Sea Cliff Cottages in Hodges Beach near Calibishie Dominica
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Hosts: Jim Klinck & Gwen Anne MacAuley

Cottages: 5

Address: Hodges Beach, Dominica

Telephone: 767 445 8998,
767 265 3473

Activities/Attractions: Many visitors to Dominica say there is just not enough time to see all the beautiful natural sites and to do all the unique activities that Dominica offers. From the Boiling Lake & the many natural hotwater baths, to the cool refreshing rivers & waterfalls, and the magnificent underwater sights for snorkelers & scuba divers, Dominica's natural treasures are plentiful.

A few minutes walk down a hillside path brings you to Hodges beach and river. It is one of the better beaches in the area due in part to the protection afforded by a series of small islands. A great swimming beach and there is also a little reef that can be fun for a bit of snorkeling. Often you will have the beach completely to yourself or perhaps share it with a fisherman casting his net over the waves. In addition, the Hodges River empties into the sea at this point and is a favourite spot for children to play, and for rinsing off the salt after an ocean swim.

Woodford Hill beach, Turtle beach and the beautiful Pointe Baptiste beach are also within walking distance. And yes, we do have sea turtles coming to our beaches to lay their eggs. Generally this is in late March, April and May with the giant leatherbacks arriving first and the hawksbills soon after. The turtles are protected by volunteer workers, and it is possible to contact them and view some of the turtles as they come to shore.

The village of Calibishie is about a mile or a twenty minute walk from the cottages. There you will find grocery stores, restaurants with some wonderful food, a post office, gas station, bank, and most of all friendly and helpful people.

There are many other places to explore, secluded waterfalls and river pools to swim in, nesting places for parrots, rain forests and incredible views from our ridge roads and paths. For those who wish to dive, there is a five star PADI dive centre located twelve miles away, in the village of Portsmouth, which offers certification courses as well as day and night diving.


"Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed their time here. Our kids played with some of the local children which I'm sure made their stay more fun."

"This cottage is wonderful and the view is truly spectacular. The beautiful beach and this incredible veranda provided the perfect contrast to the thrills, chills and general excitement on our daily roller coaster ride on Dominican roads."

"What a great find on the internet ! We have stayed in nice RCI-Affiliated resorts in Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Martin and the Dominican Republic but none have the dramatic setting of this cottage. The staff have been wonderful."

"Gwen Ann has been the perfect manager. She is helpful without being intrusive. One last look at paradise bay from this veranda! We are so glad we found Sea Cliff Cottages."

"All is more beautiful than advertised. Especially sunrise on the balcony."

"This is Paradise! Wonderful people, great food, and the view spectacular!"


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"Simply put, Sea Cliff Cottages is an extension of your home. The view was stunning, the rustic beach below is your own paradise which our kids treasured."

"We loved this place! The cottages were private, quaint and clean, beds were good, kitchen well-stocked, bathroom fine. The ambiance was very Caribbean."

"We've had a blast !! Due to circumstances we've had the pleasure of staying at three of the four cottages. We've enjoyed each of their unique qualities but the one bedroom home is above and beyond !! The staff have been fantastic. Thanks to Pascal and Augustus we learned to cook some local dishes - Yum!"

General Information: Welcome to Sea Cliff Cottages ... located on the nature island of Dominica. Perched on a hill overlooking the beach and islands below, these five self-catering cottages have become the "Caribbean home away from home" for many of our returning guests. The cottages are spread over several acres of grounds covered with fruit trees and flowers. Each one has its own yard, which adds to our guests’ privacy.

Our main goal is to offer our guests the opportunity to become part of the local lifestyle for the time that they are here, visiting with people and learning of the unique places and things to experience and explore that other tourists may not find. It seems to be working and our visitors have made strong connections with the area leaving not as “tourists” but as friends of the community. This is probably the reason for the large number of returning guests to Sea Cliff over the years.

  • The cottages are simple, but very comfortable, and have been built with the environment and surrounds in mind
  • We have tried to leave a small footprint on the earth, staying away from the over-large, resort style of accommodation, but still supplying our guests with all of the comforts and amenities that are important for an enjoyable holiday
  • We are incorporating more solar power all the time from our hot water heaters to some electrical applications
  • Our swimming pool is the ocean with the river to rinse off the salt and we compost our organic waste to use in the vegetable and flower gardens
  • Each cottage is of a different size, from a studio to the two bedroom cottages
  • More like small houses than cottages, all have cathedral ceilings, complete kitchens, dining/sitting areas, balconies plus outdoor dining areas and BBQs
  • All have free access to a washing machine, and each cottage has a cell phone provided as well as free wireless internet access for those who need to bring some of the outside world with them
  • The internet may not be as high speed as some are used to, but hey, you are on holiday! Only the studio cottage does not have cable TV
  • Our balcony views of the sea and islands below can be truly wonderful and the sound of the surf with the soft breeze enough to send even the most hardened insomniac into a gentle slumber
  • With the palm trees waving overhead and the hummingbirds dancing around the flowers you can lose yourself in the moment giving in to total relaxation
  • Being one of the first places to offer tourist accommodation in Calibishie, we are fortunate in having long term and experienced staff to assist our guests and introduce them to our culture and village life

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

From $80/night/cottage

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"For future guests, this place is as close to the Garden of Eden as you are likely to find!"

"Another great ham Radio operation from Sea Cliff. We have now made over 40,000 points of contacts to all points of the earth from here. This is our fourth operation from Sea Cliff. Excellent service provided as usual. Will be back in November."