A very lovely and rustic island cottage with nice breezes and breathtaking views of the sea. A place to enjoy nature, lazy days and slow way down– a retreat. The cottage sleeps four people and is one large airy room. To reach the house from where the boat drops you off on the coast is a 10-minute uphill walk on a footpath.
The house is unique and fabulous due to it's open and airy layout and it's fantastic views of the sea. The house sleeps four people. The layout of the house is one large open room with a detached outdoor shower, kitchen and modern latrine. The sleeping and dining area is one large open studio space so there is not much privacy. Large curtains can be drawn to divide the sleeping areas but definitely do not come with people you don’t want to see you in your pajamas! There is no flush toilet at the house. To get to the latrine one must walk up a small hill that is behind the house. Fresh water is scarce on the island so a latrine was the most ecological/resource-responsible option. The latrine, however, is clean and has a toilet seat – not to mention a truly amazing view!! Go to the photo section - a photo is indeed worth a million words.
During your stay you have exclusive access to the entire house and kitchen.
Общение с гостями
Salnave Vitale is the caretaker of the house and lives on the island. He will meet you in the city of Les Cayes with the boat captain. Salnave is there to assist you during your stay. He will not hang around the house in order to give you privacy but if you need anything or have a question he is there to help you.
Другие важные подробности
The only electricity at the house is a small battery pack sufficient for charging a telephone, a portable speaker or other small electronics. Upon request Salnave Vitale, the caretaker of the house, can charge a laptop for you. We use gas lamps or solar lights. There is cellular coverage at the house for both Digicel and Natcom phones. There is no wireless internet connection at the house. To use the internet you can create your own hot-spot or go to hotels in the area.
The boat captain, the women who prepares meals at the house and the guides for the excursions are all independent entrepreneurs, which is a nice way to share the benefits of having visitors on the island with the local community.
For meals one can:
1. Cook for oneself. If you plan to cook you will have to bring the ingredients you need with you because there is not a daily market on the island. The open-air market in Madame Bernard is a 2-hour walk one-way or you can take a motorcycle for 75 HTG. The market days are: Monday and Thursday. There are basic cooking utensils available in the kitchen but it certainly is not equipped for preparing haut-cuisine.
2. Make reservations to eat at the various other hotels on the island. Prices range from $15 to $40 USD. It is best to make reservations 24 hrs. in advance because the restaurants buy the seafood each day. If you don't reserve in advance they may not have purchased the seafood.
3. Have meals at the cottage prepared by Shela Cabral. Shela can cook the meals at the cottage’s kitchen or if you want more privacy she can cook at her house and deliver the meals at an agreed upon time. She will also return to clean up after the meals. These are family style meals so please choose one option for the group. If there is something you would like to eat and it is not listed below you can request it and we will let you know if it is possible.
Cold drinks - You can get cold drinks at all of the hotels or at the Community Center. The Community Center is located at the bottom of the hill below the house; you walk by it to get to the house. The Community Center has the best prices for beer and soft drinks.
Please treat the house with love and respect, as if it were your own.