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Toad Heights, Castara, Tobago.

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Toad Heights is situated in the village of Castara on the island of Tobago. It is a 3 bedroom house with a very large living area and spacious kitchen with all the amenities you would expect for a self-catering holiday. It is located on the hillside above our other cottage 'Toad Hall'. Access is via a concrete footpath and is approximately 50 metres from the main road. It has a very large bathroom fitted with 2 showers, one of which is heated. There is a breakfast bar between the living area and the kitchen and all counter surfaces are tiled for your convenience. There is a flat-screen TV and CCTV security system. There are 2 downstairs bedrooms and one upstairs bedroom located in the mezzanine. All beds are protected by custom 'wrap-around mosquito nets for your protection at night. Ther...Toad Heights is situated in the village of Castara on the island of Tobago. It is a 3 bedroom house with a very large living area and spacious kitchen with all the amenities you would expect for a self-catering holiday. It is located on the hillside above our other cottage 'Toad Hall'. Access is via a concrete footpath and is approximately 50 metres from the main road. It has a very large bathroom fitted with 2 showers, one of which is heated. There is a breakfast bar between the living area and the kitchen and all counter surfaces are tiled for your convenience. There is a flat-screen TV and CCTV security system. There are 2 downstairs bedrooms and one upstairs bedroom located in the mezzanine. All beds are protected by custom 'wrap-around mosquito nets for your protection at night. There is no air-conditioning but there are large floor fans provided for your comfort. There is a large barbecue located to the rear of the property for your outdoor cooking needs. There is now a new outside tiled patio suitable for outside dining and sunbathing. The property is surrounded by fruit trees and lush vegetation and flowering shrubs. There are several small shops close by and it is only a 7 minute stroll to the closest beach. Castara has several restaurants within easy walking distance if you choose to eat out rather than cook at home. Beach towels are not provided. Please be sure to bring your own.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Turn off all electric fans when leaving the property: they are a potential fire hazard. No linen or bath towels are to be taken to the beach: it damages both the towels and our washing machine due to the sand trapped in the fibres. Treat our staff with politeness and respect at all times and respect our property and surroundings. No illegal drugs are to be consumed on our premises and no loud parties and excessive noise late at night.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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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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Roving66118111700
Roving66118111700
2 contributions
Wir haben diese Unterkunft als Familie mit 2 Kindern gebucht, um genügend Platz zu haben, und sie war wirklich sehr geräumig. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt dort. Die Bauweise erlaubt ein schnelles Durchlüften und auch nachts ist es nicht zu heiss. Das Haus liegt am Dorfrand, direkt mit Blick ins Grüne, es ist dort sehr ruhig, von den Parties am Strand hört man nichts. Morgens krähen die Hähne und die Vögel zwitschern. Die Küche ist geeignet, um darin zu kochen und der kleine Supermarkt am Hauptstrand bietet alles, was dazu nötig ist. Stephen hat uns per email und whatsapp gut betreut, da er in der Regenzeit nicht selbst vor Ort war. Die Abholung am Flughafen hat super funktioniert. Ausflüge kann man im Ort selbst organisieren, zum Beispiel zum Wasserfall im Regenwald wandern oder für wenig Geld mit einem Taxi oder einem Einheimischen zur wundervollen Englishman's Bay fahren. In Castara selbst kann man baden und schnorcheln. Der Ort ist ruhig und relaxt, man lernt die wenigen anderen Touristen schnell kennen und fühlt sich wohl. Unsere Kinder fanden es auch toll. Wir würden diese Unterkunft empfehlen. Ohropax sollte man aber dabei haben. Rückfragen gern per Message.
Visited October 2019
Written 31 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Regina W
Regina W
1 contribution
This apartment is a perfect place to stay. Very clean, well fitted and very cozy Everything is cared very well and you see the love to detail what makes you feel comfortable as soon as you step in. The location of the apartment gave us the privacy to feel like home and still in short walking distance we reached both beaches and all the other things we needed. Outstanding is the BBQ area in the back and a nice terrace to sit (comfortable deck chairs handmade by Steve.) I had a fabulous time with my friends and we look forward to the next chance we can visit this place. Thanks to Steve and Rita and all the others who took so good care of everything.
Visited March 2019
Written 18 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

hollytreebarbara
hollytreebarbara
London, United Kingdom42 contributions
It was my first time to Tobago, but the 6th for my partner who couldn't wait to return after many years. To be honest when I first arrived I wasn't sure about anything, but by the time we left I could happily have stayed much longer. Toad Heights keeps you fit with the steps (which was good) and there was privacy. We loved the birds, lizards and the various other wildlife which appeared on our balcony or fed from the bird feeder which we kept topping up. We had a few little problems which Stephen (the owner) sorted out straight away which we appreciated. The beach and restaurants are only a short walk away. Everybody was extremely friendly and you feel at home very quickly. Look forward to returning hopefully next year.
Visited March 2018
Written 21 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SteveMeeus
SteveMeeus
Hi Barbara and thanks so much for the positive review! We sincerely hope that you will choose us again next time. All our love to you & Steve, Steve & Rita xxx
Written 22 May 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Max N
Max N
1 contribution
Terrific location - at the quiet end of the island - apartments are very clean and cozy and have very nice kitchens and showers. A short walk brings you to the secluded beaches, the most beautiful I have ever seen with clean sand and clear water! Steve and Rita are wonderful hosts - had a brilliant time here!
Visited April 2018
Written 13 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SteveMeeus
SteveMeeus
Thanks so much Max! You were a pleasure to host and we look forward to your return next year!
Written 15 May 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

