3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 7. Cottage sleeps 3.
- English, French, Spanish
About Bruce Kaplan
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
Why Bruce Kaplan chose Calibishie
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!
What makes this Villa unique
Even the best photographs can't convey the extraordinary effect of the gorgeous vista, the sound of the ocean and the sensation of continuous breeze as you revel in this very special place.
Pool / Spa
Minimum age of primary renter:10
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful Caribbean Home, Beautiful Island
Our family of 5 from Toronto stayed at Villa Passiflora for a week over the Christmas holidays and we can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay. The home and grounds are very well taken care of and the accommodations were exceptional. The owners have gone through a lot of effort to make the villa very comfortable and encourage people to fully enjoy the island. We especially enjoyed the hammocks and the beautiful ocean view.
Dominica is a beautiful island that beckons to be explored and Calibishie is a great home base to reach deserted cove beaches and access to good restaurants.
Absolutely beautiful house
My family ( 4) just spent a lovely week at Pasi Flores. The house is spectacular as are the views. It is very comfortable, and has everything you need for a wonderful vacation. Of special note are the people that work at the house. Iseline the housekeeper is wonderful, and be sure and ask her to cook a meal for you. Sharlone the groundskeeper and all around helper is also great. And, not be forgotten is Nigel who the owner recommends as a guide. Nigel made our trip and was indispensable as we tried several hikes and tours.
Nothing makes us happier than when our guests have a great time at Villa PassiFlora, and it's especially gratifying that our staff is a big part of the satisfaction. We met Isaline during our first visit to Dominica about 15 years ago, and when she was between jobs, we hired her before the villa was even completed! She's that special. Caretaker Sherlon has been our most recent addition to the team, and a very fine addition he has been. And Nigel--whom we also met on our first visit--is a fantastic guide and resource for our guests. These people are a huge part of what make Villa PassiFlora such a special place.
An Amazing Property with a View Worth Waking Up To
We had an amazing time during our stay in Calibishie. The staff at the house was ver accommodating and very pleasant. The home itself is outstanding and the effect get-away. I will note that the island is still under a period of recovery from the the hurricanes. It takes some patience, resourcefulness and understanding of the local amenities but it should not hinder a great time. The people of the island are very welcoming and hospital - they are glad to have visitors and it shows.
We will definitely be returning to Dominica and Passi Flora.
Beautiful Island , Beautiful Villa
First the villa- how often do you get a chance to stay at the most beautiful villa on an island?
PassiFlora offers exactly that. This villa has a wonderful layout and design which allows you to enjoy outdoor living at its best. We stayed in the master bedroom which had a very comfortable king size mattress and a million dollar view . The kitchen is well stocked with essentials for cooking or mixing your favorite island beverage. The pool and pool view speaks for itself.
The staff- ALL the staff at the villa are great! Isaline (the housekeeper) always has a wonderful smile and and full of energy.
The island -the people of Dominica are very friendly and helpful. The island has gained back much of its greenery and colorful tropical plants after Maria. There is 2 very well stocked and reasonably priced grocery stores in the village close by (3 min by car 15-20 min by foot).
The negative- We had to leave
Villa Owners- Thanks to Bruce and Ann for making our Dominica Dream come true. Thank you both!
Graham & Cindy
Thanks so much, Graham and Cindy. We look forward to having you come back, and we are happy to be welcoming guests to the beautiful Nature Island again.
A wonderful place, highly recommended
Villa Passiflora is the most beautiful place we have ever stayed in. well thought out, wonderfully furnished and wanting for nothing we would love to return. The house in in a stunning location on the beautiful north coat of Dominica. The owners have thought of everything you might need and are helpful and on hand for any information you need before your trip. The on site staff are efficient and friendly, helping with anything whilst you are there.
It really is a special place. Thank you both so much
Thank you, Rupert, for your kind words. Villa PassiFlora is has been a labor of love for us, and it means a great deal when people get the pleasure from their stay that we've envisioned (and that we get when we are there). We'd love to have you back.
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 dreaming of 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.
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.