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Dr Rodney Foale

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian

A Beautiful Villa In Englishman's Bay, Tobago

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Villa in Englishman's Bay, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean - Private Drive And Pool, Stunning Views, 5 Mins From Englishman's Bay

A 5 minute drive from Englishman's 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.

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Dr Rodney Foale (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian

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 Trinidad & 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 10 and has a swimming pool, cable TV and several terraces from which to enjoy the sunset.


based on 7 traveler reviews

A Beautiful Villa In Englishman's Bay, Tobago
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Second Time, Still Amazing

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Island, Great House, Great Staff!

  • 5 of 5

Hello Jall, we had a wonderful time at Tanager Ridge. It was the same Caribbean from my youth (I spent all my vacations in the Caribbean islands from 1975 to 1984 when the « public » started changing for worse…). The house was exactly what we wanted (we swam naked a lot in the pool :-) and the beaches below are just to die for, in particular Englishman’s Bay of course. The team (Adam checking on us every time it rained, Django and Gladys) is very professional and you are lucky to have them I guess.

The house is alive, with all amenities one could dream of for a rental. You can feel you have been invited by it's owner and this is a wonderful feeling.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to the island but first to this villa, Tanager Ridge was the ideal location to unwind and retreat from the stresses of modern life.

In a beautiful location within the rain forest but within easy reach of the stunning beach at Englishman's Bay we completely relaxed here. Whether you stay at the villa and enjoy the large pool and well stocked gardens, watch the amazing bird-life or venture out to explore the island you are sure to enjoy your stay here. Tanager Ridge is the perfect base on this charming island of Tobago.

The local team are available at any time and do everything they can to help you make the most of your stay whilst also giving you the space to escape from all human contact if that what you want.

We loved t it here and would love to come back again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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  • 5 of 5

The villa was a perfect getaway after our marriage a few days earlier, also in Tobago. Isolated and tranquil and surrounded by the rain forest. Such a contrast to our time the coast. It was spacious, had all the facilities you could need and a well maintained pool. Continual visits from all sorts of birds and constantly changing rain forest views make you feel you are in the middle of a nature reserve. Which you are! Would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Ferndale Washington

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

I have often been to Tobago, but this is the first time I stayed at Tanager Ridge. It was the beginning of the rainy season and the whole island sighed with the rain’s arrival. Tanager Ridge is an amazing retreat into the rain forest, surrounded by colorful flowers and stunning tropical plantings. We basked in the peace and quiet, broken only be the songs of an incredible range of visiting birds.

The house is very comfortable, well laid-out, with lovely bedrooms, perfect clean bathrooms, a fine dining area, and a well-equipped kitchen. The service was delightful, thoughtful and thorough.

We spent most of our time on the spacious patio, surrounding the large pool, complete with bar and barbeque. Tanager Ridge is a perfect retreat, well suited to families with children: Our nine-year-old granddaughter didn’t miss a day of swimming!

I would recommend Tanager Ridge highly, for a wonderful taste of natural Tobago.

Susie Burnett

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely house and beautiful gardens. Listening to all the different birds during the day and star gazing at night was so relaxing. Fisherman's Bay is just a few minutes away and I personally think the best bay on Tobago. We enjoyed the house, pool and gardens so much, it has all you need for a truly perfect holiday. We were here for a week and so wished it had been for longer. Jango and Glenys are an asset, they are so very helpful. We had a fabulous time. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Special interest holidays:

Fishing, trekking, birdwatching (with Little Tobago and protected environment), scuba, snorkelling.


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.


Crown Point Airport with direct flights from UK (British Airways, Virgin, Golden Caribbean) and US.


5 minutes to beach, 10 to two local towns (Castara and Parlutuvier).

Further Details:

Bank in Castara.


Rates & Availability

Tobago Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 4
Jan 9 2016 - Aug 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Rate 5
Aug 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Rate 6
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $219

Booking Notes:
50% deposit required within a week of booking, full payment within 4 weeks of start of rental.

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Trinidad & Tobago Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 4 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 3 - toilet , shower
  • All ensuite bathrooms with shower or bath, sink and lavatory. One further bathroom with lavatory and sink.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bed with double bed. Fan and balcony. En suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Fan and en suite bathroom. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds. Fan and en suite bathroom. By the pool. Bedroom 4 (little house) with double bed, en suite bathroom, balcony. Bedroom 5 (little house) with double bed and en suite bathroom, balcony.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Vehicle imperative - honest and reliable contact by the airport - Mr Rattan. Snorkel gear available, guaranteed by deposit. Outside: Well kept garden with lime, banana, mango and coconut trees. One 'patio', bar, two balconies. 2 large gas BBQs. Several wooden sunbeds with cushions. Private parking. Utility Room: Washing machine / dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaner - Gladys, comes three times a week to change towels, linen, etc. Gardener Jango is a local expert with many contacts and completely trustworthy. General property manager, Rain, offers meet and greet and can help if Jango / Gladys can't. Other: Bar by the pool with fridge and sink and beautiful lighting. Breakfast area is a balcony looking towards sea. Outside eating area with option of a roof. One study, entrance room, private parking beyond electric gate.

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