About this listing
Understated charm in a bohemian sanctuary Santorini style. Your own peace of paradise to relax and disconnect from de daily stress of life as we know it.
Prestine beach front "Santoriny style" hacienda, located in the desertic area between Bani and Azua, Dominican Republic.
A hertimts paradaise!. 20,000 sq mts of private meticulusly maintained lawn, heated pool, private beach with "beach club", private dock with palapa, bbq, Hammocks, mooring for up to a 45 foot outboard open fisherman. Heated picuzzy (large jacuzzy or small pool), 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, satelite tv, wireless internet, Sonos music in every area, clay tennis court with water moisture, large bbq area with bar, wood brick oven/smoker, seperate dinning area, outdoor poolside lounge.
Kayaks, laser sailboats, back up generators, Maid/Cook, gardner, valet/concierge all included.
This place is beauty and poetry conjugated into one word.
If you want to melt into nature and escape the traditional vacation, this is a must visit destination.
There are no restaurants nearby, 20 minutes away from brand new Hypermarket.
Driving distance from Santo Domingo is one hour.
Chauffeur to greet you at the airport and drive your rental car for you first to the market later on to the hacienda.
Interaction with Guests
It is my weekend retreat, i am never there, but it is fully staffed with a personnel that have been with me for several years and are trained to provide you with a memorable occasion. I am available for you 24/7 via email or my cel. for whatever you might need prior to and during your stay in my country.
Maid/Cook, gardner and Concierge/tour guide included. As a courtesy guests usually include them in shopping list for the cook to make meals for them while in the property. Maid usually leaves by 7pm leaving dinner semi prepared. The Maid comes back at 8:30 am. the entire staff is there to pamper you and see to all your needs, including running out for goods. (food replenishment, wine, etc.) You have full use of the entire 5 acre Hacienda, including orchards, kayaks, sailboats.
You have backup generator power in case of power outage from 9pm. to 8am.
Edmundo and his staff were Ambassadors for their country. The property was exactly as described and depicted.
Paradise can not compare. I was looking for a perfect place for me to disconnect from the world, so that I can reconnect with my daughter and mother. I spent three lovely days and could have spent a lifetime! It was wonderful to wake up in the morning and enjoy the quite and stillness of a private beach. I was able to read and enjoy a book on the beach without the noise and vendors that one usually encounters in more public beaches. My daughter and mother spent so much time enjoying the beach and pool that often I would have to remind them to come out to eat. Bring bug spray, since there are many fruit trees the mosquitos are all over the place.- but not a major issue. The home is lovely and comfortable, the perfect beach house. In regards to the staff, they are all lovely, but Papo, is amazing! He was kind and always willing to help. He was extremely willing to serve. We enjoyed a great bonfire on the beach, thanks to Papo. We ate s’mores and told old family stories, it was great! Edmundo provided a great deal of information prior to our visit so, that also made this a pleasurable experience. One suggest, update your playlist and download the Sonos App., you will be happy you did. Will surely consider returning to this home in the future.
Wow, how do I even begin to describe this place. What you see in the pictures is exactly how it looks but better in person. At first, my wife and I were a bit skeptical before booking due to us finding it hard to believe that a place this gorgeous exist at such a reasonable price. I am so glad we ended up booking it. It was exactly what we expected , plus more. The entire property belongs to you. The beach, dock, pool area, terrace, kayaks, boat, tennis court, basketball court, soccer and many more spots equipment and parts of the property. The outside master bathroom is beautiful! I enjoyed waking up and opening that door to the outside bathroom. The sunlight and the sound of the birds as the shower ran was tranquility. Then leaving the room and opening the doors that lead you to the outside and to the automatic beach view. The beach view with the mountains in the background was amazing. Sitting on the beach with that view and our refreshments really felt as if it was some type of dream in paradise. You can walk to the end of the dock and sit on the benches as the water waves. You can request a bonfire that Papo will setup right on the beach. Beautiful. Then having the option of relaxing by the pool area on comfortable cushions, our second favorite spot. We thought that at night time it may seem a little spooky being that it's just the two of us on this huge property. We totally forgot about that! It feels safe and the awesome lights that you have access to the trees, dock, pool, terrace, outside walk pathways. Lights everywhere. Regardless of the lights, it feels safe and peaceful at all times. The staff were all wonderful. It began with Carlos picking us up from the airport. He was friendly and very patient as we picked up the rental and bought groceries at the supermarket. He was very helpful at the grocery store. Then we met Eury at the property. He was friendly and always there for whatever you may need. If you need to go somewhere like the supermarket or you need to get something, he will be willing to drive you there. Eury will be with us when buying and paying which was great because I have no idea about the currency there. He always made sure to look at our receipts to be sure we were charged correctly. And he always had his "game" face as my wife called it when dealing with the people that are selling to us. Darkis, who cooked and cleaned for us was great. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner was always on point. Whatever you wanted her to cook, she cooked it "with love" as my wife would say. Darkis introduced us to her husband and kids when they picked her up and it was our pleasure to meet them. She seemed so proud of...
