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suis Francais, vie en republique dominicaine depuis 10 ans, aime faire de la moto, du jardinage, et de la construction, les sorties entre amis, et la cuisine..
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Pascal and Carina were welcoming and very friendly. They answered all of our questions about the area and were always around to help. Their bungalow was exactly as we had expected to be -- open to the jungle! We did not explore the neighborhood much, but people seemed quite friendly. The bungalow was a bit farther from the beach than we had expected, necessitating daily (very fun!) moto rides, which were a small expense we hadn't anticipated. We would definitely stay here again.
Je suis arrivée a bon port grâce aux indications données par mail par Pascal. Ce qui m'a été précieux étant donnée mon niveau d'espagnol!
La chambre était fidèle à la description, je me suis senti dans mon élément assez vite, l'environnement, la nature, le voisinage avec les dominicains et l'accueil de mes hôtes ont fait de mon séjour un moment privilégié. J'avais le sentiment de visiter des copains installés à l'autre bout du monde!
Je garde un souvenir chaleureux de ma rencontre avec Karina et Pascal.
J'ai aimé vivre à Hoyo de cacao, à distance de l'agitation de Las Terrenas (environ 10 minutes en moto taxi), découvrir la merveilleuse plage "bonita" sur le conseil avisé de Karina, faire du cheval depuis El Limon (ville à 1/2 heure environ en guagua) jusqu'à une cascade qui se méritait puisqu'il fallait encore descendre quelques marches à pied pour s'y baigner (info donnée par Pascal), déguster la cuisine locale chez mes hôtes, dans la rue lors de mes escapades à pied !
Je recommande à tous ceux qui aiment être indépendants tout en se sentant entourés!
The bungalow was exactly as described and was one of the best highlights of our trip to Santo Domingo and Las Terrenas. We stayed at three different places in the DR, and this was by far our favorite, and the most relaxing. This is the kind of place where you wake up to the sound of roosters and cows in the hills. You'll probably see other animals such as: outdoor cats, families of chickens, small lizards, lot's of butterflies, etc... The bungalow is stocked for basic cooking, so I would recommend bringing some food, coffee, wine/beer, maybe some candles and/or a flashlight (for the typical DR brownout), a tablet with a movie, and a good book (and maybe even leaving some behind for the next guest). It's a 10 minute ride to the beach restaurants and bars, but hanging out here at night was more fun. The wifi worked well enough. As for getting there, we thought we'd hail a taxi to the bungalow, but we never saw a traditional taxi the entire time we were in town. Be prepared to either rent a scooter or ATV in town, hail a motorcycle (motoconcho), or perhaps see if you can prearrange your transportation with a driving service, since the bungalow is up a very curvy and semi-steep hill road that is NOT walkable. We had to hail a motoconcho even though we are typical North American city dwellers with one large duffel bag a piece, virtually no Spanish skills, and an aversion to touching strangers =). We got the hang of it, and it can even be a bit fun when luggage isn't involved. Also, buildings in Las Terrenas don't really have addresses. Pascal and Karina can provide descriptive directions depending on how you arrive. Write them down in Spanish and bring them with you. The house has 'Pascal' painted (very visible) on a little wall facing the road.
It was an amazing experience! You feel so free when you stay on the property. My fiancée and I loved every second of our stay. There are chickens that roam freely, a brook that runs through the property, lush, tropical forest. Bugs aren't bad, you can be rest assured that you won't be bitten in your sleep due to the bug nets. Simply put, you are missing an exhilarating experience by not booking. Stay here, you won't regret it.
Very nice and cheap place to stay! It is next to Las Terrenas and the amazing beaches arround. The hosts are friendly and helpful in getting informations about the attractions on Samana. Thank you again for our perfekt week in your accommodation!
The hosts were lovely and welcoming and their space if magical. We enjoyed our stay very much and would highly recommend this beautiful, artistic house.
Magnifique séjour à Las Terrenas chez Pascal. Loin des bruits des quartiers plus touristiques, c'est les criquets et le rio qui vous entourent. La maison est très confortable, son emplacement très stratégique pour ceux qui veulent sentir le poul de la vie des Dominicains. Pascal est très généreux de son temps et de ses conseils. À refaire!
This was definitely my best Airbnb experience. Pictures of the bungalow are very accurate. Open space without walls, nice small open kitchen. Making coffee in the morning was one of the best experiences. It's a very private and unique atmosphere, literally in the middle of the jungle. No fluorescent lights, no gym, no tourists, no swimming pool was the perfect situation for us. If you are scared of bugs, birds, bats, sounds, water, this is not the place for you. Everyone else, I HIGHLY recommend. Pascal and Karina are fantastic and very interesting people. I recommend getting to know them and arranging Karina to make a dinner. She's an incredible chef.
Pascal and Karina were our favorite hosts during our trip. We actually ended up extending our stay and moved to the bungalow they also have on airbnb. The house it great, it's very open and makes you feel like you are in the woods even though you are moments from the busy town. The private room is small but private. There's not a door to the bathroom so if you're easily embarrassed about such things, the bungalow is a better option. The bungalow was gorgeous and feels secluded. It was a romantic setting. Our hosts were very hospitable and Karina is an amazing chef. We enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and the craftsmanship that went into the entire accommodation.
Logement très agréable pour les amoureux de la nature comme nous, Pascal et Karina nous ont très bien accueillis déjà en nous récupérant au bus avec tout notre barda. Nous étions comme chez nous avec leur proximité en cas de nécessité pour les conseils locaux.
Bon séjour et pour ceux qui ne supporte pas les bruits de nature (cri cri rivière et autre) restez chez vous ou à l'hôtel!!!
Pascal is a very nice person , i was very happy to meet him .