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Private Gated Home (Ocean Side) Short Walk to the Beach!

Cabarete, Dominican Republic
  • House1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

In your private home you will enjoy dining on the lanai overlooking the private pool. In the morning look out the rooftop deck for a stunning view of the sun rise. A 10 minute walk up the beach will take you to town where there are many restaurants and shopping to excite anyone's tastes. If you prefer we have a private driver you can call if you want to get a ride into town and he can take you on any adventure you want like Whale watching, mountain climbing, snorkeling, you name it! His name is Joseph and he has an 8 passanger van with leather seats and airconditioning. It was just purchased December 2011. You can prepare your own meals or you can have someone prepare them for you for a small fee. Watch the video and it will show you the inside and outside of the house along with your walk from the house to the beach. The master bedroom with the king size bed has an attached full bathroom. One guest room has a bunk bed with the top a twin mattress the bottom is a full mattress then you can pull out another twin mattress below the full (purchased 2/2/2012) and the other has a Queen sized bed and they share a bathroom that is not connected to either room.

Keywords: Gated 18 home community. Manager is on property. Private Home. Private pool. Out door covered eating porch. Inside house has a full gourmet kitchen, living room and dining room. Maid service daily. A/C in all 3 bedrooms.

Property Manager

Ronda Janicki

Member Since 2006
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Feb 13, 2018
About Ronda Janicki

My husband and I live in Erie, PA USA and have owned our home in the Dominican Republic for 13 years. We also have a time share in Ambergris Cay, Belize. It's a 3 bedroom pent house overlooking the Barrier Reef. You can call if you are interested in that as well. Our favorite past time is to travel. We have 2 Westie female dogs that like to travel with us.

Ronda Janicki purchased this House in 2003

Why Ronda Janicki chose Cabarete

My husband and I have looked all over for vacation homes and Cabarete, DR is the place to be! We loved it from day 1 because you can really experience the local feel of the country and it's not overly commercialized like most Islands. They have fantastic authentic seafood and there is one restaurant that is American owned with traditional American/Irish food. The house is located 1 mile from the town so it does not have all of the noise you would have in town but close enough to be there on a 10 minute walk up the beach. To get to the beach you will walk down 1 short private street and it takes a little over a minute. We also like the fact that there is management on site along with security and daily maid service. There is also a little cafe 50 feet from our home.

What makes this House unique

We have a large double lot. Our home has been completely updated in 2014. All new furniture, fixtures and management. 55 inch flat screen TV mounted on the wall with a CD and DVD player. FREE Wi-FI and TONS of lounging areas. If you have a baby or toddler, we have a great set up for you!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, It's the master and the bathroom is attached to this room.
      • Bedroom 2
        top is twin bottom is full and a pull out twin, can sleep 4.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • King size beds (1) This bed is the master bedroom that has a full bath attached., Queen size Beds (1) This is room #3 that has a disconnected full bath that shares with room #2., Baby Cribs (1) You can request a crib to be brought in if you need one., Bunk Beds (1) This is room #2. The top bunk is a twin, the bottom bunk is a full, then there is a pull out under the full bed that is a twin. You can actually sleep 4 comfortable in this bed. It was just purchased 2/2/2012.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Connected to the master bedroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower, Shared by room 2 and 3

        Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Downtown
            Less than a 1 mile walk up the beach to get in town. Tons of shopping and restaurants!
          • Mountain View
          • Ocean View


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking
                        off street parking that can fit 2 cars.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        A/C units in each bedroom. Newly purchased in 2013.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        FREE Wi Fi
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        New furniture purchased in 2013. Can seat 6 comfortably.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Off street parking that can fit 2 cars.
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        The maid will wash and dry your clothes at your request. There is no fee but it is customary to tip her if she provides this service.
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Catering Available
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Everything you would need.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Completely provided.
                          • Kitchen
                            Completely stocked. We have all of the cooking pots and pans as well as plates and silverware.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                            Newly purchased in 2013.
                          • Stove
                            6 gas burners
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Most people eat on the porch overlooking our private pool. That seats 6 too.
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                    A lot of books people have shared through out the years.
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                    DVD and CD player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    New 55 inch in the living room purchased in 2012. Also a TV in the Master Bedroom.


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Tennis
                                        Tennis court located right next to us. They charge $8 per hour.
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Kits surfing capital of the world!


                                          • smoking allowed
                                            This is a West Indies style house so there is always fresh air coming in the house and it goes up through the open vents so there is NEVER a smoke odor EVER!

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool
                                                Newly tiled with 2 dolphins tiled in, 2015.

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Car Available
                                                  • Massage
                                                  • Private Chef
                                                  • Staff


                                                      • churches
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • marina
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • synagogues
                                                      • theme parks
                                                      • water parks
                                                      • zoo

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • photography
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • gambling casinos
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • miniature golf
                                                          • paddle boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • Babysitter
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • rock climbing
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • paragliding
                                                                  • parasailing
                                                                  • rafting
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • surf fishing
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • whitewater rafting
                                                                  • wind-surfing

                                                                    13 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Home away from home!

                                                                    william a.toronto

                                                                    Another great vacation stay at Villa Dawn, our second time. A very bright, beautiful and relaxing home. Staff is so friendly and accommodating, lovely tranquil veranda and pool area, minutes to the beach for great walking and swimming (waves!!) and tons of great food options. So great to meet our hosts Rhonda and Chuck this time and chat with them (looking forward to the new eavestroughs next year! lol) Thank you for your hospitality. Looking forward to another visit next year. A definite must try for those who are looking!

