4 BEDROOMS, 4 FULL BATHROOMS, 2-10 GUESTS
- english, french, spanish
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Beautiful, quiet, oasis!
The property is beautiful! Con: remote, difficult to obtain groceries if you plan to cook yourself and you do not have a rental car available to you. Pro: The Chef is excellent. Con: Would be helpful if the Chef had menu suggestions available for the guests to choose from in that DR cooking uses different types of foods and it is hard to know what is available. The kitchen needs updates for cookware and appliances. Unless one knows Spanish, it is difficult to converse with the help. I used Google translation which helped to overcome, but again unless you are familiar with DR cooking it may be confusing. Lobster and Shrimp were either not available or very expensive. Con: The rodents: bats, spiders, rats, cockroaches, lizards should be expected as they are a natural part of the country. Pro: The house is clean and the help at the house are wonderful. All in all, an adventure and an experience of a lifetime:)
Thank you Evelyn for your helpful comments.
What a good idea to prepare a list of special available.menus for our guests!
Yes, it is better to rent a car when you book our villa.. So it is easy to visit the best places of Samana Peninsula, organize your own shopping, and go to famous restaurants around Las Galeras.
Yes we are in a tropical area , so we have every sort of animals but included too; beautiful birds (caracoleros, Hummingbirds, fregates, etc..) splendid tropical flowers and tipical fishing or country people scenaries.
Yes it is an adventure,.... the best one!
There were 8 people in our party and we all had a very good experience.
The house was a good size for are family. We especially appreciated Carla and Diogenes. They were so helpful and kind. We never felt they were an intrusion. The night guard, Noel made us feel very safe as well as Jeffery who accompanied us on our hike and ATV adventure. The pool was really nice. Carla cooked for us every night but one plus made delicious corn cakes, fried bananas, and delicious pina coladas and passion juice. The beach was close and beautiful. Our teenage children loved riding the waves. We played lots of games together and it was wonderful to not have TV or internet access. A lot of bonding time and relaxing time for are family who live busy lives in the states. Our only negative is the long ride from the airport. It was also nice being so secluded from a lot of tourist and very little chance to shop. We chose not to rent a car which limited our activities, but that also gave us the opportunity to truly relax and grow closer. A wonderful trip!!
Amazing in every way!
What a wonderful holiday! The house, while a little off the beaten path, was beautiful. Extremely well kept and a true villa. Three large bedrooms upstairs, each with its own bathroom, plus another en-suite bedroom on the first floor allowed all of our guests privacy, and convenience for our older guest who has trouble with stairs. Most exciting was the private beach just steps from the house. We listened to the waves crashing at night and woke to views of the water and hills. The house staff couldn’t have been more helpful. We got in very late in the evening and Diogenes was waiting to guide us to the house. We also arranged for dinner to be prepared for most of our stay - it was well worth it!
Two recommendations: Definitely rent an SUV - most the roads around the house are dirt and rocky so you’ll need it! And don’t forget your bug spray. The windows do not have screens, which we didn’t mind, but you’ll wake up to chewed legs if you don’t spray before bed!
Thank you, Vincent, for making this marvelous house available to vacationers. It was truly a paradise.
This is quite simply the most beautiful place imaginable. The villa is set in a very private location next to two stunning semi private beaches. We rarely saw another person on either beach. The villa is spacious, well kept with stunning views. It is very well equiped and keeps cool even in summer so we didnt need the airconditioning.The staff, Diogenes, Dulis and Noen were friendly and extremely helpful but unobtrusive. The pool is large. deep, warm and well kept..We had no problem with mosquitos or other unwelcome insects. Although off the beaten track the road is not too bad, an SUV is helpful but a 4x4 not essential. It is still easy to go out for dinner and to visit the rest of the penisula with its many beautiful beaches.towns and waterfalls.
The Dominicans are extremely friendly warm people who made us feel very welcome.We were humbled by their generosity..
We have travelled extensively and will definitely return to this peaceful haven.
We hope you can come back to our little paradise.
We are so happy and work hard to make better and better our service.
Vincent and the staff
All was paradisiac: staff, villa, beach, swimming pool, etc..
The property is lovely, right on the beach
Really lovely house, right on the beach, secluded location, 3 other houses on the property, the gardens all around the house are well maintained, the pool and pool area are also well maintained - pool chlorine level was low - I prefer a saline pool so was wary of a chlorine pool and had no problem swimming in this pool , each bedroom with it's own bath, nice living room area and great kitchen. At night the sound of the surf is right there, the rain on the roof - if it rains - is magical.
If you are looking for a totally secluded get away to write a book, decompress, reconnect with the missed sleep/a book you want to read/sun/sand/surf, this was a lovely getaway for us. The water is a lovely blue/light green and bathtub warm. The body surfing was great. If you plan to come here staying at the pool on the property is the best way to go; there are not beach chairs if you want to stay at the beach all day.
If you want to go away from the house and go to a restaurant or coffee shop this is not that place, but you can rent boats and guides to take you to these places.
We opted to have a chef prepare local cuisine, and it is well worth it, while we were there the locals who fish from the beach area/surrounding waters showed us a lobster and inquired if we wanted to purchase it, not being spanish speakers I said "Pasquala" our chef's name, and the following evening that lobster was on the BBQ for us.
The internet is intermittent, so be prepared to not stress over it.
There are 2 international airports, we were advised to come into Santa Domingo - its a 3 + hour drive to the house. The roads in DR are great. The final driveway down to the house is not paved so is a 20 minute drive. Renting a car worked just fine, we did a combination of renting a car for some of us and taking the car transport recommended by the owner for others ($210 1 way for up to 12 passengers)
The owner, Vincent, is very responsive. The staff at the house are interested in making sure your stay is as you would expect, they do not speak any other language than
Spanish, so we did spend sometime with Google translate.
Enjoy this lovely slice of paradise
The ideal situation during the day allows one to visit the most remarkable sites of the Peninsula (Playa Rincon, Los Haitises national park, whale excursion trips, el Limon water falls, Las Terrenas and its beaches ,…etc).