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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Our cottage was right on the water you walk off your porch and you could go right into the sea snorkel and swim. Best sunsetsand rainbows in the morning..Cottage was airy with ceiling fans and ac. People were just wonderful that worked there anything you needed they brought to you. This place made it such an easy transition for my...

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CarlaDominica, Director of Sales at Picard Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Larbosc, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this beautiful review of our property. We strive to make each and every visit for our guests a unique and authentic Dominican experience. We are exceptionally proud of our Team and once again we have delivered. We also notice that we didn't quite make 5/5 for areas on the...

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Lovely, well built and well-appointed, very spacious cottages set in a prime, pristine location. There may be few other places in the world where you can stay on a beach that is so calm, and soooo rich in marine life. Your staff is about the only thing that surpasses the beauty of the location. Everyone we met who works here...

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CarlaDominica, Director of Sales at Picard Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Leah, What a pleasure it is for us to open up and read your review. It is obvious that our dedication to constantly raise the standard of our property and the quality of the experience is having the positive effect we want. Such kind words about our Team are also truly appreciated, I too find it a real joy...

Livonia, Michigan
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Our cottage was very clean and simple; in the upper midwest it would be described as a rustic cabin with indoor plumbing. Large bathroom; kitchen with stove, sink and fridge. Bed was very comfortable. But the best part was outside of the cabin. Grounds, with every imanginable flower and tree, and the view from the cottage, are stunning. Snorkeled the...

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CarlaDominica, Director of Sales at Picard Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Captain Jerry, Thanks so much for taking time to leave a review of your stay at Picard Beach Cottages, from the sounds of it I assure you it was a pleasure having you with us. We especially love how you give a full explanation of our property so that others may be assisted in their decision. We trust that...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 February 2013

Nice cottages with ceiling fans and air conditioning with porches right on the beach. There are cottages in the 2nd row also. Here you can do your own cooking (big grocery store in walking distance) or eat every meal in the resort restaurant or other nearby restaurants. Besides swimming, there is decent snorkeling to the right of the pier. It's...

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CarlaDominica, Director of Sales at Picard Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Glens, It is very important to receive reviews as so many prospective guests look to Trip Advisor when making their holiday decisions. Your thorough approach is really appreciated especially explaining our location with our guests' cottages directly on a safe tranquil sandy beach with snorkeling as well as the things of interest, so much so, we are now offering...

Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 May 2012

It was beautiful to spent my last two days of my stay on the island in the Picard Beach Cottages. A place to relax and to enjoy the sound of the wind blowing through the trees and to listen to the waves coming on shore. To go for a morning swim just out of the cottage in the beautiful clear...

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CarlaDominica, Director of Sales at Picard Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Marlis, Thanks so much for leaving a review for us. We have actually used your comments to further enhance the property offerings: Since you were here we have installed bathtubs in all the cottages except for the 3 Standard Beach views which we renovated the showers of so now what was a struggle for you is 3 times the...

Ottawa, Ontario
Reviewed 9 April 2012

We booked a beach front cottage with reservations due to the negative feedback on this site. However, we were pleasantly surprised - location was amazing - step down from porch onto the beach, kids could play and swim while we sat on the porch, and amazing sunsets! Rustic, older cottage but clean and comfy. Banana, Coconut and Mango trees on...

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CarlaDominica, Director of Sales at Picard Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Family Duke, Such a pleasure to read through the reviews and get to yours. We take each and every review very much to heart and no matter good or bad, look to see how we can ensure that our guests experiences are exceptional. So, we are looking forward to having you back to have a second opinion on the...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 28 January 2012

Ok everything isn't perfect in your cabin which is on the rustic side, but you can't beat the location, beautiful sunsets over the carribean and the wonderfully helpful and friendly staff. The grounds are well maintained and the beach is fantastic to walk (and swim) on. We rented a car at the airport so trips to the rainforest, hiking trails...

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CarlaDominica, Director of Sales at Picard Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Nea b, Wow, what a wonderful' review. We feel so proud of our service and all the compliments you ahve given, thanks so much for taking the time out to make a review. It is important that the public can have candid independent information about where to stay and we really do appreciate it. We trust that with the...

Lauderhill, Florida
Reviewed 30 August 2011

Our trip recreated memories of my childhood, the beach, fishing on the pier, moodlight swimming, raindrops on the cabin roof. The most amazing thing the cabin afforded was the opportunity to clean and prepare the catch (fish) for dinner. Just extra ordinary. Definitely a spot with t.he ambience of the scene in the days when pirates roam the caribbean. The...

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CarlaDominica, Public Relations Manager at Picard Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Sharon J, Thanks so much for taking the time to put your review on our listing. Picard Beach Cottages strives to fulfill our 'tagline' Being & Healing with Nature! That you could do all those things which came naturally to you as a child has surpassed our expectations for time well spent at our property. We look forward to...

