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Private family oriented oasis right on the beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps up to 8

The villa has a gracious Mediterranean style, suitable for families or groups of seniors and harmonizes sophistication and laid back beach living in the gated community of Costambar, 10 minutes from Puerto Plata. You can get a better idea of what the community looks like from the pics posted on Facebook ref: APC Costambar. We also have our own Villa Reyna website and Facebook page.

This charming villa opens to an ample Great room, with combined dining area, vaulted ceilings, hardwood and terrazo floorings, mahogany doors, newly renovated kitchen and furnishings. The front terrace overlooks the beach and turquoise seas and is framed by mature tropical plants. The beach has plenty of shade, entertainment,food, and is safe for swimming. The private backyard oasis provides you with 2 thatched roof cabanas for dining, pool, whirlpool, chaises and lush surroundings. We have our own website showing more about the villa, but HomeAway does not allow a link to be placed on this listing. Therefore please contact us if you would like more information.

The property is located right on the beach. There is a covered front terrace overlooking the front garden and beach. Inside there is a large combined living and dining area, with TV, DVD connection available. Bring your own music! We also have WiFi internet and we will lend you a pay-as-you go local phone so as to avoid roaming charges. There are three ample bedrooms (2 with ensuite) offering beds for up to 7 guests. Another guest maybe accomodated on a portable bed. A crib is also available. There is also a fully equipped brand new kitchen and laundry area leading off the back. The rear doors of the living/dining room open out to a fully walled-in private backyard with a pool and waterfall as well as a jacuzzi . There are two cabanas, one equipped with a wet bar, principally for eating and entertaining and including a BBQ. The other cabana offers a full covered additional seating area. There is also a washroom in this cabana and there are chaises available.. The entire backyard has been recently landscaped and is a beautiful place to relax or entertain.

The Beach: The white sand beach is partially shaded. Closer to the sea it is more open so you have the choice of sun or shade. Immediately in front of the villa, there is a local, Joaquin, who rents out beach chairs and water sports equipment at very reasonable rates. The sea is usually very calm and safe to swim in as it is protected by a reef. However you should check tidal movements with Joaquin.Just a couple of minutes walk to the left along the beach is a collection of small beach bars offering light snacks and refreshments. The whole beach ambiance is very relaxed and apart from the locals, the majority of people on it will be resident expatriates or people who rent local properties. They are very friendly and will offer advice on sightseeing, amenities and other matters of interest.

We can also arrange weddings, receptions and of course, honeymoon at the villa. Ask for a quotation !

Local Amenities: The gated community has a mini village close to the entrance, where there is a small local supermarket, pharmacy and several bars. In addition there are several good restaurants within walking distance of the villa. If you want to explore further, a local taxi service is available and within 5-10 mins there are half a dozen additional restaurants which are all excellent. There is a 9-hole golf course within the community, (see the satellite pic). There is also a gym and spa at the golf club.

As mentioned above there is plenty to see and do in the area. Upon booking, we will e-mail you a copy of the information package which provides much more details regarding attractions, tours, water activities, golf, theme parks, etc. We also now offer special personally guided tours to small groups. Ask for details

It is our aim to make your visit comfortable, enjoyable and memorable. We welcome inquiries and will endeavor to respond to any special requests,concerns or needs you may have.

As a final note, we wish to emphasize that our villa is not in any way affiliated to the nearby Lifestyles resort. Therefore no additional fees are payable other than the quote we provide in replying to potential guests.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About Stephen/Stephanie

We'd like to tell you more about ourselves, but we don't think it is that wise to do that for security and ID theft possibilities. Once we have gotten to know you, then we will disclose more.

Stephen/Stephanie purchased this villa in 2006

Why Stephen/Stephanie chose Costambar

There were a lot of properties on the market but we decided on this one because it had a unique Spanish colonial design and was well built. It is also right on the beach. The backyard was pretty bad so we offered a lower price and then we gutted it and built two new cabanas and a pool. Now the vegetation has grown, it is our little get-away paradise. Every visitor falls in love with it.

