CLEAN SIMPLE AND QUIET WITHIN JURASSIC PARK, LAS TERRENAS

Dominic & Helena

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CLEAN SIMPLE AND QUIET WITHIN JURASSIC PARK, LAS TERRENAS

Las Terrenas Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

A perfect jungle oasis spring board to explore the glorious Samana Peninsular

A clean private bungalow, set amongst the abundance of natural beauty of Jurassic Park.

The bungalow comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a double bed (if required, another bed can be arranged), a bathroom with shower, and a terrace with views of the beautiful green tropical valley and the ocean.

Jurassic Park is a magical place situated on a small hill, in a tranquil valley, 3-5 mins outside of the main town Las Terrenas.

A short stroll behind us there are two waterfalls with pools - which are extremely inviting, especially when its hot, great for cooling off and helping to make you feel at peace with the world.

We have semi controlled jungle areas which we continue to improve and make part of the attraction of being here.

There is very little light pollution (no upward facing lights) so you can view the night sky, from our open pool terrace, which are mostly spectacular all year round.

If you are a star gazer, a writer or a poet you would feel very much at home here.

We are moving towards self sufficiency and Eco tourism. We already have pure spring water and we have solar panels and soar water heaters.

We will in the future add a variety of electric vehicles for guests.

If you have children then this is a natural wonderland providing constant amazement. Indeed, visits from the local children, who are a breath of fresh air, will aid your children in understanding this environment.

To top it off we have a trampoline which is very popular with children and uncontrollably happy adults alike.

We also grow many fruits and vegetables and indeed as I write this the wife has popped out to our herb garden for some coriander.

We hope to have created a much more personal and friendly feeling.

We have a great track record of content, repeat visitors. It seems that a return visit is a must, once you have been bitten by the magic and unadulterated beauty of our little oasis.

Also for a small additional fee we now offer breakfast (typically eggs, toast, seasonal fruits, juices, vegetable and cheese empanadas and coffee in our jungle communal area. Its a great chance to discuss your days activities and learn the best places to go. Just let us know before hand.

If this bungalow is showing as booked, contact us anyway as we have a further 5 bungalows available in Jurassic Park.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Dominic & Helena

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Speaks english, spanish, spanglish
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We moved to Dominican Republic in 2008 in search of a better life. We found it! Arriving from London and speaking little Spanish, it has certainly been an interesting adventure, learning much in the 4 and half years living here. My wife and I met in London 11 years ago at a Brazilian Samba party. Our former professions being a far cry from our current life: myself an Accountant and Helena a Textile Designer.

We are happily married with our two wonderful children Safiya and Zaidan, enjoying a very active lifestyle, living in our Caribbean paradise.

Dominic & Helena purchased this bungalow in 2009

We chose this property and its location as a kind of dream that had been forming for many years before hand. The combined result of Helena's independent, free-spirited travels throughout latin America (prior to our meeting) plus years of vacationing in this particular part of Dominican Republic. The idea was to choose a place that would enhance our idea of a perfect lifestyle and attract like minded people. Our place embraces the culture, the people and the strong life force itself that is abundant here. We treat our guests as friends visiting and help them every step to experience the wonderful world we live in. In that it enables us to re-experience our wonderful place and the peninsular of Samana again and again through the wonder of other's eyes.

We pride ourselves on being personable and extremely helpful with our guests. Going over and beyond the norm in taking time both before booking and after arrival to ensure our guests have the vacation they've dreamed of.

Having learned a lot through keeping a positive attitude and an open mind to how things are here, we are able to impart invaluable and first hand knowledge , that will hopefully leave our guests feeling like they have truly had an unforgettable, real experience of the Dominican Republic.

Many people come to us curious as to what we have done, in daring to start a new life in a new country, culture etc... and often leave re-evaluating their own situations.

We are fully integrated with the local people and we certainly don't separate ourselves from them which would defeat the whole point of visiting one of the most beautiful and happiest places in the world. If you are curious to have a better understanding of Why .... well, we have a pretty good idea and are more than happy to share this with you.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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5
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Clean simple and quiet within Jurassic Park, Las Terrenas
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Las Terrenas Dominican Republic North Coast
5

JURASSIC PARK. IS. AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5
Jurassic Park is perfect!

