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Private Caribbean Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms,2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)


Moments is not your typical vacation resort. Nestled in the hills of Scarborough, Tobago, situated northeast of its twin island Trinidad, this beautifully appointed villa offers you a home away from home on this small lush Caribbean island replete with rainforests, waterfalls and pristine beaches. Tobago is not your usual touristy island. Tourism does not feel imposed on this country; the island is beautifully defined by its unique local life.

Come here to relax, replenish or rejuvenate. Come with your spouse or partner to rekindle a romance. Come to start, finish or edit your book. (contact us ref. writers packages). Moments features two elegant bedroom suites, each with a private master bath and gorgeous ocean views. You will find a fully appointed kitchen with dining sitting areas that open to a semi-circular porch for sitting, reading or just gazing at the vast ocean view. For guests seeking to reserve both bedrooms the rate is $150 per night. Please contact the owner directly for other longer term rates.

Two steps down and you are in the Jacuzzi for a soothing water massage under the sun or the moon or in the pool for an invigorating or relaxing swim. Moments surrounds you in tranquility and natural beauty day and night. Moments is close to many open stretches of beach, however, it is recommended that you plan to rent a car or hire a driver for the length of your stay or for day trips. 'Tranquility'-

Tobago is luxuriantly forested with an abundant water supply and mountainous terrain marked by waterfalls and mountain pools along the courses of its many small rivers. Protecting Tobago's coastline is mile after mile of coral reef harbouring a wide variety of marine life which feeds on the fertile convergence of two seas. The mean annual temperature is 32 degrees C (89 degrees F) with an average rainfall of 200 cm (40 inches). Dry season is from January to May and wet season from June to December. Significantly, Tobago is outside of the hurricane belt.

Keywords: Beaches, Relax, Replenish or Rejuvenate, Breath Taking Views, Rainbows, Eco-tourism, Diving, Snorkeling

More Details

K. Brisbane
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About K. Brisbane

I lived in Tobago for 5 years after building the house. I found the island beautiful in the most natural way. I love water and am very athletic which made Tobago the perfect island for me. I love the sunrise and sunset, the sound of water and the constant beatuty that surrounds the island. I left a very intense job and was only able to relax and regroup after moving to Tobago. I have returned to my home in the US but still miss Tobago and the friends I have there.

K. Brisbane purchased this villa in 2001

Why K. Brisbane chose Scarborough

We chose to build in this location because of the weather and being outside the hurricane belt. The property is on a hillside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with a magnificent view up the island and a wide angle view of the rainforest and a view of the northern coast of Trinidad. The trade winds provide natural and constant breezes and the waters surrounding the island are wonderfully clean and refreshing.

What makes this villa unique

We are a short walk to 2 beaches and 3-minute drive to town. It is quiet, private and secure. You can choose to be in the mix of traffic and activity by going 1 mile into town or remain at home, lounging on the decks, swimming in the pool or luxuriating in the Jacuzzi. Property manager is available 24/7 to guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear K & Leonard

First and foremost, I feel that I've gained two new friends. Secondly, I have had a wonderfull time here at Moments. You have created a "divine" space. K - Thanks for restoring my water confidence, something I did not know I had lost. Trust me I will be back to Tobago and to Moments. Affectionately, Karen
Mar 2006
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Scarborough Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower for pool has built in tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms have walk-in showers and outside shower has built in tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2) with swivel lounge chair and footrest, writing desk with chair and night tables with radio. Mosquito netting on each bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Jacuzzi / View of Ocean, Outdoor Shower and Tub for Aromatherapy, in Season Fruit on Grounds. All rooms have fans See


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Private Caribbean Retreat
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 23 reviews
Oakland, California, USA

A "Moment" to reflect

  • 5 of 5

I was a guest at "Moments" twice. First in 2004 and, again in 2006. I'm long overdue for a return trip. I am a frequent traveler to the Caribbean - my roots run deep in two other islands but I can say that, more than any other island I've been to, "Moments" in Tobago made me feel most at home. The physical space created by the builders/owners is magnificent. It does what many tropical villas DON'T do - it embodies the landscape and the climate so that there is a beautiful balance of nature and nurture. The rooms are beautifully appointed: the bedrooms are cozy and comfortable lending themselves appropriate for the romantic or the meditative or both; the bathrooms large and luxurious especially after a day at the beach when sand is in your pores and you long for a cleansing shower to refresh you. The living space blends indoor and outdoor so that you can prepare meals while gazing at the sea; sit inside or out to eat; feel the breeze that wafts through the shuttered and beautiful windows. The infinity pool is an absolute delight. You can swim to infinity and get a workout at the same time or you can tread in place just gazing at the ocean view that lies in front of you. The care and service you receive at "Moments" is unparalleled. Guest are treated like family and your every need is anticipated or provided upon request. I recommend a visit to "Moments" wholeheartedly, that's if I don't beat you to it!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent view. Well maintained with a big, beautiful pool and a great outdoor shower.

