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Ambassadors House, Windy Edge

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Overview
5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Windy Edge was designed and built by a former US ambassador to Japan and it is still known on the island as the Ambassador's House. Set on the top of Cinnamon Hill, it has sensational views over the Caribbean and Atlantic seas and catches the cooling breezes, unlike many coastal properties. It is a large well-designed home with high ceilings and ceiling fans, all the windows have adjustable aluminium louvred slats for security and are netted against insects. The whole house has recently been redecorated to a high standard throughout. It is a spacious high ceilinged house, with large airy living and dining rooms, it sleeps up to 10, having five double bedrooms. 3 of the bedrooms have en suite facilities 2 bedrooms share a bathroom, making 4 bathrooms in total. A wide veranda surrounds th...Windy Edge was designed and built by a former US ambassador to Japan and it is still known on the island as the Ambassador's House. Set on the top of Cinnamon Hill, it has sensational views over the Caribbean and Atlantic seas and catches the cooling breezes, unlike many coastal properties. It is a large well-designed home with high ceilings and ceiling fans, all the windows have adjustable aluminium louvred slats for security and are netted against insects. The whole house has recently been redecorated to a high standard throughout. It is a spacious high ceilinged house, with large airy living and dining rooms, it sleeps up to 10, having five double bedrooms. 3 of the bedrooms have en suite facilities 2 bedrooms share a bathroom, making 4 bathrooms in total. A wide veranda surrounds the house with extensive al fresco dining area, barbecue, comfortable seating areas, and table tennis. The house stands in 2.5 acres of mature grounds with many tropical fruit trees for guests to enjoy and a good-sized pool (16'x32') which is serviced 3 times a week. 6-day maid service with cooking/babysitting if required. Gardens are well-maintained, safe for children and toddlers, and are home to many varieties of exotic birds and butterflies. Beaches, restaurents and shops are all within easy reach. The Ambassador's House was built on the site of the original plantation house for the Concordia Estate, a large estate producing cocoa and sugar. Many fragments of European china have been found in the ground around the house and these have been dated to around 1850 indicating that the plantation manager who came from Scotland had his own china shipped from home. Some of the fruit trees date back to the 1960s and are interesting varieties rarely seen nowadays, others have been planted by the owner who is a keen gardener. For anyone interested in plants or birds this place is a source of endless joy. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please do not remove fruit from the property, it is there for to be consumed by guests during their stay.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 3 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Charlotte K
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:60%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:October 2007
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed over new year 2018 for a week and really enjoyed the house, pool and gardens. Booking was easy and we would recommend this as an excellent place to stay for self catering in Tobago.

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank shuggyman
charlotteintobago, VR Owner at Ambassadors House, Windy Edge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for your kind review, I am so glad you enjoyed your New Year holiday. You are welcome to return.

Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is a spectacular spot. Really spectacular. Up in the hills behind Scarborough in its own substantial grounds, this is a house built in the traditional style. "Corridors" (verandas) on the outside are open to the view and the breeze and give loads of space...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank wydtar
charlotteintobago, VR Owner at Ambassadors House, Windy Edge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review, we hope you will come back sometime.

Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

My family and I stayed here during our vacation and it was just a wonderful experience. The time off from the busyness of our daily routines was definitely needed. I took advantage of this beautiful place and breathed in clean air while enjoying nature and...More

Date of stay: June 2016
2  Thank Nelly A
charlotteintobago, VR Owner at Ambassadors House, Windy Edge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

Thank you for your review I am so glad you had a lovely stay

Reviewed 19 September 2015

I visit Tobago regularly for several months at a time and use budget accommodation in Store Bay. However, I like to escape the busy and noise polluted southern tip of the island and stay for a few days at Ambassador's House which is also known...More

Date of stay: September 2015
1  Thank kajado
charlotteintobago, VR Owner at Ambassadors House, Windy Edge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review and I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay

Reviewed 23 June 2014

had a great time .for a place without ac it was very cool we didn't even miss the ac the house keeper was very friendly and nice she even call after we check out to make sure we bored the boat and everything was good...More

Date of stay: June 2014
1  Thank devons421
charlotteintobago, VR Owner at Ambassadors House, Windy Edge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

Happy to have such nice guests, come back again please

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A FlipKey verified reviewer
London
Reviewed 2 May 2014

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Date of stay: March 2014
charlotteintobago, VR Owner at Ambassadors House, Windy Edge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Trinidad
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

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Date of stay: August 2013
charlotteintobago, VR Owner at Ambassadors House, Windy Edge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Our time in Tobago was enriched by our stay at Windy Edge. We were six adults, and all of us had plenty of space to walk, swim and sleep. Lesley Ann is a superb cook, and she introduced most of us to Carribean cuisine. It...More

Date of stay: March 2013
1  Thank artzmaker
charlotteintobago, VR Owner at Ambassadors House, Windy Edge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

Thank you for your review I am so glad you had a lovely stay

Reviewed 4 March 2013

We held our wedding and cocktail reception on November 17th at the villa and we had a beautiful experience with friends and family. The house is spacious and very nature friendly, which was lovely for the occasion. Also the view from the Villa on Tobago...More

Date of stay: November 2012
Thank LizannRAOUL
charlotteintobago, VR Owner at Ambassadors House, Windy Edge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2013

Thank you for your lovely response, it was a pleasure to have your wedding at our house.

Reviewed 10 January 2013

Windy Edge is a sizeable single storey house set at a high elevation on Tobago. The house has a spectacular large garden with a nice swimming pool. The property has far reaching views to the sea. We have stayed three times and thoroughly enjoyed our...More

Date of stay: January 2013
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fax
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Good Nightlife
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
The area known as Concordia used to be a large cocoa estate in the old plantation days. Now it is a pleasant residential area in the hills about ten minutes from the nearest beach, Little Bacolet Bay. Ambassador's House lies up a drive just off the road across the island to the northern Caribbean coast, where you will find many beautiful beaches, some with small bars, some by a small fishing village. The main town of Tobago, Scarborough is down the hill about a 10-minute drive away. It has a vibrant market and banks, pharmacies, supermarket and post office. A variety of activities and trips are available; rain forest hikes, birdwatching, deep-sea fishing, scuba-diving, snorkeling, sailing, golf and swimming. Restaurents are located all over the island and very accessible from the house,...
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