Clean Simple and Quiet Within Jurassic Park, Las Terrenas
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Las Terrenas bungalow description
A clean private bungalow, set amongst the abundance of natural beauty of Jurassic Park.
The bungalow comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a double bed (if required, another bed can be arranged), a bathroom with shower, and a terrace with views of the beautiful green tropical valley and the ocean.
Jurassic Park is a magical place situated on a small hill, in a tranquil valley, 3-5 mins outside of the main town Las Terrenas.
A short stroll behind us there are two waterfalls with pools - which are extremely inviting, especially when its hot, great for cooling off and helping to make you feel at peace with the world.
We have semi controlled jungle areas which we continue to improve and make part of the attraction of being here.
There is very little light pollution (no upward facing lights) so you can view the night sky, from our open pool terrace, which are mostly spectacular all year round.
If you are a star gazer, a writer or a poet you would feel very much at home here.
We are moving towards self sufficiency and Eco tourism. We already have pure spring water and we have solar panels and soar water heaters.
We will in the future add a variety of electric vehicles for guests.
If you have children then this is a natural wonderland providing constant amazement. Indeed, visits from the local children, who are a breath of fresh air, will aid your children in understanding this environment.
To top it off we have a trampoline which is very popular with children and uncontrollably happy adults alike.
We also grow many fruits and vegetables and indeed as I write this the wife has popped out to our herb garden for some coriander.
We hope to have created a much more personal and friendly feeling.
We have a great track record of content, repeat visitors. It seems that a return visit is a must, once you have been bitten by the magic and unadulterated beauty of our little oasis.
Also for a small additional fee we now offer breakfast (typically eggs, toast, seasonal fruits, juices, vegetable and cheese empanadas and coffee in our jungle communal area. Its a great chance to discuss your days activities and learn the best places to go. Just let us know before hand.
If this bungalow is showing as booked, contact us anyway as we have a further 5 bungalows available in Jurassic Park.
See you soon
- 345 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome:
- Smoking Allowed:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Books For Kids
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Rain Forests
- Not Necessary
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Whale Watching
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Near The Ocean:
- Ocean View:
sports and adventure activities
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Mountain Biking
breakfast meal type
- Booking Possible
- Catering Available
- Dining Area
dinner meal type
- Booking Possible
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Local Maps
- Security System
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Towels Provided:
- Basic Soaps
- Toilet Paper
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Bottled Water
- Parking Off Street
- Housekeeper Included
- Coffee Maker
- 2 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Walkway To Water
- Child's Swing
- Small Cooler
- Large Cooler
- Gated Community
- Outdoor Grill:
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Simple, basic, enjoyment close to nature!
Simple, basic, enjoyment close to nature!
As usual it is always a rewarding experience... e.g. as was arriving late; lights were on and a welcome bag of ice in separate cooler next to fridge +++ the little things we invariably forget: sugar, coffee, salt, mosquito repellant, matches.. (all basics and totally essential...specially if you forget to purchase; like I did!!!) And this time more plusses for the list: enlarged verandah, hot water; and the electrics have gone solar (Well done Dominic!) The pool has been made child friendly and Dominic has recycled some local scooter tires into very confortable deck chairs!! Jurassic is 5 minutes in the hills above Noisy and bustling Las Terrenas... so very quiet and relaxing. We did the must walks: a visit to the tallest tree in DR ( a ceiba, but locally known as the "avatar" tree) awalk up to the the river to the local natural water fall... that serves Dominic well ... as this is his source of water!!! Beaches around us galore... Coson, Playa Bonita, Estillero... endless!!! The accommodation is simple and basic; but has all the essentials for a very confortable stay. For all those who enjoy nature and the best simple things in life...Jurassic is perfect!!!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/13/13
- Review Submitted 06/19/13
We recently spent 8 glorious nights at The Jurassic Park, we've been in Las Terrenas many times and this has to be the best place to stay for the money. The jurassic atmosphere with small secret paths, waterfalls and natural pools is fantastic, the owners amazing, the view out of this world and the room excellent. I could go on and on about how great The Jurassic park is but instead I'll just say - do yourself a favour and stay here, you won't regret it! We are already planning our next visit.
- Guest Peter H.
- Date of stay 03/04/13
- Review Submitted 04/01/13
What is so wonderful about this place is that it is totally secluded and a bit like being in another time. Although just minutes from the beach, it is really in the jungle, so you get the best of both worlds. The pool is now operational and has a view to die for. But the really best thing about this place is the proprietors themselves. Dominic and Helena are just the sweetest, nicest people you could possibly find. Originally from England, they speak Spanish fluently and are more than helpful. They will do everything in their power to make sure you are comfortable and know your way around town, etc. This is truly a gem in the jungle and affordable as well.... Ford Crull
- Guest Ford C. (-)
- Date of stay 03/16/13
- Review Submitted 03/21/13
Outside the cookie cutter
Outside the cookie cutter
My WARNING right off. If you can't live without air conditioning then this is not the place for you. It never got too hot while I was there, and there was usually a cool breeze. If that wasn't enough there was always the swimming pool. Everything else was absolutely perfect. The location was set nicely in the mountains and close enough to the beach that you could walk to it if you wanted to (not a quick walk though). The bungalows were set apart in two sets of three which made for the perfect amount of privacy without feeling alienated. The rooms were clean and neat. This place had the comfort and ease of country living with relatively easy access to social settings and commodities. The ability to enjoy a simple lifestyle or experience take-it-easy luxury really set this place apart form other excellent options. But it was the owners who truly made this place superb. Dom and Helena not only gave brilliant advice on what to do and how to do it, but they created a friendly and home like environment right on the premises with real personality and character. They assisted me with everything from having my laundry cleaned to finding the best horseback guide to the best salsa dancing and nightlife. This place was awesome and I hope to find more places like it along my future travels!
