Private 1 BR a Block from the Beach

House - Entire home/apt · Charlotteville, Eastern Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
Beverly

We see our Tobago property as the ultimate getaway from the hectic pace Westerners have become accustomed to. Be prepared to UNPLUG as this property has no on-site television or internet. Relax, enjoy Tobago.

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We see our Tobago property as the ultimate getaway from the hectic pace Westerners have become accustomed to. Be prepared to UNPLUG as this property has no on-site television or internet. Relax, enjoy Tobago.

The Space

Our 2 unit home is only a block from the beach in lovely tropical Charlotteville, Tobago! This upstairs 1 bedroom unit is bright and breezy, traditional Tobago with private bath, kitchen, and living area. Enjoy coffee in the morning and rum punches in the afternoon on the porch while watching the world go by. Queen sized bed, warm water shower, and gorgeous tropical rainforest views are some of the amenities you will enjoy while staying here. Walk a block to Man O War Bay and snorkel over to Lover's Beach, with its pink sand and tropical fishlife. Visit Fort Cambleton for spectacular sea views, or stroll into town for some fresh fish at one of Charlotteville's tiny restaurants. Pirate's Bay is only 20 minutes away by foot, where rainforest meets the sea. Your private unit is the perfect place to rest after a day or sight-seeing.

The Neighborhood

Our house is in Charlotteville, but the neighborhood is called Cambleton. It hugs Man O'War Bay and extend up into the rainforest overlooking the bay. People and friendly and helpful, respectful neighbors, happy to help island guests. Expect to become a local quickly here.

Getting around

A rental car is recommended to maximize your experience in Tobago. So many beautiful beaches, so many unique and quaint villages, so much natural beauty to explore. Hiring a taxi or a driver is an option if you want to maximize your time without the stress of driving. Public transport can be time-consuming, but if time is no issue and you want a local experience, give it a try.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $1200 /month
Security Deposit: $250
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  • Cute apartment located in a very peaceful village. The location was perfect for us because we have rented a car and could drive around the island everyday. However if you don't have a car you can still walk to the local village centre and various of different beaches around, including the Pirates Bay which is breathtaking!

    In general if you like waking up with the roosters and be surrounded by the friendly locals without having any fancy restaurants and bars around you this place is perfect for you! Me and my fiancé like that sort of thing so we both enjoyed our stay!

    May 2014
  • The house:

    I spent 10 days at this location, I would stay there again. It is far, far away from tourism crowds. It is located about 100 paces from the beach and a 5 minute walk into town and about a 15 minute walk to the pristine Pirate Bay (which is not accessible by car, everyone has to walk there). The shower has a hot water element attached to the nozzle, which worked fine. The bed (email hidden) which was great, but was a little small for someone as tall as me (6ft) so two tall people might have trouble getting good coverage. The kitchen is fine for small meals, I prepared breakfast and lunch there every day. The house is right in the middle of a small neighborhood, it's not a hotel (email hidden). I enjoyed how "real" it felt. There were two other guesthouses in town but they weren't as nice as this one, a great value!

    The town:

    I spent my time sitting on the beach at Pirate Bay. I was there at the end of tourist season and there were pockets of people stopping in for a few days of scuba diving. Most visitors don't stay as long as I did, as there isn't much to do: I enjoyed sitting quietly on Pirate's Bay beach every day, almost always by myself. There is very little food in the town, so be prepared: this is not a culinary destination. There are two restaurants, one closes at 4pm, the other at 8pm. There are three or four food shacks where you can get roti or fried chicken/fish. There is one major grocery shack that has staples (rice, lentils, eggs, bread, oil, milk), so I was able to prepare very basic meals, but staying longer than 10 days without a car would have taxed my food skills.

    Notes:

    As the owner says, negotiate everything first. I had two awkward situations where I thought I had negotiated the price of the cab ride and a boat ride, only to be told it was more afterwards which led to a lot of shouting.

    Bring bug spray: sunset and sunrise are prime mosquito time. The net on the bed was great.

    The town closes down after sunset. There aren't many people there, so don't expect a nightlife, this (email hidden) village far away from the mobs of tourists.

    I didn't have a car, because I didn't plan on going anywhere, but there is a bus service that runs every ~2 hours between Scarsborough and Charlotteville for about $1US (a taxi from Scarborough to Charlottefille is $65US during the day and $95US after 10pm!). From Scarsborough you can take busses every ~1 hour to different towns (Crown Point, Black Rock, etc.), although I think Charlotteville was the best town out of all the ones I saw via the bus.

    April 2014
  • The Private 1 BR was so charming. It had everything we needed and was very clean. It was light and airy. Charlotteville was an amazing choice, as well. Everyone knows each other. We felt very safe. We hired a local named Dave to take us to Lover's Beach (a small, private beach just west of the bay) to do some snorkeling. It was amazing! Per Beverly's suggestion, we purchased items from Penny Savers in Scarborough before heading to Charlottevillle. I am glad that we did so. There are public and private buses that can take you to/from Scarborough as well as to the airport for about $8-$14 TTs. This option is much cheaper than taking a cab. Overall, I would do it all again in a heart beat! Such a lovely experience. Thank you Beverly!

    April 2014
  • Can't say enough good things about our visit to Tobago and to Beverly's place. Charlotteville is so beautiful we really didn't want to leave. Beverly's place is situated in an excellent location for it's seclusion. It's clean, cute, it stays cool in the heat and it's just a quick and lovely walk from town. Charlotteville itself feels like a throwback to some lost time where everyone knows everyone and time almost stops. Please note a few things - this is a tiny, tiny town. It's amazing for this reason but don't expect any resort style behavior from anyone. Restaurants and stores may, or may not be open at any given time. They may, or may not have gas at the gas station. Really importantly - the ATM may run out of money and - just a tip - the ATM in town is one that didn't take our Wells Fargo or Charles Schwab cards. Come with a good amount of Trinidad Dollars to save a long drive back to Scarborough. Last note while others have mentioned. The WIFI is not on premise and I would consider it to be "emergency only" - as noted to use the housekeeper's wifi you need to sit outside and it doesn't work anywhere truly near the apartment. Added to this there isn't any type of functional internet cafe. As an internet professional it took a bit of effort to resign myself to be mainly disconnected for a few days. At the end of the day this was fantastic and lovely but if I had thought I would be able to actually do consistent amount of real work online it wouldn't have happened.

    To end with a total positive this place is truly just amazing. I only mention the things above to set expectations and to make sure you don't wind up having to waste time driving just to get money that you could be enjoying. The town and the house. Make sure to go to Pirate's bay - it's stunning - and even if you have never snorkeled before - rent a mask and fins from Caroline's dive on the way into town before you go there - the amount of undersea life you can watch just 10 meters from shore is mindbogglingly beautiful.

    One more thing we found - even though the name of the restaurant "The Suckhole" on the way to town is odd the food is amazing and it's the best price in town. All of the restaurants are very tasty but that was our fave because of the value.

    March 2014
  • Very nice stay! The perfect cozy spot in paradise.

    February 2014
  • This is a quaint little guest house a minute walk away from the beach.

    The town of Charlotteville was charming - lots of fishing going on and a few great beaches to see in the area. The guest house was adequately equipped with basic kitchen utensils, towels, soap, etc. Keep in mind if you need basic cooking ingredients (sugar, salt, pepper etc) these are not available and you will have to buy yourself! Bed was comfortable. No A/C but there were a couple of oscillating fans that did the trick - the nights are nice and breezy.

    If you are looking for something reasonable in cost, comfortable and 'homey' feeling at the end of the day, this place will certainly work out. The neighbourhood is quiet, but friendly. If you are looking for a party, this is probably not your place.

    Salome, the house keeper, is very friendly and happy to give you some helpful hints of restaurants, attractions, etc. She also has Wifi down at her house (15 seconds away) and she allowed us to use this to check our emails, etc from her front porch. Overall it was a pleasant stay and lived up to our expectations!

    December 2013
  • Beverly's place was a nice find and I had a very enjoyable 4day/3night stay. It's located just a 3 minute walk from the beach and a 10 minute walk up the beach (or road) to the business area of Charlotteville. Beverly was very helpful and responsive with information leading up to my visit.

    December 2013
  • Beverly's place is situated between a fantasy and paradise. The village was tranquil and laid back. The beach is literally in your backyard. And the home was airy, well fitted, and inviting. I spent 3 magical nights in charlotteville and much of that magic was created when I walked into the door.

    My only suggestion to guests is bring all items you want to Tobago and/or charlotteville. I am an abut coffee drinker and at 7am the last thing you want to do is wait for "Sharon's" to open, which was the only place I ate while in charlotteville. The food was great and I could start and end my day there.

    November 2013
  • Spent 2 Nights in this nice appartement in Charlotteville, Tobago. The appartement was nice and clean, and well eqipped with everything you need. Charlotteville is a charming quiet place, nice beach and we had some nice walks around the area. We were supposed to stay here for 3 nights, but it was hard to find food here. Many places were closed and in the supermarket it was not much food to buy. Dont know if it was low season, but a lot of places were closed.

    October 2013
  • Words don't quite express how incredible our time was in Charlotteville. Beverly's place was so perfect, so close to the beach, and more than we could have asked for.
    Beverly was not on the island while we were booking, but between her & the help of her lovely housekeeper, we found the place without a hitch and got settled in immediately. In fact the first person we pulled over to ask about the location of the apartment just so happened to be the son of the housekeeper!

    The place was very clean and came with everything we could have needed. The mini mart just down the road is an easy place to get supplies, snacks or whatever you may need.

    The beach access is amazing. The proximity to the village is an easy stroll along the beach or on the road, and everyone was incredibly friendly whenever they saw us walking. I can't say enough about Charlotteville, and I'm very thankful for Beverly's accommodation. It is hands down the best decision we could have made. I highly highly recommend the beautiful journey out to this village & stay in this apartment. Well worth it!

    May 2013
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We are a family of four - medical professionals with 2 teenage sons...open-minded, gay friendly, enjoy travel and the outdoors, meeting new people. We require a non-smoking environment, we love our Ridgway and Western Slope community, and look forward to sharing our home and our knowledge with like-minded travelers looking to experience the beauty and excitement of Colorful Colorado! Thus far, we have really been excited to host visitors from Canada, California, Arizona/Texas, Washington, South Carolina/ Michigan, Tennessee, and the Front Range of Colorado. It seems that travelers, not tourists, choose our off-beat location, and they are our kind of people!
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