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Spectacular Ocean Front Panoramic Views, 100 Feet From The Beach &pool

Claire Rock

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Claire Rock

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2015
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Spectacular Ocean Front Panoramic Views, 100 Feet From The Beach &pool

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Samana Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms/2 Baths/+Loft/Cathedral Ceiling Condo Sleeps 6

Enjoy the Dominican Republics newest Ecotourism area in Samana. Halfway between the port and town of Santa Barbara and Las Galeras, The Cove offers a laid back atmosphere, with spectacular ocean and beach views. Whales can be viewed from the beach. Within 30 minutes of the most popular destinations, including the 'Walk the Plank Zip Line', Cascade Lulu, Rincon Beach, Playita, horseback riding, scuba and snorkelling. Other popular attractions include deep sea fishing, boating, Los Haitises National park, Kayaking, ATV tours, El Valle Beach, El Limon Waterfall, many restaurants, and the town of Las Terrenas 45 minutes away.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Claire Rock (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2015

About Claire Rock

We have been enjoying The Cove since 2006 and recently purchased this Condo for rental. All amenities are included for an 'at home' feeling.

Claire Rock purchased this condo in 2013

Why Claire Rock chose Samana

The scenery is spectacular. Secluded and protected Cove with crystal clear water, set to a backdrop of water and mountains. Wake up to magnificent sunrises and colourful sunsets. Migrating Whales can be seen from the beach January through March.

What makes this condo unique

2nd story condo with amazing panoramic unobstructed views, cathedral ceilings, excellent breeze, and 2nd floor adds privacy, split units that are more quiet and more efficient than regular air conditioning units. Sidewalk around the building and leading to the street.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Spectacular Ocean Front Panoramic Views, 100 Feet From The Beach &pool
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
New York
5

Beautifully Scenic

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful home in a wonderful place. We loved our time at the Cove. The scenery was beautiful, the folks/visitors were extremely friendly and helpful. The owner was available, and full of ideas to assure a great time while vising Samana. I would highly recommend this Condo for a vacation choice. If you enjoy getting up in the morning and watching nature at its best this is an awesome place.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed The Cove and my condo. We are very fortunate to have such nice and outgoing neighbors who spend a fair amount of time at The Cove and are willing to help guests. I hope you will come back to visit again. P.S. Would love to hear about the rest of your trip traveling around the island.
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the DR and we will definitely go back. Our first morning we saw whales from the balcony of the condo. The condo was just exactly as we expected from the pictures. We spent lots of time on the balcony enjoying the view.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing my property. I am glad you enjoyed seeing whales from the balcony and hope to have you back in the near future. As per our phone conversation upon your return, I followed your suggestions and added more kitchen gadgets.
Nicasio, CA
5

Excellent place to stay. Watch humpback whales from the terrace.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our stay in the condo very much. A real treat was to see whales breaching, flippering and spouting each day we were there from the terrace, typically as we had breakfast or perhaps dinner; for this, good binoculars are most useful, although a large whale was sufficiently close and energetic on the last evening, that no glasses were needed. The apartment was spacious, especially for just the two of us, and it would easily be comfortable for up to 6 people. We found all was in good working order, and there were plenty of kitchen goodies for dinner prep, etc. The main bed was quite comfortable. The pool was very nice, serving also as social center for meeting owners or guests staying in other condos. The Cove is on one of the prettiest parts of the peninsula, and it is far enough out that it is less crowded than much of the rest of the coast. Being so distant meant that having our own rental car was nearly a necessity to visit other interesting places on the peninsula. Well, that’s not strictly true, as I noted some people arranged to go on tours often, but it would certainly limit my freedom.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you had an enjoyable visit. It is the best time of year for Whale Watching and we have also seen then from the 2nd story terrace. It is a real treat. I appreciate you taking the time and your comments in your great review. It was a pleasure emailing and conversing with you, and I hope you continue with great travels.You are always welcome back.
5

Our Dream Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

My new bride and I stayed 5 nights at The Cove for our honeymoon and had a wonderful experience. We were very lucky to have the homeowners Claire, Les and their son staying in their condo next door. They were gracious hosts showing us around the condo, giving us great advice and even feeding us dinner our first night!

