Moonshadow | Boutique Beach Penthouse | Private Roof Deck

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

2 Bathrooms

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

2 Bathrooms

2 Bedroom|Luxury Dominican Republic Vacation Rentals 

Welcome to “Moonshadow” a new and exclusive luxury Dominican Republic vacation rental destination by Mooncottage/wavesDR.com. FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ONLY. Perfect for couples, friends, and families. See a short video of Moonshadow in Sept 2002. 

$249/night + tax | 10% off + tax /week | 20% off + tax/2 weeks | 35% off + tax/month

Dominican Beach Vacation Rentals | Private & Boutique

Moonshadow is a beautifully decorated, spacious penthouse, two-bedroom suite with private access to a rooftop deck sporting the best 360-degree views of the Caribbean Sea and Choco National Park in all of the Encuentro areas.  Click to see a short video of SWELL, this BRAND new and ultra-luxurious rental property, and remarkable 16-unit complex. Moonshadow’s roof garden with lovely native plants features a private heated Jacuzzi. We offer weekly discounts of 10% 14 days of 20% and 30 days of 35%. (you can stay more than one month upon request.) 

Temperature is Lovely | People are Kind | Always Smiling

The temperature is perfect year-round. The people are kind. The scenery is amazing. Lots of things to do. Modern furnishings and a large flat-screen TV. Fast and reliable Wifi and Internet access. King bed in the master bedroom and a queen in the second bedroom ... perfect for 2 couples or a small family. Original local art everywhere. Nothing phony or fake. Spectacular Chef's Kitchen. Island seating. 

Luxury & Affordable | Romantic Beach Vacation Rentals

Luxury & Affordable Accommodations in the Dominican Republic SEE VIDEO. WavesDR.com is our sister Mooncottages division in the D.R. offering NEW luxurious yet affordable 2-Bedroom Residences SEE VIDEO within 5 minutes walking distance from the beach. And 3 spectacular Beachfront all-inclusive Mini-Resorts of 5 Bedrooms, 12 Bedrooms, and 16 Bedrooms. Perfect for larger groups like family vacations, weddings, corporate getaways, healing retreats, and bachelor parties. Just imagine relaxing in your hot tub under the moon and stars. The views here promise to take your breath away. Come, relax and let the gentle sea breezes blow your cares away.

Dominican Republic Vacations | Affordable Luxury

Moonshadow is the northeast penthouse of a new and luxurious, yet affordable 16-unit complex (click to see a short video) Built by developers with an eye for superior guest experiences and property drawing from their career managing high-end cruise ship operations. Moonshadow combines great quality construction, a gated community, special amenities, guest convenience, and super friendly staff. There is even a glass elevator that brings you directly to your apartment and rooftop - so anyone with mobility issues will have no problem. Pop down for a dip in the pool and enjoy a sandwich or drink at the snack bar. Or enjoy dining on the roof deck with seating for 6 and enough room for a small party or wedding of 20-25. 

Beach Vacations DR | Perfect for 1-2 Couples or a Family

Whether it is a romantic getaway or a family vacation, you will find everything you could desire. You can easily walk to the exotic beaches of Encuentro where you can find secluded areas on the beach or under the natural canopy. Enjoy even just watching the finest local surfing experts or sitting at a shaded beachside shack serving real Pina Coladas and other delightful drinks.

A short walk from your Penthouse will get you to a lovely outdoor spot for breakfast with great homemade bread, breakfasts, and wonderful coffee. Another very short walk will get you to a food courtyard where local residents gather to enjoy great international foods, drinks, music, and friendly chatter. Visitors from around the world are always welcome. The town of Cabarete nearby also has a great variety of restaurants to choose from. 

If you enjoyed Mooncottages in the US Virgin Islands you will love Moonshadow. 

Dominican Republic Vacation Excursions | Great & Varied

We can arrange a wide array of great excursions. Enjoy the 27 waterfalls hike or visit an immersive experience at the monkey jungle reserve. Try an ATV excursion or a river trip ending in a visit to a beachside restaurant with exquisite food at beach shack prices. Golf at some of the best courses in the Caribbean, some say the best in the world. Experience the island as it was when Christopher Columbus landed here in Hispaniola in 1492.

Loads of amenities and excursions are available. We can stock your refrigerator and liquor cabinet to your order prior to your arrival. We can arrange private airport pickup that lets you sit at the bar while your bags are collected and brought through customs for you. In-room private massage, daily turn-down services, and more can be arranged for reasonable prices.

