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Ocean View Home in Half an Acre of Gardens Just a Short Walk from the Beach

(8 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1500 sq ft tropical house with large deck and panoramic views

Mango Lodge is a secluded timber house with open-plan living and surrounded by nature. Inside the high ceilings, numerous doors and windows and open style gives the house a light and airy feel. Outside the huge roofed deck gives you space to relax or dine with a beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea. The half-acre garden surrounds you with nature and gives you a feeling of being hidden away from the world. It also provides numerous fruits and flowers from mangoes to limes, heliconia to hibiscus.

But this is no isolated jungle cabin. A two minute walk through the garden brings you out in the centre of the Toucari bay-front where to your left you have the village with its Rum Shops, fishing boats and kayak/paddle-board hire. A minute or two walking through the village and you are at the beach where you can relax or go snorkelling out to one of the best sites on the island.

Mango Lodge sleeps up to 6 guests in 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, ceiling fan and doors that open out onto the deck with views of the ocean (yes you can sit up in bed and gaze out to the Caribbean Sea). The second bedroom has a queen-size bed plus a single bed, ceiling fan and views of the garden. There is also a stylish day-bed in the living area. All beds have quality mattresses, superior bedding and mosquito nets.

The spacious bathroom has an electric shower with instant hot water. The kitchen is large, simple and fully equipped with stove, fridge-freezer, coffee machine, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine and all the glassware, crockery and cookware you could need.

Many of the tourist sites promoted in Dominica are in the south (where the cruise ships dock). But here in the north-west we have lots of adventures which, though less advertised, are also less busy and just as spectacular. Fill your vacation with Cabrits National Park, Fort Shirley, the Indian River, Syndicate Trail, Milton Falls, Lapluy Falls, Lamothe River Falls, Cold Soufriere, Toucari Beach, Toucari reef snorkelling, Purple Turtle Beach, Rainforest horse-back riding, kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, and more.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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  • We can sleep 2 in bedroom 1 and 3 in bedroom 2. We also have a single day-bed in the livingroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean:

    Just a 2 minute walk through our own gardens to the bay front and some of the best snorkelling on the island...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Watch the pelicans and frigate birds fishing in the day and the sunset in the evening...moreless

  • Rural:

    You can see only 2 or 3 other buildings from our deck, but a great deal of garden, forest and ocean...moreless

  • Village:

    Just 2 minutes from the village of Toucari, an original authentic Caribbean experience. Walk down to one of the 3 "rum shops" for a drink with the locals or to buy a few essentials...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2017
Feb 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$140

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

High Season 2018
Dec 1 - May 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$140

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

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$130

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

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: 03/24/2017
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Location

22 Miles
Nearest Airport
Douglas-Charles
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Poonkies

Car: Necessary

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: 2008

About the owner: I grew up in UK with careers in the Army and then in business.

Why the Owner Chose Toucari, Dominica:
In 2008 we spent 6 weeks touring the island of Dominica trying to decide if it was the place to buy a holiday home and if so, where. Once we had found Toucari all doubts disappeared. Small, rural and with it's own beach, bay and snorkelling. A lifetime away from the hustle and bustle of the big towns and yet only a 10 minute drive to the commercial and social opportunities of Portsmouth. And of course Mango Lodge fit every criteria of a home to buy - Location (Dominica) Location (village with ocean views) Location (secluded among it's own gardens).


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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Photos

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    the view

  • a glass of wine and the caribbean sea

    a glass of wine and the caribbean sea

  • second bedroom

    second bedroom

  • Coffee in your garden

    Coffee in your garden

  • Ginger lilly in your garden

    Ginger lilly in your garden

  • Star fruit in your garden

    Star fruit in your garden

  • Mangoes in your garden

    Mangoes in your garden

  • Heliconia in your garden

    Heliconia in your garden

VRBO #641864

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 30, 2017

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