Let me express my overwhelming satisfaction with our stay in Dominica. Winston, Whitley and I had a blast! Staying at Coffee River Cottage for our first and last nights as you recommended was a wise choice. The accommodation there was charming, Sandra and Stephen were great hosts, very helpful and cordial, the beautifully landscaped grounds and the river....nature at its best. Casablanca was excellent for getting around to other parts of the island and the accommodation there also surpassed what we had anticipated. The view of the sea and the beautiful sunsets from that ridge was a plus. It was a pleasure meeting Ivor, very friendly. On behalf of my family I thank you for your excellent service and special thanks for the vehicle rental. You helped to make our stay on the island a comfortable one and I've already recommended your service and website to others. We will definitely be returning in the near future and will require your services again, hopefully sooner than later. Give my regards to Cecily and thank her for her helpful recommendations. Winston and I have a very keen interest in acquiring property on the island.
Thanking you again and keep up the good work.
Regards, Kathy-Ann Clarke, Barbados
The fact that you are looking at this site pre-empts my need to expand on the wonderful nature
More to the point is where you might decide to settle and sleep after your day exploring the island.
I have been coming to
The panoramic views along the West Coast from the garden at sunset takes some beating and you have plenty of time to wake up in the morning before the sun pops its head up from behind the hills beyond
Should you decide on an early morning swim the beach at Mero is second to none and
Even if you decide to have a lazy day at
After the glorious sunset the fireflies begin their display around the balcony to compliment the emerging stars and when all has finally settled into the night the reassuring sound of the lapping waves below you lulls you to sleep.
Should you need any advice on any aspect of Dominica Colin and Cecily who live just around the corner are a telephone call away for advice or recommendation with their vast experience of the island having lived out here for some 15 years.
So.... what are you waiting for!!!
Paul Hyldon, December 2011
Dominica is the ideal place for us to be, because we both love nature (the natural environment of Dominica is superb). One of Dominica's many great assets is it's clean water. Visiting Dominica has made us want to be a part of such a peaceful and pristine country and one with such wonderful people. Getting to meet your family was tremendous and it reminded us of our observations and experiences when we first visited Dominica in 2009. For Lily and myself it would have been ideal to have met you both in 2010 and purchased property through Safe Haven. I must say I did get a lot of valuable information (and still do) on Dominica from the Safe Haven website.
at Casablanca was great
for us as we found the
residence to be central
to every part of
Dominica and most
important - clean,
Sitting and looking at
the ocean and observing
the ships and fishing
activity taking place
was very relaxing (my
binocular was a great
asset). We enjoyed the
beach below the cottage
and also the walk to the
wonderful beach in the
village of Mero. The
trip that you planned
day in the hills beside
the river will always be
relaxing). Our afternoon
at DOMFESTA was
we got to sample a bit
of Dominica's culture.
am planning another
Dominica soon to meet
with our builder
and intend to stay
again at Casablanca. I
will be getting in
you when I have a
clearer picture as to
the time I can be
Looking forward to be there soon.
Good afternoon Colin,
What did we think of Dominica? The island is a very beautiful place, we loved the vegetation, the rivers, waterfalls and valleys. It was really good to see crops growing that we haven't seen before i.e. banana, cocoa, coffee, sugar cane, pineapple, mango, coconuts (there were others we had no idea what they were). The rivers were so clear and we are always up for a good waterfall...Middleham was probably the most impressive that we saw. We did lots of snorkelling - the water was really clear most of the time with visibility about 30 - 40 meters. The people we found almost without exception to be friendly and helpful. People in the rural areas seemed to be the most friendly and even as we drove past would say hello or something similar (even when carrying the national all purpose tool...the machete). When we were walking one day we stopped to talk to a person who had obviously been working on the land and he immediately gave us some Grapefruit and refused to take anything for them.
The accommodation that we got though your good self was really good. Nelista (Cherry Orchard Apartment) was a really nice person and made us most welcome. The accommodation was great too. We would recommend it to friends. Ivor's place (Casablanca) is an ideal location and had everything that we wanted. We would go back there again (and to Nelista's). I know that Ivor went out of his way to ensure that we had our own undisturbed space. The pricing of the accommodation was good and the vehicle we had did the job and on some of the steep and rough roads the 4 wheel drive was very good.
Thanks for your help and assistance. Nigel
Just wanted to provide you with our
thoughts on our
recent stay in Dominica… Discovering Dominica has
truly been a
experience; from the moment we flew into
Melville Hall, arrived at the
moved on to the west coast to “Casablanca” and then
on to Calabishie we
thoroughly enjoyed each and every day.
Tim and Shelley Mooney
I am sorry that it has taken so long to respond to your e-mail. We loved Dominica. My children are still begging to go back so I am sure we will return. We spent a week on the Island, but we would have preferred to have had more time. We could not take part in any of the tours for this reason - we took the dive class for a week. Next time! The accommodation was fine and we would love to book it again.
All in all we fell in love with the island and hope it stays just the way it is. After having the small talk with you on your veranda, I often think that it would be a great idea to follow suit -- pack it all up here and leave this rat race. I hope you and your family are doing well. We really do want to come back and will definitely contact you for our arrangements. It was a pleasure working with you to plan our trip and of course you were very helpful!
Just a quick note to thank you very
Thanks again - it was a pleasure to meet you and I would have no hesitation in recommending your services.
Adam & Clare
contact us by email or tel: (767) 449 6233
P.O. Box 1639, Roseau,
Commonwealth of Dominica,