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This lovely house overlooks the Caribbean sea.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, three bathroom, west facing terrace, splash pool

Tosca sleeps up to 6 in 3 bedrooms (all en-suite and with sea views). A traditionally designed, spacious, semi-detached house next to the Grafton bird sanctuary. Tosca is close to Mt Irvine Bay and up the hill from the village of Pleasant Prospect, which boasts not only a couple of local restaurants, a pizzeria, two bars, and a shop but a rare cash point. The nearest beaches are a ten minute walk away, five by car.

There is excellent surfing and snorkelling at Mt Irvine Bay, and the sheltered private beach of Pigeon Point, on the Buccoo reef, is only twenty minutes away by car.

The nearest beaches are five minutes away. There is excellent surfing and snorkelling at Mt Irvine Bay, and the sheltered private beach at Pigeon Point on the Buccoo reef is twenty minutes by car.

More Details

Owner
Annie Taylor
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2017

About Annie Taylor

My husband Malcolm and I bought 'Tosca' in 2003 naming it after the house owned by my favourite Uncle Peter in Gerrards Cross, Bucks.

We had wonderful times there until sadly Malcolm died in 2012. Since then I have continued to visit twice a year with friends and family. The photo above was taken on the anniversary of Malcolm's Birthday, November 8th, because we were always at 'Tosca' to celebrate it with lovely Tobago friends.

Annie Taylor purchased this villa in 2003

Why Annie Taylor chose Tobago

we fell in love with the amazing views across to the Buccoo Reef, Pigeon Point, and the Nylon pool, even to Trinidad in the far distance, and the best sunsets in the world.

What makes this villa unique

Set on a high, west-facing ridge on the Sanctuary resort, yet not too far from airport, ferry terminal, supermarkets, restaurants and village shops.

Semi-detached yet extremely spacious with large secluded private terrace with splash pool, and a very pretty blue roof!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Tosca was everything it promised to be. From the get go we were relaxed. The villa is beautifully maintained and is a home away from home. It is obvious that the owners have taken great care to ensure our stay was exceedingly comfortable even down to portable deck chairs to take with us to the beach!. It is wondefully positioned for exploring the rest of the island and some of the best beaches are within walking distance (down the hill and across the road!). The car was also a treat. The housekeeper and pool attendant were exceedingly helpful with little hints on how best to prepare all the fresh fish we bought and caught (night shark fishing trip). If you've packed your suitcase, take half the stuff out as Malcolm and Annie have already thought of it! We'll certainly be going to Tosca again.
Aug 2010
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Amenities

Black Rock Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Vanity unit and hairdryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Vanity unit and hairdryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Vanity unit and hairdryer
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , small sofa also in this room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • All the bedrooms have sea views and en suite bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

This lovely house overlooks the Caribbean sea.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 9 reviews
5

The unspoiled beauty of Tobago

  • 5 of 5

This was my first trip to Tobago and Tosca Villa was the perfect place to stay with my daughter and her partner. All the comforts of home away from home.

Tosca Villa is a very private duplex home in a gated development at Sanctuary Villas. This villa is spacious with plenty of room for everyone. Each of the 3 bedrooms had its own private bathroom, air-conditioning and the upstairs bedroom had awesome views of the famous Buccoo reef and the Caribbean Sea,

In the large back terrace we also enjoyed the spectacular view of Buccoo Reef, the Caribbean Sea and many spectacular birds from the sanctuary. Each morning you wake up to the singing of these tropical birds and over breakfast you can enjoy watching them flutter about in the greenery. In the evening we would relax and watch the fire flies dancing in the greenery. On a couple of nights we were even able to hear the waves breaking on the reef.|

Four beaches are within five minutes drive from our villa, these include Stonehaven, Back Bay, Mt Irvine and Grange. A Mini market, ATM, restaurants and fast food outlets are nearby. Pizza Boy and The Fish Pot restaurant is a walk down the hill. The Fish Pot was a wonderful place to have an occasional dinner. The food is made to perfection. We enjoyed the crayfish and the grouper which were mouth watering good.

The use of the owner's car gave us the opportunity to explore many coves, bays, beaches and waterfalls hidden in the rain-forest. The drives through the rain forest was truly breath taking. You can stop and cool down at the most stunning and remote beaches.

