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Beautifully set at the beachfront of Parlatuvier Beach

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Last updated: 09/12/2016

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Beachfront Rustic Cottage with large wooden patio facing the Parlatuvier Beach

Villa di Sorrisi (Italian for House of Smiles) is aptly named as we want your stay to be a happy, smiling, peaceful stay.

This orange wooden cottage is located on the sandy beach of pristine Parlatuvier Bay on the Eastern side of Tobago. From the moment you arrive, you are readily immersed into the lush natural surroundings nd our large outdoor living spaces.

The cottage sleeps 4-6 persons and has been upgraded with modern appliances.

It is set on half acre of land with numerous flowering and fruit-bearing trees) on the sandy beach of the Parlatuvier Bay, next to a crystal, fresh-water stream of the nearby 3- tier waterfall.

Full of activities like Swimming, jogging to nearby bays, Kayaking, Peddle boating, Paddle Surfboarding, Snorkeling, Nature walks, waterfall, rainforest tours, island tours, boat rides, pier fishing - you experience Island living to the fullest!

Full exclusive access to entire property and amenities. such as - above ground pool, water sports equipment (paddle surfboard, tandem kayak, 5 seater peddle boat) and vehicle available for rental at very reasonable rates (Toyota Corolla)

Rooms include:

1 large very breezy and open Master bedroom with king sized bed , 2 bunk beds and 1 sofa bed - no A/C

1 small bedroom with full sized bed - Air Conditioned

Maid service every 4th day of stay included in the price

Further maid, laundry and cooking services available upon request at an additional cost

Steps away from mini grocery, and local restaurant and now local cuisine available just 1 minute walk along the beach by the pier

It is a privately owned cottage so some storage areas will be locked for private owner's use.

As hosts, we interact with you as much as you need to ensure you get the most comfortable and enjoyable stay. We are happy to recommend activities to enhance your stay and put you in touch with those persons to do so.
We are a call or click away as we have complimentary local calls and Wi-Fi at Villa.

We can prearrange airport pick ups and drop offs, nature and fishing boat tours, etc.

Parlatuvier is a small close-knit fishing village and the people are generally kind, open and friendly people.

The aura of the area has a serene, calming, peaceful atmosphere - the perfect place to revitalise and rejuvenate.

The cottage is located next to a fishing jetty/pier where fresh fish are brought in everyday from the boats. Large Manta rays at times swim around the pie - especially evenings.

Parlatuvier bay is a large sheltered bay, divided in the middle by the long pier: one half with cool, calm waters for swimming, peddle boating or kayaking, and the other half with coral stone reefs - great for paddle surfboarding, snorkeling and catching lobsters! It is an experienced swimmers dream. Care must be taken when swimming as there are no lifeguards in the bay. There are avalable at the cottage, life jackets of all sizes - from toddler to xl for the safety of the guests at the house.

We have added a five seater, canopy top, peddle boat, a standing paddle surfboard and a 2 seater tandem kayak for the enjoyment of guests!

Or just relax:
you may chose to read or nap on the cotton Hammock slung between two coconut trees at the front of the villa, or lounge under the 50 foot lush mango trees covering our large seafront deck.

Some guidelines to follow are:

Although Pets are not permitted, you are encouraged to feed the many species of wild birds that frequent the Villa.

All sand must be washed out before entering the house. Outdoor full showers present.

