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Villa Barkel, Panoramic view of Playa Rincon Bay

Bedrooms 7
Separate WCs1
Space 4,251 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

7 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2 half bathroom, sleeps 14 people

Villa Barkel is located in a tropical paradise with sandy beaches and turquoise sea. It is a beautiful and spacious oceanfront villa, directly on the sea, surrounded by coconut trees and tropical flowers. The villa has a swimming pool between the house and the beach, to enjoy lonely time with a wonderful view above the Bay of Rincon. The villa is fully equipped, with a practical kitchen and several terraces, each with a panoramic view, to offer intimate moments to the various guests of the house. Ideal for a relaxing holiday with family, friends or couples, the house sleeps 14 people. Each room can enjoy the ocean view, because the sea is all around! The environment of pristine beaches and rural areas, is the framework gives life to a small fishing village (Las Galeras), surrounded by simplicity that offers tranquility and the way to enjoy the tropical nature. Any activities, excursions or other fun, is attached to what you can see or do in this wild nature.

Property Manager
Yocasty Artiles
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

About Yocasty Artiles

I am a manager of the villa. I love Las Galeras of Samana village. I want to show you our Tropical Paradise, with fisher and farmer people, friendly and simple.

We give you our best to make your dreams come true.

I like positive people...

Why Yocasty Artiles chose Las Galeras

This villa give you the gateway into the Caribbean.

What makes this villa unique

Beautiful location, natural and semi private beach, the staff is for realize all your wishes...

Guestbook comments from the manager

quiero aprovechar esta oportunidad para agradecerte las atenciones tuyas y de las personas que contribuyeron a hacer de nuestra estadía una muy feliz. Mi familia entera quedo encantada con el lugar, la villa y las personas que nos hicieron sentir como en casa, te agradesco y te pido que extiendas my agradecimiento a todos.
Nov 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Las Galeras on the Samaná Province

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4251 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Second floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Second floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Second floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Just Shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Second floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
  • All the rooms have a view on the Bay of Rincon.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(15 traveller reviews)

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Villa Barkel, Panoramic view of Playa Rincon Bay
average rating of 4.733333 based on 16 reviews

remote paradise

  • 4 of 5

Definitely remote and off the beaten path but worth the extra effort to get there. We loved our stay there. Absolutely loved it. There's not much to do but relax, soak up the sun, and enjoy the breathtaking peaceful paradise. The house is rustic, but clean. No AC but for the most part, lots of open air flow to the house. Some nights got pretty warm if the breeze was blowing.

Yocasty was great about being attentive to our needs. The only thing we would have done differently was be more clear on how the good/maid service worked but that was more a reflection of language barrier. We are English speaking only with a scant amount of Spanish language skills. It would be highly beneficial if you speak Spanish.

The views are amazing. The beach is pristine and we had it to ourselves for the first few days. There is one house immediately behind Villa Barkel that doesn't show up in the pics and a couple more a few hundred meters away but for the most part, the setting is private.

The water was warm and pleasant. The sound of the waves can be heard easily from the house. We would return.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Es un paraíso!! Quedamos enamorados de Villa Barkel

  • 5 of 5

La casa es exactamente como en las fotos. La vista es un sueño. La playa con oleaje para nadadores súper divertida. Las atenciones del personal espectaculares, son súper serviciales.

La host también, súper atenta a nuestra estadía y a que todo estuviera en orden.

100% recomendada.

El camino para llegar debe ser en un vehículo alto.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Life changing experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at villa Barkel has made us rethink about the notion of resort vacation. The property is a dream come true and the service is out of this world. The manager was always available to answer our questions and concerns. The food was AMAZING! The staff on site was were very polite and always had a smile on their face which further solidifies our decision in returning as soon as possible. I would recommend this property to everyone with my eyes closed.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many, many thanks. You make us happy. And help us to continue doing much better. You are welcome any time. All my best wishes. Yocasty and staff
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EXCELLENT Home, Views & Service

