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Villa Belvedere; Play Pool at The Beach!, Sleeps 6. Chef Available

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom Villa with Pool Table. Safe, Private and Convenient to Town

POOL TABLE!

Villa Belvedere is the newest addition to a collection of 3 beautiful beach villas located in Villas Paraiso, Cabarete, Dominican Republic. These villas are owned, managed and maintained by the same owner who is a retired Civil Engineer from Pennsylvania.

WHEN DECIDING ON WHICH VILLA TO RENT, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE VILLA HAS A DIESEL GENERATOR BACK UP POWER AND AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH. THIS VILLA DOES.

IT IS A SIGNIFICANT EXPENSE TO INSTALL A 20 KW DIESEL GENERATOR AND MAINTAIN IT IN GOOD OPERATING CONDITION, SO, MANY VILLAS RELY ONLY UPON BATTERIES AND INVERTERS. THE PROBLEM WITH THIS IS THAT THE BATTERIES DISCHARGE AFTER AN HOUR OR SO AND YOU ARE LEFT WITHOUT LIGHTS OR AIR CONDITIONING.

IT IS VERY COMMON TO HAVE POWER OUTAGES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. IT'S BEST TO BE SURE AND STAY IN A VILLA WITH A DIESEL GENERATOR.

Villa Belvedere has recently undergone a major renovation, including, new plumbing, electrical, air conditioning in all bedrooms, painting, roofing, landscaping, structural expansions, carpentry repairs and new ceiling fans.

As a special offer, Villa Belvedere is being offered at very attractive introductory rates well below the neighboring villas; Villa Leone and Villa Flamingo. These rates are being offered for a limited time to familiarize prospective and returning guests with all the features that Villa Belvedere offers at a very reasonable rate.

Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from your private Belvedere located above and next to the private plunge pool with steps leading right into the pool.

Villa Belvedere is the villa right next to Villa Flamingo and is a one back from OCEANFRONT vacation residence in Cabarete, Domincan Republic, with its own private pool. Villa Belvedere is a more affordable version of Villa Leone and Villa Flamingo for those who want the same fantastic location but are willing to be one villa back from oceanfront.

Villa Belvedere is a privately owned vacaion villa located in the small surfing town of Cabarete located on th north shore of the lovely island known as the Dominican Repubic. A short 30 minute drive from the modern Puerto Plata Interntional Airport.

Villa Belvedere is situated on a stunning expanse of beach just 3km from the center of Cabarete in close proximity to fine dining, shopping and nightlife.

Although located one back from the ocean, the amazing view from the spacious 2nd floor rear balcony is a beautiful unobstructed view of the beach, waves and mountains in the distance; hence inspiring the name of Villa Belvedere. In Italian, Belvedere is a vantage point or structure from which to enjoy a beautiful scenic view.

Villa Belvedere offers comfortable accommodations for up to 6 with 2 king bedrooms, 1 queen bedroom.

The 2 king bedrooms and queen bedroom have their own ensuite bathrooms and are located on the 2nd floor.

Villa Belvedere bedrooms are air conditioned and It does have a fan in every room.

Villa Belvedere offers everything that you can imagine in an oceanfront complex vacation villa. We are sure that you will enjoy your beach experience with us at Villa Belvedere.

Villa Leone; a similar 5 bedroom beachfront Villa, is located next door and can accommodate an additional 12 guests.

Villa Flamingo; a similar 4 bedroom beachfront villa, is also located next door and can accommodate an additional 10 guests.

If all 3 villas are rented together, they can comfortably accommodate 24 in beds; 26-28 with auxiliary bedding; sofa and inflatable bed.

There is a small apartment located next to the pool with a separate entrance that houses staff. They are on site 24 hrs/day but remain out of your way and do not interfere with your privacy.

RECOMENDATIONS FOR ACTIVITIES AND TOURS:

DAY 1; HORSEBACK RIDING BEACH AND MOUNTAINS

If you are renting for a week, a horseback ride on the beach is a nice way to start your vacation, followed by an afternoon in the pool.

DAY 2; BEACH TOUR DAY

Another fantastic way to spend the day is to hire a taxi to do a beach tour. This brings you to several very interesting and fun places including a small plantation, a hidden waterfall where you can watch the locals dive from very high perches, The Blue Lagoon, where you can zip line off a cliff and dive into a 70' deep cenote. At the same stop, you can explore an ancient cave.

