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A Jewel on Cabarete Bay Beach (Oceanside) with Private Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 5-8)

Barely 25 minutes east of Puerto Plata International Airport, on the Dominican Republic’s north coast, nestled among swaying palms and directly on Cabarete Bay beach is the lovely gated community of Bahia de Arena. Within this safe and well maintained community is our home we affectionately refer to as the Jewel of the Bay- Joya de la Bahia!

You and your guests will love your stay in this authentic Dominican styled home. The main house has three air-conditioned bedrooms each with it's own en suite washroom, and each with it's own exit to small private terrace! For extra privacy there is a brand new Guest House that adds 1 more bedroom and private bath. Bright Spanish style décor and colors complete the interior of this charming home. Smell the ocean breezes from the

front verandah and take just a 60 second walk to the stunning Cabarete Bay beach!

Cool off in your very own private pool in our back yard.

Expect to be pampered with: Daily maid service (except on Sunday). Water and electricity 24 hours a day. Airport pick-up (US $35 on request). Information Session on arrival. We can arrange a cook or fill up your refrigerator!!. You can easily walk to all the restaurants and stores in Cabarete --- so a car is totally optional but can be arranged. Information and booking of tours. Restaurants. A gracious host to answer your every question.

From the moment Manuel, our security guard, has raised the gate to allow you entry you will marvel at the cleanliness and the well-maintained grounds of the small community of Bahia de Arena. Surrounded by palms and luxuriant tropical vegetation you will immediately begin to see why this very private enclave is such a desired location for vacationers from all over the world.

Step on to the boardwalk, just seconds from Joya de la Bahia, and you will be startled by the amazing beauty of Cabarete Bay Beach. Stroll along the seemingly never ending beach, or stop for a cocktail or a sumptuous meal at a number of ocean side restaurants. Along the way get your hair braided or for the more adventurous get a quick lesson in kite boarding or windsurfing. In just moments you will arrive at the quaint but bustling town of Cabarete where you will find unique shops and restaurants or just relax at an outdoor café and immerse yourself into the wonderful culture of this dynamic Dominican town.

For the nighthawks the beach strip comes alive with any number of ocean front discos tempting you to participate in the passionate beat of Salsa and Meringue.

Don’t just be a number at an impersonal all-inclusive hotel. Come, be yourself and experience a vacation that has something for everyone, all within the very close confines of your home- Joya de la Bahia!

Keywords: Villa and Guest House

More Details

Dan Reid
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, English only. I use Google translator for emails.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

About Dan Reid

Talking about myself has never been easy for me but let's give it a try. I left corporate life 12 years ago and have been self employed since with my vacation rentals. The above picture is me, my wife and youngest daughter on the beach in front of our villa in Cabarete. Love it here and spend as much time here as possible. I really think you will love it as well.

Dan Reid purchased this villa in 2007

Why Dan Reid chose Dominican Republic North Coast

I wish there was more room for pictures so I could actually show you. This property is unique with horse back riding on the beach out front. Local management will arrange mountain tours, diving tours or anything in between with pick up at the door.

What makes this villa unique

To me the private back yard pool and Tiki bar is the neatest. It's an easy 10 -12 minute walk along the beach to the village of Cabarete with dining, bars and shopping right on the beach. Walk in for dinner, drinks and dancing then take a late night cab home for only $5.00

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is not a review but is an apology on my part. I have been answering all VRBO requests within an hour's time, however my mistake was in answering them directly in email not through the VRBO system thus creating an incorrect "average response" time. Please be assured your requests are important to me and will be answered promptly. Dan
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • As of 12/2015 all bathrooms in the main house were totally renovated. New pictures are now in the main photo area of this site. Professional photos are on order and will be posted as soon as possible.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , New King Bedroom set as of 2/1/17
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Bedroom Set
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Bedroom Set
    Pool House - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master Bedroom has King Set, All other bedrooms are now Queen Size. There is also a Twin or Single Bed (1) in the Alcove off the Family room. Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private swimming pool, tiki bar, tropical gardens,


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

A Jewel on Cabarete Bay Beach (Oceanside) with Private Pool
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 21 reviews

Great family stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with our adult children and their friends in Cabarete. Eight of us stayed comfortably. The house was in a great location within walking distance of all that Cabarete has to offer. We were able to cook many meals as well as enjoy the good restaurants on the beach. The pool was nice after a day at the beach or just for relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house near the beach

  • 4 of 5

8 of us stayed in this beautiful house and loved it. Very nice that each bedroom accesses the yard . The casita was very private. Pool was perfect. Location for beach access was convenient. The kitchen does need to be better stocked with bowls, plates and glasses.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything went smoothly great location.

