The White House with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms is a spacious and comfortably appointed single-storey staffed villa in the Caribbean style, with white-painted mahogany louvred windows, cathedral ceilings and cool terrazzo marble floors. The villa is situated within the most prestigious gated community on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, a 15-minute drive from Puerto Plata (POP) International Airport.
The White House is a very comfortable vacation villa, recently completely refurbished & redecorated to include 4.5 new bathrooms & upgraded kitchen. It is tastefully furnished in a contemporary style with a mix of imported & local furniture, upholstered with cotton slipcovers in neutral shades of cream, khaki & beige. The house is painted white throughout, making it very light. Carefully selected pictures, local maps, baskets of shells, hurricane lamps & fresh cut flowers complete the smart beach house feel.
The house is designed to take full advantage of its tropical setting in the midst of a mature Caribbean garden. 8 louvered doors completely open up the large sitting room to the wrap-around terrace, which is attractively furnished for outdoor living with rattan sofas, armchairs & rocking chairs. The dining table is located at one end, with a door leading directly into the kitchen. There is a brick barbeque on the lawn adjacent to the terrace.
The pool is large, and a free form shape, with sun loungers & other pool furniture on the surrounding terrace. Natural shade is supplied by numerous palms. There is an outdoor shower & a pool bathroom, with loo & basin. The garden features an attractive variety of indigenous plants, including banana, papaya & orange trees, birds of paradise, jasmine, bougainvillea and frangipani. There are large areas of lawn too, with plenty of private corners for reading/taking a siesta.
The garden is completely private and has path giving direct access to the beach walkway. Sea Horse Ranch has 4 private beaches, and 2 wonderful ocean front swimming pools, with cave & waterfall. All these are a 5-minute walk from the White House.
The property has 5 bedrooms & 4.5 bathrooms - located in 2 'wings' on either side of the spacious sitting room, thus making it ideal for groups of friends, or 2 families; giving a good degree of privacy to everyone. The 2 double bedrooms have Jacuzzi-style baths, plus separate walk-in showers, with the 2 twin bedded rooms having their own bathrooms with shower.
A small twin-bedded room interconnects with a master bedroom, and shares the bathroom (making a family-suite). The 4 large bedrooms have an extra bed or sofa bed enabling the property to comfortably sleep 8 adults with 4 - 6 children/infants (sharing family bedrooms + twin-bedded room). 4 of the 5 bedrooms have air-conditioning, all have fans. Bed linen is high thread count 100% cotton or linen. Similarly, quality towels for the beach & bath are supplied.
The country-style kitchen. with white painted units & natural poplar worktops, is of ample size to cater for up to 12 guests with all the usual appliances, including gas oven with 4 burners, fridge freezer, microwave oven, dish-washer and good-quality white Italian china & glassware.
The White House has cable TV in sitting room, as well as wifi broadband internet connection.