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Dominican Republic's Most Beautiful North Shore Villa

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths2
Space 7,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

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

More Details

Owner
Gordon
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

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

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.

DINING INFORMATION

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.

Amenities

Hideaway Beach Resort Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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5

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: Dec 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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5

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: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Jun 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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5

Amazing house and staff!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Gordon with our 3 children and 2 other families. This house is convenient to the airport and so easy with kids. The house is beautiful and so relaxing with a pool right on the beach. The staff are second to none! The maids and cooks are the nicest people and make wonderful breakfasts and local food. Franklin, the driver, was a highlight. Always smiling and all 7 kids loved him. Gordon was extremely helpful and set us up to have a very easy and laid back trip. I think we're going to make Villa Gordon an annual vacation. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Whitney. This has been a favorite location enjoyed by many of my past guests with children of all ages. Your return will be welcomed! Your kind words are appreciated. Gordon
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College Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had 9 adults in our group, in our 50’s & 60’s. The 2 housemaids were wonderful. They cooked, cleaned, and made everyone feel like royalty. The owner, Gordon, did an excellent job of providing instructions and videos on the house amenities. The house was located within a few 100 yards of a restaurant (Chez Arsenio), which was an excellent go to when not eating at the house. The restaurant owner (Anne) stocked the house with whatever we wanted prior to our arrival. Franklin served as our personal transportation. He and his staff took us wherever we wanted to go, was very prompt and courteous. The local town of Cabarete has excellent beach nightlife, which was very festive and highly recommended. Although we did not take advantage of it, there were many opportunities to learn to surf on the beach. We wanted a clean relaxing vacation and that is what we got.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your comments are appreciated. I am glad that your group enjoyed your stay at this beautiful beachfront villa. Thank you
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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!)

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

A 10% DISCOUNT for stays over 7 nights.
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 are restricted to the bedrooms/beds available.
Special arrangements can be made for infants and small children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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