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Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 3,843 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms&bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, sleeps 8 (+baby bed & queensize sofa)


Allure this modern full-of-comfort ocean view Caribbean’s property at the paradise of Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic, located in a private 24 hours surveillance residential area at the Bonita Village Residence, just 200 ft. away from Las Ballenas Beach, one of the finest beaches of the Caribbean, and only five minutes away from the most famous fine-dining restaurants, bars and dance clubs at the Fisherman’s Village (Pueblo de Los Pescadores); offering endless moments of fun, relaxing, and loving memories you’ll always remember.

The Bonita Village Residence is strategically located at the end of Las Ballenas Beach, connecting its surroundings to a wonderful preserved tropical-lush garden, with an ocean view swimming pool of 105ft., an extraordinary panoramic scenery of the mountains, and an enchanting river flow that kisses Las Ballenas Beach right across the entrance of this marvelous complex.


This elegant duplex has a total of 3,843 sq ft of interior space where every corner is decorated with impeccable taste, where you can find oak wood, Italian marble, and exquisite finishes that create a sublime atmosphere and a romantic mood. Just Relax and lay down on a modern chase long on a sunny day, or on a crispy sun set evening with a glass of wine or most traditional President’s beer, some feel good island music, fresh cut fruits, and enjoy the tranquility and serenity by the open sky terrace or just dip in for a private swim or more spa-feel like Jacuzzi at this fully furnished duplex.


Imagine the reliefs you will feel knowing you can have the same treats and all the services of a 5 stars hotel in your private duplex, definitely a benefit you cannot miss.

Enjoy your stay without worries because you can count on a concierge (to shop for groceries, make dinner reservations, book trips, help with luggage and more), security 24/7, cleaning daily services at no additional cost, and other amenities such as gym.

In addition we offer you other services for your convenience for an extra cost such as babysitter ($70 USD per day or $110 USD to sleep over), service of personal chef ($35 USD per meal).

Here you can require services you will not find in other place while you enjoy your stay at a cozy environment that is tangible, practical, affordable, safe and totally full of elegance and luxury.


Modern and contemporary decorated, beautifully furnished, and fully equipped.

All bedrooms have air conditioners, plasma TV, cable/ satellite, ceiling fan, Wi-Fi, home theater, safe box, etc....


• Master bedroom: King size bed, private bathroom and walk-in closet.

• 2 secondary bedrooms: Each with Queen Size bed, walk-in closets, private bathrooms, and garden view balcony. There is a sofa bed in one secondary bedroom.


• 2 rattan four place sofas and love chairs, antique wood center table, ceiling fan, radio, DVD, marble floors, all surrounded by glass doors that opens directly to the open sky terrace, ocean and tropical garden view.


• A unique 8 people dining room table made of river stone granite and oak chairs, lightened with a gorgeous chandelier for an enchanted family dinner.

• Guest’s half bathroom.


• High-end kitchen with pantry, breakfast area by the pool view, fully equipped with stove top, oven, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, blender, wine cellar.

• We propose a service of personal chef (US$35.00 per meal, groceries not included)


• Private exterior pool and Jacuzzi for children and adults, exterior shower and inside half bathroom all on the open sky terrace area.

• BBQ for fresh grilling.

• The residence also has an exterior 105ft swimming pool located at the garden facing Las Ballenas beach.


• Fully equipped gym on premises.


• Daily cleaning service and concierge services (such as grocery shopping, dinner reservations, book trips or activities, buy fresh fish by the beach, get the fresh cut fruit and vegetables, help with luggage or even buy candles and flowers- it’s all included at no additional cost.

• Equipped Laundry & service room.


• The property is located at a private gated residence with 24 hours surveillance.


• Taxi services to Airport and bus station are available at an additional charge to Samana, El Catey International Airport (AZS) only 25 minutes away, and Santo Domingo, Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) about 2 hours away using the new scenic Boulevard of the Americas highway.


Perfect to enjoy an intimate getaway for a couple looking for privacy and romance or experience an unforgettable honeymoon vacation. This package includes a complementary bottle of fine wine, a relaxing massage, a delicious cuisine made by a professional chef, and a bit of adventure with a 4 wheel available for a full day to ride along the beachside into Fisherman’s Village (Pueblo de los Pescadores).


