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Emma ORI

Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

New Luxurious Penthouse With A Gorgeous Ocean View And Beachfront: A Real Dream

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Dominican Republic North Coast - Villa Ribera Mar

2 bedrooms & bathrooms, sleeps 6 (+baby bed & queensize sofa)


Open all your senses at this beautiful and modern ocean view Caribbean private residence 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 105 ft., 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 apartment has a total of 1,829 sq ft of interior space where every corner is impeccably decorated, in oak, Italian marble, and exquisite finishes that create a sublime atmosphere and a romantic mood. Just relax on a sunny day, or during a crisp evening at sunset with a glass of wine or our traditional Presidente beer, some feel-good island music, freshly cut tropical fruits, and enjoy the tranquility and serenity on the ocean view terrace equipped with a Jacuzzi and "picnic area " complete with BBQ for your enjoyment.


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 apartment, 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, safe box, etc....


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

• 1 secondary bedroom: Two Queen Size beds, walk-in closets, private bathroom.


• 2 rattan three place sofas and love chairs, beautiful center table, ceiling fan, radio, marble floors, all surrounded by glass doors that opens directly to the beautiful view of the moutains, ocean and tropical garden.


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


• High-end kitchen with pantry, fully equipped with stove top, oven, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, blender.

• We propose a service of personal chef (Traditional island meal US$35.00 per meal)


• Private exterior Jacuzzi for children and adults on the outdoor terrace area.

• BBQ for fresh grilling.

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


• 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 apartment. 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.

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Emma ORI (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian


based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

New Luxurious Penthouse With A Gorgeous Ocean View And Beachfront: A Real Dream
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Overall, a great stay. A few things to note for your trip

  • 5 of 5

Las Terrenes, the people, the beach, and the culture are amazing. This town is an untouched village that commercialism hasn't discovered. The condo was beautiful and kept extremely clean by the housekeeping staff. The chef was amazing, and the cost of his meal was less than when five of us went into town for dinner (and his meal was better). Overall, we will return to this condo and appreciate Stephanie and Emma answering all our questions before and during our trip.

Re: mosquitoes. I was concerned about Zika and the transmission by mosquitoes. There were no mosquito screens in the bathroom windows (I hope that is changed soon). The rest of the windows in the house are also without screens but that is because you have to open them to stay cool most of the day. The air conditioning units are in the 2 bedrooms and the only way to cool down the house is to close all the windows and wait for the air conditioners to cool the house-- this can take a while so plan ahead. Some nights we opted to open all the windows and keep the breeze coming in but that only works during the day, once nighttime hits the bugs will come in and gather around the lights. So, with the mosquito concerns, we either kept the lights completely off and chatted in the dark, or went into our rooms with the air conditioning.

There is coffee and filtered water supplied for the house. The kitchen was fully stocked, the grill had a full gas tank, and the view was incredible. They provided us extra beach towels without a fuss and we valued all the staff very much.

Overall, it was an enjoyable time and we thank everyone for their hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic and a wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I had a fantastic weekend in the Villa Rivera Mar Las Terrenas with my husband and daughter, the Penthouse was absolutely wonderful truly 5 star, we will come again for sure! Our host Stefanie was excellent as were all the staff which added to our great experience. Thank you Stephanie and all staff for making our short holiday fantastic :-) truly recommended!.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect! best place in Terrenas!

  • 5 of 5

-Georgette and Stephanie provide an excellent customer service and needless the mention the warm welcoming and all the top of the line service provided.

-The place: its def. the best place to stay in Terrenas (We have tried a lot of places in Terrenas and it doesn't get better than this one)... the location, accommodations, decor, safety, EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT, it's all you want from Terrenas in one location. We will definitely keep coming to this place!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome time, great place and great staff

  • 5 of 5

We booked a week long vacation with Emma at her Penthouse Villa on Playa Balenas in Las Terrenas. This was our first time in the DR and we were looking for a nice quiet, quaint getaway and this place was excellent. Booking and communication with Emma was smooth, she answered all our questions and provided lots of help. Stephany, our concierge/hostess, was fantastic, always super helpful and accessible. She went way out of her way to make us comfortable and pampered. She did everything from ensuring we had a meal at our late arrival, giving us a lift to grab groceries, arranging our chef meals, transportation, etc... authentic and so helpful. Franco and the rest of the staff were also extremely friendly and always helpful. We had Denny, the chef, prepare a few meals for us and I would highly recommend you do the same. His skewers and grilled prawns were awesome. The daily housekeeping was so nice to have and they did a great job.

The penthouse itself was a nice modern design. We used the rooftop deck a ton - great private space for listening to music, reading, lounging and hot-tubbing. Beds were comfortable and the AC in the bedrooms was very comfortable. The living/dining area has a wonderful wall of windows that completely open to face the ocean view and enjoy a nice cross breeze.

Thanks for a great stay! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we wished for!

  • 5 of 5

Our host and the entire team (cleaning, maintenance, the chef, etc.) were simply perfectly put together. Everything went so smooth from the day of our arrival, to the day that we left, and not a single detail wasn't thought about from our host's side. We felt that we were in good hands before we left Denmark for the Dominican Republic because of the communication back and forth between us and Emma (from France). She even called us a couple of times.

The description of the apartment was exact and I will go as far as to say, that it was more incredible in real life, than on the pictures. It was everything we had hoped for and more. The entire neighborhood was calm, quiet and very relaxing. We felt very safe - not only because of the guards protecting the area - but because the entire place/neighborhood was so calm and pleasant.

We spent most of our nights on the terrace (on top of the building) where we could enjoy the view, the stars and our dinner from the grill there to the sound of the ocean. The beach was simply fantastic with golden sand and clear turquoise water (if you walk a bit further down the beach).

Our host, Stephany, was simply fantastic! She was proactive, helpfull and was never more than a phonecall away. There wasn't a single thing she couldn't help us with. From daily groceries, to dry cleaning, to excursions - she took care of it all. Moreover, she and her team bought my girlfriend a gift on her birthday (while we were there) and they were all prepared to sing a birthday song to my girlfriend - but unfortunately, we had already left for the beach that morning :)

This was truly a vacation of our lifetime and has been the most relaxing two weeks of our lives. If you are looking for a romantic getaway at a beautiful scenery for your vacation, this is truly the spot.

On a scale from 1 - 10 I would give this team and apartment 10, hands down. Emma, Stephany, Franco and everyone else - thank you all, from the bottom of my heart. You were truly amazing!

We will definitely come back and spend more time in Las Terrenas, maybe for a special occasion, such as a wedding - who knows.

I will give anyone my warmest recommendation of this place and should you have any questions you are welcome to hit me up on face-book - "ardit.ferati"

Best regards,

Ardit Ferati,


  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

La villa est extraordinaire, tout est bien fait avec de beau matériel..

Le personnel est vraiment attentionné et très gentil.

L emplacement est extraodinaire par rapport a la station, suffisamment éloigné pour être au calme et assez proche pour profiter de tout.

Des vacances inoubliables et EXCEPTIONNELLES.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: 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 apartment.

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.

* 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.

* Tennis lessons from a professional instructor in the residence tennis court for RD$350.00

Dominican Pesos per hour (approximately US$9.00 or EU$7.00)

* 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

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Special Offer 10% off
1 May 2016 - 30 Jun 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late spring-early Summer
1 Jul 2016 - 19 Jul 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer Jul 20 - Aug 31
20 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall Special Offer 10% off
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Dec 1 - Dec 14
1 Dec 2016 - 14 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Pre Christmas Dec 15 - Dec 20
15 Dec 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas Holidays Dec21-Jan4
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment on the Dominican Republic North Coast, Dominican Republic

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • All of the bedrooms are equipped of dressing room, air conditioning and TV. 1 baby bed is available with no additional charge. Bed linens and towels are changed twice a week housecleaning: daily beds made and bathroom washed daily. The 2 bedrooms have mosquito nets on all windows.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The apartment has a total of 1,829 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 apartment entrance door leads you directly to the social area, kitchen and balcony with an amazing ocean view. Two bedrooms individually decorated and equipped with king size bed, air conditioning, cable television, ceiling fan, bathroom and closet. With plenty of open space of the residence you can experience a pleasant time with friends and family enjoying the tennis court or swimming pool at only 200 ft. away from Las Ballenas Beach, along with the residence restaurant. The apartment also includes a fully equipped high-end kitchen (stovetop, oven, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, blender,etc). The rest of the apartment is fully equipped with cable/satellite, radio, DVD player and wifi, among others.

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