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NEW! - AUGUST 2011


 Petrini Layou
November 2012 update:   until further notice
only the Annex (bedsit apartment) is available

            near the mouth of the Layou River, Hillsborough, mid west coast

Brief Description:   Petini Layou is a newly completed (2011) guest cottage situated in a forest clearing on a large private estate near the estuary of Dominica's longest river. The Layou River valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty along which, at weekends and public holidays, both locals and visitors like to picnic and swim. The building comprises a small Annex - bedsit apartment at the front and the remainder is a spacious open plan self contained cottage. The owner currently resides in the main cottage and the Annex is available for short term rentals of minimum stay 1 week. Attractive finishes include tiled floors throughout. Rear door opens onto a covered outdoor patio with table and chairs. Opening windows with insect screens and security bars. The bathroom has a hot water shower. There is no TV, but there is a selection of dvd's to watch on your laptop pc along with WiFi internet. Telephone is available for receiving calls only (cellphones may also be hired with most vehicle rentals). For anyone not taking a vehicle rental at the airport, pick up may be arranged upon request. In the event of utility problems there is a stand-by generator and rainwater storage tank. The access road is unsurfaced and requires a 4 wheel drive vehicle (which we can arrange for you to collect at the airport or ferry dock on arrival in Dominica). A quiet and secluded setting where the only sounds you will hear are those of the birds, frogs and crickets. No children under age 18. This venue is intended for romantic couples, writers, artists, musicians or business people seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of our hectic lifestyles. Maid service twice a week. Though there is a disused quarry in the vicinity it is not visible from the cottage. A good central location, convenient for exploring the entire island - Melville Hall Airport 50 minutes, Roseau 20 minutes. Nearby attractions include wacky Rollers treetops adventure park and river tubing on the Layou River. The popular beach at Mero Village is just a 5 minute drive north and 5 minutes beyond that is Salisbury Beach where scuba diving can be arranged with the East Carib Dive Club. The east coast can be reached via the Layou Valley road and Portsmouth is a 40 minutes drive north, passing on the way the turn off to Syndicate Forest on the western slopes of our highest mountain, Morne Diablotin (4,774 ft.) and Picard Beach. Approaching Portsmouth is the Indian River National Park and beyond Portsmouth is the Cabrits peninsular - a National Park with nature trails and the historic Fort Shirley - and surrounded by a Marine National Park.

Comments:     Excellent value. Privacy and solitude. Great central location.
Rates (US$):  fully inclusive
               per day (min. stay 7 days)
               no children under age 18 years

    Annex bedsit ap't for 1 or 2 persons  $70.00
    Main Cottage                          unavailable
WiFi internet is available for any guests with their own laptop pc

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contact us by email < Click here to book Petini Layou

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Petini Layou - forecourt and entrance

Annex - bedsit apartment

Annex covered patio

Main Cottage (currently unavailable)

Petini Layou - SW corner

Petini Layou - rear

Petini Layou - kitchen

Petini Layou - from kitchen

Petini Layou - Lounge + Dining

Petini Layou - Bedroom area

Petini Layou - interior general view

Petini Layou - bathroom

Petini Layou - covered BBQ with outdoor furniture

Petini Layou - patio at night

Petini Layou - sunset over nearby Layou River


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more examples of private, furnished accommodation available for short term holiday rental
-Coffee River Cottages, NE Dominica - US$100 per night for 2 persons--Hodges View Cottage, currently unavailable--North East - Sunrise Gardens, Calibishie, from US$80 per night--La Tye Cottage, Woodford Hill, near Calibishie, NE Dominica - from US$60.00 per night--North West - 2 bed cottage with sea view - available again from 1st June 2015-
-Salisbury, mid west coast, 2 bed apartment from US$60.00 per night--3 bedroomed villa from US$65 per night--mid west coast, 3 bed oceanfront villa near dive centre from US$75 per night--Mero, mid west coast 3 bed apartment from US$75 per night--Mero, mid west coast 2 bed accommodation for max 5 persons 65 per night-
1 + 2 bed apartments, mid west coast, from US$80 per night--cottage annex on private estate, mid west coast - US$70 per night--Tranquility in style - in the cool, forested mountains.--South West - 4 bed villa from US$160 per night--South West 4 bed villa from US$160 per night-
Martin's Suite, Morne Daniel US$105.00 per night--Springdale Apartments, Morne Daniel from US$80.00 per night--3 bed villa, Canefield East, from US$70 per night--2 bed apartment, Roseau Valley, from US$50 per night--1 bed country eco cottage only US$120 per night-
East Coast Region - 2 bed cottage from US$60 per night--Sisserou Lodge - in the hills behind Roseau US$175 per night--Comfort House, near 3 dive centres, SW Dominica - from US$85 per night--Angie's Hideaway near 3 dive centres, SW Dominica, from US$80.00 per night--South West, 2 bed villa near 3 dive centres from US$70.00 per night-
Soufriere Bay - waterfront cottage - from US$60 per night--Garvin's Apartment - 1 bed apartment, Scotts Head, US$50 single, US$60 double--Scotts Head - 1 bed apartment from US$50 per night--Scotts Head - bedsit US$55, 2 bed apartment US$80 per night--2 bed apartment, Scotts Head, from US$70.00 per night-
most of the above offer attractive discounts for extended stays. Click on image for rates, details

Where to stay in Dominica - island-wide accommodation

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