5 Star Vacation/Holiday House/Home Rental /Pool,Cabarete Bay
You sent a message to this owner.
- Minimum stay:7-14 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Cabarete house description
Casa Bonita is a beautiful 3 bedroom villa for rent. It is a short term or medium term rental-Available weekly or monthly. It has its own private pool and 6-person outdoor jetted jacuzzi right on Cabarete Bay next to Kite Beach on the north shore of Dominican Republic! We have a private Roof-Top Deck with an Ocean and Mountain View! It is the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday or an active one. Our uncrowded beach and trade winds make the perfect launch spot for kite surfing ,windsurfing or sunbathing. We are situated on beautiful Cabarete Beach in between Kite beach and the town of Cabarete! We are also a short ten minute drive from the famous surf spot of Encuentro beach. Cabarete is only 20 minutes away from the Puerto Plata International Airport. Our home is in a lovely beachfront community, which has 16 Caribbean style homes in an extremely picturesque setting. It is a gated community with 24-hour security and there is an onsite tennis court! You can hear the ocean waves from the house, which is only steps from the beautiful, golden-sand beach of Cabarete Bay with palm trees for shade if you wish, if not there is plenty of sun!
The village of Cabarete is spread out across the center of a gorgeous, semi-circular beach. We are a ten-minute walk from the heart of the international town of Cabarete with its quaint restaurants, casual and fine dining, a casino and its infamous nightlife. The distance to Cabarete is close enough for convenience but just the right distance away for enjoying the tranquility that Bahia de Arena offers. You may have heard a lot about the Dominican Republic lately in the New York Times, CNN and many other nationally syndicated publications, it is being touted as the next undiscovered hotspot. Well I can tell you that it is being discovered and tourism is booming but it is still very affordable and not crowded.
Nestled amid Cuba, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico in the heart of the Caribbean archipelago, the island of Hispaniola (Little Spain) is divided between Haiti, on the westernmost third of the island, and the Dominican Republic, which has a lush landmass about the size of Vermont and New Hampshire combined. In the Dominican interior, the fertile Valley of Cibao (rich sugarcane country) ends its upward sweep at Pico Duarte, the highest mountain peak in the West Indies, which soars to 3,125m (10,417 ft.).
Much of what Columbus first sighted still remains in a natural, unspoiled condition. One-third of the Dominican Republic's 1,401km (870-mile) coastline is devoted to beaches. Columbus sighted its coral-edged Caribbean coastline on his first voyage to the New World and pronounced: 'There is no more beautiful island in the world.' The first permanent European settlement in the New World was on November 7, 1493, and its ruins still remain near Montecristi in the northeast part of the island.
The Dominican people are some of the friendliest and happiest people in the world, unlike some destinations, they welcome tourists and go out of their way to ensure a great vacation. Cabarete is also world famous for being one of the top windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing and now sailing destinations. Any activity that you want to do in Dominican Republic is possible either right in Cabarete, or a short distance away. Besides the watersports, there is horseback riding right on the beach, canyoning, kayaking, waterfalls and of course the famous Playa Grande Golf Course which is only 40 minutes away; it is one of the most beautiful golf courses in the Caribbean, it was designed by the celebrated architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., on an area of more than 15 hectares (370 acres), 10 of the 18 holes are played along the side of the sea cliffs overlooking the ocean. It is a Par 72, 18 hole Championship Golf Course. It is as picturesque as the Pebble Beach Golf Course in California.
Casa Bonita is a 3-bedroom, single-dwelling 2200 square ft home and as compared to any other house in Cabarete bay it is considered a luxury house rental; it is beautifully decorated with premium furniture, indoor and outdoor eating areas, large open living room/kitchen concept with 21 foot vaulted ceiling, a panoramic view of fully fenced and private tropical garden with private swimming pool and in-ground 6-person Jacuzzi Tub! Quality mattresses on all beds, screens on all windows, private outdoor shower for rinsing after the beach, very large roof top Ocean and Mountain view Deck. It is a Gated community with 24 hour security. Maximum occupancy 6 people. Master bedroom, King-size bed/ Air-conditioned. Second bedroom, Full-size bed/ Air-conditioned. Third bedroom one-twin, one-full bed/ Air-conditioned. Ceiling fans in all rooms of the house. Dishwasher, microwave, gas oven/stove, stainless steel refrigerator, blender, toaster, all necessary kitchen supplies, Stereo, Cable TV, DVD, Wireless internet, a safe, 2 bathrooms, the master-bedroom bathroom has a large 2-person tub and the other has a bathtub and shower. All linens, including beach towels, 6 day a week maid service. Meals prepared, if desired, nominal fee Driver available, if desired, negotiated fee depending on time and distance.
