Anglesea is our four-bedroom air-conditioned villa located in one of the most prestigious areas of Tobago, directly opposite Mount Irvine bay. The Villa overlooks the Caribbean Sea and provides spectacular views of Buccoo Reef and Pigeon Point (one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, not just Tobago). The famous Mount Irvine Bay Golf Course is just a few minutes walk away and the many of Tobago's best restaurants, beaches and other facilities are within a short distance.
Mount Irvine Bay: This beach with about 800m of sand is ideal for swimming and bathing. Lifeguards, changing rooms, toilet facilities and huts are provided for visitors. It is close to one of Tobago's largest hotels, the Mt. Irvine Bay Hotel, which has one of the best golf courses in the Caribbean. Blackjack Hole: Dive Site Franklyn Water Wheel and Nature Park : The Old Water wheel was used for crushing sugar cane on what was the Franklyn Estate
Also advertised on http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p459234 with recent reviews.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mount Irvine Bay 300 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: ANR Robinson Tobago 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 4 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
The house is divided into areas living and sleeping separated by a corridor. In the sleeping area there are 4 air-conditioned bedrooms each with their own wet-room style en-suite. One bedroom has twin beds and can take 4 kids. We can add another “z”bed if necessary. The other bedrooms have king-size beds. The spacious master bedroom is upstairs with panoramic views of the bay from the bed! Off the corridor that separates living from sleeping areas there is a door that leads to the steam room.
The main living area is an atrium triangle giving a feel of openness and unobstructed views of the sea and sky. There is a flat screen television surrounded by a large L shaped sofa. The sitting area has two large more formal sofas facing each other over a coffee table flanked by armchairs. Glass doors occupy two adjacent sides of the triangle, one facing the pool and the other facing the top of the verandah. One can walk from the sitting area into the pool. The Kitchen is on the other side of a stonewall that rises to support the atrium. See photos.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a large area laid to lawn at the rear of the house overlooking the beach.
The front garden is a wonderful orchard of tropical fruit trees: including mango, coconut, avocado, oranges, portugal, sugar apple, paw paw (papaya) etc.
Our children and their cousins have a great time running around the house.
The veranda has 4 deck chairs and several arm chairs and gives one the option to sun bath or take-in the view of the bay from the shade. A BBQ and ice making facilities means that the family can spend the day outdoors wet in swimsuits.
Anglsea has a housekeeper who does not live in. She visits every other day to clean and do laundry. She can be asked to cook and can arrange baby sitting if required. She will be there to greet you when you arrive and will give you a briefing pack and demonstrate the facilities and security arrangements. We do permit smoking on the verandah but NOT in the bedrooms or on the indoor furniture!
A premiere eco-tourism destination
Tobago has won several prestigious eco awards including the World Travel Awards "Best Eco Destination in the World" and the Caribbean Travel Awards Committee "#1 Eco-Destination in the Caribbean".
Tobago has over 200 bird species on just 116 square miles of land. The island has several great vantage points for bird watching including the Grafton Caledonia Wildlife Sanctuary, the Main Ridge Forest Reserve and Little Tobago Island, a small offshore island located just off the village of Speyside.
Tobago is home to over 6000 species of plants and animals, including one of the highest densities of bird species in the world, on just 116 square miles of land.
Carnival in September or Tobago Fest
A recent addition to Tobago's social calendar, Tobago Fest is a Carnival style celebration featuring many of the elements of the Trinidad and Tobago's world famous Carnival.
Tobago is surrounded by rich and colourful reefs with 300 species of South Atlantic coral and more than 600 species of fish. The island is also internationally recognised for its drift dives. Tobago is also home to the Nylon Pool, a warm shallow area in the middle of the Buccoo Reef.
Tobago boasts a great variety of luxury rental villas to suit every taste and budget.
From traditional Caribbean gingerbread homes with delicate fretwork, to new properties built to provide every comfort and luxury, Tobago's holiday rental villas are available on every point of the island.
Tobago's two championship 18 hole golf courses are scenic beauties that can captivate with their views while challenging your golfing ability. The Mount Irvine Golf Course has long fairways lined with coconut trees and provides glimpses of an azure sea. The Tobago Plantations Golf Course combines lakes, trees and beaches to provide golf in a setting of tranquil natural beauty. Both clubs rent equipment and offer professional coaching.
Tobago's rich culture is as diverse as the many countries that fought to control the island. The heritage of the enslaved Africans has also heavily influenced the island's culture. Many of the folktales, superstitions, art, music and traditional dances reflect the island's European and African roots. These are celebrated annually during the Tobago Heritage Festival, which runs from early July to August. Fishing, the mainstay of many of the island's inhabitants, is celebrated with parties, sports and other events on St Peter's Day.
Goat and crab racing
The village of Buccoo, Tobago, can be described as the goat and crab racing capital of the world. During the Easter holidays this little village draws crowds of curious onlookers as specially trained goats sprint towards the finish line followed by jockeys clutching long ropes. In the crab race, jockeys have no easier task as they attempt to prod the stubborn crustaceans towards the finish line. But there is no glory for the winning crabs, just a place in a pot of spicy curry sauce.
Fought over by the Spanish, British, Dutch, Courlanders, French and even the Americans, Tobago boasts a rich and varied history. The various forts and historical sites that dot the island are testament to the island's former colonial masters and diverse history.
The oldest protected rainforest in the Western Hemisphere
Protected by law since 1776, Tobago's Main Ridge Forest Reserve is spread over the island's mountainous spine. Nature trails will allow you to explore the forest's diverse flora and fauna.
Unspoiled and secluded beaches
Tobago has many beautiful beaches; some are very secluded others are equipped with life guards, concessionaires and modern facilities. Some beaches boast white sands, shallow bays and calm blue waters, others have shallow reefs for snorkelling and some are more exposed to ocean swells.
This 18-acre tropical garden has more than 600 varieties of shrubs, flowering trees and cactuses. Also featured are vast collections of Bahamian and exotic orchids.
Bloody Bay Tobago
Bloody Bay is a sheltered bay with soft sands and clear azure waters. It is nearly always deserted, making it perfect for peace and solitude. It is also the last accessible beach on the northern Caribbean coast. The name for this stunning beach originates from a naval battle in the 1660s when the English Navy defeated a Dutch and French fleet. So bloody was the fight that the sea turned red.
Englishman’s Bay Tobago
This is one of the most gorgeous beaches in Tobago, and most definitely one of the most secluded. It"s a lovely beach for a swim or a picnic. If you are lucky you will see one of Tobago"s giant Leatherback turtles on the beach.
Richmond Great House Tobago
Dating from 1766, Richmond Great House is a restored sugar plantation. African textiles, early 20th century furnishings and carvings can all be seen here. Tours are available for a nominal fee.
One of the most popular dive sites, the blackjack hole is for experienced divers. Found on the exposed southern tip of Little Tobago, expect currents and rough seas. The breathtaking view of Atlantic pelagics including sharks, rays and dolphins can all be had here.
Franklyn water wheel and Nature Park
Eco-consciousness was enhanced by the opening of the Franklyn Water Wheel and Nature Park. This is the site of a disused sugar estate and Tobago"s best-preserved water wheel. The estate has trails, an outdoor theatre, a restaurant, and the old wheel. On the trails, you can see iguanas, butterflies, citrus and mango orchards where you can pick your own fruit.