Mahogany Villa - Reader Reports & Opinion
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Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 25 votes = 4.9 (max 5)
RR from U.K. visited in August 2016 and awarded
We've visited Tobago numerous times and have stayed at some lovely villas, but Mahogany is our favourite so far. It manages to combine all the attributes of a luxury villa with a genuine home-from-home atmosphere.
We were a party of 5 people (2 parents and 3 youngsters aged between 17 and 20) and everyone found that there was plenty of space whatever they wanted to do. The three en-suite bedrooms are all a good size, with the master bedroom being particularly spacious. I believe the master bedroom can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children (sofa-bed) if required and I'm sure it could do so without any problem at all.
We particularly loved the great outdoor living space. I estimated the verandah at a whopping 80sq yards and we spent much of our time there. During the day, it offered welcome shade until the sun started to creep under the roof-line at around 4.30pm - even then, some areas still provided an escape from direct sunlight. We had all our family meals around the outdoor table under a cooling fan.
The kitchen was well-appointed and we self-catered without finding ourselves lacking in any utensils or equipment. The cooker and fridge both seemed pretty new.
The air conditioning also appeared to be relatively new and was incredibly efficient. We generally used it to cool bedrooms down for 15 minutes or so and then relied on ceiling fans throughout the night.
The wi-fi access was excellent and we had no problems even when there were 5 people online.
As keen golfers, we appreciated direct access to the Mount Irvine course via a gate in the garden. The shortest walk to the beach is also via the golf course - both Grange and Mount Irvine beaches could be reached on foot in around 15 minutes.
I'd initially had reservations about there being a communal pool (even though it is shared by just 5 villas), having always had a private one on past trips. I have to say that they were completely unfounded. It was much larger (20m x 8m) than any private pool I've known and was perfect for proper exercise as well as recreational use. On 11 of the 14 days we had it to ourselves and when we did share it with other guests, it was pleasant to strike up conversations. For those who prefer to have more privacy for dips in the pool, the villa had it its own jacuzzi/plunge pool which, at 4m x 3m is larger than usual.
The gardens are beautifully maintained yet still have an unspoilt tropical atmosphere and attract a wide variety of birds.
We were met on arrival by Carol (property manager) who ensured that everything was to our satisfaction, as did the housekeeper, Jermaine, throughout our stay. During our visit the gardener/caretaker/night-watchman, Wayne, was around whenever we needed any advice or help.
Nicole from Canada visited in February 2015 and awarded
I stayed at this villa in Feb 2015. There were six adults in total. We all enjoyed our stay. It was very roomy. There were three bedrooms and each had its own bathroom. It was clean and well kept. This is a gated community and the grounds were also very well kept and it was very quiet. We really enjoyed our outdoor space/veranda and we loved the plunge pool. Each villa has its own plunge pool but there is also a central pool which is shared by all the villas.
Carol the property manager was very helpful from booking to check in. She was at the villa to meet us when we checked in. She even helped us arrange for a rental vehicle. She was always only a phone call away and this was very helpful especialy on our first full day at the villa when we discovered we had a small issue with the stove, we called and she had the maintenance man there within a 1/2 hour tops (he fixed the issue)Our cleaning lady was also very good and she was flexible with the time we wanted her to arrive each day.
I/we would definitely stay here again.
David King from U.K. visited in April 2014 and awarded
Lovely location and good facilities in the villa and on the gated site. Also very convenient for beaches and other facilities. We really enjoyed the stay there and wished it could have been longer.
There were some problems with aspects of the villa when we arrived but these were quickly sorted out. Carol, the agent, was very helpful. Recommended.
Graham King from Trinidad visited in April 2014 and awarded
The stay at Mahogany Villa was for 4 nights. There were three adults and four children, which is just about the maximum capacity for the villa. The living area and bedroom downstairs are spacious, especially when you include the patio. The kitchen is very large and very well stocked with utensils and appliances. The Master Bedroom is spacious but the two bedrooms upstairs are much smaller. Nonetheless, the space was adequate for all guests on this stay. The fixtures and fittings and furniture have a slightly dated feel but they are quite functional and comfortable.
The kids loved the plunge pool right at the back of the house but also used the shared (compound) swimming pool a lot. Most of the time, nobody was using the compound pool so we had it more or less to ourselves. Looking out over the golf course is pleasant. The wireless internet is slow (got much better speeds using my phone). Good location overall. Great support from the owner and their team.
Nezette from Trinidad visited in March 2014 and awarded
This was a total package of great service, total privacy, cleanliness, serenity and total relaxation without a worry to think about.
Communication with Liz was excellent and all arrangements went without a hitch.
The Villa was perfectly hidden among gorgeous wildlife and perfect landscaping. I totally enjoyed having all the amenities needed and thoroughly enjoyed being able to sit and eat outside each day while taking in the wonderful surroundings.
The housekeeper Germaine was really fantastic and we lacked nothing.
Finally, I would definitely recommended this Villa to persons looking for accommodation for a family vacation.