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Luxury Oceanfront Condo - Walk to the Very Best of Las Terrenas - See Reviews!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,580 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Vitality Las Terrenas! Oceanfront, Ideal Spot: Beach, Dining, Night w/Privacy

Luxury beachfront condo / apartment in an IDEAL Las Terrenas location for your vacation and family gatherings. The suite is new, modern, a high build quality and very well appointed. True walking distance to all of Las Terrenas' best restaurants, shops, cafes and discotheques. Five (5) minutes to the new Fisherman's Village featuring 13 beachfront restaurants, cafe's and clubs. Lush palm trees and exotic vegetation all about.

The suite has two (2) spacious bedrooms, two (2) luxurious baths, a large living area and a grand terrace with commanding views of your pool directly below you and Playa Ballenas directly in front to enjoy the wonderful palm trees and ocean views. The unit comfortably sleeps and accommodates six (6) adults.

Ventanas al Mar is in a 24-hour secured luxury complex with swimming pool, Jacuzzi, reserved parking spot, guest parking available and facility attendant to help with anything on site all day long.

Also, consider reserving any maid service you may desire during your stay, snorkeling adventures right in front of the unit and even niceties like a personal trainer and an in home cook at your request. All at reasonable local rates.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Bidwell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Michael Bidwell

We live in the United States and discovered Las Terrenas for ourselves in early 2012. I absolutely had to see LT for myself after reading this enchanting Caribbean Travel article . . .

A month or so later, we fell in love with LT almost the moment we crossed over the mountain range and saw the region's stunning natural beauty: miles and miles of pristine beaches, extremely lush palm forests and the deep blue Caribbean Sea. Incredible! Once in town, we were drawn to the cosmopolitan beach scene. TOP quality restaurants, french bakeries, cafes and countless beach bar options of all levels of sophistication. Also, it is great to have the option to take a bite out of a great nightlife scene on any given evening. Great discos (The Replay), Nightclubs (Gaia), Lounges (Mosquitos, One Love, Mojitos are just the start) and even the venerable Bodega promise much fun and memories!

After months of scouring and searching various places and locations with my outstanding realtor, it all came together perfectly when we saw Ventanas al Mar. The place is beautiful and the location could not be better.

I don't know why LT is still largely a secret in the US. I have a feeling with their new highway and international airport, LT and the surrounding Samana peninsula is poised to become a major vacation destination.

Michael Bidwell purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Michael Bidwell chose Dominican Republic North Coast

With this luxury condominium, you are getting the very best of the Las Terrenas experience!

The Home: It is new construction and of a very high quality. It has all the appointments to plug right in and take hold of the tremendous ocean views, cooling trade winds and lush tropical vegetation all around you. Unpack and you will be in full vacation / relaxation mode within the hour!

Tony is the house manager and can help you get settled upon your arrival. He can also help you will luggage, small errands, setting up beach chairs and with any requests you have round the property.

What makes this apartment unique

The Location: Look out from the huge 2nd floor veranda and you soak in on one of the regions most beautiful beaches just steps away, Playa Bellenas. Nearby Playas Bonitas, Coson, PortelloBeing able to walk to everything is a major benefit to your location. Restaurants, Nightclubs, Beach Bars, Spa and even boat excursions launching right from your beach isseveral others.

Nearby Amenities:

The New Fisherman's Village - The Hub of LT! It features over a dozen+ restaurants / clubs / cafes / lounges clustered together with beach-side dinning, and dancing a few hundred meters down the beach from Alisei.

Restaurants - Too many to name but easily over 25 featuring some of the best Italian, French, German, Swiss and local foods. (We have traveled throughout Europe and feel the dining experiences and atmosphere throughout LT are some of the best).

Affordability: The Dominican Republic represents an outstanding value for vacationers. We never felt anything was unreasonably priced, ever. Sometimes quite the opposite. It makes for a nice vacation when you feel you can splurge a little. One of the best indulgences we love is . . .

Vitality & Hospitality - The area boasts a tremendous mix of Italians, Germans, Swiss, French, Canadian and of course the great locals. Together it makes for a very vibrant, warm and welcoming area all along the beach scene.

Spa - Located 125 meters away in the incredibly beautiful Hotel Alisei.

