Hidden Cottage - Reader Reports & Opinion
Tania Powell from U.K. visited in May 2009 and awarded
We recently spent 10 days at Mot Mot, Hidden Cottage and loved every minute of it. We would highly recommend this house to anyone wishing to stay in Castara.
We only had a couple of days to book our trip and are pleased we chose Castara as a destination. I don't like seeing hotels when I am on the beach and Castara is everything we wanted. My partner wanted a sea view but I liked the look of Hidden Cottage, so we decided to split our stay between two houses. However, as soon as we got to Hidden Cottage, we both decided we wanted to spend our whole time there.
The house was more than big enough for two adults and a child and it was a bonus that we had two double beds in the bedroom. The shower was great, which is not always the case in rented cottages or apartments. It was a realy bonus to have the plunge pool, particularly for our little boy, who was in it as soon as he got up.
We made sure we got up extra early so we could have breakfast with the birds and our friendly lizard and I think it was a nice touch having a bird table by the balcony. I was also very surprised that there weren't more mosquitoes.
We were worried before we went that the walk up the hill to the house would be too difficult every day but it was much easier than expected and definitely worth it, as the house is so private and quiet. One review talked about caged dogs and that nearly put me off because I would have hated to see that but luckily they must have gone (or the owners have stopped putting then in cages).
Steve was very helpful when we wanted to rent a car and even tried to change our flight for us. Rhonette also kept the house very clean.
We can't thank Selvin and Linda enough for everything.
Michelle from Canada visited in April 2009 and awarded
Hidden Cottage is a sweetly secluded spot in Castara.
We stayed in the Hummingbird Apartment for 5 days where we were surrounded by Nature's beauty: a close quiet beach, lush wild verdant trees laden with fruit, spectacular bird life - and yes, hummingbirds! It met all our needs for simplicity, privacy and comfort. We loved it and hope to return!
Katrina And Mathew from U.K. visited in January 2009 and awarded
We stayed at Hidden Cottage for two weeks in the hummingbird apartment.Overall we were very satisfied with the apartment[it could do with a larger freezer ,it is in a perfect location for peace and quiet and an excellent location for birdwatching.Kyle,Rhonette and Steve were very friendly,welcoming and helpful and who lives close by became a good friend while we were there so many thanks to them all.The only criticism is the steep track leading up to Hidden Cottage which became quite slippery and dangerous after the heavy rain but I believe this is due to be tarmaced this year.Castara is a very friendly village and definately the best place to stay in Tobago.
Ruth Wallerius from U.K. visited in September 2008 and awarded
We stayed at Hummingbird Cottage for 10 days and had a wonderful time. The apartment was all we needed, if a little on the small side (it's a studio). It's surrounded by lush rain forest and the private deck is a great place to sit and watch the local wildlife, which can be found in abundance.
We felt right at home and Rhonette came round every 4 days to clean and change towels and bed sheets. Selvin (owner of Hidden Cottage) and Steve have been extremely helpful when XL airline went bankrupt and we had to stay another day in Tobago.
Castara is a fantastic village and we made lots of friends there. We enjoyed the local culture immensely and we'll never forget the legendary BBQs at Shirma's, drinking until late and dancing on the street - respect to Ham and his crew!
PS: Try the Puncheon (rum) - it's lethal!
Karen Wills from U.K. visited in September 2008 and awarded
Stayed at mot mot for two weeks . Castara was everything promised, peacefull location beautiful surroundings very friendly locals. mot mot house perfect. plunge pool fantastic. only found two restraunts open but food was faultless. everything we needed could be bought locally. could have survived on avocados from would recomend this house and location to anyone wanting relaxing peaceful holiday. dont miss friday night lime and barby at sheemas bar with the very friendly locals.look up Chino at paradise tours who was very helpfull and a great guy.