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VILLA ON OCEAN,BEACH, SEASIDE COMMUNITY, AIR CONDITIONING WALK TO GROCERY

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

HOUSE 4 BEDROOMS + Other (See Description), 4 BATHS, (Sleeps 7) AC 3 BEDROOMS

begin your vacation in Costambar, a beautiful seaside gated community which includes a golf course, restaurants and all the services which will make your vacation a wonderful experience.

Imagine sitting on the back porch sipping a tropical drink in our oceanfront villa. Our villa provides unobstructed ocean views that carves out our mile long, soft sandy beach, which borders our lush tropical backyard. The crescent of the shoreline is fully protected by a living coral reef and gentle tide, which makes the azure, warm water safe for swimming. Our Villa can accommodate up to three couples in three bedrooms with three full baths. There is an additional small bedroom with bath which sleeps one person. When you rent my house you are the only people using it.

Our beautiful four bedroom villa is right on the ocean. You can't get any closer. Our villa is a modern, Spanish style casa located on the beach and ocean. Our casa is fully equipped for a wonderful vacation. Our manager, is available to make your vacation a wonderful experience. You will have the best of experiences: all the comforts of home and a wonderful relaxing vacation. Although we have wonderful ocean breezes all year long the three major bedrooms also have air conditioning. Our cleaning person will clean the house twice for each one week stay.

Although the main beach area is only a 5 minute walk,you may also enjoy just sitting on our lounge chairs in our grassy backyard watching the waves roll in and enjoying the ocean breeze. From our backyard you have an unobstructed view of the ocean..

Keywords: House, villa, ocean front, beach front, water view, air conditioned bedrooms

More Details

Property Manager
Allen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Allen

We have owned our house since 2000. Costambar provides our family with the ability to enjoy a relaxed and laid back vacation with all the amenities of a hotel resort without the tourists crowds and stress. Our house is set up for a relaxed vacation and just beautiful views. This is a photo of Isidro, our manager who I know for 25 years and Maria-elena who keeps our house clean and beautiful who I know for 17 years

Allen purchased this house in 2000

What makes this house unique

You can't get closer to the ocean than our house. Enjoy sitting in our grassy backyard and and enjoy the same ambiance as the sandy beach. Our house is large enough to provide comfort for up to 7 persons. Fabulous views of the ocean from almost all areas of the house. Great ocean breezes. AC in the three main bedrooms. My manager will help you with any of your needs.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Did you find my house as described in my brochure and the VRBO website?

YES, WE FOUND IT AS DESCRIBED.

Was the house clean when you arrived?

YES, THE HOUSE WAS CLEAN.

Did Maria-elena cook you a meal and were you pleased?

YES! IT WAS AWESOME! I ALSO ENJOYED PRACTICING MY SPANISH WITH HER. WE LOVE HER!

Did Isidro meet you and orient you to the house?

YES, WAS VERY HELPFUL!

Were you satisfied with Rene and the airport pickup and return arrangements?

YES, VERY CONVENIENT. iT WAS HARD TO UNDERSTAND HIS SPANISH, THOUGH, HAHA. HE SPEAKS SO FAST!!!

Was the house cleaned adequately twice during your stay?

YES. AND SHE DID OUR LAUNDRY WHICH WAS SUPER-AWESOME.

Were you and your family comfortable in the house? OVERALL,

YES. WAS A LITTLE WARM UPSTAIRS. WE MOVED THE BED TO THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM TO FEEL A BIT MORE OF THE AIR CONDITIONING AT NITE.

Do you feel that Costambar met your expectations for your vacation?

WE HAD A GREAT TIME. THE PPL ARE LOVELY. WE ALSO LOVED OUT LITTLE NEIGHBOR FROM SWEDEN (OR SWITZERLAND?).

Could you comment on your experience with the restaurants and day trips that I recommended?

