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Villa Ocean View Mountain Top Infinity Pool, Beache(S), Gated Residence

Don or Diana Case

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Villa Ocean View Mountain Top Infinity Pool, Beache(S), Gated Residence

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Las Terrenas - Monte Placido - Falcona

2 bedroom, 2 bath VILLA (sleeps 4) + adjcent GUEST ROOM & bath (sleeps 4+2 = 6)

Villa FALCONA is one of six homes for rent in hilltop Residence Monte Placido is located near all the pristine beaches. FALCONA is spacious with two bedrooms and a large full bathroom. The total sleeping capacity is four, however the "Guest Room" can be added to the reservation for two additional people. The "Guest Room" is about a twelve foot walk from Villa FALCONA.

FALCONA has a fully equipped kitchen that opens to the dining area and living room. The living room has sliding doors that open to a balcony with a spectacular "bird's eye" view of the ocean and our tropical gardens..

The master bedroom has a King bed and opens to the bathroom. The second bedroom has a Queen bed (separates for two twin beds). The optional "Guest Room" has a double bed and private bathroom.

FALCONA has a flat screen 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 barbeque, 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 busses 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

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Don or Diana Case (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
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Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2015

About Don or 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!

Don or Diana Case purchased this villa in 2003

Why Don or Diana Case chose Las Terrenas

Our environment is unique in Las Terrenas because we offer the best of both worlds. Monte Placido captures the peaceful and calming tropical spirit. Travel down our little mountain and in minutes you are at a dozen marvelous beaches. Reach the heart of Las Terrenas in only fifteen minutes where you can enjoy the many fine restaurants and Caribbean nightlife.

What makes this villa unique

The most amazing feature of Monte Placido is our Yoga Cave. The yoga studio has ocean view, a wooden workout deck, and an Iyengar rope wall. It is fully stocked with mats, blankets and blocks. Up the inside stairs is a natural cave, perfect for small discussion groups or meditation. As guests of Monte Placido you are welcome to use the Yoga Cave for your own private workout.

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Villa Ocean View Mountain Top Infinity Pool, Beache(S), Gated Residence
average rating of 4.862069 based on 58 reviews
5

vacances au top

  • 5 of 5

Je me devais de laisser un message après deux semaines passées à Monte Placido et je dois dire que ces vacances vont rester dans les annales.

Pour commencer parlons du lieu : Monte placido a l'avantage d'être située dans les hauteurs (je ne vous parle pas de la vue panoramique du pays ...) et se situe entre toutes les plus belles plages du coin : Bonita, Cosos, Rincon et Moron. La région est magnifique et si je devais faire le point sur tout ce que j'ai vu je pourrais écrire un annuaire ….

La résidence présente l'avantage d'être très proche de la ville en scooter (que les propriétaires peuvent louer aux locataires ainsi qu'un quad) ce qui permet de participer à la vie nocturne du pays, de faire des courses sans partir à l'autre bout du monde et surtout de ne pas se retrouver en plein milieu des quartiers de touristes.

Les propriétaires sont vraiment sympathiques et Donald (le propriétaire) est totalement bilingue français anglais et espagnol ce qui aide vraiment beaucoup. Toujours de bon conseils, ils nous ont aiguillé ma copine et moi durant notre séjour : ces gens sont très sympathiques et on ne se sent vraiment pas traité comme un touriste.

Pour ce qui est du confort, la villa est parfaitement équipée (service de maison impeccable) et est très sécurisée (même si je pense que la rep dom est contrairement aux idées reçus un pays calme et pas dangereux).

Pour les gens casaniers, il y a même une piscine à débordement incroyable avec vue imprenable sur le pays …. une vraie carte postale (il y a même un barbecue à coté de la piscine).

Bref, si vous voulez de vraies vacances, souffler, voir du pays et des gens sympathiques, je vous recommande vivement d'aller y faire un tour vous allez pouvoir déconnecter du quotidien !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Excellent!!! One of the best vacation ever! Super

  • 5 of 5

Like paradise!!!!! We ll be back soon!

