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.
Drining distance from Santo Domingo is one hour.
Personel for airport pick up to accompany you to the property included.
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 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!
What can we say that others haven't already said? We specifically did not want a big resort experience for this vacation. We wanted a quiet but beautiful place to slow things down, relax and re-invigorate our family in the middle of a crazy New England winter.
We got exactly that from Edmundo's wonderful home. A private oasis but with three fantastic assistants. You've read all the kudos about Hilda (silent "h" please when you say her name!), Euri and Papo but I'll just add that after a week with them we all hugged goodbye.
Euri drove us to the airport at 3 in the morning and had only smiles and kind words.
Hilda gave us wonderful meals and tips on foods to buy at the store that we would not have thought of.
Papo worked around the clock keeping the pool clean, the leaves raked but also it was great to know that he lived on the property in case we had any problems at an off time of the night.
Edmundo was always available via WhatsApp, checking in on us and when we missed our connection from JFK to SDQ (thanks, frozen Boston airport!) and got there a day late, he offered to refund a night's stay...see if your all inclusive resort ever does THAT!
Mostly we relaxed on the property but we did do the worthwhile day trip to la Bahia de las Aguilas. Not only is the beach beautiful, but the ride there is very picturesque. Look for the iguanas towards the end of the drive. On our day there we say a whale, lots of fish and bought excellent lobsters from a fisherman who had just caught them...and of course, Hilda cooked them up in garlic. Better than our Boston lobsters!
No one wanted to leave but sadly we had to. This was our first trip to the Dominican Republic and if we return we'll book Hacienda Los Guayacanes again!
Thanks again, Edmundo, Euri, Hilda, Papo and Carlos (our driver from the airport when we arrived).
We are a family of four, two boys of 12 and 15 years. We wanted to get away from cold Connecticut and were looking at resorts in Carribean Islands. It just wasn’t inspiring at all. We have never used Airbnb before and decided to give it try. We def. didn’t regret that.
We were attracted to the beautiful pictures of Hacienda Los Guayanes and the very positive reviews. The place didn’t disappoint us. The description and pictures show exactly what you get.
The owner, Edmundo, is a perfect host. He’s always accessable and replies immediately. It’s important to him, that his guests feel comfortable and enjoy their stay at his home. It’s clear that he is primarily in this “business” to promote his country, which he loves. Visiting Edmundo felt like visiting a relative.
Pros: Wonderful property, beautifully decorated with much personality. Most important to us was the 20,000 sq meter beautiful lawn, as there are 3 soccer mad males in our family. The place was perfect for that, and Edmundo was so kind to have a goal made for us. I really enjoyed reading and watching the sea from our private beach. No shouting people, no jet skies, no music, just the waves and the birds. It’s def. a plus that the place is staffed with kind and service minded people. We did especially appreciate the drivers Carlos and Euri.
Cons: This paradise is far away from everything. We couldn’t be bothered to drive for so many hours, which meant that we have never seen so little of a country.
On Edmundo’s recommendation we did, however, go to Bahia de las Aguilas. We left at 7am and was back almost 13 hours later. It was indeed a very long trip, but it was worth it. Not so much because of the beach, but the drive took us through many villages, the mountains, the coastline and gave us a good picture of the Southwest of DR. The final part of the trip to the beach was by boat, which was great and our sons had fun fishing.
To conclude we had a wonderful relaxing vacation in this little paradise, it was a unique experience, which we will never forget.
We just returned from an eleven night stay at Los Guayacanes and let us just say what a special oasis it is! We traveled with our two young boys and were content to stay at the property and enjoy the many lovely spots. Morning at the tennis court, beach and peer and afternoons at the pool and Terrace relaxing and reading! Having Hilda cook you breakfast lunch and prep dinner was an unbelievably wonderful experience. She made us feel so well taken care of and relaxed. Our kids adored her. We really enjoyed her cooking as well. We wish we spoke more Spanish, which would have allowed for easier commication. But we did use the (website hidden) translate app which helped a lot. And it was fun to push ourselves out of our comfort zone. So be prepared that their English is very limited. Don't let this stop you though we all worked together to communicate.
Amazing care has been put into the landscape. Papo is meticulous and amazingly hard-working always with a smile on his face.All the plants and lush grass are gorgeous. There's just so many nice details around the entire property we just kept marveling at how pretty it was the entire time!
We loved the proximity to the beach and the beautiful breeze. Nice new towels.And the sun shelter was great for the kids. The beach is so private we only saw two or three people in our entire trip. We loved that it's west facing also so that you could see beautiful sunsets every night. Definitely bring water shoes as its rocky. We didn't take out the sailboat but enjoyed the kayaks a lot.
The house is very comfortable, but a little bit dated. We did have a little bit of trouble using things like the satellite tv, the hot water in the showers, the sliding doors and air conditioner in the master bedroom, but we have to remember that we were in a whole other world. Not a big complaint but just don't expect things like tennis rackets and snorkels to be new. Also make sure to bring some bug spray. There were no mosquitoes at the beach but definitely they linger in the house. We speculate that they enjoy the water from the hydration system. We barely got any bites but but our kids definitely did.
Edmundo has made sure that you will feel completely safe and cared for from the moment you book. Sending you all the information, grocery and menu ideas and answering all your questions quickly. He even helped us acquire a high chair.Carlos meeting you at the airport and bringing you grocery shopping to Yuri running out to get beers. Such a very unique experience!We are going to miss this place and the staff a lot!
Our 9 day stay over Christmas and New Year’s at Hacienda los Guayacanes was magical, restorative, relaxing, fun, and beautiful. The sleeping accommodations furnished just the right amount of room for the six of us (3 generations). The thoughtfully and gorgeously developed grounds provided several areas for hanging out as a group (front patio, poolside lounging area, and shaded pier), plus areas for quiet time for anyone who needed it (hammock, shaded beach chairs, a blanket on the beautiful lawn). Our favorite activity was the amazing snorkeling right off the dock (go in the morning when the water is crystal clear). We also took advantage of the kayaks, and went on one excursion with the driver, Euri, but were otherwise content to just enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
But what really made the whole stay so enjoyable was the wonderful staff. We felt so pampered and looked after and supported by everyone. Carlos met us at the airport and took us grocery shopping, then handed us off to Euri, who during the week acted as driver/trip organizer/fish procurer, and helped us with the kayaks. Pappo kept the grounds and pool neat and clean, and started the brick oven (for pizza) and the bonfire. And last but not least, Hilda, who cooked, cleaned, and generally mothered us. She made wonderfully satisfying meals (our favorites were the traditional dishes of chicken, rice and beans, tacos, etc.) And of course, Edmundo was always in touch by What'sap, checking to see if we needed anything, the perfect host. All in all, a pretty perfect family vacation, and we all agreed we’d like to come back soon.
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.