About the property
- Chateau / Country House350 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
NatureRetreatTobago Nestled in the foothills of Tobago's Nature Forest Reserve, where walks through the old coco plantation are filled with lush flora and interesting fauna. A photographer´s dream with its private waterfall. A stroll to the beach takes 15mins.
Take a soak in the blue Caribbean Sea or just hang around the deck with the royal palms and roll into the coolest rainwater pool ever. You compete with the birds for first pick of the fruit that abound, bananas ,pawpaw, sapodilla, guava ,coconuts
Birdwatching, Trail walking: The island contains a wide variety of bird habitats, including, tropical rainforest, swamp forest,semi-deciduous forest,mangrove swamp, freshwater marshland, coastal fringes and savannah, as well as cultivated lands, these habitats are are not extensive and support distinct population of birds, such as parrots, cocorico`s, king of the woods, jacamas, together with the humming birds there are about 100 species that breed in Tobago.We are situated in the foothills of an ancient tropical rainforest and due to the abandon cocoa plantation there are many trails into the hills and to the beach which are well kept.
Deep sea diving: The Sisters Isles, a group of rocks just off shore, the famous brain coral located 30 mins away at Speyside, great snorkelling in our horse shoe bay of Parlatuvier and fishing off the jetty at night
deep sea fishing: A must for any angler worth his / her salt, its all there at
Recently added are Magical Xanadu and for your soul vacation Karma Both private secure with sun decks and freshwater filled pools
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Great location, stunning views & wildlife
Like a lot of other folk, we arrived after dark, having been picked up at the airport by Taylors, who also stopped for us at the shops on the way. This is wise as there aren't too many bigger shops around (although Castara supermarket isn't bad). We just got the basics for that evening and breakfast, but with a bit of planning probably should have got more of the basics. Jeep was already at the property, and you do need it, as the track up is fairly steep and uneven in places. Woken early by the birds, which for us was part of the reason to be there. My first hummingbird was in the kitchen whilst preparing breakfast! The place itself is amazing, with excellent facilities, especially in the outdoor decking and pool area, and the view is exceptional - we'll really miss hanging out there watching the many species of bird and butterfly, most of which are exotic to us, and cooling off in the pool. Trevor is very amenable, and gives you as much or as little time and advice as you need, and his groundsman Ranger is also very helpful, but again unintrusive (he gave us various fruits from around the grounds, and showed us a few other plants). At night it is very peaceful, and with the windows open giving a nice breeze, we didn't need to use the fans. All in all, if you are into nature and being away from it all, but still want access to nice beaches and occasional nightlife, this is paradise. Choices of beach include Englishman's Bay (our fav), Castara, Parlatuvier and Bloody Bay, and the 'nightlife' I refer to is Castara, the nearest main place for eateries and other entertainment (20min drive). And make sure you get out into the forest, at least with a guide to start with - we went with a certified guide called Fitzroy who was brilliant, and took us on a 4 hour walk. Speyside is still nearly an hour's drive, but a must for Little Tobago, and the accessible reef there. This part of the island is fabulous for the more rustic and nature-loving types, as it's greener and hillier than the south west - if you want partying probably best to stay nearer Crown Point. All the people we met were just lovely and so friendly, and despite what some night have read, we felt safe and secure even on the secluded beaches like Englishman's Bay. And coming back to this property always felt like a real privilege, with the resident nightjars and bats. Thanks very much Trevor, love what you've created there!
We had a 10 day stay here and it really is a get away from it all place to stay (although you have Andy's bar and places to eat all locally). We arrived at night, having taken the advice of Trevor and hired a 4x4 from Taylor's). They picked us up at the airport, drove us to Casatra where we hopped in the jeep and followed them to Xanadu.
Trevor was there with his warm welcome but it was the next morning when we woke up to that view - wow.
What a place, great pool, etc, etc. etc. and we really didn't get troubled by insects too much - few bites but nothing really.
We did visit other parts of the island, but this area was brilliant - really liked Bloody Bay and Englishman's Bay and also Kings Bay on the other side of the island.
Very very relaxing - Trevor was great, would highly recommend - photo's don't do it justice - great place
We were staying in Xanadu and wow the pictures and description do not do it justice. We arrived in the dark and Trevor met us and explained all that we needed and then we sat on the verandah. It was so peaceful but when we woke I the morning we could not get over the amazing situation of the villa. Lying in bed watching parakeets, and many other species of birds flying past the window, to be able to see the Caribbean Sea from the bedroom window was amazing. Everything was wonderful, to be able to shower looking out on the rain forest was amazing.
The huge verandah was so great when we had the occasional rainy day, to be able to sit out in swim wear while it was raining and still be warm and dry was fantastic.
