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Our History

History of our Luxury Villa

The owners, managers and staff of Villa Castellamonte welcome you to come, relax and enjoy the splendors of this exclusive, elegant vacation retreat. Of our many unique, luxury features the one most often remarked upon is the friendly, warm and inviting ambiance found throughout the villa. Come to Villa Castellamonte for the luxury and you'll find yourself wanting to stay for the comfort.

Villa Castellamonte is named for a quiet picturesque hill town in northern Italy located in the region of Piemonte. "Castellamonte" itself is more Italian than Spanish and means, loosely translated "little castle on the hill." The full name of the villa is Villa Castellamonte del Mare, which means "little castle on the hill by the sea."

Construction on Villa Castellamonte began in February of 2001. An award-winning, very well traveled and world-renowned architect working in close collaboration with the villa owners designed the villa to achieve a specific goal. Our goal was to create a unique expression of "La Dolce Vita" (the good life) embracing the relaxed luxury of the Caribbean combined with the elegance of Italian architecture. We succeeded!!

The architecture of Villa Castellamonte is based on the elegant Tuscan villas from Firenze, Lucca, Montalcino and Siena. Graceful archways, deep shady grand terraces, lush romantic gardens and a luxurious swimming pool placed in the "piazza" of the villa are examples of the Tuscan influence. The second floor of the villa, dedicated to a massive bedroom suite, offers an architectural nod to the Moorish influence found throughout southern Europe. The layout of the villa is open, friendly and welcoming with easy line-of-sight throughout the house.

Landscaping in and around Villa Castellamonte completes the feeling of "Tuscany in the Caribbean." Imported Italian marble fountains, quiet romantic flower filled gardens, a huge pergola offering an enchanting al fresco dining area, fish ponds and faux cobblestone walkways all bring the ambiance and charm of Italy to this seaside Caribbean villa. Completing the picture is a stunning hand-built rock wall surrounding the villa, giving the impression of age and European grandeur without interrupting the spectacular Caribbean vistas.

Following strict architectural guidelines, construction of the villa complies with both California earthquake and Florida hurricane standards. The building itself is solid monolithic block and concrete bound together with thousands of feet of reinforced steel sunk into the bedrock of the island. The design called for this simply to provide security against any unforeseen weather or natural event.

The Dominican Republic's pristine north coast was chosen as the site for this luxury villa because of its unspoiled beauty. The people of the Dominican Republic are untarnished by the commercialism found in many other Caribbean islands. Warm, friendly, helpful and happy are some of the best single word descriptions of the wonderful people of the Dominican Republic. These people enjoy life as few others and, hopefully, some of that joy rubs off on you while you are here.

Come, visit, relax and who knows...maybe you will find yourself looking for a place to build your dream vacation home as well!