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New Oceanfront Home: Breathtaking Views, Tranquility & Nature.

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights


Calibishie Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8)

Completed last year, the home is a lovely 3 bedroom open-concept, oceanfront villa located above Hodges Beach on Dominica’s spectacular north east coast near the village of Calibishie. The home is like a large cozy cottage on a hill with only tropical trees between it and the sea. The idyllic 100 foot wrap around shaded deck provides private tranquility with breathtaking views to the sea, mountains and rainforest. The cooling trade winds bring the sound of the surf below and you can relax in one of the hammocks in between rainforest hikes, jaunts through the local village or plunges in the ocean.

The generous main room has a high ceiling for coolness and is appointed with comfortable imported sofas and local hand-crafted hardwood furniture, all of it brand new. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a large island with striking sea views for preparing and enjoying idyllic island meals. There is a 9 foot dinning table overlooking the sea and a smaller table on the garden side which is nice for coffee in the morning. Meals, fresh fruit, beverages and groceries can be arranged by our warm staff who live nearby. They can also help with cleaning, transport and a range of tourism services. We would be delighted to share our many personal connections with restaurants and outdoor adventure opportunities which range from deep sea fishing to hiking up to Boiling Lake or the Waitukubuli National Trail.

Dominica offers tremendous beauty and almost overwhelming nature. National geographic magazine calls Dominica one of the most beautiful countries in the world. You can literally touch the tropical forest off the deck and watch emerald green hummingbirds hover inches away. Right below is a trail to a river which pounds into sheltered Hodges Beach where there is safe swimming and an untouched coral reef. Walking out back you are steps from hiking the seemingly infinite plantation roads and trails which crisscross the mountains. Waterfalls, Sisserou Parrots, and rainbows are all right outside the door. So too is the brilliant Caribbean sun and the wonderful people of this peaceful island. It's so inviting to soak up some sun or curl up with a book in the shade.

The home comfortably sleeps 8. The 3 bedrooms come with full linen, wardrobes, fans and secure storage as well as two full bathrooms with hot showers. The sinks deliver cool drinkable water. Both US/CDN and UK/Dominican outlets are available in each room side by side and the windows and doors are fully secured. The generous master bedroom has a queen size bed, locally crafted furniture, an ensuite bathroom and forest and ocean views. French doors walk out to the private deck so the lovely ocean breeze and sound of the waves suffuse the room. The second bedroom has a queen size bed, locally crafted furniture and a view of the ocean. The third bedroom is a bunkbed room and has a mountain view. It has two single beds and a double and is suitable for a young family, children or extra guests.

Dominica offers unparalleled Caribbean beauty and wild nature. You will be staying in a relaxed and well-appointed oceanfront home that was designed to capture the magic of this tropical island. The property is located in the much sought after north coast near Calibishie and is ideal for a couple wishing a memorable tropical vacation or for a family or larger group who want an unforgettable experience.

We currently have lots of availability for the upcoming winter season.

Keywords: Beach house. Home.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Richard Heinzl
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
June 1, 2016
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About Richard Heinzl

I’ve worked all over the world with Médecins Sans Frontières and searched far and wide for the most genuine and idyllic tropical location to build a vacation home. We fell in love with the wild intoxicating beauty of Dominica and built our dream here.

Richard Heinzl purchased this villa in 2011

Why Richard Heinzl chose Dominica

I’ve been working with the Kalinago people in the Carib Territory on a health research project and have visited Dominica 8 times in the last two years so I was able to search widely across the country for the ideal location to build a tropical retreat. Calibishie is amongst the most desirable destinations in the nation and is recognized as a tranquil and traveler friendly destination. It’s a 15 minute walk to the village of Calibishie where there are numerous restaurants and shops and an equally short jaunt to several stunning beaches. The airport is 20 minutes away by car.

What makes this villa unique

We think we've built the greatest deck in the nation. It's our favourite place to chill out and enjoy life. The deck is massive and covered for shade and privacy and the old growth forest is just over the railing. The ocean is right below so all you see is tropical forest and breathtaking views of the sea. It's an ultimate in serenity.


based on 11 traveler reviews

New Oceanfront Home: Breathtaking Views, Tranquility & Nature.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Sudbury ON

The view of the ocean and the feel of the breeze - perfect!

