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A BEAUTIFUL TIMBER COTTAGE WITH A MILLION-DOLLAR OCEAN VIEW

Andrew and Kate Thorley

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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A BEAUTIFUL TIMBER COTTAGE WITH A MILLION-DOLLAR OCEAN VIEW

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Les Saintes - Coconut Cottage

A traditionally styled 2-bedroom Caribbean home with a large west-facing veranda

Coconut Cottage may just be the prettiest house in Dominica.

Situated just 3 miles north of Portsmouth, this traditionally styled cottage nestles on the hillside right in the centre of Toucari Bay with a breathtaking view of the sparkling Caribbean Sea and the lush mountains. Built in 2013 by local craftsmen from the village of Toucari, the structure is all timber with cool tiled floors. You will feel like you have stepped into a real Caribbean home when you enter this airy, sunlight-filled cottage.

Coconut Cottage is the perfect place for discovering the beauty and wonders of this unspoilt nature island. Situated just a few minutes’ walk from the village and bay, Coconut Cottage has that million-dollar Caribbean view that completes any tropical vacation.

Welcome to Coconut Cottage, a traditionally designed Caribbean home with modern convenience and an indisputable feeling of being somewhere really special.

Coconut Cottage includes:

A large open verandah with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, chaise longue, 2 sun-loungers and a dining table & chairs.

A comfortable living room with reclining armchairs, sofa, dining suite, TV, Wi-Fi and a gorgeous view of the sea.

A wonderful master bedroom with a craftsman-made queen size bed made up with luxury cotton (400 thread count) sheets and views of the sea.

A spacious second bedroom with twin beds.

A hand built fully-equipped kitchen (including dishwasher) with local hardwood counter tops.

A beautiful bathroom with huge enclosed shower

Gardens with barbecue area, table and seating.

On-demand hot water and socket outlets for 220v and 110v.

Parking for 2 cars.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Andrew and Kate Thorley (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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About Andrew and Kate Thorley

We are husband and wife, Andrew and Kate, from England. We both grew up in the north, worked, travelled and met in the UK military. We married 20 years ago and spent 10 years with serious jobs in London, then decided to change our lives. We bought a chalet in France and hosted a full-service ski lodge for 6 years. In 2008 we were looking for our next great adventure and came to Dominica. We now split our time between Toucari and our family back in UK.

Andrew and Kate Thorley purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Andrew and Kate Thorley chose Les Saintes

We came to Dominica for 6 weeks in 2008 and toured every corner of the island. Toucari is where we decided to look for property. The descriptions we use on this website say it all. So with a place to live for ourselves, we set to building the prettiest rental cottage the island has ever had. Designed to look and feel traditionally Caribbean, but with the size and conveniences of a modern home. This is our labour of love. We have lived in the cottage for a few months ourselves and cannot think of another place in the world we would rather be.

What makes this cottage unique

Choices of accommodation in Dominica are limited. Some are beautiful but highly priced lodges, some are tired, budget-priced cottages. Many are concrete built villas the like you would see in Florida or southern France.

Coconut Cottage is one of a few that try to break this pattern. Come to a genuine Caribbean village, live for a while in a timber house surrounded by nature. Just sit on the verandah in the fresh Caribbean breeze and watch the sailboats and cruise ships pass by, the fishermen struggle with their catch, the hummingbirds in the tree right by you, the magnificent frigate bird soaring overhead or the zandoli tree lizard that is perched looking straight back at you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I don't think airbnb's 5 stars are really enough for Andrew and Kate's cottage. The view is enough for 5 stars on its own. (I can't count the number of rainbows over the ocean we got to see.) And everything - from the on-demand hot water to the US and UK outlets was new and well thought out. Though exciting to get to the first time, the location is great: green and peaceful, while still convenient to Portsmouth's shops and restaurants. (The hosts have written a very handy guide to these.) We look forward to our next trip to this friendly, beautiful island and, hopefully, this house!
May 2014
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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A Beautiful Timber Cottage With A Million-dollar Ocean View
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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A Beautiful Timber Cottage With A Million-dollar Ocean View
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Les Saintes Guadeloupe
Athens, GA, USA
5

