We came across this villa in our search for a 4-bedroom property for a three day bachelor weekend with friends. There are many two- and three-bedroom villas in the area but far fewer when you’re looking for properties with more rooms. One of my initial concerns when booking the reservation was that the pictures posted were too good to be true; especially when compared to other properties listed in the area. Suffice it to say as we drove past the compounds main gates, our fears were put to rest. This is a beautiful villa and the photos do it justice. The driveway leading up to the house is an immaculately kept lawn, giving the feeling that you’re driving on a putting green and adding to the feeling of being in paradise. The villa itself is well spaced and provides ample room. The bedrooms all have their own A/C and full bathrooms. The backyard has multiple lounge areas, a perfect size pool and outdoor shower, which I love when on the islands. The kitchen is large and full of new appliances. On top of that, we had daily house cleaning that keep the place feeling new and clean every day, much like a hotel would have daily housekeeping. One recommendation I would make for future visitors is to rent a car. We ended up renting one after reading a prior reviewer mention how useful a rental was. It is. Especially given how the property is located between town centers of Sosua and Cabarete (though closer to Sosua).
So yes, a great property whose online photos live up to themselves and an overall great location. That said, I would be at fault if I didn’t also mention the amazing service and professionalism of Oxana, our property manager and reservation point person. From the initial inquiry and reservation through the time of our stay, she and her team were always ready to assist with anything. From seeing if we needed transportation or directions from the airport to fixing any mishaps. Case and point, we looked ourselves out of one the bedrooms the first night. I reached out to Oxana and within minutes someone was at the house unlocking the door. You couldn’t get better service at a hotel. Moreover, she speaks/writes fluent English so there was never any worry of misunderstanding or confusion. I would recommend her and any of her other properties for perspective vacationers. And the fact she’s a tad short of being straight up gorgeous doesn’t hurt. Sorry couldn’t help myself.
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