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Villa Chinola Stunning Villa Walking Distance To Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms +2 Additional Beds +1 Crib, Sleeps 10 Persons+baby

The best location according to all our guests. You have everything there: wonderful villa, private pool, nice beach, easy access to bars and restaurants, privacy and quick ride to the typical village.

Villa Chinola is a short walking distance from Playa Las Ballenas, one of the nicest sand beaches in Las Terrenas, with crystal clear water, calm because protected by a coral reef that you will enjoy exploring, with many beach restaurants and bars and activities right there.

Arrival of local fishermen boats everyday before your BBQ party. The villa is located in a luxuriant property in the middle of palm trees and tropical flowers.

According to Time Magazine: Las Terrenas with its 15 miles of deserted, turquoise-water beaches has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Sonia and Philippe the owners will help you organizing your arrival and stay in Villa Chinola (advice for airports and transfer from and to the airport). Once there, Valérie our manager will provide you with on-site advice and assistance to ensure an unforgettable stay. She will help you in organizing your diving, snorkeling, fishing expeditions or kiting, horseback riding on the beach. You will receive a comprehensive Rental Guide with suggestions for restaurants, nightclubs, where to go, best beaches,etc.

The house keeper will keep your villa perfectly clean and is an excellent cook too, specialized in lobsters, fish and shrimps on BBQ and dominican dishes (on request).

At the begining Las Terrenas was only a fishing village.

Dicovered 20 years ago by a few french travellers it turned to be today a cosmopolitan place with more than 30 nationalities living there making it a totally amazing place. Many restaurants will delight you, ranging from very simple Dominican to the most sophisticated international cuisine, as well as many places dedicated to the night-life lovers. You won’t have enough time to try them all. If you want to prepare your own meals a modern supermarket will provide all your needs and can deliver your goods to the villa (french wine at very reasonable price). Don’t miss the french bakery with crispy baguettes and delicious pastries and coffees.

In the village you will find also banks and ATM’s and a wide choice of shops (handicrafts, souvenirs, jewels, paintings, artcrafts.

Peninsula of Samana has a lot to offer ranging from waterfalls, natural parks, rain forests, whale watching (from Feb to April), deserted sandy beaches and most of all : the famous kindness of dominican people ... Las Terrenas is one of the latest paradise in the world do not miss it.

The villa is naturally fresh and cool, being very spaceful and open, with many different spots for each one privacy . All 4 bedrooms have its private toilet and bathroom.

Villa Chinola is your villa whether you are coming for your honeymoon, with family or friends up to 10 persons. 3 bedrooms with 1 queen size bed and 1 bedroom with 2 twins that can be put together to become an other queen bed. 2 additional beds can be put in any bedroom. A crib and high chair if needed.

The Villa has been recently updated to include a brand new bedroom and inverters, new roof and many more.

More Details


Las Terrenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Separated toilet for each bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , An Outdoor shower is at your disposal next to the pool
  • 4 bathrooms with separate WCs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , 1 queen, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib, A/C. Private bath and WC
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 queen, A/C. Private bath and WC
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin/single, can be joined to a king, A/C, private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Separate bedroom from the main house with private bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10 Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib, A/C. Private bath and WC Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, A/C. Private bath and WC Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/single, can be joined to make a king, A/C, private bath and WC Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, Private bath and WC All bedrooms are separate en suite, very private from one another. One bedroom has its own balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Villa Chinola Stunning Villa Walking Distance To Sandy Beach
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 22 reviews

Fantastic stay in a wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing moment in Villa Chinola.

First, the beauty of Las Terranas, its white sand beaches with crystal waters, the animation in the village, the gorgeous restaurants and activities have all contributed to the success of our vacations.

Then, the house is really gorgeous, full of charm. It is comfortable for two families and their kids.

Located close to the village but in a quiet street, we have been able to rest peacefully. The pool is a welcoming moment after a full day at the beach!

We will return!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

It is a nice house but they need to make some changes ,the refrigerator is too little and it doesn't keep the food at the temperature that it was supposed to so I have to threw in the garbage the meat, cheese,milk and many more things also the water system wasn't working for 2 days and the water smells terrible and it was dirty. Although than that everything was fine and the location is good, I sujest that they make some changes to make the stay a better experience

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen, We are very sorry that your stay at Villa Chinola was not as perfect as expected. We have debriefed with our staff and it appears that both problems were actually linked and are due to electrical issues. Somehow, electricity breakers were damaged or unplugged at the Villa during your stay. The water system uses a pump and thus did not operate properly because of this. Once you mentioned the issue to our manager, our team found out where the problem was within a day and solved it. Once more, it is very unfortunate that it happened during your stay at Villa Chinola and hope you could stay with us again another time. Philippe and Sonia Rousseau
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fabulous house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a GREAT stay at Villa Chinola. The house is all open, perfect condition, nice pool, great housekeeping and cook (that is what I call real vacation!), nicely decorated, very calm. Walking distance to a beautiful beach, close to the village of Las Terrenas, where you can find everything you need from restaurants to supermarkets, shopping and cool bars. A little further away, there are tones of other beaches with different activities (if you are in the mood for other experiences like kite surfing, surfing, windsurf...). So many things to do!!!

We, as a family, highly recommend this house.

Also, the owners/management make a great team, very responsive, nice and knowledgeable on the area and activities.

