Intimate
Oceanfront
Getaway.
Jacmel, Haiti

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This place is exactly as pictured and described. If you love to be by the ocean and fall asleep to the sounds of the waves, you will love it. The food...


This place is exactly as pictured and described. If you love to be by the ocean and fall asleep to the sounds of the waves, you will love it. The food that was prepared for us was delicious. We took the airport shuttle the host is offering, it was convenient. Fritz, the local host, took very well care of us. We rented a motorcycle for the duration of our stay and loved it. Janina S., June 2015, Airbnb




"The ocean is like 6 steps from your room. It's so peaceful especially at night."


First of all I have to say how amazing Frantz is. From the airport pick up to my whole stay in Haiti he made sure I was comfortable and well taken care of. I'm so thankful for him! (I'm a woman and I traveled alone) He speaks great English and is very very fun and friendly! Staying here was so relaxing. The ocean is like 6 steps from your room. It's so peaceful especially at night. I even caught the sunrisung and going down BEAUTIFUL! Just thinking about it all is making me want to come back. Thank you for the wonderful experience of Haiti I will be back and with friends! Curtissa G., Feb 2017, HomeAway/VRBO Response We are very grateful for Curtissa sharing her wonderful experience with the traveling community. We are happy to hear she found Coterelle Breeze so peaceful, enjoyed the beautiful sunsets, and found our host Amazing. We would be thrilled to welcome her back with her friends, to experience another "Wonderful experience of Haiti"




I could not ask for a better host.


I have never seen a more beautiful sunset the sound of the Caribbean was breathtaking And my host Frantz showed me around and made me feel comfortable and wanted A+ John N., Jan 2017, HomeAway/VRBO Response Thank you John for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very happy to hear that you found your host very helpful. We are also glad you enjoyed the beautiful sunsets, although, regrettably, we cannot take credit for those.




Our host was so wonderful, helped us find a boat to explore the coast out on the beautiful ocean, was very accommodating and ...


Staying at cBreeze was truly amazing. Felt like we were in paradise! The location is truly amazing, you can't be in a bad mood there! Perfect place for a beach getaway, a little far from the city, but there's still plenty to do. If you are looking for a play to just lounge, read, relax, and enjoy some delicious food this is the place for you! Our host was so wonderful, helped us find a boat to explore the coast out on the beautiful ocean, was very accommodating and helpful the entire time. It's nice and quiet, you feel very safe, and like you're at your very own vacation home. It's very hard to leave! Really cannot say enough good things about cBreeze, we plan on staying here every time we go to Jacmel. Strongly suggest it! Sara K., Airbnb, June 2016 Response Thank you Sara. We are very happy to hear you felt like you were at your very own vacation home. That's exactly what we aim for! We want every guest to relax and enjoy peaceful relaxing moments, enjoy delicious food, all in a safe environment. We will continue to work hard to provide the same experience to all our future guests.




This place is such a gem!! Cozy and very clean accommodations. The view is...


This place is such a gem!! Cozy and very clean accommodations. The view is breathtaking and the breeze is so refreshing. This is not one of your fancy hotels but the perfect, affordable, safe and comfortable place to stay. Electricity and plumbing 24/7 and very well run. The food is excellent as well. Kate W., Airbnb, Feb 2016 Response Hi Kate. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the view and the food, and that you found Coterelle Breeze safe and comfortable. We will continue to work hard to maintain these standards and improve our facility and our offerings. Thank you for your very helpful feedback.




... The location is private, secure, in an amazingly beautiful location, well-kept and immaculate and ...


Franz was an amazing host, he is knowledgable, speaks perfect English, and went out of his way to make my trip comfortable, I was in Haiti for work and dealing with some physical issues but he went out of his way to find me a massage therapist to get me through the trip, and dropped me off at my next location in Jacmel. The location is private, secure, in an amazingly beautiful location, well-kept and immaculate and simple. As in most of Haiti, wifi is intermittent. I woke up to the sounds of the waves breaking against the rocks, and the blue green Caribbean sea. I highly recommend Sea Breeze, and hopefully will return. Andy L., February 2016, Airbnb Response: Andy: Thank you for the taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciated the insight so we can continue to provide a great experience to our guests. We had recently installed a more powerful wireless router, but alas, the service in this area is still sometimes spotty. Perhaps the Internet Service Providers will see fit to update their service soon. - The Coterelle Breeze Team




... the top Four reasons (there are many) Corterrel Breeze was an unbelievable value come true! ...


