Ocean view and rear hill view, 5 bedrooms, + 2 extra bed, 5 bth, pool, jacuzzi.
Pool / Spa
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
La Villa Family Vaca
My experience at La Villa was amazing, everything went super smooth. My family and I stayed from Feb 18-21st. Owner, and all the workers were extremely nice and people. We had dinner made on two occasions and the food was great, ordering was super easy. Pierre knows the city super well and he helped us find 4 wheelers, order take out, anything we needed he was there to facilitate. Owner went by the house every day to make sure everything was running smoothly, he was very nice. House is very modern, with big bathrooms in every room. Decoration is beautiful, I wish I had stayed longer so I could enjoy the house more, I used the hot tub in my bedroom every night and it was amazing, there was always hot water available. I can’t wait to be back to La Villa, I highly recommend for a big group that is planning to travel to Las Terrenas, it is a very beautiful, quiet neighborhood with quick easy access to everything.
I highly recommend friends and family of Lourdes to all owners of villas and apartments.
Where do I start?...Online the house looks great and it is great, style wise very modern. The problems start with all the equipment. The refrigerator is a health hazard, rusty, stuck together with duct tape and mold in various forms. The oven is difficult to use as all the writing has rubbed off on it. The Nespresso coffee machine didn't work, taken away, but never returned. The kitchen sinks didn't have any plugs, or a washing up bowl, so we had to wash up in a large saucepan. The kitchen units had seen better days. One bathroom shower was hanging off the wall, another bathroom had a cracked sink and was leaking onto the floor. some bedroom lights, even though switched off, continually flickered on and off all night. The couch in the lounge was so stained and smelly, so unpleasant. A big problem was the back up generator which was situated under the house where the bedrooms were came on in the middle of the night and kept waking us up as it was so loud. If you are in the bedroom below the swimming pool, the overflow from the pool is draining and sound like running water in the bedroom which was troublesome for our guests to sleep. Another big problem is You Get Charged for Air Conditioning, but we were unaware at time of booking that there are windows in every room that don't have glass in them only bug netting, so basically you are air conditioning the outside!!!! The house is for Sale so I cannot see the owner wishing to address some of the problems....Take plenty of bug spray we have never been bitten so much as the back of the house house is like a tropical rainforest. Couldn't sit outside after sunset approx 6.30pm because of the bugs, which was a shame because the outside area is very pleasant. The house is NOT in walking distance to the beach. Make sure you take plenty of cash with you for your stay as very few places take credit cards. Including restaurants and gas stations.....One very strong plus side, the staff were faultless, although they don't speak English, they went to the extreme to please.
Where do I start?…
I terribly resent the 300 clients who put 5-star reviews at this villa, to have misled me so much…. )
Because by reading this review, we immediately see, What we are facing….
Fortunately we can only write 2500 characters to review..
I visited almost every day during the week,and the concierge is at the Villa 24 hours a day,
Each time to ask if everything was fine,
Each time I was answered everything was good!!!
- The refrigerator is completely clean inside,
There are actually some rust spots at the bottom of the doors outside,
Due to the fact that many customers close the doors with their feet, this fridge is exactly 13 months old,
It is the 3rd that I change in 5 years of rental.
- I must admit that the writings on the oven are not very visible, but I am not an oven maker or a glasses seller.
- There are two coffee makers available, 1 paper filter coffee maker and we offer ground coffee. and 1 Nespresso machine and we offer the capsules.
The espresso machine worked for the first 4 days, the 5th day no longer works, It's christmas day, i didn't find a place for repair,
And I couldn't buy another one, because it's not available in las terrenas. I know a lot of villas that would bill the machine.
- Yes there is voluntarily no plug in the kitchen sink, because it has filters to avoid clogging the pipes,
I admit that washing the dishes under running water, It’s is not very ecologic ...
But it seems more hygienic …If it had been communicated to us, that it was so important we would have removed the filters, and put back the plugs.
- It is true that the generator is a bit noisy, but La Villa is one of the few in Las Terrenas to be equipped with it,
During Christmas week there was at least 3/4 power cut every day on average, certain up to 1 hour. It's necessary to choose...
- Regarding the bulbs that light up in the bedroom, don't worry, there is no voodoo,here )))
Just had to tighten the bulb or close the switch ...if I or my concierge had been warned we would have fixed the problem immediately.
- All bathrooms are in very good condition,
There was a hand wash in Coraline which cracked, I didn't even ask how it didn't happen
which caused a drip leak when used, the water flowed gently in the shower.
It takes a day to fix everything, and I didn't want to do it during the clients' stay, especially it really didn't bother much.
It is possible for me to admit that it was the previous client, possibly!
- And if the house is for sale, did not believe me stupid enough to stop the maintenance …
- It is clearly written on the site that there is a charge for air conditioning.
What you call windows at any wind, these are vents that are called high ventilation against humidity,
They are 12 feets high and very small, The whole house is equipped with double glazing.
For information: In my country, since the world became world, the cold air remains on the ground… )
- I never advertise my villa on the beach, I warn all my customers that the villa is 15 or 20 minutes walk.
- It is true that during the rainy period at the end of the afternoon if it is wet there are sand flies,
But I can guarantee you I the villa being on a hill, there are much less than on the beach..
If you like tranquility , family time then you can have it all. Large families and many friends .
Great place, super large and luxury.
You can have both worlds forest and ocean views. Everything is close by but if you don't want to leave the property their are workers that can go to the stores for you. The most butifull views and place in Las Terrenas.
I highly recommend friends and family of Andrés to all apartment and villa owners.
Excellent family stay
From the moment we checked in we had Pierre our consierge waiting to greet us. The home is beautiful, the view is beautiful. Janet the cleaning lady does a wonderful job. The owner came by to greet us which was nice. I have to say out other villas I have stayed at this exceeds all of them. Only wish we were closer to the beach but will definitely return. Thank you Alain for sharing your home with us.
Hermosa y impresionante casa, la recomiendo !
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About Alain Carre
Hotel and restaurant owner in Thailand, Cambodia and France
Alain Carre purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Alain Carre chose Las Terrenas
I built this house because I love living in Las Terrenas. I am about to build others.
What makes this Villa unique
An exceptional view of the sea and the hills behind.