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Trevor Patience

Member since: 2010
Speaks English

Rainbow ,Caribbean romance, private waterfall and secluded beaches

59 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Trinidad & Tobago - Nature Retreat Tobago

Romantic

Nestled in the foothills of Tobago's Nature Forest Reserve, where walks through the old coco plantation are filled with lush flora and interesting fauna. A photographer´s dream with its private waterfall. A stroll to the beach takes 15mins.

Take a soak in the blue Caribbean Sea or just hang around the deck with the royal palms and roll into the coolest rainwater pool ever. You compete with the birds for first pick of the fruit that abound, bananas ,pawpaw, sapodilla, guava ,coconuts

Birdwatching, Trail walking: The island contains a wide variety of bird habitats, including, tropical rainforest, swamp forest,semi-deciduous forest,mangrove swamp, freshwater marshland, coastal fringes and savannah, as well as cultivated lands, these habitats are are not extensive and support distinct population of birds, such as parrots, cocorico`s, king of the woods, jacamas, together with the humming birds there are about 100 species that breed in Tobago.We are situated in the foothills of an ancient tropical rainforest and due to the abandon cocoa plantation there are many trails into the hills and to the beach which are well kept.

Deep sea diving: The Sisters Isles, a group of rocks just off shore, the famous brain coral located 30 mins away at Speyside, great snorkelling in our horse shoe bay of Parlatuvier and fishing off the jetty at night

deep sea fishing: A must for any angler worth his / her salt, its all there

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Trevor Patience (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family including two kids, age 12 & 15, stayed at Rainbow Lodge for 3 weeks,Aug-Sept,2012.

We had a most fantastic time,Trevor ,the owner, was so welcoming and all his friends were a delight to meet.

We were taken into the Rainforest and fishing out at sea, all through Trev`s contacts.

The Lodge itself is beautiful, it is well maintained and the views are stunning, looking out to the Caribbean Sea across the rainforest .

We had some tasty meals out, to be honest we would quite happily have stayed at the villa and not travel out, as lying in the hammock by the pool could have been enough.

A walk down to the waterfall is just lovely through the old cocoa estate.

We would not hesitate to recommend this villa, which is away from the hustle and bustle of the the more touristy parts of the island, to any one thinking of a beautiful Caribbean ,Tobago holiday, we give Rainbow Lodge 5 stars.

We come away with wonderful memories and a wish to return.

Mike, Pam and the Kids
Aug 2012
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Reviews

4.8
based on 59 holidaymaker reviews

Rainbow ,Caribbean romance, private waterfall and secluded beaches
average rating of 4.7966104 based on 63 reviews
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We were staying in Xanadu and wow the pictures and description do not do it justice. We arrived in the dark and Trevor met us and explained all that we needed and then we sat on the verandah. It was so peaceful but when we woke I the morning we could not get over the amazing situation of the villa. Lying in bed watching parakeets, and many other species of birds flying past the window, to be able to see the Caribbean Sea from the bedroom window was amazing. Everything was wonderful, to be able to shower looking out on the rain forest was amazing.

The huge verandah was so great when we had the occasional rainy day, to be able to sit out in swim wear while it was raining and still be warm and dry was fantastic.

Do make sure you hire a jeep to get up the hill to the house and stock up on essentials at the supermarket in Crown Point before arriving.

Use candles at night and you will not need to worry about bugs, especially if you use the citronella candles and spirals which stop the mosquito's.

The villa was well equipped and we felt safe at all times, with Windows and doors left open all day and night. The verandah was extremely well equipped for eating and sunbathing with a huge selection of places to lie and sit to enjoy the sun and shade.

We have never stayed anywhere as idyllic as Villa Xanadu and loved every minute.

Thank you Trevor for letting us stay in your wonderful villa and for your help with anything we asked. We hope to return very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Much appreciated Enjoy the magic of Xanadu for 2 persons Off season rate is US$135 per night and get the best SUV rate for transport 15th April-15th June Looking forward to seeing you Cheers Trevor
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5

One of the best vacation locations I've ever been

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't wait to write this review. The accommodations we absolutely amazing and the picture don't do it justice. Yes it was a bit of a trek to get to but so worth it. If you're looking for a place to get away and enjoy being a part of nature this is the spot. Loved sleeping outdoors and visiting the near by town for homemade ice cream. My partner summed it up. You had the experience of sleeping outdoor but in the comfort of a soft bed. We had no problems with bugs, birds, geckos, or bats. We loved having the birds visit and waking up to all the nature sounds. The hike to the waterfall was easy especially if you have the right footwear. The pool provided privacy for skinny dipping late at night. Now about Trevor....what a kind and informative host. He was onsite if we needed anything and invisible if you wanted privacy. We look forward to returning and can't wait to make this our regular get away location. Thanks for building such a wonderful place and creating such an experience for your guest!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My new friends I thank you for your wonderful review Most appreciated I promise to be here with my help Ranger and Margret Looking after this little piece of heaven for your return Regards Trevor
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5

A sately pleasure dome indeed

  • 5 of 5

As Coleridge said 'And here were forests ancient as the hills, Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.'

