About the property
- Apartment1580 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Vital Las Terrenas! Ideal Spot: Vibrant Beach Scene, Dining, Nightlife w/Privacy
Luxury beachfront condo / apartment in an IDEAL Las Terrenas location for your vacation and family gatherings. The suite is new, modern, a high build quality and very well appointed. True walking distance to all of Las Terrenas' best restaurants, shops, cafes and discotheques. Five (5) minutes to the new Fisherman's Village featuring 13 beachfront restaurants, cafe's and clubs. Lush palm trees and exotic vegetation all about.
The suite has two (2) spacious bedrooms, two (2) luxurious baths, a large living area and a grand terrace with commanding views of your pool directly below you and Playa Ballenas directly in front to enjoy the wonderful palm trees and ocean views. The unit comfortably sleeps and accommodates six (6) adults.
Ventanas al Mar is in a 24-hour secured luxury complex with swimming pool, Jacuzzi, reserved parking spot, guest parking available and facility attendant to help with anything on site all day long.
Also, consider reserving any maid service you may desire during your stay, snorkeling adventures right in front of the unit and even niceties like a personal trainer and an in home cook at your request. All at reasonable local rates.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 07, 2018
About Michael Bidwell
We live in the United States and discovered Las Terrenas for ourselves in early 2012. I absolutely had to see LT for myself after reading this enchanting Caribbean Travel article . . . A month or so later, we fell in love with LT almost the moment we crossed over the mountain range and saw the region's stunning natural beauty: miles and miles of pristine beaches, extremely lush palm forests and the deep blue Caribbean Sea. Incredible! Once in town, we were drawn to the cosmopolitan beach scene. TOP quality restaurants, french bakeries, cafes and countless beach bar options of all levels of sophistication. Also, it is great to have the option to take a bite out of a great nightlife scene on any given evening. Great discos (The Replay), Nightclubs (Gaia), Lounges (Mosquitos, One Love, Mojitos are just the start) and even the venerable Bodega promise much fun and memories! After months of scouring and searching various places and locations with my outstanding realtor, it all came together perfectly when we saw Ventanas al Mar. The place is beautiful and the location could not be better. I don't know why LT is still largely a secret in the US. I have a feeling with their new highway and international airport, LT and the surrounding Samana peninsula is poised to become a major vacation destination.
Michael Bidwell purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Michael Bidwell chose Las Terrenas
With this luxury condominium, you are getting the very best of the Las Terrenas experience! The Home: It is new construction and of a very high quality. It has all the appointments to plug right in and take hold of the tremendous ocean views, cooling trade winds and lush tropical vegetation all around you. Unpack and you will be in full vacation / relaxation mode within the hour! Tony is the house manager and can help you get settled upon your arrival. He can also help you will luggage, small errands, setting up beach chairs and with any requests you have round the property.
What makes this Apartment unique
The Location: Look out from the huge 2nd floor veranda and you soak in on one of the regions most beautiful beaches just steps away, Playa Bellenas. Nearby Playas Bonitas, Coson, PortelloBeing able to walk to everything is a major benefit to your location. Restaurants, Nightclubs, Beach Bars, Spa and even boat excursions launching right from your beach isseveral others. Nearby Amenities: The New Fisherman's Village - The Hub of LT! It features over a dozen+ restaurants / clubs / cafes / lounges clustered together with beach-side dinning, and dancing a few hundred meters down the beach from Alisei. Restaurants - Too many to name but easily over 25 featuring some of the best Italian, French, German, Swiss and local foods. (We have traveled throughout Europe and feel the dining experiences and atmosphere throughout LT are some of the best). Affordability: The Dominican Republic represents an outstanding value for vacationers. We never felt anything was unreasonably priced, ever. Sometimes quite the opposite. It makes for a nice vacation when you feel you can splurge a little. One of the best indulgences we love is . . . Vitality & Hospitality - The area boasts a tremendous mix of Italians, Germans, Swiss, French, Canadian and of course the great locals. Together it makes for a very vibrant, warm and welcoming area all along the beach scene. Spa - Located 125 meters away in the incredibly beautiful Hotel Alisei. As you should get your reservation set for you stay here, we will be happy to pull together more thoughts to complete your stay. Some guests like to reserve nice little comforts like a regular cleaner or an in-home cook and even personal trainer (E.g. Yoga on the Terrace overlooking the beach, etc.). All that can be easily reserved for you ahead of time, all at very reasonable prices. Thanks for looking. We hope you are able to visit Las Terrenas and Ventanas al Mar soon!
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Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Paradise in Las Terrenas
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this gem! The property manager was in contact with us after our flight landed to ensure she knew when we'd be arriving. As we got closer, she gave us specific instructions where to meet her in town so that we could follow her to our condo. The complex had a gated entrance (with security guard). The unit was absolutely stunning when we walked in. It was well kept and decorated. The outdoor patio has covered and uncovered sections. A water cooler in the kitchen was great if you didn't want to drink the tap water. It had two very large bedrooms and bathrooms and all of the supplies we needed (bath towels, beach towels, beach chairs, etc) as well as a well furnished kitchen. The property manager took the time to show us on a map some places we wouldn't want to miss (Luis' restaurant for one....where we ate and went surfing at the beach). Her recommendations were spot on, and very glad she took the time to review with us. There were a few bars/restaurants that you could walk to at night, and downtown was too far either. To the west of the unit we found some nice little beach bars as well, just around the corner. Can't say that we would change anything, and would definitely look to stay here again when we come back!
