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Chester Marr

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Spectacular Oceanfront Villa with Pool

32 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Dominican Republic North Coast House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Whether you're a Jimmy Buffett fan or just love the deep blue sea you are certain to enjoy the unique nature of The Seadog Inn. This magical villa offers the perfect combination of privacy, comfort and proximity to the town of Cabrera. The Seadog Inn is a truly tropical island setting offering its own small private beach, unique swimming pool and spacious accommodations.

The Seadog is an airy 5 bedroom / 4 bathroom oceanfront vacation villa overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on a pristine cove. Our multi-language staff is there to assist you in every way you desire from fully cooked gourmet meals, local cuisine or complete privacy, your choice. At your request we'll bring in live music with bachata dance lessons or clear out the house and leave you alone to sunbath and swim. We also encourage you to try the local restaurants, they are both fun to visit and enjoyable to try.

The Villa faces eastwardly to capture and allow you to enjoy the soothing trade winds and natural breezes. To supplement the winds, The Seadog has many ceiling and floor fans to keep you cool.

Our patio bar (The BoneBar) quickly becomes the gathering place at The Seadog. The bar itself is framed with humpback whale bones collected by local fishermen from the Atlantic Ocean as they washed ashore. Outdoor seating and lounging areas add to the comfort and create a perfect area for cocktails, napping and reading.

Cabrera has everything close by from waterfalls to a historic lighthouse or natural crystal clear lakes. The beaches are fabulous and plentiful! There are enough unique local bars and restaurants to add an extra dimension to your Dominican experience. We'll supply you a guide or you can be your own.

What makes this property even more remarkable, starting in late January, the humpback whales are migrating to their mating grounds right in our own backyard. These magnificent creatures are visible to the naked eye as the splash their way along the coast.

Drop me an email, it never hurts to inquire! Discover paradise, 'Jimmy Buffett' style at The SeaDog Inn!

Write me personally for our August/July SPECIAL PRICE of $1,400 for up to 4 people.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Chester Marr (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Chester Marr

A game of cornhole and a glass of wine at The SeaDog Inn's BoneBar, it doesn't get any better than that!

Chester Marr purchased this house in 2000

Why Chester Marr chose Dominican Republic North Coast

The friendly people, the tranquil location and the ocean breezes make Cabrera a perfect vacation spot

What makes this house unique

Peace and quiet, whales spouting and jumping in the ocean. Lunch while sitting in the pool and gazing at the ocean. A professional massage under a shady tree with an ocean breeze. Eating fresh seafood caught that day and thrown in the pan. Walking down to the port to watch the local fishermen bring in the daily catch. A good game of dominos while drinking an ice cold Presidente. Taking an afternoon nap to the sound of the ocean. Sitting around the Bone Bar and enjoying time with friends. Laying in the sun and reading a book. Walking down the stairs to the beach and collecting sea glass. Sitting out at night and looking at the stars you can almost reach out and touch. Listening to Jimmy Buffett while drinking a rum punch. A glass of wine at the BBQ grill, flipping steaks and cooking fresh veggies. Did I miss anything?

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Chester,

Loving it and sad to approach our last night--- ‎ Quick Q as there may have been some miscommunication in planning -- Ferlon explained for our last night he does a big bbq Mahi Mahi dinner ‎brings his band etc which sounds great but then he . . . . ..
Jun 2014
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4.9
based on 32 traveler reviews

Spectacular Oceanfront Villa with Pool
average rating of 4.9375 based on 37 reviews
Oklahoma
5

Beauty, Culture, and Relaxing...undeniably an amazing place to experience the true DR

  • 5 of 5

My first experience with the Sea Dog was through its owner Chester. He's was extremely accommodating and was fast to reply to our families many questions! He also provided a ton of information about the area and its culture. After the trip, he followed up to ensure we enjoyed our stay, as well as, called the house manger (Julia) to check on us!

The house is amazing. Very comfortable for the 10 adults we had and the view was to die for, absolutely phenomenal! The casita is exceptional. Waking up to the view it provides is a dream! The house is situated on a cliff overlooking the ocean and the beautiful sunrises! The house staff (Julia, Lucy, & Maximo) were superb! I would highly recommend having them provide dinner (Julia and Lucy cook a killer lasagna), all meals were amazing and filling! We also had breakfast which was a great idea, and if you want something besides a traditional breakfast (toast, fruit, eggs, bacon) all you have to do is request it! Julia & Lucy were very accommodating when we asked to prepare a particular meal or change the scheduled menu. Julia was very detail oriented and always ensured we had everything we needed. She handled setting up all transportation, the excersions, as well as, the additional groceries we requested on the way in.

We never felt threatened or unsafe (Maximo and the watchman were great). Chester will tell you, so make sure you listen...Don't pet the cats!! Lil Diablito is an amazing older dog that makes sure you are aware if someone or something is in the yard and will chase it off. The Wi-Fi, plumbing, and electrical is not up to US standard or the Americanized resorts, but in no means does it deter from the experience.

Thank you Chester and Staff for an amazing trip and treating my family like your own! Look forward to our next visit!!

