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Castara Roundhouse Tobago - Oceanview apartment 1 br, Paradise awaits you

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A fresh new look for Oceanview. The window to the right belongs to bedroom 2 also with a sea view.
Great sea views from inside and outside Oceanview
Large balcony in the process of having a new design spindle and handrail for better sea view.
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
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Oceanview is a beautifully finished, private self-contained, self-catering apartment with a balcony, occupying half the lower level of Roundhouse, Castara with a spectacular seaview. Every effort has been made by the owner to ensure home from home comfort. This apartment can also be rented as a 2 bedroom on a separate listing 9079050. . The stunning sea view from the property is perhaps one of the most photographed in Castara. Sitting on the balcony at sundown, drink of choice in hand, one begins to understand why. Be prepared for visits from a variety of birds including humming birds and keep a watch out for iguanas and aguti. The sunsets are frequently beyond spectacular. Defiantly positioned on the hill overlooking Little Bay, the mostly wood, green roofed OCTAGONAL structure m... Oceanview is a beautifully finished, private self-contained, self-catering apartment with a balcony, occupying half the lower level of Roundhouse, Castara with a spectacular seaview. Every effort has been made by the owner to ensure home from home comfort. This apartment can also be rented as a 2 bedroom on a separate listing 9079050. . The stunning sea view from the property is perhaps one of the most photographed in Castara. Sitting on the balcony at sundown, drink of choice in hand, one begins to understand why. Be prepared for visits from a variety of birds including humming birds and keep a watch out for iguanas and aguti. The sunsets are frequently beyond spectacular. Defiantly positioned on the hill overlooking Little Bay, the mostly wood, green roofed OCTAGONAL structure makes no attempt to compete with nature but rather to sit sympathetically and comfortably within. Swimming and snorkelling at Little Bay is a mere 2 minute walk away and the restaurant is open most days for lunch and evening meals. Oceanview is a good quality sizeable apartment and enjoys sea views from within the apartment. All fixtures and fittings are bespoke and local ethically sourced wood was used by the joiner as far as possible. The apartment is attractively vented to ensure fresh air flow and two ceiling fans and 2 floor fans are provided to keep the apartment cool. The bed has an attractive mosquito nets and the top quality orthopaedic mattresse ensures a good night’s sleep. The fitted kitchen is extremely well equipped with good quality cookware and utencils.. Hot and cold water is provided. Its worthwhile to take the time to read all the information on this site, particularly the Booking Terms and Conditions. Please also note that this agent charges both you and the owner a booking fee as mentioned in their terms and conditions. This is included in the quote you receive. Please note. Although the booking terms state no refunds of monies paid if cancelling, every endeavour will be made to fill the vacancy at which time your money minus booking fees will be duly refunded. If you decide to stay in Oceanview, may I give you the following advice. 1. Make sure you can get your flight prior to booking the apartment 2. If possible, fly to ANR Airport Tobago and not Trinidad's Piarco airport 3. If you do book to land in Trinidad, please make sure you book the onward flight to Tobago at the same time (Caribbean airlines). It is a very busy inter islands service and therefore a flight to Tobago cannot be guaranteed on the day of arrival unless booked in advance. 4. Keep the name, address and phone number of the apartment with your passport as Immigration will need to write this down. 5. If you plan to fly to Trinidad and come to Tobago by ferry, please make sure there are no public holidays around the time required as a ticket cannot be guaranteed and could result in waiting for a standby for a few hours at Port of Spain ferry port which is a little soul destroying. Additionally, if a ferry breaks down the same can happen. STOP PRESS. iT IS NOW POSSIBLE TO BOOK THE FERRY ONLINE. Disclaimer. I am in no way responsible for travel arrangements and can only offer advice when asked. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Its fine to smoke on the balcony, just not in the apartment for health and safety reasons. If there are any breakages, please tell me or replace with same. Thanks
Bathrooms
1 Shower
Meet the host
jenny d
Hosting since June 2015
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsHi, I live above the apartment which I assure you is so well soundproofed that its not a problem for either myself or my guests. I like to achieve a good balance of interaction with my guests. I am there if needed, happy to have a chat if desired, but on the whole allow my guests to feel free and unencumbered to enjoy their stay in Oceanview and do their own thing. So far, my guests have very much appreciated this. Jenny
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Jet44012231636
Jet44012231636
1 contribution
We have just stayed for 2 weeks at the Castara Roundhouse. The owner Jenny is the best host ever and has provided the perfect level of practicality and comfort . She was at hand if we needed any questions answered yet very discreet. I would recommend Ocean View to anybody who wants to chill out and get into the Tobago vibe. You won't be disappointed. Oh, and if you like fish don't forget to pay a visit to the fishermen in the early evening to get your fresh fish for supper. Great sea view and constant gentle sounds of the waves.
Visited January 2023
Written 30 January 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Hanna2099
Hanna2099
Brussels, Belgium6 contributions
Oceanview Roundhouse appartement is a dream of all the travellers become true. Arranged with taste and generosity, a perfect view on the ocean and a lovely host. We’ve enjoyed every moment we’ve spent there.
Visited March 2019
Written 28 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour600129
GrandTour600129
Hi Hanna and Yves, Thank you for your very positive review. It was a pleasure to host you and I look forwards to meeting you again in the not too distant future. Best wishes Jenny
Written 31 March 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

alibaba105
alibaba105
Halifax, United Kingdom114 contributions
A really nice apartment in a convenient position for the village yet surrounded by wildlife.The owner is very pleasant and helpful but unobtrusive. We loved our stay and hope to return
Visited January 2019
Written 28 January 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour600129
GrandTour600129
I really enjoyed having Alan, Anne and Dan as guests in Oceanview apartment. Such fun and so good at mixing in with the local people and culture. I hope to see them in Castara again and I'm sure the local friends they've made would too.
Written 11 February 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jean2608
jean2608
Istres, France39 contributions
Nous avons passé un superbe séjour. Castara est un endroit magnifique, magique et surtout préservé. Les gens sont adorables. Le logement de Jenny est impeccable et très bien placé. Jenny est une hôtesse à la fois discrète et attentionnée. Nous recommandons cet endroit.
Visited July 2018
Written 29 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour600129
GrandTour600129
Merci beaucoup mes amies.
Written 1 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dr. Andreas K
Dr. Andreas K
Nieder-Olm, Germany187 contributions
Great location in a nice small village, one hour from the airport. The apartment is located 100 m uphill from Castara little bay, where you can snorkel and see many colorful corals and fishes. The apartment has a nice standard with very good beds with mosquito nets, a functional kitchen and a number of fans. The only shortcoming is the lack of air conditioning that makes cooking and initially sleeping a challenge. On the other hand you get rather quickly used to the heat. The best is the terrace with the eating table and some relax chairs. The bird feeder is visited by many humming birds and other birds during the day and sweet little bats during the night. Geckos and lizards (iguana), cats and dogs visited us there. Free chicken and cocks make for a spectacular morning, but also many other birds can be heard and seen. Neighbor Hazel makes homemade bread to order, which is many times better than all the junk you can buy at the supermarkets. Jenny is a fantastic, polite and knowledgeable host that helped us with many questions and even got us a lift to Pigeon Point and back, including a nice west coast tour and collection of tasty mangoes. We will never forget her! If you are determined to visit Tobago, Jenny’s roundhouse is the place to stay!
Visited July 2018
Written 16 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour600129
GrandTour600129
Thank you very much for your positive review. It would be a pleasure to host you again. Best wishes to you all Jenny
Written 22 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

traveler198635
traveler198635
Bad Kreuznach, Germany8 contributions
Jenny is a fabulous host with a social conscience and connections with the community. The apartment is beautifully decorated and very pleasant. Everything is first rate. The view is spectacular and the beach is just a short walk through the charming and authentic town of Castara. Sitting out on the terrace mornings and evenings was unforgettable. We were looking for a place that was not at all touristy but still comfortable with lots of character in a good location. After looking extensively for such a place on the island, I am convinced that it is one of a kind.
Visited April 2018
Written 20 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour600129
GrandTour600129
Thank you so much for your perfect review. Its always a pleasure to know that my guests enjoyed the accommodation and indeed Castara. It would be lovely to meet you again some some in the future. Miguel is almost healed and chills with me most of the time, a mummy's boy for sure. Best wishes to you all
Written 21 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dorinda1960
Dorinda1960
Prince George, Canada3 contributions
We've been back home a week and are still searching for the words to describe how wonderful the eight days we spent in Castara were. We felt at home immediately, Jenny welcomed us like old friends, showed us around the apartment and answered all the questions we had. The Roundhouse apartment was exactly what we were looking for, clean with a great outdoor area and all the comforts of home. The kitchen is well equipped and we loved sitting on the deck with our coffee and the fresh bread each morning, ask Jenny where to get the bread. Castara village is authentic, no large chain hotels, the locals friendly, the beaches uncrowded and relaxing. There is good snorkling at little Castara Bay just down the hill from Jenny's place. The restaurants can get a little pricey but the experience of sitting in paradise watching the world slowly go by is hard to put a price tag on. For a sleepy village there always seems to be something going on, from beach bonfires, pan music, drumming, we even enjoyed watching the local kids play soccer in the evening. One thing you shouldn't miss is a dip in the pool at the base of a small waterfall near the soccer field. All sorts of tours are easily available at Little Castara Bay and you can rent a car there to explore the island further. Eight days flew by, we'd love to return to Tobago and when we do we will stay again at the Castara Roundhouse. Jenny, thanks for complementing a perfect holiday.
Visited March 2018
Written 8 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour600129
GrandTour600129
Dorinda it was an absolute pleasure to welcome you to Castara and to my apartment. It always gives me great pleasure to hear that my guests have had a great holiday and that Oceanview played a part in that. I really do hope you'll be back some time. My very best wishes to you and the family.
Written 9 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

