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La Paloma, Island Living in a Tropical Garden, 2 Minute Walk to Beach

Las Terrenas, Samaná Province, Dominican Republic
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay4 - 10 nights

3 BR, 3 Baths, indoor and outdoor kitchen with bar, kiosk, pool, patio

Nestled under towering palms and surrounded by tropical gardens of hibiscus, ginger and heliconia, La Paloma is a great escape for a family or up to three couples who want a casual vacation that is centered around relaxation, good food and beach time. La Paloma is conveniently located only 2 minutes from the beach, 10 minutes from excellent beach restaurants, 5 minutes from a great spa and 20 minutes from town. Enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches on the island where there is the shade of palms or sun glistened sand. A casual lunch on the beach followed by a swim is always fun or you can or rent a Hobi at the Sailing Club, only a four minute walk.


Leslie Honey

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 11, 2018
About Leslie Honey

We are now semi-retired and enjoying our lives between our farm in New Hampshire where we raise and sell day-lilies and our winter home in Las Terrenas. We enjoy renting and maintaining our three properties and meeting people who have chosen Las Terrenas as their vacation destination. We enjoy introducing them to different parts of the town if they wish and advising them about the best restaurants, attractions and beaches in the area.

Leslie Honey purchased this House in 2000

Why Leslie Honey chose Las Terrenas

We have enjoyed coming to Las Terrenas since 1982 when it really was an authentic fishing village. We have watched it grow over the years and become a place that we could not have imagined. It still has its magnetic attraction for us even though it is now a premier tourist destination because of its incredible natural beauty.

What makes this House unique

Superb location, quiet dead end street, very close to beach, bars, restaurants. Walk to town.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, Vanity in bedroom, bath has nice outdoor shower.,
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Bedroom w/ private bath, opens onto veranadah.
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, BR w/private bath opens onto verandah.
      • Queen size Beds (1) Guest Bedroom 1., Double Beds (1) Master Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds 2 twins in third bedroom Room 2 also h which pulls out from under queen. Baby Cribs (1) Available with notice. Porta Crib.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, outdoor shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • Master bedroom has compartmentalized bath, with lovely outdoor shower area.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          Only a two minute walk to beautiful Playa Ballenas, a great beach for adults and kids alike.


            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      AC in 2 of the 3 bedrooms. It is metered and charged separately above the daily/weekly rent. Cost is exactly what the meter reads.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Line drying area
                    • Internet
                      WiFi (wireless internet)
                    • Linens Provided
                      one set of clean sheets per week.
                    • Living Room
                      Large area with couches and dining area with 4 chairs and table.
                    • Parking
                      Inside gate.
                    • Towels Provided
                      2 sets of towels per week. Beach Towels included.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Available... not automatic, maid can give directions.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Automatic coffee maker and stovetop espresso maker.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Ample for 6 persons.
                        • Kitchen
                          Large well equipped area. with lots of counter space.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Full gas oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Good variety of pots and pans and dishes, glasses and wine glasses.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Standard large refrigerator.
                        • Stove
                          6 burner gas stove with oven.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              6 place table on back veranda. 4 place table in Living Room. 2 place breakfast table on front veranda.
                            • Dining Area


                                • Bicycles
                                  Can be rented nearby.
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Small front veranda for breakfast, bird watching. Large veranda in back for lounging and dining.
                                • Lanai / Gazebo
                                  Thatch roofed "kiosko": with table and chairs for dining or game playing next to pool..
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  Large lawn and tropical gardens.
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Gas Grill and covered barbeque/bar area outside.


                                    • smoking allowed
                                      Exterior of house only, not inside please.
                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Private Pool
                                          New pool with access from verandah. Kiosko opens on to pool.,


                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          11 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          A quiet and welcome respite close to LT's lively action

                                                          Deborah R.Montague, MA

                                                          This spacious home has everything you need if you just want to be able to walk (3 min) to beach and restaurants and you don't require the amenities of an all inclusive. 3 good sized and comfortable bedrooms, fabulous outdoor dining and poolside lounging areas, an indoor living room we never used. OK wireless internet. No TV or radio, so bring your own tunes. One level living. Leslie and Bill are very attentive and helpful owner hosts who want to ensure you have what you need--Onsite massages, a stocked frig upon arrival, restaurant and beach tips, directions to dive shops and supermarket. We'd never been to the DR or LT before and were quickly acclimated. We brought our minimally ambulatory 91 year old mother who did just fine. Adjoining home availability makes for a great family compound. A good dose of evening mosquitos and no see ums, but hey, its the Caribbean. Bug dope is supplied! We'd do it again.

                                                          Amazing house and even better hosts.

                                                          Sebastian R.

                                                          We spent two weeks in the house and loved every second. The house is great for a holiday retreat, close to the beach and restaurants/bars. Lovely settings around the pool, could spend all day in the house and have a great time with the kids. Leslie and Bill are the best of hosts, very attentive and informative. I would highly recommend this house. We will definitely be back. Sebastian and Camila.

