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Member since: 2004
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Villa de las Sirenas, 'House of the Mermaids', Fully Staffed & Private Home

21 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Cofresi Villa Rental Photos and Description

Fully Staffed 5 bedroom Villa with Private Pool and Ocean View

Imagine yourself relaxing by your private pool, sipping on a delicious drink, as you soak up the sun and panoramic views of the ocean and mountains. Nestled on a hill just 100 yards from the tropical Cofresi Beach, Villa de las Sirenas ('House of the Mermaids') is a vacationer’s paradise.

Tonya, your full-time housekeeper/cook, will cater to your desires as you relax in this 4,300 square feet five bedroom, five bathroom Mediterranean-style luxury villa designed by a prominent Dominican architect. Spacious rooms, high cathedral and domed ceilings, marble floors, very private freshwater pool, and amazing ocean and mountain views from the veranda and balconies await your arrival. Enjoy the tropical ocean breezes as you relax or dine al fresco.

Take a casual two-minute stroll down to Cofresi Beach. The mile-long beach is situated on a protective pristine cove. Swimming and snorkeling in the clear blue water are favorite pastimes for beachcombers.

Just relax and let Tonya happily prepare and serve delicious native Dominican meals of your choosing. You will discover three grocery stores nearby to purchase your food or let Tonya shop for you. Tonya’s beautiful, happy smile is a wonderful example of the friendly Dominican people. Narciso, our houseman and gardener, will be happy to run errands for ice, beer, small grocery items, etc. Restaurants are within walking distance or a short ride away and add to your Dominican dining experience.

What will you do today? Swim with the dolphins? Go fishing, diving, sailing, golfing, windsurfing, horseback riding, take a safari tour, visit one of the beaches, go to town, take the cable car to the top of Mt. Isabela, or see the countryside?

Whatever you choose, your visit will be nothing shy of fabulous at Villa de las Sirenas!

The closest airport, Puerto Plata Airport (POP), is only a 30 minute car ride to the villa and Santiago Airport (STI) is 70-90 minutes from the villa depending on traffic. Punta Cana Airport is over 6 hours away by car. We can assist you in arranging ground transportation from either POP or STI airports.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Patricia (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

A group of friends went to the Dominican to relax, play golf, and fish. None of us had ever been to the DR and we had many apprehensions. When we got picked up from the airport in Puerto Plata by Gabino, we were almost instantaneously relieved. Gabino was very gracious and accomodating and when we got to the villa; we were blown away by it. It was exactly like it looked on the website. Moma Theresa was our cook and housekeeper and treated us like her own grandchildren. She was so incredible cleaning and picking up after us. Her dishes were excellent and she ensured we were always fed. We also had Narcisco as our guide and pool boy. He gave us great information about the local happenings and kept our pool immaculate. This villa was soooo relaxing just sitting by the pool and watching the ocean waves and the calm and serenity. We spent many hours in the morning and evening decompressing from our day by the pool. Everyone from the staff to the locals in the nieghborhood was sooo friendly. We felt right at home the first day as we went to the local bar and restuarant Ahora down by the beach. The country was awe inspiring and we had the best vacation of our lives. All four guys have said we would like to do it again next year and probably will. This time I am sure more people will come once we let them know how our vacation went. I have been telling all of my friends and coworkers about this amazing villa and the staff and not to mention the beautiful country known as the DR. Now I know why so many people come back again and again. Count me in that number as well as my friends that stayed with me. Patsy and Brian has a lovely home and they have hired the right staff. We also had a night watchman, but the area was so quiet and peaceful I was not sure why he was required, but he was there all night and we saw him walking the grounds to ensure all was in order, but again, the people were so nice to us from the community, we felt safe 24/7. A great vacation and lovely accomodations. A great place to stay and we will be back.



