Beach House - Reader Reports & Opinion
Martin And Debbie from Trinidad visited in July 2014 and awarded
We have stayed at Beach House several times, and every time offers a comfortable, warm, relaxing little slice of heaven. Located right on the beach, you can choose to relax in the comfort of the house, or on the sand, and still be treated to the sounds of the surf and the surrounding nature, with front row seats to fabulous sunsets. Heavenly Bay is undoubtedly one of the nicest beaches in Tobago, and the cool, clear water is inviting and refreshing. Sting Rays are regular afternoon visitors, and the braver souls are very comfortable swimming with them
The house is comfortable and cozy, and immediately feels like home. Everything you need is on hand. Get your food supplies and essentials before you go, as Castara offers only the basics in small neighbourhood shops.
Fabulous, fabulous place to stay!!! Will return again and again.
Damon & Lynne Osborne from France visited in March 2014 and awarded
Coconut Heights, The Beach House, Heavenly Bay, Castara, Tobago
This March / April we spent 17 days in Coconut Heights. It was a wonderful experience. The Tobago climate is very near perfect and a habitation does not need to be weather proof, it only needs to keep the showers off. Coconut Heights is very open with the beach and ocean in front of you and tropical greenery all around. It is an apartment with a lovely lounge terrace. The bedroom is also open to the terrace but can be closed off. Outside is another small terrace with a BBQ which we used a lot. The kitchen is very well equipped and good to cook in. So far I have described only layout, the real thing is how beautiful it is. All decorated and ornamented with shells, carvings murals, driftwood and family photos. This is not a bare bones holiday let but near paradise in my opinion. A variety of fabulous birds came every morning to be fed. We gave them bread and bananas and other surplus fruit. Humming birds too.
The fishermen brought their catch to the end of the garden and sold us mai mai and tuna steaks and red snapper for 5 euros a kilo.
The beach bar and car hire are also on the doorstep. We hired for the duration but we could have saved money by hiring when we actually wanted to go somewhere which was only half the time.
If you need to take the 21st century with you this is not for you with no WiFi or telly but if you want tranquillity and a magnificent view I highly recommend Coconut Heights and Tobago.
Damon & Lynne Osborne 2014
Jo Mole from U.K. visited in February 2014 and awarded
The Beach House is wonderful. We stayed in one of the studio apartments and then moved up to Coconut Heights, and while Coconut Heights is bigger and better appointed and it is lovely to be up in the trees with the birds, the studio was also very welcoming. I don't think we have ever, or will ever, stay in a better location, where the sea is so close, where you can watch all the comings and goings in the bay, where there is so much wildlife and where we felt completely at home. To be able to come back each day (when we could tear ourselves away) and relax looking out at the sunset with a rum punch was magic. The village is a lovely place to stay and Little Bay (Heavenly Bay) is wonderful for swimming. Having The Boat House next door is a bonus, where you can go on a Wednesday to hear the drummers, and where you can sit and eat or have a drink on the balcony overlooking the sea. The only downside are the mosquitos in the evening - do take enough repellant for your stay. I would recommend The Beach House unreservedly for anyone who likes wildlife, a beach location, feeling part of the local way of life and totally relaxing. We could hardly bear to leave.
Claudia Burkhardt from Germany visited in November 2013 and awarded
The setting is breathtaking: A wooden house in a lush garden only a few meters from the beach and the sea. The "Beach House" is all nature, you live with the sound of the waves and the singing of birds. We spent whole days just sitting on the balcony watching boats, birds, bats, dogs, cats, fishermen, local familys and a few other tourists. Main activities were swimming, snorkeling, reading, playing guitar and so on. Probably at Castara we had the most relaxing holidays we ever had, although there is enough to do at Tobago. But beside all this - the best of this holiday home is, that you really feel "at home" in a very private atmosphere and charming arrangement. (We love Carols decoration.)
Staying at the Beach House is like staying in the house of a close friend, who gave you a key, telling you: "Have a good time and feel at home!"
Azura & Jared Evans from U.K. visited in November 2013 and awarded
This review is long overview since it's been 2.5 weeks since we get back from beautiful Tobago. But the memory of Beach House never seems to fade even a little. It was a very memorable stay right on the beach in Castara called Little Bay.
Beach house is beautiful & it was our first sanctuary in Tobago. We stayed in one of the studios & loved it. It's perfect for a couple, comes complete with balcony where we spent many wonderful moments looking at the ocean, watching sunsets, barbecueing & just relaxing with drinks & books in hands. There are wooden bench, chairs & dining table enough for 4 people as well as hammock & clothes line to dry washing. The kitchen is very well equipped for cooking & the bed is fixed with the mosquito net. There are also an outdoor shower & stand pipe to wash the sands off you when u come back from the beach. We went to the beach everyday during our stay.
Beach House is nicely located close to the popular Boathouse which is a great restaurant that serves delicious local cuisines & it hosts a must go drum night every Wednesday. It is also within a very close proximity to local shop (Bingi's King of Fruit), tour company (Alibaba), bus stop, another beach (Big Bay) and best of all, fish stall where fishermen gather around with their fresh catch of the day around 3pm.
During our stay, we have had the pleasure of meeting the owner of Beach House, Carole & Graham & spent some time with them. They were very kind & attentive to our needs & well being. We were also looked after by Beach House's local manager, Porridge who always went out of his way to make everything perfect for us. We are very fortunate & grateful to have met such wonderful people here at Beach House. So we would recommend anyone who isn't afraid of Mosquito bites as well as the sound of the ocean & birds. Here at Beach House, the birds & lizards pay you a visit & make your every day.