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3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, Beachfront Luxurious Private Townhouse, family-friendly

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,821 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

330 sq. mt., 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, Beachfront Luxurious Private Town House

A beautiful beach front, 3 bedroom townhouse with privacy, completely equipped and decorated by Patricia Read, an acclaimed interior designer, with a warm and elegant approach, blending with the surrounding beauty. Balcones del Atlantico is one of the most Luxurious Resorts of the Dominican Republic. It has 3 bedrooms upstairs, air-conditioning as well as ceiling fans: master bedroom with king size bed, 2nd bedroom with two queen size beds, and the 3rd with two full size beds and two bunk beds on top. Each bedroom has a full bathroom with hair dryer. Large living room area, half a bathroom, dining room for 8, kitchen with Viking Professional appliances, a spectacular outdoor terrace with an integrated living room and a 12 person dining table. There is an outdoor BBQ next to the infinity pool overlooking the beach. An extra small bedroom with integrated bathroom for maid or nanny. Free cable TV and WIFI included. Maid for daily cleaning and your own private cook is included in the price, from 9 AM to 5 PM. Stereo system available for your IPod/Iphone. Check out our 3D virtual tour of the house, just copy the following link and paste it in your browser:

This is a private enclosed resort, so kids can move around freely and safely.

It has a private beach with a strickingly beautiful beach house club called “Porto” with bars and a restaurant, a beach front spa, three beautiful pools, fitness center, children playground, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking rent center.

We recommend renting a car/ATV´s to move around de village and to visit near by beaches. It is a wonderful place for families as well as for couples. Sunset at the beach is spectacular. We recommend a day trip to El Limón Waterfalls, Playa Bonita Beach, Playa Rincon beach, Playa Moron Beach, Cosón beach or a boat trip to Cayo Levantado.

The Village of Las Terrena’s is located 5 minutes by car from the resort. Here you can find a great deal of small and cozy restaurants, all with a fresh taste of local products such as fish, lobsters, shrimps, oysters, crabs, etc.

Catey International Airport (AZS) is the closest airport in the Samana Peninsula. It is located about 30 minutes from the resort and JetBlue Airways is offering direct flights twice weekly from New York’s JFK Airport. Alternatively, next closest is Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) Santo Domingo, which is 2 hours away from the resort, but has many airline options for you to choose from. Best way is to arrange transportation in advanced from the airport to Las Terrenas.

During the ride from the SDQ airport you will enjoy the most breathtaking sceneries in the Caribbean. You will travel through Los Haitises National Park, and climb the northern Samaná mountain range. Here you will be able to have a view of Samana Bay, the largest humpback whale breeding ground in the world.

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Ivonne Sarmiento
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Ivonne Sarmiento

We are a family with two small children. There is something for everyone in our family in Las Terrenas. Our kids want to go every weekend to the beach to soak in the emerald waters and we enjoy the fine dining available in town. It´s our sanctuary to relax and let go after a long work week.

Ivonne Sarmiento purchased this house in 2012

Why Ivonne Sarmiento chose Las Terrenas

We had been looking for some beachfront property for a long time until we found this amazing house. Its breathtaking, set along a pristine bay lined with swaying palm trees, lush vegetation and shallow waters of pure white sand. The beach is our backyard! Copy and paste the following link in your web browser, which will pin point our house, and you can appreciate that we are only 150 feet away from our private pristine beach°19'33.6%22N+69°30'55.7%22W/@19.325991,-69.5176697,914m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

What makes this house unique

Peaceful private oceanfront view. Back patio overlooking the water. Enough space so kids could play football in the background or host big dinner parties. Freedom so that everyone can do as they like.


Las Terrenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3821 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This bathroom has a Rain shower as well.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Two full size beds in the bottom and two twins in the top
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
If one tires of lounging around the resort private beach (however unlikely this may be), we recommend renting 4 wheels/ATV´s to move around the charming Terrenas village and to visit other nearby beaches. It is a wonderful place for families as well as for couples. Sunset at the beach is spectacular. We recommend a day trip to Playa Bonita Beach, El Limón Waterfalls, or Cosón Beach. The area’s many attractions include boat rides to the beautiful Cayo Levantado, a stunning six-square-mile raised coral key island located a few miles offshore that sits amid one of the largest breeding grounds for humpback whales, which migrate to the area from January 15 through March 25 each year. At nearby Los Haitises National Park, you can embark on tours through subtropical rainforests and caverns adorned with Native American cave paintings. Balcones’ beachfront restaurant Porto; offers a menu of locally inspired foods served tapas-style.


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3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, Beachfront Luxurious Private Townhouse, family-friendly
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Magical, memorable and mystical!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing experience!! We arrived in Las Terranas and we were treated by the amazing Maria - a full time cook/housekeeper at the house. We loved all of the individual touches, the architecture and the ambience at the rental. Situated at the edge of the ocean you can almost feel the warm warm lapping at your feet while you relax in the amazing outdoor living room. The house has every luxury while still respecting the natural environment - it’s the perfect combination!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The house is beautiful and the owner Humberto was extremely helpful. Its a beautiful location on Las Terranas, a small village on the ocean with lots of restaurants and shops, beautiful beaches. Maria is you made and very nice. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in a hidden gem of DR!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed here for 3 nights during thanksgiving break and we enjoyed every minute!!

