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Hidden Cottage - Quality Private Apartments in Castara, Tobago



Updated: 12-Jul-2016
Apartments in Castara, Tobago - Nestled between the Beach and Rainforest, 3 mins from Sea

Hidden Cottage is situated in one of the most peaceful and beautiful fishing villages in the Caribbean. It is an extremely spacious wooden house built on a hillside, with Mot Mot on the ground floor and our studio, Hummingbird, on the level above. We are happy to rent Mot Mot as a superior one bedroom to couples looking for an extra special place or as a two bedroom option for smaller families or two couple. The bedrooms are large and airy with air conditioning, good quality linen and beds. In Mot Mot - our hand crafted kitchen is a delight to cater for families and groups. The wrap around decks offer fantastic outdoor space to sit and relax in peace and quiet and take in wonderful birdwatching. The garden jacuzzi is a great way to stay cool. Both apartments can be opened up into one big house - sleeping 10 comfortably, the one house in the village offering this type on accommodation. A great place for a couple to escape to, or a family to soak-up a true Caribbean holiday.

Details for holiday apartment Mot Mot -3 B/room, or rent as 2 b/room, superior 1, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

The only 3 bedroom Apartment in Castara - it offers great family and group accommodation. All bedrooms have air conditioning. Master bedroom has a large king sized bed, and en-suite bathroom with power shower. The doors that lead onto the back deck can be completely open to give unobtrusive views onto the lush vegetation and fruit trees around the house.

The Family bedroom has two large double beds also leading onto the back deck. The third room has a double bed. In all, sleeps 8 comfortable. A travel cot can be provided for babies.

The wrap around decks have a hammock, two large tables, seating areas and are very private - you really are in your own space. Birds, including parrots, are regular visitors.

The kitchen is equipped with a large gas stove and oven. The large American-size fridge-freezer could easily store a week’s supply of groceries.

The living room area is a good space to chill. FREE WI FI

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hidden Cottage has been a real labour of love. Originally being from Castara, I began building a home I could visit from the UK with wife and kids and 'lime' with my family back on Tobago. It is an absolute pleasure to own and share with others.

I built the house together with with my brothers and life long friends. From design, to digging out the foundations to putting on the paint, each and everyone has played their part making Hidden Cottage so special.

Nestled between the rainforest and beach I wanted to ensure the design of the house captured the beauty of my family land with its magical, splendid birdlife, mango trees and fruits for all to enjoy. From the decks and the little jacuzzi its time to really relax in comfort and privacy, and take in all nature has to offer.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest Report, visited in April 2009

Hidden Cottage is a sweetly secluded spot in Castara. We stayed in the Hummingbird Apartment for 5 days where we were surrounded by Nature's beauty: a close quiet beach, lush wild verdant trees laden with fruit, spectacular bird life - and yes, hummingbirds! It met all our needs for simplicity, privacy and comfort. We loved it and hope to return!

Guest Report, from U.K. Visited in September 2008

Stayed at mot mot for two weeks . Castara was everything promised, peaceful location beautiful surroundings very friendly locals. plunge pool fantastic.... could have survived on avocados from garden. Would recommend this house and location to anyone wanting relaxing peaceful holiday.
Mar 2010
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Very relaxing and tranquil..

  • 5 of 5

You never know what your going to get because your reserving something site unseen. . Well worth the money and time and will be returning if available... I had selvin help me with a taxi ride too and from the airport...when we got to the house there was a gentleman there who gave us a tour explained how everything worked and the bedrooms. The rooms are big and spacious with entry onto the balcony from every room and a hammock to chill out in.. it's up a steep hill so if your not a hill climber you may want to rent a car . I did for 2 days just so i can get to the other side of the island. . There is a bus route. . But the locals don't even trust it . Make sure you get some groceries before coming to town , the locals are not always open and they have just the bare minimum. .. I came with 3 teenagers and they enjoyed the entire trip and definitely will return next year. village people are great.. the beach is awesome and Castara almost started feeling like home ..

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

The location is in my home Village, my house built on land handed down through generations!

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary


Castara is known for its two beautiful beaches - real picture post card material. Big Bay is just a 3 minute stroll from the house and Little Bay is about 7 minutes - or you can swim around from Big Bay.

From the golden sands you can watch fishermen going about their daily catch. The swimming is fab - and there is a life guard on duty. The snorkeling is first class off Little Bay.

Englishman's Bay is 10 minutes drive away.


Castara is a 45 minute drive from the airport at Crown Point.


A number of small shops and restaurants are a 3 minute stroll away. You can purchase fresh fish from the fishermen at the main beach. There is a small supermarket in the village and shop selling fresh fruit. Pick your own from our garden!

It may be wise to stock up at one of the larger supermarkets en route from the airport. The bigger supermarkets and a mall are situated in the south of the island - 30 minute drive away

Further Details:

The house is looked after by our housekeeper and we can arrange airport transfer from the airport


Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Smaller group offer *** Mot Mot can be rented as a two bedroom at a weekly rate of £640. Or as a superior one bedroom for £450 - so a couple can enjoy a big spacious apartment and all the privacy this brings.

We also have a studio apartment for rent at £280 per week

Notes on prices:
we can offer reduction in rates for late bookings, if our home is available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

There's nothing I love more than sitting back watching the birds, drinking a rum and toasting Castara. At night - time to lime and enjoy!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • Dining Area


  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: We offer a travel cot for babies at no extra charge. We also have a mobile phone for guests. Outside: More than 30 varieties of birds can be seen without leaving the decks of our house - a real birdwatchers paradise. Privacy and peace is guaranteed. The house is situation on a hillside just off a newly surfaced road right leading up from the main road through the village. There are no other tourist houses at this particular spot - no road noise - just the chirping of birds and the going-about of daily village life from friendly local neighbours. Although we are just 2 minutes for the centre of village life you might feel you are in the heart of the rain forest. It is totally private nestled among mango, orange, lime trees, and guest can enjoy the fruits when in season. The garden jacuzzi is small but ideal for cooling off. There is nice lighting around the house at night - to it is a great place to relax.

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