Casa Delamar - Reader Reports & Opinion
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Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 2 votes = 4.2 (max 5)
M Bachan from Trinidad visited in November 2016 and awarded
Myself about this great place. My family was all looking for a place with a pool and private beach and there was Casadelamar. We stayed 4 nights 5 days.
When we arrived, there were hiccups finding the place and eventually we got there and met our Host Francis. He was just the same as the review describes "great host". He hosted himself as a guess and not the owner himself and that made us felt really comfortable.
Francis is just an expert. He knows exactly how to make his guess comfortable. The place is located in Bacolet with your private beach just in the back of house,
1 min walk, picturesque and the water just amazing to be in. Lots of coconut trees and sandy beach.
All the pics are just what you see. 4 bedroom, 1 king master bedroom with private bathroom and 3 queen bed all comfortable and clean with A/C.
NB:(there's no locks in the bedroom doors)
The kitchen is fully equip and clean. If you need anything extra, Francis always provides. The living room sofas are so comfortable. The balcony is breath taking and relaxing.
No washer and dryer available for short stay visitors.
Francis is a great DJ man. Lovely music,“The Doctor's prescription”!
Once Francis gets to know you, he will make your stay a memorable one.
He spoilt my 4 year old with lots of chocolate and oranges from the back garden.
Bought out his personal drinks for my friends to have and let us use the pool all night long.
Francis lives downstairs and never gets in your way. He's fun to be around.
We were treated like family. “Came as a guess and left as a friend.”
Thank you Francis for making our stay a memorable one and we will surely return to our paradise once again.
Jan Trask from U.S.A. visited in March 2015 and awarded
Before I start this review, I just have to say that after my last trip I thought I should pinch myself...
I just finished my second trip to Tobago in six months. My initial thought was I would return at some point but I really did not expect to go so soon. I think I really needed to know if my first experience was as good as I remembered! And I wanted someplace unique and warm to spend my birthday!
My hosts are the best. Tobago is a beautiful tropical island and I have been there in November and in March. I believe it is greener in November but the hospitality of the island remains the same. The weather is basically the same either time but that is really irrelevant.
The most important thing is the hospitality of the owners of the villa. I may be the exception to the rule because I travel alone and I depend on them to make my vacation dreams come true but I cannot say enough of the warmth of Francis and Monica or the island and the hospitality that they exude. I was fortunate to meet others who live on the island and all are wonderful people.
I met the incoming guests and I believe they feel the same as I do. This is paradise! The villa is well appointed and the hospitality unsurpassed. I am not sure what led me to this place but I know in my heart there will never be anything better for a relaxing, wonderful vacation.
Francis and Monica are the most accommodating hosts I have ever met and I feel like family while there (and at home). I feel so blessed to have met them and I look forward to my next visit. I did invite them to stay with me in Florida and I hope that someday they will.
Alan Giagnocavo from U.S.A. visited in November 2011 and awarded
We stayed with Natasha and Malcolm several months after they opened.
Two middle-aged parents and our kids 11 and 14.
We had a great time. The beach is a short walk away. All of us loved the beach. We swam, ran and just walked it. It is amazing how much the beach can change in just 30 minutes - depending on the light and tides. Great to lay out on in a lounge. The most people we ever saw on this 1 mile + beach were 4 other than ourselves. (all very friendly and nice). It was like owning your own beach.
The bedrooms are nicely furnished and comfortable. A Full kitchen with attached dining room.
It was still in a bit of a "shakedown cruise" state - so there were a few annoyances. But they quickly looked after and understood what we needed.
Natasha and Malcolm are perfect as B+B hosts. They are interesting and generous- and so will spend as little or as much time as you want with them.
Kids loved their two Ridgeback puppies. And while we were there, they rescued a donkey and gave her a place in the backyard area.
While the ocean is great, we also like a pool for relaxing and games. The pool is very nice.
We loved our stay there and will definitely come back again!
Jenny Whitney from Canada visited in July 2011 and awarded
My husband and I wanted something very special for our 20th wedding anniversary and Tobago was the ideal choice! Crisp blue skies, crystal clear water, hypnotic waves whooshing against the beach, private pool, solitude right in the middle of all the action - perfect, perfect, perfect! Better than anything we had ever experienced, even Hawaii. Certainly the best value of the many, many rentals we reviewed. We first toured the island via private taxi to get the "big picture". It was worth the fare. We love fish and dining out was such a delicious treat. Tobagoians are blessed and they pass those blessings on to their visitors. We always felt safe and received warm greetings from dozens of strangers. So much to see and do, yet quiet, slow and very romantic. I'm already trying to determine how we can retire to this paradise on Earth!
Keith Bigger from Canada visited in February 2011 and awarded
Yes! We enjoyed our stay in Tobago immensely. The house is marvelous and made us feel right at home. And since we are dog owners too, having Lica (sp?) around made being away from our black Lab "Sugar" easier. She's a sweet dog and does her job as a watch dog well.
From both our perspectives, there's not a lot you could change to improve CasaDelaMar. It's exactly the kind of place we like. It's the second VRBO we've done in the Caribbean, Bequia was the first. Both were excellent at reasonable prices, particularly when compared to the surrounding hotel rates for high season.
We found a couple of restaurants that you may want to add to the list - Little Havana is on Bacolet Rd towards town at Bacolet Beach Club. Casual, elegant, price is reasonable, the food looks and tastes great. We also liked the Surf and Turf, located at Bamboo Walk Hotel on the other side of town. Again, causal, elegant, reasonable, and food is great. We had two gargantuan lobsters there but one should call ahead if they want lobster. And the service is very good at both places. If you go for pizza there a place in Crowne Point, La Margarita, that's very good.
Since Deb and I like to go to new islands every year we sort of rate them for future reference. Tobago is a great "beginners" island for those not familiar with Caribbean vacations that are not resort based. The infrastructure is almost like home (good roads, modern stores, conveniences) but you don't have to go far "up country" to get some really beautiful beach, shoreline, and rain forest that mostly deserted.
Anyway, thanks for helping us have a wonderful time. When we make it back to Tobago we surely consider CasaDelaMar again.
Keith and Debbie Bigger