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Dominican Republic's Most Beautiful North Shore Villa

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 7,525 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 7.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

A spacious 7000 sq ft beach front villa located between the two small towns of Cabarete and Sosua. Tranquility, safety, full-time private maid service. Beautiful master suite, with second floor bedroom with its own private patio and full ocean/beach view. Four additional bedrooms, three with King-sized beds, one with two Full-sized beds, are located in a separate guest house that is essentially connected to the main villa just a few steps through a beautiful tropical interior/exterior garden. (Six bedrooms total at this villa) The large private pool and spa is perfect for a cool-down or a warm-up.

The large 'Yoga Room' on the second floor provides a private space for Yoga and meditation, and a complete surround sound theater/media room when you prefer that to stretching.

A security guard at the front gate and on-site security ensures that your visit to Villa Gordon will be as safe as it is beautiful and relaxing. The best surfing and kite-surfing in the Caribbean is just a short walk down the beach. Personal chef services can be arranged, so who has to worry about cooking? There is something for everyone to enjoy.

The Dominican Republic is known for its beautiful weather, without end,

because of its almost year-round warmth and sunshine, some people refer to the Dominican

Republic's climate as 'endless summer.' The temperature on the island remains fairly consistent at around 77 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. Generally, the whole

island is sunny with tropical weather. The change in seasons is determined more by the annual rainfall then by the temperature. May to October are considered the summer months on the Dominican Republic. This is usually the hottest time of year. Highs reach

about 87 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, with the nighttime low around 72 degrees Fahrenheit. During the high season, the humidity is low, and there is less rainfall on the island. Evenings are noticeably cooler during November to April in comparison to the summer months.

Keywords: Beach Front Villa

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Gordon

It took only one invitation from friends to visit the DR, and we were hooked. We built on the beach of the North shore near Cabarete, because this was a safe, tranquil, pristine location. Beautiful ocean, excellent restaurants nearby and at the property. Surfing, kite-surfing. Friendly people, and the most relaxing environment possible. Definitely not a tourist trap, and not like the a typical 'I look like every other Caribbean Tourist Resort.' It just could not be better. We just had to be there!

Gordon purchased this villa in 2007

Why Gordon chose World

Beautiful, Tranquil, Safe, Relaxing, The perfect place to go for vacation, Golfing, Fishing, and the best Surfing and Kiteboarding/Kitesurfing in the Caribbean. Go horseback riding on the beach. Small gated resort property with an outstanding restaurant just a 2 minute walk from the villa (by land, or by the beach), and they will even deliver to the villa.

What makes this villa unique

Located directly on the beach/ocean. Daytime cook service provided (breakfast and lunch). Waking up with that view, and walk the short distance through the back yard to have coffee at the marble table at the top of the sand dune is the best way for us to start the day. This is a real 'low blood pressure zone' location.


On the resort property, itself, there is a grass-roofed cabana bar and restaurant, Chez Arsenio. Arsenio is an excellent chef, and will make anything you wish.

About 5 kilometers to the East is Cabarete, and there are multiple beach front restaurants and clubs (including an Irish Pub of all things), with table seating on the beach, local musicians, very wide beach, an occasional bonfire, and very interesting people watching. Many of the establishments become “discos” late at night. There are casinos very near by. There is a DVD rental store located on the near side of Cabarete from the villa making access to DVD rental movies convenient. This is a private, peaceful location in a security gated area. The undeveloped land immediately adjacent to Villa Gordon will usually have on display early in the morning, a burro (local celebrity) with his attendant white egrets, an occasional American Kestrel perched high on a branch of an adjacent dead tree, and perhaps the horses that are boarded at the resort for riding on the beach will be grazing there as well.

You can walk to the cabana bar/restaurant to rendezvous with others for a late afternoon tropical beverage, and to eat. This is a small resort area and the beach is also very unpopulated. There are many sails in the sky on windy afternoons as this is a very popular kitesurfing/kiteboarding area.

The “subdivision” is gated. The guards and maintenance people are the friendliest you will ever meet.


World Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7525 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • NOTE: The 60 day refund policy does NOT apply to Holiday or Prime (Winter) Season Rates. Refunds for those times only if property is re-rented.
  • Discounts (if any) apply ONLY if payment is made by eCheck/ACH money transfer (NOT credit card payments)
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large open shower with 2 shower heads & Jacuzzi
    Bedroom/Bath 2nd FL Main House - toilet , shower , Small bathroom with shower, Spectacular Ocean view balcony
    Foyer Bathroom - toilet , Half Bath in Main House Foyer/Family Rm/Dining Area
    Guest Bedroom/Bathroom #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private
    Guest Bedroom/Bathroom #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private
    Guest Bedroom/Bathroom #3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private
    Guest Bedroom/Bath #4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private
    Poolside Bathroom - toilet , outdoor shower , Pool House Bathroom off Pool and main Patio/Outdoor Shower
  • All bedrooms in the connected 'Guest House' have private bathrooms with combination tub/shower, toilet, sink. Main house second floor bedroom/bathroom has shower/sink/toilet (no tub), but has a 180 degree wrap around balcony/patio viewing the swimming pool and ocean.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Suite - Main House - Large bedroom viewing ocean, Jacuzzi, Shower
    Bedroom 2nd Floor Main House - Oceanside, Huge Private balcony, Spectacular ocean view
    'Yoga Room' / Surround Sound Theater - Large 2nd FL Rm, 60' TV w/ surround, we use for Yoga also
    Guest Bedroom #1 - 2 twin/ single , 'Connected Guest House', TV/DVD/Sm Refrig/Private bath
    Guest Bedroom #2 - 1 king , 'Connected Guest House', TV/DVD/Sm Refrig/Private bath
    Guest Bedroom #3 - 1 king , 'Connected Guest House', TV/DVD/Sm Refrig/Private bath
    Guest Bedroom #4 - 1 king , 'Connected Guest House', TV/DVD/Sm Refrig/Private bath
  • King size beds (4) Master Suite and three guest bedrooms have King beds., Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) One guest bedroom has two single beds/twin beds intended to accomodate one adult per bed, but of course they are very adequate for childrem., Baby Cribs (1) Aerobed available for small children
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The villa is situated as the very end of a gated resort property, directly on the beach with plenty of grassy lawn, palm trees along side. A beautiful, tropical, floral garden separates the main villa from the immediately adjacent guest house (4 bedrooms), and the entire property is surrounded by palm trees, and flowers. A thick fern and palm hedge separates the only neighboring villa on the East side of the property. A separate breakfast patio/terraza with lounges, table and chairs provides a shady-side respite in the afternoons with a beautiful view of the blue ocean waters and white-capped waves. Early morning breakfast there is a peaceful retreat if the large pool-side terraza/patio on the west side of the villa is too crowded for you! The villa is beautifully decorated with local/regional artwork, paintings and interesting 'adornos'. The beautiful Mediterranean-style villa ceramic floors display artful listello tile accents throughout the villa. In a word, 'Spectacular' !


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We would go back in a second

  • 5 of 5

We were two families with 4 4-year olds (not a typo) plus two more friends and a nanny. Four of the rooms are separated from the main house with separate entrances for each room so they are nice and private and hotel-like. We were more comfortable having our young kids nearby so we had them sleep on mattresses in the entrance to the big master bedroom. The whole villa worked very well for such a large, diverse group.

The focal point of the house is the covered sitting area next to the pool. We could spend all day there dipping in and out of the pool or watching the kids playing. The hot tub is more a small pool, 10' in diameter, that you could warm up to a very comfortable temperature. The four kids spent so much time in there that they all advanced their swimming by a year in that one week. It couldn't have been more perfect for kids.

I wouldn't consider the beach out front remotely suitable for swimming for the young kids and even adults have to be careful to swim well away from the rip. We went into Cabarete proper a couple of times so the kids could play in the more manageable shore break and the adults could windsurf and kite. We did see some kiters sailing out in front of the villa, sailing in the twilight. They probably launched from Encuentro, the surf beach that is a very short walk along the beach (we wandered up most days to watch the surfers). They were expert kiters having a blast. There was a 2-2.5m swell running with 10' faces on the waves.

Gordon was super responsive and very professional. He also helped set things up so that we had people come in from the nearby restaurant to cook for the group several times as it was easier with the young kids to stagger meal times.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments Peter. I am glad that your family/group enjoyed the villa along with so many others in the past. I hope the instructional videos helped as well. Gordon
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Stunning villa in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from Villa Gordon and had a fantastic time. The villa has everything you need and Johanny took great care of us. Gordon does a great job of preparing visitors by providing helpful videos regarding the villa's amenities. We maxed out at 12 people and everyone loved the place. We used Gordon's recommended driver Franklin and never worried about getting to or from any of the local attractions. We were all sorry to have to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huge house on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Good location and the owner Gordon is super helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that your family enjoyed their stay at Villa Gordon. There is much to enjoy at that location. Gordon
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Beautiful, family-friendly getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year in a row that my family, along with 2 other families, made the trip from NYC to the Dominican Republic for our winter break. We came back a second time because there is no other place on earth like Villa Gordon! From the house staff, to the driver, to the security detail, to the owner himself, we were treated like family and couldn't have asked for a nicer group of people to help make our vacation so memorable. The location is truly magical. But, the homemade Dominican food that was prepared for us every day was exceptional and truly worth the trip. A big thank you to Gordon for being so accommodating! We absolutely love your house and look forward to coming back next year. :-)