One-Value- Happy to say...It's real. The photos you see are actual photos of the rental and nearby beaches. Clean, running water, electricity, lovely grounds, oceanside, sandy beach nearby, free wifi, items you forgot or didn't know you'd need are available for purchase/rent. It's the least expensive hotel/vacation Two- Customer service- Djeno was quick to respond to inquiries and eager to provide answers to any questions, even before I made a payment to reserve a room, and certainly after. Three- Host- Upon arrival, Frantz picked up where Djeno left off, exuding enthusiasm for ensuring we had a positive experience in Haiti. He personally ensured our meals (which were extremely inexpensive) were prepared to our taste. I have a vegan diet and Frantz ensured my requirements were met. He even threw in Haitian/caribbean dishes, fruits, juices and veggies to give us a taste of Haiti on our plates. I will be heading to the farmer's market to find breadfruit, chayote and soursop this weekend:) Four- Location-The ocean is right at your door! Lounging on one of the many hammocks on the grounds, sitting on your front porch or even in your room, the waves of the ocean are a constant soothing sound. Both me and my mother found it soothing...peaceful, our favorite aspect of the property and the primary reason we will be back. I'm a runner and started each morning w/ a run either toward Jacmel or Marigot, the ocean w/in view, followed by stretching and yoga, at the water :) For all of these reasons and more, we canceled our follow-on plans and extended our time here for two more days. Fortunately, there was availability :)
dealeya, February 2016, TripAdvisor/FlipKey Response: "Hello and thank you for taking the time to write us such a thoughtful review. We will continue to provide a great value to guests at Coterelle Breeze. We are delighted to learn that our customer service, host, cuisine, property and location met with your enthusiastic approval and helped make your trip a success. It was a genuine pleasure to host you and your mother, and we look forward to your potential return. Best wishes. The Coterelle Breeze Team"




We had a wonderful time in Coterelle Breeze...The place has a good ...


We had a wonderful time in Coterelle Breeze. Frantz helped us with transport, information and tips. The internett was very good, no problem ordering plane tickets or steaming movies! The place has a good atmosphere. Elise Angerman, Feb 2016, Airbnb Response: Thank you Elise. We are so glad you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere at Coterelle Breeze. We had recently updated our Wi-Fi equipment and are glad that it allowed you to enjoy the Internet. Thank you for your feedback and for being a great guest.




... The property was paradise on earth, with the ocean view, the sunset and sunrise, delicious foods...


This place was more than we expected. The host was great and helpful in explaining to us where it was, how to get there and how to get around. The property was paradise on earth, with the ocean view, the sunset and sunrise, delicious foods. Nellie U., January 2016, Airbnb Response: A sincere thank you Nellie, for your kind review. We are very pleased to learn we exceeded your expectation.




... GREAT food at a very reasonable price. Fantastic coffee. Amazing communication...


Best internet speed in all of Haiti. GREAT food at a very reasonable price. Fantastic coffee. Amazing communication. Helpful and wonderfully friendly hosts (both Djeno in NYC and Franz in Jacmel). We would love to go back again. Beach is not sandy but it is CLEAN and the view is great as well. Very nice staff members. Safe place to park your car. Only one drawback: no hot shower. Hope by the time we return with 15 people in November we can have hot shower. PLEASE.
P. Phillips, February 2016, TripAdvisor/FlipKey Response: "Thank you P. We are overwhelmed with your kind review and will continue to work hard to maintain the standards you mentioned for all our future guests. Thank you also for the suggestion about the hot shower. As we discussed, we are looking into introducing that amenity so that you can enjoy a hot shower in November. It was a great pleasure to host you and we are looking forward to welcome you once more. The Coterelle Breeze Team"




... As three young 21-22 year old girls traveling through Haiti without any plans, this property was the perfect place to stay because it was safe and we were provided with a ton of information about ...


