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Private Caribbean Retreat

Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Villa1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Villa, 2 Bedrooms,2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)


Moments is not your typical vacation resort. Nestled in the hills of Scarborough, Tobago, situated northeast of its twin island Trinidad, this beautifully appointed villa offers you a home away from home on this small lush Caribbean island replete with rainforests, waterfalls and pristine beaches. Tobago is not your usual touristy island. Tourism does not feel imposed on this country; the island is beautifully defined by its unique local life.

Come here to relax, replenish or rejuvenate. Come with your spouse or partner to rekindle a romance. Come to start, finish or edit your book. (contact us ref. writers packages). Moments features two elegant bedroom suites, each with a private master bath and gorgeous ocean views. You will find a fully appointed kitchen with dining sitting areas that open to a semi-circular porch for sitting, reading or just gazing at the vast ocean view. For guests seeking to reserve both bedrooms the rate is $150 per night. Please contact the owner directly for other longer term rates.

Two steps down and you are in the Jacuzzi for a soothing water massage under the sun or the moon or in the pool for an invigorating or relaxing swim. Moments surrounds you in tranquility and natural beauty day and night. Moments is close to many open stretches of beach, however, it is recommended that you plan to rent a car or hire a driver for the length of your stay or for day trips. 'Tranquility'-

Tobago is luxuriantly forested with an abundant water supply and mountainous terrain marked by waterfalls and mountain pools along the courses of its many small rivers. Protecting Tobago's coastline is mile after mile of coral reef harbouring a wide variety of marine life which feeds on the fertile convergence of two seas. The mean annual temperature is 32 degrees C (89 degrees F) with an average rainfall of 200 cm (40 inches). Dry season is from January to May and wet season from June to December. Significantly, Tobago is outside of the hurricane belt.

Keywords: Beaches, Relax, Replenish or Rejuvenate, Breath Taking Views, Rainbows, Eco-tourism, Diving, Snorkeling


K. Brisbane

Member Since 2010
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About K. Brisbane

I lived in Tobago for 5 years after building the house. I found the island beautiful in the most natural way. I love water and am very athletic which made Tobago the perfect island for me. I love the sunrise and sunset, the sound of water and the constant beatuty that surrounds the island. I left a very intense job and was only able to relax and regroup after moving to Tobago. I have returned to my home in the US but still miss Tobago and the friends I have there.

K. Brisbane purchased this Villa in 2001

Why K. Brisbane chose Scarborough

We chose to build in this location because of the weather and being outside the hurricane belt. The property is on a hillside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with a magnificent view up the island and a wide angle view of the rainforest and a view of the northern coast of Trinidad. The trade winds provide natural and constant breezes and the waters surrounding the island are wonderfully clean and refreshing.

What makes this Villa unique

We are a short walk to 2 beaches and 3-minute drive to town. It is quiet, private and secure. You can choose to be in the mix of traffic and activity by going 1 mile into town or remain at home, lounging on the decks, swimming in the pool or luxuriating in the Jacuzzi. Property manager is available 24/7 to guests.


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Queen size Beds (2) with swivel lounge chair and footrest, writing desk with chair and night tables with radio. Mosquito netting on each bed.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, outdoor shower, Outdoor shower for pool has built in tub
      • Bathrooms have walk-in showers and outside shower has built in tub.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Moments sits on a hillside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and two beaches. See photos
        • Downtown
          Moments is 1 mile from downtown Scarborough, the main town on the island. You can walk into town or drive. Shops, grocery markets, restaurants, the ferry and beach walk are located in Scarborough.
        • Mountain View
          Moments faces the Atlantic Ocean and has an unobstructed view of the mountains up the island, to the east. See photos
        • Ocean View
          See photos
        • Water View
          See photos


            • Away From It All
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Parking
                      Parking inside on the parking level and easy street parking immediately in front of the compound.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Sheets and pillow cases, tablecloth and placemats for dining table
                    • Living Room
                      Great room with dining area, living room and kitchen open to front deck.
                    • Mobile Phone
                    • Internet
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Guest parking area is inside the gate atop the hill
                    • Telephone
                      We can provide guests who live outside the Caribbean with a cell phone for use while at Moments. You can purchase a phone card that will allow you to load any amount of time on the phone .
                    • Towels Provided
                      bath and beach
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washer and dryer are available for guests to use
                    • Wireless Internet
                      access Code provided


