We spent Easter (2016) weekend in the main house at Gloucester Place. What a great location to stay. Bea and Win are terrific hosts. Breakfast is amazing. Other meals may be prearranged although we did not explore that option. The building is very nice, very solidly built and therefore essentially sound proof. The room and bathroom are adequately sized and ours had a veranda. They know the area very well of course and were full of suggestions as to where to eat and what to do. The location on the island is ideal from our point of view. Being on the western side of the island there is less wind making it a peaceful site. It is also near the northern end of the island where the vegetation is greener, prettier all around. The view from the main veranda is beautiful. The garden is very lush. The infinity pool, although small, is a great way to cool off in the afternoon while enjoying the view at the same time. There are several very nice beaches nearby. We went to the two closer ones and enjoyed them very much. Englishman’s Bay beach has a small restaurant for lunch and drinks throughout the day. Not far away is the road through the Main Ridge Forest Reserve, established in 1776. Amazing. The Gilpin Trace comes off that road and is a must see for people with an interest in birds. Unless you are an expert birder, a guide is essential to make the most of the walk. Renting a vehicle is necessary and Bea or Win can arrange a rental. They recommend Taylor Rental. The service was excellent and the owner was very responsive to a minor issue I had (not really an issue at all). I am sure that you will enjoy your stay with Bea and Win as well as enjoy this part of Tobago should you decide to stay there.
On this delightful island, with lovely people, we were privileged to stay at Gloucester Place. in the most beautiful North West. Bea and Wynn, our hosts, were so helpful and generous - even to making a meal for the guests when all the restaurants seemed to be closed due to Carnival the next day. Its a wonderful setting, with beautiful walks nearby. Perfect place to unwind.
Staying at Gloucester Place is like visiting the home of very good friends whose house just happens to have a spectacular view of the Caribbean, a refreshing swimming pool, and a garden populated by tropical birds. Your charming and attentive hosts, Bea and Win Sargent, start you off each morning with a terrific breakfast, assist you with everything from car rentals to laundry to restaurant reservations, lend you books, and generally go out of their way to help you navigate and enjoy Tobago. Both are fountains of friendly information and advice about where to go and what to do. Both seem to know and like everyone in and around Parlatuvier and Castara (and vice versa). Having lived in such diverse places as Iran, Sri Lanka, Venezuela and North Carolina, they are well prepared by temperament and experience to embrace visitors from all over the world. Indeed, sharing breakfast and conversation with fellow guests from England and Canada was an unanticipated highlight of our stay. We have stayed in a lot of b&b's in a lot of places, but none better than this. We look forward to coming back.
My wife and I stayed at Gloucestor place for 3 nights and it was a beautiful and relaxing stay. Our hosts Bea and Wyn were open and friendly and we were made to feel comfortable and free to enjoy the place as our own. The rooms were comfortable, clean and we slept very well in the beds. Breakfast with the other guests was very enjoyable and we also cooked an evening meal together. The surrounding areas are absolutely stunning and it is a fantastic place to make your base to enjoy Tobago and relax for a few days. We are already planning our next visit back there hopefully taking some other people.
We travelled April 2015 with our 3 year old son. We couldn't have asked for more on arriving in Tobago and staying at Win & Bea's beautiful home, Gloucester Place. From the first greeting they made us all feel at home and relaxed. We settled into our room - the Lexington Suite which was a little more spacious than the other rooms, perfect for the 3 of us and the bed was huge so plenty big enough for our son to sleep in it too! We were then welcomed with a beer on the terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea with views of a spectacular blow hole, then headed to the pool for a refreshing swim. Parlatuvier is beautiful and we enjoyed watching the fishermen bring in and gut their catch in the afternoons on the jetty while huge sting rays circled in the water. We swam in the deliciously cool waterfalls which are a small hike from the village. And we visited many stunningly untouched beaches. Win & Bea are natural hosts.They are open, friendly, interesting, fun and kind people who made our stay all the better. They spoiled our 3 year old rotten and dedicated his own cup to him, gave him biscuits and anything else he hankered for. The property is gorgeous, cleverly designed to make the most of the extraordinarily stunning surroundings and our only regret is that we didn't stay longer. It's a real slice of paradise and Win & Bea are exceptional hosts!
