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Luxury retreat with stunning sea and rain forest views - Tamarind House Villa

Lesley Finbow

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Luxury retreat with stunning sea and rain forest views - Tamarind House Villa

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Tobago - TAMARIND HOUSE

A rental villa and apartment with private pool and beach a short walk away

Perched on a hill in the centre of Parlatuvier, self-catering Tamarind House villa provides breathtaking, uninterrupted views of both the oldest protected rain forest in the Western hemisphere and one of the most attractive beaches along Tobago’s Caribbean coastline. Completed in April 2007 the rental villa with separate apartment is a thoughtfully designed and constructed log house. It is a perfect holiday retreat. From the verandas, pool, terrace and garden, guests can relax and watch the day go by - fishing boats leaving early and arriving with the catch mid afternoon, the daily migration of orange winged parrots, cocricos, egrets and corn birds to and from their favourite roosts, and much more besides. With the beach an easy stroll of 4 or 5 minutes away there is ample opportunity to swim and snorkel amongst coral reefs fringing the beach.

Details for holiday villa Tamarind House Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 3 Bathrooms

Tamarind House villa accommodation consists of:- In the main house (upper level):- 2 double bedrooms each with en-suite facilities. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite facilities. Large open-plan kitchen, dining and living area. Veranda with teak furniture and hammock. Laundry facilities. Two of the bedrooms open onto a long veranda overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and a further double bedroom enjoys wonderful rain forest views to the rear of the house. The living area also leads onto the long veranda with sea views at the front and views of the rain forest at the back.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lesley Finbow (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Here we are on the veranda of Tamarind House with 1 hour to go before we set off for the airport. The last 3 weeks in your beautiful villa have been one of our most memorable holidays ever. Everything has gone very well without any problems or hitches. We don't want to leave. This end of the island is unspoilt and the best. Just perfect. Lets hope it stays that way.

Have I missed anything? A decent pint of beer. And my marmalade. And -- er, well nothing else really.

Thank you very much.
Jan 2015
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Tamarind House Villa
average rating of 4.75 based on 26 reviews
5

Tremendous Tamarind in Terrific Tobago

  • 5 of 5

Hi Lesley, we arrived home this morning from beautiful Tobago and stunning Tamarind House - we loved it! Fabulous holiday. Seb, our two year old, loved the pool, the cows, hens, helping fishermen pull the fishing net onto the beach in Castara, exploring for "creatures" in the rainforest and the nearby waterfall - he made new friends with the local school children. We travelled the length of the island - Pigeon Point, King Peter's Bay (and everything in between), Englishman's was our favourite "wild" beach, Pirate's Bay and lovely Castara, and then the road from Scarborough to Speyside and the bays we saw en route, truly beautiful. We've been lucky to travel to over 9 islands in the Caribbean - your villa is my favourite, the views, location and very elegant - love the floors and the chic décor. Sweet village life, bliss. Anyway, we had a wonderful holiday and were sad to leave. Thanks for letting us stay. Jo, Sacha & Seb

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Will be hard to improve on this!

  • 5 of 5

The property is situated on beautifully landscaped grounds in a wonderful setting with spectacular views. There is lots of comfortable outdoor seating both on the veranda and at the pool and outdoor table. We ate most of our meals outside.

The kitchen is well-equipped, but needs another shelf or cupboard to store food. All the furnishings are well made. The beds are comfortable. We would have preferred a queen rather than the 2 singles.

Although the pool is too small for swimming, it was a great asset when the beach it too rough or just to cool off. We loved it. There is a good WiFi signal in the apartment and on the veranda, but it was slow at evenings and weekends.

The owners have thoughtfully provided a first aid kit, a small selection of books, and emergency lighting. There are no screens on the windows, but a mosquito net is available for the bedroom. The A/C in the bedroom is powerful, and a fan in the main room helps spread the cool air around. There is a phone, but no TV.

The beach is perfect, with good snorkeling along the left hand side. There were very few tourists in evidence during our stay. We were able to buy fresh fish on the jetty. It can be chaotic - just make your wishes known. Deal with the actual fisherman, if you can identify him. Basic groceries are available, but the nearest "supermarket" in Roxborough would be hard to get to without a car. Load up on supplies in Crown Point or Scarborough before coming.

The property was well managed and maintained - very clean throughout. Our friendly and helpful housekeeper, Sharon, was available whenever needed, and any deficiencies attended to promptly. Sharon ensured we had supplies for an intial meal, and arranged guides.

We normally go to different places to avoid some of the winter back home, in constant search for the ideal vacation. Tamarind is challenging that concept. I'm sure we will return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Heaven in Tobago!

  • 5 of 5

Well we are in love! We spent 3 weeks at Tamarind House and it immediately felt like home, but what a home! Perched above the bay where there is always something going on, the view from the terrace was sublime. We had a family of Barred Ant Shrike who kept us company along with Bananaquit, Humming Birds, Blue Grey Tanager, Shiney Cow Bird, Giant Cow Bird, Grackle and Tropical Mocking Bird all in the garden. Ospreys perched on the broken Palm Tree and fished in the river. Pelicans fished in the sea whilst Magnificent Frigate Birds floated past and Great Black Hawks did a morning tour of the bay. Various Lizards and the neighbours chickens ran around.

