|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
At 'Sundowner' we offer a beautiful 2 bed apartment with infinity edge pool and incredible views.
In a unique position, overlooking the Caribbean, Sundowner enjoys stunning, uninterrupted views of sea, mountains and rain forest. You can swim or lounge around the pool or simply relax in the tropical gardens. The apartment is entirely self-contained and has a large west facing veranda, affording spectacular views of sunsets and bird-life.
Since we are atop a hill, nearly 1000 feet above sea level, we enjoy relatively cool breezes for most of the time, compared to the coastal areas. Also we have relatively few bugs and mosquitoes.
(You can view data from our own weather station at http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=IMORIAHW2 )
There are two attractive double bedrooms (with air-con), large bathroom (with American style washer and dryer) and 'Caribbean' themed lounge and dining areas - although most people prefer to eat 'al fresco' on the veranda.
The pool area also affords fantastic views. The pool itself is 16x20ft, perfect for a cooling dip and it also has an underwater seat along the infinity edge. If you need more in the way of exercise, there’s a jet that can be used to swim against and if you really want to work out we have some exercise equipment on the veranda.
The owners, Annie and Roger Williams, live at the property for the winter half of the year and are on hand to answer your questions, give advice and assistance - as will Roseanne, our housekeeper and ‘Spice’, our resident gardener and handyman. ‘Spice’ can also give impromptu guided tours of the local rain forest.
We also have three friendly dogs, Daisy and Lizzie and young Spencer, plus Rosemary our cat. However, none of our pets are allowed in the apartment.
Although there's a large, well equipped kitchen, we do provide some starter items for your first morning.
We operate a strictly 'non-smoking' policy anywhere on the premises.
We do not consider the property as suitable for younger children (under 8 years) due to liability concerns relating to the steep terraced gardens and the unfenced infinity edge pool area. For exploring the northern part of the island and access to the property, the hire of a 4wd vehicle is strongly recommended. We can assist with this and also with meet and greet and free airport pick-up included with the hire, through our recommended provider Taylors of Castara (web site: email@example.com )
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Roger and Annie were both born in the UK and met and married in Bermuda in 1996. Roger was the director of the weather service and Annie was working in the hospitality industry. Roger had previously lived and worked in the UK and the Middle East and Annie in the UK and Canada.
We moved to Tobago in 2006 after Roger retired and our house, Sundowner, was finally completed. We had a spacious and well equipped downstairs apartment, which had stayed generally empty, until we began renting it to visitors in 2009. We also have a home in Teignmouth, Devon, where we spend the summer half of the year. Our interests include sailing, travelling, art and music, writing and literature...and, of course, the weather!
Roger and Annie Williams purchased this apartment in 2001
When we first looked around the Island back at the start of the millennium, we didn't have a vast amount of cash, so we were primarily looking for a piece of land with potential, in a quiet location, where we would love to spend some of our retirement time - so a view was one of the essentials. We finally plumped for this place - then a rather overgrown hillside plot of just under an acre, with a rather dilapidated 'shell' of a house, which had been abandoned for several years. But - with views 'to die for'!
In those days there was just a track up to the house and all the materials and furnishings had to be 'toted' up, but now we have a good, if still somewhat narrow, concrete road.
Our few neighbours are friendly and the local village of Moriah, only 15 minutes walk, has a grocery, vegetable shop, bakery and, of course, the 'rum shop'!
Sundowner is a really special place for us. The views from the house are magnificent, especially the sunsets. In fact we were sitting on the balcony, having just moved in, watching a beautiful sunset, with a glass in our hand and agreed we should call the house 'Sundowner'.
The climate is very pleasant...Our elevation and the cooling trade wind breeze makes it warm rather than hot and it's also less humid and also relatively 'bug' free compared to the 'Lowland' areas at the south of the Island..
We also love the peace and tranquility (though you have to put up with those noisy birds!) In fact many of our guests have been avid bird watchers and have remarked on seeing more species of birds from their balcony than they saw on the rain forest tour!
Although we are somewhat 'off the beaten track', this does not matter as the Island is small, and we are very centrally located, so it's not much of a journey to the supermarkets and shops, the beautiful Caribbean beaches or the Island's magnificent rain forest - all within 20 minutes or so drive.
Essentially, Sundowner is a place for those who wish to spend their holiday exploring the Island - especially the beautiful northern parts, whilst having a pleasant and relaxing base, equipped to a high standard.
From Annie' s delicious home-cooked curry upon arrival to the departing farewell drinks , Annie ,Roger and Spice were attentive to our every need, whilst being discreetly in the "background" - ready to assist when called upon.
