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Daniel Waknine

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch

Romantic villa with private pool and jacuzzi in a tropical garden.

9 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Perla Marina - Casa Cornucopia

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa to sleep 8 in a quiet community

Our quiet and romantic villa is situated in a beautiful tropical garden with many fruit trees, such as coconut, banana, orange and mango. Imagine yourself waking up in the morning taking a fresh dip in the pool, before having fresh coconut juice out of the coco itself. Or you can enjoy your coconut with some rum in the Jacuzzi at night while watching the stars.

The villa has three bed rooms. Each bed room has an “en suite” bath room with a luxurious shower (with side jets) and all bed rooms have a queen size double bed. If you are travelling with small children, we have a baby cot and a small Winnie the Pooh bed available if needed. All rooms have air conditioning.

The villa has cable TV and WiFi internet. If you like you can check your e-mail on your sun bed in the garden or you can watch many European and US channels on the 40' flat screen LCD TV.

The kitchen is luxurious with an 'American' French door refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and espresso machine.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Daniel Waknine (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch

About Daniel Waknine

I am Dutch, married to a Dominican woman. We live in The Netherlands together with our two small children.

Whenever we can we try to spend some weeks in our villa. In the mean time we rent it out, and as a result providing a source of income for several local families.

Daniel Waknine purchased this villa in 2007

Why Daniel Waknine chose Dominican Republic

We fell immediately in love with the garden. We needed to do extensive work to make it up to standards for European and American holiday makers, but the result was even better than imagined.

Now with the big swimming pool and the huge jacuzzi this is a dream come true.

What makes this villa unique

It is quiet and very secure, but very close to the bustling towns of Cabarete and Sosua.

The garden with the big pool and giant jacuzzi make it all perfect for a tropical holiday.

The 4x4 Pick up truck is amazing to drive and the LPG makes it very affordable as well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your review. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope we will see you again soon. Did you know that we have a nice jacuzzi in the garden next to the pool now?
Jul 2009
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Reviews

4.8
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Romantic villa with private pool and jacuzzi in a tropical garden.
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 11 reviews
4

Nice and private yet romantic!

  • 4 of 5

What more could you ask for in a villa? Nothing at all it's all there for you.

The coolest thing was renting the villa and the truck in one package.

They(staff) pick you up from the airport and sort you out within the hour.

The villa is neat and clean and convenient to everything you are interested

in doing on your vacation. I stayed with my fiancée and we got a chance

to get closer than we ever got. We woke up to a beautiful setting and would

swim a few hrs a day. The kitchen is large enough to prepare romantic dinners.

We went out a lot but when we just wanted to stay in and relax we watched

movies on the huge flat screen tv and listened/danced to music on our computers. We are definitely getting married and this villa and it's setting

plays a part in it as well. Thank You so much for a great place to stay and play!!!

We look forward to staying again soon. Oh yes Julian took me to the airport at the end of my stay. I had no problems and it made my planning less of a problem. Thank You. Less Stress means everything!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Philadelphia
5

My romantic birthday vacation.

  • 5 of 5

I can only say that I enjoyed everything about the villa and it's location. It felt more like home than a rental property. Daniel and his staff were very accommodating and professional in resovlving any issues. Though mines were a bit minuscule in retrospect; they were addressed promptly. (I misunderstood gas for gasoline and needed access to the clothes washer) So obviously I opted in and rented the vehicle also. It's realible and runs well; it's large and feels secure. I ventured to Santo Domingo for a weekend to celebrate my birthday, as well as Juan dolio beach, Santiago and. Imbert. The jacuzzi was my favorite and I used it as much as I could. The TV is bigger than it appears in the photo and has a decent picture.To sum it up, I enjoyed my 12 day stay. I would recommend it to a friend. I have visited The Domincan Republic about 15-20 times prior and this one is memorable too. Hopefully I can make it back soon than later.

-El Barba

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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5

Villa set in stunning & peaceful tropical location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this Villa on two ocassions now both in Febraury 2010 and we returned again for our second stay in January 2013. That says it all really!!

This is a real gem of a place and represents excellent value for money. The villa is very clean and comfortable, spacious and well equipped, with everything you will need, including WIFI. The villa is set in its own tropical garden, with a good sized pool and seperate jacuzzi. It is completly private and is so peaceful and being in a gated community it is very safe!

We enjoyed many lazy days and evenings enjoying the pool and garden and enjoyed seeing the tropical wildlife the garden attracts such as the brightly coloured butterflys, humming birds, lizards, frogs etc

The villa is a short walk away from the beach and there you can find a beach bar/restaurant spa style retreat, where we enjoyed a few quiet relaxing drinks on an evening, listening to the sound of the waves on the beach.

There is a little corner shop 2 minutes walk from the villa selling milk, coffee, sugar, beer, bread etc and there are bigger supermarkets in the resorts.

