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CASA PHIL - OCEAN VIEW MODERN, CONTEMPORARY LUXURY FAMILY-FRIENDLY VILLA

Philippe

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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CASA PHIL - OCEAN VIEW MODERN, CONTEMPORARY LUXURY FAMILY-FRIENDLY VILLA

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Las Terrenas - Casa Phil

Ocean View, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms

Caribbean luxury awaits you at Casa Phil, where modern European design is customized into an idyllic oasis. Whether you are lounging by the infinity pool or taking in the breathtaking views of the ocean, relaxation abounds at this stunning home. Please check our website www.casaphil.com for more pictures and updated rates

Perched atop the exclusive Loma Bonita, the family-friendly villa comfortably sleeps twelve. Amenities like Wi-Fi, filtered water, HD satellite TV and surround sound ensure that you will be kicking back in the highest comfort. All of the bedrooms boast air conditioning, private bathrooms and well-appointed furnishings that mix antique with modern for an eclectic, stylized feel.

The contemporary kitchen is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, including a 'Ilve' 4 burner with grill; dishwasher; and a filtered water and ice dispensing refrigerator. Aesthetic touches like an apron sink or marbola countertops add to the sleek, urban theme. The versatile kitchen is fully-functional, at ease hosting large parties or preparing intimate, gourmet meals.

In one of the many outdoor spaces, hand-wrought metal work and stone tiles surround the Balinese-style infinity pool and heated jacuzzi. Coupled with jaw-dropping views of the Atlantic, this terrace is perfect for daytime lounging. A full bar and outdoor grill help transition the space for nighttime entertainment.

Casa Phil is a three-minute walk from the beach, located in the quiet, exclusive neighborhood of Loma Bonita. A five-minute drive to the city center, there are a few bars and restaurants within walking distance if you would prefer to stay close to home. In addition to a 24-hour guard, daily cleaning services, and laundry twice a week, all breakfasts and lunches will be prepared for you during your stay. A mobile phone with a local SIM card is available up on request, and all outlets are fitted for both American 110v and European 220v electronics.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Philippe (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 December, 2014

About Philippe

I'm born and grew up in Italy. I lived in many countries, from Varese in Italy to New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona and finally now in Las Terrenas. I'm an environmental engineer graduated from NYU Polytechnic University in NYC and the University of Pavia in Italy. My passions: my son, dune buggies (that I build, sell and rent: contact me if you wish to have one during your stay) and surfing.

Philippe purchased this villa in 2011

Why Philippe chose Las Terrenas

If you've never been to Las Terrenas before it might be difficult to explain this but this town is a unique place on earth, where sometimes time seems to stop and all the issues that make your daily life dissipate and to start living in harmony with nature and the elements surrounding you. I discovered Las Terrenas thanks to my mom in 2003 and then during a vacation here I had the opportunity to purchase a plot of land and this is how the story began...

What makes this villa unique

Casa Phil is a dream house. It was built with care, love and sacrifice. We built it for our family and hence looked and though of all details during the planning and building process.

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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CASA PHIL - Ocean View Modern, Contemporary Luxury Family-Friendly Villa
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3641329
Las Terrenas Dominican Republic North Coast
5

WOW!

  • 5 out of 5
Words will never express how wonderful our vacation was. Thanks to Philippe's, Andrea's, and Victor's hospitality. Already missing our home in the DR. Cheers.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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CASA PHIL - Ocean View Modern, Contemporary Luxury Family-Friendly Villa
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Las Terrenas Dominican Republic North Coast
5

A beautiful home and view with gracious staff

  • 5 out of 5
I truly have a hard time imagining a better overall experience anywhere. Philippe was quick to respond to my many inquires leading up to the trip, and was very gracious once we were there. The pictures of the house hardly do it justice; this place is beautiful! And I can't write a review of this place without mentioning the amazingly helpful and kind staff. Every morning we were treated with a deliciously prepared breakfast. Thank you Philippe, Andrea, and Victor!

Ask about the dune buggy tour!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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CASA PHIL - Ocean View Modern, Contemporary Luxury Family-Friendly Villa
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Las Terrenas Dominican Republic North Coast
5

Gorgeous and accommodating!

