We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tadpoles, Castara, Tobago.

Save
Want exclusive deal alerts, booking reminders, and quicker checkout?
Log in now
Living area showing kitchenette
Bed area
Bathroom/shower
Overview
Reviews
Amenities
Availability
Map
Policies
Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
Min stay varies
Condo/Apartment
Tadpoles is a self-contained 'Studio' apartment situated 50 metres from the main road. It is a 5 minute stroll from the closest beach. There are several small shops close by for your convenience. There is a kichenette with a 2 burner hob and small fridge/freezer. There is a fold-up table for dining and plastic chairs provided. There is also an outdoor Gazebo available for your use. There is a separate bathroom with all standard amenities. The shower is unheated. There is a double bed with a 'wrap-around mosquito net for your protection. There is no air-conditioning but there is a large floor fan provided for your comfort. It does not have its own barbecue but the facilities at 'Toad Hall' are available for your use. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: NONE
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
Show more
Meet the host
Stephen M
Hosting since December 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Contribute
Reviews (8)
We perform checks on reviews
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
If you have submitted a review for a holiday rental property, we may also ask that you provide us with proof of your stay to ensure that your review is attached to the correct rental property.
Holiday rental reviews collected via the VRBO website (formerly Homeaway) and syndicated to the Tripadvisor website are not currently subject to Tripadvisor’s standard moderation processes.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Trip28953774727
Trip28953774727
1 contribution
Thank you Steve and Rita for being the best possible hosts we have ever met. So friendly and welcoming we feel we have made 2 great friends. Tadpoles is a perfect setting for a fabulous relaxing holiday. Set in beautiful gardens and just a short walk, 5 minutes, from the most beautiful beaches you can imagine. The apartment is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Comfy bed with mosquito net, lovely verandah overlooking banana trees and bougainvillea lots of exotic birds etc. Restaurants, bars and shops within easy walking distance and a great ice cream parlour just 2 minutes away. Will definitely be coming back..
Visited January 2019
Written 28 January 2019. 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 Doreen & Keith! We enjoyed your company too and can’t wait to see you again. Xxx Steve & Rita xxx
Written 29 January 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

gedder2014
gedder2014
Oxford, United Kingdom29 contributions
We spent 2 weeks with Steve and Rita and stayed in the smaller unit “ Tadpoles “ We received a warm welcome and were made very much at home, the apartment is very well equipped and very cleverly. insect proofed, it has a very comfortable double bed with an additional mosquito curtain, it has everything you need for a pleasant stay. Castara is great place to stay on Tobago, with many restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance from the apartment, as are the lovely beaches of big and little bay, we enjoyed the snorkelling and saw many reef fish, lots of rays, and a few turtle, you can walk everywhere in Castara, there is also car hire at little bay. We had a great time and are planning our next visit already.
Visited April 2018
Written 19 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 so much Hed & Laraine! It was a pleasure to host you both and we look forward to seeing you again one day in the sun! Xxx Steve & Rita xxx
Written 20 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nicole C
Nicole C
Island of Malta, Malta6 contributions
My stay at Steve and Rita's was a delightful experience. They made me feel welcome and were extremely helpful and generous throughout my stay. Castara is a lovely, sleepy little fishing village where you get to know everyone very quickly. Tadpole was very well equipped which made my stay much easier. The location of the apartment was central and very lush and green. Staying there, felt like a home away from home, with pets included.
Visited January 2018
Written 22 March 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SteveMeeus
SteveMeeus
Hi Lillian, you were an absolute joy to host. We sincerely hope that you will return to brighten up our lives. You are a very special lady Xxx
Written 24 March 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jack H
Jack H
2 contributions
We stayed in Tadpoles for 3 weeks in Nov/Dec 2017 and felt right at home in the apartment. It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and we were well looked after by Steve and Rita, the owners. Castara is amazing place and well worth visiting. The beaches are beautiful with plenty of opportunities for fishing trips, snorkelling and travelling around the island. The are regular social events in the village such as bonfires, BBQs and 'rum and drum', giving you a nice opportunity to meet people and get to know some locals. Tadpoles is within walking distance of everywhere in the village. We loved our time in Castara and would recommend to anyone!
Visited November 2017
Written 31 December 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SteveMeeus
SteveMeeus
Thanks Jack! You and Laura were lovely to host and we look forward to seeing you again!
Written 2 January 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