Great vacation overall!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Vacations!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful week in Las Terrenas. Villa Chinola is just a little paradise where we had the best Tacos ever made by Madeline, the cook. The house is very well maintained and Valerie (the manager) and Philippe (the owner) have been very helpful in recommending places around to visit. Thanks to both of them for being so kind. Plenty of activities for everyone in the family. We will never forget our holidays in Las Terrenas.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible house and place

  • 5 of 5

Our experience has been wonderful at Villa Chinola. The house is simply amazing. The manager Valerie and the housekeeper Madelyn (who cooked for us delicious meals) were just wonderful and my 3 kids really enjoyed the pool and also the beach which is really close to the house. We recommend without any hesitation this house and we thank Philippe the owner for his good advices and recommendations in terms of restaurants and activities.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully imperfect

  • 3 of 5

The house was nice, just as described. The maid came daily, she was very nice. The yard and outside area's where so inviting and peaceful, except the construction of some new houses behind the property. That was a bit noisy at times. All the bedrooms are open to the bathrooms so that does not help keep the space cool, the master has huge ceilings so cooling that was expensive and it still wasn't worth (or cool enough) the fee's charged. I was not at all cool enough for the money paid. Keep in mind you get hit with an electric bill upon leaving. We used the AC units very very minimally, I was still surprised with cost! We had overnight security that came with the rental, He was a very nice man and very helpful from 7:PM- to 6:AM, YET... we were robbed for everything on the patio sometime between 6am and 7am one morning. They stole my Bluetooth speaker, liquor and even all the bug spray. Luckily that was all that was out there, but the thought is scary, makes me think people in back watch the house and the movement of the people staying so beware. I've stayed in a few other rentals in the area, being robbed was not an issue. The other issue, that was pretty gross, not sure where or how but some how a rat was swimming in our pool, one of the guys grabbed it by the tail and flung it over the wall, thankfully the younger ones didn't witness it or pool swimming after that might have been A PROBLEM! This property is a bit hidden at the back of an area, walking at night is a bit creepy, you wont do it alone for sure. But the security guard does have dogs that kind of walk with you, helpful! The mosquito's are fierce, and everywhere. Bring lots of bug spray. But overall the house is beautiful and you can walk to the beach, the owner was very helpful and responded quickly.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest We are very sorry your experience was not totally what you expected. Building noises are not under our control and the construction work going on next door is going to stop soon. The house has neighbors both Dominicans and foreigners who invest in their houses. The A/C runs only in the bedrooms, as stated and we have very powerful fans in all rooms. As you could guess, the cost of power in the Dominican Republic is yes pretty expensive, that is the reason A/C power is not in the price we give you. We treat the house and garden against mosquitoes and rodents but we can only decrease the numbers not eradicate everything, sorry again. And yes we invite all guests to use mosquito repellent in the Villa and in the country. Using the powerful fans is also a good way to avoid getting too much mosquitoes around. Finally, included in the price is a "watchy" who is there all night for increased safety. The house has an alarm and strong doors. We have had almost no issue with security over the last four years, sorry it was on you. Despite all this, we are happy that you loved so many things about the Villa and our staff there. We do everything we can to get a close to perfect stay for our guests, we did not totally succeeded this time, we will try harder.
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Sonia & Philippe
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2018

About Sonia & Philippe

We have visited Las Terrenas for vacation and rented Villa Chinola. We fell in love for both Las Terrenas, its beaches, food and lovely people and the Villa itself, so secluded while close to everything. We go back on regular basis but wanted also to share these experiences with others. Enjoy!

Sonia & Philippe purchased this villa in 2013

Why Sonia & Philippe chose Las Terrenas

Villa Chinola was built by the former owners with their experience of living in the Carribean, in a very strategic place, on the back of the nicest white sand beach of Las Terrenas, Playa Las Ballenas, and a 10 min walk to the lively village and its services. The location is very residential, safe and quiet. The construction is of quality with a house remaining cool and opened on the luxuriant garden with its private pool.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Chinola is a villa of over 200 sqm carefully decorated in a calm environment at a few meters of the most beautiful white sand beach of Las Terrenas. Everything was thought for your comfort and well being: beautiful closed and totally private property of 900 sqm with its lovely swimming pool, large terrace, TV, DVD, washing machine. Housekeeping is included. All bedrooms in the main house are air conditioned, and all rooms have powerful fans.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Villa Chinola was perfect! Isobelle was warm and kind and so helpful as we do not speak Spanish.the housekeeper and guard were also very kind.

Villa Chinola was better than we expected and Paul the taxi driver was also very kind and funny.
Nov 2013
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
AZS Samana
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
On the beach
Nearest Golf
85 Kilometres
Playa Grande Golf
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
On the beach
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Playa Las Ballenas
Car: not necessary

Villa Chinola is a wonderful very private villa decorated with great care, colonial style. It is laying in the middle of palm trees, just a few minutes walk to the most beautiful white sand beach of Las Terrenas: Playa Las Ballenas with beach chairs, beach restaurants, bars, all nautical activities and horse back riding on the beach.

The location is very convenient, being close to the beach and also only 1km away from the village with a pleasant walk along the beach.

Las Terrenas is an excellent location for kite surfing with 2 dynamic centers awaiting you. From January to April, you will also be able to embark for whale watching in the magnificent bay of Samana.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Security deposit of $500 is requested in cash upon arrival.
Booking fee of 50% will be kept when booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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