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On a deserted beach in the center of village life.Experience how Dominicans live.Studio w/king in sleep loft and full futon in living room 1 bath w/hot water downstairs and a bath in the open terrace on the 2nd floor accessed outside stairs
We are right on the beach in the center of village life. You will be able to experience a true Dominican village and how the people live. Studio w/king in sleep loft up a ladder and full futon in living room 1 bathroom w/hot shower downstairs. Sleeping loft is up a ladder. Open air living space on second floor w/kitchen, barbeque, bath w/hot shower, hammocks, and a hot tub is accessed by outside stairs. Full kitchen in the downstairs and another on the 2nd floor open air room with everything you need both upstairs and downstairs, so you don't have to carry things upstairs to watch the sunset while you eat. There is a washing machine available in a closet in the garage to wash your clothes. Hot water in kitchens and both bathrooms and hot tub. We provide guests with a local cell phone and WiFi. Truly a Dominican experience. Local eateries next door and across the street. Mary will prepare food and save it for you if you ask her. A short video with quotes from our guests. Just copy and paste the link into your browser (URL HIDDEN)
Beautiful deserted beach just steps away from the house. Pots and pans and dishes are in both the upstairs kitchen and the downstairs kitchen, so you don't have to carry things up and down the stairs. Terrace accessed by outside stairs. There is off street parking in a garage at the house.
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Interaction with guests
We wanted the Beach House to be an affordable and fun place for people to visit and experience life in a Dominican village. Since most people come to Dominica for the outdoor activities, we planned an open air living area on the second floor, accessed from outside stairs. The breeze and the views are amazing. We will meet you at the house to give you the keys and a tour, as well as to introduce you to the neighbors. If I am not on island, I have a wonderful neighbor at my house in Salisbury, Scott, who will meet and greet the guests. He does this because, "that is what neighbors do, help each other". That sums up Dominican people. If you want some local food, just ask Mary next door in the grocery store. She will save you some food in the afternoon, so you can have it when you return home at night, just ask her. Nash Reynolds, the furniture maker across the road, also makes beautiful local wood cutting boards. A beautiful reminder of your trip to Dominica.
Other things to note
There is a fresh water river, the Layou, available for bathing as well as Caribbean just a short walk from the house. Solar hot water on house and wireless internet. Local cell phone provided for guests. Just top it up at Mary's before you leave.
Greet neighbors and villagers.The neighbors are wonderful and will watch out for you and help you whenever you need it. We are in the middle of a village. Be polite; No smoking in house. Please put trash can out on roadside on Monday night for pick up Tuesday. Please bag all trash and garbage and place in bin in garage. If you have a dog I am willing to discuss the dog staying at the house.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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We have owned a home in Dominica for 11 years. The Beach House was built for family beach days and the Villa Verde apartment was built under our house for when our children, family and friends visit so they can have some privacy while visiting. We live in a regular Dominican village, Salisbury, not an expat community. We believe Dominica has something special to offer. We are avid divers. If you are interested in diving we can refer you to the dive company that we use on the island or to one of the ones that is near by. We have tried them all. We are from the US, Arizona. Very different from Dominica. We live in Dominica part time right now, my husband still works, someone has to
We travel frequently to different places. But we are not group travelers nor do we use travel agents. We search for places we want to go and research them and do all the booking arrangements ourselves. We are on the go travelers, up early and going until late.
We have enjoyed meeting people visiting Dominica and watching them as they become entranced with the island.