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Villa De La Mariposa - a Private Family Villa Offering Limited Availability

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Last updated: 12/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sosua villa description

Villa is located between Sosua & Cabarette, 500 meters from ocean down a paved road. Villa de la Mariposa is our personal residence in the Dominican Republic. It was a tough decision to offer our home for vacation rentals. In doing so, we may request references prior to your arrival. You notice that the calendar is full since we live here 5 or 6 months every year and intend to make Villa de la Mariposa available on a limited basis when we are in the US. Our home is on the north coast between Sosua and Cabarete, located adjacent to Sea Horse Ranch and Sosua Ocean Village.

By this being our residence, many items found in a home are present here. We wanted to have the comforts of home so we probably purchased items not usually found in a rental house. If you need something that is not present, please make sure that Jose is made aware of it and possibly could purchase it for your use prior to your departure.


Staff at Villa de la Mariposa: Our friends manage and take care of our property. We have known Jose for over 8 years and he has been our driver, our manager, but most of all our friend. He will take care of any problems that arise when we are gone. Nelly, and her son Gary, are also more than employees, and also are willing to handle anything you may need while visiting our home. We have know them for more than 6 or 7 years.

Jose is available to show you the area, knows the best restaurants, and has people available to fix any problems that may occur. Nelly will come to the house on the week days to straighten up, light cleaning, laundry services, and possible short errands you may require. Gary will clean the pool and rake the leaves Monday through Saturday. Both Nelly and Gary will finish their duties by 1 PM, but would stay longer if needed. I pay them for being there to assist, but tips for good housekeeping services are not unusual in the DR. I am sure when you leave, they will be your friends as well.

Electronics And Other Amenties: The house is equipped with wireless internet on the top floor with a repeater on the second level. This gives coverage to most of the house, but oftentimes in the DR, it is slower than in the US. The small printer is available (HP Office Jet 5525) for use as well. Upon check-in, Jose or Nelly will give you the WEP password so you can access the router with your laptop or IPad. We have security cameras outside and in the main living area (not bedrooms, etc. of course) but these could be disable during your stay, if desired. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, blender, microwave, etc. We have a small safe to keep your passports, money, jewelry, etc. during your stay. Ceiling fans through out the house and on the porches with A/C in all 3 bedrooms, as well. Over 100 channels are available on the 4 TVs (Each of the 3 bedrooms has a flat screen TV, as well as the 42' located in the Great Room)- including CNN, ESPN, and even Fox News for our conservative guests). A DVD player, Ipod player are also available for use.

Tips for the DR: Driving is different here due to the many 'motorconchos' (motorbikes used as a taxi). Jose is a taxi driver and will be able to help you on any excursion. His rates are the same at other taxis here and he is a good driver (unlike some I have experienced). If you do not use Jose, always confirm the price before getting into the car. Try to find someone who speaks your language as well. If you choose to rent a car, be sure to pay a little extra for the insurance coverage since your credit card or home coverage may not be available. I have rented on a few occasions and never had any problem.
I have never had a problem using my MasterCard here. I try to limit the use of it due to fees back home. I always convert my dollars to pesos (Jose will do this for you - at no charge) for restaurants, etc. and use my card when buying groceries at the supermarket. Never had any problems. I do not use ATMs due to excessive fees. Checks generally will not be accepted so bring some cash when you come.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 3100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Chauffeur
          • Daily Maid Service
          • Housekeeper
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Master: 1 king

            A/C, TV, Private Bath, Ceiling Fan...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            A/C, Private Bath, Flat Screen TV, Ceiling Fan, & Single Bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            A/C, Private Bath, Flat Screen TV, Ceiling Fan & Single Bed...moreless

          • All bedrooms have ceiling fans, A/C, Flat Screen TVs, and bathrooms. The master bedroom bath also serves as the bathroom for the main living area on the top floor. The two bedrooms on the lower level have queen beds and a single bed in the same room. If you do not wish to use the two single beds, the maximum number of guest would be 6 - (8 Guest possible if Children are on guest list and the children use the two single beds located in each of the two downstairs bedrooms - 3 guest are possible in each of these rooms if CHILDREN ARE IN BEDROOM WITH PARENTS thereby increasing the number of guest in the party to 8). Closet space is available in all of the bedrooms for hanging clothes as well as a dresser in each bedroom. A night stand with a lamp is in every bedroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Master Bath: toilet, shower

            Shared bath with main living area...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Private Bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Private Bath...moreless

          • The bathrooms have solid wood cabinets and drawers. The Master Bath has a glass block walk-in shower while the other baths have a tub and shower combination. The counter top in the Master Bath has two sinks with a granite top. There is plenty of storage in the cabinets in the Master Bath. The Guest Baths have a single sink with a granite top....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Advance notice required at time of final booking should babysitter, chef or cook be requested. The daily maid service is week days only, and for approximately 2 to 3 hours per day. This includes light cleaning and laundry services. Additional cleaning, cooking, personal laundry services or more daily hours would require agreement directly with Nelly (Jose can help with this if needed). Occasionally, electricity will be shut off or rotated by the power company. This may happen once every other week or so. The house is equipped with an inverter to assist should power be lost. The inverter will supply sufficient power for appliances, excluding dishwasher and microwave. The A/C units will not run when power is lost but start up automatically when restored. The inverter should supply power for 12 to 24 hours depending on the amount of electricity being used. We have never had a problem whereby the power from the inverter was depleted prior to power being restored....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • MP3 Dock
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television:

                4 Flat Screen TVs, 42', 40', 32', and 32'...moreless

              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Water Parks
              • Waterfalls

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Beach:

                A sandy beach that a short 5 minute walk from the villa that is used for swimming and snorkeling....moreless

              • Near The Ocean:

                About a 5 minute walk to the beach...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Paragliding
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning
              • Basic Soaps
              • Bottled Water
              • Broadband Access
              • Carport
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Treadmill inside house and dumbbells are located at pool side....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Area
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Mobile Phone
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Printer
              • Safe
              • Secure Parking
              • Shampoo
              • Sunbed
              • Telephone:

                A cell phone is available for guest use. Simply buy minutes as needed, depending on the amount of use required....moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Water Cooler
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Grill
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                Gas range and oven...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                The balcony on both floors overlook the pool and garden area....moreless

              • Beach Towels
              • Deck / Patio:

                Pool side deck is constructed of stone and is perfect for activities around the pool. Several photos show this area....moreless

              • Deck Furniture
              • Fully Fenced Property
              • Gated Community
              • Large Cooler
              • Lawn / Garden:

                The entire yard is surrounded by lush green plants providing a natural privacy screen around the property and pool....moreless

              • Outdoor Furniture
              • Outdoor Grill:

                Gas grill is located on the balcony just off the kitchen and main living area....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Patio
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Porch Furniture
              • Terrace
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Walkway To Water

              Pool / Spa

              • In Ground Pool
              • Private Pool

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 11 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas 2014
                  Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $210 $225
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,470

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  Winter 2015
                  Jan 5 - Mar 29, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $175 $195
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,225

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  Easter 2015
                  Mar 30 - Apr 5, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $195 $215
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,365

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $165 $195
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,155

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

                  The weekly/night rate includes the use of the villa, utilities, all it's amenities, and the villa staff, including their usual duties. These rates are for these items, including the two (2) primary guests. Additional guests would be at $10.00 per person, per night, excluding children. Children under 18 years of age are free (staying with parent/guardian)


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/07/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: I retired in 2008 after selling my half of the family business to my brother. I had decided to spend more time in the DR, having formed a partnership with friends from North Carolina to purchase real estate (condos, villas and commercial property in Sosua/Cabarete). I now live here about 5 or 6 months each year, in 6 week intervals. This is my personal residence in the DR and not one of my rental properties; therefore, many items and electronics not usually found in a rental property are a part of my home. Villa de la Mariposa also has limited rental availability due to my many visits to the area. I strive to update the calendar on a regular basis so available dates are readily visible but final confirmation must be obtained prior to booking flights. Enjoy the house, the pool, the weather, the food, but most importantly, meet my wonderful staff (Jose, Nelly and Gary (Nelly's son) who are actually they are my friends who take care of my home when I am in the states) and who will make your visit as wonderful as possible. Enjoy!!


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • View Returning from Beach

                    View Returning from Beach

                  • Leather sofa in the same 'Lazy Boy' style.  Both end seats also recline

                    Leather sofa in the same 'Lazy Boy' style. Both end seats also recline

                  • One wicker sofa moved downstairs to make room for 'Lazy Boy' furniture

                    One wicker sofa moved downstairs to make room for 'Lazy Boy' furniture

                  • Main Living Area (Changed with addition of leather sofa and chairs)

                    Main Living Area (Changed with addition of leather sofa and chairs)

                  • Dining Area (in addition to Kitchen bar seating)

                    Dining Area (in addition to Kitchen bar seating)

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Guest Bedroom Blue

                    Guest Bedroom Blue

                  • Your Float is Waiting - Room for Several More

                    Your Float is Waiting - Room for Several More

                  • CCT & Her Kindle Relaxing By The Pool

                    CCT & Her Kindle Relaxing By The Pool

                  • Gas Grill on Upper Balcony

                    Gas Grill on Upper Balcony

                  • Jose (The Go To Man) and Property Manager

                    Jose (The Go To Man) and Property Manager

                  • Gary (Nelly's son) Pool & Grounds

                    Gary (Nelly's son) Pool & Grounds

                  • 'Lazy-Boy' style leather seating

                    'Lazy-Boy' style leather seating

                  • Treadmill (Necessary after Nelly's shrimp and cream sauce)

                    Treadmill (Necessary after Nelly's shrimp and cream sauce)

                  • Main Living Area (Computer Center)

                    Main Living Area (Computer Center)

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • CristionM, artist & one of several of his pieces in villa

                    CristionM, artist & one of several of his pieces in villa

                  • Master Bath

                    Master Bath

                  • Guest Bedroom Orange

                    Guest Bedroom Orange

                  • View of Pool from Walkway

                    View of Pool from Walkway

                  • Upper Balcony (off Living Area )

                    Upper Balcony (off Living Area )

                  • Playa Laguna Beach - 600 meters from Villa de la Mariposa

                    Playa Laguna Beach - 600 meters from Villa de la Mariposa

                  • Nelly (Housekeeping)

                    Nelly (Housekeeping)

                  $165 - $225 per night (USD)
                  11

                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 12/07/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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                  Member since: 2011
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within 24 hours
                  • Response rate: 83%
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/07/2014
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