|Space||1,539 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Tamarind House villa accommodation consists of:- In the main house (upper level):- 2 double bedrooms each with en-suite facilities. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite facilities. Large open-plan kitchen, dining and living area. Veranda with teak furniture and hammock. Laundry facilities. Two of the bedrooms open onto a long veranda overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and a further double bedroom enjoys wonderful rain forest views to the rear of the house. The living area also leads onto the long veranda with sea views at the front and views of the rain forest at the back.
Perched on a hill in the centre of Parlatuvier, self-catering Tamarind House villa provides breathtaking, uninterrupted views of both the oldest protected rain forest in the Western hemisphere and one of the most attractive beaches along Tobago’s Caribbean coastline. Completed in April 2007 the rental villa with separate apartment is a thoughtfully designed and constructed log house. It is a perfect holiday retreat. From the verandas, pool, terrace and garden, guests can relax and watch the day go by - fishing boats leaving early and arriving with the catch mid afternoon, the daily migration of orange winged parrots, cocricos, egrets and corn birds to and from their favourite roosts, and much more besides. With the beach an easy stroll of 4 or 5 minutes away there is ample opportunity to swim and snorkel amongst coral reefs fringing the beach.
Here we are on the veranda of Tamarind House with 1 hour to go before we set off for the airport. The last 3 weeks in your beautiful villa have been one of our most memorable holidays ever. Everything has gone very well without any problems or hitches. We don't want to leave. This end of the island is unspoilt and the best. Just perfect. Lets hope it stays that way.
Have I missed anything? A decent pint of beer. And my marmalade. And -- er, well nothing else really.
Thank you very much.
We had a wonderful stay in beautiful Parlatuvier.
The facilities are so well thought out, from the cds and movies provided (with hilarious reviews included!) to the great big fridge freezer with ice maker - and of course the refreshing air con in the bedrooms.
This property is fantastically maintained, spotlessly clean on arrival.
We were cooked a delicious meal (BBQ chicken, homemade salad and creamy rice&beans to die for) for when we arrived along with the warmest of welcomes from Sharon, the housekeeper.
Sharon called us the next day to offer advice on trips and recommended a brilliant, knowledgeable guide, Fitzroy, to take us into the rainforest on an experience of a lifetime. We saw hummingbirds, trapdoor spider nests, parrots galore as well as about 20 small to huge waterfalls through the forest. It's probably the best value for money day out on any holiday we've ever had. Not to mention Fitzroy is a blast, really fun company.
The roads are a bit bonkers, so only hire a car if you're accustomed to driving overseas, the guides and local people that you interact with are all SO generous so getting about we found no problem at all. The phone in the house is surrounded with local taxi cab and tour guide cards etc.
The larder of items (bread, eggs, bacon) etc. when you arrive is a lovely touch, and we found the kitchen had every appliance and utensil etc. we needed for the holiday, we cooked most evenings, including fish freshly caught and brought in on the jetty by the local neighbours. We were a little daunted at first, but they couldn't have been friendlier, asking us which of the fish we wanted and how many steaks to cut for us (all descaled and chopped up for you ready to BBQ!).
The BBQ was easy to use, the water pressure for the shower perfect, the pool is clean and just the right size for relaxing and enough to do a few "I'm on holiday" strokes, nothing too strenuous.
Finally, that view. The pictures don't do it justice. We were speechless for the first hour of sitting with a beer looking out at the sunset across the bay. Honestly the view from the deck will live with me for a lifetime. We found ourselves out there for breakfast and every evening.
When our little boy is a older we'll be coming back out here with some family - the dining room table is huge and there's lots of seating - all comfy and in great condition.
We really can't enough positive things about what a stunning holiday this was, we can't wait to go back. Tom & Joey 2017
If You are looking to get away from all the city life and just RELAX this place is for you. We found exactly what we were looking for in this property. This Property is an hour away from the airport and backs up to the rainforest.The views are amazing and the sound of the crashing waves fill the air. This villa is located on top a hill within the village. Very local Vibe not at all commercial or full of other tourists.
From the moment we stepped out of the car there was a sweet aroma of a flower that filled the air. Sharon the housekeeper met us at the house shortly after we arrived with the welcome meal she had prepared for us. She was very delightful and full of information that made our stay very comfortable. She is a wealth of information about the area and history of this home. she also called the house to checked in on us several times during our stay.
