A Jewel on Cabarete Bay Beach (Oceanside) with Private Pool
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Cabarete villa description
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!
Keywords: Villa and Guest House
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Private swimming pool, tiki bar, tropical gardens,
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Beach View
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Parks
- Whale Watching
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
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Ladies Week In Cabarete
Ladies Week In Cabarete
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.
- Guest Phyllis S.
- Date of stay 07/03/13
- Review Submitted 07/11/13
Owner response: I purposefully waited a week before responding to this review. Hopefully that was long enough. The issue here is the flushing of feminine products. I was asked to advertise on VRBO the fact they cannot be flushed in my villa, if I refused then I could expect a bad review. I refused. Maid service is daily with the exception of Sunday and holidays. Like any hotel they clean the villa, make the beds, remove the trash and etc. We do not offer a concierge service or maid service on a 24/7 basis. We are not nearly as large as the 4 Star hotels of Punta Cana and really can't compete with them; most people don't expect us to. We are a free standing villa in a neighborhood of similar family style villas with a 10 foot high stone privacy fence around the property. We are not equipped with a washer/dryer as we have found most people staying here do not use them. Therefore we do not have an ironing board or iron and were unable to supply same for this guest on short notice. As an alternative we do offer a laundry service, the maids will take the laundry and return same that night for a small fee. Peggy is our onsite manager with over 20 people working for her. She is not available to personally greet each guest upon arrival however she does make an effort to meet everyone during their stay. She is not a personal concierge. She is always available by phone or email and one of her staff is usually in the immediate vicinity to help with questions or problems. Although I'm not usually there personally I am available by phone or email and like Peggy I will make every effort to fully satisfy any reasonable request or complaint. Thank you all for your understanding in this delicate matter. Dan Reid e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
EXCELLENT VILLA - BETTER THAN THE PHOTOS
EXCELLENT VILLA - BETTER THAN THE PHOTOS
Where to start...This beautiful gated community is only one half hour from the airport. For $35 US Jose will pick you up and take you to the villa. He will even stop for groceries if you want on the way to the villa. He was so friendly and nice. The small community is gated and watched 24 hours a day. Both at the entrance to the community and the walkway to the beach. the Villa is even more beautiful than the photos. Must more lush with tropical plants and it was VERY CLEAN. Our housekeeper Edy, was so sweet and put fresh flowers in our villa daily. The pool is a DREAM. There is a small built in table in the pool with a underwater seating so you can sit and drink and enjoy the privacy of the pool behind the Villa. All the other villas in the community had the pools out front, we loved that it was PRIVATE. The white marble floors were cool on your feet and felt great. Lots of storage space for our things. Big dining room table, the kitchen had most anything you wanted. the wifi worked great, and there was a TV in the living room and in one of the bedrooms. The porch out front with the rockers was very nice. It only rained once, but it was great to have a place outside to sit. Each bedroom has it's own A/C unit and they worked very well keeping it cool. The pool man came by each day checking the pool. He was also very friendly. I agree you do not need a car. With the way the Dominican people drive, you would not want to be on the roads with them. All we did was walk down the beach and there was anything you wanted. it was such a wonderful villa and such a great location and I felt sorry for the suckers who were stuck in a hotel with all the noise and congestion. I am now spoiled rotten and will be hard to stay in a hotel again. If you are lucky enough to book this villa, you will feel like you just hit the jackpot. Such a wonderful place, kind and friendly people, and a bonus was the binder in the villa explaining things. Even got pizza delivery within 5 minutes from ordering it. The guards at the gate were kind enought to order for us as we did not speak spanish. There is a coffee place right outside the front gate with amazing food for a good price. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone who wants a slice of paradise. It truly was an amazing place to stay and it is kept up very nice and clean. I can't think of one negative thing about this villa or community. BOOK IT YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!!!!
- Guest Fawn & Bill Walters (Lafayette, IN)
- Date of stay 02/25/13
- Review Submitted 03/08/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
A Week of Pure Relaxation
A Week of Pure Relaxation
From the owner to Fred, the onsite property manager to Ana, the daily housekeeper to Iluminati, the cook to Jose, the driver, everyone was prompt, agreeable and easy to deal with. The property itself is well maintained and surrounded on three sides by a colonial style10' high stone wall. The front hedge and most of the other hedges in the gated compound are hibiscus. Different shades of bouginvilla are also prominent. The house and pool were clean and maintained. The beach itself was beautiful. Interesting to us, was the absence of any birds on the beach. Other reviewers referred to the lack of shells on the beach: we agree but also point out that the same absence of shells contribute to a beach that is very gentle on the feet. Watching the kite surfing late each afternoon was an unexpected treat. Their skills in addition to the colors of all the sails was something we'll not soon forget. Side trips to Sousa and Porto Plata were interesting and helped flesh out the culture and history of that part of the island. We would certainly be pleased to return again.
