|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Please checkout our other listing (Villa Gabi). Listing # 3770880.
Villa Mango, a 1940´s Caribbean wooden retreat remodeled by today’s standards. Located on the exotic northern shoreline in Punta Rucia, Puerto Plata province, between Luperon and Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic.
This graceful Caribbean property combines elegance and simplicity: a real dream come true! This is the perfect escape to a tropical paradise just for you. It’s a must visit, with its precious beach, abundant colorful coral reefs minutes away for snorkeling and, with Villa Mango’s 21 feet fishing boat, just 20 minutes away from the famous Cayo Paraiso, ranked by CNN Travel in May 2013 ¨The 34th most beautiful beach in the world¨.
Villa Mango is the perfect getaway, with its private gated 11,000 sq. ft. property, exclusive coral sand & crystal water beach, 4 spacious bedrooms each with air-conditioning (OPTIONAL), 2 full bathrooms with water heater, 32”LED TV, cable TV service, wireless internet, sound system in 3 different areas of the house for the different crowds, large brick BBQ, hammocks, open terrace dinning space, interactive very well equipped kitchen (NO MICROWAVE NOR DISHWASHER), laundry area with washing and drying machine, back up generator and backup battery inverter powered by solar panels to guaranty an enjoyable and comfortable stay with 24 hours of electricity.
Nearby, you can enjoy the culinary art of 2 French Restaurants as well as typical Dominican food. Also a few houses away, we have a little authentic Italian Pizzeria. Just next door, you have “Paradise Island” a tour operator that offers tours to tourists visiting Cayo Paraiso, this establishment’s restaurant also offers breakfast, lunch and dinner that can be served directly at Villa Mango's table as if we were part of the restaurant: they also serve drinks to the public.
The perfect Dominican spot with one of the country’s least percentile of precipitation (it almost never rain), a great condition to guaranty a wonderful outdoor vacation.
Personnel included: a Maid available for daily cleaning and a gardener that sleeps on the premises to assure your safety and comfort.
Punta Rucia is located at 60 km from Puerto Plata city.
Our driver is always available for airport pick up and drop-off from Puerto Plata or Santiago’s International airport for a maximum of 4 guests + luggages and in our Chevrolet Express van we offer services for groups of up to 8 guests plus luggages.
The use of the Villa’s 21 feet fishing boat for rides, fishing and water sports is available at an extra cost, including an experienced captain and all the necessary equipment.
The use of the air-conditioning is available at an extra cost per room. Each room includes a fan at no extra cost.
A minimum of 5 nights stay is required.
We've been married for 9 years and have a wonderful baby girl of 8 years of age. We love the water and enjoy our weekends on our boat!
Carl-Philippe Mangones purchased this villa in 2013
This was love at first site! We first bought our boat last year and we were looking for the perfect place to enjoy the boating life, for us, Punta Rucia was the most amazing place to own a boat in the northern coast.
A few months later, we found this great opportunity with our teacher from Law-School that was looking for a potential buyer to sale his 40 year old weekend retreat that he had remodeled back than. We jumped on the occasion and remodeled it by today's standards, this was certainly one of the best decisions we have taken in our 9 years of marriage.
This is truly a unique paradise far from the big crowd!
Beach House right on the bay, with protection from the Atlantic big waves. This is the perfect spot for the family and small kids to enjoy the tranquility of calm waters. Punta Rucia is still a quiet and secret touristic site away from the big crowd. This is a small town where everyone knows each other by name and live in harmony. This is truly the perfect spot to disconnect and have true relaxing vacations.
Superbe semaine passée dans la maison de Philippe et Nathalie. Ils ont été absolument adorables de venir nous chercher à l'aéroport de Santiago au milieu de la nuit (!) et nous accompagner jusqu'à la maison. (2 heures de route). Le site est magnifique, la maison pleine de charme, le service parfait, le village accueillant.
A noter pour information:
- l'environnement est bruyant la nuit (vagues, générateur électrique du voisin, animaux de fermes, départ des barques au petit matin, ...)
- quelques moustiques
- les possibilités de course sont assez limitées dans le village. Idéalement, prévoir un "plein d'épicerie" sur le chemin de l'aller.
House is beautifully done. Luxury and simplicity there. Designed to catch perfect cross breeze . Best views. Surrounded by friendly local people. Utter peace. House was pristine , with everything we needed. One unexpected but priceless experience was the friendship formed with the caretakers of the home . You cannot imagine more genuine, friendly souls. The conversations and fun we had with the people was the best part of the trip. Beautiful country, beautiful house, wonderful people. Thank you. We will be back. Special thank you to Kleiby, Rafelina, and Alfonso. Carl-Philippe and Natalie also were wonderful and took the time to meet us after we arrived and answered any question immediately . Amazing !