-John W, Maryland
Mar 2011
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Reviews

4.6
based on 21 traveler reviews

Villa de las Sirenas, 'House of the Mermaids', Fully Staffed & Private Home
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 23 reviews
Colombia
5

Gorgeous Villa

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my extended family and parents just spend the week at the villa, and it was a really wonderful experience. Teresa the cook takes excellent care of you, the food is delicious, and the place is extremely clean. The views are gorgeous, especially from the huge terrace/balcony at the top. We took three 1 year olds and a 6 year old. The manager Gabino found us three lovely nannies who played with and took care of the kids all day at the villa (the terrace is brilliant for playtime in the shade) and so everyone had a very relaxing break. I recommend hiring a car to explore pretty Sosua beach and Cabarete beach which has world class kitesurfing - both are fairly close. We will definately be going back for another vacation here, it was bliss!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying in our Dominican Home. Our staff treats everyone as family. We are glad our staff was able to accomidate your special requests. We aim to please. Look forward to your family's return soon.
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Galloway, Ohio
5

June 2016 vacation in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 spent a week in this beautiful villa. It was exactly as described and Patsi and Brian were wonderful to deal with. We were greeted at the airport by Modesto who was our cab driver and tour guide for the duration of our trip. We were quite surprised by the amount of motorcycles and driving style in the DR.

Once we arrived at the villa, Gabino gave us a tour of the house and explained how things worked. I was thankful I sent in a grocery list ahead of time and then reimbursed him upon our arrival to get us by until our trip to the market. This allowed for Tania to make us dinner the first night and breakfast the next morning.

Gus came on Sunday and we arranged to go on the ATV/Buggy ride through the countryside of Puerto Plata and the Sea Lion encounter at Ocean World. Gus also arranged a mani/pedi with Raquel which was very reasonable.

Tania is a wonderful cook, we especially liked her Chicken & Rice, Toyota Creole Salad and Yucas Fritas. We only ate dinner out once during our stay.

We spent a lot of time in the pool and the panaramic views were beautiful. Our only regret was not spending time at the beach/ocean since Cofresi Beach is not very picturesque.

Narciso kept up the grounds and troubleshooted the WiFi and water pressure. We did send him a couple times to the mini market for snacks. It was nice to know we had security at night and had plenty of leftover food to offer the staff.

In the end we had a wonderful time and it is an adventure we will never forget.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH
5

Vacation of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

My family of four just returned from what has to be the best vacation we have had. We are timeshare owners and as such have vacationed each year to some very exotic locations with stunning accommodations, however this villa is second to none. Not a single one of the many all-inclusive vacations can compare to what the staff of this villa provide – Tanya is nothing short of a magician when it comes to preparing meals for the guests as well as making sure the villa is absolutely beautiful inside while Narciso does the same to keep the beauty of the grounds and pool equally impressive. Tanya and Narciso are both simply irreplaceable and made sure to make us all feel very special while simultaneously allowing the family the privacy one wouldn’t expect in any resort.

Everything about this villa exceeded our expectations. While we have viewed photos of the villa prior to our visit we came to the realization that no photo can possibly do the beauty of this villa justice. Very few places on earth provide both an amazing ocean and mountain view from 3 individual porches/ patios. Nothing short of breathtaking.

Gabino was also wonderful and treated us well. He picked us up, took a tour of the villa and left his home number in case of an emergency. Additionally, Gus is an outstanding addition to the package to make sure the guests can do as many activities (or as few) as desired without the pressure the one finds during vacations at most resorts.

Prior to our trip I fully expected to be able to provide the owners with recommendations for improvement and there is only one I can provide – don’t change a thing. This is a vacation we will remember fondly the rest of our lives and we will undoubtedly compare this trip to each of our future vacations. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Dominican home with us. Not only would we recommend it, we’ve already given information to friends and family member.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

This was our 2nd time visiting Cofresi. In 2011, we stayed in a villa a couple of doors down and we wanted to return. The house we had stayed in was not available, but was assured we would not be disappointed in Villa de las Sirenas. The house is amazing and the staff is the best! If you are looking for a nice relaxing vacation, without a lot of tourists/activities, this is definitely the place to go. Don't get me wrong, there are excursions that you can do, but they are not right in your back door. The day after you arrive, Gus will show up unannounced (he walked into the kitchen during breakfast) to go over all of the activities that are available to you. He will make arrangements for you to be picked up at the villa via taxi. My suggestion to you would be to research the prices before you go. We were told by others on the same excursions that they paid a lot less than we did. They used a local they found on the internet called "tours by James". According to them, you do not pay up front, like we did with Gus, but you pay when the driver picks you up. It's just something to look into.

The beach is just a 5 minute walk. There is a Lifestyles resort that has taken up most of the beach. You have access to the entire beach, but the resort has grown and takes up a big portion. Also note that the beach is not one that you would see in areas like Punta Cana. You definitely get the feel of how the locals live and it is not set up for tourists.

