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Carpe Diem Villa: Sunset 2: Self catering Studio

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What a view-just perfect for Al fresco dining, bird watching & sunsets!
Sea Views from the Balcony
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
5 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Sunset 2 is a bright & airy self catering studio apartment set in the heart of the fishing village of Castara. Just a short walk from either of the 2 beaches The studio has Caribbean sea views from the queen size double bed & most days you hear the waves kiss the shore! The balcony is perfect for Alfresco dining, bird watching & sunsets The studio has a 4 burner Saffire stove with grill, large fridge freezer, juicer + crockery & cutlery for 4 There is a separate single bed or Graco child's cot that can be requested at no extra cost for a third person or child We built our house on the hillside overlooking Castara bay to enjoy the view & is now planted up & surrounded by flowers, plants & fruit trees so it blends in well with the forest that surrounds it. Panday our gardener will give you...Sunset 2 is a bright & airy self catering studio apartment set in the heart of the fishing village of Castara. Just a short walk from either of the 2 beaches The studio has Caribbean sea views from the queen size double bed & most days you hear the waves kiss the shore! The balcony is perfect for Alfresco dining, bird watching & sunsets The studio has a 4 burner Saffire stove with grill, large fridge freezer, juicer + crockery & cutlery for 4 There is a separate single bed or Graco child's cot that can be requested at no extra cost for a third person or child We built our house on the hillside overlooking Castara bay to enjoy the view & is now planted up & surrounded by flowers, plants & fruit trees so it blends in well with the forest that surrounds it. Panday our gardener will give you bunches of bananas/ mangoes when in season for you to eat & enjoy. There are also herbs to be picked to add to your cooking.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please let us know the ages of your children as the apartments may not be suitable for younger/toddler ones due to the steps & open style balconies. We have a Graco cot that you can request for babies
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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Meet the host
Christopher and Yvonne R
Hosting since September 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsUpon arrival you will be met by ourselves or our housekeeper Rachael who lives nearby. We will hand over the keys, give you the wi-fi code & answer any Qs that you might have. We enjoy meeting our guests-sharing a beer or two & like to make everyone feel at home. When we have fresh fish we often invite guests to join us for an evening meal around sunset-Its a good way to meet people & to make new friends & watch the sun go down! We are also very active directors of the Castara Tourism Development Association which does a lot for the improvement of the infrastructure & development of the village as a very eco friendly destination for visitors & villagers alike.
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Louise
Louise
Split, Croatia2 contributions
We absolutely loved our stay at Carpe Diem. The studio was spotlessly clean and well equipped, and we were very well looked after by Carolyn the housekeeper and Panday the driver, who in addition to checking we had everything we need, were a really helpful source of tips and advice and where to go and what to see. We absolutely loved waking up to birdsong, the sounds of the village and the view across the bay from the secluded terrace (which you can enjoy from the comfy bed!). And we loved watching the amazing tropical birds that fed on the terrace - our hosts thoughtfully provided a guide which we really enjoyed using to identify them all. Yvonne and Chris were really helpful hosts, communicating very promptly and providing us with all sorts of useful info before our trip. And Castara itself was a wonderful place - unspoilt, beautiful, friendly and small enough to navigate very easily but with plenty to keep us entertained and good options for eating out or staying in. I could not recommend Castara and Carpe Diem more highly.
Visited March 2019
Written 12 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We are so pleased that you both enjoyed your holiday & stay at Carpe Diem & took the time to let others know!! We are so lucky with our location -its easy to relax & let the day unfold as you breakfast on the balcony watching the birds & view. Then its just a few minutes short stroll to either beach & all that the village has to offer..... It was great that Panday & Carolyn were there & accommodating in our absence -we hope to get to meet you next time around !
Written 13 March 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

YorkshireHelen
YorkshireHelen
Leeds, United Kingdom72 contributions
Another return visit to Carpe Diem so that should tell you how special this place is. Wake up in the morning to spectacular views from your bed. In the evening it's lovely to watch the bird/wild life from the terrace with a G&T. So handy a location as you feel like you're in the rain forest but are just a few minutes' walk from the beach and local restaurants. Yvonne and Chris (Prof) are helpful but not intrusive. This year we hired a car to check out the rest of Tobago but are now happy we've found the perfect place!
Visited February 2018
Written 21 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
So glad that you both enjoyed your return trip & stay with us & that this time you spent a little time site seeing. We feel sure that we will see you again in the not to distance future. Best wishes Chris & Yvonne
Written 7 March 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

YorkshireHelen
YorkshireHelen
Leeds, United Kingdom72 contributions
We've just returned from our stay and are already planning our next trip so I think that says it all. We rented both apartments which were really well equipped but we didn't self-cater - to be honest we were so relaxed it was just easier to eat out. We arrived to a pre-ordered pizza on the beach thanks to Yvonne and Chris, a few beers and our holiday was off to a great start. Castara is beautiful and the people are just so friendly and welcoming and Carpe Diem is in a lovely location - the views are amazing and it's a short walk down to the beach or the village. I will try to add some photos but really, they can't do justice to how lovely this place is. Look forward to being back in 2018!
Visited February 2017
Written 4 March 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Great guests who really got into the true spirit that is Castara! They were only here a week but managed to do so much and did not want to leave. We look forward to seeing them again for a longer stay next year (as long as Helen brings us more of that delicious Wensleydale and Swallowdale cheese!).
Written 5 March 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Meander622004
Meander622004
1 contribution
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks in this clean and spacious apartment. Breakfast on the balcony was usually watched by, sometimes shared with, a host of tropical birds. Our hosts, Chris and Yvonne were exceptionally helpful with local knowledge and tips, both before and during our stay. Castara was friendly and fairly quiet as the high season hadn't started, with superb snorkelling and empty beaches. An extra storage cupboard in the apartment would have been useful and it took a few days to find the most effective positions for the fans, but we had a magical time and would happily return.
Visited November 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 6 December 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to participate in your sister-in-law's wedding on the beach ! It was lovely to meet you both and look forward to seeing you again in the not too distance future.
Written 7 December 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
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Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Ocean Views
Safe
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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About the neighbourhood
Castara is a small friendly working fishing village on the Caribbean side of Tobago & on the edge of the Rain forest. We have 2 sandy beaches, a waterfall, forest walks & several small shops, bars & restaurants all within a short walk. Castara is centrally located so it is easy to take day trips to places such as Englishman's bay, Charlottesville & Speyside. Either drive yourself or hire a car & driver for the day Or take a Boat tour that includes snorkeling, beach BBQ & swim in the famous Nylon Pool-its a great day out & something that we do on a regular bases! Englishman's bay-if you walk is approx 1.10mins away. Go there for lunch at Miss Eula's -do visit - the scenery is breathtaking!
Getting around
Everything in the village is just a short walk away. You can choose to rent a car for all or part of your stay or why not hire a driver & car for a day or half day. That way you can sit back, watch the scenery & get local information on the places that you visit...!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carpe Diem Villa: Sunset 2: Self catering Studio

Carpe Diem Villa: Sunset 2: Self catering Studio is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

Carpe Diem Villa: Sunset 2: Self catering Studio has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Carpe Diem Villa: Sunset 2: Self catering Studio has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Carpe Diem Villa: Sunset 2: Self catering Studio must last at least 5 nights. See all property details.