El secreto-charming, private villa walking … – homeaway electricity and circuits ppt

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Situated in a quiet residential neighborhood, the villa is totally private and set in 700 sq meters of tropical gardens, coconut trees and exuberant vegetation. The nearest beach, Las Ballenas, is one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the area and only 125 meters from the villa. Still within short walking distance is “Pueblo de los Pescadores;” the center of nightlife in town and where most restaurants, bars, discos and other conveniences are located.

The main house features two bedrooms, a full bathroom and large kitchen and living room opening to the pool area. The bungalow is separated from the main house by the pool, and it offers one bedroom with its own kitchenette, bathroom and seating area. The villa is perfect for families, friends or couples looking to share accommodations but wishing to keep their privacy.

Dream the day away at the beach or by the pool; take a day trip to Los Haitises National Park or El Limon waterfall. Other activities, day trips and excursions can be booked with local travel agencies or explored on your own. At the end of the day, walk for dinner to one of the many restaurants in town or stay, have a drink and grill your own in our little corner of paradise.

The villa was great, we enjoyed the private pool (they might have to change the type of paint used for the pool walls as it rubs off on you as you come out of the pool), my husband really loves to grill and was excited to use it on our second night there. TV service was static (we didn’t really watch tv, only when we were winding down for the evening), the WiFi was ok in the main house, its stronger in the bungalow (suggestion to Bibi, maybe get a WiFi extender to reach the main house). The villa does come with the very basic essentials (toilet paper, towels, linen, kitchen and eating utensils are provided). For your showering needs you’ll need to come prepared with your own body wash/soap, shampoo, etc..(another suggestion for Bibi maybe replace the shower heads, seems like there’s some calcium build up).

The kitchen has a full size fridge, I suggest you bring groceries if you plan on staying for more than just a few days. It’ll be cheaper than going to the restaurants during your stay. If not there are supermarkets near by. We ended up going to Super Pola ( a local supermarket) to get some dinner and breakfast items for our last day there.

If you are a needy 5 star all inclusive traveler this is not the place for you! But if you want a nice little villa with all the basics and a wonderful pool that’s about a 150 yard saunter down a narrow gravel road to arrive on Las Bellenas Beach (the nicest beach in Las Terrenas) Book it now! We pestered poor Bibi with lots and lots of questions and changes to our plans and she was so fantastic to deal with! Her property manager Kelvin was excellent. The lock on our entrance gate broke on a Saturday and he was there first thing Monday morning with a lock installer! We almost didn’t book El Secreto because the location on the VRBO map shows it at the very end of the beach up by the Golf Project Road, the confusion might be that El Secreto is actually on Ave Marico and not Calle Marico and hence it’s located at a perfect spot along beach. We took full advantage of the BBQ and kitchen to cook most of our breakfasts and dinners although don’t look for any deals at either of the big grocery stores Pola (our fav) or Lindo. We bought fresh fish regularly from the fresh fish market on Punta Popy Beach about a 2.5 km beach or street walk into town, look for Danny (Dominican who spent time in the US and speaks better English than I do). Again prices not cheap here either but fish was wonderful and fresh everyday! Electricity costs for 2 weeks was $76 US although we only had to run the AC one night, fans were enough. Las Terrenas the town and area! We did so much walking, our choice, exploring the area day and night (take your flashlights)! In the daytime you can’t mistake the sense of security with elderly people, families and singles on the go everywhere! However at night it’s a different vibe, we walked home from dinner at Chez Sandro in Punta Popy on Saturday night and it was pretty wild through town as it was the DR day off Sunday. As well the guards at most entrances of the hotels and villa complexes have guns and the places that don’t have guards have guard dogs! At one of the nice villas near El Secreto on our walk that same night we literally thought 2 huge dogs were coming through the fence, they didn’t and we decided to continue our walk up the beach side of the road. Speaking of dogs, if you don’t like dogs Las Terrenas is not for you. Besides the guard dogs there are lots of dogs in general on the beach and streets and for the most part they are very friendly although we ran across a couple that were a little stand-offish! THANKS BIBI!

Situated in a quiet street just outside the village of Las Terrenas, Villa El Secreto offers the comforts and privacy of your own home. The villa is surrounded by tropical gardens with a large swimming-pool and wood deck to enjoy the glorious weather. We welcome you with breakfast items for your first morning at the villa* and maid service, gardener and pool attendant are included with your rental. Las Ballenas, one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, is just minutes away from the house as well as ‘Pueblo de los Pescadores,’ the center of nightlife in town and where most restaurants, bars and discos are located. Other beaches such Playa Bonita and Coson are only a short drive away. Dream the day away or take a trip to Los Haitises national park or El Limon waterfall. Other activities, day trips and excursions can be booked with local travel agencies or explored on your own. At the end of the day your own little corner of paradise will be waiting. SHORT TERM RENTAL CONTRACT & ACCEPTANCE OF HOUSE RULES ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL STAYS EITHER BOOKED DIRECTLY OR THROUGH AGENCY. NO EXCEPTIONS *For stays of a week or more ** Electricity NOT included on rental fee – ***Daily rates DO NOT apply to major holidays, please check with us to confirm rates.