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Toad Hall, Castara, Tobago.

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Toad Hall is a charming wooden house situated 5 minutes from the beach in the village of Castara, Tobago. There is a large living area with 2 couches & coffee tables. There is a comprehensive kitchen along one side of the main room with gas cooker/oven, microwave and large fridge/freezer. There are plenty of pots & pans for cooking and storage space for foodstuffs. There is a TV/DVD and stereo system. There is a large bathroom with heated shower & shelf space for cosmetics etc. The master bedroom has a fitted wardrobe, safety deposit box & telephone. There is also a second bedroom in the upstairs mezzanine suitable either for adults or children. There is no air-conditioning but fans are provided throughout for your comfort. There are also outside cooking facilities including barbecue, cast...Toad Hall is a charming wooden house situated 5 minutes from the beach in the village of Castara, Tobago. There is a large living area with 2 couches & coffee tables. There is a comprehensive kitchen along one side of the main room with gas cooker/oven, microwave and large fridge/freezer. There are plenty of pots & pans for cooking and storage space for foodstuffs. There is a TV/DVD and stereo system. There is a large bathroom with heated shower & shelf space for cosmetics etc. The master bedroom has a fitted wardrobe, safety deposit box & telephone. There is also a second bedroom in the upstairs mezzanine suitable either for adults or children. There is no air-conditioning but fans are provided throughout for your comfort. There are also outside cooking facilities including barbecue, cast iron 'copper' and clay oven. The grounds have many fruit trees including mango, lemon, lime and banana trees...Help yourselves! There are two verandas, front & rear for relaxing and enjoying the view. There is a burglar alarm and CCTV security system for your security at all times.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Guests must be well-behaved and considerate to other guests at all times. No loud parties are allowed. No illegal drugs are to be used on our premises. Bath-towels are not to be taken to the beach. Electric fans must be turned off when leaving the property. Breach of these house rules may result in the eviction of the guests.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
Meet the host
Stephen M
Hosting since December 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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MrsPickwick
MrsPickwick
Lacock, United Kingdom11 contributions
We loved Toad Heights so much we came again. Built in the local style, the wooden houses have real character, with open airy eaves - no boring rooms you find everywhere in the world. Perfect if you are interested in wildlife. If you breakfast out on the veranda, little agoutis bounce around and many colourful birds come close to feed (they like papaya skins and sugar water). Geckos and little fruit bats seem to eat most of the mosquitos - we had no trouble and they usually love me. Lemon and cocoa and much else in garden. You do have to be quite fit to get up the hill but it's well worth the climb for the view of the bay, and to be away from (most) amplified noise in the village. Anyway, I like a walk after a good meal. (Boathouse, Marguerite's and D'Almond tree recommended, and Shirma's for bread - you have to order and it comes hot out of the oven that evening.
Visited February 2016
Written 9 March 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Yorkshireswede
Yorkshireswede
Are, Sweden8 contributions
Me and my partner stayed in the studio apartment Leapfrog late January-early February 2015. We had been in Charlotteville the week before, and Steve was really helpful, asking if we needed a transfer organising. Even during the initial enquiry stage Steve was super responsive to all emails, and this made life a lot easier. Our taxi back to the airport didn't show up, so Steve very generously gave us a lift, another example of how helpful they were. Steve and Rita (the owners) are real characters, in a really good way! They couldn't do enough to help us and ensure we had a enjoyable stay. On the first night they we doing a coppa (or maybe a koppa?!), a massive old casserole/couldron that Steve has had restored. Lookup, who manages the property for Steve and Rita was cooking a traditional fish soup/stew, using lots of fish he'd just caught, and loads of interesting local vegetables and spices. It was super tasty, and went excellently with the local rum and beers! The grounds the property are set in are gorgeous. Lots of tropical plants I don't know the name of! We had dreamy breakfasts sat on our terrace watching hummingbirds fly by, and taking in the sounds of the valley, everything from dogs barking, reggae booming, birds singing, and at times silence. The Leapfrog apartment we stayed in was great for us, a perfectly practical kitchen that was great for cooking in, and generally nice and clean. The terrace was great for breakfast and general lounging. If you're looking for luxury accommodation, this isn't for you. In fact you'd probably be better off staying in Crown Point. But if you want to get in touch with the real Tobago and really disconnect, it's a fantastic choice. We went on a fishing trip with Lookup that was great fun, he really looked after us and is a great guy! Cheers Steve and Rita for making our hols, can't wait to get back!
Visited January 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 2 May 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

