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Jim Novack

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, dutch, papiamento

Brand New Ocean View Home, Secure Luxury Samana Village/Marina

14 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Dominican Republic North Coast House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Brand new 240 square meter 3 bedroom (2 master suites) home right in front of Samaná Bay (famous for whale watching from January to March) in secure new luxury neighborhood that includes a 5-star hotel, spa, restaurants, the famous Café del Mar music lounge and a yacht marina. There are dozens of virgin, beautiful beaches that you can visit in 10 to 30 minutes by boat or drive to, we have a 70' dock also available for use.

Keywords: samana, whale watching, marina, deep sea fishing, cafe del mar, yacht harbor, dominican republic

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jim Novack (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, dutch, papiamento

About Jim Novack

We used to live in San Francisco and for the last 12 years have been living in Madrid, Spain and we purchased our dream vacation home in Samaná to spend our summer vacations with our friends, but would like to make it available for other families that we are sure will enjoy it at other times! This last summer we spent 2 months there and had several visitors with kids that absolutely loved it. You should count on renting a 4x4 vehicle to visit the many beaches in the area, but that some of them have challenging access!

Jim Novack purchased this house in 2010

Why Jim Novack chose Dominican Republic North Coast

Samaná is still a perfect mixture of tropical paradise and civilized comforts, we have good friends in the Dominican Republic that recommended this luxury development for its quality, security and absolute perfect location to boat, fish and lounge on the virgin beaches of white powder and azure ocean water.

What makes this house unique

You have the whole range: lounge on the deck with ocean view, deep sea fishing, sailing, driving by 4x4 or boating to the nearby virgin beaches and dancing at the world-famous Café del Mar in the nearby marina.

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

Brand New Ocean View Home, Secure Luxury Samana Village/Marina
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Great experience.

  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit to Puerto Bahía and the first time staying at Mr. Novack's villa. This villa is amazing, very pretty, and well equipped with everything you could need. Puerto Bahía is a great complex, very private and luxurious. I totally recommend it, and staying at Mr. Novack's villa will make your expierence even better. Don't forget to go to Cayo Levantado, there's a tour that departs daily from the Lobby of the Bannister Hotel wich is located inside Puerto Bahía, they also have great restaurants, and Martina the housekeeper of the villa is extremely nice so she can help with anything you need. I hope going back to this villa soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our group to stay. Jim is a wonderful host, that is on top of everything, even if he is abroad. We felt very welcome at his home.

The house is very comfortable, well equipped and in a lovely location.

The small pool was perfect for a refreshing splash and there was a housekeeper that came every day to keep it cristal clean.

Puerto Bahia seems to be quite new, and not very populated yet, so you do get to be in a very quiet place. The restaurant is ok, especially for pizzas, it does not have too many customers, so you should go to the safe options. The mini market at the marina has a good variety and looks neat, and it is always welcome to have someone deliver to the house a couple of beers or something you may have missed to pack for breakfast.

If you are going whale watching, I think Puerto Bahia is the nicest place to stay and Jim's home was a great choice for us.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

High Expectations Exceeded

  • 5 of 5

The property looked fantastic on the HomeAway website, and the rave reviews led us to believe our eyes. But it was even better than we expected. The house is spacious, the view amazing, the facilities top notch. We were five adults—my wife and I, our two children, ages 28 and 26, and our daughter's boy friend, 34. The house afforded privacy when we wanted it, which was rarely, and the shared spaces were big enough that we never felt in each others' way. The kitchen was well equipped, linens and towels plentiful, and Martina, the housekeeper, was on hand every day and prepared a fabulous shrimp stew our last night. WiFi was reliable and fast. There was nothing lacking.

Being situated in Puerto Bahia was another huge plus. The Bannister Hotel's facilities were available. In fact, when my son injured his toe, the hotel called a doctor, who tended it without charge in the hotel's up-to-date infirmary. The Cafe del Mar has wonderful food and a lovely infinity pool—from which, if you wanted to, you could descend by ladder and swim in the bay. Puerto Bahia was serene and beautiful and great to return to after a day on the road to Las Terrenas or Playa Rincon. Samana was a five-minute drive, and big enough to have ATMs, pharmacies, supermarkets, etc.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Beautiful place to stay! Amazing Sightseeing

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful. It was definitely the best decision for us being a large group vacationing in Samana. Would definitely stay again and recommend to future travelers. Everyone we dealt with before & during our stay was incredibly cordial and hospitable. The decor within the home was very modern and well designed. :)

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful & Serene Villa in Samana, D.R.

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful inside and out. VERY spacious and calm. It was definitely the best decision for us being a large group vacationing in Samana. Would definitely stay again and recommend to future travelers. Everyone we dealt with before & during our stay was incredibly cordial and hospitable. The decor within the home was very modern and well designed. We loved everything about our stay from our home attendant to the china and kitchen ware. Thank you for making our stay and vacation wonderful! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Great find!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described on the website and pictures. Clean, cozy, beautiful house with a breathtaking view of Samana Bay. Short walk to the marina. The staff (Martina) was very helpful and friendly. Jim was a great host, replied very fast and gave us good tips to enjoy our stay. We'll definately come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Samaná International Airport
Car: recommended

Whale watching from January to March!

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Rates & Availability

Samana House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Jun to Nov
May 17 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$3,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,750
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

All Taxes and Fees are included as well as daily Housekeeping/Cooking with your items from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Optionally, our housekeeper may stay overnight in her own bedroom downstairs and prepare dinner with the food items you provide, or if you prefer provide all the ingredients and delight you with Dominican specialties like Zancocho, for reasonable additional cost.

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Amenities

Dominican Republic North Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (2) one of them has a pull out bed below for a child, Double Beds (2), Murphy Beds (1) This is a pull out bed under one of the king size beds, for a child or baby.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We can help you plan your vacation, because we spent 2 months there last summer and tried and did everything, boating, ziplining, visited the many beaches, etc. with children or without, and will be glad to provide you with all the information...!

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