Spent a lovely time at Gloucester place with Bea and Winn. Infinity pool and deck were perfect. Winn gave us a little driving tour of the area. Renting a car is propbably best though we didn't for the first couple days. Taylor rentals was great and dropped off a car to the B&B when we needed. Great experience.
We had a wonderful stay in this well situated, comfortable cottage (Essex). Our hosts were so accommodating and generous - they gave us great advice on where to go and where to dine. They are truly warm, kind and helpful people. The views from the cottage are sublime: endless blue sea and lush greenery. We enjoyed the lovely birds that came to the feeder on the terrace, too. There is no A/C or wifi in the cottage (there is in the nearby house), but we were very comfortable and enjoyed being able to cook our own meals. It's spacious, well-equipped and private. Breakfast on the terrace gazing at the sea was very special. This part of the island is perfect for exploring Tobago because it's gorgeous, near the best beaches, and far away from the more dispiritingly developed parts of the island.
We feel very lucky to have selected this great B and B for our stay in Tobago. We intentionally chose a spot away from the madding crowds and were very glad. The quiet is so relaxing and the views stunning! Both the house and grounds are well kept, beautifully planned and seduce you to stay and hang out. Bea and Win are extremely pleasant hosts who not only made delicious breakfasts but also helped with trip planning before the fact and made numerous suggestions to help us while there. While the nearby town of Casteras has a good selection of restaurants which we sampled on a number of evenings we were glad not to be staying there as the noise goes on into the wee hours. The adjacent village of Parlatuvier is unspoiled and a quick walk down some stairs...and a not-so-quick walk back. We had a car, really a must, and explored the beautiful northern part of Tobago from gorgeous, almost deserted beaches to great rain forest hikes, complete with the rain. The driving was fine even for those of us not used to left hand drive. The cows, goats and dogs in the road guaranteed you were paying attention! If returning to Tobago I would definitely head here again
My wife and I spent a glorious week at Gloucester Place in February. Leaving Canada that time of year for the warmth of Tobago shortened our winter, to be sure, but this was no ordinary B&B, and Tobago is no ordinary tourist island. It was our first trip to this island, and we loved it. The population is small, much of the island is undeveloped (great walks, extensive bird population), and the villages are mainly local people. We sought out a location on Tobago that took us away from the main centres, and that turned out to be an excellent decision. It took us about 90 minutes, driving slowly, to make our way to Bea and Winn’s place with a rental car, and that drive gave us an excellent opportunity to start appreciating the island. I wouldn’t want to make the trip at night, since the roads are narrow and driving is on the left, but during the day the drive was lovely. Staying next to Parlatuvier, the tiny (actual) fishing village, allowed us to walk over (10 minutes) or drive (3 minutes) to swim, or walk, or talk with the fishermen. We also ate a few meals there, including two at a terrific private home, on the veranda a few steps from the beach. Ask Bea to call for reservations. Gloucester Place itself was as stunning as the pictures and website suggest. We stayed in the Carlisle room, with a balcony overlooking the tree tops, the surf below, and the birds nudging us out of our sleep every morning. Breakfasts were delicious (thank you Bea, and Wyn), and we spent countless hours simply sitting by the pool outside the house, reading, drinking, reading, listening to the birds, dipping into the pool, reading…. We returned home calmer, happier, with great memories. We’d return in a heartbeat. Michel and Ellen Desjardins
In my estimation the north coast of Tobago is the most scenic and peaceful part of the island and Gloucester Place is ideally located to enjoy it being high up on the hillside very close to the picturesque fishing village of Parlatuvier with Englishman’s Bay and Castara nearby. We stayed 8 nights in the Concord Room that is located on the first floor along with the other two in-house guest rooms. It is the largest of the three and has shared access to a large terrace overlooking the bay below. It is simply furnished with a toilet and shower area hidden on the other side of a partition wall. The room has air conditioning, although we found that it was unnecessary to use it at night as the sea breezes high on the hillside kept the environment pleasantly cool. Bea & Win were great hosts, making us very welcome in their tree-top home and freely offered advice and guidance when requested. On the first night they cooked dinner for us as we didn’t arrive until after dark – this was very much appreciated after such a long journey for the UK. Later, during our stay, they took us out with a party to dine at Joanna’s in Parlatuvier. The other nights we usually ate in Castara – the Almond Tree being our favourite. However, with its views from on high, the Castara Retreat is a great place for lunch but at twice the price! Breakfast, served at around 8:30 downstairs in the attractive open plan living area, was usually communal affair shared with the other international guests – Bea & Win varying the menu according. I might add that guests are able share refrigerator storage space for personal food items – great if you want a drink or a snack at other times of the day. There were always cold beers to hand – the house rule was to replace what took at your convenience. Thanks Bea & Win for a fabulously memorable stay!