WELL, UNFORTUNATELY, WE VISITED FEW RESTAURANTS. ONLY THOSE NEAR THE HOUSE. THE REASON BEING ONCE WE GOT ON THAT BACK PORCH WE DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE. THE BREEZE STARTED AROUND 9AM AND LASTED UNTIL ABOUT 6 OR 7PM. WE SAT OUT THERE WITH BOOKS, COMPUTERS, AND SNACKS. WE TOOK NAPS OUT THERE, WATCHED THE BOATS AND THE WINDSURFERS. IT WAS TRULY WONDERFUL. WE DID VISIT THE FORT AND THE AMBER MUSEUM WHERE I BOUGHT A LOVELY NECKLACE. BUT HONESTLY, WE WERE SO HAPPY TO RELAX AND ENJOY THE WONDERFUL VIEW WE DID NOT WORRY ABOUT DAY-TRIPS. WE ARE PROBABLY DISAPPOINTING GUESTS FOR YOU.



Any other comments and suggestions are welcomed,

THE STAFF WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY. PLS LET THEM KNOW WE APPRECIATED ALL THEY DID. I HOPE OUR TIPS WERE ADEQUATE.. ADDING NETFLIX WOULD BE COOL, BUT WE HAD IT ON OUR COMPUTERS, ETC. THE WIFI WORKS REALLY WELL IN THE HOUSE. THE FIRST DAY OR SO WE SAW A FEW BUGS, BUT AS TIME WENT ON, WE DID NOT SEE ANYMORE. ISIDRO SAID THEY HAD JUST SPRAYED SO WE PROBABLY SAW THE STRAGGLERS. IT WAS A MEMORABLE VACATION AND WE HAD A GREAT TIME. SO GLAD THAT THE HOUSE AND THE STAFF ARE OK. WE ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH. THANKS SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING.
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Amenities

Costambar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , faces courtyard.adjacent to full bathroom/shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , small room with a full bath and shower
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd floor faces ocean: Has private full bathroom and shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , faces ocean: ground floor adjacent to full bathroom/shower.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) All bedrooms have ceiling fans and air conditioning
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
**This is not a shared facility. When you rent my house your party will be the only persons using my house*** Bedrooms are air conditioned. Maid service, 24/7 electric and also inverter electricity backup, ceiling fans, walk to main beach, grassy backyard with lounge chairs and ocean front, walking distance to grocery store, restaurants, golf club. lounges, the gym and golf course and wellness center. Sorry only the persons listed on the rental agreement will be allowed to use my house. No outside persons allowed

Reviews

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VILLA ON OCEAN,BEACH, SEASIDE COMMUNITY, AIR CONDITIONING WALK TO GROCERY
average rating of 4.851852 based on 32 reviews
new york, NY
4

Costambar Villa

  • 4 of 5

This is not my first time staying at this Villa. I decided to come back for a relaxing beach vacation. I stayed close to home this time, which is easy to do. Again, everything you need is in the community. I did venture out to the Teleferico which was really fun. The cable car goes pretty high and was a bit scary, but the view from the top of the mountain is an almost 360 view. The gardens up there are very pretty. I took a taxi there from the Costambar taxi stand. He picked me up at the Villa and came back to get me at the Teleferico at our agreed upon time and drove me home. I payed at the return trip.

Locally, I would recommend the Catamaran Restaurant on the beach. It is at the end of the beach road. And for a change of beach pace lounging at the pool at the Los Mangos Golf club was great. I also indulged in a massage at the spa there, which was also very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
5

Extremely satisfied repeat customer!!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay at this lovely property; I enjoyed it so much last year that I jumped on the opportunity to come back…it didn't disappoint!!

There are no major changes to speak of; the ocean is still beautiful and just beyond the backyard...literally. You're a few minutes' walk to a beautiful, laid back (expansive) beach where $2 (US) buys you a cushioned lounge chair (and side table) for the day. You'll be among locals, ex-pats and tourists alike. The house has the same comforts I remembered: sun-filled yard with numerous lounge chairs, fabulous ocean breeze, covered patio, TV, (free) wifi, microwave, full-size refrigerator, A/C, plenty of hot water and a driveway among other things.

There are many restaurants ON THE BEACH and within walking distance of the house. Enjoying a pina colada and lunch/dinner with the waves rolling in nearby was as surreal and enjoyable the last day of my visit as the first.

Isidro stopped by daily to assure that I was enjoying my stay; housekeeping is provided twice/wk. Clean linens and towels (for beach and bath) are provided.

