Carpe Diem - Summary Description

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Carpe Diem Carpe Diem is a light and airy half-timbered Caribbean style house on the hillside overlooking Castara bay and the Caribbean Sea. The property offers 2 studio apartments sleeping 2-3 people, plus a 2-bedroom apartment sleeping up to 4 and offering great views of the bay (even from the beds). The house is a 2-minute (downhill) walk from lovely Heavenly Bay. Castara's main beach, Waterfall and shops, restaurants and bars are all within easy walking distance.

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Carpe Diem

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Castara is a working, fishing village on the edge of the Rain forest known for its friendliness and as an eco-destination.

We are directors of the Castara Tourism Development Association (CTDA) and as such are committed to preservation of the village and its environment.

Carpe Diem Villa is just a 2 minutes (downhill) walk to the lovely Heavenly Bay and the main Castara beach, the local Waterfall, small local shops, restaurants & bars.

STUDIOs: 2 Self-catering studio apartments-Sleeps 2/3.

The Studios have a large bright & airy living room/bedroom with a well-equipped kitchen area. They are mirror images of each other & have their own separate entrance. Each Studio has 2 sets of double louvered doors opening out onto a veranda which runs the full width of the house. Perfect for Alfresco dining, bird watching and sunsets!

They have a large f/freezer, stove with grill, toaster, kettle, juicer plus crockery & cutlery for 4. The ensuite bathrooms are fully tiled 'wet-room' style. Each apartment has a Queen Size bed made in the village from local red cedar with a '4-poster' cotton canopies to keep out the odd mosquito! There is a single bed which slides under the double bed, for extra guest/child etc. A 'Graco' cot for babies can be requested- please bring your own linen. There are free standing fans in each room & blinds along the veranda.

OUR PLACE: 2-Bedroomed apartment upstairs–Sleeps 4.

This can also be let as a one-bedroom apartment called the GREEN ROOM – Sleeps 2. ($150-125USD p/n.) When we are in residence you would share the communal areas with ourselves and this would be reflected in the price. Please inquiry for availability.

“Our Place” upstairs is all timber construction with 2x bedrooms with large ensuite bathroom open out onto the 48ft x 10ft veranda with a very large lounge/kitchen/living room in between. The view across Castara bay from the verandas is, we think, the best in the village. Perfect for Alfresco dining, bird watching & sunsets or writing that book that you’ve been thinking about!

The kitchen is well equipped with crockery & cutlery for 6. All the rooms have high ceilings and stay pretty cool even on the hottest day. There are free standing fans in each room & blinds along the veranda.


There is a BBQ to cook that fish you caught or bought today day – delicious with a squeeze of lime!! The garden is planted up to attract birds. We have a variety of fruit trees, mango, banana, guava, paw paw etc. Also the flowering plants and herbs are now well established and adding to our and your enjoyment.

“Panday” our gardener & friend will be happy to give you whatever fruit is in season!

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