                        • Microwave
                        • Catering Available
                          Shore Things Restaurant will deliver lunches and dinners upon request. There is a delivery charge, additional.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Baking tray, different size pots, baking dishes, mixing bowls, frying pans
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          kitchen is fully equipped with utensils and china, glassware, pots, pans, etc.
                        • Kitchen
                          Full kitchen including china, glassware, cutlery, pots, pans, serving and cooking utensils, table coverings, stove, refrigerator inside and outside (small frig on deck with sink)
                        • Coffee Maker
                          single cup coffee maker and an 8 cup automatic coffee maker.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Dish soap, cleaning fluids, rags, garbage bags, are provided.
                        • Refrigerator
                          (2)There is an outdoor refrigerator near the pool. And a full size refrigerator in the kitchen.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          toaster oven can be used to heat small items if you don't use a microwave.


                            • Dining
                              Dining table is in great room, separate from the living room and kitchen areas. Seats 4 comfortably
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  Variety of books and magazines
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Scrabble, puzzles, Backgammon,
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  local provider cable
                                • Stereo
                                  Radio with cd player
                                • Television
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Outdoor bar with sink and refigerator/freezer. There are 2 decks. Hammock and lounge chairs with foot rests and side tables
                                    • Golf
                                      Two large hotels have golf courses open to the general public for fee 1 within 3 miles and the other 4.5 miles of the villa.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      local companies have tours. Information available in guest book and at tourist center at airport.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Fruit trees and flowering plants abound on the property, uphill and down hill and along the boundary lines. Trees include: Lime, avocado, mango, tangerine, papaya


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Senior Adults Only Community
                                          Ground floor facility available for senior adult guests.
                                        • not suitable for children
                                          infants are fine, toddlers may be okay but there is a hill, a pool and Jacuzzi and outdoor tub and shower.
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Next to pool can accommodate 4-6 people. Outdoor shower and tub.
                                            • Private Pool
                                              with separate Jacuzzi. Only paying guests use these facilities and only your party is on the property when you rent the villa.


                                                • arboretum
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Jacuzzi / View of Ocean, Outdoor Shower and Tub for Aromatherapy, in Season Fruit on Grounds. All rooms have fans See www.momentstobago.com.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: Noon

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  19 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  tobago fabulous

                                                                  brian g.

                                                                  Moments was everything we could hope for and more!! It was comfortable and Mr. Nelson was always concerned about his guests. The view--breath taking. For us it was the perfect distance from town--we love to walk. counting on returning to Tobago next year!!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are always grateful for guests like you who come to enjoy our hospitality and all that Moments has to offer. We look forward to your return.

                                                                  Magnificent view. Well maintained with a big, beautiful pool and a great outdoor shower.

                                                                  Kathleen B.-

                                                                  Always great to be on the island and wonderful to have found a property that is so inviting with amazing views on three sides and the ocean right there. You can see the ferry coming and going. Loved it all!

                                                                  Peaceful in Paradise

                                                                  JOHANNA G.Phoenixville, PA

                                                                  My family of 4 stayed at Moments near the end of our vacation. The view is as beautiful as shown - we even saw a rainbow! Nelson was available for any questions/concerns we had - but everything was just right. Great views, lovely space, near the main highway. I just wish we could have stayed longer.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you very much for your lovely review. Gosnel has been a great asset and a wonderful manager of Moments. I am so happy to know that our guests really like him and appreciate his responsiveness and kind way of helping when needed.

                                                                  I hope you will come again. Tobago, though small, has so many beautiful sights and it takes a while to visit all the beautiful beaches.

                                                                  We appreciate you taking time to send in a review and hope to see you again.


                                                                  K. Brisbane

                                                                  Stunning view with privacy!!

