Guest Services

Houskeeper & Gardener


Bina - HousekeeperBina, our housekeeper, works from Monday to Saturday cleans the house, prepares breakfast and washes the linen and towels twice a week. For lunch and dinner service, extra charges apply. Grocery expenses are covered by the guests. Bina is a great cook and mixes a couple of divine tropical cocktails like Cuba Libre, Santo Libre, Piña Colada, Caipirinha, Mojito, Daiquiri or Margarita.

GardenerMimio takes care of the garden for more than 20 years. He just planted an avocado tree in the back of the house. Mimio is a lovely person and part of the Estrella del Mar family. You will appreciate him for taking care of the pool, cleaning the grill after usage, and for skilfully opening coconuts just harvested from the trees for you. He also helps in many other ways. Some of our guests give him a few pesos and send him off on a motorbike taxi to buy some fruits, vegetables, or drinks. Mimio works from Monday to Saturday noon and stays in an independent room next to the house.

Mimio and Bina speak Spanish only. However, we found that communication with non-Spanish-speaking guests still worked. Some phone apps do a good job to help, we were told (e.g. Google Translate).

Cooking Service

Chef CookingThere is a big variety of restaurants in Las Terrenas, but you may like to stay at home to enjoy the pool, the beach, and the privacy of your own temporary home.

Main dishes

  • Chicken creole style with rice and beans
  • Chicken on creamy white wine sauce
  • Oven baked pork chops
  • Thai curry with fish, shrimps or chicken
  • Oven baked or grilled chicken
  • Fish with coconut sauce
  • Eggplant with coconut
  • Eggplant lasagna
  • Meat lasagna
  • Ceviche (lemon marinated raw fish with onion and coriander)
  • Meatballs and rice with green peas on a coconut sauce
  • Crab meat creole style with fried plantains
  • Shrimps (garlic sauce, creole style)
  • Seafood salad / Green salad / Tomato, Mozzarella Salad
  • Spaghetti bolognesa / carbonara / seafood
  • Quinoa salad with feta
  • Paella (seafood, meat or mixed)
  • Beef tenderloin

Some very typical Dominican dishes

  • Sancocho,mixed meat stew
  • Asopao, rice stew with meat or shrimps
  • Locrio with meat or seafood, it’s a bit like fried rice.


  • Milk pudding / Flan de leche
  • Bread pudding / Pudin de pan
  • Rice pudding / Arroz con leche
  • Banana or Ananas flambée
  • Fruit salad
  • Chocolate cake
  • Brownies
  • Apple pie

If you like to cook yourself, Bina is happy to assist with the preparation and/or the cleaning. Enjoy this help! I had to get used to it when I first moved to the Dominican Republic, but now I appreciate it very much.


BabysittingWe can assist with babysitting as well. It’s 50 USD per day (8 hours) and 50 USD per evening from 7pm to midnight (Spanish speaking only). 

Airport transfer by private van

If you need a transfer from or to the airport, please let us know. Airport transfers should be paid cash in USD or DOP directly to the driver. Please note that the smaller vehicle accommodates a maximum of 5 passengers with one suitcase each. For larger parties or more bags, the bigger vehicle is required.

  • Santo Domingo Airport – Las Terrenas, USD 180
  • City Santo Domingo – Las Terrenas, USD 200
  • Puerto Plata – Las Terrenas, USD 195
  • Punta Cana – Las Terrenas, USD 370
  • El Catey Airport (Samaná) – Las Terrenas, USD 75

For more than 6 passengers:

  • Santo Domingo Airport – Las Terrenas, USD 250
  • City Santo Domingo – Las Terrenas, USD 270
  • Puerto Plata – Las Terrenas, USD 250
  • Punta Cana – Las Terrenas, USD 420
  • El Catey Airport (Samaná) – Las Terrenas, USD 95

* prices are subject to change


Car Rental

If you need a rental car, there are two options. You can book online at Avis or Europcar. They both have an office in town. Or we can assist with a local agency (see prices below). These cars will be delivered to the house. A 50% payment directly to the agency is required at the moment of the reservation. A security deposit will be reserved on your credit card upon reception of the vehicle and will be cancelled at the end of the rental period if everything is fine with the car. We recommend pre-booking your car, especially during high season from November to April.

Jeep for 5 passengers: USD 65 to 80 / day
Jeep for 7-8 passengers: USD 85 to 120 / day
4-wheel motorbike / Quad USD 50 to 60 / day

A Weekly discount may apply upon request. Prices and terms might change without notice. The house owner is not liable for rented vehicles.


Zipline Activities ExcursionsThere are many different option to explorer the Samana peninsula.

  • Whale watching in the bay of Samana from end of January to mid March. The arrival date of the whales can varies, but in February they tend to be here and are easy to watch.
  • National Park Los Haitises
  • Jeep Safari
  • Limon Waterfall
  • Quad (Bike) Safari
  • Samaná and Cayo Levantado
  • Zip-Line Samana



We work with some great masseuses who also come to the house. We can assist with booking.

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