Four Self-Catering Apartments with Sea Views, Steps to Grafton Beach
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- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Black Rock villa description
Available accommodation: 'Warm Breezes' -- the three-bedroom, two-bath luxury suite with private pool(sleeps six); 'The Artist's Studio' -- perfect for a young family; an adjoining (or separate) one-bedroom apartment with fantastic sea view; 'Sweet Nest' -- Cozy Cottage with private verandah, which is separate and self-contained, an ideal honeymoon suite.
'Hibiscus Heights' can be booked as a whole unit, or individually as separate apartments. It is located in the Grafton area, on a scenic ridge overlooking the Caribbean Sea, away from the crowds of the lower-lying tourist districts. Crown Point Airport is a 10-minute drive away, but owners of this home are pleased to greet and personally see off their guests. Car rentals can also easily be arranged beforehand.
At 'Hibiscus Heights' each living area or self-contained rental unit has a telephone, wireless access, cable TV, a lock-box for valuables, house-keeping included, and all kitchens are fitted and equipped with modern appliances and utensils. There are overhead fans in every room; split level air-conditioning units have also recently been installed in all the bedrooms, for those who just can't sleep without it. This is an ideal setting, not to mention the most economical choice, for large groups who want to be close but at the end of the day still have their own space.
Why has Tobago been hailed worldwide as a premiere 'eco-tourism' destination?
Well, Tobago is not a volcanic island like most of the other Caribbean islands. Once a part of South America, many of the same species of plants and animals found on that continent abound here. So - whether you're biking or 'booting it' through Tobago's majestic rain forests, strolling along one of the island's many sanctuary trails, or simply reflecting amidst the radiant colors of Scarborough's well-groomed Botanic Gardens - you'll see: beautiful beaches are only a small part of what this tropical isle has to offer.
Its exquisite reefs are home to an explosion of marine life, making the best diving and snorkeling experiences frequent happenings in and around Tobago's waters.
Since 1776, the island's Main Ridge Forest Reserve has been legally protected, making it the first tropical rainforest to be legally protected in the western hemisphere.
Tobago is one of the few places left in the world to which six species of endangered and 'critically' endangered sea turtles return, each spring, to lay their eggs.
Yes ... Islanders really have every right to be proud. But boastful? Never! Tobagonians are far too modest, a truly happy-go-lucky people who have become so used to sharing their home with visitors that they know how to be welcoming without being intrusive.
Warning, Warning: the pace here is relaxed, far from frantic, with people actually taking the time to wish you a good morning and 'night'. Be prepared, yet rest assured: Tobago is also a place where you will find most of your back-home favorites, plus fine wines and premium alcohol, in the larger grocery stores.
Description of units available for long or short-term rental:
ON THE TOP LEVEL - offering spacious living for six people, this impressive three-bedroom, two-bath villa has a huge wrap-around verandah (over 125 ft.) for viewing the turquoise sea, and old-time wooden shutters with high ceilings for catching the warm breezes.
The large and airy master bedroom has a king-sized bed, walk-in closet, and en-suite bathroom. The other two guest bedrooms have queen-sized beds, high ceilings, and are also quite roomy. All beds are four-poster - very romantic - with firm mattresses for many restful sleeps.
There is an open living/dining area and the kitchen is immaculate.
All rooms are tastefully decorated, many pieces of furniture having been hand-made by craftsmen in the region.
There is a swimming pool at the back, surrounded by a sun-terrace, to which guests of this top villa have exclusive access. Set off the kitchen and equipped with a comfy patio set and loungers, it is ideal for al fresco dining after dark.
ON THE SECOND/GROUND LEVEL - there are two self-contained apartments - a spacious artist's studio; the other, the one-bedroom apartment, has a fantastic seaview.
Separate Accommodation on property also available: A cozy self-contained cottage sits snuggled in its own mini banana plantation, a perfect honeymoon suite. Especially since booking 'Hibiscus Heights' as a whole unit would certainly leave you lots to spend on a Caribbean reception. Why not go for one of those 'theme' weddings -- underwater, maybe? -- which have recently become so popular and that are now being offered in the area?
