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Villa - Entire home/apt · Carretera Las Terrenas - Sanchez, Las Terrenas, Samana 32000, Dominican Republic
Diana And Don

FALCONA is a VILLA (2/3 Bdrm for a couple/family) 1 of 6 units on MONTE PLACIDO, a gated and tranquil residencewith easy access to beaches.
Other MONTE PLACIDO units listed : airbnb :
ROSA Ref :454630
GARDENIA Ref :125920
MAGNOLIA Ref :216723

Your host, Diana And Don
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FALCONA is a VILLA (2/3 Bdrm for a couple/family) 1 of 6 units on MONTE PLACIDO, a gated and tranquil residencewith easy access to beaches.
Other MONTE PLACIDO units listed : airbnb :
ROSA Ref :454630
GARDENIA Ref :125920
MAGNOLIA Ref :216723

The Space

Imagine a Falcon perched atop a palm tree surveying the flat lands and ocean below, This describes the view from our second floor apartment FALCONA. The living room and dining areas are spacious with sliding doors that open to the terrace and magnificent ocean and garden panorama. It has two bedrooms and one large bathroom. The master has a King bed, the second bedroom two single beds that can be converted into a queen. It is comfortable sleeping for couples. A cot can also set in the living room bringing its maximum capacity to six.

The hilltop residence MONTE PLACIDO has six homes for rent. We are quiet and tranquil, gated and safe. Our gardens have a spectacular variety of tropical plants and flowers. In the center of the garden is our beautiful infinity pool. It is the perfect place to relax on a lounge char, barbecue on the rill, or go for a nice cool swim.

The most amazing feature of Monte Placido is the Yoga Cave. The Yoga Studio has ocean view, a wooden workout floor and an Iyengar rope wall. It is fully stocked with mats, blankets and blocks. Up the stairs is a natural cave perfect for small discussion groups or (email hidden) guests of Monte Placido you are welcome to use the Yoga Cave for your private workout.

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

Monte Placido is the special 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 are around to assist you. We provide optional services such as welcome meals, massage and 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

MONTE PLACIDO offers the most unique combination of ocean and mountain views. All the villas are set in such a way that it is very private. The infinity pool is shared but most often our guest are off to the beach.
On AIRBNB and other website we hold the highest number of 5 star reviews in our price category thanks to the services and amenities that we offer our guests.
Our guests appreciate our own rental vehicles and access to the sailing and beach club.

Interaction with Guests

We live on site and we are happy to share our experience after living here for 12 years and tips with our guests.
Our 24/7 staff is always available to help make your stay comfortable.

The Neighborhood

The Dominicans have welcomed us to their beautiful country. We live in harmony with the villagers in small village just outside of Las Terenas. Come share with us a peaceful lifestyle on top of our mountain overlooking the ocean and coconut groves below.

Getting around

We are just outside of town (12 minute drive) If you don't rent a car, public transportation goes by at the bottom of our hill. We also have our own rental vehicles. We organize airport transfer.

Other Things to Note

We have a unique cave on the side of our mountain that was set up for yoga. We call Shiva's cave. We organize retreats and events (small weddings).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $37 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $70 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We stayed for 4 nights at Mount Placido, it is located near the sea and close to many beaches on a small hill which gave us an extraordinary view of the coast! We were very please to have chosen this place, only the rain did alter our 'beach' plans yet the comfort of Mount Placido rescued us! I would definitely recommend whether for a couple, friends or family to stay in Mount Placido (I hope the spelling is correct ;)! It is close to everything & will give you the rest you need!!

    May 2014
  • Jimmy and I had an amazing time at Monte Placido. We traveled to Las Terrenas for a relaxing week-long vacation in March. Don was helpful from the get-go by coordinating transport from the airport. He even picked us up from town when we arrived. The monte placido website FAQs section was extremely helpful for us to plan our trip. We spent a total of 3 days in Monte Placido in Lilka. Everything was clean and beautiful. It really is even more beautiful in real life than in the pictures. Don and Diana really anticipated everything that we could need during our stay. We rented the moto for our stay and putted around the Dominican countryside. The hill-top villa is quiet at night and we were able to rest comfortably. It was pure bliss!

    March 2014
    Diana And Don
    Response from Diana And Don:

    Thank you 3 days was too short to relax and discover beautiful Samana Peninsula.
    Please try come back.

    March 2014
  • This had to be one of the most amazing trips ever! We wanted an experience that was away from tourist and was more "lets get lost" type of vacation, and that's exactly what we got! We were able to be around the locals and enjoy the pristine beaches, to doing our own grocery shopping which i highly enjoyed. We stayed in the falcona, which honestly if we could live at that villa we would. The view from the falcona and i'm pretty sure any villa was breath-taking and the best view to ever wake-up to. Don and Diana were more than helpful giving us information on getting around the area and were there whenever we needed help. Getting to Monte Placido is a challenge, but i will tell ya.. it was beyond worth it. We already started talking about making this a yearly travel tradition! See ya soon!! & thank you!

    May 2013
    Diana And Don
    Response from Diana And Don:

    Thank for future guests! Your comments will help them decide to come and enjoy a getaway on Monte Placido.

    May 2013
  • Not just a view but THE VIEW OF A LIFETIME from a mountaintop garden paradise!

    We enjoyed our stay immensely. The FALCONA unit was immaculately clean and host Don (we did not meet Diana) was extremely friendly and helpful -- he even helped us arrange to have a pizza delivered one night. The best feature of the unit is the sliding living area doors which open to the breathtaking balcony view.

    In addition to all the listed amenities the satellite TV package has numerous English language channels including HBO and NBATV. We also appreciated the welcome basket with local coffee and pan de coco (coconut bread) for breakfast in the morning.

    A word on the driveway -- it definitely requires a sense of adventure to get to the top of Monte Placido. We hiked up by foot upon arrival and one night drove up the (paved) driveway in a torrential downpour -- we popped the vehicle into 4WD and had no issues whatsoever despite me never having driven in 4WD mode before. The climb either by foot or vehicle is a small price to pay to get to what is essentially the top of a private mountain.

    It is possible to get to and stay at the property without renting a car -- we arrived via Transporte Las Terrenas guagua (bus) from Santo Domingo which dropped us at the turnoff from the main road to the property. When we left we caught the local guagua back to Las Terrenas (runs periodically during the daytime) and another guagua to Santiago from there. Additionally there are motoconchos (motorcycle taxis) which pass by frequently. We decided in advance to rent of the vehicles from Don on the property for two days and were glad we did because it enabled us to take a day trip to Las Galeras and catch a boat from there to Playa Rincon -- if you have the chance to do this don't pass it up!

    Our only regret is that we were only able to stay for two nights. Within minutes of arriving and taking in the view we were already discussing plans for a return trip later this year with friends!

    March 2013
    Diana And Don
    Response from Diana And Don:

    You said it all! Despite all our efforts we tried on photos and video to high light the panorama. It just give that #D effect. Our guests greatly appreciate the welcome basket with the Coco bread and honey from the village. True it is a hike up here but really worth it.
    Looking forwrd to welcoming you

    March 2013
  • We stayed at Monte Placido for 2 nights and unfortunately we didn't get to spend very much time on the property. Don/Dianas' directions to the place was extremely clear/helpful and the place was veeeery quiet which is exactly what we wanted. If you want to get away from the touristy hustle and bustle of Las Terrenas but still be close to town, you probably won't find anything better. Ask the hosts for suggestions for eating/going out in town, they are definitely in the know about all that stuff. The pool is really stunning but freezing cold!

    March 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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