|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Bella Vista Cottage is a spacious self catering rental in the quaint fishing village of Charlotteville, Tobago.
The property is 864sq ft with panoramic views of the rain forest and the Caribbean sea. It is a 10 minute walk to the beach and the village of Charlotteville. The cottage has wireless Internet and satellite TV. The kitchen features a full size fridge freezer, microwave oven, full gas cooker with oven, electric kettle, electric coffee maker and toaster. The kitchen, living room. dining and bedroom areas all open onto the large deck with stunning sea views. There is seating and two hammocks on the deck for guests to enjoy. The deck also has a dining table and chairs.
The cottage sits in private landscaped gardens amid tropical flowers, banana, mango, breadfruit and avocado trees.
You can relax on the large deck and listen to the waves lapping the shore and watch the pelicans at play in the Caribbean sea as brightly coloured parrots fly by.
A hike in the rain forest is on your doorstep and it is a 15 minute hike from the village to beautiful Pirates Bay.
There are several restaurants and bars on the beach front. Fresh fish can be bought from the fishermen on the beach daily. The village has a small grocery where basic supplies can be found
There is an extensive library of books in the cottage for guests to enjoy.
The cottage also has
*Walk in closet space.
*Small beach cooler.
There is private parking for guests.
Please contact Violet for any further information.
eine perfekte Unterkunft mit den besten Gastgebern, die man sich vorstellen kann. Immer freundlich, immer hilfsbereit und zugewandt.
Ein grandioser Blick von einer grandiosen Terrasse oberhalb des Ortes.
Jederzeit würden wir dieses "andere Tobago" wieder wählen.
We spent 6 enjoyable days at the cottage in January. It’s very spacious for two people, was clean, has simple architecture that suits its surroundings, and the furniture is basic but comfortable. The views from the large deck are amazing – village and sea spread out below, and surrounded by lush vegetation along the hillside. The cottage is located on the outskirts of the village – close enough to see and hear everything that is going on there, but far enough away to be private. The sounds are typical Caribbean – waves crashing, people talking loudly, roosters crowing, dogs barking, reggae music blaring. We never used the lounge area or satellite TV – too much to take-in from the deck. The constant breeze kept us comfortable. The friendly owners are invisible, but easy to find as-needed. Walking to the village is possible, but we preferred the short drive (traffic is infrequent but the road is narrow so not much space for pedestrians). We had no problems with daytime insects, but a net might be preferred at night.
We stayed 5 nights in Bella vista and loved every moment. We usually like to move around every couple nights but Charoletteville was a town you could call home. A fishing village at the end of the road. We got fresh fish every day for cooking our own dinner. The view from the veranda was breath taking and we actually found ourselves wanting to lounge in the hammocks for several hours reading and enjoying the breeze. Pirates bay was beautiful and a great spot to snorkel. We were able to get most of our supplies we needed in town but it definitely doesn't have luxury supplies. Violet and Peter were more than helpful and very welcoming. Although never intruding. It was nice to have them near by and also enjoy our privacy. I would highly recommend staying here. Violet and Peter you have my email if you make it to Anchorage, AK.
We're reluctant to tell the world how wonderful Bella Vista is as we'd like it to remain our own secret slice of paradise but that wouldn't be fair to the lovely owners Violet and Peter Quesnel. Due to their hospitality and helpfulness whilst being inobtrusively available to make any enquiries of, I feel we must share what an absolutely fantastic time we had at Bella Vista so that you lucky others might enjoy it. We assure you that (in our opinion) no where else in Tobago is lovelier that Charlotteville. We hired a car for the middle week of our stay and once we had visited a few places and used the convenience of the car to replenish supplies at the supermarket we were most happy to return to Bella Vista. It was for us a home from home. We found true relaxation and rejuvenation there. Violet and Peter felt like our true, lovely neighbours. We so enjoyed the simple but magnificent pleasure of sitting out on the verandah to take in the phenomenal panoramic view and watch the birds enjoy the fruit we put out for them. Flocks of parrots flew across the valley several times a day. We saw sweet little agoutis foraging in the garden from time to time during each day. We befriended a neighbour dog called Patch who liked to spend most of his time at Bella Vista and he would sometimes accompany us to the beach! Bella Vista has all the equipment you could need. Charlotteville has lots of little shops that are well stocked. It is worth exploring them before deciding on going to supermarkets elsewhere on the island. Charlotteville has about five bays and we enjoyed spending our days swimming in the beautiful clear water every day of our holiday and often getting a tasty roti in in the village afterwards. Word of warning to visitors: buy DIRECT FLIGHTS to Tobago and Avon's Skin So Soft bath oil to rub directly on to your skin to repel mosquitoes (nothing else works as well!). We were sad to say goodbye to Charlotteville, Peter and Violet but we know we'll be returning as soon as we can!
