About this listing
The bungalow is 5 min. from beaches, restaurants and grocery stores. In a gated tropical garden with on-site parking. WiFi. Scuba dive, hike to beaches, horseback ride, mountain bike, rent a quad, whale watch, transport, BBQ, taxi, Japanese spoken.
Caribbean colored bungalow in the middle of a large tropical garden close to town with several picturesque beaches minutes away on foot. Full kitchen. Jose, your host, will make you feel at home, no matter what you want to do. Easy access to diving, 4 wheeling, whale watching (Dec. thru March), horseback riding, zip line and other outdoor activities. Jose speaks Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese and English.
Wi Fi. Help planning excursions. Full kitchen.
Large fenced tropical garden with hammocks.
BBQ grill with or without your own personal chef.
Secure on-site parking.
Shaded terrace for outdoor dining.
Mosquito nets and fans.
Sound system-connect to your smart devices.
Interaction with guests
As much as you want...On site manager Jose is usually close by and can help you organize diving, hiking, boating, horseback riding, sport fishing, etc. Oh, and he's a FANTASTIC cook, Japanese influenced.
It's the end of the road and the end of the Samana peninsula, remote, but accessible (just 3 hours from Santo Domingo) and surrounded by nature. Eat fresh seafood at the beach, arrange a dive or sport fishing trip, swim, snorkel or sunbathe, depending on your mood. Nearby, on the main street, you'll find lots of restaurants, bars, pool, shopping, massages, banking, discos,
Public tranportation here is GREAT. If you need help organizing it, let me know. Only runs until dark. After that you'll need a taxi or friend with a vehicle.
Other things to note
Laundry service can be arranged.
Taxi service can be arranged.
Have fun but respect the neighbors.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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Cindy, really. No one calls me Cynthia.
My life motto, which seems to work MOST of the time: Que el viento se lleve tus problemas. (Let the wind take your troubles away.)
I'm fairly well-traveled and had never stayed in the same place for more than 2 or 3 days during any of my travels, though I was often gone from my northern California home for months at a time. Then, because I’ve always been drawn to “end of the road” places, I “ended up” in Las Galeras. I moved here a year later to try it out and never went “home”. I’ve explored most of the DR, but I’ve lived on the Samana Peninsula for almost 10 years and now know it quite well.
Though I have a full time job, the ocean, sun and coconut trees make me feel like I'm still on vacation. Sure, I miss some things about life in the good ole USA. Flying, live music (blues, bluegrass, alternative, jazz), backpacking, my fellow volunteers at Sonoma Land Trust, downhill skiing, high speed internet, wine tasting, second hand book stores, Home Depot, The Golden Gate Bridge, Sierra Club "dog hikes", and my granola-crunching, tree-hugging friends, but I love it here.
My Promise: If you come here as my guest, I promise to do whatever I can to make sure you have a great time. I want you to go home thinking that working, saving, planning, organizing and packing (passport, sunscreen, insect repellent, iPhone charger, swim suit, camera, flip flops, iPod, paperback book/s, umbrella).......and then hauling it all to the Dominican Republic and back was worth it. (And that maybe you’d even recommend it to a friend.)
Hope to see you soon.