It was a dream come true. Celeste the owner of the Villa guided us before arrival at each and every step. The villa itself is right on the beach. it is like a paradise on the beach. The beach is a private beach and not many people are there most of the time, so practically you have the whole beach to yourself(of course depending on the season) The villa itself excellent with nice open rooms with views of the sea virtually from every where. I would definitely go back anytime to have good quality time with family.
Life was made even better by Arsenio the chef who owns a restaurant just around the corner. Excellent food and service. He made special accommodations for us as being vegetarian it is hard to find good food. Arsenio, a special shoot out to you, thanks for all you did for us.
Review will not be complete without the people who Celeste has there at the villa. Franklyn the driver was God send to take us around the area. An excellent gentleman, caring and loving. He really cares about the people that he is with and does everything in his power to make sure that you get what is needed. Also the maid Dorka who takes care of the villa was there every day and there was never a spot of dust anywhere. She keeps everything immaculate.
One more thing, villa and surroundings are guarded by armed security guards 24 hours a day. That was a big plus as I had some concerns about going to Dominican Republic with family for the first time.
Great place to get away from it all in a quiet community with an oceanside restaurant 200 meters walk away. House is well appointed, comfortable; rooms are well spaced out over the property so privacy is still possible, even with a large family (incl. teenagers).
Staff are great, from management who ensure everything is taken cafe of, supplies easily available, great driver, maid and cook, with friendly security.
A fantastic March Break for our family
Our family visited Villa Celeste at Hideaway Beach very near Cabarete, Dominican Republic, this past week.
We had the most relaxing, personally tuned and cared for vacation of our lives.
We were transported professionally to Villa Celeste, greeted by Familia Security, the local reastauranteurs, groundskeepers, and friends of the family. We felt like family to these local people and their community.
Each day we found new adventures:
Our sons found great daily surf conditions 4 – 10 foot.
We rode horses on many days of our vacation. Beautiful horses reside at the Seahorse ranch a few minutes away from home. The horse rides are fun and well overseen by experts.
We visited many local places of interest with Franklin: our driver, guide, and friend. “Just to be perfectly clear, we are 150%” going to find fun for your family.
Dorka and her helpers take care of all household needs from 9-5 including breakfast and lunch: American and/or Dominican style. They are sweet, respectful and one can trust that each item will be in its same place after meticulous cleaning has happened.
Familia takes care of the security and grounds with a keen eye. There is is a serene local beach with a local family atmosphere.
The home, Villa Celeste, remains a piece of local beauty. ~ 6,000 square feet with a King upper and lower Master Suite, with 3 other bedrooms, each with its own refrigerator, TV, and A/C. The vestibule, porches, terraces, pool, and all the grounds are impeccable.
The beach, surf, local restaurant, and family atmosphere are great.
The family of helpers at the Villa Celeste remain the crown jewel of this vacation.
We can’t wait to come back home to the Dominican Republic, Franklin, and Villa Celeste!