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The house is locatoin the center of POS. Very secure, Spacious insi de. New

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 10 nights


About the property

3BR Unclassified Vacation Rental POS. Trinidad and Tobago

The house is in the Newtown area of Port of Spain.

Secured Internet connection and Cable TV in the house.

Fully equipped and furnished. The house has air conditioning, washer and dryer.

The kitchen has a range, oven, cappuccino machine, microwave, pots, pans, glasses, cups, plates and cutlery and other utensils.

The property is fenced in and has a carport, to park your car, if you rent one.

The area is very safe with the American and German Embassy close by.

You have enough room so you will not feel crowded, even with six people have plenty of room.

For more details look below.

We to take credit card payments.

You can use Pay Pal, Visa, Master, American Express, Discover, Bank Cards.

There is a smaller house, which is also fully furnished.

It has 2 bed rooms, bath room, kitchen, living room, dining room and a patio.

It has AC, wasning machine, dryer, cable and Internet.

It can sleep 4 to 6 guest.

89 Woodford Street is centrally located in Port of Spain.

If you are into running or walking, you are right by the Queens Savannah which is used to run around, stretch, or walk by the locals as well as visitors.

Or you can just sit down on a bench and drink some coconut water from a local vendor parked there with his truck.

There is a first class fitness center and TGI Friday's in the BP building by the West Queens Savannah.

You have many different restaurants around the area. From very expensive to moderate.

The Hilton Hotel, The Crown Plaza Hotel and Kapok Hotel are in walking distance.

The Presidential Palace and Prime Minister Office are around the Savannah. The Botanical Gardens and Empire Zoo are by the Savannah. In walking distance.

The American and German Embassy are around the corner from the House. The Roman Catholic Church is by the Savannah.

You guessed it: In walking distance. The Business district and POS Financial Center, in walking distance.

The Red House, Place of the government of T&T, is 10 minutes away. The Queens Oval, where the Cricket Test Matches are played, is in walking distance.

The Soccer Stadium is in walking distance.

In short, you are in the middle of it all.

As for Carnival time you could not get any closer to where the action is. The Calypso Tent has the competitions nightly in the Savannah.

Jenny on the Boulevard, a very popular place and my personal favorite, are a few minutes walking from the house.

A new Italian Restaurant is on the end of the block, a 5 minute walk. It is a little pricy, but has good food, nicely presented and good service. They have nice pasta dishes on the menu. Opposite that you have an Indian Restaurant and a Chinese Restaurant is on the other corner.

The two things you should have at least one time while you are in Trinidad: Roti and Doubles.

The place around the corner has about the best in town.

But you have to place your order before lunch, because they close in the afternoon.

A local mini super market in case you forgot to buy something that you need.

If you are attending a business meeting, conference in one of the big hotels, or have to be in Trinidad longer than a few days, you might want to rent a house, instead of a room with a mini bar.

There are 2 - 32 ' Flat Screen TV's and a DVD player.

You also have a Direct and a Wireless Internet Connection.

More Details


Newtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The house is locatoin the center of POS. Very secure, Spacious insi de. New
average rating of 4.568182 based on 55 reviews
Brooklyn, NY, USA

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

The Photos could only tell how great the house is, but actually being there is even better. I've rented the house for the past 2 years during the summer. It is GREAT. The house is very centralized and close to everything. It's steps away from the American Embassy, Queens Park Oval, and Club Zen. Banks, Markets, Shops, Movies etc, are all 5 -10 mins away. It seemed like home away from home. I felt very comfortable and the area is very quite. The house is very clean and well kept.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2007
  • Stayed: July 2007
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Great as always

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location and price!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rachel and Robert. It is always a pleasure to have you stay with us. I hope to see you again next Christmas 😊 Best regards from Lucy and Hendrik
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Beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I Enjoyed our stay, we felt very safe, secure and relaxed! The place is located very close to restaurants, the savannah, and public transport. The owners are very, very welcoming and professional. We absoulty would love to stay with them again in the future, Hendrik made us feel like family!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion in Trinidad this year and we booked both houses with Hendrik and Lucy. The houses were very clean and everything worked great. There is so much space which was needed because we had A LOT of people staying in the houses. The benefits are the washer/dryer and being close to somewhere else that has WIFI (the wifi in the house was very spotty and did not work at times but it is something they're getting fixed).

The price for what you get does not compare, we can't wait to go back and we've been telling everyone about it. We walked to the Savannah every night because we were so close so it's definitely a great option for Carnival. We also walked downtown (not as close). The house is in a great central safe location. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location private lots of room.

  • 3 of 5

We were one block from the savannah. CLose to grocery stores and restaurants. The unit is air conditioned with a washer drier. It is very secure with an off street parking space. This is a great place for carnival attendees and folks visiting family in POS. Lots of room.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
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  • 5 of 5

What can I say about this place?.... It's absolutely fantastic and definitely a home away from home. My friends and I had the pleasure of staying in both the front and back house for our carnival vacation and would certainly come back. The location is great. The Savannah is literally around the corner, you can hear the mas trucks going past and the steel pans beating from the house. There is a small convenience store on the next corner which sells cooked food and is open 24 hours. There's an Italian restaurant, bank and Mcdonald's on the road. Cipriani boulevard is the road parallell to woodford street and has bars and restaurants on it. TGI fridays is a 5 minute walk from the house. The supermarket is less than a 10 minute walk away and has a moneygram outlet (bonus!) The avenue, where all the clubs are, is a further 5 min walk from the supermarket. Basically everything is in within walking distance of this lovely home.

