Minutes from Playa Rincon, ranked among the top 10 beaches in the world!

El Frances, Samana Province

I have been renting for 10 years. If this apartment is not available, please see my other listings, 316323 and 816268. They are all at the Cove, a small group of beach front, ocean view apartments. They are all just 200 feet from the ocean. This modern apartment serves as your home base from which you can explore the peninsula. Arrange deep sea diving and sport fishing excursions with The Dive Academy. You can snorkel at some of the most beautiful beaches, including Playa Rincon, Playa Las Galeras, El Valle, and Playa Fronton. Seasoned scuba divers can explore local shipwrecks.

Come see the humpback whales breach out of the water, from January to March, each year, when they come to mate and have their offspring!!!

In between you and the ocean is the pool, with a swim up bar. Grill local fish on the charcoal barbeque, or stay inside and cook in the full kitchen. It features a view of Samana bay, and a private beach, only a few steps away.

Since I own two other apartments, I can accommodate groups of up to 12 people.


Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports And Adventure Activities

  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snorkeling/diving

Leisure Activities

  • Walking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Eco Tourism
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Boating


  • Necessary

Local Services And Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Groceries


  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Festivals

Catering Options

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room


  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen


  • Television
  • DVD Player


  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Romantic
  • Away From It All


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Dining Area

Suitability Chkbox

  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Building Type

  • Building

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 4


Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.

19 Reviews


    5/5 Stayed Jul 21, 2020
    Submitted Jul 28, 2020

    Overall a great experience property was great very relaxing nice view of the beach. Patrick was great very responsive.

    Great Time Great Views

    5/5 Stayed Feb 16, 2020
    Submitted Mar 15, 2020

    We had an excellent time at the Cove in Samana. The owner Patrick was terrific to deal with. Any questions were answered very quickly and any minor concerns were addressed promptly. I would highly recommend the cove for a great place to get away and relax. The regulars at this location went out of their way to help and to show us around. Will certainly come again!

    The Cove is paradise. A beautiful, picture perfect place to escape from it all.

    4/5 Stayed Jan 30, 2020
    Submitted Feb 9, 2020

    If you want to escape the heavy tourism and have a peaceful vacation this is the place to be. Patrick was quick to respond and very helpful with any accommodations. We will be back.

    Love this area

    5/5 Stayed Jan 24, 2020
    Submitted Feb 4, 2020

    The location was amazing!! Coco is the property manager and he is very helpful. He will go above and beyond to make your stay great!

    December 2019

    5/5 Stayed Dec 19, 2019
    Submitted Dec 24, 2019

    The owner was in goid. Ommunivation prior to arrival. Coco the property manager was very friendly, and helpful. The pool, beach, and condo were very nice, and in a good location.

    We had an amazing stay! It was everything promised and more.

    5/5 Stayed Oct 13, 2019
    Submitted Oct 16, 2019

    If you are looking for the pictures you see of the perfect Caribbean get away you won’t be disappointed! Patrick is a great host and we absolutely enjoyed everything about our trip!

    Great seaside location

    3/5 Stayed Oct 8, 2019
    Submitted Oct 27, 2019

    Lovely sized apartment, in a pretty seaside location, near the fantastic beaches of the north Samana peninsula. Owner was very easy to deal with and arrival couldn't have been easier. The property itself could use a bit of tlc: the insides of cupboards and wardrobes are suffering from seaside damp, we killed quite a lot of cockroaches in the bathrooms and the crockery & kitchen equipment needed a good clean on arrival. Swimming pool was well kept and the people around were really friendly.

    Mother/daughter getaway

    5/5 Stayed Jun 18, 2019
    Submitted Jun 26, 2019

    This is the perfect location for a relaxing getaway. Patrick quickly answered all my questions prior to our trip, so I felt quite prepared. I do recommend having a driver pick you up from the airport and bring you to the apartment. The caretaker is friendly and anxious to help. We hope to come back!


    5/5 Stayed Apr 22, 2019
    Submitted May 4, 2019

    Beautiful view of the beach, it was literally few steps away from the condo.. The condo was spacious and clean. The pool was very nice after a night out. There's a store few minutes away where you can get all your necessities. Coco was very helpful and kind..i will definitely return! Thank you Patrick!


    4/5 Stayed Mar 27, 2019
    Submitted Apr 2, 2019

    Beautiful condo with beautiful private beach. Perfect for our family.Thank you!

