ROSA offers the best of all FIVE :
- Ocean & mountain views.
- Peaceful pastoral setting
- Short, easy, economic access to town
- Strategically located to reach all pristine beaches
- MONTE PLACIDO 5 star service and amenitie
- Car rental
Monte Placido is a hilltop residence with homes for rent, each with private terraces and spectacular ocean view. We are quiet and tranquil, gated and safe. Our gardens have a beautiful variety of tropical plants and colorful flowers. In the center of the garden is our lovely infinity pool. It is the perfect place to relax on a lounge chair, barbecue on the grill and go for a nice cold swim.
Our STUDIO APARTMENT - ROSA, is the perfect spot for a couple on a budget or someone traveling alone. ROSA is warmly decorated with Mom's antique furniture and a king size that can be slip into two single beds Inside there is a kitchenette and a small cafe table. Outside you will find a comfortable terrace with sofa and dining table. There is also an outside kitchen with a large barbecue and sink.From the small patio in front of the house, you can sit and relax with a marvelous view of the ocean and flower gardens. ROSA has cable television and wifi.
Our environment is unique in Las Terrenas because we offer the best of both worlds. Monte Placido captures the peaceful and calming tropical spirit. Travel down our little mountain and in minutes you arrive at a dozen magnificent beaches. Reach the heart of Las Terrenas in only fifteen minutes where you can enjoy many fine restaurants and Caribbean nightlife. Public transportation is available to town.
The most amazing feature of Monte Placido is the Yoga Cave. The yoga studio has ocean view, a wooden workout floor and Iyengar rope wall. It is fully stocked with mats, blankets and blocks. Up the inside stairs is a natural cave perfect for small discussion groups or meditation. As guests of Monte Placido you are welcome to use the Yoga Cave for your private workout.
Monte Placido is the 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 we 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..
Diana and I live on site with a 24/7 staff to help and share tips and experience about Samana and Las Terrenas.
You will access to travel website 5 star rated service and amenities. We hold highest in our category and area!
Diana and I and our staff live on site and we are all available to share our experiences of living on Samana Peninsula, to be of service and make your stay the most comfortable and pleasurable.
We moved to the her 12 years ago. The Dominicans have welcomed us to their beautiful country. We live in a small village and let us share our lifestyle with you. Enjoy the fresh natural vegetables and tropical fruits fruits. Let the village fishermen bring you the catch of the day. Watch the sun rise over the ocean from our mountain top retreat.
If you don't rent a vehicle, Cheap local public transportation runs just at the bottom of our hill.
Also the bus from Santo Dominigo comes runs direct at the bottom every day.
Contact us for airport transfer, our own vehicle rentals (ATRV, Car scooters motorbikes)
Come and enjoy!
Diana and Don=Good People!! They were super warm and smart and helpful. And their place: Monte Placido! What an apt name. Everything about our suite, the pool, the view, the landscaping, the hills and flora/fauna was fantastic. Great, huge deck with view, beautiful arrival hot meal after our long car-ride. We went to the wrong airport...make sure to go to the local airport.They are helpful in all ways. Diana Taught a great yoga class and we spent time using the studio when another teacher came and on our own---all gorgeous views, fun. The beaches nearby are indescribably lovely. Placid, warm, turquoise water. We feel so lucky to have found their place:) And now that I'm back to the winter freeze, I'm staying under the quilt until I have to return to work tomorrow, looking at photos of the beauty we saw all around us. Go to Mount Placido; the hill is easy once you realize that the rental cars there have a low gear. And SO WORTH IT!!!
Our response. I really have nothing more to say. Mazzy said it all! Thank you
Just one addendum Our local airport is called SAMANA (code AZS). It is only 40 minutes away from us. ( we organize pick up)
For the "snow birds" it is served by Air Canada, Westjet and Canjet from Toronto and Montreal.
From the North East Corridor it is served by JETBLUE out of JFK.
All flights leave early in the morning and you are by the beach no later than 3pm.
Looking forwrd to welcoming you
Diana and don
We had the most incredible time at Monte Placido- even more surreal than the photos, great hospitality, clean & well-equipped. Diana and Don were really thoughtful and provided us with everything we needed to make us feel at home. The only downside was that we couldn't stay longer than 3 days.
Monte Placido is located on a secluded hilltop but is just a short drive away from the adorable town of Las Terrenas and its beautiful beaches. We also rented a car from Don (highly recommended) and were able to get around really easily.
Would return in a heartbeat- thank you Diana and Don!
Schon die Ankunft ins Hiltop war beeindruckend. Ein steiler Aufstieg und dann belohnt mit einer herrlichen Aussicht. Sehr grosszügige Zimmer mit einer schönen Terrasse. Der Infinity-Pool mit seiner herrlichen Aussicht auf die Bucht von Las Terrenas - WOW. Und das ganze kann man noch bei einer entspannenden Massage geniessen. Don ist ein gemütlicher Gastgeber und ich freue mich schon auf eine Rückkehr. Einziger Wermutstropfen war das Frühstück - hat deutliches Verbesserungspotenzial ...
For our future guests. see below the (website hidden) translate of Rolf's review.
Rolf's comment on our breakfast. We are not a B&B nor a hotel, we rent fully furnished homes with all amenities. We provide a complimentary continental breakfast for our guests on the 1st day of their arrival as a convenience so that they are not obliged to go shopping and can just relax on site.
Our continental breakfast consist of : Coffee and/or tea - Butter and honey - croissant or pain au chocolat or coco bread.
FYI We had pizza delivered for Rolf and we can prepare lunch or dinner but with 24 hour notice.
Just to be sure no misunderstanding I wish to clarify. Rolf mentions "room" It is VILLA with living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen terrace, and bedroom and as he mentions "spacious".
