The Bandera Residence

puerto plata, dominican republic
6 bedroom - 6 bath
(0 reviews)
Travel dates:
$2,000 - $3,500 per night (USD)
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Property perks

  • Concierge
    A concierge service is available for this property
  • Baby rental
    equipment partner
    We work with a carefully-chosen baby equipment rental partner in this location
  • Kid & Coe
    Kid & Coe Select properties have been visited by our team and checked for their suitability for family travelers
  • Itinerary
    We provide a family-focused itinerary for properties in this destination
  • Professional
    This property is professionally managed by a trusted partner

This U-shaped one-story villa on the beachfront at Sea Horse Ranch has swaying palm trees, a raised wraparound veranda and a pool with sea views, plus rooms sleeping up to 12. It’s a glorious location - you can walk barefoot through the garden to the beach - and is designed with bright colors, vaulted ceilings and a thatched roof. Bedrooms are light, bright and spacious and the main indoor living space has a cool tile floor, lounge and billiards table. We love the colonial feel and the thought of eating dinner on the raised veranda with views of the sea. Note that there are some considerations for those traveling with younger children under ‘Things to Know’.

What we love

  • You can walk barefoot under the palm trees to the beach from this residence - and enjoy views of the sea from the pool and terrace
  • The inner living space is light and cool with tiles underfoot, a lounge and a billiards table
  • The family-sized kitchen is spacious and has all necessary appliances
  • There are 6 suites in total, including 4 spacious kingsize bedrooms, some of which open directly to the garden
  • There are 2 further twin bedrooms, both with queen-sized beds
  • All bedrooms have an ensuite bathroom and are on the same level
  • The raised terrace has a thatched roof and views of the lawn and pool
  • The pool is gently shelving, suiting smaller children
  • Lush tropical garden with lawned area, hibiscus, palm areca, seagrape and coconut trees
  • Shops within walking distance

Things to know

  • Around 30 minutes from Gregorio Luperon International Airport by car/ taxi and airport pick up is available by arrangement
  • We would recommend car hire for this residence; covered parking is available
  • No pool gate; that small children need to be watched closely as the doors to the pool and garden from the house may typically be open
  • The terrace around the house is raised up, with a small drop that could be an issue with smaller tots
  • WiFi and cable TV are available
  • Price includes a concierge service, two housekeepers and gardener, plus linens and towels
  • Additional services can be booked, including catering and a grocery shopping service - ask on booking for more information
  • A high chair, crib and nanny are also available - please ask on booking
  • There is central air conditioning throughout
  • Minimum stay is 3 nights
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
4 king
2 full / double
Jennifer K.
Member since January 28, 2014
Sea Horse Ranch has been in existence since 1990. The Puerto Plata airport opened for business in 1985 and it has taken all these 30 years for the area to mature into what it is today. Sea Horse Ranch is conveniently located 10 km from the Puerto Plata airport between the towns of Sosua and Cabarete. Cabarete is only 8 minutes down the coast and is an endless source of entertainment most notably water sports and many waterfront restaurants. We have a vibrant community with 117 built homes, all unique and attractive in their design. 37% of homeowners reside here permanently; it is a thriving community all year round. We have homeowners from around the world as Cabarete in general is an international destination, with the main foreign language being English. We have 40% North Americans, 33% Europeans, and 17% Dominicans from either Santo Domingo or Santiago who have weekend homes here. The last 9% are from other various parts of the globe. It is a wonderful community to live in or vacation in, where many of the potentially challenging aspects about adjusting to life in the Dominican Republic are taken care of for you. This includes full time electricity, excellent security, and a full restaurant on the ocean with home delivery as well as a fully staffed onsite office that does concierge, rentals, property management and accounting. Of course there are additional amenities that are pay per service such as the Tennis, Equestrian Center, and Spa Services. As an additional service, we can administrate and or rent your villa so that you can relax and enjoy your villa without adding more chores to your busy life. Of course lifestyle is one of the major motivators for home ownership in the Dominican Republic. Homeowners and rental guests move about the Ranch, enjoying all that 250 acres has to offer. Kids run free in a way that reminds us of times gone by. Sea Horse Ranch has always set the standards for gated community living in the area, and one of the things that really make us stand out is the large area of undeveloped ocean front land that is accessible to everyone in the community. On the map you can identify it as El Bosque and that is also where our Seaside Pools are located, an amenity that is enjoyed by everyone.

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Cable cars and white sand beaches

Swaying palms, stunning beaches, and wind wild enough to lift your kitesurf clean from the waves, this northerly coastal region of the Dominican Republic is a win-win, combining soothing stress-free down-time for grown-ups with awesome adventures for kids. Although well-developed as a tourist destination, there’s still a low-key vibe, with plenty of secluded spots on 67 miles of beach.