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Eldis & Harvey Steele,Owners-Casa Azul-Cabarete,DR

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian

HGTV FEATURED Modern Home!Near Downtown,on Beach,Rooftop Bar,Jacuzzi,Ocean Views

23 Reviews
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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Dominican Republic North Coast - Casa Azul-Featured on HGTV!

5 Bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 10.

Our gorgeous home just completed filming for an HGTV episode that will air December 2014! It was purchased in 2010 & received a modern renovation in 2012, with daily maintenance.

**It features an 1,100 square foot roof terrace-a one of a kind-sporting an 8 person spa, full bathroom w/shower, stone bar, outdoor dining room, Argentinian BBQ grill & custom sun beds w/180 degree ocean views.

**The top floor of this home boasts three large suites all w/ comfy queen sized beds, modern baths & large closets. The two larger suites also have large terraces w/generous ocean views.

***The ground floor has a new kitchen featuring white granite & stainless steel appliances, new half bath, dining room, family room, a bedroom w/2 adult extra large bunk beds & it's own full bath & a modern media room that converts to a bonus bedroom (long sofa& ottoman form a king sized bed).

**Flooring is stone & all ground floor furniture is custom made ebony stained mahogany. The home also has Bluray/DVD, cable/internet, a portico, laundry room & an inverter and battery system to serve as a back up power system.

**Casa Azul, part of the Villas Paraiso community, is a stunning villa having just undergone a massive 10 month renovation - it is is a new house offering very high levels of fit and finish.

**The community of Villas Paraiso is truly a one of a kind in Cabarete. This complex holds 4 gated million dollar homes on one large oceanfront lot. Each home is individually owned, but the entire community is under the careful watch of the friendly full time security guards for added protection.

**The complex faces a gorgeous beach that is wide & deep perfect for swimming, surfing or just relaxing.

**Casa Azul offers it's guests CONCIERGE SERVICE through our property manager where we can set up in house massages, in home chefs, horseback riding, adventure tours, taxi service, airport transfers, etc. at your convenience AND at a discount to tourist rates! We also offer our guests the ability to have their food shopping done for them in advance of their arrival, so they can just hit the beach and relax.

**The owners are very experienced and have an extensive knowledge of the area, as well as the remainder of the country & welcome any questions about this villa and the amazing island it's on.

**The house manager speaks: English, Spanish & German.

The owner speaks: English, Spanish & Italian.

**Villas Paraiso is by far the closest group of beachfront homes to downtown Cabarete restaurant,bars & shops at roughly 1.4 miles. We are extremely close to several popular condominium resorts w/restaurants (Cabarete East, The Victorian, Orilla Del Mar) and next door to one the very best restaurants in town - Embocca- specializing in authentic nouveaux & traditional Spanish cuisine.

**In addition to being located near Cabarete, this villa is only 6 miles from the neighboring town of Sosua offering additional nightlife options and fantastic food choices as well sightseeing tours, diving, banana boats, snorkeling boats,etc. And for the even more adventurous, the major city of Puerto Plata is only 30 miles from this villa offering even more city attractions and activities like golf, Ocean World Park, the famous Brugal Rum factory and the city's best high end marina.

**Come and experience the best side of the Dominican Republic offering the perfect balance of relaxation and fun!

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Casa Azul, part of the Villas Paraiso community, is a stunning villa having just undergone a massive 10 month renovation - it is is a new house offering very high levels of fit and finish.

The communty of Villas Paraiso is truly a one of a kind in Cabarete. This complex holds 4 gated million dollar homes on one large oceanfront lot. Each home is individually owned, but the entire community is under the careful watch of the friendly full time security guards for added protection. The complex faces a gorgeous beach that is wide & deep perfect for swimming, surfing or just relaxing.

**Casa Azul offers it's guests a concierge service through our property manager where we can set up in house massages, in home chefs, horseback riding, adventure tours, taxi service, airport transfers, etc. at your convenience & at a discount to tourist rates. We also offer our guests the ability to have their food shopping done for them in advance of their arrival, so they can just hit the beach and relax. The owners are very experienced and have an extensive knowledge of the area, as well as the remainder of the country & welcome any questions about this villa and the amazing island it's on.

**The house manager speaks: English, Spanish & German.

The owner speaks: English, Spanish & Italian.

