GARDENIA:Hilltop Sea View-Pool-Yoga

Apartment - Private room · Las Terrenas, Samana, Dominican Republic
Diana And Don
Your host, Diana And Don
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The Space

MONTE PLACIDO: Our hilltop residence has six homes for rent each with a private terrace and spectacular views. Monte Placido is quiet and tranquil, gated and safe. Our gardens have a beautiful variety of tropical plants and colorful flowers. In the center of the garden is our lovely infinity pool. It (email hidden) to relax on a lounge char. barbeque on the grill and go for a nice cool swim.

GARDENIA is a cozy garden (website hidden) is comfortable sleeping for seven but could fit up to 9. With a fenced yard, Gardenia is pet friendly and our best value for large families. The outside terrace features a large dining table and lounge area. Relax with the soothing pond fountain and view of the lush mountains. The bedroom has a comfortable Queen size bed (sleeps 2), The living room has a sofa sleeper (sleeps 1-2) and is open to a full kitchen. Upstairs, there are two loft areas. with Double bed (sleeps 1-2). From the outdoor terrace you enter a second bedroom with a queen bed (sleeps 2) and its own private bathroom.

The most amazing feature of Monte Placido is our Yoga Cave. The yoga studio has ocean view, a wooden workout deck and an Iyengar rope wall. It is fully stocked with mats, blankets and blocks. Up the indoor stairs is a natural cave perfect for small discussion groups or meditation. As guests of Monte Placido you are welcome to use the yoga studio for your own private workout.

Our environment is unique in Las Terrenas because we offer the best of both worlds. Monte Placido captures the peaceful and calming tropical spirit. Travel down out little mountain and in minutes you arrive at a dozen marvelous beaches. Reach the heart of Las Terrenas in only fifteen minutes where you can enjoy many fine restaurants and Caribbean nightlife.

Monte Placido is the destination you have been looking for! When you rent a home from us we do more than simply hand over keys. We live here and we are around to assist you. We provide optional services such as welcome meals, massage, and on site vehicle rental. We are happy to give our advise on where to go and how to get there. It is our goal to help your vacation be everything you dreamed of.

Guest Access

Welcome guest book with all information pertaining to Samana (beaches, excursions, restaurants, bars, FAQs, maps ....)
Welcome continental breakfast on the 1st day,
staff and security 24/7, access to rental vehicles for exclusive use for guests, laundry room, maid and linen service 3 times a week welcome, beach towels and chairs, local cell phone on loan, cook on demand, massage.manicure/pedicure on site, WIFI and Sat TV, games and library

Interaction with Guests

We live here since 2002 and we are always available and happy to assist guests about life in Samaná.
Your Diana and Don

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Extra people: $22 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $535 /week
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We had a wonderful time celebrating a friends birthday in Las Terranas. Monte Placido (email hidden) with a remarkable view. Don, Diana and the rest of the staff were very helpful and prompt with questions we had, and helped us organize pizza deliveries and a designated driver for our nights out on the town. We would suggest driving a SVU, as our low rider sedan was not the best for the curvy roads, speed bumps and driveway.

    I would definitely recommend staying with Don and Diana.

    April 2014
    Diana And Don
    Response from Diana And Don:

    You missed the big rush of Easter Break here in Las Terrenas. Next time let Diana bake the Bday. cake. For those that don't have the right mode transportation don't have to worry as e offer our own vehicles exclusively for our guests or or many for rent in town. FYI. You can also access MONTE PLACIDO with public transportation. The communal taxis and "motoconchos" (motorbike taxis) will deliver you right here. Also the buses from Santo Domingo drop you off right at the bottom our our little mountain.
    Thank you for sharing your experince for others

    April 2014
  • Este es un lugar muy especial. Su ubicacion en la parte alta de una cima es realmente espectacular! La vision es inmensa y te sientes como si estuvieras en una nube viendo alrededor como pasan aves, mariposas, el sonido de algun ganado de la zona, es decir, complentamente inmerso en la naturaleza pura pero con todas las comodidades necesarias para pasar unas placenteras vacaciones incluyendo la piscina con vistas.
    El lunes Diana da clases de Yoga una zona especial para ello en un amplio salon que esta en una cueva abierta donde es un lujo que no se pueden perder. Mi esposo y Yo ibamos en las manyanas a hacer stretch para comenzar el dia en forma. Para mi cumple hicimos una BBQ en el area de la piscina y realmente todo en general estuvo genial.
    Muchisimas gracias Don y Diana, sin duda repetiremos, pero la proxima vez estaremos 2 semanas, Jazmine es parte del paraiso!.

    March 2014
    Diana And Don
    Response from Diana And Don:

    We translated the review for you using the big G--gle tranaslation apps...

    This is a very special place. Its location on the top of a ridge is spectacular! The vision is immense and you feel like you're in a viewing cloud around and spend birds, butterflies, the sound of some livestock in the area, ie complentamente immersed in pure nature but with all the necessary comforts for a pleasant holiday including the pool with views. On Monday Diana Yoga teaches a special area for it in a large living room that is in an open cave which is a luxury that can not be missed. My husband and I were going to do in mornings stretch to start the day in the form. For my birthday we had a BBQ at the pool area and really everything in general was great. Thank you so much Don and Diana, definitely repeat, but next time will be two weeks, VILLA Jasmine is part of paradise!.

