La Paloma, Island Living in a Tropical Garden, 2 Minute Walk to Beach
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- Minimum stay:3-10 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Las Terrenas house description
Nestled under towering palms and surrounded by tropical gardens of hibiscus, ginger and heliconia, La Paloma is a great escape for a family or up to three couples who want a casual vacation that is centered around relaxation, good food and beach time. La Paloma is conveniently located only 2 minutes from the beach, 10 minutes from excellent beach restaurants, 5 minutes from a great spa and 20 minutes from town. Enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches on the island where there is the shade of palms or sun glistened sand. A casual lunch on the beach followed by a swim is always fun or you can or rent a Hobi at the Sailing Club, only a four minute walk.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Massage Therapist
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Whale Watching
- Weeks in January and February are exciting time on the Samana Peninsula when the east coast humpback whales come to the Samana Bay to breed and bear. Whale watching is fun and exciting. Visiting the Limon Waterfall is enjoyed by most who do it. There are many tours in the area to distant beaches, coffee plantations etc. Not to be missed is the Walk the Plank Zipline in Samana, it's a real adventure....moreless
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We had a lovely time in Las Terrenas and everything was just fine. Unfortunately, it rained (afternoon showers) and the misquitos were awful...I got eaten alive on the back patio...I guess I should be glad I was there as those poor things were starving..very strange misquitos as I never felt them bite, but then I would itch like crazy...lol. all in all we enjoyed our stay very much, the house was lovely, the beds compfy and the a/c was a life saver!! :) Great location ...nice walk to the beach, close to town, and the beach was great...found all sorts of shells, etc..Very well worth anyone wanting to stay there...only I would suggest in the "dry" season when the misquitos are not so hungry...lol :) Thanks everyone associated with this vacation...it was great..
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/11/13
- Review Submitted 06/23/13
Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: We are glad that you enjoyed the house, its location and Las Terrenas and do hope that you will come again during a drier month. We enjoy meeting our guests when we are there from November to April. We're sorry that you were there during a rainy spell. We are not there right now but understand from neighbors and friends that the rain has been excessive and the mosquitoes much thicker than usual because of it. We did have our gardener fumigate two times the week before you came but the rains can make that ineffective. Thank you for your review.
Wonderful winter escape!
Wonderful winter escape!
For anyone seeking a comfortable vacation house in a quiet location near a beautiful beach, this is it! La Paloma's lush setting provides just the right combination of sun and shade and is a wonderful oasis from the busy activity of downtown La Terrenes. The front yard was a favorite spot for enjoying bird activity and coffee; the backyard for evening dining. The kitchen is well equipped, the outside shower divine, and the overall layout perfect for a couple, family, or two couples. Everything was extremely well maintained and Leslie and Bill were fantastic hosts.. The beach is less than a two minute walk away. It was clean, minimally populated, and had many palm trees to provide shade. We walked to many restaurants (beachside and very casual), fruit/veggie stands, and the air conditioned grocery store. No one takes credit cards but there are plenty of ATMs. We rented a scooter for a few days and recommend it. The country side is gorgeous...coffee trees, mango, coconut, etc. Coson beach is another beautiful beach that is about 15 minutes away by scooter, car, or ATV. Good lunch at Luis's. We stayed for 10 days and had great weather...just one rainy day. A beautiful and relaxing vacation for us.
- Guest Kris and Charlie (Maine island)
- Date of stay 03/16/13
- Review Submitted 04/14/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: We enjoyed your vacation almost as much as you did and hope you will come back to our island. Glad the scooter worked for you around town and getting you to Coson. Yes, the birds are wonderful at breakfast in the front yard. I'm replenishing the nature guides that somehow have disappeared. Great bugs and insects too for the naturalists and lizards galore, fortunately no poisonous snakes. Our gardens have become an oasis in a developing Las Terrenas.
Perfect Beach Vacation
Perfect Beach Vacation
We spent a memorable week in this tropical paradise at the beginning of April. The house is a perfect walking distance from the beach (especially with young children) and yet close enough to the center of town for shopping and restaurants. The gardens surrounding the house are beautifully maintained and very private. The house itself is clean and spacious enough to accommodate a group of 6 (including 2 children). All of the beds except for the separate twin beds have mosquito netting which is definitely a must have during the season that we stayed. The owners went out of their way to show us around town, offer advice and assistance whenever we asked. Wished we could have stayed longer and will definitely return for another visit.
- Guest Anja (NYC)
- Date of stay 04/03/13
- Review Submitted 04/12/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: We hope that you will come back now that you see how easy it is to get to LT from JFK on JetBlue. It was great to see you, your kids and parents enjoying themselves. Las Terrenas truly does appeal to people of all ages and we feel the house works well for six people in that there are several areas to be private and several spaces to join together. Sorry you were there for that infestation of mosquitoes that occurred after the rainy spell the week before. They are not generally that thick and we do not generally get rainy spells that last as long. Glad that you discovered Coson beach and Luis Restaurant.
