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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Very nice stay! The perfect cozy spot in paradise.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Beverly's apartment photos do not do it or charlotteville justice, the place is a tropical paradise. The apartment is clean, has plenty of fans (combined with nighttime weather and the shade that's created by all the plants, you'll never complain about a lack of ac), and has a well-tooled kitchen. The bed is comfortable. The space, though it may appear small in the photos, is plenty of room to anyone who has had to live in NYC or any other urban environment with small apartments – it feels like a decent-size 1 bd studio. Salome (the on-site housekeeper) does a wonderful job of preparing the house, and is more than willing to give you a few suggestions on local activities. The house itself is also about 10 min. walk to the two main town-stores (where you'll get plenty of your cooking needs, though don't be afraid to forage communal coconut, mango and other trees too) and the fisherman's market (if you're staying for 2-3 weeks plus, its not a bad idea to get up early and get a local fisherman to clean and prepare on of the 3 local fish they catch: wahoo (there kingfish), yellowtail tuna, and mahi-mahi (there dolphin, not actually the mammal).
As for the location, well, let's just say a block form the beach doesn't do it justice, the apartment/house is about 30m (100ft) from the beach, which is part of the lovely bay that is the coast of charlotteville. The water is a brilliant blue green, and the sand, though not powdery, is still quite soft. The town itself, does have one atm (though I suggest having a reserve just in case your bank card isn't read by the machine- like Bank of America), a couple of places offering wi-fi access (though i recommend you totally disconnect), and plenty of places to eat and drink (though the menu is limited). If you're into remote beach going, nearby Pirate's Bay, is phenomenal, and only a 20 min walk. The same pirate's bay trail can be walked further into it to see some the rainforest (or just hike anywhere into the forest really), that makes up most of this end of the island. If you're also into the idea of snorkeling or scuba diving there are several sites in charlotteville bay, though I recommend hiking over (or getting a ride) to nearby Speyside (1h walk up a steep-steep road, 10-15 min car ride; 5-6km distance) and asking for Clint, as Speyside is home to roughly 12 diving sites to Charlotteville's 3-4 (but be warned Charlotteville is a much better place to stay). Finally, if your willing to both relax and explore with a sense of adventure, you'll have a magnificent time, and there's no better place for a couple to use, as their home, then Beverly's wonderful apartment.
We stayed for 5 days at this cozy cottage and were pleased by the intimate neighborhood setting and the proximity to the beach and everything in Charlotteville. Beverly and her housekeeper Salome were great hosts and we felt welcome at all times.
The cottage was sufficiently equipped for our limited culinary needs. Please note that Wifi is not available in the house, but one block down the street (you have to use the housekeepers WiFi) - no big deal, since we did not need 24 hour email access during our vacation.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.