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Jean-Francois Laurent

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Return Listing - Villa with private pool walking dist. from everything

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

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Overview

El Centro Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8)

Very spacious 3 bedroom 3 bathroom house affords visitors all the comforts of home away from home. The house sleeps 6 adults comfortably and has all the amenities needed to make your vacation a relaxing one (a queen size sofa bed is also available in one of the two living rooms for 2 extra guests). Located right in the center of the village, you won't need to rent a car during your holidays since all the services (bakery, market, liquor store) and attractions (beaches, restaurants, bars, shops) are all in walking distance from the house. We can easily arrange for our guests airport pickup, local transportation for grocery, excursions, etc...

Located in a secure and quiet neighborhood, this private 3 bedroom house (4th bedroom with one single bed and bathroom for household staff) is the perfect place for your tropical island get-away. Whether you are a couple looking to enjoy each others company or a family looking to create memorable vacation moments this is the perfect spot for you! The house is baby-friendly with available crib, baby tub, baby chair, and beach toys.

Relax and unwind at this private home with its private swimming pool and tropical garden. The home is located just 20min from Samana Airport (El Catey). Neighboring El Paseo (Las Terrenas shopping center) and the Fisherman Village (restaurants and bars) are both a mere 10min walk away.

The home gives you access to 3 bedrooms and 3 bathroom with showers, a full sized fully equip kitchen, two dens (one with Cable 32'' TV and DVD player), a study area, wireless Internet, three patios and a pool side BBQ. Bedrooms are cooled by both ceiling fans and split air-conditioning units while the rest of the home is cooled by ceiling fans.

Beautiful beaches are just a walk away.

Do not hesitate to contact us for traveling details and on-site vacations planning.

Keywords: Villa, Las Terrenas, pool, garden, center, car free, baby friendly, walking distance

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Jean-Francois Laurent (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Jean-Francois Laurent

We are both French and discovered Las Terrenas in 2006 while looking for a place to organize our wedding (we were both working in Haiti at that time). We were immediately charmed by the beauty of this village and bought this house in 2008. We now live in Santo Domingo with two beautiful children both born in Dominican Republic. We regularly spend our weekends in Las Terrenas where we have great friends.

Jean-Francois Laurent purchased this villa in 2008

What makes this villa unique

We fell in love with the house for three simple reasons:

1- It is centraly located in Las Terrenas. Therefore we can do everything by foot (grocery, beach, restaurant, bars (when we did not have kids ;), etc...)

2- The layout and the design of the house is open and family friendly

3- It is located in Las Terrenas, the only place in DR where you will find a Carribean-European way of life.

Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

Return Listing - Villa with private pool walking dist. from everything
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just came back from 3 day weekend vacation at Villa Legba. All I can say is the house is very well built and equipped with everything you need for a wonderful experience. The house looks even better in person that in the pictures. It's a open floor plan space which is great for entertaining. From the multilock door in the entrance to Johnny (house staff), you'll be more safe than anyplace else. It has 3 rooms and 3 bathrooms and also an extra room for domestic (maid,nanny) staff with its bathroom. The house is also pretty close to playa las ballenas which was perfect for my kids and family. We'll sure come back to this beautiful house!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceptional house, unforgettable stay

  • 5 of 5

Villa Legba is so beautiful and welcoming that we spent the first two days of our stay on the premises, without even caring to explore the nearby beaches.

The owner was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the entire process. He very kindly provided a lot of information upon my many inquiries prior to booking; he helped us when we missed our flight and were re-routed to Puerto Plata - he returned our frantic calls immediately, canceled the reserved car and booked another one on the fly - he definitely saved the day!

The house staff, Johnny and Elena, were very nice and provided the best possible service.

The house is extremely well-appointed and comfortable; the decor is very tasteful, minimalist but warm, and there is absolutely everything one may ever need during a vacation. The pool is absolutely delightful during the day and spectacular when lit up at night. We spent endless happy moments in there.

We can't wait to be back!!

Marina and Tony

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, Minnesota, USA
4

Spacious property in residential area close to beach

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice time staying in this lovely villa -spacious, open-aired property well kept with beautiful grounds and pool. We felt very welcome and secure with Jonny the friendly caretaker who was there always at night and much of the day. There also was a cleaning lady who came every other morning. The sleeping rooms were air-conditioned which was nice in June when the weather is a bit hot. Las Terrenas beach and shops were only a few minutes walk away. My daughters had manicures at a shop right around the corner which were very reasonably priced and the people were so nice. there was also a small bakery down the street to get bread in the morning. I only wish that we knew Spanish or French so we would be better able to communicate with the caretaking staff and towns people. All in all a good vacation with attentive and responsive attention from the owner and villa caretaking staff.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
5

Great Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a great weekend! We are a group of expats teaching in the Dominican Republic. We are always looking for new places to stay when we visit Las Terrenas. This is a hidden gem. It is within walking distance to everything and very close to the beaches. We have cars so getting to other beaches was not a problem. Jeff answered our emails promptly, payment was a breeze, and his staff was excellent. Even though we knew where we were going, Fred met us in town and guided us to the house. The maid came every day (even on Sunday)! The house was spotless and the pool was clean. The bonus for us was we didn't have to pay extra for internet and air conditioning. We know Spanish so it was easy to communicate with the staff. Brush up on your Spanish and this will help. Thanks again for a great stay! We will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from this property and must admit that we really miss it. From this initial contact, Jeff was quick to respond and guide us through some items as we planned our visit. Dealing with the owners was very easy and the staff was very accommodating. Frederic met us and welcomed us to the house along with Elena. Later on we met Johnny who is the watchman and gardener. In the very warm Dominican style we were always greeted with a smile which made us feel at home. The house is very comfortably designed. Three rooms with 2 king beds each with their own bathroom and a room with twin beds as well with their own bathroom. In the courtyard there is a right size pool that feels great to get into after a sunny afternoon of exploring the area. The pool area has a barbecue and the kitchen has all that you would need to cook what your heart desires.

This was great place for the kids and my wife to relax and do as much or as little as we wanted. walking distance to the shops,tour kiosks cafes, beach and groceries. I would highly recommend this property for the facility, cleanliness, proximity and staff! I am sure that you will enjoy the stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely lovely! Everything was in great shape, and both the owner and the staff were very helpful. The pool was cleaned at least once a day.The layout provides lots of space for everyone, and the backyard is beautiful. You can easily walk to many interesting shops and restaurants as well as to the beach. I have no hesitation recommending this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
El Catey
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Pueblo de los Pescadores (bars & restaurants strip
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Pueblo de los Pescadores (bars & restaurants strip
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Playa Las Balenas
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

El Centro Villa Rental Rates

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Amenities

El Centro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Queen size sofa bed (1)Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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