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Parrot Estate Villa Near Englishman's Bay

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, Sleep 4

Like the rain forest ridge that Parrot Estate has occupied since 1990, the house continues to evolve. Traditionally Caribbean inspired, the aim is to provide harmony between the accommodation and the surrounding landscape.

Contemporary facilities do not detract from a close and involving dialog with the living forest and the captivating Caribbean sea.

Two double bedrooms and two shower rooms allow comfortable living for four whilst the open plan living area and surrounding covered terrace invite a communion with jungle around you.

From sunrise to sunset this is a place where the holistic benefits of the environment never fail to nourish.

This is a place to feel alive.

More Details

Owner
Parrot Estate Villa
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Castara in Western Tobago

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Parrot Estate Villa Near Englishman's Bay
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
3

Probably a little too remote for us

  • 3 of 5

When we booked this property we knew that it was in the rain forest so shouldn’t really complain as we knew it would be a little remote however it was probably too isolated for us especially as the access road to the house is a real challenge especially in the dark.

Cons

The house really is in need of some TLC and is lacking some glassware and crockery sets also.

No WiFi (some may see this as a blessing)

The pool and surrounding area is in need of repair

Safe was not available

Pros

Beautiful garden and views. Enjoyed watching and listening to all the species of birds.

Assistance and advice from Jason who is a super character. Rent his jeep as it was a Godsend.

Castara has some real character. The locals are very friendly and food is good in the restaurants.

Kate is very responsive and supplies some really useful local information.

We had a really good time in Tobago although it did rain quite a lot. We would recommend the day boat trip (with snorkelling) with Alibaba. Superb day.

If you want to be located in a remote position with heaps of wildlife around then this is the place for you. My advice is to be 100% sure of what you really want.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Heavenly Escape

  • 5 of 5

Where do we begin? Kate's home was an absolute slice of heaven in paradise. Jason the groundskeeper was a star, such a positive soul, he helped us with any questions or needs that we had. The views were positively breathtaking, we had complete privacy, there were not any neighbors close by - perfect for couples/families that do not want to be disturbed. The many doors allowed the cool Caribbean breeze into the house from every direction, the place is a hidden gem. Every morning I opened our bedroom door and jumped into the pool - we felt like kids again! We never wanted to leave. We hope to return soon :) Thanks for everything!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Very Quiet Location

  • 4 of 5

This villa is in a very quiet tranquil location for those who totally want to get away from it all.

Beautiful well maintained pool and pool area. The property is full of "self serve" fruit trees, limes, grapefruit, mandarin oranges and avocado's. Beautiful tropical flowers to fill the rather dark interior of the house itself.

Nearby beaches could have been cleaner, but we went in the rainy season and a lot of debris runs down from the rainforest behind the villa.

The villa itself could definitely benefit from some TLC, especially the appliances and tile work and bathrooms.

Jason, the property manager, is an absolute gem. He picked us up from the airport even though we were late because of earlier flight changes. We stopped off at a supermarket close to the airport to get basics. If you can be bothered at the time we would suggest getting a bit more than basics as there is not much close to the villa as far as food shopping. However, daily, beautiful fresh fish is abundant. Jason called us nearly every day to make sure we were ok and needed anything that he could help us with. He even brought us produce from his own garden. He was the best.

We never saw or heard from Carol the housekeeper; apparently it was up to us to get in touch with her.

Be aware - there is no Wi-Fi , television or internet. Our mistake, we obviously didn't read the "inclusions" as well as we should, but it can make you feel a little "stranded".

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

The pictures alone, don't do this place justice!

  • 4 of 5

The Parrot Estate Villa was absolutely beautiful ! The pool is bigger and deeper than it looks! The scenery was breath taking, the seclusion was perfect for travelers looking to get away. Englishman's Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, was only a 5 min drive away. On your way to the villa, I recommend stopping at a grocery store before reaching Castara to pick up snacks. There are limited places to get these things during the off season. Jason was so responsive and helpful while we stayed at the villa. He made our trip 100x better and was always smiling and positive! Be sure to ask Jason to recommend the best places to eat. Kate was also super helpful when answering ALL of our questions prior to us even arriving in Tobago. Lastly, it should be noted that this beautiful scenic villa is in the middle of forest. You should expect to see a few bugs and other critters here and there if you leave the doors open (which I recommend) to take in the breathtaking views. You will see and hear many parrots daily, hence the name of the villa. Overall, the location was perfect, the villa was beautiful and the hosts were super attentive. I will definitely be staying here during my next trip to Castara!

Elise

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Kate, you and Jason Lara made this experience exceptional!!

Your responsiveness (way faster than my own) to questions, providing recommendations, and general great demeanor kicked everything off on exactly the right foot!

Jason did an awesome job coordinating with and taking care of us once we arrived in Tobago! He was so flexible when we wanted to check out Crown Point and Pigeon Point before making our way to Castara! Once there he showed us everything we needed to know about your lovely place and made us feel right at home wit the locals there, letting us know the evening happenings each night at Castara Bay!!

As for your place... it was everything we could have wanted! The trade for having to drive just over a mile to Castara Bay for the seclusion we experienced wasn't even a trade! We loved it! We took time to enjoy the pool, the hammocks, all the patios and the gazebo. Ha! Some days it was difficult to leave to go dive and/or leave to sightsee! Those double doors, open beam ceiling, and hardwood floor throughout the house provided a wonderful warmth... truly like having a home away from home!

I hope we have the chance to visit Tobago and stay here again! We had an absolutely wonderful experience!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lynn Wow thank so so much for spending the time in writing such a detailed review, I will also send over a copy to Jason as I know he will appreciate your comments. Kind regards Kate.
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5

A perfect place to enjoy Tobago's charms

  • 5 of 5

Parrot Estate Villa was the quiet, spacious house it looks in the photos! It's great for couples, friends or families that want to experience the "non all inclusive " delights of laid back Tobago. We enjoyed the local restaurants (think casual wooden shack for the most part!), untouristy beaches and just hanging out swimming and bbqing at the house. If you want to be surrounded by other people and don't like being surrounded by nature - then this is not the place for you! Would definitely recommend renting Jason's jeep - he's a mine of information and really helpful! We'd definitely like to return

  • Review Submitted: 15-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Crown Point
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Castara
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Castara
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Englishman's Bay

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  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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