Birdie's Nest - Reader Reports & Opinion
Angela And Martin Bohm from Sweden visited in July 2011 and awarded
Me, my wife and our son, Jacob, lived at Birdie´s nest for one week in July. The house was nicely situated in a calm area with a wonderful view over the sea. The rooms were nice and well spaced, clean and equipped with all the resources needed.
Above all we were very satisfied with our hosts, Prince and his mother, Princess. They were very service minded, very nice, extremely helpful and above all very friendly and was contributing to make our visit even more memorable. We really hope to visit this nice place again.
Alex Douglas from U.S.A. visited in February 2011 and awarded
My family and I spent five nights at Birdie's Nest at the end of Feb. It was quiet, relaxing,and we enjoyed it. The apt was clean ,the villagers were friendly ,the internet worked well and it was free. The best thing about Birdie's Nest is Prince, he is a gem of a person and knows how to run a guest house.He goes out of his way to make your stay memorable and did so many extra things for us,that it's too much to mention,
I used previous reviews on this site ,to pick a Birdie's Nest,and I wasn't disappointed.Tobago is beautifull,Birdie's Nest is wonderfull, and Prince? Well he's the Prince of Tobago.
Alan Wood from U.K. visited in January 2011 and awarded
My adult son Eliot and I last stayed at Birdies Nest in 2009 and despite our avowed intention to always try somewhere new each holiday, we both agreed that here was an exception. The recession put pay to that in 2010 but in January 2011 we returned once more to paradise.
I was afraid that we'd remembered all the good bits and that we might be disappointed the second time around but from the moment that Prince's 'man' met us at the airport and drove us the ten minutes to Black Rock I realised that there were indeed NO bad bits!
Prince has continued to invest in the property and it gleamed in newly painted glory. He has completed the fencing which now boasts remote controlled gates. He has installed security cameras as well so that even the most nervous visitor can be re-assured about their safety. We found that it was largely unnecessary as the villagers were all so friendly and often called round to 'lime' with us in the evenings as I cooked the evening meal on the gas barbecue provided.
Despite being thrilled with the service provided by Sheppy's car hire in 2009 we chose this time to hire Prince's automatic Mazda 323 with full aircon. We were not disappointed, it did the job superbly and was a very good deal - Cheers Prince.
It was good to see Princess again and several other members of the extended Robinson family and friends and such a pleasure to hear our names called out in the village street as new friends chose to pass the time of day with us.
We enjoyed the 1 mile walk along the beach from the apartment right up to Plymouth twice a day, both in the morning and then again by moonlight, never once feeling anything other than relaxed. True we did meet the 'coconut man' one the first day, as we did last visit, but a firm refusal to buy his egg sized 'coconut' did the trick and he was not seen again.
Prince was again the perfect host and nothing is ever too much trouble for this real nice guy who we now both regard as a friend.
Towards the end of the holiday we both agreed that if anything we had enjoyed this second visit more than the first as we now felt part of the village rather than mere tourists. Finances permitting, this will not be our last visit to Birdies Nest.
During our stay the once rather muddy track from the road to the apartment was asphalted and now looks very smart. Also, and perhaps I'm jumping the gun by telling you this, a man came to measure up and quote for a pool in the garden overlooking the beach! Whether it will be there when we next visit, I don't know, but if Prince's reputation continues to grow I know he will re-invest it to the benefit of his guests.
Moritz from Germany visited in January 2011 and awarded
To make a super positive stay short: Birdies Nest is situated perfectly, right at the beach. We stayed in the ground floor appartment, facing the sea. Appartment was spacious and perfectly clean. All rooms are equiped with aircondition and the kitchen gave us all the opportunities to comfortably cook while staying at birdies nest. Being situated in Black Rock, it is a perfect place to start your excursions. Also being a bit away from the more touristic area in the south around the airport makes totally sense.
Last but not least: We have travelled a lot all over the world, but Prince, who is running the place, is the perfect host and always there to help with anything that you might need!
So from our side it's all thumbs up and highly recommended.
Kevin Soutar from Canada visited in December 2010 and awarded
We stayed at Birdie's Nest a year ago, and after that trip were determined to return. As it turned out, thankfully one year later we made it, and we certainly hope to be there yet again in the future. I think it's the best unkept secret around. Prince gets glowing reviews, and rightfully so.
If you want a quiet place, right on the beach, with plenty of birdlife, an outside shower, intenet availability, clean with all the comforts of home, walking distance from other beaches with good snorkelling, walking distance to stores etc. This place has it all.
We love it there.
You can read our previous review of Birdie's Nest from last year for more info. Our experience this time was similar in many ways, and I think the other reviews that I have read do accurately describe this gem.
Thanks for having us Prince.