Sweet Nest - Reader Reports & Opinion
Jenny from Trinidad visited in March 2011 and awarded
We spent six night at Hibiscus Heights during the Carnival period, What first caught my attention was the spectacular view of the ocean from the warp around veranda,the openness of warm breezes, nice clean surroundings, the location of the property, basically all convenience around. Our party occupied the entire place and each occupant enjoyed their unit.
Having Grafton beach in walking distance was a plus, we enjoyed our time their, and if you love to exercise,the walk to the beach is a good workout. Our host Paul and Gill, were always ready to help with our request.
Hibiscus heights is a beautiful Guest House which I can recommend to anyone, especially families.
Agata And Robert from U.K. visited in February 2011 and awarded
This was our second stay at Hibiscus Heights, this time we occupied the Sweet Nest - a charming cottage located by the entrance of the property.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is situated in a good location, close to all beautiful beaches.
It was also very handy to be near local food shops,restaurants, ATM etc,the apartment caters for all and has everything a person needs to have a good stay, long or short.
We loved Sweet Nest. Everything went perfectly and we
really didn't want to leave when the time came.
We would like to thank Paul, Gill and Nekeisha for their hospitality and making sure our holiday was one of the best we had so far.
Will we be back? You bet!
Will we recommend this place? Absolutely!
Lukas Frcek from Czech Republic visited in February 2011 and awarded
It was exactly what we need. Our six days stay in a quiet street, which is a good position to walk to near beach also is possible aprox 30min walk to Buccoo.
There is a few good restaurants near Hib.Heights
Next good value of this appartments is their owners Paul and Gill. It was great that Paul picked up us at the airport, negotiate car rent and answered all our question about interesting places of Tobago.
That all was for a good price, with A/C.
Only one negative was that the artist studio has no window, only few "holes in the wall" so it is a little dark and needs to shine indoor lights. But we know that is a simple apt and we asked it so late.
Our rate is very good.
Lukas and Monika
Hope, that will stay in Hib.h. Sometimes again, because we love Tobago
Jonathan And Deseree from Canada visited in January 2011 and awarded
We enjoyed our stay at the artists studio for 5 days. We were welcomed by Paul at the airport and were then driven around to run some errands. He was very patient and hospitable throughout the entire week.
The place is at a really great location - quick walk to the beach and restaurants, and the ocean view just outside on the patio made us feel very much on vacation. The room was very comfortable and a great place to come back to after exploring the beautiful island.
Marsha Boone from U.S.A. visited in December 2010 and awarded
My husband, myself and our two very young children (1 and 3) stayed at Hibiscus Heights for 10 days over Christmas and New Year's Eve 2010 along with my husband's entire family. There were 13 of us in total. It was a lovely house in a great location; we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the service that Paul and Gill provided.
The Owners, Gill and Paul:
Gill handled pre-arrival communication with us. She was very responsive and helpful. Paul took care of us once we were in situ. He picked us up from the airport and later did us the favor of taking us to the grocery store as we didn't have a car. He also gave us a short and helpful tour of the surrounding neighborhood--into the village and down to the beach etc.--and gave us the names of very reliable drivers and tour guides. Paul was also very helpful in figuring out sleeping arrangements and moving beds/cribs for the young children involved.
As far as I know everyone was very happy with the part of the house they stayed in, but we were on the top floor of the main house so it's the part I know best and it's the part I will talk about. It was lovely! The top floor is surrounded by a very wide balcony on three sides. There is a dining table on the balcony, as well as hammocks and seating areas. The balcony has a great view of the ocean in the distance (about a ten minute walk from the house) and lots of lovely green tropical foliage and the village of Pleasant Prospect down below. The pool is on this floor, too, and is very clean without smelling of chlorine. The kids (ages 1 through 12) LOVED the pool. It has wide steps in the shallow end that the 1 year old happily monopolized and the "deep" end was deep enough for the 12 year old to enjoy.
This floor is clean and well-maintained. The furniture and beds are comfortable. All the rooms are well-appointed. Cool, clean tiles, louvered wood "windows," mosquito netting around the beds--very nice. The bedrooms are spacious and the common areas are PLENTIFUL and spacious. We cooked most of our meals and the kitchen had everything we needed. Dixie the housekeeper is wonderful and helpful.
As for the rest of the house, from what I could see, it was lovely too. My mother and father in law had a charming little patio outside their front door and my brother and sister-in-law had a great little private balcony, too. And the landscaping on the property is lush, flowery, and well-maintained.
Hibiscus Heights is located in the very tiny village of Pleasant Prospect. (The walk from the house to center of the village is about two minutes.) PP consists of a fruit stand, a village green with a swing and some benches, a bar, a restaurant (spendy but very good), a "Pizza Boys" (which serves surprisingly good pizza as well as espresso drinks), a small grocery, an ATM machine and maybe a few other businesses, but these didn't seem to maintain regular hours. The bar played music loudly and late into the night and could be heard up at the house. It never bothered us, but particularly light sleepers might want to bring ear plugs. We felt safe at Hibiscus Heights and safe and welcome in the village.
We spent a lot of time at the beach that's walking distance from the house. It's a beautiful beach and great swimming for older kids and adults. There's also a good open air beach bar and restaurant down there. (For the smaller kids, though, we did find it well worth hiring a driver and going to Canoe Bay Beach for the day. Very shallow and tiny little waves--perfect for a 1 and 3 year old!)
For large families wanting to vaction together:
If you are a large family wanting to vacation together, Hibiscus Heights is PERFECT. We loved that HH felt like a cohesive house, but in actuality, the house can be divided into three units, plus the separate cottage (above the driveway) is a fourth. I hesitate to say unit because again, we still definitely felt like we were all in the same house, but for simplicity's sake let's just say each "unit" has its own kitchen and bathroom. This was a fantastic feature for allowing our multiple families to have space, privacy and amenities but yet feel that we were all "together." For example, we all usually made and ate dinner together on the top floor of the house, but my son would go "visit" Gramps and Grandma down the stairs on the first floor in the afternoons.