                                                          Peaceful stay

                                                          Beatriz F.

                                                          Leslie, we enjoyed very much our short vacation in your house. Everything was perfect, we loved the house and Marisol was great. Thank you and we will be back as soon as we can.

                                                          Best vacation stay, we will come back every year!

                                                          Joey O.

                                                          Starting several months before our trip i was in contact with the owner Leslie, she made it so easy to make arrangements for our trip and also very helpfull suggestions. The next step was being in contact with the property managers in Las Terrenas, Noemi and Alex, both of whom were very helpfull. upon arrival Alex met us at the house and gave us a quick tour, the house and property are BEAUTIFUL, lots of open air and space, nice and clean and comfortable, we attribute this in large part to the housekeeper Marisol, who is AWESOME, so nice and friendly, she went above and beyond by helping rearrange a bed and mosquito net for one of us so that we could sleep better, totally made her trip better! thank you Marisol.. The area around the house is also spectacular, just a short walk out the front gate and you are on the beach! clear blue water, palms and white sand. most all of the good restaurants, activities, bars and shops are within walking distance, there is also a taxi stand close by if you wish. the closest restaurants to the house are the hotel Alisei, which also has spa facilities and a pool. as you walk down the beach road you get to more restaurants, we loved the one love surf shack, tres lunas, and el pescadroes, which had the best most friendly staff and yummy and inexpensive food. a short walk past this area and you are in the main town, there are many souvenier shops, art galleries and bars, there is a good sized grocery store, even a french bakery with the best croisants this side of Paris!, lots to see and do. i must add that the people of Las Terrenas are THE BEST! they are the most friendly and helpful i have met in some parts of the world. If you have extra time, i would recomend going to Samana, there is not alot to do there, but it is beautiful, only a short drive from LT. i know this is alot of info, but it truely is a magical place, and staying at La Paloma added to the joy....We will for sure be back in years to come, we are already planning next years trip.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks for your great review, it gave us assurance that everything is running as it should even when we are not there. I hope that the next time that you come we will be in Las Terrenas. We would love to show you some of our "secret"places to eat and some incredibly beautiful deserted beaches off the beaten path. We are glad that you loved Las Terrenas and it's people. You are right, they are the BEST.

                                                          Thanks again for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you had a wonderful vacation and were given good service by our staff.

                                                          Return to LaPaloma..!!!! for the 2nd time...establishing a tradition!

                                                          M & DW

                                                          We came back..it feels like home to us. We had so much fun again this year...there is so much exploring to do...lots of interesting history here. Bill and Leslie know the area so well, and understand the culture, and were able to make suggestions for visits, food, hikes, adventures. The pictures don't do LaPaloma justice..it is a magical place, nestled in beautiful flowers and trees with many nooks and hangout places.for reading or napping.They thought of everything....fans and mosquito nets over each bed and sitting area...It is quiet..in the morning the birds are fabulous. The beach is a 2 min. walk, and there are many beach bars and restaurants with any kind of food and drink you would want. we love it that we can brush up on our Spanish and French...and both are spoken here..This has been a perfect time of year for weather.Thanks for the wonderful time...see you in 12 months or less! Love the fact that we could do our laundry here, great line space, fresh air. M&D

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          WE were thrilled to have you return. I know that you enjoyed the upgrades we have completed since your last stay. We especially like the new kitchen floor and counter and the master bedroom floor as well. The canopy on the master bedroom bed and new box net give an elegant and romantic air to the room. We have had fun making it "better than ever" and will continue to do so. Looking forward to your next visit already.



                                                          What a fantastic experience - we had the most wonderful time at La Paloma. We were three couples and two toddlers and La Paloma was the perfect setting. Safe, quiet and extremely close to the beach. There were great private sitting areas for all and a 'heavenly' outdoor bar/grilling area for entertaining. The house was a short walk to town and dozens of beach bars. Bill and Leslie couldn't have been more gracious hosts, and had the house provisioned wonderfully, including details such as fresh water, flashlights, beach toys for the kids etc. We feel very lucky to have found La Paloma and are looking forward to returning in the very near future.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We were delighted that you came to La Paloma and Las Terrenas for the holidays and hope that you will come back soon. We agree that Las Terrenas is a special place and that our location and property is one of the best for families with small children and for travelers without a car.

                                                          We enjoyed meeting you all and glad that the six of you found all the many areas to find privacy and together time. We especially enjoy the bar and grill area when we are entertaining at the house and like the choice of using gas or charcoal. Glad that you enjoyed all the good restaurants and great food that Las Terrenas has to offer. You were great explorers.


                                                          Las Terrenas, Samaná Province, Dominican Republic

                                                          Weeks in January and February are exciting time on the Samana Peninsula when the east coast humpback whales come to the Samana Bay to breed and bear. Whale watching is fun and exciting. Visiting the Limon Waterfall is enjoyed by most who do it. There are many tours in the area to distant beaches, coffee plantations etc. Not to be missed is the Walk the Plank Zipline in Samana, it's a real adventure.

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