HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.

Send this page to a friend

Thank You

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

CASA PHIL - Ocean View Modern, Contemporary Luxury Family-Friendly Villa

Philippe

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

Contact the Owner

Philippe

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 May, 2015
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Philippe (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 May, 2015

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.

Why HomeAway

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

5
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Write a Review
CASA PHIL - Ocean View Modern, Contemporary Luxury Family-Friendly Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Excelente

  • 5 of 5

Excelente propiedad muy bien diseñada y cuidada, las vistas al mar son muy buenas, la atención del personal excelente, las playas están a solo 3 minutos se pude ir caminando, atendida por su propio dueño Phillippe extraordinaria persona, se las recomiendo.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A Wonderfully Peaceful Space

  • 5 of 5

Once we arrived Philippe was there to greet us with his lovely staff! We had a bit of a trek and he was there once we arrived with open arms. The house was even more beautiful than the pictures. We had 8 people in our group and it was the perfect size for everyone to be together yet not on top of each other. Enough space for everyone to choose an area to relax. Andrea the housekeeper and cook was absolutely amazing. She was so warm and welcoming to us. Her food is out of this world delicious. Highly recommend to let her make your menu as everything she made was amazing. Victor the maintenance man was also there who was very sweet. He did our grocery shopping and provided us with whatever we needed. Whenever we left we felt as if we were leaving Mom and Dad. The beach is just down the hill and it is gorgeous. Town is a 15min walk or 5min drive. Great little town with shops and great restaurants. Philippe was a great source for knowledge of the area. He guided us to local beaches that had great waves. He also took us on a fabulous one of a kind tour. He definitely knows the beauty of the area and highlighted it perfectly. He was always available whenever we needed anything. It was a great holiday for all of our guests.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A great place to stay on vacation

  • 5 of 5

"Casa Phil" was a great place to stay on vacation. It was exactly as seen in pictures - extremely large, modern and clean. We traveled with 8 people (4 couples) and that allowed for ample shared spaces and a separate bedroom for everyone.

We also had two attendants onsite basically all day, every day. Andrea cooked and cleaned for us daily. Victor went shopping for us, as necessary. They were both very friendly.

The only bad part of the trip is that the weather unfortunately did not cooperate with us. It rained for 3 1/2 of the 5 days there in late January / early February. However, in looking at weather reports and talking to locals, this seems to be quite a rarity and just a case of bad luck.

Speaking of speaking to locals, it would be best if someone can speak some Spanish in your group. Not a ton of English speakers. The weather didn't allow us to do some of the things we would have liked to do (waterfall, ATV ride, more beaches), but we did get away to Playa Bonita on the sunny day and it was great - beautiful water, beautiful beach and nobody on the beach. We recommend this strongly compared to the beach in the main town. It was hard to say for sure, but I also think the pool might not get a ton of sunlight all day, at least this part of year.

All in all, Philippe was a great host. Extremely responsive before and during the trip. Answering our questions and giving us new ideas on what to do while we were there.

Thank you Philippe!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

WOW!

  • 5 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: Dec 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A beautiful home and view with gracious staff

  • 5 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: Nov 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Gorgeous and accommodating!

  • 5 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: Nov 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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.

Photos

Prices & Availability

From $421 Nightly

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Prices quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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
 
Low Season 2015
31 Aug 2015 - 17 Dec 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
 
Christmas
18 Dec 2015 - 26 Dec 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
 
New Year
27 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
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
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$2,100
for 3 nights
From
$700
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000.00
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

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enter dates to see total
Available
Unavailable

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

Partner Offers

europ-assistance.png

Protect your holiday rental booking

  • Only 2.3% of the rental stay cost (up to £5,000)
  • Protection against internet fraud
Find out more
*Terms & Conditions apply

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.

Confirm Price & Contact

Enter dates to calculate a quote