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Book this 1 bedroom cottage in Portsmouth today! A total of 3 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a parking space and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 32 reviews.
The owner responds to 65% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar Jun 12, 2017, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Jun 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Portsmouth,-dominica Attractions
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
- Mountain Views
- Secure parking
- Balcony or terrace
- Private garden
- Shared garden
- Smoking allowed
– based on 32 reviews
- Very Good
“Cottage magique !”
Merci Marie de proposer cet endroit magique ! Nous avons beaucoup apprécié cette proximité avec la nature. Le réveil avec les oiseaux (sucriers, colibris, etc..) est un enchantement. Le coucher de soleil remplit le cottage de lumières douces et chaleureuses. Marie est accueillante et disponible. Le temps passé sur sa terrasse à boire un café reste un beau moment de partage. La situation du cottage est idéale pour visiter la partie nord de l'ile. Philippe , Nadine & Margot
“Beauty, Peace, Nature, and Views at Indigo”
My husband, 15-year old daughter and I just returned from our 9-day stay at Indigo Tree Cottage in Dominica. My heart is so filled with regret for having to leave Indigo and go home, and with awe and gratefulness for our experiences in Dominica, it may be impossible to truly capture this in words. Indigo Tree Cottage is a unique place to stay. It is located on a hillside, and open on one side to the tropical forest. Looking out from the hammock, or sitting by the small backgammon table, you see stately palm trees, flowering shrubs, bananaquits, hummingbirds, and bullfinches. Beside the cottage is a private cold water shower, and the composting toilet is just up the hill ("a loo with a view!"). Everything is beautifully decorated, including colorful paintings by owner Marie Frederick. Marie is a wonderful hostess. She is always available to answer any questions you may have, while at the same time respecting your privacy. She makes sure that the bouquets of tropical flowers and colorful leaves in the cottage are fresh. She brings tropical fruit. She invites you to her beautiful art gallery without any pressure to purchase any of her wonderful paintings. Furthermore, before ever leaving home to go on our trip to Dominica, she responded to all the questions we had in a timely fashion. Although Indigo is located in the woods, it is not far off the main road and is not difficult to reach. Furthermore, it is only about 15 minutes away from Portsmouth, the second largest town in Dominica. Portsmouth has car rentals, banks, grocery stores, black sand beaches, and restaurants. When you look at information about Dominica, it appears that the largest number of attractions are in the Roseau area (which is about one hour from Portsmouth). However, we have found many things to do and see in northern Dominica. Lastly, we have found the august temperatures in Dominica much more pleasant than in Virginia, us! Go to Indigo, and you won't be disappointed!
“Unique and amazing”
We had a wonderful time in Dominica, especially with Marie at the Indigo House. We slept in the crusoe cottage, which has everything one needs, in the middle of the nature, with birds and lots lots of fresh fruits. Marie was extremely welcoming, and we really enjoyed our stay. We did the night+dinner package, and Marie's French inspired food was just excellent, very fresh, and she really poured her heart in it, spending the whole day cooking for our dinner. Her art gallery is very neat too... The whole place is entirely homemade, mainly wood and stone, and simply unique! We definitely recommend this place :).
Response from the owner Hi Nico and Stephanie , Thanks a lot , hope to see you again one day, a bientot j espere One Love Marie
“perfect for the independent traveller”
For those wanting a down-to-earth experience on Dominica try out the Crusoe Cottage at Indigo Gallery. Its located about 3 miles inland from Portsmouth, and bus service (vans) are easily caught at the main road - a 5 minute walk from the cottage. I enjoyed the quaint little porch kitchen with its funky sink and all the fresh fruit that Marie and Clem supplied from their property, as well as the first day supply of bread, butter, rum, coffee and tea. On my first day at Indigo Marie invited me to a party in the Syndicate area. Here I saw a Sisserou parrot and met some amazing Dominican's (both expats and locals) and enjoyed some great food (including Ital food). Crusoe Cottage is basic with a comfy bed, a colorful mosquito net, intriguing wood work and a great supply of reading material. The outhouse/toilet is shared with the other cottage and has great views. The shower was 'cool' (literally - no hot water) and functional. I regret not trying out the bathtub, but perhaps on my next visit. There was an abundance of friendly birds, geckos and lizards, as well as the gentle companionship of the family's dog.