Keywords: Upper Villa, Studio & Cottage
- 4770 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Included
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only:
- Children Welcome:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
- Warm Breezes (upper villa) 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6 - 9 1 King size bed (master suite), 2 queen size beds + 2 single (child) size beds Corner View (lower right of main villa) 1 bedroom (queen size bed) apartment with great sea views patio. Adjoining door to Artist Studio. Artist Studio (lower left of main villa) 1 queen bed 'studio' apartment with small patio and sea views. Adjoining door to Corner View. Sweet Nest (separate cottage at front of property) 1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed. Private sun deck/terrace....moreless
Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms
- 5-minute walk to beach (5 of the best beaches on the island within a 20-minute radius) and two of the more popular all-inclusive hotels ('Grand Courland' and 'Grafton Beach Resort') also within walking distance; a 2-mnute walk to internet cafe, new mini-mart, 'Pizza Boys', and popular local hangouts like 'D Matchbox' and 'the Sports Bar'. A ten-minute walk to 'The Seahorse Inn' guarantees you one of the best fine-dining experiences in Tobago. Round the corner: Navin & Mom open every day for lunch, serving one of the tastiest veggie rotis around! Other local dishes like pelau (rice & peas), stew chicken and callaloo also available around noon-time down by the bar 'Moon Over Water', right next to the village green....moreless
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Away From It All
- Rain Forests
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Horse Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
local services and businesses
- Near The Sea
sports and adventure activities
- Water Tubing
- Fly Fishing
- Bay Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Housekeeper Included
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
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Thank you for creating this awesome space!Guest comment entered by owner
Thank you for creating this awesome space!
Well, can I just say that the first words that came out of my mouth when I walked into the room were..."I could sooooo live here!!! I love it! Thank you for creating this awesome space!" The "Artist Studio" was such a pleasure and joy to stay in. And I stayed in alot, lol. It was a wonderful refuge at the end or beginning of my day. With only a few steps away from the "Pleasant Prospect"...this one is a very happy girl. Thank you Gill and Paul for an uninterrupted pleasant stay. I'm booking in again already!!!! Thanks again, Tracey
- Guest Tracey Jennings from Australia
- Date of stay 04/23/11
- Review Submitted 08/02/13
Hibiscus Heights is perfect.Guest comment entered by owner
Hibiscus Heights is perfect.
A stone's throw (and walkable) from arguably one of Tobago's nicest beaches, Grafton, it is perfectly located to explore anywhere on this gem of an Island. It has an excellent aspect, wonderful view over the sea, a small but perfectly adequate and very refreshing pool, spacious accommodation and an exemplary maid service. From here, you have easy access to Pigeon Point, Turtle watching (when in season and not to be missed) and Buccoo reef. In the latter case, 'CJ' is the only man to go with. Ask around when you are there and you will find him. A whole host of other things to do: bird sanctuary Near to the house (walking distance again) is an excellent but expensive restaurant 'The Fish Pot', but better and ludicrously good value, local and tasty is 'Joanne's Finger Lickin' Food' is first rate - takeaway only. Pizza boys a couple of doors down not bad for hungry kids either. Small supermarket here too. Always feels like a bit of a gamble doing it over the internet, but look no further, this is the place: perfectly located, good value, well run and just really nice. We would go again.
- Guest Robin Matthews from U.K.
- Date of stay 03/12/11
- Review Submitted 08/02/13
Stunning location and absolutely beautiful space..Guest comment entered by owner
Stunning location and absolutely beautiful space..
We had the pleasure of staying at Sea Breeze at Hibiscus Heights for two weeks in late April, early May 2011. Stunning location and absolutely beautiful space to our family to relax and luxuriate in. We have a young child who loved the pool and taking naps in the hammock. The service that Paul and Jill provided was excellent – very high standards. It was my first time to Tobago – Paul took the trouble everyday to suggest restaurants and places of interest, things to do etc. He even drove us to the Annual Goat Races where we happened to make it on to the 7pm news. The local area where Hibiscus Heights is located is also fantastic. I really suggest buying your fruit every morning from Mervyn’s fruit stand at the bottom of the road. Also, dinner at the Fish Pot is a must as well as take away Caribbean food from Joanne’s stand. All located a few minutes from the Heights. As far as excursions, make a visit to Eamonn – two villa’s away up the hill and let him take you out on a guided tour of the Island by bicycle. It’s safe and his bikes are in mint condition. Also a very special way to see Tobago where the cars don’t go. We also recommend Horseback riding in the ocean and on the beach with Healing Touch Horses in Bucoo. We had never been on horses before and found this a very special experience. To complete your stay – you must book a day cruise on the catamaran called Island Girl and go to the snorkeling spots and hidden bays that are only accessible by boat. It is worth noting that we only rented a car for 2 days out of the entire 2 weeks we were there as Hibiscus Heights is so central and you can walk to 2 of the best beaches in Tobago. Whatever you wish, Paul will be on call to make your trip a very memorable holiday of a lifetime. As was ours. We are already planning to go back.
