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Rainbow ,Caribbean romance, private waterfall and secluded beaches

Trevor Patience

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Trevor Patience

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2015
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Rainbow ,Caribbean romance, private waterfall and secluded beaches

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Saint Patrick Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Romantic

Nestled in the foothills of Tobago's Nature Forest Reserve, where walks through the old coco plantation are filled with lush flora and interesting fauna. A photographer´s dream with its private waterfall. A stroll to the beach takes 15mins.

Take a soak in the blue Caribbean Sea or just hang around the deck with the royal palms and roll into the coolest rainwater pool ever. You compete with the birds for first pick of the fruit that abound, bananas ,pawpaw, sapodilla, guava ,coconuts

Birdwatching, Trail walking: The island contains a wide variety of bird habitats, including, tropical rainforest, swamp forest,semi-deciduous forest,mangrove swamp, freshwater marshland, coastal fringes and savannah, as well as cultivated lands, these habitats are are not extensive and support distinct population of birds, such as parrots, cocorico`s, king of the woods, jacamas, together with the humming birds there are about 100 species that breed in Tobago.We are situated in the foothills of an ancient tropical rainforest and due to the abandon cocoa plantation there are many trails into the hills and to the beach which are well kept.

Deep sea diving: The Sisters Isles, a group of rocks just off shore, the famous brain coral located 30 mins away at Speyside, great snorkelling in our horse shoe bay of Parlatuvier and fishing off the jetty at night

deep sea fishing: A must for any angler worth his / her salt, its all there

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Trevor Patience (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family including two kids, age 12 & 15, stayed at Rainbow Lodge for 3 weeks,Aug-Sept,2012.

We had a most fantastic time,Trevor ,the owner, was so welcoming and all his friends were a delight to meet.

We were taken into the Rainforest and fishing out at sea, all through Trev`s contacts.

The Lodge itself is beautiful, it is well maintained and the views are stunning, looking out to the Caribbean Sea across the rainforest .

We had some tasty meals out, to be honest we would quite happily have stayed at the villa and not travel out, as lying in the hammock by the pool could have been enough.

A walk down to the waterfall is just lovely through the old cocoa estate.

We would not hesitate to recommend this villa, which is away from the hustle and bustle of the the more touristy parts of the island, to any one thinking of a beautiful Caribbean ,Tobago holiday, we give Rainbow Lodge 5 stars.

We come away with wonderful memories and a wish to return.

Mike, Pam and the Kids
Aug 2012
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 55 traveler reviews

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Rainbow ,Caribbean romance, private waterfall and secluded beaches
average rating of 4.7818184 based on 59 reviews
5

WOW! Magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about this wonderful "tree house" and our congenial host, Trevor. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary here and we could not have found a more romantic location. The view was spectacular, the pool sparkling, the top of the hill private, and we had everything we needed to make our 10 day stay comfortable and convenient. We like to cook and ate most of our meals in (including the delicious papaya and bananas straight off the tree) and the kitchen was more than sufficient. Trevor has done a beautiful job building Xanadu to make the most of the magnificent surroundings and he is a wonderful host. He was a wealth of information and was always available to answer our questions but never intrusive. You will enjoy his company as much as this beautiful setting. We can’t wait to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us Cheryl and Bob Trust you had an enjoyable return flight home, and anew beginning. The fruit trees especially the Avocado is now in full bloom, we have to be quick to compete with the birds for the Papayas, which can now be picked from the bathroom window. The weather continues to be near perfect and the Caribbean Sea awesome in its shades of blue green. Thank you folks have a great life and see you again Cheers T
5

The most amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from the most amazing 12-days on the island - and the highlight was undoubtedly our dreamlike villa.

Villa Xanadu is located high up in the rainforest above Parlatuvier, Tobago which provided us with the most stunning views through the tree canopies, down to the beach of off into the abyss of the Caribbean sea. The villa itself is very spacious, and would easily facilitate 4 visitors. The decking has a variety of comfy chairs where you can while away hours while the infinity pool is just the icing on the cake - cool, clean, deep and with stunning views.

Every day we were enchanted by the sights and sounds of the rainforests, and even though we weren't twitchers before hand, we certainly enjoyed watching the wildlife living in the same space as you are. From Gekkos to Parrots, you get it all at Xanadu! We can not recommend this villa enough.