hudge28
hudge28
1 contribution
My family stayed for three nights in Castara with Steve and Rita as our hosts. We had a wonderful time! The house has such a welcoming feel, and is very unique and comfortable. There were many great destinations within walking distance, such as beaches, restaurants, a waterfall and shops. The beach in Castara is beautiful! Steve and Rita went above and beyond as our hosts to ensure that we were comfortable and enjoyed our stay. They are outstanding hosts. We really couldn't ask for more, and would gladly come back again.
Visited April 2018
Written 9 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SteveMeeus
SteveMeeus
Thanks for your lovely review! We enjoyed hosting you and your children were an absolute delight. Please come again one day to beautiful Castara! Much love, Steve & Rita xxx
Written 10 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

simetrias
simetrias
18 contributions
This may just be the best villa in Castara. Perched on a hillside with a rainforest in the back and sea views in the front, it is ideal for birdwatching, having a drink on the verandah, and watching the sun set. Steve and Rita are extremely helpful and can arrange transport and trips as well as give tips on when and where to eat. The home is beautiful inside. The beds are comfy, the house is well ventilated, and we had no insects bites. Yay! The four days flew by with snorkeling on Castara beach, leisurely fish meals, etc. The internet is a bit spotty but Steve welcomed us to his gazebo for a stonger signal. Castara is amazing. I hope it stays the way it is so I can visit again! I love small villages like thhis and prefer them 100x over resorts. If that’s your style, you will be super happy with tthis place!
Visited March 2018
Written 28 March 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SteveMeeus
SteveMeeus
Thanks Rosemary! You were a pleasure to host and we sincerely hope that you’ll come back one day. Four days was way too short a visit!
Written 29 March 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

deb w
deb w
Sheffield, United Kingdom29 contributions
Beautiful setting , lots of hummingbirds , motmots,agoutis and a fabulous view of the Caribbean Sea. Quite a walk up the hill from the beach but just keep your fridge stocked with the local beer for when you return, Andy from the local bar even delivered us crates to save us carrying them up the hill. Steve and Rita are great hosts and were fun to chat to and have a rum with in the boat house on heavenly bay. There are small bars and quirky local bbqs or roti on offer most days, delicious and cheap. The shops are sparse but not needed due to the local food. Bread made under the bar on the beach on a Thursday and Saturday just order at 12. The people in Castara are wonderful,friendly and so helpful we loved them.Toad heights was spacious and I know a seating area is being built at the moment to accomadate 6 people outdoors. We will be returning. Bring cash as the cash machine was out of order most of the time. Thanks again Steve and Rita x
Visited January 2018
Written 4 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SteveMeeus
SteveMeeus
Thanks Deborah! We look forward to your return! Keep well & see you again asap! Xx Steve & Rita xx
Written 5 February 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maritta R
Maritta R
Alberta, Canada80 contributions
If you are looking for the perfect "fake" Resort get away, with satellite TV, air conditioning, strategically placed palm trees and swim up bars, then this is not the place for you. However, if you are open to staying in a quaint local house that is true to the area in design and feel, and natural vegetation, than this is a nice choice. We were welcomed by the owners Steve and Rita whom we saw regularly with a warm hello, conversation, and offers to help where needed. The staff, Lookup, Sophie and her husband Nyon were always there with a smile and helping hand as well. Nyon even drove us around the island on a few occasions and we enjoyed our conversations with him. He was insanely accommodating, even when we did not make it home from Sunday School one night, he picked us up the next morning without hesitation. The house is close enough to whatever you need, food, groceries, beach. It is on a hill, but all of the village is. Even though there is no air conditioning, each bed has a fan, and we found that sufficient. We enjoyed eating and visiting out on our deck, or with other guests staying below. It’s not a hoity-toity , fancy new resort type location or house, but it is certainly nice, quaint, and comfortable with a friendly atmosphere, that suits the village visit perfectly!
Visited February 2017
Written 5 March 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SteveMeeus
SteveMeeus
Thanks Maritta! It was a pleasure hosting you both and we're really happy that you enjoyed your trip. Please come again soon! All our love, Steve & Rita xxx
Written 6 March 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SheilaBats
SheilaBats
Steyning, United Kingdom8 contributions
We loved staying here, on the edge of the rainforest, with great views from the verandah to the sea and to lush forest. The house is spacious and airy and provided with everything you will need. The owners, Steve & Rita, live nearby and could not be more helpful, arranging airport transfers, outings, catering to our every whim! There is lots of wildlife in the garden, with lovely birds, bats, agouti, lizards, tree-frogs and butterflies as well as stunning tropical plants. It is a short walk to the two lovely bays (quite steep hill though!) and to the local eateries, shops and bars. Lookup, the caretaker, took us on a great boat trip along the coast to a deserted beach for lunch and also to visit nearby Parlatuvier Bay - all extremely reasonable. We also had an excellent trip to the rainforest to see birds etc with Junior Thomas. Really looking forward to going back sometime!
Visited March 2016 Travelled with family
Written 18 March 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Signe J
Signe J
Bedsted Thy, Denmark2 contributions
Wonderfull days for our family at Toad Heigths. Situated a little up hill we got the feeling of being in the "jungle". The kids exploring the nice garden and getting amazed by the gekkoes, fireflies, agouti, fruits and all the colorfull birds. Nice and spacious for the six of us - perfect settings for the siestas. Friendly neighbours and very helpfull hosts.
Visited October 2014 Travelled with family
Written 9 November 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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How to get there
Toad Heights is located at #621, Castara Main Rd, Castara. From the airport, follow the Claude Noel Highway to Scarborough and turn left on Northside Rd. Follow that via Mason Hall and Moriah all the way to Castara. Our property is located just past the junction with Depot Rd on the left-hand side, right by a store called “Bulkmasters”.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Toad Heights, Castara, Tobago.

Toad Heights, Castara, Tobago. is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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

Toad Heights, Castara, Tobago. has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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