Sunshine Villa - Reader Reports & Opinion
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Reader Satisfaction Ranking: Weighted ranking based on 7 votes = 3.3 (max 5)
Alice from Trinidad visited in April 2017 and awarded
Well first off when we got there (on Thursday) while handing over the key the property manager only then realized that the 600gallon tank was leaking and therefore if Wasa didn't send water my family and I would be doomed because there was another tank there that was very small. The plumber came and said that everywhere in Tobago would be close as it's a holiday so we would have to wait because it could not be repaired. Anyway on Saturday (2days later) a tank was dropped and the plumber came to install it, while there we brought it to the property Manager's attention that the major refrigerator was not colding so we needed to use the small fridge in the 2br apt. The property manager told us the plumber was the person to talk to about it. The plumber himself didn't know what he was doing because again after he left the fridge still was not colding or making ice.
I can go on and on about the cobweb and rusty windows or even the toilet seat that was not attached to the toilets but let me touch the main issue. WE WERE ROBBED.
Everyday since we were there we carpooled however on Sunday we all decided we were going to the beach and took all 4 cars. We were gone for such a short period that we didn't even carry snacks and drinks. 10.30am-2.30pm. Within that time someone with another key came in and robbed us of some valuables and locked the doors when they left. When we called the property manager he did not act surprise. We informed the police and they came about 8.30pm. 4 officers came and checked out the place and the way they were moving we could tell they were baffled by the robbery. The main officer in charge insured that the specialist doing fingerprint came that same night. Both sets of officers told out family that someone with a key came in and that it was not a break in. They said someone who is accustom coming in came in and robbed us and that we should seek compensation from the owners. We told Mr. Abraham from Abraham's realty this and all he said was he was gonna change the key. We are yet to get compensation or even a reply to our email that was sent the day after we left.
My family is shaken up because that same person could have entered while we slept.
Stacey-Mae S. from Trinidad visited in June 2013 and awarded
This beautiful three-bedroom, four and a half bath villa, along with its two-bedroom, one and a half bath guest house, is set on slightly sloping grounds, surrounded by various vegetation. Both buildings, which are connected by an open but covered garage, boast full-sized kitchens, dining-rooms and living rooms. There is a balcony off the master bedroom on the second floor of the main house, and a large porch just under this, both of which look out onto the pool. The guest house has a balcony looking out onto the grounds - beautifully maintained lawns, mango trees, citrus, and various decorative plants. It should be noted, though, that while this side of the property is bordered by the main road, this was hardly noticeable as the large trees on this side blocked off almost all views and sounds of such.
Both buildings are multi-leveled - the main house having three levels (including the outdoor pool level) and the guest house having two levels (with the kitchen, etc. on the ground level and the two bedrooms and full bath on the lower level.
The pool ... (sigh!) was perfect. While it was not huge, being possibly about 15 feet by 10 feet, and at its deepest about 7 feet, it is certainly large enough to allow a few laps every day. There is also an attached whirlpool tub. Because trees and shrubs surround the pool, there is also a sense of privacy from neighbours and the roadside.
There are also various pathways through the garden, which allows for a relaxing, albeit short stroll. The neighbourhood was also very quiet, consisting of several other large houses, but Sunshine Villas is located at the very end of the row of houses, which gives it a very peaceful and relaxing aspect. In spite of this, however, it is within twenty minutes of Scarborough, Gulf City Mall or Crown Point, with several pleasurable beaches nearby.
All in all, the perfect place in which to enjoy a few days in Tobago with family or a group of friends.
Melissa from Trinidad visited in September 2010 and awarded
Enjoyed every moment of being there, would definitely recommend it to small families and friends. Beautiful villa with everything you need. there was nothing that was disappointing, the land scape was beautiful and the views were perfect, the pool was amazing. I would be there soon again.
Grisha G from Trinidad visited in February 2008 and awarded
A group of my friend stayed in this property in February 2008. We were spending the weekend in Tobago to celebrate the birthday of one of my friends. Our group comprised of adults and children and we all had a great time. Its a bit a far from popular beaches and night spots. But we were content laze around in the pool for most of our time there. We had a slight problem with sand flies, but probably had more to do with the time of the year than the actual property. All in all we were completely satisfied.
Joline C from Trinidad visited in December 2007 and awarded
It was fabulous. The location is a little bit far from all the action, but I loved the peaceful and secluded aspect of it. If you do decide to stay, I suggest renting a car. The only complaint I had was that the jacuzzi is not heated. Overall, my party and I had a very pleasant stay and would definitely consider renting this house again.