  • 5 of 5

Always great to be on the island and wonderful to have found a property that is so inviting with amazing views on three sides and the ocean right there. You can see the ferry coming and going. Loved it all!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenixville, PA

Peaceful in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed at Moments near the end of our vacation. The view is as beautiful as shown - we even saw a rainbow! Nelson was available for any questions/concerns we had - but everything was just right. Great views, lovely space, near the main highway. I just wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. Gosnel has been a great asset and a wonderful manager of Moments. I am so happy to know that our guests really like him and appreciate his responsiveness and kind way of helping when needed. I hope you will come again. Tobago, though small, has so many beautiful sights and it takes a while to visit all the beautiful beaches. We appreciate you taking time to send in a review and hope to see you again. Sincerely, K. Brisbane
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Onalaska, Wisconsin

Stunning view with privacy!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is all about the view! Absolutely stunning. . However, this may possibly be changing as the lot just to the west was cleared the week before we arrived which leads one to believe another home is to be built which would likely take the view towards the west. Hopefully the privacy of this home will not be disturbed as this is another GREAT point of this home. The upstairs plumbing is in need of replacement but still usable. The netting over the beds works but I would prefer screen on the windows, but that;s just me. The home and pool were clean. We swam several times daily. Mr. Nelson was extremely nice and came immediately when we called. He also hooked us up with a driver for our stay. Andy, our driver is the very best Ambassador for Tobago!!! He knows all the best places to eat and the best tours.He can answer most any question you have about the area. The walk UP the driveway is a killer but a good work out for the glutes :) The furniture by the pool was not comfortable and there were no loungers that could lay flat for sun-bathng but I would certainly still stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always interested in the experiences that our guests have and hope to improve our overall performance using their comments as a guide. I understand the concern about the lot being developed next to ours. The owners have informed us that they are building a wall between the properties which should insure the privacy that our guests now enjoy. The view to the west will NOT be lost because the house is intended to sit back on the property allowing guests to see the westward view. Interestingly, in this instance, the property manager related an amusing anecdote about a call he got a short while after the guests arrived. They said the toilet in one of the bathrooms did not flush. He went to the house immediately, only to find out that they did not know how to flush the toilet. He showed them and everyone had a good laugh. In regard to the hill, we have a photo of the property on the website so that folks can see the hill and we include in our description, the fact that the house and villa sit 95 feet above the street level. Since parking is more than 2/3 up the hill, guests are not required to walk up the staircase from the road to the house. We have lounge chairs on the property that are available to guests. I talked with the property manager who informed me that the guests writing this review were lying, not sitting, but lying in the lounge chairs whenever he went to the villa. The other deck chairs, are upright and come with foot rests but these guests were using the lounge chairs which allow you to lie back completely. It is not clear why they made some of these statements, but we are committed to providing a comfortable, fun-filled environment for our guests. We can only hope that our guests will take care in how they describe their experience at the villa and know that we want to correct any misinformation or understanding while they are here.
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Gorgeous View

  • 3 of 5

The view from this property is beautiful. Nice and relaxing to sit in the pool on those hot days. Property has most of the items you will need for your stay and property Manager, Gosnel, will help you with anything that you need. Property is a 30 minute walk into town so a car is recommended unless you like to just sit around by the pool and do nothing. Taxi/driver costs can add up over the week. Local cell phone for this property would be recommended for safety reasons.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are two beaches, one right next to two hotels with a restaurant on the beach within 2 blocks and the other within 4 blocks of the property which our guests frequent. Both are featured in our guests book at the villa. We have a cell phone for our guests which was not available because of owner oversight. It will be available. We strive to ensure the safety and the comfort of our guests in every way.
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Connecticut, USA

little bit of heaven in Tobago

  • 5 of 5

this house was just lovely... carefully situated in a neighborhood with other houses, it seems you're all by yourself in this tropical paradise! The kitchen was functional (you're on vacation, not slaving over a hot stove!! so it's perfect), the bedrooms clean and the view from the pool is just stunning. Had dinner in more often then not because it's the best view on this beautiful island. Marlon was a perfect host and kept things running smoothly.

We rented a jeep which was probably necessary given some of the steep roads on the eastern side of the island, and the driveway!

Another tip - we came in on a late flight, and just made it to the car rental place before it closed at 9pm. If possible, don't fly in too late.

other then that... bring the sunscreen and enjoy! there was always a gentle breeze so my bug spray stayed in my suitcase, untouched.

Love Moments!! we will be back for more!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
crown point
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Blue Horizon Hotel 2 blocks
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Magdelana Hotel and Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Claude Noel Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Havana Cafe 2 blocks
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Minister Bay
Car: recommended

Both the Atlantic and Caribbean beaches on the island have wonderful waves for boogey boarding year round. Guests may borrow boogey boards from Moments. Argyle Falls in Roxborough is a nature preserve with luxuriant mutli-level falls with swimming ponds on several levels. Exotic birds fill the surrounding forest.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until your reservation is confirmed through your 50% deposit.
Rate for 1bedrooms is $100 per night.
Please note, stays of 14 to 29 days are at a rate of $85 per night. CONTACT OWNER FOR CANCELLATION POLICY.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund