Sunrise Villa - Luxury Beachfront Vacation Rental Villa
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Cabrera villa description
Sunrise Villa is a private, luxury Caribbean villa set on two acres of breathtaking beachfront property. The villa is located in exclusive Orchid Bay, a private, gated development.
It is a collection of charming Bali-style structures, comprised of a Main House featuring a master suite, plus additional buildings providing a total of eight bedrooms all with full, private baths and air conditioning.
The main house features a 2000 square foot great room, dining room, two large verandas and the Manana Bar, one of the largest in-home bars in the Caribbean.
All buildings surround a beautiful zero-entry pool and hot tub. Sunrise can accommodate up to 16 adults or a combination of adults and kids up to 26 people. This makes it the perfect family reunion getaway villa or the perfect setting for a Caribbean Wedding.
- Vacation Rental
- Smoking Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26, Beds for 26
Bathrooms: 10 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Fully Staffed, Air Conditioned, Zero-Entry Pool and Hot Tub, Fully Equipped Bar, On-site Massages, Facials and Qualified Nannies, Billiards Table, Giant Chess Board, PC with DSL Internet and Fax, Wi-Fi Capability, Free Internet Calls to the U, S, Video Games, 300 CD Music Collection, Mini Bars in Bedrooms (Free), Linens, Bath/Beach Towels Provided...moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Music Library
- Pool Table
- DVD Player
- Video Games
- Video Game Console
- Video Library
- Free Long Distance
- Computer Available
- Wireless Internet
- Mobile Phone
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Private Pool
- Hot Tub
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
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Paradise Awaited for my Honeymoon - WOW!
Paradise Awaited for my Honeymoon - WOW!
Our honeymoon at Sunrise-Villa in Cabrera, Dominican Republic was magical! After viewing pictures of the luxurious villa property, my husband and I couldn’t resist inviting 2 other couples to spend a week with us at Sunrise Villa. What better way to enjoy paradise, than with some of our closest friends. The pictures by far don’t do the Villa justice because you cannot capture the wonderful spirit and hospitality of the staff, the beauty of the lush tropical plants and flowers, or the magic of the Manana Bar…the property’s resident Bar, where we spent many evenings unwinding from a long day in the pool or the hammock. From the Property Manager who greets you aka Mr. Roark from Fantasy Island, to the massage therapist on staff who sets her table up near the crash of the waves, to the excellent chefs…every wish was granted. One day while lounging in the pool we mentioned to each other how good some homemade chocolate chip cookies would be and the next day, out comes fresh, hot chocolate chip cookies! If you can think it, it can happen. We had trips organized for us to explore the stunning panoramic views of the ocean on horseback, gambling at a nearby casino and we even had a homemade picnic lunch at one of the beaches where the locals visit. It’s true at times you can’t swim in the ocean in front of the Villa because it’s not safe, but we spent so much time in the pool and at a nearby beach, we never missed it! The staff even surprised us on our last night at the Villa by decorating our bed with a heart, shaped from fresh rose petals! It looked and smelled amazing. I recommend the villa to anyone who wants to truly relax and experience the beauty of the Dominican Republic. My friends keep asking if we can go back for an Anniversary trip in a few years! That's the best review in my book.
- Guest RhynoLover (Northern Virginia/ Washington DC)
- Date of stay 11/24/08
- Review Submitted 05/27/09
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Wow- what a slice of heaven. The staff- such as Ramon, who became our best friend quickly, the wonderful massages, babysitting services from Viviana, terrific chef- Frank, very accommodating to our every need. We were sad to leave and face reality!! Truly an amazing family vacation which we will never forget and always cherish!!
- Guest Bonnie F. (Ocala, Florida)
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/08/13
Nothing Can Beat It!!!
Nothing Can Beat It!!!
Well, what can you say except perfect. The property, staff and weather were awesome!!!! The only problem is we had to leave. The property is laid out extremely well with the main house serving as the meeting place for the various couples/families. One couple used the Diamante Suite in the main building. The accommodations are beautiful and well appointed. Even when others stayed up late with music playing, they were not disturbed. The combination of the dining facilities (with indoor and outdoor seating), bar, pool table, lounging and television areas along with the tremendous pool and spa (which we figure can easily hold 20) make this the ideal communal area for a group. The other suites we used were in great condition and offered their own individual features and advantages. All of them are in relatively close proximity to the main building but provide privacy. The Presidential Suite is large, well designed and furnished and features a great personal/small group bar. The Samana Suite provides the full beach experience as it is the closest villa to the private beach. The porch and outdoor showers are its highly notable features. The Royal Palm has the same design but is in the middle of the property (an excellent compromise for those wanting to be equally close to the main house and beach). Although we did not use the Garden Suites, we toured them. They are newer, provide a more private experience and have some notable luxury appointments in terms of furnishings and fixtures. Kevin (the owner) and Chris (the local contact) made the preparation easy and attended to all of our groups wants and needs. Once we arrived, the staff was totally prepared, including having the rooms in pristine shape and the appetizers and dinner ready. Ramone, the bartender. is the best, having highly honed bar and psychology skills. The chef, Frank, is incredible as he catered to our various requests without missing a beat (including vegans). Lastly, Tanya runs a tight ship in the house and Chris is the master of the local area, arranging for any activities we desired and giving us tours of local hot spots!!! We may have just been extremely lucky, but the weather was delightful. The temperature was about 70 at night and low 80's during the day with a constant, pleasant breeze. It only rained one night and very briefly the next morning. We are definitely headed back next year!!!!
- Guest Todd R.
- Date of stay 02/10/13
- Review Submitted 02/21/13
Spectacular family reunion at Sunrise Villa
Spectacular family reunion at Sunrise Villa
Our family held its family reunion at the Sunrise Villa during New Year’s week in December 2012. We had a spectacular time. Property – the property is wonderful – it is a beach property in a perfect tropical location, and with a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean. The main house and separate villas are very nice and clean, and the grounds are well manicured. That said, this is a beach property, so the environment is casual. The website indicates that men should have long pants and a collared shirt but we really didn’t need them. One night the villa takes its guests to a nice local hotel for dinner (so the in-house chef can get some time off), but casual clothing was fine then as well. Although not a swimming beach, the beach at Sunrise Villa is a quick walk down the steps and it is just beautiful. The staff set up a beach volleyball net for us, which was great fun. Management – Equally important, Sunrise Villa has a staff as good as any high end hotel property in the world and more friendly than any group of staff we’ve known. The manager and part-owner of the property, who is American but lives in DR, comes by each morning to help you with whatever you need. No matter what the request, he “knows a guy” and will arrange it for you. The onsite manager and her 2nd in commmand speak very good English, as does the bartender. So you have someone who speaks English from early morning until later in the evening. The chefis great – good American or DR breakfasts, casual lunches and a variety of types of dinners. If you tell the manager that you want a certain type of food or ask for local suggestions, he will get it for you. We have some great – caught that day – seafood. We also had a whole roasted pig, which was great fun. The chef also made piaya (a big pan of rice with seafood and sausage). We had the best bon fire celebration one could imagine, with a lot of drinks dancing and fun with the entire staff. Excellent swimming beaches are just a short taxicab ride away, although with the wonderful pool, spa, and beach at Sunrise Villa, we only went to the swimming beach once.
- Guest Mark Z.
- Date of stay 12/29/12
- Review Submitted 02/08/13
Party 'Til Sunrise
Party 'Til Sunrise
If you're headed to the Dominican you must stay here! For years our couples group (8-12 people in any given year) has taken an annual trip to the Caribbean. Previously we stayed at all-inclusives but this year wanted to try something different. This beautiful,oceanfront Bali-style resort hosted our best trip yet. Sunrise Villa offers a friendly, attentive staff, great food and amazing amenities including a huge pool, bar service (with awesome bartender Ramon) and private beach. While we were there to party it looked like a great place to hold a family reunion or wedding. The managers Chris and Tanya are American and Dominican respectively, so language is not a barrier and Tanya is the "fixer" who gets everything in-country done including the important task of getting you to and from the airport quickly and safely. The meals are prepared by staff member Chef Frank and consist primarily of Dominican-style comfort food such as freshly caught fish and great local fruit. The Villa even planned and catered an off-site beach lunch for us. You can walk to the nearby town of Cabera and visit Manny's beach bar which is a classic. A couple of guys in my party golfed and raved about the local oceanside golf course as well as the low prices. Sunrise's private guest quarters are very clean and roomy and most offer ocean views. There is indoor-outdoor dining, a TV room in the main house as well as a pool table and a great sound system to rock to. Finally, the Villa grounds are absolutely stunning. The place looks like a Dominican arboretum. If a leaf falls to the ground a groundskeeper almost literally darts out and scoops it up. If you're looking for a classy yet casual vacation experience, particularly with family or friends, you can't go wrong with Sunrise Villa.
