LA PALOMA, ISLAND LIVING IN A TROPICAL GARDEN, 2 MINUTE WALK TO BEACH

Leslie Honey

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights
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LA PALOMA, ISLAND LIVING IN A TROPICAL GARDEN, 2 MINUTE WALK TO BEACH

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3 BR, 3 Baths, indoor and outdoor kitchen with bar, kiosk

Nestled under towering palms and surrounded by tropical gardens of hibiscus, ginger and heliconia, La Paloma is a great escape for a family or up to three couples who want a casual vacation that is centered around relaxation, good food and beach time. La Paloma is conveniently located only 2 minutes from the beach, 10 minutes from excellent beach restaurants, 5 minutes from a great spa and 20 minutes from town. Enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches on the island where there is the shade of palms or sun glistened sand. A casual lunch on the beach followed by a swim is always fun or you can or rent a Hobi at the Sailing Club, only a four minute walk.

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
Leslie is more than an accommodating host, she is one of the those people you meet every so often who genuinely care about the well-being of those around her. Her beautiful villa, just off the beach, was at once a romantic getaway and peaceful refuge. The pictures in this ad do not do it justice. Each bedroom is comfortable. Aircon and overhead fans. Outdoor and indoor showers. Furnishings were tasteful. Everything worked (internet was a bit slow, but it's Las Terrenas). The open-air living room, the dining gazebo, the grill, the private garden, and direct beach access all made the experience feel like a subtle luxury without vanity. I was an expat in Asia for seven years. During that time, I experienced most of the South East Asian islands in settings ranging from 5-star Jetsetter to backpacker hostels to undercover squalor through periods of time ranging from a few days to a few months. I mention this only to stress that I am not without experience when I say that Leslie and her villa were the single most important factor in making my trip to DR a great one. Las Terrenas is an expat hub of mostly Europeans (particularly French). To go local, you'd need to venture away from the beach by a couple kilometers. However, Las Terrenas is far from the all-inclusive (read: generic and exclusive) resort thing. It is a wonderful little beach town with all the local flavor and smiles of a simple place. All sorts of food (cafes, restaurants, groceries) , good drink, water sports, and excursions are there for the pickings. Yet, it's easy to find a stretch of peaceful beach or a quiet cup of coffee. It's small enough to walk just about anywhere, but you could also rent a motorbike or flag a ride on one. While the town is easy enough to navigate on the fly, Leslie still went out of her way to provide a list of the recommended eateries, helped us secure transportation into / out of town, and provided invaluable tips on things to do. She was never more than a phone call away and very responsive to even the most mundane of requests. Honestly, she made me feel like I was her friend more than her tenant/guest. This is the first recommendation for any accommodation I have ever given and it does not begin to express how grateful I am for the experience. Thank you, Leslie.
Mar 2014
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Leslie Honey

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
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We are now semi-retired and enjoying our lives between our farm in New Hampshire where we raise and sell day-lilies and our winter home in Las Terrenas. We enjoy renting and maintaining our three properties and meeting people who have chosen Las Terrenas as their vacation destination. We enjoy introducing them to different parts of the town if they wish and advising them about the best restaurants, attractions and beaches in the area.

Leslie Honey purchased this house in 2000

We have enjoyed coming to Las Terrenas since 1982 when it really was an authentic fishing village. We have watched it grow over the years and become a place that we could not have imagined. It still has its magnetic attraction for us even though it is now a premier tourist destination because of its incredible natural beauty.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights
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La Paloma, Island Living in a Tropical Garden, 2 Minute Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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5

EXCELLENT!!!

  • 5 of 5
Perfecto!!! Our family enjoyed every minute if our fabulous stay over Christmas vacation. The house is lovely, the hosts are wonderful and we will be back. I highly recommend a stay at La Paloma.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you all and hope that you have started a family tradition. Glad the house worked for your Christmas reunion with your grown children. We have tried to created areas where people can be separate and then come together as a large group. Christmas Eve was fun at Mojitos, thanks for including us in your group.
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5

RETURN TO LAPALOMA..!!!! FOR THE 2ND TIME...ESTABLISHING A TRADITION!

  • 5 of 5
We came back..it feels like home to us. We had so much fun again this year...there is so much exploring to do...lots of interesting history here. Bill and Leslie know the area so well, and understand the culture, and were able to make suggestions for visits, food, hikes, adventures. The pictures don't do LaPaloma justice..it is a magical place, nestled in beautiful flowers and trees with many nooks and hangout places.for reading or napping.They thought of everything....fans and mosquito nets over each bed and sitting area...It is quiet..in the morning the birds are fabulous. The beach is a 2 min. walk, and there are many beach bars and restaurants with any kind of food and drink you would want. we love it that we can brush up on our Spanish and French...and both are spoken here..This has been a perfect time of year for weather.Thanks for the wonderful time...see you in 12 months or less! Love the fact that we could do our laundry here, great line space, fresh air. M&D
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: WE were thrilled to have you return. I know that you enjoyed the upgrades we have completed since your last stay. We especially like the new kitchen floor and counter and the master bedroom floor as well. The canopy on the master bedroom bed and new box net give an elegant and romantic air to the room. We have had fun making it "better than ever" and will continue to do so. Looking forward to your next visit already.
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WONDERFUL!!

