Calabash Villa - Reader Reports & Opinion
Lystra C from Trinidad visited in April 2012 and awarded
My family and I stayed at this villa for a few days .the villa was nice ,plenty of room but the pool was not cleaned very often .The first day it was full of leaves from the trees and the filter was not working well.But we still manage to have fun ,the villa needs some TLC.
Amelia from Trinidad visited in September 2011 and awarded
We stayed at Calabash Villa from 16-19 September 2011.
This was our first vacation where our entire family vacationed at the same time, we usually all take vacation at different times of the year, we had a very special celebration in September, also we had 5 birthdays to celebrate in that month.
Calabash isn't one of the most modern villas in Tobago, the amenities were comfortable and there's lots of space for a large group, our group comprise of 10 adults and 3 kids including a baby, there were lots of space for the kids.
Our only problem was the "water situation" we had to struggle to shower Saturday and Sunday as the water tanks were empty, it also hamper our "beach time" on Sunday as we had to wait (which wasn't our responsibility)on the WASA truck to come fill a tank for us.
We found it very inconsiderate of the housekeeper to arrive on Monday morning early to do laundry when we weren't certain if there would be enough water for our use especially as we had a 7 month old baby with us, we also felt as we were the tenants until we checked out at 2pm it was very intrusive for her to walk into the villa and get a dish for her lunch and use the microwave, she was also "hovering" like a hawk while we were organizing our stuff to leave, we felt very uncomfortable as we like our privacy and it was a "special" family vacation.
The pool wasn't very clean and "up to mark" and while we were there the "pool company" came to clean it..... Which I found could have been arranged before we got there, as you can't use the pool for a day after it's cleaned.
I've stayed at lots of other places in Tobago and I've never encountered these issues.
Although we had these issues we will be using the services of Abraham's (the real estate agent for Calabash) again and hope we don't encounter any of these problems.
Vashti Ramgoolam from U.S.A. visited in July 2010 and awarded
I had the pleasure of staying here in July for 3 days. Our group of 11 were very comfortable in this huge villa. They were open to accommodating our early arrival and late departure. It was clean and close to everything (about 10 mins away from the airport).
1. Great value for the price
2. Accommodating to early arrivals and late departures
3. Clean and fully stocked with all domestic needs, from sheets and towels to a fully equiped kitchen.
4. Everyone was courteous
5. All bedrooms are airconditioned
7. No young kids in our group of 11 but I did notice they had lots of books etc, and there is alot of place for them to run around, including a kiddie pool.
1. The living room area was not airconditioned and open so the occasional bug/bat would fly in.
2. The TV and music system was not "friendly" to the new ipods. Definitely an upgrade needed.
3. I wished the kiddie pool was a jacuzzi
Overall, I loved this villa and would definitely consider staying there again. The pics online does not do the rooms justice.