Taking its name from the Blue Tanager, a bird, that is local to the house. Tanager Ridge Villa is situated within a Ecological Reserve in the Englishman's Bay area of Tobago (map). Nestled on top of a ridge surrounded by tropical landscape, the house has stunning views over the sea, made more pleasurable by the various decks and balconies that make the most of the paradisical setting of the area.
Sleeping and Accommodation
Tanager Ridge Villa can sleep up to 10 people, with four double bedrooms and one twin room, all with ensuite bathrooms. The master bedroom is on the top floor of the main house, and a balcony with views over the sea. The main house has a further double bedroom and a twin room on the ground floor. The guest house consists of two double bedrooms, each on their own floor, with a kitchenette and views over the rainforest. All double beds are Queen sized and all rooms have fans for the warmer nights.
The house is largely open plan with a fully functioning kitchen and and a sitting room with Cable TV, a surround sound music player and large French windows leading to the pool area. The house is designed to be a cool, light haven during the hottest parts of the day with tiled floors and a gentle draft. There is a dishwasher in the kitchen and a further room around the side of the house with a washing machine and dryer.
The pool is situated at the front of the house and measures 33 by 13ft, with steps leading into the shallow area. There is a pool house with a bar that offers a sanctuary in which to mix the finest cocktails, or to keep the local Carib beers ice cold. A plentiful supply of wooden sun loungers with cushions allow you to relax throughout the day when even the short trip to the beach seems like hard work. Surrounded by a well kept garden, and with a further deck with safe railings on which to have breakfast or indulge in a board or card game, time can seem to ease by gently in the company of hummingbirds and other birdlife. Lunch and dinner can be taken either under the open sky or in the eating area between the pool and house. Two large gas barbeques offer the perfect way to cook the local fish, such as Tuna, Bonito, Kingfish, Barracuda and Red Snapper, all of which are easily bought in the local town Castara from the fishermen who come in twice daily.
Django is our trusted gardener and friend, who keeps the immaculate garden that surrounds the house from which fresh lime, banana and coconut can be procured. He comes every weekday and can offer all the local knowledge and advice you need. Our housekeeper, Glynnis, comes three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and keeps the house in clean and tidy order, regularly washing sheets and towels. A meet and greet service is provided by Rain and her team of hospitality providers, and she is on hand for any further help you may require.
We have good connections Mr Rattan of Rattan's Rentals, a reliable and competitive car rental company next to Crown Point Airport. 4x4 is recommended although not essential. Mention Dr Foale when booking.
Rattan's Rentals: +1 868 639 8271.