LUXURY CARIBBEAN HOME WITH POOL AND SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS

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Bruce Kaplan

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
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LUXURY CARIBBEAN HOME WITH POOL AND SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS

Dominica Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6

Villa PassiFlora is a spectacular 3-bedroom home on Dominica's stunning northeast coast, with expansive views and easy access to one of the island's most beautiful beaches. The villa has 3 luxurious bedrooms with private bathrooms, accommodating up to 6 people. The architects and designers have created a luxurious Caribbean environment which maximizes the benefits of the cooling breezes through extensive shaded veranda space onto which all rooms open widely, providing glorious sea and mountain views. Cool in our private pool while taking in magnificent vistas of the sea and coast. You may choose the option of having some prepared meals using a bounty of locally procured seafood, poultry, vegetables and fruit. Throughout the villa, a mix of antiques and art pieces contribute to a unique and beautiful living space. For those lucky enough to experience it, Villa PassiFlora is destined to become a never-to-be-forgotten vacation home! The best costs a bit more!

A New Standard of Style and Elegance: Villa PassiFlora is for the traveler who would like to enjoy Dominica in a vacation home of style and elegance still rare on the island. It is an ideal setting for several couples wishing to share a relaxing vacation together, for small groups interested in literary, yoga or culinary retreats or for families without young children. When compared with similar accomodations elsewhere in the Caribbean (there are no comparable accomodations on Dominica), the villa is eminently affordable for the couple or individual who appreciates space, beauty and privacy. For a group it is a bargain. It is for you if you relish the prospect of enjoying the sound of the waves, the feel of the cooling trade winds and the view from one of the most breathtaking spots in the Caribbean. It is a tonic for the senses.

True Value in a Splendid, Caribbean Villa: Daily breakfast and fresh juices are provided, with a variety of options for prepared meals using a bounty of locally procured seafood, poultry, vegetables and fruit. Throughout the villa, a mix of antiques and art pieces contribute to a unique and beautiful living space. For those lucky enough to experience it, Villa PassiFlora is destined to become a never-to-be-forgotten vacation home. If you are looking for a simple roof over your head, look elsewhere. If you believe true value lies in a reasonable fare for style, privacy, quality and luxury, you have found your Dominican lodging. If you want accommodations every bit as spectacular and memorable as Dominica itself, and you're willing to spend a bit more to have it, Villa PassiFlora is for you!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • smoking allowed

Bruce Kaplan

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english, french, spanish
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Between us, we juggle lives in neurology, choreography, dance education, Pilates instruction, theater administration... and we have created what we believe is the most beautiful guest house in Dominica.

Bruce Kaplan purchased this villa in 2003

We spent a decade looking for seaside land and homes in Florida, California, the Yucatan, Tobago and the British Virgin Islands. Then we found Dominica. Dominica combines extraordinary-- almost overwhelming-- natural beauty with a sense of adventure and discovery. We are passionate about Dominica!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

Luxury Caribbean home with pool and spectacular ocean views
average rating of 4.5 based on 9 reviews
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Luxury Caribbean home with pool and spectacular ocean views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p372433
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Dominica Caribbean
Cape Cod, MA
2

Greatly disappointed . . .