- Guest Jason C.
- Date of stay 04/08/12
- Review Submitted 06/27/12
Great Weekend Getaway
Great Weekend Getaway
I was browsing homeaway and I came across Jurassic Park. I was both intrigued and impressed. I immediately I told my friends about it and right then and there we decided to go away for the weekend. Friday afternoon five friends and I set out for the beautiful Las Terrenas. We did not know what to expect, but we were ready for a change! Jurassic Park is absolutely beautiful! the view is amazing! Everything is green and lush! You can also see the water since we are so far up! It was stunning! My friends and I were eager to explore and our hosts/property owners (because we are friends...they do not look at us like tourists/customers) were friendly and eager to help us in any way possible! I have to mention the the youngest members of Dominic and Helena's family were too cute and they helped to make our stay even more memorable! Anyway, Dominic and Helena gave us a quick tour and then filled us in on the excursions they offered as well as the best local beaches. They told us to come to the main house if we needed anything and they did their absolute best to make us feel welcome and at home. What wonderful people! The next day my friends and I ventured to playa Bonita and after a fun filled day, we were warmly greeted by Helena. She was eager to hear about our day. One thing that I really loved about Helena and Dominic was how friendly they were and how much they genuinely wanted to get to know us. Helena then invited us out for a night of dancing. We were excited and although we had a little trouble finding motoconchos (that is the main source of transportation in Las Terranas! Don't be scared! It was fun!), we made it! Let me add that Helena is an amazing salsa dancer! The following day, a friend and I went on a nearby excursion with Dominic. We connected with nature and gained a deeper appreciation for life! It was amazing! I don't even have the words to explain it, but take advantage of your time and opportunities with Dominic!! We did things that we never thought we would do and we have no regrets! Overall, we will cherish this weekend for a lifetime, and we will be sure to remain in contact with our new friends! Jurassic Park is a MUST GO place in the DR!!
- Guest NS (New York, New York, USA)
- Date of stay 04/01/11
- Review Submitted 04/10/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
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2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
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The instant-book price shown is for 2 persons. For every additional person, there is an extra charge of $10 USD per person / per night.
- Pet Fee: £5
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: El Catey, Samana at 10 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Samana at 10 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Carretera Las Terrenas - Sanchez at 200 Metres
- Nearest Beach: Playa Bonita at 2 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Isabells at 400 Metres
- Nearest Restaurant: Isabells at 400 Metres
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We moved to Dominican Republic in 2008 in search of a better life. We found it! Arriving from London and speaking little Spanish, it has certainly been an interesting adventure, learning much in the 4 and half years living here. My wife and I met in London 11 years ago at a Brazilian Samba party. Our former professions being a far cry from our current life: myself an Accountant and Helena a Textile Designer. We are happily married with our two wonderful children Safiya and Zaidan, enjoying a very active lifestyle, living in our Caribbean paradise.
Why the Owner Chose Las Terrenas:
We chose this property and its location as a kind of dream that had been forming for many years before hand. The combined result of Helena's independent, free-spirited travels throughout latin America (prior to our meeting) plus years of vacationing in this particular part of Dominican Republic. The idea was to choose a place that would enhance our idea of a perfect lifestyle and attract like minded people. Our place embraces the culture, the people and the strong life force itself that is abundant here. We treat our guests as friends visiting and help them every step to experience the wonderful world we live in. In that it enables us to re-experience our wonderful place and the peninsular of Samana again and again through the wonder of other's eyes.
The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
We pride ourselves on being personable and extremely helpful with our guests. Going over and beyond the norm in taking time both before booking and after arrival to ensure our guests have the vacation they've dreamed of. Having learned a lot through keeping a positive attitude and an open mind to how things are here, we are able to impart invaluable and first hand knowledge , that will hopefully leave our guests feeling like they have truly had an unforgettable, real experience of the Dominican Republic. Many people come to us curious as to what we have done, in daring to start a new life in a new country, culture etc... and often leave re-evaluating their own situations. We are fully integrated with the local people and we certainly don't separate ourselves from them which would defeat the whole point of visiting one of the most beautiful and happiest places in the world. If you are curious to have a better understanding of Why .... well, we have a pretty good idea and are more than happy to share this with you.
- Primary: +1 829 435-2390 Between 8am and 8pm
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Our comfortable bamboo four poster bed
Wake up to this for a while
Your cozy retreat
Kitchen and breakfast bar
Bathroom shower now boasts solar hot water
Rhinoceros iguana's at JP
Some of the flowers for honey making
Bamboo tree house soon to be listed for rental once it is completed at JP
Organic eggs anyone?
JP honey bees
Sign opposite entrance gates.
One of our natural pools.
The ocean views from JP
The communal spring water pool on the main terrace.
Peace, nature, simplicity all harmoniously placed in tropical Dominican culture
Sunset at JP
One of the most beautiful beaches in the world only 20 minutes away.
The walk to the waterfalls
The new trampoline hut .... bounce, read or sleep in this happy space.
Sign opposite our entrance gates
The majestic steps to the pool terrace
A walk down flame alley at JP
The El Limon waterfalls only 20 minutes drive away from us.
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