Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 5 Sleeps
3 Chalets, in a very unusual tropical way , recently built with precious rustic details, placed in a private garden, immersed in the tropical nature, in the calmest place of the Dominican Republic, for real lovers of the nature and for who enjoys a certain level of comfort or independence and doesn't want to stay in a hotel.
Situated at Las Galeras, in the most extreme north-east place in the Samana Peninsula, the 3 chalets are perfectly integrated in this natural extraordinary tropical paradise and surrounded of the most wonderful and lonely beaches of the Dominican Republic. They are all placed into a huge garden, each with its independence, each thought to enjoy a self-catered house, into a secure place.
There is a beach at only 5/10 minutes walking distance from the houses, while the center of the village is at 10/15 minutes walking distances, with shops, bar-restaurants and services.
Thanking to the geographic isolation, this fishermen village is away from mass tourism and it is the best for ecological tourism.
In this sea the whales arrive since January to March, choosing these warms waters to reproduce themselves.
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About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
We stayed at the Chalet for 6 nights, it was the minimum but we do wish Sarah had said 10 nights. We had so much fun, the lodging was very original, and loved the idea of having breakfast outside. Loved the hammocks etc. The green around us and the vegetation was unique. Had just the right amount of privacy, Sarah was very nice and showed us around and also gave us Bulli who was our taxi driver/guide/friend to show us around. We went in low season July, perfect for us! the walk to the beach was short and we loved the playita.. The best beach for us, beautiful, warm, good restaurant service. We had the coconut fish at the Playita restaurant, never tried the other one because we wanted to use the bathrooms. We left to "enjoy" the experience of a different place and the all inclusive. As soon as we stepped on the inclusive we wanted to go back. It was even painful! Puerto Plata's best beach Sousa has nothing to do with the beaches you will have at the Galeras. Loved the small town, we ate at El Pescador, el pirata.. Good food.. The road to access the Galeras is fixed , still is 2 hours and a half but it is fine. We loved the Limon waterfalls and the Rincon Beach. Felt save although Sarah adviced us not to carry jewels. Ok, just dress up with custom jewelry, jewels do not go with the beach anyway. You will see poverty in Dominican but it is an experience you have to share with your children. Take some used toys or used children's clothes for your child to give others. It is a learning experience. To withdraw money use the atm at the hotel not the bank close to the Chalet because they only allow to get like $50.00 at the time. In the other bank is like $200.00. We knew Scotich bank in Samana has a liason with bofa so we got money out as much as we could from them without realizing we could get $200 twice. No need for a car, we wanted to walk.
4.9 based on 7 traveler reviews
A Perfect Vacation
Romantic, Peaceful and Safe
Great location for an adventurous family vacation.
We enjoyed breakfast every morning and Sarah made sure our beds were made and we had clean towels. On New Year's Eve, we dined at the restaurant on La Playita and had had the restaurant all to ourselves along with the other Chalet Tropical guests.
We truly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this property to families who want to visit a unique little town that has so much to offer.
Stay at Chalet Tropical and enjoy secluded beaches
Our cottage was beautiful: a lovely A-frame cottage with thatched roof, impeccably built with a craftman's skill and an artist's hands. Be sure to check out the intricate artistic details in every part of the cottage.
The cottage has full electricity with several ceiling fans, which helped moderate the tropical heat day and night and made sleeping comfortable; screens to keep out the bugs but let in the cross ventilating tropical breezes; beautiful yard/garden with tropical trees and flowers --and humming birds!; gas stove top for cooking inside or on the porch; outside coal grill for grilling fresh fish; small fridge and sufficient hot water; wonderful shower and bath facilities; cable TV, chess board, hammock, and lounging area. In short, our cottage offered all the comforts of home yet the feeling of living simply, close to nature yet secure and with essential comforts.
We took a bus from Santo Domingo to Samana, then Sara, the proprietress of Chalet Tropical had a driver to meet us and take us there (about an hour's drive). Sara met us and showed us around our cottage and then walked us down to the beach nearby and highlighted the facilities there. We enjoyed taking a few longer walks in the area, and while there was much on offer in the area, like horse riding, boat trips to other nearby beaches, etc., we chose to stay near the Chalet tropical and the nearest beaches, at we felt we had found paradise. Sara was extremely helpful and wonderful!
Those looking for a romantic, natural and peaceful getaway will love this location. It's a perfect place to leave the world behind and clear one's head of the world's demands. We found peace and beauty in Chalet Tropical.
The only caution is that the steps up to the bedroom loft are a bit steep and narrow and may not be easy for more elderly travelers. But with patience and use of the hand-rail, it is worth the effort to sleep up in the loft with the delicious cross breezes of Chalet Tropical.
We look forward to visiting again before too long!"
Activity and Interests
The closest beach, is one of the most enchanting beach of Samana's Peninsula: La Playita.
But lot of marvellous lonely corner of tropical landscape, will be available to be discovered, hiking, cycling, boating, horsing... or going by motorbikes or quads... or all the different kind of means of transport available in the area, to enjoy every day a new adventure.
The center of Las Galeras village (with shops, supermarkets, discotheques and all the services of the area) is at 10/15 minutes walking distance.
- Nightly Rate: $105 - $290
Weekly Rate: $650 - $1850
Monthly Rate: $1500 - $4500
low season MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT,NOV, DEC... $ 105/night $ 650/week
high season 1/2 DEC, JAN,FEB,MAR, APR ..................$ 155/night $ 975/week
Last minute rate, when available - 15-25%
Chalet Tropical Breakfasts included.
Minimum rate are based on 2 people. Maximum rate is with 11 people stay.
Extra charge for person: adults $ 10-15 USD per night. Children up to 5 years $ 10 USD, depending on age. All charges-included. Chalet Tropical Breakfasts included.
Discount depending on length of stay, 50% deposit requested. 2/3 nights stay minimum
- pets considered
- Beach View
- 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom 1
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1
- Chalet 1 and Chalet 2, can host from 1 to 4/5 people maximum. Chalet 3, with its 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, can comfortably host until 7 people. Chalet 3 has even air conditioned rooms (funs are everywhere).