About this listing
Our wooden rainforest home is spacious and well equipped. It has a remote feel on the Waitikubuli hiking trail yet with easy access to the main road. Enjoy the tree top plunge pool, solar water heating and watch the abundant bird life from a hammock
Well equipped, wooden cabin in the treetops of the Rainforest. On the edge of the World Heritage Site Morn Trois Pitons in the Volcanic island of Dominica .With parrots and hummingbirds as visitors and a rainwater plunge pool 20 feet above ground, this accommodation is ideally placed on the Waitikubuli Hiking Trail. There is WiFi to stay in touch and groceries can be delivered or bought from the corner shop and the vegetable stall by the road. Two hundred yards from the main road in a developing area, yet with a remote and isolated feel.looking out from the balcony. A rental 4X4 Jeep can take you to many usual attractions within an hours drive , hot springs, rushing rivers and waterfalls, Organic Farm tours, Birdwatching for the Parrots only found in Dominica, Diving and snorkelling, whale watching and local fishing can be arranged. Visit the Kalinago Indian Basket weavers and see their traditional dances less than an hours drive away.
We are about 45 minutes drive from the airport and half an hour form the ferry. We can arrange pick ups and car rentals, cell phone rental and lots of introductions!
Do expect rain and even a chilly dawn until the sun gets up! We have hot water from a solar system which you can put into the pool to take the edge off! See you soon the hammock is waiting..........do not worry about negative reviews about the temperamental pump....it has been pensioned off and replaced. New one functions without having to be coaxed.
Guests access the pool which opens straight off the deck. Access to the surrounding forest (with insect repellent) and the feeder path to the Hiking trail ( rather muddy at times) the shop and a couple of bars are walking distance away . The neighbours are friendly and supportive if needed
Interaction with Guests
We usually meet and greet and lead or transport you to the house, make sure you have all you need and remain on call by phone or email. We have a home near to the Ferry so sometimes people stay with us the night before they leave.
This is virgin rainforest 400 yards from the main road. The best of both worlds. The PIneapple Crossing nieghbours can be seen through the trees and there is a new block house behind us but they are less intrusive then we dreaded. The car park is shared with Pineapple crossing down the steps. The two houses also share the internet connection. We are also developing our botanical trail, orchid walk and parking area. If you want to help you will have to borrow wellies and wear jeans as the rainforest fights back with insect life and muddy paths,
buses do run at the end of the lane to Roseau but there is no timetable and hitch hiking is also an option if you are not alone. Best option is to rent a 4X4 .
Other Things to Note
We recommend NOT renting a vehicle at the airport if arriving at night. Have a taxi ( which we can arrange) Too many tourists get lost or breakdown in the dark. The roads are unlit and there are frequent roadworks. We are coping with the new neighbours. We wish we owned the whole forest.....however it is exciting to be planting trees and flowers to attract yet more birds and butterflies.
Please do not smoke in the wooden house. there is a compost pit and we will take the garbage bags when we visit. If you put all the hot water in the pool there will be none left in the shower.