Las Terrenas Villa Rental Photos and Description
5 Bedroom, 5 bath. Sleeps 12.
The Los Nómadas luxury gated community offers seclusion, serenity, and security, right on the best stretch of famous Cosón beach, listed at the top of International Living's list of the top 10 beaches in the Caribbean (see excerpt below). Los Nómadas is a 10 minute drive away from Las Terrenas town, where you will find everything from a salsa dancing school to hair salons, shops, cafes, banks, etc. Las Terrenas has lots to offer in the way of restaurants and bars, including a wide array of fine dining like the 'Fisherman's Village' with a row of restaurants directly in front of the beach. Las Terrenas is always lively with a the feel of a genuine Dominican town. If you need anything from town, like fresh fish from the daily fisherman's market, our motorcycle messenger will can get it for you all for a few dollars. Los Nomadas is so safe (it is guarded at all times), people routinely leave their doors open when going to the beach, which is a rarity you will not find elsewhere in the Dominican Republic. No need to take a wallet or shoes or to lock-up the house, just walk right to the beach along a small pathway.
A newly built airport (El Catey, code: AZS) is only 20 minutes from the house, offering direct flights from New York (JetBlue) on Wed and Sat, as well as WestJet service from Canada. Or fly into Santo Domingo, 2 hours away on the new toll road. We can arrange transportation for you.
50 meters from Casa Coco lies idyllic Coson beach, awarded the 'Blue Flag Beach' designation by the Blue Flag nonprofit environmental group. This designation is given to only those beaches with exceptional water quality, environmental management, and safety and services. The beach has sections of perfectly calm water -- perfect for children -- and areas with small waves. Coson is exceptionally peaceful, with very little development apart from Nomadas and the small hotel next door. A long walk down the beach (or short car ride) takes you to a surfing haven with a famous local seafood restaurant and bar ('Luis') right on the sand of a near-deserted section of the beach.
Here's what International Living magazine wrote about Coson beach:
Perhaps the Caribbean’s best-kept secret, the once-sleepy fishing village of Las Terrenas is becoming one of the hottest spots for vacation homes in the Caribbean for those in-the-know. Some are even calling it the San Tropez of the Caribbean. The Dominican Republic boats some of the best beaches in the world and Las Terrenas and the Samana Peninsula have the best of the best, including Coson Beach, or Playa Coson, a long, luscious stretch of untouched sand dotted with gently leaning palms. Besides beautiful beaches, Las Terrenas entertains with an eclectic mix of international restaurants and shops and outdoor pursuits from fishing and diving to hiking and whale watching.
Casa Coco is a large luxury villa, situated on a 17,500 square foot lot of lush tropical vegetation. With 5 spacious, air-conditioned bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, Casa Coco can accommodate a large group, but feels private and cozy. It is exceptionally well located: 50 meters from the beach, in the safe and secluded Los Nómadas community. Casa Coco is in the 'second row', with just one house between the property and the beach. Casa Coco is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, giving a sense of privacy. The main house, recently renovated, consists of three bedrooms downstairs, each with their own bathroom. Upstairs is a large master bedroom suite with a spa-like bathroom and a private balcony. Additional bedding can be provided for large groups. All beds are larger than King-sized, measuring 80' x 80'. All linens are high-quality, imported from Europe.
A large living room / dining room is connected to a semi-open large kitchen. A wrap-around cane roof veranda overlooks a lovely swimming pool with a shallow area for kids, a Jacuzzi, a large deck, and the tropical garden.
A separate Bungalow on the other side of the pool has a bed downstairs as well as a mezzanine sleeping area – perfect for a family. The bungalow has its own bathroom and a mini-fridge and coffee maker.
AMENITIES AND SERVICES: The main house includes a TV, a full kitchen, outdoor gas bar-b-que grill, WiFi, AppleTV, and hundreds of movies for kids and adults, most with subtitles. We also have toys and games for kids, guide books, etc.
There is a small luxury hotel 70 meters down the beach, where you can have a great meal (or take their free delivery), a drink at the bar, use their enormous kid-friendly pool, deck chairs, fitness center, and all of their facilities. Full access to the hotel’s facilities is included in your rental of the villa.
There are many excursions that can be arranged, including snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, deep-sea fishing, horseback riding (on the beach if you like), windsurfing, kite surfing, ecotours to rain forests, waterfalls, bird and whale watching. Tour operators will come to the villa to meet with you. Our full-time manager speaks five languages and is always available to help with anything you need, including arranging services, excursions, or transportation.
A car is recommended, but not required – a man on a moped will fetch anything you need from town for a few dollars.
A babysitters, masseuse, or private chef can be arranged for very little cost. A cleaning person is at the villa every day, and for large groups a second person is added to cook breakfast and help clean. Linens are changed twice a week. Our services can be customized to meet your needs.
We strive to provide you with a luxury, personalized experience. Prior to booking, we will discuss all details with you to ensure your experience is exactly as you would like it to be.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
About Leo Raphaely
We like in New York City (Brooklyn) with our two children. We work in software and design, and we love to travel any chance we get. We fell in love with this little section of beach and hope you find it as magical as we do!
Leo Raphaely purchased this villa in 2013
Why Leo Raphaely chose Las Terrenas
After traveling to many places in the Caribbean, we kept coming back to the Dominican Republic. For years we sought the perfect balance: an authentic travel experience with a great local culture, amazing beaches and scenery, easy to get to, a lack of large-scale development, not too expensive. The Samana peninsula seemed to offer all of this, and after several trips, we homed in the perfect spot. Finally, we found this perfect spot of paradise on Playa Coson, and waited until the perfect house came to market.
What makes this villa unique
The beach! Yes, the house fantastic, as you can read in the full description. But what's really unique about this house is that it sits on the perfect beach, and it is SO easy to access. You just walk out the driveway onto a small footpath and you're there! no need for shoes! You will see other houses in Los Nomadas that say they are close to the beach...but you should look closely at the map. There is a 'first line' of houses right on the beach (very expensive!) and then there is our house and a few like it, and then there are many that are many rows back. For us, being so close to the beach makes all the difference - you don't need to worry about what to bring to the beach...just run back to the house.
Also, it's lovely having the little hotel next door for times when you just want to relax on their beach chairs, enjoy a drink at the bar, etc.