Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Las Terrenas - Casa Akwaba, Las Terrenas
This house gives you the impression of being at the bow of a ship!
Akwaba is a beautiful modern villa (3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms-look at the photos for details), perched at the top of the Lomita Maravilla hill, in the centre of Las Terrenas. It offers an amazing 180 ° view of the blue Caribbean Sea and the horizon from East to West as well as the village below as well and the coast!
From the pool deck in the large terrace, you can see the sunrise and the sunset, as well as the permanent show that is the view all day long…The sea with its boats, the wings of the kites, the changes of shades in the water, the change of the appearance from smooth as a mirror to woolly when the winds blow…in the sky you will see the beautiful white clouds and incredible reliefs, you can also see the flight of the beautiful birds which I believe are a species of raptors, taking the advantage of the breeze to rise and give its viewers a lesson on how to fly!...and you will hear the breeze and the pleasant murmur of the village below you.
Just above the city centre, this is a 220m2 villa with a 400m2 garden and a 180m2 deck with a pool.
Personally, I feel as if I were at the deck of a boat, like a cruise! This is a one-storey villa with three bedrooms (queen or king size) and two bathrooms. The master bedroom occupies the first floor with its own bathroom (toilet included), dressing area, 30m2 terrace with views of the sea and the horizon as well as the sunrise to the east if you like waking up early.
The other two bedrooms are on the ground floor, each with a bay window that allows direct access to the pool deck. They also have sea views. The dining room, lounge and kitchen also have direct access to the pool and the deck, as well as a view of the blue sea and the horizon.
All the rooms on the ground floor have windows that provide plenty of natural light and give you the opportunity to experience an “open” environment with direct access to the pool and the deck.
Meals can be taken inside or on the deck where you can find the shaded dining area, ventilated by a ceiling fan.
The house is fully equipped for 2 to 6 people.
The maximum allowed is 6 people.
This house is not recommended for families with small children (approx. Less than 7 years of age), due to the terrace on the first floor, the deck of the pool, which is on stilts, and the pool, which is not fenced. Please see the photos.
The house is powered by solar energy during the day (and electricity from the city during the night), running water from a borehole and the wastewater goes into a septic tank.
Regarding the services:
Even if you arrive late, the house staff will be there to welcome you and give you the final instructions.
A supervisor is available to answer all your questions regarding the villa and also to provide “concierge” assistance to you.
A service maid will come from Monday to Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 17hrs to do the house chores.
There is a person dedicated to the villa 24hrs, this person is located in a annex to the villa.
The staff is fully trained so that the villa functions properly.
Description of the house equipment:
Italian manufacturing, with integrated stainless steal cooking plate with 5 hobs, integrated electric oven, microwave, water coolers, fridge with freezer, coffee maker, toaster…
Wi-Fi Internet, kindly ask over e-mail or on the webpage. It is not allowed to download information.
32’ TV in the lounge with forty channels in Spanish and American channels.
iPhone/iPod station at your disposal, with integrated speakers.
All rooms are equipped with air conditioning (optional air conditioning will be charged based on consumption).
The rooms are also equipped with a ceiling fan and controls on the wall.
*Power sockets 220V:
Each room is equipped with a 220V (French format)
The usual current in Santo Domingo is of 110V.
Pool towels are available. The chairs by the pool are equipped with mattresses.
Gas BBQ located on the pool deck; illuminated by a spotlight with a cell that detects motion.
This is a non-smoking villa, it is strictly forbidden to smoke inside the villa. However, you can smoke on the terrace of the swimming pool, which offers a smoking area of 180m2.
*Sheets / towels:
The bed linen and the towels are included in the rental.
*Washing machine – Dryer:
You can entrust your laundry to the service maid, with your particular instructions if you have any. It will be air-dried depending on your request.
*Ironing: you may be given an ironing board and an iron in the afternoon or you can ask the maid for an additional cost.
* Outdoor lighting:
All exterior areas are well lit: terrace, pool, garden, and portal...
*Garden and pool maintenance:
Provided daily during your stay.
What else? Important details:
At Las Terrenas, you have medical offices, a lab and a hospital.
If you have a problem during your stay, do not hesitate to contact the supervisor.
The nearest hospital is located at the corner of the street (Centro Integral Galeno Las Terrenas).
I may have left out some information so do not hesitate to ask anything!
- children welcome
Sophie and Lionel (owners-living in Congo) or Karim/Thomas (Las Terrenas)
Life is very quiet at Las Terrenas, you can practice a lot of water sports (skiing, surfing, diving, kite…)!
We also love the food; with such a choice of restaurants the chances are great!
The location at the top of a hill is enchanting, we have a 180 ° view of the surrounding land, with the advantages of being in the centre of the village without its disadvantages (the noisy cars, the hustle and bustle) and with the beach very close!
The sensation of being in a boat is very strong, the deck is like the bow of a ship and the sea is all around you!
The house is very bright because of all the windows and bay windows.
You can also have the pleasure of seeing the birds flying around the house. Since the house is high you can see them from up-close…I’d never thought I will be so amazed at that.