ELEGANT HILL-TOP REFUGE IN DOMINICAN RESORT TOWN

Justin Woddis

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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
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Minimum Stay 4 nights

Justin Woddis

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ELEGANT HILL-TOP REFUGE IN DOMINICAN RESORT TOWN

Las Terrenas House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps 10. Min 4 nights

* PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE, WWW.THEARBOLEDA.COM, for more pictures, up to date rates and availability calendar, and lots more information. All the info you need is on the site ***

We were recently awarded a TripAdvisor 'rated excellent' badge.

*** Max 10 people. Min 4 nights. Beach is five minutes drive, Las Terrenas is 15 mins drive.***

An elegant hill-top refuge, Villa Arboleda offers a stunning visual experience of the Dominican Republic’s Samana Peninsula. Nestled high in the luxuriant tropical hills of the beach-side resort town of Las Terrenas, this spectacular home was inspired by the style of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye. Beautifully designed, with five bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and expansive outdoor space, Villa Arboleda can be your ideal vacation get-away in the jungle.

The Samana Peninsula was named as one of the 45 places to go in 2012 by the New York Times

Relax in the infinity pool, contemplate the ocean from your private balcony, or sunbathe on the roof-top patio – Villa Arboleda was designed to provide the comforts of a luxury property while complementing the natural beauty of the area

included - Wifi: .PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE, WWW.THEARBOLEDA.COM FOR AVAILABILITY AND RATES

Rates and availability: Please check our website, www.thearboleda.com, for up to date rates and availability - plus lots more pictures

UPDATE DECEMBER 2011 - we were very pleasantly surprised on our last visit to find that the good highway up to the Samana peninsula had been extended pretty much up to the gates of the project. The last 40 minutes were always rather nerve wracking on a bad, hilly road - now you can cruise all the way and it has lopped 30-40 minutes off the trip from Santo Domingo airport. No longer a need for a 4wd!

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Justin Woddis

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks french, spanish, english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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4.8
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Elegant hill-top refuge in Dominican resort town
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
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Elegant hill-top refuge in Dominican resort town
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Las Terrenas Dominican Republic North Coast
5

STUNNING, PRIVATE HOME -- AMAZING WEEK!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Villa Arboleda for a week over spring break -- it was my husband and my two daughters (age 5 and 6). The house is spectacular -- hands down one of the nicest homes I've ever rented on vacation. The kitchen and living areas are huge, modern, airy. The deck and pool areas are amazing -- super views, great pool, my husband and I sat outside every night watching the stars and listening to the beautiful insect sounds. The setting is amazing -- high up on the hill, remote but close enough to LT for a drop in to get groceries, etc.

If there were any cons they are that the three downstairs bedrooms were a little far away for us with two younger kids. But those with older kids or a bunch of adults wouldn't even notice. Second, while I was thrilled to know that we were safe and secure, the constant presence of armed security guards who patrol the property was a little distracting. They were lovely people though, we kept sprite on hand for them after their monumental walk up hill -- but it sort of cut into the privacy aspect. But really just a small quibble.

LT is amazing and I'm highly recommending it to people I know. The town is just far enough off the radar that you feel like you've discovered something new, but the grocery store is great, well stocked. The people are fantastic -- very helpful, warm, fun.

This house is amazing -- when we return we will most certainly stay here. Justin and Jennifer were super helpful and accommodating, and their local manager, Noelia was lovely.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Elegant hill-top refuge in Dominican resort town
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Las Terrenas Dominican Republic North Coast
Panama
4

BEAUTIFUL SETTING FOR FAMILY CELEBRATION

  • 4 of 5
My family flew to DR from Panama, US, and Sweden to celebrate two birthdays. With 9 adults and 2 children, the house provided enough space for privacy and gatherings. We especially enjoyed the pool and the chef service provided by Rosy. The latter made the five nights at the house remarkable with her three-course menus.
Owners provided good information and were responsive to emails before arrival. Housekeeper was also very good about communication and providing extra service. It helps to speak Spanish and beware - the road up to the house is not for the faint-hearted.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant hill-top refuge in Dominican resort town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p247193
Las Terrenas Dominican Republic North Coast
Panama
4

