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Vista Preciosa, Las Terranas, D.R.

VISTA PRECIOSA: Playa Bonita is an upscale resort community in the Las Terrenas area. Nestled around the cove with shade of leaning coconut palms and our unit is so close to the ocean you will relax to the sound of the surf only a few yards away. Every upscale amenity you could want is here, filtered water and ice dispenser, washer and dryer, large kitchen with gas burner, travertine and granite complete the pristine appearance. This luxury condo has all the amenities you desire. Hear and see the ocean from the over-sized terrace. Relax to the sound of the breaking waves on the shoreline immediately in front of the unit. Watch sunsets from the comfortable living room or delightful terrace. Take relaxing strolls on the beach path that winds past boutique restaurants and bars. To reserve Vista Preciosa, just e-mail Dreams2Realty, or call +1 809-707-9150 or +1 829-962-8536..

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Visat Mar, Las Terenas, Dominican Republic

VISTA MAR: Can you imagine stepping out your door onto a gorgeous sandy beach as turquoise waves lap the shore? Playa Bonita Beach Residence, a luxury 2-bedroom 2-bath ground floor condo, is the place to do it! With an open, spacious living/ kitchen area, and garden overlooking the mesmerizing Caribbean flavored ocean, how could you resist? Located in a private residence, just five minutes from the lively town of Las Terrenas, this safe, peaceful abode is a perfect spot to relax. To make reservations, e-mail Dreams2Realty, or call +1 809-707-9150 or +1 829-962-8536.




Panorama Village Sosua #4,Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

PANORAMA VILLAGE #4: This luxury 4-bedroom, 5-bath villa with a stunning ocean view sits in a private, gated community located in the hills of Sosua. A well-equipped kitchen, large dinning area with a King Arthur-type round table, and a spacious media room are just some of the amenities of this luxury home. Other pluses include an open terrace/living room and outdoor gazebo for grilling and entertaining with a pool that overlooks the ocean view. Both Sosua and Cabarete offer numerous international restaurants, markets, adventure tours, and beaches. Why not add a little bit of luxury to your tropical get-a-way? Villa #5 is next door and available for rent together with Villa #4 for even more space. To book, e-mail or call Marchelina Akrabova at +1-809-817-6706, or Alex Akrabov at +1-849-354-0144. See review...



Panoramic Penthouse, Encentro Beach, Dominican Republic

PANORAMIC PENTHOUSE: This cozy 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo sits on Coconut Grove hill overlooking Encuentro Beach, a phenomenal surf spot on the north shore of the Dominican Republic. With a 360 degree ocean and mountain view from the terrace, this quaint home is a sport’s enthusiastic’s dream locale. Combined with tiled floors, wicker furniture, and sea blue/green colors, the open floor plan creates a bright, airy living environment. Within minutes from Cabarete, the area offers international restaurants, numerous adventure tours, and some of the best wind and kite surfing on the planet. To book, e-mail or call Marchelina Akrabova at +1-809-817-6706, or Alex Akrabov at +1-849-354-0144. See review..


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Casa Sueno, Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic


CASA SUENO: Located steps away from Coson beach, this remarkable 4-bedroom, 4-bath vacation home represents the essence of a ‘tropical villa’. Situated in a beautiful, natural beach residence, Casa Sueno (translates into Dream Home) comfortably accommodates up to eight guests. The main house comprises the fully equipped kitchen, terrace with BBQ grill, and three bedrooms. Outside, beyond the large terrace and infinity pool, lies a cabana with twin beds and a private bathroom. All amenities including Sky TV and Wi-Fi are at your fingertips. Las Terenas, ten minutes away, offers numerous adventures from water sports to 4×4 jeep and horseback tours. Come home to your dream house and slide into a state of tropical luxury; the water’s great! For reservations, contact Zoe Handy at +1-829-962-8536 or e-mail:

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Casa Delfin, Las Terrenas Samana Dominican Republic