Thank you��

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Paradise" Not quite yet!!! Diana and I live on site and we still a have a couple years ahead of us. Eden maybe ....but no apples here...but mangoes and other goodies...
5

They are both wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The grounds are as beautiful as the pictures make it look and the entire staff there is friendly and very attentive to your needs. I have only good things to say about my stay. Have fun!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we try our best to make our guests feel at home under the coconut palms. Diana and Don
Seattle, WA
5

Absolute heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

I feel bad it's taken me so long to write about this unbelievable location. By far, this was the best part of our trip. We are very active individuals on our vacations, but we HAD to at least spend a whole day lounging around the infinity pool drinking fresh coconuts... taking in the view from our balcony in the Falcona. I can see how people would come visit and spend all their time on this property. It was one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed. And the fact that we had access to a car for our time there was perfect! I will forever recommend it to others. Thank you for our wonderful stay, Don!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments. For the past 12 years it has been an ongoing project to try to make MONTE PLACIDO a little better piece of paradise. Diana and I still have plenty of things on our list. You are right, you should be independent and have your own mode of transportation to visit just 1 beach but all the prisitine beache(S) of Samana Peninsula. Exclusively for our guests we offer our own vehicles (motorbike, quad/ATV, scooter and car...)
3

tranquillo, lindo

  • 3 of 5

I guide bird tours. I came to see the area and find the place ideal for a relaxed

vacation, above the bustle of the coastal town, but with access to all the restaurants, beaches and shopping possible.

The host and hostess are very welcoming.

This is a very good choice for persons desiring privacy yet access at the same time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kate, Yes, many of our guests appreciate close to town but enjoy the our pastoral setting and easy access to the beaches.
5

Outstanding vacation at Monte Placido!

  • 5 of 5

After the never-ending winter of 2014 - wI needed to get away to restore ourselves and didn't know where to go.We had never been to the DR, as whenever all we'd heard about it - all-inclusive resorts of Punta Cana/Puerto Plata. When we travel, we prefer to take in a bit more of the culture and not follow the masses and do our own thing. AND I'm happy to say, we found it at Monte Placido, located on an idealic hilltop on the Samana Peninsula in the DR.

If you can fly into El Catey, do it! It's only 40 minutes- mostly beautiful scenic drive along the coast of the azure-colored Atlantic Ocean on a brand new hwy. Once you get to Monte Placido, (yes, it's a steep hill, but after going up once and tackling a couple of sharp turns - you'll get the hang of it) put it in the low-gear, take it steady and you'll be compensated by a breathtaking view.

You are welcomed by 5 Spanish-style ochre-colored houses surrounded by a smartly landscaped garden with a kaleidoscope of tropical flowers with lush trees to give each unit their own sense of privacy - juxtaposed by an infinity pool. While you're obviously not on the beach - you are surrounded in the foreground by a 180 degree view of the Atlantic coastline with a constant warm ocean breeze.Each of the units are charmingly decorated - kept immaculately clean with all that you need (Flat screen Sat TV with a few English channels) WiFi if you need to be connected, fully equipped kitchens with all necessary dishware, pot&pans, etc.Some units are fenced, making them dog-friendly should you decide to bring Fido along!

Owners Don and Diana, who live on-site in the center villa, are very conscientious of guest privacy. We barely saw them unless we rang their bell. The groundskeeper Jean-Claude, along with the rest of the crew are extremely polite and are mindful of any noise

You can discover so much of the region as Monte Placido is located at the centre of the Samana Peninsula making most attraction nearby (we were at secluded world-class beaches in 15 minutes) and most others within 1 hour away at the most. The town of Los Terranas is nothing special, but are countless great dinning options.

IN short - if you have a penchant for the standard all-inclusive experience then this is not the place for you. BUT, if you're in for something special with lots of local charm and a priceless setting , then, be sure to put Monte Placido on your Caribbean 'bucket list'. You will not regret it.We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It says it all! Nothing to add, except that for those that want to stay on MONTE PLACIDO and enjoy it even more, we can have a cook come up on site in your home and prepare special meals with a French Creole touch for you just for two or a whole family.

