The Casa de Campo is situated about 5 kilometres from La Romana, along the Chavon River . It's a residential villa of high standing, and is considered the most luxurious and complete hotel in the Caribbean [/ b]. The millionaire villas are privately owned (some by international celebrities like Oscar de la Renta, Julio Iglesias, Juan Luis Guerra, Marc Anthony, Sharon Stone, etc.), but according to the guide, there are some that can be rented. It was founded in 1980 by Alvaro Charter, a big business tycoon of Cuban sugar cane, who emigrated to Miami.