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Don or Diana Case

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Hilltop Gated Residence with Ocean View, Infinity pool, Nearby Beaches, Yoga

61 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Dominican Republic Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 1 bath VILLA sleeps 4 + adjacent bungalow allows extra 1 or 2 guest

Enjoy the best of both worlds, a spectacular hilltop ocean view and a short five minute drive to the nearest beach! Villa FALCONA is one of six homes for rent in hilltop Residence Monte Placido. We are located near all the pristine beaches.

FALCONA is spacious with two bedrooms and a large full bathroom. The total sleeping capacity is four, however the "Guest Room" can be added to the reservation for two additional people. The "Guest Room" is about a twelve foot walk from Villa FALCONA

FALCONA has a fully equipped kitchen that opens to the dining area and living room. The living room opens to a balcony with a spectacular "bird's eye" view of the ocean and our tropical gardens.

The master bedroom has a King bed and opens to the bathroom. The second bedroom has a Queen bed (separates for two twin beds). A cot can be added to the second bedroom if you are a family with three children. Traveling with grandparents? The optional "Guest Room" can be added to your reservation. It has a double bed and private bathroom.

FALCONA has a flat screen satellite TV in the living room and free WI-Fi. The rental includes all bedding, bath towels, beach towels and a one time set up of disposable items like soap, shampoo, toilet paper, dish soap, big five gallon bottle of water. A maid comes three times a week for basic cleaning.

Outdoors there is a lovely central pool area shared by the six villas. The infinity pool is a perfect place to relax as you look out over the magnificent ocean view. There are lounge chairs with cushions, a gas barbecue, and tables for a poolside dinner. Near the pool area we have a cozy massage room and the therapist will come upon request. Our tropical gardens feature a huge variety of colorful plants that attract many specious of birds, some seen only in the Dominican Republic.

The most unique feature of RESIDENCE MONTE PLACIDO is Shiva's Cave Yoga Studio. It is built into the hillside and has a natural cave interior chamber. There is a large wooden workout deck overlooking the ocean. The studio is stocked with mats, blocks and belts. Shiva's Cave is available for use by our guests. We can arrange for a private yoga lesson.

RESIDENCE MONTE PLACIDO is very conveniently located. The nearest beautiful beach is only five minutes away. Our peaceful hilltop oasis is a fifteen minute drive to the bustling town of Las Terrenas where you will find two large grocery stores, a delicious blend of European flair restaurants, and sultry Caribbean nightlife.

Public Transportation to Las Terrenas and also Santo Domingo is a five minute walk down our hill where you will find a bus stop on the main road. Vans or pick up trucks called "guaguas" pass by about every twenty minutes going to and from Las Terrenas. Transporte Las Terrenas has a large touring bus that will stop going to Santo Domingo at 4:20, 6:20, and 8:20 AM. The company has busses that leave Santo Domingo at 1:40 and 3:00 PM and will drop you at our nearby stop. It is really very convenient. From the bus stop in Santo Domingo it is a short taxi ride to the airport.

The nearest airport is El Catey (AZS) thirty five minutes, The second nearest is Santo Domingo (SDQ) two hours. Other airports are in Santiago, Punta Cana, and Puerto Plata

The other five villas on MONTE PLACIDO consist of a Studio, a 1 bedroom home with a/c, 2 other 2 bedroom and 3 bedrooms homes. We can accommodate up to 24 guests for events such as weddings parties

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Don or Diana Case (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Don or Diana Case

Don and Diana moved to the Dominican Republic 14 years ago. Don grew up in Paris, France and Diana on Long Island, New York. We married in 1999 and moved to the Dominican Republic in 2002. We built Monte Placido and the six houses as a family residence. In 2011 we began our rental home business. Diana enjoys yoga. She organizes yoga retreats in what we call SHIVAS's CAVE. When Don is not gardening he goes sailing.

Come and join us, relax and enjoy!

Don or Diana Case purchased this villa in 2002

Why Don or Diana Case chose Dominican Republic

Our environment is unique in Las Terrenas because we offer the best of both worlds. Monte Placido captures the peaceful and calming tropical spirit. Travel down our little mountain and in minutes you are at a dozen marvelous beaches. Reach the heart of Las Terrenas in only fifteen minutes where you can enjoy the many fine restaurants and Caribbean nightlife.

