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A Beautiful Timber Cottage with a Million-Dollar Ocean View

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

A traditionally styled 2-bedroom Caribbean home with a large west-facing veranda

Coconut Cottage may just be the prettiest house in Dominica.

Situated in Toucari just 3 miles north of Portsmouth, this traditionally styled cottage nestles on the hillside right in the centre of Toucari Bay with a breathtaking view of the sparkling Caribbean Sea and the lush mountains. Built in 2013 by local craftsmen from the village of Toucari, the structure is all timber with cool tiled floors. You will feel like you have stepped into a real Caribbean home when you enter this airy, sunlight-filled cottage.

Coconut Cottage is the perfect place for discovering the beauty and wonders of this unspoilt nature island. Within 5 minutes of your door there is the bay and beach, the village of Toucari and two trails to little known waterfalls. Plus you have our property manager as your neighbour and that million-dollar Caribbean view that completes any tropical vacation.

Welcome to Coconut Cottage, a traditionally designed Caribbean home with modern convenience and an indisputable feeling of being somewhere really special.

Coconut Cottage includes:

A large open verandah with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, chaise longue, sun-lounger, dining table & chairs.

A comfortable living room with reclining armchairs, sofa, dining suite, TV, Wi-Fi and a gorgeous view of the sea.

An air-conditioned master bedroom with a craftsman-made queen size bed made up with luxury cotton sheets and views of the sea.

A spacious second bedroom with twin beds.

A hand built fully-equipped kitchen (including dishwasher) with local hardwood counter tops.

A beautiful bathroom with huge enclosed shower

Gardens with barbecue area, table and seating.


On-demand hot water and socket outlets for 220v and 110v.

Parking for 2 cars.

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Large enclosed shower with instant hot water...moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    From the deck you can see people on Toucari Beach and you can be there in 3 minutes...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The forested mountains dominate the eastern skyline...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    From the deck you can watch the pelicans and the magnificent frigate birds fishing. Plus some of the island's best snorkeling is only a few minutes walk from the cottage...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    We have a panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea where you will see a beautiful sunset every night....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    You have just a 2 minute walk to the bay where you can paddle-board, snorkel or eat barbeque fish on the beach...moreless

  • Rural:

    We are surrounded by trees with just a few other village houses. There are two hikes to waterfalls with trailheads within 5 minutes....moreless

  • Village:

    Toucari village is an authentic slice of the real Caribbean. There are 3 "Rum Shops" where you can stop for a drink or buy some essentials...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    We have a dining table inside and a second on the verandah. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Linens Provided:

    400 thread-count cotton sheets...moreless

  • Living Room

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Available on request...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    With a spectacular ocean view. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    With fruit trees and tropical flowers...moreless

 

Reviews

5
from 11 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Offer
Apr 24 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$120

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Low Season 2017
Jun 1 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$120
$720

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

December 2017
Dec 1 - Dec 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
$950

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

High Season 2018
Dec 29 - May 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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Location

  • Toucari Reef

    "The reef that runs the full width of Toucari bay is one of the island's top scuba diving sit..."

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  • Indian River

    "The Indian River was made famous in the Pirates of the Caribbean films when it was used as t..."

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  • Cabrits National Park

    "The British garrison at Fort Shirley was abandoned 150 years ago. The forest took back the p..."

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  • Syndicate

    "Syndicate Nature Trail is an easy marked walk through pristine oceanic rainforest. It is loc..."

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  • Purple Turtle Beach Club

    "A perfect west facing beach, edged with shallow crystal water and nearly always empty. To yo..."

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  • Cold Soufriere

    "Dominica is the youngest and also the most volcanic of the Lesser Antilles. Just a 15 minute..."

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  • La Chaudière Pool

    "At the end of a 30 minute walk through the forest and a quick stream-crossing, you find "La ..."

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  • Toucari

    "Described by the British Admiralty for hundreds of years as the most northerly safe anchorag..."

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  • Brandy Manor Equestrian

    " I completely recommend this riding establishment. It is professionally run and the horses a..."

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22 Miles
Nearest Airport
Melville Hall
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Toucari
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Savanne Paille
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
Toucari

Car: Recommended

So you may be tempted to sit on the deck all day and enjoy the beautiful view, watch the hummingbirds hover from flower to flower or check the sky for the broad-winged hawk or frigate bird. But we are surrounded by experiences and adventures. Within walking distance you can swim, snorkel, paddle-board, kayak, drink with the locals or eat lovely food on the beach. Our friend and neighbour will take you out for a leisurely boat trip to see the bat cave and snorkel on the WWI sunken wreck or to go fishing. He will also take you the 5 minute drive to one of two trails to two very different hidden waterfalls. Within a ten minute drive you can be at Cold Soufriere, a small area of bubbling mud in the centre of our drive-through volcano. Also just a ten minute drive is Cabrits National Park with Fort Shirley and some lovely forest walks to the ruins of a great British garrison, crumbling defenses with cannons still in place. And there is another great experience just 10 minutes away - the Indian River where you will be rowed up the mangrove edged river as Jonny Depp was in Pirates of the Caribbean. The list goes on, beach restaurants in Lagon, the islands biggest beach at Purple Turtle, bars, restaurants, the open fruit and veg market, massive tuna, marlin and mahi-mahi available straight from the fishing boat - all of this within a 15 minute drive or less.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We are husband and wife, Andrew and Kate, from England. We both grew up in the north, worked, travelled and met in the UK military. We married 25 years ago and spent 10 years with serious jobs in London, then decided to change our lives. We bought a chalet in France and hosted a full-service ski lodge for 6 years. In 2008 we were looking for our next great adventure and came to Dominica. We now split our time between Toucari and our family back in UK.

Why the Owner Chose Toucari, Dominica:
We came to Dominica for 6 weeks in 2008 and toured every corner of the island. Toucari is where we decided to look for property. The descriptions we use on this website say it all. So with a place to live for ourselves, we set to building the prettiest rental cottage the island has ever had. Designed to look and feel traditionally Caribbean, but with the size and conveniences of a modern home. This is our labour of love. We have lived in the cottage for a few months ourselves and cannot think of another place in the world we would rather be.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Choices of accommodation in Dominica are limited. Some are beautiful but highly priced lodges, some are tired, budget-priced cottages. Many are concrete built villas the like you would see in Florida or southern France. Coconut Cottage is one of a few that try to break this pattern. Come to a genuine Caribbean village, live for a while in a timber house surrounded by nature. Just sit on the verandah in the fresh Caribbean breeze and watch the sailboats and cruise ships pass by, the fishermen struggle with their catch, the hummingbirds in the tree right by you, the magnificent frigate bird soaring overhead or the zandoli tree lizard that is perched looking straight back at you.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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