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Hideaways-FouFou Handcrafted Cottage w Sea Views

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Hideaways Private cottages are uniquely designed with ample privacy & quality personalized service.
King size comfort perfect for two. Naturally ventilated for maximum relaxation surrounded by nature.
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
Hideaways is a unique, handcrafted cottage built with local stone & sustainably harvested hardwoods nestled on the tropical hillside with gorgeous seaviews & mountain breezes. This eco-friendly, getaway has two levels with a comfortable king room with ensuite modern bath above and kitchenette & large verandah below. This is quiet, relaxing sanctuary yet is conveniently located to shopping, restaurants, beaches, water sports , parks & sites. Optional meals can be arranged of delicious, traditional cuisine of Dominica, as well as tours, referrals & tons of friendly advice!
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
One non-exploring infant or one child over the age of 10 may accompany the parents who accept full responsibility /liability. $20/night fee for optional cot. Please ask any necessary questions and permission before booking to insure that this is your ideal holiday lodging.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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Meet the host
Jennifer L
Hosting since February 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live on site with our two friendly dogs and another guest cottage a discrete distance away, private but immediately available for assistance.
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Reviews (15)
Brad Carson
Brad Carson
8 contributions
Our trip was cut short by 2 days due to a canceled flight and we were generously upgraded to the large treehouse studio unit for our remaining 2 days. Jenn and Crispin were helpful, arranging dinner recommendations and a hiking guide. The breakfasts were delivered to our room and were beautiful and delicious featuring fresh and local ingredients. The studio was well appointed and comfortable with great views and a real sense of being out in the jungle. You should be aware that to get to the lodge you need to drive up a 1/3 mile rocky, rutted, narrow, steep, winding, dirt “road”. You’ll want to minimize the number of times a day that you go up and down. Also, a 4 wheel drive vehicle is a must. Getting your luggage up to the guest rooms from the parking area and back is quite an effort. Crispin will assist if he is around. Portsmouth has very little to offer, there are no great beaches in this part of the island, and the best hikes are a long and treacherous drive away.
Visited February 2022
Written February 22, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

musiclover48
musiclover48
New York City, NY3 contributions
My son and I stayed here a couple of years ago and loved it. Then it was struck down by the hurricane (was it Maria?) and Crispin and Jennifer had to rebuild. I'm SO SO happy to see that its back to its extraordinary self and even better, if that's possible!
Visited March 2017
Written January 1, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sara Jane D
Sara Jane D
Harrisburg, PA2 contributions
From the warm welcome up until the end of the trip, we had the perfect vacation thanks to our hosts, Jennifer and Crispin. First, it is clear that attention to details went into the crafting of the cottage. We were so comfortable during our stay. The cottage is nestled into the mountain, providing beautiful views of the island. The natural elements were incorporated into the construction of the comfortable cottage. In the mornings we greeted the day with a delicious breakfast and warm beverage delivered to us. Jennifer is an excellent chef. Several days we opted to take advantage of the optional dinner service. We were never disappointed. Jennifer took into consideration our food preferences and was able to take the island's fresh ingredients to prepare unforgettable meals. Our hosts also provided excellent dining suggestions on the island. Jennifer and Crispin know the island and provided us with daily adventures, taking into consideration our preferences and abilities. We learned so much about this island's environment and we came to appreciate the area. Their love of their island and what it has to offer was evident. Prior to the trip, Jennifer maintained contact, answering all our questions and sending valuable information to help us narrow down the many activities available. For instance, she was able to find a place for us to go horseback riding in the rainforest. There is so much to do in the area and we were able to fill our days exploring. But, we could have comfortably spent a day in our cottage enjoying the scenery. We came to feel quite at home with Jennifer and Crispin and I think of them and their beautiful island often. I can't wait to get back and give the newer cottage a try!
Visited October 2016
Written July 23, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
jkslewis
jkslewis
We would love to see you again for another adventure!
Written July 24, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Geoff
Geoff
Avignon, France3 contributions
I enjoyed the place ! It's really hide in the Forest but the view is great. Dominica is really beatifull and from this house you can visit easily the island. The renters are very sympathic we discoverded lot's of Things with their advices ! Thanks
Visited July 2017
Written July 23, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
jkslewis
jkslewis
Come visit Hideaways again very soon! So much exploring and new discoveries for your next trip.
Written July 25, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

