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Coffeeriver Cottage, Self-Contained for Self-Catering Cottage

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

' FIRST NIGHT IN , LAST NIGHT OUT'

THE COTTAGE: 1 MILE, 10 minutes FROM AIRPORT 50 minutes walk.

Renting the Whole individual Unit

Self-Contained for Self-Catering Cottage

' FIRST NIGHT IN, LAST NIGHT OUT'

2 Loft sleeping areas Sleep up to 5 to include 1 person using the Futon.

2 Double Occupancy Loft sleeping area's, open plan [NOTE: no doors], they are accessed by a wooden walkway,

Second floor: 1 Double Bed / 2 Single Beds

First floor: 1 pulls out Futon, Full Kitchen, Bathroom, under cover Patio/Veranda/Dining area.

$100.00 USD per couple per night/ Extra persons $20.00 USD per person per night

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Garden View,

Self-Contained for Self-Catering Unit

2 large master bedrooms with doors, both with on-suite,

2 large loft sleeping area open plan [no doors], including a shared Bathroom on the Second floor.

There is a fully equipped kitchen, with an oven and fridge.

Open dining room - large seating area. This Unit has been designed for large families or a large group of close friends.

$125.00 USD per couple per night/ Extra persons $20.00 USD per person per night

NOT Suitable for Disabled Persons

It is incumbent upon the guest to determine the suitability of the accommodation.

Are electrical outlets 110v?

Are the American or European style.  Answer=Both

FREE Wi-Fi at the main house only

2 homemade cribs for the little ones.

Plenty of room for children to play in the garden riverside property at Coffeeriver Cottages. Bathing in the river (all children must closely be supervised by the parents at all times)

Close to Douglas Charles Airport, Commonwealth of Dominica

[no food provided, please make arrangements arriving off a late flight]

Restaurant local to the airport also a takeaway ( pre-Booking advised)

Please Supply: Ferry, Flight details with your time of arrival - this so we are able to supply the correct directions to Coffeeriver Cottage.

Vehicle Rental -14 days' notice, a Jeep or 4 x 4, would be advisable to allow you explore the rest of the Island.

Pets allowed, but you must seek owners consent first due to us having a dog here named Coffee.

The ultimate hideaway for Family's, Honeymoons, Romantic getaways & Personal retreats.

Whether in search of a fun filled family affair, relaxation, privacy, star gazing. Whale Watching, Bird Watching, Nature, Diving, set in private tropical gardens alongside our river with swimming at Coffeeriver Cottages. [Children must be accompanied at all times]

Relax enjoy an unrivaled peace and tranquillity, with many water sports on offer, drive through the banana plantations to arrive at the tropical floral entrance of Coffeeriver Cottage.

Our property has 4 acres of floral splendor in the middle of a banana plantation, surrounded by tree's & 163-188 Bird Watching varieties of tropical birds.

River Rafting, Waterfalls, Sea Kayaking, Whale Watching, Nature, Self-catering, More Solar panels have been added, Solar collectors for hot water & generating our electricity, softening our carbon footprint.

In the mountains, there are waterfalls, hot springs, and wonderful hiking trails.

Shopping: 10 minutes away in Marigot, 25 minutes to the village of Calibishie, North of us, with beaches in close proximity on our side of the island.

Whale watching most of the year

October World Creole Festival

February is Carnival.

March to early May: watch the sea turtles as they lay their eggs on the beach.

Property #3021449

Credit Cards: Visa or Master Card only, are accepted.

No payments by PayPal acceptable

No payments acceptable by Wire Transfers

Cancellations:

The guest can cancel free of charge until 60 days before arrival.

The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 14 days before arrival.

No shows will be charged in full

Refunds-will be charged banking processing fees & 3% credit card charges

House rules

1. Subject to inspection of the property at check-out time. Any person or persons renting the cottage or any damage caused by animals, at the time of occupation of the property will be held responsible for loss or of said damage.

2. We accept no responsibility for personal loss or injury during your holiday.

3. NO REFUNDS for REDUCED numbers-or NO SHOWS will be given after the booking has been made.

4. It is incumbent upon the guest to determine the suitability of the accommodation

5. Disputes - any decision by owners are final

6. Guests must supply their own food

More Details

Property Manager
Sandra Whitcher
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Sandra Whitcher

My husband Stephen and I currently live within the grounds of Coffeeriver Cottages so are on hand to answer any of your questions. My husband is a New Zealander, an accomplished builder: indeed he built our properties and the cottages that you will be staying in.

