Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay: Welcome to Monte Placido Vacation Rentals. This tropical hilltop paradise is a secure gated residence comprised of 6 individual rental homes. Each home offers breathtaking views of the ocean, the forested mountains and the coconut groves below. Our elevated location offers constant soothing breezes and very few mosquitos. The homes have fully equipped kitchens to do your own cooking or a personal chef can be provided (maid and linen service included). Each home is especially designed with a verandah for privacy from neighbors. The homes are airy and spacious, comfortable for both inside and outside living. Monte Placido Vacation Rentals’ tropical and botanical gardens are busting with an explosion of colorful flowers. Enjoy the infinity pool virtually cascading into the sea with its cabana and barbecue. From our pastoral setting we are just a short 15 minute drive from bustling and fun Las Terrenas with its beach bars and restaurants, late night Latin dancing galore. We are located in Samana Province on the North East of the Island. It is still is a very well-kept secret with its pristine and undeveloped beaches, reefs, waterfalls, hiking, bird watching whales and more. SHIVA’S CAVE is our yoga retreat center that can also welcome Latin dance camps, special events and wedding parties up to 25 guests (see our website). Full catering for events/groups or a hired chef for a special individual lunch or dinner are optional and on request (inquire). We offer complimentary continental breakfast on the 1st day. The owners live on site and they are always available to help out with every little detail and make sure that their guests enjoy their getaway.