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Spacious living room with exotic wood East Terrace, with Jacuzzi
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View onto the pool & beach 50 yards away
Spacious living room with exotic wood
East Terrace, with Jacuzzi
Under the Western patio porch
Access to the beach from the residence
Closer view on the pool and beach from the terrace
Overall view of the Western patio
Outdoors BBQ and dining space
The elegantly decorated dining area
The bar (6 bar chairs in total)
Fully equipped kitchen
Balcony
En route to the bedrooms and east terrace. En route pour les chambres et la terrasse est.
Master bedroom east side
Detail of the masterbedroom bathroom (walk in closet, shower). Detail de la salle de bains principale
Bedroom 2 east side
Bathroom 2
Bedroom 3
Overview of the living room. Vue d'ensemble de la piece a vivre.
View from the west terrace
Jacuzzi for 5 people on the East terrace
View from the East terrace
Playa Las Ballenas, known as one of the country's finest beaches
Playa La Ballenas later in the day
The Sailing Club in activity
The Beach Bar
Sunset on Playa las Ballenas
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Las Terrenas, Samana Province, Dominican Republic

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AKA_Fred
Lakeville, Minnesota
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Better than their webpage!”
Reviewed 25 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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We stayed at The Playa Las Ballenas Penthouse for nine nights in early April and it was simply wonderful – from the moment we arrived!

Our family included our three children (12, 8 & 6) and my husband’s mother (86-years old) and the condo was fantastic! There was plenty of space for all six of us, comfortable places to hangout (for adults and kids), nice comfy beds, beautiful views, great location, great pool, great access to the beach and some nearby beach restaurants (fun with yummy food and drinks) and amenities that made our stay perfect (laundry and hot tub are a plus)!

We are not the all inclusive type and really enjoy having a low key breakfast as the kids wake up at different times, while we are able to enjoy coffee, a book and a great view – the deck near the kitchen was our “go to” space (also worked for enjoying rum punch after the kids went to bed)! Most mornings were then spent at the pool, which was an easy walk, warm and easy to enter/exit (zero entry on one end) and never busy! Our afternoons consisted of sailing and hanging out on Playa Bellenas or other nearby beaches (Playa Bonita – surfing, Punta Popi – near town, etc). We also did some really fun excursions through both Arena Tours and Flora Tours (both located in town) and they picked us up right outside the condo.

If we wanted to stay near the condo for dinner, we needed to eat early at Sol y Mar (they were usually closing up by 5pm) or a beach shack just a little further down the beach (our favorite) owned by a French guy and he would stay open until after 6pm for us (great shrimp, fish, chicken and pasta – which he would make plain for picky 6-year old)! OR, we simply drove to town and ate at one of the many great places! There were plenty of other places that would have been about a 20-minute walk from the condo, but would have been a little too far for grandma. In-between the Sol y Mar and the French shack is another shack which had awesome mojitos (which we would get "to go" and enjoy while building sandcastles).

We rarely find a place (both location and lodging) that we would want to revisit in the near future; however, we believe we will be back to this condo within the next five years!

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Liked best: The overall atmosphere.
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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nancyaR89...
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Absolute perfection”
Reviewed 22 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We stayed here for ten nights with friends. It was perfect for three couples looking for a relaxing getaway. Has a tropical feel to it and is very well equipped in every way. The view is incredible overlooking the beautiful pool and beach! It rained a lot when we were there and we didn't care as we could sit outside on one of the decks.The bedrooms were all very large with on suite baths which worked out very well for all. It was very open and the furnishing were very eclectic and comfortable.
We loved the housekeeper Alina she was so great and really cared for us. The kitchen is massive and had all amenities. Except we wished the cappuccino machine worked!
We felt very safe here and are booking again for next year. Las Terrenas has everything we like quiet,beautiful beaches not built up and touristy. Speaking Spanish is a plus!! We just loved it!

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Liked best: The view and size of condo
Travelling group: Friends
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Stoyanova...
Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
“a piece of paradise”
Reviewed 2 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

I strongly recommend this place. We spent 2 wonderful weeks there. The penthouse is fantastic, each time we need something Jacques was there, thank you very much.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Josee1009
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
“Great place, superbe location, wish we stayed longer!”
Reviewed 14 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Our group of 5 had a wonderful vacation. The condo is fantastic. It is clean and well equipped, the view is amazing! we had a problem with the water pressure, which was due to a broken pump but Jacques (the on site manager) resolved the issue quickly. We took advantage of the cooking services by Alida for 3 dinners during our stay and we recommend it! the food was great and we got to taste authentic local meals.
The beach is perfect, not crowded at all, clean, and you can go long walks!
There are many nice restaurants at walking distance from the condo.
Our only regret is that we did stay long enough... we are planning to come back next year, this time for 2 weeks.

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Recommended for:
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Reviewed 26 November 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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