Myself I am Canadian if you have any questions would only be too glad to answer them if it will enhance your stay with us.

Sandra Whitcher purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Sandra Whitcher chose Marigot

Due Hurricane Marie only 30% hotels left available on the Island.

We had no damage during the storm. We have Solar Power for Electric & Hot Water, 2000gls of water, generators emergency for back up.

Off-grid vacation on The Nature Island • Environment-Friendly • Family Friendly

More Solar Panels supplying power for lighting, with a generator for Emergency back up etc.

Self-Contained for Self-Catering

Are electrical outlets 110v?

Are the American or European style.  Answer=Both

A Paradise for all your Family

Just steps from your door is a charming little river complete with a "paddling" pool for toddlers, a swimming hole for older children. We have tubes for extra fun in the water. There's plenty of room for children to play and explore.  

Please note:  For your safety, we insist that children be supervised at all times.

What makes this cottage unique

We have five glorious beaches within easy reach. Restaurants nearby, local markets, and the airport: Douglas-Charles Airport (Melville Hall Airport airport code DOM) only 1 mile from Coffeeriver Cottages.

The river a few steps away for your enjoyment running down alongside our property.

Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Melville Airport 1 mile,
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Last Flight Bar
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Cheekys,Tickles Rest & Bar, Randy's Rest
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
White Sandy Beach
Car: necessary

Due Hurricane Marie only 30% hotels left available on the Island.

We had no damage during the storm. We have Solar Power for Electric & Hot Water, 2000gls of water, generators emergency for back up.

Dominica is one of the Caribbean's most unspoiled destinations. Lush and mountainous, its rich rainforest embraces rare bird species, crater lakes, tumbling cascades which include the Trafalgar Falls, beautiful grottoes, and hot springs. Divers will adore the teeming reefs and underwater fumaroles. It really

is a natural paradise.

If you have any specific request for an activity you're interested in, we will try to accommodate you.

Bonus Car Rental ask for Lynn Warrington Dominica

We have five glorious beaches within easy reach. Restaurants nearby, local markets. Randy's Restaurant/Tickles Restaurant & Bar/The Airport Oasis/Last Flight Bar / Cheekys

Bring or shop for your own food, both Cottages have a fully fitted Kitchen.

Amenities

Marigot Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Garden View House - 2 Bedrooms with On-Suite
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The Cottage 1 Double Room - look at pictures 2 Singles-look at pictures 1 Sofa / Futon in the Living Room Accessed by walkway No doors in the open plan sleeping area's Sleeps 5 ------------------------- Garden View (House - 2 Floors) 4 Double Bedrooms Sleeps 8 View Website
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
At Coffeeriver we have gardens with tropical flowers, bird watching, a river that is pristine with two entrances one as a paddling pool, a swimming hole for those who like to swim. Barbecue, picnic table or those that wish, Float Tubes with chairs to sit by the river. Supply our own FOOD as it is a Self-Contained for Self-Catering Please supply Flight, Ferry Arrival details. Well equipped kitchen, guests will be catering to their own tastes, with all the tropical treasures from the sea, With the fish market, 15 minutes away can offer. Both our units are open to the outside by shutters that are opened on the day, closing at night is left to the Guest (except for the bedrooms, shutters can remain open) outside eating and entertainment areas Feel free to ask any questions, we will try to accommodate your needs. The owners live on the property being there for the questions you might have.

Reviews

4.5/5 -
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average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
4

Beautiful setting, kind hostess and host. Would be 5* with maintenance and improved amenities.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Garden View Villa for 1 month with our family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children age 11, 2.5y, and 10m). There truly is no place on earth like Dominica. Beautiful rivers, verdant rain forests, beautiful waterfalls, & diverse beaches are 2nd to none. In this place Nature is constantly moving in & will quickly reclaim anything that is not meticulously maintained.

The grounds at Coffee River Cottages are located 8-10 min drive down a VERY rough road. The road is lined by farms, & a few typical Dominican homes. As you drive along you pass goats, cattle, plaintain farms, coconut palms, & a busy body shop near the intersection with the main road. We didn't have any trouble navigating it with our four wheel drive. A well maintained concrete rd. begins at or near the Coffee River property & takes you the rest of the way to your villa. It took a few days to get used to this commute; after a week or so we barely noticed the bumps & became pros at bracing ourselves so we didn't bonk our heads on the car. I feel bad mentioning the road, because it is beyond the control of the home owners, but If you are considering staying for a while like we did you may want to factor this into your decision.