This exclusive property was designed with the intention of perserving the essence of its surroundings by conserving the green areas and the salt river running water into the sea, tucked away in a secluded cove by las Ballenas Beach, this way we can offer our guests a unique and private outdoor place. Besides the beauty of las Ballenas Beach you will find other beaches to enjoy such as, Playa Bonita and Cosón

If a great first impression is what you are expecting, prepare to be amazed more than once. You will be dazzled from your first approach to arriving at our property’s area until settling in the inside of the duplex. In spite of the proximity to the life and movement of the Fisherman’s Village, you can also enjoy quiet moments and privacy due to its privileged location at the end of las Ballenas Beach. Once you go through the security access at the end of the road, arriving at the duplex you can appreciate the modern architecture of Villa Ribera Mar. Inside you will be able to examine every detail that defines this wonderful paradisiacal space, as well as the exclusive services that will make feel as if you were staying in a Boutique hotel. With beautiful views of the green areas and the beach, you will definitely live the best of both worlds.

More Details

Property Manager
Emma ORI
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

This place was a dream come true for our family. It's magical, quiet, close enough to everything, beautiful, tranquil, serene and relaxing. I'm not sure who loved it more, our toddlers or the grandparents. Luxury in the midst of an authentic Las Terrenas area with the perfect combination of amazing beach, private pool, larger pool, and lovely staff. Highly recommended.
Feb 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment on the Las Terrenas on the Samaná Province

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3843 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Pool's bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All of the bedrooms are equipped of dressing room, air condicioning and TV. 1 baby bed is avialable with no additional charge. Bed linens and towels are changed twice a week housecleaning: daily beds made and bathroom washed daily. The 3 bedrooms have mosquito nets on all windows.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The duplex has a total of 3,843 sq ft of interior space where every corner is decorated with impeccable taste, where you can find oak wood, italian marble, and exquisite finishes that create a sublime atmosphere and a romantic mood. The duplex has 3 lovely bedrooms, each one equipped with air conditioners, plasma TV, cable/satellite, ceiling fan, bathroom, walk-in closet and balcony. Also includes a fully equipped high-end kitchen (stovetop, oven, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, blender, wine cellar,etc). The rest of the duplex is fully equipped with cable/satellite, radio, DVD player and wifi, among others. It has a private gym, 2 fully furnished terraces of 765 sq ft with BBQ, private pool and jacuzzi.


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  • 5 of 5

After staying in Puerto Rico, Cuba and Martinica, this is by far our favorite vacation spot.

The ocean and beaches are beautiful, having an option of the pool is great also. Excellent restaurants, large grocery stores are great to have access to.

Stephanie is wonderful, very caring and attentive. Housekeeping services are also superb!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Getaway Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Family of 4 (2 toddlers aged 2 and 5) and 1 grandparent. This was our first time ever renting a vacation home and did not know what to expect.

This property, and more importantly, Stephanie and Danny completely met and exceeded our expectations.

The facility itself was exactly as described and shown on the pictures. Everyone had more than enough space to spread out and make use of the facilities without interfering with each other. Daily maid service was excellent and scheduled around us.

This property is well maintained and if we had any issue it was immediately addressed. The community pool was large and clean. Overall, a very well maintained gated community with 24hr security.

The location was great. Far enough from town to be quiet but easily accessible by ATV/Taxi if you wanted to explore. The beach was a 2 min walk from the property. It was not too rough or deep for our little ones to swim in. The beach sand was clean and well kept by the local beach bars/restuarants. Beach chairs were always available.

We initially scheduled Danny the chef for 4 nights and found that he was so great that we opted to eat in for 6 of our 7 nights. The food was delicious, fresh and made for our requested time.

Stephanie is another shinning gem. She ensured everything was seamless. (A private shuttle picked us up at the airport, our fridge was fully stocked with our requested grocery list, and any other needs during the trip (taxi's/excursions) were easily scheduled via text) She was always readily available without being intrusive.

This is truly way better than any all inclusive vacation I have been on. We definitely look forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house.

  • 5 of 5

House and service were amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Un sejour inoubliable

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un séjour inoubliable dans ce lieu paradisiaque.

La villa est magnifique, calme et dotée d une jolie vue. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié la grande terrasse très bien aménagée .

La décoration moderne de la Villa Riberamar est très raffinée et élégante.

Le personnel est efficace et très accueillant.

Nous avons eu le bonheur de goûter aux mets délicieux cuisinés par le Chef.

Merci à toute l'équipe de La villa pour ce petit coin de paradis.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I were fortunate to have stayed for 5 days at Ribera Mar in Las Terranas, an Emma ORI propert. We were personally welcomed by the staff and concierge Stephany. There are no words for how beautiful the house was. I fell in love with the staff but most of all Stephany. I never had an issue with getting in touch with her and she was "Johnny on the spot". Her spirit and smile were infectious!!!! The home itself was breath taking. I never slept so good as the beds were fabulous!!! Chef Danny was superb! We thoroughly enjoyed everything he cooked for us. And Franco, what a beautiful young man. Everyday I saw him he was all smiles and so appreciative. This experience was LIFE changing for me coming from the United States and seeing the culture of the Dominican Republic. From the taxi drivers to the locals, everyone seemed so happy and at peace. I came back home very thankful to God for his blessing and the opportunity to meet such wonderful people and to live like a Rock Star for a few days. To Emma, thank you for allowing us to stay in your property and all the accommodations you made for us. To Stephany, I love you!!! I pray to see you again. To Franco and chef Danny, you guys rock!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The villa was just like the pictures depicted.

  • 5 of 5

We flew into Santo Domingo and then took the two hour cab ride to Las Terranas. We were a little surprised by the lack of English speaking people. We knew very little Spanish besides what our 15 year old son learned the past two years in school. It was very much a challenge when first arriving and buying groceries or just trying to talk to the taxi driver.

We did utilize the chef for two dinners and it was very good. Just convenient that we didn't have to shop.

We did use the private pool which was nice but was covered over in shade by 3:00 which we would then move to the communIty pool or beach. The hot tub did not get very hot but when we complained about the problem they did tend to it although that was near the end of our stay and was still not very hot. There were also a lot of ants which I guess we expect being in that environment and the openness of the villa. We rented atvs and had a lot of fun.

It was a short walk to the beach which was very nice.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
El Catey (Samana) or Santo Domingo (95 miles)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Bd Turistico del Atlantico to El Catey&S.Domingo
Car: recommended

Villa Ribera Mar is located at Las Terrenas, a small fishing village of 11,000 residents on the Samaná Peninsula in the Dominican Republic. Best known for being one of the greatest spots of the Caribbean to vacation being far from mass tourism locations such as Punta Cana or Cancun. Many Dominicans, French, Italians, Germans, Canadians and Americans come here to vacation and stay for life, calling Las Terrenas their home. This is why you will find a friendly environment where locals, expatriates and tourists come together, as you will see their different influences through the cuisine and way of life. Enjoy many of these blending influences in the Fisherman’s Village just minutes away from the duplex.

Enjoy traditional local recipes and fresh seafood along with Dominican and French Haute cuisine while enjoying a peaceful view of the Caribbean ocean.


Set-up to go along the beach line on a four-wheel adventure, for fun, experimenting or do your town shopping, jug along the coast with the company of the sunset, swim the crystal fresh warm waters, lay for a sun tan or walk bare foot to massage your soles on the soft white sand beaches, play tennis, or do your own exercise routine on the private, fully equipped gym, right on premises.

* Do some adventurous donkey or horseback riding at the Salto Del Limon River and Waterfall.

* Whale watching in Samana Bay, (January-March)

* Sail in a catamaran for snorkeling and scuba diving.

* Sailing Club next to the complex (catamaran, windsurfing and kayaking)

* Explore the Islets, mangroves and caves in Los Haitises National Park.

* Sailboat rental (available to go with a crew)

* Eco tours by car, jeep or horse.

* Enjoy the area’s natural beauty by mountain biking.

* Boat tour to the tropical island of Cayo Levantado (Uplifted Cay)

* Surfing (September- November)

* Kite Surfing (December-September)

* Kid’s Club at Las Ballenas Beach.

* Playa Grande Golf Club at Cabrera near Rio San Juan (63 miles)

* Enjoy Beach Volleyball at Las Ballenas Beach.

* Play smart at the pool table located at the residence bar.

* Take dance lessons in town at the Latino Dance School.

* Spa treatment’s available at the Turkish Spa and Beauty Salon.

* Shop for souvenir and handcraft in town.

* Mini Golf’s available very close to Fisherman’s Village.

* Enjoy night life at the Fisherman’s Village.

You will find plenty of activities along with the option to savor an authentic experience at a place where you have the luxury to enjoy about 4 all shades of blue beaches (Playa Las Ballenas, Playa Coson, Playa Bonita, Playa Rincon and Punta Popy), and the all good river and mountain adventure.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

- Tariff is all included: charges, gas and electricity
- Daily cleaning is included (3 hours each day)
- Payable in US Dollars or its converted amount in EUR
- Tariff discounts beyond a week. Contact the owner for details

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.