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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 27 January 2013

We, 2 couples, stayed here Jan. 2013, for 5 nights, and would definitely go back here. We had one of the studios, as well as The Green Room, and it worked out perfectly for us. The owners, Yvonne and Chris, arrived 2 days before we...More

Date of stay: January 2013
Thank Marilyn M
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Management response:Responded 27 January 2013

Hi Marilyn Thank you for such a lovely review & we are so glad to have had chance to meet you all even if it was just for a few...More

Reviewed 2 September 2012

My husband and I stayed in one of the downstairs apartments for our honeymoon in September 2011, and had a wonderful time! We were greeted by Chris and Yvonne who immediately made us feel at ease and welcome. The apartment was airy and well-equipped, the...More

Date of stay: September 2011
Thank Gillian S
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Management response:Responded 28 May 2016

Honey moons are so special & it sounds like yours was too! We are glad that we could make things happen for you.. Chris & Yvonne

Reviewed 17 April 2012

We stayed at Carpe Diem Villa for 4 nights.....the accommodation was great with everything you needed to make your stay relaxed and comfortable....the view from the balcony was amazing and the owners, Chris and Yvonne were friendly, welcoming and helpful! The villa is set up...More

Date of stay: February 2012
Thank seahorse35
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Management response:Responded 11 March 2020

How did we miss responding to this lovely review ! We are so happy that you wee able to see what it is about Castara that brought us here originally ! So many guests come again and again and do become friends as well.

Reviewed 11 April 2012

This place is owned and managed by a very nice couple who will make sure you are aware of everything that is going on in the village and around the area. They take lots of attention to detail and are extremely nice. They will also...More

Date of stay: April 2012
Thank OwenWallace
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Management response:Responded 11 March 2020

I do not know how we missed responding to this great review! You really saw why we and so many others love Castrara and come back time and time again. So glad that you had such a great break !

Reviewed 3 April 2012

We spent two weeks at Carpe Diem in March 2012 - our first time in the Carribbean. It's five minutes from either the beach or the centre of the village and was exactly what we hoped for when we booked. We were fortunate in that...More

Date of stay: March 2012
1  Thank Chris J
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

Christopher and Yvonne were extremely helpful and accommodating. The studio is conveniently situated in Castara close to the beach and away from the more touristy end of the island (still not very touristy)! The accommodation was just what we needed, clean and simple, (we ate...More

Date of stay: February 2012
Thank Sue F
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

While considering a trip to TT, I randomly contacted Chris (one of the owners) to inquire about the country and travel there. As I reviewed lodging, I later learned that he and his wife, Yvonne, owned and operated Villa Carpe Diem. (He never mentioned it!)...More

Date of stay: February 2012
Thank dano_in_ohio
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Management response:Responded 22 February 2012

There should be a section to enable owners to review guests as well! Dan O & his buddy James were really great guests and we would not hesitate in giving...More

Reviewed 21 February 2012

You have compared websites, comfort, view, cost and made your booking: then you hold your breath. At Carpe Diem, we got more than we expected: the transfer from the airport worked as arranged with Denzill, we found a large studio, a very comfortable bed, full...More

Date of stay: February 2012
Thank Armelle L
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

We spent a week at Carpe Diem after having a week in a hotel at Crown Point. It was a complete contrast. If you are looking for an authentic taste of the Carribean then you should try Castara and make Carpe Diem your base. The...More

Date of stay: November 2011
Thank Jean F
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

Our villa sat overlooking Castara a small fishing village,there is a lovely sandy beach with safe swimming and snorkeling . Our hosts arranged a fantastic boat trip for the day , also a day at Pirates Bay and one of the oldest rainforest in the...More

Date of stay: September 2011
1  Thank NIck B
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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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