The SpaceOur 1 bedroom hilltop apartment is one of few homes with a bathroom with toilet and running water. We have a small kitchen with electric and kerosene stove as well as drinking water. It is perfectly located between a mountainside, cityscape, and waterfront, all visible from the balcony or hilltop. The location will make it easy for travelers to live like locals and learn about the Haitian culture. We can even help travelers sign up for Haitian Creole language classes and locally-guided tours to help you better immerse yourself in the amazingly vibrant Haitian culture. Guest AccessThe apartment has a kitchen, toilet, and shower. Travelers are more than welcome to use the kitchen, and drinking water will also be available. There is electricity about 12/24hrs, which is relatively reliable and a fridge that is also accessible to guests.
We will give guests a key upon their arrival and you will be the only ones living in the apartment during your stay.
We love displaying local artisan artwork and travelers are encouraged to enjoy them and can make purchases upon their departure.
For guests looking for 24hr electricity, we recommend a location that has a generator such as hotel or a home that has a reliable generator. Interaction with GuestsMy fiancé, Joz, and I would be more than happy to show travelers around. We are generally available nights and weekends. We also recommend a fantastic tour guide that can take travelers to a nearby island, various beaches, historical forts like the Citadelle, and many other destinations.
We are accessible via telephone and have a phone with local SIM card available in the house for a small rental fee for guests who do not come with a phone for this purpose, but we encourage all travelers to come with a small telephone that can hold a local SIM card so that they can easily reach us at any time. We are never more than 20 minutes away. The NeighborhoodThe quaint hilltop apartment overlooks the city of Cap Haitien, as well as a neighboring mountainside. Haiti or Ayiti was named so by its original indigenous inhabitants for its many many mountains, so there are many to behold even from our balcony.
There are plenty of vendors for food and drink just minutes away.
It is also easily accessible to public transportation if you need to go far, but the city center is not more than 15 minutes away on foot.
Upon your arrival, we can meet you at the Cap Haitien airport which is just 10 minutes away by moto or taxi. If you're coming by bus, we are just 3 minutes walking distance from the Haiti Trans and Le Transporteur bus stations and 10 minutes away by taptap from San Souci station. Getting AroundPublic transportation is very easily accessible from the apartment. In Haiti, the most common mode of transportation is TapTap, which is a colorfully painted and fully covered pick up truck. Motorcycle is also a commonly used form of transportation. You can access these modes of transportation by simply walking a few minutes down the hill.
Another option, though more expensive would be to hire a driver to take you around. Other Things to NoteWe are absolutely committed to making your experience in Haiti unique and memorable. We believe that immersing yourself in the culture, including learning a bit of the language, tasting the local rhum, visiting the best local spots, and interacting with locals is the best way to do it. When I first visited Haiti, finding affordable lodging was extremely difficult, especially since I hoped to experience the real Haiti, not simply stay in a fancy and expensive hotel. Therefore, we understand that it is difficult to find budget lodging in Haiti which is why we target our pricing to backpackers and budget travelers.
Though the accommodations of our apartment are more than many homes in the area, we recommend that travelers looking for air conditioning, 24hr electricity or stove consider a hotel or a larger home.