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Gordon with another family that included two sets of grandparents and a three year old. There were 14 of us in total. The house was very nice and the maids were great! Our driver Franklin was the best and made our trip more enjoyable. The views were great and we were able to go in the ocean on our last day. The tide was low and it was safe. Our favorite beach was Playa Grande. Everyone there knew Franklin and we got first rate treatment! The security guards on the grounds were also great. They would cut down coconuts for us to enjoy. Really can't complain. Accommodations were comfortable for the size of our group. The owner Gordon was fantastic at helping to answer all of our questions in a speedy way. Gave us great tips and everything went smooth.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a family of 12 people, a mix of grandparents, adults, teen and children. Our vacation started with our airport ride from Santiago to Villa Gordon with Franklin our driver. We didn't notice that the hour and twenty minutes from airport to Villa Gordon was long since it went by very quickly with a lot of laughs and our driver was very informative in giving us a site seeing tour of the island.

We also relied on Franklin for our other excursions: 27 waterfalls, trips to Sosua, Monkey Jungle and trips for shopping.

Once we arrived at Villa Gordon, we were greeted by our two maids, who were friendly and helpful. The house was amazing, the view spectacular, beyond our expectations. Plenty of space or everyone. the kids hit the pool and hot tub while the adults relaxed with a glass of wine.

We had the house stocked with groceries, supplies, beer and wine before we arrived which was key for us on our first day.

Arsenio from Chez Arsenio restaurant showed up at our request for dinner that night and subsequent nights as requested. Food was excellent and service was superb.

Don't be too concerned with the security guards, the head security guard was extremely friendly and they went out of their way to watch over us. We were very appreciative of them especially when my granddaughter ran each morning on the beach. The owner Gordon was very responsive and provided us with all lot of information needed before our travel date.

All in all it was one of our best vacations.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Patricia, for taking the time to share your family's wonderful experiences at Villa Gordon. I understand how difficult it can be to try to find certainty in picking a destination that is safe, and has something (much) to enjoy for young and old alike. I am glad that your family had the great experience shared by so many of my guests. Kind regards to all of you, Gordon
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This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Puerto Plata (POP)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
At the resort restaurant, Chez Arsenio,beach front
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
In front of the resort where Villa Gordon is
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Chez Arsenio, at the resort where villa is located
Nearest Beach
Villa Gordon is ON the beach!
Car: not necessary

Exercise: Within a few kilometers is a beautiful gym and yoga site where you can buy individual sessions or packages during your stay. Top notch workout equipment, trainers, and yoga instructors are available at MiGym, if you wish to join a group or schedule a private training or yoga session. Massage therapy is also available at multiple locations, and one is only a 10 minute walk on the beach.

Clubs, casinos and dance locations are located in many locations in Cabarete, Sosua, Puerto Plata. One casino is located about 2 kilometers from the villa.

Tours of the mountains, the inland areas, Blue Lagoon, whale watching in Samana, scuba diving, snorkling, and deep sea fishing can be arranged. If you can think of it, it is probably available and the 'conceirge/front office manager' can make those arrangements for you. (No snow skiing or snow boarding is available, however!)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500

A 5% DISCOUNT for stays OVER 7 nights.
No discounts if credit card is used for payment (only for eCheck/ACH payment method)
NO Discounts during Holiday Seasons (i.e. Christmas, New Years)

Please contact owner for terms and conditions of rental and for a copy of the rental agreement.
Signed rental agreement and 50% deposit required to secure booking.
$500 refundable Security Deposit required with final payment.
Final payment/balance of rent due 45 days prior to occupancy.
Only registered guests are allowed on the property (check with owner regarding special circumstances).
Sleeping accommodations FOR ADULTS (> 12 years of age) are restricted to the bedrooms/beds available.
Special arrangements can be made for infants and small children. (2 roll-away beds, 1 Pack 'n Play)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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