My boyfriend and I came to the DR for our one year anniversary and knew we wanted to stay somewhere off the beaten path that wasn't an all inclusive resort. If you want somewhere that is peaceful, tranquil, mixed with adventure and a bucket full of AWESOME, Jurassic Park couldn't meet your needs any better.

We arrived late - we flew into and rented a car in Punta Cana. Then drove the 5 and a half hour trek to Las Terrenas. Dominic and his loving (and adorable) family welcomed us right away. Of course we were hungry and Dominic made a call to a neighbor, and arranged for us and another couple to have dinner.
We walked 5 minutes down the hill to her tiny bungalow of a restaurant and she prepared us an amazing spread. Un poco de todo, a little of everything, and it was some of the best local fare we ate on the trip.

In addition to her place, there are tons like it and grocer's, fresh fruit stands, and shops downtown for anything you could want or need. Downtown is only a 5-10 minute car/quad/motorbike ride or 20 minute (beautiful mind you) walk away.

Dominic and Helena are the best at arranging excursions! A local guide (Fausto) will take you on personalized day trips and meet you at JP. We went with two other couples staying at the property on a boat trip across the bay to the Natural Park. We explored caves, ate freshly caught and prepared fish and shrimp, relaxed on the sunny beaches of the fishing village, and more! One couple even stayed behind with Fausto and slept in the larger cave!

In addition to Dominic and Helena being excellent resources for directions, ideas, and good company, there are excursion companies downtown that will take you about anywhere. Cody and I rented a quad for a day and hired a guide that took us and another family vacationing around the "coffee route" to explore the coffee plantation, cigar factory, waterfalls by horseback, and more local eats. If you can find a guide that will take you around as a small group it is well worth it!

At night, there are clubs and bars to go to. Cody and I stayed in most nights to enjoy the peace and tranquility Jurassic Park also offers. We would relax by candlelight on our front porch.

As far as safety is concerned - I NEVER felt unsafe and frankly Cody and I never locked our bungalow.

Dominic and Helena - Thank you again for sharing your perfect slice of jungle heaven. We can't wait to see you again!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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5

AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
It is a unique experience to stay at Jurassic Park, far from the mainstream tourists and hotels, but still just some minutes (by car) to the beach. You feel as one with the nature when you are there, and since it is a very quiet area you have the full impact of the sounds of the night with grasshoppers and fireflies around you. It is so relaxing to wake up in the morning and go out to the terrace and lie in the the hammock and watch the wilderness around you, and it's easy to forget about time and just live in the moment instead. The local people are very nice and helpful, and just around the corner you can get good local food. We were only there for a weekend, but we are sure to come back for a longer stay the next time! Thank you Dominic and Helena for living out your dreams and inspiring the rest of us :)
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Owner's Response: Hi guys

Thank you for the lovely review ... we think it will certainly help people to determine whether our place is for them.

We really enjoyed your visit and the short time we got to know you. We had some wonderful conversations and it was amazing to find so much in common. We found you both to be enthusiastic and refreshing to be around.

We look forward to your next visit and our next topics of conversations.

All the best

Dominic & Helena and the kids
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5

SIMPLE, BASIC, ENJOYMENT CLOSE TO NATURE!

  • 5 of 5
As usual it is always a rewarding experience... e.g. as was arriving late; lights were on and a welcome bag of ice in separate cooler next to fridge +++ the little things we invariably forget: sugar, coffee, salt, mosquito repellant, matches.. (all basics and totally essential...specially if you forget to purchase; like I did!!!) And this time more plusses for the list: enlarged verandah, hot water; and the electrics have gone solar (Well done Dominic!) The pool has been made child friendly and Dominic has recycled some local scooter tires into very confortable deck chairs!! Jurassic is 5 minutes in the hills above Noisy and bustling Las Terrenas... so very quiet and relaxing. We did the must walks: a visit to the tallest tree in DR ( a ceiba, but locally known as the "avatar" tree) awalk up to the the river to the local natural water fall... that serves Dominic well ... as this is his source of water!!! Beaches around us galore... Coson, Playa Bonita, Estillero... endless!!!
The accommodation is simple and basic; but has all the essentials for a very confortable stay. For all those who enjoy nature and the best simple things in life...Jurassic is perfect!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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5

