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

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,539 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Description

Tamarind House Villa

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.


About the property

TAMARIND HOUSE

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.

More Details

Owner
Lesley Finbow
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Parlatuvier in Eastern Tobago

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1539 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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
  • 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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

Tamarind House Villa
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 38 reviews
5

Hidden Paradise !

  • 5 of 5

If You are looking to get away from all the city life and just RELAX this place is for you. We found exactly what we were looking for in this property. This Property is an hour away from the airport and backs up to the rainforest.The views are amazing and the sound of the crashing waves fill the air. This villa is located on top a hill within the village. Very local Vibe not at all commercial or full of other tourists.

From the moment we stepped out of the car there was a sweet aroma of a flower that filled the air. Sharon the housekeeper met us at the house shortly after we arrived with the welcome meal she had prepared for us. She was very delightful and full of information that made our stay very comfortable. She is a wealth of information about the area and history of this home. she also called the house to checked in on us several times during our stay.

Lesley the owner mentions many locals in her recommendations to contact for different things we found this very helpful and used many of them from taylor rentals, (we dealt with Bruce this wife and son Jadon ) Our local rainforest guide was Fitz Roy who was very knowledgeable of all the birds and creatures in the rainforest. We did go on a few hikes including to the waterfall that is almost directly across the street and a 5 minute walk down a trail. Although spending time at the house we did see more birds and creatures than on the hikes we did.

There were many local beaches and swimming holes just beware most of them are not as calm as pigeon point and have under tows that will pull you out and toss you right back to shore depending how rough the water is. Exercise extreme caution.

Overall our stay was exactly what we wanted and we didn't want to leave. We Definitely will be back the next time we are in Tobago. Thank you Lesley for sharing your piece of paradise with us.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angela, it was lovely to host such appreciative guests, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time in and around Parlatuvier, it really is a very beautiful and special place. We are especially fortunate to have Sharon on hand to take care of our guests, and to share her local knowledge. At certain times of year the seas can be pretty rough along our coast, and at other times not so. This is just one example of the unpredictable nature of life on a small tropical island! My favourite times are when the sea is calm and bright turquoise exposing clearly the wonders of the coral reef just below the surface. We look forward to your return to Tamarind House, best wishes, Lesley
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5

Chill out at Tamarind House

  • 5 of 5

We were made very welcome by Sharon even though we were a late evening arrival. The house was clean and well furnished both inside and out. Lovely shower pressure even when all the family were there. The bedrooms and shower rooms were all well proportioned and the towels were a generous size and the dryer in the laundry room was great for enabling a last day swim.

The shop by the jetty was friendly and has lots of cold beer. You needed to go a little further for fresh fruit and veg but we had fresh fish from the boats at the jetty and the shop had frozen chicken.The Glasgow bar, on the hill, has an amazing view across the bay and the next 2 beaches have bars with food on the beach.

Nature came to us with lizards, bats, dragon flies, birds of every shape and size and the neighbour's chickens. We awoke to the forest dawn chorus and later a tardy rooster from next door greeted us.

The pool is great as it is a salt water system so no sore eyes and is warm from the sun but cool enough to be refreshing.

We had the house and apartment and there was enough room for us all to eat at the big dinning table or escape into small groups.

After enjoying the intensity of Carnival in Trinidad this was the perfect setting for a relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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3

a beautiful place to relax

  • 3 of 5

Tamarind house is really a good location to spend relaxed holidays there. The huge house( (we were 3 instead of 6) is built on the top of a hill with a wonderful view over the bay of parlatuvier.

The pool behind the house is great, but it has no handrail to get in. We enjoyed also the big terrace. The garden with all the exotic flowers and animals (humming birds, lizzards, goats, male chickens, who waked us in the morning, dogs, we also saw a tegu and a gecko once....) is amazing.The access road is a little bit steep for older persons to walk down or come up. And the staircase behind the house is also without a handrail at the last three steps. That`s a problem for a 86 years old person.

The washing machine is rusty, but it worked. I missed a flexible tube in the shower.

I also looked for a cool box for our excursions, but I couldn't find one.

I hate waxed table-cloth, it had a lot of mouldy spots.I should have removed it myself!

Sharon the housekeeper was very nice and she cooked us a wonderful meal.

On the whole we enjoyed our stay at beautiful Tamarind house.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Margreth, thank you for your review, even though it is a disappointing 3 stars, the lowest we have ever received. I am sorry that your 86 year old friend found the house challenging. I did try to give an accurate picture and thought that the gentleman's mother who lives close by, and who had originally contacted me, would be familiar with the house, and if in doubt would arrange a visit to check suitability. There is a cool box, available for excursions, at the house (Sharon is always available, by the phone provided, for any queries), and of course you should have removed the offending table-cloth. I am sure you understand our need to provide protection for our lovely hand made teak furniture, especially for when we have children visiting with crayons and paints. My husband and I who own Tamarind House live in the UK and we are currently stock-piling items to take down on our next visit in April - we like to keep the house to a high standard and are constantly upgrading. We have on order a new washing machine (the salt air does unfortunately create rust very quickly), new pool chaise lounges and numerous soft furnishing and small items. I will bear your comments regarding suitability for elderly persons in mind for the future.
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5

Wow

  • 5 of 5

Our goal was to have a relaxing mini holiday & thats what we got.

The cleanest villa we stayed in by far and we have been in a few in Tobago!

Thanks Lesley, Sharon & Victoria!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Superbly equipped!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at Tamarind House Villa this August was perfect. I totally appreciated the perfectly equipped kitchen as I was doing my own catering. Setting was nice, the sea bathing delightful, the pool pleasant, the only thing lacking was breeze. I suppose it 's just that time of year when it's still. A very comfortable dwelling otherwise. The homemade soaps added a nice touch and so did the great library of music and movies. I highly recommend this very spacious Villa if wanting to stay in a peaceful part of Tobago, surrounded by gorgeous tropical forest and emerald Caribbean waters.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our favorite escape! 3 visits so far...

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Parletuvier and the Tamarind house for the third time this spring! After getting married there last year, we booked yet another trip. I can not say enough good things about this house and Lesley, who owns it - and Sharon who helps caretake. The house was, as it always is, in wonderful condition - beautiful, bright, airy, clean. It is a delight to visit and we had a perfect stress-free trip. The condition of everything is always great - clean towels and lots of them, crisp sheets, plenty of books and a great stock of cooking utensils.

Sharon stocked the fridge for us since we were arriving late and did a perfect job. She also cooked a simple, but amazing meal - and we had leftovers for days! The pool was clean and the grounds are immaculate. We also found a GREAT new convenience store at the top of the hill - a full selection of produce and all sorts of big-city items right here in our tiny fishing village. Great to see Imbie and Miss V at the Jetty market, cold beers, ice creams and lots of laughs! Also had a great time walking the back stairs to Glassgows as our "workout" on the way to get a cold shandy and play cards!

This is our favorite getaway and we will hopefully be coming again next year. There is truly no place like it! And Lesley, Nick and Sharon are the most wonderful hosts!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing such a great review, lots of new info and an accurate picture for future first time guests, which is very useful in an area which is continually evolving. We are always delighted to have you stay, knowing how much you appreciate what Parlatuvier and the locality have to offer. It was so special for us that you chose to get married here last year too. After 9 years of renting we now have a growing number of return visitors which is really great, and a particular delight for Sharon who works so diligently on our behalf to keep our standards maintained. Looking forward welcoming you back soon..........
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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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