YM262
YM262
Tortola1 contribution
Contrary to the previous review we stayed very comfortably with three Adults in Toad Hall. The mezzanine floor does have very low ceilings and doesn't really have much space to do anything other than sleep, but this was fine for our needs and the rest of the living space is more than enough to compensate (though if you are a large Dutchman in need of personal space an upgrade to the larger Toad Heights may be advisable). This was all made clear to us at time of booking. It's clear that a great deal of thought and effort has gone into making the space inviting and accessible. The decorations are charming and make the place feel very special (in a good way) and handy instructions are never far away if you're unsure of how things work. Steve was very responsive and helpful with the booking and put us in touch with Bruce Taylor, who arranged our airport transfers, took us to a supermarket en route, and sorted us with a hire car. Definitely the person to go to for sorting travel logistics from Castara! We found the place clean and tidy and were met by Petra on arrival who showed us around. Castara itself is a very nice little town with a lovely beach, a few nice bars, and a good group of helpful locals. The town is tourist friendly, but also feels much more 'real' than staying in Crown Point. Fresh fish from the bay is a great highlight- we cooked ours on the outdoor barbecue which worked well once we'd gathered up some wood from the beach (though in hindsight we should have bought charcoal from the supermarket on the first day- there was none provided). Castara is also pretty central on the island, making it a good base to venture to any of the various other beaches, towns, or the forest reserve. A few niggles prevent this being a fully positive review: the internet was lousy- we couldn't count on it for anything other than perhaps sending the odd message (not too much of a big deal- but good to know), the mosquito nets were well intentioned but not hugely effective (there are various gaps which some mozzies unfortunately seemed able to navigate), and the neighbours had a tendency to disrupt the peace by playing music very loudly at antisocial times of day (we were woken up at 7am by thumping bass one day out of three, and loud music was a recurring feature on all days). Not sure the property can do much about the last point, but it's something the Castara community needs to address if it's serious about attracting tourists in search of a quiet retreat. For us the charm outweighed the challenges and we'd happily recommend Toad Hall as a great, and very reasonably priced, Tobago base; though if you are particularly sensitive to any of the issues mentioned above you may wish to consider other options.
Visited October 2014 Travelled with friends
Written 2 November 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Emmy O
Emmy O
1 contribution
Het huisje is gezellig en ruim genoeg, maar de slaapruimte boven is niet geschikt voor volwassenen vanwege het lage dak. Bij het boeken was dat niet duidelijk, dus met onze groep van 3 volwassenen leverde dat problemen op. Het huis is waarschijnlijk lang niet verhuurd geweest, want de planken, banken, tafels enz. lagen vol stof. Keukengerei en vaatwerk waren lang niet schoongemaakt. De mooie houten vloer plakte in het keukengedeelte van de vetaanslag. Het huisje ligt in een prachtig, weelderig groen dal, vol vogels vlinders en bloeiende planten. Je hebt vanaf de ballustrades geweldig uitzicht op de natuur. En op loopafstand zijn winkeltjes met alle basisvoedsel, wat groente en fruit. Vis kan je direct van de lokale vissers kopen. (of mee gaan op visvangst). Een aantal leuke kleine restaurantjes bij het strand. 2 heel mooie strandjes liggen op 5 minuten lopen en vooral het kleine strandje biedt aan de rechter zijde, langs de rotswand schitterende koralen en een keur aan tropische vissen, krabben, schildpadden en roggen. Dit deel doet niet onder voor Bonaire. Als je een liefhebber bent van caraibische en reggaemuziek dan kun je je hart ophalen. De hele dag staan bij meerdere huizen in Castara de stereo's op hoog volume aan. Al met al: Prachtige dingen gezien, lekker gegeten, fijn gezwommen. Maar ook ergernis van onfris verblijf, misverstand over slaapruimte en ergernis door geluidsoverlast.
Visited September 2014
Written 21 September 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
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About the neighbourhood
Castara is a quiet, scenic village on the north coast of the island of Tobago. It`s economy is centred around its fishing industry and tourism. There are several restaurants and a coiuple of traditional 'rum shops' for eating out and entertainment. There are two beaches: The 'big bay' and the 'small' or 'heavenly' bay. There is a coral reef offshore from the small bay suitable for snorkelling and both bays offer a sheltered environment for swimming or just relaxing in the tropical sunshine. There are regular bus services that pass through the village in either direction and tickets can be purchased at various locations at the small shops in the village. Cars & jeeps can be rented locally at 'Taylors Auto Rentals at the small bay. Boat trips can be arranged with our local representative 'Lo...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Toad Hall, Castara, Tobago.

Toad Hall, Castara, Tobago. is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Toad Hall, Castara, Tobago. has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Toad Hall, Castara, Tobago. has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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