What makes this villa unique

At the price, the house offered such an design opportunity to turn it into a real paradise. It is situated in a residential area and all our neighbours and friends consider Villa Reyna to be the by far the best in the area because we ensure the property is fully functional and well maintained at all times. One of the owners is always on hand to assist in any way, including unforeseen emergencies.


Costambar Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Number of guests must be stated on booking. NO others permitted on the property at any time unless we know who they are and have pre-approved them.
  • Property must be locked and secured when exiting.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outside shower - outdoor shower , for beach users
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , for backyard users
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms have been designed with natural slate stone tiles and European style showers. They also all have, Nickel finish fittings, towels, shower gel & shampoo dispensers and ample shelving space for all your toiletries.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • 2 Bedrooms have an ensuite;1 contains 2 single beds that can be put together comfortably to create a King. There is also room for another single bed. The other ensuite bedroom has a Queen bed. There is an extra folding bed which can go in any room. The 3rd Bedroom contains 2 single beds that can be put together comfortably to create a King, The bathroom for this bedroom is located right next to it. All bedrooms contain new quiet A/C units, ceiling fans and Egyptian cotton sheets. 2 extra people can be accomodated in the living room sofa bed. No A/C but there is a fan overhead. This option is only in high season (Dec-April) when outside temperatures are more comfortable. There is a 4th bathroom located in the Lounging Cabana by the pool.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
*There are 4 staff to help you during your stay., a property manager, grounds keeper, part time maintenance man and a housekeeper (weekdays). *Upon booking at Villa Reyna you will be sent a very detailed manual containing contact names, phone numbers, restaurants, attractions, tours and anything else that will help to make your time the very best it can be! *Long Term Renters will only be considered in the Off-Season time. Contact for further details. *We now have WiFi capabilities so just bring along your laptop or tablet. We can lend you a local cell phone and using local calling cards is much cheaper than roaming.... *The Beach Chairs listed above are actually Chaise Lounges for backyard lounging. Chaises can be rented on the beach for approx. $2.USD daily. *The al fresco dining Cabana in backyard also has a small fridge and wet bar w/bar stools


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Private family oriented oasis right on the beach!
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house with access to a pool and beach. House was nicer in person then the photos.It was very well put together and kitchen had everything you need to cook anything you want. All the rooms were good size and the back yard area is perfect for hanging out with the family.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. Thanks for the advice re photos. We will update them. Best wishes and come back again soon
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

I don’t know why Home Away wants me to comment on my stay in my own property. Of course I had a blast down there.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm speechless at this point. All I can say is that I enjoyed my stay in MY OWN PROPERTY!
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Charming and comfortable villa directly across from what felt like a semi private beach!

  • 5 of 5

This property was wonderful!!

Extremely clean and well kept and well appointed with all the accompaniments that anyone would need to have a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. It was just the two of us for two whole weeks and we had a a great vacation. Stephen and Stephanie have so much covered in their Villa Handbook. Read it and follow the suggestions. Especially bring a flashlight with you if you are walking at night. The staff was terrific and they take great pride in helping this beautiful villa stay that way.

We started our mornings watching the sun come up from the front porch sipping our coffee and simply relaxing. Most mornings we found ourselves at the lovely beach right across from the front door. Joakeem and Pedro treated us like long lost friends. They work hard to maintain a clean and presentable beach that we felt like we had to ourselves most of the day. In the afternoon and evening we would return to the villa and read by the pool. It was so simple and extremely relaxing.

For meals we grilled quite often and ate by the pool. It was lovely. There were great local restaurants within walking distance so do check them out. Everywhere we went we were greeted by friendly welcoming staff that only wanted to help us have a great time.

