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Paola & Joe Allegra

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

Beautiful Beach Front Villa on Punta Bonita

3 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Las Terrenas Villa Rental Photos and Description

Beach House Villa- 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Villa Allegra is located in one of the most beatiful beaches Las Terrenas offers: Playa Bonita. The main house has 2 bedrooms with exceptional ocean view. It has a large pool that overlooks the oversize garden and ocean. Villa Allegra is a preserved paradise. The design of the house is as open as possible to retain the contact with the tropical garden as much as possible and to guarantee the spectacular view onto the beach from nearly every angle of the villa, while assuring the tropic breeze to ventilate the house without barriers. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern domestic appliances. The rent includes a cleaning lady from 9:00-1:00 three times a week.. If needed, it is possible to hire extra help.

Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Paola & Joe Allegra (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

Reviews

2.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

Beautiful Beach Front Villa on Punta Bonita
average rating of 2.6666667 based on 3 reviews
toronto
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Description misrepresented, overrated

  • 2 of 5

The villa is placed in a most beautiful place of Punta Bonita, with miles of unobstructed view of blue sky and coral reefed sea, gorgeous palm trees, other villas at reasonable distance.

BUT (there is a long list of buts, proving that a lot of elements in the villa description were untrue, or misleading). Most of the problem are related to geographical position , and to poor maintenance.

The villa is placed outside the city limits of Las Terrenas, and as per owner admission, many services, like water, electricity, internet don’t perform as they should. Do not expect Internet to work, except for a total of couple of hours a day, intermittently. We had no internet for five days. Nowhere in the description of the villa is its position outside the city mentioned.

Many other problems were due to the neglect and poor management. The villa is managed by AIC; they are supposed to bring villa to the best, before the new renters come. This did not happen. When we came, the bedrooms in the bungalow were stinking with mold; nobody could sleep there ; We found the boiler broken, so we had no hot water for five days. The grill did ignite; someone came, but did not fix it properly. The pool broke; seven days later the pool has not ready to be used. We tripped on some broken wood on the terrace. None of the ceiling fans in the living room worked.One had to be replaced. Many electrical outlets do not work (example: the ones by the nightstands; therefore no nightlight). TV down for non paid subscription.

The villa is a cesspool of cockroaches and mosquitoes. Most of roaches were, and still are in the kitchen ( under furniture, in the drawers)and upper bedroom.Please see attached pictures. Fumigation was done outside the house, with no success. We killed some with ORO. Mosquitoes are very aggressive; I had to see a doctor to treat my very bad reaction. Please see pictures.

Security is another issue: The village has a guarded main entrance, but the entrance from the beach is very accessible. ON Sunday, May 1st, three separate vendors trespassed the backyard; one went as far as in the kitchen, to get a knife.

In many other days we had many workers (4-6 for each job, coming one by one or in small groups) to fix the mentioned problems.Very few introduced themselves or had an ID.Having so many people around at all times of the day made us very uncomfortable.

We sent at least 20

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mia, It is very unfortunate that you felt compelled to write such an unjust review of our property and villa, especially after many years of very happy and satisfied guests that have stayed there, and none that experienced the horrible untruths that you wrote. It is not a 5 star resort by any means, but Villa Allegra is our humble vacation home, that we have chosen to share with others. The pictures on the website are accurate and very representative of the property and the surrounding area. My wife and 2 young kids stayed out our villa for Spring break, just 3 weeks before your arrival…and we experienced none of what you mention. It was, as usual, a fantastic vacation for the four of us. Your rental consisted of 3 weeks, and your specific request was that you wanted to use your own broker/manager, and not our contracted one. We agreed to that, considering we also knew her, and also paid her the commission directly. Our broker/manager was not contracted for your stay, by your own personal request. It was you and your broker’s responsibility to notify us of any inconveniences you experienced, so we could address them. To mention that our management company AIC was not helpful is just not fair to them. They were very active in trying to address your concerns. You actually didn’t contact me until 2 weeks into your 3 week stay, to complain about many things – of which most could have been addressed and corrected in the first few days of your stay, if I had only know. Other things, such as miniature beach crabs in our back yard, or mosquito bites that sent you to the doctor, or that you needed a larger toilet…are things we unfortunately could not assist with. We were advised by our housekeeper that came to the residence routinely, and then daily during the last week – that you and your two guests lived in our villa in quite disarray with food and garbage left throughout the property, and soiled linens on the beds. All these conditions may very well have attracted pests from the tropical outdoors, while the villa remained completely open throughout the day and early evening. When we spoke, I was extremely sympathetic to all you experienced…and wanted desperately to address the concerns. I offered to refund the final week of your rental, although I was under no obligation to do so – but you were insistent that you wanted to stay, and threatened us with such an unfavorable review. At our expense, we had our housekeeper come to the villa every day.
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Montclair, NJ USA
5

A great villa for a great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family just returned from Las Terrenas, where we stayed at the beautiful Villa Allegra. Villa Allegra is a warm and inviting villa with lots of charm and character, as well as a breathtaking view across its pool and rolling green lawn toward the gorgeous Playa Bonita. For those of us who like to swim, Villa Allegra has a very large pool and, just beyond its signature blue gate, an incomparable beach with calm waters and no crowds. If nature’s beauty combined with peace and quiet is what you crave, Villa Allegra will deliver. We highly recommend Villa Allegra.

