French for ‘sun’ Soleil is aptly named and a truly impressive well designed 5 bedroom villa. The design embraces the stunning location, on a hillside in beautiful Arnos Vale Tobago. The turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea is practically at your doorstep. This villa offers a soothing Japanese ambience and a decor perfectly suited to the environs. Relax beside the pool or in the open courtyard which showcases wonderful unpolluted skies at night. The house itself surrounds the open courtyard while the foyer, kitchen, dining and living areas are very open and flow into one another, which is perfect for entertaining. The views/seascapes from Villa Soleil are noticeable from almost every corner of the villa since almost every wall is lined with windows. Views can also be seen from each ensuite bedroom as they all feature spacious individual private balconies that face the sea and allow you to relax and admire the stunning surroundings from your bedroom and feel the refreshing sea breeze, while the sun sparkles on the water below. Views can also be seen from the ensuite bathroom which has windows that face the sea.
The courtyard and all rooms on this main level of the villa are impeccably and thoughtfully furnished to encourage large gatherings, whilst still providing comfortable areas promoting individual escape. The spacious and open kitchen is completed with very appealing and high-quality wooden finishes throughout while the centre of the kitchen features a wooden structure which holds pots, pans and utensils almost as if they were hanging from the ceiling. The villa’s kitchen also comes fully equipped with ample stainless steel appliances to satisfy a chef. However, if you’ve decided to rent the villa, Soleil’s housekeeper Camille, would be happy to prepare almost any kind of local food you desire. The dining area features a large mahogany table, which would also be set by the housekeeper if renting and allows for seating up to 12 persons with ample room.
The dining area features a large mahogany table, which would also be set by the housekeeper if renting and allows for seating up to 12 persons with ample room. The foyer flows into a mini-cocktail lounge area off the kitchen with seating accommodation. Obliquely across the cocktail lounge is the open courtyard with wooden Adirondack chairs, for you to recline with your refreshments. On the other side of the kitchen is another breakfast bar, adjoined by even more counter space.
In the central area of the villa, there’s a total of 4 ensuite bedrooms, these of which include the official master suite on the lower main floor, with the other 3, just as large bedrooms on the upper level. The bedrooms are air-conditioned and equipped with ceiling fans and a constant flow of sea breeze once the windows are open. They also all feature huge multi-coloured tiled shower rooms. On the ground level, there is a separate and self-contained apartment with a living area, full kitchen & bathroom, and a sleeping area furnished with a queen sized bed – Villa Soleil’s 5th bedroom. The living room of the villa’s apartment opens onto the wooden pool deck with multiple seating/ relaxing areas and a lily pond, barbeque area and the villa’s two swimming pools. There is a pathway that leads to the sea from the lower pool deck. The covered jetty down there has already become a popular wedding spot.
Upon arrival to Tobago, you’d be met at the airport by Curtis, who along with Soleil’s professional managers and staff will be on call for the duration of your visit to ensure everything runs smoothly. Should you decide you need someone who knows the island to drive you around, Curtis is your man! Should you decide to hire a car, this could easily be organised, the car delivered at your convenience. When you arrive at the villa, one of Soleil’s managers Gillian will be there to greet you, pass over the keys, and give you a quick tour. Then all you have to do is unpack.
Your housekeeper will be there 3 days a week to clean and, together with the rest of ‘Team Soleil’, she is there to ensure your stay is a carefree and a relaxing one. ‘Team Soleil’ is also more than happy to assist in organising whichever nature or sight-seeing tours and activities you think you might be interested in — at reasonable rates, with trusted local guides! Horse riding, deep-sea diving, an all-inclusive day of snorkelling & sailing aboard ‘Island Girl’, and a day-trip to Trinidad with a local Birding Expert are all activities worth considering. Not to mention a few more seasonal ones like sports fishing, surfing at Mt. Irvine, or taking part in an SOS (Save our Sea turtles) Nesting or Hatchling Watch.
For the golf enthusiasts in your party, Gillian can also advise as to the particular golf packages available at Tobago’s two award-winning 18-hole Championship golf courses, the one at Mt. Irvine being only a 5 – 10-minute drive from the villa. On-hand, you will find an in-house folder with a list of recommendations for dining, as well as flyers detailing local activities — for those who prefer to make it up as they go … plan their own fun. One thing for sure: whether home relaxing or out exploring, you can be as lazy and adventurous as you want when staying at Soleil!
Villa Soleil can be rented for a minimum of 4 days, or less if the booking fits. Please check the Availability Calendar to confirm whether the villa has availability for the dates you are interested in.
Rates are flexible insofar as they depend on the number of bedrooms being occupied (500 USD for 2 bedrooms and 100 USD for each bedroom after that per day), and length of stay.
Rates are based upon full occupancy for popular periods such as Christmas and Carnival, when there is also a minimum night requirement depending on the average number of holiday days involved (but, once again, you are advised to enquire as to whether your desired dates fit).
All bookings are subject to a refundable damage deposit of US$500. The damage deposit is payable when placing the booking and will be returned, by bank transfer, 3 days after check-out, assuming that there is no damage or missing inventory.
Soleil’s welcome basket is not included in any of the discounted rates often offered for longer visits; though provisioning is always an optional extra that the management is happy to provide when given advance notice.
|Price:||800 USD Per Day|
|City:||Arnos Vale, Tobago|
|County:||Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Lot Square Feet:||1 Acre|