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“A Special Place”

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Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas
Ranked #1 of 1 Arnos Vale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 March 2013

The Reviews submitted here and elsewhere are consistent... I add to the praise that Camille,Derek and Silja (Mgr) and their excellent staff rightfully deserve!
We stayed only 3 nights but would have stayed longer if time permitted. My wife and daughter and I were picked up by cheerful, smiling Silja :-) at the airport and with stops for groceries, wine etc, we were brought back to this special place.
Cabana #2 was our brief home and it did not disappoint. I echo the various descriptions of grounds,pool area, trails , beach , birds, views, comfort and enjoyment that everyone else experienced and us as well.
Camille and Derek were there, along with their staff attending to the upkeep of Top O' Tobago and that is what it takes to maintain A Special Place..... hard work and vision.... it shows!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful slice of Tobago

Bob, Beckie and Tayla

Room Tip: Cabana #2 ..... with the arrangment of flowers ,shrubs around the terrace should be called the Birde...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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CamilleBaker, Owner at Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2013

Dear Robert,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It means a lot to us. We loved having you and your family visit. I do hope that you had a good time during the rest of your vacation in Tobago.

Sincerely Camille

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Reviewed 16 March 2013

I recently spent a couple of weeks there and found it to be absolutely tranquil and a perfect place for sitting poolside with a book. The staff at the villa are always there to answer your questions and to give advice on sightseeing in the area. You will find reference books about the island as well as a great supply of movies should you want to see one. Each Cabana has everything you need including a beautiful sitting area just outside. I loved renting a car and driving around the island but it was always great driving back up to what felt like my own piece of paradise at the end of the day! What's perfect about this place? Everything!! Well maintained,amazing views at every spot as well as lots of places to explore on and off the grounds!
I want to thank The Bakers as well as Silja, Susan and Zambo for their work and dedication to keep Top O Tobago my favourite holiday destination!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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CamilleBaker, Owner at Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2013

Dear Paula,

Thanks for the great review. We loved having you and Dawn here. We hope that you are happily settled in to the Canadian life.

Sincerely Camille

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Reviewed 10 March 2013

To Camille, Derek, Silja and Susan:
Thank you for a wonderful vacation experience. I will recommend Top O' Tobago to all my friends who are looking for a little rain-forest rest and regeneration. Special memories include bird song every morning and warm evenings by the poolside. We appreciated that you were always available to ensure everything we needed was readily at hand from groceries in the fridge to maps and local guides. And thank you also for sharing freely your personal knowledge of Tobago so that we first-time visitors could experience everything this interesting and storied island has to offer.
Lorraine and Martin

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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CamilleBaker, Owner at Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2013

Dear Lorraine and Martin,

We're glad that you made it home safe and sound. Thanks for visiting. We really enjoyed the time that you spent here with us in Tobago.

Sincerely Camille & Derek

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Reviewed 9 March 2013

We were greeted at check in by Silja the manageress who is lovely and very helpful, nothing is a problem.

My wife & I stayed in Cabana 3 which is furthest from the main villa and the pool which means you are 1 minute away from the pool instead of 45 seconds. All three of the Cabana's look nice and they have everything you could need except an oven (which isn't the end of the world), but they do have a grill, toaster, microwave, coffe maker, kettle, and big fridge with a good sized freezer section.

There are a couple of BBQ grills for you to use and there was charcoal there as well. They have a heating ring to start the charcoal burning which is very effective and quick so don't leave it for too long to get going or when you get back there will be a raging fire. We had a few nice BBQ's with a couple of cold beers, nothing better.
There is an excellent guide in the room which tells you were you can buy food etc or Silja or the owners will point you in the right direction.

The TV has a good selection of cable channels and there is a good libarary of complementary DVD's if you want to watch them.

There are cool boxes available to take to the beach, along with snorkelling gear and beach towels.

The grounds are really nice with loads of trees and birds and if you put a bit of bread or fruit on the railing outside in the shaded sitting area of your Cabana you will most likely get a Mot Mot or two paying you a visit.

