Very spacious and cozy villa. Great for families, couples and kitesurfers !!!
Monica Paiewonsky de Almanzar
- english, spanish
About Monica Paiewonsky de Almanzar
DREAMS DO COME TRUE !!!! It was always our dream to semi retire in this place we call PARADISE. After 30 years, it became a reality.
Monica Paiewonsky de Almanzar purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Monica Paiewonsky de Almanzar chose Las Terrenas
This land was my grandfather's farm since 1937. My father, a agricultural engineer, came to live here as a newlywed in 1953. During my early chilhood years, my parents lived here, when there were no roads, electricity or water supply. We used to come here by boat from Puerto Plata (North part of Island) or crossing the mountains (in Samana) by horses, a 4-5 hour ride, a real challenge and experience for my older sisters and myself.. After going back to Puerto Plata for school, we always came back and spent all summers, and special occasions here. My most wonderful memories are of this place and I made my dream come true when it was the right time to build our house and live here all year round with my husband, and our Shitzu dogs, Ali and Gia. IT IS OUR REAL PARADISE ON EARTH.
What makes this Villa unique
A very short walk- 1-2 minute - to the beach Kite Surfing in front of Villa No crowds of people at any time La Bodega de Portillo is a small supermarket at walking distance from the Villa. It keeps it's name since 1953 when it was founded to supply the needs of all the locals in the area. It's a MUST in the area and very convenient to have a supermarket so close by to buy your groceries. They also have "delivery" service to the Villa. Fresh Seafood every day at our local Fish Market in Las Terrenas Wonderful to relax Great for Families with children Inside Gated Residential Area Very Tropical Landscape. Need nightlife and other activities? Las Terrenas Village, 5 km away from the Villa, is a very unique, bohemian chic experience with a big mix of local Dominicans, Americans, French, Italian, Spanish, German and other Europeans living here full time, this makes the town of Las Terrenas an upscale Caribbean experience with amazing fine dining in wonderful restaurants along the coast, night clubs, bars and amazing bakeries where you can find very good fresh baked bread and pastries.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Nos encantó la villa, los jardines, la playa, el lugar, todo era perfecto!!! Mónica y su marido muy amables, muy atentos y Yani muy servicial, a nuestra disposición, siempre alegre con una sonrisa en el rostro!!! También teníamos una cuenta abierta directamente del Minimarket, qué nos pareció genial, no nos faltó nada!!! Seguro que volveremos!!!
Clean and beautiful house and furnishings, comfortable beds, just a few steps from one the best beaches we've ever seen - virtually empty and you can walk for miles, with good snorkeling. Perhaps best of all is the generous support and interest of the owner, Monica and her husband Cuqui who did everything they could to make our stay very special. Monica answered our many questions and worked with us to resolve dietary issues. Yani's meals are so delicious, all the raves of other reviewers are justified - she is very sweet and eager to please. There is some construction nearby but that should be finished before too long (we stayed March 2019); the septic system is delicate; otherwise a wonderful place to stay. If you fly into Santo Domingo airport, and plan to take a taxi, we suggest you ask Monica to arrange it since the local drivers know the quickest way to go. It's fun to go to the fish market with Yani (you cannot buy fresher fish!), and there is a very good French bakery in Las Terrenas. All four of us really enjoyed our great stay at Villa Mo.
Thank you very much for your kind words. It's our pleasure and goal to make our guests feel at home away from home.
I'm very glad Yanni was so helpful and that you were happy with your meals.
We welcome you to come back in the near future.
Clean and beautiful house and furnishings, comfortable beds, just a few steps from one the best beaches we've ever seen - virtually empty and you can walk for miles, with good snorkeling. Perhaps best of all is the generous support and interest of the owner, Monica and her husband Cuqui who did everything they could to make our stay very special. Monica answered our many questions and worked with us to resolve dietary issues. Yani's meals are so delicious, all the raves of other reviewers are justified - she is very sweet and eager to please. There is some construction nearby but that should be finished before too long (we stayed March 2019), otherwise a wonderful place to stay. If you fly into Santo Domingo airport, and plan to take a taxi, we suggest you ask Monica to arrange it since the local drivers know the quickest way to go. It’s fun to go to the fish market with Yani (you cannot buy fresher fish!), and there is a very good French bakery in Las Terrenas. All four of us really enjoyed our great stay at Villa Mo.
A Very Relaxing Vacation
We recently returned from a 2 week stay at Villa Mo. While the Midwest was fighting through a blizzard, we were enjoying sunny days and cool breezes at night! Villa Mo is a wonderful, clean, comfortable home! Monica, the owner, makes sure that your visit is perfect. She works hard beforehand by grocery shopping and even made a flan dessert for us! Yanni, the chef/housekeeper, also works hard to make sure everything is enjoyable! She is an excellent cook! Our days were spent relaxing by the pool or one of the patio areas, or walking down to the nearby beach. We were all impressed by the comfortable, high quality furniture. The 3 master bedrooms are large and well furnished. Monica is the owner of a nearby Bodega which made it very convenient to order groceries or drinks to be delivered! One night the groundskeeper made a bonfire on the beach. It was awesome! I highly recommend this property to anyone who needs a relaxing vacation!
Thank you so very much for your kind words. It was our pleasure to know you and to have you enjoyed Villa Mo along with your friends.
I'm glad you had a safe trip back home.. come back soon some day.
Spacious, well appointed villa, fabulous beaches. Wonderful service from housekeeper cook Yanni.
We spent 10 days in Jan. 2019 at Villa Mo. We were 4 adults and 2 small children. The villa was very confortable with large, airy bedrooms, a variety of open air eating and sitting areas, a large yard and a small pool that was great for the kids. Janni the cook made us delicious meals and did all the cleaning. She was great....always pleasant, helpful and friendly.
A short walk to miles of the most beautiful beach with hardly anyone there. Calm water great for swimming with the kids.
Overall a very relaxing, scenic and secure holiday venue. Grandparents, parents and children all enjoyed it immensely.
There are some renovations underway at some of the nearby villas but this did not disturb us.
We can recommend Villa Mo highly especially for families.
David and Joyce , Montreal
Just a perfect spot for a Family Beach Vacation, where you can truly relax and enjoy
We just got back from a 2 week-long stay at Villa Mo with our extended family (6 adults and 5 kids from 2 – 13 years old) and everybody truly enjoyed this vacation. Every day was better than the last, we did not want to go home….
We loved the open concept setting with the different outdoor space and terraces, the house is nicely decorated, and the kids loved to play in the pool and in the large garden and everybody enjoyed the incredible beach, that is 1-minute walk away. Often in the afternoon we walked with the kids for an ice-cream to the close by store “La Bodega” and almost daily used the service to have things we need delivered to the front door, very convenient!! Monica is a great host, she goes out of her way to make sure your stay is perfect.
The soul of the house is Yani, her cooking is outstanding and always there to help out with a big smile on her face. YOU HAVE TO TRY HER COCUNT-CURRY!!!! We repeated this dish like 4 times during our stay, with fresh fish, shrimp and lobster that we got directly fresh out of the water at the Fish-market that takes place daily at the beach in Las Terrenas, great truly fresh products and great experience…
We can’t wait to go back, hopefully soon!!!
Thank you, Monica, Yani and all the Villa Mo staff for your hospitality and for making this a very memorable vacation for our family!!!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It is our goal to make our guests feel like at home away from home.
I'm very glad Yani was so helpful. She's my other half.
Hope to see you and your family back to Villa Mo.
We are located inside a gated community called Residencial El Portillo.