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“Hidden paradise with world class hospitality!”
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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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Ami A
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hidden paradise with world class hospitality!”
Reviewed December 18, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Where to start with Villa PassiFora! What an incredible place!

We travelled as a group of 6 people our 30s who were on an island hopping trip of the Caribbean with 5 nights to spend in Dominica at the villa. We arrived to Calibishie late at night after driving from the ferry in Roseau which was an adventure in itself! After a few wrong turns, we made it to the villa where Ando was ready to welcome us and explain everything we needed to know. it may have been dark but we were all blown away by the villa, the photos do not do justice to how beautiful this place is. It immediately feels like a home away from home, with so many personal touches put in place by the owners from the decor to the library or books, caribbean music and board games to make you feel right at home.

One of our group was only with us for a day and so we had booked a trip in advance to the boiling lake for our first day which was organised for us fully through owner Bruce and the amazing Isaline, the Villa's housekeeper and all round legend! This tour was carried out by Nigel, a friend of the Passiflora team, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He even came out of his way to visit us at dinner the night before to brief us on the next day's hike which was really appreciated! Nigel was from start to finish the perfect guide and really did the team proud for recommending him. He was so brilliant at explaining everything along the way on the hike, from the flora, fauna and history of dominica. The boiling lake hike was definitely a challenge but Nigel made it so much fun and an unforgettable experience. He is also probably one of the nicest people we have ever met! He had us in hysterical laughter the whole time with his brilliant energy and so if you are considering doing any trips from the villa- make sure you ask for Nigel, he absolutely made our trip!

With the hike done we were able to relax for the next few days in the villa which we were so excited for and it didn't disappoint. The Villa itself is breathtaking. Absolutely beautiful rooms and kept to a very high standard. Going to sleep at night with the sound of the waves was so special and I have never stayed anywhere like it. It was ideal for 3 couples and felt like more of a boutique hotel with each room having it's own key and entrance areas. The communal areas were also so clean and the view was amazing! We had a bit of rain which sadly meant we couldn't enjoy the pool, as the sun didn't quite reach it to heat it enough but we spent hours playing the game of life which is provided in the villa, and we had a brilliant time! When the sun did come out we headed to the roof terrace which was a brilliant sunbathing spot and had an incredible view. We also spent a lot of time reading in the hammocks, which really you could do all day!

Again, with the help of the owners we had pre organised some yoga classes at the villa with Elise, from Alive with Elise, who came along and took morning yoga classes for us on the upstairs decking- as someone who loves yoga, this was a truly unforgettable experience in the most incredible setting and we all took part, even one of the group who had never taken part in any yoga, really enjoyed it.

The local area of Calibishe is fantastic and very authentic with some of the warmest and kindest people we met on our entire trip. We were able to explore the local beaches and town- sampling rum shacks and local restaurants along the way. Huge recommendation for the Rainbow restuarant and bar in town run by Michael, who's food was fantastic and treated us to some impromptu musical performance. A night to remember!

We also have to mention POZ! the local bar and restaurant within walking distance to the villa that we visited a LOT! Poz, the owner, really helped make our trip fantastic. He welcomed us so warmly each time and really helped us out with local enquiries and helpful trip advice. He opened up early for us for breakfast one day and catered to us all so well. The food and drinks were so tasty and he really took so much care in looking after us, another example of the world class hospitality on this island.

In terms of the villa staff- Isaline the housekeeper was brilliant and like a ray of sunshine. So So friendly and welcoming and couldn't do more to help us out. As well as booking our hike, she was on hand for any and all questions and we had the pleasure of sampling her cooking one night which she had prepared for us arriving back from the hike.
Ando was there to help us out whenever we needed and was great with keeping us right about the dogs. I see that many people review about the dogs and yes, they do bark but they are obviously very well trained and there to keep you safe.

I could go on for pages about this place but lastly I want to say a huge thanks to the owners Bruce and Ann. I had a lot of communication with Bruce on the lead up to the trip and he was absolutely fantastic, replying to my many questions quickly and really helping us out with advice on what to see on the island, local connections and info about the villa. Ann helped us set up the yoga which was a real highlight of the trip. Having owners like this makes such a difference to a trip like this as the personal touch is there from before you even walk through the doors of Passiflora. Dominica was the highlight of my trip and the only negative was that we didn't have long enough!

Thanks to all the team and we hope to be back!
Ami and friends x

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daisypush...
north carolina
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 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 least: The heat
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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
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“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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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
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“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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Jp D
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“"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
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“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.

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