Mahogany Ridge Villa - Reader Reports & Opinion
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Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 9 votes = 3.8 (max 5)
Mark And Julie from U.K. visited in March 2010 and awarded
This was our first visit to Tobago so we didn’t really know what to expect.
We certainly weren’t disappointed. The Pink House really was enchanting;
The house is big and has a solid airy feel with all the bits you will ever need.
You walk out of the back door on to a large veranda overlooking a welcoming pool and a beautiful fruit treed garden backed by stunning sea views.
You feel like the island is your own here, so much space, so private, when you pass the big hotels on the seafront you soon realise what a wise decision you made in booking the Pink house. There really is no comparison.
Sandra was amazing, just next door but never in the way, anything you need, just ask
Nice beaches and good restaurant 5 minute drive away,
Really friendly people
Honestly have nothing negative to say
I miss the view
Steve And Lyn Pitts from U.K. visited in February 2010 and awarded
We first set eyes on the Pink House 6 years ago during our stay at the Mount Hay Retreat in February 2004.
It could be glimpsed from the balcony of our suite, a few hundred metres away, perched on the very top of Mahogany Ridge.
Back then we were told that the Pink House was for sale and we had one of those 'If only we could win the lottery' wishfull thinking moments.
Fast forward to 2010 and we have just returned from a week's stay at the Pink House (having still not won the lottery yet).
A week was, of course, far too short a time for any holiday on Tobago, but due to work commitments etc. a week was all we could spare.
So, down to the review.
Having used the excellent reports here on MyTobago as a basis for my research and following the link to the owner's website I was pretty much familiar with what to expect, but
I didn't tell Lyn where we were staying, as I wanted this to be a surprise.
My subterfuge was enhanced by the fact that we arrived later than scheduled, due to a flight delay, so it was dark as we headed away from Crown Point in our hire car.
(I knew the way, but those who don't, can be escorted to the Pink House)
Fifteen minutes later and entering Black Rock, Lyn was still none the wiser and even when I took the familiar right turn up the steep and winding lane towards the ridge, she was still guessing.
Pulling up to the gated drive of the Pink House the penny at last dropped and we were greeted by manager Susan who showed us around.
I could tell Lyn was happy with my choice, as she was unsusually quiet, as Susan familiarised us with the lay-out of the ground floor. One of Understated elegance is how I would describe my first impression.
The upstairs master suite was, to say the least, jaw-droppingly impressive. Without doubt the Jewel in the crown.
Owner Sandra then came over from her cottage to offer a welcome drink and we chatted for a while before the effects of our long journey overcame us.
I got up early (still dark) to go fishing for a few hours and when I returned, Lyn was having a cup of tea on the verandah, over-looking the swimming pool, the extensive gardens and beyond, the Grafton bird sanctuary and then a stunning view of Courland Bay.
'What do you think?' I asked.
'It's perfect' was her reply.
Readers of the previous reviews will have read about the facilities at the Pink House, so I won't repeat what has already been written as it's all true.
In fact it is hard to find the words to truly convey how much we enjoyed our stay at the Pink House adequately, but to sum up, the words that do come easily to mind are -
When can we go back again?.
Lyn and Steve Pitts
Monique Tjon A Koy from Suriname visited in December 2009 and awarded
We hit the jackpot!! We stayed in the best villa on the island. If you need rest and quiet and want to be surrounded by peacefulness and beautiful panoramic scenery: choose the PINK HOUSE. We fell in love with the house the moment we stepped in. The first thing you see is the ocean thru the lovely arch shaped doors, which by the way remain open day and night. The villa has everything you ask for, from a fully equipped kitchen, fridge with icemaker, dishwasher and even a cafetierre to make coffee the Italian way to a bathtub and great books to read and not to forget the washer and dryer.
The big suite on the 1st floor is just fantastic. When we lay down in the bed we could just look at the stars at night. The big veranda around the suite was an icing on the cake and also those doors remained open day and night and the view is stunning. The overall feeling for the house was one of light, openness, tranquility and comfort. I had spent close to 40 hrs on the internet to find ourselves a nice place and it paid off. We spent 2 weeks in Tobago and the 1st week in the Pink House and we decided to enjoy the villa and the great swimming pool to the full, which meant we postponed our sightseeing, tours en even beaches to the following week which we would spent in another accommodation. We only left the house if we didn’t feel like cooking and going down the mountain into Black Rock was just a little over 5 min drive to nice restaurants. The fancy ones were just 10 min away. Worth to mention is also that the house was clean and what we particularly liked is the fact that the covers of the couches were washed before every new guest comes in, as well as all the carpets. It really gives you a “clean” feeling. Guess what: there is so much breeze that there is no need at all for an air-conditioning and Best of all: No Mosquito’s. Believe me that is worth a lot. We just hated to leave after 8 days and we can only compliment the owner Sandra with her beautiful house. We met her and she was so sweet and helpful and gave us the best service ever. When we arrived at noon Susan the manager picked us up from the airport, but since check in is at 3.00 pm she took us to a beautiful condominium where we could rest until the house was ready for us. Sandra also reminded us that we could eat whatever fruits were on the premises. At that time lime and bananas, the mangos were not ripened. Since there is a blender available make sure you make some nice smoothies, we had lots of them at breakfast. Oh by the way, you can have breakfast inside the house at the dining table, but we sat outside on the spacious porch/veranda looking over the swimming pool to the forest and ocean.
We just had such a fantastic and comfortable time in the Pink House that we wanted everyone to know that it is worth every penny. We left totally relaxed and happy and if we ever come back to Tobago it will only be to the Pink House.
Melanie Melvin from U.K. visited in December 2009 and awarded
We have just returned from a wonderful stay at the Pink House and cannot wait to return. Everything was gorgeous - breathtaking views all around, parrots flying overhead as we ate breakfast on the huge veranda, extremely comfortable four-poster beds and lovely bathrooms, paradise beaches 10 minutes away. The house is luxurious without being flashy and the master suite is stunning. And then there is the wonderful Sandra who is a mixture between perfect hostess who is there when you need and yet never intrusive and a superb concierge who has the best contacts on the island - surfing lessons for the kids, no problem! Boat trip and BBQ - is tomorrow OK? massage on the balcony at sunset - sorted! Thank you, we will be back!
Holly Kirkwood from U.K. visited in June 2009 and awarded
Having been all over the Caribbean I've become a little jaded about what to expect - lots of it seems quite fake but the pink house really made me feel for the first time that i had a home here all of my own - a place to relax, and chill out for downtime and a perfect base from which to explore Tobago. The pink house managers are charming and full of good advice about what to do, but what you'll really want to do most is stay here, look at the view and count down the time until you can come back because it's total bliss - and a total bargain too.