Casa Carpe Diem – $950,000 – Las Terrenas

Casa Carpe Diem is only a hundred meters from Playa Bonita. It is nestled in tropical gardens and the villa is designed for seamless indoor-outdoor living. You enter the villa through a formal living area that opens up to a second living area which is much more open and relaxed. This open terrace is covered by a wood-beamed cathedral ceiling supported by a series of massive wood columns. The open area outside the formal area is furnished with lush outdoor sofas and chairs that are arranged for various social events and conversation. The surrounding area outside is filled with lush tropical gardens and trees of all kinds.

Adjacent to the outdoor living area is a covered dining area. It is covered by an extension of the main terrace cover that also has wood-beamed cathedral ceilings. This covered dining area has a swimming pool and garden view on one side and access to a pass-through bar that opens up to the kitchen. Thus, the dining area is a great area for both dining and entertaining.

In the main house, there are 3 bedrooms: two on the main floor and the master bedroom above on the second level. All have air-conditioning and televisions. There is also a Bose stereo system on the main floor, terrace, and swimming pool area. Adjacent to all of this is a private bungalow that also has a covered terrace and direct access to the swimming pool. It contains 2 bedrooms; one is another master bedroom with ensuite bath. There is a stairway into the swimming pool located between the bungalow and main living area. In addition, there is a separate service quarters containing a bedroom and full bath. Any one of the bedrooms could be used as an office or separate den. All bedrooms have wood beamed cathedral ceilings with ceiling fans throughout.

The city of Las Terrenas is only a 5-minute drive to the east. Approximately 15 minutes to the west is the new El Catey – Samana International Airport. The runways at this new terminal are capable of handling international wide-body jets from around the world. Just over an hour south of the El Catey airport is the capital city of Santo Domingo. This historic city offers great shopping and a cosmopolitan lifestyle when desired. The international airport also offers service to many parts of the world.