Family Reunion in Paradise
Family Reunion in Paradise
We, an extended family group of 7, rented La Paloma for 10 days, and also rented the 2br cottage on the other side of the property. This was perfect for the grand-kids (2 and 5) who could safely explore the extensive gardens without need for close supervision and come visit the grand-parents in the cottage without leaving the 1/2 acre compound. This is an ideal property for a family or 2-3 couples in a lovely location, close to the beach and within walking distance to town. La Paloma has a wonderful outdoor shower off the master bath that was perfect to wash off the salt water after returning from the beach. Leslie and Bill were very helpful and great to deal with, particularly as our plans changed and got more complicated due to a big snowstorm delaying our various departures. We all got there eventually and loved it! The house and cottage are separated by extensive gardens, so you will have privacy if you only rent La Paloma. Make sure not to miss Restauant Luis at nearby Playa Coson for a beautiful beach and great food.
- Guest Jim and Kate (Boston)
- Date of stay 02/10/13
- Review Submitted 02/23/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Owner response: We were so glad when you all arrived from London, Boston and New York. That snowstorm certainly made things difficult but we admired your endurance and will to come. We have always thought that La Paloma and El Palomar (guesthouse) would make a fantastic venue for a family reunion and your family certainly proved we were right. I found some little stones laid in a pattern the other day in one of the gardens and thought of your grandchildren playing there. It was wonderful that you all got together and enjoyed beautiful Dominican weather while it snowed and blew up North. We just returned from Luis with some new tenants, everyone loves it!
ParadiseGuest comment entered by owner
Paradise! Left on 11/12/2010 for a stay in March 2010 My first tropical trip staying at a home instead of an all inclusive. I absolutely loved it! It felt like my home away from home. Within minutes we were at the beach and just a short walk away from this incredible village -- fabulous restaurants nestled along the water. Everything is at your fingertips, including buying fish from the locals right off the boat, preparing dinner at the house and dining in the yard under a canopy of twinkling lights. If you are ready to break away from an all inclusive, this is the place to do it. Such a warm, inviting, tropical home! I can't explain the feeling -- to come home to this paradise at the end of the day was an experience I'll never forget!
- Guest Pam
- Date of stay 03/11/10
- Review Submitted 12/18/12
A Place You Will Never ForgetGuest comment entered by owner
A Place You Will Never Forget
A place you will never forget! Left on 12/05/2012 for a stay in December 2010 We stayed in this house with 3 couples in December and had an amazing time. The house is beautiful and the land and beach surrounding it are superb. The outdoor shower after the beach or for sunrise showers really make you feel like you are on a true caribbean vacation. The owners of the house are willing to help guide you to interesting places for food, hikes, shopping etc. I would definitely recommend this place. You can find an interesting array of food just outside your door from fresh fish that you can grill at the house, italian or french cuisine from the ex pats there or local dominican fare. Its a true adventure!
- Guest Rose
- Date of stay 12/22/10
- Review Submitted 12/18/12
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3 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $157 Nightly
Apr 21 - Dec 15
3 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $115 Nightly
Dec 16 - Jan 6
10 night min stay
Discounts: 11 nights or more: $165 Nightly
Jan 7 - Apr 12
7 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $155 Nightly
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- Nearest Airport: El Catey (AZS) at 15 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Playa Ballenas, only a two minute walk at 75 Metres
- Nearest Restaurant: 3 minute walk at 0.1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: We are now semi-retired and enjoying our lives between our farm in New Hampshire where we raise and sell day-lilies and our winter home in Las Terrenas. We enjoy renting and maintaining our three properties and meeting people who have chosen Las Terrenas as their vacation destination. We enjoy introducing them to different parts of the town if they wish and advising them about the best restaurants, attractions and beaches in the area.
Why the Owner Chose Las Terrenas:
We have enjoyed coming to Las Terrenas since 1982 when it really was an authentic fishing village. We have watched it grow over the years and become a place that we could not have imagined. It still has its magnetic attraction for us even though it is now a premier tourist destination because of its incredible natural beauty.
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Front Exterior La Paloma
Veranda at Night
Outdoor Kitchen Bar Area
Fish Cleaning Station
Kiosk at night
Beach Restaurant Luis at Coson
Swimming Playa Ballenas
Sunset walk on our beach
From Playa Ballenas
Late Evening Dinner
Outdoor Bath Area
La Paloma Bar and Grill
Kiosk at night
Boogie Boards at Coson Beach
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