Sangmi, December 2016
It was a great experience staying in Frans’s property. We were impressed by the great quality and care in the architecture, furniture, landscaping and every little detail. Not sure what’s wrong with Airbnb attachment system but it was hard to get the directions file from Frans at first. But later on it was not so hard to find the place. Upon our arrival, they invited us to their place and served us coffee (grown on the premises) and made us mango (also from their land) juice. We would’ve enjoyed more time with them. On the last day of our stay, we had a bit of water issue but it was quickly resolved. You need to turn on hot water switch 30 min before you want to use it, so it’s a bit inconvenient if you come back from the beach and want to freshen up right away. But other than that, it was very well equipped if you plan to cook there. They also let us use a small BBQ, which was very kind of them. The breakfast they provided was excellent and abundant. I’m sure any other food service they offer would be great too. If we were big eaters we would’ve definitely ordered some food they offer. All in all, a great place you can’t find at that price. Highly recommended.
Superb property, breath taking views. The property does justice to its name “Dreamview”. The apartment was as described and would stay there again. Frans and Christina were very good hosts and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. After our late arrival, they put together a delicious dinner so we didn’t have to drive back into town and get food. Overall the best experience I’ve had on Airbnb.
Ralph, April 2016
The air up there in the mountains was always pleasant and we never needed to use the air conditioners during our stay. “Junior”, the chief of the work crew, took us around the property and showed various pants, which grow there, and what they are used for. By the time we left, we had developed a wonderful friendship with Frans, Cristina and Junior, and we will definitely return to their wonderful “Dream View Estates” some time in the near future.
Rosanna J. Luna, March 2016
Thank you for be so nice Frans, I really loves staying with you guys. The house is amazing, the view is out of this world. Totally recommend it. Hope to see you guys soon.
Nuestra estadía en la casa de Cristina fue excelente. Es una casa muy grande, LIMPIA, con una vista increíble. Lo que mas nos gusto fueron los pequeños detalles: una bienvenida con frutas del jardín, las atenciones de Cristina, walkie talkies para comunicarnos con ella (vive al lado) si teníamos cualquier solicitud, etc. La casa no tiene muy fácil acceso si no tienes vehículo 4×4, pero no es imposible llegar (no teníamos 4×4 y todo bien). Gracias por todo Cristina, fue un placer!
Katarzyna, February 2016
We spent almost a month at Frans & Cristina place! They welcomed us with a big jug of mango juice and basket of fruits from their garden. Frans and Cristina are both fantastic people. Frans runs the administration and Cristina is the soul and the heart of the whole business! There are two houses, something as 50 meters one from the other. One is inhabited by the hosts, the other (2 apartments) is for guests. We had the ground floor apartment which is very spacious with the amazing ocean view! The kitchen is well equipped – we cooked our meals everyday. Couple of times Cristina fed us with some dominican dishes as stewed red beans or vegetable soup. The farm itself has a charm of a secret garden ;o) There are coco, mango, caffee, papaya, banana and avocado trees. Everyday we picked the whole basket of delicious, ripe mangos! We harvested lettuce, coriander, cucumbers – everything fresh and organic! It was fun for us! There are two gardeners Junior and Jose working at the farm so there is always somebody within the eyesight. Junior speaks English so we used to have some small chats with him. He offered fresh milk from his cows and we produced our own cottage cheese out of the milk. We even run a „ cheese making workshop” for Frans, Cristina, their daughter and son in low as well as gardeners. Thanks to Cristina we visited countryside schools (as she runs the healthcare foundation) what was extremely interesting experience if you want to get to know anything about life in Dominican Republic. The best thing about being at this place is living non touristic life in the real dominican neighbourhood! Advanced users may not be fully satisfied with the internet. Overall we highly reccomend this location.
Response from Frans:
Katarzyna and Wojtec, Thank you for you kind review – it was a pleasure to have you around! And believe it or not, we’re finally getting those internet problems worked out! Though this is the Dominican Republic, and there’s always a next hick-up around the corner …. All the best to you, hope to see you back, Cristina and Frans
Laura, February 2016
Cristina and Frans were helpful, supportive, and wonderful hosts. They gave excellent recommendations for food and activities in the area as well as for travel outside of Puerto Plata. We had great time and conversations in a variety of languages, and they were always available for us. Cristina is a super chef and they shared with us many fresh fruit and vegetables. Their villa is beautiful and charming. Very quite and relaxing. I can not really describe the view but it is really like a dream. We had a wonderful experience! I wish that we could stay longer. I really recommend this paradise to everyone.
Ethan, January 2016
We rented this property for our honeymoon, and were not disappointed in the least. Frans and Cristina were wonderful. They gave us great directions, lots of information, and were very attentive throughout our stay. The property was beautiful and exactly as described. We felt very comfortable and safe in the area. Any questions were promptly answered by either the hosts or the staff of the property. We would definitely return to the property and recommend it to others!
Nasha, January 2016
The dream villa owns up to its name and exceeds expectations. The photographs on the website make the incredible view absolutely no justice! The hosts are very warm and welcoming and make you feel right at home. We had a last minute change on our reservation two days prior to arrival and without any trouble they were able to accommodate! The breakfast is a a meal set for kings and the security guards are a charm. Just make sure you’re prepared to drive up a rocky road to get to the house but it’s all worth it! Definitely coming back!