|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
FREE WiFi 7.2Mbps 10GB
Budget romantic vacation Villa, in a gated community 24h security,with 1184 sq. ft. (110m2 ) living space, including 2 roofed terraces. This white Caribbean-style house with one bedroom with SIMMONS top quality mattress and two bathrooms boasts high ceilings and lush tropical gardens with gorgeous views of palm tree-covered hills.
Casa Tropical is located just one minute from the many restaurants, nightlife and shops of the village center in a Quiet, walled, five-acre (20,000m2) oasis of 20 homes with private security guard. The villas is less than a mile (900 m) walk to the beach, or just take a 50 cent (US) ride on a motoconcho (motor taxi). No car is needed!
The French-Creole style house is tastefully furnished with an all-white kitchen, comfortable cushioned seating areas, tiled bathroom and outdoor rain-shower with Hot and cold water.
Enjoy your private gardens with palm trees, tropical flowers and backyard botanical garden patio with dining table and chairs.
Sky Satellite TV with over 200 channels (English-Spanish).
About the Samana Peninsula:
The Samana Peninsula, considered by many to be the most beautiful part of the Dominican Republic boasts unspoiled white and gold sand beaches with crystal clear turquoise water, breathtaking waterfalls, caves with Taino-Indian drawings combined with lush mountains studded with coconut trees.
Whale-watching excursions are offered between mid-January and mid-March.
Must Sees: Parque National de Los Haitises (Indian-caves with drawings) and the El Limon Parque National Waterfalls.
About Las Terrenas: With over 15 miles of deserted, turquoise water beaches, 'Time' magazine has described Las Terrenas as having one of the last, long stretches of undeveloped beach in the Caribbean. The balmy climate with its ever-present trade winds and the warm temperature of the sub-tropical Atlantic Ocean combine this part of the island with year-round, delightful weather with only a few degrees difference in temperature between winter and summer. Las Terrenas is both a small fisherman village and it is also a vibrant cosmopolitan beach town with over 60 restaurants, many of witch are owned by French or Italian permanent residents and located along the beachfront and in the center of the village.There is a modern super marked and a lot of local shops only a few steps from Casa Tropical. 5 banks with ATM,s exciting nightclubs and unique gift stores with quality handicrafts etc within walking distance. Watch the color full Kite Boards or go diving, snorkeling, mountain biking or horseback riding.
About Casa Tropical (and the owner): Pablo Bachatero is an art historian who traveled through Europe, Africa, The Americas and Asia for over 30 years but fell in love with Las Terrenas.
He rents the house out when he is traveling to other travelers looking for an alternative to cramped hotel rooms or impersonal all-inclusive resorts.
CASA TROPICAL is located in a QUIET BOTANICAL GARDEN surrounded by mountains studded with coconut trees.
Guests may buy fresh fish, crab or shrimp each day right on the beach and prepare in the equipped kitchen.
Purchase freshly baked baguettes and pastries at the French bakery just around the corner of the house.
Watch the moon rising above the mountains from the front patio of the house.
CASA TROPICAL was specially built to take advantage of the trade winds, so AIR CONDITION is NOT NEEDED.
I sleep 6 months a year even without the ceiling fan!
Air conditioning (if you really want it) is an extra option ($20 a day).
FREE WiFi 7.2Mbps 10GB
The island has four international airports:
Santo Domingo Las Americas Int. Airport (ca. 2 hours)
Punta Cana Int. Airport (ca. 4 hours)
Puerto Plata Int. Airport (ca. 2,5 hours)
El Catey / Samaná Int. Airport (ca. 30 min)
Las Terrenas is a new hotspot for foreigners and people from the Capital, Santo Domingo (SD). Since the completion of the new highway between Santo Domingo and Samaná, people from SD have started to come more frequently. The drive takes 2 hours from the center of Las Terrenas to the center of SD. Also, the new airport El Catey is open for international flights, mainly used for Connections from NYC, Boston and Toronto. JetBlue started 2 flights a week non-stop from New York.
I am an art historian who traveled to 40 countries in Europe, The Far East, Africa and the Americas.
Pablo Bachatero purchased this villa in 2009
It was my dream to own a house in The Caribbean surrounded by palm trees and tropical flowers such as Bougainvillea and orchids (40 different species are growing in the front and back garden).
The French Colonial architecture specially built for the tropics and the orientation to the East to benefit the Trade Winds so that air conditioning is not needed was important as well.