thomas k
thomas k
Lucerne, Switzerland13 contributions
Just perfect! We spent one week at Jennifer and Crispin’s place. The bungalow has a wonderful terrace and the kitchen is well equipped. The comfortable bedroom and bath in the upper part leave nothing to be desired. The view is spectacular, and you are surrounded by tropical vegetation and lots of birds. Jennifer and Chrispin take really care of their guests and always stand by to answer questions, to organise excursion, to recommend restaurants etc. We also learned a lot about the island and its inhabitants. Their two dogs have won our heart as well. If you like, they organise individual trips and accompany you. (We spent a wonderful day with Crispin at the Middelham Falls and Hotsprings.). If you don’t want to go out or cook in the evening, Jennifer prepares absolutely delicious meals for you, with local products only. They also showed us the newly built second bungalow, which stands at some distance from the first one. It is a huge open room, but sheltered from wind and rain, with sleeping and seating accommodation, and a kitchen. Absolutely fantastic as well and furnished with great care. Thank you so much, Jennifer and Crispin, for everything. We’ll be back!
Visited January 2017
Written May 31, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

danajallen
danajallen
Waterbury, VT3 contributions
Jennifer and Crispin have one of the best spots on the whole island - quiet, secluded, but just minutes from Portsmouth. You get to live in a tree-house style condo, they make you amazing fruit and bread every morning for breakfast, it's always super clean, and you wake up to the sun and the sound of birds chirping in the morning. Plus, they know all the great local spots in Portsmouth and beyond, so can basically be your tour guides for the island. They really helped us out picking great stuff to see and do in Dominica which is key, because there's a TON of stuff to do. It was always amazing to have such a nice spot to come home to at the end of the day.
Visited May 2017
Written May 26, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sonja S
Sonja S
2 contributions
Wir hatten ein eingenes Haus, das von den Vermietern selbst gebaut wurde. Die Wohnküche befindet sich draußen. Man hat hier einen super schönen Blick über die Berge bis zum Meer. Schlafzimmer und Bad sind einge Etage höher. Das Frühstück von Jennifer ist sehr lecker. Die beiden waren auch sehr hilfsbereit bei Fragen zu Ausflügen etc. Man braucht unbedingt einen Jeep um dorthin zu gelangen. Ist etwas außerhalb.
Visited May 2017
Written May 19, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jacquelinelee77
jacquelinelee77
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution
This vacation rental is near Portsmouth, very close to beaches and the city. Absolutely amazing location, beautiful handcrafted condo's in the trees. This was my absolute favourite place to stay in Dominica, and actually in any place I have every travelled. The owners are fantastic people, they make your stay an experience and treat you like they were hosting family or friends. Everything was very clean and top notch. I can't wait to go back here :) this was my favourite part of my whole trip to Dominica!!
Visited January 2016
Written May 8, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
jkslewis
jkslewis
It was fate that we met that day and were able to share our piece of Paradise with you. Come back very soon!
Written May 10, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Diane
Diane
Alta, WY8 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Jennifer and Crispin and would echo what others have said in their reviews. We loved being up in the hills watching the birds fly around the tree tops. We enjoyed the fresh herbal tea and fruit and homemade treats each morning. The rooms were spotless and wonderfully decorated--Jennifer could be an interior designer along with her baking skills. The landscaping and uniquely crafted cabin was also a highlight. Cripsin and Jennifer are both a great vibe and super helpful with ideas for things to see and do. We hope we are lucky enough to return and stay here again as this is a special place with wonderful hosts. Thank you for sharing your oasis with us!
Visited April 2017
Written May 6, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
jkslewis
jkslewis
You are welcome to return any time. We look forward to that day!!!
Written May 10, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Roy W
Roy W
20 contributions
What a fabulous place to stay. Jenn & Crispin are the most welcoming of hosts with fresh breakfast offerings every day and pleny of advice about what to do and where to visit. You need a robust vehicle to make it up the road but it's worth the effort to get away from it all. It's a 15 min drive down to town and beaches etc. Our lodgings were comfortable and well appointed. The dogs were friendly & lovable which added to our enjoyment. Jenn is a wonderful cook if you want to 'stay home' for an evening meal. We would love to return for another stay....
Visited February 2017
Written March 2, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
Balcony
Ceiling Fans
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Private Yard
Safe
Secure Parking
Staffed Property
Stove
Terrace
Towels Provided
Water Views
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
Tibay is a tiny village just south of Portsmouth. Hideaways is a quiet cottage nestled on the tropical hillside above, a short drive up a rugged country road that winds through a field of Lemongrass. Explore the expansive grounds with Pergola, Hammock Grotto, Fire Pit and the expanding flower & organic vegetable Gardens! Pets live onsite with the owners and animal lovers are welcome. Conveniently located just 1 km south of the restaurants, shops, Wi-Fi and nightlife of Portsmouth. Enjoy being surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature but close to beaches, dining and local markets.
Getting around
To discover Dominica properly guests must rent a Jeep before arrival so they are free to explore anywhere & anytime!
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Hideaways-FouFou Handcrafted Cottage w Sea Views

Hideaways-FouFou Handcrafted Cottage w Sea Views is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

Hideaways-FouFou Handcrafted Cottage w Sea Views has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Hideaways-FouFou Handcrafted Cottage w Sea Views has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Hideaways-FouFou Handcrafted Cottage w Sea Views must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.