After the zip lining and swimming, it;s time for lunch on Playa Grande Beach. This beach has been voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! The fresh seafood and chicken on the menu and drinks including coco locos and pina coladas will leave you ready to continue exploring one or two more beaches. I recommend Playa Diamonte where you can find fresh water sulphur springs bubbling up from the sand on the beach and can walk out 300 yards and still be in waste deep calm clear water. Another beautiful beach is Playa Calleton.

DAY 3; MONKEY JUNGLE ZIP LINING

Monkey Jungle is a short 30 minute ride from the villa.

A Taxi can take you there in his van (up to 6).

They have a pretty intense zip line circuit. They also have a really cool monkey habitat where you can feed the small monkeys as they sit on your shoulders and heads and eat out of your hand! If you don't want to zipline, you can just do the monkey jungle and sit at the bar to wait for the zip liners to return.

DAY 4; CABARETE BEACH MASSAGE AND SHOPPING

A day at Cabarete beach is a very relaxing way to pass a day in this wonderful beach town. Many of the establishments will not charge you to use their beach chairs if you buy a drink or snack from them. While on the beach, there are vendors in blue shirts that are licensed to give massages and pedicures on the beach.

It's a must to have an on beach massage followed by a mani-pedi while drinking a cold beer or pina colada. Very relaxing indeed! There are also many shops to explore in town if you need a break from the beach.

DAY 5; PRIVATE CHEF AT VILLA AND MASSAGE

If you are tired of having fun away from the villa, hire our private chef to indulge you with their fantastic meals throughout the day and night. They will meet you the day before to prepare the menu for the next day and stock the fridge with groceries necessary to prepare breakfast the next morning. After breakfast, they will prepare the menu you desire for lunch and dinner then go shopping. This is beyond any doubt most guest's favorite experience during their stay! If you want the ultimate in relaxation, couple the chef experience with a full day of massages, manicures and pedicures poolside or on the beach and you are in for a real treat.

DAY 6; SOSUA BEACH AND PUERTO PLATA CABLE CAR

A morning ride into Puerto Plata to take the cable car to the top of Isabella del Torres is a memorable experience. The views from the top of the mountain are breathtaking! There are also trails and gardens that you explore on top, as well as a little restaurant.

After the cable car, ask your taxi driver to take you to the old fort where you can learn a little history about the area. Then, on to the Amber museum.

After the Amber Museum, a little snorkelling and lunch at Sosua Beach will be a great way to wrap up your week. The shopping at Sosua Beach is much more affordable than in Cabarete.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Other suggestions that can be explored in addition to or instead of those listed above are Ocean World, 27 Waterfalls, a visit to Santo Domingo, quad tour of the mountains and beach, mountain biking, kite surfing, surfing, sailing, deep sea fishing, catamaran snorkeling, night out in Sosua and Cabarete, UFO Museum, Brugal Rum factory tour, Rio San Juan Boat Ride..........The options are endless. You can even climb the tallest peak in the Caribbean; Pico Duarte!

Here is a link to Lonely Planet for more recommendations for adventures and activities:

WE HAVE A STRICT NO UNREGISTERED GUEST POLICY

More Details

Property Manager
Frank Leone
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Frank Leone

I have owned the neighboring 2 villas; Villa Leone and Villa Flamingo for the past 10 years. I am a retired Civil Engineer from Pennsyvania. I just purchased Villa Belvedere from my long time neighbor of 10 years; a gentleman from Chicago and his wife. I named Villa Belvedere after a small oceanside hill town in Italy; Belvedere Maritiimo, where my Mother's grandparents were born and raised. The views of the sea from this small town located high in the hills overlooking the beach and ocean on the southern west coast were breathtaking! When I stood on the large 2nd floor balcony in the rear of Villa Belvedere, the views of the Italian coast came back to me. It was then, standing on the balcony; The Belvedere (in Italian means an archtectural structure from which to enjoy a beautiful view) that the name Villa Belvedere flashed into my mind when I wasn't even trying to think of a name. Hence, Villa Belvedere came into being.

Frank Leone purchased this villa in 2014

Why Frank Leone chose Dominican Republic

Villa Belvedere is ideally located in an off the beaten path cluster of 4 privately owned exclusive beach villas. Villa Belvedere offers you access to the same fantastic beach as the more expensive oceanfront villas; Villa Leone and Villa Flamingo. You will also share the same 24 hour security team that insures that your stay will be uninterrupted by any outside influences except the sun, surf and wind.

