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NEW - MAY 2015

  Banana Lama Cottage


Location:            Newfoundland Estate, bordering Cacao River, 2 miles inland from Rosalie, mid east coast. 
Brief Description:   Andy (sea captain and engineer) and Melissa (architect and chef) have sailed the world whilst captaining the boats of others. On visiting Dominica, it was not a difficult decision for them to make to relocate and call Dominica their permanent home. Having purchased 3 acres of what was previously a banana farm in one of the most idyllic parts of the island, they set about building their home in the most ecologically friendly way possible. First they built a 1 bedroom cottage in which they have lived whilst building their main home. Both are powered by solar panels and their drinking water is piped from a natural spring on the property. Now that the main house is occupied and nearing completion, the cottage described here is available for short term rental. What makes this venue so special is the tranquil location, crystal clear river in which to bathe and the beautifully spacious and well tended garden, decorated with flowering shrubs, an array of colourful flowers, organically grown fruit and veg. The Lounge/Dining/Kitchen area is open plan and due to the privacy of the location opens onto the rear garden below. The bedroom area, however, may be made secure. Downstream is the farmer from whom they purchased, immediate neighbours upstream are an American couple who recently completed their home and beyond that is nothing but unspoilt primordial rainforest rising up to the Morne Trois Pitons National Park, which can be reached by various hiking trails. WiFi internet is available along with 110V outlets for those with North American appliances. Although the kitchen is fully equipped and has a barbecue, it may be possible to share some meals prepared by your hosts, for which there will be a charge.

Vehicle hire recommended at this location - Charles Douglas (formerly Melville Hall) Airport 1 hour, Roseau 50 minutes, Rosalie Bay 10 minutes.  We can pre-arrange for a rental vehicle to be awaiting you at the airport or the Roseau Ferry Terminal on your arrival in Dominica.

Natural attractions easily reachable by road - Carib Territory, Emerald Pool, Morne Trois Pitons hiking trail from Pont Casse, Rosalie Bay where turtles nest, SariSari Falls hike from Laplaine, Victoria Falls hike from Delices.

Room Rates (US$):
  (no add-ons for tax or service
                     per night 
1 or 2 persons       US$120.00
enjoy this special introductory rate for as long as it lasts

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BananaLama cottage entrance path

BananaLama cottage from rear garden

BananaLama cottage from rear garden path

BananaLama cottage open lounge area

BananaLama cottage open lounge dining area

BananaLama cottage kitchen

BananaLama cottage lounge + garden

BananaLama cottage garden from lounge deck

BananaLama cottage garden from lounge deck

BananaLama cottage bedroom

BananaLama cottage bedroom

BananaLama cottage bathroom

BananaLama cottage steps from kitchen + riverside bench seats

BananaLama cottage riverside bench seating

BananaLama cottage Cacao River

BananaLama cottage river bathing

BananaLama cottage- your hosts & their organic nursery

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Due to difficulties experienced with American Exress in Dominica, we
have suspended use of this facility until merchant conditions improve
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Where to stay in Dominica - island-wide accommodation
around Roseau
Roseau Valley & Laudat
mid to north
West Coast
north facing 
North East Coast
East Coast
private villas and apartments

more examples of private, furnished accommodation available for short term holiday rental
-Coffee River Cottages, NE Dominica - from US$100 per night for 2 persons--Hodges View Cottage, currently unavailable--North East - Sunrise Gardens, Calibishie, from US$80 per night--La Tye Cottage, Woodford Hill, near Calibishie, NE Dominica - from US$60.00 per night--North West - 2 bed cottage with sea view - available again from 1st June 2015-
-Salisbury, mid west coast, 2 bed apartment from US$60.00 per night--3 bedroomed villa from US$65 per night--mid west coast, 3 bed oceanfront villa near dive centre from US$75 per night--Mero, mid west coast 3 bed apartment from US$75 per night--Mero, mid west coast 2 bed accommodation for max 5 persons 65 per night-
1 + 2 bed apartments, mid west coast, from US$80 per night--cottage annex on private estate, mid west coast - US$70 per night--Tranquility in style - in the cool, forested mountains.--South West - 4 bed villa from US$160 per night--South West 4 bed villa from US$160 per night-
Martin's Suite, Morne Daniel US$105.00 per night--Springdale Apartments, Morne Daniel from US$80.00 per night--3 bed apartment near Roseau from US$80.00 per night--3 bed villa, Canefield East, from US$70 per night--2 bed apartment, Roseau Valley, from US$50 per night- -1 bed country eco cottage only US$120 per night--East Coast Region - 2 bed cottage from US$60 per night--Angie's Hideaway near 3 dive centres, SW Dominica, from US$80.00 per night--South West, 2 bed villa near 3 dive centres from US$70.00 per night--Leopold Apartment, Wallhouse from US$60 per nigh-
Soufriere Bay - waterfront cottage - from US$60 per night--Garvin's Apartment - 1 bed apartment, Scotts Head, US$50 single, US$60 double--Scotts Head - 1 bed apartment from US$50 per night--Scotts Head - bedsit US$55, 2 bed apartment US$80 per night--2 bed apartment, Scotts Head, from US$70.00 per night-
most of the above offer attractive discounts for extended stays. Click on image for rates, details

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