|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This modern apartment serves as your home base from which you can explore the peninsula. Arrange deep sea diving and sport fishing excursions with The Dive Academy. You can snorkel at some of the most beautiful beaches, including Playa Rincon, Playa Las Galeras, El Valle, and Playa Fronton. Seasoned scuba divers can explore local shipwrecks.
Come see the humpback whales breach out of the water, from January to March, each year, when they come to mate and have their offspring!!!
In between you and the ocean is the pool, with a swim up bar. Grill local fish on the charcoal barbeque, or stay inside and cook in the full kitchen. It features a view of Samana bay, and a private beach, only a few steps away.
WE NOW HAVE INTERNET!!
Since I have access to two other apartments, I can accomodate groups of up to 12 people.
With access to two other apartments, I can accomodate groups of up to 12 people.
Patrick Reilley purchased this apartment in 2008
I bought this property, because I got tired of the same old thing. I wanted to do something different everyday, and enjoy nature. I found this place after a tour of the whole island, and when I saw the view of the ocean, and enjoyed a dip in the infinity pool, I knew that I had to make this happen.
Here you have the privacy and tranquility of a small beach, but if you drive a few miles, you can enjoy some of the larger beaches like Rincon or El Valle. All of the beaches here at the tip of the Samana peninsula are mostly undeveloped. You can enjoy a true Dominican meal at one of the rustic outdoor restaurants or bring your own cooler with some food and cold Dominican rum and Coke!
This was our very first time in the Dominican, and I was a bit nervous, especially about the driving, as we flew into and rented a car in Punta Cana, and drove to the condo near Samana. Driving is a bit different than Canada, yes, but not too terrible. I have never enjoyed scenery and beautiful trees, hills, etc as much as I have on the drive to, and around Samana!! Absolutely gorgeous area!! The condo was a perfect home base for us to come home to relax, unwind, etc. Also beautiful enough to make me want to just have a relaxing day at home, in the pool and on the beach. Very neat, clean, safe and gated, and full of friendly neighbors and helpful people. Coco answered all our questions, and was always very helpful. Patrick is full of good information and tips, with great ideas on where to go, what to check out, etc, which I found very useful. The beach by the condo is lovely, the waves aren't too strong, which is great for smaller children. We had a great time collecting shells, checking out urchins, and watching the local fisherman fish on the rocks. Absolutely favorite beach is nearby Playa Rincon, most beautiful beach I have ever seen! It was a great stay, I would totally come back!
I stayed at the villa with my fiance his brother and my daughter I had a great time exacly what I needed before our wedding. The pool was beautiful and clean the beach was walking distance, the place is beautiful the villa very spacious and the wifi was a plus. The help also was great coco was really nice he made our stay very enjoyable. Coco took us to the zipline and did it with us which was great! I had alot of fun the only bad thing was that I was only there for 2 days it should have been more. Patrick was also very helpful too thank you to both of you for making my stay at the villa the best cant wait to go back!
If you are looking for a place that resembles Paradise, This is it!
The moment you arrive and see the beautiful quaint condos, white sand beach with shells, infinity pool overlooking the blue water with an thatched swim-up bar...you know you made the right decision! All of this is just steps from your door! Las Galeras is a quaint village with a fantastic French bakery and many unique restaurants and a beautiful white sand beach to explore. Don't miss El Cabito for a million $ view and great grilled FRESH fish!!
Spend a day "beach Hopping, zip lining, whale watching or just plain crash in your hammock Patrick provides and do Nothing! CoCo the go to guy is a doll! He will take very
good care of you! Patrick has been very nice to work with!! All and All....the Cove is the BEST!!! I will be back there Soon!!
Although our plans changed and we had to cancel our reservation, we wanted to mention that we had no problem getting our deposit back Patrick was very kind and understanding. We had our deposit back within hours.We hope that another time we will be able to visit The Cove.... Sue
We experienced a welcoming and comfortable stay at The Cove. The condo was spacious and clean. We enjoyed our evening meals on the porch overlooking the pool and ocean. The staff we met, guard Sergio, and caretaker Coco, were most gracious, helpful and kind. We were thankful for Patrick’s detailed directions and recommendations of beaches, restaurants and stores.
First, I'll say that I gave this location only four stars because there is no internet on site, and that is very important to my wife and me. Everything else about this place is five stars, and in fact, the absence of internet might not be a problem if you really want to get away from it all. We spent six weeks here and loved every bit of it (we drove a couple of miles to get internet at a local restaurant every couple of days).
We had time to visit local attractions like Los Haitises Nat'l Park, Playa Rincon, Carnaval in Samana (Feb. 27th every year), El Cabito, Boca del Diablo (blowhole), caves, as well as many restaurants and markets, both in Samana and Las Galeras. It was all wonderful. We also walked through the local neighborhood and shopped at the colmado nearby for daily provisions, from Coke, to eggs, milk, and even phone cards. We got acquainted with the neighbors and bought fish and lobster from the fishermen and cooked on the grill next to the pool. We even rode to town in the guaguas for the first two weeks as we didn't rent a car until later when we had family coming to visit us there. The third week we rented a quad runner at Las Galeras and found it the perfect means to reach Playa Rincon and other remote beaches.
We are planning to return to the Cove in the future; it's was the perfect quiet, laid-back, no-worries type of place to escape the cold Michigan winter. Patrick is a great host, and the local manager, Coco, is one of the Cove's best assets.
It is Five Miles South of Las Galeras, Near El Frances
Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Rock Climbing, Ziplines
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
I can arrange for a local guide/assistant for $15 per day. They can help you arrange excursions and go with you to Cayo Levantado, Rincon, etc. It is a nice addition to help you avoid overpaying for items, or getting lost.
I can offer a discount for a long term rental.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.