About the property
- Villa3400 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
5 Bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 10.
Our gorgeous home completed filming for an HGTV episode that aired December 2014! It was purchased in 2010 & received a modern renovation in 2012, with daily maintenance. Last refresh of home performed December 2017 to keep it looking new!
**It features an 1,100 square foot roof terrace-a one of a kind-sporting an 8 person spa, full bathroom w/shower, stone bar, outdoor dining room, Argentinian BBQ grill & custom sun beds w/180 degree ocean views.
**The top floor of this home boasts three large suites all w/ comfy queen sized beds, modern baths & large closets. The two larger suites also have large terraces w/generous ocean views.
***The ground floor's kitchen features white granite & stainless steel appliances, half bath, dining room, family room, a bedroom w/2 adult extra large bunk beds & it's own full bath & a modern media room that converts to a bonus bedroom (long sofa & ottoman form a king sized bed).
**Flooring is stone & all ground floor furniture is custom made ebony stained mahogany. The home has cable/internet, a portico, on site laundry room for housekeeper use & a generator system that serves as a back up power system.
**Casa Azul, part of the Villas Paraiso community, is a fantastic beach villa - offering a combo of high levels of fit and finish and rustic touches.
**The community of Villas Paraiso is truly a one of a kind in Cabarete. This complex holds 4 gated million dollar homes on one large oceanfront lot. Each home is individually owned, but the entire community is under the careful watch of the friendly full time security guards for added protection.
**The complex faces a gorgeous beach that is wide & deep perfect for swimming, surfing or just relaxing.
**Casa Azul offers it's guests CONCIERGE SERVICE where we can set up in house massages, in home chefs, horseback riding, adventure tours, taxi service, airport transfers, etc. at your convenience AND at a discount to the local tourist kiosks! We also offer our guests the ability to have their food shopping done for them in advance of their arrival, so they can just hit the beach and relax-please provide 1-2 week notice prior to arrival if interested in this service.
**The owners are very experienced and have an extensive knowledge of the area, as well as the remainder of the country & welcome any questions about this villa and the amazing island it's on.
**The house manager speaks: English, Spanish & German.
The owner speaks: English, Spanish & Italian.
**Villas Paraiso is by far the closest group of beachfront homes to downtown Cabarete restaurant,bars & shops at roughly 1.2 miles. We are extremely close to several popular condominium resorts w/restaurants (Cabarete East, The Victorian, Orilla Del Mar).
**In addition to being located near Cabarete, this villa is only 6 miles from the neighboring town of Sosua offering additional nightlife options and fantastic food choices as well sightseeing tours, diving, banana boats, snorkeling boats,etc. And for the even more adventurous, the major city of Puerto Plata is only 30 miles from this villa offering even more city attractions and activities like golf, Ocean World Park, the famous Brugal Rum factory and the city's best high end marina.
**Come and experience the best side of the Dominican Republic offering the perfect balance of relaxation, privacy and fun!
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, german, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
About Owners-Casa Azul-Cabarete,DR
Thanks for checking out our listing! My husband and I bought this property when we lived in the cold so that we could have an awesome winter getaway and to be able to visit my family more often that are from the Dominican Republic. Now we live in a warmer climate and we want to share our home with you so that you can make this YOUR anytime of the year getaway - Enjoy!
Owners-Casa Azul-Cabarete,DR purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Owners-Casa Azul-Cabarete,DR chose Cabarete
We offer are a clean, modern, up-kept property that underwent a major top to bottom renovation in 2012 and is maintained daily to keep it looking new! It is full of great amenities, sits right on the beach, has a ton of space AND is always offered at a great price compared to the other rentals in the area! -We also add value by devoting our time to our guests, to help them with everything from vacation planning, coordinating tourist activities, chef set up, transportation planning, air travel and much more! -We are extremely familiar with the area as my family is from there and we visit often and are able to get great pricing outside the villa which we pass on to you, our clients!
What makes this Villa unique
-Discounted Pricing on a high caliber property! -Discounted Pricing on tourist activities/packages! -Complimentary Concierge Services! -Great time during your stay! -Roomy home, lots of space to spread out! -Less than 1.2 miles away from the downtown action!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Amazing rooftop, clean, beautiful beach steps away
I've rented vacation homes in Virginia Beach before, and stayed in Airbnb's around the world, and I have to say this house was one of the nicest places I've stayed in! The house was spotless and clean, which is always a main concern for me at hotels and rentals. Usually you can notice the wear and tear at even the best hotels, but everything in the house not only looked new, also had great design.
The house was huge and offered lots of amenities, but it had something most places don't, a private rooftop deck big enough for entertaining! The rooftop deck had everything including a jacuzzi with views of the ocean, a bathroom and bar, a brick BBQ grill, a full dining room table overlooking palm trees, and lounge chairs / beds for star gazing. We saw over 20 shooting stars in one night! The rooftop deck was so great that we spent more time there than on the actual beach, which is only steps away.