                                                                  Kelly K.Onalaska, Wisconsin

                                                                  This place is all about the view! Absolutely stunning. . However, this may possibly be changing as the lot just to the west was cleared the week before we arrived which leads one to believe another home is to be built which would likely take the view towards the west. Hopefully the privacy of this home will not be disturbed as this is another GREAT point of this home. The upstairs plumbing is in need of replacement but still usable. The netting over the beds works but I would prefer screen on the windows, but that;s just me. The home and pool were clean. We swam several times daily. Mr. Nelson was extremely nice and came immediately when we called. He also hooked us up with a driver for our stay. Andy, our driver is the very best Ambassador for Tobago!!! He knows all the best places to eat and the best tours.He can answer most any question you have about the area. The walk UP the driveway is a killer but a good work out for the glutes :) The furniture by the pool was not comfortable and there were no loungers that could lay flat for sun-bathng but I would certainly still stay here again.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are always interested in the experiences that our guests have and hope to improve our overall performance using their comments as a guide. I understand the concern about the lot being developed next to ours. The owners have informed us that they are building a wall between the properties which should insure the privacy that our guests now enjoy. The view to the west will NOT be lost because the house is intended to sit back on the property allowing guests to see the westward view.

                                                                  Interestingly, in this instance, the property manager related an amusing anecdote about a call he got a short while after the guests arrived. They said the toilet in one of the bathrooms did not flush. He went to the house immediately, only to find out that they did not know how to flush the toilet. He showed them and everyone had a good laugh.

                                                                  In regard to the hill, we have a photo of the property on the website so that folks can see the hill and we include in our description, the fact that the house and villa sit 95 feet above the street level. Since parking is more than 2/3 up the hill, guests are not required to walk up the staircase from the road to the house.

                                                                  We have lounge chairs on the property that are available to guests. I talked with the property manager who informed me that the guests writing this review were lying, not sitting, but lying in the lounge chairs whenever he went to the villa. The other deck chairs, are upright and come with foot rests but these guests were using the lounge chairs which allow you to lie back completely. It is not clear why they made some of these statements, but we are committed to providing a comfortable, fun-filled environment for our guests. We can only hope that our guests will take care in how they describe their experience at the villa and know that we want to correct any misinformation or understanding while they are here.

                                                                  Gorgeous View

                                                                  Michelle O.Canada

                                                                  The view from this property is beautiful. Nice and relaxing to sit in the pool on those hot days. Property has most of the items you will need for your stay and property Manager, Gosnel, will help you with anything that you need. Property is a 30 minute walk into town so a car is recommended unless you like to just sit around by the pool and do nothing. Taxi/driver costs can add up over the week. Local cell phone for this property would be recommended for safety reasons.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  There are two beaches, one right next to two hotels with a restaurant on the beach within 2 blocks and the other within 4 blocks of the property which our guests frequent. Both are featured in our guests book at the villa. We have a cell phone for our guests which was not available because of owner oversight. It will be available.

                                                                  We strive to ensure the safety and the comfort of our guests in every way.

                                                                  little bit of heaven in Tobago

                                                                  Walter M.Connecticut, USA

                                                                  this house was just lovely... carefully situated in a neighborhood with other houses, it seems you're all by yourself in this tropical paradise! The kitchen was functional (you're on vacation, not slaving over a hot stove!! so it's perfect), the bedrooms clean and the view from the pool is just stunning. Had dinner in more often then not because it's the best view on this beautiful island. Marlon was a perfect host and kept things running smoothly.

                                                                  We rented a jeep which was probably necessary given some of the steep roads on the eastern side of the island, and the driveway!

                                                                  Another tip - we came in on a late flight, and just made it to the car rental place before it closed at 9pm. If possible, don't fly in too late.

                                                                  other then that... bring the sunscreen and enjoy! there was always a gentle breeze so my bug spray stayed in my suitcase, untouched.

                                                                  Love Moments!! we will be back for more!


                                                                  Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago

                                                                  Both the Atlantic and Caribbean beaches on the island have wonderful waves for boogey boarding year round. Guests may borrow boogey boards from Moments. Argyle Falls in Roxborough is a nature preserve with luxuriant mutli-level falls with swimming ponds on several levels. Exotic birds fill the surrounding forest.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Damage Insurance

                                                                  Rates are subject to change until your reservation is confirmed through your 50% deposit. Rate for 1bedrooms is $100 per night. Please note, stays of 14 to 29 days are at a rate of $85 per night. CONTACT OWNER FOR CANCELLATION POLICY.

                                                                  19 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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