $10


HOLIDAY weeks rate = $1,300.
damage/cleaning deposit may be required.
additional fee of $10US/day for air conditioning.
NO outside visitors allowed due to bad past experiences !
BONUS: our Property Manager is a MASSEUSE!
deposit of 1/2 due in order to reserve your dates. balance due two weeks before arrival. damage/cleaning deposit MAY be required. Additional charge per person in parties of over 4 adults. NO outside visitors allowed!!
Please be sure to tip our night watchman and cleaning lady!

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Costambar Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , PRIVATE ATTACHED TO MASTER BEDROOM
    Downstairs Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom 3 attached to bedroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs MASTER Bathroom attached to Master bedroom - toilet , shower , NEWLY built open, walk in shower
  • All bathrooms have nice, full force hot showers. Three of the bedrooms have private attached bathrooms. Upstairs Master bathroom has beautiful walk in open shower! All newly remodeled. BATH towels are provided but please bring your own BEACH towels. YOU TUBE VIDEO :
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Bedroom 4 with full bath - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 with full adjacent bath - 2 twin/ single , Can combine for King
    Downstairs Master Bedroom 3 with full bath - 1 queen , OCEANFRONT!
    Upstairs MASTER Bedroom with full bath - 1 king , OCEANFRONT! GORGEOUS VIEWS! with sitting room, HUGE closet
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , couch
  • Both Master bedrooms are on the OCEANSIDE. Fall asleep to the soothing sound of ocean waves. Huge closets in ALL bedrooms with a safe installed in Master downstairs. Both Masters have adjoined full private bathrooms. Guest bedrooms; upstairs with queen and adjoining full bathroom, closet. Downstairs with 2 twin beds,closet. Full guest bathroom. Two living room areas - one with a foldout couch to sleep two more. Fully furnished/equipped newly remodeled kitchen on oceanside (doing breakfast dishes isn't so bad when you can look at the ocean at the same time!). PRIVATE, spacious OCEANFRONT PATIO with barbeque area. UPSTAIRS OUTSIDE DECK WITH BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEWS ! Friendly residents. Nice easy walk to sandy beach within minutes. Many great eateries at surprisingly reasonable prices !! Enjoy cerveza on the beach with new friends!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
GREAT BEACH FOR KIDS since it is QUIET and has shallow areas and for those who want quiet, restful and relaxing vacations! House has wheelchair accessible entrance.....don't know for sure about bathrooms, but downstairs toilet is raised for the elderly and showers have handicap rails. I have furnished the house with some games, books, photo album of our reconstruction, and area info. WIFI Do as much or as little as you want !! FACEBOOK page: YOU TUBE VIDEO Additional deposit for use of air conditioner (due to high cost of electricity). PLEASE NO outside visitors! TAXI Jose Cambero 829 884 6155 Spanish or Elena 829 336 8501 for English or email BONUS: our Property Manager is a masseuse!!

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