Ocean View Apartment - Reader Reports & Opinion
Chris Schwalm from U.S.A. visited in March 2009 and awarded
Mr. Dillon runs this place and was the towns headmaster for many years, and is a very kind man (everyone around town knows him). The rooms are very clean, somewhat plain, but everything you'll need. We had a large kitchen and made use of it often. The views are absolutely amazing, I spent a lot of time just drinking a Stag on the front porch. The house is just above town, about a 5 minute walk. When I go back, I'm staying here again...enough said! I recommend this place for those people looking for a nice affordable clean room.
Caroline from U.K. visited in March 2008 and awarded
This is a great place to stay - clean, fully supplied kitchen, great views from the little balcony and the owners are really friendly.
The only downside is that it's up a hill and a little walk from the nice part of the main beach - but that is a small price to pay. It's away from the main part of the town so feels more spacious and less people than in the middle of town - not that Charlotesville is at all busy or noisy! In fact it is a great alternative if you want to get away from the touristy Crown Point area.
Highly recommend this - and you can save yourself quite a lot of money by cooking for yourself if you want to. However, I would advise to go shopping before you get to Charlottesville if you want to save money - its a good bit cheaper and lots more choice if you stock up at one of the supermarkets near the airport.
Also - make sure you have enough cash to last your stay in Charlottesville as the ATM is v. temperamental and often runs out of money and then you have to get yourself back to Crown Point...
Peter Wright from U.K. visited in January 2008 and awarded
For my fourth visit to Tobago I decided to stay in Charlottville for the whole of my five weeks. Charlottville is isolated, and a long, tortuous drive from the airport but well worth it if you like charming, quiet, fishing villages. (I would recommend that you hire a car though so you can explore the rest of the island and top up on groceries, fruit and veg. There are a few shops in the village but not well stocked.
'Ocean View' is run by Kechen Dillon, an intelligent and helpful young man, who lives right next door, along with his welcoming mother and father. On my arrival at the apartment (One of the top ones with twin beds) I was struck by its cleanliness, its well-equipped and roomy kitchen, with large fridge/freezer, microwave, electric kettle, coffee machine, and gas cooker. It also has a table and four chairs as well as a small sofa.. The bedroom was a decent size, air-conditioned and with adequate storage space, and the beds firm but comfortable. The bathroom was also spotless and I found the H&C shower excellent. The towels and face flannels were good quality, soft and generous. The supply of soap and toilet paper was also generous, something I don't often find in rented apartments!
Outside the apartment is a shared balcony, narrow, but with room enough to sit in the evening and enjoy the sunset with a cold drink, (or even a plate of dinner, as I did on many evenings).
The apartment in general was light and airy, with high ceilings and a pleasing atmosphere, while the view over the village, cricket-pitch and the beautiful bay was fabulous! But, be warned! There are quite a few steps to climb so it could be a problem for the less able. I have arthritis and it was just about all I could manage (but well worth the effort!).