As far as the rest of the house, the kitchen had all the amenities of a modern home, there are 3 main bedrooms, two have have balconies with views of the ocean and all had well lit bathrooms with natural sunlight and views of palm trees. Yes the DR is a tropical paradise! They had TVs everywhere but I'm not sure why you'd want to watch TV in this paradise, so they should get rid of those. Also the walls are made of solid concrete or something, so there's a lot of privacy in the bedrooms with you're traveling with a large group. Though what you gain from noise insulation you lose with a little weaker wifi signal on the top floor, but that's no problem because the wifi works perfect on the first floor.
Thank you for the kind words- we are pleased you enjoyed your stay! We pride ourselves on offering our guests a beautiful home at a great price!
We are glad you took advantage of all that the rooftop has to offer - its one of our favorite features of the home, as well as being on the beach and also being so close to the downtown restaurant & bar scene!
The wifi signal works great on the 1st floor with really fast speeds, but it does have a hard time making it to the rooftop. We tried installing a wifi extender and it doesn't help, but that just means you have less distractions and can enjoy your company and surroundings that much more :-)
We hope you take advantage of our returning guest discount and come see us again soon!
Proud Owners, Casa Azul
Lovely house/location/staff, poorly maintained
First off, let me say that this house is in a lovely location and that the local staff supporting it was both attentive and courteous. We had a great trip but the house itself turned out to be a source of constant frustration. We had both young people (3 year old) and old people (70+) there and we ended up going to a hotel one night because the electrical system was a genuine point of concern. My sincere impression is that the house is for sale and that the owner is no longer putting in the effort of appropriate upkeep. I can't in good conscience give this a positive review even though we had a lovely trip (thank you Dominican Republic!) when there are so many options in Cabarete in the same price range in better condition.
Issues we had:
1) The refrigerator was broken the whole time we were there. After not being able to resolve it locally we contacted the owner, received a silver-tongued assurance it would be addressed but it was not. Was broken the entire time.
2) Electrical system suspect and poorly maintained. Breakers threw sparks. When power sort of went out (entire house dark except for one air conditioner) all the other houses on the street had power but we did not.
3) Hot tub threw a shock the one and only time we used it.
4) One of the curtain rod supports gave way and curtains + rod nearly fell on a guest.
5) For a place that advertises a full kitchen, there was not even cooking oil or salt in the house.
6) Tons of little signs of the owner not really caring that much, like no remotes for air conditioners, completely useless grillware, etc.
Perfect Villa added to a Perfect Vacation in the DR. We will def be back and stay at Casa Azul
Our stay was amazing from the start. Eldis was very easy to communicate with prior to the trip answering any/all our questions about what to bring, do and even pick-up options upon our arrival. We all felt very safe and the house was impeccable. We even had a wonderful house cleaner which I forgot her name that came in everyday to help keep the place clean. We basically had our own beach which was great for swimming, surfing and any other water sport you wish to tackle. The rooftop bar, jacuzzi and sun beds was the best as we spent most of our time up there grilling, getting some sun but also soaking in the jacuzzi after a long day in the sun :) This place was perfect was head to toe and slept 9 adults comfortably. The supermarket was right down the street and a quick taxi ride to/fro. I would highly recommend this place for any looking to stay in the DR as it is close to everything from Sosua, Puerto Plata and the awesome Cabarete, literally a nice walk down the beach. We grilled on the rooftop as well. I can go on and on about the perfection we enjoyed but trust me when I say when I come back to the DR I will definitely use Casa Azul again.
Thanks Eldis for everything.
Our family enjoyed the stay at Caza Azul. So many pros with this property.
- house is gorgeous
- enough plates/cups/ cookware for everyone
- Cleaning lady was very nice
- Did not have to turn on the light for shower. The water came out nice and warm
- extra bath towels
- We noticed when leaving there were games (playing cards and such) in some of the cabinets and drawers. Would've have been nice to have notified.
- the accommodation for the massage and horse ride was great
And of course Eldis made this booking the easiest thing I had to do. She always responded in a timely fashion and was very accommodating.
30th Birthday Vacation
Eldis was really great at communicating to us and getting our airport transfers organized before we arrived! We got picked up by the house manager, Danny and he drove us to the house. We had someone that spoke fluent spanish and that def came in handy! Some people speak English but it is very broken and hard to understand sometimes. When we arrived there was a security guard who was carrying a weapon (Don't be alarmed - a lot of people in that area carry weapons) He was very kind and let us in. You can tell that the property is getting more secure because they are building higher up around the existing fencing.
When we arrived the maid was already there and Danny introduced us and showed us around the house and how to work everything. Some things to be aware of ...
