Casa Kimball

  • Location: Beach / Coast
    Beach: In walking distance
    Nightlife in Cabrera: 3km (8 mins by car)
    ECO Farm: 25km (25 mins by car)
  • Puerto Plata Airport (POP): 94km (1h 45 mins by car)
    Samana Airport (AZS): 62km (1h 5 mins by car)
    Airport transfer included
    Car recommended
    Free parking

Go dance merengue, bachata or salsa and mingle with locals on a night in town in nearby Cabrera.
Opt in for a beach dinner of typical Dominican dishes with fresh fish and seafood at Playa Grande.
You'll be staying at an architectural jewel with the most magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Plan any spectacular event with professional fireworks, folklore dancers, or a live jazz quartet.

Eating out won't make much sense as your stay includes full catering by the villa's personal chef.

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An introduction to Casa Kimball

How would you describe Casa Kimball in a nutshell?

Casa Kimball is a Caribbean luxury villa rental for 18 guests near Playa Grande on the Dominican Republic's north coast. This private oceanfront villa is surrounded by almond trees and coco palms and is part of a gated community. Set onto a cliff, each of the eight suites has panoramic views of the roaring Atlantic Ocean. You'll love the 45-metre long infinity pool, the large windows and open plan layout, which break the boundaries between the inside and outside. During your entire stay Casa Kimball will be fully staffed with a villa manager, housekeepers, personal chefs and bartenders.

Casa Kimball looks amazing. Please tell us a bit about the architecture and interior design of the villa.

The villa has been designed in the modern architectural style. It’s a holistic approach with a distinct focus on blending structure, materials and purpose with the natural beauty of the location, most famously exemplified by Frank Lloyd Wright. The architect, Jasmit Rangr, of Rangr Studios in New York City, spent almost three years and close to 25 visits to the Dominican Republic to complete the design and construction. The villa’s interior naturally follows the palette of materials and textures used for the exterior: Brazilian hardwood ceilings in the same wood as the window and door frames, custom cabinetry, bars & dining table; and native, white Travertine walls and floors that flow seamlessly from the outside in.

What was your inspiration to rent out the villa as a vacation rental?

I built Casa Kimball in order to have a home in which I can go to relax by the pool any day of the year. However, heading south from New York City that many degrees of latitude requires time and so I enjoy perhaps 10 visits a year. The other 42 weeks the villa can be rented for weddings, family reunions, special birthdays, gatherings of friends, and corporate retreats. Having a full house is great for the villa and great for the staff.

Would you describe it as the house of your dreams?

Absolutely. It is truly a magical place and a one-of-a-kind property. Every time I’m there, the outside world, with its incessant demands and concerns, recedes to a comfortable distance. I’m able to relax and enjoy the beauty of the house and the Caribbean, and to really connect with the friends and family I’ve invited along for the trip.

What would you describe to be the spirit of Casa Kimball and your philosophy?

The guiding vision behind Casa Kimball is to provide elegant relaxation with an architectural structure that embraces the natural beauty of the setting. I remember very well sitting on the cliff edge with my architect over the year that we worked on the design. Facing a sweeping vista encompassing over 180 degrees of horizon, with the ocean breeze on our faces and the crash of the waves below, I asked him to replicate the feeling. And he did. Our wonderful staff completes the picture. They provide just the right balance of refined, professional service, mixed with a warm friendliness distinctive of Dominicans; you really are free to relax without a care in the world.

You are also offering a lot of different activities. What are some of the more popular among your vacation guests?

Definitely the local tour or the beach dinner with bonfire at Playa Grande.

On the local tour, guests enjoy a few hours sightseeing to our local waterfall, passing through our town park on the way to an oceanfront Bohemian bar to sample some Mama Juana. From there, continuing on to Laguna Du Du and Lago Azul to view beautiful natural spring fed lagoons decorated with stalactites and stalagmites, including a cliff jump or two into the fresh, crystal clear waters. Then moving on to frolic in the waves and enjoy a gorgeous vast stretch of Dominican beach at La Entrada. Cold beers and rum cocktails are available at the beach kiosks.

At Playa Grande, groups can enjoy a sunset shore dinner of fresh fish, seafood and other typical Dominican cuisine. A live Dominican merengue trio band kicks off the evening and the bonfire while guests either lounge on beach blankets and pillows or dance merengue while enjoying the sounds and atmosphere of the Caribbean.

How would you like your guests to remember their vacation?

I would like that our guests remember the diligent attention and friendliness of the staff, the excellent dining, and the seamless service. I would like that they remember deepening their friendships and strengthening family ties. And, I would hope that they remember their stay as a time spent apart from the cares of their daily lives, in a setting that photos simply do not do justice.

