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The best kept secret....claim your share of paradise

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

7 bedroom oceanfront villa, renting possibility as from 3 bedrooms

Right at the beach of the gated community of Costambar, only 12 miles from the Puerto Plata Intl. Airport this oceanfront fully staffed villa (sleeps up to 14 people) is waiting for you. You will enjoy being pampered by the full time maid. She will make drinks as needed, do laundry and keep the villa clean and tidy. Our handy man maintains the pool, keeps the grounds clean and runs errands for you as needed. All you have to do is ask and he is off for ice, beer,coffee or anything else you need. Night Time Security is provided as a precaution only.

All accommodations are made to make your stay the most relaxing vacation ever.

First floor: main apartment: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, living, flat screen t.v., dining, garden, pool, terrace and beach. Separate young family apt.: 1 bedroom queen bed, 1 bathroom, 1 bedroom twin beds.

Second floor: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining, living, flat screen t.v., oceanview balcony. Extra bedroom with separate entrance, bathroom and balcony.

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Amenities

Costambar Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (5), Twin beds (2). Baby cribs and highchairs available on request
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This two level villa contains 7 bedrooms divided over two separate fully equipped apartments. Our rates are based on a minimum rent of three bedrooms (a fully equipped apartment). The remaining apt. and/or bedrooms will not be rented out to others. That way we guarantee your privacy.

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average rating of 4.529412 based on 17 reviews
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Property is VERY misrepresented!!

  • 1 of 5

This property is nothing as described or does it look like the pictures. The top floor(where the owner lives when not being used) had one of the worst mold smells ever, it made it so you couldn't even breath. Finally on Day 3 someone came to take the fridge apart and there was black slime in the water pan, after this was cleaned the smell was 90% better but when we came back later there were little worms all over the floor around the fridge. We were given lectures on using the air conditioning, then don't advertise it. The first night we arrived I addressed several issues we had with the house (mainly the horrible smell, and the many broken things in the house that I didn't want to be blamed for.)He blamed the house not being clean on the previous renters leaving late, though his staff was sitting when we arrived and appeared to be "done". We didn't even have TP in all the bathrooms and the towels we were given were threadbare and didn't even have them in all rooms. We were also told we could not do laundry thought it also says it can be used on site, and the maid would even do your laundry. The night we arrived in a big rain storm and were soaked it would have been nice to at least be able to dry our clothes, also with the rain it was humid(so you needed AC) but still needed a blanket, we had only sheets on the bed and no access to bedding. Matt just makes excuses and takes no responsibility for any of the problems identified and on top of it he talked down to me and said several things that I am still quite offended by. The naked lady paintings were the least offensive of the MANY inappropriate items we found around the house!! I would NOT HAVE A CHILD STAY HERE! I was also asked to pay security deposit with PayPal, first payment with a bank transfer and then remaining balance with cash. I held back some of the remaining payment because of the issues and the resolution to this was to have us not pay the remaining $500 and he would keep security deposit.I also called after hurricane and was told the beach had some clean up but it was done-the beach is filthy with trash everywhere! I could go on with many things but in closing I want it to be very clear that I have photo documentation of the property and screen shots of all correspondence that occurred.I wish I was able to leave an unlimited review as this is just scratching the surface. Really rate 0 stars!!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington DC
4

Beautiful property with an amazing view!!

  • 4 of 5

Visited the property for an all guys trip (total of 7 people). For the start of the booking Matt was available to address any needs or questions the group may have had. Upon arrival at the property, the grounds we simply amazing. Everyone had their own bed and bathrooms. I could have stayed on the balcony or hammock all day long. The resort area has descent bars, restaurants, a golf course as well as a mini supermarket (that also delivers). All of which is in walking distance. The home came with maid service and Rosa also doubles as a cook. She did some amazing meals for us and even got one of the guys a bday cake. She was very friendly to us. The WiFi in the home can be spotty at times but if you reset it it will be fine. You get the best signal upstairs. Also, make sure to bring bug spray for the mosquitos outside. They can eat you up if your not careful. I would suggest keeping the screen closed so they can't get in the home. Its only bad in the Am its pretty fine if there is a breeze outside. I would advise to have a driver on standby or a local taxi service since a lot of things on the resort closed around 11pm. Your about 30-40 minutes from the heart of Sousa so remember that if your trying to have company over later. There is a disco in the area and Thurs-Sun are normally the best nights. Matt is normally available 24/7 and he can answer any questions you would have and even take you places if need be. He was a good host and always had suggestions to make our trip better. He knows a lot of places in the area and is a good reference. The home is great for a guys trip or a family vacation. If its guys only, just be mindful of the need for some type of vehicle. The place is also about 20 minutes from POP airport which was a major plus. I would definitely return to the property. There's ample space for everyone and the there is decent cable on your downtime. The back yard is a great seller between the pool and beach, its very relaxing. Everyone enjoyed!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely time by the sea

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in Matt's home! He was very helpful during our stay and, although he was in attendance for the majority of our stay, we was not obtrusive in the least.

