Beach House - Reader Reports & Opinion
Giuliana Sgrena from Italy visited in August 2007 and awarded
We were really pleased to spend two weeks in coconuts apartment. We felt as at home but in a fantastic place, very quiet and with an amazing view, oveall at the sunset. The sea also is clean and nice. So many animals around and the birds use to come to have food on our balcony. The only problem was the moskitos, but they prefer my husband!
Amy Jempson from U.K. visited in June 2007 and awarded
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Beach House. All of the local people made sure we felt very welcome and there was always a friendly face dropping by to see if we needed anything. The accommodation was perfect – clean and the most amazing views. A real luxury having such a stunning beach on the doorstep! We loved just sitting on the porch and watching the pelicans dive for fish! The only downside were the mosquitos – but nothing that some Deet won't fix! We loved the rural location – especially the dogs!
Dawn And Trevor Coote from U.K. visited in April 2007 and awarded
We stayed in Coconut Heights, the one-bedroomed apartment at the Beach House, for 8 nights at the end of April. Sadly, there was a previous booking which meant we moved on to other accommodation but we would have happily stayed here for the full 2 weeks of our holiday (and longer given half a chance!).
We had planned to hire a car and see as much as possible but quite frankly we spent most of our days on the verandah looking out over the blue Caribbean sea watching the bananaquits, tanagers, motmots and pelicans. We even saw dolphins. We didn't feel the need to go anywhere, especially after we'd bought a bottle of rum for around £7.50 ...
The apartment is very clean and has a well-equipped kitchen, a dining table to seat 6 easily, good shower and comfortable bed with mosquito net. Carline changed the bed linen and towels every 3 days.
We enjoyed a day with Porridge and the 2 other couples staying at the Beach House visiting Argylle Waterfall, Little Tobago and Charlotteville.
Porridge is what you hope a holiday contact will be but you don't usually get. He is charming, friendly and very helpful. He is happy when he knows you are happy and does what he can to make sure you're having a good time.
One word of caution, take insect repellent which specifically works against sandflies. We were also advised to avoid sitting on the beach up by the trees and bushes but stay closer to the water. We had no problem with mosquitoes, in fact we didn't even see one.
We rarely holiday in the same place twice but we're already talking about dates to go back (especially as I'm sitting in winter clothes looking out of the window at the pouring rain). Try keeping us away!
Ed And Suzanne Walker from U.K. visited in March 2007 and awarded
We had a wonderful time at the Beach House - even managed to exceed our expectations!!
It's such a lovely location and an idyllic place to stay. We had a good time in the Rainforest with David and then went on to the Argyll Falls - amazingly beautiful and a very refreshing dip, too! For two days someone dropped us over to Englishman's Bay in the morning and collected us in the evening -had it almost to ourselves- what a piece of paradise!!! We also had a wonderful boat trip with Michael.......... saw beautiful unspoilt bays, caught Tuna, saw flying fish and dolphins and managed to go properly snorkelling for the first time - what an amazing world of tropical fish! We also had a delicious beach BBQ and swam with a ray!
The rest of the time we just chilled and enjoyed great food and fruit/rum punches!! Thanks for the celebratory Champagne - we appreciated it.
Tobago is a wonderful island and we have no doubt that we will return one day..........a week is not enough!!
Johanna And Pasi from Finland visited in January 2007 and awarded
We stayed in Palm Corner for two weeks in January this year and we are tempted not praise how fabulous our visit was, which may end up the property being too busy the next time we would like to come. It is our honest minds, which makes us tell the truth.
Like mentioned earlier we really enjoyed our vacation in the Beach House and the place was just so meant for us. After reading all the previous reviews we sort of knew what to expect so there were no big surprises. First thing that hit us was the stunning location of place. We couldn't believe how close the sea was, which gave us a little bit of light sleep during the first few nights, but it was even more weird to be back in your own bed in Finland and not to hear the waves!!!
The apartment was well equipped and everything we needed was there. Even though the apartment was very simple it felt like home from the beginning. It was also very clean and Carleen kept it that way during our visit. A big hug for her dog Sadam who came to greet us every time Carleen was over. We enjoyed all the other animals too who came to our porch; hens, roosters, lizards, cats ...sometimes it felt like a zoo.
Just the a few words about Castara – plain and simple: we loved it. The village was idyllic and the local people very friendly. We rented a jeep from Porridge for a week and drove around a lot but we were always happy to return home and enjoy our “own” beach. Even though Castara may seem a bit far from Crown Point and Scarborough, we didn’t think so. On the road there were always things to see and people to watch. Castara was our place and without a doubt we would stay there again.
Final word about the people of Castara. We were lucky to get to know the owners of the Beach House, Carol and Graham. It was always pleasant to chat with them and they gave us a lot of useful information. And then there’s Porridge, the guy is awesome. He took very good care of us and we had such a good time riding with him to Sunday School. Graham did also his best to entertain us on late night Sunday – and he succeeded.
Beach House and Castara, we fell in love and will be back some day.