This is one location for a family vacation that exceeds all the rest in so many ways. First, the location in the Las Terrenas is ideal with beautiful beaches and a cute town with shopping and restaurants. The Casa is located nearby in an up-scale gated community. Now for the Casa – just breathtaking. The view from the entrance out to the beach will stay with us long past our holiday. The grounds are manicured and quite large. The beach is special, situated in its own little cove. The Casa is spectacular, with so much living room that our party of 14 had all of the privacy we needed and all of the great common areas to enjoy with real comfortable furniture. We could dine inside or outside, but we preferred to take all of our meals outside to enjoy the weather and the views. Of course, there is the large pool, the pool table, the TV room, etc. The view from the master suite is so spectacular that raising the shade in the morning was our granddaughter’s favorite activity. The best part of the house is the staff. Take the option to have the cooking done by them. Cuisine qual to the best restaurants, with the table set elegantly at every meal, the staff gave us such a warm feeling that it was like being at home. In addition, there is grounds keeper and a professional manager always available. In our one week, we had a blow-out party for my wife’s 60th birthday complete with a local band, a New Year’s party, and our own family version of the Olympics on the lawn. The memories will be with us forever.