Is this a slice of heaven? You’ll think so when you see Casa Kimball, an exclusive, private villa located on the pristine north coast of the island of the Dominican Republic. Situated on 3 acres of property facing the Atlantic Ocean, it’s surrounded by almond trees, coco palms, and abundant flowering vines and shrubs. As the staff put it, “At this Caribbean luxury private rental villa, all the details are carefully considered to cater to travelers wanting to escape the average and to experience the sublime.” It’s not only sublime in terms of décor, but it’s also roomy: 8 bedrooms accommodate up to 18, making it an ideal family getaway. Contemporary through and through, its open plan invites the ocean breeze and warm sunshine to meld indoors and outdoors together in one relaxing whole.
Expansive seating in the lounge area looks out on the 156-foot infinity pool and is only steps away from one dining spot; a more formal dining table and chairs have their own special alcove, also open to the magnificent view. Up a “floating” staircase are bedrooms with curtained four-posters; downstairs, there’s plenty to do during waking hours. Villa entertainment includes not just the pool but volleyball, croquet, badminton, and a cliff-edge hot tub. Indoors, you’ll find billiards, plasma TV with DVD, Xbox, karaoke, “surround” sound both indoors and out, Wi-Fi throughout, and iPod docks in every room. Added to this the services of a full-time concierge, personal chef, and other staff to see to your every need, and you’ll truly think you have landed in a corner of heaven. It’s a vacation villa of a lifetime: Casa Kimball.