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 neighbours cannot be seen through the trees but they can be heard! Occasionally hikers park and make it tricky to turn in the shared parking area. . The next door neighbour is building and 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 neighbours building works. 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.
Tina's place is just as described. It's a beautiful spot, easy to find if you take your time and great location to discover the south and middle of the Island. We're felt a little bit spoilt with the whole cottage available for ourselves. After our first home made breakfast, it really felt like home. After two days in the Birdwatchers cottage, we went to the Pineapple cottage, another stay of Tina close by. Although the Pineapple is great (especially with the hot tub which is a real treat after the Boiling lake hike), our favorite is the Birdwatchers. Tina was quick and helpful in her communication. The guide Haigin she recommended was great as well for going up the Boiling Lake.
Le logement de Tina est très agréable, en pleine forêt et à 20 minutes de Roseau en voiture. La vue sur la foret, les oiseaux et la fraicheur de l'altitude sont très appréciables. Tina est une hôte agréable. C'est un logement à recommander sans retenu.
My girlfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights and loved it! The place is huge, with 3 bedrooms with full beds plus 2 futons and 2 full bathrooms it can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people. It was clean and comfortable and well stocked with everything you could possibly need.
It's in a great location. We were able to get just about anywhere on the island in under an hour from here and there is a small grocery store/bar right at the bottom of the driveway.
It gets cool at night and the only sounds are the natural rainforest sounds of frogs and such. It makes for good sleeping. It's nice to hang out on the large deck and watch the birds. We saw mostly Bull Finches and Brown Tremblers which we identified from one of the bird books in the house. After a long day of hiking or swimming in the ocean it's nice to come home and take a dip in the pool.
We were sad to leave and would definitely like to stay here again if we go back to Dominica.
Great central location for sightseeing/beaches in the north, or Atlantic and Caribbean coasts. Clean and spa coins lodging .... And if the heat of Dominica is getting to you, you will find the Birdwatchers refreshingly cool. A dip in the pool in the evening is a perfect end to the day. Hosts were available, responded promptly and were at meeting point at arranged time. It was us who were late to arrive, but found them waiting patiently for us.
Thanks for staying with us . Two days is not really long enough to even settle in.....it was a bit rainy to enjoy the trail and the nearest waterfall ( Sultan Falls) but we are pleased you enjoyed the Morne Trois Pitons ambiance.....Hope you will come back and see us again. "Smelling the coffee" will always remind you of Birdwatchers
La prise de contact avant notre arrivé sur place nous a permis d'être mis en confiance même si nous avons eu des soucis de communications avec la personne censé nous accueillir lors de notre arrivé qui a tout de même fais tout le nécessaire pour que nous nous sentions à l'aise!
Harry nous a très bien accueilli et est venu nous chercher jusqu'à Canefield pour nous guider jusqu'au gîte ! Le gîte caché dans la forêt est vraiment chouette. Dommage qu'il y ait un chantier en cours juste derrière. Le mois de juillet est très pluvieux, et nous avons eu beaucoup de pluie sur les 3 jours du séjour. Il est utile de savoir que le gîte est alimenté en eau de pluie, nous avons eu quelques problèmes avec la pompe et le système d'alimentation en eau.
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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.
The house was originally built as a weekend getaway for the family, and is equipped ready for visitors to arrive and feel at home. WiFi is crucial for our teenagers and is free and easily accessed. Smoking is forbidden in the house or on the porch due to fire regulations. Do not come if you hate rain as we are prone to torrential downpours with scattered sunshine.
We are Christians and are known in society as Sister Tina and Brother Harry. We live in Roseau about half an hour away and are on call if you need us. Our neighbour, a rather eccentric farmer, Christopher will be pleased to supply wild mountain strawberries and huge cabbages!
Sadly, other people are discovering Sylvania and there is someone building next door. In retaliation, we are developing our forest trail with fruit trees, orchids and heleconia. It can only get more and more beautiful and, we hope, a haven for even more birds and butterflies.