Birdie's Nest - Reader Reports & Opinion
Pearly Lee from U.S.A. visited in July 2012 and awarded
I felt compelled to write my first review here as Birdie's Nest and Prince deserve it.
Is there a Rating of 6???
Prince Robinson is the PERFECT host! He is cheerful, knowledgeable, witty, funny and goes out of his way to make your stay perfect. He took my boyfriend and I in search of a motorbike that ate up 2 hours of his busy time, yet he never fussed. He also got the BBQ to work for us! (thank you so much for this Prince!) He takes such pride of his place that you can't help but share this with him as well. Prince is a true gentleman - humble, respectful, and just a wonderful person.
The Place we called HOME
Apartment was SPOTLESS! I personally witnessed Prince and his mother Princess clean another apartment - it was then I understood their dedication and pride they have for their high standards. Apartment is spacious, all the amenities are there (sunblock, mosquito repellent), kitchen had everything we needed (minus the groceries of course). I could go on and on, but Prince has really thought this through. My favorite place was the patio where we could watch the sunset. We even ate our meals there!
The surrounding area was perfect - Birdie's Nest is perfectly located - very central in my opinion, and lots of places to get food. The lady that sells fish (Prince will tell you) is a must-try. She's closed on Mondays. The area is also very safe - it's mostly family members that were our neighbors.
We've definitely made new friends here, and we will definitely return. Prince, Princess, Birdie's Nest... a must-experience in Tobago.
Tricia from Trinidad visited in March 2012 and awarded
Visiting Tobago is not new to us; however our trips are usually in groups. Since it was our Anniversary, this time it would be just US. Finding a prime location is very important to my husband, he required a vehicle throughout our stay and airport services well – that’s a given, he had to be close to the beach and cable TV must be included! My list was quite short: pool, Wi-Fi and kitchenette.
I found Birdie's Nest on tripadvisor; the place looked soo welcoming & together with the great reviews which were recently added, it seemed promising..
Mr. Robinson was an exceptional host even though we’re Trini’s, (meanin this in a good way, i.e. we knew the island & our way around etc.). He informed us about additional highlights of the island & he organized a wonderful anniversary dinner which was centered with a breath-taking view – it was really one for the books!
Speaking for myself, I really wanted a get-away, I didn’t care which country & once my husband likes it – I’m happy. However I have my own standards, I can truly say that my short stay at Birdie’s Nest was one of the best vacations/get-away I’ve had yet.
Also, Mr. Prince Robinson, well done!! This place was truly a well kept Beach Front 'Nest' with its own Infinity Pool. You are without doubt a genuinely hospitable gentleman who is exceptional at what he does. We look forward to another stay!
Simon Anderson from U.K. visited in March 2012 and awarded
We were brought to Birdie's Nest by our taxi driver, Mr James, arriving on a dark steamy night in early March.
Prince was there to greet us and show us around his lovely home-turned-holiday apartments which were clean, spacious and very well furnished. What we could hear but not see was the ocean but all was put right the next morning - opening the door and walking onto the sun terrace you could almost touch the water. Birdies Nest has a stunning location right on Turtle beach in Black Rock, a 'real' Tobagan village. Prince and his mother keep the apartments spotless and are ready to provide car hire and advice ranging from which trips and excursions would suit your style (the Frankie Tours coastal cruise was spot on) to where to buy the best fresh lobster. Guest enjoyment is top of the agenda and Prince is justifiably proud of the new swimming pool that he checks and cleans almost every day - No silly hotel rules here, if you want to enjoy a nightime dip whilst listening to the crash of the waves on the beach just go ahead! All in all the perfect place to experience real Tobago at an excellent price.
Olaf Reszkowski from Germany visited in March 2012 and awarded
Für unseren länger geplanten 3-wöchigen Entspannungs- und Erlebnisurlaub auf Tobago wollten wir eine Unterkunft, die eine Lage am Meer ohne völlige Abgeschiedenheit bietet. Wir wählten Birdies Nest in Black Rock wegen der wunderbaren Strandlage und der guten Kritiken aus. Wir können alle positiven Kommentare nur bekräftigen. Das Haus ist vorzüglich gelegen und das von uns genutzte Apartment 1 hat eine beeindruckende Aussicht. Die Ausstattung des Apartments ist komfortabel und geräumig. Garten und der sehr schöne Pool werden vom Besitzer Prince Robinson fürsorglich gepflegt und auch das Apartment erfährt eine regelmäßige Auffrischung. Für uns besonders hilfreich waren die vielen Hinweise und Empfehlungen, die uns Prince bereitwillig gab. Selbst die Organisation einer kleinen Geburtstagsfeier ist ihm sehr gut gelungen.
Einfache Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Imbiss-Restaurants können im Ort zu Fuß erreicht werden. Für umfangreicheres Einkaufen im Zentrum oder zum Sightseeing haben wir bei Prince mehrfach ein Auto gemietet. Die Insel selbst ist ideal für Individualreisende. Sie bietet viel Natur (z.B. einsame Traumbuchten), aber keinen ausgeprägten Massentourismus. Wir haben uns in Birdies Nest, sowie auf ganz Tobago, immer sicher gefühlt und kommen sehr gern wieder an diesen schönen Ort zurück.
Gerhard F. from Austria visited in December 2011 and awarded
I have to tell you, that this is one of the nicest spots in Tobago.
The apartments are clean and homely well furnished.
You find everything for daily life, even a one day per week laundry possibility.
The pool is perfect and nicely situated, so you get the feeling of swimming right into the Caribbean Sea.
You will love it on days when the ocean in front is a little rougher than usual.
The best of all is the owner and his mother.
He is full of helpfulness and hints for his guests, and I hope he will keep his very friendly hospitality for all his life.
He even organises Christmas and New Years parties for his guests to have them comfortable.
The price for all this is moderate and you get, what you pay for, and often much more!
But, and now take good care, please, do not go there too often and too many of you.
Because I still would like to have a place for me to come again, and again, and again....
With my best regards,
Gerhard from Austria, visiting this place from December 2011 to January 2012