La Rancheta Guesthouse - Wrapped around a lush garden this intimate place is aimed at visitors who like to have their own basic kitchen and the option of eating at the on site restaurant. There is a small swimming pool.
The Lonely Planet guide describes La Rancheta as "funky and simple" with an "eclectic cabin-in-the-woods feel". Basic and cozy La Rancheta provides a welcome escape from day to day life. (no internet, no TV)
Ron and his Dominican family serve home cooked meals and specialize in Belgium and Dominican food.
Ron speaks Dutch and has his own very enduring slant on English. (When he really gets in trouble, language wish, he can call Karin at La Hacienda for assistance).
La Hacienda Hostel (the link will redirect you to La Hacienda website) - La Hacienda is a private house on a horse farm with an expansive view of the countryside and ocean. It is located at the entrance to Cabo Samana National Park and a 10 minute walk to the beach.
La Hacienda is for active self sufficient nature lovers and those seeking an in dept experience of the Dominican Republic.
There are four basic bedrooms with private bathrooms, a family room and a three bed dorm. It is also possible to rent a tent and camp.
Food produced on the farm is available for free and guests can use the spacious open air communal kitchen to cook the food they harvest.
Karin, the owner, speaks English, French, German, Dutch and Spanish.
Villas Coloniale is a pretty one bedroom self contained holiday home with a pull out couch in the living room. A separate mother in law suite is also available.
Mahi, the owner, speaks French and basic English.
Ronald, at La Rancheta, can prepare breakfast and dinner for people staying at all the properties.This is charged separate and should be reserved a day in advance.
Karin, of La Hacienda, answers all emails and telephone enquiries for all properties and can help you choose the right place if you define your needs.