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Joie De Vivre, Tobago

Joie De Vivre

4-bedroom Holiday Rental Villa

Joie De Vivre is a four-bedroom holiday rental villa with swimming pool. It is located on the lower slopes of Mount Irvine.


from $450

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Joie De Vivre

4-bedroom Holiday Rental Villa

Joie De Vivre is a four-bedroom holiday rental villa with swimming pool. It is located on the lower slopes of Mount Irvine.

Property Description

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This converted 4 bedroom 4 bathroom villa boasts breathtaking views of the Bucco reef and the white sand of Pigeon Point beyond. Completed at the end of 2004, this villa has been designed to combine seamless indoor and outdoor living with local wood and fabrics utilized throughout. This villa was fully renovated in 2004. Finished to a very high specification with granite work surfaces, local wood and tiled floors throughout, the villa fully incorporates the local charm of the island while providing all the furnishings of a modern self catering villa.

The villa was redesigned to incorporate the spectacular views from the first floor level. Consequently, the main living area on this floor provides for both dining (fridge/freezer, dining table that seats 8) and relaxation purposes (sofas), meaning whether you are dining or relaxing with a typical Caribbean cocktail the fantastic view can be fully incorporated. Dining is also provided for downstairs.

The kitchen is fully equipped with granite work surfaces, and all expected appliances including a dishwasher and American style fridge/freezer. A maid is provided six times a week to maintain the villa and undertake any washing that you wish her to do (at an additional charge), while a chef can also be employed for extra charge on request. The main living area on the ground floor possesses a phone/fax, wireless internet access (WAN), American cable TV and a home entertainment system (DVD and surround sound system). The wooden doors on this level all fully retract to incorporate the local climate of the region. There is one en suite twin bedroom situated on the ground floor. The first floor provides three bedrooms all en suite (one twin, two king doubles) that each opens up on to the balcony and the stunning views of the reef and sands of pigeon point. The louvres allow for the local breeze to filter seamlessly through these rooms meaning that if preferred, air conditioning is not required to obtain a comfortable night's sleep.

The outside area contains a large pool terrace made up of green-heart wooden decking and centres on the infinity salt water pool. The garden round the back of the villa provides shade and sanctuary from the sun and at various times of the year produces its very own bananas and avocados.

Bedrooms: 2 King Beds, 4 Twin Beds. Bathrooms: All en suite with shower but no baths. Pool: Infinity salt water Pool. Villa Features: Air-Conditioning, Gas BBQ, TV, CD Player, DVD Player, Ceiling Fans, Home Theatre, Alfresco Dining, Safe, Washer, Dryer, Cable TV, Central Air-Conditioning, garage, microwave, oven and gas hob. Full security system, linked to local security response centre. Security guard in operation from 18:00-06:00 every night of your stay for your own piece of mind. Bedding change once a week. Manager available 24 hrs/7 days a week. Housekeeping from 9:00-13:00 6 days a week. Chef can be provided on request. Pre-stocked groceries on request five days in advance of arrival.

Leisure Amenities:

a) Mt Irvine Golf Club
b) Tobago Plantations Golf Club

Tennis: Variety of venues (including Mount Irvine Tennis Club)

Range of Water Activities
- Great range of water based activities including Boat Charters, Diving Expeditions
- Rainforest trips, Bird Watching etc

1 Minute drive to Mount Irvine Golf Club
1 Minute drive to Mount Irvine Tennis Club
10 Minute Walk to option of two beaches
5 Minute Drive to Grocery store
15 Minute Drive to Airport

Villa Policy
Maximum number of 8 guests
Children are welcome
No pets allowed
No smoking inside villa

Reader Reports

2 readers voted for this property. However, these votes are very old and so have been discounted.

Amir m from Trinidad visited in January 2012 and awarded   

My cousins and I stayed at Joie de Vivre for a weekend, Friday to Sunday, and found the place to be generally quite lovely.

I'll start with the positives. The villa is beautiful. It is well designed, very spacious, the doors and windows allow for a very comfortable, breezy atmosphere, and the furniture is comfortable.

The upstairs porch and pool deck are also very relaxing and attractive.

The pool itself is amazing! It is very large - probably about 50ft in length and about 17ft wide. We really had a wonderful time in the pool.

The location is a very secure one - and the view from the villa is also spectacular.

On the down side, I'd say one of the things that I would mention is that the doors to the villa are very attractive, becuase there are alot of glass panes. However the type of locks on the doors are those that can be opened easily if a person quietly knocks or breaks the glass and has access to it. So I would prefer to have had deadbolts on the doors. There is a very good functioning security alarm which we set off twice by accident, and the security company called right away. So that in a way makes up for that.

In addition, one of the a/c just happened to be non-functional on the night we arrived, and though the villa rental company promised to send a person to repair it the very next day, they didn't come. It wasn't a big deal to us, but just something in principle that should be mentioned.

All in all, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place, and once you're fine with the extra glass in the doors and so on, you'll love this place, trust me - even though I thought there was some room for improvement.

Ms Andrews from U.K. visited in February 2009 and awarded   

A group of us went to Tobago after carnival to relax unwind and stay for a week. The villa is beautiful, the photos give an accurate picture of what to expect of the villa. The housekeeper and pool man were very friendly and helpful.

I have been to Tobago before but thoroughly enjoyed the accommodation this time. I would return to the same villa, the sea views are amazing. The only small criticism is the windows. They do not have nets and can't completely close so you're often bombarded with mosquitoes which were unpleasant and slightly annoying. You definitely need a car; however the nearest beach is a short 5mins walk away.

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Full Villa:$450 - $600
Minimum Nights:0 nights
Property Type:Holiday Rental Villa
Maximum Guests:8
Bathrooms:4 (ensuite)
Air-Conditioning:Fully air-conditioned
Children:Children welcome
Hair Dryers:1 hair dryer
Internet Access:Wireless Access
Television:American cable tv
Safety Deposit:Yes
Wheelchair Access:Yes
Swimming Pool:Infinity & salt water
Tennis:Mt Irvine Tennis Club
Catering Options:

Housekeeping:6 times per week
Baby-Sitting:Additional Charge
Personal Laundry:washer and dryer provided at additional cost.
Personal Cooking:By Arrangement
Location:Mount Irvine
Region:Lower Caribbean
Location Type:Village Outskirts
Airport:15 minutes
Beach:6-10 minute Walk