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Villa Pandora: Beach Front, Breathtaking Views, Chef, 2 Maids & near Nightlife!

People16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms12
Separate WC's1
Space 7,502 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

8 bedroom, 12 bathroom Luxury 697m2 beach front villa private chef and maid.

THE AREA:

When it comes to LOCATION – LOCATION - LOCATION, it doesn’t get better than this! The 8-bedroom Villa Pandora is located directly on the magnificent Bávaro Beach in the area of Los Corales and within easy walking distance to supermarkets, pharmacy, restaurants, bars, bakeries, small shops, spa & salon, gym, etc.

Los Corales is one of the best, most charming areas in Bavaro/PuntaCana where tourists can live like the locals do. Everything you need is literally right around the corner!

There are several places (bakeries and small cafés) that serve breakfast and for lunch & dinner you will find lots of exciting options and some of the best restaurants in town, e.g. international restaurants, Italian, Mexican, Asian, Indian, burger joints, etc. If you want to hang out at the beach and enjoy a cool beach bar/lounge, Hurricane Café is just down the beach. The local fruit & veggie truck comes around almost daily and you can get your fresh tropical fruits straight from the fields to take home and enjoy.

The area is safe to walk around in and it’s the perfect place for families with small children because everything is within walking distance. Teenagers and/or older children can easily walk around safely and explore on their own.

Villa Pandora does not have its own swimming pool, BUT you do have access to the nearby community pool, which is really nice and also has a restaurant & bar. It is just a short 3-5 minute’s walk away.

And then, of course, there is the BEACH! Villa Pandora is literally ON THE BEACH. You step out of the building and your feet are already in the sand…walk approx.. 25 steps further and you are on the beach itself. There is a private beach area, which guests can use, with sun beds and palm leaf umbrellas…and the most gorgeous ocean! The beach is yours for the taking! If you want to exercise, you can easily walk/run a 5K (or more!) along the beach, go for a swim, build sand castles or play beach volleyball or do a little sunrise yoga/stretching to the sound of the waves. The early mornings are best for working out, before it gets too hot.

THE VILLA:

Villa Pandora embraces the spirit of the Caribbean with a touch of modern minimalism and simplicity. The villa is elegantly decorated in colors of black-white-neutrals and features several big terraces with beautiful ocean views.

The villa is fully air-conditioned throughout and all bedrooms have cable TV. WIFI is available in the common areas.

On the GROUND - FIRST FLOOR of the villa:

The entrance leads to the living room and dining room, which is connected to an open kitchen.

The living room / dining room feature views of the beach & the Caribbean Sea with sliding doors that open for direct access to the garden and beach. The living room has comfortable lounge furniture and a big screen television.

The ground floor features 3 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom.

The master bedroom has a king bed, walk-in closets, his/her bathroom and a nice beach/ocean view.

The second and third bedroom each has 2 twin beds (can be connected to 1 King) and a private bathroom for each bedroom.

On the SECOND FLOOR of the villa:

The entrance leads to the living room and dining room, which is connected to an open kitchen.

The living room and dining room features breathtaking views of the beach and the Caribbean Sea with sliding doors that open for direct access to a large balcony.

The living room also have a big screen television and comfortable lounge furniture as well as a dining area for up to 16 people. This is where most (if not all) of your meals will be served.

The master bedroom has a King bed, walk-in closets and his/hers bathroom. The master bedroom has a spectacular ocean view.

The second & third bedrooms each has 2 twin beds (can be connected to 1 king) and a private bathroom for each bedroom.

On the THIRD FLOOR of the villa:

The third floor has 2 master bedrooms with king beds, walk-in closets, his/her bathroom and a spectacular ocean view.

There is also a big balcony with sun beds, dining table and BBQ with outdoor kitchen area.

On the TOP - FOURTH FLOOR of the villa:

You will find a large and open, unfurnished roof top terrace which can be used as a private sanctuary – a place to escape for a quiet meditation or early morning/late afternoon yoga or workout session (bring your own mats and equipment).

The villa rental includes two maids, a personal gourmet chef to prepare all meals for you and English speaking villa manager/concierge.

PRE-ARRIVAL CONCIERGE SERVICES:

Once you book the Penthouse, our in-house concierge will be at your service to assist you in planning your stay from A to Z. You may choose these additional services at your convenience (all services are subject to availability and extra charges, i.e. they are not included in the rental price):

+ Private airport transfers from Santo Domingo, La Romana and/or Punta Cana Airports

+ Rental cars and other transportation

+ Spa treatments at Six Senses Spa or In-villa spa services

+ Golf tee time reservations w/ transportation

+ Excursions (diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, deep sea fishing, catamaran cruises, etc.)

