2 Bed/2 Bath. Sleeps 6. Luxury Apt in Playa Bonita Beach Residences
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About Mauray Campagna
My name is Mauray Campagna. I was born and raised in Southern California. I was an executive in the Los Angeles advertising world for over 30 years and then began my own business designing and manufacturing product packaging and displays. I love to travel, meet people, and share experiences. . I am an avid yogi. I have two children Alena who is is TV producer and my son Mario is studying law and works as a bartender for private and live events. I am currently building a yoga retreat center here, called Yoga Life Villa, a sanctuary for personal transformation. Grand opening 2020. Our family loves Las Terrenas and Playa Bonita Beach Residence. It is truly paradise! I visit here many times a year.
Mauray Campagna purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why Mauray Campagna chose Las Terrenas
I bought this property in Playa Bonita Beach Residence for the location, quality of construction, amenities, 24/7 security and the BEACH! This Caribbean island is full of opportunity. You can be who you want here. Low density housing, latest infostructure, high speed internet and great places to eat. Beaches are uncrowded, clean, safe and beautiful. Playa Bonita is one of the most beautiful beaches in all of the Dominican Republic. People are friendly, helpful and supportive. This once small fishing village is a blend of European's culture including French, Italian, German, British, Dominican and a few Americans. The language spoken here is Spanish, but most understand English. No worries. You can use Dominican pesos or American dollars, Every restaurant is excellent with a variety of dishes from all over the world. Many of the chefs are here from Paris and New York. You can walk along the beaches to explore beach bars and restaurants sunsets, sunrises, quiet surf and the solitude. If you want to cool off while at a beach bar or restaurant, just walk a few short steps to the beach, take a swim then back to you chair! Casual/quality lifestyle and relax atmosphere all at the same time.
What makes this Apartment unique
Casa Mario is a 1300 square feet apt with a beautiful view of pool and palm trees. Great breeze from kitchen window through sliding glass doors to the outdoor patio area for dining. Playa Bonita Beach Residence has 24/7 security with many watchman covering the grounds. Clean and safe with uncrowded beaches. Several other beaches in Las Terrenas; Punta Poppy, Las Terrenas, Las Ballenas, and El Portillo. Great restaurants, warm breezes, tropical atmoshere. Friendly people, food and drinks are inexpensive. 2 Grocery stores, Super Pola and French Market. French Bakery and German Deli. Brand new medical clinic 5 minutes away. Many water sports to enjoy; kite surfing, snorkeling, deep sea diving, boating, swimming, surfing, kayaks You can exchange money at banks in Las Terrenas or an exchange center. Best way to get around is by motorcycles, ATV or car. You can catch a ride on back of motorcycle into town for 100 pesos or $2 US dollars! ATV rentals are approx $50 a day, small car $40 a day with insurance. Ride the Dominican bus one way to Santo Domingo for $8. Or private car $200.00 each way. Lots to do or not, just relax with no worries
Minimum age of primary renter:25
No loud music
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Beautiful beach and modern residencies
Cocos building, where we reserved 2 br apartment, is the farthest from the beach and closest to the road. The walk to the beach is about 10 minutes on unfinished road with construction dust. Luckily, the owner had another apartment on the beachfront, and last 2 days we stayed there. Completely different experience: upscale decor, beach proximity, everything nice and very pleasant. Highly recommend to spend a little more and book the apartment in one of the beach front buildings. The only suggestion is to install mosquito nets on windows.
Playa Bonita - thats what it is
What you see is what you get. Very helpful and nice staff. Great owner. Perfect flat and surrounding. Go for it! Aloha from Switzerland. :–)
Thank you Marquitto!
So happy you had a wonderful experience. Playa Bonita Beach residence is the best kept secret on the
Samana peninsula. We look forward to your return!
The beach is awesome and the unit is exactly as advertised
We loved our stay at casa Mario. The beach is seconds away by foot and is just gorgeous and has awesome body surfing waves most of the time - so fun for the family! Mauray was great to work with as was Daniel the property manager. We speak zero (we thought some but trying to actually communicate...) Spanish and Daniel had us text him anytime we needed anything. Super nice and helpful. We really felt like we had an ally to help with whatever we needed. The only thing that would have made our stay better/easier is a convenience store onsite and beach toys. If you fly into Santo Domingo buy boogie boards etc there. You can get beach balls and floats at the super polla grocery in las Terrenas but we didn’t see boogie boards to buy only to rent for $5 ea for an hour at the surf shop on Playa Bonita. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!
Thank you Deborah! Come back soon!