Thank you Trevor for making our stay so special.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike and Ruth Next time you come the Avocadoes will be bearing Those Pawpaw fruit that you can pick from the shower window ,turned out to be seedless,the best ever. So happy you enjoyed Xanadu, it was built with love, It is always a fight with the parrots and birds who gets the fruit first. The sweet Sapodilla tree near to the water tanks belong to the Chacalaka birds. Thank you folks was great hosting you Cheers T
5

Luxurious stay among birds and beautiful wildlife

  • 5 of 5

Trevor Patience Villa Xanadu is Out of this World, up in the tree tops with the most amazing wildlife and view you can possibly imagine. Dinosaur sounding birds that wake you up in the morning, hummingbirds and parrots that join you for lunch and bats that swoop down around you as night falls.

We were warmly welcomed and Trevor was very helpful and made sure we had a good time and had everything we needed during our stay. The villa is really something special, very much like a spacious tree house but at the same time clean and safe. We had our two year old running around barefoot around the area and there were never any problems except for some hungry mosquitos. Kitchen, bathroom, and shower facilities were great. In both up and down stairs shower you could gaze out into the lush rainforest and also down towards the ocean. There is a lovely, big chill-out area with a refreshing rainwater pool. And the waterfall is just a 5-10 minute walk down a beautiful path. The closest beach was also lovely and barely any tourists around with two simple restaurants that served good food, manly fish.

We recommend staying here! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
1

I would NEVER stay here again

  • 1 of 5

I was so excited to book the Villa Xanadu based on the wonderful reviews. We arrived there for our 3 night stay and were initially enchanted. The view is stunning, the private infinity pool is lovely, and it felt like being in a treehouse. Trevor showed us around and then told us he would be leaving to visit a friend on another part of the island for several days. Well, things started to go south the first night when we were swarmed by mosquitoes, moths, locusts, and other insects as soon as dark set in. The living room is outside and there is literally no way to escape the bugs except under the mosquito net over the bed upstairs, as there are no window screens anywhere. There were also geckos pooping everywhere and bats darting in and out of the house after the bugs. We were preparing to take a dip in the pool when we heard someone crashing around farther down the hill and saw them wandering around with a flashlight. No idea who it was or what they were doing, but it put us on edge, especially when we went to bed and realized that there is absolutely NO way whatsoever to lock or secure the house. Every singe door and window is basically a sheet of plywood with the flimsiest of latches, and one entire wall of the downstairs is made of swinging panels that don't latch at all, so even if you closed every door and window anyone could walk right in, and it made it hard to relax and go to sleep. I hope it is safe up there, but after seeing someone wandering around the jungle with a flashlight earlier it creeped us out, especially since Trevor wasn't there and we didn't see the guard/groundskeeper he mentioned (Ranger) the entire trip. When we left to go out during the day we were extremely nervous about leaving any valuables, again, as there is absolutely no way to lock or secure the house. I am not an overly nervous traveler, but I am not at all familiar with the area and Trevor was away, so it felt weird to leave passports and money in what essentially amounts to an open air pavilion. Between the bugs, bats, geckos pooping everywhere, and the rat in kitchen I could not get out of there soon enough. Also, no drinking water is provided and Trevor told us to boil the tap water ourselves. I am okay with rustic but for that price I expect a lot more (like drinking water and basic security). I didn't feel safe or comfortable and would not stay there again nor would I recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Margret. So sorry, I got back ,just after you left, had no idea of your ordeal. Today I received a Super Host Reward from AirBnB. A hi five from a 3 year old hanging out with her parents at Xanadu. She was learning all about nature, while her mother took photos of a Locust, a humming bird and a butterfly on their sun deck, all the while drinking Chilled(boiled)rainwater. The shock of your review, gave me a chance to reflect. We have been blessed to be able to live here with doors wide open, Safe and secure, even a flash light passing in the night is friendly like the fire flies flashing at night. Your insecurity caused you to leave all the lights on, which invited the insects to come check you out. I did tell you to leave on only the yellow lights, insects are not drawn to it. The friendly geckos will eat all your invited guests and leave their appreciation. The rat you saw is a local nocturnal Marsupal called a miniture Manicue, also drawn to lights at night. Our 85% occupancy reflects our great value for money, and so does the previous 51 ,5 Star reviews. Again I apologize Margret,for not being more available, it was a choice between you and my grand sons. I promise you , if you every change your mind, I ,Trevor will hang around just for you, My apologies also for Ranger, he own 4 boys needed attention. From us all at the Retreat and for all you guests and future guests We will look after you now even better and continue to make at least 98% of you happy. Thanks Margret I remain yours Trevor Ps Now We all learn a lesson in the Tropics .. keep the lights low
5

