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"La Caribelle". Charming, comfortable. VALUE. Close to Beach, Hotel & Marina.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Your home to enjoy lifestyle, action, safety within tropical beauty and luxury.

This villa is one of the very few three-story buildings, offering a panorama view from the terrace of the master bedroom on the 3rd. floor.

On the 2nd. floor, there are two bedrooms/bathrooms each with a balcony.

On the ground floor, a large social area is divided into a living area (right side) and a dining area (left side), latter adjoining to a spacious and well-equipped kitchen, maid and service quarters. (Also, there is another room in an annex, with an independent entrance to the drive-way. This room is not for rent, is kept for owners' use, storage.)

The villa is constructed with prime materials, marble floors, roof tiles, mahogany wood for all doors, stairway and kitchen. Large windows and glass doors offer a great view to the terraces and tropical garden. The terraces hold a covered seating area on one side and an open pool and separate Jacuzzi on the other.

The wide patio and garden area has sugar cane, banana, lemon, cherry, avocado and mango trees growing.

Full daytime maid and cooking service is included.

The villa is centrally located within Casa de Campos' unequalled variety of facilities, amenities and services, like: Private ocean beach, Marina & Yacht Club, Luxury Hotel (Leading hotels of the World), shopping center & cinemas, hospital, 4 championship golf courses, tennis center, riding stables, polo fields, shooting range and the magnificent artist village, museum and amphitheater of Altos de Chavon.

More Details

Owner
Horst & Nancy Fasel
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Horst & Nancy Fasel

Horst, born in Germany, residing since over 40 years in the Dominican Republic. Tourism consultant and entrepreneur. Lives in the capital, Santo Domingo, with his wife Nancy, who manages her own law office.

Horst & Nancy Fasel purchased this villa in 2007

Why Horst & Nancy Fasel chose Vivero

Casa de Campo is one of the world's leading vacation and residential resorts. It offers prime city facilities but within wide, beautiful, tropical nature. Great life style in a safe and comfortable environment. Golfing is superb. The reef-secured ocean beach is great for safe swimming. Bicycle and walking trails along the ocean or horse back trips up on the hills make for unforgettable sunset rides. At the hotel, the marina or Altos de Chavon village, the restaurants, bars, discos, cinemas, shops provide entertainment which caters to all tastes, young or old.

What makes this villa unique

Villa is centrally located between hotel reception, beach and marina. Being a weekend retreat for the owners, it is comfortably and nicely furnished and well taken care of.

Good value for money.

Amenities

Vivero Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please see Rental Agreement and House Rules below
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , bathroom, walk in, balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom, bathroom, walk-in, roof top terrace
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , bathroom, walk in, balcony
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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"La Caribelle". Charming, comfortable. VALUE. Close to Beach, Hotel & Marina.
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 9 reviews
5

Completely satisfying. Great!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of three had a wonderful time during our five days stay. The villa and the surrounding property are great, accurate to the description. The villa is nicely decorated with '"tropical chic", the equipment is functional and reliably working, thanks to the hosts' friendly efficiency. The location is "central", within similar distances to beach or hotel or marina. House cleaning and cooking service were excellent. All definitely to be recommended. The resort offers a unique variety of attractions, amenities and services, all within a secure environment of high class - but also sporty - life style.

Rosario G. Diaz

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rosario, thank you for a great review. We are glad that you and your friends liked the villa, the resort, your stay altogether. Thus our rental agreement worked out fine for both of us. Looking forward to probably seeing you again at the end of this year! Best regards, Horst & Nancy
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5

Great Place to Stay - Very Inexpensive

  • 5 of 5

Great hosts and very accommodating. Really pretty place with lots of room to spare and great breakfasts made for us. Very clean. Not a lot of hot water but its the tropics so a cool shower doesn't hurt.

I would go back tomorrow!!!

Rene

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property is long on the tooth with oversold amenities

  • 2 of 5

I have visited Casa de Campo and rented numerous different units.

The property has minimal hot water for showers provided by a couple small heaters. Lasts a couple of minutes.

The property offers a "hot tub" except it isn't heated. Nor is the pool heated, making them not usable.

The maid was not as cooperative as others I have had in the casa de campo compound, who, with some tips, will cook breakfast, do laundry, and generally cater to your needs.

The refrigerator was not clean and contained several containers that looked "dated."

The property needs updating. Much better options available in CDC.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, Andrew, you had been a very unusual guest. You left every morning at about 7:00 am, returned at about 02:00 pm. How did you expect the maid making breakfast for you, when you new that her service started at 08:30? There she was in the house waiting always for you, without receiving any communication or instruction from you to prepare lunch or possibly pre-preparing something for the evening. You also did not buy any food. In regard to laundry, the maid said that she did three private laundry sets for you (without any tip), besides doing extra washing of messy towels from "massage sessions" on the living room carpet. As a family residence we highly care for cleanliness. You are right, there had been some fine band sauces in the refrigerator, which may have looked somewhat strange. We keep these for guests cooking or maid's cooking for them, so that they do not have to expensively buy them during a short stay. We may not have the best heating system for extended showers. Yet, your statement that the villa offers a hot tub is not true. It, yes, offers a Jacuzzi but states that it is not heated, same as the pool. We are living in the tropics, none of the neighborhood villas have heated pools. Of course, there are luxury villas with heated pools and other prime amenities within Casa de Campo but they are much higher priced. If there are better options it depends what you are looking for and what you are willing to pay for it. Finally, you ended your stay and left the villa without letting anybody know about it......
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5

A real gem!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Casa del Campo at "La Caribelle". The house is extremely comfortable, very well located, and well equipped. Our host, Horst, meet us on arrival and was extremely helpful. The grounds and pool are lush and beautifully maintained. The furnishings are comfortable and the decor is lovely. The maid kept the house spotless, maid a wonderful breakfast and did some laundry for us. We can't recommend this place more highly!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elliott, thank you and Anne and your friends for staying at our villa. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and grateful for you having this expressed in your wonderful review. If there ever will be a consideration for a NEXT, you will be more than welcomed. We, Casa de Campo, the house, the maid thank you for being great guests, which can be recommended to anyone!
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5

Great vacations!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over the Easter holidays with our 1 ½ year old son and had a wonderful time.