CASA DELFIN: This charming 3-bedroom, 3-bath villa occupies an exclusive beachfront property less than a one-minute walk from Coson Beach. This lovely home blends traditional style with modern finishes creating an airy design. Three beach access points and front doors that open to the swimming pool overlooking a garden make this an exceptional vacation villa. The kitchen is fully equipped right down to the blender and toaster. Relax on the front terrace sofas or whip up your favorite meal on the BBQ grill: Chillo, red snapper, or Parrot fish are excellent local catches for grilling. The Las Terenas area is popular for water sports, 4×4 jeep and horseback tours into the jungle and waterfalls. Come on down and linger a while in warm tropical luxury. For reservations, call Zoe Handy at +1-829-962-8536 or e-mail:

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Jardin Secreto, Las Terrenas, Samana, Dominican Republic

: Chill in this bright and airy 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo less than a two-minute walk from the beach. Located in a quiet, private community, the rental’s master bedroom accesses the terrace overlooking the pool and gardens. The living room is an open design with a sofa bed to accommodate extra guests. The kitchen is large and well-equipped. The condo can comfortably handle up to six guests. Bistros, markets, and shops are within easy walking. Las Terrenas offers numerous adventures for anyone with a taste for excitement. Come on in, water’s fine. For reservations, you may contact Zoe Handy at +1-829-962-8536 or e-mail:,

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Italia Paradiso, Las Terrenas Dominican Republic

ITALIA PARADISO 1: Welcome to Las Terenas where you can hop into a 4×4 or onto a horse and tour into the jungle to a cascading waterfall. If you love the ocean, try kite surfing or stand-up paddling in the 80 plus degree Caribbean waters. If none of this suits your fancy, walk into town a few minutes away to sample some of the fine bistros, shops and markets for local flair. Once you finish for the day, settle back in this modern 1-bedroom, 1-bath condo with a mojito or slide into the crystal blue swimming pool. All you need is right here including TV, A/C, fans, Wi-Fi, and laundry machines. So why not go for it–enjoy yourself, you’ve earned it. For reservations,.you may contact Zoe Handy Call at +1-829-962-8536 or e-mail:


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La Fenice Las Terrenas Dominican Republic

LA FENICE: Enjoy your tropical vacation in this 2-bedroom penthouse condo/apartment. Each bedroom has its own floor with bathroom and terraces. The penthouse floor terrace includes sun loungers, a jacuzzi and beautiful sunsets overlooking the ocean. Amenities include large flat-screen TVs, WIFI, A/C and washing machine. Los Terrenas and the Samana peninsula offer many water sports, 4×4 touring, whale watching, and guided horseback rides. Pick and choose or rent a car to explore on your own. Whether you desire adventure or simply to relax – you can’t go wrong with this tropical get-a-way. For reservations,.contact Zoe Handy at +1-829-962- 8536 or e-mail:


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Casa Luna Las Terrenas Dominican Republic

CASA LUNA: Tranquil and private, this 3-bedroom 3- bath villa is located just steps from the beach in Playa Coson and ten minutes from the heart of Las Terrenas. This beautiful home offers a kitchen fitted to American standards plus gas BBQ on a large terrace and pool surrounded by a tropical environment. Local area activities include guided horseback riding to waterfalls, whale watching, 4×4 touring, diving, snorkeling, kite surfing, and surfing. Chill out or grill out in this gorgeous natural beach residence in the tropics of the Dominican Republic. As the locals say, ‘Tranquillo, mi amigo.’ For reservations, contact Zoe Handy at +1-829-962- 8536 or e-mail



LOS COCOS @ PLAYA BONITA Las Terrenas Dominican Republic.