F1807KCinfo
F1807KCinfo
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
Tadpoles gave us everything we needed; stunning views from the back door over a tree lined gully with abundant wildlife. The formal grounds to the front are kept neat and tidy with plenty of plant life - not to mention "the Amazing Bird House". The beach is stunning and the snorkeling is fantastic and perfect for beginners and experienced alike. Steve and Rita were so welcoming and couldn't have done any more to make us feel at home - thank you for a wonderful stay!
Visited February 2017
Written 7 March 2017. 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 Sarah & Paddy. You were a joy to host and we can't wait to see you again! Xxx Steve & Rita xxx
Written 9 March 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trip611765
Trip611765
1 contribution
Unfortunately we were not quite satisfied with the condition of the apartment. There is a lot of dust in the netting above the bed, dust and mold on the curtains around the bed and dust on the fabric artistry hung around the room. The dust my husband's sinus and we had a hard time. There aren't enough utensils (i.e. Spoons, forks and knives) and the utensils that are there some are rusting and not fit for use. There are termite droppings on the floor around the wooden cupboard area to hang clothing etc. The shower head may need to be cleaned as the water is not very powerful. There is also a missing window pane by second set of louvres after the bed in the kitchen area. It appears as though the apartment has not been occupied for quite some time. Our intention was to rent elsewhere however already made our full payment. We ended up leaving a night earlier. This apartment did not give us the experience we expected as we were very uncomfortable. We certainly would not be booking again.
Visited November 2016
Written 6 November 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SteveMeeus
SteveMeeus
We are very sorry that this guest was disappointed with Tadpoles. I, the owner am currently absent from the property and was unaware of its current state. I can assure all future guests that repairs are being undertaken and everything will be rectified shortly. If the guest had informed us of these issues on arrival, we would have given her a free upgrade to our other apartment.
Written 7 November 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SheilaBats
SheilaBats
Steyning, United Kingdom8 contributions
This bijou accommodation is ideal for couples, although the very very helpful owners, Steve and Rita, who live next door, kindly slotted in an extra bed for our daughter, whilst we waited to move into their larger accommodation, Toad Heights. The apartment has everything you need for self-catering and Steve and Rita could not have done more for us. The gardens are full of wildlife, being set back up the hillside from the bay and we loved waking to the sound of the chacharacas (cocricos) and spotting beautiful birds, lizards, toads and butterflies - there are even fireflies in the garden. This accommodation is a real bargain!
Visited March 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 17 March 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

SaltoftheEarth1980
SaltoftheEarth1980
Brooklyn, NY2 contributions
Perfect. This little gem greatly exceeded my expectations. Steps to the heart of the village and beautiful beaches. This adorable accomodation is set perfectly into the side of the mountain where you are surrounded by jungle, beautiful flowers and fruit trees. I saw the most amazing birds right from the yard every morning. Steve and Rita live right on the premesis and are very laid back and accommodating. I can't wait to return to tadpoles again!
Visited March 2014
Written 18 March 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-8 of 8
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Internet Access
Private Garden
Wi-Fi
Availability
M
T
W
T
F
S
S

January 2023

M
T
W
T
F
S
S
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5

February 2023

M
T
W
T
F
S
S
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
1
2
3
4
5
Map
+
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

Enter your trip dates to see an exact cancellation policy.

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

About this property

First, check the Availability tab on this page to see if your dates are available. If they are, contact the owner via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox to confirm availability.

Initially, you may contact the owner via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox. This inbox is created after you send your first message or booking request to the owner. After you've made your first payment, you'll be able to see the owner's contact information.

This owner will contact you via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox.

You can send another message via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox to ask if the property is still available.

For this property, please use a credit card to pay via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox. Once the owner approves your stay, he or she will send you a quote, which will include payment instructions.

Yes. Payments made via the Tripadvisor inbox are covered by our Peace of Mind Protection.

Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, Tripadvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
#FKN2223077406
Frequently Asked Questions about Tadpoles, Castara, Tobago.

Tadpoles, Castara, Tobago. is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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

Tadpoles, Castara, Tobago. has one bedroom available. See all property details.