Feedback

This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Dominican Republic reviews

  • Dominican Republic Puerto plata

    "Great place so much fun"
    Guest: Brian H. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 23, 2016
    View listing
  • Outstanding July week with family, plenty for adults and kids!

    "The Podell's were outstanding to work with from start to finish. The concierge picked us up at the airport (three children 12, 11, 7), and we headed to the supermarket. In 30 minutes we had our necessities for the week and were off to the resort. Upon arrival, we were provided a brief 10-15 minute review of the property (bars/pools/cabanas) and walked up to the condo. We were greeted by Selene(maid) and all groceries were unpacked and luggage was in rooms. Great start to the vacation! Visiting in mid/late July, be aware this is NOT their busy season. This laid back season appealed to us. Within this property, near the marina, we had no crowding issues and easy access to the two best restaurants within walking distance for dinner. The beach at the property was white sand and clear water...seaweed was around but not abundant. We used a different beach at Caleton. The condo was incredible with four bedrooms (2 with 2 queens and 2 with Kings). Tons of space and screened porches. We never saw an insect at the condo! Every room was spotless. The TV in the living room could probably stand to be upgraded, but we watched very little TV during our trip. The condo offers 4 1/2 bathrooms and tons of space. My wife and I had plenty of privacy as the kids loved their own half of the condo! Selene showed up daily and washed towels, dishes, bedding, and cleaned. We didn't utilize her for cooking, etc. as our focus was on being at the beach/pool all day. She was fantastic and every towel and beach toy possible was provided. CapCana offers $3 cab service to any place within CapCana! We utilized their membership and the $3/ten minute ride and used the EdenRoc facilities at Caleton Beach every day. This resort is on par with some of the finest resorts we've ever seen. Pristine beach (think Siesta Key and Turks&Caicos clear), free towels, cabanas, etc. Enormous infinity pools at Eden Roc, cabana service for lunch/drinks, and a nice "pricey" restaurant on site. Service was top notch and the Podell's had our name on the list and we were treated as regulars. Summary: Make friends with a cab/mini van driver and call when needed (we used Clemente for every ride) Prepare for pricier meals on property, normal for resorts. Went to village for Italian at Mamma Luisa's, twice (top 5 Italian ever and half price of IL Cappuccino on site) U.S. Currency works fine, just know the conversion. Scape Park, just do ZipLine and head back to beach. -D&A , Ohio"
    Guest: Don S. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 4, 2016
    View listing
  • Now we have lived! Wedding Weekend 10/2015

    "I can not believe the weekend we had in Villa Castillo Del Mar! A month later now our wedding is still the talk of all of our friends and family! My wife and I had our wedding and we brought the wedding party and immediate family down to stay at the villa for the weekend of the wedding. Everyone that came with us was at awe from the moment they walked into the villa until the moment they left! I am going to break everything down by section so I can honestly illustrate the amazing time we all had there. The villa - Breathtaking, beautiful, discrete, private oasis, serenity, the best combination of beauty and peace, a true weekend getaway, heaven on earth, never want to leave and a host of other comments are what we heard the entire time there. The craftsmanship, the location (in front of private beach) the attention to the details in building of it, the accommodations (pool, spa, bar, rooms, etc) all are top of the line accommodations. The sheer magnitude of what you get when you stay in the villa is next to none and I am so happy that my wife and I decided to have our wedding weekend there. The villa staff - Peggy the villa property manager, Gabriele the overly accommodating concierge, and the other cooks, maids, bar tenders, waitresses and waiters all worked in harmony to provide us with an effortless and relaxing time. I was humbled by how kind, polite, sincere everyone who worked at the villa was that I wish we could go back ASAP and stay there again. I would go there just to be amongst them again and be treated as special as they treated us. The food - All I can say is "More Please"! Everything was so perfect and tasted delicious. The lobster, filet mignon, beverages, snacks and assorted breads and cheeses..only made me want more. My guests were full from the meals everytime they ate. The staff served us and catered to everytime we needed a refil or wanted more. Last but not least - Will my wife and I be back again...we are already planning for a five year reunion with the friends and family. Peggy, Gabriele and everyone...we will see you soon! Dr. James and Luz, Weeding weekend, 10/2015"
    Guest: James S. Date of Stay: October 2015 Review Submitted: November 23, 2015
    View listing
Sponsored Advertisement