As you should get your reservation set for you stay here, we will be happy to pull together more thoughts to complete your stay. Some guests like to reserve nice little comforts like a regular cleaner or an in-home cook and even personal trainer (E.g. Yoga on the Terrace overlooking the beach, etc.). All that can be easily reserved for you ahead of time, all at very reasonable prices.

Thanks for looking. We hope you are able to visit Las Terrenas and Ventanas al Mar soon!

Amenities

Las Terrenas Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1580 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Splendor of Las Terrenas & The Samaná Peninsula A tiny ramshackle fishing village only 30 years ago, Las Terrenas has developed into one of the Dominican Republic’s most sought-after tourist centers. An influx of expatriates from North America and Europe has brought a wide array of guesthouses and restaurants, tailored to the independent traveler. But development has not ruined this welcoming seaside community’s relaxed atmosphere. Lying on the North Coast of the Samaná Peninsula, a lush strip of land pushing out into the Atlantic, the town is blessed by the proximity of some of the country’s most beautiful beaches and by spectacular countryside around. Extensive groves of coconut trees fringe expanses of white sand which slope gently and invitingly into clear warm water.

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Nashville, TN
5

Idyllic Beach Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 loved this condo and the easy access to a variety of unique beaches, incredible dining choices and most importantly, opportunities to interact with folks from the area and all over the world. Las Terranas has a wonderful international influence.

The condo was impeccably well appointed, and Alma was great at helping us with anything we needed. Would highly recommend this to other adventuresome families!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kirkland, WA
4

Alma and Mike make this property a true treat

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at Mike's condo in Las Terrenas. We were absolutely blown away by how helpful, responsive and caring both Mike the owner and Alma the real estate manager were. We have never experienced that level of caring throughout our stay; from the cold beers Mike left us to Alma having her secretary escort us through a difficult pharmacy visit. The condo is outstanding. The space is huge, modern, exceptionally clean and very very well maintained. Every little detail has been thought of to make sure your stay is enjoyable. For us we used the beach towels, beach chairs and coolers the most. The deck is huge and should be considered and entirely different living room. Each space has its own ceiling fan which was more than enough to keep us cool in March and we never needed to use the A/C. We did not rent a car but instead an ATV Quad via the neighboring hotels concierge Jose who also arranged our personalized tours in the area. Las Terrenas is an incredibly vibrant town that is constantly in motion and can be equally frenetic and sleepy. Our personal favorites were the French bakery and a French restaurant very close by callled Thelassa. We realize we only provided Mike and Alma a 4 star rating. The missing 5th star has nothing to do with their outstanding help, condo quality and personal responsiveness, we deducted one star because of one significant thing we wished we knew going in and that is this is a consistently noisy spot. The level of scooter, motorcycle, ATV and to a lesser degree car and truck traffic driving along the beach road was pretty significant and while it was not anything close to downtown Las Terrenas, it got to be pretty annoying and the love of using the horns on the motorbikes only added to the drowning out of the ocean. The traffic dropped off and or died around 8-9 each night. If you use the A/C, you'll have the windows and doors closed so the noise will not be a factor. We feel Mike has the best property on the water in Las Terrenas from what we saw, and it is someplace we'd return to motorbikes, horns and all.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham, Washington, USA
5

Visit to Las Terrenas

  • 5 of 5

We decided to visit Las Terrenas as a possible retirement location. We weren't disappointed. It is exceptionally beautiful. The people were warm and friendly and very helpful.

One of the things we don't like about some areas of the world are pushy people that want to sell you anything and everything at exorbitant prices. The people of Las Terrenas are not like that. Yes they want to sell you things but if you say "no thank you" they accept that and go on their way.

The people we met and interacted with were so helpful and made us feel like part of their family or very close friends. The condo we stayed in for 10 nights called Ventanas al Mar was very comfortable, well equiped with everything you would need for a fun vacation on the beach and very safe. And did I say a wonderful location!? The beach cafes were a few steps away and the beach was across the street. Perfect! We walked to town everyday about half a mile along the beach and it was breathtaking! The town was a wonderful mix of new and modern for things likes restaurants, pharmacies and grocery stores to native and picturesque for beach cafes and shopping for souvenirs.

