Description from owner
Description from owner
1 Full bath
Villa KONA is 1 of six homes in hilltop residence MONTE PLACIDO. Ideal for a family or for two couples. Admire breathtaking ocean and mountain views. The garden is bursting with tropical plants and flowers. Listen to birds and enjoy being surrounded by nature as you relax by the pool or meditate in our yoga studio. In a 5-minute drive you are walking the white sand of El Portillo beach. In 12 minutes, you are in the Caribbean town of Las Terrenas enjoying the International cuisine and nightlife.
Villa KONA is a second-floor apartment (has stairs). It is perfect for one or two couples, or family with 2 children. Relax on the balcony rocking chairs and enjoy the magnificent view of the ocean and our colorful garden. Make yourself comfortable in the indoor living area and watch a good movie or sporting event on the flat screen TV. Many stations are in English. Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen that has a stove top and oven, plus a full-size refrigerator. KONA has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The Master bedroom holds a king bed. The second bedroom holds two twin beds that can be put together to make a queen.
If requested a child’s cot or baby crib can be added. The price shown is for 2. There is an additional charge for extra guests. No pets please.
MONTE PLACIDO is centrally located to explore the many pristine beaches of Samana. For most excursions, tour operators will conveniently pick you up after a short a walk down our hill at the main road intersection. After a busy day adventure, return to our hilltop paradise and relax in the refreshing infinity pool. A favorite pastime is to hang on the edge where the water cascades and sip on a fine cool beverage. Fire up the poolside barbecue! Two separate poolside lounging, and dining areas offer privacy. Inside the pool, you will find a shallow area for children and a deep area for swimming. Shiva’s Cave Yoga Studio is on site. Experience this mystical, magical place with it’s interesting rock formations and special energy. The interior cave chamber is perfect for quiet meditation Look out over the ocean and enjoy your own personal workout on the large wooden deck. The studio can also be used for special events such as weddings, dance lessons and seminars. MONTE PLACIDO offers access to special services. Reserve a massage, which is a soothing indulgence to add to your day. Book an optional “welcome meal” to be ready for your travel weary arrival. Request a cook or chef during your stay. Ask for meals like pizza to be delivered. We can help you access activities you will not find through a tour operator like: hiking in the hills just behind MONTE PLACIDO , fishing with a local from our village , private yoga or belly dance lessons, or horseback riding just 5 minutes from us. Guests will also enjoy free membership at the Las Terrenas Beach and Sailing Club.
As an added little gift, we provide a simple breakfast for your first morning. In your home you will find coffee & tea, milk and sugar, banana bread or croissant and a complimentary 5-gallon bottle of water. We also offer an on-site convenience stand to purchase missing last-minute items: an assortment of beverages, beer, rum, wine, snacks. The Maid works in the mornings M-F. Linens, including beach towels are provided. Bath towels are changed every other day and the bed sheets once a week. The caretaker’s wife, Jeanette can be hired to do some basic cooking or babysitting. A washing machine is available for use or the maid will wash, dry and fold your laundry for $5 US per load. A watchman works every evening (except Sunday) and during the day on weekends. Snorkeling equipment and beach chairs are available for use. Wi-Fi is free. Monte Placido is proud to be “GREEN”. We have both solar power and city power. If all else fails, we also have a large back-up generator. You will never be without electricity here! PLEASE TAKE DRIVING DIRECTIONS EVEN IS YOU ARE TAKING A TAXI FROM THE AIRPORT. DO NOT ALWAYS DEPEND ON GPS
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Book this 2 bedroom villa in Las Terrenas today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 53 reviews.
The owner responds to 75% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Dec 19, 2018.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Dec 2018
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
- This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- Yes, smoking allowed
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Las-terrenas Attractions
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair dryer
- Housekeeping Included
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Sea view
- Secure parking
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Shared garden
- Tennis in town
- Smoking allowed
- 1 Full bath
– based on 53 reviews
- Very Good
“Gorgeous and away from it all”
Diana and Don are wonderful hosts, and the property is as beautiful as the pictures. This was the perfect place for me - solo traveler, didn't want to rent a car or stay in the middle of town, or at a resort. I could get into town easily for yoga, or sailing, or the beach, or stay home by the pool enjoying the view when I wanted to relax. Having a private apartment with a kitchen was perfect. If you're flying from NY, it's easy to get to Las Terrenas now with the JetBlue flight to El Catey airport.
Response from the owner Yes JET BLUE through JFK but the many coonect there coming form new England and elsewhere. Alos for the Canadians Samana is also served by Air Canana and Westjet from Toronto and Montreal....Samana only 40 minute drive form us.. we will organize airport transfer for you be it with local rental car agency (like Enterprisee0 or with a taxi.. See you soon
Exellent service and info. A huge apartment with a large balcony. Amazing view Nice location and an inviting pool a quite and relaxing place
Response from the owner Short and ot he point- see other reviews that will give you much more information
Wow - nice location and very nice villas. Great view and amazing surroundings. We stayed at Lilka and it is such a nice place and view from the large terrace. Great service and facilities at the place. If you let Don know what you need or want he will fix it. We had fresh fish brought to our Villa and Don provided a local guide for our hiking in the forest. Silent location both day and night and a nice place to reload your batteries. We used the Quad from Monte Placido to get around to town/beaches and It worked out perfect for us. The only bad thing was that we only had 4 nights :-)
Response from the owner Thank you. your review is short but to the point. As our guest mentions we have 6 villas to choose from to stay on MONTE PLACIDO our little mountain gated residence. We can accommodate from 1 up to 23 guests (if group) 5055533 Villa Magnolia up up to 6 guests 4975181 Villa Lilka for 1 to 2 guests with a/c 3479406 Villa Rosa for 1 to 2 guests our budget friendly unit 5025554 Villa Gardenia from 2 to 7 our budget friendly unit 4977305 Villa Jasmin from 2 to 7 great ocean view 3759618 Villa Falcona from 2 to 6 great ocean view
“Gute Unterkunft mit herrlicher aussicht !”