    Perfect place to enjoy and explore Samana

    5/5 Stayed Feb 24, 2019
    Submitted Mar 10, 2019

    Patrick's place was a wonderful spot. It's quiet and stone's throw from a private beach - what more can you ask for! Patrick was incredibly helpful before and during our stay with any questions or things that came up. The area around the condo is marvellous. The beaches are spectacular and each one is a bit different, making day trips fun and adventurous. I'd 100% go back to stay at the Cove and be in Samana!

    Peace and Love

    5/5 Stayed Feb 17, 2019
    Submitted Feb 23, 2019

    It’s very difficult to put into words what an amazing experience I had on this trip. I travel a lot! I’m in DR almost every other weekend. I’ve literally been to every single hotel and resort in DR. This is my 4th time using VRBO and I don’t think I’ll ever go to another resort after staying in this place. I can honestly say Patrick your place is amazing!! So amazing I’m thinking of buying my own. From the Fresh food, fruit (picker from the trees), drinks, the atmosphere the air, the sound of the waves, the guard at the entrance to the gardener, the Manager Coco. Everything was just so perfect. It was absolutely what I needed. I work three jobs in the states so coming back home and been able to have peace and quite is priceless. The view is just amazing, waking up everyday to see the beautiful view from the balcony. The infinity pool view from your porch is a life changing experience. The massages ( I swear I thought I had a permanent knot in my muscles for like a year... it’s gone now! ❤️ I was able to see the humpback whales with a simple pair of binoculars sitting in the porch chair. They treated me like royalty! The neighbors too! Patrick thank you for sharing your home! I will return very soon... ❤️


    5/5 Stayed Dec 23, 2018
    Submitted Jan 8, 2019

    What an amazing experience! We were there for 2 solid weeks during the holidays and we were not ready to go. The flat has everything that you need including 24 hour security. Coco and his wife went above and beyond there way, they are truly the hostess with the mostess. My husband and I were impressed with there hospitality. There is a small store 5 minutes down the road next to the Texaco where I was able to get the majority of my groceries. Every day we spent some time on the beach either at the property or one of the other near by beaches. Location is everything and this property is very close to some beautiful beaches. We went to Playa Rincon, Playa Playita, El Limon waterfall, Cayo Llevantado, Las Terranas and Las Galleras. My husband and 11 year old son went fishing with some locals and they still can not stop talking about how much fun they had. There was one day that the wifi did not work and I sent Patrick a message and he immediately had it fixed. Thank you Patrick for allowing my family and I rent your place, we can not wait to go back Kind regards, Noyola Family

    Our second time here and was just as nice as the first

    5/5 Stayed Mar 23, 2018
    Submitted Mar 29, 2018

    I love the view and closeness to the ocean, as well as how near it is to other beaches, whale watching, restaurants, etc. Will definitely come back !!!!!

    Great location, very peaceful

    4/5 Stayed Dec 28, 2017
    Submitted Jan 10, 2018

    The location close to Las Galeras is great, a lot of beautiful beaches around and the beach directly in front of the flat is very nice and clean as well! The property is managed very well ( Coco takes care of everything and helped us enormously with all the special requests we had), the big pool is right next to the beach with a great view and very clean. We had some amazing sunsets there as well. The only reason I gave only 4 stars is that some of the things in the condo did not work that well (wifi was sometimes not available and we had an issue with the gas for heating the water and cooking). Apart from that the flat was nice, a spacious living area, good kitchen (bring your own spices!) and two sleeping rooms with a bathroom each. We especially loved the balcony with view on the pool and beach and enjoyed many nice evenings BBQ-ing there while watching the palm-tree sunset. :)

    Loved my stay!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 13, 2017
    Submitted Jun 26, 2017

    Out of the way and just what I was looking for! Loved the beach right in front, the access to different areas in and around Samana. There is always something to do. Will return again!

    Samana is beautiful...

    5/5 Stayed Apr 11, 2017
    Submitted Apr 18, 2017

    The picts and video doesn't show the amazing of this place.

    Ray & Sunny Oberkramer

    5/5 Stayed Feb 1, 2016
    Submitted Apr 18, 2017

    Gets Better every year! Stay 2 months every year. Always ask my husband for one more week!! Ok. If it's available. Year 5. Home 19 days. Still on Island Time. Cant wait for year 6!!! So relaxing & FUN!!! The beautiful beach & infinity pool are the best! CoCo is always there for you to answer your questions & make sure you have a fantastic vacation!!!!!!! Always smiling! Patrick is the best Island lord. Margaritas & mojitos in Las Garleras are the Best! Beaches too !!! 10 stars!! See you in 2018!!!!!!!


    5/5 Stayed Nov 20, 2018
    Submitted Dec 14, 2018

    Just one word: paradise!!


      El Frances, Samana Province

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      Minimum Stay 2 Nights

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