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

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


About the property

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

WELCOME to our beautiful Playa Cofresi “piece of paradise”, Villa de las Sirenas (House of the Mermaids). Our villa is a PRIVATELY OWNED beach house custom built by a well-known Dominican Republic builder, Chava, and architect, Felipe.

We are NOT PART of the Lifestyle Resort. We call our place “FreeStyle”. You’re free to do whatever you desire and whenever you like. There are amenities that are “yours and only yours to enjoy”. You have total privacy at the pool area and beautifully landscaped gardens … no crowds.

We are a two-minute walk to the public beach on our neighborhood street. So if you’re looking for solitude and beautiful ocean views, Villa de las Sirenas is for you and your family. Our place is perfect for celebrating honeymoons, anniversaries, monumental or not birthdays and incredible vacations.

Our staff is included in the rental price. You will have your own cook who can prepare just about anything your heart desires. No GERMY buffets, crowds or lines. Your food will be fresh and properly washed for consumption. We estimate US$10 per day per person for groceries excluding alcohol. Our cook will do the grocery shopping when you decide your menu. Liquor, beer and wine can also be purchased at the grocery store. We highly recommend buying local alcohol beverages, Brugal rum and Presidente beer. Imports are more expensive. We’ve always thought the wines were reasonably priced.

When you book our villa, we will send you a pamphlet to answer many questions and to provide a sample menu. Excursions are also available by either booking online or through Gus, who will come by the villa to arrange any excursions that may strike your fancy. He is not part of our staff and is an independent tour guide. We are always available by email through HomeAway/VRBO.

Included in the staff is a housekeeper, a pool person/gardener/errand person and a security guard. The property is totally and beautifully fenced in with iron gates at the entrance to the property. Street lights provide visibility at night.

So just remember, if you’re craving privacy, relaxation and being catered to all day or when you wish … Villa de las Sirenas is your dream vacation destination.


We look forward to your visit.

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

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

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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Cofresi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • 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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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


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Private Villa, 'House of the Mermaids', Fully Staffed Private Home with Pool
average rating of 4.714286 based on 30 reviews
New Jersey

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: January 2017
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Incredible beautiful villa with great ocean view

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I went to the DR and stayed at this Villa with 2 great friends. We had a supper time and really enjoyed staying in the Villa. It was so comfortable and spacious plus the Villa staff were amazing. The pool and landscaping around the Villa are pristine. Tonya and Narcisso were so accommodating and Tonya is a great cook.

This is the place to stay in the Porta Plata, DR area.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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one of my most memorable vacation experiences

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and another couple stayed for about a week. The setting was amazing (although we did have a little trouble finding it ... it's set back.) It featured spectacular views and a truly beautiful and elegant home. The local people were warm and very friendly. We were situated close to the beach and a couple fantastic local restaurants. However, what made the experience even more delightful was the staff. Every detail was just perfect, including the special meals cooked just for us.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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  • 5 of 5

I was sorta scared at first to book via vrbo slash online, made a request sort of waited received an email from property owner brian and decided to call. Speaking with brian was great. He addressed all my concerns. Quite frankly just based on conversation you can tell his wife and him are just genuinely great nice people. I woupd highly reccomend staying here. Very clean, cooks are so nice, staff great, security at night. Beach very close, stores etc. Brian was very helpful sent a bunch of information about food places around etc

All in all if your looking for an amazing villa with great customer service oh and wifi!! I would reccomend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what I expected to see and more :-)

  • 5 of 5


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 :-)


  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: January 2017
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

In the event of a rental cancellation after your deposit has been paid, the villa owners will attempt to re-rent all or a portion of your reserved dates at the villa by changing the dates that you have reserved from "Rented" to "Available" on our Internet Rental Calendar. If the owners are successful in re-renting any of the dates you have reserved, your deposit payment will be refunded for the deposit amounts collected from the new renters for the dates the villa owners are able to re-rent. If the villa is not re-rented for the dates you have reserved, the rental amount paid will be forfeited for those dates.

If your final rental payment has not been received by the owners 30 days before your reserved vacation dates begin, your rental deposit will be forfeited and your reserved dates will be canceled for non-payment.

Guests are encouraged to purchase Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance Coverage should they feel that risk exists. Most people are not aware that this insurance is available for your vacation rental. It is available through companies such as or . Coverage varies with different Insurance Companies. Please review your policy details and know what is and is not covered for your policy.

Let us know by email if you have any questions about this Cancellation Policy.

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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