Toad Hall - Reader Reports & Opinion
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Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 19 votes = 4.1 (max 5)
Gisela Grell from Germany visited in May 2013 and awarded
we stayed two weeks at Toad Hall and had a wonderful time. We had some (warm) rain and enjoyed to watch the birds and bats, iguanas and lizzards from the balcony, laying in the hammok and having a Carib or two. :-)
We enjoyed the most relaxing holiday and the hostility of Marcia and Lookup who took very good care of us.
Will definately go there again! Thanks Steve and Rita for letting us live in your house!
Florian Jeschke from Germany visited in April 2013 and awarded
This was the sixth time I went to Tobago, but the first time I stayed in Toad Hall in Castara.
From the first contact, Steve was a firendly guy. Every mail was answered quickly and we had the chance to pay via paypal. He arranged a pick up from the airport with Taylors car rental (very good!).
When we arrived Look-Up, the guy who cares about the visitors was waiting for us. The first impression was really good and we had our first beer with some local guys outside the house.
The house is well equipped, the moskitonets are safe around the beds. The kitchen holds everything you need ( a new peeling knife would be good). The bathroom is clean and spacious, you have also hot water for the shower(we did not use it).
In the evening time the veranda is a really nice place, where we hang around a lot of time. You also have a big barbecue grill where we had some excellent fish.
Rita changed our sheets every third day and took care about the cleaniness.
The house is perfect for a couple, or two good friends or a couple with one kid.
You have two small shops. just five minutes up or down the street, where you can buy the daily needs. A little bit more down the street you have a bar where you can buy beer and rum. It is 5 minutes to the small beach in castara (10 minutes back, because then it is up the hill). The busstation is across the street (maybe you are the lucky one who gets the bus).
There are some things in and around the house which are not perfect, but the surrounding and the setting of Toad Hall makes them not so serious.
I would like to say thank you to Steve and especially to Look-Up, he is a great guy and arrange nearly everything for you.
Dan & Sarah from Canada visited in February 2013 and awarded
We had a lovely stay at Leapfrog for a week! Everyone was hospitable, and the accommodations had everything we needed to cook our own meals, and live comfortably for the week in Castara. Steve was very helpful and attentive despite being absent from Tobago, any concerns or questions we had he was very quick to respond via email. We planned our trip to Tobago last minute, and it was wonderful they could accomodate and make arrangements for us so quickly. The village, food, residents, beach, restaurants, etc were all positive. Would highly recommend this place to anyone planning a trip to Tobago. Cheers!
Kara Donohue from U.S.A. visited in January 2013 and awarded
Absolutely loved this place. Very serene setting and everything was perfect. Left us wishing we had made our stay here longer! The place is very well maintained and we had everything we needed. Lookup was great and I really enjoyed the company of Pookie the dog and Cat the cat. They were a great companions while away from my own dogs and always happy to see us. It's a quick walk to the beach and to restaurants and bars. Hope to make it back here in the future!
James Macdonald from U.K. visited in December 2012 and awarded
Wow! well what can I say sitting here at work, with the snow falling outside... Castara is a very special place, and Toad Heights is a beautiful location. Steve & Rita made us feel very welcome, and introduced us to all the right people. The villa's location is magical - you feel as if you are in the middle of the rain forest, with mango trees, bread fruit trees, humming birds and parrots and yet you are only 10 mins walk to the beach. It's the best of both locations. The village centre is just 10 mins walk away as well. I'll miss sitting on the balcony, (drink in hand), looking out to sea & taking in all the flora & fauna. there's a couple of small supermarkets, but our favourite was Bingey the fruit king (& Hazel his wife). The best local food was opposite at the creole 'restaurant' (1st floor) - you have to try her sweet chicken stew. You've also got to see the lads drumming down at Sharon's on a Wednesday night - say Hi to joey & Casey!. The accomodation was good - wooden floors, good size kitchen, large showers, & clean spacious bedrooms, and it was cleaned every couple of days. thank-you Steve & Rita for a very special holiday.