| Cindy & John Charters
|| Lenore & Donald Smith
THIS CARIBBEAN BEACH VILLA STARTED AS A DREAM
Villa Vista del Mar at Playa Cofresi has been our family's second home since 1982. We first traveled to this secluded unspoiled area back in the days when there were few tourists, supermarkets did not exist in town, horse-drawn carts were a common sight, and cows wandered about on our dirt roads.
This all began when Lenore and Donald Smith, Cindy's parents, went on a business trip to the Dominican Republic in 1981 and visited the North Coast where they were told they would find some of the Caribbean's prettiest beaches. They became enchanted with Playa Cofresi and on the "spur of the moment" decided to buy property.
The original house was built in 1982 when there were just a handful of homes in this pastoral ocean-side community. Over the years it became Donald and Lenore's beloved second home and upon their retirement in 1995, they enjoyed spending 5-6 months of the year there. It was during this period that major additions and improvements were made to provide more spacious accommodations for their extended family.
We have always felt fortunate to have this beautiful family home available for our enjoyment. We have also felt blessed by the many Dominicans, and other people who have helped us along the way. We are especially grateful for our staff members who have become our other "family" over the years. For example, our houseman Julio, has been with us since the mid 1980's and it has been a joy to see him grow and develop. He is a devoted husband and the proud father of 4 fine teenagers.
In 2006 when Donald Smith passed away the property and responsibilities for rentals, management and operations transferred to Cindy & John. In memory of Don's passion for his beloved Cofresi home, for his devotion to his Dominican family, and for his love of this colorful country we will continue to cultivate his dream. We hope you will stay at our beautiful family home so that you can share our enthusiasm for this wonderful vacation destination.
The Original Humble Home 1982
Cindy & John Charters
Del Mar Rentals, LLC