Tropical paradise

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property on a lovely part of the island. The view from the master bedroom is amazing, while lying in bed you can look down across the rain forest onto the bay below, it's quite a sight to wake-up to in the morning. The house itself is immaculate, the pictures do not do it justice. The infinity pool is a good size, deep and well maintained; there's an open air sun deck with outdoor lounge, TV, sofas and chaise longue. If you're feeling uninhibited you can shower in the open air, or alternatively the master bathroom has wide open views into the virgin rain forest.

Trevor was a fabulous host. He was very flexible in extending our stay for another night at short notice, and was on hand (his home is just a stone's throw away) to help with any little queries we had about local restaurants, etc.

Trevor currently has three rental properties. Xanadu sits at the top of the hill and has a commanding view down on the rest of the estate ("Patience"). All three of the rental properties look charming, but Xanadu was another league. Our 12 night vacation started at the 5* Trinidad Hyatt, and moved onto Coco Reef (reportedly the best beach resort on Tobago). Xanadu put the rest of the trip in the shade by quite a margin; when we arrived the wife likened it to Branson's Necker Island, it's that spectacular.

Car hire strongly recommended, the estate is relatively secluded and there's not a great deal in the immediate area. You also need to be prepared to be woken by the birds, as flocks of Cocorico (the national bird of Tobago) are frequent visitors to this area, and just like the people they represent can be fairly spirited in the small hours!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Loved the comparison to Sir Richards` ,Necker Island. You missed the Waterfall, next time.
5

Perfect... just what we needed!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks in October (sorry for the late review back to the rat race!!) We enjoyed everything about the experience. The house had everything we needed and more! It was very clean,plenty of towels and hot water were available. The swimming pool was just lovely and the perfect spot to chill and look at the stunning views over the sea or across the forest. Trevor and Ranger are great hosts and are there when needed but not at all intrusive. The waterfall was a pure delight and the walk was well worth it. Our visit was during the closed season but there was plenty of restaurants around the island to eat and they were all superb especially the amazing lobster at the Birdwatchers in Speyside! Be sure to visit the jetty in Paraltuvier and buy fresh fish or even better book one of the local fisherman to take you out and catch your dinner. A visit to this accommodation is a definite must I would visit again tomorrow given the opportunity!! Thank you for making our holiday so beautiful. Donna, Stuart, Dave and Rose.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings from beautiful sunny Parlatuvier Hi Folks I thank you , with loads of love. You are my 50th, 5 star review. I thank you for choosing to spend your vacation with us. Look forward to doing it all over again. Love you folks T

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Crown Point
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Village
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Scarborough
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Village
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Parlatuvier
Car: necessary

Located 150m above sea level. Part of an old coco plantation, with its own private waterfall. Well kept trails into the rain forest, a bird watchers dream. Panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, the sisters rocks - offshore islands famous for deep sea diving and fishing. This sleepy fishing village nestled in the horseshoe bay of Parletuvier, with its night lit jetty, where lines are thrown late into the cool evening.

Imbi's shop caters for most needs. Sharon at the bar cooks daily lunch, fresh fish from the days catch.

To the west is the world famous beach at Englishman's Bay, Eula will feed you there.

Bloody Bay to the east, named for the savage naval battle fought between the English and French.

'The sea turned crimson and bodies washed up on Dead Mans Bay. There is a fabulous waterfall just in from the secluded beach.

Nearby Castara has a few restaurants an ATM machine and an internet cafe. We encourage you to ease back, rest, relax and enjoy. See you soon,

Golf: Two courses are 40 mins away, the mt. Irvine and plantation the other

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Saint Patrick Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Refundable damage deposit $250
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Amenities

Saint Patrick Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • Very spacious and well ventilated.Views of the rainforest, hot and cold water pumped from the pure artesian deep water wells of the rainforest.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • East room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    West room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • A Queen sized very comfortable bed, Organic Cotton linen , draped behind seer curtains , Wall fans , very cool, bamboo carpets on wooden floors, huge open windows, looking out over the lush Tropical Forest with the sounds of the waterfall and and views of the Caribbean Sea.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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