Throughout the inquiry and booking process Ivonne has been extremely helpful and patiently answering all my questions in detail. She provided useful tips and even arranged car service for us from Santo Domingo to Las Terrenas. She also accommodated us on a few other requests which we really appreciated. You are in good hands and won't find a better rental property owner than her.

The property is exactly what's described on the website and the virtual tour. We loved the tasteful decor throughout the house and the beautiful furniture. The appliances are all professional grade (Viking) and there's a washer and dryer onsite. The owner Ivonne and Humberto spared no expenses by supplying high quality household products from high end bath towels, shampoos, conditioners, laundry detergents and such. The attention to such detail shows the owners care about its guests. In addition, there's drinking water provided which is a huge plus.

The deck is well appointed and is a great place to hang out. We didn't utilize the outdoor pool/jacuzzi since the water was a little on the cold side. This was not an issue for us since the community pool and the beautiful beach are only steps away.

The beach is absolutely gorgeous and calm even though it's on the Atlantic side. We enjoyed lounging around at Porto and walking on the beach. Las Terrenas is a hidden gem in DR and you won't regret it.

This property is in a gated community so we always felt very safe. The ground crew worked constantly to maintain the high end appreance of the resort.

We want to give special recognition to the lovely and hard working housekeeper Maria!! Without her our experience wouldn't be the same. She's such a genuine person with a kind heart and always aims to please. She's also a WONDERFUL cook and we enjoyed every meal she prepared!! Our 5 yr old misses her and wish we could take her back with us.

I can go on and on but you get the picture.😄�😄� The only minor downside is the noise of traffic from the narrow road between the house and the beach. However, when the doors and windows are closed you can barely hear them.

Overall we would go back in a heartbeat and hopefully in the near future!

Thank you Ivonne, Maria and Humberto!

Li Z

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Li for your kind comments. We are very glad that you and your lovely family enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, Ivonne, Maria & Humberto
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  • 5 of 5

Our 10 days at Balcones were as perfect as you can get. It started with how responsive Ivonnne was when booking. He helped us with everything! The trip was easy. WestJet flies into El Catey, which is only 35 minutes from Balcones. Once we arrived...the location is wonderful. The beach was long and pristine (not to mention almost empty during the week). The house is like something from a magazine. 3 bedrooms, a full living and dining room and a great kitchen. We spent almost no time in any of those because the outdoor living room was so amazing. Our family of 4 (10 and 14 year old daughters) and 3 grandparents fit perfectly. The property and pools are immaculately kept. Beyond the incredible luxury of the house was the considerable talents of Maria, who cooks breakfast and lunch each day. Maria makes scrumptious local cuisine with fresh juices and smoothies, eggs, pancakes, and fruit for breakfast. Lunches were our big, seafood, pasta, and many Dominican side dishes. The modern Super Polo grocery store in town (and also the French patisserie and the fisherman's market) provided all the food we could want. We went into Las Terrenas for my mother-in-law's birthday dinner but otherwise we were very happy at the house. Balcones is a Dominican vacation resort, populated by locals. The staff speaks Spanish so Google translate was a huge help. Maria was very good at using charades to make sure I was understanding her. I can't say enough about how perfect this place is. Would be great for a large family or two families of four.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Liane! We really enjoyed having you and your wonderful family over and are very glad we lived up to your expectations. Hope to see you back in the future. Kind regards, Ivonne
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Perfect Sunny Location

  • 5 of 5

I was just going through a stack of papers when I came upon a note to remind me to review our trip to Las Terrenas in June, 2016. My apologies for taking so long to get to it.

Let me start by saying, “location is everything.” This home, sitting directly across the street from the beach, within a beautifully manicured resort, is everything a family could ask for in a rental. Easy access to the beach, the resort pools, or your own pool for private time. Several well stocked grocery stores within easy driving distance. A countless number of restaurants to choose from, including the one directly in front of you on the beach.

This home also comes with a housekeeper/cook, Maria. Please allow Maria to make you several lunches, at least, and her fresh made fruit juices. My son, to this day, still says that nobody makes better chicken than Maria. If you are not very bilingual, which we are not, download a translation app on your phone and Maria will work extremely patiently with you to get your planning done.

The home itself is as comfortable as you could hope for. Fully air-conditioned. Comfortable beds and linens. All the beach/pool towels you could need. WIFI. And a well-equipped kitchen that allowed me to cook up a delicious breakfast every morning. Although Maria offered to do it, cooking breakfast is my thing.