**Villas Paraiso is by far the closest group of beachfront homes to downtown Cabarete restaurant,bars & shops at roughly 1.4 miles. We are exrtremely close to several popular condominium resorts w/restaurants (Cabarete East, The Victorian, Orilla Del Mar) and next door to one the very best restaurants in town - Embocca- specializing in authentic nouveaux & traditional Spanish cusine.

**In addition to being located near Cabarete, this villa is only 6 miles from the neighboring town of Sosua offering additional nightlife options and fantastic food choices as well sightseeing tours, diving, banana boats, snorkeling boats,etc. And for the even more adventurous, the major city of Puerto Plata is only 30 miles from this villa offering even more city attractions and activities like golf, Ocean World Park, the famous Brugal Rum factory and the city's best high end marina.

Come and experience the best side of the Dominican Republic offering the perfect balance of relaxation and fun!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Eldis & Harvey Steele,Owners-Casa Azul-Cabarete,DR (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian

About Eldis & Harvey Steele,Owners-Casa Azul-Cabarete,DR

Thanks for checking out our listing! My husband and I bought this property when we lived in Chicago so that we could have an awesome winter getaway and to be able to visit my family more often that are from the Dominican Republic! Now we live in Florida and we want to share our home with you so that you can make this YOUR winter getaway too :-) Enjoy!

Eldis & Harvey Steele,Owners-Casa Azul-Cabarete,DR purchased this villa in 2010

Why Eldis & Harvey Steele,Owners-Casa Azul-Cabarete,DR chose Dominican Republic North Coast

We offer are a clean, modern, up-kept property that underwent a major top to bottom renovation in 2012! It is full of great amenities, sits right on the beach AND we always offer it at a great price!

-We also add value by devoting our time to our guests, to help them with everything from vacation planning, coordinating tourist activities, chef set up, transportation planning, air travel and much more!

-We are extremely familiar with the area as my family is from there and we visit often and are able to get great pricing outside the villa which we pass on to you, our clients!

What makes this villa unique

-Discounted Pricing on a high caliber property!

-Discounted Pricing on tourist activities/packages!

-Complimentary Concierge Services!

-Devoted Staff during your stay!

Guestbook comments from the owner

For CUSTOMER REVIEWS & FEEDBACK, go to:





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Owners of Casa Azul in Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Jun 2012
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Reviews

4.7
based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

HGTV FEATURED Modern Home!Near Downtown,on Beach,Rooftop Bar,Jacuzzi,Ocean Views
average rating of 4.695652 based on 24 reviews
5

Amazing rooftop, clean, beautiful beach steps away

  • 5 of 5

I've rented vacation homes in Virginia Beach before, and stayed in Airbnb's around the world, and I have to say this house was one of the nicest places I've stayed in! The house was spotless and clean, which is always a main concern for me at hotels and rentals. Usually you can notice the wear and tear at even the best hotels, but everything in the house not only looked new, also had great design.

The house was huge and offered lots of amenities, but it had something most places don't, a private rooftop deck big enough for entertaining! The rooftop deck had everything including a jacuzzi with views of the ocean, a bathroom and bar, a brick BBQ grill, a full dining room table overlooking palm trees, and lounge chairs / beds for star gazing. We saw over 20 shooting stars in one night! The rooftop deck was so great that we spent more time there than on the actual beach, which is only steps away.

As far as the rest of the house, the kitchen had all the amenities of a modern home, there are 3 main bedrooms, two have have balconies with views of the ocean and all had well lit bathrooms with natural sunlight and views of palm trees. Yes the DR is a tropical paradise! They had TVs everywhere but I'm not sure why you'd want to watch TV in this paradise, so they should get rid of those. Also the walls are made of solid concrete or something, so there's a lot of privacy in the bedrooms with you're traveling with a large group. Though what you gain from noise insulation you lose with a little weaker wifi signal on the top floor, but that's no problem because the wifi works perfect on the first floor.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words- we are pleased you enjoyed your stay! We pride ourselves on offering our guests a beautiful home at a great price! We are glad you took advantage of all that the rooftop has to offer - its one of our favorite features of the home, as well as being on the beach and also being so close to the downtown restaurant & bar scene! The wifi signal works great on the 1st floor with really fast speeds, but it does have a hard time making it to the rooftop. We tried installing a wifi extender and it doesn't help, but that just means you have less distractions and can enjoy your company and surroundings that much more :-) We hope you take advantage of our returning guest discount and come see us again soon! Proud Owners, Casa Azul
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5

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed the stay at Caza Azul. So many pros with this property.