Safety, well stocked super markets, French, Italian, German and local restaurants were an added value.
Located in a tropical park. Surrounded by hills hills with lush vegetation and covered with palm trees .
Daily visitors are humming birds, butterflies and small color full lizards
Within walking distance to the great beaches of Las Terrenas.
My wife and I spent an extremely relaxing week here at Casa Tropical. It is as charming as the pictures suggest. The design is open and inviting with big swinging doors opening onto the front porch and the back deck. We enjoyed the gardens and the private backyard shower after our swims at the beach. The kitchen was well stocked with the utensils needed to prepare food and casa is located close to walks into town for groceries and supplies, yet a quiet oasis from the hustle and bustle of town. Paul is a gracious host and we enjoyed talking with him and finding out more about Dominican culture. We thoroughly enjoyed our week here!
We had such a great stay at Pablo's house! This is a little oasis of tranquility in the middle of Las Terrenas!. The photos are accurate. The house is very comfortable, very clean, lots of space and completely private. The outdoor shower is the highlight of this place, surrounded by a lush tropical garden. Lots of butterflies, saw the hummingbird a few times.
Located in a gated area of a dozens villas, there is a 24h security guard.
In the evenings a bit of music in the background and a little bit of barking dogs but not annoying at all, it actually reminds you where you are, in happy Dom Rep! Once this stops you sleep to the relaxing melody of crickets!
The place is walking distance to everything, so you don't need a car. Grocery stores are 3 min away, beaches about 20 min. Playa Las Ballenas was our favourite within walking distance, otherwise it is worth checking out Playa Coson and the restaurant Luis on site, excellent seafood!
Lots of choices for restaurants in Las Terrenas, so we did not bother cooking, we just prepared breakfast. Our favorite restaurants are Le Tre Cavallere, excellent food and service, facing the ocean; Gaia on Wedn night for the special Sushi party all you can eat! and for a special treat, Mi Corazon (expensive but fine cuisine). French bakeries for fresh baguette in the morning just 5 min away.
Pablo, the owner was very fast replying to emails, even while away when we were there! Very helpful for any information you need. He also arranged a taxi to the airport at a much cheaper rate than taxi companies.
We definitely recommend this place and cannot wait to come back for a longer stay! We did not do any activities around because we were just content with what was around us, and also because it gives us a good excuse to come back to tour around and rent a motorbike! :)
There's nothing better than having your own little house in a gorgeous private tropical garden. No hotel can compete. This little villa is just as described in the listing and is even better than the photos depict. With the doors open, a gentle breeze flows throughout the house so no ac is needed even on hot days. Relaxing on the verandas with a rum drink or taking an outdoor shower in a totally private orchid filled garden are highlights. We stayed five weeks and never got bored. This part of town is much less touristy than the beach area and we enjoyed staying among the locals. There is always music playing or a baseball game in process.
Pablo answered emails promptly and was very accommodating when we needed to change our schedule. He even arranged a ride from the airport. The neighbors, Steve and Nancy are very helpful for all kinds of details, and Nancy can arrange all sorts of things with locals, including moto and taxi transportation.
We had a hard time picturing a gated community in the center of town. It's actually a group of 15 small private villas in a residential area surrounded by a barely noticeable wall with a guarded entry gate. The 24/7 guards were friendly and helpful and we always felt safe. Outside the gate, a right turn takes you a short way down a dirt road, over a bridge, and there you are on a busy street leading to the beach. Within a couple blocks in either direction are a supermarket, bank with a guarded ATM, laundromat, French bakery, Italian deli, wine shops, fresh produce stands, a cafe with A hearty breakfast (Social Club), a good Italian restaurant (La Pergola), gas station, chicken roaster, and much more. Try the local eateries as well-- good cheap food. The walk to the beach was our least favorite thing because of the heavy traffic and gas fumes. There is a beautiful, quiet road to the beach that's more of an effort but so worth it. Turn left out of the gate and left again at the next opening (or ask Steve).
Our favorite places in Las Terrenas were the last cafe in the row of cafes at Fisherman's village with a delicious daily menu for just 150 pesos, and La Bodega for music and dancing. Outside Las Terrenas, we loved Luis's on Coson Beach, whale watching with Kim in Samana, Las Galeras at the end of the peninsula and the drive there, and lunch and gorgeous view at El Cabito. We rented a car locally for two days.
