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Stunning Sea & Forest Views, Close to the Bay & Beach

(9 Reviews)

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Last updated: 11/07/2016

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage and guest house with pool, birds and nature trails

High on a cliff overlooking the sea, Essex Cottage commands one of Tobago’s finest views of the Caribbean in one direction and the Rain Forrest Reserve in the other. Just a short walk from the beach in the picturesque fishing village of Parlatuvier, this area is considered one of the loveliest on the island. Guests can enjoy the mesmerizing crashing of waves against the rocks, daily migrations of frigate birds as they cruise along the coast, or listen to the cries of the cocricos, chatter of the parrots, and songs of other island birds. The property, shared with Gloucester Place Guest House, is bounded by a river on one side and the sea on the other. It contains an infinity edge pool overlooking the sea, gardens that include mature coconut palms, mango and other fruit trees, and lots of banana plants. Paths lead along the hillside past the fruit trees, down to Creighton River and our own water fall and swimming hole. The Main Ridge Forest trail is just 10 minutes away.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/07/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 100 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper


  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib


  • To insure maximum comfort, both bedrooms have fitted mosquito nets as well as ceiling and standing fans. There are tables with reading lamps by each side of the double bed upstairs and by each of the twin beds downstairs. Quality bed sheets and feather pillows are used in both bed rooms. There is an air conditioner in the lower bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • There is an ample supply of hot water for both bath rooms in the cottage. The shower stalls are custom designed and roomy. Top quality towels and bath mats are used in each. We also provide separate towels for the pool or beach. Hair dryers are available....moreless

Other Amenities

  • For more photos and details, go to our web site - please ask us for details....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Bay/Sound
  • Forests
  • Nude Beach
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Mountain

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Arrival Day

  • Flexible


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


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High Season rate for renting just one bedroom is $130/night, and for both bedrooms is $170/night.

Low Season rates are $100 and $130 respectively.

Discounts are given for stay of 10 nights or longer.

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25 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Crown Point
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Mt. Irvine
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Parlatuvier & Englishman's Bay

Car: Recommended

Near the best beaches on the island and only minutes from the Main Ridge Forest Reserve, guests at Gloucester Place & Essex Cottage can enjoy bathing, snorkeling, trekking, bird watching and exploring the most beautiful area on the island. The village is known for its fishing and has changed little over the last 40 years. It is located between the island's world class scuba diving sites. Rest, read, relax and enjoy the view, sunbathe by the pool, or walk along the rivers to hidden water falls and forest glens. Meet the fishermen on the jetty when they come in with their catch, or try fishing yourself from a local pirogue or at the end of the jetty at sunset.


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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/07/2016

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  • Essex Cottage

    Essex Cottage

  • Pool view from cottage

    Pool view from cottage

  • Cottage living room

    Cottage living room

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Pool & guest house

    Pool & guest house

  • Blow hole

    Blow hole

  • Mot-Mot in guava tree

    Mot-Mot in guava tree

  • Bananaquits and a tanager

    Bananaquits and a tanager

  • Pool view from cottage

    Pool view from cottage

  • View from cottage porch

    View from cottage porch

  • Cottage side view

    Cottage side view

  • Cottage Kitchen

    Cottage Kitchen

  • Gloucester  Place Guest House

    Gloucester Place Guest House

  • Sunset over the sea

    Sunset over the sea

  • Parlatuvier Bay view

    Parlatuvier Bay view

  • Pair of mocking birds

    Pair of mocking birds

  • Garden view

    Garden view

  • Blue Heron

    Blue Heron

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 11/07/2016