  • 2 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We rented Villa PassiFlora for the month of January, 2014. The owner, Bruce, was very responsive and easy to deal with in the confirmation process. We are two women well past retirement age, who escape the cold New England winters every year by renting somewhere each January, and then returning to a villa we have rented for over a decade in the British Virgin Islands.
Let me begin with the location: the view of the Atlantic Ocean from the pool and decks IS spectacular. But since the house faces North, there was not one spot where you could sit in the sun (at least in January), which means the infinity pool stays cold. Even with a 4-wheel drive car, you will find the roads are in awful shape and rental cars have the steering column on the right (British style). The nearest village of Calibishie is quite limited in services and goods, and the locals did not seem particularly friendly.
The Villa is described on the website as a "luxury villa" but it did not meet our experience and expectations with other luxury villas, some found on VRBO. The kitchen was not provisioned with a nice set of dishes (rather all but the cereal bowls and cups and saucers were plastic). There is no dishwasher, coffee maker, outside grill or toaster, and very limited glassware. Most troubling for us, since we are big readers, is the the fact that there were no comfortable reading chairs with lamps or other lighting. In fact the villa's lighting in general is sparse, mostly using wall sconces.
The most serious issue for us was safety. We understand that petty thievery is a problem on many of the islands, but we had never experienced the degree of concern exhibited by these owners. There are two dogs, a Rottweiler and a Pit Bull, who guard the perimeter of the house 24/7. In addition, the owners request that you close, bolt and lock, all of the doors on both levels whenever you leave the premises AND at night. While all of these measures are intended to make guests feel safe, it had the opposite effect on us.
In the end, the above issues were significant enough that we left after three days, despite having paid for the month. I am aware that our experience appears to be the exception, given other rave reviews--many of which influenced our decision to rent the Villa in the first place. My purpose in writing this review is in no way intended to "dis" this property or its owners, but rather to give future renters an additional perspective.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: Creating Villa PassiFlora was truly a labor of love, and we have been delighted that the vast majority of our renters have found it a very special place to stay, but Dominica is not for everyone. We fell in love with the island both because of its extraordinary natural beauty and because it is a dramatically different culture than what we experience in the US. It is relatively undeveloped both physically and economically. We are delighted to spend time in a country where tourism is secondary to the island culture, having visited other beautiful islands where the cultural tone is set by tourism. Bumpy roads are OK: "The last of the real Caribbean."

Secondly, Villa PassiFlora is not for everyone. Our highest priorities in designing our home were to take advantage of the glorious location we have on the NE coast, while maintaining a cool, livable environment year-round. In terms of year-round comfort, shade trumps sun in the Caribbean. During winter months, when the sun is lowest in the sky, there is indeed little direct sun at poolside. Between walks to the beach and time in our observation tower, we’ve never felt deprived of sun. We try hard to live within the limitations of our solar energy generation-- which is part of our commitment to the eco-tourism philosophy. We don’t have a dishwasher or clothes dryer, and we try to avoid energy inefficient appliances and accessories. We do try to utilize CFL bulbs, and lighting is purposely relatively low intensity outside of the dining room and kitchen. We don’t have a recliner, but we do have traditional Caribbean plantation chairs and a pair of glorious McGuire chaise lounges. We need to make clear that more glass/dish/kitchenware is available on request, for those with more kitchen savvy.

In order to maintain the villa’s very open environment that maximizes enjoyment of the vistas, the breeze and the sound of the surf, our security is based on the presence of fulltime, live-in caretakers and our two dogs, Eevie and Jacko, two ridgeback/rottweiler/Doberman mixes (no pit bull). While we would continue to lock up the villa if both guests and staff are away, it is reasonable to leave it open unless our caretakers are away on errands.

I appreciate Jane’s thoughtful comments, which will help us continue to improve our guests’ experiences. I urge all potential guests to use this information, along with that presented on our website, to help decide if Villa PassiFlora is right for them.
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Luxury Caribbean home with pool and spectacular ocean views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p372433
+1 423 718-1842
Dominica Caribbean
St. George, Barbados
4

Home away from home!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Having never been to Dominica, I was a little hesitant to book our accommodation sight unseen. However, after much research and reading the reviews on FlipKey and Vrbo, I was confident that I had made the right choice in choosing Villa PassiFlora.

Villa PassiFlora did not disappoint, from arrival to departure, we were treated just like part of the family. Brad, Lisa and Isolene were the most gracious of hosts and so very helpful. Isolene's breakfasts were just what were needed for a break away from the hustle and bustle of life.

The villa looks exactly as pictured, the views alone make the villa worth every penny spent and the pool was great (great for lounging, taking in the fantastic view of the Atlantic Ocean and sunsets). It is absolutely idyllic and perfect for either a romantic getaway or a family vacation. The location is great with a few restaurants in close walking proximity as well as a beach. You could even spend all your time in the villa and still feel like you had the best vacation ever!

