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Cozy cottage with hill view for bird lovers

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The view from the village to Onelovecottagetobago, the blue house on the right hand side
village view
upstairs full size bed with the mosquito net
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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
This rental offers a unique eco-friendly accommodation in a local village It comprises two apartments.These apartments are situated in the garden of your hosts Tiina and Lion and provides an opportunity to be immersed in the village life style. .Theï Cottage is a unique, eco-friendly, family-operated holiday home for travelers who are looking for easy, relaxing and stress free holiday. We try to include not only the elements that make Tobago holidays an exciting experience but also the elements that are ethnic to the island. Beyond the usual components of sun, sea and sand we like to promote Tobago`s charm in heritage and warmth in its people. Life in the village brings the local beat into your holiday. With the emphasis of comfort and the serenity of the surrounding nature you can fe...This rental offers a unique eco-friendly accommodation in a local village It comprises two apartments.These apartments are situated in the garden of your hosts Tiina and Lion and provides an opportunity to be immersed in the village life style. .Theï Cottage is a unique, eco-friendly, family-operated holiday home for travelers who are looking for easy, relaxing and stress free holiday. We try to include not only the elements that make Tobago holidays an exciting experience but also the elements that are ethnic to the island. Beyond the usual components of sun, sea and sand we like to promote Tobago`s charm in heritage and warmth in its people. Life in the village brings the local beat into your holiday. With the emphasis of comfort and the serenity of the surrounding nature you can feel “home away home” aura. Here the forested hills and lush foliage provide the perfect spot for bird watching. The scream of wild parrots and Cocricos is the alarm for the dawn to break in. The sweet taste of mangoes, bananas and papayas fresh from a tree is a delight for all the senses. The house is nestled in the garden next to the owners. The Cottage is built by the owner Lion in a traditional style. The wooden shutter windows create a breezy atmosphere. Interior is a mixture of Caribbean, Indian, African and European style. The cottage comprises two apartments. Both apartments are equipped with kitchen, ceiling and standing fans, mosquito nets, private bathrooms with hot and cold water. The apartments are self catering. We offer linen and towels for your arrival. There is a washing machine shared by both apartments. Spacious open air patios are ideal for dining, relaxing in a hammock and gazing at the life of the village. WiFi is available in part of the property and best in the garden and is free of charge. Both apartments include a cooker, fridge, kettle, all the usual pots and utensils, cutlery, glasses and cleaning equipment. If you have any specific requirements please ask. For a small additional charge we are happy to arrange airport transfers. Please email us to make arrangements Upstairs apartment has been resent renovated. With the addition of second bedroom we can now accommodate more guests .Also the kitchen has been is freshly furnished with a dining area.The current design has two separate bedrooms each with a full size bed . This is suitable for a family of four or two couples. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, a gas cooker, a microwave and small grill, . There is also a small radio in the apartment and pots and cutleries for 4-6 persons to dine. The cottage is situated south–west of Tobago in a small village . The distance to the international airport is about 22 km and the capital about 4 km. To the nearest beach is 5 km or 5 min drive by car. The local route taxis operate for .the cost less than $US1.00/one way /person and are easy to stop by the side of the road .There is no special taxi stand . If you like to hire a car we can arrange one for you at the present rate. If you want to use a bicycle, then please be aware that the streets are narrow and the hills are steep, so you need to be an accomplished rider. There are a few small shops and a mini mart to purchase food items and one vegetable shop in the village, but a wider range of goods are available in the supermarkets . There are also a few bars (rum shops as they are called locally) and a very small fast food place Tobago retains its natural character and sells itself as an eco-tourism destination. The beautiful and unspoilt nature of this tropical island appeals to the more discerning traveler who escapes mass tourism. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: COZYCOTTAGEWITHHILLVIEWFORBIRDLOVERSMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
We have no special rules for our guests. We hope that they respect our place as their home in cleanness.you may ask for extra linens if needed.If you bring other friends to stay over night you need to pay for their stay if not agreed in advance We are willing to discuss of any problems here.We hope that you enjoy your holiday and will be back again.
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About the Owner
Tiina L
Languages spoken:English, Finnish, Swedish
Response Rate:50%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2013
Interaction with guests
We live in our own property on the same yard next to the rental. We are most of the time around to assist you as much as needed. We also respect your privacy. If you wish to be picked up from the airport we will charge $15usd. We can help to arrange taxi and rental car. We also help with island tours and give you an introduction of to-do on your holiday, places to visit , safety and general info of the island life.
