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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Las Galeras, Samana Province, Dominican Republic

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Jackson J
Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
“Wonderful sunsets!!!”
Reviewed 31 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I and my family have chosen this villa to spend 5 days together. We were picked up at the airport and taken to the villa... words can't even explain this amazing place. The villa is really very spacious .. the sound of waves of the sea is extremely relaxing. The cleaning lady has cooked for us every day.The fish was bought just on the beachfront of the villa, it was very fresh. In the evening was great to see wonderful caribbean sunsets from the veranda. Don't miss out on this opportunity to have a memorable trip in a unique place. We certainly will return here!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Alejandro...
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“NOT SAFE”
Reviewed 15 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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I stayed here 10 days ago with my wife and three daughters (5, 9, 11) and to say I was disappointed is an understatement.

When we arrived there was no electricity in the property. We were told by the caretaker that it should "arrive any minute now" and they are on a schedule for blackouts. The schedule is basically blackouts between 1AM and 5AM and then again from 2PM to 6PM (it was 6:30 PM when we arrived and there was no electricity) and the property doesn't have a backup generator or even a battery inverter to power some fans and lights.

We were also told that the pool pump wasn't working and later that the AC unit in one of the rooms wasn't working properly and not to use it. An engineer would come by the next day to fix it.

And to some, well that may not be a big deal, and as such you can forget the electricity problem. Or the AC or even the pool problem. You could, theoretically, forget all that

BUT....

Even if you manage to deal with no electricity, malfunctioning AC and pool, you still will have to come to terms with the fact that you run the risk of a burglar coming in through a window at 2AM and putting you and your family in danger.

Yes, this happened to us. While we were sleeping. With my three daughters sleeping there. And while luckily I am not a heavy sleeper I woke up after hearing a strange noise and went to check on my girls only to find a stranger standing in the kitchen with a flashlight. Even more luck, he wasn't armed and I was able to scare him away as I ran up the stairs to protect my children.

And the owner's response? "It's never happened before and You could have had the watchman sleep with you guys" Really!? A person I don't know? With a pre teen girl there? Really? That's your answer? And not that I don't trust the guy. I simply don't know him!

Well needless to say, we didn't stay here past the first night (in fact we left 7 hours after checking in).

So my review? Well there you have it. I wouldn't recommend this place to any of my friends, family or colleagues.

It's simply not safe and the owner simply does not care.

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Liked best: Nothing
Liked least: Everything
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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25 Jul 2015
Sono la proprietaria di Villa Rosita. Ho ricevuto una prenotazione dal Sig. Alejandro S. dal 5 Luglio 2015 al 9 Luglio 2015.

Alejandro S. ha pagato regolarmente e il giorno 5 Luglio ha comunicato con me sul mio numero personale e mi ha detto con un messaggio che non sarebbe venuto, chiedendo la restituzione dei suoi soldi. Io gentilmente gli ho detto che non potevo restituirgli i suoi soldi e l'unica cosa che avrei potuto fare era offrirgli un soggiorno di 4 notti GRATUITAMENTE a Villa Rosita in altre date.

Alejandro S. non ha accettato e si è arrabbiato. Mi ha detto che se io non gli avessi restituito i suoi soldi avrebbe lasciato una recensione molto negativa sulla mia casa. E cosi ha fatto. Si è inventato praticamente tutto dal momento che non ha MAI soggiornato nella villa.
Non mi sembra giusto ma le persone arrivano ad essere veramente ridicole quando non ottengono ciò che vogliono.
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Lulu5615
Lawrence, Massachusetts
1 review
“It's fine if you do not care about electricity or water.”
Reviewed 3 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I stayed at this rental from June 20th through June 24th with my family which included a 6 year old and two 10 year olds. When we arrived at the house the house was exactly what I saw in the pics with one exception. The pool was empty, to me this was an important detail. The pool's filter did not work and the way the pool is cleaned is by emptying it out every two days. Not only is that disgusting but very inconsiderate to the town. I text the owner, the "engineer" and all the can tell me is that there was a drought and they could not do anything about it. I disagree...
1. If the filter worked in the first place the pool would not have been empty
2. In DR you can call for a truck of water to come to a house, this could have been done to fix the situation.
The water finally came on the 3rd day we we were there, the pool was filled and at the night the pool was filled with frogs, by the morning the pool was filled with not only dead frogs but live ones an eggs in the water, it was disgusting. The owner wanted me to all the plumber but, I was not about to waste my time and energy.

If you have ever been to the DR you know that electricity black outs are very often. Even though this house had AC's and fans in each bedroom, the house is not equipped with a generator, and of course there were blackouts every night and every day. One of the AC' did not work so too bad for the people staying in that room, right?

All in all Samana is beautiful and the house is close to the town. The house was gorgeous but, to me, water and electricity on a tropical island are very important. We did not let it ruin our vacation but, I give this place a big thumbs down and I hope the owner steps up to the plate and fixes the major issues.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: No water, not electricity and very bad property management
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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carlaMest...
mestre venezia
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2018 for a stay in February 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 for a stay in November 2017
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