About the property
- Villa15000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Villa, 8 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 10+ Baths, (Sleeps 16-24)
* NOTE: WE REIMBURSE YOUR HOMEAWAY/VRBO TRAVELER FEE with an instant credit towards excursions or other activities while you are at the villa *
Eight (8) spacious bedrooms overlooking the ocean, each individually air conditioned with full en suite bathrooms, provide luxury accommodations for you and your family or group. Our 15,000 sq. ft. luxury villa is fully staffed, including an executive chef, so your every need is looked after and catered to while you are in residence. The vacation rental is located within a prestigious gated community and is adjacent to a 600' semi-private golden beach you can enjoy at any time, day or night. And to help accommodate very large groups of up to 20 adults / kids, we offer various day beds and inflatable beds located in the bedrooms.
Throughout the villa and particularly in the bedrooms you will find stunning hand-painted frescoes and murals reminding you of the Tuscan inspiration for our vacation home. We selected the Dominican Republic to build the home because of the warm, friendly people who welcome you to their island paradise and Cabrera because they are the nicest of all!
Master #1 (Firenze Suite) - King Bed, Walk In Closet, Bathroom w/two person tub, separate shower, toilet & bidet.
Master #2 (Siena Suite) - King Bed, Walk In Closet, Bathroom w/two person tub, separate shower, toilet. Handicap accessible.
Guest #1 (Fiesole) - Queen Bed, Armoire, Bathroom w/glass-walled shower overlooking the ocean, toilet.
Guest #2 (La Spezia) - King Bed, Wall Closet, Bathroom w/shower, toilet.
Guest #3 (Viareggio) - King Bed, Wall Closet, Bathroom w/shower, toilet.
Guest #4 (Lucca Suite) - King Bed, Day Bed, Wall Closet, Bathroom w/shower, toilet.
Guest #5 (Pisa Suite) - Two Double Beds, Wall Closet, Bathroom w/shower, toilet.
Guest #6 (Dolce Vita) - King Bed, Two Day Beds, Wall Closet, Bathroom w/shower, toilet (perfect teen room).
Each of the bedrooms is fully air-conditioned with individual controls for personal enjoyment. The two master suites have additional seating spaces as does the Lucca Suite. All of the suites have direct access to a deep, shady terrace. All bedrooms have hair dryers.
The villa game room is fully equipped to help entertain you while you are in vacation here in the Dominican Republic. The villa bar is located adjacent to the game room and rapidly becomes one of the busiest locations in the villa. The rest of the game room includes: 15' custom-designed championship shuffleboard table, poker table, foosball table, pool table, ping-pong table and, of course, large flat screen television with satellite and a vast DVD collection.
Private Swimming Pool
The private swimming pool is a massive, freeform, zero-entry swimming pool with over 3600 square feet of surface area! The 60' x 60' swimming pool boasts a diving rock, separate hot tub / spa, peninsula and swim thru. The zero entry end is perfect for kids to play since it is so shallow and provides safer handicapped access should that be necessary. The swimming pool is large enough to accommodate an entire family group with everyone having their own space.
Come and experience a vacation as you have never before experienced. See why Fodor's Travel Guide rates it a 'Fodor's Choice' destination and why MSNBC's 'On the Money' highlighted the villa.
Additional Features of this fantastic Caribbean vacation villa rental by owner include:
- 2 Huge Living Areas; one a splendid grand living room for entertaining, the other a totally equipped game room for relaxation
- Formal Dining, Al Fresco Dining, Private Dining and Grand Terrace Dining areas
- Massive 18' deep, shady grand terrace with luxurious furnishings for outdoor living and relaxation
- Two Gourmet Kitchens for Entertaining Large Groups
- Twin 60Kv Cummings Diesel Generators, Batteries & Inverter System for Uninterrupted Power Supply
- 44,000 Gallon Underground Cistern with Redundant 55psi Water Pumps
- Private Wine Cellar with Individual Temperature Controls Holds 600+ Bottles
- 3 Elegant Hand-Carved Coralina Fireplaces with Gas Logs & Remote Ignition
- Gorgeous Hand Painted Ceilings and Wall Murals by International Muralist
- Full Exercise Facility including Elliptical Runner, Recumbent Bike, Bow Flex, and Free Weights
- Spa-Quality Luxurious Padded Pool Chairs and Chaise Lounges
- Interior and Exterior Sound Systems w/iPod Docs and CD Players
- Direct Access to Our Romantic 600' Secluded White Sand Beach
- Portable Beach Lounge Chairs & Umbrellas
- Children's Beach / Pool Toys & Board Games
- 4 Hole Onsite Putting / Chipping Greens and nearby Playa Grande Golf Course
- Italian Hand-Carved Marble Entrance Fountain; perfect for romantic pictures
- Romantic, Secluded Garden Areas Overlooking the Sea
- Spectacular Hand Built Stone Privacy Wall Surrounds the Villa
- Fully Trained Staff including Chef de Cuisine, On-Site Concierge, Masseuse, Laundress, Housekeepers, Gardeners & Security
- Handicap Accessible Ground Floor Master Suite, Gardens and Zero-entry Pool
- High Speed (DSL) Wireless Internet Throughout
- much more...