What makes this villa unique

The most amazing feature of Monte Placido is our Yoga Cave. The yoga studio has ocean view, a wooden workout deck, and an Iyengar rope wall. It is fully stocked with mats, blankets and blocks. Up the inside stairs is a natural cave, perfect for small discussion groups or meditation. As guests of Monte Placido you are welcome to use the Yoga Cave for your own private workout.

Reviews

4.9
based on 61 traveler reviews

Hilltop Gated Residence with Ocean View, Infinity pool, Nearby Beaches, Yoga
average rating of 4.852459 based on 61 reviews
5

Monte Placido is well worth a stay.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view from our gorgeous villa overlooking lush green hills and the ocean beyond. Very private villas, each with own view of the stunning scenery. The kitchen is well outfitted, the villa airy and spacious. The hosts Don and Diana were always attentive and ready to answer any questions or help out. Their two dogs Bingo and Jolie are sweet and always kept behind the fence. There are nice walks in the area, lots of interesting birds to sight, Las Terrenas is not far away by motoconcho. It is a lovely, safe, tasteful, interesting place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience for future guests. As mentioned, MONTE PLACIDO is comprised of 6 homes, each positioned and designed with privacy in mind. For the potential bird watchers , if you go to our website MONTE PLACIDO VACATION RENTALS see the tab dedicated to bird watching on our little mountain top that at last count by a botanist has 250 different type of plants and flowers that attract birds. Diana and I live on site and we are always happy to help out, share our experience and make sure our guests truly enjoy their stay with us and Samana peninsula. Last point brought up by our guests : LOGISTICS, for those that don't want to rent a vehicle we are conveniently positioned for guests to use local communal taxis and motorbike taxis to get around. See more on this subject on our website under FAQs MONTE PLACIDO VACATION RENTALS Don and Diana Your Hosts.
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One of my favorite holiday 'homes'

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing - we debated whether to stay in the town of Las Terranes or out here and I am SO glad we chose this place. Town is an easy drive and the ability to go into the bustling town, and then come back out to the peace and tranquility of this place was amazing. We LOVED our apartment - kitchen had all that we needed, the balcony was to die for and the bedroom view was spectacular. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experiences for future guests. You are right, travelers have the misconception of wanting to be in town as a panacea. Not so! Also, the same applies to the beach versus the beache(S). In or close to town, you will be restricted to a overdeveloped and bustling beach whereas from MONTE PLACIDO VACATION RENTALS our guests can easily access all the pristine beaches near us or within an easy reach. Our guests stayed in 1 of our 6 very private homes located on our mountain top overlooking the ocean, we can accommodate from 1 up to 7 guests per home or even more if we combine several homes. Looking forward to welcoming Your hosts Diana and Don. (PS we live on site to make sure we meet all your needs)
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beautiful vacation homes atop a lush hill !

  • 4 of 5

The vacation homes were truly a breathtaking paradise. Topped off by the infinity pool and yoga cave, we never wanted to leave! Other than some plumbing and bug issues it was a dream vacation with memories to last a lifetime. Thank you again Diana and Don, we will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your your experience with others. So sorry about the plumbing will check and fix it. These are the Tropics and we try to reduce the bug inconvenience as much as possible with screens on all bedroom windows, yellows lights that attract less the bugs, pesticides but as little as possible "environment oblige"...You stayed up here with us on our mountain open to ocean breeze believe me down there near the beach and LOW lands many more critters to bug you. But as you mentioned it is almost "paradise" and living virtually outdoors is the way to go.
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vacances au top

  • 5 of 5

Je me devais de laisser un message après deux semaines passées à Monte Placido et je dois dire que ces vacances vont rester dans les annales.

Pour commencer parlons du lieu : Monte placido a l'avantage d'être située dans les hauteurs (je ne vous parle pas de la vue panoramique du pays ...) et se situe entre toutes les plus belles plages du coin : Bonita, Cosos, Rincon et Moron. La région est magnifique et si je devais faire le point sur tout ce que j'ai vu je pourrais écrire un annuaire ….

La résidence présente l'avantage d'être très proche de la ville en scooter (que les propriétaires peuvent louer aux locataires ainsi qu'un quad) ce qui permet de participer à la vie nocturne du pays, de faire des courses sans partir à l'autre bout du monde et surtout de ne pas se retrouver en plein milieu des quartiers de touristes.