LOS COCOS @ PLAYA BONITA P101 & P102 : Los Cocos is a brand new condo development in the Las Terrenas rental market. Set back from Playa Bonita Bay, Los Cocos offers all the luxury of beachfront condos at an affordable price! Some of these include a pool, sun lounges and a wet bar area..Enjoy access to the clubhouse and infinity pool overlooking the ocean! These units are ground floor adjacent 2-bedroom 2-bath condos offering flexibility for friends or families traveling together. Rent one or both and be together as little or as often as you like! Condos sleep up to four guests, each with a master bedroom (king) and en-suite bath with second bedroom (queen) adjoining guest bathroom. For reservations, you may contact Zoe Handy call at +1-809-707-9150, +1-829-717-0897, +1-829-962-8536 or e-mail

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Italia Paradiso Las Terrenas , Samana Dominican Republic

ITALIA PARADISO 2: This new, modern 2-bedroom, 1-bath condo is located within walking distance to restaurants, shops, and markets in the heart of Las Terenas..Walk fifteen minutes and find your feet on the sand of a tropical beach. The first floor condo overlooks the swimming pool and offers all the necessary amenities such as A/C, fans, TV, Wi-Fi, and laundry machines. Let your feet walk you to a nice bistro or the beach – tough choice, huh! If that’s not enough adventure,.try some 4×4 treks, horseback riding, or the local water sports. Anyway you look at it, you win. ,For reservations, you may call Zoe Handy at +1-829-962-8536 or e-mail her at


Casa Mar Vista, Sosua, Dominican Republic, Vacation Rental Review

Casa Mar Vista, Sosua Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic


CASA MAR VISTA: Also selected for our unusually unique category, this one-of-a-kind 4-bedroom 4-bath villa near Cabarete, D.R., was handcrafted by its initial German owner. Detailed vintage touches make this sunny villa feel like Caribbean days gone by. Each bedroom is adorned with tasteful tropical decors, authentic Caribbean posters, and include en suite bathrooms. The upstairs living room is a sprawling affair with flat screen TV at one end and bar at the far end–complete with antique games and neon signs for a nostalgic Cuba Cabana (1952 West German movie) appeal. The private master bedroom suite includes a pool and ocean view. The rooftop terrace overlooks the ocean with a stunning panoramic view. to book, call Marchelina Akrabova at +1 809-817-6706.

Las Palmas, Las Terranas, D.R.

Las Palmas, Las Terranas, D.R.

CASA PALMAR: Located in the Samana Peninsula area of the Dominican Republic, this brand new spacious 3,200 square foot custom designed 3-bedroom 3-bath home gives the feel of a modern beach house as seen in Architectural Digest. Directly on the beach with a private pool, this new home has a unique open air design, huge windows, vaulted ceilings and upscale decor. You can snorkel and swim right on site, yet you are 10 minutes from the Las Terranas town center. Extras include great breezes, amazing views from every room and a beautiful walking beach near the exclusive Portillo Beach Resort. For reservations, call Julie at 585-766-7336 or email her at


Los Robles del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA

Los Robles del Sol, S.B, California

LOS ROBLES DEL SOL: This spacious 3-bedroom, 3-bath Spanish Mediterranean home offers a unique combination of tranquility, views, and location only nine miles outside of Santa Barbara, California. Situated on five acres, this home includes a solar heated indoor pool/spa. This beautiful spot is ideal for weddings, events, and retreats, with parking to accommodate 50 event guests and six+ guests overnight. Sterling views and walking trails are accessible from property; while only 10 minutes from State Street in Santa Barbara; 20 minutes to UCSB & SBCC, beaches and downtown Santa Barbara; and 20 minutes to the Santa Ynez Valley. For reservations, call Helen evenings at 1-805-964-1891 or e-mail:



Seas the Moment, D.R.

