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This lovely house overlooks the Caribbean sea.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, three bathroom, west facing terrace, splash pool

Tosca sleeps up to 6 in 3 bedrooms (all en-suite and with sea views). A traditionally designed, spacious, semi-detached house next to the Grafton bird sanctuary. Tosca is close to Mt Irvine Bay and up the hill from the village of Pleasant Prospect, which boasts not only a couple of local restaurants, a pizzeria, two bars, and a shop but a rare cash point. The nearest beaches are a ten minute walk away, five by car.

There is excellent surfing and snorkelling at Mt Irvine Bay, and the sheltered private beach of Pigeon Point, on the Buccoo reef, is only twenty minutes away by car.

The nearest beaches are five minutes away. There is excellent surfing and snorkelling at Mt Irvine Bay, and the sheltered private beach at Pigeon Point on the Buccoo reef is twenty minutes by car.

More Details

Owner
Annie Taylor
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
28 November, 2017

About Annie Taylor

My husband Malcolm and I bought 'Tosca' in 2003 naming it after the house owned by my favourite Uncle Peter in Gerrards Cross, Bucks.

We had wonderful times there until sadly Malcolm died in 2012. Since then I have continued to visit twice a year with friends and family. The photo above was taken on the anniversary of Malcolm's Birthday, November 8th, because we were always at 'Tosca' to celebrate it with lovely Tobago friends.

Annie Taylor purchased this villa in 2003

Why Annie Taylor chose Black Rock

we fell in love with the amazing views across to the Buccoo Reef, Pigeon Point, and the Nylon pool, even to Trinidad in the far distance, and the best sunsets in the world.

What makes this villa unique

Set on a high, west-facing ridge on the Sanctuary resort, yet not too far from airport, ferry terminal, supermarkets, restaurants and village shops.

Semi-detached yet extremely spacious with large secluded private terrace with splash pool, and a very pretty blue roof!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Tosca was everything it promised to be. From the get go we were relaxed. The villa is beautifully maintained and is a home away from home. It is obvious that the owners have taken great care to ensure our stay was exceedingly comfortable even down to portable deck chairs to take with us to the beach!. It is wondefully positioned for exploring the rest of the island and some of the best beaches are within walking distance (down the hill and across the road!). The car was also a treat. The housekeeper and pool attendant were exceedingly helpful with little hints on how best to prepare all the fresh fish we bought and caught (night shark fishing trip). If you've packed your suitcase, take half the stuff out as Malcolm and Annie have already thought of it! We'll certainly be going to Tosca again.
Aug 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Black Rock in Western Tobago

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Vanity unit and hairdryer
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Vanity unit and hairdryer
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Vanity unit and hairdryer
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , small sofa also in this room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • All the bedrooms have sea views and en suite bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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This lovely house overlooks the Caribbean sea.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 10 reviews
5

Perfectly suituated for paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have returned to the UK following an amazing holiday at Tosca.

Tosca is perfectly located as spitting distance to a number of beautiful beaches. There are some lovely places to eat, again, just spitting distance from this villa. We explored the island which simply reinforced the fact that our location was key to all the activities and experiences we enjoyed. Everything you need is right at your fingertips!

The villa itself is a lovely home and really made us feel like it was our home (regrettable only for 10 days!) Tosca felt warm and homely and safe. As we were two girls travelling together this was quite important for us.

Tosca is light and bright and when you open the doors to the terrace area in the morning, you are greeted with sunshine and the beautiful sound of the delightful birds happily chirping away. Whilst having breakfast on the terrace, if you chose, you can feed the birds too and they will politely nibble the fruit and cheese in exchange for a glance at their vibrant colours. We have never particularly been avid "twitchers" but these birds are spectacular, harmless and strangely polite. If however you are a keen "bird twitcher" there is an amazing bird sanctuary just minuets from Tosca.

Although eager to explore the island we found ourselves leisurely waking up, having breakfast on the terrace and just soaking up the sunshine, stunning views of tropical tress, plants, birds and looking at the sea peeps. This is a wonderful start to any day.

The property was very clean with everything provided from beach towels to snorkelling equipment to even sun block and salt & pepper!

We were there for 10 days and found the housekeeping team really friendly and not at all intrusive. We were also introduced to the pool cleaner and the property manager. There is a great support system in place and the property is very well managed. If you need anything there are numbers to call inside this villa with thoroughly detailed guides, tips, taxi firms, local amenities, restaurant details etc.

This really is a special place and we would 100% recommend Tosca to anyone. We are already planning another visit. Our only complaint would be that we had to leave!

We hope you enjoy Tosca as much as we did.

Tam & Zoe xx

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The unspoiled beauty of Tobago

  • 5 of 5

This was my first trip to Tobago and Tosca Villa was the perfect place to stay with my daughter and her partner. All the comforts of home away from home.