Romantic Island Wedding Destination: Imagine a destination wedding in a tropical island paradise and you have imagined Villa Castellamonte. Nestled within 2 acres of daily manicured, tropical gardens next to a golden sand beach you will find many locations for your wedding vows. Most of our happy brides chose the lower garden because of the stunning and sweeping views overlooking the azure blue ocean waters. Receptions as large as 200 people (and as small as 10) have enjoyed the ambiance and beauty of the stone deck surrounding the private pool. Your wedding planning is coordinated with our dedicated wedding planner who has years of expertise and experience designing and managing weddings of every size. Leave the details to our destination wedding planner while you enjoy paradise!
Keywords: Villa, Dominican Republic, Luxury Villa, Fully staffed, Family, Wedding, Beachfront, Vacation Rental
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We built Villa Castellamonte as a family vacation retreat and are happy to help others experience the luxury, relaxation and total enjoyment available here in the Dominican Republic.
Jason purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Jason chose Orchid Bay Estates
Our property was designed with family in mind so it lends itself beautifully to larger groups such as destination weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats and similar sized groups.
What makes this Villa unique
This luxury villa is truly a unique and unusual vacation rental for a number of reasons. The architecture as a Tuscan villa in the Caribbean is further enhanced through highly detailed hand-painted frescos and murals by an international artist. The Siena Suite is a fully handicap accessible suite with direct access to the zero entry pool, enabling guests of all ages to easily enjoy the entire villa easily. On grounds putting and chipping greens provide guests with excellent opportunities to sharpen their short game before visiting the nearby Playa Grande Golf Course. These are only some of the many unique attributes of the villa!
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Absolutely beautiful and friendly
Our group had such an amazing time. We were treated to every comfort and service you could imagine-the property and staff are truly magnificent. We decided on the full meal plan and wow- it’s not only fine dining restaurant quality but more than enough- you won’t go hungry! The pool area is so expansive so there is plenty of room for privacy when wanted and there are several game venues, pool-ping pong-shuffleboard to enjoy when a break from the sun is needed. Definitely hike down the cliff pathway to the beach, you will be treated to the feeling of being shipwrecked on a deserted island.As suggested we used cab services vs renting - this is definitely the right choice when visiting. We can’t wait to return! Thank you all !!!
Thank you for the wonderful review, we are delighted our guests enjoy the villa as much as we do. Please do plan to come again soon...we loved having you!
I brought a group of 19 people to the property for four nights. The property itself was better than expected and was more than able to sleep a large group comfortably. Everyone in my group had nothing but good things to say about property. I think one of the best parts of the property is that it really has everything you need from a recreation standpoint. My group took advantage of the pool, the ping pong table, the shuffleboard table, the pool table, the beach and the basketball court. We also had a massage services brought into the house for two days. We even were able to see whales on the ocean right from our pool.
The property is staffed with a large number of people to keep things humming. I think there were 3 hosts, 2 chefs, and a variety of cleaning staff, gardeners, security, etc. You will mostly interact with the hosts on a day to day basis and they were amazing. We kept them late a few nights and they were happy to accommodate us.
The meal style was probably a bit more formal than I expected with scheduled group sittings three times a day as oppose to casual eating. Not a problem for my group as we quick acclimated. The meals themselves were top notch and met all my expectations.
Michelle was wonderful to work with to setup all the logistics and the excursions. We ended up doing a whale watching tour in Samana Bay which was amazing. We saw whales surface and breach multiple times and had a great time. The tour company provided door-to-door service right from the house which was great.
All said and told this place was great value and exceeded expectations for me and my group. Thanks so much for a great time!
Thank you, Stephen, for visiting with us on such a memorable date. The staff all tell me to say “hola” and thank you for your generous gratuity. Anytime you would like to return, please believe ‘mi casa es su casa!’
Wonderful Family Trip
This is the perfect property if you have a large group. My family of 21 spent a week over the Thanksgiving holiday at this wonderful home. Michelle did an outstanding job of handling all our reservations for day trips as well as setting up the many Manicures, pedicures and massages. The staff did a great job of waiting on this large group by providing three meals a day and a mid day snack as well as making many beverages from the bar. The food was fantastic and they went out of their way to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal and a Birthday cake for one of our guest. All in all, the perfect place for our family.
Thank you Laurence! It was great to have you there and I hope you consider the Dominican Republic, and Villa Castellamonte, for your future vacations.
