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"We visited this villa in Puerto Plata from March 25 until March 29 this past week. It was FABULOUS. There were 13 of us celebrating my Mother's 80th birthday and every one of us had an extraordinary amount of space in this gorgeous, spotless home. There is plenty of sun and shade for everyone and the house can accommodate any age. Mercy, Ingrid and Julio took such good care of us that we could not possibly "want" for a thing. The food was amazing and it just kept coming. Each breakfast, lunch and dinner was a surprise (Julio offered to show us but we didn't want to know) and Mercy is the best cook out there. The food, drinks, everything were so amazing, we were all stuffed to the gills after each meal. There are things to walk to very nearby, but the home was so lovely we just did not want to leave. Amazingly, there are air conditioning units in every single bedroom so you can remain cool at night and sleep like a top. There is WiFi so you don't have to miss out on posting to FB or to Twitter so everyone knows what a fabulous time you are having! The owner of this home is unbelievably accommodating, understanding and just wants to share this lovely experience with you. She sent us beautiful documents which outlined every single thing about the place. I printed a bunch and passed them out so people could read up on them before the trip. For example, the home has both 220 and 110 voltage so you don't need your converters. Many of the paintings in the home were painted by the owners Mother and you can just feel the love and coziness, even though the house is so big. Julio was so accommodating. We all came in from the airport together, but needed a separate trip to pick up a family member. Julio always got us everywhere we needed to be on time. He is just wonderful. The entire family is warm and gracious. There is a safe for valuables and a security guard who stays around the place all night. We hired a local photographer to come to the house for a family portrait. This was a wise decision because the pictures turned out gorgeous. I cannot thank this owner and her staff enough for these unbelievable memories that we all have. I will definitely want to return! We all loved it, especially the birthday girl!"
Guest: MJ P.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 30, 2015
"I recently stayed in Johanne's condo. First let me say Johanne answered all of my questions even arranged transportation for me from the airport. The condo is beautiful. The views are breathtaking. You have views of the pool and the ocean. 3 balconies which was fantastic! The housekeeper was so welcoming and friendly. She made a yummy breakfast for us and set it up outside on the balcony which was lovely :) . Ocean world is a 5 minute walk. 2 local restaurants which were literally a 2 min walk. Cabs are in walking distance at the entrance to confresi hotel. The beach is across the street what more can you ask for! I rented a chair for 100 pesos very reasonable. I will definitely be staying again! Thanks Johanne we had a fabulous time :)"
Guest: Amy R.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 15, 2015
A great overall experience. I liked it so much I came back.
"I brought my 19 and 22 year-old sons here for spring break and we loved every bit of it. We were here a year ago and I am looking forward to going back. Going to this region requires pre-planning if you are not accustomed to it. You are not in the US. But that is why I like it. Everything is a little different. This trip can be as relaxing or exciting as you choose. I like a balance of both. The house and grounds are great for a family. The staff at the house are friendly and take pride in what they do. The house, Casa Blanca, is pretty and clean. Sobeida (I am probably not spelling her name correctly) is a great cook. The restaurant food in the area does not match Sobeida’s so save yourself a lot of hassle and try to arrange your day to enjoy your meals at home. Part of the adventure is going out to get groceries. Eat what is local and you will get the best results. The fresh fruit along the road is also good and more fun than going to the grocery.
My suggestions that made my stay easier: 1. Get at least enough groceries for the next few meals and snacks at a grocery on your way home from the airport. When shopping, it is expected that you will feed the staff of 3 people. It won’t matter. It is much more economical and enjoyable than eating out. A good grocery store called La Sirena. https://goo.gl/maps/BHrNV
2. Driving in the Dominican is difficult. However, having no car would be rough for me as I like to explore and venture out. The drivers are aggressive. I typically decline coverage when I rent a car. Not here. Get full coverage and use your Amex card as they usually cover the first $500 if there is a claim. A lot of vehicles drive at night do not have any headlights. I already have a hard time driving at night so I always tried to time my day so I would be home by dark.
3. Look at a map before you get there and before you head out.
4. Bring cash. Know the exchange rate. Many businesses will take US currency, but don’t count on it all of the time. Convert US currency at the bank located at the grocery store for the best rate in the easiest way."
Guest: JohnMDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: May 20, 2015