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2 Double Bed-Room Villa, Own Private Pool, Golf Course and Ocean Views, Sleeps 4

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Tobago Plantations Beach and Golf Resort, Lowlands, Tobago, Caribbean - Within Exclusive Gated Development, 5 Mins Walk To Quiet Mile Long Beach

Overlooking the 5th Tee and with spectacular Atlantic Ocean views to the rear this 2 double (or twin) bedroom villa has the following features: Own private pool with sun deck, Shower room next to pool, Two master en-suite bedrooms with walk in wardrobes, High spec furnishings and fittings throughout, Open plan living room and fully equipped kitchen, Satellite TV in both bedrooms and living room, Air-conditioning in bed-rooms, Wash room with washer drier, Breakfast terrace, Barbecue, Full house-keeping service as required, Ten minutes from airport, airport pick-up service provided, Golf packages available on un-crowded championship golf course, 5 minute walk to beach and water sports, Competitive car hire rates available, Close vicinity to numerous top quality restaurants, Free WIFI Internet access


Owner
Nigel Taylor
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

About Nigel Taylor

The owners Nigel and Gay Taylor live in Beckenham in Kent, England.

Nigel Taylor purchased this villa in 2004

Why Nigel Taylor chose Lowlands

Having holidayed in Barbados for a number of years, and thoroughly enjoyed it, in 2004 we decided to try Tobago. We immediately fell in love with the island and before our two week holiday was over had put down our deposit on Villa Cluster 30a.

Each year since we have holidayed in Tobago three times a year. It is our heaven on earth. Nigel loves golf and plays the course regularly, Gay hates golf and loves lazing around the pool reading. We both love pottering around the island, eating and drinking al fresco either at the villa or at one of the numerous quality restaurants and bars.

Tobago is unspoilt beauty, the locals are friendly and laid back. It is the antithesis to flash and busy.

We hope you choose to go to Tobago and enjoy our villa, that also gives us great enjoyment.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Cluster 30a is within a secure gated community just ten minutes from the airport.

It has its own pool (heated if necessary), sun deck and a beautiful garden full of tropical vegetation.

It is 5 minutes stroll to an uncrowded mile long golden sandy beach.

It is 5 minutes stroll to the 4 star Magdalena Grand Beach Resort with its beach bars, pools and restaurants.

It has good speed internet access.

Cable TV in bedrooms and living area.

We can arrange very competitive car hire who will either meet and greet at the airport or at the villa at your convenience.

Villa Cluster 30a is not a big villa but is well -proportioned to suit one or two couples.

VC 30a is suitable for golfers, water sports enthusiasts, eco-tourists and those just wanting to chill out in this idyllic island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Testimonials:

'The sign at the entrance to the Tobago Plantations Beach and Golf Resort, where this lovely villa is situated, welcomes you to paradise, unusually this is no exaggeration'

'We had a wonderful fortnight at 30a Villa Clusters and cannot speak highly enough of the facilities offered'

'We can thoroughly recommend this property, we have already booked to return there next year'
Apr 2013
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Location

Special interest holidays:

Diving:

Tobago is a very popular diving location. The island has some of the best diving sites in the Caribbean. There are 3 wrecks located around its shores and the waters are home to many spcies of tropical fish, rays and turtles.

Eco-tourism:

The Tobago Forest Reserve claims to be the oldest protected forest in the western world.

This forested area has great biodiversity including many species of birds (including the dancing blue-backed manakin), mammals, frogs, (nonpoisonous) snakes, butterflies and other invertebrates. It is one of the most approachable areas of rainforest, since it is relatively small and there are government-appointed guides who provide an authoritative guiding service through the forest at a reasonable cost. The guides are knowledgeable about the plants and the animals, and can call down rare and exotic birds from the canopy by imitating their calls.

Tobago also has nesting beaches for the leatherback turtle, which come to shore between April and July.

Coast/Beach:

Tobago Plantations is blessed with a mile long un-crowded golden sandy beach which is a short 5 minute stroll in flip flops and swim wear from the villa.

Tobago of course has many other beaches to explore and enjoy. Pigeon Point with snorkelling and dive facilities is a short 15 minutes drive away and further away but worth a visit is Englishman's Bay a location of exceptional natural beauty.

Travel:

Tobago Plantations is just a 10 minute drive from Tobago's Crown Point airport. So after collecting your bags at arrivals you will very soon be 'home' and enjoying the villa's facilities.