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
El Catey, AZS Samana . SDQ = 120km
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Many Bars-Restaurants-Discos in Las Terrenas
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Samana to Sabana del mar
Nearest Golf
120 Kilometres
Playa Grande 1h30 hour scenic drive
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
New highway # 7 Santo Domingo -2h30 scenic drive
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Las Terrenas (wide international choice )
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
El Portillo
Car: recommended

MONTE PLACIDO is on top a tall hill overlooking the ocean. We have a fantastic panoramic view with the ocean on one side and rolling hills on the other. As our guest, you will enjoy a membership to the Las Terrenas Sailing and Beach Club with chaises loungues, bar and restaurant and sail boat rentals.

Las Terrenas is the up and coming small, trendy resort town in the Caribbean. (few all inclusive resorts here). Our little town is comprised of mostly small hotels/inns, residences and homes. Last count 5,000 foreign residents = 45 diff. nationalities thus restaurants/bars for all tastes and budgets. We are only five minutes to the beach, a 10 minute drive to Las Terrenas center - 40 minute from AZS El Catey-Samana Airport and 2h00 from SDQ Santo Domingo airports. For directions to reach our hill top ocean view paradise please contact us. Our residence is perfect for those who want to enjoy the nightlife and at the same time a tranquil tropical get-a-way.

Other Activities: wind surfing, sailing snorkeling, tennis,beach walking, ZIP lining, hiking, birdwatching, yoga

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Prices & Availability

From $96 Nightly

Prices for this holiday villa in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic North Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Spring/Summer
6 Apr 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
for 2 nights
From
$100
From
$110
Fri,Sat
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
1 Sep 2015 - 17 Dec 2015
2 night minimum stay
$192
for 2 nights
From
$96
From
$106
Fri,Sat
$672
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas - 4 guest minimum
18 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
4 night minimum stay
$560
for 4 nights
From
$140
$980
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
4 Jan 2016 - 23 Mar 2016
3 night minimum stay
$360
for 3 nights
From
$120
From
$130
Fri,Sat
$840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter - 4 Guest Minimum
24 Mar 2016 - 27 Mar 2016
4 night minimum stay
$560
for 4 nights
From
$140
$840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
28 Mar 2016 - 12 Apr 2016
3 night minimum stay
$360
for 3 nights
From
$120
$840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$220
for 2 nights
From
$110
$770
 

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Notes If you cancel less than 14 days in advance we will not issue a refund, however we will apply that amount towards a future stay within the following twelve months (subject to availability). IF we cancel due to natural forces such as hurricane, we will issue a full refund minus the banking fee.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Las Terrenas in Dominican Republic North Coast

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    "Guest Room"- private bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • We are environmentally friendly and all our hot water is generated with solar panels. We provide a one time set up of: 2 rolls of toilet paper, shampoo, soap. Towels changed every other day. Sheets changed once during a week stay. We provide beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom open to bathroom.
    "Guest Room" - 1 Double Bed , Optional rental. 12 feet from Falcona. Privte full bathroom.
    Second bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds can be joined for a Queen. Can add cot or crib.
  • Falcona has two bedrooms and one bathroom. A "Guest Room" can be added to the reservation to sleep two more guests. The main bedroom has a King. The second bedroom 2 Twins that can be joined to make a Queen. The "Guest Room" has a Double bed and private bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sailboat
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Falcona offers a fully equipped kitchen. We provide a welcome basket upon arrival so travel tired guests can have a lite dinner and simple breakfast. We can have a full meal waiting for you upon request. Our pool area has a large outdoor grill and dining table. We have lounge chairs poolside to relax and enjoy the magnificent view. The house has a basic set up of disposables. Additional five gallon bottles of water can be purchased on site. A car or motorbike may be available to rent. Falcona has SKY TV. We have wifi for internet. There is a Yoga Studio on site with blankets, blocks, mats, and an Iyengar rope wall. Yoga lessons available upon request.

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