Very small. The unit only sleeps 3 not 4 as advertised. The futon is very uncomfortable. The access to the roof is not connected to the interior of the house. You need to go outside and access thru a locked outside door. The street is very confined and tight. The noise of the village (loud music, truck honking and roosters) doesn't allow much rest. Music stops around 11pm and the roosters start at 3am. The whole village comes alive at 6am. We booked for one week and after three nights decided to leave and find another spot. The one good thing that we can say is that beach is one of the best on the island.
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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