Great townhouse and location
We had a wonderful time in the Domenican Republic and home base was great. The townhouse was clean and lovely. The fans did the trick and kept us cool so that we did not need the air conditioner at all. We quickly adjusted to the activity of the island and everyone was helpful and friendly. This was a big adventure for us since we rented a car, drove it to other beaches, and learned a little Spanish too! We were surrounded by beautiful beaches.
Idyllic Beach Stay
Our family of 4 loved this condo and the easy access to a variety of unique beaches, incredible dining choices and most importantly, opportunities to interact with folks from the area and all over the world. Las Terranas has a wonderful international influence.
The condo was impeccably well appointed, and Alma was great at helping us with anything we needed. Would highly recommend this to other adventuresome families!
Thank you for your kind words. Yes, the international flair combined with the great spirit of the locals makes for a fun and interesting visit indeed! -Mike
Alma and Mike make this property a true treat
We recently stayed at Mike's condo in Las Terrenas. We were absolutely blown away by how helpful, responsive and caring both Mike the owner and Alma the real estate manager were. We have never experienced that level of caring throughout our stay; from the cold beers Mike left us to Alma having her secretary escort us through a difficult pharmacy visit. The condo is outstanding. The space is huge, modern, exceptionally clean and very very well maintained. Every little detail has been thought of to make sure your stay is enjoyable. For us we used the beach towels, beach chairs and coolers the most. The deck is huge and should be considered and entirely different living room. Each space has its own ceiling fan which was more than enough to keep us cool in March and we never needed to use the A/C. We did not rent a car but instead an ATV Quad via the neighboring hotels concierge Jose who also arranged our personalized tours in the area. Las Terrenas is an incredibly vibrant town that is constantly in motion and can be equally frenetic and sleepy. Our personal favorites were the French bakery and a French restaurant very close by callled Thelassa. We realize we only provided Mike and Alma a 4 star rating. The missing 5th star has nothing to do with their outstanding help, condo quality and personal responsiveness, we deducted one star because of one significant thing we wished we knew going in and that is this is a consistently noisy spot. The level of scooter, motorcycle, ATV and to a lesser degree car and truck traffic driving along the beach road was pretty significant and while it was not anything close to downtown Las Terrenas, it got to be pretty annoying and the love of using the horns on the motorbikes only added to the drowning out of the ocean. The traffic dropped off and or died around 8-9 each night. If you use the A/C, you'll have the windows and doors closed so the noise will not be a factor. We feel Mike has the best property on the water in Las Terrenas from what we saw, and it is someplace we'd return to motorbikes, horns and all.
Visit to Las Terrenas
We decided to visit Las Terrenas as a possible retirement location. We weren't disappointed. It is exceptionally beautiful. The people were warm and friendly and very helpful.
One of the things we don't like about some areas of the world are pushy people that want to sell you anything and everything at exorbitant prices. The people of Las Terrenas are not like that. Yes they want to sell you things but if you say "no thank you" they accept that and go on their way.
The people we met and interacted with were so helpful and made us feel like part of their family or very close friends. The condo we stayed in for 10 nights called Ventanas al Mar was very comfortable, well equiped with everything you would need for a fun vacation on the beach and very safe. And did I say a wonderful location!? The beach cafes were a few steps away and the beach was across the street. Perfect! We walked to town everyday about half a mile along the beach and it was breathtaking! The town was a wonderful mix of new and modern for things likes restaurants, pharmacies and grocery stores to native and picturesque for beach cafes and shopping for souvenirs.
The property managers, Alma and Jesus, were the best and tremendously helpful. Mike, the owner, gave us great directions to get there and suggested a great BBQ place to stop at on our way with delicious food.
We will be going back as we feel this will be our final forever home.
Amazing Stay in Las Terrenas Aug 10-16, 2016
We stayed at Ventanas al Mar with our 2 teenage boys for 6 nights. The condo was just as the pictures and description showed on Michael's listing. Alma and Jesus were wonderful property managers and great resources for activities, beaches and restaurants to try. Alma even helped us track down my husband's lost luggage and arranged a tour for us to El Limon Waterfalls. Each afternoon we would play a family game of Spike Ball on the beach across the street from Ventanas al Mar before walking to one of the nearby beach bars for happy hour! We truly enjoyed exploring all the local beaches to find the best ones for paddle boarding, skim boarding and boogie boarding. Las Terrenas has a wonderful selection of restaurants as well as a great French bakery and churro carts (our boy's favorite)! We look forward to returning to Las Terrenas and staying in Ventanas al Mar again in the future! Thank you Michael!
