|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
The White House with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms is a spacious and comfortably appointed single-storey staffed villa in the Caribbean style, with white-painted mahogany louvred windows, cathedral ceilings and cool terrazzo marble floors. The villa is situated within the most prestigious gated community on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, a 15-minute drive from Puerto Plata (POP) International Airport.
The White House is a very comfortable vacation villa, recently completely refurbished & redecorated to include 4.5 new bathrooms & upgraded kitchen. It is tastefully furnished in a contemporary style with a mix of imported & local furniture, upholstered with cotton slipcovers in neutral shades of cream, khaki & beige. The house is painted white throughout, making it very light. Carefully selected pictures, local maps, baskets of shells, hurricane lamps & fresh cut flowers complete the smart beach house feel.
The house is designed to take full advantage of its tropical setting in the midst of a mature Caribbean garden. 8 louvered doors completely open up the large sitting room to the wrap-around terrace, which is attractively furnished for outdoor living with rattan sofas, armchairs & rocking chairs. The dining table is located at one end, with a door leading directly into the kitchen. There is a brick barbeque on the lawn adjacent to the terrace.
The pool is large, and a free form shape, with sun loungers & other pool furniture on the surrounding terrace. Natural shade is supplied by numerous palms. There is an outdoor shower & a pool bathroom, with loo & basin. The garden features an attractive variety of indigenous plants, including banana, papaya & orange trees, birds of paradise, jasmine, bougainvillea and frangipani. There are large areas of lawn too, with plenty of private corners for reading/taking a siesta.
The garden is completely private and has path giving direct access to the beach walkway. Sea Horse Ranch has 4 private beaches, and 2 wonderful ocean front swimming pools, with cave & waterfall. All these are a 5-minute walk from the White House.
The property has 5 bedrooms & 4.5 bathrooms - located in 2 'wings' on either side of the spacious sitting room, thus making it ideal for groups of friends, or 2 families; giving a good degree of privacy to everyone. The 2 double bedrooms have Jacuzzi-style baths, plus separate walk-in showers, with the 2 twin bedded rooms having their own bathrooms with shower.
A small twin-bedded room interconnects with a master bedroom, and shares the bathroom (making a family-suite). The 4 large bedrooms have an extra bed or sofa bed enabling the property to comfortably sleep 8 adults with 4 - 6 children/infants (sharing family bedrooms + twin-bedded room). 4 of the 5 bedrooms have air-conditioning, all have fans. Bed linen is high thread count 100% cotton or linen. Similarly, quality towels for the beach & bath are supplied.
The country-style kitchen. with white painted units & natural poplar worktops, is of ample size to cater for up to 12 guests with all the usual appliances, including gas oven with 4 burners, fridge freezer, microwave oven, dish-washer and good-quality white Italian china & glassware.
The White House has cable TV in sitting room, as well as wifi broadband internet connection.
We are tourism professionals, based on the north coast for 27 years. Let us use our expertise to give you a great vacation!
Sue McQueen purchased this villa in 2003
Located in the most secure gated community on the north coast, so security, electricity and water 24/7 unlike many other places.
Often lived in by the owners, so a well maintained family home.
I have spent 2 great vacations at this lovely villa – and although I don’t usually write reviews, want to do so here as it is so special! The villa itself is beautiful – the photographs really don’t do it justice. It is home with character and style, with ‘collected’ pieces, making it feel very chic. The setting of Sea Horse Ranch is a quiet oasis with beautiful private beaches, gorgeous green areas for walking and jogging and enjoying the tropical plants and trees. It is close to the pretty resort towns of Cabarete and Sosua, as well as a great surf beach, Encuentro, where we spent early mornings, enjoying great waves.
The villa owners were very easy to deal with and were very professional; they own one of the island’s tour companies and thus were able to provide airport transportation as well as suggesting a great local day. For example, we went sailing on a catamaran with a wonderful snorkeling opportunity and went golfing at the Robert Trent Jones course, at nearby Playa Dorada.