Cindi & Clan

#C150

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindi for your kind words and thank you for staying with us. Please hurry back. The crew loved you guys and Gato too :-)
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palermo
5

A Week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived in the Dominican we knew we were in good hands with The Sea Dog Inn. Our driver was waiting at the airport with air-conditioned transportation to hold 8 of us and lots of luggage! Cold beer, water and soda in the van was very welcome after a long day or travelling. Upon arrival at the Sea Dog we were greeted by Nicole, Julia and staff with delicious drinks and a fabulous prepared meal that we had prearranged.

The property is breathtaking, very well kept by Maximo (he's awesome!), with spectacular view of the ocean from many different vantage points. We were travelling with two families, and four kids so it was great to have so many different areas on the property to congregate, or find some solace. Many hours were spent poolside, or exploring our own private beach.

We were very glad to have chosen to stay in Cabrera versus a populated resort as it allowed us to immerse ourselves more in the culture of the Dominican. Day trips were taken to Playa Grande, Play Entrada, Laguna Dudu and Cabarete. The staff was more than helpful in arranging transportation for us, Ferlon being our favorite driver :) We had no problem shopping at the local market for meals cooked at home, ordering in pizza when we didn't want to cook and trying out some local restaurants (Manny's is a MUST!)

This was our first trip to the Dominican but it certainly won't be our last! Chester was amazing to work with before and during our trip, always very responsive to any question. Hope to visit the Sea Dog again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vikki, I just returned with one of your boxes. I'll ship it soon Thank you Vikki for that fantastic review. I enjoyed working with you from your first inquiry about the property in answering your many great questions about things to do and what you see. The staff told me your group was lots of fun to work with and they hope you come back soon. Maximo said come back and have a coconut drink with rum. Have a great year and escape the next winter at The SeaDog Inn !!
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5

Romantic, Scenic, and Adventurous! What more can you ask for?

  • 5 of 5

We chose the Sea Dog in for our much needed vacation. It provided us with exactly what we wanted! The place is beautiful, comfortable, and secluded. The view of the ocean is so magnificent and can be viewed from many different places. The sunrise suite is so romantic and beautiful! You can view the ocean from the bed or the comfy bench on the porch, or even from the outdoor shower. We enjoyed our morning coffee on the chairs in between the pool and ocean and lounged around by the pool and bar. so many places to sit, read, watch the ocean, or just chill. You can never get bored of the crashing waves. We woke up in the upstairs master suite to a gorgeous sunrise each morning. It was so peaceful!

Chester was extremely helpful, patient, and his communication was perfect and greatly appreciated. He was happy to answer all my (many) questions prior to our visit.

And the staff! Ferlon is a great driver. He has a great personality and he knew just what we would enjoy. Very pleasant. He added so much to our vacation. Julia was amazing too! She was very helpful and sweet and she made she made the most amazing fruit salad! The local fruits are just heaven. Julia and Ferlon took us on a motorcycle ride and showed us the area. We enjoyed experiencing the local culture with them. Maximo prepared us coconuts to drink. It was delicious and very refreshing.

All in all it was a great stay! There is so much to see and experience in the area. We are glad we took advantage of so much. We visited the Magic Mushroom with Iguana Mama. That was a very adventurous trip! Ferlon took us around to local attractions too. We visited Gri Gri lagoon, some beaches (We loved Playa Entrada), and of course the waterfall where we watched the kids jump. We also went Scuba diving in Sosua.

We left feeling like we had the best of all words; romance, adventure, and an appreciation for the local culture and people. Thanks, guys, for making our dream come true!

Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Yitty and thanks so much for your thoughtful comments on your vacation at The SeaDog Inn. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll get to visit again soon. I love questions (and you have them:-) and love to share me little piece of paradise with others. All the gang said they enjoyed you and your husband. We hope to see you again.
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Los Angeles, California, USA
5

Lush Sprawling Paradise on the Ocean's Edge

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find the colorful establishment tucked behind a children’s school and a lush palm grove. Maximo, the innkeeper, greeted us graciously and maintained the same positive and helpful attitude throughout our stay. There were many sleeping rooms to choose from, three in the downstairs main house (one includes its own bathroom, the other two share a bathroom,) the luxurious master bedroom/spa bathroom upstairs offers a large and private sundeck, and then of course there is the smaller private cabana perched right on the ocean’s edge. The downstairs living room couch boast an elaborate train of pillows as well as a nice sound system and TV with ample stations. The Sea Dog is appropriately decorated with kitchy pirate and island themed flags, banners, and posters. The colors of the Sea Dog (seafoam green, salmon, and light yellow) compliment the surrounding flowers and the nearby ocean water. This brings me to the highlight of this fine Inn…. THE INFINITY POOL OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN! You can gradually walk into the warm pool like entering the sea and float around for hours or read a book under the man-made waterfall. When my young cousins arrived they were ecstatic over “la piscina” and spent all day splashing and playing on the multitude of pool floats. In my times out of the water I would lounge on one of the multiple lawn chairs or the sitting hammock. On my first day Maximo even cut me down a coconut and stuck a straw in it, the fresh coconut milk/water was delicious. The pool and patio not only offer a breathtaking view of the ocean and surrounding cliffs… there is a staircase down to your own private beach. It is a small rocky beach, and it is all yours, sometimes you can see boats, cruise ships, or lobster hunters out in the distance but no one comes ashore. Just a short drive from the Sea Dog are many local hotspots such as Playa Grande (the most stunning beach!,) a great tiki pizza place (2 for 1 on Wednesdays,) La Hotel Catalina (has a divine restaurant,) Manny’s (excellent bar and restaurant) and Lagoon Gri Gri (where you can take a boat ride through caves to a local beach.) At the Sea Dog there is a grill and a full kitchen, so you can also choose to eat every meal at home if you are not in the mood to explore or spend more money. The Sea Dog is a beautiful and affordable paradise in a gorgeous location, perfect for families or a zen getaway.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Lush Relaxing Paradise Right on the Ocean's Edge

