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Barely 25 minutes east of Puerto Plata International Airport, on the Dominican Republic’s north coast, nestled among swaying palms and directly on Cabarete Bay beach is the lovely gated community of Bahia de Arena. Within this safe and well maintained community is our home we affectionately refer to as the Jewel of the Bay- Joya de la Bahia!
You and your guests will love your stay in this authentic Dominican styled home. The main house has three air-conditioned bedrooms each with it's own en suite washroom, and each with it's own exit to small private terrace! For extra privacy there is a brand new Guest House that adds 1 more bedroom and private bath. Bright Spanish style décor and colors complete the interior of this charming home. Smell the ocean breezes from the
front verandah and take just a 60 second walk to the stunning Cabarete Bay beach!
Cool off in your very own private pool in our back yard.
Expect to be pampered with: Daily maid service (except on Sunday). Water and electricity 24 hours a day. Airport pick-up (US $35 on request). Information Session on arrival. We can arrange a cook or fill up your refrigerator!!. You can easily walk to all the restaurants and stores in Cabarete --- so a car is totally optional but can be arranged. Information and booking of tours. Restaurants. A gracious host to answer your every question.
From the moment Manuel, our security guard, has raised the gate to allow you entry you will marvel at the cleanliness and the well-maintained grounds of the small community of Bahia de Arena. Surrounded by palms and luxuriant tropical vegetation you will immediately begin to see why this very private enclave is such a desired location for vacationers from all over the world.
Step on to the boardwalk, just seconds from Joya de la Bahia, and you will be startled by the amazing beauty of Cabarete Bay Beach. Stroll along the seemingly never ending beach, or stop for a cocktail or a sumptuous meal at a number of ocean side restaurants. Along the way get your hair braided or for the more adventurous get a quick lesson in kite boarding or windsurfing. In just moments you will arrive at the quaint but bustling town of Cabarete where you will find unique shops and restaurants or just relax at an outdoor café and immerse yourself into the wonderful culture of this dynamic Dominican town.
For the nighthawks the beach strip comes alive with any number of ocean front discos tempting you to participate in the passionate beat of Salsa and Meringue.
Don’t just be a number at an impersonal all-inclusive hotel. Come, be yourself and experience a vacation that has something for everyone, all within the very close confines of your home- Joya de la Bahia!
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Talking about myself has never been easy for me but let's give it a try. I left corporate life 12 years ago and have been self employed since with my vacation rentals. The above picture is me, my wife and youngest daughter on the beach in front of our villa in Cabarete. Love it here and spend as much time here as possible. I really think you will love it as well.
The Owner purchased this villa in 2007
I wish there was more room for pictures so I could actually show you. This property is unique with horse back riding on the beach out front. Local management will arrange mountain tours, diving tours or anything in between with pick up at the door.
To me the private back yard pool and Tiki bar is the neatest. It's an easy 10 -12 minute walk along the beach to the village of Cabarete with dining, bars and shopping right on the beach. Walk in for dinner, drinks and dancing then take a late night cab home for only $5.00
This is not a review but is an apology on my part. I have been answering all VRBO requests within an hour's time, however my mistake was in answering them directly in email not through the VRBO system thus creating an incorrect "average response" time. Please be assured your requests are important to me and will be answered promptly. Dan
The location of this property is amazing!! A short one-minute walk through the safe, family-oriented, gated community and you're on kite beach where you can watch dozens of kiteboarders out on the water. You can walk down via the beach about 15 minutes to the heart of Cabarete beach where you can get fresh mojitos and seafood on the sand or dance the night away. The actual house has a great layout for a family and includes a private guest house. My family spent a lot of time laying out by and pool and rocking on the rocking chairs in the front. Note that while the private pool is a great spot to layout it does back up to a busy street (beyond the tall, stone wall) so you do hear cars going by. The property is well-maintained, kitchen stocked, and the maid did a great job cleaning each day. The only issue that we ran into was the air conditioner for the master bedroom which broke on our third night in the house.
All of our interactions with the owner, management company, security, pool keeper, and maid were positive and we felt very well looked after during our stay. They can hep set you up with a taxi for any excursions as well as a local chef which we ended up booking for three delicious Dominican-style meals on Christmas day.
All in all this place was amazing, felt very private and safe, and was the perfect Caribbean getaway!