We would definitely recommend this property and hope to return some day.
Pablo offers an excellent casa right in Las Terrenas which is just what I was looking for. I have frequented Las Terrenas, and this time I was down on holiday for almost 2 weeks and did not want to rent a car because of the cost and hassle. I just wanted an easy time on my own and here you can walk to the main supermarket in 2 minutes or to the beach in 15 minutes. And if you need to go further afield there seems to be a concho/moto driver at every corner of town.
This is the first time I flew into El Catay, Samana Airport using the new Jet Blue service. For a New Yorker this is a real godsend; I was in LT by lunch time!
I think these houses (this is one of several homes) are charming and Pablo has added this great back patio that is shaded and cool even in the hot of mid day. Even though you are steps from town it is remarkably tranquil and I felt safe with a night and day guard at the gate of the walled compound. The house had been cleaned and the bed made when I arrived - the garden was perfect. There is OK wireless internet and Cable TV. But it is definitely no frills and you get what you pay for. (In my mind spare/clean is better than lots of hideous fake Haitian paintings and coconut art) The kitchen is understocked if you want to entertain, and as an American, I really want a microwave oven. Fridge and simple gas range work well. Water pressure is great and I loved the outdoor shower after the beach. Indoor bathroom is small and fine. Bedroom is comfortable with high ceilings, good bed. The highlight is the front verandah where I spent hours reading. There is no phone - you need to use a local cell phone or get a local sim card.
I would recommend this to the right person or couple - just as long as they know it is not on the beach and does not have a pool - and you are living right in the middle of a bustling Dominican seaside town.
My boyfriend and I spent a week here during Christmas and it was a great place to get away. The price is very reasonable for the space and amenities you get and Pablo returned our deposit promptly after leaving (we got ours just 2 weeks after we left via Paypal). Pablo was very responsive to our questions via email prior to us arriving and the neighbors were a Godsend - they even let us park our car in their driveway since ours did not fit through the driveway to the house.
The lawn is perfectly manicured (just like in the pictures) and the house was freshly painted and extremely clean. The linens were clean although we recommend that for a week stay you bring an extra set of towels - the towels provided do not air dry well because of the humidity so you will need an extra set. The weather was mild in December so we didn't need to use the AC and the bedroom fan was definitely sufficient. The kitchen is stocked with only the basics, enough to prepare a very simple meal, so we opted to eat out every day. The wireless is very slow and not consistent. The bathroom is very clean, however, it would have been good if the shower had a door since the floor gets very wet when you take a shower. An iron and iron board would also be useful.
The surrounding neighborhood where the house is located are not the cleanest or well kept areas in Las Terrenas. There is a lot of garbage thrown around and very few sidewalks. We were surprised that such a beautifully kept home was located in such a dingy area. We did feel very safe and the guards and neighbors were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas eve dinner with a few of the neighbors - Nancy, Steve, Fela and John Piero were amazing hosts. Dinner with them was the highlight of our trip and we still laugh when we recall some of the jokes and fun times with them.
The house is walking distance to the major supermarket, bank, and restaurants, but we were glad we rented a car to get us to and from the different beaches and to Samaná, Sanchez and beyond. It would have been a hassle to have to take public transportation everyday to go to the beach or the restaurants that are further away so really consider getting a car if you want to have the flexibility to go further outside the local area (Playa Coson is truly amazing so try to get out there and have lunch at Luis Restaurant).
Thank you, Nancy, Steve, Fela, John Piero and Pablo (the owner).
What you see is what you get!! is no exaggeration to conclude when you have the description and photographs of the site in mind. a unique panoramic view over the area.....
Great for peace and quiet! Furthermore completes the tropical garden the picture...where you can relax more than perfectly.
Short to villa casa tropical is: you get what is mirrored with an excellent service by the neighbours steve and nancy anex housekeepers, very caring in many ways. Visited with a fine temperature never to hot in februari 2012 with occasional rain showers, mostly at night. No car needed, but is recommandabel because there is so much to see.....again, everything we hoped fore and more.....
Thanx pablo fore your fine House!!
Other Activities: One of THE BEST KITE SURFING places in the Dominican Republic at Punta Popy, 1 mile from Casa Tropical!Some of THE BEST RESTAURANTS in the Dominican Republic such as The Beach, Mi Corazon, Balcones de Atlantico!
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3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
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