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Monte Placido-K, Hilltop Ocean View, Infinity Pool,Near Beaches, YOGA

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Villa KONA is 1 of six homes in hilltop residence MONTE PLACIDO. Ideal for a family or for two couples. 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. Villa KONA is a second-floor apartment (has stairs). It is perfect for one or two couples, or family with 2 children. Relax on the balcony rocking chairs and enjoy the magnificent view of the ocean and our colorful garden. Make yourself comfortable in the indoor living area and watch a good movie ...Villa KONA is 1 of six homes in hilltop residence MONTE PLACIDO. Ideal for a family or for two couples. 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. Villa KONA is a second-floor apartment (has stairs). It is perfect for one or two couples, or family with 2 children. Relax on the balcony rocking chairs and enjoy the magnificent view of the ocean and our colorful garden. Make yourself comfortable in the indoor living area and watch a good movie or sporting event on the flat screen TV. Many stations are in English. Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen that has a stove top and oven, plus a full-size refrigerator. KONA has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The Master bedroom holds a king bed. The second bedroom holds two twin beds that can be put together to make a queen. If requested a child’s cot or baby crib can be added. The price shown is for 2. There is an additional charge for extra guests. No pets please. 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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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Blender
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

We loved our stay at Monte Placido the week of Oct 6, 2018. We stayed in Lilka, and enjoyed a beautiful view of ocean from the terrace. The home was comfortable (bedroom, bathroom, living room/dining room, kitchen, partially covered terrace). One need only remember that...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank LuisaP1040
terrener0, VR Owner at Monte Placido-K, Hilltop Ocean View, Infinity Pool,Near Beaches, YOGA, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you Luisa. For our future guests please be aware that we live on site as well as our staff and we are here to make sure you stay is restful and enjoyable. We make it a point to respect our guest's privacy. Come and...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017

Travelling with a 3 year old can be a challenge at times...But at Don & Diana's breath taking villas, not a single thing you should worry about. On-site pool overlooking an outstanding panorama, welcoming & helpful staff//spotless villas with cleaning staff that will make you...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank PhilippeS1950
terrener0, VR Owner at Monte Placido-K, Hilltop Ocean View, Infinity Pool,Near Beaches, YOGA, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Nothing to add!!! Just and see for yourslves

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

We spent a week in December 2016 with our kids ages 11 and 5 in Villa Falcon at Monte Placido. To start with - villa Falcon has the best view ever. It was beautiful to sit in the balcony and watch the lush countryside, the...More

Date of stay: December 2016
1  Thank Divya_N_1234
terrener0, VR Owner at Monte Placido-K, Hilltop Ocean View, Infinity Pool,Near Beaches, YOGA, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Nothing to add. Our guests said it all. Thank you

Reviewed 7 August 2016

Rained prior to arrival so trip up hill was challenging but once you drove it one time it was not a problem. Owners could not do enough to make sure your stay went well, gave great advice on places to dine and sights to see....More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Pattie36
terrener0, VR Owner at Monte Placido-K, Hilltop Ocean View, Infinity Pool,Near Beaches, YOGA, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Our guests appreciate our pastoral setting and only just minutes away from town center and close tot the beaches

Reviewed 31 May 2015

My husband and I stayed here for 8 nights. It was our honeymoon. We really enjoyed ourselves. Don and Diana were really great hosts. They made sure we had everything we needed. The views from Monte Placido are breath taking. Yes the driveway is intimidating...More

Date of stay: October 2013
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terrener0, VR Owner at Monte Placido-K, Hilltop Ocean View, Infinity Pool,Near Beaches, YOGA, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2015

Yes MONTE PLACIDO VACATION RENTALS is becoming a honeymoon destination. Privacy, tranquility, special services, comfort of our homes, unique landscaping has attracted more and more new love birds but also older couples celebrating many anniversaries. One of our 6 homes home preferred by honeymooners FLIPKEY...More

About the Owner
Diana C
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:75%
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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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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