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Beautiful new timber cottage, sea view, private and close to the beach.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 51 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Paradise - quiet cute and romantic with sunset views. A 4 poster bed

Undamaged by the hurricanes. Treetops is a Caribbean style timber house newly built with open-plan living and surrounded by nature. Inside the open space feels light and airy with a high ceiling lots of shutters and doors allowing the breeze though to keep the cottage cool. Outside the roofed deck gives you space to relax on the hammock or dine with a beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea just 100 yards away. The trees surround you with nature and give you a feeling of seclusion. The deck is perfect to watch the birds and overlook the pelicans in the bay diving for fish. Every morning you wake in the four poster bed to watch the sailing boats cross the bay on their way to Guadaloupe. The cottage overlooks a sweeping canopy of almond and palm trees down to the coastline just 100 metres away. In the evening you can relax and watch the sunset and then later open the awning on the balcony to star gaze in the night sky. As you can imagine it is a very special place to stay.

Treetops sleeps 2 guests in an open plan area. The cottage is new and designed in the Caribbean style which feels fresh and bright. The four poster bed is queen-size with a ceiling fan above. Doors and shutters open out onto the deck and balcony with spectacular views of the sea and rainforest landscape. The bed has a quality mattress, quality bedding and draped mosquito nets. The seating area has a comfortable couch and coffee table.

The bathroom is so cute. The shower cubicle is built of wood and feels like you are in a rainforest spa. You have the option of instant hot shower or a cold rain shower, and even have slats to overlook the rainforest as you shower. Truly a relaxing space.

The kitchen is well equipped and beautifully built locally with mahogany worktops. It has a stove, fridge-freezer, coffee caffatiere, toaster, kettle and all the glassware, crockery and cookware needed for your stay. Even standing at the sink you have a wonderful view of the bay.

The cool breeze and sounds of nature fill this light-filled airy living space with stunning views in every direction. The cottage is also practical with easy access down the steps from the road and all the facilities that you will need to make you feel comfortable during your stay.

Once inside you are drawn to the deck and the view of the sea just 100 yards away over the treetops.

Location is important and Treetops is a 2 minute walk from Toucari with its couple of small local rum shops, beach and snorkelling. Portsmouth is only a 10 minute drive where you will find grocery shopping and lots of restaurants.

On those chill out days you can just wander down to Toucari to hang out with the locals, watch the fishermen bring in their catch or drink a chilled beer. Or just lay on the beach or splash about in the shallows or snorkel amongst the amazing reefs. Toucari is one of the islands most welcoming and friendly villages.

At Treetops you will find:

Wifi access

Living area with sofa, chair, coffee table and ceiling fan

Kitchen with local mahogany counter tops, fridge/freezer, stove with grill and oven, sink with instant hot water, kettle and toaster plus all the pots, crockery, cutlery and glassware you will need

Romantic four poster bed draped with mosquito netting

West facing verandah with dining table and chairs for al fresco dining, and a hammock for relaxing in the dappled sunlight, looking at the sparkling ocean.

South facing balcony with a beautiful view of Toucari bay and a retractable roof awning for star gazing

Bathroom with basin and wc, plus a wooden spa themed shower room with instant hot water shower and alternative high volume rain shower.

Quality sheets and towels are included

A maid service is available

More Details

Owner
Kate Thorley
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

About Kate Thorley

Andy and I have been spending our winters in Dominica for the last 8 years. We have found a lovely community in Toucari and a good social life in Portsmouth. We are from the UK and are now semi retired. We love to sail and spend summers in the Mediterranean. In between we love our life in UK with family and friends. The variety works well for us.

Kate Thorley purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Kate Thorley chose Toucari

Location is everything and in just two minutes you can walk into Toucari bay. The village is small and has a local feel rather than touristic. You will find friendly locals who are happy to welcome you and have a chat. Wander the 300 metres past the Rum Shops, fishing boats and kayak/paddle-board hire until you reach the sandy beach. Relax, watch the Pelicans and swim or snorkell out to one of the 2 reefs in the bay. These reefs are known to be 2 of the best on the island and the great thing is you will almost always be exploring on your own. No other tourists to be seen.

Toucari has the advantage of being off the beaten track but only 10-15 minutes drive to a good choice of restaurants and bars and grocery shopping. The biggest advantage of being based in the North however is having a wonderful choice of hikes, beaches and interesting sites to visit where you hardly ever see another tourist. The cruise ship passengers rarely make it up here. Some of our recommended trips are only known by a few locals so you really feel like you are adventuring and discovering some spectacular scenes.

A good selection of restaurants and bars all within 10 -15 mins drive

Shops and supermarkets within 10-15 mins drive

What makes this cottage unique

Treetops overlooks the calm Caribbean sea and the beauty of Toucari Bay.

Swim and snorkel in beautiful natural Toucari reef marine reserve

Toucari Beach only 2 mins walk from the cottage

Cabrits National Park and historic Fort Shirley and the museum is amazing and full of history, and only 10 minutes drive.

Take a guided row boat silently down Indian river through the mangroves It feels like you are travelling back in time. See one of the locations of Pirates of the Caribbean.

Syndicate Trail is the spot to see the parrots and wander through the rainforest on a maintained track.

Dominica has so many waterfalls and bathing pools in the north. Make your choice Milton Falls, Chaudierre pool, Lapluy Falls and Lamothe River Falls.

Visit the drive though volcano at Cold Soufriere and take a short trek to the sulphur springs.

Dominica's largest beach at Purple Turtle with the picturesque anchored yachts is 10 mins away

Locally we have a variety of activities horse-back riding, kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, and more, all within walking distance or a short distance or a short drive away.