The beds were comfy, showers just right, we loved the pool, the locals were all nice, loved Mrs Chance and Sharon and her family, the rain forest, Glasgows, Bloody Bay, Oh I could go on and on. So sad to leave...........Janet and Chris Coe.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Tamarind House - most gorgeous location ever !!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the Tamarind House - it has a fabulous location with the bay to the front and the wonderful rain forest behind. The pretty garden is full of lovely birds !

The house itself is very spacious and beautifully fitted out, very clean and well maintained. Sharon the housekeeper was very helpful, cooking for us and providing friends, family to taxi and guide in the rain forest.

The location was perfect for us - relaxing, swimming, bird watching - not ideal if you need big supermarkets and lots of restaurants (although one, the Castara Retreats, is fabulous - best cocktails ever ! ) We mostly bought fish from the fishermen in the bay and cooked in the evening . The village is what I think is normally described as authentic as not in any way aimed at tourists and so normal and charming and unfussy

We swam a lot in the bay and also in the waterfall behind the house just into the forest - magic ! and we were always alone

We travelled around quite a lot - car hire and petrol very cheap - and much preferred 'our' part of Tobago to the developments near the airport - nice resorts but you could be anywhere !

If you are walking to the village/beach , you do need to be reasonably fit for the walk back up to the house - quite steep !

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Perfectly Poised

  • 4 of 5

This place is absolutely gorgeous. The view from the front porch is perfect for relaxing and walking distance to the beach.

Really well designed and comfortable

Sarah Ramcharitar

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
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5

Tamarind House

  • 5 of 5

we were very impressed by the whole setting of Tamarind House, it's location offers high levels of privacy, and spectacular views of Parlatuvier Bay & the surrounding area. The garden and pool area well equipped, comfortable, and regularly cleaned and maintained. we had plenty of wildlife and birds visiting the garden daily. The house is spacious, and comfortable, is fully equipped with an extensive range of household and domestic fittings and furnishings - every thing required what ever the need or circumstance. the house is kept in tip top condition by Sharon who visits about twice a week . Sharon is local and has an extensive knowledge on how to get the best of the region including the "loaves & fishes" .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris and Linda for choosing to stay at Tamarind House and for your appreciation of the simple beauty of Parlatuvier and the surrounding area. Sharon is a great asset and always very helpful to our guests, introducing them to other members of her family who facilitate fishing trips, taxi service, fresh fish supplies, including lobster if required, and so on. The heritage clay oven, organised by the villagers, is still producing delicious bread at least once a week - the sweet bread last Saturday was lovely. We notice there is now a new little parlour just opposite the bus stop close to the bottom of our driveway which serves very good local lunches daily - a very useful addition to the village. We would love to welcome you back one day, thanks again for being such great guests, Lesley and Nick

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Crown Point
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Parlatuvier
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Scarborough
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Bloody Bay
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: recommended

The spectacular fishing village of Parlatuvier is just a 40 km drive from Crown Point Airport, up along the picturesque North Coast road. This working village has a perfect crescent shaped beach curving away towards pretty pastel beach houses, a small elementary school, a few tiny shops, a rum parlour and breathtaking views. Set against a backdrop of stunning tropical rain forest Parlatuvier is Caribbean village life at its simplest.

On either side of Parlatuvier are the villages of Castara, Englishman’s Bay and Bloody Bay, each with their own beautiful beaches and a variety of restaurants and small shops. Fresh fish can be bought most days from the jetty in Parlatuvier and at the fishermen’s cooperative in Castara. Bird watching, rain forest walks, boat trips, fishing trips, snorkeling and scuba diving are just a few of activities that can be found within the village or just a short drive away. In Parlatuvier, a unique and memorable tropical island experience is awaiting you.

Other Activities: swimming, snorkeling, bird watching, fishing, rain forest tours within 15 mins. Diving, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Wind Surfing, Surfing, Golf, Horse riding 20-30 mins

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Prices & Availability

From £160 Nightly

Prices for this holiday villa on Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago

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Dec 14 - Nov 15
1 Dec 2014 - 30 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
£480
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£1,050
 
 
Dec 15 - November 16
1 Dec 2015 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£480
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£1,050
 
 
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150.00

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 143 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • All Bedrooms are air-conditioned and have en-suite shower rooms and toilet. Bedrooms 1 and 2 open onto a veranda with stunning views overlooking the bay.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
In addition to Tamarind House villa (upper level) which sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms, we can also offer for rent Tamarind House apartment which is situated beneath the villa and offers accommodation for a further 2 - 4 people. Guests have the choice of renting the entire property, including the apartment, the main villa without the apartment, or the apartment on its own. If both the villa and apartment are required by the same family or group, we will be prepared to negotiate a reduced rate.

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