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3 bedrooms

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Our wooden rainforest home has a remote feel on the Waitikubuli hiking trail ( mid segment 4) yet with easy access to the main road. Enjoy the tree top plunge pool, solar water heating and watching the abundant bird life from a hammock drinking local coffee in the morning. Owners live in Roseau but usually welcome guests and are on call via the internet. Neighbours through the trees, can provide lovely meals ordered in the morning and transport if needed.

The space

Well equipped, wooden cabin in the treetops of the Rainforest. On the edge of the World Heritage Site Morne 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 when looking out from the balcony. A rental 4X4 Jeep can take you to many unusual attractions within an hours drive, hot springs, rushing rivers and waterfalls and Organic Farm tours to name a few. Birdwatching for the parrots, only found in Dominica, diving and snorkeling, whale watching and local fishing can all be arranged. Visit the Kalinago Indian Basket weavers and see their traditional dances performed at the model village.

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 water pump . It has been pensioned off and replaced. and we are now on mains water to water pressure is no longer a problem.

Guest access

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.

Other things to note

We recommend NOT renting a vehicle at the airport if arriving at night. Get a taxi ( which we can arrange) to SYLVANIA Door to Door. Too many tourists get lost or break down in the dark. The roads are unlit and there are frequent roadworks. Our neighbours have installed a light at the top of the steep hill which helps as the parking is tricky. We wish we owned the whole forest.....however it is exciting to be planting trees and flowers to attract yet more birds and butterflies.


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 9PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 30 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 40
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 9PM

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. We live half an hours drive away but our neighbours Fiona and Tony through the trees, can provide meals and help in emergencies.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Maricela User ProfileMaricela is a superhost.
July 2017
Tina is an excellent host. Communication was great from the start, I received very detailed directions, instructions and information about the cottage and island in general before arrival. Tina helped us very much with planning activities for this trip, including sights to see and tips on getting around. Tina was able to arrange transportation when we needed it, and even a guide for Boiling Lake at the very last minute. Please ask for Hagan if you need a guide, he is a very well mannered quiet older gentleman, he knows the trails very well, we felt safe with him, he was very knowledgeable not only about the area but also about the local birds, other critters and fauna as well. Almost everyone in and out of island recommends a car, but I can tell you that my partner, teenage daughter and I were on the island for 10 days and we stayed in 4 different sides of the island with no car! With the narrow , sharp winding roads and right-hand driving vehicles, we would never dare rent a car to drive ourselves! I recommend if you are in good health, have no fear and try public transport. We took the local bus for $2 per person, the bus will stop just down the hill from the cottage. We also hitchhiked 4 free, which is common in Caribbean and we walked/hiked ALOT! But if you need reliable transportation at a certain hour, Tina will arrange for Harry to drive you around, so no worries there. There is parking right next to cottage if you do decide to bring your own car. The cottage is beautiful, cozy & comfortable, just as pictured. We had everything we needed, including a full equipped kitchen which was important because we like to make some of our own meals. Fiona, the neighbor is available to make dinner by reservation. We paid $130 EC for 3 meals, we did not care for her cooking so we only ordered from her once and then decided to grocery shop in Roseau. There are no restaurants walking distance, and most restaurants/cafes will stop serving full course meals when they run out food usually before 1p-2pm on most days from what we noticed. The best food we had on whole island, was with a Rasta family in Delices. Make a reservation to eat at Moses & Ingmari's place, Inmari's cooking is amazing, fresh with all local in season ingredients. More about Tina's cottage, When we arrived here, to Birdwatcher's cottage with soggy dirty clothes from our previous travels, we were so happy to be able to wash our clothes at the cottage, a dryer is not available at time of our stay, but we hung up our stuff on the porch and with the help of the fans, our clothing was dry by the next day. The fans worked great and help us cool off in evening, Tina's place was one of four places we stayed in, and it was...

Hashim User Profile
June 2017
Lovely place. I had a short stay there and it was impossible for me to get bored
Tina User Profile
Response from Tina:
We were pleased to have you we hope your one night stay was a taster and that you will come back with your friends
June 2017

Melissa User Profile
May 2017
As described, the place is spacious and has what you need. It is in the beutiful rainforest and about 1/2 hr away from Rousseau. Like anywhere in Dominica, you should definitely rent a 4x4, the island is mountainous. Tina was a great host and it does get a little chilly at night. There were few issues with the plumbing and it could be cleaner but other than that the place was great, epecially for those who love birds and nature.
Tina User Profile
Response from Tina:
Hope you found the extra clothes in the cupboards it does seem strange to need socks and quilts in the Caribbean . I will check the cleaner too about the bathroom thanks for telling me . Hope you come back again
May 2017

Cecile User Profile
April 2017
Paradise! What can I see more... exeded our expectations. Beautiful location, Lots of comfort and Tina and Harry are the perfect hosts. Highly recomended!
Tina User Profile
Response from Tina:
We loved having you.....this is what AIrbnb is meant to be about. Making friends and sharing homes.
April 2017

Marc User Profile
April 2017
A very very nice, peaceful and quiet place to stay in Dominica once you want to be uphill a little away from the town and the seashore. Birds flying around you, a pool to relax after the beautiful hikes in the countryside and first, our guests who helped us reach their place a made all their best to make you confortable ! Really worth it !!!
Tina User Profile
Response from Tina:
We enjoyed meeting you and your family. Pleased everything worked out well. Mr Trembler sends his regards!
April 2017

Steve User Profile
March 2017
Well, this was advertised as a mountain rainforest paradise, and it did not disappoint! Beautiful accommodations, large living room and well equipped kitchen. As dining options are few in the area, bring your groceries on up with you. As I wasn't equipped to cook much, at Tina's suggestion, I had evening meals delivered by a gal by the name of Fiona, whose cooking was excellent! She cooked fish and chicken dishes, with delicious sides. So, it was with anticipation as I awaited the 6 PM hour, "what will she be bringing today?" Among the nicest features were, of course the birds, who literally come right up to you whether you are out on the broad covered porch and deck that surrounds the house, or if you've left the doors open to the kitchen/living room space. They will fly right in, perch for a while, assess what their chances are of a handout, and then politely leave without making a mess. I hope to return to beautiful Dominica with more time for hiking and sightseeing, and when I do, be sure I will be staying at Tina's place.
Tina User Profile
Response from Tina:
Nice to have a guest who enjoyed the birds as we do. Fionas cooking seems to work out well too.
March 2017

Martin User Profile
March 2017
Waking up in the quiet rainforesr, to a small queue of pretty birds waiting for our breakfast crumbs was an unforgettable experience. Great walks from the doorstep, many interesting sights and visits nearby and a less-than-baking-hot climate all made for a lovely visit. It does rain, of course, in the rainforest and Birdwatchers is well-equipped for that with large covered outdoor areas, plenty of books and games and great wifi. The pool is deliciously refreshing after a day out and there's even a little convenience store 5 minutes' walk away. We didn't want to leave.

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Roseau, DominicaJoined in September 2010
Tina User Profile

I am originally from the UK and double as the British Honorary Consul, a resource for tourists in trouble. My husband Harry is Dominican and is a fisherman and drives the bus for children with challenges. By profession I am a social worker and counsellor. We are Christians and are known in society as Sister Tina and Brother Harry.

Harry has a local fishing business and can often supply fresh Marlin Mahi Mahi or Tuna. He also can be prevailed upon to take people on sea sight seeing tours or local sea fishing adventures.

We live in Munro Street in Goodwill and are conveniently located near to the Hospital and the Stadium.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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