The villa and the environment are beautiful, very clean and well maintained , just as it had been described and as we had it expected. We can recommend it 100% and for sure we will come again.

Regards,

Gina

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Gina, it is so good to hear that you liked your stay at our villa and Casa de Campo. We enjoyed having you there as guests and are looking forward to seeing you and your family again. Next year there will be even more Easter eggs! Best regards, Horst and Nancy Fasel
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5

Beautiful, comfortable, relaxing villa!

  • 5 of 5

La Caribelle was a fantastic vacation for our family, and I would highly recommend it for many reasons.

The property is wonderful. Horst and Nancy have done a beautiful job of decorating with much local art and furniture. The photos that he has posted on the VRBO page are completely accurate. It is impeccably clean and orderly. The kitchen is well-equipped. The bedrooms are large, and each has its own bathroom and shower. One note is that the hot water doesn't last long, so you need to be quick if you don't like cold water. I suspect that this is pretty much the norm for much of the DR, however. There is an expansive backyard with beautiful gardening. The pool is very refreshing following a day at the beach and it's kept clean. What appears to be a hot tub in the photos is not heated; it's the same temperature as the main pool. The sitting area under the outdoor veranda was our very favorite spot. We loved just sitting out there enjoying the warm weather, day or evening.

The housekeeper and cook, Eni, was very pleasant and a good cook. We shopped at the Marina mercado with her the first day to stock the kitchen. Most days she prepared breakfast and lunch for us. One day we asked her to prepare a shrimp stew at Horst's recommendation for us to reheat for dinner - it was delicious. Eni doesn't speak English, so you can use Google Translate if you don't speak Spanish (there is wifi in most areas of the house). Our son has had 6 or 7 years of Spanish and he and Eni conversed very well. She arrives around 8am and leaves mid-afternoon and she is very discreet and not intrusive at all.

Horst and Nancy are wonderful, friendly hosts and were very helpful to us in planning for our stay and while we were there. He can make all kinds of recommendations for local restaurants and attractions. Horst speaks German, English, and Spanish and perhaps more that I'm not aware of. ;-)

The Casa de Campo resort is beautiful, well-maintained, and safe. There are plenty of amenities within the resort to occupy you for a week or two stay. We recommend the resort beach, called Playa Minitas. We took a boat over and spent the day on Catalina Island, which was a beautiful beach as well. We also went off the resort to Bayahibe beach, but we didn't enjoy that very much - there were a lot of locals blasting music from tinny Bluetooth speakers all around us. Hard to relax.

In summary, we HIGHLY recommend making this property your choice in the DR!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael, thank you for your kind and comprehensive review. We are extremely glad that you and your family had enjoyed your vacation stay at our villa and at Casa de Campo. Your commendation pleases but also stimulates for more and continuous improvements in the future. You, Evelyn and Keith have been great guests, to be recommended to anyone. Hopefully we will see you again sometime. Warm greetings from the Caribbean to Wisconsin! Horst and Nancy Fasel
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
La Romana
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
within resort, at hotel, beach, marina or Chavon
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
within resort, 4-18 hole golf courses
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
directly outside of resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
within resort, at hotel, beach, marina or Chavon
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
within resort: Minitas Beach
Car: recommended

See general resort information

Altos de Chavon artist village, Museum for pre-Colombian history, amber museum and world class event amphitheater.

Inaugurated by Frank Sinatra and subsequent performances of stars like Julio Iglesias, Charles Aznavour, Placido Domingo, Elton John

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

The property is located at Vivero II, No. 31, Casa de Campo. Rental consists of the exclusive use of the Main House (3 bedrooms) and its entire interior, as well as all outside areas (terraces, pool, garden), except for the use of an annex (external room with separate street entrance), being kept for owner's use and storage. Rent includes reasonable use of all utilities, incl. air conditioning in all bedrooms. A/c in other areas may be arranged for at a surcharge. Maid service is 6 days a week, about 08:30-16:00. Maid does all house-related services, also cooking, like breakfast/lunch.
The rental group consists of the number of persons reported at booking. Additional persons require owner's permission and additional payment. Standard payment/cancelation terms are as indicated by the reservation system. For high seasons and events special terms apply. If payment for any booking has not been received by the corresponding date, booking is considered as cancelled with no further obligation of the owner. If owner is forced to cancel, he immediately will return all payment received and help to find a substitute rental.
Upon arrival, Guests will have to register at Casa de Campo Hotel & Resort, receiving each adult an Identification card. This allows access to most of the resort facilities/amenities (Hotel, Marina, Altos de Chavon, Beach, incl. towels and chairs). Others, like golf, tennis, riding, water sports require payment like regular hotel guests. For all rentals, the resort charges a registration fee per day of US$ 20 per adult, US$ 10 per child (10 to 15 years). This fee has to be paid upon Check-In, directly to the resort administration.
Guest and his party are solely responsible and liable for all actions, damages and occurrences and resulting liability claims from their stay. Scheduled parties and events have to be preapproved by owner. Illegal substances, like arms, drugs, fire crackers in or around the property are prohibited.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.