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Sunset along the coast
Verandahs on top of verandahs
Kick back by the pool with a rum punch
Spacious dining and kitchen areas
Prepare meals or use our cooking services
Bathrooms all feature Phillipe Starck fixtures
Outside the master suite
On-site massage by US trained therapists
Spectacular view from the deck
Ground floor bedroom with canopy bed
All bedrooms open widely onto verandahs
Master bedroom features Tempurpedic king
Dining room, living room, kitchen
Upstairs bedroom, with canopy bed, classic McGuire captain's chairs
Living room
No better spot for a rum punch!
The study adjoins master bedroom. DVD screen not shown.
The observation deck is a spectacular spot for stargazing.
A spacious, beautiful base for your Dominican experience
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Calibishie, Saint Andrew Parish, Dominica

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daisypush...
north carolina
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best of Dominica!”
Reviewed May 31, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

My husband & I and 3 friends meet somewhere every year for diving. This year we chose Dominica and Villa PassiFlora and we were so happy we did! We traveled around the island and, in my opinion, Villa PassiFlora is definitely the best place to stay in Dominica. We were met by Amy and Alder, the care takers of the property. They gave us a tour of the house and explained any details. They were wonderful people and a joy to talk to. Amy allowed us to go on a hike with her and Jacko the next morning, which was great. She took us to places I'm sure we wouldn't have discovered alone. She even brought us fresh tomatoes from the farmer when he came by the next day! The 3 bedrooms with separate baths was perfect for us. The pool was sparkling clean. I don't think I've ever seen clearer water in a pool and it didn't have a chemical odor or burn our eyes. The grounds were so beautifully landscaped with natural island plants, trees and rock. The house itself was built using trees found on the island. Very natural and open. The next day we met Isalene. She was so sweet and amazingly positive. Isalene took such great care of us! She made us feel like we were family. She had left us fresh squeezed juice in the fridge along with some homemade bread and jam. And also had fresh bananas, mango, passion fruit and oranges from local farmers to enjoy. The house, of course, was spotless! Isalene was absolutely the best! The first night we discovered the microwave didn't work. We are microwave popcorn addicts, as well as, unfortunately, dependent on conveniences. When we asked Isalene about it, she was so disappointed that something in her house was broken and apologized over and over again. It wasn't really big deal because we had went into town and bought popping corn because the house has everything needed to cook with. But, Isalene, being the wonderful person she is, had the microwave checked out. It was dead. That's wasn't the end though. Isalene, on her day off, had someone drive her to Roseau (not and easy nor quick trip and you know what I mean if you've been to Dominica) and bought a microwave so we could have our microwave popcorn! We were so amazed that she really wanted to make sure we were happy! Everyday we would leave the house and come back to find it spotless, her sweet smile and more fresh fruit! She also cooked dinner for us a couple of nights and it was so delicious! Better than anything we ate anywhere else on the island. One morning we decided we'd like to go hiking, so we asked her if she could recommend a guide and she sprang into action, calling a friend who met us at the house (walked) withing 30 minutes! We so regret that we had an early flight and didn't get to see her on our last day there. We will always remember Villa PassiFlora how wonderful it was and Isalene for making it perfect! If you are planning a trip to Dominica, Villa PassiFlora along with Isalene, Amy & Alder, is absolutely, in my opinion, THE BEST!

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Liked best: Isalene
Liked least: The heat
Traveling group: Friends
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BanRotsky
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Like a Dream Come True”
Reviewed May 1, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Staying at the Villa Passiflora was so incredible that it felt like a dream. Every morning we would wake up and say, “Is this real life?!” My parents had the master suite upstairs, and my BF and I stayed in the suite on the bottom floor near the infinity pool and a hammock. The house had everything from high-quality linens and beach towels to a well-appointed kitchen. When we arrived, the hosts had filled baskets with fresh fruit.

One of the first things we did was to walk down to the rocky outcropping amidst the crashing waves. You can also walk to Hodges Beach, and several other beaches are just a short drive away. For nightlife, you can walk up the road to Poz Restaurant, which features excellent food, cocktails, and karaoke!

Our suite was very comfortable and airy and we were soothed to sleep by the loud ocean surf. With three separate suites, this house is large and airy and perfect for three couples.

The housekeeper, Isoline, is super-sweet and friendly and a great cook. The proprietors of the villa, Amy and Alder, are very friendly and attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. They have two large guard dogs to protect the property. As other reviewers have written, the dogs do bark sometimes, but they make you feel safe.

The two levels of decks both have incredible views of the crashing waves. We even saw a vivid double rainbow! Some guests have spotted whales. The top of the house even has an observation deck from which we drank Kubuli and watch the sunset.

We feel so lucky that we got to spend a week at the Villa Passiflora and would love to come back someday.

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Liked best: The view!
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
May 2, 2016
We are always delighted when our guests' experience at Villa PassiFlora is spectacular. It is a very special home in a very special place. Thanks for sharing your pleasure!
Bruce Kaplan and Ann Law (owners)
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Jane S
Lexington, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Breathtaking!”
Reviewed March 3, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Our group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our week and were sorry to leave. First of all, the architecture and the wood are stunning. The interior decoration is very pleasing, with lots of details we kept noticing.