Beach Lovers from NH
The Splendor of Las Terrenas & The Samaná Peninsula A tiny ramshackle fishing village only 30 years ago, Las Terrenas has developed into one of the Dominican Republic’s most sought-after tourist centers. An influx of expatriates from North America and Europe has brought a wide array of guesthouses and restaurants, tailored to the independent traveler. But development has not ruined this welcoming seaside community’s relaxed atmosphere. Lying on the North Coast of the Samaná Peninsula, a lush strip of land pushing out into the Atlantic, the town is blessed by the proximity of some of the country’s most beautiful beaches and by spectacular countryside around. Extensive groves of coconut trees fringe expanses of white sand which slope gently and invitingly into clear warm water. Top 10 Attractions * 1. Playa Las Terrenas Stretching a mile in either direction from the small town center, the attractive beach is clean and safe with ample shade. Heading westwards, Playa Cacao, close to small hotels and bars, is slightly more developed than the others. * 2. Diving Relatively unspoilt coral reefs lie close to Las Terrenas. Divers are attracted to nearby Playa Las Ballenas, where a group of small islands stand just offshore. There are many dive shops, such as Stellina Diving Center, and snorkel hire shops. * 3. Beachside Restaurants Spread along the beach either side of the main intersection are many top-rate but informal fish eateries. Fish with coconut is recommended. Early evenings are atmospheric with technicolor sunsets over the water. Painted walls of a beachside restaurant * 4. Haitian Art Naïve Haitian art is widely available and is often mediocre and mass-produced. The Haitian Caraïbes Art Gallery has a good and reasonably-priced selection of wooden sculptures and voodoo-influenced images. * 5. Shopping For a small town, Las Terrenas offers a surprising range of shopping opportunities, from the small modern mall to outlets along the main street. Bargains can be had by bartering with stall-holders, especially near the beaches. * 6. Nightlife Las Terrenas is rightly celebrated for its busy but laid-back after-dark ambience, particularly at weekends when locals and tourists mingle at an open-air street fair or visit its many bars. * 7. Playa Bonita The immaculate “Beautiful Beach” is fringed by coconut trees, in which guesthouses are hidden. Less crowded than Las Terrenas, and ideal for kids. * 8. Playa Cosón This isolated curve of powdery white sand, limpid water, and palm groves looks every bit the idyllic image of the tourist brochures. A couple of fishermen’s shacks sell cold drinks and grilled fish to this beach’s few visitors. 9. El Portillo Beach Club One of the largest all-inclusive resorts, complete with its own airport, this complex offers various sporting and entertainment options. Day visitors can admire its beautiful beach from the bar. Samana Excursions: 'Tour Samana with Terry offers the HIGHEST rated tours and excursions to all corners of the Samana Peninsula. From Horseback to ATV to Zip Line to Maritime Whale tours enjoy their unmatched attention to detail and love of this beautiful natural wonderland.' Whale Watching: 'A unique opportunity to observe humpback whales in their natural calving and mating grounds here in Samaná Bay, Dominican Republic. Listen to the male humpback’s solitary courting song and witness incredible displays of flippering, tail lobbing and breaching by the most active species of whale in the Atlantic. On board, a Marine Mammal Specialist narrating and answering questions. An experience of a lifetime, not to be missed! Dates January 15th to March 25th Departure Samaná:' Kite Surfing: There are centers in Las Terrenas and Playa Coson. Horseback Beach Tours: Located in Las Terrenas and Playa Coson as well! Las Terrenas Exursions: 'Specialties : the national park of ¨los Haitises¨ and exclusivity, Haitises + tropicals rivers ! Whale watching (exclusivity, an hydrophone to listen them singing), catamaran - snorkeling, Limon´s waterfall, cayo levantado and Bacardi´s island, Rincon´s beach, coffee's road.' Turtle Dive Center: 'Center and diving school, diving accessories Shop Swimming Clubs diver 8 to 12 years (Scuba Rangers) School Excursions Swimming Beach (snorkeling and diving) Snorkeling Day Out VIP restaurant on the beach (tasting menu) and Just Underwater yet!' Epona Ranch: 'Located just outside of Las Terrenas with its beaches, among the most beautiful in all Dominican Republic, Epona Ranch Foundation is a haven of peace where mutual respect between horse and man reign.Our horses live happily and are free to roam the 24 acres of rolling hills, luxuriant vegetation and fresh lagoons.Epona Ranch is also the ideal starting point for discovering the hidden treasures of Samana Peninsula and Las Terrenas, in particular.'
Additional information about rental rates
Electricity Allowance - Please note it is standard practice for most all DR vacation rentals to provide an allowance for electricity usage. Electricity is rather expensive in the region. It helps protect owners who have guests that prefer to run the AC units throughout their stay. We offer a 10 KWh allowance per day. We charge $1.00 KWh for total usage beyond that amount during you stay. Any such overages are withheld from the security deposit. We are fortunate because the unit provides for natural oceanfront breezes complimented by ceiling fans throughout, including the terrace. As such it is rare that any overages occur. Thank you for your understanding in advance! Lastly, my wife and I truly love Las Terrenas! The Samana peninsula is full of many natural gems, eco tourism destinations and great local spots to visit. I always enjoy consulting a bit with our guests and sharing a running list of travel notes that we think can help get you settled and enjoying Las Terrenas right away!