You can choose to relax or fill your day with so many activities

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a very nice place in a little-visited corner of Dominica. Accommodation is perfect, brand new, very clean in a very quiet neighborhood. We really lived in the trees, it is a true experience. The description of the premises is entirely consistent with the description.

The house is really very comfortable and tresa gréable to live. However, we have not picked up the wifi the first 2 days. After reporting to the owner, the wifi was restored.
Apr 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Douglas-Charles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Toucari
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Roseau
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Savanne Paille
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Toucari
Car: necessary

Toucari is the cutest little fishing village in Dominica. The beach is safe for swimming and has 2 natural reefs to snorkel on. The bay has a couple of restaurant/bars where you can chill with a local beer or cocktail and eat lobster or fresh bbq fish. Toucari has the advantage of being off the beaten track but only 10-15 minutes drive to a good choice of restaurants and bars and grocery shopping. The biggest advantage of being based in the North however is having a wonderful choice of hikes, beaches and interesting sites to visit where you hardly ever see another tourist. The cruise ship passengers hardly ever come here from Roseau. Some of our recommended trips are only known by a few locals so you really feel like you are adventuring and discovering some spectacular scenes.

Cabrits National Park and historic Fort Shirley is well worth a visit, and less than 10 minutes drive. Being rowed down Indian river through the mangroves is a must and feels like you are travelling back in time. The guides will give you lots of information about the wildlife and local history even point out where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed. A trip to Syndicate Trail to see the parrots and wander through the rainforest on a maintained track. There are numerous waterfalls and bathing pools at Milton Falls, Chaudierre pool, Lapluy Falls and Lamothe River Falls, or visit the volcano at Cold Soufriere. The nearest beach is 100 metres away with its reef snorkelling which is one of the top dive/snorkelling sites on the island. Dominica's largest beach is Purple Turtle with the picturesque anchored yachts only 10 mins drive. We even have horse-back riding, kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, and more, all within walking distance or a short drive away.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Toucari

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 51 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Timber cabin shower with hot water or rain shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful new timber cottage, sea view, private and close to the beach.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 11 reviews
4

First week in April

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was beautiful and suited our needs well. The view of the bay was fantastic. We enjoyed our first week feeling very comfortable returning to such a sanctuary every day. Weekends had a party vibe with the music drifting up from the bar at the bay.

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect cottage for 2

  • 5 of 5

Treetops was exactly as pictured. It's comfortable and you can tell some thought went into the design. Toucari Bay is a good place to use as a base for day trips in Dominica. You can also just stay local to enjoy swimming, snorkeling, the local water fall or eating at Keepin It Real. Try to arrive in daylight if possible. The driving directions supplied were great, however the roads and signage can be a bit tricky at night.

  • Review Submitted: 28/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
5

PARADISE AT TOUCARI BAY

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Treetops was like being in Paradise! We were a 2 minute walk down the hill to the black sand beach and the village of Toucari. Our view was of the Toucari Bay - and because we faced west - we had fabulous sunsets every evening - right from our deck! The small house had everything we needed - a kitchen with all the utensils you might need for holiday cooking - a very comfortable bed with a net around it - a bathroom and shower - an outside water supply to wash off the sand before entering the house, 2 decks, and a comfortable sitting area. We didn't need AC - we kept the windows and doors open at night and with the ceiling fans and the floor fan - it was very comfortable. We bought groceries in Portsmouth on our way through there from the airport. There are several rum shops in Toucari where you can buy only the very basics in groceries. There is a shelf of books in the cottage - we left 2 of ours and also read a few of theirs. Caso was our go-to person whenever we needed information. He is a friendly, knowledgeable, gentle person who was most anxious for us to have a wonderful time. He took us on a hike to some recently discovered falls, he took us snorkelling to the shipwreck and the reef, and a general sail down the coast. Because he has always lived there, he knows a lot! He supplied us with freshly cut coconuts every day - what else could a person want! We loved Treetops and were so sorry when our vacation there was over. It was so relaxing......

  • Review Submitted: 17/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing stay..wonderful people of Dominica

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from Dominica, staying at TreeTops Cottage on Toucari Bay. The cottage was truly amazing, tucked away in the trees among the local community, a very short walk to the bay. The people of Dominica are wonderful. We hiked with Caso and his family, who are wonderful, and spent time at Keepin it Real, eating, swimming and snorkeling. Embrace the driving opportunity, there are numerous beaches, hikes and sites to explore…very much worth the drive.

The TreeTops cottage has everything you need: location, dishes, bedding and the cool night breeze!

  • Review Submitted: 02/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canterbury UK
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I have just had the most amazing trip to Dominica. I adored this cute cottage. Up in the trees but easy to access. I loved the peaceful moments just watching the yachts sail by and the birds in the trees twittering away. We tried to get home every evening for the sunsets on the deck. Treetops has been set up with everything you would need. Nice bedding and towels. Loved the hot shower (unusual for Dominica). We were met by Sun a local guy who made us very welcome. He mentioned his Son did a boat ride in Toucari which we took and snorkelling back across the reef was one of our highlights. We also visited Cabrits and the Indian river and the drive in volcano. Well worth doing. If you are looking for a romantic piece of paradise this is it.

  • Review Submitted: 24/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southampton, UK
5

Just the best!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was such a find. It's beautiful, easy to live in, wonderfully constructed and perfectly located. I felt like this was our perfect Caribbean hideaway! We stayed in 3 different places on the island and the others didn't come close. I sincerely cannot recommend Treetops enough. Plus the village, the snorkeling and the locals are all great. Son and Caso looked after us royally - Caso taking us on a brilliant boat trip. Thanks Kate from us both for a truly memorable adventure. Andrew and Elaine

  • Review Submitted: 24/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Damage Deposit AU$262.1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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