My friends and I didn't expect this property to be as breathtaking and picturesque as it ended up being. We stayed for 7 nights and Frantz (the host) was more than accommodating. He picked us up upon our arrival at the PAP airport and drove us 2 1/2 hours to his place. As three young 21-22 year old girls traveling through Haiti without any plans, this property was the perfect place to stay because it was safe and we were provided with a ton of information about the surrounding area. I highly highly recommend taking the local tap taps and the motor taxi's to get around and even as three young girls we felt safe and secure no matter which one we hopped onto. The rides are necessary to get into the city center and tons of fun. The staff was above and beyond helpful and did I mention the food was delicious?! The portion sizes are the best part. Highly recommend this place, especially since Frantz received his undergraduate and masters degrees in New York so we were able to relate to him and his stories as college students ourselves. Yasmine H., Janaury 2016, Airbnb




It's great place with an amazing view. The sun sets right on the ocean. The food was fantastic, and ...


It's great place with an amazing view. The sun sets right on the ocean. The food was fantastic, and Kacoute was always helpful. Would definitely stay there again when I visit Jacmel.
Sefani S., December 2015, Airbnb




The food was good and the service was excellent. I<t> was a safe beautiful place right on the ocean...


We had a group of five occupy all 3 cabins. Franz and his attentive staff made sure our mini vacation was perfect. The food was good and the service was excellent. I<t> was a safe beautiful place right on the ocean. We will go back again. sully19622015, October 2015, TripAdvisor/FlipKey Response: "We are happy to hear you had a great experience with us. Thank you for your kind words."




...The bed was the most comfortable we slept in during our two weeks in Haiti and the large window opened up to a breathtaking view of the sea, palm trees, and the night sky... This was a truly...


Coterelle Breeze is a gorgeous guesthouse on a small property right next to the ocean on a rocky beach. This is the most "on the water" you can possibly be. The bed was the most comfortable we slept in during our two weeks in Haiti and the large window opened up to a breathtaking view of the sea, palm trees, and the night sky. Though the weather is very warm in Jacmel, the light sea breeze and efficient fan allowed us to sleep comfortably (and without mosquito bites!). 24-hr electricity, wow! This was a truly peaceful place to rest, read, and refresh after a week and a half travelling all over Haiti. But I haven't even gotten to the best part: the host and staff. Frantz gave us the warmest welcome when we arrived and spending time talking with him - learning about the joys and challenges of being a Haitian entrepreneur - was a real highlight of our trip. Frantz knows what good service is and he takes pride in creating an excellent holiday experience at a reasonable rate - he wants his guests to experience all Haiti has to offer and is a wealth of local knowledge from bus companies to restaurants to Jacmel's improvement projects. Also, Jonas, another staff member, was exceptionally kind to us. Though we only speak "survival Kreyol" and he speaks little English, he was so patient with us and made us feel so welcome. What an asset to Coterelle Breeze! A note on additional costs: We arranged an excursion to Basin Bleu for $25 per person and Frantz drove us personally, did not rush us, and gave us an excellent history lesson on the drive. I thought this was a great value. The menu is reasonably priced ($10-$12 for entrees, $3 for delicious fresh juice, $6 for breakfast) and the meals we ate there were delicious and the portions almost too generous! Even without an included breakfast Coterelle Breeze was one of the best values on our trip and truly our favorite of the places we stayed. Please consider staying here rather than at one of the more commercial hotels in Jacmel - you will be supporting Haitian owners who treat their employees well and who reinvest their earnings in the country. In this way you can help to grow the Haitian economy. Mesi anpil to everyone at Coterelle Breeze - we wish you the best of luck with your business and hope to visit again one day. 92Megan, June 2015, TripAdvisor/FlipKey Response: "Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. And such a great one. We do take pride in providing the best experience possible for our guests. We love your feedback; it keeps us energized. Mesi anpil to you."




