Enjoying a Carib poolsideAlfresco dining is offered upon request


Entire home/apt

16 Guests

7 Bedrooms

16 Beds


Entire home/apt

16 Guests

7 Bedrooms

16 Beds

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About this listing

The space

D'Lime Inn welcomes you to Trinidad and brings the rich culture of this land to you. Clyde and Cathy George are your hosts. Clyde is a world renowned jazz steelpan performer, teacher, arranger and composer. Cathy is a trained yoga instructor, travel consultant and Trini cultural buff. Soak up the fun, sun and the culture. Enjoy steelpan, yoga, calypso and limbo classes, performances and seminars right in your backyard. Meet the icons of steelpan and calypso at D'Limelight performance center. D'Lime Inn is located in the beautiful and quiet valley of Diego Martin just 10 minutes to the capital city. Restaurants, shopping, beaches and tourist attractions are close by. Public and private transport is convenient and economical from the guesthouse. We have 2 one bedroom apartments plus a 2 and 3 bedroom apartment. All are modern and complete with all conveniences for your home away from home. The Inn consists of 2 houses, the Main House and the Manor House. The Main House has an expansive backyard with a stage, small swimming pool, built in bar, shade canopies, manicured grounds, and well-trained staff. D'Lime is a perfect place to hold an intimate retreat/conference for your business or organization. The Manor House has a conference room that comfortably fits up to 16 persons. D'Lime is named after the Trini favorite passtime of 'Liming" A LIME is an any-location, any-event, pleasure occasion.

Guest access

Guests have free wifi, local TV, netflix and internet TV. Our swimming pool is open most of the time. Clyde, our resident pan player, is happy to play some sweet pan for you. The grocery store is just a 5 minute walk and public transportation is convenient and a half a block away.

Interaction with guests

Cathy will check on you everyday and tell you of events happening while you are there. she is a culture buff and enjoys sharing her love of Trinidad.


The space
Bathrooms: 5
Bedrooms: 7
Beds: 16
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $25
Weekly Discount: 16%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

We expect that you will fall in love with Trinidad and it's culture. We are located in a quiet residential area. Respect for your neighbors is required.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Availability
1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

14 Reviews


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Christel User Profile
April 2017
Cathy was very helpful and accommodating. Our party of 4 was able to share a guest house with 8 beds. It was nice to have extra space. We got in on a Friday night, however, and there was a loud party until around 3am at one of the other rented guest houses next door. I am a light sleeper, and we probably wouldn't have booked at this location had we known how thin the walls were. It may be worth asking about other bookings during your stay. Kathy was more than helpful and she offered services to drive us to both nearby and far locations, as well as airport pick up. This was great and much appreciated since we did not have a car.

Emily User Profile
March 2017
Clyde and Cathy are wonderful and work tirelessly to make sure you have a great stay. The place has a very homey feel and it seems like there was always something going on. We had many wonderful, unexpected experiences while we were there. The location is really nice. You very much feel like you are in a city neighborhood, with shops close by and easy access to public transportation. D'Lime Inn is like a little oasis with beautiful public spaces and pool. We will definitely be back.

Sara User Profile
October 2016
We had a great time at the D'lime Inn. The booking process was smooth and Cathy was very quick in answering my queries and accommodating our request of an earlier check-in time. The place is very relaxed and all of the people working around the place are friendly. The children enjoyed the outside porch, trying the pans and the pool. They made a friend in Baby, Cathy and Clyde's care taker. There are shops and take-away places just around the corner so it is easy to have a nice meal without going to far if you so wish. We also felt very safe in the neighbourhood and it is easy to go into Port of Spain and Maracas Beach from there. Overall, we felt very welcome!

Susan User Profile
August 2016
D'Lime Inn was fabulous! We had unexpected changes in our number of people and length of stay and they took it in stride. Kathy welcomed my family with open arms for my nephews getaway wedding. I would highly recommend when visiting the area !

Michelle User Profile
April 2016
The staff was very helpful, friendly and accommodating. The location was very conveniently located to shopping sports arena and access to beaches. Located close to entertainment areas and restaurant.

