Exceptional Private Cottage Rental in Stunning Layou Valley of DominicaRoseau, Saint George (Dominica)
Exceptional Private Cottage Rental in Stunning Layou Valley of Dominica
Visit the Caribbean island of Dominica: luxury vacation rental for Layou Valley holiday
This lovely private cottage comes with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as plenty of open space. Beautifully appointed, yet totally relaxed, this cottage is the perfect getaway in the Layou Valley of Dominica. With a combination of wood and stone elements, bright colors, and magnificent views, this cottage is truly stunning inside. Each bedroom comes equipped with good lighting and great showers. All linens supplied, including plush cotton sheets and bedspreads. For sleeping, guests will have two single beds and two full-size beds.
Guests here will enjoy the comfort of a cozy fireplace, especially on chilly Caribbean nights. Glampers will enjoy having a washer, a dryer, and a clothesline. There is a well-appointed kitchen, as well as a barbecue grill. There is a phone on site, which allows incoming calls from anywhere but only local outgoing calls, if guests want to make outgoing non-local calls, they are advised to bring their cell phones. Regarding internet connection, guests will have a high-speed modem and as long as the phone line cooperates, ask the host for details.
Glampers will have 220-voltage electricity. For guests convenience, a converter (110-voltage) and a plug adapter are supplied. This cottage offers showers but is a rustic experience that is free from mechanical or electronic noise. There will be no dishwasher whirring and no TV to intrude on the soothing sounds of nature. The water comes directly from the rushing river and well exceeds global standards for purity.
The caretakers live in their own cottage just inside the entrance to the property. They look after the grounds, light the fire in the evening, and have endless local knowledge to share about Dominica. There is always someone on the property while guests are in residence.
Housekeeping is complimentary comes five days a week from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The times are flexible, so guests can request later times if wanting to sleep in. The housekeeping staff does not cook for guests, but will help with food preparation, clean the dishes, as well as wash the laundry and make the beds.
Facilities include a fireplace in the living room, internet connection, and linens provided, as well as both a washer and a dryer.
- Washing machine
- Private Kitchen
- Cooking basics
- Outdoor furniture
- Mosquito net
- Twin/Single bed
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Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
The professional grounds photos for this property are credited to Richard Kirby.
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Location and surroundings
Roseau, Saint George (Dominica)
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Eighteen hillside acres provide guests with pristine rain forest beauty and utter privacy. Hike the trails or peruse the panorama from the deck. Hummingbirds visit daily, hawks and parrots fly by, and the grounds produce fruit and flowers. A short walk down the hill, a miniature waterfall spills into a pool that's perfect to relax in. Nature is the star attraction here, and with miles of trails, hiking is one of the favorite ways to get involved. Guests can choose from magnificent waterfalls, mountaintops, wilderness retreats, bubbling mineral springs, and submerged volcano craters. For water-lovers, the snorkeling and diving are great; there's tubing and kayaking on a few of the rivers; and whale and dolphin watching are good year-round.
For land-based activities, there are also botanical gardens and tours, horseback riding, and excellent bird-watching that includes brightly colored, indigenous parrots. To relax thoroughly, soak in natural hot springs or cool off in a river pool. Throughout the year, villages commemorate their patron saints by holding feasts, complete with community shows and competitions. The most popular are Fete Isidore held in Grand Bay and San Sauveur in June and St. Peter's Feast organized by villages along the island's west coast in June and July.
Dominica's cuisine is a fascinating fusion of Amerindian, West African, and French influences, with additional contributions from East Indians, Middle Easterners and the ubiquitous Chinese restaurateurs. In local fare, guests can expect well-seasoned dishes and delightful surprises. The curried goat, callaloo, one-pot stews or brafs, and the startling range of root crops are an absolute musts. The host recommends the saltfish-and-bake.
Dominica isn't just a winter sunshine destination. In fact, guests will probably get some refreshing rain during their visit. (January, February, and March being the drier months.) Carnival, or Mas Domnik, builds to a festive frenzy in the weeks before Lent every year, usually in February or March. July is the month for Dive Fest, perfect for scuba diving enthusiasts. In September or October the village of Layou hosts the Titiwi Fest, named after a small fish whose season peaks at that time, the festival features plenty of ways to eat it, with drinks, games, and music. Music enthusiasts should come during the months of October and November, which are the times for the World Creole Music Festival.