Welcome to our FAQ page! Here at Simply Dominican, we understand that planning a luxury vacation can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about our luxury villa rentals in the Dominican Republic.
You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers
Can I buy property as an investment in the Dominican Republic?
Yes, many foreigners buy real estate in the Dominican Republic as an investment, either for rental income or for future resale. However, it is important to conduct thorough market research and due diligence before making any investment decisions.
Are there any tax implications for owning real estate in the Dominican Republic?
Yes, there are property taxes and capital gains taxes that apply to real estate ownership in the Dominican Republic. It is advisable to consult with a local tax advisor to understand the specific tax obligations.
Can I rent out my property in the Dominican Republic?
Yes, you can rent out your property in the Dominican Republic. However, it is important to comply with local regulations and tax requirements for rental properties.
Are there any specific regulations or permits required for certain types of properties?
Some properties, such as beachfront or coastal properties, may require additional permits or approvals from the Ministry of Tourism or other government agencies.
Can I get a mortgage to buy real estate in the Dominican Republic?
Yes, it is possible to obtain a mortgage from local banks or international lenders to finance the purchase of real estate in the Dominican Republic.
Are there any additional costs associated with buying real estate in the Dominican Republic?
Yes, there are additional costs such as transfer taxes, notary fees, and registration fees that need to be considered when buying real estate in the Dominican Republic.
Do I need a lawyer to buy real estate in the Dominican Republic?
It is highly recommended to hire a local lawyer who specializes in real estate transactions to guide you through the process and ensure all legal requirements are met.
What is the process for buying real estate in the Dominican Republic?
The process typically involves finding a property, negotiating the price, conducting due diligence, signing a purchase agreement, and registering the property with the appropriate authorities.
Are there any restrictions on foreign ownership?
No, there are no restrictions on foreign ownership of real estate in the Dominican Republic
How can I pay for my villa?
You can pay with:
- Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
- Wire transfer to the United States or Dominican Republic to a USD account
*NO check, NO cash
What is included in the villa concierge service?
Our Villa Assistant can arrange anything for you:
• Airport transfers
• Car & Golf Cart rental
• Fresh groceries/ Pre-stocking
• Restaurant Reservations
• Spa services
• Equipment rental
• International Travel Insurance
*Additional spend applies
Are children welcome in all the rentals?
There are a few homes that have restrictions. Our Villa Specialists can help you choose the perfect villa for your family, as certain homes are more child-friendly than others in terms of safety and bedding considerations.
Is a villa a good idea for a honeymoon?
It’s an exceptional idea and a great value. Villas are private and spacious, and most come with private pools and hot tubs or Jacuzzis. Many of our listings are incredibly romantic and offer packages and reduced rates for 2 guests or honeymooners. You can discover all our Wedding services by clicking here.
If we do not book all the bedrooms in a villa will someone else (i.e. strangers) be using those bedrooms and sharing the house?
Absolutely not. You are renting the entire villa and you never have to share a villa with anyone other than those in your party.
Do we have to pay full rent if we book a home with more bedrooms then we need?
Not necessarily. Many villas can be rented at a reduced rate when you do not use all the bedrooms. This is noted on the villa rate listings on this site.
When are the High Season and Low Season in the Dominican Republic?
Seasons vary depending on the destination. In the Dominican Republic, High Season begins in mid-November and lasts until mid-April. Low Season in the Dominican Republic begins in May and ends in November.
Does a weekly rental always start on the same day each week?
Generally, in most of our locations, you can arrive on any day of the week, as long as the villa is available.
What is the required length of stay?
Normally a 3 to 7 night stay is required. Many villas do accept shorter stays, especially if it is close to your departure date. During the Christmas and New Years Holiday period, most villas require a minimum of 7-14 nights.
Are the rates per person or for the entire villa?
Our rates are for the entire villa; however, parties, weddings or large gatherings require written permission. Some larger villas offer lower rates for use of fewer bedrooms within the house. Villas may not be occupied by more guests than specified in the rental agreement.
Who is Simply Dominican?
