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HOUSE IN THE RAIN FOREST OVERLOOKING A QUIET VALLEY

E. F. Pionkowski

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks English, French, Spanish
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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E. F. Pionkowski

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HOUSE IN THE RAIN FOREST OVERLOOKING A QUIET VALLEY

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday estate in Dominica - Ramelton Estate

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

A very private Dominica country house situated on 22 acres of forest and citrus trees. Property has 2 rivers with pools for bathing, a waterfall just inside the entrance, lots of wild flowers, parrots, and a trail with steps leading to the rivers in the valley in front of the house. Ramelton is unhurried, unworried, unspoiled - the perfect place to unwind - either on the veranda or in front of the fireplace in the living room. A perfect base for exploring, hiking, and soaking up the unique creole culture of Dominica. Ramelton is not as predictable as a five star hotel - there is an element of do it yourself to the place which gives you the freedom to personalize your stay.

Ramelton is safe, fully furnished, and has a resident caretaker, maid, as well as an easily accessible property manager.

More Photos: Go to our website below for more photographs.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
E. F. Pionkowski (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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About E. F. Pionkowski

I'm an American and have been living and working in the West Indies since 1961. I grew up in Wilmette, Illinois and left the States to go sailing, which I did professionally for 20 years. My wife Dawn is Dominican and Ramelton was purchased fro the former owner who bought the land from Dawn's father. We live and work in Barbados, getting to Dominica as often as possible to 'decompress.'

E. F. Pionkowski purchased this estate in 1994

Why E. F. Pionkowski chose Dominica

We bought Ramelton in order to reconnect it to the family estate, Sherwood which is an adjoining 100 acres. The rain forest location is a great way to get a bit of variety in climate - not just sea and sand all the time. Works very well for us - If we want sea and sand it's 10 minutes away.

What makes this estate unique

We like being able to pick our own fruit from the orchard and to experience another island that is far more undeveloped than the main tourist islands. Nowhere else has the unique mountain and valley environment that exists here. Everyone in Dominica still goes to the public market on Saturday to stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables - the produce is amazingly good and couldn't be fresher unless you harvested it yourself. It's also nice to sit in front of the fireplace in January - it's not really cold, but the fire still feels and looks good.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It is hard to believe we were in Dominica only a week ago. It seems so much longer. We had a wonderful time while there and the accommodations at The Ramelton Estate were perfect! Thanks again for setting everything up: from getting us a car, driver, mass schedule, supplies and especially for the tasty chicken dinner you had waiting for us on the night of our arrival. Your help was invaluable. John, Mary and Rudy took very good care of us during out stay. John was particularly helpful with our many questions and requests, and Mary kept the house in top shape. We hope to see you again on our next visit!
Oct 2010
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

House in the rain forest overlooking a quiet valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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House in the rain forest overlooking a quiet valley
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p146814
+1246 -425- 2788
Dominica Caribbean
Washington, DC
5

Panoramic Views and Relaxing Stay in the Rain Forest!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful home. The rooms were well appointed with amazing views. The living areas and deck were perfect for conversation, reflection and inspiration. Everything was clean and well maintained, and those we met there were very helpful. It was a perfect place to have a quiet get away and centrally located to nearby hikes and town.

We would highly recommend it and would return.
  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Melville Hall
Nearest Beach
3 Miles

Photos

Photos

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday estate in Dominica, Caribbean

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2 night minimum stay
$700
for 2 nights
From
$350
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,450
$7,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 50% deposit to secure reservation with the balance payable on arrival

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Dominica in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All baths have vanities. Bedroom 1 has a large mahogany wardrobe. Bedrooms 2 and 3 each have large hanging closets with shelves in their own dressing rooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All beds have new innerspring mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
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