About the property
- Apartment4400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
3 bedrooms & bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 8 (up to 10 + baby cot)
Nestled in lush gardens with a 105ft pool, directly facing one of the country's finest beaches at 50yds, our penthouse offers a unique blend of seclusion, easy access to a wide range of activities, and an authentic Caribbean way of life next to a friendly fishermen village. The area also stands out as one of the Caribbeans last spots of unspoiled natural beauty.
Our penthouse is perfect for a romantic retreat or for friends/families wishing to spend time together yet welcoming some privacy. Its 2,800 sq ft interior space is cozy and elegantly decorated with exotic wood. It is flanked by 2 terraces of 890 and 750 sq ft, each enjoying the same gorgeous view of the garden &ocean, the east one with a beautiful 5 room jacuzzi with seaview. You will appreciate the absolute privacy. 2 of the 3 bedrooms (king size bed) open onto the terrace for enhanced intimacy. All expected amenities are provided: luggage elevator, fully equipped kitchen etc. You will treasure the peacefulness of our residence while enjoying hotel-like services: very good restaurant, 24/7 surveillance, daily cleaning (3 hours per day), pool and garden maintenance, negotiated tariffs at the sailing club on the beach etc. Should you wish to free yourself even more from everyday duties, we selected competent and reliable personnel for you who will take care of grocery shopping, cooking (good cook or real chef including table service) babysitting etc. at very affordable rates (approximately 5 USD per hour)
EXCLUSIVE YET IN TOUCH WITH LOCAL LIFE
Nestled in lush tropical gardens with a 105 foot swimming pool, directly fronting Playa Las Ballenas, known as one of the Dominican Republic’s finest beaches, at 50 yards, our penthouse offers a unique blend of seclusion, easy access to a wide array of leisure activities, and an authentic Caribbean way of life. Far from mass tourism hot spots such as Punta Cana or Cancun, Las Terrenas is still a fishing village, where foreigners and friendly locals mingle in everyday life. This melting pot of local and foreign influences is maybe best exemplified by the quality and creativity of Las Terrenas restaurants, which fuse French haute cuisine, traditional local recipes and fresh sea food ingredients. Make sure you enjoy some of the excellent restaurants in the Fisherman’s village (‘Pueblo de Los Pescadores’) about 1 mile away, on the sea front, some with French chefs. Not only will Las Terrenas offer you a comprehensive range of water sport activities, it also stands out as one of the last spots of unspoiled natural beauty in the Caribbean.
TOGETHER TIME YET PRIVATE SPACES
Our penthouse is perfect for a couple in search of a romantic retreat or for friends/families wishing to spend time together yet welcoming some privacy.
Its 2,800 sq ft of interior space, exotic wood floors and high ceilings, and high-end colonial furniture will make you feel very cozy. The apartment situated on the 3rd and top floor is flanked by two separate terraces measuring 890 and 750 sq ft, each enjoying the same gorgeous view on the tropical garden, swimming pool and ocean. Each terrace has both a porch and an open space to accommodate your wishes for sun or shade. The east terrace has a seaview jaccuzi with 5 rooms including a lying one. You will enjoy their absolute privacy: no peeking neighbor!
Each of the three bedrooms is individually decorated, with king size bed as well as ensuite bathroom. Two of them open onto the terrace for enhanced intimacy.
Our penthouse includes all amenities one can expect from such high-end accommodation: a private elevator for luggage, a vast modern gourmet kitchen with Center Island that is fully equipped (including 2 ovens, dish-washer, microwave, American-style refrigerator, water cooler, wine cellar, etc.), a Viking professional BBQ, air conditioning, LCD cable TV with DVD player, WIFI, HIFI with MP3/CD/Radio/Ipod station, safe, laundry room etc.
PRIVACY YET COMFORT AND SAFETY
This exclusive property combines the best of both worlds: you will treasure the privacy of a quiet and small residence while enjoying services usually associated with hotels – gated entrance and 24/7 surveillance, daily cleaning, gardening and pool maintenance, tennis, sailing club with negotiated tariffs, very nice restaurant nearby. Should you wish to free yourself even more from everyday duties, we selected competent and reliable personnel for you who will take care of grocery shopping, cooking, babysitting etc. you can hire on demand for approximately $ US 5 an hour.
The residence was designed to preserve the essence of the area by respecting the lakes and green areas in order to offer each resident his own special place. You will find a salt river running through the garden down to the sea.
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- English, French, German, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Loved loved loved this apartment and the area! A little hard to find but no big deal. Felt safe, had so much fun and ate delicious meals prepared by Alita.
Beautiful! The penthouse is the highest quality and the location fantastic.
