Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 4 Sleeps
Vecinos in Cabarete awaits your arrival with welcoming island hospitality. Our tranquil tropical neighbourhood - right at the edge of this world-famous kite-boarding destination - has all the comforts of home.
Our great location is an excellent vacation destination for the whole family, water sports enthusiasts or the perfect romantic spot for just the two of you :)
Nestled in lush gardens, our 4 condos have tastefully designed interiors and gorgeous ocean and mountain views. Beautiful landscaping with mature tropical fruit trees and a variety of flowers, treat your senses.
You can pick mangos right from your balcony when they're in season, or some of the other fruit growing here - like rollos (similar to a banana), bananas, coconuts, pomelos (like a big grapefruit), oranges, almonds, avocados, chinola (passion fruit) , breadfruit, papayas, or guavas.
Inhale the exotic fragrance of blooming plumeria (a favorite lei flower), and feast your eyes on the gorgeous orchids, hibiscus + bromelaids, cactus flowers, or chenile blossoms, amoung many others.
Refresh mind + body with a plunge into the natural turqoise waters of our giant pool surrounded by thatched roofed palapas providing shade.
Sit at the poolside thatched roof bar and enjoy serene tropical ambiance while sipping your favorite beverage or 'surfing the net'.
Fully furnished condos have 24-hr power, central air-conditioning, cable TV, high-speed internet wi-fi signal. Kitchens are outfitted with a GE fridge and stove, cookware and dishes, + hot water on demand through-out. Bed linens + towels are included, with a change of clean ones brought once a week.
Pack your suitcase with your personal effects and move right in......you're all set to go :)
It's easy to keep our condos cleaned up, but if you'd like additional maid service, it's very reasonable at only $18/day.
Right across the street (100 meters from your front door), the golden sand beach stretches for miles to the east + west.
Perfect for sunbathing, building sandcastles or water sports, it beckons kids of all ages to hunt for shells, amber + driftwood treasures.
Long healing beachwalks offer solitude + ocean meditations to replenish your spirit - anytime of day........whether it's sunrise, sunset, or lit by the tropical moon reflected on the waves.
They took full advantage of our proximity to the beach and often set off in the morning on family walks, returning before dark, tanned, sandy and happy - great to see them take advantage of our Cabarete area and all it has to offer, so close by.
They're great at maximizing their vacation time - by spending minimum time cleaning our easily maintained condo - and maximum time enjoying relaxing by the pool, reading for hours, and exploring our vicinity at length.
It was wonderful to see them bonding with our pets and treating them like their own. Our 2 dogs and 3 cats accepted them and made them feel right at home.......then checked out their door after they left, as if to say, "When are they coming back?"
When our land power went off and the back-up inverter ran out of battery power, we had to start up our generator. They were fine with the sound of it running, and glad to have electricity again. We so appreciate guests with that understanding attitude and they make our job so much easier.
They made the best of whatever weather came along - rain or shine - they carried on with their family outings and activities and had a great time regardless of a bit of rain.
With something to do for everyone, it was nice to see Dad take the kids out to give Mom some "me-time" relaxing by the pool or whiling away the hours with a book.
All in all, they were a real joy to have as guests, and we'd love to see them come back to stay with us anytime !
About the Owner
Canadian expat babyboomers done with winters back home, flew south to the Caribbean, upgrading to winters filled with sun, surf and swaying palm trees instead - FUN!!!
Guestbook comments from the manager
GeneW Bronx, NY, USA
Review Submitted: January 6, 2010 Date of Stay: December 2009
The property is very well maintained, and ideal for independent travelers. I came to Villa Vecinos with my wife and children, and the owners went an extra mile to accommodate our needs. Lynda and Les provided us with all necessary info about the environment, and gave a lot of insider's tips on traveling around.
The place is serene and very relaxing, rooms are clean and spacious beyond expectations. We enjoyed many walks on the beach and around Cabarete (it takes only 20 minutes to get there on foot, or 5 min in a cab). The beach is virtually across the road, with very decent bar and restaurant nearby.
Since there are only 4 units in the villa, you hardly feel presence of other guests and can quietly relax at the big pool, which is very clean and refreshing.
The kitchen is well equipped and fully functional; groceries may be easily purchased in Cabarete and fruits (amazingly tasty!) from street vendors.
We would be happy to come there again, and recommend Vecinos to all our friends.
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
4.4 based on 26 traveler reviews
The property is very well maintained, and ideal for independent travelers. I came to Villa Vecinos with my wife and children, and the owners went an extra mile to accommodate our needs. Lynda and Les provided us with all necessary info about the environment, and gave a lot of insider's tips on traveling around. The place is serene and very relaxing, rooms are clean and spacious beyond expectations. We enjoyed many walks on the beach and around Cabarete (it takes only 20 minutes to get there on foot, or 5 min in a cab). The beach is virtually across the road, with very decent bar and restaurant nearby. Since there are only 4 units in the villa, you hardly feel presence of other guests and can quietly relax at the big pool, which is very clean and refreshing. The kitchen is well equipped and fully functional; groceries may be easily purchased in Cabarete and fruits (amazingly tasty!) from street vendors. We would be happy to come there again, and recommend Vecinos to all our friends.
really love it there will go again
me and my family love it there was a great place the host was nice and was there when we needed him will recomend it to anyone to go there if they will let us will lobe to go again
A Decent place to stay
Worked well for us as we enjoyed the 40 minute walk into Caberette. Either road or beach. Taxi or motor at night is a better choice for most. Great restaurants and great one right across the road. Property is accross the road from the beach. Price is fair for what you get, nor a deal but fair. Of you are looking for 3.5 plus star keep looking. If you are looking for a comfortable safe place at a fair price you may have found what you are looking for. Refreshing pool and showers are also refreshing some mornings but all in all no complaints. Suggest you always have TP in your travel pack.
My awesome vacation at Vecino's
I loved staying at Vecino's! I was there for 3 weeks over New Year's and into January, and it started to feel like home. I was made to feel welcome the minute I arrived, and Les addressed any small issues as soon as I identified them. Vecino's is not in the centre of Cabarete, but the walk (super healthy walk along the beach) and/or Motoconcho ride (50 pesos!) added to the adventurous feel of my trip. Saturday markets at Vecino's were so much fun, with artisans and vendors from the area as well as Les' amazing breakfast sandwiches and cinnamon rolls. And the dogs and cats were just so friendly. The pool is immaculate, the grounds are beautiful, and the atmosphere is welcoming. We got our fill of coconuts, avocados, bread fruit falling from the trees, amazing! Thank you Les, it was a memorable vacation for me and for my family and friends, one that I will never forget. I miss the sound of your guitar and singing in the evenings, and your friendly "good morning" every day! And the memory of you walking me to the top level of Voy Voy's on New Year's Eve so that I could get a better view - fantastic! It was a great New Year's Eve. In fact, I loved it so much, I might just come back next year! It certainly beat the boredom and protectionism of staying at an all-inclusive resort - Vecinos made me feel like part of the community! Thank you!!!
Amazing Service Provided
We decided to rent the whole condo for a group of Approx. 20 for a very fun weekend in Cabarete. Lynda was a love throughout the whole process, ensuring that each and every one of us had the proper sleeping accomodation and making sure everything went out smoothly. Always prompt to reply, always kind, and we had a BLAST!
Would definitively book again, the best way to enjoy Cabarete !
NOT WHAT IT IS MADE OUT TO BE!
I have travelled extensively and my experience here was the worst experience I have ever had. The bedroom floor was flooded on the night of my arrival. This was ust the beginning of two bad weeks. The air conditioning did not work, missing tiles in the ceiling of the bathroom, door handles falling off, no hot water and water pressure so low that you could not use the shower in the second bedroom, the aluminum edge of the patio door came off exposing the sharp edge of the glass, the dishes in the cupboards were filthy dirty and had to be washed, dogs and cats defectating all over, someone building wooden tables at 7 am using power saws etc. mould all over, a swimmng pool that was not clean and the deck cluttered with old tables and chairs and pool equipment, linens for the beds and towels that should have been replaced years ago. The last thing was the cockroaches I found in the kitchen. I know that if you go to the Caribbean you must expect them, but that still does not mean you want to find them in your apartment.
This sounds like a nasty disgruntled client but I will say this, the onsite managers and I talked several times and they are frustrated as well. The owners do not want to spend the money to maintain this property and I suggest that you avoid it. There were several other guests there at the same time and they feel the same as I.
From the Owner
“Perfectly located 100 meters from miles of golden sand beaches, our unique boutique condo resort is nestled in lush tropical gardens. Enjoy your Caribbean getaway in our tranquil oasis - only minutes from all the conveniences and activities of our tourist meca town, Cabarete. There's no need to rent a car, as handy economical public transport options pass by along the front street every few minutes, or you can walk into town along the beautiful beach - right across the street from your front door. If you're looking for an authentic experience, immersed in the colourful local culture - you'll love our friendly community vacation spot!!! Sports enthusiasts come for our world-renowned near perfect wind and water conditions to enjoy kiteboarding and wind surfing, as well as surfing. Wake and paddle boarding are also available near by for added variety. Play world class golf at Playa Grande, about 45 minutes east - the DR's 'Pebble Beach' and a must-do for golfers! Swim with the dolphins at Ocean World - an hour west of us, or feed the monkeys at 'Monkey Jungle' only half an hour away in Sosua, where you can also go zip-lining. History buffs will love exploring Christopher Columbus's fort in Puerto Plata - or the Amber Museum there. Our local Cabarete Caves provide unique underground exploring - complete with swimming pools and the crystal clear spine-tingling tones of the staletites. Ride horseback along the miles of golden sand beaches, or take a leisurely beachwalk and hunt for amber or driftwood treasures. There's something for everyone - of every age and interest - you can be as active or relaxed as you like. Create the holiday that's perfectly suited to your preferences :)”
Activity and Interests
Cabarete has something for everyone!
Prevailing trade winds and thermal conditions, combined with an offshore reef, create world-class ideal conditions for water sports such as:kiteboarding, windsurfing, laser sailing, surfing
snorkleing, scuba diving, wakeboarding, canyoning
mountain biking, extreme motocross, dirt biking or buggy rides
horseback riding, hiking, Cabarete cave tours, whale watching, waterfall, jungle or riverboat safaris
Amber museum, historical San Felipe Fort or Colonial Zone tours
Shopping at numerous souvenier, grocery, clothing or gemstone shops
Varied restaurants and beach bars for dining + incomparable night life
Numerous casinos close by
World class Golf course 45 minutes east at Playa Grande
Ocean World Waterpark, Marina + Casino, 45 minutes west of us
Sunbathing, sand-castle building, sea-shell, amber, + driftwood treasure hunt walks, on soft golden sand beaches extending for miles - 100 meters from your front door
Poolside tanning + catching up on some reading, with your favorite tropical beverage in hand
Car or motorcycle rentals give mobility to do your own island exploring
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
1 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Yrs
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Easter peak season
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
Low season rates ( Apr - mid Dec) in CAD
1-bedroom / 1-bathroom condo (based on double occupancy in low season)
2-bedroom/2-bathroom condo (sleeps 4 people - low season rates)
**Add guests @20/nt pp <4>
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From the Owner
“If you're looking for an authentic experience, immersed in the colourful local culture - you'll love our friendly community vacation spot!!! We're on site to provide superior customer service, and ensure you enjoy your time as much as our other guests have over the years! We promise to make you feel right at home :)”
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- Beach View
- Mountain View
- Ocean View
- botanical garden
- rain forests
- theme parks
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- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- water tubing
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- Modern bathrooms offer bathtubs as well as showers, large mirrored-door medicine cabinet over the sink, and convenient storage shelves. We provide clean towels once a week.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
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- Bedrooms have king or queen-sized beds with the option to change them to single beds if preferred. There's also ample space to add more beds/mattresses for additional people as required. We supply additional beds if needed, and provide clean bedding once a week.
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- Guests provide their own meals
- Amenities include: free airport pick-up from Puerto Plata airport (airport code POP) Free parking space beside condo 24-hr power with back-up inverter and generator safe and secure - enclosed by perimeter wall, owner lives on site free high-speed internet wi fi signal throughout property central air-conditioning free cable TV, including 3 HBO + 3 sports channels kitchens stocked with fridge, stove, cookware, dishes, toaster, french coffee press, kettle unlimited hot water on demand in condos bathrooms have bathtubs as well as showers - for added convenience additional beds available on request free complimentary bottled drinking water (5-gal jugs) fully furnished - option of twin, queen or king-sized beds towels and bed linens provided + switched for clean ones weekly safe to lock up valuables securely - or locked cabinet for secure storage ask for use of common laundry room with clothes washer + dryer complimentary welcome basket charcoal burning BBQ available for guests' use use of open-air common area, bar + pool guest library with large assortment of books in common area optional maid service available for $15/day optional cell phone rental for $15/week all taxes and surcharges included - no hidden fees assistance with car rental, + recommendations of our fav spots (take advantage of our "insider's experience", after having lived here 12+ yrs)