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Jorien Brocker

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, Spanish, Dutch

Boutique, Front Row Beach Villa Walrus, Detached with Private Tennis Court

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Las Terrenas - Boutique Beach House Walrus

House, 3 Kingsize Bed rooms + Other (See Description), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Beachhouse Walrus is an unique styled house, Mediterranean detached and colorful in a 3300 m2 garden, and part of a compound.

Imagine waking up, asking the help to prepare your breakfast while you swim or walk along the beach. You return for breakfast and continue your day, going out on excursions, horse back riding, renting a boat, a trip in organized groups (mountain bike, four-wheel, hiking) or just stay home and read/paint/draw/make jigsaws, play tennis, practice golf swings etc. The Walrus has its WI-FI. The tennis court is for your use only, as are the sand bunkers to practice some golf.

For beach life you can stay in our bay Playa Bonita, or go to next bays like Portillo or Coson to vary a bit.

The nearby town Las Terrenas is developing rapidly, but since long it has had good supermarkets. The town has a French/Italian/Dominican population so purchasing delicatesses is never a problem. The maid will help you to purchase fresh fish from fishermen at Walrus if you would like.

In town are activities as Spanish classes, dance classes and of course the normal bars/restaurants and dancing. You can order food from the surrounding restaurants as well. We think your vacation will be focused on the easy life. Enjoy!!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Jorien Brocker (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English, Spanish, Dutch

About Jorien Brocker

We, the Brocker Family, are the content owners of Beachhouse Walrus. The five of us love to be there, and now that 3 of us are in Europe, we enjoy it as a couple and bring friends along. The place is perfect to unwind and embrace life. Since we can't always be there ourselves we gladly rent it to others to have a good time.

Jorien Brocker purchased this villa in 2000

Why Jorien Brocker chose Las Terrenas

We came to Playa Bonita in 1999 for the first time. We lived in Santo Domingo nearly 2 years and got to know the island but the, at that time, 4 hours drive to Las Terrenas hadn't been on our program yet. Friends assured us that we had to go on vacation to Samana and enjoy nature there since it was totally different from Punta Cana or Puerta Plata area. And we are so glad we did...we ended up, as last visit, in Playa Bonita and made the decision that we were going to buy land to construct our dream house. And we did!! And up till now we are enjoying every stay as much. Alone or with a group you feel revived when you stay so close to the sea. No breakfast before a dive in the salty water is a rule in beachhouse Walrus that we as family enjoy and we actually believe it gives you the perfect start of the day.

What makes this villa unique

At Beachhouse Walrus you experience the perfect combinations and transitions of nature. Since the house is beach front, you are constantly in contact with the sea with its sandy entrance. The garden provides a nice connection and alternative from the beach. The house has a big covered terrace where you will be most of your time since it has a large sitting area, big dining table, open bar to the kitchen. The living has a TV, DVD, music equipment, library, and board games/puzzles, WI-FI and telephone. The tennis court is a private court, only for those staying at Beachhouse Walrus. The 3 king-size bedrooms with their own bathrooms, in the same Mediterrean style as the house. Colorful and with lovely details. One bedroom is equipped with 4 bunkstyle beds (2m x 1 m) each, and has its bedroom. Each room has a safety box. The king-size bedrooms have private terraces and entrances. The hotel next door allows Beachhouse Walrus'guests access to their restaurant/bar and pool area. In the same bay are more restaurants to visit, but most of the time you will enjoy your meal at your terrace. A live in maid will assist you in preparing meals. As will the live in gardener help you with outside choirs. At night a watchman will survey the compound. Fishermen will come by to offer you the catch of the day. In town (las Terrenas) 10 min. drive, you can find all the shopping needed, and there are lovely restaurants as well. You can make long walks along the beach, hire a four-wheel individually or join a group who makes excursions. Rent a boat to go to other beaches or fishing. Scuba dive- or snorkel equipment you can book next door. Kite surfing in las Terrenas (15 min. drive). Santo Domingo the Capital is 2,5 hour drive thanks to a new beautiful scenery high way since 2007. To put this story short, in Beachhouse Walrus you will detach from city life, enjoy nature, relax and enjoy life itself. We like you to have a wonderful inspirational vacation!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Paradise Found!!!

