Sol y Mar Villa - Reader Reports & Opinion
Parry Deopersad from Cayman Islands visited in July 2015 and awarded
My wife and I held a mini family reunion with each of our extended families over 10 nights at Sol Y Mar. The positive reviews I read before making the booking were all well deserved.
The house was more than large enough to accommodate everyone comfortably and I thought it was very well designed with its open living area leading out to the large outdoor patio and beautiful pool. The design provided a large central area for the family to be together without feeling overcrowded.
The house itself was full of the Caribbean charm that one would expect from a Tobago vacation and felt truly authentic.
The unique layered pool also proved to be a hit. The shallow kid friendly section allowed the adults to stay close enough to their toddlers without having to stay in the shallow area also.
The picturesque landscape coupled with the position of the pool and gazebo (facing the sunset) is spectacular.
Finally I have to mention the house manager, Stacey. She was very professional, friendly and accommodating and did everything she could to make our stay perfect.
Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for the perfect Tobago vacation and hope to return myself someday.
Darren Seetahal from Trinidad visited in June 2015 and awarded
If you are looking for an extremely comfortable villa for a large group, i would highly recommend Sol y May.
The physical location of the villa is absolutely superb, with an amazing view of bucco reef, nylon pool and pigeon point. Due to the altitude of the villa in the hills, there is always beautiful ocean breeze.
The villa itself is very wonderful, Very spacious and welcoming. However our group only slept for a few hours a night because we were all to busy lazing in the pool, having drinks on the deck and relaxing in the jacuzzi!
Miss Stacy the house keeper is such a darling woman, she instantly made us feel at home. Very polite and eager to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
The Care taker Keshawn (I am sure i spelt it wrong) went out of his way many times for us to procure fresh produce for our food. He also checked in with us frequently giving us a great feeling of security.
All in all we had a fantastic time and will definitely be returning to Sol y Mar again and again.
The owner of the villa is very responsive and goes out of their way to facilitate whatever requests you may have. Thanks again L.O.
When you are leaving Sol Y Mar make sure and sign the guestbook!
Shane Bruce from Canada visited in January 2015 and awarded
To say that Sol y Mar in Tobago is a great place to vacation is simply an understatement! Our time there, and there were 10 of us, was a vacation dream come true for everyone. This part of the world, and especially this piece of real estate, is by far the #1 destination that any of us have been (and we have all travelled extensively). Stacey the house manager certainly added to our fabulous experience, so if you have not been to this property or to Tobago, then you should consider it for your next holiday retreat! thank you Les and thank you Stacey, we will be back!
Jason from Trinidad visited in December 2014 and awarded
I recently stayed at Sol y Mar villa nestled in the hillside of Mt. Irvine with family members and had an extremely relaxing and enjoyable weekend stay. Stacy, the housekeeper, was very welcoming and friendly and gave us the guided tour of the expansive villa upon our arrival. Time had been taken to furnish the villa with Christmas decor, which added a nice seasonal flavor to the place. On the front north-easterly side of the villa you have a fantastic panoramic sea view, while towards the back on the southern side there is the backdrop of the lush tropical vegetation of the hillside. The place is private and is the perfect place to kick back and relax. The only noise you are likely to hear is a symphony of bird song. There is an abundance of birds in the vicinity. Bird feeders are strategically located around the villa. In the morning you can place bread and bits of fruit in feeders and then just sit back and watch the show as the various birds flock for their breakfast feast. The villa itself is extremely spacious with 5 bedrooms, two of which open out onto the patio and sea views. The master bedroom also faces seawards, but has no opening on to the patio, which I found a little strange. There is a large kitchen with all manner of cooking implements and utensils. The living room and dining area is also big enough to cater for a large-sized family or group. There is a large patio overlooking the pool and a gazebo. Of course, other details you will find on the relevant website. There are many places dotted in or around the villa to relocate to if one wants to take a private moment to read a book or just enjoy a little solitude. The pool is a good size, although very deep at the deep end, so you will need to keep an eye on your children. A short trek or drive down the road will lead you to the nearby beaches and some of the nearby restaurants. A magical place to forget about work and de-stress. Will return again in a heartbeat.
Alison & Steve Jr. from U.S.A. visited in December 2014 and awarded
Our time at Sol Y Mar was a wonderful retreat from the chill of a northeast winter. Not only was Stacey, the housekeeper, both welcoming and friendly, but also very accommodating to our requests. It is clear that both the owner and keeper of the house have great pride in this villa and its precious seat on Mt. Irvine as it is well maintained and attended to. Additionally, the responsiveness of the villa owner is second to none, often returning emails within hours with information or clarification.
We most certainly recommend this villa without reservation to anyone seeking a wonderful retreat in a beautiful setting. We will be back!