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An affordable Caribbean vacation does exist! If you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday-- somewhere slightly off the beaten path-- while staying at a comfortable family-friendly vacation villa with private pool and with attentive maid/ housekeeping/ chef service, look no further. Affordable luxury does exist. Villa Vista Del Mar is a spacious 6 BR, 7.5 bath vacation villa. A short walk takes you to a lovely Caribbean beach protected by a reef so that the surf is gentle, ideal for swimming. No worries about rip tides, undertow or strong currents. Sandy beaches are dotted with Palm and Sea Grape trees to provide plenty of sun and shade.
This comfortable vacation villa has 7700 sq. ft. of useable space: 4300 sq. ft. of interior living space and a 3400 sq. ft sun terrace surrounding a 34 foot private pool. Multiple porches & balconies including ensure everyone can spread out to find their own space. A first floor master bedroom makes it convenient fro elderly guests to relax. You may find it difficult to pull yourself away from floating in the pool while sipping a pina colada, or from taking a nap in the hammock. You can chill out on the massage table as the masseuse takes over. Expansive yards and gardens (including a banana and mango tree) on 3 sides of the villa allow privacy from neighboring homes.
If you prefer a more active vacation there are abundant tours, adventures, golf, casinos & restaurants. Visit Ocean World Dolphin Park where you can swim with dolphins, sharks and sea lions; or try your luck at Ocean World Casino where you can dine in a 5 star restaurant and watch Las Vegas style shows... all just a 10 minute walk from our beach home. Explore historic Puerto Plata, 4 miles away. Or venture off on Jeep Safaris, Catamaran trips, White water rafting, scuba diving, snorkeling and much more.
Sample the menus at dozens of local restaurants…. You will fine everything from Dominican specialties such as langostino, conch and chivo or the usual favorites such as Filet Mignon, Chicken and Pork dishes, to kid friendly hamburgers, tacos and pizza. There are countless adventures and activities for you to discover-- all from the comfort of our beach villa in Playa Cofresi...
While at the villa you will be pampered by dedicated long term staff. The full time housekeeper, Mercy, will cook and serve your meals, snacks and drinks and then whisk away the dirty dishes. She will keep the villa tidy and tend to your laundry. All you do is RELAX. When there are 6 or more guests, additional maids assist to ensure all guests- moms included- enjoy a truly carefree vacation. In fact many females cry when it is time to leave because they cannot take Mercy home with them
Julio, our full-time personal houseman, keeps the gardens, pool, and home in pristine condition. He owns a large van to provide airport meeting service for our guests. And because he is our private full time houseman he can be hired to errands such as providing an initial food package set up or going food shopping during your vacation.
And 'just in case' we have a full time manager available 24 hours a day to address your needs. If you need anything, the staff is there to help.
A local Cofresi tour operator provides advice and booking services for a wide variety of tours and activities: everything from horseback riding to jeep safaris, catamaran trips, scuba diving, white water rafting, swimming with dolphins, go kart racing, mini golf, spa services, golf tennis, and much more.
Playa Cofresi is ideally located for all types of vacationers... Stay in our lovely cove and enjoy the local amenities, or use it as a base to explore the many interesting sights along the North Coast. Whether you are looking to just float in the pool, nap in the hammock and relax or want to go out and experience life to the fullest Villa Vista del Mar caters to everyone.
You'll find the Dominicans are well-deserving of their reputation for friendliness and hospitality; they go out of their way to make you feel welcome in their country. It doesn't matter if you don't speak Spanish. Many Dominicans now speak and understand a good deal of English, especially in the tourist areas. But you will also quickly find that a smile or kind gesture will open many doors for. Guests have always managed and enjoyed the experience of being exposed to the culture of this beautiful country and its people.
So if you have an adventurous heart and truly enjoy being a part of the country you're visiting, come to Villa Vista del Mar at Playa Cofresi. Break away from the cookie cutter confines of an all inclusive and become imerged in the local culture. Be prepared to relax while the staff takes over the mundane responsibilities. Enjoy life as you fall asleep to the sound of the ocean and wake up with the songbirds.
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The villa offers child safety features for added peace of mind for parents. A special gate can be put up to separate the pool area from the dining terrace when toddlers are in residence. The entire terrace is gated so little ones cannot wander off. All balcony and terrace railings are spaced closely together and are high enough to offer safety. A crib, high chair, changing table, booster seat, guard rail, life jacket and inflatable pool are available....moreless
Julio, our personal full time houseman can be hired to do all the food shopping. The maids will cook, serve and clean all meals, snacks & drinks. They will cater to your needs. For ex. they understand many kids prefer hot dogs and pasta while adults may like something more exotic....moreless
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Dec 15 - Apr 30, 2015
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
May 1 - Dec 14, 2015
4 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest
Dec 15 - Apr 30, 2016
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $43 per night, per additional guest
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Our charming seaside community is home to Ocean World, the Caribbean's largest and newest interactive marine aquatic park where you swim with dolphins, snorkel in a huge salt water aquarium, watch sea lions perform or enjoy a wide variety of other activities, A Casino, oceanside restaurant, disco, entertainment clubhouse with Las Vegas style shows and marina with dive shop is also open
If you desire a more active vacation, talk to the local tour operator about abundant adventures. Choose from a horseback ride into the mountains, a jeep safari to amazing waterfalls, a catamaran snorkeling trip along the ocean, try white water rafting, ride a cable car up the mountain, take the kids to a go cart park, play tennis and much more, There is a Robert Trent Jones golf course and additional casinos about 6 miles away.
