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Dolphin Villa, with its pretty wooden fretwork and dolphin gates, faces the sea,

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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Minister Bay villa description

WINNER: DECEMBER 2012 -TOP VILLA RENTAL, TOBAGO./Don't pass up this little jewel' (Review Jan 2013).

Dolphin Boutique Villa is your characterful, Caribbean home from home. It is child and disabled friendly and is run by a Tobagonian & an Englishwoman. It has been described by guests as a 'perfect place to chill & be pampered' and as 'paradise on earth'.

Dolphin Boutique Villa is tucked away in a secluded spot across from the beach in upscale Bacolet Point. Stylish, spacious,full of the vibrant colours the Caribbean,& unusual painting from various countries.It boasts a wealth of flora and fauna in its tropical garden, to the delight of all our visitors. Cooling sea breezes make it a perfect retreat.

20 minutes taxi ride from the airport (10 min from the port) & you'll be at the villa. Now you are ready to experience the laid-back island vibes in complete peace.

Chill by the 41' pool, relax on cushioned loungers while watching hummingbirds enjoy the Cape honeysuckle & butterflies fluttering round the zinnias; or just hang out in the hammock (there is one for baby too), swaying gently to the sound of the surf.

The hustle & bustle of city life is forgotten. No need to rush to the shops. You can book dinner for the first evening; Manager Kelvin's fish is legendary (he buys it straight off the boat); so are his red beans!

Slip into the pool after dark and marvel at the stars and the fire flies. It is 2 minutes to the beach, a huge stretch of golden sands next to a coconut grove where there is extraordinary wild-life. Here you can marvel at the majesty of leatherback turtles in the nesting season from March to September.

The Hibiscus room's massage shower will prepare you for a perfect night's sleep. Next morning wake to the sound of the sea and the birds; enjoy a leisurely walk on the nearby beach, visit one of Tobago's fabulous sandy beaches, or just chill at one of the many fabulous beaches, enjoy a local dish or two and then swim or snorkel to your heart's content. Arrange trips to bird-watch, to the rain-forest, on a glass-bottom boat, or a deep-sea boating expedition-all these can be arranged with the manager's help. No mean angler, as a young man he crewed on a boat that caught a record-breaking Marlin.And recent guests caught 12 tuna in only 4 hours!

Alternatively, you can enjoy an active life; a round of golf or scuba diving, followed by a beach party or a taste of the local night life.

Determined to make you entranced by his beloved island, manager Kelvin will do all he can to make you comfortable. Attention is paid to the little things that matter; flowers in your room, candles, a wine chiller, glasses for just about any occasion, from wine to champagne and tequila, from cocktail glasses to ones for beer. And there's no need to fill your cases with pool towels-these are provided too.

Nothing is too much for Kelvin-he will do as much or as little as you wish; he is happy to show you around on the first day and to advise on the best places to visit and eat. If you arrive on a Saturday, a visit to Buccoo's Sunday School (no connection with religion, except for the Hallelujah chorus played by a famous steel band) makes a perfect start to your holiday.
The manager just loves the opportunity to cook for you (ingredients are included in the meal price). Give him a shopping list before coming and he will buy in groceries for you which you can pay for on arrival.
Why not come and experience Carnival, or goat and crab races at Easter?There are fishing tournaments, yacht and power boat races to enjoy. Or just stay home and relish the delights of the villa. Step out of the back door straight to the pool area-no tedious steps to manoeuvre to go for a swim. Bask in the sun to the sound of the waves and the birds. Or chill while you enjoy the plasma TV, the selection of games and books-and you can even play majong.

Treatments of reflexology,aromatherapy massage, thai yoga massage or healing therapy can all be arranged so that you can enjoy them in the tranquility of the villa. After so much pampering, will you ever want to go home?
DETAILED INFO SHEETS PROVIDED ON BOOKING SO YOU CAN PLAN YOUR HOLIDAY
Festivals: CARNIVAL (March);
STEEL BAND COMPETITIONS THROUGHOUT THE ISLAND.
Goat and Crab RACES & JAZZ festival (Easter);
'HERITAGE OF TOBAGO' presentations (all July);
POWER BOAT RACE (Sat.3rd week in August)-FROM TRINIDAD TO TOBAGO.
TOBAGO FEST-September.