We found what we longed for, a stay at a blue bay in a beachhouse, just a few steps away from the sea. The beachhouse Walrus is build in a traditional and colorful style: roof of palm leafs, tastefully painted, spacious and open designed, a huge covered terrace and several small other ones. From the house is an open view of the always changing surface of the bay, and one hears and sees the rustling waves. The surrounding tropical yard has a lawn with palmtrees, large plants and aromatic flowers. The house is comfortably furnished and invites to relax to recover and get inspired. We didn't want to cook, to clean or do errands. It all was possible thanks to the live in help. But we did want to play was: tennis, swim, read, practice our chipping, bunkershots, and so we did all in the Walrus' garden. Next time we will come here we'll take our children/grandchildren along. We will show them how it is to live for a while in paradise.
Oct 2010
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Reviews

5
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Boutique, Front Row Beach Villa Walrus, Detached with Private Tennis Court
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Great Beach House and Property

  • 5 of 5

The house has a beautiful property, is privately located with great access to the beach. Ingrid the housekeeper keeps the place immaculate and is a great asset in the kitchen. We were there with four younger kids and they had a ball playing in the hammock and swimming in the ocean.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Words and pictures do this place no justice!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Beach House Walrus! From the moment we arrived, our family was made to feel welcome by Ingrid and Ernesto. The view of the ocean is spectacular and the house was beautifully decorated for the holidays. We enjoyed the dining "al fresco". Ingrid made delicious Dominican breakfast and dinners almost daily and she even prepared a special Christmas Eve Dinner for us, including our extended family who live nearby and came over for the festivities.

Before we arrived, I contacted Jorien and set up private taxi transfers with her trusted driver Tony. He was available to us the entire trip for runs into town and excursions. He is very pleasant.

We had 8 adults and 2 toddlers staying in the house and there was plenty of space. We had other guests staying at nearby hotels that joined us during the day. Christmas Eve we had dinner at the house with 10 extra guests and there was space for everyone!

Ingrid's hospitality goes above and beyond. She is sweet, caring and her cooking is divine. I can still taste all the special dishes she made for us!

Ernesto kept the grounds beautifully and even set up a portable pool for my children (ages 2 and 3). There is a pool available for use right next door. For families with small children, this is the ideal set up because we didn't have to worry about the kids getting in the pool without us knowing.

The beach is very pretty and this house is truly a beachfront property! You can enjoy a view of the ocean while dining and you can hear the waves crashing at night. We had a few showers during our stay. When it rained during the day, it always ended with a rainbow. Paradise!

We drove into town a few times to eat and shop. A group went to Salto Limon and had a great time. I mainly stayed on the beach with the kids and relaxed! There is something for everyone to do! We ate at Atlantis twice (delicious) and at Casa Grande (pretty good). There are a few places you can walk to and grab a drink in the evenings.

I don't have anything negative to say except for the mosquitoes at night so take lots of bug spray and wear long sleeves and long pants to bed.

It was an amazing vacation! Thank you Jorien for sharing this special place!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Netherlands
5

O​ur visit to this paradise repeated for the 3rd time

  • 5 of 5

This is our third visit ​to​ Beach​ House Walrus and the first time with our son​ of​ 1.5 years old.

It was again the perfect and most relaxing holiday you can imagine. And our son loved it too.

There​ is​ no such place as the Walrus. The house is romantic, luxurious, clean and has a beautiful harmony with the ocean and its tropical surroundings.

You can see that the owners thought about the smallest details in the architecture of the house and its decoration. The garden is perfectly maintained has beautiful flowers, palm trees and its size and its natural fencing gives you privacy. You can practice your golf swing in the bunkers, play tennis on your private tennis court or just enjoy the sun or shades under the palm trees.

We love to swim in the ocean but sometimes the waves were a bit too rough for our toddler. These days we went to the large, well maintained, pool of the next door very small​ hotel, only 20 steps away from the Walrus​ garden. ​ Th​is​ hotel is very quiet, so we had the pool for ourselves every day.​ ​

Our son loved to play with all the toys and books that are available in the Walrus.

We bought the ingredients of the meals (after consulting Ingid) and Ingrid cooked the most delicious meals. Although Las terrenas has some nice beach restaurants we preferred to stay at the W​alrus for diner since no restaurant could beat Ingrids’ cooking.

For us it was the perfect family holiday and we can’t wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Claar and Michiel, we enjoyed your stay as well. You are wonderful guests (this time with your little boy) to welcome in the Walrus!
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5

Way Way Special

  • 5 of 5

"Another day in paradise" is a quote from one of our sons during our week-long visit to Beach Villa Walrus.

