Petit Careme Villa - Reader Reports & Opinion
Allan Hughes from U.K. visited in February 2011 and awarded
Our 6th stay in Tobago over the last 10 years, all of them spent in different villas. We selected this one largely on the back of good reports from this great website, but also because we received good communication from the owners early in our enquiries which I always think is important. This villa and location was the best we have stayed in to-date (and certainly not the most expensive we have stayed in), scoring highly on quality of accomodation, space, location, and service. We stayed a week in February. The grounds are lovely, the (shared) pool is large and warm because it is in the sun most of the day, and everthing inside and outside is well maintained. The bird life that can be attracted onto the veranda is like being at Grafton bird sanctuary. Charmaine was delightful, fun and helpful as all the other reports will testify.
It's hard to fault the place...it was that good. But trying hard to do so, loosing three or four hours of peace and tranquility to the sound of the caretaker / gardener / night watchman revving his clapped out car to death as he worked on it during the middle of two days is perhaps a small price to pay, and certainly the only small neggy comment I have, but it might be worth a mention if this is a regular occurance I guess.
Overall a great place to stay, quiet and peaceful in the main,very well maintained and a comfortable and safe place to base yourself in Tobago. Highly recommended.
Brenda Caesar from Tobago visited in December 2010 and awarded
The Principal and Staff of Scarborough Secondary School wish to thank you sincerely for accommodating us at your villa, Petit Careme. The ambience was truly fantastic. The trees, the pool, the sunshine and rain made the day one that the staff will be talking about for a long time to come. Even though we did not go into the pool, just looking at it gave us this free, peaceful and happy holiday feeling that people have when everything is just perfect. There were thirty-eight (38) of us and we utilized the spacious verandah and the living/dining room area for relaxation. The space was just right for us. I must say that Charmaine, your housekeeper, was absolutely charming and pleasant, and made our day at Petit Careme very comfortable. Thank you, again.
Several of the teachers have asked for your information so that they can return to the villa with their family or church group. This speaks of the wonderful impression that they experienced at Petit Careme Villa.
Teacher, Scarborough Secondary School.
December 10, 2010.
Alicia from Trinidad visited in November 2010 and awarded
During an extensive search for a getaway retreat location, Petit Careme came highly recommended by some co-workers. I must say it exceeded my expectations. It was unbelievable how relaxing the villa and its surrounding environment was. If you are looking for a true getaway, Petit Careme is it. My friends and I absolutely loved it and had a wonderful time. We will definitely return in the future.
Timothy from Trinidad visited in November 2010 and awarded
I observed most of the reports uploaded are a bit short of information and confirmation and I am here to tell it like it is...
My girlfriend and I were seeking a Tobago vacation for the weekend...and like you, I turned to the most comprehensive online database for help i.e. mytobago.info. I came across the Petit Careme Apartment after an advance search for a 1 bedroom accommodation. 4.5 of 5, pretty high and some lovely photos. But we know photos can tell a thousand lies. But in this case, they didnít!!!
The Petit Careme Apartment is nothing less than 5 of 5, plus 1 for Charmaine; she is the "heart of the home". This is no Studio Apartment, itís a Home... excellent layout, electronically secured and located in a gated area.
I just loved the hidden Laundry Area enclosed by bifolding closet doors. Ingenious! Washing machine, dryer, wash sink, hot and cold.
Full kitchen...Electrical stove with a range, a smoke detector, dish washer, large fridge, microwave, etc plus cupboards with clean utensils and a modest dining table.
Living room...32 inches of LCD TV, cable, dvd and cd stereo, small dvd library, and lots of magazines...
Bedroom...clean, spacious, air conditioned with a queen size bed, a full bed and a crib with a connecting walk in closet.
Bathroom...clean, connects to the bedroom and the living room, is spacious, vanity, ventilated by an extractor.
Hmmm that was the inside. Just outside, lounge chair, outdoor chairs, table set, gas bar b q grill, a large well kept private garden, a large communal pool (very clean) with bar area and the Golf Course a few metres away.
Free wireless internet, a gate controller (for the electronic gate), and a secure park in direct view from the front door and bedroom window.
The Bed was so damn comfortable, we woke up late every morning, too lazy to get up to see the Coricos. Because of that bed we werenít able to have any picnics in the private garden area nor take walks across the Golf Course to the beach.
Long and short...we just didn't stay long enough. This place is wonderful, full of relaxing things to do...Money well spent.
Already planning our next (longer) stay.
Hats off to the Barrows and Charmaine. I got a peep of the Villa; it's even better...wow.
Adanna from Trinidad visited in November 2010 and awarded
This villa was extremely nice, the grounds were extensive and well kept, and the birds greeting you on the porch was priceless. I recommend this villa for large groups and the price was very reasonable.