- Guest Denise & Paul – London, England
- Date of stay 04/26/11
- Review Submitted 08/02/13
We loved this apartment. It was bigger than it appears in the pictures and in an awesome neighborhood for exploring. Lots of little artsy shops, bakeries, restaurants, organic and fair trade markets and little hidden plazas. We'd go back in a heartbeat. It comfortably sleeps 4.
- Guest Babs (Oak Park IL)
- Date of stay 06/15/12
- Review Submitted 06/23/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Lovely place, Lovely People
Lovely place, Lovely People
We spent a week in Sweet Nest in April 2009. For us, it was the perfect place to stay. The cottage was well equipped, had a lovely deck area and Gill and Paul were fantastic. The area itself is exactly what we were looking for in Tobago - slightly away from the really touristy part of the island. The beach was spectacular, about 5 minute walk from the property and pretty empty at all times. The restaurants and bars at Pleasant Prospect were great and there is a mini supermarket where you can buy the essentials. We got away with not hiring a car for the week as there was no real need. The beach is one of the best on the island and the restaurants and supermarket nearby covered all our needs. For a relaxing break where you are looking to unwind, it is perfect. The rest of Hibiscus Heights looked fantastic as well. It is perfect for all occasions. You could probably rent the 2 apartments and the cottage for a group of 10 or so. We can't recommend Hibiscus Heights enough and, if you stay there, you certainly won't be disappointed.
- Guest Brett & Hayley (UK)
- Date of stay 03/29/09
- Review Submitted 04/30/09
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children.
We loved Hibiscus Heights!
We loved Hibiscus Heights!
Last week we took our grown daughter (who needed a break) with us to Tobago and stayed at Hibiscus Heights, hosted by Gillian and Paul. It was delightful. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. And Gillian and Paul are just adorable. Just know that you have an easy walk down the hill to the beach, but as you can guess, you have to walk back up to the lodging. We loved the exercise. The beach is so great we never wanted to leave. We even sat and watched the sun set over the ocean as we relaxed on the beach. There's sun if you want it or plenty of shade. The beach is cleaned and raked every day by a crew of cute ladies. And it's not crowded . . . just a few walkers now and then and some people playing further down near a hotel. It was just perfect! And be sure you try eating at The Fish Pot just a stone's throw from Hibiscus. Food is cooked to order and it was great, too. We plan to return in May or June and wouldn't consider staying anywhere but at Hibiscus Heights. Email Gill with any of your questions, and she'll respond. By the way, I left a pair of very expensive eye glasses in the bedroom and hadn't even realized it before Gillian called me to see how she could send them to me! Thanks, Gillian!
- Guest 60 and loving life (Trinidad and Texas)
- Date of stay 03/06/09
- Review Submitted 03/17/09
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
• $70 - $225/nt • US Dollars • Excellent Last-Minute Deals Available for the villa • Email for Sweet Nest, Artist Studio and Corner View availability. • Low & High Season Rates • Warm Breezes (Upper Villa) .. Low $225/nt, $1550/wk. High $250/nt, $1700/wk • Sweet Nest (Cottage) .. Low $90/nt, $600/wk. High $110/nt, $750/wk • Artist Studio 1 bed studio apartment) .. Low $70/nt, $470/wk. High $85/nt, $575wk • Corner View (1 bedroom apartment) .. Low $90/nt, $600/wk. High $110/nt, $750/wk • Low Season May 3-Dec 17 High Season Dec 18-May 3
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- Nearest Airport: Crown Point - (airport transfer included) at 8 Miles
- Nearest Beach: beach at 200 Metres
'Hibiscus Heights' can be rented as a whole unit (villa & cottage) or separately
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