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Belle Ti Kay - Ile á Vache, Haiti
Belle Ti Kay - Ile á Vache, Haiti
4 гостя
2 кровати
1 ванная
4 гостя
2 кровати
1 ванная
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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.

Доступно гостям

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.

Предметы первой необходимости

Правила дома

Please treat the house with love and respect, as if it were your own.


6 отзыва

Профиль пользователя Alex
август 2017
Amazing setting! This house has a postcard view morning and night, and is a wonderful place to relax and explore Ile a Vache. The lack of utilities really isn't a big issue, although working the solar panel and battery is a little tricky. The shower is great. Watch out for mosquitoes--those nets plus DEET must be used religiously (as is true generally on the island). Excellent traditional Haitian meals! I would only ask for breakfast and dinner personally, since the meals are quite large. The walk uphill to the house is a little steep, so for an older or disabled person might prove challenging. 20-25 minute walk from Abaka Bay, amongst very friendly locals and beautiful hilltop vistas.

Профиль пользователя Nic
июль 2017
Spent a week at the house and loved the experience. Great food and service! Also, a very manageable amount of electricity (3-4 phones a night, plus lights, and no problems).

Профиль пользователя Amber
май 2017
This is how travel in Haiti should be - and that is coming from someone who has lived in Haiti fir nearly ten years. We were three adults and one child (2.5 years), traveling for consultations with local organizations on the island. We did not want for anything. The house is perfect - open air, open space, plenty of room for the four of us. The design of the house takes advantage of every breeze so we were never hot at night, despite the soaring temperatures of the last week. I was most nervous about the composting toilet, but even that was well done. The outdoor shower overlooking the ocean but appropriate even for modest people was just heaven. The attention to detail of every last thing in Elizabeth's house is rare. Everything is selected for locally made high quality. Salnave and Sheila were there for our every request and made delicious traditional seafood and vegetarian meals. My daughter developed a cough a few days before we arrived on the island and it got worse the first night of our stay. Salnave took us to a great children's clinic nearby and they saw my daughter right away and provided really great advice and care at the FHHH clinic. We were there for work, and Salnave helped us to organize transport across the island to our various meetings. After work, we enjoyed the picture perfect beach in front of Kay Jerome's with a couple of prestige's and a swim. We hoped to adjust our work schedule to stay a few additional days but that did not work out. Next time - which hopefully will be soon - we will plan for at least four nights. A wonderful experience all around - and my new favorite place to take a moment to just breathe it all in.

Профиль пользователя Alice
апрель 2017
Notre court séjour dans maison sur la colline a été fabuleux. La petite maison est charmante, la vue incroyable et l'île à vache un havre de paix! Merci Elizabeth et Salnave!

Профиль пользователя Raoul
август 2016
The cottage was great. We did not miss of anything. Good location near the village of Kay Kok. We had a good time on Ile a Vache. Never met the host but we communicated regularly. The guardian that takes care of things around the house is quick and responsive and made sure we had everything we needed. The house is comfortable although not as much as the nearby hotels and resorts but in our case that was a good thing. Don't forget sunscreen and mosquito repellent!!!

Профиль пользователя Denis
май 2016
We were not able to go to l Ile a Vache as the border between Haiti and the DR was closed . Elizabeth was very kind to refund our payment.

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Профиль пользователя Elizabeth
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