Castara Cottage - Reader Reports & Opinion

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Reader Satisfaction Ranking:  Weighted ranking based on 46 votes = 4.5  (max 5)

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Sonia from U.K. visited in August 2017 and awarded  Five out of Five

We stayed in the cinnamon cottage which was very clean and comfortable. Castara cottage was exactly how we imagined. We loved the tree house feel and enjoyed eating breakfast on the patio listening to the birds and the sea. The beaches are beautiful and close to the cottage. We enjoyed sunbathing and swimming for a large portion of our holiday. Yvonne was a little ray of sunshine, always smiling, cheerful and very accommodating when we decided to extend our stay at the last minute. We will defo be back. Thanks for your hospitality you truly enhanced our time in Tobago.

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Eva Lind from Denmark visited in February 2017 and awarded  Five out of Five

Castara Cottage is perfect for smaller or larger groups!

We can't live without this beautiful place.

Going back for the 5'th time in February, this time 11 family members, most of them going back for the second or third time.

The owners have been very helpful over the years with flight suggestions, carrent etc. The landlady has always been helpfull with all the small problems one might have traveling, shopping, laundry, etc.

Living in a big city, we so enjoy the slow pace in Castara and at Tobago.

Yes the dogs bark at midnight, yes the roosters crowing at dawn, but I prefer this any time to traffic noise that I live with the rest of the year!

As in all rental its a good idea to bring a good knife, and dishtowels, especially if you as we always do, cook fresh fish every day bought at the local beach!

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Viktor Blum from Netherlands visited in February 2016 and awarded  One out of Five

Tamarind has a nice room with a double bed and a small room with two bunk beds from which you can hear the voices and old fridge of the adjacent Saffron appartment.

Arriving with a day flight from Holland, we wanted to check our email and sleep early. Sleeping was impossible because of the very near Alsatian of the neighbours, who kept barking at regular intervals of 10 minutes. Unfortunately, our host Ann has a bad relationship with these neighbors, so there was no hope for a change in the short future. We limited our stay to one night instead of the intended fortnight and took the financial loss involved. We were happy that at least, we could report on this to the home front, after installing the non-functioning WiFi ourselves. Maybe Ann will be wise enough to buy new fridges from our money. The dog will probably not die soon, it looks rather young.

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David McDougall from Canada visited in February 2016 and awarded  Five out of Five

Wonderful place to experience beautiful Tobago. We stayed in Saffron and found it to be very clean and well maintained. The locals are extremely cheerful and helpful. Castara Cottage made an excellent base to explore the rest of the Island. Thanks for an amazing and magical vacation Tobago!

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Amy Sherman from U.S.A. visited in September 2015 and awarded  Five out of Five

I couldn't have asked for a better stay in Castara! The photos don't do this cute tree house justice at all- the Saffron is exactly as pictured and more. This was exactly the way I wanted to spend the past few days of my holiday and wish I had more time! As a woman travelling alone, one worries about safety, but I felt totally at ease here. The tree house is tucked back in the hill just off the main road, so very private. You hear a little road noise, but everyone is in bed by 10pm and it's very quiet after that. The sun rises and sets on the 6's, so be ready to live like the locals and get up with the sun, or enjoy lazy mornings relaxing in the four poster bed - the mosquito net was key! I spent a lot of time on the balcony with my morning coffee, watching the sugar birds enjoy my offerings and the evenings enjoying a home cooked fish dinner from fish caught that day! As I love to cook, I found myself right at home making my own meals in the well appointed kitchen- there was even a blender, so I made papaya daiquiris one evening. :) If you don't want to cook, there are a few places in town to eat, though during low season their hours are fewer, but there are still plenty of options. The guidebook provided was very helpful and explained in great detail things to do in the area, contact numbers, etc. They will also arrange airport or ferry transportation for you, which is a huge bonus and Joey greeted me at the airport with a smile, as did his wife Rachael who manages the property. Joey also arranged a snorkeling trip for me and Rachael was able to join us- they are lovely people and new friends! The place really is an easy walk from two beaches and I saw a stingray bigger than me at the snorkeling beach! After a day in the sun and sand, take a short walk to the 1st waterfall to rinse off. If you're feeling adventurous, take a hike through the rain forest and visit the other waterfalls- just follow the river! Joey can also take you on a hike up the waterfalls, but there are also other tour companies in the area, as well as a car rental company. There's really no need to go anywhere else! I can't wait to go back and am already planning my next trip!

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