Circumstances had contrived for me, my wife and my cousin to spend two days at Xanadu, having been let down by our booked apartment elsewhere. What serendipity! We were made most welcome by Trevor at this hideaway he has painstakingly built, nestling in the rain forest overlooking the Caribbean Sea. At the very end of the track, with only wild life (humming birds in the greenery outside the kitchen windows, birds nesting in the exposed rafters) for company, is the timber constructed chalet style apartment. Well equipped and with wonderful views over the forest to the sea, and a very private pool, this is the ideal place to spend a few days unwinding from real life.

We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you folks My pleasure hosting your Christmas vacation Being my pampered guests The fruit trees are flowering The birds signing The water falls flowing The warm beach sands inviting Vaness opened her new restaurant in Bloody bay Sweet local food Eula's curry at Englishmans bay is a delight with a cold Carib beer See you soon Cheers Trevor
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5

Among the greatest memories of our lives!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the greatest, most relaxing vacation of our lives! Trevor's lovely mountain villa was more beautiful than photos can convey. And he was the most gracious host we could have had. We think of the days we spent there often, even months later. We can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My Man, my Lady Thank you for your most appreciated review Looking forward to hosting you again Cheers T
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5

WOW! Magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about this wonderful "tree house" and our congenial host, Trevor. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary here and we could not have found a more romantic location. The view was spectacular, the pool sparkling, the top of the hill private, and we had everything we needed to make our 10 day stay comfortable and convenient. We like to cook and ate most of our meals in (including the delicious papaya and bananas straight off the tree) and the kitchen was more than sufficient. Trevor has done a beautiful job building Xanadu to make the most of the magnificent surroundings and he is a wonderful host. He was a wealth of information and was always available to answer our questions but never intrusive. You will enjoy his company as much as this beautiful setting. We can’t wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us Cheryl and Bob Trust you had an enjoyable return flight home, and anew beginning. The fruit trees especially the Avocado is now in full bloom, we have to be quick to compete with the birds for the Papayas, which can now be picked from the bathroom window. The weather continues to be near perfect and the Caribbean Sea awesome in its shades of blue green. Thank you folks have a great life and see you again Cheers T
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5

The most amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from the most amazing 12-days on the island - and the highlight was undoubtedly our dreamlike villa.

Villa Xanadu is located high up in the rainforest above Parlatuvier, Tobago which provided us with the most stunning views through the tree canopies, down to the beach of off into the abyss of the Caribbean sea. The villa itself is very spacious, and would easily facilitate 4 visitors. The decking has a variety of comfy chairs where you can while away hours while the infinity pool is just the icing on the cake - cool, clean, deep and with stunning views.

Every day we were enchanted by the sights and sounds of the rainforests, and even though we weren't twitchers before hand, we certainly enjoyed watching the wildlife living in the same space as you are. From Gekkos to Parrots, you get it all at Xanadu! We can not recommend this villa enough.

Thank you Trevor for making our stay so special.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike and Ruth Next time you come the Avocadoes will be bearing Those Pawpaw fruit that you can pick from the shower window ,turned out to be seedless,the best ever. So happy you enjoyed Xanadu, it was built with love, It is always a fight with the parrots and birds who gets the fruit first. The sweet Sapodilla tree near to the water tanks belong to the Chacalaka birds. Thank you folks was great hosting you Cheers T
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Crown Point
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Village
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Scarborough
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Village
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Parlatuvier
Car: necessary

Located 150m above sea level. Part of an old coco plantation, with its own private waterfall. Well kept trails into the rain forest, a bird watchers dream. Panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, the sisters rocks - offshore islands famous for deep sea diving and fishing. This sleepy fishing village nestled in the horseshoe bay of Parletuvier, with its night lit jetty, where lines are thrown late into the cool evening.

Imbi's shop caters for most needs. Sharon at the bar cooks daily lunch, fresh fish from the days catch.

To the west is the world famous beach at Englishman's Bay, Eula will feed you there.

Bloody Bay to the east, named for the savage naval battle fought between the English and French.

'The sea turned crimson and bodies washed up on Dead Mans Bay. There is a fabulous waterfall just in from the secluded beach.

Nearby Castara has a few restaurants an ATM machine and an internet cafe. We encourage you to ease back, rest, relax and enjoy. See you soon,

Golf: Two courses are 40 mins away, the mt. Irvine and plantation the other

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house on Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £191

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Security deposit TT$1500 on arrival and returned less any breakages either before departure or within 2 days of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Trinidad & Tobago in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower
  • Very spacious and well ventilated.Views of the rainforest, hot and cold water pumped from the pure artesian deep water wells of the rainforest.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • East room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    West room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • A Queen sized very comfortable bed, Organic Cotton linen , draped behind seer curtains , Wall fans , very cool, bamboo carpets on wooden floors, huge open windows, looking out over the lush Tropical Forest with the sounds of the waterfall and and views of the Caribbean Sea.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • bay
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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