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CASA PHIL - Ocean View Modern, Contemporary Luxury - Walk to the beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 7,534 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Ocean View, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms

Caribbean luxury awaits you at Casa Phil, where modern European design is customized into an idyllic oasis. Whether you are lounging by the infinity pool or taking in the breathtaking views of the ocean, relaxation abounds.

Perched atop the exclusive Loma Bonita, the only hill in front of the ocean in Las Terrenas, the family-friendly villa comfortably sleeps ten. Amenities like Wi-Fi, filtered water, HD satellite TV and surround sound ensure that you will be kicking back in the highest comfort. All of the bedrooms boast air conditioning, private bathrooms with bathroom amenities and well-appointed furnishings that mix antique with modern for an eclectic, stylized feel.

In addition to a 24-hour guard, daily cleaning services, and laundry twice a week, all breakfasts and lunches are prepared for you during your stay and are included, making your vacation a REAL vacation!

The contemporary kitchen is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, including a 'Ilve' 4 burner with grill; dishwasher; and a filtered water and ice dispensing refrigerator. Aesthetic touches like an apron sink or marbola countertops add to the sleek, urban theme. The versatile kitchen is fully-functional, at ease hosting large parties or preparing intimate, gourmet meals.

In one of the many outdoor spaces, hand-wrought metal work and stone tiles surround the Balinese-style infinity pool and heated jacuzzi. Coupled with jaw-dropping views of the Atlantic, this terrace is perfect for daytime lounging. A full bar and outdoor grill help transition the space for night time entertainment.

Casa Phil is a three-minute walk from the beach, located in the quiet, exclusive neighborhood of Loma Bonita. A five-minute drive to the city center, there are a few bars and restaurants within walking distance if you would prefer to stay close to home.

A mobile phone with a local SIM card is available up on request, and all outlets are fitted for both American 110v and European 220v electronics.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Raul

I'm born and grew up in Italy. I lived in many countries, from Varese in Italy to New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona and finally now in Las Terrenas. I'm an environmental engineer graduated from NYU Polytechnic University in NYC and the University of Pavia in Italy. My passions: my son, dune buggies (that I build, sell and rent: contact me if you wish to have one during your stay) and surfing.

Raul purchased this villa in 2011

Why Raul chose Las Terrenas

If you've never been to Las Terrenas before it might be difficult to explain this but this town is a unique place on earth, where sometimes time seems to stop and all the issues that make your daily life dissipate and to start living in harmony with nature and the elements surrounding you. I discovered Las Terrenas thanks to my mom in 2003 and then during a vacation here I had the opportunity to purchase a plot of land and this is how the story began...

What makes this villa unique

Casa Phil is a dream house. It was built with care, love and sacrifice. We built it for our family and hence looked and though of all details during the planning and building process.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Casa Phil sits high on a point between playa Ballenas and playas Perdida /Bonita. To us this is the best location in the area, because it is close and easy to walk along the beach or road to the main town of Las Terrenas and its many restaurants (and easy to get a taxi back). But it is also very private and quiet if you want to feel you have gotten away from it all. The more pristine beach of Playa Bonita is a 15 minute walk through a jungle trail (Victor showed us the way). The house is modern, sleek and luxurious and the pictures on tripadvisor do not do justice to the view. There are large porches and open areas on 3 levels and gorgeous views from all. We kept the house open all day, but it always stayed cool from the ocean breeze. And we never had a problem with mosquitos! It is easy to book the excursions from here with Flora Tours (nice trip to the national park!) because they will pick you up from the house. One of the very best things about the house is the staff! Victor did all of the grocery shopping and even bought fresh fish on the beach and cleaned the fish for our dinner. Andrea is amazing! She made us fabulous breakfasts every day (omelletes, pancakes, bacon) that we ate in the al fresco dining room with the best view in town. Sometimes we ate lunch in and dinner out, and sometimes we chose to eat lunch out and dinner in (for a small fee), which was wonderful after a long day at the beach. And at the perfect time in the afternoon she would ask, "piña coladas?" She would make up a batch in the blender with fresh pineapples. Overall everything was perfect and Philippe always available to help with anything. We wouldn't stay any where else!
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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:
  • 7534 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    2nd Master Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Living Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Swimming Pool - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom Suite (Ocean View) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Storage area, master shower suite w. 2 basins & separate WC
    2nd Master Bedroom Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Is located on the main floor with large built in wardrobes
    Guests Bedroom Suite (Ocean View) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can also be setup with 2 single beds instead.
    Children Bedroom Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot , King bed can be setup to make 2 singles. Baby crib available
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • forests
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • 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
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Breakfast and lunch are cooked by the housekeeper. Catering and chef are available upon request. Tons of other services from concierge to VIP pick-up at the airport, private boat are available...just ask


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CASA PHIL - Ocean View Modern, Contemporary Luxury - Walk to the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews

Très belle semaine de vacance.

