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Leapfrog, Castara, Tobago.

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Living area
Living area
Kitchen

Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum 
Condo/Apartment
Leapfrog is a 1 bedroom apartment situated below 'Toad Heights' in the village of Castara, Tobago. It has a living/kitchen area, bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen has a gas cooker/oven and fridge/freezer and toaster. There are pots & pans and all the dishes & cutlery that you might need to do your own cooking. The bedroom has a 'wrap around' mosquito net for your protection at night. The bathroom has all the normal facilities but the shower is unheated. The closest beach is only a 6 minute stroll away and there are several small shops within easy walking distance. There is a large outdoor patio with chairs, table and sun-loungers provided.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlySmoking allowed
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Stephen M
Hosting since December 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (5)
Mcav
Mcav
1 contribution
Castara villas
This place ticked all the boxes, affordable, comfortable and clean situated off the main road your almost in the rainforest itself surrounded by mango,lemon and palm trees. Steve and rita (the owners)have built a little plot of paradise a true Caribbean experience shops and beautiful beaches are a leisurely stroll away. Steve and rita with there knowledge of local area and culture will set you on your way,what are you waiting for?,drop your shoulders, wind your neck in and reach
Visited February 2019
Written March 26, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SteveMeeus
SteveMeeus
Thanks Mark! It’s always a pleasure hosting you & your family! See you next time!!!
Written March 28, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paige S
Paige S
Kelowna, Canada9 contributions
Rub shoulders with the locals
Nice quiet location. Lots of birds in he mornings. Not a 5 star resort but perfectly adequate for a base to explore Tobago. I really liked how it's so close to the neighbouring properties. There's very few roads, so people access their houses by crossing adjacent properties. This is disconcerting at first, but after a few days it turns out to be very rewarding as you meet real people and see them go about their routines. The owners are very personable. Very few american tourists, most are either English or Canadian
Visited February 2017
Written March 3, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SteveMeeus
SteveMeeus
It was a pleasure to host Paige and Mart and we hope to see them again in the future. All the best to you both!
Written March 5, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ennazus1951
ennazus1951
Greater London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Unique place to stay!
I stayed 14 nights at Leapfrog and had a wonderful time. The location, being a bit away from the village, means it’s possible to see lots of birds, plants and animals like lizards and agouti, which are like large hamsters. Even though it isn't right on the beach, it is still possible to have a view of the sea from the stairs leading up to Toad Heights (house above Leapfrog). There are two beaches within walking distance where there is fantastic swimming and snorkelling at both. The village is about 5 mins down the hill, which has many restaurants and cafes/bars and nearby shops.
 Leapfrog is very spacious for a single person or a couple, it has a living/dining/kitchen area, bathroom and separate bedroom with safety deposit box, wardrobe and mosquito net around the bed. WiFi is also available. There is also outside space for eating and lying around on the loungers provided. 
I would recommend Leapfrog to anyone who is in Castara, but note that it is quite a steep uphill walk which can be hard work, especially in the sun!
Visited March 2016 Traveled solo
Written March 20, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Adrian1949
Adrian1949
Herefordshire, United Kingdom2 contributions
The most relaxing holiday ever!
If you want all inclusive hotels, everything manicured and every need taken care of for you, then do not come here. You will be disappointed. On the other hand, if you want a very genuine bit of Caribbean beauty and utterly relaxed life then this is for you. Castara is just lovely, a gorgeous bay with a thriving village that makes its living from fishing and tourism. There are no hotels, only self catering apartments. You shop in the little local shops and buy fresh fish in the fish market ( or better still, go out with a local fisherman and catch your own ) for the same stuff the locals eat, then cook your own simple meals. You can eat cheaply in the bars and restaurants. We hired a car for one week (we stayed for 18 days) and travelled round the island. Every bay and village in the northern half is a cracker, but Castara is the place we would go back to for many reasons, but the two top ones are the swimming, which is safe and wonderful. It is the only bay we found with a large colony of seabirds, so that you swim amongst diving Pelicans, frigate birds, terns and gulls. What a joy! And Steve and Rita could not have been more welcoming and helpful hosts. They are English but have chosen to live within the community and so you just start meeting locals, who are very friendly. There is a lot of noise, with sometimes loud music(it is the Caribbean!), but this stops by 11pm. What doesn't stop are the cicadas, frogs, cockerels, dogs and birds. But this is all part of the atmosphere. Bring earplugs if you think you might need them! Simplicity is the watchword. Leapfrog is small and set in the garden which is alive with birds. Many hours can be easily whiled away sitting in the shade reading, watching birds lizards even a red squirrel and drinking rum! We took a rainforest birdwatching tour with Peter Cox. Fantastic.
Visited January 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written January 22, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

iamsuchabunny
iamsuchabunny
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
A bliss in Castara
Where do I start? We spent 6 nights at Leapfrog and loved our entire stay. It was in little rain-forest of it's own. We hear and see lots of birds and other animals like colourful lizards and agouti. Leapfrog was also surrounded by lemon, lime, mango and banana trees. Although it isn't right on the beach, one can still have the view from the stairs leading up to Toad Heights. Better still, the bathing/snorkeling beach is only 5 minutes (Little Bay) or 10 minutes (Big Bay) walk. There are also 2 (uphill and downhill) local shops within 2 to 5 minutes walks from Leapfrog. The shop on the uphill sells bus ticket to town (Scarborough) and the bus stop is just next to the shop. The downhill shop is called Bingi the King of Fruits and his wife Hazel take bread order everyday (collect next day) from 30TT depending on the size of the loaf. Other shops/bars/restaurants/entertainment are all close by and Internet is accessible from Toad Hall which is just a few steps downhill. Leapfrog as accommodation is very spacious for 2 people. I think it can easily accommodate a family with 1 small kid. It has a living space/dining/kitchen, bathroom and separate bedroom with safety deposit box, wardrobe and mosquito net. There are also 2 fans, radio and basic utensil/cookery sufficient for simple cooking. The bathroom doesn't have the hot shower but we find the water refreshing in the tropical climate like Tobago. During our stay we were very fortunate that we were well looked after by Petra and Look Up, the locals who caretake the place. They are both lovely and generous in assisting with our every need and people in Castara are ever so friendly and welcoming. Last but not least, many thanks to the owners, Steve and Rita who have been very prompt in attending to our every whine and query even though they were miles away from Tobago during our stay. We communicate a lot, got tons of helps and tips from Rita & Steve since a week before we got to Tobago and it is very reassuring that they keep checking if everything is ok with us at Leapfrog. We were also lucky to have the pleasure of Cat, the house cat as a company during our stay. She was very friendly and adorable, making the stay at Leapfrog even more memorable. We would definitely recommend Leapfrog to anyone who is seeking refuge in Castara and can appreciate many things that come with the nature. But if you mind the noise of birds, insects and roosters, then this heavenly little place might not be your sanctuary.
Visited November 2013
Written December 19, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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Frequently Asked Questions about Leapfrog, Castara, Tobago.

Leapfrog, Castara, Tobago. is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Leapfrog, Castara, Tobago. has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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Leapfrog, Castara, Tobago. Has Private Yard and Internet Access - UPDATED 2023 - Tripadvisor - Castara Vacation Rental