                                                                    Owner's Response:


                                                                    We also enjoyed meeting you and your lovely family! We are also so glad you enjoyed yet another year at Villa Dawn. We really pride ourself on our excellent customer service and how we maintain our beautiful villa Dawn. We can’t wait to see you back again next year!


                                                                    A piece of paradise

                                                                    william a.toronto

                                                                    We recently stayed at Villa Dawn from mid February to early March for our winter getaway. Our second trip to Dominican in two years, we wanted to find a more centralized home closer to the beach and this home did not disappoint us. After staying here we will definitely go back again!

                                                                    The house was beautiful for many reasons; very open and inviting, comfortable and modern decor, cool during the day and at night without the need of A/C, great bedrooms particularly the master bedroom with king bed and ensuite bathroom with access to the back terrace and pool, well stocked kitchen amenities (just need a tea kettle! Needed my morning tea lol) as well as the bathroom amenities, amazing pool and property.

                                                                    The location was also great; only 20 minute drive from the airport, located minutes from the beach, close walk to many restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores and shopping. Security at the entrance to Bahia De Arena provides peace of mind as well as the guard tower at the beach entrance.

                                                                    The staff which included maid service, grounds keeper and Erika (general manager) were very friendly and always available if needed and did an excellent job.

                                                                    The only downfall to our stay was the on going construction of the house being built next door, which caused some noise throughout the day and impeded on our privacy somewhat.

                                                                    We were looking for sun , swimming, walking, good food and most of all relaxation and we got it all staying at Villa Dawn.

                                                                    Thank you to Rhonda for her hospitality and amazing gesture during our stay. She was quick to answer to any correspondences during our stay.

                                                                    We highly recommend staying here and look forward to coming back again next year!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Hi William and family

                                                                    We are so super happy you loved your vacation and want to come back next year! We pride our home in being in tip top shape and because we also own Cabarete Villa's we pride our self on our AWESOME staff!!! We are flying down tomorrow and I will be bringing a tea kettle so next year you will have one :) Also, the new house will be done in May of this year so that will not be an issue either (it's ours too) :)

                                                                    Just so you know for next year, if there is AYTHING you need, such as a tea kettle, just ask Ericka or myself and we will make sure you get you one!

                                                                    We look forward to seeing you back next year.

                                                                    Chuck and Ronda Janicki

                                                                    Everything you could want

                                                                    This was the perfect get away to meet the expectations and desires of everyone. If you just want to relax, read by the pool or on the beach it's perfect. There are also activities within walking distance if you are more adventurous. You can eat out at a variety of restaurants along the beach or cook at home. The community is beautiful with some very friendly and helpful permanent residents. They were very kind and helpful while we were there.

                                                                    The accommodations are very clean and comfortable. Couldn't ask for more and can't wait to return.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We are so happy you loved our home as much as we do! And yes, our community is AMAZING!!!! The people are so friendly as well as our staff. We hope you visit again soon :)

                                                                    Very comfortable house in a great location

                                                                    Stacey K.-

                                                                    Many thanks to Villa Dawn for a wonderful vacation. We really enjoyed a comfortable stay in a very well appointed house. The pool was terrific, the AC in the bedrooms cooling when necessary (but the fans worked really well, too), and the staff extremely helpful. Beach access was easy, and the water was terrific. The pristine sand was a joy, and we even enjoyed lounging on the private grass area that abuts the complex and the beach. Ronda was an extremely responsive property owner, and she answered questions and never seemed to mind us "asking just one more thing."

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We are so glad you and your family really enjoyed your vacation at Villa Dawn. We also LOVE our home! We hope you can get back again for your next vacation :)

                                                                    Great house in an excellent location

                                                                    berkin k.

                                                                    Spent 9 days at Villa Dawn with our two kids (10 and 6) and their grandmother. The development Bahia de Arena is perfect for those looking to rent a house in Cabarete. Security is great, our kids ran around in the complex visiting their friends who were staying at another house. Walking to the beach takes 3 mins and once you are there a quick 2 min walk to the right gets you to a beach club where you can get chairs/umbrellas food/drink. The beach area is very spacious and not crowded. Also great waves for boogie boarding. Kite lessons available right there as well. Perfect set up. Villa Dawn had one of the largest yards of all the houses and a very nice pool where the kids played and we watched while siting on the patio. If you're looking for calmer waters sosua beach is 15 min drive which we also did a couple of times. Cabarete town is 5 min drive lots of bars restaurants. Overall great vacation and highly recommended!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Berkin I am so glad you and your family enjoyed your vacation to Cabarete and your stay in our Villa! We are very proud of our little community and security is our top priority. It is a perfect place for families to vacation and we hope to see you back again :)

                                                                    We enjoyed the Villa Dawn

                                                                    M C.

                                                                    Our experience with the Villa Dawn was an awesome experience. Ronda was awesome with helping us make our trip a success. The Villa is in a very great location. We walked the beach every day and walked up to town via the beach. The Villa is very clean and very quite. We loved sitting on the porch in the morning listening to the birds and watching the beautiful sunrise. Thank you Ronda

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We are so glad you enjoyed our home as much as we do! We hope you return again in the future :)


                                                                    Cabarete, Dominican Republic

                                                                    Kite Surfing and Wind surfing. You can have a private certified massage therapist come to the house to do your private massages. Just e-mail me and can get you in contact with a close friend of ours that is a lovely Russian woman! If you want a personal chef he lives next door and is fantastic. We have a babysitting service for those mommy and daddies that want some romantic time to theirselves and so much more!

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