A true nature adventure! Edmundo`s place is t h e "One Of A Kind" in so many ways: Epic sunsets, soothing caribbean water, a green garden full of beautiful trees, herbs and flowers, spacious outdoor seating areas, and a Sonos sound system, which makes the grand property even more grand. We truly felt we were "at home" and in paradise at the same time from the second we got there.
On top of this, Edmundo takes hosting to a new level - he made our trip to a very pleasant and a really unforgettable breeze. During our 11 days stay, sharing his tips for tours, touching base to check if we were all fine - and he even gave us loads of tips of what to see and where to eat for our two final days in Santo Domingo - ever memorable as well.
Edmundo has got the nicest staff to take care of the property and the guests: Euri, Hilda and Papo were all so calm, warm and welcoming. We only know a few spanish words, despite this we communicated quite well with them, and it was really sad to say good bye after our stay. We have never ever had a trip to a foreign country this authentic, and we are forever grateful for how Edmundo, Euri, Hilda and Papo made it so.
Yes, this was our honeymoon, and it could not have been better for us and our kids aged 3 and 15.
Thank you so much! We`ll be back.
Edmundo made our first trip to the Dominican Republic an incredibly fulfilling experience. Yuri was the most patient, gracious host we could have possibly imagined and Hilda cooked some delicious authentic Dominican cuisine for us every day. We highly recommend taking Edmundo's advice on the Jaragua National Park day trip! Will definitely be back for a honeymoon someday!
The pictures and comments that everyone has made are exactly accurate. The feel of the entire home was the most relaxing and peaceful place I have been to during a vacation-- every detail of the property, and the service provided gave the perfect serene environment.
Notre séjour fut extraordinaire à la hacienda Los Guayacanes.
Notre hôte, Edmundo, déploie beaucoup de ressources et d'efforts afin d'agrémenter notre séjour et ce, avant même notre arrivée!
Un chauffeur vient nous chercher à l'aéroport; ce qui est une bonne chose, car circuler dans Santo Domingo est du sport! Conduire, pour initiés seulement!
Les 2 heures requises entre l'aéroport de Santo Domingo et la hacienda en valent la peine.
Notre arrivée dans cet oasis de paix se fait au son des oiseaux et des cigales.
Beaucoup d'efforts ont été mis en place pour faire de cet endroit un domaine d'arbres fruitiers, de fleurs et plantes.
Un accent particulier est mis pour être en harmonie avec la nature.
Il y a beaucoup d'endroits différents pour relaxer. On peut y faire jouer notre musique favorite un peu partout avec le système Sonos.
Le signal wifi est capté partout sur le site.
Les photos donnent une bonne idée des lieux, mais jamais comme si vous y étiez, c'est paradisiaque!
Le coucher de soleil accompagne notre souper.
Beaucoup d'ombre offerte gracieusement par les arbres, autour de la piscine et des banquettes.
La piscine, permet aux enfants d'y patauger sans danger et pendant des heures sans trop de stress sur les parents, qui peuvent s'y reposer autour, à leur tour. Elle mesure environ 5m de diamètre par 90cm de profondeur, c'est idéal pour nous enfants de 4 à 9 ans!
La vue du quai sur la mer et les montagnes est superbe. Une autre belle place pour relaxer.
Côté nourriture, Hilda nous fait goûter à de bonnes recettes locales, à moins de contre indications.
Nous sommes accompagnés par Eury, vers l'épicerie. C'est rassurant et pratique pour les conseils et la conduite en République dominicaine!!
Mais en cas de besoin, le dépanneur local offre la livraison!
Ce fameux Eury est le gérant de service, l'homme à tout faire.
Il est disponible à toute heure du jour ou de la nuit (!)
Et que dire de Papo, le jardinier qui s'occupe de l'entretien de toute cette végétation luxuriante!
Quant à la maison comme telle, elle est modeste, mais suffisante pour accueillir confortablement un couple ou une grande famille. Avec toutes ses aires extérieures, c'est comme si l'on vivait dehors, climatiseur en prime.
Mais ce qui nous émerveilla le plus fut la salle de bain des maîtres, avec comme plafond, le ciel et ses murs en pierres remplis de fossiles. De prendre sa douche au clair de lune, avec quelques chandelles...wow!
Merci Edmundo, ainsi qu'à toute l'équipe!
About the Host, Edmundo
I am very natured oriented, hence why i own Hacienda Guayacanes.
I love the ocean, stars, clear sunny days, wind and cruising Ocoa bay early in the morning.
I am very sensuous and detail oriented. I like subtlety with comfort.