Perched on a hill in the centre of Parlatuvier, self-catering Tamarind House villa provides breathtaking, uninterrupted views of both the oldest protected rain forest in the Western hemisphere and one of the most attractive beaches along Tobago’s Caribbean coastline. Completed in April 2007 the rental villa with separate apartment is a thoughtfully designed and constructed log house. It is a perfect holiday retreat. From the verandas, pool, terrace and garden, guests can relax and watch the day go by - fishing boats leaving early and arriving with the catch mid afternoon, the daily migration of orange winged parrots, cocricos, egrets and corn birds to and from their favourite roosts, and much more besides. With the beach an easy stroll of 4 or 5 minutes away there is ample opportunity to swim and snorkel amongst coral reefs fringing the beach.
The spectacular fishing village of Parlatuvier is one of Tobago’s best kept secrets, shared by only the most discerning of the island’s visitors.
Parlatuvier is a working village with a perfect crescent shaped beach curving away towards pretty pastel beach houses, a small elementary school, a few tiny shops, a rum parlour and very little else. Set against a backdrop of stunning tropical rainforest Parlatuvier is Caribbean village life at its simplest.
On either side of Parlatuvier are the villages of Castara, Englishman’s Bay and Bloody Bay, each with their own beautiful beaches and a scattering of restaurants and small shops. Fresh fish can be bought most days from the jetty in Parlatuvier and at the fishermen’s cooperative in Castara. Bird watching, rainforest walks, boat trips, fishing trips, snorkelling and scuba diving are just a few of the activities that can be found within the village or just a short drive away.
Tamarind House accommodation consists of:-
In the main house (upper level):-
- 2 double bedrooms each with en-suite facilities
- 1 twin bedroom with en-suite facilities
- Large open-plan kitchen, dining and living area
- Veranda with teak furniture and hammock
- Laundry Facilities
- Cot available on request
The kitchen is fully equipped with electric stove, dishwasher, microwave oven, fridge/freezer (complete with ice maker/dispenser), toaster, juicer and kettle. There is crockery and cutlery for up to 12 people and additional unbreakable ware for use around the wet bar area.
The dining table will comfortably seat 8 – 10. The living area has two three sweater Rattan sofas and two chairs. There is a CD/MP3 player with radio and a small but growing selection of games, CDs and books, including guidebooks to the island, plants and wildlife and local maps.
Two of the bedrooms open onto a long veranda overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and a further double bedroom enjoys wonderful rainforest views to the rear of the house.
The living area also leads onto the long veranda with sea views at the front and views of the rainforest at the back.
The apartment below:-
- 1 twin bedroom with separate bathroom
- Open-plan kitchen, dining and living area
- Queen size futon sofa bed in living area
- Access to veranda with teak furniture and hammock
- 2'6" x 6' spare bed and Cot for 0 - 2 year old
The kitchen is equipped with gas stove, tall fridge with freezer compartment, toaster and kettle. There is crockery and cutlery for 4 people and additional unbreakable ware for use around the wet bar area.
The dining table will comfortably seat 4. The living area has two Rattan chairs and a Futon sofa bed. There is a radio/CD/MP3 player.
The apartment opens onto the garden and pool area with terrace, gazebo, pool furniture, hammock, wet bar and gas barbecue/grill.
All bedrooms are air conditioned and mosquito nets are available if required. The windows and doors on the upper level are enclosed by wooden shutters with louvers that can be opened or closed depending on your preference. Cotton bed linen and towels (including beach towels) are provided.
The spacious and airy living areas are adequately served by ceiling and floor-standing fans.
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