This community is very residential. Like any other community there are some vacant structures among the lovely homes and beautiful views. You won't find any Hiltons, Marriotts or other recognizable hotels in the area and if you're like me, you'll love seeing roosters, chickens and horses nicely cared for on local properties (but some people may not). For me, that continues to be one of Costambar's many appealing qualities. It is a quiet neighborhood and, like last year, I felt very safe walking around including after sundown. Note that you may wish to leave the local area if you’re looking to do more than play golf or lie on the beach. Easy to do if you rent a car or taxi (the taxi stand is in the community) which, like most everything in the Dominican Republic, is very inexpensive.

Allen, the homeowner, is (still) a pleasure to work with; he responds quickly, offers a fair rate and is eager to offer suggestions for dining and entertainment. Please see my previous review (2015) for additional info.

Buena suerte!!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rachel. I am so pleased that you decided to rent my house for a second time.There are so many rental options available yet many of my clients return which is an indication that renting my house in our seaside community makes for an affordable and wonderful experience. As you pointed out in your review, my house provides all of the necessary amenities for a comfortable vacation and also that our seaside community, Costambar, also provides all the amenities without the "touristy" crowds. We don't have large hotels and our community is home for people from all over the world. I also appreciate your description of our community being laid back and residential with resort amenities. This means we have full spectrum of what you would find in any community and this is what makes vacationing in Costambar and renting my house a very restful, enjoyable, affordable and unique vacation.
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New York, NY
5

Best Ocean Breezes

  • 5 of 5

When we booked a trip to the caribbean for June we hadn't thought of the heat. This was a non issue for this great home. The cross breeze going through the home was the best. We were never hot. All the bedrooms have air conditioning and each works really well. The house itself is very spacious and fully equipt with linens, towels, all kitchen items you could need and they have even thought to keep sunblock and bug spray in the house in case you forget. We made plans ahead of time for transportation from the Puerto Plata airport. The driver was recommended to us from Allen and he couldn't have been nicer. Although he is not an official tour guide he knows everyone and everything in tihs part of the DR. We did rent a car for the later part of the trip. I only recommend renting a car after you have been out a few times and got the lay of the land and definitely get the GPS. Jennys is the market in Costambar which will get you the basics. La Sirena is a walmart like store which has the most options. We discovered the store once we had the rent a car and will be making this our first stop during our next visit.

Every day we took a morning walk around the neighborhood. It is beautiful. First we walked along the beach and then weaved in and out of all the streets to admire the architecture and landscapes of the homes. We also saw roosters and horses on all our walks. We had breakfast at home and then ventured out for lunch and dinner. We went to some of the restaurants Allen recommended and they were all great. A few nights we stayed in costambar and enjoyed the local restaurants. Out of Costambar Tres Cocos was by far my favorite and for authentic dominican food go to the mofungo king in sosua on the beach. You won't be disappointed.

Last but not least is Isidro the property manager. Isidro came by every day to check on us and make sure everything was going smoothly. He is such a kind man and since we have never had a vacation like this where we rented a home for the week, he made us feel comfortable and at home.

For those who like to keep their options open this charming vacation renatal is a great choice if you like to be on tyour own schedule

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elyse. I am so happy that you enjoyed your vacation stay at our beautiful house in Costambar. Although we do have wonderful breezes off of the ocean, this year we did install air conditioners in all bedrooms for the very few times when the humidity is high. As you pointed out, the breezes really allow for comfort all year round. My staff, both Isidro and Maria-Elena have been with me for many years and they take great pride in providing excellent services to our clients. I am looking forward to renting to you in the near future.
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new york, NY
5

Relaxing beach stay

  • 5 of 5

Last month I returned from a 5 day vacation and stayed at this very roomy, colorful, beach side villa. For the short time you don't even need to leave Costambar. The beach is a quick walk and there are many restaurants and mini markets to get whatever you need within walking distance. Even a pharmacy. There is a golf club with pool and spa if you feel the need to take a break from the beach.

We did want to explore another beach experience so we had the house manager organize a car service for us to Caberete. He was very nice (also happened to be the manager's friend) and he dropped us off and picked us up when we wanted to leave. He also took us to the airport.

