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At 'Sundowner' we offer a beautiful 2 bed apartment with infinity edge pool and incredible views. In a unique position, overlooking the Caribbean, Sundowner enjoys stunning, uninterrupted views of sea, mountains and rain forest. You can swim or lounge around the pool or simply relax in the tropical gardens. The apartment is entirely self-contained and has a large west facing veranda, affording spectacular views of sunsets and bird-life. Since we are atop a hill, nearly 1000 feet above sea level, we enjoy relatively cool breezes for most of the time, compared to the coastal areas. Also we have relatively few bugs and mosquitoes. (You can view data from our own weather station at http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=IMORIAHW2 ) There are two attractive double bedrooms (with air-con), large bathroom (with American style washer and dryer) and 'Caribbean' themed lounge and dining areas - although most people prefer to eat 'al fresco' on the veranda. The pool area also affords fantastic views. The pool itself is 16x20ft, perfect for a cooling dip and it also has an underwater seat along the infinity edge. If you need more in the way of exercise, there’s a jet that can be used to swim against and if you really want to work out we have some exercise equipment on the veranda. The owners, Annie and Roger Williams, live at the property for the winter half of the year and are on hand to answer your questions, give advice and assistance - as will Roseanne, our housekeeper and ‘Spice’, our resident gardener and handyman. ‘Spice’ can also give impromptu guided tours of the local rain forest. We also have two friendly dogs, Daisy and Lizzie, plus Rosemary our cat. However, none of our pets are allowed in the apartment. Although there's a large, well equipped kitchen, we do provide some starter items for your first morning. We operate a strictly 'non-smoking' policy anywhere on the premises. We do not consider the property as suitable for younger children (under 8 years) due to liability concerns relating to the steep terraced gardens and the unfenced infinity edge pool area. For exploring the northern part of the island and access to the property, the hire of a 4wd vehicle is strongly recommended. We can assist with this and also with meet and greet and free airport pick-up included with the hire, through our recommended provider Taylors of Castara (web site: email@example.com )
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Large bathroom with toilet, bath and separate shower enclosure. Also has enclosed American size washer and dryer....moreless
Although the apartment is fully fitted out for self-catering, We can provide a light supper for your first night if you are arriving late. Also, home-made muffins, bread, preserves, fruit, etc. are provided for your first breakfast. Linen and towels are provided.
We have three friendly dogs and a cat. However, these animals are never allowed into the apartment. Due to the steep gardens and terraces and infinity edge pool, the property is unsuitable for young children. The apartment is a no-smoking zone.
The infinity pool has an optional high speed jet one can swim against, or use for hydro-massage.
A small welcome pack of essentials (tea, coffee, sugar etc.) is also provided plus extra items on request....moreless
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Lots of popular games e.g. Monopoly plus cards, etc....moreless
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Away From It All
Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
Seating for 4 people
Although we usually have a cool breeze at night, air-conditioning is available in the bed-rooms...moreless
Summer/Autumn 2015 Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2015 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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No additional mandatory fees
Guests are strongly advised to take out adequate holiday insurance to cover loss of monies due to cancellation and any other contingencies (medical, personal liability, baggage, etc.)
Although no damage deposit is required, the owners reserve the right to charge for any damage to the property or contents, arising from the personal negligence or willful act by the guests or members of their party.
Deposit on booking £200. Balance to be paid 6 weeks ahead of arrival date. No refunds will be made after this (see additional notes)
Payment can be made via Bank Transfer, Paypal or credit/debit card (via Paypal).
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Sundowner villa is located on a hilltop in the tranquil Woodlands area, close to the village of Moriah. The beautiful beaches of Castara and Englishmen's Bay are 15 and 30 minutes drive on the scenic coastal road. This road then passes through Parletuvier and the spectacular rain forest route to the lovely coastal villages of Charlotteville and Speyside. A further hours drive down the windward (east coast) road brings you back to your base, via Hope and Mason Hall. The spectacular Argyle waterfall (near Roxborough) can be visited en route. Further beaches (Arnos Vale, Turtle Beach, Grafton, etc.) are 15-25 minutes drive to the south. The main town, Scarborough is 20 minutes away. A 4WD vehicle is recommended and the owners will be happy to make the guests' rental arrangements. The property has a security fence and parking. To see our current and past weather go to: http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=IMORIAHW2
Other Activities: bird-watching
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Roger and Annie were both born in the UK and met and married in Bermuda in 1996. Roger was the director of the weather service and Annie was working in the hospitality industry. Roger had previously lived and worked in the UK and the Middle East and Annie in the UK and Canada.
We moved to Tobago in 2006 after Roger retired and our house, Sundowner, was finally completed. We had a spacious and well equipped downstairs apartment, which had stayed generally empty, until we began renting it to visitors in 2009. We also have a home in Teignmouth, Devon, where we spend the summer half of the year. Our interests include sailing, travelling, art and music, writing and literature...and, of course, the weather!
Why the Owner Chose The Whim: When we first looked around the Island back at the start of the millennium, we didn't have a vast amount of cash, so we were primarily looking for a piece of land with potential, in a quiet location, where we would love to spend some of our retirement time - so a view was one of the essentials. We finally plumped for this place - then a rather overgrown hillside plot of just under an acre, with a rather dilapidated 'shell' of a house, which had been abandoned for several years. But - with views 'to die for'!
In those days there was just a track up to the house and all the materials and furnishings had to be 'toted' up, but now we have a good, if still somewhat narrow, concrete road.
Our few neighbours are friendly and the local village of Moriah, only 15 minutes walk, has a grocery, vegetable shop, bakery and, of course, the 'rum shop'!
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: Sundowner is a really special place for us. The views from the house are magnificent, especially the sunsets. In fact we were sitting on the balcony, having just moved in, watching a beautiful sunset, with a glass in our hand and agreed we should call the house 'Sundowner'.
The climate is very pleasant...Our elevation and the cooling trade wind breeze makes it warm rather than hot and it's also less humid and also relatively 'bug' free compared to the 'Lowland' areas at the south of the Island..
We also love the peace and tranquility (though you have to put up with those noisy birds!) In fact many of our guests have been avid bird watchers and have remarked on seeing more species of birds from their balcony than they saw on the rain forest tour!
Although we are somewhat 'off the beaten track', this does not matter as the Island is small, and we are very centrally located, so it's not much of a journey to the supermarkets and shops, the beautiful Caribbean beaches or the Island's magnificent rain forest - all within 20 minutes or so drive.
Essentially, Sundowner is a place for those who wish to spend their holiday exploring the Island - especially the beautiful northern parts, whilst having a pleasant and relaxing base, equipped to a high standard.
Speaks: english, Other languages by email only please
Primary:+1 8686600610Please call between 1200 and 2200 GMT
Secondary:+44 (0)7776271122UK mobile - usually mid April - mid Sept