SeaBreeze - Reader Reports & Opinion
Bob Lewis from U.S.A. visited in February 2011 and awarded
Our expectations were high, and the villa met them and more. We were a group of 10, filling the 6 bedrooms. Beds were made up daily by Vernette, who also cooked a delightful meal for us one night. This was a combination family reunion / bird photography holiday, and so we had rented several vehicles, permitting us to go separate ways and gather back for meals. The kitchen is well-stocked with pots, pans, coffee makers, toasters, etc. and the view from the deck is delightful, with the Trinidad ferry and cruise ships passing by. It's an easy walk into Scarborough, and we found the nearby Cafe Havana was very nice for dinner one night. The caretaker lives next door, and welcomed us the first day. She couldn't have been nicer, checking in a couple of times to make sure all was well. We had a great time, and photographed some nice birds. I'd like to be back there right now!
Mary Saunders from U.K. visited in April 2010 and awarded
I had a wonderful holiday in Tobago, staying at Villa Sea Breeze. This lovely, spacious, house is situated in what must be one of most stunningly beautiful locations in Tobago. The house is set in a mature garden with many tropical trees and colourful flowering shrubs. The terrace overlooking the sea commands the most beautiful view out to sea and over towards Crown Point. You can hear the waves breaking against the rocks below and watch the sunset as the breeze cools you with a silky touch.
There were ten of us staying in the house, and we all fitted in very well. Plenty of space inside and out, with the nice warm swimming pool and also a covered jacuzzi for those who needed to cool off. Although we made several trips around the island and to various other beaches, after initial exploration we were all somewhat reluctant to leave our beautiful surroundings. In particular we loved Bacolet Beach which is only 5 minutes walk (or 1 minute in the car!) away. This palm-fringed beach has everything you imagine a tropical beach should have. It is totally unspoilt, clean and not crowded, with plenty of natural shade, and also good for surfing. We particularly enjoyed the old-fashioned beach bar where they serve delicious rum punches. It was certainly our favourite beach and we met local people who also said it was the best beach on the island.
I have stayed in many beautiful places but this little corner of Tobago has a very special place in my memory
Greg Karman from U.S.A. visited in June 2009 and awarded
Let me begin by saying that my family and I agree that this holiday was the best we have ever experienced. We have rented many vacation homes in recent years and SeaBreeze will always hold a special place in our hearts. The location is fantastic, with its proximity to Scarborough, and the fact that it benefits from a very welcome nearly constant breeze.
I had some concerns as I made the reservation for our stay but these proved unfounded. First and foremost was what to expect in terms of weather during our June stay; while the weather was warm and humid, as one would expect in this location, the breeze made the home feel much cooler than the Caribbean side and we were never uncomfortable. The orientation of the home is such that the sun shines in the pool area all day and I was afraid that the pool would not be able to be utilized because of the heat; while it was very warm for some of our group, no one declined using the pool because of the temperature. I was also concerned that traveling during the rainy season would prove an issue; however, the weather was great and the rain was very accommodating in that it seemed to occur mostly at night.
The home presents exactly as indicated by the pictures found in the My Tobago review and we found it very comfortable. There was plenty of seating and the dining room table would easily accommodate a party much larger than our six. The living room area had sliders that opened up completely and allowed us to take full advantage of the daily breeze. All of the bedrooms were air conditioned making sleeping easy and the beds were all in good condition and very comfortable. The pool was a welcome addition as it allowed us to take a quick dip to cool down while the kids swam much of the day. We really liked having the stairs down to the rocky shoreline and with water shoes, the swimming there was fantastic.
The staff at SeaBreeze helped to make this trip so special. Sonya, the house manager, met us at the airport and coordinated picking up the rental car; she then led us to the home. She was wonderful and assisted us in making reservations and making suggestions for day trips; in the above and beyond category, after the airlines misplaced our bags for a few days, Sonya lent my wife a contact case and solution so she could take out her contacts at night. Vernette arrived during the week to straighten up the house and we arranged with her to cook meals for our family four of the nights during our stay. Her recipes were delightful and she made a special meal for my wife’s birthday that included flowers, lovely place settings, and special glassware for the occasion. Her prices were very reasonable and the food was delicious; I highly recommend that anyone staying here consider this option. Felix took care of the grounds and as promised in previous reviews he frequently brought us ripened fruits from the estate and even some sugar cane to try.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone at SeaBreeze for helping to make this a great trip; my family would not hesitate to come back to this home in the future and I enthusiastically proffer my recommendation of this home to anyone who is lucky enough to visit the “capital of paradise”.
Tom And Susan Hanson from U.S.A. visited in December 2008 and awarded
The villa is without a doubt, in the best location on Tobago! You can be as close or as far away from everything you'd ever want! The view is spectacular....Trinidad; sunsets every evening from the decks, the pool level or down swimming / snorkeling by the rocks below the villa. Of course you can also see the rare cruise ship and the daily
T & T express coming into Scarborough.
The villa is very spacious and very quiet. We had six adults and a three year old. Only two of us stayed upstairs and the rest downstairs. We never head a sound when they came up in the morning to fix breakfast. The only sounds were the lapping of the ocean, the sounds of birds and the breeze/wind mingling through the leaves every so often. Suffice it to say, that you have a very tranquil environmental soundtrack anytime of the day or night.
Storage is no problem, either. You could bring clothes for six months and never run out of room to put them....lots of closet and drawer space.
Bathrooms are spacious. Great water pressure and plenty of hot water.
Felix was delightful and did a great job with keeping the pool clean and the grounds looking luscious. Vernette is a doll and makes the villa feel brand new everyday.
We have travelled extensively in the Bahamas, Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, etc and this is one of the loveliest settings in which we have stayed.
Treat yourself soon to Sea Breeze villa....before everyone else finds out about it!
Tom and Susan Hanson
Olivia Hennessy from U.K. visited in June 2008 and awarded
We stayed in the Seabreeze villa for one week in June 2008. It was such a beautiful place. The surroundings are spectacular. Overlooking the Atlantic, set on a hillside. There was always a pleasent breeze. The grounds were in the sun all day which made hanging out in the pool very enjoyable. The pool was always really warm especially in the evenings as it had been heated up by the sun all day. The Jacuzzi is heated when needed and is huge and easily fit all of us. The villa and grounds are very spacious, there was 9 of us staying in the villa, but during the day and evenings we were joined by 4 more people. Even then there was plenty of room for everyone to sit eat, drink and play.
The villa is very well kept. The staff are brilliant. Sonya is the villa manager and she is a real gem! She would assist anytime we needed her, and was quick to sort out any issues we had (not that there were many).
We got married in the grounds of the villa which was amazing. It is fair to say it was most definitely the best day of our lives and we had Sonya to thank for all of it. She arranged everything, the band, the decor, the cake, catering, pastor...and it was all better than we could ever had imagined.
We have all come away with some amazing memories, and we will most definitely be back!