I live in the DR and have been travelling a lot and that is by far the best appartment I have rented. congratulations for the decoration! super clean! beautiful beach..I would suggest to go where the lounge chairs are to the right of the beach. nice pool in front, and larger pool at 2 mn.
immediate service for keys... very helpful owner... I absolutely loved our stay! thank you Mauray!
Thank you Christine for your fantastic review! Yes, Jackie Schickendanz, owner of Tropical Decor Solutions is amazing! as well as Bea and Daniel from Bea Location.
Sooo happy you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to your return.
Wonderful property, car not necessary
My husband and I stayed 7 days at this property that came as promised. We took a cab from the airport 30 minutes away, were welcomed by a property manager and showed around. The 2-bedroom unit was perfect for our needs, was well equipped, clean, bright, had great a/c units in each bedroom, ceiling fans in each room, really comfortable beds, linens, was well decorated and located in a great location, close to the beach and a 20 minute bike ride to the town of Las Terrenas. The condo was located in a secured and gated complex with a community of friendly employees (gardeners, maintenance staff, security, property managers, housekeepers, bartender) with access to beach front, two separate pools, pool side bar, lounge chairs, tennis court and bicycles to ride around the complex. The complex included a lagoon and horses near by which we were able to get up close to. My husband and I felt safe and we had no problems asking any of the staff for assistance with any issue. The beach front was clean and had lots of shady areas with a fantastic view, a walking path about 2 km long around the bay and a few good restaurants. We rode into town several times by hiring drivers on motorcycles which were always available wherever we went for the equivalent of $2 U.S dollars. We acquired some bikes to rent and rode them into town daily to get groceries at the new Super Pola supermarket. The store was well equipped with everything you could possibly need. It was an ideal home away from home.
WOW! Thanks for your wonderful review. Playa Bonita beach residence is a new development that promises to be one of the best resorts in las terrenas. I am glad you were able to discover this beautiful area, feel safe and enjoy.
We look forward to your return!
Wonderfull apartment near the beach
Rented this 2 bedroom apartment for a Family of four for 6 days. Mauray, was very helpful at getting us connected with the right people within this gated complex and Staff did everything to make sure they accommodated our needs.
Despite Tennis court that could use a bit of maintenance Los Cocos has all the amenities to make your stay safe and enjoyable. The beach pool and bar facing the Ocean is a great asset. Hotel Acaya next door also a great place for lunch by the beach. In order to get to town or some of the other wonderful beaches Las Terrenas offers, you will need a car or can opt for taxi which are also reliable.
Thank you for your great review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will have management take a look at the tennis courts and make any repairs needed, The rains have been intense this year and maintenance has been challenged.
Check out HGTV Carribean Life, "Peace in Las Terrenas". It just aired last Sunday. The episode was about me coming to the Dominican Republic in search of a new life and Casa Mario was my choice.
After the first of the year I will have another new apt ready to rent in the same Playa Bonita Beach residence, Los Delfines. Its a larger 2 bed 2 1/2 bath apartment with an awesome beach view and only steps away from the beach!
How you come back soon!
The Resort: Paradise found at Playa Bonita Beach Residences. This new luxury beach resort consists of 400,000 sq meters of lush landscaping, lakes, helicopter pad, 24/7 security, Olympic size infinity pool, children's pool, jacuzzi, Bar/clubhouse and tennis courts. Staying at this resort gives you access to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic, Playa Bonita beach, uncrowded, crystal clear turquoise water, white sand like talcum powder, clean and safe. Enjoy walks along the beach where you can discover several close by beach restaurants, Carolina Surf school, beach rentals and massage.
Just 2 miles away in the town of Las Terrenas, you can choose from a host of Cosmopolitan restaurants, French, Italian, German, Dominican and American cuisine many prepared by chefs from Paris and New York. Plenty of fresh fish caught daily. Casa Azul, best pizza! Socialize with locals from all over the world in this European town.
Experience many eco-adventures like the famous waterfall cascade of El Limon, Humpback whales in Samana Bay, Los Haites National Park, Cayo Levantado (bacardi Island), Playa Rincon, Las Galeras, Zipline in Playa Valle and a variety of ocean activities like snorkeling, deep sea diving, kayaks, swimming and surfing.
Fly into Samana International airport El Catay (AZS) which is 12 miles away from Playa Bonita Beach Residence or Santo Domingo International Airport (aeropuerto Internacional del las Americas). SDQ is approx a two hour drive on a new highway. We can arrange your transportation from either airport as well as make reservations for ATV, motorcycle or car rentals. Electricity is an additional charge. Meter will be read prior to your arrival and read upon your departure. Payment will be due at that time