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Joseph Romano

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, mandarin

luxury retreats, destination weddings, honeymoon vacations, corporate stays,

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 13
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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luxury retreats, destination weddings, corporate stays, all social functions

Castillo Romano represents deluxe accommodations for the people who require luxury, comfort, and a special setting to make their vacation a unique, rewarding and a memorable experience. It is exclusive and private and meant only for you and your loved ones. It is grand, majestic, elegant and refined, and very very comfortable.

The castle is a luxury retreat for large family reunions and is also a hotel for couples or smaller family groups.

It consists of 13 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 4 kitchens, 3 living rooms,1 dining room on four different levels. It has a swimming pool, jacuzzi and barb-q area. We can house from 2 - 33 people and much more for grand festivities such as wedding parties which we are known for.

We cater to family groups and events such as newlyweds and honeymooners,

anniversaries, large family gatherings, as well as all kinds of business and social gatherings, conventions and events,

We can offer all kinds of special services such as cooking chefs, cleaning maids, in house massages, laundry cleaning, taxi service, and can help to set up sight seeing tours and expeditions to the most popular sites.

The adventure tours and expeditions are amazing and everyone enjoys whale watching, El Limon Cascades, Park Haitises, the Zip Lines, sail boating, sail kiting, surfing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, white water rafting, etc. etc. etc.

The natural beauty is astounding and unspoiled, the castle is a rare gem, and

the beaches are pristine and awesome. This makes for a vacation in PARADISE.

The rates quoted are for parties of 2 - 4 people.

Electricity is in addition to these rates.

All inquiries need to specify the exact amount of people in the party and services required and it will be a pleasure to answer with an appropriate and reasonable quotation.

All our very best from Castillo Romano

And speak to you soon.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Joseph Romano (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, mandarin

About Joseph Romano

Nice to meet you.

We are three brothers that have completed the Castillo Romano after our father passed away three years ago. Tony Romano was a master builder in Europe who then moved to North America and finally to the Dominican when he retired. Being a dynamic person, he purchased a piece of mountain and had a dream of building a castle with an ocean view below. Therefore, 'THE DREAM COMES TRUE'

Joseph Romano purchased this house in 1993

Why Joseph Romano chose Las Terrenas

The CASTILLO ROMANO is unique in that it has mediteranean qualities not found in the rest of the dominican.

It has an original construction and structure and is built with only the finest materials such as travertino marble, granite, and

cahoba wood. It is immense and has a massive staircase that is inviting as you step into the castle. Curiousity keeps you walking and investigating room after room to the towers. You go searching from floor to floor till you reach the basement and out to the backyard where you admire the jacuzzi, swimming pool and barb-q area.

What makes this house unique

This area is considered one of the nicest in the dominican by so many tourists and dominicans alike. It is full of fruit trees,

wild flowers and has some of the most beautiful beaches

in the world. The people are warm and friendly.

It is also renowned as a party town and there is constant music everywhere which makes you move to the latin beat.

There are many restaurants - French. Italian, Dominican and you can smell the different cuisines as you walk along the boardwalk.

There are so many sight seeing opportunities from the grots to whale watching, the caves to scuba diving, deep sea fishing to golfing, etc. etc.


based on 7 traveler reviews

luxury retreats, destination weddings, honeymoon vacations, corporate stays,
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

the best part of a once in a life time vacation.

  • 5 of 5

First thing is thank you joseph for opening up this incredible home to me and my family. there were 22 people in awe for 4 days. the castle is as billed and more. the grounds are steep but if you look carefully I believe you can find every type of fruit and flower on the island all taken care of by TEO . there is another gift that came with our stay-Morena, bring her the food and she will cook fabulous local cusine , she can do it all. we liked the las terrenas area also. 3miles of beach and boardwalk that's not tooooo busy. thanks again joseph we will return. mike shay

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mr. Shay, We would like to thank you for giving us the honor of hosting you and your incredible family. The pleasure was all ours and we hope we can have the same good time again with all of you in the near future. The only regret that we had is that those 4 fantastic days passed by too quickly!!! Send our regards to Aaron, Virna and to the rest of the family on behalf of everyone at Castillo Romano. What a beautiful, friendly and loving family... All my very best and we will keep in touch. Joseph Romano
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Amazing staff and a view of the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

The house is huge, there were 16 of us and it was plenty big for everyone to have their own space. The staff was so kind. Although they spoke very little English, they were really helpful, and Joseph (property owner) was available and checked in by phone frequently. The pool and the balconies are incredible, and we spent hours looking out at the view and playing games poolside. This is really a friendly environment, with the staff and the owner taking a real interest in making your experience and your stay extraordinary!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I cannot even start to tell you how much we appreciated having you guys living with us. Those 10 days that you were staying at the castle just went by too too quickly. You are a magnificent family!!! You were not clients or guests, you were family and much more. Like I had said, we are not a 5 star hotel, nor are we extremely professional, but we do enjoy putting them to shame... Everyone loved you guys because you are so down to earth and friendly and warm people. Thank you for having made our Christmas even better... Hope to see all of you very soon. All our best from Castillo Romano and all its staff.
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Great location and staff.

