HOUSE 4 BEDROOMS + Other (See Description), 4 BATHS, (Sleeps 7) AC 3 BEDROOMS
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We have owned our house since 2000. Costambar provides our family with the ability to enjoy a relaxed and laid back vacation with all the amenities of a hotel resort without the tourists crowds and stress. Our house is set up for a relaxed vacation and just beautiful views. This is a photo of Isidro, our manager who I know for 25 years and Maria-elena who keeps our house clean and beautiful who I know for 17 years
Allen purchased this House in 2000
What makes this House unique
You can't get closer to the ocean than our house. Enjoy sitting in our grassy backyard and and enjoy the same ambiance as the sandy beach. Our house is large enough to provide comfort for up to 7 persons. Fabulous views of the ocean from almost all areas of the house. Great ocean breezes. AC in the three main bedrooms. My manager will help you with any of your needs.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 7
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
A delight in paradise.
Everything was clean and beautiful. The house was decorated in a very authentic Dominican way. The kitchen was sparkling clean and very well equipped. The beds were very comfortable. The house is right near a beautiful secluded beach. The yard has a very comfortable chairs as does the back deck. We had everything we needed right at our fingertips.
Hello Mary. I am very happy that renting my house provided you with such a great vacation. I am pleased that you found my house to be as described on the website and that it was clean and comfortable. My staff takes great pride in making sure that my house is clean and that everything functions properly.
We are renovating and updating our kitchen and living room furniture so when you rent our house for your next vacation you will find it to be even more comfortable.
Relaxation by the sea.
My family of 6 persons rented casaambarina for 2 weeks. This was our first time renting a house and vacationing in the Dominican Republic and we were a little apprehensive. The owner, Allen, immediately reduced our anxiety. From our first contact with him he answered all our questions and helped to make the initial arrival a pleasant experience. He arranged for transportation from the airport to his house by his manager Isidro. Isidro helped us to settle in and was available every day to make sure everything was going well. The house is very well furnished and our family of 6 were very comfortable. The views of the ocean are fantastic and waking up hearing the ocean waves roll in is exactly why we wanted with an ocean front rental. We had breakfast and often lunch on the back porch which faces the ocean. The ocean breezes allowed us to be very comfortable we rarely needed the AC.
Maria-elena cleaned the house thoroughly twice a week and washed the towels and bedding as needed. We even had her cook us a wonderful Dominican dinner. Isidro the manager would come by every day and say Hola and smile and made sure that we were comfortable.
Costambar is an interesting seaside community. We were looking for a relaxing vacation without the crowds and tourists and that is exactly what we had. There are no hotels but rather condos and houses to rent. We walked the entire community especially the beach which is very long and very pretty. Costambar is not fancy but has all the amenities of a resort including tennis courts, a small country club with a restaurant, swimming pool wellness center and gym. There are many small local restaurants within walking distance from the house many of them right on the beach and very inexpensive. We also followed Allen’s recommendations and eat at several of the restaurants nearby. They were excellent.
We were very pleased and would recommend this rental to anyone who is looking for a relaxed, low keyed Caribbean vacation without spending exorbitant amounts of money.
I am very pleased that you enjoyed vacationing in our seaside community of Costambar Dominican republic and that my house met your expectations for your family. The unique feature of Costambar is that it provides for a relaxing, no stress vacation at a reasonable cost. I am happy that you enjoyed the beautiful views and wonderful ocean breezes as you relaxed in my house, on the porch and lounging in the backyard adjacent to the ocean. My staff, Isidro and Maria-elena have worked for me for many years and take great pride in meeting the needs of my clients. I am hoping to rent to you again in the near future.
Extremely satisfied repeat customer!!
This is my second stay at this lovely property; I enjoyed it so much last year that I jumped on the opportunity to come back…it didn't disappoint!!
There are no major changes to speak of; the ocean is still beautiful and just beyond the backyard...literally. You're a few minutes' walk to a beautiful, laid back (expansive) beach where $2 (US) buys you a cushioned lounge chair (and side table) for the day. You'll be among locals, ex-pats and tourists alike. The house has the same comforts I remembered: sun-filled yard with numerous lounge chairs, fabulous ocean breeze, covered patio, TV, (free) wifi, microwave, full-size refrigerator, A/C, plenty of hot water and a driveway among other things.
There are many restaurants ON THE BEACH and within walking distance of the house. Enjoying a pina colada and lunch/dinner with the waves rolling in nearby was as surreal and enjoyable the last day of my visit as the first.
Isidro stopped by daily to assure that I was enjoying my stay; housekeeping is provided twice/wk. Clean linens and towels (for beach and bath) are provided.
