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Hilltop Gated Residence with Ocean View, Infinity pool, Nearby Beaches, Yoga

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath VILLA sleeps 4 + adjacent bungalow allows extra 1 or 2 guest

Enjoy the best of both worlds, a spectacular hilltop ocean view and a short five minute drive to the nearest beach! Villa FALCONA is one of six homes for rent in hilltop Residence Monte Placido. We are 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 opens 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). A cot can be added to the second bedroom if you are a family with three children. Traveling with grandparents? The optional "Guest Room" can be added to your reservation. It 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 barbecue, 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

The other five villas on MONTE PLACIDO consist of a Studio, a 1 bedroom home with a/c, 2 other 2 bedroom and 3 bedrooms homes. We can accommodate up to 24 guests for events such as weddings parties

More Details

Property Manager
Don or Diana Case
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2018

About Don or Diana Case

Don and Diana moved to the Dominican Republic 14 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 2002

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Las Terrenas on the Samaná Province

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • 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
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Second bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds can be joined for a Queen. Can add cot or crib.
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom open to bathroom.
  • Falcona has two bedrooms and one bathroom. A "Guest Room" can be added to the reservation to sleep two more guests.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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
Look up Monte Placido Vacation Home Rentals on the web and DOWNLOAD OUR DRIVING DIRECTIONS AND PICTURES. Do not depend on GPS in the Dominican Republic. Upon request we can have a meal waiting upon arrival so travel weary guest do not have to go back out again once they arrive. The meal needs to be reserved at least 24 hours in advance.


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Hilltop Gated Residence with Ocean View, Infinity pool, Nearby Beaches, Yoga
average rating of 4.848485 based on 66 reviews

Amazing hilltop paradise

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for peace and quiet with tropical beauty and found it at Monte Placido. The driveway is a world class hill climb for a 3 cylinder car (splurge for a 4 cylinder!) but its necessary to have the stunning views we enjoyed. It was a nice luxury to have a whole casa to ourselves - the Falcone - and we would request it again for the vistas from the balcony. Don and Diana are responsive hosts who managed to provide a great experience despite the local electric power company going bankrupt, leaving a good chunk of Samana without power for weeks. They were getting solar quotes when we left! Looking froward to a longer stay next year.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bruce for sharing your experrience with other. Re Electricity. It should be noted that we have a back up[ generator just in case. Also last week, the local elect company is back up and running but we are still going solar next week. Coming up, true it is a little steep but as all our guests mention well worth the climb to and enjoy the vistas from our little mountain top gated residence comprised of 6 very private rental homes that can accommodate from 2 up to 12 guests. We can offer from a studio apartment to a 6 bedroom home.
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Don and Diana are amazing people. Very open and friendly.

  • 5 of 5

Property is very clena, lovely to go with your family. The view over the mountain is just amazing. Definitely going back with my family

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Joyful Rejuvenation at Monte Placido

  • 5 of 5

What a view! This place is idyllic, a set of whimsical mountain cottages set discreetly in a lovely, lively garden; birds and blooms and butterflies abound. The owners have taken great care to honor the natural features of the hilltop; each of the terraces has a unique view, and each makes the most of Samana's gorgeous light. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed; inside and outside spaces are equally inviting.

Of special note is Shiva's Cave, an open yoga studio set into the hillside in what is still a natural cavern. This space, which can hold up to twenty-five practicing yoginis, is beautifully designed to allow a full view of the valley and the bay below. It's perfect for morning meditation, afternoon asanas, and sundown savasanas, a lovely spot from which to contemplate both earth and sky.

If you are visiting the Dominican Republic with aspirations to rest and rejuvenate, Monte Placido is just the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As our guest mentions MONTE PLACIDO residence is comprised of 6 rental very private homes that can accommodate from one, to two and up to 8 or more per unit. For events/groups we can welcome up to 25 guests. SHIVA'S CAVE is of course used for yoga retreats but also for special events and seminars...Please let us welcome you. Your hosts Diana and Don
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Top notch property with amazing views!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this location was amazing. The owners staff and everything I was able to do and experience on this trip to Monte Placido the best vacation I have taken in over 10 years. Would def go back. And I highly recommend this location for anyone no matter your past travel experiences. The area was completely safe and secure. One of the most beautiful location I've been to in the Dominican Republic.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a review should help any potential traveler having any hesitations. Moreover, MONTE PLACIDO VACATION RENTALS is honored to hold by far the highest number (last count 62) of 5 star reviews in the Dominican Republic in our price category. Over the last 5 years Diana , I and our staff have worked hard to make our 6 rental homes and services on MONTE PLACIDO the most hospitable as possible. We are looking forward to welcoming you. One last note, we also have AIRBNB " Super Host Status.
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Very special place

  • 4 of 5

This place was incredible. Unbelievable views from the house and the pool. The gardens were so beautifully landscaped and the house was unique and very comfortable. My husband was a little nervous about no air conditioning but there were constant breezes and the fans above the beds kept us cool at night. It got a bit hot in the house in the morning but it wasn't a big deal because we went to the pool or the beach. The hosts were very helpful and it was really nice to have our first meal prepared for us by Jeannette. Definitely stay here if you want a unique and totally different experience than the hotel environment. I will say if you're renting a car the road up to the property is quite steep and it was slippery when it was wet so an economy car might have had an issue going up it when the roads are wet. My 3 year old son loved the geese and turkeys on the property, the yoga cave and the pool were perfect for exploring. We were there in the off season so we had the place to ourselves. If felt like a private retreat. Simple yet lovely accommodations. I would totally stay again and recommend it to the adventure seeking, non-resort minded traveler

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Monte Placido is well worth a stay.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view from our gorgeous villa overlooking lush green hills and the ocean beyond. Very private villas, each with own view of the stunning scenery. The kitchen is well outfitted, the villa airy and spacious. The hosts Don and Diana were always attentive and ready to answer any questions or help out. Their two dogs Bingo and Jolie are sweet and always kept behind the fence. There are nice walks in the area, lots of interesting birds to sight, Las Terrenas is not far away by motoconcho. It is a lovely, safe, tasteful, interesting place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience for future guests. As mentioned, MONTE PLACIDO is comprised of 6 homes, each positioned and designed with privacy in mind. For the potential bird watchers , if you go to our website MONTE PLACIDO VACATION RENTALS see the tab dedicated to bird watching on our little mountain top that at last count by a botanist has 250 different type of plants and flowers that attract birds. Diana and I live on site and we are always happy to help out, share our experience and make sure our guests truly enjoy their stay with us and Samana peninsula. Last point brought up by our guests : LOGISTICS, for those that don't want to rent a vehicle we are conveniently positioned for guests to use local communal taxis and motorbike taxis to get around. See more on this subject on our website under FAQs MONTE PLACIDO VACATION RENTALS Don and Diana Your Hosts.
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
El Catey, AZS Samana . SDQ = 120km
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Many Bars-Restaurants-Discos in Las Terrenas
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Samana to Sabana del mar
Nearest Golf
72 Miles
Playa Grande 1h30 hour scenic drive
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
New highway # 7 Santo Domingo -2h30 scenic drive
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Las Terrenas (wide international choice )
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on the Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Children under 2 years that sleep in a crib are free. Over two years children are counted as adults.
We reserve the right to apply higher prices during Dominican extended 3 days week ends.
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.
Please note that higher daily rates may apply during extended 3 day extended Dominican Holidays. Yr 2016 = Monday 26 / Feb27 / April 3 / June 4 / Aug 16 / Sept 24

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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