5BR Oceanside Vacation Rental Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
- english, spanish
About The Spencers
Norman Spencer is a Pediatrician and Harletta is a nurse. They are proud parents and grandparents and their family thinks Playamor and the Cofresi area are the greatest place in the world. Norm and Harletta make their permanent home outside Nashville, Tennessee.
The Spencers purchased this Villa in 1995
Why The Spencers chose Cofresi
We found the Dominican Republic by a happy accident and fell in love with the wonderful people. They are always friendly and helpful. Playamor sits above the beach area so that we can take advantage of the cooling trade winds and lovely views.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Must be approved by the manager
Smoking outside, please
Needs to be prior improve, $150 damage deposit
There is an 11pm noise curfew
Local guests are not allowed unless approved in writing by our manager
Lound parties are not allowed in this residential neighborhood
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
I was extremely happy with my stay, the villa cleanliness was immaculate, the staff very friendly
The view breathtaking, will definitely return, the pictures not deceiving, highly recommend sad that I had to leave
Thanks for the glowing comments. We are always thrilled when our guests find the same magic as we have in the DR. We would love to have you back again. Norm
This was my second stay at Villa Playamor and both visits exceeded my expectations. The villa is spacious, clean, beautifully decorated, with amazing views of the ocean. The villa staff is helpful, hard working, and friendly with infectious smiles. Your stay here is completely carefree without worries of cleaning or cooking thanks to Nelly and Rosemary. Our group of 11 varied in age from toddler to adult and all had a fantastic time. I would highly recommend if dining out to try La Parillada Steakhouse in town--big portions, great food all at a reasonable price. The jeep safari tour was a hit with the waterfall climb in addition to the catamaran tour to get out at sea. Also, if looking for a beautiful, clean, sandy beach venture out to Cabarete (approx 50 min taxi ride from villa) and spend the day--lots of shops, bars, restaurants. A big thank you to Dr. Spencer for sharing his piece of paradise with us. I hope I am blessed enough to return in the future.
This was my second stay at Villa Playamor and both visits exceeded my expectations. The villa is spacious, clean, beautifully decorated, with amazing views of the ocean. The villa staff is helpful, hard working, and friendly with infectious smiles. Your stay here is completely carefree without worries of cleaning or cooking thanks to Nelly and Rosemary. Our group of 11 varied in age from toddler to adult and all had a fantastic time. I would highly recommend if dining out to try La Parillada Steakhouse in town--big portions, great food all at a reasonable price. The jeep safari tour was a hit with the waterfall climb in addition to the catamaran tour to get out at sea. Also, if looking for a beautiful, clean, sandy beach venture out to Cabarete (approx 50 min taxi ride from villa) and spend the day--lots of shops, bars, restaurants. Similar to another review, our group collected $200 per person at the beginning of the week for a "kitty" that was used for food, alcohol, and tips. Agree with having a calculator handy to convert currency. A big thank you to Dr. Spencer for sharing his piece of paradise with us. I hope I am blessed enough to return in the future.
We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time. Thanks for the recommendation on the La Paradilla, we need to check it out! Norm Spencer
If you are looking for the vacation property of a lifetime Villa Playamor is the property for you. The pictures do not do this place justice either do 5 stars. The house is impeccably maintained and the views are amazing. The staff was cordial, professional and efficient. The first evening our group of 12 pooled $200 per person for food, beverages, gratuities which more than covered the week. Please note this group is big eaters. The excursions that were set up were extremely affordable in the $50 price range. I really suggest the tour which includes the waterfalls and countryside tour you really get a feel for the surrounding areas. The Cattamaran Tour is another great value and lunch is included. The pool at the villa was warm and inviting. The patios provided a great setting for this group of friends can relax and unwind. The villa is stocked with many dvds, books and games. Our group really enjoyed an evening playing Taboo. The beach is a 5 minute walk and the casino is less than 10. Speaking of the casino stick to blackjack as these slots are not loose. I would definitely suggest a day trip to Caberete Beach which was absolutely beatiful. Overall, Villa Playamor was the highlight of trip and for one cannot wait to return again. This is the perfect place for family reunions, group trips, a destination wedding or a business retreat.
Terrific. We are glad you had such a wonderful time. We will pass the compliments to our staff.
The Best Family Vacation Ever!
I cannot begin to put into words how much my family enjoyed our vacation this summer. The villa is more beautiful in person and the staff is absolutely THE BEST!
Thank you so much for everything you did to make our vacation wonderful. It exceeded all of our expectaions. We are just waiting for the next time we can visit the DR again. Perfect in every way.
Our family is very proud of the wonderful staff we have at our villas. We are always thrilled with reviews like this and will pass along your words to the Playamor staff.
Went with a group of childhood friends and spouses. Had a wonderful time. The staff is very cordial and quick to accomodate. The villa is lovely and had plenty of room to spread out and relax. I only have two suggestions for making travel a little easier. If traveling with a large group, make a food/drink bank to draw from for when groceries are needed (maybe start with $150 per person). Have someone in the group bring a calculator for converting the currency at stores/restaurants etc. All in all I would definitely stay at this villa again!!
Discos and casinos await your nighttime exploration in nearby Puerto Plata. And a 'must-see' is the new marine eco-park, Ocean World, where guests can interact with a variety of marine creatures -- and, of course, swim and play with the dolphins.
Golf: Hit the clubs to dance the night away to the beat of salsa and the meringue; or try your luck at one of the casinos. Our favorite nightlife, however, is to sit on the balcony and enjoy the millions of stars visible above the rollers on the ocean.
For golf enthusiasts, you'll be happy to know that some of the Caribbean's best courses are in the Dominican Republic. A fifteen-minute drive will put you on the beautiful courses at Playa Dorado; and an hour-long drive through the beautiful Dominican countryside will put you on the Robert Trent Jones course at Playa Grande. There will be no fighting for tee times, as our staff can make all the arrangements for you.
Cofresi offers beautiful coral, rocks and tropical fish for great snorkeling. There are many other areas a short drive or short boat trip away. North shore diving trips to reefs and wrecks can also be arranged by our staff.
Although the Dominican Republic is not yet known as a shopper's paradise, you'll find lots to take home.
Locally produced rums and famous cigars are favorites, as are the bright Caribbean paintings. The Dominican Republic is the only place in the world wherethe gemstone larimar; is found; and it's one of the few places in the world that mines amber. These jewels are readily available, as are others from jewelers in Puerto Plata.
The casual Dominican lifestyle fits perfectly with a relaxed vacation. But for those who insist on bringing work with them, internet access is available at Playamor; and a complete business center is available a short walk away.
Nellie, our cook and housekeeper, is a native of Puerto Plata. She is a superb cook, and will also clean daily and do your laundry. For larger groups, an assistant housekeeper will be provided at no extra charge. Our villa caretaker, Kendy, is tri-lingual and lives in separate quarters onsite to help you with all phases of your stay.