About the property
- Condo1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)
Cabarete's own 'Vecinos' brings you that personal touch - the feeling of neighborhood, serenity of a tropical paradise, and the comfort of home. This beautiful jewel on the north shore of the Dominican Republic provides an incomparable island getaway, 'home-away-from-home' and excellent vacation destination! It has gorgeous mountain and ocean views, tastefully designed interiors and beautifully landscaped with many mature fruit trees and flowering plants.
Pick mangos, guavas, bananas, almonds, oranges, coconuts, breadfruit, or chinola from the gardens, when in season. Enjoy being surrounded by the beauty of orchids, bromelides, hibiscus, and inhale the exotic perfume of plumeria blossoms.
The complex boasts a fresh water pool and unique open-air common area. Relax in quiet , serene tropical ambiance, while enjoying your favorite beverage or surfing the net poolside, or at the thatched roof bar.
Our brand new condos come furnished with fridge, stove, cookware and dishes, bathrooms with tubs and unlimited hot water. Central a/c, high-speed internet Wi-Fi, and cable TV provide you with all the comforts of home while on your tropical vacation.
Cleaning materials are also provided or you can have a maid come in for $18/day. All you need to bring is a suitcase, your personal effects, and you're ready to move in and enjoy!
A gorgeous sand beach that stretches for miles in both directions, awaits 100 meters from your front door - perfect for long romantic walks or hunting for driftwood treasures.
Les & Lynda Lehmann
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- English, French, Computer translation for languages not English, German, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Les & Lynda Lehmann
We are Les + Lynda - a Canadian expat baby-boomer couple - sharing our beachside condo resort home + experiences of meeting tourists from around the world on vacation or a romantic destination wedding. See how we followed our dream of Caribbean living, and how you can too.
Les & Lynda Lehmann purchased this Condo in 2007
Why Les & Lynda Lehmann chose Cabarete
We bought this property because of its' exceptional location! At the east edge of world-renown-Cabarete, this tranquil acreage is minutes from the hustle of downtown and only 100 meters from the deserted golden sand beach stretching for seemingly endless miles. Your eye is drawn to the mature landscaping gracing the gardens, the mountain view inland past the lagoon, and the ocean out front.
What makes this Condo unique
Our unique location lets you enjoy peaceful tranquility, minutes from the busy downtown commerce and nightlife. The international airport at Puerto Plata (POP) is only 40 minutes west, and the DR's 'Pebble Beach' style golf course at Playa Grande is an hour east. A dozen beautiful beaches are within an hour's drive, as well as Ocean World Water Park, Marina and Casino where you can swim with the dolphins. Samana's whale watching is a few hours east along the coast. Numerous ancient caves dot our area where you can explore and swim in crystal clear underground pools, under stalactites overhead which ring like chimes when 'pinged'.
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The property is very well maintained, and ideal for independent travelers. I came to Villa Vecinos with my wife and children, and the owners went an extra mile to accommodate our needs. Lynda and Les provided us with all necessary info about the environment, and gave a lot of insider's tips on traveling around. The place is serene and very relaxing, rooms are clean and spacious beyond expectations. We enjoyed many walks on the beach and around Cabarete (it takes only 20 minutes to get there on foot, or 5 min in a cab). The beach is virtually across the road, with very decent bar and restaurant nearby. Since there are only 4 units in the villa, you hardly feel presence of other guests and can quietly relax at the big pool, which is very clean and refreshing. The kitchen is well equipped and fully functional; groceries may be easily purchased in Cabarete and fruits (amazingly tasty!) from street vendors. We would be happy to come there again, and recommend Vecinos to all our friends.
Eugene + Sonia + teenagers were great guests who are welcome to come back to stay with us anytime! They're well traveled, so very flexible when dealing with any challenges that can come up unexpectedly. It was great to see them enjoy our place, making themselves right at home, making good use of the pool and spoiling our pets with their affection!