The condo itself is very spacious with two full baths, 3 AC units, comfortable beds (the bed in the master was very nice!) and can sleep 6 comfortably. Even a TV with cable! (although there are very few english speaking channels) There is a nice patio in front with views of the pool, beach and ocean. The previous review mentioned limited hot water, Claire said they installed a new hot water heater and we had no problems even when both of us were showering at the same time. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, pans, and appliances. There were plenty of towels and washcloths in the bathrooms too. We also had wifi (even on the beach!), which worked reasonably well considering the remote location. There was 24 hour armed security to give you peace of mind as well.

We had grand plans for adventures in Las Galeras and on the peninsula but found ourselves lounging on the beach more often than not. Why leave paradise? The condo includes beach loungers and we put them to good use. The beach has a great mix of sun and shade, the waves were calm for the most part and with the shelter of the cove swimming was very nice. We very much liked the privacy, there were at most a dozen people on the beach or at the pool each day and one of the condo owners called it crowded!

Some tips:*Bring binoculars! We saw several whales from the beach with our binoculars. The whale watching boats will tip you off on where to look.

*Do everything you can to arrive at The Cove in daylight, driving at night in the DR is dangerous as it is, it would be very difficult to try to find the cove and navigate the roads at night.

*Go to El Monte Azul! We ate there 3 times during our stay. When we had lunch we spotted 8 whales. Arrive for sunset then have dinner, simply breathtaking! We highly recommend the steak and also Ceviche/Tartar combo dish. Simply amazing food - so good it rivaled the views! Be sure to call ahead for reservations.

*Catch at least one sunrise from the point. Be sure to wear shoes when you venture onto the point as the rocks are very sharp.

The only thing that could have made it better would be if we could have stayed longer. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, it is always nice to hear positive points and helpful to hear what we can do better for our guests. I am glad to hear the new water heater worked well for you. Thank you for all the suggestions you made to future renters, they are all great ideas. I will be sure to bring binoculars on my next trip. So happy you enjoyed our condo at The Cove and hope you will return soon.
4

Beautiful beach-front property with great views and nearby access to beautiful beaches

  • 4 of 5

Off the beaten path, comfortable, fully-equipped. Gorgeous balcony/terrace and oceanfront views from terrace. Pros: friendly and responsive owners; helpful on-site property manager; cute beach only a few steps in front of apartment; private, away from crowds. Cons: Polyester sheets; intermittent hot water; weak internet connection. Overall, we would highly recommend this property to others and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for staying at my condo. I appreciate your feedback, especially the cons. As a result, I changed the hot water heater the day after your departure and I am glad to report that it now has uninterrupted hot water. There is also 100% cotton sheets available as a choice. I hope you will return soon and experience the difference for yourself.
Nashville, TN
5

Slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week during the holidays with our two young daughters and had an amazing time. The Cove is about halfway between Samana Bay and Las Galeras, making it really easy to get to both. The beds were comfortable, everything was clean, and CoCo, the community caretaker, was always available to help us with anything we needed. We loved having the pool just steps away and there are no words to express how beautiful this location really is in person.

The only issue we ever had was the hot water only lasts for a few minutes at a time. It's more of an inconvenience than anything as you can reset it easily, but with 4 of us staying there and often having to shower within a short period of time of each other, it was a frequent concern. But there's worse things than having to take really quick showers!

Definitely check out Playa Rincon and La Playita beach - the latter if you have young kids, because the water was so calm and perfect for them. Our favorite local restaurants were El Cabito (a must! call ahead for reservations and they only take cash), IL Pirata, and C L'Aventura de John. Mimasa was the best place to buy groceries.

Most of all, we really appreciate the willingness and friendliness of the homeowners as they provided so much information to us before (and during) the trip and were extremely responsive! It was a pleasure being able to rent from them.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne, I am so happy you and your family had a great stay at The Cove. I agree with you La Playita is a beautiful beach, perfect for young children. I am terribly sorry that the water heater did not function well and that you had to reset it so many times. I know it is too late now, but if you had told Coco, he would have fixed it for you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, I truly appreciate your feedback. I hope you will return to The Cove and vacation at my condo again. Sincerely, Claire

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Dominican Republic
Car: recommended

Many activities and sightseeing tours, including Whale watching, horseback riding, catamaran tours, beach tours, snorkel, horseback riding, Kayaking, swimming, ATV tours, Dune Buggy, Zip Line, El Limon Waterfall

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Samana Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Aug 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $50
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Samana Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Guest room - 2 twin/ single , extra long twins
    Loft - 1 queen , loft overlooking family room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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