The beach house was exactly what we are looking for in a vacation. My girlfriend and I were hoping for an environment were we mingle among the indigence population. Were we could learn from them, specifically, how they lived on an island that gives so much. We wanted basics with some modern conveniences. At the very least WiFi. It was well painted and clean. There were 2 options for us to sleep. The main area had a futon. The loft had a memory foam mattress which we elected to sleep in because it was fun. Nearly everyone in which we came in contact treated us with respect. Learning a new culture can be difficult for some as it requires a lot of closed mouth participation. They are eager to teach for those willing to listen. Remember that this village is home to many families. Its an active fishing village. Its not a resort. It is someones home. That said, The island itself was breathtaking and we drove everywhere and tried to experience as much as our time allowed. Patricia the owner was very helpful in this regard as she gave us information for guides on both the Indian river and boiling lake. BOTH are necessary and highly recommended. Raymond and Lenni respectively. Lenni was our guide for boiling lake and I can honestly say without exaggeration he saved my life more then once with his sound advice. Later after the hike he invited us to his home were he gave us herbs for cooking and poured us some cocoa tea. Excellent host/guide. We are going back again.
That said, The music in the little hut/shed behind us played most of the time. We were told its a bar and that seemed the norm as most music could be heard from nearly every where on the west coast. It seems to be a cultural thing.
Parking in the garage/car port was really tough. It required a lot of maneuvering. I did get the hang of it, again, thanks to the locals help. Driving in that country is an experience. It was really fun, and challenging. This is an area of the vacation that you should not take lightly. It is difficult and the locals are unforgiving, but kind. I would give this rating a 4.5 but can only give a 4. We will be going back.
Our stay in this place was amazing. Good place with people very nice. A beautiful Terrace, with a beautiful view. We loved all the atmosphere!! I recommend!
Patti was a fabulous host. She had just returned to Dominica after being gone on some adventures with her husband. The village is great. It can be noisy in the day, but quiets down at night. The sunset from the top deck are amazing. Even more so with a glass of wine in the hot tub. Patti even has a privacy curtain to block the neighbors view of the tub. The house is centrally located for exloring Dominica. The main house is one room and cozy . It is decorated with Patti's husband's underwater photos. The sleeping loft is up a ladder to a king bed. The living room, the house is one room, has a double futon.
This house has great neighbors who watch out for you. It is the perfect place to stay. I'd do it again.
Perfect location,next to layou river,this beach house with air con & wifi gave all the comforts of home & all round views .
Perfectly placed in the middle of the island ,
Also gave great insight to island local life,if you need anything just ask there's always someone who can help .
If on a short break 1-2weeks a car is a must ,you don't want to miss anything,you'll be stopping for pics everywhere
The owner Patricia Rendell (patty) is a sweetie who just shares her love of dominica
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We have rated the beach house a 5. But for some the ladder to the sleeping loft might render the house not the best choice. I am a fit senior who, personally, had no problems with it. This is a great place to stay for most everyone, because of the beach location, the gorgeous sunsets, the village neighbors (especially Mary and clam, who have a store and take out restaurant next-door - when we didn't feel like cooking or going out to eat, they provided us delicious chicken and fish and provided us with most of the provisions we needed.) The Beach House is two floors. The main floor has the main kitchen, Coach chairs WC and sleeping loft. The second floor covered Terrace, open on two sides, windows with screens on the third, has two hammocks, a BBQ and hot tub. From here in our rental car we travel to almost the whole of the island, over several days. You will probably need a car. We recommend Valley car rentals and thank Merle & Miguel for their great service. Miguel picked us up and delivered us to the ferry. we had a problem with the car's AC. Miguel brought a replacement vehicle to our door. Thanks go to our host, Patti, who is gracious, knowledgable and very helpful for all of our needs and concerns. She supplied a local mobile phone which came in very handy. We highly recommend this location