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Hilltop Gated Residence with Ocean View, Infinity Pool, Nearby Beaches, Yoga

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Our infinity pool virtually cascading into the ocean.


Last updated: 02/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 bedroom, 1 bath VILLA sleeps 4 + adjacent bungalow allows extra 1 or 2 guest

Enjoy the best of both worlds, a spectacular hilltop ocean view and a short five minute drive to the nearest beach! Villa FALCONA is one of six homes for rent in hilltop Residence Monte Placido. We are located near all the pristine beaches.
FALCONA is spacious with two bedrooms and a large full bathroom. The total sleeping capacity is four, however the "Guest Room" can be added to the reservation for two additional people. The "Guest Room" is about a twelve foot walk from Villa FALCONA
FALCONA has a fully equipped kitchen that opens to the dining area and living room. The living room opens to a balcony with a spectacular "bird's eye" view of the ocean and our tropical gardens.
The master bedroom has a King bed and opens to the bathroom. The second bedroom has a Queen bed (separates for two twin beds). A cot can be added to the second bedroom if you are a family with three children. Traveling with grandparents? The optional "Guest Room" can be added to your reservation. It has a double bed and private bathroom.
FALCONA has a flat screen satellite TV in the living room and free WI-Fi. The rental includes all bedding, bath towels, beach towels and a one time set up of disposable items like soap, shampoo, toilet paper, dish soap, big five gallon bottle of water. A maid comes three times a week for basic cleaning.
Outdoors there is a lovely central pool area shared by the six villas. The infinity pool is a perfect place to relax as you look out over the magnificent ocean view. There are lounge chairs with cushions, a gas barbecue, and tables for a poolside dinner. Near the pool area we have a cozy massage room and the therapist will come upon request. Our tropical gardens feature a huge variety of colorful plants that attract many specious of birds, some seen only in the Dominican Republic.
The most unique feature of RESIDENCE MONTE PLACIDO is Shiva's Cave Yoga Studio. It is built into the hillside and has a natural cave interior chamber. There is a large wooden workout deck overlooking the ocean. The studio is stocked with mats, blocks and belts. Shiva's Cave is available for use by our guests. We can arrange for a private yoga lesson.
RESIDENCE MONTE PLACIDO is very conveniently located. The nearest beautiful beach is only five minutes away. Our peaceful hilltop oasis is a fifteen minute drive to the bustling town of Las Terrenas where you will find two large grocery stores, a delicious blend of European flair restaurants, and sultry Caribbean nightlife.
Public Transportation to Las Terrenas and also Santo Domingo is a five minute walk down our hill where you will find a bus stop on the main road. Vans or pick up trucks called "guaguas" pass by about every twenty minutes going to and from Las Terrenas. Transporte Las Terrenas has a large touring bus that will stop going to Santo Domingo at 4:20, 6:20, and 8:20 AM. The company has busses that leave Santo Domingo at 1:40 and 3:00 PM and will drop you at our nearby stop. It is really very convenient. From the bus stop in Santo Domingo it is a short taxi ride to the airport.
The nearest airport is El Catey (AZS) thirty five minutes, The second nearest is Santo Domingo (SDQ) two hours. Other airports are in Santiago, Punta Cana, and Puerto Plata
The other five villas on MONTE PLACIDO consist of a Studio, a 1 bedroom home with a/c, 2 other 2 bedroom and 3 bedrooms homes. We can accommodate up to 24 guests for events such as weddings parties

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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We have 3 other units best suited for limited mobility. These are LILKA, GAREDNIA and MAGNOLIA please inquire. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    A crib with mosquito net is available...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry no pets in Falcona, but we do have three other homes with fenced yards that allow pets: Villa Magnolia, Studio Rosa and Apartment Gardenia. Go to VRBO to see listings....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Plenty of outdoor space, terraces and balcony to smoke...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Second bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Twin beds can be joined for a Queen. Can add cot or crib....moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Master bedroom open to bathroom....moreless