Wir waren im Januar für gut 2 Wochen auf dem Monte Placido zu Gast und können die Unterkunft empfehlen. Die Lage auf dem Berg mit Blick auf den Ozean oder in die grünen Berge ist unbeschreiblich schön! Ein Pool sowie ein BBQ - Grill ist für alle Gäste nutzbar. Die ausstattung der Villa ( Yasmin ) ist rustikal aber alles notwendige ist vorhanden. Die Vermieter sowie die angestellten kümmern sich herzlich um die Bedürfnisse der Gäste. An dieser Stelle noch einmal vielen Dank an Diana,Don und Jean Claude!
“Excellent accommodations, spectacular view, relaxing setting”
A perfect quiet getaway from all inclusive resorts. Everything about the accommodations was perfect. As you drive up the steep drive you enter this truly hidden escape complete with beautiful gardens, infinity pool, open aired home with spectacular view of beaches. The owners Diana and Don provide everything you could possibly need from tips on restaurants, activities, and secluded beaches. We had a rental car issue, and they quickly helped to secure us a car for our stay. Best decision was to have them prepare a delicious meal served after a full day of travel. You definitely need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to reach the property and to adventure outside the Villas to waterfalls, beaches, zip lining, and fine dining. The barbecue grill at the pool was great on evenings that we wanted to stay in. We felt very safe at this location, both the security guard and staff were friendly and helpful.
Response from the owner Thank You Kathy, Such detailed reviews really help future guests to know what to expect. Dining, touring, beaches, facilities, location services, environment ... you said it all... Thank you! You are right a 4x4 is a PLUS but standard 2x2s will be more economical and get you everywhere. The latest roads that needed help (Playas Rincon and Valle) have just been fixed. If it just rained a 4x4 is more practical to come up but then again we have plenty of sunshine to dry things off. In any case, we have our own two 4x4s that we rent exclusively to our guests and an ATV and motorbikes for those that are more adventurous. For future guests. Kathy and her family used a shuttle from Punta Cana to Samana. It is quite practical.
“Monte Placido, the Yoga Cave complex”
Fabuloso!!! I will definitely come back for more R&R; time. The Yoga cave retreat options are endless. If you are ever in the Las Terrenas area...stop by and check it out. Don and Diana are awesome hosts! Nameste~ Tahoe Joe
Response from the owner Yoga retreats centers are many but MONTE PLACIDO offers a unique cave. We call it Shiva's Cave. Pls. go to our website click on yoga tab for more information.
one of the best experience, waking up on a mountain with an excellent wears away the city and the beach, the villa very comfortable, a place to stay and not wanting to leave
“Home away from home, Spectacular view...We will come back!”
The Monte Placido residence was an adventure to get to at the top of the mountain, but well worth it. Definitely bring/rent a car so that you can get to the residence without having to rely on spotty public transportation, as well as for touring the surrounding area during your stay. We had easy access to many beaches, so we tried a new one every day. Don and Diana were extremely helpful with showing us how to find various beaches, a gorgeous waterfall, restaurants and bars to visit in town, and just generally very warm friendly faces to have while traveling in a new place. Another perk of staying with them was being able to use the sea kayaks at great club discounts. We took advantage of the massage services, which only cost $25 an hour! We saved some money by cooking at our residence some nights- the grocery store is in town and has pretty much anything you could need. This beats an all-inclusive place any day! Everything about this vacation was perfect...and I know we'll be back.
Response from the owner Katherine said it all nothing to add. Excpet if you don't want to cook our cook will do it for you.
“beautiful home away from home; adventure awaits.”
We just returned from our week long stay at this vacation rental and highly recommend! We are used to going to all-inclusive resorts, but we loved the adventure this experience and area brought every day. The home is fairly close to some of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen. Felt safe in the area and the town of Las Terrenas did not disappoint in cuisine, bars, fun, and beaches. The vacation home itself sat on a very well kept hill top and we enjoyed the infinity at some point each day. For the value, the home is fantastic. The views were amazing from our home we rented and from the pool/deck area. That alone was worth our stay. Fairly quiet except for the sound of scooters which seemed to be the main mode of transportation. Fully equipped kitchen and grill by the pool so you can also save a lot by preparing meals there instead of constantly going out to eat. The owners knew a lot about the area and gave great recommendations on where to go. Definitely go to the beaches Playa Coson and Rincon. Gorgeous. We would definitely recommend renting a car since it is a drive anywhere you want to go. Massages available on site for $25 for an hour so bring cash for that. The only things we did not like were that there was hardly any privacy going into our bedroom area especially at night. There are curtains on the window but you can still inside the Lilka home. Be aware. We even caught someone peeking into our room one night from the driveway area. Besides that, our stay was amazing.
Response from the owner Thank you Melissa for sharing your experience with others. All the points you mentioned will help others plan their venue. We noted the issue with curtains. We will take care of it. Although please understand that we try to offer a compromise. Privacy with thick curtains versus air flow through the windows with shear curtains. You graded 5 for VALUE. Thank you! we strive to offer the best quality services.
“Best of the Best”
Love the place, beautiful, excellent costumer service. El lugar es excelente, muy hermoso y un servicio muy bueno.
Response from the owner Can't put it simpler just in 4 words in both English and Spanish. Thk you Patricia