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find the colorful establishment tucked behind a children’s school and a lush palm grove. Maximo, the innkeeper, greeted us graciously and maintained the same positive and helpful attitude throughout our stay. There were many sleeping rooms to choose from, three in the downstairs main house (one includes its own bathroom, the other two share a bathroom,) the luxurious master bedroom/spa bathroom upstairs offers a large and private sundeck, and then of course there is the smaller private cabana perched right on the ocean’s edge. The downstairs living room couch boast an elaborate train of pillows as well as a nice sound system and TV with ample stations. The Sea Dog is appropriately decorated with kitchy pirate and island themed flags, banners, and posters. The colors of the Sea Dog (seafoam green, salmon, and light yellow) compliment the surrounding flowers and the nearby ocean water. This brings me to the highlight of this fine Inn…. THE INFINITY POOL OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN! You can gradually walk into the warm pool like entering the sea and float around for hours or read a book under the man-made waterfall. When my young cousins arrived they were ecstatic over “la piscina” and spent all day splashing and playing on the multitude of pool floats. In my times out of the water I would lounge on one of the multiple lawn chairs or the sitting hammock. On my first day Maximo even cut me down a coconut and stuck a straw in it, the fresh coconut milk/water was delicious. The pool and patio not only offer a breathtaking view of the ocean and surrounding cliffs… there is a staircase down to your own private beach. It is a small rocky beach, and it is all yours, sometimes you can see boats, cruise ships, or lobster hunters out in the distance but no one comes ashore. Just a short drive from the Sea Dog are many local hotspots such as Playa Grande (the most stunning beach!,) a great tiki pizza place (2 for 1 on Wednesdays,) La Hotel Catalina (has a divine restaurant,) Manny’s (excellent bar and restaurant) and Lagoon Gri Gri (where you can take a boat ride through caves to a local beach.) At the Sea Dog there is a grill and a full kitchen, so you can also choose to eat every meal at home if you are not in the mood to explore or spend more money. The Sea Dog is a beautiful and affordable paradise in a gorgeous location, perfect for families or a zen getaway.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Rebecca, thanks for your awesome comments about my home, The SeaDog Inn. It's nice to be able to share this experience with others. Maximo and the the staff say hurry back, "la piscina" awaits you!
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5

Spectacular experience

  • 5 of 5

Authentic charm and relaxing atmosphere are the key elements that make this property special. You have the feel of being at a beach resort, tropical and lush. Yet you are spoiled by having private and exclusive access to the beautiful house, warm and welcoming staff, and amazing view.

This is the perfect location with amenities for large groups. Plenty of space for privacy and quiet when needed and desired, yet fantastic space for being social. The Bone Bar, pool, and living room inspired fun games and conversations with our group. As did the dining room where we all enjoyed the home cooked meals by a staff of talented and friendly cooks.

Felon (trusted-driver) was accessible and ready to take us any where we wanted. He is quite knowledgeable about local areas, must see spots, and culture. He took us to a nearby beach and arranged for a fabulous lunch of lobster, salad, and specialty drinks. Was truly one of the best days of our trip!

Nicole made sure daily that we had everything we needed and wanted. She made sure fresh food was brought in daily and helped suggest lunch and dinner menus. Her focus was making sure everyone was having fun and had everything they desired.

Before leaving, I polled the group for feedback and everyone was very happy with the accommodations, food, service, location, atmosphere, etc.. We felt pampered, relaxed, and all of us left smitten with the Dominican Republic.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Denise, Maximo and the gang already miss your group and want you back ASAP. I'm glad you had the oportunity to see the humpback whales pass by our backyard as well. Please come back soon.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Puerto Plata Airport (POP)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mannys
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Playa Grande
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
the Factory
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Playa Grande
Car: recommended

Whale watching (seasonal)

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Rates & Availability

Cabrera House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer rate
Jun 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,900
$6,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Winter season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,400
$8,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning rate $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

The Tax rate shown is actually a gratuity for our fine staff. It is the only way that VRBO has for me to add it on. We have a full staff to accommodate your every need!
The $500 shown is a cash payment to me, not the credit card option

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Dominican Republic North Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Full bath
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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