Show Low, Arizona
Reviewed 9 August 2011

We stayed on Dominica for well over a week and stayed at three places. We upgraded from the Portsmouth Beach Hotel to the Picard Beach Cottages and we should have done this much sooner. These are nice little cottages right along the beach, with a row of cottages behind those that have a direct view of the ocean. The cottages...

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CarlaDominica, Director of Sales at Picard Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear John, Its been a while since you stayed with us at Picard Beach in Dominica but on perusing our Trip Advisor reviews I felt compelled to say thanks a million for taking the time to make yours. I am not sure whether you will be returning to Dominica anytime soon, I hope you are, but I would like to...

London, UK
Reviewed 4 August 2011

Stayed there for just one night. As another review noted - it is pricey. But if you're into the rustic, LOST (yup, the TV series) vibe, this is your place. But it was a little too rustic for me. Highlight was the mouse that was dancing on my bathroom sink. Staff are amazing though. Top class customer service from a...

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CarlaDominica, Director of Sales at Picard Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Joseph, Firstly I should thank you for taking the time to place a review on the tripadvisor site. We are very glad to think that you would recommend it and return. In spite of this, it is very unfortunate that you had the negative incident. We recognize that with our ethos of Being & Healing with Nature that...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Picard Beach Cottages, being & healing with Nature. The only Beach Cottages in Dominica where you literally step out of your cottage and onto the beach. Where you are literally 25 feet from a dip in the Caribbean Sea. Where you can sit on your porch and watch your children play safely in the sand or experience some of the most amazing romantic Sunsets. Where you HAVE to walk among a profusion of flowering and fruit trees and shrubs and our 500 year old Samaan Tree all vying for the attention of the countless birds just to get to your cottage. Where your locally built accommodations celebrate traditional 18th century style wooden bungalows which would have speckled Dominica's coasts and villages in those days. Where all the Team are just naturally sweet and courteous and really happy to be here at Picard Beach Cottages to be able to host you in Dominica. And where the owners are 100% local having spent 41 years and now 3 generations working as Pioneers of Dominica's Tourism Industry. As recipients of the Responsible Tourism Award in both 2012 and 2013 we continue to work in all aspects of our operations to be guardians of our heritage through various community and environmental activities and mentor-ship programs. Nestled on the shores of the old Picard Coconut Plantation on the North West coast of Dominica, the Nature Island of the Caribbean, fringed by Dominica's longest sandy beach, Picard Plantation is just south of Portsmouth and Ross University School of Medicine, in a quiet suburban area originally called Ayohayo by the island’s first settlers, the Arawaks. Our eighteen one bedroom en-suite air conditioned hardwood cottages each contains one queen bed, bathroom, kitchenette and living/dining area and private veranda. There is a daybed in the living area, a TV with over 50 channels of Cable television coverage, free wireless internet and iron & board. You will be supplied with local herbal & organic teas and cottage amenities. The Beach Front cottages are just steps away from the beach and the Beach View cottages have glimpses of the beach through the flowering and fruit garden. The Kitchenettes in the Standard cottages have a hotplates, fridge, kettles and coffee makers and our Standard Beach views have shower in the bathroom while the others, Superior cottages have kitchens with standing stoves with oven, fridges, kettles coffee makers and microwave on request (at a small daily fee), as well as a bathtub with Shower. Due to our strategic location you may choose to spend your time relaxing on our beach or in the gardens but we are also ideally located to take advantage of many of the natural attractions and restaurants in the area. We can arrange them all for you, these include; Scuba diving and snorkeling, whale watching, visiting the Cabrits National Park, taking a ride up the Indian river, where parts of the film, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 1 & 11’ were filmed (a number of the executive crew members of the movie were also our guests), Bird Watching at the Syndicate Forest Reserve, visiting the Carib Model Village & Territory or anything you would like to do on the island. Our Wellbeing Pavillion is situated in our forested paddock where Pilates sesions are booked by appointment or various retreat sessions and meetings are held. Our therapists offer various health & beauty treatments by appointment for our guests. At Picard Beach ‘Wellness Eco’ Cottages we offer wildlife & adventure tours, Scuba diving, honeymoon and wedding packages and invite our guests to join in our wildlife preservation and environmentally sensitive operations and projects. Le Flambeau Restaurant & Beach Bar is situated right next door on the property of the Portsmouth Beach Hotel where meals and snacks and of-course beverages are available from 7:30am to 10pm while there are numerous other interesting places to eat in the vicinity. Many neighborhood taxis can take you around Portsmouth, Dominica's second town, should you wish to do some grocery shopping, if you choose to rent a vehicle, we can assist with all these arrangements too. ... more   less 

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Address: Picard Estate, Portsmouth, Dominica
Region: Caribbean > Dominica > Saint John Parish > Portsmouth
Price Range: ₹ 11,374 - ₹ 16,347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Picard Beach Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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