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10 Bedroom Luxury Villa

Bedrooms 10
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This spectacular exclusive Caribbean resort villa in the Dominican Republic was lovingly designed and constructed over a 15-month period by an award-winning American architect. Having sailed over 200,000 miles offshore, including a circumnavigation of the Earth, the owner sought a tropical Caribbean retreat in a stable, friendly country with regular non-stop air connections to the outside world. Completed in late 1997, this island getaway property was developed with one goal in mind: to create the most spectacular home on the north coast island resort of Hispaniola, Dominican Republic. Over 200 skilled artisan craftsmen shared in the process and the result, both in terms of exotic materials and fabulous beach location is nothing short of magnificent.

Spread over 10 acres of gardens, pastures and lawns, the private luxury villa allows individual guests to enjoy privacy in any one of a dozen exquisite locations while accommodating groups of up to 16 with ease. Whether you desire an unforgettable family holiday, executive retreat, spectacular wedding reception, romantic honeymoon getaway or luxury golf vacation, Villa Lazy Heart and its wonderful staff will provide the finest villas in the Caribbean. Here, it is ... Paradise found.

The master suite is located in its own cottage, a few steps from the main house for convenience, but set apart for privacy. The cottage features a luxurious king sized bed, his-and-hers bathrooms and a dressing room. Mahogany doors open onto a covered wraparound terrace, furnished with hammock and rocking chairs overlooking the sea-- the ideal spot for reading a book, sharing a bottle of wine at sunset, or receiving a massage or pedicure.

Other sleeping accommodations include: the guest casita, a pool-side cottage featuring two bedrooms with queen sized beds, each with a large bath and wraparound terrace; the tower bedroom suite, with its two balconies bedrooms and full bath that provide stunning sea and garden views, as well as a cozy bedroom with private bath just off the villa's great room. The final structure is an ocean-view, pool-side cottage featuring two spacious suites, each with generous bath and dressing area.

In addition to the ten full time bedrooms, an eleventh sleeping space is located in a charming nook, which has one extra bed that can sleep one person, adjacent to the game room. In all, there are 11 separate sleeping areas and ten full bathrooms. All linens and towels are of the best quality.

The kitchen, in many ways the heart of the private villa, is a lovely space, open on two sides to gentle trade winds. The spacious, 35' x 22' great room is the perfect place to entertain, with its elegant yet comfortable ambiance, a variety of amusing coffee table literature, and functioning fireplace. There are several indoor and outdoor dining venues, including a beautiful picnic table overlooking the sea.

The 20' x 26' game room houses billiard table and entertainment center with 30' satellite TV, VCR, and stereo system. TV/VCR's are also located in several other bedrooms, and the villa boasts a fine selection of current and classic movies as well as an extensive library.

Note: To get to the small private beach area, there are many stairs and would not be suitable for small children or persons with mobility issues.

Bedroom / Bathroom Description

Bedroom 1 ' Master

King size bed, 2 En-suite bathrooms one with tub and one with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Dressing room, Ocean view

Bedroom 2

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Ocean view

Bedroom 3

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Ocean view

Bedroom 4 ' Pool Suite One

King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries

Bedroom 5 ' Pool Suite Two

King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Toiletries

Bedroom 6 ' Tennis Suite One

King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Toiletries

Bedroom 7 ' Tennis Suite Two

King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Toiletries

Bedroom 8 ' Upper Mezzanine

Queen size bed, Shared En-suite bathroom , Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV, Toiletries

Bedroom 9 ' Lower Mezzanine

3 Twin beds, Shared En-suite bathroom with room 8 , Air conditioning, TV, Toiletries

Bedroom 10 ' Living Area

Queen size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditionoing, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries

Features & Amenities

* Satellite TV in selected rooms

* Cable TV

* Air conditioning in all bedrooms

* Wi-Fi

* Fax machine

* Printer

* Surround sound

* iPod dock

* DVD/VHS players

* Entertainment room with games

* Full size billiard pool table

* Full size ping pong table

* Cocktail bar

Outdoor Features

* Heated pool

* Heated Jacuzzi

* 600' secluded semi-private beach

* Clay tennis court (lighted)

* Twin backup electrical generators

Staff & Services


* Manager

* Host/Butler

* Personal Chef

* Housekeeping and laundry

* Gardeners and security

* 24 hour Maintenance

* Concierge

* Tour horses, complimentary riding

At Extra Cost ' advance notice may be required:

* Fully stocked bar with bartender

* Gourmet meals

* Baby sitters

* Spa treatments

* Mandatory meal plan

Villa Policies

* Maximum 22 guests

* Children welcome

* Non-smoking villa

* Pets are not allowed

Getting There

* Rental car recommended

* Transfer available


* 5 minutes to Shopping

* 10 minutes to Golf Course

* 80 minute drive to Airport

Additional Information

The Villa Meal Plan - includes all meals while in residence. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared by our gourmet chef and served by our staff.

