Ocean View, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
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I'm born and grew up in Italy. I lived in many countries, from Varese in Italy to New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona and finally now in Las Terrenas. I'm an environmental engineer graduated from NYU Polytechnic University in NYC and the University of Pavia in Italy. My passions: my son, dune buggies (that I build, sell and rent: contact me if you wish to have one during your stay) and surfing.
Carlos purchased this Villa in 2011
Why Carlos chose Las Terrenas
If you've never been to Las Terrenas before it might be difficult to explain this but this town is a unique place on earth, where sometimes time seems to stop and all the issues that make your daily life dissipate and to start living in harmony with nature and the elements surrounding you. I discovered Las Terrenas thanks to my mom in 2003 and then during a vacation here I had the opportunity to purchase a plot of land and this is how the story began...
What makes this Villa unique
Casa Phil is a dream house. It was built with care, love and sacrifice. We built it for our family and hence looked and though of all details during the planning and building process.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
My big 50 !!!
This is a magical place, the house the staff the view ... i can go on forever!!!
Thank you Andrea, victor, Carlos, Luz and Philippe for memories to last me and my family a lifetime.
A Special Experience
We are a family of 4 that recently (June, 2019) spent 10 days at this magnificent property. The house is stunning with amazing views. It is truly indoor/outdoor living at it's best - with bedrooms that can be sealed up to use the AC. Carlos, the property manager was extremely helpful before and during our stay. He patiently answered all of my numerous questions (our first visit to the area) and was willing and able to help with any and all arrangements we needed. Andrea and Victor live on the property and do the cooking, cleaning & maintenance. They are very kind and friendly people and Andrea's cooking is wonderful. We ended up eating every single meal in the house - a first for us on vacations. Her cooking was that good and she's works with you to prepare whatever you want (we mostly ate traditional DR food). And be sure to ask her to make you a pina colada - they're the best! Her husband Victor does all of the shopping. Basically, you never have to leave the house if you don't want to. It's all inclusive. We ended up canceling half of our excursions because we didn't want to leave. The house is as it appears on the website and is just as stunning as it is depicted. It's also an easy & short walk to a large, gorgeous (and not very crowded!) beach.
This house offers a unique and special experience and for people looking for relaxation and luxury, it fits the bill! Thank you Andrea, Victor and Carlos for a great stay!
Casa Phil was an amazing place to stay! The manager, Carlos, and the staff, Andrea and Victor, made everything very smooth from start to finish. We were just able to relax and have fun with nothing to worry about. The meals, prepared by Andrea, were scrumptious. The views from the Villa were beautiful, and the walk to the beach easy. A great place to stay for families or a group of friends. Highly recommend!
Retreat at Casa Phil
An outstanding house and property. We had a great time and really enjoyed being spoiled by Andrea and Victor who went over and above to make our stay fabulous. Andrea is a wonderful cook - Kudos. Great beaches and restaurants in Fisherman's Village.
Great house near the beach with stunning view
Tolles Haus, sehr geräumig, super Lage sehr nahe vom Strand, absolut empfehlenswert
Truly epic and unique
The place is absolutely amazing, it opens up completely allowing for lots of fresh air and the view is beyond anything else (we saw whales from the balcony). Andrea’s cooking is the best you will ever find and her husbond Victor is helpful with anything and everything. Just for future reference: our gas and electricity was about 160USD for 5 days, the place is huge, we used air con at Night and in one room at daytime. Its a short walk to the beach, but would recommend also going to Playa Escondida.
About las terrenas
Anywhere you look, one beach is more beautiful than the next one. Playa cosón heads up the list with its turquoise, pristine waters and its three miles of white sand shore. You can actually walk along the sea from the end of playa cosón to playa la bonita (which literally means the beautiful beach,) then playa escondida; cross the hill and you are in playa las ballenas (just nearby Casa Phil), playa punta popi and playa portillo. Over ten miles of a continuous incredible paradise ready for you to discover.
Watch the whale!
Whale watching in the bay of samaná will be one of the highlights of your visit. Between the months of january to march, humpback whales come from distant oceans to the waters of samaná to perform their courting songs and impress us with fascinating shows of flippering and jumping. These whales have chosen our area to mate and come back every year with their newborns and male companions to start anew their cycle of life.
Excursions and day trips
Whether on a horse, on an atv, by car or on a boat, there are wonderful excursions and day trips you can enjoy in the area. From el salto de el limón - el limón falls, fishing trips, snorkeling and scuba diving, or just a walking tour of las terrenas, your days can be filled with activity and emotions. Zip-lining and eco tours through this wonderful tropical forests are an incomparable adventure and a total must. My dear friend Francis is the captain of the 45ft catamaran named 'Califa' and you may contact him for a day trip in the Samana bay to the beautiful 'Cayo Levantado' island (my favorite hang out for snorkeling) or to the 'Haites' national park.
Fine dining and wining in las terrrenas
If you just want to sit back and and enjoy fine drinking and dining, las terrenas and samaná offer you a wide range of international restaurants. From mexican fajitas to an ukranian borscht to a french ratatouille, the cosmopolitan flavor of this town is reflected not only in its population but also in its cuisine. A café au lait and a croissant for breakfast, a cuban sandwich and a mojito for lunch and a paella for dinner is not an unthinkable menu in your culinary journey of las terrenas and samaná. Our favorite hangouts in town (and defenitely 'must do' during your stay) are the 'spoon beach restaurant bar' just 1 minute walk for casa phil owned by willy a cooking gem in town, 'le tre caravelle' owned by the friendly simone for a refined italian fish based dinner (don't leave without trying the risotto tre caravelle), 'la serviette' if you crave for modern french caribbean cuisine, 'la salsa' in the 'fisherman's village with the best price/quality 200 pesos mid day menu.
Sports events and sport tours
Nothing prevents you from continuing practicing your favorite sports and keeping in shape while vacationing in las terrenas or samaná. You can even participate in a 10k road race, a cross country run, a mountain bike competition, sailing, going to a gym, swimming, kite surfing and surfing in our beaches. There are annual events such as las terrenas 10k and the cross country @ playa morón which are internationally accredited athletic events which promote our area as a main sport tourism destination in the dominican republic. If you are into surfing or have always wanted to try it, here is you chance, visit 'nalu surfshop' owned by my friend and surf instructor william.
Nightlife in las terrenas
Certainly, one of the most popular social activities for entertainment in las terrenas, dancing and 'clubbing' is a favorite for both national and international tourists visiting the area. Our 'fisherman's village' is a popular spot concentrating most of the discos and bars in las terrenas, but it is not the only area where to have fun. Nightlife is vibrant in this town offering a new world for the visitors to discover. My favorite's hangouts in the 'fisherman's village' are the replay with Nicholas and Enzo for a mix of contemporary and latin music often animated by one of the local dance schools (to practice your bachata and salsa moves), gaia disco owned by sergio our neighbour on loma bonita.