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CASA PHIL - Ocean View Modern, Contemporary Luxury - Walk to the beach

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 7,534 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Ocean View, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms

Caribbean luxury awaits you at Casa Phil, where modern European design is customized into an idyllic oasis. Whether you are lounging by the infinity pool or taking in the breathtaking views of the ocean, relaxation abounds.

Perched atop the exclusive Loma Bonita, the only hill in front of the ocean in Las Terrenas, the family-friendly villa comfortably sleeps ten. Amenities like Wi-Fi, filtered water, HD satellite TV and surround sound ensure that you will be kicking back in the highest comfort. All of the bedrooms boast air conditioning, private bathrooms with bathroom amenities and well-appointed furnishings that mix antique with modern for an eclectic, stylized feel.

In addition to a 24-hour guard, daily cleaning services, and laundry twice a week, all breakfasts and lunches are prepared for you during your stay and are included, making your vacation a REAL vacation!

The contemporary kitchen is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, including a 'Ilve' 4 burner with grill; dishwasher; and a filtered water and ice dispensing refrigerator. Aesthetic touches like an apron sink or marbola countertops add to the sleek, urban theme. The versatile kitchen is fully-functional, at ease hosting large parties or preparing intimate, gourmet meals.

In one of the many outdoor spaces, hand-wrought metal work and stone tiles surround the Balinese-style infinity pool and heated jacuzzi. Coupled with jaw-dropping views of the Atlantic, this terrace is perfect for daytime lounging. A full bar and outdoor grill help transition the space for night time entertainment.

Casa Phil is a three-minute walk from the beach, located in the quiet, exclusive neighborhood of Loma Bonita. A five-minute drive to the city center, there are a few bars and restaurants within walking distance if you would prefer to stay close to home.

A mobile phone with a local SIM card is available up on request, and all outlets are fitted for both American 110v and European 220v electronics.

More Details

Owner
Philippe
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Philippe

I'm born and grew up in Italy. I lived in many countries, from Varese in Italy to New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona and finally now in Las Terrenas. I'm an environmental engineer graduated from NYU Polytechnic University in NYC and the University of Pavia in Italy. My passions: my son, dune buggies (that I build, sell and rent: contact me if you wish to have one during your stay) and surfing.

Philippe purchased this villa in 2011

Why Philippe chose Dominican Republic North Coast

If you've never been to Las Terrenas before it might be difficult to explain this but this town is a unique place on earth, where sometimes time seems to stop and all the issues that make your daily life dissipate and to start living in harmony with nature and the elements surrounding you. I discovered Las Terrenas thanks to my mom in 2003 and then during a vacation here I had the opportunity to purchase a plot of land and this is how the story began...

What makes this villa unique

Casa Phil is a dream house. It was built with care, love and sacrifice. We built it for our family and hence looked and though of all details during the planning and building process.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Casa Phil sits high on a point between playa Ballenas and playas Perdida /Bonita. To us this is the best location in the area, because it is close and easy to walk along the beach or road to the main town of Las Terrenas and its many restaurants (and easy to get a taxi back). But it is also very private and quiet if you want to feel you have gotten away from it all. The more pristine beach of Playa Bonita is a 15 minute walk through a jungle trail (Victor showed us the way). The house is modern, sleek and luxurious and the pictures on tripadvisor do not do justice to the view. There are large porches and open areas on 3 levels and gorgeous views from all. We kept the house open all day, but it always stayed cool from the ocean breeze. And we never had a problem with mosquitos! It is easy to book the excursions from here with Flora Tours (nice trip to the national park!) because they will pick you up from the house. One of the very best things about the house is the staff! Victor did all of the grocery shopping and even bought fresh fish on the beach and cleaned the fish for our dinner. Andrea is amazing! She made us fabulous breakfasts every day (omelletes, pancakes, bacon) that we ate in the al fresco dining room with the best view in town. Sometimes we ate lunch in and dinner out, and sometimes we chose to eat lunch out and dinner in (for a small fee), which was wonderful after a long day at the beach. And at the perfect time in the afternoon she would ask, "piña coladas?" She would make up a batch in the blender with fresh pineapples. Overall everything was perfect and Philippe always available to help with anything. We wouldn't stay any where else!
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Amenities

