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Carpe Diem Villa. Sunset2. Studio with Sea Views even from the Beds! Great Wi-fi

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First view of Carpe Diem villa with steps up to Sunset 2 at the far end of the house
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
5 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Carpe Diem Villa has 2x Self Catering STUDIO apartments downstairs which are both rent-able separately & are mirror images of each other. They have separate entrances, but share the same balcony & view across Castara bay-Even from the beds! SPECIAL OFFER 1st May-30th November 2022/3- £40 per night per studio subject to availability. Please note 5x night minimum stay. Taken on a Self Catering bases only. Check us out on social media to read more reviews. We are traditionally built and completed in 2007 & are located just a short walk off the Northside Road in the friendly fishing village of Castara on the Caribbean side of Tobago which is...Carpe Diem Villa has 2x Self Catering STUDIO apartments downstairs which are both rent-able separately & are mirror images of each other. They have separate entrances, but share the same balcony & view across Castara bay-Even from the beds! SPECIAL OFFER 1st May-30th November 2022/3- £40 per night per studio subject to availability. Please note 5x night minimum stay. Taken on a Self Catering bases only. Check us out on social media to read more reviews. We are traditionally built and completed in 2007 & are located just a short walk off the Northside Road in the friendly fishing village of Castara on the Caribbean side of Tobago which is a perfect place to work remotely or relax . The two STUDIOS are block built, they are light & airy with high ceilings & have a fully tiled 'wet-room' styled bathroom with shower, hand basin & WC plus hot & cold water. We have fitted filters on the cold water supply in the kitchens so no need to buy bottled water unless you particularly wish to! They are the mirror image of each other & have good cooking facilities with a 'proper Saffire' stove & grill ( not a hot plate !!), large fridge/freezer ( large enough for lots of Carib!) crockery & cooking utensils for 4 & all you will need including a liquidiser for all the fruit from the garden -in season Each studio has a queen size red cedar bed with mosquito nets & sleep 2 people comfortably. We can provide an extra single bed or child's cot if requested. We provide free standing fans + a ceiling fan, although the high ceilings keep all the rooms cool. All doors/windows are made of local cedar & are louvered. No need for AC here! Outside a large balcony has drop down blinds for shade & with table & chairs so that you can eat Al fresco . Perfect for bird watching & sunsets! There is separate access to each studio. There is also a shared BBQ area and pizza/bread oven-check first as sometimes the hens lay their eggs in there!. Free Wi-fi is available to use if you need to work remotely BUT check with your partner to see if he/she will let you spend time on the internet while you are on holiday!! Both of the 2 Sandy Beaches are just a short stroll away ( 200 yards ) where you can fish swim, snorkel with the Stingrays, fish or pull the Seine! We built the house for us and our family and friends to enjoy. The word spread about how good it was so we ended up letting it out to like minded people. You can do as much or as little as you want here. The main thing is to relax and recharge your batteries. That is why we call it the 'Great Escape'. A Bird Watchers paradise. Great local food, fresh fish every day. In the evening visit the bars and 'lime' with the locals. Visit the small local restaurants to taste the local cuisine or cook up the fish you caught (maybe) on the house BBQ then relax and dream about the one that got away! All accommodation is NO SMOKING except on the balconies. Carpe Diem ' Seize the day'More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
For any problems, repairs or replacement/additional items please let ourselves or housekeeper know asap so that we can act accordingly No smoking at all is allowed inside the property. You may smoke outside upon the balcony if it does not disturb any other guests (please check first), using a suitable ashtray & disposing of the buts safely without risk of fire.. Do not bring village dogs to the property, feed them or allow them access to any room We really hope that you enjoy your stay!
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Christopher & Yvonne R
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2009
Interaction with guests
We wish you to feel safe & comfortable at our property. We follow the current Covid 19 Regulations which state that all rooms must be cleaned & sanitised to a high standard prior to your visit. Please follow the Covid 19 guidelines & Stay Safe Hand washing, Wearing a Mask, Keep a Safe Distance In order to minimise contact a basket of clean bed linen & fresh towels will be left in the room at the start of your stay, in order for you to change your own bed mid week. Please put your dirty linen/towels in this basket & leave it outside the room so that it can be washed. If you are staying longer another basket of clean linen will be left for you. No housekeeping other than this service is provided. Feel free to ask us or our mgr any Qs
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Reviewed 16 December 2019

Great place to stay with good value. Back a bit and up the hill from the beach, so great views and peaceful. Lots of birds at feeders. Clean. Two double doors open the whole room to nature and the sea views. Owners with great communications,...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Peter B
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Management response:Responded 11 March 2020

Sorry we were not there to meet you! A new grandson meant we were in England. Castara is still relatively unaffected by 'tourism' and visitors ( not tourists ) are able to enjoy a special piece of the Caribbean . You will always be welcomed...More

Reviewed 9 September 2015

Let me begin by saying the only reason I gave 4 stars (I wouldve given 4.5 if it was an option) instead of 5 is because of the pillows. I like fat, fluffy bed pillows and because these were on the flatter side, I had...More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank Sue F
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Management response:Responded 22 September 2015

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us & may return in the future- Castara is addictive..but we do wish that you had mentioned the problem with the pillows to us at the time-as we have a whole store of them &...More

Reviewed 6 July 2015

A great vacation can only happen if the location, accommodation and people are great too. Although I had not spoken or met Yvonne or Chris the information and helpfulness was fantastic, especially when my airline decided to change the date of my flight. I know...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank pridswww
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Management response:Responded 7 July 2015

So glad that you really enjoyed your holiday & stay with us. Only sorry that we were not able to be there to meet you -maybe next time? Chris & Yvonne

Reviewed 15 April 2015

We were graced to have found the owners and our pad. There were times in our stay when, even though we are constant explorers, that we did not want to leave the front deck. Birds and lizards all over the place....as well as lovely owners...More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank Dick W
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Management response:Responded 28 May 2016

It was really lovely to have you both stay....hope to see you both in the future Chris & Yvonne

Reviewed 18 March 2015

We had a lovely stay at Carpe Diem. The accommodation was very good and the views were stunning. Chris and Yvonne were most helpful and made us feel very welcome.

Date of stay: February 2015
1  Thank David and Jane S
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Management response:Responded 23 March 2015

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us & hope to see you both next year!

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Reviewed 17 February 2015

My husband and I chose to stay in Castara for an 8-day vacation in February 2015 and found the Carpe Diem Villa on tripadvisor. We shared Chris & Yvonne's place upstairs and wondered if staying in someone's space would be OK - all of the...More

Date of stay: February 2015
Thank Eliska G
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Management response:Responded 28 May 2016

Its great that you felt at home with us & look forward to seeing you both again in the future Prof & Yvonne

Reviewed 7 February 2015

We really enjoyed our 2 week stay here. The accomodation was good, very clean, and as described with everything we needed at hand. The views are fantasic and it was lovely to wake up and look out over the bay in the early morning. The...More

Date of stay: January 2015
Thank Ginny C
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Management response:Responded 28 May 2016

Thank you for the lovely review. Castara is located really well for sight seeing day trips out but most guests are glad to get back "home" to chill out & relax Looks like you got the balance right! Chris & Yvonne

Reviewed 28 September 2014

Carpe Diem is ideally positioned, the sea/beach and village are easily accessible and the accomodation is placed such that you observe the birds and wild life without having to move from the comfort of the veranda. The studio inside is comfortable and met our needs...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank devonvisitor5
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Management response:Responded 19 February 2015

Sorry we missed you! It is always great to be able to put faces to the names of people we have been 'talking' to on the internet. The friendliness and helpfulness of the people here in the village was one of the main things that...More

Reviewed 25 January 2014

Yvonne and the Professor were amazing in every way possible, from the time we submitted the request for booking until after we had already gotten home! The room is fantastic with a nice little kitchenette, bathroom, and comfy bed, as well as an amazing view...More

Date of stay: January 2014
Thank Brianna04
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Management response:Responded 28 May 2016

Thank you so much for your lovely review Just a note to say that we now have fibre optic wi-fi so we dont have the same drop out problem when it rains! Chris & Yvonne

Reviewed 19 March 2013

There we were, stuck in Castara with no place to stay for one night. We were "between" stays in Castara Cottage, and were starting to wonder if we'd have to spend the night in the rental car (no, it wasn't really quite that bad), when...More

Date of stay: February 2013
1  Thank toucanbob
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Management response:Responded 18 March 2013

Hi Bob & Gitti Glad that we were able to help & that you enjoyed your stay with us even though short-its always worth asking the question as sometimes we...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Porch
Safe
Shared Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
The house is set just off the Northside Road overlooking the whole of the Castara bay. Its a small friendly fishing village on the Caribbean side of Tobago. Its a 2 minute walk down to the 2 Sandy beaches, where sunloungers are available The main beach has lifeguards on duty and a beach facility The small village has stores which sell everything from bread, fresh fruit &; vegetables to plumbing parts!. There are bars and restaurants/cafes, a small waterfall a short stroll along the Castara River for a cold dip on a hot day!. The bay is good for snorkeling, bathing and fishing. Local fishermen offer days out to fish or local tour operators can take you out for a day trip including a beach BBQ, snorkeling. Its a brilliant day out!
Getting around
We invest in the local community and there is car hire, local drivers & tour operators available in the village. They can take you Sight Seeing for the day or to a particular event such as Sunday school, festivals, football matches, Being with Horses, Bio Luminance tours, bathing in the Nylon Pool, Chocolate making etc Please ask us for details as we can help you organise personalised tours !
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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