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Luxury Penthouse In Balcones Del Atlántico, Laid Back Las Terrenas

Mari Carmen Martinez

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish, japanese
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Mari Carmen Martinez

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, japanese
Response time:
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Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2015
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Luxury Penthouse In Balcones Del Atlántico, Laid Back Las Terrenas

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Las Terrenas Condo Rental Photos and Description

Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, sleeps 6

2700 sq ft luxury penthouse of which 1100 sq feet of terraces and balcones in the Balcones del Atlantico resort. Comfortably sleeps 6 - check out the amenities for further details.

Logistics wise, Jet Blue Airlines offers direct flights from NYC (JFK) to El Catey/Samana (AZS) every Wednesday and Saturday. Air Canada have direct flight every Sunday from Toronto and every Saturday from Montreal to El Catey/Samana (AZS).

The ride from El Catey (AZS) to Balcones is about half hour while from the capital, Santo Domingo and its Las Americas International Airport (SDQ), it takes about two hours through breathtaking scenery including Los Haitises National Park, and the northern Samaná mountain range.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Mari Carmen Martinez (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish, japanese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2015

About Mari Carmen Martinez

English & Spanish couple that fell in love with Samana!

Mari Carmen Martinez purchased this condo in 2012

Why Mari Carmen Martinez chose Las Terrenas

Samana, the region, is more than just a beach. It has waterfalls, an amazing national park visited by humpback whales each year, amazing birdlife. Las Terrenas town is laid back, verging on shabby chic. A curious mix of French & Italian vibes with the Dominican's fabulous culture. Lots of smiling faces. The French so love the place they have been living here for 20 years and even set up their own school....they have the French Caribbean to choose from and yet they choose Samana. Makes you wonder, right?

What makes this condo unique

Balcones is located outside Las Terrenas town and our Penthouse is a property that gives all the creature comforts and sense of security one would expect. Belongs to a gated community, built and managed by Dominican Republic's largest and most established construction company as a club for discerning, cosmopolitan & demanding Dominicans.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Luxury Penthouse In Balcones Del Atlántico, Laid Back Las Terrenas
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Amazing stay at Balcones!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay with our 6 and 3 year old children at this penthouse at Balcones. It was perfect for our family. The downstairs area was comfortable and clean and the roof top area was spacious and spectacular. The new outdoor kitchen in great and the kids loved the jacuzzi. We love Balcones for the pools, great beach with kids area and, of course, Porto.

Mari was so easy to work with. Highly recommend all around!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

SPECTACULAR! But, that isn't even close!

  • 5 of 5

I am writing this review on behalf of my family (wife,kids, 6,7,8) and I. We traveled to this unbelievable dream property in June and stayed for almost three weeks. First, is wasn't long enough. From the first contact we had with the lovely owners (MariCarmen and Jason) we were at ease speaking with them. My wife and I are Medical professionals from the States and have traveled some before coming here. I looked for many weeks on VRBO trying to find the perfect gataway for my family and I. We found it here. The owners were so helpful on the phone prior to arranging our flights, MariCarmen even found us the cheapest flight we searched for. We flew into Samana Airport only 20-30 minutes away from the property as promised by Jason. He said we'd be swimming in the ocean some 40 minutes after our arrival at airport. Not quite because of the beauty of the whole place, we needed to see it to believe it first. Once there, we were met by the beautiful staff of Ramona and here assistant. She was able to give us all the answers to questions we had from eating, town, best beaches, freshest seafood to the Pharmacy. The property was more than you could ask for, almost too much for a vacation, but, we were very pampered by the daily cleaning or available cooking. The beautiful Terrace that now has the outdoor cooking area was not there during our trip. Although, there was some minor construction during our stay there, we did not mind. There were some minor appliances the kitchen could have had, but, no worries I found a place to get these small items for the next lucky guests to enjoy. The owners graciously reimburrsed us for any inconvience it caused us. The property is filled with ground staff and security that you will feel safe at all times. The beach was a two minute walk through lovely gardens. Town is a 6 minute drive along the beach so get a car. Use Nicolas at Fun Rentals, he is our friend now and speaks some English. The grounds and property are keep cleaner than you keep your home. The many pools were spotless and crystal clear. They were just amazingly gracious and I am endeared to them for their hospitality in sharing their fine property with us. Ramona treated us as family and we all cried upon leaving each other. Know some Spanish when there as you'll need it. Most local restaurants (are awesome by the way)have some knowledge of English to get by. We will make it yearly. MariCarmen, we've missed you and your awesome home every day. We hope to talk soon. RC

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

GREAT PROPERTY, WONDERFUL VACATION AT BALCONES!

  • 5 of 5

This penthouse at Balcones del Atlantico in Las Terrenas is spectacular! The apartment surpassed our expectations, everything was immaculate and well decorated. Balcones is very nice (resort style, beautiful gardens, swimming pool, etc) and the beach is beautiful! I recommend to rent a car or a four wheel at Terrenas to move around. There are supermarkets in the village to buy groceries and also there are plenty of restaurants to eat but are not at a distance that you can walk from Balcones (only one restaurant at Balcones). This is better since Balcones is more private and away from the noise and activity of the village or "Pueblo de los Pescadores" (Fishermen's village is how the locals call the heart of the village). We stayed from Thursday to Sunday and enjoyed so much our vacation that my family wants to go back and spend more time at Las Terrenas, it's a paradise. The owner provided an excellent customer service sending all the information we needed regarding the apartment and she was always in contact with us. We did not have any problem getting back our deposit. We definitely would rent this apartment again and we already recommended to our friends and family members.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful and well appointed apartment

  • 5 of 5

The Apartment is beautiful and spacious. We went to Las Terrenas for a family vacation and it was wonderful. Part of that wonderful experience was coming back to a very nice apartment at the end of the day. All the furnishes were comfortable and we all woke up refreshed (good bedding). Communication with Mari Carmen (owner) was excellent. Ramona (maid) was a very valuable help during our stay, she was very helpful, kept the place clean and organize and even cooked for us 2 fabulous meals. Security 24/7 was also very much appreciated. The beach across the street is not the best but there are many wonderful beaches close by. We hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Repeat visit

  • 5 of 5

In very few words: This was our second visit, we will come back this year, we have recommended it to all our friends and coworkers.