Lesley the owner mentions many locals in her recommendations to contact for different things we found this very helpful and used many of them from taylor rentals, (we dealt with Bruce this wife and son Jadon ) Our local rainforest guide was Fitz Roy who was very knowledgeable of all the birds and creatures in the rainforest. We did go on a few hikes including to the waterfall that is almost directly across the street and a 5 minute walk down a trail. Although spending time at the house we did see more birds and creatures than on the hikes we did.
There were many local beaches and swimming holes just beware most of them are not as calm as pigeon point and have under tows that will pull you out and toss you right back to shore depending how rough the water is. Exercise extreme caution.
Overall our stay was exactly what we wanted and we didn't want to leave. We Definitely will be back the next time we are in Tobago. Thank you Lesley for sharing your piece of paradise with us.
We were made very welcome by Sharon even though we were a late evening arrival. The house was clean and well furnished both inside and out. Lovely shower pressure even when all the family were there. The bedrooms and shower rooms were all well proportioned and the towels were a generous size and the dryer in the laundry room was great for enabling a last day swim.
The shop by the jetty was friendly and has lots of cold beer. You needed to go a little further for fresh fruit and veg but we had fresh fish from the boats at the jetty and the shop had frozen chicken.The Glasgow bar, on the hill, has an amazing view across the bay and the next 2 beaches have bars with food on the beach.
Nature came to us with lizards, bats, dragon flies, birds of every shape and size and the neighbour's chickens. We awoke to the forest dawn chorus and later a tardy rooster from next door greeted us.
The pool is great as it is a salt water system so no sore eyes and is warm from the sun but cool enough to be refreshing.
We had the house and apartment and there was enough room for us all to eat at the big dinning table or escape into small groups.
After enjoying the intensity of Carnival in Trinidad this was the perfect setting for a relaxing break.
Tamarind house is really a good location to spend relaxed holidays there. The huge house( (we were 3 instead of 6) is built on the top of a hill with a wonderful view over the bay of parlatuvier.
The pool behind the house is great, but it has no handrail to get in. We enjoyed also the big terrace. The garden with all the exotic flowers and animals (humming birds, lizzards, goats, male chickens, who waked us in the morning, dogs, we also saw a tegu and a gecko once....) is amazing.The access road is a little bit steep for older persons to walk down or come up. And the staircase behind the house is also without a handrail at the last three steps. That`s a problem for a 86 years old person.
The washing machine is rusty, but it worked. I missed a flexible tube in the shower.
I also looked for a cool box for our excursions, but I couldn't find one.
I hate waxed table-cloth, it had a lot of mouldy spots.I should have removed it myself!
Sharon the housekeeper was very nice and she cooked us a wonderful meal.
On the whole we enjoyed our stay at beautiful Tamarind house.
Our goal was to have a relaxing mini holiday & thats what we got.
The cleanest villa we stayed in by far and we have been in a few in Tobago!
Thanks Lesley, Sharon & Victoria!
Our stay at Tamarind House Villa this August was perfect. I totally appreciated the perfectly equipped kitchen as I was doing my own catering. Setting was nice, the sea bathing delightful, the pool pleasant, the only thing lacking was breeze. I suppose it 's just that time of year when it's still. A very comfortable dwelling otherwise. The homemade soaps added a nice touch and so did the great library of music and movies. I highly recommend this very spacious Villa if wanting to stay in a peaceful part of Tobago, surrounded by gorgeous tropical forest and emerald Caribbean waters.
The spectacular fishing village of Parlatuvier is just a 40 km drive from Crown Point Airport, up along the picturesque North Coast road. This working village has a perfect crescent shaped beach curving away towards pretty pastel beach houses, a small elementary school, a few tiny shops, a rum parlour and breathtaking views. Set against a backdrop of stunning tropical rain forest Parlatuvier is Caribbean village life at its simplest.
On either side of Parlatuvier are the villages of Castara, Englishman’s Bay and Bloody Bay, each with their own beautiful beaches and a variety of restaurants and small shops. Fresh fish can be bought most days from the jetty in Parlatuvier and at the fishermen’s cooperative in Castara. Bird watching, rain forest walks, boat trips, fishing trips, snorkeling and scuba diving are just a few of activities that can be found within the village or just a short drive away. In Parlatuvier, a unique and memorable tropical island experience is awaiting you.
Other Activities: swimming, snorkeling, bird watching, fishing, rain forest tours within 15 mins. Diving, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Wind Surfing, Surfing, Golf, Horse riding 20-30 mins