We spent just under a week at Bella Vista Cottage over the Holiday Season. What a truly beautiful and unique place. We spent the majority of our time on the deck and the view over Charlotteville and out to sea is breathtaking. The pulse of the village can be seen (the comings and goings of the fisherman) and heard (from spiritual gospel singing to the beats of Soca music on a Saturday night) below. The cottage itself is clean, spacious and well equipped. All the shutters and doors open up and there is a constant wonderful breeze to cool the place down. One evening we fell asleep to fireflies dancing just below the ceiling above our bed. Truly magical. The sounds of birds fills the air from sun up to sun down. Flocks of parakeets routinely fly back and forth from the nearby rain-forest. The surrounding grounds and area are tropical and lush, with a variety of fruit trees. The peacocks that wander freely on the grounds are entertaining and are always up for enjoying a treat at the backdoor. A brief drive down into the village finds basic supplies in the village shop and of course fresh fish daily, if you so choose. We did, and it was delicious! (We stopped off at the Penny Saver, not far from the airport, and bought our main groceries on our way north to Charlotteville.) Parking near the village shop, Pirates Bay is about a 15-20 minute walk up a hill and down the famous steps. Golden sand, clear water and views across the bay to the surrounding hills await. While we were there a Dutch three masted training schooner was moored in the distance in Man O War Bay. What a special sight, it was like swimming in the 19th Century. Other Tobago highlights for us included visiting the various gorgeous beaches in the south part of the island, the vistas and never-a-dull moment driving experience of the Windward Rd from the southern end of the island, and a fascinating tour by the owner of the Tobago Cocoa Estate, which is producing world class dark chocolate. Completing our unforgettable Tobago experience was our hosts. We have traveled many places and you will be hard pressed to find warmer, more gracious and generous hosts, than Peter and Violet. Thank you for creating such a unique vacation experience. If you are looking for a down to earth, unforgettable getaway, and alternative to the typical tourist experience, Tobago, and in particular, Bella Vista Cottage is your place.
We spent a wonderful three weeks at Bella Vista enchanted by the glorious view of the bay, visits from the birds, enjoying Rum punches on the deck and buying fresh fish from the fishermen. The cottage is beautiful, relaxing and very well equipped - our favourite was being able to see the sea from the shower!
The village is friendly and we found everything we needed in the well stocked shops. There are a couple of good restaurants and bars in the village and lots of options for buying take outs. Our regular beach was the almost deserted Pirate's Bay which is well worth the 15-20 minute walk from the cottage. If you're interested in Turtle watching the NEST office is located on the beachfront in Charlotteville and you can arrange to go out turtle watching on the boats with Devon and Ancil who are both wonderful hosts.
We rented a car for one week which is recommended if you want to see the island as public transport was quite unreliable and car rental isn't expensive.
The Argyle Waterfall is beautiful and well worth climbing to the very top level.
We would also recommend the beautiful Pigeon Point Heritage Park if lagoon-like turquoise sea and white sand is your thing. Fine dining with a great view can be found at The Seahorse Inn on Grafton Beach and we would recommend the experience of eating at 'Table for Two' with Elspeth who creates a meal just for two people each evening in her own house designed around you.
We went snorkelling at Angel Reef and on to Little Tobago with Top Ranking Tours (office located in the Blue Waters Inn hotel in Speyside). Ask for a chap called Randy - he's a bit of a cliche at first but we really can't recommend him highly enough for going above and beyond to create a perfect trip.
Last but by no means least, Violet and Peter were absolutely wonderful hosts; always there and happy to help if you needed them and fantastic company! We loved them and can't wait to go back!
Sara and David, London. UK
Charlotteville is a 1 hour drive from Scarborough and a 1 hour and 30 minute drive from the airport.
There are restaurants and bars in the village within walking distance of the property.
Nearby Speyside also has a selection of bars and restaurants to choose from.
The Forest Reserve is a 25 minute drive from Charlotteville and is a beautiful drive with lots of bird species and tropical flora and fauna.
Guests will be supplied with an information pack and Island map.
Please don't hesitate to contact Violet for any further information.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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Deposit required to confirm reservation.
Maximum occupancy 2 persons.
Check in 3.00pm.
Check out 11.00am
Contact Violet for details