Sanctuary home facing the Cabarete lagoon.
The house is designed to inspire and help you relax in a natural setting. Our home is situated in the safe, local community but it takes only 15 minutes to walk to Cabarete beach. The lagoon in front of the home is designated as a National Park. We have a canoe that is available to you for use. We also have one bicycle at your disposal that you can use to get around. It comes with a lock. Moto-taxi is also a very popular way to get around the area. It costs a $1 to get to any part of Cabarete.
My husband and I are both doing non-profit work in Haiti and the house is our place to recharge and rest. We have an 18-month old daughter, so we look forward to spending quality family time here when we can. We feel very happy and safe in this neighborhood. We would love to live here full time, but unfortunately our work is keeping us away. Until we can spend more time in Cabarete, we decided to share our home with others who would love to experience living in a real Dominican neighborhood while enjoying the beauty of the region. Our personal assistant Genesis lives close by and she will make sure that you feel welcome and have everything you might need. If you are looking for an inspiring and restful space that is peaceful yet is a part of the local community you will enjoy staying here.
Most of our personal belongings have been stowed away, but you will find everything you need in terms of kitchen and bath supplies and of course freshly made beds ready for your arrival. The farmer that we use when we are in Cabarete usually comes to the house with a full truckload of fresh fruits and vegetables every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 am. If you wish to use his convenient services please let us know and we will let him know to include you on his route. His produce is always fresh and it comes at great prices.
This is a three story dwelling sleeping 6 maximum. It is best suited for families or two couples (three maximum) as there are no traditional bedrooms - the main level has a comfortable couch that folds out and sleeps 2 and a small full bathroom, upstairs is the master bedroom & bathroom (no doors provided, only a wooden screen) and on the third level there is a loft with a queen bed. The house is child friendly. We have a small children library/playroom downstairs.
Several things to note:
The local kids love to swim in the lagoon in front of the house, so there is usually noise of children at play.
Even though the local electricity supply varies daily, we have batteries/inverter-charger that take care of lighting and outlets at all hours of the day. You will always have electricity, but when the local electricity is off there is no hot water and the fridge is off, even though it keeps cool for a while. The local electricity has a very regular schedule, and is usually not off for more than 6 hours.
There is a washing machine for your use with the help of Genesis.
The pool is always full. It is 4 feet deep, and it is perfect for cooling off in the hot time of the day.
Genesis will be at our home to greet you when you arrive and answer any questions you might have. She speaks only Spanish but if you have specific questions you can ask me and I will make sure to answer and coordinate as necessary with her. Genesis can also provide baby sitting upon request if needed. She has been caring for our daughter when we are in Cabarete, and she is responsible and very loving.