Marbago Villa - Reader Reports & Opinion
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Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 7 votes = 3.8 (max 5)
Bob & Yana Liveay from U.S.A. visited in December 2011 and awarded
We cannot say enough positive things about our stay at Marbago House on Tobago Island last month. If you yearn for a tropical island paradise on acres of rain forest with an ocean view then Marbago House is the place for you. The house is beautiful in all ways with soaring ceilings and louvered doors that open the entire house to the beautiful decks which offer spectacular views of tropical forest with brightly colored tropical flowers and birds with the crashing surf further below. Hammocks await if one wishes a leisurely read or nap. The kitchen is well designed and includes a pass through window if one chooses to dine in the screened in porch with ample seating and delightful views. The master bathroom has a glass paneled door that opens to a private outdoor shower with sky blue tiles and a river rock wall with many orchids growing there. For the first time visitor Marta’s guide to restaurants , shopping and sightseeing, beaches, snorkeling, and points of local color was invaluable and always on point. And, although Marbago House is secluded it is located only a short drive to several villages offering great food and sightseeing adventures.
Tobago Island is unique in many ways. Although it has some of the most pristine rain forests in the world there are no poisonous snakes or bugs to be concerned about. The weather was warm and comfortable day and night. The people of the island were without exception warm, friendly and welcoming. Not only did we always feel safe, we felt nurtured by the island and its people. We can’t wait to return.
S. Hwang from U.S.A. visited in January 2011 and awarded
Marbago is paradisal. Set just above the rainforests, where hours of hiking can ensue (with its own waterfall!) , the views that it has to offer are absolutely astounding. The house is wonderfully designed, private, and very comfortable, with a spectacular attic library and a kitchen that is ideal for those who love to cook. The beach at Englishman's Bay nearby is lovely, as are the fisherman from whom you can source freshly caught fish!
This is a villa not to be missed. Christine, the housekeeper, and Dyron are part of Marta and Alan's team and are fantastically friendly faces. Be sure to also say hello to Marbago's friendly neighbor, Footsie!!
Donna & Euan Mackay from U.K. visited in March 2010 and awarded
Marbago is an idyllic property in (our opinion) the loveliest part of the island. Wake early & listen to exotic birds greet the new day as you watch the sun rise over the Caribbean from your hammock on the terrace. Shower in the beautiful Bali room: open to the skies; orchids growing from shower walls. Throw back all the folding doors & open the house onto the terrace & the beautiful views beyond. Eat in your diningroom on stilts with open outlook in every direction. Explore the fabulous deserted beaches nearby including the beach & bay at the foot of your own 4 ˝ acre rainforest garden.
Beautifully designed, compact, tasteful, secluded, romantic. An amazing combination of homely & divinely decadent.
Owners Marta & Alan are delightful & everything you could wish for in rental owners.
A place we’ll never forget but will surely return to......
Arturo from Spain visited in January 2010 and awarded
We spent 2 weeks in Marbago. The house is great, very comfortable and well equipped. The best thing is that the house is very quiet, ideal to relax and to hear the birds (plenty of them, ideal place for birdwatchers), the ocean and the wind. The views to the ocean and the bay are exceptional (and at night, if there is no moon, one can see lots of stars).
The location is very good, far from the crowds and very close to Englishman Bay, which must be the nicest beach and also Bloody Bay, a good alternative.
On top of that, the owners make sure guests have everything they need and the housekeepers are also very nice and helpful.
We really recommend the place to anyone who wants to enjoy a quiet place in paradise.
Judy Edwards from U.S.A. visited in April 2008 and awarded
Marbago...great location! Imagine being in a hammock on the deck listening to the tropical birds with blue green water all around and feeling the warm breezes...almost impossible to describe. Such a perfect setting! Wonderful house, great staff, beautiful views magnificent rain forest--not to be missed!