Portsmouth Dominica Portsmouth is a small peaceful seaside town on the northwest coast of Dominica

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1 Bedroom • 1 Bath • Sleeps 2
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Monthly Budget Per Couple or Family

Monthly Expenses    Amount (USD$)
Housing   $540 (includes WiFi)
Electricity   $75 - 150 for A/C
Food & Personal Expenses   $850
Transportation   $100 - $850* car is optional
Health Insurance   $0 if current insurance has int'l coverage
Cell phone plan   $35
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Total   $1,600 - $ 2,425/month
One-time Expenses    
Round-trip Airfare   $750 per person to Dominica (DOM)
Evacuation Insurance   $230 for a family policy
Departure Cleaning Fee   $50
Round-trip Airport Transfers   $130 - no charge with rental car
*Transportation Options
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)

Housing Recommendation

This is a third floor apartment in a large apartment building.  While it only has one bedroom with two twin beds there is a sofabed in the living room that can be use as a bed.  The apartment is located on the third floor and would be difficult for anyone that has problems with stairs. 

Transportation Recommendation

A car is not required.  The apartment is located very close to the main highway where there is frequent bus service. It is located outside the center of Portsmouth in the Picard area. It is walking distance to the grocery store and about a 20 minute walk to the Church. The beach is only a short distance. This is a peaceful low key town where driving is easier than Roseau.

Health & Safety Condition

 There 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.


Portsmouth, DOMINICA

Location Type Guest House
Accommodation Entire Home
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House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Not suitable for infants
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • Mountain View
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Portable Fans
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Dining Table
Bathrooms 1 Bath
  • Bathroom – Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 1 Bedroom, sleeps 2
  • Bedroom – 2 Twin beds
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Smart TV
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Eco Tourism
  • Whale Watching
  • Boating
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Requires Stairs