No smoking inside the house or on the Patio Deck - (Cigarette butts and ashes can damage the hard wood floor and pose a fire hazard)
No Drug Use permitted

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 20%
Calendar last updated: 09/12/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minors (less than 18 years) must be accompanied by adults. Absolutely no rental to underaged guests only...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Toddlers and Infants also welcome. We have a high chair, play and go for sleeping and outdoor patio use ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Indoors & Patio : Non smoking. Outdoor premises (apart from the patio) and public beach areas smoking allowed...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Feel free to interact with the numerous birds that surround the area. Bird feeders are installed to encourage visits so place bread, sugar water or rice and they will come to visit!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Smaller Guest Room: 1 double

    Sleeps 2 people. Air conditioned. Access to toilet and bath...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 2 bunk bed

    This room can comfortably sleep at least 4 people...moreless

  • Master bedroom Large California King Sized Bed 2 Bunk Beds placed at windows to maximise day time naps in breezy conditions Flat Screen TV and DVD - Large selection of dvd's to choose Ensuite toilet and bath ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Outdoor Shower and Foot Tap: shower, outdoor shower

    Located at the Front of the house at the bottom of the steps...moreless

  • Ensuite Master Bedroom: toilet, shower

    Toilet and Bath are separate. Sink also located in Toilet...moreless

  • Common Area Shower: toilet, shower

    Located for common use and direct access for Guest Bedroom...moreless

  • Master bedroom has a private separate toilet and shower. Guest bedroom has a direct access to separate toilet and shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We have, upon your request and prior arrangements someone who can prepare your meals - breakfast, lunch & dinner. A licensed tour guide who is extremely knowledgeable about the island, its history flora & fauna. We can arrange airport pick-ups and drop-offs, tours throughout Tobago's many tourist attractions. By using these services you do not benefit the homeowner. These are private arrangements made directly with the people who live in the Parlatuvier area. You will be doing an extra kind deed by ensuring that the people of the area benefit from the tourist activity of the area....moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo:

    Panasonic 5 disc CD player...moreless

  • Television:

    Currently in Master bedroom only At times the display ends up black and white and then reverts back to color! This will be addressed as soon as we can. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Crazy amazing range of DVD collection...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Rustic cottage located on the sandy beachfront of Parlatuvier Beach. Ideally located for full ocean breeze and immediate access to the calm beach. Beach is excellent for experienced swimmers. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    the best seat for dining is on the patio deck with the 6 seater dining table overlooking the beach 4 seater dining table - open floor plan with kitchen 2 barstools on island for additional seats...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Only in the smaller guest bedroom. The Master bedroom is very open and breezy...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Complimentary...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi hot spot available for up to 10 devices. Due to the remote location, access may be slightly intermittent...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Change over every 4th day by our housekeeping. Additional changes can be arranged at an additional cost....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open floor plan Fantastic view of the beach from the living room...moreless

  • Parking:

    Inside the property for 2 vehicles Parking is allowed along the front of the property on the beach - once you do not block anyone's gate...moreless

  • Telephone:

    1-868-639-6172 All incoming calls are free Complimentary Local calls only (for dining, tours) As hosts we want to ensure that you have a phone when you need it. So please do not abuse the courtsey ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach & bath towels We allow our beach towels to be taken to other locations on the island. This is a courtesy we would like to afford everyone so please ensure that they are returned....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Complimentary Please use the detergents economically so that we can continue offering this to everyone...moreless

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    enough dishes& utensils for 8 people...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large kitchen Island with additional sink included ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Regular sized, turntable microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    included as part of stove Also a smaller toaster/oven for smaller meal preps...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    top and bottom door with freezer 18 cu. ft....moreless

  • Stove:

    Pilot light 4 Burner Stove with oven and roaster...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster Also included - blender and mini chopper...moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    5 seater peddle boat with canopy Please use in the sheltered bay only - do not go into the open waters and never use when the sea is rough....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large wooden patio deck with great views of beach at the front and rainforest at the back...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Tandem Kayak (2 seater) Please use in the sheltered bay only - do not go into the open waters and never use when the sea is rough. Paddle Surfboard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    This a stainless steel grill. Please ensure that it is cleaned after you use it. If it is left uncleaned when you depart you will loose your entire deposit. Cleaning reminder notes are on the Grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life Jackets ranging in sizes from toddler to XL. Please use them when using water sport equipment ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Basic above ground pool nestled at the back of cottage overlooking the moutains...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$200
$1,300 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $60
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

If the premises appear dirty or damaged upon Check-in, Guest shall inform Homeowner or Housekeeping immediately.

