The holiday accommodation on offer at Castara Villas comprises of a small but charming studio cottage, called Tadpoles, next to the English owner's house, Toad Hall. The property also has a spacious 3-bedroom apartment called Toad Heights on the upper floor of a traditional wooden house, plus a one-bedroom semi-studio called Leapfrog on the ground floor (see Apartment listings for full details).
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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
Tadpoles is a small self-contained cottage located next to Toad Hall. It has a covered front porch/veranda and a rear tiled patio. The main room includes the bed area, dining table and kitchen. The cooking facilities comprise a 2-burner hob, toaster and microwave oven.
The separate bathroom has a heated shower, sink and toilet.
The bed is a standard double protected by a wrap-around mosquito net.
Tadpoles also enjoys access to the "Liming Station" (gazebo) for eating outside or for just enjoying a drink in the afternoon or evening.
Toad Heights and Leapfrog
Please see the main Castara Villas apartment listing for full details of our three-bedroom and studio apartments.
This property has a weighted Reader Satisfaction Rating of 0% . Click below to read the 27 reader reports that this is rating is based on.
Rosemary Feal from U.S.A. visited in March 2018 and awarded
This may just be the best villa in Castara. Perched on a hillside with a rainforest in the back and sea views in the front, it is ideal for birdwatching, having a drink on the verandah, and watching the sun set. Steve and Rita are extremely helpful and can arrange transport and trips as well as give tips on when and where to eat. The home is beautiful inside. The beds are comfy, the house is well ventilated, and we had no insects bites. Yay! The four days flew by with snorkeling on Castara beach, leisurely fish meals, etc. The internet is a bit spotty but Steve welcomed us to his gazebo for a stonger signal. Castara is amazing. I hope it stays the way it is so I can visit again! I love small villages like thhis and prefer them 100x over resorts. If that’s your style, you will be super happy with tthis place!
Mia Harris from U.K. visited in February 2016 and awarded
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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