  • 5 out of 5
Casa Phil exceeded all of my expectations! I was in Las Terrenas for a volunteer trip with 5 friends and we were all very pleased with our stay. The property was stunning with an unbeatable view of the ocean (5 minute walk). The house had 4 spacious bedrooms, a lovely pool area and a fully equipped kitchen. Philippe not only answered all of our questions but he also gave us a personal tour of the area on a dune buggy tour (HIGHLY recommended). In addition to Philippe, he has a very nice couple that helps him out around the house, Andrea and Victor. Andrea had breakfast ready and waiting for us every morning and it was always delicious. They went above and beyond! Overall, I loved my stay at Casa Phil and will definitely be back!!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
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CASA PHIL - Ocean View Modern, Contemporary Luxury Family-Friendly Villa
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Las Terrenas Dominican Republic North Coast
5

Great property & people

Great property & people
  • 5 out of 5
Casa Phil exceeded our expectations for a luxury rental in the Dominican. There's plenty of room for a large group of travelers, we had six, and the interior is clean and well decorated. The location is excellent. A quick walk to the local beach and a short drive to Playa Cosón. The included WiFi internet, satellite TV, and towel service were nice touches. The service staff was very pleasant and helpful. The owner was also very easy to work with and incredibly gracious. He gave us some great suggestions on things to do during our stay. Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to book another stay!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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CASA PHIL - Ocean View Modern, Contemporary Luxury Family-Friendly Villa
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Las Terrenas Dominican Republic North Coast
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The perfect vacation rental!

  • 5 out of 5
WOW, what a place. We are a family of 7 (couple with 3 kids and grandparents) and spent our vacation break in the dominican republic. We decided to stay in Casa Phil after shopping around for rentals for a while and have no regrets apart from wishing we could have stayed more. Casa Phil is really an enchanting villa. It's modern in the style and fittings but has a lot of antique details (closets, desks, etc.) and is very nicely decorated. The four bedrooms had us comfortably installed during all of our stay and the wide spaces of the house allowed each of us to be doing different things without bothering each other (kids playing in the sandpit and garden outlooking the living room or on the playstation, while another was reading in one of the many sofas and another lounging in the pool listening to music and drinking a tropical fruit juice). Andrea the maid of house always took care in making sure that everything was neat and clean, while also taking care of preparing our breakfast and lunch (that was included in the price) whereas Daniel the property attendant always made sure that the outdoors, pool and pool terrace were cleaned and ordered. The villa also has a splendid view that became amazing at sunset while in the pool. Initially, we were a bit concerned about security as often people say bad things about the dominican republic but we were rapidly reassured as Casa Phil is located in a prominent residential called Loma Bonita that is both very close to the sea (the beach is only 3 minutes walk) and at the same time has 24/7 security. We had some friends staying at another big villa in front of the beach and they were plagued by mosquitoes whereas we had none: according to Philippe the owner this is because Casa Phil is regularly fumigated against insects and as he calls it ‘of the gentle breeze’.
We are very much into cooking and the villa's kitchen wasn't a disappointment as it has anything we expected and needed and more: we were much appreciative of the fact that it came with plenty of spices, salt, oil, therefore avoiding to having to buy them and then leave them behind (it's all in the small details).
Highly recommended!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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CASA PHIL - Ocean View Modern, Contemporary Luxury Family-Friendly Villa
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Las Terrenas Dominican Republic North Coast
5

Just perfect...

  • 5 out of 5
We booked Casa Phil to celebrate our anniversary with our close family (8) and would book it in a heartbeat again…The property is very clean and extremely well maintained. The overall design and comfort is outstanding, it's a very modern house with a mix of antique furniture, there is art, pictures and paintings that make it a joy to be in: all the details seem to have been carefully planned. It's like being at home but much better! We've been to Jamaica and Curacao and we opted for Las Terrenas because of the hype around it and we are glad we did. The beaches are amazing: we loved Playa Las Ballenas (that is the closest one to Casa Phil) that is a small waves family friendly and Playa Coson that is a surf spot with a very neat sand. Philippe is the owner and lives in Las Terrenas, he's a very nice person and will provide you with helpful advices tailored to your vacation.
Like I said in the beginning: I would book Casa Phil in a heartbeat again and look forward to our next anniversary.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Samana (AZS)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Playa Las Ballenas

About las terrenas

Anywhere you look, one beach is more beautiful than the next one. Playa cosón heads up the list with its turquoise, pristine waters and its three miles of white sand shore. You can actually walk along the sea from the end of playa cosón to playa la bonita (which literally means the beautiful beach,) then playa escondida; cross the hill and you are in playa las ballenas (just nearby Casa Phil), playa punta popi and playa portillo. Over ten miles of a continuous incredible paradise ready for you to discover.

Watch the whale!