- Guest Mark (Mechanicsburg, PA)
- Date of stay 03/17/12
- Review Submitted 03/26/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, tourists without a car.
Owner ReviewGuest comment entered by owner
First I would like to Thank the guest who wrote review # 4760711. As the owner of this Villa I must admit I had not been to the Villa in almost 2 years. I was disappointed in this review and went to look for myself. Here's what I found. The Villa was indeed in need of painting, as was the pool. It was originally expected that the last paint job would last 5 years. It didn't, it lasted 3 years. Contracts have been issued to drain, reseal and repaint the pool as well as the complete exterior of the Villa and Pool House. All work will be completed by mid-December 2011. As to pool chemicals there is an automatic dispenser that was in perfect working order. I assume there was a language issue here as there is no problem. All beaches in the Dominican are open to the public. The beauty in our part of the beach is that an easy 5 minute walk takes you to the restaurants on the beach where you can swim or be waited on without leaving your beach chair. I'm not aware of shelling other than that they are offered for sale along the beach as well as in the village of Cabarete. Now to the problem. I have to rely on a local management company to provide services including maintenance, lawn care, pool service and etc. These accusations as well as the condition (need of Painting) of my Villa are totally unacceptable. We now have a new management company which includes pool service. I would like to thank all of you, my guests, for your business as well as your comments; rest assured they will be acted upon. Dan Reid
- Guest Dan
- Date of stay 11/02/11
- Review Submitted 11/11/11
The weather & the people are beautiful!
The weather & the people are beautiful!
The pictures must have been taken when the property was first purchased, it is as pictured but is time worn. The pool needs some TLC, but the water was the perfect temperature, and they have a pool man service it regularly, although he said it didn't need chemicals...I dont' quite understand that. The onsites wife will come poolside to give you a stone massage, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! Very reasonable! The house was clean, maids are provided, the onsite manager was very helpful arranging excursions, we went on a wonderful catamarand/scuba day trip from Sousua. You don't need to rent a car....in fact you wouldn't want to, people drive crazy! Joseph was our driver from pick up & drop off at the airport to shuttling us around anywhere we wanted to go, he was great! The beach near the unit was a little dissapointing to me, but we went to Playa Grande beach & you were in paradise! Food was prepared in little huts & brougt to you by the ocean, very reasonable & the fresh pineapple pina colada's are to die for! We went to see the Blue Lagoon, dispite what we were told it is not the location that the movie of the same name was filmed. It is beautiful, but in disrepair, too bad! I am a sheller, and despite what was said in the owners blurb about things to do, I found one shell & I had to dive for it at Playa Grande, so that was dissapointing. I thought the food in the nicer places was a little high, but you can hire a cook to come to the villa for a very small amount of money, and her food was GREAT! First time I rented a place without a dishwasher & washer & dryer...bit of a drag there, but again you can have things done pretty cheaply. You must learn how to say NO, as people there continuously approach you to sell you something. If you are willing (and like) to haggle you can get some good deals. It is not like going to Hawaii, Tahiti, Bora Bora or Moorea....but it was a different kind of tropical experience that I don't regret. Weather was perfect! Make sure you try the "Mamajuana"....(it is the signature rum drink of the DR) just to say you did! The security was good, but the pool guy took our camera...we knew it had to be him because he was the only one around and he brought it back to us in the evening (for a tip of course). There is a safe in the unit, I recommend using it & not being lax like I was. We changed our money in to DR currency, but found we really didn't have to as everyone seemed to accept American dollars. I have recommended it to friends.
- Guest TaTa (Las Vegas, Nevada)
- Date of stay 07/09/11
- Review Submitted 10/23/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Amazing family vacation
Amazing family vacation
We had a wonderful time at your villa. My entire family (husband and three kids ages 15, 12, and 6) really enjoyed the entire week. The house was just a short trip from the airpost. It was so nice to arrive in the DR and be at the place we were staying withing 1/2 hour. The weather was perfect everyday. The house was wonderful to relax in. We spent many wonderful hours out by the pool and reading on the rocking chairs on the front porch. Ther were plenty of shady areas for those who wanted to avoid the sun. We also enjoyed the beach and my son and I went jogging there each morning. The property manager helped us set a few excursions that we enjoyed but we actually ended up cancelling a few because we were having such a good time hanging out at the pool and beach. I thought the restaurants in the area were a bit over priced for the food they offered but great food wasn't a top priority for us on the trip. We made good use of the kitchen and grill. We hope to return to some day soon!