What makes this villa unique

Access to usually unihabited private beach.

Full time security

Private plunge pool

Recently Completely Renovated

On-site Massage, Manicur, Pedicure, Hair Braiding Available

One Villa Back From The Beach!

Gated Coumpound

Only 1 1/2 Miles Out Of Town

Amenities

Villas de Paraiso Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , First Floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , with sink on 1st Floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Located on 2nd Floor with ensuite bath with shower.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Located on 2nd Floor with ensuite bath with shower.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , Located on First Floor with Ensuite Bath w/ Tub/Shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Located on 2nd Floor with ensuite bath with shower.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
WHEN DECIDING ON WHICH VILLA TO RENT, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE VILLA HAS A DIESEL GENERATOR BACK UP POWER AND AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH. THIS VILLA DOES. IT IS A SIGNIFICANT EXPENSE TO INSTALL A 20 KW DIESEL GENERATOR AND MAINTAIN IT IN GOOD OPERATING CONDITION, SO, MANY VILLAS RELY ONLY UPON BATTERIES AND INVERTERS. THE PROBLEM WITH THIS IS THAT THE BATTERIES DISCHARGE AFTER AN HOUR OR SO AND YOU ARE LEFT WITHOUT LIGHTS OR AIR CONDITIONING. IT IS VERY COMMON TO HAVE POWER OUTAGES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. IT'S BEST TO BE SURE AND STAY IN A VILLA WITH A DIESEL GENERATOR.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
New York
5

Terrific Beachfront escape

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place, loved the staff, loved the beach, and really appreciated the great, careful communication of our host.

We highly recommend the houses. It's like you've got your own private, quiet beach--a terrific escape.

Our tip: DEFINITELY hire the chef. He's fantastic: food was great, and the pricing was very reasonable--especially since the restaurants in town aren't particularly cheap.

We highly recommend Villa Belvedere.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to share your experience. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back on the beach very soon.
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(Baltimore, MD, USA) (Stuttgart, Germany) (Cabarete, DR)
5

Perfectly described, well kept, clean, friendly.

  • 5 of 5

Frank has assembled a competent, friendly and efficient staff to go along with his well maintained and clean Villa Belvedere. Squeaky clean windows (try that on the ocean) and daily maid service were much appreciated. Also, I liked the first floor bedroom and pool table. Comfortable bedding, HDTV, 24/7 WIFI, extremely clean, private swimming pool, iPod tower dock and 24/7 electricity (don't laugh, many places don't have it) made for a very enjoyable vacation. Frank was there during my visit and I had to tell him to stop asking if I needed anything. He's the best! I 'm a many time visitor to Cabarete and first time stayer with Frank. I'll be back...

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Glenn, Glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking time to share your experience . Hope to see you back soon! Ciao, Frank
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5

Villa Belvedere Is A Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute at Villa Belvedere. Everything from the staff, to the beach, villa and transportation left us feeling pampered, relaxed and safe. The staff made a huge beach bonfire for us on our last night. We had the chef for two days. He did all of the shopping, preparation, cooking, serving and clean up. He arrived the day before and asked us what we wanted for the next day. He also shopped for breakfast the next day and had all of the ingredients in the fridge the night before. There were small beach chairs at the villa that can be used on the pool deck or brought out to the beach for sunning. The pool was always kept clean, as well as the beach, grounds and villa. We got to meet the people staying in Villa Leone and Villa Flamingo as wells as a few people on the beach that were staying next door at the large condo complex Orilla del Mar. One day we did a spa day and had massages, manicures and pedicures around the pool all day; very relaxing! Thanks Frank for making sure that everything we wanted or needed was taken care of.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking time to share your experiences! Remember, we can accommodate 42 between the 4 villas for a wedding, corporate retreat or family reunion. Thank you again for staying at Villa Belvedere. See you on the beach! Ciao, Frank
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5

A Relaxing and Adventurous Visit to the Dominican

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Villa Belvedere this January. The maids, security personnel and beach staff made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. Everything from the furniture to the appliances seemed like they were all brand new. The villa was kept very clean and anything that needed attention; which there were not many, were tended to immediately. We enjoyed having wifi to stay in touch and explore tours that were available in the area. The all day trip with Jose visiting 3 beaches, waterfall, Blue Lagoon, caves and plantation was the best day of our visit. If you tip the young guys at the waterfall they will give you a climbing and diving show that is amazing! The bonfire on the beach under the starlit sky was so relaxing. Jose was a great driver and showed us a few places to buy larimar and amber. We decided to use Jose as our tour guide rather than the pre packaged tours offered by the tour operators in town. It was less expensive and more personalized. The views of the beach and ocean from the 2nd floor sundeck with steps down to the pool were fantastic!. This sundeck is just off of the master bedroom through a sliding glass door. You can see the mountains meeting the ocean in the distance.