Travel expert Lonely Planet describes the Dominican Republic as a great place to party, relax or explore, saying: 'The white-sand beaches, impressive mountain ranges veined with spectacular rivers and waterfalls, and saltwater lakes teeming with exotic wildlife are just part of the appeal.'
Keywords: House, cabarete, beach, ocean, villa,
dominican republic, surfing, kite surfing,short term,rental,cabarete bay,ocean view,private,pool,jacuzzi,gated community,security
- 2200 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Private Chef
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
The kitchen is equipped with everything you will need including, all pots and pans, spatulas,whisks,garlic crusher,wine bottle opener, measuring spoons and cup, pizza pan, baking pan, etc......moreless
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Towels Provided
- Air Conditioning
- The best location, the best house at the best price on Cabarete Bay!
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Deepsea Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Jet Skiing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Whitewater Rafting
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Eco Tourism
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Whale Watching
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Bahia de Arena is a gated community with private beach access for residents and renters only, this means that our beach is very uncrowded. If you are a kitesurfer or windsurfer you can be assured this is the best, least crowded launch spot on Cabarete Bay, with the perfect tack to the best waves on the reef!...moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
Not your Fathers all inclusive!
Not your Fathers all inclusive!
Casa Bonita is, of course, not an all inclusive resort, but rather a very nice 3 bedroom home with the best features of an all inclusive (pool, hot tub, 6 day per week maid service) without all of the structure. Eat when and where you want, sit on a beach that is never busy and somtimes yours alone, walk an easy fifteen minutes on the beach to shopping, ride horses on the beach, sail board,fish with Freddy, learn to kite board etc.etc. The owner lives near by...while we had very little reason to call him, he and his wife were most respinsive but never obtrusive. The maid has been with the house for a number of years and is absolutely perfect, "muy simpatico" The house is in a sub division known as Bahia Arena....very secure and all other houses are as nice as this one. My wife and I spent January and February of "13 in this house...hope you enjoy your visit as much as we did.
- Guest DE (Wisconsin)
- Date of stay 01/02/13
- Review Submitted 03/06/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
A Week in Paradise
A Week in Paradise
Review Submitted: 01 March 2012 Date of Stay: February 2012 (This review has been re-posted by the owner of Casa Bonita from client, Mary G who rented Casa Bonita and wrote this review from a different rental site -- Homeaway.co.uk.) Our son has just sent photos and videos of our week in Cabarete---they could be right out of a tourist brochure. The skies were blue, the weather was perfect, the beach was unbelievable, the kites were a colorful distraction each afternoon---all in all, it couldn't have been better. Casa Bonita was airy and spacious, attractively decorated, and well maintained by Maria and the owner, Marc, who was instantly responsive to our vacationer questions. We were asking a lot; we were a group ranging from 6 months old to 76 years. The families with small children stayed next door at the Nanny Estates---we all went back and forth, stopping frequently at the good coffee shop near the gate. Casa Bonita was Command Central, with some delicious dinners, and many quiet moments spent reading by the pool. It was a tropical treat in the middle of February! Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I am so glad you and your family had such a wonderful time! I hope you will come back and stay at Casa Bonita again soon. :) Rating5 out of 5
- Guest Mary (United States)
- Date of stay 02/15/12
- Review Submitted 11/02/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Our stay at Casa Bonita was great. We found the property to be well maintained. Maria came every day but Sunday to clean up which was a huge bonus as the sand from the beach would inevitably track in no matter how careful we were. Marc was very helpful and all suggestions/recommendations were great. Instructions to the house addressed all needs and Marc was very quick at responding to questions. Walk to the beach was 2 minutes, walk to restaurants along the beach was 10-15 (even with kids). House perfectly accomodated us and we had 5 adults and 3 kids for part of our stay. Everything we needed was there and is reflected in the description. We would definitely recommend the house to friends/family and would stay there again on our next trip.
