About this listing
As an AIRBNB “Super Host” we invite you to our cozy garden apartment named Gardenia. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 lofts and a sofa sleeper. Gardenia is budget friendly. The terrace has mountain view and a fenced garden with soothing pond fountain. Gardenia is part of MONTE PLACIDO, a hilltop residence with beautiful gardens and spectacular ocean & mountain views. The residence of six Villas has an infinity pool. Shiva’s Cave Yoga studio is on site. We are minutes away by car to beaches.
Gardenia is our best value for two adult couples or large families with children. The main bedroom has a comfortable Queen bed. The kitchen is open to the living room which has a sofa sleeper. Upstairs there are two loft areas recommended only for children due to low head space. Each loft area holds a Double bed. From the outdoor terrace you enter a second bedroom with a Queen bed and its own private bathroom. At maximum capacity Gardenia can sleep six adults, or four adults and four children under 12 years. The garden terrace has a seating area and dining table that can accommodate no more than six adults. The price shown is for two guests. Please enter the number of guests in the required space. Only children under two years are free. If you are more than four guests, please contact us for discount pricing. Gardenia is pet friendly. There is a cleaning charge for your pet of $30 dollars. For pets we also ask for a security deposit.
Guests on Monte Placido have access to the beautiful infinity pool. The pool is shared but yet very private as most guests are at the beach during the day. The pool deck has a barbeque and two separate dining and lounging areas. Inside the pool you will find a shallow area for children and a deep place for swimming. Guests love to hang on the side where the water cascades, look out over the ocean and enjoy a cool drink after a day of beach exploring. Guests on Monte Placido also have free access to Shiva’s Cave Yoga Studio which is on site. It is a marvelous place for your personal workout or we can arrange for a private yoga lesson. Under the pool cabana is our massage room. You can book a one hour massage for US $35 dollars. Guests will also enjoy free membership at the Las Terrenas Sailing Cub.
Interaction with Guests
AIRBNB "SUPER HOSTS" Don and Diana live on site. We are available to help you arrange for a rental car, make reservations, give advise, directions and share our stories and experience.
Monte Placido is on a hill top, about 15 minutes from the town of Las Terrenas and 5 minutes to the nearest beach. The residence is gated and in a pastoral setting. We love it because you get the feel of being in the Dominican Republic and among the charming and friendly people.
There is a bus stop in walking distance, at the bottom of our hill where it intersects the main road. You can get public transportation to the town of Las Terrenas. You can also get a bus, Transporte Las Terrenas, three times a day that travels to and from Santo Domingo. The bus stop in Santo Domingo is only a 10 minute taxi ride to the airport.
Other Things to Note
Your reservation includes a breakfast set up for your first morning of coffee & tea, milk & sugar, cocoa bread, butter & jam. Many travel weary guests would like a welcome meal upon arrival. Please inquire. Maid service, sheets and towels are provided at no additional charge. We have a caretaker and his wife that live on site. Jeanette is available to hire to do some basic cooking, your laundry, and babysitting. Jean Claude speaks some English and is available to help with whatever you need. A watchman works every evening (except Sunday) and during the day on weekends. Monte Placido has a big generator that comes on automatically when the power goes out and will provide electricity to your rental home. Please remember to take the driving directions along with you even if you plan to take a taxi from the airport.
Please let us know at least 24 hours in advance if you would like a welcome meal upon arrival (additional cash payment). Many travel weary guest find it a relief not to go back out to eat once they arrive. Your home rental includes a complimentary set up of coffee/tea, milk, coco bread butter & jam for your first morning. Pets are allowed in Villa Magnolia and Gardenia because they have fenced in yards. Additional charge of $25 dollars for your pet payable in cash upon arrival.
Don and Diana moved to the Dominican Republic 12 years ago. Don grew up in Paris, France and Diana on Long Island, New York. We married in 1999 and moved to the Dominican Republic in 2002. We built Monte Placido and the six houses as a family residence. In 2011 we began our rental home business. Diana enjoys yoga. She organizes yoga retreats in what we call SHIVAS's CAVE. When Don is not gardening he goes sailing.
Come and join us, relax and enjoy!