- The Hot tub is a fantastic feature and was so nice to relax in after a long day of doing nothing haha but just be careful touching the railings because you will get shocked! There must be some electrical running through the wood and because the hot tub is plugged in it caused some shocking. - One of the AC units stopped working two days into the trip but we just called Danny and he came over to help us. It does get a little stuffy but the fans work great! -Take showers at different times and you will all have hot water. If everyone try to at once you won't get very much water pressure or hot water. They provide you with a safe in one of the bedrooms with a separate key. I would highly recommend using this! All passports, jewelry, all of your loose money and anything else you have that is of value.
The maid did a great job but she does stay there all day long when she comes to clean. Just a heads up. I would also lock the doors every time you leave the property even if you are headed to the beach. We also got the chef to cook for us one day. He did breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was $110 to hire him. But, keep in mind you have to buy the groceries of the meals and it ended up being about $300 in groceries and then a $100 tip so total a little over $500. It was delicious but we could of cooked for cheaper (which we did ALOT of)
There is a bar called Martinis that is about a 20 minute walk if you go left on the beach that we went to a lot. They were great! Also, if you want to go into town call Danny and he will take you :) He was so nice about that! Or you can try hopping on a MotoConcho It was a lot of fun but hold on! OVERALL IT WAS GREAT TRIP! House was perfect for what we wanted.
Hi Sarah & thanks for submitting a review.
We are glad you enjoyed our home, services, property and staff - we aim to please!
Our house manager, Danny, is there to insure that our guests are well taken care of and in the unlikely event that an issue does arise, he addresses it immediately to minimize any inconvenience to our guests. We are delighted to hear this was your experience also. As you know, he has already addressed the hot tub and ac so everything is working great and ready for our next guests!
Our maid schedule can be modified upon request otherwise she comes in every other day, cleans thoroughly inside & afterwards works outside the home so as to not disturb our guests.
Regarding the chef, although your tip was incredibly generous, we inform all guests that a normal tip is 15%-20% of the cost of the service, any service and so there is no need to tip anyone their full service fee again. Nevertheless, we are sure he was extremely appreciative. As a reminder, grocery costs vary depending on the client's menu selection for 3 meals & with # of people eating and of course the client's budget.
Incidentally, Martinis is one of our favorites as well! In addition to being walking distance from our home on the beach & offering great food & drinks, they also have a great pool for customers to use.
We are so pleased that you found our lovely home to be perfect for your husband's birthday celebration and we thank you for sharing your experiences with us!
We hope to have your group over again and please be sure to take advantage of our returning guest discount :-)
Proud Owners-Casa Azul
Great adventures in the DR
My wife and I and two kids, 8 and 10, had a great vacation at Casa Azul. Very helpful staff. As cool in real life as the pictures depict. The hot tub was a satisfying end to each adventurous day. We scheduled a beach-side horseback ride and were greeted right at Casa Azul to start the trip.Waterfall exploring and snorkeling just a shore drive away. The place was very well appointed and really well laid out. Hope to come back soon.
HI David! Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased to hear that the whole family had a great time! As the owners of Casa Azul, we pride ourselves in making sure the house we offer our guests looks just like the photos we post online and we are glad to know that you experienced just that! It sounds like everyone enjoyed the house, its location and local attractions as much as we do when we visit. We look forward to having your family over again and please be sure to take advantage of our returning guest discount :-) Proud Owners of Casa Azul
Cabarete is a gorgeous beach town that is vibrant and full of activity (Kite Surfing World Championships,etc.) At less than 1.2 miles due east of the heart of downtown Cabarete, this villa is far away enough to provide you the ultimate in rest and relaxation, but close enough to get you to the action in a hurry! Downtown you will find beachfront bars & restaurants as well as countless shops selling everything from local goods to familiar favorites. In addition, there are many activities available through the vendors downtown such as moped/car rentals, waterfall hopping, nearby sightseeing tours and much more. Cabarete has 3 local grocery stores providing full access to local goods and necessary staples that will allow you to cook, eat and drink as desired. At only 3/4 of a mile from the villa, there is also a Casino undergoing renovations. Casa Azul is located in Villas Paraiso-a gated community of 4 single family million dollar homes with round the clock security guards watching the properties 24/7/365. Casa Azul is located only 12 miles east of the major airport-Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP) and is only 6 miles from the more residential town of Sosua offering further eating, drinking and sightseeing options. Cabarete is a unique opportunity to visit a real town with friendly locals and foreigners alike, providing access to the local culture and cuisine - so much more exciting than being restricted to the property of an all inclusive resort-Enjoy!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
*No required gratuity for staff-pls tip accordingly *$25fee/person/day for every guest after the 6th *Discounts for multiple week rentals *We have a ZERO tolerance no non-registered guest policy for protection of our guests,our villa & our community.Any violation may result in forfeiture of the renter's security deposit & the contract becomes void & renters escorted out permanently.