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Sandy Bay Cottage - beachfront beauty with breathtaking view of Caribbean Sea

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom plus loft, 2 bathroom cottage with spacious garden facing beach

The enchanting Sandy Bay Cottage is cozily nestled at the end of a short beach road in the historic Arnos Vale town of Plymouth, situated on the north-western coast of Tobago, embraced by the Caribbean Sea. Just 15 minutes’ drive from the Arthur Napoleon Robinson airport (Crown Point), this lovely and recently renovated (2016) beachfront cottage is great for a family get-a-way or a romantic retreat where you will experience the “real Tobago”. The entire cottage is rented all together and sleeps maximum 8 persons. If you are seeking rest, relaxation, being serenaded by the birds just steps away from the beach, then this is the place to be.

The shallow village beach and bay outside the property grounds (in front of the property fence) at the end of the beach road is good for swimming, snorkeling, fishing, is never crowded and is used mostly by villagers in the area. The bay is protected by a short seawall, sometimes not even visible depending on the season and time of year (usually fully and naturally covered by sand around Easter time, April/May for example), and there is good county-provided drainage outside the property to ensure no flooding or impacts from high tides, etc. There are no services on the beach (toilets, bar, etc). The county is responsible for periodic cleanup of the area, and even locals partake in beach and drainage cleanup activities from time to time if needed, so please be kind to the environment there and feel free to join in as well. For beaches with services, there are places like Mt Irvine Beach (great for surfing, you can rent surfboards there), Store Bay, Pigeon Point, just 5 -15 minutes away so you can plan quick excursions.

The entire cottage and grounds (upstairs/downstairs) is rented altogether for up to eight persons maximum. Upstairs has a full kitchen with modern appliances, living and dining room overlooking the beach, all open plan. There are 2 air-conditioned bedrooms and 1 bathroom upstairs. One bedroom opens out onto the veranda for a spectacular view of the gorgeous Caribbean Sea. There is also an open-air sleeping loft upstairs with a double bed over the living room as well. The open plan living room opens onto a spacious veranda stretching the width of the cottage, with a spectacular close-up view of the Caribbean Sea and the sound of jovial birds frolicking around in the yard. The third bedroom is downstairs: an air-conditioned 1 bedroom unit including a mini-kitchen and own bathroom, and a spacious patio looking onto the front yard and beach.

The fenced yard facing the beach is very spacious, with fruit trees, flowers, shrubs and good parking. There is even an enclosed outdoor shower in the yard where you can wash off the salt and sand after an invigorating dip in the sea.

A supermarket, ATM, bank, post office, hardware & fishing tackle store, local restaurant (Debbie’s Homestyle Kitchen), gas station are all conveniently located within walking distance from the cottage, including some of Plymouth's and Tobago's historical sites (Mystery Tomb, St James Fort, Courland Monument).

Internet/Wifi is included. The property is also equipped with a modern alarm and surveillance system for added security.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Swedish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Peter

Born and raised in southern Trinidad, I moved to USA as a teenager and lived there for many years before relocating to Stockholm, Sweden where I currently reside. I travel back and forth to Trinidad and Tobago very frequently every year.

Peter purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Peter chose Plymouth

In my humble opinion,Tobago is a genuine paradise, and I simply fell in love with this property at first sight. The Arnos Vale coastal area is so attractive and finding this unique beachfront cottage in that area with a sprawling view of the Caribbean Sea is like icing on the cake


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Plymouth in Western Tobago

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Full names of all occupants must be provided upon booking confirmation
  • No cooks or strangers coming into the property to prepare meals, provide services, etc
  • To avoid leakage or damage, turn off ACs when away and just use when needed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs bedroom with queen bed - 1 Large Double Bed , A fully contained unit with, AC, kitchen, bathroom, fan
    Upstairs master bedroom with queen bed - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 large windows; AC, ceiling fan, wardrobe
    Upstairs bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , I large window; AC; ceiling fan; doors open to sea view
    Open sleeping loft - upstairs - 1 Double Bed , Access via loft ladder in living room
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
Housecleaning service is on as as needed basis and is included in the rate. For long stays one week or more, the houskeeper will come to clean once or twice per week as needed. The entire house/property is rented to one guest/group at a time. There is no separate renting of upstairs and downstairs. Wifi is included.


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Sandy Bay Cottage - beachfront beauty with breathtaking view of Caribbean Sea
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful home right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely house. Beautiful sunsets, a great beach with snorkeling and very friendly locals. The water was so warm and so refreshing! It was fabulous to sit on the deck at night and look out at the yard and the beach or head to the beach with a glass of wine and watch the stars. I would suggest if you stay to walk around the town of Plymouth as the locals are very friendly. The house is clean, comfortable and very well stocked. If we come back to Tobago we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Thank you Peter and Maria!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Marian! Glad you and the family had such a great time. Welcome back!
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Fantastic House, Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

Sandy Bay Cottage is wonderful. Set on a quiet street with an interesting beach just outside the fence. We stayed with our 2 teenage boys. Sitting on the balcony watching the waves and the setting sun is fantastic. Birds everywhere. Located close by is a store, ATM and gas station. Maria, the property manager was professional and easy to deal with. It was a super vacation spot.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nick and great to know that you and the family enjoyed it!
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Charming rustic paradise

  • 5 of 5

An amazing location and well equipped cottage. Peter the owner, Maria the property manager and Monica the house keeper all wonderful people. Hope to return in 2020.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim, it was really great hosting you and Pam at the cottage and we look forward to having you back in 2020! Tobago cheers, Peter
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Lovely relaxing place to stay in friendly neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Sandy Bay Cottage. The property is managed by a lovely lady called Maria who accommodated all our problems as we were delayed in arriving, nothing is too much trouble, thank you so much Maria. The owner is Peter, he is friendly and very helpful and he made reservations for us on arrival at Debra's homestyle kitchen up the road, she is so friendly and waited around and looked after us beautifully and her food is great.

The house is clean and comfortable and well equipped - we mostly had breakfast on the balcony watching the amazing hummingbirds. Everything is in easy reach, Debra's, mini markets, bank, gas station etc and everyone says 'good day' to you. The small beach is at the bottom of the garden and everything is perfect. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tanya for your review and it was a real pleasure hosting you and Tim at the cottage. Communication and planning with you was smooth, pleasant, and I will pass on your good feedback to Maria as well. Hope to have you back at the cottage in the future...most welcome!!
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The house was nice and the location was fantastic.

  • 4 of 5

Overall, the Sandy Bay Cottage was a great stay. I would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Embrace Tobago and be with the locals!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at Peter's house. The on-island staff were very helpful and always only a phone call away if we needed anything. It was great to be with the locals and had a wonderful dinner experience at Debbie's Home Style Kitchen.

Sitting on the porch every night and watching the waves, sunset and birds were the highlight of the trip.

A small side note for folks-roosters, chickens, goats and dogs all live near by and really don't care what time you might want to get up in the morning. :)

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Fish Pot
The Mystery Tombstone
Englishman's Bay
Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Crown Point Airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Mount Irvine Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Plymouth Road
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Fish Pot
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Village beach and bay
Car: recommended

A few minutes walking distance from the cottage you will find:

Fort James: one of Tobago's four colonial forts

Mystery Tombstone: An eighteenth-century grave, with a mysterious inscription that has puzzled visitors for more than 200 years. There is a riddle there to solve....

Courland Monument: Memorial to Tobago's first settlers


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £111.39

Please contact the owner if you would like to discuss your specific plans.
Also, you are advised to secure travel insurance in the event of unforeseen circumstances affecting your trip ( cancellation, accident, etc)

Cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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.