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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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A rental villa and apartment with private pool and beach a short walk away

Perched on a hill in the centre of Parlatuvier, self-catering Tamarind House villa provides breathtaking, uninterrupted views of both the oldest protected rain forest in the Western hemisphere and one of the most attractive beaches along Tobago’s Caribbean coastline. Completed in April 2007 the rental villa with separate apartment is a thoughtfully designed and constructed log house. It is a perfect holiday retreat. From the verandas, pool, terrace and garden, guests can relax and watch the day go by - fishing boats leaving early and arriving with the catch mid afternoon, the daily migration of orange winged parrots, cocricos, egrets and corn birds to and from their favourite roosts, and much more besides. With the beach an easy stroll of 4 or 5 minutes away there is ample opportunity to swim and snorkel amongst coral reefs fringing the beach.

CUSTOMER REVIEW: Janine Turner from Norwich, UK visited in December 2007

My daughter and I stayed at Tamarind house for Christmas and new year and we had the most relaxing and interesting holiday ever.

The house and location are very beautiful. The house is spacious and furnished and equipped to a very high standard. The views of the palm tree lined sandy bay and the rain forest art quite wonderful. The village is pretty and quaint and the people friendly and helpful. We hired a jeep for the whole two weeks so that we could explore the wonderful and exotic countryside, idyllic bays and waterfalls. The evenings were spent chilling out in the pool and cooking fish on the Bar B Q or sipping rum punches on the wonderful terrace gazing at the sun setting on the bay. Sharon, the housekeeper was friendly, helpful and kept everything looking lovely. I can highly recommend Tamarind house as the perfect place to have a truely chilled out holiday in an exotic location.

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Details for Tamarind House Villa 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 3 Bathrooms

Tamarind House villa accommodation consists of:- In the main house (upper level):- 2 double bedrooms each with en-suite facilities. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite facilities. Large open-plan kitchen, dining and living area. Veranda with teak furniture and hammock. Laundry facilities. Two of the bedrooms open onto a long veranda overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and a further double bedroom enjoys wonderful rain forest views to the rear of the house. The living area also leads onto the long veranda with sea views at the front and views of the rain forest at the back.
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Lesley Finbow

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Speaks english
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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Tamarind House Villa
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 19 reviews
Tamarind House Villa
+44 (0)198 6798827
Saint Patrick Tobago

Tranquil, relaxing, gorgeous, peaceful and perfect

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Part of me wants to keep this hidden gem all to myself! But that seems terribly selfish, given that everyone should be given the opportunity to vacation in a place this pristine, perfect and full of pure joy at least once in their travels.

The house itself is just lovely, tucked away up on a hill, overlooking a small, clear fishing bay, nestled amongst an array of flowering plants, palms and green pastures. Since there were only two of us this trip, we stayed in the smaller apartment below the main house. It is even lovelier than even the pictures show, and was perfect for us. With plenty of sun, it boasts a cool air-conditioned bedroom with a large wardrobe and wooden hangers; a wonderful bath with a giant tiled shower and excellent water pressure; and a perfectly appointed kitchen with an ample sized fridge, gas stove, and all the pots, pans, cutlery and dish ware one could want. An intimate living room with comfy reading chairs also has a futon if you wanted or needed an extra bed.... And the four-person kitchen table was perfect if you ever wanted to eat inside. Leading out to the patio are large wooden doors that we kept open for most of the day, to bring in the sunshine, fresh air and a view of the garden.... And I don't think we once had a single bug! We did however, have myriad bird sightings, as well as a variety of friendly geckos and plump frogs - especially common after the nightly rains.

The grounds are lovely, private and outdoor eating area with a BBQ, small sink and prep area are perfect for dinners.... And the small pool is perfect for a dip in between chapters of whatever book you're enthralled in whole lounging on deck. Since we had the place to ourselves, we had the good fortune to enjoy the view from the upper deck. Padded Adirondack chairs and footrests line its length, so you can relax in the shade as you gaze out into the bay. (Although Ryan favored the oversize hammock for his naps). From here, you will see the dock bustling with activity when the fishermen come in, listen to the nearby school children practice their steel drums, and take in the gentle rhythm of country life: cows grazing, dogs playing, the chickens chasing each other about, laundry being hung out, and the locals chatting, laughing and fishing. Lesley prepared us wonderfully for our trip, setting up arrangements for everything prior to our arrival. We can't say enough good things about this lovely home and hope to be back before too long!
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Anne for writing such an in-depth review - it is so lovely to share our home with such appreciative guests and you have captured the essence of the house, gardens and local surrounds perfectly. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Tamarind House Villa
+44 (0)198 6798827
Saint Patrick Tobago

Tamarind House on Tobago

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
The house, location, pool and view were magnificent....and just what we expected. Owners were very accommodating. Parlatuvier Bay, with its beach, dock-fish, waterfalls, rain forest and kiln baked bread, was fantastic. A little away from the ocean-side action (diving) but with its quiet, laid back environment it met our needs nicely. We would recommend and of course go back again!
Tamarind House Villa
+44 (0)198 6798827
Saint Patrick Tobago


  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
We're torn about writing this review, since we want to keep this place as our secret! We had the most wonderful week staying at Tamarind House. It was pretty much perfect, and we definitely intend to return. The house is beautiful, just as in the photos, and everything is in excellent order. The kitchen is very well fitted out, and we used it to cook fresh fish bought from the village fishermen every evening. Sharon was helpful, and had a delicious meal prepared for our arrival. There is little better than waking up to the gorgeous view of the bay from the deck every morning. You do need a car, as the village is quite small, and public transportation links on the island aren't reliable, but most of your basic needs (including harpoon guns and engine oil!) can be found at Imbie's by the jetty. All in all, we had the best holiday we've had in Tobago in many years of coming to the island. We plan to be back next year, for sure!
Helpful votes: 2/2
Tamarind House Villa
+44 (0)198 6798827
Saint Patrick Tobago

Well-equipped villa in a great location

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
My wife and I spent a very happy fortnight in the twin-bedded groundfloor apartment. The accommodation is well-equipped and comfortable in a fantastic setting, with great views out over Parlatuvier . As the weather was rather more variable than was expected and the sea was very murky with an uncomfortable swell (so snorkelling was a bit limited), we spent a lot of time lazing in and around the pool rather than venturing out to beaches.