Response from the owner Thanks Shelley, You was the perfect independant traveller enjoying the atmosphere of Indigo,and I am looking forward for you to come back and try the bathtub with hibiscus and aloes .One Love Marie
“pure peace and beauty”
Marie's place is truly hard to describe. The sheer beauty of the environment, the fantastically artistic tree cottage with every piece of hand-made furniture so naturally graceful, the paintings, the fabric, the walkways, the tropical vegetation dripping everywhere, the food, Marie's hospitality, her gentle dog, the quiet sunrise behind the mountains - all of this and much, much more gave me, a world traveler, the experience I will never forget. Hats off to Marie!!!
Response from the owner thanks a lot Tamara You and Patti have been wonderful guests ,Basil has now company 'Tiger''a little puppy girl..
“is it a dream or reality?”
wooden house, nest in nature, wonderland roots but confortable excellent food, french "cordon bleu"
Response from the owner Thank you , only a little update the ''cordon bleu'' left the cooking for more time to paint and more time with my 3 grand children,and easier to diet ...
“so natural you are in rthe midle of the nature”
Just love it. the best . I had my best vacation at indigo Dominica
Response from the owner Thanks Babette ,hope to see you again
“A unique and magical experience”
I discovered Indigo after researching online for accommodation in the north of Dominica. This was my second visit to this wonderful island. I very much enjoyed my stay at Indigo, never having stayed anywhere quite like it before! I so enjoyed watching the beautiful birds feeding on the fruits that Marie had placed in half coconut shells, and the general noise of the wildlife. I felt as if I was living in the trees. The outside toilet had a view to die for, and the addition of National Geographic magazines was very welcome. Marie was kind enough to cook for me each evening, as I was on my own, without transport. She is an excellent cook, and all done on an open, wood fire. I loved being in her house, listening to some of her jazz music, or French recordings, and also chatting to Marie about her very interesting life. The wooden structures were all built by her husband, Clem, as well as the rustic furniture. There was something to catch the eye at every turn, as well as Marie's art work. I was able to walk into Portsmouth, or catch a local bus, so didn't feel isolated. Clem offered me a lift one day so the Syndicate area, so both he and Marie were helpful and accommodating.
Response from the owner thank you Maureen happy that you enjoyed the ''bird nest''which is a perfect description of the feeling in the Indigo cottage
“Unique experience in the garden of Eden.Marie is amazing, life e”
In a fast changing world where it seems every natural beautiful landscape is being developed into a Homogenous 'luxury plastic Experience' here is a place that slips you right into pristine nature providing all you need to soak up that rain forest experience.Chill in Maries 'Aviory' shes been feeding the wild birds all her life and chilling in her open lounge is mind boggling.Watch her cooking locally caught crab, fish, or yummy lobster on her open wood fire with cool jazz softly playing in the Backround (billy holiday) and slip down a home made cocktail. Spend a few hours only us 20 or a night in a bedroom on high ground above the rainforest with no walls, feeling DaT Caribbean bellowing breeze Coolin your body and warming your soul.In the morning after a home cooked breakfast observe this fabulous lady, A master painter, weaving her paint brush on canvas detailing life and the beauty of Dominica.This guys is the real deal an experience not to be missed at least once in your lifetime .Mark Enright London
Response from the owner thank you so much Mark , I ll never forget that lobsters grilled wonderful meal we did together ....hum...and sorry I does not prepare breakfast again , want to have more time to paint , different season ....
I come often to take a breack from Martinique!! I love it ... It's the only place where I feel to be like at home ! all that nature around is so peacefull ... The best place in Dominica !!! Thank you mary for what you did for us ... so sweet !! I will come back soon ...