This beautifully built wooden lodge is situated on a hillside off the quiet Scarborough to Plymouth road. It looks out over mature trees across the valley to the green hills on the other side, and at the rear of the premises there’s a garden laid to lawn with pretty shrubs, at the top of which is a chain link fence and a line of palms giving privacy to the house, its garden and pool. A concrete walkway leads to the pool with its large deck - ideal for barbeques and al fresco dining, a wooden deck along the back of the house, is where you’ll find the washing up area. The deck is roofed, and the large eaves of the house protect it from the heavy rains that are part of the Caribbean experience. The other, much larger part, of the Caribbean experience is the heat and as a result houses need to be airy and breezy. To this effect the main room has a large ceiling fan and at the front there is glass louvers, giving a lovely vista of green trees and hills. Similarly the bedrooms all have fans and a large area of louvers and lattice allowing the rooms to be breezy but protected from rain and private.
The main room comprises a sitting area with comfortable armchairs and sofa, dining area with pretty wooden table and four chairs and kitchen with countertop separating the latter from the sitting room. Both kitchen and sitting room are well equipped with appliances including toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, cooker, stereo, and wireless internet. There are two bedrooms, one either end of the main room. The large ‘master’ bedroom has an en suite bathroom with a large shower, washbasin, toilet and a baby changing space. Inside the bedroom there is a mosquito netted double bed (4’7” x 6’3”) and a single bed (3’ x 6’3”). The room also has two large louvered doors leading onto a deck, which looks over part of the garden containing two large mango tees. There is a hammock at the end of the deck.
The other side of the sitting room is the second bedroom with a double bed and bunk beds (same sizes as above), all again mosquito netted. Two of the walls have louvered windows and doors, the latter opening onto a deck from which you can step down to the pool for your early morning swim! On this deck you will find the second bathroom. There are stairs from the kitchen area leading down to the third bathroom and a small double bedroom (4’7” x 6’3”), which has louvered doors opening onto a deck. Also downstairs is the well-equipped laundry area.
The pool is absolutely lovely. 20ft by 10ft with two depths (3’6” x 5’), it looks out over mature trees and the hills and is, like the house, a very private space. Both the pool and decked area are fenced off for safety and below the deck is a pool pump room and a pool storage room.
To get to the house there is a small road off the main road, which leads to a concrete driveway running alongside a retaining wall at the base of the hill on which the house is built. There is a gated driveway off this same concrete track, which takes you directly up to the pool area, There is a also a second small gate and steps up to the back of house and the entire garden is surrounded by wire mesh fencing making Mary’s Hill Lodge a great place to stay for families with young children.
The prices above are for 2-5 nights. Priced are reduced the longer you stay. Full rates prices are listed here: http://www.tobagoretreats.com/mhl_rates.php
The rates quoted are per night, for exclusive occupancy of the lodge. The maximum night-time occupancy of Marys Hill Lodge is 9 people, including children. This is increased to a maximum of 12 persons during daylight hours. We reserve the right to terminate all rentals immediately, with loss of all rental payments made, should these figures be exceeded.
Conditions of rental
A deposit of 25% of the total rental is due on booking and we can only secure the reservation once we have this. We accept payment by credit card, bank transfer to our uk or tobago account, paypal or western union.
6 weeks prior to arrival at the cottage, the balance will be due together with a separate payment of ÂŁ100. This is a returnable deposit against damages and breakages.This will be returned to you within one week after the end of the rental period all being well.
Guests must vacate Mary's Hill Lodge by 9am on the morning of departure. Please leave the property as you found it. Mary's Hill Lodge will be available to new guests after 2pm on the day of arrival.
Conditions of cancellation
Cancellation is possible, but with the following conditions::
Up to six weeks before arrival - you will forfeit your booking deposit.
Less than six weeks before arrival - the full amount will be forfeited unless a new guest is found for the same period in which case the payment will be returned less 15% administration charge.
All breakages, damages and fire to the house are the responsibility of the guest. The owners will not be liable for any loss, Injury or inconvenience caused to or suffered by the client.
Mary's Hill Lodge is only 10 minutes' drive from some beautiful beaches, one of them being Mount Irvine where you can swim, surf and snorkel. It also has a local bar and restaurant, and you can get fresh fish from the fishermen to take home most nights.