My boyfriend and I spent a week at Gloucester Place in January 2015. Bea and Win were the most gracious hosts and we highly recommend staying there during your time in Tobago. The B&B is a little off the beaten path, which makes for an incredible getaway from the touristy destinations in the Caribbean. Gloucester Place is tucked away on a lofted bend, with striking views of the ocean below and the jungle above. The B&B is a very short drive to Parlatuvier, which offers some dining and grocery options. Castara is about ten minutes by drive and offers more options for food. The North side of the island is generally less touristy, but much more relaxing and offers a great location to truly get away from it all. The B&B was very beautiful, had an open air feel, and an infinity pool to boot. We stayed in the Carlisle room and had great views from our private veranda, we also really enjoyed an evening cocktail from the first floor porch with Bea and Win. Bea and Win were excellent cooks (ask for the Banana and Oatmeal Bake!) and the portion sizes for breakfast portions were very healthy. Between the quality and quantity, we did not go hungry. Our hosts were also very helpful in determining our itinerary for the day. Tobago has plenty to offer and we were determined to make the most of our vacation. Bea and Win’s input helped us plan our days and take advantage of our time there. They also offered some great tips for dining and helped make reservations when required. On a couple of days, we did take it easy at a local beach, Englishmen’s Bay, which the B&B is conveniently located near. It is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the Island so no matter where you stay, it is a must see. We enjoyed our stay at Gloucester Place very much. Thank you Bea and Win for making our Tobago vacation incredible! Sarah and Scott
I literally stumbled upon a little piece of Nirvana here in Tobago. I was frantically searching for a four day gap in my travel accommodations when I found Winn, Bea, and their Gloucester Place B&B. I have unusually stupid luck and came upon the best accommodations I had found since leaving the US. Perched on a hill just outside Parlatuiver, along the North Road, leeward side of Tobago. As you descend the driveway, the first thing that I thought was, "I'm in the wrong place". I thought it was a private estate. What you find are tremendously friendly owner's and a place you never want to leave. The view, the atmosphere, the hospitality, the local area.... all are just unimaginable. I stayed in a private, single room with a drop-dead view of the north coast and crashing surf. A private balcony served up one of the most incredible views. Day or night, it was a place of true tranquility. Bea served some fabulous breakfasts; and both Bea and Winn never seemed to stop making your stay unforgettable. To discover the immediate area you needed a little determination. I did not have a car so I did all of my exploring on foot. Trails to waterfalls, the village of Parlatuiver, and the beautiful beach of Englishman's Bay were all within walking distance. A good workout, but very satisfying. When you returned, you could reflect and be mesmerised by the views from the infinity pool. I never wanted to leave!
If you want to get away from the more touristic Crown Point area of the island, head north and stay here. Amazing views from the entire property, walking distance to a local bar with fantastic views over Palentouvier. Bea and Winn are so helpful, they booked us fishing and guided rain forest walks. They also introduced us the the other couple who were staying at the same time so we were able to combine the fishing trip with them. It is advisable to hire a car which makes the north of the island really easy to explore.
