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Exclusive Beachfront

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom Caribbean French Wooden House Built in the 1940's

Exclusive beachfront!

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 at US$35 for all 4 rooms), 2 full bathrooms with water heater, 32”LED TV, cable TV service, wireless internet, large brick BBQ (Charcoal NOT PROVIDED), 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 of US$35 for all 4 rooms. Each room includes a fan at no extra cost.

A minimum of 5 nights stay is required.

Additional information & Fees:

We offer airport pick up/ drop off: for parties of 4 people or less, we charge US$150 each way for airport pickup and drop-off from and to the airports mentioned above. We personally do the pick-up and drop-off in our SUV, if we're unable our driver is always available. This is paid after the service is offered. If you are over 4 people, we have a minivan for up to 8 people plus luggage, the cost is US$200. from Puerto Plata and Santiago airport. In the pick up we include one hour waiting at the supermarket, if other stops are required the cost is USD$ 50 extra per hour or hour fraction. If pick up or drop off are in night time (6:00 pm- 8:00 am) the cost is US$250 and USD$ 300, respectively.

We really don't recommend our guests to rent cars as traffic can get very hectic (a lot of people don't respect the traffic signs and there are a LOT of motorcycles), streets aren't well signaled and GPS (or google map) is not to be trusted, as it can take you off roads. We have had guests taking up to 8 hours when we usually take 1.5-2 hours from the airport to the house. Most of our guests who rent cars regret doing so. But of course this is ultimately your decision.

We have a BBQ, but charcoal is not included and is to be bought in the supermarket.

In Punta Rusia there is only a very small market with the most basic items: eggs, salt, sugar, sodas, beer, tropical fruits and vegetables, generic toilet paper and very fresh seafood.

We offer complimentary but limited amounts of coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, toilet paper, body soap, shampoo and conditioner. We also supply unlimited drinking water.

Our maid offers cooking services from USD$20-50 per day depending on how many meals you would like her to prepare (1-3 meals per day). This price includes the cooking service and cleaning the dishes afterwards, all ingredients must be supplied by you. Her specialty is fresh seafood and Dominican food.

We always recommend our guests the use of mosquito repellent and sunscreen, you can get these at the supermarket.

There are no pharmacies or ATM in town, you can find these at the airport or supermarket in the city you fly into.

Check in at your arrival is at 2 pm the earliest and check out at your departure is at 11 am the latest. Failing to leave the premises on time will result into a fine of USD$ 100 per hour to be discounted from the security deposit.

There will be a late check in and early check out (9 pm to 7 am) charge of USD$ 25 each, only if our pick up/ drop off service is not used.

Maximum capacity is 8 people, including children from 2 years of age and on, if more people were to sleep in the house a fine will apply of USD$ 50 per extra person per night.

More Details

Carl-Philippe Mangones
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Carl-Philippe Mangones

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

Why Carl-Philippe Mangones chose Punta Rucia

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!

What makes this villa unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Feb 2014
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Punta Rucia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom is of a single level with no steps!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 armoire and wireless sound system. Beachview!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 armoire, 2 puffs and 2 night stands! Yard View!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 armoire, 2 puffs and 2 night stands! Yard view!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 armoire, 2 puffs and 2 night stands! Downstair BeachView!
  • The 3 upstairs bedrooms include ceiling fan and quiet split air conditioning. The downstairs bedroom includes tower fan and quiet split air conditioning. Air conditioners have an extra cost per night! Besides the summer months, the temperature with the sea breeze is cool at night.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.857143 based on 36 reviews

The house was literally on the beach with shade from the Sea Grape trees.

