About the property
- Villa4500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Villa in Englishmans Bay, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean - Private Drive And Pool, Stunning Views, 5 Mins From Englishman's Bay
A 5 minute drive from Englishmans Bay, this is a secluded yet comfortable villa that is perfect for anyone wishing for a holiday in beautiful surroundings close to nature. It is set amongst a thriving jungle with one of the world's largest variety of birdlife. In between two picturesque fishing villages - Castara and Parlutuvier - fresh fish such as red snapper, kingfish and tuna can be caught, bought and cooked by our pool within 30 minutes.
A beautiful garden is maintained by our loyal and trusted gardener Jango, who can assist you on a range of matters. A cleaner, Glynis, comes in three times a week. There is a private drive with an electric gate. There is an opportunity to fish, either off the beach or off a boat; play golf in one of two excellent, beautiful golf courses - one of which is PGA licensed; go on jungle walks to waterfalls; scuba dive and snorkel with turtles and angel fish; or simply beach hop around the coastline, with each beach as good as the last.
Although we have 5 double bedrooms, we only rent out to a maximum of 8 guests. The main house is ideal for small groups, and the guest house has two beautifully presented en suite double rooms.
Dr Rodney Foale
- Response time:
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- english, french, german, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
About Dr Rodney Foale
I am a heart doctor, originally from Australia but now live and work in England. I have two sons who help me run the property, and one daughter. A keen fisherman, I discovered and fell in love with Tobago in 2003.
Dr Rodney Foale purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Dr Rodney Foale chose Western Tobago
Tobago is a beautiful island that is yet to feel the effects of mass tourism, yet has as many if not more perfect locations of the more established Caribbean islands. Our property is situated very near to one of the most renowned beaches in the world - Englishman's Bay. It is in a secluded eco-environment with very strict planning rules and as a result is extremely unspoilt.
What makes this Villa unique
Our house sits on top of a ridge surrounded by the jungle, and has a beautiful garden that is meticulously maintained. Overlooking the sea, and a 5 minute drive on a private road from Englishman's Bay, the house is the perfect location for adventurous travellers who strive for seclusion and proximity to nature. The property is an hour's drive from the airport, sleeps 8 and has a swimming pool, cable TV and several terraces from which to enjoy the sunset.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The villa was gorgeous and was everything we wanted in a vacation spot! Friendly note, the beach is not a 10 minute walk away. Please don’t tell people this. It’s more like a 30 min hike through a roller coaster road in the mountains. It was a bit difficult, especially for the little ones. But overall this place was heaven for the four nights we were there. Will definitely return for another visit to Tanager Ridge!!
Thanks Amy, a pleasure to have you to stay. Sorry to hear Adam said it was a 10 minute walk to the beach, while the drive is only 5 minutes along the private road it is quite steep so the walk is a bit longer. Looking forward to having you to stay again, Jamie
Beautiful home, tasteful decor with all the amenities you need!
I’d highly recommend this property for a family or group of friends. It’s away from it all so there are no noises except for maybe some frogs and streams.
The house has a wonderful layout perfect for relaxing with all the amenities of home. All of the bedrooms are private and comfortable. There are several common areas and the garden is absolutely beautiful! We found the house to be very well-appointed...there was cable tv, internet, board games, snorkeling gear, plush towels and extra linens, a well equipped kitchen and bar, laundry, etc.
Englishman’s Bay is a 5 minute drive from the house and is absolutely gorgeous with good snorkeling.
We found the caretaker, Jango, to be very accommodating. He’s a bit shy at first but he’s very sweet and you can see how hard he works to keep up the property. The same is true for Glenys, the cleaning lady:)
The house is in the “county” about an hour drive from the airport so I would definitely recommend an escort to the house upon arrival which can be arranged by the homeowner. If you rent a car we had a great experience with Rattan’s Car Rental Service.
Earlier reviews mentioned a lack of lighting around the pool but we found it sufficient and ambient. We had no issues with plumbing and the kitchen is amply stocked. I honestly can’t think of one thing we needed and didn’t have.
Great place to get away and make great memories!
Truly an Island Paradise
My wife and I chose this property for our honeymoon stay. We were not at all disappointed. The setting was simply beautiful. It is quite private, the pool was gorgeous; almost every day we had fresh grapefruits grown there on the property. Adam was simply wonderful when it came to accommodating us and making sure our stay was enjoyable and comfortable.
If you are looking for a secluded getaway spot where you can lounge the day away we give this property 5 stars out of 5! Will definitely recommend!
The villa was located in a peaceful location away from it all.
The villa states sleep ten with 5 bedroom but only sleep 8 as one of the little guest houses not ready . The cleaner came once a week not 3 times a week as it states only changed the bedding after 10 days towels not changed at all.cooker ring rusty and tilted rings when a pan put on very dangerous , only 3 bowls available for breakfast so could not all sit down together. Water pump kept playing up resulting in no water sometimes had to use a bucket to get water from pool so people could use the toilet. Mosquito nets that was been put had rusty marks on. Some lighting around the house did not work at all, we had to ask the house manager to clean the pool when we arrived as it was dirty .we informed the owner that they would be 10 people staying and with the other house not available my father in law who is 70 plus visited from Trinidad and had to sleep on the sofa which was broken.the house manager / gardener spent most of his time down in a bar and only started doing jobs the last few days saying have to get it sorted big boss man coming.
Had a great time nice house
Had a great time nice house, Jango was quiet but very helpful the only thing I would like is perhaps a little more lighting around the house
Second Time, Still Amazing
This was our second visit to Tobago and Tanager Ridge villa. The property is as delightful as we remembered it -- the perfect balance of seclusion, luxury, and easy access to lots of activities.
The house is extremely spacious, very well laid out, and comfortable throughout. The three bedrooms inside the main house are well spaced, and can easily accommodate a large party without sacrificing privacy. (In addition to this, there is a separate cottage.) The floor plan opens up naturally to the outdoors, where we enjoyed all our meals and BBQ-ed nightly. The pool is a great alternative to the beach and is surrounded by a large deck where you can relax and/or kids can play.
If you are looking for a vacation that combines seclusion, with easy access to authentic Tobago, the location of Tanager Ridge villa cannot be beat. First, you are surrounded by pristine rainforest (i.e. no immediate neighbors are visible). Second, you are less than ten minutes away from Castara, which fronts a delightful beach and offers a few places to grab a bite (try Cheno's for breakfast). Third, the location allows easy access to some of the best activities Tobago has to offer (e.g. enjoy the island's best beaches at Castara and Englishman's Bay - less than 10 minutes away, buy fresh fish at Parlatuvier dock ~3:30pm daily - 15 minutes away, go for a birding/rainforest hike in Main Ridge Forest Preserve with guide Newton George - 30 minutes away, dive at Speyside - 1 hour away).
We had an amazing time at Tanager Ridge, and look forward to returning in the future!
Special interest holidays: Fishing, trekking, birdwatching (with Little Tobago and protected environment), scuba, snorkelling. Coast/Beach: Take your pick from beautiful beaches - although favorite and local in Englishman's Bay, with exceptional snorkelling. Other world famous beach is Pigeon Point - The Caribbean picture perfect beach. Travel: Crown Point Airport with direct flights from UK (British Airways, Virgin, Golden Caribbean) and US. Distances: 5 minutes to beach, 10 to two local towns (Castara and Parlutuvier). Further Details: Bank in Castara.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: 50% deposit required within a week of booking, 50% within 30 days of start of rental. Changeover Day: Flexible.