- Guest Chris R.
- Date of stay 10/09/12
- Review Submitted 10/17/12
I cannot say enough good things about Sunrise Villa- oh my gosh! From the moment we arrived at the airport- with VIP transportation arranged- we were completely catered to. First of all, the property is BEAUTIFUL! The rooms are spacious and absolutely gorgeous! There was plenty of room for three of us to be in one room- we had so much space! The main room is super cozy and comfortable and then of course, the pool and the hot tub are the icing on the cake. The grounds are well cared for and we felt totally and completely safe while we were there! The staff is just amazing! Tania handled all the details including taking us to the ATM when we needed and making phone calls when we desperately needed (more on that in a minute). Ramon was like our own activities director and what a friendly, fun loving and awesome guy he is! Anything we wanted, we had- more coffee in the afternoon- DONE, pitchers of Rum Punch- DONE, dancing on the beach- DONE! I mean we couldn't have asked for anything better! The food was always yummy and plentiful! Oh and don't skip the chocolate ice cream- trust me! When Hurricane Isaac hit, the Villa was completely safe and dry, but flights were not going to Miami as it was moving that direction. There were some moments of panic but Ramon made sure we had plenty of wine to keep us calm. We were going to be stuck for a few days, so Tania helped us arrange accommodations at a local hotel and even DROVE us there herself! The villa also made an extra lunch for us AND bought us dinner at the hotel. Those little kindnesses meant everything to us when we were stuck. We will definitely be back and absolutely enjoyed every single minute there! THANK YOU for your hospitality and extreme kindness! We will never forget how much you helped us!
- Guest Heather C.
- Date of stay 08/22/12
- Review Submitted 08/31/12
Heaven on Earth
Heaven on Earth
I cannot say enough great things about my stay at Sunrise VIllas! WOW! What an amazing experience! From the moment we arrived at this tropical slice of heaven, we were treated well and waited on hand and foot. The guest rooms, main house, pools, and grounds are absolutely immaculate with immense attention to detail. It was meticulously clean, and the staff always had something up their sleeve for helping us with activities. My favorite two people on the trip were Ramon and Tanya though. Ramon always had a smile that was "VERY VERY GOOD", and I still miss his rum punch! (Can I get that recipe please?) Tanya quietly worked behind the scenes to ensure that we wanted for nothing. In fact, when weather resulted in having our flights cancelled, Tanya helped us get in touch with another hotel locally where we could stay until our flights left. Both Ramon and Tanya went above and beyond their duties! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this amazing place. The food was delicious. The people were wonderful, and I can't imagine anything more perfect! We will DEFINITELY be coming back next year!
- Guest Meridith K.
- Date of stay 08/22/12
- Review Submitted 08/30/12
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- Guest Assorted
- Date of stay 05/05/05
- Review Submitted 01/13/12
We were long overdue for a stress relieving vacation, so much so that we couldn't even get motivated to put together our usual caribbean bareboat cruise. We looked into a few exclusive resorts, but they somehow did not feel like the right medicine either. Out of the blue a friend recommended this villa and said it's "what you're longing for". We had never been to the Dominican Republic. After a few email exchanges and phone chats with the owner who seemed to read my mind, and after perusing the reviews here, we took the leap. Wow. Beautiful and luxurious are not sufficient words. We spent a week at Sunrise Villa and got exactly what we were looking for -- a total rejuvanation of mind, body, and spirit -- and more. From the moment we walked into the open air great room, we never wanted to leave the property, although the restaurant, public beach, and local bar that we visited were outstanding memories in their own right. We got massages, read books, swam, hot tubbed, napped, walked on the beach, and RELAXED to our hearts content with the the breathtaking views and pristine property entirely enveloping us every minute. The staff at the villa cannot do enough for you and the food was authentic and superb. The manana bar is, well, THE manana bar! It begs for a party! And we got one! With Chris and Captain Steve and a few neighboring villa owners all telling entertaining stories with good music and delicious hors d'oeuvres. All under a full moon. Is there anything you and your staff cannot make happen here? Oh yeah, we will be back. With a bunch of friends and family next time. You have created a paradise there in Orchid Bay (did I mention the orchid gardens?) and it is most assuredly now on our list of best places on earth. Thank you Kevin, Chris, Tanya, Frank, and everyone for pampering us and sending us home with a full tank of optimism and positive energy (and maybe a few extra pounds)! The glow is still with us after several weeks back home and that is the ultimate measure of a true vacation in my book.