  • 5 of 5

We rented out the whole hostel for my birthday trip. We had a group of 15 people staying there. It is very close (5 minutes) to walk to shops and the beach. One thing to note though is the driveway is very steep, so keep that in mind if you have any disabilities. The staff made us a great breakfast every morning out of the food we purchased and the owner Joseph had even purchased some extra stuff for us to have. There is even a little house dog named Rubia that is very sweet and waited at the gate for us every day to come home! The only issue we had was one night it poured down rain all night and our bedroom ceiling leaked (my husband and I were in the suite), it was pretty bad. The owner is aware of the problem though and working on getting it fixed. Overall, I would for sure stay here again the next time I'm visiting the area. Theo and Morena were very sweet and helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Owner's Response: Hi Carrie, Thanks for the excellent review with the 5 stars and the nice message about the place and the staff. It was like I thought. There were leaves stuck in the roof drains from that awful tropical storm that was blocking the rain from going away and we resolved the issue. Luckily, the rest of the week went super great. Theo, Morena, Jose Mateo found you guys amazing and terrific. They even asked me if I had any news from you guys? We really hope to see you guys again in the future and it will be a true honor to have you guys come and live with us again. You guys were like family for us. Even that hot dog that thinks she is a guard dog would love to see you guys again!!! I am sure that you guys spoiled her pretty good. All our very best from Castillo Romano to you, your husband, your family and all your friends... And don't forget to keep in touch. Joseph
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  • 5 of 5

This place was spectacular, elegant and refined. We found it to be huge, clean and comfortable. It was everything they said it would be. We had a wonderful vacation and can't wait to return. I highly recommend this place for your exotic vacation destination!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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  • 5 of 5

This place is spectacular, elegant and refined. It was huge and comfortable and we could not have found a better place. It was clean and exactly what we expected by the pictures. I would highly recommend this place. Looking forward to our next visit. It was the perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Great property, great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wow, we didn't expect that much! The property is even nicer than on the pictures. Lots of space, everything is new and very clean.

We really enjoyed the beach and the exercise.

The motorbike ride to town is really the best way to go!

Staff is quite helpful, and speaks pretty good English.

We even got to meet the owner, Jo, the property is quite his labor of love. Just ask and he will oblige.

Really recommended to anyone, specially larger groups.

In town, you need to go to the Mojitos restaurant, the best mojitos and delicious grilled Tuna.

Overall a great vacation, quite different from those all inclusive ones.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
El Catey
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Everywhere on the main strip
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Plenty of French, Italian, and Dominican cuisines
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended

Our guests can enjoy the waterfalls at El Limon. It is located only 15 minutes away. It is an incredible horse ride up and down a mountain trail to finally reach an amazing waterfall where you can swim and enjoy the cool and refreshing pond.

There is the Park Haitises with its caves and paintings which is an exciting adventure.

You can book scuba diving, deep sea fishing, whale watching tours with local outfitters.

If your dream is to go horse-back riding on a beach - it can be arranged.

If golfing is your sport, there is a great golf course located about 45 miles away and there will be a new one in Las Terrenas soon.


Rates & Availability

La Iglesia House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

air conditioning $23
Refundable damage deposit $380

Electricity is in addition to the quoted price.
These are low season rates.
These rates are not applicable to the Christmas and New Years week so clients are asked to send
an inquity describing the amount of people in their party, services required such as cooking/cleaning, adventure tours and expeditions, pick-up and delivery services to airport.

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La Iglesia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Marble bathroom attached to king suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , one of two bathrooms located on the first floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , the other bathroom located on the first floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bathroom located in the tower on top of the king suite
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Public washroom located in the front of the castle
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Public washroom in the rear and near the swimming pool area
  • 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , King suite comes with pvt marble bathroom and an apt.on top
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , one of two double sized bedrooms - containing 2 queen beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , The other double sized bedroom but on the main floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , single bedroom with queen sized bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , single bedroom with queen sized bed, mini fridge, bureau
    Bedroom 6 - single room, mini fridge, bureau, night table
    Bedroom 13 - single bedroom, bureau, night table - basement floor
    Bedroom 7 - single bedroom, mini fridge, bureau, night table 1st floor
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , single bedroom, mini fridge, bureau, night table 1st floor
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , single bedroom, bureau, mini fridge, night table 1st floor
    Bedroom 10 - 1 double , single bedrrom, bureau, night table - basement floor
    Bedroom 11 - 1 double , single bedroom, bureau, night table - basement floor
    Bedroom 12 - 1 double , single bedroom, bureau, night table - basement floor
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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