This community is very residential. Like any other community there are some vacant structures among the lovely homes and beautiful views. You won't find any Hiltons, Marriotts or other recognizable hotels in the area and if you're like me, you'll love seeing roosters, chickens and horses nicely cared for on local properties (but some people may not). For me, that continues to be one of Costambar's many appealing qualities. It is a quiet neighborhood and, like last year, I felt very safe walking around including after sundown. Note that you may wish to leave the local area if you’re looking to do more than play golf or lie on the beach. Easy to do if you rent a car or taxi (the taxi stand is in the community) which, like most everything in the Dominican Republic, is very inexpensive.
Allen, the homeowner, is (still) a pleasure to work with; he responds quickly, offers a fair rate and is eager to offer suggestions for dining and entertainment. Please see my previous review (2015) for additional info.
Hi Rachel. I am so pleased that you decided to rent my house for a second time.There are so many rental options available yet many of my clients return which is an indication that renting my house in our seaside community makes for an affordable and wonderful experience. As you pointed out in your review, my house provides all of the necessary amenities for a comfortable vacation and also that our seaside community, Costambar, also provides all the amenities without the "touristy" crowds. We don't have large hotels and our community is home for people from all over the world. I also appreciate your description of our community being laid back and residential with resort amenities. This means we have full spectrum of what you would find in any community and this is what makes vacationing in Costambar and renting my house a very restful, enjoyable, affordable and unique vacation.
This is not my first time staying at this Villa. I decided to come back for a relaxing beach vacation. I stayed close to home this time, which is easy to do. Again, everything you need is in the community. I did venture out to the Teleferico which was really fun. The cable car goes pretty high and was a bit scary, but the view from the top of the mountain is an almost 360 view. The gardens up there are very pretty. I took a taxi there from the Costambar taxi stand. He picked me up at the Villa and came back to get me at the Teleferico at our agreed upon time and drove me home. I payed at the return trip.
Locally, I would recommend the Catamaran Restaurant on the beach. It is at the end of the beach road. And for a change of beach pace lounging at the pool at the Los Mangos Golf club was great. I also indulged in a massage at the spa there, which was also very relaxing.
Best Ocean Breezes
When we booked a trip to the caribbean for June we hadn't thought of the heat. This was a non issue for this great home. The cross breeze going through the home was the best. We were never hot. All the bedrooms have air conditioning and each works really well. The house itself is very spacious and fully equipt with linens, towels, all kitchen items you could need and they have even thought to keep sunblock and bug spray in the house in case you forget. We made plans ahead of time for transportation from the Puerto Plata airport. The driver was recommended to us from Allen and he couldn't have been nicer. Although he is not an official tour guide he knows everyone and everything in tihs part of the DR. We did rent a car for the later part of the trip. I only recommend renting a car after you have been out a few times and got the lay of the land and definitely get the GPS. Jennys is the market in Costambar which will get you the basics. La Sirena is a walmart like store which has the most options. We discovered the store once we had the rent a car and will be making this our first stop during our next visit.
Every day we took a morning walk around the neighborhood. It is beautiful. First we walked along the beach and then weaved in and out of all the streets to admire the architecture and landscapes of the homes. We also saw roosters and horses on all our walks. We had breakfast at home and then ventured out for lunch and dinner. We went to some of the restaurants Allen recommended and they were all great. A few nights we stayed in costambar and enjoyed the local restaurants. Out of Costambar Tres Cocos was by far my favorite and for authentic dominican food go to the mofungo king in sosua on the beach. You won't be disappointed.
Last but not least is Isidro the property manager. Isidro came by every day to check on us and make sure everything was going smoothly. He is such a kind man and since we have never had a vacation like this where we rented a home for the week, he made us feel comfortable and at home.
For those who like to keep their options open this charming vacation renatal is a great choice if you like to be on tyour own schedule
Hi Elyse. I am so happy that you enjoyed your vacation stay at our beautiful house in Costambar. Although we do have wonderful breezes off of the ocean, this year we did install air conditioners in all bedrooms for the very few times when the humidity is high. As you pointed out, the breezes really allow for comfort all year round. My staff, both Isidro and Maria-Elena have been with me for many years and they take great pride in providing excellent services to our clients.
I am looking forward to renting to you in the near future.
There is a beautiful Cable Car ride up the mountain in Puerto Plata 10 minutes from our house. Puerto Plata is an old port city with beautiful old Victorian houses. There are many very good restaurants many interesting sightseeing activities. From Costambar there are several day trips within a reasonable driving distance. There are also Casinos and discos within a 15 minute ride from our house.