Whale watching in the bay of samaná will be one of the highlights of your visit. Between the months of january to march, humpback whales come from distant oceans to the waters of samaná to perform their courting songs and impress us with fascinating shows of flippering and jumping. These whales have chosen our area to mate and come back every year with their newborns and male companions to start anew their cycle of life.

Excursions and day trips

Whether on a horse, on an atv, by car or on a boat, there are wonderful excursions and day trips you can enjoy in the area. From el salto de el limón - el limón falls, fishing trips, snorkeling and scuba diving, or just a walking tour of las terrenas, your days can be filled with activity and emotions. Zip-lining and eco tours through this wonderful tropical forests are an incomparable adventure and a total must. My dear friend Francis is the captain of the 45ft catamaran named 'Califa' and you may contact him for a day trip in the Samana bay to the beautiful 'Cayo Levantado' island (my favorite hang out for snorkeling) or to the 'Haites' national park.

Fine dining and wining in las terrrenas

If you just want to sit back and and enjoy fine drinking and dining, las terrenas and samaná offer you a wide range of international restaurants. From mexican fajitas to an ukranian borscht to a french ratatouille, the cosmopolitan flavor of this town is reflected not only in its population but also in its cuisine. A café au lait and a croissant for breakfast, a cuban sandwich and a mojito for lunch and a paella for dinner is not an unthinkable menu in your culinary journey of las terrenas and samaná. Our favorite hangouts in town (and defenitely 'must do' during your stay) are the 'spoon beach restaurant bar' just 1 minute walk for casa phil owned by willy a cooking gem in town, 'le tre caravelle' owned by the friendly simone for a refined italian fish based dinner (don't leave without trying the risotto tre caravelle), 'la serviette' if you crave for modern french caribbean cuisine, 'la salsa' in the 'fisherman's village with the best price/quality 200 pesos mid day menu.

Sports events and sport tours

Nothing prevents you from continuing practicing your favorite sports and keeping in shape while vacationing in las terrenas or samaná. You can even participate in a 10k road race, a cross country run, a mountain bike competition, sailing, going to a gym, swimming, kite surfing and surfing in our beaches. There are annual events such as las terrenas 10k and the cross country @ playa morón which are internationally accredited athletic events which promote our area as a main sport tourism destination in the dominican republic. If you are into surfing or have always wanted to try it, here is you chance, visit 'nalu surfshop' owned by my friend and surf instructor william.

Nightlife in las terrenas

Certainly, one of the most popular social activities for entertainment in las terrenas, dancing and 'clubbing' is a favorite for both national and international tourists visiting the area. Our 'fisherman's village' is a popular spot concentrating most of the discos and bars in las terrenas, but it is not the only area where to have fun. Nightlife is vibrant in this town offering a new world for the visitors to discover. My favorite's hangouts in the 'fisherman's village' are the replay with Nicholas and Enzo for a mix of contemporary and latin music often animated by one of the local dance schools (to practice your bachata and salsa moves), gaia disco owned by sergio our neighbour on loma bonita.

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Rates & Availability

From $421 Nightly

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

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Low Season 2014
1 Sep 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,264
for 3 nights
From
$700
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014
6 night minimum stay
$5,143
for 6 nights
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
28 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
6 night minimum stay
$5,143
for 6 nights
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2015
3 Jan 2015 - 27 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,693
for 3 nights
From
$700
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter Holiday
28 Mar 2015 - 3 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
for 7 nights
$5,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
High season 2015 spring
4 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,693
for 3 nights
From
$700
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Spring Season 2015
1 May 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,264
for 3 nights
From
$700
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season Summer 2015
4 Jul 2015 - 30 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,693
for 3 nights
$3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$2,100
for 3 nights
From
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
Notes Rates incl. daily maid service, gardener, night guardians, pool attendant, on-site manager.
Towel changes mid and end week, sheets end week. Extra towel/sheet changes, beach towels, cook, baby-sitting, personal laundry can be arranged at a modest fee.
Breakfast & lunch are prepared by housekeeper and is included.
For correct rating of the period you are interested in please check: www.casaphil.com

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 m²
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    2nd Master Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Living Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Swimming Pool - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom Suite (Ocean View) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Storage area, master shower suite w. 2 basins & separate WC
    2nd Master Bedroom Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Is located on the main floor with large built in wardrobes
    Guests Bedroom Suite (Ocean View) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can also be setup with 2 single beds instead.
    Children Bedroom Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot , King bed can be setup to make 2 singles. Baby crib available
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Breakfast and lunch are cooked by the housekeeper. Catering and chef are available upon request
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