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Quiet cottage in scenic area, yet close to Roseau

SuperhostGiraudel, Saint George Parish, Dominica
Casa de campo inteira hospedado por Bob
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Cashew is a cozy, well-appointed cottage overlooking the Caribbean from Morne Anglais, a 15 minute drive from the island's capital. It's a tranquil place where you can refresh your body & your spirit surrounded by a verdant, organic landscape; chirping birds; Caribbean sunsets; caressing breezes; and two welcoming, on-site hosts who can get you situated, answer your questions, let you be. There's a writer's nook, veranda and deck. It's a great base of operations for your Dominica adventure.

O espaço
Cashew Cottage is a perfect getaway for recharging your batteries, writing, reflecting, planning, or for launching your exploration of 'The Nature Island.' Snorkeling, diving, hiking, waterfalls, hot springs, and whale-watching are some of the many attractions within half an hour’s drive.

Given its elevation of 1,300 feet, the tidy, comfortable cottage stays mild throughout the year with temperatures ranging from the upper 60's in the evening to mid 80's during the day. There is almost always a breeze. No need for air conditioning! Even in August - the hottest month - those mountain breezes, sometimes complemented by a ceiling fan, bring comfortable nights.

For hikers, Cashew is 15 minutes up the mountainside to Giraudel, the village linked to the Waitukubuli National Trail and the gateway for climbing Morne Anglais, one of the island's tallest mountains. For other explorations, you can contact a neighbor who operates one of Dominica's premier tour companies - Experiences Caribbean - and is available to help you explore the island, or you can set out on your own. Having a rental car will provide mobility so you can visit Dominica's sights, explore Roseau's attractions (including restaurants) and/or purchase groceries at supermarket in the nearby coastal village of Loubiere or in Roseau so you can take advantage of the fully-equipped kitchen in the cottage.

If your inclination is like Cashew's owner, a retired American professor who has done some of his best writing, thinking, and course planning in the cottage's peaceful environment, you can simply stay put, using the cottage's writer's nook and WiFi. And, oh yes, Cashew has also hosted quite a few couples - some on their honeymoon - who simply want to get off life's expressway onto an off ramp of calm, quiet time. Cashew is perfect for that!

Unless you already know the area, it is recommended that you arrive from the airport or seaport via taxi as opposed to navigating the narrow, twisting roads on your own, especially in the dark. In advance of your arrival (or after you arrive), you can arrange for a car rental. Most local companies, including the recommended Valley Car Rental, will bring your vehicle to you at the cottage.
When you arrive, your on-site hosts, who live in another cottage just down the hill, will greet you and help you settle in. Cashew will be cleaned before and after each stay, as well as once a week for those staying longer. Coffee, tea, and other basic goods await you when you arrive.

The cottage is powered by a 220V system, using the square pin plugs favored in the UK. There is, however, one, 110V flat pin plug at the cottage, along with a 220V power strip with four plug adapters that can be used to charge your devices.

Acesso do hóspede
Guests have access to the entire cottage and grounds

Outras observações
FIRST ARRIVAL AT CASHEW: Although Google Maps shows Cashew's location and provides directions from Roseau to Giraudel, your GPS may not lead you directly to Cashew. At the time of your booking, however, I will provide you with detailed instructions for how to get to the cottage, particularly if you are planning to drive to the cottage after you arrive. I recommend, however, that you consider taking a taxi to the cottage for your initial arrival and then, if you are planning to self-drive, have a rental vehicle brought to you at the cottage subsequently. Valley Rent-a-Car will be happy to serve you, especially if you reserve your car on line in advance of your visit.Email: valley@cwdom.dm or check www.valleyrentacar.com.

THIRD GUEST AND SOFA BED: Cashew is best used by one or two guests. The bedroom contains two XL full beds. There is a sofa bed available, however, in the living room. This could be useful in the case where parents are accompanied by a child older than 4 years old who would prefer to have his or her own sleeping space, or for a guest with accessibility needs. Please advise at the time of booking if you are interested in this option.

EATING UPON ARRIVAL, INCLUDING A CATERED MEAL: There will be some dry goods available upon your arrival to provide you with a simple meal, as well as something to start you in the morning, at no extra charge. If you would prefer a catered Caribbean meal upon arrival, contact in advance of your departure Cashew's neighbor Daria Eugene (Whats App: 767-617-5827 or www.experiencescaribbean,com) to arrange that. Daria will be happy to treat you to a delicious meal when you arrive and more meals during your stay.

HOUSE MANUAL AND GUIDE: A house manual is in the cottage for your perusal and reference. Tourism materials are available in a wall-mounted rack next in the writer's nook.

CAR RENTAL AND TAXI: The recommended car rental company for Cashew is Valley Rent-a-Car, see above for contact info. Dominica has many taxi companies, most of which have a presence at the airport and in Roseau. I call upon Miguel, who has a private service, for dependable service. His Whats App number is: 767-617-3806. Younis Taxi Service has brought guests to Cashew on many previous occasions: 767-448-2470. Another service to check on is Mally's Taxi and Tours Service, 64 Cork St: 767-235-3114. There is also The Master Taxi and Tours which advertises 24 - 7 availability (767-295-8931 or 767 316-9901). These taxi companies are on the internet.

