Paradise Found Villa - Reader Reports & Opinion
These reports are a combination of questions and comment posted in our Paradise Found Villa forum and visitor reports added via the 'Add Report' tab above. The votes awarded are weighted by volume and date to give a truer representation of reader satisfaction [more details].
Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 10 votes = 4.8 (max 5)
Tara Allahar from Trinidad visited in May 2013 and awarded
We stayed at this oh so lovely villa for the period 17/5/13/to 20/5/13 and i have mandated to make sure we get next year. It was that wonderful.
Our party consisted of professional persons from Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, Cheshire, Wales, Jamaica and off course Trinidad all related by marriage.
The name and location of the villa is most apt. There was something exciting for each member of our party.
If there was a rating more than a five star it deserves the highest.
It was indeed a pleasure dealing with Ms.Pat who was very professional but warm in her communication.
We would recommend highly.
THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.
Debbie Glenewinkel from Canada visited in February 2013 and awarded
Upon arrival in Tobago, Gus, the manager of Paradise Found Villa picked us up at the airport and delivered us to our Villa. We were 5 couples travelling together on our first trip to Tobago. Gus made us feel at home and gave us the ins and outs over his homemade Rum Punch. The owners Bob & Pat made us feel very welcome in their home (even though they were on sight our entire stay you wouldn't have known it if you didn't track them down). We were more than pleased with our accomodations. Even though the beach was right across the street having the fresh water pool to take a dip in was great. The location was great and there were conveniences such as an ATM machine, restaurants & bars all within an easy walk. It was great to sit poolside and watch the surfers at Mt. Irvine Beach. A short walk down the beach provided calmer waters for swimming & snorkelling. One night we even had Gus,(who loves to cook) come in to make us dinner. It was great! Thanks, Gus! Truly a beautiful island and beautiful people. We did find "Paradise" in Tobago. Thanks Bob & Pat for building your dream!
Pat Kopp from Canada visited in February 2013 and awarded
The villa is spacious and very well maintained. Pat & Bob are lovely people,very friendly and helpful. Their driver Gus is a wonderful person and great source of information. He cooked us a delicious Caribbean meal the night before we left. We particularly enjoyed the pool and patio area. We also enjoyed the area restaurants and snorkeling in the bay. The only negative is that there is no local bus transportation in Tobago
I would highly recommend this Villa to friends and family.
Anil Siewrattan from Trinidad visited in August 2012 and awarded
Very nice location, nice view, very spacious and comfortable house. The indoor pool was a nice feature but cold as it got no sun on a morning.
Cons - Not child friendly, The pool could not be closed off to children and the bannisters along the corridor were very low.
Excellent as an adult holiday but hard to relax with small children around
Martha Stark from U.S.A. visited in July 2012 and awarded
I visited Paradise Found with my family from 15 July through 21 July. Let me start by saying the villa was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. However, in the interests of improving this incredible property I offer the following review and feedback.
Although it is advertised tht there is a washer and dryer at the villa, there is not. That was important for several reasons. First as there was 10 of us traveling and since everyone is required to bring their own beach towels, we were hoping to be able to wash and dry them. However, we learned when we arrived that there was no dryer.
We recognize that we are fairly spoiled as American travelers and so advise people to take that into account when reading this review. However there were several other items that require attention and that took away from our full enjoyment of our holiday.
Master Bedroom-it is impossible to open the sliding door to the patio without fear that the entire door will crash in. The second air conditioning unit that cools one section of the bedroom is broken. It takes a long time for the room to cool off.
Bedroom with twin beds-the air conditioning unit may need to be fixed as it barely cools the room. It was so uncomfortable that the occupants moved to the master bedroom.
Kitchen-is awesome but hot. We did a lot of at home cooking and if you spent anytime in the kitchen it required an immediate change of clothing or dip in the pool to cool off.
While I am sure it is necessary, the number of locks was a bit overwhelming. Last comment before I talk about the incredible pros associated with this villa. We left the air running because of the various issues with some of the units and the time that it took to cool some of the rooms but when we returned they were shut off including one day where the circuit breaker was tripped (hmm?).
So important was it to us to be cool (two of us are at hot flash ages) that I think it might be acceptable to charge an electricity surcharge or raise the fees some during the hottest months.
The pros: the pool! We spent almost all of our time there. Gus' ribs-the manager is a person of all trades The location cannot be beat-proximate to the beach and close to the airport and grocery store and fantastic meat market Golden Grove. Oh and then there is the pool! Also great to have wireless internet access. Kept the youngest among us occupied and happy.
All in all we loved our stay but my mother always told me when you get a 95 on an exam you need a strategy for the other five points. It is in that vein that I offer this review.