Some of them will go this year as well.

We feel very comfortable with the owner, she is awesome, very responsive and helpful.

The property is great, very relaxing.

That is why we gave it 5 starts.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Colorado Springs, CO
5

Peaceful Luxury

  • 5 of 5

This property is stunning though pictures don't even begin to capture it. I traveled with 2 adult family members for our birthdays {all 3 of us} and we had the time of our lives. It was low season and the perfect time to go as June is a very dry month here so not much rain. Inside, the penthouse is spacious and spotless with luxury touches throughout...granite, tile, professional appliances, lots of fans, comfortable furnishings, firm beds. The A/C in bedrooms was nice, too. Shopping is easy at Lindo Mercado in town and I loved cooking in the very gourmet-supplied kitchen. We enjoyed dinners and cool breezes on our terrace. Porto restaurant was a quick walk through the garden area to the beach. Very good food, excellent attentive service. Upstairs, our private "rooftop" offered a whole other living space and dining area--covered yet open air--and included the private hot tub with gorgeous views of the ocean, especially beautiful in early morning. El Portillo beach was breathtaking, nearly secluded, less than 80 yards from the home. There's a beach hut with free snorkel gear and kayaks. I appreciate that security men were everywhere but I never saw anyone even remotely threatening and we felt very safe. We booked private tours through "Tour Samana with Terry" for nearby El Limon Waterfall and a zipline excursion and they picked us up so no need to drive there. {They were also FABULOUS & spoke great English}. We also booked a boat ride tour through Las Haitises National Park, definitely worth exploring caves and islands. Ramona, the housekeeper, was friendly and thorough but does not speak any English and giggled at my poor Spanish. We really loved how quiet and peaceful the place was but perhaps it's because of low season. Mari, the owner, is very responsive and went out of her way to help make this a perfect trip for us, even emailed me after check-in to make sure everything met our needs & expectations. I could not have asked for a better experience. {Note: If driving Highway 5 to here, you will need 500 pesos for toll to enter the road. We didn't exchange enough & the guards were armed extortionists who took $20 in American money & offered no change.}

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Juan Bosch El Catey International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Porto Restaurant, Balcones del Atlántico
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Autopista Duarte
Nearest Restaurant
Porto Restaurant, Balcones del Atlántico
Nearest Beach
El Portillo
Car: recommended

Balcones acts as a club for wealthy Dominicans that arrive at their luxury turnkey apartments for the weekend from the capital 2 hours drive away. This wouldn't have been possible a couple of years ago as it was a 6 hour drive away but thanks to a new highway it's now ''weekend-able''. What does that mean? Well, 2 things --- 1. wealthy Dominicans are quite demanding and want top end tasteful surroundings, furnishings and finishing so you stand to benefit 2. the region is unspoilt because it was so isolated until recently.

As well as the beautiful, kid friendly beach on the doorstep, there are 2 more great beaches on the other side of town 1. Playa Coson with its rollers - good for getting the salt in your hair. Don't miss lunch at Casa Luis - basic but great fish. 2. Playa Bonita again with decent waves and lots of restaurants on its boardwalk. Nighttime in Las Terrenas will probably see you end up at Pueblo de los Pescadores at least one evening - very laid back, great selection of restaurants, no heavy sell. Almost forgot, if you are looking to cook certain meals, then you'll be glad to know there's a couple of supermarkets stacking a large selection of imported foodstuffs

The Samaná región is much more than just beaches. Rent a car and get around. From mid Jan to mid March the humpback whales visit the peninsula and you can take boat trips out and get up close to these amazing creatures. The trip also typically takes in the national park ‘Parque de los Haiteses’ and Cayo Levantado. El Limón waterfalls are also nearby. Activities wise, if you like sports fishing, it’s easy to hire a boat and captain for a half day’s fishing trip from several point along the pensinsula. Other fun pasttimes include dinghy sailing, surfing and kite surfing so please don't hestitate to ask reception to point you in the right direction.

Just wanted to finish the description of the region with a mention of the village of Las Galeras and its idyllic beach, Playa Rincon, reached by small boat. Definitely worth a visit, and our suggestion for lunch would be El Cabito - perched on a sea-cliff with spectacular views.

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Las Terrenas Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Bank Holiday Weekend
May 1 2015 - May 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,250
 
 
Autumn Low Season
Sep 10 - Oct 30
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,050
 
 
High Season Shoulder
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
 
 
High Season
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,450
 
 
High Season Shoulder
Jan 11 2016 - Mar 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,850
 
 
Easter
Mar 14 2016 - Mar 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$375
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 

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Notes For long stays, willing to negotiate down substantially if occupants pay the electricity. Eg 1month in low season of USD2000 excluding electricity.
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Amenities

Las Terrenas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Principal Bedroom Ensuite - toilet , shower , Toilet and shower room adjoins wardrobe and wash basin room.
    Second bedroom ensuite - toilet , shower , Toilet and shower room adjoin wardrobe & wash basin room
    Roof terrace - toilet , shower
    Living & Dining room - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Principal Bedroom - 1 king , ensuite, A/C and ceiling fan
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Ensuite, A/C, ceiling fan and cable TV
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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