Casa Phil is simply spectacular. It's like being home but away and much better. From the design to the comfort and the service is above what we've seen before. We've been renting vacation homes for the past 4 years and it was the first time in Las Terrenas. The closest beach, playa las ballenas, was really near by, maybe 3-4 minutes walking, as the house is located on a small hill surrounded by tropical plants. Philippe the house owner is a very nice person and helped us a lot in suggesting places to visit, restaurants to go to, help us arrange our transports. We definitely recommend Casa Phil if you are looking for relax with your family and friends (we have kids, age 2, 5, 10). The house has many nice things for childrens and many areas that allow parents to leave them securely playing with the sandbox or playstation for example while you relax near the pool. When the kids were asleep at night we loved spending time on the pool terrace that has a wonderful bar, lounge chairs and colored lighting. We hope to be able to come back.