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très beau séjour à la Casa Phil (3 enfants et 5 adultes). Toutes les commodités sont très bien décrites et représentées par les diverses photos retrouvées sur le site. Andrea s'occupait de nos déjeuners et diners et nous n'avions que l'embarras du choix. (Le jus frais au fruit de la passion était un véritable délice!...et que dire des Pina Coladas en fin d'après-midi...tout simplement extraordinaires!). La villa est à 5 minutes de la plage et nous avions loué un véhicule pour aller à la plage Coson et à la plage Bonita. Quelles belles plages et il n'y avait pas beaucoup de gens; pourtant la température était au rendez-vous, 31 degrés, et pas une seule goutte de pluie pendant 9 jours! Le restaurant 18 de Las Terrenas fut notre coup de coeur pour la bouffe à l'extérieur de la villa. Sans hésitations, nous retournerions à la Casa Phil pour un séjour en République Dominicaine. Véritablement un séjour inoubliable!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 spent a fabulous week at Casa Phil just before Christmas. Andrea and Victor were wonderful and helpful. Andrea's cooking was delicious. We rented 3 scooters for our stay which was perfect for getting out and about even though we could have easily walked to the beach. Our kids (late 20s) all surfed and we took a catamaran out sailing for a few hours. What we really enjoyed was relaxing at the house, playing pool, cards, swimming or lounging in the hot tub. It was a perfect vacation! We hope to return. We highly recommend Casa Phil!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property

  • 5 of 5

Spent 5 days at this very nice, big house. Staff members Andrea and Victor were excellent. And Lorenzo, the driver, was also very nice and a very safe driver.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Daynel, for your review and nice words. I look forward to seeing you soon at Casa Phil. Warm Regards Philippe
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Casa Phil is amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a long weekend at Casa Phil in Las Terrenas with 8 of my girlfriends and it was the perfect girlfriend trip house. The house was beautiful with amazing views of the ocean and surrounding hills. Our drive from Santo Domingo was late, so we arrived late and Andrea and Victor were there to greet us. The rooms were wonderful and the beds were heavenly. Every day we woke up to a delicious breakfast. It rained a lot, so we did not get to do any of the excursions we wanted which was a bummer. The beach was only a 5 min walk away, beautiful sands and clear blue water!! The pool at the house was great and the hot tub was wonderful after getting soaked in the cold rain at the beach. The restaurants in the town of Las Terrenas were great, we had delicious pizza and wonderful mojitos. I would love to come back with more sun!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Juliana, it was a pleasure to have you at Casa Phil and thank you very much for this review. I look forward to seeing you again next year. Warm Regards Philippe
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Fantastic Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a very memorable and exceptional vacation, for the most part due to the exceptional Casa Phil and the service we received. My wife an I visit the Caribbean every year in a different location because we feel like we have not quite found that "one place" we would want to return to.......I think we have found it. The house is immaculate, and the house staff are outstanding. We can't thank you enough for a wonderful time...hopefully see you next year!!!!! For those that are considering visiting Las Terrenas...I HIGHLY recommend this lovely, safe, fun little town.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dave for your review. We feel proud to be your 'one place' as we feel rewarded in all the efforts we put in to make Casa Phil exceptional and above average. See you soon. Warm Regards Philippe
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Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

Could not have had a better time. Andrea and Victor, who work at the house, will make you feel like family. You can contact Philippe about anything and he will take care of any needs you might have. Great value! The house is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I look forward to see you soon at Casa Phil. Warm regards Philippe
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Samana (AZS)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Playa Las Ballenas

About las terrenas

Anywhere you look, one beach is more beautiful than the next one. Playa cosón heads up the list with its turquoise, pristine waters and its three miles of white sand shore. You can actually walk along the sea from the end of playa cosón to playa la bonita (which literally means the beautiful beach,) then playa escondida; cross the hill and you are in playa las ballenas (just nearby Casa Phil), playa punta popi and playa portillo. Over ten miles of a continuous incredible paradise ready for you to discover.