SEAS THE MOMENT: Located in Perla Marina Development in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. This ocean front penthouse with 2-bedrooms and 2-baths is in lose proximity to surfing and Encuentro Beach. Nestled within a double-gated community, this condo includes some special features include 16-foot ceilings, large, well-equipped kitchen, and purified water from every faucet. Fabulous ocean views combined with many amenities and safety features, make this a great home away from home for the family that surfs and plays together! For reservations, call 719-445-8595 or 809-657-7864 e-mail at



Bali House, Hilo, Hawaii

.BALI HOUSE: This multi-leveled zen home, across the street from the ocean, is thirty minutes from Hilo. A spacious 2-bedroom 1-bath on six varied levels, it offers intriguing views and perspectives. The intricately carved Japanese imported entrance gate doors are over 100 years old. The home was originally built in 2004 by Justin Hilton who imported the house in pieces from, including blue stones (which are black) used for bathroom area, stairs, and front entryway to the Bali House. The Tori gates on both entrances greet guests with good luck, harmony, peace, and tranquility. For reservations call 808-965-8486 or “contact us” from website. See review.



St Tropez Townhome, Var, France

ST. TROPEZ TOWNHOME: This Mediterranean jewel represents the epitome of the finer features of France with its French Provencal architectural style. Perfectly located half way between the old village and the beaches, this luxury townhouse is an ideal vacation property. Veiled behind the entry door, we found a stunning, spacious home. The kitchen is a radiant blue which mirrors the Mediterranean feel.  Glass doors at the rear open to an inviting terrace overlooking a quiet wooded area. For reservations write, or call +31 20 776 9600, or +31 65 063 5770. See review.


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Penthouse Dolphin Dreams, Nuevo Vallarta

PENTHOUSE DOLPHIN DREAMS: Set in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, this 3-bedroom 2-bath penthouse occupies the top two floors of the building which looms over Vallarta’s famous Dolphin Adventure Park. Level one, a spacious living room/terrace combo, provides a spectacular open view to canals, jungle plants, blue mountain outlines, and scenic sailboats resting quietly on still waters. An intriguing story that launched this area to the world stage, was the much publicized love affair of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. Now a desirable tourist mecca, it boasts a vibrant scene with bars and clubs scattered over picturesque cobbled streets and a charming Malecón. For reservations, call 01152(322)2977857. See review.


Villa Papilio, Croatia

VILLA PAPILIO: This 5-bedroom 5-bath villa built in 1992, in classic Mediterranean style is rated five-stars by the Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Croatia. The villa itself is a terraced work of art. Nestled into the top of a steep hill, the highest level is a rooftop terrace with outdoor cooking area and stunning view. Villa Papilio aptly takes its name from the Croatian word for butterfly — a colorful winged insect which flits to and fro in the bluest of skies. Flaunting its beauty with nature’s choreographed dance moves, the free-spirited butterfly deftly avoids capture. Like the butterfly, Villa Papilio cannot be captured with a simplistic five-star rating. For reservations call Gordon at+385915600457 or Lauren at 888-522-1099. See review..


Luxury Villa Split, Split Croatia

LUXURY VILLA SPLIT: Set on the Adriatic Sea near downtown Split, Croatia, this seafront 5-bedroom 5-bath mansion built in 1925, has been masterfully restored to its original Art Deco interior design. Art Deco is known for an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery. During the heydays of the 1920s and 1930s, this style represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress. The Feric family constructed this house as their principal residence. During World War II, the government took over this home. Later returned to private owenership, it returned to its present state. For reservations, call Gordon at +385915600457 or Lauren at 888-522-1099. See review..


Villa Primosten, Croatia

: Outside of Split, Croatia, strategically situated on a sloped seaside lot, this ultra-modern complex is composed of nine luxury structures, seven private homes, and two condominium-style buildings. The multi-unit design is excellent for small or large groups, providing privacy for the guests within a unified complex. The complex can accommodate up to 72 people and features breathtaking sea views. The ancient town of Primošten, with its medieval architecture, sits majestically on a peninsula that protrudes into the sea. For reservations, call Gordon at+385915600457 or Lauren at 888-522-1099. See review..

