Old-Time Charm on the Caribbean Sea
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The Cholson Chalets are one cottage and two antique two-storied chalets comprising six beautifully appointed suites framed by a lush fully-equipped garden and the picturesque beachfront of Man of War Bay. Locally owned and family-run, The Cholson Chalets have been welcoming guests to the quiet, romantic village of Charlotteville on the North East coast of Tobago for generations. See slideshow.
A regular award-winning traditional guest house since 1997, the Cholson Chalets offer the ultimate eco-luxury experience to travellers eager for Tobago beachfront accommodation that offers a blissful balance between rustic and chic, full-service and self-catered, relaxation and adventure.
With the Caribbean Sea a few steps away, and many hidden treasures within the village of Charlotteville, guests can choose to either relax or engage in soft adventure and eco-activities. Whether sightseeing, dining, hiking, fishing, boating, diving, snorkelling or lounging on the beach, our Charlotteville hospitality and the village’s ability to leave visitors mesmerised and recharged, will certainly beckon you to return.
72 – 74 Bay Street, Charlotteville, Tobago, West Indies
The Honeymoon Suite
Two bedrooms, kitchenette and dining area with an early 20th century aesthetic and open balcony with a bird’s-eye view of five beaches.
The Seine Suite
Two bedrooms and living area with access to an open porch where you can participate in the “pulling of the seine” for the morning catch.
The Cholson Cottage
Two bedrooms and living area with access to an airy porch that opens unto our lush fully equipped garden and courtyard.
The Colonial Suite
Three bedrooms, kitchenette and family area enclosed by a wrap-around porch with Colonial-style 90-degree angle windows.
Cosy space for lovebirds with dining area and courtyard views of the Caribbean Sea and the soothing sound of waves over stones.
The Morris Suite
Two bedrooms, kitchenette and dining area with “Morris Chairs” and original bar counter framed by a covered verandah.
My partner and I stayed for a weekend in the small apartment fronting the beach road – five steps from the beach – our friends visited for a day and we all liked it so much we booked the larger cottage for a group stay a couple of weekends later. Great location, historic fishermen’s cottages lovingly maintained in their original condition.
— LizLovesTobago, Tripadvisor
My first thought when I walked in was “wow”! I couldn’t get over how lovely and charming it was. The view over the bay is amazing, its literally 3 short steps from the beach. The place reminds me of an old English railway station house or signal box, its all wood, painted green and white with dark stained wood floors. Its old but absolutely spotless, the owner was born here and really cares! The view is even good after dark, all the lights twinkling from the boats and hillside houses. Very good value for money too. It reminded us of the beach place in the film Betty Blue.
— FlickS68, Tripadvisor
If you love the sea in all its different moods, and a quiet holiday to get-away-from-it-all, this is the place for you. The large glass windows stretching all the way across the gallery are beyond compare and allow a beautiful sea-view and mountains even from the kitchen. Pirate’s Bay is the best, it’s mood also varies according to the moon and tide. The fifteen-minute hike to reach, though uphill, is wonderful and exciting.
— Phillippa A, Tripadvisor
If you are looking for moments of peaceful solitude whilst enjoying the sound and smell of the sea then you should be headed to this beautiful accommodation. The friendliness of the staff is apparent from the word go. I found the property to be ideally located right on the beach front, a very narrow strip of road being the only thing between your porch and the beach. You are surrounded by residents of the district affording you a genuine, on the ground Tobago experience complete with seine pulling and drinking beer at Carrington’s pub.
— HewsonK, Tripadvisor
We spent 7 nights at Cholson Chalet and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The accommodations are quaint, charming and comfortable….and serve as a perfect setting in this quiet fishing village. You can get the feel of the entire town while sitting out on the balcony and watching the activities unfold during the day. We had an upper unit with ocean view, and it was lovely!
— CubsWillRock, Tripadvisor
STAY for the Charm
With the Caribbean Sea a few steps away, and many hidden treasures within the village of Charlotteville, guests can choose to either relax at The Cholson Chalets traditional Tobago guest house or engage in soft adventure and eco-activities. Click the PLUS+ signs to read more about the highlights of our Tobago beachfront accommodation.
The Cholson Chalets offer guests the quintessential beachfront experience — with a side of quaint. Our antique two-storied chalets were built in the early 1900s and boast many of the original architectural details like varnished wooden floors, Colonial-style windows, four-poster beds, and Classic Caribbean wooden fretwork. Ten short steps to Man of War Bay, guests enjoy the surround sound of waves over the pebble beach, the coolness of the ocean breeze, and views of the mountains in the north and the alcove of beaches in the south. Enjoy a laidback retreat while wrapped in rustic charm at The Cholson Chalets.
Eating and Entertainment
The doors and windows of The Cholson Chalets open right into the arms of Charlotteville. Daily interactions with the villagers are common, and guests are welcomed to experience the unique rhythm of life in a traditional fishing village. The Cholson Chalets are within comfortable walking distance of all the popular shops, bars and restaurants in Charlotteville. Located along the beachfront you will find some local restaurants — among the best known are Sharon and Phebs and the Banana Boat Bistro. The Offshore Bar is another popular option for beer and entertainment. Whether it’s a simple beer or a full fish fry, you can access it easily from the steps of the Cholson Chalets.
Outdoors and Adventure
The Cholson Chalets and Charlotteville are a favourite of eco-tourists, adventure seekers, bird watchers, avid hikers, fishing enthusiasts, and those eager for the ultimate eco-luxury experience — with a twist. Charlotteville is in the heart of Tobago’s northeast ecosystem with many trails to the rainforest. A short walk from Pirates Bay, Fort Campbleton and short boat rides to the scenic beaches of Campbleton Bay, Sand Bay, Waterfall Bay, Hermitage Bay and Pirates Bay, a stay at the Cholson Chalets places you within arms reach of your ideal outdoor experience.
72-74 Bay Street, Charlotteville, Tobago
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