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    Castara Holiday Apartment, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean

    Villa Carpe Diem, Beautifull villa overlooking Castara Bay

    From
    $1,050
    per week

    • Villa Carpe Diem, Sunset from the balcony at Carpe Diem, Image 1

      Sunset from the balcony at Carpe Diem  (1/16)

    • Villa Carpe Diem, Carpe Diem view from the path up to the house, Image 2

      Carpe Diem view from the path up to the house  (2/16)

    • Villa Carpe Diem, 50foot balcony where we always eat!, Image 3

      50foot balcony where we always eat!  (3/16)

    • Villa Carpe Diem, 'Our Place living room with sofa bed, Image 4

      'Our Place living room with sofa bed  (4/16)

    • Villa Carpe Diem, Suite 2 upstairs, Image 5

      Suite 2 upstairs  (5/16)

    • Villa Carpe Diem, Suite 1 upstairs, Image 6

      Suite 1 upstairs  (6/16)

    • Villa Carpe Diem, One of the upstairs ensuite bathrooms, Image 7

      One of the upstairs ensuite bathrooms  (7/16)

    • Villa Carpe Diem, View from the studio balcony, as 'Our Place'!, Image 8

      View from the studio balcony, as 'Our Place'!  (8/16)

    • Villa Carpe Diem, Studio looking out, Image 9

      Studio looking out  (9/16)

    • Villa Carpe Diem, View from the bed in Studio 1, Image 10

      View from the bed in Studio 1  (10/16)

    • Villa Carpe Diem, Red cedar beds with cotton canopy, Image 11

      Red cedar beds with cotton canopy  (11/16)

    • Villa Carpe Diem, Pick your own bananas from the Studios, Image 12

      Pick your own bananas from the Studios  (12/16)

    • Villa Carpe Diem, Just one more sunset?, Image 13

      Just one more sunset?  (13/16)

    • Villa Carpe Diem, Well maybe one more .............., Image 14

      Well maybe one more ..............  (14/16)

    • Villa Carpe Diem, Carpe Diem is the one with the green roof., Image 15

      Carpe Diem is the one with the green roof.  (15/16)

    • Villa Carpe Diem, Castara beach on a busy day........., Image 16

      Castara beach on a busy day.........  (16/16)

    Villa Carpe Diem

    Apartment Ref: 01682

    • Sleeps 6
    • Self Catering
    • 2 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • No Pets
    • Spectacular views
      Safe beach 100yds
      Great snorkling
    • Car not essential
      Changeover
      Flexible

    Nearest Airport: Crown Point (12miles)

    Description

    We built the house 2 years ago for us to live in when on island. The 2 ensuite bedroom apartment is 'Our Place' and so is very homely. It is all wood construction (local) with very high ceilings.

    All the doors open out on to a deep balcony which runs the full length of the house. This is where we spend most of our time.
    The ensuite studios are bright and airy with high ceilings and tiled floors with 2 sets of double doors opening out onto a balcony which is perfect for eating alfresco..

    The sea and the sunsets can be seen from the beds in all the rooms!
    In the garden there are plenty of banana plants, mango trees and we are gradually landscaping and planting more exotic flowering plants and bushes as and when we can. It was virgin forest before we built and so we get a lot of birds visiting us. The lower balcony is especially good for star gazing.

    At all times we have use locally sourced materials and local craftsmen and labour. Almost every man and boy in the village has worked on our house at sometime or other.

    We are still adding to the house and making improvements as we feel the need to. No rushing things in the Caribbean.
    We have just, June 09, constructed an outside bbq area in the shade of a huge banana plant by the side of the house for all our guests and us to share. With great fresh fish everyday and local produce it will be used all the time I think.

    The idea was for us to have a house to live in and share with friends and family. Then other people asked about coming to stay so then we have an income as well, perfect.

    So far it is working out just fine and all who have stayed there have fallen in love with the village, it's people and the house which is very satisfying..We love it and hope you will as well.

    Location of holiday rental in Castara, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

    Holiday Type: Beach, Rural
    Local Activities: Swimming/Watersports, Walking, Fishing
    Nearest Airport: Crown Point
    Port of Spain Trinidad
    12miles
    30miles
    Nearest Ferry Port: Scarborough 10miles
    Nearest Bus Station: Bus stop 200m
    Nearest Beach: 100m
    Nearest Pub/Restaurant: D'Lime or Codrington's 150m

    Location description

    Castara is not a resort!
    It is a small quiet fishing village where people can relax and enjoy the beach and life in the village. The sandy palm tree fringed beach has lifeguards during the day and is very good for swimming and snorkling, beach fishing and doing as little or as much as you feel like. No beach hustlers!
    The next beach up the coast is the undeveloped Englishmans Bay straight out of Robinson Crusoe!