Everything was very comfortable: beds, towels, sheets, lounge chairs. Bathrooms were great. The kitchen was so well-stocked.

And now the best part: the view! Whenever I came out on 1 of the verandas, the view of the ocean, waves crashing on rocks, lights blinking on Guadaloupe, distant mountains...it took my breath away! We were all pinching ourselves, feeling as if we were in paradise. And the roar of the waves and the chirping tree frogs would lull us to sleep at night.

The housekeeper and caretakers were all very welcoming and eager to help us in any way. They are unusually sweet people. We enjoyed 1 of Isalene’s scrumptious dinners.

During our stay we did a variety of activities, from hiking to swimming and loved the unspoiled island and the friendly people.

We hope to come back some time.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Mar 4, 2016
We're delighted you shared our pleasure in Dominica and Villa PassiFlora, Jane.
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Laura G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great value for families and beautiful accommodations”
Reviewed April 9, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

This villa contains three beautifully appointed bedrooms with queen sized beds. In addition, there is a twin bed in the study adjoining the master. The pictures on this site and the Villa's website are very representative. The house is quiet and feels very safe. The couple taking care of the house live in the basement apartment are are very nice and helpful. There are two guard dogs and all the bedrooms have locking doors and a safe so the security is good. Its great to have a pool for a refresing dip. The kitchen is very functional and we used it every day.The mosquito netting was reassuring and pretty - although there were no mosquitos seen during our stay. Definitely air conditioning was not needed - cool breezes coming off the ocean feel great and we were actually using a blanket. Only minor improvement would be access to a washing machine. Everything else was flawless. Re the location - Calibishie was our favorite area of the island but you might want to stay part of your trip in the south of the island if you want to spend a lot of time in Rousea Valley. We went twice - once for boiling lake and once to visit Wotten Waven/Champagne Reef/Waterfalls - and that was good for us - but driving is long.

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Traveling group: Teenagers
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Jp D
1 review
“"It's wonderful that a place like this available.""”
Reviewed March 30, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Villa Passiflora is a jewel. It's a brilliantly conceived and wonderfully built place overlooking the sea in the most beautiful of the Caribbean islands: Dominica. We're back now but we can still hear the waves breaking below us as we lay in bed at night. I can still see my toes set against the sea as I sit with my feet up, reading.
We feel very fortunate that there are people with the intelligence and vision to create such a place and who make it available to others.

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Mark M
Waunakee, Wisconsin
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed March 25, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

My family of five enjoyed an extended stay at Villa PassiFlora this past January. This is a high end villa by Dominican standards. Beautifully designed and open to the sea with magnificent views, we loved our stay here. The caretakers, Amy and Alder, were fantastic and really made the stay even more special in more ways than I can describe here. And the owner was extremely easy to work with and very accommodating. We will certainly be back for a return visit soon. If you are looking for a class A villa on the north shore of Dominica, this is it. Just don't rent it when we want to go! :-)

Now for a few words of guidance. Dominica is a place for nature lovers. If you want an air conditioned resort, with all of the amenities of the first world; you are coming to the wrong place. For example, there are no screens on the windows in this villa. Thus, you will have bugs and birds passing through. We loved having the place open to feel the breeze from the sea and hear the surf and tree frogs at night. We were never hot here. But if you are a person that needs to seal off the indoors from the outdoors, this place is not for you.

And I can't leave this review without mentioning the dogs. If large dogs frighten you, I would not recommend coming here. As I'm sure you can read in other reviews, there are two large guard dogs that do a very good job of guarding the perimeter of the house. The older one, takes her job quite seriously and I'm fairly sure that she would have eaten one of us for breakfast if she had escaped her electronic fence. The younger one actually has a soul. We were able to pet him and he got to know us after a few days. They will bark like crazy each and every time someone comes near the house, including when that someone is you. The plus to this (I guess) is that you don't need to worry much about intruders, not that we would anyway. We have walked all over Dominica and never once felt threatened or unsafe, but I'm sure petty theft can happen.

Villa PassiFlora was perfect for our family (teenage kids). I will dream about our stay here on many cold nights spent back in Wisconsin. Until next time, Villa PassiFlora. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

Traveling group: Extended Family
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Maddie M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
“Already planning our next trip there”
Reviewed March 15, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Our family of five stayed here in January for a month and absolutely loved it. Not only is the island beautiful with so many incredible hikes and places to explore, but Villa PassiFlora and Amy and Alder made the experience that much better. From giving us tips on where to visit to helping us buy veggies from the veggie truck man to going on morning walks with our thirteen year old brother they were incredible. They truly made the villa a home away from home. We have gone to the Virgin Islands every winter for the past eight years and this was by far the best villa we have ever stayed in. Along with that Dominica is by far the most beautiful island we've ever been to. I would highly recommend staying here as well as visiting Dominica!

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