I would recommend this rental for a casual family vacation as well. The kitchen is big and great for people who may not want to eat out all of the time. There is also a mini backyard with grass and lounge chairs if you're too lazy to make it to the beach!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed the comforts of my house and all the amenities that our seaside community provides for a great vacation. By arranging for reliable transportation I can provide my clients with the ability to explore the North coast, which is so beautiful, without the stress of driving themselves. I am happy that you took advantage of this option.
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San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
5

A relaxing ocean-front paradise

  • 5 of 5

I recently returned from a week-long paradise at Allen’s ocean-front home. It was beautiful. It is a very spacious house with all of the comforts of home including but not limited to: large bedrooms (2 that look out to the ocean), satellite TV, complimentary WIFI, telephone, roomy kitchen, and air conditioning. Every day started as you’d expect in a tropical paradise: morning coffee on the back patio while enjoying ocean breezes and taking in the view. THAT VIEW!!

Isidro will stop by daily to assure you're enjoying your stay at the house; he couldn’t be nicer. As a further indulgence, Maria-Elena will come by twice (per 1 week visit) to thoroughly clean the house. These services come at no extra cost, but tipping is appreciated (Allen was happy to offer us guidance as to how much we should give). There are plenty of clean linens and towels, the latter which come in handy after enjoying a hot shower in one of the 4 full bathrooms.

With an abundance of restaurants nearby, there is no need to leave the local area. It was lovely to spend days on end walking around the neighborhood and enjoying the local hospitality, not to mention the beaches which are only a minute’s walk from your front door. Having a rental car did come in handy, however, as there is plenty to explore outside of Costambar. The house has a driveway that can easily accommodate two vehicles.

Regardless of the time of day, I always felt safe and found the local residents to be pleasant and likeable. Knowing some Spanish proved helpful though is not required.

This was my first trip to the Dominican Republic and I wouldn't hesitate recommending this home to family and friends. Thanks to my wonderful experience, I'm already looking forward to returning!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you had such a wonderful experience renting my house in Costambar, Dominican Republic. My staff and I work very hard to insure that our clients are comfortable in our home and that they enjoy their vacation. Although Costambar provides all the amenities of a resort without the hassle of crowded hotels and "touristy" areas we recommend that our clients see the nearby areas of the North coast. We provide recommended day trips and we can arrange for transportation or you can rent a car. I am looking forward to renting to yu in the near future
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Seattle, WA USA
4

Clean, Quiet Getaway

  • 4 of 5

The villa was spacious, comfortable, and right on the beach. We really enjoyed staying here. Isidro the property manager arranged to our transfer from Santiago airport, then met us and made sure we were settled. He was helpful and available if we had any questions. Marie Elena the housekeeper did a great job and came twice during the week.

The owner did warn us that Costambar is a quiet neighborhood, which made it very nice for sleeping. Most of the people we saw and met are retired. It is a bit remote for activities, but we made what I felt to be fair arrangements with the local taxi stand drivers to go into Puerto Plata and Sosua.

The water was great, the beach just a few minutes from the house very inviting. We swam and snorkeled here every day.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased that your party of 4 persons were comfortable in our house and that you enjoyed the beautiful ocean views from our villa. What makes our house a very enjoyable vacation experience is the fact that our community is not a "tourist trap" and yet our community provides all the amenities for a great vacation including the beautiful beach. For persons like you who want to explore the beauty of the North Coast there are many day trips and other activities within in a short drive from our community.
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Map

Los Mangos Golf Course
"golf course, gym pool wellness center and restaurant My quests may use my membership benefit..."
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Puerto Plata Airport
Nearest Barpub
Many in Costambar
Nearest Golf
Costambar Los Mangos Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
Many in Costambar
Nearest Beach
Our community costambar beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Costambar beach
Nearest Point of Interest
my house
Nearest Point of Interest
Los Mangos Country Club
Car: not necessary

There is a beautiful Cable Car ride up the mountain in Puerto Plata 10 minutes from our house. Puerto Plata is an old port city with beautiful old Victorian houses. There are many very good restaurants many interesting sightseeing activities. From Costambar there are several day trips within a reasonable driving distance. There are also Casinos and discos within a 15 minute ride from our house.

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

the quoted rate is for up to 4 persons. There is an additional fee per night per additional person.

Only persons listed on the rental agreement may use my house. No outside quests allowed. This is not a shared facility your party will be the only persons renting my house. Contact the owner for special discounts offered for rental of one month or more.
For longer stays of 3 weeks or more contact me about our discounted rates

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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