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Monica Paiewonsky de Almanzar

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish

Villa Mo at El Portillo, Las Terrenas, Samana. Breathtaking Oceanfront Villa

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in La Iglesia - Villa Mo

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Come, enjoy and relax in this beautiful decorated open spaced ocean front Villa. Let yourself be delighted by its white sands and pristine clear water beaches, surrounded by tropical nature. Villa Mo at El Portillo is a family owned Villa with 3BR and 3.5 bathrooms, indoor living room, indoor and outdoor dining room, fully equipped kitchen, outdoor terrace, private pool, deck and patio, a two minute walk fom the beach. You can see and hear the ocean waves from all the bedrooms and bathrooms, from the terraces and kitchen. Villa Mo is located in a residential area (gated community) with a private security guard available 24/7, in Residencial El Portillo. Ideal for families or couples. Great spot for Kite Surfers, and an easy access to move around and vist our wonderful beaches nearby like Las Terrenas, Coson, Playa Bonita, Las Galeras, Playa Rincon, and other attractions like La Cascada del Limon (Limon Waterfalls), Zip Lines, Excursions to our Natural Park Los Haitises, and Whale watching (Jan-Apr). Many others.

We help you book your excursions and offer all the information needed thru our Local Guides.

La Bodega de Portillo is a small well supplied supermarket at walking distance from the Villa. It's a family owned business since 1953. This is a MUST if you are in the area. It avoids paying for a taxi or the hassle of Las Terrenas town by car. They deliver groceries to the Villa. Ask the housekeeper.

Our Villa:

Bedroom 1

2 Queen Beds, Bathroom, Walk-in Closet, 2 Ceiling Fans, Open Balcony 180 degree Ocean View, Air Conditioning

Bedroom 2

2 Queen Beds, Bathroom, Walk-in Closet, Air Conditioning, 2 Ceiling Fans, Ocean view

Bedroom 3- First Level

2 Queen Beds, Bathroom, Walk-in Closet, 2 Ceiling Fans, TV, Air Conditioning, Crib (Pack n' Play), Ocean view

Included in your Rate:

One or Two (2) maids for Housekeeping and Cooking depending on the amount of people from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm except on Sunday and their schedule is flexible according to your needs.


Taxi Service for Pick Up and Drop Off at Airports at your own expense.

El Catey International Airport, Samana – 30 minutes drive thru a new scenic toll road. One toll paid by guest.

Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo – 2 hr drive in a new road.

La Bodega de Portillo Minimarket (for groceries) – 200 mts Walking Distance with delivery to the Villa

Bike and 4 Wheel Rentals – in Las Terrenas, 4km away from the Villa

Las Terrenas Village – 4 kms (Where you can find Restaurants, Bars, Shopping, Banks, Churches, Supermarkets, Taxis)

Tours, Excursions and Car Rentals in Las Terrenas Village at market price.

Keywords: Villa

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Monica Paiewonsky de Almanzar (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish

About Monica Paiewonsky de Almanzar

DREAMS DO COME TRUE !!!! It was always our goal and dream to semi retire in this place we call PARADISE. After 30 years, it became a reality.

Monica Paiewonsky de Almanzar purchased this villa in 2010

Why Monica Paiewonsky de Almanzar chose Las Terrenas

This land was my grandfather's farm since 1937. My father, a agricultural engineer, came to live here as a newlywed in 1953. During my early chilhood years, my parents lived here, when there were no roads, electricity or water supply. We used to come here by boat from Puerto Plata (North part of Island) or crossing the mountains (in Samana) by horses, a 4-5 hours ride, a real challenge and experience for my older sisters and myself.. After going back to Puerto Plata for school, we always came back and spent all summers, and special occasions here. My most wonderful memories are of this place and I made my dream come true when it was the right time to build our house and live here all year round with my husband, our mother and daughter Shitzsu dogs, Ali and Gia, after my own children were grown up, independent and away from home. IT IS OUR REAL PARADISE ON EARTH.

What makes this villa unique

A very short walk- 1 minute - to a almost private beach

No crowds at any time

Fresh Seafood every day at our local Fish Market in Las Terrenas

Wonderful to relax

Very Tropical Landscape.

Need nightlife and other activities? Las Terrenas Village, 5 km away from the Villa, is a very unique, bohemian chic experience with a big mix of local Dominicans, Americans, French, Italian, Spanish, German and other Europeans living here full time, this makes the town of Las Terrenas an upscale Caribbean experience with amazing fine dining in wonderful restaurants along the coast, night clubs, bars and amazing bakeries where you can find very good fresh baked bread and pastries.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed for New Year's Eve with all the family. Enjoyed the wonderful beach and the wonderful place.

Muy agradecidos del personal en la Villa, sobretodo Yani.