  • Falcona has two bedrooms and one bathroom. A "Guest Room" can be added to the reservation to sleep two more guests. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • We are environmentally friendly and all our hot water is generated with solar panels. We provide a one time set up of: 2 rolls of toilet paper, shampoo, soap. Towels changed every other day. Sheets changed once during a week stay. We provide beach towels....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Look up Monte Placido Vacation Home Rentals on the web and DOWNLOAD OUR DRIVING DIRECTIONS AND PICTURES. Do not depend on GPS in the Dominican Republic. Upon request we can have a meal waiting upon arrival so travel weary guest do not have to go back out again once they arrive. The meal needs to be reserved at least 24 hours in advance....moreless


  • Books:

    past guests kindly leave books with us we have nice library ...moreless

  • Games:

    chess, checkers, scrabble, legos, dominos.....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    We are conveniently located to reach to 6 pristine beaches. Portillo - Barbacoa, El Limon, El Valle, Rincon, Moron, Estillero, Popi, Las Ballenas...moreless

  • Beach View:

    From our hilltop you can see in the distance Barbacoa beach and Estillero beach...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Las Terrenas for shopping, dining is a 10 minute short scenic drive down the road...moreless

  • Mountain:

    360 panorama of surrounding mountains...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    180 panorama from the bedroom windows and hiking trails...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    180 panorama of the ocean below...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    180 degree panorama of the Atlantic Ocean. Never ending change of colors from dark blue to light green in the lagoons behind the reefs. listen to the rumbling of the waves over the reefs at night. ...moreless

  • Resort:

    MONTE PLACIDO is a gated secure residence. Cook is available on request, massage & yoga on site. Sailing club membership. Nearby kite surf, hiking trails, bird watching....moreless

  • Rural:

    Located on a hilltop we are a short walk to the quaint Dominican Village below. Take a scenic stroll following a path into the hills to see local farmers at work. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Located in a quaint Caribbean village where our local baker will make special coco bread on daily basis, the fisherman will deliver catch of the day...moreless

  • Water View:

    The Atlantic Ocean...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Our guests have free use of Shiva's Cave Yoga Studio. It is full stocked with mats, blocks, belts and an Iyengar rope wall....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets changed once during a weeks stay....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Including beach towels. Bath towels changed every other day....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In residence laundry room. Our caretaker will also take care of your laundry for a fee. We offer laundry service for our guests...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped and more. We provide dish soap and towels. Guests really appreciate our breakfast welcome basket on the 1st day...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    and ovenware...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    As guests you are Members of sailing Club and preferred prices on sailboat and kayak rentals. Or go out with Don on his Hobie18...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    by the pool and balcony...moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Golf:

    Ocean front golf at 2h00 drive. called Playa Grande ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    At preferred Club Rates exclusively for MONTE PLACIDO guests....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    By the pool...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    and botanical gardens the owner is a landscaper...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    By the pool...moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sailboat
  • Tennis:

    5 minute drive clay courts...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkel and fins...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Our pool area is spacious with two separate seating and dining areas for privacy....moreless

  • Outdoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 64 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 5 - Apr 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$120 $130
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Easter - 4 Guest Minimum
Apr 9 - Apr 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$124 $144
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$100 $110
Fri, Sat
$700 $1,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Children under 2 years that sleep in a crib are free. Over two years children are counted as adults.

We reserve the right to apply higher prices during Dominican extended 3 days week ends.

If you cancel less than 14 days in advance we will not issue a refund, however we will apply that amount towards a future stay within the following twelve months (subject to availability). IF we cancel due to natural forces such as hurricane, we will issue a full refund minus the banking fee.

Please note that higher daily rates may apply during extended 3 day extended Dominican Holidays. Yr 2016 = Monday 26 / Feb27 / April 3 / June 4 / Aug 16 / Sept 24

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/23/2017
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  • Playa Rincon

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22 Miles
Nearest Airport
El Catey, AZS Samana . SDQ = 120km
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many Bars-Restaurants-Discos in Las Terrenas
24 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Samana to Sabana del mar
72 Miles
Nearest Golf
Playa Grande 1h30 hour scenic drive
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
New highway # 7 Santo Domingo -2h30 scenic drive
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Las Terrenas (wide international choice )
0.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
El Portillo

Car: Recommended

MONTE PLACIDO is on top a tall hill overlooking the ocean. We have a fantastic panoramic view with the ocean on one side and rolling hills on the other. As our guest, you will enjoy a membership to the Las Terrenas Sailing and Beach Club with chaises loungues, bar and restaurant and sail boat rentals.