A very well stocked kitchen and wonderful light and open planned lounge /dining area, complimented by a large verandah with spectacular views through the forest to the Caribbean - all that with an infinity edged swimming pool for cooling off.- we highly recommend this property - off the beaten track but close enough to great beaches and towns - looking forward to retuning ......soon!
Staying at Sundowner is more than a vacation. It's an experience. Renting Roger and Annie's downstairs apt, was a window into the world of Tobago, all while staying at a wonderfully immaculate, comfortable, well appointed rental with views to die for. They were open, warm and helpful whenever needed (shopping and sightseeing advice, making reservations, etc), but never intruded -- and the same is true for Spice, the on-premise caretaker. We were the only tourists in Moriah, but never felt that security was an issue, because they were there. One of the few drawbacks is that good beaches, restaurants, etc. are a minimum of a 20 min drive away. Despite that we recommend wholeheartedly recommend Sundowner, which should also be called Sunriser because, along with the sunset from our deck, we watched the the sunrise each morning from the pool area.
This was our second stay in Tobago. Therefore, we can say in comparison, what a great location "Sundowner" is. It is fantastic to enjoy the view overlooking the sea. In particular, the sunsets are great there. The apartment is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable holiday. We like to use the infinity pool with its warm water every day. The chairs provide a nice resting place there. Fantastic is also the Garden this is maintained by "Spice". He also provided us with fresh fruits from the garden. Through him and the two dogs we have always felt safe in the house. The dogs are very loving, affectionate and were always there. Due to the location of the house you need a car (with 4x4 because the access road is quite an litle adventure). Supervision by Taylor Rentals has worked very well, with collection us at the airport.
Could'nt wait to stay there again.
On arrival, Annie and Roger will immediately make you feel at home and provide you with plenty of advice on where to go and what to see if you need it, a palm fringed beach and the warm ocean is just short drive away at Castara.
Totally relaxing, a true sanctuary from the everyday rat race. Sundowners is the perfect place to unwind, but at the same time not too far to get out and about to explore the island. Then back for a quick swim before watching the sunset and relaxing on the very comfortable guest apartment's large balcony, which is also a perfect early morning spot to watch so many exotic birds feed.
I cant imagine visiting Tobago and staying anywhere else - you will not be disappointed at Sundowners, missing you lots Annie and Roger, your 2 lovely dogs, Rosemary the cat and unforgettable Spice the handyman whose conversation is always entertaining.
Roger and Annie have built their home with it’s holiday apartment in a wonderful location with truly glorious views. The apartment is airy and well-fitted, we certainly didn’t need the air-con.
Memories – Roger and Annie are there to help but not intrude, the birds taking their turns to eat the fruit that Annie regularly puts out, a well fitted kitchen kitchen, the views – this cannot be overstated and a great location. Then there is Spice who helps in the garden and on projects, go for a hike with him if you can.
Thank you both
You will agree the photographs of Sundowner, and the views from it, are absolutely stunning,but these don't do it justice. Being there in person it is 10 times better!
When you arrive at Sundowner after an 8 hour flight, all your worries and tiredness just drift away as you slip into 'Island time'.
All that I want to say about Sundowner and Roger and Annie, the owners, has already been said by previous guests, so I would just like to use this review to say a great big "thank you" to Roger & Annie for making our stay with them a truly wonderful experience.
If you are considering Sundowner for a holiday...then go ahead and book it, you won't be dissappointed, I have no hesitation in recommending it.
Sundowner villa is located on a hilltop in the tranquil Woodlands area, close to the village of Moriah. The beautiful beaches of Castara and Englishmen's Bay are 15 and 30 minutes drive on the scenic coastal road. This road then passes through Parletuvier and the spectacular rain forest route to the lovely coastal villages of Charlotteville and Speyside. A further hours drive down the windward (east coast) road brings you back to your base, via Hope and Mason Hall. The spectacular Argyle waterfall (near Roxborough) can be visited en route. Further beaches (Arnos Vale, Turtle Beach, Grafton, etc.) are 15-25 minutes drive to the south. The main town, Scarborough is 20 minutes away. A 4WD vehicle is recommended and the owners will be happy to make the guests' rental arrangements. The property has a security fence and parking. To see our current and past weather go to: http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=IMORIAHW2
Other Activities: bird-watching
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
1 Jun 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Guests are strongly advised to take out adequate holiday insurance to cover loss of monies due to cancellation and any other contingencies (medical, personal liability, baggage, etc.)
Although no damage deposit is required, the owners reserve the right to charge for any damage to the property or contents, arising from the personal negligence or willful act by the guests or members of their party.
Deposit on booking £200. Balance to be paid 6 weeks ahead of arrival date. No refunds will be made after this (see additional notes)
Payment can be made via Bank Transfer, Paypal or credit/debit card (via Paypal).
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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