We stayed in cottage 2 for two weeks in February.
Location: Perfect. There are 3 cottages in a huge, lovely and peaceful garden full of trees and flowering shrubs. The layout of the cottages ensures good privacy. It is only a few minutes walk to town and Las Galeras beach and our two favourite restaurants were closest to our cottage -- Il Pirata and El Tainos. Grocery stores, bank, pharmacy...everything in the town is just a short walk away. The owner's home is on site. Close enough to town for convenience and yet far enough that the noise of the town (some music at night) is a world away. Las Galeras is a nice little town with warm, friendly people. There is a great little place to get chocolate croissants and excellent coffee for breakfast with wi-fi. Any excursions you may be interested in can be arranged from this town.
Hosts: Michelle and Gerard are wonderful hosts. I can't say enough about them! They were absolutely fabulous. They told us how much to spend for certain things, arranged excursions for us, and Michelle took us into town our first day to show us the best places to buy our groceries and where to eat. She also arranged to have our groceries delivered to us. She was always available to answer our questions and provide advice. She also arranged pickup and drop off for us to and from the airport. The best hosts ever!
Safety: The owners have two dogs who are wonderful and quiet, but who would alert you if there was anyone too close to the gates. Very friendly dogs and a delight to have them on premises. We had our own entrance gate which is kept locked and there is another gate also kept locked. We felt absolutely safe wondering around, even at night. Never at any time did we feel insecure.
Cottage 2: Charming, thatched roof cottage with private eating area outside and another cement patio to put beach chairs on that looks out into the garden. Surrounded by tropical foliage that contained beautiful singing frogs at night. There is a kitchen that can be opened up to the outside or closed at night to keep out the mosquitoes. Bathroom with shower, living area and an upstairs loft where we slept. We found that we had everything we needed for cooking. There is a cook top and full sized fridge There is no TV or air conditioning, but the huge ceiling fan in the bedroom kept the place cool. Cottage was very clean -- thanks Rosa! Rosa came in every day or every other day and changed our sheets several times. The stairs are a bit steep which we had no problems with, but anyone with mobility issues should stay in lovely cottage 3 where everything is on one level. The only negative was that we found the bed uncomfortable. It was a very firm mattress which some might love so I think it depends on what you like.
Other: There were some problems with the wi-fi while we were there, but Michelle was getting that fixed. We did get some mosquito bites so we recommend bug spray and keeping the doors closed from about 6 in the evening on. We would recommend this place to anyone who wants something different from the all-inclusive resort experience. You can easily get to the beautiful Playita beach from this accommodation and Rincon is a quick boat ride away.
Having our own quiet paradise with tree frogs and privacy.
The bed was too firm for our liking.
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