Cypress Villas - Reader Reports & Opinion
Ed Younglai from Canada visited in February 2013 and awarded
We were a group of 7 for the first 2 days, 8 for the next 4 days and between 9 and 11 for the last 2 days - a total of 8 days. Dealing with Caribbean Estates the agent for the rental was satisfactory. They responded to our queries and concerns in a timely manner.
We stayed from Saturday to the following Sunday at Cypress 194, the twin of the two Cypresses, the other being 193. The housekeeper Kathy Ann was excellent, and a great cook. She prepared a delicious meal for us one day. The villa itself was well kept and grounds adequately maintained. The pool water was about 12 inches below normal level because of a leak somewhere according to the maintenance guy. It also seemed to have more leaves than the identical one next door which was always very clean and at a good level.
Our first impressions upon taking possession of the villa at about 1 pm were a bit disappointing. The kitchen clock had stopped at 4.30. There were no basic supplies in the kitchen such as salt, sugar and pepper nor such utensils as measuring cup or pans for baking. There was a bare supply of kitchen utensils for exactly 10 people - some plates, cups, bowls, dishes and drinking glasses were chipped and even missing (during our stay we accidentally dropped one glass and was asked to provide $15 to replace it!). The exhaust fan and light for the stove were not working. A pressure cooker would have been nice. The BBQ was completely rusted and useless (this was replaced with a new one on Monday and we used it twice). Other suggestions for improvement - ensure electrical outlets in one bathroom and one bedroom are securely fastened to the wall; ceiling fans in 2 bedrooms and kitchen; serving trays, clothing rack for drying; check-list for kitchen utensils; mesh covers for food left on table; poolside utensils; bigger cutting board; 50% more dishes; drain catchers for sink. Perhaps the most disappointing aspect was the lack of internet access - being a mixed group, some of us had to maintain contact with homebase.
Khadelia Phillips from Trinidad visited in July 2012 and awarded
My family and i decided to stay at stayed at Cypress Villa 193 for our family vacation, we realized this was the best decision to make because we felt right at home but at the same time it was definitely a luxurious vacation.The pool was very private and always kept clean ,bedrooms all have AC unit for your comfort, kitchen fully equipped with all the utensils for a super-sized family like mine and the location was accessible. We surely enjoyed our stay at he Cypress Villa and thats our place to stay from now.
Vijantie Duncan from Canada visited in August 2010 and awarded
Stayed at the villa four days. The housekeeper came only once and swept the living room area. Had to do house cleaning ourselves, didnt even have a proper broom to sweep with. Kitchen appliances are out dated. Refrigerator was not cooling properly, it was not making ice, The stove had a missing knob to operate, the dishwasher leaked so there was always water on the floor. No proper kitchen utensils, rolling pin missed a handle. Overall it was very disappointing. Too much to name.
Diane Lewis from Trinidad visited in June 2010 and awarded
Home away from home!
We stayed at the 5 -bedroom villa, a party of eleven - 7 were students fresh out of writing exams and ready to have fun.
From the moment the door opened, we all felt the comfort of home.
Everything we needed was provided. Just had to pack our groceries into the cupboards and start liming. The Pool was first stop of course.
Took us five minutes to reach the House of Pancakes - (unfortunately it was always closed) less than ten minutes to reach Store Bay for our Jet ski ride and Buccoo Reef tour - walking.
Totally satisfied during our four day stay.
Michelle from U.S.A. visited in May 2009 and awarded
We stayed at Barton Villas, now known as Cyprus, and our stay could not have been better. We rented both villas that are facing each other because we had a large group of 17 people. Each room had their own bathroom, everything was incredibly clean, the pools were wonderful, it was very quiet. Full, large kitchens where we cooked most of our meals. I cannot say enough about how perfect these villas were for us. They were perfectly located for Store Bay, and a little bit of a walk to Pigeon Point, but that can only be expected b/c the driveway to Pigeon Point is so long itself. Each room was air conditioned and really sound proof so great for privacy. Even though we traveled with so many people, the lot was very large to accomodate all of us and not feel like we were on top of each other. I would 100% go back to these villas. The staff was wonderful, met us at the airport and made sure we were completely settled and comfortable.
The only bad thing that I could say is that the curtains on the windows block very, very little light in the mornings and that makes it very difficult to sleep in. Maybe bring dark towels to drape over the windows to block some light. With a large group, def def consider visiting these villas!!!!