BEAUTIFUL SETTING FOR FAMILY CELEBRATION

  • 4 of 5
My family flew to DR from Panama, US, and Sweden to celebrate two birthdays. With 9 adults and 2 children, the house provided enough space for privacy and gatherings. We especially enjoyed the pool and the chef service provided by Rosy. The latter made the five nights at the house remarkable with her three-course menus.
Owners provided good information and were responsive to emails before arrival. Housekeeper was also very good about communication and providing extra service. It helps to speak Spanish and beware - the road up to the house is not for the faint-hearted.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Las Terrenas Dominican Republic North Coast
Brooklyn, New York
5

BEST WEEK OF OUR LIVES

  • 5 of 5
On the plane ride home from our trip to the Dominican Republic, my boyfriend and I agreed that the the time we spent at the Arboleda was the best week of our lives.

Though there is an airport only 15 miles from the Arboleda, we flew into Santo Domingo, a 2-hour car trip away. We were initially nervous about the drive, but were welcomed with a beautiful highway, and scenic views of hilltops, fields and palm trees. Arriving at the Arboleda as the sun rose was an unforgettable experience.

Our days were spent swimming in the pool, quietly reading, and making trips into town for groceries and espresso and fresh juice at a little cafe called The Social Club. We were so relaxed, that our hectic, noisy lives back in Brooklyn seemed a million miles away.

Even though it was just the two of us, the house would be perfect for a part of 8 or 10. The outdoor dining table and sunken lounge area is perfect for late night conversations and excessive glasses of wine. Every night ends with an unobstructed view of twinkling stars and a nice, sweet breeze.

Our favorite feature of the house was its outdoor design; even at the hottest part of the day, there is always a shady spot to cool off and read a book. The pool stayed perfectly cool and refreshing, a feat for such a hot climate.

We'd go every month if we could. And whatever you do, don't miss the opportunity to visit Playa Bonita, just a 10-minute car ride away. It is, hands down, the most beautiful beach we've ever been to. Whenever I feel frantic and stressed, all I have to do is think of the calm waves of that beach.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Elegant hill-top refuge in Dominican resort town
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Las Terrenas Dominican Republic North Coast
5

A SLICE OF HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend's mother said it best: "This house is a little slice of Heaven." I couldn't agree more. We spent a week there and the time absolutely flew by. I knew it was going to be wonderful from the moment we arrived, when we were greeted by the housekeeper Noelia (who is delightful) and a fridge filled with cold beer and fresh fruit.

Where to begin? The house and the surrounding property is absolutely spotless and is built in a way that takes full advantage of amazing surroundings. As good as the pictures are, they do not do justice to this place. Noelia was there every day to clean the place up and she did an amazing job. The pool was spotless and refreshing as can be (the little bit of rainwater it got every day kept it from being too warm.) The beds were perfectly comfortable, there were more than enough towels and linens, and the i-Pod speaker system allowed us to have more than a few wild dance parties.

The drive from Santo Domingo really wasn't too bad at all, especially once you got outside of the city. The directions from the owners were spot-on and we didn't get lost once during the 2.5 hour drive. Also, the driveway to the property is admittedly rather steep, but we were able to still drive up it with our compact rental car (which had all the horsepower of a lawnmower.)

Las Terrenas was absolutely charming. We had a great time at Playa Bonita and had some great meals in the nearby restaurants and bars, especially El Salero and Mosquito Bar. Also, the more isolated Playa Coson was breath-takingly beautiful.

The hike to the waterfall of El Limon Salto is not to be missed. We had a great time, although it was a bit of a challenge getting there in the middle of a rainstorm. Also, we weren't quoted the 450 peso a person price for the guided tour until the tour was over. Nevertheless, it was a great hike and a beautiful sight to behold.

