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Beach villa with a view! Las Terrenas DR

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Walk to Playa Baillenes, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, Kitesurfing, scuba diving, fishing. 25 minute walk along the beach to town. Excellent local and European cuisine. Exciting night, dancing, casino. Excursions... whale watching, Limon waterfalls, fishing, scuba diving. Lots of local color in this vibrant Dominican town. Rent includes 3 days/wk (3 hours each) housekeeping. Can be hired for additional time and cooking. Rental of a quad/all terrain vehicle recommended to explore the area and for evening trips to town.

Sailing Club with Kayak, windsurf and buggieboard, sailboat and hobiecat rental.

Once you have decided to rent I will put you in touch with my property manager who will be able to help you with the particulars of your trip and will meet you at the house with keys and information.

Activities in the area: The Samana Peninsula has miles of beautiful beaches, with gorgeous Lomas (hills) running down it's center. Spectacular views! The Samana Bay is a sanctuary for the mating and birthing of Atlantic humpback whales . There are horseback excursions to the impressive Limon waterfall, all manner of watersports is possible,nightclubs and dancing (bachata, merenge, salsa) to keep you hopping, and excellent local and European cuisine to delight the most discerning palate. A new zipline has received rave reviews! There is a small sailing club right down our hill where you can have lunch or rent a boat.

Airports: We fly into Santo Domingo (SDQ), and drive the 2 hours to our home. The trip is on brand new highways that take you through palm plantations, the mountains of a national park, rice paddies and finally along the side of the mountains of the Samana peninsula with spectacular ocean views. We are 30 minutes from a new airport Samana 'El Catey' so check for flights there first.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish, minimal Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Christine

John is a landscaper in the NYC area and Kristy is a photographic stylist.

Christine purchased this house in 2006

Why Christine chose Las Terrenas

We have made our home uniquely ours. We are both artistic with a strong sense of design. Clean lines, artistic touches and the comfort of home is what you will find at Casa Orquedea.

What makes this house unique

The easy walk to the beach plus the hillside location with it's views and breezes makes our property unique in this area.


Las Terrenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master bath has separate enclosed toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master w/bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , a mattress is available to be put on the floor for a child
  • New master bedroom suite on two levels with windows on three sides and gorgeous views! Desk/internet/massage table/bathroom. A world unto itself. 2 bedrooms have sea views. 1 bedroom has garden view
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Housekeeper 3x per week (3 hours each day) included for house maintenance. Available for additional hours and meal preparation. Most dining is done outside at large table. Inside as part of the kitchen there is a high table with two stools. Open concept to the living room/ dining/kitchen. Wall of sliding french doors to terrace. Screens throughout house. Guard for gated community in place 24hrs. In-home massages and manicure/pedicures available. Very reasonable! Massage table in the master bedroom. Lots of DVD's. Young children need supervision on terrace and in the master bedroom.


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Beach villa with a view! Las Terrenas DR
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews
Los Angeles,CA


  • 5 of 5

My stay here was so wonderful! The house is gorgeous. Large, clean, and very relaxing with a wonderful deck that you can have meals on and listen to the sounds of the ocean waves. The views are incredible, you feel swept away.

The short walk down the hill to the beach is easy and you can spend all day swimming in the warm waters, tanning and drinking or eating at the hotels and restaurants nearby. A little farther is the town of Las Terrenas, which is full of shops, stores, restaurants, and nightclubs. We rented ATV's from a company in town and rode around different areas of the peninsula, we even climbed up to see a waterfall. I would recommend this rental to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2009
  • Stayed: March 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful View!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful four days at your lovely beach villa! Loved the outstanding ocean view (especially at sunset), the outdoor dining, the garden, walking along the beach to town, and the feel of your Mediterranean-style home. The huge master bedroom had a perfect cross breeze, which made for a comfortable night's sleep (and afternoon reading). Your property manager was very helpful and I would recommend hiring your housekeeper for at least one dinner in. We had an exceptional traditional dinner with Mahi Mahi caught that day, and although I don't speak Spanish, we had a fun conversation using Google Translate! Also, the highways are much nicer than the tour books lead you to believe.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience for the entire family

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here and it was perfect for our family of 4; two adults and two teenagers. It was in a convenient location to the beach, town, shopping and restaurants. It was comfortable and had all the conveniences of home. The owners were great and prepared us for our trip by giving us a lot of information before our arrival with recommendations of things to do, places to eat, sites to see and guided us when we had questions.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you as guests. It sounds like you really used your time here to explore all the things that Las Terrenas has to offer!
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Incredible escape!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week at the Villa Orquidea and fell in love with the home, the village, and the people of Las Terrenas.

It was incredible to have a beautiful kitchen to cook at home, and to dine overlooking the ocean. It is spacious enough have a large group of people. But we enjoyed having the entire house to ourselves. The location of the house allows for seclusion and privacy while being a short walk from the amazing beach, and the restaurants in town.

We also chose to have massages in the house each morning by Amada. What a perfect way to start the day!

We will definitely be returning soon to Las Terrenas and this unique home away from home.

Many thanks to Kristy for sharing this wonderful place with us.

Anna and Eli

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our home and the wonderful town and beaches of Las Terrenas. Having the massage table in our master suite does make it most luxurious!
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Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect location for our two week stay in LT in July 2014. The breeze from the ocean made the house feel pleasant even on the hottest days, the views from the large terrace onto lush vegetation with the ocean in the background were breath taking and the house itself well designed, fully equipped and tastefully decorated. Everything looked just like the pictures (or even better). The trip into town for food and entertainment was quick in the vehicle we rented from the housekeeper - definitely recommended. We have stayed at other vacation rentals in LT before but (finally) have found the best possible vacation home for our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful! Our paradise is your paradise!
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  • 5 of 5

What an incredible vacation this one week was at Las Terrenas at Kristy and John's house.

I had a blast with my 5 year old son alongside a close friend.

We've loved every minute spent in this positive energy injecting house.

Lovely views, tasteful simple interior design, large kitchen, incredible balcony, duplex comfort, lovely house keeper and safe feeling provided by guards.

Gorgeous beaches are all near by.

This place has a harmonious marriage between a nature and civilization.

We can not stop talking about it and we can not wait to go back again and again and again.

Do not miss out going to Playa Bonita and Playa Coson for the best beach walk in this universe.

Our new favorite easy to get to from New York destination is Casa Orquidea-Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic.

Viva Casa Orquidea, promise to wait for us.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahhh, you share our feelings for our house and the area. Our little piece of paradise. Return visits are always welcome!
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Car: recommended

Las Terrenas is an exciting Dominican town with a strong European ex-patriot population, French, Italian, German. It is located on the Samana Peninsula, with some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. You can walk for miles along gorgeous palm treed beaches with delightful small hotels and High rises! Great local and European cuisine, exciting night life, lots to do! Our home is one of only handful of houses that sit on a hill with ocean view and is walking distance to the beach (5 minutes) and town (25 minutes).

Other Activities: Kite boarding, zipline, ATV excursions

Golf: We are about 1 1/2 hours up the coast from a beautiful golf course at Playa Grande.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

There is only room for one midsize car or small SUV in our garage. (RAV 4 size)
Any other vehicles will need to be parked down by the beach.
6 adult maximum. any additional will be charged $50/p/p/night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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