- house is gorgeous

- beachfront

- enough plates/cups/ cookware for everyone

- Cleaning lady was very nice

- Did not have to turn on the light for shower. The water came out nice and warm

- extra bath towels

- We noticed when leaving there were games (playing cards and such) in some of the cabinets and drawers. Would've have been nice to have notified.

- the accommodation for the massage and horse ride was great

And of course Eldis made this booking the easiest thing I had to do. She always responded in a timely fashion and was very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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30th Birthday Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Eldis was really great at communicating to us and getting our airport transfers organized before we arrived! We got picked up by the house manager, Danny and he drove us to the house. We had someone that spoke fluent spanish and that def came in handy! Some people speak English but it is very broken and hard to understand sometimes. When we arrived there was a security guard who was carrying a weapon (Don't be alarmed - a lot of people in that area carry weapons) He was very kind and let us in. You can tell that the property is getting more secure because they are building higher up around the existing fencing.

When we arrived the maid was already there and Danny introduced us and showed us around the house and how to work everything. Some things to be aware of ...

- The Hot tub is a fantastic feature and was so nice to relax in after a long day of doing nothing haha but just be careful touching the railings because you will get shocked! There must be some electrical running through the wood and because the hot tub is plugged in it caused some shocking. - One of the AC units stopped working two days into the trip but we just called Danny and he came over to help us. It does get a little stuffy but the fans work great! -Take showers at different times and you will all have hot water. If everyone try to at once you won't get very much water pressure or hot water. They provide you with a safe in one of the bedrooms with a separate key. I would highly recommend using this! All passports, jewelry, all of your loose money and anything else you have that is of value.

The maid did a great job but she does stay there all day long when she comes to clean. Just a heads up. I would also lock the doors every time you leave the property even if you are headed to the beach. We also got the chef to cook for us one day. He did breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was $110 to hire him. But, keep in mind you have to buy the groceries of the meals and it ended up being about $300 in groceries and then a $100 tip so total a little over $500. It was delicious but we could of cooked for cheaper (which we did ALOT of)

There is a bar called Martinis that is about a 20 minute walk if you go left on the beach that we went to a lot. They were great! Also, if you want to go into town call Danny and he will take you :) He was so nice about that! Or you can try hopping on a MotoConcho It was a lot of fun but hold on! OVERALL IT WAS GREAT TRIP! House was perfect for what we wanted.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sarah & thanks for submitting a review. We are glad you enjoyed our home, services, property and staff - we aim to please! Our house manager, Danny, is there to insure that our guests are well taken care of and in the unlikely event that an issue does arise, he addresses it immediately to minimize any inconvenience to our guests. We are delighted to hear this was your experience also. As you know, he has already addressed the hot tub and ac so everything is working great and ready for our next guests! Our maid schedule can be modified upon request otherwise she comes in every other day, cleans thoroughly inside & afterwards works outside the home so as to not disturb our guests. Regarding the chef, although your tip was incredibly generous, we inform all guests that a normal tip is 15%-20% of the cost of the service, any service and so there is no need to tip anyone their full service fee again. Nevertheless, we are sure he was extremely appreciative. As a reminder, grocery costs vary depending on the client's menu selection for 3 meals & with # of people eating and of course the client's budget. Incidentally, Martinis is one of our favorites as well! In addition to being walking distance from our home on the beach & offering great food & drinks, they also have a great pool for customers to use. We are so pleased that you found our lovely home to be perfect for your husband's birthday celebration and we thank you for sharing your experiences with us! We hope to have your group over again and please be sure to take advantage of our returning guest discount :-) Proud Owners-Casa Azul
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5

