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Private Villa, 'House of the Mermaids', Fully Staffed Private Home with Pool

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Fully Staffed 5 bedroom Private Villa with Private Pool and Ocean View

Imagine yourself relaxing by your private pool, sipping on a delicious drink, as you soak up the sun and panoramic views of the ocean and mountains. Nestled on a hill just 100 yards from the tropical Cofresi Beach, Villa de las Sirenas ('House of the Mermaids') is a vacationer’s paradise.

Tonya, your full-time housekeeper/cook, will cater to your desires as you relax in this 4,300 square feet five bedroom, five bathroom Mediterranean-style luxury villa designed by a prominent Dominican architect. Spacious rooms, high cathedral and domed ceilings, marble floors, very private freshwater pool, and amazing ocean and mountain views from the veranda and balconies await your arrival. Enjoy the tropical ocean breezes as you relax or dine al fresco.

Take a casual two-minute stroll down to Cofresi Beach. The mile-long beach is situated on a protective pristine cove. Swimming and snorkeling in the clear blue water are favorite pastimes for beachcombers.

Just relax and let Tonya happily prepare and serve delicious native Dominican meals of your choosing. You will discover three grocery stores nearby to purchase your food or let Tonya shop for you. Tonya’s beautiful, happy smile is a wonderful example of the friendly Dominican people. Narciso, our houseman and gardener, will be happy to run errands for ice, beer, small grocery items, etc. Restaurants are within walking distance or a short ride away and add to your Dominican dining experience.

What will you do today? Swim with the dolphins? Go fishing, diving, sailing, golfing, windsurfing, horseback riding, take a safari tour, visit one of the beaches, go to town, take the cable car to the top of Mt. Isabela, or see the countryside?

Whatever you choose, your visit will be nothing shy of fabulous at Villa de las Sirenas!

The closest airport, Puerto Plata Airport (POP), is only a 30 minute car ride to the villa and Santiago Airport (STI) is 70-90 minutes from the villa depending on traffic. Punta Cana Airport is over 6 hours away by car. We can assist you in arranging ground transportation from either POP or STI airports.

More Details

Owner
Patricia
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

A group of friends went to the Dominican to relax, play golf, and fish. None of us had ever been to the DR and we had many apprehensions. When we got picked up from the airport in Puerto Plata by Gabino, we were almost instantaneously relieved. Gabino was very gracious and accomodating and when we got to the villa; we were blown away by it. It was exactly like it looked on the website. Moma Theresa was our cook and housekeeper and treated us like her own grandchildren. She was so incredible cleaning and picking up after us. Her dishes were excellent and she ensured we were always fed. We also had Narcisco as our guide and pool boy. He gave us great information about the local happenings and kept our pool immaculate. This villa was soooo relaxing just sitting by the pool and watching the ocean waves and the calm and serenity. We spent many hours in the morning and evening decompressing from our day by the pool. Everyone from the staff to the locals in the nieghborhood was sooo friendly. We felt right at home the first day as we went to the local bar and restuarant Ahora down by the beach. The country was awe inspiring and we had the best vacation of our lives. All four guys have said we would like to do it again next year and probably will. This time I am sure more people will come once we let them know how our vacation went. I have been telling all of my friends and coworkers about this amazing villa and the staff and not to mention the beautiful country known as the DR. Now I know why so many people come back again and again. Count me in that number as well as my friends that stayed with me. Patsy and Brian has a lovely home and they have hired the right staff. We also had a night watchman, but the area was so quiet and peaceful I was not sure why he was required, but he was there all night and we saw him walking the grounds to ensure all was in order, but again, the people were so nice to us from the community, we felt safe 24/7. A great vacation and lovely accomodations. A great place to stay and we will be back.