The house - the house is secure, at no point did we feel threatened or unsafe whilst in the house. The house is spacious, has a large dining and living room. all the rooms have at least one double bed in them. There are two bathrooms which is a bonus when living with other females! The kitchen is fully equipped, everything i would have at home is basically in the house.

The owners - Lucy and Hendrik are lovely people and even though i have never met them i consider them as friends. Any questions i asked were answered rapidly. They are very patient, friendly and accommodating people, They even organised a driver to pick us up from the airport. You can tell that they are professional from the care and attention they gave us.

The Caretaker - The caretaker, Anthony, lives onsite and is a lovely guy. He makes you feel comfortable and safe. Anything we needed help with, he was there for us. He's a great guy.

I would recommend everybody to stay here. I read a previous comment about furniture being old or the place needing revamping. I personally did not see anything that needed changing. It is not a hotel it is a home and I believe that all the furniture add a rustic and homely feel to this place. I had no problems with the owners or the house and will definitely be staying again! If I had to use one word to describe everything about this place, including the owners, driver and everything else it would be 'Perfect'.

THANK YOU Lucy and Hendrik for letting us stay in your lovely house and we look forwards to staying there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
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Lucy Soethout
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 2, 2017

About Lucy Soethout

Lucy Aquan Soethout and Hans Soethout.

I married my husband in 1966 and we live in Westbury, Long Island, New York.

Hans is from Holland, Amsterdam and I am from Arima Trinidad.

We met in 1964 on the NY World Fair, when we were both working for Hilton International.

I opened the smoke oven in the Trinidad Hilton in 1962.

In 1996 I renovated the house with the intention of spending my retirement years with my husband in Trinidad.

However the best laid plans sometimes don't work out.

All our kids, 8 and grand children live all in the US.

We stayed in Westbury where we live now for 36 years.

The house was empty most of the time, only being occupied for short vacationds by the family.

Hans saw an article in Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2005, which was about renting a home instead of staying in a Hotel or Inn.

He contacted Home Away and signed up for a trial.

It worked out well.

We have been with Home Away since 2005.

Lucy Soethout purchased this house in 1954

Why Lucy Soethout chose Newtown

I bought the house in 1954 because I needed a place close to Queens Hospital in POS for one of my sons who was very ill.

I had a restaurant at 85 Henry Street, when Hilton asked me to become their food consultant for the La Boucan Smoke Oven they wanted to open.

My reason for buying the place, is the same reason I give you:

Location. Location. Location.

In 1996 I renovated the house with the intention of spending my retirement years with my husband in Trinidad.

However the best laid plans sometimes don't work out.

Our kids, 8 and grand children live all in the US.

We stayed in Westbury where we live now for 36 years.

The house was empty most of the time, only being occupied for short vacationds by the family.

Hans saw an article in Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2005, which was about renting a home instead of staying in a Hotel or Inn.

He contacted Home Away and signed up for a trial.

It worked out well.

We have been with Home Away since 2005.

I walking distance of everything in POS.

Mals. Shops. Down Town. Football Stadium. Cricket Stadium.

You don't need a car to get around, you can walk it or take a cheap taxi that are passing by the Savannah all the time.

There is also a new and imporoved public bus transportation system.

You are close to the Ferry boat to Trinidad and the Water Taxi to San Fernando.

What makes this house unique

The rooms are a good seize and you have a high ceiling.

If you want privacy for a few hours you can find that inside the house.

The street is very quit after 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

The house is set up as a home and if you read the reviews, you see that mentioned several times.

Feeling safe is a great part of your vacation and Woodford Street gives you that security.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Here's our feedback/review for our stay.

We spent a week at Lucy/ Hendrik's place.

Starting from my initial conversations till the end of our visit, it was a smooth sail working with them.

Even when we came up with some last minute changes regarding length of the stay, they were quite understanding and accommodating.

Mary and Eric ensured our stay truly felt like home away from home.

The house was very secure and was a stone throw away from queens savannah, botanical gardens, zoo, queens oval and national museum.

The house itself is everything they promised.

We had a splendid time and would stay there again.
Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Piarco Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Martin Piano Lounge
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Ferry service toTobago / Water Taxi/San Fernando
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
St. Andrews Golf Course. 18 hole Champions Course
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Bus and taxi. You can hail local taxi anywhere.
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Airport Highway Churchil Hway.
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Buzzo/ High end Italian and McDonnalds
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Maraval Beach/ Chacaramas Beach
Car: not necessary

The house is located in the center of town and a few minutes from the Savannah.

It is also in walking distance of the new Cultural Center and in walking distance of several Embassy, including the US Embassy


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $49

All prices are for 4 guest.
Each additional guest add $300.00
Maximum amount of guest 8.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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