3 Advantages Of Luxury Villas Over A Hotel

It’s not a surprise that luxury villas have become the trend, tempting travelers with offers of exotic locations, private beach access, and personal chefs.

Luxury villas are now the places where tourists stay for the period of their vacations, whenever they travel to the world to have a royalty treatment and a lifetime experience.

5-star hotels were once the ‘luxury experience’ most people craved. However, experiences are now edging towards more relaxed vacations where wellness, independence, and privacy are prioritized.

Luxury Villas - Dominican Republic

Private Pool

LUXURY VILLAS

Luxury Villas are derived from the word “luxury” meaning a state of great comfort or elegance, especially when involving great expense. “Villa” is a large and luxurious country house in its own grounds.
According to Trip Advisor, Luxury Villa means a great comfort or elegance especially when
involving great expenses. More people prefer luxury villa than a hotel because the luxury villa is secured in terms of privacy and security.
Luxury villas are usually located at Green Islands like Bali in Indonesia, where people travel from around the world to explore to have a lifetime experience. In terms of Property Management luxury villas are eco-friendly and have a conducive environment for living.
Luxury villas located in the outskirts of the city and get more patronized by International
tourists. They usually found on an island to attract tourists coming to spend some couple of months on vacations, annual leave from work or during holidays.

HOTELS
According to Wikipedia, the term hotel is an establishment that provides a paid lodging on a short-term basis.
Hotel is made inside the city for people that come to attend workshops, seminars or any other thing happening in a short period of time, not for long stay.
Hotels are not that secured because of security issues CCTV camera captures all footage of everyone that walks into the premises on daily basis.
For the traveler eager to avoid crowded swimming pools, expensive food, and the general
busyness that a hotel atmosphere brings, here are 3 advantages that should convince you to choose a luxury villa rental for your next trip.

Advantages of Luxury Villas over Hotels

1. Luxury Villas have more Privacy.
One of the biggest advantages of staying in a luxury villa is privacy. And it’s offered at a level that even 5-star hotels can’t beat.
When you choose to stay in a villa you have a whole property to yourself, for guaranteed peace and serenity. The exclusivity plan of your own residence means that there are no obnoxious neighbors, and no other travelers to share your space with.
If you secure a villa with a gym, you can sweat without anyone looking; villas are so private that you can swim naked if that’s your thing!

2. More Reasons to stay in a villa over a hotel.
One of the biggest misconceptions about travel is the assumption that hotels offer the best rates. But if you are traveling with a group of people, or booking an extended stay, you’ll probably find that few hotels can compete with the value of money you get from renting a luxury villa.
Whether you are looking for two bedrooms or twelve, the room rates are often more affordable than a 5-star hotel. And with self-contained facilities, like a full kitchen, laundry, and other amenities like a swimming pool and gym, you’ll also save significantly on expensive charges for food, drink, and activities.
Depending on the size of your family or group, a villa could cost as little as $100 per person or couple per night. And that is for an exclusive property, often with a private pool, beach access, and separate pavilions.
From all this researched and analysis Luxury Villas are more secured in terms of privacy, fast internet, good food, eco-friendly environmental, royal experience, best tourist experience and much more while Hotels are usually for local travelers which usually lodge for a short period of time.

3. Luxury Etcetera
Most of the best luxury villas are actually holiday homes of the rich and the passionate. Here are some of the perks you can expect in the villas. Mostly, owners guide the design of the villas and themselves stay in the villa; hence, villas are usually more lavish, grand and at the same time exude a homely feel. Antique and reclaimed wood furniture, elegant interiors with collectible paintings, tropical gardens with day beds, balconies facing the beach and the setting sun, spacious bathrooms with baths overlooking nature are some of the common features.
The owners usually use the service of an expert in Property Management, staff, facilities and comfort features of the villa, hence when its available for rent you can expect the same high quality of service and sense of loyalty from the staff. Special Gardens, fully equipped kitchen with oven and barbecue, big bathrooms and cinema rooms are some features hard to match, even from some of the best five-star hotels.

Luxury Villas - Dominican Republic

Outdoor Terrace

Sea Horse Ranch, a lovely residential villa resort on the north shore of the Dominican Republic

Check out this neighborhood, Sea Horse Ranch!