I wanted to treat my adult children (and a friend each) to a warm vacation where they could be introduced to tropical fish. They had all been to resorts before, so I wanted something away from commercialized resort areas. Villa Mango was affordable for our large group of 7, and it turned out to be ideal. Everyone LOVED it ! We did not rent a car, and Carl-Phillipe's van was spacious and more affordable than a rental. We stalked up on groceries and made our own breakfasts and lunches every day, with the plan to eat out for supper. Villa Mango was very comfortable for our big group and is in a spectacular location. The night we arrived, without any notice, we stumbled into Carmen's Restaurant, and even with a power outage, she cooked us a delicious meal. We ate at all of the local restaurants and found the food and service wonderful, and shockingly cheap compared to Canada. (It worked out best to let the restaurant know earlier in the day that we were coming, because of our big group.) Kleiby, Rafaelina and Alphonse took excellent care of us, and the 3 little daughters are adorable. Kleiby is a great boat captain and a talented free diver. He guided us on a wonderful snorkel at the reef and took our underwater camera to get some great shots of our family snorkeling with the fish. Our best meal by far was Rafaelina's mahi mahi. There was a perfect mix of activities and relaxation. We had a great day with Rene from Corales Scuba. For an affordable price, he picked us up by boat, took the qualified divers first while the rest snorkeled, and then took 4 of us on a "Learn to Scuba" beginner dive. It was quite exciting and a special opportunity. My kids played billiards and dominoes with the locals and really enjoyed learning some Spanish. They all agreed this cultural experience was much better than a resort. Don't forget to go to the pizza place in the other direction from town. If you are a light sleeper, bring ear plugs (distant roosters). Bring lots of sunscreen. We enjoyed kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, a visit to the manatees, and we all walked the long beautiful beach every day. My husband loved the fancy open-air resort right next door, where he indulged in an afternoon pina colada every day. Once we arrived at Villa Mango, no one wanted to go to any of the tourist attractions near Peurta Plata. We definitely hope to go back again!!
My wife and I surprised our three kids with a trip to the D.R. for Christmas. This was one of the coolest places I've ever gone. The house is beautiful and very user friendly, I wish I could live in a place like this. We spent our nine days on the beach, rented kayaks nearby at Villa Rosa, swam and snorkeled, and enjoyed long walks on the beach or in town. A trip to 27 Waterfalls was great and offered great views of the beautiful and scenic countryside. We also rented their boat for a day for the trip to Paradise Island which offered outstanding snorkeling. While the water gets a bit stirred up for snorkeling right in front of the house it is still very beautiful and offers an amazing experience.
The staff are wonderful. Klavie was our driver and boat captain who didn't speak a lot of English but we managed to communicate with my poor Spanish and his english. He was a great help and I consider him a new friend. As Natalie and Carl -Philippe recommend we did arrange for them (Klavie and Calr-Philippe) to pick us up instead of renting a car. This worked out very well as we ended up getting in late due to flight delays. They were able to find us an open supermarket for groceries on Christmas day and get us safely to the house in the dark. I will rent a car next time but for our first trip to the D.R., with three young kids, it was nice to not get lost.
The town is small and doesn't offer many places to eat or shop as they openly state. But the people are friendly and always return a smile, wave, or "hola'". Watching them play domino's by the beach and sharing a round of rum and cokes with a few local guys was great entertainment. The food at Klavie's father's restaurant was outstanding.
If you like a little adventure and nice quite places this place was wonderful. I didn't want to leave and would definitely go back, and hope to do so! Thank you again for a wonderful stay!
Villa Mango is nice, but as with any property, has limitations and drawbacks, which the owner will share with you in advance, and upon request. As with any property, some of these may be under the owner’s control, others may not, such those arising from activities undertaken by other parties within the jurisdiction which may or may not impact on the quality of your experience. I would advise any guest to review these carefully and exercise all due caution and consideration, and to freely arrive at their own opinion, to be shared openly, or not.
If you go, please visit the Manatee park – they are doing important work there protecting this endangered species and caring for its health and welfare by limiting impacts on its environment of pollutants. You will enjoy your visit immensely and they will benefit from your support.
We loved our stay at the house so much that while we were there we inquired to go back the next month! Our favorite part was waking up to the beautiful view - the house is right on the most beautiful beach with turquoise, calm water. Sometimes we were the only people on the beach.
We love to cook so going to the supermarket on the way there was a great suggestion from Carl-Philippe and Natalie. They even met us there and were the sweetest, kindest, helpful couple. We did enjoy a couple of meals in town so it was helpful that I spoke a little bit of Spanish. The town is not a touristy town - something that my husband and I appreciated as we were looking for an authentic Dominican experience.
We rented bikes and rode to Playa Ensenada and to see the Manatees. We would have liked to rent a car to explore a bit more.
As other reviewers have stated - the staff of Villa Mango are very kind, helpful and respectful of privacy. A highlight for us was going out on the boat and snorkeling. We saw beautiful coral and tropical fish. We would have loved to do it every day!
We will definitely be returning to Villa Mango! It was everything that we love in a vacation.
This was our second trip to Punta Rucia, and of course we again stayed in our favorite beachside house "Villa Mango." We rarely return to a location because there are so many places on this planet we want to visit.....so it says a lot that this was our second stay at Villa Mango, in two years. We first stayed at Villa Mango in June 2014....during which time my wife and I got married on the very small island of Paradise Island (just a short boat ride from Villa Mango). The entire trip was beyond perfect....and our wedding was more than we ever dreamed !!! We celebrated our 1-year anniversary at Villa Mango in June 2015.....once again everything was perfect !!! The house is literally right on the beach and it is super clean with very comfortable accommodations. The people of Punta Rucia are super friendly; and this includes the entire staff of Villa Mango (grounds keeper, house keeper, boat captain, and the owners of Villa Mango). The beach is very quiet....you'll practically have it to yourself most of the day. I rave on and on about Villa Mango....just know Villa Mango is a hidden gem.
Visiting the famous sandbar 'Cayo Paraiso' ranked by CNN Travel the 34th most beautiful beach in the world.
Visit the mangrove forests and also the protected Manatee wild life reserve 5 km away!
Visit 26 km away in La Isabela the ruins of the first city of the New World!
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.