Las Terrenas Paradise
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- Minimum stay:1-6 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Las Terrenas villa description
This is a free-standing villa located on a hilltop that is above the palm grove leading to the ocean, giving unrestricted views. It is 600 meters from the beach called Playa Coson, 1000 meters from the beach Playa Bonita, and three kilometres from Las Terrenas. The 360-degree views are phenomenal, looking over the ocean in one direction, and the mountains in the other. The private swimming pool has a 40-foot curved vanishing edge that capitalizes on the ocean view. The villa is over 4000 square feet and located on a 9500-square-meter ( 3 acres) of land. We have a full-time maid for cleaning, laundry, and cooking (if requested) as well as a caretaker for pool, building, and grounds maintenance. We have been told that pictures can never do justice to a place so beautiful, however, there are five photos on this listing if you would like to see more contact me at the email address given on this site and I will forward them to you.
- 3500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- 24-hour Caretaker, Daily maid service included.
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Beach View:
- Mountain View:
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Basketball Court
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
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Perfect family vacation spot
Perfect family vacation spot
We stayed at Villa Mashek for 10 days after Christmas and it exceeded our expectations despite other glowing reviews on VRBO. Villa Mashek, on a beautiful spot overlooking the ocean, is very well arranged - our family of 5 (kids aged 16, 13, and 9) were very comfortable in the house with 3 bedrooms (each with en suite baths). The house has a great collection of books, family games, DVDs - making it easy just to stay put and relax. We succeeded to lap up the tranquillity and peace. A truly spectacular beach is very accessible (15 min walk downhill). The lively town of Las Terrenas was also fun once you negotiate the traffic of motorbikes and quads. We took full advantage of local tour operators (Flora Tours was great) to explore the waterfall, national park and more remote beaches. Villa Mashek is also well looked after by the on-site caretaker who also cooks (which is nice because the kitchen takes some getting used to). All in all, a wonderful spot for a family vacation and we highly recommend it!
- Guest Sarah Churchill (Divonne-les-Bains, France)
- Date of stay 12/28/13
- Review Submitted 01/18/14
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Second Time Visitor
Second Time Visitor
This was the second time my wife and I and her parents came home to this wonderful world on the hillside. You never get tired of the view, the pool and the smell of fresh air. The bedrooms are all wonderful but the Master is a dream. Lay in bed and look out overtop palms to the sea in the distance. The house has everything you need including internet for those who need to stay connected. The local town is charming and the beaches spectacular. The owners are a pleasure to deal with and obviously love their home. Look forward to returning next year or sooner!
- Guest Robert (Toronto, Canada)
- Date of stay 09/17/13
- Review Submitted 10/07/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
The minute I arrived with my boyfriend at Jan and Scott's villa, I fell in love with the Dominican Republic all over again. We had not come to Las Terrenas since the new airport and highways opened: it is so easy now to travel from New York. This was the perfect romantic getaway: tranquility, peace and beauty. The view is absolutely stunning, the house charming with a perfect spot for every moment of the day, Bienvenida and Rafael are so kind and helpful and the location ideal if you want to be close to town -a short 10mn drive-, or the beach -a 15mn-walk-, while at the same time being isolated, as if in your own little heaven. Next time we come, I am not looking for any other place than his paradise villa!
- Guest Clara (New York state)
- Date of stay 06/28/13
- Review Submitted 07/05/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
We stood at the villa for 3 nights and it is the best place I've ever rented (we rent at least twice a year around the world). We were 8 members of our family and the villa is spacious enough that you don't feel crowed at all....but the best is the breath taking view from the moment you enter the from door. The rooms were very comfortable and the town of Las Terrenas is great for when you don't want to cook or to obtain a tour to many interesting places that surrond the area. Thanks to Scott and Jan for having this great place and thanks to Bienvenida and Rafael for taking care of us during our stay.
- Guest imarcano (Miami)
- Date of stay 05/26/13
- Review Submitted 06/04/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
April 2013 Visit
April 2013 Visit
Our family spent a week in April at Villa Mashek, and after our great experience we plan to spend more time there in the future. This is a beautiful house that is intelligently designed for the tropics. We were one family, but the place is perfectly suited for two families; the split wings on either side of the pool ensure privacy. The place is well kept, clean and spacious, and the kitchen large and well equipped. The pool is great, the 180 view is amazing at any time of day. The outdoor living room is large and comfy with cross ventilation- no need to be enclosed in this climate. For those who freak out at lizards or frogs (and the occasional mosquito)- you really shouldn't be traveling anywhere except an all inclusive resort anyway. The caretakers are wonderful people- to really get to know them some Spanish would be nice, but they will understand you. Bienvenida is a good cook, and Rafael her husband is the resident security/handyman. The best beach in Samana, Playa Coson, is a hike down the hill, about 15-20 minutes by foot, okay for those in relatively good shape, but tired kids will be unhappy on the way back up the hill. I would strongly suggest having a Quad or small car (check "SixT" car rental at El Catey Airport) for this place, as it is fun to go into Las Terrenas for restos/groceries/shopping/dancing, and this place is a bit far for regular motoconcho rides. We are reluctant to recommend this place too highly, as we want to guarantee our own spot in the future, but there we go. Really, just a wonderful place.