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Reviews (11)
Exploration257111
Exploration257111
1 contribution
I loved it.. ms Tina and her husband are very sweet people.. the place is very quiet and cosy.. there is no tv but I was still very comfortable
Visited December 2018
Written 16 February 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tiina F
Tiina F
Thank you for your review. It was lovely to host you in our rental and you are both welcome to spend your holiday with us again.
Written 17 February 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Josanne Hamilton
Josanne Hamilton
Trinidad1 contribution
I was surprised when I first arrived. Although I had seen the pictures, I somehow imagined it differently. It was quaint and cozy, airy, and had a beautiful view from the balcony. A place I could see myself living in, so long as I converted a bedroom into a living area. Most of the facilities were up to par, but I found the WIFI and washing machine services to be lacking. Would have also appreciated a stereo or working radio. Otherwise, no complaints. It was comfortable. Tiina and her husband were very willing to help. She picked us up from and dropped us back to the airport, and even volunteered to drive us to the beach. On a rainy Saturday, her husband kindly drove us to the nearest grocery. I found the variety store just across the road from the apartment to be very useful as well. All in all, a very relaxing experience, and one I don't mind reliving, especially with good company.
Visited December 2017
Written 1 January 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tiina F
Tiina F
Thank you for your review Josanne. You ate welcome to stay in our cottage any time.
Written 25 November 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

1omena1paaryna4
1omena1paaryna4
Oulu, Finland1 contribution
We were in paradise nine nights. Housing book was easy and Tiina helped in everything in advance. The upstairs apartement was lovely and spacious. The longer there was, the more you fell in love to the apartment and the village. The village got to know the genuine Carian without hurry anywhere. TIina and Lion helped everything, so there was easy to be. View from the apartment balcony was a taste of life. Because the village is up a hill in, a rental car is a must. TIina help here too. Thank you for everything Tiina and Lion. You made our holiday a unique and memorable.
Visited January 2017
Written 14 March 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tiina F
Tiina F
Thank you Anna-Leena and Hannu for staying in our cottage upstairs apartment. It was great to know you and hope to see you visiting Tobago and us sometime again. Tiina and Lion
Written 15 March 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rolin127
Rolin127
Montreal, Canada
For the price, I did not expect luxury but comfort was there. Tiina has followed us from the start of the trip until we arrived. We kept in touch and when we missed (bad wheather) our flight, she was the first to be contacted. In addition, she provided a driver for us to do our trips across the island. Keino has been of great help as a guide and allowed us to enjoy the green nature of Tobago, its beaches and other touristic attractions. The owners, Tiina and Lion, allowed us to spend unforgettable holidays.
Visited July 2016
Written 30 July 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Tiina F
Tiina F
Was nice to meet your family Ronald . Thank you for staying with us and I hope to meet you and your family again.
Written 31 July 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nemequittepas
nemequittepas
Trinidad6 contributions
I was really impressed with the cozy feel of the upstairs cottage and how breezy and beautiful it was. My best friend and I were only able to stay one night but I definitely intend to return as soon as I can. Tina met us in town and lead the way to the cottage and was a warm and knowledgeable host. The cottage has a wonderful "home away from home" vibe and I like that her family is on the compound which made us feel really safe. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a getaway not too far from the city.
Visited March 2016 Travelled with friends
Written 18 March 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JustinPBG
JustinPBG
New York City, NY5 contributions
The apartment is as advertised, a wonderful place to go and get away. Tiina and Lion keep the place clean and orderly, and if you want a good place to go and read, recharge, book it. Tiina and Lion are wonderful hosts, and they will truly give you an introduction to the beautiful island of Tobago. They even often have freshly grown fruit (bananas and mangos) they offer you from their garden. The location is relatively remote, but frankly not far from town or from the beaches. It's on top of a hill which makes for great views, and about a 5-10 minute drive from nearby attractions. I wouldn't go there expecting a resort, but I wouldn't really go to Tobago at all for such a thing. It is a cottage where you can meet and live amongst the locals and let yourself disconnect from your hectic life. I am not sure when we will return, but we hope to do so at some point. Yeaaahhh boy!
