Villa Flor de Cabrera
This is interesting, a luxury villa rental in the Dominican Republic is promising to give the profits of the rental to the PONA foundation, a trust that the family members set up to give money to the local community and local charities. The luxury villa was built not just as the headquarters for PONA but with the idea that it could be rented out to make money for the nonprofit foundation. The trust is a perpetual organization where a pool of money is invested, and the profits of the funds are split between reinvestment in the local area and giving to local charities. Through the PONA Trust, the Moller family has purchased an acre in Cabrera with plans to begin building a community school and the vacation rentals of Flor de Cabrera will fund the classes.
The villa has easy access to beach and has a large swimming pool, tropical gardens, a full staff, tennis courts, game room and an exercise room. The villa has a variety of bedroom suites include two master suites (one away from the house and down by the shore). Villa Flor de Cabrera rents for $18,200 per week during the low season not including the mandatory meal plan. Is this just a gimmick or could luxury vacations that fund charities be the wave of the future?