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Reviewed 2 May 2017

The ambience of the property is overall relaxing. The owners Sandra and Stephen treated us like family; very welcoming. The property is remote but peaceful. Calming atmosphere. If you are looking for a quiet retreat away from the typical tourist scene this is the place to be. Private accommodations with the ability to prepare and eat what you want vs what's on the menu. The design of the living quarters is awesome, open concept and the river on the property is a bonus. The fact that it is close to the airport was perfect. I would return to Dominica just to go off the grid for a few days. Stay overall was worth every minute.

Date of stay: April 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank lowlow52
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Coffeeriver C, Owner at Coffeeriver Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Hi there
Thank you for the kind words & a great review, reviews are important of course we can't always be a 10 ha ha we do try. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we enjoyed your company as well. That is what we are all about, social life comes to us and we do enjoy people. Most people anyway. The river is still crystal clean and clear, I just love it myself.
Our road all of 1 mile of it is now being repaired by the Government. Yeah !
We are lucky to have our own OFF THE GRID electricity, fresh water the most important things in life.
Thanks again for staying at Coffeeriver, please come again and spread the word
Cheers,
Sandra
Coffee(our dog) is still great little friend

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Ver close to the airport and very nice river for our kids to swim. Sandra and Stephen were very welcoming and helpful hosts. It is self catering and they helped us get some food before we arrived. The cottage we srayed in was very nice. A very good place to start our adventure in Dominica!

Date of stay: April 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Coffeeriver C, Owner at Coffeeriver Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Hi there
Thank you for the kind words & a great review, reviews are important of course we can't always be a 10 ha ha we do try. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we enjoyed your company as well. That is what we are all about, social life comes to us and we do enjoy people. Most people anyway. The river is still crystal clean and clear, I just love it myself.
Our road all of 1 mile of it is now being repaired by the Government. Yeah !
We are lucky to have our own OFF THE GRID electricity, fresh water the most important things in life.
Thanks again for staying at Coffeeriver, please come again and spread the word
Cheers,
Sandra
Coffee(our dog) is still great little friend

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

It has taken me far too long to write this but staying with Sandra and Stephen was a night forever remembered. Their warmth and adventure was the perfect end to my trip around Dominica, I considered myself lucky finding the perfect cottage by the river, enjoying home cooked food and lovely conversation. Located a short drive from the airport but just far enough that you feel it is a retreat. I wish I could prove my gratitude to this special couple, anyone visiting the area should add this to their to-dos. Thank you again Sandra and Stephen

Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank shervonharrison
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Coffeeriver C, Owner at Coffeeriver Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Hi there
Thank you for the kind words & a great review, reviews are important of course we can't always be a 10 ha ha we do try. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we enjoyed your company as well. That is what we are all about, social life comes to us and we do enjoy people. Most people anyway. The river is still crystal clean and clear, I just love it myself.
Our road all of 1 mile of it is now being repaired by the Government. Yeah !
We are lucky to have our own OFF THE GRID electricity, fresh water the most important things in life.
Thanks again for staying at Coffeeriver, please come again and spread the word
Cheers,
Sandra
Coffee(our dog) is still great little friend

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The accomodation is located very close to Douglas Charles airport and is convenient for late/ early flights. The hosts Stephen and Sandra are very welcoming and hospitable and go out of their way to help you including airport runs and takeaways. In addition the Wifi is quite good.

Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Coffeeriver C, Owner at Coffeeriver Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Hi there
Thank you for the kind words & a great review, reviews are important of course we can't always be a 10 ha ha we do try. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we enjoyed your company as well. That is what we are all about, social life comes to us and we do enjoy people. Most people anyway. The river is still crystal clean and clear, I just love it myself.
Our road all of 1 mile of it is now being repaired by the Government. Yeah !
We are lucky to have our own OFF THE GRID electricity, fresh water the most important things in life.
Thanks again for staying at Coffeeriver, please come again and spread the word
Cheers,
Sandra
Coffee(our dog) is still great little friend

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

We stayed at Garden View Villa for 1 month with our family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children age 11, 2.5y, and 10m). There truly is no place on earth like Dominica. Beautiful rivers, verdant rain forests, beautiful waterfalls, & diverse beaches are 2nd to none. In this place Nature is constantly moving in & will quickly reclaim anything that is not meticulously maintained.

The grounds at Coffee River Cottages are located 8-10 min drive down a VERY rough road. The road is lined by farms, & a few typical Dominican homes. As you drive along you pass goats, cattle, plaintain farms, coconut palms, & a busy body shop near the intersection with the main road. We didn't have any trouble navigating it with our four wheel drive. A well maintained concrete rd. begins at or near the Coffee River property & takes you the rest of the way to your villa. It took a few days to get used to this commute; after a week or so we barely noticed the bumps & became pros at bracing ourselves so we didn't bonk our heads on the car. I feel bad mentioning the road, because it is beyond the control of the home owners, but If you are considering staying for a while like we did you may want to factor this into your decision.

The grounds are well maintained, Stephen is a meticulous gardener & has kept nature tamed in their little corner. You will enjoy the insect orchestra performance that begins every night at dusk. Don't worry, they don't bother you with their presence - but they will sing to you all night long. The sound of the river is also soothing - and varies in intensity based on the amount of rain. The swimming hole in the river is beautiful, clean, and enjoyable to swim in. We loved spending time down there.

CONS
There is not internet service in the villas. It is available on owner front porch. The owner prefers to limit the access so as to keep expectations in line with reality when it comes to the speed of internet service in a third world country. This is only a minor inconvenience for short stays - but if you plan a longer work-n-play stay this is not a good option. I would recommend getting a data chip from Flow/Digicel and arranging for your own service.
No laundry on site and no laundry service in a close distance. For longer stays this is a considerable inconvenience.
Missing Screens. The open air concept is fine for a few days - but not for living w/ babies. Every window needs screens.

We love our hosts. They have poured their heart into CRC.

Date of stay: March 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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    • Location
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Coffeeriver C, Owner at Coffeeriver Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Hi there
Thank you for the kind words & a great review, reviews are important of course we can't always be a 10 ha ha we do try. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we enjoyed your company as well. That is what we are all about, social life comes to us and we do enjoy people. Most people anyway. The river is still crystal clean and clear, I just love it myself.
Our road all of 1 mile of it is now being repaired by the Government. Yeah !
We are lucky to have our own OFF THE GRID electricity, fresh water the most important things in life.
Thanks again for staying at Coffeeriver, please come again and spread the word
Cheers,
Sandra
Coffee(our dog) is still great little friend

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