This villa is everything that it is advertised to be and more. We do hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to host guests who are respectful of our property and we like to hear good stories about how much they enjoy their stay and interaction with the locals, the restaurants, beach staff and others. You were really great guests and we would be most happy to host you again.
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Perfect Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Villa Reyna! The whole property is beautiful, with a pool area that's perfect for relaxing and cabanas that were a great place to hang-out reading and playing cards or darts. The house and pool area were so clean and nice when we arrived and and kept clean by Julie and Domingo who were both lovely.

Just steps from the beach, we loved being able to easily pop back to the villa when needed. We played lots of bocce and I even won a round with Joaquin as my bocce partner (he rents the beach chairs at a reasonable rate). Costambar is a great little community with plenty of restaurants and bars, and it's a close-knit community - within the 10 days we were there we met many friendly locals and ex-pats and continued to run into them throughout our stay.

I would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

I'm writing this review from the hammock on the front terrace. My view is the beautiful beach in front of me. Sadly, today is our last day.

My family and I spent a considerable amount of time researching our long-awaited Tropical Christmas. We could not be more pleased. This is by far the BEST vacation we have ever experienced. The Villa is spacious and very nicely equipped. The pool, landscaping, and outdoor terraces create an amazing oasis. The staff (Julie, Domingo, & Rene) are super-friendly and Stephen & Stephanie provided us with superior service. Stephanie even brought over her dogs for my kids to play with! The beach is incredible - just steps away with lots of shade trees, half a dozen bars/restaurants, and beautiful torquoise waters. We WILL be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Costambar and it was an amazing vacation. Villa Reyna is a true Private Oasis by the beach. It has all you need to enjoy your stay. The staff is very helpful, Stephanie is absolutely wonderful host, very professional and delightful to talk to. The Villa was clean, very specious and felt like home to us. We loved the beach right across and sitting on the porch to watch tourists and locals to walk by. The community is very versatile, loved the small restaurants on the beach. Our highlight was Rene, who was our tour guide who in one week became our friend. He took us on snorkeling to Paradise Island, arranged really nice and close by ATV tour and took us to see the Mountain and St. Phillipe fort. It was all very well planned, he was always on time and very helpful with everything. His English is excellent so that made it very easy for us as we don't speak Spanish. Our huge gratitude to everyone from Stephen, Stephanie, Rene and the staff. We are looking forward to come back hopefully next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Puerto Plata
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
(about 1/2 dozen on the beach)
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
9 hole
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Highway 5 Puerto Plata-Santiago
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
O Sole mio
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Google map ref: 19.813974,-70.713147 (villa)
Car: not necessary

The Puerto Plata region is one of the most spectacular in the Caribbean. It is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and Immediately above the city is a large forested mountain, very suitable for hiking or you can ride the cable car to the top. The city itself has an old Spanish fortress, an Amber Museum and a Rum Factory all worth a visit. Two spectacular Robert Trent Jones golf courses are within easy reach and of course there is an abundance of water sporting activity. Ocean World, 10 mins away is where you can experience swimming with dolphins and also within the same complex, there is a fine restaurant and casino. Inland you can take tours to hike, bike, white water raft, horseback ride, scooters, etc, etc and take in the spectacular scenery of this beautiful land.

Golf: The new Los Mangos Golf Club is now open and is located within the Costambar community within walking distance of our villa. You can see it on the Google satellite map. (type in 19.814413,-70.719059, this is the clubhouse)

The club offers a 9 hole course, recently renovated and also a brand new spa (as of October 2011)

There is also a world class 18 hole course at Playa Dorada, 20 mins by car from the villa.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Quoted rate is for 2 persons. Electricity is extra and meter read at beginning and end of your stay. Contact owner for quotations for larger parties and/or stays over one week. Renter must accurately disclose party size. Owner reserves the right to deny entry to any party containing more persons than stated when booking, unless pre-advised and confirmed otherwise. Cancellation fees.: Please refer to our cancellation fees in the attached General Rental Terms and Conditions which form part of this contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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