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Carpe Diem Villa. Sunset 2. Studio apmt - amazing sea views even from the beds!

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Carpe Diem-seize the day! A glass of Pinot Grigio !
First view of Carpe Diem villa
Castara bay first view
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
5 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Carpe Diem Villa has 2x STUDIO apartments downstairs which are both rent-able separately & are mirror images of each other & share the same view across Castara bay-even from the bed! SPECIAL OFFER 1st April-30th November 2019- £50 per night per studio subject to availability. Please note 5x night minimum stay. Taken on a self catering bases only. Check us out on social media. We are traditionally built and completed in 2007 & are located just a short walk off the Northside Road in the friendly fishing village of Castara on the Caribbean side of Tobago which is a perfect place to relax . The two STUDIOS are block built, they are light ...Carpe Diem Villa has 2x STUDIO apartments downstairs which are both rent-able separately & are mirror images of each other & share the same view across Castara bay-even from the bed! SPECIAL OFFER 1st April-30th November 2019- £50 per night per studio subject to availability. Please note 5x night minimum stay. Taken on a self catering bases only. Check us out on social media. We are traditionally built and completed in 2007 & are located just a short walk off the Northside Road in the friendly fishing village of Castara on the Caribbean side of Tobago which is a perfect place to relax . The two STUDIOS are block built, they are light & airy with high ceilings & have a fully tiled 'wet-room' styled bathroom with shower, hand basin & WC plus hot & cold water. They are the mirror image of each other & have complete cooking facilities with a 'proper Saffire' stove ( not a hot plate !!), large fridge/freezer ( large enough for lots of Carib!) and all the crockery & cooking utensils you will need including a juicer for all that fruit from the garden ( in season) Each studio has a queen size red cedar bed with mosquito nets & sleep 2 people comfortably. We can provide an extra single bed or child's cot if requested. We provide free standing fans + a ceiling fan, although the high ceilings keep all the rooms cool. All doors/windows are made of local cedar & are louvered. No need for AC here! Outside a large balcony has drop down blinds for shade & with table & chairs so that you can eat Al fresco . There is separate access to each studio. There is also a shared BBQ area and pizza/bread oven-check first as sometimes the hens lay their eggs in there!. Free Wifi is available to use BUT check with your partner to see if he/she will let you spend time on the internet while you are on holiday!! Both of the 2 beaches are just a short stroll away ( 200 yards ) where you can fish swim, snorkel, fish! We built the house for us and our family and friends to enjoy. The word spread about how good it was so we ended up letting it out to like minded people. You can do as much or as little as you want here. The main thing is to relax and recharge your batteries. That is why we call it the 'great escape'. A bird watchers paradise.Great local food, fresh fish every day, ....In the evening visit the bars and 'lime' with the locals. Visit the small local restaurants to taste the local cuisine or cook up the fish you caught (maybe) on the house BBQ then relax and dream about the one that got away! All accommodation is NO SMOKING except on the balconies. Check out the 112 reviews on Trip Advisor where we are always in the top 5 properties for Specialty Accommodation for Trinidad & Tobago and check out the many photographs people have put on the site.. Carpe Diem ' seize the day'More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We do not allow 'parties' as they disturb other guests and that is not what you come to Castara for! There are no 'clubs' nearby, you come for the beach, rainforest, birds, walking and most of all to relax and get away from your normal life !
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Christopher & Yvonne R
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2009
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1 - 5 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 16 December 2019

Great place to stay with good value. Back a bit and up the hill from the beach, so great views and peaceful. Lots of birds at feeders. Clean. Two double doors open the whole room to nature and the sea views. Owners with great communications,...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Peter B
Management response:Responded 11 March 2020

Sorry we were not there to meet you! A new grandson meant we were in England. Castara is still relatively unaffected by 'tourism' and visitors ( not tourists ) are able to enjoy a special piece of the Caribbean . You will always be welcomed...More

Reviewed 8 September 2015

Let me begin by saying the only reason I gave 4 stars (I wouldve given 4.5 if it was an option) instead of 5 is because of the pillows. I like fat, fluffy bed pillows and because these were on the flatter side, I had...More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank Sue F
Management response:Responded 22 September 2015

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us & may return in the future- Castara is addictive..but we do wish that you had mentioned the problem with the pillows to us at the time-as we have a whole store of them &...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2015

A great vacation can only happen if the location, accommodation and people are great too. Although I had not spoken or met Yvonne or Chris the information and helpfulness was fantastic, especially when my airline decided to change the date of my flight. I know...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank pridswww
Management response:Responded 7 July 2015

So glad that you really enjoyed your holiday & stay with us. Only sorry that we were not able to be there to meet you -maybe next time? Chris & Yvonne

Reviewed 15 April 2015

We were graced to have found the owners and our pad. There were times in our stay when, even though we are constant explorers, that we did not want to leave the front deck. Birds and lizards all over the place....as well as lovely owners...More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank Dick W
Management response:Responded 28 May 2016

It was really lovely to have you both stay....hope to see you both in the future Chris & Yvonne

Reviewed 17 March 2015

We had a lovely stay at Carpe Diem. The accommodation was very good and the views were stunning. Chris and Yvonne were most helpful and made us feel very welcome.

Date of stay: February 2015
1  Thank David and Jane S
Management response:Responded 23 March 2015

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us & hope to see you both next year!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Porch
Safe
Shared Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
The house is set just off the Northside Road overlooking the whole of the bay at Castara which is a small friendly fishing village on the Caribbean side of Tobago. Its a 2 minute walk down to the 2 sandy beaches, there are sunloungers available The main beach has lifeguards on duty and a beach facility The small village has stores which sell everything from bread, fresh fruit &; vegetables to plumbing parts!. There are bars and restaurants/cafes, a small waterfall a short stroll along the Castara River for a cold dip on a hot day!. The bay is good for snorkeling, bathing and fishing. Local fishermen offer days out to fish or local tour operators can take you out for a day trip including a beach bbq, snorkeling, the best way to see the island is from the sea. Just 5 minutes up the co...
Getting around
There is car hire available in the village -please ask us for details or you can book a driver to take you sight seeing for the day or to a particular event such as Sunday school, festivals & football matches.
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