Are you looking for an affordable Caribbean vacation? A relaxing family friendly holiday in your own comfortable private home with a private pool, attentive maid, housekeeping, chef and houseman services? Perhaps a place that offers the ability to totally relax and unwind well as having opportunities for adventure and excitement? This dream vacation does exist and can be found Villa Vista del Mar. This will become your family home to enjoy during your visit.
This spacious family-style, child-friendly vacation villa has 6 bedrooms and 7.5 baths. Interior rooms are large, inviting and comfortably furnished for guests of all ages. Elderly guests can relax in a first floor master bedroom and still be close to the action. Young parents will find all the needed baby equipment and will be thrilled to find full time babysitters/ mothers’ helpers available for very reasonable prices.
Numerous covered and semi-covered terraces and balconies allow guests to be indoors or outdoors regardless of the weather. A massive 3400 square-foot side-walled terrace provides privacy from neighboring homes. There are abundant seating options including chaises, rockers, conversation tables, hammocks and an ever-popular cushioned sun bed. A special metal security gate separates the pool and allows a measure of assurance for the parents of young ones. And if this is not enough, an expansive lawn around the home has plenty of open space for Croquet, Ladder-ball, Bocce, Horseshoes, Tetherball, Frisbee tournaments and more. Even the largest groups will find the room to spread out.
A short 5-minute walk takes you to Cofresi beach, a sandy cove that stretches just under a mile. A reef protecting the beach provides a surf that is gentle, ideal for swimming or body surfing. There are no worries about rip tides, undertow, strong currents or large fish. Palm and Sea Grape trees line the beach providing plenty of shade from the strong tropical sun.
You may find it difficult to pull yourself away from floating in the pool while sipping a pina-colada--one that is refreshed all too frequently by the maid. And you’ll enjoy alone time taking a nap or reading a book in one of several hammocks. Or you can chill out, de-stress on the upper terrace listening to the ocean as the masseuse takes over. There are so many ways to unwind.
But, if you prefer a more active vacation there are plenty of tours and adventures including golf, casinos and a go-kart park. Visit Ocean World where you can swim with dolphins, sharks and sea lions; or try your luck at Ocean World Casino where you can dine in a 5 star restaurant and watch Las Vegas style shows... all just a 10 minute walk from our beach home. Explore historic Puerto Plata, 4 miles away. Or venture off on Jeep Safaris, Catamaran Trips, White Water Rafting, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling and much more. A local Cofresi tour operator comes directly to the villa to describe all options and provide booking services.
Sample the menus at dozens of local restaurants…. You will fine everything from Dominican specialties such as langostino, conch and chivo or the usual favorites such as Filet Mignon, Chicken and Pork dishes and kid friendly hamburgers, tacos and pizza. There are countless adventures, activities and places for you to discover.
While at the villa you will be pampered by dedicated long-term staff. Mercy is our cheerful, attentive full time maid who will cook and serve all meals, snacks and drinks. Don’t even try to get your own coffee! She keeps up a steady supply of beverages and whisks away all dirty dishes. She keeps the villa tidy and tends to your laundry. All you do is RELAX. Additional maids are brought in when there are larger groups to ensure all guests- moms included- enjoy a truly carefree vacation. In fact many females cry upon leaving because they cannot take Mercy home.
Julio is our personable, friendly full-time personal houseman who keeps the gardens, pool, and home in pristine condition. He owns a large van to provide personal airport meeting service for our guests. Plus, he can be engaged to stock the kitchen with food and beverages so that icy cold beverages and tasty appetizers are ready to be served the momen you enter your vacation home. Julio is your go-to man for anything and everything. His ready smile and cheerful disposition will make you feel completely at ease. He has been known to entertain young children by catching small frogs, or picking mangoes and limes from trees in the yard, demonstrating how to open and drink directly from a coconut. Toddlers have enjoyed “helping” uncle Julio with his daily duties.
And 'just in case' we have a full time manager available 24 hours a day to address your needs. If you need anything, the staff is there to help.
The Dominicans have a well-deserved reputation for friendliness and hospitality; they go out of their way to make you feel welcome in their country. It doesn't matter if you don't speak Spanish. Many Dominicans now speak and understand a good deal of English, especially in the tourist areas. But you will also find that a smile or kind gesture will open many doors. For over 35 years, our guests have enjoyed the opportunity of interacting with locals and to experience the colorful culture of this country.
If you have an adventurous heart and want a vacation that is slightly off the beaten path come to Villa Vista del Mar. Break away from the crowded confines of an all-inclusive resort… feel the freedom. Be prepared to relax while the staff takes over with the mundane chores. Wake up to freshly brewed coffee served to you on the terrace, and at night lay your head to rest on the pillow with a calm mind and a happy heart. Listen to the sounds of the ocean. Enjoy the moment. Life cannot get any better.