Visited July 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 26 July 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alexis J
Alexis J
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Very comfortable with amazing artistic interior design. I stayed for a full two weeks with my car and the studio apartment and to be honest I still miss it! Tiina and Lion were amazing, they would accommodate any queries and I am sure would even take you out if you were interested. Whatever fruit season it is I'm sure you will get to experience it whether its a breakfast smoothie or fresh fruit picked that morning. No complaints and the kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need to cook which is always surprising but a complete plus! Even though it was a village in the country feel, Tiina and Lion are every much well known in the community and knowing that I felt very safe and didn't have any problems or hassle. I recommend it fully.
Visited June 2015 Travelled solo
Written 18 June 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rob G
Rob G
Toronto, Canada
My family and I recently rented the entire guesthouse [upper & lower], and have only praise for the treatment we received while there. The house was even more lovely than in the photos - as were Tina, Lion, and Spice. In fact, we now consider them part of our extended family, and send our warmest wishes to them always. Our stay lasted for an entire month, and we completely loved our experience...from the happy moment that we arrived, right through until the sad one when we departed.
Visited January 2015 Travelled with family
Written 27 April 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ulanij
Ulanij
6 contributions
I can not express my thanks to Tiina & Lion (& Spice) for their hospitality while we stayed in their lovely apartment in Whim.. The apartment had everything we needed & the views across the village by day or moonlight left us relaxed, chilled & refreshed. Staying local instead of a hotel we experienced "real" Tobago. From the Rum Shack to the Chicken shack :) to the lovely meal that Tiina & Lion cooked us with fresh produce in the garden, . We hired a car during our stay & travelled the island & the local contacts with their knowledge that they are so keen to share helped enormously... Would we stay there again? Most definitely altho hopefully the cockerel would have moved on by then lol .. But as I said it's village life :)
Visited September 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 17 October 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ADowner
ADowner
Mansfield, United Kingdom1 contribution
My friend & I stayed in this lovely little apartment for two weeks, not only did we have a lovely place to stay but we also met & stayed with a lovely couple - Tiina & Lion, the owners. The apartment was situated around 20 metres from Tiina & Lions house, so they were often knocking about if we needed them. When we first booked the apartment, we kept in regular touch with Tiina before we came out. Tiina would get in touch every few weeks & give us information about the place where we were going & also arranged travel arrangements with us. Anytime I asked Tiina a question, she would respond quickly & give us all the information we needed. The apartment we stayed in was the bigger of the two, upstairs with a lovely decking area looking out over Whim. The kitchen was lovely, with a single bed in the corner and a double bed in the other room. Mosquito nets were provided, all kitchebn appliances were & if we had any problems, Tiina & Lion would be right onto it! Tiina & Lion definitely helped make our 2 month trip in the carribean worthwhile. Tiina picked us up from the Ferry when we landed, she took us to get some food shopping and back to the apartment. We would go on days out with Tiina & Lion to different villages, to the local beaches & to the bar until whatever time we wanted! Not only were they great hosts, but we have also made lovely friends with them who we hope to meet again in the future! Plus they have a lovely dog (Spice) & they're both great at cooking... Tiina also has her own little shop in Buccoo, which sells wonderful little gifts & clothing. The village itself is lovely & everyone is friendly, there is a small local shop & a supermarket not far away (transport needed). Everything about the place was lovely (apart from the mosquitos) but what made it extra special was Tiina & Lion looking out for us & helping us when we needed it. We were two young females who needed a bit of guidance & support - which is exactly what they provided when we requested it. Thank you so much for the fresh juice, the company, the food & the lifts. We wouldn't have had half as much fun if you weren't around :) xx
Visited June 2014 Travelled with friends
Written 11 September 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
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About the neighbourhood
The cottage is located in a small village called Whim. It is a very local village ,no big hotels or guest houses around. So you will certainly feel home with friendly Tobagonians. It is also very safe place to stay as our house is in the same garden and neighbors looking after each others. We have one friendly dog called Spice .The beaches are near. The nearest beach Turtle Beach is 5 min drive away and Mt. Irvine Bay about 8 min . To Scarborough and the ferry terminal is 5 min drive by car and to Crown Point airport 30 min There is a reasonable local route taxi service from Whim to Scarborough. You pay less than $ 1.00 one way. If you wish we can help you find a rental car for official rate.
Getting around
We recommend our guest to rent a private car or hire a taxi driver to see the sight seeings and beaches and rain forest with waterfalls .We can also take you around once we have time and is planned in time.
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Cozy cottage with hill view for bird lovers is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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