The penthouse is beautiful, bedrooms, living space, kitchen - all beautifully made and of the highest quality. The location is gorgeous and the beach fantastic.
The property manager, Genesis, is very helpful and professional. Alida, who cleans and also can cook for you if you want, is wonderful and we enjoyed her cooking a lot.
The only problem you have to be prepared for are mosquitos, bring an insect repellent.
We had a wonderful time staying there and are definitely thinking about going again.
My family and I stayed at the penthouse just a couple of weeks ago, and we had the most amazing vacation. The penthouse is gorgeous, spacious, and had the most spectacular views of the most beautiful beach I had ever seen. The penthouse itself had three big bedrooms, an open concept, that was very nicely decorated, and was well-equipped with everything we could have possibly needed. The design of the penthouse was to emphasize the beauty of the surroundings of the penthouse; the beach, vegetation, the beautiful river that flowed in front of the apartment. The team in charge of the renting of the penthouse was incredible, and were very efficient and helpful. Also, they gave us a lot of tips and valuable information, and always answered all of our questions. They always responded quickly whenever we needed something. Elliot, the owner, was also very prompt and very nice whenever answering any questions I had, Every morning when I woke up, and opened my bedroom door, the first thing I saw was this beautiful paradise that joyously filled me up with happiness.
The location was close to restaurants, stores, bars, lounges; anything we could have possibly needed. When we stayed at the penthouse, we visited five other beaches that were more beautiful than the last, which were no more than 20 minutes away from the penthouse. One of the things that we all loved, especially the kids, was being able to use the four-wheelers as a form of transportation ,since Las Terrenas allows those vehicles to be used as a form of transportation. The kids loved going beach hopping on the four-wheelers.
This was one of the most greatest and memorable family vacation, we've ever had. And we are already planning our next vacation to Las Terrenas, and if available, we would love to stay at the penthouse again. it is the most beautiful property in Playa Las ballenas.
Great getaway location and a beautiful penthouse.
The penthouse is amazing. It is large and roomy. There are three large bedrooms each with their own bath. The location is perfect for a week long getaway. We only had two couples, but we could have had another with us and we each would have had our own space. Alida the housekeeper, and her daughter were amazing. Alida cooked a fantastic meal for us. Her daughter was her sous chef. Celine was very helpful when we needed something. I asked if there were playing cards or dominos.
She responded by bringing them to the penthouse. I cannot say enough about the penthouse. The kitchen is modern and spacious. There are patios on both ends and one of them has a hot tub. We thought that would be a big plus, but we didn't end up using it as we spent most of our time in the pool, at the beach, walking to and around Las Terrenas or on the patio outside of the kitchen. The pool is large and we usually shared it with only a few people. The beach restaurant everyone raves about was not open the entire week we were there (Sol y Mar), so we did not get to try them out. We also did not know how to use paddle boards or the other things that are offered with the rental, as we got our wires crossed with Celine somehow on the first night, but we did fine without them. We had a carefree, relaxing seven days in the sun. We will definitely be back to this amazing place. Next time I will know more French, as there is a strong French influence on this part of the island
Gorgeous views, tranquil atmosphere with a wonderful caretaker
My husband and I visited for a week in April with our 4 children and my parents. We had the most lovely stay. It rained several days we were there, yet that didn't change the beauty or ruin our experience! Rather, we had a beautiful top level view of storms and sea and enjoyed opening up all the sliding wooden doors and windows to feel like we were outside at all times. We brought cards and games so even when it was raining it was a relaxing, cozy vacation.
Celine was a FANSTASTIC host. Our fabulous experience was largely attributable to her. Staying in this house was like having our own private home but with all the benefits of having a concierge to help coordinate travel, chefs, etc. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend requesting A few meals to be cooked for you while there - that was a highlight.
The house was cleaned for us daily (included) at the time most convenient for us. It's a little off the beaten path but we chose not to rent a car and it was easier that way. Celine coordinated our travel to/from the airport in Samto Domingo ($180 each way). Otherwise we walked the distance to town a few times & took motorbike taxis other times. You can easily rent ATVs or small cars for ~$40-60/day to explore while there.
We had the pool nearly to ourselves the whole week so the kids were back and forth from fresh water to salt water to the brackish water in the little river that outlasts into the ocean right in front of the complex.
My only disappointment was that the hot tub was not in order during our stay. We might've used that occasionally in the evenings otherwise.
Overall a great find and a big thanks too Celine for making our stay so wonderful.
The condo was amazing with a great view of the water.
My family and I had never been to the Dominican Republic so with this being our first visit there was a bit of a culture shock. I will say it did not take us long to feel at home with the staff who was there to answer all of our questions as well as feed us the first there. Alida and Celine greeted us when we arrived and Alida made our family an amazing dinner. Locals were very friendly as well, even with language barrier with only 2 high school students with a couple years of spanish. I highly recommend this for a great family vacation spot.
