Swell | Boutique Beach Vacation | Homes Away From Home

4 Guests

10 Bedrooms

2 Beds

10 Bathrooms

4 Guests

10 Bedrooms

2 Beds

10 Bathrooms

Swell Residences | Dominican Republic Boutique Beach Luxury Vacation Rentals

A NEW and exclusive Dominican Republic Beach Luxury Beach Vacations Rentals destination  Mooncottage/wavesDR.com. FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ONLY. Perfect for couples, friends, and families. Your Beach Boutique "Homes Away From Home." Only 16 luxury units. See a short video. The temperature is perfect year-round. The people are kind. The scenery is amazing. Lots of things to do. A luxurious pool. A snack bar. Concierge. 24 X 7 security. Walking distance minutes to the famous Encuentro beach area. And a glass elevator. Directly to your suite. 

From $149/night + tax | 10% off + tax /week | 20% off + tax/2 weeks | 35% off + tax/month (You can stay longer than a month upon request) 

Prices range below. Just contact brian@mooncottages.com or Janet@mooncottages.com

Swell | Dominican Republic Beach Vacation Residences

The property's name came from the founder’s love of surfing - that amazing place between the waves. And this place IS “Swell.”  These beach residences in the Dominican Republic within walking distance of the beach are unlike any other. There are many different companies that can teach you to surf a short five-minute walk from the famous Encuentro Beach. Or kite surf at Kite Beach 10 minutes away. It is the #1 kite surfing capital of the world. BTW, with the same name. You are  

Swell Residences | Singles, Couples, or Family Vacations 

Swell Residences seen above can be booked individually on our site. Or, if you have a large group, you can book them all. Currently, we have five 2-Bedroom Apartments with Private Baths--more on the way soon. 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 watching the finest local surfing experts or sitting at a shaded beachside shack serving real Pina Coladas and other delightful drinks. 

Dining Near Swell Residences|Lots of Great Choices 

A short walk from your apartment there are lots of choices for great dining. There is a lovely outdoor spot for breakfast with great homemade bread 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 St John USVI, you will love our Swell Residences.

Dominican Republic Exciting Excursions | Never Boring

In the Dominican Republic, there are so many fun and exciting excursions nearby. You will never be bored unless you just want to chill. 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.


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 our favorites. 

8. Rentals falling on or around Thanksgiving,(+10% ) Christmas, and New Year (+15%) may not 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-c-o-t-t-a-g-e. 

Home highlights

Pets welcome


Wireless Broadband Internet


SWELL Residence - around the Pool

SWELL Residence - Encuentro Beaches 5-min walk

SWELL Residence - Pool, Jacuzzi and Snack Bar

SWELL Residence - Moonshadow 4D

For Bookings | wavesDR.com

SWELL Residence - MoonArtista 3D



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


Housekeeper Optional and Laundry service 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

Shared Garden, Gated-Community and Parking available

Pool & spa facilities

Outdoor Jacuzzi, Unheated Outdoor swimming pool (Shared) and Swimming pool

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, Safe and Smoke Detector

House Rules

Credit cards accepted

Children welcome

Housekeeper Optional

Pets allowed only after arrangement

Smoking not allowed

Suitable for elderly or infirm

Wheelchair accessible

Check in: 03:00 PM

Check out: 10:00 AM


QHG2+C89, Cabarete, Dominican Republic , Cabarete, Dominican Republic

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 prices vary, but they are affordable. Our drivers are reliable, safe, and responsible. Driving here is challenging, leave it to the professionals.

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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 prices vary, but they are affordable. Our drivers are reliable, safe, and responsible. Driving here is challenging, leave it to the professionals.

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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@mooncottage.com