TOURING
Michael Eugene, the owner/operator of Experiences Caribbean, can arrange tours for you. Micheal's wife, Daria, works with him, hosting at her home visitors from cruise ships and local hotels for Dominica cuisine tours. Michael can arrange your rainforest hike, spa tour, Kalinago culture tour, snorkling and visits to Dominica's natural and historical sites. Michael and Daria are a five minute walk from Cashew. Their contact numbers (Whats App and local) are: 767-616-5827 (Michael) and 767-617-5827 (Daria). The Experiences Caribbean website is: www.experiencescaribbean.com. Email is: jtasexperience@gmail.com. Just tell Michael or Daria that you will be at Cashew!

SNORKELING,
Try Champagne beach, 20 minutes drive south along the west coast, or Scott's Head, the southernmost point.

SCUBA
Contact Fort Young, 448.5000

YOGA
Contact Fort Young 448.5000

CANYONING
Extreme Dominica, 285.9136

WHALE WATCHING
Dive Dominica, 448.8710

BARS/RESTAURANTS
Le Petit Paris, Bayfront; Fort Young, Bayfront; The Old House, Castle Street; The Greenhouse, opposite Whitchurch IGA; Cozy Niche, Independence Street; Drop Anchor/Gracie's, Citronnier Newtown; Fishport, Pointe Michel; All Nations Restaurant, Newton. And try any of the local bars in Roseau or when driving around. Many of these places have good WiFi.

GROCERY SHOPPING
Green's Supermarket in Loubiere is recommended. In Roseau: S-Mart, across the Roseau River, past Pottersville and near the port, has parking. Supermarkets in Roseau have street parking: Whitchurch/IGA, Old Street; Astaphan's, George V; Fresh Market, Bayfront; ACS, High Street (7-11).

BANKS/CASHPOINTS
First Caribbean, Old Street; Republic Bank, Hillsborough Street. ATM machines are most commonly available at the banks.

PARKS
Botanical Gardens, Roseau. See the parrots, or an occasional cricket match

HOT SPRINGS
Papillote, Trafalgar; Ti Kwen Glo Cho, Wotten Waven. Try the rum.
Cashew is a cozy, well-appointed cottage overlooking the Caribbean from Morne Anglais, a 15 minute drive from the island's capital. It's a tranquil place where you can refresh your body & your spirit surrounded by a verdant, organic landscape; chirping birds; Caribbean sunsets; caressing breezes; and two welcoming, on-site hosts who can get you situated, answer your questions, let you be. There's a writer's nook, ve…

Tipos de cama

Espaços comuns
2 camas de casal, 1 sofá-cama

Comodidades

Wifi
Cozinha
Estacionamento incluído
Cabides
Secador de cabelo
Alarme de monóxido de carbono
Extintor de incêndio
Banheira
Detector de fumaça
Espaço de trabalho adequado para notebook

Acessibilidade

Entrando na acomodação

Sem escadas ou degraus para entrar
Caminho iluminado para entrada
Acesso sem degraus até a entrada principal

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Localização

Giraudel, Saint George Parish, Dominica

Cashew is situated at the uppermost part of a larger property called Exotica. Exotica's four acres support a variety of trees, flowering plants, and crops - all organically grown. The views from the cottage and the grounds are exquisite. Just above the cottage is Green Mountain Flowers, a nursery that was severely damaged by hurricane Maria. The neighborhood is not densely settled. All the neighbors are very nice.
Cashew is situated at the uppermost part of a larger property called Exotica. Exotica's four acres support a variety of trees, flowering plants, and crops - all organically grown. The views from the cottage a…

Hospedado por Bob

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People recognize me because I'm tall and have a pony tail. I recently retired following careers in the Federal government working in grassroots development in the Caribbean, particularly in Haiti, and from George Washington University where I was a professor in International Development Studies and International Affairs. I've a Ph.D. in Geography from McGill University in Montreal and a MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida. My BA is from The College of New Jersey in Trenton, NJ. I was born in Philadelphia. Over the years I've become a respected expert on Haiti and I speak Haitian Kreyol. I have a second home in Dominica, in the West Indies, where I was a Peace Corps Volunteer. Since Hurricane Maria left Dominica in ruins on 9/18/17 I have been flying the flag of Dominica at my home in Maryland as a token of solidarity with the battered island and its people. Finally, I enjoy sports, particularly baseball and enjoy 'shooting the breeze' - especially on my back deck when the weather permits - when others want to engage me in that particular 'sport!'
People recognize me because I'm tall and have a pony tail. I recently retired following careers in the Federal government working in grassroots development in the Caribbean, partic…
Durante sua estadia
I will be available 'electronically,' both before and during your stay, with my contact info in the house manual. Your on-site hosts will be available throughout your stay.
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Regras da casa
Check-in: 12:00 - 00:00
Não é adequado para bebês (menores de 2 anos)
Proibido fumar
Não permite animais de estimação
Não são permitidas festas ou eventos
Segurança e propriedade
Alarme de monóxido de carbono
Alarme de fumaça
Depósito de Segurança – se você danificar a acomodação, você pode receber uma cobrança de até $500