About this listing
Fully furnished 2 bed apt on the 2nd floor of a private home in a residential section of Santiago, 20 mins from STI. Enjoy a private entrance, driveway, A/C, WIFI, cable TV, washing machine, back-up power generator & back-up water tank.
Our beautiful home is conveniently located on House 13, Street 13 in Los Altos De Rafey, Santiago between Hoyo De Lima Industrial and the famous Zona Franca, right off of the Circunvalacion avenue. It is about 20-25 minutes from the Santiago International Airport and about 10 minutes from the popular Santiago monument and the bustling shopping avenue Calle del Sol.
Our home is spacious and airy with large ceiling fans and lots of windows that let in the amazing hill-top breeze and guarantee that you'll see almost no mosquitoes!
The two bedrooms are large and equipped with Queen-sized beds, windows, and lots of closet space. There is a powerful air conditioner in the master bedroom and large ceiling fan in the second bedroom. A full-sized sofa bed in the living room can accommodate two additional guests or small children. The wrap-around terrace is a perfect place to lounge on our rocking chairs while taking in the cool-breeze and scenic views.
We have an electric generator that kicks in automatically in the event of a power outage as well as an additional water storage tank ("tinaca") in the event of a temporary water shortage.
Many guests are so pleasantly surprised with the beauty and comfort of our home that they choose to extend their stay upon arrival. If you find yourself equally in love, simply contact me and I will do my best to accommodate you if there are no other reservations. Please note that you will be expected to pay for the additional night(s) using a major credit card via the site's resolutions tool.
Guests will have access to a private driveway, wireless internet access, local telephone calling, a washing machine and cable TV. A trusted cook and/or maid service can be arranged for an additional fee. Please inquire with Gloria about these additional services.
Interaction with Guests
Upon your arrival, Gloria will ensure that your check-in and check-out run smoothly. She resides nearby and will be at your disposal day or night in case of emergencies. I will also be available remotely and via telephone if you should ever need anything.
There is a family residing on the ground floor of our home and although they are very friendly, you and your guests are expected to respect their privacy.
The home is located in Altos de Rafey which is a quiet residential neighborhood. Even so, there are round-the-clock motorized and armed security guards in the neighborhood for your protection. Feel free to introduce yourselves.
For those familiar with Santiago, the home is located on the avenida Circunvalacion between Hoyo de Lima Industrial and La Zona Franca.
A nearby shopping center features a gas station, taxi stand, food market, ice-cream shop, restaurant, beauty salon, and liquor store among other things. Also, the popular Colinas Shopping Mall and Jumbo Supermarkets are only 5 minutes away.
Major attractions are anywhere from 15-20 minutes away and include El Centro Leon, the National Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration Era, the Aurora Cigar Factory, the Apostle Santiago Cathedral, Kaskada Park and Dream Casino to name a few. There are also major restaurants nearby such as the famous Pedro Restaurant, Camp David Ranch and El Tablon Latino, all given 4.5-5 stars on TripAdvisor.
The home is perfect for those with a rental vehicle but nearby cab service is cheap, safe and easily accessible day or night. Gloria can also give you the phone number of a grocery store that delivers right to the home so long as you have Dominican pesos.
Other Things to Note
1. The Owner is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest.
2. The Owner and the agents of Owner are not responsible for damage, loss, expense, and stolen claims, action or liability of any kind whatsoever, or howsoever caused including, without limitation, a claim of any kind by any member of the Guest party (including those of minor children), which arises from or relates in any way to the use or occupation of the property by the Guest, members of the Guest party or by invitees of the Guest.
1. There is NO SMOKING in the home. No exceptions.
2. Small pets permitted with prior approval.
3. Noise level should not be excessive.
4. Keep the property and all furnishings in good working order.
5. Only use appliances for their intended uses.
6. Have fun! The Dominican Republic is known for the beauty and warmth of it's people and places so please go explore!
Gloria was wonderful throughout. Made sure I was comfortable and secure, and went beyond the call of duty by helping to arrange tour transport. The house is beautiful. well maintained, and clean. Could not have been more pleased with the accommodations.
My husband and I spent almost two months at Gloria's and we had a great time! The apartment is very clean and very well protected. It is much bigger than the pictures make it look which was a pleasant surprise for us. Gloria provided everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. I would definitely recommend the place and would stay again!
Another great stay here - I will be making this my regular stop in Santiago and look forward to it every time! Highly recommend.
It was nice
El Apartamento esta bien situado, el centro de la ciudad se encuentra a tan solo 10 min. en coche. El Apartamento es mas grande de lo que esperaba. Con una grande Terrasa. Amarilis la encargada del Apartamento fue muy hamable y nos ofrecio su hayuda para cualquiera cosa. Apesar de la centralidad de la locazion es bien tranquilo, hasi uno puede relajarse en la terresa y votar el estress de la ciudad. El Monumento de Santiago se puede ver desde la localidad. La proxima vez que este en Santiago volvere a estar en ese agradable apartamento. Y una vez mas le doi las gracias a Amarilis por su atencion y hamabilidad. El Apartamento es 100% para recomendar!
Very good apartment and hosts! Plenty of space in a quiet and friendly neighborhood. The check-in process was very smooth, and the apartment gets a nice breeze by being on the second floor. I will definitely be staying here again.
Sehr gut angekommen wurden freundlich empfangen .. Haus central gelegen und sehr gut ausgestattet .. Küche top sehr netter kontakt bis bald
About the Host, Clarissa & Gloria
- ME (Clarissa): a native New Yorker of Dominican descent living in Brooklyn, practicing poverty law, and completely obsessed with collecting recipe books, work-out equipment/videos and talking about the book that I've been writing in my head for over a decade (you'd be surprised at the level of detail). My incredibly patient fiance and totally fashionable teen-aged daughter are my reluctant co-conspirators through life and luckily are much, much cooler than me.
- MOM (Gloria): a wonderful New York ex-pat who lived and worked in Manhattan since the 70's and finally had the good sense to retire to the Dominican Republic and finish construction on her home in 2006. She's a seamstress by trade with a hardworking, creative and entrepreneurial spirit and is super excited to host you in her lovely home! (That's where you come in):
- YOU: a wayward traveler with your sights set on the gorgeous Caribbean island of Hispaniola, Dominican Republic, who will soon find your home-away-from-home in the vibrant and bustling Santiago! Lucky you!
Let's make this happen!