All the more special, when coming down to the villa from a freezing Montreal winter! Thanks Sue & Steve – hope we’ll be back.
Brilliant villa. Excellent quality. Really comfortable beds and fine linen. Large pool with great deck/sun lounging area in gorgeous exotic garden with mature shrubs and trees attracting numerous interesting birds. Great area both for relaxing, with use of nearby beach club and lively water sports etc in Cabarete. We'll be booking for next year. Highly recommend.
We really had a terrific time during our recent trip to the Dominican Republic. The White House totally exceeded expectations. It is very special, with Steve & Sue very responsive and great owners who know how to take care of their guests. Everything you could hope for in a stylish Caribbean retreat, down to the white-painted shutters and four poster bed with doors opening directly to the pool and garden.
Stretched out on the enormous sofa on the terrace with a good book – and a fresh passion fruit juice, or fresh coconut water was a perfect way to while away the time, when we weren’t swimming in the enormous private pool or down on the beach. Lots of local spots to explore - the 27 waterfalls, and the chic beach club at Playa Grande – were our particular favourites.
My family had the most wonderful holiday in the Dominican Republic and staying at this villa made our visit even more incredible. On arrival we were amazed at how spacious the house was (even more so than the photographs show) and so beautifully furnished. Our children literally ran from bedroom to bedroom picking their favourite ones to sleep in before spotting the large private pool - at which point suitcases were hastily searched to find swimmimg costumes!
We went with the intention of relaxing and unwinding and that’s what we did. Lazing and sunbathing by the pool (or one of the other secluded pools in Sea Horse Ranch) and swimming in the sea but we also found time for other activities including swimming with the dolphins at Ocean World, the jeep safari, sailing on a catamaran and snorkelling.
The children said it was their ‘best holiday EVER!’. which is exactly what it was and we will definitely be back.
WE WERE IMMEDIATLY STRUCK, ON ARRIVAL, WITH HOW BEAUTIFULLY THIS SUMPTUOUS VILLA NESTLED WITHIN IT'S LUSH TROPICAL GARDEN.
WITH TRANQUILITY ALL AROUND WE ENJOYED THE COMFORT OF THE VILLA'S LOVELY FURNISHINGS, OUR MEALS ON THE LARGE TERRACE, SWIMMING IN THE POOL AND WHEN WE COULD, JUST ABOUT, DRAG OURSELVES AWAY.... A VERY PRIVATE BEACH WITH IT'S OWN STUNNINGLY POSITIONED BEACH BAR WERE JUST 5 MINS WALK AWAY.
WE LOVED EVERY MINUTE..... AND SUE AND STEVE COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE HOSPITABLE WITH LOCAL ADVICE AND SUGGESTIONS FOR EXPLORING THIS LOVELY ISLAND. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
We celebrated the last Christmas and New Year period in this gorgeous vacation paradise for 2 weeks and we were all so sorry to leave!
The house was perfectly suited for our two families (5 kids in total) with a wing for each and a very functional central group common area as well. The house is beautifully decorated and very comfortable with lots of places to curl up with a book and relax and plenty of spaced for the kids to run around or swim in the private pool outside.
Sue, Steve, and their staff are just amazing and nothing is too much trouble. They were so welcoming and helped us with any questions that came up during our stay. We felt very lucky to have them nearby.
Sea Horse Ranch is a lovely private community and the White House is a very short walk to the beach club where the menu is large and the food is fantastic. There were other pools down by the beach the kids loved also and we were often driving into Sousa for the gorgeous horseshoe bay and warm waters. Overall we had a fantastic holiday to remember and we can't wait to go back.
5 mins' drive from Sosúa & 10 mins' from Cabarete
Other Activities: Shopping, Parasailing, Boating, Miniature Golf, Health/Beauty Spa
|Refundable damage deposit||$267|
At time of booking, we require the names of all guests, as only they will be admitted to the villa. No extra guests will be permitted in the villa.
No bachelor groups.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.