A slice of heaven, indeed.
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant hill-top refuge in Dominican resort town
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Las Terrenas Dominican Republic North Coast
Boston
5

VACATION FROM HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend's mother said it best: "This house is a little slice of Heaven." I couldn't agree more. We spent a week there and the time absolutely flew by. I knew it was going to be wonderful from the moment we arrived, when we were greeted by the housekeeper Noelia (who is delightful) and a fridge filled with cold beer and fresh fruit.

Where to begin? The house and the surrounding property is absolutely spotless and is built in a way that takes full advantage of amazing surroundings. As good as the pictures are, they do not do justice to this place. Noelia was there every day to clean the place up and she did an amazing job. The pool was spotless and refreshing as can be (the little bit of rainwater it got every day kept it from being too warm.) The beds were perfectly comfortable, there were more than enough towels and linens, and the i-Pod speaker system allowed us to have more than a few wild dance parties.

The drive from Santo Domingo really wasn't too bad at all, especially once you got outside of the city. The directions from the owners were spot-on and we didn't get lost once during the 2.5 hour drive. Also, the driveway to the property is admittedly rather steep, but we were able to still drive up it with our compact rental car (which had all the horsepower of a lawnmower.)

Las Terrenas was absolutely charming. We had a great time at Playa Bonita and had some great meals in the nearby restaurants and bars, especially El Salero and Mosquito Bar. Also, the more isolated Playa Coson was breath-takingly beautiful.

The hike to the waterfall of El Limon Salto is not to be missed. We had a great time, although it was a bit of a challenge getting there in the middle of a rainstorm. Also, we weren't quoted the 450 peso a person price for the guided tour until the tour was over. Nevertheless, it was a great hike and a beautiful sight to behold.

A slice of heaven, indeed.
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
New highway from Santo Domingo
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
5-minute drive
Car: necessary

Las Terrenas is a picturesque town on the north east coast of the DR, on the Samana Peninsula. 'LT' is a special place, and not just because of its stunning beauty. The town offers 17 kilometers of beaches, mostly unpopulated, by contrast to much of the north coast, where wall-to-wall deckchairs line fairly small strips of beach. LT is also set apart because of its unique cultural mix -- it is made up of 2,000 foreign-born permanent residents out of a total of 15,000 in the town. This gives LT a particularly European flair.

Things to do: Our favorite answer is 'nothing' -- and that's the way we like it. A towel, sunscreen and a good book and we're set. But for the more actively inclined, things to do include whale watching -- on the south side of the peninsula is the Bay of Samana (January and February are prime times); wind sports, including kite sailing; restaurants.

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Availability & Rates

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Las Terrenas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 15 2014 - Nov 23 2014
4 night minimum stay
$520
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$580
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$475
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $475.00
Cleaning $120.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Las Terrenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • The jacuzzi bathtub in the second master bedroom has a view of the ocean. The guest bathroom has an oversize shower and two sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Villa Arboleda has five bedrooms: two master bedrooms with private balconies and king-size beds; one with private sun porch, one with bathtub with view; two guest rooms with private balconies, one with queen-size bed, one with two twin beds; one guest room with two twin beds. An exterior bedroom and bath are available to house service staff (this is in addition to the 10 that can sleep within the house)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Games
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • whale watching
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • sailing
Notes:
Villa Arboleda has expansive outdoor space, which includes a poolside patio; a shaded outdoor lounge for relaxation, morning coffee or evening cocktails; a roof-top solarium for sunbathing, morning yoga or enjoying cool evening breezes; and gardens surrounding the house. Guest Services: Our local property manager can arrange for extra services, including airport pickup and transfer; an arrival refreshment package, so you don't have to worry about shopping for groceries for your first breakfast; car hire and delivery to the house; weekly maid service; and a weekly change of towels and sheets. These services are optional and additional to the cost of the house. Villa Arboleda is equipped with an external bedroom and bath to house service staff, if onsite staff is requested or traveling with you.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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