Avocado Cottage - Reader Reports & Opinion
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Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 17 votes = 4.7 (max 5)
Derek And Frances Faiers from U.K. visited in November 2013 and awarded
Our first Caribbean holiday and we have fallen in love with Tobago and Avocado Cottage in particular, so much so that we will be returning in 2014/15 to sit on the balcony and enjoy the birds, the warmth, the view and of course Tony's special christmas dinner!
We may find time for a few rounds of golf, our daily swim and a 'Stag' or two before cooking and eating our freshly caught fish on the veranda whilst watching the fireflies and listening to the cicadas. Thanks to Tony this is all possible and not a dream, we can't wait!
Phil Moorhouse from U.K. visited in November 2012 and awarded
We stayed at Avocado Cottage from 5 - 12 November and once we had acclimatised to the heat(30 degrees daytime, about 27 at night)and humidity, we had a great time. It was the end of the rainy season , which (to some extent) explained the humidity and the level of mosquito activity (Mosiguard was essential!).
Tony met us at the airport and gave us a very friendly and helpful welcome. In addition to transferring us to the cottage he stopped at the supermarket so we could pick up some provisions, and had also prepared a meal for us which was there when we arrived at the cottage, which was great. He also gave us another meal on our last day, before taking us back to the airport.
The cottage is in a great location, well tucked away from the road, so we were not overlooked and felt completely safe. Being built on the side of a hill meant the verandah was at tree top height, which meant we had great views across the golf course to the sea, and could also watch the birds (of which there were many, all brightly coloured and fascinating). We spent hours sitting on the verandah just relaxing and taking it all in.
When we did go out, we found that a hire car was very useful, because although the nearest beach was only ten minutes walk away, the cottage too far away from the nearest shops to do any shopping with out one. It was also great to have a car so we could explore the rest of the island (wwell worth it!). Again Tony helped us with car hire, using his local knowledge and contacts to obtain a good deal for us (better than any of the national car rental companies).
Accepting that Avocado Cottage is pretty basic (which we expected it to be), the only improvements we can really think of are that the bed and bedding in the bedroom nearest the door could do with being renewed (we didn't try the bed in the other bedroom, perhaps we should have); and the cottage really needs a good-quality tin opener!
All in all though, we had a fabulous time and would definitely go back, though in the dry season next time!
Many thanks again to Tony and Michelle for all their helpfulness and hospitality!
Julia And Christoph from Germany visited in June 2012 and awarded
When we arrived at Tobago, our host Tony picked us up at the airport and took us to the cottage with a quick stop at the supermarket.
We found a very beautiful and cosy cottage where we stayed for two weeks.
Tony filled our fridge with self-made carribean food and some drinks. He cooked for us every sunday, helped us to get a car, showed us how to play golf and was very helpful in all kinds of questions we had.
After our trips around the wonderful island every night we had a drink at our terrace and enjoyed the great view over carribean sea and rain forest.
We can totally recommend the cottage and want to thank Tony for the wonderful stay.
Martin & Kamla Cook from U.K. visited in March 2012 and awarded
The property is in an excellent location and so hidden from view that we felt very secure at Avocado Cottage. The accommodation is comfortable and the veranda (and the view) is absolutely wonderful. We ate all meals on the veranda from 6am to 10pm (virtually no mosquitoes..). Our host (Bob) picked us up from the airport and dropped us back - as well as took us on a preliminary shopping trip the next day (early closing Sunday and our rental car wasn't booked till 2pm). Tony also cooked us an absolutely excellent meal (lucky Michelle). There's no air conditioning (NOT required) but there were excellent fans which we appreciated. We walked to the beach one day (about 20 minutes) but since we had a rental car - we just drove everywhere. You can get to just about anywhere on the South end of Tobago in less than 30mintes from the Cottage. Lovely Island. The property is 'open' (unsealed) so you sometimes get geckos in the house and of course need to sleep under mosquito nets (provided). Overall excellent value and a fabulous holiday. Martin also went fishing with a local charter and returned with enough Kingfish and Tuna to feed us all week.
Katherine And Tom Cole from U.S.A. visited in December 2010 and awarded
Wonderful cottage,peaceful setting, birds, trees, a lovely walk to the beach through the beautiful golf course.
Best of all--a fantastic host! Tony made us a delicious welcome meal and as well a wonderful typical "Tobago Sunday Dinner". He was really helpful in many ways--met us at the ferry dock, drove us to the market, found us a rental car, etc etc. We miss him!