They took full advantage of our proximity to the beach and often set off in the morning on family walks, returning before dark, tanned, sandy and happy - great to see them take advantage of our Cabarete area and all it has to offer, so close by.
They're great at maximizing their vacation time - by spending minimum time cleaning our easily maintained condo - and maximum time enjoying relaxing by the pool, reading for hours, and exploring our vicinity at length.
It was wonderful to see them bonding with our pets and treating them like their own. Our 2 dogs and 3 cats accepted them and made them feel right at home.......then checked out their door after they left, as if to say, "When are they coming back?"
When our land power went off and the back-up inverter ran out of battery power, we had to start up our generator. They were fine with the sound of it running, and glad to have electricity again. We so appreciate guests with that understanding attitude and they make our job so much easier.
They made the best of whatever weather came along - rain or shine - they carried on with their family outings and activities and had a great time regardless of a bit of rain.
With something to do for everyone, it was nice to see Dad take the kids out to give Mom some "me-time" relaxing by the pool or whiling away the hours with a book.
All in all, they were a real joy to have as guests, and we'd love to see them come back to stay with us anytime !
My room was clean as were the grounds. Les and Linda were really nice. I´d recommend this place anytime.
Barry is a wonderful guest and it was wonderful to host his Cabarete stay with us at Vecinos. What a joy to see how much he enjoyed his time here!
He explored a lot of our beautiful area and packed in a lot of adventures during his vacation - so FUN!
We welcome him back again anytime and hope he tells all his friends about us and returns again soon - cheers!
Where to start is difficult as so much of our 3 months stay was frustrating.
We were in the upper 2 bed 2 bath condo with another couple of friends. They had arrived 2 days prior to my wife and I arrived they were not happy with the condition of the condo. We soon found out why, the condo from the rundown furniture, beds, bedding, towels, cutlery etc were all in need of either replacement or a good cleaning. We spent a couple of days cleaning the apartment and all the bedding and towels which we washed on a regular basis an kept for our own use.
Les the owner lives on the property and tries his best to solve any issues, however there are so many as the property has been let go.
Any maintenance required is carried out when the guests arrive and pay there dues instead of being carried out prior to there arrival.
The beach access is across the busy main road and either through an overgrown pathway or by going through the condo complex caberete east.
Once you get to the beach there is no shade or loungers and the sea in the area was always too rough to swim.
Why did we not just leave well our friends had already payed and after we cleaned we also payed as we we had payed the owner directly instead of going through an agency there was no way we were getting any money back.
We were assured that there was security in the complex WRONG there Are 4 dogs And 4 cats. (Check U tube les Lehmann)
When you book the impression you get that les is there with his wife Lynda she is living in Canada and has not been there since 2014.
All in all our 3 months stay in this condo was a great disappointment and we found out that if you check around there is accommodation in the area 2 bed 2 bath in much better locations in much better condition for cheaper or similar cost to Vecinos.
Thank you for your review. We welcome all feedback to help us improve our guests' overall vacation experience, and will take your views into consideration.
Wishing you all the best with your future vacations, here on our beautiful island, or where ever your travels take you ~ cheers!
really love it there will go again
me and my family love it there was a great place the host was nice and was there when we needed him will recomend it to anyone to go there if they will let us will lobe to go again
Elizabeth and her family had so much FUN, it was a joy to see how much they enjoyed the pool and playing with the inflatable raft for hours - laughing and having a ball!
We welcome them back again anytime and appreciate them telling all their friends about us too! It's great to have such respectful guests who enjoy their stay so much! Looking forward to having them back next time they're in our area - cheers!
A Decent place to stay
Worked well for us as we enjoyed the 40 minute walk into Caberette. Either road or beach. Taxi or motor at night is a better choice for most. Great restaurants and great one right across the road. Property is accross the road from the beach. Price is fair for what you get, nor a deal but fair. Of you are looking for 3.5 plus star keep looking. If you are looking for a comfortable safe place at a fair price you may have found what you are looking for. Refreshing pool and showers are also refreshing some mornings but all in all no complaints. Suggest you always have TP in your travel pack.