Stay at Villa PassiFlora, you won't want to leave, I know we didn't.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury Caribbean home with pool and spectacular ocean views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p372433
+1 423 718-1842
Dominica Caribbean
5

Paradise found

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
We had the most amazing week in Dominica at Villa Passiflora. The house itself was so much nicer than we had imagined, it is all we had dreamed of in a Carribean destination. Stylish, natural and very comfortable without being ostentatious. You immediately feel at one with your surroundings which are stunning! If you can prise yourself away from the pool and terrace, a short walk takes you to an amazing stretch of coast with interesting rock formations and a lovely beach. The village of Calibishie is charming, authentic and a great place to enjoy the local food. The surrounding vegetation was so lush and beautiful we felt like we were holidaying in a tropical paradise, with amazing walks to waterfalls and stunning beaches, eating coconuts off the beach, and fresh bananas and mangoes from the roadside stalls. Everybody was so friendly, especially the housekeeper who made us feel like family. We were thoroughly charmed by the place and hope to return as soon as we can. Many thanks to all.
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Luxury Caribbean home with pool and spectacular ocean views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p372433
+1 423 718-1842
Dominica Caribbean
Bridgewater, New Jersey
5

A Gorgeous Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Staying at Villa Passiflora will transport you to a time when life was simple, and timeless, and the small wonders of nature are all around you. I used to fall asleep to the sound of the surf, and wake up to watch hummingbirds from the bathroom window as the sun rose over the bay. The villa is a complete ecosystem, and is graced by Isolene who is a wonderful cook, and Brad & Lisa who are the current caretakers, very friendly and helpful. You could stay a week at the villa, & not bother with a car, and spend time in Calibishie, with an occasional jaunt to Portsmouth. The beach was absolutely spotless & empty (August is the off season), and the Pointe was a great place to explore, and sit watching the sun set. But, since this was our first trip to Dominica, we chose to hire a car and a driver (essential for newbies!) and roam around the island. and what a beautiful, unspoilt island it is! Needless to say, time flew by, and our week went by all too fast. I most definitely recommend this as a getaway retreat!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Luxury Caribbean home with pool and spectacular ocean views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p372433
+1 423 718-1842
Dominica Caribbean
Massachusetts
5

A great vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
Villa Passiflora has everything you need for a perfect Caribbean experience...open air living, books and a hammock, hillside views with cooling breezes yet close proximity to a beautiful (and often deserted) swimming beach, a roof deck for sunsets and star gazing, a great Caribbean music collection, nearby shopping and restaurants, a convenient location for exploring the island, and a wonderfully helpful and accommodating staff. I only regret that we didn't have a longer stay and that we missed mango season!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 0/1

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Car: not necessary

Villa PassiFlora is located in one of the most glorious areas of Dominica. One of the island's loveliest beaches, Pointe Baptiste, is just down our footpath. The other best beaches on Dominica are all just a short drive away. The village of Calibishie, while remaining quaint and very genuinely Caribbean, is somewhat more geared to tourism than most Dominican villages. There is good food at a number of restaurants in a variety of styles and price ranges. This north end of the island is known mainly for beaches, breezes and profound chilling! The heavy duty hikes, such as the Boiling Lake, are mainly at the south end of the island, but the Morne Diablotin hike will challenge anyone, and less arduous hikes can lead to beautiful Chaudiere Pool or involve various segments of the Waitukubuli Trail. Truly, some of the most glorious walks are around the bays immediately accessible from Villa PassiFlora. Scuba out of Portsmouth is just a half hour away; snorkeling is down our paths.

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Availability & Rates

Dominica Villa Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Gratuity 10.0%

Notes

  • Please contact owner or see the Villa PassiFlora website, www.villapassiflora.com
    for detailed rates. Rates above are for private rental of the entire villa. Daily rates are $300 for 2 bedrooms, $275 for one bedroom. Your party will be the sole occupants of the villa! If you don't mind sharing Villa PassiFlora with other guests, consider our Rental by the Room plan, which can greatly reduce the cost for single bedroom users. See www.villapassiflora.com for details.

Amenities

Dominica Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Beach
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • All showers have superb Phillipe Starck fixtures.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • All-cotton sheets used throughout Villa PassiFlora. Each bedroom with en suite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • reefs
  • volcano
  • rain forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
We generally cannot accept children younger than age 10. Smoking limited to outside spaces.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website: