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Ocean view home in half an acre of gardens just a short walk from the beach

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Toucari - Mango Lodge

1500 sq ft tropical house with large deck and panoramic views

Mango Lodge is a secluded timber house with open-plan living and surrounded by nature. Inside the high ceilings, numerous doors and windows and open style gives the house a light and airy feel. Outside the huge roofed deck gives you space to relax or dine with a beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea. The half-acre garden surrounds you with nature and gives you a feeling of being hidden away from the world. It also provides numerous fruits and flowers from mangoes to limes, heliconia to hibiscus.

But this is no isolated jungle cabin. A two minute walk through the garden brings you out in the centre of the Toucari bay-front where to your left you have the village with its Rum Shops, fishing boats and kayak/paddle-board hire. A minute or two walking through the village and you are at the beach where you can relax or go snorkelling out to one of the best sites on the island.

Mango Lodge sleeps up to 6 guests in 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, ceiling fan and doors that open out onto the deck with views of the ocean (yes you can sit up in bed and gaze out to the Caribbean Sea). The second bedroom has a queen-size bed plus a single bed, ceiling fan and views of the garden. There is also a stylish day-bed in the living area. All beds have quality mattresses, superior bedding and mosquito nets.

The spacious bathroom has an electric shower with instant hot water. The kitchen is large, simple and fully equipped with stove, fridge-freezer, coffee machine, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine and all the glassware, crockery and cookware you could need.

Many of the tourist sites promoted in Dominica are in the south (where the cruise ships dock). But here in the north-west we have lots of adventures which, though less advertised, are also less busy and just as spectacular. Fill your vacation with Cabrits National Park, Fort Shirley, the Indian River, Syndicate Trail, Milton Falls, Lapluy Falls, Lamothe River Falls, Cold Soufriere, Toucari Beach, Toucari reef snorkelling, Purple Turtle Beach, Rainforest horse-back riding, kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, and more.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Andrew
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
6 November, 2016

About Andrew

I grew up in UK with careers in the Army and then in business.

Andrew purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Andrew chose Dominica

In 2008 we spent 6 weeks touring the island of Dominica trying to decide if it was the place to buy a holiday home and if so, where. Once we had found Toucari all doubts disappeared. Small, rural and with it's own beach, bay and snorkelling. A lifetime away from the hustle and bustle of the big towns and yet only a 10 minute drive to the commercial and social opportunities of Portsmouth. And of course Mango Lodge fit every criteria of a home to buy - Location (Dominica) Location (village with ocean views) Location (secluded among it's own gardens).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a lovely 10 day stay at mango lodge. It was just perfect...house is nicely decorated and has everything there. No tv in the house is often a good sign for me...we were more than content just sitting on the terrace. 2 minutes to the beach where it is great to swim... for sunbathing and lounging on beach it's only a few minutes drive. We love fishing so it was ideal Locals were very friendly and sold us fish (when we didn't catch enough! Very peaceful holiday and definitely won't be the last here! Son(keyholder) was a mighty fine chap. His son Richardson, took us out on a boat trip...to do more fishing. Local guy Noah was very helpful and a real laugh. All in all an ideal place to stay if you are looking for a holiday away from the usual tourist rubbish then this is definitely a good place. Portsmouth has plenty going if you want though. Iguana cafe run by a lovely rastafarian couple was one of our favourites, although many other options for local food are available. Reggae night by the purple turtle was our one night out...and it was awesome! All in all, thanks very much and look forward to returning.
Jan 2015
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Ocean view home in half an acre of gardens just a short walk from the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Magnifique

  • 5 of 5

La maison est parfaite et correspond tout à fait au descriptif. Andrew à répondu à toutes nos questions très rapidement. La maison est très ben équipée et cette vue sur Toucari Bay est magique. Nous sommes revenus avec de merveilleux souvenirs plein la tête !

Merci Andrew

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Jungle paradise

  • 5 of 5

Great Mango Lodge! We had a great time there! House is beautiful and very comfortable. Beautiful relaxing view! We had lot of amazing experiences: parots at Syndicate, snorcheling at Toucari, Milton and Neff falls, Number One Beach, Red Rocks, Bubble Bath Beach at Soufriere and much more. Kids likes it all very much! And what a beautiful friendly smiling and helpfull people there! This was our first time at Dominica but surely not the last! My 3year-old son always talks about house in a jungle where gecko lives and cant wait to come back there :-)

PS: We "met" 4 mosquitos for all time - absolutely no problem with that.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Island City, New York
5

We loved this lodge!

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple in our 30's and 40's and stayed this lodge for 3 days in April. We loved this place and wanted to stay longer. Actually, I think this was a great deal. The lodge was very spacious and comes with beautiful yard. We stayed at hotel in a hotel in other area, but I thought it was much better than staying at hotel. We want to go back there again. This place is perfect to spend a relaxing time. This place has Wi-Fi and that helped us to plan our trip.

The owner responded e-mail pretty quickly. He sent us a detailed information and there were guide books and tourism flyers in the lodge. The key keeper, Son, lives next to the lodge. He introduced his son and grandchildren to us. They helped us carry our bags to the lodge. After that, they tried not to bother our privacy unless we asked something.

This lodge is located in a small village. There is another lodge near there, but there is no other business, so it is very quiet all the time. Although it is in a residential area, the lodge is surrounded by trees, so you have a lot of privacy. (People from this area are living in a small houses and very modest.)

Spacious balcony! You can see beautiful blue sea of Toucari. Same little bird couple visited the balcony every morning. I enjoyed the visitors. The kitchen is next to the balcony and you can pass food from kitchen window open to the balcony. It was very pleasant to have breakfast and dinner at the balcony.

There is a mango tree in the garden as the name of the lodge is “Mango Lodge”. When I visit there, there were not so many fruits on the tree, so I couldn't find which actually a mango tree was, but I found mango fruits on the ground. They didn't look like ripe, but I removed the skin and tasted. It was good. So we enjoyed them for breakfast.

I liked shopping at the market in Portsmouth. Especially, pineapple was very good. It was soft and sweet to the core. It was fun to cook local food.

I enjoyed snorkeling and tours from Portsmouth, too. I liked Indian River tour and water fall tour. (Many tours seemed to end in April. The week I visited was third week of April. Guides told us the cruise ship stop coming on the week. So there were not so many tourist on the week which was good for us.)

Anyway, I recommend this place to have a relaxing vacation. Very great deal. It is good for couple and good for family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Townsville, Australia
5

Tranquil rainforest retreat with ocean views

  • 5 of 5

Mango Lodge is the perfect place to experience what makes Dominica so special... nature. The spectacular terrace overlooks the sea and is nestled amongst lovely rainforest where you can hear birds singing and watch adorable little hummingbirds flit from flower to flower. This patio, with its hammocks and sofa lounge, is pure peace - a great place to recharge the spirit. The house itself is tasteful and well appointed with excellent attention to details. We arrived to find lovely fresh flower arrangements, high quality linens and all the trimmings you'd expect at home. You will feel as though you've discovered the world's best kept secret. Mango Lodge is paradise found!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paris, France
5

Ocean View Home above tropical forest

  • 5 of 5

this house is wonderful !

the terrace is perfect, above the magnificent Toucari Bay, as it should be and

the house is arranged with taste in a minimalist but very comfortable way :

It was above our expectations, as the island was

Andy and Kate are perfect and attentive owners

My wish is to keep this place as it is: peaceful and secret and come back again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sandford on Thames, UK
5

It was just perfect...

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely 10 day stay at mango lodge. It was just perfect...house is nicely decorated and has everything there. No tv in the house is often a good sign for me...we were more than content just sitting on the terrace. 2 minutes to the beach where it is great to swim... for sunbathing and lounging on beach it's only a few minutes drive. We love fishing so it was ideal Locals were very friendly and sold us fish (when we didn't catch enough! Very peaceful holiday and definitely won't be the last here! Son(keyholder) was a mighty fine chap. His son Richardson, took us out on a boat trip...to do more fishing. Local guy Noah was very helpful and a real laugh. All in all an ideal place to stay if you are looking for a holiday away from the usual tourist rubbish then this is definitely a good place. Portsmouth has plenty going if you want though. Iguana cafe run by a lovely rastafarian couple was one of our favourites, although many other options for local food are available. Reggae night by the purple turtle was our one night out...and it was awesome! All in all, thanks very much and look forward to returning. Mike and Nok

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Douglas-Charles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Poonkies
Car: necessary

So you may be tempted to sit on the deck all day and enjoy the beautiful view, watch the hummingbirds hover from flower to flower or check the sky for the broad-winged hawk or frigate bird. But we are surrounded by experiences and adventures. Within walking distance you can swim, snorkel, paddle-board, kayak, drink with the locals or eat lovely food on the beach. Our friend and neighbour will take you out for a leisurely boat trip to see the bat cave and snorkel on the WWI sunken wreck or to go fishing. He will also take you the 5 minute drive to one of two trails to two very different hidden waterfalls. Within a ten minute drive you can be at Cold Soufriere, a small area of bubbling mud in the centre of our drive-through volcano. Also just a ten minute drive is Cabrits National Park with Fort Shirley and some lovely forest walks to the ruins of a great British garrison, crumbling defenses with cannons still in place. And there is another great experience just 10 minutes away - the Indian River where you will be rowed up the mangrove edged river as Jonny Depp was in Pirates of the Caribbean. The list goes on, beach restaurants in Lagon, the islands biggest beach at Purple Turtle, bars, restaurants, the open fruit and veg market, massive tuna, marlin and mahi-mahi available straight from the fishing boat - all of this within a 15 minute drive or less.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Toucari, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season 2016
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£286
for 3 nights
From
£95
£573
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£334
for 3 nights
From
£111
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£286
for 3 nights
From
£95
£573
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£310
for 3 nights
From
£103
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £159

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Toucari in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • We can sleep 2 in bedroom 1 and 3 in bedroom 2. We also have a single day-bed in the livingroom
Outside:
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Partner Offers

 
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