...The property is just as described, and the food was great. We really enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend this property!


Our host, Frantz, was a complete angel. He made sure we were taken care of, and organized tours for us. He provided great insight and was such a lovely person. The property is just as described, and the food was great. We really enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend this property! Daphne J., June 2015, Airbnb Response: Thank you for your kind review. We really love hosting and it's great to hear that it translates to a great experience for our guests.




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Excellent! Owner is a wonderful host and makes everyone feel they are home.


We loved the omelets Creole and the French toast. Enjoyed fresh coffee each morning. But our favorite was the Conch and fish with traditional fried plantain and akra. Yanique, Mar 2018, Booking.com




...so close to the water the sound of the waves puts you to sleep...


If you are looking for a rustic getaway this is it! The rooms are very pleasant, the beds are comfortable and they are so close to the water the sound of the waves puts you to sleep. We left our windows open at night and the breezes kept us cool. The hammocks and common areas were very comfortable. The staff were really helpful and accommodating, the food was slow, but very good. BnMRodriguez, Jan 2018, Booking.com Thank you for your well-balanced review. We are happy that you enjoyed our very pleasant rooms, comfortable beds, and good food. Note that our meals are made to order and prepared fresh at the moment you place your order. Coterelle Breeze




...The staff was helpful, and the room was clean...


The location of Coterelle Breeze is wonderful. It's right on the water (but has no beach access), but the crashing waves provided great ambiance. The staff was helpful, and the room was clean. I had the griot pork for dinner, and it was quite good. Order well ahead of when you think you'll be hungry (1-hr plus). Bring your own potable water for convenience and tooth brushing. CB is an excellent facility to unplug and get a taste of Haiti at its best. Kristy, Jan 2018, Booking.com Thank you, Kristy. We appreciate your feedback, letting us know you enjoy our helpful staff, clean rooms, and good food. We’d like to clarify that we do have beach access, although it is rocky and we recommend water shoes. Many guests do enjoy a dip in the water. Coterelle Breeze




I just can't say enough how relaxing and comfortable my stay was here.


I just can't say enough how relaxing and comfortable my stay was here. From the sounds of the ocean waves that quickly lulled me to sleep within a couple hours upon arrival to Frantz's great hospitality, this is truly a Jacmel gem! Frantz goes out of his way to make sure guests are satisfied. Like other guests have said and I must repeat- I'll be back:) C. Valentin, Mar 2018, Airbnb Thank you Cidna. We are very happy that you enjoyed your relaxing and comfortable stay at Coterelle Breeze. We look forward to welcoming once again. Coterelle Breeze




The studio is totally private with Wall-to-wall windows directly over the ocean...


Coterelle Breeze was a perfect spot for our 5 days in the Jacmel area. The studio is totally private with Wall-to-wall windows directly over the ocean. The shared spaces are relaxing and beautiful and the staff is friendly, helpful, and always available. Franz was a joy and answered all of our questions and made us feel welcome and comfortable during our first trip to Haiti. He even had fresh lobsters caught for my birthday and surprised me with a delicious cake that evening! The location is 5 minutes from a nice beach and about a half hour from the city of Jacmel. I would definitely recommend staying here! T. Burnett, Dec 2017, Airbnb




A true home away from home. ❤️


These guys know their stuff. They are very accommodating, easy to communicate with and get local advice. A true home away from home. ❤️ N. Carey, Dec 2017, Airbnb




The studio was spacious and comfortable - the views breathtaking...


From booking to the airport drop off, the communication and hospitality was outstanding. Djeno was so responsive, courteous, and helpful. Frantz is delightful - he possesses an infectious joie de vivre and ensures that the stay feels like a home away from home. He arranged several outings for us with drivers who were caring, responsible and knowledgeable. He even arranged for an opportunity for us to donate school and health supplies to local children - a very heartfelt event. The staff was very sweet, even with the language barrier - Daveed was especially helpful, always aiming to please. The studio apartment was spacious and comfortable - the views breathtaking. The inn’s grounds are gorgeous. And the food - OMG - delicious and healthy. Our Easter break exceeded our expectations; magical, reflective, tranquil and synergistic. We met lovely people who touched our hearts. And we even got to experience a few Raras!! Mèrci beaucoup - Souple anpìl Coterelle Breeze family!! M. Arroyo, Apr 2018, Airbnb Photo by #CoterelleBreeze




...Frantz was helpful with everything we needed and a gracious host.