Excelente Villa Mo.
Dec 2014
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Villa Mo at El Portillo, Las Terrenas, Samana. Breathtaking Oceanfront Villa
average rating of 4.98 based on 57 reviews

Amazing Place, Amazing Family Time

  • 5 of 5

First time staying at Villa Mo and it was the highlight of my Dominican Vacation. Let's start with the location of the villa as per my brother it takes 53 seconds to get to the beach (he recorded a video from the house to the beach). A great location only minutes from town. The owner and her beautiful dogs were there to welcome us and her staff was so amazing always making sure that we was happy at all time and cooking some amazing food. My family and I are going to come back soon to Villa Mo and would tell all of you guys out there to stay in this villa and see what I'm talking about.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Mo reveiw

  • 5 of 5

Amazing home with all the amenities that makes for a perfect, relaxing vacation. Our 2nd time to stay at Villa Mo and even better than the first time. We especially love the beach location and the pool. Its pure paradise! In the house, each room is decorated with love, care & design details that make you feel special throughout your entire stay. The staff at Villa Mo is top notch and makes everyone feel at home. Yanni is well organized and is a sensational cook! We enjoyed every meal she made and now it is back to diets for us all. Thank you Monica for opening your beautiful home to share with us!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I loved this house!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great home and a great location on the beach. The house isbuper. We loved so much!!!

They have a maid that cooks and clean for us every day, nothing better. We will be there next year for sure.

Ana Alvares

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house near beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing house! Big, clean, and nicely decorated.

Monica was super friendly and helpful. She arranged tours for us and drove us to places including a fish market on a beach. The fish and shrimp we bought were so good!

I would love to go back there someday.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful and overall perfect

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house lies perfectly situated in the safe and enclosed compound of El Portillo. Waking up here and looking out of the window to see a beautiful an pristine Beach was a pleasure everyday of our stay. The house was very clean and decorated very tastefully in a Caribbean-island-style, it mixes perfectly modern amenities with a traditional style. The staff was always helpful and ready to fulfill all our wishes.

The close, but not too close, distance to the town of Las Terrenas allowed us also to enjoy its charm to the fullest.

Our stay was wonderful and very enjoyable, would definitely stay at Villa Mo next time we are in Samana, and would certainly recommend it to all my friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional experience and hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We travel regularly to the Dominican Republic and for the last few years have established a tradition of renting a Condo or Villa with my family once or twice a year. We have stayed in vacation rentals in Cabarete, Punta Cana and Las Terrenas many times. Las Terrenas has become our favourite place in the Caribbean and this past January we again reserved a 3 week stay, this time at Villa Mo. Villa Mo has been our best Villa rental experience to date and we have already made plans to return.

Villa Mo is special for a number or reasons. The location is wonderful, just a short barefoot walk across a lawn to a stunning beach. The house itself is very well kept and large and features a great and nicely furnished out door living room (no walls and open to the breeze). The kitchen is well equipped in more than one sense as well! Yanni, the cook that works at Villa Mo is a wonderful person and really does a great job behind the stoves. Her skills are also very much enhanced by the gracious, generous of her time and utterly hospitable owner of Villa Mo named Monica (along with her husband Cuqui) who helps map out menus for the week and provides useful tips on where to provision all the best ingredients. Every week we made a habit of going to the fish market with Yanni at least twice and we enjoyed fresh Ceviche, fish and seafood and other local specialities prepared at home that were frankly better than what we could eat in most of the local restaurants. This is a significant compliment as there are some really good restaurants in Las Terrenas.

In summary, Villa Mo provides splendid hospitality and attention to the most important details that are often missing in vacation rentals. And this is only enhanced by the fact that it is lovely well run house overall in an equally lovely location! We look forward to our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
El Catey International in Samana
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
El Mosquito Bar
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Las Tres Carabelas
Nearest Beach
0.06 Miles
El Portillo Beach
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in La Iglesia, Dominican Republic North Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low Season
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall/Pre Winter
8 Nov 2016 - 8 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
14 Dec 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
New Years
22 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
5 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Easter Week
8 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £76
Refundable Damage Deposit £380

We have a short term rental agreement with all details, cancellation policy, reservation deposit and damage deposit that needs to be fill when booking the Villa for a week or more.
Our rate changes according to the number of people in party..When is "full house"= 12 people. Ask owner.
Our rate is the same all year round except from Dec 15th to Jan 15th and Easter Week.
Monthly Rate only during May, September and October.
Check in is at 3-4 pm
Check out is 11 am-Noon

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in La Iglesia in Dominican Republic North Coast

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1- Downstairs - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2- Upstairs - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3- Upstairs with Balcony - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (6), Baby Crib (1) Graco All bedrooms have air conditioning, 2 fans, bathroom and walk in closet.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We can provide groceries to our guests at your own expense. The housekeeper/cook is a wonderful easy going person and can cook for you. We provide a written menu with dishes she makes really well and you can choose from there. Guests usually send a list of groceries they would like to have upon arrival and I buy them for you. Payment is done against invoices. This service is free. It keeps me busy and I enjoy doing this for all my guests. A meal can be ready the day of arrival..we get in touch via email, and I will offer you what we can have prepared for you. Our housekeeper/maid comes in everyday from 8 am to 4-5 pm. She cleans the Villa, can cook and do your laundry.

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