- Guest Krista (Jackson, WY)
- Date of stay 11/25/11
- Review Submitted 12/11/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children.
Wonderful house in great location
Wonderful house in great location
My family stayed at this home for aweek in mid March, our College spring break time. We had agreat time; the house has a full kitchen, 2 baths, and a pool.There is a communal tennis court; although we never had enough time to play. We had trouble deciding as a group where to eat; there were too many choices. A favorite was the Cabarete Cafe, which was at the entrance to this development. Tricia the owner, can also set you up with fishing trips, an estuary river cruise, a Cocoa trip in the mountains, or a full day of coffee bean harvesting. House is within three houses of the ocean.
- Guest nornan (Syracuse)
- Date of stay 03/13/11
- Review Submitted 03/27/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner response: Thanks for your review, we really appreciate it and hope you come back again!
Wonderful villa on a nice stretch of beach in cabarete.. The villa is very short walk to the beach (~ 1 minute), and far enough from the road so not noisy. The location between town and punta goleta is far enough from town to be quiet but close enough for easy an walk in, even with young ones. Perfect location for kiteboarding as you can rig right in front, but with a short walk on beach it is easy to be far away from the kiting action if desired. The owners maintain the house really well and were very helpful in our stay. Would definitely stay there again if available.
- Guest Peter T (Falmouth)
- Date of stay 02/23/11
- Review Submitted 03/07/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with young children.
Owner response: It was so nice to have met you and your beautiful family. I wish you all the best and hope you will one day return. Marc
Review of Casa Bonita
Review of Casa Bonita
We (four adults) stayed at Casa Bonita for ten days. The online pictures definitely do the house justice. The rooms were spacious and well laid out, and the house is convenient to the town, although the road to Cabarete proper is not a great road to walk on. Having a car is a must. The beach is less than a two minute walk away, but the "private beach" offers nothing in terms of amenities. You can walk about five minutes down the beach and use the amenities at a nearby hotel as long as you purchase anything from the hotel (a water, soda, beer, etc.). We selected the house because it had a pool and we were told there were four lounge chairs. The pool is shaded most of the day (there is about a half hour interval where it is sunny) and the patio deck is covered and receives no sun. Also, the listing indicates that there is an adjacent hot tub, however, there is no way to heat the hot tub. It is merely a small tub next to the pool. There is a great roof top deck which gets sun all day, but the steps to get there are steep (probably not great for children) and you wouldn't want to run back and forth in and out of the pool. Also, there are only two loungers, and four other fold-out chairs (which do not recline). We also note that many house rentals in the area include the washer and dryer as appliances for use by guests. Casa Bonita does not, even though there is a washer and dryer in the house. I would have preferred they increase their prices for the use of the washer and dryer. As well, the owners should consider putting a water cooler in the kitchen (guests can purchase gallons of water at nearby stores, but it is a pain to have to pour from those containers into glasses and pitchers in order to drink clean water). Overall, the house was good, but if you are looking to lounge in the sun at the pool, this is not the house for you.
- Guest Cabarete Visitor (Toronto, Canada)
- Date of stay 12/22/10
- Review Submitted 02/28/11
Recommended for: Families with young children.
Owner response: To VRBO House number 126601 from Marc Ciotti I would just like to comment on some of the things you have reviewed. The road to Cabarete is not the safest or best way into town, the beach is. In the 5 years people have been staying here, only a few have rented a car, and that was for excursions outside of Cabarete. There are many inexpensive taxi's, and buses here if you wish to go to other places. The private beach is only a beach. It is a gorgeous part of Cabarete bay and is like having your own private beach as it is usually much less crowded than a little closer to town. We have provided 8 collapsible lightweight beach chairs for your use on the beach. When you arrived, we provided you with 4 pool lounge chairs as you had requested. Normally the weather is hot and sunny and the pool receives many hours of sunlight per day. The weather you experienced during your stay was cloudy and rainy. (very unusual). The listing states a 6 person in-ground jacuzzi. This is for the pleasure of children as it is quite shallow and a safe place for them to play. Adults wishing to cool off find that this jacuzzi is perfect as it does stay cool even on a very hot day. I'm not sure how you would go from the pool to the rooftop deck without first getting out of the pool and walking over to the steps. They are not too steep and there is a hand rail on both sides, and it does get sun all day. We do not advertise a washer and dryer, It is for the sole use of the maid in preparing your sheets and towels. We did provide you with a phone number for a reputable cleaning service which is quite inexpensive and would even pick up and deliver any clothing you wanted cleaned. The fastest and most convenient method we have found is to pour the water into the two glass flasks we provide and then place them in the refrigerator. The large water bottles are too heavy for most people to pick up and turn over into a water cooler. I hope you had a good time overall. We do our best to ensure everyone has a great time while staying here. I did not receive a phone call or an email from you during your entire stay. If you have a request, you should have asked. I would have solved it if it were possible. I cannot control the weather, and I think this had a lot to do with your unhappiness.
