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Hilltop Gated Residence with Ocean View, Infinity Pool, Nearby Beaches, Yoga

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Infinity Pool with village in background and below

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Last updated: 11/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The price listed is for 4 people. Contact us for pricing under 4 and up to 7..
Have the best of both worlds with a spectacular hilltop ocean view and a short five minute drive to the beach. We are near all the pristine beaches. Villa GARDENIA is one of six homes for rent in hilltop Residence Monte Placido.
GARDENIA is an apartment, with a living area that opens to the kitchen, dining area and terrace. The terrace has a beautiful virgin mountain view. GARDENIA easily sleeps seven and is perfect for a family on a budget. The main apartment area has one bedroom with a queen bed, and two loft areas with double beds, ideal for children. There is one bathroom in the main area and the living room has a sofa sleeper. Attached to GARDENIA is a second bedroom with a queen bed and private bathroom.
GARDENIA has satellite TV in the living room and free Wi-Fi. The rental includes all bedding, bath towels, beach towels and a one time set up of disposable items like soap, shampoo, toilet paper, dish soap, big five gallon bottle of water. A maid comes three times a week for basic cleaning.
Outdoors there is a lovely central pool area shared by the six villas. The infinity pool is a perfect place to relax as you look out over the magnificent ocean view. There are lounge chairs with cushions, a gas barbecue, and tables for a poolside dinner. Near the pool area we have a cozy massage room and the therapist will come upon request. Our tropical gardens feature a huge variety of colorful plants that attract many specious of birds, some seen only in the Dominican Republic.
The most unique feature of RESIDENCE MONTE PLACIDO is Shiva's Cave Yoga Studio. It is built into the hillside and has a natural cave interior chamber. There is a large wooden workout deck overlooking the ocean. The studio is stocked with mats, blocks and belts. Shiva's Cave is available for use by our guests. We can arrange for a private yoga lesson.
RESIDENCE MONTE PLACIDO is very conveniently located. The nearest beautiful beach is only five minutes away. Our peaceful hilltop oasis is a fifteen minute drive to the bustling town of Las Terrenas where you will find two large grocery stores, a delicious blend of European flair restaurants, and sultry Caribbean nightlife.
Public Transportation to Las Terrenas and also Santo Domingo is a five minute walk down our hill where you will find a bus stop on the main road. Vans or pick up trucks called "guaguas" pass by about every twenty minutes going to and from Las Terrenas. Transporte Las Terrenas has a large touring bus that will stop going to Santo Domingo at 4:20, 6:20, and 8:20 AM. The company has buses that leave Santo Domingo at 1:40 and 3:00 PM and will drop you at our nearby stop. It is really very convenient. From the bus stop in Santo Domingo it is a short taxi ride to the airport.
The nearest airport is El Catey (AZS) thirty five minutes, The second nearest is Santo Domingo (SDQ) two hours. Other airports are in Santiago, Punta Cana, and Puerto Plata.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated: 11/11/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Both loft areas are ideal for the children...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    The yard is fenced and pet friendly....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Yes ooutside on terrace area... here we live outdoors...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    In loft over living area. Low headspace. Great for children....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    In loft over looks bedroom. Low headspace. Great for kids....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sofa sleeper in living room....moreless

  • Bedroom 2 is next to the terrace and has a private bathroom. For more guests we offer other bungalows on MONTE PLACIDO that can be rented separately ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Look up Monte Placido Vacation Home Rentals on the web and DOWNLOAD OUR DRIVING DIRECTIONS AND PICTURES. Do not depend on GPS in the Dominican Republic. We can provide a welcome meal for travel weary guests so you do not have to go back out again when you arrive. Please book meals at least 24 hours in advance....moreless

Entertainment

  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    180 panoramic view of the mountain range behind MONTE PLACIDO....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Just a short 3 minute drive down the road from us...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Unique 180 panoramic view of the Atlantic ocean and coconut groves below...moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    MONTE PLACIDO is located in the village of La Barbacoa which is part of Las Terrenas township. The villagers have welcomed us to their community and we live in harmony....moreless

  • Water View:

    The ocean is virtually right below us....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining area in your home but also gazebo area by the pool...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Shiva's Cave Yoga Studio on site. Fully stocked with blocks, mats and Iyengar style rope wall....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    We have cell phones on loan that you charge and pay as you go...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    No oven but a BBQ in your private garden...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic salt, pepper etc.. left by previous guests or simply ask us as we live on site...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Free membership at the Las Terrenas Sailing Club and discounts on Boat rentals....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Free membership at the Las Terrenas Sailing Club and discounts on Boat rentals....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkeling gear available....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Building Type

  • Villa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
FALL
Sep 5 - Dec 18, 2016
2 night min stay
$80 $90
Fri, Sat
$560