+ Grocery shopping (cost price of groceries + 15% service charge)

+ All-inclusive meal plan for food & beverages consumed in the villa

+ House bar (cost price of bottles + 15% service charge)

ON-SITE ENGLISH SPEAKING CONCIERGE:

During your stay at Villa Pandora our on-site (English speaking) villa manager will be in charge of the day-to-day managing of the villa. The villa manager also acts as your personal concierge and is ready to assist you with basically anything you need to make your vacation a unique and memorable experience.

NOT INCLUDED:

Electricity is not included and is charged upon departure based on your consumption (1kWt = USD 0,50).

More Details

Property Manager
Anders Bogebjerg
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Anders Bogebjerg

Owner of the villa: René Sindlev,

Co-forunder and owner of Pandora Jewelry until 2012

Why do I rent out my vacation home:

I rented the villa myself in 2012 with 7 other golf friends of mine. I felt in love with this big and beautiful spacious villa immediately as well as the beautiful sea view and white palm-tree beach area.

I contacted the owner and bought it right away -on that same vacation.

I have had great vacations throughout the last 4-5 years in the Dominican Republic but up until last year I always stayed in the best all inclusive resorts on the island.

To be honest: Nothing can compete with this villa.

The location of the villa (very central) - the spectacular ocean views - the beautiful architectural spacious 8 bedroom room villa, all rooms with walk in closets - the big and beautiful terraces.

-I rent out my villa because I love when beautiful things can be discovered by others.

I hope you will enjoy my villa as much as I do with all my friends; whether your vacation is a golf trip to play some of the most spectacular and amazing golf courses in the world or if its for a active or relaxing holiday trip to one of the most unspoiled beautiful natures in the world.

The DR has so many things to offer;

1. Whale watching

2. Unspoiled Wild nature

3. Worlds most beautiful palm beaches

4. Best golf courses in the world

5. World Class Fishing - in many ways!

6. A History (first landing place in the new world)

7. Partying, if that's what your are up for

8. All kind of water sports

9. Sunbathing 28-30 degrees 340 days a year

Anders Bogebjerg purchased this villa in 2013

Why Anders Bogebjerg chose Dominican Republic East

My name is Anders Bogebjerg, and I am the property manager of Villa Pandora.

I am a professional (PGA) golf player and former European Junior Champion from Denmark. Before moving to Punta Cana, I was playing golf professionally in Scandinavia and Europe at Challenge Tour level. From 2000 I began working in the traveling industry every winter season for Danish traveling agencies as a golf pro, representative and destination manager. In 2002 my travels took me to the Dominican Republic, where I settled down and took over Palmera Travel together with my wife, Rawnie Hansen. We have been living in Punta Cana full time since 2005, where we specialize in customizing vacation packages for travelers from around the world.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is located directly on the beach front, in the heart of Bavaro and is within walking distance to restaurants, bars, bakeries, cafes and supermarkets.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Anders,



We had a wonderful time. The house and the location are espectacular and the attention was super. Stig and his team did a wonderful job. My congratulations to all of them. The chef (Junior) also did a extraordinary job. The golf courses were amazing. Thank you for everything on helping me plan Golf in Punta Cana 2014.



Thank you for everything and I hope see you soon.
May 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bávaro in Punta Cana

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7502 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 12 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 10 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 11 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 12 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 13 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The 2 beds can be combined to 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , The 2 beds can be combined to 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , The 2 beds can be combined to 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , The 2 beds can be combined to 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • 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
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Villa Pandora: Beach Front, Breathtaking Views, Chef, 2 Maids & near Nightlife!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 23 reviews
5

Wonderful Vacation Stay - One of the Most memorable vacations ever - Expectations Exceeded

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? From the very beginning working with Anders Bogebjerg and his team to answer all our initial questions was great. We received quick responses and the details we needed to make us feel comfortable that our vacation would exceed all our expectations. Very professional and detailed. Make sure you understand the options and charges as part of the package. It was a party of 8 guys and we opted for the Chef for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The staff was amazing and made our stay so memorable we felt like Kings. Once you get close to your vacation time the Property Manager Pierro Fabbri takes over and further customizes your vacation. This is not the all inclusive resort experience. It is so much better because your villa stay is customized to you. Pierro sat with us and checked in daily to help us plan if we needed help or let us plan our way if we didn't need help. Our chef made our experience personalized. Meals were based on our feedback and the times we choose.