Casa Bonita was a great place to stay, very spacious and beautifully decorated. With the windows open or sitting outside by the pool you can hear the wonderful surf, you are that close to the beach. Outside you can enjoy the private pool or hot tub with complete privacy. The morning sun makes it a terrific place to read a book and enjoy a cup of coffee.The property was fully equipped with everything you will need to enjoy your stay, right down to the beach chairs and Internet access if you need or want to stay connected. Rosa’s supermarket is conveniently located down the road so you can stock up on some basics for breakfast or lunch. The kitchen has all the appliances, cookware and dishes if you want to prepare your own meals. Restaurants are plentiful and are a 20-minute walk down the beach. Their selection of food and drink is wonderful.Maria keeps the place clean and tidy everyday. On two evenings during our stay, we had Maria prepare two wonderful Dominican dishes for us. It was extremely economical and the experience could not be matched by any of the restaurants we visited. The Parsons were great to deal with, both before our arrival as well as during our stay. They were very helpful with information on the area and directions to places we wanted to visit. We truly enjoyed our week at Casa Bonita!
- Guest Paul K1 (Cherry Hill, NJ)
- Date of stay 07/19/08
- Review Submitted 07/19/08
La Casa Bonita is highly recommended after having experienced luxury hotels and all-inclusive resorts throughout the Caribbean. This vacation home is ideal for families traveling with children, groups of adults or even couples who want more SPACE than typically afforded on vacations. The home is nestled a short city block away from the beach although it has a pool should you desire more privacy. The kitchen is fully equipped so you can easily cook for yourself although we enjoyed the cooking of the property’s maid on most days. Meals were prepared for a flat rate of $7. Should you desire to explore the town, Cabarete has a number of restaurants, sports bars and shops that will help your time to pass. Spanish as a second language is not needed but is most certainly useful. The majority of the restaurants cater to English speaking patrons so their staff is bi-lingual. The Parsons are trustworthy owners who made the logistics of checking in and checking out seamless.We will visit the DR again. Cheap flights from NYC, inexpensive home cooked food and the unreal weather made for a great vacation.I found activecabarete to be the most useful website.
- Guest K. Saunders (New York, NY)
- Date of stay 03/16/08
- Review Submitted 03/16/08
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
7 night min stay
Dec 15 - Jan 15
14 night min stay
Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details.
Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
- Nearest Airport: Puerto Plata at 20 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Cabarete Beach at 20 Metres
Year Purchased: 2004
- Primary: (829) 353-1884 (Dominican Republic)
- Click Here to see All My Rental Listings
Outdoor-eating area, pool, 6-person Jacuzzi in fenced private backyard!
Gourmet kitchen with island and breakfast bar
Aerial view of Private Pool and 6-Jacuzzi!
Large living-room with beautiful glass door entrance!
2nd bedroom with double bed, desk, dresser and large window filled with greenery
Beautiful, spacious gourmet kitchen with granite counter top!
Breathtaking view of Cabarete Bay from your own private beach access!
Large rooftop deck with ocean/mountain views, like being in a tree house!
Breathtaking aerial view of Cabarate Bay!
Relax hilltop under the palm trips and enjoy the ocean view!
Large-spacious and bright living room with 18 ft vaulted ceiling
Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and ensuite bathroom with 2 person Jacuzzi
Luscious plant filled entrance!
2nd bathroom, with tub and shower and banana and coconut trees out your window!
Equipped with all you will need for wonderful meals or hire the cook!
Your own private pool!
Your own private beach access!
Beach view of our beautiful neighborhood!
There have been visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Monday, December 16, 2013
3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
Get an instant quote
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.