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looking southdown to the garden
7 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
4 baths
7 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
4 baths
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I've removed the summary and description until I'm ready to take bookings again following Hurricane MARIA. See below to find out more.

The space

Hurricane Maria struck Dominica 18 - 19 September 2017. It damaged 85% of the houses all over the country. Power, water, all communications were knocked out. Many people died. Two months later I've nearly fixed our roof, we still have no mains power or water. I've blocked my calendar until the end of April 2018. By then my house and pool will be as before, and the roads all over the island will be usable. Many countries sent aid, many individuals who know the island have sent contributions, (including some of my guests). Dominicans have had a hard time, which will continue until next Spring, when the clean-up will be complete, services restored, there will be fruit on the trees and everyone, locals and tourists, will be able to enjoy the magic of the Nature Island once again. We hope, we really hope, you will come and stay. The island needs you.
Until then,
Best wishes,

Guest access

Guests can use all of the house in June, July, August, September, October November and December. I will be in the house from early January until June, in my own, separate accommodation. This means that from January until June 2018 there will be only 2 bedrooms for 5 guests.

Interaction with guests

There's always someone around in their own separate accommodation to give help and information. And from January 2018 I'm around and happy to help and organise.

Wireless Internet
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Full rubbish bags should be taken as soon as possible to the bins on the main road, at the end of the Gommier access road. Full bags may be left for a short time in the black bin by the back terrace, which MUST be placed inside the dog gates at night or when leaving the house.
At the end of your stay, please place all rubbish in bin-bags and take them to the bins on the main road
Towels and sheets must be placed next to the washing machine at the end of your stay.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - one flight to each bedroom from living room
Pet(s) live on property - one cat and and a visiting friendly dog

19 Reviews

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Jennifer User Profile
September 2017
Peter's house is a gem in a terrific location. It was comfortable, linens and towels were clean and the house has a very well stocked kitchen. Best of all was the view, the peace and quiet in the neighborhood and how convenient it was to many of the area's hikes, waterfalls and lakes. This house made a great home base to explore all that Dominica had to offer. In fact the more we traveled the island the more we appreciated the location. Peter was available for questions and we had a local contact too. This is really the best of Airbnb. Thank you Peter!

Andrew User Profile
June 2017
Kai Merle is a gem of a find. It is located within easy (drive-able) reach of the capital, Roseau, while being in a magnificently beautiful area with amazing views of the Caribbean Sea and forested mountains. The immediate area contains a small number of private houses, set far enough apart to give seclusion but close enough to meet friendly local neighbours. The house is beautiful and airy, high enough up the mountain to have cool breezes and avoid the oven-like heat below. It is high-end, beautifully furnished and decorated, with an extremely well-equipped kitchen. I felt at home immediately. The salt-water swimming pool is large enough to swim in and well maintained. This is a place I definitely look forward to returning to, whether for business or for a holiday. To top it all, Peter is an excellent host who is very responsive, friendly and accommodating, even when everything is done remotely through the Airbnb website.

Kevin User Profile
March 2017
Kai Merle is exactly as shown: the grounds are beautiful and the villa is clean and airy. The villa also comes with a very friendly dog named Buff and a cat named Oreo. Located in the hills east of the capital city of Roseau, the villa is only a few minutes away from restaurants and shopping. The short drive to the villa can be harrowing the first time, but the view is worth it. A 4X4 vehicle is recommended for the roads outside of the major towns and cities.

Julie User Profile
March 2017
Peter is very responsive - he ensured that all the information relevant to our stay was communicated. Even though he was not on island at the time - he made sure that there was someone to greet us on arrival and to check in on us during our stay. His place was great. The house is nestled in a lush area, the grounds and gardens are well maintained and the view from the balcony was spectacular - there are no words to describe the sunsets!! Depending on the purpose of your stay, a car or organised transportation may be necessary.

Jeff User Profile
March 2017
If you enjoy peace and quiet, cooking in a few nights and great sunsets, this is your place! A car is a must and you should feel comfortable driving, unless you just want to hang around the plantation. A truly beautiful spot in paradise....

Liz User Profile
February 2017
Beautiful home, outstanding views, Peter met us in town, escorted us to the house, took us shopping and basically made us feel welcome. Peter also introduced us to a number of activities (catered in house meal) and was truly an outstanding host.

Jeroen User Profile
February 2017
Kai Merle is a magnificent and comfortable place to stay for those who like nature and tranquillity combined with a breathtaking view over the Caribbean Sea from an altitude of 400 meters above sealevel. Peter is the perfect host!

Giraudel, DominicaJoined in February 2016
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Languages: Español, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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