We stayed at Villa Vista for 12 days. The views from the decks are superb and the location is perfect. Its great getting up in the morning and watching the sun rise. Lots of birds to keep you company - hummingbirds galore. It’s great to go out on the deck at night and watch the stars. The Villa feels very private and one can easily melt into the raw beauty of Dominica…
The Villa is well-equipped and comfortable, with everything you could possibly need for a home away from home. The appliances are in good working order. It is great to have a BBQ available – bought fish from fisherman and cooked them on the BBQ. There is no air-conditioning however it was never needed as the breezes kept it comfortable.
Chris and Gweneth made our stay wonderful. Chris contacted us several times during our stay to ensure that everything was okay. The website for the Villa represents the Villa accurately.
The Villa is close (1 MILE) to the village of Calibishie – just for the exercise we walked to town every morning. There is a small grocery store in Calibishie to get the basics but need to go to Portsmouth/Picard for a wider choice of groceries. If you time it right in the morning you can bump into the roving bread truck to get fresh bread and pastries.
There are a few restaurants in town and POZ restaurant is a close 5-10 min walk without having to venture into town - loved the fig pie appetizer.
There are a few places to visit that are close by – Red Rock (Next Street after POZ), Batibou Beach (about 10 min drive – what a great lunch at the beach bar) and Number One Beach. Driving distances/times – I could never make Portsmouth in less than 40 minutes as the roads are full of twists/curves and elevation changes. It made diving a bit of a chore as you eat up 90+ minutes just getting back and forth. There is a copy of Bradts Dominica travel guide in the Villa. It was great to have it and in retrospect we should have had the guide before our visit so we could have better planned our trip as there is so much to see and do in Dominica.
We enjoyed our stay at the Villa very much.