Our cool and comfortable two bed apartment in colonial style has a true vacation feeling. It easily fits up to four persons and is walking distance from beach, town and restaurants. Enjoy the gourmet kitchen, hammock and easy access to everything.
I'd like to invite you to spend some time at my beautiful beach-side retreat, Casa Playa Marina.
Since you're already looking for a place to stay, I'll assume you've decided to visit Las Terrenas. And why not? It's spectacular!
I've traveled all over the Dominican Republic, and so far nothing comes close to the Samana Peninsula.
From my spacious 2-bedroom residence you'll be able to:
- Walk out the front door and onto one of the unforgettable beaches Las Terrenas has to offer (Punta Popy is my front yard, and Playa Las Ballenas, Playa Bonita, and Playa Coson are all just around the corner)
- Stroll 4 minutes into the center of town to visit the fresh fish market, pick up locally grown produce, peruse an art gallery, or join a local excursion
- Enjoy the Las Terrenas nightlife including restaurants, bars, and old-fashioned corner stores without the need for a rental car
- Sleep in the privacy of a tranquil residence with long-term tenants, full-time handy man, and beautiful garden instead of a noisy, impersonal hotel
Casa Playa Marina has everything you could desire to comfortably accommodate anyone from single travelers to groups of 5.
The residence includes:
- 2 bedrooms with queen-sized beds
- 2 full bathrooms (one in the master suite and one full guest bathroom)
- Hot water
- Front porch with a large outdoor seating area and a spectacular ocean view
- Back porch with a writing desk and a hand-made hammock imported from Mexico overlooking private backyard garden
- Private parking
- Fully-stocked kitchen with many useful additions including french press, coffee grinder, wok, high-end knives, blender, automatic wine opener, electric kettle, and an impressive array of spices
- Ceiling fans in each room (I don't have air conditioning and I don't miss it- the ocean breeze maintains a perfect temperature, even during the summer months)
- Washer and dryer
- Beautifully furnished and decorated with a French Caribbean touch
- Fresh linens and towels provided
- Clean drinking water included
Although you'll be just a 4-minute walk to the center of town, the residence is like a private enclave on the beach. You can literally walk next door to one of the finest Italian restaurants in town, or have your own dinner party on the front porch with fresh lobster at $4 a pound.
My neighbors are quiet, respectful, and friendly people. Your only disruption will be a warm hello if you run into them in the garden.
Casa Playa Marina is completely unique- it's the only long-term residence along Las Terrenas's premium beach-front drive amongst the high-end hotels and restaurants that surround it.
For far less than the price of a hotel in the same neighborhood, you get full use of this beautiful home and everything it has to offer.
I look forward to welcoming you soon!
No smoking in the apartment please, you're welcome to use either the front or the back porch.
You'll find a fully stocked kitchen and pantry when you arrive. Please feel free to use anything you find, and simply replace it before you leave.
No unregistered overnight guests are allowed.
Nous avons été extrêmement bien accueillis et guidés par Helena avant notre arrivée et pendant notre séjour. Elle a toujours été disponible pour nous et a répondu instantanément à chacune de nos demandes.
Helena à participé a rendre notre séjour très agréable.
Cependant, nous avons été déçus par le logement lui même. Il est propre mais assez vétuste. Un rafraîchissement des sanitaires et de la décoration nous semble nécessaire.
(Tuyau de douche cassé, robinetterie très encrassée et entartrée).
Il n y a pas de fauteuils sur la terrasse, juste quatre chaises très inconfortables, c est dommage dans un pays chaud...il est à préciser que la machine à laver le linge date d' un autre temps pour nous européens et que la cuisine ne dispose pas de four à micro ondes et est équipée d'une batterie de cuisine antédiluvienne.
Wow - amazing place! Exactly as Brian described it! His friends Helena and Dominic who were helping out were amazing as were his employees. We had a plumbing problem on Christmas Day (these things do happen!) and they sent over the plumbers immediately as well as coming themselves. They helped us plan our trip and gave us some local contacts which is so critical in a country like the Dominican Republic. I must have asked a million questions and they answered them all patiently. They even invited us to visit their beautiful mountain home. I strongly recommend this to anyone who wants to visit this area.
We had a great time in Las Terrenas. Our hosts were very kind and responsive. The apartment was clean and comfortable.
This apartment is perfectly located-- literally across from a beautiful beach and down the street from local restaurants and bars. It had everything we could ask for and Brian's very helpful list of suggestions of restaurants and things to do helped us explore places we would've never found on our own. Staying at this apartment and exploring Las Terrenas/Samana was our favorite part of our trip through the DR! Highly recommend!
Great place, perfect location across from the beach and short walk to town. Brian was a perfect host, there to meet us and answer any questions and offer suggestions. Loved the stay and would love to go back.
Brian's home was exactly as he describes it. It was comfy, spacious, clean and included all the amenities we needed and we felt super safe during our entire stay. Brian was also super! He picked us up at the airport and was available via email prior to our trip to answer questions and when we called to ask how to work the washer.
The location was perfect to walk around town and/or rent an affordable scooter to visit other beaches and sites. We highly recommend the horseback riding with Carlito. Super personable guy who treated us like friends instead of tourists. The waterfalls at the end of the ride are well worth it.
One word of caution regarding the town... we happened to be visiting during the national Labor Day and long weekend for everyone so Las Terrenas was busier than normal as locals travel north for the long weekend. However, if you stay in the center of town be prepared to hear loud music blaring from passing cars, roaring motorcycles. and the smell of exhaust throughout the day/night as Brian's home is situated right along the main road. However, the back guest room is pretty quiet.
Overall, we had a fantastic time and recommend Brian's home.
My sisters and I are so glad we chose to stay at this listing! Brian's home was exactly as billed -- impeccably maintained, beautifully furnished, filled with valuable little amenities (including things we didn't even realize we'd need, like a much-appreciated blender and coffee press), and perfectly located. It's literally across the street from the beach, just about a five minute walk from the center of town. And Brian himself was beyond gracious. He welcomed us with a Presidente upon arrival, helped us with logistics even weeks before we arrived, offering to set up excursions and introduce us to locals, and, during our stay, responded to our questions literally within hours. He shared great local knowledge with us, including a rundown of the different beaches, the best means of local travel to various spots, and the best place to watch the sunset over mojitos. We recommend this beautiful apartment and this exceptional host with unqualified enthusiasm!
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