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Bella Vista Cottage, close to the beach with stunning view of sea and rainforest

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Charlotteville - Bella Vista Cottage.

Spacious open plan self catering cottage, walking distance to beach

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.

*Standing fan.

*Small beach cooler.

There is private parking for guests.

Please contact Violet for any further information.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Violet Quesnel
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Bella Vista Cottage, close to the beach with stunning view of sea and rainforest
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed 7 nights at Bella Vista and had the most fantastic stay. We didn't want to leave. Violet and Peter are the nicest people, were on hand when we needed them, but left us to it the rest of the time. The views from the deck across the village towards the ocean and beyond are breath taking. I could have sat there all day. It is breezy and therefore nice and cool. We slept with the windows and doors open all night, it felt like we were sleeping outdoors under the stars. The kitchen, bathroom, dining and lounging facilities are all you could need. The book collection is excellent - I needed to stay longer just to read more. The beaches, a short walk away are some of the best on tobago. A short boat ride away...Lovers Bay is secluded and beautiful with outstanding snorkelling. We went fishing with a local fisherman and caught a Wahoo - highly recommend. This fed us for the week. The local bars and shop has everything you need. The people of Charlotteville, although shy to start are friendly and happy to help. I cannot fault our stay one bit, from start to finish it was excellent. Thank you Violet and Peter we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and Charlotteville. It was a pleasure having you as our guests. Best wishes, Violet and Peter.
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Frankfurt/M. - Deutschland

Tobago ohne Touristenrummel

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay at Bella Vista Cottage, we hope you will return one day. Best wishes, Violet & Peter
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Memorable, unique Tobago experience

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Bella Vista Cottage and Charlotteville. Best wishes, Violet and Peter
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Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes Charlotteville is quite a special place. Anchorage Alaska! When ( not if ) we make the trip I certainly will get in touch. Best regards, Violet & Peter
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Absolutely fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. Peter and I are very happy that you enjoyed your holiday at Bella Vista and Charlotteville. It was truly a pleasure having you both stay with us and we hope you will return to visit with us again one day we really did miss you both after you left and Patch did also. Best wishes, Violet and Peter.
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Newmarket, ON

What a View!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kemal and Maro for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Bella Vista Cottage. Lots of love and best wishes to you both for the future. Violet and Peter xxx
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Car: recommended

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on Charlotteville, Trinidad & Tobago

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2 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Deposit required to confirm reservation.
PayPal accepted.
Maximum occupancy 2 persons.
Check in 3.00pm.
Check out 11.00am

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Charlotteville in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Spacious bathroom with hot and cold water. Large tiled vanity and wash basin. Full size tiled shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Veranda ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
There is an extensive library of books for guests to enjoy, Walk in closet space, Wireless Internet, Satellite TV, Standing fan. Small beach cooler

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