Villa, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 10 Baths, (Sleeps 26) Full staff of 13
We're the Potters, from Northern Virginia. We didn't buy Sunrise Villa, we designed and built it. We're both semi-retired, and actively involved in the running of the property and it is our favorite little corner of paradise. KP does the managment and marketing side, JP does the creative. you'll see her work throughout the villa. Our 3 sons absolutely love Sunrise Villa. Our extended family have all enjoyed time there as well. We love luxury travel but prefer luxury that is laid back, understated, and relaxing. Sunrise fits that philosophy to a tee.
Kevin purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Kevin chose Cabrera
We love the Dominican Republic. The island is lush and beautiful. The ocean is stunning. We love the food, the cigars, and the rum. The real secret is the Dominicans themselves. They are the nicest folks in the Caribbean. We donate 100% of any profits locally. Currently 4 staff children receive scholarships to attend private schools. We are also the sole support of the local youth soccer league. 100 kids!
What makes this Villa unique
Sunrise Villa is a very unique property. We promise you'll find no place like it on the island, and probably not in the Caribbean. The villa design is like no other. The house is very very upscale, but also extremely laid back, relaxing, and comfortable. Sunrise is our personal getaway/party palace on the beach. Come visit us and see why we have so many repeat guests. The key to our success is the wonderful staff at the villa. Come see why so many people call the the our folks the "best villa staff ever" Sunrise is very popular with multi-generation family groups
No smoking in bedrooms
This site's information on cancellation options does cover our policies, please inquire.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
I NEVER WRITE REVIEWS GOOD OR BAD THIS PLACE MAKES YOU WANT TO WORDS CANT DESCRIBE THE ENJOYMENT WE ALL HAD FROM THE TIME WE WALKED IN TO THE TIME WE LEFT JUST INCREDIBLE AND AS GREAT AS THE PLACE IS THE STAFF IS EVEN BETTER THANK YOU EVERYONE WE WILL BE BACK
Thank you for your kind words and thank you for being our guests.
Third Time and Still a Charm!
Just returned from my third trip to Sunrise Villa, and it was as amazing as ever. Great food, accommodations, and people. Of course, massages and pedicures were part of the trip. Loved the half day outing to various local attractions, and the lunch at Playa Preciosa. How do I spell relaxation? Sunrise Villa.
Best Vacation of My Life
This trip could not have been any better. I've traveled all over the world during my 20+ year military career and Sunrise Villa ranks at the top of my most enjoyable experiences. First of all, the Dominican Republic is a gorgeous and friendly country. The people are kind and eager to assist at all times. Kevin Potter has created a paradise in the midst of an already beautiful setting. Sunrise Villa is perfectly positioned to capture the true beauty of the island while offering all the amenities you would expect from a top tier resort. It has the feel of home, perfect for both a family with kids or adult getaway. The staff of Sunrise Villa go out of their way to make your stay perfect. Taking a page out of the playbook of Mr. Walt Disney, they are never in the way but always there when you need them. Sunrise Villa offers connections to many other getaway options. I took advantage of a three hour four-wheeler tour into the mountains offered from Everything Under the Sun Tours. Chris and team have a variety of options for all tastes and adventure levels. Our escorted excursions into the town and local beaches gave us even more flavor of the culture of the city, something I cherish as a person who loves to see humanity. I cannot end this without talking about the food. If you like fresh seafood every day, well prepare to be in Heaven. Many mornings I sat in perfect solitude enjoying the view of the namesake enjoying my cup of joe while watching tiny fishing vessels, often 1-2 manned, heading out to fish. When they returned with their catch that afternoon, Sunrise Villa chef (Frank) would select the evenings meal plan. Fresh Mahi-Mahi and some of the biggest Red Snapper I have ever seen were a daily addition to the menu. Juices squeezed from fresh fruits, the purest and tastiest meats and cheeses, you name it. It was just awesome. All in all, it was an amazing trip and I can't wait to return!
Amazing from start to finish.
Near Southeast Community Partners is a Washington DC based organization that supports schools and the environment. We decided to hold a retreat at the villa to plan for future growth, team building and more. It was the best decision that we could have made.
As a result of the surroundings, we accomplished everything the we set out to do. We have a plan for the future, a new outlook on our mission and are excited for what we can accomplish going forward.
We arrived at the villa to a staff waiting to greet us with open arms, ushered us to the Mañana bar for a welcome drink and we had a wonderful dinner overlooking the pool and beach. Each meal was exceptional. We combined work with fun and relaxation. All of our meetings ran over and we found that no one was looking at their watches. Some of our directors went on a scuba diving trip and we all explored the wonders of Cabrera and surrounding area lead by the staff at the villa.
If your organization is looking to hold a retreat, why sit in a conference room with a view of 4 walls when you can look at the pool and the ocean? Why not stay in a place that is exclusive to your group?
The only downside to going to the villa is leaving when the trip is over.
The property, staff and surroundings are amazing and our group is already planning a return trip.
Thank you for an experience we will never forget.
Best vacation ever!!
The wonderful setting, the great and attentive staff, everything was perfect. I especially liked having separate buildings or floors for each couple. That allowed for the ultimate in privacy. The food was simple, but very healthy and delicious. Each breakfast, lunch, and dinner were different, no duplications. The spa and pool were always the perfect temperature too. I was also surprised at the daily laundry service. Next time, I can limit my packing to just a few things. I totally would recommend this place to family and friends.
Fantastic place to vacation
Great food, staff,and accommodations. Very fun off site beach excursions.
Highly recommended, this is the place you need to go.
Thank you all.
Kevin and Kay
Scuba, Deep Sea Fishing, Touring, Whale Watching, Beach Bonfire Parties with live music and Much, Much More