Hi, we are Patti and Steve Rendell, and we own The Beach House in Layou, Dominica. Buying our house in Dominica,11 years ago was a fortuitous whirlwind. Patti went down the first week of October and looked at houses and made a list of ones she thought we would like. The rest of the family came down the end of November, and all fell in love with Dominica and our house in Salisbury. We have owned a house in Dominica for 11 years now, in Salisbury.
A few years ago, we went looking for property for a beach house for our family to hang out at and to store our small sailboats. We found the property in Layou and knew it was destined to become the Beach House. We built a new house and added hot water and plumbing, replacing a smaller house that didn't have plumbing or electricity. So, now we have this cute little house. The local Dominicans refer to it as “The Ice Cream House” because ice cream shops are painted in the same color scheme.
Steve and Patti are avid divers, and Dominica is perfect for that. We usually dive two days a week. We also like to hike and explore around the island. Probably our favorite place at our house is our large open veranda. You can find us there in the afternoon in our hammocks reading, watching the hummingbirds and staring out to sea.
We hope you will love this beach house as much as we do!