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Established Eco Tourism Business.Riviere La Croix Valley


Property Information

Location: Riviere La Croix Valley

Parish: St Paul

Reference # ACE0419

Price (USD): $750,000

An Established Eco Tourism Business situated in the delightful Riviere La Croix Valley

Price: $750,000 US

This business has been successfully operational since 2000 and comprises of five income generating guest cottages, a private stone and timber frame owner's cottage, and a spacious open floor plan retreat space all with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and rain forest ridge lines from 1800 feet. The one hundred foot greenhouse supplies the kitchen with 100% organic produce. 

This idyllic property is private and tucked away at the end of a country road in the Riviere La Croix Valley yet less than thirty minutes from the city and schools. The valley is fertile and secluded with only the foot traffic of a few farmers passing by. There are also dairy goats and chickens on the property. 

The cabins are craftsman built with hard local wood on stone and concrete foundations. All five cabins, dining room, and library are perched within a mature garden that includes a myriad of fruit bearing trees, exotic spices, and aromatic perennials. 

The owner's home and surrounding grounds are composed with artisan masonry and locally hand harvested timber. The view from the lofted bedroom and open air dining area looks beyond the guest cabins and to the passing boats at sea while sitting naturally a midst flower beds, scented vines, and citrus trees. The retreat space shares the same views as the stone house from extra long windows. The open floor plan and continual cross breezes are an inspiration for studio work or healthy living retreat groups. 

There are three additional guest cabin foundations and flat, landscaped garden areas with similar sea views that have the potential for further expansion of the business. 

The estate at River La Croix has been an attraction to international eco tourists, honeymoon couples, and families for decades with its serene atmosphere, cool breezy evenings, proximity to hiking trail heads, and immersion into a diverse bird habitat. The Middleham Falls and Waitukubuli National Trail are both within walking distance of the cabins. The business has been operational since 2000 with many repeat and referred clients, positive traveller reviews, guide book listings, and has been featured in such publications as National Geographic Traveler and Shape Magazine and listed in the top 100 Green Destinations. It is currently a licensed accommodation with the local tourism authority and is a successful reflection of the current marketing campaign to develop sustainable tourism for the Nature Island of Dominica. It is possible to take over next season's reservations in a smooth turnkey transition and begin generating revenue as soon as you settle in. 

The property is located at the end of a country road in a mountain valley within a twenty minute walk to the closest farming village and Morne Trois Pitons National Park boundary. The cabins are poised to take advantage of national trail hikes and a rain forest hike to a 200 foot waterfall. Small valley walks are perfect for bird watchers and naturalists. This operation is a founding member of community tourism association for the area and one of the closest businesses to the Waitukubuli National Trail Headquarters. 

Other features of the property include HIGH SPEED INTERNET, spring water, library, and dining room. 

All contents, including locally made furniture, extensive kitchen appliances, workshop tools, and the owner's vehicle are included in the sale price. The total developed portion of land is within the permitted three acre amount for non national purchase. 

This property has offered us a peaceful home and an income for fourteen years. We practice sustainable living. We grow what we eat and what we prepare for our guests. Our water comes from a mountain spring on the property. We attract clients with similar appreciations and lifestyles and connect them with Dominicans who also believe in healthy living. 

There is potential to take the whole operation off the grid with micro hydro. No need for heating or air condition as the temperature moves from 70-80 year round with constant breezes. Cabins and main cottage are open to the ocean view. All water is gravity fed from springs and supplies enough to run the cabins and water the greenhouse. 

A simple operation for someone looking to live in a quiet corner of a beautiful country with many natural amenities while earning an income.