Lesley made the booking process very easy, and Sharon who looks after the house is lovely and a mine of useful information and will help you out in whatever way she can.

Around 11:30am, you may be treated to the delightful sounds of the primary school down by the beach having a steel pan band practice - they are amazing (apparently they've won competitions)!

Fishermen appear back between about 2:30 and 6pm, and it is a very painless process to buy direct from them - just tell one of the locals waiting on the jetty that you want to buy some fish and he'll help you (no bartering is required).

As others have mentioned, it is best to stock up at a supermarket before you get to Parlatuvier. We used CossCutter on Wilson Road a few hundred yards off the Claude Noel Highway (junction before NorthSide Road). Imbies by the jetty have a reasonable selection of essentials.

For vegetables, Shevonne has a little shop (shed) on the right about a mile before you get into Parlatuvier from Englishman's Bay. Her selection of veg was better than any other stall we came across and she will also tell you how to cook any of the exotic items that you may not have seen before.

We ate several times at Sunshine Restaurant in Bloody Bay (turn left at T-junction and its shortly on the left). Vanessa cooks traditional Creole food, you just choose what meat or fish you want, she'll tell you the way she'll cook it and it comes with the vegetables of the day. It's best to make a firm arrangement beforehand as she doesn't cook every night.

For swimming we went to Englishman's Bay, which tends to be calmer than Parlatuvier.

For local entertainment - best was Cheno's with amazing steel-pan & BBQ on saturday evenings (TT$280 for two including several drinks), also Boat House with African drumming on Wednesday nights. Both in Castara, start at 6:30pm and booking essential.

Best advice is to engage with the locals - they are lovely people and desperately need the support of tourists for their businesses.
Helpful votes: 4/4
Tamarind House Villa
+44 (0)198 6798827
Saint Patrick Tobago

Tamarind House is truly an exceptional getaway.

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
The Tamarind House is a beautiful villa that overlooks Parlatuvier Bay and is surrounded by tropical rain forest.

If you are looking for a truly local, non touristy, holiday experience I can't say enough about this villa. Lesley, the home owner, makes the process as easy as possible, the caretakers are friendly and exceptionally helpful, the locals are quick to smile and always friendly.

From the terrace you have exceptional views of the Bay, you often hear soca music from all angles, and can always retreat to the pool to refresh. The bedrooms are quite comfortable and the kitchen very large. The house is beautifully done and makes for an excellent base for further island exploration.

You are a 10 minute drive/30 minute walk from lovely Englishman bay and a short drive up the road puts you in the heart of the rainforest. Definitely plan a rainforest walk with a local guide though in truth many of the birds you see in the rainforest will be spotted from the terrace of the villa or around the pool.

Tips: Load up on supplies in and money in Crown Point and then avoid going back. You can pick up small supplies in Parlatuvier, Castara, or other small villages in the area. You may need to be flexible on their hours however, you are on island time mon. Also, don't be afraid to walk down to the Jetty to buy fish from the local fisherman. Its great fun, the prices are good, the fish is beautiful, and they will fillet or cut it into steaks for you.

Its worth having a car in Parlatuvier but you can easily lose time just relaxing on the terrace, visiting Parlatuvier bay, or cooling off in the pool. We will certainly be back.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Crown Point
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Bloody Bay
Car: recommended

The spectacular fishing village of Parlatuvier is just a 40 km drive from Crown Point Airport, up along the picturesque North Coast road. This working village has a perfect crescent shaped beach curving away towards pretty pastel beach houses, a small elementary school, a few tiny shops, a rum parlour and breathtaking views. Set against a backdrop of stunning tropical rain forest Parlatuvier is Caribbean village life at its simplest.

On either side of Parlatuvier are the villages of Castara, Englishman’s Bay and Bloody Bay, each with their own beautiful beaches and a variety of restaurants and small shops. Fresh fish can be bought most days from the jetty in Parlatuvier and at the fishermen’s cooperative in Castara. Bird watching, rain forest walks, boat trips, fishing trips, snorkeling and scuba diving are just a few of activities that can be found within the village or just a short drive away. In Parlatuvier, a unique and memorable tropical island experience is awaiting you.

Other Activities: swimming, snorkeling, bird watching, fishing, rain forest tours within 15 mins. Diving, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Wind Surfing, Surfing, Golf, Horse riding 20-30 mins

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3 nights
Discounts: 5 nights or more: £140 Nightly; 21 nights or more: £120 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £150.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Saint Patrick Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 143 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Safe
  • Basic Soaps
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Toilet Paper
  • Filtered Water
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • All Bedrooms are air-conditioned and have en-suite shower rooms and toilet. Bedrooms 1 and 2 open onto a veranda with stunning views overlooking the bay.
  • Radio
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Large Cooler
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • reefs
  • rain forests
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
In addition to Tamarind House villa (upper level) which sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms, we can also offer for rent Tamarind House apartment which is situated beneath the villa and offers accommodation for a further 2 - 4 people. Guests have the choice of renting the entire property, including the apartment, the main villa without the apartment, or the apartment on its own. If both the villa and apartment are required by the same family or group, we will be prepared to negotiate a reduced rate.
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