Sea Horse Ranch near Cabarete, on the north shore of Dominican Republic, is a lovely residential villa resort to own a second home or rent a vacation villa for your next holiday. What a great place to spend your time!

Today I took a bike ride around the area and checked out the beautiful Equestrian Center and the beach club restaurant. These two facilities are most impressive!

Beach Club Restaurant

Sea Horse Ranch Beach Club Restaurant

Residential gated communities, DR

Beach Club Outdoor Terraces

Equestrian Center

Equestrian Center

The horses at the barn are very well cared for. Most are privately owned and there are also horses owned by the ranch which is used for their trail riding business. I would recommend this outfit over any other I have yet seen in the Dominican Republic.

There are many beautiful private homes in this gated community, like this one below in the photo, Villa Windward. Each of them has well maintained, tropically landscaped yards and the streets are lined with palms and meandering sidewalks which invite one to take a casual saunter down to the beach area.

Villa Windward in Sea Horse Ranch

Villa Windward in Sea Horse Ranch

Here I found the most picturesque ocean overlook, complete with lounge chairs on small and private peninsula overlooks and a pool with a landscaped waterfall effect.

Next, I took the meandering walkway through the woods and found my way to the restaurant which sits in the most spectacular location. Perched upon the limestone cliff above the ocean with turquoise waves breaking below, it is an open-air dining room with glass walls which makes for a breathtaking view from any table. They serve lunch and dinner daily.

Sea Horse Ranch Restaurant

Sea Horse Ranch Beach Club dining

For anyone looking for a prime real estate in the Dominican Republic, be it a home or empty lot on which to build your dream house, Sea Horse Ranch is the perfect location.

Call us at 809-885-2260 and or send us an email: sabine@selectcaribbean.com

Residential gated communities, DR

Aerial View

Unique Dominican Republic Farm near Cabrera

An exceptionally beautiful 677 acre (2.7 million square meters) Dominican Republic farm, lies high in the lush coastal range behind the seaside village of Abreu, near Cabrera on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.

Just an hour from the Puerto Plata International Airport (POP) is this very special Dominican Republic farm with inspiring ocean views. Verdant forests of Acacia trees are connected by 2 miles (3km) of interior roads.

This absolute incredible Dominican Republic farm is now offered for US$ 1,900,000

775 meters (900 feet) above sea-level in places, this unique piece of real estate farmland represents an opportunity to live and invest in the Dominican Republic. The property includes smaller streams and several ponds. The larger ponds are stocked with trout while the river teems with freshwater shrimp. Many wild animals call this property home; these include parrots, wild turkey, owl, and javelin.

Farm View Cabarera Abreu Dominican Republic

Tropical meadow view of the farm in Abreu

New to the property is a three bedroom farmhouse with its own kitchen & living room. The house id totally off the grid. It has its own solar hot water heater and an independent electrical system with solar panels, batteries, and inverter.

At the moment, the farm supports 500 cows, producing both milk and grass-fed beef. Working infrastructure includes miles of fencing and a farmhouse. But the real gem of the farm is the park-like plateau located in a high section of the property. Here, an island of perfect peace exists where trade wind breezes and panoramic views of mountains and the sea combine to form a setting unrivaled anywhere.

This Dominican Republic farm stands alone in the wide array of Dominican Real Estate offerings. Perfectly suited as a gentleman’s farm or large family compound, the property also has great potential for development. A boutique spa hotel with miles of walking nature trails would go well here. So, too, would a community of luxury homes, each with inspiring views and perfect privacy.

The farm is just a few miles from the fabulous Robert Trent Jones 18-hole golf course at Playa Grande. Wonderful beaches and great fishing are just minutes away. The farm was purchased 12 years ago and is now on the market again and represented by Select Caribbean Properties.

Caribbean Farmland, Dominican Republic

Three Bedroom Farm House

Farm Cattle Grazing Cabrera Abreu Dominican Republic

Dairy Farm in Abreu/Cabrera

Fish Pond on Farm in Cabrera Abreu Dominican Republic

Fish Pond on farm in Cabrera

House Hunting Cabrera Villa in …. the Dominican Republic

The New York Times presents some interesting information for those who are house hunting in Cabrera in the Dominican Republic – SOLD

In a recent article, “House Hunting in…The Dominican Republic”, Roxana Popescu drew attention to the opportunities that are available in real estate right now.