  • 5 of 5

It was a privilege to stay in the Heinzl House in Calibishie. It was very comfortable for the six of us (three generations) and the ocean view and breeze was such a bonus. Marvlyn was wonderful and so helpful and we enjoyed the meal she prepared for us. We loved the fact that we could drive and explore the entire island. We had many opportunities to speak with the residents of Dominica and enjoy wonderful restaurants. We can't think of more polite and happy people with such a positive outlook. Our daughter and her family took on several of the hikes and adventures and had great fun doing this. Dominica is truly a wonderful destination for adventure and relaxation in a tropical paradise. We highly recommend Heinzl House.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, FL

Loved Calibishie and the Heinzl's House

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to start. I can't say enough good things about our trip to Dominica. From the second we were picked up at the airport, we knew this was not going to be the vacation we expected. However, it ended up being much much more. Dominica is WILD! We absolutely loved the Doctor's house as a home base. It was so comfortable.........and the view!!! We could have easily spent the entire honeymoon lounging in the hammocks on the back patio. We instead circumnavigated the entire island in our jeep from Calabashmotors, which was also a great choice. Here are a couple of MUST DO's. Rent a Jeep and drive around like you own the island, have a Rum punch at Felix's bar in Pourtsmouth then find Spesh, jump off the cliff in Villa Case, and POZ's 2-4-1 pizzas. We can't wait to get back and have no intention of staying anywhere except the Heinzl house. Richard, my wife and I can't thank you enough for making this the most amazing honeymoon ever!

P.S. Unless you are married to the right person, this might not be the place for you to honeymoon. However, if you and your wife are outdoorsy people, who can roll with the punches. You will have the time of your lives.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whidbey Island USA

Above the best beach on the island!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my daughter and her family who live in Grand Bay but have children who have never really spent any time at a beach as there are not a lot of beaches to go to! The nearby beaches were stunning, especially the one below the house...although about 300 steps to get down to. I plan on returning to Dominica this September and the one and only reason I am not staying here again is the distance from Grand Bay where the family is...don't hesitate to book this!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment we first inquired about this lovely home to the moment we arrived, Richard was an excellent host and wealth of information. The caretakers were warm and while not intrusive, routinely checked on our family to assure we had everything we needed. We have traveled the world, and our family unanimously agree that every aspect of this vacation was perfect. The gorgeous home, warm Dominicans, and spectacularly beautiful nature exceeded our expectations.

Without hesitation, we recommend this home and experience. Thank you Richard for sharing your home!



  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dartmouth N S canada


  • 5 of 5

I had a fabulous week at the Heinzl residence in Calibishie. The house is nicely located providing a spectacular view of Hodges Bay, as well as privacy on the large deck. The twin double doors opening to the deck and view allow a great indoor , outdoor Caribbean experience. I was surprised there were no mosquitos or biting insects, day or night. The interior is spacious, well ventilated complete with a great working kitchen and bath.

Marvlyn and Greg, the property managers and neighbours provided transportation, laundry services, local fresh fruit, and a wealth of knowledge. I enjoyed the luxury of walking to beaches, restaurants, rain forests and a colorful local bar in a safe, friendly, uncrowded setting. I am looking forward to another visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A Must See

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Heinzl house in Calibishe for two weeks. I have been to well over 40 countries, and seen many places, but very few were as authentic as my experience with this house and the island. The house's main focus is a gorgeous deck, with views overlooking pristine forests leading to a view of the ocean. The hammocks provide perfect shade to read, relax and enjoy paradise. Its a view that no 5 star resort could ever dream of.

The house itself is fully equipped with everything you could need. I had a lot of work to do while down there and the internet is fast and reliable. Marvylyn and Gregory, who live in the house directly across, greeted us at the airport, and had a fridge full of drinks and snacks when we arrived. Marvylyn was able to help with laundry, and Gregory offered us rides to adjacent towns. They were very helpful with all of our needs. The location is ideal as well. It is rural enough to provide an authentic feel, but still walking distance to town where you can pick up all your basic necessities, with some great restaurants, and beautiful beaches.

Overall, a truly unique experiences that allows you to really get a feel for the Caribbean. A place that would truly appeal to everyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Melville Hall International
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Car: recommended



Rates & Availability

Calibishie Villa Rental Rates

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Apr 15 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year's
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping+damage ins. $63
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please contact the owner about actual rates and discounts as these may change from time to time. Reduced rates are available for longer stays and for certain dates. There is an $85 USD charge for services (housekeeping, damage insurance, security and welcome package).

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Calibishie Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Hot showers, sink, table
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Hot showers, sink, table
  • Brand new, bright white walls and earth tone tiles, hot showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Wardrobe, bedisde tables, ocean view.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Wardrobe, bedside tables, ensuite bathroom, oceanview.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunkbed has double on bottom, single atop. Single bed alone.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2). The bedrooms are appointed with basic beds, bedside tables and lights, brand new mattresses, new linens and towels. Windows have curtains, security bars and screens with views of ocean or forest/mountains.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The home has views of the ocean, mountains and jungle and is just outside the village of Calibishie. It's all steps from the house.

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