#1395: Trinidad and Tobago, Bacolet

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home exchange #1395: Trinidad and Tobago, Bacolet
home exchange #1395: Trinidad and Tobago, Bacolet
home exchange #1395: Trinidad and Tobago, Bacolet
home exchange #1395: Trinidad and Tobago, Bacolet
home exchange #1395: Trinidad and Tobago, Bacolet
home exchange #1395: Trinidad and Tobago, Bacolet
home exchange #1395: Trinidad and Tobago, Bacolet
home exchange #1395: Trinidad and Tobago, Bacolet
home exchange #1395: Trinidad and Tobago, Bacolet
home exchange #1395: Trinidad and Tobago, Bacolet
home exchange #1395: Trinidad and Tobago, Bacolet
home exchange #1395: Trinidad and Tobago, Bacolet
home exchange #1395: Trinidad and Tobago, Bacolet

    Description

    Ohana Villa was voted amongst the top twenty villas in the Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveler in 2007. It stands apart as one of the most striking places to stay in Tobago and the Caribbean and was designed by one of the Caribbean's foremost architects. 

    Ohana is a Hawaiian word for “family rest-house” and it was the owners’ intention for the architecture and interior design to successfully entangle the guests in an organic and spiritual way. 

    The result is that Ohana is indeed a very special place, a perfect haven of peace and quiet to escape to with family and friends, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The sheer scale of the property provides just the right amount of privacy with luxury, style and barefoot elegance.

    This and  the warm and sincere welcome of our staff ensure that as soon as you arrive, you’ll find the stresses of the city slip away as easily as your shoes at the front door. 

    This luxury villa is located on the south east corner of Tobago in Bacolet, enjoying 180 degree views of the Atlantic Ocean. The house is orientated with the prevailing trade winds to keep the house cool. The garden is loaded with tropical and exotic flowers and fruit, and runs down to a small sandy protected cove protected by a reef just out in the bay. There is a semi-private beach below the house, accessible only by three villas.

    Ohana is in traditional West Indian style with a hint of the Far East and resembles a small village of tiny houses perched upon a bluff. There are four double bedrooms that wrap around a large sun deck, offering two swimming pools, a jacuzzi and a large koi fish pond. 

    The master bedroom and its huge en-suite bathroom have shuttered windows which open out so that you can shower, take a bath or lounge in the teak four-poster bed while watching pelicans fishing in the Atlantic. Bedroom 2 has its own veranda, which looks out over a fish-filled lily pond. It opens out to the gazebo, jacuzzi and two infinity pools, one is deep and the other shallow. There is an outdoor shower area which overlooks the koi fish pond. Bedroom 3 has a small private terrace overlooking the pond, main deck and gazebo. Bedroom 4 opens out onto a courtyard, a delightful private oasis surrounded by clumps of rustling bamboo. Each bedroom has air conditioning with overhead fans and digital bedroom safes large enough to hold your laptop. 

    The kitchen is delightfully open and breezy, with two large ceiling fans and Demerara windows on sticks which open to give a view of the perfect little sandy beach below. The kitchen is fully equipped with a double-door stainless steel fridge with filtered water and an ice making facility. There is another large fridge for keeping drinks cool if needed. There is also a large stainless steel gas cooker, and a dishwasher. To one side is an open-air BBQ area and on the other side there is a pantry and a utility room with large washer and dryer. 

    The vast living room opens to the bay, allowing ocean breezes in, but simply wind down the cream canvas shutters to provide restful shade for a snooze on the over-sized teak day beds, filled with plump cushions and bolsters. Nearby there are four teak armchairs that also recline fully to allow you to relax completely. The house is stocked with board games, DVDs and a selection of CDs for times when the view alone is not enough.

    There are hummingbirds, blue birds and cocricos flying around the gardens, and you can watch the ornamental koi fish from your hammock while sipping a homemade rum cocktail. Try our excellent local or European cooking, or try a fusion of both from our renowned cook, one of the best on the island. 

    The stunningly beautiful little island of Tobago is full of enticing activities and day trips.  Many of our guests find it difficult to tear themselves away from the house. In fact, many never leave the house and wonder why they hired a car. 

    Ohana is indeed a very special place, a place that refreshes the mind, as well as the body.

     

    Location

    Car needed no
    Car useful yes
    Car available no

    Worth leaving home for are Tobago’s beautiful waterfalls and one of the oldest rainforests in the northern hemisphere. For bird enthusiasts, there are over 210 different bird species; as well there are excellent diving and deep sea fishing. Our staff will be happy to arrange for any island activities using our preferred tour operators

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x queen double

    bedroom 2: 1 x queen double

    bedroom 3: 1 x queen double

    bedroom 4: 1 x queen double

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: bath, shower

    bathroom 2: bath with overhead shower

    bathroom 3: bath with overhead shower

    bathroom 4: bath with overhead shower

    wc 5: toilet

    wc 6: toilet

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 63
    Cleaning included no
    To be determined by owner.

    No Smoking inside

    Services

    All additional costs on request. Private chef, staff, concierge, housekeeper, daily maid service massage possible

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming

    Fishing

    Golf

    Scuba diving

    Sailing

    Water skiing

    Snorkeling

    Hiking / Walking

    Bicycling

    Boating /Sailing

    Other

    Shops

    Restaurants

    Culture

    Wildlife Viewing

    Beach

    Public transport

    Town

    Bar /Pub

    Entertainment

    Place of Interest

    Getting there

    Airports in both Trinidad and Tobago handle international air traffic, but the bulk of international flights arrive and depart from Trinidad.

    Trinidad and Tobago has an extensive network of highways and roads connecting most points of the islands, which makes it relatively easy to get around. Cars, taxis and privately owned minibuses, called maxi taxis, are the most popular form of transport on the islands. If you prefer to do your own exploring and discover the islands at your own pace, moving between Trinidad and Tobago is "no problem" with a daily ferry service between Port of Spain and Scarborough or via a 20 minute flight on the air bridge.

    Voted in by Conde Nast Traveler in 2007!

    One of the Most Striking Places to Stay in Tobago.

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (vacation home)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange
    Credits 63 per week
    Bedrooms 4
    Guests 8
    Min stay none