In particular, we at Select Caribbean Properties are excited to have one of our listed properties highlighted in her article: Casa de Caña. The property is naturally beautiful and has been thoughtfully laid out, including solar powered electricity, a detached garage, a swimming pool and stairs down to the shoreline. It is currently being managed by a staff of six people and has a robust rental schedule.

Casa de Caña is located in a lush, secluded area just outside of Cabrera, a charming small town on the north coast. Cabrera has about 25,000 people and has all the basic, modern amenities such as banks, restaurants, supermarkets and medical facilities.

In particular, Ms. Popescu’s article highlighted four reasons why the Dominican Republic market is hot right now for property investment:

1. The prices per square foot of luxury homes in the Dominican Republic are among the lowest in the Caribbean. Beginning at around $100 per square foot and maxing out at around $420 per square foot for prime ocean front properties.

2. Parties can choose their preferred currency. This proves to be very useful for those whose native currency is something other than USD.

3. In the luxury real estate market, houses typically top out at $5 million on the north coast. Compared to other Caribbean locations, this price is modest and provides incredible value.

4. For properties priced between the $1 million and $5 million dollar range, it is a buyer’s market right now in the country. The prices are stable and often negotiable.

The featured property in the article is part of our portfolio at Select Caribbean. Her description of the property is perfect and very accurate. We are proud to feature this property along with our other properties.

If you would like to find out more about Casa de Caña or any of our other exclusive properties, contact us today and let’s talk about how we can help you make your dreams a reality.

Home Buyers Questions, Dom.Rep.

House Hunting in … the Dominican Republic

Casa de Cana in Cabrera - Oceanfront - Dom.Rep.

Pool & views at Casa de Cana

Casa de Cana in Cabrera - Oceanfront - Dom.Rep.

Living room at Casa de Cana

Casa de Cana in Cabrera - Oceanfront - Dom.Rep.

Outdoor terrace at Casa de Cana

Dominican Republic Real Estate Market is Picking up

Dominican Republic Real Estate Market

Many positive changes have happened to the north coast of the island and for that reason, the Domincan Republic real estate market is picking up.

Flights from the US, Canada, and Europe are bringing thousands of tourists to the north coast resort communities of the Dominican Republic. Real estate professionals, including the dedicated agents at Select Caribbean Properties, noted a distinct uptick in inquiries and showings as the “high season” of Dominican Republic Real Estate in Cabarete and Sosua appeared to be off to an early start.

View of Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

The long-anticipated opening of Amber Cove, the luxurious new Carnival Cruise Lines port and tourist village at Maimon, just west of Puerto Plata, kicked off in early October with the arrival of the first ship of the 2015-16 season. The Carnival Victory arrived on October 6, carrying nearly 3000 guests, and hundreds fanned out into Puerto Plata and nearby North Coast towns wanting to experience the beauty of the Dominican Republic’s historic North Coast. A second ship, Carnival Fantasy, tied up at Amber Cove on the 15th of October. Dozens more arrivals are scheduled between now and April of 2016, and the exciting new Dominican Republic destination is proving to be a huge success, according to Carnival.

Promenade of the Amber Cove Cruise Port

Carnival Cruise Port near Puerto Plata

At the moment, Carnival Cruise Lines and associated companies, plan only 1-day stops at Amber Cove as part of 1-week cruises originating in Miami. But in years to come, Carnival will offer 2-week packages that include a week aboard ship and a week ashore in the beautiful North Coast of the Dominican Republic. Many view this as a potential boom to

Many view this as a potential boom to the Dominican Republic Real Estate market as Cruise Line guests seek Rental Villas and Rental Condos in Cabarete, Sosua and greater Puerto Plata. Real estate professionals agree that some of these visitors will end up as buyers in the quickly-expanding North Coast Dominican Republic luxury real estate market.