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed with cocktails and hors'd oeuvres.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are set based upon the personal preference of our guests along with any dietary requirements and restrictions. Breakfast normally include choices of cereals, breads, fresh fruits, juices, eggs, omelets, pancakes, milk, coffee, and other local fresh items. Dinner can include an array of fresh vegetables, salads, homemade desserts along with a main dish such as steak, lobster, fish, chicken, pork, shrimp, and just about any other local dish when available.

Dinner is based on theme nights and is set in a variety of locations. Examples of our theme nights include but are not limited to our Pool Side or Backyard BBQ, Authentic Pig Roast Night, Surf & Turf, Italian Night and our popular Dominican Style Dinner Buffet which will introduce you to authentic and delicious Caribbean dishes.

The Meal Plan also includes a generous supply of daily snacks, wine at dinner (Limit 1 bottle per 2 adults/night), one starter case of Presidente beer (each case contains 24, 12oz bottles) and 2 liters of Rum Brugal.

Open Bar - The bar is stocked with a variety of liquors such as vodka, scotch, gin, whiskey, rums, beer and mixers. The bar is always open and available to guests while in residence. There is a onetime Open Bottle' charge of cost + 15%. Guests that require special brands of liquors need only advise us at least 72 hours prior to arrival.

Nearby attractions and activities :

* Diving and Snorkeling

* Wind and Kite surfing

* Deep Sea Fishing

* Horseback riding

* White water rafting

* Golf courses

* Ocean World and casino

* Four Wheelers and Dune buggies

* Catamaran tours

* Colonial city tours

More Details

Ian Shopsis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Ian Shopsis

My family invested in the Dominican Republic about 10 years ago. I've been living on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic for 8 years now. I live and work right near all of our Dominican rental properties. We take pride in our properties and are responsive to any of our renters needs. Since we are local, we deal with our guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between. All of our properties are fully furnished and have all the amenities you would need!

Ian Shopsis purchased this villa in 2005

Why Ian Shopsis chose Orchid Bay Estates

For about the same per-person cost as a regular hotel vacation, Villa Cabofino can accommodate you and your family in a private, fully staffed, luxurious Caribbean villa. After being pampered like a king, your vacation will never be the same.


Orchid Bay Estates Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
    Bathroom 10 -
    Bathroom 11 -
  • 10+
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • King size beds (6), Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (4) optional, Baby Cribs (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (4) optional
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Lazy Heart Villa in Feb. 2018 and had the best vacation ever! First of all, we only had 5 couples so Ian let us just rent 5 bedrooms and still have the whole house just for our group! That was a game changer! The taxi drivers were at the airport with a cooler of beers/waters in the van waiting for us. It was a 90 min. crazy drive to the house but the beers helped! The house was perfect...but who really cares when you have the view of the ocean and the whale migration happening on our beach the whole week! The bedrooms were comfortable. But the best part was the staff! Sylvia had corn hole boards made for our stay because that's what we love to do. She put our names on each bedroom door which was a nice touch. The staff was there from 6am-9pm every night and longer if we needed them. Then there were 2 guards that stayed over night in case we had an emergency. Sylvia would get us a taxi to head off on excursions and the taxi driver always stayed with us to make sure we didn't need anything. The kitchen staff always packed up coolers of drinks and food when we'd go so we didn't have to eat the local food (water contamination). Our bartender Riley spoke great English and was so kind and helpful. Each morning we'd go to the tennis courts and they would show up with a cooler of waters. Each afternoon we'd go to the hot tub/pool and they'd bring over a cooler of beverages and homemade snacks. They accommodated one of our friend's vegetarian needs. The tennis courts have a covered area next to it that has a ping pong table and weights which was used daily. The horses were a little skittish so we didn't ride them. Our beach directly on the property was a little rocky/sea urchins (be very careful of those, wear water shoes); but the beach next door (10 min. walk) was PERFECT!!! The staff would carry beach chairs to the beaches for us and bring us beverages and snacks. Whatever we wanted! Make sure to wake for the sunrise over the's magnificent! I would highly recommend this house not only because of the location, but because the staff was FANTASTIC! I never once felt hungry for 7 days! EVERY SINGLE MEAL was DELICIOUS! Santos, the chef, is amazing! My favorite memory was the ocean side couples massage 6 of us received. I have NEVER had a massage that amazing in my life! It was a regular spa massage but these ladies massaged your head to your toes!