Do make sure you hire a jeep to get up the hill to the house and stock up on essentials at the supermarket in Crown Point before arriving.
Use candles at night and you will not need to worry about bugs, especially if you use the citronella candles and spirals which stop the mosquito's.
The villa was well equipped and we felt safe at all times, with Windows and doors left open all day and night. The verandah was extremely well equipped for eating and sunbathing with a huge selection of places to lie and sit to enjoy the sun and shade.
We have never stayed anywhere as idyllic as Villa Xanadu and loved every minute.
Thank you Trevor for letting us stay in your wonderful villa and for your help with anything we asked. We hope to return very soon.
Thank you for your kind review
Enjoy the magic of Xanadu for 2 persons
Off season rate is US$135 per night and get the best SUV rate for transport
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One of the best vacation locations I've ever been
I couldn't wait to write this review. The accommodations we absolutely amazing and the picture don't do it justice. Yes it was a bit of a trek to get to but so worth it. If you're looking for a place to get away and enjoy being a part of nature this is the spot. Loved sleeping outdoors and visiting the near by town for homemade ice cream. My partner summed it up. You had the experience of sleeping outdoor but in the comfort of a soft bed. We had no problems with bugs, birds, geckos, or bats. We loved having the birds visit and waking up to all the nature sounds. The hike to the waterfall was easy especially if you have the right footwear. The pool provided privacy for skinny dipping late at night. Now about Trevor....what a kind and informative host. He was onsite if we needed anything and invisible if you wanted privacy. We look forward to returning and can't wait to make this our regular get away location. Thanks for building such a wonderful place and creating such an experience for your guest!
My new friends I thank you for your wonderful review
I promise to be here with my help Ranger and Margret
Looking after this little piece of heaven for your return
A sately pleasure dome indeed
As Coleridge said 'And here were forests ancient as the hills, Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.'
Circumstances had contrived for me, my wife and my cousin to spend two days at Xanadu, having been let down by our booked apartment elsewhere. What serendipity! We were made most welcome by Trevor at this hideaway he has painstakingly built, nestling in the rain forest overlooking the Caribbean Sea. At the very end of the track, with only wild life (humming birds in the greenery outside the kitchen windows, birds nesting in the exposed rafters) for company, is the timber constructed chalet style apartment. Well equipped and with wonderful views over the forest to the sea, and a very private pool, this is the ideal place to spend a few days unwinding from real life.
We loved it.
Thank you folks
My pleasure hosting your
Being my pampered guests
The fruit trees are flowering
The birds signing
The water falls flowing
The warm beach sands inviting
Vaness opened her new restaurant in Bloody bay
Sweet local food
Eula's curry at Englishmans bay is a delight with a cold
See you soon
We can't say enough about this wonderful "tree house" and our congenial host, Trevor. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary here and we could not have found a more romantic location. The view was spectacular, the pool sparkling, the top of the hill private, and we had everything we needed to make our 10 day stay comfortable and convenient. We like to cook and ate most of our meals in (including the delicious papaya and bananas straight off the tree) and the kitchen was more than sufficient. Trevor has done a beautiful job building Xanadu to make the most of the magnificent surroundings and he is a wonderful host. He was a wealth of information and was always available to answer our questions but never intrusive. You will enjoy his company as much as this beautiful setting. We can’t wait to return!
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us Cheryl and Bob
Trust you had an enjoyable return flight home, and anew beginning.
The fruit trees especially the Avocado is now in full bloom, we have to be quick to compete with the birds for the Papayas, which can now be picked from the bathroom window.
The weather continues to be near perfect and the Caribbean Sea awesome in its shades of blue green.
Thank you folks have a great life and see you again
Located 150m above sea level. Part of an old coco plantation, with its own private waterfall. Well kept trails into the rain forest, a bird watchers dream. Panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, the sisters rocks - offshore islands famous for deep sea diving and fishing. This sleepy fishing village nestled in the horseshoe bay of Parletuvier, with its night lit jetty, where lines are thrown late into the cool evening.
Imbi's shop caters for most needs. Sharon at the bar cooks daily lunch, fresh fish from the days catch.
To the west is the world famous beach at Englishman's Bay, Eula will feed you there.
Bloody Bay to the east, named for the savage naval battle fought between the English and French.
'The sea turned crimson and bodies washed up on Dead Mans Bay. There is a fabulous waterfall just in from the secluded beach.
Nearby Castara has a few restaurants an ATM machine and an internet cafe. We encourage you to ease back, rest, relax and enjoy. See you soon,
Golf: Two courses are 40 mins away, the mt. Irvine and plantation the other
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Check for late bookings rates and special offers. Security deposit TT$1500 on arrival and returned less any breakages either before departure or within 2 days of departure.