- Guest Lisa (NYC)
- Date of stay 04/21/11
- Review Submitted 05/11/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
We loved Villa Joya!
We loved Villa Joya!
Villa Joya is a well decorated, beautiful, clean and comfortable home. My husband is a wonderful cook -- so we had some meals at the villa and also enjoyed the restaurants on the beach. We had a wonderful time! There are endless options of things to do - from relaxing by the villa's private pool to many excursion options. I definitely loved the fact that a rental car was not necessary. We walked to restaurants and stores. The owners were great to deal with and the site staff were as well. Our plan is to vacation at this property again next year!
- Guest Family of 3 (Wilmington, DE)
- Date of stay 01/20/11
- Review Submitted 01/31/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
The property was exactly as promised – very beautiful and very clean. It was nice to have a private bath with every room. We also enjoyed the options of the beach and the private pool. The site manager made the arrangements to have a taxi pick us up at the airport and take us to the supermarket on the way to the villa. We were able to stock up on groceries and then supplement at local mercados. We also spent many evening eating at the great restaurants on the beach. I would highly recommend Villa Joya!
- Guest Shannan & John (Auburn, Maine)
- Date of stay 04/08/10
- Review Submitted 01/18/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Review from December 2010
Review from December 2010
The house was nice, spacious, clean. Not fancy or luxurious. It closely matches the pictures online. The bathrooms are fine, but could use updating. The best part of the property is its location (the complex is located next to the beach but the house is down the road in the complex --about a 45 sec walk to the beach) as well as the security and the daily maid service. The property managers were attentive and responded to any request or need. The grill in the backyard is great, but the stove and the refrigerator in the kitchen (at the time of our stay) were unreliable so we couldn't cook at the house as much we'd have liked. That said, the house is just a few minutes walk down the beach from an array of good restaurants.
- Guest Group of 4 young adults (New York, NY USA)
- Date of stay 12/23/10
- Review Submitted 01/14/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Owner response: To put this review in perspective this was a party requiring appliances to comply to Jewish Kosher religious standards. The family had many requests that we never had dealt with in the past. One of the requests was to have never used appliances and grill surfaces – or have the appliances cleaned to Kosher standards. We received countless number of emails prior to their vacation. Our compromise was to replace the gas grill at the Tiki Bar. After the trip I received a gushing email indication how much fun the family had – how they loved the home and were so comfortable. Knowing we went the extra mile I asked if they would write a review. This is the review we got ---they allowed the daughter to write the review. Interesting that they announced that there was a problem with the stove in the review – this is the first I have heard about it. I have had all the appliances checked out and everything is working properly. In this business sometimes the extra mile gives you a slap in the face.
thanks for the wonderful place
thanks for the wonderful place
Hello Karen, I want to thank you for our many stays at your place "Joya" in cabarete.. The place is always clean, and well stoked w/ towels, accessories for the kitchen, and anything else to make is feel at home.. We've continued to choose your place for several reasons.. The layout is ideal for the larger group we have.. I personally like the 4th bedroom that's separate from the house.. The pool is our central gathering place for cookouts, and visits from other friends.. We like the security of the place and to assistance from the staff w/ anything that may arise.. Of course it is a added plus to be able to walk a minute or two and be right on the sands of the beautiful beach.. Your place is ideally located.. We get the privacy and seclusion we desire, yet we can walk right in town to the restaurants, and shops.. I'm looking forward to our next stay there.. I'll have to remember to book early because the word is out that your place is the best.. thanks, Mark
- Guest Mark_HAC24935 (united states)
- Date of stay 06/10/10
- Review Submitted 09/02/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
High Season: $275.00 per night, 4 night minimum Low Season: $225.00 per night, 4 night minimum Holidays ..... Dec 15-Jan 15 $2200.00 weekly, 7 day minimum Dominican tax is added to each of the above prices High Season = January 15 - April 15, June 21 - August 30 Low Season = April 16 - June 20, September 1 - December 14
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- Nearest Airport: Puerta Plata (POP) at 20 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Cabarete at Cabarete
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Year Purchased: 2007
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Joya de la Bahia Main House
Guest House and Sun Deck
Light and Bright Kitchen
Main House - 'Flag Bedroom' - with attached Bath; french doors to pool
Guest House - Bedroom with Private Bath
Pool and Tiki Bar
Relax on the Veranda and feel the ocean breeze
Kitchen and Dining Area
Main House - Master Bedroom with Private Bathroom; private terrace
Main House - 'Flower Bedroom' with Private Bath; french doors to pool
Picture from Sun Deck - back of main house and pool
Entrance to Joya de la Bahia
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