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VOTED TOP 20 CONDE NAST CARIBBEAN VILLA - 74 STEPS TO BEACH - KIDS TRAVEL FREE

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4 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
8 guests
5 nights minimum
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Voted amongst the top twenty villas in the Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveler in 2007, Ohana Villa 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 the owners’ intention for the house was that the architecture and interior design would 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 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, along with the warm and sincere welcome of our s...Voted amongst the top twenty villas in the Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveler in 2007, Ohana Villa 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 the owners’ intention for the house was that the architecture and interior design would 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 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, along with 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. Located on the south east corner of Tobago in Bacolet, Ohana enjoys 180 degree views of the Atlantic Ocean. The house is orientated with the prevailing trade winds to keep the house cool. The garden is full of tropical and exotic flowers and fruit, and runs down to a small sandy protected cove, protected by a reef just out in the bay. Ohana was designed with a Balinese tropical influence and resembles a small village of tiny houses perched upon a bluff. Four double bedrooms wrap around a large sun deck of two swimming pools, jacuzzi and a large koi fish pond. Each individually designed bedroom is lavishly furnished with a four poster bed, en-suite bathroom and air conditioning with overhead fans and digital bedroom safes large enough to hold your laptop. 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 turquoise Atlantic.   Bedroom 2 has its own veranda, which seems to float over a fish-filled lily pond. It opens out to the gazebo, jacuzzi and two infinity pools – one 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 and private tranquil oasis surrounded by clumps of rustling bamboo. The kitchen is a joy to work in. It 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 ice making facility, plus another large fridge for keeping drinks cool. There is also a large stainless steel gas cooker – and of course a dishwasher. To one side is an open-air barbecue area and on the other a pantry and a utility room with large washing and drying machines. The vast living room is open to the bay, allowing ocean breezes to work their relaxing charms, 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.  Close by four teak armchairs 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. Humming birds, blue birds and cocricos fly around the gardens, and you can watch the ornamental koi fish from your hammock whilst sipping a home made rum cocktail. Sample our excellent local or European cooking, or try a fusion of both from our renowned cook, one of the best on the island. So hard is it to leave Ohana, that even though the stunningly beautiful little island of Tobago is full of enticing activities and day trips, our guests find it difficult to tear themselves away from the house. In fact, many guests never leave the house and wonder why they hired a car. Worth leaving home for are Tobago’s beautiful waterfalls; one of the oldest rainforests in the northern hemisphere; and for bird enthusiasts, there are over 210 different bird species; as well there are excellent diving and deep sea fishing.   1 house manager and 2 housekeepers look after the running of the house and will do as much or as little shopping and cooking as you require. Most guests prefer to do their own grocery shopping, however for those of you that don’t, we will be happy to do it for an additional fee, saving you those extra hours for topping up that tan! Our housekeepers will cook, serve, and wash up each morning for breakfast as this is included in the daily rate - however all ingredients for breakfast are to be provided by guests. Other meals can be requested and are charged at 20-30 US dollars per meal – again all ingredients to be provided by guests. Excellent and highly recommended aromatherapy massages can be arranged for $50 USD.More
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Aries B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:55%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2014
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Reviewed 21 April 2019

If you are looking for something different, this is it! It is not perfect, but it sure is paradise! The bedrooms and bathrooms were 5 star with the linens, towels and furnishings. The views from the property are magnificent! Understand the main living is open...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Michelle J
triniINprovence, VR Owner at VOTED TOP 20 CONDE NAST CARIBBEAN VILLA - 74 STEPS TO BEACH - KIDS TRAVEL FREE, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2019

Hi Michelle, Thanks for writing this review. Your comment about Ohana being part adventure, part luxury is spot on. Outdoor living in the tropics next to the ocean is a life experience. When you return to the city some people still hear the waves breaking...More

Reviewed 2 March 2019

We spent 4 wks in Ohana, apart from concrete foundations the villa is constructed wholly from various hard woods and the sea air is taking its toll. The interior is beautiful and very spacious and the entire villa meticulously cleaned daily by its permanent staff....More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Rogerc99
triniINprovence, VR Owner at VOTED TOP 20 CONDE NAST CARIBBEAN VILLA - 74 STEPS TO BEACH - KIDS TRAVEL FREE, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2019

Roger, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. It's a battle maintaining Ohana, as any person who has ever owned a wooden sailing boat will tell you. We sand and varnish constantly, and since the villa's completion in 2003, have been working to...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

I could write a book on booking and staying at this venue, but I would keep it brief. When I started our enquiry, Aries was pleasant to deal with, but after a few emails and he became the worst persons to communicate with. Emails literally...More

Date of stay: November 2016
6  Thank SaidaVandaddii
triniINprovence, VR Owner at VOTED TOP 20 CONDE NAST CARIBBEAN VILLA - 74 STEPS TO BEACH - KIDS TRAVEL FREE, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

As unpleasant as it must have been for you to have to write this review, it is also very unpleasant for us to hear that your stay at Ohana was not as you had imagined. I am sorry that I did not get back to...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2015

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Date of stay: May 2015
Reviewed 27 February 2015

The usual superlatives cannot do justice to our experience at Ohana! Our family of six adults and a three-year-old wanted a place to get away, where we could all relax from our hectic schedules, and get a chance to spend some time together. We did...More

Date of stay: February 2015
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triniINprovence, VR Owner at VOTED TOP 20 CONDE NAST CARIBBEAN VILLA - 74 STEPS TO BEACH - KIDS TRAVEL FREE, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2015

Wow! What a wonderful review of Ohana…this makes us so happy. It was a pleasure sharing Ohana with you and I hope it gave you a break from the East coast snowy weather. Please keep in touch!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Children's Pool
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Hot Tub
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Fax
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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