Fully equipped accom. with large veranda
Roger and Annie Williams
- english, Other languages by email only please
About Roger and Annie Williams
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 of course, the weather!
Roger and Annie Williams purchased this Apartment in 2001
Why Roger and Annie Williams chose Moriah
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'!
What makes this Apartment unique
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.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Had a lovely time at Sundowner in February 2018.
Roger and Annie were brilliant hosts.
The views from Sundowner are amazing and was a great location for us to explore the island in the jeep that we hired.
Thanks for everything and would love to return in the future.
Dave, Clare & James.
Dave, Claire and young James were lovely guests and we would certainly be pleased to host them in the future.
A welcoming, relaxing retreat
Do you enjoy staying in a spacious apartment with tasteful furnishings? Would you like to eat and relax on a balcony overlooking the ocean and green hills? Does the idea of an infinity pool with a view sound attractive? Can you stand the squawking of parrots and the trilling of other birds in the trees? Would you appreciate hosts upstairs who go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable? Are you adventurous enough to drive a jeep on the "wrong" side of narrow winding roads? If you can answer those questions with a "yes", you will LOVE Sundowners.
Roger and Annie are incredible hosts and extremely helpful. Driving is a challenge and a rental car a must. They suggested we use Taylor's, a local car rental place, who dropped our jeep off at their place (4WD highly recommended!), and then drove us to Sundowners from the airport. Finding your way there, especially after dark, would be a challenge. We enjoyed a very pleasant week!
Thanks for the great review... We really didn't want you to leave and you're certainly rated as five star guests.
Come back soon and we'll try to get the roads fixed... Well maybe!
Sundowner is in a fantastic location, conviently positioned out of the hustle of Crown Point but close enough to civilisation that it is possible, as we did, to do activities every day. Roger and Annie are great hosts and the apartment has everything you need for a week of bliss. Sitting on the deck, drinking a Stag watching the hummingbirds hum against the backdrop of the Caribbean Sea is as nice a way to watch the sun go down as anywhere in the world!
We absolutely loved staying at this property! Our hosts were incredibly knowledgeable, kind and helped us arrange our entire trip to Tobago. The view from the infinity lined pool has to be one of the best views we have ever seen, and it made our trip extra special to be able to walk outside and see all of the fruit trees. Nothing like being able to have fresh passion fruit for breakfast!
We highly recommend staying here for an incredible peaceful holiday!
This was the most amazing place to stay, a welcome home curry on arrival and home made bread and muffins for breakfast. Relaxing around the infinity pool, eating home grown fruits and vegetables. The island is very easy to get around with lovely beaches and friendly people ..... Highly recommend a holiday there ...
Wonderful location with suberb views! A week in the sun at Sundowners was just the break we needed. The apartment has everything you need, the beds amazingly comfortable and the pool wonderfully refreshing. The owners Roger and Annie were very friendly, had a lovely meal waiting for us on arrival and were ready to answer any questions we had. Would highly recommend it, and cant wait to visit again.
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