Located between Port of Spain and the Piarco International Airport, my apartment is an ideal location for tourists eager to get a flavour for Trinidad's sights and culture. The apartment has a private room including a queen size bed and an ensuite bathroom.
With views of the northern mountain range and the warm Caribbean breeze, this apartment has everything you need for a comfortable stay in Trinidad. Guests have the privacy of their own bathroom and shower, a comfortable bed and ample storage space.
The open concept living space includes a sitting area, TV, small desk, breakfast counter, and full kitchen. Guests are invited to share this area. The University of the West Indies campus is less than a 5 minutes walk and is a perfect area to jog or stroll. Supermarkets, restaurants and shops are easily accessible within 10 minutes. The sights and night life of Port of Spain and the airport are both only a 25 minute drive.
Interaction with Guests
I am an avid traveller myself and enjoy showing visitors my country. As I work in Port of Spain, I am happy to offer a ride into the city on my way to and from work, and of course share tips on the best foods to try and places to visit.
Addition: For larger groups, for example two couples or 4 friends, the whole apartment (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and common space) could be rented. Please email me for more details.
The apartment is clean, comfortable and roomy. Its very convenient to UWI. We didn't meet Garth but he arranged for a friend to meet us and let us into the apartment. Our only complaint was with the roosters next door that crowed through most of the night.
We enjoyed staying at Garth's place. He is a very good host - he helps you around in the city whenever it's possible in his own car, and is very concerned about his guests feeling at home. He will help you to decide what's important to see, where to go out and what to be aware of in the city. The apartment is situated a bit outside Port of Spain, so you need either public transport - or a ride from Garth. The room has a double bed, a fan, internet and a separate bathroom. The apartment is close to different shopping possibilities.
I stayed with Garth for about 4 weeks as I was doing research at UWI. His apartment is very convenient to UWI (just a walk down the road), and is within easy walking distance to the St. Augustine Massy Store, fruit and veg stores, and the main road to catch a Maxi into POS. Garth also checked in regularly to see if I needed anything, and was always quick to clear anything up. As others have said, Garth is a great host: considerate and generous.
He often was out, which meant that I had the place to myself, which was great! But I'd echo what someone else said in that this place is no frills. The mosquitoes can also be a bother from time to time. In the end though, Garth's place was affordable, safe, and all-in-all a good deal. I can't really ask for more!
Garth was a great host and went above and beyond. He taxied me to and from airport, because I was too worried that the taxi services there wouldn't be available so late the night I arrived and so early when I left the following morning. I hope to visit Trini for a long weekend sometime soon and I will definitely look to Garth for a place or at least someone to lime with. Thank you so much for the generous hospitality.
Garth made me feel very welcome. And he helped me out of a jam before we even met...I owe him! He is easy-going and respectful.
If your needs are simple and basic, then this place may be for you. I recommend using the mosquito net on the bed and the portable fan in the room.
There is a market and a few stores within walking distance from the room to buy food, groceries, dvds, etc. You can also walk to the University if you want to engage in soccer, tennis, and running.
Thank you Garth for your hospitality. Hope to meet you again.
It was a great experience staying outside of an hotel, Garth was a great host making me feel welcome and safe. It was like staying with an extended family member. Thanks for hosting me Garth and I look forward to hanging with you sometime in the near future.
Great experience with Garth. Always answering my questions right away, he was away but he made sure I got the key when I arrived. The apartment is 10 minutes max from the airport, the bed is comfortable and the neighborhood is right next to the university. I only stayed for one night but it was a great experience.
Having lived abroad and travelled to many countries, I have always valued the chance to have a local experience during my travels and am thankful for those that have helped me along the way. In return I enjoy doing the same for others when they visit my home country.
A Trini native, I am happy to share with you the in's and out's of my country from politics, carnival and cricket to local cuisine and night life.