There are not a lot of shops within walking distance, but you have a couple of restaurants to choose from. You can always take a taxi into Puerto Plata for more shopping/restaurants. Remember, Tonya will make all of your meals for the day, so there is no need to go to dinner.

In summary, if you are looking for a place with beautiful views and a place where you can relax, this the place for you. There are locals who want to make money and will offer to be your tour guide. I would suggest not accepting their offers and to get the name and number of the taxi driver that picked you up from the airport. They seem a lot less "pushy". You could also ask Tonya for help with getting a taxi. If you like the busier vacations with lots of activities and night life, you should probably pick another area.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

This was our 2nd time visiting Cofresi. In 2011, we stayed in a villa a couple of doors down and we wanted to return. The house we had stayed in was not available, but was assured we would not be disappointed in Villa de las Sirenas. The house is amazing and the staff is the best! If you are looking for a nice relaxing vacation, without a lot of tourists/activities, this is definitely the place to go. Don't get me wrong, there are excursions that you can do, but they are not right in your back door. The day after you arrive, Gus will show up unannounced (he walked into the kitchen during breakfast) to go over all of the activities that are available to you. He will make arrangements for you to be picked up at the villa via taxi. My suggestion to you would be to research the prices before you go. We were told by others on the same excursions that they paid a lot less than we did. They used a local they found on the internet called "tours by James". According to them, you do not pay up front, like we did with Gus, but you pay when the driver picks you up. It's just something to look into.

The beach is just a 5 minute walk. There is a Lifestyles resort that has taken up most of the beach. You have access to the entire beach, but the resort has grown and takes up a big portion. Also note that the beach is not one that you would see in areas like Punta Cana. You definitely get the feel of how the locals live and it is not set up for tourists.

There are not a lot of shops within walking distance, but you have a couple of restaurants to choose from. You can always take a taxi into Puerto Plata for more shopping/restaurants. Remember, Tonya will make all of your meals for the day, so there is no need to go to dinner.

In summary, if you are looking for a place with beautiful views and a place where you can relax, this the place for you. There are locals who want to make money and will offer to be your tour guide. I would suggest not accepting their offers and to get the name and number of the taxi driver that picked you up from the airport. They seem a lot less "pushy". You could also ask Tonya for help with getting a taxi. If you like the busier vacations with lots of activities and night life, you should probably pick another area.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great vacationing place!

  • 4 of 5

The villa was an oasis for relaxation, sundowners in the upper terrace overlooking the ocean rounded up the day. Tania made sure everyone was happy and well fed with her delicious meals. Narciso kept the pool and surrounding garden spotless clean and manicured. We will gladly come back again soon in order to be pampered by such friendly and capable staff.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Puerto Plata (POP)
Nearest Golf
10 Metres
Playa Dorado
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
DR Highway #5
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Chris and Mady's
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Cofresi Beach
Car: not necessary

Our private Dominican home is located 100 yards from the beach, just a two minute walk. Magnificant and unobstructed views of Cofresi Cove, Atlantic Ocean and Mount Isabella. Private pool. Gated villa. Our villa is fully staffed to make your vacation the most enjoyable ever. Our staff does not live in the villa and their services are included in the rental price.

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Rates & Availability

Cofresi Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season 2016
May 1 2016 - Nov 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
$214
$1,498
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Season 2016-2017
Nov 16 2016 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,925
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$214
$1,498
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

No additional rental fees are required. It is customary, in addition to the rental rate, to tip the staff a total of $5.00 per guest per day. Tips are given at the end of your stay divided between or among the staff. Tips are divided between Tonya (and an another maid if your group requires one) and Narciso. It is recommended that each staff member be given her or his tip individually.

Holiday Rates for 2015.......December 20th until January 4th......$500 per night rent total for up to 8 guests. Additional $45 per night per guest over 8 people. Minimum stay of 6 nights.

One-half the total is required to reserve your vacation dates and the balance is due 30 days before your vacation begins. We accept personal, business or cashier's checks. We will also accept a PayPal money transfer if you absorb the 3% PayPal Transfer Fee.

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Amenities

Cofresi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Pool Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Fouton Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Bunk Beds (2), Baby Crib (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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