Stayed here over Christmas 2017. Great place to stay at. Has only basic amenities, but that was all we needed to enjoy our time there. We ate dinner here ever night and it was delicious. Frantz was helpful with everything we needed and a gracious host. B. Fillion, Dec 2017, Google Reviews Hello Bryan. We are very appreciative of you sharing this wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Coterelle Breeze and that you found our meals delicious. Warm regards. Coterelle Breeze




They were great at accommodating a (celiac level) gluten-free diet!


Great place! It is as beautiful as it appears in the pictures (or more!). They were great at accommodating a (celiac level) gluten-free diet! Djeno and Frantz were very helpful and communicating with them was easy. Their guide book is extremely thorough. Despite being next to the road, noise was very minimal, especially over the beautiful sound of the waves! The consistent electricity was really appreciated. I could never tire of those sunsets over the ocean from our private balcony! Kimberly R., Google Review, Jan 2019 Hello Kimberly. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very appreciative and are delighted that you enjoyed Coterelle Breeze's natural beauty and your private balcony. We likewise enjoyed hosting you and helping you discover Jacmel, Haiti. #CoterelleBreeze





FAQ

Rooms: Can we book the entire property for a group, a wedding, or another special event?


Yes, you can have exclusive access to all of Coterelle Breeze for your group or just for yourself. Simply book the Chic Studio, the Garden Cottage and the Ocean Cottage for the same dates. This will provide comfortable accommodation for 12 guests. You can alternatively book just the Garden Cottage and the Ocean Cottage, to comfortably accomodate 8 guests. This will provide you exclusive access to the garden side of the property. Note that the Romantic Ocean View and the Cozy Room make up the Ocean Cottage. Therefore, you need only book the Ocean Cottage. Please contact us if you need any assistance.




Rooms: No single room is available for all the dates of our stay. Can you offer a solution?


Yes. You can reserve 1 room to cover the first couple of days and then reserve a second room to cover the rest of the dates of your stay. For example you could reserve the Romantic Ocean Room for Monday and Tuesday, and then reserve the Chic Studio for Wednesday and Thursday. Please contact us if you need any assistance.




Rooms: Will we share the bathroom with other guests?


No. Each room is individually equipped with a private en-suite bathroom. Bathroom showing sink and mirror




Transportation: Which airport is the closest to Coterelle Breeze?


The closest international airport to Jacmel is the Toussaint Louverture International Airport located in the capital, Port-au-Prince.




Rooms: What time is check-in and check-out?


Check-in starts at 2 pm (1400 hours). Check-out is no later than 11 am (1100 hours) Please inform us if you will arrive very late at night, or if you wish for an early check-in.




Rooms: Can we check in early or check out late?


It may be possible to check in earlier than 2 pm, or check out later than 11 am. However, this depends on availability and cannot be guaranteed. Please contact us for availability. For early arrivals when your room is not yet available, we welcome you to take advantage of one of our lounging areas where you can relax and enjoy a peaceful rest.




Transportation: How do we get to Coterelle Breeze, Jacmel?


Here are the 3 options for getting to us from Port-au-Prince:

1. Public Transportation: This is the most popular option and the least expensive. Please see our Contact page to download detailed directions.

2. Hire a Taxi: This is the most convenient option. You can hire a driver at the airport or we can provide a trusted driver if you wish. Please contact us for more information.

3. Rent a Car: This is the least used option and generally not recommended for first-time visitors to Haiti. Request a free copy of our Visitors Guide for a list of major car rental companies located near the Port au Prince airport. Please see our Contact page to download detailed driving directions.




Transportation: How do we get around once in Jacmel?