To venture further a field you can easily drive in or make a short taxi ride to Cabarete or Sousse, as the villa is between the two resorts where you can access a wide range of tourist facilities and night life.

Finally the Villa's host Julian (the owner's father in law) and his family gave us a warm welcome and are so helpful.They will do all they can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Daniel, the owner of the villa, is a pleasure to deal with before and after booking with him. He explains everything easily and is keen to make sure that you have a great stay in his Villa.

This Villa caters well for those who want to be completely self sufficient and also for those that would like additional services provided such as cooking, cleaning, personal driver to take you out on day trips etc Just let Daniel know in advance as to exactly what you are looking for and he will make sure that is what you get.

The Villa is ideal for all age groups, couple's and families.

Thankyou Daniel, Julian and family for letting us stay in your lovely family Villa and we hope to come back again soon :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
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Very nice villa

  • 5 of 5

We spent one week in this villa in Perla Marina between Sosua and Cabarete and we had a great time with all confort needed. Villa is located in a very secure and quite area. We highly recommand this villa for family or for friends who want to enjoy the nice town of Cabarete.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
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5

a wonderful stay in an idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

We discovered in May 2012 this beautiful villa just 10 minutes drive from Cabaret in a quiet, secure and relaxing location.You are greeted at the airport by friends and family of the owner, and brought promptly in 20 minutes by car to the villa, as well as the return ,so no stress for organizing these trips.There, everything is perfect, clean, with for each room his bathroom. The garden is beautiful, maintained regularly as the pool and jacuzzi, feeling in paradise protected, .All is made to be able to disconnect, relax and rejuvenate.A special mention for those pleasant and friendly caretakers of the villa, the great 4x4 that you can rent directly to the villa's owner, and the American fridge for the crushed ice for cocktails.

We are surfers and have already traveled the world in search of new spots, and we found this place ideally situated, since everything is to satisfy all cravings:

- 10 minutes by car, you are at the edge of a magnificent lagoon for swimming or practicing kite surfing;

- 5 minutes by car, you're on the great surf spot of Eccuentro

- 200 meters from the villa, you also have a beautiful beach with good waves to throw you in,with also a good restaurant in Natura Cabana Hôtel

In conclusion, a unique place with an excellent quality / price ratio for relax, rejuvenate while enjoying all the possible activities offered by the sea.

We believe take a lifetime subscription.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patrick, Thank you for your kind words! We were very happy to have you stay with us, last time and are looking forward to your next stay coming June. Kind regards, Daniel Waknine
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Houston
5

Made a good vacation great

  • 5 of 5

We (me, my pregnant wife and 21 month old baby) very lucky to have stumbled across this villa posting when we made a sudden plan to go to the Dom Rep for a week's vacation. I was afraid that I was taking chances choosing something hastily. On the contrary, we could not have asked for anything better.

The villa is very large, with all possible amenities that you could think of (including a toddler bed, baby car seat, phone, internet etc). For those who want to get the local catch and cook it at home, the villa has a large kitchen with all necessary utensils.

It has a beautiful garden, and a pretty private outdoor pool and jacuzzi.

It is set in a gated community with a lot of security.

The Dominican family who take care of the villa are very nice and friendly. I would like to especially recommend Herminio, who was very charming, drove us for sightseeing to several diffferent places, and fortunately, spoke excellent English.

Although we never met the owner, it was a real pleasure dealing with him.

We are definitely going to go back and stay at the same place again, and strongly recommend it for anyone who plans to go there. Having a safe, well equipped place to stay in a foreign country takes out over half the concerns during a vacation, especially for families.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Safdar for your very kind words. It was a real pleasure to have you, and we hope to have you again soon, but next time with a healthy little baby. For all the people reading this, we hope that this review may help you decide to spend your next holiday in the Dominican Republic. We look forward to welcome you!
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Puerto Plata
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Puerto Plata
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Natura Cabanas
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Perla Marina beach
Car: recommended

The villa is situated in Perla Marina, only a few minutes from the famous beach of Cabarete. Also Sosua is very close by. In the direct vicinity you can find a local supermarket, a casino, public transportation, bars, and restaurants.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Perla Marina, Dominican Republic North Coast

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18 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
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7 night minimum stay
£679
for 7 nights
£679
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

electricity charged pkWh £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £256

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Perla Marina in the Caribbean

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , shower with massage jets
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , shower with massage jets
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , shower with massage jets
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The pick up and drop off at Puerto Plata airport is included, as is the end cleaning. Electricity is not included and will be charged as per your usage. Meter will be taken with the caretaker upon arrival and departure in order to avoid any misunderstandings. It is possible to rent our Chevrolet Avalanche with the house. The car is big enough to seat 6 adults and runs on LPG. If you would like to take a tour, or want a private cook, daily maid service, cleaning service or chauffeur. All is available at special request.

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