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Sea Horse Ranch

Rating: Excellent Phone: (800) 635-0991 Website: http://www.sea-horse-ranch.com/
Location: North Coast Fax: (809) 571-2374 E-Mail: [email protected]
City: Cabarete Contact: Cathy Kinsman-Neurauter Value for money: Excellent
Food: Above average Decor: Excellent Service: Excellent
Comments:
Having stayed in many Caribbean vacation rentals from large all-inclusives to small B&B's, we feel that the most romantic and most comfortable of holidays in the tropics have been in private villas. On most Caribbean islands, a private villa rental could and often does cost a fortune, but that is not the case in the Dominican Republic. There are many private villas for rent through out this gorgeous island-nation, but the nicest of all of these are the villas to be found in Sea Horse Ranch.

Seahorse Ranch is located on the outskirts of Cabarete on the DR's north shore. It retains the feeling of country side though the enclave of villas is beautiful, lush and sophisticated in layout and design, leaving no rough edges to be seen.

Each villa is distinct in floor plan, size, extent of renovation and update, and price, of course. But if you are travelling as a couple and take a smaller villa (as did we), the sense of tranquility and romance can not be surpassed. And, if you are travelling as an extended family or group of friends, the luxury of your accomodations is a true bargain when evaluated on the per person cost. Smaller or larger, the villas all have lovely, private properties and pristine pools. Maid service as well as landscape clean up and pool care are daily amenities offered with each villa. Depending on your villa and length of stay, the maid might also serve as your cook for the vacation.

In fact, the overall sense of maintenance of the Seahorse complex grounds and individual villa properties is one of the many facets of Seahorse Ranch that distinguishes it from other vacation accomodations throughout the Caribbean.

In addition to your own villa pool, there is a large, natural looking and aesthetically pleasing pool near the club house and restaurant where you can also find one of the beaches that dot the property. Again, these beaches, while small, are immaculate. Every square inch of Seahorse Ranch sparkles and pleases the eye with towering palms, ginger in bloom, and every shade of green lining the walkways. In a secure, quiet, delightful environment, you can walk the extensive property----day or night!

The restaurant fare and decor gives the Ranch a distinctly Dominican flavor, but the people you will find vacationing are not only Dominican but Spanish, Italian, French, Scandinavian and, yes, even some Americans like us. But you will have to look for them. The ranch sprawls out over 250 acres and with the exception of dinner at the very nice restaurant with above average fare, you could spend your whole day without seeing any one.

If the quietude is too much for you, the seaside resort town of Sosua is only five minutes away. In Sosua, you will find more night life, an array of dining options and shops of all kinds.

After travelling the Caribbean for decades and realizing now that the DR has become one of the most lovely and intriguing destinations in the area, we were so pleased to spend our nine days of recent vacation in the Dominican Republic. Of that time, four days were spent at Seahorse Ranch and we loved every minute of that stay. Before you book a hotel room, take a look at Seahorse Ranch. You won't be sorry!
Author E-Mail: [email protected] Review date: 10/1/2005

 

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I only noticed large villas available for rental. Do they have any smaller villas similar to the one you mentioned, designed for two people? Thank you kindly, ciao
Author: marcus Posted at 19:23 01/21/2009
What about the rumor that some of the villas are rented with children for sex?
Author: jas falon Posted at 13:15 12/20/2007

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