Gloucester Place - Summary Description
4 room Guesthouse. Reader Satisfaction Rating
Gloucester Place is a fascinating addition to the accommodation options on Tobago's northern Caribbean coast.
Perched on the cliffs overlooking beautiful Parlatuvier Bay, this small American-owned guest house offers 4 luxurious bedroom suites on bed and breakfast terms. All rooms are air-conditioned and fully ensuite. The guesthouse is only open from November to April.
This listing covers the guest house. Click here for the listing for the self-catering Essex Cottage.
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High on a cliff overlooking the sea, Gloucester Place commands one of Tobago's finest views of the Caribbean in one direction and the Rain Forrest Reserve in the other. Just a short walk from the picturesque fishing village of Parlatuvier, this area is considered one of the loveliest on the island. From the veranda, guests can enjoy the mesmerizing crashing of waves against the rocks, daily migrations of frigate birds as they cruise along the coast, or listen to the cries of the cocricos, chatter of the parrots, and songs of other island birds.
The property consists of two houses and a swimming pool, bounded by a river on one side and the sea on the other. Surrounding the houses are gardens, mature coconut palms, mango and other fruit trees, and lots of banana plants. Paths lead along the hillside past the fruit trees, down to Creighton River and our own water fall and swimming hole. Always in the shade, this is a favorite spot for children to play and adults to relax.
The infinity edge pool is a center piece of the property. Guests can relax in the water while gazing across the horizon ready to spot passing sail boats and fishing prorogues as they head out to sea. There are special steps that create a shallow area for children as well as seating to enjoy the view. Just below the pool is a platform that can be used for sunbathing and, on special occasions, for pitching a tent that provides the best accommodation on site according to our grandchildren.
The newly completed main house has 4 guest rooms, each with en suite bath and access to either a balcony or terrace. Upstairs are two bedrooms with queens sized beds, and one with twin beds which can be converted into a king sized bed. The larger Master Suite is on the first floor and has an en suite dressing room and bath. All are air conditioned to ensure a comfortable night's sleep. The house has verandas on two sides which overlook the sea and a second floor sea-side terrace. The downstairs living areas are open and inviting.
Operating as a bed and breakfast from November through April, guests can wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee or tea and enjoy a home made meal to start their day. Other meals are available at restaurants nearby, or can be provided on site by prior arrangement. Rooms in the main house can be rented individually or all together by larger groups. It is an ideal spot for family reunions!
There is also a separate smaller house on the property, Essex Cottage, which has two bedrooms, each with an ensuite bath. This cottage is situated against the side of the hill. Our idea was to create a tree house, open to the view of sea and birds. There is a full sized bed upstairs and two twin beds downstairs. (A third bed is also available.) The cottage has large porch and fully equipped kitchen. It can be rented on as self-catering basis. Guests are welcome to use the pool.
Further information is available on our own website