FANTASTIC

  • 5 of 5
We recently spent 8 glorious nights at The Jurassic Park, we've been in Las Terrenas many times and this has to be the best place to stay for the money. The jurassic atmosphere with small secret paths, waterfalls and natural pools is fantastic, the owners amazing, the view out of this world and the room excellent. I could go on and on about how great The Jurassic park is but instead I'll just say - do yourself a favour and stay here, you won't regret it! We are already planning our next visit.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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5

JURASSIC PARK

  • 5 of 5
What is so wonderful about this place is that it is totally secluded and a bit like being in another time. Although just minutes from the beach, it is really in the jungle, so you get the best of both worlds. The pool is now operational and has a view to die for.

But the really best thing about this place is the proprietors themselves. Dominic and Helena are just the sweetest, nicest people you could possibly find. Originally from England, they speak Spanish fluently and are more than helpful. They will do everything in their power to make sure you are comfortable and know your way around town, etc.

This is truly a gem in the jungle and affordable as well....

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  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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5

OUTSIDE THE COOKIE CUTTER

  • 5 of 5
My WARNING right off. If you can't live without air conditioning then this is not the place for you. It never got too hot while I was there, and there was usually a cool breeze. If that wasn't enough there was always the swimming pool.

Everything else was absolutely perfect. The location was set nicely in the mountains and close enough to the beach that you could walk to it if you wanted to (not a quick walk though). The bungalows were set apart in two sets of three which made for the perfect amount of privacy without feeling alienated. The rooms were clean and neat.

This place had the comfort and ease of country living with relatively easy access to social settings and commodities. The ability to enjoy a simple lifestyle or experience take-it-easy luxury really set this place apart form other excellent options.

But it was the owners who truly made this place superb. Dom and Helena not only gave brilliant advice on what to do and how to do it, but they created a friendly and home like environment right on the premises with real personality and character. They assisted me with everything from having my laundry cleaned to finding the best horseback guide to the best salsa dancing and nightlife.

This place was awesome and I hope to find more places like it along my future travels!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
El Catey, Samana
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Samana
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Carretera Las Terrenas - Sanchez
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Playa Bonita
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Isabells
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Isabells
Car: not necessary

Jurassic Park is a magical place situated on a small hill, in a tranquil valley, overlooking the ocean and Las Terrenas.

A short stroll behind us we have waterfalls with pools - which are extremely inviting, especially when its hot, great for cooling off and helping to make you feel at peace with the world.

We have semi controlled jungle areas which makes our place unique, we continue to improve and make them a part of the attraction of being here.

There is very little light pollution (no upward facing lights), so you can view the night sky, from our open pool terrace, which are mostly spectacular all year round.

If you have children then this is a natural wonderland providing culture and amazement.

We are close to some of the best beaches in the area like Playa Bonita and Playa Coson.

To top it off we have a trampoline, a horse and many outdoor vehicles which are all very popular with children and uncontrollably happy adults alike.

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Availability & Rates

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Las Terrenas Bungalow Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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£175
£520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £5.00
Notes The instant-book price shown is for 2 persons. For every additional person, there is an extra charge of $10 USD per person / per night.
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Amenities

Las Terrenas Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 345 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Safe
  • Bottled Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , and sink
  • Simple bathroom with a shower enclosure which is tiled, there is a toilet and a sink. This room comes with towels, toilet paper, bathroom mat, shelving and a mirror.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • The bungalows come with a queen size bed as standard. There are either a double or 2 singles available should you wish to accommodate more than 2 people. Also we have available a baby crib with mosquito net. All beds come with pillows, sheets and blankets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Small Cooler
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Large Cooler
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing

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

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