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Warm & Sunny in Port of Spain #2

SuperhostPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Private room in house hosted by Ally
2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 shared bath
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OLD Port of Spain home. Room with two single beds. Each bed has a mosquito net and individual fan.. This is my smallest and so cheapest room :) Shared shower & bath. Free WiFi. NO AIR CONDITION. ELECTRIC FANS provided throughout. Close to dining, nightlife, and public transport. Suitable for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. There are no scenic views. Check in times are flexible to accommodate your flight arrival as long as you tell me your flight number :)

The space
As of 14th January 2016 the nearby power station has been decommissioned. Yippee!
However, there has been no information as to when demolition of the plant will take place or what will be built on the site. This is prime land so something will be built. It is only fair that you know that if you book with me, it is possible that your stay may coincide with demolition or construction over the road. Ho hum…. This is Trinidad!
I love my country but we are a mess! There is always something being pulled down or put up somewhere around the city!
My way of dealing with it is to go bird watching for the day or go and lay on the beach for the day if I’m not working.

CARNIVAL 2020 24th & 25th February 2020
If you are booking for Carnival, please note I have a minimum stay of 14 night over the Carnival period. If you book then later have to change the booking for a shorter stay, you will have to cancel and find somewhere else. This is the only time of year I make "real" money and anyway, this is the cheapest Carnival accommodation in this prime Carnival location :)

UPDATE: 6th December 2019
Whether you are staying with me or someone else in Trinidad, please make sure you READ the information in your "Itinerary" link. Make sure you have a note of my name, address and phone number for immigration purposes. Last night my visitor came close to being put on the next plane out. He failed to make a note of my details. He had no internet access as most people don't on arrival. Do not rely on your phone. Write it old school on a piece of paper. Two plane loads of people were dealt with before an Immigration Officer got around to calling me. Trinidad is undergoing an invasion of illegal immigrants mainly from South American and West Africa. The Immigration Officers are not interested in hearing excuses. They just act. Please note my visitor was a white American. There is no entitlement here :)
ALSO - Do not rely on the "Get Directions" button on Airbnb. It uses G----e maps which are notoriously bad in T&T. In my case it will send you to an office in the wrong street. So I emphasize again. Read the instructions in the "Itinerary" link.

So read on to find out about “Warm & Sunny in Port of Spain :)
This is the smallest room in an old and tired house with wooden floors throughout most of the house and large airy rooms. If you are coming to Trinidad for work we are ideally located within walking distance for access to meetings in the city centre, Hyatt, Radisson or the government Parliament and offices on the waterfront. If you are coming for a holiday this is a small country so no where is far but the traffic can be horrendous!
This location is about convenience not beauty as this is possibly the ugliest street in town!
Port of Spain is on the sea, so looking at a map, visitors might expect a more scenic location. However Port of Spain has no beaches and is very much a modern high rise city. The view from my home is the neighbours and the power station. There are no scenic views. To get scenic views within the city you have to stay in the Hyatt, Radisson etc. As a location it is perfect for moving around the city without having to resort to taxis. I am sorry that I can not provide beautiful views :(
I also have other rooms available which are not always listed on Airbnb so if your group is larger than two people please ask. I may be able to accommodate you :)
Also, if you use amazon and you are coming from the USA feel free to ask if I need anything :) I am always needing something, usually for my camera :)

Guest access
Access to small front garden, front verandah, sitting room, kitchen with use of fridge and microwave and washing machine.