Las Terrenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7534 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Master Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Living Room - toilet , shower
    Swimming Pool - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom Suite (Ocean View) - 1 king , Storage area, master shower suite w. 2 basins & separate WC
    2nd Master Bedroom Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Is located on the main floor with large built in wardrobes
    Guests Bedroom Suite (Ocean View) - 1 king , Can also be setup with 2 single beds instead.
    Children Bedroom Suite - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , King bed can be setup to make 2 singles. Baby crib available
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • forests
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Breakfast and lunch are cooked by the housekeeper. Catering and chef are available upon request

Reviews

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CASA PHIL - Ocean View Modern, Contemporary Luxury - Walk to the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
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Very nice property

  • 5 of 5

Spent 5 days at this very nice, big house. Staff members Andrea and Victor were excellent. And Lorenzo, the driver, was also very nice and a very safe driver.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Daynel, for your review and nice words. I look forward to seeing you soon at Casa Phil. Warm Regards Philippe
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5

Casa Phil is amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a long weekend at Casa Phil in Las Terrenas with 8 of my girlfriends and it was the perfect girlfriend trip house. The house was beautiful with amazing views of the ocean and surrounding hills. Our drive from Santo Domingo was late, so we arrived late and Andrea and Victor were there to greet us. The rooms were wonderful and the beds were heavenly. Every day we woke up to a delicious breakfast. It rained a lot, so we did not get to do any of the excursions we wanted which was a bummer. The beach was only a 5 min walk away, beautiful sands and clear blue water!! The pool at the house was great and the hot tub was wonderful after getting soaked in the cold rain at the beach. The restaurants in the town of Las Terrenas were great, we had delicious pizza and wonderful mojitos. I would love to come back with more sun!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Juliana, it was a pleasure to have you at Casa Phil and thank you very much for this review. I look forward to seeing you again next year. Warm Regards Philippe
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5

Fantastic Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a very memorable and exceptional vacation, for the most part due to the exceptional Casa Phil and the service we received. My wife an I visit the Caribbean every year in a different location because we feel like we have not quite found that "one place" we would want to return to.......I think we have found it. The house is immaculate, and the house staff are outstanding. We can't thank you enough for a wonderful time...hopefully see you next year!!!!! For those that are considering visiting Las Terrenas...I HIGHLY recommend this lovely, safe, fun little town.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dave for your review. We feel proud to be your 'one place' as we feel rewarded in all the efforts we put in to make Casa Phil exceptional and above average. See you soon. Warm Regards Philippe
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5

Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

Could not have had a better time. Andrea and Victor, who work at the house, will make you feel like family. You can contact Philippe about anything and he will take care of any needs you might have. Great value! The house is perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I look forward to see you soon at Casa Phil. Warm regards Philippe
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5

Much better experience than an all-inclusive!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in Las Terrenas, particularly while staying at Casa Phil. Our family of 7 rented this property for a week. We've done a lot of traveling, but we've never had an experience like this. The description is completely accurate. We snorkelled and paddle boarded right down the road from the Villa. The accommodations are very new and luxurious. The beds are very comfortable. It was incredible to watch the sunset from the pool deck. We have two teenaged sons and it was the perfect compromise for our family. We were able to relax in seclusion, but also go on fun day trips into town, nearby beaches, and deep sea fishing.

The first week we were in Las Terrenas we stayed at an all-inclusive resort, and while everything was convenient (but expensive nonethelss), it didn't compare to an experience like this. My family and I love adventure and being close to nature, so we're willing to sacrifice a few conveniences.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home with amazing view!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Phil is a beautiful property with an amazing view. The home comes equip with all the amenities of being at home. The service and cleanliness at Casa Phil was beyond expectation. The view from the pool deck to the ocean is amazing and the sound of the waves is so relaxing. Las Terrenas is very close by if you want to go to town for dinner, drinks or shopping. Also a short drive away are many fun things to do such as Los Haitesis, zip lining, and El Limon waterfall. We had a wonderful time at this magnificent home and will be returning!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: James, thanks so much for taking time to leave such a nice feedback. I am so glad your vacation was success.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Samana (AZS)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Playa Las Ballenas

About las terrenas

Anywhere you look, one beach is more beautiful than the next one. Playa cosón heads up the list with its turquoise, pristine waters and its three miles of white sand shore. You can actually walk along the sea from the end of playa cosón to playa la bonita (which literally means the beautiful beach,) then playa escondida; cross the hill and you are in playa las ballenas (just nearby Casa Phil), playa punta popi and playa portillo. Over ten miles of a continuous incredible paradise ready for you to discover.