If don’t want an all-inclusive, ‘could be anywhere’ holiday but hope for somewhere individual, quiet and beautiful then Gloucester Place is the pick of the bunch. This is a fantastic place to stay, the house is comfortable, the rooms are well appointed, there is a lovely pool, a waterfall on the grounds, a bar within a 5 minute amble and the stunning Parlatuvier Bay a 10 minute walk away. The wonderful Englishmans Bay is a few minutes drive and Castara is about ten minutes or so. Bea & Win are such a friendly, helpful and interesting couple who will leave you to do your own thing or include you in their daily lives, whichever you prefer. The food was great; eight breakfasts, none of which were the same and all of which were delicious (and huge). We also had a couple of evening meals which were lovely, one of which started with a trip down to the jetty to select a fish from the catch just brought in. Bea and Win were very helpful, full of suggestions for places to visit, places to avoid, restaurant tips etc, going so far as to give us a lift a couple of times. They were also generous enough to let us use the internet and I even watched the Utd-City derby (Win follows the Premier League – well after a fashion, he’s an Arsenal supporter!). They both have a great stock of stories from their time teaching around the world and you can sit on the balcony with a few beers or rums just shooting the breeze; read a book by the pool or go and visit one of the beaches. A fantastic holiday.
My wife and I visited Tobago, Bea and Win and Gloucester Place in March of 2014. What a wonderful experience we had. Not only are Bea and Win the finest of hosts but their guest house is beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable. Bea is a great cook and Win is just as good of a server as they keep you advised of the high points of the island and their life full of adventure. We stayed in the Concord Room which was simply and tastefully furnished. It had a very nice balcony that overlooked incredible sunsets on the Caribbean Sea. It was the perfect place to enjoy a cold Carib beer while talking with your mate about the adventures you had that day. Gloucester Place is in a good central location on the island from there you can easily take day trips to close by, nearly deserted, beaches and snorkel and swim to your hearts content. You can walk to the local tavern, Andy’s, and take in refreshments as you sit on his upper deck watching the fishing boats come in to Parlatuvier Bay. Don’t forget to visit Castara’s fine “Mom and Pop” restaurants for the best local cuisine and, almost more importantly, to visit Heavenly Bay, which we did a few times. If you need a car rental be sure to contact Taylor Auto Rental, they are very nice folk and very accommodating. When will we get back to Tobago again? I am not sure, but we will be staying with Bea and Win at Gloucester Place, for sure!
My sister, nephew and I had the complete pleasure of staying at Gloucester Place house in March of 2014. Innkeepers, Win and Bea were truly a delight and made our stay that much more a success. The house is a distance from the main town, airport and ferry but completely worth the trip. This part of the island is so tranquil, manicured, green and unspoiled. We enjoyed just wandering (we had our car) or walking to the nearby waterfall or lunch/drink spots and beach. The breakfast on the open-air deck/kitchen starts each day the way you would want on vacation. Yum! Bea and Win are very accommodating in every way, you can even eat other meals in their house and they're quite the duo in the kitchen. I especially enjoyed their stories from many years of life abroad. Good times had by all. So much so, we're going back in April!
Gloucester Place is a terrific find for those of us that like to be a little off the beaten path when on vacation. Win and Bea are perfect island hosts and they want to share the best of Tobago and every gem that the north side of this beautifully unspoiled island has to offer. We were literally taken in as family and really made to feel so welcome. Everything about the house is relaxed and calm and the sound of the waves always present crashing onto the rocks below is truly mesmerizing. Coupled with the views of the forest in one direction and ocean in the other you can’t help but smile about how lucky you are to have been smart enough to book this place! We suggest you come hungry because there is a lot of good food to eat on this island and Bea’s fresh banana pancakes at breakfast should not be missed. We enjoyed watching the local birds right at the inn, relaxing at the pool, walking to the local waterfalls, going into the rainforest, touring a cocoa plantation, visiting nearly every beautiful cove beach on the island and most of all the thrill of driving around the entire island anticipating what view the next hairpin bend would bring.