There are three special aspects of Villa Allegra we must highlight. First, working with Villa Allegra’s owner was wonderful. We had many questions about the villa and the Las Terrenas area. Villa Allegra’s owner was knowledgeable and responsive, and answered all of our questions in a timely manner. In addition, the owner’s property management company was responsive and provided excellent service.

Second, we must highlight the charm of the villa itself. Villa Allegra is a Caribbean style, with cool white walls and rich brown wood shutters and doors. Every morning, we opened up the villa’s louvered folding doors to enjoy another “day in paradise”. The view toward Playa Bonita is magnificent.

Finally, we must highlight Villa Allegra’s marvelous location. It is located on Punta Bonita, the point where two beautiful beaches, Playa Bonita and Playa Coson, meet. Here the waters are calm and crystal clear. And no crowds! On most days we were the only people on the beach, making it feel like we had our own private beach.

If you want to see more people, the very vibrant town of Las Terrenas is a short drive away, where you can enjoy a culturally diverse mix of Dominican, French, and Italian and other international residents and tourists. If you choose not to cook in the villa’s large and fully-appointed kitchen, Las Terrenas has many excellent restaurants where you can choose among a variety of delicious cuisines.

Staying at Villa Allegra, with its magnificent views, charm and character, warm and vibrant environment, large pool, and excellent management, made our vacation perfect.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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unser 2016 Urlaub in Villa Allegra kaput gemacht

  • 1 of 5

Las Terrenas Urlaub 2016

Meine Geschwister, mein Mann und ich verbrachten, 2012, einen unvergesslichen Urlaub in der o.g.Ortschaft, unvergesslich nicht zuletzt dank der wunderbaren Villa Buena Vista, unserem Unterkunft. Da hat uns an nichts gemangelt. Also entschieden wir, uns erneut in L.T .zu treffen und, da Villa B.V nicht verfügbar war, mieteten wir uns in der Villa Allegra,für drei Wochen ein.

Fataler Fehler, denn dies Haus hat uns komplett den Urlaub vermasselt:

Die ersten fünf Tage hatten wir kein warmes Wasser;

Bei dem mit Gas betriebene Grill war die Zündung defekt;

Der Schwimmbecken entleerte sich (Fehler des Schwimmbeckenpflegers) und fünf Tage dauerte es, bis wir erneut haben schwimmen können;

Zwei Zimmerventilatoren waren vom ersten Tag kaputt .Es dauerte Tage

um sie betriebsfähig zu machen, Zeit in der in unserer Villa, unangemeldet, täglich neue Gesichter kamen(das gleiche, wie bei den anderen Reparaturarbeiten.)

Für mich aber das größte Problem waren die Kakalaken.In allen Räumen;

Obwohl in der Reklame für das Haus gesichert wurde über Internet und Fernseher zu verfügen, hatten wir die ganze Zeit entweder kein oder nur sporadisch Internet und der Fernseher wurde gesperrt zwei Tage wegen Nichtbezahlung der Fernsehgebühren.

Da das Internet nicht funktionierte, mussten wir mit Vermietungsagentur und mit dem Hauseigentümer telefonieren, was die Telefonkosten in die Höhe trieb.

So wurde unser Rep.Dom Urlaub in diesem Jahr gründlich kaputt gemacht.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
El Catey (AZS) & Santo Domingo (SDQ)
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
Playa Bonita and Playa Coson
Car: recommended

Rent an ATV quad in town and discover the beautiful shoreline and non automobile access areas alongside beach and within town.

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Rates & Availability

Las Terrenas Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High
Jul 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$600
From
$600
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,900
$8,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$600
$2,900
$8,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Daily: 500-600
Weekly: 2600-5000
Monthly: 8000

Please inquire - Discounts may apply for stays of 2 weeks or longer.

***All rates in USD($)***

50% deposit required at time of booking and to hold reservation. Must be via bank wire transfer.
Remaining 50% due 2 weeks prior to arrival(wire transfer or credit card) or at time of arrival (cash only).

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Amenities

Las Terrenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    VIP Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bungalow - toilet , shower , Shared For 2 Bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2nd Floor Master - 1 king
    Poolside VIP - 1 king
    Bungalow 1 - 1 king
    Bungalow 2 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking allowed in outside open areas, but not in bedrooms or bathrooms.

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