From the people you know and trust. Welcome to Moonshadow. Your new Caribbean Boutique “home away from home.” View our rental agreement. 


1. Taxes: The Hotel Taxes here are 18%

2. Travel Insurance: We highly recommend Trip Cancellation Insurance for any unexpected problems such as family emergencies or rare severe weather-related problems. We cannot be held responsible for refunds to these or other like occurrences. We will help you with a recommendation.

3. Rental Agreement: You must sign our standard rental agreement and liability waiver. Once you book, we will send you our standard terms and conditions via DocuSign for your endorsement. We will require your name, physical address, email, and phone number.

4. Satisfaction: We like to speak to our guests in person on the phone before we book. This is often not possible due to wholesalers' rules and regulations. Therefore, if for any reason you are not comfortable with anything once we DO speak on the phone, we will do our utmost to find a solution. Please note that our Rental Agreement and Liability Waiver will supersede any prior agreements if your reservation was made through a wholesaler or travel agent.

5. Our most happy guests unusually stay for 7-14 nights, 4-5 night stays are available with an additional short-stay surcharge of $250.

6. You will have access to the entire apartment for yourself.

7. We recommend professional drivers. And not to rent a car. We have many to choose from.

8. Rentals falling on or around Thanksgiving,(+10% ) Christmas, and New Year (+15%) may be reflected in your automated online quotation.

9. We will answer all questions via text on any wholesaler's message portal and respect them as our partners. Still, we really like to speak to our guests personally on the phone before they book to ensure they understand everything about the villa, the locale, and the D.R. in general. After booking, we work closely with our guests to ensure a flawless vacation and help you with general information.

10. Yet, I am the only Brian Vandenbroucke in the United States, so I am easy to find. M-o-o-n-co-t-t-a-g-e

Home highlights


Wireless Broadband Internet


Moonshadow - Master BR

Moonshadow - Private Terrace facing Ocean

Moonshadow - A little of Encuentro Beach

Moonshadow - Master BR View C

For Bookings | wavesDR.com

Moonshadow - Master Bedroom view B



Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Elevator in building, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed, Suitable for elderly or infirm, Suitable for events and Wheelchair accessible


Housekeeper Optional

Location features

Near ocean, Ocean view and Village

Kitchen & dining

Gas BBQ, Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster and Water cooler


Deck chairs

Parking & facilities

Private Garden, Gated-Community, Private Porch, Parking available and Parking lot

Pool & spa facilities

Outdoor Jacuzzi and Unheated Outdoor swimming pool (Shared)

Internet & office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Heating & cooling

Air conditioning and Ceiling fans

Bathroom & laundry

Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine, Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin and Bed linen

Home Safety

Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Safe, Safety Card, Security system and Smoke Detector

House Rules

Credit cards accepted

Children welcome

Housekeeper Optional

Pets not allowed

Smoking not allowed

Suitable for elderly or infirm

Wheelchair accessible

Check in: 03:00 PM

Check out: 10:00 AM


The best way to get here is to fly into either Puerto Plata (POP), a 20-minute drive, or Santiago Airport (STI), a 90-minute drive. But absolutely beautiful. We will send a private driver for you, and prices vary depending on the distance, but they are affordable. Our drivers are reliable, safe, and responsible. Driving here is challenging, leave it to the professionals. We are located near Perla Marina between Sosua and Cabarete on Highway 5. 

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The best way to get here is to fly into either Puerto Plata (POP), a 20-minute drive, or Santiago Airport (STI), a 90-minute drive. But absolutely beautiful. We will send a private driver for you, and prices vary depending on the distance, but they are affordable. Our drivers are reliable, safe, and responsible. Driving here is challenging, leave it to the professionals. We are located near Perla Marina between Sosua and Cabarete on Highway 5. 

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Policy and notes


February 2023


About host

Brian Vandenbroucke

My name is Brian. We've been renting luxury vacation rentals in the Caribbean for 18 years with nothing but 5-star reviews. Janet is my business partner and lives in Chicago. janet@mooncottage.com (773) 724-0109

She is in charge of operations and Rental Sales (But I do it too :) I reside in the Dominican Republic and in St. John Virgin Islands. brian@mooncottage.com (917) 678-5315 English is our first language. Our Spanish is functional but ... a little weak.

Yet, we have a professional Spanish-speaking salesperson to speak with you, Jean Reyes 1-809-391-6854 on WhatsApp and we also have professionals for Ukrainian guests. When calling Brian in the Dominican Republic, WhatsApp has the best reception overall.

We all need a vacation

Contact us

Email: brian@mooncottages.com