Private Swimming Pool *Only 300 Steps to Best Beach * No Car Needed* Pets Okay(24 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7-14 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
2 bedrooms + twin daybed, 1 full bath, sleeps 5, Private Swimming Pool-
You may pay safely with a credit card using PayPal or American guests may mail a personal check.
Casa Pura Vida is a romantic 'honeymoon cottage' in a walled, quarter-acre, tropical garden - the perfect alternative to a cramped hotel room. Beautifully yet simply decorated in beach glass colors of turquoise and lime green. Casa Pura Vida was featured on the American television show, House Hunters International on HGTV.
Your villa has two bedrooms: each with queen beds, plus twin daybed to sleep five. Comfortable, light-filled living area with DVD player and dining area. WIFI Internet access is available throughout the property, so you may use your laptop or tablet by the pool! Equipped kitchen, tiled bathroom with HOT shower. High ceilings with ceiling fans and constant breezes.
How to Travel to Las Terrenas: The easiest and cheapest way to reach Las Terrenas is to fly into El Catey airport (Canadian guests) or Santo Domingo--Los Americas Airport (SDQ), hire a rental car (Budget is approx. $240//week) and then make the easy and beautiful 2 hour drive up the brand new highway which starts just outside the airport and travels through palm plantations and rice paddies.
Our manager can pick you up for the same fee as a taxi ($80--$180 US), PLUS he will stop for food or beverages on the way to the villa!
When you make a reservation at Casa Pura Vida, you will receive detailed information on how to travel from SDQ, (or other arrival cities) PLUS you will receive a comprehensive Rental Guide with suggestions for restaurants, nightclubs, where to go, best beaches,etc. Plus: our manager can help you rent a 'quad,' arrange snorkeling, diving or fishing expeditions, zip-line tours... and he can tell you where to find the hottest 'nightclub de jour'!
About Las Terrenas: With over 15 miles of deserted, turquoise-water beaches, 'Time' magazine has described Las Terrenas as having one of the last, long stretches of undeveloped beach in the Caribbean.
The balmy climate with its ever-present trade winds and the warm temperature of the sub-tropical Atlantic Ocean combine to provide this part of the island with year-round, delightful weather with only a few degrees difference in temperature between winter and summer.
Las Terrenas is both a small fishing village AND it is also a vibrant cosmopolitan beachtown with over 60 restaurants, many of which are owned and operated by French or Italian permanent residents and located along the beachfront. There is a modern supermarket, two banks, ATM's, ,exciting night clubs and unique gift stores with quality handicrafts, clothing and jewelry.
The French bakery (just a short walk from Casa Pura Vida) is THE place to go for morning coffee and fresh pastries...you will feel like you're in Paris, but with perfect balmy weather!
Walk the never-ending beach and watch the colorful kiteboards or take lessons! Go diving, snorkeling, hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding on the beach.
Casa Pura Vida is located in a QUIET neighborhood (no noisy motoconchos!) and is decorated in tropical colors of turquoise and green. Guests may buy fresh fish or shrimp right on the beach and prepare in the equipped kitchen or on the outdoor grill. Purchase freshly-baked baguettes and pastries for breakfast at the French bakery, just a 5 minute walk into town. Take a dip in your private pool and watch the sun set over the hills beyond your backyard.
The American television program 'House Hunters International' (on the HGTV network) shot an episode about the Millers and their new vacation home--- the episode has aired several times!
Member since: 2008
- 950 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 5
- Events Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- The kitchen has a refrigerator-freezer, 4-burner gas stove, microwave oven, toaster oven, coffee maker, electric juicer, blender for frozen drinks, pots and pans, utensils, plates, bowls and glasses: everything you need to prepare all your meals! Barbeque meat and seafood on the backyard bar-b-q grill. Dine outdoors and enjoy the sunset under the flower-covered backyard kiosk. Our housekeeper can prepare delicious meals for a small additional charge--just ask Frito to arrange! Above the daybed is a library of 50+ paperback books for your reading pleasure. You'll never want to move from the shaded and cushioned sofa beside the swimming pool!...moreless
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 5 people
- Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Filtered Water
- Linens Provided
- Living Area
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Beach Towels
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
14 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Departure Cleaning $50
- Pet Fee $20
Rates include electricity, gas and WiFi. Television service and housecleaning available for additional fee.
