We spent 11 days in Dominica as we wanted to split our time between both coasts. For 4 days, we spent our time on the east coast (highly recommend Mermaids Secret in Rosalie) and then had the pleasure of staying at this lovely cottage on the west coast. The photos really do not do the property (nor the surrounding area) justice! The property sits on top of tall hill, over looks the Caribbean Ocean, has pretty mountain views and is surrounded by beautiful landscaping. Rainbows were a common occurence! The inside of the cottage was clean, decorated with modern decor and the bedrooms had very comfortable bedding (the linens were top quality as well). Both bedrooms had entry ways to the outdoor patio/living room which was a great place to sit and enjoy a cocktail under a Dominica rain. The air conditioning was room controllable and worked quite well. I loved the large stone walk in shower and sure appreciated the super hot shower after a long day of hiking. We made good use of the well equipped kitchen and loved the open flow of the living room and kitchen area.
My favorie part of the cottage was the semi wrap around porch and deck. It had a covered section with awesome views of the ocean and was a great place to hang out when the rain fell. Our nights were spent on the open deck gazing out at the stars, admiring the moon shining down on the ocean and and laughing at the colorful lights inside the small pool. As much fun as we had during the day hiking the island; we equally enjoyed the evenings spent partying on the deck!
The property was very close to a local grocery, just minutes away from downtown, minutes away from an ATM, a short ride from a great little beach and very close to the road whch took you to the east coast. It was centrally located to the northern and southern tip of the island (in other words; a perfect spot!).
Luckly, the Owner was the office manager for the best car rental company on the island (Road Runner) and helped us set up rentals for 2 very reliable vehicles. She was very friendly, communicative and made the rental process a very simple one.
We are planning a return trip in 2014 and will certainly return back to this property. You will be hard pressed to find a nicer and more cost efficient rental on the west coast!