  • 5 of 5

This was my third visit to this villa and it gets better if anything; first two times with friends, this time with family only. The pictures speak for themselves regarding the place - unparalleled tranquility, peaceful state of mind, and private. The villa is ready for any crowd, its accommodating from all angles - spacious bedrooms, huge common areas. And I have no words to describe the staff and manager. I can feel the staff are not there to just work, they truly enjoy welcoming people, making them feel right at home and as special as possible. Nothing is impossible for them, they will accommodate or find whatever it is you need or want. I'm personally crazy with fruits, and the guy made it his personal task to bring me fruits every morning I was there at no extra cost and without me asking. Yocasti is an excellent property manager, she knows every corner of Samana, anything and everything you want to experience she has access to or at least knows someone. My first two visits were about exploring Samana, going to Cayo Levantao, El Salto del Limon, Las Terrenas, other beaches and Yocasti went out of her way to rsvp all these trips for us. The last trip was about relaxation and quality time with the family, and Yocasti and staff went above and beyond even bringing the massages we wanted to the villa. In all, Yocasti is extremely knowledge, both she and her staff are very professional and very much loving and humble people. I look forward to going back very soon already. Just feels like my personal second home in the country!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many, many thanks. You give us energy to continue doing better. All our best wishes, Yocasty & staff
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Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

This location is what people spend their lives dreaming of. The views are beyond words. The private beaches are better than Playa Rincon. We had more than enough space even though we had the max number of guests. It's so many spots in the house to relax, you're never on top of each other. We will definitely be going back.

With it being so remote the internet is not that reliable. So if you have important things to do that requires internet, keep that in mind.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredibly beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This property has everything except the food. You will never want to leave!! Talk about relaxing and completely disconnecting from the world. You are out in the middle of no where. The views are spectacular from any and every view of the house!! Like many other reviews, the drive into the area is rough so definitely consider an SUV or an off-road vehicle. Other good tip, bring your own groceries!! Stop at the supermarket in Samana BEFORE heading towards the house. If you're not familiar with the area, it can be a bit of a drive so save yourself the trips and stock up on groceries prior to arriving at the house. There is NO air conditioning in this house, so pack light. Besides, you'll be at the beach and the pool all day so you won't really need much. There is a nice breeze during the day, but at night it can get really hot, however the rooms do have ceiling fans so you'll be ok. Being that this house is in such a REMOTE location, there will be bugs... LOTS of bugs in all shapes, sizes, colors, flying buys, crawling bugs. Being Dominicans, we're used to them, but for foreigners, be warned! The beaches nearby are out of this world gorgeous!!!! Strongly recommend you drive over to Playa Rincon. Talk about one of the most stunning untouched beaches ever. The locals are amazing!! Coco frio (Fresh coconut water), fresh fish, fresh lobster, fresh everything! Take a boat ride up the river and dive right in to cool off!

With that being said, major kudos and thanks to Yocasty for her excellent communication prior to the trip and for warmly welcoming us to the house. She made our vacation more enjoyable. We had 2 major issues which she addressed and resolved to our liking! So once again, thank you Yocasty!! To the property staff, Gerardo, Lizania, Yamiris, Raul and others, thank you!! They were very attentive and helped with everything including a small wedding that we had at the house.

In closing, this house has it all. If you want to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle, this is the place for you. Bring the sunblock, bathing suits, shorts and flip flops and leave everything else behind! If I could live in this house, I 100% would!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
El Catey Samana AZS
Nearest Barpub
20 Kilometres
Las Galeras
Nearest Motorway
290 Kilometres
Highway Samana - Santo Domingo
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Rincon Rubi
Nearest Beach
70 Metres
Playa Colorado
Car: necessary

Getting to the villa may seem quite an adventure, for which a jeep or a van might be more appropriate ... but then the charm and beauty of the place is indeed the right reward!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on the Las Galeras, Dominican Republic

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231.75

Discount depending on length of stay. Rates are depending of the number of person.
Free 1 child under 8 years old.
Additional person $20 per night.
Internet wifi limited 10GB, when is finish the client need to pay for $20 for 10 GB more

Security deposit requested of $300.
Down payment / Deposit requested of 50 % and the balance one week before arrive.
Owner not present on location.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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