You will need a car and this can be arranged for you. Typically the cost is around £25 per day. Petrol is very cheap in Tobago. You can pick up the car at arrivals or it will be delivered to the villa at your convenience.

Distances:

The villa is a short 5 minutes walk to the 4 star 200 room Magdalena Grand Beach Hotel, Tobago's premier hotel. The Magdalena has a number of beach bars, swimming pools and restaurants and has a stunning vista of the Atlantic.

Scarborough, Tobago's capital is a 15 minutes drive north.

Tobago is just 26 miles long and 6 miles wide. Everywhere is therefore within an hour's drive. Explore and enjoy.

Further Details:

There are a number of supermarkets within 10 minutes drive, a farm which sells good quality meat is also a 10 minutes drive. Fishermen sell their fresh catch from roadside market stores nearby.

There is a shopping mall with a wide range of stores and a cinema complex 5 minutes away.

There are numerous good quality restaurants and bars within a 15 minute radius.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lowlands in Western Tobago

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. Both bathrooms house a bath/shower (good pressure), wc, wash basin with vanity shelf, mirror and hair drier.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is set up as a double but is two twins pushed together for flexibility. Bedroom 2 has twin beds. Both bedrooms are air-conditioned, have ceiling fans, walk in wardrobes and chest of drawers. Both bedrooms have ocean views to the rear.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes:
Outside: The outside space is probably the jewel in this villa's crown. The covered terrace is perfect for lazing, reading and al fresco dining. It overlooks the pool and sun deck and a stunning garden full of tropical splendour and colour. Beyond the pool and garden is the 5th tee of the Championship golf course! The pool is heated, there are sun loungers, a dining table and chairs and of course a barbecue. Utility Room: The outside utility room houses a washing machine and drier and wash basin. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa is well stocked with linen and towels. The villa is always immaculately presented and a weekly clean and change is included in all prices.

Reviews

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2 Double Bed-Room Villa, Own Private Pool, Golf Course and Ocean Views, Sleeps 4
average rating of 4.695652 based on 24 reviews
Liverpool
5

Great property, great location.

  • 5 of 5

This is the sixth time we have stayed at this villa and we stay between July and September and we stay between 4 and 6 weeks each time. We love this villa and Nigel and Gaye are very accommodating. We always book our car hire with Roger Harris, who Nigel kindly organises a meet and greet service through, and he meets us at the airport with the car. The golf course makes a beautiful location and is only a couple of minutes from a picturesque lagoon. This lagoon, although does not have a beach, is ideal for kayaking and SUP (stand up paddle) through Radical Water Sports, based at Pigeon Point. Pigeon Point is the main commercial beach. Our daughter, who is 14 now, has kayaked in this lagoon many times and has also had SUP lessons here as it is fairly sheltered and shallow. There are numerous private local tour reps. We always use Linley Barry (L.B Tours and Rentals who can found under Linley Barry on Face Book or +1 (868) 7029451.

The villa is well equipped and kept extremely clean. The maid is lovely and goes the extra mile to ensure you are happy with her cleaning service. We cook in this villa every day (at least one meal) which means we use all the equipment provided including the BBQ.

The pool is ideal for cooling down after a hot day and it also has an outside bathroom with toilet and shower which is extremely handy for pool days. There are numerous pool side chairs and a parasol to give necessary shade. In addition, outside, there is a utility room housing a washer, dryer and sink. The outside pool lights look beautiful at night. The perimeter of the property has mature shrubs and palm trees which make it more private and are well kept with a gardener visiting frequently.

The internet is secure and dependable. There are three televisions, one in each of the bedrooms and a large set in the living area and in addition, there is a land line.

The property management company are on site, based at the golf club house, and are easily contactable and quickly resolve any issues that may arise.

Over the years, it has been well maintained with improvements made. We always stay here. It offers good value for money on a secure and private estate. We would not hesitate to recommend this to family and friends alike and look forward to booking again next year

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you the Rathmells. You are wonderful guests. We look forward to your next visit.
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4

Great Location, Lovely accommodations

  • 4 of 5

This was my first time staying at this property, and i would book it again in a heartbeat. when i was trying to make my decision on where to stay the reviews on this property helped me to make up my mind, and let me say, all were truthful and realistic.

i too rented the car from Roger Harris, very pleasant experience and the car performed as it should. So why four stars, because at the time of my stay there was bit of construction work around the property which created a bit of noise disturbance, but as management explained they were upgrading the cables to fiber lines, i guess its just the price to pay for progress.

overall our visit was beyond what was expected and very comfortable. all the suggestions were very helpful, the grocery the meats, and dinner at Magdalena grand was quite an experience. i had fun grilling and the plunge pool was quite sufficient and the water to me was always inviting.

i would definitely be going back to this villa , and recommend it to my colleagues.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, delighted you enjoyed your stay. Yes please do stay again you are most welcome. I am pleased to inform that the fibre optic works are now complete.
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Washington, DC
4

A great adventure and relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for a week with a good friend. It was low season but we enjoyed the majority of the island and this villa!

The owner, Nigel, and the property manager, Jenelle, were very accommodating, courteous and prompt! Both provided recommendations with things to do on the island and made themselves available 24/7!

The villa is spacious that has its own pool and walking distance to the ocean on Tobago Plantations. The grounds of the golf resort could be maintained a lot better even if it was low season!

The villa is clean except for those small island bugs that remind me a nats. There were a few on the kitchen counter but even Raid didn’t kill those things!! They’re harmless but you do see them on Caribbean islands.

When we arrived, we only had cold water and the water pressure was low! Nigel and Jenelle had a maintenance worker at the villa immediately! We had hot water and better water pressure after the repair in BOTH master bathrooms!

The dual master bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning, full bathrooms and walk in closets. Just ensure the ACs don’t drip water on your clothes! One of the ACs did that in s bedroom! But the rooms were nice and cold along with the ceiling fans!

The main living area, dining area and kitchen area does not have AC but one ceiling fan. The AC from the bedrooms will cool these areas rather quickly.

Everything detailed in the info for the villa is accurate! I would definitely stay again for the convenience and location of the villa.

Lastly, we rented our own car and explored Tobago! We had no difficulties but if you’re not up to driving on curvy roads and bad with reading maps, then get a driver. Lol!

We had a blast staying and sightseeing in Tobago! Great time!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katrina, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Please do stay again! We will sort the a/c issue!
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4

Amazingly comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Invitingly, comfortable and quite. This place is home away from home for me. It’s a lovely feeling to return here every year never being disappointed. If you’re ever looking for something cozy, comfortable and clean this is the place. Very helpful management team just a phone call away to answer any questions or assist with anything.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gabbi, you are always welcome.
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5

Paradise on earth, outstanding property and location.

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my girlfriend spent two weeks at this property and everything was just wonderful. The property is well presented and fully equipped, we particularly enjoyed the pool,the barbecue, alfresco dinning with the pool and garden lit up.

The car hire with Roger went very smoothly and we enjoyed tripping round the beautiful island.

The golf course is stunning and challenging and is immaculately presented at very reasonable rates including a buggy.

The property is sandwiched between the ocean and the golf course. What a location!!

We definitely intend to visit again.

James Thompson

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you James you are always welcome.
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3

Great location. Property needs updates and repairs, mainly from leaks.

  • 3 of 5

The Plantation in general is a really nice place to stay while in Tobago. We've stayed there 3 times now, including Magdelena Grand Resort. Although the Villas are pretty nice, this one had its issues with water leaks from the AC units and under the sink. Furniture and appliances are a bit dated, & pretty basic. Place is comfy, and wired well for internet and cable. Pool was also nice, heated with lights, though small, thru-out all Villas of this kind. Beach access is very close, with beautiful scenery, but not really swimmable due to rocky terrain. Lastly, golf course was worst condition i've seen it in, having played there twice before this trip. Easy to see that course is not being well maintained. Property Management also helped us with crib and good recommendations to local scene.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Reader Please note that all guests are given the contact details of our Property Manager. If there are any maintenance issues, which are rare but can of course happen, they are to be reported. Our property manager will promptly arrange for the appropriate maintenance to take place at minimum disruption to our guests. This guest unfortunately experienced a couple of leaks from the air-con. He chose not to report these leaks because he thought the maintenance work might disturb his vacation! We do not want guests like this who do not properly respect our property. The Golf Course is normally presented in pristine fashion. This September however the Caribbean suffered horrendous climactic conditions. Although Tobago missed the worst with the hurricanes passing a good way North, as they tend to do, course maintenance was understandably very difficult in this period.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lowlands, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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1 May 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
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18 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please enquire about availability from the owners. 50% deposit required on booking. Balance 28 days before arrival. Cheques payable to owner.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible and will depend on the airline schedules. BA and Virgin Atlantic fly direct to Tobago twice per week from November to April and once per week May to October.

Notes on prices:
Additional weeks are charged at a £100 discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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