The property managers, Alma and Jesus, were the best and tremendously helpful. Mike, the owner, gave us great directions to get there and suggested a great BBQ place to stop at on our way with delicious food.

We will be going back as we feel this will be our final forever home.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Stay in Las Terrenas Aug 10-16, 2016

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Ventanas al Mar with our 2 teenage boys for 6 nights. The condo was just as the pictures and description showed on Michael's listing. Alma and Jesus were wonderful property managers and great resources for activities, beaches and restaurants to try. Alma even helped us track down my husband's lost luggage and arranged a tour for us to El Limon Waterfalls. Each afternoon we would play a family game of Spike Ball on the beach across the street from Ventanas al Mar before walking to one of the nearby beach bars for happy hour! We truly enjoyed exploring all the local beaches to find the best ones for paddle boarding, skim boarding and boogie boarding. Las Terrenas has a wonderful selection of restaurants as well as a great French bakery and churro carts (our boy's favorite)! We look forward to returning to Las Terrenas and staying in Ventanas al Mar again in the future! Thank you Michael!

Beach Lovers from NH

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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grass valley
5

We loved Las Terrenas...

  • 5 of 5

This 2 bedroom apartment is splendidly located right across the street from the beach. good restaurants nearby. on the second floor with the pool and ocean view from the balcony which is large and lovely. everything worked and we were welcomed by nice people.

MIke is super at prepping you for the trip and a pleasure to work with. follow his directions from the airport and do stop at the rib place. our favorite restaurant and beach were 5 km away at Coson beach (Luis Parrillada) ...our g-kids liked the horseback ride on the beach. Mike's place is reasonably priced for all that you get, well stocked and supplied, and a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we expected!

  • 5 of 5

Just an absolutely gorgeous condo with a beautiful view! We loved the fact that part of the deck was covered so we could sit outside even during the rain, which we unfortunately had way too much during our stay. Kitchen was perfect for our needs and the bed was very comfortable. We only used the AC that was in the bedroom at night and left the windows open everywhere else. Very comfortable and no insects/mosquitoes whatsoever. We mostly walked to the restaurants but also rented an ATV for excursions. A very unique driving experience with scooters everywhere!! Excellent food wherever we went.

Alma was tremendous! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
El Catey (AZS) - 14 Miles or SDQ 1hr 45min
Nearest Barpub
125 Metres
3 Beach Bars (200m), Fisherman's Village (500m)
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
(Coming Soon to Samana Penninsula in 2017)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 7 ('Las Terrenas')
Nearest Restaurant
125 Metres
Baraonda Restaurant & Lounge + 12+ Beach Spots
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
Playa Ballenas - Playa Bonita - Playa Coson
Car: not necessary

The Splendor of Las Terrenas & The Samaná Peninsula

A tiny ramshackle fishing village only 30 years ago, Las Terrenas has developed into one of the Dominican Republic’s most sought-after tourist centers. An influx of expatriates from North America and Europe has brought a wide array of guesthouses and restaurants, tailored to the independent traveler. But development has not ruined this welcoming seaside community’s relaxed atmosphere. Lying on the North Coast of the Samaná Peninsula, a lush strip of land pushing out into the Atlantic, the town is blessed by the proximity of some of the country’s most beautiful beaches and by spectacular countryside around. Extensive groves of coconut trees fringe expanses of white sand which slope gently and invitingly into clear warm water.

Top 10 Attractions

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1. Playa Las Terrenas

Stretching a mile in either direction from the small town center, the attractive beach is clean and safe with ample shade. Heading westwards, Playa Cacao, close to small hotels and bars, is slightly more developed than the others.

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2. Diving

Relatively unspoilt coral reefs lie close to Las Terrenas. Divers are attracted to nearby Playa Las Ballenas, where a group of small islands stand just offshore. There are many dive shops, such as Stellina Diving Center, and snorkel hire shops.

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3. Beachside Restaurants

Spread along the beach either side of the main intersection are many top-rate but informal fish eateries. Fish with coconut is recommended. Early evenings are atmospheric with technicolor sunsets over the water.

Painted walls of a beachside restaurant

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4. Haitian Art

Naïve Haitian art is widely available and is often mediocre and mass-produced. The Haitian Caraïbes Art Gallery has a good and reasonably-priced selection of wooden sculptures and voodoo-influenced images.