Marissa User Profile
June 2015
Cathy was able to quickly answer all of our questions about Trinidad and make us feel comfortable even before we arrived. She provides a lot of services to make your trip enjoyable and has a lot of knowledge of how to make the activities you want to do happen. Great if you are looking for a structured vacation. We were a more play it by ear group, which caused us to feel slightly pressured to make decisions quickly and pay for her services. Great if you want a hands on experience from the host, however with 5 of us, sometimes we just wanted to wander around or try experiencing taxis services, which doesn't fit nicely in to an itinerary. Sometimes, there wasn't communication on what we would be paying for and how much it was so make sure you talk about these things before hand. Overall great for those who want a live in tour guide, but may be a little stressful for the play it by ear folks.
Clyde & Cathy User Profile
Response from Clyde & Cathy:
Dear Marissa, I’m sorry you felt I pressured you into doing things. I didn’t intend that as I was only trying to be helpful. I didn't want you taking a local taxi at 1 in the morning by yourself. It would not have been safe. As we are talking about $25.00 ($5.00 a person). There was the $15.00 phone rental charge that is clearly stated in our information book. As everyone came in at 3 different times on your arrival day I usually have the 1st person sign the check-in form which states that they agree to the prices listed in the book. It was my slackness on not getting the check in form completed and signed. It was in your apartment on the dining table the 3 days you were here. I think you know that having the phone was a convenience for your time liming late at night on the avenue and while on the beach. The other disputed charge of $10.00 was for taking you around 10 pm to the Avenue to Lime and picking you up at 1am. Again, That was a safety issue for you. I reduced the rate on your request, I reminded you that I discounted the 3 airport pickup rates by 35%. I picked people up at 6am, 2pm and 1030pm and brought some to lime and party on the Avenue at no extra charge. How would we have coordinated that without the use of a local cell phone? Did I not arrange for a great dive experience in Tobago? I would love to know how you all enjoyed your first scuba dive. Peace and Love. Cathy
June 2015

Nickesha User Profile
May 2015
I can't stress how wonderful Clyde and Cathy made our first trip to Trinidad! From answering numerous email questions, to picking up our jouvert band costumes before we arrived in Trinidad, and picking us up from the airport...Everything was taken care of. Cathy really made our trip stress free. The rooms in the two bedroom apartment were clean and comfortable. Cathy planned a fun-filled, yet affordable itinerary for my group of 5. Chef Baby's breakfast and dinner was wonderful. The driver, Daniel, was attentive to our every request to see the island. We love D'Lime Inn so much, that we're coming back in 3 weeks! This will be my home away from home when visiting Trinidad. Thank you, D'Lime Inn! :-)

Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago · Joined in August 2011
Clyde & Cathy User Profile

Clyde and Cathy George are a Trini-American couple with a passion for steelpan, calypso, jazz and hospitality. They met on a cruiseship in 1978 where Clyde was performing with his band "Sunny Days" and Cathy was escorting 100 sales persons who won an incentive cruise to the Caribbean on NCL's Skyward. They lived in Chicago for over 20 years where Cathy ran her travel agency, Space Travel, and Clyde performed in Chicago clubs with his Chicago trio "Steelin' Jazz". Clyde introduced the steelpan to jazz musicians in Chicago. Both musicians and audiences were astounded with his execution of jazz on the steelpan. Led by his love for straight ahead American jazz he mastered American jazz standards on Steelpan.
Chicago jazz musicians call him "Thelonius Clyde” because he often calls out a difficult Thelonius Monk standard in a jazz jam. Other Jazz musicians call him the BeBop Panman. In Trinidad he is known as "Lightning". This name was given to him by Clyde's teacher and the inventor of the double tenor pan, Bertie Marshall. Bertie noticed how quickly Clyde could learn a piece of music and started calling him Lightning.
Lightning’s brilliant improvisational skills are recognized and appreciated by
the world’s finest jazz artists and audiences alike. You can check out his playing on youtube/mrslightning. There you will see some of the shows produced at D'Limelight of D'Lime Inn.


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