Other things to note
While this is normally a quiet neighbourhood, like the rest of Port of Spain it can be noisy during Christmas & Carnival.
Carnival next year is on the 24th & 25th February 2020.
Important cultural difference to note, the day starts at 6.00 a.m. here. Sometimes a little earlier, therefore city noise starts at 6.00 a.m.
BRING EAR PLUGS! My dogs are yard dogs. They do not live in the house. The dogs are contained in the rear yard and rear verandah which is NOT part of the guest accommodation. The dogs are doing a job. They do bark at night when necessary as do all the neighbourhood dogs :) When one starts they all join in. They also bark around 6.00 a.m when the city starts coming alive as do all the neighbourhood dogs. Dogs are an essential part of home security in this country. BRING EARPLUGS if you think it will be an issue ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A LIGHT SLEEPER. Also at carnival big trucks can pass at anytime with massive speakers that shakes the neighbourhood. You've been warned :)
This is a dusty city. We get Sahara dust every year for several months. Free soil from Africa.... nice :) Look it up if you don't believe me :) Please also note - I DO NOT CHARGE A CLEANING FEE - and I am not a professional cleaner. This is my home not a hotel. There is no staff. Just me. If you are a clean freak please point out anything thing I've missed and I will clean it. I work and I always have something better to do with my time than clean though I do my best. Alternatively, if you enjoy cleaning feel free to ask for cleaning supplies and clean anything you like :) :) :)This year (2018) we have had particularly high levels of Sahara dust. The house is open and breezy. Dust comes in. No sooner than the floor is mopped there is a new layer of dust. There is a vacuum cleaner, broom, mop etc. available for you to use if you make a mess. Please respect the fact that I do not charge a cleaning fee and clean up before you go. It will be greatly appreciated :) I have rewritten this section as a result of recent experiences. You can fill in the blanks... :) :) :)
OLD Port of Spain home. Room with two single beds. Each bed has a mosquito net and individual fan.. This is my smallest and so cheapest room :) Shared shower & bath. Free WiFi. NO AIR CONDITION. ELECTRIC FANS provided throughout. Close to dining, nightlife, and public transport. Suitable for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. There are no scenic views. Check in times are flexible to accommodate your…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds

Amenities

Wifi
TV
Laptop-friendly workspace
Lock on bedroom door
Kitchen
Washer
Smoke alarm
First aid kit
Iron
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

We are in easy walking distance to Ariapita Avenue (locally just called The Avenue) which is home to several bars, restaurants, nightclubs, casinos, and street food locations. We are also in walking distance of the Water Taxi to San Fernando and the Tobago Ferry.
Please note: There are no scenic views. The view is that of an ordinary Port of Spain street... the neighbours and the power station. From the kitchen window you can see the Radisson and the Hyatt
We are in easy walking distance to Ariapita Avenue (locally just called The Avenue) which is home to several bars, restaurants, nightclubs, casinos, and street food locations. We are also in walking distance of…
Emperor Valley Zoo
2.0 km
Las Cuevas Beach
18.6 km
National Museum & Art Gallery
1.1 km
Gaspar Grande
15.2 km

Hosted by Ally

Joined in October 2015
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I have travelled all over the world and lived in several countries. I spent many years in the UK running a live music bar/restaurant/guesthouse. I am now home to stay with no desire to travel anymore except around the Caribbean. My main interest these days are bird watching, photography and sitting on the beach watching the world go by. I work as a tour guide and photographer. Aside from that I listen to audio books, mess around with some arty stuff and play backgammon when I can find an opponent which is not too often unfortunately.
I have travelled all over the world and lived in several countries. I spent many years in the UK running a live music bar/restaurant/guesthouse. I am now home to stay with no desir…
During your stay
I am a Certified Tour Guide specialising in Birding, Kayaking, Camping, Historical & General Sightseeing Tours. I charge US$15 per hour except for day trips to Maracas Beach for which I charge US$50 even if you want to stay for ten hours :) The cost of kayaking or camping trips are variable depending on where we go. Kayaking starts at US$70 per person and camping trips start at US$300 per person. If I am already booked for tours during your stay and there is room in the vehicle you will be welcomed to join the tour with the agreement of the primary client. Or I can connect you with one of my fellow Certified Tour Guides if I am not available.
Aside from that my aim is to make your visit as enjoyable as possible! This is afterall a party nation :)
I am a Certified Tour Guide specialising in Birding, Kayaking, Camping, Historical & General Sightseeing Tours. I charge US$15 per hour except for day trips to Maracas Beach for wh…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm