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Recent Dominican Republic reviews

  • 5 star staff and views.

    "The home is great, but what made the vacation for us was the staff!!! I wanted to pack them up and bring them home with us. Chabela, Alexandra, and Rafel made the vacation. Pros: The staff..Best staff we have had at any villa!! Far better than the staff people we encountered on the property and in town. The home is very nice and the views even better. The location is great... Steps to beach, not too far from marina and great to golf watch in the morning, if not playing. Enjoyed shops and sites at Altos de Chavon. Going to the Jumbo market is easy and Rafel arranged for a very nice man to take us to the market and he was extremely patient with us. Cons... Three of us were meals for the mosquitoes, literally forcing two people to spend most time in their room when at the house. As for the rest of us, we forced thru the bites and enjoyed the home, pool, beach and exploring the property. Catalina Island was not exactly what we were expecting. We had very rough waters and several folks on our catamaran adventure hurt themselves getting banged up on the rocky beach by the rough tide. The best beach is just a few feet away from home. There is a nice public beach in town too. There is very little to do in terms of a night life on property. Master bedroom is lovely, but I must say the mattress was extremely firm. If you are looking for that great five star friendliness at hotel, you will not find it. Always felt as if we were bothering them. I usually shop at hotel shops on vacation, but opted to pass this time. Which made coming back to Chabela, Alexandra, and Rafel even more refreshing. They truly could give lessons in hospitality. We took a few day trips, ate out a couple of times, but seriously Chabela's food rivals and surpasses the food we eat out in the States at some pretty fancy spots. Alexandra is always there, but not there at the same time. She anticipated our needs and was there just at the right time. All meals were handled with care and the settings were beautiful. We had a couple of language hang-ups, but we all figured it out. My son had been ill, which I had mentioned to owners and they relayed to staff. The staff went above and beyond to ensure that all of us had a great time, but especialy my son. The staff all but adopted him. At the end he said it was our best vacation ever and we have been to many places. The entire group enjoyed themselves."
    Guest: Shevette J. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
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  • Spectacular! Can't wait to come back!

    "We had the vacation of a lifetime at Villa Mashek! When we walked through the front door, it literally took our breath away! The home is right out of a movie. Gorgeous sweeping views from the open living room over the infinity pool. The staff was beyond gracious and accommodating and very patient with our limited/creative attempt to speak in Spanish. We were able to communicate everything we needed and never had a problem! Everything is close by, the lovely town of Las Terrenas as well as all the exciting activities in Samana. Scott and Jan gave us great ideas for horseback riding, hiking, local excursions...even zip lining! It was an extraordinary vacation! I look forward to coming back and will tell all my friends to visit Villa Mashek as well! Thank you for your gracious hospitality! Jennifer Aries"
    Guest: Jennifer Aries Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
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  • Family of 6 @ Stanza Mare

    "Our family (myself, wife, two 18 year olds, 15 year old, and 12 year old) thoroughly enjoyed our stay @ Nelsons condo. Very easy to work with from the beginning to end. Franklin, the property manager, picked us up from the airport and stopped by the Super Pola for groceries. He helped us get what we needed and then took us to the condo. He answered any and all questions we had. As far as the property, it was perfect for us. Having the new gas grill on the patio was a plus. We used it twice during our stay. The pool is very nice and convenient from the condo (maybe 15-20 yards away). The beach is maybe 50-75 yards away and has nice chairs and huts to use. We enjoyed the sand and sun every day!! To be honest, there was more seaweed than we expected, but the staff are out there each day raking it up. It is clearer on some days in surrounding beach areas. We enjoyed the bakery, and other surrounding restaurants, but also ate in a fair amount. We took an excursion in jeeps that also allowed us to do some zip-lining, horseback riding, and lunch at the beach---long, but very entertaining day!! On our final day, Franklin picked us up at took us to the airport. I will say, the airport was our least favorite part....when we arrived, their computer system was down and it took us over 2 hours to get through the line (even though we were late, Franklin was still there waiting for us). Upon departure, it was a pretty lengthy process as well. It took 1.5-2 hours from the time we arrived at airport until we got to our gate. This has no reflection on the condo or the area, but some good info to share. All in all, we loved our time at Stanza Mare!!!"
    Guest: IUBKB Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 26, 2015
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  • Great family vacation

    "This was a great vacation spot for a family vacation! We had an amazing time!! Everything was wonderful, the pools, the beaches, the people, the food... all really good. Would definitely recommend."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 10, 2015
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