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Authentic Beachfront Caribbean Hideaway-Crashing Surf, Palms, & Tradewinds!

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2 bedrooms, in-room safe, desk, WiFi
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach towels
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Overview of Authentic Beachfront Caribbean Hideaway-Crashing Surf, Palms, & Tradewinds!

Entire homePrivate host

Authentic Beachfront Caribbean Hideaway-Crashing Surf, Palms, & Tradewinds!

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4.3/5 Excellent

Entire home

2 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays
Gaspar Hernandez, Espaillat Province

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCabarete Beach16 min drive
  • Popular LocationPlaya Magante18 min drive
  • Popular LocationKite Beach19 min drive
  • AirportSantiago (STI-Cibao Intl.)66 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 5
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 single bed
    1 sofa bed
Bathroom 1
    Shower
Bathroom 2
    Shower
Outside
    Shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Authentic Beachfront Caribbean Hideaway-Crashing Surf, Palms, & Tradewinds!

Family fun at the shore
It's a charming old beach house. Everything rusts with the high salt content in the air and the constant breeze, so I have to replace the refrigerator, stove, ceiling fans every 3 years so. If something breaks down, no problem just let me know and I will have a repair man fix it right away. There are three cats on the property, that pretty much do what they please. Mercutio, Rayas, and Nero remain with the property because there are fruit trees, and fruit trees attract rats. Before booking, please ask yourself if a crazy old beach house is really what you want on your vacation. For some people it's the last paradise, but others may find it too secluded, wild and rustic. I just want to make sure it's the vacation my guests were hoping for. If you're unsure, shoot me an email and I'd be happy to answer any questions or concerns.

Now, if you're an adventurous soul, are you ready to go someplace where you can relax on the beach all day and fall asleep to the surf pounding on the shore at night? Want to know what it's like to really live Island Life? Wondering if there's anything left unspoiled and beautiful in the Caribbean? Then Casa Costello is where you need to be.
Lie beneath a palm frond roof, sip coffee on the terrace with stunning views. With two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, two large terraces, and a cabana overlooking the beach, you'll have plenty of room to spread out in the shade and enjoy the trades. Our place is private and quiet. One side of a beat up wooden door is all flowers, hammock and birds, the other side is the deserted beach you've only imagined in your dreams! (No jellyfish, lots of sand dollars, star fish, and sea-glass.)
Rustic, colorful, and original, you've never stayed at a place like this! We have little red crabs living in the garden, (and occasionally wander into the house by mistake.) There are numerous birds and lizards to watch in the yard all day, and my cats are always on patrol to keep the wildlife at bay.

As for excursions, everything from fishing, snorkeling, horseback riding, river rafting, ziplines, golfing or caving can be had within a reasonable distance.

Sustainable, ecotourism is important to me. I refuse to put up a giant concrete wall to separate my home from the beach and the people. I like the sound of the sea, I like the locals that help me take care of the place, and I like my salty window screens. I want to feel the sand beneath my feet, taste the fresh fruit and fish, and I love being a part of the community in Las Canas. I pay a price for this, sure. Every hinge or latch rusts within days, and I have to have people on call to fix things as they break. I have to replace everything electrical on a regular basis. (Just replaced the ceiling fans.) Is it worth the hassle and work? Absolutely! I bought the last piece of paradise, and I'm sharing it with the world. The reviews say it better than I can.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers a safe and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds, dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.

Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Angie Costello
Speaks English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Property is kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Beach

  • On the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sunloungers

Internet

  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage
  • Car not required

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Spices
  • Kitchen island
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender

Dining

  • Dining table

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed

Bathrooms

  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap
  • Towels provided

Entertainment

  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture

Laundry

  • Washing machine
  • Near a laundromat

Work spaces

  • Desk
  • Desk chair

Pets

  • Pet friendly

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Safe

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Boating on site
  • Golf on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Safety features

  • Deadbolt lock

General

  • Sleeps 5

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transport to and from this property

About this area

Las Canas

Located in Gaspar Hernandez, this cottage is in a rural area and on the beach. Laguna SOV is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Cabarete Beach and Playa Magante. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Cabarete Beach - 16 min drive
  • Playa Magante - 18 min drive
  • Kite Beach - 19 min drive
  • Encuentro Beach - 24 min drive
  • Gri Gri Lagoon - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Santiago (STI-Cibao Intl.) - 66 min drive

Restaurants

  • Colmado el Palo - 4 min drive
  • Ofrank Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Casa Blanca Restaurant - 7 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 16 reviews
5 - Excellent 63%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 16 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 16 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 16 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 16 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%

4/5 Good

An Adventure
Our stay at Casa Costello was truly an adventure! It is a beautiful, remote property with a beach that goes for miles in both directions. The privacy was amazing! Unfortunately, we had several days of pretty hard rain which caused flooding, loss of electricity, and contaminated the well. Aneuri was extremely attentive to our needs. He assisted us with all of these issues, and helped to make us comfortable and safe. He also did shopping for us and was available to help us navigate the roads when we did venture off the property. His whole family was warm and welcoming and this truly added to the overall charm.

5/5 Excellent

Cottage by the sea
First, this is not a resort experience - it is a cottage/rural experience where you enjoy peace and quiet, friendly local people. Listen to the sound of waves crashing all night and the soothing sound of a rain shower on the roof in the afternoon. Fresh fish just pulled out of the ocean for dinner on the BBQ. Miles of pristine beach to walk..... If you cannot speak any Spanish and do not want to engage with locals then this might not be the place for you. But if you want a true Dominican living experience then this is it. Not fancy, not pretentious not a resort. It's much, much better.

5/5 Excellent

Las canas vacation
My wife Kim and I had a wonderful time! Aneuri and Papa we're friendly and helpful. Language was a bit of a hurdle, but a little technology, some help from Jim, and some dogged determination; and we communicated quite well. I do think I'll learn a little more espanol for pur next visit! Highly recommend. Very relaxing private beachfront awash in local charm!

2/5 Poor

I wont return
I'll keep this short. In the washroom the toilet is damaged, dosnt flush all the time and dirty. The sinks taps are corroded. The towel rack is broken - no towels anyway. No soap. No shower curtain and right outside the shower is an electrical outlet. I went to this place to be alone. I never was. Staff were present a lot of the time just watching TV. I ended up cooking for three a lot of the time. There are over 20 windows in the main room. They were last cleaned when JFK was President.

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful and Secluded Beachfront Property with Honestly the Best Owners I Have Ever Worked With
First off, let me hand it to Jim and Angie for going out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed for this trip. The owners got in contact with us almost immediately after sending the booking request. They helped familiarize us with the area and even look at different airport destinations to make our trip more enjoyable. The property itself is everything we had hoped for. Aneuri and Papa , the caretakers of the property, were available for anything we might need. They cut open coconuts harvested from the trees on the property. They spent the time to cut open fresh Almonds that grow on the property as well. Aneuri even cooked us an excellent Arroz con Pollo dinner that was to die for. This place and the people are genuine and will stay in your hearts for years to come. If you are looking for a genuine Dominican Republic experience at a fantastic price for the amenities then this is it. The location is remote, but not far from Cabarete (a tourist town) or Gasper Hernandez so you can easily go out for groceries or to local restaurants. The locals are super friendly and very helpful. It helps if you speak Spanish, but isn't required. (With technology these days anything is possible.) We spent a week at the place and could have easily spent more time. It was a very relaxing and soul filling experience. The beach is amazing. Most of the time, we were about the only people on it. This is truly a piece of paradise. When given the chance, we definitely will return.