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Luxurious Country Cottage Available to Let for Short Time Only.

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The main house as seen from the BBQ area


Last updated: 12/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 1Bathroom, Sleeps 6

La Bou is the name of this charming and very private retreat in the hills above Soufriere, Dominica. This retreat is comprised of 3 separate buildings set in the jungle on a 0.85 acre plot in a large valley. The main house houses the kitchen, the pantry, the office and the main bedroom. The second building is The Birdhouse Cottage, which is actually the second bedroom. The third building is a custom built entertainment area that features the large BBQ with kitchen sink and running water, one burner for making side dishes, a fire place with free fire wood provided and a large dining room table that comfortably seats six.

These buildings were all designed and built by a Swiss artist and his wife, who spend years dreaming up the lay-out and lovingly hand-building everything. The details of the architecture are astounding. The lot is a slightly sloping part of a large valley. The property is located at the end of a dirt road, so there is no through traffic. The neighboring area is filled with local gardens, jungle, hiking trails, sulphur springs, etc. This is a truly unique Nature retreat. Town is only a 10 minute drive down the hill and so is the ocean. The nearest Bar is only a 5 minute walk away. There is no TV or Internet at La Bou. Water is provided by the rain and electricity comes directly from the sun, by use of solar panels. Internet is available at the nearby CarRods Gardens Bar & Restaurant 1 km down the road. They have great Wifi and great food and drinks. Open everyday but Mondays.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The minimum age to rent this property is 18...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    This room is 40% open to the outside. No A/C needed....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    This is a real bed in the separate cottage...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    This is a loft with a queen size mattress...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Toys


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    All you see is Mountains. No other sign of civilization in sight. Green, green and more green....moreless

  • Rural:

    We are surrounded by lush forrest and farms full of fruit trees....moreless

  • Village:

    We are located only 1 km from the nearest village, but you would never know it....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    The dining table has six large benches. The table can easily hold 8 or more people if need be....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Fireplace:

    There is a wood burning fire place in the dining area. Wood is provided for free....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Parking is available at the cottage. There is place for up to 5 cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The cottage kitchen hold enough dishes and utensils for up to 6 adults....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen in the main house contains everything needed to cook anything you might like to eat. All pots, pans, and cutlery is provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The main house features a large fridge/freezer. The freezer is usually turned off, since it consumes a lot of precious solar power....moreless

  • Stove:

    Our stove consist of three industrial size cook tops that work with the local LPG gas. They can hold pans up to 30L. Great for cooking large quantities for big groups....moreless


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Our 0.85 acre garden is full of fruit trees. You may help yourself to whatever happens to ripen during your stay. We grow Bananas, Oranges, Tangerines, Advocados, Guavas and Grapefruits....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    We are located next to the Soufriere Sulphur Springs where you can enjoy a hot tub dip day or night in the middle of Nature....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Feb 18 - Jun 1, 2017
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,000 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $10
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 15%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 12/08/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Mabel and I came here from St. Maarten. We were interested in buying a Restaurant that was listed for sale here. When that deal fell through, we decided to see what else was available on the island and what we found was La Bou. It was love at first sight. We love it and want to share it with the whole world.

Why the Owner Chose Saint Mark Parish, Dominica:
We choose this property for it's uniqueness and it's awesome private location. We never saw anything else like it! Truly amazing. Come stay here for a few days and you too will understand why we love it so much. It is magical!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The silence and solitude is unreal, yet you are only 5 minutes removed from civilization. Truly the best of both worlds. The local population is so nice, it is hard to imagine anyone could be that nice all the time. Come see for yourself.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

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  • The main house as seen from the BBQ area

    The main house as seen from the BBQ area

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