The Villa Pandora team exceeded our expectations and we would absolutely love to return to this villa for another vacation. I would highly recommend this villa if you have several individuals or couples that want their own bedrooms and private baths. The villa is on the beach and the views are priceless. Our group felt like rock stars. If you have questions get them answered and get ready for the vacation of a lifetime. Your party will fight over the best bedrooms in this wonderful villa. LOL Security is critically important and the area in Bavaro beach where the villa is located has an outside gate, another gate near the villa, and multiple guards at night to keep your party safe. The open air spaces for barbecues and dining space off the main level will take your breath away. Things to remember (Not CONS): 1.) You cannot stay long enough, 2.) Make sure you budget for electricity, tips for staff, deposit, premium drinks, and transfers. First time renting a house or villa and I look forward to working Palmera Villas for our next vacation.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 4 of 5

Our group was down for a bachelor party. The property is steps from the beach with amazing views. Very safe with security gate. The staff was great. They prepared breakfast and dinner daily for the group. The Villa was amazing, the only reason I gave 4 stars is because there was no hot water available for my entire stay. So we were forced to take cold showers daily, but other than that the trip was great.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Terrance, thank you for your feedback and we’re glad you had a great stay despite the lack of hot water. As you know, the water heater in the villa unfortunately broke down during your stay, despite it being relatively new. The villa staff did their best to fix it, but were unable to find the piece(s) needed to do so. As you were staying in the villa over a holiday weekend, we had no luck in resolving the water heater after your departure on May 1st. Please note that this issue has since been resolved.
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Lack of transparency and communication

  • 3 of 5

Villa Pandora provided a mixed experience during our recent trip to the DR. As a group of 14 guys staying for a long bachelor party weekend, our plan was to essentially rent a house on the beach/have the place to ourselves. Whether through miscommunication or lack of transparency, what we actually got was a quasi “all inclusive” experience that felt more like we were being nickel and dimed than enjoying a worry free vacation. The pros and cons are as follows: Pros: The house, location, views and maid staff were wonderful. The Villa, which has impressive indoor/outdoor living space and decks, sits within a beach enclave that is secure and has very close access to a beautiful beach. The views from all levels of the house to the beach were nothing short of spectacular. Restaurants nearby or on the beach were all fantastic and fairly reasonably priced. If not for the variable add-ons discussed in the Cons section below, this would have been a 10/10 experience in the Dominican. Cons: The property owner represented that the “all inclusive” option was just that, an option (or so we thought). We made it clear that we did not wish to choose that option, only rent the villa, and specifically that no chef would be needed as we could easily shop and cook for ourselves in a villa with full kitchen amenities. We arrived to find that the property manager had already purchased food and drinks for us, which of course we would have to pay for plus a 15% service charge if consumed. It was this type of variable add on that we did not sign up for nor want, having already paid a substantial amount for the four night rental. As such, we declined all provided food and drink, only to receive the hard sell from the property manager. The property manager also attempted to take liberties with restaurant and night life reservations which we did not request and had to assertively decline. With all that said, once we made it clear that we would like only to be left to ourselves and enjoy our vacation, he did acquiesce to our request. Overall, the house and location made the trip well worth it, but we would advise prospective tenants to understand fully what they are signing up for with Villa Pandora. If you are okay with paying for the rental plus variable food, drink, electricity, transportation and staff tipping costs, then you would love this property. If you are hoping for a standard Airbnb experience where you have privacy and can do your own thing, it may not be for you

