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Castara Cottage

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Castara Cottage, Trinidad and Tobago
Tamarind master bedroom
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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
4 guests
5 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Castara Cottage is an open, natural style Caribbean house situated in Castara, Tobago. The split-level house offers flexible and comfortable, holiday rental accommodation in three private self-catering apartments which can sleep 10+ people. The cottage is just one minutes walk from two beautiful, unspoilt and peaceful beaches and is surrounded by rainforest covered hills. The apartments offer spacious, light, airy, comfortable accommodation for individuals, couples, groups and families. Each of the private, self-catering apartments is completely self-contained, with its own well-equipped kitchen (including large fridge-freezer & full-size cooker), private bathroom, entrance, patio or balcony, lounge area and a secure lockable safe for your valuables. Castara Cottage consists of three pri...Castara Cottage is an open, natural style Caribbean house situated in Castara, Tobago. The split-level house offers flexible and comfortable, holiday rental accommodation in three private self-catering apartments which can sleep 10+ people. The cottage is just one minutes walk from two beautiful, unspoilt and peaceful beaches and is surrounded by rainforest covered hills. The apartments offer spacious, light, airy, comfortable accommodation for individuals, couples, groups and families. Each of the private, self-catering apartments is completely self-contained, with its own well-equipped kitchen (including large fridge-freezer & full-size cooker), private bathroom, entrance, patio or balcony, lounge area and a secure lockable safe for your valuables. Castara Cottage consists of three private, self-catering apartments spread over two floors. Each is completely self-contained, with its own well-equipped kitchen (including large fridge-freezer & full-size cooker), private bathroom, entrance, patio or balcony, lounge area and a secure lockable safe for your valuables. Saffron Apartment ($70 per night) sleeps 2 people with the option for 2 additional children to be accommodated on the fold-out sofa bed. A spacious, airy apartment, Saffron features large wooden shutter which open fully allowing you to take full advantage of the warm Caribbean breeze. Views of mango and banana trees provide endless opportunities to watch the colourful birdlife, which will gladly co Cinnamon ($90 per night) is a 2 bedroom apartment situated on the lower level of the house. The apartment is able to accommodate 2 adult guests and 2 children. Slightly smaller than Tamarind, Cinnamon has a four-poster, double bed in the master bedroom and Tamarind apartment is one unit at Castara Cottage which is Just one minute's walk from two beautiful golden-sand beaches, Castara Cottage is an open, natural style wooden house which is surrounded by rain-forest covered hills. The house is divided into 3 self-catering, holiday rental apartments that can cater for 1 - 10 people. Tamarind Apartment ($110 per night) is the most spacious, private self-contained, 2-bedroom apartment which can sleep up to 4 people. It has a large Queen-size bed in the main bedroom, plus sturdy bunk-beds (or two singles) in the second room. All beds are provided with mosquito nets and the apartment has a well-equipped kitchen & private bathroom. Tamarind is located on the upper/middle floor, with private entrance, large wooden shuttered windows and a spacious, private, decked outdoor area with views over both bays. This accommodation is very flexible, as it can link to Saffron apartment through a connecting door - giving 3 bedrooms with 2 kitchens and 2 bathrooms. All apartments have private entrances, patios and large wooden shuttered windows. A private shower/bathroom, outside (post-beach) shower and a well-equipped kitchen will make your stay comfortable. Please note: The second bedroom Tamarind apartment is smaller and does not have a view. The bunk beds can be separated into two large singles, and they maybe more suitable for children / younger guests. Saffron & Tamarind can be linked, to create a very spacious, six person apartment. There is hot and cold water in all kitchens and bathrooms. Castara Cottage is surrounded by a lush tropical garden containing plants, fruits and flowers including banana trees, cocoa trees, palms, bouganvilea, orleander and hibiscus. A wide variety of colourful tropical birds such as tanagers and bananaquits visit the bird feeders at the cottage all day long, and you will also see and hear flocks of green parrots, the spectacularly beautiful Mot Mot, and the Chacalaca or Cocorico, Tobago's national bird. Castara is a working fishing village where visitors are both welcomed and encouraged to experience the local, Tobagonian way of life. By day, relax on one of the two picture-perfect Caribbean beaches to be found just 2 minutes walk from your apartment, or visit Castara’s beautiful waterfall for a cool dip. In the evening, visit one of the village’s local restaurants or enjoy fresh fish on your balcony, caught daily by Castara’s very own fisherfolk and sold right next to the beach! Add a loaf of warm bread, baked by the infamous ‘bread ladies’ in the historical clay oven, and a glass of local rum and you have the perfect accompaniment to one of Castara’s spectacular sunsets. If you want to spend your holiday in a friendly, beautiful and unpretentious environment with an abundance of nature and natural sights to see and enjoy, Castara and Castara Cottage will be happy to welcome you for a comfortable, relaxed and friendly holiday. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Showers
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About the Owner
Ann R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:83%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:July 2009
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Reviewed 18 June 2019 via mobile

We loved our 7 night stay here . Just up the hill from the beach and a 5 minute walk to restaurants and the grocery store. Caroline greeted us and made sure we were comfortable our entire stay. We arrived late and after the restaurants...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Heather L
Reviewed 22 March 2019

We had a great stay in Cinnamon apartment. The owners were incredibly helpful throughout the booking process and with travel logistics, answering our endless questions, and they gave us a very good idea of what to expect. The place was spotless, and Carolyn and Jade...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Seaside812519
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We have just returned from a family holiday in Castara, Tobago where we had the most fantastic time. We were a large group of six adults and five children, so took all three apartments (Saffron, Cinnamon & Tamarind). What a good decision! We loved the...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank j0rdanj93
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Castara Cottage is simple and beautiful. Clean and well maintained. We really enjoyed the view, the balcony is a great place to spend time and enjoy the scenery. The locals are very friendly and helpful. Castara makes a great home base to explore the Island...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank E510SJdavidm
Ann R, VR Owner at Castara Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

You were our perfect guests - thank you so much. Spread the word & please come again. A&Y

Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a lovely apartment at the top of the ridge between the two bays in Castara. Its a minute walk to either beach. The apartment has a great large deck open to the breezes, with a hammock, table and chairs. The inner room (lounge...More

Date of stay: January 2017
1  Thank jools403
Ann R, VR Owner at Castara Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Thank you Juliet ! So nice to read your realistic description of the apartment. We hope that you will stay with us again. Ann

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Garden
Safe
Secure Parking
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Castara Cottage is in the vilage of Castara, Tobago. It is situated on the headland, between the two bays/beaches. Castara is situated about about 20 kilometres north of Crown Point. Take the Claude Noel Highway from the airport to Scarborough, the capital city, from where you join the Northside Road. Drive through the villages of Concordia, Mason Hall, Moriah and Runnymede before arriving in Castara, a beautiful fishing village on the Caribbean coast.
Getting around
A bus service runs through the village approximately once every 2 hours and goes to Scarborough (or L’Anse Fourmi in the opposite direction). Bus tickets must be bought before boarding the bus and it costs $5tt to get into Scarborough. Tickets can be bought from any of the small shops that display a ‘PTSC Tickets Sold Here’ sign, or ask any local person. Please remember that we are in the Caribbean and, as such, timetables do not carry the same weight as they might in Europe or the USA! If you wait at the bus stop (opposite Shirma’s, close to the ATM) at half past an even hour (10.30, 12.30, 2.30) then the bus should come in the next 30 minutes. Sometimes you will have missed it already: sometimes it will take another 60 minutes, somet
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