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The Beach House Layou

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Layou - The Beach House

1 bed, 2 bath, sleeps 4

Unique property on the beach in the center of village. Truly a Dominican experience. Local eateries next door and across the street. Bed sit/Studio w/king in sleep loft and full futon in living room 1 bathroom w/hot shower downstairs with wireless internet. Open air living space on second floor. w/kitchen, bath w/hot shower, hammocks, hot tub, loungers. Safe, colorful neighborhood. Right on the beach. Off street parking. Fishing village so fresh fish may be available daily. We recommend a rental car, but the local bus service runs through town, listen for honking horn from bus drivers.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Patti Rendell
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2016

About Patti Rendell

We live in Dominica part time right now. We spend 6 months throughout the year here and then 6 months in the U.S. in Arizona or we are out traveling the world. We are avid scuba divers and hikers. We built the Beach House for family weekends and to store our small sailboats. We live in Salisbury, about 10 minutes away on the west coast of Dominica.

Patti Rendell purchased this house in 2011

Why Patti Rendell chose Dominica

This property is unique because it is on the beach. There are no other properties in this price range, that are on the beach.

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What makes this house unique

We are right on the beach in the center of village life. Studio w/king in sleep loft and full futon in living room 2 bathrooms w/hot shower downstairs. Sleeping loft is up a ladder. Open air living space on second floor w/kitchen, bath w/hot shower, hammocks, hot tub is accessed by outside stairs. Full kitchen with everything you need both upstairs and downstairs, so you don't have to carry things upstairs to watch the sunset while you eat. There is a washing machine available in a closet in the garage to wash your clothes. Hot water in kitchen and both bathrooms and hot tub. We provide guests with a local cell phone. Truly a Dominican experience. Local eateries next door and across the street

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Patti was the best !! She makes you very welcome and treats you as family. Love the woman !!! Would stay with her again and again !! The Beach house is very nice and we had the best of time with the neighbours, there are no friendlier people !!
Jul 2014
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based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

The Beach House Layou
average rating of 4.625 based on 11 reviews

Amazing island great apartment

  • 4 of 5

Great place in a small village where the people were extremely nice and made us feel safe and part of the community. View of the ocean from the outdoor living space was great! Fairly central location so didn't take a long time to get to anywhere we wanted to go. Overall nice place,

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott Thanks for the nice review. I hope you enjoyed your time on Dominica and had a good trip home. Patti
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Interesting place with a great upstairs floor!

  • 3 of 5

The beach house was an interesting place. The top floor was wonderful. It had a nice view of the ocean with a constant breeze. It was great to be able to cook up there. The ocean was only a minute walk away. It was nice to be so close.

The issues we had were with the sleeping situation. The loft got hot and stuffy and a couple of small windows didn't help.

If you want quiet, this is not the place. The area was very noisy. Neighbors started playing music loudly and early and it continued into the night. Roosters started crowing at the crack of dawn. We could hear people talking in the streets until late. It was fun to mingle with the locals, but be prepared for noise. If you aren't used to it, it makes sleeping difficult.

Overall, we did like being there.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, Thank you for the review. I'm sorry the sleeping loft was stuffy and hot, did you have the air conditioner on? I have put a fan up there now to circulate the air better. The house is in the middle of a village, which is what gives the experience of what life is like in Dominica as well as giving an opportunity to meet the local people. The neighbors around the house are very vigilant and want to make sure that any guests there have a good time. I'm glad you liked the open air room upstairs. That is where all the guests spend their time. I hope you will return to Dominica for another visit. Patti
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  • 5 of 5

My stay in Villa Verde Salisbury was fantastic! The home is very well taken care of and provided everything I needed – ample space including living room and kitchen, laundry and a beautiful view and ocean breeze to top it off. The owners have a very nice patio with hammocks perfect for napping. I would recommend this vacation rental to any single or couple coming to the beautiful island for adventure and relaxation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robyn, thanks for your review. Glad you had a good time
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fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The Beach House is a great place to stay for your holiday. I and my wife spent there only 4 days. It was too short. We couldn't use an open air living space with grill, hammocks and great ocean views. 4-5 days on Dominica is definitely too short. If one day we return on Dominica, we'll try to book The Beach House again.

