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Walk to Playa Baillenes, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, Kitesurfing, scuba diving, fishing. 25 minute walk along the beach to town. Excellent local and European cuisine. Exciting night life...music, dancing, casino. Excursions... whale watching, Limon waterfalls, fishing, scuba diving. Lots of local color in this vibrant Dominican town. Rent includes 3 days/wk (3 hours each) housekeeping. Can be hired for additional time and cooking. Rental of a quad/all terrain vehicle recommended to explore the area and for evening trips to town. Sailing Club with Kayak, windsurf and buggieboard, sailboat and hobiecat rental.
Once you have decided to rent I will arrange to have you met in Las Terrenas by my housekeeper Thelma who will guide you to the house and get you set up there. She has a Rav 4 which is available to rent should you wish to do that.
Activities in the area: The Samana Peninsula has miles of beautiful beaches, with gorgeous Lomas (hills) running down it's center. Spectacular views! The Samana Bay is a sanctuary for the mating and birthing of Atlantic humpback whales . There are horseback excursions to the impressive Limon waterfall, all manner of watersports is possible,nightclubs and dancing (bachata, merenge, salsa) to keep you hopping, and excellent local and European cuisine to delight the most discerning palate. A new zipline has received rave reviews! There is a small sailing club right down our hill where you can have lunch or rent a boat.
Airports: We fly into Santo Domingo (SDQ), and drive the 2 hours to our home. The trip is on brand new highways that take you through palm plantations, the mountains of a national park, rice paddies and finally along the side of the mountains of the Samana peninsula with spectacular ocean views. We are 30 minutes from a new airport Samana 'El Catey' so check for flights there first. As of 2013 there are Jet Blue flights from NYC on Wed. and Sat.
New master bedroom suite on two levels with windows on three sides and gorgeous views! Desk/internet/massage table/bathroom. A world unto itself.
2 bedrooms have sea views.
1 bedroom has garden view...moreless
Housekeeper 3x per week (3 hours each day) included for house maintenance. Available for additional hours and meal preparation. Most dining is done outside at large table. Inside as part of the kitchen there is a high table with two stools. Open concept to the living room/ dining/kitchen. Wall of sliding french doors to terrace. Screens throughout house. Guard for gated community in place 24hrs.
In-home massages and manicure/pedicures available. Very reasonable! Massage table in the master bedroom.
Lots of DVD's.
Young children need supervision on terrace and in the master bedroom....moreless
Holiday 2014 Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015 7 night min stay
Winter hi season 2015 Jan 5 - Apr 12, 2015 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
There is only room for one midsize car or small suv in our garage. Any other vehicles will need to be parked down by the beach.
1/2 non-refundable paid at time of reservation by check or paypal
final 1/2 paid in cash on arrival or by check or paypal before arriving at property
The price listed is for a maximum of 6 guests. There may be a $50 charge per person per night over that number.
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Las Terrenas is an exciting Dominican town with a strong European ex-patriot population, French, Italian, German. It is located on the Samana Peninsula, with some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. You can walk for miles along gorgeous palm treed beaches with delightful small hotels and condos...no High rises! Great local and European cuisine, exciting night life, lots to do! Our home is one of only handful of houses that sit on a hill with ocean view and is walking distance to the beach (5 minutes) and town (25 minutes).
Other Activities: Kite boarding, zipline, ATV excursions
Golf: We are about 1 1/2 hours up the coast from a beautiful golf course at Playa Grande.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: John is a landscaper in the NYC area and Kristy is a photographic stylist.
Why the Owner Chose Las Terrenas: We have made our home uniquely ours. We are both artistic with a strong sense of design. Clean lines, artistic touches and the comfort of home is what you will find at Casa Orquedea.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The easy walk to the beach plus the hillside location with it's views and breezes makes our property unique in this area.