The grounds are well maintained, Stephen is a meticulous gardener & has kept nature tamed in their little corner. You will enjoy the insect orchestra performance that begins every night at dusk. Don't worry, they don't bother you with their presence - but they will sing to you all night long. The sound of the river is also soothing - and varies in intensity based on the amount of rain. The swimming hole in the river is beautiful, clean, and enjoyable to swim in. We loved spending time down there.

CONS

There is not internet service in the villas. It is available on owner front porch. The owner prefers to limit the access so as to keep expectations in line with reality when it comes to the speed of internet service in a third world country. This is only a minor inconvenience for short stays - but if you plan a longer work-n-play stay this is not a good option. I would recommend getting a data chip from Flow/Digicel and arranging for your own service.

No laundry on site and no laundry service in a close distance. For longer stays this is a considerable inconvenience.

Missing Screens. The open air concept is fine for a few days - but not for living w/ babies. Every window needs screens.

We love our hosts. They have poured their heart into CRC.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Thank you for taking the time to do this review. I have read your review, thank you for the Pros. As far as the Cons go that all takes time. There are not many TOURIST accommodations that can take that large amount of people which can suit or satisfy all the cons you suggested. I think that when people come to The Nature Island of the Caribbean they would expect nature living. That's what we provide. Perhaps you are right, small babies up to 5 yrs, don't fit into nature as well as the older children , 5 or so. As far as the wi-fi goes you are correct if you are here for business for an extended time we aren't the place for you. That is not our usual guests that are on wi-fi a lot. I will not be placing wi-fi in the units themselves, due to the speed of the Internet. When you asked me about the wi-fi, it was to be for your son to do school work nothing else was mentioned about business requirements. We trust you all enjoyed sitting on our veranda using all of your different devices. We are glad that one could help. The open air concept can be decided by the guest whether to close or not. Most people love it that is one reason they come. We do not have the facilities here for extended washing for our guests personal clothing. There is a lady 20 minutes away of which you were informed of, that took in laundry. Yes I agree with you, the road is bumpy, that is well documented. Yes a 4x4 jeep is recommended for travel on the island of Dominica, however no one has ever had to use their 4x4 coming up our road. maintenance and improved amenities Maintenance is always on going as you know, as far as amenities, we do our best with what we can do living OFF THE GRID. Thank you for staying with us and hopefully when you come back you will be more aware of what we have on offer. Coffeeriver Cottages
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Beautiful and secluded - Awesome

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Dominica. We originally came for the natural beauty but will return for the wonderful people. Sandra and Stephen are accommodating and welcoming hosts. They are our family now! We are so grateful for having such wonderful folks helping us navigate the island. Without Sandra and Stephen it would have been difficult to learn local culture. We love you guys!!!!

You can schedule a local dinner through Sandra. She knows where the best eateries are. She can even arrange a pub crawl! Local rum and beer!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, One of the best reviews ever, thank you so much, I hope it goes to TripAdvisor through Home-away. We had a great time didn't we, that is the fabulous thing about hosting here at Coffeeriver Cottages. The people we meet and have fun with from all over the world.. We have a Coffeeriver Cottages, on Facebook, Google Plus, if you wish to follow us. Thank you again much appreciated. Sandra and Stephen
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Property #3021449
Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card only, are accepted.
No payments by PayPal acceptable
No payments acceptable by Wire Transfers

Cancellations:
The guest - can cancel free of charge, until 14 days before arrival.
The guest - will be charged 30% non-refundable of the total price 24hrs from the booking date
Payment - must be paid in full upon check-in.
No shows - will be charged in full
Refunds - will be charged banking processing fees & 3% credit card charges

House rules:
1. Subject to inspection of the property at check-out time. Any person or persons renting the cottage
or any damage caused by animals, at the time of occupation of the property will be held responsible for loss or of said damage.
2. We accept no responsibility for personal loss or injury during your holiday.
3. NO REFUNDS for REDUCED numbers-or NO SHOWS will be given after the booking has been made.
4. It is incumbent upon the guest to determine the suitability of the accommodation
5. Disputes - any decision by owners are final

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.