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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

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.

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Property Manager
Ronda Janicki
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2016

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 Dominican Republic

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!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Private Gated Home (Ocean Side) Short Walk to the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Erie, PA,USA

Everything you could want

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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 :)
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Very comfortable house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

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."

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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 :)
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Great house in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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 :)
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We enjoyed the Villa Dawn

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our home as much as we do! We hope you return again in the future :)
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this beautiful home. The first time we took our children, who had an amazing vacation and were very upset that we went this year without them! We loved the house and location so much we asked our friends to come share the experience with us this year.

The driver Joseph is great and greeted us at the airport. We stopped and picked up groceries on the way to the house. He is also available to take you on tours and such should you want during your trip. A car is not needed while staying here.

The house is located in a small gated community, and the manager Mark was there to greet us and always accessible should you need anything. The house is beautifully maintained and updated with nice décor. Ana the maid and the landscaper -sorry, forgot his name- do an exceptional job. The grounds are well kept with lush greenery. The yard is enclosed with a charming stone wall for privacy. The patio is covered and overlooks the pool, with a table and the most comfortable rocking chairs. Truly enjoyed the outdoor living and the feel of the ocean breeze. Beautiful views of the beach and kite surfers could be seen from the upper decks.

The pool is simply perfect, sparkling clean and just the right temperature to enjoy day and night.

We enjoyed preparing meals at the home, including the grill and the blender to make delightful frozen cocktails. And a short, pleasant walk along the beach to town has many restaurants/bars where you can enjoy a delicious meal with your toes in the sand.

The beach is less than a minute walk from the house and is clean, no seaweed, and soft sand perfect for a relaxing stroll. The waves are great to body surf or boogie board.

Everything about our trip was perfect and I cannot wait until we can visit again. Thank you to the owners, Chuck and Ronda, for allowing us to share your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you loved our home again this year Erica. We love it too! We look forward to having you back next year! Our updates are amazing and our managers have done an awesome job taking care of our property :)
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Virginia minnesota

cabaret home close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

I would diffently recommend this property to others…This place is so beautiful close to shops eatery and a short walk to the beach… The owner of this property is so available to answer any question you may have through e-mail and phone.. they have a driver who well pick you up at the airport and bring you were you need to go. It is a gated community which provides security around the clock.The best place to eat is the coffee shop located right next door amazing food and coffee…I would recommend staying here you cannot go wrong with the friendly service

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home in Cabarete. I can't agree with you more with the charm of the house and how close all of the dining and shopping is. The best part is the Cabarete Coffee Company just steps away. Their coffee is the best in the world (my opinion too) and their breakfast and lunch is yummy and affordable. Laura, I would like to see you back again next year :)
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
In town it's less than a 1 mile walk up the beach
Nearest Motorway
Route 5
Nearest Restaurant
In town there are numerous restaurants!
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

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!


Rates & Availability

Cabarete House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 1
Jan 15 2017 - Apr 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 2
Apr 25 2017 - Jun 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2
Jun 21 2017 - Aug 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

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Cabarete House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Connected to the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Shared by room 2 and 3
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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