Villa, 6 Bedrooms + Crib and Futon, 7.5 Baths, (Sleeps 18)
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Security Gate for pool areaSecurity Gate for pool area
Pets allowed - Non refundable pet fee of $200Non refundable pet fee of $200
Parties/events allowed - with prior approval with prior approval
No smoking - Outside smoking onlyOutside smoking only
Max guests: 18
Minimum age of primary renter: 22 - Mature adults are welcomeMature adults are welcome
- Cancellation Policy: 50% to secure a reservation with balance due 30 Days prior to vacation start. Deposits are refunded IF the villa is re-rented
- Maids tip of $5 per person per day is collected in advance
- No Local 'Entertainers' are allowed in the villa
Our charming seaside community is home to Ocean World, the Caribbean's largest and newest interactive marine aquatic park where you swim with dolphins, snorkel in a huge salt water aquarium, watch sea lions perform or enjoy a wide variety of other activities, A Casino, oceanside restaurant, disco, entertainment clubhouse with Las Vegas style shows and marina with dive shop is also open
If you desire a more active vacation, talk to the local tour operator about abundant adventures. Choose from a horseback ride into the mountains, a jeep safari to amazing waterfalls, a catamaran snorkeling trip along the ocean, try white water rafting, ride a cable car up the mountain, take the kids to a go cart park, play tennis and much more, There is a Robert Trent Jones golf course and additional casinos about 6 miles away.
Detailed Orientation Books at the Villa provide additional information on Meal Planning, Restaurant Guides, Activities & Tours
Cindy & John Charters
- english, limited Spanish
About Cindy & John Charters
My husband and I are beach bums... we grew up vacationing at seaside beaches. I spent summers at the (New) Jersey shore and my husband at Cape Cod MA. Although we constantly debate over which is the better place in the States (NJ shore or Cape Cod), one thing we both agree on is that Playa Cofresi, Dominican Republic is always the most relaxing and most unique place to vacation. Whether we are looking for quiet time floating in the pool or dozing in the hammock; or getting involved in a competitive lawn games, looking to snorkel at local beaches, or want to venture off on exciting adventures in the countryside there are always plenty of options. Of course having an attentive maid serving non-stop drinks and food is a big plus! Our 3 adult children ( plus grandchildren) have grown up at Cofresi and think of it as their 2nd home. They certainly benefited from the fun aspects-- the enjoyment of staff catering to their every need...but they also had the opportunity to live a different culture. They have learned to understand that there are many different ways to enjoy life despite economic status, and this education has been priceless. In 2006, Donald Smith (Cindy's father) passed away and the property & rental management transferred to Cindy. In memory of Don's passion for his beloved Cofresi home, for his devotion to his Dominican family, and for his love of this colorful country we will continue to cultivate his dream. We hope you will stay at our beautiful family home so that you can share our enthusiasm for this wonderful vacation destination.
Cindy & John Charters purchased this Villa in 1982
Why Cindy & John Charters chose Cofresi
Villa Vista del Mar at Playa Cofresi has been our family's second home since 1982. We first traveled to this secluded unspoiled area back in the days when there were few tourists, supermarkets did not exist in town, horse-drawn carts were a common sight, and cows wandered about on our dirt roads. This all began when Lenore and Donald Smith, Cindy's parents, went on a business trip to the Dominican Republic in 1981 and visited the North Coast where they were told they would find some of the Caribbean's prettiest beaches. They became enchanted with Playa Cofresi and on the 'spur of the moment' decided to buy property. The original house was built in 1982 when there were just a handful of homes in this pastoral ocean-side community. When they retired in 1995, they spent more time in Cofesi made major additions and improvements to the villa to provide more spacious accommodations for their extended family. The property continues to grow and change with the needs of our family and guests.
What makes this Villa unique
If you are looking for a relaxing, comfortable and affordable vacation... maybe something slightly off the beaten path you have come to right place. Villa Vista del Mar was built for comfort, fun and safety; and with expansive yards on all sides you will not feel the intrusion of neighboring homes. We have been in the hospitality business for over 30 years and have tried to think of everything to make your vacation run as smoothly and as carefree as possible. Our experienced extensive full time staff will pamper you to no end, but will also retreat to their quarters to allow you to have privacy. The maids will attend to all cooking, serving, cleaning and laundry starting in the morning with made-to-order breakfast and freshly squeezed orange juice. Throughout the day they will 'twist your arm' asking you if you'd like another pina colada while you are floating in the pool. Your most difficult decisions will be to decide what to eat and when to eat... The pampering does not end until they leave for the day... Or until your vacation ends Our full time houseman is available for airport transfer service, to run errands, to go food shopping and more. We have a manager available 24/ 7 for those “just in case” scenarios, and a local tour operator who will come to the house to help you with the multitude of activities, tours and adventures. You will be well taken care of by the many people who have become our 2nd family. There is a detailed Villa Orientation Book, Suggested Meal Planning Guide, Local Restaurant recommendations, Descriptions of Tours & Activities and more. When you arrive at the villa all you have to do is unpack and relax. Slow down. Go with the flow. Listen to the waves and songbirds. Admire the panoramic ocean and mountain views. Life is different, more relaxed. You will become quickly acclimated to the phrase 'no problema'. Hopefully you will enjoy every moment at your own private Caribbean home away from home.