Casa Kimball exterior view
Casa Kimball pool area
Casa Kimball exterior
Pool at dusk
Ocean view from terrace
Casa Kimball outside space
Casa Kimball interior
Casa Kimball lounge area
Casa Kimball bedroom
Casa Kimball bathroom

Casa Kimball rooms & rates

The villa features 8 bedrooms, 5 with King size four-poster beds, decadently draped in sheer linen, 2 bedrooms with Queen and 1 bedroom with Queen and a convertible sofa bed. In addition, the villa is equipped with deluxe air mattresses and 2 pack and play with mattresses and bedding for babies.

The villa has been designed in the modern architectural style. It’s a holistic approach with a distinct focus on blending structure, materials and purpose with the natural beauty of the location. The villa’s interior naturally follows the palette of materials and textures used for the exterior: Brazilian hardwood ceilings in the same wood as the window and door frames, custom cabinetry, bars & dining table; and native, white Travertine walls and floors that flow seamlessly from the outside in.

The pool is my favorite. Architecturally, it balances the structure of the house, extending almost 50 meters to three infinity edges that blend it seamlessly with the Atlantic ocean beyond. The dark blue tiles absorb the sun’s heat and reflect the sky in the same way as the ocean, making the pool seem like part of the natural setting. Most days you’ll find everyone in or around the pool; the sun is why we’re there in the first place! And last, but not least, the pool is located in very close proximity to the bar...

  • Casa Kimball for 16-18 people / 2000 m²
    4500 / night
    • 8 Double bedroom
    • 8 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Shower room
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 2 Kitchen
    • 2 Other rooms
    • 2 Sofabed (on req.)
    • 2 Baby cot (on req.)
Included in the rates
Rates are for the entire villa with full staff and include daily housekeping, breakfast served to the room, laundry services, private staff including a bartender, chef, sous chef, butler, security guard and villa manager. The daily flat meal rate includes the shopping service, preparation and serving of 3 excellent daily meals by our personal Chef plus the cocktail hour snack service and all non alcohol beverages, fresh juices and bar mixers.
Optional extras
Services on request: spa treatments, babysitting, whale watching tours, jeep safari, horseback riding, kite boarding and windsurfing, private taxi, pre-stocking groceries and catering, private driver, and any events at the Villa.
Extra charges payable at the property
A 12% gratuity and taxes are additional to the villa rental rates. Meals are planned prior to arrival, adults are charged US$ 75 and children US$ 30 per day, babies under 4: free. The meal plan and any special event packages are to be paid at the same time as the balance. All incidentals including alcohol, transportation, spa services and activities are billed appropriately and additionally.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome and there are 2 car seats, 2 air mattresses and 2 high chairs readily available, as well as lost of toys and games.
Minimum stay
4 - 10 nights (check calendar for dates)
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 11:00

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Bar
  • Concierge service
  • Babysitting on request
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Whirlpool/Plunge pool
  • Music system
  • Business facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Safe box
  • Playground

Having resided in other luxury private villa rentals, we wanted to be sure that Casa Kimball provides our vacation guests with a quality experience and full services by attentive and friendly staff. Meals are always a big part of any vacation experience and they are executed perfectly by our chef and kitchen staff. The tri-lingual villa manager is available for planning prior to arrival and is there to personally assist with and oversee any of the details required for the duration of the vacation.

Things to do in Northeast Coast & Cabrera

  • Night life
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horseback riding
  • Scuba diving
  • Sailing
  • Boat trips
  • Fishing

No visit to Casa Kimball would be complete without a trip to one of the most gorgeous beaches in the Caribbean: Playa Grande, just 10 mins from the villa. Enjoy a ‘coco loco’, made by removing the top of a coconut and adding rum & grenadine or a Piña Colada made from a pineapple. Next to the beach is the Playa Grande golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. with 10 of the holes situated on dramatic 60ft bluffs. Or, go cliff diving and embark on a SCUBA tour of the limestone caverns of nearby Laguna Du Du. Finally, I always enjoy a night out in the town of Cabrera, dancing merengue, salsa & bachata in the local bars.

The location of Casa Kimball

Casa Kimball is located on the sweeping North Coast of the Dominican Republic, perched on a 15m cliff that juts into the Atlantic ocean and is cooled by steady ocean breezes. There is a pathway leading down to a sandy, deserted beach — one of three in the gated community. What I like best about the area is that it is unspoiled by tourism: crystal-clear lakes and wide open beaches, discretely situated villas and European boutique hotels, friendly locals and outdoor merengue bars in the nearby town. It’s the essence of relaxed Caribbean beauty.

When is the best time to visit Northeast Coast?

Casa Kimball is available to rent year round. One of the most attractive features of the Dominican Republic is its fairly consistent temperatures and favorable seasonal climate, only slightly changing with the seasons by 5-10 degrees.