Abstolutely stunning Villa, Location and Staff
As great as the Villa looks in the photos, it is even nicer in person. We were a group of 10 people, but could have easily been 16 or more and never felt crowded as the Villa is enormous and the beautiful grounds provided ample opportunity and space for everyone to spread out and have privacy when not all spending time together. The entire villa is extremely well appointed and the grounds meticulously maintained. Each of the 8 bedrooms is larger and nicer than a high end hotel and it was great the way they were spread out across the Villa for even more privacy. As you can see, the pool is really large and our group loved floating around and engaging in some pool volleyball, ping pong and pool during out stay. There is a really nice beach accessible down a beautiful stone stairway in the backyard of the Villa and we enjoyed two fun bonfires on the beach. It is hard to say enough about the daily staff as they catered to us all day and night. The chefs, butlers, maids and landscapers are all top notch and super friendly. We had two chefs and a restaurant manager in our group of guests and the chefs were really wonderful at accommodating any and all of our numerous requests. We even had a really fun whole pig roasted one night, and the staff that sets up the beach bonfire brings down to the beach a full bar and music and the all important smores. Thankfully we did a lot of swimming and other activities or we all would have gained a lot of weight. Finally, it is hard to say enough good things about our host/concierge Michelle. We were communicating long before we arrived and settled on menu and wine and liquor selections and she stopped by every day to check on us and was just a text message away whenever we had a question. She arranged transportation to and from the airport for all of our guests (who were arriving at different times) and she arranged for local tour companies to stop by after we arrived to explain different excursions that we might want to do. She helped us arrange some excursions on our own and we also used available tour companies for a couple of great snorkeling adventures and for horseback riding and two great lunches on Playa Grande beach. The villa staff and hosts all are really experienced and made everything go smoothly. This really is a perfect place for a large family gathering or a gathering of couples/friends (our group) or corporate retreat and, of course, a destination wedding in the beautiful backyard. Hope to return.
Thank you for your open and honest review of Villa Castellamonte. We truly enjoyed meeting you and helping you to have a wonderful vacation. Your comments about the staff are particularly welcome as we know they work tirelessly yet happily to make vacations truly special here. We hope to see you again in the future!
Run down property with inconsiderate owners.
Avoid this place at all costs. Air conditioners in multiple rooms were not working. There would be no running water or electricity for hours or days at a time. We spoke with the owners and concierge multiple times and received no apology or help. In addition, multiple guests had items and money stolen from their rooms. I am disappointed and embarrassed to have spent time here and invited guests to spend time here.
First of all, I do want to thank you for visiting our lovely home and I'm sorry you had a negative experience. We've been renting our vacation home for over 15 years and have never, not once, received such a negative (and inaccurate) review. The recent hurricanes apparently caused damage to an a/c unit and our power generator that went undiscovered until they were used. The a/c unit was replaced the same day and the power generator had worked for the entire time until the last day.
I'm not going into a "he said/she said" about your 3-day stay with us but I will remind you that you received 1/3rd of your rental money back as our form of apologies for the discomfort. Everything works in our villa as our current guests will happily attest to once they are done with their week-long vacation. I'm sorry you felt otherwise and am equally disappointed in the accuracy of your review.
A highly memorable trip!
We just returned from the beautiful villa and have to say it was one of the MOST AMAZING vacations ever. We were 17 of us - 10 adults and 7 kids and there was ample room for all. The staff were wonderful and we were thoroughly pampered from morning to night. The food was outstanding and plentiful. Thank you Rupert, Felix, Felicita, Joel and all those who made this family reunion such a memorable one. The reasons I did not give it an Excellent rating is because the air conditioning did not work in half the rooms and despite us bringing this to the staff's attention on more than one occasion, they could not fix it. This resulted in many family members being uncomfortable at night due to the heat. I just feel for the price we paid we should have been able to get this resolved or been given some credit back on our stay. Other than that, no issues with the villa. Other watch-outs for future visitors - it is far from airports. Flights to Samana are more expensive and not as much choice of airlines. The drive from Santa Domingo is about 2-2.5 hours. Once we got there however, being remote did not bother us at all (in fact we enjoyed the privacy and lack of other tourists). Regarding the beach access below the villa - it is rocky and not ideal for swimming. There are beautiful beaches about 10-20 mins away that we ended up visiting but you need a car or taxi. Overall, a fantastic visit and I would highly recommend staying here. There is something for all ages. It will be hard to top this trip. Thank you Jason and family for sharing this place with us!
Sorry about the a/c unit causing problems, unfortunately things tend to break when they are least expected to. Our sincerest apologies and we'll definitely give you a credit should you decide to return!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
* WE REIMBURSE YOUR VRBO TRAVELER FEE with an instant credit towards excursions or other activities while you are at the villa. Special weeks such as President’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and July 4th are premium weeks @ $3400/nt. Holiday Rates for Christmas and New Year are noted. Please contact owner for up to date rates for these high demand weeks. Purchase of our meal plan and a 12% staff gratuity are mandatory. Max 2ppl per bedroom, add'l persons may have additional fees. Smaller groups using 4 bedrooms or less can save $$, contact us.