- Guest Miss P (United States)
- Date of stay 04/27/13
- Review Submitted 05/20/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
The view from the house and the house itself is absolutely amazing. It is true that pictures don't do justice to this place. We stayed for a few days in December and just loved the outside feel of the house and the cool December air in the evenings. The owners were very responsive and helpful. The property is clean and has a welcoming feel. We would recommend it to all of our friends.
- Guest Anya (Santo Domingo)
- Date of stay 12/09/11
- Review Submitted 01/11/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Next to heaven
Next to heaven
The vista of the ocean over thousands of palm trees when you open the front door and look through the living room over the infinity pool is breath-taking. Heavenly. The bedrooms open to the ocean view yet not to each other so privacy and comfort meet. We loved the beach in the late afternoons and some nightlife in Las Terrenas thereafter. A great location for a lovely stay!
- Guest Bill (Milwaukee, WI)
- Date of stay 01/01/11
- Review Submitted 01/13/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.
A wonderful vacation home
A wonderful vacation home
We spent Christmas week at Villa Mashek and had a fantastic time. It is a gorgeous villa in a beautiful setting. The housekeeper and caretaker, as well as the owners, are pleasant and helpful. The house is is stunning, with everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. We have traveled a lot, and this was one of the nicest places we ever rented. The town of Las Terrenas is a great place to visit and the people were very friendly. The beaches are beautiful and completely uncrowded.
- Guest Andrea (Silver Spring, MD)
- Date of stay 12/25/10
- Review Submitted 01/03/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Beautiful house and location
Beautiful house and location
We stayed at Villa Mashek this past July, 2010 and had an great time. The house is beautiful, the people were great. The house has spectacular views, I wished we had more time to enjoy the house. When you 're on vacation you want to see the country you're visiting so you got to get out, but it's the kind of place that you want to just sit around and enjoy. This house is not meant for people that are not in touch with nature. In the morning before our kids got up, we would sit on the couch and watch the birds and butterflies fly through the house. Bien (the cleaning lady) was very nice and helpful. I definately recommend it and hope to go back soon!
- Guest Marleny (Florida)
- Date of stay 07/23/10
- Review Submitted 11/30/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Villa Mashek is a wonderful place for a holiday....Scott and Jan have designed a lovely home that features a delightful blend of nature and creature comforts. The view from the open-air living room is truly a feast for the eyes and a balm for the spirit. An easy10 min drive (a sturdy-ish car recommended in the rainy season!) delivers you to Playa Coson, one of the loveliest beaches we have ever visited -- very quiet, the coastline there is still relatively undeveloped, pristine sand, crystalline water, shaded by palms, a couple nice restaurants...our sons are teenagers so the pool and steep hillside at the house were no concern, would advise waiting to visit Villa Mashek if your children are still small....we were well looked after by the domestic staff, Bien and Merona. This home offers a holiday of rejuvenation with beautiful sunsets, heavenly hours in the sea, peaceful evenings under the fans, the songs of crickets and frogs through the night....simply delightful!
- Guest Mary H. (Riverside CT, USA)
- Date of stay 08/11/10
- Review Submitted 08/19/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
|High Season Dec.-April
Dec 20 - Apr 19, 2015
6 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
High Season (Mid- December to Easter) is $300/night. $2100 per week. Minimum stay is 6 nights. Low Season is $200/night. $1400 per week, no minimum stay. Rates are subject to change. If would like more pictures and more information contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $100
- Taxes Not included
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We are both retired educators who have worked all over the world in our careers. We presently live in two places and travel extensively so we make the property available to others when we are not using it.
Why the Owner Chose Las Terrenas:
After living many places in the world with my job this location offered the combination of things that that could not compete with other places. It is truly a paradise.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
All price ranges and variety of restaurants in the area each with its own unique ambiance. Multi-cultural community, English, French, Spanish, and Italian full time and part time residents. Many, many beaches to choose from, some with great snorkeling, others for surfing, boogie boarding, and kiting, while others as calm as a lake for children and adults to enjoy. Mountains close by for views, hiking, and exploring of waterfalls etc.
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Living room looking toward the mountains
Main entrance to the house
view from side of the house
one of three bedrooms
Just one part of the 270 degree panorama
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