If you want a clean, comfortable guest house with the most welcoming and friendly owners, away from the tourist hotspots, then this is it. Originally picked as part of a bird watching trip, so we could be near the rainforest reserve in the north of the island it is a gem. Bea and Win just make you feel relaxed and at ease as soon as you arrive. The guest house is in a cliff side location with spectacular views overlooking the Caribbean Sea about an hours drive from the airport. With a few tips on the local spots from Bea and Win we were soon watching some stunning birds. Top River Falls in Parlatuvier is not to be missed. On the short easy walk to these picturesque falls we saw specialities such as Barred Antshrike, White-fringed Antwren, Green Kingfisher, Rufous-tailed Jacamar and Blue-crowned Motmot. Around Parlatuvier Bay itself we saw Magnificant Frigatebirds, Brown Booby and Brown Pelicans. If we come back to Tobago, Gloucester Place will be top of our accommodation list. Thanks Bea and Win for a most enjoyable stay
My boyfriend and I stayed at Gloucester Place for 10 days over the holidays and had a wonderful time. Bea and Winn are super sweet and helpful. The house is very clean and the grounds are beautiful, especially the pool/yard. We woke to the lovely sound of birds each morning and then were treated to yummy breakfasts and great conversations. The rooms are perfect - all that we needed and more. Fresh beach towels were provided each day. In addition, they did laundry for us twice! So awesome. It was also nice to have a balcony facing the beautiful Caribbean Sea. You definitely need a car on the north side of the island, which is more quiet and less developed. But we found this side pleasant and next to our favorite beaches and restaurants. I highly recommend staying at Gloucester Place for a nice and peaceful getaway in Tobago.
My husband and I stayed here with our three grown up children (19 yrs - 26yrs) It was like staying in Paradise. Beautiful location, friendly hosts and wonderful food.The breakfasts were different each day. We requested an evening meal one night and it was delicious. Our bedroom had an amazing view looking down through the lush vegetation to the sea. All three rooms had an en suite bathroom and access to a balcony - very clean and comfortable. Bea and Win made us feel very welcome and were interesting and interested hosts. If we ever have the fortune of returning to Tobao we'll definitely stay here again!
Gloucester Place ticks all the boxes. We have stayed in all sorts of accommodation all over the World but the Sargent’s B&B is exceptional. Our visit was a long weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Trinidad. We left the tackiness of Crown Point behind and drove up through the countryside, arriving on the stunning North coast. The house is in a magnificent location above the little fishing village and bay of Parlatuvier. It has lovely gardens and an outstanding view down to the sea from the terrace, and from our very comfortable room. Win and Bea are the perfect hosts: welcoming, a mine of information and Bea is a great cook. We instantly felt at home. After a few drinks at the nearby bar and good conversations, we fell asleep listening to the sea and awoke the next morning to the sounds and sights of Tobago’s amazing birdlife. A little bit of Paradise…
Truly Paradise. Floating in the infinity pool, seemingly about to float into the ocean and surrounding rainforest, the bird calls the only sound in the silence, you will find yourself relaxing to an entirely new level. The main house with guest rooms and bungalow are spacious and furnished beautifully from the lives and travels of the wonderful owners, Bea and Win. And super clean! Competing for your time and interest will be the huge balcony with similarly spectacular views accompanied by loads of up to date magazines where one can easily spend hours. The balcony leads off of the dining area where Bea and Win whip up spectacular breakfasts. There is a nearby beach in the bay, which one can walk down to from the guest house as well as beautiful waterfalls and other bays nearby.Win and Bea are helpful with tips of where to go and visit although its tempting just to stay and enjoy Gloucester Place the entire time. My husband and I loved every single minute of our week's stay.
We spent four wonderful days with your hosts at Gloucester, Win and Bea, in January 2013. Parletuvier is as non-touristy as it gets, while Bea and Win deserve all the plaudits others have mentioned for their warm, welcoming, hospitality: this is like an ongoing house party of comfortable conversation, excellent accommodation, and great good...including an evening meal if you want (alternatives in the area are pretty limited). You have great access to whatever-you-had-in-mind, from snorkeling to some of the best birding in the Caribbean, pleasant walk to a waterfall, watching the fishermen, etc. Outstanding value, yet it's the warm welcome that makes this a #1 on our list.