There is no daily housekeeping service. Linens, bath and beach towels are included in the cottage. Daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. For stays 5 days or more, linens and towels will be changed every 4th day. Beach towels and picnic items can be removed from the cottage for use in your visits to other sites on the island. We urge you to please ensure that they are returned to allow us to continue to offer this facility to future guests. Self-service laundry is allowed free of charge.

No refunds will be given for any natural disasters such as heavy rains, storms, hurricanes, etc. that occur during your stay.

The bay is an experienced swimmers paradise. Life vests are provided – use them at all times when doing water sport activities or if you are not an experienced swimmer. Please use a size that is best suited for you. Life guards are not on duty in the bay at any time.

The cottage is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.

Patio furniture cushions must not be left outside during rain, absence from house and overnight.

Absolutely no use of drugs anywhere on the premises

Keep a very careful eye on children. The patio decking has been designed for optimal view of the beach and bay. Stainless steel cable safety barriers have been installed. It does still pose a minimal risk for small children if they are left unattended

If any natural disasters occur prior to your stay and such events prevent your arrival for this stay, a 50% rebate towards a future stay WILL be applied, if such stay is

i. booked within 3 months of your cancelled stay and

ii. of the same duration as your cancelled stay and

booked during

iii. booked during a period not exceeding 1 year from your cancelled stay


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

41 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
In Crown Point - Approx 1 hr drive
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Glasgow's Bar (at the Parlatuvier Lookout)
27 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Scarborough - Approx. 45 Mins Drive
31 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Mt. Irvine Golf Course - Approx 30 mins Drive
33 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Claude Noel Highway - Approx. 50 Mins Drive
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Castara Retreats Restaurant - Approx 10 min Drive
Parlatuvier, Trinidad and Tobago
Nearest Beach
Parlatuvier Beach - on the beach front

Car: Necessary

Guests of the cottage have private access to water sport equipment for peddle boating, paddle surfboarding, tandem kayaking (2 seater). A 10 minute walk will take you to a multi tiered waterfall - Top River Falls, with multiple deep swimming holes.

We have a vehicle on site for rental - Toyota Corrola Sedan at very reasonable prices

The cottage is ideally located on the cusp of the Tobago Main Ridge Forest reserve. A mere 15 minute drive will take you to this, the oldest protected Rainforest in the Western Hemisphere (protected for over 220 years).

The Main Ridge Forest Reserve was also voted the "World's Leading Eco-Tourism destination" by the World Travel Awards in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006

See http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/5646/

for UNESCO's listing of the Rainforest.

Rainforest tours, Birdwatching, island tours, scuba diving, snorkelling, glass bottom boat trips to the Nylon Pool can all be arranged for you through our licensed tour guide.

Parlatuvier Beach is a very quiet, unexploited natural beach that takes you aware from the normal tourist fare and gives you a very peaceful, unspoilt experience of Tobago.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: We are are two professionals who live and work in Trinidad, the larger island of the twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago. Driven by the intense desire to spend more quality time with our family and "slow down" the pace of our hectic careers, we were motivated to look for and eventually found a place that we consider our "slice of heaven". We used this property exclusively for friends and family for the first year. The more they came to stay, the more we were told - "this is a fantastic place - people will love to come here". Why don't you rent it out? Also, every time we stayed at the cottage, tourists who stop in the bay frequently, kept asking us for a tour of the place and enquired about renting it. We eventually caved in and started renting it out from January 2015. We are private owners and take great interest in the comfort and care of those who stay at our cottage. We have had our ups and downs, as any new venture will bring and we have always been able to ensure that guests issues are taken care off and that their stay is comfortable and relaxing. We are driven not by the obvious secondary financial gains that can be made, but really by the desire to allow those who choose to stay here - the opportunity to relax and enjoy the peaceful aura, pleasant community living and the beach front benefits of staying at our cottage.