Les propriétaires sont vraiment sympathiques et Donald (le propriétaire) est totalement bilingue français anglais et espagnol ce qui aide vraiment beaucoup. Toujours de bon conseils, ils nous ont aiguillé ma copine et moi durant notre séjour : ces gens sont très sympathiques et on ne se sent vraiment pas traité comme un touriste.

Pour ce qui est du confort, la villa est parfaitement équipée (service de maison impeccable) et est très sécurisée (même si je pense que la rep dom est contrairement aux idées reçus un pays calme et pas dangereux).

Pour les gens casaniers, il y a même une piscine à débordement incroyable avec vue imprenable sur le pays …. une vraie carte postale (il y a même un barbecue à coté de la piscine).

Bref, si vous voulez de vraies vacances, souffler, voir du pays et des gens sympathiques, je vous recommande vivement d'aller y faire un tour vous allez pouvoir déconnecter du quotidien !

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent!!! One of the best vacation ever! Super

  • 5 of 5

Like paradise!!!!! We ll be back soon!

Thank you😃

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Paradise" Not quite yet!!! Diana and I live on site and we still a have a couple years ahead of us. Eden maybe ....but no apples here...but mangoes and other goodies...
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They are both wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The grounds are as beautiful as the pictures make it look and the entire staff there is friendly and very attentive to your needs. I have only good things to say about my stay. Have fun!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we try our best to make our guests feel at home under the coconut palms. Diana and Don
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
El Catey, AZS Samana . SDQ = 120km
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Many Bars-Restaurants-Discos in Las Terrenas
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Samana to Sabana del mar
Nearest Golf
72 Miles
Playa Grande 1h30 hour scenic drive
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
New highway # 7 Santo Domingo -2h30 scenic drive
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Las Terrenas (wide international choice )
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
El Portillo
Car: recommended

MONTE PLACIDO is on top a tall hill overlooking the ocean. We have a fantastic panoramic view with the ocean on one side and rolling hills on the other. As our guest, you will enjoy a membership to the Las Terrenas Sailing and Beach Club with chaises loungues, bar and restaurant and sail boat rentals.

Las Terrenas is the up and coming small, trendy resort town in the Caribbean. (few all inclusive resorts here). Our little town is comprised of mostly small hotels/inns, residences and homes. Last count 5,000 foreign residents = 45 diff. nationalities thus restaurants/bars for all tastes and budgets. We are only five minutes to the beach, a 10 minute drive to Las Terrenas center - 40 minute from AZS El Catey-Samana Airport and 2h00 from SDQ Santo Domingo airports. For directions to reach our hill top ocean view paradise please contact us. Our residence is perfect for those who want to enjoy the nightlife and at the same time a tranquil tropical get-a-way.

Other Activities: wind surfing, sailing snorkeling, tennis,beach walking, ZIP lining, hiking, birdwatching, yoga

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Rates & Availability

Las Terrenas Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
$96
From
$110
Fri,Sat
$600
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 5 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$96
From
$110
Fri,Sat
$600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$140
$980
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$120
From
$130
Fri,Sat
$840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter - 4 Guest Minimum
Apr 6 2017 - Apr 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
$140
$840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$110
Fri,Sat
$700
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Children under 2 years that sleep in a crib are free. Over two years children are counted as adults.
We reserve the right to apply higher prices during Dominican extended 3 days week ends.
If you cancel less than 14 days in advance we will not issue a refund, however we will apply that amount towards a future stay within the following twelve months (subject to availability). IF we cancel due to natural forces such as hurricane, we will issue a full refund minus the banking fee.
Please note that higher daily rates may apply during extended 3 day extended Dominican Holidays. Yr 2016 = Monday 26 / Feb27 / April 3 / June 4 / Aug 16 / Sept 24

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Amenities

Dominican Republic Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • We are environmentally friendly and all our hot water is generated with solar panels. We provide a one time set up of: 2 rolls of toilet paper, shampoo, soap. Towels changed every other day. Sheets changed once during a week stay. We provide beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Second bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be joined for a Queen. Can add cot or crib.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master bedroom open to bathroom.
  • Falcona has two bedrooms and one bathroom. A "Guest Room" can be added to the reservation to sleep two more guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sailboat
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Look up Monte Placido Vacation Home Rentals on the web and DOWNLOAD OUR DRIVING DIRECTIONS AND PICTURES. Do not depend on GPS in the Dominican Republic. Upon request we can have a meal waiting upon arrival so travel weary guest do not have to go back out again once they arrive. The meal needs to be reserved at least 24 hours in advance.

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