1-5 months: $1500/month
6-11 months $1350/month
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Car: Not Necessary
Top 3 Reasons why Casa Pura Vida is the BEST villa rental on the Samana Peninsula:
1. It is located just 300 yards from Playa Popy: one of the last, long stretches of undeveloped, turquoise-water beach in the Caribbean.
2. You can walk to the town of Las Terrenas --no car is needed!
3. You have your very own PRIVATE swimming pool (No tan lines! :)
Las Terrenas has over 50 French, Italian, German and Dominican restaurants, two large, modern supermarkets, exciting night clubs (dancing on the beach!) and unique gift stores with quality handicrafts, clothing and jewelry.
Snorkeling, diving, deep sea fishing, wind surfing and kite boarding are just steps away from Casa Pura Vida. Go hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding on the beach, zip-lining through the jungle, or to the beautiful El Limon waterfall.
Or just stay home and enjoy your private swimming pool and tropical gardens....
Other Activities: Kite-boarding (trade winds blow a steady 12-15 mph!) Hobie cats, whale-watching (January-March) zip-line tours and deep-sea fishing. You will receive a comprehensive rental guide with information on all local activities and tips about the BEST restaurants, and MUST-SEE's.
Our manager, Mr. Frito D'Ambreville, speaks Spanish, English and French and can arrange fishing, diving or snorkeling excursions and quad or jeep rentals.
Be careful of rental listings that say 'Close to the Beach,' but require a CAR or TAXI to get there!
Year Purchased: 2008
About: I am VERY fortunate to live in Louisville, Kentucky in the summer and in Las Terrenas in the winter. Originally from Chicago, I have been a teacher, city government manager and a motivational speaker and author- :) I love being able to eat at authentic French, Italian and German restaurants here in Las Terrenas, without having to travel to Europe and I enjoy sharing the best beaches, restaurants, Happy Hours" and sights with my guests. As an unofficial "Big Sister," I spend Saturdays with some local girls and I also started a "Clean-Up for Food" project in their neighborhood. Please let me know if you have ANY questions about the property, neighborhood or town.... I'm happy to help! :)
Why La Iglesia, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic:
After looking at almost every Caribbean island and a couple Central American countries, we bought our villa in Las Terrenas because of its perfect location (we don't want to drive while on vacation :) and because of the wonderful European and Dominican restaurants. Plus, the people in this town are super-friendly and just so interesting.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
I love being able to enjoy coffee in the morning beside the pool in complete privacy and being able to walk EVERYwhere I want to go!
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Enjoy your totally private swimming pool- no tan lines! With cushioned loungers in the sun or shade, surrounded by tropical flowers!
Enjoy your PRIVATE swimming pool in your large, tropical flowers-filled yard.
Living and dining areas with comfortable wicker furniture
The MOST comfortable, cushioned loungers of ANY property in Las Terrenas! :)
Sparkling clean bathroom with HOT shower!
The front bedroom has wonderful cross-breezes and romantic netting-
The TV/DVD player is inside the corner cabinet--behind the rocking chair
The gated property has secure parking.
Relax with a good book and cold drink on the cushioned bamboo furniture
Peek thru the kiosk and picture yourself by your private swimming pool!
You can walk to this French bakery for fresh pastries and baguettes--yummy!
Casa Pura Vida is only 300 steps from THIS exact beach...no car is needed!
Prepare your meals in the sunny kitchen. Free bottled water is provided.
Brand new Queen-sized 'pillow top mattress' with reading lamps on each side!
Picture yourself beside your own PRIVATE swimming pool-- No other guests!
The swimming pool is surrounded by palm and banana trees and tropical flowers...
Twin daybed, many paperback books and Internet access for your laptop
High ceilings, lots of light and gleaming tiled floors, wicker + wood furniture.
Dine outside under your flower-covered kiosk
You can go on a Zip-Line Canopy Tour- just a short excusion from Casa Pura Vida!
Walk to this beach from Casa Pura Vida!
Turquoise pool surrounded by tropical flower....especially refreshing in summer
It's just a short walk to the beach bars at Playa Popy--Mohito's is a favorite!
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