Immortelle is an experience as it is built in totally harmony with the nature around it. Local hard woods give it an organic feel. Grande Riviere is a heavenly spot where giant Leatherback turtles come to lay eggs. Be inspired!
Immortelle is an octagonal shaped wooden house nestled in beautiful, majestic tropical trees (Saman, Palms, Pouis, Cocoa, Mango) built on a 2-acre plot of land situated at the Grande Riviere river mouth.
Grande Riviere beach is a protected nesting ground for Giant Leatherback Turtles and the access is restricted, during night hours (by permit only, permits can be obtained from the Tourist Office situated near the beach) from March 1st to August 31st.
The house is accessible off Hosang St, a large wooden gate marks the entrance and the driveway is lined with Palm trees and Bougainvillea.
The main living area is about 18 feet of the ground giving you the feeling that you are in a tree house. Heavy wooden louver doors open in accordion to reveal picture frames of green beauty with the Caribbean Sea on the horizon.
The open space living area including the kitchen and dining room is spacious and comfortable, allowing one to feel at home among the birds and the trees tops. The kitchen is fully equipped with all modern amenities. An outdoor deck attached to the house by a wooden bridge is great for star gazing, sitting in the sun or just being at one with nature.
The master bedroom is furnished with a four-poster king size bed in mahogany wood. An intimate smaller bedroom has 2 single beds and offers another view of the greenery surrounding the house (banana trees, coconuts, sugarcane and Pouis). A loft reached by a staircase carved out of the trunk of a massive Saman tree sleeps comfortably 4 persons.
A bathroom with open shower and toilet tiled with local red clay tiles and Ajoupa pottery creations complete the first floor.
A walk around balcony contours the whole house (except the kitchen area).
The downstairs area is a great liming spot for the children; hammocks are available to hang from hooks installed downstairs. The downstairs area has a store room, a toilet and a second bathroom.
Immortelle is a celebration the local hard wood of Trinidad and South America, with intricate fretwork designs carved out of the white and red Olivier walls; the Saman counter tops in the kitchen the Cedar cupboards and the Greenheart floors.
Immortelle being built of wood is totally organic and alive, so sometimes you may hear the wood creaking or have visits from birds and other friendly forest creatures.
We have a fabulous cook and cleaner who lives in the village, she is available if you don’t feel like doing any housework.
So climb into Immortelle, up the narrow concrete staircase and enjoy the warm, nurturing organic energy of wood in total comfort.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will have access to the caretaker who lives in the village of Grande Riviere.
Located in the fishing village of Grande Riviere, 3 hours drive from the capital city Port of Spain. The house is close to the river mouth and the beach so you have easy access to both.
Public transit exists but is not that reliable.
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A really fun alternative to the hotels in Grand Riviere, beautiful wood inside, architecturally very impressive and a whole house that you could fit a bunch of people in. Plenty of space to sit at tree-top level on the circular deck just outside the interior, with an excellent view. Driveway carpeted with pink flowers when we were there. Good kitchen. Host provided supplies for toast and coffee breakfast. Super private. Fan in bedroom plus you can completely open up to the outside if you want (or keep it closed). We slept very well. We walked to see the turtles at night (with a guide, required) and then went back just before sunrise to see them again in the light.
Lorraine's treehouse was AMAZING. It was perfect for the four of us who were looking for a relaxing getaway. The house was clean and spacious. The surrounding yard was beautiful. Lorraine was very responsive through the whole process and made sure everything was set for our arrival. Perfect location for a relaxing getaway especially if you are interested in seeing the turtles. You definitely need mosquito repellent but that is to be expected when staying in the rainforest. Highly recommend if you are looking for a spot in Grande Riviere.
This was a nice space and is located very close to the beach in Grande Riviere. The rental was over-priced for this part of Trinidad, the house requires better maintenance, the towels and bedding was musty, and amenities like WiFi or coffee in the morning should have been provided for this amount of money. The beds could use mosquito nets, as the house is un-screened and open to the surrounding woods. To get to Grande Riviera be prepared for a long, white-knuckled drive on very narrow, pot-hole filled roads.
Hello, just want to make a correction to the "overpriced" comment as the hotels in this same village charge $200US a night for a room with no cooking facilities. So our pricing is actually reasonable considering you are getting an entire house with 2 bedrooms and a loft, full kitchen.... We take note of the other comments and we are working on getting the WIFI installed.
Beautiful house in a stunning location right by the beach. The rainforest surroundings made the whole experience magical. There is nothing quite like hearing rain on a roof whilst being indoors in the warmth! Our family enjoyed a great Christmas holiday at Immortelle. The kitchen and dining facilities were just right. There were 6 of us plus a very young baby and we were very comfortable.
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The treehouse was the perfect location for our families from Port of Spain and Toronto to have a Christmas getaway together. There was plenty of room for us and with all the doors open you can hear the birds and ocean, and feel the cool breeze all day and night. We were not there during the turtle time, but the quiet beach with swimming in the sea and river was wonderful. The treehouse could use a bit of TLC, with a broken deck, muddy and unstable walk to the house, and a hard to use oven. That said, it was a highlight of our entire trip to Trinidad and Tobago- a unique and special place to be.
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