Toad Hall, Toad Heights, Leapfrog and Tadpoles are the names of the individual units at Castara Villa (although the former is now reserved for the owner's exclusive use). Located just a 5-minute walk from Castara's stunning Little Bay, this property's main offering are two apartments in a traditional-style two-storey wooden house. The upper floor has a spacious 3-bedroom apartment and the lower floor a single one-bedroom/semi-studio apartment. The property also offers a charming self-contained studio cottage, details of which will be found in our Cottage listings.
Welcome to Castara Villas.
Castara Villas comprises of two rental apartments: "Toad Heights" and "Leapfrog" and one rental cottage: "Tadpoles". There is another cottage "Toad Hall" on the property but that is reserved for the owners use only.
Castara Villas is located in the village of Castara on the north (Caribbean) coast on the island of Tobago. It is about 5 minutes' walk from the beach and the village centre. It is accessed by a short footpath from the main road. The property is set amongst fruit trees and flowering shrubs at the edge of the rainforest.
Fast broadband internet is provided free of charge to all clients and boat trips & island tours are easily arranged for a fair price. Safety-deposit boxes are also provided in all our rental units. There is no air-conditioning, but powerful fans are provided in all rental units. All pots, pans and utensils are provided
Toad Heights is situated over our "Leapfrog" apartment. It has its own entrance and its own private patio area and barbecue pit. It has three separate bedrooms, two of which are located on the main floor and the third on the upstairs mezzanine level.
The two main bedrooms have one standard double bed apiece, both protected by wrap-around mosquito nets and including an over-the-bed electric fan. There is also an optional baby`s cot which is available for a small extra charge.
The third "mezzanine" bedroom is designed primarily for children and comes with the option of either two singles or one double bed. The bed area is protected by a shared mosquito net.
There is a fully fitted kitchen with a 4-burner cooker/oven, toaster and microwave oven. There is a large fridge/freezer and all the pots, pans and utensils that are needed. There is also a fitted breakfast bar with stools.
The gas is bottled: If it runs out, our onsite staff will replace it as necessary.
There is a large bathroom with heated shower, sink and toilet.
The living area has two sofas & a coffee-table and has a TV and CD/radio. There is also a DVD player for use with the TV.
Leapfrog is situated below "Toad Heights" and is a self-contained one-bedroom apartment. It has its own patio area with garden furniture and small barbecue grill. The kitchen has a 4-burner cooker/oven, toaster and microwave oven and a medium sized fridge/freezer. All pots & pans and utensils are provided. The separate bathroom has a heated shower, sink and toilet. The bedroom has a standard double bed and is protected by a wrap-around mosquito net and has an over-the-bed electric fan.
The living area has a table and chairs plus a fitted corner settee.
A group of five of us stayed at Castara Villas in Leapfrog and Tadpoles after carnival. It was a lovely haven of chilled out countryside after being in hectic carnival in Trinidad for 2 weeks. We loved being amongst the rainforest and appreciated the natural environment, the chickens, cats, agoti and beautiful hummingbirds. We also visited waterfalls which you could swim in about 10 minutes walk from the villas. Castara is a very chilled out place exactly what we wanted, enough going on at night but generally fairly quiet and peaceful and really friendly.
Castara villas is very close to the small beach and a 5-10 minute walk from both beached so its a very good location and its really nice being able to walk everywhere day and night. It is hilly so for older people or children its worth knowing this.
We found Steve and Rita really accommodating and we were very happy with the accommodation. We spent a lot of time on the veranda of Leapfrog and it felt very relaxed and some days we spent the whole day chilling out on the veranda. The facilities were good and clean and really nicely made. We cooked at home a lot and there were plenty of local shops. The ATM did not always work though so best to be prepared and bring cash.
Lookup was also very helpful and we went on a boat/fishing trip with him which was one of our best days in Castara, the coastline is beautiful and it was nice explore and Lookup was great to hang out with and he took us to some great places and we caught and cooked the best fish I have ever had.
We really enjoyed our stay and Steve, Rita and Lookup were very helpful. We would definately stay there again and did not want to leave!
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