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Whale Watch Without Leaving Home! Pool,4 Bedrooms.

A large table just outside the dining room looks out toward the pool and on to the ocean.
There are several seating areas around the pool, some shaded and some in the sun.
The caretaker's cottage is just outside the sliding gate at the entrance to the villa.
A long driveway leads from the gate near the caretaker's house to the front door of the villa.
With the front door and the French doors to the patio open, you can see thru to the pool and ocean.
The view when first entering the villa is pretty spectacular!
French doors to the swimming pool allow the ocean breeze to enter, cooling the the living room.
The dining room also opens to the breeze and pool and looks out toward the ocean.
The dining room opens to  kitchen (right), pool (left). In the background-the master bedroom wing.
The kitchen has a breakfast bar, large refrigerator and plenty of counter and cupboard space.
The master bedroom, with a queen and two single beds, is just a few steps from the pool.
Bedroom 2: Has a very good quality queen sized mattress, soft bedding and is air conditioned.
Bedroom 3: Queen sized mattress, great, soft bedding, A/C and opens to the ocean breeze.
Bedroom 4: is also air conditioned and has a good quality queen-sized  mattress and good bedding,
In addition to the queen sized bed in the master bedroom, there are 2 twin beds.
The foyer opens to the kitchen (right), bedroom 2 (left) and thru to the pool and ocean.
A lighted walkway leads from the pool to the covered gazebo and BBQ grill right at the ocean.
Imagine sitting under the gazebo, sipping your morning tea, watching humpback whales pass by !
Enjoy an oceanfront breakfast, lunch or dinner under the gazebo (with electricity) and BBQ grill.
A lighted pathway leads back from the ocean to the pool and villa.
The villa has a main wing with the living areas and two bedroom wings for great air circulation.
Mature trees provide some shade around the pool.
A table just outside the dining room is a great spot to enjoy a drink before or after taking a swim.
The villa is dog friendly. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to share the property with Lucy and Toby.
Looking into the living room from the swimming pool, with the French doors open.
From the French doors looking into the foyer, with a peek into the dining room. Kitchen back right.
Bedroom 2.
Bedroom 2 is large enough to have its own seating area.
Bedroom 3.
Bedroom 3 opens to the ocean but also has air conditioning.
The master bedroom has a full bath with shower and bidet.
One of the three full bathrooms in the villa.
This is looking off toward the north, toward Fronton Beach. You will often see whales here.
The waves crashing into the shoreline are pretty and can be very dramatic when it's windy.
The kitchen is well equipped with everything you'll want to set a beautiful table.
This could be YOU, relaxing near the pool!
From the pool looking at the entrance. The villa was designed to take advantage of the ocean breeze.
A lighted walkway through natural vegetation leads to the ocean front gazebo and BBQ grill.
1 of 38A large table just outside the dining room looks out toward the pool and on to the ocean.
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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Las Galeras, Samana Province, Dominican Republic
Villa Las Ballenas offers 4 air conditioned bedrooms, all with queen sized beds. One bedroom with en suite also has 2 bunk beds. Three bathrooms total, a large swimming pool, a BBQ area and thatch roofed palapa right on the ocean. Watch whales while dining! The property is large, with a long driveway leading up to it. The kitchen is spacious. The dining room and living room open to the pool where you'll find plenty of outdoor seating and the walkway to the ocean. Jendry is the caretaker and he helps arrange cleaning before, during and after your stay. In addition to cleaning for up to 4 hours a day, Maria, our housekeeper, can cook, babysit or do your personal laundry for an extra charge. HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE ONE DAY...
About the Owner, Cynthia N
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 89 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 70 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2013
Overall rating: 4.4 / 5.0
Based on 9 reviews and 9 properties
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This is the perfect family vacation home to enjoy quality time and disconnect from the world. Samana is a very enchanting area on the northeast coast/peninsula of DR. It is very much off the beaten path and you could not get more authentic than this. When we arrived at Ballenas it was late, we were tired, yet Nana and Geronimo...

Management response:

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience at Villa Las Ballenas. We are fortunate to have Nana and Geronimo on site! And to be located in such an incredible part of the Dominican Republic. Sorry about the toilet... Thank goodness there are three. Puerto Rico is so close I hope to see you again one day.TAKE...


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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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We stayed at this beautiful villa in March and it was unbelievable, just what the doctor ordered! The villa is a combination Mediterranean look with Caribbean accents on a 4 acre property. The villa has everything you need so you don't need to leave if you don't want to. We spent time driving throughout the Samana area and thought this...

Marcos M
Gardner, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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If you want to be safe during your vacation then I don't recommend you this villa. We rented the Ballenas Villa in las Galeras away from the city thinking that it was safe from June 22 thru June 27 to have a relax vacation with my family but the night before our departure around 9pm we got rob by two...

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This incident is completely unsubstantiated. The guests did not report this "alleged incident" to the on-site security/caretaker, until the next morning after spending the night in the villa. The on site security lives in a home 150 feet from the villa and was home during the time of the alleged incident. The villa is gated at the street and again...


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Blender
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(4)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Ask about smoking
    2 Full baths
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    4 Kings
    1 Bunk
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R 2 240
R 12 800
US$1 000
R 38 400
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1 May 2018 -
31 May 2018
3 nights
R 1 920
R 12 160
1 Jun 2018 -
31 Jul 2018
4 nights
R 2 240
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  • Damage Deposit: R 2 560 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: R 1 920 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Visit and you'll understand why Las Galeras and the Samana Peninsula attract so many international travelers. The area offers miles of often deserted beaches including famous Playa Rincon, which can be reached by car, boat, horse or on foot. Both ends of the 6 km white sand beach have restaurants and one end boasts a fresh water creek, perfect for rinsing the salt off. Fronton Beach, accessible by boat or on foot, is a favorite with technical climbers. Go by boat and your captain can arrange for someone to catch and cook you fresh fish, right on the beach. Madama Beach is one of the cutest beaches ever and is usually deserted. Arrive by horse, boat, or walk from town in about 1 ½ hours. El Valle Beach, off the beaten path, has 2 restaurants which specialize in, guess what, fish. “Th... more
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Airport: El Catey: 72.0 km
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Nearest Beach: 8.1 km.
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