Glad you enjoyed your stay at Vecinos and the restaurants in Cabarete....not quite sure what was meant by saying to keep looking for a 3.5 and then giving us an overall rating of 4 ..?
If TP stands for toilet paper, I guess that's always good advice when traveling in the DR as not all restaurants and bars are always up to Canadian standards.
Yes the pool is refreshing at this time of year and I always tell people the ocean is always much more comfortable to swim in temperature wise.
We are quite fortunate to have a high end condo complex across the street with a comfortable restaurant, Martinis, right on the ocean...georgeos sunrises and full moon rises as well.
We felt fortunate to get you a condo reserved for you after the several date changes and hope you enjoyed the upgrade to the two bedroom .
And yes, we do agree, it's a very decent place to stay in Cabarete. Hope you come visit us again.
My awesome vacation at Vecino's
I loved staying at Vecino's! I was there for 3 weeks over New Year's and into January, and it started to feel like home. I was made to feel welcome the minute I arrived, and Les addressed any small issues as soon as I identified them. Vecino's is not in the centre of Cabarete, but the walk (super healthy walk along the beach) and/or Motoconcho ride (50 pesos!) added to the adventurous feel of my trip. Saturday markets at Vecino's were so much fun, with artisans and vendors from the area as well as Les' amazing breakfast sandwiches and cinnamon rolls. And the dogs and cats were just so friendly. The pool is immaculate, the grounds are beautiful, and the atmosphere is welcoming. We got our fill of coconuts, avocados, bread fruit falling from the trees, amazing! Thank you Les, it was a memorable vacation for me and for my family and friends, one that I will never forget. I miss the sound of your guitar and singing in the evenings, and your friendly "good morning" every day! And the memory of you walking me to the top level of Voy Voy's on New Year's Eve so that I could get a better view - fantastic! It was a great New Year's Eve. In fact, I loved it so much, I might just come back next year! It certainly beat the boredom and protectionism of staying at an all-inclusive resort - Vecinos made me feel like part of the community! Thank you!!!
Lynne fit right in at Vecinos.....either catching a motoconcho into town, meeting other expats at the Saturday Market, or just hanging out by the pool. Was great meeting her son, and later her daughter and boyfriend, then other friends that stayed at the next door condo, and finally another travelling companion for the last week.
New Years Eve was certainly a memorable evening as I was singing at the Kahuna Bar and Lynne and her family came to listen and then before midnight we ran next door ,in the rain, to the VoyVOy Bar which was packed full of young party goers from all over the world. Truly a party atmosphere and after awhile no one seemed to notice if it was raining or not.
I think my greatest pleasure is meeting so many people from different countries and never having to travel because they all come to stay at Vecinos , either for a few days, a week or a month, or more.
By the time Lynne left it really felt like saying goodbye to a friend and I hope she and her family do come back for another stay.... I'll be sure and save a Jumbo BLT just for you.
Cabarete is world-renowned wind-water sports destination, with all the amenities a vacationer looks for - beach sports, souvenir or grocery shopping, bars, dining and night life. Book a dune buggy excursion, beach horseback riding, jungle or river boat safari, mountain/waterfall rappelling or whale-watching tour from main street vendors. A walk through the Cabarete Caves feels like traveling back in time. Windsurf lessons or kite-boarding classes and equipment are readily available from beach-side shops with instruction from the local pros. World class golf is 50 minutes east at Playa Grande. Ocean World Marina, Water Park + Casino is an hour west. The historic San Felipe Fort at Puerto Plata was built by Christopher Columbus.
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We're exempt from paying ITBIS + VATax the hospitality industry here is subject to + pass these savings on you our guests, making our prices are even more attractive + offer Best Value per dollar spent!!! We accept credit cards online via Paypal, or money sent by Western Union, e-Transfers from a Canadian bank, or BHD Bank deposits. Stays longer than 7 nights include complimentary airport pickup from Puerto Plata(POP)