-John W, Maryland
Mar 2011
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Amenities

Cofresi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Pool Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Fouton Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Bunk Beds (2), Baby Crib (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Private Villa, 'House of the Mermaids', Fully Staffed Private Home with Pool
average rating of 4.68 based on 27 reviews
New Jersey
5

Amazing place & best staff ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying at Villa de la Sirenas and we absolutely love it! This is our home away from home. We returned to this peaceful place to celebrate our 10year wedding anniversary and spend time with family. Wow what a great decision. We were 6 adults and 2 children and everyone had a great time. I can't say enough about how amazing the house is, but most especially how amazing the staff is. They are like family and took care of us so well. This place will always be the place for us to go when we need a getaway and be pampered. Wish we could have prolonged our trip. We hope to make many more memories at this place in the future. Thanks Brian and Patsy for opening your doors and welcoming us into your paradise. Love The Christ Family

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exactly what I expected to see and more :-)

  • 5 of 5

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This place is awesome! There are 3 balconies and 3 patios with plenty of space for 10-12 people. The pool boy kept the grounds up, the security guard was present every night and the cook/housekeeper was on top of it. I don't know why but I enjoyed eating the Shepherd's pie the most! The location was safe and Chris & Mady's was a nice local bar down the road.

The beach is walkable and safe! The excursions were better than expected!! Contrary to other reviews, Gabino was very knowledge and I trusted his advice. We wanted to do a volunteer excursion at a school that we saw online but he shared school was out! I'm glad we skipped that one! I would recommend the city tour and the waterfall tours!! We received VIP service and private tours when we booked with Gabino and paid less than others. It was a much more enjoyable experience which matched our villa experience.

The villa is extremely private... no one can see into the backyard *wink *wink. You can see into the neighbor's villa from the upstairs balcony but that's it! The pool is pretty big and deeper than 5 feet on one side which made it nice to jump into and swim laps. It also gets a lot of sun and the view of the ocean is breathtaking. Staying a week is just enough time to enjoy the culture, relax and go on a few excursions.

It stormed really bad one night and a transformer blew... not to worry we lost power for less than 5 minutes. Security was on it and took care of the problem immediately. You may think this is one of the downfalls of staying outside of a resort, BUT the issue was resolved in 5 minutes!!! That was VERY IMPRESSIVE! I would highly recommend staying here with confidence that you'll be taken care of, feel like you're on a private vacation and know if something happens there is nothing to worry about!

I would recommended this villa to families and a group of friends who want to experience another area of the Dominican than Punta Cana. I have been to both now and would say Punta Cana is more touristy than Puerto Plata. Puerto Plata also has a lot of things to do in close proximity to the Villa. It didn't take longer than 20 mins to get anywhere except our ride from the airport - POP was 30 mins.

Hope this helps :-)

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  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Time and Staff

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time at Villa de Las Sirenas and I have to say we had a beautiful time. The house and pool and was all we needed to relax. Tonya was god sent. I wish I could put her in my suitcase just for her cooking alone. Gabino was very helpful in letting us know what are some of the choices we had around us to partake in if we decided we wanted a change of scene. Narcisso was on there keeping everything nice and clear from the pool to grounds. He's was very helpful us figuring out how to work the TV. Transportation from and to the airport worked out perfectly. We will probably return next year, being we have an annual trip a year.

Thank you

Tonya Williams

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful home and staff - Would return!

  • 5 of 5

The House of Mermaids was exactly as Brian, the home owner, described. The house was immaculately kept and certainly large enough to accommodate our two families which were comprised of 4 adults and 5 kids (aged between 16 to 19). We had lots of room to spread out for sleeping and hanging out during the day.

Tonya, our house keeper and another lady created amazing Dominican style meals for us. They were very careful to avoid the foods members of our group could not have (dairy and gluten). She willingly took us food shopping and was able to accurately gauge how much food was required for 9 people for seven days! Something I cannot do 

The swimming pool and grounds were lovely and immaculate. We even had a chap come to the house daily to clean the pool and ensure the property was in perfect shape. The pool and grounds are just as shown in the pictures. The house was also a 3 minute walk to a lovely beach. If you like to play in the waves (on a windy day), you will love this spot! The nightly security guard arrived promptly at sunset and remained on the property until dawn. We would go out at night and felt safe walking within the community. Chris and Maddie's Bar (a locally owned spot) was a favourite of ours.