Las Terrenas is the up and coming small, trendy resort town in the Caribbean. (few all inclusive resorts here). Our little town is comprised of mostly small hotels/inns, residences and homes. Last count 5,000 foreign residents = 45 diff. nationalities thus restaurants/bars for all tastes and budgets. We are only five minutes to the beach, a 10 minute drive to Las Terrenas center - 40 minute from AZS El Catey-Samana Airport and 2h00 from SDQ Santo Domingo airports. For directions to reach our hill top ocean view paradise please contact us. Our residence is perfect for those who want to enjoy the nightlife and at the same time a tranquil tropical get-a-way.

Other Activities: wind surfing, sailing snorkeling, tennis,beach walking, ZIP lining, hiking, birdwatching, yoga


Manager info


Year Purchased: 2002

About: Don and Diana moved to the Dominican Republic 14 years ago. Don grew up in Paris, France and Diana on Long Island, New York. We married in 1999 and moved to the Dominican Republic in 2002. We built Monte Placido and the six houses as a family residence. In 2011 we began our rental home business. Diana enjoys yoga. She organizes yoga retreats in what we call SHIVAS's CAVE. When Don is not gardening he goes sailing. Come and join us, relax and enjoy!

Why El Limón, Dominican Republic:
Our environment is unique in Las Terrenas because we offer the best of both worlds. Monte Placido captures the peaceful and calming tropical spirit. Travel down our little mountain and in minutes you are at a dozen marvelous beaches. Reach the heart of Las Terrenas in only fifteen minutes where you can enjoy the many fine restaurants and Caribbean nightlife.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The most amazing feature of Monte Placido is our Yoga Cave. The yoga studio has ocean view, a wooden workout deck, and an Iyengar rope wall. It is fully stocked with mats, blankets and blocks. Up the inside stairs is a natural cave, perfect for small discussion groups or meditation. As guests of Monte Placido you are welcome to use the Yoga Cave for your own private workout.

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

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  • Our infinity  pool virtually cascading into the ocean.

    Our infinity pool virtually cascading into the ocean.

  • Dining with ocean view. Seats six.

    Dining with ocean view. Seats six.

  • Master bedroom, king bed.

    Master bedroom, king bed.

  • Second bedroom queen bed comes apart to make two twin beds.

    Second bedroom queen bed comes apart to make two twin beds.

  • GUEST ROOM private terrace with spectacular mountain view.

    GUEST ROOM private terrace with spectacular mountain view.

  • Pool surrounded by lush gardens.

    Pool surrounded by lush gardens.

  • Lounge chairs with cushions.

    Lounge chairs with cushions.

  • Request a massage after a long day of traveling.

    Request a massage after a long day of traveling.

  • Ocean view from all homes.

    Ocean view from all homes.

  • Yoga hardwood work out deck with ocean view.  We welcome yoga retreats

    Yoga hardwood work out deck with ocean view. We welcome yoga retreats

  • Stairs leading to upper cave chamber.

    Stairs leading to upper cave chamber.

  • Amazing rock formations.

    Amazing rock formations.

  • Spacious Living room open to kitchen.

    Spacious Living room open to kitchen.

  • Fully equipped kitchen.

    Fully equipped kitchen.

  • Second bedroom, queen bed.

    Second bedroom, queen bed.

  • The GUEST ROOM has a double bed, private bath & terrace - 12 yrds. from Falcona

    The GUEST ROOM has a double bed, private bath & terrace - 12 yrds. from Falcona

  • Second floor apartment, Villa Falcona.

    Second floor apartment, Villa Falcona.

  • Two pool decks for more privacy.  The gazebo with table and shade

    Two pool decks for more privacy. The gazebo with table and shade

  • Pool area at night.

    Pool area at night.

  • Let Don walk you  through the gardens and share his passion for plants+ flowers

    Let Don walk you through the gardens and share his passion for plants+ flowers

  • Shiva's Cave Yoga Studio on site.

    Shiva's Cave Yoga Studio on site.

  • Iyengar rope wall.

    Iyengar rope wall.

  • Cave chamber, quiet and cool for meditation.

    Cave chamber, quiet and cool for meditation.

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