    Other activities

    Swimming, snorkling, scuba, rainforest walks, birdwatching, Turtle watching in season, boat trips and of course liming!
    NO jetskis or similar noisy activities! Good anchorage for sail boats. No fuelling up facilities

    Local events

    Fishermans festival, harvest festivals, boat race.
    A micro brewery making English bitter and a pilsner is about to start production behind the beach. It all just gets better and better.

    Tourist attractions

    Quiet unspoilt fishing village on the edge of the rainforest. Small waterfall for a cold dip 15 minute walk up a small stream.
    No poisonous snakes, spiders etc.

    Directions

    45 minutes by taxi from the airport. Fixed rate $250TT/$42USD.
    Taylor's Car Rental, Alibabas or Ancle George in the village or several others at the airport. You can pick up your car at the airport
    We can arrange pick up or car hire..
    There is only one road up the West coast so if the sea is on your left you are going in the right direction!
    There is a regular cheap bus service to Scarborough.

    Accommodation, Facilities and Services

    Suitability: No Smoking, No Pets
    General: Electric Fan/s, Telephone, Hairdryer
    Never felt the need for A/c. Louvered wooden shutters and a breeze blowing is much heathier!
    Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
    2 Double/s with ensuite, 1 Sofabed/s, 1 Cot/s
    Bathrooms: 2 Bathroom/s
    2 Shower/s, 2 Wash basin/s, 2 Toilets/s
    Lounge: Seating for 6 people
    Books/Magazines, Selection of Films
    Broadband promised by phone co but so far no. I use a 3G plug in for my laptop and there is a 'house' printer..
    Dining Area: Seating for 4 people
    Each apartment has it's own cooking and dining areas. Most people dine on the balcony.
    Kitchen/Utility: Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Washing machine, Ironing board, Iron
    Each kitchen is fully equipped.
    Outdoors: BBQ, Shared garden, Balcony, Terrace, Sunloungers, Patio table, Patio chairs
    Access: Car not essential, Stairs
    There is a good path up from the road, but the view makes it all worthwhile!
    Services: Linen provided, Towels provided
    We provide a change of linen/towels etc and seperate beach towels.
    Meals: Self catering but a cook can be arranged for special occaissions.
    Facilities in each room: Ensuite, Tea/Coffee making , Cooking Facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer
    Shared washing machine. Most people carry an iPod or laptop these days.

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    Rates

    Price quoted in £ Sterling
    Period Weekly Minimum Stay
    'Our Place' 2 bedroom apt. High season $1,4007 Days
    'Our Place' 2 bedroom apt. Low season $1,0507 Days
    Studio apartments also available --

    Please Note: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion. Currency conversions are not guaranteed to be accurate.

    Deposit/Booking Notes

    50% deposit, balance before travel. Paypal, bank transfer/cheques (UK).
    Confirmation only after funds clear.

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    Owner Details

    Contact Christopher Runciman

    Owner Name:
    Chris

    Property Ref:
    01682

    Languages Spoken:
    English

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone:
    ++44(0)1932848831

    Secondary Telephone:
    ++44(0)7785347924

    Owner joined website:
    8 June 2009

    Property listed since:
    11 June 2009

    Link to owners website:
    www.castara.net

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    Owner Details

    Contact Christopher Runciman

    Owner Name: Chris

    Property Ref: 01682

    Languages Spoken: English

    Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone: ++44(0)1932848831

    Secondary Telephone: ++44(0)7785347924

    Owner joined website: 8 June 2009

    Property listed since: 11 June 2009

    Link to owners website: www.castara.net

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    Villa Carpe Diem

    Apartment Ref: 01682

    • Sleeps 6
    • Self Catering
    • 2 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • No Pets
    • Spectacular views
      Safe beach 100yds
      Great snorkling
    • Car not essential
      Changeover
      Flexible

    Nearest Airport: Crown Point (12miles)

    From
    $1,050
    per week

    Owner Details

    Owner Name:
    Chris

    Property Ref:
    01682

    Languages Spoken:
    English

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone:
    ++44(0)1932848831

    Secondary Telephone:
    ++44(0)7785347924

    Owner joined website:
    8 June 2009

    Property listed since:
    11 June 2009

    Link to owners website:
    www.castara.net

    Please mention theholidaylet.com and be aware of time differences if making contact by phone.

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