- Guest Steve (Northern Virginia)
- Date of stay 12/11/11
- Review Submitted 12/31/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Thanksgiving in the Caribbean!
Thanksgiving in the Caribbean!
Our family of 17 which included 8 adults and 9 children ranging in age from 3 to 16 arrived for what turned out to be a wondrous vacation in paradise. Imagine the thrill upon arriving at a compound more beautiful than even the pictures portrayed. The setting overlooking the ocean, and the grounds and cottages were exceptional. The pool and adjacent hot pool was perfectly designed so that all of us including the 3 year old, were able to enjoy its beauty and its refreshing waters, The pool was definitely the focal point of our activites.The common rooms were so comfortable and spacious for all activities (cocktail time; rummy-cube; reading; watching football on tv) that everybody could be doing something with or without each other. In fact, except for leaving to swim or snorkle at a few other beaches, and one night out "on the town" for dinner, we never felt the need to leave our "home." One note: the private beach was beautiful but not really meant for swimming because it was too rocky and there were sea urchins lurking in its depths. However, the bonfire on the beach with toasted marshmallows was a winner. When you wish to go to the lagoon or another swimming beach which are not more than 5-10 minutes away, the staff arranges for the transportation. The staff was spectacular. Everyone was warm and friendly and anxious to please. Chris, the manager was gregarious, fun to be with and so knowledgable, and Tonia who was in charge of the staff, saw to our every wish and need.The food was great...we even had a real thanksgiving dinner, and the kids were thrilled to know that snacks and juice were always available. Every appetite was served. To sum it all up: Sunrise Villa is an exceptional place and we would not hesitate to return and to recommend it for a most unique experience. Nancy & Arthur Sobel, New York, NY
- Guest Nancy S. (New York, New York)
- Date of stay 11/20/11
- Review Submitted 12/12/11
Winter Season Dec 21st to April 5 $2400 per night, $16,000 per week Spring/Summer Season April 6 to August 15 $200 per night, $12,000 per week Fall Season August 16 to December 21 $16000 per night, $10,000 per week Wedding packages are available. There are 8 bedrooms available. All prices plus $60 per person, per night, child discount Meals and taxes included. There is a one week minimum around certain holidays and prices are generally higher. It is a private house and is never shared by more than one group
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Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: We're the Potters, from Northern Virginia. We did'nt buy Sunrise Villa, we designed and built it. We're both semi-retired, and actively involved in the running of the property and it is our favorite little corner of paradise. KP does the managment and marketing side, JP does the creative. you'll see her work throughout the villa. Our 3 sons absolutely love Sunrise Villa. Our extended family have all enjoyed time there as well. We love luxury travel but prefer luxury that is laid back, understated, and relaxing. Sunrise fits that philosophy to a tee.
Why the Owner Chose Cabrera:
We love the Dominican Republic. The island is lush and beautiful. The ocean is stunning. We love the food, the cigars, and the rum. The real secret is the Dominicans themselves. They are the nicest folks in the Caribbean.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Sunrise Villa is a very unique property. We promise you'll find no place like it on the island, and probably not in the Caribbean. The villa design is like no other.(take the virtual tour on our website) The house is very very upscale, but also extremely laid back, relaxing, and comfortable. Sunrise is our personal getaway/party palace on the beach. Come visit us and see why we have so many repeat guests.
- Primary: (703) 759-0748 (Virginia, USA)
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Sunrise Villa's zero entry Pool, Hot tub and Veranda
Enjoy quiet walks on our beach
Multiple buildings allows for Privacy even with the largest of groups
Sunrise Villa entryway
Samana Suite sits cliffside for wonderful views and tropical breezes
Presidente Suite Bath with Jacuzi tub for two, shower and double sinks
Enjoy your Drinks, Food and Conversation at Sunrise Villa's Manana Bar
Enjoy Music, Internet, TV, or our Pool Table in the Main House Great Room
View from the Presidente Suite balcony of our cliffside patio and beach below
Royal Palm Suite bath with 1 of our 2 outdoor tropical garden showers
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