Getting to the beaches, restaurants and other attractions is easily done using public minivans (taptaps) or moto-taxis. Both are very inexpensive. Moving about in downtown Jacmel can be done on foot or by using one of the ever present moto-taxis. Request our free 40-page Visitors Guide for more information.




Transportation: Are the roads in good condition?


As of September 2017, the roads between Port-au-Prince and Jacmel are paved and in very good condition. Pot holes may be encountered but they are fixed from time to time. Also, all the main roads in downtown Jacmel and to Marigot are paved and in very good condition. Most secondary roads are also paved and generally in good condition.




Activities: What are things to do in the area?


(See the Activities page and contact us to receive our free 40-page Visitors Guide. The guide is full of activities, useful travelers information, and emergency information.) The most popular activity is visiting Bassin Bleu! Bassin Bleu is a set of 3 basins offering refreshing swimming in lagoon-blue waters. Other activities include:

  • Celebrating at the annual Carnival!
  • Visiting the 4 local beaches
  • Surfing at Kabic Beach (Board rentals by a local surfing organization)
  • Taking boat rides to explore the surrounding coastline (life jackets available)
  • Enoying a private Troubadour band performance (advance request required)
  • Experiencing different nightclubs & bars in Jacmel and Marigot
  • Exploring Jacmel & its restaurants, bars, art galleries, art shops, architecture, and the outdoor market
  • Visiting nearby Marigot and its seaport (vibrant market on Tues & Sat mornings)
  • Hanging-out and taking leisure strolls on Boulevard Petion Bolivar (Jacmel's boardwalk). Active restaurant & bars scene in the surrounding streets




Special Events: Do you host or cater special events such as weddings?


Yes. It would be our pleasure to cater and host your wedding, anniversary, or your other special event. Please contact us for quotes and details.




Transporation: Is there onsite parking at Coterelle Breeze? How much is parking?


Yes, we offer free on-site parking for one car per room. Please inform us if you will require parking, as space is limited.




Transportation: Can we rent a motorcycle while in Jacmel?


Although there are no motorcycle rental companies in Jacmel, we will happily arrange for the rental of a smal private motorcycle for the duration of your stay.




Rooms: Do the rooms have mosquito nets?


Yes. The rooms are equipped with mosquito nets. Note that the ocean breeze generally keeps mosquitos away. Note: The Chic Studio is not currently equipped with mosquito nets. This is the only exception.




Dining: Are meals available at Coterelle Breeze?


Yes. We offer delicious meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner. We also offer various beverages including fresh tropical juices and mixed drinks. We can also prepare vegetarian meals (pleaase inform us in advance so we may prepare accordingly). Lobster salad Lobster Salad Please see our reviews where guests share their experience with our cuisine.




Dining: Are there other restaurants nearby?


Yes. Other than the restaurant at Coterelle Breeze, there are several others in the vicinity. Your host will happily provide suggestions and directions.




Dining: I am a vegetarian. Can I get vegetarian meals?


Yes. Your host enjoys the culinary challenge of creating new vegetarian meals to fit our guests. Veggie Pasta Veggie Pasta We ask that you please inform us in advance so that we may prepare accordingly.




Special Requests: It's my anniversary or birthday. Can you arrange something special?


We would be happy to help you celebrate with your private live Troubadour performance, bottles of wine or champagne, a fruit basket, or perhaps a cake. Wine service for two We ask that you please make your request at least 7 days in advance. Please contact us for more information or other options.




Activities: When is the Carnival (kanaval) in Jacmel?


The Carnival of Jacmel is celebrated on a Sunday two weekends before Ash Wednesday. The parade is on that Sunday, but of course the festivities last all weekend. (Note: The date for Ash Wednesday varies from year to year, and therefore so does the dates for carnival.)




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Cancellations: How can we cancel a reservation made on CoterelleBreeze.com?


We are happy to process any cancelation and promptly issue a refund. Please contact us at cbreeze509@gmail.com to request the cancelation. We regret that our booking engine does not offer an online cancelation option.





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