Sunshine, blue water, a nice pool and the ever present Mojito. It doesn't get any better. A short walk down the beach brings 9(?) beach front restaurants as options. Living on the
East coast, we would love to have these possibilities. A gated community with 24/7 security (I don't know why it's needed)a totally private pool, and a super tanning location over the pool house is just the for starters.. For a truly beautiful sight, a walk on Kite beach in the afternoon is a must for great pictures and brilliant colors
It was a great week that we are still talking about. Oh yes, one of the better French
restaurants you will find this side of France. Thanks for a great week, you can bet we will tell our friends and family about your home.
Terry & Sandy
The location of this property almost bumps it up another star, however the house, while there was nothing terribly wrong with it, shows a lot of wear and had several "fixes" that are needed. The tile in all of the bathrooms except the pool house were cracked and falling off in spots. The shower in the front bedroom had drainage problems.
The stove had to be lit with a match and many of the lights were not working. One example of this was the lights in the pool that gave off a slight shock when you got near them, however did not give off light. The stairs to the rooftop deck were also falling apart.
That all being said we really did enjoy our time at the house. The location was amazing with just a couple minute walk to the beach. The pool was nice and deep for our adult children that were with us. We also loved the table in the pool for our drinks. The rooftop deck was awesome for evening meals as was the front porch. With a few updates and maintenance this house would be a five star rental property!
Perfect spot for a girls vacation!! 8 friends rented this villa and could not be happier. Villa was in a very safe gated community - never felt unsafe at all. Less than 1minute and you are at the beach, almost a private beach away from the people trying to sell you something every minute - could not ask for a prettier spot. House was recently painted and other repairs done so it was in great shape. Perfect combination of sun and shade for those who want both. Without a doubt hire the chef. We had 2 different ones during our stay and they were both superb. We ate like royalty every day. Jose the driver goes out of his way to help you and is very sweet. We had one issue and it was immediately taken care of by the owner and Peggy the manager. Everyone goes out of their way to make sure you are enjoying yourself. Town is a 10-15 minute walk away or a quick cab ride and there a re great restaurants and bars. Don't hesitate to stay here you will not be disappointed.
This villa is perfect for a family or group of friends traveling to Cabarete! The service was amazing! There was security present so it felt safe at all times. The villa is a brief walk to the beach- and transportation is available very expeditiously if you desire to go anywhere! The villa is cozy and has a private pool and patio. We enjoyed the privacy and the service. Peggy was so helpful and friendly- she does an amazing job managing all of the staff that was there to help us! We had one minor issue in the villa and Peggy had it fixed immediately even through it was on a Sunday! This villa is perfect if your traveling and want affordable accommodations without sacrificing location and service.... We will be back!!
Just returned from a week in this lovely home within a secured community, beach, shopping, bars, etc. is in walking distance or you can call Jose (driver) and he would be gladly to take you where you wanted to go. This is a small community with homes very close together so if you’re a loud group or need distance between homes you will not get it here.
I have more cons than pros so I will let you visit and decide on your own because my experience wasn’t as good as the last two and I do agree with the visitor from Las Vegas 2011 (Ta Ta) pictures need to be update because some repairs & appliances are still needed but again a lovely home.
I’m not sure if it’s just this side of Dominican Republic (Punta Cana, it’s like this) but it would have been nice to know in advance that you can’t flush toilet tissue after being used, I don’t find that to be sanitary plus you have to wait for house keeper to dump the trash which is the next day or you dump it yourself, ladies plan accordantly.
Dan (owner) thanks for allowing us to stay in your lovely home and responding to several of my e-mails but Peggy didn’t show up until the morning before our departure, which to me is too late, I use this site for many years and normally the manager is seen within 48 hours of our arrival.
Over all our trip was good and if asked I will inform my friends of my experience but for me I will continue to visit Punta Cana instead of this side of Dominican Republic.
Out the back door to private pool and Tiki Bar or out the front door and on the beach in less than a minute. About a 10 minute walk along the beach takes you into the village of Cabarete with restaurants/bars, casinos and shopping right on the beach.
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Jan 16 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Daily (except Sunday & holiday) maid service is provided. Airport transportation can be arranged from Porta Plata (POP) is about 1/2 hour ride or $30.00 (US$) cab fare. New Washer/dryer combo has just been installed for your convenience.
Holiday dates (12/15 - 1/15) are rented weekly (7 days) at the rate of $2200.00 weekly. Please advise if any questions.