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About this listing

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

The space

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)

Guest access

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.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

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.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

47 Reviews


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Margaux User Profile
May 2017
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 recommended! Thank you. Alex Yoanna Renaud and Margo
Patricia User Profile
Response from Patricia:
Margaux, Thank you for the lovely review. I hope that you will visit Dominica again and that this time I can meet you. Patti
May 2017

Amaya User Profile
April 2017
Wonderfull place, better than the pictures. Very nice jacuzzi, confortable bed, Scott very nice. In the perfect place of the island to go arround. I will recomend it
Patricia User Profile
Response from Patricia:
Amaya Thank you for the wonderful review of The Beach House, Layou, Dominica. I am glad that you and your family had a good time in Dominica and will be back one day.
April 2017

Jax User Profile
April 2017
It's a small community but they like their music. The roosters can't tell time very well but they taste great.

Destini User Profile
January 2017
The Beach House was an awesome place to stay. The whole set up was amazing. Waking up in the morning and enjoying the view upstairs was awesome. We didn't rent a car but people in Layou Village were very very helpful and we got to see everything we wanted. Patti and Scott were really great hosts. Checked in on us few times to see how we were getting on and made sure we knew that it was okay to call them anytime. I will be back and most likely will give Patti a call before I come. Thank you so much!
Patricia User Profile
Response from Patricia:
Destini Thanks so much for staying at The Beach House. I hope you had a great time. Drop me a line when you decide to get that scuba certification. Patti
January 2017

Elise User Profile
January 2017
Great place! Awesome view. Super clean. Awesome amenities.

Guillaume User Profile
December 2016
It was a really nice stay at Patricia house. We did not get the chance to meet Patricia. But M Scott was really helpful at the arrival. The house is located in a small village with a nice view of the beach. The small shop next door was really helpfull and we really enjoyed the food prepared. The location is perfect for a small stay in Dominica and allow to visit the main sites.
Patricia User Profile
Response from Patricia:
Guillaume Thank you for staying at The Beach House. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself in Dominica. I hope to see you again at The Beach House.
December 2016

Josh User Profile
December 2016
We really enjoyed the stay at the beach hous. It is placed in the middle of the charming village Layou. Patricia and Scott are so cheerful and the gave us a lot of useful hints. Hope to see you soon

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Salisbury, Dominica · Joined in January 2014
Patricia User Profile

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.

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