Detailed Orientation Books at the Villa provide additional information on Meal Planning, Restaurant Guides, Activities & Tours
Year Purchased: 1982
About the owner: My husband and I grew up vacationing at beaches. We are beach bums. I spent my summers at the New Jersey shore and my husband at the beaches of Cape Cod MA. Although we may debate which is the better place in the States (NJ shore or Cape Cod), one thing we both agree on is that Playa Cofresi, Dominican Republic is the most relaxing and most unique place to vacation. Whether we are looking for simple quiet relaxation floating pool or dozing in the hammock, looking to swim & snorkel at local beaches, or want to venture off on more exciting adventures in the countryside there are always plenty of options. Of course having an attentive maid serving non-stop drinks and food is a big plus! Our 3 children have grown up at Cofresi and think of it as their 2nd home. They benefitted from the “fun aspects”; the privileges of having a staffed Caribbean vacation home. But they have also had the opportunity to experience a different culture, to observe how people from other countries live and to understand that there are many different ways to enjoy life despite economic status. This educational aspect has been priceless. In 2006, Donald Smith (Cindy's father) passed away and the property & rental management transferred to Cindy. In memory of Don's passion for his beloved Cofresi home, for his devotion to his Dominican family, and for his love of this colorful country we will continue to cultivate his dream. We hope you will stay at our beautiful family home so that you can share our enthusiasm for this wonderful vacation destination.
Why the Owner Chose Playa Cofresi:
Villa Vista del Mar at Playa Cofresi has been our family's second home since 1982. We first traveled to this secluded unspoiled area back in the days when there were few tourists, supermarkets did not exist in town, horse-drawn carts were a common sight, and cows wandered about on our dirt roads. This all began when Lenore and Donald Smith, Cindy's parents, went on a business trip to the Dominican Republic in 1981 and visited the North Coast where they were told they would find some of the Caribbean's prettiest beaches. They became enchanted with Playa Cofresi and on the 'spur of the moment' decided to buy property. The original house was built in 1982 when there were just a handful of homes in this pastoral ocean-side community. When they retired in 1995, they spent more time in Cofesi made major additions & and improvements to the villa to provide more spacious accommodations for their extended family. The property continues to grow and change with the needs of our family and guests.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
If you are looking for a relaxing, comfortable and affordable vacation... maybe something slightly off the beaten path you have come to right place. Villa Vista del Mar was built for comfort, fun and safety; and with expansive yards on all sides you will not feel the intrusion of neighboring homes. We have been in the hospitality business for over 30 years and have tried to think of everything to make your vacation run as smoothly and as carefree as possible. Our experienced extensive full time staff will pamper you to no end, but will also retreat to their quarters to allow you to have privacy. The maids will attend to all cooking, serving, cleaning and laundry starting in the morning with made-to-order breakfast and freshly squeezed orange juice. Throughout the day they will 'twist your arm' asking you if you'd like another pina colada while you are floating in the pool. Your most difficult decisions will be to decide what to eat and when to eat... The pampering does not end until they leave for the day... Or until your vacation ends Our full time houseman is available for airport transfer service, to run errands, to go food shopping and more. We have a manager available 24/ 7 for those “just in case” scenarios, and a local tour operator who will come to the house to help you with the multitude of activities, tours and adventures. You will be well taken care of by the many people who have become our 2nd family. There is a detailed Villa Orientation Book, Suggested Meal Planning Guide, Local Restaurant recommendations, Descriptions of Tours & Activities and more. When you arrive at the villa all you have to do is unpack and relax. Slow down. Go with the flow. Listen to the waves and songbirds. Admire the panoramic ocean and mountain views. Life is different, more relaxed. You will become quickly acclimated to the phrase 'no problema'. Hopefully you will enjoy every moment at your own private Caribbean home away from home.
Spacious 6 BR Vacation Villa with private pool, attentive staff, steps to beach
Numerous cushioned chaises and a very popular sunbed provide room for everyone
Everyone can be part of the group on the massive 3400 square foot terrace
Terrace rockers are popular for morning coffee and late night cocktails
2 of 3 MBRs open to a large shared galleria - perfect for cocktails or massages
MBR #3 has a private balcony complete with hammock and chairs
The ever popular L-shaped dorm sleeps 6 in style in 4 twins and 1 bunk bed
Majestic Mount Isabel provides a stunning background for all of Cofresi
Fight for the 2 hammocks- perfect for napping or quiet reading
Spacious family-friendly living areas accomodate large or small size groups
Cofresi Beach is 1 mile long, lined by palm trees and protected by a reef
Sun or shade, sand or grass- there are lots of options at the beach
Enjoy both shaded balconies and a huge open sun terrace
Float in the 34 foot pool edged with a privacy wall
The dining terrace, room for 16+ can be separated from the pool for safety
Find comfortable, relaxed furnishings including king beds in 3 of the 4 MBRs
All 3 MBRs are comfortable large with room to really spread out
A cozy twin BR can easily be converted to a King size bed
Oversized balconies with chairs and hammock have mountain and ocean views
Enjoy a beautiful sunrise while sipping Dominican coffee
Relax with a massage on the 2nd floor galleria while listening to the ocean
Interior dining room is perfect for more formal occasions
Majestic Mount Isabel as viewed from the beach
So ask yourself- Wouldn't you rather be here right now?
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