And for $60 how can you beat that?! We also went to DuDu Lag

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa for a Very Memorable Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Villa Lazy Heart is a truly amazing property and much larger and more beautiful than the website pictures. Our family of 21 had the most perfect and memorable week. We highly recommend getting the chef and bartender as the meals were excellent - from the omelets made to order at breakfast to the Mexican and Dominican lunch buffets to the pig roast and lobster dinners to the after dinner s'mores at the cliffside bonfires. Augustine was the perfect bartender - always there with another drink as you relaxed poolside - or to offer a sage piece of advice to beat your opponent at dominoes. Silvia, property concierge, helped organize a truly memorable New Year's birthday party for our father complete with a trio of cakes and a local Dominican band. She also hooked us up with local entrepreneurs who provided an amazing ATV excursion through the countryside, a fun boat trip to snorkel at the shipwreck, daily afternoon massages under the seaside hut with the soothing sounds of the ocean, a "cigar" guy who not only educated all the guys about the Dominican cigar industry but who helped us purchase the best DR cigars to take home, and the "blackjack" lady who provided hours of entertainment one evening. The entire staff was incredibly friendly and helpful!

The Villa amenities were great and everyone was able to find something to enjoy - walking the beautiful sandy beach, relaxing in the pool on floats or playing pool pong, playing tennis, lifting weights or playing ping pong in the exercise hut, playing volleyball or dominoes - thanks to the instruction of Augustine, the bartender extraordinaire.

We all agreed that this vacation will be impossible to beat as it was truly perfect - great staff, beautiful property and memories for a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, D.C.


  • 5 of 5

Me and a group of 12 friends rented the villa out while we were in DR for a destination wedding. The wedding was at a villa in the same gated community so it was a quick 5 minute walk for us. We had the best week ever!! Gorgeous views and the villa has an awesome layout for large groups. The entire staff was so friendly and helpful. Our chef, Santos, was amazing, every meal was so delicious. Our main bartender was Rilen and he was also the best. So happy and made us feel so welcome. None of us had stayed in a private villa before so didn't know what to expect. We have already been talking about when we can all go back. I can't say thanks enough for the awesome memories and such a relaxing, care free trip. The best way to vacation!! Thanks to all the staff for a truly incredible trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa

  • 4 of 5

The resort is more beautiful than the pictures show. We had a group of 24 (12 kids) and we all fit very comfortably. They were responsive to any needs we had and made our parents 50th anniversary amazing. At first we were a bit short staffed to our group size, and then they adjusted when I asked. There are 2 dogs there that were wonderful watch dogs - although they had fleas when we mentioned it they took care of it the next day.

Oh, Chef did a great job with the food! With our large group all meals were buffet and we had good variety for all. We did not leave the resort. Bartenders were great and our end bar bill was very reasonable.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dominican Republic


  • 5 of 5

I've been here with my family and it's a beautiful place. I hope come back very soon, it was a very exciting experience, and I want to share with everybody. These were the best vacations ever!!

Amazing rooms, excellent service!!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Cabrera has become increasingly popular because of it's unspoiled white powder-sand beach and the incredible Robert Trent Jones - designed 18 hole golf course. The course was designed to take full advantage of the area's beauty with ten holes following the cliffs overlooking the incredibly blue Atlantic Ocean below. Here, you will find some of the most exclusive private villas in the country.

The City of Cabrera is located between Rio San Juan and Nagua on the pristine northern coast of this paradise island about 90 minutes from the Puerto Plata (POP) airport, and only 7 miles from the famous Playa Grande Golf Course.

Playa Grande Beach was rated as 'one of the top ten most beautiful beaches in the world' by Cond Nast travel magazine. The big waves this area enjoys makes it a popular spot for surfing and body/boogie boarding. Just behind the beach are a number of food vendors who vie to be the first to offer you their freshly prepared seafood dishes and refreshments, served on tables in front of their establishments, or brought right to your chair on the beach!

Whether you want to relax in a private villa or just explore the countryside on an ATV or by horseback, there is something for everyone in Cabrera.




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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