Visit our site on playa-las-ballenas-penthouse.com LOCATION The penthouse is tucked away in a secluded cove on the Playa Las Bellenas, one of the finest beaches of the country, minutes away from the fisherman’s village (1.5km) and from Las Terrenas (2km). It is in a confidential residence with lush topical gardens and a 105 foot swimming pool. Taxi service can be organized from El Catay airport (18 miles away, 25 minutes) or Las Americas airport - Santo Domingo airport (95 miles, less than 2h, 180 USD) using the brand new and scenic highway. On site, a car or quad or bike or motorbike is not necessary but can be useful in case you would like to discover the region, for grocery shopping, to go to restaurants - we can help arrange their booking. AN AUTHENTIC CARIBBEAN WAY OF LIFE Far from mass tourism hot spots such as Punta Cana or Cancun, Las Terrenas is a village (11,000 residents) on the Samana Peninsula in the Dominican Republic nestled between Los Haitises mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a small fishing village with an international flare. Along with the Dominicans, thousands of French, Italian, German, Canadian and American residents call Las Terrenas home. More often than not, they come on vacation and stay for life. It creates a friendly atmosphere where friendly locals, expatriates and tourists mingle in everyday life. This melting pot of local and foreign influences is maybe best exemplified by the quality and creativity of Las Terrenas restaurants, fusing French haute cuisine, traditional local recipes and fresh sea food. Make sure you enjoy some of the very good restaurants in the Fisherman’s village (‘Pueblo de Los Pescadores’) about 1 mile away, on the sea front, some with French chefs. A WIDE RANGE OF LEISURE ACTIVITIES Not only will Las Terrenas offer you a comprehensive range of water sport activities (including negotiated tariffs at the sailing club on the beach), it also stands out as one of the last spots of unspoiled natural beauty in the Caribbean. Come and explore the islets, mangroves and caves in Los Haitises National Park, observe the humpback whales in their calving grounds, hike or go by 4 x 4 quad – or horse back to El Limon waterfalls, take a ride on quad along the ‘route du café’ (coffee trail) , hike or horse ride through the subtropical mountain forests of Samana Peninsula! Here is a list of just some of the leisure activities available (apart from enjoying the tropical garden, the swimming pool and Playa Las Ballenas of course!): •Beachcombing: the area has the most beautiful beaches in all of the Dominican Republic. These magnificent and quiet beaches, all public, stretch over 11 miles so you can actually walk for miles. Don’t miss Playa Bonita, Playa Moron, El Coson, Playa Rincon, Punta Popy etc.! •Sailing Club next to the residence with 40% discount negoatited for you! Kayak and paddleboard for free, 40% on the rest of the range. Includes catamaran (renting and courses), windsurf, sail boat rental (with possibility to go with a crew) •Tennis court in the residence including possibilty to take tennis lessons with a very good instructor for 350 pesos/h (about 9 USD/7 Eur) •Whale watching in Samana bay (January-March) •Excursions to Los Haitises National Park (combines culture, history and ecology) •Excursions to El Limon waterfalls (hike, 4 x 4 quad, horse) •Eco tours through the wild and beautiful surroundings by car, jeep, quad or horse •Mountain biking: with its natural beaches and hills, the region is the perfect environment for mountain-biking individually or with special group tours •Samana Zipline: ecotouristical attraction for friends and families including waterfall swimming •Kids club on the Las Ballenas beach, with bar for the parents •Boat tour to the tropical island of Cayo Levantado •Scuba diving and snorkeling •Playa Grande Golf Course at Cabrera near Rio San Juan 63 miles away: it is one of the last courses designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr. It sits atop towering cliffs overlooking the beach and sea, providing extraordinary views. •Sail boat rental, including possibility to go with a crew •Surfing (September to November) •Kite surfing (December to September): one of the most popular sports in Las Terrenas •Beach volley a few steps away from the residence on Playa Las Ballenas •Pool table at the residence bar •Fitness club in Las Terrenas •Latino dance school in Las Terrenas •Beauty salon, Turkish spa in Las Terrenas. You can also arrange spa treatments at your apartment without having to go out. •Nightlife in the Fisherman’s village (‘Pueblo de Los Pescadores’) with bars, restaurants, 3 nightclubs. •Shopping (Las Terrenas has a number of shopping malls with all kinds of shops including handcrafts) •Mini golf close to the fishermen´s village •Paint ball
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
- Tariff is all included: charges, gas and electricity - Daily cleaning is included (3 hours each day) - Payable in US Dollars or its converted amount in EUR - Tariff discounts beyond a week. Contact the owner for details