Our family of 10: 2 grandparents, 2 sons and their wives and 4 grandchildren (ages 1 - 6) enjoyed every minute of our 1-week stay at Beach Villa Walrus. The 1st sight on walking in from the parking area to and through the house and beyond is breathtaking. And it only gets better. The feeling is beautiful and yet warm - very special and at the same time, most welcoming. All of our adult family members have high-pressured commitments in their work-a-day lives and all could relax deeply at Walrus, a triumph right there, and we had fun too. Because we were so happy at the Villa, we only left the property to explore by foot and to shop for food. Next time we will because everyone we've talked to and everything we've read says there are many exciting opportunities to check out.

I can't say enough about how appreciative we are for host Jorien and for both the domestic manager Ingrid and the groundskeeper Celestiano. Jorien is totally professional, quick to respond and answer questions; she goes above and beyond that too - accommodates individual preferences and needs, and sincerely seems to care about your having a wonderful time in every way possible. Ingrid is a special person and an unbelievable cook - a real treat for our family; good food and flexible for everyone, all ages. We also admired our gardener Celestiano and the services he provided,including maintaining the clay tennis court well.

We will be coming back. Beach Villa Walrus has become a regular destination for our family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen and family, thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed your stay as well and look forward to welcome you back in feb 2016 again. Bests, Team Walrus.
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Bay Area, California
5

The Walrus is worth multiple repeat visits

  • 5 of 5

For one of the most relaxing and tranquil settings, I'd choose the Walrus over and over again in a heartbeat. The Walrus accommodated eight people from two families with ease, and the surrounding restaurants offered a nice variety. In addition, Ingrid and Neto were there to help with any needs, including any meals. The beach is great for relaxing and swimming, and surfboards are available for rent next door. Can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Scott, and yes return to the Walrus...relaxing is important! Bests, Team Walrus.
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Houston, TX
5

Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed a week at the Villa Walrus. I brought my elderly parents and adult brother, and we had an amazing time swimming in the sea, playing tennis overlooking the sea, and indulging in the care of Ingrid (the domestic manager) and Ernesto (grounds keeper). We didn't have to lift a finger. Everything we requested was arranged for us (ATV delivery to the villa, massages at the villa). Ingrid is an amazing cook, and will happily go to the markets with you to pick your favorite items, and prepare local dishes. Ernesto will assist with moving chairs from the villa to the lawn or washing your dirty cars after a day exploring surrounding beaches (Playa de Coson, Playa el Valle, Playa Rincon). The location is perfectly positioned on Playa Bonita, just a quick drive to LT for shops, restaurants and bars. The photos in this profile can't possibly do the property justice... It's breathtaking. Open air dining and living onto the impeccable grounds overlooking the sea. I've been to the Samana peninsula several times, and this location is my favorite (Playa Bonita, LT). There are a couple of surf schools that share Playa Bonita and a lovely pathway along the beach to take a morning or evening stroll. Beautiful sunrise and sunsets are also visible from the villa.... perfect to dine a la fresco with your favorite wine or rum cocktails!

The owner Jorien was incredibly pleasant and helpful to organize our trip and facilitate payment with VRBO (I had technical problems with the transaction, and she was incredibly patient with my multiple attempts!). Jorien responds quickly to inquiries and ensures that your holiday is precisely how you want it to be.

I highly recommend Villa Walrus for any type of group wanting a relaxing or active holiday. Families with kids, adults only, elderly with disabilities.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan for this review. We are happy we could fulfill your expectations and could offer you a relaxed vacation. We, Team Walrus, hope to welcome you back one day!
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
El Catey (Samana)
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
at the beach
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Samana City
Nearest Golf
190 Kilometres
Playa Grande
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
autopista Boulevard Atlantico
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
hotel atlantico, casa grande, acaya
Nearest Beach
on the beach Playa Bonita
Car: recommended

Private tennis court, golf bunkers to practice, front row beach view, large garden, surfing bay

24/7 service of housekeeper and gardener.

Sandy entrance in the sea...60m from the terrace through our own garden. Watchman service at night.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas 2016
18 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,043
for 7 nights
£3,043
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£380
for 1 night
From
£380
£2,472
 

Additional pricing information

We offer full staff service
Extra electricity for AC usage could be charged up to 10 euros per room

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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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:
  • 500 m²
  • 0 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • all bathrooms are en-suite
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The best spot in this bay. Typical Caribbean, laid back atmosphere for the one's who can afford it.

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