Those of us who live here see excitement and action in coming years as more and more visitors explore the beautiful North Coast of the Dominican Republic. Aside from Carnival Cruise Lines’ newly-opened facility, Royal Caribbean is planning a port near Playa Dorada, between Puerto Plata and Sosua. Airlines have begun increasing service into Puerto Plata (POP) International Airport as well as nearby Santiago (STI) International Airport. A wave is coming, and now is the time to invest in everything from luxury villas to beachfront condos in the expanding real estate market on the Dominican Republic’s North Coast.

Sosua Beach with view to Puerto Plata

Sosua Bay with mountain Torre de Isabella in Puerto Plata

 

Cabarete Beachfront Condo in Cabarete Bay

Imagine yourself in Kiting Paradise surrounded by gorgeous ocean views while breathing in the fresh air. This Cabarete Beachfront Condo in Cabarete Bay is one of the best to rent or to buy.

Pool with ocean view

Beachfront Rental Condo in Cabarete

This Cabarete Beachfront Condo has one of the best locations! Some of the strongest ocean winds we have in Cabarete and that is why this has been always a special spot for Kite Surfers, Surfers, and other extreme sports activist. Though their little secret has become increasingly popular, but it still remains a well-protected gem of the Dominican Republic.

We have some of the strongest ocean winds in Cabarete and that is why this has been always a special spot for Kite Surfers, Surfers, and other extreme sports activist. This little secret has become increasingly popular, but it still remains a well-protected gem of the Dominican Republic.

Recently the Dominican Republic has been named the Caribbean’s “Next Best Thing” and one of the top travel destinations by Lonely Planet for activities, value for money, and events held in the country. With investors such as (EBAY and Google owners,) Cabarete properties, especially beachfront condos are high in demand. In even higher demand are oceanfront properties at a competitive price, since there are very few of these left.

With increased interest in ocean front apartments, the Select Caribbean Properties team is pleased to introduce one of the newest properties available which is for rent and for sale. The Cabarete Beachfront Condo comes fully furnished and is ready to move in.

Only US$ 280.00 per night. Located in a secure gated community with 24 hours electricity and private parking. Don’t let this deal slip out of your hands. For US$ 840,000 it is yours!

Contact Select Caribbean Properties for more details and reserve your vacation today.

Pathway of condo complex Cabarete

Pathway between condo building and the ocean, Cabarete beach

View from terrace

View from beachfront condo at Cabarete beach

Private, Peaceful & Sensational Location

Beautiful Hacienda El Choco Home is now finished and for sale for US$ 595,000

This very beautiful 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom Hacienda El Choco Home has, in addition,  2 powder rooms and 2 outdoor showers and is located in the residential gated community in Haciendas El Choco. The home is now finished and occupied by its satisfied owners who decided to move to the Dominican Republic.

The 325 square meter big house features a generous infinity-edge pool, Coraline pool terrace, a kiosk with bar, half bath, and outdoor shower and 2.000 square meters of landscaping. The house boasts some really unusual features such as polished Coraline and oak floors, stone wall finishes, custom kitchen and mahogany windows & doors. A few extras, specified by the owner, were a 12-panel solar array with inverter and batteries, solar hot water heater and extensive additional landscaping that included a dozen large palms, hedges and specimen beds. The total construction time was 7 1/2 month.

Select Caribbean Properties still has a few lots for sale in this beautiful residential gated community which is located between Sosua and Cabarete on the north shore of the Dominican Republic only a few minutes drive from supermarkets, restaurants, and beaches.

We are offering real estate, architecture, construction, landscaping, and decoration service. We would like to give you a tour for your convenience. Send us an email to arrange a viewing or call us at 809-885-2260.

kitchen

Kitchen of the 3 bedroom home in Hacienda El Choco

Dining & Living area with stone wall

Home Villa Real Estate Hacienda El Choco Sosua-Cabarete DR

Living Room with beautiful stone wall

Home Real Estate Bathroom Cabarete

Bathroom

New home pool real estate Cabarete Dominican Republic

Backyard with infinity pool

Cabarete, Hacienda El Choco, Terrace

Terrace with wood beams

Entrance

Main Entrance

Backyard of the villa

Backyard with pool

Kiosk and pool

Pool with kiosk