Portsmouth Dominica Portsmouth is a small peaceful seaside town on the northwest coast of Dominica
Size –3 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms (3 full, 1 half) 4 Baths (3 full, 1 half) • Sleeps 2-6
Monthly Budget Per Couple or Family
|Monthly Expenses||Amount (USD$)|
|Housing||$1,050 (couple) - $1,350 (family) (includes WiFi)|
|Electricity||$200 - 300 - for A/C|
|Food & Personal Expenses||$850 - 1200|
|Transportation||$100 - $850* car is optional|
|Health Insurance||$0 if current insurance has int'l coverage|
|Cell phone plan||$35|
|Total||$2,235 - $ 3,635/month|
|Round-trip Airfare||$750 per person to Dominica (DOM)|
|Evacuation Insurance||$230 for a family policy|
|Departure Cleaning Fee||$100|
|Round-trip Airport Transfers||$130 - no charge with rental car|
|Full-time Rental Car||$830 + gas (Nissan Tida)|
|Contract Taxi||$500 (25 days for 1 hr/day)|
|Public Bus||$100 (30 round trips for 2)|
This home is the largest housing unit that AEA has available. With 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths it is easily large enough for a family of six. Requests for families larger than six will be entertained by the landlord. However, we don't recommend it for children under six because the railings and walls on the balconies and rooftop deck have large openings and low heights (see the photos). The house spans three stories and would be difficult for anyone that has problems with stairs. The house is fenced but there is no yard that could be used for a play area. The rooftop deck is flat and has a short wall around it.
It is great for a senior couple because there is plenty of room to have your family come for a visit while you’re serving
A car is not required. The house is located very close to the center of Portsmouth but is still in a quiet residential neighborhood. It is walking distance to all the stores and restaurants in town and close to a large park and the Church. The beach is only about four blocks away. It has a garage with an automatic door opener if you opt for a car. This is a peaceful low key town where driving is easier than Roseau.
Branch of Church
Your housing is in the boundaries of the Portsmouth Group which is a dependent unit of the Roseau Branch. The Church meets in a rented house about 1/4 mile walk away. Current attendance is about ten.
Health & Safety ConditionThere is a small hospital in the town of Portsmouth which is adequate for minor injuries. Anything serious should go to the Dominica China Friendship Hospital in Roseau which is about 1 hour away.
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Handling of Expenses
The cost information about each location includes an estimated monthly budget as well as one-time expenses like airfare. Depending on your own lifestyle choices your expenses may be more or less. You will directly pay for all of your own expenses except for lodging. AEA has contracted for long-term leases for the housing locations and you will make monthly rent payments to AEA while serving as a volunteer. The monthly lodging rates shown in the budget above are current and fixed. When you apply and reserve an AEA location you will be charged the first month's rent in advance as a refundable deposit. Subsequent rent will be paid monthly, one month in advance. The AEA Local Coordinator will show you how to pay any other local expenses.
|Location Type||Guest House|
|Check-In||Host greets you|
|Setting & View||
4 Bathrooms (3 full, 1 half)
4 Baths (3 full, 1 half)
Can be used as an office or study
|Sports & Adventure||