Mary's Hill Lodge - Reader Reports & Opinion
James Bierman from U.S.A. visited in July 2013 and awarded
Thank you for opening your beautiful home to travelers & families like ourselves! Being in Tobago, and staying at your home, left us feeling perfectly relaxed. I think it was the first time in a long time where we actually weren't looking at each other while on vacation and thinking its time to go home. Our girls came to believe this was our new house and they weren't too pleased when we had to leave. The design of the house was perfect. It was never too hot, the breeze flowed freely throughout the house, and it was easy to control the containment of our kids! Plus, the house was just beautiful to look at! There was a beautiful blue & yellow bird that perched each night on a branch outside of the dinning room window that our kids named "Bob", and a bat that came home every morning to hang from the rafters that our son named "Dylan". The girls just ended up calling him "batman"....but we just loved being surrounded by nature at the Mary's Hill Lodge!
There were no major issues to report other than your phone line (and all the phone lines along Plymouth Rd.) going down. That caused us to lose some internet access. I did notice repair crews tending the lines the last few days we were there. Our favorite beach was Grafton Beach and the Black Rock area. We did most of our shopping at "Coss Cutters" in Scarborough. We found the fresh seafood being sold on the beach in Lambeau thanks to some nice citizens of Scarborough The kids enjoyed a few dinners & Italian ice cream at Ciao near the ferry docks. The drive to Charlottesville was very nice...but the road to Pirate's Bay from Charlottesville was not passable in our under powered rental car. That became a whole separate adventure! We will always hold dear the memories we now have from our time at Mary's Hill Lodge. It was the perfect family get-a-way!
The Bierman Family
Karen Bjerkum from U.S.A. visited in May 2013 and awarded
Our experience staying at Mary Hill Lodge was an awesome one. We shared so many wonderful memories there. Every single day we stayed was filled with laughter and love. Our stay there exceeded our expectations. I can safely say that I hold no words back in recommending this home to anyone wishing to stay and we will also be returning in 2014 .
James from U.K. visited in March 2013 and awarded
Mary's Hill Lodge really is a gem. Myself and 3 others spent a total of 4 weeks at the lodge while working at the Scarborough General Hospital and it was everything we needed and more.
The lodge is set in the hillside with brilliant views over the surrounding valley. The facilities are excellent with spacious bedrooms and living area and a kitchen with everything provided. Clearly a lot of thought has been put into the design of Marys Hill lodge as it blends seamlessly into the surrounding hillside with a host of wildlife to be seen in the gardens. The BBQ is a great addition as we found ourselves cooking on it on numerous occasions - the fresh fish from the local fishermen is a must. We spent many days just lounging by the pool which is great for keeping the costs down. Although a visit to pigeon point beach is definitely worth it as it boasts incredible white sandy beaches and was our favourite beach during our stay.
The location is ideal with it being just 10 minutes by taxi to Scarborough where you can pick up food from the local market or visit the local bars. If you're looking for a night out then Shade on a Friday or Saturday night is the place to be with soca music going on until the early hours.
Laura, the owner was very helpful when it came to organising our trip and Louise who looks after the lodge was very welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Tobago which was made all the more special by Mary's Hill Lodge.
Felicity Dennistoun from U.K. visited in October 2012 and awarded
We had an amazing time staying at Mary's Hill Lodge, a perfect holiday.
The Lodge itself is beautiful, the perfect holiday spot. It's absolutely huge and has a really nice pool. We went as a couple but it would be great for a group too.
Tobago itself is absolutely stunning and we had hardly any rain, visiting at the beginning of October. The beaches are all fit for a postcard and there's hardly anyone on them - a far cry of looking for 6 inches square to put your towel down in the Med!
We did lots of little trips too and Charlotteville is definitely worth the drive. We had a lovely meal and a chat with the owner of Sharon and Pheb's restaurant.
There are loads of amazing beaches really nearby to the Lodge though so there's no need to venture far!
We'd definitely recommend it and we'll definitely back to Tobago and most certainly Mary's Hill Lodge.
Samantha Theodore-Marson from Trinidad visited in September 2012 and awarded
LOOK NO FURTHER! THIS IS IT!
Friend, having decided on Tobago for your next vacation I need not convince you to experience the warmth and excitement of an island that has been blessed by nature.
HOWEVER, accept my advice when I tell you to look no further for accommodation - MHL is it!
For a few days in September my family and I left our cares at home in the sister-isle of Trinidad to vacation yet again in Tobago.
As frequent visitors to that paradise of an island (no sea, sun and sand for us this time!) we only desired a private, simple yet comfortable place to stay...
Instead we got a wonderful holiday respite at Mary's Hill Lodge!
My dear holiday seeker, Mary's Hill Lodge gives you value for your money in the form of secure spacious grounds, a private pool, ideal location atop a hill, and well-crafted and designed living space. You sense the care and love that went into its construction, you really do.
Laura, Curtis , Louise... Thank you. We really felt at home in your lodge and were saddened to leave. Already plans are in the making for a longer stay in the very near future!