About the property
- House1700 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Walk to Playa Baillenes, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, Kitesurfing, scuba diving, fishing. 25 minute walk along the beach to town. Excellent local and European cuisine. Exciting night life...music, dancing, casino. Excursions... whale watching, Limon waterfalls, fishing, scuba diving. Lots of local color in this vibrant Dominican town. Rent includes 3 days/wk (3 hours each) housekeeping. Can be hired for additional time and cooking. Rental of a quad/all terrain vehicle recommended to explore the area and for evening trips to town.
Sailing Club with Kayak, windsurf and buggieboard, sailboat and hobiecat rental.
Once you have decided to rent I will put you in touch with my property manager who will be able to help you with the particulars of your trip and will meet you at the house with keys and information.
Activities in the area: The Samana Peninsula has miles of beautiful beaches, with gorgeous Lomas (hills) running down it's center. Spectacular views! The Samana Bay is a sanctuary for the mating and birthing of Atlantic humpback whales . There are horseback excursions to the impressive Limon waterfall, all manner of watersports is possible,nightclubs and dancing (bachata, merenge, salsa) to keep you hopping, and excellent local and European cuisine to delight the most discerning palate. A new zipline has received rave reviews! There is a small sailing club right down our hill where you can have lunch or rent a boat.
Airports: We fly into Santo Domingo (SDQ), and drive the 2 hours to our home. The trip is on brand new highways that take you through palm plantations, the mountains of a national park, rice paddies and finally along the side of the mountains of the Samana peninsula with spectacular ocean views. We are 30 minutes from a new airport Samana 'El Catey' so check for flights there first.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french, spanish, minimal Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
John is a landscaper in the NYC area and Kristy is a photographic stylist.
Christine purchased this House in 2006
Why Christine chose Las Terrenas
We have made our home uniquely ours. We are both artistic with a strong sense of design. Clean lines, artistic touches and the comfort of home is what you will find at Casa Orquedea.
What makes this House unique
The easy walk to the beach plus the hillside location with it's views and breezes makes our property unique in this area.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Amazing, better even than the pictures
We were a group of four - two couples - and this property was incredible. The view was even better than captured in the photos - truly idyllic. The large outside table was incredible for breakfasts each morning. The kitchen was fun to work in and the house in immaculate condition. We didn't use the air conditioning but were comfortable with fans/bug nets (would recommend using them). The property managers were professional and helpful. The walk down the hill to Las Bellenas beach was 5 minutes (a little more going up), and the beach was beautiful. We rented kayaks from the Sailing Club right there and ate at two wonderful beach side restaurants within walking distance of the property. It's 1.75 miles to walk into the "downtown" area with bars/music, which we did one night and taxied home. The road/driveway is definitely extremely steep/narrow, but we were able to navigate it with our rental car (suzuki vitara). Would love to come back one day!
We enjoyed a wonderful four days at your lovely beach villa! Loved the outstanding ocean view (especially at sunset), the outdoor dining, the garden, walking along the beach to town, and the feel of your Mediterranean-style home. The huge master bedroom had a perfect cross breeze, which made for a comfortable night's sleep (and afternoon reading). Your property manager was very helpful and I would recommend hiring your housekeeper for at least one dinner in. We had an exceptional traditional dinner with Mahi Mahi caught that day, and although I don't speak Spanish, we had a fun conversation using Google Translate! Also, the highways are much nicer than the tour books lead you to believe.
Wonderful Experience for the entire family
Our family stayed here and it was perfect for our family of 4; two adults and two teenagers. It was in a convenient location to the beach, town, shopping and restaurants. It was comfortable and had all the conveniences of home. The owners were great and prepared us for our trip by giving us a lot of information before our arrival with recommendations of things to do, places to eat, sites to see and guided us when we had questions.
It was a pleasure having you as guests. It sounds like you really used your time here to explore all the things that Las Terrenas has to offer!
We stayed for one week at the Villa Orquidea and fell in love with the home, the village, and the people of Las Terrenas.
It was incredible to have a beautiful kitchen to cook at home, and to dine overlooking the ocean. It is spacious enough have a large group of people. But we enjoyed having the entire house to ourselves. The location of the house allows for seclusion and privacy while being a short walk from the amazing beach, and the restaurants in town.
We also chose to have massages in the house each morning by Amada. What a perfect way to start the day!
We will definitely be returning soon to Las Terrenas and this unique home away from home.
Many thanks to Kristy for sharing this wonderful place with us.
Anna and Eli
We are so glad you enjoyed our home and the wonderful town and beaches of Las Terrenas. Having the massage table in our master suite does make it most luxurious!
This house was the perfect location for our two week stay in LT in July 2014. The breeze from the ocean made the house feel pleasant even on the hottest days, the views from the large terrace onto lush vegetation with the ocean in the background were breath taking and the house itself well designed, fully equipped and tastefully decorated. Everything looked just like the pictures (or even better). The trip into town for food and entertainment was quick in the vehicle we rented from the housekeeper - definitely recommended. We have stayed at other vacation rentals in LT before but (finally) have found the best possible vacation home for our family.
Wonderful! Our paradise is your paradise!
Great value, beautiful house, quiet location!
Great house in quiet location on top of a hill overlooking the Atlantic. House has beautiful hardwood floors and newly renovated bathrooms. Everything is very cozy and comfortable. The patio overlooking a tropical forest and the ocean is amazing. It's a 10-minute walk to the beach, however, car is a must to go to restaurants and grocery stores in las Terrenas.
Las Terrenas is an exciting Dominican town with a strong European ex-patriot population, French, Italian, German. It is located on the Samana Peninsula, with some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. You can walk for miles along gorgeous palm treed beaches with delightful small hotels and condos...no High rises! Great local and European cuisine, exciting night life, lots to do! Our home is one of only handful of houses that sit on a hill with ocean view and is walking distance to the beach (5 minutes) and town (25 minutes). Other Activities: Kite boarding, zipline, ATV excursions Golf: We are about 1 1/2 hours up the coast from a beautiful golf course at Playa Grande.
Additional information about rental rates
There is only room for one midsize car or small SUV in our garage. (RAV 4 size) Any other vehicles will need to be parked down by the beach. 6 adult maximum. any additional will be charged $50/p/p/night