Claudine Colombani and family

“What a wonderful place to admire such a unique view! We enjoyed a lot walking down the stairs from the house to the beach every morning, then find the beach totally ours, and then come back to relax on the terrace with the sun drying us on the warm floor… This is a very nice place to stay, and we never got bored of the spectacle of the sea splashing on the rocks of the bay. Moreover, if you’re of the hot-tempered kind, you’ll never suffocate there, for it’s always a bit windy, so that you don’t even notice that you’re getting sunburned… The accomodation offers almost all the comfort (if not more!) you can find at home: if you already have a jacuzzi near your bedroom, then you’ll more surprisingly find a cocktail maker, a swimming pool on the terrace, a giant fridge, a washing machine, and all you need to cook. The bedrooms are really nice, especially the one upstairs. The only thing missing might be a window instead of the shutters in the kitchen, so that it would be more bright during the day. To put it in a nutshell, we really enjoyed our stay, not to forget also the very nice welcome and help of the house manager, Gwendy, whose smile and joyfulness was always a pleasure !”

Michael Webster & family (via HomeAway.com)

For anyone who wants to visit Dominica, this is the place to stay. The house was exactly as advertised with upside surprises in its lay out, views, pool, privacy, bedding, access, and house management. Both the Manager and Owner were very attentive and could not do more to make us comfortable while respecting our privacy. No hidden costs, or disappointing situations, only complete satisfaction with the villa. The house is very clean and new, and everything works and looks great, even the internet. The owner even gives you a cell phone to use on the island.

We went to Dominica to see the island: waterfalls, rivers, beaches, towns, and people, not cloistered in an all inclusive on a beach. Go to the Cayman Islands if you are looking for 4 star dining and white sand beaches with waiters to get you drinks. You have to work for it on Dominica but it is entirely worth it. This is the island for those who want to hike, see, do. Renting a car is a must. We witnessed no harassment or crime, even in the capital. Driving is a challenge but we did just fine. Getting to Portsmouth is only 30 min and the airport 20 min. There is a full size IGA grocery store in Portsmouth and you cook yourself or go out to the many good (but simple) restaurants near the villa. We used the local food store that the locals use for most of the trip and ate simple foods and the ubiquitous fruit available at road side stands. If you do plan on many days on the other side of the island near the capital, I’d suggest just staying over there for a night or two, as it can be 2 hrs each way to get back.

What is nice about this villa is the location. The Northeast part of the island is cooler than what we found to be stifling heat and sun on the Caribbean side. The winds and ocean sounds at night were incredibly pleasant. I would think that if you were staying on the ocean on the west side of the island, it would be hard to sleep due to the heat… but I’m from a northern climate, so take that for what it is worth. We found sleeping at the villa to be incredibly pleasant. We also drank the water from the tap, no issues for any of us (3 adults, 2 children).

I’ve been to 20 Caribbean islands and Dominica is in the top 2. Swim-able waterfall pools, beautiful beaches, clean water, high mountains and lush rain forests, with everyone being incredibly friendly, honest, and polite.

Nicole Sonnier (via HomeAway.com)

What a wonderful, secret little gem in Calisbishie!

What a view!

Thank you, Gwenneth, for your hospitatlity!

Tripadvisor.com

This place was even more beautiful than the pictures. The house was stylish and incredibly well constructed, and the views were simply stunning. We took full advantage of the hot tub and infinity pool. In fact, my favorite days here were probably the ones when we didn’t even bother to venture out–just relaxing at the house and enjoying that fabulous ocean air was heavenly. Both the landlord and house manager were very nice and easy to deal with. In fact, the landlord went above and beyond in helping us out of a situation that resulted from our poor planning–thanks, Chris! Highly recommend–my husband keeps talking about going back next year and bringing the whole family.

Tripadvisor.com

What a wonderful place to admire such a unique view!

We enjoyed a lot walking down the stairs from the house to the beach every morning, then find the beach totally ours, and then come back to relax on the terrace with the sun drying us on the warm floor… This is a very nice place to stay, and we never got bored of the spectacle of the sea splashing on the rocks of the bay. Moreover, if you’re of the hot-tempered kind, you’ll never suffocate there, for it’s always a bit windy, so that you don’t even notice that you’re getting sunburned…

The accomodation offers almost all the comfort (if not more!) you can find at home: if you already have a jacuzzi near your bedroom, then you’ll more surprisingly find a cocktail maker, a swimming pool on the terrace, a giant fridge, a washing machine, and all you need to cook. The bedrooms are really nice, especially the one upstairs.

To put it in a nutshell, we really enjoyed our stay, not to forget also the very nice welcome and help of Gwendy, the house manager, whom smile and joyfulness was always a pleasure !