Little House on the Hill comprises of two cottages; a 2-bedroom unit and a 1-bedroom unit. The cottages are located on the outskirts of Castara village, on the quieter Parlatuvier side, and are surrounded by fruit and flower gardens, making them ideal for bird-watching. Both cottages have wooden decks that overlook the hillside and offer private sunbathing by day and tranquil stargazing and cool relaxation by night. Whilst simple, the cottages represent an excellent holiday base for those who aren't bothered about being away from the beach and who, like me, prefer the wildlife and quiet solitude of locations outside the built-up area of the village.
click/tap the photo to view a gallery of 34 photos
Provided by the property, or taken from their website
The Little House On The Hill offers one two-bedroom cottage and a smaller one-bedroom unit. The property is located in Castara and surrounded by a fruit and flower garden - ideal for birdwatching.
The house is within walking distance of Castara beach. The larger cottage has a large wooden deck that overlooks the hillside and offers a private sunbathing spot by day and tranquil stargazing and cool relaxation spot by night.
Castara is a traditional fishing village on the Caribbean coast of Tobago, close to the famous "Englishman's Bay". Besides local shops for groceries, there are serveral local restaurants and bars, including the highly popular Marguarite's Local Cuisine which is owned and run by the Marguarite and Sherwin, your hosts at Little House On The Hill.
Castara offers great possibilities to swim, snorkel and take a little hike into the forest to the local waterfall. Several tour operators are located in the village and are ready to show you our beautiful island.
If you need a car to rent, advice for tours, or any help at all, you are in good hands with Marguarite and Sherwin!
The Little House on the Hill offers two accommodation units. The larger offers two bedrooms with Queen-size beds, mosquito nets, fans, and a cot for small children, providing comfortable accommodation for up to four adults and one small child. The bathroom has a W/C, handwash basin, and shower (hot and cold water). The kitchen has a cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster, and sink. Cooking utensils and cutlery are supplied.
The adjacent smaller cottage offer cosy accommodation for solo travellers or a couple.
This property has a weighted Reader Satisfaction Rating of 92.4% . Click below to read the 37 reader reports that this is rating is based on.
Cherie Lamont from U.K. visited in March 2017 and awarded
We had a wonderful relaxing time in Castara from the friendliness of the locals to the excellent snorkelling in Heavenly Bay but made all the better by staying in Marquerite and Sherwins Little House on the hill. It is a real gem amidst the trees and shrubs visited daily by birds, red squirrels and chickens. The cabin was well equipped for our needs. we even didn't mind the walk to and fro to the village, up and down the hill especially as we frequently grabbed an ice cream on the way up! if you don't mind walking or getting a taxi then Little house is a real gem of a find with Maggi and Sherwin a stones throw away just in case plus Sherwin is a great chef at their restaurant in the village. We loved it for the peace and quiet and getting to know the neighbours.
Nathalie Peter from U.S.A. visited in February 2015 and awarded
My family and I have stayed in the Little House on the Hill in Castara five times now and there are numerous reasons we keep coming back. First of all, the hosts Marguarite and Sherwin Clarke are delightful, knowledgeable people and have become dear friends of ours over the years. They know how to make a visit to Tobago magical!
Second, the cottages sit up the mountain from the lovely Castara beaches and the more recent hustle and bustle of town. The two secluded units are surrounded by lush tropical gardens carefully tended by Sherwin. Depending upon the season, you may pick a mango, nectarine or banana for a snack.
Perched on their own hill, the cottages have verandas that overlook local life and the gardens. Here you enjoy a peaceful view of the surrounding hillsides, rainbows, sunsets, and starry night skies. And this is the place for armchair birding! Motmots, bananaquits, hummingbirds, and blue-gray tanagers regularly visit as they feed upon the flowers and fruit. A rind of papaya, crust of bread, and sugar from your breakfast tea placed on the railing can bring unimaginable visitors! In the distance, frigatebirds soar and flocks of parrots swirl.
The clean affordable cottages are simply furnished and equipped but we find most everything we need when we visit. They are a welcome retreat from our busy and gadgety lives stateside! The immediate grounds are flat and removed from the road. They were ideal for our children to safely run around and explore when they were young. It’s a fifteen minute walk up and down hill to Little Beach or you can rent a car from your hosts to wander farther.
An extra bonus is that Marguarite and Sherwin run a local restaurant in town. You can call in then pick up delicious dinners and dine under the stars on the verandas.
Thank you for wonderful times and memories, Marguarite and Sherwin,
Nathalie, Ben, Cali and Kyle
To view a detailed interactive map showing the location of this property relative to restaurants, shops and sightseeing features, click this link