Palm Breeze Villa - Reader Reports & Opinion
Anthony Townsend from U.K. visited in April 2007 and awarded
We said we would be back and we enjoyed it even more than last year! A great location for beaches, restaurants and shops within walking distance or a short drive away. You will have a fantastic time here. Peaceful and relaxing.
Mike Northcott from U.K. visited in January 2007 and awarded
9 of us stayed at Palm Breeze Villas in January 2008, the villa was very tastefully decorated and extremely well equipped, plenty of rooms , beds, towels, kitchen equipment etc. and it felt like a home from home. The gardens were beautiful and it was a pleasure to relax either on the verandha with a beer or two or with a meal or down by the pool where a cooling dip at midday was a treat. The humming birds kept me and my wife amused for hours and we got some fantastic pics.
Access to local amenities easy and the short walk to Bagos bar and beach an easy Tobago stroll, Pigeon Point a 30-40 walk or 30TT dollar taxi ride.
A well enjoyed break many thanks to Sheila
Kate Campion from U.S.A. visited in December 2006 and awarded
Palm Breeze absolutely MADE my vacation. The attractions of the island speak for themselves, but staying in such a wonderful place put my trip over the top. The villa is not only charming and beautiful but also spacious and comfortable. The villa is appropriately named; ocean breezes ruffle the numerous palms in the garden and in neighboring yards lulling you into a relaxed island state of mind.
My traveling companion and I spent literally hours and hours sitting on the second-floor balcony, a great place to spend a lazy morning nibbling breakfast or liming away the evening. We are beach-goers and spent little time in the pool, but found it and the surrounding gardens lovely. From the balcony we saw bananaquits, tanagers, cocrico and ani galore. Frogs and such chirped, peeped and hooted us to sleep each night.
Palm Breeze is perfect for three couples or singles; a 4th couple/person could sleep on the fold-out couch if willing to sacrifice some privacy. It would work well for two small families or a group of eight really good friends. For two singles it felt positively palatial.
The amenities are right on: stereo, several TVs with cable, phone for local calls, very well-equipped kitchen, plentiful linens, air conditioning and ceiling fans, washer/dryer, etc.
It’s situated in a quiet neighborhood in Bon Accord filled with what appear to be lots of other well-kept vacation rentals. We were there in early December and had the streets practically to ourselves. Footpaths provide short-cuts to the Milford Road (which is a main drag running from Pigeon Point to Canaan. Flagging taxi’s along this route is incredibly easy and made getting around the western part of the island without a rental car a snap.
Within easy walking distance is a pub/restaurant (Colors, owned by a retired airline pilot), live-music venue (Golden Star), fast-food (barbecue & pizza joints), trinket and fruit stands, and a mini-mart carrying everything from motor oil to groceries to postcards (Jimmy’s). The renowned House of Pancakes is right there as well. Two cash machines are within 10-20 minutes’ stroll.
The closest beach, called The Cove by locals is a lazy 5-10 walk; famed Pigeon Point about 30 minutes on foot. Store Bay beach, with its great food stands and little shops, is about 15 minutes away on foot.
Anthony Townsend from U.K. visited in April 2006 and awarded
We spent a fantastic two weeks at Sheila and Bill's beautiful villa! It's a super base from which to visit the whole island. The facilities were just what we needed - Nice, spacious rooms, laundry room, air conditioning, ice-maker! Merle was so helpful and friendly. A lovely lady. Bev looks after a beautiful garden. Very close to Store Bay and Pigeon Point. All the shops and restaurants we needed are close by. Don't miss 'House of Pancakes' and 'Bamboo Mile'. I'd recommend any one visiting the island to hire a car, or you could use taxis. Great birdwatching close by if that is your thing! All details for car hire, places to visit, good retaurants are provided in the villa. The pool is perfect for a quick dip after an exciting day. The balcony is lovely to have breakfast on, laze in the hammock in the afternoon, or for dinner. It's very peaceful. Don't be worried by the proximity to the airport. There are few planes and you don't hear any. It's a quiet and safe neighbourhood. We are going back in 2007 and we can't recommend it enough!
Phil Lever from U.K. visited in March 2006 and awarded
Our first trip to Tobago and we were absolutely smitten, especially by Bill and Sheila’s beautiful villa. It had everything we could wish for – spacious bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms plus one other, a well fitted kitchen and that balcony..... We never used the lounge because it was so pleasant sitting outside on the balcony all the time with the added bonus that all the rooms opened onto it. And finally the pool and garden were so welcoming and attractive.
Our stay was also made very pleasant by the happy and friendly maid (Merle), gardener (Bev) and agent (Navia) who could not do enough to help.
We thought that a hire car was more or less a must even though there were mini markets and restaurants close by. However, to get to a supermarket and see the island, taxi or bus was not so convenient. And to get to Englishman’s Bay, one of the best beaches anywhere, a car is essential.