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Mango Lodge

Beach cottage with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in Roseau, Dominica

From £668 per week

Cottage to rent in Roseau, Dominica

  • Cottage
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Near beach
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • Washing machine

Cottage overview - owner's description

A taste of the real Caribbean. A big open wooden cottage with local hardwood shutters and no windows, just numerous large openings onto the surrounding half acre of fruit and flower gardens.

Mango Lodge is the perfect place for discovering the beauty and wonders of this unspoilt nature island. Situated on the hillside just a few minutes’ walk from the village and bay, Mango Lodge nestles in a sea of green with a sense of seclusion but not isolation.

This traditionally styled, cottage is situated on the hillside in the centre of Toucari Bay views of the sparkling Caribbean Sea and the lush mountains. Hand built in 2002 the structure is local timber cut by chainsaw with wooden sidings and cool tiled floors. You will feel like you have stepped into a real Caribbean house when you enter this airy, sunlight-filled cottage.

Toucari bay is the first safe anchorage on Dominica for vesssels coming from the north. From the sea there is a small beach and then the coconut palm lined coast road. Behind the road are the 40 or so dwellings of the village and right on the road are the 3 brightly painted 'Rum Shops'. These act as both convenience stores for life's essentials, bars serving local rums and the national beer - Kubuli - and simple local grilled food.

Here is where you can meet the real people of Dominica, hang out like a local and try some barbeque fish right on the beach.

Reviews

This cottage has 8 verified reviews.

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7 out of 8 people recommend staying here

Couple from Montreal, Canada Feb 2017

There are many things we liked about the rental, our favourite being the huge deck, with two large, very comfortable sofas. We set up our laptop on the table there, and the internet connection was fast and never failed. Being covered, the porch is ideal even when it's pouring, but it's open enough that you don't feel closed in, and you have a great view of the surroundings... We like to hike and go to the beach, so we were gone most of the day, every day, and the terrace was a welcome spot to have dinner in the evening (very few, if any, mosquitoes).
The house itself is pleasant and well-appointed. The bed is very comfortable and the sheets of excellent quality. You don't need air conditioning as there are lots of windows with a lovely breeze coming through. The water pressure in the shower is good. We missed having a TV, but appreciated having a washing machine and dish washer. There is a long clothesline just outside the door, and clothes dry surprisingly quickly.
You can find good local fruits and vegetables from street vendors, and grilled chicken on Fridays, but the grocery stores are poorly stocked. Don't bother trying to find a decent bottle of wine anywhere.
The location was ok, but not great for our needs. There are a few areas you can walk to, you can even walk the 7 km. to Portsmouth (although there's a killer hill on the way) or you can catch a local bus in Toucari to take you to Portsmouth if you want to transfer to another bus and go on further. The bus routes are limited though, and the buses are few and far between, which makes getting around difficult and time-consuming. There are no nice beaches in the Toucari area, so if you like spending time at the beach, I would suggest renting in the Calibishie area on the north-east side of the island. Taxis here are very expensive, and even if you agree on a price beforehand, you might be in for a surprise. Know also that there's a departure tax when leaving the island, payable in cash only.

Family from Broadalbin, New York, United Kingdom Feb 2017

Hello Andrew,
We were very pleased with the Mango Lodge and hope to come aging sometime soon. The cottage was very comfortable, the view, the breeze, your service and team of additional people for excursions and the Toucari area were lovely, the only thing I would change would be a longer stay!
One small suggestion, invest in better pots and pans!!
Sincerely,
Brenda Dwyer

Reply from Andrew

Thank you Brenda for your lovely review. And OK, yes you're right, time to buy new pots and pans. I'll get that done this weekend!

Family from Longueuil, Canada Aug 2016

This place is amazing! A true vacation retreat! We loved the place and the people's working around. The beach, the little restaurant at the beach, the view on the terrace. Toucari Bay is a hidden gem in Dominica and you can go around Roseau very easily in a one hour ride. We're gonna come back!

Couple from Norman Wells, Canada Jul 2016

My wife and I spent a very enjoyable eight days at this property in late July, 2016.
The bungalow is well situated on a hill, some 4-5 minutes walk from the beach, amid very lush, tropical surroundings.
We awoke each morning to the sounds of birds, insects and the local roosters.
We found the property clean and well equipped with all the necessities.
A vehicle (preferably 4x4) is a must, if you want to explore the island.
The neighbour/caretaker was very congenial and his sons took us snorkelling over a nearby sunken wreck.
We did find the main bedroom somewhat warm at night and so we purchased a fan.
However, we gifted it to the caretaker upon our departure.
The only improvement I can think of would be to install a fan in the master bedroom.
There is a lot to see and do all over the island and we found the people friendly and helpful.
There are lots of restaurants within a 10 or 15-minute drive, and there is a well-stocked IGA about 12 minutes away.
I have no hesitation in recommending the Mango lodge to any prospective travellers to this idyllic island.

Reply from Andrew

Thank you Seamus for this kind review. A new ceiling fan is now installed in the master bedroom.

Couple from Chevilly Larue, France Mar 2016

Une magnifique propriété, merveilleusement bien équipée et d'accès facile. Nous n'avions pas vraiment envie d'en partir.

Family from Tervuren , Belgium Aug 2015

Great place to live a true dominican experience! Confort and style in a remote place in the middle of beautiful nature.


1 other review

Elena Dec 2014

Andrew thank you very much for great Mango Lodge! We had a great time there! House is beautiful and very comfortable. Beautiful relaxing view! We had lot of amazing experiences: parrots 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 helpful people there! This was our first time at Dominica but surely not the last! Thank you very much! Best regards Elena & 4 boys :-) PS: We "met" 4 mosquitos for all time - absolutely no problem with that.

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Location

This cottage is:

200m from the nearest beach 200m from the nearest bar 1km from the nearest restaurant 6km from the nearest supermarket 36.7km from Melville Hall Airport

Local activities

Swimming 200m

Sights and attractions

Local food market 3km

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Outside this cottage in Roseau, Dominica
This cottage is near the beach. It has a balcony, a garden and a sea view. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 27 July 2017

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 1 June 2017 - 31 May 2018: the minimum stay is 3 nights.

Long stay discounts

  • Arrive between 1 May - 30 November and receive £91.30 off if the booking is for 7 days or more.
  • Arrive between 1 May - 30 November and receive £182.59 off if the booking is for 14 days or more.
  • Arrive between 1 May - 30 November and receive £273.89 off if the booking is for 21 days or more.
  • Arrive between 30 November - 16 December and receive £213.02 off if the booking is for 14 days or more.
  • Arrive between 1 December - 30 April and receive 12% off if the booking is for 28 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Extras

Compulsory

  • Additional charge for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th guest

    £15.22 per night for each additional person if there are more than 2 people, paid with booking

Facilities

Bedrooms

2 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 double bed, 1 single bed

There is also 1 single sofa bed in living room

Bathrooms

1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Entertainment

Internet / WiFi

General

Living area seats 8, Dining area seats 6, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Parking, Private garden, Sea view

Suitable for

Children, Infants

Andrew

Average rating from 8 reviews

Private Owner From Blackpool, United Kingdom Member since Nov 2014

Past bookings: 38 bookings

Response rate: 50%

Response time: within 2 hours

Last logged in: 19 days ago

Number of properties: 1

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