  • 5 of 5

Everything went smoothly only had one issue with the master bedroom air conditioning. In a slight mix-up with the chef we're under the impression that the chef with bring the food. But we were required to bring the food.

But the place itself was clean furnish the Wi-Fi worked without a problem. Also plenty of utensils and pots and pans to cook with.

I would stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location for Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The location of this property is amazing!! A short one-minute walk through the safe, family-oriented, gated community and you're on kite beach where you can watch dozens of kiteboarders out on the water. You can walk down via the beach about 15 minutes to the heart of Cabarete beach where you can get fresh mojitos and seafood on the sand or dance the night away. The actual house has a great layout for a family and includes a private guest house. My family spent a lot of time laying out by and pool and rocking on the rocking chairs in the front. Note that while the private pool is a great spot to layout it does back up to a busy street (beyond the tall, stone wall) so you do hear cars going by. The property is well-maintained, kitchen stocked, and the maid did a great job cleaning each day. The only issue that we ran into was the air conditioner for the master bedroom which broke on our third night in the house.

All of our interactions with the owner, management company, security, pool keeper, and maid were positive and we felt very well looked after during our stay. They can hep set you up with a taxi for any excursions as well as a local chef which we ended up booking for three delicious Dominican-style meals on Christmas day.

All in all this place was amazing, felt very private and safe, and was the perfect Caribbean getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Making old young again

  • 5 of 5

Sunshine, blue water, a nice pool and the ever present Mojito. It doesn't get any better. A short walk down the beach brings 9(?) beach front restaurants as options. Living on the

East coast, we would love to have these possibilities. A gated community with 24/7 security (I don't know why it's needed)a totally private pool, and a super tanning location over the pool house is just the for starters.. For a truly beautiful sight, a walk on Kite beach in the afternoon is a must for great pictures and brilliant colors

It was a great week that we are still talking about. Oh yes, one of the better French

restaurants you will find this side of France. Thanks for a great week, you can bet we will tell our friends and family about your home.

Terry & Sandy

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Break on the beach

  • 3 of 5

The location of this property almost bumps it up another star, however the house, while there was nothing terribly wrong with it, shows a lot of wear and had several "fixes" that are needed. The tile in all of the bathrooms except the pool house were cracked and falling off in spots. The shower in the front bedroom had drainage problems.

The stove had to be lit with a match and many of the lights were not working. One example of this was the lights in the pool that gave off a slight shock when you got near them, however did not give off light. The stairs to the rooftop deck were also falling apart.

That all being said we really did enjoy our time at the house. The location was amazing with just a couple minute walk to the beach. The pool was nice and deep for our adult children that were with us. We also loved the table in the pool for our drinks. The rooftop deck was awesome for evening meals as was the front porch. With a few updates and maintenance this house would be a five star rental property!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Not sure if this is my 2nd response or not...may have hit the wrong button. SORRY Anyway: thanks to "spring break" for their comments. I just came back from Cabarete and we did need some updating again. We currently have new stairs to the sun deck. Additionally we updated the electric circuit boxes with new wiring and new circuit boards. As I write my wife is picking out new tiles and all new fixtures for all 3 baths in the main house, contracts have been issued and work will start soon. Pictures of the stairs and electric boxes are being posted now, pictures of the baths will be posted as soon as completed. Our Thanks to all for your prior and hopefully future business.. Dan
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on the Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
16 Jan 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 18.0%

Daily (except Sunday & holiday) maid service is provided. Airport transportation can be arranged from Porta Plata (POP) is about 1/2 hour ride or $30.00 (US$) cab fare. New Washer/dryer combo has just been installed for your convenience.

Holiday dates (12/15 - 1/15) are rented weekly (7 days) at the rate of $2200.00 weekly. Please advise if any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Puerta Plata (POP)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many to Choose from
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

Out the back door to private pool and Tiki Bar or out the front door and on the beach in less than a minute. About a 10 minute walk along the beach takes you into the village of Cabarete with restaurants/bars, casinos and shopping right on the beach.


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