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Villa El Secreto Charming Villa Steps from Las Ballenas Beach

14 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
Villa El Secreto is located just outside the village of Las Terrenas in the Samana Peninsula of Dominican Republic; considered by locals and visitors as one of the prettiest and still unspoiled parts of the country. The villa is set in 700 sq meters of tropical gardens, coconut trees and exuberant vegetation and only 125 meters from Las Ballenas, one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the area. Still within walking distance is “Pueblo de los Pescadores;” the center of nightlife in town and where most restaurants, bars and other conveniences are located. The property is secluded, totally private and fully fenced; main house features two bedrooms, a full bathroom and large kitchen and living room opening to the pool area. The bungalow separated from the main house by the pool, o...Villa El Secreto is located just outside the village of Las Terrenas in the Samana Peninsula of Dominican Republic; considered by locals and visitors as one of the prettiest and still unspoiled parts of the country. The villa is set in 700 sq meters of tropical gardens, coconut trees and exuberant vegetation and only 125 meters from Las Ballenas, one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the area. Still within walking distance is “Pueblo de los Pescadores;” the center of nightlife in town and where most restaurants, bars and other conveniences are located. The property is secluded, totally private and fully fenced; main house features two bedrooms, a full bathroom and large kitchen and living room opening to the pool area. The bungalow separated from the main house by the pool, offers one bedroom with its own kitchen, bathroom and seating area. The villa is perfect for families, friends or couples looking to share accommodations but wishing to keep their privacy*** Short Term Rental Contract Required for ALL stays. Please note that due to the high cost of electricity in Las Terrenas, electricity will be charged during your stay. Maid service and gardener are included with your rental and we welcome you with breakfast items for your first morning at the villa.** Additional cleaning and cooking services available for a fee. **For stays of a week or longer ***Only staying guests can rent the property; property may not be rented on someone else's behalf. NO PARTIES OR EVENTS PLEASE Discounts offered for retirees and long term stays. Weekly/nightly rates DO NOT apply to major holidays, please write or call for exact quotes. Weekly rates available for Christmas, New Year's and Easter weeks.More
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About the Owner
Nora Betancourt - Jose Morales B
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
Interaction with guests
We take pride in providing consistent service and value to our guests, and go the extra mile to make you feel at home. We personally manage every reservation from inquiry to check out and are available 24/7. Because we visit often and are always in touch with our staff and local friends, we can help with suggestions for outdoor activities, tours, places to eat and visit and reservations for transportation and local services. Our place has become the background for many happy memories for our guests, and it reflects on the many positive reviews through the years. Looking forward to having you at Villa El Secreto.
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Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

My family of 6 stayed at Nora’s villa and we had a great time. Everything is as described in the description. You are three mins walk from one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve visited. Her attendant kelvin was amazing and always on call. Would...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Shannon H
Quest579273, VR Owner at Villa El Secreto Charming Villa Steps from Las Ballenas Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2019

Thank you for staying with us!

Reviewed 30 April 2018

The villa is in a perfect location. I stayed for 2 nights and I was walking distance from the beach and the action. It is a good place to relax by the pool . Also great price :)

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Arvin I
Management response:Responded 2 May 2018

Thanks for staying with us Arvin. We appreciate great guests like you!

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

This was our first time visiting Las Terrenas and I must say my wife and I could not have picked a better place to stay! Villa El Secreto is cozy, clean and spacious. The rooms are nicely decorated; the beds have fresh linens and for...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank GlobeTrotting767683
Management response:Responded 19 April 2018

Thank you for staying with us. Great to hear from you, and YES, come back to visit us soon.

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at El Secreto in Las Terrenas. The location is easy walking to the most perfect and beautiful beach spot for families. The house suited our needs with the guest house and pool. It’s quiet, safe and secure with a locked...More

Date of stay: March 2018
1  Thank Weekendgypsies
Management response:Responded 10 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us. From now on, we will include directions on our house guide too. We hope you come back to visit us, and thanks again for staying with us!

Reviewed 28 June 2016

I concur with the positive reviews here. This secure, comfortable, well-located rental was perfect for our family of four plus two friends. The owner went out of her way to accommodate my special-needs son, and the property manager was very helpful to us. Las Terrenas...More

Date of stay: March 2016
2  Thank pleasurehound
Management response:Responded 28 June 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Villa El Secreto. We are always striving to provide our guests with the best experience possible, and it is very satisfying to hear that you and your family enjoyed our home and Las Terrenas.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Blender
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Deck
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Are there nightlife options close to this holiday rental? YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Villa El Secreto is located in a quiet residential neighborhood just outside the village of Las Terrenas in the Samana Peninsula of Dominican Republic; considered by locals and visitors alike as one of the prettiest and still unspoiled parts of the country. The villa is set in 700 sq meters of tropical gardens, coconut trees and exuberant vegetation and only 125 meters from Las Ballenas, one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the area. Still within walking distance is 'Pueblo de los Pescadores;' the center of nightlife in town and where most restaurants, bars and other conveniences are located. The property is secluded, totally private and fully fenced; main house features two bedrooms, a full bathroom, large kitchen and living
Getting around
There are several options to get around Las Terrenas: **We can arrange for private drivers to transport you to and from any of the international airports. **A car is not needed in town but recommended to go to and from tourist attractions, supermarkets and other conveniences. **Motoconchos (motorcycle taxis) as well as rentals of quads are available locally.
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