N.B. FLIGHT FROM N.Y. TO TOBAGO; (CARIBBEAN AIRLINES)
LOCAL FLIGHT FROM TRINIDAD TO TOBAGO (CARIBBEAN AIRLINES)
FERRY TICKETS FROM TRINIDAD TO TOBAGO CAN ONLY BE BOOKED IN TRINIDAD

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Keywords: Luxurious,5* 1 storey villa, huge excellently equipped kitchen(see reviews), GE appliances, Spacious lounge, 40' private pool(pool towels provided) quality bed-linen, Child & Disabled Friendly, 2mins to uniquely unspoilt beach,
20 mins to night life & touristy beaches; 20 mins to rain forest; magnificent diving &bird-watching, turtle watch, hikes,kite-boarding

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Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome:

            High chair; cot; two travel cribs; safety gate; Fisher Price dolls' house; small "In the Night Garden" collapsible house; small boy's cars; soft toys;inflatable paddling pool doubles up as "ball pool". It can be used in the shade of the gallery, away from the hot sun. small steps into pool(suitable for toddlers+) at shallow end. Burglar-proofing to outer doors makes child escape more difficult. Two collapsible travel cribs available-can be used on beach for shade....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Ramps round sides of property mean access via very small step at backdoor is possible. Close access to the pool, which is outside kitchen door. Outside shower has small ramp. Ramp to Hibiscus bedroom. Ramp to kitchen. All showers are (narrow) wheelchair accessible. Disabled toilet available...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Ramps....moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Bedroom 4

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • King size beds (1) Top Quality Super King bed in Hibiscus, Queen size Beds (1) Top quality Queen bed in Frangipani room, Twin or Single Beds (3) 2 brand new singles in Orchid room; they convert to Super King if preferred. 3'6" single bed is in child's room., Baby Cribs (1) Brand new high quality Greco cot with bassinet. also two travel pods for very young c hildren., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This acts as a sofa in Orchid room, but can be moved to any room to act as bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • quality bed-linen; quality crockery/wine glasses and cutlery + ironed napkins for fine dining;40" plasma TV; hammock; relaxer chair; (for children) inflatable paddling pool;.child's high chair; baby's relaxer chair; cot; travel cots,baby's bath seat; etc...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable:

                40" PLASMA TV...moreless

              • Stereo
              • VCR

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach View:

                Just far enough away to hear gentle (not roaring) waves;just close enough to walk there in 3 minutes. Close enough to see when the tide is out....moreless

              • Mountain View:

                view South towards the Rain forest...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Enjoy seeing frigate birds & pelicans soaring over the bay;even the occasional fishing boat or kite boarder....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                In four bedrooms and kitchen...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Computer Available
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone
              • Washing Machine:

                GE Washer/Dryer...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free service- Memory stick available for you to use your own laptop...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

                The Manager Kelvin will prepare continental breakfast and dinner on request, using his ingredients....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                High quality equipment...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                quality equipment including electric whisk & blender;large stock of glasses, crockery &cutlery-some everyday, some for dinner parties etc Frigidaire washer/dryer in separate washroom Dried herbs, s&p etc & starter pack-garbage bag etc provided...moreless

              • Microwave:

                30" GE microwave...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                fridge freezer which dispenses ice and FILTERED water...moreless

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Dining table, sofa, lounger, trolleys(perfect for relaxing in comfort or dining while enjoying the view)...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Windowless gallery means you can relax as you enjoy a book, a glass of wine, the bird-song, the seaview, sea breezes. Or dine al fresco, but have a roof over you to keep out too much sun, or rain. Includes huge hammock, sofa, lounger, food trolleys and dining table(...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Pool / Spa

                   

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                  High Season
                  Jan 2 - May 8, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $260
                  My Standard Rate
                  5 night min stay
                  $240

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                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  25% deposit, the remainder is due one month before arrival.


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                  Location

                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Crown Point
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Havana
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Scarborough
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Magdalena hotel
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Claude Noel
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Havana Bistro Bar
                  1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Minister Bay

                  Car: Recommended

                  Bedrooms have quality linen, shoe rack, laundry basket, drying rack outside bedrooms(great for drying towels). Area has 'Turtle Watching', 'Rain Forest Walks',bird watching;'kite-boarding'. For children, the villa has a small In The Nightgarden house; Fisher Price Doll's house, numerous children's cars and teddy bears etc. and a child's car seat.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 1999

                  About: I am a Tobagonian, who loves the sea, and spent most of my youth working in and around boats. 10 yrs ago, I embarked on a new venture, voluntary work with Special Needs children at the Happy Haven School. I met my English wife when she was attending an alternative therapy course here! As you do... A Russian and French speaking academic before she came to Tobago, she now spends any free time doing voluntary teaching with children with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.

                  Why Minister Bay:
                  Such immeasurable beauty around Minister Bay and its wetlands. Such a sense of freedom when surfing, boarding or swimming in this unique and unspoilt haven. How the shrimp and coral plants, Canna lilies and Pride of Barbados trees, blue tanagers and white owls in our garden have captivated so many guests. There are plenty of fresh herbs in the garden, and you are welcome to use them. There's time to chill in the hammock and read a good book; to visit the oldest preserved rain-forest in the world, and wonder at how untouched it has remained. To have the pleasure of seeing a turtle lay. To listen to a Steelband live. To watch the Easter goat races. . The sky is blue most days. It is never cold. The people are fun-loving and carefree. The rain forest has a primitive magic. Tobago, sweet Tobago. What more could one want? So much to do, so little time is a constant refrain from our guests

                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                  Sun nearly everyday, glorious beaches, unusual flora and fauna, the oldest preserved rain-forest in the world , wind-surfing, surfing, kite-boarding, turtle watching. Steel bands, Carnival, Easter goat and crab races and, not to be forgotten, Caribbean and European cuisine with a difference.


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                  Speaks: english, french, russian
                   

                  Photos

                  • Dolphin Villa, with its pretty wooden fretwork and dolphin gates, faces the sea,

                    Dolphin Villa, with its pretty wooden fretwork and dolphin gates, faces the sea,

                  • flowers round the huge pool

                    flowers round the huge pool

                  • Ample room in the dining lounge to dance, play, relax, dine.Bar area to left.

                    Ample room in the dining lounge to dance, play, relax, dine.Bar area to left.

                  • Frangipani room with a/c, en suite, walk-in shower, bidet etc

                    Frangipani room with a/c, en suite, walk-in shower, bidet etc

                  • 3 MINS FROM THE VILLA- UNSPOILT MINISTER BAY;BABY ENJOYING PADDLING-GRANDPA TOO!

                    3 MINS FROM THE VILLA- UNSPOILT MINISTER BAY;BABY ENJOYING PADDLING-GRANDPA TOO!

                  • Legend has it that Robinson Crusoe landed on Minister Bay beach.

                    Legend has it that Robinson Crusoe landed on Minister Bay beach.

                  • Balisier growing in our garden

                    Balisier growing in our garden

                  • Zinnias thrive here.

                    Zinnias thrive here.

                  • Poolside pleasures

                    Poolside pleasures

                  • Dine in the covered gallery.Chill in the hammock to the sound of the sea & birds

                    Dine in the covered gallery.Chill in the hammock to the sound of the sea & birds

                  • View from the bar  to the huge kitchen. 40'pool is outside back door.

                    View from the bar to the huge kitchen. 40'pool is outside back door.

                  • The sunny Hibiscus room, with Super-King bed, en-suite with massage shower,bidet

                    The sunny Hibiscus room, with Super-King bed, en-suite with massage shower,bidet

                  • sea view

                    sea view

                  • Minister Bay beach; there is snorkelling at the far end

                    Minister Bay beach; there is snorkelling at the far end

                  • A  choice of toys and books

                    A choice of toys and books

                  VRBO #321243

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, December 28, 2014

                  $240 - $260 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

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                  Minimum stay: 5 nights
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                  Speaks: english, french, russian
                  • Calendar last updated: 08/01/2014
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