The only thing better than the view and location were our hosts, Webster and Freda. Nothing was overlooked in that cottage. Calibishie provided us with the laid back atmosphere we were seeking. When we requested some guide services as we did not rent a car, our hosts provided that as well. We saw and learned so much about Dominica that we would not have known otherwise and felt that it enhanced our time there immensely. The restaurants provided great food and the breadman makes a stop each evening right near the cottage with great fresh bread and sweet buns making breakfast an event each day. The beaches within walking distance of the cottage from Pointe Baptiste and Red Rocks to the area right outside our cottage kept us engaged from the first moment to the last of our stay. Our only regret was leaving.
Very clean, well appointed beach house. Webster and Freda could not have been more considerate hosts. They even loaned us, without asking, a local mobile phone. When we had difficulty recharging it they bought a new one!
Buena Vista is indeed situated right on the beach. Few people visit Calibishie beach so it is like having your personal beach. Especially since the neighbor Olivia rakes it each morning.
Pelicans and Frigate birds are common and an Osprey visits the bay most days. The village of Calibishie is a quiet spot, consisting mainly of a Main Street. There is one bank, one ATM, three grocery stores and some rum shops. And two or three restaurants. You can walk to all these in five or ten minutes. Tiny barbecues open up in the evenings grilling chicken or sweetcorn. Then they may be closed for a few days, all very informal. Generally in Dominica people are very friendly
brings the reality of 'on the beach', cant get much closer. well positioned villa on the edge of town, quiet with your own private beach with only 5 mins to the bars & shops. superb villa with great owners.
We spent 4 nights at Buena Vista Beach Cottage. Webster and Frida were very friendly and very helpful. We appreciated their advice. Everything at the cottage was spotless. It was nicely furnished and very roomy for a studio. We appreciated the well equipped kitchen since we cooked many of our meals. The view from the interior, from the balcony and from down on the beach was great. We enjoyed seeing the distinctive rocks off to our left , the view of the ocean and the frigate birds, pelicans, osprey, etc. fishing off 'our' reef. We also enjoyed seeing the bananaquits and Lesser Antilles bullfinches in the 'our' coconut and banana trees. We also liked the distant views of Guadaloupe and Marie-Galante islands - especially at night when their lights were on. Walking through the village of Calibishie Cove was pleasant. Everyone was very friendly, as they were all over Dominica. We liked the pride in country expressed by all of the people of Dominica that we met. Batibou Beach, which Frida recommended, and which we chose to walk down to, was a beautiful, sandy, palm lined treasure.
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