goCaspian
goCaspian
27 contributions
Beautiful, peaceful, spotlessly clean and comfy. Bed was ver comfortable. Beautiful plants and flowers. Jenny’s round house cottage/ apartment was the perfect choice for us after having traveled in Guyana we wanted to relax for a few days. We are so happy we chose this home in Castara Bay. Buying fish was a challenge, we were either too late or too early. We never succeeded to buy fresh fish. We saw many bird species. I will post photos later when we get home. The views are wonderful. Bring ear plugs if you are sensitive to noise. The roosters start early and sometimes the music can be loud at times but not frequently. The couple of small suggestion I might make would be to provide a little table or stand in front the couch to be able to place a a notebook, a plate, or a cup of tea or iPhone or camera on it. I used the little cooler which worked. By the way it was so nice to have that cooler to take lunches with us because food stands were not plentiful. And a small shelf in the bathroom would be handy too. Jenny has been a thoughtful and gracious host and she made our trip vey comfortable. The walk to the little bay is short and steep so if you have serious mobility issues you might find it difficult to manat it otherwise a little uphill walking is good for you😁. The directions to house are great and we had no problems finding it. The roads are narrow and windy with no sidewalks so so be careful walking around the blind turns for oncoming traffic. We highly recommend Oceanview Castara round house apartment. You will find it quit comfortable and lovely and relaxing. I will recommend it to all my birding friends too.
Visited March 2018
Written 12 March 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour600129
GrandTour600129
Thank you Goly for the review and positive comments. ,I do hope you return at some point in the future. Very best wishes.
Written 17 March 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tracy C
Tracy C
Marsden, United Kingdom19 contributions
We stayed at Jenny's roundhouse for two weeks over Christmas and New year. The place is awesome. We spent hours sitting on the veranda being entertained by the friendly banaquits and hummingbirds. We were also visited by lots of other beautiful birds as well as lizards and an agouti! It is no exaggeration that you do feel like you are in paradise with the stunning flora and fauna surrounding you. The house has all you need for a very comfortable stay with huge shower room and fully kitted kitchen. Comfy beds too! I can highly recommend this place.
Visited December 2017
Written 29 December 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour600129
GrandTour600129
Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm very happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future.
Written 15 February 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

556stuart
556stuart
Cambridge, Canada2 contributions
Jenny's place was incredible. Had the most breathtaking view and the village of Castara is a incredible place with the most wonderful people. We always felt safe and the boat house bar is a great place to meet people. Make sure you go there on a wednesday for Drum night. Be sure to buy some fresh baked bread in the village clay oven
Visited November 2017
Written 6 December 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
GrandTour600129
GrandTour600129
Thank you for your kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday
Written 15 February 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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About the neighbourhood
Oceanview, Roundhouse is well positioned in the village with a a variety of small shops,a large supermarket in the village centre.. Everything is within working distance. Castara Village is small in size but big in heart. It can be described as mainly quiet with times when the music might be loud. The national past-time of liming (hanging out) is taken seriously. It boasts cafes, bars and restaurants. There are often village events and everyThursday there is a bonfire night party on the big beach . We are fortunate to have a river leading to waterfalls, also walkable distance. Castara is safe to walk around night and is equally suitable to the very young and not so young and all ages between.
Getting around
There is a bus service from Castara into Scarborough. It runs every 2 hours but the times are not always reliable. Ask me for assistance if you would like to give it a try. .Also, for a pre-agreed price a local will drive you to where you wish to go and either travel around with you or collect you at a set time and bring you back to Castara. Other ways are to join a larger island tour, book an island tour for your party alone, hire a car and driver and customize your own tour or hire a car for the day.Jenny will give you the info once you are at Oceanview.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castara Roundhouse Tobago - Oceanview apartment 1 br, Paradise awaits you

Castara Roundhouse Tobago - Oceanview apartment 1 br, Paradise awaits you is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Castara Roundhouse Tobago - Oceanview apartment 1 br, Paradise awaits you has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Castara Roundhouse Tobago - Oceanview apartment 1 br, Paradise awaits you has one bedroom available. See all property details.