And admiring is what one does as soon as he enters the garden: it is impossible to be indifferent to the beauty. A few primitive bungalows spread interestingly over an undulating terrain that ultimately overlooks a quaint stream that is as clear as the eyes of a child, and on the other side, a slice of lush raw jungle, just for you!
The five minutes into the village and its beaches are more than accounted for by the location and the knowledge that fresh cooler air dragged by river from the upper hills will arrive on time every day thus negating any need for air-conditioning and the hum and incumbent sense of enclosure.
Pascal, the host, is a charming Frenchman, well versed and knowledgable of everything local. Enjoy your stay!
Christopher ( traveler )
Bungalow 5 mintutes beach et center
le code wifi est disponible sur la box , c'est gratuit. Code... CWHARRIS
Pascal and Carina were welcoming and very friendly. They answered all of our questions about the area and were always around to help. Their bungalow was exactly as we had expected to be -- open to the jungle! We did not explore the neighborhood much, but people seemed quite friendly. The bungalow was a bit farther from the beach than we had expected, necessitating daily (very fun!) moto rides, which were a small expense we hadn't anticipated. We would definitely stay here again.
The bungalow was exactly as described and was one of the best highlights of our trip to Santo Domingo and Las Terrenas. We stayed at three different places in the DR, and this was by far our favorite, and the most relaxing. This is the kind of place where you wake up to the sound of roosters and cows in the hills. You'll probably see other animals such as: outdoor cats, families of chickens, small lizards, lot's of butterflies, etc... The bungalow is stocked for basic cooking, so I would recommend bringing some food, coffee, wine/beer, maybe some candles and/or a flashlight (for the typical DR brownout), a tablet with a movie, and a good book (and maybe even leaving some behind for the next guest). It's a 10 minute ride to the beach restaurants and bars, but hanging out here at night was more fun. The wifi worked well enough. As for getting there, we thought we'd hail a taxi to the bungalow, but we never saw a traditional taxi the entire time we were in town. Be prepared to either rent a scooter or ATV in town, hail a motorcycle (motoconcho), or perhaps see if you can prearrange your transportation with a driving service, since the bungalow is up a very curvy and semi-steep hill road that is NOT walkable. We had to hail a motoconcho even though we are typical North American city dwellers with one large duffel bag a piece, virtually no Spanish skills, and an aversion to touching strangers =). We got the hang of it, and it can even be a bit fun when luggage isn't involved. Also, buildings in Las Terrenas don't really have addresses. Pascal and Karina can provide descriptive directions depending on how you arrive. Write them down in Spanish and bring them with you. The house has 'Pascal' painted (very visible) on a little wall facing the road.
It was an amazing experience! You feel so free when you stay on the property. My fiancée and I loved every second of our stay. There are chickens that roam freely, a brook that runs through the property, lush, tropical forest. Bugs aren't bad, you can be rest assured that you won't be bitten in your sleep due to the bug nets. Simply put, you are missing an exhilarating experience by not booking. Stay here, you won't regret it.
The hosts were lovely and welcoming and their space if magical. We enjoyed our stay very much and would highly recommend this beautiful, artistic house.
Magnifique séjour à Las Terrenas chez Pascal. Loin des bruits des quartiers plus touristiques, c'est les criquets et le rio qui vous entourent. La maison est très confortable, son emplacement très stratégique pour ceux qui veulent sentir le poul de la vie des Dominicains. Pascal est très généreux de son temps et de ses conseils. À refaire!
This was definitely my best Airbnb experience. Pictures of the bungalow are very accurate. Open space without walls, nice small open kitchen. Making coffee in the morning was one of the best experiences. It's a very private and unique atmosphere, literally in the middle of the jungle. No fluorescent lights, no gym, no tourists, no swimming pool was the perfect situation for us. If you are scared of bugs, birds, bats, sounds, water, this is not the place for you. Everyone else, I HIGHLY recommend. Pascal and Karina are fantastic and very interesting people. I recommend getting to know them and arranging Karina to make a dinner. She's an incredible chef.
Logement très agréable pour les amoureux de la nature comme nous, Pascal et Karina nous ont très bien accueillis déjà en nous récupérant au bus avec tout notre barda. Nous étions comme chez nous avec leur proximité en cas de nécessité pour les conseils locaux.
Bon séjour et pour ceux qui ne supporte pas les bruits de nature (cri cri rivière et autre) restez chez vous ou à l'hôtel!!!
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