3 Bedroom Villa w/Private Pool
About Grace Semingsen
After several visits to both Puerto Plata, and Punta Cana, I came to the conclusion that after 35 years for working for a Financial Institution, that it was time to retire and a start another chapter in my life. In those 35 years, I was responsible for creating and delivering a great customer experience. Knowing that I could transfer those genuine, authentic skills to a different business, I started Serenity Travel Vacations, LLC. Our family has taken a wide variety of vacations. When the kids were young, always staying at a condo, so I could prepare meals. We went on cruises and I liked not having the prep work but wish we could stay at the ports longer. So, in 2013 when we booked a vacation in the Caribbean at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club in Puerto Plata, I was totally surprised that I had the best of both worlds. With that, that is why we became shareholders at Lifestyle.
Grace Semingsen purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Grace Semingsen chose Barrio Las Yaguitas
After our first trip to the Dominican Republic, we absolutely fell in love with the resort and the people. The resort offered so many options and luxuries that we could not have dreamed for. Puerto Plata is tucked away in the northern coast of the Dominican. There is spectacular hiking, lively towns, mountain biking and miles and miles of sandy beaches. The water color is absolutely tranquilizing. After traveling to Hawaii several times, the Dominican is now a favorite destination.
What makes this Villa unique
Private beaches. Private Villas. Outstanding service and food. Options for all ages. Waking up and having coffee and breakfast made , with the table set inside or outside by the private pool.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Grace is the best lessor. Questions were answered immediately,everything was perfect prepared for u
We stayed 2 weeks in a villa in Los Maestros.
The villa was a bit older and had not quite the standard luxury in terms of interior and bathroom. But everything else already. Our villa was only a few meters from the ocean. The pool was cleaned every morning. The cook / maid came every day to prepare the breakfast. The breakfast was very generous but since it was the same every morning, we used to go to a buffet restaurant more often. Still, the freshly made breakfast in the villa was a luxury.
The villa was cleaned every day, towels for pool and bathroom were renewed daily.
The complex offers various pools that can be used depending on the booked standard (Villa = VIP Guest). On these enclosed beaches are countless large bed-like chairs, provided with comfortable pillows, ready for use. Everywhere were employees taking for towels and others providing all sorts of drinks from the bar, sometimes with snacks.
For dinner you have to book the restaurants on the day, quick to do with a call to the VIP service. Not every restaurant is open daily. But there are buffet restaurants, in which you can go without reservation. I recommend calling at 9 am for the dinner reservation. The later you call the later you get food appointments or in the worst case no more appointment.
Wi-Fi : there are only a few places free Wi-Fi. These are e.g. the reception areas, the tower and beaches. Or you buy internet, but at very overpriced prices.
In the area there are various offers of entertainment, about which in the morning in a small flyer was informed.
The resort is unfortunately so far from Puerto Plata, that you can not even go to town. A taxi ride costs 40US $ return.
Lifestyle offers various tours. We did the tours with a private company. Advantages: lower price, private tour (not in the 40-man bus), individual stops. I especially recommend Rene Robles with his company R.V. Private Tours. (See TripAdvisor for more).
The facility is a timeshare facility. So far no problem. But everywhere someone is trying to sell memberships. On the first day they took us on an alleged tour of the complex, but in the end, they only want to sell. If you have serious buying interest, this tour is really interesting. For us it was a missed half day.
Overall, we can recommend the resort, if you want to relax in the sun and let yourself be pampered. Everything is done here. And the entire staff is exceedingly friendly and always helpful and really motivated in their jobs.
We loved every minute of our stay. The room was very nice and right by the pool. It was our first time at an all inclusive resort and it definitely won't be our last. The staff was very frjendly and our host was very accommodating. We'll definitely be back!
I’m so grateful that you had a wonderful experience, even though your trip was shortened. I felt terrible when your flight changed. To really experience all the resort has to offer, I recommend a week.
If you have future travel needs, please let me know. I do give returning guest a discount.
Beautiful, private and Star 5 Service
LHVC is one of the most beautiful Resorts I have ever experienced, and having the maid come in to cook breakfast every morning at the Villa is a Bonus! We simply had a blast and it was quite therapeutic! When we went out and returned, our Villa was clean. The landscaping is out of this world and being able to take a dip in the pool at 11pm was great!
Thanks for the great review. It was a pleasure serving you and hope to hear from you again!
The resort is huge with something for everyone. Great food, great drinks, lots of pools and beaches.