Vacation Cottages in Hilo, Hawaii area

Bali Cottage, Hilo, Hawaii

.BALI COTTAGE: Located outside of Hilo, Hawaii, with ocean view, this beautiful cottage is the perfect honeymoon suite. From the romantic, sacred bed, the sun rises over the Pacific. A two-story structure, the cottage is constructed from imported woods from Bali; with kitchen and dining area in the bottom story and full bedroom and bathroom upstairs. Adorned in Buddhist, Hindu, and Hawaiian carvings, with statues and artwork, this sacred space is beautified with black, gold, and cream colors. The cottage is surrounded by a magical garden with an abundant array of colorful flowers, trees, and fruits. The scent of the local gardenias create a lovely, erotic fragrance. For reservations, call 1-808-965-8486 or click “contact us” from website.  See review.

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Vila Heraclea, Island of Hvar, Croatia

.VILA HERACLEA: The alluring Island of Hvar is home to Vila Heraclea, a Baroque style 5-bedroom 6-bath mansion. The villa is nearly 400 years old (1612) with an attached medieval fifteenth century gothic house that has undergone major renovations in 2009, under the guidance of the Protection of Cultural Monuments.  Glass doors open to quaint white shutters which fold back to reveal a Venetian style balcony and spectacular views of the harbor, burnt orange roofs, and cobblestone alleys below. The top floor of the villa has two medium-sized bedroom suites and one large master suite. A window opens to the sea and Pakleni Islands. The lowest floor houses a sauna, large jacuzzi, massage room, and wine cellar which completes the picture of rejuvenation and, relaxation. For reservations, call Gordon at +385915600457 or Lauren at 888-522-1099.  See review.


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MAMA DUX-Santa Barbara, California

.MAMA DUX: With its proximity to the beach, this location is remarkable. The amenities, of this 1-bedroom, 1-bath include stainless steel kitchen, flat screen TV’s, tasteful décor, sound system, washer/dryer, soft, extra-large round chairs, high-end glass shower, king-sized bed; all qualifying as luxurious. As for locations, there are precious few spots in Santa Barbara that place you right in the heart of all that this special town has to offer. Mama Dux is a super-located spot with endless choices of bars, pubs, discos and no worries about parking or calling a cab. Downtown Santa Barbara on State Street rates as one of stars of this show. One block from Mama Dux, puts you on Lower State Street, where the action is. For reservations call Inga at 202-302-7998. See review.


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WEST HAMPTON BEACH- Westhampton Beach, NY

.WEST HAMPTON BEACH HOUSE:  This waterfront New England style 7-bedroom 7-bath home sits on an over-sized lot directly on the waterway inlet that leads to the Atlantic Ocean. The quaint Long Island town of Westhampton Beach and the public beach are just a short stroll away. Westhampton Beach is one of several upscale beach communities on the south-eastern side of Long Island, New York. 7 inviting bedrooms, each unique and diverse, await your family or guests to meet all tastes and personalities. The master suite is an elegantly designed architectural work of art. A wall of windows facing the waterway inlet brings in a warm and welcoming natural light. This house appeared in a Vogue magazine for a fashion shoot on location in 2016. For reservations, call Lauren at 1-888-522-1099. See review..


Villa La Tosca, France

Villa La Tosca, Taussat, France

.VILLA LA TOSCA: Located in Taussat, France, this 8-bedroom mansion built by the Prosecutor of the Republic of Bordeaux in 1903 is stunning. The current owners renovated it to five-star level to create the ultimate vacation rental experience. Included is a gourmet kitchen; dining room with private terrace; antique bar tucked next to original grand wooden staircase; cozy library; and media room. Eight exquisitely decorated bedrooms with en suite bathrooms are within five levels of the villa. Highlights include: a cozy third floor suite with skylight above the bed; a second floor suite with a private balcony overlooking the sea and large Jacuzzi tub; tower suite with windows on four walls and breathtaking views of sea. To book, call Lauren at 1-888-522-1099. See review.

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