Blue Tanager - Reader Reports & Opinion
These reports are a combination of questions and comment posted in our Blue Tanager forum and visitor reports added via the 'Add Report' tab above. The votes awarded are weighted by volume and date to give a truer representation of reader satisfaction [more details].
Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 4 votes = 4 (max 5)
Kris Ganase from U.S.A. visited in December 2012 and awarded
Nice place, well located, clean and well laid out. Perfect vacation home for a group of 10 people. Owner was great to deal with and honest, as were local representatives. Are already planning to return.
Sophie Wheeler from U.K. visited in June 2012 and awarded
I had a group of us staying in Tobago over the period of 3 weeks on a field course with our degree, and this is the villa we decided to stay in in our third week. It was perfect. The pool is a great size, all the bedrooms are a great size (all ensuite) and it had everything we needed...Ipod dock, ice machine, blender, loungers etc. The only thing that the villa could really do with was a dishwasher, but this wasn't really a problem! The maid who came a few times a week was always very friendly and did a very good job!
Above all it was in a stunning location, in a quiet little cul-de-sac,making it perfect for a group of you, and if you decide to go out anywhere for meals or for a day trip, nowhere is too far!
The garden was amazing, and i found myself every morning sat on the veranda looking out at all the birds that would come and visit the feeder. An absolute gem if you would like to get to know the birds of Tobago
The beach is only a 5-10 minute stroll away as well!
I would definitely recommend this villa to stay in, all of us described it as perfect, and above all the owner, Ian, has been a delight to deal with. He gave us lots of information and advice before we went, and he couldn't do enough, offering for us to vacate the property when we needed to on the departure date, arranging us transfers from the airport, always very quick at communication etc
Would thoroughly recommend to anyone visiting Tobago!
Rob & Margaret Brady from Canada visited in January 2012 and awarded
We found Blue Tanager on the MyTobago website and booked it for 8 nights from January 4 - 12, 2012. We arrived by the fast ferry and were met by the caretaker, Gus. The house is a stunning property, situated in Mount Irvine. Five spacious bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms and individual air conditioning and safes. Four of the bedrooms have direct access to the lovely pool and large patio area the fifth bedroom has direct access to the back porch, which overlooks the gardens and the bird feeder which soon became the focus of our attention. The open concept living - dining area is very spacious with beamed cathedral ceilings. The best feature of this amazing property is the gardens which are meticulously tended by Anthony, the gardener. The maid, Sarah, came in during the week, did the laundry and cleaned and tidied - did a great job.
General Comments: Outstanding property, great location with easy access to everywhere once you have a car. The Mount Irvine fish market is only a five minute walk with fresh fish whenever the boats come in – usually every afternoon around 4 pm. Good security but many keys to deal with - made it somewhat confusing as some were not labeled. Ideal property for a large party (we had 9). Kitchen was well equipped however there is no dishwasher which was a downside since 9 people generate lots of dirty dishes! There were some minor glitches eg: the cable television did not work while we were there and while we thought that we would not miss having internet access, we found that we were having to go out and locate hotspots to access essential things such as airline check ins and locate restaurants, etc. We appreciated the library of books - everyone made use of them especially the 'Birds of Trinidad & Tobago' many of whom visited the feeder. The only unwelcome visitors were the Cocricos at 5:00am, but we got used to them too!
Overall: We were very satisfied with our visit and would recommend this property to other visitors to Tobago. Would like to note, however, that we were the first large group to rent this property and there were some minor management issues that need to be worked out - however, these did not detract from our enjoyment of the property or Tobago.
Louis De Lapeyrouse from Trinidad visited in December 2009 and awarded
We know the owners very well and thus have had the opportunity to stay here a few times. It's a lovely place and I'm not sure you could ask for a better villa to stay in!!!