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5* Luxury Beach View Penthouse w/ private Jacuzzi

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,829 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

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 penthouse 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.


• 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 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Emma ORI
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
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
  • 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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5* Luxury Beach View Penthouse w/ private Jacuzzi
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews

Beautiful property, exactly as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

beautiful, well-appointed condo. Playa Ballenas was about a two-minute walk and was pleasantly uncrowded with nice sand, warm water, and food and drink service from the small cafe across the road - ideal. Everything worked as expected - kitchen was well-equipped, A/C in th bedrooms worked great, bathrooms and bedrooms were very nice. Did a good amount of cooking (didn’t try the “House chef”) and had everything we needed. Stephanie, Tony and Franco were all very helpful and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pure paradise - a must for your bucket list!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved it! We spent 7 glorious days in this gorgeous property's luxury penthouse with every amenity you could possibly need at your fingertips. The penthouse is clean, well maintained and beautifully decorated with stunning views of the ocean. The view from the villa and the roof top with a private hot tub is one of the most beautiful that we have ever seen. And Stephany the coordinator was absolutely amazing! She is friendly, helpful, knows the area well and offers up great tips on places to eat (La Thalassa and Pizzeria Italiano de Diego were favourites) and things to do. Stephany truly made our holiday very memorable and unique. Gracias!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying thank you to all the people that make our stay unforgettable and always leaving us with the desire of going back. Emma, always try to accommodate me with the availability and keeping a constant communication. Stephanie, always available for whatever we need and making sure we spent a pleasant vacation. Franco, is very attentive and always available if you need him and never upset or angry, always smiling. Maribel and the maintenance crew always making sure that our place is spotless. We always have clean towels, never run out of drinking water, toilet paper or hand/dishwasher soap. Pool always clean and whenever it had tree leaves, Franco will bring the nest and clean it. They have ATV’s available for rent, which is very convenient if have to go out to the town and you don’t want to drive your rental vehicle as the streets are a little narrow in certain areas and that's where the ATV’s comes handy. We use the chef in our first trip to Ribera Mar and it was outstanding, but we decided to go to the supermercado Pola and buy groceries instead. You should to go to Las Palmeras Restaurante and ask for Rene (Owner), to make the story short this was our second time in Ribera Mar and we ate everyday in Las Palmeras, because we were treated like family and food is delicious. Tell Rene that Carlos send you and that you want to try the “CHUPITOS” and the “CHILLO AL COCO” you will not be disappointed. Don’t get me wrong the cost of the chef is not bad, because he/she will cook 3 meals for you for a reasonable price, except you have to buy the food he will cook for you.

You should book a ZipLine adventure and you will not regret it.

Security is paramount to me and my family, and Bonita Village is a very secure place. There are armed security guards all around the perimeter of the village from the main gate to the community pool. We felt very secure in the village. Keep in mind that if security guard doesn’t have your name or your visitors on his list, you are not getting inside the village.

To conclude, I would like to see privacy glass and window screen in all the bathrooms, because we stayed on the Duplex and the Penthouse and there was none. Also, update some cooking equipment such as pans, coffee maker and utensils. Maybe a washer and dryer, instead of washer only. Add the TV that was on the Penthouse living room, like it was the first time.


  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

I have been to the Dominican Republic several times and this was an unforgettable trip. Everyone is very kind. Emma helped me throughout the planning of the stay by answering all my questions quickly. Michael was very helpful when we arrived to the villa. He was always available when we called or needed help. The view is beautiful, everything was very clean and spacious. No complaints and will most likely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

The unit was very comfortable, beautiful location and great service from housekeeping and cleaners. Didn't have a BBQ brush but there was a guy for that , who just came up and washed and scrubbed the grill without asking. Only complaints which were minor, was the single electrical outlet in the kitchen and the "cheesy" plastic cheese grater that broke, otherwise fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Property, Top-notch Service

  • 5 of 5

4 adults stayed in the property for 8 nights the beginning of April. Our favorite part about the property was the location. It was at the end of the beach. Traffic was very light and the beach was our favorite that we visited. There were not many seaweed or rocks in the ocean at this location and the restaurant, Solymar, had wonderful service! I would highly suggest the grocery delivery as well as hiring the chef on the first night (at least). He prepared breaded calamari (holy cow, so good), snapper, potatoes and vegetables. It was all delicious and provided leftover fish for a couple additional meals. In addition, we had our concierge, Michael, set up massages while we were in town. The massages were refreshing and they offered couple’s massages. Michael always responded in a very timely manner. He setup most of our taxi rides and used the same driver. It was nice to be able to get to know and trust the driver. It made us feel very safe. The bedroom ACs were phenomenal! And that view, stunning!

Emma is very responsive and was able to provide answers to our many questions. This was the first time we have stayed at a VRBO property, and now it won’t be the last!

I would recommend bringing an English to Spanish book if you do not speak Spanish. Michael and Emma speak English, but the majority of people in the town do not. As mentioned in a previous review, there are no screens on the very large windows in the living room/kitchen. I would suggest closing the windows before it gets dark to prevent any bugs from flying in. Download WhatsApp if you don’t have an iPhone or bring a prepaid phone. The only issue we ran across was when we were picked up from SDQ for the 2 hour drive. With 4 adults, the car was not big enough for us and our luggage. We all squeezed in and made the best of it, but I would remind them that you will need a van vs a car for pickup. The property itself does not have chairs on the beach, but if you plan on eating lunch and purchasing some beverages you can sit in the chairs at SolyMar; otherwise, just a little bit further down there are chairs for the public. We REALLY enjoyed hanging out at SolyMar for our beach days. Between convenience and service, it is a must.

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and the residence, service, and location really added to all the perks of Las Terrenas. I would highly, highly suggest it.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 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 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

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.

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