We will certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrew for your kind review. We certainly enjoyed having you and your family over, and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Ivonne
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Washington DC

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice stay at Ivonne's rental home. We were a group of 6 and the house was perfect for us - lots of space to hang out downstairs, comfortable bedrooms and a full service kitchen. Ivonne was the ideal host - easily reachable and extremely helpful throughout our stay. Maria, the maid, came every day and made us feel so welcomed in the home. She cooked breakfast, cleaned, and suggested some wonderful nearby sights and activities to check out. The house felt completely safe, less than a minute walk from the beach (security guards posted daily to let guests in and out of the resort area and onto the beach). Not to mention, the outdoor patio area of the house was beautiful and the perfect place to relax, read and sip on an afternoon drink.

Our favorite places were boulangerie francais (in town), La Tre Caravelle (5 minutes by car from the house), Las Terrases (beautiful french bistro in Pueblos de los Pescadores) and in nearby Coson, Restaurant Luis, where you pick your own seafood and have it grilled in front of you! We went out one night in town to Mosquito Bar - the drinks were great and the atmosphere was very fun and lively. Our only subpar meal was at El Lugar (restaurant on the way to town) the staff was friendly, but we waited about an hour between each course for our food to come out, some of it not fully cooked.

Playa Bonita and Coson were breathtaking beaches and we would definitely recommend making day trips out of both. We also organized massages one day through Maria's friend Sara, and she was incredible! We would definitely recommend having a car or renting an ATV in Las Terrenas as the walk to town (while beautiful) was about 20 minutes walking distance from the house. Having at least nominal spanish speaking skills also seemed necessary to get around the resort and Las Terrenas. There was one person at the reception who spoke English when we arrived, but he was not there after the first day. The resort security guards and Maria, while extremely kind and helpful, only spoke Spanish, so we could imagine it could be somewhat difficult to communicate without any knowledge of the local language.

Overall we had a wonderful time in Las Terrenas and we could not recommend this house more! If you're a big group looking for a centrally located house to relax, celebrate and take in the local Dominican flare, this is definitely the place for you. We're already planning our next trip back!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
El Catey International Airport (AZS)
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
El Porto, or El Mosquito
Nearest Golf
150 Kilometres
Playa Grande
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
El Porto
Nearest Beach
34 Metres
In Front of the house
Car: recommended

Los Haitises National Park: Los Haitises National Park is comprised of mangroves, estuaries, coves and bays. Easily reached by a short boat ride across Samaná Bay, the park is well-known for both its magnificent series of limestone caves covered in Taino Indian art and its boat excursions through exotic mangrove swamps. Visitors will find themselves surrounded by more than 100 species of birds, 90 plus plant species, a wide variety of mammals and caves bearing pre-Columbian Taino art.

Cayo Levantado: This coconut palm-lined island has become one of the area top tourist destinations for romance, relaxation and exquisite Dominican cuisine. Many visitors flock to this 6-square-mile island to walk along the pristine beach and tan, while others venture out to the thriving reefs for snorkeling and scuba diving.

El Limon Waterfall: El Limón waterfall cascades into a pool where visitors can take a dip. Hiking or horse-riding to the top of the falls is a common tourist adventure and provides a beautiful view of the surrounding jungle and natural pool below.

Scuba Diving: Divers can discover reef sites featuring undercuts, as well as series of large caves, tunnels and swim-throughs. Between January and March, humpback whales can be heard underwater as they migrate toward Silver Shoals

Whale Watching: No trip to the Dominican Republic is complete without a whale watching adventure. Samana Bay is one of the best places in the world to see Humpback whales. See the male whales jump as they show off for the females or catch a glimpse of a baby calf swimming alongside its mother!

Playa Coson Beach:

12-mile stretch of unspoiled white sand, one of the best beaches in Las Terrenas

Playa Rincón: This is my personal favorite! Playa Rincon is located about 1hour drive from Las Terrenas. Then you arrive at an open beach that is 3-4 km long, with white sands and palm trees stretching as far as you can see, and lush green mountains in the background. You have it all to yourself as there is absolutely no one on it. No development, no lifeguard, restroom, nothing. Untouched beach with waves that gently lap the shores, and soft powdery sand and warm water that invites you to jump in. You have found paradise, off the beaten path paradise. This spectacular secluded Caribbean beach is one of the most beautiful in the Dominican Republic, and was rated as one of the 10 Best Beaches in the World by Conde Nast Traveler. One of the best way to get there is by renting a Jeep to ride on the less-than-perfect roads leading to this piece of tropical paradise. Also, another great way to get to Playa Rincon is by renting the services of a small boat to hire easily found on the beach of Las Galeras fishing village located at the end of the Samana Peninsula. The boat ride itself from Las Galeras to Playa Rincon is truly scenic and makes for superb photography along the coast to get there. The Rincon beach is surrounded by the 600-meter cliffs of Cape Cabron, and a row of palm trees that run along the white sand and turquoise water. Playa Rincon is simply pure paradise, not-to-be-missed while vacationning in beautiful Samana.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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