Tosca Villa is a very private duplex home in a gated development at Sanctuary Villas. This villa is spacious with plenty of room for everyone. Each of the 3 bedrooms had its own private bathroom, air-conditioning and the upstairs bedroom had awesome views of the famous Buccoo reef and the Caribbean Sea,

In the large back terrace we also enjoyed the spectacular view of Buccoo Reef, the Caribbean Sea and many spectacular birds from the sanctuary. Each morning you wake up to the singing of these tropical birds and over breakfast you can enjoy watching them flutter about in the greenery. In the evening we would relax and watch the fire flies dancing in the greenery. On a couple of nights we were even able to hear the waves breaking on the reef.|

Four beaches are within five minutes drive from our villa, these include Stonehaven, Back Bay, Mt Irvine and Grange. A Mini market, ATM, restaurants and fast food outlets are nearby. Pizza Boy and The Fish Pot restaurant is a walk down the hill. The Fish Pot was a wonderful place to have an occasional dinner. The food is made to perfection. We enjoyed the crayfish and the grouper which were mouth watering good.

The use of the owner's car gave us the opportunity to explore many coves, bays, beaches and waterfalls hidden in the rain-forest. The drives through the rain forest was truly breath taking. You can stop and cool down at the most stunning and remote beaches.

Annie, the owner is an amazing and thoughtful person who made our stay very special. Can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Birdwatchers' Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The location of this Villa in the Sanctuary is stunning; it has panoramic views from the terrace of greenery and the azure waters of Buccoo Reef. The villa is well equipped with tropical style furnishings and fittings. It is very peaceful, private and safe with barrier entry into the estate. The support staff, Richard, Martin and Marilyn in the Sanctuary is extremely helpful and pleasant as is the housekeeper, Carol. Use of the owner's car is a real bonus. There are beaches close by; we went to Mount Irvine Bay Beach most afternoons and swam as the sun was setting.The best restaurant we found was Kariwak Village near the airport - delightful.The Villa is a birdwatchers' paradise. Birds flock to the terrace and include several species of hummingbird, Mot Mot, Tanagers and Tropical Mockingbird.We visited Adventure farm where the owner feeds hummingbirds and were treated to a dazzliing display of iridescent movement- quite breathtaking. If you enjoy peace and quiet and wildlife, this is the villa for you.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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tobago is awesome .......as is tosca..........: D

  • 5 of 5

Now back home and really missing Tosca in Tobago......such a great place to go loved every minute of it . Tosca is the ideal spot for all exploring, every thing is close to hand and you always have the comforts of home on your return its like home from home. The weather was perfect and everyone was so friendly Annie has some lovely staff and they are always there for you if you need them .

If you are thinking of visiting Tobago do it !! you will love it :D...

I loved feeding the birds each morning ...and the sunsets are something else.

We will definitely be going back sooner the better..........: D

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sun's and birds' paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had the chance to spend a wonderful 10 days in a house that provided a lot of pleasure for us. Beginning with the sunny days and ending by of at least ten different kinds of birds that visited us regularly in the mornings waiting for their servings of food. Vistas at Caribbean sea with its Bucco coral reefs only some 15 minutes drive to one of Tobago nicest beaches – Pigeon Point were magnificent. The house is well equipped in a nice surrounding and I cannot do anything only to recommend the stay in the villa.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: December 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Top Marks for Tosca

  • 5 of 5

Tosca was everything we wanted and needed it to be. The owners, Malcolm and Annie, have attempted to create a home away from home and for others to enjoy this experience as they do. They have created a happy holiday home environment for couples, groups of friends and families which has all the creature comforts including a dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and wifi! The location of Tosca is really good and the fact that Malcolm and Annie allowed us to use their car, made getting around all the more easier and comfortable. There is so much that we could say about staying at Tosca that are all positive ( location, safety, splash pool, cleanliness), but in a nutshell, whether you are a seasoned caribbean traveller or a novice, Tosca is a beautiful, clean and comfortable home to base the foundations of your caribbean experience on in Tobago.

DD

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2011
  • Date of Stay: November 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Tobago
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Pleasant Prospect
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Scarborough
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mount Irvine
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Fish Pot (Pleasant Prospect)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Grafton
Car: recommended

'Tosca' in Tobago is set high on a ridge overlooking Buccoo Reef and the Caribbean sea. Located next to the Grafton bird sanctuary this traditionally designed semi-detached villa affords luxury accommodation within the secure Sanctuary Villa estate, close to Mt Irvine Bay and up the hill from the village of Pleasant Prospect, which boasts not only a couple of local restaurants, a pizzeria, two bars, and a shop, but an all important (but rare) cash point.

The nearest beaches are only five minutes walk away. Tosca’s spacious living accommodation - 3 double bedrooms, all with sea views and en suite - can comfortably sleep 6, which makes it ideal for two families, or a group of friends sharing.

Our housekeeper, Carol, can arrange cooking or babysitting services for you. Charges can be agreed directly with her.

Golf: There are two golf courses on Tobago, and one of them, Mount Irvine, is less than a five minute drive away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Black Rock, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High
7 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT NOTES

The rental rates quoted are for 2 people staying; the rate increases with additional guests (except for the Festive Season when the rate is for the house). There is a non-returnable deposit of £150 per booking with the balance due 6 weeks before occupancy (eight weeks for festive bookings). We also accept payment in $US & $TT .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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