Our villa is just over 1500 sq ft, located in the gated community of Hispaniola. As you walk through the lush gardens you pass by the lower level bedroom, bathroom mini fridge with private entrance, upstairs is an expansive terrace that has an ocean view. Open living area, features kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area, two large bedrooms that are separated by the living areas on either end of the villa, each with their own bathroom. Fully stocked with all linens, cookware. Take a dip in the pool or lounge on the sun deck under the gazebo with BBQ. A great set up for family or couples wishing to share. 10 min walk to the beach, close to groceries, dining and onsite car rental.
A great spot for family. Just bring your suitcase we have the rest!
Dale and Annette
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 10, 2018
About Dale and Annette
We live in Regina, SK, Canada. We love to travel and enjoy entertaining.
Dale and Annette purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Dale and Annette chose El Batey
We recently acquired this property from family. The idea is to rent it out most of the year, when the family isnt using the villa. Its a perfect spot for adventure seekers, with Kite sailing, surfing and water falls. Or for someone that likes to relax on the terrace with a good book, laze by the pool or take a stroll through the quaint town of Sosua.
What makes this Villa unique
Private gated community 24hr security guards, minutes to the main street. We have cable, internet, BBQ, Water Cooler. Only a 15 min drive from the airport.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great stay at incredible Villa. The villa is well represented by the photos. Its in very good condition in a great gated community. The management was friendly and responsive. I would definitely stay here again.
I have stayed in Residential Hispaniola many times prior to this vacation and never encountered so many issues.
Upon arrival we were given a set of keys with no indication of which was to be used where. The property manager assigned to the site said she would be there in the morning to address the key problems and other issues noted below
• Rotten food left in the fridge and freezer.
• Cupboards off the hinges
• Broken water cooler
• Urine on the bed spread in the king size room
• Broken shower head in the downstairs bedroom
• No cable
• No propane (unable to use stove or have hot water)
• Non functioning safe (key and combination mix that neither we or the property managers could figure out)
• No skimmer in the swimming pool
• Insufficient chemicals for the pool (turned green and took more than a week to resolve the issue)
• Broken appliances left on the property (rusty non functioning barbecue)
• Dated furniture
• Urine riddled mattress (king size bed)
The property manager quit the next day, and a new one was assigned. I will admit that she did the best she could to resolve everything during my stay.
Another issue was the cleaning and associated costs. There was an implemented cleaning fee with the booking and I was told that the villa was to have been cleaned prior to arrival, throughout the stay, and upon departure. Cleaners were only on premises 2 days of 13.
There was a clear lack of communication with the owner. Many of the issues were reasoned with being “in a third world country”. As new guests were arriving the day of my departure, I suggested they take a look around the property in order to avoid being at blame for any of the ongoing issues. The guests opted not to stay.
A week after arriving home I contacted the owner concerning the return of the damage deposit. She responded by accusing me of "trashing" her villa with absolutely no justification as she had not visibly seen the property prior to my arrival, or after. I have all of the issues documented with photos and I was with the newly hired property manager daily throughout my vacation as she was doing her utmost to resolve everything. The villa has great potential unfortunately for me it was unkempt prior to my arrival and it put a damper on my vacation. I gain nothing through giving a negative review but feel it's necessary to do so considering the blame that has been put on myself and my company.
I am sorry your stay was not up to your standards. I have made changes to my property manager, the communication is excellent now. I have had all the issues repaired. Including replacing the kitchen table, throwing out some of the other furniture, stocked extra bedding for any emergency changes. I have painted the living room and recovered the sofas, chairs and will be installing an outdoor kitchen/bar area beside the pool. The WIFI, Cable and propane are now set on auto pay, so no more interruptions. As well the pool person was replaced. All in all it was a learning experience for me. I am satisfied that the Villa is in better hands. Thanks
Mysigt och lugnt boende i tryggt område
Det var ett jättefint område, välskött, rent o säkert. Hela området är inhägnat o det är vakter vid gaten, så det kändes väldigt tryggt. Huset ligger inte där det gör på kartan, den visar gatan hispaniola men det är området som heter hispaniola.. så vi gick fel men fick hjälp av en trevlig man som hade en språkskola där. Kontakten både med ägaren av huset o deras agent på plats var väldigt bra. Vi fick snabbt svar o hjälp med det vi undrade. Internet fungerade inte när vi kom men det blev ordnat vid första tillfälle. Huset ligger nära en supermercado och även för att hoppa på/av en guagua om man vill åka till Puerto plata/ Cabarete. Poolen är jättefin. Rent och fräscht boende med en veranda med fin utsikt, mysig och harmoniskt att sitta där och titta och lyssna på alla fåglar. Vi blev positivt överraskade när vi kom fram till huset, det var mycket finare o lyxigare än vad vi tyckte det såg ut som på bilderna. Jättefint och väldigt prisvärt!
It was a very nice area, well maintained, clean o safely. The entire area is fenced o there are guards at the gate, so it felt very secure. The house is not there it does on the map, it shows the street Hispaniola, but it is the area called Hispaniola .. so we went wrong but was helped by a nice man who had a language school there. The contact both with the owner of the house o their agent on site was very good. We got a quick response o help with that, we wondered. Internet did not work when we arrived but it was arranged at the first opportunity. The house is near a supermercado and also to jump on / off a guagua if you want to go to Puerto Plata / Cabarete. The pool is really nice. Clean and fresh accommodation with a porch with great views, cozy and harmonious to sit there and watch and listen to all the birds. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the house, it was much finer o luxurious than what we thought it looked like the pictures. Jättefint and very affordable!
Beautiful Views- Great Weather
I stayed in this home with some friends over the New Years Holiday. We had a great time. The property is very much conveniently located. Its within walking distance of the bars, beach and grocery store but the location itself is quiet, very nice.
Overall my stay was good, surroundings at villa were vey well maintained. My point of contact person was very accessible by phone or email. Had a problem with water but was fixed and not a problem. A lot of amenities such as microwave, cable,and privacy. I would recommend this place to anyone who is interested in the DR experience!
Sosua Bay beach is a long stretch of white sand with a reef. Plenty of great food vendors and drinks available.
Additional information about rental rates
Any additional guests are $10.00 per night. Guest pay power usage, the meter is read upon arrival and departure. Thanks