This 15,000 meter (3.75 acre) scenic property is full of fruit trees...away from the noise and bustle of the city....and just a 10 minute walk downtown along the main street. The 50 square meter house is fully furnished with the cooking utensils, appliances, and laundry you'll need for an enjoyable stay. Even though the 2 extra long twin beds can accommodate up to 4 people, 4 adults are not recommended. Dogs are welcome, but they must share outdoor (no indoor) space with 2 other dogs.
I have a few water toys (47' Catalina sailboat, 15' Boston Whaler, 2 dinghies) which can be rented after proper training. I also own 16 moorings in the bay and I welcome sailors from around the world to visit. Visit the "Samana Bay Campground and Water Sports" page for more information.
Zugang für Gäste
The entire property is accessible to all guests, except for their private space.
Interaktion mit Gästen
There is a small campground on the property, which is removed from the rental house. All guests are encouraged to interact if they wish. Every Sunday we bring out the barbecue and put on a spread. All guests are encouraged to partake. Private use of the barbecue can be arranged for other days.
Weitere wichtige Infos
There are two large and very friendly dogs (German Shepherd and Great Dane) on the property. If you're afraid of large, well behaved dogs, this is probably not the place to stay. I have outdoor speakers and a large selection of rock, blues, jazz, funk music for those that want to relax on the property....or bring your own music with a USB interface and I'll crank it outside.
1. Even though there's no official lights out, keep in mind there are other people on the property (including me) who may want to wake up early and play on the water. 2. Anyone wishing to partake in water sports must sign a waiver. 3. For the safety of all, no non-paying guest will be allowed onto the grounds (if you find that special someone, I can set you up at a cheapie hotel in the city). 4. Like all Dominican laundry, it is air dried, and I have a permanent clothes line in back of the main house. All guests, including myself, who use this line must remove their clothing at the end of each day.
In 1999, I took a year sabbatical from Ford Motor Company and sailed from Lake Erie to the Caribbean and back. At the end of 1999, I sailed into the Bay of Samaná and fell in love with the place. After returning to the Midwest, I took a buyout from Ford and set sail again for the Caribbean. In 2001, I bought my property overlooking the Bay of Samaná.
I have slowly built up my property to the point where I can share it with others. I have a fully furnished guest house (which I lived in for 2 years while finishing the main house). I recently built two private restroom/showers for my campground facilities. Over the years, I have planted hundreds of fruit trees on the property; for instance, I have 15 mango trees on the property. There’s nothing like waking up in the morning and picking your fruit for breakfast.
The city of Samaná is the capital of the Province of Samaná. It is centrally located for the best that the Pennisula of Samaná has to offer, such as Los Haitises National Park, Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island), El Limon waterfall, humpback whale watching (January through March), beaches of Las Galeras and Las Terrenas, and of course the massive Bay of Samaná.
There aren’t many foreigners living in the city of Samaná….they tend to bunch up on the North shore in Las Galeras or Las Terrenas. After 15 years on the island, I can help you on where to go and how to get there, including other cities on the island, such as Puerto Plata, La Romana, Higuey, the capital, Santiago, Barahona, etc....I’ve been all over the island by bus.
Check out my page, "Samana Bay Campground and Water Sports", where you will find many pictures of the property and the surrounding sites.