I truly reccomend this place for short and longer stay.

Patricia gave us a lot of information about Dominica, what to see, where and how to go, altough we have never met. Thank you very much.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Beach House is an incredible place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Beach House is an incredible place to stay! I found everything I needed to cook meals, bathe, sleep comfortably, and find attractions and resources all over the island. The house was very clean and well maintained, and also had several "no-fly" items like shampoo, lotion and sunscreen available when I arrived. The location in Layou is beautiful! Also it is a great place to meet locals, get food and supplies, and has a bus stop less than a quarter mile away (although the buses often come right to the front door too!). All of the neighbors were very friendly and helpful in making my first trip to Dominica unforgettable.

Patricia was an ideal host to rent from. She gave me invaluable information to help me with booking my flights from the US and learning more about Dominica, how to get around and where to go for any touring services I could've desired. Her responses to all of my inquires were always prompt, clear and concise. Her neighbor Scott was also very helpful. He showed me around the house, introduced me to the other neighbors, bought groceries for me for my first day or two, and left his contact numbers in case I needed anything else. Thank you Scott!

Read a few reviews that said the internet there didn't work sometimes or was spotty, but I did not experience that problem at any time throughout the week I was there. The internet was always connected and decently fast; a great luxury as I had no cell service anywhere on the island.

Overall I couldn't have been happier with my rental choice. I highly recommend this location for first timers in Dominica as well as returning visitors, and would love to stay there again when I go back. The unmatched price/location is definitely a huge plus, without sacrificing quality or comfort in any way. I give my highest regard to both the house itself and the owner/host.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hebergement et lieu très confortable, stratégique !

  • 5 of 5

Le logement est très bien situé, non loin de la ville, village tres animé et achalandé pour se nourrir confortablement.

Sans oublier la plage juste derrière le logement, une terrasse de rêve, vue sur mer et un terrain de foot sur sable que mes ados de fils ont appréciés!

Super sejour et un agent immobilier tres accueillant très humain et chaleureux!

Merci Scott, merci Patti

Joel ét Beatrice

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beatrice Thank you for your wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed your time at The Beach House. Would you mind posting your review on The Beach House Face Book page, https://www.facebook.com/BeachHouseDominica/reviews ? I would appreciate it. Thank you Patti
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Melville Hall
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
In Roseau 30 minute
Nearest Beach
Back door
Car: recommended

In the center of the village of Layou. There is a small grocery market next door which also prepares local lunch, Mary will save you food if you ask her.. There is a shop across the street to buy fried chicken and bakes and a bar next door, Boyd's. Boyd also prepares lunch when he is open.


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Prices for this holiday house in Layou, Caribbean

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A baby crib can be arranged if you have a small child

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Layou in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , hot water shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Hot water shower
  • 1 bathroom in main house. It has a shower, toilet and sink. The other bathroom is upstairs off the open air room, which is accessed by an outside stairway. This bathroom has a hand held shower head, sink and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bed is in a sleeping loft up a ladder. 5 feet of head room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Double futon in living room
  • Sleeping loft has a king bed. You climb a ladder to reach it, it is up about 5 feet. The loft has about 5 feet of head room, you can comfortably sit up in bed. The futon is a double futon. However, it will be cozy for 2 full size people
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
The Beach House is located in the middle of the village of Layou and on the beach. There is a small grocery store next door that also sells local lunches. There is Boyd's bar next door, when Boyd is cooking he makes great food. Across the street in the small orange building is Sandy, she has chicken, bakes and grilled bananas. Fresh fish is available from other neighbors, just ask.

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