Watch the whale!

Whale watching in the bay of samaná will be one of the highlights of your visit. Between the months of january to march, humpback whales come from distant oceans to the waters of samaná to perform their courting songs and impress us with fascinating shows of flippering and jumping. These whales have chosen our area to mate and come back every year with their newborns and male companions to start anew their cycle of life.

Excursions and day trips

Whether on a horse, on an atv, by car or on a boat, there are wonderful excursions and day trips you can enjoy in the area. From el salto de el limón - el limón falls, fishing trips, snorkeling and scuba diving, or just a walking tour of las terrenas, your days can be filled with activity and emotions. Zip-lining and eco tours through this wonderful tropical forests are an incomparable adventure and a total must. My dear friend Francis is the captain of the 45ft catamaran named 'Califa' and you may contact him for a day trip in the Samana bay to the beautiful 'Cayo Levantado' island (my favorite hang out for snorkeling) or to the 'Haites' national park.

Fine dining and wining in las terrrenas

If you just want to sit back and and enjoy fine drinking and dining, las terrenas and samaná offer you a wide range of international restaurants. From mexican fajitas to an ukranian borscht to a french ratatouille, the cosmopolitan flavor of this town is reflected not only in its population but also in its cuisine. A café au lait and a croissant for breakfast, a cuban sandwich and a mojito for lunch and a paella for dinner is not an unthinkable menu in your culinary journey of las terrenas and samaná. Our favorite hangouts in town (and defenitely 'must do' during your stay) are the 'spoon beach restaurant bar' just 1 minute walk for casa phil owned by willy a cooking gem in town, 'le tre caravelle' owned by the friendly simone for a refined italian fish based dinner (don't leave without trying the risotto tre caravelle), 'la serviette' if you crave for modern french caribbean cuisine, 'la salsa' in the 'fisherman's village with the best price/quality 200 pesos mid day menu.

Sports events and sport tours

Nothing prevents you from continuing practicing your favorite sports and keeping in shape while vacationing in las terrenas or samaná. You can even participate in a 10k road race, a cross country run, a mountain bike competition, sailing, going to a gym, swimming, kite surfing and surfing in our beaches. There are annual events such as las terrenas 10k and the cross country @ playa morón which are internationally accredited athletic events which promote our area as a main sport tourism destination in the dominican republic. If you are into surfing or have always wanted to try it, here is you chance, visit 'nalu surfshop' owned by my friend and surf instructor william.

Nightlife in las terrenas

Certainly, one of the most popular social activities for entertainment in las terrenas, dancing and 'clubbing' is a favorite for both national and international tourists visiting the area. Our 'fisherman's village' is a popular spot concentrating most of the discos and bars in las terrenas, but it is not the only area where to have fun. Nightlife is vibrant in this town offering a new world for the visitors to discover. My favorite's hangouts in the 'fisherman's village' are the replay with Nicholas and Enzo for a mix of contemporary and latin music often animated by one of the local dance schools (to practice your bachata and salsa moves), gaia disco owned by sergio our neighbour on loma bonita.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season Spring 2018
22 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
Low Season Spring 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
High Season Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 16 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
Precio por noche
17 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season Summer 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
Low season fall 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Deductible deposit £179.35

Rates incl. daily maid service, gardener, 24/7 night guardians, pool attendant, on-site manager. House, swimming pool and beach towels are included.

Towel changes mid and end week, sheets end week. Extra towel/sheet changes, professional chef, baby-sitting, personal laundry can be arranged at a modest fee.

Gourmet quality breakfast & lunch are prepared by our amazing housekeeper and is included. You only pay for the grocery and beverages. Dinner service is available upon request for an additional cost of 20$ per night.

Electricity and gas consumption are charged separate and a deposit of 250$ is required prior to check-in to be used to deduct the electric and gas consumption and the left over returned.

3 payment options are offered:
Credit card thru Homeaway: 3.5% fee
Transfer to US bank account :100$ fee
Transfer to DR bank account : no fee

59$ Damage insurance offered by www.vacationprotection.com is to be purchased by guest prior to check-in

As of February 2016 Homeaway/VRBO is charging a service fee to renters. If you wish to avoid that fee and for correct rating of the period you are interested in please contact us directly at: www.casaphil.com.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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