If you want to splurge, hire Catalino; one of the chefs available, for the day. His cooking is out of this world! We all hope to return to Cabarete soon. Villa Belvedere is the best deal that we found for a well maintained 4 bedroom villa with a pool on the beach anywhere in Cabarete. It is one of a group of 4 privately owned million dollar villas located right on the beach. We all felt like we were staying at a secluded Malibu enclave. People walking down the beach would just stop and stare at the villas, get their pictures taken with the huge concrete lion sculptures on the beach or the 15’ tall Rocky statue and continue walking. We can’t wait to come back. Thinking of a family reunion next year with 2 or 3 villas together.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mike, Villa Belvedere, along with Villa Leone and Villa Flamingo would be a great choice for a family reunion. We can accommodate 32 guests comfortably. Thank you for your time and patronage. See you on the beach! Ciao, Frank
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Brandon, Florida
5

Wonderful host, location and staff

  • 5 of 5

How do you rate the most professional host we have dealt with in visiting 36 countries. Frank's responses answered all our question and accurately described the property. You have 4 bedrooms ( 3 up and 1 double queen down) each with their own bath and a half bath off the foyer. Frank arranged for us to have a cook for ours tay. If you have 3 meals you will put on weight no matter how much you walk the beach. The beach is almost totally private, people do walk it at different times of the day. Beach is great for sunning, sand castles, boggie boarding or kite surfing. The house has a reasonable size pool, deep enough for adults and shallow enough for kids. We did mention to Frank that the dining room seats 6 and with 7 adults and 2 children we needed to bring outside chairs in. We would suggest more lounging chairs for the upper deck and available to take to the beach. We did not rent a car and had no problem getting a taxi as Frank has a phone available to you as long as you buy minutes at Janet's. We have already talked with Frank about returning. This is a beautiful property, with security 24/7 perfect for family birthday get away or a large family reunion as Frank owns 2 of the other three villas in this compound. Going to Cabarette you must check this property out.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello James, It was my pleasure to host you and your family for the Holidays and a significant birthday celebration at the newly renovated Villa Belvedere. Thank you for taking the time to give me your suggestions and thoughts. Since we just completed the extensive renovations at Villa Belvedere, we are still fine tuning the villa to make sure that it accommodates all size groups; small and large. I am looking for an appropriate small table for 4 to place in the entry hallway that can be moved over to the dining room to extend the table for 6 to accommodate 10. In the mean time, we have the pvc table for 4 next to the pool that can accommodate the extra 4. I know that this is not a proper formal dining arrangement but, in the Caribbean, as you know, the more casual is often the norm. I also remember back to when my mom ( Momma Leone) was still with us, she would always turn the normal family table for 6 into a table for 12 by bringing out the folding aluminum table and placing a fancy table cloth on it. Many Italian Christmas Eve dinners were enjoyed this way. I know that most families do like to all sit together at dinner; at least on vacation! We will make sure that we offer you better options for large family dining on your next visit. Just before your arrival, I purchased 2 new lounge chairs for the upper pool deck. I have since purchased 4 folding beach chairs and 2 pvc side tables. The folding chairs can serve as additional pool deck chairs or be easily carried to the beach. Remember, we do offer a 10% returning guest discount. It was a real pleasure talking with you and your wife in planning your stay. Have a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Me and the staff at Villa Belvedere, Villa Leone and Villa Flamingo hope to see you and your family back in Cabarete very soon. Ciao, Frank
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Puerto Plata
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Directly down the long driveway
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Play Grande Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Directly down the long driveway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Martini's on the Beach
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Immeadiately In Front Of Villa Belvedere
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Villas de Paraiso Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
04/21-12/16
Apr 21 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$245
$1,715
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 12/17- 1/6
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
$5,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
$2,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

All rates listed above are based on an occupancy of up to 6 guests.

Please add $20/per person/day for all additional guests.

Monthly rates do not include electric. An electric deposit of $500 is required.

Add $65/day for air conditioning







Government Service Charges and Taxes are included.

From December 17th through January 14th, the minimum stay is 12 nights.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notic

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