One of the perks of staying there were the dogs!!! We knew that Matt had two African Boerbulls, but we ended up getting to spend time with his two new puppies as well! Since we always miss our dogs while we're on vacation, this was an unexpected bonus!

Prophet, who takes care of the pool and the grounds, is very diligent and does a great job. The pool was always clean and waiting for us when we awoke. Rosalva, the housekeeper, does a very thorough job in cleaning the place. And she does massages -- we recommend that you try that out, too!

The view from the yard is fabulous and the ocean breeze kept the house quite comfortable. We had the downstairs portion of the house during our stay (there was just the two of us). We spent most of our time outside on the patio which is set up quite nicely. We had friends over for a dinner party and playing cards, too. So entertaining here is quite doable.

I highly recommend this property for a wonderful, relaxing, tropical vacation!

Thanks, Matt, for a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Fabulous experience

  • 4 of 5

Traveling with my extended family of 10, aged 1-65, we used the entire property of 7 bedrooms. We had plenty of room to spread out and never felt crowded. The staff was very attentive, and eager to please. Matt was very knowledgeable of the area, and able to suggest different excursions in the area. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a truly Dominican experience! Fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal canada
5

Best vacation ever !!!!

  • 5 of 5

I recommend you this place over any place in the world !!!

Matt and Joel will take care of you.

Villa is very very nice and clean staff is amazing the view from the balcony is a killer wow coming back for sure !

Thanks for everything

3 muchachos from montreal ,canada !

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

Matt and Joel really took care of us. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About The Owner

The owner of this beautiful villa in the Caribbean has traveled to many different parts of the world in search for a perfect escape from his busy life and never thought to find it so close to home. The easy access (short, direct flights from US and Canada) to a tropical experience, a beautiful beach, serenity and an international population living in perfect harmony with the locals just made a 'complete package' for the owner (and will for anyone).

The Owner purchased this villa in 2006

Why The Owner chose Costambar

We all love the Dominican Republic: it's beauty, people, the (sea)food, the music and its culture. It's our favorite place to be, and will be yours too.

What makes this villa unique

An astonishing 180 degree view of the ocean. We have a warm, friendly staff. They will also mind your children while you go on excursion, or just sleep in. On request we can provide a private chef. It is a true VACATE-tion.

Map

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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Gregorio Luperon Intl. Airport Puerto Plata
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Pascual Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
115 Miles
Santo Domingo (to Mayaguez Puerto Rico)
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Los Mangos Golf course and Spa, 9 hole
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sole Mio, Italian Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Playa Costambar
Car: recommended

Costambar beach is an abundance of coral, some of which comes right up to the beach. There are patches of the sea suitable for swimmers where you can go out of your depth, just be careful to keep an eye on the coral reefs, most of which are clearly visible.

You don't have to leave Costambar to find bars, restaurants, a 9-hole golf course, a Spa, horse back riding, tennis courts, racket ball court and much more all at walking distance.

Just two miles away in the nearby village of Cofresi you will find Ocean World Adventure Park, boasting the largest dolphin lagoon in the Caribbean, as well as sharks, sea lions and variety of marine life and tropical birds. There's also a Dolphin Encounter program and a shark interaction pool.

Scuba Diving

A choice of dive shops take all levels of enthusiasts out to sites off the north coast, and the coral reef, underwater caves and shipwrecks that lie beneath. Sosua, just east of Puerta Plata, is one of the most popular sites and easily reached from Costambar.

Nightlife

Ocean World also features a discotheque with an amazing view of the ocean and great music; a casino, with slots, roulette, poker tables etc; an excellent restaurant... 24 hours of fun! Must see is the Bravissimo Show. Maybe even better than Las Vegas's dance shows because here the rhythms are Caribbean and they make you dance in you chair from the beginning until the end.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
admininstration fee $50

50 % of the total fee is required to be paid 90 days prior to arrival. The remainder to be paid upon arrival.

Our rental prices are based upon a rent of minimum three (3) of the seven (7) rooms available.

A deposit and reservation fee are required to confirm your reservation. Refunds will be returned after departure. Charges for damage more than normal wear and tear will be deducted. Except for prime-time bookings, cancellations require a 90-day written notice for refund of your initial deposit less US$50 admin fee. If less than 90 days' written notice, the entire initial deposit is forfeited.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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