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Eco-friendly 2-story Covid escape in Jarabacoa.

5.0(27 reviews)SuperhostJarabacoa, La Vega, Dominican Republic
Earth house hosted by Neal
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Rustic earthen, eco-friendly two story COB cottage in Quintas del Bosque, Jarabacoa surrounded by gardens, hiking trails and waterfalls. We built this cottage using sand, clay, straw & water manually. Built with love, passion and patience, hand sculpted. Top floor has a tree house feel. Open to nature under the cover of a roof, includes a kitchen, bathroom and area to dine & relax. Below the cozy bedroom with a fireplace inside of 18' thick cob walls creating an intimate quiet relaxing place.

The space
A romantic, unique cob cottage that is built from earth clay, straw, sand and water and with no machinery, low carbon footprint. It's a perfect escape from the Covid riddled city where you are isolated from everyone and we practice social distancing and masked,with at least 24 hrs between bookings. This rustic cottage - eco friendly - has walls that are 18 inches thick, a built in fire place for warmth and ambiance in the winter, and cool in the summer. A two story structure, living space is upstairs and your bedroom is down the outside stairs. A unique form of Glamping for those who enjoy unique green earth friendly environments. We do have many stairs from where you park to walk to the cottage.

Arrive walking down the white stone stairs, pass exotic bamboos and herbs, flowers in the garden to the top floor of the two level structure. All done in harmony with nature, and improve air quality. Here is a hammock waiting, a lounger and benches to stretch out on as you look across the mountain vista as if sitting in your own tree house. Perfect space to sip your coffee or tea and feel at one with nature. There is a table and chairs to dine. There is also the outdoor kitchen with a small fridge, stove cook top, sink with hot and cold water and all the pots, pans, cutlery, glasses and dishes to enjoy your meal. Just bring your food. The bathroom gives you a two sided view as you shower feeling like you are in the trees. Hot water shower, toilet and washbasin.

Walk down the external stairs to your bedroom. Queen comfy bed in the cozy intimate space. This is the cob structure that is cool in summer, and with a small fireplace, warm in the winter. Step out of this room to the pond with is tranquilizing waterfall that will put you in the mood to hike out to the main waterfalls.

Bring books to read as there is no television. This is the place to totally disconnect and be in nature. If you love to write, enjoy painting and sketching, play a musical instrument, this is the place to be inspired. Bring your yoga mat and find your perfect spot to meditate. You will feel the energy of being in the mountains. Across the valley you can barely see the other houses.


Bring your swim suites and hike out. The first is a 20 min hike and the second falls is an addition 45 min.

Also bring your hiking boots as there are many hikes, starting right from our gardens. They have breathtaking views of the mountains.

We have a second rental unit on the property and we live in the main house, so you may chose to interact with others, or be by yourself. There are a few communally shared spaces such as the BBQ area and the gardens.

Guest access
You have your own area with plenty privacy, but we do live on the property and you may find us in the garden or the wood fired BBQ area. Because the cottage is isolated, it is a safe retreat from expossure to the pandemic.
We have a second rental unit on the property, but it is unlikely that you will meet meet other guests. There are many paths around the property to go walking and exploring. You are welcome to come visit us at the main house, masked and socially distant. Please note that Quintas Del Bosque is a secure, gated, guarded property, not a party house nor a place for loud music. This is a place to hear the sounds of nature.

Other things to note
The mountains are cooler than the coast, so have something warm to wear after dark. We do get rain and some of the areas can get damp or wet if there is wind with the rain. We have many stairs on the property in order to access your accommodation. Your welcome to dip in the pond that I built. The water is fed from an underground spring, hence it has a natural filtration system and we have a few fish in it. This is not a swimming pool. We strongly suggest that you stop for groceries in town BEFORE arriving a once you do arrive you won's want to leave to go back to town to shop for groceries.
Rustic earthen, eco-friendly two story COB cottage in Quintas del Bosque, Jarabacoa surrounded by gardens, hiking trails and waterfalls. We built this cottage using sand, clay, straw & water manually. Built with love, passion and patience, hand sculpted. Top floor has a tree house feel. Open to nature under the cover of a roof, includes a kitchen, bathroom and area to dine & relax. Below the cozy bedroom with a firep… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Indoor fireplace
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Washer
Dryer
Fire extinguisher
Security cameras on property
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Jarabacoa, La Vega, Dominican Republic

We live in one of the top mountain developments in the Caribbean, Quintas del Bosque. Walking distance from the house are two waterfalls. The first is an easy 20 min hike. This falls is about 30 ft high. The second falls is another 45 min hike from here. You will hike in and out of the river and it is about 80 feet high and spectacular. Both waterfalls have wonderful pools to swim in.

Recently 2 miles of hiking trails were built on the estate. Bring your hiking shoes. Park your car and walk from our home to the trails of breath taking views where the only sounds you will hear are the birds singing or the water gurgling.

Our eastern neighbor is an active monastery with 10 monks. They offer Sunday mass and a gift shop.

On the estate are about 35 homes built but used primarily as second homes for weekend getaways .

Town is a 10 minute drive should you decide to explore the local markets and eateries.
We live in one of the top mountain developments in the Caribbean, Quintas del Bosque. Walking distance from the house are two waterfalls. The first is an easy 20 min hike. This falls is about 30 ft high. The se…

Hosted by Neal

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I am an adventurer, solo around the world racing yachtsman, award winning author, motivational keynote speaker and lover of life. I live for great experiences and have helped in diplomatic issues and peace talks. Much time is spent mentoring young people including teaching macro-economics at several universities, sailing, playing in my garden and traveling the globe. My friends span all corners of the world. I have no time for drama. When visiting us I enjoy stimulating conversations and will give you a tour of our gardens explaining why I have chosen to create this environment. Some of my favorite places range from Thailand because of the great street food, cheap massages and friendly, smiling people. We love Cape Town, South Africa with its great mountains and beaches, vineyards and orchards and resilient, polite people. Portugal and Ireland are special because of all our close friends there. As a motivational speaker I have experienced many countries and cultures, enjoying the finest hotels. But we always add on extra days to throw a backpack on and travel like a local. I have had the privilege of experiences over 100 countries. I have also sailed to some of the most remote corners of our planet. Currently I am writing my third book based on our travels, people we have come to know and cultures we have loved. I will cover economic injustice, social reforms, what a civil society should resemble to how we can add to our world and create a sustainable legacy.
I am an adventurer, solo around the world racing yachtsman, award winning author, motivational keynote speaker and lover of life. I live for great experiences and have helped in di…
During your stay
We live in the main house above the guest suite about 30m from your cottage, and here to help you with what your needs are. Some guests like more interaction and we are happy to engage. Others want to be by themselves, and we will respect that quiet time.
We live in the main house above the guest suite about 30m from your cottage, and here to help you with what your needs are. Some guests like more interaction and we are happy to en…
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