Why the Owner Chose Parlatuvier, Trinidad and Tobago:
Location, Location, Location... The cottage has great location advantages - directly on the Parlatuvier Beach and on the cusp of the Tobago Main Ridge Forest. Mere steps away from a waterfall, fishing on the pier, (purchased or self caught!) Amenities: Beautiful large wooden patio that overlooks the beach on one side and the rain forest on the other. Water sport equipment, Large master bedroom and kitchen and availability of a vehicle for rent.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Large wooden patio overlooking the ocean on one side and the rain forest on the other. Vehicle Rental Airport pickups and drop off arrangements Experienced local Cook for you if you need Licensed, experienced Tour Guide to take you to must see sites Steps away from Mini Grocery and local cuisie Beautiful stroll to waterfall and jogging distance from neighbouring Englishman's bay


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 20%
Calendar last updated: 09/12/2016

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Photos

  • Beautifully set at the beachfront of Parlatuvier Beach

    Beautifully set at the beachfront of Parlatuvier Beach

  • Exquisite view from the living room of Villa Di Sorrisi

    Exquisite view from the living room of Villa Di Sorrisi

  • Birds on the Parlatuvier Beach

    Birds on the Parlatuvier Beach

  • Parlatuvier Bay - view from the Parlatuvier lookout

    Parlatuvier Bay - view from the Parlatuvier lookout

  • Outdoor dining on the Patio deck - overlooking the beach

    Outdoor dining on the Patio deck - overlooking the beach

  • View of the Rainforest

    View of the Rainforest

  • Bamboo Cathedral on walk to Top River Falls

    Bamboo Cathedral on walk to Top River Falls

  • 1st tier of Top River Falls - deep swimming hole

    1st tier of Top River Falls - deep swimming hole

  • Sunset in Parlatuvier Beach - View from the patio decking

    Sunset in Parlatuvier Beach - View from the patio decking

  • Captured on a perfect sunny day in the back yard of Villa Di Sorrisi

    Captured on a perfect sunny day in the back yard of Villa Di Sorrisi

  • Glorious blue skies - foliage at the back yard of Villa Di Sorri

    Glorious blue skies - foliage at the back yard of Villa Di Sorri

  • The chaconia Flower on the property of Villa Di Sorrisi

    The chaconia Flower on the property of Villa Di Sorrisi

  • Nestled at the foot hills of the forest (orange Cottage)

    Nestled at the foot hills of the forest (orange Cottage)

  • Parlatuvier Beach

    Parlatuvier Beach

  • Parlatuvier Beach view - directly in front of Villa Di Sorrisi

    Parlatuvier Beach view - directly in front of Villa Di Sorrisi

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Rear side of the Patio Decking - overlooking the rain forest

    Rear side of the Patio Decking - overlooking the rain forest

  • Large, spacious, master bedroom with king sized bed

    Large, spacious, master bedroom with king sized bed

  • Villa Di Sorrisi on the Sandy Beachfront of Parlatuvier Beach

    Villa Di Sorrisi on the Sandy Beachfront of Parlatuvier Beach

  • Captivating scenery waiting to be taken in photos...Parlatuvier Beach

    Captivating scenery waiting to be taken in photos...Parlatuvier Beach

  • Sunlight streaming through the trees on the property of Villa Di Sorrisi

    Sunlight streaming through the trees on the property of Villa Di Sorrisi

  • Parlatuvier Beach resident!

    Parlatuvier Beach resident!

  • One of the many species of birds found on the property

    One of the many species of birds found on the property

  • Paddle Surfboard Tandem Kayak
Peddle Boat (with Canopy)
Exclusive guest use only

    Paddle Surfboard Tandem Kayak Peddle Boat (with Canopy) Exclusive guest use only

VRBO #697914

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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