Great adventures in the DR

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and two kids, 8 and 10, had a great vacation at Casa Azul. Very helpful staff. As cool in real life as the pictures depict. The hot tub was a satisfying end to each adventurous day. We scheduled a beach-side horseback ride and were greeted right at Casa Azul to start the trip.Waterfall exploring and snorkeling just a shore drive away. The place was very well appointed and really well laid out. Hope to come back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI David! Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased to hear that the whole family had a great time! As the owners of Casa Azul, we pride ourselves in making sure the house we offer our guests looks just like the photos we post online and we are glad to know that you experienced just that! It sounds like everyone enjoyed the house, its location and local attractions as much as we do when we visit. We look forward to having your family over again and please be sure to take advantage of our returning guest discount :-) Proud Owners of Casa Azul
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5

casa tranquila

  • 5 of 5

I had a great time !! Very relaxing , spent every morning on the private

beach . The house is everything you described , beautiful place and all the

staff was excellent and very helpful .. I will definitely stay again . This

time with family , my Mom would love it !! Thank you for sharing your home

Karl

PS : beautiful country , very friendly people

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Karl and thank you for submitting a review. We are delighted that you had a wonderful vacation with us and found everything exactly as we described and as you saw from our photos on this website - from our terrific property, to our amazing beach, to our phenomenal staff- and all at a great price!! We look forward to welcoming you and your mother anytime! Proud Owners-Casa Azul
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Lovely property and great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at Casa Azul 3 years ago with family and were delighted to come back again. This time we brought friends so we could share this great location with them. It was just the way we remembered it: warm, sunny, ocean-y and the house was just as lovely.

The house is great: clean, spacious, nicely furnished and it had everything we needed. The listing photos are very accurate. This is a perfect place to hang out with friends or family. We spent a lot of time up on the roof top terrace enjoying the ocean, the spa, the bar, etc. The owners were great to work with and it was nice that the property manager is right next door to answer any questions. We can’t wait to go back again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elizabeth, thank you for taking time to submit this review. We were happy you came to see us again and that you had another great experience with us!! It is a tremendous benefit to have the house manager, Danny, just down the street as he always helps our guests with taxi arrangements, concierge services and provides villa assistance. He is a terrific resource and all our guests love him and our housekeeper Suni! We are glad to hear that everyone in your party had a great time and you found everything to your liking as you had before - perhaps we will see you on a 3rd visit?! We hope so :-) Proud Owners-Casa Azul
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Location

Car: not necessary

Cabarete is a gorgeous beach town that is vibrant and full of activity (Kite Surfing World Championships,etc.) At less than 1.2 miles due east of the heart of downtown Cabarete, this villa is far away enough to provide you the ultimate in rest and relaxation, but close enough to get you to the action in a hurry!

Downtown you will find beachfront bars & restaurants as well as countless shops selling everything from local goods to familiar favorites.

In addition, there are many activities available through the vendors downtown such as moped/car rentals, waterfall hopping, nearby sightseeing tours and much more.

Cabarete has 3 local grocery stores providing full access to local goods and necessary staples that will allow you to cook, eat and drink as desired.

At only 3/4 of a mile from the villa, there is also a Casino undergoing renovations.

Casa Azul is located in Villas Paraiso-a gated community of 4 single family million dollar homes with round the clock security guards watching the properties 24/7/365.

Casa Azul is located only 12 miles east of the major airport-Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP) and is only 6 miles from the more residential town of Sosua offering further eating, drinking and sightseeing options.

Cabarete is a unique opportunity to visit a real town with friendly locals and foreigners alike, providing access to the local culture and cuisine - so much more exciting than being restricted to the property of an all inclusive resort-Enjoy!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cabarete, Dominican Republic North Coast

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Off Peak
4 Apr 2016 - 17 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£360
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£180
£1,259
 
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18 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£520
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£260
£1,819
 
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16 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,599
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £381
Tax Rate 5.0%

*No required gratuity for staff-pls tip accordingly
*$25fee/person/day for every guest after the 6th
*Discounts for multiple week rentals
*We have a ZERO tolerance no non-registered guest policy for protection of our guests,our villa & our community.Any violation may result in forfeiture of the renter's security deposit & the contract becomes void & renters escorted out permanently.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Dominican Republic North Coast, Dominican Republic

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On the Third floor (roof)
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Hallway Bathroom-1st Floor
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Converts to King Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Built In Extra Long Bunk Beds
  • There are 3 large suites with full baths and large closets, they all have queen beds. There is a smaller bedroom on the first floor with 2 adult sized bunk beds and a full bath. The media room has a long sofa and wide ottoman that convert to form a king size sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
-We will provide a discount for long term renters(over 1 week) -Please contact us directly for any additional information -Smoking is not allowed inside of the home, you may smoke on any of of the terraces if you like.

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