|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
This vacation home is on a sereen and very private beach and overlooks the bay of Samana. With 3000 sq. meters of lush garden and fruit trees, it offers you a sereen tropical ambience, yet with all the comforts of a modern home. This property has its own fresh water spring, thus always ample hot and cold water, also back up battery inverter and 5 kilo generator, thus always electricity. The property is in a rural area, surrounded with coconut plantations, with a hilly landscape. There are numerous hiking trails into the surrounding hills, and a sizable waterfall nearby. From the tiki hut, there are 61 staires leading to the beach.The beach is small and very private (as you rarely see another person) and consists of pebbles and sand (This is not a world class pure white sand dream beach, but then, neither is it congested with tourists and haglers). The water entry is comfortable and shallow a long ways out, thus the generally calm bay waters offer very safe swimming conditions and good snorkeling jjust right off our pier.
Excursions- 46ft Sailboat, Fishingboat, Kayaks: Included FREE with this property rental is an 18 ft. open fishing boat with o/b motor & fishing gear ( just put the gas ), and two kayaks ( a 3 man & a 1 man ). There are many coves with lovely secluded beaches, just 20 min. away by kayak,or the fishing boat, and many more interesting and beautiful spots (like the island 'Cayo Levantado' and the national park 'Los Haitises' known for its numerous large cathederal ceiling caves with ancient Taina indian paintings ) just halve an houre away with a private excursion boat, that will pick you up, right at our pier, for a very reasonable group fare. Also, fast boat transport(20min.) to and from Cayo Levantado avail. from the house for 50 US for your entire group(not per person) round trip, full day. Also, whale watching (sighting very probable ) from mid Jan. till end March. Large waterfall at 20 min. hicke.
The town of Samana: .The friendly town of Samana (with its long waterfront promenade) has various international restaurants, night clubs, discos, a small casino, and supermarkets, and is just three miles from the house. The prop. manager/boat captain stays in a small house on the same property, although seldom seen as we respect the privacy of our guests, he is always avail. to help with any detail or answer any questions. Please, no guests under the age of five, infants excepted (unless willing to leave a damage deposite of $300, returnable on departure).From the St.Domingo arpt.(Las Americas), it is a 2hr. 10 min. drive, on a new and scenic toll road that disects the island from the south coast to the north coast, arriving Samana.
I can't say enough about how much our family enjoyed our stay at Richard and Ana's house near Samana. The grounds and landscaping were absolutely beautiful with a totally tropical feel. The bay even backs up to the yard. The house was roomy and had that open indoor/outdoor feel. It also had a nice size balcony with a wonderful view. I also felt that Richard had done a great job of providing consistent water and electricity even when the town didn't. He also recommended several excursions for us to take and even made arrangements for a boat to pick us up right AT OUR DOCK for an amazing day trip to the National Park on the other side of the bay. DO NOT MISS THAT TRIP, it was awesome...what an adventure! We had a nice pool with a palapa covered patio,and we utilized the kayaks in the bay. Sure the area can be a little rough around the edges, but we met a lot of nice people and the natural scenery is as good or better than any I've seen...including Hawaii, Mexico, Jamaica, Costa Rica etc. If you want an absolutely spotless, luxurious vacation, go to the Hyatt Regency in Miami and you can have a nice, sterile, boring, completely predictable experience. But if you're interested in experiencing a little of the rest of the world with a tiny bit of adventure and a trip you'll never forget, Richard's got the place. Thanks again Richard and Ana, we'll be back.
The fishing boat not only offers you the opportunity to fish in the bay, but also to explore, visit, and enjoy the many secluded and serene beaches nearby. For the land lovers, there are endless hiking trails into the surrounding lushly vegetated hills and waterfalls.
Other Activities: gift shops, night clubs, casino
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|Notes||The rates listed, are for standard occupancy of 2 persons. There is an additional fee of 15 USD per person per night (children under 18,- half price) when occupancy is over standard. A deposit of 25% will reserve, another 25% (to complete 50%) is required, 3 month prior to the arrival date. The balance, APON arrival, when you find everything to your satisfaction. PayPal or pers. check, for deposit|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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