Watch the whale!

Whale watching in the bay of samaná will be one of the highlights of your visit. Between the months of january to march, humpback whales come from distant oceans to the waters of samaná to perform their courting songs and impress us with fascinating shows of flippering and jumping. These whales have chosen our area to mate and come back every year with their newborns and male companions to start anew their cycle of life.

Excursions and day trips

Whether on a horse, on an atv, by car or on a boat, there are wonderful excursions and day trips you can enjoy in the area. From el salto de el limón - el limón falls, fishing trips, snorkeling and scuba diving, or just a walking tour of las terrenas, your days can be filled with activity and emotions. Zip-lining and eco tours through this wonderful tropical forests are an incomparable adventure and a total must. My dear friend Francis is the captain of the 45ft catamaran named 'Califa' and you may contact him for a day trip in the Samana bay to the beautiful 'Cayo Levantado' island (my favorite hang out for snorkeling) or to the 'Haites' national park.

Fine dining and wining in las terrrenas

If you just want to sit back and and enjoy fine drinking and dining, las terrenas and samaná offer you a wide range of international restaurants. From mexican fajitas to an ukranian borscht to a french ratatouille, the cosmopolitan flavor of this town is reflected not only in its population but also in its cuisine. A café au lait and a croissant for breakfast, a cuban sandwich and a mojito for lunch and a paella for dinner is not an unthinkable menu in your culinary journey of las terrenas and samaná. Our favorite hangouts in town (and defenitely 'must do' during your stay) are the 'spoon beach restaurant bar' just 1 minute walk for casa phil owned by willy a cooking gem in town, 'le tre caravelle' owned by the friendly simone for a refined italian fish based dinner (don't leave without trying the risotto tre caravelle), 'la serviette' if you crave for modern french caribbean cuisine, 'la salsa' in the 'fisherman's village with the best price/quality 200 pesos mid day menu.

Sports events and sport tours

Nothing prevents you from continuing practicing your favorite sports and keeping in shape while vacationing in las terrenas or samaná. You can even participate in a 10k road race, a cross country run, a mountain bike competition, sailing, going to a gym, swimming, kite surfing and surfing in our beaches. There are annual events such as las terrenas 10k and the cross country @ playa morón which are internationally accredited athletic events which promote our area as a main sport tourism destination in the dominican republic. If you are into surfing or have always wanted to try it, here is you chance, visit 'nalu surfshop' owned by my friend and surf instructor william.

Nightlife in las terrenas

Certainly, one of the most popular social activities for entertainment in las terrenas, dancing and 'clubbing' is a favorite for both national and international tourists visiting the area. Our 'fisherman's village' is a popular spot concentrating most of the discos and bars in las terrenas, but it is not the only area where to have fun. Nightlife is vibrant in this town offering a new world for the visitors to discover. My favorite's hangouts in the 'fisherman's village' are the replay with Nicholas and Enzo for a mix of contemporary and latin music often animated by one of the local dance schools (to practice your bachata and salsa moves), gaia disco owned by sergio our neighbour on loma bonita.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $30 per person per night
Damage Deposit $250

Rates incl. daily maid service, gardener, 24/7 night guardians, pool attendant, on-site manager. House, swimming pool and beach towels are included.

Towel changes mid and end week, sheets end week. Extra towel/sheet changes, professional chef, baby-sitting, personal laundry can be arranged at a modest fee.

Gourmet quality breakfast & lunch are prepared by our amazing housekeeper and is included. You only pay for the grocery and beverages. Dinner service is available upon request for an additional cost of 20$ per night.

ELECTRICITY and GAS CONSUMPTION
Electricity and gas consumption are charged separate and a deposit of 250$ is required prior to check-in to be used to deduct the electric and gas consumption and the left over returned.

PAYMENT OPTIONS
3 payment options are offered:
Credit card thru Homeaway: 3.5% fee
Transfer to US bank account :100$ fee
Transfer to DR bank account : no fee

DAMAGE DEPOSIT
59$ Damage insurance offered by www.vacationprotection.com is to be purchased by guest prior to check-in

RESERVATION
As of February 2016 Homeaway/VRBO is charging a service fee to renters. If you wish to avoid that fee and for correct rating of the period you are interested in please contact us directly at: www.casaphil.com.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund