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

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Budget friendly .2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 lofts, sofa sleeper. Rates are for 4

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.

More Details

Owner
Diana Case
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2017

About Diana Case

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!

Diana Case purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Diana Case chose 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".

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Amenities

Las Terrenas Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , In loft over living area. Low headspace. Great for children.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , In loft over looks bedroom. Low headspace. Great for kids.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa sleeper in living room.
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

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Hilltop Gated Residence with Ocean View, Infinity pool, Nearby Beaches, Yoga
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Magic on a hilltop by the sea

  • 5 of 5

We arrived tired and hungry, with an travel weary little dog. And we're greeted with kindness and an awesome meal ( and a good bottle of wine! ) We stayed for two weeks in this beautiful spot. The views spectacular, lush beautifully done tropical gardens. The owners Diana and Don, were wonderful to us and so very helpful. We could not have picked a better spot to rest for two weeks, until moving here full time. We highly recommend this location to anyone, that is searching for a truly unique holiday stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and tranquility

  • 4 of 5

Beautifully maintained grounds, stunning views! My experience at Monte Placido exceeded my expectations. Large space, fully stocked kitchen, daily house keeping service. Perfect for a couple or family wanting to rest and relax in a safe gated environment. Close enough to beaches and town to enjoy las terrenas day or night. Do bring insect repellent and ask about ATV rental, $18 a day; don't worry about safety, Don and Dianne are there, and have great staff who live on the property.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $32 per person per night

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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