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

CHRISTMAS
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2017
4 night min stay
$116
$1,350

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

WINTER
Jan 4 - Apr 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$96 $107
Fri, Sat
$670

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest

EASTER WEEK
Apr 13 - Apr 16, 2017
4 night min stay
$195
$1,225

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest

SPRING
Apr 17 - Jun 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$80
$546 $1,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$80 $90
Fri, Sat
$560

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25

Notes:

Rates are for 4 people and apply for children over 2 years. Children sleeping in a crib are free. Gardenia is under VRBO subscription. Contact us to pay directly using Paypal - 50% deposit and 50% due upon arrival. Contact us for a quote if you are less than 4 people.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
El Catey
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Baconcito, El Portillo
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
El Porto
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
El Portillo

Car: Recommended

Popular excursions close to Monte Placido: El Limon Waterfalls, Walk the Plank Zipline, Boat tour Las Haitises National Park, Whale Watching in Samana. Popular activities: snorkeling, kite-surf, sailing, "happy hour" at beach side bars, dining at a large selection of restaurants with European/Caribbean cuisine, sultry nightlife and dancing meringue and bachata.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Don and Diana moved to the Dominican Republic 12 years ago. Don grew up in Paris, France and Diana on Long Island, New York. We married in 1999 and moved to the Dominican Republic in 2002. We built Monte Placido and the six houses as a family residence. In 2011 we began our rental home business. Diana enjoys yoga. She organizes yoga retreats in what we call SHIVAS's CAVE. When Don is not gardening he goes sailing. Come and join us, relax and enjoy!

Why the Owner Chose El Limón, Dominican Republic:
We chose this property for the spectacular ocean view to the north, and the virgin mountain view to the south. We preferred it to beach front because the breeze keeps us cool and there are hardly any mosquitoes. It is a sort ride to the beach and only fifteen minutes to the town of Las Terrenas. We like living in the quiet countryside better than hot, noisy town. We also like being among the friendly Dominican people. The most unique benefit is that the owners live on site and are available to help you. We enjoy sharing our experience and advise on what to do and how to get there. Shiva's Cave Yoga Studio is also an outstanding asset which was recently featured in "In Samana Magazine".

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Upon request we can offer a welcome meal for arrival so travel weary guests to not need to go back out again for dinner. The owners, Don & Diana live on site and are available to help with concierge service. In addition we have a caretaker and his wife that live on site and are happy to assist you. In the evening and on weekend days a watchman patrols the property. We have a few vehicles available to rent or we can make rental arrangements for you.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated: 11/11/2016

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Photos

  • Infinity Pool with village in background and below

    Infinity Pool with village in background and below

  • Loft over living room with double bed, kids love it up there!

    Loft over living room with double bed, kids love it up there!

  • Guest room with double bed.
Access through private garden 10 yards

    Guest room with double bed. Access through private garden 10 yards

  • Terrace sitting area open to your private garden

    Terrace sitting area open to your private garden

  • Living area with convertible sofa and open to terrace

    Living area with convertible sofa and open to terrace

  • Dinning area on terrace with fountain in the background

    Dinning area on terrace with fountain in the background

  • View of terrace, dinning, garden and mountains in background

    View of terrace, dinning, garden and mountains in background

  • Pool with both and separate deck areas for more privacy.  Gazebo and BBQ area

    Pool with both and separate deck areas for more privacy. Gazebo and BBQ area

  • Shaded gazebo area with unique panoramic view

    Shaded gazebo area with unique panoramic view

  • Our yoga center studio

    Our yoga center studio

  • yoga practice area

    yoga practice area

  • upper cave area for meditating

    upper cave area for meditating

  • master room with queen bed with that open to private garden

    master room with queen bed with that open to private garden

  • Master room seen from loft above it

    Master room seen from loft above it

  • 2nd loft above master, double  bed room,
great for kids!

    2nd loft above master, double bed room, great for kids!

  • Living area as seen from loft

    Living area as seen from loft

  • Private Entrance to your home and garden.  Alsoe fenced in for pets

    Private Entrance to your home and garden. Alsoe fenced in for pets

  • Fully equipped kitchen, no stove but private BBQ outside in garden

    Fully equipped kitchen, no stove but private BBQ outside in garden

  • Infinity pool virtually cascading into Atantic oceanocean

    Infinity pool virtually cascading into Atantic oceanocean

  • Deck and gazebo area.  We provide beach towels

    Deck and gazebo area. We provide beach towels

  • BBQ pool area you also have private BBQ in your private garden

    BBQ pool area you also have private BBQ in your private garden

  • we also welcome yoga retreat group.  This is the deck area

    we also welcome yoga retreat group. This is the deck area

  • Upper yoga studio cave area

    Upper yoga studio cave area

  • Entrance to yoga studio

    Entrance to yoga studio

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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