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5. Shopping

For a small town, Las Terrenas offers a surprising range of shopping opportunities, from the small modern mall to outlets along the main street. Bargains can be had by bartering with stall-holders, especially near the beaches.

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6. Nightlife

Las Terrenas is rightly celebrated for its busy but laid-back after-dark ambience, particularly at weekends when locals and tourists mingle at an open-air street fair or visit its many bars.

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7. Playa Bonita

The immaculate “Beautiful Beach” is fringed by coconut trees, in which guesthouses are hidden. Less crowded than Las Terrenas, and ideal for kids.

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8. Playa Cosón

This isolated curve of powdery white sand, limpid water, and palm groves looks every bit the idyllic image of the tourist brochures. A couple of fishermen’s shacks sell cold drinks and grilled fish to this beach’s few visitors.

9. El Portillo Beach Club

One of the largest all-inclusive resorts, complete with its own airport, this complex offers various sporting and entertainment options. Day visitors can admire its beautiful beach from the bar.

Samana Excursions: 'Tour Samana with Terry offers the HIGHEST rated tours and excursions to all corners of the Samana Peninsula. From Horseback to ATV to Zip Line to Maritime Whale tours enjoy their unmatched attention to detail and love of this beautiful natural wonderland.'

Whale Watching: 'A unique opportunity to observe humpback whales in their natural calving and mating grounds here in Samaná Bay, Dominican Republic. Listen to the male humpback’s solitary courting song and witness incredible displays of flippering, tail lobbing and breaching by the most active species of whale in the Atlantic. On board, a Marine Mammal Specialist narrating and answering questions. An experience of a lifetime, not to be missed! Dates January 15th to March 25th Departure Samaná:'

Kite Surfing: There are centers in Las Terrenas and Playa Coson.

Horseback Beach Tours: Located in Las Terrenas and Playa Coson as well!

Las Terrenas Exursions: 'Specialties : the national park of ¨los Haitises¨ and exclusivity, Haitises + tropicals rivers ! Whale watching (exclusivity, an hydrophone to listen them singing), catamaran - snorkeling, Limon´s waterfall, cayo levantado and Bacardi´s island, Rincon´s beach, coffee's road.'

Turtle Dive Center: 'Center and diving school, diving accessories Shop Swimming Clubs diver 8 to 12 years (Scuba Rangers) School Excursions Swimming Beach (snorkeling and diving) Snorkeling Day Out VIP restaurant on the beach (tasting menu) and Just Underwater yet!'

Epona Ranch: 'Located just outside of Las Terrenas with its beaches, among the most beautiful in all Dominican Republic, Epona Ranch Foundation is a haven of peace where mutual respect between horse and man reign.Our horses live happily and are free to roam the 24 acres of rolling hills, luxuriant vegetation and fresh lagoons.Epona Ranch is also the ideal starting point for discovering the hidden treasures of Samana Peninsula and Las Terrenas, in particular.'

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Rates & Availability

Las Terrenas Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
VaM: May-June
May 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$169
From
$189
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$169
From
$179
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
November 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$235
From
$260
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
VaM: Holiday 2016 High
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$235
From
$265
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017/8
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$265
From
$295
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
VaM: Spring High 2017
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
$235
From
$265
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
VaM: Easter 2018
Mar 26 2018 - Apr 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$335
From
$375
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$165
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%

Electricity Allowance - Please note it is standard practice for most all DR vacation rentals to provide an allowance for electricity usage. Electricity is rather expensive in the region. It helps protect owners who have guests that prefer to run the AC units throughout their stay. We offer a 10 KWh allowance per day. We charge $1.00 KWh for total usage beyond that amount during you stay. Any such overages are withheld from the security deposit. We are fortunate because the unit provides for natural oceanfront breezes complimented by ceiling fans throughout, including the terrace. As such it is rare that any overages occur. Thank you for your understanding in advance!

Lastly, my wife and I truly love Las Terrenas! The Samana peninsula is full of many natural gems, eco tourism destinations and great local spots to visit. I always enjoy consulting a bit with our guests and sharing a running list of travel notes that we think can help get you settled and enjoying Las Terrenas right away!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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