Simply Dominican is a premier luxury villa provider that has helped travelers find their perfect vacation home since 1989. We offer an extensive selection of luxury villas in the most sought-after locations around the world, with a team of experienced agents ready to find the perfect match for your vacation needs. Your Villa Specialist will match you with the ideal property for your romantic vacation, family reunion, golf getaway, wedding, or corporate retreat, and your personal Villa Concierge will ensure your vacation begins the moment you arrive by arranging everything from private chef services to customized excursions.
Simply Dominican represents thousands of villas in more than 50 destinations across the globe, from the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii to France, Italy, Greece and beyond. Our villas range in size from 1-bedroom apartments to 42-bedroom estates and many are equipped with private pools, butlers, housekeepers and chefs.
Why Choose Simply Dominican for Your Luxury Villa Rental?
Our luxury villas offer more than just a place to stay. They provide a home away from home, where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy the best that the Dominican Republic has to offer.
Do I need a visa to visit the Dominican Republic?
Visa requirements vary depending on your country of residence. We recommend checking with your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.
What should I pack for my trip?
We recommend packing light, breathable clothing, a swimsuit, sunscreen, insect or mosquito repellent, and a hat for sun protection. Don’t forget your passport!
What is the best time to visit the Dominican Republic?
The Dominican Republic is a great destination year-round, but the best time to visit depends on what you’re looking for. The winter months (December to April) are the busiest, while the summer months (June to August) are the hottest.
Do you offer any services for kids?
Yes, we offer a range of kid-friendly amenities and activities through our Just for Kids service. This includes kid-friendly meals, activities, and babysitting services.
Can I have my wedding at one of your villas?
Absolutely! We offer a range of wedding services and can help you plan your dream wedding in the Dominican Republic. Our team will work with you to choose the perfect villa, arrange catering, and handle all the details so you can focus on enjoying your special day.
What exclusive services do you offer?
We offer a range of exclusive services to enhance your stay. This includes our Just for Kids service, where we provide a selection of kid-friendly activities and amenities. We also offer Wedding Services for those looking to tie the knot in the beautiful Dominican Republic. For golf enthusiasts, we have a selection of Golf Villas located near top-rated golf courses.
How safe are the resorts?
Safety is our top priority. All our resorts have 24/7 security to ensure the safety and peace of mind of our guests.
What should I know about the resort fees?
As a valued guest of Simply Dominican, we kindly remind you that a fee or registration process can be required by the resort you stay in. These registration fees usually grant you access to golf courses, fitness centers, tennis courts, restaurants, and inviting bars. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in complying with these requirements, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable stay.
Can I rent a villa for a long-term stay?
Yes, we offer both short-term and long-term rentals. Please contact us for more information on long-term stays
What is included in the villa rental?
Our luxury villa rentals include a range of amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. This includes a private pool, fully equipped kitchen, high-speed internet, and more. Some of our villas also come with a private chef and housekeeping services.
How do I book a villa with Simply Dominican?
Booking a villa with us is easy! Simply browse our selection of luxury villas on our website, choose your preferred dates, and complete the booking form. Our team will then get in touch with you to confirm your booking and answer any questions you may have.
What makes Simply Dominican different from other villa rental companies?
At Simply Dominican, we specialize in providing luxury villa rentals in the Dominican Republic. Our villas are handpicked for their quality, location, and the range of amenities they offer. We pride ourselves on our personalized service and attention to detail, ensuring that our guests have an unforgettable vacation experience
Ready to Book Your Luxury Villa Rental in the Dominican Republic?
If you’re ready to start planning your dream vacation, contact us today. Our team is ready to assist you in finding the perfect luxury villa rental in the Dominican Republic.
For more information about us and our services, please visit our About Us page. We look forward to welcoming you to the Dominican Republic and helping you create unforgettable memories.
Remember, when you think of “luxury villa rental”, “luxury villa resort”, “luxury villa Dominican Republic”, or “rent a house in Dominican Republic”, think Simply Dominican. Your dream vacation awaits!