  • 5 of 5

The home was lovely. The sandy grounds and view of the ocean could not have been better. We did not use the AC as the ocean breeze and overhead fans were enough to keep nights comfortable. The drive from Puerto Plata is pretty grueling (over 2 hours) but we were looking to get away. The town of Punta Rucia is nothing more than a collection of shacks with galvanized metal roofs, a few fairly rustic but charming hotels and restaurants. Maybe not for everyone but we loved it. The locals are very friendly. We experienced no soliciting. As others have said use bug spray as those little black flies will chew up your ankles but frankly not nearly as bad as Michigan mosquitos or Canadian black flies. Kleiby our driver, caretaker, tour guide and guardian angel was great. His wife Rafalina (housekeeper, gourmet chef and my wife's personal Spanish teacher and best friend for the week) was a joy. Next door is a bar/ restaurant that has moderate activity during the day but closes in the late afternoon so no night time noise issues. Decent snorkeling right off the beach if you swam out several hundred yards.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Santiago, DR

A hidden paradise with the comfort of home!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Mango is truelly home away from home in the most beautiful and peaceful location, away from it all, but with all the comfort, is the petfect getaway for quality time with your loved ones!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Amazing off the beaten path location, amazing people.

  • 5 of 5

I'm afraid to review this place, as I want it all to ourselves! We will definitely go back if we get the chance. This place is for people who want to get away from the crowded resort scene and experience a different culture. It was an adventure but also incredibly relaxing. This is a wonderful, nicely furnished house literally right on the beach in a super quiet village called Punta Rucia. Stunning views every morning while drinking coffee. Decent internet access so we could check in on our online businesses too.The house managers Kleiby and Rafalina were amazing and so fun to interact with. They met all of our needs with a ride to and from the airport in Santiago (2.5 hour drive with a stop at grocery store), a day touring Porta Plata and a day snorkeling out at Paradise island (amazing!). They even managed to pick up a cake for my wife's 40th birthday. We also had Rafalina cook for us a handful of nights...which was awesome. My kids said they want her to come home with us!

Keep in mind that there are only a handful of restaurants, a bar next door, a small market and not much else in this location...except for a beautiful beach. You will see and experience a more typical DR experience that is outside the sterilized resort scene. Everything was very comfortable and we felt safe the whole time. We were sad to leave.

A couple other notes: The one thing that we didn't enjoy was the bugs! We got lots of annoying bug bites. Bring bug spray with deet. We did have a couple of power outages, but not a big deal for us. Owners, Carl-Philippe and Natalie were wonderful and responsive to all the questions we asked.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We always look for unique vacation experiences, and Beachfront, with outdoor living such as this property are by far our favorite. In addition to being a beautiful area, we felt very safe and well cared for. Everyone was very friendly wherever we went. Our group cooked some nights, others we went out or had Rafaelina cook for us. Do make sure you load up on groceries before arriving as recommended. Bug juice is a must! A trip to the 27 Waterfalls is well worth it if you are somewhat adventurous.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The villa is exactly as pictured. Very beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Santa Ruicia is beautiful town but very remote. We were torn about renting a car and so didn’t, frankly once you are there, other than going to the grocery store there is no where else to go so you don’t need a car. There are no bars in the town and only one restaurant which for us it was a bit too quiet! We did hire someone to cook for us which made up for it. All in all it was a beautiful trip and much preferred over the all-inclusive resort experience. The diving was also very nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little bit of paradise.

  • 5 of 5

This was truly a wonderful trip. The property was fantastic but our staff is what made it so great. Alberto and Rafalina (SP) were so graicious and helpful. WE arrived as strangers but left as family. I have never rented a home where the folks went out of their way to make you feel so at home. We had a small problem which was in no way the fault of the property but the owners made concessions beyond our expectations. They truly were the professionals that you hope to rent from. The property was on a beach that was almost private and right in our back yard. On a cautionary note you have to go to this property with either a plan to eat out every night or a detailed menu as the main grocery store is in Santiago which is 2.5-3 hours away. Food had to be well planned as we stayed for 12 days. If you are into fast paced action this is not for you. If you are looking to immerse yourself in a culture and have a great property to do it in this is the place. The local people were very friendly and we walked down town at night I felt very safe. I hate to brag on this place too much as we may want to go back in the future. Do not want to ruin a well kept secret. Thank you again Carl-Philippe and Natalie & Alberto and Rafalina.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Puerto Plata
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Villa Rosa
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Route 30
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Villa Rosa
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Villa Mango '20 steps away'
Car: not necessary

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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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