I want to thank Rolf for his time and his review. It gives us the opportunity to clarify any future misunderstanding in relation to our services and amenities.
"The arrival into Hiltop was impressive. A steep climb and then rewarded with a magnificent view. Very spacious room with a nice terrace. The infinity pool with its magnificent views over the bay of Las Terrenas - WOW. And all you can still enjoy a relaxing massage. Don is a welcoming hosts and I am looking forward to a return. The only downside was the breakfast - has clear potential for improvement ...".
This was a perfect place to stay for me - I was travelling alone and didn't want a resort, and wanted to stay somewhere quiet without having to rent a car (and I don't speak Spanish). Don and Diana are wonderful hosts - very helpful and accommodating for my first trip to the DR. Monte Placido is just as it looks in the pictures and the studio apartment is lovely and private, made spacious by a comfortable patio and outdoor kitchen. I spent a whole day not even leaving the property, just relaxing by the pool and cooking dinner.
It was very easy to get to Samana now that Jet Blue has a direct flight from NYC twice a week, and much less expensive than other destinations I looked at. Don picked me up and returned me to the airport, which was only 30 minutes or so from Las Terrenas.
Getting around is pretty easy, even without a car. There are pickup truck taxis that will take you into town from the bottom of the hill (a 5 minute walk, the driveway is steep - good exercise!) for 50 pesos, or a motorbike taxi for about 200 (more after dark). Diana graciously let me ride into town for yoga with her most mornings. If I'd had more time I may have rented a car or a motorbike for a few days just to explore more of the coast - but it seems easy enough to make those arrangements there.
The highlight of my vacation was sailing lessons at the little "club" in Las Terrenas. They have lasers and a catamaran as well as kayaks and a paddleboard you can rent out rather inexpensively, using Don's membership. The beach there is quieter, more laid back than the other side of Las Terrenas, Punta Popy, where the kitesurfing action is. There are two little quiet, inexpensive cafes opposite the beach where I had delicious fish lunches multiple times.
If you've only got a week or two and aren't the resort type, and especially if you're flying from NY, I'd highly recommend Las Terrenas. There are places to stay that are closer to town, or right in town, but they are noisier, more expensive, and not nearly as beautiful and serene as being away from it all on a hill overlooking the ocean. Monte Placido is well worth the extra ten minutes it takes to get to the beaches or cafes.
I had a wonderful time at the Monte Placido complex. The room was spotless and well equipped for cooking your breakfast and lunch. Las Terrenas was only 10 mins away, via Dons Moped. The Yoga cave workouts and practicing my yoga, broke up my day beautifully. With 360 degrees ocean and jungle views, I must say this place is well designed and felt like home too. This lovely couple do their very best to make your stay memorable. I will definitely return and bring several Tahoe yogis with me next time.
We are getting set up to welcome your fellow yogis from out West. I will be sending you the package that includes lodging and meal plans.
True, some our guests take advantage of our own rentals (car, motorbike, ATV...)
comes in handy to tour samana and to get to town.
This place is amazing. Located away from the hussle and bussle of the beach, but more than close enough to enjoy all that it has to offer at anytime. The serenity and views from Monte Placido are second to none. The accommodations are very comfortable. Diana and Don's knowledge of the area provides for great recommendations and directions for unique experiences. Wish I didn't have to leave.
We had a very pleasant and relaxing stay at Monte Placido ! The room was spacious and clean. The view is beautiful and the swimming pool area is really nice !
It is 15 minutes drive from Las Terrenas so it is highly recommended to have your own car.
Les maisons et appartements que proposent Don et Diana sont situes sur une colline dominant la jungle environnante et la mer ! C est juste exceptionnel et merveilleux !! Mais ne vous attendez (email hidden) bord de l'eau. Les premières plages sont a environ 5km. Un véhicule est donc indispensable (4X4 conseille car l'accès aux habitations est très raide). La piscine a débordement est elle aussi magique. Don est très affable et nous a donne quelques bons tuyaux sur la région. Nous avons passe une merveilleuse et inoubliable semaine.
Yes, you are right it is a climb to make it up here bit as you mentioned well worth it. Yes, a 4x4 is nice to have but not a must as the majority of our guests just use 2x2s. We have plenty of sun and wind to dry off the road.
Oui, c'est vrai que cela est un challenge pour monter jusquíci mais cala en vaut la paine. Un 4x4 est pratique mais n ést pas essentiel car la majorite de nos invites louent des 2x2. Nous avons plein de soleil et de brise pour secher la chemin.
Belive me, the photos look great, but you have no idea how this place is a little peace of paradise. We had a wonderful and peaceful stay. We felt privileged with the cozy studio, the ecstatic view in a luxuriant garden. Thank you again to Don and Diana who advice us on our trip.
Monte Placido was a real treat! Don & Diana have done a a fantastic job w/ this property and we will certainly be staying here on some of our future trips to the DR. We had the Falcona Villa - 2 beds, 1 bath - and we were easily able to sleep 5 adults (2 couples in beds, one single on couch) and everyone was comfortable.
The Falcona Villa was in a great location at one of the highest points on the property - we had a gorgeous view from both the front balcony (ocean view) and out the back windows (valley and mountains). However, I think that every Villa on the property has spectacular views, as they are all on top of the mountain!
The pool was busy the night we were there - which made it lively and a lot of fun. Don and Diana came down to the pool and chatted w/ everyone for a little while and we all had a nice time.
The yoga cave is incredibly neat - and unfortunately while we were there it was too hot for morning Yoga, but when we return for a winter trip, we'll definitely take advantage of that!
We highly recommend this place, you will not be disappointed!