We had two nights here in January '13. You do need a car to get around especially if staying more than a couple days. But Bea will cook dinner if needed. Great banana pancakes for breakfast! There is a Shared common veranda area overlooking the pounding surf below. Infinity salt water pool is down 14 steps. (The only issue we had was getting there on Northside Hwy - we took the wrong road at Moriah. Stay Right in Moriah? The road to this B & B has a hundred S curves, and you drive on the Left.) The owners live on site and make themselves available to assist you. We enjoyed dinner at Marguerite's in Castara on a Sunday night when all else was closed. We enjoyed meeting the owners, American ex-pats, and other guests - a young couple from Sweden. Gorgeous place to stay. All good.
We stayed in Essex Cottage over the Christmas. The tree house property is just fantastic with stunning views. The open plan living and kitchen area with the verandah and shutters that open the entire length of the property gives the feeling of absolute freedom. The property owners Bea and Win are wonderful people and so very helpful. It was a treat having Wonder Dog to accompany you on the beautiful local walks, a real friend with a lot of character. The location is superb to sample the real Tobago, yet still in easy reach of good beaches and villages. We found everyone in the villages very friendly and very helpful. What a pleasure to order such things and pumpkin bread and banana bread from someones home and then to go back and collect still warm and fresh.If you want to see Tobago and sample the real way of life go and stay with Bea and Win, you will have treasured memories forever. Thank you so much for your friendship and kindness, we will return.
We had a wonderful time at this beautiful b+b at the north of the island, castara is particularly beautiful. Do go to joanna in parmalatuvier for an evening meal, she is a superb cook, bea can help you out with this. Look out for wonder the dog who has adopted the house!!!
We stayed in the concord room for three nights in April 2012. Everything was amazing! Bea and Win (and Wonder the dog) were extremely nice and we were made to feel like this was our home from the start. The accomodation and property are excellent. The location was great, close to nice beaches and walking distant to Glasgow's Bar and Parlatuvier Bay. Bea and Win will cook you dinner or there are good options in Castara which is about a 10 minute drive. We wish we had stayed here longer and we hope to return to Gloucester Place and Tobago soon.
We couldn't have asked for a better stay at Gloucester Place. From the moment we arrived at their bed & breakfast, Bea and Win were unbelievable hosts! Their lovely home is set on a gorgeous landscape overlooking the ocean with several prime lookout points. The lush property with waterfall, infinitey pool, various fruit trees, and large wrap-around porch are maintained excellently and make for a very tranquil environment. While staying at Gloucester Place, we enjoyed several amazing meals. Not only is the included breakfast a pleasure each morning, Bea and Win also offer specialty meals to their guests at nominal costs. It is highly recommended that guests partake in the opportunity to feast with their humble hosts! Gloucester is conveniently located within a short drive or manageable walk to several beaches and delicious places to eat. If you are looking for a "non-touristy" taste of the local their guests Tobagonian flavor, this is the place for you!
Great location in Parlatuvier - the guesthouse is located on a hill overlooking the village. The room was very comfortable and we also enjoyed relaxing on the veranda and watching the birds in the garden. It is off the normal tourist trail and feels like you are in the "real" Tobago. The owners are very friendly - they gave us lots of help with suggestions of things to do and booking guides. Bea's cooking is fantastic and it is well worth having dinner at the guesthouse as well as breakfast.
If you are looking for some place very close to paradise- choose this one:-)! We (a german couple around the age of fourty) planned all our trip with mytobago.com and we expected this stop to be the highlight of our journey...and it was. The house, the pool, the hosts, the surrounding, the rainforest, the close beaches...really everything seemed to be perfect here. This beautifull house is very quite, has a stunning seaview and a lot of tropical birds around. The hosts are trying to make your stay unforgettable and the dog (wonderdog) is very kind. Overall these very some days we will remember with pleasure.