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jared, thank you for the detailed review of your stay at Villa Pandora. We appreciate the feedback, which is very important for us. Please allow us to add a few comments: As written: “our plan was to essentially rent a house on the beach/have the place to ourselves. Whether through miscommunication or lack of transparency, what we actually got was a quasi “all inclusive” experience…”. We’re sorry that we gave this impression. Please note, it is clearly stated on VRBO that “the villa rental includes a full-time live-in maid, villa hostess and a full-time private gourmet chef to prepare all meals for you.” (the hostess is now a villa manager). After booking, we did send you more detailed information concerning the kind of optional services we offer and how they work. The villa manager incorrectly took the liberty of purchasing breakfast foods, which wasn’t authorized, and we apologize for this! It was a mistake from our/his side, which he paid for himself as we did not charge you for the food in the end. This is certainly not “standard operation” and has been duly noted and corrected for future reference. Concerning the restaurant/nightlife reservations, please know that the villa manager only makes these upon request guests and as a courtesy. As written, “If you are okay with paying for the rental plus variable food, drink, electricity, transportation and staff tipping costs, then you would love this property. If you are hoping for a standard Airbnb experience where you have privacy and can do your own thing, it may not be for you.”   This is correct. Food, drink, electricity, transportation and gratuity are not included – as is also provided in the VRBO description, the rental agreement and in the communication, we send out after a reservation is made. This is not your standard Airbnb experience or vacation rental where you just get a key for the house. We aim to provide a unique vacation experience in offering various services, BUT we understand that it might not be what everyone wants. Should you decide to book this property again, we will do our best to strive for a more transparent and on-point communication during the booking process. Thank you.
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Excellent upscale villa with a well experience staff to include chef and maid service.

  • 5 of 5

Our group was down for a bachelor party. The property is steps from the beach with amazing views. Very safe with security gate. The staff prepared breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner daily. My group have already plan our next stay at the villa as a couples getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I celebrated my 50th Birthday at Villa Pandora

  • 5 of 5

We had 5 couples, my best friend and my mom, niece, aunt and best friend cousins. The single ladies stayed on the 1st flr and married couples on the 2nd and 3rd fl.. We had appetizers waiting when we arrived.Ms Gisele was great, she showed me around and things to do around the Villa..From day1 Our chef and maid were Amazing.. We felt like Family.. Siraha, Charo, Roiya, we feel in love with them and appreciated all their above and beyond efforts💋

The villa was all I had imagined and each guest was in Awe... I loved my Birthday decorations in our room, thanks Charo..The food was soooooo good.. My birthday dinner Celebration was All I had planned for, from the cake from Cake Studios to the meal and the Lobster was fresh out the Carribean Sea and plenty of it.

Bodil had suggested a private Catamaran the next day which we did and that was an Awesome time. Our boat was the most popular and we even had a Floating Bar🍹.

Thank you for an Fantastic Exerience

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

My birthday celebration

  • 5 of 5

We had 16 family members 8 children between 4-11 and 8 adults. It was a trip we will always remember. I was a little afraid that there would not be enough to do with the children but that was not the case. we had plenty to do.

We were greeted with open arms with our excellent staff. We can't say enough good things about them.Griselda helps interpret and helped us plan our week. She was always there to make sure everything was running smoothly. We wanted to take Charo home with us.

She did things before we even asked .She was beyond fabulous !! Maria was there to help clean up . Our cook Roidy had the best meals with fresh fruits and vegetables and menu that the children even liked.

We debated about an all inclusive meal plan or choosing our menu and I have to say the all inclusive worked for us. We could not take all 16 of us for dinner and we didn't have to figure out a menu everyday.

We only booked one excursion before we arrived and my recommendation is to wait till you get there to book other events but we were not in busy season.

My family loved every minute of it and can't wait to do another one of these trips. This staff is the best and I highly recommend using this villa

Chris C

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris. It was our pleasure having you and your family here. We look forward to welcoming you all back soon again. Best regards Anders
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Location

Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Punta Cana International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Huracan Cafe
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Cocotal Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Coral Blvd Turistico
Nearest Restaurant
60 Metres
7 restaurants within 400 meters
Nearest Beach
Playa Bavaro
Car: not necessary

In the villa you will find a full excursion book offering over 30 different tours from Zip-lining to Whale Watching, from Fishing to golf or Spa reservations.

The villa is operated by Palmera Travel who offers all the services of a 5 star hotel.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Bávaro, Dominican Republic

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Christmas
18 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£11,652
for 5 nights
From
£2,330
 
 
New Year
26 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£21,750
for 7 nights
From
£3,107
 
 
PGA TOUR WEEK
18 Mar 2018 - 26 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£7,768
for 5 nights
From
£1,554
 
 
Easter
27 Mar 2018 - 4 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£7,574
for 5 nights
From
£1,515
 
 
Christmas & New Year
20 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
£18,643
for 6 nights
From
£3,107
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£3,903
for 3 nights
From
£1,301
£8,933
£27,188
 

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Required Fees

* Payment done by Credit Card will be charged a 3.60% Processing Fee (Credit Card Processing fee will be charged upon check-in / check-out from the villa).
To avoid credit card fee, please pay by e-check.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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