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic experience - we had the most wonderful time at La Paloma. We were three couples and two toddlers and La Paloma was the perfect setting. Safe, quiet and extremely close to the beach. There were great private sitting areas for all and a 'heavenly' outdoor bar/grilling area for entertaining. The house was a short walk to town and dozens of beach bars. Bill and Leslie couldn't have been more gracious hosts, and had the house provisioned wonderfully, including details such as fresh water, flashlights, beach toys for the kids etc. We feel very lucky to have found La Paloma and are looking forward to returning in the very near future.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We were delighted that you came to La Paloma and Las Terrenas for the holidays and hope that you will come back soon. We agree that Las Terrenas is a special place and that our location and property is one of the best for families with small children and for travelers without a car.
We enjoyed meeting you all and glad that the six of you found all the many areas to find privacy and together time. We especially enjoy the bar and grill area when we are entertaining at the house and like the choice of using gas or charcoal. Glad that you enjoyed all the good restaurants and great food that Las Terrenas has to offer. You were great explorers.
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VACATION HOUSE

  • 4 of 5
We had a lovely time in Las Terrenas and everything was just fine. Unfortunately, it rained (afternoon showers) and the misquitos were awful...I got eaten alive on the back patio...I guess I should be glad I was there as those poor things were starving..very strange misquitos as I never felt them bite, but then I would itch like crazy...lol. all in all we enjoyed our stay very much, the house was lovely, the beds compfy and the a/c was a life saver!! :) Great location ...nice walk to the beach, close to town, and the beach was great...found all sorts of shells, etc..Very well worth anyone wanting to stay there...only I would suggest in the "dry" season when the misquitos are not so hungry...lol :) Thanks everyone associated with this vacation...it was great..
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed the house, its location and Las Terrenas and do hope that you will come again during a drier month. We enjoy meeting our guests when we are there from November to April.
We're sorry that you were there during a rainy spell. We are not there right now but understand from neighbors and friends that the rain has been excessive and the mosquitoes much thicker than usual because of it. We did have our gardener fumigate two times the week before you came but the rains can make that ineffective. Thank you for your review.
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WONDERFUL WINTER ESCAPE!

  • 5 of 5
For anyone seeking a comfortable vacation house in a quiet location near a beautiful beach, this is it! La Paloma's lush setting provides just the right combination of sun and shade and is a wonderful oasis from the busy activity of downtown La Terrenes. The front yard was a favorite spot for enjoying bird activity and coffee; the backyard for evening dining. The kitchen is well equipped, the outside shower divine, and the overall layout perfect for a couple, family, or two couples. Everything was extremely well maintained and Leslie and Bill were fantastic hosts.. The beach is less than a two minute walk away. It was clean, minimally populated, and had many palm trees to provide shade. We walked to many restaurants (beachside and very casual), fruit/veggie stands, and the air conditioned grocery store. No one takes credit cards but there are plenty of ATMs. We rented a scooter for a few days and recommend it. The country side is gorgeous...coffee trees, mango, coconut, etc. Coson beach is another beautiful beach that is about 15 minutes away by scooter, car, or ATV. Good lunch at Luis's. We stayed for 10 days and had great weather...just one rainy day. A beautiful and relaxing vacation for us.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed your vacation almost as much as you did and hope you will come back to our island. Glad the scooter worked for you around town and getting you to Coson. Yes, the birds are wonderful at breakfast in the front yard. I'm replenishing the nature guides that somehow have disappeared. Great bugs and insects too for the naturalists and lizards galore, fortunately no poisonous snakes. Our gardens have become an oasis in a developing Las Terrenas.
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NYC
5

PERFECT BEACH VACATION

  • 5 of 5
We spent a memorable week in this tropical paradise at the beginning of April. The house is a perfect walking distance from the beach (especially with young children) and yet close enough to the center of town for shopping and restaurants. The gardens surrounding the house are beautifully maintained and very private. The house itself is clean and spacious enough to accommodate a group of 6 (including 2 children). All of the beds except for the separate twin beds have mosquito netting which is definitely a must have during the season that we stayed. The owners went out of their way to show us around town, offer advice and assistance whenever we asked. Wished we could have stayed longer and will definitely return for another visit.
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We hope that you will come back now that you see how easy it is to get to LT from JFK on JetBlue. It was great to see you, your kids and parents enjoying themselves. Las Terrenas truly does appeal to people of all ages and we feel the house works well for six people in that there are several areas to be private and several spaces to join together. Sorry you were there for that infestation of mosquitoes that occurred after the rainy spell the week before. They are not generally that thick and we do not generally get rainy spells that last as long. Glad that you discovered Coson beach and Luis Restaurant.
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
El Catey (AZS)
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Playa Ballenas, only a two minute walk
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
3 minute walk

Weeks in January and February are exciting time on the Samana Peninsula when the east coast humpback whales come to the Samana Bay to breed and bear. Whale watching is fun and exciting. Visiting the Limon Waterfall is enjoyed by most who do it. There are many tours in the area to distant beaches, coffee plantations etc. Not to be missed is the Walk the Plank Zipline in Samana, it's a real adventure.

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Las Terrenas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 21 - Dec 15
3 night minimum stay
$120
 
 
Holiday
Dec 16 - Jan 6
10 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
High Season
Jan 7 - Apr 12
7 night minimum stay
$1,155
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$165
 

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
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1) Guest Bedroom 1., Double Beds (1) Master Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twins in Buest Room 2, Child Beds (1) Trundle bed which pulls out from under Queen in Guest Room1., Baby Cribs (1) Available with notice. Porta Crib.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
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