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74 steps to beach - kids travel free - Last minute offers July and August

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 650 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

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.

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. Our staff will be happy to arrange for any island activities using our preferred tour operators.

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 by our massage therapist can be arranged for $20 USD.

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

More Details

Owner
Aries Brooker
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 November, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Scarborough

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Outside - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • wooden decking
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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74 steps to beach - kids travel free - Last minute offers July and August
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

Scenic & calming. Natural & luxurious at same time

  • 5 of 5

Even though this was our 3rd stay at Ohana in 1 1/2 years, the magic of this place did not wane one bit. There is no other villa of its kind in Trinidad or Tobago, & possibly the Caribbean. It's definitely built to optimise on what the location has to offer. It's perched on a cliff, allowing for gorgeous views that you can enjoy from almost any spot. It's also quite cool & breezy. There are many overhead fans if it's still too warm for some. In addition to the sea views, the 4 rooms variously look out onto a large koi pond & 2 infinity pools (1 deep, 1 shallow), and a charming courtyard. You can sit in the shallow & and take in a nice drink & the sunset. It's clear that alot of love is poured into the care of the villa and its grounds. Everything is as advertised: air conditioning in rooms, bathtub in the master, washer, dryer, fridge, stove/oven, micro, heated water, 1 tv, wifi etc.Upon your arrival, you're treated to a lovely welcome package of various eats and drinks, including some nice wine and beer. Rena, the head housekeeper, is a very warm and affable lady & checks in once a day to make sure you're comfortable, & to have the rooms cleaned & toiletries replenished. Other than that, she is always only a phonecall away if you need assistance. There are so many unique and special touches to this villa that make it an experience and not just a stay - outdoor shower, smaller courtyard for reading or games (there are LOTS of books & magazines if you so decide), fruit trees on the grounds... You won't want to leave but if you do decide to go out & about, there are restaurants & beaches nearby, including a lovely private beach that is accessible via stairs from the property. It's also a gorgeous & increasingly popular choice for an intimate wedding...I had my reception here as well! Makes for breath-taking photos & a very relaxing honeymoon. Just google Ohana villa and you'd see images of the destination weddings held there. The owner of the villa is also a real pleasure to deal with, whether you're just staying or having an event there. You won't regret this stay. 3 stays there & I still got teary-eyed when it was time to leave. This place is truly a gem.

  • Review Submitted: 30/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ohana has reduced many a guest to tears...and sometimes laughter or shreiks of joy! Thank you for your review of our home, you seem to be at one with nature and the love of the outdoors. Looking forward to your Ohana visit 3.0.
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Toronto, Canada
5

Scenic views from a beautiful Caribbean Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our trip back to the beautiful tropical twin Island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, once called home, allowed us to spend time with family while celebrating one of my brother's major Birthday milestones. Although we were aware that we would be spending a few days in Tobago at the Ohana Villa and what the property would potentially offer having looked it up online, nothing could describe or capture the true beauty and architectural design of an Original Caribbean Villa as showcased by this stunning property. We were breathless on arrival on taking in the beauty of the property, the warm welcome of its staff and the stunning views it presented, nestled on the hilltops of Bacolet Tobago.

We all enjoyed the comfort and safety the accommodations had to offer with its many pools, ponds and the absolutely tasty meals prepared by Lisa the onsite chef. Not only would we recommend this location as a family or couples perfect destination, we would definitely make it our stay of choice on our next visit to Tobago!

  • Review Submitted: 15/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We've tried hard to photograph the house but nothing beats walking in and actually being at Ohana. So glad your family reunion went well...will look you up when I am in Toronto next.
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Brookfield, CT
5

Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

This review is embarrassingly late, but shows how much this gorgeous villa continuously keeps popping up in my mind... every time I think of wanting to go someplace quiet, nothing but a pool, a beach and absolute relaxation... I think and dream of Ohana. It is architecturally beautiful. So open and airy. The two pools were just perfect for lazing the days away. Aries, the owner, was incredibly accommodating and would respond within minutes to me, with any questions I had - and I had a lot! He's very patient and very thoughtful, as well as courteous. And his housekeeper, Rena, was just a delight! She's a great cook, and masseuse, and just all-around very helpful.

We are a family of 5 - kids were 14, 12 and 8. and they had a great time.

The villa is in a great location, tucked away between two hotels so you feel safe.

My only recommendation is bring lots of bug spray! Aside from that, it is my top favorite place I've ever been, and we've been to many, many places. It certainly is the most beautiful.

Thank you, Aries, for opening your incredible home to us!

Kindest,

Brian and Melinda Lopp, and kids

  • Review Submitted: 20/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ohana on my mind...this happens often and many guests (including myself)spend many moments of the day dreaming of our holiday there. It was lovely meeting you and I hope you can return one day!
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Savannah, GA USA
5

Amazing property! Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

Ohana is a truly remarkable home located a convenient distance from Scarborough. The pictures don't do the property justice. Everything was open and airy. The A/C in the bedrooms made sleeping comfortable. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. It was tough leaving and we certainly look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: 04/12/2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Craig, It was a pleasure welcoming you to Ohana. The sounds of the waves and ocean breeze, is what makes most of our guests sleep like babies! I hope to hear from you soon.
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
5

Unbelievable!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (3 boys - 16, 13 & 10) stayed at Ohana for Spring Break this year. It truly was an unbelievable experience. This is more than a place to stay. It is more than a home. It truly is an experience in and of itself. In fact, it is so lovely we had a hard time pulling ourselves away from it to go enjoy Tobago. The 2 pools and hot tub kept our boys very entertained as well as the beach down the stairs. The views truly must be seen to be believed. We all kept looking at each other all week and saying, "Can you believe this place?!" The house is designed so well it is like a piece of art. The beach is basically private…it is shared with a neat, small hotel next-door, but I think the most people we saw on the beach at any time was about 10 - 5 of which were us! Our boys played in the waves for hours every day. Great sandy beach and fun waves, but safe. Rena, who manages the house, met us at the airport and took very good care of us all week. The house is designed to be very "open" so it feels like 5 star outdoor living. All the benefits of being outdoors and all the luxury of staying in a fabulous place. We've stayed in some neat places all over the world, but this is definitely at the top of the list.

  • Review Submitted: 20/04/2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Reading this review makes me want to get back to Ohana right now! Thank you for taking the time to write this review…and communicating your Ohana experience to the world. It was a pleasure dealing with you and I hope you can visit again one day.
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5

Tobago vacation

  • 5 of 5

Ohana met and exceeded all of our expectations. The property is well designed with magnificent views, easy access to Bacolet beach and fabulous dining options. One can have a complete vacation experience without leaving the premises. Aries was very helpful in planning the trip and his staff led by Rena contributed immensley to a most enjoyable stay. I will definitely recommend Ohana to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 24/02/2014
  • Date of Stay: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure making contact with you Carl. I hope you can come and visit us again very soon!
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Scarborough

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
19 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
AU$1,286
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$166 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$2,274
 
 
High Season
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$1,286
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$166 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
1 May 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$1,154
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$87 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
AU$1,154
AU$7,276
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,049.4

Rates are based on 1-4 guests staying except for Christmas and New Year (1-8)

Cleaning charge included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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