Delightful and a little remote

  • 5 out of 5
Coconut Cottage is delightful, situated quite high up on a hill overlooking a nice little beach. We had a truly wonderful week there, and found living there to be far better, and much cheaper, than staying in a hotel. The house is well equipped, pretty much everything worked well for us and the views are magnificent. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The description and photos were accurate, and we would recommend this property to the ‘right’ friends and relatives – the reasons for the quotation marks are given below. The Cottage is really set-up for 2 adults, though there is a second bedroom this is probably only suitable for fairly young children. We loved Dominica, and the scenery around the Cottage is really beautiful. It is well worth driving and walking around the north end of the island and Cabritts and the Indian River are real local highlights. Don’t forget to ask for a trip around the bay, especially if you snorkel or scuba-dive – it is not often that you can walk to such stunning sights. In terms of practicalities, a rental car, preferably 4-wheel drive, is essential and we would recommend arriving fairly early in the day, if at all possible, to allow time to stock up on essential supplies in Portsmouth and reach the cottage before dark. The road from Portsmouth to Toucari is poor and not for the faint-hearted at night – though overall driving is not that different from single track roads in the UK – though the potholes and the sudden (and unmarked) end of the tarmac can be alarming on occasion. Toucari is a little isolated at the north end of the island and getting to some of the major sights is a longish drive, so be prepared to see less of Dominica than you might expect. There is not much in the village itself, so we would suggest preparing dinner at the Cottage and eating out for lunch. The local caretaker lives very close to the Cottage and his extended family includes chickens, dogs and small children, so it is not always as quiet as some might like – this should not be a problem, but do not expect complete silence. If you are a little flexible, you should have a wonderful time.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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A Beautiful Timber Cottage With A Million-dollar Ocean View
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Les Saintes Guadeloupe
5

very beautiful cottage

  • 5 out of 5
This is our favorite place for holidays!!! This cottage is a "dreamers place". Unfortunatly we stayed only one week, next time, it will be certainly longer. This is a very comfortable, relaxing cottage and with nice view over the sea. The neighbours are also helpful as the owners of the cottage.
  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
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Les Saintes Guadeloupe
5

Heaven in Paradise!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I were seeking an authentic adventure and this property helped make our dreams come true. The house is absolutely beautiful. Everything is brand new with an astounding view and surroundings. If you are looking for a genuine tropical island experience, this is the place to stay at. All of the rooms were perfectly furnished with beautiful landscape surrounding the property. We can not wait to come back but this time for a longer stay.
  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Anna and Nick. It's very heart-warming for us because, as Kate says, we put our heart and soul into the cottage and garden (I would say blood, sweat and tears). And we were so pleased that you had fun with our neighbors who are very special to us. So I also have to add a quote from your recent email for everyone to see: "We went fishing together, crab hunting, fruit picking, etc. It was the best time ever!!! It wouldn't have been the same without them."
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Les Saintes Guadeloupe
5

BEAUTIFUL!

  • 5 out of 5
We arrived with high expectations of the island and property and were not disappointed!
The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. After 2 weeks, I really felt it was my home and was ever so sad to leave. You can watch the fishing and diving boats go out while eating breakfast and see beautiful sunsets in the evening on the deck. The only challenge of the island is the roads and driving but we got pretty good at that by the end. There is a ton to do on this island if you like hiking and snorkeling/diving. I would definitely go back or will recommend the cottage to my friends and family. Thanks to Andrew and Kate!
  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you Holly and Will for this great review. We have been nervously awaiting the first guest to write something and we couldn't be more happy to see how much you enjoyed your stay. Suddenly all the hard work seems worthwhile. Andrew and Kate.

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Melville Hall
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Toucari
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Savanne Paille
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Toucari
Car: recommended

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage on Les Saintes, Guadeloupe

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High Season 2015
1 Dec 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
$450
for 3 nights
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$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2015
1 May 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$330
for 3 nights
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$110
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2016
1 Dec 2015 - 31 May 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
for 3 nights
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$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$450
for 3 nights
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$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Les Saintes, Guadeloupe

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large enclosed shower with instant hot water
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Wonderful ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
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