Brian, the home owner, was very responsive and helpful in sorting out transportation to and from the airport. He also provided us with several documents that he personally had created that spoke to the foods that Tonya could cook, details about the house, internet and AC, as well as activities we could enjoy. It was good to be able to read them before we arrived so we could plan ahead!

Overall, a wonderful place to spend time in the DR and we would rent this property from Brian and his wife again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Galloway, Ohio
5

June 2016 vacation in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 spent a week in this beautiful villa. It was exactly as described and Patsi and Brian were wonderful to deal with. We were greeted at the airport by Modesto who was our cab driver and tour guide for the duration of our trip. We were quite surprised by the amount of motorcycles and driving style in the DR.

Once we arrived at the villa, Gabino gave us a tour of the house and explained how things worked. I was thankful I sent in a grocery list ahead of time and then reimbursed him upon our arrival to get us by until our trip to the market. This allowed for Tania to make us dinner the first night and breakfast the next morning.

Gus came on Sunday and we arranged to go on the ATV/Buggy ride through the countryside of Puerto Plata and the Sea Lion encounter at Ocean World. Gus also arranged a mani/pedi with Raquel which was very reasonable.

Tania is a wonderful cook, we especially liked her Chicken & Rice, Toyota Creole Salad and Yucas Fritas. We only ate dinner out once during our stay.

We spent a lot of time in the pool and the panaramic views were beautiful. Our only regret was not spending time at the beach/ocean since Cofresi Beach is not very picturesque.

Narciso kept up the grounds and troubleshooted the WiFi and water pressure. We did send him a couple times to the mini market for snacks. It was nice to know we had security at night and had plenty of leftover food to offer the staff.

In the end we had a wonderful time and it is an adventure we will never forget.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH
5

Vacation of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

My family of four just returned from what has to be the best vacation we have had. We are timeshare owners and as such have vacationed each year to some very exotic locations with stunning accommodations, however this villa is second to none. Not a single one of the many all-inclusive vacations can compare to what the staff of this villa provide – Tanya is nothing short of a magician when it comes to preparing meals for the guests as well as making sure the villa is absolutely beautiful inside while Narciso does the same to keep the beauty of the grounds and pool equally impressive. Tanya and Narciso are both simply irreplaceable and made sure to make us all feel very special while simultaneously allowing the family the privacy one wouldn’t expect in any resort.

Everything about this villa exceeded our expectations. While we have viewed photos of the villa prior to our visit we came to the realization that no photo can possibly do the beauty of this villa justice. Very few places on earth provide both an amazing ocean and mountain view from 3 individual porches/ patios. Nothing short of breathtaking.

Gabino was also wonderful and treated us well. He picked us up, took a tour of the villa and left his home number in case of an emergency. Additionally, Gus is an outstanding addition to the package to make sure the guests can do as many activities (or as few) as desired without the pressure the one finds during vacations at most resorts.

Prior to our trip I fully expected to be able to provide the owners with recommendations for improvement and there is only one I can provide – don’t change a thing. This is a vacation we will remember fondly the rest of our lives and we will undoubtedly compare this trip to each of our future vacations. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Dominican home with us. Not only would we recommend it, we’ve already given information to friends and family member.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Puerto Plata (POP)
Nearest Golf
10 Metres
Playa Dorado
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
DR Highway #5
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Chris and Mady's
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Cofresi Beach
Car: not necessary

Our private Dominican home is located 100 yards from the beach, just a two minute walk. Magnificant and unobstructed views of Cofresi Cove, Atlantic Ocean and Mount Isabella. Private pool. Gated villa. Our villa is fully staffed to make your vacation the most enjoyable ever. Our staff does not live in the villa and their services are included in the rental price.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until the Reservation is confirmed.

No additional rental fees are required. It is customary, in addition to the rental rate, to tip the staff a total of $5.00 per guest per day. Tips are given at the end of your stay divided between or among the staff. Tips are divided between Tonya (and an another maid if your group requires one) and Narciso. It is recommended that each staff member be given her or his tip individually.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.