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Monte Placido - M, 4 BEDROOM, 3 BATH, Ocean View, Pool, Near Beaches, Yoga

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
Minimum stay varies
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CASA MARI is the one of 6 homes in hilltop residence MONTE PLACIDO. Sleeps 4-10 in four bedrooms. Admire breathtaking ocean and mountain views. The garden is bursting with tropical plants and flowers. Listen to birds and enjoy being surrounded by nature as you relax by the pool or meditate in our yoga studio. In a 5-minute drive you are walking the white sand of El Portillo beach. In 12 minutes, you are in the Caribbean town of Las Terrenas enjoying the International cuisine and nightlife. Experience the feeling of being amazed. Make yourself comfortable on MARI’S spacious outdoor terrace and marvel at the ocean view on one side and lush mountain view on the other. Enjoy good food and the company of your friends seated at the long dining table. Relax, everything you need is provided in the...CASA MARI is the one of 6 homes in hilltop residence MONTE PLACIDO. Sleeps 4-10 in four bedrooms. Admire breathtaking ocean and mountain views. The garden is bursting with tropical plants and flowers. Listen to birds and enjoy being surrounded by nature as you relax by the pool or meditate in our yoga studio. In a 5-minute drive you are walking the white sand of El Portillo beach. In 12 minutes, you are in the Caribbean town of Las Terrenas enjoying the International cuisine and nightlife. Experience the feeling of being amazed. Make yourself comfortable on MARI’S spacious outdoor terrace and marvel at the ocean view on one side and lush mountain view on the other. Enjoy good food and the company of your friends seated at the long dining table. Relax, everything you need is provided in the well-equipped kitchen. The kitchen opens to both the dining and terrace area, so everyone can happily participate in the conversation and fun. Indoors, the living room is a quiet place to retreat to watch a movie or sporting event, on the large flat screen TV with many stations in English. MARI has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a sofa sleeper in the living room. The Master Bedroom holds a King bed and has a private bathroom. Light the candles and delight in a romantic tub/shower large enough for two. Bedroom 2 has two double beds and a private outdoor terrace to indulge in a little privacy and admire the mountain view. Bedroom 3 holds two single beds and a crib. Bedroom 4 has a double size antique sleigh bed and a private bathroom. The room has a kitchenette and under the counter a small refrigerator (no stove top for cooking). Sleep comfortably with both mountain and ocean breezes as the rooms are designed with cross ventilation and ceiling fans. Only the Master Bedroom offers air-conditioning. The air-conditioner is metered and is an extra charge. The listed base price is for 4 and can sleep maximum of 8 (including children). If more than 8 guests, please inquire. Our residence can accommodate large groups up to 28 people. With a fenced yard, MARI is pet friendly. There is a cleaning fee for your pet of $25 dollars. MONTE PLACIDO is centrally located to explore the many pristine beaches of Samana. For most excursions, tour operators will conveniently pick you up after a short a walk down our hill at the main road intersection. After a busy day adventure, return to our hilltop paradise and relax in the refreshing infinity pool. A favorite pastime is to hang on the edge where the water cascades and sip on a fine cool beverage. Fire up the poolside barbecue! Two separate poolside lounging, and dining areas offer privacy. Inside the pool, you will find a shallow area for children and a deep area for swimming. Shiva’s Cave Yoga Studio is on site. Experience this mystical, magical place with it’s interesting rock formations and special energy. The interior cave chamber is perfect for quiet meditation Look out over the ocean and enjoy your own personal workout on the large wooden deck. The studio can also be used for special events such as weddings, dance lessons and seminars. MONTE PLACIDO offers access to special services. Reserve a massage, which is a soothing indulgence to add to your day. Book an optional “welcome meal” to be ready for your travel weary arrival. Request a cook or chef during your stay. Ask for meals like pizza to be delivered. We can help you access activities you will not find through a tour operator like: hiking in the hills just behind MONTE PLACIDO , fishing with a local from our village , private yoga or belly dance lessons, or horseback riding just 5 minutes from us. Guests will also enjoy free membership at the Las Terrenas Beach and Sailing Club. As an added little gift, we provide a simple breakfast for your first morning. In your home you will find coffee & tea, milk and sugar, banana bread or croissant and a complimentary 5-gallon bottle of water. We also offer an on-site convenience stand to purchase missing last-minute items: an assortment of beverages, beer, rum, wine, snacks. The Maid works in the mornings M-F. Linens, including beach towels are provided. Bath towels are changed every other day and the bed sheets once a week. The caretaker’s wife, Jeanette can be hired to do some basic cooking or babysitting. A washing machine is available for use or the maid will wash, dry and fold your laundry for $5 US per load. A watchman works every evening (except Sunday) and during the day on weekends. Snorkeling equipment and beach chairs are available for use. Wi-Fi is free. Monte Placido is proud to be “GREEN”. We have both solar power and city power. If all else fails, we also have a large back-up generator. You will never be without electricity here! PLEASE TAKE DRIVING DIRECTIONS EVEN IS YOU ARE TAKING A TAXI FROM THE AIRPORT. DO NOT ALWAYS DEPEND ON GPSMore
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About the Owner
Diana C
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:45%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:July 2011
Interaction with guests
Over the past years, Don and Diana are proud to be part of the exclusive 5% “SUPER HOSTS” for our area. We have lived in Las Terrenas since 2002 and are happy to share our helpful experiences and advise. At the same time, we know when to be hands off and we will respect your privacy. It is important to note that we live on-site. Our home has a reception area, so you will feel at ease stopping by to talk with us. In a rare occasion if we are not home, we have a caretaker and his family that also live on site. Jean Claude speaks Spanish and basic English. He is also available to help you. A very comprehensive “Guest Book” is in each home. There you will find many answers to frequently asked questions and information about excursions,
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Shared Tennis Court
Internet Access
Children's Pool
Toaster
Telephone
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Blender
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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Does this holiday rental have a fenced-in yard?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
MONTE PLACIDO is on a hill top overlooking the ocean. The residence is gated and safe. We always enjoy the nice cooling Trade Winds from the Atlantic and therefore have very few mosquitos. We are not ON the BEACH; however, we are centrally located to the many beaches in the area. Drive down our hill and you are in a typical Dominican Village. We love it because you get the feel of the local culture and charming, friendly people. An elementary school is in our neighborhood. If you feel inclined, they are so very happy to accept donations of easy reading books in Spanish or other school supplies. Rancho Playa is also in our neighborhood very close by. They offer horseback riding excursions up the mountains and to the beaches.
Getting around
A short walk down our hill to the main road you will find public transportation. A 'Guagua' pick-up truck goes back and forth to Las Terrenas about every half hour dusk to dawn. Hop on and ride for about one dollar. We also have a trusted “moto-concho” driver. We can call him to bring you back and forth to town on his motorbike(s). Taxis are also available. In addition, we have a friend with a pick-up truck that you can reserve to take you to town and be your designated driver. At the same spot on the main road you can get a bus to and from Santo Domingo three times a day. Many of our guest take a short taxi ride form the airport in Santo Domingo to the bus station for TRANSPORTE LAS TERRENAS. The bus costs RD$400
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