With a bit more attention to detail this could be a wonderful place to stay. Despite good rapport with Kimberly, the owner, it was not quite as relaxing as I had hoped. I booked for 11 nights but could only stay 8 due to being double booked.
The house is in a lovely setting and the kitchen has everything you might need. Visitors should be aware that the outside doors do not lock, there is no window glass and no security safe so you should take your valuables with you every time you leave. The family's dogs are adorable when they are not barking and will lay at your feet, but will walk off with all your socks so put them in a drawer, especially the sweaty ones from a day walking the enchanting forest and waterfalls. Chacalaka birds and whistling frogs entertain you at night and the bugs stay out somehow. The lovely beach has one restaurant serving wholesome food til 4.30 and is 12 mins brisk walk downhill, 17 mins back.
I chose Sunday and Tuesday as quiet planning days on my laptop but I was not told about the planned power out on Sunday or that the gardener would be strimming at high decibels on Tuesday for 8 hours from 6.30 in the morning, so both these days were wasted. The shower was only hot once, the controls kept falling to pieces and the water failed completely on my last night but was soon mended, though it meant I lost my planned night in Castara listening to drummers. The cheap and uncomfy pillows (one each) really show that the attention to detail the designer put in to the property has been lost in the letting and so at present the property is overpriced.
Rent a car if you are going to stay here. The amazing Corbin Wildlife Park near Mason Hall is then in easy reach and is a must for all travellers and best explored on your own rather than a tour group. Here Tobago's David Attenborough, Roy Corbin, will guide you through his efforts to restock the wildlife of Tobago. You will get very up close and personal with caiman, amadillos, possum, Sally painters, agouti, boa constrictors and the one remaining ocelot in Trinidad and Tobago.