The owners (Derek and Camille) were staying in the villa and they are very nice people with no airs and graces, it was a pleasure to meet them.

The place in on the top of hill with great views all around and ideally you need a car although I believe they will pick you up from the airport free of charge and even get you some provisions in if you ask so you do without one if you really don't want to drive.

The pool and pool area is lovely with plenty of good quality beds etc, in fact the whole place has been done to a very high standard and you won't want to go out.

Everything about Top O Tobago was perfect for us and we cannot recommend it highly enough if you like to do your own thing.

Room Tip: Take ear plugs, the birds would awaken the dead, that goes for the whole of Tobago. All three Cabana...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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CamilleBaker, Owner at Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2013

Dear Ian,
Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We certainly enjoyed having you and your wife here. Please visit Tobago again.

Sincerely Camille

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Reviewed 19 February 2013

I just returned 2 weeks ago from 15 days at Top O Tobago. What a great place to stay! The Cabanas (the entire Villa) are very well maintained and comfortable, the staff very friendly and helpful. I will definitely return. If you are looking for a nice, comfortable, clean, relaxing place to stay in Tobago, Top O Tobago is the place!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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CamilleBaker, Owner at Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2013

Dear Dawn,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're really happy that you enjoyed your time in Tobago.
Sincerely Camille

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Reviewed 15 February 2013

We have stayed at Top O Tobago frequently over the years, when we first discovered this unique place we fell in love with it's natural beauty and the very relaxed atmosphere with all the comforts, fantastic views and very friendly and helpful manager. You can use it as a base to explore Tobago and it's fantastic beaches and rain forest or just relax by the pool in a hammock and watch the humming birds, the snorkeling at Arnes Vale, a 10 min walk, is exceptional. The gardens are full of fruit trees and wonderfully tropical.
When we got married in Tobago our family stayed at Top O Tobago for 3 weeks and had a great time.
We love this place and hope to return over and over again.

Room Tip: There is a main house with 2 bedrooms and a den and 3 cabanas to choose from.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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CamilleBaker, Owner at Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2013

Dear Mr Halliday,
Thank you for taking the time to tell about your experiences at Top O Tobago.
We look forward to welcoming you back again and again.
Sincerely Camille

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Reviewed 22 January 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at Top O Tobago for a week and we loved every second of it. If we didn't have to return home for work we would have stayed longer. The views are picturesque, the atmosphere is relaxed, and the rooms are comfortable. We loved swimming in the clean pool during the sunny days and at night when the stars are shinny brighter than we have ever seen. Camille and Derek and the rest of the staff are very accomadating and welcoming, which makes you feel like your at home. I highly reccommend Top O Tobago to anyone who is looking to travel to Tobago.

Tyler & Lesley

  • Stayed: January 2013
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CamilleBaker, Owner at Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2013

Dear Tyler and Leslie,
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. It means a lot to us. We're very happy that you enjoyed your time in Tobago.

Sincerely Camille

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Additional Information about Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas

Address: Arnos Vale Road, Arnos Vale, Tobago
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Region: Caribbean > Trinidad and Tobago > Tobago > Arnos Vale
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Arnos Vale
Price Range: £249 - £468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Top O' Tobago Villa & Cabanas 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Top O Tobago is a villa which occupies the entire crest of a hill close to Caribbean Sea coast of SW Tobago. It takes 5 minutes to walk to the closest beach and there is a 360 degree view of the surrounding hills, valleys and coastline. The villa is comprised of a main 3 bedroom house and 3 studio apartments, each with its own patio and garden, and access to a common swimming pool. The villa offers the best of both rural and urban lifestyles. It is located on several acres of land with flower gardens, fruit trees, jungle vegetation and walking paths; but it is also within a 10 to 20 minute drive of numerous restaurants and shopping facilities. Top O Tobago is truly at the nexus of many worlds. ... more   less 

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