Annie, the owner is an amazing and thoughtful person who made our stay very special. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Birdwatchers' Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The location of this Villa in the Sanctuary is stunning; it has panoramic views from the terrace of greenery and the azure waters of Buccoo Reef. The villa is well equipped with tropical style furnishings and fittings. It is very peaceful, private and safe with barrier entry into the estate. The support staff, Richard, Martin and Marilyn in the Sanctuary is extremely helpful and pleasant as is the housekeeper, Carol. Use of the owner's car is a real bonus. There are beaches close by; we went to Mount Irvine Bay Beach most afternoons and swam as the sun was setting.The best restaurant we found was Kariwak Village near the airport - delightful.The Villa is a birdwatchers' paradise. Birds flock to the terrace and include several species of hummingbird, Mot Mot, Tanagers and Tropical Mockingbird.We visited Adventure farm where the owner feeds hummingbirds and were treated to a dazzliing display of iridescent movement- quite breathtaking. If you enjoy peace and quiet and wildlife, this is the villa for you.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

tobago is awesome .......as is tosca..........: D

  • 5 of 5

Now back home and really missing Tosca in Tobago......such a great place to go loved every minute of it . Tosca is the ideal spot for all exploring, every thing is close to hand and you always have the comforts of home on your return its like home from home. The weather was perfect and everyone was so friendly Annie has some lovely staff and they are always there for you if you need them .

If you are thinking of visiting Tobago do it !! you will love it :D...

I loved feeding the birds each morning ...and the sunsets are something else.

We will definitely be going back sooner the better..........: D

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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5

Sun's and birds' paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had the chance to spend a wonderful 10 days in a house that provided a lot of pleasure for us. Beginning with the sunny days and ending by of at least ten different kinds of birds that visited us regularly in the mornings waiting for their servings of food. Vistas at Caribbean sea with its Bucco coral reefs only some 15 minutes drive to one of Tobago nicest beaches – Pigeon Point were magnificent. The house is well equipped in a nice surrounding and I cannot do anything only to recommend the stay in the villa.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
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5

Top Marks for Tosca

  • 5 of 5

Tosca was everything we wanted and needed it to be. The owners, Malcolm and Annie, have attempted to create a home away from home and for others to enjoy this experience as they do. They have created a happy holiday home environment for couples, groups of friends and families which has all the creature comforts including a dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and wifi! The location of Tosca is really good and the fact that Malcolm and Annie allowed us to use their car, made getting around all the more easier and comfortable. There is so much that we could say about staying at Tosca that are all positive ( location, safety, splash pool, cleanliness), but in a nutshell, whether you are a seasoned caribbean traveller or a novice, Tosca is a beautiful, clean and comfortable home to base the foundations of your caribbean experience on in Tobago.

DD

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
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4

Great vacation ever!

  • 4 of 5

I had the great opportunity of staying in this villa, this summer. This is a lovely, homely villa. My family and I had such a great time. My daughter loved the little pool. If it wasn't for the bad state of the road to get there, I would of rated it 5 stars. The owners were extremely helpful with the cable & internet problems that I had. I would always remember only good times there. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Tobago
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Pleasant Prospect
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Scarborough
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mount Irvine
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Fish Pot (Pleasant Prospect)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Grafton
Car: recommended

'Tosca' in Tobago is set high on a ridge overlooking Buccoo Reef and the Caribbean sea. Located next to the Grafton bird sanctuary this traditionally designed semi-detached villa affords luxury accommodation within the secure Sanctuary Villa estate, close to Mt Irvine Bay and up the hill from the village of Pleasant Prospect, which boasts not only a couple of local restaurants, a pizzeria, two bars, and a shop, but an all important (but rare) cash point.

The nearest beaches are only five minutes walk away. Tosca’s spacious living accommodation - 3 double bedrooms, all with sea views and en suite - can comfortably sleep 6, which makes it ideal for two families, or a group of friends sharing.

Our housekeeper, Carol, can arrange cooking or babysitting services for you. Charges can be agreed directly with her.

Golf: There are two golf courses on Tobago, and one of them, Mount Irvine, is less than a five minute drive away.

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Rates & Availability

Black Rock Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
May 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$711
 
 
Xmas & New Year
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,552
 
 
High
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
$841
 
 
Easter
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,294
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT NOTES

The rental rates quoted are for 2 people staying; the rate increases with additional guests (except for the Festive Season when the rate is for the house). There is a non-returnable deposit of £150 per booking with the balance due 6 weeks before occupancy (eight weeks for festive bookings). We also accept payment in $US & $TT .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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