4 Bedroom Caribbean French Wooden House Built in the 1940's
- english, french, spanish
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.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - This a family friendly home!This a family friendly home!
Pets allowed - Pets are only allowed on the first floor.Pets are only allowed on the first floor.
Smoking allowed - Smoking allowed on the terrace and the yard!Smoking allowed on the terrace and the yard!
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - 25 years old.25 years old.
Wonderful place for a family beach vacation
Great house, wonderful excursion to Cayo Arena that leaves from literally right off the beachfront, mesmerizing swim through the waterfalls, and very friendly and helpful staff. Just know that the town is minimal, food options after 6pm have to be planned, and the ride to get there takes a while.
Best place to stay !!!
We have rented this house for 5 years and we love it! The stay is so friendly and the owners are great to rent from! Never a problem. You will live this place!
Our stay at Punta Rucia exceeded all expectations. The home was very clean and the beach and ocean pristine. Natalie and Carl Phillipe were gracious hosts and the excursions they arranged were such a treat. The restaurant staff was very professional and the meals were delicious. Not enough can be said of Kleibe, Rafelina and Alphonse who made us feel welcome and safe. We would like plan a return trip!
Beautiful but much more rural than anticipated.
Getting to the house is a VERY long, winding ride from either airport (2-1/2 hours). Getting around the area is at best arduous. Very rocky dirt roads to anywhere. The house is lovely, although a bit too sparse in furnishings to make it comfortable. Balcony overlooking the beach is beautiful. We spent most of our time there since sitting on the beach is hazardous with the very strong trade winds that start around 11 am most days through about 5 pm. You leave the beach feeling totally sand blasted. Mosquitoes are not as bad as in many islands but the sand flies surely make up for it. The staff was lovely and always very helpful. Unfortunately, the house is sandwiched between two restaurants. One of which is up and about prepping for the day in quite a loud manner. Lots of yelling back and forth, loud music and most times. The other, runs Cataran excursions several times a week from the beach right in front of the house. Tourist and locals alike come arrive by the bus load from everywhere. We took the tour and found it to be lovely and well with the cost. Overall, it was an okay experience. We gave up trying to leave the property after the first few days because of the difficulty of getting around. Almost totally disconnected from the world (WiFi is sketchy at best). Which left lots of time for read, sleeping, and just resting up. I guess that’s what vacations are for.
Amazing vacation at Villa Mango!
Our family of 6 (grandma, husband and I, and three kids, 9, 5, 1) traveled to this remote yet charming village of Punta Rucia. The village itself is quite small and basic/rustic, and doesn't offer too many tourist like attractions (i.e. Restaurants). However, our host (Natalie & Carl-Philippe) were amazing and took care of all of our needs. They also manage an adjacent restaurant to the property, where our kids had a dozen or more Pina Coladas. And if you are not into cooking this would be a place to enjoy some French cuisine by chef Juan Carlos. You can feel the family-like atmosphere between Natalie and Carl-Philippe, their staff, and guests. It feels like they treat you as part of their family. And this is something you will never feel in an all inclusive resort or hotel type stay.
The property is fantastic, and exactly as advertised. Our kids enjoyed white sandy beach and teal color waters, trampoline, swing and many beach toys that came with the house. Occasionally Alfanso, the ground keeper, would appear with a few open coconuts for our pleasure. He did a great job taking care of the property grounds and making sure we were safe. But the people that really made this trip unique and unforgettable were Kleiby, Rafalina, and their daughters.
Kleiby is your right-hand man, he takes care of your needs (i.e Excursions, trips to grocery stores, snorkeling, driver, etc.). Rafalina takes care of the house (i.e cleaning & washing). She is a great cook! Our kids loved playing with their daughters. But beyond their duties, Kleiby and Rafalina, are caring, warm, open and extremely friendly people despite cultural and language barriers. We were always on the same wave with them!
We spent 10 beautiful sunny days in early April: swimming, snorkeling, visiting 27 waterfalls, mangrove, deep sea, and spear fishing, 2 visits to the paradise island, and swimming with dolphins at Ocean World.
Punta Rucia is all about people, hospitality, atmosphere and great times! We are definitely coming back!!!
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!