    March 2014
  • wir waren mit 4 personen im februar 2014 zu gast bei diana and don
    und die unterkunft war unglaublich
    geschmackvoll eingerichtet, geräumig, super bewtten phantastischer bilck, liebevoll gehüteter garten, und ein poo, nicht groß aber einfach klasse
    die gastgeber sehr hilfbereit, genau wie die mitarbeiter
    wissen muß man, daß ohne mietwagen dort nichts geht und... die auffahrt zum hotel hat´s auch in sich
    wir haben´s genossen

    February 2014
    Diana And Don
    Response from Diana And Don:

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    We were with 4 people in February 2014 welcoming with Diana and do and the accommodation was set up unbelievably tasteful, spacious, super bewtten fantastic Bilck, lovingly-kept garden, and a poo, not great but just great, the hosts very helpful, as are the employees must know you that nothing goes without a car there ... and the driveway to the hotel has it in itself, we have enjoyed of Use

    February 2014
  • Monte Placido is an amazing place on top of a hill overlooking the coastline. The infinity pool is a nice size, perfect for a refreshing dip after a long day or an early morning peaceful swim. The view is truly incredible overlooking the mountains and the ocean in the far distance. We saw a rainbow almost everyday. Plus our kids really loved their pool and meeting some other kids there too. It was also nice to be able to use the grill area located by the pool and made dinner there on a few occasions. Our garden apartment was superb, with 4 separate bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms of them are on an open platform area which our kids enjoyed "bunk bed style." One bedroom room was away from the main living area, making it the parental suite and good for privacy. It also had its own bathroom. The outdoor area for lounging and gabble for eating was great too with a beautiful view of the mountains. The apartment is decorated simply buy tastefully, and is comfortable. Fully equipped kitchen and all you need for your cooking needs. The grounds are kept immaculately, by Jean Claude and his crew. The tropical gardens are immense and lovely with something blooming everywhere. The yoga cave is tucked away from the main grounds, built into the side of the hill. Really special place with gorgeous wood decking and my wife did her yoga there a few mornings. It would be the perfect place for a yoga retreat. Donald and Diana are amazing hosts, and guided us to destinations near by, such as Las Galeras for snorkeling and the amazing restaurant El Cabito, where we had the best fish a LA PLANCHA. Zip Lining at WALK THE PLANK. Beaches near by are all fantastic. Our whole family definitely recommends Monte Placido and we hope to be back one day. Happy New year.

    December 2013
    Diana And Don
    Response from Diana And Don:

    Hello Eric, when you come back next time maybe from Jan to April don't forget the whale watching. I will pass on your compliments to the staff they will appreciate it. As you mentioned, It is important that future guests know that SAMANA offers many pristine beaches and that we strategically located to reach all of them. Eric as you are from NYC remember the JETBLUE flight form JFK to our local airport AZS only 40 minute drive.

    December 2013
  • Fantastic Villas in Paradise

    This place is amazing! Our family spent four nights here in mid-April, in the Gardenia unit. These are Mediterranean style houses build on top of one of the many hills in this area. The views of the region and the ocean to the North are stunning. I believe the Gardenia unit is the only unit that does not have ocean view directly from the rooms, it looks over a lovely valley to the east. This unit also features a fenced yard and a bedroom with a separate entrance. The bedrooms are nicely decorated, they have ceiling fans and mosquito screens on the windows. There is also a little fountain next to an outdoor dining table. The grounds are stunningly landscaped; and the pool and yoga grotto are just beautiful. Just as wonderful are the hosts. Don gave us very helpful advice on what and how to see the attractions in the area, and what to avoid.
    This is a perfect base for exploring the entire Samana Peninsula. We visited 6 beaches during our visit, all of them nice in their own distinct way. We took out a Hobie cat from the LT Sailing Club, a nice perk when staying at Monte Placido. The zip line north of Samana and the waterfalls near El Limon are both very convenient from Monte Placido, and worth visiting. The day trip over to Las Galeras is a little over an hour, (email hidden) to visit.
    Compared to the alternative of (email hidden) in Las Terrernas, there is no comparison in my (website hidden) has lots of cars, motorcycles, noise; worth a visit during the day, but you wouldn't want it to be the focus of your visit.
    If we are lucky enough to return to this area, we already know where we will be staying. My entire family wants to go back to Monte Placido!

    April 2013
    Diana And Don
    Response from Diana And Don:

    Yes Lena GARDENIA is the only unit that does not offer the spectacular ocean panorama. thus an adjusted rate. With its 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms, lofts and sleeping sofa bed GARDENIA can sleep up to 7+ ideal for a group wanting a quick affordable week end getaway.
    Thank you for pointing out that we are strategically located to all beaches, attractions and away from the hussle bustle of town.
    We are on site and after 10 years living here we are happy to share our insight and tips to enjoy beautiful Samana Peninsula.
    Yes, the sailing Club is a great perk and our guests love going out on the sea kayaks (free) and special price on Hobie Cat.
    Looking forwrd to welcoming you again
    Diana and Don

    April 2013
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Diana and I moved to the Dominican Republic 12 years ago Our place is called MONTE PLACIOD VACATION RENTALS comprised of 6 villas We call it Monte Placido and as the name indicates IT is "tranquil" up here on a mountain top over looking the ocean. Diana has become an avid yogi, organizes yoga retreats in what we call our the SHIVAS's CAVE. When I am not gardening I go sailing. Come and join us, relax and enjoy!
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